Stop Withholding Taxes Pledge FAQ

A written constitution would provide a permanent form of government, limited in scope, but effective in providing both liberty and order. Ronald Reagan, March 17, 1978

When did the pledge begin?

Candidates and elected officials began taking the pledge in 2007 but the idea began in 1990.

What are the benefits of the Pledge?


National Stop Withholding Pledge

The National Stop Withholding Pledge was started in 2007. Its purpose is to eliminate the Federal Government’s withholding requirement and is completely revenue neutral. It reads:

The National Pledge Stop Withholding Pledge

I ,____________, pledge to the taxpayers of the _____ district of the State of _________ and to the American People that I will: […]

Big Brother and Withholding

“Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is the history of resistance.” Woodrow Wilson, May 9, 1912

* Vague, discretionary laws are not laws, but whim. Objective laws are the only type of legitimate laws, otherwise you are only subect to the whim […]

The History of Withholding Tax

“The object and practice of liberty lies in the limitation of governmental power.” General Douglas MacArthur

IRS Code 3401 gives the definitions pertaining to Wage Withholding. The current withholding legislation was enacted June 9, 1943 during World War Two and was sold as the patriotic choice to help the United States win the War as […]

Quotations about the Withholding Tax

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficial … the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, 1928.

What follows are quotations from a variety of famous people […]

Other Important Taxpayer Protection Pledges

The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with the power to endanger the public liberty. John Adams, 1772

Americans for Tax Reform Protection Pledge

U.S. Term Limits Pledge