Taxes and the New World Order
There are two kinds of taxes: direct taxes and indirect taxes. Any other name applied to any tax still leaves the renamed tax as a direct tax or an indirect tax. Whether they bear the name vat tax, sales tax, poll tax, duty, impost, excise, capitation, flat, stamp, or whatever other name, they nevertheless all remain either a direct tax or an indirect tax.
Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution required that direct taxes imposed by the national government be apportioned among the states on the basis of population. In other words, the amount of direct taxes that could be collected from any State was tied directly to its share of the national population. On the basis of this requirement, application of the income tax to income derived from real estate and specifically income in the form of dividends from personal property ownership such as stock shares was found to be unconstitutional because it was not apportioned among the states; that is to say, there was no guarantee that a State with 10% of the country's population paid 10% of those income taxes collected, because Congress had not fixed an amount of money to be raised and apportioned it between the States according to their respective shares of the national population.
The two types of taxation were intended by our forefathers to serve exclusive and separate jurisdictions in absolute, with direct taxation local and close at hand leaving no possibility of federal tax tyranny. Direct taxation carries the power to destroy, so our forefathers insisted on direct taxation for local government. The feds are only permitted indirect taxation so that private property would not be at risk to a corruptible central body and would, thusly remain sacred.
The U.S. Constitution reflects our contempt of hierarchies and our certain knowledge that each and every hierarchy in all history inevitably became corrupt. The American genius was the systems of checks and balances and competition which keep institutions honest and incorruptible. These ideas and ideals created the greatest economic engine in history.
Up until the early 1800's, our government was funded primarily by indirect taxes on alcoholic beverages, carriages, sugar, tobacco products, property, sales and corporate bonds. Then came the War of 1812 and all of the war associated expenses. There was an income tax proposed during the War of 1812, but was defeated. Instead, taxes were added onto luxury consumer goods. In 1817, all internal taxes were abolished and tariffs on imported products were the only funding the government received.
The actual taxing of income began in 1861 with the Civil War when
the Congress passed a 3% tax on all net income above $600 a year . Other taxes
were added such as inheritance tax and sales and excise taxes to fund the war
effort. The history of the Internal Revenue Service begins with an Act passed
in 1862 which established an office of Commissioner of Internal Revenue. This
office had the power to assess taxes, levy and collect the taxes and enforce
the laws regarding taxation. This power was passed along to what we know today
as the IRS. The income tax was rescinded after the war in 1872.
Republican President William Howard Taft (1909 - 1913) proposed a
constitutional amendment in an address to Congress on June 16, 1909 to allow
federal income taxes on individuals and an excise tax "upon the privilege of
doing business as an artificial entity and of freedom from a general
partnership liability enjoyed by those who own the stock". Taft was a member of
the American chapter of Skull and
Bones, the secret society co-founded by his father in 1832.
As soon as direct federal tax was legislated with the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, hundreds of bureaus and agencies, federal departments, sprung up, all of which cost money. All these organs, duplicated the function of the state organs and their jurisdictions and, thus, are illegal or at least utterly contrary to the intentions of the founding fathers, and the massive costs of this idiocy are the cause of most of our miseries, federal debts and deficits.
The United States Revenue Act of 1913 also known as the Tariff Act or Underwood Tariff (ch. 16, 38 Stat. 116, October 3, 1913), imposed the first federal income tax following the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment and lowered basic tariff rates from 40% to 25%. This act provided for the reinstitution of a federal income tax as a means to compensate for anticipated lost revenue because of the reduction of tariff duties. The incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a one percent federal tax. Further, the measure provided a progressive tax structure, meaning that high income earners were required to pay at higher rates.
There was and is a conspiracy.
The men who wrote the U.S. Constitution knew by experience and from their forefathers that whenever in history a nation had a central direct power of taxation or central banking, that tyranny always followed. It might take half a century, but as power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Because the payment of tax has been made compulsory and enforced by a coercive police and justice system, it can be viewed as institutionalized violence equivalent to theft. And, to add insult to injury, tax protester constitutional arguments that assert that the imposition of the income tax in the United States violates the United States Constitution, have themselves been deemed unlawful (or frivolous) by the IRS, punishable by a $5,000 frivolous tax return penalty imposed under Internal Revenue Code section 6702(a). In addition, under the United States Supreme Court ruling in Cheek v. United States, a defendant in a tax evasion prosecution who has made arguments that the Federal income tax laws are unconstitutional may have the arguments turned against him (or her). Such arguments, even if based on honestly held beliefs, may constitute evidence that helps the prosecutor prove willfulness, one of the elements of tax evasion.
You cannot fully understand the awesome power to collect taxes from it's citizens without understanding the inter-relatedness of the Federal Reserve System. When the government enacted the Federal Reserve Act which gave total control of America's credit and currency to the Federal Reserve, it caused a 400 percent increase in the national debt within four years.
It became obvious to even the most dimwitted that a repayment
scheme was necessary. So in 1917, these same bandits passed the Income War Tax
Act which, too, was contrary to the letter and spirit of our Constitution, as
direct taxation was the sole jurisdiction of the states and
The Federal Reserve Act has resulted in the creation of the most
powerful monopoly that exists in the United States today. Not only is it
powerful, but there is no greater nor more tyrannical combine (except possibly
the IRS). They have powers that no other body in this country has in matters of
bank trade within their jurisdiction. They have powers which are autocratic in
themselves and in their exercise.
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