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Current Events and Continuing Education for June 25 through July 8, 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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Its time we stopped fooling ourselves about the nature of the political process...

Broken America Will NOT Fix Itself


Everyone's favorite agency wobbles ever more wildly into fantasy-land:

IRS Desperation Increases As CtC Filers Press On


Another real American's uplifting video takes the stage

Justin Gilmore Testifies


On covering cab fare for the guy who's going to rob your bank:

Do You Know Who Pays For "Patriot Theater" At The Stadium?



The Law, In Seven Pages


From the "Keepin' It All Real" department:

The Serious Threat Of Species Suicide


Have you heard a discouraging word?

The Truth About Trolleries


Other Voices

'Congress May Declare The Forever War'


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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.

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The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

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Get The Short, Easy Intro To The Liberating Truth About The Tax


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Featured In This Update:

So, Here We Are At Declaration Day, America...


Real Victories To Celebrate On Declaration Day!


Donald Trump Hands The CtC Community A Unique And Urgent Opportunity


Is THIS Why LBJ Declined To Run In '68?


A Pair Of Old And Useful Windows On Current Events In The Middle East


The Truth About The Tax In Three Short Sentences


"Tax Honesty" BS Is What Had Doreen In Prison


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


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:

July 2- In 1776, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution of independence from Great Britain.  In 1937, Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan make their last radio transmission from somewhere over the Pacific.  In 1962, the first Wal-Mart opens.  In 1964, Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  In 1976, North and South Vietnam merge to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.  In 2002, Steve Fossett flies solo and nonstop around the world in a balloon.


Anniversaries of interest for each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter below.


Fear nothing but God


"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


Broken America Will NOT Fix Itself

It's time for everyone to stop pretending that the political process will solve our problems, and to instead stop fueling the runaway train.

IT'S BEEN WELL SAID THAT GOVERNMENT is a disease that masquerades as its own cure. But it is equally and in the very same way true that the political process is much more powerful a generator of the pathologies with which it is infected than it is a remedy to them. In fact, the political process is really just a suck-in by which the pathology that is the state protects itself from the People.

A powerful case-in-point has just been offered for our edification by the good folks at Judicial Watch (h/t to Scott Rovelli for bringing this to my attention). JW has had a running FOIA request in play (eventually backed by a lawsuit), which demands documents related to the IRS targeting of "Tea Party"-inspired and other conservative groups (the infamous "Lois Lerner" affair). Below is an excerpt of a June 21, 2018 press release concerning new revelations:

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.


In the full notes of an April 30 meeting, McCain’s high-ranking staffer Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating. Kerner tells Lerner, Steve Miller, then chief of staff to IRS commissioner, Nikole Flax, and other IRS officials, “Maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous.”

You can see the whole press release here, but what matters here is the material about John McCain's former staff director Henry Kerner, recited above. Kerner, clearly a slime-drenched swamp-creature of the most harmful sort, has never been punished for his crimes.

Instead, he has been appointed by Donald Trump-- the supposedly-contrary alternative to the president who oversaw Lois Lerner and all her activities, including those in which she co-conspired with Kerner-- to an office responsible for punishing people who commit the very offenses Kerner himself committed with his co-conspirators. Kerner's new office is also the one to which people who blow the whistle on people like Kerner and his co-conspirators must turn for protection from people like Kerner and his co-conspirators.

HERE'S ANOTHER GOOD EXAMPLE FROM THE CURRENT NEWS: Gina Haspel. Haspel is a known-- admitted, even-- torturer, which is to say, a felon who has simply not been convicted due to the culpability of others who have also remained in power, unbudged by the operation of the political process. Haspel, rather than at least being broomed from the state apparatus, has instead been made the head of a powerful, very-well-funded agency, the CIA.

That agency itself is testament to the fact that the political process is NOT a cleansing process by which the crimes of the state are remedies or even mitigated. By the early 1960s, after only 15 years in existence, already two presidents-- including Harry Truman, its creator-- had condemned the CIA as a disaster needing to be dismantled and erased.

Truman called for the abolition of all "operational" elements of the agency. JFK said the entire agency needed to be splintered into a thousand pieces and scattered to the winds. And yet, 55 years and untold crimes later, the CIA persists.

HASPEL AND KERNER are just two examples of what are doubtless countless hundreds of thousands of corrupt apparatchiks ensconced within the millions of government officers and employees who ceaselessly rot the barrel from within. Like their army of diseased brethren, Haspel and Kerner are not only immune to disinfection by the political process, but are rewarded by operation of that process throughout long careers of sucking at the public teat.

The same persistence of corruptions unhindered by the political process can be seen in matters of policy as well as matters of personnel. Today's foreign policy of aggressive war at the cost of American blood and treasure for the benefit of clients and cronies is indistinguishable from yesterday's-- indeed, one could read Smedley Butler's 1935 pamphlet, 'War Is A Racket' and, if stripped of contemporary referents, imagine it to have been written last year.

The NSA continues today to commit the Fourth Amendment violations it has been committing for decades; favored businesses continue to get bailouts and other benefits at the expense of the rest of us as has gone on without interruption for decades; the state continues to distort the health-care market into gross price inflation in service to corrupt interests; the political class continues to grow ever-larger and ever-more insular and cossetted.

No solution to these public threats and public burdens has ever been accomplished by the action of voters. None.

THE INCONVENIENT BUT ROCK-SOLID REALITY is that the political process is a charade. It serves no real purpose except to give the beguiled a mistaken sense that doing something about the real problems afflicting America is relatively easy.

All that is needed (goes the eyewash) is to wait for the right guy or gal to run for office. Then do a bit of campaigning on their behalf, perhaps, cheer at some rallies and put out some lawn signs and maybe a bumper-sticker on the car...

Come November, give your chosen savior a vote and then go home to spend an excited evening watching the election coverage. It's thrilling as all get out, the culmination of months, if not years of punditry, personality-cult development, and huge expenditures of money dedicated to winding up your sense that so-and-so is the answer to everything.

Afterwards, there will be months of exactly the same things, just cast now as post-mortems, re-centerings, back-peddling, "looking forward", and putting fresh coats of lipstick in place wherever the ritual of "transfer of power" requires it. All of this will turn out to be an easing into the next "white knight" campaigns coming down the road, as the paint begins flaking off the one just installed.

Meantime, nothing meaningful changes.

Your rights keep eroding, and your money keeps getting spent on providing comfortable lives and long-term financial security for other people who shed not a drop of sweat helping you earn it. To the degree that these parasites do anything at all, they likely spend their days interfering with how you would prefer to spend yours.

If not spending their days directly interfering with your liberty, the permanent state apparatus and those of whom it is composed instead wreak havoc across the whole rest of the planet, bringing destabilization, death and destruction wherever requested by their clients and cronies. The reward to you for financing all of this is the well-earned hatred and contempt of everyone on the planet except those clients and cronies (who likely share in the contempt, but otherwise really like the American rubes who serve them so well).

SO, HERE'S THE BOTTOM LINE: Nothing will stop the disease that is the unrestrained state except the decisions of individual Americans to cease being its gas pump.

Only individual men and women, one by one, saying, "Shame on me; and never again" will do the job.

Of course, there IS a way to do that, and there is only ONE way to do that-- peacefully and non-violently, and in harmony with both the Founders' intentions and the existing body of Constitutional and federal law. CtC, and only CtC, teaches that solution.

Tens of thousands of Americans have learned and now routinely apply that solution. Tens of millions must join them, and America will then quietly and smoothly resume its former stature as the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

To get to those millions, each of you already alive to the liberating truth must transform yourselves from just being warriors into also being factors in a movement.

I don't know how else to put this. I have no idea how many of you are out there preaching the CtC gospel, but I dearly hope that all of you will begin seeking out every group that righteously complains about the behavior of the state, and even most of those who do so unrighteously.

Explain to these disaffected folks that if the state is the author of whatever is their woe, their lawful and, more important, effective means of redress is at hand in the pages of CtC.

The land-use activists, a la Cliven Bundy, need to learn CtC. The non-interventionist foreign policy activists need to learn CtC. The anti-aggressive-war activists need to learn CtC.

People wanting a free market in health-care need to learn CtC. People wanting an end to pathological welfare-state incentives need to learn CtC. People wanting an end to any particular offense of the nanny-state by which they are harmed need to learn CtC

None of these activists, in their tens of millions-- every one of whom has a bleeding wound for which they really, really want a bandage-- know about CtC.

All of these activists, in their tens of millions, struggle in frustrated reliance on the unavailing political process, because they don't know that a real solution exists.

YOU can change this. By doing so, YOU can fix America.

"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

NOTE: Related articles can be found here, here, here and here.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

July 3- In 1775, George Washington takes command of the Continental Army.  In 1778, British Loyalists massacre 360 American patriots in Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania.  In 1884, the Dow Jones publishes its first stock average.  In 1890, Idaho is admitted to the union as the 43rd of the several states.  In 1952, the United States Congress approves what passes for Puerto Rico's Constitution.  In 1988, the USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 aboard.  In 2013, the first legitimately-elected president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi-- the democratic choice of Egyptians after their ouster of US-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak-- is overthrown in a coup by Mubarak's still-entrenched military and judicial apparatus. The US promptly announced its approval, bizarrely describing the event as a "restoration of democracy".


IRS Desperation Gets Truly Bizarre As CtC Warriors Continue To March Forward

A "Notice of Deficiency" for... $0. The most imaginative writer in Hollywood couldn't dream this stuff up.

OVER THE YEARS I HAVE HAD THE GREAT PLEASURE of sharing many uplifting and often entertaining examples of stubborn tax agency attempts to evade the manifest, inescapable truth about the income tax uniquely revealed in CtC. Indeed, the Every Which Way But Loose collection consists entirely of just such examples.

The object of all such efforts is to fool the CtC-educated community into standing down. There is no other "solution" to the tax agency's "problem" of more and more Americans actually knowing what the tax is and how it works.

ALTHOUGH THE EVASIONS take a number of different forms, they have often involved some kind of charade or hoax by which the agency tries to capture something from educated filer, even though unable to pretend that he or she owes any tax. Such charades and hoaxes have the dual "virtues" of suggesting that the tax agency is actually disputing the educated filing involved, while also offering the possibility of putting something in Uncle Sam's pocket if the filer should quail.

Regardless of their form, each evasion is and always has been of the same empty and near-fraudulent character. But throughout the fifteen year history of CtC''s hammering on the "ignorance tax" edifice of corruption these evasion attempts have gotten more and more contorted and desperate, and thus more and more vivid an illumination of the truth being fled.

TODAY I'M VERY PLEASED TO SHARE what might be the most ludicrous evasion effort yet: A "Notice of Deficiency" concerning an educated filing which agrees with the filers (who will remain anonymous for the moment) that no "income" was had, and no tax is, or ever was, due. Yes, that's right, the alleged "deficiency" is $0:

This bizarre evasion attempt builds its berth in crazy-land by proposing that the positive amount claimed for refund is a "deficiency". It gets there by the unique and legally unsupported treatment of the refund claim as a "negative tax due" amount, with this offered as the explanation: "NOTE: A decrease to refundable credit results in a tax increase."

Okaaay...And how do we get to the "decrease in refundable credit"? Simple! By the equally lunatic contrivance of arbitrarily "correcting" the withheld amount to $0.00:

This fraudulent "Hail, Mary" pretense is floated despite the fact that the full amount claimed for refund is shown as having been withheld in the agency's own internal records, as well as by the sworn declarations of both the payers and the filers. This, for instance is from the IRS Account transcript:

This is from the IRS Record transcript, as of the same date (6-24-2018):

IRS W-2 records precisely match the withholding amounts reported by the filers. See, for instance, this IRS transcript (also dated 6-24-18) of what was reported by the principle earner's payer:

Match the IRS reported withholding amounts to the first Form 4852 in the return file here. Transcripts of withheld amounts for the other member of this filing couple correspond to the other three 4852 declarations just as exactly. Plainly the IRS knows perfectly well that the withholding reported by the filers is exactly what WAS withheld, and that the amounts are attested-to by the payers involved, as well.

ALL IN ALL, this latest jink by the federal tax agency down the crooked path is a wonder to behold. It's just not the good kind...

It IS, however, a very emphatic underscore of the inescapable truth about the tax which this corrupt effort is meant to evade. Each one of you should make good use of this example to awaken others, especially journalists and people in the legal profession!!!

But at the same time,

Watch out for that robot! I think it's going to explode!!

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JFK conspiracy? No problem... Income Tax conspiracy? C'mon, man, don't be silly! How could that ever happen?!

Cognitive dissonance in action.


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

July 4- In 1776, the Declaration of Independence is formally adopted by the Second Continental Congress.  In 1826, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both pass from among us.  In 1845, Henry David Thoreau begins his two-year sojourn at Walden Pond.  In 1862, Lewis Carroll spins a yarn for Alice Liddell.  In 1934, the engineering for an atomic bomb is patented by Leo Szilard.  In 1946, 48 years after the United States claimed ownership of the Philippines and crushed resistance to its occupation at the cost of a million dead Filipinos, the country is granted independence.


Justin Gilmore Testifies

Uplift and inspiration from a CtC-activated real American hero who is standing with the Founders and taking action to restore the republic.

Enjoy more uplifting videos like Justin's here. To learn how to make YOUR testimony part of the engine moving CtC-liberation forward, see this.


An Uplifting New Article About Doreen's Ordeal Has Hit The Net

This is worth sharing around, friends...


Do You Know Who Pays For All That "Patriot Theater" At The Stadium?

Every victim of the "ignorance tax", 'cause it's all just statist consent-engineering propaganda.

I READ AN INTERESTING ARTICLE the other day about the fracturing of American professional sports over the last 17 years. The key point that caught my attention was that the Pentagon has been heavily propagandizing Americans with faux displays of patriotism over most of that time span, plainly in order to produce an atmosphere accommodating of endless war-mongering. (It is suggested by responsible parties that the effort is meant merely to aid recruiting efforts. But even if this is true, it is just saying the same thing with different words.)

Here is the article: 'How Did Our Sports Get So Divisive?' by Howard Bryant. Read it.

When you're done, think about the fact that prior to becoming CtC-educated and -activated, YOU were paying for this engineering of YOUR consent of the "Endless War" on which trillions more of your dollars have been pissed away. The sole gain from the investment has been the ruination of America's reputation in the rest of the world, the creation of a lot of widows and orphans and the enrichment of the Congressional/Military/Industrial complex.

Now learn more about the "engineering of consent" at, 'Meet Edward Bernays- Master Programmer Of The American Matrix'.

FINALLY, SHARE THIS ARTICLE AROUND. A lot of people not yet awake to the importance of the truth about the tax might find this to be their alarm bell.

NOTE: For more on what is paid for by the "ignorance tax", see this.

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The Law, In Seven Pages





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.

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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.

NOTE II: PLEASE help ensure that others in the CtC community know about this change in newsletter delivery!!

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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:

July 5- In 1687, Isaac Newton publishes his 'Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica', laying out the foundation of his revolution in human understanding of the natural world.  In 1865, the Salvation Army is founded in East London.  In 1937, the highest temperature ever recorded in Canada-- 113 O F-- is reached.  In 1946, the bikini is introduced in France.  In 1954, Rock 'n' Roll is born, with Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session.  In 1996, Dolly the sheep is produced by cloning.  In 1999, President Clinton imposes trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban government of Afghanistan.


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


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:

July 6- In 1415, early Protestant reformer John Huss is burned at the stake by the Roman Catholic Church.  In 1535, Sir Thomas More is executed by English King Henry VIII for refusing to countenance Henry's decision to formally transform the Church of England into a Protestant church.  In 1785, the dollar of silver-- 27 grams-- is chosen as the official American currency.  In 1854, the first Republican Party convention is held.  In 1887, the King of Hawaii is forced at gunpoint to sign a new Constitution written by Americans living in the islands which transferred power to the foreigners and set the stage for Hawaii's annexation by the United States.


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

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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?


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Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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


Illuminating Anniversaries:

July 7- In 1863, The Union institutes a draft during the War Between The States-- exemptions are available for $100.  In 1898, Hawaii is annexed by the United States.  In 2005 four explosions occur in the British mass-transit system, duplicating in remarkably precise detail the storyline of a "training exercise" against possible "terrorism" being conducted in exactly the same locations at exactly the same times.  The event briefly raises Prime Minister Tony Blair's abysmal approval rating to it's highest point in two years, before it drops again back into the low 30s.


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./p>

"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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Congress May Declare The Forever War

A proposed law with bipartisan support would dramatically weaken the ability of legislators to extricate the United States from perpetual armed conflict.

by Conor Friedersdorf

A rising generation of Americans has never known peace.

Very soon, in Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria or Somalia or Libya or perhaps elsewhere, an 18-year-old man or woman will be deployed by the United States military to risk his or her life in a War on Terror that began before they were even born.

Already, every single spring, roughly 3.5 million high-school graduates reach adulthood with no memory of a time when their country wasn’t waging multiple wars.

This undemocratic Forever War is a civic disaster.

The United States is at war in so many places, against so many groups, that the majority of citizens would struggle to name half of them—and no reader can name all of them, unless an official with access to highly classified information is among us, because the identities of some of the groups the United States is fighting are state secrets.

Last year, when four American fighters died in Niger, multiple United States senators declared their surprise that the military they oversee had troops deployed in that country.

The American public elected successive presidents, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, who expressed skepticism of foreign wars that they did not then end. Members of the U.S. Congress have been unwilling to endorse several of the wars that successive presidents waged anyway, despite their unpopularity and illegality. Last Friday, one American was killed and four wounded in fighting in Somalia, though it is unlikely that a proposal to put boots on the ground there would pass.


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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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Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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“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.”

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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:

July 8- In 1775, the Continental Congress sends its final appeal to King George to redress the colonists' grievances.  The King pays attention as respectfully as today's federal government does to the Constitution.  In 1776, the Declaration of Independence is read aloud to the people of Philadelphia, and the Liberty Bell is rung.  In 2011, the United States Space Shuttle program runs its final mission, and private operators take over providing transportation services of this kind.  In 2014, Israel launches another pogrom against displaced and dispossessed Palestinians trapped in the Gaza ghetto.


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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.