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The Lost Horizons News

Mid-Edition Update for December18, 2017


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Featured In This Update:

The Most Annoying Thing I Have Had To Deal With Over The Years


A Lovely New Jewel, Fresh From The Endless-Evidence Mine


Michael Shumer Shares Some Love And Some Spirit


A Special 'Other Voices' Commentary


An Educated Filer's Checklist


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


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


Regarding Daft And Despicable Deniers


Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign


WANTED! Your Articles!!


BTW, Don't Miss These Items Of Interest:

Regarding State Group Membership


The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart


Why Are You Not Doing This?


Project Paradigm-Shift


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!


A "Pragmatic" Perspective On The Tax And The Rule Of Law


Illuminating Anniversaries For This Week


Your Comments


And Hey! Don't miss the great stuff in the main page of this edition!


"The preservation of a free government requires, not merely that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained, but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the great barrier which defends the rights of the people. The rulers who are guilty of such encroachment exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are TYRANTS. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them and are slaves….."

-James Madison

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


The Most Annoying Things I Have Had To Deal With Over The Years

...in case anyone is interested...

OVER THE YEARS I HAVE HAD to deal with many annoying and obnoxious things. Those arising from bad behavior by officials and professional fellow-travelers struggling to protect their "ignorance tax" gravy-train have been truly obnoxious, but at least are unsurprising (or became so as soon as I got over the initial, perhaps naive surprise at these beneficiaries of the fraud not packing their tents and going home once CtC had laid their ugly scheme bare).

But the things that have been most obnoxious-- due to being both very surprising and very harmful to the cause of freeing Americans from the deliberate misapplication of the income tax-- have been the potholes on the road to liberation thrown into the paths of others-- often from sources within the so-called "tax honesty community".

THESE POTHOLES CONSIST OF assertions about matters of law, history, judicial rulings and other similar matters which are at best half-baked-- that is, incompetently theorized, researched and formulated-- products of sloppy and often ego-driven legal "theorists". Usually they are worse-- just as wrong as the half-baked variety, but the product of malice, not incompetence.

As disturbing as it is to observe, based on all that I have seen of this stuff and its typical life-cycle, much of the nonsense-plague is deliberately injected into circulation by gravy-train beneficiaries. The object is plainly to keep fragmented and distracted what otherwise by now would be a monolithic, overwhelming army of CtC-educated Americans systematically scrubbing away all the malignancy of the "ignorance tax" scheme and restoring the republic.

Big thanks to warrior-artist Barry Sullivan for this great graphic!

SO, THAT'S THE "OBNOXIOUS". The "annoying" part of all this is that the need to debunk this sort of harmful nonsense never ends. Being circulated in service to an agenda, this stuff has a zombie-like character-- however many shots it takes, it just keeps dragging itself back to its feet for another putrid stagger around the internet.

Over those years I have accumulated what by now probably, if printed out, would amount to 1,000 pages or more of debunks to many of these cognitive potholes. Most of this accumulation is collected here; some of the critical debunks will be found in various places in my books. But it's never enough.

Today I find myself compelled to address, for probably the tenth time, the persistent, pernicious bit of "legal" nonsense arguing that "unless you can find regulations in the federal register 'implementing' a statute's provisions, the statute has no force or effect." This bit of poo is grown out of (or given nourishment by) a very common problem of reading "only" into language where it does not actually appear.

The usual language misleadingly cited on behalf of this canard is this cobbled-together "excerpt" from the US Supreme Court in Calif. Bankers Assoc. v. Shultz, 416 U.S. 25 (1974) (or a version thereof):

“The Act's civil and criminal penalties attach only upon the violation of a regulation promulgated by the Secretary; if the Secretary were to do nothing, the Act itself would impose no penalties on anyone … only those who violate the regulations may incur civil or criminal penalties, it is the actual regulation issued by the Secretary of the Treasury and not the broad authorizing language of the statute, which is to be tested against the standards of the 4th Amendment.”

What is left out of this presentation is that the "Act" being spoken of here (the bizarrely-titled Bank Secrecy Act of 1970) expressly provides for the promulgation of regulations by the Secretary of the Treasury. As the Supremes describe it (in this accurate excerpt):

Section 241 of the Act, 31 U.S.C. 1121, authorizes the Secretary to prescribe regulations requiring residents and citizens of the United States, as well as nonresidents in the United States and doing business therein, to maintain records and file reports with respect to their transactions [416 U.S. 21, 37] and relationships with foreign financial agencies. Pursuant to this authority, the regulations require each person subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to make a report on yearly tax returns of any "financial interest in, or signature or other authority over, a bank, securities or other financial account in a foreign country." 31 CFR 103.24. Violations of the reporting requirement of 241 as implemented by the regulations are also subject to civil and criminal penalties under 207, 209, and 210 of the Act, 31 U.S.C. 1056, 1058, and 1059.

It is ONLY because the act called for the promulgation of these regulations that they became necessary elements relied upon to give teeth to violations of the act's provisions. Acts of Congress which have no regulatory requirement articulated within them still have force and effect according to the terms which ARE articulated within them.

Nothing in Calif. Bankers Assoc. v. Shultz or anywhere else says that Congressional prescriptions or proscriptions can be blithely ignored by anyone otherwise within their ambit unless some executive agency has been given regulatory instructions as to how they are to be enforced.

BTW, RELATED TO THIS MISTAKEN NOTION about regulations being required for statutory enforcement is another canard particular to the "tax honesty" community, based on language in 44 U.S.C. § 1505(a)(3) which requires the publication in the Federal Register of any "document" which "prescribes a penalty". From this it is presumed that things like the "frivolous return penalty", for instance, has no teeth because implementing regulations are not found in the Register.

But the "documents" relevant to the requirement in 1505(a)(3) are only those defined at 44 U.S.C. § 1501- Definitions as:

“document” means a Presidential proclamation or Executive order and an order, regulation, rule, certificate, code of fair competition, license, notice, or similar instrument, issued, prescribed, or promulgated by a Federal agency; (emphasis added)

"Frivolous return" penalties (like pretty much all others in the IRC and in many other titles in the USC) are NOT "issued, prescribed, or promulgated by a Federal agency." Rather, they are issued, prescribed, or promulgated by Congress, and only need to be reported in the Federal Register if Congress decides that they should.

FINALLY, LET ME REITERATE the most important point of this article: False arguments are keeping the needed numbers of Americans from becoming truly educated about the tax and lending their weight to sweeping away the government lies which are the only thing keeping the "ignorance tax" scam alive.

The "regulations required" nonsense discussed above is just a modest example. The error it embodies really only involves what might be described as a technical mistake.

The substantial speedbumps and potholes take the form of theories about the nature of the tax. Examples are the notion that it falls on only those meeting a special definition of "U.S. citizens", or only on foreigners, or only on "corporate profits", or that the whole thing is a fiction and there are no actual tax laws, or that using federal reserve notes is a taxable privilege, or being a citizen is a taxable privilege, and so on, and on, ad nauseum.

These false notions and others like them have huge numbers of people in their thrall-- usually people who have never studied CtC, and who are discouraged from doing so by the proponents of the nonsense by which they are distracted. These false "gurus" assure their marks that THEY have studied CtC, and found it full of flaws.

The self-serving smears of the these "tax honesty gurus" are bolstered by the army of government trolls and moles on the internet, diligently spouting falsehoods about what CtC says (such as those discussed here and here) and doing everything possible to distract away from the unique record of events associated with CtC and its revelations (such as those discussed here and here).

Driving these false and destructively-distracting and misleading voices off everyone's radar-screens is a hugely-important step toward every American finally realizing liberation from the pervasive and pernicious effects of the misapplied income tax. I ask you all to do your part on this score.

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A Lovely New Jewel, Fresh From The Endless-Evidence Mine

I know, I know, this CtC stuff is just frivolous nonsense... and yet (so to speak), it moves... again and again, and in every possible way...

I HAPPENED ACROSS A NICE, SHINY little chunk of legal authority to toss onto the ever-growing mountain of support for CtC's revelations about the nature of the income tax. This is found on page 86 of the 'Law Lexicon or Dictionary of Jurisprudence' by J.J.S. Wharton, Esq., published in 1848 by Spettigue & Farrance (London); Hodges & Smith, and Grant & Bolton (Dublin); Thomas Clark (Edinburgh); and McKinley & Lescure, Harrisburg, PA:

CAPITATION: a tax or imposition raised on each person in consideration of his labour, industry, office, rank, etc. It is a very ancient kind of tribute, and answers to what the Latins called tributum, by which taxes on persons are distinguished from taxes on merchandize, called vectigalia.

You remember "capitation"... It's that kind of tax that the Supreme Court has clearly told us over and over remains subject to the "apportionment" requirement, even after the Sixteenth Amendment.

This means the non-apportioned "income tax" cannot be, and is not "a tax or imposition raised on each person in consideration of his labour, industry, etc.." In turn, this fact harmonizes perfectly with the same Supreme Court's repeated declarations to anyone who will listen that the "income tax" is an excise-- that is, a tax on nothing but the exercise of taxable privileges.

See the legal "math" here, here or here (each offers a different demeanor of presentation, one of which will suit every taste). See the in-depth backstory here.

Most importantly, see here what lies in store for all of us once enough Americans have seen those first docs.

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Michael Shumer Shares Some Love And Some Spirit

An inspiring new video by a resolute, CtC-educated, real American grown-up.

See more inspiring video testimonials and commentaries here.

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An Outstanding And Insightful Commentary

It is not my normal practice to do "Other Voices" posts in the Mid-Edition Updates, but this one is worthy.

Phony Virtue Is Ruining Western Society

From Hollywood to our foreign policy, Rousseau's joke is on us.

by William S. Smith

What counts as virtue among Western elites? As Aristotle teaches, if you can identify what a society considers to be virtuous or good, you can understand the moral outlook of that society’s institutions, from its schools to its foreign policy. One needs only to study any gathering of American elite culture to see that virtue, traditionally centered in personal character, has become redefined as public sympathy for humanitarian causes. When watching any cultural awards program, for example, one is treated to a parade of “beautiful” souls voicing support for myriad progressive causes. This moral preening has become so commonplace that a term has developed to characterize it: “virtue signaling.”

The West’s moral outlook is now animated by the widespread belief that virtue is measured by one’s professed sympathy for causes such as combatting homelessness, extending civil rights for various protected groups, and decrying poverty in far-off places. The more publicly ostentatious one is in attaching oneself to these causes, the more virtue one is assigned by our elite culture.

Yet the continuing sex scandals of our elites are (pardon the phrase) laying bare the inadequacy of this definition of virtue. In Hollywood and other elite institutions, puffed-up paragons of “virtue” reign, but backstage are characters such as Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer, people wholly lacking self-control, decency, moderation, temperance, and civility. In short, many of “the beautiful souls” who have been telling us how to live are reprobates–or protecting them, either tacitly or directly. While there are many perfectly praiseworthy philanthropies and social causes, the glib dismissal of personal probity and the substitution of a moralistic public commitment to “society” and “the world” has corroded our understanding of morality.

We might simply chalk this up to the everlasting tendency of human beings toward hypocrisy. Yet something more insidious is at work: Over the past 300 years, Western culture has overthrown its traditional understanding of virtue and replaced it with an ersatz morality. This revolution has allowed personally vile people to claim the loftiest moral standing while, in their daily lives, freely treating those around them with gross disrespect and abuse. The Clinton Foundation is the cleverest and most cynical exploitation of this perversion of virtue: associate yourself with a smorgasbord of progressive causes while grabbing as much money as you can. Solving the world’s problems is less important than the moral approval associated with one’s public commitment to solving them. In short, morally substandard and self-aggrandizing human beings are the very people who are now regularly engaged in moral preening.


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Now having finished Smith's excellent observations, tell me: Aren't you HUGELY GLAD that you are no longer sending your hard-earned resources to immoral sociopaths of the sort Smith describes and explains, like you used to do? Aren't you HUGELY GLAD that the Founders had the insight to provide you with their solution to a government filled with immoral sociopaths?

Or, if you're NOT yet CtC-educated and activated, don't you now think it's time you were?

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An Educated Filer's Checklist

We're getting very close to 2018's "Allegation Alley", and it's time to start warming up...

SO, YOU'VE DONE YOUR CAREFUL STUDY OF THE BOOK, and pored over the FAQs, legal notes and special-topic postings. "Information return(s)" erroneously characterizing payments made to you as being tax-relevant have arrived, or you've got money that was improperly paid-in or withheld to reclaim (or both). You're getting ready to file that first educated tax return.

Despite the best preparation, even someone with a solid grasp of the whole picture can still find his debut educated filing to be an anxious and drawn-out chore, if only for the heightened focus on getting everything right. And perversely, anxiety can lead to mistakes.

With this in mind, I offer the handy checklist below to this coming year's "newbies". It is my hope that it will reduce the anxiety and help make that first educated return more like the simple fifteen-minute affair that it is to veterans.


1. Did I scrupulously verify and transcribe whatever is correct on each W-2 received to a corresponding spot on a Form 4852, and did I report what I believe to be correct in every place on the Form 4852 that corresponds to any incorrect entry on the W-2?

2. [For federal filings] Did I add up all amounts withheld and sent to the feds as taxes on income, whether under the names of "federal income tax", Social security tax or Medicare tax, and include them on the line of the 1040 for reporting the amount of federal income tax withheld?

3. [For state filings] Did I report the amount withheld as tax and sent to my state on the line of my state return for reporting the amount of income tax withheld?

4. Did I answer the questions on the Form(s) 4852 succinctly, factually and without arguments?

5. Did I carefully NOT attach the W-2(s) being rebutted to my filing, but carefully attach the Form(s) 4852 as substitutes for those at least partially-erroneous W-2(s)?


1. Did I scrupulously verify and transcribe whatever is correct on each 1099-R received to a corresponding spot on a Form 4852, and did I report what I believe to be correct in every place on the Form 4852 that corresponds to any incorrect entry on the 1099-R?

2. [For federal filings] Did I add up all amounts withheld and sent to the feds as taxes on income, whether under the names of "federal income tax", Social security tax or Medicare tax, and include them on the line of the 1040 for reporting the amount of federal income tax withheld?

3. [For state filings] Did I report the amount withheld as tax and sent to my state on the line of my state return for reporting the amount of income tax withheld?

4. Did I answer the questions on the Form(s) 4852 succinctly, factually and without arguments?

5. Did I carefully NOT attach the 1099-R(s) being rebutted to my filing, but carefully attach the Form(s) 4852 as substitutes for those at least partially-erroneous 1099-R(s)?


1. Did I create a rebuttal instrument for each erroneous 1099 received by, for example, photocopying the received original, striking or whiting out all erroneous assertions and replacing them with correct information, with a plain and succinct signed declaration on the same page that the instrument is a rebuttal of an erroneous allegation known to have been made by the entity listed as "Payer", and that all information thereon is, to the best of your knowledge and belief and under penalties of perjury, true, correct and complete?


1. Did I create a rebuttal instrument for each erroneous K-1 received by, for example, photocopying the received original, striking or whiting out all erroneous assertions and replacing them with correct information, with a plain and succinct signed declaration on the same page that the instrument is a rebuttal of an erroneous allegation known to have been made by the entity listed as "Payer", and that all information thereon is, to the best of your knowledge and belief and under penalties of perjury, true, correct and complete?


1. Did I ensure that any erroneous prior business filings for the relevant year concerning things being addressed on, or relevant to, my personal return (such as W-2s, or business returns treating my business as a federal corporation, for instance) have been corrected?

2. Did I ensure that any erroneous filings about others made by my business have been corrected (such as W-2s or 1099s, for instance)?


1. Did I refrain from quirky zip-code "bracketing" [] or other irrelevant and sometimes balk- or harassment-inviting indications that I'm really just a "tax honesty" wanderer trying things out without firm knowledge, confidence and intent?

2. Did I include the SSN assigned to my "account" with the tax agency so as to make it easy to process my return?

3. Did I sign the jurat without compromising it in any way (that is, without any strike-outs or additions that compromise its sincerity); and without any notations or other balk- or harassment-inviting indications that I'm really just a "tax honesty" wanderer trying things out without firm knowledge and confidence (such as expressions of a fear that one's rights are somehow compromised by signing a tax return, and need to be explicitly reserved against that danger)?

4. Did I carefully ensure that every conclusion reflected in the filing is squarely grounded in what is presented in CtC, and not tainted in any way with notions not found in CtC (such as any of those discussed here, for example)?


1. Did I attach instruments rebutting any and all erroneous "information return" allegations known to have been made concerning payments made to me, and supporting the entries on my 1040?

2. Did I only attach things to my return that I believe to be true, complete and correct, and nothing which contradicts anything else attached?

3. Did I refrain from making any kind of legal (or other) argument anywhere within or as part of the filing, and confine myself to filling in relevant blanks with fact entries?

4. Did I make and save paper copies or high-quality scans of every page of the signed and dated filing?

5. Did I have my filing comprehensively witnessed?

6. Did I generously do my best to ensure that my family members, friends and acquaintances know why and how to file CtC-educated returns themselves? (And on that note, did I remember that Pete is offering nice Christmas discounts on books for gifting to friends and loved ones?)

I HOPE THIS CHECKLIST helps any who need it, and I hope that all will do their best to share it around. Unfortunately, not everyone finds his or her way to this page every week, and thus, without courteous sharing by those who do, much important or helpful material can be missed even by those who need it most.

NOTE: Check back here now and then over the next few weeks for possible additions to this list...

"All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed."

-I. F. Stone


NOTE: In light of my recent transition to alternative newsletter-announcement delivery systems from email to "social media" posts (as well as RSS feed), I feel compelled to point out that for those who have it, a fear of "social media" accounts is misplaced. Typically all that is needed to open one is an email address, which you already have, and possibly your age (or at least, that you are an adult).

You don't even have to use your real name to open these accounts, usually. Consequently, no unwanted exposure will occur from having a "social media" account as long as you don't post anything personal on those outlets.

IIndeed, you don't ever have to post anything at all on a facebook, twitter or GAB account, but you will still get my posts. Further, you can repost my posts on your own page (or "re-tweet" them) and you will do much to help advance the cause while still exposing nothing personal about yourself.

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

A simple way for everyone to get a lot done, fast, that no one is doing.

SO, A MONTH AGO I posted the following on this page (and it has remained here ever since):

IF EVERY STATE GROUP (or anyone else) were to devote some time and effort to scheduling and hosting presentations of this video to CPA and legal firms, a whole lot of good could be done in a very short order.

The requirements are simple. Book an hour with the chosen firm, with the understanding that all professional staff will be assembled for the presentation. A thoughtful introduction should make this inexpensive and easy.

Explain that all you are asking for is an opportunity to show a video in which some facts about the income tax are revealed on the basis of which tens of thousands of Americans have recovered $billions from the IRS and three dozen state tax agencies over the course of more than 14 years now, by way of a quarter of a million claims made with the tax agencies, and even in the face of agency resistance of several different kinds.

SOME FIRMS MAY SHOO YOU AWAY, certainly. But some will not.

Arrive at the appointed hour in a group, dressed business casual or better and groomed for church. Have your most articulate, persuasive speaker take the lead, but all be alert and attentive, sending out a calm, confident and positive vibe.

Understand and communicate with your demeanor that you are not there to debate anything. Rather, you are there to show these folks things they don't know, and need to know.

Bring a big monitor, speakers and a laptop with which you can access the video. Rehearse and be able to make your connections and be up and running in moments with no fuss.

Play the video. Hand out printed copies of this document to everyone in attendance. Thank your audience for their time and attention, and take your leave.

When out of sight, clap each other on the back for an important job well done and head out for your next appointment (or to a nice group meal to celebrate, compare notes and plan your next activist outing).

NOW, I DON'T THINK ANYONE CAN SAY that this program is too difficult. And I can't imagine that anyone would argue that there is no chance of some serious good being done if any given individual or group in a "tax profession" saw that video and read that document.

But I haven't heard from ONE person that has undertaken to do this.

I hear from all of you all the time telling me about how hard it is to get through to the people you try to introduce to CtC's liberating, republic-restoring revelations. So I go to the trouble of writing wake-up paper after wake-up paper.

I even do a power-point of a seriously-revealing, seriously comprehensive but still short and accessible compilation and arrange to be filmed presenting it, so that YOU will have it as a tool for the kind of activism I explain in the simplest, most "Insert tab "A" into slot "B"..." fashion. And what happens?


It's a shame. You can't score the goal if you don't take the shot, my friends.

"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


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

-Mahatmas Gandhi

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A Wise Warrior On What's Really At Stake


CtC-Educated Victories For The Rule Of Law #s 265,001, 265,002, 265,003 and 265,004*-- Each More Illuminating Than The Last!

The biggest secret of the 21st Century continues to get bigger, but astonishingly continues to be a secret.

GLENN T. shares his October 26, 2017 federal victory for 2015, overcoming a cheap, very belated IRS effort to "change" his return and intimidate him into backing down and resuming his copper-top pod. Here's the uplifting story:

Glenn filed his federal 1040 for 2015 back in February of 2016, showing no "income" and nothing withheld. See it here.

On May 30 of 2017, some brownie-pointer at the IRS fired off a CP2000 proposing that Glenn agree that his earnings for 2015 really had qualified as tax-relevant "income", and proposing a tax due for the year of $1,432.00 (w/interest to date):

Here is the proposal with the specific IRS "income" allegations, made on the second page.

Glenn, good and properly CtC-educated American that his is, wasn't having any of it. He promptly fired off a simple, clear "Sorry, Charlie..." A month later, the flummoxed IRS opportunist sent a stall letter. Two months after that, the white flag got waved:

Well done, Glenn!


VINCENT & SHELLY T. have been practically living on this page lately, posting victory after victory! Today we celebrate their New Jersey victory for 2015, won after a long battle with the state DOR.

This story starts with Vincent & Shelly's April 17, 2016 CtC-educated NJ-1040, begun with a very clear statement of what is included, and why, and claiming a complete refund of the $2780.00 withheld during 2015 and put into escrow with New Jersey (plus a $50 property tax credit). See that filing here.

New Jersey, however, chose to be hard of hearing:

Vincent & Shelly stood firm, making a prompt, straightforward response, followed by another after politely waiting several months with nothing but crickets from the NJDOR. See those responses here.

New Jersey finally replied, but just with more of the same balky nonsense.

Again, Vincent & Shelly-- notably less patient this time-- responded plainly and clearly.

And... again the NJDOR balked.

Doubtless blowing steam from all four ears by now, Vincent & Shelly replied yet again, but this time taking a different tack. This time Vincent & Shelly addressed the state's sustained balkiness with a New Jersey 1040X, containing the same information as their original return, other than acknowledging the partial refund from the original return, and accompanied this time by carefully-explained and modified representations of W-2s created by the withholding payers who had sent their property to the state. See that response here.

Finally the state got the message that it was not going to win this one, and threw in the towel, refunding Vincent & Shelly's money in full (but denying them the $50 property tax credit they had claimed, which probably had been mistakenly claimed considering that no credit can be taken against no tax owed...):

Yes, this ended up as a off-set rather than a check, but it's a full refund ending up on Vincent & Shelly's side of the balance sheet, nonetheless.


BRIAN HARRISS has won a complete victory with Georgia over his 2016 withholdings, and did so with an inspiringly hard-eyed approach to the whole situation that many will find to be very educational. This tale begins with Brian's application for a filing extension with the state, on which he explains that he needs time to address fraud on the part of the creators of a W-2 which his filing will be obliged to rebut.

In due course, Brian followed up with a letter to the company which had created the erroneous W-2 about him and sent it to Georgia, on which it alleged that Brian had been paid for the conduct of taxable activities. In his letter Brian demanded to know the basis for that characterization of those payments. (This letter was purely pro forma Brian had asked these same questions before and had gotten nothing but an increasingly frosty silence with each inquiry.)

At the same time he sent his pro forma letter, Brian submitted his return to Georgia demanding back everything that had been improperly withheld by that erroneous W-2 creator. Brian also sent a formal notice to the Georgia DOR explaining the fraud. See the notice here, and Brian's return here.

Georgia understood. On November 6, it issued its agreement with Brian's claim, right to the penny:

Well done, Brian!


GREGORY & FABIOLA K. wind up this little batch of new victory posts with a complete refund of everything withheld from them during 2016-- all of which was Social security and Medicare tax withholdings-- and an admission by the federal government, dated today (December 4, 2017), that they received $0 "income" and owed $0 tax on their considerable earnings last year. Not a bad start to the holiday season!

Gregory & Fabiola's victory might sound a bit mundane among the CtC community. That is, while a complete tax refund, FICA and all, is still jaw-droppingly extraordinary in the "ignorance tax" paradigm still suffered by most Americans, it is, on its face, a commonplace among those who have learned the truth about the tax.

But even commonplace outcomes can still offer special opportunities for helping shake awake those in that "ignorance tax" "copper-top" paradigm, and that's absolutely the case here.

For one thing, Gregory is a medical service provider, and so has 1099 "information returns" to rebut-- lots of them. With this filing, Gregory had 26 such erroneous allegations to address, as part of a return showing ZERO "income".

Further, as mentioned, the only withholding that Gregory and Fabiola had to reclaim (and got refunded) was all FICA surtax withholding (from one day of work by Fabiola)-- the stuff no one but the CtC-educated have ever had returned to them (and which was reclaimed by use of a from 4852 showing that withholding and reporting $0 associated "wages").

Further still, in this filing Gregory & Fabiola had to rebut erroneous K-1 allegations of taxable gains made about each of their three children. And finally, all of this filing concerning 2016-- with all its agency attention-catching features-- was made in a context of a large-scale ongoing IRS collections process against Gregory & Fabiola arising from things done years prior to becoming CtC-educated.

In short, this victory in invoking, upholding and enforcing the law by Gregory & Fabiola is a poster-child-grade demonstration of the truth about the tax exclusively revealed in 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America'. It is impossible to mistake for anything else.

This victory is all that should be necessary to compel even the most idiotically-stubborn skeptic to acknowledge the truth. (I am a bit harsh here because after all, Gregory & Fabiola's is somewhere around the 265,000th CtC-educated victory over the last 14 years, many of which are even more glaringly unmistakable in their revelations and implications. In the face of these facts, persistent skepticism or vulnerability to government lies really is idiotic.)

So, here is the filing involved in Gregory & Fabiola's December 4, 2017 federal victory for 2016. And here is the United States admission that as little as it is, every penny that had been withheld from Gregory & Fabiola was an overpayment (because there was no tax due) and their complete refund (even though only in the form of a credit against an IRS-claimed balance-owing for 2009):

BTW, Gregory estimates that had his filing been done by an "ignorance tax" victim, it would have ended up not as a $14 refund, but as at least a $10,000 payment, instead. Further, an outgo that small would only have been achieved after achingly-long hours of poring over paperwork, obscure tax code sections and rules, and all the rest of the huge expenditure of lost time and energy still unnecessarily-suffered by far too many Americans (instead of the hour or so involved in preparing this simple, educated return package).

SO, HATS OFF to Glenn, Vincent & Shelly, Brian, and Gregory & Fabiola!

These good Americans have all stepped up and acted to restrain the dangerous and corrupt state and uphold the rule of law, something desperately needed from everyone.


Glenn's, Vincent and Shelly's, Brian's and Gregory and Fabiola's victories join those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here, and constitute more critical steps toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.

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

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

That's all there is to it!

*I don't really know the exact numbers of these latest posted victories, only that they are likely to be at a minimum somewhere in the neighborhood indicated, and actually likely to be a good deal higher. See this for the calculation factors, which you can apply for yourself.

I assign the numbers as I do in the title of this post in order to make a point-- whatever the exact numbers are, they are enormously large, and represent a hugely important and utterly unique sustained series of events in American history. And yet, the vast majority of Americans KNOW NOTHING WHATEVER ABOUT IT.

How can this be? Doesn't ANYONE reading these newsletters and familiar with these events know a journalist?

The degree to which this all goes unremarked just boggles the mind. I hope and pray that this silence, this muffling of the liberating truth, ends soon, and I ask any of you that can help to please do so. 

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DON DON LA VIGNE, a long-time warrior and real American grown-up, shares a nice and inspiring testimonial on what CtC has done for him for over nine years now:


"Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked."

-Proverbs 25:26


"A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow


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


See Who's Really Been Lying About The Tax


Daft And Despicable Deniers

What the hell is wrong with these people?!


CAN CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE how abysmally stupid someone would have to be to continue to doubt or deny that CtC has revealed the actual, complete and insurmountable truth about the income tax in light of the overwhelming mountain of historical, legal, practical and logical evidence to the contrary? (Not to mention the outright lies and even ludicrous hoaxes the executive and some corrupt members of the judiciary have been caught at in desperate efforts to conceal the truth...)

Plainly any such denier must either be abysmally stupid or be an abysmally corrupt government official or other person who sees him or herself as benefitting from the lies about the tax by which America has suffered for 75 years now. Isn't this true?

I HOI HOPE NOBODY OUT THERE is tolerating a single CtC denier anywhere within the "tax honesty" or "activist" communities. Such people-- and they are definitely out there, flogging their pet tin-foil-hat theories-- are the millstone around the neck of the rest of us, keeping the truth about the tax from getting the audience it needs in order to bring about the transformation of the American landscape which it is uniquely capable of doing.

Nor should anyone be tolerating denial, either implicit or explicit, by any lawyer, accountant, journalist, judge, elected official or bureaucrat. "Denial" by any of these types is collusion and corruption, or rank cowardice at best.

MORE, DENIAL OF THE OBVIOUS AND STATE-RESTRAINING TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX might have a sinister aspect, as well. The State, whose growth and power are made possible by the lies about the tax which the deniers enable, is the mechanism by which some exercise control over others through the application (or credible threat) of violence.

The bulked-up State, in short, is the means by which some rule others. The larger the State, the more successfully it rules, and the more easily it can brush aside or overpower Constitutionally-based objections to its edicts, exploitations and abuses.

I don't personally imagine a long-running, deliberate and closely-controlled effort to subjugate the American people. I discuss this in the "Interlude" portion of CtC, as many of you will recall, where I argue instead that the only large-scale and long-running "conspiracy" in America is a soft one-- a coincidental conspiracy of interests.

In my view America suffers from Adam Smith's "invisible hand" in reverse: the evil effect of many individuals unwisely entrusted with too much power who, in using it to look out for their own interests individually, work a massive harm to society.

But the growth of the State unquestionably serves to create the tool by which deliberate subjugation could be accomplished. Indeed, the overgrown State made uniquely possible by the misapplication of the income tax is the ONLY means by which the American people could be subjugated.

And who knows? Maybe I'm wrong in my view, and those seeing a darker picture are right.

Warrior Rick Van Camp recently shared with me a few words from that darker perspective which ends with a key point that is just as cogent whether you see Leviathan growing among us for the one reason or the other:

In 1913 Woodrow Wilson stated: “Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the Field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

And this continues today. When opportunistic liars like Al Gore can make hundreds of millions from outright lies and manipulation of Science while producing a "carbon footprint" of at least 100 people, when a treasonous dog like Obama can plot the overthrow of an elected President in Public and get away with it without a whimper from the so-called Press, or the Congress; when tens of millions of "Americans" can vote for a continuation of nanny-state entitlements while allowing their children to be indoctrinated by those who would continue them as children, when a once-proud and independent people submit reflexively to a militarized State army of (now armed) bureaucratic functionaries who grope their women and young daughters in airports and soon bus and train stations, invade their homes on the slightest pretext (more than 50,000 SWAT raids last year) and terrorize, injure and sometimes murder innocents...

That organized, subtle and watchful power is HERE, among us, and in your face. And YOU pay for it.

YOU PAY FOR IT. That's the big point.

If you're a CtC denier, it doesn't matter whether what's going on is grayish or pitch-black-- either way, YOU'RE PAYING FOR IT.

I don't mean, "You're paying the price, sweetie". I mean YOU ARE PERSONALLY FINANCING WHAT IS BEING DONE TO YOU AND TO YOUR CHILDREN AND TO THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY. And you're doing so voluntarily, and in most cases, simply because you refuse to learn or accept what CtC has revealed. In a word, you're daft.

And as for "official" and "professional" CtC deniers, you're the ones keeping the lie going to which the daft succumb. There's a word for that, too. Despicable.

"It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime."

-Thomas Paine


LITTLE BIT OF A P. S. on this article: I have to cut a pass to a lot of folks out there not yet embracing CtC and acting on its revelations to help transform America. I'm talking about the huge majority of folks who have never heard of any of this, or who have only seen the lies and smears and pretenses of "official" resistance to CtC (such as are discussed here, here, here and here).

These folks effectively serve as weight on the deniers' side of the scale-- and also finance the Beast-- because I haven't been able to get my videos or other liberation information to them. I'm talking about your Uncle Jerry (or Aunt Sally, or Junior, or your buddy Sam, or whoever).

I haven't been able to get my liberating information to these folks because I DON'T KNOW THEM. I have no contact info, and I wouldn't know the best way to speak to them, even if I did.

YOU have to speak to these folks, and introduce and share the material. Think about it. When was the last time you forwarded one of my videos around to everyone in your address book?

Do you not do it because you don't think your family, friends and acquaintances would be interested? You're wrong. Last autumn 62,979,879 Americans voted for Donald Trump in the hope that he would restore the republic. Plenty of people are interested in freedom and the rule of law.

In aIn a minute you're going to watch Arron Reeves' wonderful video on his awakening to the truth about the tax, and what that means to him. Are you going to share it as widely as the next Kardashian video will get shared? I hope so.

It is because that DOESN'T get done that "official" deniers get away with it. I want you to think about that.

Do you want to get to where you don't have to file claims for the return of your property at all, because it never got diverted in the first place? That will happen the moment that my videos get a million viewings in a few weeks like some do, instead of struggling for a year or more to reach a few thousand. It won't happen before that.

The "official" deniers can control a slow burning fire. Our fire has to get vigorous, and only you can make that happen.

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A Few Good Folks With Good and Important Things To Say:

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How Do You Know When The State Is Lying?

An old joke, but in regard to this deceiver, not a laughing matter at all.

““When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith.

-Abraham Kuyper


Constitutional Taxation: An In-Depth Study

What is, what isn't, what cannot be, and why.


Assessing The Damage From The Misapplication Of The Income Tax

Man, are Americans getting ripped off...!


Repeal Obamacare. PERIOD!

No replacement for this steaming pile of socialism is needed or wanted. >

See this to learn why.

(And if you didn't get this as an easily-shared tweet earlier, click here and choose "follow"!)


Looking For A Litigator Who Wants To Do Well While Doing Good

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT presents details of a long-running (and still-ongoing) violation of the speech, conscience and due-process rights of two Americans. The offenses, in a nutshell, involve a federal district court attempting to dictate to these two folks-- word for word-- sworn "testimony" they are ordered to make in a legal contest with the government.

Click the link below to read the brief. You'll find it thoroughly supported with relevant testimony by the chief perpetrator and other similarly unambiguous exhibits.

The Civil Rights Lawsuit Documentation

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them, and these will continue till they have been resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."

-Frederick Douglass

"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


Would You Do It?

"A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him."

-Ezra Pound


A Michigan Version Of The "Watching The Watchmen" Amendment Has Been Proposed


Did you know…

 …The US may be the only country in the world where people working in the non-federal private sector must commit perjury in order to owe and pay ‘God’s things to Caesar’?

If you work in the private sector, stop falsely swearing that your private-sector earnings are federal “income”1.  Perjury is a crime.  Exercise the law’s provision for protecting your private-sector earnings from the 154-year-old2 indirect excise known as the federal income tax.  Rebut fraudulent allegations made by your payers regarding the legal nature of your work and the earnings derived therefrom, so that you pay only your fair share.  Join the hundreds of thousands of honest, law-abiding Americans who have been doing so for more than a decade.  Learn how for free at losthorizons.com.

1--“We must reject… …the broad contention submitted in behalf of the government that all receipts—everything that comes in—are income…”.

United States Supreme Court, So. Pacific v. Lowe, 247 U.S. 330, (1918)

2—The income tax in the United States was first instituted into law on July 1, 1862, during Lincoln’s presidency under the excise laws of the United States.   The preamble to the 1939 Internal Revenue Code traces its roots to this original income tax law.


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Poisonous Pieties

Now click here to learn the truth about the myths that have kept you from knowing the truth about the income tax


Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign

UNLESS YOU'VE LOOKED, you can have no idea of the volume, intensity and mendacity deployed in the government's efforts to discourage Americans from learning what is revealed in CtC. It's truly astonishing.

A lot of folks are aware of the show-trial events in which my wife and I have received state-engineered public beatings meant to scare people away from the truth about the "ignorance tax" scam. But many are unaware of the overall campaign. This is a shame, really, because a focused propaganda effort like this one is a very powerful acknowledgement of the significance of CtC's revelations.

While the majority of Americans do not yet know how CtC protects them from the vampire state, the vampire itself certainly does. Dis-information campaigns like this one make that very clear.


FORMER CBS REPORTER SHERYL ATKISSON describes some aspects of this sort of dis-information campaign in the following video. Despite the annoying preliminary 15 seconds or so of advertising, her presentation is very much worth watching:

(H/T to Greg Belcher for finding and forwarding this great presentation.)

Losthorizons.com is one of those websites specifically-targeted by the corrupt interests at Wikipedia described by Atkisson. The behind-the-scenes folks at that site won't allow links on their pages to anything posted at losthorizons.com, nor even just text corrections of misinformation in their pages about the income tax.

That's the least of it. Click here for some specific discussion of the enormous scare campaign that's been actively spreading false information in hope of discouraging legitimate media attention, as well as men and women simply seeking the truth about the tax and liberty from the scourge of the "ignorance tax".

PLEASE GIVE SOME SERIOUS THOUGHT to the fact that YOU being secure in your own freedom rests on others learning the truth as well, and recognize that it falls to you to help overcome the dis-information campaign. Post and share your videos; share your victories; help silence the agents-provocateur and distraction-injectors whose nonsense is discussed and debunked here; and widely (and frankly, impatiently) share this page, this page and this page, challenging everyone in your address book to disconnect the phone and the TV for an afternoon and get educated.

Doing these things will be what makes it happen, Cap'n.

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An Excellent New Video About The Government Effort To Suppress CtC Has Hit YouTube!

DEREK CUSHMAN HAS POSTED a powerful presentation on government lies, propaganda and misinformation about CtC designed to discourage more Americans from reading the book and getting free of the misadministration of the tax:

You can also find this film on YouTube at https://youtu.be/V3_MViZDvo0 and on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/175424277.

Watch it and share it, folks. This film will help a lot of people who have been taken in by the lies understand how they've been manipulated, and prompt a proper desire to learn the truth about the tax.

Well done, Derek!

P.S. If there were a thousand videos out there debunking government lies and encouraging Americans to learn the truth like this one does, the "ignorance tax" scheme would collapse in a month. So, where's yours?


Please Help losthorizons.com Be As Effective As Possible!

OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS I've heard from a number of folks that a firewall known as "Comodo" blocks access to this website. This is apparently a glitch in that program. This site is safe, as can be seen by going here.

Please share this info with others in your own address book so it gets around-- obviously those suffering the ill effects of this defect in Comodo won't be able to see it here themselves until they go into their firewall settings and manually whitelist losthorizons.com.

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WANTED! Your Article!!

Sharpen those quills, people!

MY FRIENDS, THIS NEWSLETTER NEEDS your creativity, your clear thinking, and your expressive energy! In short, this newsletter needs your journalism!

I know that writing for public consumption isn't everyone's cup of tea. But those who CAN string a few words together can importantly serve the educated, activist community by writing and submitting thoughtful, well-researched and persuasive articles on certain topics for posting on these pages.

Here are several topics for which submissions are desired:

  • Why the media is silent about the astonishing 13-years-and-counting history of government acknowledgements of the accuracy of CtC's revelations and its simultaneous efforts to keep Americans from knowing about those revelations.

  • Why educating more Americans about the true history and actual provisions of the income tax is the most important thing that anyone seeking to restrain the state and restore the republic can do today.

  • Why "tax honesty gurus" stay mum about CtC and its unprecedented accomplishments in freeing people from improper application of the tax.

  • Why hunkering down in every-man-for-himself silence in the face of statist and fascist assaults on the rule of law leads to greater harm than what is hunkered-down against; that is, how fearful behavior just strengthens the thing feared.

  • How much better it is to encourage (and practice) bravery, honesty and openness than to counsel (and succumb to) fear, lies and concealment.

Articles should be 1500 words or less, with working titles and author's name at the beginning. Composition should strive for two and three sentence paragraphs organized in the form of a theme paper. Intend to persuade and inspire, not browbeat. Format should be either .doc or .odt. All submissions selected for posting may be subject to editing.

Submit to the regular (non-encrypted) address found here, as an attachment to an email.

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Why Aren't People Suing?


In Passing... Three cheers for Russia, which has stepped up to join Iran in aid of its long-time ally Syria against the noxious "Islamic State" nutcases that have sprung up like toadstools in the wake of the destabilization of the Middle East by the noxious neocon nutcases running Washington for the last 15 years.


More Educated Americans Testify, Showing Why The Deep State Fears CtC

"If the taxpayers of this country ever discovered that we operate on 98% bluff, the entire system will collapse."

-Reported remark by an internal revenue service officer to Sen. Henry E. Bellmon (R. Okla.) on April 15, 1971.


"The Tax Code represents the genius of legal fiction...  The IRS has never really known why people pay the income tax... The IRS encourages voluntary compliance, through FEAR."

-Jack Warren Wade Jr., former IRS officer in charge of the IRS Nationwide Revenue Officer Training Program, in his book ‘When You Owe The IRS’

CtC-EDUCATED, AMERICAN HERITAGE-LOVING grown-up Don La Vigne shares his testimony here. Tom Romin shares his testimony here. Greg Sutton shares his here. Enjoy Robert Harvey's testimony here. Don's, Tom's and Greg's and Robert's words, like those of others that can be found here, are solid examples of why the Deep State fears CtC.

It's this simple: If you study CtC you will know the truth about the tax. Further, you will know that you know the truth, beyond any doubt.

ONLY CtC will give you that certainty, because CtC is exclusively and uniquely complete and correct, as can be seen by any of thousands of different acknowledgements of every possible kind, from this to this to this to this.

Most telling, in its own way, is the government robotically resorting for years now to the strawman of falsely ascribing to CtC the ridiculous arguments that "wages are not income" and that only federal, state and local government workers are subject to the tax. This false ascription is then used as the basis for claiming the book is "false and frivolous"-- a lame and transparent dodge begging the question of why the state won't acknowledge what the book REALLY says and then attempt to dispute THAT.

Once you know the truth revealed in CtC, acting in accordance with that truth WILL liberate you from being an ignorance tax serf. This, the deep state fears mightily.

LIKE HENRY BELLMON WAS TOLD, the "ignorance tax" scheme relies on bluff-- pretending that the truth is what the government suggests that it is (despite what the law and the courts and every other authority have actually been saying about it for 150 years). And like Jack Warren Wade, Jr. says, the scheme relies on fear-- doing everything possible to make people afraid to act on their scheme-shattering knowledge of the truth.

In short, the "ignorance tax" scheme can only survive if Americans can be bluffed into not seeking out the truth, and if those who learn that truth can be discouraged from acting on that truth.

But those who know the truth, and know they know the truth, cannot not act.

Acting on the truth is a moral imperative, as well as a legal imperative.

The undaunted actions of those who know the truth are "calls" against the bluff. Each "call" ratchets-up the spread of the truth exponentially and forces state acknowledgement of that truth, one way or another; and each such acknowledgment takes America one step closer to freedom from the 75-year state-unleashing, people-restraining "ignorance tax" scheme.

And THAT's why the deep state fears CtC.

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

-Mohandas Gandhi

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A New Policy

I HAVE DONE MY BEST to lead this country to liberty from the mis-applied income tax. I have labored hard. I've shed a lot of sweat, a fair bit of blood and more than a few tears. But I seem to be pretty poor at that kind of work.

When I have asked all of you for what I firmly believe is a necessary resource to move the ball downfield and give all of us the best chance at justice and an end to the assault on the rule of law-- simple testimonial videos requiring nothing from any of you but the phone in your pocket and three minutes of speaking from the heart-- I have had only a handful of people answer my call.

I CAN'T KEEP GOING THIS WAY. I have to be able to turn my attention away from writing new persuasive or skepticism-addressing articles week after week, and toward research, analysis and educational presentations that will benefit everyone already in this community. I need time to do some suing, and to bring together the resources and talent toward that end.

As said, it is my firm belief that your testimonial videos are the resource that I need to make big things happen, and they are unquestionably the thing I need to allow me to turn my attention away from trying to get horses to drink at the waterhole to which I have led them. Your words, in your great numbers and all in your own different ways, will do that better than anything I write possibly could.

And yet, you are not providing them. This, despite my having been asking you for them for many years now.

Therefore, with enormous reluctance, I am making portions of this website restricted access only. People have been urging me to do this for years now, telling me I should impose a charge to access my work-product, so as to enable me to keep producing.

I have never been inclined to charge fees for access. I ask for donations, and will continue to do that, and if they do not come, then I will conclude that my work is of no value to anyone, and I will close shop.

But I now WILL charge a special something for access to some key portions of that work-- testimonial videos, as discussed, described and demonstrated here.

SELECTED PAGES CONSTITUTING primarily "legal resources" pages now require passwords for access, and to get a password, I need your video. Similarly, if an email comes my way asking for guidance or assistance, it had best have a video attached, if I don't already have yours posted.

I hate to play it this way, but I want to win.

I'll tell you a story from when I was coaching my kids in soccer. Both of my kids at a certain age in their careers had run into a wall common to all but the very exceptional. They had gotten to be pretty good, and they wanted to enjoy the benefits of their hard work. But the arrival of this interest coincided with a new self-consciousness which made them reluctant to risk failing and looking foolish. So, they were hanging back from seizing the main chance when it appeared, and driving for the goal.

My solution was to post on the wall of our dining room a couple of simple points about self-discipline, the chief of which is this: You can't score a goal if you don't take a shot.

That's how it is here, too. If you don't stand up, you are laying down, and you'll never score that goal.

Here is what my kids live by now, in their own version of that lesson. I hear it from them all the time as they excel (accompanied by the sound of a father's breast swelling with pride): Go hard, or go home.

You, too. Go hard, or go home. Send those videos.

Do I ask for a lot? I want your victories to post, your financial support, your efforts at spreading the word, and your beautiful faces and inspiring words, too. It IS a lot.

But I'll let Thomas Paine explain:

"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”

Fear nothing but God.

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Give Yourself A 30% Raise: A New Flyer


What Makes YOU A Warrior For The Truth?

We each have our reasons, and our story. It's time, and it's needed, for you to share yours with the world.


"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

What does it for you?

Is it simply because no moral and upstanding person has any choice when it comes to telling the truth over his or her signature, whether on tax forms or anywhere else?

Is it recognition of the critical importance of the rule of law, and the knowledge that if everybody leaves its caretaking to someone else, it will soon be lost to us completely?

Is it the money?

Maybe it's just simple respect for your own rights as a human being, who is not and cannot be not involuntarily subordinated to others?

Maybe it's just simple respect for your general civic responsibility to be the grown-up and enforce frugality and restraint on a big, powerful creature of our own devising which otherwise is like a badly-raised teenage boy given whiskey and car keys and let loose on the road to wreak havoc?

Or is it, perhaps, a more acute anxiety that if our bonfire of a state isn't damped, and quickly, it'll soon burn down the house around us all?

What IS it that firms up your jaw and stiffens your resolve?

It's time to take off the bushel and share your light!

I would like you to think about what it is that motivates you for a few moments (or all day, if you like), and then send me your thoughts. I want to put YOUR reasons to work inspiring folks who don't yet understand what this is all about.

In this day and age, the most effective way for you to share your thinking for the benefit of others is to video-record yourself talking about how you feel, and explaining what inspires and motivates YOU.

All you need is a webcam or cell-phone equipped with a camera. If you don't have, or know how to use, one of these, have a friend help.

If needed, write a little script for yourself. Better, though, to just speak extemporaneously, after spending a little time sorting out your thoughts and getting down into your heart. Perhaps make it a video of someone in your family, or a close friend, interviewing you.

Dress "business casual". Be well-groomed.

Keep yourself to no more than 2 or 3 minutes, and keep in mind that the purpose is not to educate, but to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE. Your video will be one of many to be shared.

You needn't feel any obligation to be profound, and you shouldn't try to explain anything about the law, other than to say that you have read it and you know it's on your side. You just need to be sincere, and uplifting. Your object is to make your audience want to have what you have, and to be where you are in your heart.

Keep in mind that you're speaking to an audience that doesn't yet know ANYTHING about the subject, and whose first reaction is, "This must be illegal; this must be dangerous; this is too good to be true." You want to pull that audience right past such things, and straight to a focus on truth, morality, and our American heritage of liberty and the rule of law.


Speak about rights. Speak about morality, and the obligation of a grown-up and responsible person to speak the truth and to enforce the Constitution. Speak about everyone's duty to give to God what is God's, always, and to Caesar only what is really Caesar's. Speak of your obligation to respect yourself, and to look out for the current and future well-being of your children and your fellow citizens. Speak of CtC, and what its information has done for your understanding and resolve. Show the book.

If you have had victories, describe them. Better still, show them, if possible.

Be clear about just what you accomplished: EVERYTHING back-- Social Security, Medicare and all; a "notice of deficiency" closing notice; an on-paper agreement or acknowledgment that your earnings weren't subject to the tax and everything withheld or paid-in was an "overpayment"; a transcript showing all $0s; or whatever happened.

When you speak of state victories, name the state. If you had to overcome balkiness from a tax agency before winning any victory, describe that, too!

If you're in a battle now, speak of your resolve to uphold the law, come what may. If you haven't yet begun to act, speak of your decision to do so, and your plans.

Remember, your purpose is to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE.

If you're dealing with ongoing balkiness, describe that, too, if you wish-- but be sure to explain why you're not discouraged, and why you are not standing down, not slinking back into the barn, and not choosing to endorse the lies.

Mention what you do for a living, whether you're a doctor, homemaker, lawyer, trucker, IT guy or gal, or a retiree or student. Help people understand that the company of grown-up activist Americans they are being invited to join cuts across all demographics and all interests-- with the common denominator being respect for the law and love of the principles on which this great country was founded.

This is your chance to get a LOT accomplished.

We've all had frustrating occasions of trying to explain all this to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, only to pile up against the wall of a mind not yet ready to listen and learn. Here is your chance to address a self-selected audience of folks who have themselves decided that it's time for them to begin paying attention, and have clicked on your testimonial for exactly that reason.

Further, think about this: You want judges, bureaucrats, CPAs, lawyers, the HR people where you work, your pastors, your neighbors and everyone else to acknowledge the truth about the tax openly and straightforwardly. How and why would these folks do this if YOU won't?

You want these folks to learn the truth. Why would they even recognize that there is a truth to be learned if you won't attest to having learned it yourself? You've got to stand up, face forward and chin up and tell these folks that you have studied and checked and verified and seen the evidence and seen the government evasions and you know that the tax is not the capitation that the beneficiary government wants everyone to think it is but a benign, but strictly limited thing, and that they need to study and learn that, too.

Again, if you have victories to show, that's nice, and powerful, too. But you don't have to have victories to display in order to declare your knowledge of what the law says. I've never flown around the world, but I've seen the evidence and considered the arguments, and I'm not hesitant to declare it a sphere...

Even those of you who haven't yet studied CtC have surely read this short document, and have verified everything in it for yourself. You should therefore be declaring its veracity and its message, loud and proud. Again, if you won't say it, how can you hope that others will ever even bother to look at the facts?

Be the change you want to see in the world, or there won't be any change.

So, please make and send those videos right away! You can share them with me via a cloud-based drive space like OneDrive.Live.com or GoogleDrive, or mail DVDs to me at 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382, or even email to me if each file is no more than 20 megs (and you can break a video up if need be-- I can reassemble them). Render as .mpg or mp4, if possible; if not, send them how you have them and I'll make them work.

Remember, the restoration of institutional respect for individual rights and the rule of law depends on enough individuals insisting upon it. Do your part to let those starting to rub the sleep from their eyes know that there is a community already waiting for their fellowship with open arms and open hearts and shining spirits.

See how some of your fellow warriors for the truth have done their parts in videos sent over the years, many of which are posted here.

"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

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The Crime of the Misapplied Income Tax


Was Grandpa Really a Moron?

Critical Inquiries for a New American Century


Bob’s Bicycles


Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Scheme Is As Easy As Falling Off A Bike



To get an idea of how today's "income" tax scheme works, try this little exercise:


Think of the federal government as a guy named Bob, who lives down the street from you in a town that is really big on bicycles. Bikes get used for commuting, deliveries, shopping, etc.. In fact, other than walking, bicycles are the exclusive form of transportation in your town.

Your neighbor Bob has a by-the-mile bicycle-renting business-- "Bob's Bicycles". Bob's Bicycles is far and away the biggest business in town.

Part of Bob’s success is because he does a lot of contract business. However, Bob doesn't just get paid by riders who have signed an agreement with him, or even just those using Bob's bikes. Bob gets something every time anybody in town does any riding at all, through an odd combination of circumstances that took many years to come together.


Here's how it happened...


Bob's Bicycles was launched long ago by the great grandfather of the present Bob (Bob IV). Great Grandpa Bob started out not only with a main location for his contract business-- he also had the bright idea of setting up spots around town where he parked some of his bikes for use by the more occasional rider, on an "honor system". Anyone could take and use one of these bikes, but they were expected to keep track of their mileage, and send Bob a "1040 Mileage Ridden/Rent Due Form" (and the appropriate rent), periodically. The initial design of the form was like this:


I, ______________, rode a Bob's Bicycle a total of _____ miles this year.

At Bob's rental rate of $.15 per mile, I owe Bob $______


I said that Great Grandpa Bob planned to deal with these occasional riders on the "honor system", and that's true. But he liked his money, too, and didn't want to miss anything that was due him. So, after setting up the "self-serve" locations, Great Grandpa Bob went around handing out "W-2, 1099 or K-1 Rider Reporting Forms" to every other business in town. The forms-- accompanied by notices that if Bob didn't get his rent from someone riding a bicycle in connection with any business, he would sue the company involved-- said:


Click here to enjoy the rest of this illuminating little parable

(...and if you want to see a liberating transformation take place THIS YEAR, forward this file to everyone in your address book.)

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You Can’t Fight Well When You Don’t Know What You’re Fighting About

If you are having an argument with the IRS or any other tax agency,

  • You are NOT being presumed to have made “corporate profit”.

  • You are NOT being alleged to have received “foreign income”.

  • You are NOT entangled in an invisible “adhesion contract”.

  • You are NOT being obligated by a law whose subject is never identified.

You are being targeted because REAL EVIDENCE exists that YOU PERSONALLY HAD “INCOME” to which the revenue laws apply-- even though that evidence is almost certainly incorrect, and CAN be corrected.

There IS "A Law" By Which You Can Be Made Liable, And This Is How It Works

Now Learn How To Be Master Of The Situation

See the Proof

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Photographed on 1-70 in Missouri. America is waking up.


Do You Know What Happens When YOU Decide To "Let Someone Else Do It"?



"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do."

-Everett Hale

(...and every other person who ever really deserved liberty)


"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."

-Daniel Webster


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

-Edward R. Murrow





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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

CtC WARRIOR SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States "income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family! Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the liberating truth!!

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CtC Videos And Audio Resources


"Never must thou take up a false cry, or join hands with the guilty by giving false witness in their favor. Never must thou follow with the crowd in doing wrong, or be swayed by many voices so as to give false judgment; even pity for the poor must not sway thee when judgment is to be given."

-Exodus 23:1-3


Doing A Little High-Payoff Math

IF EACH PERSON receiving this newsletter each week distributed as few as 100 of any of the great outreach tools featured here to co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members (or just strangers on the street, in the mall, etc...), we could have SEVERAL MILLION new Americans suddenly introduced to the liberating truth about the tax!

Just like that! In one week!

C'mon, people, let's roll on this!

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

‑Dale Carnegie

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Spread The Truth


A Few Tips For Making Best Use Of This WebSite



When directed to a page by topic or link, read everything.

I know that this can mean the investment of a lot of time, attention and effort, but although some may imagine otherwise, I don't write as much as I do because I can't think of any other way to spend my time...

Furthermore, when you encounter a hyperlink within, or associated with, the text you are reading, follow it!

It is pretty common these days for web-based material to be littered with hyperlinks. Sometimes the purpose is to provide definitions or examples, in order to ensure that folks reading the original material aren't presented with a word or reference which they don't understand. Sometimes the links lead to illustrations pertinent to the original text.

It is common-- and perfectly understandable-- for folks who are confident that they are familiar with language or references within the main text they are reading to get in the habit of skipping over included links. I do it all the time, myself!

However, I very rarely include links for definitional or explanatory purposes; and when I DO make a link out of text in one page it is generally to another self-contained page, rather than merely illustrative material. These other pages contain material the clear understanding of which I deem highly important for the proper and complete understanding of the original page. (Links to CtC, the Victories pages, CtC Warriors and so on are obvious exceptions to this general rule. On the other hand, a link to the victory Highlights or 'Every Which Way But Loose' pages, which might seem like such exceptions, are not. The special selection of victories on those pages, and the filed docs and tax-agency correspondences included therewith, themselves constitute highly instructive material which merits careful attention. Thus care needs to be taken in all cases.)

Please make a habit of clicking on all provided links and at least looking briefly to ensure that the linked page is one with which you are completely familiar from another study session.

Finally, please keep in mind that, annoying though it may seem at first blush (but not, I trust, upon reflection), I constantly tweak material already posted. Obviously this doesn't mean that every page is in flux at all times, but it does mean that if you are directed to a page that IS familiar, it's worthwhile to read it through again if it's been a while since your last having done so.


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"Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves."

-George Gordon (Lord) Byron