May 8, 2008
"Judge's order stifles a basic right"
Newspaper’s editorial board supports WTP
May 7, 2008, the editorial board at the Post Star
Glens Falls, New York published an editorial titled,
“Judge’s order stifles a basic right.” We have the editorial
posted on our home page alongside the Judge’s order that was
the target of the editorial.
The order of U.S. District Court Judge
McAvoy not only bans the
further distribution of WTP’s "instructive" forms
challenging the Government’s (alleged) authority to force
companies to withhold pay from worker’s paychecks, but
orders WTP to turn over to the Government the identities of
a small number of identifiable individuals who had
specifically requested that a copy of the educational
materials be mailed from WTP.
Beginning in 2003, virtually thousands of copies of the
withholding related Petition documents were shared with
unknown members of the public -- all for free -- via
distribution at public WTP meetings and anonymously over the
Internet via the WTP website.
WTP has mounted an aggressive legal defense to overturn the
Judge's order (which was issued contrary to well-established
law of civil procedure and without any adversarial
public hearing or trial). The appeal is currently
continuing at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
WTP remains free to disseminate its otherwise unchallenged
First Amendment protected educational and Petition
materials, including those seeking Redress regarding the
federal income tax fraud and the Iraq Resolution, Federal
Reserve System, U.S. Patriot Act, Illegal Immigration, North
American Union, Gun Control and Election Integrity.
The editorial support of the significant
First Amendment issues at stake came as a complete surprise
to WTP, not only because the newspaper directly spoke up
against the Judge’s order, but because it did so quite
Among its many warnings:
“[W]hen it comes to speaking about taxes, the government’s
first reaction is to stuff the Constitution in your mouth
and wrap your face with duct tape.”
In other words, the Government has acted as though there is
a tax exception to the Bill of Rights.
The Judge’s “obtrusive action is designed … to make others
think twice about even reading what [Schulz] has to say. The
last thing any taxpayer in this country wants is to get
themselves on the Internal Revenue’s Service’s radar, much
less on its bad side…What we have here is a government
that’s going too far to shut down a citizen’s right to
exercise his right to free speech. If they succeed in
…threatening anyone just for listening, then who do you
think they’ll go after next?”
In other words, there is a real danger if people abandon WTP
and its efforts to question and legally change the way
Government operates simply because they are afraid of the
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Significant News From WTP Coming This Weekend
We at WTP have been so busy with “The Plan”
for this summer’s activities, the National Clean Election
Lawsuit against the 50 states and the Government’s “6700”
case against our distribution of the information on
Withholding that we have not been able to post Updates to
keep you properly informed about the developments.
We will post a series of very significant updates over the
next few days. Please look for them and spread the news.
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