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Current Events and Continuing Education for June 21 through July 11, 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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Features in this edition:

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Let the truth prevail

The Crime Of The Century


Either use your rights, or lose your rights

I Stand With Doreen- Updated


Other Voices

Let Us Salute The Flag


Hey, it's that time again...

Declaration Day


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The most important question facing Americans today:

What Do The People Do About The Rogue State?


Guess what? There are only two possibilities:

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


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


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


The Fourteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

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


Click here for the current Mid-Edition Update posts

Featured In This Update:

Some Comments On The "Frivolous" Fraud


A Revealing DOJ Slip-Up


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


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:

July 5- In 1687, Isaac Newton publishes his 'Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica', laying out the foundation of his revolution in human understanding of the natural world.  In 1865, the Salvation Army is founded in East London.  In 1937, the highest temperature ever recorded in Canada-- 113 O F-- is reached.  In 1946, the bikini is introduced in France.  In 1954, Rock 'n' Roll is born, with Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session.  In 1996, Dolly the sheep is produced by cloning.  In 1999, President Clinton imposes trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban government of Afghanistan.

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


The Crime Of The Century

When they're trying so hard to pull the wool over your eyes, maybe it's to hide something you should be trying extra hard to see...


NOTE: With only a couple of obvious exceptions, links in the following article are to documentation proving the assertion being made. It is recommended that you click on all of them. And don't miss the end-notes.

NINE YEARS AGO, CORRUPT ELEMENTS in the United States Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service and federal judiciary began the commission of a grave crime directly affecting a few folks in Michigan, but aimed at all of America. Here's the story.

Three years earlier, in 2003, a book called 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About taxation In America' (CtC) had been published. The book reveals facts about the income tax long-buried in obscurity, but still fully relevant to the application of the tax.

By 2006, tens of thousands of American men and women had learned things that enabled them to lawfully stop paying the tax, and to recover everything withheld or paid-in in connection with the tax-- Social security and Medicare contributions included. Refund checks of every penny, with interest where appropriate, were arriving daily in American mailboxes across the country from federal and state treasuries alike.

The balance of power between the state and those who learned and acted on this information began to creakily shift back toward its traditional and Constitutionally-intended relationship-- the People large and in charge, with government as their servant.

Faced with a widening and otherwise unstoppable hemorrhage in government revenue and power resulting from the spread of this previously buried information about the income tax (which they saw as a problem), the corrupt conspirators in the executive and judiciary decided to abuse the powers of their offices in an effort to suppress the inconvenient information.

INITIALLY, THESE CORRUPT ACTORS had attempted to solve their problem by pretending the inconvenient information in CtC was wrong, fit the statutory standards for "promotion of an abusive tax shelter", and could be enjoined on that basis. During the first two years the book was in print these folks brought actions toward that end in several different courts, including those of Nancy Edmunds and Victoria Roberts in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

However, these contrived assaults failed. Each ended with a government motion for the dismissal of its own bogus suit. See documentation of these assaults and their collapses here.

During the course of these initial attacks on CtC, more and more Americans were receiving acknowledgements by the federal and state tax agencies of the accuracy of the book in the form of those complete refunds and in other ways, as well, such as agency surrenders on 'Notices of Deficiency', lien and levy releases, transcript entries, and so on.


NOW FOR MOST FOLKS, being repeatedly defeated in their initial series of bogus attacks on the accurate content of a book, however inconvenient that content might be to their ambitions, would be the end of the story. But some State operatives just can't abide not having their own way.

And after all, what is at stake here is trillions of dollars of wealth, and all the power that goes with it. Operatives in the State apparatus have gotten very accustomed to luxuriating in all that wealth and exercising all that power by exploiting the widespread ignorance of income tax law which the "inconvenient" revelations in CtC were curing in most everyone who read the book.

These corrupt government officials couldn't abide the thought of losing all that wealth and power and resuming the pre-1943 status of mere public servants in a governing apparatus that is a small fraction of its current bloated, arrogant, pampered and despotic size and significance. So, they stepped out into crime.

THE PERPS BEGAN THE NEW ASSAULT with a series of fraudulent claims in an unprecedented lawsuit complaint, served on the author of CtC and his wife four days before "tax day" in 2006. As its basis for being brought in the first place (something closely circumscribed under the law) the complaint asserted that the couple secured complete refunds of amounts withheld in 2002 and 2003 by catching the government napping.

The DOJ operatives responsible claimed that the government didn't know the couple had had earnings those years. They said the government wasn't really paying attention to those unique tax forms showing $0 in "wages" and thousands of dollars of withholdings, and just issued the refunds without thinking twice.

They said no official interest was piqued by the fact that the claims for refunds included Social Security and Medicare withholdings--something never before claimed or refunded in history. And they said this all happened by unconscious mistake despite the fact that these claims and refunds were made by, and to, the guy their agency had been simultaneously attempting to shut down with the bogus "abuse tax shelter promotion" assault.

Needless to say, these "validating" assertions in the government's lawsuit complaint were flat-out lies. Evidence is hardly needed to substantiate this in light of the foregoing, but see here and here.

Plainly, the returns in question were pored-over intensely, and ultimately were acknowledged as being perfectly valid and correct.

LYING ABOUT HOW THE REFUNDS WERE MADE wasn't enough, of course. There had to be an allegation of taxes owed. So, another big lie was called for.

For the fraudulent allegation that the couple had earned tax-related "income" and owed taxes, the DOJ conspirators produced what was purported to be an IRS "Examination Report" saying this, and entered it into the record of the case. But anyone who actually read the accompanying "declaration" of the anonymous "preparer" (who admitted to be using a fake name for some unexplained reason) would discover that in fact, no actual examination had been made.

So, both the assertion that the refunds were made in error and that the couple actually owed tax were fraudulent. Instead, the evidence shows that the educated filings reclaiming everything withheld and determining that no tax-relevant "income" had been received (other than the interest and dividend gains shown on the returns) were correct in every respect and actually undisputed as such.

BUT THE LIES ABOUT ERROR AND TAX LIABILITY were just the window-dressing part of the show. All the foregoing was heinous, to be sure, but the real purpose of the whole affair was in no way the mere illegal imposition of the income tax against this one couple, and the recapture of their measly $20,000.

The real purpose of the schemer's "lawsuit" was the delivery of a giant lie to the American public in order to prevent more people from reading CtC and learning the individual-empowering, state-restraining truth about the real nature and application of the income tax.

So, in addition to the fraudulent assertion that the couple's returns and claims were "false", there was another side to the "complaint", with two components. One was a mendacious assertion that CtC makes the absurd claims that "wages are not income" and that "only federal, state and local government workers are subject to the income tax". See the lies here, and the truth here.

The other "keep Americans in the dark and in the yoke" component of the conspirators' "lawsuit" ploy was a request for two unprecedented, grossly speech- conscience- and due-process-rights-violating injunctions from the court.

By one of these requested injunctions the author of CtC and his wife would be ordered to repudiate their freely-made declarations of belief concerning the taxable character of their earnings and made to instead declare-- over their own signatures-- that they believed that all their earnings are taxable. By the other, the couple would be threatened with a 'contempt-of-court" charge if they ever testified in a fashion the conspirators didn't like in a future tax-related matter (by virtue of the pretense that any disfavored testimony on a tax form would be based on the notions they had falsely ascribed to CtC).

Never before in American history have the contents of a book been the subject of a deliberate misrepresentation in a formal legal filing by government officials.* Never before in American history have government officials asked a court to dictate the content of anyone's testimony, or hang a threat over anyone should they testify in ways the officials don't like in the future.

Of course, you would think that the judge presiding over this "lawsuit" with its bogus documents and assertions, and plainly lawless and unconstitutional requests would throw it out while holding her nose, and sanction, if not propose criminal charges against those responsible... Unfortunately, you'd be wrong.

Instead, Judge Nancy Edmunds joins the assault on the law and the truth, and becomes party to this monstrous crime against the American public. Without so much as a single hearing, and without ever reading CtC, she ignores the couple's demand for a jury trial and simply signs a "judgment" written entirely by the DOJ operatives.

Unsurprisingly (it having been written by the plaintiff), Edmunds' "judgment" makes "judicial findings" of every single assertion in the complaint. It also includes the rights-gutting, law-defying injunctions, as well. See them here.

NOW THE CONSPIRATORS are off to the races. National press releases are issued trumpeting CtC's "defeat in court". Government trolls begin creating websites touting the "judicial findings" and doing everything possible to spread the lies. The "tax honesty" communities on the net are infected with the lies, which therefore take hold in the alt-media community. The "tax-trouble remediation" industry is especially well-dosed with this Kool-Aid.

In every way they can think of, those behind this conspiracy have been working feverishly for years now to prevent the American public from realizing the liberating truth about the broadly-loathed but equally-broadly misunderstood income tax. They have been working equally hard to intimidate those who know the truth into relinquishing their rights to speak freely and to assert and defend their interests in legal contests over whether or not they are liable for any tax.

And yet, all the while, Americans across the country who aren't so stupid as to take on faith anything chucked-up by government officials, especially anything which, if other than how the officials portrayed it, would threaten the power and perks of those same officials, and have actually read CtC and know what it REALLY says, continue to demand and receive all their improperly-collected money back and to shut down efforts to misapply the tax to their non-federal-privilege-connected earnings.

Every single one of those now hundreds of thousands of refunds and other effective implementations of what CtC REALLY says happen only after thorough vetting by the government. Occasional resistance by the government to claims made by CtC-educated American men and women end in government surrender to the truth.

SO, THERE YOU HAVE THE CRIME of the century-- which is not what's been done to Pete Hendrickson, the author of CtC, or his wife, Doreen. Those two have certainly been the victims of crimes (see here and here), and these vicious crimes continue to this day (and deeply threaten the rights of every single American). But the crime of the century is not against them.

The crime of the century-- the really BIG crime-- is against YOU, and your children. It is YOU who are being deliberately and systematically lied to, for the specific purpose of keeping you in ignorant subjugation to an exploitative scheme by which corrupt elements of the political class, their cronies and their clients have been fleecing you for vast amounts of wealth throughout your entire life.

Pretty heinous, isn't it? Are you going to stand for it?


NOTE: The US Department of Treasury has never treated Judge Nancy Edmunds' judgment in the fraudulent lawsuit discussed here as valid, and quietly continues to recognize the accuracy of the Hendricksons' original 2002 and 2003 returns. Nonetheless, that "judgment" was presented as witnessless evidence against Peter Hendrickson in his 2009 trial on charges that he doesn't really believe what he has written in CtC, and was used as a pretext for charges against Doreen Hendrickson for allegedly-criminal resistance to the orders it included.

NOTE II: It should be kept in mind going forward that every adverse, scary or scornful thing you've ever heard about CtC has come from the minds, mouths and hands of the same folks whose frauds are documented above, or is based on their efforts. Those folks have been struggling hard since 2003 to keep you from realizing that the actual legitimate institutional responses to CtC are what you see here, and to keep you from thinking about what you will find here.

Then There's The "Frivolous" Fraud...


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.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

July 6- In 1415, early Protestant reformer John Huss is burned at the stake by the Roman Catholic Church.  In 1535, Sir Thomas More is executed by English King Henry VIII for refusing to countenance Henry's decision to formally transform the Church of England into a Protestant church.  In 1785, the dollar of silver-- 27 grams-- is chosen as the official American currency.  In 1854, the first Republican Party convention is held.  In 1887, the King of Hawaii is forced at gunpoint to sign a new Constitution written by Americans living in the islands which transferred power to the foreigners and set the stage for Hawaii's annexation by the United States.  In 2013 the Sixth Annual Declaration Day celebration is held at Pete and Doreen's place.


I Stand With Doreen

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.

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.


SOME FOLKS HAVE ASKED FOR A RUN-DOWN on where things stand in Doreen's case right now. The answer is: In a cesspool.

Doreen is entitled to bond pending her appeal if she is able to show a few simple things, all of which are easily shown in her case. But there's a catch-- the district court judge who is responsible for engineering Doreen's conviction, and therefore whose acts are those complained of and discussed as the basis for Doreen's entitlement to bond, is the one to whom the motion must be presented. So there's rather a perverse incentive at work here, built into the system on the high-flying fictional notion that all these judges are impartial and fair respecters of the law.

Only once that judge rules can the matter than be taken over her head to her supervisors, who, while themselves not necessarily paragons of virtue, at least aren't personally-responsible for the offenses, and so might actually act impartially.

Needless to say, in the interest of justice, a motion for bond pending appeal should be ruled on before a defendant starts serving any sentence for the conviction being challenged as invalid. After all, a defendant who proves to be innocent as a result of the appeal process (or even just not validly convicted) shouldn't suffer five minutes of a sentence based on that invalid conviction.

But guess what? The judge who presided over Doreen's show trial is just sitting on the motion for bond pending appeal! Doreen is sitting in prison, and we can't take the bond pending appeal issue to the circuit court to get her out, because this judge won't issue a ruling and open the door to going over her head.

Those interested can see the Motion for Bond Pending Appeal here; the government's response here; and our reply here. (Bear in mind that this type of motion only needs to present even just one appealable issue, not all that are available, so we presented only three out of the many solid reasons Doreen should get this relief.)

UPDATE: On Tuesday, June 9, a petition for a writ of mandamus was fed-ex'd to the appellate court explaining what was going on with Victoria Roberts sitting on Doreen's motion. Roberts was copied. Wednesday morning, within an hour of getting her copy, Roberts issued the long-withheld ruling on the Bond Motion. She denied it, as expected, but now at least we will be able to go to the appellate court for a ruling on that issue... And here's the memorandum of law filed with that motion to the Sixth Circuit. Here is the government's "response". Here is our reply.


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:

July 7- In 1863, The Union institutes a draft during the War Between The States-- exemptions are available for $100.  In 1898, Hawaii is annexed by the United States.  In 2005 four explosions occur in the British mass-transit system, duplicating in remarkably precise detail the storyline of a "training exercise" against possible "terrorism" being conducted in exactly the same locations at exactly the same times.  The event briefly raises Prime Minister Tony Blair's abysmal approval rating to it's highest point in two years, before it drops again back into the low 30s.

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?  


Copy and post this one around, people!


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

July 8- In 1775, the Continental Congress sends its final appeal to King George to redress the colonists' grievances.  The King pays attention as respectfully as today's federal government does to the Constitution.  In 1776, the Declaration of Independence is read aloud to the people of Philadelphia, and the Liberty Bell is rung.  In 2011, the United States Space Shuttle program runs its final mission, and private operators take over providing transportation services of this kind.  In 2014, Israel launches another pogrom against displaced and dispossessed Palestinians trapped in the Gaza ghetto.





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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“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


How About You?


Are You Governing Yourself?


Get The Knowledge, Reclaim Your Power, And Stand With The Founders




Let Us Salute The Flag

by Fred Reed

Aaaagh! Enough. I keep reading that I should Honor Our Troops. On airline flights, I am asked to applaud Our Young Men in Uniform. Why, for God’s sake? What have Our Troops done for me except cause me great embarrassment, cost money better spent on anything else, and kill millions of people that I have had no interest in killing? For this I am to thank them?

No, they don’t have noble motives. Men join the military because they need a job, because they want money for college or because they are bored or want to prove their manhood or go to exotic places and get laid. Basic training, jump school, being a tank gunner or doing nocturnal scuba insertions are much more appealing to a young man than selling fan belts at the NAPA outlet.

Patriotism? “Love of country” is an after-market add-on, good for a drink or a pat on the back at the Legion--nothing more than an expression of the pack instinct that makes men in all places and times join in groups to fight other groups. The pack instinct is why tribal warfare is continual among primitive peoples, why war, otherwise inexplicable, remains incessant between modern countries. It is why the gangs of young males in Chicago mirror military hierarchy, with territory to be expanded or defended, with leaders and insignia (e.g. black and god jackets for the Latin Kings ), with hand signs to signify identify and loyalty. It is why people join  screaming mobs in political conventions, why they become wildly emotional over football teams consisting largely of convicted felons who have nothing to do with the city.


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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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'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?'

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

July 9- In 1810, Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland.  In 1816, Argentina declares independence from Spain.  In 1900, the Commonwealth of Australia is created.  In 1922, Johnny Weissmuller sets a new world record with a 58.6 second 100 meter freestyle swim.  In 1958, a 524-meter tsunami-- the highest wave ever recorded-- strikes Lituya Bay, Alaska.  In 2011, South Sudan secedes from Sudan.

So, Saturday Was "Declaration Day"

That is,



  • "NO MORE, "I DON'T DARE..." Day"



In short, Saturday was,



It was,



  • "NO TIME TO RELAX Day"...

More than anything, Saturday was "PUT ASIDE DELUSIONS Day" That's what the original "Declaration day" was all about. It was the day the American colonists finally acknowledged that the people they had been entreating to respect their rights actually didn't want them to have their rights.

It was the day the American colonists finally acknowledged that the State operatives they had been petitioning and politicking and lobbying and arguing with weren't misled or mistaken or suffering from misunderstanding, needing only to have things explained a bit better, or argued a bit more authoritatively. Instead, as the colonists realized and finally admitted by way of the Declaration, those operatives were their competitors. Those operatives were the colonists' opponents. Efforts to persuade them were pointless-- they admitted to no limits on their power and had no interest in curbing its abuse, which was being practiced for their benefit.

It was hard for the colonists to reach that epiphany. Because states exercise power (and partly also because they maintain an elaborate apologia dedicated to justifying that exercise as being for the good of the citizenry, or at least the way things must or are supposed to be), they come to be viewed as virtual parents in the hind-brains of those subject to that power. It is very hard for people to recognize and acknowledge that actual Mom and Dad are bad people. It is nearly as hard for people to recognize that the state under the influence of which they have been raised is corrupt and malicious.

But of course, sometimes Mom and Dad are indeed bad, and states usually are. And while Mom and Dad can and often do become remorseful, and proceed to reform and redemption, states are institutionally-incapable of remorse. The only remedy against a bad state is taking away its power. Eventually, after wasting all that time and effort on petitioning, politicking, lobbying and arguing, the American colonists admitted this truth on Declaration Day and said, "No more talking-- it's time for walking!"

Bless them for abandoning their child-like view of the state and becoming grown-ups at last.

TODAY, LET'S SEE if we modern Americans are equally deserving of blessings. We should be up to the task; after all, we have a much easier row to hoe than the colonists did.

While we, too, must adopt a grown-up understanding of the true character of the dangerous servant against which we have been wisely warned, our state is already bound down by the written law, thanks to the blood and sacrifices of our ancestors. All we have to do is recognize that the state is constantly struggling to escape any limitations placed upon it by that law, and to suppress and marginalize anyone revealing its bad behavior and anything showing how it can be put back into its chains.

Particularly, we have to recognize that the biggest and most important limitation put upon the state concerns its ability to take resources from individual citizens for its own use. It's this simple-- the one who controls the disposition of property is the one in charge.

Because it is so important, for decades the United States has been engaged in the cultivation and exploitation of myths about what limitations are placed upon it in regard to resource acquisition. Sadly, for most of those decades most Americans have fallen for the fictions.

Chief among these state-serving, people-harming myths is the truly absurd proposition that our grandparents amended the Constitution in 1913 to authorize the state's exploitation of their resources at its will, in defiance and rejection of the previous tax-limiting Constitutional rules under which Americans had become the freest and wealthiest society in the history of the world.

THIS IS A MYTH! It never happened, and even the premier organs of the state itself have said so endlessly-- but quietly, so as to preserve the on-the-books harmony of the law while allowing the state (and its clients and cronies) to ruthlessly exploit anyone who doesn't know to look and remains in ignorance.

See the proof that this is a myth at http://losthorizons.com/Documents/The16th.htm. Read the 1916 Cornell and Harvard Law Review articles on the Supreme Court's unanimous conclusions about the Sixteenth Amendment. See what the Dept. of Treasury experts admit about the income tax. See what the Supreme Court continues to say about the amendment and the tax over the decades. Learn the real history of the tax and its antecedents.

See what the tax really falls upon and how it really works in application (and how and why it may have been misapplied to you in the past). See what those who have learned the long-obscured truth about the income tax have been accomplishing since that truth was revealed 12 years ago.

Then go to http://losthorizons.com/Documents/SelectedCuts.htm#7 and see how the state has been struggling to keep you from knowing any of this.

Afterwards, recognize that every single person or institution that would lose prestige, power or profits by acknowledging the truth about the tax can be expected to lie about the subject if queried, as will every interest that sees itself benefitting from the existence of a mammoth state (which might even include those who make their living complaining about the mammoth state, or the supposed evils of the income tax). Every one of these are today's equivalents of the invested promoters and defenders of the "divine right of kings" myth that kept people enthralled and exploited in the colonists' time.

But also recognize that now knowing the truth, the power is in your hands. The responsibility is, too.

Rise to deserve the blessings of posterity.

Make last Saturday a real "Declaration Day" by making today a personal Declaration Day-- a day of resolution to act on behalf of liberty and the rule of law.

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

Proverbs 25:26


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


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-Jerry Arnowitz, JD


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-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


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


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

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson







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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:/p>

July 10- In 988, the city of Dublin, Ireland is founded.  In 1832, President Andrew Jackson vetoes the chartering of the Second Bank of the United States.  In 1890, Wyoming is admitted to the union as the 44th of the several states.  In 1913, the highest temperature ever recorded in the USA is hit- 134 OF (in Death Valley).  In 1925, the 'Scopes Monkey Trial' begins in Dayton, Tennessee.  In 1938, Howard Hughes completes a record-setting 91-hour flight around the world.  In 1962, Telstar-- the world's first communications satellite-- is launched.


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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:

July 11- In 1804, Revolutionary War hero and then-Vice-President Aaron Burr rids the world of Alexander Hamilton by fatally wounding him in a duel.  Hamilton dies the next day.  In 1914, Babe Ruth plays his first first major-league game.  In 1921, former President William Howard Taft is sworn-in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, the only American to ever serve in both offices.  In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces his intentions to seek a fourth term in office.  In 1987, the United Nations claims that world population has crossed the 5 billion mark.  In 1995, full diplomatic relations are established between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.


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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