Benson Goes to Supreme Court for All of Us: "In this historic 16th Amendment litigation, the Government has sued Bill BensonSubmitted by nmlifestyles on Mon, 09/21/2009 - 11:24
By: Devvy | September 21, 2009
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"Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions." -- James Madison, essay in the National Gazette, March 27, 1792
Over the years, I have written about many court battles. Bill Benson's has been going on for many years and now is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. For those not familiar with his case, it is about the First Amendment. It is about YOUR First Amendment rights. This is one of the most important First Amendment cases to go to the U.S. Supreme Court in the last 100 years. The government's arguments in this case have been so frivolous as to border on absurd. The lower courts have deliberately ignored the main issues because they don't wan to deal with this and that is why it now must go before the "high" court:
"In this historic 16th Amendment litigation, the Government has sued Bill Benson seeking an injunction prohibiting him from falsely telling people the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was not ratified and therefore people are not required to file an income tax return. The Government contends it is entitled to an injunction because Benson is promoting an abusive tax shelter, conduct made subject to a penalty per 26 U.S.C. Section 6700."
This case isn't about tax evasion or "paying your fair share." Benson has never promoted any form of abusive tax shelters. It is about the First Amendment. It is about oppressive government deciding they can change the language of the First Amendment to suit their own totalitarian needs. It is about real men who have sacrificed their freedom (Bill Benson), good times and forget getting paid big legal fees (Becraft and Dickstein) the whole way to stand and fight for what is right. Now, we must fight with them with our support.
This is the latest update from Jeffrey Dickstein, September 19, 2009:
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