US Imprisoned IRS Whistleblower Pleas for Medical Care
Some might remember Sherry Peel Jackson, 45, of Stone Mountain, Georgia as the former IRS Revenue Agent turned tax protestor who was sentenced to four years in Federal Prison in February of 2008 for failure to file her income tax returns.
Ms. Jackson was also featured in the blockbuster documentary, America: FREEDOM TO FASCISM by Hollywood movie producer, Aaron Russo's (best known for producing "Trading Places" and "Wise Guys") where she claimed that the IRS code requiring US citizens to pay income taxes is illegal and unconstitutional.
Ms. Jackson is currently serving her sentence at the Atlanta Detention Center and recently became ill due to pre-existing thyroid problems made worse by conditions at the jail and claims she is not receiving proper treatment. Prison medical officials have determined that Sherry Jackson suffers from what is known as hyperthyroidism...or "Graves Disease."
In a letter to Sherry's Representative Hank Johnson, (D) representing the 4th Congressional District of Georgia, Sherry Jackson expressed her concerns;
Sherry Jackson"I am Sherry Peel Jackson, your former CPA. I am writing you because I am concerned about my health and my life. Prior to becoming a political prisoner I was the picture of health. In late June, 2009 I started experiencing a rapid heart beat on an irregular basis..... ....My neck is swelling up like a blow fish and I am having trouble talking. I have been feeling very ill for the last two weeks. Congressman, I don't want them to kill me in here. As you well know, I am being punished for exposing government fraud. However, millions of people don't file tax returns and I was just used as an example by the DOJ for their new program called the Tax Defiers Initiative. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. I have already spent 21 months in prison for a non crime, and I refuse to come out dead or maimed for life...."
Sherry Jackson states that she is "being punished for exposing government fraud" and that she is being used as an example by the DOJ under the "Tax Defiers Initiative" program, punishing people who don't file their income tax returns. Many tax protesters claim the authority of the federal government to collect income tax rests with the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, but was never ratified by congress and therefore is an unconstitutional burden that is imposed illegally, upon U.S. citizens.
The Sixteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states:
"The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration."