This is an ALERT for every single, solitary,
Patriot out there. We MUST DEMAND honest elections from our elected public servants.
Last week, we got the news of a shooting at a Washington State mall. The MSM reported the shooter as being hispanic. That was incorrect information. He was actually a Turkish Muslim Immigrant. He’s 20 years old, and he has already VOTED 3 times in the state of Washington.
Immigrants aren’t allowed to VOTE. Immigrants aren’t allowed to own firearms, except under special conditions.
I am requesting ONCE AGAIN, that my fellow North Carolinians get on the horn and urge Governor Pat McCrory to issuethe Executive Order to reinstate Session Law 2013-381.
We cannot allow this voter fraud to continue any longer. We have Illegal Aliens, who were issued DACA Drivers Licenses on our voter rolls. We have Sanctuary cities like Durham, Chapel Hill, & Asheville allowing non-citizens to do voter registration drives and all sorts of other shenanigans.
We have recently had the 4th Circuit CoA issue an opinion on our voter ID law that they have no authority to opine on.
Time is of the Essence.
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Eighth Day of September in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.
North Carolina’s Voter ID Law has some MORE support that I, SilenceDogood2010, have stumbled across.
Most recently, it was brought to my attention that in August of 2016, those nutty & wacky court justices of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals printed the following in one of their opinions;
Now, upon further research, I find that the US Supreme Court issued basically the same statement in 2013.
That statement IS:
“Federal courts are courts of limited subject-matter jurisdiction, possessing only that power authorized by the Constitution and by Congress.”
OK legal scholars, please tell me again how the lower district courts, and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, has jurisdiction over a case involving the State of North Carolina & its Voter ID Legislation? What about over ‘Election Districts’ & how they were drawn? And lastly, let us revisit N.C.’s Amendment 1, Same Sex Marriage — A Constitutional Amendment passed by the voters of the State of N.C. . . . How does a Federal District Court have any say in how a State modifies its ‘Constitution’? Or the authority to overrule it?
The following is a list of the the folks who have sued the State of North Carolina over our Voter ID legislation. Their names came directly from the US 4th Circuit Court opinion.
I have taken the liberty to STUDY these folks & their voting habits. I think you’ll find the following data very interesting. I know I did.
This plaintiff appears to only vote in MAJOR Elections. They have not cast any ballots, in any local, nor municipal elections in recent years. Even if you do not live within some City Limits, we still have local elections for county commissioners, & sheriffs. Granted, these elections MAY be held during the federal elections. That varies county by county I do believe.
BECKY HURLEY MOCK – BURLINGTON, NC 27217 (last Municipal Vote was 2005)
The following plaintiffs have some sporadic voting habits. You will notice they didn’t bother to participate in our 2nd 2016 Primary. Our 2nd NC Primary was basically for our NC Supreme Court Justices. Some areas had Congressional Races too. One would think that if you were SO CONCERNED about voting & elections, you would SURELY participate in electing State Supreme Court Justices.
BAHEEYAH MUHAMMAD MADANY – DURHAM, NC 27701
Election / Voted Method / Voted County / Voted Party 03/15/2016 PRIMARY / PROV / DURHAM / DEMOCRATIC
And this little plaintiff only became registered in May of this year – 2016. And she DID NOT cast a ballot in our 2nd primary. She has NEVER cast a ballot in NC — According to our Board of Elections database.
I have to assume that the liberal lawyers found out she wasn’t registered to vote — how would that look for a plaintiff to NOT BE A VOTER, on a Voter ID lawsuit? I guess they made her go register.
EBONY NICOLE WEST – GREENVILLE, NC 27834
I have removed the actual addresses of these folks simply out of courtesy. This information was all gathered off of public databases & documents. No Privacy Violations were committed. The entire purpose of this posting, is to educate the PUBLIC on WHO is causing the state problems and to provide some background on their behavior & voting trends. Less than 25 people TOTAL have signed their names to this Frivolous Lawsuit against the State of NC. They have caused chaos & mayhem for over 6 million registered NC voters.
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Tenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.
My buddy Bart sent me his thoughts on this battle between North Carolina & the ‘Federales’. It is fairly simple too.
Here’s how it would work…
Governor Pat McCrory issues an Executive Order directing the NC State Board of Elections to proceed with SL2013-381 as written. Bart even wrote up a Sample template for the governor to go by:
Proposed Executive Order
From the Office of the Governor of the Great State of North Carolina – For Immediate Release
EXECUTIVE ORDER No. _____
WHEREAS, the U.S. Constitution plainly states that the federal judiciary has certain limitations on what it can, and can not do. Article III, Section 2, Clause 2 states that any case in which a ‘State’, or any of its ‘Public Ministers’ is a party, the Supreme Court shall have ‘ORIGINAL JURISDICTION’.
“In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction.”
WHEREAS, The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has clearly overstepped their authority, henceforth the North Carolina State Board of Elections, and all related agencies, shall consider this opinion by the court, issued on July 29, 2016, to be Null & Void.
“…the Governor may make such changes in the allocation of offices and agencies and in the allocation of those functions, powers, and duties as he considers necessary for efficient administration. If those changes affect existing law, they shall be set forth in executive orders, …”
NOW, THEREFORE, by the power vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of North Carolina, IT IS ORDERED:
The Great State of North Carolina will proceed with our November 2016 general elections according to the provisions and procedures defined in SESSION LAW 2013-381, aka “Voter Information Verification Act” that I signed into law on August 12, 2013.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina at the Capitol in the City of Raleigh, this ___ day of _______ in the year of our Lord two thousand and sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty.
Now, folks will be screaming saying “YOU CAN’T DO THAT! You’re Violating Federal Court Rulings.” Actually, no he isn’t. You see, here in the U.S.A., our courts do NOT issue rulings. They issue what is called “An Opinion of the Court”. Kings make ‘Rulings’, judges do not.
As I have pointed out in earlier blog posts, our US federal district & appeals courts, the 4th District in this case, they have no authority over any cases in which a ‘STATE’ is a party. The supreme Court has ‘Original Jurisdiction’ over those cases. It plainly says so in the US Constitution, Article III, Section 2, Clause 2:
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction.
Now, has the supreme Court heard the arguments concerning this case? Have the lawyers for both parties presented their evidence directly to the supreme Court? No they haven’t!
Is the ‘STATE of NC’ a party in this law suit brought on by the liberal left? Yes, it IS!
Is Governor Patrick McCrory (who is a public Minister BTW) — is he ‘affected’ by this suit? Yes, he IS!
Has the supreme Court recently made an opinion that stated Voter ID was acceptable? Yes they have. Just back in 2008.
Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, 553 U.S. 181 (2008), is a United States Supreme Court case holding that an Indiana law requiring voters to provide photo IDs did not violate the Constitution of the United States. ~ Wikipedia
So, we’ve established that lower districts & circuit appeals Courts have no authority & we’ve established that the governor has the power to direct his agencies for an ‘efficient administration’.
Lets put some ICING on this cake, shall we.
18 U.S.C., Chapter 29 § 595. Interference by administrative employees of Federal, State, or Territorial Governments
Whoever, being a person employed in any administrative position by the United States, or by any department or agency thereof, … uses his official authority for the purpose of interfering with, or affecting, the nomination or the election of any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
Summary: The feds have made opinions by courts that do not have jurisdiction. The state of NC recognizes this fact and ignores the said opinions. And we’ve now been informed that the feds can’t interfere with this general election without breaking federal law.
Isn’t it great how ‘We the people’ still have the power of rational thought?
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this First Day of September in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.
On Monday, North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory asked the US supreme Court to issue a ‘STAY’ in the decision via the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. There is one slight problem with this; The 4th Circuit CoA doesn’t have any jurisdiction over the case to begin with.
Allow me to explain.
Let us pull out our handy dandy Constitutions and do a little reading, shall we?
United States Constitution, Article III, Section 2, Clause 2 reads;
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party,the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
It is real simple, the lower federal courts, the district courts, & even the 4th Circuit have no authority to even hear these cases, much less make an opinion on them.
Is the State of North Carolina a ‘Party’ in these said cases?
YES THEY ARE.
Is NC’s Governor, a public Minister I might add, is he affected in these said cases?
YES HE IS.
Then how can a US district Court even be allowed to hear these cases?
These cases, the voting districts case, the voter ID case, our Amendment 1 case (Same Sex Marriage), and even the Transgender Bathroom bill, HB-2, ONLY the NC State Courts can make an opinion on them. And after exhausting those appeals, could they ONLY be taken up by the US supreme Court.
The liberal left, the NC NAACP, John Doe, & Jane Doe, (I don’t know HOW a court could accept plaintiffs with no real names, but that’s a different topic) have brought forth law suits against all of this different legislation. It went thru a couple of the State Courts and was upheld, but the left wasn’t satisfied, so they went to the FEDS.
Our legal minds of today have not been taught the Rule of Law, they’ve been taught a bunch of mumbo jumbo — it’s like the movie “Idiocracy”.
Hopefully, this little portion of the interwebs, will get picked up and reviewed by some of our so-called legal scholars.
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Seventeenth Day of August in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.
I call Shenanigans, aka Voter Fraud, by the Latino Community.
A couple of weeks ago, 3 liberal activist judges for the 4th Circuit, unlawfully shot down North Carolina’s Voter ID law.
Art. III, Section 2, Clause 2 of the US Constitution:
“In all Cases … , and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction.”
Is the State of North Carolina a party in the suit against the Voter ID law? YES it IS!
Does the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals have authority to make an opinion on this case? NO it does NOT!
Now, we have ‘El Pueblo’ stirring the pot of voter fraud again.
WTVD Channel 11 out of Raleigh has run astory just yesterday, August 5 2016. It is focused on a recent criminal activist… One Martha Iliana Santillan-Carril. Let’s delve into her background for a moment.
There appears to be 2 other voters living at the same address as Ms. Santillan. An Erik Zdanowicz & a Chase Pittman. However, both of those voter registrations has been deemed ‘INACTIVE’ – The NC SBoE couldn’t verify their addresses.
That’s a LOT OF FOLKS for a roughly 1000 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment… Wouldn’t you say?
OK enough on the living arrangements, let’s look at Ms. Santillan’s voting record. This, to me anyway, is a tell-tale sign of something fishy going on. She originally registered to vote here in NC during Oct. 2012. However, she did NOT participate in the Nov. 2012 General election. She did not participate in either the 2013 nor the 2015 municipal elections. Hummm… someone that is so concerned about her ‘Civic Duty’ that she runs Voter Drives, & trains others on voter registration procedure… one would think she would at least vote in ALL of the elections.
Why didn’t she vote in the 2012, 2013, & 2015 elections? Why didn’t she vote in the 2014 Primary Elections here in NC? Why hasn’t she voted in the 2, 2016 Primaries here in NC? Why does she use the name ‘Martha’ instead of Iliana on the voter registration?
Could it be that she is NOT Citizen of these United States? Inquiring minds want to know?
And her pal, Ivanna Gonzalez — Whom she was chained to in front of the Governor’s Mansion in 2015 — has recently registered again in NC. She has 2 ACTIVE voter registrations now. It is a felony to provide false information to the Board of Elections.
Mr. Clark is being attacked. From what little I know, here’s the backstory;
* Clark & his wife broke up. His wife filed false charges against him for domestic abuse. He was cleared by a jury on this charge yet the judges & local political machine are still going after him.
* His wife’s father is tied to a major bank. In his role there, the father in law generated a loan in Mr. Clark’s Company name and then withdrew monies from the loan. All this without Clark’s knowledge or approval.
* Clark has been fighting this for years now and the local court clerk has a ‘NO TRESPASS’ order against him. Clark can NOT go to the courthouse to file motions or documents in his own defense. If he does, he will be locked up. Isn’t a courthouse ‘Public Domain’?
* CPS was brought into play due to the false domestic allegations against Clark, causing him not to be allowed any child visitation.
Please pray for Mr. Clark.
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Second Day of August in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.
Trayvon Martin ambushes a ‘Community Watch’ patrolman named George Zimmerman. Martin is on the phone with his girlfriend, Rachel Jeantel, & tells her that some “Creepy Ass Cracker” is following me. Martin jumps him & is slamming Zimmerman’s head into a concrete sidewalk all the while trying to get control of Zimmerman’s sidearm. Zimmerman defends his life & shoots Martin in self defense. Black community goes NUTS & our traitorous media(TM) has a field day with the story. Zimmerman was eventually cleared of all wrongdoings.
Zimmerman was aquitted at his trial. The ‘BlackLivesMatter’ bowel MOVEMENT is started.
July – Eric Garner is confronted by NY Police. A fight on the street broke out & Garner allegedly had helped to break it up. PD arrives on scene & asks Garner to leave. Garner refuses to obey the Police requests to leave. Garner then gets belligerent with the police and police attempt to place him under arrest.
“Garner had been arrested by the NYPD thirty times since 1980 on charges such as assault, resisting arrest, and grand larceny.” ~ Via Wiki
Garner dies from resisting arrest and being subdued. Our “TM” runs the false narrative, “I Can’t Breathe”
August – Michael Brown commits a strong-arm burglary of a convenience store. Shortly there after, officer Darren Wilson sees him walking in the middle of the street & tells Brown to move to the sidewalk. Brown attacks Wilson. Wilson winds up killing him in self defense. Again, the black community goes nuts and untruths are spread by the ‘TM’ such as “Hands Up Don’t Shoot”. The USDoJ stuck their nose into the fray but couldn’t find any FACTS to support the black community’s claims. Wilson is NOT INDICTED by the Grand Jury.
July – Sandra Bland is found dead in her cell while under arrest.
“A motion-activated camera outside her cell recorded no movement in the hallway for 90 minutes before jailers found her dead. An autopsy conducted by the Harris County medical examiner ruled Bland’s death a suicide and said it found no evidence of a violent struggle.” ~ via Wiki
BLM again goes on a rampage & the ‘TM’ fuels the fire.
Alton Sterling & Philando Castile are now in the headlines. BLM’ers & the NBPP (New Black Panther Party) are causing headaches all across the land. Our ‘TM’ is once again fueling the outrage. Both of these individuals were carrying guns when stopped by the police. Sterling fought with officers before being shot. Castile, well, there is so much info on him, it’s hard to sort the facts from fiction.
I have just cited 6 individuals that were shot, or died, while dealing with our Law Enforcement officers. In 2016 — Over 1,600 people have been shot in Chicago alone. Over 200 of these have been killed. Most of these 1,600 have been ‘Black on Black’ violence.
Do you honestly think that we have an issue with LEO’s and their interaction with the black community? I do not. If you DO believe we have an EPIDEMIC of Police targeting blacks, then refer to the image below… Here’s Your Sign!
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Sixteenth Day of July in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.
“Doing the same thing and expecting different results is insanity.”
This quote is attributed to Albert Einstein. Some folks say it was Benjamin Franklin, but that is not what is important. What IS important, is that it is the TRUTH!
In 1934, because of the GANG violence (when I say ‘GANGS’, I’m talking about Al Capone, Bugs Moran, & other Organized Crime bosses) in the likes of Chicago & a few other big cities. The Fedcoats started their UNCONSTITUTIONAL attacks on our 2nd Amendment rights. They began inflicting their “Infringements” on our rights via taxing of certain weapons, & regulating others. It was known as the National Firearms Act.
Legislative history of the National Firearms Act 1934
Introduced in the House as H.R. 9741 by Robert L. Doughton (D–NC) on May 28, 1934
Committee consideration by House Ways and Means, Senate Finance
Passed the House on June 13, 1934 (Passed)
Passed the Senate on June 18, 1934 (Passed)
Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 26, 1934
For 82 years now, we have been beating this same dead horse — Gun Control! It has NEVER worked. It NEVER will work. Evil is in the HEARTS of men… not their Trigger Fingers! And evil men do NOT follow laws or know right from wrong.
“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
The Shadow knows.”
Just look at Chicago on ANY given weekend — dozens shot & several killed. So far in 2016, over 1600 people have been shot. There have been 165 days so far this year (2016) so that comes out to 10.2 people shot everyday — In Chicago alone!
Chicago Stats – Year to Date (2016) Total Shot: 1676
Total Homicides: 284
(Source: http://heyjackass.com/ )
Chicago has some of the TOUGHEST Gun Control Laws of any locale. ‘GC Laws’ simply do not work. It is time to look at something different.
Proposal: Let us reverse course… Turn this ship around 180 degrees so to speak.
How about we enact a TEMPORARY Repeal of ALL Gun Control Laws. ALL of them. Allow those who want to, carry Concealed, or in the open, THEIR CHOICE, anywhere they so choose? And I mean ANYWHERE! This includes Emergency rooms, Banks, Courthouses, City Halls, Legislative Buildings, Halls of Congress, the White House, into a restaurant or bar, Gay Clubs, Dance Clubs, Rodeos, NBA games, NFL games — EVERYWHERE!
Let’s just SEE how bad our society shoots up one another. Let’s try this plan for 4 years and then we can go look at the statistics. Who wants to bet that the ONLY ones that will be killed or shot will be the BAD GUYS & GALS!
I’ll bet you that the old saying is TRUE…
“An Armed Society is a Polite Society!”
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Thirteenth Day of June in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.
The Durham County Tax Collector is harassing, and threatening a Korea Era war vet over property taxes. Since this is an continuing battle, the veteran’s name has been changed to protect his privacy.
The 1st portion of this post will be focused on the NC Constitution & some of the NC Tax Statutes. I know it is boring stuff, but my readers need to have a little background to thoroughly understand the issue at hand.
Now, we’ve ALL been told for years & years that you have to pay your property taxes or the “TAX MAN” will foreclose on your home. That’s a Lie. Here in North Carolina, property tax is levied by the counties, and if you happen to live within the city limits, you get taxed via a city rate too. THIS IS COMPLETELY ILLEGAL and UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
Sec. 19. Law of the land; equal protection of the laws.
“No person shall be taken, imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties, or privileges, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner deprived of his life, liberty, or property, but by the law of the land. No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws; nor shall any person be subjected to discrimination by the State because of race, color, religion, or national origin.”
Article V – Finance
Sec. 2. State and local taxation.
(1) Power of taxation. The power of taxation shall be exercised in a just and equitable manner, for public purposes only, and shall never be surrendered, suspended, or contracted away.
(2) Classification. Only the General Assembly shall have the power to classify property for taxation, which power shall be exercised only on a State-wide basis and shall not be delegated. No class of property shall be taxed except by uniform rule, and every classification shall be made by general law uniformly applicable in every county, city and town, and other unit of local government.
(4) Special tax areas. Subject to the limitations imposed by Section 4, the General Assembly may enact general laws authorizing the governing body of any county, city, or town to define territorial areas and to levy taxes within those areas, in addition to those levied throughout the county, city, or town, in order to finance, provide, or maintain services, facilities, and functions in addition to or to a greater extent than those financed, provided, or maintained for the entire county, city, or town.
(5) Purposes of property tax. The General Assembly shall not authorize any county, city or town, special district, or other unit of local government to levy taxes on property, except for purposes authorized by general law uniformly applicable throughout the State, unless the tax is approved by a majority of the qualified voters of the unit who vote thereon.
As mentioned in (4) above, “Special tax areas” — Section 4 defines what areas can be taxed and for what purpose. (you can read it in its entirety at the link HERE, if you so choose)
Here is a portion of section 4:
“Sec. 4. Limitations upon the increase of local government debt.
(1) Regulation of borrowing and debt. The General Assembly shall enact general laws relating to the borrowing of money secured by a pledge of the faith and credit and the contracting of other debts by counties, cities and towns, special districts, and other units, authorities, and agencies of local government.
(2) Authorized purposes; two-thirds limitation. The General Assembly shall have no power to authorize any county, city or town, special district, or other unit of local government to contract debts secured by a pledge of its faith and credit unless approved by a majority of the qualified voters of the unit who vote thereon, …”
Do you see the dilemma yet? Art.V Sec. 2 (2) of the NC Constitution(NCSC) states that ONLY the STATE of NC shall have the power to classify property for Taxes and the State can not delegate it to anyone else (ie. a County, a City, etc). Then we get to (5) and AGAIN, it states the General Assembly(GA) shall NOT authorize any county, nor city to levy taxes on property.
In the above referenced portions of the NCSC, all taxes must also be ‘Uniform’ throughout the entire state. Are taxes the same, on a $125,000 residential homestead in say Carteret County as they are in Durham County? No they are not. For further proof of this, look at the tax rates at the following link;
From the VERY TOP, the very 1st entry in list of statues;
Article 25. Levy of Taxes and Presumption of Notice.
§ 105-1.1. Supremacy of State Constitution.
The State’s power of taxation is vested in the General Assembly. Under Article V, Section 2(1), of the North Carolina Constitution, this power cannot be surrendered, suspended, or contracted away. In the exercise of this power, the General Assembly may amend or repeal any provision of this Subchapter in its discretion. No provision of this Subchapter constitutes a contract that the provision will remain in effect in future years, and any representation made to the contrary is of no effect. (2003-416, s. 12.)
See, it even states that NCSC is the ‘Law of the Land’ and that the NCGA can NOT contract it, nor surrender it, out to the cities & counties. If we read further through this enormous list of ‘Legalese’, there are numerous contradictions from one statute to the next…
For Example, “§ 105-275. Property classified and excluded from the tax base.” In here, section (16) says all NON BUSINESS PROPERTY is “Exempt” from Taxes. Now, ‘§ 105-275’ does exclude Motor Vehicles, Mobile Homes, Boats etc., from this exempt status, but NOT homesteads or Freeholds. Then, as we look on, we find “§ 105-277.1. Elderly or disabled property tax homestead exclusion”. 105-275 says all Non-Business Property is exempt from taxes, then §105-277.1 says ‘Elderly & Disabled’ folks get SOME relief from taxes. Which is it? Again, if you want to read these statutes, use the link above.
Now, onto the MAIN ISSUE of this blog post. A Korean War veteran (Charlie) is being harassed by the Durham County Tax Collector. He has lived at his current address since the early 1970s. Every year this Veteran has paid his taxes in full and on time. He is now 84 years old and is struggling to make ends meet. His income is Social Security, & he is fortunate enough to have a small pension from his former employer. He and his wife were so far below the ‘Poverty Line’, that back in 2004 or so, their tax preparer told them they didn’t even need to file tax returns any more. So they stopped filing.
Another Battle as already been fought with the NC Officials — Charlie & Henry won that WAR! Here is a brief write up on that one:
In 2009 Charlie’s wife passed away. In the latter part of 2011 or so, he got a letter from the NC Department of Revenue (NCDoR) saying he owed back taxes for several years. His son, Henry, got involved at this point. Henry, talked to their tax lady, and she said – “It’s Nothing, I’ll handle it”. So he thought that was that. About 8 months or so later, 2012 now, a 2nd NCDoR letter arrived again saying he owed back taxes. 2nd call to the tax lady. Again, she said she would “Handle It!” Another 6 to 8 months go by, a 3rd letter from NCDoR comes. Henry & Charlie went & met with the NCDoR folks. Henry explained that they were below all of the so-called ‘Poverty Levels’ income wise, and that the NCDoR had some bad info. The NCDoR folks didn’t buy it and they wanted past tax years filed. This process went on & on for almost a year.
Now, it’s 2013 —- So, at this point, since Henry’s mother was no longer with us, and she had kept the family’s books for all these years, Henry had to go to the IRS to get past wage statements for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 for both of his Mom & Dad (they always filed JOINTLY). This caused our dear veteran lots of stress thinking he owed a bunch of past taxes. The IRS didn’t like Henry’s ‘Power of Attorney’ docs (because his mother had passed and POAs stop at death). Henry fights with the IRS mouthbreathers and jumps through all of their hoops. Queue up the Federal Shutdown of 2013! The IRS offices were closed for over 2 & half weeks, yet the NCDoR was still breathing down their necks wanting this & that, and another form done… yada, yada, yada.
The Conclusion on this event: Our Korean Vet, Charlie, didn’t owe one red cent to the NCDoR. However, the family was out several hundred dollars getting these past Federal & State income taxes prepared for 2007 – 2012 years. Money that was ‘Thrown Away’ due to government incompetence. Now, Henry got really involved in the family’s finance stuff and on his own, has done TONS of research.
2013 & 2014 rolled around, and Henry discovered that they were paying approx $3,500 per year to the county & city of Durham. Charlie INSISTED that Henry pay them in full. Henry DID, but he fought his dad on this issue. Henry kept on reading and studying on these tax things. The more he read, the madder he got.
So, that brings us to 2016. In January, Henry sent a nice letter to the Durham County Tax Office. He simply stated that he had been reading up and couldn’t find the ‘NC Law’ that authorized a COUNTY, or CITY, to levy Property Taxes. He included his findings from the NC Constitution (included at the beginning of this post) and asked the Durham County Tax Office to please respond, in writing, showing where they got their authority to tax, and that he was going to hold off paying Charlie’s taxes until the tax office satisfied his inquiry. He sent said letter via ‘Certified Mail’ so that he would have record of it.
As we’ve learned earlier here, THAT power lies with the STATE of North Carolina Only!
Then, on Saturday May 28, 2016, the Saturday on Memorial Day Weekend, the mailman rings the doorbell & delivers a ‘Certified Mail’ from one Ms. Kimberly Simpson of the Durham County Tax Office. This is the 1st communication from the Durham County Tax Office since Henry’s letter to them in January 2016. Charlie gets ALL UPSET because they are claiming to start a Foreclosure Preceding & Seize his bank accounts if the tax is not paid within 10 days. Henry looks at the letter.
The letter appears to be a ‘Form Letter’ that is a “COPY, OF A COPY, OF A COPY”, and on the backside 2 general statutes are listed — 105-366 & 105-368. The 2 general statutes are not even complete because the multi-copies have lost some of the text on the right hand side. 105-366 stops at (b)9, yet the full statute continues with subsections of (c) & (d). 105-368 stops at (e), yet the actual law, it continues on with subsections (f) through (i). The front side of the letter, other than the pertinent account information, is washed out too. Even the tax department logo at the top is ‘Splotchy’. Plus there is no actual signature nor any official stamp. Is this how you run a government office?
HELP WANTED: Is there any veteran’s groups, or other folks out there, that might could assist this Veteran with this issue? Any information would be helpful. Any Constitutional Attorneys out there that could provide some feedback or assistance?
I have looked over Henry’s findings, & I too agree with him. It does appear that the City & County of Durham is out of their jurisdiction on this issue. Why else would they NOT answer a January certified letter, but yet wait until a long weekend to send out the ‘Threats’? If they were ACTUALLY authorized to levy taxes, one would think a response letter would have been sent to Charlie & Henry stating something along the lines of — “Sir, As per your letter of January 6, we would like to direct you to North Carolina General Statute ABC-123, which authorizes the Durham County Tax Collector to levy taxes on your property. Please include your prompt payment on this matter to avoid any further actions by this office.”
That would have been the end of this issue. The lack of a response is really the disturbing part. Keep in mind now, Durham NC is very liberal — It’s a ‘Sanctuary City’ for Illegal Aliens; It welcomes Terrorist Refugees; and is basically the San Francisco of the east coast. Crime rates are out of control and the entire City Council, Mayor, County Commissioners & all leaders are democrats. Durham’s U.S. Congressmen are David Price & G.K. Butterfield. Need I say more?
Again, any assistance would be helpful. Please leave a comment if you can help, with some sort of contact information so we can get back to you. I will not publish any phone numbers or email addresses once I approve your comment. Or comment even if you have information that states Henry & I are completely WRONG on this!
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Thirtieth Day of May in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen. Memorial Day 2016