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Free Irwin Schiff!

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Irwin Schiff, is a man who has dedicated his life to the principle that the Federal government's power to tax is not infinite. While many have construed his actions as mere income tax evasion any cursory examination of his life and copious writings reveals aims that are motivated solely by concern for eroding constitutional liberty in America. In any event he has paid dearly for his repeated legal challenges to the current income tax system. At 84 years of age he remains incarcerated in federal prison, having served just seven years of a 14 year sentence. One need not support his legal conclusions in order to view his current sentence (imposed when he was 76 years old) as unnecessarily harsh, punitive, and out of character for a freedom loving country. In recent months, his health has deteriorated rapidly and there is ample evidence to suggest that he is not receiving adequate medical care. We the undersigned urgently request that you, our elected and appointed officials, ask the Bureau of Prisons to petition the presiding judge in the case, Kent Dawson in Las Vegas Nevada, to consider granting a compassionate release for Mr. Schiff. His children have offered to relieve the nation of the burden of caring for Mr. Schiff in his declining years and there can be little fear that he poses any threat to society. In light of this, we do not see how justice can be served by his continued incarceration.

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