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Current Events and Continuing Education for June 13 through June 26, 2016

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

-James Madison


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My Vote For Scalia's Seat: Alex Kozinski Of The Ninth Circuit


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...)

It's time to put the troll-spewed rumors to rest-- and reveal tax agency crimes...

The Truth About "Frivolous Return Penalties"


A heartwarming story about a truly American teenager

This Week's Featured Victory


Federalism as a solution to federal corruption

A Great Meeting With Michigan's Attorney General's Office


Setting 'em straight:

How To Explain To A Pundit The Error Of His Ways


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

Real American Joe Black Testifies And Shares Victories


Either use your rights, or lose your rights

I Stand With Doreen- Updated


Other Voices

'We Have Forgotten What The Founders Knew...'


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The most important question facing Americans today:

What Do The People Do About The Rogue State?


Guess what? There are only two possibilities:

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


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


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


The Fourteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

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Featured In This Update:

A Bit More About 6020(b) and FRPs


A Great New Flyer From Tom Bottaro


Regarding State Group Membership


Why Are You Not Doing This?


Project Paradigm-Shift


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!


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


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

- Thomas Paine

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

If CtC were actually right,

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

and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

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



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


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


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



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

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.

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


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The 6020(b) Requirement For The Assessment Of "Frivolous Return" Penalties

Even the feds have to put up, or shut up, under the law

OVER THE YEARS I'VE WRITTEN QUITE A BIT about the statutory requirement for the government's production of it's own return when it actually believes a submitted return is "frivolous". The reason for that requirement, which is codified at 26 U.S.C. § 6020(b), is to allow a proper amount of tax to be collected, something not possible from an actually frivolous return (which will be one not soundly based on the law, and therefore not capable of conveying or creating a valid legal claim to an amount of tax).

Section 6020(b) exists to provide for authority to create a valid basis for the government's claims in any case in which the person who will be liable for the tax fails to do so by self-assessment on his or her own, whether by not filing at all, or by filing, willfully or otherwise, a false or fraudulent return-- which language extends coverage to any return which does not contain an accurate assessment:

26 U.S.C. § 6020 Returns prepared for or executed by Secretary

(b) Execution of return by Secretary

(1) Authority of Secretary to execute return

If any person fails to make any return required by any internal revenue law or regulation made thereunder at the time prescribed therefor, or makes, willfully or otherwise, a false or fraudulent return, the Secretary shall make such return from his own knowledge and from such information as he can obtain through testimony or otherwise.

The regulations associated with the section explicitly add "frivolous" to the mix, recognizing that a return for which no basis in law exists falls within the ambit of a return which is, willfully or otherwise, false or fraudulent (and in any event is within the manifest intent of Congress in enacting this statute, since it creates the same need for a valid instrument by which a government claim can be supported):

26 C.F.R. § 301.6020-1(b) Execution of returns-

(1) In general.

If any person required by the Internal Revenue Code or by the regulations to make a return ... fails to make such return at the time prescribed therefore, or makes, willfully or otherwise, a false, fraudulent or frivolous return, the Commissioner or other authorized Internal Revenue Officer employee shall make such return from his own knowledge and from such information as he can obtain through testimony or otherwise.

Proper CtC-educated returns are not frivolous, of course (nor false or fraudulent-- and certainly are not unfiled). Thus not a single 6020(b) return has ever been shown to have been created in response to educated returns.

Though normally it's hard to prove a negative like that statement above, here it's easy. No such returns have been produced even in the case of my and my wife's own returns, which as everyone knows, have been the subject of intense attention by the government for more than a decade.

This fact was admitted by a DOJ attorney on the stand as a government witness in my wife Doreen's second trial, just after the judge and prosecutor in the case each lied to the jury about the content of § 6020(b), perhaps in hope of confusing the jury about the significance of such returns having not been made. It is also shown (by lack of any relevant entries) in the Treasury Dept. Certificates and IRS transcripts concerning our filings for 2002 and 2003, filings which the government has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to compel Doreen and me to change to what it wishes said but can't honestly say for itself.

All told, then, when what the government believes are actually "frivolous" returns, are filed, the government must create its own alternatives, in order to collect what it believes is the proper tax due. CtC-educated returns simply do not qualify and do not prompt the creation of such returns.

BUT TODAY I'M NOT FOCUSING on the mandate to create returns for the collection of a proper tax on "income". Today I'm focused on the fiction asserted by trolls across the internet and shameless scoundrels within the IRS that CtC-educated returns prompt "frivolous return penalties".

This fiction is promoted in order to frighten educated Americans from acting on what they know, imagining them to be children who would give up their rights and the rule of law just out of fear that preserving them might come at a cost. It is also promoted to dissuade Americans who don't already know the truth from going to the trouble to learn it.

Happily, the first of these purposes is routinely frustrated. Americans are NOT children, and this is especially true of those who have learned the truth about the tax.

On the other hand, the second purpose has unfortunately had some success, where the fiction about "penalties" has gone unrebutted. This is a real shame, because all that is needed to rebut this false and harmful nonsense is a little clear thinking and observation.

Again, the fact that my own returns have never prompted such penalties stands as sufficient evidence by itself that CtC-educated filings do not qualify. (Indeed, in 2006 the head of the IRS Ogden Frivolous Return Program wrote a declaration-- as part of the CtC-suppression campaign discussed here-- regarding mine and Doreen's 2002 and 2003 returns. This official dances around the subject a great deal but carefully avoids ever declaring our returns to be "frivolous". See the relevant portions of this declaration here, and an analysis filed in response here.)

HOWEVER, DESPITE THE FACT that CtC-educated returns do not qualify for the penalty, some educated filers have been harassed by rogue agents in the IRS with threats of such penalties. Some folks have even had acknowledged overpayments kept from them by the diversion of their money to what will be shown below to be completely fraudulent assertions of "frivolous return penalty" liabilities.

It is these threats (which are sometimes made to look as though the penalties have actually been assessed) and this harassment that fuels the troll-droppings that turn some folks away from the path to learning the truth. It is the misunderstanding about the true nature of these threats and this harassment that keep many folks from becoming part of the solution to the corrupt, systematic misapplication of the tax by which so much harm has been wreaked on America for the last 75 years.

These rumors and the misunderstanding that fuels them must end. Showing what the law requires in regard to these penalties will equip anyone subjected to this harassment to respond to it properly, and will equip everyone else to send the trolls back into the dank darkness under the bridge (or the rock) from beneath which they have crawled.

So, let's parse this out:

IT'S THIS SIMPLE, FOLKS: A sworn and signed 6020(b) return declaring liability for the penalty is a core requirement for the assessment of the penalty. Period. The law is perfectly clear on this requirement.

The "frivolous return" penalty provided for at 26 U.S.C. § 6702 is to be assessed in the same manner as the income tax generally:

26 U.S.C. § 6671. Rules for application of assessable penalties

(a) Penalty assessed as tax

The penalties and liabilities provided by this subchapter [which includes section 6702 -PH] shall be paid upon notice and demand by the Secretary, and shall be assessed and collected in the same manner as taxes. Except as otherwise provided, any reference in this title to “tax” imposed by this title shall be deemed also to refer to the penalties and liabilities provided by this subchapter.

Taxes (other than a couple of exceptions concerning stamp taxes and criminal restitution) can only be assessed per a return or list:

26 U.S.C. § 6201 - Assessment authority

(a) Authority of Secretary

The Secretary is authorized and required to make the inquiries, determinations, and assessments of all taxes (including interest, additional amounts, additions to the tax, and assessable penalties) imposed by this title, or accruing under any former internal revenue law, which have not been duly paid by stamp at the time and in the manner provided by law. Such authority shall extend to and include the following:

(1) Taxes shown on return

The Secretary shall assess all taxes determined by the taxpayer or by the Secretary as to which returns or lists are made under this title.

"List" doesn't mean "recording a liability on a list with a bunch of others", or anything like that. For purposes of this statutory specification, it means what is described in Revised Statute 3176, as amended by Section 1103 of the Revenue Act of 1926. That constitutes the actual statutory authority from which 26 U.S.C. § 6201 is derived-- that is, the actual authority under which the United States is permitted to collect taxes:

Sec. 3176. The collector or any deputy collector in every district shall enter into and upon the premises, if it be necessary, of every person therein who has taxable property and who refuses or neglects to render any return or list required by law, or who renders a false or fraudulent return or list, and make, according to the best information which he can obtain, including that derived from the evidence elicited by the examination of the collector, and on his own view and information, such list or return, according to the form prescribed, of the objects liable to tax, owned or possessed or under the care or management of such person, and the Commissioner of Internal Revenue shall assess the tax thereon, including the amount, if any, due for special tax, and in case of any return of a false or fraudulent list or valuation, he shall add one hundred per centum to such tax; and in case of a refusal or neglect, except in case of sickness or absence, to make a list or return, or to verify the same as aforesaid, he shall add fifty per centum to such tax. In case of neglect occasioned by sickness or absence as aforesaid, the collector may allow such further time for making and delivering such list or return as he may deem necessary, not exceeding thirty days. The amount so added to the tax shall, in all cases, be collected at the same time and in the same manner as the tax; and the list or return so made and subscribed by such collector or deputy collector shall be held good and sufficient for all legal purposes.

Here is the amending language to Sec. 3176 enacted in the 1926 Revenue Act:

SEC. 1103. Section 3176 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

     "SEC. 3176. If any person, corporation, company, or association fails to make and file a return or list at the time prescribed by law or by regulation made under authority of law, or makes, willfully or otherwise, a false or fraudulent return or list, the collector or deputy collector shall make the return or list from his own knowl- edge and from such information as he can obtain through testi- mony or otherwise. In any such case the Commissioner of Internal Revenue may, from his own knowledge and from such information as he can obtain through testimony or otherwise, make a return or amend any return made by a collector or deputy collector. Any return or list so made and subscribed by the Commissioner, or by a collector or deputy collector and approved by the Commissioner, shall be prima facie good and sufficient for all legal purposes.

     "If the failure to file a return (other than a return under Title II of the Revenue Act of 1924 or Title II of the Revenue Act of 3926) or a list is due to sickness or absence, the collector may allow such further time, not exceeding 30 days, for making and filing the return or list as he deems proper.

     "The Commissioner of Internal Revenue shall determine and assess all taxes, other than stamp taxes, as to which returns or lists are so made under the provisions of this section. In case of any failure to make and file a return or list within the time prescribed by law, or prescribed by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue or the collector in pursuance of law, the Commissioner shall add to the tax 25 per centum of its amount, except that when a return is filed after such time and it is shown that the failure to file it was due to a reasonable cause and not to willful neglect, no such addition shall be made to the tax. In case a false or fraudulent return or list is willfully made, the Commissioner shall add to the tax 50 per centum of its amount.

     "The amount so added to any tax shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner and as a part of the tax unless the tax has been paid before the discovery of the neglect, falsity, or fraud, in which case the amount so added shall be collected in the same manner as the tax."

OK, so we have seen that:

  • The "frivolous" penalty must be assessed as a tax like any other under 26 USC.

  • The assessment of such taxes can only be per a return or list.

As will have been noted in the enacting language of R.S. 3176-- both in the original and as amended, such a return or list must be subscribed in order to be legally effective:

...the list or return so made and subscribed by such collector or deputy collector shall be held good and sufficient for all legal purposes. [Original]

Any return or list so made and subscribed by the Commissioner, or by a collector or deputy collector and approved by the Commissioner, shall be prima facie good and sufficient for all legal purposes. [As amended]

So, really what we've got so far is:

  • The "frivolous" penalty must be assessed as a tax like any other under 26 USC.

  • The assessment of such taxes can only be per a return or list.

  • A return or list on which a penalty can be assessed must be subscribed (and since we're not talking about "objects liable to tax" about which lists are made, we'll just stick with "returns" from now on...).

Now, "subscribed" by itself only means "signed" in everyday useage. But in the case of returns required for assessment of a penalty, "signed" means "signed under oath":

26 U.S.C. § 6065 Verification of returns

Except as otherwise provided by the Secretary, any return, declaration, statement, or other document required to be made under any provision of the internal revenue laws or regulations shall contain or be verified by a written declaration that it is made under the penalties of perjury.

There is no "otherwise provided" exception for the creation of returns concerning "frivolous penalties"-- in fact, the regulations specifying such returns in particular are comprehensive, and carefully make no such exception:

26 C.F.R. § 301.6020-1(b) Execution of returns-

(1) In general.

If any person required by the Internal Revenue Code or by the regulations to make a return ... fails to make such return at the time prescribed therefore, or makes, willfully or otherwise, a false, fraudulent or frivolous return, the Commissioner or other authorized Internal Revenue Officer employee shall make such return from his own knowledge and from such information as he can obtain through testimony or otherwise. ...

(2) Form of the return.

A document (or set of documents) signed by the Commissioner or other authorized Internal Revenue Officer or employee shall be a return for a person described in paragraph (b)(1) of this section if the document (or set of documents) identifies the taxpayer by name and taxpayer identification number, contains sufficient information from which to compute the taxpayer's tax liability, and purports to be a return.

So now we have a critical additional element which must be present and accounted for before a "frivolous return penalty" can actually be assessed: a sworn signature, putting a government official at risk of the penalties of perjury if he or she is falsely (or negligently) asserting that the government has a valid claim to seize property from someone else.

It is only with the acceptance of such a risk that claims against someone else's property of this kind can be made legally valid.* This is the whole point and purpose of 26 U.S.C. § 6020(b): authorizing and requiring government officials to properly assert government ownership-interests and claims against those of other people, which the states must do in the same way any citizen would assert interests and claims.

Let's do another recap, then:

  • The "frivolous" penalty must be assessed as a tax like any other under 26 USC.

  • The assessment of such taxes can only be per a return.

  • A return on which a penalty can be assessed must be sworn under penalties of perjury.

What this all means, of course, is that if no sworn return asserting the "frivolous return penalty" exists, no such penalty can be, or has been, lawfully assessed.

SO, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN IN PRACTICAL TERMS? First of all, it means that where no actual sworn 6020(b) return exists no filed return has been actually even alleged-- much less "determined"-- to be "frivolous". The making of a sworn 6020(b) return is the legal and legally-required means by which such an allegation is made, according to the law; there is no other mechanism provided by which this allegation can be made.

 Second, this means if you or anyone you know has been a victim of "penalty" threats or harassments, this bad behavior can and should be challenged on the basis of fundamental invalidity unless sworn returns asserting the government's claims can be proven to have preceded them. If there are no sworn 6020(b) returns, there can be no legally-applicable penalties and none have actually been assessed, whatever the scary notices from the tax agency might be designed to suggest.

It also means that where those sworn returns can't be shown to exist, any rumor about educated returns drawing actual penalties should be denounced as the false troll-spew it is.

More importantly than all the foregoing, perhaps, the facts and law concerning "frivolous" status and the requirements of 6020(b) mean that any threats or harassment by tax agency actors involving "frivolous return penalties" (or the treatment of any filing as "frivolous" in any other way) are almost certainly crimes of some kind, and/or actionable civilly.

SO, IF YOU'VE BEEN THREATENED OR HARASSED or had a claimed refund delayed or denied on the declared basis that the related filing was "frivolous", get your FOIA requests in seeking any evidence of 6020(b) returns. This will equip you with proof that there are none, with all the implications and legal utility of that fact.

And whether you have a direct, personal matter to attend to this way or not, raise your voice about all this. Denounce the trolleries about CtC-educated returns and "frivolous return penalties", and encourage your friends and neighbors to get educated and stand up for the law.

"If the taxpayers of this country ever discovered that we operate on 98% bluff, the entire system will collapse."

-Reported remark by an internal revenue service officer to Sen. Henry E. Bellmon (R. Okla.) on April 15, 1971.


"The Tax Code represents the genius of legal fiction...  The IRS has never really known why people pay the income tax... The IRS encourages voluntary compliance, through FEAR."

-Jack Warren Wade Jr., former IRS officer in charge of the IRS Nationwide Revenue Officer Training Program, in his book ‘When You Owe The IRS’

*This doesn't mean that such claims automatically are valid, once made according to the prescribed form, of course. But they cannot be legally valid if not made according to these requirements.

P.S. To read a detailed analysis of what really qualifies for "frivolous return" penalties, see the material here. To see a very telling hoax (or fraud, as some would see it) deployed by the IRS in its sporadic efforts to frighten some folks with threats of these penalties, see the write-up here.

Those who have submitted testimonial videos as described here and earned access to restricted assets on this site can study the entire statutory history of 6020(b) returns here. More on the subject of 6020(b) returns can be found here and here.

P.P.S. Find a follow-up to the article above here.

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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.


This Week's Featured Victory

A heartwarming story

Grandparents Don and Linda were very pleased and proud to tell me about their granddaughter Allie last week. Allie, only 16 years old and already a warrior for the truth and an agent on behalf of her own freedom and prosperity, has secured her first victory in enforcing the law-- a complete refund of everything taken from her as "income tax" by the federal government during 2015, plus a little interest.

Allie's first victory doesn't amount to a whole lot of money back in her pocket, of course. At her age, and working part time, not much got taken from the not much that was being paid.

But that's not the point, of course. What Allie got back is her money and her power.

More, what Allie kept by reclaiming her property is her dignity.

Allie is a free American to whom the federal government is a subordinate resource upon which she calls as her purposes require, not an "invested partner" in all her affairs with an ownership interest in the product of her efforts, or an overlord which can simply seize property by right. She has made these things true in the only way possible: by behaving accordingly.

Here is Allie's refund check:

Allie's money had been diverted from her and given to Washington on the basis of presumptions that her earnings were of the privilege-based taxable variety. Here is the instrument by which Allie rebutted those erroneous presumptions.

CONGRATULATIONS, Allie! And hats off to good and proper grandparents Don and Linda, who understand the importance and obligation of teaching children well. Allie, now a young lady, and plainly more mature than most her age (and than an awful lot of folks much older, truth be told), has her feet firmly on the path of virtue.

Well done, all!


P. S. Allie's victory joins those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here. It is another step toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.

Don't you wish your victories were proudly posted, too? And those of your kids and grandkids?

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

That's all there is to it!

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I Had A Great Meeting With Michigan's Attorney General's Office Last Week...

Federal officials who break Michigan laws are just common criminals in the eyes of the state

THIS PAST THURSDAY I HAD AN EXCELLENT HOUR-LONG MEETING with Carter Bundy, a representative of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. The subject was the investigation and possible prosecution of the federal judges and DOJ attorneys who have committed crimes against Doreen Hendrickson in violation of Michigan laws.

Michigan, like every other state, criminalizes subornation of perjury, witness tampering and coercion committed by anyone upon anyone else. The state also criminalizes aiding and abetting any of these crimes.

There are no exceptions in Michigan criminal law for government officials, whether foreign or domestic. Nor are there exceptions if the crimes are committed while "official duties" are purportedly being performed.

In Doreen's case, of course, no actual "official duties" were involved at all. The crimes themselves were the objects of the acting officials.

For instance, the subornation of perjury was itself the purported "official act" conducted when orders were issued attempting to control Doreen's testimony. Everything done to Doreen has always been pure crime, committed under the mere "color of law".

A selection of Michigan statutes criminalizing coercion of false testimony can be seen here. As can be seen by a review of those statutes, what has been done to Doreen is a slam-dunk smorgasbord of blatant felonies in violation of Michigan law.

I WILL ADMIT THAT FOR ME this approach to seeking justice for the criminal assaults on Doreen seemed a stretch. Not that it lacked anything in theory, mind-- indeed, the principle involved is about as straightforward as they come.

In fact, the principle involved here is among the most basic in our American system of government overall: federalism. This is the division of power in this country into coexisting and competing (therefore countervailing) forces, with the feds holding the states accountable when they are abusive to citizens (something we are all very familiar with) and the states doing the same to the feds in return (something we see very little, but only because it has gone out of fashion, not because it isn't the way things are supposed to work).

Nonetheless, I expected something of a "Huh? You've got to be kidding!" reaction from the state. Instead, there was no head-scratching or bemusement at all. Very gratifying.

I'M PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT how this initiative can at least deter future abuses by arrogant and corrupt federal officials. In order to optimize the opportunity here, I'm asking everyone who feels the same to contact Michigan AG Bill Schuette's office and urge a quick decision in favor of prosecuting Doreen's abusers. Contact info can be found here.

This is how it's supposed to work, people. It can be made to do so, if you help.

"This balance between the National and State governments ought to be dwelt on with peculiar attention, as it is of the utmost importance. It forms a double security to the people. If one encroaches on their rights they will find a powerful protection in the other. Indeed, they will both be prevented from overpassing their constitutional limits by a certain rivalship, which will ever subsist between them."

-Alexander Hamilton, to the New York Ratifying Convention, June 17, 1788*

*Villain and poltroon though he was overall, here even Alexander Hamilton gets it right. Significantly, he does so as part of the argument by which ratification of the US Constitution was achieved. Thus, it is under this explicit construction and this construction only, as to this question, that the Constitution and the federal government which it brought into being can exercise authority. Any exercise of power by the federal government, or construction by any court on behalf of such an exercise, which is contrary to Hamilton's explanation here is without authority.

P.S. Many thanks to my excellent friends Gordon Dye and Eric Bond, who helped make this meeting happen.

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World Net Daily Publishes Another Excellent Article On Doreen's Ordeal And The US Assault On The Constitution

Post your comments on the article, people. Share it around. Submit it to Drudge. Let's make this a firestorm!!


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.




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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How To Explain To A Pundit The Error Of His Ways

Educated, grown-up American Brendan Trainor shares his excellent example


Mr. Vance:

Very good article on tax deductions "Are tax deductions subsidies?" LewRockwell.com April 14, 2016.

However, unless that actress who lobbied Congress received her salary from a federal grant or contract of some kind, she really didn't have to lobby Congress for her deduction. She could have simply rebutted the presumption that her earnings were statutory wages as declared by those who issued her a W-2 or 1099, on her tax return, like thousands of Americans do today.

Ms. Karas did her lobbying in 1986, so she can be forgiven for believing that she had to travel to Washington DC to get a deduction. However, in 1986 there were people criticizing her understanding of the tax laws, but due to the inability of the mainstream media to understand them, or desire  to understand them,  she may not have heard of these criticisms. Or perhaps being someone of "New York Values", she herself did not want to understand them.

In 2003, a libertarian in Michigan named Peter Hendrickson wrote the book on tax deductions, which thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Americans use to get the biggest deductions of all- a 100% refund of income tax withholdings, and if asked for , social security and medicare taxes as well. All these taxes are excise taxes, and as such cannot be laid on unwilling participants in the free market economy.

Perhaps you would like more information on this "biggest loophole of all?". I will send a link for you to Mr. Hendrickson's website, called Lost Horizons.

Or perhaps not. Perhaps like most of the libertarian/conservative establishment, you want to deny the reality of how the income tax actually works. Too bad, because then you will continue to write articles on the tax that are of limited truth and will not advance the cause of liberty very far. Just as the libertarian/conservative establishment lost the biggest tax case of recent times, the Obamacare case, NFIB vs Sebellius, because they didn't understand the income tax. Instead of admitting their ignorance of the tax laws, they continue to blame Chief Justice Roberts.

Who will you blame? Despite your lack of intellectual curiosity as displayed by your unwillingness so far to engage this libertarian in Michigan,  thousands of Americans will find their way to the Lost Horizons website, and the people's knowledge will grow. When the truth becomes more widely known, and your children ask did you speak up, what will you tell them?

Brendan Trainor,

Reno NV

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A Patriot Activist Talks About CtC

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




The IRS and SSA Share A Nice Institutional Acknowledgement Of CtC

It's always gratifying when these agencies just come right out and admit the truth...

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

But sometimes other forms of acknowledgement are presented. Today we're going to look at one of these more unusual varieties, an example of which was recently sent to one of those real Americans who are standing up to enforce the Constitution.

THE GOOD FELLOW WHO RECEIVED the unusual acknowledgement at which we're about to look is an accomplished upholder of the law. He has three proudly-posted victories to his credit so far since learning the truth about the tax a few years ago, successfully overcoming false assertions that his earnings were subject to the income tax, and recovering everything withheld from him in connection with that tax during each of those three years.

But for today, this gentleman's name is going to go unmentioned, because despite the IRS having faced the truth concerning his earnings for each of those other years (after subjecting each claim to the agency's routine rigorous scrutiny), for some reason the IRS employee that began to process this man's 2012 filing has been dragging his or her feet. A lawsuit is in progress, and what we're going to look at is relevant to that. Our friend doesn't want to show his hand too soon.

So, there is no name to show until this contest is over. But the chink in the tax agency's stonewall that was revealed a few weeks ago will be of great interest to all nonetheless.

WITHOUT ANY PROMPTING, and to our hero's considerable surprise, out of the blue and into the mailbox came a notice from the Social Security Administration announcing the IRS acknowledgment that our hero's earnings as a contractor in 2012 don't qualify as IRC-defined "self-employment income" (the kind of contractor pay that is subject to the tax). Our hero's educated rebuttal of the contrary "1099-MISC" assertions of his payer, on which the tax agency had been mindlessly relying, has prevailed.

This kind of inter-agency acknowledgement happens constantly. But for the filer to get notice of it is rare.

The SSA's accounting of taxable earnings used to calculate any benefits for which our friend might someday want to apply has been reduced accordingly, of course. But even if the gentleman hasn't already accumulated the maximum credit (as many folks of a certain age have done long since, over years of suffering the misapplication of the tax prior to learning the truth) I don't think he minds...

Here's the notice:

Isn't it nice when these bureaucrats finally give up on lying and stonewalling and just do the right thing? Frankly, I'm as happy for the one that found the right path to walk here as I am for our hero.


P. S. Want more? Click here to see some even more fascinating acknowledgements by the IRS of the complete accuracy of the liberating truth about the income tax revealed in CtC. If you've got what it takes to recognize "back-door" acknowledgements, read this page, too.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

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.


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:






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, over the last twelve years now, hundreds of thousands of acknowledgements by federal and state tax agencies.

You, like most folks, have been fooled into inadvertently agreeing that your economic activities are exercises of privilege, thereby allowing the tax to be applied to your earnings. Why is this so hard for you to admit?

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

I GUESS THESE ACTUALLY LEAD TO A THIRD SIMPLE QUESTION: If you really feel that all these things of which you complain are so bad, why are you not helping more Americans understand the nature of the tax and the ill effects of it being misunderstood and misapplied?

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

PRO TIP: By the physics of the law, an indirect tax is necessarily a privilege tax. Here's why:

The distinction between a direct tax and an indirect tax is incidence. A direct tax arises by the direct imposition of the taxer, without any election of the taxed (other than that of authorizing the taxing power in the first place).

An indirect tax arises by the taxed choosing to to do something by which the taxer's claim is then created. The choice that is a valid object of an indirect tax can't be anything done as an exercise of an untaxable right. Nor can it be any activity of necessity. A tax on anything done by necessity would arise not by actual election of the taxed but simply because the tax had been imposed by the taxer. Such a tax, whatever it may be called, would be in actual substance a direct tax, even if one that arose only intermittently. Think of a tax on eating, for example, or working, or engaging in trade with others (all of which are things done by right as well as by necessity, but you get the point).

What is left as the valid object of an indirect tax is the exercise of privilege-- something done not by right, and therefore done by the permission of the taxer (who, due to being possessed of an ownership right in the thing being permitted, is entitled to claim of portion of the proceeds when the thing is profitably used).

"[Although the Legislature may declare as privileges and tax as such for State revenue purposes those pursuits and occupations that are not matters of common right], the Legislature has no power to declare as a privilege and tax for revenue purposes occupations that are of common right."

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


The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

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


PRO TIP: The argument that a concept explicitly given a statutory definition for purposes of this or that chapter or "title" has the same meaning as the common word the legislature has borrowed for its label-- which meaning plainly didn't suit the legislature's purposes, hence its replacement-- is a preposterous reading of the law.

“It is axiomatic that the statutory definition of the term excludes unstated meanings of that term.” 

Meese v. Keene, 481 U.S. 465 (1987);

“[W]e are not at liberty to put our gloss on the definition that Congress provided by looking to the generally accepted meaning of the defined term.”

Tenn. Prot. & Advocacy Inc. v. Wells, 371 F.3d 342 (6th Cir. 2004).



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


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.



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Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax


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

Set Your Church Free

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

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


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Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the well-funded disinformation specialists


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.


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...


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




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


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!!


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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 Have Forgotten What The Founders Knew

by Robert Curry

It is a remarkable fact, though little noticed, that we no longer conduct our politics in the language of the Founders. What that means is that we no longer think politically in their terms.

Take for example the Founders on our rights. George Washington wrote that the American Founding occurred during a time “when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined than at any former period.” That new understanding of our rights is what the Founding is all about.

But do we today remember what the Founders knew?

The Declaration of Independence declared that we have “unalienable rights.” It went on to issue a challenge to the legitimacy of every government then in existence, declaring that securing these unalienable rights is the very purpose of government (“…to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men…”).

Unalienable rights are at the core of the Founding. Yet except for ritual observances on special occasions, have you noticed that unalienable rights have largely gone missing from American politics? In day-to-day politics constitutional rights are often invoked, but very rarely or almost never unalienable rights. Though familiar in one sense, the term “unalienable rights” has the unfamiliarity of a special item only brought out for special occasions.


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Aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do the only thing that will actually make a difference 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? 



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


'The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie


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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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Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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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".


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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...





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





“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer


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The Willingness Of Some People To Trade Liberty For Convenience Is Without Limit

Some Observations About Current Political Efforts To Evade The Truth, Such As The "Fair Tax" Scheme


Regarding "Tax Reform"


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

-Thomas Paine


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


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


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics






Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

June 26- In 1284, the Pied Piper of Hamelin leads the children away.  In 1409, the Council of Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church elevates Petros Philargos as Pope Alexander V-- he joins the two other pontiffs extant at the time, Gregory XII and Benedict XII.  (The church now regards Alexander V as an "antipope".)  In 1870, Christmas is made a federal holiday.  In 1934, FDR signs the Federal Credit Union Act, creating a federal version of the loan associations which had already become widely popular within the several states.  In 1945, the United Nations is chartered.  In 1959, the Saint Lawrence Seaway opens.  In 1974, the first UPC code is used on a product.  In 2008, in 'District of Columbia v. Heller', the US Supreme Court admits for the first time in decades that the Second Amendment prohibits interference with Americans' possession and ownership of firearms by the federal government (although in a decision made quirky and somewhat misleading in its character by the fact that in this case the federal government involvement was in its persona as a municipal authority, rather than more broadly).


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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.


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