Don't Enlist

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 30 Jan 2005 13:00:00 GMT
# Susie Quinn at - Letter to a Grandson - don't enlist. [lew]

# Massad Ayoob at Backwoods Home Magazine - Firearms: tools of rural living - a pretty good outline of the protective, food-gathering, and sporting tools.

So, editor Dave Duffy and I got to talking about guns. We agreed that for some people they are sporting equipment like a Spaulding racquet or a Big Bertha golf club, and for others they are objets d'art like Patek-Phillipe wristwatches or Waterford crystal. For most of us, though, they are tools.

And, very definitely, power tools. Remote control drills, with the width and depth of the hole adjusted by the choice of bore size and ammunition. Tools of survival, in many ways.

Countless working ranchers have used guns to save their lives from stock animals gone rogue. The legendary Elmer Keith was an early 20th century cattleman when a bronc went wild, and Keith would have been dragged to death with his foot caught in the stirrup if he hadn't been able to unholster the single action Colt revolver he carried and fire upward, killing the animal and saving his life. On another day, a fast draw with his ranch revolver saved him from being bitten by a rattlesnake.

# Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership - One More Innocent American Entrapped by the Lying BATFE - the bat fuckers' entrapment failed to ruin the life of Danny Peterson, but they sure tried. [jpfo]

Second, the kind of tactics used against Danny Peterson (tactics that failed to destroy him, but that have ruined the lives of others) are police state tactics. With the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz just past, we should be extra aware of the danger of allowing any government agency to target any group for persecution. When the targeted group is gun owners, the danger is especially acute, as we demonstrated in the JPFO documentary Innocents Betrayed. Remember: to take power, tyrants must know that the people can't (or are too afraid to) shoot back at them. Is that the role the BATFE is playing for the coming, all- controlling U.S. mega-government? Judge for yourself -- but be aware and be wary.

# We the People - U.S. Court of Appeals Rules IRS Cannot Apply Force Against A Tax Payer Without A Court Order - The Infernal Revenue Service often sends a "summons" to people requesting that they appear or turn over property. This court ruling verifies that such a "summons" is only a request. Until they get a real court to back it, then may not enforce their summons. Of course, the real problem is that banks routinely honor such a "summons" and send your money to the bastards, but this is still good news.

Queensbury, NY -- On January 25, 2005, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that taxpayers cannot be compelled by the IRS to turn over personal and private property to the IRS, absent a federal court order.

Quoting from the decision (Schulz v. IRS, Case No. 04-0196-cv),

"...absent an effort to seek enforcement through a federal court, IRS summonses apply no force to taxpayers, and no consequence whatever can befall a taxpayer who refuses, ignores, or otherwise does not comply with an IRS summons until that summons is backed by a federal court order...[a taxpayer] cannot be held in contempt, arrested, detained, or otherwise punished for refusing to comply with the original IRS summons, no matter the taxpayer's reasons, or lack of reasons for so complying."
Without declaring those provisions of the Code unconstitutional on their face, the court, in effect, nullified key enforcement provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, stripping the IRS of much of its power to compel compliance with its administrative demands for personal and private property. The court characterized IRS summonses issued under Section 7602 as mere "requests."

The court went on to say that the federal courts are there to protect taxpayers from an "overreaching" IRS, and that the IRS must go through the federal courts before force can be applied on anyone by the IRS to turn over personal and private property to the IRS.

# Harry Browne at - Why I Am Obsessed With War - taking Bushnev to task for killing and enslaving hundred of thousands. [lew]

George Bush was reinaugurated in Washington last week. Fittingly, the inauguration parade route was lined the entire way with armed guards -- so many armed guards that they had to stand shoulder-to-shoulder. As with the rest of America, Washington, D.C. was in a state of siege.

The militant air of the entire affair was very much like a parade in the old Soviet Union or even in Nazi Germany.

And in his speech, George Bush proclaimed his desire for world domination -- to have the power and the right to decide who is good and who is bad, who shall live and who shall die, what form of government will exist in each nation.

He made it clear that if he has a use for your government, you will keep it -- no matter how oppressive.

But if your government doesn't suit him, if it declares its independence from the United States, we will "liberate" your country and impose what we call "democracy" on it -- no matter how advanced your civilization, no matter how much or how little your people may approve of your current form of government.

Of course, by "we" he meant George Bush.

# Boge Quinn at Gunblast - SHOT Show 2005 - Day 1 - lots of captioned photos from Las Vegas of this year's new gun products. Day 2 is also available. Look for day 3 here tomorrow.

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