Posted by MARTIN on September 20, 1998 at 00:03:19:
In Reply to: Political rights of federal citizens are franchises, held as privileges posted by Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S. on September 18, 1998 at 23:41:21:
All individuals, freeborn and nonfreeborn, natural and unnatural alike, must pay federal income tax on their wages, regardless of whether they have requested, obtained or exercised any privilege from the federal government. United States v. Sloan, 93 F. 2d 499, 501 (7th Cir. 1991)., cert. den. 112 S.Ct. 940 (1992).
"And, finally, we reject appellants' contention that they are not citizens of the United States, but rather "Free Citizens of the Republic of Minnesota" and, consequently, not subject to taxation. See United States v. Kruger, 923 F.2d 587, 587-88 (8th Cir.1991) (rejecting similar argument as "absurd")." United States v. Gerads, 999 F.2d 1255 (8th Cir. 1993).
"On the merits, defendant argues that the District Court lacked jurisdiction over him because he is solely a resident of the state of Michigan and not a resident of any 'federal zone' and is therefore not subject to federal income tax laws. This argument is completely without merit and patently frivolous." United States v. Mundt, 29 F.3d 233, 237 (6th Cir. 1994).
He or she who is employed is protected by Federal Labor, minimum wage + discrimination laws and is accepting benefit + privilege from the federal government.
: Murphy v. Ramsey, as quoted in "The Federal Zone":
: The people of the United States***, as sovereign owners of
: the national territories, have supreme power over them and
: their inhabitants. ... The personal and civil rights of the
: inhabitants of the territories are secured to them, as to
: other citizens, by the principles of constitutional
: liberty, which restrain all the agencies of government,
: state and national; their political rights are franchises
: which they hold as privileges in the legislative discretion
: of the congress of the United States**. This doctrine was
: fully and forcibly declared by the chief justice,
: delivering the opinion of the court in National Bank v.
: County of Yankton, 101 U.S. 129.
: [Murphy v. Ramsey, 114 U.S. 15 (1885)]
: [italics in original, emphasis added]
: Paul Mitchell comments:
: Here is the crucial sentence, in case you missed it:
: "Their political rights are franchises which they hold
: as privileges in the legislative discretion of the
: Congress of the United States."
: Federal citizenship, therefore, is a privilege,
: not a Right.
: Think of it as a McDonald's hamburger franchise.
: If you want to benefit from that franchise,
: you must pay your dues to the owner of the
: franchise -- the Congress!
: /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
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