Sunday, November 15, 2009

IRS And Alleged 5th Amendment Violations - Was The 16th Amendment Really Ever Ratified?

Apparently, the Federal government sued William J. Benson to censor and punish his speech disclosing a major government fraud with respect to the federal income tax. Even as the Fifth Amendment protects our right to due process of law and prohibits the government from denying a person charged with illegal conduct the ability to defend himself, the government has refused to hear Benson's evidence proving government fraud!

Meanwhile, the Federal Judiciary refuses to enforce the Constitution!
The authority of the federal government to collect its income tax depends upon the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the federal income tax amendment, which was allegedly ratified in 1913. After a year of extensive research, Bill Benson discovered that the 16th Amendment was not ratified by the required 3/4 of the states, but nevertheless Secretary of State Philander Knox fraudulently announced ratification.

The ongoing litigation in U.S. v Benson is a fight for all of us ... and now includes an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.


In 1984, William J. Benson traveled to the capitols of all forty-eight states. There he obtained official, certified, copies of each State's legislative journals pertaining to the State's activities in ratifying, or not ratifying, the proposed 16th Amendment. Benson also traveled to Washington, D.C. and obtained from the United States National Archives, certified copies of the official documents pertaining to the proposed 16th Amendment.

The legislative journals conclusively establish, that despite not having the power to do so, several States intentionally modified the language of the proposed amendment. Having done so, the States violated Article V of the United States Constitution, and their votes cannot be counted.

Benson discovered other discrepancies too. He wrote and published a book on what he discovered, The Law That Never Was, Vols 1 and 2, available on his web site at . The 17,000 official, certified, documents conclusively show that less than the constitutionally required thirty-six States voted to ratify the proposed Sixteenth Amendment.

Without a validly ratified Sixteenth Amendment, the federal income tax is unconstitutional. Bill accused the government of a massive fraud and cover-up and urged the American people to exercise their rights under the First Amendment to petition the government to correct this fraud.

In 2004, the government filed a lawsuit against Bill Benson. That lawsuit alleged Bill was falsely telling people the 16th Amendment was not ratified. The government asked the United States District Court in Chicago to issue an order preventing Bill from telling people what he found and preventing him from selling the supporting information through the Internet. The lawsuit also asked for the names and addresses of everyone who obtained Bill's information.

Bill attempted to defend against the allegations that he was lying by filing with the Court the evidence which proves he is telling the truth. The government, being wholly unable to refute the fact that the documents prove Bill is telling the truth, instead asked the Court to strike Bill's evidence from the court record.

The Court struck Bill's evidence from the record, then ruled that Bill had provided no evidence to refute the government's allegations that his statements were false. The Court then issued an injunction making it illegal for Bill to tell the people what he had discovered.

Bill then filed an appeal with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Bill argued that when the District Court refused to look at and consider his evidence, he was denied fundamental due process of law. The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution mandates the government give a defendant, charged with violating the law, a fair hearing in which the Court must consider the defendant's evidence.

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, just like the government attorneys, refused to address this issue.


The 4 states listed below are among the 38 states that Philander Knox claimed ratification from.

* The Kentucky Senate voted upon the resolution, but rejected it by a vote of 9 in favor and 22 opposed.
* The Oklahoma Senate amended the language of the 16th Amendment to have a precisely opposite meaning.
* The California legislative assembly never recorded any vote upon any proposal to adopt the amendment proposed by Congress.
* The State of Minnesota sent nothing to the Secretary of State in Washington.

Attorney Jeffrey A. Dickstein, will be filing an appeal to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and you can review the pleadings filed in this case so you can see for yourself the tyranny being practiced in our courts.

Interesting video here