Monday, January 9, 2012

Occupy the Income Tax

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Will Kesler
Activist Post

The Occupy movement has not yet fully utilized the two most potent weapons mankind has created in our long, long struggle to be free. We have yet to meld the Constitution with the Internet; the Founding Fathers have not gone viral.

The First Amendment states that there shall be no law abridging the right of the people to peaceably assemble, as Occupiers do to righteous effect. The First Amendment also gives citizens the right to petition for redress of grievances. We can go viral in a single, decisive petition; millions of citizens, voices merged loud and clear. The 99 per cent will be heard, will be answered.

Justly acknowledged for and drawing strength from diversity, it may now be prudent to roar in a single unified declaration. While there are numerous grievances to choose from, we can cease funding the system that oppresses us. We need not pay income tax. There is no law. The government itself insists filing is based on “voluntary compliance” as true patriots languish in small cells for not volunteering.

Petition for Redress of Grievances

Whereas the First Amendment to our Constitution states “Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” we respectfully summit this petition to the President, to the IRS and to the Department of Justice and demand answers to the following seven questions.

1. True or false? In Brushaber, the landmark case regarding the 16th Amendment, the Supreme Court ruled that a new, direct taxing power, not limited by apportionment or uniformity, would “Cause one provision of the Constitution to destroy another” and “If acceded to would create radical and destructive changes to our Constitutional system.”

2. True or false? The Supreme Court, in Brushaber, thus ruled “Taxation on income was in its nature an excise (indirect) tax entitled to be enforced as such.”

3. True or false? The Harvard Law Review (vol. 29, pages 536-8) states, in essence, that “In Brushaber, Chief Justice White, construed the 16th Amendment as a declaration that an income tax is “indirect” rather than making an exception to the rule that direct taxes must be apportioned.”

4. True or false? If the Supreme Court ruled that income tax was “indirect” the tax would have to be uniform and since it is not uniform… it cannot be required.

5. True or false? Testifying, under oath, before the 83rd Congress, Dwight E. Davis, then Head of the Alcohol and Tobacco Division of the IRS, stated, that “Your income tax is 100% voluntary tax and your liquor tax is 100% enforced tax. Now the situation is as different as night and day.”

6. True or false? The Federal Register states “The mission of the IRS is to encourage and achieve the highest possible degree of voluntary compliance with the tax laws and regulations.”

7. True or false? The Internal Revenue Code defines a “withholding agent” as only required to deduct and withhold income tax from nonresident aliens and foreign corporations. Therefore, no law requires income tax be withheld from citizens living in America.

Seven answers, all true and easily documented, if answered, are sufficient to end income tax, expose tyranny and peacefully change the course of history.

This article is reprinted with permission from the author.  It also appeared at the AspenPost.
Will Kesler is an anti-income tax activist living in Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado.  

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Chris said...

Yes, I agree! This is what I keep telling people, they are using our funds to commit their crimes so screw it, stop giving them the money! Lets all scream a collective NO and watch the machine screech to a halt. The machine only operates cause we choose to work it, lets all make another choice. Peace!

Lili said...

YES!!!!! Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Now to get this info out on the lame stream blogs and comments. Washington post dot com, USA Today, US News, etc. Use their propaganda machine against them!

Winsmith said...

You do not know anyone who pays taxes. Taxes cannot be paid with dollar bills that IRS (Imaginary revenue Scam) said "are not dollars" or with credit. The Fed said their system "works (us) only with credit" that would keep its value "if there were fewer people bid-ding against each other." Taxes cannot be paid with counterfeit. Nobel Laureate, Paul Samuel-son said the Federal Reserve is an "omnipotent counterfeiter." For sources, see: and

Mike said...

I stopped paying income tax the day this country invaded Iraq. I will not support murder, mayhem and state sanctioned terrorism in any way. Let alone give those rotten pricks money to perpetuate their felonious activities!

Anonymous said...

That worked out pretty well for Wesley Snipes, didn't it? Refusing to pay taxes is inviting yourself to inspect the brand new open for business FEMA camps as an indefinite guest. Be carefull in letting anger lead towards self-destruction.

Anonymous said...

"Time grows so short for action through knowledge." Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn


The following was not written by me, but pretty much sums up the situation. The works of Mr. Nord Davis, Jr. and Augustus Blackstone are especially well written regarding this subject.


L. Gore
Monroe County, Pa.
We call the IRS Regulations a "Code," because a "Code" is a language always written in such a way that those who do not know the encryption and special meanings of the words, such as "Label", cannot figure it out in a hundred years..." Pardon Me, but... #5 (Nord Davis. Jr.)

The District of Columbia (The District) has created adhesion contracts (i.e. birth certificate, drivers license, voter registration, 1040), and has kept their true purpose a secret. All paper created by "The District" are contracts, they NEED a signature, this makes the signer "liable' for "The District" debt.

These “hidden” contracts are what make you "subject to" "The District' rules and regulations as YOU just signed and made yourself surety

The Federal Reserve is an unconstitutional private company that our public servants (1913) put in charge of creating the country's currency. The bankers got paid in gold, the public servants got the paper to spend and now didn’t have to go directly to the people.

When the public servants ran out of gold they started using (and continue to use) "We the People" as collateral. (Research!!).

The elected officials continue to allow the FED to exist. It makes it easier for them to spend other peoples' money without being accountable.

The collection arm of this private company (Federal Reserve) is the IRS. What, you think the bankers would trust the public servants with collection?
The politicians will NEVER End the Fed! It is their sanctioned creation and useful cover. So what to do?

Educate Yourself. Stop the transfusion, and DEFUND "The District".

Know the difference between "lawful" and "legal". A population cannot be "ignorant and free".
The legal definitions of 'sui juris', 'propria persona', and "pro se", and what Contracts you have unwittingly signed.

The sovereign States created the Federal District via the Constitution. Since the War and Emergency Powers Act of 1933 suspended the Constitution (Research!!)

- the states gave "The District" (the created) power over the States (the creator). The States have never reclaimed their sovereignty.

Know who you are “at Law”, that Contract Law is the ONLY law of the courts and get out from under "The District".

Anonymous said...

Willingly you bow to the murder of innocent men, women and children as you fill in that fraudulent set of docs called tax filings. Willingly you bow to the poisoning of this biosphere and space as you file that fraudulent set of docs. An entire epoch's children were going to pay a severe price for you and the other walking dead. It is not all your fault you have had help; school, parents, media, mass money religion, and so on. Not volunteering is an act of righteous self defense; peacefully, and no one will be excused because the information is available to those who want to live by the truth. Those who fund and perpetuate (evil, inc.) theft; human trafficking of men, women and children; pedophilia; rape; ocean, lake, river, and stream poisoning; animal cruelty; environmental destruction large scale or small; and the disrespect of the Universal Creator whom is the omnipotent symbol of love and cooperation will be changed or removed.
Those that would rather die, hide, sit in jail, or become beggars rather than be a willing participant will be vindicated. Soon the Creators love will be set free again as the base we live by and foundation we rebuild from. When the real God (not Israels) calls out the warriors they will capture and bind this anti-human belief system of self inflicted debauchery along with the entities who taught it and banish it from this planet. Godot is here and walking the earth again. The deceivers are scared shitless. It is reported it will not be a peaceful resurrection of the Universal command to “forgive thy enemy”. The mustard seed of faith has lain dormant in this drought of truth and love hidden under the reservoirs of blood that have run from tax collecting and money changing. It has parched this planet of compassion and history shows we find balance by mass being compressed and released through demonstrations.
When a fire burns out of control with the potential to do more harm than good a line is drawn as a savior to prevent natures complete destruction. The line has been drawn and the time to “jump” across and save yourself and loved ones from permanent banishment from the human being (homo sapient) evolution stream to human-being-spirit (homo spiriticus) is drawing to a close. No one knows the due date stamped in the book. The crowd is starting to swell, but still remains small compared to the army of the dead. Watch Resident Evil series and see if it helps you figure out who you are in this movie. You have to chose now to live and survive in the luminosity of Good or truly become the living zombie you are currently acting as by choice or deception, but are not and were not created as such.
The final call is going out and your presence is being requested to jump, but it is not necessary for the evolution of the human-being-spirit to have your attendance. The Universe is infinite in its potential and practicality to use its rays of energy somewhere {c;). Remember that deeply and you will put down your check book and pick up a shovel of truth and help dig us out from under the lie. Change your actions and change the world. Words give motivation or hyperbole, but deeds provide history and definition; human zombie or human spirit for your remainder here. You will be defined in the moments of your individual movie by determining the lens you decide to focus through as you act out your part. You can listen to the Universally eternal, internal director or keep improvising on your own and keep tasting your own flesh.
Ghana Serapis

Anonymous said...

"That worked out pretty well for Wesley Snipes, didn't it?" Excuse me, but Wesley Snipes was acquitted on 4 of the 6 charges of tax evasion. The four acquitted charges were for willfully not filing. The jury found him not guilty because he argued that he believed filing was voluntary. The two charges that stuck were based on the 2 years that he DID file but falsely reported. Lesson learned: DON'T FILE!

Anonymous said...

Not filing income tax returns is a VERY good idea. Furthermore, employers who require new hires to fill out W-4 forms and report their earnings and their employee earnings to the IRS must stop this nonsense. I am self-employed and I have 7 employees whom I pay cash. We all do just fine w/out paying income taxes, and have been for years. Everyone pays taxes as it is every time their money changes hands, from the gas and food they buy, to the phone and utility bills they pay, to the automobile license and registration fees they pay, to the real estate taxes they pay. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

steve said...

How bout occupy the federal reserve...? IRS is a good step in the right direction though. Too bad these damned OWS people won't even listen. If they don't even realize that wall street is a fed puppet, then why the hell would they protest the irs?

Anonymous said...

I've been against this nonsense for years now. I don't care what my family say anymore. I want to know what the worst thing that will happen to me if I don't file my income tax return.

Anonymous said...

Geithner Needs Your Help!!!

Anonymous said...

The current income tax is not based on the 16th amendment as most people think. It is based instead on the constitutional provision for a direct tax during the time of war for a maximum of two years(world war two). It then became voluntary for a period of 20 years when it became public law in the mid sixties. We essentially were asleep to the fact that this public law provision existed in the court system. I became aware of this provision and the implications 20 some years ago and did the research which later allowed me to nullify an IRS debt. If you don't believe me then do the research. The 16th amendment was for corporate and dividend income only and any discussion relating to taxes on wages is a waste of time. Almost no one paid income tax prior to WWII. Joe Lewis incorporated and was prosecuted as a corporation. This scared almost everyone into complying to the voluntary tax 1940s to 1960s. Read it and weep-our parents and grandparents were asleep.

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