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Current Events and Continuing Education for June 12 through June 25, 2017

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

-James Madison

 

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Features in this edition:

(Click on the underlined text to jump to each feature. To return, use your browser's "back" button. Please keep in mind that many more items of interest are to be found between featured articles, so your most profitable course is to scroll through the whole page...)

A weapon of mass liberation is in hand...

Just Spitballin' Here, But It Seems To Me...

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Even someone at the IRS has joined the ranks...

The Latest Victory Posts

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Time for some push-back...

Have You Been Harassed By "Frivolous" Threats?

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Have you heard a discouraging word?

The Truth About Trolleries

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Since you can't rely on the state to abide by the law...

The Fourth Amendment Enforcement Locker

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Other Voices

'We Don't Really Get How Wasteful War Is' and 'America's Iran Hysteria'

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Setting 'em straight:

Questions For The Silent So-Called "Alt-Media"

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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 Fifteenth Upgraded Edition of CtC is Now Available!

Btw, a copy of CtC from anywhere except from the link above may not be a current edition. CHECK. It matters.

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:

On Accurately Framing The Issues

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Getting Summer Off To A Great Start With New Victories!

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What Qualifies As Taxable Privilege

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Regarding Daft And Despicable Deniers

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The Constitutional Tax Structure: A New Scholarly Study

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Regarding State Group Membership

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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 (fifteenth) edition of CtC!

 

 

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

 

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

June 19- In 1846, the first baseball game under relatively modern rules is played in Hoboken, New Jersey.  In 1934, the Federal Communications Commission is established.  In 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed for espionage after giving the Soviet Union United States nuclear weapons secrets.  In 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved by the Senate, after an 83-day effort to derail it by filibuster.

 

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

 

Fear nothing but God

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So, It Seems To Me...

and I'm just spitballin' here, you understand...

...BUT IT SEEMS TO ME that any IRS person responsible for posts or publications like the one highlighted in this doc, or any judge responsible for any ruling stating, or even just reflecting, the falsifications presented there (or in the new "brief" format here), are vulnerable to the following:

18 U.S. Code § 1001 - Statements or entries generally

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully—

(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;

(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or

(3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry;

shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years...

(Rather bizarrely and very intriguingly an exception is listed in subsection (b) for knowing and willful false statements or representations to a judge or magistrate by parties to a judicial proceeding or such a party's counselor. One simply has to wonder what that's all about... Still, there are no exceptions for the magistrates or judges themselves for making false statements.)

I think that vulnerability is enormously enhanced by ensuring that the person of interest has been put on notice of the material in this doc, or this simpler presentation, or this more in-depth presentation. Those with occasion to be filing a brief might want to make use of the material as newly presented here.

It also seems to me that any US Attorney who failed to take a reported offense to a grand jury and push for indictment would risk being seen as guilty of aiding and abetting... And further, it seems to me that there could be no immunity in regard to "knowing and willful" torts and crimes.

SO, FINALLY, it seems to me that everyone should be asking themselves who they know who's serving on a grand jury at the moment? Or who works as a US Attorney? Or as a journalist?

Make some noise.

"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."

-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

BTW, don't misunderstand. I know perfectly well that the law cited above looks as though it is meant to deter or punish witnesses and such who might be inclined to present false things in trials or other "official" proceedings.

But this law is NOT actually confined by its terms to those targets, not by any means. And the falsifications discussed here with which these comments concern themselves are unquestionably criminal, and unquestionably of grave import.

Further, there is a rule of statutory construction that says when Congress has specified exceptions, as in this case, there can be no others, however reasonable or important they might seem to be. Don't let your thinking be boxed in.

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

-Thomas Jefferson

And also btw,

Get the upcoming Tenth Annual Declaration Day Party on your calendar! It'll be Sunday, July 2, here in beautiful Commerce Twp., Michigan! Click here for RSVP info. See you then!!

And btw too, with Declaration Day coming up for everyone whether with us or not, I'd like to remind you all of the new Pledge of Allegiance, and encourage its use wherever you are:

"I pledge allegiance to the principles of the United States of America,

holding that all men are created equal,

that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,

and that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

I hold further that it is to secure these rights that Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed,

and 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."

(Get this pledge as a .pdf here.)

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

June 20- In 1214, the University of Oxford is chartered.  In 1787, Constitutional Convention delegate Oliver Ellsworth offers a motion calling for the proposed federal government to be called "the United States".  In 1791, King Louis XVI of France flees Paris in a futile effort to escape justice during the French Revolution.  In 1837, Queen Victoria takes the throne in Britain.  In 1840, Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.  In 1863, West Virginia is admitted to the union as the 35th of the several states.  In 1948, the Ed Sullivan Show (then titled 'The Toast of the Town') makes its debut on television.

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The Latest Victory Posts

A Warrior's fourth victory in 12 months; a debut victory; and a courteous IRS addition of overlooked SS and Medicare withholdings to a refund claim!claim!

BRIAN WRIGHT, WHOSE MICHIGAN REFUND FOR 2016 graced this page two weeks ago (just as his Michigan and federal refunds for 2015 did a year ago), is now able to share his refund of everything withheld from him and given to the feds during 2016-- Social security, Medicare and all:

Here is the filing that produced Brian's latest victory for the rule of law. Here, too, is something else Brian asked me to post: Note To The Community.

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BEN FROM CALIFORNIA joins Brian for accolades today, with his first victory-- a complete refund from his home state of everything withheld during 2016:

Here is the filing that secured Ben's victory for the law, and the California notice concerning his claim.

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FINALLY, YOUNG WARRIOR DESIREE STUMO shares her first victory in enforcing the rule of law, and does so with the nice symbolic touch of a "Rogue One" T-shirt:

 

Not a lot of money being recaptured, but that's not the point. What matters is to whom that money really belongs, and whether the rule of law will prevail in America, or whether we'll only have whatever suits the state.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE to this small refund story than even just the critically-important matters of principle and power mentioned above. In Desiree's case a really notable and unusual respect for the law played out, and this time I'm not talking about Desiree's respect for the law.

You see, this young lady made a monetarily tiny, but practically very significant mistake on her filing. When entering the amount of federal tax withheld on line 64 of her 1040, Desiree neglected to add the amounts withheld for Social security and Medicare surtaxes to the amount withheld under the generic expression "federal income tax".

Desiree should have done so. ALL of these are federal income taxes, and if one didn't receive the "wages" on the alleged basis of which nominal federal income taxes get withheld, then one didn't receive the "wages" on the alleged basis of which the FICA taxes can properly be withheld.

It's a very forgivable mistake. Doing an educated filing for the first time can be a bit nerve-wracking, and just knowing that one has to be looking out for special terms on the forms, and that to a very great degree those forms are designed to mislead, can itself result in being misled.

NOW, NORMALLY A MISTAKE LIKE DESIREE'S is happily capitalized on by the IRS (literally). The agency just keeps what has not been reclaimed, despite surely being cognizant of the error, and that the FICA amounts are not owed. It is then rudely left to the claimant to go to the trouble of filing an amended return to get the rest of his or her money back.

But not this time. This time the IRS took a step up from the basement in which it usually conducts its affairs. Like an actual servant of the public, someone at the agency took it upon him or herself to correct Desiree's calculations by adding the withheld Social security and Medicare taxes to her claim and cutting her refund check for the whole amount.

Here is Desiree's filing. Look at the withheld amounts on the 4852s, the refund claim on page 2 of the 1040, and the amount refunded on the check proudly shown above by this fine young American grown-up.

I say "Hats Off!" to this unknown bureaucrat. He or she has proven that real Americans can be found even where one might least expect (or that people in the agency have been paying attention to what they, too, have had the opportunity to learn over the last 14 years).

AND, OF COURSE, HATS OFF to Brian, Ben and Desiree herself. Gotta love all of these heroic Americans!

Brian, Ben and Desiree have stepped up and acted to restrain the dangerous and corrupt state and uphold the rule of law, something desperately needed from everyone. Their victories join those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here, and are more critical steps toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.

Don't you wish your victories were proudly posted, too?

It's easy. Stand up on behalf of the law, and then share the evidence.

That's all there is to it!

 

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

-Mohandas Gandhi

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

The U.S. Ignorance Tax: The Profitable Exploitatioof Confusion About The Income Tax

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

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

-James Madison

 

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

June 21- In 1788, New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify the United States Constitution, thus bringing the federal government into existence insofar as New Hampshire, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and South Carolina were concerned.  In 1898, Guam is organized as a United States Territory.  In 1948, Columbia Records introduces the LP.  In 2004, SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately-funded craft to achieve spaceflight.

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Thank goodness the sun is now shining...

 

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

  

A Review of CtC by Derek Cushman

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

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Regarding Trolleries

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE be a real activist 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.

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Illuminating Anniversaries:

June 22- In 1633, the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition forces Galileo to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of the universe.  In 1898, U.S. Marines land in Cuba.  In 1978, Pluto's satellite, Charon, is discovered.  In 2009, Kodak announces that it is discontinuing production of Kodachrome film.  In 2012, Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is removed from office by impeachment.

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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" Journalist

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, since 2003, by 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 true nature of the tax and the ill effects of it being misunderstood and misapplied?

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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 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).

 

 

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

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

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

Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

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

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

Set Your Church Free

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

YoYou'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? 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 specialists class

  

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

June 23- In 1888, Frederick Douglass becomes the first black American to receive a major party (Republican) nominating vote for President of the United States (the final nomination ultimately went to Benjamin Harrison).  In 1917, BoSox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 of the Washington Senators in a row after replacing Babe Ruth on the mound, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.  In 1972, the hidden audio-recording equipment in the Oval Office captures President Richard Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman discussing the use of the CIA to obstruct FBI investigation of the Watergate break-in.  In 2016, a majority of British voters decide it's time to leave the European Union.

 

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

 

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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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We Don't Really Get How Wasteful War Is

by James Walpole

“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

I’ve never killed anyone. My war experience – my lack thereof – does not entitle me to speak about war.

I have created things. That does entitle me to speak about war. I hate war as only a businessperson can.

Today is Memorial Day, a holiday instituted to honor the dead of the American Civil War. The Civil War Trust describes the toll of that war:

Nearly as many men died in captivity during the Civil War as were killed in the whole of the Vietnam War.  Hundreds of thousands died of disease.  Roughly 2% of the population, an estimated 620,000 men, lost their lives in the line of duty.  Taken as a percentage of today’s population, the toll would have risen as high as 6 million souls.

We hear a number like 620,000 and don’t know what to do with it. Our minds aren’t made to conceive what that number looks like. Our minds certainly can’t conceive the 37 million casualties of the world war which came just 50 years later, or the 130 million civilian and soldier casualties of the war which came just a generation after that.

“Such a shame,” we say about it. And then we watch the military parade walk by, and we cheer the flag and the military.

Continued...

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...and see this, too:

America's Iran Hysteria

NOW CONSIDER:

Aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do the only thing that will restrain those in Mordor-on-the-Potomac from fastening more dysfunction upon us all by taking control of how much of YOUR WEALTH facilitates government misbehavior?

 

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

 

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

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith

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The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

June 24- In 1314, the Scots regain their independence from Britain with a victory in the Battle of Bannockburn.  In 1664, the colony of New Jersey is founded.  In 1901, Pablo Picasso's first exhibition opens.  In 1916, Mary Pickford becomes the first actress to get a million-dollar contract with a film studio.  In 1932, the absolute monarch of Siam (now Thailand) is deposed by a revolution.

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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)/p>

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

 

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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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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:

June 25- In 1678, Elena Cornaro Piscopia becomes the first woman awarded a Ph.D.  In 1788 Virginia becomes the tenth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.  In 1876, the Battle of the Little BigHorn is fought, resulting in a major victory for the Sioux and the massacre of George Custer's 7th Cavalry Regiment.  In 1947, the diary of Anne Frank, one of the millions of recent victims of a modern state allowed to operate outside the rule of law by a befuddled citizenry, is published.  In 1950, North Korea invades South Korea.

 

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

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the First American Revolution

 

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About The Author

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

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

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

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

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

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

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