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Feds shut down info:16th (federal tax) & 17th (centralized Senate) amendments never passed

Peeling away the rotting layers of our centralized, uncaring one-party state: as if you were unable to guess: from 1913, it's built from repressing locally representative government and soundly backed finances.... ======== 16th amendment: Benson, ex-revenue collector for State of Illinois, in 1984, commissioned to conduct investigation into ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment. Benson traveled to all 48 states which had been admitted to the Union during the 'ratification' this amendment in 1913. He found the numbers required for the 16th amendment never actually happened. It was just announced, written into 'history', people started being 'income taxed,' and those who questioned it were repressed. (By the way the Federal Reserve came in illegally in 1913 as well.) ======= 17th amendment: In the process, Benson discovered numbers aren't there for 'accepted ratification' of nationalized parties taking over state Senator positions either.
====== Thus, effectively all people in the Senate from 1913 to the present have been unconstitutionally pretending they are a legal source of power. Benson published a two part volume on the Sixteenth Amendment, 'The Law That Never Was'. He also published another work titled, 'Proof the Seventeenth Amendment was Never Ratified'. Over the past twenty years, Benson has refused to voluntarily file or pay income taxes. While he did spend time in prison, his fiercely fought battles against the government are legendary. The "federal government" (or whatever you really should call these people and their self-assumed power, they aren't the federal government legally), "they" have gone after Benson to, in his own words, "Shut down the truth from the American people." "They" have filed an injunction seeking to force Benson to cease and desist publishing...According to Benson interview, "The government is calling my documents a theory! Can you imagine that? I have 17,000 court certified documents and the government refers to them as a theory!"

======== On June 21, 2001, Phil Hart, a member of Idaho State Legislature, filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court, which requires them to publicly justify the Sixteenth Amenment. The Supreme Court blushed, balked, and unconstitutionally refused to take it--despite being required to. These "government" coupmeisters, descendeded from actors and financial families of 1913, maintain a "Sixteenth/Seventeeth Amendment" dreamworld, despite them never being ratified.


Feds Call Court Certified Documents a "Theory" In Bill Benson Case


Posted: February 15, 2005
1:05 AM Eastern
NewsWithViews.com

Bill Benson is a former revenue collector for the State of Illinois. Back in 1984, Benson was commissioned to conduct an investigation into the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Benson traveled to all 48 states which had been admitted to the Union at the time of the ratification of this amendment in 1913. He spent close to a year in the bowels of these state archives collecting official documents.

What Benson found according to legal researchers was nothing short of a bombshell: Not only was the Sixteenth Amendment - the so-called "income tax amendment' never ratified by the required number of states, he also discovered that the Seventeenth Amendment wasn't ratified either.

The Seventeenth Amendment allows for U.S. Senators to be elected by the citizens of the states. Prior to this amendment, U.S. Senators were appointed by each state legislature.

Benson published a two part volume on the Sixteenth Amendment, 'The Law That Never Was'. He also published another work titled, 'Proof the Seventeenth Amendment was Never Ratified'. Over the past twenty years as a result of Benson's battle to expose the alleged fraud which occurred on these two amendments, Benson has refused to voluntarily file or pay income taxes. While he did spend time in prison, his fiercely fought battles against the government are legendary.

NWVs has now learned that the federal government has once again gone after Benson to, in his own words, "Shut down the truth from the American people." The government has filed an injunction seeking to force Benson to cease and desist from selling his reliance defense package on income taxes, post a statement on his web site announcing the government's injunction and demanding the names of anyone Benson has sold his reliance defense package to relating the Sixteenth Amendment.

According to Benson in a telephone interview, "The government is calling my documents a theory! Can you imagine that? I have 17,000 documents that we call court certified and the government refers to them as a theory!"

Benson indeed has the 17,000 hard documents he maintains prove his allegations that both the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments were never ratified. His legal team in Milwaukee, the Law Offices of Robert G. Bernhoft, S.C., have now filed a Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction and for Failure to State a Claim Upon Which Relief Can be Granted.

One of the most intriguing parts of this filing is that Benson's counsel, Jeffrey A. Dickstein, appears to be turning the table on the government and putting them in a position where in order to prvail, the government must prove the Sixteenth Amendment was ratified - something Benson steadfastly claims they cannot do and states he has the documents to prove it. According to Benson's latest filing:

"As previously discussed, the United States can not prevail as a matter of law unless it can prove Benson "made or caused to be made false or fraudulent statements concerning the tax benefits to be derived from the entity, plan or arrangement" and that "he knew or had reason to know the statements were false or fraudulent." This requires the United States to prove the Sixteenth Amendment was properly ratified, because if it were not properly ratified, Benson's statements would not be false or fraudulent, they would be true, and the United States' action would fail."

On June 21, 2001, Phil Hart, who is now a member of the Idaho State Legislature, filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court on this very issue. The court refused to hear his case.

The government has maintained for decades that the Sixteenth Amendment was ratified, it is the legal basis for the income tax and call any arguments to the contrary "frivolous."

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you're living in a legalistic 24.Sep.2005 17:20

fantasy world

The system of 1900 was no friend to ordinary people either.

You're not going to beat them on this in court. It's not like nobody's ever tried this before.

The judges say it's legit, then to them it's legit.

If you're going to take direct action to make the world better, then WHO CARES whether Amendment #X or Amendment #Y "passed" 80 or 90 years ago.

. 30.Sep.2005 07:03

green

Regardless of your spin machine comments, it's still illegal and the whole 20th century in the USA has been a criminal banker coup desperate to keep power from the Federal Reserve onward...