Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Law That Never Was

Source: The Law That Never Was


On January 10, 2008, the Federal District Court in Chicago issued a permanent injunction against Bill Benson on the grounds that by offering information demonstrating that the 16th Amendment was not legally ratified, he was promoting an abusive tax shelter. The Court then refused to look at the government-certified documentary evidence, deciding instead that the facts necessary to prove his statements true were "irrelevant."

What has America come to when the government we created to protect our rights can accuse us of lying and then prohibit us from presenting a defense in a court of law?

The Premise

The federal government rests its authority to collect income tax on the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution—the federal income tax amendment—which was allegedly ratified in 1913.
"The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration."—The 16th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America
After an extensive year-long nationwide research project, William J. Benson discovered that the 16th Amendment was not ratified by the requisite three-fourths of the states and that nevertheless Secretary of State Philander Knox had fraudulently declared ratification.

It was a shocking revelation; it reached deep to the core of our American system of governance.

The Discovery

Article V of the U.S. Constitution defines the ratification process and requires three-fourths of the states to ratify any amendment proposed by Congress. There were fourty-eight states in the American Union in 1913, meaning that affirmative action of thirty-six was necessary for ratification. In February 1913, Secretary of State Philander Knox proclaimed that thirty-eight had ratified the Amendment.

In 1984 Bill Benson began a research project, never before performed, to investigate the process of ratification of the 16th Amendment. After traveling to the capitols of the New England states and reviewing the journals of the state legislative bodies, he saw that many states had not ratified. He continued his research at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.; it was here that Bill found his Golden Key.

This damning piece of evidence is a sixteen-page memorandum from the Solicitor of the Department of State, among whose duties is the provision of legal opinions for the Secretary of State. In this memorandum, the Solicitor lists the many errors he found in the ratification process.

These four states are among the thirty-eight from which Philander Knox claimed ratification:
• California: The legislature never recorded any vote on any proposal to adopt the amendment proposed by Congress.
• Kentucky: The Senate voted on the resolution, but rejected it by a vote of nine in favor and twenty-two opposed.
• Minnesota: The State sent nothing to the Secretary of State in Washington.
• Oklahoma: The Senate amended the language of the 16th Amendment to have a precisely opposite meaning. 

Bill would like to thank all those who've contributed or shown support in the fight against fraudulent taxation. Click here to help. 

When his project was finished at the end of 1984, Bill had visited the capitol of every state from 1913 and knew that not a single one had actually and legally ratified the proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution. Thirty-three states engaged in the unauthorized activity of altering the language of an amendment proposed by Congress, a power that the states do not possess.

Since thirty-six states were needed for ratification, the failure of thirteen to ratify was fatal to the Amendment. This occurs within the major (first three) defects tabulated in Defects in Ratification of the 16th Amendment. Even if we were to ignore defects of spelling, capitalization and punctuation, we would still have only two states which successfully ratified.

Important Headlines

Devvy Kidd travels to Washington D.C. Click here.

Sherry Jackson convicted, click here for the full story.

Talk about tax cheats and tax protestors! Here they are—read and ask questions, write to these departments to find out why they believe they're above the law. Click here for the list.

They Are Attacking Us

By Anna Von Reitz | Thursday, September 12, 2019

I have worked hard and put in my time, but no, this is not "The Anna von Reitz Show" even if it sometimes appears to be.

My work is standing on the work of thousands of other Americans, both alive and dead, whose work has contributed to and built the whole edifice of what we now know, brick by brick.

The things I tell you about the history of this Mess and what we need to do and how we need to do it are well-researched and factual --- and these are all things that every single one of you can confirm for yourselves, because other Americans have already done it.

Contrary to many "Opinion Blogs" ---what is presented here, is not, for the most part, my "opinion". When it is my opinion, I trust that I say so and make that apparent enough.

What I am telling you is backed up by reams of work that I and many other Americans have done, so when someone attacks me and libels and slanders me and the work that I am bringing forward, they are actually trying to blackball literally thousands of Americans who have contributed to the research and tested the conclusions.

They aren't attacking me --- they are attacking us.

They are attacking all the Americans who have loyally brought their puzzle pieces forward, decade after decade, and built the knowledge that we now have, and which I am sharing for free, with all of you.

And that is reprehensible, because these people, including myself, have not done this for fun or out of self-interest. We've done it in spite of what it has cost us in terms of time and money, endangerment and loss.

A few weeks ago I told the story of Bill Benson and his heroic efforts to track down the truth about the Sixteenth Amendment and the fact that it was never ratified by our States.

Now, there's a "brick in the wall" for you.

He published his findings and photos and proof in a two volume over-sized book called, "The Law That Never Was".

His reward? He was viciously attacked, railroaded through the courts, his book was suppressed and forced out of publication, he was sent to Federal Prison for his efforts and denied medications he needed to live. And then, he just disappeared into "the Prison System" and neither his lawyer nor I nor any of his other friends knew what happened. He was just gone. And the rats continued their attacks on his lawyer, Jeff Dickstein....

I remember sitting on my porch clutching both volumes of his book and crying like a schoolgirl. Why? Because I knew just how much those books really cost.

It's not just the time and money and skill it took to compile "The Law That Never Was", its the suffering and separation and heartache and loss of health and everything else that the work cost Bill and Jeff and their families.

When they attacked Bill, they attacked us. All of us. And when they attack me and try to smear me with their brush, it's the same thing. Make no mistake. When you hear some idiot saying that I libeled them or slandered them or that I "lied" to you or that I am a "Nazi Zionist" or some other crap, be aware that they are doing what they always do --- accusing me of their own sins, and attacking all of us who have paid the price to establish the facts and bring you the news.

Here's the rest of the story --- a friend came back just recently and told me that contrary to my worst fears and assumptions, Bill Benson is alive and well and his book is back in publication and available for sale again!

I sat at my desk and shook my head and wept.

You can't destroy the truth. Somehow, despite everything, Americans keep standing up for it. Even Americans who have been profoundly abused, like Bill Benson and his wife and family, have stood tall and not given up.

"The Law that Never Was" is not cheap at $140, but given the large format and photographs and small press runs, you can bet that Bill is selling it at very little more than cost.

Imagine what it is really worth to have proof that the Sixteenth Amendment was never ratified by our States? With this book in your back pocket, all you have to do is prove that you aren't a "citizen of the United States".

Here's the website for Bill's online store:

I highly recommend that all the State Assemblies scratch together a few bucks and order themselves copies to have in their archives, ready to defend their members against IRS attacks. There's a difference between these United States and THOSE united states.

Bill Benson paid the price to prove it.

And I've paid the price to tell you the truth, too.

Recently, I issued a warning --- a friendly warning, but a warning nonetheless, about the "assembly" operating in Fairbanks and the organizations that the gone-astray Michigan General Jural Assembly set up.


Because they are operating in a way that leaves them and their members open to attack. This insight is no particular genius on my part. It's more in the category of spit and wind.

We are living in a British-backed Military Protectorate, and have been since 1863.

They don't like the prospect of the Americans finally reconstructing their government and putting an end to the Gravy Train, so they are quick to clamp down on any group that isn't properly declared and credentialed. They regularly arrest, abuse, and jail unwary patriots and send us the bill for these "services".

I don't have any particular knowledge of any Federal plan to arrest these folks in Fairbanks to make an example of them, but let's put it this way --- the folks in Fairbanks aren't doing this the right way, and that makes them vulnerable. It makes their whole group vulnerable.

They are also in Alaska. It would be a smooth move for the Federales to try to associate them with me and blame me for their wrong-headed failure to declare and record their political status. And whatever else they can hang on them.

This is not my first rodeo, folks. I have seen this set up before. That's why I have made it clear that what is going on in Fairbanks isn't happening according to my playbook and has nothing to do with The American States Assembly.

I know things about how rain falls. And I know the international law. And I know how the Federales think and operate.

So when I tell people to "run like a gazelle away"--- it's not because I have any insider knowledge and its not because I wish any ill to befall the people in Fairbanks who are trying to think their way through this.

It's just the facts. If you don't declare and record your political status as an American, you have no business trying to assemble an American State, an American Jural Assembly, or anything representing itself as such. The Federales are employed to protect our government, and protect it they will, even against us---ironic as that may be.

So, I will tell all of you what I told Bruce Doucette just before he took the actions that landed him in Federal Prison for 38 years: you have to declare your lineage and political status and record it, and you have to stay in your proper jurisdiction. It's not my "opinion". It's the facts.

If you choose to go your own way and do your own thing, and ignore what I am telling you and think you are going to cherry pick what you like and discard what you don't like --- be aware that you do so at your own risk. I am telling you the truth and doing my best to explain it, and that is all I can do.

From every side this week, I am hearing about how evil I am and how wrong I am. I have been labeled as everything but the Anti-Christ. I am hurt by this as a living being, an old woman in Alaska, who has spent many years trying to save my country and benefit my fellow-man. It's discouraging. And thankless.

I am in good company, however, with all the saints. And what I have done and am doing for love of mankind and love of this country, I don't regret. I just wish that more people who get their heads out of their butts and do their part and pay attention to what I am telling them, because it is not just my "opinion" and what I am telling them has already been paid for at great cost by other Americans who have suffered to make this information available.


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