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Current Events and Continuing Education for June 7 through June 20, 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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Let the truth prevail

Meet Edward Bernays- Master Programmer of the American Matrix


Either use your rights, or lose your rights

I Stand With Doreen- Updated


Garbage in produces garbage out

About "Landmark" Petitions To The Supreme Court And Other Harmful Nonsense


Other Voices

Why Are We In The Middle East?


Hey, it's that time again...

The Eighth Annual Declaration Day Party Is Coming Up Fast!


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:

The Irrelevance And Futility Of "Common-Law" Arguments


Leading A Mule To Water


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:

June 14- In 1648, Margaret Jones becomes the first person hanged for witchcraft in Massachusetts Colony.  In 1775, the Continental Army is established.  In 1777, the Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the flag of the United States.  In 1789, whiskey is distilled from maize by the Rev. Elijah Craig.  It is given the name 'Bourbon' after his home county of Bourbon, Kentucky.  In 1900, seven years after its government is overthrown by the U.S. military at the request of locally-invested American business interests, Hawaii is declared a territory of the United States.  In 1937, as a sop to out-of-work alcohol-prohibition-warriors, the U.S. House passes the Marihuana Tax Act.  In 1938, Superman is introduced to the world.  In 1940, the concentration camp at Auschwitz receives its first prisoners.  In 1966, the Vatican announces the abolition of its 400-year-old "index of prohibited books".

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


Meet Edward Bernays- Master Programmer Of The American Matrix

...and then meet some good Americans who have taken the "red pill"...

BY DESIGN, YOU DON'T KNOW how much you've been manipulated by the masters of the matrix. The simple answer is, "a lot".

Since as far back as 1917, the United States has been applying the techniques of "consent engineering" to unknowing Americans. This is the process by which members of a society are conditioned to certain myths and misunderstandings for the benefit of the engineers. Edward Bernays is the father of the field.

The nephew of Sigmund Freud, Bernays was hired by the Wilson administration to overcome broad majority opposition to American involvement in World War I. Bernays worked in the propaganda mill known as 'The Committee on Public Information', applying notions of how to manipulate psychological vulnerabilities gleaned from his better-known uncle's research and theorizing in order to influence Americans perceptions, choices, beliefs, acceptance and behaviors.

The success of Bernays' efforts astounded everyone. Public opinion was stood on its head, until the man who had achieved re-election to a second term in 1916 on the slogan, "He kept our boys out of war" could send 117,000 young Americans to their deaths in Europe, with another 204,000 wounded.

The masters of illusion, and their clients, never looked back.

SO, 1917 MARKED THE BEGINNING OF THE AMERICAN MATRIX, a now 98-year-old web of delusions about the meaning of the law, the nature of lawful government under America's unique Constitutional structure, and a variety of historical facts very relevant to those issues. That's where you've been living your entire life.

It is because of the power of the matrix that today's state has successfully gotten away with misapplying the income tax on an enormously broad scale for over 75 years, despite the tax laws never having been changed and the fact that the tax remains a benign, limited application excise just as it has been since 1862. Under the power of the matrix, the beliefs most Americans have about the tax have been molded to suit the state's ambitions, and that's all that is needed.

OF COURSE, BECAUSE THE MIS-APPLICATION OF THE TAX is entirely accomplished by virtue of the delusion rather than any actual legal underpinning for treating non-privileged economic activity as taxable, the key to liberty from that mis-application is nothing more than knowing the truth. This is why the tens of thousands of students of the liberating, matrix-dispelling truth exclusively revealed in 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America' (CtC) routinely recover everything taken from them under the mantle of the tax when they simply invoke the law as actually written, and why a DOJ tax attorney recently acknowledged in court billions of dollars in CtC-educated refunds and that the IRS is "vulnerable" to CtC.*

CtC is the "red pill". I suggest you take one and wake up, copper-top.


AS ALWAYS, I AM ESPECIALLY DELIGHTED to share with everyone some of the latest victories on behalf of the rule of law won by America's true heroes-- the good folks that have taken the "red pill", have shaken off the enervating delusions of the state-serving, liberty-stealing matrix and have risen to act. Celebrate these good men and women with me:

Raymond and April Medlin



See the filing that produced this complete refund, plus interest, here.

John Brennan

See the filing that produced this complete refund here.

Patrick and Marsha Thompson

This complete refund for 2012, plus interest, was achieved with this amended return filing.

Finally, Kennard Van Camp has no check to share, but his victory is just as important. Kennard shares his victory testimonial here.

Tim Kendrick also shares his testimony; see it here.

And Brady Ness shares HIS testimony, too, along with his first victory for the rule of law, here.

(To learn how to share YOUR oh-so-important testimony, click here.)

These are the folks-- Brady, Tim, Kennard, Patrick, Marsha, John, Raymond and April-- who, along with the tens of thousands of their fellow awakened American grown-ups represented here, are actually being the change they and every other sensible person want to see in the world. Please join them.

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*It goes without saying that the only things to which a tax agency is "vulnerable" are actual, legitimate provisions of the law, accurately invoked. This is why the state is striving to force Doreen Hendrickson to say she believes the state-serving myths about the tax, or to prevent her from saying otherwise. The power of the illusion rests on enough people being in its grip. Once enough break free and start speaking the truth, the whole evil delusion-exploiting scheme collapses, resulting in a restoration of restraints on the state and the liberation of the American people.

For more on the American matrix and the responsibility of grown-up men and women to shake off the delusions and act to uphold the law, see this and this and this.


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

June 15- In 1215, King John (who had imposed Britain's first income tax), is forced at sword-point to put his seal to the Magna Carta and subordinate himself to the rule of law.  John repudiates his act as soon as the forces that had brought him to heel leave town, and Pope Innocent II steps in to annul the "shameful and demeaning agreement, forced upon the King by violence and fear".  John dies during the subsequent civil war.  In 1752, Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity.  In 1775, George Washington is appointed commander of the Continental Army.  In 1836, Arkansas is admitted to the union as the 25th of the several states.  In 1844, Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization of rubber.  In 1911, the Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation is founded.  (It later changed its name to IBM.)  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.


I Stand With Doreen

Doreen's address: Doreen Hendrickson 48564-039, FPC Alderson A-4, P.O. Box A, Alderson, WV 24910. She would love to hear from you.

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.


Free Speech On Trial: IRS v. Hendrickson

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


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...


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:

June 16- In 1903, the Ford Motor Company is incorporated.  In 1948, the first commercial airline hijacking takes place.  In 1963, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becoems the first woman in space.  In 1967, the Monterey International Pop Music Festival begins.  In 1976, a student march in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police fire on the marchers and kill 566 children.  In 2000, Israel finally complies with UN Security Council Resolution #425-- 22 years after it was issued-- and withdraws from Lebanon.  In 2012, China launches a spacecraft which carries three astronauts to its orbiting Tiangong 1 space station module.



About "Landmark Supreme Court Petitions" And Other Harmful Nonsense

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PUT THIS without sounding arrogant. But in light of the fact that my beloved bride is in prison right now because corrupt elements in government are left free to do bad things thanks solely to the persistence of misunderstanding among the general public, it must be said anyway:

If you don't find an endorsement on this site of any given notion, concept or project related to the income tax which is being spread on the internet, take it for granted that the notion, concept or project is not only wrong, but actively harmful.

I say harmful because any and all errant notions circulating about the tax fuel the reflexive and default perception of average Americans and members of the legal professions and judiciary that any challenge to the general misunderstanding of the income tax is "tax protestor" nonsense which can be disregarded out of hand without so much as a read-through, much less serious consideration.

Every time some "landmark petition of the supreme court" making arguments about territorial limitations to the application of the tax-- or "section 83" gibberish, or anything else discussed here-- infects the tax honesty community, the persistence of misunderstanding and resistance to learning the truth gets a boost. YOU will never be free of efforts to mis-apply the tax until every notion about the tax other than what is revealed in CtC is excised from public dialogue.

Think of it this way: How long would it be before anyone succeeded in getting orbiting communication satellites up and in service to society if flat-earth-believers were tolerated voices in the engineering dialogue?

Simply put, if you don't denounce nonsense when you encounter it and shame it into silence, or worse, if you help circulate it, you are condemning yourself to perpetual frustration and misery.

Anyone circulating anything other than what is found on this site and in my work is simply trying to lead you astray, either out of ignorance, ego or malice.

Don't be fooled, and don't be your own worst enemy.

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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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Do you have a victory to share?  Click here to learn how to do so.

If you're working on one, and just getting stonewalled or speed-bumped, you can still be recognized! Go here to learn what to do.

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:

June 17- In 1579. Sir Francis Drake claims California for England.  In 1775, the Battle of Bunker Hill is fought.  In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.  In 1930 Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley tariff into law.  In 1944, Iceland declares independence from Denmark.  In 1972, five White House operatives are arrested while illegally wiretapping the headquarters of political opponents.



A Question For All The Legal Scholars Out There

HERE'S THE QUESTION, oh my legal scholar compadres: Is there ANY precedent in all of American history for a deliberately false "judicial finding" of what is [supposedly] said in a book?

Mind you, I'm not talking about a finding as to some characteristic or quality of what appears in a book, such as that what appears in a book is obscene (or not), or anything like that.

I'm talking about the government-requested "finding" by Judge Nancy Edmunds-- who has admitted to never reading the book-- that CtC argues that only federal, state and local government workers are subject to the income tax. (The government also makes the equally absurd claim that CtC argues that "wages are not income" when doing so suits its purposes, by the way, the fact that this contradicts what it asked Edmunds to "find" notwithstanding).

So, again, has this EVER happened before?

I contend that it has not; that this phenomenon, like so many associated with CtC over its 12-year history is entirely unprecedented.

Do your research, my friends. See if I'm wrong.

If I am, please tell me. If I am not, please help make sure that everyone knows about this unprecedented event and understands its implications.

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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


How About You?


Are You Governing Yourself?


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




Why Are We In The Middle East?

by Jeff Faux

To placate their pique at his effort to get a non-proliferation agreement with Iran, Barack Obama met last Thursday at Camp David with Saudi royals and leaders of the other five feudal dictatorships of the Persian Gulf. He reaffirmed the United States "ironclad" commitment to their security and promised even more military aid and cooperation. After the personal dust-up between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu settles, we can expect the Administration and Congress to add even more steel to our commitment to protect and subsidize Israel by adding more to its already vast store of sophisticated weapons.

Thus, we take another step deeper into the tragedy of U.S. intervention in the Middle East that has become a noxious farce.

Consider just one of the head-spinning subplots: We are allied with our declared enemy, Iran, against the bloody Islamic State, which was spawned from the chaos created by our own earlier decisions to invade Iraq and to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria, which has us fighting side-by-side with jihadist crazies financed by Saudi Arabia, whom we are supporting against the Houthis in Yemen, the bitter rivals of Al Qaeda -- the perpetrators of 9/11!

Since 1980, we have invaded, occupied and/or bombed at least 14 different Muslim countries. After the sacrifice of thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars, the region is now a cauldron of death and destruction. Yet, we persist, with no end in sight. As a former Air Force General Charles F. Wald remarked told the Washington Post, "We're not going to see an end to this in our lifetime."


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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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Are You Ready For More Power?



"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

Click here for more information

And don't miss:

'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:

June 18- In 1429, the French, led by Joan of Arc, defeat the English in the Battle of Patay.  In 1778, British troops are forced to withdraw from Philadelphia.  In 1812, the United States Congress declares war on the United Kingdom.  In 1815, British forces defeat France's Napoleon at Waterloo.  In 1830, the French invade Algeria.  In 1873, Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.  (This was a REAL $100, by the way, not 100 pieces of the near worthless trash we all-too-often use as currency today.  The value that 1873 $100 reflected would today buy around $1,850.00 worth of goods, based on the CPI, or up to around $12,000.00 worth of unskilled labor.  In 1923, the first Checker cab hits the streets.

The Eighth Annual CtC Warrior Declaration Day* Party Is Coming Up Fast!!

Once again, the party's at Pete and Doreen's place; and this year we'll do it on Saturday, July 4.

If you're a CtC Warrior on my email list, YOU'RE INVITED!!

Doreen and I will supply the dogs, the chips, some fun and games, and maybe even some fireworks, if the township's schedule is as friendly to ours as it has been in the past.  You bring your love of liberty, your conversation, and your kids, too! 

If you're within striking distance of SE Michigan and care to join us, please RSVP to newskid '@' losthorizons.com ASAP, with "Party" in the subject line, and further details (including area accommodations) will be provided.  (Delete the spaces and apostrophes in the email address to make it work...)

I hope to see you all there!

*Declaration Day: The day the American colonists expressed their intention to be free and individually sovereign at any cost, even that of their lives. Although it is true that an important kind of independence was realized that day, it was an independence of the spirit only. Nobody found themselves free to go about their business the next day, unmolested in the exercise of their new liberty due to having laid their claim to that liberty. It was not until many bloody years after formally declaring that they

"...hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness;"

and recognized

 "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed,"


"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness;"

that Americans actually found themselves able to exercise a true, hard-won independence.

The declaration was the key and critical first step. It put the sacred honor of the declarants at stake in their faithful enforcement of that bold resolution. Once having said that

"...when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is [the people's] right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security,"

there's no going back to subordination with one's honor intact.

Thus we properly celebrate the 4th of July as the anniversary of the public announcement of the revolutionary's momentous decision. But it is equally proper to be mindful that independence was merely the destination on the horizon toward which the colonists resolutely set their course that day. It was only faithful, stubborn, come-hell-or-high-water-enforcement that actually secured-- seven long years and much hell-and-high-water later-- the practical reality of the independence bravely declared in that summer of 1776.

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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!


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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>

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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>

June 19- In 1846, the first baseball game under relatively modern rules is played in Hoboken, New Jersey.  In 1934, the Federal Communications Commission is established.  In 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed for espionage after giving the Soviet Union United States nuclear weapons secrets.  In 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved by the Senate, after an 83-day effort to derail it by filibuster.


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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:

June 20- In 1214, the University of Oxford is chartered.  In 1787, Constitutional Convention delegate Oliver Ellsworth offers a motion calling for the proposed federal government to be called "the United States".  In 1791, King Louis XVI of France flees Paris in a futile effort to escape justice during the French Revolution.  In 1837, Queen Victoria takes the throne in Britain.  In 1840, Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.  In 1863, West Virginia is admitted to the union as the 35th of the several states.  In 1948, the Ed Sullivan Show (then titled 'The Toast of the Town') makes its debut on television.


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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.


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