YOU LIE ! ! ! ! !
The clarion call rings out coast to coast in real time with numero uno as the accused. And the accuser is forced to apologize---not for being factually inaccurate but because it is politically incorrect to embarrass the king when he has no clothes.
But it is not the statement uttered that is being identified. The action is but one more example of the modus operandi. As the old humor goes: “How can you tell if the bureaucrat is lying ??” Answer: “Is his mouth moving?”
Is the imposition of the income tax any different ? Unfortunately, no. The pursuit of a livelihood has long been an acknowledged component of the constitutional Right of Liberty. Constitutional Rights are secured for We the People and have never been suitable objects for revenue taxation. If the tax agency can legally impose a tax, the agency can confiscate 100 percent of the revenue generated by the source. Have you ever heard of slavery ?? It has only been prohibited by plantation owners; it has not been prohibited if imposed by government.
“But the courts will protect me.” you cry. Have you not been listening ?? The courts are but one more agency of the bureaucracy. The courts receive their funding, and salaries, from the wealth confiscated from the citizenry. Would the Mafia cheerfully grant a patsy leave from extortion ??
How would the courts lie to me, you ask ?? Oh, let me count the ways. Better yet, let me describe how they do it for income tax adjudication. The attached file is an analysis of the US v Vroman case wherein the Ninth Circuit court of appeals presented a position expounded in various other circuits.
Read it and weep---but be informed.
Lawyers, as a franchised entity of the court, and even as CEO’s of established “freedom” think tanks, seem disinclined to confront the king with his lack of apparel. An organized mutiny by professionals, in all circuits, could conceivably “correct the abuses to which we have become accustomed.” Perhaps you may know of some individual who may find the writing of interest.
The academic analysis of Vroman is not to be considered legal advice.