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… About The Internal Revenue Service
a recent conversation with an official at the Internal Revenue Service, I was
amazed when he told me that 'If the taxpayers of this country ever discover that
the IRS operates on 90% bluff the entire system will collapse' ".
Henry Bellmon, Senator (1969)
"... the key question is: can we
define 'income' in a fair and reasonably straightforward manner? Unfortunately
we have not yet succeeded in doing so".
-Shirley Peterson, former IRS
Commissioner, April 1993
"I don't like the income tax. Every time
we talk about these taxes we get around to the idea of 'from each according to
his capacity and to each according to his needs'. That's socialism. It's written
into the Communist Manifesto. Maybe we ought to see that every person who gets a
tax return receives a copy of the Communist Manifesto with it so he can see
what's happening to him".
-T. Coleman Andrews, Commissioner of
Internal Revenue, May 25, 1956 in US. News & World Report
"Our federal tax system is, in short, utterly impossible, utterly
unjust and completely counterproductive [it] reeks with injustice and is
fundamentally un-American... it has earned a rebellion and it's time we
-President Ronald Reagan, May 1983, Williamsburg, VA
"If no information or return is filed, [the] Internal Revenue
Service cannot assess you".
- Gary Makovski, Special IRS Agent,
testifying under oath in US. v. Lloyd
"The United States has a
system of taxation by confession".
-Hugo Black, Supreme Court
Justice, in U.S.A. Kahriger
"Only the rare taxpayer would be
likely to know that he could refuse to produce his records to IRS agents... Who
would believe the ironic truth that the cooperative taxpayer fares much worse
than the individual who relies upon his constitutional rights".
Cummings, U.S. Federal Judge, in US. v. Dickerson (7th Circuit 1969)
"The purpose of the IRS is to collect the proper amount of tax
revenues at the least cost to the public, and in a manner that warrants the
highest degree of public confidence in our integrity, efficiency and fairness.
To achieve that purpose, we will encourage and achieve the highest possible
degree of voluntary compliance in accordance with the tax laws and
-Internal Revenue Manual, Chapter 1100, section
"Fear is the key element for the IRS in achieving its
mission. Without fear, the IRS would have a difficult time maintaining our
so-called system of voluntary compliance ...". "Given the opportunity, the IRS
will take the easy way out and grab whatever it can... the IRS does not really
care about you and what your future....... may be".
former IRS Criminal Investigation Agent and author of "IRS In
"The IRS is an extraordinary example of the end justifying
the means. The means of this agency is growth. It is interesting that the
revenue officers within the IRS refer to taxpayers as 'inventory'. The IRS
embodies the political realities of the selfish human desire to dominate others.
Thus the end of this gigantic pretense of officialdom is power, pure and simple.
The meek may inherit the earth, but they will never receive a promotion in an
agency where efficiency is measured by the number of seizures of taxpayers'
property and by the number of citizens and businesses driven into
- George Hansen, Congressman and author of "To Harass Our
"I have sat on many a promotion panel where the first
question of panel members was 'How many seizures have you
-Joseph R. Smith, eighteen-year IRS agent, testifying before
"The agency that is so strict on the way Americans keep
their books cannot even pass a financial audit".
Republican Senator from Alaska
"Eight decades of amendments... to
[the] code have produced a virtually impenetrable maze... The rules are
unintelligible to most citizens... The rules are equally mysterious to many
government employees who are charged with administering and enforcing the
- Shirley Peterson, Former IRS Commissioner, April14, 1993 at
Southern Methodist University
"some techniques can be used only
in connection with a full-scale program due to the nature of the tax situation
and the need to avoid unnecessary taxpayer reaction. An example would be income
tax returns compliance efforts aimed at the non-business
-Internal Revenue Service Manual, section 5221 "Returns
"This [audit] was made extremely difficult
because [IRS] existing Systems were not designed to provide reliable financial
information... on their operations".
-Comptroller Bowsher, Government
Accounting Office, on the first-ever audit of the IRS in
"The wages of the average American worker, after inflation
and taxes, have decreased 17% since 1973, the only Western industrial nation to
-Martin Gross, author of "The Tax Racket: Government
Extortion From A to Z"
About Social Security
"When you pay social security taxes, you
are in no way making provision for your own retirement. You are paying the
pensions of those who are already retired. Once you understand this, you see
that whether you will get the benefits you are counting on when you retire
depends on whether Congress will levy enough taxes, borrow enough, or print
-W. Allen Wallis, former Chairman of the 1975 Advisory
Council on Social Security, May27, 1976
"There is no prospect that
today's younger workers will receive all the Social Security and Medicare
benefits currently promised them".
-Dorcas Hardy, former Social
Security Commissioner and author of "Social Insecurity", quoted in the December
1995 Reader's Digest.
"All we have to do now is to inform the
public that the payment of social security taxes is voluntary and watch the mass
-Walter E. Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of
Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, January 24,
…About The Law
"The Constitution is a written instrument. As such
it's meaning does not alter. That which it meant when adopted, it means
-United States Supreme Court in South Carolina vs. United States
"The Constitution prohibits any direct tax, unless in
proportion to numbers as ascertained by the census..... [and] ... prohibits
Congress from laying a direct tax on the revenue from property of the citizen
without regard to state lines...
- United States Supreme Court in
Pollack v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Company (1895)
"... [the 16th
Amendment] conferred no new power of taxation... [and]... prohibited the ....
power of income taxation possessed by Congress from the be ginning from being
taken out of the category of indirect taxation to which it inherently
-United States Supreme Court in Stanton v. Baltic Mining
"To lay with one hand the power of government on the
property of the citizen, and with the other to bestow it on favored
individuals... is none the less robbery because it is... called taxation".
-United States Supreme Court in Loan Association v. Topeka (18__
"...the intent of the lawmaker is to be found in the language
that he has used".
-United States Supreme Court in U.S. V. Goldberg
"Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the
surface, many Citizens, because of their respect for what appears to be law, are
cunningly coerced into waiving their rights due to ignorance".
States Supreme Court in US. v. Minker, 350 US 179 at 187
shall... coin money; emit bills of credit; make any thing but gold and silver
coin a tender in payment of debts...".
-United States Constitution,
Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1
"... bank records are not the
depositor's private papers and having given the information to the bank, the
depositor has no legitimate expectation of continued privacy... Records of an
individual's accounts with banks are not the individual's private papers
protected against compulsory production by the 4th Amendment, but instead are
the business records of the banks".
-United States Supreme Court in
US. v. Miller
"In questions of power, then, let no more be said of
confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the
…About Money, Banking & The Federal Reserve
"100% of what is
collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal Debt ... all individual
in-come tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services
taxpayers expect from government"
-Grace Commission report submitted
to President Ronald Reagan on January 15, 1984
"In 1833, a small
group of Socialists met in London, announcing their intentions of converting the
British economic system from capitalism to socialism. This group chose the name
"Fabian Society". One of the leading members of the Fabian Society, author
George Bernard Shaw, perhaps summed it up best when he said, quote: "...
Socialism means equality of income or nothing... under socialism you would not
be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly feed, clothed, lodged, taught, and
employed whether you like it or not. If it were discovered that you had not
character enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in
a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live you would have to live
-Edgar Wallace Robinson in his 1980 booklet titled "Rolling
"Of all contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of
mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper
- Daniel Webster
"All the perplexities,
confusion and distress in America rise, not from defects in their Constitution
or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright
ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation".
in a letter to Thomas Jefferson in 1787
"Gold is still the
ultimate store of wealth. It's the world's only true money. And there isn't much
of it to go around. All of it ever mined would fit into a small building - a 56
foot cube. The annual world production would fit into a 14 foot cube, roughly
the size of an ordinary living room. If each Chinese citizen were to buy just
one ounce, it would take up the annual supply for the next 200
- Mark Nestmann, author of "How To Achieve Personal And
Financial Privacy In A Public Age
"I see in the near future a
crisis approaching. It unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my
country... the Money Power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign"'
by working upon the prejudices of the people, until the wealth is aggregated in
a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety
for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war."
-Abraham Lincoln, - In a letter written to William Elkin just after
the passage of the National Banking Act of 1863 and less than five months before
he was assassinated.
"... the privilege of creating and issuing
money... is the government's greatest creative opportunity... [saving] the
taxpayers immense sums of money...".
"If the American people ever allow private banks to
control the issue 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 property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent
their fathers conquered".
-Thomas Jefferson in 1802 in a letter to
then Secretary of the Treasury, Albert Gallatin
"I believe that
banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing
- Thomas Jefferson
"Give me control over a
nation's currency and I care not who makes its laws"
- Baron M.A.
Rothschild (1744 - 1812)
"Under the surface, the Rothschilds long
had a powerful influence in dictating American financial laws. The law records
show that they were powers in the old Bank of the United States [abolished by
-Gustav Myers, author of "History of the Great
"... You are a den of vipers and thieves. I
intend to rout you out, and by the grace of the Eternal God, will rout you
-President Andrew Jackson, upon evicting a delegation of
international bankers from the Oval Office
"If Congress has the
right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given to be used by
themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations".
"The few who can understand the system will either
be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors, that there will
be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the
people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages that
capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint and
perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their
- John Sherman, protege of the Rothschild banking family,
in a letter sent in 1863 to New York Bankers, Morton, and Gould, in support of
the then proposed National Banking Act
".. we conclude that the
[Federal] Reserve Banks are not federal ... but are independent privately owned
and locally controlled corporations... without day to day direction from the
- 9th Circuit Court in Lewis v£ United States,
June 24, 1982
"Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are US
government institutions They are not... they are private credit monopolies which
prey upon the people of the US. for the benefit of themselves and their foreign
and domestic swindlers, and rich and predatory money lenders. The sack of the
United States by the Fed is the greatest crime in history. Every effort has been
made by the Fed to conceal its powers, but the truth is the Fed has usurped the
government. It controls everything here and it controls all our foreign
relations. It makes and breaks governments at will".
Charles McFadden, Chairman, House Banking and Currency Committee, June 10, 1932
"when you or I write a check there must be sufficient funds in
our account to cover that check, but when the Federal Reserve writes a check, it
is creating money".
-Boston Federal Reserve Bank in a publication
titled "Putting It Simply"
"We make money the old fashioned way.
We print it".
-Art Rolnick, former Chief Economist, Minneapolis
Federal Reserve Bank
"This is a staggering thought. We are
completely dependent on the commercial Banks. Someone has to borrow every dollar
we have in circulation, cash or credit. If the Banks create ample synthetic
money we are prosperous; if not, we starve. We are absolutely without a
permanent money system. When one gets a complete grasp of the picture, the
tragic absurdity of our hopeless position is almost incredible, but there it is.
It is the most important subject intelligent persons can investigate and reflect
upon. It is so important that our present civilization may collapse unless it
becomes widely understood and the defects remedied very soon."
Hemphill, Credit manager of Federal Reserve Bank in
"Historically, the United States has been a hard money
country. Only [since 1913] has the United States operated on a fiat money
system. During this period, paper money has depreciated over 87%. During the
preceding 140 year period, the hard currency of the United States had actually
maintained its value. wholesale prices in 1913... were the same as in 1787".
-Kenneth Gerbino, former chairman of the American Economic
"About all a Federal Reserve note can legally do is wipe
out one debt and replace it with itself another debt, a note that promises
nothing. If anything's been paid, the payment occurs only in the minds of the
- Tupper Saucy, author of" The Miracle On Main
"By a continuing process of inflation, governments can
confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their
citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis
of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden
forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which
not one man in a million is able to diagnose".
- John Maynard Keynes,
economist and author of "The Economic Consequences Of The
"Inflation has now been institutionalized at a fairly
constant 5% per year. This has been determined to be the optimum level for
generating the most revenue without causing public alarm. A 5% devaluation
applies, not only to the money earned this year, but to all that is left over
from previous years. At the end of the first year, a dollar is worth 95 cents.
At the end of the second year, the 95 cents is reduced again by 5%, leaving its
worth at 90 cents, and so on. By the time a person has worked 20 years, the
government will have confiscated 64% of every dollar he saved over those years.
By the time he has worked 45 years, the hidden tax will be 90%. The government
will take virtually everything a person saves over a lifetime".
Edward Griffin, historian and author of "The Creature From Jekyll
"The real truth of the matter is, and you and I know, that
a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the US.
since the days of Andrew Jackson. History depicts Andrew Jackson as the last
truly honorable and incorruptible American president".
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, November 23, 1933 in a letter to Colonel Edward
"...our system of credit is concentrated... in the
hands of a few men... a power so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so
interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that [we had] better not speak above
[our] breath when [we] speak in condemnation of it ... We have come to be ...
completely controlled... by ... small groups of dominant
-President Woodrow Wilson
"The Founding Fathers of
this great land had no difficulty whatsoever understanding the agenda of
bankers, and they frequently referred to them and their kind as, quote, 'friends
of paper money. They hated the Bank of England, in particular, and felt that
even were we successful in winning our independence from England and King
George, we could never truly be a nation of freemen, unless we had an honest
money system. Through ignorance, but moreover, because of apathy, a small, but
wealthy, clique of power brokers have robbed us of our Rights and Liberties, and
we are being raped of our wealth. We are paying the price for the near-comatose
levels of complacency by our parents, and only God knows what might become of
our children, should we not work diligently to shake this country from its
slumber! Many a nation has lost its freedom at the end of a gun barrel, but here
in America, we just decided to hand it over voluntarily. Worse yet, we paid for
the tyranny and usurpation out of our own pockets with "voluntary" tax
contributions and the use of a debt-laden fiat currency!".
Kershaw, author of the 1994 booklet "Economic Solutions"
I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately.
Some of the biggest men in the U.S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing,
are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power
somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so
pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in
condemnation of it."
Woodrow Wilson - In his book entitled The New
"The fact is that there is a serious danger of this
country becoming a pluto-democracy; that is, a sham republic with the real
government in the hands of a small clique of enormously wealth men, who speak
through their money, and whose influence, even today, radiates to every corner
of the United States."
William McAdoo - President Wilson’s national
campaign vice-chairman, wrote in Crowded years (1974)
or financial capitalism had (a) far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a
world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the
political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This
system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the
world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings
and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International
Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the
world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central
bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury
loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic
activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent
economic rewards in the business world."
Prof. Carroll Quigley in his
book Tragedy and Hope
"In a small Swiss city sits an
international organization so obscure and secretive....Control of the
institution, the Bank for International Settlements, lies with some of the
world’s most powerful and least visible men: the heads of 32 central banks,
officials able to shift billions of dollars and alter the course of economies at
the stroke of a pen."
Keith Bradsher of the New York Times, August 5,
"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The
Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to
create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits
to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great
fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be
a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of
Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create
Sir Josiah Stamp - President of the Bank of England in the
1920’s, and the second richest man in Britain.
Reserve Bank of New York is eager to enter into close relationship with the Bank
for International Settlements....The conclusion is impossible to escape that the
State and Treasury Departments are willing to pool the banking system of Europe
and America, setting up a world financial power independent of and above the
Government of the United States....The United States under present conditions
will be transformed from the most active of manufacturing nations into a
consuming and importing nation with a balance of trade against
Rep. Louis McFadden - (Chairman of the House Committee on Banking
and Currency) quoted in the New York Times (June 1930)
Depression resulting from the Stock Market crash) was not accidental. It was a
carefully contrived occurrence....The international bankers sought to bring
about a condition of despair here so they might emerge as rulers of us
Rep. McFadden testified in Congress (1933). There were at least
two attempts on his life by gunfire. He died of suspected poisoning after
attending a banquet.
"The Federal Reserve (Banks) are one of the
most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the
sound of my voice who does not know that this Nation is run by the International
Rep. Louis McFadden
"Whoever controls the
volume of money in any country is absolute master of all commerce and industry."
President James A. Garfield
"History shows that the
money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit and violent means
possible to maintain control over governments by controlling the money and the
issuance of it."
President James A. Madison
more to spur the boom in stocks than the decision made by the New York Federal
Reserve bank, in the spring of 1927, to cut the rediscount rate. Benjamin
Strong, Governor of the bank, was chief advocate of this unwise measure, which
was taken largely at the behest of Montagu Norman of the Bank of England....At
the time of the Banks action I warned of its consequences....I felt that sooner
or later the market had to break."
Money baron Bernard Baruch in
Baruch: The Public Years (1960)
"Thus corporations finally claimed
the full rights enjoyed by individual citizens while being exempted from many of
the responsibilities and liabilities of citizenship. Furthermore, in being
guaranteed the same right to free speech as individual citizens, they achieved,
in the words of Paul Hawken, ‘precisely what the Bill of Rights was intended to
prevent: domination of public thought and discourse.’ The subsequent claim by
corporations that they have the same right as any individual to influence the
government in their own interest pits the individual citizen against the vast
financial and communications resources of the corporation and mocks the
constitutional intent that all citizens have an equal voice in the political
debates surrounding important issues."
David C. Korten, in his book,
When Corporations Rule the World
"Give me control over a man’s
economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few
occasional heroes, I’ll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and
behave as I want them to."
Benjamine A. Rooge
who can understand the system (Federal Reserve) will be so interested in its
profits, or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from
that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the people mentally
incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from
the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even
suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests."
Brothers of London
" The Federal Reserve Bank is nothing but a
banking fraud and an unlawful crime against civilization. Why? Because they
"create" the money made out of nothing, and our Uncle Sap Government issues
their "Federal Reserve Notes" and stamps our Government approval with NO
obligation whatever from these Federal Reserve Banks, Individual Banks or
National Banks, etc.
H.L. Birum, Sr. American Mercury, August 1957, p.
"I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this
ground that "all powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution,
nor prohibited by it to the states, are preserved to the states or to the
people. " ... To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn
around the powers of Congress is to take possession of a boundless field of
power, no longer susceptible of any definition. The incorporation of a bank, and
the powers assumed by this bill (chartering the first Bank of the United
States), have not, been delegated to the United States by the
Thomas Jefferson - in opposition to the chartering of
the first Bank of the United States (1791).
"The money power
preys on the nation in times of peace, and conspires against it in times of
adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more
selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its
methods or throw light upon its crimes."
"Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute
master of all industry and commerce."
President James A.
These statements were made during hearings of the House
Committee on Banking and Currency, September 30, 1941.
the Federal Reserve Board call themselves "Governors". Governor Eccles was
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board at the time of these
Congressman Patman: "How did you get the money to
buy those two billion dollars worth of Government securities in
Governor Eccles: "Out of the right to issue credit
Patman: "And there is nothing behind it, is there,
except our Government’s credit?"
Eccles: "That is what our
money system is. If there were no debts in our money system, there wouldn’t be
Congressman Fletcher: "Chairman Eccles, when do
you think there is a possibility of returning to a free and open market, instead
of this pegged and artificially controlled financial market we now
Governor Eccles: "Never, not in your lifetime or
Statements made during hearings of the House Committee on
Banking and Currency, 1947.
"Mr. Speaker, we are now in Chapter
11... Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest
reorganization of any bankrupt entity in world history".
Trafficant, Congressman, March 17, 1993 in the Congressional Record
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