(Slave Freedom Movement)

Saturday, August 16, 2003

Round Table Talk: I think we need to get serious about examining the issues of archiving my tv interviews and what would be involved in getting me a web tv setup that would be archived on our web sites. We could carry and archive for posterity interviews with Irwin Schiif, Thurston Bell, Larkin Rose, Bob Schultz, etc., etc. respectully, Gene.

Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $334.41. No Deposits. No Expenditures. Ending Balance: $334.41.

We had about $38 spent on fliers, based on my rough math, but I don't know who is paying, so I won't put it down in the financal report yet.

My eye glasses cost about $156.00, but that was paid for by Mr. Ingles. Thanks to Mr. Ingles. Thanks also to the optometrist who gave me my eye exam for free after finding out about my mission. respectfully, Gene.

Update: Well, we had a full day. Pictures are off to Doug Kenline for posting.

Thanks to George Nelson for getting us 1,100 copies of the flier. He had a mechanical problem with the printer he was using, so we didn't get 5,000 copies, but the crowd was not 15,000 either, I gather. It was big enough that I couldn't see tha back of it. Jerry Falwell commented that it was a "very large crowd," so I guess I'll go with his estimation.

Thanks to Joseph Ingram for the help in passing out the fliers and getting me a new pair of glasses after the rally. I look like Gandhi again (ha ha). The optometrist was so happy that I was opposing Gov. Riley's tax plan that he gave me my eye exam at no charge. Amen.

I was interviewed by The Birmingham News and was on the radio in Las Angeles today, and I am to be interviewed by Amercian Family Radio in the coming days (200 + radio stations). There is a radio station in Mobile that is also to interview me. Several people knew me from the news coverage, so I guess we're getting the message out.

I was on the front row, and Jerry Falwell kept looking at me. That's about it for now. respectfully, Gene.

Citizens For A Sound Economy Against Governor Riley's Tax Proposal

Here is a website you can go to for updates:

David Marsh here. The local CBS Affiliate TV Station WAKA in Montgomery, Al. has a news story on Gene from this past Wed. Aug. 13, 2003. See it here.

David Marsh here. It looks like the story about Alabama Gov. Rileys huge socialist/communistic tax increase proposal is getting out to other areas of the country. It seems to be appearing in commentaries, editorials, and news articles from other sections of this country. Case in point is below, a commentary from Kyle Williams, a 14 year old boy from the midwest who does commentaries for Worldnetdaily.

Robbing Peter to please Jesus

Posted: August 16, 2003
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2003

Socialism is a danger that can destroy entire governments. It's the wrong solution to policy problems because it's not economically feasible. It's also the wrong solution because it is very much immoral.

What? Didn't Jesus teach about the importance of helping others? Absolutely, but the real question is: Do the ends justify the means. Does one good deed balance out another sin? No way.

This is an issue Alabama is currently facing. A controversial proposal by Gov. Bob Riley would, if passed, be the largest tax increase in Alabama history. But the more controversial thing is that he is calling the passage of the proposition based on the perception of "Christian duty."

He went further: "According to our Christian ethics, we're supposed to love God, love each other and help take care of the poor." The Associated Press reported him as saying, "It is immoral to charge somebody making $5,000 an income tax."

As if he's trying to put Alabamians on a guilt trip, Gov. Riley also said in an interview with the Birmingham News, "Jesus says one of our missions is to take care of the least among us. We've got to take care of the poor."

The main selling point for the plan is to help the poor by raising the income tax threshold, but the proposal would also raise taxes considerably on many citizens. The majority of the money, like with most state governments, will most likely be going to social programs.

Does Riley have a point? After all, didn't Jesus actually speak of taking care of the least among us?

Of course, but did He teach us that as long as we're doing good, it also OK if we commit evil? Socialism is theft. How do Riley's "Christian ethics" square with that? It's an undeniable truth that theft is wrong. Socialism is legalized plunder; government forcefully taxes you to pay for what Riley deems "much needed" social programs.

But Kyle, you might say, we need to pay taxes. It's our duty to submit to the government and pay taxes. Government wouldn't work without some sort of revenue, right?

Well, of course. However, in this free republic, we have the wonderful opportunity to affect government to represent our beliefs.

I, for one, believe that Alabamans would be in a less difficult position if they would cut spending rather than hike taxes. Bureaucratic social programs, such as welfare, some educational systems, government housing, business subsidies, and others are what suck up all the money – requiring government to plunder more.

Sure, helping others is a good thing to do, but not with government funds! Government has invaded the realm of charities, but, unlike private charities, it is demanding money by force and this obviously does not allow one to contribute and work with a charity that a person feels led to. It's nothing less than coerced redistribution of wealth.

I suppose you could say that one who speaks of such things is more of a naïve idealist rather than a realist when it comes to politics. Sure, that might be true.

However, what if we did endorse socialism to help others – wouldn't we live in a great society and wouldn't the ends justify the means? Probably not. Theoretically, the ends might justify the means, but that doesn't change the fact that a Robin Hood state cannot work. Socialist systems are too bloated with bureaucracy, flagrantly violating basic economic principles.

While the governor of Alabama might have good intentions, his logic is flawed. Tax increases for programs that promote socialism is not "Christian ethics." It's wrong.

Sorry, but socialism cannot be based upon a Christian worldview.

Kyle Williams is 14 years old, homeschooled and lives in a rural community in America's heartland. Each week, he offers his unique perspective exclusively to the readers of WorldNetDaily.

I'm off to the a big day at the Alabama State Capitol with Jerry Falwell and the boys. ;-) Gene.

Friday, August 15, 2003

Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: 187.81. Deposits: $50.00 (Thanks Mr. Smart), $50.00 less a ($1.75) Paypal fee is $48.25 (Thanks Mr. Erb), $50.00 less a ($1.75) Paypal fee is $48.25 (Thanks to Mr. Juneau). Total Deposits: $146.50. No Expenditures. Ending Balance: $334.31. respectfully, Gene.

Mr. Klass will see his $30.00 Paypal donation less a ($1.17) Paypal fee listed on the Daily Financial Report when it is listed for deposit by Paypal. Thanks a bunch for all the help, Gene.


Gene Chapman shares his personal dialogue with Jeffrey Kahn, Professor of Tax Policy at Columbia.

What Jeffrey Kahn shared would not pass Adam Smith's "fair-clear tax test."

"The tax which each individual is bound to pay ought to be certain, and not arbitrary. The time of payment, the manner of payment, the quantity to be paid, ought all to be clear and plain to the contributor, and to every other person. Where it is otherwise, every person subject to the tax is put more or less in the power of the tax-gatherer, who can either aggravate the tax upon any obnoxious contributor, or extort, by the terror of such aggravation, some present or perquisite to himself." -- Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature And Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 1776 ¶ 5:30 PM

Peace and God Bless,

Fred Smart

Pictures From The Montgomery Fast

The toilets are here in Montgomery for tomorrow.

I moved the rv to the corner of Monroe and North Bainbridge (ie. the North West
corner of the State Capitol Building).

Columbia University Tax Law Professor Continues Dialogue With Me:

Subj: Re: Gene Chapman
Date: 8/15/2003 6:11:27 PM Central Standard Time
Sent from the Internet (Details)


Thank you for the nice email. I also always enjoy discussion even just for the sake of meeting new and interesting people. I will keep an eye out for stories about your travels.

Jeff K.

>>> 08/15/03 04:06PM >>>
As a student of Gandhi, I seek only to become one with truth. I thank you
for your effort to enlighten me further. I'm sure our people will have some
ideas to explore this matter you presented further. Please do not hesitate to
continue this dialogue with me.

Most respectfully,

Gene Chapman

Columbia University Professor of Tax Law Presents His view on Tax Liability:

Subj: Re: Gene Chapman
Date: 8/15/2003 5:45:04 PM Central Standard Time
Sent from the Internet (Details)

I quote from a case from the 8th Circuit:

"Section 1 "imposes" tax on individuals according to their respective income levels and filing status. Code section 6012 provides that individuals meeting certain income threshholds [sic] "shall" file a return. Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary states that "shall," when used in laws or regulations, constitutes a directive "to express what is mandatory." Code section 6151 provides that persons required to make returns "shall ... pay such tax ... at the time and place for filing the return." Section 6653 imposes various civil penalties for "failure to pay tax," the severity of which depends on the taxpayer's degree of culpability. Finally, Code sections 7201, 7202 and 7203 impose criminal sanctions, including fines and imprisonment, for failure to pay tax imposed by the Code. In light of the foregoing, it is clear that our system of taxation is indeed mandatory and that we are required to pay tax."

I am sure that you will disagree with everything stated here but I felt I should respond. I wish you luck in your endeavors.

Jeff Kahn

>>> 08/15/03 02:01PM >>>
Dear Professor Kahn:

I am reading a recent article you wrote on the Fed EX pilot. I am the
preacher who fasted 40 days outside the Austin IRS Regional Service Center with
the blessing of Pat Robertson and Arun Gandhi (grandson of Mahatma Gandhi),
am Marching 20 miles a day to Washington on foot and am now in a 30 day fast
against Gov. Riley's (Alabama) tax plan in Montgomery.

In Austin, I asked, "Where is my tax liability in the law?" Treasury
Agents couldn't answer my question, etc., etc. Could you help me answer this

Gene Chapman

Pictures From The Montgomery Fast

Dr. Wiley Drake Sr., who interviewed me on his radio show in Los Angeles this
Spring, came to see me. He may be one of the speakers tomorrow

Officer Chavez is the man in the picture. He was very polite. I hope he
doesn't have to arrest me for not having a permit for sitting on the Capitol
steps in the next few days.

Treasury Web Visit:
12:24 pm CT

E-mail to Gov. Riley's Tax Guru, Susan Pace Hamill, Professor of Law, Univ. of Alabama:

I've been reading through your book entitled, "An Arguement for Tax Reform Based on Judeo-Christian Ethics." On page 46, you begin to discuss the issues of progressive taxation vs. flat taxation. To read your work, one would think that God is wrong to propose a flat tax in the Jewish law and that you found an improvement upon God's Word. I found not a single text of Scripture in your book to support your assertion that a progressive tax is more desirable than a flat tax on increase from assets (ie. the tithe example). Could you explain this lack of Scriptural support for this assertion? Was God flawed in His thinking that a flat tax was "equitable" (Psalm 99:4; Proverbs 11:1), God being the author of equity for the Christian? respectfully, Gene Chapman, Minister of Christ.

Thanks to Mr. Klass for the $30.00 donation. When it clears Paypal, I'll put it on the Daily Financial Report. Gene.

Update: I weighed in today at 185 lbs. fully dressed, down 15 lbs. since I started the fast last Sunday night at George Nelson's home, where he took pictures of me weighing. I expect most of this loss is just food that has cleared out of my colon. However, I am losing strength each day. The walk to the Capitol 3 blocks away is getting to be a struggle, now almost 6 days into the fast. Gene.

Thanks to Mr. Juneau for the $50 Paypal donation. I'll have it updated in tonight's Dialy Finaicail Report. Gene.

Thanks to Mr. Erb for the $50 Pay pal donation. I'll update it on tonight's Daily Financial Report. Gene.

Update: This morning, Dr. Wiley Drake Sr., the preacher who had me on his radio show in Las Angeles, came up to visit with me. He is on the speaker's list for tomorrow, I understand. Nice guy.

Sgt. Chavez (nice guy) also came to check me out today. He is over the police group for the 10 Commandments Rally tomorrow. He kindly asked if I might move my rv to a side street tonight to give Falwell room for the crowds tomorrow. I agreed. I explianed that I had no permit and that I felt the US Constitution protected my speech without a permit, as Dr. King took a similar issue to the US Supreme Court when he had been arrested in Birmingham, and he won. Officer Chavez was very kind but didn't really respond. I explained that if it came down to it, I'd have to be arrested for sitting on the Capitol steps. I think he just wants us all to get along without incident, as do I. I told him that our group was loosly connected to Falwell's activities and that we had no signs to hold up tomorrow; only fliers to pass out. He seemes ok with that. respectfully, Gene.

I'm up and dealing with the flier. I've instructed George Nelson to go with the rough draft I sent him, if the other one becomes too burdened down in the process. Gene.

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $187.81. No Deposits. No Expenditures. Ending Balance: $187.81.

While we have several hundred dollars pledged for the 15,000 fliers and $200 for my eye glasses, I have not seen these funds, so I cannot put them into the daily financial report just yet. respectfully, Gene.

Gene here. I've asked Michael Badnarik, Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate, to comment on my three points below:

The three issues that come to mind, as we attempt to interpret Jefferson's Seperation of Church and State letter are:

1) The common practice of using the term "religion" back in those days, when they meant "denomination." There has been a change in vanacular over the past two centuries that I need to study further.

2) We know that both Washington and Adams had given their blessing to a national day of fasting and prayer, prior to Jefferson's presidency.

3) Is Jefferson the final authority on the US Constitution? I gather that there were a few others who signed the document, who had differing viewpoints on the seperation of church and state idea. respectfully, Gene.

Jefferson's Letter:

President Thomas Jefferson's Famous Seperation of Church and State Letter:

Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802 to answer a letter from them, asking why he would not proclaim national days of fasting and thanksiving, as had been done by Washington and Adams before him. The letter contains the phrase "wall of separation between church and state," which lead to the short-hand for the Establishment Clause that we use today: "Separation of church and state."

The letter was the subject of intense scrutiny by Jefferson, and he consulted a couple of New England politicians to assure that his words would not offend while still conveying his message: it was not the place of the Congress or the Executive to do anything that might be misconstrued as the establishment of religion.

Note: The bracketed section in the second paragraph had been blocked off for deletion, though it was not actually deleted in his draft of the letter. It is included here for completeness. Reflecting upon Jefferson's knowledge that his letter was far from a mere personal correspondence, he deleted the block, he says in the margin, to avoid offending members of his party in the eastern states.

This is a transcript of the letter as stored online at the Library of Congress, and reflects Jefferson's spelling and punctuation.


Mr. President

To mess? Nehemiah Dodge, Ephraim Robbins, & Stephen S. Nelson a committee of the Danbury Baptist association in the state of Connecticut.


The affectionate sentiments of esteem & approbation which you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist association, give me the highest satisfaction. my duties dictate a faithful & zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, and in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more & more pleasing.

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man & his god, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state. [Congress thus inhibited from acts respecting religion, and the Executive authorised only to execute their acts, I have refrained from presenting even occasional performances of devotion presented indeed legally where an Executive is the legal head of a national church, but subject here, as religious exercises only to the voluntary regulations and discipline of each respective sect.] Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.

I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection and blessing of the common Father and creator of man, and tender you for yourselves and your religious association, assurances of my high respect & esteem.

(signed) Thomas Jefferson

It has been suggested that Panama might be the best place in the world for me to move, should the Alabama Tax Plan pass. I might just have to go down there and start "Liberty Church" and preach to you Americans on web tv. Just musing folks. Gene.

Dick Simkanin Letter

Fred Smart sent me these files of Dick Simkanin's handwritten letter to Gene Chapman.

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I'm not very good with these zip files .tif files. Hopefully this will work. Would be better to get nice pretty trimmed up picture to just display on the blog like the .jpg files but I haven't figured out how to work with these .tif files very good yet.

Doug Kenline reporting.

Pictures From The Montgomery Fast

Me on the laptop in my motel room.

A $200 Donation Is In Route for Gene's Glasses

A gentleman by the name of "Robert" from Atlanta will be attending the rally on Saturday and has commited to giving Gene $200 for a new pair of glasses. Gene lost his glasses while camping/marching through Mississippi.

Thank you Robert!

We Are Working On The Design And Distribution for Gene's Flyer

Some $350 in committed donations have been received - verbally - from individuals who are commited to seeing this through to completion.

We hope to provided a finished graphic version of the flyer in PDF format which can be downloaded from the net for individuals who would want to print & copy on their own.

The deadline is Saturday for the rally in downtown Montgomery at the Capital Building where some 15,000+ individuals are expected to gather in support of Judge Moore's position to keep the statue of Ten Commandments in place.

The question in all this becomes:

Will the federal government succeed in arguing that "God Does Not Exist?"

George Nelson is coordinating this flyer distribution project with Gene Chapman locally. If you have any questions, you can reach George, Gene or me at 888-606-9379

Fred Smart - reporting

Dick Simkanin's August 10, 2003 Letter To Gene Chapman

Here is the re-typed version of Dick's letter to Gene received in the mail today:


Dear Gene:

My dear friend in Christ, thank you so much for your letter and words of encouragement. I found out all about you around your 10th day of fasting in Austin. It's amazing that the IRS can't seem to come up with the laws that make most people liable for the Income Tax. I think what you are doing is fantastic. If I wasn't being held hostage, I'd be walking with you! Maybe we can do a walk together when I get out of here, no later than my trail date Oct 6, 2003. I am trusting in the Lord to be found not guilty. There is also a good chance the charge will be dismissed out of the 5th Circuit.

Thank you very much for all your help with funds and everything, and a special thank you for remembering my wife, Carole.

The Lord has put me in this place for a short time because He wants my undivided attention to mold me into what he wants me to be.

There will always be a cause to fight for Freedom and Liberty! You and I will surely do something together peacefully as Christian Soldiers. The cause of True and the time is ripe to seek the face of God.

We in prison have a bible study every night along with a prayer meeting. Tonight, Sunday the 10th of August, we prayed for your Safety and God's speed to accomplish you mission.

I'm sure you can stay tuned to my case via the Internet.
Please let me know how you're doing in a couple weeks or so.

May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob keep you, may His face shine upon you, may He Bless you and grant you peace.

Dick Simkanin

PS Thanks for the SASE!


We hope to have a scanned version of the Dick's original handwritten letter posted later today.

Fred Smart - reporting

Round Table Talk: I want eveyone to know that I want to support the US Constitution on taxation. I am currently, however, in a fight in Alabama with a group that thinks it is honoring God with a graduated or progressive income tax and a tax on land in order to fund a Public School System. The state coordinator of We The People Congress in California just kindly asked to be removed from my e-mail list over this issue. Good Lord, give me some room to talk and learn, folks. Bear with me. I never claimed to have all the answers. Irwin Schiff has all the answers. I'm just the monkey banging the symbols to get people to listen to Schiff, Banister, and Schultz, etc. We have to let people have a little room to think outloud, or we are no better than the Communists/ Socialists we are opposing. Gene Chapman.

Dear Mr. Ingles: I do still need the eye glasses that you e-mailed me about, and I am responding here on my blog, per your request. The fliers are to be purchased by about $300 that is already donated, Fred tells me. respectfully, Gene.

Proposed flier:

Gov. Riley's Tax Plan Is The 1st, 2nd and 10th Planks of "The Communist Manifesto," And Is A Direct Violation Of II Corinthians 9:7.


Nor of Necessity

"Nor of Necessity" In II Corinthians 9:7, we find an interesting word within the verse. First, let's read the verse: "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, nor of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."

The context of this verse is Paul writing a letter to the Church at Corinth. He is addressing a benevolent donation to be taken up for "the saints" (II Corinthians 9:1).

Paul instructs that this donation is not to be done through brow beating (ie. grudginlgy), nor by "necessity." "Necessity" is the Greek word, "anagke." It sounds like, "an-ang-kay'." It comes from a Greek root word meaning, "held by the arm." The definition is "law or constraint." When we address law and money together, we are talking about "taxation."

So we can easilly read II Corinthians 9:7 as follows: "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give [(to the work of benevolence/ God)], not by brow beating, nor of taxation: for God loveth a cheerful giver."

The reason the 30 day fast is taking place in Montgomery, Alabama is complex. But one matter at hand is that Gov. Riley's tax plan is a direct violation of II Corinthians 9:7. We do not tax in Jesus' name for benevolence.

When Gov. Riley proposed a graduated or progressive income tax, he actually put forth the 2nd Plank of "The Communist Manifesto." The 'equitable' (Psalm 99:4) biblical example is a flat tax on increase from assets, based on my studies.

We must take great care not to place the robes of Jesus on the shoulders of Karl Marx. The Socialist/ Communist has long sought to do this. Gov. Riley must walk away from this temptation to call Communism a work of Jesus. Jesus never went to Pilate of Herod and tried to set up a tax system to redistribute assets from the producers to the nonproducers.

The Bible gives us the right to possess wealth in Proverbs 31:31 and Ecclesiastes 3:13. Sharing that wealth is a personal matter, not a government matter. Gov. Riley's tax plan comes down to a rape of the blessing of God to the tune of $1.2 billion, off the Christian people of Alabama. I am for a flat tax on increase from assets, but not the 2nd Plank of "The Communist Manifesto."

Most respectfully,

Gene Chapman
Minister of Christ

"The Resurrection In Government" Paul writes to the church at Corinth in I Corinthians 15:14 the following: "And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also in vain." I would go further by saying, "Christian culture throughout all the world and in America is vain, if Christ be not risen."

If Christ be not risen, my "Gene's Short Sermons" are foolishness, and we may as well give up America to Socialist/ Communist world views. After all, what point is there in suffering for Christ if he is still in the grave and not today alive observing these events on earth right now in this moment?

The reason I believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is based in the historical record, both biblical and extra biblical. We have about a dozen men, who are Christ's inner circle. At the Crusifixion, they left Christ's side to hide from being identified as his followers.

Later, we have record of these men dying around the then known world for the testimony that they had seen Jesus raised from the dead after the Crusifixion. One question has haunted me my whole adult life: "Would you die for a lie?" In other words, would you make up a story about seeing a man raised from the dead and then let somebody put you to death for the lie without trying to correct the issue? You know, as you are waiting to be killed, that you told a lie about Jesus being raised from the dead, but you just spent your life, and facing no small hardships, preaching against lying. You are about to face eternity with a big whopper of a lie on your conscience. I don't think so. Nobody would do such a thing.

I do think the Resurrection story is credible. If Christ is risen, then it is wrong for a Christian to educate their children in a non-Christian environment (See: Gene' Short Sermon entitled, "God vs. The Tenth Plank of The Communist Manifesto"). If Christ is risen, then it is wrong for us to tax land (See: Gene's Short Sermon entitled, "God vs. The First Plank of The Communist Manifesto"). If Christ is risen, then it is wrong to tax based on the 2nd Plank of The Communist Manifesto (ie. "a heavy graduated or progressive income tax;" remembering that the word, "heavy," in the 2nd Plank is a subjective term). If Christ is risen, then it is wrong to tax for benevolence (See: Gene's Short Sermon entitled, "Nor Of Necessity"). If Christ is risen, then Christians have no place bowing down while our nation is swept into Socialist/ Communism!

If Christ is risen, then "The earth is the LORD's, and the fullness thereof ; the world and they that dwell therein." There is no law but the law of the living God. And there is non other to whom I shall bow but he who sits upon the white horse, whose vesture is dipped in blood, and whose name in King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

In Christ,

Gene Chapman
Minister of Christ

I'm off to to the Capitol until noon. Gene.

Here is our situation:

We have Jerry Falwell coming to speak about the 10 Commandment s issue on Saturday with crowds expected to be as high as 15,000. Many of these people will be from Alabama. They will be the core people our movement wants to reach.

Last week, we had 3,500 people at a rally and only 200 fliers to pass out. I'm begging you to come tomorrow, Friday, with a pocket full of money to make 15,000 copies of our flier @ $0.95 per. I have no money to spend, until Fred's last $150 donation gets deposited and posted in my account.

We need to present my Short Sermon entitled: "Nor Of Necessity" to this giant group that will hear Jerry Falwell. They are our tool to change the tax laws in Alabama.

That's the facts.


Gene Chapman
Minister of Christ
Gal. 6:9

Interesting Quotes: "We operate here under directives which emulate (sic) from the White House ... The substance of the directives under which we operate is that we shall use our grant making power to alter life in the United States so that we can comfortably be merged with the Soviet Union." -- Rowan Gaither, President of the Ford Foundation, 1954.

"By the end of this decade (2000 AD) we will live under the first One World Government that has ever existed in the society of nations ... a government with absolute authority to decide the basic issues of human survival. One world government is inevitable." Pope John Paul II quoted by Malachi Martin in the book "The Keys of This Blood". Martin is a former Jesuit priest stationed for several years in the Vatican.

"In short, the "house of world order" will have to be built from the bottom up rather from the top down... an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault." - Richard N. Gardner, "The Hard Road To World Order," Foreign Affairs, April, 1974.

"We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money." - Arthur Schlesinger Jr., The CFR Journal Foreign Affairs, August 1975.

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences." - Dr. Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, 1966.

"There is no longer a question of whether or not there will be world government by the year 2000. As I see it, the questions we should be addressing to ourselves are: how it will come into being - by cataclysm, drift, more or less rational design - and whether it will be totalitarian, benignly elitist, or participatory (the probabilities being in that order.) - Saul H. Mendlovitz, director World Order Models Project, 1975.

"There is no indication that American public opinion, for example, would approve the establishment of a super state, or permit American membership in it. In other words, time - a long time - will be needed before world government is politically feasible... This time element might seemingly be shortened so far as American opinion is concerned by an active propoganda campaign in this country... - Allen W. Dulles and Beatrice Pitney Lamb, Foreign Policy Association, 1946.

"Let us face reality. The framers of the Constitution have simply been too shrewd for us. They have outwitted us. They designed separated institutions that cannot be unified by mechanical linkages, frail bridges, tinkering. If we are to "turn the founders upside down" - to put together what they put asunder - we must directly confront the constitutional structure they erected." - James MacGregor Burns, advocate of constitutional revision, The Power To Lead, 1984.

"The standard of living of the average American has to decline... I don't think you can escape that." - Paul A. Volker, Federal Reserve Chairman, October 17, 1979.

"War to the hilt between communism and capitalism is inevidable. Today of course, we are not strong enough to attack. Our time will come in 20 or 30 years...The Bourgeoisie will have to be put to sleep. So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peace movement on record. There will be electrifying overtures and unheard of concessions. The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down, we shall smash them with our clentched fist." Dimitry Z. Manuilsky in a speech made in 1931 before the Lenin School of Political Warfare.

(He became an officer of the U.N. Security Council in 1949)

"The International government of the United Nations, stripped of it's legal trimming, then, is really the International Government of the United States and the Soviet Union acting in Unison." From the American Jewish Committee's official magazine "Commentary" of Nov. 1958, Pg. 376

"The invisible Money Power is working to control and enslave mankind. It financed

Communism, Fascism, Marxism, Zionism, Socialism. All of these are directed to making the United States a member of a World Government ..." -- AMERICAN MERCURY MAGAZINE, December 1957, pg. 92.

"The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power--Political, Monetary, Intellectual, and Ecclesiastical."--U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater from his 1964 book "No Apologies"

"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion [secrecy] for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National autodetermination [democratic self determination] practiced in past centuries"--David Rockefeller in an address to a Trilateral Commission meeting in June of 1991

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $187.81. No Deposits. No Expenditures. Ending Balance: $187.81. respectfully, Gene.

Subj: Irwin Schiff News- Contempt Hearing is Definite...
Date: 8/13/2003 8:55:19 PM Central Standard Time
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Dear group,
The contempt hearing is definitely on for tomorrow at 1:15 PM at Lloyd D. George's courthouse, 333 N. Las Vegas Blvd. 6th floor, in Las Vegas.

I'm calling out to everyone in the Las Vegas area to please get on the phone and tell the local media, radio talk shows and newspapers to be there with cameras and recorders and to bring up this issue to their audiences. The 1st amendment is at stake and that topic should be their priority for the day, at least.

The DOJ is set on putting Irwin Schiff in jail with a 6 month sentence. (No bail!) No kidding!

I've been told that David Cay Johnston from the New York Times will be there. I'm sure he will spin his usual biased BS that we have all become so familiar with. The point is, we need a BIG showing of supporters. I'm going to be on the road tonight coming from Los Angeles, and I hope and pray there will be a lot of us that can make the trip from the surrounding states. I know it's short notice, and for those of you that can't make it, please keep Irwin and Cindy in your thoughts especially at 1:15PM tomorrow (Thursday). I hope your positive thoughts and prayers inspire the judge to do the right thing. The lawful thing. The judge's decision can go either way. I hope he does the right thing. For all of our sakes.

This is not just about Irwin Schiff and Cindy. This is a blatant violation of our right to think for ourselves and read and write what we will. We should be protesting that with bull horns. It is direct denial of OUR rights as Americans!

The government has NO authority to restrict our freedom of speech-thought-reading material-or beliefs. This act of government is their statement that "WE DON'T LIKE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, THEREFORE WE WILL CUT OUT YOUR TONGUE AND LEAVE YOU IN POVERTY UNLESS YOU SUBMIT TO OUR TYRANNY" is willful criminal misconduct!!!" Criminal charges should be brought against this judge if he sides with the DOJ. He's criminalizing the rights of the 1st amendment. Since when, did we have to obey what the government says about what we say, think or read? Since when? We are Americans! Dammit!
I'm so fired up about this! Aren't you?

The government has NOT been delegated by god or anybody else for that matter to infringe on our liberties guaranteed by the constitution. That which was inspired by God fearing men and written entirely for the benefit of the people. The Freedoms of the people... Not the government. NO! The constitution also gave us (you and me) the power to take back what's rightfully ours. We cannot let them just take it away without a fight. We just can't!

Okay, I have to calm down and try to take a nap for a few hours before I get on the road. I hope this message gets out to as many people out there as possible. I'm sure the governments "no notice" tactic was deployed in this fashion so there would be no time to prepare. So, what else is new? That doesn't mean we have to take it, at least not quietly.

I'll report back after the hearing. Please check the T-F-N and Legality of the Income Tax, yahoo groups for my report and others I'm sure. (I won't have your email addresses with me.) I will try to put up the report on the front page of as soon as I get back to Freedom Books.

Okay, Here we go!

Irwin Schiff News

David Toney has our 19 minute interview in Birmingham's WAPI:

The interview is at:
or you can kink directly to the audio file from your site using

Pictures From The Montgomery Fast

Pigeons being fed outside my motel room. I used to raise pigeons and dove as a

A picture of one of the buildings across the street from where I'm fasting.

Another building across the street.

A sign indicating Montgomery, Alabama was the Capitol of the Confedracy.
Jefferson David presided in the Alabama Capitol as President.

Jefferson Davis Monument.

Back of the Jefferson Davis Monument.

A famous Civil War surgeon/ medical doctor remembered .

Rita, reading my flier. She is a Capitol Police Officer.

Me sitting in my spot.

"Pearls Before Swine" In Matthew 7:6, the Master says, "Give not that which is holy unto dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." Jesus is telling his people not to lay out his spiritual truths before those who will not hear them and take them to heart. Lay it out once, but don't get consumed in trying to change an evil heart.

The pearls are his truths. The swine are those who refuse truth. I've made it clear that Alabama is a litmus test for me to stay in America. If Gov. Riley's Tax Plan passes, it will mean that a state with a 90% professing Christian population cannot discern the difference between the 2nd plank of "The Communist Manifesto" (ie. a graduated or progressive income tax to redistribute wealth from producers to the nonproducers in the name of benevolence) and II Corinthians 9:7, where it says relating to benevolence, "...not grudgingly, nor of [taxation]...." (See my Gene's Short Sermon entitled: "Nor Of Necessity.")

I shall not live in a Socialist/ Communist country. If this tax plan passes, I will have no realistic expectation that my tax ideas, based in Christian Scripture, have place anywhere in America.

Currently, I am looking at Costa Rica, Africa and India as possible places where I might walk away from a communist system of government here in the United States, as a political and religious refugee, should the Alabama tax plan pass this September 9, 2003. I expect the IRS to offer my thinking no small degree of obstruction, but I have no problem being locked in prison in a Communist country. I just won't willfully live in such a country.

Most respectfully,

Gene Chapman
Minister of Christ

I just got off the radio show with the Dixon fellow in Birmingham. The broadcast was recorded and will be linked to our sites within 2 hours, I'm told. Gene.

I went to and found WhoIs information on

It was registered by Eugene Perkins in Austin, Texas for The Patriot Connection. I spoke with Mrs. Perkins on the telephone. Eugene was not in at the moment. He also registered and The .com is pointed to Gene's blog. The .org and .net apparently are not pointed anywhere at this time. Thank you Eugene Perkins.

See WhoIs information here.

Doug Kenline reporting.

Subj: Gene Chapman Preaches "Nor Of Necessity"/ E-mail to Jerry Falwell
Date: 8/13/2003 3:40:14 PM Central Standard Time
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STANLEY NOTE: You just keep punching holes in them Gene. God and the American
people know what you are doing, and are pleased. Stay the course and do what
must be done.

Rick Stanley

I have just been informed that 8 former Presidents of The Southern Baptist Convention in Alabama are supporting Gov. Riley's Tax Plan. I am making preperations to move to Costa Rica, as a political refugee from a communist/ socialist country (Amercia), should Gov. Riley's Tax Plan pass. most respectuflly, Gene Chapman, Minister of Christ.

Update: I just found out that goes right to this site. Gene.

E-mail to Jerry Falwell:

Dear Brother Falwell,

I am the preacher who did the 40 day fast in Austin, Texas this Spring that you have been reading about on "World Net Daily." Currently, I am in Montgomery at the State Capitol Building, doing a 30 day fast against Gov. Riley's Tax Plan. (It's the 1st, 2nd and 10th Planks of "The Communist Manifesto," based on my studies.) I have just been made aware that you are coming to do a rally over the 10 Commanments Monument this Saturday.

My rv, with tax protest signs, is parked in a free parking area out infront of the Capitol steps. My plans are to continue my fast right through your rally on my spot out of the way on the left front side by the bottom step of the Capitol Building. I also plan to leave my rv where it's parked.

However, I see that you have a permit for 15,000 people Saturday. I do not respect permits as being constitutional. Dr. King fought such things when he was arrested in Birmingham and won in the US Supreme Court. If the State tells me to move for your rally, I plan to be arrested. If you ask me to leave for the events, as my brother in Christ, I'll be happy to make room.

I don't know, you may want me to stay parked where I am. After all, we are both fighting a cultural war on the same side, between Judeo-Christian Presuppositions and Socialist/ Communist ideas. Let me know something. FYI -- I'm hitting press all over the State of Alabama: You may want me to be right beside you, for all I know. God put me there on the steps, and I need to have God's man ask me to leave, if that is your wish.


Gene Chapman
Gal. 6:9

Dept. Of Justice Web Visit:
9:12 am CT

"Nor of Necessity" In II Corinthians 9:7, we find an interesting word within the verse. First, let's read the verse: "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, nor of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."

The context of this verse is Paul writing a letter to the Church at Corinth. He is addressing a benevolent donation to be taken up for "the saints" (II Corinthians 9:1).

Paul instructs that this donation is not to be done through brow beating (ie. grudginlgy), nor by "necessity." "Necessity" is the Greek word, "anagke." It sounds like, "an-ang-kay'." It comes from a Greek root word meaning, "held by the arm." The definition is "law or constraint." When we address law and money together, we are talking about "taxation."

So we can easilly read II Corinthians 9:7 as follows: "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give [(to the work of benevolence/ God)], not by brow beating, nor of taxation: for God loveth a cheerful giver."

The reason the 30 day fast is taking place in Montgomery, Alabama is complex. But one matter at hand is that Gov. Riley's tax plan is a direct violation of II Corinthians 9:7. We do not tax in Jesus' name for benevolence.

When Gov. Riley proposed a graduated or progressive income tax, he actually put forth the 2nd Plank of "The Communist Manifesto." The 'equitable' (Psalm 99:4) biblical example is a flat tax on increase from assets, based on my studies.

We must take great care not to place the robes of Jesus on the shoulders of Karl Marx. The Socialist/ Communist has long sought to do this. Gov. Riley must walk away from this temptation to call Communism a work of Jesus. Jesus never went to Pilate of Herod and tried to set up a tax system to redistribute assets from the producers to the nonproducers.

The Bible gives us the right to possess wealth in Proverbs 31:31 and Ecclesiastes 3:13. Sharing that wealth is a personal matter, not a government matter. Gov. Riley's tax plan comes down to a rape of the blessing of God to the tune of $1.2 billion, off the Christian people of Alabama. I am for a flat tax on increase from assets, but not the 2nd Plank of "The Communist Manifesto."

Most respectfully,

Gene Chapman
Minister of Christ

Audio Confirmation Information About Gene Chapman's Upcoming Interview With Richard Dixon

Here is an audio blog of my call to George Rivers - producer of the Richard Dixon Show on WAPI 1070 AM - to confirm Gene Chapman's interview on the show today at 4:15 AM.

Gene will be interviewed via phone from the Montgomery State Capital building. He will be on prior to Richard Dixon's interview with Governor Bob Riley at 5 PM.

Fred Smart - reporting

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Update: I've just been informed by an Alabama State employee that Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, perhaps D. James Kennedy too, are to be speaking on the Capitol steps here where I'm doing my 30 day fast Saturday, August 16th at 10 am CT. Our tax rally begins at 9 am CT. What fun. Gene.

Fred has me set up on a radio interview just before Gov. Riley this afternoon on a Birmingham station at 4:15 pm CT. Pray for my clarity of message.

I'm off the sit infront of the Alabama State Capitol Building until atleast 12 noon today, as I continue the fast in its 3rd day. respectfully, Gene Chapman. Gal. 6:9.

To Doug Kenline:

Doug Kenline wrote: "I think Gene Chapman has some good points about the Governor in Alabama trying to promote the principles of the communist manifesto.

Not that I'm all against everything communist. I think the best society is a balance of socialism and capitalism. I'm not all that excited about some rich capatilist pig being able to work men to their deaths for two cents a day. Just like I don't like some big government providing for everybody on the face of the earth.

I cant figure it all out. I'll just have to focus on one day at a time. If I can make it through the day with food, clothing, shelter, and my blog, then I will consider it to have been a good day.

by Doug Kenline at 9:46 PM Comment (0)"

Gene's response: Well, I see that socialist/ communist ideas have had their impact even within our own ranks. Doug, the biblical position is "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Or you might say, "Do to others as you would have them do unto you." The biblical position is always more complete than the socialist/ communist position on any issue, I've observed. The communist position will beat bloody and out of business the employing producer for working the employee too hard, while the biblical position will cause harmony between the employer and worker.

Pure Capitalism does kill workers, as you say. Having driven trucks, I have been in the middle of the "hours of service" debate for years. Infact, you can do a Goggle Search on my name, Gene Chapman, and you will find a court case against Heartland Express listed. They were forcing me to choose between driving illegal and tired through New York in 2000 or losing my job. They were trying to get me to break my 70 hour rule. Well, I bought 6 Scripture laden billboards in Coralville, Iowa, the home of Heartland Express, and I hammered the company's leadership with the press coverage that resulted. One billboard read, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." There were five other Bible quotes I used, and they started getting calls from their biggest customers about why I was attacking them with Scripture. Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford Motor Company even called my house oneday over it. Heartland changed their policy of making drivers work illegally and tired. The Federal "hours of service regulations" for truck drivers even got updated this last Spring to give truck drivers 2 extra hours off in the sleeper birth each day. I was a central figure in that new law being placed in the rule book, not to brag. See, the Bible in action is a powerful mover and is much more appropriate than any communist manifesto. Hope I've been able to properly communicate my point. I'm sure you will let me know if you need clarification. respectfully, Gene.

Hi J. D.,

My assertion that I shall leave the country if we lose this vote is very serious. I am trained as a missionary, so going to India, Africa or Costa Rica is a real option for me. My training tells me that I am not to cast my pearls before swine. If Alabama can't recognize the difference between the 10 Commanaments and the 10 Planks, Ive discerned that I'll just be casting pears before swine to try to change the rest of America.

After the children of God had made a golden calf, Moses said, "Who is on the Lord's side, let him come unto me" (Exodus 32:26). I am saying the same here. It is God or Communism, and I will not live under communist rule in America.


Gene Chapman

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: -$10.13. Deposits: $25.00 less a ($1.03) Pay pal fee is $23.97 (Thanks to Mr. Kenline), $25.00 less a ($1.03) Pay pal fee is $23.97 (Thanks to Kara Tax Referal Service), $150.00 (Thanks to Mr. Smart). Total Deposits: $197.94. No Expenditures. Ending Balance: $187.81. respectfully, Gene.

Please be aware that I am in Desperate Need of another pair of eye glasses. Gene.

Please come Saturday, August 16th, at 9 am thru 12 noon to the front of the Alabama State Capitol Building to join me in the protest rally against Gov. Riley's Tax Plan and for an Equitable Tax Plan. respectfully, Gene Chapman.

Vernie Kuglin In Worldnetdaily

Woman Triumphs Over IRS In Tax Case

Now I see that David Marsh has already posted this link below. Good job David Marsh.

Doug Kenline

Gene here. Let us be in prayer for Irwin and the folks in Nevada:

Subj: Irwin Schiff Emergency! Contempt hearing this Thursday!
Date: 8/12/2003 7:03:22 PM Central Standard Time
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DOJ: Irwin Schiff et al in contempt of court.
The order is requesting the court to put Irwin in jail and to fine Cindy and Larry $5000.00 per day!!!

Dear Irwin Schiff News group,
Today, Irwin got a phone call from DOJ attorney Evan Davis stating that Irwin, Cindy and Larry have to appear in Judge Georges court on Thursday, August 14th at 1:15 PM, on (bogus) contempt charges. I don't think a phone call from the DOJ attorney isn't proper notice to appear in court. Irwin hasn't received a notice from the court, so more details will follow. Right now though, we need to plan on appearing . We hope our supporters will show up at the court house at 333 N. Las Vegas Blvd on Thursday August 14th.

I know it's not much notice, but that's how the (criminal) government operates.

Those of you that can make it, please bring along your Internal Revenue Code manuals.
Those of you that can't make it, please, pray.

We can't sit here and allow the government to incarcerate Irwin Schiff on fraudulent claims.

More to follow

Irwin Schiff News

CBS (Channel 8) just did a longer interview with me on the 6 o'clock evening news than was on at 5 and 5:25 pm today, here in Montgomery. They did the story better than I could have done it myself. Thank you, Lord. respectfully, Gene.

They actually put my Communist Manifesto arguement on the news!!!!: "A graduated of progressive income tax, besides being the 2nd Plank of "The Communist Manifesto," creates barriers to productivity. It causes a person to sit back and wonder, 'Should I work more or cut back to keep from going up into another tax brackett?'"

CBS just replayed my story another way at 25 minutes after the hour on Channel 8, here in Montgomery. I've never seen that before. Gene.

Update: Channel 8 in Montgomery just had me on as the first story on the 5 o'clock evening news. Gene.

Pictures From The Montgomery Fast

Picture of Dr. King's church in the distance beyond my rv.

Picture of State Capitol Past my rv.

Picture of my toes with Dexter Street King Memorial Baptist Church and the
State Supreme Court Building behind that.

My new corner at the front steps of the Capitol Building.

Me in my chair at the State Capitol Building.

Front of the State Supreme Court Building.

Me beside the controvercial monument of the Ten Commandments.

The Ten Commandments Monument alone.

Treasury Web Visit:
12:50 pm CT

Update: I just finished the interview with Monica Allen of Channel 8 news here in Montgomery. They have affiliates throughout all of Alabama, so the story should get play everywhere. I made the case that we are watching a cultural war between Juedo-Christian presuppositions and Socialist/ Communist ideas in America and Alabama. I said, "If Gov. Riley's tax plan passes, I'll end the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON and leave America." "Alabama has a 90% Christian population, and if the people of Alabama can't discern the difference between the 10 Planks and the 10 Commandments, then I have no place trying to move the rest of America toward Christian ideas on tax policy; it would be casting pearls before swine to try." "My participation in America's political system continues or ends in Montgomery." My line has been drawn in the sand in Montgomery. Gene Chapman, Minister of Christ.

David Marsh reporting. Gene has had 3 separate visits from the California State Univ. at Fullerton today. All 3 visits were searches on the Vernice Kuglin story on her court case that she won against the IRS and probably the USDOJ represented the IRS via a U.S. Attorney. Looks like the story is getting out more and more. Worldnetdaily and both did stories on it now. Kuglin&btnG=Google Search

Tue Aug 12 12:10:31 2003
Tue Aug 12 12:11:14 2003
Tue Aug 12 12:13:42 2003

Richard Dixon at WAPI AM 1070 Set To Interview Gene Tomorrow at 4:15 PM

Richard Dixon has offered to interview Gene Chapman "live" on the air beginning tomorrow at 4:15 pm. Governor Bob Riley is scheduled to be interviewed by Richard at 5:00 pm.

Due to his commitment to the fast on the steps of the state capital in Montgomery, Gene will not be able to make the live interview in Birmingham.

Tune into WAPI AM 1070 and spread the word about this historic interview.

WAKA CBS Channel 8 Will Interview Gene This Morning

The first TV station I called called back to get the scoop on Gene's story.

WAKA the local CBS affiliate in Montgomery is on the road to the state capital building to interview Gene right now.

Their local number is - WAKA 334-271-8888.

8 is a very good number to begin with - see this link.

Thank you channel 8! Fred Smart.

Pictures From The Road

The greatest dog in Alabama. Pee Wee.

Round Table Talk: It's almost 7 am CT, and I'll be off to the Capitol in a few minutes. You may want to call the local tv stations about the fast at: WAKA 334-271-8888, WBXM 334-9252, WCOV 334-288-7020, WETU 334-272-0093, WMCF 334-272-0045, WNCF 334-270-3200, WRJM 334-613-7767, WSFA 334-288-1212. Yall have fun at your job, today; I'l have fun at mine ;-). respectfully, Gene.

Monday, August 11, 2003

For those in my neighborhood here in Montgomery, I'm in room 212 at the Town Plaza Motel, 743 Madison Ave., doing computer updates when I'm not on the street in the fast. Gene.

Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $227.94. No Deposits. Expenditures: ($20.97) fuel and 1 qt. oil, ($31.50) 1 motel room, ($185.63) motel room for 1 week, starting tomorrow. Total Expenditures: ($238.10). Ending Balance: -$10.13.

Pictures From The Road

Picture of Northeast corner, Alabama State Capitol Building.

Picture up the driveway of Governor's staff cars at the State Capitol

A statue being worked on outside Gov. Riley's Office.

Me infront of State Capitol Building.

Me infront of Alabama State Capitol Building, Day 1 of the Alabama Fast Against
Gov. Riley's Tax PLan and for an Equitable tax Plan.

Me beside the historical marker of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist
Church, where Dr. King pastord from 1954 until 1960. The Montgomery Bus
Boycott was organized here, and the Selma march ended here.

Closer picture of the words on the sign.

Gov. Riley's office window, I'm told.

Picture of the front of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.

Picture of the building across the street where State Senators and Congressmen have their offices. I fast mostly at this building.

My view from the fasting site of the State Capitol's East side.

The Flame of Freedom. I hope it is burning for the right reasons when I move on toward Washington.

My corner.

My bench.

Alabama State House. this is where I fast and the Senators and Congressmen have their offices. Gov. Riley also has an office here, I'm informed.

Update: The local motel I'm in wants $165.00 per week. This will enable me to upload pictures each day, stay connected to the web, sleep in a nice bed, get a shower each day, and have some solitude in the fast, etc. The rv will be parked outside the front of the State Capitol Building tomorrow, about 4 blocks away from where my motel room is located. We are under $200 in the bank -- FYI. respectfully, Gene.

I just saw where former Presidential Candidate Gary Hart put a link from his blog to mine. Hi Gary. Gene Chapman.


Doug has today's pictures for posting here. Gene.

Web Visits From Government:
Department of Justice
11:54 pm CT
U S Congress
11:35 am CT
11:24 am CT

Letters From The Road: This morning, I awoke about 7 am CT. I went down to the creek beside George Nelson's home, North of Birmingham, and watched him play with his two tiny grandaughters. On the way back up the hill from the creek, one of the girls asked, "Why are you wearing that?" I explained that I was in the dhoti's because I am humbling myself before God, according to the Bible. She asked why I was doing that, and I told her that I was trying to work very hard to keep America free, so little girls like her wouldn't have to work as hard as me to be free when they get grown. She took note, but clearly did not understand all the remifications of my fasting, marching and dhoti wearing. It was a sweet moment that I shall never forget.

Down the street from George's home, I fueled up my vehicle, put in a quart of oil and headed South to Montgomery. I put out all my stores of food at a rest area on the way, so I'd have no temptations during the next 30 days.

Upon arrival in Montgomery, I saw tv camers filming the black members of the State House, who were supportig the Governor's tax plan. I sat down quietly. The loss of it all began to overwhealm me -- I cried. People began coming over to me to ask what the problem was. I explained that these elected leaders were handing away freedom to communist ideology. It was so sad, I kept crying for a good while.

Someone told me that Gov. Riley had an office in the building where the interview took place. I stayed there most of the day on the ground, as I did the first 24 hours of the fast. I walked around to get the lay of the land. I called Fred and found we are to be on a show on Wednesday at 4 pm CT just before Gov. Riley goes on the same show. After I returned from the phone call, a plain clothes Capitol Police Agent came to ask me a few questions and left friendly and satisfied that I was a good guy.

I walked around the State Capitol Building and found a grounds keeper from India who knew every detail I needed to know about who was where. I then walked around front of the State Captiol and noticed a little church about a stone's throw away. The sign read, "Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church." I'd stumbled upon Dexter Avenue Baptist Church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had pastored between 1954 and 1960. This was where the Montgomery Bus Boycott had been organized and where the Selma march ended. I sat in the pew for about half an hour inside and imagined Dr. King behind the pulpit preaching to me. I could see him in his black robe and trimmed mustache. I mused about how we would agree or perhaps disagree on this or that point. The church secretary invited me to attend services there. I told her I would be there Wednesday night at 6 pm CT for Bible Study. respectfully, Gene.

E-mail Back to Susan Pace Hamill today: (Susan is Gov. Riley's Tax Guru).

Hi Susan,

Thank you for e-mail just now and your views and committment to honoring God in the Alabama Tax Plan. There is little question that the current tax system is a rape of the relative poor. I am making every effort to keep our side of this discussion from trying to demonize you and Gov. Riley in the press. I think your heart is in the right place; I just see the means being off track from a II Corinthian 9:7 perspective ( ie. "necessity" -- law, taxation).

I hope we are able to vote down the graduated tax plan and tax on assets and get to the center of Truth in this important matter that impacts the entire nation's understanding of equitable taxation. I remember you telling me that you are "not a purist." I hope that my time in Montgomery over the 30 day fast will help us all become "purists" in Alabama, and collectively honor God in taxation. Your "purist" ideas are very welcome at my table of ideas.

Please feel free to come visit me at the State Capitol Building anytime during the next 30 days, and please do come to my 37th Birthday party after the fast ends, 7 pm CT on September 9th.

My vehicle is parked between the front of the State Capitol Building and the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, where I'll be attending services during the fast. Please know that I am quite approachable and would not try to use a meeting to humilliate anyone. My motel room is very close to the Capitol Building.

Most respectfully,

Gene Chapman
Gal. 6:9

Gene Arrived In Montgomery

Gene called while we - Mike Bodine and Rose Lear - were in a conference call. He said he arrived at the State Capital Building and is specifically located "in the southeast area of the state capital building right in front of the state house building."

We are in the process of calling radio and tv stations and newspapers throughout the state to bring attention to this important topic - ie. opposition to Governor Riley's income tax plan.

Fred Smart - reporting

A Visitor From The Treasury Dept.

Mon Aug 11 03 at 12:24:51 PM Yes
Direct Access

Sunday, August 10, 2003

At 7 pm CT, I bagan the Alabama Fast to join Russ Fine in his effort to cast off the influences of Gov. Riley's Tax Plan on Alabamaians. I propose that it is a direct violation of II Cor. 9:7 to tax benevolence. It reads, "...not grudgingly, nor of necessity...." "Necessity" is a Greek word (ananke) which means, "law," by implication, "taxation." Rr we could read II Cor. 9:7 as, "... not grudgingly, nor of [taxation]...."

The only tax in Scripture is a flat tax on increase from assets. Benevolence is to be done by the individual. Taxes are to be flat, as they are designed for general services and not to redistribute wealth. The right to possess wealth is found in Prov. 31:31 and Eccl. 3:13, etc. Abraham, I remind you, was a multimillionaire holding Lazerus in his bossom, while a mear millionaire asked for a drop of water to be placed upon his tongue (see: Luke 16). Wealth is not sin. Inequity imposed upon the poor is sin, and it must be addressed.

Jesus never went to Pilate or Herod and tried to get them to set up a tax system to redistribute assets from the producers to the nonproducers. Russia did that and the county bankrupted itself. The Socialist/ Commuist/ Progressive/ Liberal has forever attempted to put the robe of Jesus on the shoulders of Karl Marx. It has been shown to be totally unscriptural and utterly unworkable over the longterm. Too many people end up milking the proverbial cow, and nobody has an incentive to feed the cow. The end is bankruptcy of the nation and loss of soverignty to the whims of the globalists.


Gene Chapman,
Galatians 6:9

Pictures From The Road

Me about to drink the orange juice to begin 30 Day Alabama Fast. It's 6:58 pm CT.

Half way done.

Finished with food until September 9th at 7 pm CT.

Empty glass.

Picture of my surroundings.

Me about to get on bathroom scales, observed by George Nelson and his wife.
Scale set at zero.

I weigh in at 200 lbs. even fully dressed, as I begin the Alabama fast.

Picture of me standing on scales upright.

Starting Balance: $227.94. No Deposits. No Expenditures. Ending Balance: $227.94. respectfully, Gene.

George Nelson fed me and hauled me around today. I'll be spending tonight, as well, at his home North of Birmingham, Alabama. Tomorrow, I'll drive on down to the State Capitol Building to continue the 30 day Alabama Fast that I began just 1 hour ago. Russ and Dee, Alabama's biggest names in radio, have taken on the cause to oppose the Governor's tax as unbiblical and even communistic, just as I had been proposing. Russ and I are on the same sheet of music, and he assured me on the phone today that we are a team in this matter of throwing off the Governor's tax plan. Some 2,500 showed up yesterday to support Russ here in Birmingham, and I'm one of them. Listen to Birmingham's 101.1 FM for more details on my fast and the Alabama Tea Party's impact in Alabama's political establishment. Gene.

Update: Pictures of me starting the Alabama fast are off to Doug Kenline for posting tonight here.

The state tax issue here in Alabama has a direct impact on the national tax discussion, as state income tax laws are piggybacked in on the Federal tax laws. Discussing the Alabama state tax is thus almost, if not absolutly, equivolent to duscussing the Federal system, according to my prior discussions with Irwin Schiff. The people of Alabama are taking a stand against the imposition of the 1st, 2nd and 10th Planks of The Communist Manifesto. We in the national discussion must support this group of local Alabamians, for their immediate fight is our longterm national fight for liberty. It's come down to choosing the Ten Commandments or the Ten Planks in Alabama. Let's fast and pray for Alabama to discern the differences before voting day, Sept. 9, 2003. respectfully, Gene Chapman.

I just got off the phone with Russ Fine at his home. We are a team in the 30 day fast! I am to go to Montgomery tomorrow morning and get settled in infront of the State Capitol Building. We will be doing radio interviews thru the fast from there. respectfully, Gene.

The fast will begin at 7 pm CT tonight (Sunday), as this will allow me to end the fast exactly 30 days from now on September 9th at 7 pm CT. Gene.

Russ Fine asks me not to hurt myself in a fast:

On Sunday, August 10, 2003, at 09:59 AM, Russ Fine wrote:

> Hi..We are VERY concerned about this and we must impress upon you that
> fasting will not help, it will stop nothing but make all of us who are
> against this tax thing as crazy!!
You need not do this because you will only hurt yourself..we need you
to be strong and healthy for the battle that wages!!

We love you!!

Thanks to you both, but my experience tells me that a fast is exactly what is needed here in Alabama. I'm only doing a 30 day fast, not a death fast, so hurting myself is out of the question. In my humble experience, fasting seeks the truth of a matter and will only lead to getting the confusion removed. This was the example of Gandhi, as it is mine. respectfully, Gene.