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Voluntary Tax Deadline Dedication

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posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 07:05 PM
Monday at midnight is the last day to file your "voluntary" income tax! I'll start off with Reid's doublespeak, where he insists that jail time, financial penalties, kangaroo courts, and guilty before proven innocent don't mean it's involuntary!

Antonyms to voluntary: forced & obligatory, and that's what it is. Often you will hear politicians try to claim that our self-filing somehow qualifies it as voluntary, but that's absurd. So why do they really call it voluntary?

If you check out the IRS' own website you'll find circular logic claiming the obligation to collect income tax being legal, referring first to its own code then to case law, however no actual reference to any written law. Odd? Very.

Anti-Tax Law Evasion Schemes - Law and Arguments (Section I)

Some assert that they are not required to file federal tax returns because the filing of a tax return is voluntary. Proponents point to the fact that the IRS itself tells taxpayers in the Form 1040 instruction book that the tax system is voluntary. Additionally, the Supreme Court's opinion in Flora v. United States, 362 U.S. 145, 176 (1960), is often quoted for the proposition that "our system of taxation is based upon voluntary assessment and payment, not upon distraint."

The Law: The word "voluntary," as used in Flora and in IRS publications, refers to our system of allowing taxpayers to determine the correct amount of tax and complete the appropriate returns, rather than have the government determine tax for them. The requirement to file an income tax return is not voluntary and is clearly set forth in Internal Revenue Code §§ 6011(a) , 6012(a) , et seq., and 6072(a). See also Treas. Reg. § 1.6011-1(a).

[T]he conclusion reached in the Pollock Case did not in any degree involve holding that income taxes generically and necessarily came within the class of direct taxes on property, but on the contrary recognized the fact that taxation on income was in its nature an excise entitled to be enforced as such ....
[Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.]
[240 U.S. 1 (1916), emphasis added]

Unfortunately for Justice White, most of the language he chose to write the majority's opinion, and the resulting logic contained therein, are tortuously convoluted and almost totally unintelligible, even to college-educated English majors. In his wonderful tour de force entitled Tax Scam, author Alan Stang quips that Justice White:
... turned himself into a pretzel trying to justify the new tax without totally junking the Constitution.

Though getting into the legal argument absent a real understanding of constitutional law is equivalent to putting your head in a blender, without the tequila. So I'll just put up some more head-in-a-blender demonstrations for you:

But, much of the oppression we currently endure as citizens is due to self-written agency rules so the question is do you care? Examples of such agency usurps of the law include:

The Department of Family Services - Where vague or trivial circumstances can have you children abducted by the government in the name of saving children from harm.

The Transportation Security Administration - Where there is not right to travel and no probable cause necessary - searches are a whim, and it's for your safety.

The Department of Homeland Security - The parent of the TSA, who also considers Tax Protesters an extremist hazard.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms - Keeping you safe from Branch Davidians, Mexican Drug Lords (cough),

The IRS - Whose tax code is so huge I can't even find how many tens of thousands of pages it entails.


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