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Mid-Edition Update for August 30, 2015


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We Must Put An End To The Terrible Practice Of 'Non-Filing'


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"The preservation of a free government requires, not merely that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained, but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the great barrier which defends the rights of the people. The rulers who are guilty of such encroachment exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are TYRANTS. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them and are slaves….."

-James Madison


We Must Put An End To The Terrible Practice Of 'Non-Filing'

LAST WEEK I SPOKE IN A "TALKSHOE" PHONE-CHAT PROGRAM hosted by a long-time "tax honesty" person. I was disturbed to learn during the course of the show that the enormously harmful myth about inherent ill-effects from the use of a 1040 continues to have a foothold in that community.

Frankly, there is little more counter-productive to our goal of ending the systematic misapplication of the income tax than silence in the face of that misapplication-- which is the true character of a failure to use a 1040. Thus, I am going to use this Mid-Edition Update to re-acquaint everyone with the legal principles involved in the filing of tax forms.

I KNOW THAT MANY-- perhaps most-- of you reading this will already be very familiar with the material that follows, and already understand the issue. You are not making the mistake of acquiescing-by-silence to erroneous allegations that your actually-untaxable activities are taxable (allegations which are made by ignorant or timid payers reporting the gains from those activities on "W-2s" and "1099s", for instance).

You understand that the only hope the government has for maintaining its gravy-train of the misapplied income tax is by keeping enough people from rebutting these bogus allegations in a legally-meaningful manner-- something that can only be done with 1040s. You doubtless know that the primary government effort in this regard is geared toward keeping people ignorant of why these allegations can and should be rebutted.

But another very important government effort on behalf of preserving the 75-year-old income tax misapplication-scheme is infecting the very large "tax honesty" community with a fear of making those rebuttals in the one way they can be made under the law. Keeping people effectively disabled and on the sidelines is just as good as keeping them ignorant.

SO,  WITH ALL THAT IN MIND, I ask that those of you reading these words who already understand the benign and critically-important use of 1040s in defeating the misapplication of the tax forward the links to each of the following articles to everyone you know who does not.

I have seen government documents asserting that there are as many as 35 million deliberate "non-filers" in America. Every one of these 35 million gives up to the state's ownership everything withheld from them. Every one of them silently agrees that their earnings and the activities that produced them are properly subject to the state's claims. But not one of them really wants to do these things.

Tragically, 35 million good Americans who recognize and oppose the misapplication of the tax are simply kept off the real field of battle by their ignorance about this one critical reality of the tax structure. Needless to say, their activation as effective warriors would be a very good thing for everyone, so please, forward the links following each of these three article excerpts:

The Physics Of The Law

For every entertained presumption there must be an equal and opposite opportunity to rebut...

THE NATURAL WORLD IS SUBJECT TO CERTAIN INESCAPABLE LAWS-- such as that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The world of valid law is similarly constrained.

Valid law tolerates no tyranny by which the interests of a favored party enjoy special benefit over those of another. Thus, every means by which a liability or subordination of one to another could be established must be counterbalanced by an equally potent means by which such a liability or subordination can be rebutted. There can be no involuntary, inescapable liability; no one can say, "You owe me a duty (either simply because I say so or based on some presumption or allegation of agreement or trespass), and you cannot effectively dispute the obligation."

By virtue of this principle, there can be no valid statutory structure by which a liability for a debt can be alleged or presumed, with a means for rebuttal specified, but in which that means for rebuttal actually serves to confirm or even just support the alleged liability. There is no, "Heads I win, tails you lose!" in valid law.

This principle is (or should be) self-evident. And yet, millions of otherwise perfectly sensible Americans overlook it and allow themselves to be sucked into the disastrous practice of "non-filing" in regard to the income tax, based on the mistaken and indefensible belief that filing a tax return is inherently supportive of the tax liability the filing is meant to rebut, no matter what is said on the return.

The fact is, the statutory structure under which the tax operates specifies a return as the means by which alleged or presumptive liabilities are rebutted, and therefore a return (whether the taxing authority's own published version, or its functional equivalent) is the ONLY thing recognized by the taxing authority as a rebuttal instrument. Thus, the irrational belief about the inherent adverse effect of filing a return embraces precisely the physics-violating fallacy described above, in which an allegation can exist with no actual countervailing means of rebuttal.

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Non-Filing Only Benefits The IRS (Almost As Much As Filing Inaccurately)

Among the most pernicious, and persistent, bits of nonsense hindering many Americans otherwise ready and willing to stand and act on behalf of the rule of law in regard to the "income" tax is the notion that executing a tax return has inherently adverse legal effects.  In fact, nearly the exact opposite is clearly and demonstrably true-- FAILING to execute a return (of one flavor or another, depending on circumstances) has inherently adverse legal consequences.

This is because the vast majority of Americans are made the subject of one or more "information returns" (W-2, 1099s, K-1s, etc.) each year, alleging that taxable-activity-related payments were made to those Americans.  Indeed, pretty nearly EVERY work- or investment-related payment made to almost EVERY American during the course of EVERY year will be alleged to be connected with the exercise of a federal privilege (and thus to be taxable) by means of one of these instruments-- including payments which are NOT so related, and thus are NOT taxable.

Creating these information returns in connection with every payment, and leaving the correction of those which are erroneous to the payee at the end of the year, has become the default procedure of most American businesses, thanks to a relentless tax agency campaign to encourage just such behavior, conducted over the decades.  (Although this campaign includes strenuous efforts to conceal the legal import of information returns from those who create them, everyone is technically responsible for knowing such things.)

Obviously, any allegations on an information return-- as to both an amount paid, and its legal character-- are either correct, or incorrect.  If the allegations are correct, it can only be because several other things are true, including that the American being testified about on the information return has voluntarily exercised a taxable privilege, and thereby voluntarily subjected himself or herself to the requirements of the relevant internal revenue laws.  Submitting tax returns acknowledging such payments (and paying the resulting tax, of course) are among those requirements (which, arising as they do from a voluntary agreement, need not be published in the federal register, or conform to certain OMB provisions, etc.).

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Cracking the Code In Three Easy Lessons

"If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein."

-United States Supreme Court, West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 US 624

THERE ARE ONLY THREE fundamental elements to the entire legal structure involved in the truth about the tax. Understand them and you understand everything you need to know about all legal issues involved in rebutting contested allegations of "taxable activities" and reclaiming amounts improperly or excessively withheld or paid-in. Understand them and you understand everything you need to know about sporadic government efforts to discourage or resist such rebuttals. Those three things are:

1. Not everything earned or received by everyone is legally subject to a federal claim on a portion thereof.

2. Every person has a right to come to his own conclusions as to whether his receipts qualify as those to which the federal government has a lawful claim.

3. Every person has a right to declare his conclusions as to whether the feds have a claim to his receipts in a manner that provides legal protection of his interests.

That's it.

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"Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked."

-Proverbs 25:26

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My Birthday Rant

SO, I DON'T KNOW HOW I'VE MADE IT THIS FAR, but Sunday I hit the big Six-O. TJ has made plans for me which fill up the whole weekend, and as a consequence, this single, early-posted article will be in lieu of a regular mid-edition update this week.

In a way, this works out well, though, because the main thing I want to say this week is a supplement of the article above (and the previous article to which it relates).

In those earlier articles, I focus on the actual facts about the income tax and the hugely harmful tendency of some to confuse, obscure and evade those facts. Today I want to say a few words about why this is done, and here they are: Moral cowardice.

We'll look at some facts, their implications, and the shameful and harmful way in which moral cowards try to evade them.

The Facts

Here is one of those indisputable facts: The income tax IS an EXCISE:

"[T]axation on income [is] in its nature an excise..."

A unanimous United States Supreme Court in Brushaber v. Union Pacific R. Co., 240 U.S. 1 (1916)

It's not just CALLED an excise, and "excise" is not some kind of "label of convenience" or meaningless bit of esoterica. An excise is a particular kind of tax, which is inherently and inescapably limited to certain kinds of objects by its nature.

An excise CANNOT apply to unprivileged activities or the gains from unprivileged activities. This is not because Congress hasn't chosen to so apply it, or for any other reason of option or election. Again, the limitation is inherent.

An excise cannot lawfully apply to unprivileged activities for the same reason a woman can't be a little bit pregnant. If you're pregnant, you're all the way pregnant, by the nature of the thing; and if it's an excise, it can only apply to privileged activity, by the nature of the thing.

"Case law recognizes no distinction between a privilege tax and an excise tax. See Bank of Commerce & Trust Co. v. Senter, 260 S.W. 144, 148 (Tenn. 1924) (“Whether the tax be characterized in the statute as a privilege tax or an excise tax is but a choice of synonymous words, for an excise tax is an indirect or privilege tax.”); American Airways, Inc. v. Wallace, 57 F.2d 877, 880 (M.D. Tenn. 1937) (“The terms ‘excise’ tax and privilege’ tax are synonymous and the two are often used interchangeably.”); see also 71 AM JUR. 2d State and Local Taxation §24, (“The term ‘excise tax’ is synonymous with ‘privilege tax,’ and the two have been used interchangeably. Whether a tax is characterized in the statute imposing it as a privilege tax or an excise tax is merely a choice of synonymous words, for an excise tax is a privilege tax.”) Thus, the excise tax now before us is, by more complete description, purportedly an excise upon a particular privilege, assessed according to the quantity of substance possessed in enjoyment of such privilege."

Waters, et al. v. Chumley No. E2006-02225-COA-RV-CV, Court of Appeals of Tennessee

We know the limited nature of the income tax (in particular, as distinct from other excises) by another fact, as well-- any tax on UN-privileged gains or the activities that produce them is what is know as a "capitation". Capitations are required to be apportioned by unchanged, still-the-supreme-law Constitutional provisions (two of them). Therefore any tax on gains from activities which is not apportioned cannot be on non-privileged activities, and must be confined to privileged ones.

There isn't even a pretense of an effort to dispute any of this at any level of government:

"If [a] tax is a direct one, it shall be apportioned according to the census or enumeration. If it is a duty, impost, or excise, it shall be uniform throughout the United States. Together, these classes include every form of tax appropriate to sovereignty. Whether the [income] tax is to be classified as an "excise" is in truth not of critical importance [for this analysis]. If not that, it is an "impost", or a "duty". A capitation or other "direct" tax it certainly is not."

U.S. Supreme Court, Steward Machine Co. v. Collector of Internal Revenue, 301 U.S. 548 (1937) (citations omitted.) (The bracketed material is mine, of course-- the court here was discussing one of the FICA income taxes, and rebutting the plaintiff's argument that the tax was an impermissible non-apportioned direct tax.)

"[The Sixteenth] amendment made it possible to bring investment income within the scope of the general income-tax law, but did not change the character of the tax. It is still fundamentally an excise or duty with respect to the privilege of carrying on any activity or owning any property which produces income."

Former Treasury Department legislative draftsman F. Morse Hubbard in testimony before Congress in 1943 (Think clearly here: Hubbard is not saying that carrying on any activity or owning any property which produces money is now suddenly a "privilege"-- he is speaking in the context of the income tax, in which "income" refers only to the gains from privileged activity, and observing that this fundamental characteristic of the tax was not changed by the 16th Amendment.)

"The Supreme Court, in a decision written by Chief Justice White [Brushaber v. Union Pacific R. Co.] , first noted that the Sixteenth Amendment did not authorize any new type of tax, nor did it repeal or revoke the tax clauses of Article I of the Constitution, quoted above. Direct taxes were, notwithstanding the advent of the Sixteenth Amendment, still subject to the rule of apportionment…"

Legislative Attorney of the American Law Division of the Library of Congress Howard M. Zaritsky in his 1979 Report No. 80-19A, entitled 'Some Constitutional Questions Regarding the Federal Income Tax Laws'

The Implications

NOW I HOPE EVERYBODY MADE IT through that short collection of citations* with eyes unglazed, because we want to keep the point center-screen: The tax is an excise, and an excise is only on specialized stuff, which BY THE FACT THAT IT IS SPECIALIZED STUFF means that it is NOT on ALL stuff. This is clear and unambiguous even without knowing what qualifies as "specialized" and what does not.

Again, we KNOW this; it is a FACT: only some kinds of gains from economic activities are subject to the tax-- others are not. Let that sink in and take root. Now...

The gains that ARE subject to the tax are only those that some folks get from the exercise of privilege. This is a FACT.

Gains from the exercise of anyone-and-everyone's right to produce wealth and engage in trade (the normal kind of economic activity engaged in by most folks) are NOT subject to the tax. This is a FACT (and that's why those who know the difference, and know how to say so, don't pay the tax).

Now here's where we get to the point about moral cowardice:

Because the tax falls only on some kinds of gains and not others, every person who fills out a tax form must decide whether or not (or which, if any, of) his gains are of the "privileged" variety subject to the tax, and therefore to be listed on one or another of the "income" lines on the form. If gains are listed, and exceed the exemptions available, that person must apply the tax to his listed "income" and agree that the amount calculated is lawfully and properly owed by him to the government.

Every person is likewise entitled to express a conclusion that he received $0 "income" (gains of the privileged variety) if that is what he determines to be true (and to assess $0 tax accordingly, and reclaim any and all amounts withheld from what he has determined to be non-"income" relevant to the excise tax).

Thus, every person filling out a tax return and listing his earnings as "income" and putting down a "tax owed" figure is declaring himself to have gainfully exercised a federal privilege and to be liable for the tax. (For those who can't get that the "privilege" involved has to be one extended by the taxing authority, 'cause that where its claim to a piece of the action arises, let it be enough to say that they are declaring their gains to be from privileged activities of some kind, as distinct from those conducted by right-- that's good enough for purposes of this commentary.)

The Shameful, Harmful Efforts To Evade

KNOWING THAT THE JUNK-YARD DOG that is the state really WANTS everyone to pay the tax on ALL their gains, whether those gains are actually taxable or not, some folks just can't muster the stones to fill out tax forms honestly and accurately. They prefer, in abject cowardice and immorality, to LIE ON THEM and falsely declare-- over their own signatures-- that they believe that all their gains of a given year are from the exercise of a privilege by virtue of which the state gets to take part of the proceeds, simply to please the dog.

However, being moral cowards as well as the more general kind, these folks can't admit their shame. Therefore, they do all they can to confuse and obscure the truth about the tax.

They moan that the tax is theft, and forced upon them. They claim that the tax is some kind of unapportioned direct tax inexplicably agreed-to by Americans of 1913, or that whether this is true is frustratingly unclear. They say whatever-- anything to keep everyone else from realizing they're just shit-in-their-pants appeasers and enablers of the rogue state's ambitions to be freed of all restraints.

It's been twelve years since CtC appeared and laid the truth about the tax bare. It's been twelve years since braver men and women began demonstrating that the junk-yard dog is, after all, just a dog, and that the law rules as it should when invoked by grown-ups who take it seriously. These shameful dissemblers have no excuse of ignorance to rely on.

And frankly, even if they've never heard a thing about the truth about the tax, these dissemblers would still be covered in shame. They claim to believe the tax is theft and illegitimate and wrong. Leaving aside the error of these characterizations of an actually legitimate and highly-desirable tax on private profits from the voluntary exploitation of public resources, which is what the income tax actually is, if these folks believe it to be what they say it is, why are they signing those 1040s declaring, under oath, that they believe its application to their earnings to be "true, complete and correct"?

Every time these folks sign a 1040 with their earnings listed as "income", they are saying, regardless of whether they know what "income" really is, "Yes, it's true and correct that I received $XXX of what is relevant to list on an income tax calculation and self-assessment form"; and then later, "Yes, it is true and correct that the tax I owe this year is $XXX." Can there be any greater hypocrisy than these folks calling the tax theft and illegitimate and wrong, while still making those declarations?

And so, these frightened dissemblers sow confusion about the tax, try to scare others away from knowledge and upright behavior, and attack people like me with name-calling and smears. But they never tackle the facts. To do that would lead right to the logic laid-out above, and that just wouldn't do for these folks. Instead, they do all they can to distract everyone else away from those facts, to the great harm of us all.

SO, THAT'S MY BIRTHDAY RANT-- and my birthday wish is that I won't need to do another one next year. That wish will come true if you you all will give me the gift of spreading this email around to everyone you can, and do all you can to encourage the moral cowards sharing space here in America with the rest of us to, "Buck up, Sissy-pants!" and start telling the truth.

"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.


"It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime."

-Thomas Paine

*Those who need MORE citations and authorities to really take in the true nature of the income tax and the meaning of excise, and of capitation, and so on, can find it all at http://losthorizons.com/Documents/The16th.htm.

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More Educated Americans Testify, Showing Why The Deep State Fears CtC

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

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


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

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

CtC-EDUCATED, AMERICAN HERITAGE-LOVING grown-up Tom Romin shares his testimony here. Greg Sutton shares his here. Enjoy Robert Harvey's testimony here. Tom's and Greg's and Robert's words, like those of others here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here, and all those whose evidence has been shared here, are solid examples of why the Deep State fears CtC.

It's this simple: If you study CtC you will know the truth about the tax. Further, you will know that you know the truth, beyond any doubt.

ONLY CtC will give you that certainty, because CtC is exclusively and uniquely complete and correct, as can be seen by any of thousands of different acknowledgements of every possible kind, from this to this to this to this.

Most telling, in its own way, is the government robotically resorting for years now to the strawman of falsely ascribing to CtC the ridiculous arguments that "wages are not income" and that only federal, state and local government workers are subject to the tax. This false ascription is then used as the basis for claiming the book is "false and frivolous"-- a lame and transparent dodge begging the question of why the state won't acknowledge what the book REALLY says and then attempt to dispute THAT.

Once you know the truth revealed in CtC, acting in accordance with that truth WILL liberate you from being an ignorance tax serf. This, the deep state fears mightily.

FURTHER, ACTING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THAT deeply-known truth can NEVER legitimately qualify as any kind of a "tax crime", or for any penalties or fines. This is not only because what CtC teaches about the law and the tax is technically and legally correct, but also because all tax crimes are crimes of "intent" and all penalties rest for their legitimacy on "intent".

An educated filing in sincere accordance with what is known and believed to be true and correct cannot be lawfully treated as invalid, criminal or subject to penalty. Any effort by the state to claim otherwise is inherently corrupt.

Nor can any accurate and truthful filing be overcome by any lawful means, which is why the state is so focused on forcing Doreen to declare that she doesn't believe what CtC teaches, with the openly-declared hope that her doing so would discourage other Americans from acting on what they also believe.

LIKE HENRY BELLMON WAS TOLD, the "ignorance tax" scheme relies on bluff-- pretending that the truth is what the government suggests that it is (despite what the law and the courts and every other authority have actually been saying about it for 150 years). And like Jack Warren Wade, Jr. says, the scheme relies on fear-- doing everything possible to make people afraid to act on their scheme-shattering knowledge of the truth.

In short, the "ignorance tax" scheme can only survive if Americans can be bluffed into not seeking out the truth, and if those who learn that truth can be discouraged from acting on that truth.

But those who know the truth, and know they know the truth, cannot not act.

Acting on the truth is a moral imperative, as well as a legal imperative.

The undaunted actions of those who know the truth are "calls" against the bluff. Each "call" ratchets-up the spread of the truth exponentially and forces state acknowledgement of that truth, one way or another; and each such acknowledgment takes America one step closer to freedom from the 75-year state-unleashing, people-restraining "ignorance tax" scheme.

And THAT's why the deep state fears CtC.

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

-Mohandas Gandhi

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A New Policy

I HAVE DONE MY BEST to lead this country to liberty from the mis-applied income tax. I have labored hard. I've shed a lot of sweat, a fair bit of blood and more than a few tears. But I seem to be pretty poor at that kind of work, because...

Right now, having just been forced to deliver my beloved bride to a prison camp, I'm bleeding pretty heavily. And yet, when I have asked all of you for what I firmly believe is a necessary resource to move the ball downfield and give my darling wife (and all the rest of us) the best chance at justice and an end to the assault on the rule of law-- simple testimonial videos requiring nothing form any of you but the phone in your pocket and three minutes of speaking from the heart-- I have had only two people answer my call.

I CAN'T KEEP GOING THIS WAY. I have to be able to turn my attention away from writing new persuasive or skepticism-addressing articles week after week, and to research, analysis and educational presentations that will benefit everyone already in this community. I need time to do some suing, and to bring together the resources and talent toward that end.

As said, it is my firm belief that your testimonial videos are the resource that I need to make big things happen, and they are unquestionably the thing I need to allow me to turn my attention away from trying to get horses to drink at the waterhole to which I have led them. Your words, in your great numbers and all in your own different ways, will do that better than anything I write possibly could.

And yet, you are not providing them, even despite my having been asking you for them for many years now (I renewed my entreaties as a front-page item just lately, in response to the media skepticism over what has been done to Doreen, but I first posted my request for these something along the lines of eight years ago...).

Therefore, with enormous reluctance, I am making portions of this website restricted access. People have been urging me to do this for years now, telling me I should impose a charge to access my work-product, so as to enable me to keep producing. I have never been inclined to do so. I ask for donations, and will continue to do that, and if they do not come, then I will conclude that my work is of no value to anyone, and I will close shop.

But I now WILL charge a special something for access to some key portions of that work-- testimonial videos, as discussed and described here.

STARTING TODAY, SELECTED PAGES CONSTITUTING primarily "legal resources" pages will require passwords for access, and to get a password, I need your video. Similarly, if an email comes my way asking for guidance or assistance, it had best have a video attached, if I don't already have yours posted.

I hate to play it this way, but I want to win.

I'll tell you a story from when I was coaching my kids in soccer. Both of my kids at a certain age in their careers had run into a wall common to all but the very exceptional. They had gotten to be pretty good, and they wanted to enjoy the benefits of their hard work. But the arrival of this interest coincided with a new self-consciousness which made them reluctant to risk failing and looking foolish. So, they were hanging back from seizing the main chance when it appeared, and driving for the goal.

My solution was to post on the wall of our dining room a couple of simple points about self-discipline, the chief of which is this: You can't score a goal if you don't take a shot.

That's how it is here, too. If you don't stand up, you are laying down, and you'll never score that goal.

Here is what my kids live by now, in their own version of that lesson. I hear it from them all the time as they excel (accompanied by the sound of a father's breast swelling with pride): Go hard, or go home.

You, too. Go hard, or go home. Send those videos.

Do I ask for a lot? I want your victories to post, your financial support, your efforts spreading the word, and your beautiful faces and inspiring words, too. It IS a lot.

But I'll let Frederick Douglas explain:

"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation…want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters…. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."

Fear nothing but God.

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Give Yourself A 30% Raise: A New Flyer


Get this flyer (h/t BH) as a .pdf here, cut out the sections and spread 'em around to EVERYONE.

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What Makes YOU A Warrior For The Truth?

We each have our reasons, and our story. It's time, and it's needed, for you to share yours with the world.


"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

What does it for you?

Is it simply because no moral and upstanding person has any choice when it comes to telling the truth over his or her signature, whether on tax forms or anywhere else?


Is it recognition of the critical importance of the rule of law, and the knowledge that if everybody leaves its caretaking to someone else, it will soon be lost to us completely?


Is it the money?


Maybe it's just simple respect for your own rights as a human being, who is not and cannot be not involuntarily subordinated to others?


Maybe it's just simple respect for your general civic responsibility to be the grown-up and enforce frugality and restraint on a big, powerful creature of our own devising which otherwise is like a badly-raised teenage boy given whiskey and car keys and let loose on the road to wreak havoc?


Or is it, perhaps, a more acute anxiety that if our bonfire of a state isn't damped, and quickly, it'll soon burn down the house around us all?


What IS it that firms up your jaw and stiffens your resolve?


It's time to take off the bushel and share your light!


I would like you to think about what it is that motivates you for a few moments (or all day, if you like), and then send me your thoughts. I want to put YOUR reasons to work inspiring folks who don't yet understand what this is all about.


In this day and age, the most effective way for you to share your thinking for the benefit of others is to video-record yourself talking about how you feel, and explaining what inspires and motivates YOU.


All you need is a webcam or cell-phone equipped with a camera. If you don't have, or know how to use, one of these, have a friend help.


If needed, write a little script for yourself. Better, though, to just speak extemporaneously, after spending a little time sorting out your thoughts and getting down into your heart. Perhaps make it a video of someone in your family, or a close friend, interviewing you.


Keep yourself to no more than 2 or 3 minutes, and keep in mind that the purpose is not to educate, but to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE. Your video will be one of many to be shared.


You needn't feel any obligation to be profound, and you shouldn't try to explain anything about the law, other than to say that you have read it and you know it's on your side. You just need to be sincere, and uplifting. Your object is to make your audience want to have what you have, and to be where you are in your heart.


Keep in mind that you're speaking to an audience that doesn't yet know ANYTHING about the subject, and whose first reaction is, "This must be illegal; this must be dangerous; this is too good to be true." You want to pull that audience right past such things, and straight to a focus on truth, morality, and our American heritage of liberty and the rule of law.




Speak about rights. Speak about morality, and the obligation of a grown-up and responsible person to speak the truth and to enforce the Constitution. Speak about everyone's duty to give to God what is God's, always, and to Caesar only what is really Caesar's. Speak of your obligation to respect yourself, and to look out for the current and future well-being of your children and your fellow citizens. Speak of CtC, and what its information has done for your understanding and resolve. Show the book.


If you have had victories, describe them. Better still, show them, if possible.


Be clear about just what you accomplished: EVERYTHING back-- Social Security, Medicare and all; a "notice of deficiency" closing notice; an on-paper agreement or acknowledgment that your earnings weren't subject to the tax and everything withheld or paid-in was an "overpayment"; a transcript showing all $0s; or whatever happened.


When you speak of state victories, name the state. If you had to overcome balkiness from a tax agency before winning any victory, describe that, too!


If you're in a battle now, speak of your resolve to uphold the law, come what may. If you haven't yet begun to act, speak of your decision to do so, and your plans.


Remember, your purpose is to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE.


If you're dealing with ongoing balkiness, describe that, too, if you wish-- but be sure to explain why you're not discouraged, and why you are not standing down, not slinking back into the barn, and not choosing to endorse the lies.


Mention what you do for a living, whether you're a doctor, homemaker, lawyer, trucker, IT guy or gal, or a retiree or student. Help people understand that the company of grown-up activist Americans they are being invited to join cuts across all demographics and all interests-- with the common denominator being respect for the law and love of the principles on which this great country was founded.


This is your chance to get a LOT accomplished.


We've all had frustrating occasions of trying to explain all this to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, only to pile up against the wall of a mind not yet ready to listen and learn. Here is your chance to address a self-selected audience of folks who have themselves decided that it's time for them to begin paying attention, and have clicked on your testimonial for exactly that reason.


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

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

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

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

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

So, please make and send those videos right away! You can share them with me via a cloud-based drive space like OneDrive.Live.com or GoogleDrive, or mail DVDs to me at 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382, or even email to me if each file is no more than 20 megs (and you can break a video up if need be-- I can reassemble them). Render as .mpg or mp4, if possible; if not, send them how you have them and I'll make them work.


Remember, the restoration of institutional respect for individual rights and the rule of law depends on enough individuals insisting upon it. Do your part to let those starting to rub the sleep from their eyes know that there is a community already waiting for their fellowship with open arms and open hearts and shining spirits.


See how some of your fellow warriors for the truth have done their parts in videos sent over the years here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

-Margaret Mead

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The Crime of the Misapplied Income Tax/a>



Was Grandpa Really a Moron?

Critical Inquiries for a New American Century


Bob’s Bicycles


Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Scheme Is As Easy As Falling Off A Bike




To get an idea of how today's "income" tax scheme works, try this little exercise:


Think of the federal government as a guy named Bob, who lives down the street from you in a town that is really big on bicycles. Bikes get used for commuting, deliveries, shopping, etc.. In fact, other than walking, bicycles are the exclusive form of transportation in your town.

Your neighbor Bob has a by-the-mile bicycle-renting business-- "Bob's Bicycles". Bob's Bicycles is far and away the biggest business in town.

Part of Bob’s success is because he does a lot of contract business. However, Bob doesn't just get paid by riders who have signed an agreement with him, or even just those using Bob's bikes. Bob gets something every time anybody in town does any riding at all, through an odd combination of circumstances that took many years to come together.


Here's how it happened...


Bob's Bicycles was launched long ago by the great grandfather of the present Bob (Bob IV). Great Grandpa Bob started out not only with a main location for his contract business-- he also had the bright idea of setting up spots around town where he parked some of his bikes for use by the more occasional rider, on an "honor system". Anyone could take and use one of these bikes, but they were expected to keep track of their mileage, and send Bob a "1040 Mileage Ridden/Rent Due Form" (and the appropriate rent), periodically. The initial design of the form was like this:


I, ______________, rode a Bob's Bicycle a total of _____ miles this year.

At Bob's rental rate of $.15 per mile, I owe Bob $______


I said that Great Grandpa Bob planned to deal with these occasional riders on the "honor system", and that's true. But he liked his money, too, and didn't want to miss anything that was due him. So, after setting up the "self-serve" locations, Great Grandpa Bob went around handing out "W-2, 1099 or K-1 Rider Reporting Forms" to every other business in town. The forms-- accompanied by notices that if Bob didn't get his rent from someone riding a bicycle in connection with any business, he would sue the company involved-- said:


Click here to enjoy the rest of this illuminating little parable

(and if you want to see a liberating transformation take place THIS YEAR, forward this file to everyone in your address book)

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You Can’t Fight Well When You Don’t Know What You’re Fighting About


If you are having an argument with the IRS or any other tax agency,

  • You are NOT being presumed to have made “corporate profit”.

  • You are NOT being alleged to have received “foreign income”.

  • You are NOT entangled in an invisible “adhesion contract”.

  • You are NOT being obligated by a law whose subject is never identified.

You are being targeted because REAL EVIDENCE exists that YOU PERSONALLY HAD “INCOME” to which the revenue laws apply-- even though that evidence is almost certainly incorrect, and CAN be corrected.


There IS "A Law" By Which You Can Be Made Liable, And This Is How It Works


Now Learn How To Be Master Of The Situation


See the Proof


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Photographed on 1-70 in Missouri. America is waking up.


Do You Know What Happens When YOU Decide To "Let Someone Else Do It"?



"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do."

-Everett Hale

(...and every other person who ever really deserved liberty)


"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."

-Daniel Webster


"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow







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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

CtC Warrior SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States "income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family! Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the liberating truth!!


Click here to take the test


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CtC Videos And Audio Resources



"Never must thou take up a false cry, or join hands with the guilty by giving false witness in their favor. Never must thou follow with the crowd in doing wrong, or be swayed by many voices so as to give false judgment; even pity for the poor must not sway thee when judgment is to be given."

-Exodus 23:1-3


Doing A Little High-Payoff Math


If each person receiving this newsletter each week distributed as few as 100 of any of the great outreach tools featured here to co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members (or just strangers on the street, in the mall, etc...), we could have SEVERAL MILLION new Americans suddenly introduced to the liberating truth about the tax!


Just like that! In one week!


C'mon, people, let's roll on this!


“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

‑Dale Carnegie

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Spread The Truth




A Few Tips For Making Best Use Of This WebSite






When directed to a page by topic or link, read everything.


I know that this can mean the investment of a lot of time, attention and effort, but although some may imagine otherwise, I don't write as much as I do because I can't think of any other way to spend my time...


Furthermore, when you encounter a hyperlink within, or associated with, the text you are reading, follow it!


It is pretty common these days for web-based material to be littered with hyperlinks. Sometimes the purpose is to provide definitions or examples, in order to ensure that folks reading the original material aren't presented with a word or reference which they don't understand. Sometimes the links lead to illustrations pertinent to the original text.


It is common-- and perfectly understandable-- for folks who are confident that they are familiar with language or references within the main text they are reading to get in the habit of skipping over included links. I do it all the time, myself!


However, I very rarely include links for definitional or explanatory purposes; and when I DO make a link out of text in one page it is generally to another self-contained page, rather than merely illustrative material. These other pages contain material the clear understanding of which I deem highly important for the proper and complete understanding of the original page. (Links to CtC, the Victories pages, CtC Warriors and so on are obvious exceptions to this general rule. On the other hand, a link to the victory Highlights or 'Every Which Way But Loose' pages, which might seem like such exceptions, are not. The special selection of victories on those pages, and the filed docs and tax-agency correspondences included therewith, themselves constitute highly instructive material which merits careful attention. Thus care needs to be taken in all cases.)


Please make a habit of clicking on all provided links and at least looking briefly to ensure that the linked page is one with which you are completely familiar from another study session.


Finally, please keep in mind that, annoying though it may seem at first blush (but not, I trust, upon reflection), I constantly tweak material already posted. Obviously this doesn't mean that every page is in flux at all times, but it does mean that if you are directed to a page that IS familiar, it's worthwhile to read it through again if it's been a while since your last having done so.




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"Those will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves."

-George Gordon (Lord) Byron