(Slave Freedom Movement)

Saturday, September 06, 2003

It looks like we may have a good sized patriot group on board with us on the Atlanta Project. Gene.

TAX MARCH ACCOUNT. Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $242.37. No Donations. Expenditures: ($12.59) Gasoline for Atlanta Project Billboard Location Scouting Trip. Ending Balance: $229.78. respectfully, Gene.

Personal Bills Account/ Daily Report: Bills Due: Sept. 14, 2003, $60.

Late Personal Bills: 1) Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund, $3.

2) Loan Payment, Aug. 28, 2003, $112 plus a $35 late fee.

3) Loan Payment, Sept. 1, 2003, $73.72 plus late fee.

Jessica and I just got back from Atlanta where we scouted out billboard locations for the Atlanta Project next April. The IRS Regional Center is a billboard paradise. We found 6 massive billboards within 100 yards of the front gate of the IRS Building. The IRS people actually like what I'm doing. They want tax reform as much as we do, they told me. We will be having a leadership pow wow on the project Tuesday at 8 pm CT here in Montgomery, as I break the fast, to see what we think we can get done by April on the billboard project. I know I'd like to have 4 of those billboards right at the IRS's front gate for our messages. Note, the ideas for the signs are listed several blogs below this one.

As a spiritual confirmation, I went into several businesses when I first arrived in Atlanta to ask where the IRS Building was. No one knew. Then, a black lady walks in and says, "I work for the IRS; where do you need to go?" We all laughed and knew God was leading in it. Even the IRS lady was happy to hear of my effort. Gene.

Jessica and I are off in a few minutes to Atlanta to scout out billboard locations for the Atlanta Project. Gene.

Obviously, my mind in the latter end of a 30 day fast is moving all over the place. Options are everywhere. It seems to me that my returning to trucking for the winter will allow the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON to lose some momentum, and that is unacceptable to me. It will also allow the demonic IRS to further threaten my life situation and employers. So, I'm starting to ask people I've met around Alabama for employment on September 10th, the day after we end the fast. I can do painting and grass mowing, etc. without the IRS becoming too much of a direct financial threat. This will enable me to pay off my $250 in personal bills and $300 +/- of Jessica's personal bills for the month and continue the TAX MARCH.

If an Atlanta Project is to be funded, it needs to be funded by people to whom God has already given the resources, it seems to me. I know the billboards will turn the nation against the IRS, from my past personal experiences, without question, but raising capital in a work-a-day job seems to be for days behind me, as I fight to free America from tax tyranny. My job is to march. I just can't do everything. I wish I could, but I need help. Gene.

Friday, September 05, 2003

TAX MARCH ACCOUNT. Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $242.37. No Donations. No Expenditures. Ending Balance: $242.37. respectfully, Gene.

Personal Bills Account/ Daily Report: Bills Due: Sept. 14, 2003, $60.

Late Personal Bills: 1) Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund, $3.

2) Loan Payment, Aug. 28, 2003, $112 plus a $35 late fee.

3) Loan Payment, Sept. 1, 2003, $73.72 plus late fee.

The demons at the IRS are speeding the process up with me. Today, my mom informed Fred that she got a signed letter from the IRS, just a couple of days after my letter was due back at the IRS with payment. They sent me a letter that I didn't get until last Saturday and expected my reply by September 1st. That's only a 20 day turn around from their date on their letter. Something is up, folks. They seem to be trying to trap me in something.

I should have their letter in a day or two. It's time for me to go to jail and live in a free bed and on their food for time. That's how Gandhi broke British rule in India. He broke their ability to raise tax money off the oppressed people who would not pay them anymore. Follow me to freedom; it is through the halls of the prisons. respectfully, Gene Chapman.

They say on the news that Gov. Riley's Tax Plan has 62% against, 33% for and 5% undecided today, but let's not be complacent.

Jessica is in the rv at an rv park for a few days doing her woman things to it. She is also on a fast to discern God's will with the marriage.

I explained it to Jessica in terms that those with a focus on this world's safety and success or "ego" (Freud) will be prone to be against us being married, as they don't see me being a sure "this world" success. On the other hand, those who focus on eternal or "super ego" (Freud) world views will see me more probably as a "next life" success. People who focus on this world are just frightened, while those who focus on the next life are happy for us. That's the way I see it. I've told Jessica that I want her to be sure and make up her own mind, so I agreed to let her have the rv for a few days to work things out alone with God. Sometimes you just have to get alone with God, and I find that she is a mature enough Christian that I trust her judgement, and I'll live gladly with her choices. I've asked her to turn off her phone for the time of her fast to keep down outside influences.

She is in agreement that us together putting in $10,000 for the "Atlanta Project" over the next 5 months is something she will probably go with, but she wants to finish the fast first.

Here is verification of the O'Reilly show segment from Fox News Channels website.
Friday: What's So Funny?

Can Tom Green’s outrageous sense of humor survive in the No Spin Zone?
Plus, Alabama’s governor says it’s his Christian duty to hike taxes. Will his plan have a prayer with voters?
Don't miss The O'Reilly Factor at 8 & 11 p.m. ET!

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David reporting here. Gene had a visit from the Social Security Administration today. The first one I am aware of. SSA is the Federal Govt. Agency that deals with the social security "retirement insurance" and issues social security number cards-"used for official ID". Wonder what they are interested in on Gene's website. Also in case you haven't heard the income tax issue and proposal by Governor Riley in Alabama has now made national mass media news! Fox News Channel has been advertising today that Bill O'Reilly will have a segment tonight regarding the proposed income tax increase by Gov. Riley and how the Gov. is saying it has a Christian basis! Wow, don't know how O'Reilly will come down on the issue but they are doing a story on it on the O'Reilly Factor. Check your local listings for the time in your area. I know it comes on at 8 pm Eastern Time on the Fox News Channel. I guess adjust according to your time zone and time difference.
Fri Sep 5 13:14:50 2003

Just thinking outloud: Jessica is showing to be quite an impressive Christian. She loves to watch Fox News, as well. Have you ever known a woman who loved to watch Fox News? She knows about 501c3 church problems, Federal Tax injustice, etc., etc. Like my uncle, Forest Gump says, "We're like peas and carrots."

The "Atlanta Project" will probably need to take place next April, about tax time. Without putting too much stress on our young marriage, I'm thinking the two of us might be able to pledge $10,000 to the billboards, at the low end. I don't have the authority to nail down a number without her conscent, but I know there are lots of other couples out there e-mailing me who want to do something in the "Atlanta Project."

As quick as the money comes, we'll get it on to the billboard companies and start production. I don't want alot of money laying around for the IRS to threaten us over. My minimum target is $20,000 (covering 25% of Atlanta for 30 days plus) for the project and $70,000 (covering 100% of Atlanta for 30 days plus) maximum. Obviously, we'll work with whatever God gives us.

If funds exceed $70K, we'll take a more serious look at billboards for Washington D.C. next Summer, when the TAX MARCH arrives there.

Why billboards? Billboards are vastly superior to other forms of media becase they are news items in themselves, creating a compounding effect. If you run a tv commercial, it is just that. The same is true with a print ad in a newspaper. I studied advertising; trust me. Also, in Deut. 6:9, God tells His people to place God's Word "on thy gates," if you want the people to "fear the Lord" and "increase mightly." A billboard ministry, you see, is central to America getting right in its tax thinking. There is more there in Dueteronomy, but I won't hit it here. Gene.

Thursday, September 04, 2003

TAX MARCH ACCOUNT. Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $242.37. No Donations. No Expenditures. Ending Balance: $242.37. respectfully, Gene.

Personal Bills Account/ Daily Report: Bills Due: Sept. 14, 2003, $60.

Late Personal Bills: 1) Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund, $3.

2) Loan Payment, Aug. 28, 2003, $112 plus a $35 late fee.

3) Loan Payment, Sept. 1, 2003, $73.72 plus late fee.

Fred and I just got off the phone with Lamar Outdoor Advertising and Clear Channel in Atlanta, where a regional IRS Office is located.

1) Lamar will give us 100% coverage (3,000,000 people for 30 days) of Atlanta for about $50,000 to $70,000 on the major Interstates, etc. These signs cost between $1,000 to $5,000 per month, reaching up to 200,000 people per day, with a production cost of about $1,100 each, plus tax. 100% coverage assumes 50 billboards.

2) Clear Channel has cheaper paper posters down in the neighborhoods that will give us 25% coverage of Atlanta for 30 days for total costs of approximately $17,000. This assumes 45 posters with production costs of about $50 to $75 each, plus tax.

With the combined media attention my activities bring, I see a tremendous compounding impact upon the movement and destabalization of the IRS's position, as I've seen in the past with my other billboard work. If you want to rock their world, here's your chance. For every $2,200 lump sum that comes in, we'll buy a big Interstate Scripture laden billboard, blue background with white lettering. For every $400 that come in, we'll buy a simliar sign down in the neighborhoods of Atlanta. Let's see what God has for us to do in the next month. Gene.

World Magazine Link To Article Quoting Vernice Kuglin and Referencing Gene

Here's the link we promised to post earlier.

Code of silence / Why won't the IRS answer a basic question about tax law?
By Joel Belz

I STILL HAVE DOUBTS WHETHER THE NAME OF VERNICE B. Kuglin, who lives in Memphis, Tenn., will someday leap off the pages of America's history books along with those of Patrick Henry, Nathan Hale, and Rosa Parks. I do know that Ms. Kuglin must be a woman of some personal courage.


Fred Smart - reporting

I've been contemplating strategies that I've used in the past to go after and defeat opponents in the public arena. Dr. Martin Luther, Father of The Reformation, used the "hammer" (Jer. 23:29) approach, and it's worked quite well for me in all times past. Luther believed himself to be "he who swings a hammer" (ie. God's Word), and we see the consequences of the Protestant Reformation: Liberty of Conscience, Vatican I, Vatican II, etc., etc.

Luther used Paul's experience on Mar's hill in Acts 17:17 as his justification for nailing the 95 Thesis to the front door of the Whittenberg Chapel. I used this same concept for my billboard mininstry and have, as a result, been in news all over the world decades before the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT ever heard of me.

To make a long story short, here is what we need:

We need lots of big and little Scripture laden billboards that read:

1) IRS: "Provide thing honest in the sight of all men" (Romans 12:17). TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON

2) IRS: "Extortioners shall not inherit the kingdom of God" (I Cor. 6:10). TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON

3) IRS: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 19:19). TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON

4) IRS: "Do to others as you would have them do to you" exodus TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON

5) The IRS Code Bookhas 9,833 pages: "A fool's voice is known by a multitude of words" (Ecclesiastes 5:3b). TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON

We are gonna see the IRS fold up tent and go, but it has to be funded, and it ain't cheap. $20,000 would be a solid figure. I may have to go over the road in a truck this winter to get mayby $10,000 of it myself. Gene.

Words of Encouragement From Jim Paulson

Posted yesterday, September 3, 2003 From Jim's personal blog:


I'm Back and Full of P___ and Vinegar to Continue the Fight
I took a few days off away from modern machinery to recharge my batteries and reestablish my focus. Boy I needed that! I guess we can all use a break once in awhile. You see something has been bothering me lately and I emailed Gene Chapman today about my recent observations and my concerns. I won't belabor it all here except to say that I see, hear and feel splinters and chips coming off of the planks of tax freedom and constitutional restoration at the moment. Bickering, whining, moaning, etc. - all of the negative things that serve only to strengthen the opposition. And THAT is exactly what the other side, those evil doers, whether they really know what they're doing to mankind or not - want. They want us to self destruct, to implode through infighting, to succumb to human weakness and frailties.

Why do you think the various departments of government are so interested in Gene Chapman's websites and blog? Because here is a guy that "they" SHOULD fear. You see, he's the kind of guy that will give up virtually everything and has already given up much to fight this fight. He won't be threatened by "their" usual monetary or incarcerate threats. "They" need to keep a watch on this guy because he is touching minds and hearts of thousands across America right now. He is a genuine threat to "their" cakewalk!

I think it is safe to say that we will NEVER all agree with each other at one time - if ever. We will NEVER all think alike necessarily, we may not agree with any one way or approach to the tax freedom and constitutional restoration. BUT - I believe we have to come forward in the ranks as tough skinned individuals and as a collective army. We each have to figure out a way to deal with the trivial annoyances that sometimes tend to eat at our egos and destroy our focus - if we as a group, army are to prevail. We have to find a way to stop whining about our own trials and woes and use that energy insted to better our own lives and of those we march with and for. Can I help that person in his war? Can I teach someone new the truth today? Can I send a few bucks to Gene Chapman or Dick Simkanin, Rose and Bill Lear, WTP or others in need this week, this month to strengthen the cause. While we all have to be at least a little practical about this (we DO have to survive through our own lives and circumstance) I believe we all must give, give and give some more of ourselves, our funds, our time if we are to win the war against federal tyranny. As the federal beast becomes more injured, more dangerous, this is no time for us to sit idly by.

Well, that's my opinion and I'm sticking with it! I will not live a day without fighting for the betterment of my offspring, my family, my friends, my fellow patriots. Whatever you think of me or me of you in the end means little, I will be in this war along side of all my fellow patriots - all trivial BS and differences aside - with clear intent, focus and resolve to the larger cause - tax freedom, constitutional restoration and legitimate monetary system - everyday - until the day we win or the day I die! I will do my humble best - whatever that my turn out to be. Doug you were asking to know more about me - Now you know.

I visited Rose Lear's blog and what a blessing that was again today! Here's a couple that have their hands full and then some. He continues to fight against the tyranny from behind the bars of injustice and she fights for freedom and survival daily and still finds time to mentor the young, the up and coming generation like Candie Goodyear. I urge you to read the poem that Rose published there today. God Bless us one and all.

posted by Jim Paulson at 12:22 PM


Fred Smart - reporting

Jessica is not up to the trip to Chattanooga today, so we'll try later.

Today, Jessica and I are to take a day trip up to Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga to look over the campus and maybe visit with Dr. Lee Roberson, if he is in the office. He is now 93 years old, so his days end about 12 noon, I understand. Dr. Roberson is an historical figure in the Baptist world. As pastor of one of America's first "mega-churches," Highland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga saw membership soar to over 11,000 in the 1960's. He organized a university with about 4,500 students in its hayday, just for ministerial training -- probably the largest Bible training center in the world in that time. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sought him out for time and prayer during the Civil Rights struggle. He led in the founding of the Southwide Baptist Fellowship, a group of probably 6,000 churches. He is the spiritual patriarch to about 6 million Baptist. And he was a board member of my old billboard ministry for many years, as I've already said. The one main thing I learned from him was the importance of being authentic in my walk with God above all else; God blesses a man who walks with Him, not an marketing scheme, not money, not fame. Gene.

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

TAX MARCH ACCOUNT. Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $242.37. No Donations. No Expenditures. Ending Balance: $242.37. respectfully, Gene.

Personal Bills Account/ Daily Report: Bills Due: Sept. 14, 2003, $60.

Late Personal Bills: 1) Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund, $3.

2) Loan Payment, Aug. 28, 2003, $112 plus a $35 late fee.

3) Loan Payment, Sept. 1, 2003, $73.72 plus late fee.

Date: 9/3/2003 3:46:37 PM Central Standard Time
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Hi Gene,

Paul here. I haven't written in a while, just been rather busy doing my thing here in Houston. Anyway, I was writing to hopefully give you some words of encouragement. I realize some times it's hard to accept the reality as it is. Sometimes, it seems as though the people like being lied to and taken advantage of. The truth is, they are just victims of what you are trying to free them from and don't realize it. The in-fighting is also a problem as it tends to discredit what the movement is about, but you just have to keep moving forward and try not to let it get to you. I believe in the end what you are doing will be recognized for how great it really is. The problem is your up against years of conditioning and I think maybe your looking for results too soon. It took me a while to lose the fear and I am sure it will take even longer for some, everyones different. There are also egos involved, when dealing with people, it's always going to be an issue. I hope that you find a way to carry on in your work. I am short of funds right now but I will send you something, for you bills, in the next week or so.

God Bless,

Jessica and I are probably going to drive up to Chattanooga, Tennessee in the next few days to take a look at the city and Tennessee Temple University. Dr. Lee Roberson, Chancellor of the University, was a board member of my old billboard ministry for many years. Jessica would like to get some Bible training in, and it would help me finish a theological degree to put in the Spring semester there. Plus, the TAX MARCH would still be an option next Spring, as we are only up the road a bit from Montgomery. Additionally, Tennessee is an income tax free state.

The other option is Houston, Texas. There, I can get an underwater welding/ weld inspection degree in about eight months and go make $70K anywhere in the world. If America gets too much worse with it's attack on freedom, we will have an escape hatch from Socialism/ Communism, so-to-speak. Texas is also an income tax free state. These seem to be the rational options.

I'm just praying about what there is left here in Amercia to fight for. Socialist/ Communist ideas are in all the black churches, public schools, Government agencies, and I can't even pay simple little credit card bills. How am I supposed to run a movement on air?, I keep telling God. God will show the way. Gene.

Many of you don't see the attack pieces that I receive, the e-mails that never get to this page, but they come to me. Every word I spell is judged by the critics. Every intent of my heart is mulled over by a hundred hisping serpents everyday in various venues on and off the web, most of them members of We The People Congress, like myself. Some people who once placed their hands on my shoulders in Austin at that fast telling me to end the death fast for the movement's sake to continue forward for the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT in another vein now beat me daily for following their instruction.

There is this Gal from San Francisco who complained that she blew money on a flight to Austin, only to find I ended that fast according to my vow. Tell me how much you spent, and I'll return your money to you, first thing.

If anybody thinks I've done them wrong, just send me a bill, and I'll get to work on paying you back for your losses after I get employment. It is important that the young know that I am for real, and that I fought for their freedom from a pure heart. I'll not be chargable to any person.

Anything left in the TAX MARCH Account after I'm done here will go to the Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund. They can call me a "scam artist" and a "fraud," but I want them to be empty words in the minds of the impressionable, as they are to me. Gene.

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

TAX MARCH ACCOUNT. Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $428.37. No Donations. Expenditures: ($186.00) 1 week prepaid rent. Ending Balance: $242.37. respectfully, Gene.

Personal Bills Account/ Daily Report: Bills Due: Sept. 14, 2003, $60.

Late Personal Bills: 1) Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund, $3.

2) Loan Payment, Aug. 28, 2003, $112 plus a $35 late fee.

3) Loan Payment, Sept. 1, 2003, $73.72 plus late fee.

It has become increasingly obvious that God has a new direction for me and the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON in recent weeks. Discernment tells me that I must seek a new tactic in fighting for freedom. I want to make clear that it was not I who ran short in the TAX MARCH but funds to make it go. This was the decision of God alone, and I accept His plan.

The options from here are multitudinous. My primary concern is peace in the home of my new bride and myself. If I choose to return to Law School, I'll use the donated funds to further my education to inturn further the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT's agenda. Jessica and I are in prayer for God's perfect will, and I hope you all will join us in that prayer.

After the fast ends in Montgomery, Alabama at the State Capitol Steps on Sept. 9, 2003 at 8 pm CT, we'll have the birthday party and begin plans to set up our home somewhere in a state without a State Income Tax. I've done everything but wear a crown of thorns and take nails through the hands and feet for this movement; I know some of you appreciate it, and I thank you for your love. respectfully, Gene.

Fred and I spoke on the phone with an attorney for about 2 hours, I guess. He asked me to get my IMF file and my Notice of Deficiency from the IRS, so we can build a case. I have no case against me, just increasing threats. I'm exploring options at this point. Gene.

Gene here. Ok, you win. I'll do the interview for one soft beef taco at Taco Cabana. I'm very serious about my counter offer, as I don't charge for interviews in the first place. Why can't you call Fred Smart (888-606-9379) and hook up to me via telephone?:

Subj: chapman tax march
Date: 9/2/2003 3:33:45 AM Central Standard Time
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Dear Mr.Chapman

We are still waiting for a response to our inquiry. We have sent you a link to our site "Telewizia". I understand that you or your people seem to think something was misspelled therefore our offer was not sincere. This is not true. We are prepared to donate whatever funds you require but if you do not respond soon, we can only assume that we should complete our project without you.

Vican Hosepian

Telewizia/ a division of Arkadia Film 1 Telewizja

Fred: Let's get linked up in a conference call to the lawyer in Huntsville, Alabama, who won the Fed Ex pilot's tax case, ane hear him out on my issue: "Where is my tax liability in the law?" It should be interesting. Gene.

The IRS is speeding the responce times up on my letter exchanges from 30 days to 20 days now. I just got one letter Saturday, dated August 11, and they are requiring payment by September 1st. What is that about? Gene.

My personal bills not getting paid is really causing me tremendous stress. All the money I have is either in land or in a retirement account, so I have nothing to work with of my own. The fact that I can't meet basic personal bills, given the work I've got under my belt for the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT in bringing global attention to the cause, is something I find very troubling. We have over 8,000 hits a month, just on my sites. A church that size would have donations of $20,000 a week. I'm not asking $20K or for the moon, just that those who have a vested interest in tax freedom fund your work here. If I don't get the funding to march, personal bills paid, I'll be happy to stop the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON and go make my own way. I was under the impression that my work performed a service to the movement, now reaching every continent on earth. If that is not the case, just vote with your lack of funding, and I'll get the message.

My new bride and I can pull down $120,000 per year together and hire lawyers to fight my case. What our people need to decide is whether you want a sacrificial tax freedom movement on the ground day after day or by your lack of funding vote in favor of no visible movement on the ground day after day. It's in your hands, and the time to choose is running out. I've given all I have to give.

In I Timothy 5:18, Paul, in a letter to Timothy writes, "Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn." The context of this verse is that those who work should be fed of the work that they do. In specific, a minister of God's should not be starved. In short, if you think I'm doing work out here for your freedom from an unjust tax system and you are not working to keep my miniscule little bills paid, you are in sin, according to Scripture. respectfully, Gene.

Monday, September 01, 2003

TAX MARCH ACCOUNT. Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $428.37. No Donations. No Expenditures. Ending Balance: $428.37. respectfully, Gene.

Please note that my personal bills are paid by donations made independently of regular donations, or I shall be forced to go get a regular job after the fast ends on Sept. 9th or when my jail time ends when/ if I get arrested, in order to keep my personal bills current.

Personal Bills/ Daily Report: Bills Due: Sept. 14, 2003, $60.

Late Personal Bills: 1) Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund, $3.

2) Loan Payment, Aug. 28, 2003, $112 plus a $35 late fee.

3) Loan Payment, Sept. 1, 2003, $73.72 plus late fee.

Someone asked if we should be talking about our fasts in public. I would direct you to books on fasting by Derik Prince. There are maybe about 15 different types of fasts in the Bible. Mine is not a private concecration fast; I've done them, but you would never hear me talk of them. Gene.

Pictures From The Montgomery Fast


My finacee, Jessica, just called to tell me she will be here by about 10 pm tonight. Gene.

Interesting e-mail:

Subj: dp: GENE/FRED>> *read* Communist MANIFESTO in USA
Date: 9/1/2003 12:49:54 PM Central Standard Time
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dp: GENE/FRED>> *read* Communist MANIFESTO in USA
(shows how USA does ALL the planks of the COMMUNIST MANIFEST!!))
(i have stayed in GEORGE GORDON's house in 1986.)dp 1046 9/1/03
George Gordon's School of Law

Are You a Practicing Communist?
I guess I should start at the beginning, which was at a meeting of the Idaho patriots in March of 1979. That meeting, held in the Mardi Gras Restaurant with Steve Gibson as the featured speaker, changed my life forever. 'So,' you ask with baited breath, 'What wonderful insight did he impart? What mystic knowledge did he pass on?' None really... all he did was look us straight in the face and call us all, each and every one of us, practicing communists. Some people would have called those fighting words, and I admit I wasn't too happy to be called one being the red-blooded American taxpaying pillar of the Boise business community that I was. Shoot, I'd even voted a straight Republican ticket and was a paid-up member of every major business organization in Boise. To say I disagreed with his assessment would be mild. Yet, his statement haunted me when I went to work the next day. Finally, just before noon, I called in my secretary and asked her to drop by the public library on her lunch break and pick me up a copy of the Communist Manifesto. After lunch, she dropped off the copy, and I started reading. Over the next several weeks, as time and my schedule allowed, I researched it, the Scriptures and, even, acts of Congress, to see if there were a basis in law or fact for what Steve said. There was, and here's my report.

In 1848, Carl Marx, at the age of 30, entered a competition sponsored by the International Socialist Union of Paris, France. His submission was the 10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto, which won. The rest, as they say, is history.

The First Plank is relatively simple: Abolition of property in land, and application of all rents of land to public purposes. Let's see what we have in America today. In Idaho alone, 64% of the state is public land, held 'in trust' by either the state or the federal government. If you or I want to use that land, we have to go to the appropriate agency and rent it or pay royalties on anything we remove from it or pay 'use fees' if all we want to do is go camping. This money goes into the agency's treasury and from there to the state or federal treasury. In addition to the rental of public lands, there are taxes on private property. Using Idaho as our example, if 64% is 'public' land, then 36% must be 'private' land, right? Wrong! The state levies a property tax on such 'private' land, and if you don't pay, orders a tax sale to get its money from you one way or the other. If you don't pay, you lose the land. Sound like all the term 'property owner' means is 'property renter'? The conclusion is clear: We've lost our right to property in land in allodial freehold, and have been reduced to nothing more than feudal serfs, living on the king's land and paying our land use fees in the form of taxes. We'd come full circle from the Plantation of Rhode Island in 1776 to the Plantation of Idaho in 1979.

And, if you ask, 'How should things be?' let me quote from Scripture, where in Leviticus 25:23 it says: 'The land shall not be sold forever for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.' Quite a difference from the BLM, the EPA, the DNR and such things as 'eminent domain.'

Moving on to the Second Plank, we read: A heavy progressive, or graduated, income tax. Talk about simple to figure out. Just ask your neighbor if there's an income tax. The Federal government and all but 5 (at last count) state governments impose some form of income tax. I rest my case.

Going to Scripture again, we have Malichi 3:8-12, which reads: 'Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes unto the storehouse that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.' Talk about a difference from filling out a Form 1040 according to the IRS Code.

The Third Plank is also a fairly short one: Abolition of all right of inheritance. Yet, most people will say, 'Oh, that's not in force. I know because my Aunt Matilda just died and left me some money.' My question is: How much did she leave you, and how much did she leave the State? The reason the State gets into the picture is almost always the result of a marriage license. When you sign that short little form, you've entered into a 3 party limited general partnership with you, your spouse and the State as equal partners. Over the life of the contract, the two active parties (husband and wife) work, create and produce things, such as money, children, property of all kinds, etc. Then one day, your spouse dies and, after you bury them, you sit down to see what you have. Around this time, someone from the State knocks on the door saying there's a small matter of inheritance tax. What they're really saying is: I'm still a partner, the partnership hasn't been dissolved, I want out, so buy me out. The State figures that it's paid for the kids' education, school lunches, AFDC, etc. etc. etc. so they've done their part in making the partnership work. All they want is their third. Which, when you look at most inheritance taxes, means you pay from 28% to 35% of the estate to Uncle Sam, or his duly appointed representative.

Again, looking at how this should be, we read in Deuteronomy 21:15-17: 'If a man have two wives, one beloved and another hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn. But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.' Nothing about estate taxes, probate court, etc.

Going to the Fourth Plank, we read: Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. Need time to think about that? While you are, think about Waco, Ruby Ridge, the Montana Freemen... well, you get the idea. This is called, in legalese, 'municipal police power' and means that if you get hostile and belligerent to the government, they can take everything away from you under the guise of IRS liens, tax levies, seizures, fines, and anything else they can think of... And, if you're still mad, and complaining? Then they get to throw you in jail.

How does Scripture deal with rebels and such? Read Leviticus 26:4-6: 'But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; and if you shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgements, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant, I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.' At least God doesn't mess around when you screw up, he takes it all... your life and your toys.

Looking at the Fifth Plank, we read: Centralization of credit in the hands of the State by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly. Ever hear of the Federal Reserve system. That's not real money floating around out there. Read what it says at the top: Federal Reserve NOTE! As in promissory note. There's precious little 'real' money left out there. It might not be too much longer before we move beyond that and straight into electronic money, completely controlled by the banks, who ultimately answer to the Fed. We're on our way with things like credit cards, checking cards, debit cards, direct deposit, etc. Looks like #5 has been in effect since around 1913.

And what does Scripture say? Read Deuteronomy 25:13-16: 'Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small. But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have, that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the Lord thy God.' Speaks pretty plainly, doesn't it?

Going to the Sixth Plank, we find: Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State. Let's see, we have driver's licenses, vehicle registration, vehicle licensing, and that's just 'private' transportation. If you look at 'public' transportation like planes, trains and buses, do you have any doubt that if the government says 'Jump' they don't ask 'How high?' And let's not even think about communications. The Internet community is just the latest to get hit with the heavy hand of government regulation. People who wouldn't normally even acknowledge each other's existence are on the same side, fighting to retain freedom of expression on the Net. TV, radio, cable, newspapers - they all bow to the mighty FCC. And Executive Orders #10995 and #10999 are just waiting to be signed, giving the government open and direct control over transportation and the media.

And what does Scripture say about traveling? Let's look at Exodus 16:29: 'See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.' Apparently, so long as you don't travel on the Sabbath, God doesn't see much of a need to regulate or control such things.

Now, the Seventh Plank is a bit more complex: Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan. Let's examine this one item by item. Now about the extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State. Most people would go, 'Oh, you mean like those big Russian factories. We don't have that here. We have GM, Ford, US Steel. They're all privately owned.' Or are they? Each and every factory in the US operates and exists on the sufferance of the government, which licenses and regulates their existence and activities in return for a portion of the proceeds (called taxes). I think that qualifies as ownership. And we've certainly expanded the number of factories and corporations in the US over the past 150 years. As to the bringing into cultivation of wastelands, how many of you have seen the dams on the Colorado River, just to name one river? While they do produce electricity, ask any rancher or farmer out there what their main purpose is, and he'll tell you: water for irrigation. In that part of the west it's: No water, no farms. So, they've done that part too. As for the improvement of the soil generally, in accordance with a common plan, how many of you have ever heard of the ASC (Agricultural Stabilization Center)? Any rural county has one of their offices; their job is to hand out government information, funds and materials to help with the general improvement of the American farm. And how many farmers have taken part in government programs ranging from paid non-cultivation of land to low-interest loans for 'general land improvement' (provided you do it their way, of course)? I think we can consider that covered as well.

And Scripture? Look at Leviticus 25:8-24 to see how God handles this: 'And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. For it is the jubilee; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field. In the year of this jubilee ye shall return every man unto his possession. And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not oppress one another: According to the number of years after the jubilee thou shalt buy of thy neighbour, and according unto the number of years of the fruits he shall sell unto thee: According to the multitude of years thou shalt increase the price thereof, and according to the fewness of years thou shalt diminish the price of it: for according to the number of the years of the fruits doth he sell unto thee. Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God. Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety. And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety. And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase: Then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years. And ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat of the old store. The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me. And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a redemption for the land.' Looks like God has a very specific plan to keep things going, and not let the land be depleted.

The Eighth Plank reads: Equal liability of all to labor, establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. How many listened to President Clinton at that Volunteer Summit? Especially when he said that to be a good citizen you had to get a job and pay taxes? How about last year's 'workfare' bill, where to get money from the government, you have to work? I'm not saying the idea of working is wrong, but the government is implementing it so that you have to work on their terms such as by having insurance, a SSN, filling out a 1040 each April. And those industrial armies? Go back to the 1930s and look at things like the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) and the WPA (Works Project Administration). How about today's Americorps?

How about Scripture? In Deuteronomy 24:14-15, we read: 'Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates; at his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it; lest he cry against thee unto the Lord, and it be sin unto thee.' Let's see... simple, straightforward, and no hidden catches to make sure that he's really a slave, with no say and no rights.

The Ninth Plank is one of the most ambitious: Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equitable distribution of population over the country. This needs to be handled in two parts. The first is relatively simple. Ever hear of Archer Daniel Midland? Visited a major dairy or meat outfit recently? Between the multinational agri-conglomerates and the 'factory' farms you see, that part's been done for decades now. the second half is a little more difficult to see. While you may think that it's not been implemented, because there are still cities and still rural areas, let's look again. In 1920, the US population was about 100 million and the number of people living on farms was about 44 million, so nearly half the population was on a farm or in some other rural setting. By 1940, the population on farms had dropped to 32 million. In 1950, 15 million. 1970, 6 million. 1985, 3 million. And the estimate is that by 2000 there will be roughly 100,000 farmers or agribusiness corporations producing all agricultural products in the US. And cities have also taken a hit in terms of the overall population. While some cities have grown, like LA, others like Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, etc. have actually lost population over the past 40 years. The result: the ubiquitous suburbs, neither urban nor rural but, originally, a blend of both. This is the result of the largest population migration since the Middle Ages. So, the Ninth Plank is firmly in operation today.

And what does God say on this? In Leviticus 25:1-7, we read: 'And the LORD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD. Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard. That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land. And the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee, And for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be meat.' Pretty simple. No talk of anything but good stewardship and obeying the Law.

At last we reach the tenth Plank: Free Education for all children in public schools; abolition of children's factory labor in its present form; combination of education with industrial production. Did you attend public school? How about your kids? What most people don't realize is that even so-called 'private' schools, and their curriculum, are government controlled these days. Any school that accepts government funding has to abide by government strictures. The first public schools were founded in the 1830s and, as late at the WWI, they weren't too common outside the big cities. Now, they're everywhere, and non-public school education is the fast-fading exception to the rule. As for the abolition of children's factory labor in its present form, the government took care of that before WWI. They just shipped the concept of child factory labor overseas. And combining education with industrial production? Well, the US is thinking of following the Japanese and Germans, where you take a test designed to see what your potential is and, if you don't score high enough, they ship you to the nearest factory for a nice apprentice education. Model programs have already been set up in some big cities. Looks like this one's been around for a while too.

And Scripture? Read Deuteronomy 4:9-10: 'Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life, but teach them thy sons, and thy son's sons; specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the Lord said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.' Sounds like a simple plan for home schooling, not cramming thirty kids into an overcrowded room with one frazzled babysitter, who has to make sure she follows the government mandated truth of the week.

Now take a simple test. For each one of the 10 Planks that you participate in, or are subject to the effects of, give yourself 10 points. Most people won't give themselves 100 points, but I'd bet that you have at least 50 on your list. If you get any points, you're a practicing communist. You probably didn't plan it that way, but that's where the rubber meets the road. If it disgusts you, contact me. I'll show you how to stop practicing communism. After all, I've been showing people how for some 21 years now.

It looks like these e-mails we're getting about a documentary are from kids playings with us. I'm happy they are having fun. I like kids; I used to be one. If you future leaders of the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT want to ask me questions, I'll be happy to trade e-mails, but let's leave the dillusions of grandure to me. (ha ha). Gene.

Dear Mr. Hosepian: Please Learn Polish!

Posted 8/31/2003 09:21:51 PM by Gene Chapman postCount('106238291179336630');
Subj: documentary
Date: 8/31/2003 5:41:44 PM Central Standard Time
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Dear Mr.Chapman

We see that you have cancelled your deal with Euromedia TV. We would like to discuss taking up where they left off. We are in a position to give you a worldwide distribution option for permission to use your tax march on Washington as a sidebar subject subject for a film we are doing about Ghandi. We look forward to meeting with you and hopefully, we can work out the details. Our company, Arkadia TeleWizia, is a leading european filmmaker based in Poland. We look forward to hearing from you.


Vican Hosepian


You might want to brush up on your Polish.

It's "TELEWIZJA", not "TeleWizia".

Peace and God Bless,

Fred Smart - reporting

Sunday, August 31, 2003

I'm feeling the nausia that I had on the 36th day of the Austin fast. That means I should start to vomit up water within the next 24 hours. Oh boy. Gene.

Pictures From The Montgomery Fast

Robert Ingle and Me at the Alabama Supreme Court Building

The Alabama State Capitol After Dark.

I want to make clear to whomever you documentary people are that I make no deals. I'm a free soul, and all I want to do is walk with God. If you think I need money, I'll be happy to put it to work for the Lord to the best of my ability, but you must understand that we are a tax honesty movement dealing with a Government that we feel is very illegal in its intent and dealings with me and the American people. This makes strangers offering large sums of money very suspect. Fred Smart (888-606-9379) is my right arm and a very capable retired investment banker, so please contact him about interviews and documentaries. We are working to keep my work squeeky clean, as I hope you understand. Gene. Just come with a camera, and you can film me for free for as long as you want.

TAX MARCH ACCOUNT. Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $428.37. No Donations. No Expenditures. Ending Balance: $428.37. respectfully, Gene.

Please note that my personal bills are paid by donations made independently of regular donations, or I shall be forced to go get a job after the fast ends on Sept. 9th or when my jail time ends when I get arrested, in order to keep my personal bills current.

Personal Bills/ Daily Report: Bills Due: Sept. 1, 2003, $73.72. Sept. 14, 2003, $60.

Past Due: Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund, $3. Loan Payment, Aug. 28, 2003, $112 plus a $35 late fee.

Subj: documentary
Date: 8/31/2003 5:41:44 PM Central Standard Time
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Dear Mr.Chapman

We see that you have cancelled your deal with Euromedia TV. We would like to discuss taking up where they left off. We are in a position to give you a worldwide distribution option for permission to use your tax march on Washington as a sidebar subject subject for a film we are doing about Ghandi. We look forward to meeting with you and hopefully, we can work out the details. Our company, Arkadia TeleWizia, is a leading european filmmaker based in Poland. We look forward to hearing from you.


Vican Hosepian

I've got to get back on focus like a laser beam with the Federal Tax System, not that the other issues are not worthy or related. That means Atlanta is in the near future, so I can seige the Regional IRS Building. Maybe I'll spend the winter there hammering on them. Gene.

Gene Here. Look what new fun this goofball got me into. Do these people not understand that I'm fighting the IRS? Now I'm supposed to go hang out with the IRS and discuss my tax liability over a $15,000 check that I never accepted and never asked for. He's got to be a Government plant, or he ought to be. Their first show of good faith is the send a 1099 form to the IRS over a private donation to our work, no quid pro quo. Yeah, I bet. And they can't even pick up a phone to talk to me:

Subj: chapman tax march
Date: 8/31/2003 11:48:16 AM Central Standard Time
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Per your request we have cancelled the delivery service on the bank check
and have had it returned to us. We sent the 1099 out via regular mail so
you may want to contact a revenue agent to cover your tax libility.

Thank you for your time

R. Linquist

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John Giles, Alabama State Director of The Christian Coalition, and I spoke last evening. He and I have been allies in the opposition to Governor Riley's Tax Plan, and we seem to enjoy each other's company over the few meetings we've had in recent weeks on the street. Last night, we spoke of my stated intention to be arrested Tuesday, and he asked me as a personal favor to speak further with him before I do it. I explained that since We The People Congress leadership etc. didn't seem to be coming (nothing against them) that he was my recognized leadership, and I've always been raised up in my Bible College and University training to follow leadership. (David did this with King Saul, even while Saul was trying to kill David, and was blessed of God in the end.) I think patiently waiting on God here will result in the best outcome. Giles has other things in the works that he wants to explore with me. respectfully, Gene.

Let's plan on me finishing the fast out of jail, going to my birthday party, then the leadership of our group will have a pow wow here in Montgomery to plan our next move.

Please keep in mind that this blog is my personl journal of things I'm exploring; change is always possible here. Gene.