It’s tax season and you know that means… or do you?
by Bob Livingston
All over America the people are now scrambling to gather their records and receipts so that they can comply with the nation’s Byzantine tax laws. They file, usually by either purchasing software or the services of a CPA, and hope that they first, get a refund, and second, do not get audited.
If a refund is called for, American taxpayers rejoice that their benevolent benefactor has seen fit to give them back a share of what was stolen from them. The people consider it “free money.” It was… free money the feds could use while you couldn’t.
In any dealings with the Internal Revenue Service, and contrary to American jurisprudence, you are first considered guilty unless you can prove your innocence.
The IRS can reject your returns and require you to provide documentary evidence of all your financial transactions. Failure to provide all required documentary evidence — for whatever reason — will result in fines and penalties and possible jail time. There is little that sends chills down the spines of American “taxpayers” faster than a letter or call from an IRS functionary.
The IRS is nothing more than a blunt instrument used to beat Americans into compliance with a socialist, redistributionist, fascist government that passes itself off as a democracy. It gives a face of “legitimacy” to the government’s theft of our labor. But theft is theft whether the robbery is pulled off by a masked bandit or an agent of the state wearing a suit and tie.
In fact, theft by the state is much worse because if you are prepared or armed you can fend off the masked bandit, or perhaps hope the good agents of the state law enforcement apparatus may one day capture and prosecute the bandit and return your stolen goods, but there is no such defense against the state. There is no hope to recover the goods stolen from you by an agency of the government that enforces laws that are so convoluted that a question to a dozen IRS agents will render a dozen different answers, many of them contradictory. And there is essentially no appeal for a negative IRS result.
For 100 years the lie has promulgated that income taxes fund the government. Americans are taught from an early age to be a good “taxpayer” and to pay their “fair share.” This lie has gone so far that now the majority of the people buy into the notion that the government gets first dibs on our money and can withhold the amount that it deems is our fair share. Then, our benevolent government gives us some back after we file our return and we happily take our “refund.”
It has become so ingrained in the American experience that some companies have major marketing campaigns every year focused on getting “taxpayers” to use their refunds to buy things.
Using words spoken by Beardsley Ruml, chairman of the New York Federal Reserve from 1941 to 1946, we can dispel the widely believed myth that income taxes are needed for government income. Income taxes actually have nothing to do with providing income to the government.
In a famous speech he read before the American Bar Association during the last year of World War II, titled “Taxes for Revenue Are Obsolete,” Ruml said, “The necessity for a government to tax in order to maintain both its independence and its solvency is true for state and local governments, but it is not true for a national government.”
The speech was originally printed in “American Affairs” in the January, 1946 issue. The editor of “American Affairs” wrote: “His [Ruml’s] thesis is that given (1) control of a central banking system and (2) an inconvertible currency, a sovereign national government is finally free of money worries and need no longer levy taxes for the purpose of providing itself with revenue. All taxation, therefore, should be regarded from the point of view of social and economic consequences.”
To read the entire speech, go here.
In a similar vein, former Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President Darryl Francis had this to say in 1974: “Since the direct method of printing money to finance government expenditures is prohibited in the United States, the monetization of government deficits has occurred indirectly. Government debt is ultimately being financed by the creation of new money.”
In other words, the U.S. tax system is a system of social engineeering, control and redistribute the volume of “money,” and data mining.
Years of study and observation tell me that not one person in a million understands the income tax. The income tax is probably the greatest deception and fraud in history, because it is the foundation of a private monetary system The very few who do understand vomit every time they hear the word “democracy.”
I love America, but its rulers are alien to individual freedom. Since aliens possess complete power over us, then it follows that we have unknowingly become aliens ourselves in our own country. The income tax alone has destroyed liberty and freedom in America.
All modern wars — including the Civil War — have been financed by fiat-created money. Wars are not for patriotism and “democracy,” as we are propagandized. Wars are to kill, i.e., mass ritual murder. Big business in league with the satanic oligarchs reaps massive profits for the killing and sacrifice of young men (lambs) on all sides of combat. It’s been said that the job of armies is to kill people and break things. It’s simply the broken window fallacy writ large.
The deception of the income tax has made all this possible. I did not say that the income tax made all of the above possible. I said that it was the deception of the income tax.
The income tax produces no income or wealth for the government or for the oligarchy that owns the government. It is the false belief that the income tax produces income for the government that is the basis for all the deception that covers the fraud. It is the deception of the income tax that hides the super secret that the government gets everything it wants for nothing simply by the power of the Federal Reserve central bank to create “money” (credit).
The income tax is not a constitutional issue. It is not an issue of law or the tax code. The income tax is a system of deception, fraud and entrapment that is outside the law and the Constitution. It is indeed above the law. This is the reason that it goes on and on. No one has effectively gotten at the income tax because it is not a legal or constitutional issue.
Remember one thing: For the deception to go on and on, the people must be made to believe that income taxes provides income to the government. In so believing this, the herd believes in the myth that they should “pay their fair share.”
That “fair share” syndrome is one of the most powerful supports of and for the deception. It is altruistic nonsense that destroys reason and logical thought.
Where then does the government get its income to “pay” its expenses? We have already answered this by saying that all “money” (credit) that the government gets is created by the central bank. In its broadest definition, “money” (credit) is created by the Federal Reserve and all the commercial banks in the United States. Since it is created, there is no need for an income tax to produce income.
Thomas Jefferson warned that, “The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.”
So the term “income tax” is totally misleading. The words do not refer to a tax or income but to a system of regulation. No matter what our thoughts are on human liberty, our lives are controlled by this rot of deception.
The income tax deception is compounded by the ideas of “federal budgets” and “federal debt.” There is no federal debt. The term “federal debt” implies that we owe the amount stolen from us.
An entity that creates credit out of nothing and “pays” it for real assets and production is not assuming a debt by any definition. It is stealing and calling the theft debt.
The creation and control of all credit in the hands of a central bank (government) is the fifth plank of the Communist Manifesto. Look honestly at the American monetary system and you are looking tyranny and slavery in the face.