'Invisible ContractsThe Armen CondoLetter
In August, 1984, Armen Condo, Founder of Your Heritage Protection Agency ("YHPA") was being prosecuted by the FederalGovernment under numerous tax related statutes, as well as other collateral charges such as mail fraud.The YHPA is still (the record holds to this day), the largest organized tax protester group to ever have existed in the UnitedStates (with respectful deference to our Founding Fathers and innumerable fellow unsung "tax protester" patriots living andlaying their lives on the line in the 1700s for our benefit today). In its heyday in the 1970s/1980s, the YHPA's dues-payingmembership reached well into the 20,000 to 30,000 range, before it was ultimately brought into a state of non-existencethrough the intervention of strongly persuasive federal influences.The YHPA published a fairly thick newspaper, and continued on in their efforts for several years, with their primary focusbased upon the illegitimacy of Federal Reserve Notes, contending thereon that receipt of said Federal Reserve Notes did notconstitute "income," therefore, no one receiving said notes was liable under federal income tax statutes. Although additionalproprietary "tax protester" positions were routinely addressed, the YHPA's primary focus remained centered around FederalReserve Notes.Curiously, as a side note, individuals choosing to join the YHPA (usually in the context of a dinner/seminar setting), wereguided through a "joining process" at the conclusion of the seminar, where dual ID photos were taken (the YHPA kept onephoto, and you received the other, using a dual-photo camera similar to the dual-photo cameras used at your local Departmentof Motor Vehicles or local passport photo vendor) and slick, professional looking "ID cards" were processed on the spot andgiven to each new member at that time.In hindsight, the stated reasons given at these dinner/seminars with respect to the "necessity" of having/creating a photo IDcard were rather specious at best, and in fact, there was some additional hindsight talk that perhaps the YHPA was a Federal"Tax Protester" Sting Operation all along, designed to attract and then identify. [For example, in the U.S.S.R., the KGB isknown to have secretly "created" (sponsored is more like it) -- various protester groups for the sole purpose of throwing outsome attractive philosophy designed to attract a certain type of individual, and then having "extracted" those individuals fromsociety, and having thus identified them -- then shutting down the organization and arresting the members. This practice is autilization of the principle known as the "Doctrine of False Opposition."]After all, it is rather suspicious, if not ironic, that an organization purporting to be highly critical of "government," and takinga relatively "radical" approach to same (non-filing tax protesters "sign up here..."), and having an orientation favoring theindividual over government in general, would in fact so closely emulate "Big Brother" tactics such as requiring a photo IDcard for all of its new members, and for reasons that would not normally hold up to intellectual scrutiny or inspection exceptfor the fact that within the context of the actual joining process, those people were not concerning themselves at the time withsuch incongruities, but were instead swept up in the excitement and impetus of the "I'm Mad As Hell and I'm Not Going ToTake Anymore" sentiment generated at typical YHPA recruitment seminars.Against this backdrop, George Mercier wrote a thoughtful advisory letter to Armen Condo in August of 1984, seeking tocorrectively alter the course Condo was then pursuing vis-a-vis his federal case, with the objective of the letter being orientedtowards keeping Armen Condo out of a federal cage. And with respect to Armen Condo, the letter was a wash, as ArmenCondo was highly unreceptive to its contents (being in an unteachable state of mind, and so he rejected it "in toto"); however,the letter did not stop there with Armen Condo. In fact, it somehow "exploded" into the general patriot pipeline/network, andwas widely copied and circulated all across the country. (Although Armen Condo reacted adversely to the letter, it found avery receptive and appreciative audience amongst patriots across the nation).One such copy of the letter found its way into the hands of Frank May, who subsequently wrote an intelligent and thoughtfulletter to George Mercier, seeking an expansion of the enticing data contained in the Armen Condo Letter. Expansion hewanted -- expansion he got, because George Mercier in turn wrote a reply letter to Frank May -- a 745-page letter, which thenbecame a privately published book entitled "Invisible Contracts - The Frank May Letter" (dated December 31, 1985).So, without further commentary, what follows is the original letter to Armen Condo, the letter which started it all...
The Armen Condo Letter by George Mercier