Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Larken - Day Three

6 Old Comments:

Ken,

As always, thanks for the update, that was great!

Two Questions:

You mentioned that the jury was bored during the closing two witnesses of the Goverment's case in chief, how did they respond when the defense began?

Also, was Mr. Beecraft examining Larken on direct as planned?

Thanks,

abby in DE

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/10/2005 4:05 PM  

I would also like to know if the jury woke up when Larken presented his material!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/10/2005 5:39 PM  

Ken,

Thanks for the update.

I just want to let Larken know we are behind him 100% here in Boston the cradle of freedom and admire the way he is fearlessly standing up to the IRS goons.

As excited as I have been for him for the last three days I did have a chilling thought today while listening to the blog. Even if he beats the snot out of the IRS and proves his understanding of the law to be correct can the government actually let him win. And if he did win what does that mean to the rest of us. Will we also have to take on the IRS one at a time or do we just stop paying????

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/10/2005 5:46 PM  

Here is another blog that has information regarding trial. Such as yes, Beecraft did question Larken on Direct. http://www.dougkenline.blogspot.com

By Anonymous Dave, at 8/10/2005 5:51 PM  

As an answer to the anonymous question, this trial is actually not a contest to prove the law in regards to taxes. Rather, the court is simply trying to determine if Larken willfully failed to file. While one element of this crime is whether or not Larken had a duty to file, the jury will not answer that question directly. They will simply rule "guilty" or "not guilty" as to all counts. In other words, the jury won't be stating WHY they acquited him on each count (if, in fact, this is the outcome). They will simply say that he is "not guilty." Therefore, even if Larken wins, the government can still claim that their interpretation of the law is correct. The only real way that I see right now to effect a change in the IRS's interpretation of the law (and the court's, for that matter), is through the "We The People's" law suit against the government concerning the right to petition for a redress of grievances. This appears to be the only avenue that will actually get the law itself in front of the people. (www.givemeliberty.org)

Just my opinion. I wish the best to Larken and all others fighting in this cause.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/10/2005 7:24 PM  

Seeing as how Larken and Tess are being charged with "Willful Failure to File" isn't it Irwin who found that the government couldn't charge anyone with that due to the Title 26 stipulations?
That it was a Title 27 offense?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/10/2005 8:03 PM