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Happy National Perjury Day! (from Tessa)

(originally launched into cyberspace on 04/16/2007)

Dear Subscriber,

Today is the day when millions of Americans commit perjury. Most
of them do it by “cheating” on their tax returns, misrepresenting
facts in order to keep more of their hard-earned money, and then
signing, under penalty of perjury, that those facts are true. This
is ultimately good for the government because guilty people are
quiet and subservient, wanting nothing more than to go unnoticed.
If these guilty people include judges, lawyers, and jurors, then so
much the better; the corruption of the justice system only makes
the IRS more invincible.

Others, like me and Larken, commit perjury openly under direct
threat of imprisonment, swearing that our nontaxable income is
taxable. Filing correctly, according to the best of our knowledge
and belief, would land us in jail for a long time. How many
others, I wonder, are swearing that their nontaxable income is
taxable to avoid the trouble that we have experienced? From my
perspective, this does not seem like a bad choice. Why take the
high road when it’s so long, so expensive, so lonely, and in the
end you are betrayed by the very people you set out to save?

I believe there is a very important place for people who want to
avoid trouble, and that place is on juries. Cleverly disguised as
brainwashed sheep, educated people who know the meaning of the
words “reasonable doubt” can get onto juries and aquit people.
Because judges and prosecutors collaborate to misuse the federal
rules of evidence and keep all exculpatory evidence out of court, I
believe that a reasonable doubt exists in every single federal
case. In tax cases, there is also conflict of interest for the
judge and the lawyers on both sides.

Marcie Brooks, the heroine juror in the Whitey Harrell case who
appears the movie “America: Freedom to Fascism,” demonstrates the
power of one juror. I wish that she could have been there for me,
and I wish that I could be there for someone else. But because of
the path I’ve taken, I will never get onto a jury again. I urge
others to accept if they are called. And when you sign that tax
return that you know is a lie, think of yourself as an undercover
agent for freedom.

Tessa Rose