(originally launched into cyberspace on 05/21/2008)
It's been a long time coming, but the complete story of my
adventures with the federal leviathan is now in book form. The book
is called "Kicking the Dragon (Confessions of a Tax Heretic)," and
almost all of was written while in prison. It tells the whole
absurd story, from the first time I ever heard of "Section 861,"
through my administrative meetings with the IRS, the letter-writing
campaigns, my inviting the feds to prosecute me, getting raided by
the IRS, and up through my trial, and much more. If you think you
know the whole story, you might know half of it. Even those who
have been following the tale since the beginning will learn things
they never knew before. (Incidentally, I've heard several bizarre
and highly inaccurate claims about what actually happened at my
trial. The book goes into great detail, with lots of direct quotes
from all sides, showing the truth--which is even more bizarre than
the false rumors.)
This is not some quickly thrown-together rant, but a thoroughly
documented factual account, allowing the federal extortionists to
be judged by their own words. I had lots of time on my hands
throughout 2006 (during my term as a political prisoner), and took
the opportunity to collect, review and organize a massive amount of
documentation (thousands of pages), from which I selected a wide
array of juicy tidbits and anecdotes illustrating just what "our"
government has become.
It doesn't really matter how much (if anything) you know about the
861 issue itself, or what your opinion is of my legal "argument."
The legal issue itself is not the focus of the book; the story
surrounding it is. (However, as a bonus, an updated version of my
"Taxable Income" report is included in its entirety as an appendix
in the book.) Anyone who reads the story, regardless of what he
thinks of me or my conclusions, will be hit by the inescapable fact
that there is something horribly wrong in the American system of
justice and due process.
The first thousand copies of the book are being printed right now.
The web site is already up and taking pre-orders. Once the books
are ready, which should be in about three weeks, the orders will be
filled in the order they were received. I'm telling this list about
the book before I advertise it anywhere else, to give you guys a
head start. So, to get in at the front of the line and reserve your
copy, go to:http://www.kickingthedragon.com
Or, if you prefer, you can send $22 ($18 for the book plus $4 for
shipping and handling) via check or money order (or cash, if you
P.O. Box 653
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
In the coming days, I'll be sending this list a few snippets from
the book, to give you a taste of just how bizarre the whole story
was. (For example, internal IRS memos obtained through the
"discovery" process prior to our trials openly admitted that the
Examination division of the IRS "does not want Tessa David & Larken
Rose to actually file tax returns." How's that for weird?) In fact,
if, after reading the entire book, you can honestly say "I already
knew all of that," or if you can say "Nothing about what the
government did seems fishy to me," I'll give you your money back.