Okay, I watched the movie. Fascinating! All in all, it didn't really tell me anything new
, but I do like the way he went about it and laid it all out. It was interesting to watch the IRS agents tap dance all over the place when asked such a direct question -- Where is the law? That seems like such a simple concept, doesn't it? I mean, I could show you the law that says I have to register my car, or my dog. I could show you the law that says I have to notify the state of my intention to homeschool my kids. But the IRS, who are charged with the enforcement of this "law" refuses to produce it? Pretty fishy.
I found it interesting and disturbing that Orrin Hatch was pictured among the group of senators who refused to talk with Mr. Russo.
I also found interesting the quote by Woodrow Wilson in which he expressed regret at having signed the Federal Reserve Act. Considering he is THE Father of Fascism in America, that really says something.
I loved the IRS commissioner who insisted that the income tax is a "fundamental construct of our nation" and called it "understood," "well-accepted," and an "obligation," but nowhere did he insist that it is LEGAL. We are forced to pay (or, shall I say, strongly encouraged to voluntarily comply), not because it is LEGAL, but because they will throw us in jail if you don't. Where is the logic in that?? Amazing.
I loved, loved, loved the interview with the juror in the Whitey Harrell case. I also loved, loved, loved the comparison that the woman made between the tiny little booklet that contained the entire Constitution and the IRS Tax Code manual. It's so appalling, you just have to laugh.
Oh, and the interview with the former IRS Commissioner... are his arguments laughable or what??? This movie director/producer makes him look like a complete dufus! Then he insists, and a lower court judge later ruled, that the SCOTUS decisions regarding the 16th Amendment are inapplicable and irrelevant??
I completely agreed with the guy who was talking about credit and how we have been duped into believing that it's so wonderful. It is said that the borrower is slave to the lender, and that is so true. It's not only true on an individual level (e.g., a customer is slave to the credit card company or mortgage broker), but it is also true at the national level - our U.S. Government (borrower) is slave to the Federal Reserve (lender), and WE CREATED THEM!!
Then Mr. Russo starts getting into the conspiracy-theory-type stuff. Those executive orders that he showed are scary, aren't they? The Patriot Act - already knew that was scary. Wiretapping under Clinton - wasn't aware of that (didn't pay as close attention to such things during that decade). Scary!
I noticed that the National ID card law was supposed to take in May 2008. Here is information on that from the Department of Homeland Defense website - http://www.dhs.gov/xprevprot/programs/g ... 53842.shtm
. A read of the Myths & Facts wasn't terribly comforting to me, I must say.
I did find some other information about the RFID and the fact that the pilot plan for it is to begin using it in passports, which has apparently been accomplished - http://travel.state.gov/passport/eppt/eppt_2498.html
. It will be interesting and scary to see where we go from here with this.
I loved where he said that the Founding Fathers would resist to the death what is happening today. Truer words I believe have never been spoken. They wouldn't even recognize
I have to say that it was a little distressing to me for him to have displayed George Washington alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. to be held up as models of civil disobedience. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for everyone being equal under the law; it just bugs me how we like to whitewash over the fact that MLK was fundamentally a socialist.
Anyway, it was a very compelling movie. The bottom line I believe was expressed not very far into the movie, and that the entire goal behind the IRS and the Federal Reserve is nothing more or less is the redistribution of wealth and control of society. It is pure and simple totalitarianism, and we are more and more reaping the consequences of the establishment of these two entities, the abandonment of the gold standard, and our greed and arrogance. This is truly scary stuff, gals.