Re: POLI: Encouraging Tax Evasion

Michael S. Lorrey (
Sat, 24 Jul 1999 01:21:01 -0400

Mighty Xerxes wrote:
> Michael Lorrey,
> I'm still waiting to hear back from you on this subject. You've been
> posting to other subjects on the list (including the "boundaries of
> appropriate skepticism/gullibility" topic that the Mars topic has turned
> into), so I imagine that you are not backlogged or taking a break from
> reading the list.
> Do you have a citation to support your assertion?
> Or shall I relegate it (based on the personal and admittedly judgmental
> filters I have developed over the years regarding tax freedom and tax
> protest arguments) to the category of "gullible hearsay"? If so, I won't
> be saying you're wrong -- just that (based on my experience with past tax
> freedom claims) I choose not to assign any significant probability to the
> likelihood that your claim is correct, until I am pointed to some
> verifiable evidence of its correctness.

On the contrary, I posted a lengthy analysis of the tax code long prior to your retort and how and why it is a voluntary system for most all Americans. Look in the list archives, I posted it about three months ago.

Mike Lorrey