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Bill Benson and M. J. Beckman, The Law That Never Was, vol. I (Constitutional Research Associates, 1985)
The idea behind this book is a powerful one: that the sixteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America (for those of you who fell asleep in civics class, it's better known as the "income tax amendment") was never ratified, and thus the government's collection of income tax every year is fraudulent. What American wouldn't jump at the idea that you don't have to give a third or more of your income tot he Federal government every year?
Well, unfortunately, out of three hundred million of us, the answer's probably in the vicinity of two hundred ninety-nine million nine hundred fifty thousand, and that's being generous because the book's been out for twenty years. I'm hoping copies of it have passed through fifty thousand hands. And yet, how many of those people have stood up and asked questions about this? Very, very few.
Part of the reason so few people have read this book is its expense. It is no longer sold without its companion, volume II (despite that they were published a year apart, and each is a stand-alone volume), and the set is quite expensive for a country where the average person spends less on books in a year than this set costs. It's possible that another part of the reason is that, if you care at all about language and presentation, it's simply impossible to recommend this book. All the great ideas here, and all the evidence, is presented horribly.
The Law That Never Was, vol. I is three hundred sixty-six pages long.Read more ›
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Red is a friend and we love this honest and straightforward book #1. Do not buy #2 as it has not much of Red in it and the author only wrote it for money. He did not do his homework on #2 like Red did on #1. We talked with Red on the phone about #2 and he said, "don't waste your money". So, we didn't. Red is a true Patriot and a great man of God. He loves this Country and wants to see those brought to justice who are usurping the Rule of Law and using the IRS to steal, threaten and lie to us about income taxes that were never supposed to come out of our paychecks. That amendment was never ratified. NEVER! So, RED will live on in Volume #1 of the set. His books will be read and loved and will go on and on until the IRS is abolished and gone off our National scene. When this happens and I pray it does, Red Beckman will have played a vital roll in it. God bless you Red and may you find peace and love in the arms of Jesus our Lord! You are loved!
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Tax protesters thinking they are way too special to help pay for the expenses of the United States will love this self deluding screed. Let me save you thousands of dollars. Do NOT waste a dime on this tripe.
There were enough states ratifying the Sixteenth Amendment even without Ohio to complete the number needed for ratification.
The IRS is a body established by “positive law” because it was created through a congressionally mandated power. Moreover, section 7803(a) explicitly provides that there shall be a Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
These arguments and the others quibbling about typos, proper forms, signature of the Commissioner, etc are rubbish. They are FRIVOLOUS and you WILL get poured out if you try to use them to justify your nonpayment of taxes. The same goes for the mendacious claim that your wages aren't "income." Etc etc. Just TRY and be a REAL patriot and pay your damn taxes. The best way to lower them is meticulous record keeping and advice from a tax professional who ISN'T a scam artist convict.
“Like moths to a flame, some people find themselves irresistibly drawn to the tax protester movement’s illusory claim that there is no legal requirement to pay federal income tax. And, like moths, these people sometimes get burned.” United States v. Sloan, 939 F.2d 499, 499-500 (7th Cir. 1991).