"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….."
BTW, a word of caution to everyone--
copies of CtC sold anywhere except from the link above may not
be current editions (which is now the fifteenth). CHECK, and if
you can't get that assurance from the seller, don't buy. I do
upgrades in EVERY edition. As many printings as a copy is below
the fifteenth is as many upgrades behind it is.
As long as the "tax honesty" community continues to
embrace, or even just tolerate, a cacophony of unharmonious
notions, the path to victory will continue to elude far too many
SO, THE STORY GOES LIKE THIS: Back in the day, humans
were getting confident in themselves. They decided to build a tower to the
heavens in a city called Babel.
But Yaweh didn't like the idea, so He
cursed the builders with an
affliction of a multiplicity of languages. Each began speaking a different
tongue from the others. Unable to
work as one coordinated host, the would-be tower-builders saw
their ambitious project fail.
NOW, THE STATE state ain't no god. But those who
run it want it to be treated as God, with all within its reach
made subject, if only by hook or by crook, to its every demand.
The key to that kind of power is control over the
wealth of every man (either directly or through credible,
behavior-influencing threat). To the degree that you control a
man's sustenance, or the choices he must make in order to
maximize and secure that sustenance, you control his will.
Knowing this path to power, the progressives who have had
control of the State during its supernatural ascendancy since
the the early 1940s concocted the "ignorance tax" scheme. This
is a scheme under which the actually benign and highly-desirable
income tax is subverted to an evil purpose.
So, the "ignorance tax" is the dream-scheme of the
progressives who control the State. It delivers to them control
over Americans' choices and behaviors in ways both gross and
perniciously subtle, and at the same time causes a vast river of
snaffled wealth to flow into their hands for the financing of
their every pet project and for taking good care of themselves
and their friends.
Unfortunately for the rest of us, there's bad news,
too. The operators of the State are crafty enough to learn from the best
(even if they are very selective about what lessons they take in...).
Upon becoming aware of
CtC, and even while beginning a so-far 14 years of
steadily acknowledging its accuracy in the most practical and
concrete terms possible, the State's operators quickly did
all that they could to conceal
from the eyes of the very large "tax honesty" community. The
last thing they wanted was that very large community coalescing
around the real truth about the tax and beginning to act both
knowledgeably and monolithically. This would be the end of the
"ignorance tax" scheme and the restoration of the republic which
they hate and have been doing all they could to destroy for the
last 75 years.
The concealment effort consisted of a series of
deliberate misrepresentations of
CtC's unique and accurate revelations. Those
revelations were made to seem just re-lipsticked versions of
various old and errant notions long cluttering the landscape to
those who never carefully studied the book for themselves.
was variously misrepresented by trolls and more importantly by
government officials as just making hoary
mistaken "tax honesty" arguments such as that "wages are not
"only government workers are subject to the tax" (as shown
example). Or as saying that "the tax only applies in "federal
areas"", or as promoting the filing of re-labeled Irwin Schiff
Some of these misrepresentations were made at a very high level
this example). They
allowed both the trolls and the handful of corrupt government
officials willing to participate in the
scam to pretend to disparage or dispute the book for the
misinformation of the larger public.
At the same time, and more the focus of the effort,
this misrepresentation campaign kept the 30-60 million-strong
"tax honesty" community from studying what
actually says, due to
imagining it to say only something they've
all seen before (and to no benefit). This effect was exacerbated
by "gurus" trying to make money or cred peddling their pet
theories about the tax, and therefore necessarily steering their
marks away from
Initially, these misrepresentation efforts were
collapsed of their own heavy-handed weight. As time went on
they became more sophisticated and much darker, as well. (The
history of the campaign as a whole can be seen
here, for those who are interested.)
ALL IN ALL, THE "IGNORANCE TAX" SCHEMER'S
disinformation campaign successfully invoked the Babel Curse
upon the "tax honesty" community.
CtC's accurate and endlessly-proven revelations are,
for many in that community, just another unintelligible voice.
We could be an army building not a tower, but a
bridge back to our Constitutionally-limited republic by
shrinking the State down to its intended and original
efficient and humble-servant status.. Instead, those in the
"tax honesty" community are still scattered and hieing-off down
forty-seven different paths--
forty-six of which lead nowhere
except off the real field of battle and into the discouraging
IIt's such a shame. I hope I last long enough to see
the people shrug-off this State-laid curse and begin marching as
one, to the benefit of all.
“Although all men are born free, slavery has been
the general lot of the human race. Ignorant--they have been
cheated; asleep--they have been surprised; divided--the yoke has
been forced upon them. But what is the lesson?…the people ought
to be enlightened, to be awakened, to be united, that after
establishing a government they should watch over it....It is
universally admitted that a well-instructed people alone can be
“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.”
Last week's "Obamacare-Lite" reform debacle is a great
case-in-point on behalf of this commentary. Please re-read with that
example in mind.
A LOT OF INTERESTING QUIRKS in the American political
psyche were highlighted during the
last year and a half of presidential campaigning. The one most
interesting to me is the widely-held notion that it's possible to
have a big, rich and activist state which, despite these attributes,
nonetheless humbly respects and protects individual rights and subordinates
itself to the rule of law.
Accompanying this peculiar notion
of a humble and respectful superstate is another silly idea-- that Americans can
persistently send large amounts of money to Washington and their
local statehouse and yet simultaneously be rescued from having to do
so by people from Washington and their local statehouses. Both of
these crazy ideas are expressions of the Delusional Style of
Last week's "repeal Obamacare" debacle should prove
to all that no remedy for Leviathan will be found in the
political process. Even just this one recent statist offense-- a
takeover of the healthcare market not fully in place until only
two years ago and which is
widely despised and considered a
harmful wreck by Democrat and Republican voters alike-- is so
invulnerable to a political remedy that a "reform" was the best
the political process could muster, and even that half-assed
I BELIEVE DELUSIONAL EXPECTATIONS of a humble
Leviathan and saintly office-holders are the result of a
relentless campaign by every political hack of the last 119 years to misconstrue the concept of "American
Exceptionalism". Under the misconstruction, America-- or the
American structure of government-- is imagined to be inherently
incapable of elevating scoundrels, incompetents and outright
criminals to office, or, at a minimum, is imagined to be self-correcting
should this have happened by means of the same mechanisms that
allowed the problem to arise in the first place.
But this is crazy-talk. Incumbents in high office
have enjoyed re-election odds of over 90% for decades, with only
few and slight occasional dips down to the upper 80s for the
House and little more volatility for the Senate. The bureaucrats
that actually interpret and administer policy are in office for
life, as are the judges and justices that write and re-write and
interpret and enforce whatever they fancy as the law./p>
Under no circumstances does the American structure
contain meaningful self-correcting mechanisms by way of the
political process. Quite the contrary, in fact.
Like any other, the American political process
tends to cement into place the status quo generally. Also like
most any other, the American political process tends to steadily
raise the bar of political-class bad behavior which will be
punished-- or even remarked at all-- by their fellows, who
conveniently reserve unto themselves the power of punishment.
AGAIN, THE VIEW THAT AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM LIES
in our political structure, which somehow can be counted on to
produce good rulers or at least discipline the bad ones, is the
source of delusion. In fact, that delusional notion is nearly
the precise opposite of the truth.
American exceptionalism actually lies in the fact
that key areas of power and decision-making are
Constitutionally-withheld from our governmental organs and those
who find their way into office, no matter how good
or bad they may be. As Jefferson said, explaining this point,
"Let no more be heard of confidence in [any officeholder], but
bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."
Areas from which politicians and their cronies and
appointees are kept by the chains of the Constitution are left
to states (themselves bound down by their own Constitutions),
and, more broadly and more importantly, to the rule of
individual Americans. The Founders understood that individual
Americans, and ONLY individual Americans, would, in exercising
their power on behalf of their own self-interest in each such
area, further the well-being of all in a natural "invisible
hand" ripple-effect dynamic of sobriety and prosperity as first
(or at least, most famously) spelled out by Adam Smith in his
1776 masterwork, 'The Wealth of Nations'.
Chief among the areas of power withheld from
unreliable office-holders is the disposal of the wealth of
individual citizens. The Constitution is carefully designed to
prevent the state-- that is, the organ embodying the aggregate
will of the majority-- from exercising control over any
individual's wealth or means of acquiring wealth.
The Founders well understood that control over the
means by which a man satisfies his wants is control over his
will-- which is to say, despotism. Our federal and state
Constitutions proscribe all means by which governments and those
who run them can exercise despotism.
Thus we have the great rules of federal taxation by
which any and all capitations and other direct taxes (click
here to see what this means-- it's not what you think) are
confined to application by the mechanism of
apportionment. Only indirect taxes (click
here to see what this means-- it's not what you think),
which by their nature leave regulation of their burden in the
hands of the individual (click
here to see what this means-- it's not what you think), can be applied without this insulating
IT IS THESE CONTROLLING PROVISIONS RELATED TO
TAXATION, along with other strict limits on government power and
authority, that make America exceptional. It is not our
political structure; rather, it is what we keep from being
vulnerable to the products of our political structure.
RReliance on the political process, and hoping that
White Knights will be produced thereby who will save us from the
corruption and criminality of the last products of the political
process, is just the usual delusional stupidity that has plagued
and paralyzed mankind since the first naif hoped the new king
would have lesser appetites than the one just departed. Only the
exceptional withholding of power from any and all office-holders
will do the trick.
"A slave is one who waits for someone to come and
Thinking Outside The Box About Those
I WANT TO PROPOSE A NOTION that will sound weird,
and even heretical, at first. But please, walk with me for a little while,
and let's see where we end up.
Here's the notion: Americans need a
strong, independent Russia.
I know, shock! We can see how
a strong, independent Russia might not be automatically bad for us, but good for us?
Well, give me a chance here and I'll
do my best to lay this out.
THERE ARE TWO FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES I'm going to
invoke as guidance down this path. First, there's the one
well-stated in Acton's famous
maxim that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts
absolutely. The second ground on which my notion rests is a
little less lofty of expression but just as valid-- a fish rots
from the head down.
SSo, Power. Corruption. Here?! 'Fraid so, Snow
And the equally unfortunate reality is that when
the Washington DC-based organization we call the United States
is unchecked by any meaningful countervailing power in its
exercise of influence and coercion, it is very powerful, and
therefore very corrupt-- even approaching a state of absolute
NOW, THE CORRUPTION TAKES HOLD FIRST in the executive
branch. That's where foreign policy authority is concentrated
and where the corrupting power is therefore wielded.
But the executive branch is naturally very
influential on the rest of the governmental structure. And as in
our number two principle, the fish rots from the head down, with
the corruption eventually infecting all of government.
Worse, the executive branch is also the part of the state
which interacts most with the American people
((through, for instance, the DoJ, HHS, DoE, EPA, IRS, and all the
rest of the "alphabet agencies). It
thus has a huge influence on society as a whole, making America
in general at risk of infection with the corruption to a greater
or lesser degree.
A LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE OF RECENT AMERICAN HISTORY
bears out my premise. Today's very high but previously
unknown degree of interaction between the federal executive
branch and the people
took hold only during the last 75 years. Over most of the preceding 140
years or so of our history most Americans had no contact of
any kind with any federal official except the mailman.
That high degree of obnoxious and imposed executive interaction
with the American citizenry resulted from the corrupt abrogation by Congress of its Constitutionally-intended and naturally-restraining primacy
in the government structure over
that seven-and-a-half decades. This abrogation by Congress and
accretion of power in the executive coincides with the United
States growing into an 800-lb sole
superpower beginning at the end of World War II.
Let's parse this out for clarity. We see the
executive branch grow in power in foreign affairs over the last
75 years (and thus increasingly corrupt, per Acton's maxim) as
countervailing powers-- of which Russia had been the most
During that same period Congress becomes
increasingly corrupt, abrogating its Constitutional
responsibilities about as fast as it receives the corrupt
executive demands that they be surrendered. Simultaneously,
American society grows increasingly corrupt, as evidenced by the
tolerance with which this progressive Congressional corruption
(The "Cold War" is not the cause of the growth of
the state during this period-- it was simply a pretext for the
increasing exercise of executive foreign-policy authority during
42 of these years. The state grew in order to fuel that
The proof of this point is simple and decisive. The
Soviet Union collapsed into dust in 1989 and yet the growth of
the United States (the federal apparatus) continued without
pause, justified by new and ever-more inventive foreign-policy
Projecting forward, assuming everything goes on as
it has gone, and the United States executive branch becomes
ruler of the world. Enormous power-- nominally only in the
sphere of external affairs, as now, but leading to equally
enormous corruption and aggrandizement and militarism, along
with all the attendant evils that these impose domestically.
Is it not clear that this is a bad thing? The ruler
of the world does what it wishes, and laws don't stop it. Its
power and influence erodes courage and honor in all others,
including the Congress and courts which are meant to keep it in
check and bound down to the Constitution. All others in various
positions of authority become its sycophants. Individual liberty
is soon a fading memory, as is the protection of the law.
Not a pretty picture. Also, not a picture too far
out of focus to today's discerning eye.
But at the same time (or in the meantime) the
presence of a countervailing foreign power on the world stage--
not a superior one, mind you, but just one strong enough to
prompt an overall civility of character rather than arrogance--
might not be amiss. Russia is not only the sole candidate that
could fit this bill, but it is a good candidate overall.
Notwithstanding state propaganda to the contrary
intended to justify the accretion of ever-more power to the
executive, Russia is not at all aggressive. It hasn't been for
nearly thirty years.
Further, whether we deliberately show it the
respect this proposal would require or not, Russia is, in fact,
armed with more than 7,000 nuclear weapons, along with a big
supply of biological weapons, chemical weapons and a big
military apparatus. We have no choice but to either respect it
out of prudence or do so out of necessity, and might as well
make the good-neighbor choice rather than the crabbed one of
At the same time, America is similarly armed for
bear (no pun intended). We do not need to suppress or oppress
our neighbors (so to speak) in order to be secure from the only
kind of threats at which such suppression or oppression are
aimed. We don't need to encircle Russia with bases or alliances,
or bump it aggressively every time we pass in the hallways, in
order to be very sure it will not attack us.
In short, we have nothing to lose by a
good-neighbor policy toward Russia. And as Americans who will
otherwise find ourselves the ever-more enserfed subjects of a a
lumbering behemoth of a government whose girth spills over from
its center of growth in foreign lands onto these fruited plains,
we instead have a great deal to lose by a "bad-neighbor" policy
of eroding Russia's utility as a counterweight to that behemoth.
NOW, OF COURSE I'M JUST SPITBALLIN' here. And I'm
sure that some will be unable to accommodate any world-view in
which the dominance of Washington, DC's denizens over all else
is not seen as the naturally most desirable state of affairs.
But let me remind those folks that what I'm
proposing here is nothing more than what George Washington
advised America in his farewell address:
"...nothing is more essential, than that
permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular Nations,
and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and
that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all
should be cultivated. The Nation, which indulges towards another
an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a
slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection,
either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty
and its interest. Antipathy in one nation against another
disposes each more readily to offer insult and injury, to lay
hold of slight causes of umbrage, and to be haughty and
intractable, when accidental or trifling occasions of dispute
occur. Hence frequent collisions, obstinate, envenomed, and
bloody contests. The Nation, prompted by ill-will and
resentment, sometimes impels to war the Government, contrary to
the best calculations of policy. The Government sometimes
participates in the national propensity, and adopts through
passion what reason would reject; at other times, it makes the
animosity of the nation subservient to projects of hostility
instigated by pride, ambition, and other sinister and pernicious
motives. The peace often, sometimes perhaps the liberty, of
Nations has been the victim."
Thomas Jefferson advised us to the same effect in
his first inaugural address, counseling honest friendship with
all nations, entangling alliances with none.
John Quincy Adams, in his July 4, 1821 address on
foreign policy, put it most plainly (and poetically):
"America, with the same voice which spoke herself
into existence as a nation, proclaimed to mankind the
inextinguishable rights of human nature, and the only lawful
foundations of government. America, in the assembly of nations,
since her admission among them, has invariably, though often
fruitlessly, held forth to them the hand of honest friendship,
of equal freedom, of generous reciprocity. She has uniformly
spoken among them, though often to heedless and often to
disdainful ears, the language of equal liberty, equal justice,
and equal rights. She has, in the lapse of nearly half a
century, without a single exception, respected the independence
of other nations, while asserting and maintaining her own. She
has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even
when the conflict has been for principles to which she clings,
as to the last vital drop that visits the heart. She has seen
that probably for centuries to come, all the contests of that
Aceldama, the European World, will be contests between
inveterate power, and emerging right.
"Wherever the standard of freedom and
independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her
heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not
abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher
to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and
vindicator only of her own. She will recommend the general
cause, by the countenance of her voice, and the benignant
sympathy of her example.
"She well knows that by once enlisting under
other banners than her own, were they even the banners of
foreign independence, she would involve herself, beyond the
power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue,
of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the
colors and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims
of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force. The
frontlet upon her brows would no longer beam with the ineffable
splendor of freedom and independence; but in its stead would
soon be substituted an imperial diadem, flashing in false and
tarnished lustre the murky radiance of dominion and power. She
might become the dictatress of the world: she would be no longer
the ruler of her own spirit."
And in his 1960 farewell address, Dwight D.
Eisenhower, a president who knew just what was going on in
exactly the particular policy question of which I speak today,
"Th[e] conjunction of an immense military
establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American
experience. The total influence – economic, political, even
spiritual – is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every
office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative
need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend
its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are
all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
"In the councils of government, we must guard
against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought
or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential
for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will
We'd be in pretty good company adopting a policy of
simple, honest friendship with Russia, and the less arrogant
demeanor that such a policy would impose on the United States.
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they are ordered to make in a legal contest with the
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
"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
"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an
irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds
…The US may be the only
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Trolls Against The Truth: A
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
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
While the majority of Americans do not yet know how
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
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 victories; help silence the
agents-provocateur and distraction-injectors whose nonsense
is discussed and debunked
here; and widely (and frankly, impatiently) share
this page and
this page, challenging everyone in your address book to
disconnect the phone and the TV for an afternoon and get
Doing these things will be what makes it
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
designed to discourage more Americans from reading the book and
getting free of the misadministration of the tax:
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?
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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
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.
CtC Warrior Greg Sutton has just had a good
educational/inspirational article published
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
-Reported remark by an internal revenue
service officer to Sen. Henry E. Bellmon (R. Okla.) on April
"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,
-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
Joe Black shares his testimony here. Tom Romin shares his testimony
Greg Sutton shares his here.
Enjoy Robert Harvey's testimony
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
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.
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
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
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
FURTHER, ACTING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THAT
deeply-known truth can NEVER legitimately qualify as any
kind of a "tax crime", or for any penalties or fines. This
is not only because what
CtC teaches about the law and the tax is technically and
legally correct, but also because all tax crimes are crimes
of "intent" and all penalties rest for their legitimacy on
An educated filing in sincere accordance with
what is known and believed to be true and correct cannot be
lawfully treated as invalid, criminal or subject to penalty.
Any effort by the state to claim otherwise is inherently
Nor can any accurate and truthful filing be
overcome by any lawful means, which is why the state is so
focused on forcing Doreen to declare that she doesn't
CtC teaches, with the openly-declared hope that her
doing so would discourage other Americans from acting on
what they also believe.
II 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, because...
Right now, having just been forced to
deliver my beloved bride to a prison camp, I'm bleeding
pretty heavily. And yet, when I have asked all of you for
what I firmly believe is a necessary resource to
move the ball downfield and give my darling wife (and all
the rest 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
And yet, you are not providing them, even
despite my having been asking you for them for many years
now (I renewed my entreaties as a front-page item just
lately, in response to the media skepticism over what has
been done to Doreen, but I first posted my request for these
something along the lines of eight years ago...).
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
do so. 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
STARTING TODAY, SELECTED PAGES CONSTITUTING
primarily "legal resources" pages will 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
I hate to play it this way, but I want to
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 spreading the
word, and your beautiful faces and inspiring words, too. It
IS a lot.
But I'll let Frederick Douglas explain:
"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet
depreciate agitation…want crops without plowing up the
ground, they want rain without thunder and lightening. They
want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters….
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Remember: INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE, ENERGIZE.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing
that ever has."
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:
rode a Bob's Bicycle a total of _____ miles this
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:
CtC WarriorSanDiegoScott 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!!
"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
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.”
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
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 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.