October 4, 2007
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A couple convicted of tax evasion were arrested peacefully at their Plainfield home Thursday night after holing up at … all » the fortress-like compound for months, the U.S. Marshals Service said.Ed and Elaine Brown were convicted on federal tax charges in January and refused to turn themselves in to authorities when they were sentenced in April to five years and three months in prison.It was not immediately clear how they were taken into custody.
We have just seen the news that Ed and Elaine Brown have been taken into custody by the US Marshalsd Service.
The mainstream media continue to portray the Brown’s as a dodgy couple who were trying all manner of things to avoid paying personal Federal Income Tax. In reality, if we understand the situation correctly, the Browns have been willing to settle any tax liability if they were shown the law and statute that requires them to file a personal Federal Income Tax return and pay any subsequent liability.
The New Hampshire Union Leader also runs an article describing the arrests but is mysteriously short on details when it comes to describing the manner of the operation used to effect the arrests. They do quote US Marshal Stephe Monier as saying:-
“We had no indication that the Browns intended to voluntarily surrender, so we had to move forward with an operation that promised the safest possible outcome. That day was today”
So once again, the question “Show me the law?” remains unanswered and two US citizens are temporarily silenced through the use of force.
Yet former IRS Special Agent Joe Banister was so concerned the law he was enforcing was both illegal and unconstitutional he spent two years of his own time investigating the legitmacy of the personal Federal Income Tax.
So once again the demand must not be repeated of the IRS. Show us the law?