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The Income Tax (the 16th Amendment) is NOT Law

Red Beckman and Bill Benson proved that in their Seminal two volume set of books.

Learn the 'big secret' of how this huge scam is too big to fail, (like the banks). How to dislodge this blood sucker from the people.

Red Beckman - Email: [email protected] Red Beckman on the Alex Jones show in 2011
Bill Benson, Co-Author of The Law That Never Was

From Bill's site:

Silenced!  On January 10, 2008, the Federal District Court in Chicago issued a permanent injunction against Bill Benson on the grounds that by offering information demonstrating that the 16th Amendment was not legally ratified, he was promoting an abusive tax shelter. The Court then refused to look at the government-certified documentary evidence, deciding instead that the facts necessary to prove his statements true were "irrelevant." 

What has America come to when the government we created to protect our rights can accuse us of lying and then prohibit us from presenting a defense in a court of law?

The Premise

The federal government rests its authority to collect income tax on the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution—the federal income tax amendment—which was allegedly ratified in 1913.

"The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration."

—The 16th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

After an extensive year-long nationwide research project, William J. Benson discovered that the 16th Amendment was not ratified by the requisite three-fourths of the states and that nevertheless Secretary of State Philander Knox had fraudulently declared ratification.

It was a shocking revelation; it reached deep to the core of our American system of governance.

The Discovery

Article V of the U.S. Constitution defines the ratification process and requires three-fourths of the states to ratify any amendment proposed by Congress. There were fourty-eight states in the American Union in 1913, meaning that affirmative action of thirty-six was necessary for ratification. In February 1913, Secretary of State Philander Knox proclaimed that thirty-eight had ratified the Amendment.

In 1984 Bill Benson began a research project, never before performed, to investigate the process of ratification of the 16th Amendment. After traveling to the capitols of the New England states and reviewing the journals of the state legislative bodies, he saw that many states had not ratified. He continued his research at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.; it was here that Bill found his Golden Key.

This damning piece of evidence is a sixteen-page memorandum from the Solicitor of the Department of State, among whose duties is the provision of legal opinions for the Secretary of State. In this memorandum, the Solicitor lists the many errors he found in the ratification process.

These four states are among the thirty-eight from which Philander Knox claimed ratification:

  • California: The legislature never recorded any vote on any proposal to adopt the amendment proposed by Congress.
  • Kentucky: The Senate voted on the resolution, but rejected it by a vote of nine in favor and twenty-two opposed.
  • Minnesota: The State sent nothing to the Secretary of State in Washington.
  • Oklahoma: The Senate amended the language of the 16th Amendment to have a precisely opposite meaning.

When his project was finished at the end of 1984, Bill had visited the capitol of every state from 1913 and knew that not a single one had actually and legally ratified the proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution. Thirty-three states engaged in the unauthorized activity of altering the language of an amendment proposed by Congress, a power that the states do not possess.

Since thirty-six states were needed for ratification, the failure of thirteen to ratify was fatal to the Amendment. This occurs within the major (first three) defects tabulated in Defects in Ratification of the 16th Amendment. Even if we were to ignore defects of spelling, capitalization and punctuation, we would still have only two states which successfully ratified.

X IRS employees and officials turned 'Whistleblower'.
Look them up on the internet and YouTube!

LIsa Sarkovsky   Shelly Jackson   John Turner   Dan Griswald

Joe Banister - Former Special Agent for the IRS is a whistleblower


my career was cut short when I encountered, investigated, and confronted IRS management with evidence indicating that the agency was illegally administering the federal income tax system and thereby violating the rights of ordinary Americans.

Over a two year period from early 1997 until the early 1999, I conducted a thorough investigation, off-duty and at my own expense, into claims made by various researchers and activists that the IRS was administering and enforcing the federal income tax beyond what was authorized by law and that most Americans were not liable to pay the federal income tax but were deceived and intimidated into paying it. Such claims would seem to be preposterous and unbelievable and I initially thought so too. My expectation was that the falsity of such claims would be manifested quickly because false claims rarely withstand close scrutiny. However, I was as surprised as anyone that I ended up encountering and accumulating significant amounts of evidence indicating that what at first appeared to be preposterous and unbelievable claims was, instead, able to withstand my detailed investigative scrutiny.

            When I had gathered enough evidence to convince myself that the IRS could indeed be administering and enforcing much of the federal income tax under "color of law" rather than proper legal authority, resulting in the wholesale violation of people's rights and fraudulent confiscation of their money and property, I met with my San Jose IRS supervisors to voice my concerns and share some of the evidence I had acquired. I made it very clear to my supervisors that I had taken an oath to God to support and defend the U.S. Constitution and because of that oath, the 9th Commandment prohibition against bearing false witness against my neighbor, not to mention my general moral and ethical standards, I believed I had a duty to speak up about what I had learned through my investigation (Exhibit 5).

I had hoped that my direct IRS supervisors and their supervisors above them would, at a minimum, show me the error of my analysis and conclusions and address my concerns about the wholesale violation of people's rights (Exhibit 6). The Chief of the San Jose IRS Criminal Investigation Division instead responded to me by providing me with a very brief memorandum indicating that the IRS would not address my concerns. The memorandum also encouraged my resignation and immediately placed me on administrative leave (Exhibit 7). I thought that my exemplary performance in the agency would have merited a more congenial and meaningful response than the one I received but I was wrong. My duty firearm was taken from me and I was sent home for 7 days to consider whether I had a future as a criminal investigator for the Internal Revenue Service.

Given the suspicious refusal of IRS officials to discuss the concerns of one of their own investigators,
I realized that the only way I could retain my integrity, abide by my morals, and comply with my oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution was to resign. I prepared and submitted my resignation letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti and resigned from the IRS on February 25, 1999

Of course the story did not end there. Go here to read the rest of the story.
The government then did everything they could to destroy this man because...he had the unmitigated gaul to have morals, ethics and high integrity.

He has a new book you should definitely buy

The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA)

Jury Nullification - Your supposed to just 'say no' to tyranny of bad government and laws. THEY...don't want you to know that you can deregulate your own lives! You can throw out bad laws. Case in point: confiscation laws.

The Story of Your Enslavement. Meet your Strawman

The Story Of Your Enslavement: Meet Your Strawman by Brian Kelly - July 29, 2013

Many of the readers here will already be familiar with the Strawman; the corporate fiction created by our Birth Certificate. The information I have to share here is a pretty simple breakdown and can be shared with those who might still be skeptical. For anyone looking to do more research on this, I highly recommend reading Mary Elizabeth Croft's free e-book here. ~BK

A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. It wasn’t the
world being round that agitated people but that the world wasn’t flat. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic. – Dresden James

Registration vs. Recording

“Registration” comes from Latin “rex, regis” etc. meaning regal. So think about what occurs to
whatever you ‘register’ – you hand legal title over to the Crown. When you register anything with the public,
it releases legal title to the government corporation and leaves you with only equitable title – the right to use,
not own, and for that use you will pay a ‘use’ tax which is every tax, be it income, sin, sales, property, etc. as opposed to lawful taxes – excise and impost. So that it doesn’t appear that the government now owns the
property which you have registered they put it in a name which so much resembles your own that you won’t
suspect it, however, the NAME is owned by the government. If you choose rather to record your legal title to your property with the public, you maintain your status as Title Owner. This is one of the most important
things you can ever learn for the sake of your commercial affairs.

The best example of the effects of registration is the birth certificate. A bankrupt entity – city, state/
province, country – cannot operate in commerce. So how do they manage? Since USA/CA have been
bankrupt for decades, having no substance such as gold and silver to back it, the only asset it has are men and women and our labour. We are the collateral for the interest on the loan of the World Bank. Each of us is registered, via the application for a birth certificate. The Treasury issues a bond on the birth certificate and the bond is sold at a securities exchange and bought by the FRB/BoC, which then uses it as collateral to issue bank notes. The bond is held in trust for the Feds at the Depository Trust Corporation. We are the surety on said bonds. Our labour/energy is then payable at some future date. Hence we become the ‘transmitting utility’ for the transmission of energy. The USG/CAG, in order to provide necessary goods and services, created a commercial bond (promissory note), by pledging the property, labour, life and body of its citizens, as payment for the debt (bankruptcy). This commercial bond made chattel (property) out of us all. We became nothing more than ‘human resources’ and collateral for the debt. This was without our knowledge and/or our consent, via the filing (registration) of our birth certificates. When mums apply for a birth certificate, the application is registered. The legal title of her baby is then transferred from mum to the State. Mum is left with equitable title of her baby whom she can use for a fee – a ‘use tax’ – and since the property does not belong to her, she has to treat it in the manner which the owner wants.

Colonel Edward Mandell House is attributed with giving a very detailed outline of the plans to be
implemented to enslave the American people. He stated, in a private meeting with Woodrow Wilson
(President 1913 – 1921), Very soon, every American will be required to register their biological property (that's you and your children) in a national system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging. By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a charge back for our fiat paper currency.

Every American will be forced to register or suffer being able to work and earn a living. They will be our chattels(property) and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions. Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading (Birth Certificate)to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, secured by their pledges.They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two should figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability. After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debts to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a
contributor to this fraud, which we will call “Social Insurance.” Without realizing it, every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and we will employ the high office (presidency) of our dummy corporation (USA) to foment this plot against America. – Colonel Edward Mandell House

This is why I coach those who intend to ‘marry’ not to sign anything. Centuries ago, a man put a ring on
a woman’s finger and declared, “With this ring, I thee wed”. Family members were the witnesses and that
was it. There was no state-issued licence to sign ... frightful! Children can be taken from their parents
because of the marriage licence. Do not invite into your private contract a third party which happens to be
public, cares not about the interests of the other two parties, and has every legal right to force them to
acquiesce to its demands. Your marriage ceases to be your own; the third party will tell you if and when you
can end the marriage; the third party will dictate that your children will:

1. require a birth certificate and SSN
2. require a gov’t-directed (AMA) doctor to attend to his health,
3. be vaccinated by mandate,
4. attend the Public Scool System,
5. be prescribed and drugged by Ritalin,
6. sign up with the armed forces, etc.

Your child will be a ‘ward of the state’ and the state will have prior say in what IT thinks is best for your
child – you will not have jurisdiction over him.

The birth certificate created a FICTION (the name of the baby in upper case letters). The state/ province
sells the birth certificate to the Commerce Department of the corporations of USA/CA, which in turn places a bond on the birth certificate thereby making it a negotiable instrument, and placing the fiction, called a STRAWMAN, into the warehouse of the corporations of USA/CA. Representation for the created fiction was given to the BAR (British Accredited Registry/Regency), owned and operated by the Crown, for the purpose of contracting the fiction (which most of us think is ourselves) into a third party action. Do not underestimate the power behind this trick. It is to con us into contracting with the feds so that they can ‘legally’ confiscate our property. All these contracts have only our signatures on them because corporate fictions cannot contract (only natural beings have the right to contract – and the right not to contract). Because there is no full disclosure – we are never told that we have just signed away what we believe to be our property – these contracts are fraudulent, and hence, we are still the lawful owner and the profit earned by the feds from selling securities (our property) belongs to us and must go into a fund for our benefit,otherwise it would be fraud. Not wanting to be charged with fraud, the feds had to create a remedy for us...and hope we wouldn’t discover it.