Wednesday, March 21, 2007
LPPa Resolves to Support Art Farnsworth
On February 3rd, 2007 the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania issued this resolution in support of long-time Libertarian activist, frequent candidate and former LPPa Treasurer, Arthur Farnsworth.
In December 2006, Farnsworth was wrongly convicted of federal tax evasion. He is currently awaiting sentencing. The resolution was offered as a small token of support for a Pennsylvania patriot who dares to ask questions.
Whereas, government prosecutors have proclaimed in numerous cases that the federal income tax laws are too complex for citizens to comprehend, and
Whereas, government prosecutors have proclaimed in numerous cases that citizens must rely upon lawyers and CPA’s to interpret federal income tax laws for them, and
Whereas the current interpretation of the income laws are questioned by attorneys, C.P.A.’s, former I.R.S. agents, members of the tax honesty movement and other prominent citizens, and
Whereas representatives of the federal government have repeatedly refused to meet with representatives of the tax honesty movement to discuss the questions surrounding federal income tax laws, and
Whereas the government has refused to respond to the citizens redress of grievances regarding federal income tax laws, and
Whereas citizens are prosecuted and convicted without ever being informed of the specific sections of the federal income tax laws that apply to them, and
Whereas, federal judges mislead juries through sworn oaths into believing they must apply the law as professed by the judge, thereby denying juries their full rights based upon centuries of legal precedent to judge the law as well as the facts, and
Whereas, income taxes are intrusive and necessitate governments at all levels to violate the privacy of citizens, and
Whereas, government spending has resulted in oppressive taxation, and the further abuse of our citizens, and
Whereas, the income tax system is repugnant to the concepts of freedom and liberty upon which this nation was founded, and
Whereas Arthur Farnsworth has been convicted of tax evasion despite numerous notifications and correspondences requesting clarification of the income tax laws, and
Whereas, Arthur Farnsworth is a devout, civic minded and model citizen whose only apparent crime was to question the income tax laws, and
Whereas others have likewise been convicted of tax evasion for simply questioning the current interpretation and enforcement of income tax laws,
We, the members of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania, hereby resolve that the government should respond to all petitions for redress of grievances, meet with representatives of the income tax honesty movement, pardon Arthur Farnsworth and all of those who have been convicted of failing to comply with the federal income tax laws and forever abolish this abusive and oppressive system of taxation on incomes.
Those wishing to help offset Art’s substantial legal bills can send contributions to: Farnsworth Legal Fund, 706 Sunnyside Ave., Norristown, Pa. 19403. Contribute online at: www.helpart.org.
Art can be contacted through his website: www.artfarnsworth.org.