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Current Events and Continuing Education for May 2 through May 15, 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:

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Step aside, Marvel-- There Are REAL superheroes to celebrate...

Mark Your Calendars, Friends-- We've Got A Movie Date In September!


Feinstein (D, Oceania) and Burr (R, Oceania) want to ensure your perpetual bondage

So, Maybe The FBI Is Lying...


It's like being in a fairy tale...

Govt. To Hendricksons: You Must Take Back Those Words!


Elation, liberation, self-respect and relief

A New Warrior Shares The Joy


The candidate least likely to make things worse...

More About Trump


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

'Feds Deny Appeal For IRS Whistleblower'


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

Declaration Day


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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.


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Featured In This Update:

WND Has Published Another Important Article


New Victories Are Posted!


About Trump


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:

May 9- In 1941, the British navy captures a German submarine containing an 'Enigma' cryptography machine, allowing the Allies to decrypt coded German messages.  In 1945, Vidkun Quisling, who had been installed as Premier of Norway after the country had been invaded and occupied by Germany, is arrested.  He would later be executed for treason.  In 1960, the US Food and Drug Administration approves the first oral contraceptive.  In 1970, between 75,000 and 100,000 Americans gather in front of the White House protesting the war in Vietnam.  In 1974, formal impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon for offenses stemming from a warrantless surveillance scheme begin in the House of Representatives.  In 2004, Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is assassinated during a World War II memorial parade.

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

I'm Planning A Party-- I Hope You Can Join Me!

No, this isn't the Ninth Annual Declaration Day party-- that announcement will come soon, but in the meantime...

MY BEAMISH BOY TJ called me down to his lair the other day telling me he had something to show me that I'd want to see-- and man, was he right! It's something I want you to see, too: A new film celebrating the heroism of Edward Snowden!

This new film is due to hit theaters September 16, and I'll be going the next day, Saturday the 17th. I'm planning on seeing the afternoon matinee, to be followed by a barbeque/deck party. I'd love the company of every CtC-educated person that can make it. Just let me know by no later than September 1.

I'll be posting details on local accommodations, the price of a ticket and the show time as those latter two bits of information become available. So far I've only been able to verify that the film will be shown at the theater I have in mind on that date, and that the theater staffer to whom I spoke is a big Snowden fan and has his own plans to see the film that same weekend.

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I READ SOME EDITORIALIST IN THE PAPER the other day criticizing the Bernie Sanders supporters for not complaining about the Democrats delegate selection process being rigged. He advised them to suck it up and close ranks with the Clinton people with an eye toward November.

I have a different recommendation for the Sanders people: Scream at the FBI for its dawdling (and perhaps its intended stand-down) on indicting Clinton for the felonious violations of government secrecy and security laws in regard to her email handling while Secretary of State...


So, Maybe The FBI Is Lying...

And no, I don't mean that as a snarky joke...

SENATORS DIANE FEINSTEIN (D., Oceania)  AND BILL BURR (R., Oceania) have introduced a proposed piece of legislation going by the name of S.R.___, the "Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016" (see it here). This noxious bit of treason (by which all enemies of the United States Constitution would surely be aided and comforted) is meant to compel manufacturers of communications equipment to knobble their products' security so the state can poke around inside and read what people are saying to each other whenever it wishes.

This proposed legislation arrives on the scene as the next step in a bit of statist theater which began with a purportedly desperate need by the FBI to access the innards of alleged San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook's company-issued cell-phone. Those innards having not been seen by anyone it is difficult to imagine how the agency was able to credibly swear in an affidavit that any particularly-described evidence was there to be seized, but I'm nit-picking with that little point. The real purpose of claiming the need to get into Farook's phone was to set the stage for this legislation.

As I wrote on these pages back in February when the FBI was briefly arguing its case for a court order meant to force Apple, the phone's manufacturer, to crack its shields and lay the device's contents bare to Uncle Ernie's, er, I mean, Uncle Sam's prying fingers (emphasis added):

...AFTER PATRIOT EDWARD SNOWDEN courageously revealed the tip of this outrageous [universal wiretapping] liberty-smothering "panopticon" project iceberg (and after a lot of the customers of American digital service providers/manufacturers began making clear that they would take their business elsewhere if cooperation with the state doesn't cease) several of the tech companies, at least, backed away from their embrace with the devil and began installing fairly robust encryption into communications devices and on-line services. Apple was one of the first and most diligent.

Apple not only installed software providing for encryption in its I-phones, but it did so in such a way that the company itself was out of the loop. A user who chose to encrypt became the only one with decryption capability. No back doors, no secret keys; real privacy and security for the paying customer.

The police-state enthusiasts find this intolerable. These folks, whose already thoroughly-proven real ambition is to spy and collect detailed files on everyone are using an alleged interest in getting at the contents of a phone purportedly used by one of the San Bernardino mass shooters to ask federal judges to order Apple to help them break into the phone. They are attempting to establish a judicial precedent in this regard, as well as using the matter as a stalking horse for a drive for legislation requiring the installation of "back-doors" in any device equipped for encryption. (I say "purported" because both of those we are told were responsible were unfortunately killed before standing trial or even having a chance to possibly protest their innocence. Thus, we don't technically know for sure that the purported perps really ARE the perps, as seems so often the case in these periodic fear-generating "terrorist" events...)

Apple has been resisting, and hopefully, will have appealed a magistrate's order commanding compliance with the break-in-assistance demand by the deadline tomorrow (Tuesday, February 23).

So it has proven to be. That draft legislation now circulating in the Senate.

But here's an interesting twist in this little affair: not long after I published the words above on February 22, the FBI asked that the court order meant to force Apple to aid and abet its invasion be dismissed. The agency claimed that it had found a way to hack into Farook's phone without help.

At the time, I didn't believe this FBI claim. I figured that the government had simply realized that it was likely to lose its argument on behalf of the order and didn't want the egg on its face.

Apple had made good First Amendment arguments (along with obnoxious "public utility" arguments which serve merely to validate the courts' pernicious resort to such considerations in their decisions). Those arguments would have carried the day in any law-respecting court, and even the executive agencies themselves never know for sure when they are going to encounter a judge who actually takes his or her oath of office seriously.

But now that this legislative effort has been trotted forth so soon afterwards it seems likely that I wasn't nearly cynical enough. In light of this timing it now seems likely that even when the FBI asked that the injunction to compel Apple's cooperation be dismissed the Feinstein-Burr legislation was already on the planning table, if not waiting-in-the-wings.

The danger of an adverse ruling on the injunction was recognized as a threat to this despicable legislation's ability to get out of the starting gate and begin to build the political (or at least, institutional) momentum to which courts will often defer. Thus, the motion to dismiss the injunction on Apple, and the so-unlikely-to-be-true explanation that the FBI had, with truly remarkable timing, managed to crack the i-phone security on its own.

These folks may not be wise, but they have a wealth of reptilian cleverness...

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Government To The Hendricksons: You Must Take Back What You Have Said!

It's like something out of a fairy tale...

I WONDER HOW MANY FOLKS HAVE EVER GIVEN ANY THOUGHT to the unprecedented weirdness of the government's demand that Doreen "unsay" what she and I said on our 2002 and 2003 tax returns. The "ignorance tax" scamsters are reacting to those freely-made returns and the educated expressions on them like a witch in a fairy tale to a counter-spell that breaks her long-standing evil curse.

Think about it. The order concerning those now 12- and 13-year-old filings (which the government is still forced to acknowledge as correct) demands that our freely-made testimony by way of those returns be UNSAID by replacing them with amended returns on which we say we were wrong then and now believe our earnings are of the taxable varieties.

Could there be a more ringing acknowledgement of the correctness of what we have said? This demand is a tacit admission that the only way the government can validly act against what we have said is if we take it back.

The truth is like that bucket of water thrown by Dorothy at the Wicked Witch of the West, who shrinks away wailing, "You cursed brat! Look what you've done! I'm melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?"

In fact, that truth-magic is so powerful that even after engineering a punishment of Doreen for refusing to "take it back", the state is still demanding that she do so, as a condition of her post-incarceration supervised release, or go back to prison. This renewed demand is for the same reasons as the first one: Unless that take-back happens, the state will never be able to "legitimize" a misapplication of the tax to our earnings during those years.

The evil at work here is dark and disgusting. But from out of its noxious depths an attentive ear can detect a despairing wail: "I'm melting! Melting!"

(Still, that much desired melting will only really happen when enough water is thrown. Don't stint in dumping your bucket on the bitch; and don't stint in doing everything you can to scream at the still-silent media to start paying attention to Doreen's plight. Find useful contact info and some other resources for accomplishing this most important task at the end of this article.)

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

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

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

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




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: http://losthorizons.com/Documents/SelectedCuts.htm#7 and http://losthorizons.com/Documents/The16th.htm.

The other two mentioned in the film are http://losthorizons.com/BulletinBoard.htm and http://losthorizons.com/EveryWhichWayButLoose.htm.)

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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A New Warrior Shares The Joy

Elation, self-respect, liberation, relief-- not bad for a few minutes of telling the truth...

Brian’s Column: The Elation of a First-Time ‘Educated’ Filer

It’s the principle of it, but the retained earnings bring a broad smile

“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” — Mark Twain

Oh no! Not another Brian column on the ‘convenient truth’ of the Hendrickson Discovery… and a call to Stand for Doreen. Yes, but this time it’s more. Up close and personal. Despite my long advocacy of Pete Hendrickson’s Cracking the Code understanding and so-called educated filing of federal income tax returns and claims, I’ve never actually done so. I’ve had decent reasons, my recent years of earnings have had no withholding applied to them from clients who, nonetheless, had filed information reports on me, and basically I lacked a felt need to file 1040s to correct or rebut the improperly reported ‘income.’

We’re not talking about large sums of money here. [Nonetheless, thanks to my recent part-time employee status that did withhold small amounts based on improperly alleged income, I shall be filing to correct and rebut those earlier erroneous claims.] This year, however, I have had amounts erroneously withheld, so I did file to correct and assert that those withholdings be refunded to me. I completed the work on the 15th, not realizing we had until today officially to postmark the filings. AND… I… FEEL… GREAT!

Truly, this has been one of  the most liberating experiences in my life. Why? Because it involves no anger, simply standing up as a man for the law as it actually reads, not as the deception the government and its vast network of apparatchiks want me to believe. I am doing everything out in the open and in the light of day, no tricks, no need for them. Just applying the law, which is damned simple once you tap into the core facts.

Years ago, when I tried to live more conventional, I knew that something was seriously wrong with the income tax and the insidious control and domination that complying with it entailed. I wracked my brain to figure out how to minimize the outrageous extractions. Years after that I went as much as possible off the books. All I succeeded in doing was become pathologically angry and develop a serious drinking problem.

Pete Hendrickson, himself, experienced similar if less self-defeating symptoms… that is, until he kept trying to understand the code as facilitated by computer technology in the late 1990s. His book, Cracking the Code: The fascinating truth about taxation in America is a work of sustained genius—that stands to liberate all Americans who have direct, federally unprivileged earnings from the tyranny of April 15.[1]

Here’s how. From a flyer for Cracking the Code and the Hendrickson Discovery:

Did you know that…

  1. The income tax is an excise tax, not a direct tax? It applies only to revenue in which the federal government has a direct ownership interest?

  2. What is called ‘income’ by the Internal Revenue Code is not ‘money’ or ‘receipts’ or ‘earnings.’ It is defined as receipts resulting from the exercise of a federal privilege? Are you doing business with or are you paid by the federal government?

  3. The income tax was instituted in 1862? The 16th Amendment (1913) did not expand the scope or definition of taxable ‘income?’ Until the 1940s only about 4% of Americans (those who worked for or were involved with the federal government) paid annual income tax?

  4. During WWII, the government called for Americans to pay income tax to support the war effort? Patriotically, many citizens complied?

  5. The Internal Revenue Code grew to more than three-million words? A wage-withholding program was instituted and thousands of professionals now help Americans prepare their tax returns?

  6. Each year millions of W-2 and 1099 reports are issued for ‘wages’ or ‘non-employee compensation’ by payers who do not understand that these forms are intended for federally connected payments? W-2 and 1099 forms serve as legal testimony and, w/o rebuttal, make the named individuals liable for an ‘income’ tax?

  7. The ‘Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return’ is intended as a way for individuals to correct ‘testimony’ made about them by others? Americans have until April 15th of each year to correct their record? Not filing a tax return waives your right to properly report your income?

  8. While Congress cannot take your money directly, it has created a tax code that is convoluted enough to deceive most people? ‘Income,’ ‘wages,’ ‘employee,’ ‘employer,’ and ‘trade or business’ are all specifically defined in the Code [and all these terms pertain exclusively to ‘receipts resulting from the exercise of federal privilege’], yet most of us interpret these words in a common or everyday way?

  9. Once a return (1040 Form) is filed, it is legally valid and answers the question of whether or not you were engaged in taxable activities for that year? It is the means—provided by law—for YOU to set the record straight?

  10. The US system is based on individual self-assessment and voluntary compliance? The government will accept your money unless you inform it every year that you are entitled to nonpayment or to a refund of what you have paid?

Note: I have listed the above in my book of Independents, The Truman Prophecy (2016). [See my review here-- PH]

So, that’s the picture. It’s 100% legit, 10s of thousands of individuals just like you have recovered in aggregate more than $3 billion (verify for yourself here). And today as I have filed ‘educated,’ and await my modest refunds—all withheld funds that are based on income, when no income is present (i.e. federal tax, Social Security, Medicare, and state income taxes) come home to Papa. I expect no hassles, it’s all routine, and I’ll post my refunds on my site for the world to see.

The question is: Why are you not doing the same? Do you really believe the federal government knows best how to use, what is it, 35% of your earnings, now? Has it been behaving responsibly with the $3 trillion it scrapes away every year from Americans through deception and subterfuge? As I’m actually writing this column, approximately one hour remains until the April 18 midnight deadline… so probably if you haven’t made the arrangements to learn and apply the truth about the ‘income’ tax by now, it’s too late to recover your property wrongfully taken for 2015. But it’s not too late to learn the truth for next year, and the next one, and the next years after that.

Buy the book, discover the truth, assert all your direct earnings as yours and yours alone. Do it for yourself, your family, your country, your planet, and your species. It’s remarkably easy to ‘person up.’ And you’ll like what you see in the mirror tomorrow morning.

[1] FYI: April 15, 2016 is 241 years after the British were ordered to march on Lexington and Concord, Mass., thus leading to (on April 19th) the first colonial armed resistance that produced British casualties: the ‘shot heard ’round the world’ and the beginning of American Independence.

Brian's webpage, on which this column first appeared, can be found here. Brian's first victory, which has already resulted from one of the two filings he announces here, can be enjoyed here.

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More About Trump

The candidate least likely to make things worse

DONALD TRUMP (on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at a campaign event in Bluffton, South Carolina):

"We went after Iraq, they did not knock down the World Trade Center.

It wasn’t the Iraqis that knocked down the World Trade Center, we went after Iraq, we decimated the country, Iran’s taking over, okay. But it wasn’t the Iraqis, you will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center.

Because they have papers in there that are very secret, you may find it’s the Saudis, okay?

But you will find out."

FOR A FEW WEEKS NOW I'VE HAD AN ENDORSEMENT of Donald Trump posted here. With an important series of primaries looming, I think it's a good time to post a few more words on behalf of this fellow who is the worst of all candidates-- except for all the others:

I WANT GOOD RELATIONS with Russia; honesty about Iran and the Ukraine; severing of the unnatural and improper Israel/US Master/Blaster relationship; the truth about 9/11; an end to aggressive war-making and the enrichment and empowerment of the war-mongers; and a purge of all the connected and entrenched deadwood in Washington. We might see some of these things done during a Trump administration.

We also might see none of these things done should Trump take office. But as I see things from a perspective of 40 years of close attention to the American political scene, we'll have the opposite of each of these beneficial changes if Cruz, Clinton, Kasich or Sanders gets into office.

Each of these alternative candidates will worsen some or all of the things already gone so dangerously wrong in Washington. After all, each of these alternative candidates has been there and in power while these evils have flourished, or is beholden to those benefiting from them.

Further, these alternative candidates, being polished and practiced log-rollers and back-scratchers accustomed to working with others of their own kind and comfortable with any despicable domestic policy proposal to come down the pike will actually get some of those domestic policies passed into law (think "Obamacare", or "The PATRIOT Act"). The ham-handed and doesn't-play-well-with-others Trump never will, even should he really try (and his truly outrageous domestic policy positions, as articulated so far, would be struck down by the courts even if they managed to make it into law).

In sum, the alternatives to Trump are business-as-usual-dangerous on both the foreign-policy side and the domestic-policy side. Trump will only be effective on foreign policy, and will tend to be effective in a good way.

There is little attractive about Donald Trump. But he's not one of them, and that's good enough.

Go Trump.

P.S. There is an interesting website now operating at http://libertariansfortrump.org/. Many good articles by many good people making arguments similar to my comments above. It's worth a visit.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 10- In 1768, John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article critical of King George III.  The arrest prompts a riot by his supporters.  In 1775, the Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia.  In 1801, the Barbary Pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America after newly-inaugurated President Thomas Jefferson decided to stop paying them the tribute they had been receiving from previous administrations.  In 1869, the Lincoln administration's transcontinental railroad is completed when the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroad lines meet in Promontory Summit, Utah.  The Union Pacific organization had built west from Council Bluffs, Iowa (a spot which was, at the time of selection, 150 miles from the nearest existing rail line, but which offered Lincoln personal political and financial benefits); Central had built east from Sacramento.  Both rail lines were heavily subsidized with land grants and were made subject to permanent significant federal control, as were a number of other smaller lines contracted to construct feeders from major terminal cities along the way.  In 1994, Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as president of South Africa after spending 27 years in prison for "crimes against the state", which included a campaign of sabotage against military and civilian government targets, and the making of plans for a guerilla war against the government.  In 2012, terrorists supported by the United States detonated two suicide car bombs outside government buildings in Damascus, Syria, killing 55 and injuring 400.  Some voices challenge that assignment of responsibility, claiming that the Assad regime carried out the bombings itself as a false-flag operation designed to justify the regime's past and future actions.  But everyone knows THAT kind of thing never happens, right?


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:

May 11- In 1310, 54 members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake as heretics, having been tortured into confessions to this effect by on the orders of King Philip IV of France, who was deeply in debt to the order, and saw the charges as a way of eliminating this problem and allowing the seizure of Templar assets, to boot .  In 1858, Minnesota becomes the 32nd of the several states, and is admitted into the union as such.  In 1973, charges against Daniel Ellsberg for releasing "the Pentagon Papers", a 7,000-page top-secret United States government report about the history of the Government's internal planning and policy concerning the Vietnam War, are dismissed.


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.



I Stand With Doreen

A New Story In The Tribune On Doreen's Case

ARE YOU JUST LEARNING ABOUT the crime against your rights and the rule of law by means of a heinous crime by which Doreen Hendrickson is being victimized? Get up to speed with this and this, and this film:

Free Speech On Trial: IRS v. Hendrickson

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

The longer but much more comprehensive and question-answering backstory (the "why" history leading up to this unprecedented assault on the First Amendment and principles of due process) can be found here.

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


DOREEN'S ADDRESS: Doreen Hendrickson 48564-039, FPC Alderson A-4, P.O. Box A, Alderson, WV 24910. She would love to hear your encouragement, uplift, appreciation and solidarity, and she can even be sent paperback books, as long as the envelope in which they are packaged has clearly written at the top: Paperback Book Enclosed.

Anyone wanting to send Doreen a few dollars for her commissary account (with which she can get better food, soft drinks, clothes and other amenities) can do so by mailing a money order made payable to Doreen Hendrickson 48564039. Mail to:

Federal Bureau of Prisons,

Doreen Hendrickson


Post Office Box 474701

Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

DO YOU NOTICE THAT MESSAGE ON THE T-SHIRT being worn by the lovely model of the 'I Stand with Doreen' care-bracelet? It reads, THINK. It's not illegal yet!

But you know what? The charge against Doreen is an effort by the state to make it so.

Doreen was charged, remember, with criminally-refusing to cede control of her expressions to the state. Now, I'll grant you that technically her thoughts would remain her own, but if the state can dictate what everyone says, then pretty soon that atmosphere of controlled expressions will result in first influencing, and then ultimately controlling what everyone thinks.

If the State gets away with establishing the precedent that every written expression-- even just those on testimonial instruments-- can be required to echo the state's preferred view of things, the fate of free thinking and liberty is obvious (and it's not good).

Think about it, while you still can.

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

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

-Thomas Jefferson

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 12- In 1780, Charleston, South Carolina is captured by the British army.  In 1862, Baton Rouge, Louisiana is captured by the Union army.  In 1941, the first fully-programmable, fully-automatic computer, the Z3, was introduced by inventor Konrad Zuse, in Berlin, Germany.  In 1965, the Soviet Union's 'Luna 5' spacecraft crash-lands on the Moon.  In 1967, Pink Floyd stages the first quadraphonic rock concert.



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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:

May 13- In 1787, Captain Arthur Philip leaves Portsmouth, England with an 11-ship fleet carrying the first convicts bound for Australia.  In 1846, the United States declares war on Mexico.  In 1939, the first commercial FM radio station in America begins broadcasting (WDRC-FM in Bloomfield, Connecticut, originally designated W1XPW).  In 1967, Zakir Hussain becomes the first Muslim president of India.  In 1981, Mehmet Ali Agca attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II.  In 1989, students gathered in Tiananmen Square in Beijing begin a hunger strike.  In 1998, India conducts two nuclear weapons tests.  The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India in response.


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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Feds Deny Appeal for IRS Whistleblower, Set Shocking Precedent Against Free Speech in American Courts!

by Shane Trejo

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has denied an appeal for Doreen Hendrickson, whistle-blower turned sacrificial lamb for IRS tyranny, effectively ruling that the First and Sixth Amendments are not binding on the federal judiciary.

Since the release of her husband Pete Hendrickson’s seminal work, Cracking the Code: The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America, federal and state governments have had to return billions of dollars to claimants over the past 13 years. Doreen Hendrickson’s persecution has come as the result of a desperate effort to suppress revelations about the income tax via character assassination and a Soviet-style show trial!

The testimonials of those whose property has been saved from illegal IRS tax collection are available online or in this 24 minute video:


Click here to read the rest of this article


It's great that independent journalist Shane Trejo has written this important article. But it needs to be seen by many more Americans than just those on my mailing list.


PLEASE help make that happen by posting this link to the article everywhere you can! Provide an explanation why people should click the link and read the article. (If you just say, "Click this link, you'll be interested" or the equivalent, people won't.)


If you have a webpage of your own post the link with a good introductory portion of the article, as I have done. Together, we can awaken some of our neighbors to their peril.



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:

May 14- In 1796, the world's first smallpox vaccination is administered.  In 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition sets off.  1948, Jewish residents in the British "Mandate of Palestine" (who comprised about one third of the total population at the time, and owned less than 15% of the land) reject a United Nations plan to divide the mandate into equal-sized Jewish and Palestinian states (with Jerusalem under international administration) and declare the independent state of Israel, one day before the formal expiration of the mandate.  In 1961 the "Freedom Riders" bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil-rights protestors are beaten by an angry mob.  In 1998, the final episode of 'Seinfeld' airs.


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Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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CtC-Educated Lawyers: It's Way Past Time For You All To Queue Up!


[Y]ou really need to familiarize yourself with Pete Hendrickson's absolutely magnificent work at his website and in his book(s).  He has, brilliantly and lucidly, "cracked the code" regarding the federal income EXCISE tax(es)."

-Mark C. Phillips, JD


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-Jerry Arnowitz, JD


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-John O'Neil Green, JD


“Thanks again for your efforts, Pete. They mean an awful lot to a lot of people.” “…as an attorney, I am humbled by your knowledge and ability in navigating the law.  THANK YOU for your hard work and sacrifice.”

-Eric Smithers, JD


"I am an attorney and want to give a testimonial to your book, which I find to be compelling. I am exercising these rights for myself and my adult children. I'm even considering making this my new avenue of law practice."

-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD


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


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

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson







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





(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."


Honest Cops Agree




Films That Belong In Every Home Library




Ever Wonder How Much An Unrestrained FedState Would Like To Tap You For?





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:

May 15- In 1252, Pope Innocent IV authorizes the torture of accused heretics in order to secure confessions and information about others.  In 1776, the Virginia Convention declares the colony's independence from Great Britain, and instructs its delegation to the Continental Congress to propose a joint declaration on behalf of all of the American colonies.  In 1862, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture is created.  In 1911, the United States Supreme Court declares Standard Oil to be too successful and orders its breakup under the auspices of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.  In 1940, the first McDonald's restaurant opens.  In 1948, Egypt, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia attack the Jewish partisans who had just seized control of Palestine the day before the intended partitioning of that territory into equally-sized Jewish and Arab Palestinian states under a UN mandate intended to peacefully provide for a Jewish homeland.


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Last Word


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

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the First American Revolution


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About The Author


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


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


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


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


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


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


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