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it would mean the government's been concealing and
denying the truth for years
and everybody knows THAT would never happen...
(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is
No Such Agency!)
know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?
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")?
know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fourteenth)
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June 28- In 1914, Archduke Ferdinand of Austria
is assassinated, sparking World War I. In 1919, the Treaty of
Versailles is signed, ending that war and imposing draconian
sanctions on Germany, the effect of which was the rise of Adolph
Hitler little more than a decade later. In 1922, the Irish
Civil War begins. In 1967, Israel annexes East Jerusalem. In
1992, the Constitution of Estonia is adopted. In 1996, the
Constitution of Ukraine is adopted. In 2000, Elian Gonzalez is
returned to captivity in Cuba. In 2004, the U.S. declares its
puppet government of Iraq to be sovereign in that country (up to
Anniversaries of interest for
each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter
When they're trying so hard to pull the wool over
your eyes, maybe it's to hide something you should be trying
extra hard to see...
NOTE: With only a couple of obvious
exceptions, links in the following article are to documentation proving the assertion being
made. It is recommended that you click on all of them. And don't
miss the end-notes.
NINE YEARS AGO, CORRUPT ELEMENTS in the United States
Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service and federal judiciary
began the commission of a grave crime directly affecting a few folks
in Michigan, but aimed at all of America. Here's the story.
By 2006, tens of thousands of American men and
women had learned things that enabled them to lawfully stop
paying the tax, and to recover everything withheld or paid-in in
connection with the tax-- Social security and Medicare
Refund checks of every penny,
interest where appropriate, were arriving daily in American mailboxes across the
country from federal and state treasuries alike.
Faced with a widening and otherwise unstoppable
hemorrhage in government revenue and power resulting from the spread of
this previously buried information about the income tax (which they
saw as a problem), the corrupt conspirators in the executive and
judiciary decided to abuse the powers of their offices in an
effort to suppress the inconvenient
INITIALLY, THESE CORRUPT ACTORS had attempted to
solve their problem by pretending the inconvenient information
CtC was wrong, fit the statutory standards for "promotion
of an abusive tax shelter", and could be enjoined on that basis.
During the first two years the book was in print these folks brought actions toward
that end in several different courts, including those of Nancy
Edmunds and Victoria Roberts in the Federal District Court for
the Eastern District of Michigan.
However, these contrived assaults
failed. Each ended with a government motion for the dismissal of
its own bogus suit. See documentation of these assaults and
NOW FOR MOST FOLKS, being repeatedly defeated in
their initial series of bogus attacks on the accurate content of
a book, however inconvenient that content might be to their
ambitions, would be the end of the story. But some State
operatives just can't abide not having their own way.
And after all, what is at stake here is trillions
of dollars of wealth, and all the power that goes with it.
Operatives in the State apparatus have gotten very accustomed to
luxuriating in all that wealth and exercising all that power by
exploiting the widespread ignorance of income tax law which the
"inconvenient" revelations in
were curing in most everyone who read the book.
THE PERPS BEGAN THE NEW ASSAULT with a series of
fraudulent claims in an unprecedented lawsuit complaint, served
on the author of
CtC and his wife four days before "tax day" in
2006. As its basis for being brought in the first place
(something closely circumscribed under the law) the complaint
asserted that the couple secured complete refunds of amounts
withheld in 2002 and 2003 by catching the government napping.
The DOJ operatives responsible claimed that the
government didn't know the
couple had had earnings those years. They said the government
wasn't really paying attention to those unique tax
forms showing $0 in "wages" and thousands of dollars of
withholdings, and just issued the refunds without thinking
They said no official interest was piqued by the
fact that the claims for refunds included Social
Security and Medicare withholdings--something never before
claimed or refunded in history. And they said this all happened
by unconscious mistake despite the fact that these claims and
refunds were made by, and to, the guy their agency
had been simultaneously attempting to shut down
with the bogus "abuse tax shelter promotion" assault.
Needless to say, these "validating"
assertions in the government's lawsuit complaint were flat-out
lies. Evidence is hardly needed to substantiate this in light of
the foregoing, but see
Plainly, the returns in question were pored-over
intensely, and ultimately were acknowledged as being perfectly
valid and correct.
LYING ABOUT HOW THE REFUNDS WERE MADE wasn't
enough, of course. There had to be an allegation of taxes owed.
So, another big lie was called for.
For the fraudulent allegation that
the couple had earned tax-related "income" and owed taxes,
the DOJ conspirators produced what was purported to be an IRS
"Examination Report" saying this, and
entered it into the record of the case. But anyone who actually
read the accompanying
"declaration" of the anonymous "preparer" (who admitted to be
using a fake name for some unexplained reason) would discover
in fact, no actual examination had been made.
So, both the assertion that the refunds were made
in error and that the couple actually owed tax were fraudulent.
Instead, the evidence shows that the educated filings reclaiming
everything withheld and determining that no tax-relevant
"income" had been received (other than the interest and dividend
gains shown on the returns) were correct in every respect and
actually undisputed as such.
BUT THE LIES ABOUT ERROR AND TAX LIABILITY were
just the window-dressing part of the show. All the foregoing was
heinous, to be sure, but the real purpose of the whole affair
was in no way the mere illegal imposition of the income tax
against this one couple, and the recapture of their measly
The real purpose of the schemer's "lawsuit"
was the delivery of a giant lie to the American public in order
to prevent more people from reading CtC and learning the
individual-empowering, state-restraining truth about the real
nature and application of the income tax.
So, in addition to the fraudulent assertion that
the couple's returns and claims were "false", there was another
side to the "complaint", with two components. One was a
mendacious assertion that
makes the absurd claims that "wages are not income" and that
"only federal, state and local government workers are subject to
the income tax".
See the lies
here, and the truth
The other "keep Americans in the dark and in the
yoke" component of the conspirators' "lawsuit" ploy was a
request for two unprecedented, grossly speech- conscience- and
due-process-rights-violating injunctions from the court.
By one of these requested injunctions the author of
CtC and his wife would be ordered to repudiate their
freely-made declarations of belief concerning the taxable
character of their earnings and made to instead declare-- over
their own signatures-- that they believed that all their
earnings are taxable. By the other, the couple would be
threatened with a 'contempt-of-court" charge if they ever
testified in a fashion the conspirators didn't like in a future
tax-related matter (by virtue of the pretense that any
disfavored testimony on a tax form would be based on the notions
they had falsely ascribed to
Never before in American history have the
contents of a book been the subject of a deliberate
misrepresentation in a formal legal filing by government
Never before in American history have government officials asked
a court to dictate the content of anyone's testimony, or hang a
threat over anyone should they testify in ways the officials
don't like in the future.
Of course, you would think that the judge presiding
over this "lawsuit" with its bogus documents and assertions, and
plainly lawless and unconstitutional requests would throw it out
while holding her nose, and sanction, if not propose criminal
charges against those responsible... Unfortunately, you'd be
Unsurprisingly (it having been written by the
plaintiff), Edmunds' "judgment" makes "judicial findings" of
every single assertion in the complaint. It also includes the
rights-gutting, law-defying injunctions, as well. See them
NOW THE CONSPIRATORS are off to the races. National
press releases are issued trumpeting
CtC's "defeat in court". Government trolls begin creating
websites touting the "judicial findings" and doing everything
possible to spread the lies. The "tax honesty" communities on
the net are infected with the lies, which therefore take hold in
the alt-media community. The "tax-trouble remediation" industry
is especially well-dosed with this Kool-Aid.
In every way they can think of, those behind this
conspiracy have been working feverishly for years now to prevent
the American public from realizing the liberating truth about
the broadly-loathed but equally-broadly misunderstood income
tax. They have been working equally hard to intimidate those who
know the truth into relinquishing their rights to speak freely
and to assert and defend their interests in legal contests over
whether or not they are liable for any tax.
And yet, all the while, Americans across the
country who aren't so stupid as to take on faith
anything chucked-up by government officials, especially anything
which, if other than how the officials portrayed it, would
threaten the power and perks of those same officials, and
have actually read
SO, THERE YOU HAVE THE CRIME of the century-- which
is not what's been done to Pete Hendrickson, the author of
CtC, or his wife, Doreen. Those two have certainly been
the victims of crimes (see
here), and these vicious crimes continue to this day (and
deeply threaten the rights of every single American). But
the crime of the century is not against them.
The crime of the century-- the really BIG crime--
is against YOU, and your children. It is YOU who are being
deliberately and systematically lied to, for the specific
purpose of keeping you in ignorant subjugation to an
exploitative scheme by which corrupt elements of the political
class, their cronies and their clients have been fleecing you
for vast amounts of wealth throughout your entire life.
Pretty heinous, isn't it?
Are you going to stand for it?
NOTE II: It should be kept in mind going
forward that every adverse, scary or scornful thing you've ever
heard about CtC has come from the minds, mouths and hands
of the same folks whose frauds are documented above, or is based
on their efforts. Those folks have been struggling hard since
2003 to keep you from realizing that the actual legitimate
institutional responses to
CtC are what you see here, and to keep you from thinking about what
you will find
In light of
the actual evidence, those
who doubt or
deny the accuracy and correctness of
because government officials make weaselly
representations against 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.
June 29- In 1767, the
British Parliament passes the "Townshend Acts", imposing taxes
on many common items imported into the American colonies,
shifting the payment of public officials from local communities
to the British government (out of the new tax revenue), and
reaffirming the use of "writs of assistance"-- general warrants
used by tax agents to conduct "fishing expedition" searches
without probable cause. These measures prompted extreme
reactions and resistance by the colonists, and contributed
significantly to the development of revolutionary sentiment. In
1956, the U.S. Interstate Highway System is born. In 2006, the
United States Supreme Court rules in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld that the
Bush administration's plans to try Guantanamo Bay prisoners in
military tribunal Star-Chamber proceedings violates both U.S.
and international law.
ARE YOU JUST LEARNING ABOUT the crime against your
rights and the rule of law by means of a heinous crime by which
Doreen Hendrickson is being victimized? Get up to speed with
this, and this film:
The longer but much more comprehensive and
question-answering backstory (the "why" history leading up to
this unprecedented assault on the First Amendment and principles
of due process) can be found
DOREEN'S ADDRESS: Doreen Hendrickson 48564-039, FPC
Alderson A-4, P.O. Box A, Alderson, WV 24910. She would love
to hear your encouragement, uplift, appreciation and solidarity.
DO YOU NOTICE THAT MESSAGE ON THE T-SHIRT being
worn by the lovely model of the 'I Stand with Doreen'
care-bracelet? It reads, THINK. It's not illegal yet!
But you know what? The charge against Doreen is an
effort by the state to make it so.
Doreen was charged, remember, with
criminally-refusing to cede control of her expressions to the
state. Now, I'll grant you that technically her thoughts would
remain her own, but if the state can dictate what everyone says,
then pretty soon that atmosphere of controlled expressions will
result in first influencing, and then ultimately controlling
what everyone thinks.
If the State gets away with establishing the
precedent that every written expression-- even just those on
testimonial instruments-- can be required to echo the state's
preferred view of things, the fate of free thinking and liberty
is obvious (and it's not good).
Think about it, while you still can.
SOME FOLKS HAVE ASKED FOR A RUN-DOWN on where
things stand in Doreen's case right now. The answer is: In a
Doreen is entitled to bond pending her appeal if
she is able to show a few simple things, all of which are easily
shown in her case. But there's a catch-- the district court
judge who is responsible for engineering Doreen's conviction,
and therefore whose acts are those complained of and discussed
as the basis for Doreen's entitlement to bond, is the one to
whom the motion must be presented. So there's rather a perverse
incentive at work here, built into the system on the high-flying
fictional notion that all these judges are impartial and fair
respecters of the law.
Only once that judge rules can the matter than be
taken over her head to her supervisors, who, while themselves
not necessarily paragons of virtue, at least aren't
personally-responsible for the offenses, and so might actually
Needless to say, in the interest of justice, a
motion for bond pending appeal should be ruled on before a
defendant starts serving any sentence for the conviction being
challenged as invalid. After all, a defendant who proves to be
innocent as a result of the appeal process (or even just not
validly convicted) shouldn't suffer five minutes of a sentence
based on that invalid conviction.
But guess what? The judge who presided over
Doreen's show trial is just sitting on the motion for bond
pending appeal! Doreen is sitting in prison, and we can't take
the bond pending appeal issue to the circuit court to get her
out, because this judge won't issue a ruling and open the door
to going over her head.
Those interested can see the Motion for Bond
here; the government's response
here; and our reply
here. (Bear in mind that this type of motion only needs to
present even just one appealable issue, not all that are
available, so we presented only three out of the many solid
reasons Doreen should get this relief.)
UPDATE: On Tuesday, June 9, a petition for a writ
of mandamus was fed-ex'd to the appellate court explaining what
was going on with Victoria Roberts sitting on Doreen's motion.
Roberts was copied. Wednesday morning, within an hour of getting
her copy, Roberts issued the long-withheld ruling on the Bond
Motion. She denied it, as expected, but now at least we will be
able to go to the appellate court for a ruling on that issue...
here's the memorandum of law filed with that motion to the
Here is the government's "response".
Here is our reply.
PRO TIP: Whether or
not a person owes income tax is NEVER simply a
matter of whether that person received money. It is
ALWAYS a matter of whether money was received for
the conduct of a taxable activity. Therefore, IF a
tax liability is asserted, it is ALWAYS a matter
which must be proven-- IF the person alleged to owe
the tax says he or she did not receive the money at
issue from the conduct of a taxable activity.
OF NECESSITY, I AM ASKING FOR HELP with Doreen's
legal expenses. It is my experience that when the name
Hendrickson appears on the caption, courts find themselves under
pressure from their clients to creatively misunderstand
arguments or authorities. Thus, my requests for oral arguments
in the appellate court have always been denied whenever I have
handled my own cases. I am sure the same would be true for
Doreen. But I believe it is harder for the courts to refuse such
requests when put by a licensed attorney admitted to practice
before a given court.
Partly for that reason, and partly to enjoy
the benefit of his many years of experience and excellent
quality of work, we have retained a lawyer I know well and deem
to be an honorable man, and who is committed to working closely
with me on Doreen's appeal. All his good qualities
notwithstanding, though, Mark is not free, or even cheap.
Thus, I am asking all those who can and care to do
so to help as much as you can. Donations can be sent to Peter
Hendrickson at 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382.
Mark "legal expenses" on the memo line or an accompanying note
and you'll get back a specially-made "care bracelet" bearing the
message "I STAND WITH DOREEN" and an icon of an American Eagle
(pictured at the beginning of this commentary),
which will help you engage in conversations with others about
just what is going on here, and will ultimately become a
treasured remembrance of your participation in important events,
WARRIOR BRIAN WRIGHT has set up a 'GoFundMe'
account for legal expense donations from those preferring to
contribute using plastic. Find his article and the link to the
MY HEARTFELT THANKS TO EVERYONE who has been
helping get the word out to journalists.
is the latest piece for distribution to news organizations (and
my thanks to the most excellent Tim O'Brien for putting this one
is the one calling for interposition by Michigan (which is still
a viable issue, even with Doreen presently in custody-- the
state can still make a presentation to the federal appellate
court upholding the First Amendment and demanding that it be
fully respected and obeyed in Doreen's case, which would result
in her release and the dismissal of the outrageous charge
against her). The entire backstory and drill-down on what went
on in Doreen's trials can be found
Let me put this issue to you in a way that might
resonate where my earlier entreaties have apparently not:
You want judges, bureaucrats, CPAs, lawyers, the HR
people where you work, your pastors, your neighbors and everyone
else to acknowledge the truth about the tax openly and
straightforwardly. How and why would these folks do this if YOU
You want these folks to learn the truth. Why would
they even recognize that there is a truth to be learned if you
won't attest to having learned it yourself? You've got to stand
up, face forward and chin up and tell these folks that you have
studied and checked and verified and seen the evidence and seen
the government evasions and you know that the tax is not the
capitation that the beneficiary government wants everyone to
think it is but a benign, but strictly limited thing, and that
they need to study and learn that, too.
If you have victories to show, that's nice, and
powerful, too. But you don't have to have victories to display
in order to declare your knowledge of what the law says. I've
never flown around the world, but I've seen the evidence and
considered the arguments, and I'm not hesitant to declare it a
Even those of you who haven't yet studied
CtC have surely read
this short document, and have verified everything
in it for yourself. You should therefore be declaring its
veracity and its message, loud and proud. Again, if you won't
say it, how can you hope that others will ever even bother to
look at the facts?
Be the change you want to see in the world,
or there won't be any change.
Finally: Fear nothing but God. And God demands from
you truth and the courage to speak the truth. As Martin Luther
King Jr. said,
"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to
I HOPE EVERYONE IS TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY to raise
the consciousness of their interlocutors with the "Why?" point
when discussing what's being done to Doreen. Find some words on
As always, the corrupt always go too far for their
own good with their evil-- at least, too far for their own good
if people like you and me make use of their excesses. Here, this
can be done by helping others recognize that the degree of
nakedness in defiance of the law being revealed in the assault
on Doreen would only happen as a desperate effort to evade a
very real threat to the vampire state-- a threat as unlike any
as potent on behalf of liberty as the violations by the
state in its efforts to evade that threat are unlike any others.
from Amazing Spider-Man #537
"A free people claim their rights as derived from
the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief
June 30- In 1805,
Michigan is organized as a United States Territory. In 1859,
Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope. In 1882,
Charles Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the
assassination of President James Garfield. In 1934, Hitler
purges Germany of his political rivals on the 'Night of the Long
Knives'. In 1953, the first Corvette rolls off the assembly
line in Flint, Michigan. In 1997, Britain turns Hong Kong over
to The People's Republic of China.
PEOPLE!! I ask each of you to take a moment
RIGHT NOW and email Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras,
urging them to take notice of what gets posted on these
pages every week. Maybe hearing from all of the thousands
upon thousands of Americans and others around the world who
get these newsletters, all demanding the attention of these
journalists to the same subject will bump one or both of
them into waking to this hugely-important story.
Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax
has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's
ministerial community. This must change.
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?
July 1- In 1863, the
Battle of Gettysburg begins. In 1870, the United States
Department of Justice (sic) begins official operations. In
1921, the Communist Party of China is founded. In 1931, United
Airlines begins to do business (as Boeing Air Transport). In
1963, United States Postal Service ZIP codes are introduced. In
1968, the CIA's 'Phoenix Program' of terrorism and assassination
begins its first campaign, in South Vietnam. In 1979, Sony
introduces the 'Walkman' portable, personal CD player.
Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the
well-funded disinformation specialists
Are You Having Trouble Spreading The
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
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...
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
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."
A teacher asked
her 6th grade class how many of them were fans of Big Government.
Not really knowing what a Big Government fan is, but wanting to be liked by
teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for TJ.
The teacher asked TJ why he has decided to be different...again.
TJ said, "Because I'm not a fan of Big Government."
The teacher asked, "Why aren't you a fan of Big Government?"
TJ said, "Because I'm a libertarian."
The teacher asked him why he's a libertarian. TJ answered, "Well,
my Dad's a libertarian and my Mom's a libertarian, so I'm a libertarian."
Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked, "If your dad were a moron and
your mom were an idiot, what would that make you?"
With a big smile, TJ replied, "That would make me a fan of Big
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.
ONLY ONE THING WILL WIN YOU YOUR LIBERTY:
Spreading the truth. Accordingly, I've assembled
outreach resources into a new, dedicated page. Find it
here, and please, USE THESE TOOLS!! I can't
do this all by myself.
"In a time of
universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary
SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz
to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States
"income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family!
Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the
Aaaagh! Enough. I keep reading that I should Honor Our
Troops. On airline flights, I am asked to applaud Our Young Men in
Uniform. Why, for God’s sake? What have Our Troops done for me
except cause me great embarrassment, cost money better spent on
anything else, and kill millions of people that I have had no
interest in killing? For this I am to thank them?
No, they don’t have noble motives. Men join the
military because they need a job, because they want money for
college or because they are bored or want to prove their manhood or
go to exotic places and get laid. Basic training, jump school, being
a tank gunner or doing nocturnal scuba insertions are much more
appealing to a young man than selling fan belts at the NAPA outlet.
Patriotism? “Love of country” is an after-market
add-on, good for a drink or a pat on the back at the Legion--nothing
more than an expression of the pack instinct that makes men in all
places and times join in groups to fight other groups. The pack
instinct is why tribal warfare is continual among primitive peoples,
why war, otherwise inexplicable, remains incessant between modern
countries. It is why the gangs of young males in Chicago mirror
military hierarchy, with territory to be expanded or defended, with
leaders and insignia (e.g. black and god jackets for the Latin Kings
), with hand signs to signify identify and loyalty. It is why people
join screaming mobs in political conventions, why they become
wildly emotional over football teams consisting largely of convicted
felons who have nothing to do with the city.
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?
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
July 2- In 1776, the
Continental Congress adopts a resolution of independence from
Great Britain. In 1937, Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan make
their last radio transmission from somewhere over the Pacific.
In 1962, the first Wal-Mart opens. In 1964, Lyndon Johnson
signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 1976, North and South
Vietnam merge to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. In
2002, Steve Fossett flies solo and nonstop around the world in a
The Eighth Annual CtC
Warrior Declaration Day* Party Is Coming Up Fast!!
Once again, the party's at
Pete and Doreen's place; and this year we'll do it on
Saturday, July 4.
If you're a CtC Warrior on
my email list, YOU'RE INVITED!!
Doreen and I will supply the dogs,
the chips, some fun and games, and maybe even some
fireworks, if the township's schedule is as friendly to ours
as it has been in the past. You bring your love of liberty,
your conversation, and your kids, too!
If you're within striking distance
of SE Michigan and care to join us, please RSVP to newskid
'@' losthorizons.com ASAP, with "Party" in the subject line,
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*Declaration Day: The day the American colonists expressed
their intention to be free and individually sovereign at any
cost, even that of their lives. Although it is true that an
important kind of independence was realized that day, it was
an independence of the spirit only. Nobody found themselves
free to go about their business the next day, unmolested in
the exercise of their new liberty due to having laid their
claim to that liberty. It was not until many bloody years
after formally declaring that they
"...hold these truths to be self-evident, that all
men are created equal, that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among
these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness;"
"That to secure these rights, Governments are
instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from
the consent of the governed,"
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes
destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People
to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new
Government, laying its foundation on such principles and
organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall
seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness;"
that Americans actually found themselves able to exercise a
true, hard-won independence.
The declaration was the key and critical first step. It put
the sacred honor of the declarants at stake in their
faithful enforcement of that bold resolution. Once having
"...when a long train of abuses and usurpations,
pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to
reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is [the
people's] right, it is their duty, to throw off such
Government, and to provide new guards for their future
there's no going back to subordination with one's honor
Thus we properly celebrate the 4th of July as the
anniversary of the public announcement of the
revolutionary's momentous decision. But it is equally
proper to be mindful that independence was merely the
destination on the horizon toward which the colonists
resolutely set their course that day. It was only faithful,
stubborn, come-hell-or-high-water-enforcement that actually
secured-- seven long years and much hell-and-high-water
later-- the practical reality of the independence bravely
declared in that summer of 1776.
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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:/p>
July 3- In 1775, George
Washington takes command of the Continental Army. In 1778,
British Loyalists massacre 360 American patriots in Wyoming
Valley, Pennsylvania. In 1884, the Dow Jones publishes its
first stock average. In 1890, Idaho is admitted to the union as
the 43rd of the several states. In 1952, the United States
Congress approves what passes for Puerto Rico's Constitution.
In 1988, the USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air flight 655 over
the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 aboard. In 2013, the first
legitimately-elected president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi-- the
democratic choice of Egyptians after their ouster of US-backed
dictator Hosni Mubarak-- is overthrown in a coup by Mubarak's
still-entrenched military and judicial apparatus. The US
promptly announced its approval, bizarrely describing the event
as a "restoration of democracy".
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'?"
July 4- In 1776, the Declaration of
Independence is formally adopted by the Second Continental
Congress. In 1826, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both pass
from among us. In 1845, Henry David Thoreau begins his two-year
sojourn at Walden Pond. In 1862, Lewis Carroll spins a yarn for
Alice Liddell. In 1934, the engineering for an atomic bomb is
patented by Leo Szilard. In 1946, 48 years after the United
States claimed ownership of the Philippines and crushed
resistance to its occupation at the cost of a million dead
Filipinos, the country is granted independence.
"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."
Adams, Architect of the First American Revolution
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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
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.
rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane
pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative
force behind a small
card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several
Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife
and two children. He is currently working on his next