Review: America: Freedom to Fascism (2006)  

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I watched this movie over the weekend. At first it seemed an interesting idea, but the interviews were choppy and I got the feeling that they had been manipulated heavily. I had serious reservations about the quote from Woodrow Wilson in the movie and it turns out that it's been altered and cobbled together from quotes that may or may not have been made by Wilson.

The main contention of the movie is that there isn't a law requiring income tax on most people. Throughout the movie the filmakers are asking for the IRS, judges, etc to show them the law. The law is never produced.

So you would think that it was surprising that I was able to find the law on the IRS website within 15 minutes of searching for it on the internet. Not only that, but I was able to find an entire page dedicated to refuting the movie written by a law professor at The George Washington University Law School. Reading through is page I was pretty much convinced that the movie is bunk.

But what about the other claims in the movie? I know one of the strong implications is that the government plans to implant the RFID, which is on current US Passports and may go on the national ID if it ever happens, in people. I just don't see it happening, but people have called me crazy before.

Other concerns he brought up may be well founded (illegal wiretapping, computerized voting, etc). I honestly can't remember them all. I had lost interest by the time he got to them. And after his crazy spiel about the income tax law and the federal reserve, I really can't take anything he says seriously. He would have done better to focus on real issues.

My opinion is that unless you like crazy conspiracy theories, don't bother. However, since my husband got a good nap during the movie, it might be good for insomniacs.

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4 comments: to “ Review: America: Freedom to Fascism (2006)

  • Venjanz
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 6:53:00 PM CDT  

    I'm not sure that the IRS is the best source for explaining why you have to pay income tax hehe, but I think the main argument surrounds the constitutionality of the income tax and 16th amendment. I'll get my bro on it, this ain't my thing.


  • Anonymous
    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 1:06:00 AM CDT  

    Giving the power to print money to a private bank called the Federal Reserve is against the consistuion its one of the MAIN reason our foudning fasthers came to found America aka USA. Stop being a dumb ass & watch the Money Masters

  • ordinarygirl
    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 6:14:00 AM CDT  

    Stop being abusive and post a real argument or I'll be deleting your posts. You didn't give anything in that to back up your argument. If you have a good argument then you should be able to type it out.

  • ordinarygirl
    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 9:49:00 AM CDT  

    Ok, I watched the movie and read up on the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve is not entirely private. It is overseen by the Federal Reserve Board, made up of appointees by the President.

    Also, the Federal Reserve Act, as any other act is amendable at any point and was in fact amended in the 1930's. If Congress wished to abolish the Federal Reserve, they could.

    So tell me, how is this against our constitution? Can you provide a cogent argument or are you just a troll?


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