‘America: Freedom to Fascism’ (2006)

Exposing the systematic erosion of civil liberties in America since 1913.


Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE.

America: Freedom to Fascism is a 2006 film by the late Aaron Russo, which alleges among a variety of claims that income tax is illegal. The documentary covers many subjects, including: the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the income tax, Federal Reserve System, national ID cards (REAL ID Act), human-implanted RFID tags (Spychips), Diebold electronic voting machines, globalization, Big Brother, taser weapons abuse, and the alleged use of terrorism by government as a means to diminish the citizens’ rights.

In the film, Russo was determined to find the law that requires American citizens to pay income tax, as he set out on a journey to find the evidence. This film which is neither left, nor right-wing is a startling examination of government. It exposes the systematic erosion of civil liberties in America since 1913 when the Federal Reserve system was fraudulently created.

Run time: 1 hr 47 minutes
Director: Aaron Russo (1943-2007)
Writer: Aaron Russo
Stars: Aaron Russo, John Turner and Joe Banister