"Conventional wisdom," even when provably incorrect, is a very powerful thing. People often find it
uncomfortable to question things they have always taken for granted. The sky is blue; one plus two
equals three; and most Americans owe federal income taxes. Everyone knows that.
Contrary to what "everyone knows," the truth of the matter is this: Congress could not, and did not,
impose a tax on the income of most Americans, because of the strict limits on federal power imposed by
the Constitution. Instead, they imposed a far more limited income tax, applicable primarily to income
from certain types of international and foreign commerce, but wrote the law in such a way that it could
easily be misinterpreted. The law itself is perfectly valid and constitutional; it is simply being misrepresented
and misapplied by the tax professionals and government officials. As a result, tens of millions of Americans
now make payments to the IRS based on the false assumption that they are just paying "their taxes." In reality
they are being defrauded via the myth that the income of most Americans is taxable.
Date: 2003/09/04 Thu AM 12:55:02 EDT
Subject: Random Stuff
Dear List Subscriber,
1) I think I will be on Peter's show this coming Friday, the 5th. Okay, I'm
pretty sure, and I don't want to bother explaining why I'm not all the way
sure. Anyway, anything you want to know about the show, including how to
listen online, you can find at http://www.petermacshow.com (last time we had
a nice collection of technical problems, but things should be better this
2) A lot of people ask me if I can recommend a CPA or attorney to help them
deal with the IRS. At the moment, the answer is "no," and probably will be
in the future. While there are several professionals who understand the
issue, I'm not sure if any of them are looking for more work. If I publicly
endorsed someone, they would instantly get several hundred calls. (One
reason I don't recommend anyone is that I don't think anyone has a reliable
way to make the IRS obey the law.)
3) Recently I've seen a significant increase in the number of e-mails I'm
getting from people, asking how they should respond to an IRS letter, or
deal with some action the IRS is taking, etc.
First, I'll respond to the honest people seeking help: I do not and cannot
give advice. As you may have noticed, while the feds have gotten
injunctions against Nite.org, Taxgate.com, and countless others, they do NOT
have one against me. That is because I DO NOT DO "case work"; I do not have
clients; I do not give advice. Not only am I not "authorized" to do that,
but I don't know of any "procedure" that will force the IRS to obey the law
anyway. I believe ENDING the fraud is the only way any of us will really be
safe from the federal extortion racket.
Now I'll respond to the IRS agents PRETENDING to be honest people seeking
help: Get a real job.
4) I am flogging myself for having made even a wild guess at the time when
the "secret weapon" would be completed. As usual, it is taking longer. If
I guess again, I'll probably just have to flog myself again later. However,
next week I'll let people know more about what the project is. For those
who care (and for any federal terrorists listening), the project is beyond
the point where doing anything nasty to me would stop the project. So if I
die in a plane crash in Little Rock, the "secret weapon" will still happen.
5) Hopefully the DVD version of the "Theft By Deception" video should be
available in a month or so. (I'll probably have to flog myself later for
saying that.) And no, that's not the "secret weapon."
6) Nothing much has happened much since the federal Gestapo's little
invasion of my home on May 6th. Our Motion to Quash should be filed soon,
and when it is, it will be publicly posted. There will also be legal action
taken regarding the theft of the videos, copies of the "Taxable Income"
report, and "Theft By Deception" bumper-stickers. (That will NOT be funded
by the "861 Truth Fund.") I'm still not in jail, or charged with anything,
or indicted, or dead.
7) Don't worry if there are stretches when you don't hear from me these
days. There is a lot going on, and it's all good, that will keep me busy.
8) For the record, I am sticking by my prediction that the "income tax"
deception will be toast by April 15th, 2004.
The misrepresentation and misapplication of the United States federal income tax constitutes the largest
acquisition of wealth by way of deception in history. A handful of government lawyers fabricated an intricate
maze of legalese which created a perfectly Constitutional tax (a tax on income derived from certain types of
international and foreign commerce), but which at the same time could easily be misread to give the impression
that the income of all Americans is subject to the tax.
For decades the American people have been conditioned to believe that the income tax applies to their income,
and have been trained to pay their taxes. All the while, hidden in the labyrinth of statutes and regulations,
the law itself showed that the federal income tax was never their taxesat all. (Insisting that someone pay
an income tax when that person receives no taxable income is equivalent to insisting that someone pay a
whiskey-importing tax when the person does not import whiskey.)
This deception has been so successful for so long that now most people find it difficult to even begin to
doubt the conventional wisdom on the subject. When one first reads this web page he may instinctively
think that can't possibly be true. However, the average citizen will also admit that he surrenders his
hard-earned money to the IRS solely because of an assumption, not because he has ever seen the law for himself.
(Ironically, the flawed conventional wisdom has been greatly strengthened by the so-called tax protestor
movement, which has for decades spread flawed and often nonsensical arguments, usually arguing that there is something
wrong with the law, because they too were ignorant about what the law itself actually says.)
In addition to misleading the public, the government lawyers who orchestrated this scheme also misrepresented
the law to their own subordinates in the IRS, knowingly allowing them to misapply the law, and allowing Americans
who never owed the tax to be harassed, robbed, and even imprisoned. The general public's false assumptions are
shared by the vast majority of IRS employees (who demand money from those who do not owe it), and by the tax
professionals (who incorrectly tell most Americans that they owe the tax). All the while, the few inside the
system who knew the truth allowed the American people to make this trillion-dollar year after year.