First, a link to the story. Ed and Elaine Brown were convicted of not paying federal income taxes, because they consider federal income taxes invalid. They holed up in their New Hampshire compound, which was heavily fortified. They swore not to be taken alive, and that they would hold out for years, if need be. They drew a lot of support, mostly from militia types across the country. Watching this story unfold over the past few months, I could not help but to be "shocked and awed" at the sheer amount of police resources, both state and federal, that went into this. The Brown's property was surrounded, 24/7. State police agencies from neighboring states were called in. I have even read that the very airspace over the town of plainfield, NH, was restricted. (unconfirmed) As the story states, they were taken into custody without incident, with a simple ruse from Marshalls. All this, for a middle aged couple who refused to pay federal income taxes, and decided to make a stand about it. What do you think?