Section Summary 

Fundamental to our system of justice and due process is the right to not be compelled to provide testimony that may incriminate oneself.

This right is so fundamental that it is reiterated explicitly in the 5th Amendment to our Constitution.  It applies to our papers as well as our spoken testimony.

The quandary in regard to the income tax system arises thus:  How can a citizen be forced, by law, to file and sign a statement (i.e., a tax return) under penalties of perjury regarding one’s income when that statement (and all associated documents and information) may be used in both civil and criminal actions against the citizen.

In fact, the government is well aware of this right and makes only meager efforts to disclose that you have been “advised of your rights” via watered-down versions of the Miranda warnings that appear in the 1040 instruction booklet and verbally if an agent “talks” with you.

Most Americans do not understand the full legal impact of the decision to voluntarily sign this form and send it to the government.

As the evidence will show, the IRS regularly encourages the official use of tax return information to bring civil and criminal charges against citizens.

As the evidence will and testimony will show, the taxpayer finds himself in a “Catch-22.”  If he provides his papers and sworn statements to the government he has “voluntarily” waived his 5th Amendment rights and his return can and will be used against him.  If he fails to file or produce these records upon demand, he is also subject to criminal prosecution.


The final question in this section succinctly summarizes the point:  “Admit that the American People do not have to tolerate an income tax system in which the federal government requires a citizen to give up any Constitutionally protected rights.”