(Slave Freedom Movement)
Saturday, February 07, 2004
Cuban Freedom Fast: Starting Balance: -(52.30). Deposits: $00.00. Expenditures: ($394.59) One Week Motel Rent in Miami, ($67.84) 1,000 copies of sermon, front and back of paper, ($2.00) 1 two liter Dr. Pepper, ($16.99) 1 meal w/$2 tip, ($9.35) Lord's Supper materials and last groceries before fast. Total Expenditures: ($490.77). Ending Balance: -($543.07).
David Goodyear is off to his home in Ft. Myers.
I'll be doing the Lord's Supper at 9 pm ET here on the audio blog.
Pictures of the day are off to Doug Kenline for posting.
Friday, February 06, 2004
Cuban Freedom Fast: Starting Balance: $20.60. Deposits: $00.00. Expenditures: $0.00. Total Expenditures: $0.00. Ending Balance: -($52.30).
David Goodyear has been covering my expenses for the last couple of days.
Kelly McGinley tells me just now that she is excited about the interview on her program (Retakingamerica: key word) on Monday in Moblie, Alabama with the President of Brothers to the Rescue and myself. I think you can get it on the web.
Kelly and I will be working to get Irwin Schiff on the program in coming days and in a face to face meeting with Judge Roy Moore at some point.
(Pictures of Cherie and David Goodyear are off to Doug Kenline for posting here on this site.)
Greetings from Ft. Myers, Florida and the home of my hosts, David and Cherie Goodyear. We had a good ride down from Birmingham, Alabama yesterday and got in at 11:45 pm ET.
I just got off the phone with the Ft. Myers newspaper, and the writer there tells me that my story will be checked out and then handed to a reporter later today, if they decide to run with it. I explained how I came to the understanding last year that the concerns of the Cuban people over communism and our tax honesty concerns made us the same movement in my mind.
The 41 day Cuban Freedom Fast begins in Miami at the Cuban Martyr's Monument at the corner of 8th Street and 13th Avenue at 12 noon this Sunday and will last until 12 noon on May 20th. Then the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON resumes April 2 at 0700 at the Alabama State Capitol Building in Montgomery.
Thursday, February 05, 2004
Irwin will be doing interviews with me in Miami, concerning the relationship between the two tax systems and the 2nd Plank of The Communist Manifesto.
Feb. 4, 2004
6:34 pm ET
Subj: RE: Mahatma Gandhi Takes Interest In Gene Chapman
Date: 2/4/2004 10:38:27 PM Central Standard Time
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Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Cuban Freedom Fast: Starting Balance: $20.60. Deposits: $00.00. Expenditures: ($44.40) motel room, ($17.80) plus tip is ($21.00) Pizza, ($4.00) Phone Charges, ($3.50) Clothes Washing. Total Expenditures: ($72.90). Ending Balance: -($52.30).
I think this is El Paso, Texas area.
Robert Ingle/ Atlanta Project On Site Supervisor
A Highway in the Midwest
Port Arthur, TX
We would be happy if you could give link of our website www.gandhi-manibhavan.org in your website.
Herewith, we are sending you the brief description of our Museum and Website for your information.
URL of the website : http://www.gandhi-manibhavan.org
Description : Mani Bhavan is the place where Gandhi stayed from 1917 to 1934, whenever he was in Mumbai. It was from here that Gandhi initiated Civil Disobedience, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat Movements. The house is now converted into a Museum.
The website of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya provides extensive information on Gandhi and his views, the books read by Gandhi, Gandhi's original voice, his personal documents, anecdotes, ashram prayers, photographs etc.....
To reciprocate, we will give link of your website in our related website on Gandhi. Please inform us when you add our link.
Thank you in advance.
With warm regards,
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya
19 Laburnum Road, Gamdevi,
Mumbai - 400 007, India
Tel. No. +91-22-2380 5864 / 2380 8218
Fax No. +91-22-23806239
Kindly visit our most comprehensive and regularly updated website: www.gandhi-manibhavan.org and send us your comments and suggestions to make more user friendly.
Gene's reply: Thank you for your very kind invitation. I'll link it into my personal (central and most visited) web page now.
Pastor Gene Chapman
Tuesday, February 03, 2004
Cuban Freedom Fast: Starting Balance: $100.00. Deposits: $00.00. Expenditures: ($44.40) motel room, ($10.00) Cab Ride to motel from truck terminal, ($15.71) plus tip is ($20.00) Pizza. Total Expenditures: ($79.40). Ending Balance: $20.60.
Monday, February 02, 2004
Jose tells me that my fast will be most central to the Cuban community in Miami to have it at the Cuban Martyr's Monument at the corner of 8th Street and 13th Avenue. The other central location would be a cafe at the corner of SW 8th Street and 34th, 35th or 36th Avenue in Miami, Florida. Gene.
2) AOL informs me that I am only allowed to send out about 20 to 25 e-mails at a time, so my e-mail reports will be dying off, I guess. Gene Chapman.
Sunday, February 01, 2004
Date: 1/28/2004 7:30:32 AM Pacific Standard Time
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Need I say more?
America the Unfree by Paul Craig Roberts
by Paul Craig Roberts
The Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal's tenth annual Index of Economic Freedom pulls the wool over our eyes. The deception is unintentional and arises from a fatal flaw in the index.
The index delivers the comforting conclusion that the US is the 10th most free country, far ahead of 155th ranked North Korea. However, the index ignores the simple truth that people who do not own the product of their labor are not free. People subject to an income tax do not own the product of their labor.
Our Founding Fathers understood this. Indeed, historically the very definition of freedom has been self-ownership. Serfs and slaves are not free, because they do not own their labor.
Any American who thinks he owns his labor can test the proposition by refusing to pay his income tax. He will quickly discover that he is not a free person.
The Heritage index is ahistorical. It is blind to the enormous loss of freedom in the 20th century, especially in the US and the UK. It takes as its starting point the re-enserfment of populations and predicates a "freedom" index on unfree labor.
This extraordinary failing reduces a valuable study to a propaganda device.
Compare an American taxpayer's situation today with that of a 19th century American slave. Not all slaves worked on cotton plantations. Some with marketable skills were leased to businesses or released to labor markets, where they worked for money wages. Just like the wages of today's taxpayer, a portion of the slave's money wages was withheld. In those days the private owner, not the government, received the withheld portion of the slave's wages.
Slaves in that situation were as free as today's American taxpayer to choose their housing from the available stock, purchase their food and clothing, and entertain themselves.
In fact, they were freer than today's American taxpayer. By hard work and thrift, they could save enough to purchase their freedom.
No American today can purchase his freedom from the IRS.
Slaves could also run away. Today, Americans who run away are pursued to the far ends of the earth. Indeed, the IRS can assert its ownership rights for years after an American gives up his citizenship and becomes a citizen of a different country. The IRS need only claim that the former American gave up his citizenship for tax reasons.
I challenge Heritage and the Wall Street Journal to initiate a broader index of freedom, one that not only includes self-ownership, but also the Bill of Rights that defines our civil liberties and the 14th Amendment that insists on equality before the law.
Such an index would reveal that the US is a stunningly unfree country. The lowest federal tax rate in combination with the Social Security and Medicare tax confers serf status upon lower income groups. The top tax rate, federal and state, converts successful Americans into government's slaves.
The protective principles in law that ensure our civil liberties - no crime without intent, no bills of attainder, no retroactive law, the attorney-client privilege, no self-incrimination - have been eroded beyond recognition. Wars against the Mafia, drug dealers, child abusers, and terrorists - accused whose convictions are thought necessary at all costs - have eviscerated the Bill of Rights. Today not even multi-billionaires can fight off prosecutorial frame-ups.
Americans believe that they are free until they encounter the "justice" system, at which time they learn that they are as helpless as medieval serfs.
The "civil rights revolution" destroyed equality before the law. Today rights are race- and gender-based. We have resurrected the status-based rights of feudalism. The new privileges belong to "preferred minorities" rather than noble families.
Neoconservative delusion that America has a monopoly on virtue and the right to impose American values on the world prevents a realistic look at the deplorable state of freedom in America today. It is a paradox that a country that has abandoned freedom and re-enserfed its population sees itself as role model for the world.
January 28, 2004
Dr. Roberts is John M. Olin Fellow at the Institute for Political Economy, Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. He is a former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal and a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury. He is the co-author of The Tyranny of Good Intentions.
Copyright Â© 2004 Creators Syndicate
Cuban Freedom Fast: Deposits: $00.00. Balance: $100.00.
The opposition to a communist Cuba is only part of an opposition God has to despotism in all the earth, and we must be part of its extinction in America's IRS and Democtatic Party, Cuba's leadership, North Korea's leadership, China's leadership, etc., etc. Man must be free to worship God, be taxed by equitable standards and have the right to possess wealth.
And these rights must not be guaranteed by constitutions only but by the actions of human beings in nonviolent noncooperation against the despots of the earth. I contemplate the 120 women and girls murdered in Juarez, Mexico and the 11 bodies found there in a drug lord safe house this past week. I cannot help but contemplate a substantial fast for the Rule Of Love in that imprisoned city.
We must become a people of action and not words only, if the world is to survive. The master taught us, 'Occupy til I come.' And so let us occupy by Christ's word. Let us fast in Berkley, California against communism, in North Korea and China and Cuba for freedom from despotism, in Juarez for the rule of Love. Let us stand in the streets and love our neighbors as ourselves so that the light of God might shine in darkness and heal the wounds of ignorance and past injustices.