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Originally posted by mbkennel
Argh. It's settled law. The US Supreme Court has ruled on this a number of times, thanks to these bizzare tax protestors.
The income tax is 100% legal
Evidence strongly suggests that the 16th Amendment, which establishes the income tax, was not approved properly as required by the Constitution and was fraudulently ratified.
"If this evidence is true, the income tax is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people," says Robert L. Schulz.
Schulz is head of We the People Foundation for Constitutional Education, Inc., a New York state-based organization that hosted a symposium in Washington last week on the topic, "Are the Income and Social Security Taxes Legal?" The foundation twice sent registered letters to President Clinton, Senate President Pro Tempore Trent Lott, and House Speaker Dennis Hastert, as well as the Internal Revenue Service, asking them to send representatives to the symposium who could explain the government's case for the legality of the income tax. They received no response, much less a speaker, but part of the conference was covered by C-SPAN and that resulted in hundreds of friendly responses from viewers.
With a set of tax laws so complex that no two accountants will prepare your return exactly the same way, it should come as no surprise that there is no one specific law you can point to requiring you to pay income taxes. The latest complete re-write of the tax code was in 1986.
Originally posted by BennyHill
Mr. Ed Brown deserves a round of applause for taking a stand. The income tax is simply being used as a tool to suppress the masses and fund projects to suppress them even further.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Fox has already pulled the story I believe... That fox link is not working... The last thing the government needs right now is for some huge issue to flare from this, so they probably already put out the word to kill it.
Originally posted by FredT
What exactly are your taxes used for?
For defence to preserve your right to complain about having to pay taxes
For medicare and other social programs
The roads you are going to use to get tot he guys house to support him etc etc etc etc.
Without a government in place we have nothing but anarchy at the worst or small pockets of people clinging together at best. Without income in the forms of taxes, all that goes away its really that simple.
This guy is like the people who refuse immunizations for thier children. Dependant on us to pay for the freedoms he enjoys :shk:
"Most Americans would cower and cringe and raise their hands and surrender like a good little slave," he told reporters at his home this week.
"I won't. Under no circumstances. I do not tolerate cowardliness, oppression, bulliness, and I certainly don't tolerate a federal agency that has absolutely zero jurisdiction in my state, never mind in my county, in my town."
The Browns' case has found support on the Internet from militia members to libertarians and anti-tax groups.
Rick Stanley, a Denver-based Web radio host and a militia leader, urged listeners to join Brown at his home.
"We are continuing to ask patriots to surround Ed Brown's property and life with a ring of armed Americans with firearms and video cameras to protect a fellow American," he said. "This is the flash point. This is the time of raised pitchforks."
Originally posted by apc
Can we wait until after I pay some things off to start a revolution? Pleeeeaaase? It's really not a good time for me right now. Seriously, you guys...
Originally posted by El Che
(I support this guy 100% he is going to make history! Well if it work out ok.)