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NM Sheriff Scott London Stands Against IRS & Federal Marshals – Cancels Land Sale

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Published on: February 9, 2015

Constitutional Sheriffs are becoming more vocal and demonstrating why they are a valuable asset to freedom and their communities. The latest sheriff to take a constitutional stand is Eddy County, New Mexico’s Scott London, the first sheriff in twenty-five to stand up to the IRS against a tyrannical attempt to sell a citizen in his county’s land without due process.

Priscilla Jones provides the background information for the sheriff’s actions:

Approximately ten days before Christmas, U.S. Marshals broke in the door of Carter’s rental property with their guns drawn. The tenant was a young mother with a new baby—home alone while her husband was at work. Sheriff London was called to the property to intervene. He advised the Marshals that Carter’s case was in appeal and he deserved due process. They threatened to arrest London, but he stood his ground and they backed off.

The Taxation & Revenue Department ordered Carter to cease “engaging in business in New Mexico” until his arbitrary tax debt was paid. Carter appealed this injunction on the grounds that it was both unconstitutional and vague, as it deprived him of his right to make a living and also prohibited him from, “carrying on or causing to be carried on any activity with the purpose of direct or indirect benefit.”

Kent Carter’s property was in the sights of the corrupt Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury has slated a sale of the properties in question for the 19th of February. When Sheriff London found out about it, he issued the following certified letter on February 4.

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Sheriff London cites Section 18 of the New Mexico Constitution and the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution as the basis for his stand against the federal tyrants.

“Thus I am notifying you that under compulsion to my oath to the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of New Mexico, I shall not allow the sales of these three properties on 19 February 2015,” he wrote.

Sheriff Mack, founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association praised London’s actions.

“Many officers have stood up over the years for the rights of citizens being victimized by the federal government,” Mack said. “But Sheriff London is the first one to stand up to the IRS since the early 1990s.” Mack said, “His actions show courage and humility. London is setting a good example for the rest of our sheriffs.”

KrisAnne Hall documents why sheriffs like London are so important to the people in her excellent article on what is taking place in New Mexico.

“Short of physical resistance, due process and community oversight (a jury of your peers) was intended to be some of the greatest protections against government threat against property,” Hall wrote.  “So important was to be the protection of due process, that it is placed multiple times in our Bill of Rights.”

“For example, the 5th Amendment in the Bill of Rights declares that ‘…nor shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law;’  The 7th Amendment also declares, ‘In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right to trial by jury, shall be preserved…'” she adds. “Both of those Amendments express the due process protections guaranteed to the people.  Sheriff London accurately states in his letter to the IRS that Mr. Carter has NOT exhausted his right to due process.  Yet, the IRS under the auspices of Judge Brack and the US District court, are attempting to deprive Mr. Carter of his property with full knowledge that Mr. Carter’s right to due process is still engaged.”

Currently, 100% of the Carter’s Social Security benefits have been seized every month by the IRS. Under the law, Carter claims that the IRS can take no more than 15% of his Social Security benefits, but they’ve not only taken 100% of them, they’ve even deprived him of $2800.00 via his bank account.

Carter said the IRS is “worse than the mafia” and called them a “lie.”

“Why should they be able to take anything?” he asked.

One court document, according to Jones indicates that Carter owed $145,000, which Carter maintains has no basis and was “pulled out of thin air” by an assessing agent. However, now the IRS claims that he owes upwards of $890,000! Carter says that number “doubled with the stroke of a pen.”

“The IRS fabricates evidence against citizens by pulling numbers out of a hat and adding fees,” said Sheriff Mack. “They wear people down emotionally and financially until they can’t take it anymore. No citizen should ever have to fight the IRS for decades in order to keep his land.”

Ms. Hall also provided updated information on Carter’s motion. She wrote on February 7:

I have spoken to Kent Carter.  He filed a Motion to Stay the judges decision and was DENIED with NO explanation.  If I were to make a professional guess as to why the court denied it, it would be because he filed the Motion outside the “allowed” time frame.  That is no excuse for the court to not make that explanation, but there you have it.  I also spoke to Sheriff London.  He received a call yesterday from the acting Under Secretary of the Department of Treasury, Matthew Rutherford.  Mr. Rutherford claims this case has been decided by the appellate court already in favor of the IRS.  If he is correct that is a record pace decision.  Sheriff London told Mr. Rutherford that he had better present proof of that before he will ever consider allowing the sales to take place.  Apparently Mr. Rutherford was not at all happy about that.  This could get very interesting!

Perhaps it is not only Sheriff London that needs to take a physical stand at the properties of Mr. Carter, but also the people of New Mexico, just as Americans did for Cliven Bundy and his ranch.

As our forefather Benjamin Franklin once wisely said, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

If you wish your voice to be heard, you can contact the following:

  • Judge Robert Brack, US District Court, District of New Mexico, 100 North Church Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001, Phone: 575-528-1450, Fax 575-528-1455 BrackChambers@nmcourt.fed.us
  • Darlene Jones, IRS, 4041 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Phone: (602) 501-2146 Darlene.Jones2@irs.gov

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  • http://akupressllc.com/ Colonel Robert F. Cunningham

    I just sent a letter to the entire New Mexico Legislature and selected Media quoting:

    To: Akurian Global News Undisclosed
    Subject: New Mexico Legislature, Et Al

    Ladies and Gentlemen of the New Mexico Legislature:

    This government, including New Mexico, IS OUT OF CONTROL!
    AND WHERE THE HELL DO YOU STAND?

    NM Sheriff Scott London Stands Against IRS & Federal Marshals � Cancels Land Sale

    (snip)

    I’m none too popular with the NM Bastards That Be and an absolute pariah to those at Federal …. but we shall see …. and PUBLISH!

    Colonel Robert F. Cunningham
    Aku Press, LLC.
    The Akurians

  • myfordtruck

    All sheriffs should be like this

  • Ronald Nelson

    Don’t look for any kind of a response… and if you do receive a response it will most likely be unsatisfactory… Most agents of State and Federal Government are not open to such remarks or being held accountable to the Constitution or the PEOPLE… who, call them to account. In fact, individuals who press such issues often end up the target of the IRS and other agencies of the Government.
    Revolution is brewing in the basements of America and the agents of the State and Federal Government had best choose which side they will support… Constitutionalist or the Progressive/Marxists who are now totally out of control… ruling without any real consideration of our Constitution or our heritage.

  • JCLincoln

    Let’s bring a few tons of DUE PROCESS against all these tyrants. Let’s tie them up in the courts until at least Obama gets out of office and when we start getting our country back.

  • Ddenney1

    The cop haters need to know that most cops are defending the Constitution of their state AND the US government!! Sometimes you have a bad person in power and sometimes they just make mistakes!! BUT the vast majority are doing what is right!!! If you do not understand that it is OUR responsibility to be watch dogs of ALL government!!! We can not be left defenseless the cops have one of the most dangerous and thankless jobs on the planet but we only see them as ticket writers!! This cop needs to applauded for doing what is right!!! The property MAY still be taken that’s for the courts to decide not the IRS !!!This is why government SHOULD BE LOCALE more than Federal!!! The closer to home the more oversight WE have!!!

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    Praise God! But let’s not overlook that part of the problem is inherent in the Fifth Amendment itself:

    “…The Fifth Amendment concludes with the provisions that no one shall be “deprived of … property without due process of law” and “private property [shall not] be taken for public use without just compensation.” Because this provision allows the government to legally steal private citizens’ lands, these assurances are a cover for theft. Because of Amendment 5’s promise of “just” compensation, most people do not even think to ask whose “due process of law” is going to be employed and whether the government’s confiscation of private lands for public use is ethical or whether governments should own property at all. According to the United States Constitution, “just compensation” is what the government, not the private owner, decides is equitable….”

    For more, see online Chapter 14 “Amendment 5: Constitutional vs. Biblical Judicial Protection” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt14.html.

  • http://akupressllc.com/ Colonel Robert F. Cunningham

    Ronald ….. I wish you weren’t absolutely right: BUT YOU ARE!

    Thus the War of Restoration is now irrevocable …
    http://akupressllc.com/141017WarofRestoration.pdf

    Colonel Robert F. Cunningham
    Aku Press, LLC.
    The Akurians

  • Rightleaning

    Our police state is here. Thank God there are people like this Sheriff Scott and Sheriff Joe to protect our interests. Our government is out of control. If President Obama has his way there will be one state. The Communist State

  • Jim Coloma

    all sheriffs are commanded to be like this and those who dont should be recalled and expelled from office.
    .

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