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BENSON’S “CRIME”: SAYING THE 16TH AMENDMENT WAS NOT PROPERLY RATIFIED
by John Charlton
(Sept. 21, 2009) — In one of the most outrageous cases of Judicial persecution of an American citizen, exercising his First Amendment rights to publicize the little know history of the ratification of the 16th Amendment, William J. Benson is to appealed his case to the Supreme Court of the United States.
The IRS sued Benson, claiming that such advocacy constituted the crime of an illegal tax shelter. Thus, this case does not involve other claims regarding the ratification of other amendments.
Attorney Jeff Dickstein, the plaintiffs’ counsel in the case, has published his proposed petition for a Writ of Certiori which details at length the vicious persecution of Benson, for merely publishing a book with historical information and evidence as to the lack of proper ratification of the Amendment which authorized the gathering of Federal Income Tax. Dickstein says on his blog, that he intends to file the appeal on October 16th.
Due to the possible threat of court sanctions for merely repeating the claims made by Benson, The Post & Email will refers its readers to the pleadings, and allow them to read the hair-raising history of what this brave Constitutionalist has suffered for merely telling what he believes is the truth of the historical record, and the very fine and sound arguments marshalled by Attorney Dickstein in his defense.