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The Constitution of the
LIMITED MEANS RESTRICTED BY LAW - If something is NOT EXPLICITLY AUTHORIZED IN THE CONSTITUTION then the Federal government is prohibited from engaging in that activity, and the government is, of course, supposed to be prohibited from doing anything that the Constitution explicitly forbids it from doing !!!
THE CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR TAXATION
Constitution, of course, authorizes the federal government to lay and collect
taxes in order to ensure the operation and solvency of the government and the
nation. However, because the founding fathers truly did understand that the
power to tax is indeed the power to destroy, it does so very specifically and
carefully in order to ensure that the taxing authority would never become the
same tyrant (the King of England and his hoard of tax collectors) that the
Constitution was created in order to vanquish.†
So, the Constitution very carefully divides the power to tax into two
categories, Direct and Indirect taxation.†
Indirect taxes are authorized to provide for the operation of the
government and its legitimate functions and are made subject to the rule of
uniformity, which simply means that everyone must be treated the same and is taxed
at the same rate as everybody else for similar activities.† Direct taxes are authorized to ensure the
solvency of the nation (to pay debts off in a timely manner) and they are made
subject to the rule of apportionment (according to the last census). †Now, what the rule of apportionment means is
that the Federal government DOES NOT
COLLECT DIRECT TAXES FROM CITIZENS Ė it collects them FROM THE STATE GOVERNMENTS.† Each
Stateís government (Treasury) is responsible for its citizensí proportionate
share of the total direct tax laid by Congress.†
The proportionate share that each state must pay is calculated based on
the population count for the State in the last census taken.† So if ten percent of the population counted
in the last census lived in
Now, Indirect taxes (imposts, duties, and excises) are also rarely collected by the federal government itself (except at the borders).† Indirect taxes are generally collected by third parties that are not employed by the federal government directly, but are merely collecting taxes for the government as a function of their own business.† For instance, the liquor store, the drug store, the gas station, the airline, etc.† In all of these cases taxes are collected and paid over to the federal government, without the taxpayer ever dealing with or being confronted by the government.(In the case of alcohol, tobacco and other items the "stamp" tax paid by the merchant to acquire the items is simply passed through to the final consumer through price increases to accomodate any increase(s) in the tax (cost of the tax stamps on the items))†† You either pay the price (including the tax) at the cash register (which you should know about ahead of time) and choose to do so, or you donít get to buy the liquor, gas, cigarettes, etc. at the store. If you donít want to pay the tax, you donít have to - you can go home and make your own beer, grow your own tobacco, and drill for oil in your backyard (not recommended), etc.† And because the government is never involved, and never forces anyone to pay a tax that they donít want to pay, the system works without creating any animosity between the government and its citizens.
The essence of the ENTIRE tax system UNDER THE CONSTITUTION being: that the Federal government is NEVER ALLOWED to directly demand money from the citizens in the name of tax.† IT IS STILL FORBIDDEN.††† The reason why is that the Founding Fathers understood completely that this is the pentultimate definition and very essence of TYRANNY; because no individual, regardless of how wealthy or powerful he or she might be, can withstand the might of the State if it is allowed to bring that might to bear against the individual in disputes over nothing but money. (Ask Mikhail Khodorkovsky !) The game is always rigged ! Its always the same - throughout history, and still today, even here in America - just look at the IRS. That is why the Founding Fathers absolutely prohibited it in the Constitution !
In the early centuries A.D. men feared the Fire Breathing Dragon, a great mythical creature of indeterminable and undefeatable power which burned individual men to ashes with a single breath.
Today, believe it or not, we live with the same MYTH, about a "creature" of great and undefeatable power. Our DRAGON, our national curse and disgrace, our BEAST, is, of course, the IRS.
Most Americans fear
the IRS out of ignorance of the law. Knowledge dispels hysterical fears of the
unknown and makes possible the vanquishing of our foes. These information web
pages have been assembled in an effort to help all American citizens overcome
their own unfounded, hysterical fears of the IRS by making them knowledgable
about the law imposing income taxes, and how those laws affect you, the
American citizen. Once you know the TRUTH about the tax laws, the
unconstitutional and illegal reign of terror orchestrated by the IRS in
THE CODE HAS BEEN BROKEN !
According to the Supreme Court, the income tax is an indirect tax that, like a sales tax in the fifty States, is collected indirectly by federal tax collectors who shift the burden of the tax they pay to the underlying subject taxpayers by withholding money as tax from payments made to those taxpayers.
Understanding the indirect Subtitle A withholding duties and requirements of the Withholding Agent, and also the importance of the †The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Notice, are the keys to understanding the truth about the federal income tax. The truth has been in print (the code) since 1913.†† In 1985, the IRS complied with the mandates of the (PRA) Act by providing to OMB the table shown in 26 CFR 602.101 - The Form Required. ††The IRS cannot ask you for more information than this table shows is required, in association with any demand for information made under any given code section from Title 26 (the Internal Revenue Code). (In an effort to reduce paperwork and the administrative costs associated with its maintenance.)
The following pages, all showing the actual legal code sections that the IRS themselves cite (mostly), should serve as proof beyond any reasonable doubt what-so-ever that the income tax laws are being intentionally mis-applied to all American citizens. To understand just how important the Paperwork Reduction Act is to tax law, keep in mind that since 1980 the IRS has been required by law to provide a notice of it to you with every single piece of correspondence they issue to you. You can find a copy of this notice on Page 1 of any Form 1040 Tax Instruction Booklet (or see The Paperwork Reduction Act Notice).
Last Update: 03/14/07
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