(Slave Freedom Movement)

Friday, March 19, 2004

Well, I'm off line until I get to Robert Ingle's home in Atlanta. Gene.

Gene Chapman and Rick Stanley agree to form "Christian AntiCommunist Party" to influence political direction of the nation on gun control policy, tax policy, Federal Reserve Policy and Freedom for all.

Gene Chapman

Imagine Uncle Sam's Mitts Off Your Paycheck
Published: Mar 14, 2004

P ALM HARBOR - Imagine a day when the only deductions listed on your pay stub are those for which you volunteered. Family dental. Family optical. Credit union. Pension.
Imagine a day when no one gets first dibs on your earnings. No federal withholding. No Social Security. No Medicare. Imagine a day when your paycheck is your paycheck.

Dare to dream, right? But, who, among those who could make it happen, would go for a concept like that? Nobody, is what you're guessing.

Guess again.

At last count, 45 members of the U.S. House of Representatives had signed onto legislation known, briefly, as ``The Fair Tax Act,'' and more precisely as a national sales tax.

Do not swoon. Maybe we did just get through a big fight over increasing the sales tax in Pasco County, and maybe almost half the voters are dissatisfied with the result. But sit down to an Atkins- appropriate weekday lunch with Tom Wright, executive director of Americans For Fair Taxation, and you will come away sensing this tax-whose-time-has-come is the one sales tax bandwagon big enough for both Buntings, plus Ray Gadd and Allen Altman.

Prices Come Tumbling Down

To begin, the current version of a national sales tax is not a new, half-formed thought. After 14 years of punching, shaping, molding and dragging it in front of university economists from Harvard, MIT, Rice and Stanford, the Fair Tax folks have developed a plan that not only answers virtually every serious question, it has been reduced to language suitable for presenting to federal lawmakers.

What would be taxed? The end users of every service or new product. Used products (vehicles, houses, jewelry, boats, appliances, etc.) would not. ``The feds get one bite of the apple,'' Wright says.

What would the rate be? Probably 23 percent to start, with the idea of being revenue neutral.

Twenty-three percent sounds like a lot to add to the cost of everything. Yes, say the Fair Tax folks, except that things cost what they do now because there is a 20- to-30 percent margin built in to cover costs associated with Internal Revenue Service compliance. Once those were removed, market forces would bring down prices accordingly.

Balance Trade Balance

Sounds regressive, though. What about the working poor and those on fixed incomes? They thought of that: Everybody - ev- ree-bo-dee - with a Social Security number would get a check from Washington at the beginning of each month based on a calculation involving the poverty line and the current sales tax rate. If poverty for a family of four was set at $24,000, and the tax rate was 23 percent, the head of each family of four, regardless of income, would receive $460 ($2,000 multiplied by 23 percent) each first of the month.

And because American products would cost far less to produce (no more onerous IRS calculations), our balance of trade would slide closer to, well, balance. Thus unencumbered, Wright says, Florida citrus growers could go toe-to- toe with their Brazilian counterparts.

What would happen to the American economy can be described in a single word, Wright says: breathtaking.

Consider, also, who would pay into the system who don't now. Illegal aliens. Foreign visitors. Black marketeers. As each spends, each would support federal projects, Social Security and Medicare.

What will it take to make it happen? Critical mass in both houses, Wright says. He's aiming for 100 House members by July 4.

To that end, he was encouraged by the town-hall meetings Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Brooksville) held in the fall on the fair and flat taxes. Although the congresswoman hasn't committed to one or the other yet, she is on the record in favor of doing away with the current system.

Says Wright, ``Ginny isssssss ... '' stubborn? ... ``careful.'' But? ``We'll get her.''

In fact, before it's over, Wright believes the Fair Tax argument will snare all but the most radical lefties on Capitol Hill. ``Some people you just can't talk to,'' he says.

The rest know a winning issue when they hear one. Saxby Chambliss ran on it in 2002 and deposed popular U.S. Sen. Max Cleland. Tuesday's Texas Republican congressional primary was overrun by Fair Tax candidates, and most did exceedingly well. In South Dakota, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle faces a tough challenge from Republican John Thune, a reliable Fair Tax ally who enjoys support from the state Farm Bureau.

The best argument: Adoption of a national sales tax, with pay-back provisions, would end forever the class warfare that sullies every election season.

Certainly, there will be resistance in Congress, ranging from those who simply dislike change to those who won't want to sacrifice the power that comes from noodling with the tax code.

But most of all, Congress harks to the requirements of their constituents. The more voting Americans learn about the Fair Tax, the more they're going to demand that their dreams come true.

Columnist Tom Jackson can be reached at (813) 948-4219.

Another Letter From Dick Simkanin

10MAR04 A.D.

Dearest Bro Gene,

Thank you so much for your continued prayers on my behalf. Your intercessory prayers mean so much as our Lord, Jesus Christ continues to provide comfort and strength to me. Even though I do get depressed from time to time the Lord comforts me through people just like you when I need it.

The IRS just paid me a visit here in prison and put a $1.2 million dollar lien on me. After the IRS destroyed my business and the lawyers took all my money where do they think I'm going to get a million dollars to pay them, sweeping floors in a federal prison? Not to worry, God is still in control and through faith, the Lord is not done with me yet. Praise God, Praise God, Praise God. To Him all power and glory.

Now Gene, you don't have to get yourself arrested on my behalf. I'm not going to tell you to go ahead or not, because if they Lord is convicting you to do something, I certainly do not want to get in the way. Just make sure it's direction from the Lord.

I also received a copy of my PSR, Pre-Sentencing Report, you'd think I was in the same league as Capone, or Dillinger, you know, a real criminal. I did real bad things refusing to be a non-paid tax collector, not filing a 1040 form, and asking for a refund.

They also listed the heinous crime of driving without a license. According to federal law a driver's license is required in the pursuit of Commercial activity on the highway, not for private Automobiles, again only for commercial vehicles.

I fell in love with the Lord, and now the world hates me. Think about it, I'm supposed to owe the Feds over million FRN's and here they are taking care of me, spending $25,000 a year to take care of me!

Sure will be interesting to see how all this plays out.

As time goes on, I may actually have it better here in prison then a whole lot of people will have outside these walls.

The Proclamation on my web site quoted Heb 10:26-31, this is a promise from the Lord. Let us watch and see, Praise Jesus.

God bless you my friend,

Richard Simkanin
Political Prisoner
Christian Soldier

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Another ordained minister agreed that my definitions on the cup and the cards is correct tonight at dinner. Gene.

Christian AntiCommunist Party! Man, it feels good to say those words! Gene.

Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.
- Herbert Hoover

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
- Albert Einstein

The first wave of coffee cups should reach their targets on Friday. Gene.

Dick Crockett came over last evening to the Goodyear home. He wants me to come back to South Florida to speak to some churches and political groups he is associated with in the next few months.

Today, he plans to come over and talk some more. Gene.

I can't get on Quatloos; they don't let real thinkers on their site, I gather. If I could get any Quatloos person on a strand for say 50 exchanges of logical pointed dialogue, I'd hog tie them and watch the world laugh at them. Doug's blog roll just moves so fast that by the time I've trapped a Phil or Mithra in their own logic, nobody goes back that far to examine the material. Then the Q's get off the hook. Gene.

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

The Atkins Diet seems to be working, now a month in. I've not lost any weight, but my blood pressure is down over the last 36 hours in a row below 140/90 each time. Under water welding, here I come. Weight is not really my concern anyway. Gene.

I guess I'm gonna have to claim the victory on the exchange with the quatloos people over at Doug's blog, as the cat seems to have gotten their tongue. The exchange is recorded here below:

Conclusion: The taxation of labor (ie. income tax) is slavery, according to I Timothy 1:10 and I Corinthians 7:23. Further, slavery is immoral and a violation of the 13th Amendment. Gene.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

I've had some good exchanges with the opposition today over at Doug's comments section on his blog. Gene.

Original definiton: "Enslaver" (I Timothy 1:10): (Greek word: andrapodistes) One who unjustly brings a free man down to slavery; 'thus, under the judgment of the Moral law of God' (based on verse 9).

My definition: "Enslaver" (I Timothy 1:10): (Greek word: andrapodistes) One who imposes a labor tax (ie. income tax) upon a free person; thus, under the judgment of the Moral Law of God.

A "tax" is a "burder." With the definition added that Phil offered us, you see my thinking is right on.

gene chapman | Email | Homepage | 03.16.04 - 3:50 pm | #


"tax is a "burden," I meant to say.

gene chapman | Email | Homepage | 03.16.04 - 3:51 pm | #


"One who imposes a labor burden upon a free person."

"One who unjustly brings a free man down to slavery."

Tell me the difference in these two above statements. Then we'll move on to the next point.

gene chapman | Email | Homepage | 03.16.04 - 3:54 pm | #


You left out the "involuntary" part before you looked up servitude.

But just more intellectual dishonesty on your part.
Ghost of Phil Marsh | Email | Homepage | 03.16.04 - 4:00 pm | #


You left out the "involuntary" part before you looked up servitude.

Glad you brought that up, Phil.

"servants" (I Corinthians 7:23): (Greek word: doulos) a slave (literaly, figuratively, involuntarily or volutarily; frequently therefore in a qualified sense of sujection or subserviency):--bond (-man), servant.

"Ye are bought with a price, be not ye the [slaves] of men" (I Corinthians 7:23). (not literaly, not figuritively, not involuntarily, not voluntarily). Not with green eggs and ham; not with Spam on a dam; not in a hat; not in a boat, not on a float; not with a fox; not in a box; be not ye the [slaves] of men.

gene chapman | Email | Homepage | 03.16.04 - 4:54 pm | #


I know it's your definition, Gene, that's the whole point. You keep making it up and keep saying it over and over but it doesn't change the simple fact that it is your made-up definition.

Gene, it's a cheap trick to imply that I am comparing murder and Simkanin's illegal acts. I know you must resort to it, though, because you have no answer for the extension of your own "logic" that I posted.

Which country are you going to pick when the silver bullet turns out to be a blank?
Mithra | 03.16.04 - 6:32 pm | #


Mithra, to your suprise, my last definition is right out of the lexicon, word for word. How does it feel to have your ears pinned to the wall?

You made to comparison between Dick Simkanin and Ted Bundy, not me. I just continued your thought trend.

Call Mark Everson and ask 'Masser' what country he'd like me to go.

gene chapman | Email | Homepage | 03.16.04 - 7:41 pm | #


Saying "forced servitude" appears to be redundent, based on the definition. Servitude by itself is slavery, accord in to Webster. Gene.

Interesting exchange on Doug's blog today. Gene:

"Slavery" is the "theft" of labor.

Only by your interpretation, flawed though it is.

"Slavery" is forced servitude. As I have repeatedly pointed out, and you have consistently ignored, NOBODY *forces* you to work (if you want to live in poverty that's your own business), and in fact NOBODY even *forces* you to hang around here.

That's among the reasons why your "slavery" argument is so totally ridiculous, in addition to the obvious hyperbole.

Also included is that fact that a small percentage of a person's wages to go income taxes. The highest bracket (which probably no tax protestor is even in) is less than 40%, and anybody with half-a-brain (which probably also excludes most tax protestors) can take advantage of deductions and deferred compensation planning to lower than even less.

Certainly, those who pay the most haven't claimed that taxation is slavery. Face it: Tax protesting is a deadbeat's excuse, not a reason.
Ghost of Phil Marsh | Email | Homepage | 03.16.04 - 12:41 pm | #


"Slavery" is forced servitude, Phil tells us.

Webster's 9th New Collegiate Dictionary. servitude: slavery, fr. slave. 1) a condition in which one lacks liberty esp. to determine one's course of action or way of life. 2) a right by which something (as a piece of land) owned by one person is subject to a specified use or enjoyment by another.

So I can be a "slave" as long as I 'lack the liberty to determine a course of action or way of life'? Wow, Phil, you walked into that one.

gene chapman | Email | Homepage | 03.16.04 - 1:41 pm | #


Wow Phil, I can own land that is used for other purposes than what I'd intended and that too is slavery/ servitude?

You're helping use build the agruement not only against the income tax but also real estate taxes too. God job, Phil!

gene chapman | Email | Homepage | 03.16.04 - 1:49 pm | #


Phil, Let's say my names is Dick Simkanin and I don't want to withhold wages taxes from my employees for whatever reason. So when they put me in prison for 129 years, I can be a "slave" as long as I 'lack the liberty to determine a course of action or way of life'?

gene chapman | Email | Homepage | 03.16.04 - 1:51 pm | #


I just found out our problem in the Slave Freedom Movement. The PBS special I was just watching said that slaves in America's colonial period were diagnosed with a mental illness called: drapidamania (sp?) -- the obsession to seek freedom. Gene.

Monday, March 15, 2004 now carries The Road to Serfdom, by F. A. Hayek. Gene.

I've made a link to for future exhaustive examination of the term that will end the income tax's credibility in the Christian world. Gene.

I'm to switch in Lake Cities, Fl. this Saturday to get to Atlanta, per the current plans. David and Robert are in e-mail contact. I hope Doug Kenline gets to come along for the ride. Gene.

I see another congressional office is visiting us today:

I expect the first wave of coffee cups to reach their mark on Friday, just 4 days away now. Gene

Bill likes the idea of sponsoring an already running race car. We'll see what we can find. Gene.

Gene's reply:

Hi Bill,

From your e-mail, I can't tell if you really want in on the race car or if you are just telling me not to do it. ;-) I think together that $3,000 a year is pretty cheap for the coverage and the community it would build within the tax honesty movement. It would give race car buffs a reason to check up on weekly stats all over the world on the internet and offer a gathering place for the movement each week.

If you want in on making the race car happen, I find that Doug Kenline is willing to drive. He was pretty fast when he drove me to Birminham from Atlanta last fall, and I think it would be a good outlet for his led foot and fun personality. We do need tryouts, I guess.

Your thoughts?



I want in Gene, here's my two cents worth:
I know a guy who used to spend $ 3000.00 every year on his dirt track race car and almost never won! He never got coverage but did get a lot of ribbing from friends who knew how much money he dumped in his car! Race cars of any kind are high maintenance hobbies, and like most any endeavor, only the best of the best make their hobby pay.


Sunday, March 14, 2004

David Goodyear having fun with his new sign.

As a boy, I knew a dirt track race car driver. He didn't have a great budget but won all the time and got a good deal of coverage from his car logos. I think we should evaluate buying a race car for dirt tracks and see what we can do to promote the Tax Honesty Movement. I'm thinking about $3,000 would get us on a dirt track. Gene. Any thoughts?

The function of every Christian minister is to make an accurate application in present day of material that is thousands of years old. As I examine the definition I presented on "enslaver" (I Timothy 1:10), I am more and more convinced that I'm right on target in applications I've made to the IRS and the income tax.

"Enslaver" (I Timothy 1:10): (Greek word: andrapodistes) One who imposes a labor tax (ie. income tax) upon a free person; thus, under the judgement of the Moral Law of God.

I am happy to concede that Paul the Apostle was not sitting down to write a letter to Timothy with the IRS on his mind. But he was addressing a type of person who imposes a taxing of the labor of a free person. This taxing can be done with a whip and the point of spear or with a pen and the point of a gun. Further, Paul was addressing a type of person who numbers human beings like cattle, as he imposes his slavery (sound familiar?). We can do endless adjustments to definitions for particular circumstances and applications, but, as I've said, I am right on target in the applications I've made with the IRS and the income tax. I see no further need to hone my definition of andrapodistes.

We are now looking into making t-shirts also to give out as we have supply with these profound definitions on them. If you would like to give to the Silver Bullet Project, just send it on in. We'll use every dime to throw off the income tax's moral credibility in the minds of the American people. Gene.