Why Someone Becomes A 'Cracking the Code-...' Warrior
A Brief Profile Of Today's True American Heroes
She knows how to read.
She reads Article 1, Section 9 of the United States Constitution:
She looks up the definitions of 'direct tax' and 'capitation':
She knows the US Supreme Court explains the meaning of "capitation" in the US Constitution in its ruling in Pollock v. Farmer's Loan & Trust, 157 U.S. 429 (1895) – the most detailed analysis of federal taxing powers ever made by the court. The court cites to, and endorses, the observations as to the Framers' understanding and use of the term of Albert Gallatin, state and federal congressman and senator, U.S. Minister to England and France, and still the longest-serving Secretary of the Treasury in U.S. history. As the Supremes say:
"...Albert Gallatin, in his Sketch of the Finances of the United States, published in November, 1796, said: 'The most generally received opinion, however, is that, by direct taxes in the constitution, those are meant which are raised on the capital or revenue of the people;...'
"He then quotes from Smith's Wealth of Nations, and continues: 'The remarkable coincidence of the clause of the constitution with this passage in using the word 'capitation' as a generic expression, including the different species of direct taxes-- an acceptation of the word peculiar, it is believed, to Dr. Smith-- leaves little doubt that the framers of the one had the other in view at the time, and that they, as well as he, by direct taxes, meant those paid directly from, and falling immediately on, the revenue;...'"
She notes that the Supreme Court clearly declares that Article 1, Section 9, prohibiting unapportioned capitations, remains the unadulterated law of the land:
He knows how to think.
He recognizes that according to what he has read, the income tax would appear to be unconstitutional-- unless there is something about it that he doesn't know.
She knows how to educate herself.
She studies 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America' and finds the keys to the puzzle.
On the pages of 'Cracking the Code-...' she sees, for the first time, the 'fine print' in the income tax law which the IRS and the multi-billion dollar tax-compliance industry somehow never get around to sharing with the average American. She learns the extremely narrow legal meanings of the terms "income", "wages" "employee", "trade or business" and others, which are fundamentally different in the law from the common words that most people take them to be. She discovers that by virtue of those specialized meanings, the tax actually only applies to people engaged in certain kinds of voluntary, out-of-the-ordinary activities, and thus IS completely Constitutional-- but is also completely different from what Americans are led to believe by letting themselves be shown only carefully selected little snippets of the law, with that critical 'fine print' left out.
Furthermore, she learns exactly how she, like most other Americans, is made to appear to be engaged in those voluntary, out-of-the-ordinary activities to which the tax does apply, even when she is not-- and what can be done about it.
He respects the law.
He recognizes that to let his earnings continue to be characterized as "income" when they are not is to undermine one of the basic principles of the Rule of Law-- that the law must say what it means, and mean what it says. He understands that when the government is allowed to treat the words of any law as meaning what they do not, the "law" quickly becomes a tool of self-serving corruption-- and eventually a tool of oppression.
Do You Know How To Read, Think and Learn? Do You Respect The Law?
Please Help Spread The Word!!
There is a general media silence about CtC and the liberating knowledge that it provides. Partly this is because gaining that knowledge requires more effort than scanning a wire-service summary; partly it is because journalists are a little gun-shy on the whole subject of tax law, thanks to the history of errant theorists touting misunderstandings such as those discussed here. It is also, of course, because journalists, too, are victims of lifetime conditioning by everyone's favorite rabid-junkyard-dog agency. Consequently, this is a grass-roots thing. PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD!! Most Americans want to enjoy the benefits of the rule of law-- even those who may never have mentioned the subject before.