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Current Events and Continuing Education for November 16 through November 29, 2015

“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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Confronting the liberation bottleneck

Income Tax Jurisdiction: It's All About The Lawnmower


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

The "War On Terror" Is The Hoax Foundation For The Police/Spy State


So, did you do it?

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.


The Fourteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

Get The Short, Easy Intro To The Liberating Truth About The Tax


Click here for the current Mid-Edition Update posts

Featured In This Update:

Why I'm Suspicious Of The Official Storyline On The Attacks In Paris


An Important "Housekeeping" Note


The Real History Of Thanksgiving


WANTED! Your Articles!!


Regarding State Group Membership


The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart


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


Your Comments


"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:

November 23- In 1876, corrupt Tammany Hall politician "Boss" Tweed is extradited from Spain, to which he fled to escape charges in New York.  In 1936, the first edition of Life magazine is published.  In 1954, the Dow exceeds its previous record high, which had been reached shortly before the crash of 1929.  In 1963, Doctor Who hits the airwaves for the first time.  In 1981, Ronald Reagan authorizes the CIA to recruit, equip and train "Contra" rebels in Nicaragua.  In 2011, the president of Yemen agrees to resign in exchange for legal immunity for past crimes.

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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Income Tax Jurisdiction: It's All About The Lawnmower

On getting it wrong, along with another concrete example of getting it right.

IT'S BEEN MORE THAN 12 YEARS since the first elaborately-scrutinized complete refund of ALL federal taxes claimed and collected from Americans by the United States. This has been followed by hundreds of thousands more such refunds by the feds and the state governments, as well, even despite vigorous resistance by tax agencies, in some cases.

That first complete refund has also been followed by an ongoing series of tellingly-baseless and increasingly law-defying efforts to suppress the information about the tax that has led to all that returned and retained property and power. Every one of these unprecedented efforts by the state to discourage dissemination of this information and shore up the myths it exposes-- such as the never-before-in-America punishment of Doreen Hendrickson for refusing to declare a belief in those myths-- proves the truth of the information just as much as do all those refunds.

You'd think that by now everyone in the so-called "tax honesty" movement-- especially the leaders in that community-- would have recognized and acknowledged that this unprecedented refund-generating and manifestly government-feared information is the path to liberation from the scourge of the misapplied tax for everyone. You'd think that by now these folks, and everyone else, would be speaking with one voice, spreading the simple truth about the tax.

SADLY, IF THAT'S WHAT YOU THOUGHT, YOU'D BE WRONG, and what a shame that is. Were these folks to have begun spreading the truth about the tax five years ago, not one person without a legitimate liability would be suffering the least bit of harassment or harm today by a tax agency. Were these folks to do so today, five years from now (if not sooner) not one person without a legitimate liability will be suffering the least bit of harassment or harm by a tax agency.

But rather than helping to achieve that happy goal, these "tax honesty" leaders are not only not spreading the truth about the tax, but some of them, at least, stubbornly continue to inject strained and empty "theories" and "arguments" into circulation through blog-posts, videos and emails. One of the most common and vigorously-promoted categories of nonsense is in regard to "jurisdiction."

TYPICALLY, THE "JURISDICTION" ARGUMENTS revolve around assertions that jurisdictional limitations on the federal government prevent it from being able to make or enforce claims upon anyone not of a certain citizenship or a certain residency. This assertion is usually accompanied by the supporting proposition that somehow everyone being subjected to the income tax nonetheless is being administratively found to be of that certain citizenship and/or residency, even when they really are not, by some arcane legal legerdemain involving Social Security numbers or the act of filling out tax forms.

For instance, the argument will be made that the federal government has no authority to make a claim of tax liability against a Texan living in Texas, being only able, according to the argument, to make claims against a very-narrowly-defined class of "United States citizens" or people resident in the District of Columbia or a US territory or possesion. Thus, goes the argument, if the claim IS made, this is done because the victim is being found by the court to actually be a citizen and/or resident of DC, however vigorously and comprehensively this status is disputed.

This bizarre argument will be made despite the many examples posted here of Texans defeating federal tax liability claims, and doing so while acknowledging Social security number assignments, and with no effort made to assert or dispute any particular citizenship or residency.

The argument will also be made with no evidence in law or otherwise supporting its assertions about any of these allegedly significant factors. Instead, reliance is placed on tautological inferences-- assumptions used to support each other in an intellectual effort at raising oneself up by one's own bootstraps.

It being imagined that the income tax is citizenship- or residency-based, aspects of the law by which the tax is applied will be assumed to be based on the assumption of those status qualifications. These compound assumptions will be shored up by out-of-context or incomplete excerpts from court rulings and statutes or regulations, and especially the assertion that things like having had a Social security number assigned conveys or implies the allegedly-significant status. Again, all of this will be done in complete disregard of the actual and contradicting evidence.

AT BOTTOM, EVERY ONE OF THESE COMPLICATED HOUSE-OF-CARDS CONSTRUCTIONS are grounded in a confusion over the actual nature of the income tax in which the tax is mistakenly imagined to be like tribute demanded by an ancient king from his subjects. Were this true, jurisdictional considerations of territory and citizenship WOULD be relevant, and some explanation, however arcane, WOULD have to be found for how the tax is applied in apparent disregard of these considerations.

But the tax is NOT tribute, and the taxing authority is neither that of a king, nor applied based in any way upon status-- which is why all those concrete examples contradicting these propositions are there to be seen. Instead, the tax is an excise, and the "income" that it reaches is simply a special class of receipts which are liable to tax due to the federally-privileged character of the activity which produced them.

Here's a good model for understanding the tax: If you use a federal lawnmower to cut other people's grass for money, the feds get to claim a piece of your gains. Understanding this to be the nature of the tax makes clear why the tax can be claimed from Texans in Texas without any issues of location or citizenship or need to rely on subterfuges or legal gimmicks related to either-- the liability for the tax goes wherever the federal lawnmower goes, and arises wherever and whenever it is used to make a profit, regardless of by whom.

Understanding the federal-privilege-excise nature of the tax also makes clear that to say, "I don't live within your geographical area of authority;" or, "I'm not one of your subjugated or duty-bound citizens," as is advocated by those who promote these misunderstandings regarding jurisdiction, is a meaningless response to an assertion of tax liability. All that such declarations do is make clear to the taxing authority that the speaker is clueless about the arena he or she is in-- it is the pasting of a "Kick me!" sign on one's own back.

The only relevant response to an assertion of tax liability is either, "Yes, I did make money with your lawnmower," (followed by the calculation or acknowledgement of a tax owed) or, "Wrong; I didn't make any money with your lawnmower," (which is not to say one didn't make money mowing lawns, but only that if so, it was done with one's own equipment). Either one simply has to be done in a fashion legally cognizable by the tax agency being addressed, which is to say, by way of a return. (BTW, if you're a cyclist, you might find this model of the tax dynamic more appealing.)

I'M GOING TO CLOSE this discussion with an example of a proper response to an assertion of tax liability by someone who DOES know the law, and how to say she didn't use the government's lawnmower to make her money last year. After enjoying this latest display of accurate knowledge of the tax, please make a big effort to ensure that every "tax honesty" guru you are able to contact gets cleared up on the true nature of the tax and joins in spreading that truth.

If you do, it could make all the difference in the world. Five years from now we could all be living in a restored republic under the actual rule of law.

Dana Knows Whose Lawnmower She Uses

...and she knows how to meaningfully introduce that fact into the record.

A few weeks ago the United States agreed, and showed it in the most concrete fashion possible with this 100% refund of EVERYTHING taken from Dana for federal taxes during 2014, Social Security and Medicare taxes included:


Here is the filing Dana made that produced this acknowledgement and the return of her property and the power that comes with it. As in every case, this filing and claim was thoroughly vetted before being honored, per the protocols shown here.

The simple, straightforward, endlessly-repeated reality of Dana's victory in invoking the actual tax laws thanks to the knowledge she gained from reading this book is completely unambiguous. What Dana acted upon are the real facts about the tax.

CONGRATULATIONS, Dana! You're doing your part to keep the state within the confines of the law, like all the other truly patriotic and responsible Americans whose ranks you have joined.

ON THE OTHER HAND, and regarding those who AREN'T doing their part to keep the state within the confines of the law, I'm going to be blunt: any "tax guru" or "tax professional" or bureaucrat or judge who disputes what is presented in CtC is a moron or a liar. And any "tax guru" who is telling anyone anything other than exactly what is found in CtC-- nothing more, nothing less, nothing different-- is actually part of the "tax dis-honesty movement".

Help these folks learn the truth; encourage them to speak the truth; and just delete the nonsense when it shows up in your inbox.

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

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

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

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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.


Happily, we latter-day Americans need not engage in revolution, we need merely adopt the resolution in our hearts and minds to which Adams refers, and stand up for the law laid down by our revolutionary ancestors. Do it! Adopt that resolution! And then share it with the world.

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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.


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 24- In 1859, Charles Darwin publishes 'On the Origin of Species'.  In 1917, a bomb explodes in Police headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing ten.  In 1932, the FBI Crime Lab opens its doors.  In 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of JFK, is shot by Jack Ruby on live television; Lyndon Johnson declares his intention to support the government of South Vietnam both militarily and economically.  In 1971, D. B. Cooper parachutes from a hijacked airliner with $200,000.00 in ransom money.  Neither have been seen since.


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).rong>

"[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).


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 25- In 1783, the last British troops leave New York City.  In 1867, Alfred Nobel patents dynamite.  In 1874, the "Greenback Party"-- a pro-inflation political organization-- is established.  Ten years later it is dis-established, but not before occupying 25 seats in the U.S. House, in the aggregate, over that decade.  In 1950, the People's Republic of China commits troops to the Korean War on the side of the North Koreans.  In 1952, Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.  It goes on to become the longest-running play in history.  In 1986, Edwin Meese announces that money from arms sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the "Contra" rebels in Nicaragua.


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:

November 26- In 1778, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui, Hawaii.  In 1789, a national Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in America upon the recommendation of George Washington.


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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:

November 27- In 1870, the New York Times dubs baseball America's National Game.  1924, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City.  In 1965, Pentagon officials inform the Johnson administration that a "surge" is necessary for success in Vietnam.

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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A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many of them were fans of Big Government.
 Not really knowing what a Big Government fan is, but wanting to be liked by the
 teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for TJ.
 The teacher asked TJ why he has decided to be different...again.
 TJ said, "Because I'm not a fan of Big Government."
 The teacher asked, "Why aren't you a fan of Big Government?"
 TJ said, "Because I'm a libertarian."
 The teacher asked him why he's a libertarian.  TJ answered, "Well, my Dad's a libertarian and my Mom's a libertarian, so I'm a libertarian."
 Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked, "If your dad were a moron and your mom were an idiot, what would that make you?"
 With a big smile, TJ replied, "That would make me a fan of Big Government."


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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The "War On Terror" Is The Hoax Foundation Of The Police/Spy State

by Paul Craig Roberts

The “war on terror” was a hoax. Americans were deceived by policymakers, who are pursuing a hegemonic agenda. The American people were too trusting and too gullible and, consequently, Americans were easily betrayed by Washington and by the presstitute media.

The consequences of the deceit, gullibility, and betrayal are horrendous for Americans, for millions of peoples in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine, and for Washington’s European vassals.

The consequences for Americans are an aborted Constitution, a police/spy state and rising resentment and hatred of America around the world.

The consequences for peoples in Somolia, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Palestine, and Ukraine have been massive deaths and dislocations, infrastructure destruction, internal conflicts, birth defects, invasions, bombings, drones. Millions of peoples have been murdered by Washington’s pursuit of hegemony, and millions have been turned into refugees.

The consequences for Washington’s European vassals is that the millions of refugees from Washington’s wars are now overrunning Europe, causing social and political discord and threatening the European political parties that enabled, and participated in, Washington’s massive war crimes in eight countries.

The populations of the eight countries and Washington’s vassals are stuck with the consequences of Washington’s evil, vicious, and illegal actions. And Americans are stuck with the police/spy state and militarized police who murder three Americans each day and brutalize countless others.

The countries we have destroyed have no recourse to restitution.

Our European vassals will have to provide from their own pockets for the refugees that Washington’s wars are sending to them.

As for Americans, they seem to have settled into acquiescence to the brutal police/spy state that has crowded out freedom and democracy.

But Americans could do something about it.


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NOW CONSIDER: Isn't it a shame that Dr. Roberts doesn't know the truth about the income tax and therefore doesn't advise his readers about the key mechanism provided by the Founders by which the People can peacefully restrain the state, even when a monolithic political class isn't interested in being restrained?

Aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad that YOU know, and that YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do the only thing that will actually strike the root and prevent the problem in the first place by taking control of how much of YOUR WEALTH facilitates government misbehavior?


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

November 28- In 1895, the first American automobile race is run-- 54 miles of thunder and speed.  The winner hit the finish line after approximately 10 hours of hard driving.  In 1907, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.  In 1979, an Air New Zealand DC 10 crashes at full speed into Mt. Erebus, Antarctica, due to a navigation error, killing all 257 on board.  As can be plainly seen from the image below, actual high-speed large-commercial-aircraft crashes leave a whole lot of obvious wreckage:

 Click here for related material.   In 1991, South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.


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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."


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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:

November 29- In 1947, the UN General Assembly votes to partition Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian states.  In 1963, the Warren Commission is established to investigate the assassination of JFK.  In 1967, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara resigns.  In 1972, 'Pong' makes its first appearance, in a tavern in California.  In 1983, the UN General Assembly resolves that the Soviet Union should end its occupation of Afghanistan.


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-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