I’m a disabled WWII veteran with a story to tell. When I was 17, I volunteered for aviation cadet training. I was enticed by signs with a picture of a P-40 flying into the wild blue yonder. I took a long written test, underwent physical and mental examination, and produced three letters of recommendation from non-family members. I was accepted and handed a pin that said I was an air cadet. The minute I was 18, I was inducted.
I was told no more air cadets were needed at the moment. That wasn’t the deal. I was told that I’d be sent to college for five months to study navigation and math and then sent to an airfield for basic training. Should I wash out, I’d be made an aircraft mechanic or gunner. I was sent to England and reassigned an officer’s servant, to make officers’ beds and clean their toilets. I trashed the officers’ quarters. My commanding officer ordered me transferred to the infantry and sent to the front. No American combat boots with Neoprene soles were available. I was issued a pair of British combat boots with hobnails. The Germans were hobnail boots. On my first night at the front my own troops fired at me. They handed me a pair of American combat boots from a dead soldier.
I told this story to a Tea Party discussion group. I retired colonel responded by stating that during wartime insubordination is a capital punishment offense. Isn’t that what was intended? They sent me to the front wearing hobnail boots.
This story continues. I wrote the U. S. Attorney General a letter stating that insofar as my income tax was concerned it was unconstitutional. The government put me out of business. He forwarded my letter to the IRS. The IRS illegally taxed me. I petitioned the Tax Court. Four years later my case came up for trial. Before the trial started, the IRS admitted that it had been mistaken. The Court ordered that the mistake be corrected and the case was closed.
The IRS reassessed me and charged four years penalty and interest. The IRS confiscated my money to pay a tax it admitted was mistaken. I appealed to the U S Court of Appeals. The Court ignored the theft of my money and held that federal income tax is constitutional. I appealed to the Supreme Court. The DOJ told the Court that the IRS made a mistake but that it had been corrected, a bald-faced lie. The Court refused to hear me. I complained to the U. S. District Court. The court decided to hear me. The DOJ then told the court that the IRS made a mistake. My money was refunded. Case closed. The IRS went to my bank and took every cent in my bank account.
I’ve given the Tea Party direct quotes from the Bible and my take on what they say. Christians have been quick to correct me. I’m wrong about every last thing I’ve revealed in this Tea Party. Shame on you. You people don’t know whether you are afoot or horseback. You are responsible for your country going to the dogs. You are going to pay for this.