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Current Events and Continuing Education for August 23 through September 5, 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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It's time to go on offense:

Wanted: Experienced Litigator(s) Looking To Become As Rich As Croesus


Stay away from these brain-dead folks...

The So-Called "Alt Media" Goes Zombie


Either use your rights, or lose your rights

I Stand With Doreen- Updated


Other Voices

Obama v. Bibi-- Fight to the Finish


People, you've got to READ THE BOOK!!!

More Misconceptions About CtC


So, did you do it?

Declaration Day


Share, share, share, people

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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


Got something to say?

Your Comments



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:

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


My Birthday Rant


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:

August 30- In 1835, Melbourne, Australia is founded.  In 1836, Houston, Texas is founded.  In 1963, the "hotline" between The United States President and the Secretary of the Communist Party in the USSR goes into operation.  In 1993, historians took note that it was the 154th 30th of August since Iran last initiated military aggression against anyone.

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


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 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)

Wanted: Experienced Litigator(s) Looking To Become As Rich As Croesus...

...while doing God's work and putting a smile on old Sam Adams.

I'M FINALLY READY TO INTERVIEW LAWYERS for participation in the civil rights lawsuit of the century. The best applicants will be experienced in successfully suing United States officials, with a plus for experience in First and/or Fifth Amendment cases. A true love of liberty and respect for the rule of law, as well as a solid set of stones, are requirements. The case is simultaneously slow-pitch softball and uniquely challenging, with what I believe is the potential for a VERY high reward in several different senses of the expression.

Anyone qualified and interested can click on the "contact" link at the top of any page at losthorizons.com to reach me. Those not already familiar with the case to be prosecuted can get a sense of it by reading this, but much more comprehensive materials on the issues involved will be furnished to serious applicants.

To those getting this who are not themselves qualified to participate, I'll appreciate your forwarding this message to anyone you can think of who might be.

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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...




The So-Called "Alt-Media" Goes Zombie

Come near these folks at your intellectual peril

I HAVE TO DECLARE IT: What likes to call itself the "alt-media" is actually just a pack of the walking dead-- oozing puss and ripe to high heaven, shambling about looking for brains of the living they can infect and destroy with their loathsome disease.

Harsh words, I know. But how else to explain the complete failure of every single one of these folks to report ANYTHING about the 100% unprecedented CtC story?

Understand, it's not for lack of knowledge. For instance, Will Grigg, Lew Rockwell, Karen Kwiatkowski, Paul Rosenberg, Paul Craig Roberts, Glenn Greenwald, Bruce Fein, Robert Higgs, Tom Woods, Thomas DiLorenzo, Justin Raimondo, William Anderson, Jacob Hornberger, Chick Baldwin, John Whitehead, Butler Shaffer, Tom Englehardt-- all these folks have been receiving Lost Horizons newsletters for well over a year. Robert Parry, Robert Higgs, Edward Snook and a few others have received them a bit less time, but for a minimum of several months.

That means all these folks, at least, are aware that over the last 12 years the educated and activated CtC community has recovered or retained BILLIONS OF DOLLARS that prior to CtC would have been successfully seized from the productive Americans to whom it really belonged-- including Social security and Medicare "contributions".

And yet somehow, this utterly unprecedented rolling thunder of liberty expansion... this astonishing stand-up, four-square muscle-flex of real American character... this rock-back-slap-across-the-chops of the junk-yard-dog rogue state about which these folks gripe, moan and warn incessantly has gone completely unremarked.

Here's the long and the short of it: I've produced a "Restore the Republic" button that will do its magic as soon as it's been pushed by enough American men and women. I've presented it to these folks, but they're doing nothing, not even so much as simply telling others about it.

SIMILARLY, THESE FOLKS HAVEN'T SEEN FIT to post a single word about the equally unprecedented assault on the First Amendment and due process conducted by corrupt elements of that rogue state against my wife, Doreen. This has been done in the hope of keeping Americans from learning about those unprecedented victories for the rule of law and how they came about, and has been an assault so severe and unvarnished that the government was obliged to ask that Doreen's jury be told it could not consider the unlawfulness and unconstitutionality of the rights-gutting orders she was charged with "criminally" disobeying.

And yet, not a word from these so-called journalists and commentators, despite the fact that several of them specialize in stories of prosecutorial abuse and corruption in the judiciary, and all present themselves as champions of liberty and the rule of right law.

There's some kind of ivory-tower analogy to be made here, I guess, but a pretty dark and disturbing one. After all, this can't be genuinely blithe disengagement. Instead, it's a deliberate stonewall.

OVER THE YEARS I've heard from a couple of these folks the cheesy excuse of, "That's not my subject!" (meaning the income tax). Well, frankly, widespread warrantless surveillance wasn't their subject either, until Edward Snowden revealed it, and since then most all of these folks have found some way to make some mention of that issue. Besides, as I mentioned a moment ago, the things involved here ARE "their issues". Judicial corruption, prosecutorial abuse, curbing the rogue state... these are all "their issues".

The problem, I believe, is the fact that all of this revolves around the revelation that the income tax is not the evil forcible extraction these folks have all claimed it to be for decades. Some are embarrassed by that, just because it shows they've been wrong about something so important for so long. Others find that revelation inconvenient to their own anarchist views. When the problem is a failure of public diligence rather than a failure of the Constitution, the "anarchy is the only way" thing doesn't sell so well. There's a reason none of these folks post this on their websites:

What a shame. It's hard to win when those who are supposed to be your friends behave like your enemies, but that's just how zombies are, I guess.

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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).



Another Batch Of Victories For America' True Heroes

States only obey the law when people stand up to enforce it

ROGER M. IS AN EDUCATED, ACTIVATED and dedicated American hero, standing on his feet to restore the republic and enforce the rule of law. Roger knows that liberty can't exist where the state is unconstrained by the law.

Having learned the law controlling the taxing authority of his servant governments-- even the parts of the law which the state would rather he not know-- and having discovered that his activities and the earnings therefrom are not actually subject to the income tax, Roger invoked the whole law and recovered everything withheld from his earnings and turned over to New York in connection with that tax during 2014:



JOSEPH H. HAS ALSO LEARNED and applied the law. By way of this filing, Joseph has established that his economic activities were not of the excisable variety, and has reclaimed everything withheld from him and given to the United States during 2014 in connection with the tax-- Social security and Medicare extractions included:


Enjoy Joe's newly-posted video about this victory and his other efforts on behalf of the Founders' plan for limiting government at http://youtu.be/fgiCrQPQy-g.


BRUCE AND NILA DAVIS have reached back a few years and corrected erroneous allegations (and admissions) about the taxable character of their earnings in 2011 by way of an amended return, having since learned the truth about the tax and its limits. The United States has flatly and unambiguously acknowledged the accuracy of their conclusions:



AND PAUL B. HAS ALSO RISEN to his all-American grown-up feet and acted to enforce the law. This has special meaning for Paul-- as a military oath-taker, Paul is duty bound even more explicitly and deliberately than most to protect the rule of law from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Paul knows that when Americans enable a state's ambition to be free of the law's constraints, either by falling asleep at the wheel or by letting themselves be intimidated into inaction, the Constitutional design for liberty and the rule of law is in even greater danger than if the country were invaded by external aggressors. Paul isn't having it, not on his watch.

By way of this filing Paul has enforced-- and thereby hugely strengthened-- the law. Paul applied the tax to his 2012 earnings where it is proper, and prevented it from being applied where it is not proper, resulting in this recovery two weeks ago of the majority of what was withheld from him that year and given to the United States in connection with the tax, Social security and Medicare extractions included:


DON'T YOU WISH EVERY AMERICAN was as responsible and upstanding as Roger, Joseph, Bruce, Nila and Paul? Think about what that would do for our once free and prosperous country, and re-dedicate yourself to spreading this file to everyone you can.

Join me in celebrating and honoring these heroes of the republic (and all their fellows)-- real American men and women who know what it means and know what it takes to be free people enjoying the benefits of a legitimate rule of law.

JOIN ME IN ALSO CELEBRATING American hero Paul Eberle for stepping up to the camera and declaring his resolution to act on behalf of the Founders' plan for the preservation of our liberty against the anticipated corruption of the state. See Paul's inspiring testimony here. Other testimonials can be seen here.

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


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 31- In 1422, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of nine months.  In 1803, Lewis and Clark start out on their expedition across America.  In 1864, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins the assault on Atlanta that would end with his troops being ordered to burn the city to the ground.  In 1897, Edison patents the movie projector.  In 1939, the Hitler regime stages a false-flag Polish attack on the Gliewitz Radio Station in order to justify Germany's intended invasion of Poland.


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.

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.

Would You Do It?

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


Doreen's Principal Appeal Brief Has Been Filed

 You can find it at http://www.losthorizons.com/Newsletter/DoreenAssault/AppealBrief.pdf. I encourage everyone to download it and read it through. It's an easy read, and not nearly as long as it will appear from the page count. Many pages are taken up with non-argument uses, and the argument portions are double-spaced and wide-margined, meaning that it doesn't take much text to fill a page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

P. S. Anyone wanting to file an amicus brief in the appeal-- whether in vindication of Doreen's rights of speech, conscience and due process, or in pre-emptive defense of their own-- should contact Mark Cedrone via any of the various means listed in the appeal brief.


ON ANOTHER, RELATED SUBJECT, I've had some inquiries about the status of Doreen's "Bond Pending Appeal" motion. You know, that's the one in which the DOJ slipped-up and tacitly admitted that it's purported hostility to CtC has always been a complete fabrication.

Bond pending appeal is provided for by statute for anyone convicted and sentenced to a term of imprisonment. The statute, although having been steadily-held by lapdog-to-the-executive courts to have a presumption against release, provide for release upon a showing that the defendant is not a flight risk or danger to the community, and that issues will be raised in the appeal which, if they were to be taken as the defendant suggests they should be by the panel which will eventually hear the actual appeal (as opposed to the panel hearing the bond motion), would result in a different trial outcome or a reduction in the sentence to less time than the appeal will take. This is to ensure that someone not validly convicted or sentenced doesn't serve a sentence while waiting to learn that they should not have had to.

In short, if a defendant can show she has substantial issues to raise on appeal, the bond motion is supposed to be granted. Axiomatically (and this is important to what follows), doubt about whether the defendant should be granted the bond stands in the defendant's favor (because remember, the panel hearing the motion is not deciding the appeal, only if the issues to be raised in the motion would have a chance of reversing the verdict or sentence, and if there is doubt about that, this means there is such a chance and the defendant should be released until the doubt is resolved).

By statutory design, bond motions go the the trial court judge whose own "errors" are being complained of in the appeal, for the expected denial. Once that denial is issued, the motion can then go to the appellate panel, which is not supposed to have a dog in the fight. In Doreen's case, the trial judge sat on her bond motion for 32 days after it was fully briefed (25 of them after Doreen reported to prison and began suffering the sentence), and only issued a ruling (the expected denial) after being copied on a petition to the appellate court to have her ordered to make a ruling so the matter could be taken higher up the food chain.

The appellate court sat on the motion after full briefing for 25 days (see the filings here, here and here), on most of which it was actually before the panel and under consideration (we checked). Despite that 25 days axiomatically indicating that substantial issues were recognized, the motion panel issued a denial on that 25th day. This is very disappointing, needless to say. Plainly the panel applied that "presumption against release" constructive standard of review and set the bar higher than is the case for the appeal itself (as is unfortunately typical in recent years-- prior to the adoption of that doctrine, release on bond pending appeal was fairly routine. Now it is very, very rare.

SO, AS IT STANDS NOW, Doreen is stuck in captivity until next year. However, there is a possible hope from a different direction. Right now the momentum for reform of the outrageously abusive federal sentencing and imprisonment practices is very high.

A lot of people have long recognized the evils of the feds' "lock 'em all up" mentality, which is a feature of its obnoxious and lawless "we can do no wrong" institutionalized narcissism coupled with its concerted effort to transform the legitimate legal structure of this country-- any power not granted to the state is withheld from the state-- into its dark and illegitimate opposite: anything not prohibited to the state is permitted for the state (and the state will "interpret" those prohibitions, too...

So, calls for reform of a system that has the United States dramatically leading the world in prisoners per capita have long been out there, and right now, they are coming to fruition. Among the bills currently making their way through congress is one with provisions that would provide for the release to home confinement of non-violent prisoners of a certain age, a category in which Doreen squarely falls.

Therefore, I ask everyone that cares to write their congresspeople and urge support and rapid passage for James Sensenbrenner's and Bobby Scott's 'SAFE Justice Act' H.R. 2944.


PRO TIP: Whether or not a person owes income tax is NEVER simply a matter of whether that person received money. It is ALWAYS a matter of whether money was received for the conduct of a taxable activity. Therefore, IF a tax liability is asserted, it is ALWAYS a matter which must be proven-- IF the person alleged to owe the tax says he or she did not receive the money at issue from the conduct of a taxable activity.

OF NECESSITY, I AM ASKING FOR HELP with Doreen's legal expenses. It is my experience that when the name Hendrickson appears on the caption, courts find themselves under pressure from their clients to creatively misunderstand arguments or authorities. Thus, my requests for oral arguments in the appellate court have always been denied whenever I have handled my own cases. I am sure the same would be true for Doreen. But I believe it is harder for the courts to refuse such requests when put by a licensed attorney admitted to practice before a given court.

Partly for that reason, and partly to enjoy the benefit of his many years of experience and excellent quality of work, we have retained a lawyer I know well and deem to be an honorable man, and who is committed to working closely with me on Doreen's appeal. All his good qualities notwithstanding, though, Mark is not free, or even cheap.

Thus, I am asking all those who can and care to do so to help as much as you can. Donations can be sent to Peter Hendrickson at 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382. Mark "legal expenses" on the memo line or an accompanying note and you'll get back a specially-made "care bracelet" bearing the message "I STAND WITH DOREEN" and an icon of an American Eagle (pictured at the beginning of this commentary), which will help you engage in conversations with others about just what is going on here, and will ultimately become a treasured remembrance of your participation in important events, as well.

WARRIOR BRIAN WRIGHT has set up a 'GoFundMe' account for legal expense donations from those preferring to contribute using plastic. Find his article and the link to the GoFundMe page here.


MY HEARTFELT THANKS TO EVERYONE  who has been helping get the word out to journalists. Here is the latest piece for distribution to news organizations (and my thanks to the most excellent Tim O'Brien for putting this one together). Here is the one calling for interposition by Michigan (which is still a viable issue, even with Doreen presently in custody-- the state can still make a presentation to the federal appellate court upholding the First Amendment and demanding that it be fully respected and obeyed in Doreen's case, which would result in her release and the dismissal of the outrageous charge against her). The entire backstory and drill-down on what went on in Doreen's trials can be found here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



from Amazing Spider-Man #537


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

-Thomas Jefferson

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 1- In 1752, the Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia.  In 1807, former vice president (and the man who rid the world of Alexander Hamilton) Aaron Burr is acquitted of treason charges.  In 1939, Germany attacks Poland, beginning World War II.  In 1972, Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky to take the world chess title.  In 1985, the wreck of the Titanic is discovered.


It's Time To Stand Or fall

SIX YEARS AGO I WARNED THAT THE grossly corrupt 'Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007'-- at that point gone into hibernation-- would be back. It is, now as an amendment to the Homeland Security Act renewal currently making its way through Congress. The new version is called 'The Countering Violent Extremism Act of 2015'. Read my analysis and predictions here, and get active to strangle this thing in the crib-- again.

PEOPLE!! I ask each of you to take a moment RIGHT NOW and email Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, urging them to take notice of what gets posted on these pages every week. Maybe hearing from all of the thousands upon thousands of Americans and others around the world who get these newsletters, all demanding the attention of these journalists to the same subject will bump one or both of them into waking to this hugely-important story.

Greenwald's email address is glenn.greenwald@theintercept.com

Poitras' email address is laura.poitras@theintercept.com


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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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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 2- In 1666, the Great Fire of London breaks out.  It will burn for three days, and destroy 10,000 buildings.  In 1789, the United States Department of the Treasury is founded.  In 1945, Vietnam declares its independence from France.  In 1969, the first ATM in the United States is installed in Rockville Centre, New York.  In 2008, America receives emergency treatment for a life-threatening political sclerosis when thousands gather in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Ron Paul's Rally for the Republic.





Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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


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

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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!!


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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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Obama v. Bibi-- Fight to the Finish

by Pat Buchanan

In his desperation to sink the Iran nuclear deal, Bibi Netanyahu is taking a hellish gamble.

Israel depends upon the United States for $3 billion a year in military aid and diplomatic cover in forums where she is often treated like a pariah state. Israel has also been the beneficiary of almost all the U.S. vetoes in the Security Council.

America is indispensable to Israel. The reverse is not true.

Yet, without telling the White House, Bibi had his U.S. ambassador arrange for him to address a joint session of Congress in March – to rip up the president’s Iran nuclear deal before it was even completed.

The day the deal was signed, using what The Washington Post calls "stark apocalyptic language," Bibi accused John Kerry of giving the mullahs a "sure path to a nuclear weapon" and a "cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars … to pursue its aggression and terror."

Bibi has since inspired and led the campaign to get Congress to kill the deal, the altarpiece of the Obama presidency.

Israel Ambassador Ron Dermer, a former Republican operative now cast in the role of "Citizen Genet," has intensively lobbied the Hill to get Congress to pass a resolution of rejection.

If that resolution passes, as it appears it will, Obama will veto it.

Then Israel, the Israeli lobby AIPAC, and all its allies and auxiliaries in the think tanks and on op-ed pages will conduct a full-court press to have Congress override the Obama veto and kill his nuclear deal.

Has Bibi, have the Israelis, considered what would happen should they succeed? Certainly, there would be rejoicing in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and Bibi would be crowned King of Capitol Hill.

But they will have humiliated an American president by crushing him by two-to-one in his own legislature. Such a defeat could break the Obama presidency and force the resignation of John Kerry, who would have become a laughing stock in international forums.

The message would go out to the world. In any clash between the United States and Israel over U.S. policy in the Middle East, bet on Bibi. Bet on Israel. America is Israel’s poodle now.


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Aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do the only thing that will actually make a difference by taking control of how much of YOUR WEALTH facilitates government misbehavior?


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


Even as ardent a statist as Abraham Lincoln, in announcing his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in order to keep them paying the tariff for the benefit of Northern interests in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, paid at least lip service to the Founders design of leaving control over the fuel available to feed the fires Washington wants to light in the hands of the individual citizenry when he said, "Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite means..."

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith


'The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude'

by Étienne de la Boétie


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"Peter Hendrickson has done it again!  'Upholding The Law' does for individual liberties what 'Cracking the Code' did for tax law compliance: exposes the reader to the unalienable truth!"

-Jesse Herron, Bill Of Rights Press, Fort Collins, Colorado

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'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?'

picks up where 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About The Income Tax' leaves off.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 3- In 1783, the Paris Peace Treaty is signed, bringing the American Revolutionary War to an official end.  In 1838, Frederick Douglass makes his break for freedom from slavery in Maryland.  In 1929, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its all-time high to that date, 51 days before Black Thursday.  In 1935, an automobile cracks 300MPH for the first time.




More Misconceptions About CtC

There's only ONE source of accurate information, and you've got to READ IT FOR YOURSELF!

LAST EDITION, I OPENED WITH AN ARTICLE about misconceptions out there about what constitutes a "CtC-educated return" and the unfortunate fact that a lot of folks who haven't actually read the book imagine they know what it teaches, having been misled to that effect by others. Here is the beginning of that article:

A FEW DAYS AGO, I received an email with the following text:


Dear Pete Hendrickson

My daughter filed 1040NR-EZ and 4852 and she got back from the IRS a letter see below. I see that K Lang filed the same and she got all her money back could you please send me her address so we can compair notes and find out why the IRS ruled the way thye did.

 Why did this work for K Lang and not for my daughter? This is my daughter second year filing and the first year she did not file a 4852 with her return.

K. Lang is from Cincinnati, Ohio and so are we. We just want to talk with her about filing the tax return. Please send information as soon as possible as time is running out on us.

Thank you very much.


Now, you'll note that my correspondent clearly imagines that his daughter filed a CtC-educated return. Not only is he addressing an email to me asking his questions, but he specifically declares his daughter's filing to be just like K. Lang's (whose 2014 federal victory he sees posted toward the top of the Bulletin Board "Honor Roll").

So, let's have a look at this imagined CtC-educated filing. (Since I have no interest in embarrassing anyone, I have redacted name, address, and other identifying info on all that follows. My redactions are gray. The black ones you will see were done by the filer.) Here are the 1040 form (two pages); the accompanying Form 4852; and the LTR 3176C which was unsurprisingly prompted by this filing:

Now does this look like a CtC-educated return to anyone? In fact, it is in no way a CtC-educated return, from the use of 1040NR to the assumption-laden statements in the ID area; the strike-outs and UCC reference in the signature area; and the "wage" reports on the 4852 contradicting what appears on the 1040. (Nor is it remotely like K. Lang's actually-CtC-educated return, which can be seen here, or those of the new victories posted this week, found below this article, or the many, many others posted on the site.)

OK, SO WHY DOES THIS MATTER? Well, aside from being a shame, this case offers an excellent (if ham-handed) illustration of something I occasionally find myself needing to remind everyone of: There are people out there filing what they somehow imagine to be "CtC" returns who have no idea what an educated return is for, or about, and certainly didn't file one, despite their assertions.

When these folks find themselves with trouble or failure, they think (and likely tell others), "I filed one of those CtC returns and all I got was headache." And when it gets worse, as is likely in this case, the false stories about CtC get even more dire and intimidating. (To my eyes, this return is near-certain to actually draw a real $5000 "frivolous return" penalty.)

These anecdotes then end up accumulating into troll-fodder gleefully used to promote the idea that CtC-educated filers draw real penalties (as opposed to occasional harassment with scary-looking hoaxes meant to be mistaken for such penalties). Further, folks like this end up going to lawyers or CPAs for help and, upon inevitably being asked, tell these professionals that the return they are looking at is, "Done according to that book, you know, 'Cracking the Code'..." and word goes 'round in the professional community that CtC is a tin-foil-hat guide.

If pulled into a legal contest of some kind (tax court or otherwise), the DOJ will make a point of describing filers like these as "followers of Peter Hendrickson" in its briefs and when announcing their loss. Their stories, thus misrepresented, will end up on DOJ-fed troll posts on the internet-- loud noise very harmfully drowning out the CtC signal.

NOW, BY WHAT MIGHT BE VIEWED AS A SERENDIPITOUS COINCIDENCE (due to making this useful follow-up commentary possible), two days ago I received this email:

Hi Pete,
How is it going with Doreen? 

Well, I filed my 2013 taxes but I filed them in 11/2014, a little over 7 months late.  I filed -0- income. According the tax code my earnings weren’t taxable.  The reason I filed late is I had to read your book and file it differently than I had In prior years.  Now they’re trying to sack me with a $19,000 tax plus penalty.  They’re trying to claim that my 52,000 of salary for the company I work for was nonemployee compensation.  Well, I’m going to proceed and send them back another copy of my return.  I’ll also send an affidavit to the effect that I’ve never been a resident of Washington, DC and other things pertinent to the tax code.  I might also include other information where it was proven in court that the IRS code was unenforceable.

Look, Red Beckman and Bill Benson for years have been teaching what you’ve been saying.

I may have some questions for you later but I know you’re right and I know the IRS code is a bunch of legalese designed to fool the public. It fooled me for many years.  I also may want to bring an action to recover past taxes.  For this I’ll need to contact Red Beckman and/or Bill Benson If they’re still alive.

Keep us all posted on Doreen’s status.  I pray for her almost every day.  

NOW, I'VE GOT TO SAY FIRST OF ALL THAT I very much appreciate this correspondent's inquiries about Doreen, and his prayers on her behalf. That means a great deal to me.

But I've got to say next, "What book have you read, my friend?!" Red Beckman and Bill Benson haven't EVER taught "what I've been saying", and with all due respect to those gentlemen for what I'm sure are their good intentions, neither has a clue about the real nature of the income tax.

SO, HERE'S THE LESSON from this unfortunate exhibition: If you think that what CtC has revealed about the tax and the law has been anticipated by ANYONE else in the past, or is understood today by ANYONE who doesn't just point his or her readers to CtC and this site and urge them to study here and nowhere else, and to purge their minds of anything they've ever taken in from anyone else on these subjects, you do not understand what CtC has revealed.

I hate saying it, and realize it will buy me little but attacks and ill-will. But my interest in actually winning the battle of the liberating truth against the pernicious, people-enervating, state-unleashing lies compels me to say this plainly: Every Tom, Irwin, Joe, Chris, Devvy, David, Tony, Karl, Bob, Red, Bill, Larry, Sheldon, James and so on, and so forth, who has ever held him or herself out as a source of knowledge on the subject of the tax and related law has been (or still is) just sucking up energy that ought to be helping these folks push the stake sharpened by REAL knowledge of the tax and the law deeper into the vampire's chest.

Further, everything said by those gurus will just keep a real student from acquiring real knowledge, and thereby real liberation. My correspondent, by showing he thinks Red Beckman and Bill Benson have said what I say about the tax, shows that he hasn't heard what I say. That means he doesn't know the truth about the subject, and is bound for trouble-- either continued enserfment by the misapplication of the tax, which he will be helpless to thwart, or worse, charges, penalties and seizures, which will be made possible, if not inevitable, by what will be his improper actions based on his inaccurate understanding.

Don't let this be you. READ THE BOOK. YOURSELF. Don't EVER rely on someone else "explaining" it to you, and don't ever imagine it's just a inconveniently complex presentation of what someone else managed to put on a bumper sticker or a protest sign, that can be foregone in favor of the "simple version".

THERE'S ONLY ONE ACTUAL TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX, and there's only one place to get it. Start here, reading every word and every associated (linked) document. Then read the book itself.

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Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing



A brief look at 100 years of Fiscal Folly; and a nice confirmation of CtC scholarship using four-generation-old data from the IRS itself.


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


"...I find your work fascinatingly simple to understand."

-Jerry Arnowitz, JD


"Your book is a masterpiece!"

-Michael Carver, JD


"Received your book yesterday.  Started reading at 11 PM, finished at 4 AM."  "I have 16 feet (literally 16' 4.5") of documents supporting just about everything in your book." "Your book should be required reading for every lawyer before being admitted to any Bar."  "I hope you sell a million of them." 

-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."

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


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MMore 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...



Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 4- In 476, the last of the Western Roman Emperors is deposed.  In 1781, Los Angeles, California is founded.  In 1884, Britain ends its policy of shipping convicts to Australia.  In 1888, George Eastman receives a patent for his roll-film camera.  In 1956, the first commercial computer using magnetic disk storage-- the IBM RAMAC 305, is introduced.  In 1957, Ford Motor Co, introduces the Edsel; and Governor Orval Faubus calls out the Arkansas National Guard to block black students from entering Central High School in Little Rock.


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(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


Where To Find Things On This Site


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:

September 5- In 1698, in an early example of "social engineering" through tax policy, Tsar Peter I imposes a tax on beards, in order to discourage their growth.  In 1774, the Continental Congress first convenes.  In 1836, Sam Houston is elected president of the Republic of Texas.  In 1969, Lt. William Calley is charged with six counts of murder in connection with the deaths of 109 Vietnamese men, women and children in the village of My Lai.


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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