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September 2, 2010 – Lindsey Springer Update

   Posted by: BobMcNeil   in IRS

Bob
Please take a moment to read Lindsey Springer’s latest update from prison and support him and his family, if you are so moved.

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From: Lindsey Springer [mailto:gnute…@mindspring.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 1:57 AM
To: gnute…@mindspring.com
Subject: Letter from Lindsey Springer

Hello,

I hope this email finds you well. I’m Lindsey’s son, Landon. I’ll be taking over the communication channel for the time being. Without further ado, Lindsey’s letter:

Lindsey Springer here, and I once again wish to thank you for your continued prayers and support of me and my defense issues.

Recently, the Tenth Circuit decided that eleven IRS employees were immune from liability for stealing $2,000 while searching my property. Simply put, before they entered my home on September 16, 2005, I had just received $19,000. In January, 2006, I was given back $17,000. Something happened to the other $2,000. At first, I thought to leave it alone. It took almost two months to file for the money back.

At the district court, it was argued that the money was miscounted or stolen after it left my house. (Just ask yourself how much time you or I would get to throw defense after defense at the court until something stuck–the defendants were given three and a half years.) After they lost over and over again, they appealed to the Tenth Circuit, and a few days later the Tenth Circuit reversed the district court’s decision. They found that the agents were clearly not aware that the theft of $2,000 (having “seized” $17,000 and not $19,000) violated the Fourth Amendment.

I used a case called “Bivens,” which the Supreme Court created uner Title 28, §1331 in 1971. The Tenth Circuit said my relying on Bivens was not enough. I needed more. The error in the fact construction is that the agents claimed to have seized $19,000. This, though, is in error. If they had taken $19,000, then why didn’t they return $19,000?   Exactly…

As you can see, I disagree with the three-judge panel and am petitioning for rehearing. I love my country and my God, but what she’s doing to me is far more than I can stand. Even though the panel said the law was not clearly established, it still chose not to make the law clear. Ask yourself why they would do this. I believe it was because of a misunderstanding of the facts and the case. That is what rehearing and En Banc procedure is designed to correct.

I have thought long and hard about what I should do. After losing my house, wife, liberty, ministry, and the right to see loved ones (my visitation requests were denied multiple times before I was moved to Texas, while it was easier for my family to see me), I decided to continue on. I could care less about the money. What I do care about is the U.S. following the Supreme Court’s decisions, and that the IRS agents think long and hard before stealing again. I have suffered for 42 months in this case alone (I’m battling through several concurrent cases). It’s bad enough for one to endure theft; who should have to endure both a violation of rights and years of fighting to remedy it? The agents simultaneously deny the existence of the $2,000 and ask not to be held liable because they didn’t know stealing it, even behind the guise of a warrant, was unlawful. The U.S. did this without my taking one deposition or asking a single question in discovery.

Thank you again for you support of me and my defense of this order. I pray the Spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead bless you and your finances, keep you safe and blessed beyond measure.

– Lindsey

Thank you for taking the time to read this. It has been, at best, a very challenging time for me and family. At worst, it’s a rude awakening to the condition of our country. I highly doubt that such blatantly lawless behavior is isolated to just these instances, but that’s just my speculation.

Thank you for the support (financially, morally, and spiritually) you’ve given our family over the years. If you appreciate what Lindsey is doing–and have the means and desire to do so–I’d ask that you give anything you’re led to give. Part of why the judge denied Lindsey’s motion to stay pending appeal was that he is “unusually resourceful.” He meant it negatively, but really it reflects kindly upon anyone who has supported Lindsey during his journey. We truly and simply could not have gotten this far without you.

You can send money through PayPal (lind…@mindspring.com or gnute…@mindspring.com), or at a new mailing address:

Landon Springer

14690 S. 82nd E AVE #5303

Bixby, OK  74008

I’ll see to it that the money is well accounted (money is, after all, why he’s in jail) and used as he directs. I’d also like to offer to forward any letters of encouragement that you’d like to send him. I can’t imagine how difficult it would be, being so isolated. We need to keep his spirits high!

I won’t be monitoring this mailbox very closely. If you’d like to contact me directly, please send to [email protected]

Thank you and God bless,

Landon Springer

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No direct un-apportioned tax confirmed by the US Supreme Court rulings in

CHAS. C. STEWARD MACH. CO. v. DAVIS, 301 U.S. 548, 581-582(1937)

Knowledge is power.  Educate yourselves.

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