Like me, you may have been taught in school that the 16th Amendment authorized Congress to impose an income tax on the ordinary domestic earnings of the American people. If so, you might enjoy discovering that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the 16th Amendment conferred no new powers of taxation on the national government and anything not taxable by Congress before the adoption of the 16th Amendment (i.e. ordinary domestic earnings of the American people) remained nontaxable after the adoption of the Amendment. Since the Supreme Court stated that just as plainly in its decision as I shared it with you here, why do government school teach something that is not only false, but demonstrably false?
I was an Army Ranger. I did as I was ordered, believing I was serving the interests of my fellow citizens. When I got home I went into law enforcement and willingly put myself in harm’s way for the purpose of assisting my fellow citizens to live with the same freedoms I so greatly cherish. After several years in law enforcement I moved into the private sector, starting my own business. At no time did my commitment to a government by and for the people waiver. For America and its citizens to thrive, government must be a servant of the people. Then, by events I describe in Income Tax: Shattering The Myths, I learned something was amiss. It appeared the government was preying on the American people without the required constitutional authority. As an American citizen I could not stand idly by if such was actually occurring. If the situation was as it appeared, it would mean the U.S. government had breached any semblance of faith with the American people. I had to know.
Thus began 17 years of research during an era in which the internet had not yet matured and virtually nothing I needed was online. I began researching with a passion. As progress was made and things heated up I rented passenger vans and took teams of researchers to various law libraries. Each team of researchers had a list of specific items that needed to be located that day. Some items were easily located. Others, often from the period between 1913 and World War II, would have to be dug out of basement storage by the law librarians (who are amazing professionals). Over the next few weeks a small team of researchers would evaluate the trove of documents, connecting them to other significant statutes, regulations, Treasury Decisions, etc. Some documents were meaningless and tossed in the trash. Others were like striking gold. After the analysis was done we’d make a list of new documents we needed and repeat the process again…and again….and again… When others were not available I’d hit the law library by myself. I honestly can not tell you how many hundreds of hours I spent in law libraries locating, reading, taking notes, and photocopying pages of tax law and related documents.
Digging Into The Tax Code
One of the most arduous task was tracking down parts of a single piece of legislation that, when placed in the Code (i.e. codifying), were scattered far and wide. Imagine a piece of legislation that addresses a single tax. It contains subjects such as 1) upon whom that particular tax is imposed, 2) under what circumstances, and 3) requirements to report, file, and pay. When NARA codified those elements it would often break the original legislation apart and place those elements in different areas of the Code. As an example, the section concerning under what circumstances the tax is imposed would be placed in Chapter 35 of Subtitle D. Upon whom the tax is imposed would be placed in Chapter 3 of Subtitle A. Issues such as reporting, filing, and paying, would be split between Chapters 61 & 62 in Subtitle F. Viewing those element separately, without knowing they came from a single piece of legislation addressing a single tax enacted 60 years ago, it is easy for those elements to be confusing and give the reader a completely false impression as to what a single disjointed portion applies. If you tasked a think tank with devising a method by which the public would never learn the truth about a particular area of law, it’s a good bet this tactic would be a big part of its recommendation.
In short order it became clear something was seriously amiss. But knowing something is amiss is not the same as being able to isolate and identify it. Identifying the broad strokes of the scam took a few years. Assembling and understanding all the constituent parts of the scam, a few years more. Because I know people often reject new information that contradicts a long-held belief, I felt it was important to dot every ‘i’ and cross every ’t’. Accordingly, then began the painstaking work of assembling a catalogue of evidence that would convince even the most ardent skeptic. My initial suspicions were raised by a thimbleful of information. Over time the evidence could fill a cup. Then a bucket. Then a bathtub. Then a lap pool. Eventually ending up filling an Olympic-size swimming pool with facts & law proving the U.S. government is committing the largest financial crime in world history – against its own citizens.
Again I return to the idea that 99.9% of Americans would never follow my path to learn what I and my fellow researchers unearthed. I get it. I just happened to be the right man, at the right place, at the right time, under the right circumstances, with the right skillsets and the passion to do what was required. Of course I didn’t do it alone. Not only did many good people come along side me with their own passion for truth, but there were hundreds of people who came before, uncovering various parts of the truth, but not having enough to see the complete picture.
The Income Tax Myth Shattered
In 2009 I began writing Income Tax: Shattering The Myths. In it I provide unassailable evidence proving what the U.S. government has been doing; knowingly, willfully, and intentionally. I managed to pack everything you need to know into 400 pages. More importantly I’ve laid it out in an easy to understand style so every reader can be confident of his/her knowledge. Also, every statute, regulation, Treasury Decision, Treasury Order, court decisions, etc., appears in the text, as well as in the Index. Furthermore, a “Table of Authorities and Notes” by chapter is provided. These resources are included in the event you choose to verify the factualness of what you learn in Income Tax: Shattering The Myths.