“Strictly speaking, it probably is not necessary for the federal government to tax anyone directly – it could simply print the money it needs. However, that would be too bold a stroke, for it would then be obvious to all what kind of counterfeiting operation the government is running. The present system combining taxation and inflation is akin to watering the milk: too much water and the people catch on.”
– Congressman Ron Paul
There is a great deal of chatter going on about “tax reform.” Along with this dog and pony show the government drags out – three or four times a decade – comes all kinds of recommendations for alternative taxing schemes. None of this is new – it’s just a continuing smokescreen to pacify voters. One only need go through the Congressional Record back in the 1940s to see the discussions held by members of Congress on alternative taxing schemes.
Many desperate Americans are pushing for a “flat tax.” Others are pushing for equally dangerous and unnecessary taxation on the fruits of their labor in the form of a national retail sales tax, consumption tax or value-added tax – anything besides what is being enforced unlawfully now. But, is the income tax really an income tax? This is a very important legal point:
The income tax is, therefore, not a tax on income as such. It is an excise tax with respect to certain activities and privileges which is measured by reference to the income which they produce. The income is not the subject of the tax: it is the basis for determining the amount of tax.
– F. Morse Hubbard, former legislative draftsman in the Treasury Department, House Congressional Record, March 27, 1943, pages 2579-2580
The Internal Revenue Service touts in all their propaganda that the fraudulently ratified 16th Amendment is what gives them the authority to impose a federal income tax. Seems they’re at odds with at least one U.S. Supreme Court decision – Stanton vs. Baltic Mining Co., 240 US 103 (1916):
… by the previous ruling, it was settled that the provisions of the 16th Amendment conferred no new power of taxation but simply prohibited the previous complete and plenary power of income taxation possessed by Congress from the beginning from being taken out of the category of indirect taxation to which it inherently belonged …”
In other words, the 16th Amendment did not give Congress any new power of taxation.
There are those who believe the 16th Amendment means nothing regarding the IRS and their unlawful enforcement of the “income” tax. This is an uneducated, ignorant position to take. Phil Hart, a member of the Idaho State Legislature, wrote an incredible tome, compiled from nothing but old historical documents on this very issue: “Constitutional Income: Do You Have Any?” His cert to the U.S. Supreme Court several years ago (which was denied) is nothing short of brilliant regarding the 16th Amendment issue. Knowledge is power and Phil’s research is one of the most powerful works I have ever seen on the issue of the intent of the states at the time and what really happened back in 1913.
As the income tax becomes more and more oppressive, Americans are becoming desperate for any replacement. Be careful what you wish for – especially any alternative taxing scheme which will only continue to feed the unconstitutional Federal Reserve banking system. No direct taxation is needed to fund the federal government. Not a penny of your income tax, whether you are a Democrat, Republican or any other party, funds the federal government. That “bacon” being brought home to your district by your favorite Congress-critter is done through borrowing – debt heaped on the backs of your children and grandchildren for all their lives.
Your federal income tax dollars are also hijacked in “transfer payments” to the World Bank, the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund – all grossly unconstitutional. There isn’t a scintilla of authorization in Art. 1, Sec. 8 of the U.S. Constitution that allows Congress to steal from you to ship hundreds of billions to foreign banks, organizations or governments.
I would respectfully encourage everyone to read “Why an Income Tax is Not Necessary to Fund the Federal Government.” It is crucial that Americans understand the money trail. None of these so called “alternative” taxing schemes will do anything other than allow Congress to continue to steal from you and your children to fund their borrowing from the privately owned Federal Reserve banking system – the most insidious swindle of the American people in the history of this country.
It is absolutely imperative that the American people educate themselves on these sinister mechanisms destroying this country. Once they understand how we’ve been had and that their income tax dollars don’t fund the government as they’ve been led to believe, hopefully we will see Congress cleaned out in the next election and true constitutionalists elected who will rationally and intelligently abolish these two systems. Then watch this nation once again flourish.
If this doesn’t happen, we will see the utter and complete collapse of our monetary system. History tells us this is the only outcome of a debauched currency. It’s just a matter of time.