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The Lost Horizons News

Mid-Edition Update for November 20, 2017


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Featured In This Update:

JFK Conspiracy? No Problem. Income Tax Conspiracy? No Way!


Can "The United States" Really Commit A Federal Crime?


A Few Words About FRP-Documentation Stonewalling


The Real Story Of Thanksgiving


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


An Excellent Correction Of Another Errant Pundit


Victories 248,001, 248,002, 248,003 and 248,004 Are Posted!


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

Cognitive dissonance in action.

THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF RECENT CARRYING-ON by people who are certain that official crimes and cover-ups were involved in the JFK assassination. The outcries have been prompted by the outrageous Oct. 26 renewed sequestering of CIA records which otherwise would shed some light on the matter.

But leaving aside the questions about the Kennedy affair for a moment, these passionate denunciations themselves raise a question in my mind: How many of these same very vocal pundits and bloggers and tweeters-- already proven able to grasp government deception and criminality-- nonetheless refuse to acknowledge the possibility of a government scheme concealing the true nature of the income tax and exploiting the consequent widespread ignorance about how the tax actually works and on what it actually falls?

I CAN ANSWER THE QUESTION MYSELF, of course. Many of the very same folks who are 100% certain that the JFK assassination was--

  1. a crime by rogue elements of the US government itself, and

  2. has been kept from revelation by a much larger conspiracy, on behalf of mere political interests and the purported benefits of "stability" and "confidence in government" by many participants over the decades with nothing personal at stake--

...can't even imagine that such things could have ever happened in regard to the income tax.

This blindness to the income tax scheme (or better put, the "ignorance tax" scheme) while simultaneously embracing the JFK assassination and cover-up scheme is ironic.

Even the JFK conspiracy crowd itself concedes that a really inarguable "smoking gun" in that case has yet to see the light of day; hence the complaints over the continued sequestration of documents. The income tax conspiracy, on the other hand, is already fully-revealed in all its shabby corruption, at even more than a mere "smoking gun" level. Unlike the JFK crimes, there are no hidden records still allowing for the harboring of doubts.

THERE'S A FURTHER IRONY in this cognitively dissonant embrace of the not-yet-"smoking gun"-proven JFK scheme but not the fully-"smoking gun"-proven "ignorance tax" scheme. This arises from the fact that the JFK truthers' own "motive" argument-- that Kennedy's murder was committed by cold-warriors who saw Kennedy's turn toward detente with the USSR and Cuba as a genuine threat to national security-- is far more strongly applicable to the "ignorance tax" scheme.

After all, JFK was just one man-- and one who might have been out of office before long. Further, he could be thwarted by congress in many ways, as well as by his military subordinates, members of his cabinet and others. While he may have been seen as a threat to national security, it was very much within limits, and temporary in any event.

The "ignorance tax" scheme, in stark contrast, is the only means available to accomplish a perpetual and absolute "cold-warrior" requirement of diverting a river of wealth sufficient to pay for all the bombs, surveillance hardware, black-ops and all the rest of the infrastructure of the national security state from the pockets of individual Americans into the hands of those who imagine they know better how to use that money. And that's just what it does.

HERE'S A FINAL IRONY that I'll propose in this commentary:

On November 10, a back-seat-to-nobody JFK conspiracy enthusiast-- Jacob Hornberger of the 'Future of Freedom Foundation'-- posted a column in which he derides a mainstream journalist who had interviewed John Tunheim, the chairman of the 'Assassination Records Review Board' set up in 1992 to decide the fate of the unreleased JFK documents (and which ultimately decided they should be released this past October 26). Hornberger's complaint was the failure of his target too pursue what Hornberger thinks are obvious questions about his favorite mystery.

Hornberger recites the following list of speculations as to why the journalist, Chris Hrapsky of TV station KARE in Minneapolis-St. Paul, dropped the ball and failed to follow-up when given an opening for questioning Tunheim about a pretty well-supported speculation that the Kennedy autopsy report was fraudulent:

"Perhaps it was just ignorance of the facts that prevented Hrapsky from following up on one of the critical questions he asked Tunheim. Or perhaps it’s what might be called the “inconceivable mindset” that afflicts many mainstream reporters and commentators when it comes to the JFK assassination, a mindset that holds that it is simply inconceivable that the U.S. national-security establishment would carry out a domestic regime-change operation, even if national security ostensibly required it. Maybe Hrapsky was scared of how his employer might react if he made a deeper exploration into what the ARRB found. Maybe he was worried about being labeled a communist sympathizer or a conspiracy theorist. Or perhaps it was just a deep-seated fear of exploring what some consider a very frightening possibility, one they simply cannot confront mentally or emotionally — that the U.S. national-security establishment acted to protect national security by removing Kennedy from power, just as it did with regime-change operations in Iran, Guatemala, Congo, Cuba, Chile, and other places."

So here's the irony: Hornberger is not only an ardent, back-seat-to-nobody JFK conspiracy enthusiast. He is also a vocal booster of the standard statist mythology about the income tax (such as here, to pick just one of many errant posts over the years), and an "I-refuse-to-even-look-at-the-evidence" CtC denier, despite having been directly presented on many occasions over many years with every form of CtC evidence and authorities, by me personally and a number of other folks, as well.

Hornberger's persistent refusal to face the truth, prompts some speculations, just as Chris Hrapsky's failure to follow up on the JFK autopsy issue prompted Hornberger's own speculations. There is nowhere that I have seen such speculations better expressed than in Hornberger's own well-chosen words, to whit:

Perhaps it is just what might be called the “inconceivable mindset” that afflicts Hornberger when it comes to the "ignorance tax" scheme, a mindset that holds that it is simply inconceivable that elements of the U.S. government would cultivate popular misunderstanding of the income tax and then exploit it to not-quite-illegally extract $trillions from deceived Americans, even if national security ostensibly required it. Maybe Hornberger is scared of how his donors might react if he made a deeper exploration into what CtC reveals.

Maybe he's worried about being labeled a "tax protester" or a conspiracy theorist. Or perhaps it's just a deep-seated fear of exploring what some consider a very frightening possibility, one they simply cannot confront mentally or emotionally — that the U.S. national-security establishment has acted to protect national security by a massive, sustained subterfuge, just as it has done in covering up the truth about the removal of Kennedy from power and the regime-change operations in Iran, Guatemala, Congo, Cuba, Chile, and other places.

Here's my advice for Hornberger: Next time you've done such a fine job polishing some well-turned phrases for the critique of someone else playing the "See no evil" monkey, Jacob, look at them closely. You'll see your own reflection looking back at you.

To everyone else, I'll point out that Jacob Hornberger is far from the only pundit who embraces "truth" notions about JFK and other things (often perfectly soundly) while at the same time having an enormous blind spot regarding the thoroughly-proven, critically-important CtC-revealed truth about the income tax (indeed, see Greg Sutton's reply to one such errant pundit further down on this page). The same, of course, is true of many, many non-pundit Americans.

USE THE POINTS MADE ABOVE TO HELP WAKE THESE PEOPLE UP!! Like Hornberger, they don't know what they don't know, and they simply have to be persuaded to start looking at what they have never actually explored.

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

-I. F. Stone

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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.

Indeed, 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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Can "The United States" Really Commit A Federal Crime?

For instance, is a "prosecution" which is an express federal crime really done by "The United States", whose Congress has prohibited the action?

AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, MY WIFE, DOREEN, is facing another session in Rm. 101. The scheduled abuse is punishment for Doreen's refusal to "get her head right" and believe what the state wants her to believe (or at least to say she does, over her sworn signature).

For those unfamiliar, here's the backstory, in a nutshell: The Tax Division of the DoJ badly wants to be able to say that what Doreen and I received in 2002 and 2003 was "income", and that we owed tax for those years in the hope that it would confuse CtC-educated Americans, discourage others from becoming CtC-educated, and dissuade media attention to the CtC story. But it cannot do so without a declaration by one or both of us that this is true (because it isn't, and no one in the government will himself say otherwise), and we had already said under oath that these things aren't true.

THE AGENCY'S SOLUTION was to contrive a bogus court order in 2007 demanding that we repudiate our sworn testimony and replace it with words written by the agency, over sworn signatures, and with no disclaimers. In the face of our refusal to create these false statements, Doreen has been subjected to relentless abuse by the agency for the last 4 1/2 years, with the cooperation of a number of federal judges. It had been hoped that the pressure and pain would cause her to crack and issue the desired lies.

This past September the demand for the false statements was finally abandoned. But Doreen was ordered to report to a federal prison a second time anyway, for a bit more suffering as a parting slap by the frustrated criminals for her temerity in continuing to refuse their illegal demands.

Shortly after the issuance of that sentence, and having become aware of a statute explicitly criminalizing the orders over which Doreen was charged, we filed a Motion to Vacate her conviction. See it here (and see the accompanying exhibits here).

SO HERE'S A THOUGHT that occurred to me the other day in light of the issue raised and the arguments made in the motion to vacate: The United States Congress is, Constitutionally, the pre-eminent branch of the federal government (that is, of the "United States"), notwithstanding lip service paid to "co-equal branches" and all that. Just consider the fact that Congress can bind the executive by legislation, and can preclude jurisdiction to the courts, for instance, not to mention the power of impeachment.

In any event, Congress certainly is the "United States" at least as much as is the executive branch, and is explicitly the portion of the "United States" empowered to determine what acts constitute criminal offenses against the "United States" or are subject to "United States" prosecutions. So in light of these facts, can a purported prosecution that is itself an act criminalized by Congress-- that is, which is an offense the "United States" as determined by the branch authorized to make such decisions, actually be an act of, or on behalf of, the United States?

To put it another way, can the "United States" actually be the actor involved in committing a federal crime? Doesn't the fact that Doreen's prosecution is a federal crime mean that it is not really being done by the "United States" at all (since the United States has said it is prohibited)? Hasn't Doreen's prosecution and persecution actually been done just by rogue actors at the Department of Justice pretending to represent the "United States"?

It seems to me that this takes one directly into the territory in which the law-abiding courts have recognized exceptions to conduct-of-office-immunity, by operation of the same principles, as, for instance,

"[An] officer may be sued...if he acts in excess of his statutory authority or in violation of the Constitution for then he ceases to represent the Government."

Brookfield Co. v. Stewart, 234 F. Supp 94, 99 (U.S.D.C., Wash. D.C. 1964)

I'M FINDING THESE QUESTIONS intriguing. I will welcome and appreciate the comments of anyone caring to give them thoughtful consideration.

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A Few Words About FRP-Documentation Stonewalling

...because knowledge is power.

A FEW FOLKS SEEKING internal IRS documentation connected with alleged "frivolous return penalties" by personal visits to local 'Taxpayer Assistance Centers' have been treated to runarounds by the agents with whom they have dealt. These have amusingly ranged from an affected blank stare and professed ignorance of even what forms 8278 and 12775 might be, to declarations that the person asking-- the one who has been threatened with the alleged penalty-- has no right to see these forms.

This sporadic stonewalling is doubtless practiced in recognition of the fact that if these forms were not produced and approved in the required manner and by the required several parties specified in the relevant authorities, there has been no valid FRP asserted or assessed (and if the forms and such HAVE been produced and approved and so forth, but indicate a fake list basis or other flaws, then again, there has been no valid FRP asserted or assessed). Here is how, for instance, the requirement and significance of the form the 8278 is specified in the law and in the IRM:

26 U.S.C. § 6751- Procedural requirements

(b) Approval of assessment

(1) In general

No penalty under this title shall be assessed unless the initial determination of such assessment is personally approved (in writing) by the immediate supervisor of the individual making such determination or such higher level official as the Secretary may designate.

I.R.M. (09-30-2016):

Penalty Case Creation

1. Frivolous returns/claims will have been screened and forwarded for penalty processing after one of the following scenarios:

A. Taxpayer responded to the Letter 3176C/CP 72, but the response was not received timely (late response).

Note: Ensure an extension was not granted before processing response as untimely.

B. Taxpayer responded to the Letter 3176C/CP 72 with frivolous return or correspondence.

C. Suspense period of Letter 3176C has expired and no response received.

2. Create a new issue on FRP Master and select applicable action code, for each penalty being assessed from the list available on FRP Master.

3. Research account for the specific tax period to ensure that all receipts are considered in the determination.


DO NOT ESTAB [a command code for requesting screen images in order to check for input errors -PH] for documents if the return is electronic. ESTAB all paper returns. Prior to receipt, if research supports that a paper return is frivolous, create issue and follow established work process. Upon receipt of return, scan into FRP Master Database and attach image to issue number.

4. Review any taxpayer replies to ensure that penalties are not assessed if any corrected, non-frivolous returns were filed.

5. Review taxpayer account for pertinent freezes or controls and work accordingly.

6. Prepare Form 8278, Assessment and Abatement of Miscellaneous Civil Penalties, indicating:

  •  Taxpayer's name

  • Tax Period

  • TIN

  • Next to "6702 (a) Frivolous tax return" input the form that is frivolous and the received date

  • Input ‘X’ (X=number of penalties being assessed) or "Number of Violations"

  • Input "$X" for the "Amount Assessed " ,(X= $5,000 times the number of penalties being assessed)

  •  Provide at least one argument number as basis for the penalty in the remarks section.

  • signature date - the earliest date the return/claim was signed by the taxpayer. If no signature, write "N/A"

  • "Originator" : Technician’s name

  • Date: today's date

  • Organization Code: Employee IDRS number

  • Phone: Technician or manager’s phone number

Note: If assessing more than one tax period, fill out a separate Form 8278 for each tax period. Multiple assessments of identical penalties for the same taxpayer in the same tax period may be consolidated on Form 8278, Assessment and Abatement of Miscellaneous Civil Penalties, as a single assessment if assessed at the same time. Pursuant to IRC Section 6751(b), written management approval must be indicated before assessing the IRC Section 6702 penalty. This written managerial approval should be indicated on Form 8278.

7. Update activity on the CC TXMOD control to "2APPROV" .

8. Submit case for written approval on Form 8278, "Assessment and Abatement of Miscellaneous Civil Penalties" . (09-15-2017)

Penalty Assessment

1. Upon written managerial approval for penalty assessment on Form 8278, Assessment and Abatement of Miscellaneous Civil Penalties, establish a CC TXMOD control on MFT 55 using CC ACTON with the activity "8278APPRVD" . Scan the approved Form 8278 into FRP Master and attach to applicable penalty issues when selecting the appropriate closing code.


For joint filing status frivolous returns, assess penalty on each taxpayer by creating CC TXMOD MFT 55 on each TIN.

Those undertaking this important inquiry-- whether in hope of qualifying for the Pushback Project (there's still time, barely...) or for other reasons-- should do so armed with this information. It should help dispel the evasions and result in satisfaction of these important and completely legitimate requests.

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The Real Story Of Thanksgiving

Do yourself and society a favor-- read this to your kids.

THANKSGIVING DAY IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE special days of the year, and not because of the great food. The real virtues of this unique American celebration lie in the lessons in humility and maturity offered by its history.

The virtuous lessons to which I refer are offered only by Thanksgiving's true history, however. That true history is the exact opposite of the bogus, "Thank God (sorry... politically incorrect... make that, "Thank Fortuitous Random Chance") we were saved from starvation by the generosity of our neighbors-- see how wonderful socialism can be!" nonsense which too many Americans have been misled into imagining to be the truth.

In fact, the feast we commemorate on the fourth Thursday of November had nothing whatsoever to do with "generosity". What we actually commemorate on Thanksgiving is the Plymouth Rock colonists' recognition of the evils of socialism and the goodness of Adam Smith's "invisible hand" of profit-motivation unleashed by security in property rights.

It was that 11th-hour epiphany after a disastrous experiment with communitarian soulfulness that saved the colony from starvation. Thanks be to God, indeed, for that merciful and timely grant of wisdom.

IN VERY BRIEF SUMMARY, the Plymouth Rock colony began as a commune, organized under the principle that the proceeds of every individual's labors would be claimed of right by the community as a whole, and then redistributed in equal measure to every member. This system lasted for several years, during which the colony grew ever more hungry and impoverished.

Unable to keep the fruit of their labors for themselves, and with the unproductive receiving the same out of the communal resources as those who worked hard, soon no one worked hard. To do so was a fool's game.

The only competition un-smothered by the communitarian rule was the race to the bottom in the avoidance of labor. Every year the crops were thinner; every year the shares distributed to each colonist were more meager.

Finally, in 1623 and on the verge of the colony's failure (that is, the death of all the colonists), the feel-good socialist lunacy was recognized as the deadly mental virus that it is. The ruinous pretense that the community had a rightful claim on the food produced by each member was abandoned, and the colonist's rights to their own production was secured.

As it was recounted (in third-person format) in 1623 by William Bradford, Governor of the Colony:

...so they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery.

At length, after much debate of things, the Governor (with the advice of the chiefest amongst them) gave way that they should set corn every man for his own particular, and in that regard trust to themselves; in all other things to go on in the general way as before. And so assigned to every family a parcel of land, according to the proportion of their number, for that end, only for present use (but made no division for inheritance) and ranged all boys and youth under some family.

This had very good success, for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been by any means the Governor or any other could use, and saved him a great deal of trouble, and gave far better content. The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn; which before would allege weakness and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression.

Thus, the deadly madness of socialism was replaced with a pragmatic expression of two natural laws: 1. no person (and no group of persons, acting under whatever title or label or pretense it may) can rightfully dictate the disposal of the product of another's labor; and 2. no society can violate a natural law without suffering the harmful consequences. It was only then that the colony had its first bountiful harvest, for which the members properly gave thanks.

IT IS THE BENEFICIAL CONSEQUENCE of the Plymouth Rock Colony's epiphany concerning the destructive follies of socialism and the rewarding virtues of natural law that we have celebrated on Thanksgiving over the years. Here is William Bradford again, expressing the lesson taken by these ancestors of the American revolutionaries of a century-and-a-half hence:

The experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanity of that conceit of Plato's and other ancients applauded by some of later times; that the taking away of property and bringing in community into a commonwealth would make them happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God.

Needless to say, the experience of the Plymouth Rock Colony was firmly in the American memory at the time that our founding principles were spelled out. It is unsurprising that the colonists' hard-won wisdom deeply informs the Declaration of Independence, the principles enshrined in which are declared to be the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God.

It is unsurprising that the Articles of Confederation and our federal and various state Constitutions are constructed around the core principle that no government (which is, in theory, the agent of the community acting as a whole) has a claim of right to any property other than its own, or that which is produced by the exercise of its own unique prerogatives. The Plymouth Rock Colonists taught us the fatal folly of having things any other way.

THE VIRTUOUS LESSONS LEARNED by the Plymouth Rock Colony's near-disastrous experiment with a fancied and prideful "alternative" to the basic reality of natural law is well-worth the giving of thanks. So is the wisdom of our Founders in taking those lessons to heart and hardwiring them into our American legal structure.

With these things firmly in mind as the real reasons for celebration, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that it finds you all well, and leaves you all comfortably stuffed with the good food and good cheer for which this holiday is casually and warmly known.

But I also hope that you all dwell for a few minutes on the more sober aspects of this commemoration. I especially hope you see to it that your children understand the truth (rather than the warm fuzzy fictions that they have been taught in their government schools and through the mindless popular culture).

The real lessons of Thanksgiving are very important lessons. Our societal well-being depends on those lessons remaining embedded in our American consciousness and institutions.

It has been famously and wisely observed that those who allow themselves to be ignorant of history lessons are doomed to repeat them, and we don't want our children or grandchildren to have to repeat this one. The good Lord might not be so forgiving of their arrogance the second time around.

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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


Speaking Of "Taking A Shot"...

...as I did in the preceding article...

THE ALWAYS EXCELLENT CtC WARRIOR GREG SUTTON has taken a great shot at educating another of the many pundits who, like Jacob Hornberger discussed above, get lots of eyeball time talking about the income tax and related subjects while knowing nothing at all about the subject (and thus doing harm by spreading their own misunderstandings). In this case the pundit is Laurence Vance, and the column that prompted Greg's ministrations can be seen here.

In his column Vance natters on about federal unemployment insurance as though he is equipped to do so, while plainly having no clue about its actual legal character. Here is Greg, doing his civic duty in educating this fellow American about this very important subject:

Hey Laurence, there is an old adage that when reading and analyzing law there are three things that must be continually observed: context, context and context. And yes your article misses all three of them!

One of the first decisions of the Supreme Court noted that Federal jurisdiction was extremely limited. What type or class of employees or employers would fall within this very limited jurisdiction? Who can Congress tax, surtax, provide retirement benefits for, provide unemployment compensation benefits for, and otherwise generally regulate? Duh! Its own employees, employers, instrumentalities, contractors and anybody else that falls under the teeny weeny Federal umbrella. Can the states voluntarily join in the fun so that their employees, employers, instrumentalities, contractors etc. are covered under the partnership? The Supreme Court said yes in Stewart Machine. The court also noted that the employment and unemployment surtaxes to the general income tax were excises or privilege taxes just like the income tax they were appended to. So, under the Constitution only those who voluntarily engage in the exercise of federal privilege, of whatever sort, can these taxes and regulations apply.

This severe limitation of its applicability has confounded many a progressive legislator. The question was how to make it a universal tax without actually changing the law from that of an excise to that of a capitation or direct tax, which a universal tax on everything that comes in would be, without apportionment. In order to get the general populace on the privilege tax rolls they had to get them to sign up for a Federal privilege. That was the actual purpose of the felonious misapplication of the Social Security Act: to get everyone who signed up, be they actual Federal employees or employers or not, presumptively privileged. When withholding kicked in during WWII the government sent everyone who claimed to be an employer pursuant to the Social Security Act tax forms to begin withholding from themselves and their so-called employees. To get away with all these shenanigans and shut any naysayers up, the government and its intellectual camp-followers resorted to a claimed Constitutional authority.

This supposedly apparent authority was the 16th Amendment, which they claimed had allowed a capitation or direct income tax without apportionment. The desperation of this claim is measured by the fact that the Supreme Court in Brushaber in 1916 had specifically rejected this argument which had been popularized by progressive political economists and their adoring journalists during the ratification process of the 16th Amendment and after. The Supreme Court had taken this large bundle of appeals cases known as Brushaber to forever settle the issue of the purpose and scope of the 16th Amendment and the true nature of the income tax, to stop the flurry of litigation that the claims of these progressive political economists had brought. The Brushaber court decided unanimously that the income tax was an excise and was enforced as such, and further, that the purpose of the Amendment was to overturn the Pollock decision and the scope was to return the tax to what it was before the Pollock decision had exempted privileged income derived from the millions of acres of Federal land granted to the railroads to assist them with the financing of the building of the roads.

Unfortunately the scheme worked without a hitch. War is the health of the State after all. Everyone felt compelled to contribute to the new Paternal State and the proffered details of the authorities and methods used to accomplish this Fair Share ideal were never questioned. Until now.

I urge you to take a little time and learn the real truth about the income tax. I suggest you start here:


Best regards,

Gregory Sutton

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

-Ezra Pound

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I'm Delighted To Share CtC-Educated Victories For The Rule Of Law #s 248,001, 248,002, 248,003 and 248,004*

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

EMILY IN NEW YORK shares her federal victory for 2016, recovering everything withheld from her as both normal income tax and the FICA surtaxes during that year. Here are Emily's filed rebuttals, declarations and refund claim.

Here, too, is a scan of the ID challenge Emily had to deal with before getting her complete refund, with interest for the delay; and here is Emily's refund check:


DAVID CUSTER shares his Missouri counterpart to his earlier federal refund for 2016. David's claim against Missouri is notable for the state having at first balked, until being set straight by Dave's very detailed and crystal-clear response.

Twenty days after that response was mailed David received his notice that the state was standing down, and his check:


ED FROM PENNSYLVANIA shares a refund of a local mis-application of the tax:


And VINCENT AND SHELLY T.'s (quirky) notice of their latest victory for the rule of law is now posted:

 I say quirky because this notice declares only a victory-in-progress. Vincent and Shelly's claim was for the full amount listed in this notice ($17,026). The IRS acknowledges that the couple received no "wages" or "income" under any other name (and refunds the normal tax accordingly), but is still taking a shot at keeping the FICA surtaxes collected from them, even though those also only arise upon the receipt of "wages" everyone agrees were not received...

It's a shame that bad apples in the IRS sometimes make things difficult for good people like Vincent and Shelly. But of course, no sensible person expects liberty to always come easily.

ANYWAY, HATS OFF to Emily, David, Ed, Vincent and Shelly!

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.


Emily, David, Ed, Vincent and Shelly'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:


A Fine Presentation On The Pernicious Practice Of "Civil Asset Forfeiture"

Another excellent video by Jerry Day.

THE INVOCATION OF RIGHTS of which Jerry speaks can be found as a .pdf here. The large-scale solution to the legal and paradigmatic pollution within which things like "civil asset forfeiture" become normalized can be found here.

Say, wouldn't it be nice if Jerry Day were to do one of his excellent videos about the CtC suppression campaign? Sure would. Maybe those of you who know him should urge him to do so...

"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

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

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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:

Find this film on YouTube at youtu.be/K0CYo57I3ks


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

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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.


Get this flyer as a printable .pdf here

Get this flyer as a multi-piece printable .pdf here


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 Joe Black shares his testimony here. Tom Romin shares his testimony here. Greg Sutton shares his here. Enjoy Robert Harvey's testimony here. Joe'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.

FURTHER, ACTING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THAT deeply-known truth can NEVER legitimately qualify as any kind of a "tax crime", or for any penalties or fines. This is not only because what CtC teaches about the law and the tax is technically and legally correct, but also because all tax crimes are crimes of "intent" and all penalties rest for their legitimacy on "intent".

An educated filing in sincere accordance with what is known and believed to be true and correct cannot be lawfully treated as invalid, criminal or subject to penalty. Any effort by the state to claim otherwise is inherently corrupt.

Nor can any accurate and truthful filing be overcome by any lawful means, which is why the state is so focused on forcing Doreen to declare that she doesn't believe what CtC teaches, with the openly-declared hope that her doing so would discourage other Americans from acting on what they also believe.

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