Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tries but fails to explain why the federal income tax is voluntary in this video: The federal income tax is one of those taxes which has to be assessed, so someone has to assess the amount of taxable income in a taxable year.  The income earner can’t assess his […]

If you can be forced to pay any amount of property taxes an assessor clams is due, you have no unalienable right to own property.   Fail to pay property taxes and government will initiate a process that will eventually result in the loss of your property for the alleged non-payment of property taxes. How can […]

The Office of the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor makes this bold claim on its website: “State law mandates that all property is subject to taxation unless otherwise exempted. Your property taxes support necessary services provided to the residents of Los Angeles County. These include law enforcement, fire protection, education, parks and recreation, and other […]

The perennials, death and taxes, have existed since kings have ruled, so why should it be so surprising to learn any legal basis for all taxation ended in America with the fall of King George III.  Monarchs reigned and their subjects consented or suffered the consequences.  The end of the monarchy in America should have […]

On May 9, 2008, Barack Hussein Obama in Beaverton, Oregon while on the campaign trail made this puzzling statement:  “It is wonderful to be back in Oregon.  Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and […]

The process is very simple: just tell the government to remove your property from the tax rolls.  Those tax rolls were created when someone who once owned your property failed to object to the inclusion of that property on the assessment list.  Someone without a legal education, in your property’s past, put it on the […]

The power used in a taking of private property for public use is called eminent domain.  The concept is historically derived from both the war power and the law of necessity, which empowered the king to take whatever property was necessary to protect the people from invasion or other serious harm.        Eminent domain […]

Taxes on property are determined by getting a list of all taxable property, appraising each property and then apportioning the amount of revenue to be collected among the listed property according to the appraised value of each property. Knowing how direct taxation works in the abstract only makes property tax collection a simple process in […]

The United States in Congress assembled would finally ratify the Treaty of Paris of September 3, 1783 on January 14, 1784.  The federal government’s power to tax the settlers and other inhabitants of the Northwest Territory would be established as of April 15, 1783.   For most Americans, April 15 is tax day, but few […]

Every evil of modern government including taxation can be blamed on the popular vote.  Written laws in America are limited in their application by the Organic Laws of the United States of America to the territory owned by the United States of America and the inhabitants of that territory. Article IV of  the Northwest Ordinance […]

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