I hear tell that there was a gentleman by the name of Mr. Bill Benson, some call him the "man" who made a phenomenal investigative discovery and I believe you heard me talk about this subject on many occasions so I won't bore you with the preliminaries.
In 1984, Bill Benson was traveling throughout the country checking the ratification of the 16th Amendment by each state in the Union of 1913, to determine the authenticity of this controversial Amendment. I believe he did this because he was jailed once before on some tax charges which were coordinated by the IRS.
Oh well the IRS may have made a rebel out of this character because he is relentless in his search for the truth of the matter as he has gone to every legal library, and legal depository in the country to accumulate evidence to prove that the 16th Amendment was never ratified, and apparently he was successful.
Each state official had accounted for their state's position as to whether or not they ratified the Amendment and Mr. Bill Benson walked away with positive documented proof that the ratification process had failed. He didn't end his search there though, his determination and his expert research abilities assisted him in opening up other discoveries concerning our government's abilities to govern honestly.
At the same time Bill Benson investigated the Sixteenth Amendment; he also researched the Seventeenth Amendment and discovered it was also never ratified.
However this bit of news didn't stop the fascistic IRS, they went after him with both guns blazing hoping to suppress the 17,000 legitimate official documents in his possession from ever reaching public inspection and world scrutiny.
17,000 court certified documents that prove beyond any doubt that the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was never ratified.
There are those in the tax movement who consider the Sixteenth Amendment unimportant. The bogus Sixteenth Amendment was extremely critical because the schemers behind the scenes knew that the very infrastructure that held the glue, tack, and nail to the IRS's income tax system would fall apart should this information be proven authentic and become public.
Emphatically the potential threat that this new discovery presented to the stabilization of the IRS, it would mean absolute devastation because the IRS based its right to tax everyone on the premise of the 16th Amendment. The Seventeenth Amendment was also critical because it stripped away the rights of the sovereign republics - the individual states of the Union, further corrupting our legal form of government: Our government is actually a constitutional republic - NOT a democracy as we were lead to believe all these years.
The difference is as night and day, where a Democracy ruled by the majority is defined as mob ruled and should the mob rule that your wife is community property well she is community property, but on the flip side a Republic ruled by individual rights and sovereignty, where everyone had the same rights in which no one could take from them and not even the majority could challenge the fights afford the individual by God and the Constitution.
In 1791 the state legislatures ran the United States Senate, but the 17th Amendment passed in 1913, reversed the power of the states, removing their control over Washington and creating two separate and redundant Houses of the People...
With no guidance by the legislatures, Congress has a misdirected role, duplicating functions the Constitution had attributed to the states. Gun regulations should be a federal issue whenever it involves the movement of guns between states, sale of a gun to a non-resident, or when the separate state legislatures see need for a uniform law, it was not meant for the federal government to legislate gun control policies within the 50 states of the Union. Consequently A Senate not answerable to the state legislators will pass bills to please their constituents, duplicating House bills and opposing more relevant laws passed by the separate states.
Erosion of state power will continue until the states regain their former control of the Senate.
The 17th Amendment did more than increase the role of the federal government. It fundamentally changed the Constitution because it ended the states legislative role in Washington. The States' Liberty Party will repeal the 17th Amendment and reaffirm the perpetuity of the United States Constitution and first several amendments.
Remember the "Pledge of Allegiance", back then they brain washed the minds of our children to accept the government as "ONE NATION" under God, (to pledge their undying Allegiance to the nation), "with liberty and justice for all". Beautiful words spoken in the mouths of babes which enriched the ears of the nearest audience and for years afterwards it left a lasting impression on us all.
Although this was routinely all that we were taught concerning the workings of government, there were other things that we had come away with in our psyche, deep down within the inner workings of the American consciousness, it was something that we would never suspect and I find that it is hard for many of us to let go.
Our educational system had taught us to believe that this nation was a democratic government, that we were one nation, and that we were citizens that owed allegiance to that nation. Believe it or not, but that isn't true, none of it; In fact we are a REPUBLIC, A UNION OF 50 NATIONS, COUNTRIES, GOVERNMENTS, with 50 different state Constitutions and laws.
The leader or president of each state is the Governor and each state controlled their own police force. The laws of one country don'™t apply to the citizens of another country and so it is with the federal government and the 50 states of the Union.
Well what does this mean to us laypeople, It means that we once again was lied to by the establishment, the question is; why? You see, what Mr. Bill Benson discovered was not just a small legal matter which suggested a mild form of corruption within the IRS it goes deeper than all that, It explores the criminal nature of our system and it further proves how this criminal element has spread contagiously throughout our system where each major branch of public service seem to coauthor a conspiracy to defraud the American people.
With our public school's belief system intact the system could operated with impunity without any problems stemming from the peasants (citizens), they recognized the fact that they had dumb down the education processes of the masses so that they could extort the people through the income tax system and no one would comprehend enough to even protest. In fact they could do whatever they wanted because who among the population really considered the functions of the government and the role of the people who were governed by their consent. Because no one truly understood the inner workings of our government they herded Americans by the millions into war like trained seals during the draft without Americans ever realizing that the draft was voluntary.
A Sovereign citizen from one of the fifty states would have to first step forward and take the oath in order for him to be reborn as a federal soldier instead of a state citizen, in affect you were leaving your country (the state that you were born in) to become a federal citizen at that very moment of induction. The difference between being a federal citizen and a state citizen was as a state citizen you were protected by the Constitution it also meant that you had powerful rights which not even the government could take away.
However as a federal citizen you had privileges and anytime someone can give you a privilege one day they can also take it always the next day, therefore once in the armed services they owned you lock stock and barrel. Untold amounts of folks went a-wall to try to escape the despotic draft board; many ran to Canada and Mexico without ever realizing that they didnâ€™t have to, all that was need was to simply refuse to step forward and take the oath.
The way the system is now working it is in sharp contrast to the way it was designed to work. The servant is taking over the House: the government has brought us to the brink; and the Constitution is hanging by a thread.
Not only is the government neglecting its duties, it is operating outside the boundaries the People have drawn around its powers.
Those who would like to read a brilliant compilation of research on this issue and taxation, I highly recommend: "Constitutional Income: Do you have any?" By Idaho State Representative Phil Hart.
Crazy isn't it, or is it just me? I see a strange pattern developing in our country and in the countries all over the world.
Before the IRS existed this country was the most prosperous nation in the world, there was a surplus of everything including jobs. Taxes back then were paid by apportionment or by uniformity because that was the way of the Constitution (IT STILL IS) and it was the political method which secured the rights of the people and protected them from government abuse.
The founding fathers never meant for government to come to citizens homes to collect taxes, so they establish a chain of command (with the people as the masters or head of the chain and the government as the servants) in which taxes was suppose to be accumulated. When the government needed capitol they would first determine how much money they needed to operate properly, then assess the amount so that (direct taxes) they could calculate it by apportionment. Apportionment allowed the 50 states to pay taxes according to how many citizens each state had in order to determine each state's fair share.
It would be unfair if New York state with a population of 9 million citizens for instance paid 10% of the capitol needed while North Carolina with a population of 3 million paid 50% of the capitol needed by the government, as you can see that would be unfair and so to keep the peace and to maintain the Union the apportionment clause was a very good idea. Unlike today where private citizens assess themselves back then the assessment was done by the state as they collected taxes from its own citizens in various ways (property tax, tunnel and bridge tax etc; there was no income tax) to pay the bill set down by the federal government.
The federal government has never had constitutional authority to come to your door for any reason because they were members of another government and because they would be invading the sovereignty of the states without jurisdiction or authority, it was illegal to even talk to you let alone levy, garnish, investigate or arrest someone for tax evasion. I wonder why they didn't teach the children this in school instead of the national anthem.
1. U know I was thinking about a solution to these unresolved issues , and it came to mind that we (American jurors) could as jurors pronounce everyone that came before the kangaroo courts innocent, to counteract the evil that is being perpetrated against innocent citizens. We the people hold the power ,only if we use it is it effective and only if we implement that power unafraid, will its instructions be realized.
2. Another strategy and rule of law that is in our favor is we as Americans could simply stop paying any taxes until our grievances are satisfied by the government, imagine everybody in the country doing this, not paying taxes until they show us a law which says that the free people of the fifty states of the Union is required by law to pay the income tax. I am sure that this would be very difficult for them (the IRS) because if they have lied about the income tax then they would have to reimburse everybody for there life time losses.
"If money is wanted by Rulers who have in any manner oppressed the People, they may retain it until their grievances are redressed, and thus peaceably procure relief, without trusting to despised petitions or disturbing the public tranquility."
1774, Journals of the Continental Congress, 1:105-113
Think about it, something is drastically wrong with our system; As many citizens today Petitions the government for a redress of grievances and no one is responding.
Echoes of Patrick Henry
On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry, the famous and fiery orator of the Revolution War period, gave his "liberty or death" speech. Here are some of his words:
"Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the numbers of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it."
"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received?"
"Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land! Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it?"
"Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing."
"We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation."
Do these words not ring true today? We the People have petitioned and received nothing but arrogance and silence from our servant government. We have remonstrated, we have supplicated. We have politely and respectfully asked our servant government to respond to our petitions.
And now, our servant government's final answer is that they will answer our petitions through "enforcement." The federal Mafia has now made it perfectly clear that our rights are theirs to trash whenever they so feel inclined and this outrage, this clear and present danger to our God-given freedoms, is clearly kissed and blessed by the Republican controlled Congress.
The U.S. Congress has become nothing more than a body of cheap suits masquerading as lawmakers. Several years ago, this author wrote an article titled "The I'm Too Afraid Brigade Has Arrived" [http://www.ninehundred.net/~devvy/fear.html]. In that article I basically called on all Americans to go out and rent a bucket of guts and get with this movement to stop our servant government from shackling us permanently. Well?