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Current Events and Continuing Education for March 15 through March 28, 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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Off to an early start...

The 2015 Season Of Truth Begins!


Like the question of what belongs on a return, its all about context, context, context!

A Few Words About Audits


Other Voices

Why The Rise Of Fascism Is Again The Issue


What the oath of office is all about; an illegal ammo ban; a telling evasion in Doreen's re-trial; censorship in Detroit; reaching out to those being shaken awake; more...

This and That


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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.


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Featured In This Update:

Friends, Please Be With Me On April 9 (Updated)


My Exciting New Screen-Play Idea


Three Strangely Persistent Errors


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


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"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")?


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You can't understand the present if you don't understand the past...

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

March 22- In 1765, the British Parliament passes the "Stamp Act" imposing a tax on all legal papers in the American Colonies.  In 1871, William Woods Holden, the Republican governor of North Carolina, is impeached and removed from office by the Democratic legislature for his vigorous efforts to suppress the activities of the Ku Klux Klan.  In 1946, Jordan gains its independence from Britain.  In 1954, the first "shopping mall" opens in Southfield, Michigan.  In 1960, the first patent for a laser is issued.  In 1981, U.S. first-class postage rises from 15 cents to 18 cents per ounce.

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 Season Of Truth Begins

...and as always, it is the truth that sets us free.

THIS YEAR'S SEASON OF LIES has been unfolding in the usual fashion. As in every year since the 1940s, millions of groundless allegations that American men and women who simply exercised their God-given, unalienable and un-burdenable right to work were somehow engaging in taxable activities by doing so have been issued on W-2s and 1099s by hundreds of thousands of payers who have never studied (and probably have never even seen) the rules specifying what is actually to be reported on these forms.

It used to be that the lies (and the repeating and solidifying of the lies by equally-ignorant workers) were all there ever was. Happily, since CtC was first published in 2003 there has come a time each year when the flurry of lies begins to be counter-balanced by individual assertions and government acknowledgements of the liberating truth about the "income" tax.

These assertions take the form of CtC-educated filings, and the acknowledgments take the form of complete refunds of everything withheld the previous year which have been claimed by CtC-educated filers who have rebutted those bogus allegations. Now, this year's Season of Truth has begun-- and earlier than usual.

Gary and Connie

TWO WEEKS AGO, Gary and Connie secured this complete refund of everything withheld from their earnings during 2014 and given over to California in connection with the "income" tax. Gary and Connie knowledgeably rebutted the payer's ignorant allegations that their earnings came from "income-taxable" activities, and declared themselves to have done nothing "income" taxable overall such as to cause a liability to arise by means of their California return.

See that filing here; and raise a toast to Gary and Connie! They wasted no time countering lies with truth and this victory of theirs on behalf of the rule of law is the first concerning 2014 to be posted on these pages!

RO & L

COINCIDENTALLY,  on the same day, RO & L received a refund for 2013. Like Gary and Connie, RO & L rebutted ignorantly-made allegations by payers that their earnings were "income"-taxable, and declared by way of their return that they had not received any gains of that specialized variety sufficient to have any liability for that tax.

Annoyingly, the government is playing a little game with RO &L here-- it has agreed that they earned no "wages" (and had nothing else qualifying as "income" in sufficient amount to cause a liability to legitimately arise), as evidenced by this complete refund of everything withheld from them as nominal "federal income tax". But the amounts withheld from them as "Social security" and "Medicare" "income" taxes haven't yet been returned, despite the fact that each of these surtaxes only arise on, and can be measured by, the receipt of the "wages" it has been admitted that RO & L have not received...

These agencies can be shameless, and RO & L will have to rattle some cages to get the rest of their property returned, it appears.

Carlos Woolard

THIS YOUNG MAN WAS TOO EXCITED at his first victory on behalf of the rule of law to make a copy of the check before putting it in his bank account, but rounded up this check-stub of his complete refund from Nebraska of everything withheld in connection with the "income" tax during 2013 to share with everyone.

Not a lot of money, of course, but every penny belongs to this fine young American, and now he has it all back, by way of this filing.

Chris and Marta Lecce

CHRIS AND MARTA SHARE THEIR THIRD victory for the law over the lies-- a complete refund of everything withheld from their conventional earnings during 2010 on an original return not filed until late in 2013:

I say "conventional earnings" because Chris receives a military pension in addition to his unprivileged earnings. You'll see this reflected in the filing that produced this victory for the rule of law and Chris and Marta's rights.

WAY TO GO, CITIZENS!  You all must have missed this memo:

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

By the way, there is a little cracking in the ice: this article on Doreen's ordeal appeared in the Pontiac Tribune Tuesday, March 17; and this excellent special letter to the editor on the same subject appeared  in the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Strike now for more of the same everywhere you can think of, and by way of the emails to Greenwald and Poitras, while the iron is heating up, people!

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

-Mohandas Gandhi



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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.

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

March 23- In 1775, Patrick Henry says, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"  In 1806, Lewis and Clark turn their backs on the Pacific and head home.  In 1857, Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed in New York City.  In 1919, Benito Mussolini founds the Fascist movement in Italy.  In 1933, the German Reichstag passes the 'Enabling Act', giving Adolph Hitler dictatorial powers.  In 1956, Pakistan becomes the world's first Islamic republic.  In 2006, the Federal Reserve stops publishing 'M-3'-- the complete report of money supply-- thus acting to conceal key policy indices.  This information is still reported by private sources-- see the 'Regarding Money' feature of this newsletter for access.


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A Few Words About Audits

Like the question of what belongs on a return, it's all context, context, context.

I'M SURE EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS that everything anyone hands the guy at H&R Block is automatically and unavoidably taken as being declared to be taxable activity-related. "Taxable-activity-related" is the context in which tax-preparers do their thing, and any document brought to them as part of a request to do tax calculations will be taken as relevant to that context.

It can't be otherwise, outside of very narrow special cases in which even a federally-connected version of any given activity isn't subject to the tax. After all, other than as regards economic activity which is under no circumstances subject to the tax, the guy at H&R Block is in no position to say that any particular thing which might be given to him ISN'T tax-related. He is not that privy to his client's affairs.

The H&R Block guy might pull out from a document dump a client's records of receiving a gift, and not include it in "income" because no kind of gift receipt is taxable. But if he's given documents about a guy's plumbing business, he'll assume that it is being declared to be an "income taxable" plumbing business, 'cause otherwise why would it be given to him in the context of tax-return-preparation?

So, only a crazy person would just bring every document in his or her possession related to overall economic activities and rely on the H&R Block guy to distinguish between the tax-related stuff and the non-tax-related stuff. They don't have the knowledge, and that's not their job.

A TAX AUDIT IS EXACTLY THE SAME. A tax audit is a forensic examination and analysis of tax-related information. It's not a general examination of all economic activity.

There's no authority for a tax agency to just dig through and examine every document related to anybody's overall economic activity. A law enforcement agent might get authorization for such a search, pursuant to a warrant based on a sworn allegation establishing probable cause that evidence of a crime will be discovered by the search. But a tax audit can only demand the production of books and records related to "income" activities.

Consequently, the limitation of the audit authority creates a context in which it is exercised. Any response to that exercise will be colored by that context, such that any documents produced in response to an audit summons will be reasonably and unavoidably taken as being declared by the respondent to be "income"-related (meaning that the activities to which those documents relate will be taken to be income-taxable activities).

Like with the H&R Block guy, if one brings documents related to one's plumbing business to an audit, it will be assumed that one is declaring one's plumbing business to be the taxable kind of plumbing business. Like with the H&R Block guy, it falls to the audit respondent to distinguish between what (if any) of his or her economic activity is actually relevant to an "income tax" audit and what is not, and only present the one.

In short, an audit only has authority to examine taxable activities and events, and the records related thereto. Anything brought in will be presumed to be so related, by implicit declaration of the one who brought them (or who gave them to the one who brought them, if that is a third-party service-provider, like an accountant).

NOTE: A nice judicial expression of the "context" doctrine discussed above, and of the limits of the audit and examination authority can be found here.

NOTE II: I hope everyone will recognize how the reality of tax audits as just explained clarifies what some have long imagined to be Fourth Amendment violations inexplicably allowed by the courts. As explained, a tax audit is NOT a Fourth-Amendment-violating general poke-through of one's papers. It is only an examination of records related to the exercise of privileged activities.

What is mistaken to be an inexplicably-permitted general warrant is just the vaporware product of those who don't understand the limits of the tax and therefore ignorantly assume that the "books and records" demand encompasses ALL books and records, not just those related to engaging in federally-privileged activities (the opportunity for which carries with it an implicit or explicit agreement to allow such examinations of relevant records).

Importantly, by flipping that coin around, the "books and records" examination authority serves to demonstrate the actual limits of the tax. If the examination authority DID extend to ALL books and records, and without probable cause or authorization as a side effect of choosing to exercise a privilege, it could not co-exist with the Fourth Amendment.

Since the examination authority DOES co-exist with the amendment, the authority must be limited and arise by agreement. These things can only be true if the tax itself is limited and of the nature of an excise upon the voluntarily-undertaken exercise of privilege.

NOTE III: I hope you all realize that being able to use liberating information like this without obnoxious and stressful push-back from ignorance or craft rests on lots of Americans knowing it (which means lots of Americans knowing the truth about the tax). There's a reason why I say over and over and over: SPREADING THE WORD IS JOB ONE!! Get books and share them; forward this page to everyone, over and over, all the time.

NOTE IV: I wonder if any educated filer has ever hired H&R Block (or its like) to do his or her taxes? It would only be done to create a teachable moment (or out of curiosity), since otherwise it would just make the preparation of the return expensive and time-consuming compared to the typical 15-minute self-preparation. But it would be interesting to learn whether the reaction of such a person to the return information provided by an educated filer was bland indifference, fascination or hostility...

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

-Edward R. Murrow


A Touch 'O The Irish In Honor Of St. Paddy's Day

THE FOLLOWING LETTER was found by a friend in his attic a few years ago. I'm not sure it really expresses much of today's traditional St. Patrick's Day mood, but I'm not sure that today's tradition has it right, anyway. After all, what St. Patrick is famous for is driving all the snakes out of Ireland...

In any event, it's a fascinating glimpse into a not too distant past, and it surely is Irish as all get out...

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

March 24- In 1765, Britain passes the "Quartering Act", requiring the American colonists to house British troops.  In 1882, the tuberculosis bacterium is discovered.  In 1900, New York City breaks ground on its first subway project.  In 1972, Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.  In 1989, the 'Exxon Valdez' spills 240,000 barrels of oil after running aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska.  In 1999, NATO attacks Yugoslavia.



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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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

March 25- In 1584, Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a royal patent over Virginia.  In 1634, the first colonists arrive in Maryland.  In 1655, Christopher Huygens discovers Titan, Saturn's largest moon.  In 1807, the "Slave Trade Act" abolishes slave-trading within the British Empire (but the forms of slavery known as "conscription" and "impressment" are unaffected by the act...).  In 1957, the European Economic Community is established in an effort to equip European states with the economic benefits of free trade among members such as have been enjoyed by the American states since they agreed to abolish trade restrictions amongst themselves under the revised Articles of Confederation (the United States Constitution).  In 1996, a stand-off begins between members of the "Montana Freemen" and U.S. marshals.


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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Why The Rise Of Fascism Is Again The Issue

by John Pilger

The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is embedded in our consciousness. Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to forget, the accelerating danger of a modern kind of fascism is suppressed; for it is their fascism.

“To initiate a war of aggression…,” said the Nuremberg Tribunal judges in 1946, “is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”

Had the Nazis not invaded Europe, Auschwitz and the Holocaust would not have happened. Had the United States and its satellites not initiated their war of aggression in Iraq in 2003, almost a million people would be alive today; and Islamic State, or ISIS, would not have us in thrall to its savagery. They are the progeny of modern fascism, weaned by the bombs, bloodbaths and lies that are the surreal theatre known as news.

Like the fascism of the 1930s and 1940s, big lies are delivered with the precision of a metronome: thanks to an omnipresent, repetitive media and its virulent censorship by omission. Take the catastrophe in Libya.

In 2011, Nato launched 9,700 “strike sorties” against Libya, of which more than a third were aimed at civilian targets. Uranium warheads were used; the cities of Misurata and Sirte were carpet-bombed. The Red Cross identified mass graves, and Unicef reported that “most [of the children killed] were under the age of ten”.

The public sodomising of the Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi with a “rebel” bayonet was greeted by the then US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, with the words: “We came, we saw, he died.” His murder, like the destruction of his country, was justified with a familiar big lie; he was planning “genocide” against his own people. “We knew… that if we waited one more day,” said President Obama, “Benghazi, a city the size of Charlotte, could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world.”

This was the fabrication of Islamist militias facing defeat by Libyan government forces. They told Reuters there would be “a real bloodbath, a massacre like we saw in Rwanda”. Reported on March 14, 2011, the lie provided the first spark for Nato’s inferno, described by David Cameron as a “humanitarian intervention”.

Secretly supplied and trained by Britain’s SAS, many of the “rebels” would become ISIS, whose latest video offering shows the beheading of 21 Coptic Christian workers seized in Sirte, the city destroyed on their behalf by Nato bombers.


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Now 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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This And That

What the oath of office is all about; an illegal ammo ban; a telling evasion in Doreen's re-trial; censorship in Detroit; reaching out to those being shaken awake; more...

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT THE FACT THAT the oath of office required of everyone on taking up entrusted powers and responsibilities in America is to the primacy of the Constitution itself, rather than to some superior who interprets the Constitution? Federal judges, for instance, each take oaths swearing their personal allegiance directly to the People's Law, and not to their institutional superior, the Supreme Court.

If the Framers had meant for the Supreme Court to be the arbiter of Constitutional meaning and intent, or for it to do everyone else's thinking for them, and take from them the moral responsibility for their conclusions and behavior, the oath sworn by federal officeholders would have (or at least, might have) been written as "...to uphold and defend what the Supreme Court tells me is meant by the Constitution." But they didn't. 

 Very much on the contrary, and in my mind very deliberately, the Framers left full moral responsibility on the shoulders of each office holder. Each officeholder must make his or her own decisions as to what the Constitution provides and requires, and is implicitly forbidden to foist responsibility off on someone else. Thus, even if the Supreme Court, and every other office-holder, for that matter, takes position 'A' on an issue, any office-holder who concludes that position 'B' is actually the right one must hew to that alternate view, and act accordingly.

Sure, this has a tinge of anarchy to it, but that was the Framers' perspective: power diffused as widely as possible, which is only meaningful if everyone wielding power is expected to have their own mind. What is the virtue of a diffusion of power if everyone in office is bound to sing from the same hymnal?

By that same token, it is obvious that it is NOT the job or responsibility of one branch of government to facilitate another on an institutional level, either. Thus, it is NOT proper for the Supreme Court, for instance, to stretch for creative rationales and workarounds by which Obamacare can be deemed Constitutional or un-hoist on the petard of its own limiting language about state-based exchanges in the face of state refusal to create those exchanges.

Quite the contrary, the Constitutional plan of separately-minded but interlinked branches of the federal state was meant to make each an anchor against the expansive enthusiasms of any other(s). The Founders and Framers set a much higher standard that that Americans should struggle along under a "rule of law" bent and corrupted to accommodate legislative and executive political ambitions.


CONTINUING IN THE SAME VEIN, it's recently been in the news that the Obama administration is presuming an authority to ban ammunition, an act plainly forbidden by the Second Amendment. I wonder what the ammo manufacturers and re-sellers will do if faced with a serious push based on this presumption.

I wonder if they will consider that they are of The People, the fourth branch of government, and are fully empowered and required to come to their own conclusions about the meaning and purpose of Constitutional provisions. I wonder if they will remember Jefferson's observation going to this point, that, "A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate."


SINCE LAST JULY I HAVE BEEN CONTINUALLY CATALOGING the seemingly endless illegalities resorted-to by prosecutor and court in their struggle to engineer a guilty verdict of my wife Doreen for the non-crime of resisting a blatantly unlawful court order as part of the ignorance-tax-addict State's desperate effort to suppress CtC. As is true of virtually every State effort to resist or attack CtC, those perpetrated against Doreen in this proceeding actually have the effect of emphasizing the truth of what the State wishes nobody knew, 'cause lying and cheating are only needed when attacking the truth.

This week I had occasion to excerpt and highlight a portion of the trial transcript recording both the lead prosecutor-- a DOJ Tax Division specialist-- and the judge herself explicitly misrepresenting to the jury the words of 26 USC § 6020(b). Those words of 26 USC § 6020(b) are, verbatim:

"If any person fails to make any return required by any internal revenue law or regulation made thereunder at the time prescribed therefor, or makes, willfully or otherwise, a false or fraudulent return, the Secretary shall make such return from his own knowledge and from such information as he can obtain through testimony or otherwise.

Any return so made and subscribed by the Secretary shall be prima facie good and sufficient for all legal purposes."

Holding that verbatim text of the statute in their own hands, the DOJ prosecutor and the judge in turn, instead declared it to say... well, what you can see for yourself here.

Having reminded myself of this calculated evasion, I am inclined to remind all of you of the significance of what the government meant to obscure and evade with these "mis-statements". I have a write-up on the subject here (including, among other things, a significant backdoor admission by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals).


HERE'S AN INTERESTING TURN-- supporters seeking to buy space in the Detroit News to alert the area community to what is scheduled to be done in its backyard on April 9 with this ad copy were told the paper would not print the following portions, even in paid space for the content of which it specifically, by printed policy, disclaims all responsibility:

This is a case of retaliation against Doreen’s husband for his book, which clearly defines the difference between taxable income and earnings that are not taxable under the IRS Code. Though numerous attempts have been made to discredit and suppress the book, especially through deliberate misrepresentation of its contents by government officials, nothing actually revealed in the book has ever been disputed.

How low must our overlords, posing as government, go? Even organized crime has a code of honor that they will do no harm to the wives and children of their adversaries.

Apparently the "watch-dog" press really has become nothing but a well-tamed lap-dog of the state. So much so that it will even engage in censorship to protect the master from being made to look bad, however thoroughly documented the offense...


EARLIER THIS WEEK A READER SENT ME A LINK to this (rather old) video challenging the official narrative of the provocative events at the Boston Marathon two years ago:

I don't know the truth about the Boston Marathon events (and please, don't remind me that the surviving Tsarnaev declared himself to have been involved once in trial and having to plan a course leading to the best possible outcome in light of a death penalty on the table; making such a declaration can be a strategic decision, and further, whether it's true or not is irrelevant to the question of who else might have been involved). But the video reminds me of how much mature and well-grounded skepticism toward official narratives exists in America.

The problem is that this mature skepticism all-too-often is only able to find expression in the form of growing anxiety. I want to reach out to those suffering from the stress of this sound realization, while hindered by ignorance of where to find purchase, with this:

Know any of those folks? Send them this image, along with this link, and this link, and this link and this link.


SAY, HAVE YOU EVER GIVEN ANY THOUGHT to what will happen when 30 million other Americans-- or even just 3 million-- learn what you know about the "income" tax and begin following your example of acting to protect your own interests and uphold the law?

The political class thinks about it-- a lot.

You should, too, and add vigorous outreach to your activism.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

March 26- In 1830, the Book of Mormon is published.  In 1953, Jonas Salk announces his polio vaccine.  In 1970, the United States sets off its 500th nuclear explosion since 1945.  In 1975, the Who's "Tommy" premiers in London.  In 1991, CtC Warrior Kathryn Elizabeth Hendrickson is born.  In 1999, Dr. Jack Kevorkian is found guilt of second-degree murder for assisting with the suicide of a terminally ill customer.

Are You Ready For "Not Unless You've Read This...


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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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-Mark C. Phillips, JD


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-Jerry Arnowitz, JD


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-John O'Neil Green, JD


“Thanks again for your efforts, Pete. They mean an awful lot to a lot of people.” “…as an attorney, I am humbled by your knowledge and ability in navigating the law.  THANK YOU for your hard work and sacrifice.”

-Eric Smithers, JD


"I am an attorney and want to give a testimonial to your book, which I find to be compelling. I am exercising these rights for myself and my adult children. I'm even considering making this my new avenue of law practice."

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


"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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More 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:

March 27- In 1836, shortly after the successful siege of the Alamo, Mexico's General Santa Anna orders the massacre of about 400 Texan POWs captured during other clashes between the Republic of Texas revolutionaries and the Mexican Army assembled at Goliad.  In 1881, rioting over the promotion of temperance by the Salvation Army grew so severe in Basingstoke, England, that troops has to be called out in an effort to restore peace.  In 1941, a coup by officers of the Air Force topples the pro-Axis government of Yugoslavia.  In 1964, an earthquake registering at 9.2 on the Richter scale struck Alaska-- the most powerful ever recorded in North America before or since.  Much of Anchorage was destroyed.  However, being left unhindered by FEMA, the city is quickly rebuilt.


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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:

March 28- In 193, Roman Emperor Publius Helvius Pertinax is assassinated by his Praetorian Guards, who then auction the throne to the highest bidder (Senator Didius Julianus).  In 1834, the United States Senate censures President Andrew Jackson for de-funding the Second Bank of the United States (a central bank equipped to emit notes and extend credit, somewhat anticipating the current Federal Reserve, and responsible, during its 20-year existence, for a massive real-estate price bubble and collapse).  After the demise of the bank, the United States experienced virtually zero inflation until the Fed was instituted (with the exception of the period during the War Between The States, when the Lincoln administration issued its fiat "greenbacks").   In 1939, fascist Francisco Franco takes Madrid in the Spanish Civil War.  In 1979, the worst nuclear power plant accident in American history occurs at the Three Mile Island reactor in Pennsylvania.  No one is hurt and no damage occurs.


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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