The Impossible Dream
People are demanding that government show the law that makes private, unincorporated U.S. citizens liable for an individual federal income tax. But, that’s impossible! Who says? The U.S. Constitution and the Supreme Court, that’s who! I call your attention to the following Supreme Court ruling, precedence law: “…concluding that the classification of direct was adopted for the purposes of rendering it impossible to burden by taxation accumulations of property, real or personal, except subject to the regulation of apportionment.” BRUSHABER v UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD CO. 240 U.S. 1 (1916)
Article I § 2 cl. 3: “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included in this Union, according to their respective numbers…”
The above precedence law has been combined with Article I § 2 cl. 3, to forge the supreme law of the land, per Article VI: “The Constitution, and the Laws the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; … shall be the supreme law of the land.”
Whose dream is impossible? Officialdom’s present position regarding the individual income tax is merely a dreamy obsession to collect a tribute from all that dare trade their labor for compensation/wages. Their position cannot currently be justified in law (see the above). “We the people” on the other hand realistically expect and demand that our government officials uphold the constitution and the laws in pursuance of it? The supreme law of the land is being violated. The usual culprits, ignorance and neglect, are only partly responsible; a cunning seduction has played the primary role.
“Mundus vult decipi.” There is more than one way to interpret this Latin phrase. P. T. Barnum would probably cipher it as “There is a sucker born every minute”, but the literal translation is “The world wants to be deceived”. And so, let the world be deceived. We have been seduced to follow a pseudo plan that things will be alright without the vigilances liberty always requires. Buying that notion numbs a normal conscience. The appeal is undeniable. Who wants to worry about the Constitution, law, and politics? The difference in effort to maintain the fruit of truth in reality and the immediate relief found in a mushy substitute is like the work required for procuring coconut from its ugly hairy husk, as compared to the slick easy peel of a banana. It takes a lot of work to get at the sweetness in the truth. It’s not that the truth is so hard to understand, it’s all the work in fighting the easy banana type temptations. Let’s face it; our nature is to take the easy road. For example, in the case of “Apportionment”, its meaning is simple. It would be easily grasped by pupils if our nation’s schools would ever take an hour or so to introduce this crucial concept. The easy benefits of silence have seduced the nation’s intelligentsia. Our collective inclination for compromise so far outweighs the effort required in defending truth. This grand deception has resulted in the pervasive misapplication of the individual federal income tax (a trillion dollar tax scheme). If you were to ponder the meaning of the word “apportionment” (a division into proportionate shares) for a few moments, you, likely, will never think the same way on the issue of income taxes again. The Constitution in Article1 mentioned above, unequivocally states that direct taxes cannot be imposed unless they are apportioned first. The Supreme Court backs up Article1’s demand. The Code of Federal Regulations in 19 CFR 351.102 lists wages as one of the subjects classified as a direct tax, therefore, subject to the rule of apportionment. The last time the Congress voted to apportion a direct tax was in 1861, during the Civil War. The current direct taxes (federal income taxes) have not been apportioned, and are being imposed on the banana brains and the coconuts heads out here as part of a seductive compromise that began in 1942 with the Victory Tax Act. Along with the sale of war bonds the Victory tax was touted as the way to bring an early end to World War II and get our boys back home.
Reality, which one?
There are two. Christ said “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you.” According to Christ, there are two realities, the world’s reality which may or may not include the truth, and the unadulterated truth. Our reality in the USA is that Caesar (the government) has authority, and it does. But does it have the truth? This is a very old problem. Government demanding obedience to their authority is a given, but when their demand comes at the expense of the truth, realities collide. If you are a private citizen working for a private company, such as Ford Motor Co., the individual income tax is automatically deducted from your paycheck. A condition of employment is a signed W-4 form confirming your alleged income tax liability. If you later refuse to go along with the liability game by submitting another W-4 claiming exempt in the box provided for such exemptions, the “repercussions” will eventually follow. But, the decision to go along, while understandable, tragically leaves the truth on the outside. The government has placed us in the untenable position of pitting our obedience to them against the truth in the Constitution and the law. Now let’s say that the people filling out the form 1040 write on the bottom that they are paying the tax under duress, and that the individual income tax is a direct tax on their labor and as such a violation of the Constitutional requirement demanded in Article 1 § 2 part 3 and § 9 part 4 for apportionment. How long do you think the “pay your fair share” motto would continue then? If you are raising a family you are compelled protect yourself from the strong-arm tactics of the government by “rendering” to Caesar, but nothing should be stopping you from proclaiming the truth to Caesar. I don’t entirely blame people for buying into the deception that officialdom is only asking us to do “our share”. But, compromising in order to nurse a troubled conscience amounts to just peeling another banana. Consoling ourselves with mushy “I pay my fair share” disguises will only delay the inevitable collision of realities. Where will all our educators be when confronted with the inevitable accusations that for decades they have omitted obvious truths? The truth is the only way. “…they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe the lie.” 2 Thess. 2: 10-12 “Mundus vult decipi.” The world wants to be deceived.
Apportionment is the Key
Understanding apportionment will destroy our natural susceptibility to the deception. If you have never considered apportionment’s role in limiting the government’s taxing authority, you may want to read the following personification of “apportionment” or Lady “A”, as she is referred to in the “Crime of the Century”. “A fructibus eorum cognoscetis eos.” By their fruits you shall know them. Maybe it’s time we reexamined our elected representatives. Do we know them by the speeches they have made or by the fruit they have born?
Crime of the Century
Apportionment’s body discovered! Mutilated remains found.
Lady A (by all that knew and loved her) was discovered while excavation for the new law library in Washington D.C got under way. The cause of death is still being investigated, but preliminary findings by forensic experts indicate multiple blunt force wounds as the cause. A 16 inch instrument next to the body is believed to be the weapon. The time of death was estimated to be 1942. Apportionment was 155 years old and had two different addresses listed, Article I § 2 cl. 3 and Article I § 9 cl. 4 U.S. Constitution Ave., PA. Apportionment (Lady A) is survived by all U.S. citizens and is being laid out for public viewing in this story.
Lady Apportionment lived an illustrious life. For 155 years she protected all U.S. citizens from property loss. Apportionment was described by Mr. Black in his Law Dictionary as a perfect “Division into proportionate shares”. From her birth in 1787, Apportionment lived up to her noble constitutional mission by fiercely protecting every citizen’s property rights, resolutely insisting on her principle of proportionate shares whenever governmental intruders demanded direct taxes from the private property/money of their constituents (we the people). One of A’s more notable victories was chronicled in a famous Supreme Court decision, “Pollock v Farmers’ Loan and Trust Co.”. That day, Lady Apportionment used her constitutional mandate of proportionate shares as the shinning beacon to guide a majority of jurists on the High Court to truth and justice. The Court, guided by Lady A, struck down the deceitful portion of the U.S. Congress’s 1894 Income Tax Act. The Act was judged according to Lady A’s brilliant constitutional insight and the High Court declared: “...that such tax is a direct tax, and void because imposed without regard to the rule of apportionment; and that by reason thereof the whole law is invalidated.” POLLOCK v FARMERS’ LOAN & TRUST CO., 157 US 429 (1895)
Lady Apportionment fought relentlessly for generations, beating back governmental forays designed to exploit private property/money rights guaranteed to all U.S. citizens. Her principle was simple, just and written on the door of her address at Article I § 2 cl. 3: “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included in this Union, according to their respective numbers…”
Lady A’s constitutional mandate for the preservation of individual property rights will be remembered as the primary bulwark in our country’s fight for liberty. Her untimely death will be continually mourned with each new un-apportioned property right abuse committed by unrestrained government agents and “legislators”. The Supreme Court, if they choose to eulogize her, would naturally include its ringing endorsement of Lady “A’s” maxim; “…concluding that the classification of direct was adopted for the purposes of rendering it impossible to burden by taxation accumulations of property, real or personal, except subject to the regulation of apportionment.” BRUSHABER v UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD CO. 240 U.S. 1 (1916) These Supreme Court rulings have ensconced Lady Apportionment’s maxim into decisional law, the highest law of the land.
It has been reported that virtually every private, unincorporated U.S. citizen has suffered repeated attacks on their private property and liberty since the murder of Apportionment in 1942. Governmental agencies, corporations and paid collection institutions, such as the IRS have collaborated with the Justice Department to deprive private U.S. citizens of their constitutional protections against the imposition of direct un-apportioned taxes.
If anyone has information relating to the brutal murder of Apportionment you are “encouraged” to report it to the Treasury Inspector General for “Tax Administration” TIGTA. TIGTA provides complaint forms to begin investigations of Constitutional deprivations and is, apparently, “mystified” about Lady “A’s” long disappearance and apparent murder.
For more details on the circumstances at the time of Lady A’s murder, get the free flyer “withholding a la Manhattan” @ www.article1-taxation.com Many patriot organizations taking the lead in the current investigation can assist those who have information related to the crime.
A mysterious note was found rolled around the 16 inch murder weapon at the scene of the crime. The note is reprinted here and may lead to additional clues in Lady A’s murder: “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”
The above note is regarded as an important clue into the motive of lady “A’s” vicious murder. Current leads have indicated the identity of an accomplice going under the name of Fraud. For his apparent connection with Lady Apportionment’s murder, Mr. Fraud will be arraigned at the Court of Public Opinion. Any additional information leading to an arrest and conviction will likely be used in discussions for reparations. The theft of personal property involving millions of private (unincorporated) U. S. citizens, dating as far back as 1942, is seen as the a key to a motive in Lady A’s long disappearance and murder.
The identification of other accomplices is being vigorously sought. Our Constitution is in grave peril as long as Apportionment’s place at Article I § 2 cl. 3 and Article 1 § 9 cl. 4 of the U.S. Constitution remains vacant.
Bill Price, reporting for www.article1-taxation.com