I watched a cool documentary this morning called America, from freedom to fascism, which was directed by Aaron Russo. The premise is Russo tries to find a law / constitutional requirement for citizens of the USA to pay income tax. What he finds is that in 1913 when the Federal Reserve was created it began a slow decent from a free country to a corporate owned fascist dictatorship.
He finds that the IRS has no legal precedent to force Americans to pay income tax, to seize their property, or to arrest them for tax evasion.
He finds that the majority of income tax simply goes to paying off the national debt which is mainly controlled by the Federal Reserve.
He finds that the Federal Reserve is in actuality a private-owned bank, whose owners are unknown (likely the major banks of America).
Near the end he also goes into how acts like the Patriot Act, and the coming of national ID cards (May 2008) will further evaporate American civil liberties and create a fascist police state.
Very enlightening, and it would be naive to think a lot of this isn’t happening here in Canada too.