NO! In fact, no such law exists! REALLY!
America: Freedom to Fascism - Director's Authorized Version, a documentary produced by the late, great Aaron Russo, is a definitive piece on the topic. I had the honor of knowing Aaron personally in his final months of life, before he succumbed to cancer in 2007.
The information in today's blog is excerpted directly from that documentary, which you may view in its entirety merely by clicking the link above.
As early as 1894, The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the power to tax wages was unconstitutional. However, Congress later passed the 16th ammendment in 1913 in order to impose a bona-fide income tax. At that time, President Woodrow Wilson said "I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined a nation. America is now controlled by its system of credit". By system of credit, he was referring to the accompanying establishment of the Federal Reserve.
The 16th Ammendment conferred NO new powers of taxation and was NOT ratified by the states.
Furthermore, the U.S. Constitution specifies that ANY direct tax must be "apportioned", meaning divided equally among all people. As you know, the personal income tax is NOT.
But aren't income taxes vital to provide essential services? NO!
Education is paid for by property taxes. Highways are paid for by the various taxes on gasoline. Defense was paid for by CORPORATE taxes, which are entirely legal. However, Defense expenditures have ballooned to such an extent, that even corporate taxes in their entirety are not, at this time, sufficient.
As recently as 2005, legal Corporate taxes were $278 billion, while illegal personal taxes were $927 billion.
The "controversy" continues. On August 31, 2005, Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan, ruled that the government is not even REQUIRED to answer the American people's questions as to the legality or existence of the personal tax law, despite the guarantees afforded by the FIRST Ammendment.
The IRS has refused to show ANY laws requiring payment of personal income taxes, despite a voluminous code, now the size of a rather large telephone directory!
According to Bill Clinton, while questioned about the legality of personal taxation on March 11, 1993: "We can't be fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans". WHAT???
The IRS code itself states that the personal income tax is VOLUNTARY! "Your income tax is 100% voluntary and your liquor tax is a 100% enforced tax."
The code does not even define the term "income". The Supreme Court has ruled income as constituting "gains from corporate activity". It has further ruled that employment is considered "private property" in the context of being exchanged for any form of payment (Coppage v. Kansas 1914).
NONE of any of the Supreme Court rulings have yet to be overturned!
If this doesn't give you a Christmas chuckle, then I don't know what will.
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