Our Declaration of Independence spells out the philosophical and moral basis for our form of government. Our Constitution codifies the structures and limits of that government.
It has been long held that the unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are effectively the rights of life, liberty and property. To tax any of these unalienable rights is to effectively deprive us of those rights.
This is the reason new babies cannot be “taxed” and that one cannot be forced to pay a tax to remain “free” or to pay a tax to enjoy any other protected right (e.g., to a publish a book, speak in public, assemble with your fellow citizens or transport your property down the road [oops! – we’ll get to that some other time...]
One of the means by which IRS accomplishes its unlawful mission is to deceive us about what the definition of income is and who is actually required to pay it. The word “income” is not defined in the Internal Revenue Code.
As the evidence will show, the Supreme Court has ruled that income is defined as a gain or increase arising from corporate activities. People are not corporations and do not operate under via privileges extended to them by the state or federal governments. Under our system of government the People are the Sovereigns.
What emerges from the evidence are documented examples of how our government attempts to gloss over very important concepts of law and convince everyone that wages and salaries somehow are “income” that can be taxed under the law. In fact, no real gain or profit can accrue from wages and the wages themselves and in any event, do not arise from “sources” that the federal government has constitutional jurisdiction to tax.
The constitutional limitations on income taxes apply equally to the so-called FICA or payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare.
Perhaps most troubling is the lack of distinction between our current income tax and a “slave tax”, or system of “peonage” which confiscates the labor of the persons being held in involuntary servitude, which beyond morally repugnant under natural law, is now outlawed explicitly by the 13th Amendment.
The questions examine closely the problems posed by a mandatory tax on wages and the Constitution’s prohibition against involuntary servitude. How can these exist simultaneously?
How can the government tax and confiscate months worth of our labor each year if they are prohibited by the Constitution from holding the People as slaves? Is this not a distinction without a difference?
Is the income tax system voluntary or not? Are we slaves or not?
A final thought:
Consider that in our form of government the People are the Sovereigns. The limited powers granted the federal government flow from the People.
But consider that for the People to grant a power to the government, they must first rightfully possess that power themselves. For instance, the People cannot grant the government true, bona fide legal authority to steal or rape because the People themselves do not possess this legal (or natural) right.
How is it then that the People have purportedly consented to convey to the U.S. government the right to effectively enslave fellow citizens when the People, in fact, have no such right to make “peons” of our fellow citizens?
Can the People morally and legally empower through vote, or Constitution a government that can unilaterally confiscate the property or labor of another natural person when the People in fact have no such legal or moral right?
Does wrapping this alleged power in millions of words in thousands of pages of “legaleze” diminish this argument? Does the majority of the many have a moral or legal authority “to vote” to confiscate the labor of the few?