Monday, January 31, 2011

The Truth about the IRS

I was asked to write an article on the legality of the IRS and more specifically, whether or not it is legal for the Federal government to tax the income of its citizens. To answer this question one needs to understand about the unconstitutional creation of the Federal Reserve Bank and the IRS. I will try to give a brief history lesson into the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank and the IRS, as well as provide links to various websites for those that care to learn more.

Many believe that they are required to pay an "income tax" to a branch of the United States government called "The Internal Revenue Service".  The origins and history  of the IRS shows just how in error these beliefs are. Not only is there no law that requires most Americans to file an individual tax return, but the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wasn't even created by an act of Congress!

Article I, Section 8, Clause 5, of the United States Constitution provides that Congress shall have the power to coin money and regulate the value thereof and of any foreign coins. But that is not the case. The United States government has no power to issue money, control the flow of money, or to even distribute it - that belongs to a private corporation registered in the State of Delaware - the Federal Reserve Bank.

In exchange for financial support for his presidential campaign, Woodrow Wilson's agreed that if elected, he would sign the Federal Reserve Act. In December 1913, while many members of Congress were home for Christmas, the Federal Reserve Act was rammed through Congress and signed by President Wilson. Since the newly appointed Federal Reserve Bank would be creating the money supply and "lending" money to the government with interest, a way to pay the interest needed to be dealt with. President Wilson already had the needed legislation to start collecting taxes on his desk when he signed the Federal Reserve Act. That piece of legislation is known as the 16th Amendment to our Constitution.

The Constitution only allowed direct apportioned taxation amongst the States, so indirect Income Tax was initiated through the 16th Amendment so as to allow Congress to pay the bankers interest on our money and for any other whim.  The 16th Amendment was also pushed through without proper ratification in February of 1913. The 16th Amendment, which created the IRS, was never properly ratified, not even by one state!  So in a very real sense the income tax isn't legal, as many have proclaimed, but try not paying it and see how far you get before the Feds come after you and confiscate everything you own.

Below are several links to web sites you can visit to obtain more in debth information on this topic.

Liberty for Life Association

IRS: the Real facts

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