I saw this comment castigating the Globe for its article, “Four tips for Americans looking to come clean on their taxes“:
“Come clean” ? What kind of toady wrote that?
The IRS has decided to attack people who can’t defend themselves, and this editor has sided with them by telling people to “come clean”, as if they were criminals? It’s like the inquisition has come to town and the village idiot is up there on the platform denouncing neighbours.
I’m looking forward to when I can read in the Globe about how when Canada is invaded by a foreign army, what the best way to comply with their rules will be, or how to know when to denounce my neighbours as resistance members.
If judging by the way the press is handling this extra-territorial taxation of US persons in Canada and the FBAR requirement, it is certain that the Globe & Mail and the Financial Post, among others, will simply become the publishing wing of the new occupying force. Look at how they have called 1 million Canadian residents dirty, needing to be come “clean”, and the IRS has yet no coercive powers over their publishing powers. What would they do if the US then occupied Canada?
It is absolutely incumbent upon the press in Canada to get this story right. Stop telling Canadians to cede their rights to the IRS. Insist instead that the United States government back off. That is why we startedhttp://isaacbrocksociety.com, because Sir Isaac Brock prepared Canadians for the coming invasion of the United States and gave his life in repelling that invasion when it happened. Where are the Isaac Brocks of today? Certainly not in the press corps.
In an earlier comment I wrote:
I recommend very strongly that instead of taking the recommendations of this article, that all residents of Canada first inform themselves about their rights in Canada (the Human rights codes) and also their rights under US law. Congress and the IRS are trying to enforce rules upon US persons abroad, rules which are functionally a violation of their 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th Amendment rights under the United States Constitution. It is incumbent upon all affected by this to study the problems associated with FBAR, for if they fill out the FBAR form, they are functionally waiving their constitutional rights (esp. 4th and 5th Amendments).
I recommend various sources, but now a new site has been started by a growing group of concerned individuals under the name, The Isaac Brock Society (see http://isaacbrocksociety.com ). As Bob Marley sings, “Get up, Standup, Stand up for your rights.”
For those of you who don’t know the song: