January 29, 2014
13th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution (Dec. 18, 1865)
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Title 22, USC, Section 7102 (Definitions) INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE
term "involuntary servitude" includes a condition of servitude
induced by means of—
(A) any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such condition, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or
(B) the abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process.
First, we wish to acknowledge and to thank our readers for their donations and outpouring of responses to our last article and the voluminous pieces of information and horror stories they provided on and about the IRS. The tens of thousands, if not millions of American citizens that have been damaged, tormented, abused, intimidated, harassed and jailed by the IRS is not only tragic, it is a massive injustice and a wholesale assault on freedom itself. From all appearances and from what we have read, these injustices were created by a never-ending stream of slight-of-hand and illegal acts by the Congress, the Department of the Treasury and IRS bureaucrats ever since the 16th Amendment was supposedly ratified in 1913. These illegal acts by government leads us into our next area of discussion, involuntary servitude to government by the people.
Our last three articles dealt with a scheme "to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such condition, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint, or be subjected to the abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process." Without a doubt that scheme is the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Internal Revenue Code as laid down in Title 26 of the United States Code (USC). As they used to say in the old westerns you are an involuntary servant to the U. S. Government "six ways from Sunday," and the IRS is just one of the ways. Now you can add Obama Care to the list? What's next, a national ID card, or perhaps an RFID chip implanted in our ears ..... like cattle?
Each American is being shoved, pushed, cajoled, herded, manipulated, indoctrinated and brainwashed by their government, along with the social, environmental and international organizations that use and lobby the government to implement their radical agendas. Unfortunately, a huge percentage of the population is clueless.
The acronyms of government bureaucracies roll off the tongues of politicians like the staccato of a machine gun in mostly capitalized three-letter combinations of the alphabet. The ESA, EPA, HHS, DHS, DOE, DOD, DOJ, FCC, FTC, IRS, DoEd, USDA, BLM, NEA, NSA, CIA and the USWF are just a few of those acronyms and represents the length the government has gone to control the people in a web of laws and lies. Each time the Congress is in session, they create another three-letter department, or pass some ludicrous law or laws to further erode what little is left of an individual American's freedom. They then pass the law onto the IRS to enforce and the IRS enforces those laws like the Nazi Gestapo during the horrific reign of a deranged Hitler.
In a U. S. Supreme court-case back in 1988 (United States v. Kozminski, 487 U.S. 931) the High Court went to great lengths to identify what involuntary servitude meant legally. The case hinged on Title 18 of the US Code, Section 241 and 1584. (source) The court concluded that: "the term 'involuntary servitude' necessarily means a condition of servitude in which the victim (think American citizen) is forced to work for the defendant (think U. S. Government or the IRS) by the use or threat of physical restraint or physical injury, or by the use or threat of coercion through law or the legal process. This definition encompasses cases in which the defendant holds the victim in servitude by placing him or her in fear of such physical restraint, or injury, or legal coercion." "LEGAL COERCION!" This description so fits the IRS and the IRS Code, that it cannot be construed in any other way. Most Americans live in abject fear of the IRS. They roll over because to fight the IRS requires thousands of dollars in legal fees and court costs that could easily deplete even a robust savings account. Jail time is also a real possibility. The court statistics of IRS challenges are abysmal. Only about 2% of the cases are won in favor of the taxpayer. Could it be that the IRS deck is stacked against the citizen? You bet and on purpose!
In one such case of an audit we endured several years ago, we were told by the IRS that we owed $15,000 more in taxes. The issue begged for a challenge. So we contacted an attorney to discuss our options. He immediately told us that to challenge the additional taxes would cost well over the $15,000 we were being assessed and we might lose. We paid the $15,000 to the IRS under protest. A lot of good that did. Since then, we have learned a great deal about challenging the IRS and won't roll over so easy. If you have been following our battle with the IRS, you can easily see we are not rolling over and instead, tempting the "Tiger" by pulling its tail, muzzling its teeth and de-clawing its paws by using the Tiger's own law against it.
Americans are so controlled by their government, at all levels, they can't move sideways without bumping into it, sometimes with disastrous consequences. From taxes, to permits and licenses for everything and to never-ending laws and ordinances that regulate your money, your land, your food, your water, your air, your energy, your guns, your children, your children's education and now your health care and even the weather, you might as well live in Russia or China. The only difference is if you live in Russia or China, you know you are not free. But in America you are told by the government that this is the land of the free and the brave and we have a constitution that guarantees our freedom. Poppycock! It is mostly propaganda. Freedom has been hijacked by the elite who know what is best for all of us and openly and without compunction tear our constitution to shreds, and by unaccountable bureaucracies and presidents that make law without one iota of constitutional authority. This is not freedom folks, this is involuntary servitude as legally defined in the U. S. Supreme Court Case, "United States v. Kozminski, 487 U.S. 931 (1988)"
Let us tell you just how free you aren't. Millions of American citizens are viciously and unjustly attacked by the IRS every year. Many are fined or penalized into oblivion, or thrown in jail. In spite of attempts to reform the IRS by the Congress, the abuses, harassment and illegal incarceration continue.
The rural landowner is forced to bear almost the full brunt of environmental regulations while their city brethren get off scot-free. Radical environmentalists, using the government, are Hell bent on pushing rural landowners off their land and into big cities where they can be more easily controlled, ala Russia and the Ukraine. One well-known Nevada rancher fought back and it took him over 17 years in the courts to win a large settlement, except that he died four years before his estate received the settlement. His wife of many years died during the court case. Some say she died from the extreme stress the family was under during the lengthy trials and appeals. Just like IRS taxpayers, rural landowners are forced to fight alone and only those with the heavy resources have any chance of prevailing against the government. Government makes a concerted practice of going after only those who can't fight back.
Your government is running up a debt so large that it may never be paid back and will burden generations to come with crushing taxes. This massive debt and government over-spending sucks needed capital out of the private markets and impedes new businesses and job creation. That same government is threatening American sovereignty by asking foreign countries, that don't much like us and would hurt us if they could, to fund our debt.
Then there are the scandals of Fast and Furious, Benghazi, illegal immigration, bank and car company bailouts and crony capitalism where the government rewards its friends with your tax dollars and punishes its enemies with draconian regulations. But even worse than that, the government is infected with the seemingly incurable diseases of waste, fraud, abuse and corruption, massive social programs that don't work and two political parties that champion their differences but in the end, they are all the same when it comes to bending to the will of the giant, incessant lobbyists.
When the power rests in the hands of the governed, there is freedom. When power rests in the hands of the government, there is slavery. Whatever power the governed had under our waning Republic and was intended by the framers, is rapidly slipping away into the dark chasm of ignorance, apathy, greed and dependency.
There is little defense against an unseen enemy. Without the awareness of who the enemy is, what is its agenda, from which direction will it come, or what methods will it use to con you, enslave you, or annihilate you, the enemy will most likely prevail. In that black darkness of ignorance, you go on about your life as if the enslavement does not exist but it is there nevertheless and the noose grows tighter every day in your ignorance and without your knowledge. Unless you are equipped to recognize and challenge such an enemy with efficient tools or weapons, you are helpless against it, as most Americans are.
Renowned author and speaker, Beverly Eakman, in her new book PUSH BACK, gives you not only the tools to recognize the bullies, the agitators and the professional manipulators who would enslave you, in and out of government, but the "weapons" you need to effectively challenge them. We highly recommend this book to those who truly seek freedom from the tyranny of mind control and the desire to successfully confront that tyranny head-on. Her new book will be available on Amazon.com shortly.
If for some reason you still believe that you are not an involuntary servant to the U. S. Government and even to the state and local governments, we strongly urge you to read the powerful information appearing on the following link containing a legal and historical perspective of an aging America that has lost her way.
Then decide for yourself if you have been duped by the government, at all levels, to become an involuntary servant to government from birth. What you do with this information is totally up to you.
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The fact is ladies and gentlemen, the American people exist under the ghostly umbrella of involuntary servitude to their government, but unfortunately, most don't even know it. There is no doubt that "Americans Are Involuntary Servants to Almighty Government", which is a direct violation of the 13th Amendment of the U. S. Constitution. You may well ask, "... what Constitution?" But freedom always comes with a price and way too few Americans are willing to pay the price, or even understand what freedom means.
The unfortunately reality is, we have become a nation of cowards who shrink from a fight and capitulate to a bully. Nevertheless, we know many Americans who are spoiling for a fight and are looking for the right tools to be successful in that fight. It is our sincere desire to provide some of those tools through our articles, along with information and inspiration. Resistance is growing to government tyranny all across America and we say, "Viva La Resistance!"
Once again, if you are having difficulty with government's Gestapo collection agency, you may find what you are looking for on our exhaustive and comprehensive IRS website HERE. (http://www.attackwatchspies.com)
© 2014 Ron Ewart — All Rights Reserved
Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property issues and author of his weekly column, "In Defense of Rural America", is the President of the National Association of Rural Landowners, (NARLO) a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State and dedicated to restoring, maintaining and defending property rights for urban and rural landowners. Mr. Ewart can be reached by e-mail.