Most Americans do not know who Sherry Peel Jackson is. You won’t hear her name mentioned in the mainstream media. She will never be named to People Magazine’s most fascinating people list or be included in CNN’s latest group of heroes. Yet, she is a courageous American activist who put her life on the line so that the American people could be told the truth about the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Reserve Bank and the financial system of the United States, with all of its farce and absurdity.
Ms. Jackson was a licensed certified public accountant who worked for the IRS. During her tenure there, she received numerous awards for outstanding service. One day, while reading the newspaper, Sherry came across an advertisement that offered $50,000 to anyone who could find a law requiring the average American citizen to pay an income tax on his or her wages. She thought to herself, “Well, this should be a piece of cake.” An easy $50,000, right? Wrong. After several days of research, reading various documents and the like, Sherry couldn’t find a law requiring the average American citizen to pay an income tax on their wages. Of course, there is the 16th Amendment which gives Congress the authority to tax incomes. However, most Americans do not know that the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was never ratified by a majority of the states.
When Sherry finally came to the realization that the American income tax was really a fraud, she began to speak out. She did not advise other people not to file an income tax, but rather she only told people of her findings from the research she had conducted. As time went on, she began to do some public speaking and eventually appeared in the late Aaron Russo’s film, “America: Freedom to Fascism,” giving her more visibility. She subsequently left the employ of the IRS.
Sherry did not file an income tax for about 2 or 3 years, which is actually a misdemeanor. However, she was arrested and after a brief trial (another farce), she was sentenced to 4 years and incarcerated in a women’s prison in Florida. Therefore, whatever charges the government had against her were treated as a felony. Do you think we don’t have political prisoners in this country? Think again. Do you think we have freedom of speech in this country? Think again.
“America: Freedom to Fascism” is a film every American should see. The film gives a detailed explanation of the IRS and the Federal Reserve Bank which is not federal at all, but is rather a conglomerate of foreign banks. Please search YouTube to view a clip of Sherry in the film. Her website can be found at www.sherrypeeljackson.com.
While Sherry was in prison, her health was failing due to a thyroid condition for which she was not being properly treated. Additionally, her health was also failing due to lack of proper nutrition. Since being released from prison in 2010, Sherry has returned to her loving family and good health. She also founded a women’s ministry and has written several books. Her son recently graduated from college.
Sherry is a living example of what can happen to a person in this country who speaks the truth. We do not have freedom of speech in the United States and what happened to Sherry could happen to any of us.
I salute Sherry Peel Jackson for her courageous activism and for doing her part to wake up the American people to the truth. For more information on her, please visit her web page where her newsletter, which is published every month, may be read. Also, if you have not seen the Aaron Russo film, “America: Freedom to Fascism,” you must. It is imperative viewing for all American citizens. (Source)
“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” James Madison, Father of the U.S. Constitution
My friend, Sherry Jackson, is the latest victim in the Federal Department of Justice’s crusade to silence any American who dares tell the truth about the misapplication of the federal income tax. Sherry isn’t some “tax protester” who wanted to get out of “paying her fair share.” This intelligent, articulate woman is a former IRS Revenue Agent and Certified Public Accountant. She is a woman of rare qualities. A wife, a mother. A woman of deep religious faith. She also doesn’t put up with liars, the railroading of the American people and has worked very hard over the years to get the factual truth to her fellow countrymen and women about how we the people have been had. Of course, this doesn’t sit well with the criminal syndicate out there in Washington, DC.
Sherry determined many years ago that she was not one of those required to file and pay federal income taxes. Sherry didn’t come to this conclusion overnight nor did she undertake her exhaustive research to “get out of paying her fair share.” Sherry also came to understand the symbiotic relationship between the privately owned Federal Reserve and it’s feeding artery, the IRS. Like so many others, DOJ went after her for willful failure to file and on October 30, 2007, she was convicted by a jury who obviously has zero knowledge of the law nor did they care. They did their civic duty!
When I heard the news, I was sick to my soul. Another friend found guilty of violating a law that doesn’t exist. Another honest, decent, law abiding American will be stripped from her family and friends, taken to a federal pen, finger printed, strip searched, degraded and humiliated because twelve jurors not only have no idea of the subject matter, they didn’t believe Sherry’s testimony known as a good faith reliance defense. The feds brought in some highly suspect rebuttal witnesses (more on this later) and the curtain closed. Less than 45 minutes later, America’s friend was made a felon. Have you ever been in a federal court room? I have and I state categorically that most people put on the stand, fighting for their life, their very freedom, would fill their drawers before the swearing in even begins. Sherry held her own on the stand.
The focus of this column is what isn’t being discussed and that is ambiguity in the law and individuals all charged with the same “crime,” with some juries convicting, while others acquit. The IRS uses the Sixteenth Amendment as justification for the income tax fleecing. For those who have never read any of my columns before, I have written a hundred over the past 18 years on the income tax; most are archived here, the rest are on my CD. Regular readers know of Bill Benson’s incontrovertible proof, with court certified documents to back up his discovery, that the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was never properly ratified. Therefore, it is a law that does not exist, yet your government has kept this lie intact to continue stealing the fruits of your labor.
In January 2000, a lawsuit was filed in Oklahoma challenging the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment. This suit was brought by the Wallace Institute on behalf of Bill Benson. The results were typical and due to lack of funding, no appeal was filed. One of the most important aspects regarding the making of our laws is what’s called the journal entry rule; see here. When I interviewed Jeff Dickstein recently on a radio show I hosted, he told me this will be one issue included if they go to the U.S. Supreme Court on Bill Benson’s case.
For the sake of argument, let’s say the Sixteenth Amendment was actually ratified. What have the courts said on its meaning? Jeff Dickstein, a constitutional attorney with decades of experience in the federal court rooms and expert on this issue, can tell you:
“In 1894 Congress passed an income tax act very similar to the current income tax law. That law was challenged on the basis that a tax on income is a direct tax, the United States Constitution requires direct taxes to be apportioned, and the act passed by Congress was not apportioned. The United States Supreme Court agreed and held the income tax act was unconstitutional in Pollock v. Farmer’s Loan & Trust Co., 157 U.S. 429, aff. reh., 158 U.S. 601 (1895).” Ah, but what about Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., 240 U.S. 1 (1916) and Eisner v. Macomber, 252 U.S. 189 (1920), both U.S. Supreme Court cases? Jeff gives you a complete overview here and unless one is willing to take the time to research this issue, they will continue to believe a lie. This comprehensive and easy to understand explanation of what the courts have said is crucial. The bottom line as Jeff says is this:
“Whether you agree with Brushaber that the tax is an excise tax that doesn’t have to be apportioned, or agree with Eisner that the tax is a direct tax that doesn’t have to be apportioned, without the 16th Amendment, the law reverts back to Pollock. The serious student will find my book, Judicial Tyranny and Your Income Tax, an in depth study of the history of the income tax, with two chapters devoted to the issue of direct and indirect taxes, and an extensive analysis of the Pollock and Brushaber cases.”
As the courts have been divided on this law and can’t make up their mind, how can any American be charged and convicted for violating this so called law? It’s called ‘uncertainty of the law’ and this is what constitutional attorney, Larry Becraft, with about 30 years experience in federal court rooms has to say:
“Under the U.S. Constitution, the Congress is authorized to impose two different types of taxes, direct and indirect. Via Art. 1, ï¿½8, cl. 1, of the Constitution, indirect taxes (excises, duties and imposts) must be uniformly imposed throughout the country. Direct taxes are required via Art. 1, ï¿½2, cl. 3, and Art. 1, ï¿½9, cl. 4, to be imposed pursuant to the regulation of apportionment. These tax categories are mutually exclusive and any given tax must squarely fit within one category or the other. To which constitutional category does the federal income tax belong? Is it a direct tax, or is it an indirect tax? Do American courts speak with unanimity about this simple question of what is the nature of this tax?” Larry provides an understandable overview on this issue that you must read to fully understand what’s happening to our fellow Americans like Sherry. Take the time this week or this weekend to read Jeff’s analysis cited above and Larry’s analysis here. They aren’t that long and will validate what I’m saying in this column.
I have written before about ignorant juries who want nothing more than to “feel good about themselves” by convicting “tax protesters” when they don’t have a clue about the laws or the history of tax laws. They don’t even know their rights as jurors or jury nullification. They only know what these buzzards from the U.S. Attorney’s office tell them: This defendant wanted to cheat you! He/she didn’t want to pay their fair share! But, what about these juries who are all over the place on convictions?
2000: Whitey Harrell was charged in state court (Illinois) on willful failure to file income taxes. Just like Sherry Jackson. He was acquitted by a “jury of his peers.” In Whitey’s case, his jury fore person was a remarkable and lovely woman named Marcella Brooks; I had the pleasure and honor to share the podium with her at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on my birthday, June 29, 2000. You can watch Marcella’s speech here and I recommend you take the 14 minutes to listen to what she has to say about the case and her role as a juror.
2006, Dr. Tom Clayton, a learned and generous man, was convicted on six counts of willful failure to file and making a false return using the 861 argument. State of Texas. Like Sherry, Dr. Clayton believed what he read and didn’t read in black and white: that the income tax laws are being misapplied to most Americans and that he was not required to file. The most putrid statement was made following the conviction by a smarmy government employee: “The majority of people are willing to pay their taxes, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton said after Clayton’s conviction, “but those who aren’t must be held accountable. This conviction is a reminder that the obligation to pay taxes is not negotiable.” Johnny boy Sutton is the same U.S. Attorney responsible for the railroading of U.S. Border Patrol Agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean into long federal prison sentences.
1993, Lloyd Long was charged with willful failure to file and he was acquitted by a jury of his peers. Larry Becraft was his attorney. State of Tennessee.
2007: Tommy Cryer, attorney at law; State of Louisiana. Charged with two counts of willful failure to file. Larry Becraft was his attorney. A jury unanimously found him not guilty.
2003: Vernie Kuglin, a former FED-EX pilot was acquitted on six counts of tax evasion. Her attorneys were Larry Becraft and Bob Bernhoft. State of Tennessee.
2005: Joseph Banister, former IRS Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent was charged as follows: Alleged violation of 18 U.S.C. ï¿½ 371- Conspiracy; 18 U.S.C. ï¿½ 287 – False Claims Against United States (Two counts); 26 U.S.C. ï¿½ 7206(1) – Filing False Tax Returns; 26 U.S.C. ï¿½ 7206(2) – Aiding and Assisting the Filing of False Tax Returns (Three Counts); 26 U.S.C. ï¿½ 7202 – Willful Failure to Withhold and Pay Taxes (10 Counts). The indictment contains several bald faced lies that I personally know to be false. The feds wanted Joe bad, but a jury of 12 acquitted him on all charges. His legal team was Jeff Dickstein and Bob Bernhoft. State of California.
2007: Sherry Jackson charged with four counts of willful failure to file. Legal counsel, Larry Becraft and Jeff Dickstein. Found guilty by a jury of 12. State of Georgia.
1991, U.S. v Sanders. Attorneys Larry Becraft and Jeff Dickstein represented Mr. Franklin Sanders, Jr. and 16 other people. Charges ranged from conspiracy to failing to file tax returns. All defendants were found not guilty on all counts by a jury of 12 in the federal case. The state then went after Franklin and he was convicted. State of Tennessee. “But acquittal in federal court did not end Sanders’ ordeal. The IRS had sent an agent to work for the Tennessee Revenue Department (Sanders contends) to cook up some state charge against him.” See link below, The Franklin Sanders Case.
I know Dr. Clayton, Joe Banister, Tommy Cryer, Vernie and of course, Sherry. I am fully versed on all these cases and this is just a handful, believe me. So, we have Vernie, Whitey, Franklin, Tommy and Joseph all acquitted on willful failure to file charges. Yet, Dr. Clayton and Sherry are convicted on the same charges by different juries in different states. If the law is so clear cut, how is it some Americans are getting acquitted and some convicted on the same charges? Where is there justice in this insanity?
Congressman Ron Paul has promised that if elected president he will get rid of the IRS immediately. Every candidate from the Republican and Democrat parties promises more of the same fleecing or in multi-millionaire, John Edwards words, he wants to raise taxes.
There is one other educational piece you must read if you haven’t already. This piece is titled, Why An Income Tax is Not Necessary to Fund the Federal Government.’ As you will see, the first part deals with educating Americans on where your income taxes actually go, the debt and deficit. The next part deals with ‘A Pioneer on the Withholding Issue’, Vivien Kellems. This part is particularly important because it goes right to the heart of the court decisions discussed at the top of this column regarding apportionment of taxes. What a magnificent statement by this woman on the intent of those who birthed this republic. Vivien stopped withholding from her employees in 1948 and won the narrow battle she fought. Vivien’s trial transcripts, her FBI file I obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request and all the Wallace Institute newsletters covering our Sixteenth Amendment lawsuit are on my CD.
Towards the bottom is actual testimony (Senate) on how and why this withholding taxing scheme was cooked up and it’s sickening. If you don’t have time to read Why an income tax isn’t necessary, I’ve put it up in the audio section on my web site. Download it to your IPod or a CD and listen in commute traffic or any driving you do. I get more requests for reprints from newspapers, Internet sites and college professors for this piece than any other. You have my permission to copy, distribute; paper or CD, just please don’t make any changes and attribute the proper copyright to me.
How many more Americans will be sent to federal prison for violating a law that doesn’t exist? And, even if it did exist, does NOT apply to the majority of Americans? These U.S. Attorneys aren’t stupid and neither are the federal judges who are allowing this persecution against we the people to continue. Instead of quitting their jobs like Joe Banister did, forfeiting an $80,000 a year secure job with a wife and two sons, these buzzards stay on the job and draw paychecks while they send the best of the best like Sherry Jackson, to prison. They are moral cowards. Gutless parasites that feed off the host, which is Congress, who have been conning the American people since 1913. The first step towards stopping this is getting Ron Paul nominated as our next president at that GOP convention next summer.
- Sherry Jackson’s web site
- Why An Income Tax is Not Necessary to Fund the Federal Government
- USDOJ: Who will stop this criminal enterprise
- Wrong law used by Johnny Sutton to convict border agents
- Vernie Kuglin’s trial transcripts
- Four-month trial ends with no convictions
- The Franklin Sanders case
- Lloyd Long trial transcript
- The Right Argument on Taxes
- VIDEO: Former IRS Agent Tell All on Infowars