The 4th Amendment to the U.S Constitution provides protection against unlawful searches and seizures of persons and property.
In general, for the government to seize property it must have signed court order. This usually means that some form of litigation or due process has resulted in a judgment against a citizen and the property is being seized to satisfy that judgment.
Unfortunately for the People, the IRS believes it can simply create an administrative request and take the property of its choosing.
In daily practice, the IRS generates large numbers of “levy” and “seizure” “Notices” and sends them to banks, auto companies and employers. These third parties, with little question, take citizens’ property and convey it to the IRS. These are merely “Notices” of levy and seizure and do not the authority of law behind them.
These takings occur without signed court orders and in plain violation of the 4th Amendment protections of property.
Again, it seems as though in tax matters, the Constitution takes a back seat to expediency and efficiency, and unfortunately, results in unlawful abuse.
Given the serious questions of the legitimacy of the tax system presented during this hearing, we must consider once just how far we as a People have let our tax system and our government infringe on the plain constructs and protections of our Constitution.