May 17, 2008
"People should not be afraid of their governments,
governments should be afraid of their People"
Freedom Requires Bravery
WTP "V for Vendetta" Poster Now Available
In the 2006 futuristic movie "V for Vendetta," the
protagonist protester of the film, "V", begins his open
defiance of the tyrannical government by hijacking a
television studio and broadcasting his message of rebellion
declaring, "Truth is, there's something terribly wrong with
movie's final climactic scene, the masses, all wearing the
masked costume of famed English revolutionary Guy Fawkes,
assemble in a dystopian downtown London marching directly,
and non-violently, against the ultimately disorientated
forces of the government.
WTP Right-to-Petition DC protest, March, 2007
As part of
WTP’s Give Me Liberty conference of March 2007, and taking
strong cues from the political elements of the movie, a
large number of WTP supporters donned the identical "V"
costumes used in the movie, and assembled directly in front
of the White House holding large billboard-size banners,
proclaiming, “Dear Government, Obey the Constitution -- or
else…" and “No Answers, NO Taxes".
of the masks and costumes was to give expression (protected
by the First Amendment’s guarantee of Free Speech) to the
fact that America was becoming a Police State.
The participants stood in silent protest of the Government's
refusal to respond to the People's Petitions for Redress of
Grievances. The next day, the Washington Post published a
short story & photo, noting the First Amendment
issues behind the very unique protest.
Just two days later, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a
civil lawsuit against Bob Schulz and the WTP organization,
claiming their Petitions for Redress constituted an unlawful
"abusive tax shelter" in violation of “Section 6700 of the
Internal Revenue Code.” The Government sought to enjoin WTP
from distributing their Petition for Redress of Grievances
containing highly damaging legal research regarding the
(alleged) authority of the Government to impose mandatory
wage withholding upon ordinary American workers. The case is
still under appeal.
Click here to read what the editorial board of Bob Schulz’s
hometown newspaper (the Glens Falls Post Star) had to say in
editorial criticizing the U.S. District Court's
decision against WTP, implicating the larger First Amendment
issues at stake in the case.
Click for video: "V"s
rebellion broadcast from the movie (We strongly
recommend this movie!)
WTP's "V" confronts D.C.
Fundraiser Posters Now
As a fund raiser, we are now making available a
high-resolution, full-color poster marking WTP’s
historic “V” the DC protest event. Each poster is
professionally printed on 80# pound, high gloss
"16 x 20" posters are suitable for framing and are
shipped in a sturdy shipping tube.
here to make a donation
receive this historic poster.
Posters are $30 each, or (5) five for $100.
Please help support our organization.
Order your posters today.
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6700 lawsuit documents.
WTP "V" White House Protest
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