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A Hero Forgotten or Not?

(originally launched into cyberspace on 11/06/2008)

It can be depressing to constantly hear about those who have fallen
in battle against the various oppressors and defrauders who wear
the label of "government." That's why I don't like to constantly
beg on behalf of all the various people who have been robbed and/or
imprisoned for telling the truth. But I'm going to do it TWICE this
month, but only twice. This is the first one. (The second will come
in another week or two, to give you some time to recover from this

I assume most of you know at least something of Sherry Peel
Jackson, the courageous lady who went from being an IRS agent to
being one of the leading voices to end the federal "income tax"
fraud. For quite a while now she has been doing time as a political
prisoner, and has quite a while yet to do. Having been there
myself, I can tell you that one of the most frustrating things is
being unable to help the people on the outside who used to rely on
you. Among all the other stupid things prison does, forcing people
to be useless and poor is among the worst. It feels a little like,
"You stay in this cage for a while, and watch your family suffer,
and we'll make sure you can't do anything about it."

I suspect that's what Sherry is feeling about now. And now things
are getting tough for her family, who have to manage life without
her. I hate the word "need," since it is so over-used and misused,
so let me put it this way: They DESERVE our help.

Unfortunately, I can't afford to chip in. Fortunately, I'm going to
anyway, because I know darn well (and so do you) that what you can
"afford" depends almost entirely upon what really matters to you. I
suspect there is hardly anyone on this list who, if they really
tried, could not come up with $100 to spare. Of course, to some
that's pocket change, and to others it's a fortune. But if it was
up to YOU to keep a friend from losing his home, how much could you
come up with on short notice? A lot, I bet.

The bad news is, though Sherry's husband, Colin, has been doing
what he can on his own, the threat of them losing their home is
becoming very real. I don't know about you, but whatever it takes,
I will not let that happen. Again, I don't like to beg very often,
because it drags down peoples' spirits as well as their
pocketbooks. So I'm only going to send this message ONCE (but to
both of my e-mail lists). If you're going to help, do it NOW,
before you forget. The generosity of this list has always impressed
me when it came time to help someone in need. Despite the fact that
the economy ain't so hot, and a collectivist was just elected to
the White House, I hope you'll impress me again.

Figure out how much you can afford. Then double it, and send a
little bit more than that. Send checks, money orders, or cash if
you dare, to Sherry's husband, Colin, at the address below.

Colin Jackson
1560 Fieldgreen Overlook
Stone Mountain, GA 30088

Yesterday, and the day before, and the day before, and many days
before, Sherry was in prison. Today she still is, and will be
tomorrow, and the next day, and the next, for many days to come.
That is such a horrendous injustice I don't even like thinking
about it. But while she continues to be punished for telling the
truth, on behalf of ALL of us, let's see if we can at least provide
Sherry and her family with a little GOOD news. Again, do it now,
because I won't be asking again.

Larken Rose