RottedOak looks down his nose as he describes the inability of the masses to have detailed knowledge of “constitutional and statute law”. Since he is so well steeped in these fields, perhaps he can enlighten all of us serfs by providing us with the specific law that grants the power for the federal government to charge a direct, unapportioned tax on the labor and wages of the American people. Just show me the law, RottedOak, and we serfs will go away.
Others use terms like kook to describe people who question and challenge the government and laws that we live under. Rather than do their own due diligence, they take the easier, more politically-correct route and resort to name calling.
If they had done their due diligence, they would know that the 16th Amendment was hastily ratified in December of 1913 at a time when most of the US Congressmen were at home spending the Christmas holiday with their families. They will also know that there were no fewer than 8 Supreme Court cases from 1916 to 1923 that came to the conclusion that the 16th Amendment did not grant the government with the right for ANY NEW TAXES. I.e., the taxation laws were as they always have been since the formation of the Constitution: the government has the right to tax corporate gains and profits, but it does not have the right to tax the labor and wages of the American people.
For those who are bathing in the IRS Koolaid, a person’s labor was originally considered their own private property. A person performs a service for someone and in turn gets a wage for it. THIS IS PRIVATE PROPERTY. The government does not have the right to tax it. Corporate gains and profits, on the other hand, are fair game.
To RottedOak and others blinded by years of IRS dogma, please do not label and denigrate those who question the status quo as “kooks” who have “silly” arguments. These people can, sometimes, be the very people who are on your side; yet you don’t even know it…at least not yet. Again, I ask, just show us the specific law and we will go away.