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Remember Lowe’s radical past
As the public records show, Alan Lowe, a candidate for mayor of Palm Coast, had a long, contentious battle with the IRS trying to dutifully collect the taxes Lowe failed to pay. The IRS battle was fought with Lowe using his status and philosophy as a proclaimed radical sovereign citizen, his renunciation of US citizenship, his assertion that he was not subject to US taxes or laws, and included a barrage of frivolous and absurd public court documents. He went so far as to personally sue the IRS and individual tax agents for $ 5 million and even filed court documents claiming he had no debts to the banks and the IRS because he did not. did not recognize American currency as real money.
Additionally, while pursued by the IRS and in what appears to be a desperate effort to avoid owed income taxes, he formed an anti-government “Church of Yahweh” and changed his name to “Alan Lowe”. , ambassador for Christ ”, presumably to establish a tax exemption related to the church. Needless to say, all of these efforts failed and his property and business were foreclosed, and the IRS finally got what was rightfully owed.
His philosophy as a sovereign citizen and his long-standing attempts to avoid paying taxes occurred when Lowe was a grown man and a small business owner in his thirties. Thus, his actions and beliefs cannot be excused as juvenile indiscretion.
So what was really the motive for his past radical mindset and ill-conceived battle with the IRS? There are apparently only two possibilities. Either he truly believed in the extremist principles of the sovereign citizen movement, or he was simply playing a calculated but ridiculous and doomed game to fool the IRS. We may never know, but whatever conclusion is drawn, either should raise serious concerns with voters about Alan Lowe.
Editor’s note: In a phone call in October 2020 with the Palm Coast Observer, Lowe has denied being aligned with the “sovereign citizens” movement. He said he wanted to temporarily renounce his citizenship due to a spiritual awakening.
Don’t let city council go any further
I have searched high and low for evidence that at any point in the history of our country a sovereign citizen has been elected to public office. I’ve found nothing. Given that Palm Coast mayoral candidate Alan Lowe was a well-documented supporter of this extremist anti-government movement, is our small town of Palm Coast ready to make history?
And, do we want to add a former sovereign citizen to the cast of characters we already have on city council, which now includes Victor Barbosa, a suspected fugitive criminal from Costa Rica, and ultra-partisan Ed Danko? The three would represent 60% control of city council.
Is it the unusual, almost surreal makeup, and the legacy of the Palm Coast government that we are willing to accept? I hope not. We demand, deserve and should demand better.