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U. S. Government Officials Refuse To Answer Questions On Legality Of The IRS And Income Tax System

Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (MD), Assistant Attorney General Dan Bryant, and IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti have broken their written agreement with the American People and have betrayed the United States Constitution.



We Now Have A
Constitutional Crisis

It has come to pass that our public servants in the federal government no longer recognize nor respect the United States Constitution or Bill of Rights. With sorrow and resolve, we hereby acknowledge the grave danger that is upon our nation. With a unified and resounding voice, the American people must now speak to our servant government. We will not forfeit our dignity to unjust rulers. The working men and women of America are not indentured servants, and will no longer toil under this unjust and unlawful system of taxation in our own land.

We will not permit arrogant and unaccountable government officials to violate our most sacred rights to life, liberty and property ... under the pretense of caring for us. We are a free people who hold to the rule of law, and are devoted to the eternal principles of truth, equality and justice. As such, we hereby demand our rightful sovereignty as American citizens and the attendant blessings of personal freedom and responsible citizenship that are our birthright.

We the People now demand that the government respond in a recorded, public forum to our petition for redress of grievances regarding the fraudulent origin of the IRS and the unlawful administration and enforcement of the personal income tax system against American citizens.

Update on Recent Events

On Wednesday, January 23 rd, after e-mailing a message to Lisa Wright and Sallie Taylor (two of Congressman Roscoe Bartlett’s aides), Bob Schulz flew to Washington DC to hand deliver his January 22 nd letter

l letter to Congressman Bartlett. Bob also delivered to Congressman Bartlett an initial list of 299 detailed questions regarding the fraudulent origin of the IRS and the unlawful administration and enforcement of the personal income tax system. A copy of the letter to Congressman Bartlett and the list of questions were also delivered to Attorney General John Ashcroft and Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neil. Copies of the documents were faxed to Lawrence Lindsey, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.

Upon his arrival at Congressman Bartlett’s Washington office, Bob Schulz was informed by Lisa Wright that the Congressman would not meet with Schulz, would not reconsider his decision to withdraw from the February truth-in-taxation hearing, and would not keep his promise to make the Science and Technology Room at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill available to the People for the hearing.

It is now confirmed that Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, Assistant Attorney General Dan Bryant, and IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti have refused to honor their written agreement to answer the People’s Petition regarding the Fraudulent Origin Of The IRS And The Unlawful Administration and Enforcement Of The Personal Income Tax in a recorded, public hearing before the American People. Please contact these government leaders and inform them that this dishonorable violation of the public trust is completely unacceptable.

In an October 2001 letter to Bob Schulz, Congressman Bartlett had the following to say about the IRS and the personal income tax:

Our Country has labored under a federal income tax system that is inconsistent with the liberty of a free people. Quite simply, the government of a free people should not tax the labor of it’s citizens, and it is imperative that the federal tax system not be repugnant (contrary) to the constitution and its laws."

In a hand-written, signed letter to Congressman Bartlett, Assistant Attorney General Dan Bryant made the following promise to the American People in July 2001:

“I will do everything within my power to ensure that the Dept. of Justice will provide appropriate representatives to participate in a congressional briefing hosted by Congressman Bartlett in connection with the above referenced matter.”

Why has Congressman Bartlett broken his word to the American People? Why have Assistant Attorney General Dan Bryant and IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti both reneged on their promise to answer questions in a recorded, public hearing regarding the fraudulent origin of the IRS and the unlawful administration and enforcement of the income tax against American citizens? Why should the American People respect a federal government that has proven itself unworthy of our trust?

Could it be that Congressman Bartlett, Assistant Attorney General Bryant and Commissioner Rossotti have refused to answer our questions regarding this immoral and unlawful income tax system because they cannot defend it on moral or legal grounds? And like the vast majority of

our government leaders, these men who have been placed in high positions of public trust do not have the personal integrity and courage to admit this long-standing injustice against the American People.

Why have our government officials continued to mislead the American People about the personal income tax system? Our government leaders KNOW the truth about the Fraudulent Origin and Unlawful Operations of the IRS. Why do millions of honest, hard-working and patriotic Americans incorrectly believe that the personal income tax pays for the essential functions of the federal government? Why have the politicians, bureaucrats and special interests that control our government refused to tell the American People the truth----that not one cent of our personal income taxes go to pay for essential government functions like highways and national defense?

Don’t take our word on this. Read it for yourself in The Grace Commission Report, which was commissioned by President Reagan and published in 1984. The following is one paragraph from the report:

“With two-thirds of everyone's personal income taxes wasted or not collected, 100 percent of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal debt and by Federal Government contributions to transfer payments. In other words, all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services which taxpayers expect from their Government."

Most of the money collected by the federal government from personal income taxes goes to pay the interest expense on the multi-trillion dollar debt that these same government officials have placed on the backs of We The American People and our children. IT IS NOW TIME FOR THE TRUTH TO BE HEARD. THE TRUTH MUST BE HEARD.

Without the right to petition the government for redress of grievances then, in practical effect, the people have no rights at all.

That is why We The People, in 1791, saw to it that the “petition clause” was placed right up front in the Bill of Rights, in the First Amendment.

“Congress shall make no law respecting …the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Whether we have a written Constitution that protects our unalienable rights as Americans is now a question. Whether the Constitution is any more than a piece of paper is now a question. Whether we have a federal government limited by a Constitution and Bill of Rights is now a question.

What can be done? Nothing, if the American People allow a powerful minority group of politicians and government bureaucrats to disregard our Constitution and destroy the moral fabric of our society. Government tyranny results when the government acts outside the boundaries established around its power by the will of the people as expressed in written constitutions. Governments become corrupt when they are not held accountable by informed citizens who demand honest and moral conduct from their leaders. When large segments of the population become careless, apathetic or dependent on government, the seeds of corruption fall on fertile ground. Over the past 75 years, the American People have allowed the federal government to gradually accrue vast powers that were never authorized by our Constitution. The direct, progressive tax that the federal government imposes on the wages of all working Americans is what continues to fuel this insidious abuse of government power.

On February 27-28, in a recorded, public hearing in Washington, DC, We The People will prove conclusively that our rights as American citizens are being broadly violated by a corrupt federal government that no longer respects our Constitution and the rule of law. We will present irrefutable evidence to the American People that the personal income tax system is a fraudulent and unlawful creation. The government has a legal and moral obligation to respond to the People. To quote from Congressman Bartlett’s recent letter:

“The constitution that I love and have sworn to uphold and defend grants citizens the right to petition our government for redress of grievances. It is my duty as an elected representative to the United States Congress to insure that once a petition, such as yours, is properly framed, our government timely and properly responds."

We the People are up against an unjust and uncivil government. To achieve the government reforms to which we are entitled, a critical mass of patriotic Americans must take a stand for the principles of liberty and justice, which gave birth to our Nation and our Constitution.

If Required, the Government Will be Tried in Absentia

We The People will put the personal income tax system on trial at a recorded, public hearing on February 27-28 in Washington, DC. (click here for time/location and other particulars ). If officials of the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service do not appear at the hearing to publicly answer our questions, we will present conclusive evidence supporting our claims regarding the fraudulent origin of the IRS and the unlawful administration and enforcement of the income tax system against American citizens. We will record the hearing and broadcast the proceedings in a nationwide live web-broadcast

We will also present formal legal claims against those specific government officials in absentia who have conspired to deceive and defraud the American People, and intentionally deny our unalienable rights guaranteed by the First, Fourth, Fifth and Thirteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.


Action Item No. 1: Stand and Be Counted

Millions of honest, hard-working, patriotic Americans have now learned that the personal income tax system is a fraud, and that the IRS has no constitutional authority (except by threat, intimidation and coercion) to force employers to withhold the income tax from the paychecks of their employees or to force American citizens to file a tax return.

Then why do so many of these people withhold the tax and file returns? Simply because they are afraid. For the most part they are isolated from all but a few of their fellow believers who are willing to acknowledge the truth. Corrupt government officials and their ideological counterparts in the media and private industry use this fear to keep the people obedient and in check. Feeling isolated and intimidated by government threats, most people are afraid to take a stand unless they know thousands of other American citizens will stand with them.

On February 27-28, the American People will stand together and demand that our servant government respect the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. As a free people, we will permanently remove the chains of this slave tax from our shoulders.

Our objective is to obtain at least 1,000,000 signatures supporting the People’s Petition For Redress Of Grievances related to the fraudulent origin of the IRS and the unlawful administration and enforcement of the personal income tax. If you are willing to take a stand and be counted if 1,000,000 other citizens agree to do the same, we ask you to sign a statement of support for the People’s Petition.

Action Item No. 2: Attend the Income Tax Trial

If you are an official of a freedom loving organization, or previously signed the citizens’ Remonstrance or were a delegate in support of the delivery of the Remonstrance to our national leaders on April 13, 2000, we request that you register and attend the income tax trial on February 27-28 in Washington, DC. All others who would like to attend the tax trial are invited to register while seating is still available.

Action Item No. 3: Invitation to Learned Persons

We are inviting any qualified member of the accounting, tax or legal profession, any qualified government official, university professors, or any other experts who would like to participate in the February hearing and respond to the questions that the IRS and DOJ have thus far been unwilling to answer under oath in a public forum, to please contact us.

Action Item No. 4: Help Us Get The Word Out

Please visit our web site and review the copy of our newspaper ad / flier announcing the February truth-in-taxation hearing -- (517kb .pdf). Please make copies of the flier and share them with others. Help us inform millions of Americans about the hearing. Also, “Wait to File” your tax return until February 28 th, and you have learned the truth.

If you believe that every American citizen has the unalienable right to petition our government for a redress of grievances, please join us. The federal government has an obligation to respond to proper petitions from the American People, and DOJ and IRS must appear and answer the questions on February 27 and 28.

Please make the telephone calls and send the faxes and e-mails suggested here and ask everyone you know to do the same. Let your voice be heard. Click here .

Action Item No. 5: What Happens After the February Hearing ?

If representatives of the IRS and DOJ do not attend the February hearing to publicly and under oath respond to the People’s Petition related to the fraudulent origin of the IRS and the unlawful administration and enforcement of the personal income tax system, there will be a mass demonstration by the American People at the Washington Mall in DC on Sunday, April 14, 2002 to protest the government’s operation of this slave tax. We will throw 1040 forms into metal drums signifying our refusal to participate further in this fraudulent and unlawful government tax scam.

It is now imperative to summon all patriots in this cause for liberty and justice. It is time to ask all right thinking Americans to stand united and put a collective foot down against this arrogant disregard for our liberties, rights and freedoms, whether it be an erosion of our right to petition the government for a redress of grievances, our right to privacy, our right to property, our right to firearms, our right to fully-informed juries, our right to honest representation and voting, our right to a truly independent judiciary, our freedom from the influence of the “same hands” in all three branches, our right to honest checks and balances, our right to the fruits of our labor, our right not to have the government waste the fruits of our labor under the pretense of caring for us, our right to laws that do not favor public over private education, our right to home school our children, our right to have the war powers clauses adhered to, our right to have all treaties approved by the Senate, et al.

Please stand and be counted at this critical moment in our country’s history. What meaning does life have without principle, without justice and without liberty?

We The People Foundation



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