Don't Take My Word For It

Dear Congressman/Senator _____________:

I would certainly hope and I am therefore assuming that you take your solemn oath of office as seriously as I would if I were to take that oath and that you consider your obligation to support the Constitution and laws of the United States foremost among your duties as a representative in our Congress. I also believe you would agree that you cannot support and defend what you do not know.

I therefore respectfully, but urgently, request that you submit the following questions to the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress:

1. What, if any, is the statutory basis for the Internal Revenue Service's contention that the typical working American citizen is liable for the income tax?

2. What, if any, is the statutory basis for the Internal Revenue Service's "zero basis" rule, which considers wages, salaries and other personal earnings as 100% profit—income
within the Constitutional definition of the term—while not treating gross receipts for any other conversion of capital or labor as income?

3. What, if any, Supreme Court rulings recognize the federal government's authority to tax ("power to destroy") the exercise of fundamental rights, such as the fundamental right to earn a living through one's own labor at any lawful occupation of his choosing?

In your inquiry, please specifically instruct the CRS to confine its response to statutory and Supreme Court authorities, since only statutes can impose liability or define the scope of any strictly construed law (as are tax laws) and, therefore, regulations purporting to expand that scope are of no force or effect, and only the Supreme Court (not inferior courts, which are the creatures of Congress and, therefore, can possess no authority greater than their creator) can provide authoritative interpretation of Constitutional terms and/or limitations.

I already know the answers to those questions, which you can obtain yourself by reading the comprehensive and authoritative memorandum you can find at (, but I believe receiving the answers to those questions from your own research resources would be even more convincing.

When you receive the answers to those inquiries, please provide me with a copy of CRS's response along with your statement relating exactly how you intend to perform your sworn duty in light of the answers.

Respectfully, but conditionally, yours,



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