WorldNetDaily (admittedly not the most reliable of sources) is pushing a two-volume work by a fellow named Bill Benson, entitled The Law That Never Was, which claims to show through exhaustive research involving musty records, that the 16th Amendment, which gives Congress the power to levy income taxes, was never properly ratified. However, the notes provided by WND give absolutely no hint of the specifics of Benson’s argument.
Mind you, this is exactly the sort of thing that contributes to my rather low estimation of WND - especially when the link to the book promo is one of their top 5 ‘news’ headlines.
I went over to Amazon to see if a review would turn up over there; their site doesn’t show the book at all.
As many of you remember, Cecil has already addressed the argument that the Amendment isn’t valid because Ohio wasn’t legally a state at the time.
Anybody know anything about Benson’s argument? Is it the same old BS, or has he come up with something novel (but undoubtedly equally flawed)? I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay $98 to read his opus, just to find out what approach he takes.