On this infamous day each year, every United States citizen and resident, who has taxable income, is required to file their individual income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (our version of the Gestapo), pay any taxes that still may be due, or, at the very least, request an extension of time to file it.
Unbeknownst to the average person, including most attorneys and accountants, when we file our tax returns and disclose the preponderance of information required, which keeps growing each and every year, we are waiving our right to be secure in our papers and effects (4th Amendment) and our right not to be compelled to be a witness against ourselves (5th Amendment). And, to add insult-to-injury, we have to sign the return under penalties of perjury.
Real criminals (e.g., those that commit robbery and murder) are usually subject to less harsh punishment than taxpayers who use aggressive tax-shelters to protect their property. Real criminals receive a Miranda warning explaining their rights. We (taxpayers) are not explained our rights and are purposely lied to.
The U.S. individual income tax, as administered today, is unconstitutional. If you do not believe this, please read The U.S. Individual Income Tax is Incompatible with a Free Society; it is available at www.jeffersoniangroup.com, Amazon.com, and Barnes & Noble. If you believe the arguments are sound, please encourage family members, friends, neighbors, and associates to read and distribute copies of this book.
In order to restore the experiment in freedom started by our founders, we must get past the propaganda and require truth in politics.
Dum spiro, spero—While I breathe I hope.
Robert G. Beard, Jr., J.D., LL.M., C.G.M.A., C.P.A.