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A Federal Judge Admits 16th Amend. is Void

Friday, September 30, 2005

I like to keep tabs on the "tax-honesty" movement. Recently, they've made quite a bit of progress putting back together the structure of the Internal Revenue Service after Congress tore it apart. They've also proven that taxpayers cannot be compelled by the IRS to turn over personal and private property to the IRS, absent a federal court order. On a personal note, I've looked into the law and I've come to my own conclusions about what is and is not permissible for the federal government to do when it comes to directly taxing the American public. So, this morning I thought I would log onto We the People's web site to see if there was any new news. Boy, was I surprised!

The first article I ran across was titled, 'The Motive, Federal Judge Says Tyranny Changes The Constitution'. The first part of the article compares the amount of money initially collected from American Taxpayers in FY 1913 to the amount collected in FY 2005. While interesting, the best part was down at the bottom of the article:

In March of 2003, just prior to the invasion of Iraq, Donald Sullivan, an active duty Lt. Colonel, and Jeffrey Sullivan, his nephew -- an active duty Sp4 -- sued the government to prevent the application of the armed forces in Iraq unless and until the Congress declared war, in keeping with the war powers clauses of the Constitution.

A hearing for a temporary restraining order was held before the Senior United States District Court Judge James C. Fox. Note: The hearing was scheduled for March 21, 2003, without the knowledge that the war would start on March 20, 2003.

An official transcript of the hearing has been obtained by WTP.

(Right-click on the link above to download it to your computer before opening. 650 KB, .pdf)

I've recreated the most pertinent pages from the above transcript for you to read. In my opinion, it is absolutely amazing:

I believe the treatise that Judge Fox was referring to is titled, The Law That Never Was, Volumes I & II, by Bill Benson. Larry Becraft has written an excellent piece framing what Mr. Benson accomplished:


by Larry Becraft

The National Educator, April 1989

The federal government and its tax agencies, supported by our congressmen, would like for us to believe that the power of the government to tax was greatly changed by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment in February 1913. Having been denied the right to tax incomes by a Supreme Court decision in 1895, Uncle Sam claims that, once this Amendment was ratified, a constitutional deficiency was corrected by the Amendment and that after 1913, it had a legal right to claim a portion of income of every American in taxes.

Ever since the ratification of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments after the Civil War, arguments were made that these amendments were not legally ratified, but nobody ever did enough research to conclusively prove this contention in court. When the Sixteenth Amendment came along, popular support for the amendment and the very light taxes imposed as a consequence of the amendment were sufficient to prevent similar arguments that this amendment was not ratified. It was only when the income tax burden became almost unbearable and tax enforcement and collection turned ruthless that for the first time in American history someone decided to actually research and investigate the question of whether a federal amendment had legally and really been ratified. (Click here to continue)

There you have it. A Federal Judge admits that he has knowledge of fraud committed by the United States government against the American people. What's worse, Judge Fox goes on to say, "I think it's fair to say that it is part of the Constitution of the United States, and I don't think any court would ever -- would set it aside." In other words, the U.S. government is free to carry on defrauding the American public because the Judiciary does not now, nor ever intends to rescue them. May I remind everyone that Judge Fox is bound by oath[1] to protect the Rights of American Citizens. It is his Duty to make right the wrongs committed against the American Citizenry, no matter what the cost might be. Until this happens, we truly do live in tyranny and hopelessness[2]!

1. Article VI, Section 3, U.S. Constitution: "…all judicial Officers … of the United States … shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution")

2. "All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: the United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you." President Bush's 2nd Inaugural Address [transcript of the speech available at USAToday].


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