By Larkin Rose and Sherry Jackson
Determined to crush dissent and squelch open discussion at all costs, the federal government is once again seeking to punish a "tax heretic"--someone with the gall to suggest that the federal Income tax is not what it seems. This time they are going after Sherry Peel Jackson, having charged her with several counts of misdemeanor "willful failure to file" (the same thing they falsely accused me of).
A while back they did the same Gestapo stunt to her that they did to me, with armed fascists invading her home. Nothing like a bunch of unthinking jackboots stealing materials that constitute perfectly legal speech, protected (supposedly) by the First Amendment, to show just how much "our" government values open public discourse and the free exchange of ideas.
I never thought I'd see a more bogus "affidavit of probable cause" than the one the IRS used in my case, but now I have. The "APC" in Sherry's case is nothing but a list of how Sherry has SPOKEN HER MIND, in different places and through different mediums (talks, videos, etc.). How dare she?! Burn her!
The reason the feds really hate Sherry, and want her silenced and destroyed at all costs (this has nothing to do with "law enforcement," and everything to do with crushing dissent) is not just that she is very vocal about her beliefs, but that she used to be one of them. To have a former IRS Revenue Agent publicly saying that the IRS is defrauding people is something the control freaks in DC will not tolerate.
As stupid as American juries can be, the feds are going to have a tough time with this one. Sherry being black, female, and a former IRS agent really messes up the "tax protestor" stereotype the feds love to use. I'm sure they will still do everything they can to demonize her, but she is very well-spoken, and has been very consistent and honest throughout. (Maybe they'll dress her up as a witch, like in the Monty Python skit.)
The feds got a serious black eye when their attempt to destroy another former fed--Joseph Banister --failed, with "not guilty" verdicts on all counts. Personally, I think in some ways Sherry is an even tougher target than Joe. But the fact that Sherry has to go through this at all, just for having the decency to speak out against what she sees as a huge injustice, is an abomination, and shows the true nature of the American tyrants, and the thugs who work for them (under the ridiculous label of "Justice Department").
So the question is, shall we abandon Sherry to the wolves, and quietly watch from a safe distance to see how she does? Um, no thanks. I would of course encourage you to send Sherry whatever financial support you can, if nothing else to deprive the federal fascists of the additional pleasure of financially penalizing her for speaking out (which would harm her even if she is acquitted). But I would also encourage you to support her with your EYES, by keeping a close eye on what the feds are trying to do to her, and how.
Below is Sherry's message, which speaks for itself, so I'll shut up now.
(P.S. If you want to support Sherry via PayPal, you can send funds
Jun 7, 2007, 11:13 PM
On Friday, April 13th (the last possible day that it could be done
To include the year 2000) the government filed criminal charges
against me. The charge is from Section 7203 and it is willful failure to file. There are four counts 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.
This was not in Indictment, it was an Information. I have been told that an Indictment is for felonies and an Information is for misdemeanors. Because they filed the charges they finally had to unseal the affidavit of probable cause that the agent swore to the judge to get permission to invade my home. This affidavit is just a listing of all of the places that I have spoken out and asked the government to show the law. It does not state any criminal acts on my part, but it does state that they had my family under surveillance, they went through our garbage and they retrieved our mail. They also went to my church and demanded the records of all my tithes and offerings for those four years. Who is the criminal?
Anyway, the affidavit claims
conspiracy, and three other violations. However, after all was said and done
they came up with willful failure to file. Those of you that know the law know
that we have an excellent chance to win this case. Without getting into any
details of our strategy, I have retained Larry Becraft (that handled Vernie
Kuglin’s case) and a local attorney to help me. We will work to obtain the same
outcome as Vernie
I will need help paying legal fees. I have already taken out a Signature loan, but I have no equity in my home and can’t refinance for any funds. If you would like to help us obtain a victory it would be kind of you to donate towards a victory. I am working to get all of my Breaking The Invisible Shackles DVD’s back, (they stole about 800 of them) and those that send at least $100 will receive an autographed one if and when I get them back.
If you plan to help out please write the check or money order to Sherry Jackson and send it to 1560 Fieldgreen Overlook, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30088. I do not have a legal defense fund set up but hopefully you trust that these funds will go straight to pay the attorneys (which they want to be paid up front). Our goal is 40,000 which will include the remainder of the attorney fees and the known expenses like travel and hotel.
I will still continue to run my business and use those funds to pay my house hold expenses, so please pray that clients won’t run from me now because of these charges.
I pray that you are with me at least
in prayer that we prevail and that our country gets back to the country that it
was meant to be. I think a victory is needed and will help
Sherry Peel Jackson
"Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it political? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular - but one must take it simply because it is right." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other." Harriet Tubmanhttp://sherry.quest4u.cc