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Tax protester conspiracy arguments → Tax protester conspiracy arguments in the United States This article deals almost exclusively about this phenomenon in the United States. Please discuss at Talk:Tax protester#Requested move. — AjaxSmack 06:30, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
I made some editorial changes to the new section on "civil liability." Actually, this section arguably would go better in another article, such as Tax protester arguments, as it does not really relate directly to the "conspiracy arguments" side of this topic. Also, while the section is basically accurate, it needs some sourcing. Famspear (talk) 14:57, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
An editor has challenged the continued inclusion of the following things asserted to be common tax protester claims:
Some specific event in U.S. history, such as the Civil War, the Great Depression, or the passage of some national debt threshold, actually caused the United States to cease to exist under the Constitution; all actions in the name of the U.S. government since that event are part of a conspiracy by those in power to retain the appearance of constitutional authority.
The United States never actually achieved independence from Great Britain, and secretly continues to operate under British rule.
The government prosecutes only people who are not sufficiently well informed to make the above arguments, and secretly settles with those who are.
It is easy to find informal sources where such arguments are made (like this message board), but not so easy to find these deeply fringe arguments discussed in reliable sources. bd2412T 14:19, 22 October 2013 (UTC)