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The Lost Horizons News

Mid-Edition Update for March 12, 2018


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Featured In This Update:

The Benign Truth About The Income Tax Is Immutable, And Even Its Enemies Admit This


A Revealing "Argument" From Sheer Desperation


Joseph Donaldson, PhD, Shares Good Words About Knowing The Truth


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


Mike Wells, Lorie Stiles, Jonathan Kral And Emily Marcellus Share Uplift And Encouragement


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


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


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


Regarding Daft And Despicable Deniers


Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign


WANTED! Your Articles!!


BTW, Don't Miss These Items Of Interest:

Regarding State Group Membership


The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart


Why Are You Not Doing This?


Project Paradigm-Shift


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!


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


Illuminating Anniversaries For This Week


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


"The 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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The People-Friendly Truth About The Income Tax Is Beyond Congressional, Executive Or Judicial Tinkering Or Evasion

The bad guys themselves telegraph this as plainly as they can.

HERE'S SOMETHING IMPOSSIBLE to misunderstand (and for those have seen some of what follows before, I'm making a different point with it than previously, so stick around):

Federal courts at both the district and appellate level have been caught flatly lying about the key Supreme Court ruling in Brushaber v. Union Pacific RR. Co., the unanimous 1916 decision which establishes the official federal position on the meaning and effect of the 16th Amendment. These lies appear in a number of post-1940s rulings.

For instance, in 1980 a federal appellate court says this:

“[T]he income tax is a direct tax,... See Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., 240 U.S. 1, 19, 36 S.Ct. 236, 242, 60 L.Ed. 493 (1916) (the purpose of the Sixteenth Amendment was to take the income tax "out of the class of excises, duties and imposts and place it in the class of direct taxes").”

United States v. Francisco, 614 F.2d 617, 619 (8th Cir. 1980)

In 1984, another federal circuit court says this:

“The Supreme Court promptly determined in Brushaber v. Union Pacific Ry. Co., 240 U.S. 1, 36 S.Ct. 236, 60 L.Ed. 493 (1916), that the sixteenth amendment provided the needed constitutional basis for the imposition of a direct non-apportioned income tax.”

Parker v. Comm'r, 724 F.2d 469 (5th Cir. 1984)

In 1990 the 10th Circuit gets emphatic with the nonsense:

“For seventy-five years, the Supreme Court has recognized that the sixteenth amendment authorizes a direct nonapportioned tax..., see Brushaber v. Union Pac. R.R., , 240 U.S. 1, 12-19, 36 S.Ct. 236, 239-42, 60 L.Ed. 493 (1916).”

United States v. Collins, 920 F.2d 619 (10th Cir. 1990)

The IRS makes use of that one to spread the lie far and wide, as in this example (the last entry on this agency webpage):

Contention: The Sixteenth Amendment does not authorize a direct non-apportioned federal income tax on United States citizens.

Some assert that the Sixteenth Amendment does not authorize a direct non-apportioned income tax and thus, U.S. citizens and residents are not subject to federal income tax laws.

The Law:

The courts have both implicitly and explicitly recognized that the Sixteenth Amendment authorizes a non-apportioned direct income tax on United States citizens and that the federal tax laws as applied are valid. In United States v. Collins, 920 F.2d 619, 629 (10th Cir. 1990), cert. denied, 500 U.S. 920 (1991), the court cited Brushaber v. Union Pac. R.R., 240 U.S. 1, 12-19 (1916), and noted that the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that the "Sixteenth Amendment authorizes a direct nonapportioned tax upon United States citizens throughout the nation."

HOWEVER, THE BRUSHABER COURT said no such thing.

In fact, that unanimous ruling says exactly the opposite of what is said by the IRS and the 10th,, 5th and 8th circuit courts in the rulings above. Contra the Collins, court, for all of the 74 years between Brushaber and that lie by the 10th Circuit (and since), every authority in the land has recognized and unambiguously declared this to be so.

"We are of opinion, however, that the confusion is not inherent, but rather arises from the conclusion that the 16th Amendment provides for a hitherto unknown power of taxation; that is, a power to levy an income tax which, although direct, should not be subject to the regulation of apportionment applicable to all other direct taxes. And the far-reaching effect of this erroneous assumption will be made clear by generalizing the many contentions advanced in argument to support it...”

Brushaber v. Union Pacific R. Co., 240 U.S. 1 (1916) (emphasis added).

The court goes on to point out that the very suggestion of a non-apportioned direct tax is completely incoherent, because that would cause:

“...one provision of the Constitution [to] destroy another; that is, [it] would result in bringing the provisions of the Amendment [supposedly] exempting a direct tax from apportionment into irreconcilable conflict with the general requirement that all direct taxes be apportioned. … This result, instead of simplifying the situation and making clear the limitations on the taxing power, which obviously the Amendment must have been intended to accomplish, would create radical and destructive changes in our constitutional system and multiply confusion."

...and re-iterates its repeated pre-16th Amendment holdings that:

"[T]axation on income [is] in its nature an excise, entitled to be enforced as such..."

Less than one month later, the same court reiterates, with yet greater clarity, what it says in Brushaber:

“[B]y the [Brushaber] ruling, it was settled that the provisions of the Sixteenth Amendment conferred no new power of taxation, but simply prohibited the previous complete and plenary power of income taxation possessed by Congress from the beginning from being taken out of the category of indirect taxation to which it inherently belonged, and being placed in the category of direct taxation subject to apportionment by a consideration of the sources from which the income was derived -- that is, by testing the tax not by what it was, a tax on income, but by a mistaken theory deduced from the origin or source of the income taxed.”

Stanton v. Baltic Mining Co., 240 U.S. 103 (1916) (emphasis added).

Contemporary expert analysis reports the same thing:

"The Sixteenth Amendment does not permit a new class of a direct tax... The Amendment, the [Supreme] court said, judged by the purpose for which it was passed, does not treat income taxes as direct taxes but simply removed the ground which led to their being considered as such in the Pollock case, namely, the source of the income. Therefore, they are again to be classified in the class of indirect taxes to which they by nature belong."

Cornell Law Quarterly, 1 Cornell L. Q. pp. 298, 301 (1915-16) (emphasis added).

"In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., Mr. C. J. White, upholding the income tax imposed by the Tariff Act of 1913, construed the Amendment as a declaration that an income tax is "indirect," rather than ... an exception to the rule that direct taxes must be apportioned."

Harvard Law Review, 29 Harv. L. Rev, p. 536, (1915-1916) (emphasis added).

Subsequent Supreme Court rulings as well as executive and legislative department experts continue to make the same accurate declarations over the ensuing decades:

"If [a] tax is a direct one, it shall be apportioned according to the census or enumeration. If it is a duty, impost, or excise, it shall be uniform throughout the United States. Together, these classes include every form of tax appropriate to sovereignty. Cf. Burnet v. Brooks, 288 U. S. 378, 288 U. S. 403, 288 U. S. 405; Brushaber v. Union Pacific R. Co., 240 U. S. 1, 240 U. S. 12."

Steward Machine Co. v. Collector of Internal Revenue, 301 U.S. 548 (1937) (emphasis added).

"The income tax … is an excise tax with respect to certain activities and privileges which is measured by reference to the income which they produce. The income is not the subject of the tax; it is the basis for determining the amount of tax.” ... "[T]he amendment made it possible to bring investment income within the scope of the general income-tax law, but did not change the character of the tax. It is still fundamentally an excise or duty..."

House Congressional Record, March 27, 1943, p. 2580, testimony of Former Treasury Department legislative draftsman F. Morse Hubbard, (emphasis added).

"The Supreme Court, in a decision written by Chief Justice White, first noted that the Sixteenth Amendment did not authorize any new type of tax, nor did it repeal or revoke the tax clauses of Article I of the Constitution, quoted above. Direct taxes were, notwithstanding the advent of the Sixteenth Amendment, still subject to the rule of apportionment…"

Report No. 80-19A, 'Some Constitutional Questions Regarding the Federal Income Tax Laws' by Howard M. Zaritsky, Legislative Attorney of the American Law Division of the Library of Congress (1979) (emphasis added).

"[T]he sole purpose of the Sixteenth Amendment was to remove the apportionment requirement for whichever incomes were otherwise taxable. 45 Cong. Rec. 2245-2246 (1910); id. at 2539; see also Brushaber v. Union Pacific R. Co., 240 U. S. 1, 240 U. S. 17-18 (1916)"

South Carolina v. Baker, 485 U.S. 505 (1988), fn 13 (emphasis added).

SO, AS WE CAN SEE, when the Francisco court says, “[T]he income tax is a direct tax,... See Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., 240 U.S. 1, 19, 36 S.Ct. 236, 242, 60 L.Ed. 493 (1916) (the purpose of the Sixteenth Amendment was to take the income tax "out of the class of excises, duties and imposts and place it in the class of direct taxes")” it's lying.

When the Parker court says, “The Supreme Court promptly determined in Brushaber v. Union Pacific Ry. Co., 240 U.S. 1, 36 S.Ct. 236, 60 L.Ed. 493 (1916), that the sixteenth amendment provided the needed constitutional basis for the imposition of a direct non-apportioned income tax,” it's lying.

When Collins (and the IRS) say, “For seventy-five years, the Supreme Court has recognized that the sixteenth amendment authorizes a direct nonapportioned tax..., see Brushaber v. Union Pac. R.R., , 240 U.S. 1, 12-19, 36 S.Ct. 236, 239-42, 60 L.Ed. 493 (1916),” they, too, are lying.

NOW, YOU'RE ASKING YOURSELF, why is Pete telling us this? We know what Brushaber says, and what the law says... We know these officials are lying, and what else is new?

Well, here's the point: this lying demonstrates that those who wish to violate the law and act as though the income tax can lawfully be administered as a non-apportioned direct tax have no way to get around the limits placed by the Constitution!

Lying about Brushaber is the best-- in fact, the only-- game they've got.

They can't have their way by changing any laws or regulations (or they would have done so).

They can't get the result they want by printing money (or that's what they'd be doing instead of this lame resort to falsehoods).

They can't apply the tax to unprivileged activities or their products by resort to any other authority (or these courts would be citing to and relying upon that authority instead of lying about Brushaber).

They simply can't do anything to evade or "workaround" or undo the restrictions placed by the fundamental law on the federal power to tax-- short of trying to get ratification of an amendment that actually does what they falsely say the Sixteenth Amendment did.

And of course, they can't even propose that.

Can you imagine how quickly every lamp-post in DC and most state capitals would be adorned should the parasite class baldly admit the truth about the "ignorance tax" by proposing an amendment in order to legitimize a non-apportioned capitation? It'd be the fastest swamp-draining operation in world history.

SO, GO FORTH my activated, educated friends, and gently correct every single person you encounter who tries to shrug off paying attention to the truth about the tax with, "They'll just change the law..." or "They'll just print the money instead..." or any other challenge to the simple and hugely-empowering fact that CtC's revelations ARE the solution to Leviathan.

Many people that are a hard sell on this liberating truth simply don't believe upholding the law concerning the tax will actually do any good. Use the material above to set them straight.

CtC is the sharpened stake above the vampire's breast. Help your neighbors understand that if they just add their weight to the effort, the evil thing really can be slain.

If you're not already CtC-educated, see the whole story of what these judicial lies about Brushaber are meant to conceal here.

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An "Argument" Of Sheer Desperation

You almost have to say, "Thank you!"...

I WAS READING THROUGH a filing made by a DOJ hack in the CtC-suppression effort discussed in 'The Crime Of The Century' and was reminded of one of the best "tells" delivered to those of us in the law-respecting community by those on the other side. This "tell" is the contention that if withholding has taken place, then the payments from which it was taken must be payments of "wages".

The contention, to put it more baldly, is that payors who withhold are incapable of error. It is simply not possible, that is-- or at least outside the scope of plausibility-- that withholding could be misapplied to payments for which it is not proper.

(Or that payments could be mischaracterized as "income", to put it more broadly. In one recent version of this that I have seen, it is asserted that there is simply nothing more to discuss as to whether "income" was received, because, "...in circumstances where a third-party payor has reported on an information return that the taxpayer had income and that income tax was withheld on that income," the matter is settled.)

OF COURSE, THIS CONTENTION is ludicrous on its face. Every "Joe" of every Joe's Bar & Grill is hardly infallible. And frankly, even the accounting firms hired by Fortune 500 companies aren't infallible.

No one above the age of six could honestly believe such a contention to be anything but arrant nonsense, just on the basis of sandbox-level logic.

Further, Congress has expressly denied recourse to such a contention, perhaps in recognition that U.S. attorneys are themselves not infallible, and are capable of falling prey to venal impulses and advancing even ludicrous arguments like this one pursuing victory by any means necessary, even unscrupulous ones.

When reviving withholding in the Current Tax Payment Act of 1943, Congress provided, in § 4(d), for the addition of this language to the 1939 IRC's § 3770:

(c) Rule where no tax liability

An amount paid as tax shall not be considered not to constitute an overpayment solely by reason of the fact that there was no tax liability in respect of which such amount was paid.

 (The section is now codified at 26 U.S.C. § 6401(c), see your CtC Companion CD for all the enactments and history involved.)

So, Congress says explicitly (in its own amusingly spaghetti-like fashion) that amounts withheld are still "overpayments" even though not withheld from taxable payments, meaning that the mere fact of withholding can in no way be argued as grounds for deeming the payments from which it is taken to be taxable.

The same provision is made in regard to withholding purportedly done pursuant to the FICA. In 1937 Congress added what is now codified as 26 U.S.C. § 3503:

26 U.S.C. §3503 - Erroneous payments

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.

Parsed, this says simply, "Any tax paid despite no liability existing is an overpayment to be refunded." Just like the language in § 6401(c), this is the exact opposite, and a direct pre-emption, of any construction of withholding as being evidence that liability must exist, or that taxable activity must have occurred.

The Treasury Department itself acknowledges flatly that all payments don't qualify as taxable, making the proposition that payments merely being reported on information returns, or having been subject to withholding, is evidence of nothing about the legal character of those payments.

For instance, in regard to "FICA" taxes, the receipt of "wages" by which the tax is measured hinges on the payments being made in the course of "employment" as defined in the law at 26 U.S.C. § 3121(b). In the regulations controlling the application of these provisions, we find:

26 C.F.R. § 31.3121(b)-4 Employment; excepted services in general

(a) Services performed by an employee for an employer do not constitute employment for purposes of the taxes if they are specifically excepted from employment under any of the numbered paragraphs of section 3121(b)....


Example. … While no tax liability is incurred with respect to A’s remuneration for services performed in the employ of B (the services being excepted from employment)...

(Emphasis added.)

Similarly, the withholding provisions in Chapter 24 of the IRC (part of Subtitle C "Employment Taxes") at § 3401(a), which identifies what is to be reported on a W-2 by a payor and on a 1040 by a recipient as "wages" constituting "income" on which the tax is laid are subject to these regulatory provisions (which even assume the individual being spoken of to be a statutorily-defined "employee" whose pay normally would qualify as "wages" and be subject to withholding):

26 C.F.R. § 31.3401(a)-2 Exclusions from wages.

(a) In general. (1) the term “wages” does not include any remuneration for services performed by an employee for his employer which is specifically excepted from wages under section 3401(a).

26 C.F.R. § 31.3401(c)-1 Employee

(h) Although an individual may be an employee under this section, his services may be of such a nature, or performed under such circumstances, that the remuneration paid for such services does not constitute wages within the meaning of section 3401(a).

In short, this "argument" that withholding can or should be taken as evidence of the payment of "wages" (or "income" under any other label)" and can be taken as evidence of that fact is absurd on its face. It is also frivolous-- which means having no actual basis in the law-- and expressly pre-empted by Congress.

BUT THE ABSURDITY OF THE "ARGUMENT" is not the story here. It's the subtext of this little DOJ exercise in mendacity that matters. Here is that subtext:

The "ignorance tax" schemers are so bereft of actual grounds for disputing CtC-educated claims that they are reduced to frivolous nonsense like this in their sporadic efforts to resist the liberating truth!

Resort to arguments like this one is proof that there ARE no arguments that can be made against claims based on CtC's teachings. If the DOJ could marshal actual grounds for disputing a CtC-educated claim it would do so, and this kind of ridiculous nonsense would be of no interest and would never be dreamed up in the first place.

HERE'S THE OTHER MESSAGE, by the way: If you can't make good use of what is presented above to awaken sleepers to the truth about the tax, you're not really trying.

Don't be that person!


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Joseph Donaldson, PhD, Shares Good Words About Knowing The Truth

...and inspires, educates, uplifts and encourages.

See more video testimonials here; and btw, where's yours? Nobody ever won a war against liars by silence. Get guidance here.

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

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

1. The income tax is an excise.

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

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

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

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

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

The Smiling and Earnest Afterword

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

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

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

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

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

The NOT-Smiling But Still Very Earnest Afterword

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

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

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

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

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

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

-United States Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas


Doreen's address:

Doreen Hendrickson 48564-039

FPC Alderson A-4

P.O. Box A

Alderson, WV 24910

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

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

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Doreen Hendrickson


P.O. Box 474701

Des Moines, IA 50947-0001

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Real Americans Mike Wells, Lorie Stiles, Jonathan Kral And Emily Marcellus Share Uplift And Encouragement

See more video testimonials here; and btw, where's yours? Nobody ever won a war against liars by silence. Get guidance here.

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

...just as much as does official corruption.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

-Samuel Adams


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

-Mahatmas Gandhi

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A Wise Warrior On What's Really At Stake


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


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

-Proverbs 25:26


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

-Edward R. Murrow


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


See Who's Really Been Lying About The Tax


Daft And Despicable Deniers

What the hell is wrong with these people?!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Thomas Paine


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find this film on YouTube at youtu.be/K0CYo57I3ks


How Do You Know When The State Is Lying?

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

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

-Abraham Kuyper


Assessing The Damage From The Misapplication Of The Income Tax

Man, are Americans getting ripped off...!


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

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

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

The Civil Rights Lawsuit Documentation

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

-Frederick Douglass

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

-Samuel Adams


Would You Do It?

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

-Ezra Pound


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


Did you know…

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

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

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

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

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


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Poisonous Pieties

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


Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well done, Derek!

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


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

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

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WANTED! Your Article!!

Sharpen those quills, people!

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

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

Here are several topics for which submissions are desired:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Why Aren't People Suing?


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And THAT's why the deep state fears CtC.

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

-Mohandas Gandhi

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A New Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But I'll let Thomas Paine explain:

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

Fear nothing but God.

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Give Yourself A 30% Raise: A New Flyer


What Makes YOU A Warrior For The Truth?

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


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

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

What does it for you?

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

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

Is it the money?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dress "business casual". Be well-groomed.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is your chance to get a LOT accomplished.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Samuel Adams

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The Crime of the Misapplied Income Tax


Was Grandpa Really A Moron?

Critical Inquiries for a New American Century

Bob’s Bicycles


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



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


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

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

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


Here's how it happened...


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


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

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


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


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