Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A letter to the IRS

I just submitted my 2013 federal income tax payment to the IRS. I decided since I had to pay this year, I would write the IRS a brief letter. Below is an image of that letter along with a transcript of what I wrote.

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Dear IRS,

Enclosed is my _____ payment for my 2013 taxes. Please ensure this money is spent to benefit and help America. Please do not spend any of this money on the illegal, immoral wars of aggression in the Middle East. Please do not spend any of this money bailing out crooked Wall Street banks and their criminal CEOs and other executives. Please do not spend this money on Israel, the United Nations or any other foreign government or international organization. I'd prefer my tax money to be spent on America and Americans - not criminals, parasites or other illegitimate, immoral enterprises.



  1. Good for you, J. Just saying you don't consent is all important. Apparently, the military considers silence in response to whatever it does as "informed consent."

    If you don't know what's going on you won't complain; hence, you give your consent. It's a Catch 22 situation or sophistry or circumlocution or what-have-you.

    Being well-informed and not consenting (when the situation arises) go hand in hand. Doing so is crucial.


  2. As a Personal Freedom Consultant, I would say that it is a huge, huge mistake for an individual to waste their time believing that it is possible to direct how the money taken from them under threat of prison for non-payment will, or "should" be spent, and to then get pissed off because the government does not spend their money in the imagined "right" way[s] of that particular individual.

    This mistaken idea is a direct extension of another mistaken idea - that the government "needs" to perform certain tasks [e.g. police, military, courts], and that therefor it should tax people to do only those things.

    The truth of the matter is that this idea is a fantasy [a fantasy encouraged by the government] - you simply cannot limit the government to performing the tasks you think it should do.

    'Truth is, if you get it to do what you want it to do, it will inevitably get to do what others want it to do [which will probably be entirely contrary to what you think it should do] - you simply cannot get what you want [ "yours"] without millions of others getting what they want ["theirs].

    Your money will be spent in any way the government wants to spend it which it believes will further its own agenda[s].

    IMO it is more productive for the individual to look for ways to reduce their overall tax burden, instead of getting upset about the fact that the government is inevitably spending an individuals money in ways that individual does not in any way approve of :-) .

    Regards, obf

  3. John Friend said :"Yea it was more of a joke than anything."

    Ok then.

    By the way, did you ever receive my email concerning debating Richard Hall, the 9/11 holographic plane- image guy Fetzer promotes, on your show?

    Regards, obf.

    1. Hey OBF, yup I received that email. Sorry man, I'm really not interested at the moment... maybe in the future? We should organize an epic Shack/OBF vs. Fetzer/Fox debate. That would probably be better. :)

  4. John Friend said: "We should organize an epic Shack/OBF vs. Fetzer/Fox debate. "

    OK, Yeah, that would be fun- I'm up for it- can't speak for anyone else though :-)

    Regards, obf.


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