Exposing the Sixteenth Amendment

©2011 drkate

(Update:  I am republishing this 2009 post as background for tonight’s  (9/8/11) Revolution Radio show, where Sharon Rondeau guest hosts and interviews Red Beckman on the fraudulent 16th Amendment.  Our current presidential candidates have come down this way:  Bachman was an IRS/Tax attorney; Romney says everyone should pay; hairplugs-barbarian Biden believes paying taxes is patriotic; and Obama never saw a tax increase he didn’t like.  The current congress plays games either being for or against taxes, without addressing the real truth–income taxes have always been unconstitutional.)

A nation of intelligent people will not trust government with their rights, wealth, and future.  They will secure their inalienable rights by maintaining an efficient, honest, and powerless servant government.   A nation of people, who believe politicians’ lies, will be forced to pay for an inefficient, corrupt and authoritarian government that will confiscate rights, wealth and mortgage the future. –Red Beckman, “Walls in our Minds”

My assessment of this statement is that we have moved from a ‘nation of intelligent people’ to a nation that ‘believes politicians’ lies’.  This has happened over many years, and over many administrations and  generations of Americans…much damage to the Constitution was done between 1860 and 1920; between 1933 and 1950; with increasing frequency of course since then.

A First Big Wall Exposed

One of the biggest lies is that the 16th Amendment to the Constitution is a valid amendment, and that we are required to pay income taxes–taxes on our labor.  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the agency that was created to terrorize the people by making war on anyone who resists or refuses to pay taxes.

There are dozens of people in jail right now–many of them former IRS investigators, CPAs, and staffers.  These are people who have done the investigation and know the truth–they have torn down one of the biggest walls put up in front of the people’s eyes.   Look at what happened to Sherry Peel Jackson, a former IRS employee. These people would be America’s political prisoners.

They are convicted by juries of the people who do not know that they can judge the law and the facts. Evidence proving the 16th Amendment was never ratified is seldom allowed into evidence by judges and prosecutors. And why would they?  Being paid of of taxpayers money, isn’t there just a slight conflict of interest? 😕

When and if the U.S. Supreme Court takes this up, they will dismiss it and say its a ‘political question‘?

The 16th Amendment

Philander Knox, the U.S. Secretary of State at the time, falsely declared the 16 Amendment ratified on February 3, 1913:


Passed by Congress July 2, 1909.

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.

Before describing Bill Benson and Red Beckman’s historic work on the 16th Amendment, the concept of laying taxes on income was rejected in Pollock v. Farmers’Loan & Trust Company:


In distributing the power of taxation, the Constitution retained to the State the absolute power of direct taxation, but granted to the Federal government the power of the same taxation upon condition that, in its exercise, such taxes should be apportioned among the several States according to number, and this was done in order to protect to the States, who were surrendering to the Federal government so many sources of income, the power of direct taxation, which was their principal remaining resource.

It is the duty of the court in this case simply to determine whether the income tax now before it does or does not belong to the class of direct taxes, and if it does, to decide the constitutional question which follow accordingly, unaffected by considerations not pertaining to the case in hand.

Taxes on real estate being indisputably direct taxes, taxes on the rents or income of real estate are equally direct taxes.

Taxes on personal property, or on the income of personal property, are likewise direct taxes.

The tax imposed by sections twenty-seven to thirty-seven, inclusive, of the act of 1894, so far as it falls on the income of real estate and of personal property, being a direct tax within the meaning of the Constitution, and therefore unconstitutional and void became not apportioned according to representation, all those sections, constituting one entire scheme of taxation, are necessarily invalid.

These cases were decided on the 8th of April, 1895, 157 U. S. 157 U.S. 429.

So Congress had tried to impose a direct tax on income without regard to apportionment, which was not within its enumerated powers.  The law was ruled unconstitutional.

But they kept trying, and reintroduced the same bill in 1909.  It took nearly the entire Taft administration to try and ratify it.

How Some States did Not Legally Ratify the 16th Amendment

Bill Benson’s findings, published in “The Law That Never Was,” make a convincing case that the 16th amendment was not legally ratified and that Secretary of State Philander Knox was not merely in error, but committed fraud when he declared it ratified in February 1913. What follows is a summary of some of the major findings for many of the states, showing that their ratifications were not legal and should not have been counted.


Knox had received responses from 42 states when he declared the 16th amendment ratified on February 25, 1913. Knox acknowledged that four of those states (Utah, Conn, R.I. and N.H.) had rejected it, and he counted 38 states as having approved it.


Twelve other states, besides Tennessee, violated provisions in their constitutions requiring that a bill be read on three different days before voting on it. This is not a trivial requirement. It allows for a cooling off period; it enables members who may be absent one day to be present on another; it allows for a better familiarity with, and understanding of, the measure under consideration, since some members may not always read a bill or resolution before voting on it (believe it or not!). States violating this procedure were: Mississippi, Ohio, Arkansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, West Virginia, Indiana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Colorado, and Illinois. Now the number is reduced to 21 states legally ratifying the amendment..further review would make the list dwindle down much more, but with the number down to 20, sixteen fewer than required, this is a suitable place to rest, without getting into the matter of several states whose constitutions limited the taxing authority of their legislatures, which could not give to the federal government authority they did not have.

So, Philander(er) Knox falsely declared the 16th amendment ratified, knowing it was short by 16 states.  What was the rush?

Just let this sink in a bit.

The power that the income tax has over people is enormous…and it is laced in fear.  The government needs ‘tax protesters’ to accomplish their mission of creating a fear of questioning “the law that never was.”   Why don’t we hear about the cases where juries are returning ‘not guilty’ verdicts in tax cases?  Could it be that the IRS has everyone by the shorthairs?

And Congress uses this extra money to exact behavior out of states by withholding funding if a state refuses to comply.  When your senator or representative brings home the bacon, what did we give up for it?

Redress and the Grand Jury

The CC2009 prepared a report on this issue; the issue has been petitioned under the First Amendment right of redress, and you can still participate in WTP’s petition here; and is a fundamental tool needed to return our government to Constitutional governance.

It is critical to understand the power that individuals have with their votes in the Grand jury.  Jury nullification of bad law can occur but only in the context of fully informed citizen jurors.  Think of the heartache and disaster to thousands of people from losing their homes, cars, businesses, and lives to federal tax liens or confiscation.

Think about the jurors–your fellow citizens–who didn’t know that they could judge the law and the facts.  How can  you violate a ‘law that never was’?

Think about how helpful your local sheriff could be, as a constitutional officer, in protecting  your neighbor from IRS confiscation, arrest, or harassment.

Its time to awaken fully and get to work!

81 Responses to “Exposing the Sixteenth Amendment”

  1. 1 drkate September 8, 2011 at 10:47 am

    OT Miki Booth supports Sarah Palin, and other information. I wonder what Palin’s view on the 16th amendment would be?

  2. 2 drkate September 8, 2011 at 11:31 am

    OT–Arrest Jimmy Hoffa Jr and ensuing death threats..

  3. 3 Jan September 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Dr. K, so glad you are back, take time to reflect and heal.

    Coming Soon – IRS


  4. 5 Tenacity September 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm


    A great resource site is http://famguardian.org

  5. 8 Tenacity September 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Wow! This is NBC’s own poll results on who won the debate.
    Results with 1,098 short comments
    Total of 174,337 votes – click on the “Display Comments” bar below to sort comments:

    Ron Paul 54%
    (94,083 votes)

    Mitt Romney 15.8%
    (27,521 votes)

    Rick Perry 13.2%
    (23,063 votes)

    Jon Huntsman 6.5%
    (11,411 votes)

    Newt Gingrich 4.4%
    (7,644 votes)

    Herman Cain 3.2%
    (5,498 votes)

    Michele Bachmann 2%
    (3,436 votes)

    Rick Santorum 1%
    (1,681 votes)


  6. 10 drkate September 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Obama missile runner–wiping out republican candidates…


    • 11 bill September 8, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      drkate,This is about the third time I have read about Kaddafis “Heat seeking missles” This leaves me with a burning question about these missles that has been reported that Kaddafi had in great quanities (reported).The question is :What leader
      of any country would sit back and allow ANY waring power to destroy his country
      without using these weapons ? I certainly would ! Wouldn’t you !? In fact,it was precisely the shoulder fired “Stinger” missles that was supplied by the U.S. that finally broke the backs of the Russians until they finally left Afghanistan.

      • 12 drkate September 8, 2011 at 8:05 pm

        Agreed. I think Ghadaffi has something planned…that these missiles are not here, but will be used against the invaders. OR, the muslim brotherhood has them and will use them against Israel.

        • 13 heather September 8, 2011 at 8:56 pm

          Is there no one smart or at least paying attention to this except us in the WH?

          How do we know these missiles won’t be used on us as another 911?

          Does this criminal thug love control and power so much that he would sooner bomb America rather than lose 2012?

          And where does he get off with telling the world what to do? When did he become the world leader, and demand what leader goes and what leader stays? Who gave him this role?

          The time is running out and we cannot make it through another 4 yrs of him. We will all be dead by depopulaton.

    • 14 heather September 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      OH THIS BAST$%D IS TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL. Lamecherry has her opinions and they are usually right out in front, and I do not doubt this opinion on bit.

      • 15 Tenacity September 8, 2011 at 8:51 pm

        That’s the second time in 3 days that someone referred to Lame Cherry as “she”. Do you know something you’d like to share on that subject?

        • 16 drkate September 8, 2011 at 9:38 pm

          oh he’ll keep you guessing, won’t he? It doesn’t matter.

          • 17 bill September 9, 2011 at 3:13 am

            The only thing I am suggesting,is that We actually don’t know the truth about
            much of anything.The powers that be continue to feed the American people
            disinformation in order to shape public opinion which may or may not be true.cheers

        • 18 heather September 9, 2011 at 4:33 am

          Only that once in a great great while she refers to herself as “she” — who knows though for real. I always thought of LC as a male, until I saw “she”.

          • 19 Drew September 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm

            Definitely a ‘she’… I’ve seen her ‘out’ herself three times, or more.

            From the things she’s written, I get the impression she may have been a world-class Special Forces sniper in the Vietnam War…

  7. 21 cfkerchner September 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Per my research of the law and regs for SSNs, Uncle Omar Obama, Aunt Zeituni, and Brother Abongo Malik Obama Should Have ITINs not SSNs! This is my understanding of the law and regs regarding SSNs and ITINs. My oh my how many unusual SSNs of questionable provenance seem to run in the Obama family. | by CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)

    CDR Kerchner (Ret)

  8. 26 heather September 8, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    2 yrs ago during an interview with Harry Reid, the interviewer asked about the income tax — Reid said on camera that it wasn’t a legal tax, but everyone has to pay it regardless–and the subject changed immediately.

    So if we refuse to pay income taxes, we go directly to jail—per the IRS!

  9. 27 Durus September 8, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Another candidate for President… who does not appear to be a “natural born Citizen”.


  10. 34 Durus September 8, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    (Stockbridge, GA)- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain responded to President Obama’s speech on jobs tonight, saying:

    “We waited 30 months for this?”


  11. 36 sky September 8, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    unired states treasury/us treasury inc. incorporation date 2-8-1990 file 2221617 for profit Gen. Delaware Corp,goverment agencies are being set up as corporations

  12. 38 Mrs. AL September 9, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Have referred this post to a comment I received at my place. As one who is “Always Learning,” I found your post superb. I shall be back to read more, Dr Kate.

  13. 39 no-nonsense-nancy September 9, 2011 at 6:25 am

    That guy sounds like a real crackpot to me.

  14. 42 Tenacity September 9, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I’m not engaging until I know the facts. That guy will never even make it into a debate, much less a nomination. We do ourselves an injustice by spending energy until it looks like a name might show up on a ballot. This guy’s parents may or may not have naturalized before he was born. I couldn’t tell from what was said. Better to let the other guy show his derriere and stay focused on the more pressing.

  15. 43 Tenacity September 9, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Nancy, Kate & others: This Ulsterman report is of the utmost importance. The unionization of the military represents the highest TREASON! This would not just be devastating, it would mean the total annihilation of our defense and economy. We would be castrated.

    The Bernanke information is equally important! This comes back to the issue of Sound Money. They* have brought the People to an economic condition that is NOT RECOVERABLE in the absence of Sound Money and without some barrier between the individual or community and the tyranny of the federal police state.

    Do you understand that either and both of these are a finger on a trigger pointed directly at us? This is precisely why the usurper was INSTALLED…to facilitate our military and economic annihilation. We must expose this! This must go viral. Eligibility is now secondary and merely a means to this end. We have never faced a greater threat! We are all at the edge of the abyss. To fail to act is not an option.

  16. 46 heather September 9, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Ten-you are totally right–I read this a yr or so ago about what he wanted to do with our military and financial systems.

    Since he is subverting our constitution at every corner and writing laws in the dark of night how are we to know what he has done. We don’t and aren’t supposed to know until one fine day when he declares martial law and goes after each of us.

    And this thing lamecherry has written about where the heat sensing missiles have gone missing is not only dangerous to america and israel but is something we all know he is part of. Everything that happens – he is part of and his fingers are on it. But because its all done in the cover of darkness (like OBL raid/murder) they are continuously one to two steps ahead of us.

    I cannot believe that there is no one guarding this country in our defense. He has us left wide open for the exposure of all WMD and infiltration of our enemies.

    I am beginning to wonder if this is not the NWO coming down on us but his muslim brotherhood instead—I just don’t know anymore who is behind this coup he has done to us.

  17. 53 bill September 9, 2011 at 8:54 am

    For once I decided to post on topic 🙂 Here is a video of Red Beckman Part 1 and parts 2 and 3 can be followed from this link.This is a followup of Dr.Kates Revolution Radio on 9-08

  18. 54 heather September 9, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I believe that on the 13th (i think) CBS will have a special with Caroline Kennedy releasing information about what her mom told her to do 50 yrs after JKF’s death. However Caroline decided to do it a yr or 2 early.

    This is to be a haunting interview/story.

  19. 55 no-nonsense-nancy September 9, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Bill, thanks for that video of Red’s speech. He is long winded, as we know! There are actually 7 parts to it.

    • 56 bill September 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      Yes NNN,You are absolutely right but most of what Red Beckman said was pertinent to the situation we find ourselves in.The biggest problem in educating
      citizens is,all of us have forgotten the “art of brevity” and not boring people to death with details.To much attention to detail causes people to get bored and tune out. 😦 cheers
      Yes,there was 7 parts ,but I didn’t wish to scare anyone away 😉

  20. 58 Quantum Leap September 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I only want to pay state taxes. Obummer sounded so angry and rude on his speech. He was making it sound like it’s a savings to people for not having a tax hike. DOH! They should be happy they get any taxes from the people at all since it’s illegal. But does anyone believe him anyway? His progressives will believe anything he says no matter that he has failed so far and lied continuously to them. Like he’s at the end of his term and he only now is talking about jobs? This was planned.

    Look what Bachmann said about him.
    Could someone post the vid of her here?


    • 59 heather September 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      It’s just another stimulis pay out for his union thugs–didn’t you notice that he only talked mainly about teachers, construction workers, and all those that are part of a union? Nothing about the private sector jobs.

      More failed BS from the failed usurper in the WH.

  21. 61 heather September 9, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    We must get out of the UN and these money laundering outfits that sit on panels and dictate how each of us should live our lives.

    Sure this barry stimulis today will fail–the people are awake now unlike in 08 when we got sucker punched in the gut with the robbing of our monies–another ponzi scheme of the so called rich and famous.

    Now we the people are making this entire situation harder for them as we know their game and they are trying every scare tactic they know.

    We need to keep the heat on all of them, and then get ourselves out of these bogus agencies that are completely against our constitution.

  22. 62 heather September 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm


    strange occurances–virginia eq then hurricane — watch this.

  23. 69 Quantum Leap September 9, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    During a commercial break at the GOP Presidential debate(Ronald Reagan Library)GOP candidate Rick Perry(sitting governor of Texas) physically assaulted Congressman and GOP contender Ron Paul!!!

    Pictures don’t lie. This thug of a candidate grabbed the 76 year old during a commercial break after Paul criticized him for forcing 6 grade girls to take inoculations to prevent genital warts and std’s. (actually it was a money maker for Perry by the Pharm Co’s.)

    How can this brute get a free pass through the media after physically assaulting another candidate? During the confrontation with closed fist John Huntsman had to stand in the way of Perry from assaulting Dr. Paul any further.

    It remains to be seen whether Dr. Paul will file assault charges against Perry. However i pose the question, do you want an irrational thug for President of the United States? This was his 1st debate. As governor of Texas he debated a total of only 4 times over 10 years. Is he going to punch Paul at the next debate? He wanted to punch him last night. The pictures don’t lie. Rick perry does.

    Song by Ammiral Owling can be downloaded here:


    michelle bachman used to work for the criminal irs
    she voted for the patriot act on her tea party quest
    mit romney wants to take away all your gun rights
    rudolph ghouliani often wears michelle’s tights

    A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit
    vote the lesser of two evils I don’t wanna hear it

    Ron paul is the only one who cares
    The other candidates you should fear
    The constitution is your seer
    try reading it if you care

    Rick perry campaign manager of al gore
    gardisil healthcare mandate loving murderous pharma whore
    He’s just a continuation of that idiot junior bush
    invade another country cuz god told him to push


    Those who sacrifice Liberty
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    deserve neither


    romney wants to force abortion, mandates and guncontrol down your throat
    The gop establishment is nothing but red coats

    What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned

    from time to time

    that their people preserve the spirit of resistance


    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
    when the government fears the people, there is liberty

    The beauty of the second amendment is that it
    will not be needed until they try to take it



    Do you really want 4 more years of barak hussain obama
    More wars on terror, hey i thought they killed osama
    Ron Paul will bring all the troops back home
    defend the borders of america not the 2nd coming of rome

    chorus 2x


    The democracy will cease to exist when you take away
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    • 72 Tenacity September 9, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      Somebody needs to tell Montopoli about the NBC poll.

      Total of 215,810 votes
      Ron Paul 58.3%
      (125,763 votes)

      Mitt Romney 14.2%
      (30,560 votes)

      Rick Perry 12%
      (25,841 votes)

      Jon Huntsman 6%
      (12,883 votes)

      Newt Gingrich 4%
      (8,599 votes)

      Herman Cain 2.9%
      (6,313 votes)

      Michele Bachmann 1.8%
      (3,892 votes)

      Rick Santorum 0.9%
      (1,959 votes)

  24. 74 bill September 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    It’s all about Our Constitution !

    If a presently elected official were to run for the highest office in Our land
    and refused to follow their already sworn or affirmed Oath to protect and defend
    Our Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies ,foreign and domestic,and did not, then how could any citizen be made to believe the candidate would honor his/her oath if elected to the Presidency ?

  25. 78 no-nonsense-nancy September 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Batman getting rid of Obama’s speech-from hillaryis44:

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