From the October 2001 Idaho Observer:


We the People IRS hearing postponed.

WTC prompts We the People to request postponing Sept. 25 event that was expected to expose federal income tax fraud

QUEENSBURY, New York, September 12, 2001 -- In the shadow of Tuesday's dark events, Bob Schulz, Chairman of the We The People Foundation, communicated his request to Rep. Roscoe Bartlett Wednesday, that the tax hearing be postponed until sometime in October.

Schulz remarked, “Although we have worked long and hard for our right to be formally answered on our petition for a redress of grievances, We The People does not want to hinder, in any way, the government's response to the terrorist attacks or to be perceived as a source of divisiveness during this critical hour for our nation. The Department of Justice officials must, without distraction, tend to the immediate security of our country.

There should be no doubt about the potential impacts that may arise from the tax hearing. It is a very public, and direct challenge of the legal jurisdiction of the IRS and the unlawful enforcement of U.S. tax laws.

At this time, we feel that to proceed with a public interrogation of officials from the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service under the current circumstances is not appropriate. At best, it may be counterproductive to the Foundation's educational objectives and at worst, perceived as a hindrance, or discordant voice during this time of need for national unity.

We have waited many years for answers to these questions. We The People can wait a few more weeks.”

On October 10, Bartlett's office will propose new dates, pending a review of October schedules and the availability of Capitol Hill facilities.

Schulz will be posting the new tax hearing dates on his website as soon as the date has been set: www.givemeliberty.org