Larry Williams has never backed away from authority, especially government authority - the US government or any other, including two battles all the way to the Supreme Court. Libertarian, trader, would-be politician, and Indiana Jones-like adventurer, Larry has gone wherever his spirit moved him and bucked state constraints whenever he found them stifling. Throughout his life, his rebellious spirit served him well - from huge successes in trading to adventures right out of a Graham Greene novel in Saudi Arabia. He's made two boisterous runs for the US Senate, he has a famous actress daughter entangled with an even more famous actor, and he has a new grandchild. It's a life well lived that would be the envy of most people.
Along the way, Larry became a tax protester in the spirit of John Cheek and Irwin Schiff. However, Larry was far too free a spirit to give up his freedom for his beliefs, and figured that he was smarter than the zealot tax protesters now making license plates, particularly after meeting a man with an actual and real document from the IRS acknowledging the legitimacy of a certain kind of trust. But things are not always what they seem. Annoying letters from the IRS called for hiring an attorney to "work things out", which he thought (based on the bills he was paying) was in the works. Enjoying a pleasant flight in first class from South Africa to Australia, Larry, at the age of 64, with a new granddaughter and five children settled in successful lives of their own, reflected that life was pretty sweet. Then his plane landed in Australia and he was summarily arrested and jailed and taken to prison.
There began a nearly four-year fight for his freedom at a huge financial cost; worse was the toll it took on his psyche. This is the story of Larry's war with the IRS and US Dept. of Treasury and an inside view of the world of tax protesters. Larry explains why the tax protest movement exists, where it is dead wrong, and why it will most often lead followers to prison. He also weighs in on what can be done to correct the unfairness of the tax codes and why tax rates are so astronomical, and on the "fair share" idea that should be applied to the "fair share" of your income the government is "entitled" to.