Thanks, Starchild. Very interesting story, indeed. (If anybody hasn't printed out the whole thing, I'd suggest doing just the first 18 pages; the rest of the chapters are a rambling rant with not much connection to the original story.)
This is an absolutely fascinating story.... the history here may be
even more astounding than that surrounding the question of whether the
16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (regarding a federal income
tax) was properly ratified, and the issue at stake perhaps even more
Btw, I recently read a bit about the 16th Amendment and the gist of it was that it has been attacked in court many times without success. The attack is based on Congress not passing a formal resolution to admit Ohio as a state in 1803. The courts are generally of the opinion that if everyone believed it was a state for the 150 years until 1953, it was. This seems like a reasonable position to me.