Re: POLI: Encouraging Tax Evasion

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 26 Jul 1999 09:17:55 -0700 (PDT)

> > Tax resisters have often looked for technicalities in the actual IRS
> > regulations where they define "income" and "dollars" and other terms,
> > hoping to show that the wording fails to capture most people's actual
> > income today. All such arguments have been and will continue to be
> > rejected, and the people involved often go to jail.
> However it has been proven that the 16th Amendment was NEVER ratified.
> The IRS tax code is not based on the 16th Amendment, and specifically
> states in it that participation is entirely voluntary in order to be
> legal.

This argument too has been long since debunked, and people using it have been and will continue to be jailed. As always, it pays to be most skeptical of ideas you would /like/ to be true; but a charlatan on the side of freedom is still a charlatan.

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