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It's that uplifting, strengthening, and networking time again...
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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May 30- In 1431, Joan of Arc is burned at the
stake as a heretic. In 1539, de Soto lands in Tampa Bay. In
1854, Kansas and Nebraska are organized as United States
territories, a first step toward eventually becoming two of the
several American states. In 1859, "Big Ben" sounds the hour for
the first time. In 1911, the first Indianapolis 500 ends, with
Ray Harroun taking first place in his 'Marmon Wasp'. In 1989,
Chinese student protestors unveil the 33-foot-tall "Goddess of
Democracy" statue in Tiananmen Square.
Anniversaries of interest for
each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter
The Ninth Annual CtC
Declaration Day* Party Is Scheduled!!
The party's at Pete and
Doreen's place, and this year we'll do it on Sunday, the 3rd of
If you're on my
newsletter email list, YOU'RE INVITED!!
Doreen and I** will supply the
dogs and the chips. You bring something to share
"potluck", your love of liberty, your conversation, and your
to newscritter '@' losthorizons.com with "Party" in the subject
line, and further details (including Commerce Twp., Michigan
area accommodations) will be provided. (Delete the spaces
and apostrophes in the email address to make it work...)
I hope to see you all
*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 security,"
there's no going back to subordination with one's
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.
**Despite my wording, Doreen will not be with
us physically, only in spirit. But while I had been inclined
to postpone this event for that reason, Doreen has urged me
to carry on and stick to our traditional
schedule, and so I shall.
In some cases CtC has been avoided due to imagining
the truth about the income tax to be too complicated for
confident, competent coverage without a great deal of effort.
In other cases there is prior intellectual
investment in some old and CtC-debunked theory about the nature
of the tax, meaning that making the CtC story known will be an
embarrassment. Or a reluctant journalist may have already
published calls for the abolition of the income tax or the IRS,
which CtC has proven to have been misguided.
Many silent journalists simply haven't ever really
looked at CtC and the enormous body of authority and
proof-of-concept practical evidence with which it is surrounded.
They may well have heard of the book, and may even have been
urged to look more closely. But hey, there are all those troll
posts telling them not to bother. Further, even recognized names
in the "tax honesty" community (who DO have those
prior-investment incentives in play, but certainly don't say so)
tell them to not go there...
The bottom line is that a lot of silent journalists
have been so for very forgivable reasons. They're busy people
and have to implement triage policies in choosing where to spend
their finite supply of attention, and they've been being
discouraged from spending any of it on CtC by the best
discouragers in the business.
BUT THE LATEST SUPPRESSION EFFORT by the
deeply-threatened deep state-- which understands that CtC's
revelations are the actual and only sharpened stake hanging over
its breast, and one to which it has no answer except
suppression-- is different. The assault on Doreen is easy to
understand in its pernicious evil and easy to write about; and
no one has ever made an intellectual investment favoring
In fact, the assault on Doreen pretty-much demands
coverage by any honest journalist or pundit purporting to be of
a natural-or-Constitutional-law-respecting bent. It is beginning
to get that coverage.
SO HERE'S THE GRATIFYING IRONY: It is this latest
and most corrupt-thus-far suppression effort that is cracking
the very same icy wall it is meant to fortify, and pushing CtC's
revelations into the daylight. The simple fact is, reporting on
what is being done to Doreen
demands attention to the question of
why this is being done.
People with even the most modest degree of insight
will recognize that the question is not whether the courts have
legitimate authority to tell someone what she must say on a tax
form and swear she believes true (which everyone knows they do
not), but why any would want to do this (or more
precisely, why the DOJ/IRS that wrote these orders and asked a
judge to issue them would want this done).
After all, people have been saying things on tax
forms which the government would prefer they didn't for as long
as we've had tax forms. Millions don't even fill them out at
all. And yet never before in American history has anyone been
ordered to say particular things on a form (rather than just
ordered to "report your income"), and sign the thing (falsely)
indicating that those particular dictated expressions are her
So, why now? Well,
this is why, of course, and while by itself, even this
astonishing news has been successfully frozen out of
journalistic attention for the reasons listed above, the assault
on Doreen is bringing the heat which is melting that wall.
Scott observed that a tangled web is woven by
deceit. Here, the corrupt "ignorance tax" scammers have finally
woven such a web in defense of Leviathan's deepest and thickest
tap-root that they're starting to trip themselves up in it.
Praise God, pass the ammunition, and crack on. The
People are starting to awaken.
THE EXCELLENT RICK VAN CAMP has penned a powerful
comment in response to G. Edward Griffin's post on Doreen's
case, which I'm very pleased to share:
I am glad Ed Griffin has taken up this
story, along with World Net Daily. I (and many
others) am composing a letter to the AG of the State of
Michigan, Bill Schuette, to initiate an investigation of
this outrageous event, with possible criminal
indictment of several of the participants, including the
two Federal Judges, for suborning Perjury. Which
is, always, a Felony; in All States and Federal
jurisdictions. The AG office has shown great interest in
this case; We shall see what he is made of.
This case strikes at the very heart of the
Rule of Law and our Rights as citizens of the US. If
government can, in the course of prosecuting a citizen
dictate the testimony of the defendant to comply with
the version preferred by the prosecution, then the trial
by Jury under the Law is merely a charade, a sham. All
of you are old enough to remember being taught of
"trials" of this nature that occurred regularly in the
Soviet Union. Well, welcome to the USSA.
That this nearly unbelievable story is not
front and center on every news network in America tells
me all I need to know about the "Free Press", not to
mention the state of the legal profession.
There are no hidden stories here, no
extenuating circumstances or any other reasonable
justification(s); this is, clearly and simply an
outright criminal fraud by IRS/DOJ and the US District
Court to compel a citizen of the United States Of
America to perjure herself in order to advance their
continuing deception of the American people that
protects the river of wealth extracted under the
carefully nurtured but false understanding of the true
nature of the Tax.
Can you imagine the consequences of 300
million Americans awakening to the fact that their
government has been deceiving them since 1943, and has
conscripted every "employer" (and Bank, Savings and Loan
and Credit Union) in the country as participant in this
fraud? Can you imagine, then, what would happen to that
government, even should it survive this revelation, if
it should suddenly lose the 3 Trillion or so it extracts
under deliberately false understanding of a "voluntary"
tax each year?
And what of the 10's of trillions levied
and spent for the past 73 years since the institution of
the Withholding Act?
For most of us, we simply can not conceive
that such a monstrous and deliberate deception is
possible; or that "someone has not discovered this" and
set it straight. Well,
someone has; and he, his wife and their
family are under assault by those agencies of government
that stand to lose everything should the truth be
revealed. Without wishing to add melodrama to this
discussion, just what the Hell did the men and women
under all of those white crosses die for if not for the
right of All Americans to live under a government ruled
by Law, and Laws constructed by the people themselves
through their Representatives, and not the tyranny of a
corrupt and avaricious State that ignores the
fundamental basis of self-government, to be ruled only
by the consent of the governed"?
I ask you all to take the time to learn the
pertinent facts surrounding this astonishing bit of
tyrannical overreach, and
urge the office of Mr. Schuette to investigate,
prosecute and convict all
parties (the very definition of conspiracy) of
any and all charges possible under Statutory and Common
Law. Title 18 of the USC provides for prosecution under
the Law for those who have exceeded their lawful
authority, and Perjury, and any efforts to solicit,
induce or coerce perjury, is always a Felony.
As we honor the sacrifice of those who fell
in defense of this country, let us not forget what they
May 31- In 1279 B.C., Rameses the Great becomes
Pharaoh of Egypt. In 1678 Lady Godiva tours Coventry in the
buff as a protest against oppressive taxation. In 1775, North
Carolina adopts the Mecklenburg Resolution, an act of
nullification that declared all British authority void within
the limits of the state. In 1889, 20 million tons of water
flooded Johnstown, Pennsylvania after a dam collapse, killing
more than 2,000 and destroying much of the town. Unhindered by
federal interference or dependency, the citizenry quickly
recovered and rebuilt.
I Had A Great Meeting With Michigan's
Attorney General's Office Last Week...
Federal officials who break Michigan laws are just
common criminals in the eyes of the state
I HAD AN EXCELLENT HOUR-LONG MEETING with Carter Bundy, a representative of
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. The subject was the
investigation and possible prosecution of the federal judges and
DOJ attorneys who have committed
crimes against Doreen
violation of Michigan laws.
Michigan, like every other state, criminalizes
subornation of perjury, witness tampering and coercion committed
by anyone upon anyone else. The state also criminalizes aiding
and abetting any of these crimes.
There are no exceptions in Michigan criminal law
for government officials, whether foreign or domestic. Nor are
there exceptions if the crimes are committed while "official
duties" are purportedly being performed.
In Doreen's case, of course, no actual "official
duties" were involved at all. The crimes themselves were the
objects of the acting officials.
For instance, the subornation of perjury was
itself the purported "official act" conducted when orders
were issued attempting to control Doreen's testimony.
Everything done to Doreen has always been pure crime,
committed under the mere "color of law".
A selection of Michigan statutes criminalizing
coercion of false testimony can be seen
here. As can be seen by a review of those statutes, what has
been done to Doreen is a slam-dunk smorgasbord of blatant
felonies in violation of Michigan law.
I WILL ADMIT THAT FOR ME this approach to seeking
justice for the criminal assaults on Doreen seemed a stretch.
Not that it lacked anything in theory, mind-- indeed, the
principle involved is about as straightforward as they come.
In fact, the principle involved here is among the
most basic in our American system of government overall:
federalism. This is the division of power in this country into
coexisting and competing (therefore countervailing) forces, with
the feds holding the states accountable when they are abusive to
citizens (something we are all very familiar with) and the
states doing the same to the feds in return (something we see
very little, but only because it has gone out of fashion, not
because it isn't the way things are supposed to work).
Nonetheless, I expected something of a "Huh? You've
got to be kidding!" reaction from the state. Instead, there was
no head-scratching or bemusement at all. Very gratifying.
I'M PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT how this initiative can at
least deter future abuses by arrogant and corrupt federal
officials. In order to optimize the opportunity here, I'm asking
everyone who feels the same to contact Michigan AG Bill
Schuette's office and urge a quick decision in favor of
prosecuting Doreen's abusers. Contact info can be found
This is how it's supposed to work, people. It can
be made to do so, if you help.
"This balance between the National and State
governments ought to be dwelt on with peculiar attention, as it
is of the utmost importance. It forms a double security to the
people. If one encroaches on their rights they will find a
powerful protection in the other. Indeed, they will both be
prevented from overpassing their constitutional limits by a
certain rivalship, which will ever subsist between them."
-Alexander Hamilton, to the New York Ratifying
Convention, June 17, 1788*
*Villain and poltroon though he was overall, here
even Alexander Hamilton gets it right. Significantly, he does so
as part of the argument by which ratification of the US
Constitution was achieved. Thus, it is under this explicit
construction and this construction only, as to this question,
that the Constitution and the federal government which it
brought into being can exercise authority. Any exercise of power
by the federal government, or construction by any court on
behalf of such an exercise, which is contrary to Hamilton's
explanation here is without authority.
P.S. Many thanks to my excellent friends Gordon Dye
and Eric Bond, who helped make this meeting happen.
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But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue
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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
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No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to
act let it be solely because it seems right.
PLEASE be a real activist
about sending this link to every single person in your address book, and
about sharing it through facebook, reddit, twitter, and
any other distribution channel with which you are
familiar. Send it to every journalist you can. It's time to really make something happen.
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.
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.
Educated, grown-up American Brendan Trainor shares
his excellent example
Very good article on tax deductions "Are
tax deductions subsidies?" LewRockwell.com April 14,
However, unless that actress who lobbied
Congress received her salary from a federal grant or
contract of some kind, she really didn't have to lobby
Congress for her deduction. She could have simply
rebutted the presumption that her earnings were
statutory wages as declared by those who issued her a
W-2 or 1099, on her tax return, like thousands of
Americans do today.
Ms. Karas did her lobbying in 1986, so she
can be forgiven for believing that she had to travel to
Washington DC to get a deduction. However, in 1986 there
were people criticizing her understanding of the tax
laws, but due to the inability of the mainstream media
to understand them, or desire to understand them,
she may not have heard of these criticisms. Or perhaps
being someone of "New York Values", she herself did not
want to understand them.
In 2003, a libertarian in Michigan named
Peter Hendrickson wrote the book on tax deductions,
which thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of
Americans use to get the biggest deductions of all- a
100% refund of income tax withholdings, and if asked for
, social security and medicare taxes as well. All these
taxes are excise taxes, and as such cannot be laid on
unwilling participants in the free market economy.
Perhaps you would like more information on
this "biggest loophole of all?". I will send a link for
you to Mr. Hendrickson's website, called
Or perhaps not. Perhaps like most of the
libertarian/conservative establishment, you want to deny
the reality of how the income tax actually works. Too
bad, because then you will continue to write articles on
the tax that are of limited truth and will not advance
the cause of liberty very far. Just as the
libertarian/conservative establishment lost the biggest
tax case of recent times, the Obamacare case, NFIB vs
Sebellius, because they didn't understand the income
tax. Instead of admitting their ignorance of the tax
laws, they continue to blame Chief Justice Roberts.
Who will you blame? Despite your lack of
intellectual curiosity as displayed by your
unwillingness so far to engage this libertarian in
Michigan, thousands of Americans will find their
way to the Lost Horizons website, and the people's
knowledge will grow. When the truth becomes more widely
known, and your children ask did you speak up, what will
you tell them?
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.
June 1- In 1660, Mary
Dyer is hanged by officials of the Massachusetts Colony for
choosing to be a Quaker in defiance of the local "law"
prohibiting that religious sect. In 1792, Kentucky is admitted
to the union as the 16th of the several states. In 1812,
President James Madison asks Congress to declare war on Great
Britain. In 1869, Thomas Edison receives his first patent-- for
an electric voting machine. In 1925, Lou Gehrig plays the first
of 2,130 consecutive baseball games. In 2009, General Motors
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
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).
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.
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
June 2- In 455, the
Vandals enter Rome and plunder the city for weeks. In 1692,
Bridget Bishop goes on trial in Salem Massachusetts, accused of
being a witch. In 1774, the British Parliament passes The
Quartering Act, commanding the American colonists to permit
British troops to occupy private property. In 1835, P. T.
Barnum and his circus begin their first tour of America. In
1896, Guglielmo Marconi receives a patent for his new invention,
the radio. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signs The Indian
Citizenship Act, granting United States citizenship to Native
Americans born within United States territory. In 1997, Timothy
McVeigh is convicted for his role in the bombing of the Alfred.
P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 2012,
former U.S. puppet-dictator of Egypt Hosni Mubarak is sentenced
to life in prison for crimes while in office.
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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 specialists
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
June 3- In 1539,
Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain. In 1800, President
John Adams takes up residence in a Washington, D.C. tavern while
awaiting the completion of the White House. In 1888, "Casey at
the Bat" is published. In 1889, the first long-distance
electricity-transmission line is completed, running power 14
miles from a generator at Willamette Falls into downtown
Portland, Oregon. In 1965, astronaut Ed White performs the
first American spacewalk. In 1979, a blowout at Mexico's Ixtoc
I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico spews at least
176,400,000 gallons of oil into the water. In 1989, the Chinese
government dispatches troops to clear protestors out of
Tiananmen Square. In 2013, the "trial" of
government-crime-whistleblower Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning
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
The trust that underlies a law-abiding society is
rotting away thanks to double-dealing in Washington
by Glenn Harlan Reynolds
The state is “a gang of thieves writ large,” economist
Murray Rothbard is said to have remarked. I’ve always viewed that
sort of comment with a bit of skepticism. But now I’m beginning to
I wonder more when I read things like this report from
the Washington Examiner: “The CIA's inspector general is claiming it
inadvertently destroyed its only copy of a classified, three-volume
Senate report on torture, prompting a leading senator to ask for
reassurance that it was in fact ‘an accident.’”
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
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
June 4- In 1783, the
Montgolfier brothers demonstrate their hot-air balloon. In
1812, the Missouri Territory is organized. In 1896, Henry Ford
completes his first automobile. In 1912, Massachusetts sets the
USA's first "minimum wage", beginning the now widespread
practice of pricing low-productivity workers, such as teenagers
and unskilled adults entirely out of the job market. In 1919,
the U.S. Congress votes in favor of the 19th Amendment to the
United States Constitution (women's suffrage) and asks the
states for their approval. In 1986 Jonathan Pollard pleads
guilty to espionage for selling United States military secrets
to Israel. In 1989, Tiananmen Square is emptied of protestors,
at a cost of 2,000 to 3,000 dead students, according to the
Chinese Red Cross.
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
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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.”
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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'?"
June 5- In 1723, Adam Smith, chief economist to
the Founders and Framers and definer of the Constitutional term
'capitation' is born. In 1917, conscription begins in the
United States. In 1933, Congress, at the urging of the FDR
administration, declared its intention to default on its
existing contractual obligations to redeem its debts in sound
and lawful money. In 1968, presidential candidate Robert F.
Kennedy is shot in Los Angeles during a campaign speech. In
1977, the first practical personal computer, the Apple II, goes
on sale. Its CPU ran at 1 MHz, and it was loaded with 4KB of
RAM. In 1981, the CDC issues a report on five cases of what
later will be recognized as the first cases of AIDS in Los
Angeles. In 1998, a seven-week strike by the UAW at five
General Motors plants 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