The Way It Is

For Those Who Donít Already Know

by Fred Marshall Jr. September 19, 2002

"Give me control of a nation's money, and I care not who makes its laws."
Mayer Rothschild

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
Thomas Jefferson
(before the existence of the privately-owned Federal Reserve)

"Corporations have been enthroned ....
An era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people...
until wealth is aggregated in a few hands ... and the Republic is destroyed."
Abraham Lincoln

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
Samuel Adams

"None are so helplessly enslaved as those
who mistakenly believe themselves to be free"

The core around which all else revolves in the United States is the Federal Reserve. It is a registered foreign for-profit corporation principally owned by ten (10) international banking conglomerates, as listed below:

1. The Rothschild Family - London

2. The Rothschild Family - Berlin

3. The Lazard Brothers - Paris

4. Israel Seiff - Italy

5. Kuhn-Loeb - Germany

6. The Warburgs - Amsterdam

7. The Warburgs - Hamburg

8. Lehman Brothers - New York City

9. Goldman & Sachs - New York City

10. The Rockefeller Family - New York City

*The Rockefeller Family is the only non-Jewish shareholder of the Federal Reserve. I donít suggest there is any significance attached to that fact but it is, nonetheless, a fact, and readers are free to form their own opinions.

The Federal Reserve was illegally established, in 1913, by corrupt legislators in sufficient numbers to sneak the legislation through just hours before Christmas when the honest legislators who would have blocked it were home for the holidays (folks traveled by horse and buggy and trains back then). The details of that are not sufficiently important to this presentation to merit their lengthy disclosure here. Suffice it to say that it was a deliberate move designed to give the organization total control of the United States and its vast assets.

The Act was intentionally companioned with the 16th Amendment which had previously been bulldozed through during the 1912 and 1913 time frame in much the same the "dark of night"....and was fraudulently declared by Secretary of State Philander Knox to be properly ratified. He did that in spite of the fact that fewer than half the states actually ratified it through their individual legislatures in accordance with their respective State Constitutions, and in accordance with the Constitution for the United States of America.

Within mere months, the "icing on the cake" was added by the 17th Amendment which took away "States' Rights" formerly guaranteed by the 10th Amendment. The "checks and balances" previously guaranteed, by having representatives in the House elected by the people and representatives in the Senate selected by State legislatures, was neutered by putting the selection of both Senators and Representatives directly in the hands of the individual voters.

Bill Bensonís book "The Law That Never Was" (16th Amendment) thoroughly documents this with authentic certified copies of legislative actions from the archives of each state then in existence. His personal research was painstaking, exhaustive, and consumed years of his dedicated life. He obtained and assembled these documents and he has stored the originals in a secured location unknown to the government, with copies secured in a second location unknown to the government. A third set of documents he has used in a wide variety of endeavors to teach the truth to the general public.

Benson, now an aging gentleman, declined offers by the imperial federal government establishment to buy the rights to his book before publication for any price he wished to specify. He discloses in the book that one Senatorís office communicated several offers to him, on behalf of the government. He declined them all and published the book anyway. The government reportedly has a team of full-time agents whose sole mission in life is to find every possible copy of the book they can lay their hands on and destroy it.

Establishing the Federal Reserve and "ratifying" the 16th Amendment set the stage for the subsequent withdrawal of the gold reserves which previously backed United States Currency and limited the amount of money which could be spent and in circulation at any given time. Once that standard was removed, the Congress had access to an unlimited supply of currency (not money) it could merely spend into existence at will, and created an elaborate debt ponzi scheme designed to enrich the owners of the entity.....the Federal Reserve... which printed worthless paper currency. It is best described as "fiat money."

Noteworthy, too, is the fact that the Constitution has never been amended so as to permit worthless paper notes, especially when printed by an entity external to the Government of the United States, to be substituted for gold and silver for the purpose of representing money. How can the removal of the "gold standard" have been done legally? I donít know.

Considering the degree of greed inherent in humanity, this system guarantees that the governmentís reckless and irresponsible spending will eventually result in such a massive amount of perceived "debt" that it will topple the government and the country.

Keep in mind that there is no real debt, because no value has been given and the only cost to the Federal Reserve has been its cost of paper, ink, printing machinery, and other printing and cutting supplies. It costs the same to print a sheet of one-dollar bills as it does to print a sheet of one hundred dollar bills. There is no value involved, by any stretch of the imagination and there is, therefore, no real debt.

But the whole idea of the ponzi scheme was to create a perceived debt upon which the Federal Reserve could charge interest, and force the American people to pledge sufficient amounts of their labor to pay the interest. To accomplish this, they needed a tax on "income".....even though the Constitution expressly prohibits the taxing of a manís labor (thatís one of the reasons our founding fathers led the declaration of our independence from England where there were debtorsí prisons and manís labor was taxed).

"Passing" the 16th Amendment to the Constitution gave the appearance of "legalizing" an income tax, even though the Supreme Court has since ruled that it applies only to corporate profits......that it "created no new taxing authority."

The 16th Amendment reads (amended Article I, Section 2, Paragraph 3, and Article I Section 8, Paragraph 1):

"The Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration."

To the vast majority of readers, that looks pretty clear, especially the clause "from whatever source derived." It seems to mean all money received by an individual, no matter the source. But those familiar with law know that words mean things......precise things.......and must be interpreted properly in order to be understood.

The word "income" had years earlier come to mean, in its legal applications, "corporate profit" and had been so ruled by the Supreme Court. Therefore, as the Supreme Court has ruled since, the taxes referred to in the 16th Amendment are direct excise taxes and apply only to corporate profits. Ergo, the ruling that it "created no new taxing authority," because corporate profits were already being legally taxed prior to the 16th Amendment.

Permit me to illustrate and explain the deliberate fraud here. Re-read the 16th Amendment but substitute the word "widgets" for "income." It would then read:

"The Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on widgets, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration."

What is the first thing one must do before beginning a "new" tax system to comply with the wording above? Define "widgets?" Of course. Before you can tax something, you must first know what it is and how to recognize it when you see it.

So, the first thing the "income tax code" (Title 26 of the United States Code [statutes] and 26 Code of Federal Regulations [implementing regulations]) should do is to define "income." Right?

But it doesnít.

Nowhere in all the millions of words in those two voluminous sets of code and regulations can the definition of "income" be found. Nowhere in the hundreds of IRS operating manuals, training manuals, or "customer" publications can the definition be found. But something else IS defined........"gross income," an entirely different "animal."

That was no accident. It was deliberate so that readers would connect together two words they think they understand, so as to believe that (1) all monies accruing to an individual is "income," (2) gross income is all monies accruing to an individual before operating expenses or other costs are deducted, and (3) everyone must pay individual income taxes.

All three are factually untrue, however.

In 26 USC and 26 CFR, the only entities REQUIRED to file and pay taxes are those "liable" or "made liable" for such taxes. The only humans "liable" or "made liable" in the code are listed below, and include aliens, citizens earning money abroad, and withholding agents who have collected voluntary contributions from employees or others. Withholding agents are fiduciaries and must turn over monies which they hold as trustees (Section 1461, 26 USC "Liability for Withheld Income).

Most experts, including many former career IRS officers, agree that those REQUIRED to file are the 12 listed below, and ONLY those 12 are required to file, under the tax code:

(1) Income tax returns on which all, or a portion, of the tax is to be paid in foreign currency.

(2) Income tax returns of an individual citizen of the United States whose principal place of abode for the period with respect to which the returnis filed is outside the United States.

(3) Income tax returns of an individual citizen of a possession of the United States (whether or not a citizen of the United States) who has no legal residence or principal place of business in any internal revenue district in the United States (actually, there are no "internal revenue" districts; the districts to which this refers are "Customs" districts).

(4) Except in the case of any departing alien return under section 6851and Sec. 1.6851-2, the income tax return of any nonresident alien.

(5) The income tax return of an estate or trust the fiduciary of which is outside the United States and who has no legal residence or principal place of business in any internal revenue district in the United States.(actually, there are no "internal revenue" districts; the districts to which this refers are "Customs" districts).

(6) Income tax returns of foreign corporations.

(7) The return by a withholding agent of the income tax required to be withheld at source under chapter 3 of the Code on nonresident aliens and foreign corporations and tax-free covenant bonds.

(8) Income tax returns of persons who claim the benefits of section 911(relating to earned income from sources without the United States).

(9) Income tax returns of corporations which claim the benefits of section 922 (relating to special deduction for Western Hemisphere trade corporations) except in the case of consolidated returns filed pursuant to the regulations under section 1502.

(10) Income tax returns of persons who claim the benefits of section 931 (relating to income from sources within possessions of the United States).

(11) Income tax returns of persons who claim the benefits of section 933 (relating to income from sources within Puerto Rico).

(12) Income tax returns of corporations which claim the benefits of section 941 (relating to the special deduction for China Trade Act corporations).

All others are not required to file or pay because they are not "liable" and have not been "made liable" by any statute or regulation. Therefore, IF they file and pay, they do so VOLUNTARILY by assessing themselves.

In layman's terms, it appears the general intent is to tax foreigners earning money inside this country, U.S. citizens earning money outside this country, and to make agents withholding such taxes liable to turn over such withheld funds to the government. All others who wish to pay taxes may do so voluntarily.

The absence of an unambiguous identification of who is liable is no oversight or inadvertent error. The Congress clearly knows how to state that someone is liable. Throughout the sections pertaining to the manufacture, sale, storage, and distribution of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and some drugs, the terminology is indelibly clear as to who is liable.....the word is used repeatedly there.

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