WHY WE BUILT MAPLE SANDBOX
We (Blaze and Outraged Canadian) connected through another website after we both were stunned and dismayed to discover that, after almost 40 years as Canadian citizens, the United States might still consider us US citizens or “US persons” for tax purposes.
Isaac Brock Society literally saved our sanity and gave us strength and strategies for saving ourselves and others. Eventually, as both we and Brock changed, we decided it was time to Blaze a new Outraged Canadian trail.
We invite others to play with us in a spirit of fun, friendship, sharing and enthusiasm as we learn, grow and share together. While we offer a calm and casual approach, we know the battle against the IRS is a serious one that has turned lives upside down. So, we are determined to stand up to bullies, wherever they come from.
We know how alarming, distressing and worrying issues of dealing with IRS from afar can be. At Maple Sandbox, we aim to offer a dwelling for rest and relaxation in an atmosphere of sharing, exploring, and learning that will help people resist the intrusion of the IRS into their honest, law-abiding tax-paying lives.
We may be conscientious objectors to the fight, but we do not shy away from the conflict. We plan to arm ourselves and others with resources, respect and advocacy against the attempted intrusion of IRS into the lives of honest, law-abiding tax paying people.
Canadians and Americans fight wars differently. Likewise, Maple Sandbox will conduct this dispute to reflect Canada’s long and esteemed history of fighting for freedom, while also promoting global peacemaking and international development.
We are allies with Isaac Brock Society and others around the world. As strong trading partners, many of our toys were imported from Brock. We hope to export buckets of sand to Brock. Maple Sandbox and Brock will share building blocks as we construct and expand our treasure chests.
Brock soldiers are welcome to relax in our playground. Likewise, we expect some Sandboxers may also be Brock troopers.
Maple Sandbox believes learning and growing occurs through open, honest exchange of thoughts, ideas and communications. We cherish freedom of speech and freedom of expression as fundamental Canadian values. At the same time, neither freedom is absolute– nor should they be in a civilized world. So, we will follow Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which provides that “reasonable limits” may be placed on individual rights in a free and democratic society.
Come play and fight with us as we Blaze a new Outraged Canadian Trail.