posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 05:18 AM
At least two to three times a week when reading the letters to the editor of the L.A. Times there is usually one letter where someone begins that
letter by stating:
"As a taxpayer I have rights..."
The tragic irony of such an ignorant remark is that the term "taxpayer" has been statutorily defined in Title 26 of the U.S.C. of the Internal
Revenue Code. Even more tragic is that the Internal Revenue Service provides the people with a pamphlet known as "The Taxpayers Bill of Rights".
When compared to the Bill of Rights found in the Constitution for the United States of America it should be perfectly clear how insidious this
pretense of rights is.
A taxpayer as defined by the IRC is one who is or has been made liable for the tax to begin with and as such, the only question is how they are
treated by personnel at the IRS. Being statutorily defined means you have no rights and are an entity granted existence by statute. It becomes such
by your own signature which is why when you file a valid tax return you are asked to sign under penalty of perjury that all the above is true and
correct. This signature serves as prima facie evidence that you are indeed a taxpayer as specifically defined by the IRC.
It all comes down to contract law. Of course, the thing about contracts is in order to be valid all parties have to be in agreement on the terms of
the contract and any person who was misled or defrauded due to mistake of fact, misinterpretation of law or willful fraud is not bound by the terms of
the contract and upon discovery of such mistake of fact, misinterpretation of law, or fraud should revoke all signatures immediately and on public
record. In my humble opinion, of course.