- Note - We receive many, many emails about the fight against
the IRS and the illegality of the income tax. Please note next Wednesday
we will be doing an in-depth program on House bill HR 2525, which will
ABOLISH the IRS and the tax system and replace it with a simple national
sales tax. This may well be the most important bill of the last 100 years
to be introduced in the Congress. The email below is one small example
of the fight against an illegal and unjust tax system that.
- From Joe Schiaffino <firstname.lastname@example.org This letter
ran this morning in response to their editorial of Tuesday, April 18, 2000.
- The Intelligencer - 4-20-00 Letters to the Editor Courageous
stand against income tax
- To the Editor:
- While I appreciate the attention you have given Art Farnsworth
and me in our quest to educate our fellow citizens regarding the truth
about the federal income tax, I would like to address some statements from
your April 18 editorial.
- First, you state that "maybe it's not so much what
we know as how we choose to interpret the tax laws." If we are still
the free country that we profess, then I believe everyone needs to stand
up for what the law says, and not what everyone thinks the law says.
- It says something for the majority of our complacent
citizenry that when people like Mr. Farnsworth and I make statements that
contradict the conventional wisdom, we are ridiculed by the masses. Unfortunately,
that is easier than actually doing the hard work of investigating the validity
of our statements. The federal income tax debate has indeed become the
modern-day world is flat vs. round debate.
- Second, we are not "stiffing the government."
If the law does not require you to do something, and you do not do that
something, you haven't done anything wrong. What you call brazenness we
call courage -courage to stand up and inform our fellow citizens about
the truth of the federal income tax laws.
- Third, it is a sad state of affairs in this once great
country of ours that the citizenry is cowed into submission by the fear
and intimidation of a rogue agency given carte blanche to terrorize unknowing
citizens by their elected representatives in Congress. Yes, there is always
a risk in standing up for one's rights.
- Fourth, do you really expect the IRS to agree that Mr.
Farnsworth and I are correct? That would certainly kill "business."
Sen. Arlen Specter and Rep. Dick Armey have both told me they cannot
identify the law that requires me to pay federal income taxes and that
I should hire an attorney to help make that determination for me.
- Fifth, many people, including you, misinterpret what
we are saying. The 16th Amendment is constitutional. The Internal Revenue
Code and the federal income tax are constitutional. On this the IRS' Mr.
Cressman, Mr. Farnsworth, and I agree. However, as a citizen of one of
the fifty states, who lives and works in one of those fifty States, no
law requires me to pay a federal income tax, since I am not involved in
any revenue taxable activity. The Internal Revenue Code simply does not
apply to most of us.
- Sixth, we don't "refuse to pay because of some perceived
injustice," as you stated. We don't pay because there is no law that
requires us to pay. It is really that simple. We are not "tax scofflaws"
because we don't "participate" in a federal tax system that does
not require us by law to participate in it. Ask Mr. Cressman which code
sections make us liable to pay a federal income tax. I haven't seen his
answer in any of your articles or editorials.
- Seventh, I am perfectly willing to publicly debate this
issue with any tax attorney, IRS employee or member of Congress. You make
the arrangements and I'll be there.
- Lastly, for a thorough discussion of the true nature
of the federal income tax, supported solely by the Constitution of the
United States, the Internal Revenue Code and relevant Supreme Court cases,
please visit my Web site at www.enter.net/~conservative/ introduc.html
- Only then can you make an informed decision as to the
correctness of my and Mr. Farnsworth's actions.
- Joseph P. Schiaffino Perkasie
- SIGHTINGS HOMEPAGE
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