1776 Patriot Way
Fort Ann, NY
To the Honorable Gary Sharpe,U.S. District Judge
United States District Court
Northern District of New York
Re: USA/Internal Revenue Service vs. Jeanette-C Patriot, Docket#: 1:07-mc-008
Dear Judge Sharpe:
I am scheduled to appear before you at a hearing on April 12th, 2007 in the case of an Internal Revenue Service pocket summons, whereby the Internal Revenue Service is asking you to order me to submit to an Internal Revenue Service first party administrative summons. At that same time and place, my husband Louis Patriot is to appear before you in the identical enforcement case for his pocket summons.
At that hearing, I will request that my God-fearing husband will speak for me and represent me. He is a student of these matters, as he has written all pleadings in this case, and is competent in this matter.
My family and I attend regularly The Fruitful Vine Christian Church in Fort Edward, where I serve as a church elder and my husband serves as a deacon. Our entire family studies God's Word daily, and I attend a formal bible study weekly. In addition I am enrolled in the Fruitful Vine Institute where I take courses for credit. I assist in the church's Youth Ministry, and am an officer in both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.
We have 3 children, ages 13, 14 and 18. Due to our biblically-based beliefs concerning educating our children in a Christian environment, we removed them from public school in 2000 and have been instructing them at home since then. Our oldest achieved his Boy Scout Eagle Merit badge, and has begun scientific studies at RIT where he has been on the Dean's list for 2 semesters; our two younger children continue their education at home. We are a God-centered household and, at great time and expense, do everything possible to protect our children from the negative influence of public schools. I am committed to our Lord Jesus Christ, and am not going to change my religious beliefs.
God's Word says that husbands are the head of the household, and I am expected to follow my husband's guidance and direction in all matters. Eph 5:22 "Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord, because the husband is the head of the wife as also Christ is the head of the church" Therefore I follow his direction. I was married April 4, 1986 at St. Brendan's Church in Brooklyn, NY, where my father gave me to my husband. My father was head of my parent's household in the same way my husband is head of ours, just as the bible commands. I vowed that I would love, honor, and obey him. Neither Jesus, nor my father, has released me from this vow to this day. I must obey my husband, and my father, because God tells me so.
Raising a home schooled family is difficult and time-consuming, and I don't have time to represent myself. Therefore, I raise and take care of our family, and my husband handles tax matters. We do vote regularly, and I discuss political matters with my husband and follow his advice and direction in such areas.
Likewise, when I deal with court matters, my husband gives direction and I follow it. My husband is the head of our family and I am not permitted to enter into any covenant with any other man or woman. Only my husband can represent me in any political or court matters.
Due to my religious beliefs and commitments, I hereby appoint my husband as my attorney and spokesman. At the above hearing, my husband will stand up and speak for and represent me. I will send a more detailed explanation of my religious beliefs shortly.