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The Lost Horizons News

Mid-Edition Update for May 7, 2018


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Featured In This Update:

Fresh New 2017 Victories!


Exposing A Page Out Of The Bad Guys' Playbook


IRS "Identity Verification" Challenges


A Few Words About Wise Practices


"Section 83" Nonsense Revisited


We Should Put Conditions On Receiving Welfare Schooling


The Catholic Catechism On False Oaths


The Entire Legal And Practical Truth About The Tax In Three Short Sentences


"Tax Honesty" BS Is What Has Doreen In Prison Today


Notes For An Educated Filer- Whether A First-Timer Or A Veteran


Regarding Daft And Despicable Deniers


Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign


WANTED! Your Articles!!


BTW, Don't Miss These Items Of Interest:

Regarding State Group Membership


The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart


Why Are You Not Doing This?


Project Paradigm-Shift


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!


A "Pragmatic" Perspective On The Tax And The Rule Of Law


Illuminating Anniversaries For This Week


And Hey! Don't miss the great stuff in the main page of this edition!


The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC Is Now Available!

Btw, a copy of CtC from anywhere except the link above may not be a current edition. CHECK. It matters. Also, there ARE no e-book, Kindle or .pdf versions of CtC. Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for free-- any such thing.


"The preservation of a free government requires, not merely that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained, but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the great barrier which defends the rights of the people. The rulers who are guilty of such encroachment exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are TYRANTS. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them and are slaves….."

-James Madison


The Eleventh Annual Declaration Day Party is less than two months away!! It'll be Saturday, June 30, here in beautiful Commerce Twp., Michigan.

This year we'll not only feature the best company in the country, fine music and summertime cuisine and Curmudgeon's Croquet, but we'll also have fireworks on the lake after dusk! Get your RSVPs in now!!


More Fresh 2017 Victories (And One Interesting 2016 Victory)!

Knowing what you're doing means getting that obnoxious interest-free loan to America's crazy (and increasingly irresponsible) Uncle Sam back in your own pocket as soon as possible...

IT'S ALWAYS GREAT TO POST EARLY VICTORIES EACH YEAR. These are accomplished by folks who are fully-educated and righteously impatient with the abuse to which they were subjected the previous year by ignorant payers and the exploitive bureaucrats with whose near-fraudulent admonitions those payers cooperated.

I've already posted a few of these right-from-the-get-go refunds. But with the first federal victory for 2017 now in hand, that's a good enough reason to celebrate some more good Americans and their accomplishments on behalf of the rule of law!


Eric Copenhaver

Here is the filing that produced this complete refund for Eric.


Brian Wright

Here is Brian's 2017 filing that secured this complete refund.


Rudy and Hody List

Here is the return for 2017 filed by Rudy and Hody to produce this victory.


TJ Hendrickson

Here is the return that secured this complete refund of everything withheld and given to Michigan during 2017.


FINALLY, I'M GOING TO SHARE one more recent victory-- a victory-in-progress, actually, secured last month by Mike and Lynn:

It will be noticed that this is a refund of 2016 withholdings, not 2017, so it's a bit out-of-category, as it were. But Mike and Lynn's robot-rattling victory is the kind worth sharing at any time.

The refund amount proposed consists of only what was withheld from Mike and Lynn as nominal "federal income tax", with the IRS slyly proposing to just keep the FICA withheld, in the apparent hope that Mike and Lynn won't understand that it has no basis for doing so, or will view this as a good "compromise settlement" in exchange for not having to go to any further trouble to get all their property back, as they are entitled to do.

But as part of the paperwork with this refund notice, the IRS has already acknowledged that Mike and Lynn had no "wages" in 2016 (the "AGI" reported consists solely of "unemployment" benefits):

Thus, it has been admitted that the couple did nothing on which a liability for FICA taxes could arise, and by the government's own declarations it is established that Mike and Lynn are entitled to the return of those withholdings... which brings us to the really interesting part of this story.

Go back to the refund notice above and observe that in the small text to the left of the "Summary" it says,, "We believe there's a miscalculation on your 2016 Form 1040, which affects the following area of your return: Tax Payments. We made changes to your return that correct this error. As a result, you are due a refund of $35,006.38"

Now look at the top line of the "Your payments and credits" section in the report above from the second page of the CP12 (which can be seen in its entirety here). It says, "Income tax withheld, line 64" and shows a figure of $34,568.00.* But this number is simply the amount actually withheld and reclaimed by Mike and Lynn on line 64 of their return-- $61,768.55-- less the FICA amounts withheld which made up nearly half the total.

In other words, the IRS proposed changes (and despite the "We made changes to your return..." language these are just proposals with which the service hopes Mike and Lynn will go along) is really just a self-serving fabrication, pretending that the other $27K+ wasn't withheld at all (which would mean that the folks paying Mike and Lynn enough to have withheld $34K+ in nominal federal income tax simply didn't bother withholding any FICA... Oh, what a tangled web...).

Mike and Lynn will need to go to a little more trouble yet to get all their property back. But the government has already admitted it is owed to them, and that's way more than half the battle.

Well done, Mike and Lynn!


Watch out for that robot! I think it's going to explode!!

(*Interestingly, the $34,568.00 is a sloppily calculated difference, arrived at by dropping all non-whole-dollars without regard to the rounding rules. Whoever is responsible for this faked-up "amount withheld" was apparently moving fast and with a sweaty brow and guilty conscience.)


Eric's, Brian's, Rudy & Hody's, TJ's and Mike & Lynn's victories join those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here. Each constitutes another critical step toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.

Don't you wish your victories were proudly posted, too?

It's easy. Stand up on behalf of the law, and then share the evidence.

That's all there is to it!

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Exposing A Page Out Of The Bad Guys' Playbook

Trolls keep struggling to discourage educated filings-- "1040 alternatives" is one such attempt.

TEN YEARS AGO, THE IGNORANCE TAX SCHEMERS HAD FAILED in their initial attempts to suppress CtC by outright ban. They then turned to a kangaroo-court contrivance meant to put me on ice for a few years.

The hope in this latter approach was that the bogus "judicial outcome" would plant in the mind of anyone not already knowledgeable and engaged enough to recognize the illegitimacy of that trial the notion that CtC is flawed in some way. There was also probably some hope that even those who did know enough to recognize the bogus character of the "judicial" farce would be intimidated by what was done to me and stand down.

THE LATTER HOPE was dashed, I'm happy to say. The CtC-educated are made of the stuff of heroes, and cannot be frightened into lies or silence. Even while I languished in durance vile, the CtC-educated continued to make their claims-- and complete refunds continued to pour from federal and state governments, just as before the show-trial charade.

In many ways, the continuation of those refunds-- even while the researcher and author responsible for the knowledge on which they are based sits in prison on the absurd charge that he doesn't believe in the truth of his own published conclusions-- dramatically underscored the perfect accuracy of CtC and the government's complete lack of legitimate recourse against it. This made the whole trumped-up assault on me have the opposite effect from the one desired-- at least with those already who knew enough to be aware of both phenomena.

BUT THE FAKED CONVICTION DID have the result desired with many of the folks who WEREN'T paying close attention ten years ago. These folks, who lack personal knowledge of the events of that time-- not knowing what they don't know, as it were-- are easy victims of government trolls who point to that conviction and claim that it proves flaws in CtC's revelations.

Some of the trolls argue that the contrived conviction proves that CtC's revelations about the nature of the tax are wrong. Others argue that it proves that CtC's analysis and presentation of procedural steps by which to deal with the mis-administration of the tax are wrong.

Both kinds of trolls, of course, do all they can to guide their marks away from the quarter-million-and-growing instances of CtC being decisively proven correct on both counts. Both kinds also do all they can to promote rumors of CtC-filings drawing IRS penalties, while doing all that they can to keep the very telling revelations of the hoax behind what "penalty" threats there are from being seen.

The object of both efforts is to discourage Americans from filing tax returns which dispute the characterization of payments made to them as being from the conduct of taxable activities. In effect, the object is to herd the victims of these trollish efforts into "non-filing" of one kind or another. Non-filing is the second best possible outcome for the "ignorance tax" schemers behind only outright agreement on tax forms with allegations that payments received were from taxable activities.

LAST WEEK, AS IT HAPPENS, I heard from two different victims of these troll-efforts. Both were being counseled-- independently, by two ostensibly unconnected voices-- to not file 1040s or other government forms on the argument that doing so created a vulnerability to "frivolous return penalties". Instead, went the counsel, the marks should file "alternative" instruments of some kind, on the notion that the non-1040 instruments can't qualify for any penalty.

It's a clever trick. Convince people that CtC-educated 1040s are penalized, and that they can get the same beneficial result of educated filings without using the vulnerable forms, and you can get them to leave "income" allegations unrebutted and able to be exploited for as many years as you can keep these poor folks frightened and fooled.

The whole concept is nonsense, of course. Attempting to file with some document imagined to not be a return, and therefore not vulnerable to "frivolous return penalty" threats is fundamentally futile. Consider:

  • The law provides that the form and manner by which someone can meet tax reporting obligations is as directed by the Secretary of the Treasury*;

  • The Secretary has directed that this be done by something which purports to be a return (and meets a couple of other qualifications)**;

  • Only something purporting to be a return, then, can address tax liability allegations; and

  • The law concerning the "frivolous return penalty" (26 U.S.C. § 6702) provides that the penalty can be brought to bear against anything which purports to be a return (and which meets a few other qualifications as well, of course)***.

Thus, any "alternative" document used in hope of immunization from the FRP threat either won't avoid that threat, or, if it does, will only do so because it is of no value in addressing tax liability allegations.

NOW, OF COURSE, CtC-EDUCATED RETURNS AREN'T actually subject to the FRPs. This is unambiguously shown by the IRS having found it necessary to resort to a fake "frivolous positions" list hoax to pretend that they are, so as to make the "alternative instrument" ploy work.

But, of course, the targets of the "alternative return" ploy don't get told to go look at ANYTHING on losthorizons.com, and particularly not anything concerning the "frivolous return penalties". In fact, those poor folks get told to avoid losthorizons.com entirely, 'cause, well, you know... Pete went to prison, so he clearly doesn't really know what he's talking about...

So, these poor folks won't just either not protect themselves from the tax or not protect themselves from "frivolous penalty" threats; they also won't learn how to respond to such threats, thus possibly allowing even hoax threats to become real hazards.

Further still, the use of a so-called "alternative" instrument in lieu of a normal form is as much as to put a sign on one's back announcing oneself to be both scared (and therefore a ready target for intimidation), and ill-grounded in legal principles and tax law in particular. These are the things corrupt "ignorance tax" schemers look for when choosing who to harass, threaten and resist, so the use of "alternative" instruments is an invitation to all of these things.

PRETTY SHABBY STUFF, and a real tragedy since this nonsense has successfully driven a lot of good people off the field of battle and onto the pointless sidelines. There they sit, imagining that they have fired the "silver bullet" and all will be well.

These folks even become spokespeople themselves for the same ruinous "alternative return" mistake. All-in-all, the "frivolous return penalty" scam has become one of the "ignorance tax" schemers' best weapons.

Maybe the points made above explaining the mistakes underlying the "alternative return" error-- simple facts about the law that reach past ignorance of the kangaroo-court shenanigans resulting in my poster-child imprisonment-- will help put an end to this problem and bring its victims back into play. I hope everyone will share this article with anyone they know or suspect to have fallen prey to the "alternative return" scam, and help make that happen.

NOTE: Further material related to the "alternative return" scam can be found here and here.

NOTE II: THE "FRIVOLOUS RETURN PENALTY" HOAX that is deployed to frighten some folks into embracing mistaken notions like "alternative returns" is just an act of corruption, pure and simple. And there ARE no "silver bullet" solutions to corruption.

The only solution to corruption is exposure.

Happily, the corruption of the "ignorance tax" scheme is easily exposed, as is the effort to shore it up against CtC-educated Americans by way of "penalty" threats. Use these links.

Furnish them to every lawyer you can reach. Many may blow you off, but every now and then you'll encounter one who won't. Furnish them to every journalist you can reach. Many may blow you off, but every now and then you'll encounter one who won't.

GET ME ON YOUR FAVORITE RADIO SHOW. Get me in front of your civic group. Organize seminars. I'll go anywhere in the country to educate any decent-sized group of Americans willing to listen and learn.

"Silver Bullets" aren't the solution. OUTREACH is the solution.

Your fellow Americans WANT the freedom and dignity and respect for the rule of law which the revelations in CtC provide. When enough of them learn the truth, all the corruption crumbles away, and the corrupt actors can't do anything to stop that crumbling away. That's why so much effort is devoted to keeping people from learning about CtC.

Make it happen, Cap'n.

* "Provided, that any party, in his or her own behalf, or as guardian or trustee, as aforesaid, shall be permitted to declare, under oath or affirmation, the form and manner of which shall be prescribed by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue,..." Revenue Act of 1862, § 93

*** "First, there must be sufficient data to calculate tax liability; second, the document must purport to be a return; third, there must be an honest and reasonable attempt to satisfy the requirements of the tax law; and fourth, the taxpayer must execute the return under penalties of perjury." Beard v. Commissioner , 82 T.C. 766, 777 (1984), aff’d per curiam , 793 F.2d 139 (6th Cir. 1986) (defining a valid tax return)

*** "(a) Civil penalty for frivolous tax returns: A person shall pay a penalty of $5,000 if— (1) such person files what purports to be a return of a tax imposed by this title but which—..." 26 U.S.C. § 6702 - Frivolous tax submissions

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IRS Identity Verification Challenges

A minor annoyance, if taken in stride.

IRS "IDENTITY VERIFICATION" CHALLENGES have become more common in recent years. Over the last few seasons I've heard from at least 15 or 20 people that their filings first generated one of these challenges before their claimed refunds or credits issued.

A number of victories involving these challenges are posted on the Bulletin Board, with the challenge form included in the posted docs. Every scrupulous reader of these newsletters will have seen those, and the comments I posted with them.

THESE CHALLENGES are by no means specific to CtC-educated filings. For several years now the IRS has listed identity theft as among the commonest filing scams with which it is faced.

These fraudulent filings are made by people who have gotten ID information for someone else (perhaps due to one of the several incidents over the last decade in which millions of SSNs have been hacked from various government agencies and private businesses). They then file returns fraudulently claiming refunds of some amount or another of what was actually withheld from the victim (determined I know not how), but to be sent to the fraudulent filer's address.

The identity-verification process thus is geared toward having the person at the address on the challenged return, and to which the refund check will be sent, prove that they are the person whose withholdings are involved in the refund. Usually this is done by having that recipient person, to whom the challenge form is sent, read off entries from a previous tax return (which only the proper person is expected to know) and entries off the current return (which will demonstrate that they-- the proper person-- are the one who put those entries on the form).

SOMETIMES THE INDIVIDUAL facing the challenge is asked to appear in person at a local IRS office with photo ID. Usually that will only happen if some glitch arises in the phone-call procedure, such as the filer balking at reading off the "income" figure on the returns, due to thinking it is some kind of trap.

It's not a trap-- the IRS agent on the other end doesn't care whether the figure read off is $0 or anything else. They just care that it matches what they are looking at on the forms in their hands (though an eyebrow might be raised at that $0, and there might even be an effort to initiate a dialogue about it, which, in my view, should simply be politely declined, as being irrelevant to the purpose of the phone call).

There's nothing to be concerned about in these challenges for any honest filer. Here is how the process is described by the excellent Emily Marcellus:

On April 3rd I filed an honest and educated original self-assessment for 2016.

On May 24th I received an LTR 4883c requesting me to verify my identity by phone. 

In mid June I made the phone call which was easy enough. They asked me for the following information

  • "Social security number

  • Full name as written on 2016 return

  • Current address

  • Mothers birth name

  • Fathers birth name

  • Prior year main source of income

  • Amount of taxes paid from that main source of income

  • Current year refund amount

  • Current year adjusted gross income

  • Address listed on 2016 return”

THEN I Received my refund plus interest. It was a wonderful day with lots of jumping up and down and cheering :)

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A Few Words About Wise Practices

You're playing in the big league, Warriors. Have big league tools.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE, GET A SCANNER. Photos of documents taken with your smart-phone don't make for worthwhile or transmittable archives.

Have a printer along with that scanner. Do your filings and correspondences and so forth on your computer, and saved on your own hard drive, not in "the cloud", and print and mail anything you are sending to anyone related to the tax, rather than use "fill-in-the-field" on-line forms.

KEEP HARD COPIES or scans of hard copies, of everything you send anywhere (scanned after signing and dating) and everything you receive. Keep your postal receipts showing when and where you mailed things, even if not sending certified or signature required.

Make a file folder for every filing, and keep everything related to it in that folder. Be organized and be scrupulous. It's really that simple.

Take care of the little things by habit. Doing so could pay dividends in the unforeseeable future.

It's along the lines of Poor Richard's wise counsel: You watch the pennies and the dollars will watch themselves.

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"Section 83" Nonsense Revisited

A little more debunk of this harmfully persistent foolishness.

I HAD THE CRAZY "SECTION 83 THEORY" brought back to my attention the other day by a correspondent who heard it being flogged about the "tax honesty" village square yet again on someone's "talk shoe" or internet radio show, as has happened every few months for years now. As usual, reflecting on it brought to mind yet more reasons why this "theory" should be recognized on its face as not only wrong, but absurd.

It also brought to mind how nonsense about "Section 83"-- and other gibberish which reflects a stubborn refusal to recognize the real nature of the income tax despite every possible authority being in 100% harmony on the subject, with more than a quarter-of-a-million concrete practical demonstrations of that nature and that harmony being in hand and on display for all to see-- is responsible for evils like my wife, Doreen, being stuck in a federal prison camp, as explained here.

In fact, this gibberish-- along with "Lofton" nonsense, and SEDM's 1500 pages of errors, and "There is no law" lunacy, and so on-- is responsible for every single bit of resistance and hardship suffered by ANYONE in America in regard to the income tax, especially including every CtC-educated filer who has ever gotten anything but complete and quiet cooperation from any tax agency.

Any educated filer who hasn't simply gotten his or her money back without fuss every single time should be as angry with these ego-maniacal "Section 83" cretins and their ilk as I am. (See this for further discussion of this point.)

SO, MINDFUL OF ALL THAT IS AT STAKE and the consequent importance of each and every one of you working hard to drum crap like this out of the public square, I spent some time adding to the "Misunderstandings" post in which I debunk "Section 83":

"Section 83" Nonsense

Silver-bullet fantasist leading the naive past a mountain of CtC evidence

A NEW VERSION OF "SILVER-BULLET" FANTASY has lately been circulating briskly within the "tax honesty movement". This one is the notion that Section 83 of the tax code is the long-sought mystical secret word by which the mis-application of the tax was secretly undone by Congress half a century ago.

Here's the proposition: In 1969, Congress gutted the then 107-year-old structure of the income tax as applied to pay-for-labor by implementing a change under which the tax now applies only to the difference between the value of the money you got paid for working and the value you gave for that money-- which is to say, the value of your labor... which is to say, what you got paid for it

That is, in regard to pay for work, the tax now only applies to a "difference" which will always be $0, according to the "Section 83" theorists.

SO, TO CONTINUE THE THEORISTS' STORY: Congress makes this dramatic change to the long-standing tax law in 1969, without saying a word about it to anyone. For some reason, despite the dramatic change in the law every single member of Congress and their aides, and every IRS worker, and every executive department legislative draftsman and aide, and every federal judge continues to pay taxes on every penny they are paid for their work over the intervening years.

Moreover, every one of the friends and family members of all these thousands of government actors with intimate knowledge of the change the "Section 83" theorists claim took place in 1969 does the same, continuing to pay taxes on every penny they earn, regardless of what they do for a living. No one asserts the alleged change; and no court challenge is ever brought arguing for the benefit of the alleged change.

Not that section 83 hasn't been the object of litigation, mind you. It has been the object of a lot of litigation, continuously, from very early on after its addition to tax law 49 years ago.

But somehow not one litigant ever argued what the "Section 83" theorists claim the addition is all about (or has as its effect). Nor has any court ever found any such thing, even though considerable discussion of the history and purpose of the section has been presented in the course of these litigations and rulings...*

Because the notions of those flogging "Section 83" as a dramatic transformation of tax law, or as a silver-bullet escape hatch, are nonsense.


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Why Not A Community Service Requirement For The Use Of Welfare Schools?

After all, while we want to maintain the safety net, we also want to discourage harmful reliance upon it...

LAST WEEK THE MICHIGAN SENATE passed a bill requiring able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work, be in school or be getting job-training in order to qualify for the welfare. This is the latest in a decades-long effort by Michigan and many other states to discourage reliance on the crutch of public assistance, which becomes practically a life-style choice for some when allowed to be too painless an option.

I have an idea for the good senators (and those of the other states) for an extension of this reasoning into a previously untouched area, and one which I think does more harm to society than any other aspect of the "safety net". I think beneficiaries of welfare ("public") schools should be required to "give back" with community service, such as picking up trash on roads within the school district; or perhaps light road-repair labor, or janitorial and gardening work at public facilities.


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The Catholic Catechism On False Oaths

Remarkably apt words in regard to what was demanded of Doreen...

WHILE LOOKING SOMETHING UP THE OTHER DAY I came across these words, which my source declares to be from the Catholic Catechism:

"It is a duty to reject false oaths that others might try to impose; an oath may be made false because it attests to a lie, because an illegitimate authority is requiring it, or because the purpose of the oath is contrary to God's law or human dignity."

Are these expressions not 100% on point with what Doreen is being punished for refusing to do? If you are not already familiar with it read this motion to see just how precisely the assault on Doreen tracks the church's proscription in each and every respect. And I don't doubt that every other organized faith has words of exactly the same sort within its own catechism, doctrine and teachings, as well (with the exception of the false "faith" of statism).

SO, WHAT DOES THIS SAY about the nature of the creatures who have locked Doreen away, and imposed such suffering upon her and her loved ones for simply doing her duty and refusing to make false oaths?

My question is essentially rhetorical, of course. But I think it important that masks of "official" positions and stature never be allowed to obscure reality.

We need to view anyone in positions of trust and honor in a cold and knowing light, and never assume that they are due the least respect until they have proven their quality. This example should help keep us all awake in that regard.

Would You Do It?

(By the way, I would very much welcome videos of any of you or your friends, acquaintances or random strangers on the street answering this same question, which I would then incorporate into this film in order to make it even stronger.)


NOTE: I expect sophists might reply to this article with, "But the false attestation Doreen was ordered to make on tax forms doesn't invoke the name of God, so it's not the kind meant in the Catholic Catechism quoted above." I challenge those folks to think the whole thing through carefully.

I believe such challengers will eventually agree that the principle is the same, and surely the church teaching cited here comprehends false declarations of all kinds, however worded. In any event, it is the sense of the one making the attestation as to her duties, and to whom they are due, that establishes just what is being invoked-- not the mere words used.

NOTE II: Following up on the point above, please see related material here and here.


Doreen's address:

Doreen Hendrickson 48564-039

FPC Alderson A-4

P.O. Box A

Alderson, WV 24910

Letters, books (which must come in packages that are boldly-marked "Paperback Book Enclosed") and cards (which must actually be written in by the sender) are always much appreciated.

Anyone wanting to put a few dollars in Doreen's "commissary account" can do so by sending a postal money order-- made payable to "Doreen Hendrickson 48564-039"-- to:

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Doreen Hendrickson


P.O. Box 474701

Des Moines, IA 50947-0001

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The Entire Legal And Practical Truth About The Income Tax In Three Short Sentences

Focus on these simple points and you can teach anyone the truth about the tax.

1. The income tax is an excise.

2. Excise taxes are taxes on the gainful exercise of privileges.

3. You probably didn't earn your money by exercising any taxable privilege (or earned very little that way).

Inarguable (and nowhere disputed) proof of the first two statements above can be found concisely spelled-out in this little 7-page document. Whether the third is true for any particular person can be determined by consulting this guide to understanding "income-taxable privilege".

WHAT'S LEFT IS MERELY THAT many American governments-- which are compelled to acknowledge the three facts above when invoked by someone who has read this book and therefore knows how to do so, as indisputably proven here, here and here-- don't want American citizens to know these three facts, or how to invoke them. This is proven here and here.

And that's the whole of the rubber-hitting-the-road legal and practical truth about the tax! All that's left out is how to put this information into effect against the scheme that has exploited widespread ignorance about it for the last 80 years. For that, direct your student to CtC.

The Smiling and Earnest Afterword

FOLKS, WHAT I'VE JUST SAID HERE is, of course, merely another rendering of what I have taught many times in many ways. YOU REALLY SHOULD ALL BE TEACHING IT, TOO! This stuff isn't hard, and the authorities invoked in demonstrating its accuracy and truth are readily-available for verification and are indisputable.

Teach it to everyone you know. If they pooh-pooh it that's fine. You will have planted a seed. Walk away with a smile and try again with the next person. Some soil is immediately fertile, some needs time to soften up before the seed works its way in and takes root.

AT THE SAME TIME that you teach those you know personally, send this short, 7-page brief to every lawyer, law professor, and law student that whose contact information you can find. Send it to every CPA you can find, and every judge, every tax agency worker and every HR department worker.

Send this article to every journalist, reporter, editor and pundit you can reach.

Never forget that these are all Americans, too, just like you. They are just ignorant, not stupid, and for the most part, not evil, either. Some of them will look and learn.

The NOT-Smiling But Still Very Earnest Afterword

ONE OTHER THING NEEDS TO BE SAID. The obvious implication of the historical and legal FACTS (not theories) presented above is that should anyone acting in conflict with these facts-- be it a revenue department worker, a government attorney, a legislator, a judge or a tax-return filer-- that person would be committing a crime.

To construe (or administer) the tax in any way contrary to what is presented above is to participate in the imposition of an unapportioned capitation. Unapportioned capitations are expressly prohibited by the Constitution.

Thus, the crimes committed by anyone construing or administering, or enabling the construction or administration of the income tax in any way contrary to what is presented above are not only statutory violations of one kind or another. In every case these crimes amount to subversion of the Constitution, as well.

Such crimes are not academic. This isn't a game, and what's going when the income tax is misconstrued or mis-administered isn't the reflection of a mere disagreement.

Misconstruction and mis-adminstration of the income tax, in defiance and subversion of the Constitutional prohibition on unapportioned capitations, is a coup being attempted against the American people. It's serious as a heart attack, and should be taken that way.

"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness."/p>

-United States Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

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"Tax Honesty" BS Is What Has Doreen In Prison Today

...just as much as does official corruption.

IN THE LAST MID-EDITION UPDATE I wrote about "Judge Anna" And Bat-Sh*t Crazy "Birth Certificate" Drivel. In the last newsletter main edition page I had need to post an article about a seemingly viral infection of the community based on nonsense about HR1, more distribution of which continues despite my debunk.

Over the years I have posted dozens of debunks of dozens of similar packages of nonsense, as can be seen here. These debunks are thorough and dispositive. Continued promotion of any of them can only be seen as the deliberate sowing of disinformation and discord.

These endless injections of distracting and misleading gibberish (whether obvious gibberish or subtler gibberish that actually gives a surface impression of harmonizing with, or even supplementing the truth about the tax) serve-- either deliberately or mindlessly-- to keep the community out of focus and disunited in purpose. Thus, this community is rendered a blunt instrument at best, where a razor-sharp stake for the vampire's breast is needed.

Thus, the weight brought to bear on that stake, whatever the condition of its point, is light when it ought to be-- and needs to be-- crushingly heavy.

IN LIGHT OF ALL THAT I want to say something really brief and really heart-felt: Just as much as it is due to the corruption of certain despicable government "officials", my beloved bride is where she is today because of the promoters and purveyors of the kind of horseshit of which I speak.

If not for those dis-unifying distractions, the truth about the tax-- fifteen years now in circulation and with an endless mountain of evidence and authority behind it-- would have won the day over the "ignorance tax" schemers long ago. We would likely even have restored the republic overall, by now.

Either way, it is beyond question that in an America in which the truth revealed in CtC were as widely known as it would be without these hindering distractions, no federal court could have accomplished the crimes needed to put my Doreen in prison.

Nor would anybody else be facing any resistance or official misbehavior in regard to the tax, for that matter.

SO, HERE IT IS, BALDLY, as I feel compelled to say it today: Are you a purveyor of supposed income-tax-relevant material that does not appear in my work? Then you are a purveyor of poison, and you are my enemy.

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Now, THIS Is What I'm NOT Talking About!!

A simple way for everyone to get a lot done, fast, that no one is doing.

SO, MONTHS AGO I posted the following on this page (and it has remained here ever since):

IF EVERY STATE GROUP (or anyone else) were to devote some time and effort to scheduling and hosting presentations of this video to CPA and legal firms, a whole lot of good could be done in a very short order.

The requirements are simple. Book an hour with the chosen firm, with the understanding that all professional staff will be assembled for the presentation. A thoughtful introduction should make this inexpensive and easy.

Explain that all you are asking for is an opportunity to show a video in which some facts about the income tax are revealed on the basis of which tens of thousands of Americans have recovered $billions from the IRS and three dozen state tax agencies over the course of more than 14 years now, by way of a quarter of a million claims made with the tax agencies, and even in the face of agency resistance of several different kinds.

SOME FIRMS MAY SHOO YOU AWAY, certainly. But some will not.

Arrive at the appointed hour in a group, dressed business casual or better and groomed for church. Have your most articulate, persuasive speaker take the lead, but all be alert and attentive, sending out a calm, confident and positive vibe.

Understand and communicate with your demeanor that you are not there to debate anything. Rather, you are there to show these folks things they don't know, and need to know.

Bring a big monitor, speakers and a laptop with which you can access the video. Rehearse and be able to make your connections and be up and running in moments with no fuss.

Play the video. Hand out printed copies of this document to everyone in attendance. Thank your audience for their time and attention, and take your leave.

When out of sight, clap each other on the back for an important job well done and head out for your next appointment (or to a nice group meal to celebrate, compare notes and plan your next activist outing).

NOW, I DON'T THINK ANYONE CAN SAY that this program is too difficult. And I can't imagine that anyone would argue that there is no chance of some serious good being done if any given individual or group in a "tax profession" saw that video and read that document.

But I haven't heard from ONE person that has undertaken to do this.

II hear from all of you all the time telling me about how hard it is to get through to the people you try to introduce to CtC's liberating, republic-restoring revelations. So I go to the trouble of writing wake-up paper after wake-up paper.

I even do a power-point of a seriously-revealing, seriously comprehensive but still short and accessible compilation and arrange to be filmed presenting it, so that YOU will have it as a tool for the kind of activism I explain in the simplest, most "Insert tab "A" into slot "B"..." fashion. And what happens?


It's a shame. You can't score the goal if you don't take the shot, my friends.

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams


"Be the change you want to see in the world."

-Mahatmas Gandhi

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A Wise Warrior On What's Really At Stake


DON DON LA VIGNE, a long-time warrior and real American grown-up, shares a nice and inspiring testimonial on what CtC has done for him for over nine years now:


"Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked."

-Proverbs 25:26


"A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow


(Click on Saruman to see what he means...)


See Who's Really Been Lying About The Tax


Daft And Despicable Deniers

What the hell is wrong with these people?!


CAN CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE how abysmally stupid someone would have to be to continue to doubt or deny that CtC has revealed the actual, complete and insurmountable truth about the income tax in light of the overwhelming mountain of historical, legal, practical and logical evidence to the contrary? (Not to mention the outright lies and even ludicrous hoaxes the executive and some corrupt members of the judiciary have been caught at in desperate efforts to conceal the truth...)

Plainly any such denier must either be abysmally stupid or be an abysmally corrupt government official or other person who sees him or herself as benefitting from the lies about the tax by which America has suffered for 75 years now. Isn't this true?

I HOI HOPE NOBODY OUT THERE is tolerating a single CtC denier anywhere within the "tax honesty" or "activist" communities. Such people-- and they are definitely out there, flogging their pet tin-foil-hat theories-- are the millstone around the neck of the rest of us, keeping the truth about the tax from getting the audience it needs in order to bring about the transformation of the American landscape which it is uniquely capable of doing.

Nor should anyone be tolerating denial, either implicit or explicit, by any lawyer, accountant, journalist, judge, elected official or bureaucrat. "Denial" by any of these types is collusion and corruption, or rank cowardice at best.

MORE, DENIAL OF THE OBVIOUS AND STATE-RESTRAINING TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX might have a sinister aspect, as well. The State, whose growth and power are made possible by the lies about the tax which the deniers enable, is the mechanism by which some exercise control over others through the application (or credible threat) of violence.

The bulked-up State, in short, is the means by which some rule others. The larger the State, the more successfully it rules, and the more easily it can brush aside or overpower Constitutionally-based objections to its edicts, exploitations and abuses.

I don't personally imagine a long-running, deliberate and closely-controlled effort to subjugate the American people. I discuss this in the "Interlude" portion of CtC, as many of you will recall, where I argue instead that the only large-scale and long-running "conspiracy" in America is a soft one-- a coincidental conspiracy of interests.

In my view America suffers from Adam Smith's "invisible hand" in reverse: the evil effect of many individuals unwisely entrusted with too much power who, in using it to look out for their own interests individually, work a massive harm to society.

But the growth of the State unquestionably serves to create the tool by which deliberate subjugation could be accomplished. Indeed, the overgrown State made uniquely possible by the misapplication of the income tax is the ONLY means by which the American people could be subjugated.

And who knows? Maybe I'm wrong in my view, and those seeing a darker picture are right.

Warrior Rick Van Camp recently shared with me a few words from that darker perspective which ends with a key point that is just as cogent whether you see Leviathan growing among us for the one reason or the other:

In 1913 Woodrow Wilson stated: “Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the Field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

And this continues today. When opportunistic liars like Al Gore can make hundreds of millions from outright lies and manipulation of Science while producing a "carbon footprint" of at least 100 people, when a treasonous dog like Obama can plot the overthrow of an elected President in Public and get away with it without a whimper from the so-called Press, or the Congress; when tens of millions of "Americans" can vote for a continuation of nanny-state entitlements while allowing their children to be indoctrinated by those who would continue them as children, when a once-proud and independent people submit reflexively to a militarized State army of (now armed) bureaucratic functionaries who grope their women and young daughters in airports and soon bus and train stations, invade their homes on the slightest pretext (more than 50,000 SWAT raids last year) and terrorize, injure and sometimes murder innocents...

That organized, subtle and watchful power is HERE, among us, and in your face. And YOU pay for it.

YOU PAY FOR IT. That's the big point.

If you're a CtC denier, it doesn't matter whether what's going on is grayish or pitch-black-- either way, YOU'RE PAYING FOR IT.

I don't mean, "You're paying the price, sweetie". I mean YOU ARE PERSONALLY FINANCING WHAT IS BEING DONE TO YOU AND TO YOUR CHILDREN AND TO THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY. And you're doing so voluntarily, and in most cases, simply because you refuse to learn or accept what CtC has revealed. In a word, you're daft.

And as for "official" and "professional" CtC deniers, you're the ones keeping the lie going to which the daft succumb. There's a word for that, too. Despicable.

"It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime."

-Thomas Paine


LITTLE BIT OF A P. S. on this article: I have to cut a pass to a lot of folks out there not yet embracing CtC and acting on its revelations to help transform America. I'm talking about the huge majority of folks who have never heard of any of this, or who have only seen the lies and smears and pretenses of "official" resistance to CtC (such as are discussed here, here, here and here).

These folks effectively serve as weight on the deniers' side of the scale-- and also finance the Beast-- because I haven't been able to get my videos or other liberation information to them. I'm talking about your Uncle Jerry (or Aunt Sally, or Junior, or your buddy Sam, or whoever).

I haven't been able to get my liberating information to these folks because I DON'T KNOW THEM. I have no contact info, and I wouldn't know the best way to speak to them, even if I did.

YOU have to speak to these folks, and introduce and share the material. Think about it. When was the last time you forwarded one of my videos around to everyone in your address book?

Do you not do it because you don't think your family, friends and acquaintances would be interested? You're wrong. In 2016 62,979,879 Americans voted for Donald Trump in the hope that he would restore the republic. Plenty of people are interested in freedom and the rule of law.

In aIn a minute you're going to watch Arron Reeves' wonderful video on his awakening to the truth about the tax, and what that means to him. Are you going to share it as widely as the next Kardashian video will get shared? I hope so.

It is because that DOESN'T get done that "official" deniers get away with it. I want you to think about that.

Do you want to get to where you don't have to file claims for the return of your property at all, because it never got diverted in the first place? That will happen the moment that my videos get a million viewings in a few weeks like some do, instead of struggling for a year or more to reach a few thousand. It won't happen before that.

The "official" deniers can control a slow burning fire. Our fire has to get vigorous, and only you can make that happen.

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A Few Good Folks With Good and Important Things To Say:

Find this film on YouTube at youtu.be/K0CYo57I3ks


How Do You Know When The State Is Lying?

An old joke, but in regard to this deceiver, not a laughing matter at all.

““When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith.

-Abraham Kuyper


Assessing The Damage From The Misapplication Of The Income Tax

Man, are Americans getting ripped off...!


Looking For A Litigator Who Wants To Do Well While Doing Good

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT presents details of a long-running (and still-ongoing) violation of the speech, conscience and due-process rights of two Americans. The offenses, in a nutshell, involve a federal district court attempting to dictate to these two folks-- word for word-- sworn "testimony" they are ordered to make in a legal contest with the government.

Click the link below to read the brief. You'll find it thoroughly supported with relevant testimony by the chief perpetrator and other similarly unambiguous exhibits.

The Civil Rights Lawsuit Documentation

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them, and these will continue till they have been resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."

-Frederick Douglass

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams


Would You Do It?

"A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him."

-Ezra Pound


A Michigan Version Of The "Watching The Watchmen" Amendment Has Been Proposed


Did you know…

 …The US may be the only country in the world where people working in the non-federal private sector must commit perjury in order to owe and pay ‘God’s things to Caesar’?

If you work in the private sector, stop falsely swearing that your private-sector earnings are federal “income”1.  Perjury is a crime.  Exercise the law’s provision for protecting your private-sector earnings from the 154-year-old2 indirect excise known as the federal income tax.  Rebut fraudulent allegations made by your payers regarding the legal nature of your work and the earnings derived therefrom, so that you pay only your fair share.  Join the hundreds of thousands of honest, law-abiding Americans who have been doing so for more than a decade.  Learn how for free at losthorizons.com.

1--“We must reject… …the broad contention submitted in behalf of the government that all receipts—everything that comes in—are income…”.

United States Supreme Court, So. Pacific v. Lowe, 247 U.S. 330, (1918)

2—The income tax in the United States was first instituted into law on July 1, 1862, during Lincoln’s presidency under the excise laws of the United States.   The preamble to the 1939 Internal Revenue Code traces its roots to this original income tax law.


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Poisonous Pieties

Now click here to learn the truth about the myths that have kept you from knowing the truth about the income tax


Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign

UNLESS YOU'VE LOOKED, you can have no idea of the volume, intensity and mendacity deployed in the government's efforts to discourage Americans from learning what is revealed in CtC. It's truly astonishing.

A lot of folks are aware of the show-trial events in which my wife and I have received state-engineered public beatings meant to scare people away from the truth about the "ignorance tax" scam. But many are unaware of the overall campaign. This is a shame, really, because a focused propaganda effort like this one is a very powerful acknowledgement of the significance of CtC's revelations.

While the majority of Americans do not yet know how CtC protects them from the vampire state, the vampire itself certainly does. Dis-information campaigns like this one make that very clear.


FORMER CBS REPORTER SHERYL ATKISSON describes some aspects of this sort of dis-information campaign in the following video. Despite the annoying preliminary 15 seconds or so of advertising, her presentation is very much worth watching:

(H/T to Greg Belcher for finding and forwarding this great presentation.)

Losthorizons.com is one of those websites specifically-targeted by the corrupt interests at Wikipedia described by Atkisson. The behind-the-scenes folks at that site won't allow links on their pages to anything posted at losthorizons.com, nor even just text corrections of misinformation in their pages about the income tax.

That's the least of it. Click here for some specific discussion of the enormous scare campaign that's been actively spreading false information in hope of discouraging legitimate media attention, as well as men and women simply seeking the truth about the tax and liberty from the scourge of the "ignorance tax".

PLEASE GIVE SOME SERIOUS THOUGHT to the fact that YOU being secure in your own freedom rests on others learning the truth as well, and recognize that it falls to you to help overcome the dis-information campaign. Post and share your videos; share your victories; help silence the agents-provocateur and distraction-injectors whose nonsense is discussed and debunked here; and widely (and frankly, impatiently) share this page, this page and this page, challenging everyone in your address book to disconnect the phone and the TV for an afternoon and get educated.

Doing these things will be what makes it happen, Cap'n.

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An Excellent New Video About The Government Effort To Suppress CtC Has Hit YouTube!

DEREK CUSHMAN HAS POSTED a powerful presentation on government lies, propaganda and misinformation about CtC designed to discourage more Americans from reading the book and getting free of the misadministration of the tax:

You can also find this film on YouTube at https://youtu.be/V3_MViZDvo0 and on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/175424277.

Watch it and share it, folks. This film will help a lot of people who have been taken in by the lies understand how they've been manipulated, and prompt a proper desire to learn the truth about the tax.

Well done, Derek!

P.S. If there were a thousand videos out there debunking government lies and encouraging Americans to learn the truth like this one does, the "ignorance tax" scheme would collapse in a month. So, where's yours?


Please Help losthorizons.com Be As Effective As Possible!

OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS I've heard from a number of folks that a firewall known as "Comodo" blocks access to this website. This is apparently a glitch in that program. This site is safe, as can be seen by going here.

Please share this info with others in your own address book so it gets around-- obviously those suffering the ill effects of this defect in Comodo won't be able to see it here themselves until they go into their firewall settings and manually whitelist losthorizons.com.

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WANTED! Your Article!!

Sharpen those quills, people!

MY FRIENDS, THIS NEWSLETTER NEEDS your creativity, your clear thinking, and your expressive energy! In short, this newsletter needs your journalism!

I know that writing for public consumption isn't everyone's cup of tea. But those who CAN string a few words together can importantly serve the educated, activist community by writing and submitting thoughtful, well-researched and persuasive articles on certain topics for posting on these pages.

Here are several topics for which submissions are desired:

  • Why the media is silent about the astonishing 13-years-and-counting history of government acknowledgements of the accuracy of CtC's revelations and its simultaneous efforts to keep Americans from knowing about those revelations.

  • Why educating more Americans about the true history and actual provisions of the income tax is the most important thing that anyone seeking to restrain the state and restore the republic can do today.

  • Why "tax honesty gurus" stay mum about CtC and its unprecedented accomplishments in freeing people from improper application of the tax.

  • Why hunkering down in every-man-for-himself silence in the face of statist and fascist assaults on the rule of law leads to greater harm than what is hunkered-down against; that is, how fearful behavior just strengthens the thing feared.

  • How much better it is to encourage (and practice) bravery, honesty and openness than to counsel (and succumb to) fear, lies and concealment.

Articles should be 1500 words or less, with working titles and author's name at the beginning. Composition should strive for two and three sentence paragraphs organized in the form of a theme paper. Intend to persuade and inspire, not browbeat. Format should be either .doc or .odt. All submissions selected for posting may be subject to editing.

Submit to the regular (non-encrypted) address found here, as an attachment to an email.

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Why Aren't People Suing?


In Passing... Three cheers for Russia, which has stepped up to join Iran in aid of its long-time ally Syria against the noxious "Islamic State" nutcases that have sprung up like toadstools in the wake of the destabilization of the Middle East by the noxious neocon nutcases running Washington for the last 15 years.


More Educated Americans Testify, Showing Why The Deep State Fears CtC

"If the taxpayers of this country ever discovered that we operate on 98% bluff, the entire system will collapse."

-Reported remark by an internal revenue service officer to Sen. Henry E. Bellmon (R. Okla.) on April 15, 1971.


"The Tax Code represents the genius of legal fiction...  The IRS has never really known why people pay the income tax... The IRS encourages voluntary compliance, through FEAR."

-Jack Warren Wade Jr., former IRS officer in charge of the IRS Nationwide Revenue Officer Training Program, in his book ‘When You Owe The IRS’

CtC-EDUCATED, AMERICAN HERITAGE-LOVING grown-up Don La Vigne shares his testimony here. Tom Romin shares his testimony here. Greg Sutton shares his here. Enjoy Robert Harvey's testimony here. Don's, Tom's and Greg's and Robert's words, like those of others that can be found here, are solid examples of why the Deep State fears CtC.

It's this simple: If you study CtC you will know the truth about the tax. Further, you will know that you know the truth, beyond any doubt.

ONLY CtC will give you that certainty, because CtC is exclusively and uniquely complete and correct, as can be seen by any of thousands of different acknowledgements of every possible kind, from this to this to this to this.

Most telling, in its own way, is the government robotically resorting for years now to the strawman of falsely ascribing to CtC the ridiculous arguments that "wages are not income" and that only federal, state and local government workers are subject to the tax. This false ascription is then used as the basis for claiming the book is "false and frivolous"-- a lame and transparent dodge begging the question of why the state won't acknowledge what the book REALLY says and then attempt to dispute THAT.

Once you know the truth revealed in CtC, acting in accordance with that truth WILL liberate you from being an ignorance tax serf. This, the deep state fears mightily.

LIKE HENRY BELLMON WAS TOLD, the "ignorance tax" scheme relies on bluff-- pretending that the truth is what the government suggests that it is (despite what the law and the courts and every other authority have actually been saying about it for 150 years). And like Jack Warren Wade, Jr. says, the scheme relies on fear-- doing everything possible to make people afraid to act on their scheme-shattering knowledge of the truth.

In short, the "ignorance tax" scheme can only survive if Americans can be bluffed into not seeking out the truth, and if those who learn that truth can be discouraged from acting on that truth.

But those who know the truth, and know they know the truth, cannot not act.

Acting on the truth is a moral imperative, as well as a legal imperative.

The undaunted actions of those who know the truth are "calls" against the bluff. Each "call" ratchets-up the spread of the truth exponentially and forces state acknowledgement of that truth, one way or another; and each such acknowledgment takes America one step closer to freedom from the 75-year state-unleashing, people-restraining "ignorance tax" scheme.

And THAT's why the deep state fears CtC.

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

-Mohandas Gandhi

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A New Policy

I HAVE DONE MY BEST to lead this country to liberty from the mis-applied income tax. I have labored hard. I've shed a lot of sweat, a fair bit of blood and more than a few tears. But I seem to be pretty poor at that kind of work.

When I have asked all of you for what I firmly believe is a necessary resource to move the ball downfield and give all of us the best chance at justice and an end to the assault on the rule of law-- simple testimonial videos requiring nothing from any of you but the phone in your pocket and three minutes of speaking from the heart-- I have had only a handful of people answer my call.

I CAN'T KEEP GOING THIS WAY. I have to be able to turn my attention away from writing new persuasive or skepticism-addressing articles week after week, and toward research, analysis and educational presentations that will benefit everyone already in this community. I need time to do some suing, and to bring together the resources and talent toward that end.

As said, it is my firm belief that your testimonial videos are the resource that I need to make big things happen, and they are unquestionably the thing I need to allow me to turn my attention away from trying to get horses to drink at the waterhole to which I have led them. Your words, in your great numbers and all in your own different ways, will do that better than anything I write possibly could.

And yet, you are not providing them. This, despite my having been asking you for them for many years now.

Therefore, with enormous reluctance, I am making portions of this website restricted access only. People have been urging me to do this for years now, telling me I should impose a charge to access my work-product, so as to enable me to keep producing.

I have never been inclined to charge fees for access. I ask for donations, and will continue to do that, and if they do not come, then I will conclude that my work is of no value to anyone, and I will close shop.

But I now WILL charge a special something for access to some key portions of that work-- testimonial videos, as discussed, described and demonstrated here.

SELECTED PAGES CONSTITUTING primarily "legal resources" pages now require passwords for access, and to get a password, I need your video. Similarly, if an email comes my way asking for guidance or assistance, it had best have a video attached, if I don't already have yours posted.

I hate to play it this way, but I want to win.

I'll tell you a story from when I was coaching my kids in soccer. Both of my kids at a certain age in their careers had run into a wall common to all but the very exceptional. They had gotten to be pretty good, and they wanted to enjoy the benefits of their hard work. But the arrival of this interest coincided with a new self-consciousness which made them reluctant to risk failing and looking foolish. So, they were hanging back from seizing the main chance when it appeared, and driving for the goal.

My solution was to post on the wall of our dining room a couple of simple points about self-discipline, the chief of which is this: You can't score a goal if you don't take a shot.

That's how it is here, too. If you don't stand up, you are laying down, and you'll never score that goal.

Here is what my kids live by now, in their own version of that lesson. I hear it from them all the time as they excel (accompanied by the sound of a father's breast swelling with pride): Go hard, or go home.

You, too. Go hard, or go home. Send those videos.

Do I ask for a lot? I want your victories to post, your financial support, your efforts at spreading the word, and your beautiful faces and inspiring words, too. It IS a lot.

But I'll let Thomas Paine explain:

"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”

Fear nothing but God.

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Give Yourself A 30% Raise: A New Flyer


What Makes YOU A Warrior For The Truth?

We each have our reasons, and our story. It's time, and it's needed, for you to share yours with the world.


"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

What does it for you?

Is it simply because no moral and upstanding person has any choice when it comes to telling the truth over his or her signature, whether on tax forms or anywhere else?

Is it recognition of the critical importance of the rule of law, and the knowledge that if everybody leaves its caretaking to someone else, it will soon be lost to us completely?

Is it the money?

Maybe it's just simple respect for your own rights as a human being, who is not and cannot be not involuntarily subordinated to others?

Maybe it's just simple respect for your general civic responsibility to be the grown-up and enforce frugality and restraint on a big, powerful creature of our own devising which otherwise is like a badly-raised teenage boy given whiskey and car keys and let loose on the road to wreak havoc?

Or is it, perhaps, a more acute anxiety that if our bonfire of a state isn't damped, and quickly, it'll soon burn down the house around us all?

What IS it that firms up your jaw and stiffens your resolve?

It's time to take off the bushel and share your light!

I would like you to think about what it is that motivates you for a few moments (or all day, if you like), and then send me your thoughts. I want to put YOUR reasons to work inspiring folks who don't yet understand what this is all about.

In this day and age, the most effective way for you to share your thinking for the benefit of others is to video-record yourself talking about how you feel, and explaining what inspires and motivates YOU.

All you need is a webcam or cell-phone equipped with a camera. If you don't have, or know how to use, one of these, have a friend help.

If needed, write a little script for yourself. Better, though, to just speak extemporaneously, after spending a little time sorting out your thoughts and getting down into your heart. Perhaps make it a video of someone in your family, or a close friend, interviewing you.

Dress "business casual". Be well-groomed.

Keep yourself to no more than 2 or 3 minutes, and keep in mind that the purpose is not to educate, but to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE. Your video will be one of many to be shared.

You needn't feel any obligation to be profound, and you shouldn't try to explain anything about the law, other than to say that you have read it and you know it's on your side. You just need to be sincere, and uplifting. Your object is to make your audience want to have what you have, and to be where you are in your heart.

Keep in mind that you're speaking to an audience that doesn't yet know ANYTHING about the subject, and whose first reaction is, "This must be illegal; this must be dangerous; this is too good to be true." You want to pull that audience right past such things, and straight to a focus on truth, morality, and our American heritage of liberty and the rule of law.


Speak about rights. Speak about morality, and the obligation of a grown-up and responsible person to speak the truth and to enforce the Constitution. Speak about everyone's duty to give to God what is God's, always, and to Caesar only what is really Caesar's. Speak of your obligation to respect yourself, and to look out for the current and future well-being of your children and your fellow citizens. Speak of CtC, and what its information has done for your understanding and resolve. Show the book.

If you have had victories, describe them. Better still, show them, if possible.

Be clear about just what you accomplished: EVERYTHING back-- Social Security, Medicare and all; a "notice of deficiency" closing notice; an on-paper agreement or acknowledgment that your earnings weren't subject to the tax and everything withheld or paid-in was an "overpayment"; a transcript showing all $0s; or whatever happened.

When you speak of state victories, name the state. If you had to overcome balkiness from a tax agency before winning any victory, describe that, too!

If you're in a battle now, speak of your resolve to uphold the law, come what may. If you haven't yet begun to act, speak of your decision to do so, and your plans.

Remember, your purpose is to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE.

If you're dealing with ongoing balkiness, describe that, too, if you wish-- but be sure to explain why you're not discouraged, and why you are not standing down, not slinking back into the barn, and not choosing to endorse the lies.

Mention what you do for a living, whether you're a doctor, homemaker, lawyer, trucker, IT guy or gal, or a retiree or student. Help people understand that the company of grown-up activist Americans they are being invited to join cuts across all demographics and all interests-- with the common denominator being respect for the law and love of the principles on which this great country was founded.

This is your chance to get a LOT accomplished.

We've all had frustrating occasions of trying to explain all this to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, only to pile up against the wall of a mind not yet ready to listen and learn. Here is your chance to address a self-selected audience of folks who have themselves decided that it's time for them to begin paying attention, and have clicked on your testimonial for exactly that reason.

Further, think about this: You want judges, bureaucrats, CPAs, lawyers, the HR people where you work, your pastors, your neighbors and everyone else to acknowledge the truth about the tax openly and straightforwardly. How and why would these folks do this if YOU won't?

You want these folks to learn the truth. Why would they even recognize that there is a truth to be learned if you won't attest to having learned it yourself? You've got to stand up, face forward and chin up and tell these folks that you have studied and checked and verified and seen the evidence and seen the government evasions and you know that the tax is not the capitation that the beneficiary government wants everyone to think it is but a benign, but strictly limited thing, and that they need to study and learn that, too.

Again, if you have victories to show, that's nice, and powerful, too. But you don't have to have victories to display in order to declare your knowledge of what the law says. I've never flown around the world, but I've seen the evidence and considered the arguments, and I'm not hesitant to declare it a sphere...

Even those of you who haven't yet studied CtC have surely read this short document, and have verified everything in it for yourself. You should therefore be declaring its veracity and its message, loud and proud. Again, if you won't say it, how can you hope that others will ever even bother to look at the facts?

Be the change you want to see in the world, or there won't be any change.

So, please make and send those videos right away! You can share them with me via a cloud-based drive space like OneDrive.Live.com or GoogleDrive, or mail DVDs to me at 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382, or even email to me if each file is no more than 20 megs (and you can break a video up if need be-- I can reassemble them). Render as .mpg or mp4, if possible; if not, send them how you have them and I'll make them work.

Remember, the restoration of institutional respect for individual rights and the rule of law depends on enough individuals insisting upon it. Do your part to let those starting to rub the sleep from their eyes know that there is a community already waiting for their fellowship with open arms and open hearts and shining spirits.

See how some of your fellow warriors for the truth have done their parts in videos sent over the years, many of which are posted here.

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams

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The Crime of the Misapplied Income Tax


Was Grandpa Really A Moron?

Critical Inquiries for a New American Century

Bob’s Bicycles


Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Scheme Is As Easy As Falling Off A Bike



To get an idea of how today's "income" tax scheme works, try this little exercise:


Think of the federal government as a guy named Bob, who lives down the street from you in a town that is really big on bicycles. Bikes get used for commuting, deliveries, shopping, etc.. In fact, other than walking, bicycles are the exclusive form of transportation in your town.

Your neighbor Bob has a by-the-mile bicycle-renting business-- "Bob's Bicycles". Bob's Bicycles is far and away the biggest business in town.

Part of Bob’s success is because he does a lot of contract business. However, Bob doesn't just get paid by riders who have signed an agreement with him, or even just those using Bob's bikes. Bob gets something every time anybody in town does any riding at all, through an odd combination of circumstances that took many years to come together.


Here's how it happened...


Bob's Bicycles was launched long ago by the great grandfather of the present Bob (Bob IV). Great Grandpa Bob started out not only with a main location for his contract business-- he also had the bright idea of setting up spots around town where he parked some of his bikes for use by the more occasional rider, on an "honor system". Anyone could take and use one of these bikes, but they were expected to keep track of their mileage, and send Bob a "1040 Mileage Ridden/Rent Due Form" (and the appropriate rent), periodically. The initial design of the form was like this:


I, ______________, rode a Bob's Bicycle a total of _____ miles this year.

At Bob's rental rate of $.15 per mile, I owe Bob $______


I said that Great Grandpa Bob planned to deal with these occasional riders on the "honor system", and that's true. But he liked his money, too, and didn't want to miss anything that was due him. So, after setting up the "self-serve" locations, Great Grandpa Bob went around handing out "W-2, 1099 or K-1 Rider Reporting Forms" to every other business in town. The forms-- accompanied by notices that if Bob didn't get his rent from someone riding a bicycle in connection with any business, he would sue the company involved-- said:


Click here to enjoy the rest of this illuminating little parable

(...and if you want to see a liberating transformation take place THIS YEAR, forward this file to everyone in your address book.)

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You Can’t Fight Well When You Don’t Know What You’re Fighting About

If you are having an argument with the IRS or any other tax agency,

  • You are NOT being presumed to have made “corporate profit”.

  • You are NOT being alleged to have received “foreign income”.

  • You are NOT entangled in an invisible “adhesion contract”.

  • You are NOT being obligated by a law whose subject is never identified.

You are being targeted because REAL EVIDENCE exists that YOU PERSONALLY HAD “INCOME” to which the revenue laws apply-- even though that evidence is almost certainly incorrect, and CAN be corrected.

There IS "A Law" By Which You Can Be Made Liable, And This Is How It Works

Now Learn How To Be Master Of The Situation

See the Proof

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Photographed on 1-70 in Missouri. America is waking up.


Do You Know What Happens When YOU Decide To "Let Someone Else Do It"?



"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do."

-Everett Hale

(...and every other person who ever really deserved liberty)


"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."

-Daniel Webster


"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow





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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

CtC WARRIOR SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States "income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family! Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the liberating truth!!

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CtC Videos And Audio Resources


"Never must thou take up a false cry, or join hands with the guilty by giving false witness in their favor. Never must thou follow with the crowd in doing wrong, or be swayed by many voices so as to give false judgment; even pity for the poor must not sway thee when judgment is to be given."

-Exodus 23:1-3


Doing A Little High-Payoff Math

IF EACH PERSON receiving this newsletter each week distributed as few as 100 of any of the great outreach tools featured here to co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members (or just strangers on the street, in the mall, etc...), we could have SEVERAL MILLION new Americans suddenly introduced to the liberating truth about the tax!

Just like that! In one week!

C'mon, people, let's roll on this!

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

‑Dale Carnegie

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Spread The Truth


A Few Tips For Making Best Use Of This WebSite



When directed to a page by topic or link, read everything.

I know that this can mean the investment of a lot of time, attention and effort, but although some may imagine otherwise, I don't write as much as I do because I can't think of any other way to spend my time...

Furthermore, when you encounter a hyperlink within, or associated with, the text you are reading, follow it!

It is pretty common these days for web-based material to be littered with hyperlinks. Sometimes the purpose is to provide definitions or examples, in order to ensure that folks reading the original material aren't presented with a word or reference which they don't understand. Sometimes the links lead to illustrations pertinent to the original text.

It is common-- and perfectly understandable-- for folks who are confident that they are familiar with language or references within the main text they are reading to get in the habit of skipping over included links. I do it all the time, myself!

However, I very rarely include links for definitional or explanatory purposes; and when I DO make a link out of text in one page it is generally to another self-contained page, rather than merely illustrative material. These other pages contain material the clear understanding of which I deem highly important for the proper and complete understanding of the original page. (Links to CtC, the Victories pages, CtC Warriors and so on are obvious exceptions to this general rule. On the other hand, a link to the victory Highlights or 'Every Which Way But Loose' pages, which might seem like such exceptions, are not. The special selection of victories on those pages, and the filed docs and tax-agency correspondences included therewith, themselves constitute highly instructive material which merits careful attention. Thus care needs to be taken in all cases.)

Please make a habit of clicking on all provided links and at least looking briefly to ensure that the linked page is one with which you are completely familiar from another study session.

Finally, please keep in mind that, annoying though it may seem at first blush (but not, I trust, upon reflection), I constantly tweak material already posted. Obviously this doesn't mean that every page is in flux at all times, but it does mean that if you are directed to a page that IS familiar, it's worthwhile to read it through again if it's been a while since your last having done so.


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"Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves."

-George Gordon (Lord) Byron