(Slave Freedom Movement)
Saturday, July 26, 2003
the stanley scoop said the server was taken down for "spamming"
reasons....it said rick is looking for a new host offshore
somewhere......said everything is ok with rick at this time......
I'd still like to hear it from Rick Stanley's mouth. For some reason, I don't trust that the Government couldn't make up a story to put out on Rick that missled the rest of us. Let's persure this until I talk to Rick on the phone, guys. Gene.
Saturday Night Live Audioblog Report
Pictures From The Road
The $50.00 will do alot. It costs about $100 a day to make the TAX MARCH go, so you're being used of God to give us half a day of life toward changing America. I am confident that this TAX MARCH is rocking the base of the mountain called, "Mt. Injustice," so that it will soon be cast into the sea. Just the reaction here in Mississippi to my story makes me think that a giant army may rise up tomorrow morning and fight off this communism called 'Progressive Taxation' (The 2nd Plank of The Communist Manifesto). Infact, I am so impressed with the anti-Communist Manifesto arguements, covered by the Mississippi media today state wide, that I would suggest that it is the single most powerful tool we have in turning America against the very existance of the IRS. Have faith that we are nearer to victory, as opposed to further. This word "communism" is the lever that has reached the base of the mountain here in Mississippi just in the last 24 hours. Pray that God will open even more doors in the coming days and weeks to cast this mountain into the sea, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. Pray for the Atlanta 21 day fast that is coming nearer. All the right elements are in place to cast off the IRS. Let us humble ourselves in the site of the Living God. for has He has moved in the affairs of men in Mississippi this day.
Gene Chapman, Minister of :Christ
I could write for hours on my feelings about what you are doing for
the sake of all Americans. I just don't think I could EVER thank
God or you enough for your efforts. I've been keeping a watchful
eye on you, WTP, Simkanin, Schiff, Stanley and others. I am one
of the more tacit members, doing what I can to support WTP,
Schiff and others when I can.
My main concern at this moment, however is whether or not
anyone knows what has happened to Rick Stanley's website. Ever
since the news release about his potential standoff in Denver with
our criminal government, I have been unable to access his website!
I am hoping that you, Fred, Doug or so many others may have
heard. I sent an email to Rick but have not heard back. I know how
busy your days are with the March on Washington are so I greatly
appreciate ANYTHING you can do to find out.
I have also contributed $50 (all I have now) to your march through
PayPal. Live FREE or DIE! God Bless you and God Bless America
and all of her true patriots. Jim Paulson, Minneapolis, Minnesota
At about 5:45 am CT, he came to pick me up to take me downtown for my TAX MARCH to proceed. He related that he had been one of ten children raised by his mother in the Great Depression, after his father died when he was five years old. He related, "My mother never turned a stranger away, and we had a roof over our heads and plenty to eat all through that time." I reminded him of the story of the little bit of meal and oil in the Old Testamanet that God just wouldn't let run out, as long as the widow honored God with it by feeding the Prophet Elijah. He agreed that the story was the same with his mother. I was glad I met him.
Upon arrival at the store, I was met with first this and then that person saying, "I just saw you on the news this morning." "Go get 'em," they would say. One man stopped me while I marched out of town and handed me a dollar bill. Yes, he saw the tv news too. And then a black woman shouts, "God Bless You!," at the top of her lungs, as her little children waved at me. Then another and another. You would have thought I was Elvis. They were everywhere waving and thanking me. Finally, a man picked me up and carried me to the next town. I was barely on the pavement when another young man picked me up to carry me into Forest, Mississippi, where I am now. About 20 minutes after I arrived in the motel here, The Clarion Ledger sold out of all 20 copies that had just been in the machine. The lady at the front desk told me the story, while I had been waiting on my breakfast in the next room. People were looking at me, not as a freak in a bed sheet, but as a man on a mission. It goes without saying that I could run for Governor of Mississippi today and win. Today, I became a hero to the people of Mississippi. May God grant me the grace to be worthy of that status that has been bestowed upon me here in Mississippi. respectfully, Gene Chapman.
I got into Pelahatchie at about 8 pm CT. It was getting dark. A local mechanic didn't seem too impressed with me, so I walked over to the only cafe in town to eat. Upon entry, I passed out fliers to the staff and asked that the local police be called, so I could
get the rules on sleeping overnight. I enjoyed a chili dog with fries and a Dr. Pepper, while waiting on the town police officer to arrive.
Upon his arrival, he seemed as if he thought I was a problem to be delt with. I right away informed him that I was the one who had him called and that there was no problem. He looked over the flier a short bit and proceeded to tell me that my options were to be carried to the edge of town and dropped off in the dark or be locked up for being out on the street past the midnight curfew.
I chose to be locked up, if the only other option was being put on the edge of the town limits. I explained that I had money for a motel but that there were no motels in Pelahatchie. I was just wanting to lay down until first light and be on my way.
I called Fred to tell him of the problem, and Fred seemed to calm the officer down a bit. One of the kids in the cafe blurted out that the officer was a preacher, and that sent me off on him. I said to the officer, "You're a preacher, and you want to put me on the edge of town to sleep in a swamp?" He said, "I'ts the law." I replied, "What would you do if Jesus were sitting here right now in my seat?" "Would you just put him packing out in a swamp or lock him up for sleeping on the street? He got quiet and called the Cheif of Police. They made some kind of arrangement for me to stay free of charge at a local camp ground that was only 3 miles away. What do ya know, God had a way.
I was carried in the back of the patrol car to the campground office where a 77 year old man came out and took a look at me. He said I was welcome to set up free of charge on spot number 13. The police offer carried me over, and he let me out. I suggested that he might use his Christian influence to set up a program with local churches to look after people travelling like myself. After all, Jeus said, "I was a stranger, and ye took me not in." (Continued).
Along the way, a man in a red shirt stops about 100 yards infront of me and starts taking pictures. I asked him who he was, and he shared that he was with The Clarion Ledger, Mississippi's State newspaper, based in the State Capitol. He said the article he was writing on me would be somewhere inside the paper on Saturday. I took his picture for yall to see, and we went our seperate ways.
About 8 miles into the march, I came across a place named "Bills Produce." I, rather than trying to talk a great deal after all that walking, just passed a few copies of the flier out to the people in the food line. Two mechanics said they were gonna call the local tv stations and left. They were very proud to meet me. The three women working at Bills' were equally excited, as one of them walked up to me out of the blue, shoved a piece of yellow paper infront of me while I ate and asked, "Can I have your autograph?" She was giggly, like the other two. They got on the phone to call a local radio station to try and get me on, but the station was backed up on callers., so I continued on the march. They also related that Pelahatchie didn't have motels, they thought.
This was not good news, so I evaluated if I might just settle for Brandon, Mississippi for the night. In a call to Fred, he felt I should continue on.
I went on further a few miles when a black man I noticed was filming me from about 50 yards ahead. He was with CBS Ch. 12. He also agreed with everything I was saying about communist influences in the tax system rather than Christian influences being used.
He went on to work with the story, as did I with the TAX MARCH.
As I neared I-20 at Brandon, I noticed a McDonald's on the right corner of the West bound side, so I stopped in for a Dr. Pepper.
There, I passed out fliers and met two black men who became very interested in my need for prayer at their church this Sunday. I expect they will be doing the prayer at church.
There was no East bound service road, so I got Fred on the phone to call the State Highway Patrol. We left a message asking to know the rules of foot travel on the Interstate. (They still have not returned Fred's call at this writing.) Fred kept prompting me to continue the long route through downtown on Hwy. 80, so I did.
Fred must have known something because I walked up right into a big camera filming me, as I marched through the square of Brandon, Mississippi. I thought it was the other local Jackson tv station, so I said to the camerman, "Are you here for me?" He, a tall Brittish man responded in that accent, "No, I'm with the BBC World News Service; what's you're story?" We talked about the TAX MARCH and the story he was on assignment to cover. He conveyed to me that he would pass along my flier to the appropriate people at the BBC. As I walked away, I saw him talking to his producer, as they got into their truck while looking over at me. They have enough to do a story on me, so I'm putting them down on the media link until I hear different. The BBC World News Service is the top of the line for media where I come from. There ain't no "UP" from the BBC. (Continued).
Friday, July 25, 2003
Update on Gene's Situation
Gene called to report that the Sheriff of Pelahatchie Mississippi - the same gentleman I spoke to on the phone earlier - offered some additional information which was not forthcoming in his original discussion with Gene. He went on to inform Gene that there was a campground 3 miles outside of Pelahatchie where Gene could pitch his tent. He offered to drive Gene there. Gene accepted the offer.
During the drive Gene and the officer had a rather frank discussion about truth, the need for transparency, the example of Jesus and our individual calling to follow that example. He thanked me for talking to the officer and said he will just plan on laying outside this evening.
The nearest town - an perhaps tomorrow's destination - is Forest some 20 miles east. Gene said it's been a long day of round about walking and he's simply looking forward to getting up the road to the next motel.
Say a prayer for Gene as you go to bed tonight.
Peace and God Bless,
Waiting for Deliverance in Pelahatchie Mississippi
Gene called 15 minutes ago to report that he arrived in Pelahatchie after marching some 20-25 miles. There is no motel in town and the local sheriff informed him that once past curfew he must either drive Gene to the edge of town or take him all the way back to Brandon 12 + miles east and lock him up. The call was made from a local restaurant-diner where there were some 15+ folks gathered. None have offered to help or advise him on what he can do or where he can go to at least pitch his tent. He's even offered to pay someone just for the chance to pitch his tent on their property.
I spoke with the Sheriff who reiterated what Gene said. The guy seemed like he was trying to working something out with the local highway patrol or a trucker to get Gene a ride up the road to the Forest, the next town which is some 24-27 miles down the road heading east.
On A Separate Note: The BBC Meets Gene
Earlier in the afternoon Gene called to report that a fellow with the BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation - in the town of Brandon to film-report on a story about a gay priest-minister - filmed Gene and spoke with him at length. At first Gene thought it was on of the other TV stations which some folks who met Gene indicated they had contacted to do a story about him. The fellow from the BBC took down all the appropriate information and said he would pass it on to his superiors.
That's all for now.
Pray that Gene can find a place to lay his head this evening.
Peace and God Bless,
Gene just called to tell me he's at the intersection of highway 80 and I-20. He's attempting to walk along the service road along I-20. If he can't proceed he will be heading through the backroads north of Brandon.
Jackson Mississippi's WJTV, Channel 12 Interviews Gene Chapman
Gene just called to tell me that the local CBS affiliate, News Channel 12, WJTV just finished doing an interview which will appear on the evening news this evening.
Peace and God Bless,
Jackson Clarion Ledger Interviews and Takes Pictures of Gene
Gene called to inform us that some folks from the Jackson Clarion Ledger met with him to take pictures and take down some information for an article which they said would be in tomorrow's paper, Saturday, July 26, 2003.
The folks from the Jackson Advocate have not contacted him yet on the article they said they would do, but we have a very good feeling that they will follow through on their promise.
Gene has walked some 10+ miles today and is just entering the service road underneath I-20 which will connect back with state highway 80 heading east toward Forest. The folks outside of Brandon said that the next town along 80, Pelahatchie, does not have a motel and that Gene would have to go another 20 miles to Forest before he came to the next motel. Gene was going to call it quits in Brandon, but I encouraged him to just keep walking for someone would either help or pick him up along 80.
I'm not sure what Gene will decide to do, but whatever he does will be fine with me. I just know that movement and action is what this march is really all about. Meeting, greeting, sharing, helping and serving up this wonderful picnic of energy, light, truth and love that the Lord God freely and unconditionally gives to each one of us every second of every day.
Peace and God Bless,
P.S. I'm beginning to prepare myself emotionally for the 21 day Atlanta IRS Service Center Building fast that is coming when I get to that city. Jesus said that some evil is only cast out by fasting and prayer. We're gonna put God's word to the test; why be a person of faith otherwise?
Thursday, July 24, 2003
Subj: SCOOP & WEBSITE: MILITIA SECTION: Gene Chapman/ Denver Standoff Discussed
Date: 7/24/2003 2:57:27 PM Central Standard Time
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STANLEY NOTE: Thank you for the kind words Gene. We would welcome you and
anyone who wants to join us in an unarmed branch of the Pact. I think it is a
great idea. We will still defend those who are unarmed if given the
opportunity. However, those who will not defend themselves are sitting ducks.
We need time to respond. A brigade of unarmed demonstrators for defense of our
militia would absolutely be welcomed. If you join, and become a part of this, I
would welcome your help. It is all done through the website at
www.stanley2002.org and the Stanley scoop newlsetter and Media/Militia releases.
Letting America know how we can defend God's Laws and the Constitution at the
same time. We are each servants of the one God.
Luke 22, Verse 36: "But now one who has a money bag should take it, and
likewise a sack, and one who does not have a sword should sell his cloak and buy
one." Jesus Christ.
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! LIVE FREE OR DIE!! LIBERTY IN OUR LIFETIME!!!
Special Situation Audioblog Report
I've e-mailed a picture from today to Doug and Fred; I don't know how to get the picture on the blog yet. We'll see if they do.
Fred, we need to call the Jackson papers and let them see this. We've not done interviews yet with either of them.
The taxi was driven by Dale Beard. He is very excited about joining We The People Congress. (I gave his phone number to Fred for transfer to Devvy Kid). He is a veteran of the military, and he hates the tax system. We drove to North Jackson and talked the whole way about the effort of the TAX MARCH, etc. I left him a flier, and I expect to be getting an e-mail from him here.
Update: This morning, I awoke at 6 am CT. I got on the TAX MARCH at about 7:45 am after some e-mail work and an update on the blog. The first meeting was with a man on business at the Day's Inn lobby at checkout, obviously interested in my clothing. I asked if I'd made the paper he was reading -- USA Today. He didn't realize it, but I was serious. The conversation quickly went into the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON. After 10 minuets or so, we went our ways. He was happy he had met up with me and wished us all well in the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT.
I marched about 2 miles and stopped at the State HQ of the Pentacostals in Mississippi. No one was in to work yet, so I left a flier in the door and went on.
A few hundred yards later, I came across what must be the largest church in the state. I visited with the church staff for about 15 minutes and left fliers form them and the pastor.
Another mile or so, I met a road crew putting down gravel on the side of the service road. Several gravel trucks were backed up waiting to be unloaded for spreading the gravel. I gave out fliers. Smiles were on every face. Then I met a young black man with the crew off by himself ahead of the rest (maybe 19 or 20), who was waiting on trucks to get to his location. He said that he heard about me on the crew radio, passed me a cold red koolaid in a plastic bottle and thanked me for my work. I took the koolaid and drank it. (I saved my trash and threw it away here in the motel just a few minutes ago. We are stewards of God's earth and have no right to mess it up with trash.)
I stayed on the service road going North along I-55. About 5 miles into the march, my back pack became heavy and my feet were tired, so I took off the pack and rested under a giant tree in a field about 20 yards off the service road. I spread out my dhoti from my shoulders on the ground and layed down to enjoy the morning breeze.
Then I packed up and headed North another couples of miles. There, I saw an Econo Lodge where I might call Fred to see if he was ready to get the new camera we discussed buying last night. After a bit of silent prayer, I went in to see if I could get to call on their phone. Everything I needed was right at the desk. A pen and paper for directions to Best Buy. And the kid (20 years?) at the desk handed his cell phone right to me without a hitch.
His name was Raiyon Rab, a Muslim, concerned about his soul. Between calls, he would say how impressed he was with my committment to God's call on my life to march and fast. He wondered if those who were born outside where the Gospel of Jesus Christ could be heard would (ie. Bangladesh, his birth country) be going to hell for not knowing. I quickly told him that Christianity teaches that everyone will have a chance to hear the Gospel before being sent to hell. About that time, my taxi to North Jackson for the purchase of the camera showed up. Pray for enlightenment for Raiyon. He is a seeing youth. (See next blog for continuation.) Gene.
12:42 pm CT
Keep your eyes peeled for a story on us there in Austin, folks. Gene.
We The People of the United States must step between those being attacked and those in government who often have egos to protect in such cinerios. Gandhi called these people "Peace Brigades." See The Gandhi Reader for more deatails. I envision this Peace Brigade concept all over the world in order to keep the tensions down between governments and citizens. What Rick did in Denver was needed to hold government back. But this effort of Rick's needs unarmed spiritual leaders in it as well. A third party, honest broker, so-to-speak. Special Agent Sage asked if I wanted that role with David Koresh, but I didn't feel qualified. I've often mused that perhaps my refusal to talk to Koresh failed to honor the Gandhian Peace Brigade concept and in its end killed the Davidians.
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Date: 7/24/2003 12:44:28 PM Central Standard Time
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July 24, 2003
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Subject: End of Stanley/Denver Potential Militia Alert***Media Release***
Rick Stanley announced the ending of the Preliminary Militia Alert for the
Denver, Colorado potential defense and stand-off, of himself and the Mutual
Defense Pact Militia. The Ordered hearing by Judge Robert Patterson for Rick
Stanley on June 26, has been Vacated by Judge Patterson in an Order this week.
It has been verified by the Denver Police Department to Rick Stanley, that the
Bench Warrant ordered by Judge Robert Patterson, as a result of Stanley refusing
to appear at the unlawful June 26 hearing, has also been vacated, and the
Police show that there is no bench warrant, or any type of warrant for Stanley,
in the computer at this time. With this action, by those in government, Stanley
ends the Preliminary Militia Alert for the Stanley/Denver potential Militia
action, by the Mutual Defense Pact Militia of the 2d American Revolution. This
is the 2d Preliminary Militia alert, that has been successful in stopping the
proceedings of government agents, based upon the exposure of the
illegal/unlawful/unconstitutional actions of those in government, who in their
zeal to jail our innocent militia brethren, or steal their property, all
unconstitutionally, has been stopped once again. The matter may still come up
in Denver, Colorado or Biddeford Maine. However, each of these two potential
incidents could have escalated very quickly into, Ruby Ridge or Waco size stand-
offs, but with the potential of a Mutual Defense Pact Militia intervention,
hanging over the actions of the government, those in government, eventually came
to their senses and backed off. This is what the Mutual Defense Pact Militia is
poised to do. When government steps outside the boundaries of Constitutional
law, and the courts will not uphold the law and our constitutional rights, these
Americans of the Mutual Defense Pact Militia are poised to defend our militia
brethren, with force of arms against the predations of a fascist tyranny of
government at any level, whether it be local, state, or federal.
Unconstitutional actions will not be tolerated against Mutual Defense Pact
Members. Who are these Americans? People such as, any regular every day
peaceful American, who is freedom loving, but will not tolerate the taking of
their constitutional rights, under the force of arms by government against them,
or their militia brethren. Men and women who are not cowards, and will defend
to the death their rights to freedom and liberty, free from unconstitutional
intervention by those in government. Each Member of our Pact has committed to
defend themselves and those of like mind who have joined the Pact across this
nation. Formed a few months back, the Pact, which can be checked out at
www.stanley2002.org under the Mutual Defense Pact section on the main page of
the Stanley Constitutional Activism website, will defend every Pact member
against any intrusion against their constitutional rights. False arrest,
property takings, stealing of our children or grandchildren by the state, or the
stealing of our guns, which is a God given right of man to defend himself, and a
Constitutionally protected and guaranteed right to keep and bear arms, all of
these actions, will not be acceptable to the Pact members. Weapons of the
Mutual Defense Pact Militia will only be used against those who would attack us
individually or as a group. Our weapons will only be used DEFENSIVELY. Once
attacked though, Militia members will not hesitate to destroy anyone trying to
harm them, or their brethren. The Militia has promised to defend, as if the
gates of heaven, and the promised Lion of Revelations, were unleashed against
their attackers. Government will be held accountable with the Mutual Defense
Pact Militia members, for any unconstitutional act and threat of attack. No more
Waco's, Ruby Ridges, Rainbow Farms, or Fremont Michigan and the recent death ,of
citizen Scott Woodring. Not on our watch. Scott Woodring was brutally murdered
by the police in Michigan, but was not a member of the Mutual Defense Pact
Militia. We still feel his loss for trumped up charges to arrest or kill him.
He would still be with us today if he had joined the Mutual Defense Pact
Militia. We are hundreds today, after a few months of existence. We will be
thousands in every state as time elapses and the tyranny of the government is
continued against the citizens of America. The grass roots campaign to close
ranks and defend ourselves and those of like mind in regard to constitutional
rights, and our demand they be upheld by those in government, instead of
attempting to steal and kill from our Pact members, will continue to grow in
America. See www.stanley2002.org
As long as government respects our Constitutional rights and does not attack any
Fred and I just got off the phone with Gene a little bit ago. He purchased a digital camera at the Best Buy in Jackson, Miss. The camera cost around $199.00 according to Fred. So it looks like Gene will have pictures to upload to the internet from his camera starting today, so we can see what is going on each day on his march to D.C.
The camera we are to buy today is about $160.00, as I understand. This will give us pictures and 30 sec. video clips, so yall can see more of the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON than just words on a screen.
We need to make sure and get more story links up on the right side of the gene blog today. I think that reaches people to have all that access. We still need the artilce John Kelso did in Austin entitled, "Gandhi Would Have Had Lunch," all the World Net Daily stuff from the Austin Death Fast, the Giddings, Texas article, the Brenham, Texas article, the Natchez, Mississippi article, The Dialy Leader article last Sunday in Broohaven, Mississippi, the article in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, etc. One of these newspaper writers may want to write a book someday on the activities we are engaged in here; Let's make finding material for that book easy for them.
We also have 4 video stories that KVUE (ABC) did on the Death Fast in Austin that will cost us $200 to get for later streaming video on the web. We also have several cable access interviews in Austin we need to track down. And my documenatry maker has hours of video from Austin.
Also, we have maybe two dozen radio interviews we need to see if we can track down in Las Angelas, Chicago, San Antonio, Idaho, Colorado, Austin, etc. Who knows where else? Let's get all this linked asap. After all, the New York Times came to see the gene blog less than 14 hours ago. We need to get up and ready for PRIME TIME, folks.
I'm off on the march into downtown Jackson. I'll find a cab to go get the camera in North Jackson. Then, I cut East toward Birmingham, Alabama. respectfully, Gene. Your West Nile Virus Test Kit.
Wednesday, July 23, 2003
I love this link David Goodyear put together on my location on a map. We need a permanent link to it. Great work, David!!!!!!!!!
We're Just Finding out About More Coverage of The TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON:
Where In The World Is Gene Chapman?
Fred and I will call them in a few minutes. Gene.
This morning, I started marching from Hazlehurt, Mississippi at about 8:20 am CT. I got about 3 miles in rainy overcast type weather when a man and his daughter picked me up. It was a good thing too, as a big rotwieler (sp?) was loose and barking at me just as the man and his 8 year old daughter pulled up. I threw my back pack in the bed of his small blue pickup truck and hopped in the passenger side.
He workes at the Walmart Distribution Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi. His daughter was going to the Boys and Girl's Club for the day, as she is out of school for the summer. We all talked about the Lord, and he took my flier with him. I got out in Crystal Springs, Mississippi to walk on toward Jackson, as he told me there were no motels in that town.
As I walked to the North edge of town, I looked for a phone to call Fred to ask that we get Doug to get the old original blog set back up. (The new site doesn't have room to put all the links we need, so I wanted to ask that we just go back to square one.) Anyway, the last place that might have a phone before entering the country side appeared to be a gas station run my a 60ish black man. I talked to him and another 60ish black man named Joseph.
After we spoke for about 15 minutes back and forth about how property taxes, etc. tie us to a tax tread mill, they agreed that I was doing God's work. I asked to use the phone to call Fred before I was to leave, and the gas station owner turned out to have a barber shop inside. He fixes cars and cuts hair too. A little boy hopped in the barber chair, as he handed me the phone.
After the call to Fred, I went on my way Northward. About 8 miles later, Joseph comes driving up. He offers to carry me to Byram, Mississippi, where I am now in a Day's Inn for the night. (I never turn down a ride when I'm without my rv; you never know if this is gonna be the last offer to keep me from sleeping in the tent on the side of the highway tonight.)
Joseph is a Christian. He talked about how he had been married for almost 50 years and had known his wife since childhood. She died of bone cancer two years ago. I could see the pain of her loss on Joseph's face. We talked of God and the hope we Christians have of seeing our loved ones in the next life. He was clearly pleased to look on to that prospect. She was his whole life, and now he was alone in this world with his thoughts. At 66, God was his greatest comfort. He dropped me off, holding back a tear, I thought. I offered to let him come drive the rv for the TAX MARCH, just to give him something to do, but he said he had enough to do.
Joseph won't be forgotten in this heart and mind. I can tell you that. respectfully, Gene.
I stand corrected. Knowing the financial condition of We The People Congress is not something I could argue against, given my approach here of blogging Daily Financial Reports, as you suggest. Let's not let this be a point of contention, however. Lots of organizations don't put out financial reports for a variety of reasons. Transparancy is our greatest asset here at LET MY PEOPLE GO. It may not be the desired or appropriate approach for others. I'm for the freedom of the Spirit of God to bless what He will bless.
I never once said video camera. I said digital camera for still pictures.
I never once asked Bob Schulz. I asked We The People Congress.
The budget of the United States Congress is in the billions of dollars.
What is the budget of We The People Congress?
Is a Congressman of the United States denied to know what is the budget of the United States? Every citizen of the United States is privy to the budget of the United States Congress. I only ask what is the budget of the We The People Congress? If it is zero then just tell us that it is zero and be done with it.
I'm gonna have to go buy an umbrella. It's rainy out.
My understanding is that a camera is waiting for me in Jackson, Mississippi. Gene.
Doug, I appreciate your zeal evidenced in the blog you did below, but I think you're preaching to the choir to do such a request, as you've made below, on this website. The blessing of the Spirit of God is fickle, like the vortex of a tornado. The tornado is here one minute tearing up ground; the next minute it's gone into the sky. A seven day fast from you would do more good than a $500 camera from WTP ever could. Let My People Go is a spiritual vortex that is now on the ground making a path for God to move in the affairs of men. A high quality camera is nothing without a group of committed people. What I need more than anything is a group of 300 men who know how to drink water God's way, like Gideon had.
You have to know how and to whom to pray, Doug, to keep God's breath and hand moving on this ministry. I'll teach a lesson for us all: It took me years to learn this. When you asked Bob for a camera just now, you were in effect taking this role out of the hands and conscience of anyone else who might feel led of God's Spirit to take care of the camera issue, and put it right on Bob's front porch. But Bob may not feel led of God to do such a thing. We don't want to do God's job. What we want to do is find the truth of the needs we have and ask God alone to supply those needs. And we have to allow that God may see these presumed needs as just wants, in reality. God may want you to quit your job and carry your already paid for camera out here on the road for free, Doug. Who knows.
The truth is that we are in agreement that a video camera will honor God out here on the road with me. Who knows who or what God will send along with His camera in His timing to me? This is what the Bible means when we read, "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." You see, God wants to bless us, but we have to listen very close to His direction. That means we have to sit quietly a great deal, so we know not only what we need but how to ask Him for it.
The better way to talk about a camera would be, "We agree here among the four of us who spoke last evening that a video camera would be used to better honor God with the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON." (God is to be honored). "The camera we believe will best honor God is about $X amount of money, if it were to be bought." "Let us pray for God to touch a heart or make a circumstance for this camera to arrive in Gene's hands, so God may be better honored in the TAX MARCH" (God gets a whole host of ways to provide that same camera now". You see, Doug? Our focus is not on Bob Schultz to supply our needs now; it's on God. And God likes to be needed. "God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth," the Bible says. "Spirit" and "Truth" are God's dimensions of interactiion with man.
I watch the CBN News sometimes. They often greive the Holy Spirit, not in what they say, but in the way they say it. Pat Robertson's son last evening talked about how this denomination would drop a relationship with another denomination because a gay clergy person had been elected to the post of a Bishop. What would have been more effective is not to focus on political reprisals within a denomination. What would have been better, in my humble opinion, would have been for him to be in tears over this failed situation. What about this gay clergy man who knows in his secret places of the heart that he is destroying a denomination and most assuredly falling apart inside? It would have been better had Pat Robertson's son been shaved headed (Job 1:20), in sackcloth and ashes (Ne. 9:1) that God would heal the nation (II Chron. 7:14). But what we got was a polished suite and tie and combed hair; not a minister stressed about his nation's condition. The difference is the power of God vs. Empty Words of a preacher on national tv that stood a the side of the primary truth. We have to get real and focussed, I'm saying. We have to be authentic and willing to move and change to God's new and different ways of things happening by faith alone in Him. God will provide what God will provide, Doug. Amen? Ours is to recognize the path, like Indiana Jones in that movie wherein he crossed that invisible bridge. It's hard to see the path with the natural eye, but it is there nevertheless. We must look with spiritual eyes, open to what may be hidden in the sceenery right infront of us right now. Let's let God lead, not Bob. Bob understands this, as well. "If the Lord build not the house, they labor in vein that build it," the Bible says. Focus on God is our only hope for the TAX HONESTY movement and America.
Get Top Of The Line Digital Camera For Gene Chapman $500
Tuesday, July 22, 2003
The issue with the blog is being resolved. Archives have not been lost. We are pretty sure we were hacked. That is why you see the color change here on my personal blog.
The invitation to the Democratic Socialist Party to blog for us still stands. We want to talk about our differences in a civil fashion. respectfully, Gene.
I have found that the archives are not gone. If you go in under the administrator mode and look at the section below for previous posts go to the right bottom corner and search for archived posts and they show up. The problem appears to only be with the links for the archives. THE ARCHIVES ARE STILL THERE David
We are to have a blogger committee meeting on the phone in about 15 minutes to explore how to move forward with a better, more protected blog. Gene.
Gene Chapman Blog Sabotaged ?
Special Team Audioblog Report
Gene Chapman discusses the apparent deliberate sabatoge of the Tax March blog.
audblog audio post
Demorcatic Socialist Party HQ:
We would like to invite members of your communist party to interact with us. We have a technology available to us that will enable you to "blog" for our TAX HONESTY and Patriot Movement. I feel that the best way to resolve differences is to talk.
TAXES.com a blog. We need to invite the opposition to our table if ideas. Gene.
Good job, Fred! What I envision is a small popup window that has streaming video of these tv interviews and my webcasts on Gene Chapman TV off both the exodus site and this site. People can just click it off when they want to read further into the sites. On average, people watch 7 years of tv during their lifetime. What this tells me is that people are willing to let us teach them about the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT, but they (most) don't want to have to work for it. Our sites will be unique with the streaming video, so people will be drawn to it just for the action and the sound. And we will be positioned to expand the community more quickly than almost everyone else associated with our activities. After all, my job is to attract attention to the real brains of our movement. This streaming web material will allow us to do just that. Gene.
The web cam and streaming video in these sites is priority #1.
Archive Coverage of Gene Chapman on KVUE ABC in Austin Texas
Per Gene's request......
Posted 7/22/2003 12:42:46 PM by Gene Chapman
Fred, let's check to see if we can get the tv interviews from KVUE in Austin, Texas, so we can archive them. I know my documentary film maker in Austin has a copy of atleast one of the interviews on video tape. We need to get moving pictures on the sites, so people keep coming to learn.
I made contact with KVUE via their website kvue.com:
News and Operations Manager | Jerry White (512)-459-2063
Internet Sales Manager | Kim Perrier (512)459-2029
Internet Sales 459-2029
Weather Pager/Email Service 459-2045
KVUE TV news archives are available at Teleclips which is a local Austin company that specializes in archiving, copying and distributing tv and video feeds for the greater Austin area.
Teleclips can be reached at 512-851-8800.
I contacted Quita Culpepper at KVUE, the ABC TV affiliate in Austin Texas. Quita is the lady who did many of the interviews with Gene Chapman during his deathfast. Quita Culpepper's contact number is 512-459-2071.
The voice over "air dates" for their newscoverage about Gene's deathfast were:
April 21, 2003
May 2, 2003
May 25, 2003
May 28, 2003 - update using old video
We can call and order these clips for a nominal $30 charge per clip which can be copied onto the same or separate medium - video cassettes, DVD, etc. from Teleclips.
So the cost for all 4 clips would be $120 plus shipping.
Peace and God Bless,
I am off in a few minutes to end my 24 hour fast for God's continued blessing on the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON. I can't tell you all how much it means to me to hear of this or that person joining in one of these fasts. Gideon was allowed to defeat an army with 300 hand picked men. Thousands were sent home for nothing more than drinking water the wrong way. I'm not interested in throngs of followers; I'm interested in committed nonviolent noncooperation educated people looking with me into the eye of the tiger (Government). When the tiger sees we're not budging in our truith, he will back down. This is the way of God's natural world. I show no fear of the IRS because I have no fear of injustice. My focus is on God, who is the author of justice and equity. So let us look into the eye of the tiger. respectfully, Gene.
KVUE in Austin, Texas, so we can archive them. I know my documentary film maker in Austin has a copy of atleast one of the interviews on video tape. We need to get moving pictures on the sites, so people keep coming to learn.
Also, I'm told a real good webcam can cost $1,000. We need to look into what our circumstances and needs will allow. respectfully, Gene.
David. I just left a voice message for Kim Willis who is Features Editor of the Life Section of the USA Today newspaper. I will be sending her an e-mail shortly, also. If you want to try and contact her about Gene's story see the post before this with contact info.
You folks in Austin let me know if we get in the news there in Austin on KVUE today or over the next few days. Try to get video, so we can archive it. respectfully, Gene.
Doug Kenline and David Marsh will be able to get you specs on my laptop.
Let's get this done so I can start talking live to the people on the web around the world. Everything else is secondary in importance right now, as far as capabilities on equipment. respectfully, Gene.
USA TODAY 7950 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22108-0605 phone 1-800-USA-0001 and 703-854-3400
Apparently the person to talk to is Kim Willis who is the Features Editor of the Life Section of the USA Today newspaper. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Those of you out there who can't support Gene monetarily or with time driving for him maybe you could make a call to the USA Today newspaper. Let's get their phones ringing and create a storm of interest.
God bless you. I am still praying daily for you and the tax / anti-Communism march. It is great to see the biblical slant on the tax matter. Your biblical insight and commitment to Godly principles is refreshing to see. Daily more and more people are hearing about the tax movement and even more importantly they are hearing it from God's (the Bible,s) perspective. I have never read the Communist Manifesto, however I am now beginning to study the Constitution. Being brought up in a Catholic home with Public School education has proved to me that there is a need for separation from the ungodly. Becoming a Christian in 1981, I had to unlearn much of what I was taught and continue to strive to understand the deeper things of God and his will for me.
My 24 hour fast continues. I hope others are fasting for God's hand on the movement, as well. This fasting is humbling ourselves before God, and that is what gets God's attention. When we show Him our problems are more important than food, He perks up for us. Let's perk God up for the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT.
Let's plan on me doing a 21 day fast outside the Atlanta Regional IRS Service Center. Fasting started this whole movement under God's hand. Let's get another big protest fast done in Atlanta. Spread the word that we're back in the face of the IRS in Atlanta for 21 days, probably in another few weeks. Start beating the drums when I make the turn to the East at Jackson, Miss. respectfully, Gene.
You asked, "Why does God make some people good and some people bad?"
Well, I see God giving "free will" to humankind to allow us to choose Him or Reject Him. Imagine how alone you would feel, if you were all powerful, had no peer, and everything you made worshipped you like a robot. Your relationships with man would lack authenticity. And God is all about authenticity.
God made us with "free will" to be good or bad because He wants "true love." It's the same way with us humans. Who wants to woman who has no independent emotions and will?
Oh yes, for some reasaon, your emails almost always get returned to me. It's something about not being a "public address."
Monday, July 21, 2003
Please keep in mind that we almost lost news coverage in Hazlehurst, Miss. because we didn't have a camera to transmit pictures to the paper. We didn't get a picture in the article today, and that will hurt us some.
We need to work hard to get Gene Chapman TV online asap, as well. This movement is picking up alot of new viewers on the web. We don't need to play around and lose these folks because we waited too long to get the web stuff going.
We have a tremendous patriot community opening up dialigue with us today, covering three states (GA, SC and NC). Let's don't play around and lose this opportunity. Let's get that rv from Pineville, Louisiana to Atlanta this weekend, if possible. I need help to make the logistics work for all these opening doors. respectfully, Gene.
Subj: can u speak to our club in GA, SC & NC
Date: 7/21/2003 9:53:13 PM Central Standard Time
I'd be happy to speak to your Patriot groups, but my TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON has me utterly on foot at the moment. I'm good for about 10 to 15 miles a day from here in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. It would probably be best to just let people know when I'm entering their area, then pick me up within a hundred miles of the speech location when I get closer in.
It is clear that you have a large group of speakers. I'd like to sit in on some of these other speakers, myself.
Also, it is clear that I will need to probably spend 21 days in a fast outside the Atlanta Regional IRS Service Center, just to get their attention.
I find "Washington1" an interesting web address, given our activities. David, I have an address for you to research. Gene.
http://onlinetoday.com/ took a look at us today. They appear to be some sort of news link to The Dallas Morning News and The Ft. Worth Star Telegraham.
Fred and I just called a couple of local newspapers here in Mississippi. We should be in the Copiah County Courier pretty soon. The Meteor editor, in Crystal Springs, Miss. hung up the phone on Fred and me. He was hot that I was a U.S. Citizen and didn't pay my share of the taxes. Talk about a loss of objectivity. Maybe yall would like to share some of your ideas on tax morality with the editor: 601-892-2581.
He was alot of fun. He knows the president of the college where the paper was delivered and tried to get me in to see him, but the president was out. I left a copy of the flier with a little note for the college executive saying how much I wish we could have met. I did meet several people in the administration, however. And they all got copies of the flier. Maybe he (the college president) will send me an e-mail someday.
I bought Joy Lee a hamburger meal to show my appreciation and got into my motel room.
2) Fred called all the National Enquirer news tips lines, etc., and they are looking over our websites now.
3) We are contacting all the local papers, as well. The Copiah Courier wants to do a story today, but the reporter did say they are on a tight deadline. Their number is 601-894-3141. respectfully, Gene.
Gene Marched 9+ Miles
Gene called to tell me he marched 9+ miles before getting a ride into Hazelhurst where he's currently checked into a motel. We hope to call/conference several local papers and radio stations.
The Enquirer, Star and Globe we contacted this morning with favorable responses, but we'll just have to wait and see if they write or inquire further going forward.
Peace and God Bless,
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These papers should have an interesting twist on our story (ha ha). Atleast we'll get coverage on THE TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT. respectfully, Gene.
The 24 hour fast is to begin at 12 noon for me. I hope the rest of you will join me in fasting 24 hours at your 12 noon today. Gene.
I am calling a worldwide fast of those in our effort, for 24 hours, done in your time zone. My 24 hour fast will begin at 12 noon Central Time tomorrow and will end Tuesday at 12 noon my time. respectfully, Gene.
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall ... run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
Well, I'm kind of new to the whole 'laying on of hands' thing. I came up Baptist, but I've had opportunity to see God heal here and there. I don't think it has so much to do with any special gift or office, like your e-mail explores.
I think of it more in terms of the human touch and faith combined in a pure heart that heals. You can't be living in sin and expect God to do anything, but in the midst of a holy life, I expect God to do almost anything -- including healing. I don't know much more to say on the topic other than that I believe God can do anything our minds can grasp in His Will. Shoot, God can even fix our national tax mess, forget healing a man in a wheelchair.
Thanks for the gift for the TAX MARCH. It will be used properly.
P.S. Dispensationalism (ie, dividing up the way God deals with people in different eras) has its place, but I am concerned that the devil may want to use this concept to hold back the faith of folks who really want to step out in faith for God's real changes. I'd rather step out on a limb and fall than never to try at all. I'd rather be made a fool on national tv trying to honor God than be a man with my integrity intact who never tried. And sometimes, when all the ducks are in a row, God does work through my hands to heal folks. It's not something to brag about or to make a show of, but it has happened. My grandfather spent ten years without being able to raise his right arm above his head. At 17, I layed hands on his shoulder, prayed, and he talked about that healing for the rest of his life (18 years). Everytime I saw him, it seemed, he'd smile, thrust his right arm up over his head and laugh about it. I don't think I'm special, but I do think God can work through people who are right with Him at an important moment in time to heal just about anything.
Any cancer doctor will tell you that beating cancer has a great deal to do with the state of mind of the patient. If my prayer has a real effect on building positive state of mind for that patient, why should I not lay hands in prayer on that individual? Jesus was always saying to people, "THY faith hath made thee whole." I think that if we lay hands on somebody and their faith in a healing is sustained, even a medical doctor would agree that the positive reinforcement of that act had a role in the healing. The human touch is nothing to be ignored.
People who make love to their mate live longer on average than those who have sex outside of marriage. There is something about the human touch in God's will and purpose and plan that gives us life.
Sunday, July 20, 2003
We in the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT have our Saul, trying to destroy and maybe even kill some of us. David had a chance to kill Saul on night but only cut off a piece of his garment to prove to Saul that he could have killed Saul in his sleep had he desired. Once we gain a following, it would be easy to use violence against our government, but we need to be like David. We need to just let the love of God shine through toward them, "for they know not what they do." Let's just keep on doing right like David, and God will oneday give us Justice. respectfully, Gene.
I want to talk a moment about the $2.45 tip in the Mexican meal. When I was in Bible College, the pastors who were my professors, taught us that ministers always need to give a little extra in everything we do to prove we are not abusing the system of goodwill. If one guy gives a 15% tip, preachers should give a 20% tip or more, they would say to us. In other words, we should never seek to or assume that we may become an imposition on anyone. People should always be glad we came to see them. After all, our mission is much too important to have some waiter upset with us. I want that waiter thinking and telling people, "That man of God took care of my tip; helped feed my kids last week." Not: "That preacher was too cheap to leave me a tip; my kids need school supplies; where was God for me?" You see the complexities of being a preacher? It's not as easy as it looks. Preachers have all kinds of social concerns on our minds when we are in public. respectfully, Gene
Good talking with you, Bruce.
I'll be memorizing Article 1 Section 8 Paragraphs 1 thru 3, like a Bible memory verse.
Please send your $300 for my personal bill issue to: Gene K. Chapman, c/o Fred Smart, 3242 Harrison St., Evanston, Illinois 60201. I'm not afraid of work, but your help will keep us progressing with momentum toward Washington and a day when our children are more free than we are today.
I had thought for a moment that I might offer to lay hands on him and pray for him to walk again, by faith alone. Buy I realized that he was in that wheelchair for the glory of God, after we spoke awhile, so I left it alone. I think he will be following the march on the website. Everybody in the church seems to have read the news article about the TAX MARCH by this evening, including his wife. Gene.
I agree that the issues are much deeper and broader than Democrat/ Republican. What I am sure of is that the Progressive Caucus is rooted in the Democratic Socialist Party. I am sure that this party is communist in its world view and that this world view is found in "The Communist Manifesto." And the world view expressed in the manifesto is almost wholly opposed to Biblical presuppositions.
Subj: Coverage of the TAX MARCH
The attention dies down when you are just walking across America. The talk gets up when you're almost dead in a fast.
We have drivers for the rv from the border of Alabama/ Georgia to Washington. Come on down and keep me from having to sleep in the woods, like I did night before last. Maybe you'll teach me something.
I was also thinking of trying to provide scholarships for proven people in the TAX HONESYTY MOVEMENT, like yourself, who we could help get through Law School. Would you go, if we got you some cash?
Just like highschool, all the pretty girls still go to the Presbytarian Church. My first independent experience with church was going to our local Presbyterian Church in Lewisville, Texas, at the inviataion of Desire Babler. She would two years later become our home coming queen. She was pure and beautiful. And she loved God. I guess she set me on my path. God is the creator of all beauty, and she was beauty, without a doubt. Gene.
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These papers should have an interesting twist on our story (ha ha). Atleast we'll get coverage on THE TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT. respectfully, Gene.
Here is the article:
"Tax protester in area on way to Washington"/ The Daily Leader, Sunday, July 20, 2003, p.5A:
by Scott Tynes/ Staff Reporter
A Christian minister from Texas is making a stopover in Brookhaven this weekend while marching from Austin to Washington, D.C., to protest taxes.
Gene Chapman of Denton, Texas, said the march is only the latest in a string of activities he and others are doing to bring attention to their cause of stopping personal income taxes.
"We're trying to raise awareness of what we believe is an abuse of the tax system." he said.
Head shaven and wearing wire-rimmed glasses, leather sandles and white loin cloth wraps called dhotis, Chapman resembles the late Indian peace activist Mahatma Gandhi.
It is no coincidence, he said. He has shaped his life after the Nobel prize-winning activist and holds fasts and marches in support of his cause. The former truck driver and seminary student completed a 40-day "death fast" in Austin on the steps of the regional Internal Revenue Service in April and began his march eight days later.
His supporters are able to keep up with his location on the group's website, www.exodus10-3.org, and at another address, www.easttexasnews.com.
Chapman said his march is sponsored by the We The People Congress and other organizations.
"We're just trying to get the word out that the government is lying to us about our tax system," he said. "We're not opposed to paying taxes at all, but we believe there are certain ways to tax appropriately."
According to Chapman, the Bible excuses and supports excise taxes, such as sales tax, but does not condone taxes on assets, such as labor. Therefore, the personal income taxes should be removed.
The difference could be made up by raising excise taxes to cover the loss in income. The entire income would not have to be made up, however, because without income taxes there would be no real need for the IRS and the money used to fund it could be used elsewhere, Chapman said.
The founding fathers, he believes, never intended the government to intrude into the citizens' personal lives, such as the IRS does every year at tax time.
"There is no tax liability in the law," he said. "The government just coerces it out of us."
Chapman said the march is his way of taking the arguement to Washington and to the people. He did not have a set date for when he plans to arrive in Washington.
(Nice picture of my shaved head too in this artice. It shines in the sunlight.) respectfully, Gene.
Now, let's see what the local newspaper did with me in the Sunday paper. respectfully, Gene.