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Thursday, September 11, 2003

Pictures From The Montgomery Fast

Me in my street cloths. I'm wearing 32"x32" pants for the first time since age

I'm infront of the my host's home getting my strength up for the flat bed job
I'm to start Monday and to work to raise cash for the Atlanta Project, etc.,
until next April.

Letter from Alabama: I'm healing up well and just bought my street cloths here in Greenville, Alabama for the flat bed job I start Monday to raise cash for the Atlanta Project and pay off my personal debts. I need to gain more freedom next year as we finish the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON by being debt free. Pictures are off to Doug Kenline for posting. My host has no phone line for computer work, so I have to travel several blocks to do anything -- probably best for my rest needs right now.

My host family tells me that 'Lewis and Clark' are buried on their family farm near St. Louise, Mo and that Charles Lindburg built "The Spirit of St. Louise" in their grandmother's garadge there in St. Louise, as well. That gives you some history on these good people.

The bedroom they gave me to stay in is very plush, and I'm very well treated. I'm helping the 7 year old with his math and reading homework after school each day, while promoting the idea of home schooling or Christian Schooling the boy. respectfully, Gene.

Oh, I'll update the Finances Sunday night when I get into Birmingham for the new job.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

David reporting here. Looks like Governor Riley of Alabama has conceded. It looks like he realizes the people of Alabama don't want any new taxes, probably like most citizens in this country. Read the full article here.

"The people of Alabama said they want accountability, they want honesty and they want trust," Riley said. "We're going to give them that. They said we want you to reduce the size of government before you come back and ask for another dime.

After going to the Rosa Parks Museum yesterday with Fred, I realized that what We The People need is a stated national "BOYCOTT" of the IRS until they answer the question: "Where is my tax liability i the law?" for every American. I so I propose just exactly that, using Irwin Schiff's letter that he wrote for me many months ago to the IRS and listed here.

I have no intention of paying any income tax until the IRS answers: "Where is the the exact law, and the specific provisions for that law, “enacted by congress” which creates “the obligation to pay” my personal income taxes?" I hope the rest of you will join in this effort and put feet on this.

The Atlanta Project is still being worked on for April.

I'm on my way to Greenville, Alabama to heal up at a private home for a few days. Gene.

Pictures From The Montgomery Fast

Picture by Fred.

Picture by Fred.

Picture by Fred.

I'm interviewed by CNN.

I'm still interviewed by CNN.

Still interviewed by CNN.

I'm nearing the end of the 30 day fast.

Fred in the Picture.

I weigh in at 154 lbs., down 46 lbs. in the Montgomery Fast.

Seconds from ending the fast.

Ending the Montgomery Fast.

Jessica and I, just after I ended the fast.

We are about to eat at Olive Garden.
My first bite of substantive food.

I've been asking myself how Jesus would handle the 10 Commandments issue and the Tax Issues with which we dealt these past few months: 1) If we live in a Socialist/ Communist State, then the Christian position would be to pay their unlawful taxes and put up with them taking the 10 Commandments out of public life, for then we would not be entangling ourselves with the affairs of this world, as Jesus teaches us not to do.

2) But if America is a Representative Democracy, then I have a Christian duty to be involved in this Government. See Gene's Short Sermon entitled, "Who is Caesar?"

When the Socialists/ Communists finally take full control, then I'll have to conceed their leadership in the culture. Until then, I'll fight like hell to keep them out of ultimate power. Gene.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

TAX MARCH ACCOUNT. Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $228.28. Donations: $50.05 in groceries (Thanks Mr. Smart). Expenditures:($31.50) 1 motel room. Ending Balance: $196.78. respectfully, Gene.

PERSONAL BILLS ACCOUNT. Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $35.00. Donations: $100 less a ($3.20) Paypal fee is $96.80 (Thanks to Anonymous). No Expenditures Today. Ending Balance: $131.80. respectfully, Gene.

Letter from the Montgomery Fast: Well, I've had a bite to eat, and I'm back in the land of the living. The fast ended at the Capitol Steps at 8 pm CT with a bottle of orange juice. Then we proceeded out to the Olive Garden for my meal. Eight of us went, and we had good conversation about the IRS and Gov. Riley's Tax Plan. Fred took several pictures that are now on their way to Doug for posting.

Tomorrow, I go to Greenville, Alabama to heal up at a Christian couple's home until about Sunday. I'll be praying about the next move there.

The one billboard I feel is essential to the Atlanta Project costs $3,700.00, the lady told me on the phone today. I want to place on it: Line #1: IRS: WHERE IS MY TAX LIABILITY IN THE LAW? Gene Chapman, Line#2: "Provide things honest in the sight of all men" (Romans 12:17), Line #3: / 888-606-9379 Line #4: TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON.

I'd like to see dark blue background w/ white lettering. Gene.

Alabama governor unveils Capitol display including Ten Commandments

Associated Press Writer

Gov. Bob Riley opened an exhibit at the Capitol on Tuesday that included a small plaque of the Ten Commandments, keeping a promise to supporters of a massive granite monument removed by court order from the state judicial building.

The plaque was given to Riley by supporters of the 2 1/2-ton Ten Commandments monument.

"Just as the Ten Commandments are exhibited in similar displays in the U.S. Supreme Court and in our nation's Capitol building, I feel it is important to display them in our Capitol, as well," the Republican said in a statement.

Riley and Attorney General Bill Pryor added the other historical documents, including the Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights, to make the panel display more legally defensible than the granite monument that sat alone in the judicial building's rotunda, the governor's spokesman said.

"We want the Ten Commandments to stay in the Capitol, and in order to achieve that goal, we had to hang them in a way that judges in court rulings have instructed," said spokesman David Azbell.

Richard Cohen, attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which sued to have the large monument removed, said the center would wait to see what statements Riley makes about the plaque before deciding whether to sue.

"Teaching history by state officials is not unconstitutional," Cohen said. "Promoting religion is."

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was suspended for refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove his commandments monument from the Supreme Court building, said a display like Riley's is unacceptable.

"To put things around the Ten Commandments and secularize it is to deny the greatness of God," he told a crowd of about 1,500 people Monday at a fund-raising dinner for his legal defense.

But several monument supporters who visited the new display Tuesday said it was satisfactory. "This whole thing is not about the monument in the judicial building, but rather the acknowledgment of God in our public lives," said the Rev. Tom Benz, a Montgomery pastor.

Riley had drawn criticism from Moore and some Moore supporters for not joining Moore in defying the federal court order.

A federal judge held that the monument, installed by Moore two years ago, violated the constitution's ban on government promotion of religion.

Riley was not present when the commandments display went on public view. The opening coincided with Tuesday's vote on Riley's tax-and-accountability package, and the governor was in his hometown of Ashland to vote.

Fred got me an interview with CNN about an hour ago. I should be on tonight at 9 pm CT. Gene.

David reporting here. The story below is an example of your good, honest, hard working, and ethical IRS employees. Make sure you thank them for their hard work and dedication!

Former IRS agent sentenced to five years in prostitution cover-up
The Associated Press
Last Updated 2:12 p.m. PDT Monday, September 8, 2003
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former IRS agent was sentenced Monday to more than five years in federal prison for covering up his involvement with prostitutes, including a 16-year-old who stole his government car.
Kenneth Philip Fazende, 44, had pleaded guilty to the charges, which also included making a sexually explicit video with a minor in Trinidad. He is to serve five years and three months in federal prison, followed by three years of probation.

U.S. District Court Judge John Walter also required Fazende to register as a sex offender and attend counseling sessions upon his release.

Fazende's lawyer, Mark Werksman, called the penalty overly harsh, saying the government "forced him to accept a sentence that's probably twice what anyone else would get for the same charges."

Fazende, who worked as an IRS criminal investigator in Southern California from 1995 to 2002, admitted to soliciting the teenage prostitute who eventually stole his unmarked government car in June 2001. The girl, asleep in Fazende's Hollywood apartment when he left for work, apparently found the keys and took the car.

Fazende admitted that to conceal the theft, he told police that his apartment had been burglarized by an unknown thief.

The former IRS agent also acknowledged that he was involved with at least two other prostitutes between 1999 and 2000, one of whom stole his personal car.

Fazende was arrested in Puerto Rico in May while returning from Trinidad. U.S. customs agents found a video camera with footage of him engaging in sex acts with a 17-year-old girl there. Fazende admitted in his plea deal that he hired the girl to make the video and intended to bring it to the United States.

A second video of Fazende having sex with the girl turned up in a search of a residence that he shared with his brother in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Pictures From The Montgomery Fast

Fred Smart

Speakers at the Pastor's Strategy Conference on the 10 Commandments

Monday, September 08, 2003

TAX MARCH ACCOUNT. Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $229.78. No Donations. Expenditures: ($1.50) ATM Fee. Ending Balance: $228.28. 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. (Paid $115).

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

Ending Balance: $35.00.

Fred and I just got back from a pastor's brain storming session at a local church. About 50 pastors were present.

I'll be checking out of my room tomorrow at 10 am CT and moving to the Suburban Lodge out by I-85 x6. Fred's 888 number will keep us all connected. I break the fast at the State Capitol Building's front steps at 8 pm CT. I don't know where we will eat right after the fast. Gene.

I did a short phone interview with The New York Times this morning, so keep an eye out for the story addressing Gov. Riley's Tax Plan and my 30 day fast against it. Gene.

Come on you Communist Lying Satanic IRS Demons, come get me:
3:20 pm CT

Jessica and I are in mutual agreement that we need to call off the engagement. Our lives are just too different.

I am scheduled to go to orientation for an over the road flat bed job on next monday morning. This will enable me to pay down those debts that are eating at my heels. (You IRS agents be sure to hassle me; I want the fight.)

The Atlanta Project next April is still on, and I'll be blogging. Gene.

Fred Smart got into town about 2 hours ago, and we talked at length about our plans. We seem to be aiming for the Olive Garden for my 37th Birthday party, after I break the 30 day fast on Tursday night at 8 pm CT infront of the Alabama State Capitol Building.

I told him I felt a move to Houston for the winter seemed like a step backwards and that I felt I needed to move toward Washington. He agreed and told me about the We The People Congress National Convention in Washington D. C. on Nov. 8th that he thinks I should plan to be at. I like it. I can continue to bring media attention to the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT and WTPC over the next two months.

We can still do the Atlanta Project in April. Yall be sure to come help me break the fast and enjoy my bithday party Tuesday night. Gene.

Sunday, September 07, 2003

TAX MARCH ACCOUNT. Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $229.78. No Donations. No Expenditures. 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.

Mr. DeMers from Massachusetts sent $150 cash with this personal message:

"Since Gene needs personal money, please use this as needed. $150.00. The best be with you." (Thanks a bunch Mr. DeMers, Gene).

Jessica weighted me in at 157 lbs. fully dressed, probably the lightest I've been since 6th grade. Gene.

Now in the 29th day of the fast, I am very tired and sick, and I'm not very good company either. My sleep was messed up this morning, with only 4 1/2 hours last night. I'm a mess. Gene.

Dear Brother Simkanin,

It's about 4am, and I can't sleep, so I felt I'd update you. The Montgomery fast against Gov. Riley's Tax Plan is now in its 29th day. Fred Smart and several others are flying and driving in from around America to help me end the fast Tuesday evening after the polls close to enjoy what appears will be a win for freedom from Socialist/Communist tax policy here in Alabama. I'll break the 30 day and 1 hour fast on the steps of the State Capitol Building and may enjoy my 37th birthday party down the street on the sidewalk in front of the Alabama Supreme Court Building, in a pot luck feast.

Funds have been sparce in recent weeks, so my fiancee and I are contemplating a return to Houston, Texas to work for 6 months to pay down our few personal bills and raise $10,000 to ad to other funds we are attempting to raise for a massive billboard campaign in Atlanta next April.

For 70,000 we can cover the 3 million population of Atlanta's regional area with our message for 30 days, the billboard companies tell us.

"Provide things honest in the sight of all men," is just one biblical quote I plan to place on a giant billboard at the front gate of the IRS regional Center in Atlanta next April. Imagine 50 billboards saturating all of Atlanta with media coverage while I'm in a 21 day fast at the front gate next April, and, you get the idea. Martin Luther, father fo the Protestant Reformation, used this billboard concept to change the world. It comes from Paul on Mars Hill using the alter with the inscription to the Unknown God. Billboards are powerful stuff! Deuteronomy 6:9 promotes the public display of God's Word to cause the nation to "fear the Lord" and "increase mightily," etc., etc. I've seen billboard ministries do dramatic things in my own experiences.

It seems to be catching on, as a major patriot group has taken up with us. Be in Prayer for the funds to come in on time.

God Bless You,

Gene Chapman
Gal. 6:9

Let us continue to fight the good fight against the gates of hell.


Pictures From The Montgomery Fast

Day 27 of the Montgomery Fast Against Gov. Riley's Tax Plan.

Fred flies in from Chicago tomorrow to prepare for my ending of the Montgomery fast against Gov. Riley's Tax Plan and my 37th Birthday party. We will be examining options to my party Tuesday night at 8 pm CT when I break the 30 day and 1 hour fast, but I felt I should list some foods I like in the event we choose to go with a pot luck dinner infront of the Alabama State Supreme Court Building.

1. I love skillet fried potatoes in extra virgin olive oil. (I only like fried things in olive oil.) They need to be salted in the pan before they harden.
2. Beef Stoganoff (sp?) Hamburger Helper is a favorite of mine.
3. I like Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup, with Saltine crackers.
4. I like carrots.
5. I like Bell Peppers and Ongions, stir fried.
6. I like colby cheese melted on anything.
7. I like soft tacos from Taco Cabanna.
8. I like Dr. Pepper.
9. I like Beef baritos from Taco Bell.
10. I like Pappa John's Pizza (beef and Italian Sausage).
11. I like head lettuce.
12. I like Ranch Dressing.
13. I like Nacho Cheese Doritos.
14. I love Picante Mild Salsa in and on anything.
15. I love whipped (no chunks) mashed potatoes in milk and butter and salt and pepper.
16. I like very soft bread rolls with melted butter on them.
17. I like asparagus (sp?).
18. I like corny dogs with mustard.
19. I like KFC Fried chicken.
20. I really would like some fried round steak in brown gravy with salt and pepper.
21. I like Oreo cookies.
22. I like milk with my oreos.

If that doesn't get me full off a fast, as little as I'll be able to hold, I don't deserve a Birthday Party. But these are some ideas. We'll let Fred and Jessica supervise the party planning. Gene.