I (Aaron Russo) set out on a journey to make a film about whether or
not there was a law requiring Americans to pay income tax..or was the
tax a fraud being perpetrated by the federal government.
That same year (1913) bankers committed their second and most
diabolical fraud, they bribed senators to pass the Federal Reserve Act
without a constitutional amendment. They did this during
Christmas Vacation when many senators were home celebrating the
holidays with their families.
"They were very clever and they understood that whoever controlled the money would control the government. Whoever controls the money controlled the government. The government had given away one of its most important powers and now how had to borrow money from them and pay them interest. The bankers won, they knew most politicians would sell their soul for a dollar.
“Give me control of a nations money supply and I care not who makes its laws.” Mayer Rothschild, Pvt. Banker. Now the government would have to borrow money & pay interest which reduced the standard of living and pay a graduated income tax just so the government could pay these bankers.
Woodrow Wilson 1919; “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is now controlled by its system of credit. We are no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and by vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”
Ben Bernake, Federal Reserve Chairman; "The federal reserve was created by congress in 1913 and it was entrusted with the power granted originally to the congress by the US constitution to coin money and regulate the value there-of."
The only difference between the tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.” Mark Twain.
Income tax is illegal because it is not a direct tax or an apportioned tax as the constitution demands.
“The power to tax is the power to destroy,” Supreme court chief Justice John Marshall.
John Turner, an IRS agent spent 3 ½ months trying to find
something that said he could not find the statute that gave the IRS the
authority. He didn’t then nor has he since.
Sherry Jackson, former IRS agent “We the People,” foundation put a full page ad in USA Today in July 2000 offering $50,000 to anyone who could show the law that allowed taxation. Sherry Jackson, former IRS agent thought she would kill two birds with one stone in that she was repeatedly asked about the law and she could use the $50,000. Based on research she did and still doing, she has not found that law despite asking ‘experts’ e.g. congress, IRS commissioners, nobody will answer because if they did then everyone in the US would know it was a fraud.
There is No Law requiring a US citizen to file a 1040.
67 million people do not file a return.
“We the People,” foundation presented a lawsuit against the IRS signed by 3000 people. Bob Schultz founder said income tax was the greatest fraud ever perpetrated against the American worker.
Bob Schulz of “We the People” foundation. “Most people believe that the income tax system is legal and that the revenue of the tax is used in the public interest. However there is a substantial conclusive body of evidence that proves that our income tax system represents the most pernicious form of tyranny. It is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated by a government against the working men and women of America.
Charlie Beal - of ‘We the People Foundation’ “American citizens along with the foundation asked the IRS to specifically provide us with the underlying legal foundation upon which they administer and enforce the income tax in our country.
Marl Everson, IRS commissioner when asked if taxes were legal replied that he had been paying ever since blah blah blah but he never answered the question. He never really answered the question.
Joe Bannister and I (Bob) had a meeting in the White House with President Clinton’s economic adviser Jason Fermon, he accepted the remonstrance for the president, on June 2nd I called and spoke with him, his words were “we have decided that the issue of the legality of the income tax is not a high priority matter with the White House and we will not be participating in any conference on this subject.”
“We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans.” Bill Clinton, March 11, 1993.
Legal opponents of President Bill Clinton were singled out for tax audits.” Paul Breslan, IRS Official from Court Records.
Charlie Beall, “We the People Foundation” American citizens have been asking the IRS to specifically provide them with the underlying legal foundation upon which they administer and enforce the personal income tax laws in our country.“
Dole Hart IRS commissioner. Refused to answer any questions on the matter..
Mark Everson the IRS commissioner gave a bunch of double talk but would not answer the question. Why didn’t he answer the question? Apparently there is no law.
Joe Barrister, “If Americans just learned the IRS was knowingly deceiving them, that would be enough for them to rise up and put a stop to it.”
Roscoe Bartlett (R-MO) said they had secured the agreement of the IRS and the justice department because some of the issues are beyond the preview(?) of the IRS and they would both attend a public symposium where these issues would be formally addressed.
Last thanks giving both the DOJ and the IRS notified congressmen Bartlett they would not be participating. Congressmen Bartlett than waited until late January to informed me (Bob) that he would not be participating.
David Cay Johnston of the NY times ask Terry Lemons “Why won’t the
answer the question set forth in the petitions from the American People?
Aaron: “This is a very chilling remark on the government's use of Brute Force instead of servility and logic.”
Charles Bell, “The Federal Government refuses to provide the American people who are cohesively being subjected to this extraction of their private property without any underlying justification. There is no law, There is no law that requires any US citizen to pay a direct unapportioned tax on their wages in compensation for their services. There is no law.”
Charles Bell served a complaint on behalf of the American people to the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS accepted the claim and said the case had been filed, we will call you with a case number.
On August 31, 2005 federal judge Emmet Sullivan ruled the government does not have to answer to the American people questions, even though it is guaranteed in the First Amendment.
Our courts have made a decision that the government does not have to show the law that it enforces and the press has never reported on this. Have we given this judge the authority to overrule the constitution, the very foundation of American rights?
“None are more hopelessly enslaved then those who falsely believe they are free,” Goethe.
Ronald Reagan: “I believe that in both spirit and substance our tax system has come to be un-American.. Death and taxes may be inevitable but unjust taxes are not.”
The Grace Commission reports, “100% of what is collected is absorbed strictly by interest on the federal debt. All individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on purposes taxpayers expect from the government.”“The purpose of income tax is not to raise revenue but to redistribute wealth and to control society,” G Edward Griffin. “We should not want the income tax for several reasons, one; is it the instrument of totalitarianism, it is the means by which the government can use to manipulate people, and put into a position of servitude.
We should not want the income tax for several reasons reason. One is it is the instrument of totalitarianism. The means by which the government can manipulate people, and put you into a condition of servitude.
Catharine Austin, former assistant Secretary of housing: Every year you
give the government a form that if you lie could get you into
prison. And under the law they give you a statement back telling
what they did with your money. Fiscal 1999 military had 1.1
trillion dollars of un-accountable adjustments... One year later
the number was 2.3 trillion. (Now, under the new administration it is
Aaron called the IRS (in Washington DC) & spoke to Anthony Burke
in media relations & he explained that no one would go on TV to
discuss taxes but he said he would call back. He did, but only
with a list of other people to call..
Meet the Tax Experts
State Rep Phil Hart (R-Idaho) said that there was no law that requires
paying income tax.
Supreme Court in Stanton verses Baltic Mining, “the provisions of the
16th amendment conferred no new form of taxation.”
The New York Times Jan 25th 1916. “In substance, the court holds
that the 16th amendment did not empower the Federal Government to levy
a new tax.
Jan Lindsey, former FBI Agent said there is nothing in the IRS code that allows them to seize property.
Sheldon Cohen, former Commissioner Author/Tax code agreed to an
Aaron (narrating) that was a complete perversion of logic.
Traffic laws state that it is mandatory to stop at a (red) traffic
light, the IRS code says it is voluntary to comply.
“Your income tax is a 100% voluntary tax and your liquor tax is a 100% enforced tax. The situation is as different as night and day.” –Dwight E Avis, Head of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division, Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Back to the interview
Aaron, “So can the government criminally prosecute you for whatever
you put on your 1040?”
Aaron ‘The commissioner wants us to believe that although the IRS demands you fill out the 1040 and you can go to jail for it that they are not violating your rights of self incrimination. That is absurd.’
Back to the interview
Aaron, “Isn’t it true that the word ‘income’ is not defined anywhere
the revenue code?”
Aaron, ‘Do you remember what constructional Attorney Edwin Verra
said? “The definition of income in the constitution was given in
the Iseman verses Montgomery case, and it turns on gains or profits
that were made with some activity.”
So the supreme court has ruled, income is not wages or labor, it is gains from corporate activity.
Aaron, “I believe that a man’s labor is his private property.”
Sheldon, “That’s your view, but it is not the law..”
The Supreme court has even said that your labor is your private property.
“Chief among such contracts is that of personal employment by which labor and other services are exchanged for money or other forms of property.” Coppage v. Kansas, 236 U.S. 1, 14(1914)
Aaron, “In 1916 we had the Brashire and the Stanton Case which
said the 16th amendment gave the government no new power.”
Larken Rose, tax Honesty, “and it came up again in a case called Peck v Lowe where the supreme court said the 16th amendment did not extend congresses taxing power to any new or accepted subjects. In other words if you weren’t taxable before the 16 you weren’t taxable after the 16th .”
Aaron, “Today I interview a juror who sat on a case and the found person not guilty for lack of filing, OK, and I asked her why they found them not guilty and she said because the IRS couldn’t show us the law that made him liable to file a 1040.”
Marcella Brooks, Juror ‘shortened’ “the IRS couldn’t show us the law.”
Sheldon, “Title 26 requires you to file a return.”
Aaron, I can’t believe what I just heard. Remember he said earlier that the internal revenue code was authorized by the 16th amendment? Remember the Supreme Court said the 16th amendment did not give the government any new taxing power. These decisions have never been overturned.
Aaron, “Can the lower courts overturn the supreme court?”
He’s right, I don’t believe him and neither should you. He wants us to believe we should obey the IRS code which is being enforced in violation of the many supreme court decisions.
Sheldon, “thank you but I think we are finished. I’m sorry that you constantly re-argue the point. — Supreme Court decisions are inapplicable”
Aaron, He just said the supreme court decisions do not apply to the IRS. That is the behavior you would expect from a totalitarianism country, maybe China or Russia or Cuba, not from America.. They are just making up the law as they go along. Now I knew the tax honesty movement was right. The IRS thrives on intimidation and fear, not by law. It is no different then a criminal protection racket using force to extract your money from you. Then the former IRS commissioner, now working at a prestigious NY law firm, threatens me.
Sheldon, in Yiddish, “nothing will help you.”
There is no law that requires you to pay income tax.
IRS agent Craner and Ken Dorly also an IRS investigator(in a discussion
about a court case) with Whitey Harrell
During the trial they ask the agent Craner if he wrote any of this down and he looked right at the defense attorney and said no he didn’t, a lie; as it clearly is in the video. Craner was under oath, yet he was clearly lying in court, the judge could see it, and nothing was done.
Whitney, to Craner “Under what is the requirement, that you claim, I’m
required to do these things and the requirement under the regulations
is what section?” – What particular acts are we discussing here
that you claim I’m liable to do?”
The prosecutor in the trial had no come-back so he started slandering Mr Harold.
Sherry Jackson, Former IRS Agent, “They are calling us tax cheats, they are calling us fanatics, they are calling us weird-o’s. I don’t care what you call me but I have one question, ‘Where is the law? Show me the law”
Larken Rose, Tax honesty, “They can’t let this turn into a rational debate because if they do they will lose it. So they have to insult people to say it is frivolous.”
When it came time for deliberations the Judge told the Jury, “I will give you the law.” He never did, even when asked again during deliberations. The Jury found the defendant not-guilty.
In 2004 the IRS arrested IRS agent Joseph Bannister for telling people the truth about the income tax laws. The Jury obviously agreed with Joe.
But what does the media say? “Tax Evaders Win a Case Over I.R.S.”
24 people were charged by the IRS in a single court case and won in court because the IRS cannot show the statute that required filing an income tax return. The IRS doesn’t do trials with multiple parties anymore because the defendants are able to pool their money and get good representation. They prefer to rule by intimidation.
TV show 60 minutes interviewing Charles Rossotti, Former IRS commissioner, “When the matter is put to the test which means in court and enforcement action, there is %100 success rate in shooting down these arguments.
Jennifer Long, IRS agent, “The mafia has a code and they follow it and it is a code of honor, but the IRS has no code of honor.”
“The IRS selectively audited taxpayers who were poor and vulnerable...They routinely fabricated evidence against taxpayers...They encouraged agents to ‘stick it’ to taxpayers.” Jennifer Long, IRS agent.
Judge Dawson a federal judge presiding over the Irwin Schiff tax case who denied Erwin the ability to prove to a jury that there was no law that required Americans to pay an income tax. He denied Irwin the right to prove his case by stating, “I will not allow the law in my courtroom!” That the judge made sure the government never had to show the law is written by telling the jury “You must follow the law as I give it to you.”
The lower courts will not allow citizens, especially in tax cases, to bring in supreme cases as evidence for their cases.
Irwin, ”but the supreme court said...”
Here is a federal judge railroading an American citizen by saying supreme court decisions are irrelevant. Again, nothing from the press, defending our freedoms.
Irwin Schiff was found guilty and sentenced to thirteen years in prison for a non-crime.
“The pages of history shine on instances of the jury’s exercise of its prerogative to disregard instructions of the judge...” U.S. v. Dougherty
Check how the US screwed over JOE Lewis after he was being so gracious
of donating his fees.
The IRS raided a couples home (John Colaprete, “Jewish Mother” Owner) simply because their bookkeeper said they were drug dealers and tax cheats. That is the only thing the IRS went on for a raid to their business. They raided 4 locations besides going to John’s home and literally pulling him out of the shower. They wouldn’t allow the family (wife and daughter) privacy to get dressed. The government kept everything they took in the raid in a van and wouldn’t allow any of it to be returned for 5 months. The IRS filed no charges, they just kept everything. They drove the business into the ground, the daughter lost her collage fund.
Our freedoms stopped when America adopted one of the major planks of the communist manifesto, a centralized bank. The very same people that back the federal reserve also back the graduated income tax a second part of the Communist manifesto.
Aaron speaking to 20 year Congressmen Dr. Ron Paul whom he thought to
be an honest and sincere man and thought he would be very
helpful. “Who owns the Federal Reserve?”
Michael Ruppert, Investigator/Author, “The government borrows money from a private corporation using the name ‘Federal’ & the United States on it and then it pays back to the Fed which is owned by private banks that we don’t know who all those private banks are but the money is paying back to the private bankers is the money that comes from you and me. The Federal Reserve is no more Federal than Federal Express. I’ve never seen a full list of ownership for the Fed, I don’t think anybody has.
Why does the government borrow money from a bank when it has the authority to make its own, interest free?
Catherine Austin Fitts, former Asst. Secretary of Housing, “The government works for a private bank and the private bank works for its owners....The true masters.”
Ruppert, “People talk to me about the problem of republican verses democrat but they don’t get it. I said look, here is the way to look at it, It is organized crime. All you do is call the Republicans the Genovese and the Democrats the Gambinos... The people at the top treat it like a crap game. It is their crap game and they are making lots of money. Occasionally at the table somebody shoots each other but the moment anything threatens their crap game they all unite to protect it....They are both controlled by the same financial and corporate interest.
G. Edward Griffin, Author, Creature from Jekyll Island, “Once the banks get into the picture and they form a partnership with the government the government gives them the legal power to create ‘bank’ issued money backed by the cohesive power of government to require everybody to accept that bank money.”
Franklin Sanders, Author/Tax Honesty, “In the course of the last century they have converted this nation from independent freeholders to a nation of employees and they are just one step away from being serfs.
Ruppert, “Most people spend the great bulk of their money for taxes, interest and inflation. All of that money goes to these two groups that comprise the cartel and their partner the federal government, it is not a coincidence.
Aaron, “so if congress used its legal authority to shut down the Federal Reserve System, the American people would be much better off."
“The government should create, issue and circulate all the currency. Creating and issuing money is the supreme prerogative of government and its greatest creative opportunity. Adopting these principles will save the taxpayers immense sums of interest and money will cease to be the master and become the servant of humanity.” -Abraham Lincoln
Rupport, “Young people today are conditioned practically from the cradle on up to think that credit is a wonderful thing. You don’t want to damage your credit, you want to do what you can so that you can go to the bank and get a good loan."
Fitts, “The decision was made, lets get all the debt up, lets move the jobs abroad and instead of re-engineering your skills we are going to dumb down America so the middle class will disappear.”
What really most of the people in America have come to be is ‘food’ for the debt machine.
New bankruptcy laws now make it impossible to get out of debt, debtors prison. Credit card interest rates 20% & higher...The Democrats and Republicans work with the banks...
“If the American people ever allow the banks to control the issuance of their currency, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property, until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” -Thomas Jefferson
The value of the dollar today is about 4¢ despite what the media
and congress tells you.
“Wake up, you idiots! Whatever made you think paper was so valuable?” -Kurt Vonnegut, Galapagos
“Paper is poverty...it is only the ghost of money and not money itself.” Thomas Jefferson
The Federal Reserve has taken control of the US Gold supply, they claim they are just ‘holding’ it.
Neither the president nor the congress has any control over this (banking) cartel, they just have the appearance of control.
Aaron, “The Federal bankers have swindled America., again not a word from the press”
Ron Paul, “ I can’t cite a law (that you are required to file a 1040) but if ‘they’ think it is a law, they have all the guns [well, not yet], it is an authoritarian approach.”
“I sincerely believe the banking institutions having the issuing power of money, are more dangerous to liberty than standing armies.” -Thomas Jefferson
Griffin, “You must understand the Federal Reserve is a cartel made up of major banks of America and they are the ones running the show, not the Federal government.”
“Who controls money controls the world.” -Henry Kissinger, Council on Foreign Relations
link I added: http://tvnewslies.org/tvnl/index.php/editorial/jesse-richards-commentary/8044-video-ron-paul-is-not-alone-finally-senators-speak-honestly-about-the-federal-reserve.html
Edwin Vieira, Prof. Constitutional Law, “The powers that be in the system, the financial interests are able to exercise a disproportionate amount of influence, not only on the economic structure of the country but the political structure.”
President Bush has signed executive orders giving him sole authority to
impose marital law and suspend habeas corpus. This gives him
dictatorial power over the people, without any check and balances.
Peter Defazio, Rep (D-OR), “This would be like the ultimate reaching of government reaching into our personal health lives which would be unbelievable not even our government some bureaucratic defuse multinational secretive government.”
Executive Order #10999 allows the government to take over all modes of
transportation. signed by JOHN F. KENNEDY.
Congressman Sensenbrenner’s bill (HR 1528) requires you to spy on your neighbors, including wearing a wire. Refusal would be punishable by a mandatory prison sentence of at least two years.
“The government claims the power to seize all financial instruments: currency, gold, silver and everything else if they deem an emergency exists. -Treasury department Letter, August 12, 2005
There are 190 countries in the world. America has bases in 130 of them.
The Patriot Act permits: Secret FBI and police searches of your home
“The constitution is just a goddamn piece of paper.” -George
W. Bush Nov. 2005, Capitol Hill Blue Room.
During the 1990's President Clinton monitored millions of private phone calls placed by U.S. citizens. He did this under a secret program code named Echelon. The widespread use of wiretapping Americans during the Clinton administration proves this practice was not started because of 9/11 but is standard procedure.
What happens if your own government is using more force, more coercion on its own citizens for the purpose of achieving its own political ends. Is that government engaging in terrorism?
During the flood of New Orleans our government went door to door illegally confiscating civilians weapons.
James Bovard, Author, Lost Rights, “We are losing our rights to property pretext to seize it using the power of eminent domain, the asset forfeiture laws have proliferated, it is easier for prosecutors to come and seize your property even though they have no evidence that you have done anything wrong, innocence doesn’t matter that much because it is very convenient for the government.
Griffin, “ what is being sold to the American people today as Americanism, if you peel off the label you find so much similarity to what we were fighting against communism and Nazism and fascism.”
Aaron, “now they want a national ID card and there will be check
This law, known as the “Real ID Act,” takes effect in May. 2008.
The bill mandates that all driver’s licenses contain “common readable technology.” RFID
Aaron, “The ID cards are not about defeating terrorism as much as they are about controlling American people.”
Katherine Albrecht, author: Spy chips. RFID chips are the size of a grain of sand or smaller and can transmit information (such as in ID #) a short distance. While it was initially envisioned to be put on every piece of merchandise sold in the US it has already been implanted in humans.
FT.com US group implants electronic tags in workers...
Fox News Washington- A massive database that the government will use to monitor every purchase made by every citizen is a necessary tool in the war on terror, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
Katherine Albecht, Kraft cream cheese as well as razor blades have been tagged without the knowledge of the consumer. They are even talking about putting RFID on money.
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their forehead: and that no man might buy or sell save he had the mark.” Revelation 13:16
Clinton Eugene Curtis, computer Programmer at a congressional hearing,
Voting machine manufacturers refuse to allow anyone to see the source code.
Without paper ballots the honesty of any election cannot be verified
Question: ..."Do you have an opinion on whether or not the Ohio election was hacked?"
Curtis, “Yes, I would say it was.”
2004 Ohio Precinct exit poll data shows virtually irrefutable evidence of vote miscount. National Elections data Archive.
Michael Ruppert, Investigator/author. “Anyone that trusts a voting machine needs to have their head examined."
“Integrity of 2006 elections cannot be ensured.” -Government Accountability Office
“Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” Josef Stalin, Russian Dictator
“The new world order will be built...an end run on national
sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece will accomplish much more than
the old fashioned frontal assault.”
“We will have world government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether world Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.” Paul Warburg, Council on Foreign relations and architect of the federal Reserve System. In an address to the US Senate 2/17/1950
World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, Bank for International Settlements which is the central bank for all the central banks of the world.
“To defend the New World Order, US soldiers will have to kill and die, “ Arthur Schlesinger, Council on foreign Relations Journal
“Military men are just dumb stupid animals, to be used as pawns on foreign policy,” Henry Kissinger, council on Foreign Relations
Robert Reich, a member of Clinton’s cabinet and one of his most trusted advisor's, Jan 7, 1999 USA Today, “The dirty little secret is that both houses of congress are irrelevant, Americas domestic policy is now being run by Alan Greenspan and the Federal Reserve. America’s Foreign policy is being run by the international Monetary Fund, when the president decides to go to war, he no longer needs a declaration of war from congress.”
Carroll Quigley; also know to the Clinton's, said in his book Tragedy & Hope, “...nothing less then to create a world system of financial control in private hands...able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.”
Strobe Talbott Clinton’s deputy Sec of State, “In the next century nations as we know it will be obsolete all states will recognize a single global authority,”
Free trade agreements are banks working together to make a world order.
Open borders is the beginning of world order, that is why the government does little more then lip service to our illegal immigration policy.
“The war on terrorism is the war on your freedom.”
Lou Dobbs on CNN, “The Bush administrations open borders policy and
decision to ignore the enforcement of the immigration laws is part of a
broader agenda, president Bush signed a formal agreement that will end
the United states as we know it and he took this step with out the
approval of the US congress or of the people of the United States.
“The bankers own the earth, Take it away from, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough money to buy it back again. However, take away from them the power to create money and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of banker s and pay the cost of your own slavery. Let them continue to create money.” Sir Josiah Stamp, former director of the Bank of England.
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the NY Times, Time Magazine
and other great publications whose directors have attended our meeting
and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years.
“The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes.” -Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
It is well enough that people of this nation do not understand our banking our monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” ~Henry Ford
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