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May 10, 2004

Hon. George W. Bush                         VIA CERTIFIED RETURN RECEIPT
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Hon. John Kerry                                   VIA CERTIFIED RETURN RECEIPT
United States Senator

Re: Petitions for Redress of Grievances

Dear President Bush and Senator Kerry:

The purpose of this letter is to respectfully invite you (or a representative) to attend a symposium to be held at the National Press Club on July 19, 2004, to address a few questions derived from the People’s Petitions for Redress of Grievances relating to the Iraqi Resolution and to the federal income tax system.

The symposium and this invitation represent the appropriate next step in the People’s
on-going Petitions for Redress of Grievances relating to the Iraq Resolution, the Patriot Act, the Income Tax and the Federal Reserve – a Petition process that has yet to be respected by the government and which portends unintended consequences of momentous proportions.

Thus far, our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.

On April 13, 2000, April 15, 2002 and again on November 8-12, 2002, you were served with Petitions for Redress, signed by thousands of Americans, petitions that presented our grievances and included our prayers for relief. Our grievances were each supported by evidentiary proof of unconstitutional and illegal behavior by the Executive and Legislative branches. Initially, the relief we requested was merely answers to troubling questions.

On November 14, 2002, nearly one thousand people from Massachusetts to Texas and beyond stood on the National Mall to hear from your representatives when your experts would be available to answer our questions. The event was webcast, live to thousands more People.

As was the case with the earlier delivery of our Petitions for Redress (when the leaders of the Executive and Legislative failed to respond), neither of you sent a representative to meet with the People on the Mall on November 14, 2002, nor did you respond to the Petitions.

With compelling evidence that the Executive and Legislative were acting without the consent of the People and in spite of specific Constitutional prohibitions restricting such acts, and having had their written Petitions for Redress of Grievances ignored by the Executive and Legislative, the free People took their Petition for Redress process one step further, as is their Right under the Petition clause. The People began to enforce their Right by retaining their money.

The Right of the People to enforce their Rights by retaining their money is irrefutable: “When money is wanted by rulers who have in any manner oppressed the People, they may retain it until their grievances are redressed, and thus peaceably procure relief, without trusting to the despised petitions or disturbing the public tranquility.”1

With our Founder’s guiding words the People have begun to retain their money from their rulers until their grievances are redressed – that is, until their questions are answered. If it were not for this fundamentally protected Right of enforcement, there would be no other practicable means for a free individual or a free minority to peaceably hold the government accountable to the Constitution and, specifically, to enforce the Right of Petition for Redress.

People, as earners of salaries, wages and compensation for their labor, began to approach their public and private corporations with requests to stop withholding money from their paychecks and turning that money over to the IRS. All such requests were in writing, were respectful and cited supporting law. While some corporations agreed, the vast majority refused, without responding to the legal evidence, but saying, “The IRS told us not to stop withholding.”

The Executive, with the acquiescence of the Legislative and often with the cooperation of the lesser courts, has been responding swiftly and harshly through unwarranted, heavy-handed enforcement actions, routinely and grossly violating the People’s due process Rights. The Richard Simkanin case in the 5th Circuit and the 9th Circuit’s handling of the Phil Hart case are prime examples of such tyrannical behavior, now widespread across America.

Added to the oppressions the People are experiencing at the hands of the Executive (with acquiescence by the Legislature), as a result of the People’s Petition for Redress of grievances relating to the “income” tax, are the mounting oppressions the People are suffering as a result of the continued failure of the Executive and Legislature to respond to the People’s Petition for Redress regarding the war powers clauses of the Constitution and the Iraq Resolution.

The time has come for the People to demand an end to prosecutions against citizens and businesses for failing to file and failing to withhold the “income” tax. Not only is the government expressly prohibited from directly taxing the labor of ordinary Americans, but the government is now using the bread taken from the mouths of these workers to (unconstitutionally) finance the application of the armed forces in hostilities overseas, without a formal declaration of war.

For the People, the situation has become intolerable. We know our Rights. We know our Rights have been endowed by our Creator, not the State. We know our Rights are Individual and Unalienable. We know the Constitution is a set of principles to govern the government. This piece of paper, and the will of the People to defend it, are all that stand between the People and tyranny.

We know government is the natural enemy of Freedom and the People have a duty to protect our country from our government. We know that any Right of the People that is not enforceable by the People is not a Right.

We know we have only the Ballot and the Petition for Redress to peaceably hold our government accountable. We know the Ballot is for the majority to hold government accountable to public opinion. We know the Petition is for the Individual and the Minority to hold government accountable to the Constitution.

We know we must defend the Constitution or lose it.

Should the July 19 symposium be as fruitless as prior opportunities that we have presented to the Executive and Legislative branches to properly respond to our Petitions for Redress, it will be necessary for the People to test the attitude of the Judiciary by requesting a declaration that under the circumstances of our case, we have a fundamental Right to enforce our Right to Petition the government for a Redress of Grievances by retaining our money until our grievances are redressed. Furthermore, that the Right to Petition for Redress includes protection from retaliation by the government – that is, that the Executive is prohibited by Constitutional mandate from retaliating against those that would seek to exercise and enforce this -- or any fundamental Right.

If necessary, on July 20 2004, we will motion the Court for an order to temporarily and preliminarily enjoin and prohibit the Executive from taking any further retaliatory/enforcement actions against the Petitioners, and we will motion the court for an order expediting the proceeding.

Attached to and made a part hereof is a letter of even date by the undersigned. It is addressed to the Treasury Secretary Snow and Attorney General Ashcroft. The letter and its two attachments present the substance of the most damning documentary evidence to date that the government is acting ultra vires (i.e., without bona fide authority), in forcing ordinary Americans to file and pay an un-apportioned, direct tax on their salaries, wages and compensation, and in forcing American companies to withhold and turn over to the IRS a percentage of the earnings of those American citizens.

At the end of the Attachments are a few questions we demand be answered at the recorded, public forum on July 19 – questions aimed at settling the grievances of the People regarding the Executive branch’s operation and enforcement of the “income” tax.2

Also to be answered on July 19 are the limited number of questions contained in our Petition for Redress of Grievances regarding the Iraq Resolution (copy attached).

Much of the current upheaval in America and arguably, across our planet, has been brought about by the direct failure of this government to answer for many years the proper questions from the People – and thereby, be held accountable to the Constitution. People at home and abroad are finally beginning to see much of our government, as we now see it -- as an enemy of Freedom, with no credibility to its specious claims of being limited by written constitutions or in protecting, preserving and enhancing Freedom and the Divine, Natural Rights of Man.

Your attention is respectfully directed to the fact that the Petitioners, as have YOU on many occasions, pledged allegiance to this Republic. On many occasions we have, as have YOU, taken an oath to defend the United States of America from all enemies foreign and domestic.

We are duty bound; for us, these are not empty words. We have a moral, if not a legal obligation to act in defense of our Constitution. The power of a moral obligation is a binding power. We have a duty to perform -- conduct owed.

When faced with the blatant, unconstitutional and illegal behavior of government, it is the duty of the People to act -- not to hesitate or waver, or throw into doubt, their solemn determination and sworn oath to protect the Country and Constitution. We are indeed, indebted to our Creator, and to those who have come before us, for services received, and dearly paid.

Our Petitions are prayers and supplications for Rights, not favors. As an elected representative of the People, I urge you to vigilantly reflect upon the full implications of your coming decisions. In the end, as it has been before, the Right to Petition, as the essence of the protection and exercise of all Individual Rights, will be no small matter.

I ask you to rise with – not against the People and perform your sworn duty. I ask you to breathe new life into the last ten words of the First Amendment. I challenge you to embrace, and bring forth the Light that is America, and insure that this Divine gift is not lost to fear or the base pursuits of man. Ultimately, we shall be free, or we shall not. In your hands and heart the chosen path to our future awaits.

This letter is to be considered part of the People’s Petitions for Redress of Grievances regarding the Iraq Resolution, the Patriot Act, the Income Tax and the Federal Reserve previously served upon you and other government officials.

I respectfully request, by copy of this letter to Commissioner Everson, that his copy, with attachments, be added to my individual master file at the IRS.

An early reply to this letter would be appreciated.

Respectfully yours,


Robert L. Schulz


CC:       Hon. John W. Snow                        VIA CERTIFIED RETURN RECEIPT  (with attachments)
            Treasury Secretary

            Main Treasury

            1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
            Washington, D.C. 20220

            Hon. John Ashcroft                           VIA CERTIFIED RETURN RECEIPT (with attachments)
            Attorney General of the United States
            U.S. Department of Justice-Main
            950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
            Washington, DC 20530

            Mr. Mark Everson, Commissioner       VIA CERTIFIED RETURN RECEIPT (with attachments)
            Internal Revenue Service
            1111 Constitution Ave. NW
            Washington, DC 20224


1 Continental Congress To The Inhabitants of Quebec. Journals of the Continental Congress. Journals 1:105-113.

2 Questions derived from the list of 537 questions contained in our Petition for Redress regarding the operation and enforcement of the federal “income” tax system. At the end of Attachment #1 are a few questions aimed at reconciling the difference between the Supreme Court’s definition of taxable “income” and that utilized by the Executive branch. At the end of Attachment #2 are a few questions aimed at reconciling differences between Congressional mandates regarding taxable “income” and the current behavior of the Treasury Department and the IRS.

Click Here to access the letter to Treasury Secretary Snow and US Attorney General Ashcroft

Click Here to access Attachment #1 (overview & full research) and
                               Attachment #2 (overview & full research, including on-line access to the evidence)