I’m not gonna pay no stinking taxes!

Another “sovereign citizen”. This is just a reminder that there are all kinds. And there always will be those on the edges of society.

‘Sovereign citizen’ convicted of income tax fraud – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Register.

A southwestern Illinois man who insisted he wasn’t bound by U.S. tax laws faces up to two decades in federal prison after being convicted of falsely claiming hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax refunds.

A federal jury convicted 47-year-old Destry Marcotte of Belleville on Wednesday of four counts of filing false claims for federal tax refunds.

Live in America? You gots to pay for it, dude. Freeloader.

He fought the tax law and the law won | Doubtful News.

They can get pretty weird even beyond the tax thing.

Police: 'Sovereign citizens' planned to execute Las Vegas cops – CNN.com.

Tip: David Bloomberg

  6 comments for “I’m not gonna pay no stinking taxes!

  1. Chris Howard
    October 10, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Reality has a tendency to bite you in the ass.

    I have friends who believe all the “federal income tax is unconstitutional blah, blah, blah.” You can show them hard evidence until you’re blue in the face, but their minds are closed.

    The sad thing is that they have businesses, and families so when they end up getting audited it’s not just themselves that their dilusional beliefs effect.

  2. October 11, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Not a fan of tax cheats, myself, but as a (hopefully) skeptic, and rational thinker, one thing about Ms. Hill’s response strikes me as decidedly “un-skeptical”, or at least, not well thought out. It’s the “Freeloader” comment.

    Yes, he’s a fringe member of the U.S. society, but is he really a freeloader? If he has a job, or is contributing to the U.S. economy in other ways (buying goods and services, etc.), I would be hesitant to use that appellation. The danger in using it is that one could then turn around and just as unthinkingly call those on economic and social welfare programs freeloaders. While I don’t believe that those folks are freeloaders, Ms. Hill’s offhand remark almost begs for such careless rebuttal.

  3. Brian
    October 11, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    ‘Live in America? You gots to pay for it, dude. Freeloader’

    No different from the illegals freeloading……

  4. October 11, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    I disagree. We all benefit from a myriad of government activities – clean environment, emergency services, military, weather services, natural disaster preparation, oh my gosh, I could be here all day. These things don’t come for free. If you have a job, you are obligated to pay taxes. If life circumstances currently or permanently do not permit you to have a job, that is a completely difference scenario and not comparable.

    Regardless, this guy was breaking the law, attempting to skirt responsibility. Freeloader, irresponsible and disrespectful. Not to mention arrogant.

  5. October 12, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    If we move to a new country, that action requires us to pay whatever taxes that country demands from us. If we stay in the country into which we were, by chance, born there is no ‘moral’ responsibility to do so. However it would be unneighbourly and stupid to use that argument not to pay them.

  6. October 16, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    I’ve got a great interview with a Canadian lawyer that has been running into these “freemen on the land” types up here in Canada. He’s taken to helping advice communities how to deal with these nutters.


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