February 11, 2007

"America: Freedom to Fascism"

I just got done watching "America: Freedom to Fascism." Now, I've seen lots of these kinds of documentaries over the past five years or so, and they are all quite good ("Why We Fight" in particular is a fantastic film). In fact, I've commented about some of them periodically here. I know some of you prefer me to stick to posting about hikes we take and birds we've seen. But sometimes I just need to talk about things I think are important. Things I think EVERYONE should think are important. Besides, it's always good to stay informed, and to listen to viewpoints you may never have been introduced to before. And it never hurts to investigate why we do things certain ways, rather than simply doing it for no better reason than, "Well, that's just the way it's done."

For instance, why do we pay income taxes? Cuz it's the law, right? Wrong.

Don't like paying income taxes? Well, guess what? You don't have to! There is no law that requires Americans to pay a direct, unapportioned tax on their labor. It doesn't exist. In fact, the Supreme Court has ruled multiple times that the 16th Amendment, the part of the Constitution the IRS always refers to when justifying their authority to mandate payment of taxes on our income, does not give the government any such authority whatsoever. I'm not saying all taxes are illegal, cuz they aren't. But mandating a federal income tax certainly is. In fact, IRS code uses the term "voluntary compliance" when discussing payment of income taxes. Interesting, huh? Even if you never intend to stop paying your income tax, this is a very interesting discussion to get involved in.

Want to learn more about it? You can either go here, or just watch "America: Freedom to Fascism."

Every American should watch it, and not just because it tells you that you don't have to pay income taxes. More importantly, it talks about the Federal Reserve. Did you know that the Federal Reserve, the entity that creates U.S. currency, is a private bank? The only thing "federal" about it is the name. It's not a government agency at all. Want to learn why this is such a very, very bad thing? Watch this movie:

America: Freedom to Fascism

Call me a conspiracy theorist. Call me a wacko liberal. I don't care what you call me, as long as you take an hour and a half out of your lives and go watch "America: Freedom to Fascism."

2 comments:

chris said...

Very interesting. My coworker also saw this film. I should probably watch this.

kippur said...

Geez, what's takin you so long to post? You still watchin that crazy person movie about taxes? ;) We want to see pictures of your new house. Preferably NOT on the micro setting of your camera.