"Only the rare taxpayer would be likely to know that he could refuse to produce his records to IRS agents... Who would believe the ironic truth that the cooperative taxpayer fares much worse than the individual who relies upon his constitutional rights."
Judge Walter Joseph Cummings Jr.
(1916-1999) U.S. Federal Judge, United States Solicitor General
in US. v. Dickerson (7th Circuit 1969)
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Judge Cummings? Didn't he disappear suddenly?
 -- David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood     
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
    Yes, who would believe?
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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    The Democratic Oligarchy (having replaced ‘We The People’s guaranteed Representative Republic) compels labor from its inventory (patrons) allowing an arbitrary extra time percentage for sustaining said inventory's life. Forced non-criminal labor, as measured by the fruits thereof, by any definition is slavery. Inventory is only given the choice to volunteer for slavery or forfeit happiness, liberty, and property while being the incarcerated guest of the mob. As stated in a previous blog, the 16th Amendment gave the government no new power. The Republic's sovereign(s) could not be enslaved before or after 1913. Slavery can not be legitimized by bundling it under the title tax. To willingly patronize the societal larceny of enslaving the once noble sovereign is to declare one’s slave heart and mind, As for the Democratic Oligarchy’s administers, Sir Richard Burton said well: "The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty, but to have a slave of his own."
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Bravo, Kentucky      
    Volunteering to participate in this scam is the first mistake we make.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    By way of explanation: my use of inventory above was to demonstrate the individual's personal position to a governmental body that is acting under democracy, socialism, communism, collectivism, progressivism, or any other form that does not solely represent the individual, but rather the group. In such group think, all labors, property, etc. belong to the controller of the whole to be dealt with as its (the ethereal controller with a gun) prejudice seems best.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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