If you want to hear some really stupid things from bureaucrats, just ask them for evidence their laws apply to you. Once you get past the initial evasions, and you just stick to asking for evidence and a responsive answer, if they don’t just hang up or scream for a cop to arrest you, then the stupid really comes out.
This call to a California tax bureaucrat on 24 May 2013, was regarding a form letter that I got, and yes I was a little angry. Though with good reason. The agent was supposed to have been doing a three month investigation into the evidence proving the California constitution and laws applied to about twelve people the agency is attacking. Instead of providing any evidence, all the agent did was recite the constitution and code.
He avoided my calls for weeks and by chance I got him on the line. When confronted directly on the evidence proving the constitution and laws applied, he had nothing. For those who may feel bad for Brian, keep in mind he assured me he was investigating; investigating for three months. Despite not having found any evidence, he insisted the laws applied and there was jurisdiction and gave his blessing to the attacks.
Now for the stupidity. When challenged on the evidence the laws applied, all Brian could come up with was:
“Um, well. I can’t answer that because I’m not a judge.”
This guy tried to convince me you have to be a judge to do a tax assessment. Never mind that his associates at the tax bureaucracy are not judges and are applying the law to millions of people everyday. He didn’t seem to notice how ridiculous his answer was: in order to provide evidence the laws apply to someone, you have to have a doctorate degree and be a judge.
In three months he could not come up with any evidence the laws applied; all he could do, like in the call, was get circular and reference the law. But if you need to be a judge to know what facts prove the law is applicable, then what was the point of doing a three month investigation? it does show that whether on the phone, in court or given a three month investigation, these people cannot provide any evidence their sacred writ, the law, applies to us. We all know the line by now: the law is applicable because the law is applicable:
The obvious answer is: there was no investigation. Bureaucrats are killers, thieves, and liars: everything is a lie, from jurisdiction to there being states and citizens. You cannot believe a word that comes out of their mouths. Well, excepting threats of violence, then they are probably being truthful.
As always, if there are people who believe they have evidence the constitution and laws apply to me and those I work with, then they are more than welcome to try substituting their expertise for the agents who have failed in every instance to provide any evidence. Do what Brian and so many other bureaucrats have been unable to do, provide evidence. Call the No State Project, we’re live every Saturday from 4-7pm est, 1-4 pst. I’m happy to schedule you as a guest also, or record the segments.