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Current Events and Continuing Education for May 24 through June 6, 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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Join me Friday, May 29 at 5 PM EST on the Freedom for All radio show!

Let the truth prevail

A Nice $120K Victory For A Seasoned Warrior-For-The-Law After Much IRS Resistance, And Prompt Federal And State Wins For A Young First-Timer


Either use your rights, or lose your rights

I Stand With Doreen- Updated


The Constitution can't defend itself against its domestic enemies

Regarding The "PATRIOT" Act Vote


Unclogging the net...

How Jurisdiction Arises Regarding The Income Tax


Other Voices

Litmus Test: Will PATRIOT Act Spying Continue?


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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


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Featured In This Update:

An Honest But Mistaken Man...


Were You At Doreen's Sentencing? A Video Is Being Made And You Are Needed


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:

May 31- In 1279 B.C., Rameses the Great becomes Pharaoh of Egypt.  In 1678 Lady Godiva tours Coventry in the buff as a protest against oppressive taxation.  In 1775, North Carolina adopts the Mecklenburg Resolution, an act of nullification that declared all British authority void within the limits of the state.  In 1889, 20 million tons of water flooded Johnstown, Pennsylvania after a dam collapse, killing more than 2,000 and destroying much of the town.  Unhindered by federal interference or dependency, the citizenry quickly recovered and rebuilt.

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


A Nice $120K Victory For A Seasoned Warrior-For-The-Law After Much IRS Resistance, And Prompt Federal And State Wins For A Young First-Timer

DEDICATED TO LIBERTY AND THE RULE OF LAW, real American grown-up Dr. James _ has done some educated enforcement, just as the Founders meant for all Americans to do. Having concluded that his earnings as a doctor in private practice during 2011 didn't qualify as taxable, Jim said so in the manner provided for by law, stood his ground, and shut down a two-year IRS attempt to take more than $120K of his property in connection with that year.

The end result of the argument was an IRS admission that Jim's very considerable earnings do not qualify as "income" as that term is meant in the tax law, and he had zero tax liability for 2011.

Here is Jim's filing presenting his testimony into the record. It will be noted that Jim chose to do things a little differently than most-- the information returns he was obliged to address were 1099-MISCs, but rather than rebut them as most folks do (a few hundred versions of which can be seen at links on this page), Jim chose to use modified Forms 4852, instead (in keeping with the principles discussed here).

AS SOMETIMES HAPPENS, THE IRS decided to try to chivvy Jim back into the copper-top barn. This effort began with a 'notice of deficiency' in June of 2013 and then dragged on for nearly two years, until the agency finally admitted defeat in February of 2015.

Jim never went to "tax court", choosing instead to just let his return testimony and a clarifying statement made once the agency finally began to threaten to levy suffice. What follows is the series of threatening agency notices (interspersed with cryptic stalls where you can practically see the robotic gears clashing as its presumptive fictions encounter confidently-presented facts), Jim's calm and educated response, and the denouement in which what had become an asserted "tax due of $120,158.13 by December, 2014 collapsed to an acknowledged $0 by February of 2015.


And finally:

WELL DONE, JIM!!! Both in standing, and in testifying. You are the sort of person that makes America exceptional.


Watch out for that robot!  I THINK IT'S GOING TO EXPLODE!!


I TAKE A SPECIAL PLEASURE IN POSTING these next two victories for the rule of law, because the future lies with our children, and every one of those raised up with a proper respect for the law, the principles of liberty and our Constitutional structure is a blessing for all Americans and a promise of a better day ahead. These next two victories belong to a young lady who is just such a blessing and just such a promise, as I'm going to let her Dad explain:

Hello Pete,

I've attached a PDF file with the scans of 2014 filings for my daughter. She's only a junior in high school working her first real job though it's part-time, thus, the small amounts on the income/refunds. Complete refunds of both Federal and State 'withholding'. I think I've blacked out all the detailed address, SS#, etc. so feel free to post her victory on your web site for others to see the proof of educated filings.

Sincerely, Mark Lang-proud father of an 'educated' first time filer.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Here is K.'s federal refund of everything withheld during 2014, as a result of this filing:

And here is K.'s Ohio refund of everything withheld, thanks to this filing (well not quite everything, since apparently Ohio "rounds down", but close...):

WAY TO GO, K (and Mark)!  You have proven yourself more grown-up and far more responsible than most of the nominal adults you know! Like Dr. Jim and all the tens of thousands of other educated and activated Americans standing up for the rule of law, you are among those who really make this a great country.

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

-Mohandas Gandhi

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

June 1- In 1660, Mary Dyer is hanged by officials of the Massachusetts Colony for choosing to be a Quaker in defiance of the local "law" prohibiting that religious sect.  In 1792, Kentucky is admitted to the union as the 16th of the several states.  In 1812, President James Madison asks Congress to declare war on Great Britain.  In 1869, Thomas Edison receives his first patent-- for an electric voting machine.  In 1925, Lou Gehrig plays the first of 2,130 consecutive baseball games.  In 2009, General Motors declares bankruptcy.


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.


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.)


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.


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).

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 2- In 455, the Vandals enter Rome and plunder the city for weeks.  In 1692, Bridget Bishop goes on trial in Salem Massachusetts, accused of being a witch.  In 1774, the British Parliament passes The Quartering Act, commanding the American colonists to permit British troops to occupy private property.  In 1835, P. T. Barnum and his circus begin their first tour of America.  In 1896, Guglielmo Marconi receives a patent for his new invention, the radio.  In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signs The Indian Citizenship Act, granting United States citizenship to Native Americans born within United States territory.  In 1997, Timothy McVeigh is convicted for his role in the bombing of the Alfred. P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  In 2012, former U.S. puppet-dictator of Egypt Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life in prison for crimes while in office.



Regarding The "PATRIOT" Act...

AT THE END OF THIS MONTH, THE "PATRIOT" Act is up for expiration (in some of its more obnoxious, Constitution-destroying aspects) or renewal (of same). I think any reader of these pages knows which way I come down on this choice, so I will not waste time holding forth in that regard.

Instead, I will just offer the following photos of the Germanwing airplane crash that took place in March. The point? It's simple-- although the "PATRIOT" Act was actually written prior to 9/11, the events of that day in 2001 were the pretext for fastening this monster onto our beloved land of liberty. Thus, the truth about those events is relevant in considering the proper course vis-a-vis the Act. (Well, not really-- this dog deserves to die even if it the pretext on which it is based were as good as gold. But I'm trying to be generous here, 'cause the facts favor the good guys anyway...)

With that in mind, then, and also the amazing lack of debris at the alleged sites of 9/11 plane crashes in Virginia (at the Pentagon) and in Pennsylvania, which we were told was just how it is when high-speed crashes occur, let's look at the scene of the latest real high-speed airplane crash:

To refresh yourself on the contours of the great 9/11 false-flag fiction, click here. Then call your congressman and tell him or her to vote NO on the "PATRIOT" Act renewal.

And by the way, things like the "PATRIOT" Act are only contemplated and implemented by a state awash in far more money than is necessary for just carrying out its Constitutional duties. So:

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:

June 3- In 1539, Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain.  In 1800, President John Adams takes up residence in a Washington, D.C. tavern while awaiting the completion of the White House.  In 1888, "Casey at the Bat" is published.  In 1889, the first long-distance electricity-transmission line is completed, running power 14 miles from a generator at Willamette Falls into downtown Portland, Oregon.  In 1965, astronaut Ed White performs the first American spacewalk.  In 1979, a blowout at Mexico's Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico spews at least 176,400,000 gallons of oil into the water.  In 1989, the Chinese government dispatches troops to clear protestors out of Tiananmen Square. In 2013, the "trial" of government-crime-whistleblower Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning begins.


How Jurisdiction Arises Regarding the Income Tax

A LOT OF NONSENSE has been filling the net lately about "jurisdiction" in regard to the income tax. Here's the simple truth of the matter: Jurisdiction arises when someone has gainfully exercised federal privilege.

Here's the simple, sometimes obnoxious additional truth of the matter: Jurisdiction is presumed when someone else SAYS someone has exercised federal privilege-- until that allegation has been rebutted.

Jurisdiction can be said to be "territorial", but in a very real sense the "territory" is wherever someone's stuff goes. If you make arrangements with me to use my lawnmower to make money cutting other peoples' grass, you can bet that the jurisdiction of courts constituted to deal with cases involving my stuff travels with that lawnmower, and it rests in your pocket with the money you make until I get my piece of the action.

Thus, when someone swears under penalties of perjury that you used my lawnmower and made some money doing it, if you don't deny it in a fashion recognized under the law I can exercise my legal remedies. Does anyone seriously imagine the world could work any other way?

Does anyone imagine that they can use my lawnmower (and by doing so agree to my terms) and then just thumb their nose at me when I seek to collect my piece of the action, simply because they're not standing on my half-acre? I hope not, 'cause that's not how things are...

Does anyone imagine that I can be sent sworn statements (say, on Forms PHW-2, or PH1099 or PHK-1) declaring that they have used my lawnmower, and then, without swearing their own statement rebutting the allegation, if it is untrue, just thumb their nose at me when I seek to collect my piece of the action, simply because they're not standing on my half-acre? Don't be crazy.

Here's the bottom line-- jurisdiction arises with the use or the allegation of use or possession of the taxer's stuff.

Read the book.

P. S. There's a rule of logic (or of research and analysis) that says if your observations don't harmonize with your theory, your theory is wrong. Those folks who carry on about the income tax being "residency" or "citizenship" based and then observe jurisdiction of a federal court being exercised concerning income tax matters right in the heart of Texas (or wherever) and profess to be mystified as to how that can be (such as the ones whose circulating stuff prompted this article) really need to think hard about that rule, and about the virtues of intellectual integrity.

The rest of us need to be generous and give these folks copies of CtC, and then tell them to go away until they have read it three times carefully.


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


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Litmus Test: Will PATRIOT Act Spying Continue?

by Justin Raimondo

With key provisions of the so-called Patriot Act set to expire on June 1, the fight to preserve the Constitution is heating up – and the battle lines tell us everything we need to know about the state of the country and the prospects for liberty.

On one side we have a grand alliance of authoritarians of the right and the left – the Know-Nothing wing of the Republican party and their neoconservative brain trust, the Obama administration, and present and former government officials with a financial interest in the Surveillance State. All these disparate elements are united around the alleged necessity of spying on innocent Americans without a warrant – a practice we once fought a revolution in order to end. Whatever their ideological differences, the Big Brother faction of the American polity can get behind the recent statement of Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who gave voice to the Washington mindset on this and every other issue under the sun:

“I think it’s clear to say that the program as designed is effective. Members [of Congress] are reluctant to change things that are effective just because of public opinion. And we’ve got a program that’s never had one breach of personal privacy.”

Public opinion? Who cares? Our Washington patricians don’t even care what the courts think: a recent appellate court decision declared the entire bulk domestic surveillance program illegal. Not that this counts in Burr-World, which is right next door to Bizarro World. In that alternate universe, a provision that enables the government to collect all the communications of each and every American citizen without an individual warrant isn’t a breach of personal privacy.


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NOW CONTACT YOUR REP AND SENATORS and tell them in no uncertain terms that you will never vote for them again and you will actively campaign for their defeat in their next election unless they let the "PATRIOT Act" expire. No "USA Freedom Act" bait and switch bs; no nothing but EXPIRATION. 

Then consider:

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:

June 4- In 1783, the Montgolfier brothers demonstrate their hot-air balloon.  In 1812, the Missouri Territory is organized.  In 1896, Henry Ford completes his first automobile.  In 1912, Massachusetts sets the USA's first "minimum wage", beginning the now widespread practice of pricing low-productivity workers, such as teenagers and unskilled adults entirely out of the job market.  In 1919, the U.S. Congress votes in favor of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution (women's suffrage) and asks the states for their approval.  In 1986 Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage for selling United States military secrets to Israel.  In 1989, Tiananmen Square is emptied of protestors, at a cost of 2,000 to 3,000 dead students, according to the Chinese Red Cross.

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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-John O'Neil Green, 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>

June 5- In 1723, Adam Smith, chief economist to the Founders and Framers and definer of the Constitutional term 'capitation' is born.  In 1917, conscription begins in the United States.  In 1933, Congress, at the urging of the FDR administration, declared its intention to default on its existing contractual obligations to redeem its debts in sound and lawful money.  In 1968, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot in Los Angeles during a campaign speech.  In 1977, the first practical personal computer, the Apple II, goes on sale.  Its CPU ran at 1 MHz, and it was loaded with 4KB of RAM.  In 1981, the CDC issues a report on five cases of what later will be recognized as the first cases of AIDS in Los Angeles.  In 1998, a seven-week strike by the UAW at five General Motors plants begins.


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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'?"


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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

June 6- In 1889, fire destroys all of downtown Seattle.  The city is promptly rebuilt, entirely without supervision or assistance from FEMA.  In 1925, the Chrysler Corporation is founded.  In 1932, the first federal gasoline tax is imposed.  In 1933, the first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey.  In 1933, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is established.  In 1966, civil rights activist James Meredith is shot.  In 1968, Robert Kennedy dies of the gunshot wound received the previous day.  In 2005, the United States Supreme Court issues the lawless and barbaric "Raich v. Gonzales" decision.


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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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