The Golden Key

Excerpted from Volume 1 of 'The Law That Never Was' by Bill Benson.

Bill Benson's Golden Key is a 16 page memorandum from the Solicitor of the Department of State, whose duty is the provision of legal opinions for the use of the Secretary of State. In this memorandum sent to the Secretary of State, the Solicitor of the Department of State lists the many errors he found in the ratification process of the 16th Amendment! It is duplicateded from the original, along with other evidence found at the state and federal levels, in 'THE LAW THAT NEVER WAS'

When Bill Benson had finished researching the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment in twenty-eight States, the evidence from those States indicated very clearly that a great deal was amiss in the entire process of ratifying the Sixteenth Amendment. Documentation sent from the States to the Secretary of State in Washington, D.C. had to be found in order to try to pinpoint the source of the problems. Bill decided to travel to Washington, D.C. to attempt to locate some of the material referenced in the States.

Poking about in the basement of the National Archives is something like poking about in the Great Pyramids. Bill, as any good archaeologist would, unearthed some astounding documents out of the history of our nation. He is probably the first individual to look at these artifacts in over seventy years. This material contains the evidence of malpractice and fraud by attorneys, judges and politicians. The most damning of this evidence is contained in the memoranda of the Solicitor of the Department of State. The Solicitor of the Department of State was the general counsel of that department. His duty was the provision of legal opinions, which were submitted in the form of memoranda, for the use of the Secretary of State and of the Secretary's staff. Such memoranda were the basis upon which Philander Knox felt that he could be justified in proclaiming the Sixteenth Amendment properly and duly ratified.

Political malpractice has never been so well defined and the evidence so conclusive as in these memoranda. The most significant of which is reproduced heafter from the original. As you read the next sixteen pages, you will be amazed at the lack of due care in their duties and responsibilities by the people who called themselves government. The memorandum should cause the people of this nation to realize that politicians and public servants can never be trusted.

The Solicitor's memorandum is an historical document from which we can all learn. Bill Benson and Red Beckman cannot restore our Constitutional government of laws without the assistance of their fellow Americans. Learning is the beginning of responsibility! If we learn and do nothing, we are irresponsible. Bill has called this particular memorandum the 'Golden Key' and we believe you will agree. It unlocks a Pandora's box of criminal fraud perpetrated by public servants, who betrayed the trust of their masters. Any public servant, who attempts to cover up this crime, these seventy odd years later, will be guilty of the obstruction of justice. As you read this memorandum, remember how the I.R.S. demands absolute accuracy on a 1040 income tax return.