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Posted By Devvy Kidd On 11/18/2005 @ 1:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
– Henry David Thoreau
Bill Benson, for those who don’t know, is the individual who holds the 17,000 court certified documents that prove beyond any doubt that the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was never ratified. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service uses the 16th Amendment, supported by compromised federal judges, to defraud the American people of the fruit of their labors via the income tax.
All the American people ever see or read is the propaganda spewed by the Department of Justice’s lackey U.S. attorneys is that the 16th Amendment was ratified, it is the basis for the IRS to collect taxes and any argument to the contrary is “frivolous.”
Right now my dear friend, Bill Benson, is involved in a major court battle with the feds. Despite his very serious health issues, this lion is not about to give up the fight. I encourage everyone to read it. What this lawsuit by the feds against Bill amounts to is the complete and total destruction of free speech. It is designed to crush the truth and the First Amendment using the full force of the federal machine. This lawsuit is to keep the truth Bill has uncovered away from the American people.
The non-ratified 16th Amendment says:
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
Few people, especially those pushing alternative taxing schemes have little or no understanding of the importance of “apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.” It is because of those carefully crafted words that the shadow government was willing to risk the fraudulent announcement of the 16th Amendment. They needed this amendment passed because the Federal Reserve Act was to be passed later that year (1913) and the income tax was created solely to feed the central bank. The late, great Vivien Kellems knew exactly the importance of those words:
Since a capitation means a tax of the same amount for every person, this provision makes doubly sure that all federal taxes must be at the same uniform rate for everybody. This limitation that direct taxes be levied by the Federal Government must be in proportion to a census and apportioned among the States in accordance with numbers, is the only provision in the Constitution that is stated twice … “No capitation, or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the Census of Enumeration hereinbefore directed to be taken.” And in those two sentences our forefathers bound fast the hands of Congress and secured the liberty and freedom of the American people. How? By making it utterly impossible to levy an income tax …
An income tax is certainly a direct tax, probably the most direct tax of all since it cannot be shifted but must be paid by the person receiving the income. By specifying that direct taxes must be levied in accordance with the number of people, not upon what they produced, as in the days of ancient Egypt, an income tax was simply out of the question. It cannot be levied upon a man, but must be levied upon what he receives …
The supreme achievement of the combined brains of all those men were written into those two sentences and the freedom and liberty of the American people were secured in them. For in those two sentences the right of the free man to own something was made inviolate. This was his distinguishing mark, the only criterion of freedom in all the world, the right of the common man to retain for himself the fruit of his labor …
But his power to levy direct taxes was limited by an ironbound restriction: that tax must be apportioned among the States in accordance with the population. Since all taxes were to be at a uniform rate, Congress simply could not penalize one section of the country, or one group of citizens for the unfair advantage of another …
This was the most brilliant plan ever conceived for guaranteeing the freedom of a nation. It protected every person in his right to private property, rich and poor alike, and under this protection we built the richest, most powerful nation on earth. We achieved and maintained for the majority of our people a standard of living undreamed of before, the hope and the envy of the whole world.
The feds may have finally stepped in their lies so deep, they cannot escape without the truth being exposed. As Benson’s brilliant legal counsel, Jeffrey Dickstein, points out:
As previously discussed, the United States can not prevail as a matter of law unless it can prove Benson “made or caused to be made false or fraudulent statements concerning the tax benefits to be derived from the entity, plan or arrangement” and that “he knew or had reason to know the statements were false or fraudulent.” This requires the United States to prove the Sixteenth Amendment was properly ratified, because if it were not properly ratified, Benson’s statements would not be false or fraudulent, they would be true, and the United States’ action would fail.
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