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Current Events and Continuing Education for March 5 through March 18, 2018

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison


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Features in this edition:

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A flurry of refund activity gets 2018 off to a good start...

It's Official: Year 15 Of CtC Victories Is Underway!


The unfortunately harmful legacy of a genuinely good but misled man:

The "Irwin Effect"


Since it's that time of year:

The Educated Filer's Tax-Time Flow-Chart


If it ever happens, it'll be

The Newsroom Conversation That Changed The World


Know the tools of the enemy:

About Counter-Measures


A really important question:

How Do You Know When A Government Is Engaged In A Cover-Up?


From the "Keepin' It All Real" department:

The Serious Threat Of Species Suicide


What's happening and what needs to happen:

A Call To Action Or Two


Time for some push-back...

Have You Been Harassed By "Frivolous" Threats?


Have you heard a discouraging word?

The Truth About Trolleries


Other Voices

'The Politicization Of The FBI'


Setting 'em straight:

Questions For The Silent So-Called "Alt-Media"


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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



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

Find my YouTube channel here.


The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

Btw, a copy of CtC from anywhere except the link above may not be a current edition. CHECK. It matters. Also, there ARE no e-book, Kindle or .pdf versions of CtC. Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for free-- any such thing.

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 Benign Truth About The Income Tax Is Completely Immutable


A Revealing "Argument" From Sheer Desperation


Joseph Donaldson, PhD, Shares Good Words About Knowing The Truth


The Truth About The Tax In Three Short Sentences


Mike Wells, Lorie Stiles, Jonathan Kral And Emily Marcellus Share Uplift And Encouragement


"Tax Honesty" BS Is What Has Doreen In Prison Today


Notes For An Educated Filer-- Whether A First-Timer Or A Veteran


Now, THIS Is What I'm NOT Talking About!


Regarding Daft And Despicable Deniers


Regarding State Group Membership


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 (fifteenth) 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:

March 12- In 1912, the American Girl Guides organization (later "Girl Scouts of the USA") is founded.  In 1930, Gandhi begins leading marchers on a 200-mile trek to the sea to begin making salt from seawater in defiance of a British revenue-generating legal monopoly on the substance.  In 1947, President Harry Truman proclaims his "containment of communism" doctrine to Congress, a major step into the Cold War.  In 1993, North Korea announces its withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.  In 2011, a reactor at the Fukishima Daiikai Nuclear Power Plant in Japan melts and explodes.


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


Fear nothing but God


It's Official: Year 15 Of CtC's 'Liberate America' Project Is Well Underway!

...and off to a great start with a flurry of refunds, and a few telling dodges!

I HADN'T MEANT TO POST MORE VICTORIES TODAY, having just done a big batch last Monday. But by interesting coincidence, right after I had finished preparing those Mid-Edition Update posts I suddenly heard from a bunch of people all happily announcing new and very recent victories.

The key common feature of these newly-announced victories (for my purposes now, anyway) is that they all issued forth during the eight weeks since January 1st-- that is, all in young 2018. These victories are, therefore, the first that mark the 15th year of CtC liberating Americans from the scourge of the viciously-exploited "ignorance tax"!

Here's a selection to enjoy, celebrate and applaud:

Derek Cushman

Derek (whose excellent video on CtC has helped introduce many people to this community) shares a fine victory with the feds, securing, on February 9, the return of everything withheld from him and given into Uncle Sam's keeping during 2016:

Notably, all but $180 of this refund consists of FICA surtax withholdings, as can be seen in Derek's filing here.

FICA withholdings are the kind never refunded to anyone in history before CtC revealed their true nature and the government's legal obligations. They're also a kind the IRS still sporadically tries to pretend are un-reclaimable, in the apparent hope that we're all incapable of logical reasoning and reading the law.

In fact, Derek's filing was initially greeted with a ridiculous stumbling-block effort by the IRS over the amounts being reclaimed. But the well-educated and articulate Mr. Cushman slapped that pretense down quickly and decisively, with his complete refund then following without further fuss.



Matthew H.

Matthew received a "Welcome, 2018"! victory in enforcing the tax laws with the feds on February 9:

This victory issued without any fuss, and guess what? The refund is nothing but FICA withholdings, as can be seen from Matthew's filing.



Shaun Davis

Shaun Davis shares a victory in securing the return of everything withheld from him by the feds during 2015 by way of an amended return-- a two-part victory completed on February 19:

...after being begun on February 12:

Together, these two refunds amount to the total of Shaun's claim, which was made on this 1040X correcting an "ignorance tax" return submitted prior to Shaun having become CtC-educated. There was no fussing about Shaun's claim, but interestingly, his acknowledged 2015 "overpayment" was diverted to an alleged balance due for 2014-- a year for which Shaun also filed an amended return, but one which has not yet been processed. See this notice and this notice.



SO, 2018-- OFF TO A GOOD START on one front, at least! It is now the 15th year of history-making revelations about the law and reluctant but unambiguous admissions of their correctness by tax agencies across the land-- probably well over 250,000 of them at this point.

On the other hand, still not a single word about any of this mind-boggling, hugely-significant 15-year history in any meaningfully-sized journal. Nor a single word in any meaningfully-sized journal about the horrendous injustice of my Doreen being locked away for refusing to say what every one of these quarter-million government admissions agree is a lie.

I feel like banging my head against a wall-- or, closer to the mark, as though that's what I HAVE been doing.

DOESN'T ANYONE reading these words know ANYONE in the media? Even just an on-air radio DJ or a high-traffic blogger or a reporter for a local newspaper? Tell those people the CtC story and don't leave them alone until they understand it and recognize its importance. Use this or this or this, or any other resources on this site.

I don't know what it would take to make a snowball start rolling-- I'm not a PR person. But someone who IS talented in that way could surely make "viral" happen with the astonishing, unprecedented and universal-interest 15-year story of CtC and its liberating revelations.

Where, oh where, is that person??!!

AH, WELL. In the meantime, this community must press on doing retail what should be done wholesale. At least that's an easy task.




Share these all, everywhere you can. Be your most creative self in sending and "selling" these links. Do memes; make gifs; respond to everything in the news that would be or have been better had the state been small, or if Americans kept their money for their own uses.

If you pay attention to the news and train yourself to apply these perspectives, you will see a dozen things of which you can make use in awakening other Americans to the virtues of having the income tax correctly administered. Please, for my sake, for your own sake, for the sake of your children and their future, make that use.


BTW, Derek's and Matthew's and Shaun's victories join those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here, and constitute more critical steps toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.

Don't you wish your victories were proudly posted, too?

It's easy. Stand up on behalf of the law, and then share the evidence.

That's all there is to it!

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

March 13- In 1881, Tsar Alexander II of Russia is assassinated with a thrown bomb.  In 1900, France imposes a limit of 11 hours of work per day on women and children.  In 1933, FDR's "bank holiday" ends.  In 1954, the Viet Minh attack the French at Dien Bien Phu,  In 1962, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Lemnitzer delivers the plans for 'Operation Northwoods' to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.  The plan calls for a series of staged terrorist attacks in American cities false-flagged as Cuban, in order to drum up American public acquiescence to a United States attack on the Castro regime.  In 1986, Microsoft offers its stock for public purchase.  In 2008, gold sells on the New York Mercantile Exchange for $1,000.00 per ounce for the first time.  In 2013, Pope Francis is elected to succeed the abdicating Benedict XVI by a papal conclave whose proceedings were spied on by the United States National Security Agency.


The Irwin Effect

A good man has inadvertently left a problematic legacy.

I HAD AN EPIPHANY RECENTLY concerning the trouble we all have trying to open certain eyes to the truths about the income tax. My own eye-opening came after corresponding with a long-time "tax honesty" guy who exhibited what I am dubbing the "Irwin Effect"-- a strong influence on his perceptions of income-tax-related matters by virtue of exposure to Irwin Schiff and his story.

Though it's easy to forget as time goes on, Irwin's "heyday" was the real deal.

Schiff appeared as early as 1978 on NBC's 'The Tomorrow Show' with Tom Snyder, conducted seminars all over the country for years, was a C-Span-covered candidate for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination in 1996 and was featured in Aaron Russo's very widely-seen 'Freedom to Fascism'. As recently as 2005, Irwin had the ear of very large audiences on shows like George Noory's 'Coast to Coast'.

Irwin Schiff had a message many, many people found very compelling, and the support of a very large and very devoted army of followers, who magnified the effect of his individual efforts exponentially. He influenced the perceptions of a lot of Americans regarding the income tax.

UNFORTUNATELY, IRWIN'S MESSAGE was wrong-- well, partly wrong, anyway. The overall message of "Irwin Schiff, the phenomenon" was entirely wrong.

Here's what Irwin got right: The income tax is systematically misapplied. In popularizing that perspective, Irwin did a very good thing. Many, many people-- including me-- were encouraged to look closely at something that the government does not want closely scrutinized.

But that was about it. Irwin Schiff didn't really understand the tax.

For instance, Irwin didn't understand the scope of the tax and the true nature of its objects. While he recognized it as an excise he didn't really grasp all the implications of that fact.

Irwin had no idea about the real legal character of FICA taxes; nor that today's tax remains the same one first imposed in 1862.

Nor did Irwin have any idea of the meaning of "capitation" and its significance in qualifying the income tax and its limits. Most significantly, perhaps (at least from a practical standpoint), Irwin did not understand the legal dynamics of the tax-- especially the role played by "information returns". He suffered from many other misunderstandings and faulty conclusions, as well.

I SAY ALL THESE THINGS with respect and affection. Irwin Schiff did the best he could with limited resources-- most particularly the limitations imposed on everyone during his research period for lack of digitalized data that could be accessed and processed with computer power.

But forgivable as Irwin's mistakes may be, the real issue today is that a huge number of people arrived at key perceptions of the income tax by paths carved through the prior cognitive wilderness by Irwin Schiff.

SOME OF THESE "IRWIN EFFECT" folks came to believe that Irwin knew what he was talking about. These folks ended up with an enervating conclusion that "you can't fight City Hall, no matter how right you are" after seeing nothing practical come of all his efforts (a mere handful of refunds allegedly secured by followers over all those years but with no details provided and never even an argument on behalf of reclaiming erroneously withheld FICA surtaxes) and Irwin end his days in prison.

These folks won't listen to anything critiquing or conflicting with Irwin's teachings, and at the same time are largely sidelined. Many settled into the disastrous practice every tax agency loves to see: "non-filing".

THOSE IN RANGE OF THE "IRWIN EFFECT" who didn't come to believe Irwin knew what he was talking about fell into a different cognitive trap. Even though not believing Irwin right these folks nonetheless saw him as a serious, capable and dedicated researcher.

These folks were fully correct on the first and third of these assignments of character, and forgivably wrong on the second. Irwin was very articulate, always had some authorities to cite on behalf of his assertions, and was so self-confident as to radiate scorn of any failure to accept whatever he declared true. He appeared capable, to anyone who hadn't themselves done research into the same subject areas.

The take-away for these folks, therefore, is that there is nothing to be found in parsing through the tax code.

Surely (goes this latter line of thought), if there had been a big "Gotcha!" to be found in regard to the income tax Irwin Schiff would have found it. That he did not means that "it" isn't there at all.

To those in this second "Irwin Effect" group, anyone who says that there is a "Gotcha!" to be found regarding the income tax must be incompetent or a charlatan. Paying attention to anything presented by such persons, they conclude, would be a waste of time.

SO, I'M SURE YOU ALL SEE THE PROBLEM. Irwin Schiff had such a heyday that a very large number of Americans-- those over the age of forty, especially-- are subject to the "Irwin Effect" in one of the two versions outlined above. Those in the group that concluded Irwin was capable, dedicated and wrong are thoroughly represented in journalism, the legal profession and the academy.

Consequently, in trying to garner the respectful or even just indifferent attention of anyone in this latter group-- even to just look at the evidence distinguishing CtC from the work of Irwin Schiff or anyone else in the tax honesty movement-- one has this big, well-entrenched mental speedbump to overcome. It can be a slog.

Thus, this observation, under the theory that forewarned is forearmed. Maybe these insights will allow everyone more success in outreach to Irwin Effect-afflicted media figures and professionals. Maybe, too they will help in efforts to wake up some of that vast army of non-filers out there.


AS NOTED ALREADY, IT SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD that everything I have said that is critical of Irwin Schiff's conclusions in the piece above is said reluctantly, and with no disrespect intended for Irwin Schiff, the man. I thought very highly of Irwin Schiff, and hold his memory in high esteem.

As I said, Irwin influenced me in my early research into the tax beginning in the 1980s. I bought and read all of his books.

In fact, in the early editions of CtC I included a very sincerely-meant "acknowledgements" reference to Irwin (and to a couple other folks also in the "tax honesty" movement whose efforts I have appreciated). I reluctantly removed that reference in later editions upon discovery that some folks weren't bothering to read the book due to imagining it to be just warmed-over Schiff propositions. These folks then actually discouraged others from reading CtC, by telling them what they thought the book must say.

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The Educated Filer's Tax-Time Flow-Chart

It's not rocket science; in fact, it's this simple.

ADMITTEDLY, THIS IS A LITTLE overly-simplified, but just a little. Click on the chart to get a more complete picture, and then visit the Notes For Educated Filers/Educated Filer's Checklist page.

It REALLY ISN'T rocket science; and you should explain that to everyone you know. Liberation of all Americans and the shrinking of Leviathan back to the size intended by the Framers is easily within reach.

All that is needed is a little bit of effort on the part of those who already know the truth.

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The Newsroom Conversation That Will Change America

...once it can be made to take place.

ALMOST AS REMARKABLE AS the story of CtC itself is the bizarre media silence about that story. It's as though a home remedy cure for cancer had been found, and no journalist would report it (because of what? fear of losing drug company advertising? or being mugged by the health care mafia?). Read about both stories here, and maybe YOU'LL be the one to figure out a solution to that silence.

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The Great Deception

Every now and then this one needs re-release...

ASSAULTS ON THE CONSTITUTION are disturbingly ubiquitous these days. Those wishing to be free of the hindrances presented by that fundamental legal instrument have succeeded in infecting major portions of the American intelligentsia with such thorough disinformation concerning the Constitution's origins, purposes and principles as to prompt constant articles against it.

Many of these screeds, I'm sorry to say, are even churned out by otherwise fairly sound-thinking libertarians. (Some sects of libertarianism seem especially vulnerable to anti-Constitutional propaganda due to pipe-dream delusions about anarchic utopias).

We in the grown-up community must stay alert to these erosions of something so important as the written fundamental law. Here is an effort at raising the alarm and passing out some intellectual ammunition against the enemies of the law.

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"Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God."

-Thomas Jefferson


Doreen's Address

Doreen Hendrickson 48564-039

FPC Alderson A-4

P.O. Box A

Alderson, WV 24910

Letters, books (which must come in packages that are boldly-marked "Paperback Book Enclosed") and cards (which must actually be written in by the sender) are always much appreciated.

Anyone wanting to put a few dollars in Doreen's "commissary account" can do so by sending a postal money order-- made payable to "Doreen Hendrickson 48564-039"-- to:

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Doreen Hendrickson


P.O. Box 474701

Des Moines, IA 50947-0001


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DUE TO CHRONIC AND ESCALATING interferences by ISPs (or others) which have made newsletter emails an extremely time-consuming and increasingly unreliable announcement mechanism, I have transitioned to alternative announcement methods. These include:

  • Twitter (click here to follow me and receive the announcement posts-- set for push notifications);

  • Facebook (click here to "like" the losthorizons page and receive the announcement posts);

  • GAB (click here to follow me and receive the announcement posts).

If you choose one of these social media options (or use them in addition to other means, as I wish you would), PLEASE get the full value out of them by diligently "liking" and "retweeting" or "sharing" or "reposting" my posts! That will significantly improve their visibility to others, and very much help the cause!!

  • My RSS feed:

(Members of the state CtC Warrior forums in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MI, MN, MO, NE, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA or WI, will continue to get the regular announcements if the membership is set to receive email updates.)

NOTE: I will still not be engaging in correspondence by any of these alternative, social media means-- those wishing to correspond should continue to use email for this purpose.

Hey, Gamers!


You are surrounded by an actual battle between villains, monsters and true heroes, all simply concealed from you by sophisticated spells which also keep you from engaging in the fight.

There are real great deeds to be done, and real treasures to be had for your efforts, and frankly, your real future is at stake. You just have to gain "the sight" in order to penetrate the illusions.

Visit losthorizons.com to get the counter-spells and get onto the real field of battle!




The craziness of the neo-con nutcases in Washington is starting to generate its predictable blowback, but on a much more dangerous scale than in the recent past.

Based on relentless hostile rhetoric and steady efforts at military encirclement the Russian Federation Armed Forces Command has concluded that the United States intends to launch a pre-emptive nuclear attack on Russia. While this perception continues to be fed, the risk of a prophylactic Russian first strike exists and grows more perilous.

The persistent, recently-escalated, plainly unfounded and deliberately provocative saber-rattling against Iran-- a long-time close ally and buffer-state of Russia's, the destabilization or regime-change within which would be another substantial threat factor-- has magnified the intensity of the peril.

So, more than ever...


What You Need To Know If CtC Doesn't Spread Like Wildfire RIGHT NOW So The Nut-Cases Can Be Stripped Of Their Resources:

NOT THAT "DUCK AND COVER" would do you or your kids any good, of course... The Russian Federation has 7,400 nuclear warheads and the means to deliver them. China is coming on strong, too, these days.

Perhaps you imagine the US has some magical technological advantage that will protect us when all the nut-case bellicosity leads to its inevitable outcome? Read this, this, this, this and this. And in any event, don't forget the inescapable issue of nuclear winter and fallout-- the world-killing harm from either of which doesn't require even a single Russian or Chinese warhead to hit a target.

Really, it's this simple:

Click here for the sourcepage of the image above and for more scary details from actual grown-ups which the neo-con nutcases in Washington wish you would never find.

Spread CtC's revelations like wild-fire.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

March 14- In 1794, Eli Whitney is granted the patent for the cotton gin.  In 1889, Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents a "navigable balloon".  In 1900, the Gold Standard Act restores gold as the sole precious metal by which paper currency must be redeemed (prior to the restoration, issuers of paper currency could legally redeem it with silver, as well).  In 1942, penicillin is successfully used in  treatment for the first time.  In 1964, a jury finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald.  In 1994, Linux version 1.0.0 is released to the public.


A Call To Action Or Two

Nothing happens if you do nothing.

THE VIDEO OF MY JULY 16 PRESENTATION on judicial fraud to conceal the true legal character of the income tax is posted here. Everyone should see it and share it like crazy.* It is hugely powerful and WILL successfully educate even the most stubbornly skeptical and disengaged.

Video of the Q&A session that followed that presentation can be seen here; this is also a "must see".

*Here's a sample formulation for sharing:

The American people have been victimized by massive and sustained corruption in the federal judiciary in order to fuel the ambitions of the Deep State. See the incontrovertible evidence at https://youtu.be/105GKdmJ9HU.

This enormous harm can be remedied, but the path to that solution begins with widespread awareness of the problem. Please watch the film yourself, and please pass this wake-up call along as widely and urgently as possible.

If you have a serious-minded group that you think will benefit from an in-person presentation on this long-running assault on the rule of law in America, contact me.


A call to action

CLEARLY, THE MERE AIRING OF THE JUDICIAL AND EXECUTIVE CRIMES revealed in the presentation discussed above is not enough. What is revealed here is a vicious widespread plot to destroy our Constitutional republic. It can be stopped, and it must be stopped, and all culpable parties-- who have each and every one grossly betrayed and defiled the trust and honor the people of America have bestowed upon them-- should be harshly punished. Therefore...

I call on every law-respecting journalist to raise the hue and cry about these outrages.

I urge every American reading these words to join me in demanding action.

Append this article or this video (or both) to an introductory note and a demand for action, and mail it to Jeff Sessions, Paul Ryan, your federal and state congressional delegations and to every journalist possible. This will ensure that these folks will be made aware of this matter, and cannot say otherwise as an excuse for inaction.

Click on the name below for contact info:

Jeff Sessions

Paul Ryan

Journalists (this is a short list-- you may know or have access to more; send to all of them)

Your representative

Your senators

Your state legislators

Your mom, your dad, your sibs, your best friend, the guys and gals at the office or the plant, etc.-- you have these addresses or must find them on your own.

ALSO!!! Send to law school faculty!!! Find schools, faculty names and contact info however you can and send! Send to every lawyer you can find.

Understand, if YOU haven't shared this film with any given judge, prosecutor or attorney, he or she will not have ever seen any of the information presented. He or she will not only know nothing of the truth about the tax, but will believe the untruths about the tax which the falsifying officials exposed in the film (and in the text treatments of the same material here and here) have been peddling on behalf of the "ignorance tax" scheme.

Don't make the mistake of imagining that "they all know the truth, and are part of a giant conspiracy against it." This is not true.

Most of those folks have never seen even a single one of the authorities you have seen in these presentations. They never knew there was a reason to look for them. Certainly none of them have ever seen this material knowledgeably assembled and presented.

YOU have to show it to them. If you haven't done so, assume that no one has.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

March 15- In 1776, South Carolina becomes the first American colony to declare its independence from Britain.  In 1820, Maine becomes the 23rd of the several American states and is admitted to the union as such.  In 1906, Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.  In 1917, Czar Nicholas II abdicates the throne of Russia.  In 1952, 73 inches of rain falls in a single day on an island east of Madagascar.  In 1985, the first internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).


On Criminal Complaints For Filing False IRs

Getting practical on a core element of the "ignorance tax" scheme.


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

-Edward R. Murrow



What Is Paid For By The "Ignorance Tax"

LOTS of very bad things...

The U.S. Income Tax: An Excise On The Profitable Exploitation Of Federal Privilege

The U.S. Ignorance Tax: The Profitable Exploitation of Confusion About The Income Tax

I WAS IN A GROUP THE OTHER DAY in which I overheard, "The income tax just goes to pay the interest on the national debt!" Would that it were so...

The statement is a long-standing misconstruction of something said by Peter Grace of the Reagan-era Grace Commission, which had been tasked with an analysis of the federal budget. Grace attempted to illustrate the significance of the federal debt burden by pointing out that the interest paid on that monstrous debt was so much as to more-or-less match the amount taken in by the income tax-- an amount that is a metaphorical synonym for "huge".

Money, of course, is fungible, so even if the tax take were earmarked for the interest payment, that would simply free up other funds for other uses. Thus, the "earmarking " concept is illusory at best. Income tax revenue gets spent for any and all government purposes, just as is true of every other dime that goes into the general fund.

Further, Grace undervalued the income tax dramatically. This is because Grace didn't understand that FICA (Social security and Medicare) taxes are just income "surtaxes"-- meaning income taxes like any others, despite the misleading application-specific label of "employment taxes". As a result of this misunderstanding Grace failed to factor this additional enormous amount into his casual analogy.

The reality is that the income tax take-- by which we really mean the "ignorance tax" take, since we're talking about the amount captured by government through exploitation of ignorance about what is really subject to the income tax under the law-- is many times the amount paid in interest on the national debt. Last year, for instance, the interest payment was about $432 billion. The ignorance tax total was a whopping $3.9 trillion.

MY POINT HERE IS NOT TO CRITIQUE THE GRACE REPORT, however. I'm only interested in stopping its mistakes from being repeated and persisting as a false "factoid".

The reason I'm concerned is that the throw-off, "It just goes to pay the interest on the national debt..." line, though not meant as, or in support of, anything but a disparagement of the tax, actually serves to minimize or conceal the horrendous evil for which the tax really does pay.

Lets look at a small sampling of the things made possible by the ignorance tax:

  • The corruption of our political office-holders;

  • The drug war and all the violence and corruption it brings;

  • Our wives, daughters and ourselves being virtually strip-searched in airports;

  • Agricultural price supports raising the cost of our food;

  • A bloated military unable to account for $6.5 trillion given to it over recent years;

  • Hundreds of millions who hate us for the harm we have inflicted directly after violently invading their homes (here's an analysis of just a few of these affairs), or by supporting the despotic regime holding them in thrall;

  • A Department of Education working to fill American kids' minds with mush and PC propoganda;

  • The Panopticon surveillance state which spies on all of us all the time, subverting our privacy and any hope of confidence in the independence of our elected officials;

  • The militarization of our local police;

  • A direct and indirect federal workforce of 14,000,000 or so, every member of which needs to be messing with some or many citizens' lives in one way or another in order to justify his or her pay;

  • The coercion of state governments into certain behaviors even where no Constitutional authority exists for Washington's decrees, by issuing grants with strings;

  • The supplanting of genuine prosperity opportunities for young Americans by entrapment in rotten, impoverishing economic prisons.

  • And on, and on, and on...

NOW LET'S LOOK at what preservation of the "ignorance tax" scheme has made valuable to the schemers, and therefore an increasing part of our lives:

  • The inculcation and maintenance of a pervasive fear of government lawlessness;

  • A corrupt judiciary;

  • The systematic erosion of the rule of law;

  • The mis-education of our children about our founding principles and the legitimate authorities and limits of our public institutions;

  • The co-option of our churches into cheerleaders for the statist-quo;

  • A de-emphasis on logic, economics and history in our schools and school textbooks;

  • The infection of our legal framework with hive thinking, identity politics, and "social justice";

  • And on, and on, and on.

EVERYTHING LISTED ABOVE IS what is actually paid-for by the "ignorance tax", either in the conventional sense of being financed with its enormous, corruption-inducing aggregation of wealth into the hands of a political class with feet of clay, or as a price we all pay by the degradation and loss of our principles and our values.

Is all this really how a sensible people want to be spending their resources? I think not, but this IS what we're doing now, because of all those not yet awakened to the truth about the income tax.

Be an alarm clock.

(Click on Saruman to see what he means..."

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The Biggest Snow-Job In World History: The Myth That 1913 America Adopted A Marxist Progressive Tax On "All That Comes In"

“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



Thank goodness the sun is now shining...


PRO TIP: If I were the IRS and I wanted to discourage people from rebutting allegations that they had done things I can tax, and keep them from successfully reclaiming withheld or paid-in money, I would salt the "tax honesty" community with passionate-seeming "legal researchers" who would warn anyone whose ear they captured that filing a 1040 is a bad idea for one reason or another...


A Review of CtC by Derek Cushman

You can also find this film at https://vimeo.com/175424277.


Regarding Trolleries

(Deceitful efforts to discourage Americans from learning the truth about the "income tax")



FOR ALL THE YEARS SINCE 2003 when CtC was first published, the government has engaged in a concerted effort to frighten people away from its truths. This effort involves official government websites and press releases touting an occasional court ruling that appears to be at odds with some CtC-revelation (but without details sufficient to expose the real substance of the ruling)-- and sometimes even more mendacious behavior.

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Are the presentations and resources offered on this site and in my other work of any value to you?

Tim Kendrick has posted a video on YouTube regarding donations. I didn't know what to do about it to begin with; I don't do what I do intending for anyone to feel obligated in any way.

But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only the cost of a cheap paperback.

Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support. No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to act let it be solely because it seems right.



Why Does The Government Lie About 'Cracking the Code'?

THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION is the key to the restoration of the republic and the rule of law in America. See it below. (NOTE: It's very important that the entire 24 minutes be viewed.)

This video can also be found on YouTube at https://youtu.be/hgzzYl-eeUI.

Here are links to the two pages to which viewers are directed at the end of the film: The Crime of the Century and The Truth About The 16th Amendment.

The other two mentioned in the film are this one (the "bulletin board" stack of 1,200 or so posted refunds and other victories in knowledgably applying the law; and this one (the collection of resisted claims and the outcomes of those little battles).

PLEASE be a real activist about sending this link to every single person in your address book, and about sharing it through facebook, reddit, twitter, and any other distribution channel with which you are familiar. Send it to every journalist you can. It's time to really make something happen.

Accompany your emails and posts with with a strong admonishment to watch the film through, and that doing so will show the viewer an individual-empowering, state-restraining truth about the income tax which the government has been trying to keep hidden from view for 75 years and which that person really needs to know.

BY THE WAY, as is impossible to miss, I have neither the skills nor the tools to make even moderately good films. This is simply not my forte. Anyone able to do better is encouraged to talk to me about that.

As is ALSO impossible to miss, though-- even in my amateur production-- reader video testimonials have GREAT POWER. Send me yours.

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Illuminating Anniversaries:

March 16- In 1521, Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines.  In 1751, James Madison is born.  In 1792, King Gustav III of Sweden is fatally shot in an assassination (though he won't die for almost two weeks).  In 1861, Edward Clark replaces Sam Houston as Governor of Texas after Houston is evicted from office by the people for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy.  In 1867, Joseph Lister publishes an article introducing the concept of antiseptic surgery.  In 1926, Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-propellant rocket.  In 1958, Ford produces its 50 millionth car (a T-bird).  In 1968, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese men, women and children are massacred by United States soldiers at My Lai.  In 1968, GM produces its 100 millionth car (an Olds Toronado).  Lieutenant-Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with the Iran-Contra scheme.  In 2014, Crimea overwhelmingly votes to secede from Ukraine and re-join Russia.


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:






All-in-all, just be the sort of person for others that you would go to yourself for trustworthy leadership.

Leadership is a challenge. But it's not complicated, and you can do it.


PRO TIP: By the physics of the law, an indirect tax is necessarily a privilege tax. Here's why:

The distinction between a direct tax and an indirect tax is incidence. A direct tax arises by the direct imposition of the taxer, without any election of the taxed (other than that of authorizing the taxing power in the first place).

An indirect tax arises by the taxed choosing to do something by which the taxer's claim is then created. The choice that is a valid object of an indirect tax can't be anything done as an exercise of an untaxable right. Nor can it be any activity of necessity. A tax on anything done by necessity would arise not by actual election of the taxed but simply because the tax had been imposed by the taxer. Such a tax, whatever it may be called, would be in actual substance a direct tax, even if one that arose only intermittently. Think of a tax on eating, for example, or working, or engaging in trade with others (all of which are things done by right as well as by necessity, but you get the point).

What is left as the valid object of an indirect tax is the exercise of privilege-- something done not by right, and therefore done by the permission of the taxer (who, due to being possessed of an ownership right in the thing being permitted, is entitled to claim of portion of the proceeds when the thing is profitably used).

"[Although the Legislature may declare as privileges and tax as such for State revenue purposes those pursuits and occupations that are not matters of common right], the Legislature has no power to declare as a privilege and tax for revenue purposes occupations that are of common right."

Sims v. Ahrens, 167 Ark. 557, 271 SW 720 594, 595 (Ark. 1925)


The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

If you're not talking this one up everywhere and helping generate a buzz, you don't really want liberty and the rule of law...


PRO TIP: The argument that a concept explicitly given a statutory definition for purposes of this or that chapter or "title" has the same meaning as the common word the legislature has borrowed for its label-- which meaning plainly didn't suit the legislature's purposes, hence its replacement-- is a preposterous reading of the law.

“It is axiomatic that the statutory definition of the term excludes unstated meanings of that term.” 

Meese v. Keene, 481 U.S. 465 (1987);

“[W]e are not at liberty to put our gloss on the definition that Congress provided by looking to the generally accepted meaning of the defined term.”

Tenn. Prot. & Advocacy Inc. v. Wells, 371 F.3d 342 (6th Cir. 2004).



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

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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

NEW! Orders of twelve or more books now come with a free DVD containing six informative and inspiring videos-- 112 minutes in all. Click here for the details.


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!




Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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


Illuminating Anniversaries:

March 17- In 1780, George Washington gives the Continental Army a holiday in a show of solidarity with the Irish and their struggle for independence.  In 1845, the rubber band is patented.  In 1910, Camp Fire Girls is founded.  In 1960, Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a covert-ops directive that ultimately results in the Bay of Pigs fiasco.  In 1970, the US Army charges 14 officers with concealing information about the My Lai massacre.  In 2008, New York Governor Elliot Spitzer resigns after being caught using expensive prostitutes.


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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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


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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-James Madison

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The Politicization Of The FBI

by Joseph E. diGenova

Over the past year, facts have emerged that suggest there was a plot by high-ranking FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) officials in the Obama administration, acting under color of law, to exonerate Hillary Clinton of federal crimes and then, if she lost the election, to frame Donald Trump and his campaign for colluding with Russia to steal the presidency. This conduct was not based on mere bias, as has been widely claimed, but rather on deeply felt animus toward Trump and his agenda.

In the course of this plot, FBI Director James Comey, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, FBI Deputy Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok, Strzok’s paramour and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, FBI General Counsel James Baker, and DOJ senior official Bruce Ohr—perhaps among others—compromised federal law enforcement to such an extent that the American public is losing trust. A recent CBS News poll finds 48 percent of Americans believe that Special Counsel James Mueller’s Trump-Russia collusion probe is “politically motivated,” a stunning conclusion. And 63 percent of polled voters in a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll believe that the FBI withheld vital information from Congress about the Clinton and Russia collusion investigations.

I spent my early legal career as a federal prosecutor. I later supervised hundreds of prosecutors and prosecutions as a U.S. Attorney and as an Independent Counsel. I have never witnessed investigations so fraught with failure to fulfill the basic elements of a criminal probe as those conducted under James Comey. Not since former Acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray deep-sixed evidence during Watergate has the head of the FBI been so discredited as Comey is now.

The Case of the Clinton Emails

The Hillary Clinton email scandal began in 2013 with the U.S. House of Representatives investigation into the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. It was during that investigation that accessing Secretary of State Clinton’s emails became an issue. But it wasn’t until The New York Times broke the story on March 2, 2015, that Clinton had a secret, personal server that things really took off.


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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 restrain those in Mordor-on-the-Potomac by taking control of how much of YOUR WEALTH facilitates government misbehavior?

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


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

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith


The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie


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

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

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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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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)."

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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


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Learn what these colleagues already know, then step forward and become part of a coordinated, mutually-supportive squadron focused on developing strategy and deploying the law in courtrooms across the country. There's a lot of suing that needs doing right now.

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IGNORANCE TAX: An unnecessary income tax exaction suffered out of ignorance as to lawful objects of the tax 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.

"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."

-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...





(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 18- In 1766, the British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act after relentless American opposition to the tax.  In 1834, six farm laborers in Dorset, England, are sentenced to exile in Australia for joining together as a trade union.  In 1850, American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.  In 1874, the government of Hawaii signs a treaty granting exclusive trading rights with the islands to the United States.  In 1938, Mexico nationalizes all foreign-owned oil assets within the national borders.  In 1940, Hitler and Mussolini agree to an alliance against Britain and France.  In 1965, cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov takes the first space-walk.  In 1968, the U.S. Congress repeals the law requiring the maintenance of a gold reserve to back its money.  In 2014, the Russian and Crimean parliaments sign a formal accession treaty providing for re-absorption of Crimea into Russia in accord with an overwhelming expression of popular Crimean will by referendum.


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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.