From the August 2006 Idaho Observer:
A new tax that will be fair—to whom?
Last month we published parts one and two of "Fair Warning on the Fair Tax" by Vicky Davis. The articles prompted many responses. Most felt Davis’ analysis was consistent with their suspicions. A few expressed their beliefs that public pressure is behind fair tax reform and that with the death of the IRS will come a rebirth of our nation, the restoration of constitutional order and a new era of prosperity in America. Though we can hope a new system of revenue generation will transform our nation of wage tax slaves back into the land of the free, the hope requires that we ignore a few key points.
by P. Jones
First, the bad news. Yes, the large corporations have moved and reincorporated offshore so that Americans no longer have the power to regulate them or revoke their charters. It would appear that "Free Trade" was initiated in the first place to make this possible. Plus, corporate taxes were dramatically reduced by moving out of the country. With no import duties and impost taxes to worry about, it made better "cents" for corporations to relocate overseas. However, as a consequence, not only were Americans put out of work, but tax revenues began to decline as well. Now American taxpaying individuals will have to shoulder more of the burden. Interestingly, Social Security, Medicare, and disability insurance programs will be eliminated if the "Fair Tax" is imposed. This should certainly make Americans feel more secure.
Secondly, more bad news. Can you imagine the bureaucracy that will be required to enforce the collection of sales taxes from each individual? Imagine agents floating around at yard sales to ensure that people are charging taxes. But wait. If receipts are not given, how can there be proof of any sales transacted? Obviously, a government agent cannot be present when each sale is made, so the government will have to trust its citizens to be honest. But when has the government ever trusted its citizens? True, the government can threaten "tax cheaters" with life imprisonment, hanging, or decapitation—or maybe torture at the hands of the Chinese—but it is more likely that the government has something else in mind. Those in power always proceed forward in small steps. One step inevitably leads to the next. In the case of the "Fair Tax," in my opinion, the only sure method of ensuring compliance will be to impose a cashless society in which every transaction of buying and selling is recorded in the banks through one’s ID number. Thus, the government will not need to send out an army of agents throughout the land. All it will need is a highly-select and efficient group working in the banks to monitor all accounts, and if the government feels someone is cheating, it can simply take whatever amount it wants from a person’s account. Bartering will still be possible—with items that are not barcoded.
Now for a return to reality. The Preface of the 1939 Internal Revenue Code states that the first revenue laws were approved July 1, 1862, and those taxes were only on GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES at a graduated rate from 3 percent to 10 percent. Since this was the first and foundation of all future revenue regulations, the intended subjects of the tax are apparent. As you know, "Constitutional restrictions and limitations were NOT applicable to the areas of lands, enclaves, territories and possessions over which Congress had exclusive legislative authority" (Downes v. Bidwell, 182 U.S. 244).
"In exercising its constitutional power to make all needful regulations respecting territory belonging to the united States, Congress is not subject to the same constitutional limitations as when it is legislating for the United  States" (Hooven v. Evatt, 324 U.S. 674).
Prior to the 14th Amendment, those living in areas under the sovereignty and exclusive jurisdiction of Congress had no citizenship, and their rights were not protected by the Constitution. The 14th Amendment proposed to give those inhabitants of the District of Columbia (aka the Federal Zone) and areas "belonging to the United States" a class of citizenship "subject to the jurisdiction of the united States."
These "citizens" were given "civil" rights as opposed to "unalienable rights." Anyone in the surrounding 50 states is free to contract with the government of the District of Columbia and become 14th Amendment citizens if they wish. All one has to do is obtain a Social Security number, register to vote, or become a government employee [Ed note: Using banks and the post office, obtaining state licensure/ID of any kind also "opts" you into U.S. citizenship]. But we should understand that 14th Amendment citizens cannot claim to have Constitutional rights; they only have whatever rights Congress chooses to allow them.
Those rights can be revoked or changed at any time since the federal government’s power and authority is unlimited and unrestricted in federal areas. According to U.S. Code, Title 18, Sec. 7—Admiralty Jurisdiction is applicable in any lands reserved or acquired for the use of the United States and under the exclusive or concurrent jurisdiction thereof. The flag of Admiralty (military) courts has a yellow fringe around it. If you enter a courtroom and enter a plea in the presence of that flag, you have acquiesced (consented without protest) to federal military jurisdiction. This means that you have left your unalienable rights as protected by the Constitution at the door.
I have raised these issues to make the following point: Taxes by the government are imposed for the exercise of corporate privileges. If one does not enjoy benefits or privileges from government, there is no liability for taxes. Moreover, "The individual, unlike the corporation, cannot be taxed for the mere privilege of existing. The. . . Individual’s right to live and own property are natural rights for the enjoyment of which an excise cannot be imposed" (Redfield v. Fisher, 1930).
When one obtains a Social Security number, one enjoys a corporate benefit, and one becomes a corporate citizen of the District of Columbia. Since the federal government declared bankruptcy in 1933, that means that each corporate citizen is responsible to pay the national debt. To pay the debt through taxes (i.e. become a taxpayer), one has to have a Social Security number.
Now I know that most American patriots don’t think having a Social Security number is that big of a deal. After all, their lives pretty much go on the same, and to all appearances they still seem to be able to exercise Constitutional rights—but all of this is a facade to keep Americans from waking up before the net gets pulled in. Americans cannot hope to retain their freedoms as a group unless each one severs his/her ties with the Federal government.
In other words, each one of us is responsible for our own freedom. We are not represented by any government in existence today, so all we can do is turn to one another for mutual help and assistance in surviving outside the corporate System.
If we are opposed to world government and international law, then we should sit up and take notice of Bob Nicholson’s article "Is our Constitutional House on Fire?" (The Idaho Observer, April 2001). Nicholson stated that, "…the military Congress of the UNITED STATES has the power to pass private international law for application within the federal District of Columbia [and thus over all Federal areas and persons under its exclusive jurisdiction]." He continues: "Title 28, UNITED STATES CODE, is Copyrighted Private International Law. . . applicable only in the District of Columbia."
Here then we see that all "U.S. citizens" are already, in fact, world/international citizens! International law is fundamentally different from Constitutional and/or British Common Law.
My point is that Congress can legally impose a "Fair Tax" and even a "Global Tax" on all of its corporate citizens. They can whine or complain about it but, in the end, the international bankers will force all of its citizens to pay down the national debt. The fact that corporations are freeing themselves of the burden of taxes indicates that a shift has been planned to reduce Americans to a subsistence level of slavery. Those in power will soon shed their masks and make it clear that they won’t put up with any more talk about Constitutional rights. The government we know will be converted into an international government.
If we wish to avoid slavery, we are running out of time. If we wish to have some guidance, we should take note of what those in power have stated. The following are a few quotes from "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion:"
Protocol 20 (Financial Programme)—"And without a definite plan it is impossible to rule. Marching along an undetermined road and with undetermined resources brings to ruin by the way heroes and demi-gods" (Compare this with Don Harkins’ statement in the Editor’s Desk section of the July, 2006 edition—"Since no viable solutions have come forward to halt the destruction of our country, we can agree that attempts to reach our friends, families and communities. . . have thus far failed").
Maybe there is a viable solution, but Harkins is just not open to it because he thinks it won’t work and is content to remain in the "System" until he’s absolutely sure.
Protocol 6 (Monopolies)—"To complete the ruin of the industry of the goyim we shall bring to the assistance of speculation the luxury which we have developed among the goyim, that greedy demand for luxury which is swallowing up everything."
Karl Marx shed some light on this in his book "A World Without Jews" (1960 translation): "None of the so-called human rights….goes beyond the egotistical man…Man is not conceived….as a member of his species…The only bonds that hold them together are natural necessity, private interests, the conservation of property and their egotistical desires" (pp.27-28). [Private property] "forms the foundation of bourgeois society. It causes each man to find in his fellows not the realization of his freedom, but its limitation" (p.26). "Only under the rule of Christianity….could bourgeois society….dissolve the human world into a world of atomized and mutually hostile individuals" (p.43).
Protocol 6 (Monopolies)— "…as landed proprietors they can still be harmful to us from the fact that they are self-sufficing in the resources upon which they live. It is essential therefore for us at whatever cost to deprive them of their land. This object will be best attained by….loading lands with debt."
While the world conspirators have everything planned on a timetable, American patriots scurry around in panic from one crisis to another, trying to plug the holes in the dikes but discovering that they don’t have enough fingers to plug up all of them. When some new bill comes down the chute, such as the "Fair Tax," patriots are warned that they must contact their Congressmen right away to try to knock some sense into them and kill the latest bill that threatens their freedoms.
Why don’t we try a new approach—a "Plan B"—as insurance in case these Congressmen don’t listen to us and pass these bills anyway? What are we doing to get our own houses in order? Perhaps it is time to reevaluate our lives and discover what is most important, which is becoming stronger, more self-reliant people who are willing to take responsibility for our own lives instead of relying on government to take care of us.