Maple Sandbox is a gathering place for “US persons” to come together to share, learn and explore. Together, we will stand up to IRS bullies as we work our way through the swamp of U.S. citizenship-based taxation. We won’t allow their quicksand to suck responsible, honest tax-paying people living in other countries into IRS pit..
WHY MAPLE SANDBOX
A sandbox is a gathering place for playing, learning, chatting, laughing, exploring, sharing, growing, creating, building and even fighting together. It also is a spot to stand up to bullies and to chase away monsters together.
The maple leaf is an internationally recognized symbol of Canada and of Canadian values and endurance. Canadian soldiers have worn maple lapels as they fought for freedom and served as peacekeepers in conflicts around the world.
The maple leaf proclaims a welcome to all from around the world to an inclusive, diverse and respectful country.
Maple syrup is a tasty treat exported from Canada to the world, poured on pancakes, on popcorn, baked into cookies, and turned into delicious candies .
Maple wood is so strong and hardy it is used for play in baseball bats, bowling pins and bowling alley lanes, as well as for ballroom dancing and gymnasium floors. Maple is often the core material in the limbs of the bow for archery because of its stiffness and strength.
Maple wood makes beautiful music through many musical instruments, including violin, viola, cello, double bass, electric guitar, drum, bassoon and other woodwind instruments. As a tonewood, maple carries sound waves, thus making it the perfect wood for both playing and listening.
Maple wood has a long history in furniture making and hardwood flooring because of its beauty and endurance.
There could be no other choice for construction of our sandbox.
We hope to build many creations together as we Blaze a new Outraged Canadian Trail to freedom from IRS.
Our first creation is the classic sandcastle built of sand from Atlantic to Pacific to Arctic shores of Canada and from the multitude of lakes in between. The sandcastle will offer refuge from IRS. The moat will protect our castle and those who dwell here, but bridges in all directions will welcome visitors, guests and members from around the world.
To ensure Rules of Play are followed, Maple Sandbox has referees, who are also team members.
Referees encourage play to be free-flowing, independent and active. When someone steps out of bounds, a referee may blow a warning whistle. If the warning is not accepted, the referee may issue a time-out or a suspension from play. In extreme circumstances, players may be expelled.
Referees are not perfect and sometimes will make errors. If a challenge or a replay confirms a decision was wrong, the referee is expected to admit to this and reverse the decision.
Players are encouraged to work with referees for fair play. Players can best do this playing by the rules and trying to resolve disputes among themselves before involving the referees.
Players should feel free to step up to the referee box when needed and especially when referees are not available or not doing their job.
RULES OF PLAY:
All are welcome here. We do have some basic DO and DON’T Rules:
DO Learn With Enthusiasm
DO Explore By Digging Deep
DO Share Through Show and Tell
DO Laugh and Giggle Together
DO Play With Imagination
DO Fight Fair
DO Build A New Vision
DO Bring New Ideas
DO Respect Others
DO Hold Hands
DO Help Others
DO Express Yourself
DO Stand Up To Bullies
DO Chase Away IRS Monsters
DO Sleep At Night—Or Even At Naptime
DO Bury Your Toes In The Sand (But NOT Your Head!)
DO Be A Shoulder For Others To Lean On
DO Respect Opinions Of Others—And Their Rights To Express Them
DO Help Create a Better World
DON’T Be A Bully
DON’T Throw Sand At Each Other
DON’T Be Afraid To Cry
DON’T Be Scared Of Monsters
DON’T Call People Names
DON’T Stop Fighting For Freedom From The IRS