Quest for Liberty

Friday, January 09, 2004

Larkin Rose was interviewed on the National Intel Report with John Stadtmiller today.
I archived it here.

Thursday, January 08, 2004

It appears that Dick Simkanin has been found guilty on 29 of the 32 counts of tax related charges.
On the positive side Judge McBryde committed enough appealable errors to ensure a retrial.
Doug Kenline showed the incredible power of the audioblog, instant reporting without carrying a computer with you, a new tool for keeping the world up to date.
I don't believe that there is any other type of case that imposes such restrictions upon the defense as tax related matters, but then again there is no other type of case where the government has such a strong interest in the outcome.
Think about it, in cases of murder, rape, robbery, drug trafficking, financial fraud, etc. the government has no stake in the outcome, but tax cases are a very special type of case, the type of case where justice is not only blindfolded but is hogtied.