All this conjecture is invalid because the only purpose of the Constitution was to limit the powers and authority of the government. The amendment processes only purpose is to add more restrictions on the government. Therefor any amendment used to restrict the rights, powers, or authority of the people is invalid on its face. This includes prohibition and income tax.
As I have already stated statutes do not apply to people.
"The people or sovereign are not bound by general word in statutes, restrictive of prerogative right, title or interest, unless expressly named. Acts of limitation do not bind the King or the people. The people have been ceded all the rights of the King, the former sovereign,.....It is a maxim of the common law, that when an act is made for the common good and to prevent injury, the King shall be bound, though not named, but when a statute is general and prerogative right would be divested or taken from the King (or the people) he shall not be bound." People v Herkimer, 4 Cowen (NY) 345, 348 (1825)
The manor in which to resolve this dispute is to exercise your sovereign authority. To do that you must become a plaintiff. The government officials who try to apply these statutes to you, a People of the United States, has exceeded their jurisdiction and therefor directly liable for any injury they cause you. Only when you start taking things away from these thugs such as their houses, and cars, and pensions, and savings will they understand. Hit them in their pocketbook.
Now if you sign a contract to cede your earnings over to the IRS such as a W4 then you are bound by contract to pay because you voluntarily gave them your money. Private business owners need to take charge and fight for all of our rights, us peon employees have no leg to stand on. Most like me, had no choice to sign or not be employed and face certain despotism.
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