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Current Events and Continuing Education for February 8 through February 21, 2016

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

-James Madison

 

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I wonder how many Americans have ever reflected on the implications of...

Treason Against The State

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And the hits just keep on comin'...

A Great Testimonial Video And The Victories Announced Therein

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More testimony about CtC

A Patriot Activist Talks About The One Source For The Liberating Truth

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Another great testimonial video by an actual grown-up-- educated, motivated, and committed to upholding the truth, liberty and the rule of law.

Real American Joe Black Testifies And Shares Victories

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Either use your rights, or lose your rights

I Stand With Doreen- Updated

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Other Voices

Think The Courts Are Honest And Reliable Authorities? See 'The Bottoson Effect'

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So, did you do it? It's not too late...

Declaration Day

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Share, share, share, people

Got Twitter?

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The most important question facing Americans today:

What Do The People Do About The Rogue State?

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Guess what? There are only two possibilities:

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

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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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Got something to say?

Your Comments

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

 

The Fourteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

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

 

Click here for the current Mid-Edition Update posts

Featured In This Update:

Operation Uki Goshi Updated- The First Few Videos Are Posted!

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Reflecting On The Tragic Death In Oregon

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Regarding "Astroturf" And Trolls

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An Important "Housekeeping" Note

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WANTED! Your Articles!!

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Regarding State Group Membership

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The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart

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Why Are You Not Doing This?

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Project Paradigm-Shift

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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Your Comments

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

- Thomas Paine

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

If CtC were actually right,

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

and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

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 below.

 

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

-Samuel Adams

 

Treason Against The State

A useful illustration of a core and critically-important legal and political fact

WHILE CONDUCTING RESEARCH LAST WEEK CONCERNING Michigan's laws against "frivolous return penalty" threats for addition to this collection, I came across this little item in the state's Compiled Laws:

750.544 Treason; punishment.

Sec. 544.

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 Michigan's Constitution:

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 vice versa.

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-- which is 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 ply.

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.

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Jeremy Lee Shares Testimony And Victories

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 here.

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 and here. The federal filings involved in all of these years can be seen as follows: 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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 here.

Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing

 

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

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

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

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

 

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A Patriot Activist Talks About CtC

"McFloyd" on who got the tax wrong, and who gets it right

 

 

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.

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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...

OVER THE 12+ YEARS SINCE CtC REVEALED the liberating truth about the income tax, government agencies have steadily issued acknowledgements of that truth to the real American men and women who have applied those revelations and upheld the true rule of law. These acknowledgements most commonly take the form of complete refunds of every penny taken from someone under the auspices of the tax.

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 Constitution.

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 nonetheless.

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 prevailed.

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.

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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" acknowledgements, read this page, too.

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What's your answer?

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX IN DETAIL

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE RESOURCES

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

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

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

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

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True American Joe Black Testifies And Shares Victories For Liberty And The Rule Of Law

...as every American should...

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 of CtC), click here.

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Two Simple Questions For Every Silent "Alt-Media" Journalistt

The silence of these folks is the liberation bottleneck. Maybe this'll help, if enough people ask...

HERE'S A SIMPLE QUESTION: The income tax is, and always has been, an excise tax on privilege. This is established beyond any controversy whatever by repeated Supreme Court rulings, the words of the related laws, and, over the last twelve years now, hundreds of thousands of acknowledgements by federal and state tax agencies.

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?

HERE'S ANOTHER SIMPLE QUESTION: You and everyone else being fooled into agreeing that your economic activities are privileged and thereby allowing them to be taxed is what enables the flow of wealth that finances all the bad things done by the state of which you complain in every column. 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 and misapplied?

Learn how and why you should ask every journalist in the so-called "alt-media" these questions here.

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 place).

An 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 used).

"[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 right."

Sims v. Ahrens, 167 Ark. 557, 271 SW 720 594, 595 (Ark. 1925)

 

The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

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

 

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 CtC just 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.

 

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I Stand With Doreen

A New Story In The Tribune On Doreen's Case

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, and this film:

Free Speech On Trial: IRS v. Hendrickson

(Find and share this on YouTube at http://youtu.be/IagZzFIIymw)

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 here.

There's a good article on Doreen's ordeal here.

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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 to:

Federal Bureau of Prisons,

Doreen Hendrickson

48564-039

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).

Think about it, while you still can.

Click here for more on Doreen's ordeal and its assault on the rule of law.

"A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate"

-Thomas Jefferson

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

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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Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

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

Set Your Church Free

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

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

ShadowGraph

Copy and post this one around, people!

 

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Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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 to print. 

Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word??

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

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

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

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The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

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

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

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

-Thomas Jefferson

 

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

 

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

-Thomas Paine

 

OUTREACH!!!

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

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 act."

-George Orwell

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

CtC Warrior 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 liberating truth!!

 

Click here to take the test

 

Click here for more Tax IQ tests

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

-James Madison

 

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OTHER VOICES:

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 Bottoson’s death.

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.

Continued...

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  Need a little more to convince you that what judges say should never be taken as authoritative-- or even sincere? See On Judicial Incentives and Illusions Of Authority

Now, aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad that YOU know, and that YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do the only thing that will actually strike the root and prevent the problem in the first place by taking control of how much of YOUR WEALTH facilitates government misbehavior?

 

Now ask yourself this: Have you really done all that you can to urge everyone you 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 means..."

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith

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'The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

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.

 

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  IGNORANCE TAX: An unnecessary exaction suffered out of ignorance as to its lawful objects and the means of its application by someone too lazy, frightened or misled to learn how it really works and to what it really applies.  See "Income Tax", "Social Security Tax", "Medicare Tax" and "Federal Unemployment Tax".

 

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

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

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-Arthur Schopenhauer

 

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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

 

Regarding "Tax Reform"

 

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

-Thomas Paine

 

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

 

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

 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

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.

 

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Last Word

 

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

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the First American Revolution

 

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About The Author

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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