posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 03:46 PM
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Good to see you my old friend!
Sorry, I do not have any links to the cases. I did not bother looking them up. I will get flamed for this, but I am largely taking the IRS on their
word for this one! I have not read most of the cases myself!
I have read some cases back in law school where the SCOTUS affirmed the constitutionality of the Income Tax. These cases are given only a cursory
treatment in law school because they are not really important to a practicing tax lawyer. The legal community universally accepts the proposition the
tax laws are constitutionally valid and sees these arguments as frivolous.
If anybody does look up these cases and finds room for them to be distinguished, please let me know. I would be interested in that.
Yep, as I have said before, of the numerous cases I have read a good deal of them are concern frivolous arguments, and I suspect that those who do not
engage in frivolous arguments do not wind up with any case law to be cited by others because it never gets far enough to be case law, and any charges
brought against those people are dropped as they should be.
I believe you are 100% correct that the current revenue laws are indeed Constitutional, however, that doesn't make any arbitrary enforcement of those
laws Constitutional, and that, I suspect, makes all the difference between frivolous taxpayer arguments, and non taxpayer arguments.
I hope you don't get flamed too much, and will refrain from doing so myself. In fact, I started to challenge you in this thread and when I realized
the vast amount of research I would have to do, I thought better of it, and wouldn't even have posted in this thread except I though perhaps you
could post some links to those cases.
Indeed, in past research efforts, I get frustrated at how many cases just can't be found on the net. While Bruhaber is an excellent SCOTUS ruling to
know and understand regarding the 16th Amendment, Stanton v. Baltic Mining is an even better source as the opinion is delivered by the same Chief
Justice White but much more concise and clearer in its ruling, but try that case on line, I can't. I was lucky to stumble on it at a law library
one day, and have been frustrated at how difficult it is to find that law on line.
[edit on 6-4-2010 by Jean Paul Zodeaux]