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Taxes & the Erosion of Freedom

Date: 05-15-06
Host: George Noory
Guests: Bev Harris, Aaron Russo

Former Libertarian presidential candidate and filmmaker, Aaron Russo, argued that the American system has become fascistic and that there is no specific law that mandates paying taxes on labor. The IRS claims the 16th Amendment gave them the right to impose taxes, yet eight different Supreme Court decisions said you couldn't use an amendment to tax people, he reported. Further, Russo noted that Americans' tax contributions end up merely paying interest on the national debt rather than for actual infrastructure and services.

Big government is controlling people through the Federal Reserve, which he suggested should be eliminated. Instead, he believes the government should return to printing money backed up by their own gold reserves. Russo expressed concerns that we are increasingly moving towards a one-world government, where all money will be digitized, and people will be as slaves to their controllers. It's time to "create a new paradigm," he urged, where citizens can take back the power that was originally secured for them in the Constitution. To that end, his new documentary, America: From Freedom to Fascism is a call to action.

Voting Machine Update

First half-hour guest, researcher and author Bev Harris discussed security problems with Diebold's electronic voting machines. She revealed that their software had three levels of backdoor access, and while Diebold has responded that they plan to make changes, Harris said that the problem is bigger than what they are admitting. For more, see her full report.

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