Monday, May 12, 2003
Thought you might be interested in hearing from Larken Rose. His message is of great interest to me and you, but it is a unbelievable message to the IRS 'armed agents that felt they had to raid Larken Rose's home. Why? I wonder if there is any way we can get these people and their bosses to explain just what they were trying to accomplish. Thanks. LARKEN ROSE.
Bob Graham Sr.
Well, that was interesting. Last Tuesday (May 6th, 2003) I spent eight
hours sitting on my living room couch while a dozen or so armed IRS agents
rummaged around my house, stole most of my computers and all of my financial
records. (I've since gotten some of my stuff back.) They also stole three
boxes of "Theft By Deception" videos, and since then told me they don't
intend to give them back. I wasn't charge with anything, nor were they
seizing property to cover any alleged tax liability.
The search warrant was requested by a CID agent, Donald Pearlman, who swore
to having "probable cause" to believe that they would find evidence related
to certain crimes. After looking up the statutes mentioned (the ones they
think I violated), I have concluded that the feds have lost their freaking
marbles. The accusations fall into three categories:
1) I didn't file a tax return that I believed I was required to file (26 USC
§ 7203), I didn't pay a tax I believed I owed (26 USC § 7201), and I filed
claims that I knew to be incorrect (26 USC § 7206(1) and 18 USC § 287),
which must have meant my three claims for refund.
2) I used violence or the threat of bodily harm to try to stop federal
employees from administering the tax laws (26 USC § 7212(a)).
3) I conspired to defraud the United States (18 USC § 371). (I'm not sure
what the heck they base that one on.)
So exactly what "evidence" did they need a search warrant to get, to
demonstrate the alleged crimes? I've been TELLING them for five years that
I receive significant income, but that I don't file and don't pay, and
explaining WHY that is the case. John Ashcroft has a signed affidavit from
me saying the same things. The IRS also has 1099s for all the income we
receive from our transcription business, and correspondence with the IRS
shows that they are well aware of our income, which we have never tried to
hide. So obviously they didn't need to invade my home to prove that I have
income, or to prove that I don't pay or file.
For the next "suspected" crime, where I supposedly used violence or threat
of bodily harm to stop the feds from administering the tax laws, if you
responded with "HUH?!?," join the crowd. While the feds were rummaging
through my stuff, a little chat I had with the head extortionist shed some
light on this bizarre accusation: apparently they considered it a THREAT for
me to send free videos to IRS agents, and to make it public who I had sent
them to. Here is the cover letter that went with most of the videos:
Dear Mr. _________,
The enclosed copy of the video "Theft By Deception" is being sent to you
personally as a gift. The video uses the law itself to show that, although
the federal income tax is entirely valid and constitutional, the scope of
the tax has been grossly misrepresented to the American people, including
you. Please see the enclosed letter from a former prosecutor for the U.S.
Justice Department if you find this hard to believe.
This letter is not to accuse you of intentionally breaking the law; it is to
show you how you have been used in this monumental financial fraud.
However, as of today you can no longer claim that you personally were
ignorant of the truth on this issue. Your name is being publicly posted at
www.theft-by-deception.com to establish on the public record that you have
been supplied with this information. Do the right thing.
Does that look like a THREAT OF BODILY HARM to you?!?! These guys have some
serious screws loose. (Talk about paranoid.) Did they need a search
warrant to find what we already SENT them? Obviously not. The "fraudulent
claim" can only mean my claims for refund (1040X) for 1994, 1995 and 1996,
which of course they already have copies of. So what "evidence" did they
actually need? NONE.
There is ONE reason they raided my home, and it had NOTHING to do with any
"evidence" or any suspicion of a crime. They did it to intimidate and
harass me with the hopes of SILENCING me. They all but asked "what do we
have to do to shut you up?" No, they didn't use those exact words, but they
might as well have. I told them, in no uncertain terms, that NOTHING will
shut me up. Ever. That I will continue to tell the truth, and it will
continue to spread, and the fraud will fall, and the IRS will be out of
The question now is, who will this terrorist stunt by the IRS work on, and
who will it only anger? I'm not going to stop telling the truth. I told
them that, while they were being big, tough (inferiority-complex) cowboys in
my living room. I expected some ridiculously tyrannical attempts on their
part as their grip fails, and this doesn't surprise me much (though it's
There is something I have been tempted to say for a while, but resisted. In
my still somewhat agitated state, I think I will say it, because I think I
should, even if some people don't like it. If you don't want to do what I
did, I don't blame you. If starting your day by having jack-booted thugs
barge into your house is not your thing, that's understandable. If you
choose to file returns and pay money that you KNOW you don't owe, for fear
of the nasty repercussions of OBEYING the law (how sad a statement is that
about the country?), even then I sympathize.
But if you know the truth, but choose not to speak it now--while you
can--then you are giving your BLESSING to this abomination. You don't have
to yell it from a rooftop, or go "mooning" IRS offices (William Wallace
style), but if you know the truth but will not speak it, even if only
quietly to friends or family, then what freedom we still have is wasted on
If all 2600 of you were in my living room Tuesday morning, it would have
been an interesting thing to watch (and not just because it would be really,
really crowded). There were a few spectators outside, and even that made
the IRS very uneasy. (The IRS agents took to preaching at and threatening
the people who were calmly standing across the street watching.) A dozen
armed IRS agents, worried by five or six unarmed, calm spectators. Hmmm.
Defense lawyers will suggest that what I should do now is shut up, lay low,
and be very cautious what I say as I wait to see if an indictment shows up
against me. If my goal was my own personal defense, that would be very good
advice. But my goal is defending YOU, the 2600 of you reading this and the
280,000,000 others who have no idea that this is even happening. I won't
shut up. Ever.
I know that this Gestapo trick du jour will scare some of you. I also know
it will make many of you even MORE angry and determined to end this. (I
wish this country was populated entirely by the second category, but I know
Anyway, I'll give you more info soon, but I thought I should quick get at
least this message out to you, now that I have access to the list again (for
the first time since Monday morning). It was a nice stunt, but it won't do
them a bit of good.
(P.S. While picking up some of my stuff in Philadelphia this morning, one of
the thieves asked me if I had a million dollars buried in my back yard, or a
mattress or something. They just can't handle the fact that everything I do
has been open and honest. Now that they stole my financial stuff, they KNOW
there is nothing suspicious or hidden there, so they're just making stuff
up. This was an unreasonable search and seizure if ever there was one, and
I don't intend to forgive and forget.)