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Current Events and Continuing Education for December 24, 2018 through January 6, 2019

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison

 

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Features in this edition:

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An updated and ever-more important commentary:

What America Really Gets From The Ignorance Tax"

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Sporting a nice IRS admission...

Warrior L. B. Shares A Great CtC Testimonial Video

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It's the last week for a free CtC to help you celebrate this holiday season...

The 15th Anniversary Holiday Special!

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CtC Warrior Greg Sutton has written a great paper on the revival of the income tax in 1913:

An Illuminating Snippet Of 16th Amendment History

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Other Voices (with an important afterward)

'Russophobia and the Specter of War'

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Featured in recent editions:

I love anyone with a logical mind...

Ryan Minnig Shares An Engineer's Thoughts On The Income Tax And CtC

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Like his last six predecessors,

Donald Trump Is In Violation Of The Law Over Israel

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Once resigned to the truth, tax agencies can do the right thing like any good public servant...

A Nice Victory Involving A Courteous, Respectful IRS

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Other Voices (with an important afterward)

'The West Slips Down Another Step'

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Willie Shields wants to talk to warriors:

Get Your Story On The Radio, Folks!

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Seriously:

The Law, In Seven Pages

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From the "Keepin' It All Real" department:

The Serious Threat Of Species Suicide

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Have you heard a discouraging word?

The Truth About Trolleries

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Links To More Articles Posted Over The Last Several Newsletter Cycles Can Be Accessed At The LostHorizons Newsfeed

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Newsletter Archives

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The most important question facing Americans today:

What Do The People Do About The Rogue State?

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Guess what? There are only two possibilities:

You Either Stand Up For The Truth, Or You've Surrendered To The Lie

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Spotlights on the past that help bring clarity to the present:

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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My interview by Lana Lotkeff for Radio 3Fourteen can be found here.

Find my YouTube channel here.

 

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.

Get The Short, Easy Intro To The Liberating Truth About The Tax

 

Click here for the current Mid-Edition Update posts

Featured In This Update:

Part I Of The Bakersfield Seminar Is Posted

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An Observation On Snowflakery, Censorship And Social Media

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The Answer Key To The CtC Crossword Puzzle

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"There are two distinct classes of men...those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes."

- Thomas Paine

C'mon! CtC can't be right! You're crazy!

If CtC were actually right,

it would mean the government's been concealing and denying the truth for years on end,

and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is No Such Agency!)

 

 

Do you know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?

 

 I mean someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated, far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?

 

Do you know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fifteenth) edition of CtC!

 

 

I'm delighted when anyone wishes to share what I have posted here with others! Sharing this page is an important means of moving toward the restoration of the rule of law-- PLEASE DO IT!! But I'd appreciate your doing so by directing your friends here themselves, rather than by copying and emailing chunks of the material.

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

December 24- In 1851, a fire destroys about two-thirds of the collection of the Library of Congress.  In 1906, the first radio broadcast is made.  In 1943, Dwight Eisenhower is named Supreme Allied Commander in World War II.  In 1968, the crew of the USS Pueblo is released by North Korea after being held 11 months on suspicion of being spies.   

 

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

  

Fear nothing but God

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"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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What America Gets From The "Ignorance Tax"

LOTS of very bad things... a few more of which have been newly added to this previously-posted and important commentary.

The U.S. Income Tax: An Excise On The Profitable Exploitation Of Federal Privilege

The U.S. Ignorance Tax: The Profitable Exploitation of Confusion About The Income Tax

I WAS IN A GROUP THE OTHER DAY in which I overheard, "The income tax just goes to pay the interest on the national debt!" Would that it were so...

The statement is a long-standing misconstruction of something said by Peter Grace of the Reagan-era Grace Commission, which had been tasked with an analysis of the federal budget. Grace attempted to illustrate the significance of the federal debt burden by pointing out that the interest paid on that monstrous debt was so much as to more-or-less match the amount taken in by the income tax-- an amount that is a metaphorical synonym for "huge".

Money, of course, is fungible, so even if the tax take were earmarked for the interest payment, that would simply free up other funds for other uses. Thus, the "earmarking " concept is illusory at best. Income tax revenue gets spent for any and all government purposes, just as is true of every other dime that goes into the general fund.

FURTHER, GRACE UNDERVALUED the income tax dramatically. This is because he didn't understand that FICA (Social security and Medicare) taxes are just income "surtaxes"-- meaning income taxes like any others, despite the misleading application-specific label of "employment taxes". As a result of this misunderstanding Grace failed to factor this additional enormous amount into his casual analogy.

The reality is that the income tax take-- by which we really mean the "ignorance tax" take, since we're talking about the amount captured by government through exploitation of ignorance about what is really subject to the income tax under the law-- is many times the amount paid in interest on the national debt. Last year (2016), for instance, the interest payment was about $432 billion. The ignorance tax total was a whopping $3.9 trillion.

MY POINT HERE IS NOT TO CRITIQUE THE GRACE REPORT, however. I'm only interested in stopping its mistakes from being repeated and persisting as a false "factoid".

The reason I'm concerned is that the throw-off, "It just goes to pay the interest on the national debt..." line, though not meant as, or in support of, anything but a disparagement of the tax, actually serves to minimize or conceal the horrendous evil for which the tax really does pay.

Lets look at a small sampling of the things made possible by the ignorance tax:

  • The corruption of our political office-holders;

  • The drug war and all the violence and corruption it brings;

  • Our wives, daughters and ourselves being virtually strip-searched in airports;

  • Agricultural price supports raising the cost of our food;

  • A bloated military unable to account for $6.5 trillion given to it over recent years;

  • Hundreds of millions who hate us for the harm we have inflicted directly after violently invading their homes (here's an analysis of just a few of these affairs), or by supporting the despotic regime holding them in thrall;

  • A Department of Education working to fill American kids' minds with mush and PC propaganda;

  • The Panopticon surveillance state which spies on all of us all the time, subverting our privacy and any hope of confidence in the independence of our elected officials;

  • The militarization of our local police;

  • A direct and indirect federal workforce of 14,000,000 or so, every member of which needs to be messing with some or many citizens' lives in one way or another in order to justify his or her pay;

  • The coercion of state governments into certain behaviors even where no Constitutional authority exists for Washington's decrees, by issuing grants with strings;

  • The supplanting of genuine prosperity opportunities for young Americans by entrapment in rotten, impoverishing economic prisons;

  • A welfare-state apparatus by virtue of which out-of-wedlock births and single-parent "families" (in which children are "raised" without the input and influence of men) have skyrocketed since its implementation, leading to the current "snowflakery", gender-confusion, hostile "identity politics" and all their attendant cultural pathologies;

  • And on, and on, and on...

NOW LET'S LOOK at what preservation of the "ignorance tax" scheme has made valuable to the schemers, and therefore an increasing part of our lives:

EVERYTHING LISTED ABOVE IS what is actually paid-for by the "ignorance tax", either in the conventional sense of being financed with its enormous, corruption-inducing aggregation of wealth into the hands of a political class with feet of clay, or as a price we all pay by the degradation and loss of our principles and our values.

Is all this really how a sensible people want to be spending their resources? I think not, but this IS what we're doing now, because of all those not yet awakened to the truth about the income tax.

Be an alarm clock.

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

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ON VERY MUCH A RELATED NOTE:

What Is Really Being Protected By All The Tax Dollars Taken From You

It's not you or your kids...

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Warrior L. B. Shares Her Uplifting History With CtC Thus Far

...which includes a welcome IRS admission on something the agency usually struggles hard to obscure...

L. B.'s video encouraging other Americans to learn the liberating truth joins the growing collection posted here.

So, question for you, friend of liberty and the law: Where's YOUR encouragement, uplift and inspiration for your fellow Americans?

Learn how and why to share those stories here.

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Hey, People! It's The Last Week Of The 15th Anniversary Holiday Special!!

Any excuse for a party, right? How about a free CtC to help you celebrate?!

I THINK WE'D ALL AGREE that sometimes the truth can be a pesky thing-- demanding, disturbing, and seriously inconvenient. The fact is, when you know the truth, you have to act on it, or be party to a lie; and when that lie is old, entrenched, vigorously defended and comfortingly familiar, the correcting truth can be very hard to learn, and even harder to act upon.

That's why one of the most challenging gifts to receive this holiday season is a copy of 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America'.

Learning the truth about the income tax means setting aside misconceptions nurtured for a lifetime. Acting on that truth means abandoning lifelong servility to the state through the offices of the IRS-- the one organization whose carefully cultivated reputation as a rabid junkyard dog is feared by everyone in America.

Both of those things are really hard!

However, those very same challenges also make 'Cracking the Code-...' the most rewarding gift to get or give this holiday season.

After all, how better could you communicate to those you love the high degree of esteem in which you hold them? How more certain of your high regard could they be made, after such a display of your faith in their character?

(Helping them stop unnecessary losses of up to 40% or more of their earnings each year goes over pretty well, too, by the way...)

So, pass out a little panic this year.

Then stand back and watch your special someone stand tall, like the real American he or she was born to be.

Oh, and by the way...

It being the season for giving, I'm gifting YOU with a free CtC to give to that special someone!

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: For every two items at full price on a single order postmarked between now and December 31, 2018-- books, warrior-wear or Companion CDs-- I'll throw in a fresh and shiny new copy of CtC at no charge. All you have to do is write, "Send me CtC for free, Pete!" on the printed form or note you send with your order. It's that simple!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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Another Fine Contribution To CtC Scholarship...

...by the excellent Greg Sutton

AROUND 2009, LEGAL SCHOLAR GREG SUTTON became CtC-educated. Ever since, Greg has been a powerful force within the community, engaging in constant outreach, word-spreading and productive study.

I have been very pleased to include Greg's deep and insightful research into the ancient (18th and 19th century) British tax structure upon which many aspects of the American tax are modeled in my extended analysis of the 16th Amendment. Today I am equally pleased to share another fine piece of Greg's scholarship with all of you, this one a revealing overview of events in the academy and the media contemporaneous with the 1913 income tax revival after the adoption of the 16th Amendment.

Enjoy!

An Illuminating Snippet of 16th Amendment History

By Gregory Sutton

IN 1913, AFTER AN EIGHTEEN-YEAR HIATUS, Congress enacted its 20th century revival of the income tax as part of the Revenue Act of 1913. The act became law on October 3 of that year.

The undeservedly maligned and often misunderstood and misrepresented tax was included in the comprehensive revenue legislation package as a result of the 16th Amendment being ratified by the states on February 25, 1913. The Amendment’s intended effect of overturning the Supreme Court’s bare-majority Pollock decision of 1895 had returned to Congress the full palate of taxable privileges that it had originally possessed for revenue purposes before the destructive decision of the Pollock court.

Professor Thomas Powell of Columbia University explained that whole sordid affair succinctly:

“The Pollock Case [1895], with its abandonment of previously well established doctrine, provoked widespread popular criticism. Then followed the movement for the Sixteenth Amendment and its ultimate adoption. The Amendment was very probably widely regarded as in effect a “recall” of the Pollock Case, as the Eleventh Amendment was a recall of Chisholm v. Georgia. … [T]he Income Tax Cases of 1895 were regarded as amendments of what had gone before and that the Sixteenth Amendment was looked upon as a restorative … [and] was a device to repair the damage done to the [unanimous decision] Springer Case [1880] by that bare majority in the Pollock Case.”

Columbia Law Review, 20 Col. L.R. 536 (1920), Prof. Thomas Reed Powell.

Continued...

Click here to read the rest of this excellent article

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The Delightfully Sardonic John Prine Shares A Little Perspective

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

December 25- This is the day traditionally celebrated as the birthday, in the year 0 Anno Domini (AD), of the world-changing political radical and convicted felon named Jesus of Nazareth, who has been worshipped by billions over the many centuries since as the incarnated Son of God.  In 1066, William the Conqueror is crowned King of England.  In 1776, George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River to attack Britain's Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey.  In 1868, President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardons to all Confederate soldiers.  In 1914, German and British soldiers on the Western Front observe a Christmas truce for the day.  In 1989, deposed president of Romania Nicolai Ceaucescu and his wife First-Deputy Prime Minister Elena are tried for treason, convicted, and executed.  In 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the USSR, resigns; and Ukraine secedes from the union.  

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Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

FIND AND SHARE this video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/4UKUs9ErBDU.

Learn how (and why) to share YOUR testimony, here.

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The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

This simple step will make a world of difference in how things end up.

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IRS Desperation Gets Truly Bizarre As CtC Warriors Continue To March Forward

A "Notice of Deficiency" for... $0. The most imaginative writer in Hollywood couldn't dream this stuff up.

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JFK conspiracy? No problem... Income Tax conspiracy? C'mon, man, don't be silly! How could that ever happen?!

Cognitive dissonance in action.

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Do You Know Who Pays For All That "Patriot Theater" At The Stadium?

Every victim of the "ignorance tax", 'cause it's all just statist consent-engineering propaganda.

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The Law, In Seven Pages

Really.

HERE IS THE LAW, IN 7 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW THE SCHEME WORKS, IN 8 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW TO OVERCOME THE SCHEME AND ENFORCE THE LAW, IN 256 PAGES.

Share these all, everywhere you can. Be your most creative self in sending and "selling" these links. Do memes; make gifs; respond to everything in the news that would be or have been better had the state been small, or if Americans kept their money for their own uses.

If you pay attention to the news and train yourself to apply these perspectives, you will see a dozen things of which you can make use in awakening other Americans to the virtues of having the income tax correctly administered. Please, for my sake, for your own sake, for the sake of your children and their future, make that use.

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A VERY IMPORTANT NOTE FOR EVERYONE!!!

DUE TO CHRONIC AND ESCALATING interferences by ISPs (or others) which have made newsletter emails an extremely time-consuming and increasingly unreliable announcement mechanism, I have transitioned to alternative announcement methods. These include:

  • Twitter (click here to follow me and receive the announcement posts-- set for push notifications);

  • Facebook (click here to "like" the losthorizons page and receive the announcement posts);

  • GAB (click here to follow me and receive the announcement posts).

If you choose one of these social media options (or use them in addition to other means, as I wish you would), PLEASE get the full value out of them by diligently "liking" and "retweeting" or "sharing" or "reposting" my posts! That will significantly improve their visibility to others, and very much help the cause!!

  • My RSS feed:

(Members of the state CtC Warrior forums in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MI, MN, MO, NE, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA or WI, will continue to get the regular announcements if the membership is set to receive email updates.)

NOTE: I will still not be engaging in correspondence by any of these alternative, social media means-- those wishing to correspond should continue to use email for this purpose.

NOTE II: PLEASE help ensure that others in the CtC community know about this change in newsletter delivery!!

Hey, Gamers!

WAKEN TO THE REAL-LIFE ADVENTURE IN WHICH YOU ARE UNKNOWINGLY IMMERSED! Put down your controller and listen!

You are surrounded by an actual battle between villains, monsters and true heroes, all simply concealed from you by sophisticated spells which also keep you from engaging in the fight.

There are real great deeds to be done, and real treasures to be had for your efforts, and frankly, your real future is at stake. You just have to gain "the sight" in order to penetrate the illusions.

Visit losthorizons.com to get the counter-spells and get onto the real field of battle!

 

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The craziness of the neo-con nutcases in Washington is starting to generate its predictable blowback, but on a much more dangerous scale than in the recent past.

Based on relentless hostile rhetoric and steady efforts at military encirclement the Russian Federation Armed Forces Command has concluded that the United States intends to launch a pre-emptive nuclear attack on Russia. While this perception continues to be fed, the risk of a prophylactic Russian first strike exists and grows more perilous.

The persistent, recently-escalated, plainly unfounded and deliberately provocative saber-rattling against Iran-- a long-time close ally and buffer-state of Russia's, the destabilization or regime-change within which would be another substantial threat factor-- has magnified the intensity of the peril.

So, more than ever...

 

What You Need To Know If CtC Doesn't Spread Like Wildfire RIGHT NOW So The Nut-Cases Can Be Stripped Of Their Resources

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

December 26- In 1776, the Continental Army defeats the British in the battle of Trenton, New Jersey.  In 1799, thousands attend George Washington's funeral.  In 1860, the first inter-club soccer match is held, in Sheffield, England.  In 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium.  In 1919, Babe Ruth is sold to the Yankees by the Boston Red Sox.  In 1933, FM radio is patented.  In 1972, 120 B-52 Stratofortress bombers attack Hanoi in the Strategic Air Command's largest-ever combat mission.  In 1982, TIME Magazine's "man of the year" is the personal computer.  In 1991, the USSR formally dissolves.

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On Criminal Complaints For Filing False IRs

Getting practical on a core element of the "ignorance tax" scheme.

 

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

-Edward R. Murrow

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The Biggest Snow-Job In World History: The Myth That 1913 America Adopted A Marxist Progressive Tax On "All That Comes In"

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison

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Thank goodness the sun is now shining...

 

PRO TIP: If I were the IRS and I wanted to discourage people from rebutting allegations that they had done things I can tax, and keep them from successfully reclaiming withheld or paid-in money, I would salt the "tax honesty" community with passionate-seeming "legal researchers" who would warn anyone whose ear they captured that filing a 1040 is a bad idea for one reason or another...

  

A Review of CtC by Derek Cushman

You can also find this film at https://vimeo.com/175424277.

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Regarding Trolleries

(Deceitful efforts to discourage Americans from learning the truth about the "income tax")

 

 

FFOR ALL THE YEARS SINCE 2003 when CtC was first published, the government has engaged in a concerted effort to frighten people away from its truths. This effort involves official government websites and press releases touting an occasional court ruling that appears to be at odds with some CtC-revelation (but without details sufficient to expose the real substance of the ruling)-- and sometimes even more mendacious behavior.

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Are the presentations and resources offered on this site and in my other work of any value to you?

Tim Kendrick has posted a video on YouTube regarding donations. I didn't know what to do about it to begin with; I don't do what I do intending for anyone to feel obligated in any way.

But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only the cost of a cheap paperback.

Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support. No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to act let it be solely because it seems right.

 

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Why Does The Government Lie About 'Cracking the Code'?

THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION is the key to the restoration of the republic and the rule of law in America. See it below. (NOTE: It's very important that the entire 24 minutes be viewed.)

This video can also be found on YouTube at https://youtu.be/hgzzYl-eeUI.

Here are links to the two pages to which viewers are directed at the end of the film: The Crime of the Century and The Truth About The 16th Amendment.

The other two mentioned in the film are this one (the "bulletin board" stack of 1,200 or so posted refunds and other victories in knowledgably applying the law; and this one (the collection of resisted claims and the outcomes of those little battles).

PLEASE be a real activist

Accompany your emails and posts with with a strong admonishment to watch the film through, and that doing so will show the viewer an individual-empowering, state-restraining truth about the income tax which the government has been trying to keep hidden from view for 75 years and which that person really needs to know. w.

BY THE WAY, as is impossible to miss, I have neither the skills nor the tools to make even moderately good films. This is simply not my forte. Anyone able to do better is encouraged to talk to me about that.

As is ALSO impossible to miss, though-- even in my amateur production-- reader video testimonials have GREAT POWER. Send me yours.

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

December 27- In 1945, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund are created.  In 1949, Indonesia secures its independence from The Netherlands.  In 1979, the USSR invades Afghanistan, the futile and fatal overextension that leads to its collapse 12 years later.  In 2007, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated.  In 2008, Israel launches a three-week assault on a largely helpless Palestinian population trapped in Gaza called 'Operation Cast Lead'. 1,400 Palestinians were slaughtered during the affair, of which only 236 could be considered "combatants". 3 Israeli civilians and 6 Israeli soldiers were killed during the massacre by otherwise entirely ineffectual retaliatory Palestinian rockets.

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple::

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX IN DETAIL

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE RESOURCES

BE FAMILIAR WITH THE SCAMS, THE MISUNDERSTANDINGS, AND THE TROLL-POLLUTION

TAKE CHARGE IN YOUR STATE FORUM, HELPING EVERYONE TO THINK CLEARLY AND STAY ON TOPIC

All-in-all, just be the sort of person for others that you would go to yourself for trustworthy leadership.

Leadership is a challenge. But it's not complicated, and you can do it.

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The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

If you're not talking this one up everywhere and helping generate a buzz, you don't really want liberty and the rule of law...

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In light of the actual evidence, those who doubt or deny the accuracy and correctness of CtC just because some government officials denounce it are like the 16th-century Europeans who were mystified by Copernicus getting all those astronomical predictions right even though the church had said he was wrong.

Do you have a victory to share?  Click here to learn how to do so.

If you're working on one, and just getting stonewalled or speed-bumped, you can still be recognized! Go here to learn what to do.

Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

NEW! Orders of twelve or more books now come with a free DVD on request containing six informative and inspiring videos-- 112 minutes in all. Click here for the details.

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Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free' commentaries?

Set Your Church Free

Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's ministerial community. This must change.

You're a passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular contributions of fuel from the passengers to keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable waterfall ahead, and note a soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger each day. What does common sense suggest?

ShadowGraph

Copy and post this one around, people!le!

 

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Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the well-funded disinformation specialists class

 

Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

December 28- In 1612, Galileo Galilei discovers Neptune.  In 1795, construction on Yonge Street, in what will eventually be Toronto, Canada is begun.  In 1836, Mexico secures its independence from Spain.  In 1846, Iowa is admitted into the union as the 29th of the several states.  In 1867, the United States annexes Midway Atoll.  In 1885, the Indian National Congress is founded in Bombay.  In 1895, moving pictures make their debut commercial performance, and the discovery of x-rays is announced.  In 1973, the Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.  In 2000, retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.  In 2010 popular protests against the government of Algeria begin.

  

Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word??

SKEPTICISM (SOMETIMES INVOKED BY FEAR) IS TO BE EXPECTED when you're trying to explain to someone that everything they've been encouraged their whole lives to believe about something as entrenched and significant as the income tax is basically nonsense. So here's a way to help cut through the resistance:

Ask your listener how he or she would react if you were to show an announcement from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue admitting that the tax doesn't apply to the earnings of most Americans and is misapplied most of the time because people don't understand how it works? Or how about if you showed a ruling from the Supreme Court saying the same?

Now you just have to explain that you're going to show exactly those things-- but because the state really doesn't want people to know this, these things haven't been said quite as forthrightly as we would all wish. It's going to take a bit more work to take these admissions in than is sufficient for just reading a press release. But it'll be worth the effort...

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The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool families and community groups, your neighbors, your family members, your pastors and co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs, members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth movement, other activist movements and everyone else, you have only yourself to blame for your troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which you might complain. It's on you.

WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI (weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

-Thomas Jefferson

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Real Americans don't accommodate fog, lies and a sliding scale of adherence to the rule of law. Real American men and women stand up for the truth and the law, come what may, knowing that it is only by setting the bar at the top and enforcing it, come what may, that liberties are secured.

"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated."

-Thomas Paine

 

OUTREACH!!!

JOB ONE, PEOPLE!!! SPREAD. THE. WORD.

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Russophobia and the Specter of War

by Carl Boggs

Could global warming pose the greatest threat to the future of life on the planet? Quite possibly, if we believe the international (and scientific) consensus, despite a widening stratum of debunkers, deniers, and skeptics. What about the prospects of thermonuclear war between the United States and Russia, two countries armed to the max and seemingly moving toward the brink of military conflict?  Where does that rate? If the question is asked of most any Beltway denizen, the response might be something along lines of “sounds frightening, but right now we have other priorities, and we can’t lose sight of the Russian threat”. 

As American political life continues to deteriorate, matters of war and peace rarely merit attention amidst the sound and fury of manufactured news, moral posturing, personal scandals, and tweeting exchanges. Good for TV ratings and maybe partisan advantage, decidedly less so for addressing issues of political relevance. Now we have two years of frenzied Russiagate and its attendant neo-McCarthyism. That the intensifying hostility directed by one nuclear power toward another might bring the world closer to a war that could end all wars seems bizarrely remote to a political class obsessed with little beyond its own power and wealth, faintly camouflaged by identity politics; the “unthinkable” remains, well, unthinkable. 

As anti-Russia hysteria spreads, speech taboos harden; any discourse at odds with tightening official political/media consensus brings immediate blowback, smear-mongering, and (where possible) silencing. It is so obvious that Vladimir Putin is a ruthless, aggressive monster that any dissenting view must be the product of either insanity or Russian propaganda. In this one-dimensional world the recent appearance of Stephen F. Cohen’s important book, War with Russia?, comes with special urgency, Cohen being one of the few public intellectuals to challenge the onslaught of Russophobic narratives churned out relentlessly by the political/media establishment. And he remains virtually alone in going so far as to write about very real specter of nuclear catastrophe.

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...and then proceed to the afterward below...

I hope you read all of Boggs' article. It's very good.

Understand that the very real danger of which Boggs warns is made possible because the United States (that is, the federal government apparatus) has lots of other people's money with which to finance its mindless, lunatic bellicosity.

The solution, of course, is simple: People (you and me) have to withhold the resources by which evil-- or even merely foolish-- state behaviors are financed. People (you and me) have to reclaim those resources for themselves in order to become capable of undoing what the ill-exercise of power has already put harmfully in place.

In short, We the People (you and me) have to do as the Founders meant for us to do, and stop fueling Washington's bad behavior. We must make ourselves once again strong-- at its expense-- just as it has made itself strong at our expense over the last 80 years!

Aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do that?

Now ask yourself this: Have I really done all that I can to urge everyone I know to also stand up and act in the only way that will really bring about change in my lifetime?

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EVEN AS ARDENT A STATIST as Abraham Lincoln, in announcing his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in order to keep them paying the tariff for the benefit of Northern interests in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, paid at least lip service to the Founders design of leaving control over the fuel available to feed the fires Washington wants to light in the hands of the individual citizenry when he said, "Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite means..."

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith

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The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

December 29-  In 1170, Thomas Becket is assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral at the behest of King Henry II.  In 1813, the British burn Buffalo, New York.  In 1851, the first YMCA opens, in Boston, Massachusetts.  In 1860, the first British iron-clad warship goes to sea.  In 1890, United States soldiers with machine guns massacre between 150 and 300 Ogala Lakota Sioux-- men, women and children-- at Wounded Knee, South Dakota after first disarming them.  In 1992, the president of Brazil is impeached and convicted on corruption charges.  In 1998, leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for massacring over 1 million disarmed Cambodians in the 1970s.

 

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Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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IGNORANCE TAX: An unnecessary income tax exaction suffered out of ignorance as to lawful objects of the tax and the means of its application by someone too lazy, frightened or misled to learn how it really works and to what it really applies.

"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

 

 

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More Than Two Thirds Of The Several States That Collect "Income" Taxes Have Now Acknowledged The Truth About The Law As Revealed In CtC, And Have Issued Complete Refunds Accordingly!  See The Following Chart...

 

 

 

'The BOSTONIAN'S Paying the EXCISE-MAN, or TARRING & FEATHERING' (1774)

(How our forefathers responded to arrogant "Rule of Law defiers"...)

 

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HELP SPREAD THE LIBERATING TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer

 

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The Willingness Of Some People To Trade Liberty For Convenience Is Without Limit...

Regarding "Tax Reform"

"Taxes are not raised to carry on wars, wars are raised to carry on taxes."

-Thomas Paine

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Law Professor James Duane Says: "Don't Talk To The Police.  Period."

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Films That Belong In Every Home Library

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Ever Wonder How Much An Unrestrained FedState Would Like To Tap You For?

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Warrior David Larson shares this beautiful little farce, wryly observing that, "Depositors have "..not lost one penny.." - OK we could agree on that simple statement  ..how about the purchasing power of that same penny 'not lost'?"

 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

REGARDING MONEY

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

December 30-  In 1853, the United States buys what are now the southern portions of Arizona and New Mexico from Mexico to provide land to railroad interests for an anticipated deep Southern line.  In 1922, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed.  In 1924, Edwin Hubble announces observations of other galaxies.  In 1977, serial killer Ted Bundy escapes from a Colorado prison cell for the second time.

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Last Word

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution

 

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About The Author

Pete Hendrickson is possibly the most effective lawyer in history, even while never having set foot in a law school, nor ever being a card-carrying member of "the bar". He is the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare ‘contributions’ withheld from his earnings (along with all other property taken for federal taxes); further, since 2003 students of his legal analyses and arguments in ‘Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America’’ (CtC), and its sequel, 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?' have been routinely retaining and recovering billions of dollars which otherwise-- wrongly, but as a matter of course-- would have gone to federal or state government treasuries. This despite concerted efforts by government to suppress his work, and in some cases vigorously oppose the claims by his students.

Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across the country.

Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design, manufacture and installation firm.

Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the twelve years before his present full-time focus on the restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+ apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers. He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and distribution systems in four states, and designed and administered the company's website.

On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative force behind a small board- and card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several years.

Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next book.

© All written and graphic material on this page and website are copyrighted by Peter E. Hendrickson, unless otherwise attributed.