That's a good question. So let me answer it before you read the story by Chris Carucci on this subject.
The reason is that most of the people in this country haven't taken the time to do the research that Bill Benson did in order to write the book that Chris read. Anyone who has read Bill Benson's book and examined the evidence will never sit on a jury of someone who decides to go to trial for Willful Failure to File.
The Judge will not allow this evidence to be entered in so the jury will never see it. The Defendant will not be allowed to even talk about it or the Constitution and Supreme Court Rulings this book talks about.
Anyone who has ever had face to face meetings with employees of the IRS will soon learn that they are not there to discuss if what they are doing is legal or not. They are just COLLECTION AGENTS. They get paid very well for what they do. I understand that starting salary for IRS employees is $60,000 and goes up to $80, 90 even $100,000 a year. They get paid health care and pension. Do you really think they care if you can afford to pay or not? After all, your voluntary contribution to pay taxes pays their salary, health care and pension benefits.
OK, now read Chris's article.
By Chris Carucci
The Federal Reserve, which is no more Federal than Federal Express, has long since been carrying out strictly enforced laws in regards to the income tax, however, in light of the Tax Honesty movement as well as We The People Foundation, new light is being shed upon this once complex and strung out tax code.
There have been various cases within the Supreme Court defining both income as well as labor, these definitions, and the case names, can help you avoid audits, foreclosures, and most of all, the IRS.
The Amendment to the Constitution that the IRS references to in order to apply their taxing powers is the 16th Amendment, however this Amendment, ruled by the Supreme Court soon after, 'gave congress no new powers to levy taxes'. As it already had these powers within the original framework of The Constitution.
The 16th Amendment - "If you... examine [The 16th Amendment] carefully, you would find that a sufficient number of states never ratified that amendment." (US District Court Judge, James C. Fox, 2003)
The 16th Amendment states; "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration."-
There were 48 states at the given time(1909-1913), ONLY 42 sent a response back, let's take a look at the States that did not legally ratify the Amendment, note that 3/4ths, or 38 States, have to ratify the Amendment to become law.
Texas and Louisiana violated provisions in their state constitutions prohibiting the legislatures from empowering the federal government with any additional taxing authority.
Twelve other states, violated provisions in their constitutions requiring that a bill be read on three different days before voting on it. The States violating their State laws are as follows: Mississippi, Ohio, Arkansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, West Virginia, Indiana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Colorado, and Illinois. Now the number is reduced to states legally ratifying the Amendment.
Now let's subtract JUST those States and figure out how many states are left. 38(approvals not States) minus fourteen equals twenty four. Remember, the legal requirement for ratifying a new Amendment MUST be 3/4ths, or thirty eight, so we now have TWELVE less than legally required. FULL STORY