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Current Events and Continuing Education for January 22 through February 4, 2018

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The wounded beast keeps trying to claw its way out of the hole it's dug for itself.

An Ugly Persistence Of Corruption


The proper solution to the abortion holocaust:

Bring 'Em Out Alive


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


Some great distribution channels being wasted...

A Seemingly Viral Misunderstanding


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

'Did Donald Trump Change His Mind On Domestic Spying?'


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


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Shredding Lies And Revealing Powerful Truths


"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!


Recent Victory Posts-- Each More Illuminating Than The Last!


Regarding Daft And Despicable Deniers


Regarding State Group Membership


Project Paradigm-Shift


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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."

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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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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

January 29- In 1845, Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" is published.  In 1861, Kansas is admitted to the union as the 34th of the several states.  In 1886, Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-powered automobile.  In 1891, Queen Liliuokalani takes the throne of Hawaii.  In 2002, George W. Bush delivers his State of the Union address in which he deploys the phrase "axis of evil" in regard to Iraq, Iran and North Korea.


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."

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Fear nothing but God


An Ugly Persistence Of Corruption

...the particulars of which should have every American rising in alarm.

CAN AMERICANS BE REQUIRED TO ATTEST BELIEF in what a government official declares to be true? This is exactly what a federal judge in Detroit says, in a ruling issued just last week...

On January 16, 2018, federal District Court Judge Victoria Roberts refused to vacate a criminal contempt of court conviction of Doreen Hendrickson over Doreen's refusal to state under oath things dictated to her by government agents, and which she does not believe to be true. Roberts' denial asserts that an American can be compelled to swear that she believes true-- without disclaimer or qualification-- whatever a government official says is "correct".

HERE'S THE BACKSTORY: In 2007, at the request of DOJ Tax Division attorneys, another federal judge (Nancy Edmunds) had ordered the Michigan mother of two to declare that she believes certain payments made to her and her husband qualify as "income" subject to the income tax, even though she does not believe the particular earnings qualify, and had already said so under oath. The order commanded Doreen to produce "amended returns" on which she was to declare the earnings as "income", and to sign the jurat so as to make the form, its dictated contents and her attestation of belief falsely appear to be her own freely-made testimony.

However, a tax return jurat is a statement attesting that what one has said on the form above it is what the signer believes to be true, correct and complete:

"Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return and accompanying schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, they are true, correct, and complete."

Tax return jurat (emphasis added)

To produce a tax return and sign the jurat without qualification when the content of the return is not what the signer believes to be true is a felony, under 26 U.S.C. § 7206(1). It is also a felony to attempt to cause someone else to produce and sign a return the contents of which are not believed to be true by the signer (under 26 U.S.C. § 7206(2)).

These laws are the substance of the October, 2017 Motion to Vacate Doreen's conviction: A court cannot have jurisdiction conferred upon it by a government request that it commit a felony (as well as none to issue and enforce an order which Congress-- not to mention the First Amendment-- has expressly prohibited).

See the very short and plain motion here; the government response here; and the even shorter reply here. Please take the time to read all three. They really are very concise and, at least in the case of the motion and reply, very straightforward.

And yet, in her January 16, 2018 denial of Doreen Hendrickson's October 10, 2017 Motion to Vacate her conviction, the trial judge who has twice now sentenced Doreen to prison says that the order Doreen has been punished for resisting, and is about to be punished again, simply commands her to "correct" her returns. The judge contends that Doreen is not being ordered to say she believes what she does not (and thus, to create false returns), but is simply being ordered to say "what is correct".

According to Judge Roberts' formulation a sworn statement should be understood to say,

"Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return and accompanying schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and belief of the opinion of government officials, they are true, correct, and complete."

This construction attempts to remove Doreen's beliefs (and right to control her expressions) entirely from the picture, and makes nonsense out of the language of every perjury statute (including the ones specifically criminalizing the making or soliciting of "false returns"). In fact, it is just a fallacious tautology, and utterly fails to excuse Roberts' denial of Doreen's motion.

Under Roberts' formulation the meaning of the attestation simply takes a step back, becoming an affirmation of what the signer believes about what others have said. Of course, the Supreme Court has expressly said such a construction is unconstitutional, time and again:

"[W]e cannot improve upon what Justice Jackson wrote for the Court 70 years ago: "If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein." Barnette, 319 U. S., at 642."

Agency for Int’l Development v. Alliance for Open Society Int’l, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 2321 (2013) (Emphasis added.)

Doreen can't be made to adopt as her own a belief about what is true or "correct" held or advocated by anyone else, no matter how high an official might be its advocate.

Further, it wouldn't solve Roberts' problem. Even under that formulation, punishing Doreen for not saying what she is told to say on her tax returns remains a crime, because what she believes government officials have said about the tax is exactly what is reflected on her original returns.

Were Doreen to create "amended returns" saying what she is ordered to say, she would be swearing not only to what she believes to be false. She would also be swearing to what she (knows and) believes government officials at the highest and most authoritative levels have made clear is false in their opinions as well.

Or perhaps Roberts means that whatever is said over Nancy Edmunds signature stamp is "correct"? Still no cigar for Roberts.

We can leave aside the First Amendment issue, and the conflict between what Edmunds' order tells Doreen to say and what she knows a far more substantive body of authorities has made perfectly clear to the contrary. The jurat still calls for affirmation of only what Doreen herself believes to be true, not what she believes some judge has declared to be "correct".

For Doreen to say she believes correct what she is told to say just because Judge Edmunds has said it would still be a lie. The coerced returns would still therefore be false returns.

BUT THE "WHAT EDMUNDS SAYS IS "CORRECT"" THING has other fatal problems, and they are very much worth getting into. You see, what Edmunds says is actually just a re-iteration of some things supposedly said by some IRS officials.

In fact, those officials never really said these things. Indeed, throughout more than ten years of legal actions, government officials have adamantly refused to ever declare their own belief in the "correctness" of what Doreen is ordered to say-- even while being legally obliged to do so, if they actually hold the belief.

Instead, those officials have repeatedly made clear that they DO NOT believe what Doreen was ordered to say by Nancy Edmunds (and have, in fact, indicated their agreement with what Doreen believes hundreds of thousands of times). Here is what lies in the dark corners of the Edmunds orders:

Edmunds' orders appear in a "final ruling" which bore her signature stamp, but was actually written entirely by someone else. Edmunds had never actually examined or heard from a single witness, even though all allegations made in the case were in dispute. Nor had Edmunds (or the DOJ author of the orders) any personal knowledge about the truth or "correctness" of what Doreen was commanded to declare over her sworn signature.

The sole pretense of an "official" belief in the truth or "correctness" of what Doreen was ordered to say is an unsigned, admittedly UN-official declaration of an anonymous purported IRS worker. There has never been anything more, even through years of civil litigation, and two criminal trials and subsequent proceedings over the course of four and a half years.

This reliance on this empty pretense is by itself a plain indication that no official can be found who WOULD sign off on a declaration of even an opinion that what is said in the declaration is true. As the Supreme Court (and sandbox common-sense) tell us:

"Indeed, as Mr. Justice Brandeis declared, speaking for a unanimous court in the Tod case, supra, which involved a deportation: "Silence is often evidence of the most persuasive character." 263 U.S. at 263 U. S. 153-154. And just last Term, in Hale, supra, the Court recognized that "[f]ailure to contest an assertion . . . is considered evidence of acquiescence . . . if it would have been natural under the circumstances to object to the assertion in question." 422 U.S. at 422 U. S. 176. [footnote 3]."

Baxter v. Palmigiano, 425 U.S. 308 (1976)

Per this obvious logic, the government's reliance on an anonymously-prepared, unsigned and declaredly "informal" assertion of what Doreen is commanded to say she believes true when "it would have been natural under the circumstances" to provide a forthrightly-acknowledged and signed assertion-- as is done routinely by the IRS on doubtless a daily basis-- is "evidence of the most persuasive character" as well. It is evidence that the government itself is unwilling to aver what it wants Doreen to be forced to say.

Further, the government is under an express statutory requirement to produce returns of its own if it really believes Doreen's original returns were "incorrect". It has never done this-- a fact that led to actual lies to the jury about that statute by judge and prosecutor in Doreen's second trial. (Amazing as it may seem, this was far from the most egregious offense by this pair in the effort to engineer a conviction in that trial. See, for instance, the fraudulent evidence ploy documented here.)

IN FACT, OFFICIAL DECEITS AND EVASIONS were the persistent characteristic of all the events involved in this case. Some of those committed by Nancy Edmunds have already been discussed; here's another, which makes clear that the "ruling" containing "the Edmunds declaration of what is correct" is simply fraudulent:

The "ruling" contains "findings" about the content of CtC, and the other order it makes to Doreen rests on declarations about the content of CtC. But Edmunds never actually read the book, while also having never examined any witness who HAD read the book, as previously noted.

Edmunds was, therefore, incapable of honestly making any such "findings" or declarations. She simply signature-stamped a false "ruling", which then pretends to be a judicial product while really being no such thing.

The whole thing is therefore of a piece-- a demonstrably-false "ruling" pretending to say what is officially-deemed "correct" about Doreen's returns but which really only asserts what no official is willing to say he or she believes to be correct, and is instead just the dreck from that unsigned, declaredly informal "report" by an anonymous purported IRS worker.

SO, THAT BACKGROUND establishes the utter impropriety and inherent illegality of the "file amended returns" order made to Doreen generally. But let's look more closely at the pernicious little plague virus living in Victoria Roberts denial of Doreen's motion to vacate, with which this discussion began.

First of all, let's dispose of the pretense of judicial character in the denial. After conceding the fact that the motion to vacate is not, in fact, procedurally-barred, which was the sole argument made by those purporting to speak for the United States, Roberts then resorts to a complete misrepresentation of the motion's arguments in her scramble to justify a denial.

To cite one soft-ball example, the ruling says, on page 5, "Moreover, Hendrickson has not cited a single case supporting her proposition that a court cannot order a party to file tax returns."

But of course, the motion contains no "proposition that a court cannot order a party to file tax returns." What it contains is the proposition that a court cannot order a party to file false tax returns.

This actual proposition is one against which the ruling has nothing to say. Instead it relies on repeatedly trying to dodge the point by saying that Doreen was ordered to file "correct" returns, while leaving out the key point that in the context of 26 U.S.C. § 7206(2), it is exclusively Doreen's beliefs that determine the "correctness" of any return she signs.

At no point throughout is it said that a court can order someone to produce and sign tax returns containing content the signer does not believe true (just as has never been said by ANY court). Nor is there any effort to dispute or argue about what Doreen believes (at least we are spared THAT kind of absurdity). Thus, the actual elephant sitting in the center of the motion is studiously danced around and never addressed.

HERE'S ANOTHER EXAMPLE, also from page 5: "Nor has [Hendrickson] cited any case supporting her argument that the court commits a felony when it orders a party to file tax returns, despite that party’s belief that she is exempt from filing."


Where does the word "exempt" even appear in Doreen's motion? (Answer: it does not; nor is it possible to construe an "exempt" argument from what is said.)

AGAIN: "her argument" is that the court commits a felony when it orders a party to file false tax returns." AGAIN: At no point throughout does Roberts say that a court can order someone to produce and sign tax returns containing content the signer does not believe true; instead we just get these childish dodges, one after another.

Roberts' ruling ("Order") can be seen here (and again, the motion is here; the government response here; and the reply is here). I will leave identification and analysis of the other dodges, misrepresentations and evasions upon which it relies to the readers, and will welcome submissions of such analyses by those of a legal and/or logical turn of mind.

FOR PURPOSES OF THIS DISCUSSION, the contrivances by which Roberts' opinion is rationalized are not as important as the implications of that opinion. One way or another (or all) of the following, and likely more which have eluded me so far, Roberts' opinion proposes that:

  • The only belief to which someone is allowed to adhere is what a state official says she can; or

  • The "correct" belief is what a judge says is true (and others can be made not just to abide by the effects of that assertion, but also made to declare agreement with it-- which means prevented from expressing disagreement); or

  • The disapproval of a government official for the expressed belief on a sworn statement invalidates the statement; and, of course,

  • A government official can compel an American to lie on a tax return, and that tax return is not false; which raises this only-a-bit whimsical query:

  • Can a government official ever create a false tax return? For instance, could Nancy Edmunds lie on a tax return but be immune from prosecution for a false return, because she deems it "correct"? Even if the IRS refuses to agree with her, as in Doreen's case?

  • How about Edmunds' husband? Can she immunize him from charges for lying on his return, by deeming it "correct"?

How does all that grab you? Feel like your liberties are secure with this gibberish and lawlessness spewing forth from your federal courts?

Raise your voices.

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing."

-John Stuart Mill

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

January 30- In 1649, King Charles I of England is beheaded after attempting to claim more authority than the people were prepared to recognize in a ruler.  In 1835, Richard Lawrence attempts to assassinate President Andrew Jackson, but both his pistols misfire.  In 1933, Adolph Hitler is sworn in as chancellor of Germany.  In 1948, Mohandas Gandhi is assassinated.  In 1956, Martin Luther King Jr.'s home is bombed.  In 1968, the Tet Offensive begins in Vietnam.  In 1969, the Beatles give their last public performance, an impromptu concert played on the roof of Apple Records in London.  In 1976, George H. W. Bush becomes director of the CIA.  In 1982, Richard Skrenta creates the first computer virus.


Bring ‘Em Out Alive

THE LEGAL THEORIES which keep the noxious abortion controversy alive in the face of steady majority opposition to the practice are really those of trespass and involuntary servitude, the Supreme Court’s nonsense about a penumbra of privacy notwithstanding. There IS a penumbra of privacy in any system of government based on a limited delegation of authority to the state-- but it is irrelevant to the abortion question.

Citing that penumbra was an artifice by which the court tarted up with legalese the casting of the issue as a Hobson’s choice between violating a defensible claim to autonomy by the woman on the one hand and the proactive death of the fetus on the other (with the ridiculous argument that early-stage humans are not ‘human’ being deployed like a thumb on one side of the scale). The strained privacy and fetal-inhumanity claims never commanded much meaningful respect from abortion’s opponents; but instinctive American support for the much more defensible position regarding the woman's sovereignty furnished abortion advocates with a means to obscure the contrived and false characterization of the dilemma and steer consideration of the issue in a direction that favored their cause.




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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.

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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:

January 31- In 1606, Guy Fawkes is executed for the Gunpowder Plot.  In 1876, the federal government orders all Native Americans onto reservations.  In 1930, 3M begins marketing Scotch tape.  In 1945, Private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion from the U.S. Army.  In 1950, Truman announces a program to develop a hydrogen bomb.  In 1958, an American satellite is successfully launched into orbit.  In 1995, President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico.  In 1996, a truck-bomb is detonated outside the central bank of Sri Lanka.


A Seemingly Viral Misunderstanding

It's a real shame that nonsense has such an effective distribution outlet...

OVER THE LAST 36 HOURS I have had a surprising number of people forward me a hyperventilated email excitedly touting a purported tax-truth breakthrough based on the citation by Congress to Article 1, § 8 of the Constitution as the authority for the latest tax reform act. The article is dramatically titled, "THEY JUST BROKE THE U.S. TAX SYSTEM WITH THE NEW INCOME TAX LAW (H.R. 1 - Dec. 2017)".

Great distribution, especially on a weekend when the government shutdown dominates the news! Lousy waste of it on this raggedy thing...

I HADN'T MEANT TO WRITE ANYTHING FOR THIS NEWSLETTER other than the pieces above about the deeply corrupt ruling on the motion to vacate Doreen's conviction and the abortion solution. And I really resent having to do so.

But this kind of distracting nonsense is what allows abuses by the corrupt legal system. Doreen would not be suffering as she is if CtC's accurate revelations weren't hindered in their spread by these perpetual injections of eyewash into the community of interest. Without this kind of interference, Americans would long since have deep-sixed the "ignorance tax" scheme and restored the republic.

Besides, critiques are sometimes the best way to explain the truths that have been mistaken. Every moment can be a teaching or learning moment.

ANYWAY, HERE IS A LITTLE feedback on this package of inapt excitement and errant notions. Fir the benefit of what I hope is the vast majority who haven't seen or spent time on this thing, I'll explain that it makes much of the citation of Congress to Article 1, § 8 of the Constitution as the authority for the income tax in the new tax reform act.

The author imagines that this is a sudden acknowledgement of the income tax as an excise, with various mistaken implications therefrom, along with other errors, some of which I will briefly discuss or reference (in what was written as an email response to one of those who forwarded the thing to me, and so is constructed a bit differently than a commentary or formal analysis/critique):

I'm sorry to be so candid, but this stuff is nonsense. The tax reform act made no fundamental changes in the law, to begin with, and none need to be made, in any event. The pretense of "breakthrough" and excitement tacked on to this by its author is risible.

Nothing in the previous iterations of the tax law ever said the authority to impose the tax arose with the 16th Amendment. Further, Article 1, § 8 is the authority for both direct and indirect taxes, so this fellow's fundamental premise-- that the citation of that Constitutional provision is somehow revolutionary-- is silly.

The improper reference to the 16th Amendment made by government litigators in the past has never been to say that the amendment authorized taxes in the first place. It has just been used to falsely assert that the 16th made it possible for direct taxes (still authorized by Article 1, § 8) to now be imposed without apportionment.

Those improper claims (thoroughly debunked in CtC fifteen years ago and more recently here, here and here, among many other places in my writings) will not be abandoned by virtue of the Article 1, § 8 citation in HR1. They will only be abandoned when everyone encountering them makes use of the material at those links, and more importantly, when every American has become familiar with that material.

But the mistaken notion about the significance of HR1's citation to Article 1, § 8 is consistent with the character of the article overall. This is written by someone who appears surprised and to think it a big deal and a new discovery that the tax began before the 16th amendment... Or that it is an excise... (which this same guy, interestingly, also says the tax is NOT, elsewhere on his site).

Clearly this is someone who hasn't been paying attention... well, I can't really say that, because some parts of this piece are remarkably similar to material I have written, except for being misconstrued in their meaning or relevance. There IS some indication that attention is being paid, but the homage is selective, and ill-used.

The piece is littered with nonsense suggesting, for instance, that the tax is just on "corporate profits", and/or that it falls on foreign earnings just because they're foreign, etc., based on excerpts of rulings taken out of context or rendered incomplete and other typical failings of material meant to mislead, or created by simple incompetence.

It goes on to make the ridiculous argument that because labor is not a commodity in commerce per some portions of title 15, people can't be taxed in regard to work they do-- while completely oblivious to the fact that the "excise" question is always WHAT work is being done, not that it is being done by human beings.

Word to the author: labor gainfully employed in the performance of the functions of a federal public office is a taxable activity. A whole lot of other things that human beings do are, too.

This ill-educated argument also misses the big point that the real issue in the misadministration of the tax are the allegations on information returns that someone has done what makes liability arise, without regard to what that is. The author needs to read this. Actually, he needs to read this, over and over until he gets it.

The worst of it is that all in all, this nonsense is just the kind of thing denounced in this image:

I'm very sorry to see this new injection into the community of distracting and misleading nonsense. Frankly, the distribution of this stuff has all the hallmarks of troll-work.

If the author really did have the honest epiphany his piece suggests he did, he would simply have written,

"Hey! Everybody! I've realized that Hendrickson has been right all along about the excise tax stuff, and the 16th Amendment.

Maybe that explains those ~275,000 refunds, and why the beast is trying to get him to shut up by slapping his wife around with grossly-contrived, unprecedented legal corruption! I suggest that everyone go read his work as fast as they can!"

As good as this guy's distribution system is, issuing that kind of advice instead of his distracting nonsense might have the battle over by next week.

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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:

February 1- In 1814, the Mayon Volcano in the Philippines erupts, vomiting huge volumes of ash (and "greenhouse gasses", as well) into the atmosphere, followed a year later by another massive eruption, from Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies. Between the two, these eruptions produced "The Year Without A Summer" in 1816.     In 1861, Texas becomes the seventh of the several states to secede from the Union.  In 1920, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police begin operations.  In 1942, Vidkun Quisling is appointed Premier of Norway by the Nazi occupiers.  In 1968, South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan is photographed summarily executing North Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem in an intersection in Saigon.  In 1979, convicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence is commuted by Jimmy Carter.  In 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Tehran after 15 years in exile.  In 1992, Warren Anderson, ex-CEO of Union Carbide, is declared a fugitive from justice by India's Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal for failing to appear in proceedings concerning the Bhopal chemical plant disaster in which a probable 16,000 people died from exposure to toxic gas.  In 2003, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrates during re-entry.  In 2004, Janet Jackson has a wardrobe malfunction.


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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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:

February 2- In 1653, New Amsterdam is incorporated (later renamed New York City).  In 1709, Alexander Selkirk is rescued from shipwreck on a desert island, inspiring Daniel Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe'.  In 1790, the United States Supreme Court convenes for the first time.  In 1848, the first shipload of Chinese emigrants arrives in San Francisco.  In 1876, baseball's National League is formed.  In 1880, the first electric streetlight is installed, in Wabash, Indiana.  In 1887, Punxsutawney Phil takes the stage for the first time.  In 1913, Grand Central Station opens in New York City.  In 1922, James Joyce's 'Ulysses' is published.  In 1933, Hitler dissolves the German Parliament.  In 1940, Frank Sinatra debuts with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.  In 1972, the British Embassy in Dublin is destroyed by protestors after 27 unarmed civil rights marchers are shot in Derry by British troops, resulting in 14 fatalities.  In 1989, the last Soviet armored column is driven out of Afghanistan after a ten-year bleeding of the USSR.


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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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:

February 3- In 1690, the Massachusetts colonial government issues the American continent's first paper "money".  In 1809, the Illinois Territory is formed.  In 1913, the 16th Amendment-- the most deliberately misrepresented Constitutional amendment of all, bar none-- is declared ratified.  All the amendment did was overrule the limited effect of the Pollock v. Farmer's Loan & Trust ruling by the Supreme Court in 1895, which had prevented dividends and rent connected with the exercise of federal privilege from being subject to the tax like other "income" had been for decades based on a view the court took of their relationship of those particular gains to the sources from which they are derived.  To learn the whole story of the 16th Amendment, click here.  In 1940, Pierre Laval is installed as head of government in Vichy, France, by the occupying Nazis.  In 1959, the music dies in Iowa.  In 1966, the unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft successfully lands on the Moon.  In 1969, Yasser Arafat is appointed head of the PLO by the Palestinian National Congress.  In 1971, Frank Serpico is shot, but survives to testify about the drug-war-fueled corruption of fellow New York City police officers.


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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Did Donald Trump Change His Mind On Domestic Spying?

by Andrew Napolitano

Late last week, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, repeated his public observations that members of the intelligence community — particularly the CIA, the NSA and the intelligence division of the FBI — are not trustworthy with the nation’s intelligence secrets. Because he has a security clearance at the “top secret” level and knows how others who have access to secrets have used and abused them, his allegations are extraordinary.

He pointed to the high-ranking members of the Obama administration who engaged in unmasking the names of some people whose communications had been captured by the country’s domestic spies and the revelation of those names for political purposes. The most notable victim of this lawlessness is retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, a transcript of whose surveilled conversation with then-Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak found its way into print in The Washington Post.

During the George W. Bush and Barack Obama years, captured communications — digital recordings of telephone conversations and copies of emails and text messages — did not bear the names of those who sent or received them. Those names were stored in a secret file. The revelation of those names is called unmasking.


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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!"

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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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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


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Law Professor James Duane Says: "Don't Talk To The Police.  Period."


Honest Cops Agree




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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:

February 4- In 1789, George Washington is unanimously elected first President of the United States by the Electoral College.  In 1792, Washington is unanimously re-elected.  In 1801, John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.  In 1861, delegates from six of the seceding states form the Confederate States of America.  In 1899, the Philippine-American War begins (a resistance of the Philippine population against American annexation of the country in which over a million Philippine citizens will be killed).


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Last Word

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution


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About The Author

Pete Hendrickson is possibly the most effective lawyer in history, even while never having set foot in a law school, nor ever being a card-carrying member of "the bar". He is the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare ‘contributions’ withheld from his earnings (along with all other property taken for federal taxes); further, since 2003 students of his legal analyses and arguments in ‘Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America’’ (CtC), and its sequel, 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?' have been routinely retaining and recovering billions of dollars which otherwise-- wrongly, but as a matter of course-- would have gone to federal or state government treasuries. This despite concerted efforts by government to suppress his work, and in some cases vigorously oppose the claims by his students.

Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across the country.

Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design, manufacture and installation firm.

Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the twelve years before his present full-time focus on the restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+ apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers. He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and distribution systems in four states, and designed and administered the company's website.

On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative force behind a small board- and card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several years.

Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next book.

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