So let´s briefly examine the following fifteen commonly held BELIEFS that MOST Americans BELIEVE to be "true for a fact" and separate BELIEF from REALITY.
Is that you live in a democracy. After all, doesn´t our own
president keep referring to America as a "democracy" whose job it is to make the
whole WORLD "safe for democracy"? The FACT is that America is NOT a democracy
and never HAS been. America is a REPUBLIC. Article 4, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution
states: "the United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a REPUBLICAN
Form of Government". You pledge allegiance "... to the REPUBLIC for which it
stands UNDER GOD..." The word "democracy" does NOT appear in the
Constitution, the constitutions of any of the 50 states, or the Declaration of
Independence. ALL democracies throughout history have died when a majority of the public
realized they could vote themselves their "FAIR SHARE" of the benefits from the
public trough. Samuel Adams, Father of the American Revolution, stated: "Democracy
never lasts long. It soon wastes itself. there never was a democracy yet that did not
commit suicide". It´s not America´s job to make the whole WORLD "safe
for democracy". Democracy isn´t SAFE ! It´s America´s job to defend
and protect our constitutional God Given/Inspired REPUBLIC.
THE HYPOCRISY OF DEMOCRACY
Is that the GOVERNMENT grants us our rights, such as our
"right" to a good education, and that the job of the COURTS is to defend our
rights FOR us. The FACT is, YOUR rights come from GOD, not from ANY creation of MAN.
It´s NOT the job of the court, your Congressman or anyone ELSE to assert and defend
YOUR God-given rights, it´s YOUR job. It´s the COURT´s job to merely see
that JUSTICE is EQUALLY served.
Is that the Federal Reserve System is a government agency. The FACT is
that the Federal Reserve is a PRIVATE, FOR PROFIT corporation, as confirmed by the 9th
Circuit Court when it ruled on June 24, 1982 in the case LEWIS vs. United States:
"We conclude that the [Federal] Reserve Banks are NOT federal...
but are independent, PRIVATELY owned... corporations... without day to day direction from
the federal government".
The Federal Reserve in no more FEDERAL than Federal Express. You won't
find it listed in the phone book under GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. You´ll find it in the
WHITE pages along with OTHER private businesses. The Federal Reserve pays ZERO federal and
state income tax, just PROPERTY taxes on its buildings, and has NEVER to this day been
fully audited by the General Accounting Office (GAO). And there are NO reserves, as the
Boston Federal Reserve Bank admits in its publication "PUTTING IT SIMPLY":
"When you or I write a check there must be sufficient funds in our
account to cover that check, but when the Federal Reserve writes a check, it is creating
Under fractional reserve banking, the "Fed" creates money out
of THIN AIR by LENDING it into circulation FULL face value PLUS INTEREST. Since FUTURE
loans must be issued to CREATE the money to PAY this interest, the federal debt can NEVER
mathematically be repaid, in spite of all the political rhetoric.
Is that inflation is a NATURAL and unavoidable phenomenon. The TRUTH is
that inflation is ENGINEERED as each new paper lent dollar into circulation REDUCES the
value of all dollars ALREADY in existence. Experience has taught the "Fed" that
a 5% annual DEVALUATION of the money supply can be consistently maintained without
alarming the public. To date, this insidious tax has gradually ROBBED Americans of over
90% of their purchasing power, thereby generating TRILLIONS of dollars in profits to the
private banking monopoly that RENTS us our money supply.
Is that our government owes the currently $5.5 TRILLION dollar debt to
ITSELF. Of course if that were TRUE, the government could simply FORGIVE itself its OWN
DEBT and START OVER ! the fact is that the government owes the debt to the Federal Reserve
System. Or, more accurately, to the mostly FOREIGN FAMILIES who lobbied certain
Congressmen to RAMROD through the Federal Reserve Act back in 1913 and to this day
comprise Class "A" voting STOCKHOLDERS of the Federal Reserve System.
Is that the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution - the so
called "INCOME TAX" amendment - AUTHORIZED the income tax. Not according to the
SUPREME COURT, it didn´t ! The high court ruled in 1916 in STANTON vs. BALTIC MINING
- a case that has NEVER been overturned - that the 16th Amendment conferred,
and I quote:
"... no new power of taxation".
Imagine that ! The highest court in the land ruling that the 16th
changed absolutely NOTHING ! Why not ? Because the 16th Amendment did NOT
REPEAL Article 1, Section 2 Clause 3 or Article 1, Section 9, Clause 4 of the
Constitution, which absolutely FORBID Congress from DIRECTLY taxing a U.S. citizen ! So
why WAS the 16th written? to create the ILLUSION of a new authority to directly
tax U.S. citizens, an illusion upon which the IRS still relies.
And so it seems BEYOND obvious to say so - is that the purpose of the
income tax is to raise revenue to pay for the day-to-day operations of the federal
government. Not according to the Grace Commission. On January 15, 1984, this
private-sector, blue ribbon committee, impaneled by President Ronald Reagan to find ways
to cut government spending, stated in their final report to the president:
"... 100% of what is collected is absorbed SOLELY by interest on
the Federal Debt... all individual income tax revenues are gone BEFORE one NICKEL is spent
on the service taxpayers expect from government".
The FACT is that not ONE DOLLAR of personal income tax collected by the
IRS goes to pay for government services, but actually goes to pay the INTEREST on our
"DEBT" to the Federal Reserve.
Then why ARE income taxes collected? Again let´s hear the TRUTH
directly from the source. In a paper titled "Taxes For Revenue Are Obsolete",
published in the January 1946 issue of AMERICAN AFFAIRS, Beardsley Ruml, then Chairman of
the powerful New York branch of the Federal Reserve System, revealed:
"... the most important SINGLE purpose to be served by the
imposition of federal taxes is the maintenance of a dollar which has stable purchasing
power over the years. "Without the use of federal taxation, all other means of
stabilization... are unavailing".
In other words, the TRUE purpose of the income tax is to maintain
economic CONTROL. By siphoning off excess dollars from circulation, the inflation -
perhaps even the hyperinflation - that would ordinarily result from issuing too much PAPER
money can be masked. Now you know the truth BEHIND the income tax.
Is that the Internal Revenue Code is so bewildering in it´s
complexity that it´s beyond the comprehension of mere mortals.
That´s simply not true. In fact, I´ve given the code to
several TWELVE-YEAR-OLDS to read and they had NO problem understanding it at ALL !
It´s written in plain English. To understand the code, you simply start with the
INDEX. If you´re involved in activities relating to, for example, gifts, trusts,
estates or the manufacture of alcohol or tobacco products, go to those chapters and locate
the LIABILITY statutes to see what you´re required to file and pay. However, if
you´re NOT involved in those activities, you´re not the "TAXPAYER" of
those taxes and can IGNORE those chapters completely. Repeated warnings from the
government and the media have probably led you to BELIEVE that EVERYONE has a requirement
to file income tax returns and owes their "FAIR SHARE" of the income tax whether
they LIKE paying it or not. Otherwise, why would MILLIONS of blank Form 1040´s be
piled up each spring in post offices and libraries across America? Why else would the IRS
MAIL one to MILLIONS of American homes each year? So does EVERYONE owe the income tax? Who
DID Congress make liable ? Was it YOU ? To see where Congress made the U.S. Citizen
working within the fifty states liable for the tax on his OWN "INCOME", simply
read chapters through six of the code which cover the tax on "INCOME" and locate
the corresponding liability statute. GOOD LUCK, because it doesn´t EXIST ! You can
scan the ENTIRE code by computer on a CD-ROM or on-line on the Internet:
(http://TeamInfinity.com/~ralph/code/t26.html) and I GUARANTEE you won´t find it.
THOUSANDS have looked with a fine tooth comb and it´s just NOT THERE. If you do not
BELIEVE me, try it YOURSELF. The ONLY liability of the U.S. Citizen is when WITHHOLDING
from a FOREIGNER or when working OVERSEAS in a FOREIGN country under a current tax treaty
with the U.S. Now, your tax professional may point to code section 1 which imposes the
income tax on "individuals", but research the underlying Treasury regulations
for code section 1 and you will discover that the "individual" referred to is
one with FOREIGN source income ONLY ! Which is why, as outrageous as it may sound, it is
absolutely CORRECT to state that, unless in receipt of FOREIGN source income, you are not
NOW paying the income tax nor have you EVER paid one DIME in income tax your entire LIFE !
But how could this POSSIBLY be true since you´ve always filed Form 1040, most likely
because you BELIEVE, and this is...
Is that the IRS intended Form 1040 to be used by ALL working Americans
to report their income. Not according to the Department of the Treasury which supervises
the IRS. Treasury Department Decision 2313 issued on March 21, 1916, states:
"The responsible heads, agents, or representatives of NONRESIDENT
ALIENS... shall make a full and complete return of the INCOME there-from on Form 1040...".
As further proof, under the 1980 Paperwork Reduction Act, Congress made
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the watchdog required to approve ANY government
agency form that asks for information from a U.S. citizen. According to the OMB and the
National Office of the IRS, the REQUIRED form for a U.S. Citizen to use to report income
is NOT Form 1040, it´s Form 2555, titled "FOREIGN Earned Income". The top
of the Form 2225 says "attach to front of Form 1040". Form 1040 "U.S.
Individual Income Tax Return" is merely a SUPPLEMENTAL worksheet to the REQUIRED Form
2555, which states "for use by U.S. Citizens...".
Apparently the IRS DOES know the difference between an
"INDIVIDUAL" and a "CITIZEN". Sure, you´ve been filing and
signing Form 1040 all along, swearing under penalties of perjury that everything listed on
it IS income to you REGARDLESS of its source, foreign or otherwise. And since committing
perjury would be a FELONY, the IRS is correct in PRESUMING that you have
sworn to tell the TRUTH. Which is why they don´t tear up your 1040 and mail your
check back with a letter explaining your mistake. Now you understand the REAL meaning of
"VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE"! So if you haven´t been paying the INCOME tax, what
HAVE you been paying? You´ve been paying the EMPLOYMENT tax, otherwise known as the
WAGE or SOCIAL SECURITY tax. The EMPLOYMENT TAX is found in chapters twenty-one through
twenty-five of the code, and has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with the income tax under the
law. And who is liable for the EMPLOYMENT TAX? the "EMPLOYEE", a legally defined
term with in the law. So is EVERYONE who works for someone else AUTOMATICALLY an
"EMPLOYEE"? No, only working VOLUNTEERS. Those who VOLUNTEERED to apply for a
Social Security Number. Those who VOLUNTEER to use that number to build up credits towards
retirement and other federal benefits. Those who VOLUNTEER to sign a Form W-4
"Employee´s Withholding ALLOWANCE Certificate" and ALLOW taxes to be
withheld from their paycheck. Which leads us to...
That submitting the W-4 is REQUIRED by law. It´s NOT ! The fact IS
that there is NO law requiring ANY worker to execute a Form W-4. It´s STRICTLY
ELECTIVE. Of course, it APPEARS mandatory, since most employers won´t hire you
without one. why not ? Because they´ve NEVER read the ACTUAL LAW, so they BELIEVE
it´s required. The W-4 is a PERMISSION SLIP that allows an "EMPLOYER" -
another legally defined term - to withhold taxes from an "EMPLOYEE". So is
EVERYONE who hires others AUTOMATICALLY an "EMPLOYER"? No, only one who has
signed Form SS-4 "Application For Employer Identification Number". As you may
have guessed now, THAT´s not required either ! After all, an application is ALWAYS
voluntary, isn´t it? Otherwise, there´d be no reason to apply! The proper
paperwork to STOP tax withholding in the workplace is explained in 26 Code of Federal
Regulations, section 1.1441-5 and in IRS Publication 515, which in speaking to the
withholding agent states:
"If an individual gives you a written statement stating that he or
she is a CITIZEN or RESIDENT of the United States, and you do not know OTHERWISE, you do
NOT have withhold tax".
Imagine THAT ! One who hires other does NOT need to be an unpaid
bookkeeper for the federal government! And a worker doesn´t HAVE to give the
government an interest-free loan. Since everyone asks for your Social Security Number, you
probably BELIEVE and this is...
That you are REQUIRED to obtain a number for yourself and your child.
Not true and NEVER has been. The fact IS, as the Social Security Administration readily
admits in its standard form letter to ANYONE who asks:
"The Social Security Act does NOT require a person to have a Social
Security number in order to live and work in the United States, nor does it require a
[number] simply for the sake of having one".
Title 42 of the United States Code, Section 405(B)(i) states under
Subsection (II) that Social Security Numbers are assigned:
"... to and individual who is an APPLICANT for or recipient of
There´s NO law that REQUIRES a U.S. citizen to obtain or use a
number, or to get one for their child. Shocked? It gets worse. the IRS can´t even
establish a record in their computer systems (by law) for any entity that does NOT
volunteer to number itself, whether a corporation, a partnership or a natural person.
Which is why those choose NOT to apply for a Social Security are non-taxpayers and are
NEVER contacted by the IRS their entire LIVES!
Is that the law REQUIRES EVERYONE to join Social Security and pay Social
Security taxes, and that NO one could possibly ever QUIT Social Security. This is perhaps
the BIGGEST deceit of all. Walter E. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Economics at
George Mason University, wrote:
"All we have to do now is to inform the public that the payment of
social security taxes is VOLUNTARY and watch the mass exodus".
Especially when they fully realize the impact of what Dorcas Hardy,
former Commissioner of Social Security, wrote in the December 1995 issue of Reader´s Digest:
"There is no prospect that today´s younger workers will
receive all the Social Security and Medicare benefits currently promised them".
Tens of THOUSANDS of well informed U.S. citizens have ALREADY quit
Social Security - 100% LEGALLY - by submitting an Affidavit of Revocation and Rescission
to Secretary of the Treasury, REVOKING their VOLUNTARY application for a Social Security Number.
Based upon MOST Americans´ ingrained fear of audits, is that you
MUST produce your books and records when summoned to appear before the IRS. Not according
to the courts. On July 28, 1969, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Cummings
stated in the case U.S. v. Dickerson:
"Only the rare taxpayer would be likely to know that he could
REFUSE to produce his records to IRS agents...
"Who would believe the ironic truth that the COOPERATIVE taxpayer
fares much WORSE than individual who relies upon his constitutional RIGHTS".
The fact IS that the 4th and 5th Amendments to the
U.S. Constitution PROTECT your right to privacy in your books and records and your right
NOT to be compelled to be a witness AGAINST yourself in a criminal action.
Is that the IRS has the lawful authority to levy upon the paycheck or
bank account of a U.S. citizen. Not according to the Internal Code (Title 26) Section
6331, titled "Levy and Distraint", paragraph (a) states:
"Levy may be made upon the accrues salary or wages of any OFFICER,
EMPLOYEE, or ELECTED OFFICIAL of the United States, [or] the District of Columbia...".
No mention of the U.S. Citizen, is there? Of course, that wouldn´t
stop the IRS from levying YOU, would it?
Our FINAL belief is that, given the horror stories you´ve seen and
heard, if YOU were to decide to take a stand for YOUR rights and were to STOP "DOING
BUSINESS" with the IRS, you´d be on your own with no support or assistance
available. Fortunately, this too is false. Out of a profusion of so-called
"un-tax" and "de-tax" groups that rely upon untested theories,
unproven arguments and "silver bullets", there has emerged ONE prestigious,
national organization which serves no other purpose than to actively promote the study of
the law and to assist its members in the assertion of their rights in accordance with the
law, ESPECIALLY when dealing with the IRS and the state taxing agencies.
It´s called the Save-A-Patriot Fellowship, and has been in
CONTINUOUS existence since 1984 at the same physical location - 12 Carroll Street in
Westminster, Maryland - and has members in all fifty states.
Our members are aware that various government agencies - and the IRS in
PARTICULAR - are systematically infringing upon individual rights; that this infringement
is often a direct result of inadequately trained government employees who are more
concerned with adhering to administrative "POLICY" than to the written law
itself; and that such policy often runs counter to the constitutional LIMITS that are
imposed on the government.
As the result of YEARS of dedicated legal research, correspondence and
even legal BATTLES with the IRS, our staff has ALREADY sorted through what would take the
AVERAGE person a LIFETIME to figure out on his or her own.
Our association recognizes the necessity of raising revenues through
taxation but ALSO recognizes that this necessity has provisions in the LAW and that the
government in meeting its exigencies may NOT extend its activities BEYOND the law.
The Fellowship is therefore NOT a "tax protest" group, but is a First Amendment association dedicated
to confining IRS and other government personnel within the law AS IT IS ACTUALLY WRITTEN.
When someone joins the Fellowship, it is a foregone conclusion that they
are particularly concerned with the IRS and its propensity to MISAPPLY the law and to
illegally enforce its provisions.
Fellowship members know that the IRS keeps the multitudes in line by
using the news media to plant stories suggesting that resistance is useless and reprisal
is swift and painful. These "reminders" and a lifetime of Pavlovian conditioning
make it difficult for MOST people to take the first break-away step. However, since
Fellowship members have taken the time to EDUCATE themselves and prepare a proper legal
defense, the risk has been removed! The Fellowship provides mutual aid, support, and
assistance to those who wish to assert their rights. This is accomplished in a number of ways.
First, the Fellowship operates
much like an insurance company in that members pledge to assist other members should they
suffer a loss of cash or property. In the event that any member is damaged financially by
the IRS or state taxing agencies as a result of illegal collection practices and
confiscations, the member is reimbursed up to one-hundred and fifty thousand dollars
through a uniform assessment of the membership, currently costing each member just $15 to
$20 dollars per month, a figure which has steadily declined over the years as members
continue to join. This MEMBER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM goes a long way towards removing the fear
of asserting one´s rights in the face of a frequently oppressive taxing authority.
And since the member is REIMBURSED and it´s the IRS that has spent thousands in
PURSUING the member, who has REALLY been damaged? With the financial threat of asserting
one´s Liberty thereby removed, "closet" Patriots are joining the Fellowship
in droves. Welcome to the Constitutional Revivalist Movement !
Second, the Fellowship provides
educational materials and resources in the form of newsletters, videos, audio cassettes,
and books. Our members-only newsletter, "Reasonable Action", has for the past
ten years been regarded by many as one of the most highly respected tax-oriented
publications in the nation.
Third, the Fellowship has
researched and developed legal defensive weapons to protect our members´ Liberty and
Property, and provides assistance via our paralegal and case development departments.
Should the IRS attempt to contact a member, caseworkers are available to handle the
correspondence and to address any improper requests or allegations. 1f the IRS attempts to
move forward with an improper lien or illegal collection action, paralegals are available
Since 1984, the Fellowship has published a flyer titled "Believe It Or Not!" which offers a $10,000 Cash Reward to ANYONE - in or
out of government who can DISPROVE the statements in the flyer To date, not a SINGLE
judge, politician, lawyer, C.P.A. or IRS official has been able to collect the reward, and
MANY have tried.
The research this flyer has spurred has produced MANY en-lightened
C.P.A.´s and tax professionals.
For many years, by using fear of audit and other scare tactics, the IRS
has maintained CONSTANT surveillance over MILLIONS of honest Americans. Now, it´s
time now to reach out and inform the public that our investigation of the IRS ITSELF is
complete. There ARE no more missing puzzle pieces. The picture is complete and it´s
not a pretty one. After viewing it, you may NEVER look at your government the same way again.
It´s time for Americans to take our country back, beginning with
our pocketbooks. For, without our rights to Property asserted and defended, true Liberty
in America can never exist.
If you would like to avail yourself of the opportunity to receive the
finest "adult education" currently available with regards to our constitutional
heritage, including a thorough and accurate analysis of the LIMITED liability of the U S.
citizen for internal taxation, please contact the qualified Independent Representative of
The Save-A-Patriot Fellowship who provided you steered
you to this information and ask about our educational, Limited Membership.
On the other hand, if you or someone you care about needs assistance in
responding properly to a Notice of Deficiency, lien, levy or seizure or to other
correspondence received from the Internal Revenue Service or state taxing agency; or needs
assistance in stopping tax withholding in the workplace; or in quitting Social Security;
or in filing bankruptcy to stop tax collection activity; or with any other tax issue
requiring legal assistance and defense, be sure to inquire about our FULL Membership.
F.Y.I., We in no way object to, disagree with or protest the federal taxing scheme as it currently exists on the books today. In fact, we LOVE every word of it! ... Why? Because it does NOT tax the domestic source income of U.S. citizens living and working within the 50 states of the union! So why would we want to change it, let alone protest it? What's to protest?
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