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It is perhaps not generally understood that as the result of (Justice) Marshall's efforts, the Supreme Court became not only the highest law- interpreting body, but the highest law-making body as well; the precedents established by its decisions have the force of constitutional law. Since 1800, therefore, the actual mode of the State in America is normally that of a small and irresponsible oligarchy!
Of all the legislative measures enacted to implement the new constitution, the one best calculated to ensure a rapid and steady progress in the centralization of political power was the judiciary Act of 1789. (...) One feature of the Act which for our purposes is most noteworthy is that it made the tenure of all these federal judgeships appointive, not elective, and for life; thus marking almost the farthest conceivable departure from the doctrine of popular sovereignty.
Originally posted by ConspiracyNut23
so can Choronzon or hinky kindly tell us where is the law?
simple: Show us the law!
Originally posted by hinky
If you don't like the IRS or the tax system, there is a very easy fix. Vote for people who believe what you do. In this case, they are called Libertarians. OR, run for the House or Congress and try to get the law changed.
Originally posted by Choronzon
American citizen's obligation to pay federal income tax has been determined by 'countless' lawsuits, in what is called 'case-law'.
So yes, you are obligated to pay federal income tax if you are a united states citizen.
Although, if you are an expatriate (live and work outside the US for more than 330 days of the year), then you can exempt up to about 78,000$ USD.
That is as close to not paying taxes as you can get. However, you're still required to file a return.
[edit on 24-9-2007 by Choronzon]