"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.
From: "larken" Date: 2003/11/03 Mon PM 07:31:09 EST
Subject: Cardboard Wombats
1) No, the Theft By Deception site ( http://www.theft-by-deception.com ) has
NOT been shut down by the feds. It has instead been shut down by a glitch
(almost as annoying, though not as evil, as the federal government). It
will be up again shortly.
2) This Thursday (November 6th) from 7 to 10 p.m. there will be a meeting
held at the Best Western Brandon Hotel & Conference Center, at 9331 Adamo
Drive (Brandon Blvd.) in Tampa, Florida. (That's one mile off I-75 Exit
257.) You can call the hotel (at 813-621-5555) for directions.
At the meeting will be Sherry Jackson, CPA and former IRS Revenue Agent, and
John Turner, Enrolled Agent and former IRS Revenue Officer. (I won't be
there.) Admission is $20, to help pay for the room, and you're encouraged
to be on time if you want to get a seat. (No children, please.) If you
need more info, Sherry Jackson can be reached at P.O. Box 460, Redan, GA
30074, or at 770-981-7758.
(I don't usually announce such things, but Sherry's efforts to end this
fraud are well above and beyond the call of duty, so I'm doing it this
3) Thanks to the dozens (at least) of you who decided to ask Mr. Patrick
Meehan, U.S. Attorney, how you're supposed to determine your taxable income.
When he responds (scheduled to occur just after hell freezes over), I'll let
you know. Here is my letter again, for those who missed it before:
To those who wonder, we ARE going to try to get access to the grand jury
ourselves (assuming there is one), in case Mr. Meehan refuses to give them a
copy of my letter as I requested. I would never trust my enemy (like
someone who authorized an ARMED INVASION OF MY HOME*) to voluntarily do the
* By the way, the raid on my home is FAR from being the worst thing the IRS
has ever done. There are countless people who have undergone much worse IRS
terrorism than I have, and when I mention the raid, I don't want it to sound
like "boo hoo, poor me!" I just use it to emphasize what a lawless bunch of
terrorists these people are. There are countless other examples of their
terrorism I could use, but (for obvious reasons) the one that comes to my
mind is the one that happened to me. For the many who have suffered worse
at the hands of the federal Gestapo, I pledge not to stop until this fraud
(P.S. There is no relevance to the title of this message. I just didn't
want to have another message titled "A Few Things.")
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.