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I wonder how many Americans have ever reflected on the implications
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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February 8- In 1692, a doctor in Salem Village,
Massachusetts suggests that two daughters of the village
minister may be suffering from bewitchment. In 1865, Delaware
votes to reject the Thirteenth Amendment and continue the
practice of slavery. In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America is
incorporated. In 1922, the first radio is installed in the
White House by President Warren Harding. In 1978, United States
Senate proceedings are broadcast on radio for the first time.
In 1993, General Motors (then a private company) sues NBC over a
"Dateline" episode, alleging that the show's producers rigged GM
vehicles to catch fire after crashes. NBC settles the next day.
Anniversaries of interest for
each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter
Any person who shall commit the crime of treason
against this state shall be punished by imprisonment in a state
prison for life. No person shall be convicted of treason unless
upon the testimony of 2 witnesses to the same overt act, or on
confession in open court.
Nothing fundamentally remarkable about the
appearance of this law on Michigan's books, of course-- after
all, treason against the state is identified as a crime in
Article 1, § 22 Treason; definition, evidence.
Sec. 22. Treason against the state shall consist
only in levying war against it or in adhering to its enemies,
giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of
treason unless upon the testimony of two witnesses to the same
overt act or on confession in open court.
Still, I wonder how many folks have reflected
on the clarity that state Constitutional provisions against
treason furnish to the legal reality that the union states are
free-standing, sovereign nations with independent interests and
obligations entirely distinct from those of the United States.
After all, such provisions in state Constitutions show that
treason against the United States-- the political and
governmental entity headquartered in Washington, DC-- isn't
necessarily treason against Michigan (or any other state), and
SO, SERIOUS FEDERALISM is a legal reality for
everyone in the USA. Nonetheless, I've always had the sense that
the institutional structure whose voice I am compelled to hear
everywhere I go and all the time has been steadily striving to
undermine public understanding of this fact.
I've had the sense, especially over the last 50
years, that the big, ubiquitous institutional voice here in
America has been trying hard to condition everyone to accept the
false notion that the USA is a monolithic, fused polity-- a
single nation with uniform and singular interests determined and
declared by the "United States government". In other words, that
institutional voice has been trying to bleed the states of
power, authority and independence, and gather all power in Mordo...
I mean, Washington.
Now, I'm going out on a limb here, but doesn't an
effort to bleed power, authority and independence from a state--
accomplished as a practical fact simply by convincing enough of
the population that all power and authority resides
elsewhere, even without any formal, "on paper" alteration in the
distribution of these things-- amount to at least a form of
making war on the state? Doesn't it amount to some form of
adhering to its enemies?
I'm making no accusations, mind you. And frankly,
the manner in which such bad behavior is practiced would be very
hard to qualify or quantify, especially given the muddiness
already generated in the waters such inquiries would have to
But I think an appreciation of these concerns might
suggest to those who take the rule of law seriously, and who
respect the Founders' vision of how to safely and effectively
subordinate government to the overriding interest of liberty,
that advocacy or habits of deference to-- or aggrandizement of--
Washington and the United States legislature, executive and
courts by state officials should be looked upon with a very
jaundiced eye. Such things might not rise to the level of
treason, but they certainly should raise questions about whether
the loyalties of those officials really lie where they should.
Another real American shares the liberating truth,
and some serious inspiration
YOU WILL HAVE NOTED JEREMY'S ANNOUNCEMENT IN THIS
VIDEO of his multiple victories thus far. These include IRS
acknowledgements of zero income and zero tax liability for four
years now, as well as complete refunds of everything withheld
from Jeremy and given over to Georgia during two years in
connection with the income tax.
Here is Jeremy's complete refund from Georgia of
everything withheld from him during 2011, plus interest, which
was issued on January 22:
Here is the filing that produced this victory in enforcing
the rule of law-- that is, in enforcing the actual
Constitutional provisions controlling the ability of the federal
government to assert and collect unapportioned taxes (and that
of state governments acting under federal permission to lay
claim to a portion of the same things the feds tax as "income").
Jeremy's complete refund of everything withheld
from him and turned over to Georgia during 2013, plus interest,
which was issued on December 11, 2015, can be seen below:
The filing which produced this victory for the rule
of law can be seen
It will have been noted that Jeremy included an IRS
transcript for each year involved in
his Georgia filings. Both showed the IRS's own calculations and
conclusions that Jeremy had received no "income" for those years
and had no tax liability, after having examined his federal
filings for those years.
Transcripts showing the same
conclusions concerning Jeremy's examined filings for 2012 and
2014 can be seen
here. The federal filings involved in all of these years can
be seen as follows:
Jeremy is still waiting for the return of what was
withheld and given to the feds for three of these years, but the
United States has already made its admissions/acknowledgements,
so in due course those checks should arrive.
HATS OFF to Jeremy Lee, a real American and a real
man, who rises to the animating contest for freedom and rejects
the "tranquility" of servitude. Jeremy joins
the ever-greater host of grown-up Americans who have stood,
acted and shared. I love the smell of righteous
courage in the morning!
P.S. Speaking of real Americans and rising to warrior-work: C'mon,
people! Get those Operation Uki Goshi videos into me!!!
P.P.S. The "misunderstandings" page to which Jeremy refers in his
video can be found
Tim Kendrick has posted
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.
"McFloyd" on who got the tax wrong, and who gets it
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
February 9- In 1737, Thomas Paine is born. In 1775, the British
Parliament declares Massachusetts to be in rebellion. In 1861,
Jefferson Davis is elected Provisional President of the
Confederate States of America. In 1889, the USDA is established
as a cabinet-level federal agency. In 1942, Daylight Savings
Time goes into effect in the United States. In 1950, Senator
Joseph McCarthy declares the United States States Department to
be riddled with communists. In 1965, the first United States
ground combat troops begin making their way to South Vietnam
(there had been "advisors" there for some time already). In
1991, Lithuania declares independence from the USSR.
The IRS and SSA Share A Nice
Institutional Acknowledgement Of CtC
It's always gratifying when these agencies just
come right out and admit the truth...
But sometimes other forms of acknowledgement are
presented. Today we're going to look at one of these more
unusual varieties, an example of which was recently sent to one
of those real Americans who are standing up to enforce the
THE GOOD FELLOW WHO RECEIVED the unusual
acknowledgement at which we're about to look is an accomplished
upholder of the law. He has three proudly-posted victories to
his credit so far since learning the truth about the tax a few
years ago, successfully overcoming false assertions that his
earnings were subject to the income tax, and recovering
everything withheld from him in connection with that tax during
each of those three years.
But for today, this gentleman's name is going to go
unmentioned, because despite the IRS having faced the truth
concerning his earnings for each of those other years (after
subjecting each claim to the agency's routine rigorous scrutiny),
for some reason the IRS employee that began to process this
man's 2012 filing has been dragging his or her feet. A lawsuit
is in progress, and what we're going to look at is relevant to
that. Our friend doesn't want to show his hand too soon.
So, there is no name to show until this contest is
over. But the chink in the tax agency's stonewall that was
revealed a few weeks ago will be of great interest to all
WITHOUT ANY PROMPTING, and to our hero's
considerable surprise, out of the blue and into the mailbox came
a notice from the Social Security Administration announcing the
IRS acknowledgment that our hero's earnings as a contractor in
2012 don't qualify as IRC-defined "self-employment income" (the
kind of contractor pay that is subject to the tax). Our hero's
educated rebuttal of the contrary "1099-MISC" assertions of his
payer, on which the tax agency had been mindlessly relying, has
This kind of inter-agency acknowledgement happens
constantly. But for the filer to get notice of it is rare.
The SSA's accounting of taxable earnings
used to calculate any benefits for which our friend might someday
want to apply has been reduced accordingly, of course. But even
if the gentleman hasn't already accumulated the maximum credit
(as many folks of a certain age have done long since, over years
of suffering the misapplication of the tax prior to learning the
truth) I don't think he minds...
Here's the notice:
Isn't it nice when these bureaucrats finally give
up on lying and stonewalling and just do the right thing?
Frankly, I'm as happy for the one that found the right path to
walk here as I am for our hero.
P. S. Want more?
Click here to see some even more fascinating
acknowledgements by the IRS of the complete accuracy of the
liberating truth about the income tax revealed in
CtC. If you've got what it takes to recognize "back-door"
this page, too.
True American Joe Black Testifies And Shares Victories For
Liberty And The Rule Of Law
...as every American
EDUCATED AMERICAN GROWN-UP JOE BLACK has
stood up and acted to enforce the law upon its domestic
enemies-- or, at least, upon agencies of the state whose
operators seem to happily exploit ignorance and mis-apply the
law at every chance for their personal benefit.
Get inspired and encouraged by Joe's video sharing his spirit,
his testimony and the acknowledgements he has secured:
Find more testimonial videos
here, and please, people, share these around as widely as
you can. To learn what, how and why to share your own testimony
(with or without mere practical victories to go along with the
far more important spiritual victories that are the real heart
You, like most folks, have been fooled into inadvertently
agreeing that your economic activities are exercises of
privilege, thereby allowing the tax to be applied to your
earnings. Why is this so hard for you to admit?
I GUESS THESE ACTUALLY LEAD TO A THIRD SIMPLE QUESTION: If you
really feel that all these things of which you complain are so
bad, why are you not helping more Americans understand the
nature of the tax and the ill effects of it being misunderstood
Learn how and why you should ask every journalist in the
so-called "alt-media" these questions
PRO TIP: By the
physics of the law, an indirect tax is necessarily a
privilege tax. Here's why:
The distinction between a
direct tax and an indirect tax is incidence. A
direct tax arises by the direct imposition of the
taxer, without any election of the taxed (other than
that of authorizing the taxing power in the first
indirect tax arises by the taxed
choosing to to do
something by which the taxer's claim is then
created. The choice that is a valid object of an
indirect tax can't be anything done as an exercise
of an untaxable right. Nor can it be any activity of
necessity. A tax on anything done by necessity would
arise not by actual election of the taxed but simply
because the tax had been imposed by the taxer. Such
a tax, whatever it may be called, would be in actual
substance a direct tax, even if one that arose only
intermittently. Think of a tax on eating, for
example, or working, or engaging in trade with
others (all of which are things done by right as
well as by necessity, but you get the point).
What is left as the
valid object of an indirect tax is the exercise of
privilege-- something done not by right, and
therefore done by the permission of the taxer (who,
due to being possessed of an ownership right in the
thing being permitted, is entitled to claim of
portion of the proceeds when the thing is profitably
"[Although the Legislature
may declare as privileges and tax as such for State
revenue purposes those pursuits and occupations that
are not matters of common right], the Legislature
has no power to declare as a privilege and tax for
revenue purposes occupations that are of common
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...
PRO TIP: The
argument that a concept explicitly given a statutory
definition for purposes of this or that chapter or
"title" has the same meaning as the common word the
legislature has borrowed for its label-- which
meaning plainly didn't suit the legislature's
purposes, hence its replacement-- is a preposterous
reading of the law.
“It is axiomatic that the
statutory definition of the term excludes unstated
meanings of that term.”
Meese v. Keene, 481
U.S. 465 (1987);
“[W]e are not at liberty to
put our gloss on the definition that Congress
provided by looking to the generally accepted
meaning of the defined term.”
Tenn. Prot. & Advocacy Inc. v. Wells,
371 F.3d 342 (6th Cir. 2004).
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
February 10- In 1933,
New York City's Postal Telegraph Co. introduces the "Singing
Telegram". In 1962, captured United States spy Francis Gary
Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. In
1996, 'Deep Blue' becomes the first computer to defeat a chess
grandmaster (Garry Kasparov).
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.
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,
and she can even be sent paperback books, as long as the
envelope in which they are packaged has clearly written at the
top: Paperback Book Enclosed.
Anyone wanting to send Doreen a few dollars for her
commissary account (with which she can get better food, soft
drinks, clothes and other amenities) can do so by mailing a
money order made payable to Doreen Hendrickson 48564039. Mail
Federal Bureau of Prisons,
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001
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).
February 11- In 1808,
anthracite coal is tested for use as a fuel. In 1812,
Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry introduces the practice of
redrawing legislative districts for the political advantage of
the party currently in power. In 1861, in an effort to stave
off the dissolution of the union, the United States House of
Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing
non-interference with slavery in any state (this was futile, as
the secessionist movement was mostly over the inequities of
federal tax policy). In 1937, General Motors ends a 44-day
sit-down strike by recognizing the United Auto Workers union.
In 1941, the first 'Gold Record' is won by Glenn Miller's
'Chattanooga Choo Choo'. In 1990, Nelson Mandela is released
after 27 years in prison in South Africa. In 2006, Dick Cheney
shoots his attorney in the face with a shotgun while hunting
quail. In 2011, US-backed Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak
resigns after 30 years in power in the face of massive popular
protests against his regime.
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Do you have a victory to share?
here to learn how to do so.
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or speed-bumped, you can still be recognized! Go
here to learn what to do.
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?
Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the
well-funded disinformation specialistss
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
February 12- In 1733,
James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, and its first city, Savannah.
In 1818, Supreme Director of Chile Bernardo O'Higgins signs the
Chilean Declaration of Independence from Spain. In 1879, the
first artificial ice rink in North America opens at New York's
Madison Square Gardens. In 1909, the NAACP is founded. In
1924, Calvin Coolidge becomes the first U.S. President to
deliver a political speech by radio. In 1961, the USSR launches
the Venera 1 to survey Venus. In 1999, the U.S. Senate declines
to impeach Bill Clinton. In 2000, the last 'Peanuts' strip goes
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."
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
JOB ONE, PEOPLE!!! SPREAD. THE. WORD.
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
"Income" Tax IQ!
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
Have you been trained to give automatic respect and
deference to the pronouncements of courts? Get over it.
The Bottoson Effect
by Joseph Margulies
Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court struck down the
Florida death penalty statute. As usual, the story that matters
about this decision is the one that hasn’t been told.
You have probably never heard of Linroy Bottoson. He
was executed by the State of Florida December 9, 2002. Bottoson’s
execution was just another in a long series of forgotten killings
since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
Sixty-one men and two women preceded him to the gallows that year,
and seven more would follow before the year ended. Nothing about his
case has ever attracted the attention of the larger world. On the
day he died, the lead story in the New York Times concerned the
insistence by a top advisor to Saddam Hussein that Iraq had no
weapons of mass destruction. The paper of record made no mention of
But Linroy Bottoson nonetheless stands for something
exceedingly important about the death penalty in the United States.
For years, he insisted that his sentence was constitutionally
flawed. For years, the courts turned him away—first the lower
courts, and ultimately the Supreme Court. Eventually, however, the
courts came to the conclusion that Bottoson had been right all
along. By that time, however, he was dead. Bottoson thus exemplifies
the fatal interaction between a man who is constitutionally before
his time and a system that cannot undo its mistakes.
Now ask yourself this: Have you really done
all that you can to
know to also stand up and act in the only way that will really
bring about change in your 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
February 13- In 1866,
Confederate soldier Jesse James and his gang commit their first
bank robbery, targeting a Union militia officer's institution in
Liberty, Missouri. In 1899, Tallahassee, Florida records a
temperature of -2 degrees Fahrenheit. In 1935, Bruno Hauptman
is found guilty of kidnapping and murdering Charles Lindbergh's
baby. In 1960, France tests its first atomic bomb. In 1974,
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is exiled from the USSR. In 1996, CtC
Warrior Thomas Jefferson Hendrickson is born.
Are You Ready
For More Power?
"Peter Hendrickson has done it again! 'Upholding The
Law' does for individual liberties what 'Cracking the Code' did
for tax law compliance: exposes the reader to the unalienable
-Jesse Herron, Bill Of Rights Press, Fort Collins, Colorado
It's Way Past Time For You All To Queue Up!
[Y]ou really need to familiarize yourself with Pete
Hendrickson's absolutely magnificent work at his website and in
his book(s). He has, brilliantly and lucidly, "cracked the
code" regarding the federal income EXCISE tax(es)."
-Mark C. Phillips, JD
"...I find your work fascinatingly simple to understand."
-Jerry Arnowitz, JD
"Your book is a masterpiece!"
-Michael Carver, JD
"Received your book yesterday. Started reading at 11
PM, finished at 4 AM." "I have 16 feet (literally 16'
4.5") of documents supporting just about everything in your
book." "Your book should be required reading for every lawyer
before being admitted to any Bar." "I hope you sell a
million of them."
-John O'Neil Green, JD
“Thanks again for your efforts, Pete. They mean an awful lot
to a lot of people.” “…as an attorney, I am humbled by your
knowledge and ability in navigating the law. THANK YOU for
your hard work and sacrifice.”
-Eric Smithers, JD
"I am an attorney and want to give a testimonial to your
book, which I find to be compelling. I am exercising these
rights for myself and my adult children. I'm even considering
making this my new avenue of law practice."
-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD
Learn what these colleagues already know, then step forward and
become part of a coordinated, mutually-supportive squadron
focused on developing strategy and deploying the law in
courtrooms across the country. There's a lot of suing that
needs doing right now.
Are you ready for a challenge that'll put some real meaning
behind all the effort you went through to get your credentials?
Send me an email.
Have You Taken
A Military, Law Enforcement or Public Office Oath To Uphold And Defend The
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"...)
passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently
opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”
Get your FREE* CtC bumper sticker and help spread the word!
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with costs, that'd be nice, but it's entirely optional...)
The Willingness Of Some People To Trade Liberty For
Convenience Is Without Limit
Some Observations About Current Political Efforts
To Evade The Truth, Such As The "Fair Tax" Scheme
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'?"
February 14- In 1779, James Cook is killed in
Hawaii. In 1803, United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John
Marshall acknowledges that any act by Congress in conflict with
the Constitution is null and void. In 1859, Oregon is admitted
to the union as the 33rd of the several states. In 1876,
Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray each apply for a patent
for the telephone. In 1899, Congress approves the use of voting
machines in federal elections. In 1903, the United States
Department of Commerce and Labor is established. In 1912,
Arizona is admitted to the union as the 48th of the several
states. In 1929, Al Capone's gang commits the St. Valentine's
Day Massacre. In 1989, the first GPS satellite is put into
orbit. In 2011, a popular uprising against the US-backed
dictatorship of Bahrain begins.
"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