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I AM POSTING this comment unedited because this appears to be a civil rights issue rather than a taxation issue.
   To many it might seem commendable that at a time when the United States are preparing to go to war with a fearsome, omnipotent, nay supernatural, power in the Middle East, and still have major financial scandals like Enron and WorldCom unresolved, they can expend time in pursuing a citizen over a ten thousand dollar issue, with the intention merely of forcing him into a situation where he can no longer stand for political public office. Kenneth Lay of Enron fame can still stand, but not Mr Duke it seems.
  The United States has an unfortunate record of using taxation law as a means of harassing its opponents -- the forty-year plus sentence inflicted on Lyndon Larouche is one obvious case that comes to mind; but also the use of tax law to nab Al Capone.
   Of course, the defeat of Capone may still rankle with some people even now, and it is a sweet revenge for them to turn the same sword against their arch enemy David Duke.

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The Federal Persecution of David Duke

My Opinion on the David Duke Case

By Don Black

As someone who has known the Hon. Representative David Duke for over 30 years, I want to offer you my honest opinion on his accepting a plea agreement in the federal government's legal case against him. David Duke is now under federal jurisdiction and cannot speak freely on the specifics of his case. But I can, and so I will.

Jewish agents in the federal government have mounted an unrelenting, brutal effort against David Duke for most of his political life. After his election to the House of Representatives in Louisiana, this effort greatly accelerated. Jewish supremacists were scared to death that he would be elected to the United States Senate, and they mounted the most intensive political attack against a candidate in American history. David Duke was the only elected official in recent times that dared to openly oppose the Jewish supremacist power in the United States. Even so, he came very close to being elected and won a landslide (over 60 percent) of White voters in Louisiana. Duke got more votes in Louisiana alone than Patrick Buchanan did in the entire United States of America. Zionist traitors have long viewed him as the greatest political threat to their power in the United States.

America has no laws restricting political speech, but the federal government has long been known to harass its dissidents with trumped up charges on taxes and other matters. Such political targeting has even been admitted and proven by official investigative committees of the United States Congress.

The official in the U.S. Justice Department directing this persecution of David Duke is a rabid Zionist, Michael Chertoff, who is head of the Criminal Division. Chertoff is also in charge of prosecuting terrorists in America and has repeatedly promoted the denial of American Constitutional liberties in testimony before the United States Congress. Chertoff is the official who stopped the Federal prosecution of the 200 Israeli spies who were caught in the months before and after the 911 attacks. He even allowed the Israeli spies who had closely monitored to the 911 hijackers were allowed to return to Israel so as to cover up the Israeli complicity and treachery in the September attacks. Chertoff now seeks to persecute and silence the man who has been the most prominent voice in the world exposing the Israeli Mossad's role in 911: David Duke.

The efforts against David Duke have been extreme. Right after his election to the House of Representatives in Louisiana, seven separate investigations were launched against him, all of which came to nothing. After the completion of his opus, My Awakening, and his concentration in more recent years against Jewish supremacism, those efforts have become exceptionally intense. His new book, Jewish Supremacism, is certainly the most convincing and powerful book ever written exposing Jewish racial and religious supremacism. Jewish agents in federal government will go to any lengths to silence and discredit him.

Newsweek magazine recently reported that, during David Duke's recent speaking tour in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Government The man leading the persecution of David Duke, Justice Department official, Michael Chertoff

issued a formal protest to the international Arabic Satellite TV channel for daring to have him on their most popular tv talkshow! Since when does the US Government have the right to interfere with the freedom of speech of an American citizen? Now that he has become one of the world's best known opponents of the Zionist control of American foreign policy and it's proposed Iraq war; the federal government has mounted a ruthless effort to jail him and discredit him.

In 1999, the federal government disclosed that it was investigating the fact that David Duke had quietly helped Mike Foster win election as Louisiana's governor. After it became apparent that nothing illegal occurred, the federals then massively expanded their investigation in a four-year effort against him. An error was discovered in his tax returns. David Duke's accountant openly took, pointing out that while his wife was dying of cancer, he had made some innocent mistakes in preparing Duke's tax return. On his later learning of the error, Duke immediately amended his returns and paid some additional taxes and penalties.

As the federal investigation grew, it expanded into other areas such as mail fraud and other allegations, such as money laundering. As you are probably aware, in most financial matters, the government can pile on charges almost without limit in technical cases, such as in tax charges. For instance, if they claim you hid taxable income, they can charge you with multiple counts of "money-laundering," using the mails fraudulently, filing false statements, etc. Almost any supposed offense can be expanded to dozens of charges and counts. "Money laundering," was a law originally meant to give drug dealers long sentences, but now it can be added to almost any tax or other kinds of financial charges the government levies against a defendant. The mail fraud part of the federal allegations is primarily to make it appear as though David Duke misused gifts from his supporters in gambling and other disreputable activities. The effort at character assassination should be transparent to every patriot. Making these kinds of charges and allegations is the most effective way to weaken the financial support (which is very modest) that Duke needs to fund his work. If the government is able to instill doubt in the minds of his supporters with these spurious allegations, they are can choke off his support and greatly silence his voice.

Ultimately, David Duke had a terrible choice to make. The Justice Department (an Orwellian term), led by Mr. Chertoff in Washington, threatened to indict him on serious, multiple charges. His trial would be held in New Orleans, a city that is 70 percent Black. He would have been tried before a mostly black jury. If he lost the trial, he would certainly face a sentence of 25 years or more. His only alternative was to accept a plea agreement. Of course, David Duke wanted to defend himself against the charges in court, but attorneys and friends and with long experience in these matters pointed out that doing so would be an enormous risk. He had to make the most difficult decision of his life, a decision made with both the head and the heart.

He had to decide whether to accept a plea and face the stain of accepting a federal conviction and possibly face some jail time, or to fight for his life before a mostly black jury in federal court. One of the most important weapons of a legal defense is the right to strike a certain number of prospective jurors without explanation. It is called preemptive strikes. Both prosecution and defense has a certain number of preemptive strikes, but recent federal court rulings prevent the defense from using preemptive strikes to remove prospective black jurors.

In addition to a hostile jury, half of the federal Judges in his district are Jews. Does a man constantly labelled by the media as "former Ku Klux Klan leader and neo-Nazi David Duke" have a realistic chance to be found innocent before a mostly black jury and possibly a Jewish Judge?

By contesting the charges in court, he faced the real risk of not only the stain of conviction, but also incarceration for many years. A conviction could have also brought a huge government fine that would confiscate his home and office, publishing equipment, and even the stock of his vital book, My Awakening.

In addition to a stacked and hostile court, he would have to face a vicious Jewish press led by the radically pro-Zionist and anti-Duke Times-Picayune newspaper, a daily which is part of the New York-based Newhouse newspaper chain. Duke would have been crucified every day in the long and nasty trial, and this New Orleans Zionist newspaper's reporting would be the major source of news about the trial around the whole world.

By accepting the plea agreement, he knew that he could protect his loyal accountant and other officers of his organization from possible government prosecution. His time in jail will be limited and the fine limited. After a year or less in prison, he will be able to continue promoting his message to the United States and the world.

So he was faced with the option of accepting a plea agreement from the Federal Government and a limited prison sentence, or attempting to fight in court and risk the prosecution of his loyal staff, suffer the end of his work and very possibly spend the rest of his life in prison. We who are his friends and supporters were committed to supporting him, no matter what course he chose in this matter, but, when one examines the facts, he had little choice but to accept a plea agreement.

Some patriots labored under the misconception that David Duke could have simply stayed in Europe and avoided federal prosecution. The obvious truth is that if the federal government indicted him, they would certainly do whatever it took to bring him back in quick order. In fact, if he was indicted and became a fugitive, his work would be effectively stopped. Over the past few years, David Duke has traveled the world exposing the Jewish power over Washington, DC. Those efforts would be completely ended. Duke was and is not willing to live as fugitive. He wants to continue taking his message to America and the world and the only way to that is to get this matter behind him.

We cannot risk losing David Duke's voice and efforts over the next 20 years. Yes, it is true that this conviction will be one more way the Jewish supremacists will try to stain his character and integrity, but the Jewish media have always viciously and relentlessly attacked his character. Yet, in spite of being labelled "former Ku Klux Klansman David Duke" in every news account about him, the power of his words, his intelligence and his commitment have won him millions of votes, as well as educated and motivated millions of people all over the world. No matter what they might say about him now or in the future, whenever he appears on talkshows, his powerful and articulate presence will continue to educate and motivate millions of our people. Those who are fair-minded and intelligent will understand that he faced this government persecution only because he has dared to stand up to the Jewish treason in the American government. He is truly a living martyr for our cause!

Sometimes we cannot win every battle in this war for our people's freedom and survival. The main thing is to be able to keep on fighting. The Southern men who sacrificed their lives in the suicidal frontal assault at Cemetery Ridge were heroes, but by that largely suicidal frontal assault, the war was lost. Southern ideals and liberty were crushed and the South suffered under an intolerable occupation for many years. Sometimes a strategic withdrawal is necessary to win the struggle ahead. Like Nathan Bedford Forrest understood, sometimes you have to cede some territory to the overwhelming force of the enemy. You need to pick your own battles and not let the enemy pick them for you. You have to fight not only with your heart but also with your head. The key to eventual victory is being able to continue to fight.

Though he hated to give any ground to the federals, David Duke did what he needed to do in this matter, so he could continue researching, writing, speaking, publishing, and fighting for us. The enemy has inflicted many scars upon his character, and he has suffered mightily for his courage and truth-telling, but he keeps on trudging ahead for all of us, never giving up.

Now this great American patriot faces his darkest hour. He faces this persecution for one reason and one reason only: he has stood up courageously and effectively against our mortal enemies. I hope you agree that we truly owe him our continued support and prayers. We urge all of our readers to stand by our friend and great Patriot, David Duke. Now more than ever!

Don Black


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