On Tue, 18 Jun 2002 17:45:39 GMT, HR-Defense@aol.com (Human Rights Defense (ShyDavid)) wrote:
>On Tue, 18 Jun 2002 05:36:00 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Keith
>> This might should have its own thread, but look at this. Now we have
>> two to write thank you letters too. The cult will freak on this one.
>> Keith Henson
>It is a huge mistake to be posting this letter where the Mafiz
>cult can read it.
That's not at all true. When first rank politicians send out a letter like this, it is a wet dream to them to have it get wide circulation.
Over 25 years ago, Morris wrote a letter that started the L-5 Society. Before he wrote the letter he wanted to know if we could make it known he had done so, which required starting the Society so we could have a newsletter.
In fact, the newsletter with Udahl's letter can be seen here:
Calvert may have figured out the cult is way more bark than bite and ripe to be sliced up for the IRS deal after what Judge Silverman said about it.
Here is a draft letter I should get off tonight.
Dear Rep. Clavert:
Richard Maggini forwarded a copy of your letter of May 6, 2002 to him regarding Scientology's special deal with the IRS.
I am *really* impressed by your nerve in writing such a letter. Senator Feinstien recently wrote a long letter to Ida Camburn (attached) where she demonstrated an impressive understanding of the situation but did not make the commitment to action you did. I have it on good authority that some of the most powerful members of Congress would fear say what you did.
As you probably know, Judge Silverman writing for the Ninth Circuit suggested that a lawsuit against the IRS was in order
"If the IRS does, in fact, give preferential treatment to members of the Church of Scientology -- allowing them a special right to claim deductions that are contrary to law and rightly disallowed to everybody else -- then the proper course of action is a lawsuit to put a stop to that policy."
A lawyer friend of mine who is intimately familiar with Scientology litigation strategy has suggested such as suit would cost in the millions if Scientology intervened.
I would greatly appreciate any thought you have about a law firm which might take the case pro bono. If there are other members of Congress who feel there is something wrong with Scientologist being the IRS's "chosen people" and would like to endorse this course of action I would be forever grateful.
(Former resident of California in exile)