Judge Bartley, the current 13th amendment states:
Submitted by FreedomIsAbsolute on Mon, 04/02/2012 – 20:47. Permalink
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude [compulsory service], except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the united States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” From acknowledging this amendment, wouldn’t it be known that taxation = involuntary servitude [compulsory service]? They take 1/3 out of our pay without letting us deny them the theft. If someone took the IRS to court and used the 13th amendment as unconstitutional grounds, do you think it would hold up? And do you think this is a valid point?
Are taxes involuntary servitude?
I like the way you are thinking.
To your question, “If someone took the IRS to court and used the 13th amendment as unconstitutional grounds, do you think it would hold up?” Answer, it should, but it won’t, for the courts are too far gone. You might even incur a frivolous claim penalty of up to $25,000!
To your question, “And do you think this is a valid point?” Yes at least to the extent that the tax revenues are used for spending not authorized in the Constitution, which amounts to about 70% of the federal budget, as we argued in the case I cited in the article.
Also involuntary servitude rears its ugly head in employer tax withholding cases. Please see http://douglassbartley.wordpress.com...-employ…
Submitted by Judge Bartley on Mon, 04/02/2012 – 21:15. Permalink