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-James Madison

 

 

The Lost Horizons News

Mid-Edition Update for September 9, 2019

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Featured In This Update:

Steve Stackelhouse On Learning And Using The Liberating Truth

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More Victories To Celebrate

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Other Voices: 'Will Israel's War Become America's War?'

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Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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Selected Features From Recent Editions:

Dealing With "Frivolous" Threats

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Two Cognitive Tips

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Other Voices: 'Here Are Five Lies About Iran...'

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Bringing The Cleansing Storm

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Other Voices: 'Israel Has "The Most Moral Army in the World"?'

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Two Great New Testimonials (And A Very Important Afterword)

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A Great Set Of Victories-- With A Message

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Fake "Fake List" FRP Hoax Assaults

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Another Criminal Practice By The IRS

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Three Cognitive Touchstones

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A Very Serious Question For Everyone

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The Country Is "America"; "The United States" Is Just A Tool

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A 3 AM Thought

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Why CtC Is The Only Remedy To Leviathan

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I Love Stumbling Across A Good "Tell"!

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Thwarting Judicial Corruption With 'Constitutional Avoidance' Doctrine

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On "Cherry-Picking"

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Why Congress Will Never "Just Pass A Law" Enacting The "Ignorance Tax"

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See Prior Editions In Their Entirety:

Newsletter Archives

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Get All Newsletters As They Are Published:

Newsletter Delivery Options

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BTW, Don't Miss These Items Of Interest:

Regarding State Group Membership

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The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart

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Why Are You Not Doing This?

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Project Paradigm-Shift

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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

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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.

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You can't understand the present if you don't understand the past...

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 9- In 1543, Mary Stuart is crowned Queen of Scotland at the seasoned age of nine months.  In 1776, the Continental Congress names the new union of sovereign states the "United States".  In 1850, California is admitted to the union as the 31st of the several states.  In 1926, NBC (the National Broadcasting Company) is founded.  In 1956, Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.  In 1993, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) formally recognizes Israel as a legitimate state.  In 2016, North Korea conducts its 5th nuclear weapons test.

 

Anniversaries of interest for each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter mid-edition update below.

 

"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

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Steve Stackelhouse On Learning And Using The Liberating Truth

A Patriot's Progress.

HERE IS THE VICTORY CHECK displayed in Steve's video:

...and here is the filing that produced it, after a little back and forth over an IRS request for clarification of Steve and Kristin's report of amounts withheld, which can be seen here and here.

You'll have noticed that there's a difference between the total amount claimed and the amount Steve and Kristin have gotten so far. This is because the IRS is attempting to run a little scam on the couple.

Steve and Kristin are being subjected to an increasingly common, very lame IRS effort to admit the truth about the tax while still hoping to hang onto some of Steve and Kristin's property. The scam involves an agency pretense that Steve and Kristin's 1040 claimed a smaller amount than it really did and waiting to see if they will demand the rest or just play along with the falsehood and let sleeping dogs lie, so to speak.

As seen here on this excerpt from the CP12 Steve and Kristin received, the agency has admitted that the couple did nothing taxable, received no "income", and owe no tax for 2018:

The agency simply misrepresents the amount withheld from Steve and Kristin, and which was duly reported on both their accompaniments to their 1040 and the 1040 itself. The agency has excluded the amounts withheld as FICA taxes (Social security and Medicare taxes), and proposes to keep them for no reason.

The IRS appears to be hoping that Steve and Kristin are unaware that it is required by law to return those amounts, at 26 U.S.C. § 3503:

Any tax paid under chapter 21 or 22 by a taxpayer with respect to any period with respect to which he is not liable to tax under such chapter shall be credited against the tax, if any, imposed by such other chapter upon the taxpayer, and the balance, if any, shall be refunded.

...and that its admission that Steve and Kristin had no "wages" under Chapter 24 of the IRC (expressed not only in the black-and-white statement above, but by returning everything withheld from them pursuant to that chapter) is also an admission that they did nothing by which any FICA tax liability can be measured and established, per Rowan Cos. v. United States, 452 US 247 (1981).

SO, ANNOYINGLY, Steve and Kristin will have to go to a little more trouble to be properly made whole, and the already over-worked federal courts will end up a bit more clogged at everyone else's expense because some bad apple at the IRS wants to play games and try to evade the law. How scandalous.

I wonder if any of the journalists who focus on tax subjects will raise a little noise over this outrageous agency behavior, and if the responsible party will get sanctioned? Both certainly ought to happen.

But hats off to Steve and Kristin!

“Persons dealing with the government are charged with knowing government statutes and regulations, and they assume the risk that government agents may exceed their authority and provide misinformation.”

-Lavin v. Marsh, 644 f.2d 1378 (9th CA 1981)

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More Uplifting Victories

A LOT of folks meriting recognition are in the queue-- let's meet a few more of them!

Jacob from South Carolina

JACOB IS A YOUNG MAN with the happy circumstance of having learned the liberating truth early enough to get things right on the tax front straight out of the gate. Here is his first CtC-educated victory in upholding the law:

Here is the filing by which this victory was secured.

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Dale Hibshman

DALE HAS ALSO SECURED his first victory on behalf of the rule of law-- this one a complete refund from Pennsylvania of everything withheld from his earnings and given to the state during 2018 against the possibility of a tax that he never ended up owing:

Dale is still preparing his submission of the filing that produced this refund...

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Ian Conners

IAN'S IS A BIG STORY... This business owner learned the truth about the tax early this year and realized that he had much to do to bring himself into conformity with the law. Ian wasted no time.

Among other things, Ian was obliged to correct years-worth of declarations made in earlier ignorance about the legal character of payments made by his business. Some of these corrections can be seen here, here, here and here. Ian also was compelled to amend past business returns (see here, here and here)..

The response by the United States to Ian's newly-knowledgeable rectifications was quick and comprehensive (and interest-bearing where appropriate):

IAN ALSO AMENDED past personal filings (see, for instance, here and here), resulting in two acknowledgements so far (see here and here) and this refund:

BOOM!

GOTTA LOVE ALL THESE HEROES!! Jacob and Dale and Ian join Steve and Kristin Stackelhouse in the ranks of good American men and women who are doing the Founders' work by binding down an out-of-control state with the chains of the Constitution.

The victories of all these fine folks 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!

AND, HEY! DON'T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted, like Steve's? This is easy to do, and very important (plus it can get you some great losthorizons swag!). See (and carefully read in their entirety) these guidelines and encouragements.

"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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A Very Serious Question For Everyone

One that is very hazardously going unanswered...

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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".

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 10- In 1823, Simón Bolivar is named President of Peru.  In 1951, the United Kingdom begins an economic boycott of Iran.  In 1977, Hamida Djandoubi becomes the last person executed by guillotine in France after being convicted of torture and murder.  In 1988, historians take note that it was the 149th 10th of September since Iran last initiated military aggression against anyone.

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Other Voices:

 

Will Israel's War Become America's War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan

President Donald Trump, who canceled a missile strike on Iran after the shoot-down of a U.S. Predator drone to avoid killing Iranians, may not want a war. But the same cannot be said of Bibi Netanyahu.

Saturday, Israel launched a night attack on a village south of Damascus to abort what Israel claims was a plot by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force to fly “killer drones” into Israel, an act of war.

Sunday, two Israeli drones crashed outside the media offices of Hezbollah in Beirut. Israel then attacked a base camp of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command in north Lebanon.

Monday, Israel admitted to a strike on Iranian-backed militias of the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq. And Israel does not deny responsibility for last month’s attacks on munitions dumps and bases of pro-Iran militias in Iraq.

Israel has also confirmed that, during Syria’s civil war, it conducted hundreds of strikes against pro-Iranian militias and ammunition depots to prevent the transfer of missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Understandably, Israel’s weekend actions have brought threats of retaliation. Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah has warned of vengeance over the deaths of his people in the Syria strike.

Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani reportedly tweeted from Tehran, “These insane operations will be the last struggles of the Zionist regime.” Lebanese President Michel Aoun called the alleged Israeli drone attack on Beirut a “declaration of war.”

Last Friday, in the 71st week of the “Great March of Return” protests on Gaza’s border, 50 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli live fire. In 16 months, 200 have died from gunshots, with thousands wounded.

America’s reaction to Israel’s weekend attacks? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Netanyahu to assure him of U.S. support. Some Iraqi leaders are now calling for the expulsion of Americans.

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Click here to read the rest of this article

...and then proceed to the afterword below...

 

Afterword

I HOPE YOU READ ALL of Buchanan's article. Though characteristically equivocal in his presentation, Buchanan gets to the central point: It would be wrong, counter-productive and foolish to allow Bibi Netanyahu's interests to be made our own, whether by operation of mob dynamics, or by simple political craft on behalf of the personal agendas of death-cultists like Mike Pompeo.

But, you know, "wrong, counter-productive and foolish" aren't considerations taken by those with personal agendas which can be satisfied by state action, and who have control of the state's power. Every American outside whatever has been Washington's cabal de jour at any given time over the last 30 years could oppose a decision over which the cabal was enthused and would be ignored completely. The cabal always gets its way.

THINK "BANK BAILOUT", for example. EVERYBODY opposed that in 2008, when it was proposed, in numbers that even rocked the cabal back on its heels for a week. But the bailouts happened anyway.

Think "REAL ID". Opposition was so strong that the initial roll-out of this pernicious program was abandoned back in 2005, with some noise and breast-beating. But guess what? It's baaaack... Next year you will have to have a REAL ID in order to enter a federal building or fly on a commercial airplane, just to start with.

Opposition to any or all of the insane, morally-depraved wars the United States has launched over the last 30 years has been considerable. But the warring continues.

Here's the bottom line: Your mere opinion means little or nothing to those in power. Even your voting practices mean little or nothing-- your meaningful choices in the ballot box are largely controlled by the beneficiaries of the status quo. Think about the manipulations by which Ron Paul's 2008 and 2012 candidacies were hobbled, for instance.

THE FACT IS, you only have one way to take control of the state, which otherwise will grind up you and your kids in service to the agendas of a handful of top-tier sociopaths. That way is through your exercise of your rights to control the disposition of your property secured by the U.S. Constitution, as carefully provided-for by the Founders against just this sort of need.

Uphold the law. Teach it to everyone else you can reach.

The current path down which America slides is not irreversible-- but we all need to act. The consequence of that righteous action will be amazing, in the end.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 11- In 1789, Alexander Hamilton is made the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.  In 1922, the British Mandate of Palestine begins.  In 1941, ground is broken for the construction of The Pentagon.  In 1973, a CIA-backed coup deposes the elected Allende administration and place Augusto Pinochet in power.  In 2001, three skyscrapers inexplicably collapse, the U.S. air defense system inexplicably fails to launch a single plane, the Pentagon's surface to air defense system and surveillance systems inexplicably fail, etc., etc., etc..  Learn all about this monumental-- and monumentally-important-- charade here.

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A Wise Warrior With An Uplifting Message

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:

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"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

 

See Who's Been Lying About The Tax

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Daft And Despicable Deniers

What the hell is wrong with these people?!

 

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?

Continued...

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

Find this film on YouTube at youtu.be/K0CYo57I3ks

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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

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Assessing The Damage From The Misapplication Of The Income Tax

Man, are young Americans getting ripped off...!

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 12- In 1848, Switzerland adopts federalism- a weak, highly limited-authority national governing entity serving the aggregate interests of a coalition of sovereign states (Cantons).  In 1990, plans for the reunification of Germany after 45 years of division are formalized by the signing of the 'Treaty on the Final Settlement With Respect to Germany'.

 

"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

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

-Ezra Pound

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

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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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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 13- In 1788, New York City is designated as the temporary capital of the United States by the Constitutional Convention.  In 1899, the first American automobile-accident fatality occurs.  In 1923, Miguel Primo de Rivera seizes control of Spain in a military coup.  In 2001, civilian air traffic resumes in the USA after a brief hiatus due to the events of September 11.

Poisonous Pieties

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

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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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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!

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Why Aren't People Suing?

 

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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.

Opening selected pages on losthorizons.com comprising higher level legal resources now requires the submission of testimonial videos, as discussed, described and demonstrated here. The videos must be accompanied by scans of a recent educated filing along with responsive documents from the IRS, whether in the form of a check, a notice identifying and reflecting the filed return, or "return" and "account" transcripts for the year for which the return was filed. Names must be shown in full.

Similarly, if an email comes my way asking for guidance or assistance, I had better already have your video 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 it's not too much. 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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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 14- In 1814, Francis Scott Key composes 'The Star Spangled Banner' after watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore by British warships during the War of 1812.  In 1847, American forces led by Winfield Scott capture Mexico City during the Mexican-American War.  In 1901, President William McKinley dies and is succeeded in office by Theodore Roosevelt.  In 1948, ground is broken in New York City for the headquarters of the United Nations.  In 1959, the Soviet 'Luna 2' becomes the first man-made object to reach the Moon.  In 2003, Sweden, by national referendum, rejects adoption of the 'Euro'.

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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. (And if you use a cell-phone, please have the orientation horizontal, not vertical-- that is, so that the screen of the phone on which you are watching yourself while taping looks like a TV or movie screen.)

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. If you need to go longer to really say your piece, go for it (but long or short I may edit if something strikes me as wandering or off-key).

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.

Don't talk to ME, or to others in the CtC-educated community. Make remarks that are suited to the NON-CtC-educated community, and at the same time, be mindful 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.

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 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.

Identify yourself. Anonymity is for criminals and self-doubters, not CtC warriors. Naming yourself is a requirement, and your name will appear as a subtitle on the video when I prepare it for posting, in any event.

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 (give access permission to stategroups@losthorizons.com), 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.

BTW: An encouraging and inspiring video will earn you access to the restricted pages on losthorizons.com and membership in the National Forum if you have also sent me a recent educated federal filing and IRS response (or relevant "return" or "account" transcript).

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

from

Was Grandpa Really A Moron?

Critical Inquiries for a New American Century

Bob’s Bicycles

or

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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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 15- In 1789, the United States Department of Foreign Affairs (now the Department of State), is commissioned.  In 1916, tanks are used in battle for the first time.  In 1997, historians take note that it was the 158th 15th of September since Iran last initiated military aggression against anyone.  In 2008, Lehman Brothers files the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history (to that date).

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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"?

NOTHING.

 

"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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TOOLS FOR SPREADING THE LIBERATING TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX

 

 

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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!!

Click here to take the test

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CtC Videos And Audio Resources

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"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

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A Few Tips For Making Best Use Of This WebSite

USE THE SITE MAP!!!

USE THE SITE SEARCH!!!

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