It is illegal in America to make frequent transactions in sums just shy of $10,000 as it is deemed a tax evasion scheme. This may sound ludicrous at first, but this is a very serious issue in our nation. I've written about this before, and the LRC Blog has another painfully immoral example of judicial tyranny.
This time, Kent and Jo Hovind who oversaw a ministry called Creation Science Evangelism was accused by the IRS of structuring forty-five payments over a two year period to evade the scrutiny of the IRS and hence avoid taxes. In 2006, Kent was sentenced to ten years in prison. In 2007, Jo was sentenced to a year in prison.
Wikipedia has more on the Hovind case. There is more to this case than "structuring" but it is definitely the bulk of the case. Again, America is a totalitarian regime, bent on the supremacy of the state over and above that of the individual. I say this not to indict the United States, per se, but to open the eyes of those who still believe that America is a free country where justice reigns supreme. This is not so, and the sooner we all realize it, the sooner the state, who operates on the consent of the governed, will collapse into irrelevancy.
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