IRS closes in on Ann Barnhardt

Ann Barnhardt is an American patriot, traditional Catholic, ferociously principled, and utterly fearless woman. Once a livestock and grain commodity broker, she released all her clients because she lost all confidence in the commodity and financial market due to the fraud and collapse of the global financial derivatives trader M.F. Global.

Like other bloggers, including FOTM, Barnhardt has received death threats, including a death threat from a Muslim in the UK who called himself mufcadnan123!.

Barnhardt’s response was to make public her address, along with this pic:

But Barnhardt’s loss of confidence goes beyond the commodity and financial market. She believes the entire U.S. political and societal system is utterly corrupt and beyond reform or repair, and that voting for Mitt Romney is merely choosing Tweedledee over Tweedledum. And so, some months ago Ann Barnhardt declared on her blog that she would no longer pay income taxes.

I do not know of a single case of successful defiance against the IRS, and was wondering how long it would be before the feds go after Barnhardt.

Well, the inevitable happened.

Four days ago, the IRS confiscated her Wells Fargo bank account, claiming that she owes the government $20,262.64.

Here’s Ann Barnhardt’s post of October 27, 2012:

Today is my 36th birthday.

Today is also the day that the IRS confiscated my bank account. I think that is positively poetic. Now you people know why I keep saying that this website won’t be around much longer and YOU will have to rebuild after the collapse and war. This isn’t a game. This is completely, totally real.

I heard it said recently that saints are people who put their money where their mouth is. I hope that’s right. I pray that’s right.

Here is this morning’s online image from my Wells Fargo personal checking account. I anticipate the business accounts will be drained early next week, too. I further expect that any monies that I attempt to deposit into any of my bank accounts will be swept by the IRS. They claim my “bill” is into the six figures, so $20,000 to them is just the very, very beginning.

They will also be coming after my car and my home.

I’m glad I bought a year’s worth of freeze-dried food. Looks like I’m going to be needing it. But today, for my birthday, today will be a DOUBLE bacon cheeseburger day. And a strawberry malted.

Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man. For Thou art God, my strength: why hast Thou cast me off? And why do I go sorrowful whilst the enemy afflicteth me? Send forth Thy light and Thy truth: they have conducted me, and brought me unto Thy holy hill, and into Thy tabernacles. And I will go in to the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth. To Thee, O God my God, I will give praise upon the harp; why art thou sad, O my soul? And why dost thou disquiet me? Hope in God, for I will still give praise to him: the salvation of my countenance, and my God. Psalm 42 (Psalm 43 in Protestant Bibles)

I have not reached the point that Ann has — of believing that America is corrupt and lost beyond repair and redemption. That’s why I’m still fighting in this pitched political and cultural war we’re in. But I admire Ann Barnhardt for her devotion to God, her righteousness, and her Joan-of-Arc-like courage.

Please pray for her.

~Eowyn

19 responses to “IRS closes in on Ann Barnhardt

  1. it doesn’t do any good to not pay taxes they have enough power and are the most corrupt part of our government. now she won’t have anything to fight with when they strip her of all her possessions.

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  2. I too, feel for her, but I do not agree with her stance of withholding taxes due our government. Each of us has the responsibility to uphold the laws of the land. If we do not agree with them–then we work like hell to get them changed. If people cannot see that Romney is far and away a better choice to lead this land and our people in righteousness–then God help them! He may not be a perfect man (but then neither are you or I) but never the less, he does strive to adhere to a rather strict moral code. Today is the day to stand up and be counted. I think the Lord holds each of us responsible for the freedom he has given us.We have to hold on to that freedom, so that tomorrow’s children can enjoy what was given to us, by those who came before.

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    • Lulu – I see that you do not understand so much. ie- how much of “your” income tax dollars collected by the IRS is used by “our government”? -0- 100% is used to pay the interest on the Federal Reserve’s loan to the USA. You probably don’t know that the IRS and Federal Reserve ARE NOT part of the US Government?? I agree with your concept of …”the Lord holds each of us responsible” – so if you are to protect that “freedom” you would do well to OWN UP TO YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, study the law, history and financial system!!! Google some things like — The Grace Report — an investigation into TAXES commissioned by Reagan — and The Creature from Jekyll Isle — EVERYONE needs to study!!! Also, a recent article in the LA TIMES about your man Romney — google “Bain Capital 173%” — read that and explain to me how this man is “righteous”? IF you wont at least research these 3 simple things, then you and your children are doomed! Peace.

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  3. mike and brandy

    sounds like they seized money she owed in taxes from her business before closing it. could there be a ‘martyr’ complex from trying to live off those monies set aside for business taxes incurred prior to closing business.
    -mike

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  4. What a woman , I will pray also for her as she is standing her ground , I agree there is so much corruption in this govt. Mitt Romney will help but I think it is to late ,we are on GOD’s time and I believe it is getting shorter. The greed in Washington is amazing the spending on such moronic idea as the Obama camp just loads up on the people such as this report includes a National Science Foundation grant for $325,000 for university researchers in California to develop a robotic squirrel to observe how rattlesnakes react. Everyone knows that the snake are in Washington and the squirrels are in california.A study that is critical of the continued production of the copper penny, which now costs more than two cents to make. WOW , where is the common sense, these people are supposed to be educated . This is stupidity. I wish her luck . Also love the picture. A far as the Muslim ,eat s–t and F–k Mohammed.

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  5. I like Ann, admire her courage and I am praying for her safety but does the Bible not teach us about taxes in Matthew 22:16-22?

    “And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar,
    or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? (19) Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Cæsar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.” (Matthew 22:16-22 KJV)

    Paul also adds to it in Romans 13:1-2 and Romans 13:5-7.

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    • You have interpreted from a position of ignorance of the OT. The coin of the realm (which Jesus did not possess) was an IDOL; a “graven image” of a man that claimed to be God. The OT tells us what Jesus considered to be God’s: “the silver is mine and the gold is mine, says the Lord Almighty”, Haggai 2:8. Jesus made several points at once- that the Pharisees were hypocrites, that those who appeal to Caesar owe him a debt, and that Caesar is owed NOTHING if we have are not his beneficiaries. No one would have “marvelled” at a simple “yes, pay your taxes”. You also need to re-think Romans 13, consider the sermons of Jonathon Mayhew to get a feel for the founding father’s view. Trying to interpret the words of Christ without understanding (or even reading) the OT is completely fruitless; it IS the “Scriptures” referred to over and over in the NT.

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  6. Miranda – you are right on the money. No pun intended! Christ indeed told us to pay our taxes. Taxes provided services to the sick and poor. Christ also instructed us to give thieves shirt off of our back. There is no theological basis for it.

    It is a terrible waste of a life, talent, treasure and her example should not be followed, nor should it be characterized as bravery. She has been tripped up by the enemy.

    “But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?”

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    • Christ also instructed us to give thieves shirt off of our back.

      Actually, your typo is more correct than you know.

      He instructed us to freely give our own shirt, not steal the shirt off the back of someone and then give it to someone else – thus buying votes (or seeking approval) with it.

      Remember, he who robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul come election day.

      This country thrived for 150 years without a federal income tax.

      I wonder why.

      -Dave

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  7. Has the IRS gone after Harry Reid or any of the DNC mugwumps who are behind in *their* taxes?

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  8. Laura, I know it is tempting to make a list of wrongs of Harry Reid and others but they are not refusing to pay their taxes. After giving so much, Ann deserves to hear the truth.

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  9. Most libertarians would argue that Ann is on firm legal ground here, as a federal income tax is considered by most of us to be illegal and then some.

    This country essentially turned socialist before the ink was even dry on the 16th Amendment (which was passed under dubious circumstances to begin with), and it is no coincidence that we have been heading straight for the financial abyss ever since.

    We are now somewhere around $134 Trillion in overall debt, and literally within sight of tipping over.

    The idea that Mitt Romney is going to be the proverbial White Knight and somehow save us from oblivion is not a little preposterous.

    Yes, he will slow the decline to a certain degree, but he alone will not prevent the inevitable.

    Only “We the People” can do that.

    The only way to permanently cure a crack addict (our federal government), is to stop giving it an ever increasing amount of crack (our money).

    Regardless of whether you agree with her stance or not, please pray for Ann and her family, as I anticipate the IRS (the collection mechanism for the Imperial Federal Government, and far and away the most tyrannical federal agency there is), will at some point be sending people with guns to her home, and if they decide she is resisting unduly, they will simply shoot her – along with anyone else that just happens to be home.

    It is not a little astounding to me that so many Americans support the idea that it is okay for the federal government to lay claim to 35-45% of their fellow American’s lives by force, poo-poo on those who do not agree, yet can still look at themselves in the mirror every morning, believing they are doing so in a “free” country.

    Fools.

    -Dave

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  10. I always pay my taxes, but the Secretary of the Treasury doesn’t. That makes me angry. Too bad about Ann, but I hate to mention this – there’s going to be more to come. Just wait until Obamacare goes into effect. I know some people who are already closing their bank accounts. Why else have they hired all those extra people for the IRS?

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  11. What will they do to “shelter” their money if no bank account?

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  12. I have been have been checking in on Ann from time to time over the last fews years with a kind of morbid fascination. I became aware of her when my mother rented her pasture to a young man after my Dad died, and his method of cattle management was disastrous- he was constantly moving different cattle in and out and over- pasturing, and it turned out he had been schooled by Ann Barnhardt and her cattle business model. She was running training sessions advising folks to run their cattle business like day trading.
    When I checked out her web page I was astonished by her bizarre opinions and they have become increasing bizarre. It is obvious that this woman suffers from some fairly severe mental issues, and she has sadly been imploding for years and this tax issue is just a direct result of the actions that she has deliberately chosen. She wants to blame her failures on everyone else, but no doubt she is solely responsible.

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  13. This was poorly planned out, but its not too late to sort out the IRS.

    Your plan should have included moving to Canada, becoming a Citizen, and renouncing your US Citizenship.

    Things are getting real bad in the USA.

    Doug Maenpaa

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  14. NoOne InParticul@r

    What I cannot understand is that their attack was inevitable. WHY wouldn’t she take strategic moves to circumvent their actions?
    1) Take ALL cash out of all cash out of the system so that it cannot be frozen?
    2) Sell everything of value and invest in the real currency and bury it?
    3) If you need transportation, but a couple thousand POS that you don’t mind “giving” to them.
    4) Give strangers a percentage to cash checks for you (THis gives them plausible deniability and protects your checks from the IRS fraud.
    5) Use credit card gift cards to pay any bills that need to be paid online. They do not need to be activated with your name to be used.
    6) Close all accounts and become a ghost. It’s hard to hit a moving target.

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  15. there are 2 events that are described in the Gospel on man, taxes and the state; if you cant understand from the more famous “render unto caesar’ one then gander at the other:

    to anyone who thinks they understand what Jesus taught on taxation, look no farther than His response to Peter’s mistake:

    (my paraphrase from Matthew 17:24-27)

    after Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Apostle Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?” And Peter replied: “Yes, he does”.

    (Peter admitted liability)

    When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak and said:
    “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes—from their own children or from strangers?”

    (listen up, hillbilly!)

    “From others,” Peter answered. “Then the children are exempt,” Jesus said to him.

    Capiche? Political-power holders in the system ie- “Citizens” are not liable for taxes on strangers, who enter by privilege, not by right.

    all taxation in the USA and pretty much around the world, is INDIRECT. the rate always falls on the accessor, not the successor. all taxation is either “Direct”- on persons or property; or “Indirect”- on events, transactions and special things.

    Now after years of admitting liability, as did Peter, our poor friend Barnhardt here has made herself a target, she has “scandalized” the tax-man.

    To continue- “So Jesus said, Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money;take that and give it to them for Me and you.”

    It took a MIRACLE to get Him to pay a tax; but He always stood on His Right, and never privilege.

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