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I Stand With Doreen

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ARE YOU JUST LEARNING ABOUT the assault on the rule of law by means of a heinous crime by which Doreen Hendrickson is being victimized? Doreen is being punished with federal imprisonment for refusing to lie on government orders over her own sworn signature and express a belief she not only thinks is untrue but thinks is dangerously corrupting of the rule of law.

 More, what Doreen was ordered to say (and for continuing refusal of which she faces further punishment) would amount to a sworn declaration that she had perjured herself in the past, as well as a compelled endorsement of government financial claims against her.

 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.

WORLD NET DAILY has published a good article about Doreen's case. See it here.

Here is our daughter, Katie, reading the allocution Doreen delivered at sentencing to the pre-programed judge and the spillover-into-the-hallway crowd of supporters on hand (thanks so much to all who attended):


Comments By Observers At Doreen's Sentencing


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.

Would You Do It?

(By the way, I would very much welcome videos of any of you or your friends, acquaintances or random strangers on the street answering this same question, which I would then incorporate into this film in order to make it even stronger.)


The History Of Doreen's Appeal

You can find Doreen's principal appeal brief here. I encourage everyone to download it and read it through. It's an easy read, and not nearly as long as it will appear from the page count. Many pages are taken up with non-argument uses, and the argument portions are double-spaced and wide-margined, meaning that it doesn't take much text to fill a page.

You will see-- beyond any doubt, and completely contrary to the troll and wormtongue community that have been trying to spin Doreen's "conviction" into some kind of attack on CtC-- that the "conviction" of Doreen was only achieved by reliance on deep corruption to overcome the complete lack of merit to the government's case.

As such, the prosecution of Doreen-- which IS meant to be an attack on CtC, or at least, on people's perception of CtC-- is actually an acknowledgement of the truth about the tax, as can be seen by the following simple reasoning:

There is no valid case against Doreen. Yet the government proceeded with its "prosecution" anyway, deliberately taking a series of law-defying steps in order to contrive a "conviction". This can only have been done in order to try to make an argument that cannot be made on legitimate grounds.

This is axiomatic. Deceit, evasion and corruption are only resorted-to when truth, forthrightness and integrity will yield unwanted outcomes.

The outcome wanted here by the deceivers is the furnishing the trolls and wormtongues with a press-release saying that, "The wife of Pete Hendrickson, author of 'Cracking the Code' was convicted..." (Needless to say, no mention is made in such a release of the shenanigans by which the "conviction" was accomplished-- only a fraction of which are included in this brief due to length-limitation rules and a few other factors.) The hope is that you would be somehow discouraged from spreading the word about CtC's revelations, or find it more difficult due to having one more thing to have to explain and clarify to a skeptical listener.

But this brief is the perfect answer to that corrupt effort at fog-generation-- from it you can distill a bullet-point list of what the government actually had to do to contrive this "conviction" that it wants your listener to believe is reason for them to not examine CtC. By this you can make clear, in a nice bit of intellectual judo, that the effort is really the best evidence that your listener really, really needs to study CtC and learn what the government is so fearful of him or her discovering.

See the government's evasive and mendacious response here, and Doreen's reply brief here-- it's a wonderful, short little exposure of the corruption and mendacity to which the DOJ was forced to resort in attempting to "respond" to the principal appeal brief.


January, 2016: SO, FOR THE PAST SEVEN MONTHS, Doreen has languished in a federal prison in Alderson, West Virginia, awaiting the outcome of her appeal (oral arguments are being heard in two weeks). While there, Doreen has been occupying her bleak time with some of the educational programs made available at the place. A project was required of those participating in one of those classes earlier this month-- the creation of a collage title "Life Re-Imagined". The object was to induce some sort of breast-beating, "How will I do things differently once I'm free again" self-criticism exercise by the women attending. But in one case, there was nothing to criticize...

Here is Doreen's collage, which brought a unique, unanimous ovation from everyone in the class when she unveiled it for viewing:


Is it any surprise that I'm in love with this woman?


MARCH 11, 2016: Despite the obvious validity of every one of the five issues raised on appeal, the panel of the Sixth Circuit managed to blow past them all and do what is was told to do by the executive-- deny Doreen's appeal. The decision is here.

The Petition for En Banc Re-Hearing filed on March 25 is here, and is a must read. A more informal and more informative "journalist's version" of the petition is here. An article by the excellent Alex Newman at World Net Daily on this outrageous and extremely dangerous appellate decision can be found here.

A discussion of this outrageously corrupt decision and call to action can be found here. Please read it and help in trying to get media attention as requested. BTW, the Petition for En Banc Re-hearing was denied without comment on May 23. The Supreme Court petition followed.


January 16, 2018: Doreen Is Sent Back To Prison

The petty and spiteful "ignorance tax" schemers are insisting that Doreen be slapped around in the dungeon a bit more for her Jeffersonian heroism.

"IN MATTERS OF FASHION, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." So says the author of the Declaration of Independence, the fundamental instrument of law in the United States of America.

My wife Doreen has stood like a rock, even when tear-streaked and trembling in the face of the poisonous corruption that struggled to compel her cooperation in its effort to shore-up the "ignorance tax" scheme on which Leviathan feeds. What an American hero this woman is!

What an inspiration and example Doreen is for our children, (one of whom is fittingly named Thomas Jefferson Hendrickson-- a perfect thought that popped into Doreen's head like an Independence Day firework going off while we were kicking around names for our soon-to-arrive son). What an inspiration and example she is for everyone!

THE BACKSTORY ON DOREEN'S ORDEAL is simple. The ignorance tax scheme is 100% reliant on widespread belief in myths about the history and legal structure of the income tax. CtC punctures those myths by showing what REALLY happened, and what the law REALLY says.

The ignorance-tax schemers have only ever had a single resort to CtC-educated Americans: the lame assertion that, "So-and-so can't really believe that stuff [ladies and gentlemen; your honor; whoever]. EVERYBODY knows that [Pearl Harbor was a complete surprise; it was just 19 guys with boxcutters; we don't spy on anyone without a proper warrant; whatever...]"

What nominal official resistance there is to CtC-educated filings-- including the kangaroo-court affairs involving Doreen and me and the FRP-hoax efforts to which a few educated filers have been subjected-- relies on challenges to the sincerity of anything said or filed by the educated American. No actual dispute of the facts or CtC's revelations about the law is attempted.

Even the recently-exposed appellate falsifications of the reigning Supreme Court decision on the meaning and effect of the Sixteenth Amendment and the nature and limits of the income tax are not exceptions to the rule described above. In fact, these amazingly mendacious rulings are actually the most extreme kind of admission, being efforts to evade CtC's revelations by flat-out deceit.

Lies are the homage paid by corruption to the truth, and are probably the most easily-accessible demonstration of that truth possible in matters such as those involved here. What a wonderful gift those lies are to the CtC-educated, law-upholding community, and what a blessing that these mendacious judges were made to feel compelled to make them! The Lord really does work in mysterious ways His wonders to perform!

DOREEN'S ORDEAL BEGAN with just such an evasion. After having abandoned a series of failing efforts in 2004 and 2005 to suppress CtC by enjoining its publication on the grounds that it contained incorrect information about the tax (and thereby admitting, as a matter of law under Rule 41(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, their inability to dispute CtC's revelations), the schemers turned to a bogus "lawsuit" in 2006.

The suit was contrived in order to create a fraudulent judicial ruling in 2007 written by a DoJ attorney (who was proven, years later while under oath in Doreen's trials to have lied over and over in the course of the affair). The "ruling", bearing the signature-stamp of a judge before whom no human being ever appeared, and containing other "findings" proven by later admissions by that judge to be fraudulent, alleges it to have been miraculously "found" (by a study of pig entrails or some other kind of scrying, apparently) that Doreen (and I) don't believe what we say on our freely-made, CtC-educated returns for 2002 and 2003 (that is, had filed "false returns").

Merely "finding" us insincere wasn't enough in this case, though. The object of this unprecedented (and never-repeated) legal theater by the DoJ "ignorance tax" defense-unit was to end up with some kind of "evidence" that Pete Hendrickson himself doesn't believe what he says in CtC.

Toward this "shore up the myths by compromising the myth-buster" purpose, the contrived ruling includes an order that Doreen and I (who had filed joint returns) actually repudiate and replace our educated returns. We were ordered to create "amended returns" declaring, under oath and without disclaimer, that we believe all our earnings qualify as some form of 'income" subject to the tax.

IN 2013, WITH NEITHER OF US having made these false returns, Doreen was indicted on a charge of "criminal contempt of court". She was likely picked for this abuse on the notion that she would be an easy target for having no deep personal knowledge of the tax or law generally.

It might even have been imagined that Doreen had been dragged into all this CtC stuff reluctantly, without her heart behind her words, and compelling her to say words other than those to which she had already sworn wouldn't be difficult. Let's remember that people who themselves are without principles keep their inescapable self-loathing bottled-up by imagining that everyone else is the same... But Doreen, bless her All-American heart, put the lie to these liars and their sick, sociopathic delusions and their utter disdain for the law.

TO BEGIN WITH, this utterly-inexperienced then-60-year-old housewife, whose sole legal exposure was watching Judge Judy (on her kitchen TV while busy preparing always-amazing meals-- my Doreen is a seriously-talented scratch cook...), took her first trial to a hung jury. This, despite defending herself, and against a specialist team of highly-experienced DoJ prosecutorial assassins flown in from Mordor-on-the-Potomac to chastise this upstart from flyover country for her temerity at standing on her right to control the content of her own expressions.

Doreen's second trial ended in a conviction, but only under the effect of an instruction to the jury that the unlawfulness of the orders she defied was not to be considered a defense against the charge, and after escalations of prosecutorial misconduct extending even to an outright evidence-fraud. This last-minute cheat was committed by prosecutors who apparently recognized that things were again not going their way even though they had already pulled out nearly every other stop in their corrupt playbook in hope of engineering a conviction.

But that amazing difficulty in cheating their way to a "victory" over Doreen in a two-against-one courtroom was the least of the misjudgments the "ignorance-tax" schemers had made of her.

You see, the charge and trials were always just means to an end. The real goal was those false returns.

Having gotten their conviction by hook and by crook, these scum figured they'd now have no problem getting what they were really after. Accordingly, at Doreen's sentencing they smugly offered her more time to pursue her appeal before reporting to prison if she would just create the false returns. Surely, facing certain punishment otherwise, she would cave, right? THEY would...

As Tom Paine eloquently observed, thinking about just the kind of bottom-feeders attacking Doreen, "It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime."

But this was the second big misjudgment of my excellent wife. This woman is the polar moral opposite of these corrupt thugs. Nothing in the world is going to make this woman lie, and especially not over her own signature.

Wait though-- the villains had a fallback plan of assault on Doreen's integrity and self-respect.

The fallback was to have the sentencing judge hold Doreen for a year of supervised release once out of prison. Inserted into the provisions of this supervised release was a "special condition" requiring her to-- you guessed it-- create the false returns. Doreen was ordered to do this within 60 days or go back to prison.

Surely (the villains must have reasoned at the sentencing when sticking this little black-hearted backstop in place), surely after a near 16-month "taste of the lash" this woman wouldn't be so full of sass and disrespect for her betters, right? Surely, her will would fail and she would do what THEY would do in the same circumstances, right?

Uh, no. Doreen's iron will and bottomless well of integrity disappointed no one except the criminals struggling to get her to lie for their evil purpose of creating a fake means of discouraging more Americans from learning the liberating truth in CtC.

All the way to the very end of her supervised release period, Doreen stood her ground, like Jefferson's righteous rock. Her integrity was rewarded as such things are by the corrupt: On Friday, September 8, 2017, Doreen was sentenced to return to prison for another four months for having continued to exercise her rights.

After that new sentence was pronounced, a motion to vacate Doreen's conviction was filed, based on the fact that the orders to her are themselves a criminal violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7206(2), and therefore the ordering court and the trial and sentencing court both lacked jurisdiction to do anything that they have done. See the very short and plain motion here; the short and lame government response here; and the even shorter reply here. Please take the time to read all three. They really are very concise and, at least in the case of the motion and reply, very straightforward.

Despite the clarity and plain correctness of the issues in this motion, on January 16, 2018 the trial judge-- herself a party to all that is complained of in the motion, of course-- denied it. A powerful Motion for Reconsideration was promptly filed and even more promptly denied. Doreen is back in prison as of January 28, 2018, until May 26, 2018.

WARRIOR BRIAN WRIGHT has set up a 'GoFundMe' account for legal expense donations. Find his article and the link to the GoFundMe page here. Donations are also welcome by old-school means at 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., MI 48382.


MY HEARTFELT THANKS TO EVERYONE  who has been helping get the word out to journalists. Here is the latest piece for distribution to news organizations (and my thanks to the most excellent Tim O'Brien for putting this one together). Here is another very good piece for distribution. The entire backstory and drill-down on what went on in Doreen's trials can be found here.

MY SERIOUS FRUSTRATION AND DISMAY to everyone who continues to fail to send the video testimonials I have asked you for over and over again. This is a collapse of dignity, self-respect and good sense that I am astonished to see in this community.

Let me put this issue to you in a way that might resonate where my earlier entreaties have apparently not:

You want judges, bureaucrats, CPAs, lawyers, the HR people where you work, your pastors, your neighbors and everyone else to acknowledge the truth about the tax openly and straightforwardly. How and why would these folks do this if YOU won't?

You want these folks to learn the truth. Why would they even recognize that there is a truth to be learned if you won't attest to having learned it yourself? You've got to stand up, face forward and chin up and tell these folks that you have studied and checked and verified and seen the evidence and seen the government evasions and you know that the tax is not the capitation that the beneficiary government wants everyone to think it is but a benign, but strictly limited thing, and that they need to study and learn that, too.

If you have victories to show, that's nice, and powerful, too. But you don't have to have victories to display in order to declare your knowledge of what the law says. I've never flown around the world, but I've seen the evidence and considered the arguments, and I'm not hesitant to declare it a sphere...

Even those of you who haven't yet studied CtC have surely read this short document, and have verified everything in it for yourself. You should therefore be declaring its veracity and its message, loud and proud. Again, if you won't say it, how can you hope that others will ever even bother to look at the facts?

Be the change you want to see in the world, or there won't be any change.

Finally: Fear nothing but God. And God demands from you truth and the courage to speak the truth. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, "The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die."


I HOPE EVERYONE IS TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY to raise the consciousness of their interlocutors with the "Why?" point when discussing what's being done to Doreen. Find some words on this point here.

As always, the corrupt always go too far for their own good with their evil-- at least, too far for their own good if people like you and me make use of their excesses. Here, this can be done by helping others recognize that the degree of nakedness in defiance of the law being revealed in the assault on Doreen would only happen as a desperate effort to evade a very real threat to the vampire state-- a threat as unlike any other and as potent on behalf of liberty as the violations by the state in its efforts to evade that threat are unlike any others.



from Amazing Spider-Man #537


"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, "Just Kidding..." say the malefactors, dropping the perjury demand as a ploy that simply isn't going to pay off.

WITH MUCH JOY I PICKED UP MY BEAUTIFUL BRIDE at the gates of the federal prison camp in Alderson, West Virginia on the morning of Friday, May 25, 2018. After five long years of abuse at the hands of deeply corrupt DOJ thugs and co-conspirators in the federal judiciary, Doreen's ordeal is over.

The demand that Doreen create false statements that she and I engaged in taxable activities in 2002 and 2003 has been abandoned. This was done in recognition-- at long last-- that Doreen was never going to make these lies.

It was also done in recognition of the fact that the effort to compel Doreen to make the false statements wanted so badly by the DOJ Tax Division has simply underscored the government's disastrous PR problem of having no valid basis for every contrary thing it has done since its initial honoring of our refund claims for those years way back in 2003 and 2004.

IT IS HARD TO FIND WORDS to adequately describe the despicable criminality of the executive and judicial officers responsible for all that has been done to this good, truly American woman. Beating on her in the hope of shutting me up, or shutting down your defense of the rule of law-- while knowing full well the truth of what they hoped to suppress-- sets the bar of corruption to a new depth.

And the way this was accomplished-- especially in terms of judicial contortions-- threatens the rule of law in broad and extremely dangerous ways. If you haven't ever read the petition to the Supreme Court over Doreen's crudely-engineered conviction for refusing to lie under oath at the government's command, you should do so.

While you read that petition, keep a firm check on your well-conditioned reflex to ascribe probity and honor to folks simply because they have been graced with black robes and high seats. If you succeed in controlling that reflex, you will end up raising an alarm, wide-eyed, trembling, scared and angry at what you will recognize as a dire threat to your own future security. And that's just as it should be.

"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness."

-William O. Douglas

At the same time, take the oxygen away from these swamp creatures, as the Founders meant for you to do. That is your only defense, short of the sort of tumult all reasonable people would prefer to avoid if possible.

Further, taking the oxygen (or blood, or fuel, or whatever you care to call it) away from the swamp-creatures by adherence to the law through the application of the knowledge in CtC is the only solution that ensures the preservation of what has been aptly described as the greatest accomplishment of statecraft ever struck off by the hand of man. And that matters, because we are unlikely to be so astonishingly fortunate a second time.

I sorely fear what we would be left with should the American people conclude, in ignorance of the true solution, that the tumult is the only way. You should, too, and you should redouble your efforts to spread the liberating and law-enforcing truth about the tax.

“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.”

–Samuel Adam