Re: Civil disobedience and legal actions to promote liberty

From: Zeb Haradon (
Date: Mon Jan 10 2000 - 22:56:48 MST

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From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, January 10, 2000 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: Civil disobedience and legal actions to promote liberty

>How about the Great Internet Tax Revolt?
>Start a site. When you get one million names registered, everyone on
>the list computes their taxes, but then sends in only a check, without
>the actual return. It would be a protest against overregulation. Next
>year, if you can get ten million names registered, everyone could
>compute what percentage of their income they sent in last year, and send
>it in again that year. Year after that, if you can get a hundred
>million names registered, everyone just sends in 15% of income.
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
>Typing in Dvorak Programming with Patterns Writing in
>Voting for Libertarians Heading for Singularity There Is A Better Way

How about filing false returns.. that is, file a return with a false name, a
false social security number, a false address, just completely make up all
the information, and don't send in a check with the return. Even better if
all the information on the return is barely legible. For each one of these
done, I bet they would really have to spend a lot of time trying to find the
non-existent person. As a bonus, you could put the check in a box, sealed in
a few layers of duct tape, which in turn is in another box sealed in a few
layers of duct time, which in turn is inside a third sealed box.. until you
can't find any more boxes in your home.

Zeb Haradon
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