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Current Events and Continuing Education for September 18 through October 1, 2017

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An important slice of American history everyone should know:

The Democrat Who Was Elected President By Republicans


On summer soldiering and sunshine patriotism...

So The Dog Might Growl. So What?!


The bad guys give us gifts that no one is using...

A Huge Opportunity Is Being Missed!


Another good reason to spread CtC's revelations:

The Danger Of Species Suicide


What's happening and what needs to happen:

Current Events And A Call To Action Or Two


Time for some push-back...

Have You Been Harassed By "Frivolous" Threats?


Have you heard a discouraging word?

The Truth About Trolleries


Other Voices

'The USS Liberty Wins One!'


Setting 'em straight:

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


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The most important question facing Americans today:

What Do The People Do About The Rogue State?


Guess what? There are only two possibilities:

You Either Stand Up For The Truth, Or You've Surrendered To The Lie


Spotlights on the past that help bring clarity to the present:

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


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Featured In This Update:

The Dangerous Allegations Of Idiots And Scoundrels


"Hey! It's A Free Country!"


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


Current Events


Regarding Daft And Despicable Deniers


Regarding State Group Membership


Project Paradigm-Shift


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!


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


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"There are two distinct classes of men...those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes."

- Thomas Paine

C'mon! CtC can't be right! You're crazy!

If CtC were actually right,

it would mean the government's been concealing and denying the truth for years on end,

and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is No Such Agency!)



Do you know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?


 I mean someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated, far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?


Do you know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fifteenth) edition of CtC!



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You can't understand the present if you don't understand the past...

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 25- In 1789, the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution) is submitted to the States for ratification.


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


"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams


Fear nothing but God


The Democrat Who Was Elected President By Republicans

Grover Cleveland was one of America's best presidents, and one with a unique electoral history.

I'M BETTING VERY FEW AMERICANS TODAY are much aware of Grover Cleveland. But we all should be. Cleveland's history is fascinating for the politics involved, and because he truly was an admirable president, far above the cut of those who have held that office since.

Furthermore, it was Cleveland who revived the income tax in 1894 after 22 years of dormancy, thus leading to the Pollock decision and, in turn, the Sixteenth Amendment. The reasons behind this sequence of events bust modern state-serving myths about the nature of the tax, and nicely illustrate its true nature.

CLEVELAND WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT TWICE, but not in succession, as in the case of all others who have held that office for more than a single term. Cleveland served as our 22nd and 24th president, being elected first in 1884, and then again in 1892.

In both elections Cleveland won both the electoral college vote and the popular vote. In the intervening 1888 election he again won the popular vote, but carried only 18 states to Benjamin Harrison's 20, thus being given a four-year hiatus before being called back to the Oval Office to fix all the damage Harrison would do.

In fact, Cleveland's mandate in both the 1884 and 1892 elections was, in very large part, the rescue of America from rampant government corruption. Crony capitalism had been the order of the day in DC from the early 1860s onward, when the Lincoln administration instituted Hamiltonian policies of protectionism, banking centralization and corporate subsidies known as the "American System". By 1884 the American people were very aware of the corruption and thoroughly sick of it.

A good example of the harmful mainstream Republican practices of the time is the notorious Crédit Mobilier scandal which broke into widespread public consciousness in 1872. In that particular affair, dozens of office-holders were revealed as having been bribed for years by national railroading interests which had in turn been receiving massive federal subsidies. Everyone involved had been getting filthy rich the whole time, with everyone else paying the bill, one way or another.

THE OVERT STENCH OF FEDERAL CORRUPTION was powerful enough that by the late 1860s a large contingent of Republicans began breaking away from the corrupt party mainstream. By 1872 these anti-corruption republicans had organized an alternative party called the Liberal Republicans (meaning "liberal" in the classic sense, known today as "libertarian").

The problems the Liberal Republicans emerged to address were so significant and entrenched that in the 1872 election the Democrat Party leadership nominated no candidate for president. Instead, their convention endorsed the Liberal Republican ticket, which they believed more likely to beat mainstream Republican Ulysses S. Grant than anyone the Democrats could run against him.

Unfortunately, the Liberal Republican's presidential nominee, newspaperman Horace Greeley, was not much to the liking of grassroots Democrats and many chose to simply stay home on election day. This gave Grant his second term, and the corruption continued (if not intensified).

IN 1876, MAINSTREAM REPUBLICAN Rutherford B. Hayes succeeded Grant. Hayes only took the office over his Democratic opponent Samuel Tilden in a dodgy contest in which it appears likely Hayes lost the popular vote (though the accuracy of vote-counting in the South leaves this impossible to know for certain) and in which he was assigned 20 electoral votes after the election by a majority-Republican commission.

Nonetheless, Hayes was himself nominated as a reform candidate with a reputation for honesty, reflecting the ongoing political significance of the ongoing institutionalized corruption in Washington. In fact, Hayes was only narrowly nominated over rival James Blaine, an alternative candidate much favored by the core mainstream party and widely seen as party to the corrupt practices leading to the Liberal Republicans breakaway of four years prior.

Hayes, in turn, having kept a pledge to not run for re-election, was succeeded by Republican James Garfield in 1880, and after Garfield's assassination the next year, by Garfield's Vice President, Chester Alan Arthur. Arthur, widely seen as corrupt to begin with, grew a bit in office, perhaps, but in no way satisfied the simmering demand for dramatic redress of popular grievance over the now decades-long institutionalized corruption of the federal government.

THIS BRINGS US TO GROVER CLEVELAND, the Democrat candidate for president in 1884. Cleveland, then the Governor of New York, had a deeply-rooted reputation for rigid honesty and Jeffersonian principles, both polar opposites of the Hamiltonian practices and policies in which Washington had been immersed for 22 years, and of which the American people were sick to death.

Against Cleveland, the Republican mainstream nominated Rutherford Hayes's corruption-tainted opponent for the nomination in 1876, James G. Blaine. As in 1872 with the breakaway of the Liberal Republicans, the prospect of Blaine gaining the presidency and perpetuating the evils infesting the federal government since the Lincoln regime took power (and which had been somewhat ameliorated, or at least taken off center stage, by the reformist-ish Hayes administration and, to a lesser degree, that of Arthur), the honest Republican grass-roots again revolted against the mainstream machine.

This time the breakaway Republicans called themselves "independents", rather than formally organizing as the "Liberal Republican Party", but were given the smear-label "mugwumps" by their mainstream Republican detractors. The expression is from an Algonquin Indian word roughly meaning "supercilious", and was meant as a chastisement for the reformists' high-minded rejection of the swamp in which the mainstream wallowed.

Come election day, the reformist Republican "mugwumps" turned out for Cleveland, who handily defeated Blaine in both the electoral college and the popular vote. In the end, while the Democratic Party support for the Liberal Republican candidate in 1872 failed to beat the corruption machine, Republican defections to the Democrat's candidate in 1884 finally did. A fine episode of true grass-roots power went into the history books.

I'M NOT GOING TO SPEND PIXELS HERE on a comprehensive discussion of Cleveland's practices and policies in office, as admirable as they generally were (including, just by way of illustration, a hard-line gold-standard, non-interventionist foreign policy, anti-protectionism, anti-publicly-financed charity-- on the grounds that the Constitution provides no authority for it-- and much else). It is enough for my purposes in this commentary to have made clear that Cleveland was elected in order to clean up Dodge, so to speak.

Grover Cleveland was chosen in the (sound) expectation that he would to the greatest degree possible unravel and remediate the crony capitalist, favored-interest protectionist, centralizing and subsidizing Hamiltonian corruption pervading Washington and all its doings. And so he did.

In 1888, Cleveland again won the popular vote nationwide, but lost the Electoral College vote due to a vote fraud engaged in by mainstream Republicans on behalf of their swamp candidate Benjamin Harrison which cost him Indiana's votes, and the effects of divisions within the Democratic party in New York over local politics.

SO, FROM 1889 through the election of 1892, Benjamin Harrison was in place to remind Americans why they had so badly wanted an honest Jeffersonian like Grover Cleveland in office. For the most part, Harrison was just another of the protectionist, favored-interest subsidizing, nest-feathering and crony-capitalist creatures that had controlled Washington for so many years before him.

In 1892, Cleveland was back, spanking Harrison by wide margins in both the popular vote and the electoral college. As in 1884, the primary impetus of voter support for Cleveland-- apart from just a general preference for an honest Constitutionalist as president-- was the mandate given him to drain the swamp, and that brings us to the 1894 revival of the income tax, the Pollock ruling, and the 16th Amendment.

Unlike any American president of the modern era, Grover Cleveland knew what is actually taxed under the American income tax laws-- private gains from the exploitation of public resources. Hence, his prompt revival of the 22-years-dormant United States income excise as a key tool in his swamp-draining program.

After all, the problem Cleveland was there to fix was the profligate delivery of public-resource benefits to "connected" private interests (and the reciprocal delivery of private profits from the exploitation of those public resources to the corrupt, enabling public-office-holders). It was because Cleveland knew that the income excise falls only on activities and gains of this exact kind, and not on the earnings of the non-exploiting class of Americans who had entrusted him with his office, that he chose the income tax as his tool of reform.

SADLY, IT WAS IMMEDIATELY UPON the implementation of the revived tax that Charles Pollock, a stockholder in the national-railroading investment house of Farmer's Loan & Trust went to court to block the pre-distribution application of the tax to his excise-qualified dividends. Pollock's argument that a tax on his dividends amounted to a tax on his personal-property stock, and was therefore really a property tax requiring apportionment, prevailed in the Supreme Court.

As a result of the Pollock decision, Grover Cleveland's effort to reduce the incentives for crony capitalism failed. But only for the moment.

It was the Pollock court's thwarting of Cleveland's excise-solution to corruption that generated a clamor for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to override Pollock and again revive the dormant income tax. In 1913, that's precisely (and exclusively) what happened, as nicely summarized by Treasury Department legislative draftsman F. Morse Hubbard in testimony to Congress in 1943:

[T]he amendment made it possible to bring investment income within the scope of the general income-tax law, but did not change the character of the tax. It is still fundamentally an excise or duty..."

SO, LET'S TRY TO REMEMBER the excellent Grover Cleveland. He was a great president, and his story nicely illuminates the real nature of the income tax and the Sixteenth Amendment by which it was restored to the American people as a proper damper on political corruption when properly understood and administered.


Here's a video related to the article above:

Those interested can learn how Cleveland's Supreme Court picks ensured the proper construction of the Sixteenth Amendment against post-adoption efforts to defeat it and re-instate the Pollock decision's shield against taxation of privileged gains here.

The complete story of the Sixteenth Amendment can be seen here.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 26- In 1777, British troops occupy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In 1789, Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State.  In 1960, the first televised presidential debate takes place, between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.


Is A Snarling Dog All It Takes To Rob You Of Your Rights?

The law is plain, whether the state wants to obey it or not.

I HAD A STRANGE EXPERIENCE last week. I was giving a presentation on some very revealing judicial frauds which have been deployed to help conceal the truth about the income tax (and which thereby unmistakably admit and emphasize that liberating truth to anyone with the sense of a ten-year-old). During the Q&A after the presentation someone said something like, "But don't they [meaning agents of government] come after people who act on what you say is true about the tax?"

What a head-shaking moment!

I had to wonder first of all if my interlocutor had actually been there for the presentation I had just made (a version of which can be seen here). What I say is true about the tax??!!

The entire hour-long presentation that had JUST ENDED was of what the Supreme Court, Congress, the executive branch, and private-sector experts expressly and monolithically say about the tax, and lies about those pronouncements by several appellate court judges and the IRS in recent years. There wasn't one word in the whole thing of what I say about the tax, except my opinion that it's better that the tax be administered in strict accordance with the law as declared by the Supreme Court, rather than in a sneaky way by which governments capture more revenue than they otherwise would.

I HAD TO WONDER, SECOND OF ALL, just what country I was in.

Leaving aside the bizarre suggestion that all the authorities I had quoted in the presentation were instead my own words, my questioner appeared to be saying something along the lines of, "Even if this is all true about the tax, what does it matter if the state is going to punish you for acting on it anyway?"

As Thomas Jefferson said, while condemning the moral defects underlying the institutionalization of slavery, "I tremble for my country when I  reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever." Likewise, I tremble for my country when I am given reason to imagine that some Americans are so timid in their self-respect as to deem their rights and their rule of law to have substance only so long as the state cares to honor them.

God is just, as Jefferson says, and those who do not set great store by the rights with which He has endowed them-- or which even simple reason itself reveals that they must have-- and who will not stand to assert and defend those rights, sooner or later are doomed to the hell on earth of tyrannical, unrestrained government.

ANYWAY, THIS QUESTION PROMPTED ME to want to share with everyone the expressions of some of the tens of thousands of real Americans who DO set proper store by their rights (and who make clear, by the way, what actually DOES happen when one acts in accordance with what the tax laws actually say...). Enjoy, be inspired and be uplifted by these true Americans:

Don La Vigne, Tony Jackson, Todd Ryan, Forrest Anderson, John Gartner, Brian Harriss, Joe Black, Darren Williams, Arron Reeves, Jeremy Lee, Guy Placencio, Andrew MacTaggart, Joe H., Robert Harvey, Kennard van Camp, Greg Sutton, Tim Kendrick, Christine Schrock, Brady Ness, Barry Sullivan, George Luniv, Brian Farmer, Greg Belcher, Patrick Hart and Ryan Latila, Gary Meissner, Abbott Morgan, Val Smithson, Sandor Bors, Erik Segelstrom, The Mystery Lady, Matt Zelina, Ralph Romano, Rod Schimdt, Tom Romin, Glenn H., Ms. B., Paul Smith, Patrick Mooney, Derek Cushman, Brendan Trainor, James Lambert, Graham Zelt, John Arthur and Bill Henggeler. A very share-friendly compilation of some of these testimonials and comments can be found here.

 P. S.  WHERE'S YOUR VIDEO??!! See this for guidance.

P. P. S. See more correction of the "...they just come after you..." nonsense here, here and here.

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A Huge Opportunity Is Being Missed!

The bad guys hand us weapons, but no one is using them.

ALTHOUGH FEW REALIZE IT, the chief thing keeping people from learning CtC's revelations are lies posted around the internet and injected into the minds of legal professionals, CPAs and others. These lies include things like, "CtC-educated filings are subject to "frivolous return" penalties." "Hendrickson was convicted..." "Hendrickson's wife was convicted..." "Courts have ruled against what CtC teaches...'

Assertions like these are all outrageous misrepresentations, of course. They make me imagine 17th century assertions from the pulpit that because Galileo was found guilty and punished by Church officials in connection with his astronomical observations and conclusions, those observations and conclusions must be wrong (and he must be a Very Bad Man, too).

These misrepresentations have their most harmful effect on the media, keeping those in that business from paying attention to what actually is the most remarkable and important story any journalist will have seen in his or her life. As a matter of professional practices, these folks go straight to "official sources" when first impelled to look into things like CtC, and get the eyewash at full strength.

HOWEVER, AS OBNOXIOUS AS LIES ALWAYS ARE, they are also always two-edged swords, available to the thoughtful and diligent for making deep slices into the backsides of those who purvey them. This is because revealed lies serve as powerful expressions of the truth they are meant to conceal.

For the last two-and-a-half years I have been assembling exposés of many of the lies relied-upon by the "ignorance tax" schemers to turn people away from the only exit from their matrix. These exposés, which debunk the misleading assertions mentioned above, are the most effective tools-- weapons, really-- that any of us will ever have with which to add weight to the stake already inching toward the vampire's breast.

The exposure of lies which have been resorted-to in the circumstances of this lot is powerfully-persuasive evidence of the truths they were meant to conceal, even to people unwilling to learn about those truths directly!

Here is a selection of exposures, in no particular order:


Get really familiar with these lies and then be creative. Write articles and posts referencing these tools and explaining their significance. Fill the internet with a million points of light fueled by these ugly little points of darkness.

Remember, teaching others the accurate truth about the tax is JOB ONE!!! Nothing else will lead to victory of the Leviathan vampire, and the victory to which it will lead will seem a near paradise compared to the current degenerate state of our beloved America.

"To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions (is) a very dangerous doctrine indeed and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.”

-Thomas Jefferson


"We must snatch the present moment, and employ it well, without too much solicitude for the future, and content ourselves with reflecting that our part is performed. He that waits for an opportunity to do much at once, may breathe out his life in idle wishes, and regret, in the last hour, his useless intentions, and barren zeal."

-Samuel Johnson

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 27- In 1787, the revision of the Articles of Confederation, under the new name "The United States Constitution", is delivered to the states for ratification.  In 1821, Mexico gains its independence from Spain.  In 1964, the Warren Commission releases its report, declaring that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone as the assassin of John F. Kennedy, using a magic bullet.  In 1979, the U.S. Department of Education comes into existence.


Vladimir Putin recently more-or-less announced in a press conference, "If you arm the neo-Nazis who you helped overthrow the elected government of Ukraine in 2014, we will arm the Taliban, and perhaps others in similar circumstances."

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

So, more than ever...


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

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

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

Really, it's this simple:

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

Spread CtC's revelations like wild-fire.

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Current Events And A Call To Action Or Two

My latest speaking schedule, and much more.

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

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

*Here's a sample formulation for sharing:

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

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

ON OCTOBER 4, I'll be speaking to the Washtenaw County Libertarian Party, in Scio Twp., Michigan. Contact Jim Hudler at (734) 475-9792 for more information.

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


A call to action

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

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

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

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

Click on the name below for contact info:

Jeff Sessions

Paul Ryan

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

Your representative

Your senators

Your state legislators

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

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

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

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

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

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

SIGN THE PETITION YOU'LL FIND HERE. This one is addressed to Paul Ryan, in his capacity as Speaker of the House. If Ryan fails to act, it will be delivered to every member of Congress (and the media).

We will discover if any of these office-holders retain a shred of respect for the rule of law, and if so, who they are. Those whom we discover do not will go on the list of people needing to be shorn of their positions of trust and honor.

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

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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CtC Warrior Richard Bristol has produced a nice little wake-up tool that puts the matter well: Even an 8-year-old can understand the truth about the tax by just doing a little study. See it and share it.


On Criminal Complaints For Filing False IRs

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



What Is Paid For By The "Ignorance Tax"


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The corruption of our political office-holders;

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

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

  • Agricultural price supports raising the cost of our food;

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

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

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

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

  • The militarization of our local police;

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

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

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

  • And on, and on, and on...

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

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

  • A corrupt judiciary;

  • The systematic erosion of the rule of law;

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

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

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

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

  • And on, and on, and on.

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

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

Be an alarm clock.

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

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

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

-James Madison



Thank goodness the sun is now shining...


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


A Review of CtC by Derek Cushman

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


Regarding Trolleries

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



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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Illuminating Anniversaries:

September 28- In 1066, the Norman conquest of England begins.  In 1781, American Revolutionary forces begin the siege of Yorktown, Virginia.  In 1928, penicillin-- the first antibiotic-- is discovered.  In 1971, the United Kingdom criminalizes the medicinal use of marijuana.


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:






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

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



True American Don La Vigne Testifies And Shares Victories For Liberty And The Rule Of Law

...as every American should...

EDUCATED AMERICAN GROWN-UP DON LA VIGNE has stood up and acted to enforce the law upon its domestic enemies-- or, at least, upon agencies of the state whose operators seem to happily exploit ignorance and mis-apply the law at every chance for their personal benefit. Get inspired and encouraged by Don's video sharing his spirit, his testimony and his victories:

Find more testimonial videos here, and please, people, share these around as widely as you can. To learn what, how and why to share your own testimony (with or without mere practical victories to go along with the far more important spiritual victories that are the real heart of CtC), click here.

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Two Simple Questions For Every Silent "Alt-Media" Journalist

The silence of these folks is the liberation bottleneck. Maybe this'll help, if enough people ask...

HERE'S A SIMPLE QUESTION: The income tax is, and always has been, an excise tax on privilege. This is established beyond any controversy whatever by repeated Supreme Court rulings, the words of the related laws, and, since 2003, by hundreds of thousands of acknowledgements by federal and state tax agencies.

You, like most folks, have been fooled into inadvertently agreeing that your economic activities are exercises of privilege, thereby allowing the tax to be applied to your earnings. Why is this so hard for you to admit?

HERE'S ANOTHER SIMPLE QUESTION: You and everyone else being fooled into agreeing that your economic activities are privileged and thereby allowing them to be taxed is what enables the flow of wealth that finances all the bad things done by the state of which you complain in every column. Why is this so hard for you to admit?

I GUESS THESE ACTUALLY LEAD TO A THIRD SIMPLE QUESTION: If you really feel that all these things of which you complain are so bad, why are you not helping more Americans understand the true nature of the tax and the ill effects of it being misunderstood and misapplied?


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

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

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

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

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

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


The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

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


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

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

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

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

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



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

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If you're working on one, and just getting stonewalled or speed-bumped, you can still be recognized! Go here to learn what to do.

Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

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


Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free' commentaries?

Set Your Church Free

Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's ministerial community. This must change.

YYou're a passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular contributions of fuel from the passengers to keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable waterfall ahead, and note a soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger each day. What does common sense suggest?


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Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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


Illuminating Anniversaries:

September 29- In 1916, John D. Rockefeller becomes the world's first billionaire.  In 1966, the Chevy Camaro hits the road.  In 1982, the first of what will be seven victims dies in Chicago from ingesting poisoned Tylenol capsules.  In 2004, the privately-built craft 'SpaceShipOne performs a successful flight into space.  In 2008, the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day drop in its history.


Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word?

SKEPTICISM (SOMETIMES INVOKED BY FEAR) IS TO BE EXPECTED when you're trying to explain to someone that everything they've been encouraged their whole lives to believe about something as entrenched and significant as the income tax is basically nonsense. So here's a way to help cut through the resistance:

Ask your listener how he or she would react if you were to show an announcement from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue admitting that the tax doesn't apply to the earnings of most Americans and is misapplied most of the time because people don't understand how it works? Or how about if you showed a ruling from the Supreme Court saying the same?

Now you just have to explain that you're going to show exactly those things-- but because the state really doesn't want people to know this, these things haven't been said quite as forthrightly as we would all wish. It's going to take a bit more work to take these admissions in than is sufficient for just reading a press release. But it'll be worth the effort...


The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool families and community groups, your neighbors, your family members, your pastors and co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs, members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth movement, other activist movements and everyone else, you have only yourself to blame for your troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which you might complain. It's on you.

WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI (weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

-Thomas Jefferson


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Real Americans don't accommodate fog, lies and a sliding scale of adherence to the rule of law. Real American men and women stand up for the truth and the law, come what may, knowing that it is only by setting the bar at the top and enforcing it, come what may, that liberties are secured.


"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated."

-Thomas Paine




ONLY ONE THING WILL WIN YOU YOUR LIBERTY: Spreading the truth. Accordingly, I've assembled outreach resources into a new, dedicated page. Find it here, and please, USE THESE TOOLS!! I can't do this all by myself. 

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

-George Orwell


Test YoTest Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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-James Madison

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The USS Liberty Wins One!

The American Legion finally calls for a congressional inquiry.

by Philip Giraldi

On June 8th 1967 the United States Navy intelligence ship the U.S.S. Liberty was attacked in international waters by aircraft and vessels belonging to Israel. Thirty-four sailors, Marines and civilians were killed in the attack. The deliberate Israeli air and sea onslaught sought to sink the clearly identified intelligence gathering ship and kill all its crew. It was in truth the worst attack ever carried out on a U.S. Naval vessel in peace time. In addition to the death toll, 171 more of the crew were wounded in the two-hour assault, which was clearly intended to destroy the intelligence gathering vessel operating in international waters collecting information on the ongoing fighting between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The Israelis, whose planes had their Star of David markings covered up so Egypt could be blamed, attacked the ship repeatedly from the air and with torpedo boats from the sea. When one Israeli pilot hesitated, refusing to attack what was clearly an American ship, he was instructed to proceed anyway.

Most Americans are completely unaware that a United States naval vessel was once deliberately targeted and nearly sunk by America’s “greatest friend and ally” Israel. The attack was followed by a comprehensive cover-up that demonstrated clearly that at least one president of the United States even back nearly fifty years ago valued his relationship with the state of Israel above his loyalty to his own country.

The most disgusting part of the tale relates to how U.S. warplanes sent to the Liberty’s aid from an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean were called back by Defense Secretary Robert McNamara acting under orders from President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who declared that he would rather see the ship go to the bottom of the sea than embarrass his good friend Israel. Ironically, the first ship to reach the foundering Liberty and offer assistance was from the Soviet Union, an offer that was declined.

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NOW CONSIDER: Aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do the only thing that will restrain those in -on-the-Potomac from fastening more dysfunction upon us all by ll by taking control of how much of YOUR WEALTH facilitates government misbehavior?

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


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

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith


The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie


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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 30-  In 1882, Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant begins operation (in Appleton, Wisconsin).  In 1901, a patent is issued for the vacuum cleaner.  In 1927, Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of that season, setting a new record.  In 1935, the Hoover Dam is dedicated.  In 1954, the first nuclear-powered vessel is commissioned-- the USS Nautilus.  In 1986, Mordecai Vanunu, the man who revealed details of a covert Israeli nuclear weapons program to the British press, is kidnapped in Italy by Israeli agents.

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

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

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And don't miss:

Was Grandpa Really a Moron

picks up where 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About The Income Tax' leaves off.

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CtC-Educated Lawyers: It's Way Past Time For You All To Queue Up!

[Y]ou really need to familiarize yourself with Pete Hendrickson's absolutely magnificent work at his website and in his book(s). He has, brilliantly and lucidly, "cracked the code" regarding the federal income EXCISE tax(es)."

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-John O'Neil Green, JD


“Thanks again for your efforts, Pete. They mean an awful lot to a lot of people.” “…as an attorney, I am humbled by your knowledge and ability in navigating the law. THANK YOU for your hard work and sacrifice.”

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IGNORANCE TAX: An unnecessary exaction suffered out of ignorance as to its lawful objects and the means of its application by someone too lazy, frightened or misled to learn how it really works and to what it really applies.  See "Income Tax", "Social Security Tax", "Medicare Tax" and "Federal Unemployment Tax".

"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson







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More Than Two Thirds Of The Several States That Collect "Income" Taxes Have Now Acknowledged The Truth About The Law As Revealed In CtC, And Have Issued Complete Refunds Accordingly!  See The Following Chart...





(How our forefathers responded to arrogant "Rule of Law defiers"...)





“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer


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The Willingness Of Some People To Trade Liberty For Convenience Is Without Limit

Some Observations About Current Political Efforts To Evade The Truth, Such As The "Fair Tax" Scheme


Regarding "Tax Reform"


"Taxes are not raised to carry on wars, wars are raised to carry on taxes."

-Thomas Paine


Where To Find Things On This Site


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


Honest Cops Agree




Films That Belong In Every Home Library


Ever Wonder How Much An Unrestrained FedState Would Like To Tap You For?





Warrior David Larson shares this beautiful little farce, wryly observing that, "Depositors have "..not lost one penny.." - OK we could agree on that simple statement  ..how about the purchasing power of that same penny 'not lost'?"


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics






Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 1- In 1800, Spain cedes Louisiana to France.  In 1908, Ford Model T's go on sale at $825.  In 1910, the Los Angeles Times building is destroyed by a bomb set by Ironworkers union members upset at the position of the paper on unionization. It was one of many similar bombings during that period (more than 100), but perhaps the most dramatic, with 21 dead and scores more injured. No anti-terrorism measures gutting the Constitution were enacted, and yet life went on.  In 1928, the Soviet Union introduces its first "Five Year Plan" for the bureaucratic control of the national economy.  In 1946, the "Nuremburg Trials" of Nazi leaders for engaging in wars of aggression come to a close with death sentences for most of the defendants.


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Last Word

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

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution


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About The Author

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

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

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

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

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

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

© All written and graphic material on this page and website are copyrighted by Peter E. Hendrickson, unless otherwise attributed.