Liberty and Accessibility

Friday, March 30, 2007

What will you do if the Feds raid Ed Brown?

As many of you may be aware, Washington is thought to be under some
pressure to have tax protesters Ed and Elaine Brown in the courthouse
for their sentencing April 24. The Plainfield, New Hampshire couple
have been holed up in their house since their conviction on tax charges
in January. Ed is carrying a .45 and has promised to fire upon any
government agent attempting to arrest him or his wife. Ed's not
perfect, but at least he's taking a stand and hasn't harmed anyone.
I'm told it will be an a very unusual ocurrance if they are sentenced
in absentia. On the other hand, authorities have repeatedly stated they
will not initiate an armed confrontation.
In any case we should be especially ready for the possibility of a raid
sometime in the next few weeks, and we should each be considering what
we are going to do if it ocurrs. I tend to think that the best things
to do are those which we do on our own initiative, and which are
telegraphed to the authorities in advance. However if you are just
hunting around for ideas, or you don't have all the information you
need to carry out some type of response...This post should assist you
even if you're outside New Hampshire.
Here is a list of potential action items which would be appropriate and
practical to carry out during the first 48 hours after an attack. Some
of them you can carry out now.
1) Go to and see what types of flash events have
been scheduled to occur in response to the raid. Attend them or promote
them if you can.
2) Head to your nearest Federal facility with a sign of some type. Plan
on being alone at first. Staples has good sign making material...big
posterboards are best with lettering at least six inches tall,
otherwise car traffic will not be able to read your sign. Better to
have this material on hand now, so you are not scrambling to acquire it
after the spit hits the fan. You will be three times as effective and
visible if you also have a rattlesnake flag and pole. If you need to
buy those; e-mail me at dave97635 (that's a hotmail dotcom address). I
accept both Fed dollars and precious metals. I'm posting below some
ideas for signs.
3) Write a letter to the editor of a nearby paper expressing your
concern. In New Hampshire The Concord Monitor, Keene Free Press and the
Union Leader seem to print most of the pro liberty letters they
receive, and you can be from anywhere in the state. The Keene Sentinel
seems to be pretty good about printing our letters if written from the
Keene area. Keep them under 200 words in all cases if possible,
especially with the Union Leader.
4) Join some political web forums and voice there your support for Ed
and Elaine. I've included a list of good forums below. Better to join
now and be ready than to join after the event.
5) Call relevant officials to express your concern. I've included a list below.
6) Maybe go to Ed Brown's house? Haven't really given this much
thought. Certainly I hope more folks will go there beforehand as a
deterrent. His address: 401 Center of Town Road Plainfield, New Hampshire 03781
But again...the important thing is to be ready, and do *something*
constructive in response to any raid or seizure of our flinty acquaintence.
Ideas for post-raid signs:
Are Feds
Elaine Brown?
Or if things go really badly
Ed Brown
I hope I don't have to carry that one.
List of active web forums where you can voice your support for Ed and Elaine:
in new hampshire: - Ed brown
discussion thread on
Nationally: -libertarian forum - best category to post usually;action=login2

- libertarian forum;action=login2 - they request I hit the link button lower
right. Stopped posting because it was too complicated - FSP style movement except they are all
Christians evacuating to South Carolina
List of public officials in New Hampshire who "serve" Ed and Elaine:
Sullivan County Sheriff Michael L. Prozzo Jr.
14 Main St.
P.O. Box 27
Newport, NH. 03773
PH 603.863.4200
FAX 603.863.0012
or E-mail
You can ask him not to cooperate with the Feds in arresting or killing
Ed and his friends. One approach is to keep the message under 12 words
and ask his secretary to write it down word for word.
NH Sen. John Sununu
You can ask him what he's doing to keep the other feds from arresting
or killing Ed and his friends. One approach is to keep the message
under 12 words and ask his secretary to write it down word for word.
Office of NH Governor Lynch
State House
25 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603)271-2121 (603)271-7680 (fax) Email the Governor at
NH Sen. Judd Gregg
U.S. Marshalls, New Hampshire
Stephen Monier, Gary DiMartino
603 225 1632
You can thank them for their restraint thus far and urge them to
continue it....or if they do something evil then you can just yell at them!
Colonel Frederick Booth
Director, NH State Police: (603) 271-2450
33 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH 03305
They were involved in arresting Ed last year, you can ask them not to
do that again.
U.S. Rep Paul Hodes
Washington, DC Web Address:
Washington, DC Web Mail Address: ...
Washington, DC Address
506 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-5206
Distric Address - Concord
114 North Main Street
Second Floor
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-223-9814
State Representative Matthew Houde (D)
Current District: Sullivan 01
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Birth date: 03/27/1969
28 Bean Road, Apt C
Plainfield NH 03781-5479
603 469 3149
Ed's other State Representative Carla Skinder (D,R - you can be both at
same time in NH) Current District: Sullivan 01
First Elected: 11/07/2006
465 East Road
Cornish NH 03745-4433
603 542 6065
603 543 6895
603 863 8383
Attorney General Kelly Ayotte
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-3658
TTYD Number: 800-735-2964
Fax: 603-271-2110
William M. Gardner (NH)
Current Office: Secretary of State
First Elected: 1976
Party: Democrat
Department Address
State Capitol, Room 204
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-3242
Fax: 603-271-6316
US Representative Carol Shea-Porter (D) , NH
The other NH rep. technically she is not ed's rep.
Current District: 1
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Washington, DC Web Address:
Washington, DC Address
1508 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-5456
District Address - Dover
104 Washington Street
Dover, NH 03820
Phone: 603-743-4813
Fax: 603-743-5956
District Address - Manchester
33 Lowell Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: 603-641-9536
Fax: 603-641-9561
There's also a list of Ed's elected officials at
Votesmart can also lead you to lists of your own officials if you're outside NH
For those who are wondering what my plans are for the first 48 hours
after a default plan is to go straight to
and set up a couple of demonstrations to ocurr within that time frame.
These will likely be protests in front of Federal facilities in
Manchester, Nashua or Keene. Then I'll probably start working on new
signs that match the new situation, and endeavor to attend the
demonstrations. Subject to certain change, that's my default plan.
What's yours?
Dave Ridley
AKA Dada Orwell

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