New Hampshire tax protesters arrested in their home finally begin their 5 year prison sentence for true patriotism: Refusing to surrender to non-existent income tax laws
by Larry Simons
October 6, 2007
I have never done a story on Ed and Elaine Brown (the New Hampshire husband and wife who were convicted of tax evasion in April for refusing to pay an un-Constitutional income tax) on my site for one reason only, because this was an ever-changing developing story that I believe everyone knew would eventually end with either the Browns’ capture or God forbid, their deaths. Thank God it ended with the former. Since their sentencing in April of this year, I thought of what I would say when this day came. It hasn’t been any easier thinking of what to say after 6 months.
All I can say is this. We can truly say that we don’t see real patriots like this too often. In the day and age we live in now, when people like Bill O’ Reilly purposely mislead his zombie viewers into thinking that patriotism is buying one of his stupid books or windbreakers or using vegetable oil for fuel, we can have comfort in knowing that there are people like the Brown’s that know the meaning of TRUE, REAL patriotism.
Patriotism. Standing alone and fighting something you know isn’t popular. Fighting something you know isn’t widely accepted. Being the lone voice of dissent in the midst of uninformed multitudes that have no clue they are being fooled and controlled by fascism and tyranny. Now they are being taken to a prison cell. To serve time for “breaking a law” that no one has provided documentation for. Even after telling law enforcement they would pay the money if someone just simply showed the law to them. Of course, no one will provide the documentation of the law, because it has to exist for it to be provided.
To the deceived millions who might applaud the arrest of the Browns capture, all I can think of to say are the poignant words of the great Mark Twain: “In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”
Ron Paul on the Browns: “Heroic”, “True Patriots”; compares them to Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr
Here is Ron Paul speaking on Ed and Elaine Brown in June 2007