As unbelievable as it may seem, an income tax protester has actually won the day before a 12-member jury in US District court in Louisiana, as reported by WorldNetDaily.com. Tom Cryer was exonerated on charges of non-payment of income taxes to the IRS.
Cryer offered repeatedly to pay his back taxes if and when the IRS could show him the constitutional basis for income tax. They could not.
Cryer argued that income is not necessarily wages exchanged for work, but rather profit or interest. He points out that Wal-Mart has billions in income every year, but is allowed to deduct the cost of their goods before paying taxes. However, the IRS views 100% of the earnings of a Wal-Mart employee as profit. And you begin to see his position.
Cryer maintains that the writers of the Constitution intended that the size of government be limited by the short list of sources of revenue it allowed. He correctly asserts that there is no constitutional basis for the federal government to regulate agriculture, education and employment. If the federal government eliminated all programs, departments and bureaucracies not allowed by the Constitution, it would more than make up for the loss of personal income tax.
It remains to be seen whether the IRS and Justice Department will pursue the case.
Be sure to read the full article to more fully appreciate the ramifications of this legal victory. Visit Cryer’s websites at Truth Attack and Lie Free Zone, and affiliated sites, Save a Patriot, Free Enterprise Society, and Live Free Now.
And while we’re looking for an end to the income tax, how about a full refund for taxes already paid?
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