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  • Join A CtC Forum

  • Illuminating Resources

  • Of Ongoing General Interest

  • Regarding Money

  • Tools For Spreading The Word

  • How To Share Victories

  • Films That Belong In Every Home

  • JOIN THE THOUSANDS OF WARRIORS IN STATE CtC FORUMS!

     

    The ONLY way to join a CtC state forum (which includes the Canadian and Australian CtC Warrior forums for purposes of this process) is by submitting the request specified here precisely as instructed on that page.

     

    Once you have applied for membership in a state group, you will receive a "Welcome" message within a few weeks either from me directly, or through a "noreply"@"googlegroups.com email (depending on which type of group I have created for your state).  You must carefully read through this message, and follow all the instructions therein exactly in order to be able to participate in the group.

     

    IF YOU'VE ALREADY APPLIED TO JOIN A STATE GROUP AND ARE WONDERING WHY YOU'RE NOT GETTING ANY GROUP EMAILS, you probably applied for a state forum for which I have set up a "Google group" but haven't ever accepted the invitation to join!

     

    Completing the application for those groups (which currently include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin) requires clicking on the link in the "Welcome" email that says "You can accept this invitation by...".

     

    Doing so will bring up a page with an option on the left to "Sign in to GoogleGroups".  Click there.

     

    On the page that comes up, either enter your pre-existing Google account information, or click the button that says, "Create an account" and go through the account-creation process.

     

    When you click on the "finish" (or "continue") button or link, you will be taken to a page that asks you to click a link in order to accept the invitation to join the group.  Do so.

     

    Now you will see a page that lets you pick how group posts will be sent to you (daily, weekly, never, etc.).  When you have finished making your selections on that page, you will be taken to the group forum and can begin posting and reading.

     

    IF YOU TRY TO LOG IN TO THE GROUP SITE and see the message that "you cannot view the group content or participate in the group because you are not currently a member", you must click the "Sign in to Google Groups" link on that page in order to proceed to where you can accept the invitation to join the group by going through the process described above.

     

    IF YOU CAN'T FIND THE ORIGINAL "WELCOME" MESSAGE SENT TO YOU, go here.  In the top search field type the name of the group to which you applied (i.e. GeorgiaCtCWarriors, NewYorkCtCWarriors-- others  will use the same format).  Click on the "Search groups" button alongside that field.  On the page that is invoked, click the hyperlink that consists of the group name and nothing else (That is, NOT the one that says "Groups matching NewYorkCtCWarriors").  That will take you to a page that tells you that "you cannot view the group content or participate in the group because you are not currently a member".  You must click the "Sign in to Google Groups" link on that page in order to proceed to where you can accept the invitation to join the group (this will involve creating a Google group account if you don't already have one).  NOTE: You must use the same email address to create your account and/or log-in that you provided when first applying to me for the group.

     

    A Word To CtC State Forum Participants

     

    Just so everyone understands (and not meaning to sound too impatient): The forums do not exist to provide venues in which some folks can be made to spend their time and energy explaining to others why various notions, theories or silver-bullets which appear nowhere either in CtC or on this site (but are nonetheless floating around-- or raging through-- the "tax honesty" community) are incorrect or irrelevant  (click here for a partial list of these erroneous notions, and detailed comments about many of them).

     

    I will say as plainly as possible what I have by necessity said many times before, but usually with more circumspection (and can't seem to say often enough): Any and all notions concerning the nature of the "income" tax-- how it is applied, why it can be thus applied, how it interfaces with the legal system and so forth-- which are not taught in CtC or on this site (exclusive of forum posts, of course) are just inherently wrong or are entirely irrelevant to the tax.  They are raised or promoted either in ignorance or for ill purposes.

     

    Such notions should not be debated or discussed-- doing either is a waste of valuable time and energy.  There is one kind of simple response that is appropriate when presented with "alternative" or "supplemental" notions of this sort:

    "You didn't find that in CtC or on losthorizons.com, so put it out of your mind.  Here is what is actually true about that aspect of the tax..."

    or,

    "That notion has already been shown to be erroneous at [the relevant "misunderstandings" page]..."

    or,

    "Since there is no actual (or unambiguous) evidence demonstrating the accuracy of the contrary or disputatious notion you advocate, while on the other hand a huge, constantly-growing body of every conceivable kind of evidence-- including even the nuanced character of governmental efforts to discourage the CtC-educated-- unmistakably demonstrates the complete accuracy of CtC, why are you bringing this up?  What is your real agenda?"

    If this gentle approach isn't effective, direct your correspondent to 'The Deniers Page'.  If that doesn't suffice, let me know so that I can remove this individual-- now revealed as either uneducable or a deliberate "agent provocateur"-- from the forum.

     

    Keep in mind that those who wish to keep the truth spinning its wheels, and making as little forward progress as possible, routinely and systematically exploit two basic human foibles:

     

     1. The natural tendency of those whose education is incomplete to mistake sporadic, creative (and carefully indirect)-- but well publicized-- tax agency resistance to a few educated filings as meaning that there is some piece of the puzzle missing (imagining that otherwise, the generations-old scam that even now continues to successfully bamboozle 180 million Americans 24/7 would have just thrown in the towel and abandoned the field, rather than continue to cast about for some silver-bullet of its own that will frighten or confuse students of the truth into retreat or disarray); and

     

    2. The equally natural tendency of everyone to be attracted to notions that are presented as, or appear to be, resistance-risk-reducing tricks or short-cuts.

     

    Thus, there is a constant effort to seed the "tax honesty" community (and CtC forums directly) with notions designed to invoke both of these unfortunate tendencies in order to distract forum participants from their primary purposes of:

    • 3. The perfecting of each other's accurate educations-- not promoting "alternative" or "supplemental" educations, but by referring the ignorant or misled to relevant material in CtC or on losthorizons.com (exclusive of forum pages);

    • 2.  Mutual encouragement in standing up and acting; and, most importantly,

    • 1. Planning and executing ever-more effective means of spreading of the actual truth about the tax.

    I rely on everyone posting on any forum to help keep it in focus, and productive. Posts amounting to offenses of the sort described above, persistent straying from the three primary purposes of the forum, or evidence of a failure to keep current with the Lost Horizons newsletters may result in removal from the forum without prior notice.

     

    ILLUMINATING RESOURCES

     

    'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America',

     

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    The Fascinating Truth About The 16th Amendment

    If you want to win, YOU'VE got to go to the trouble to send this link to every single person in your address book, whether it's your mother, your accountant, your bowling team, whoever.

     

    Even better, sit down with these folks and read this document together.

     

    I guarantee that if even just a few hundred thousand Americans who are not already sensitized to the "income" tax issue get this file, knowledge of the truth about the tax will irreversibly take root in the population as a whole.

     

    Seriously.  Do you want to win?  Spread this file around.  Doing so will accomplish more than anything that happens in a courtroom, more than any argument you make with any bureaucrat, more than ANYTHING else that you can do.

    Are You Not Bothering?

    Then You're Just Talking The Talk.

     

    You've GOT To Walk The Walk If You Want To Win.

     

    "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

     

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    Get on the Newsletter mailing list!  Just email your name to SubscribeMe 'at' losthorizons.com using the address you want added!

     

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    Audio And Video Resources

     

    Video:

     

    Why The Government Lies About 'Cracking the Code'

     

    A Curious Thing

     

    Busting The Myth-Mongers

     

    Educated Americans Love The Income Tax

     

    Four Voices

     

    Real Americans Walk the Walk

     

    ARE YOU READY?

     

    It's Time To Learn The Truth About The Income Tax

     

    The Q & A Movie

     

    'A Few Words On Liberty and The Law'

     

    'Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Is As Easy As Falling Off A Bicylce'

     

    'Scenes from my Hawaiian Vacation'

     

    Testimonials And Inspirations By CtC-Educated Americans

     

    Audio:

     

    My October 23, 2013 interview by Lana Lotkeff for Radio 3Fourteen can be found here.

    CtC-Warrior Pat Mooney has produced a great little Halloween- (or maybe election night...) inspired video to help spread the word.  I hope that everyone will view this minute-and-a-half gem and then share it as widely as possible:

     

    "IRS Monsters Meet CtC Sunlight"

    (Click on the title or image-- Windows Media Player should launch.)

     

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    There IS A Law By Means Of Which ANY American Can Be Made Liable For The Income Tax, And This Is How It Works

    (Or, "Non-Filers Are An Errant Tax Agency's Best Friends")

     

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    A Lost Horizons Site Map

     

    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

     

    OF ONGOING GENERAL INTEREST

     

    A good, detailed history of the current conflict in the Middle East...

     

    A remarkable 62-year-old explanation of what's going on in Washington today...

     

    Aren't You Glad You've Taken Control Of Whether Any Of YOUR Money Goes To Washington, Just As The Founders Intended?

     

    Set a brushfire-- E-mail this newsletter to a friend

     

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    9/11

    The American "Reichstag Fire"

    A page devoted to the 9/11 pretext and how it's being used

    "What luck for the rulers that men do not think."
    -Adolf Hitler

     

    Those continuing to be taken in by the ridiculous and thoroughly-debunked mythology about the events of 9/11 endlessly promoted and exploited by enemies of the Constitution and its informing principles of individual liberty and limited government under the rule of law really need to wake up, and do so quickly.  (Click here for a short video nicely expressing this crass and cynical exploitation.)

     

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    No one who has been paying the least bit of attention will find what is verified by this whistleblower to be surprising...

    "If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."

    -James Madison

     

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    Aren't You Really, Really Glad You've Taken Control Of Whether Any Of YOUR Money Goes To Washington, Just As The Framers Intended?

     

    REGARDING MONEY

     Purchasing power of nominal "dollars" from 1800 through 1989.  Each trough (including the one that began in 1933 and continues to the present time) occurred during suspensions of the gold standard.  Chart prepared by the George Edward Durell Foundation and published in the Durell Journal of Money and Banking, November, 1989.

     

    Moving to the subject of REAL money...

     

    Have You Been Wondering What's Going On With M-3 (Total Fiat Currency Supply) Since The Hired Help Decided Master And Mistress Didn't Need To Trouble Themselves With Such Complicated Matters As The Ongoing Wild-Fire Devaluation Of Their Earnings And Accumulated Wealth, But Should Instead Leave Things To Their Faithful Servants And Relax In Front Of The TV More Often?  I Thought So...

     

     

    So did John Williams at shadowstats.com.  Learn more here.

     

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    At the time of this posting (within the last two weeks of your reading this), 1 oz. of gold could buy a minimum of 1,300.00 Federal Reserve "dollars"-- the real value of which extends not one penny further than the actual reciprocal indebtedness of others to the federal government (and guess what: The federal government is, by far, a net debtor).   You do the math and make the predictions...

     

    (The Gold to FRN trading ratio indicated above is based on actual best asking price, which is considerably above present "spot" pricing, due to the fact that little, if any, actual physical gold is being made available for trade by anyone at any price these days.)

     

    Value of an FRN measured in milligrams of gold, 1954 to 2003.  (Source: Wikipedia)

     

    A good video about the relative and historic value of real money versus fiat money can be seen here

     

    By the way, to learn about the true nature of Federal Reserve "dollars", see 'Fiat Money, And The Formless Fed' in 'Upholding the Law And Other Observations'

     

    For more on the subject of money overall, see 'A Few Observations About Money' from 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?'

     

    PLEASE CONTINUE TO DILIGENTLY SPREAD THE WORD!!!

     

    There is nothing you or anyone else can do that better serves the interests of all of us hoping for the restoration of liberty in our lifetimes than to calmly, patiently, and ceaselessly furnish others with opportunities to educate themselves.  Pass out or sell copies of 'Cracking the Code-..' to anyone showing a willingness to read the book-- especially young people.  Bear in mind that significant discounts are available starting with as few as 6 copies.  Direct the more skeptical or apathetic to losthorizons.com, where their level of interest and education can be raised.

     

    Focus special effort on those already engaged in political activism, regardless of their current cause.  Direct the attention of activists on the tax issue who are pursuing the many dead-end (and often dangerous) misunderstandings that have plagued this subject to The Deniers Page.  Point out, to those who are active on other political or policy fronts, that seeking to restrain government by ANY means other than enforcing the Founder's structure of limitations and political accountability on government's access to resources is like trying to make a balloon smaller by squeezing it.  In other words, an utterly futile effort.

     

    In this latter regard, remember that while the "income" tax is the main, direct focus  of 'Cracking the Code-..', the underlying legal structure which the book reveals is simply one of the concrete expressions of the fundamental jurisdictional limitations imposed by the Founders on the federal government (and the most elemental principles of law).  These fundamental limitations, and legal principles, also inform and control every other aspect of the federal statutory structure.  Thus, a widespread comprehension of the lessons of 'Cracking the Code-..' is a stake poised over the heart of every federal effort to get the bit between its teeth and run wild.

     

    A variety of resources are available to help with outreach.  Use the press release, the legal professional contact letter, the 'Brief Introduction To The Truth', any and all of the vast array of information posted at losthorizons.com, and the video and audio resources.

     

    Share the "Income Tax Flow Chart" and the "Income Tax IQ Test" with everyone you know.  Make and submit your own video testimony.  Use the printable flyers and other materials available below.

     

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    A Great New Tool For Spreading The Word!

    CtC Warrior Rusty Ragan has put together a great little piece titled 'FEDERAL INCOME TAX LAW IN A NUTSHELL'.  This concise, four-page distillation of some of the key realities about the tax revealed in CtC will give any reader a quick, intriguing taste of the liberating truth-- leaving them with a hunger to learn more and to become part of the solution, rather than remain part of the problem.

    Download this printable doc in pamphlet layout here (8 1/2" X 11" sheet format) or here (11" X 17" sheet format).  Then do what Rusty's doing:

    "Just this past weekend, I canvassed half my precinct, 240 homes, placing a copy of the small pamphlet (along with CampaignforLiberty's "No Bailout" document) on every doorknob with a rubber band.  I plan on finishing the precinct this weekend (another 200+ homes), and getting massive copies out to the rest of my Ron Paul meetup friends for them to add to their canvassing packets."

     

    More Tools For Spreading The Word!

     

    CtC Warrior Karl Krahnke has crafted a "newsletter"-formatted, high-information flyer for printing and distributing; get it here!  (This flyer needs to be printed on 8 1/2" x 14" paper for best results.)

     

    CtC Warrior Greg Sutton has written up a nice little exposition on "excise taxes" that makes a fine handout with which to alert casual contacts to the fact that there's something they need to learn about the "income" tax.  Download it here for printing and distribution.

     

    Got A Website?

     

    Here's a new scalable graphic to paste in and help spread the truth about the tax:

     

     

    Those wanting a printable version of this graphic will find it here.

     

    If you're a CtC reseller, you might prefer this pasteable, scalable image:

     

     

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    A Pocket-Sized Tool For Spreading The Word!

     

    Virginia Warrior Robert Gegugeit has begun producing some excellent-quality, fully-laminated, rounded-corner playing-card-size handouts, a mediocre scan of which can be seen below (the sheen from the lamination makes some portions look faded in this image):

    Robert has been producing and passing these out (and leaving them in public places, under windshield wipers, etc.) at his own trouble and expense, and will continue to do so.  However, if you want to take part, Robert will send these out to those interested at 10 cents a piece in lots of 250 or 1000.

    Send your money order donation of $25 or $100 to:

    DIJN Ministries, P.O. Box 24289, Richmond VA 23224

    (Be sure to specify CtC Handouts, and provide your return address.)

     

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    Liberty And The Law Are Job #1

     

    Thus, I've made up a little item to help every freedom-loving business-owner spread the word-- an insert for placement in product packaging, mailers and flyers, and so forth.  It's a simple, straightforward message:

     

    This company is owned and operated by American citizens, and we take our civic responsibilities seriously. We're sure you do, too.

     

    Therefore, we want to share some important information with you about a decades-old, widespread misunderstanding of a key element of law which dramatically affects the pocketbook of virtually every American, and the amount of power wielded by Washington over the rest of us. Please take a few moments and visit losthorizons.com/The16th.htm to learn more about this oh-so-significant matter.

     

      This .pdf file will output pages containing four of these inserts each, with cropmarks for easy separation.

     

     

    And When You're Not At The Office...

     

    CtC Warrior Steven Jones has designed a nice flyer for windshield placement, grocery store bulletin boards, and so forth.  Download the .pdf here!

     

    More Outreach Resources

     

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    P. S....

     

    For want of a nail a shoe was lost...

     

    PLEASE!!!

     

    Don't fail or forget to send me scans of your victories, and vigorously encourage others to do the same!!!

     

    I am aware that educated Americans are receiving refunds (and other confirmations of the truth) constantly-- but only a small minority of these victories are being sent to me for posting.

     

    Some people are so excited at their success that they rush to deposit the check, and don't think to make a copy until afterwards when it is too late; others simply don't realize how meaningful the evidence of these victories and verifications are to their fellow Americans, and don't remember how important those previously posted had been to their own struggle to overcome the fear instilled in them over a lifetime before standing up and doing the right thing.

     

    SCAN THEM AND SEND THEM, PLEASE!

     

    Send your evidence of the truth to me at phendrickson @ losthorizons.com (take the spaces out of this address to make it functional).  Scan checks in 24-bit RGB color at 300dpi, and black and white docs (such as 1040s, 4852s, refund notices and transcripts) at 300dpi in color or 8-bit grayscale.

     

    Please do your best to make the scans straight (not skewed). Please be sure that filing dates appear on the docs. Save and send as .pdf files (preferred) or .jpgs.  If scans are not possible for some reason, tell me so by email and I'll offer alternative solutions.

     

    (And do so as soon as you can!  Don't delay, even for other expected victories.  Send each as they are won-- checks and other evidence, and the filings that secured them.  Although I hate to point it out, life is an unpredictable adventure, and it is given to none of us to know the future.  Something could happen to any of us tomorrow, and it would be a shame if your fellows were denied the encouragement and inspiration of your victory because you delayed sharing it and then could not.)

     

    By the way, even direct-deposit refunds can be posted, by way of your monthly statement entries, or a transcript from your bank.  If you have RETAINED your own property by way of a CtC-educated proper filing and rebuttal of erroneous information, get a transcript of your 'account' status, calculate your savings, and share that victory, too!

     

    I love and respect everyone that has joined me in standing up for the rule of law, but doing it in hiding is only doing it halfway!  I know that the reasons for failing to send scans that I have given above are true of some-- but others have simply been intimidated into silence.

     

    If YOU stay silent and in the shadows, THE BAD GUYS WIN.

     

    Period.

     

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    Another Way To Help Spread The Word

     

    READING A "MAINSTREAM" ARTICLE ON THE WEB THE OTHER NIGHT, I encountered a typical misstatement of the purpose and effect of the 16th Amendment such as we all see all the time.  I was prompted to send the following email to the writer, which I reproduce here in the hope that those of you reading this page will take it upon yourselves to do the same each and every time you see this error made.  Feel free to just copy and paste this into the body of your email as is and send it on my behalf, or personalize it as you wish:

     

    Dear Mr. XXXX

    Your article, 'XXXXX', was most enjoyable.  Thank you for sharing it.

    It does, however, reflect a common misunderstanding concerning the 16th Amendment, which I know you'll appreciate being made aware of.  Although we have all been encouraged over the years to imagine that the amendment constituted an inexplicable act of madness by our great-grandparents, in which the long-standing restraint on the federal government's taxing power was entirely undone, and control over every American's every dollar was put into a hands of a state perceived by the populist movement then dominating the political scene as being wholly owned and operated by a Robber-Baron oligarchy, this is not actually the case.

    As the first American in history to receive a complete refund of all federal taxes withheld from my earnings, including Social Security and Medicare 'contributions'-- an accomplishment duplicated thousands of times for years now by readers of my book, 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America'-- I'd like to invite you to read a brief introduction to the truth about that amendment, and the income tax in general, at losthorizons.com/The16th.htm.  I think you'll find it very informative and rewarding-- even transformational.

    Regards,

    -Pete Hendrickson

     

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    Get your FREE* CtC bumper sticker and help spread the word!

    Just send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Lost Horizons, Bumper Sticker Offer, 232 Oriole Rd., Commerce Twp., MI 48382

    (*If you want to throw a few bucks into the envelope to help with costs, that'd be nice, but it's entirely optional...)

     

    FILMS THAT BELONG IN EVERY HOME LIBRARY

    (An incomplete list, to be sure-- suggestions for other titles of a similar educational and/or inspiring character are most welcome)

     

    Specialty Films

    Why The Government Lies About 'Cracking the Code'

    A Curious Thing

    Busting The Myth-Mongers

    Educated Americans Love The Income Tax

    Four Voices

    Knowing Is Better

    Real Americans Walk the Walk

    ARE YOU READY?

    'It's Time To Learn The Truth About The Income Tax'

    'The CtC Q & A Movie'

    'Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Is As Easy As Falling Off A Bicycle'

    'A Few Words On Liberty and The Law'

    'Scenes from my Hawaiian Vacation'

    Testimonials And Inspirations By CtC-Educated Americans

    'AMERICANISM' Part I
    'AMERICANISM' Part II
    'AMERICANISM' Part III

    A nice "Flash" presentation of the basics of libertarianism can be enjoyed here;

    ...and click here for the very entertaining, 'We're The Government, And You're Not'

    Feature Films

    'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

    'Closed Circuit'

    'Two Guns'

    'Braveheart'

    'Enemy Of The State'

    'V for Vendetta'

    'Serenity'

    'Loose Change Second Edition'

    'America- Freedom to Fascism'

    'Minority Report'

    'Fahrenheit 451'

    'Brazil'

    '1984'

    'The Incredibles'

    'Lord of the Rings'

    'The Matrix' (First film only)

    'The Patriot'

    'The Great Global Warming Swindle'

    'The Net'

    'Wag the Dog'

    'Harry's War'

    'The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers' (1956 version)

    'Why We Fight' (the 2006 Eugene Jarecki film)

    'Dr. Strangelove, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb'

    'The President's Analyst'

    'Waco: Rules Of Engagement'

    'Waco: A New Revelation'

    'Little Shop Of Horrors'

    'Logan's Run'

    'The Bourne Identity'

    'The Bourne Supremacy'

    'The Bourne Ultimatum'

    (Although each installment is an entertaining and well-made action film, the 'Bourne' series didn't belong on this list until the third film appeared.  However, the first two must be seen if the third is to be properly understood and enjoyed...)

    'Mr. Smith Goes To Washington'

    'The Wizard of Oz'

    'The Truman Show'

    'Brave New World'

    '12 Angry Men'

    'Shooter'

    'I, Robot'

    'Ghostbusters'

    'Mercury Rising'

    'Green Zone'

    'The Manchurian Candidate'

    (Preferably the original 1962 version)

    'The Iron Giant'

    'Dirty Wars'

     

    Know a film that communicates the virtues of liberty (or the methods and monstrosity of despotism) that you think should be on this list?   Send me an email!