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Current Events and Continuing Education for October 31 through November 13, 2016

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

-James Madison


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My Vote For Scalia's Seat: Alex Kozinski Of The Ninth Circuit


Features in this edition:

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Clarifying the message of the moment

Word To President-Elect Trump


Some great opportunities await good journalists

Pointers For Pundits


Clarifying the message of the moment

A Few Observations About The Upcoming Election


Even as yet another federal judge condemns the orders made to her,

Doreen's Petition Has Been Denied


Time for some push-back...

Have You Been Harassed By "Frivolous" Threats?


Have you heard a discouraging word?

The Truth About Trolleries


Other Voices

'Hillary Clinton And The Chain Of Command At Waco'


Setting 'em straight:

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


Either use your rights, or lose your rights

I Stand With Doreen- Updated


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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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My interview by Lana Lotkeff for Radio 3Fourteen can be found here.


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Featured In This Update:

Hold That Bus!


Are There No Experienced Lawyers Who Respect The Rule Of Law?


Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign


A New Video Exposing Government Lies About CtC


Regarding State Group Membership


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


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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 (fourteenth) 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:

November 7- In 1893, the right of women to vote is recognized in Colorado.  In 1916, Jeanette Rankin of Montana becomes the first woman in the U.S. Congress.  In 1921, Italy's National Fascist Party is founded.  In 1931, the Chinese Soviet Republic-- Mao Zedong's regional precursor to the People's Republic of China, is proclaimed in Jiangxi province.  In 1967, Carl Stokes becomes the first black mayor of a major American city, winning that post in Cleveland, Ohio.  In 1967, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is established.  In 1973, Congress overrides President Richard Nixon's veto of the 'War Powers Resolution', which limits the president's power to conduct military activities without congressional approval.  In 1983 a bomb is detonated in the U.S. Senate in protest over United States military adventures in Grenada and Lebanon.  In 1989, Virginian Douglas Wilder becomes the first black elected governor of an American state.  In 2000, the contested election resulting in a United States Supreme Court intervention and the eventual declaration of George W. Bush as the President of the United States takes place.

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


Word To President-Elect Trump

CONGRATULATIONS! Now comes the serious part.

As you make your plans over the next few months prior to taking office, I hope you'll keep firmly in mind that you don't "drain the swamp" by putting swamp creatures into positions of power and responsibility. As you consider people for your cabinet you must eschew everyone aligned or associated with the policies of the status quo which we just rejected.

We elected you to execute that rejection. We want no more welfare state, and no more warfare state, and this means no Chris Christie; no Rudy Giuliani; no neo-cons, no big-government types, no "terrorism" floggers, no "made" men or women of any kind in any office of trust and power.

By picking you, the American people just un-made the "made" thing. Please keep this firmly in mind going forward.

BUT NOT TO WORRY! You have plenty of good "un-made" people to pick from. Let me suggest a few: For State think about Pat Buchanan. For Defense there's James H. Webb, Jr.  For Treasury, Ron Paul (or David Stockman if Paul declines due to age). For CIA Director there's Philip Giraldi. For Homeland Security, ABOLISH THIS HYDRA.

How about Larry Klayman for Attorney General? Maybe Fred Smith, Jr., to head the EPA? Consider John Taylor Gatto for the Department of Education.

I'll post more suggestions over the next few days. Check here regularly.

I know your own people will have lists for you, too, but be wary on that front. Too many of "your people" have ended up being "their people" over the past year-- that is, swamp creatures.

Keep your eyes clear and your bs detector on full power. Focus on what you promised-- draining the swamp. You can do it.

Word To The CtC Community

BREXIT. DONALD TRUMP elected to the White House. The Cubbies taking the World Series. A Clinton or two on the road to prison.

Does anyone still doubt that we are in a transformational moment? Don't doubt it. We are.

The status-quo house of cards is reeling and rocking like it has not done even once for a moment in the 75 years of systematic, institutionalized misapplication of the income tax. Now is the time to stand up and make things happen, people.

I URGE YOU ALL to re-visit and re-read the words posted here. Do what you are asked to do there.

Visit this page, too, and go full-bore at spreading the word directly.

It IS a transformational moment. It's a Restore the Republic moment. The principles of CtC are a necessary component of that restoration, and it is up to us to see to it that this is understood across America.

The bad guys are reeling and rocking. Let's us get rocking and rolling.


So, Did You Fear A President Clinton? Do You Fear A President Trump?

You ought to dread either one...

IF THERE HAS BEEN ONE POSITIVE CONSEQUENCE of this latest election cycle, it is that a whole lot of Americans have been awakened to the fact that power in the hands of public officials is dangerous! Whichever anyone's choice of the lesser evil might be, the other evil on offer has starkly painted into his mind the perils of modern state power falling into undeserving hands.

Generally, in past elections, opposition to the "other guy"-- the pick preferred by other folks but not you-- has hinged on policy issues. Though sometimes heatedly defended or assailed, and though often concerning important matters, the issues have generally been taken at one or another level of "academic" consideration.

This year "position" and "opposition" have been on a self-preservation level. Whether you're for Clinton or Trump, you view the choice as one on which your very survival might depend.

Being unable to tell today how it's going to turn out in December (when the actual election takes place), everyone has experienced a very cold feeling in the pit of the stomach from the thought that it might go the wrong way. That feeling of imminent dire peril is the gift of the remarkable 2016 presidential race.

This year, for the first time, a lot of Americans are really, truly learning that to facilitate the near-Satanic power of the unrestrained state is to hang a Sword of Damocles over their own heads, and those of their children.

As P.J. O'Rourke wittily and accurately said, "Giving money and power to politicians is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." I'll add what is clearly implied but what I suspect many folks hadn't really realized until this year-- you and your kids are strapped into the back seat of that car.

SO, LOTS OF FOLKS ARE REALLY GETTING THE MESSAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME that power in political hands is bad, stupid, dangerous. What we in the CtC community must do is help these folks-- our friends, family and acquaintances-- recognize the necessary solution to this now-understood grave threat: STOP GIVING THEM THE GAS!!!

We in the CtC community must seize the moment. We must make a big push right now to show those about whom we care that it is their right and their duty to learn and declare the truth on every tax-related instrument they sign.

At the same time, we must show those we love that learning and declaring the truth on every tax-related instrument-- and thereby cutting off the excessive fuel-supply to the state-- is their only real hope for safety. Otherwise there will always be a Leviathan plenty big enough to destroy them at best waiting in the wings for one dicey election to go the wrong way and bring the nightmare to life.

A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO a statist thug made the observation that a crisis should never be allowed to go to waste. In his case he meant that a crisis should be used to grow the state and fasten it ever-more firmly on the American people.

But that sword cuts both ways. This time, how about the good guys capitalize on the crisis and use it to shrink the state?

Let's not forget, the "Cracking the Code" community has always also been the "Restore the Republic" community. So, CtC2RtR (#CtC2RtR)! That has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

NOTE: Click on Saruman's evil mug in the image above to see how the spread of CtC's revelations will act to RtR.

NOTE II: To get an idea of who you should fear more, Trump or Clinton, and who you should do your best to ensure does NOT win on November 8, see my "Observations On The Upcoming Election" posted further down on this page.

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A Very F-bomb Laden But Nonetheless Worthwhile Commentary

Viewer discretion is advised, but the expostulations in this video are merited


Pointers For Pundits

Focusing on the facts makes for great journalism.

AS USUAL, COME THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR there will be a three-and-a-half month period in which many articles will be written about the income tax in the mainstream media. Every single one will suffer from mistaken information about the subject.

Debunking, correcting and forestalling the promulgation of the misinformation is a public good, and its own reward. But doing so also offers opportunities for some worthwhile articles.

FOR INSTANCE, two hundred (or two thousand) articles will be written by MSM and "alt-media" hacks in which it is asserted or implied that the income tax began with the adoption of the 16th Amendment in 1913. Every such article will be wrong in this regard, and some enterprising pundit is thus presented with a great opportunity to capture a lot of eyes by focusing attention on this bizarrely-ubiquitous error.

After all, the facts are clear and unmistakable. No one can plausibly claim to know enough about the tax to write on the subject while not knowing that the tax began in 1862 and the 16th Amendment merely closed a loophole affecting only two applications of the tax-- to taxable dividends and rent-- temporarily opened by the Supreme Court in an 1895 ruling in Pollock v. Farmer's Loan & Trust.

As Treasury Department legislative draftsman F. Morse Hubbard summarizes the amendment’s effect for Congress in hearing testimony in 1943, with language making clear that the amendment merely closed the Pollock loophole and allowed the pre-existing tax to resume as it had operated before 1895:

"[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..."

Here are summaries by Cornell and Harvard of a unanimous Supreme Court ruling (Brushaber v. Union Pacific RR Co., 240 U.S. 1 (1916)) in response to a challenge to the resumption of the tax under a post-amendment enactment which argued that the amendment provided for a new tax (and one which was direct and yet  unapportioned):

"The Amendment, the [Supreme] court said, judged by the purpose for which it was passed, does not treat income taxes as direct taxes but simply removed the ground which led to their being considered as such in the Pollock case, namely, the source of the income. Therefore, they are again to be classified in the class of indirect taxes to which they by nature belong."

Cornell Law Quarterly, 1 Cornell L. Q. 298 (1915-16)

"In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., Mr. C. J. White, upholding the income tax imposed by the Tariff Act of 1913, construed the Amendment as a declaration that an income tax is "indirect," rather than as making an exception to the rule that direct taxes must be apportioned."

Harvard Law Review, 29 Harv. L. Rev. 536 (1915-16)

Legislative Attorney of the American Law Division of the Library of Congress Howard M. Zaritsky in his 1979 Report No. 80-19A, entitled 'Some Constitutional Questions Regarding the Federal Income Tax Laws', put it this way:

"The Supreme Court, in a decision written by Chief Justice White, first noted that the Sixteenth Amendment did not authorize any new type of tax, nor did it repeal or revoke the tax clauses of Article I of the Constitution, quoted above.  Direct taxes were, notwithstanding the advent of the Sixteenth Amendment, still subject to the rule of apportionment…"

The Supremes repeated themselves many times over the years, just to be sure no one missed the message, for example:

"The Sixteenth Amendment, although referred to in argument, has no real bearing and may be put out of view. As pointed out in recent decisions, it does not extend the taxing power to new or excepted subjects..."

Peck v. Lowe, 247 U.S. 165 (1918)

"[T]he settled doctrine is that the Sixteenth Amendment confers no power upon Congress to define and tax as income without apportionment something which theretofore could not have been properly regarded as income." 

Taft v. Bowers, 278 US 470, 481 (1929)

"[T]he sole purpose of the Sixteenth Amendment was to remove the apportionment requirement for whichever incomes were otherwise taxable. 45 Cong. Rec. 2245-2246 (1910); id. at 2539; see also Brushaber v. Union Pacific R. Co., 240 U. S. 1, 240 U. S. 17-18 (1916)"

So. Carolina v. Baker, 485 U.S. 505 (1988)

And just to put the icing on this cake, look at the derivation tables published by Congress showing the enactments of which today's income tax is comprised, a huge portion of which pre-date the 16th Amendment.

Thus, anyone writing about the tax-- in the media or, for that matter, in the "tax honesty" community or any other venue-- who fails to acknowledge the true origin of the tax long pre-dating the 16th Amendment is simply lying. They are either lying deliberately about the tax, or lying in their pretense of knowing the subject.

THE QUESTION OF WHY THE STATE VIGOROUSLY ENCOURAGES that lie about the origin of the tax-- so much so that it has become part of our modern American historical mythology-- will make for some good journalism by anyone who knows the answer.* But even properly snarky (or skeptical) articles focusing on nothing but the fact that it IS misinformation, and yet vigorously encouraged to the point of near-universal embrace, will be good and useful journalism.

Quality in journalism, after all, doesn't rely on having answers. Quality in journalism only requires asking the right questions.


*The falsehood that today's income tax began in 1913 obscures the fact that what qualifies as "income" for purposes of the tax was actually established decades before the 16th Amendment, in a context that sharply clarifies the meaning of the term. It is that old definition-- gains from the conduct of privileged activities, as required in the imposition of the indirect excise that the tax was created to be-- that was used in writing and ratifying the amendment.

That old definition controls the meaning and effect of the 16th amendment (thereby allowing the otherwise inherently conflicting co-existence of the amendment and the un-repealed and unmodified pair of Constitutional provisions requiring apportionment for all capitations and other direct taxes, as was relied upon by the unanimous Brushaber court in upholding the resumption of the income tax in 1913). That old definition also controls the scope and limitations of the income tax today-- limitations the modern state very much wishes Americans to misunderstand. Learn the whole subject here.


NOTE: This is the first of what will be an occasional series of "Pointers for Pundits". I hope everyone finds them inspiring and writes article after article!

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A Few Observations About The Upcoming Election

The real "abide by" question; voting felons; the original email thing and the new one; more...

ISN'T THE REAL QUESTION: Will Hillary abide by the outcome of the election? Somehow that one doesn't get asked by the media (which is frantic at this point to thwart the Trump candidacy, in very reasonable fear that if elected, Trump will break up the half-dozen media conglomerates which the Bill Clinton administration allowed to take control of nearly everything seen and heard by most Americans).


WHY ON EARTH WOULD ANYONE IMAGINE that the 200,000 felons whose right to vote is being recognized by Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe will favor Hillary Clinton?! Word to the world-- felons have more reasons than most to disfavor the mega-state.

In fact, felons have a demonstrated antipathy toward the kind of dictatorial government Hillary promises to maintain. And they didn't become feminists in the Graybar Hotel.


I DEARLY HOPE THAT WHOEVER IS ACTUALLY RESPONSIBLE for sending all the damning DNC and Clinton-and-crony emails to Wikileaks comes forward soon. I especially hope this happens before November 8.

Until that whistleblower comes forward, the Clintonistas will continue to get mileage with daft and disengaged Americans by flogging the "Russians did it!" nonsense. This trope is a three-fer that not only distracts from the content of the leaked material but serves as visceral Clinton-favoring suggestions that a foreign power (which the Obama regime has been assiduously working to demonize) is behind Clinton's opponent, and that Trump needs the help because he lacks support from actual American voters.

Look at all those Russians!

But pre-November 8 is the big thing. If no one has been established as the source of the revelations before then, it will be on that morning that the Obama people will make a big announcement of some sort of confirmation of Russian responsibility, and that will make a difference in turn-out.


ONE THING ABOUT THE FBI HANDLING of the Clinton email case that has been most obnoxious is the agency's dodges around the "Why?" issue. In fact, it was the refusal to face reality on this point that served as the rationale for declining to prosecute in July.

Remember, FBI Director Comey averred that he was unable to ascribe evil intent to Clinton, pretending that she was just a big ol' doofus who didn't even realize that what she did was illegal. (This without regard to the impropriety of the FBI making any kind of recommendation or decision of this kind in the first place; and with no comment about the fact that this rationale leaves us with the proposition that while this candidate for president is not a deliberate felon it is only due to being too stupid to qualify.)

The "just a dumbass" rationale for declining to prosecute was and is absolutely ridiculous. This is both because Clinton, for all her faults, is anything but dumb, and because she absolutely had plausible evil reasons for sequestering her email exchanges away from non-complicit eyes in government (of which there still are a few here and there), while stupidity is NOT a plausible reason for not using the freely-available, already operational and completely convenient government servers.

Plainly, Clinton deployed expensive private servers in order to conceal the uses to which the emails were put, and the total content of the exchanges in which they were involved. No "smoking gun" is needed to make this case-- the otherwise inexplicable act of setting up the private servers is itself evidence of criminal intent, especially underscored as it is by the deletion of all those private-server email exchanges.

BTW, Comey's announcement Friday of a resumption of the email investigation should be viewed with a cautious eye. It may be that this is a subtle ploy.

I can imagine an announcement on November 7 that the new scrutiny turned up no wrongdoing.  This will be taken by many (and used by the Clinton cabal) as reason to say, "See? All that talk about Hillary's emails was just a bunch of political mudslinging by that bombastic Donald Trump!" Many (those with short memories or who never were really paying attention) will be led to see this as a complete vindication of Hillary of EVERYTHING email-related, at least until well after November 8.


AND SPEAKING OF CLINTON, here's what we REALLY don't want anyone to forget on the 8th:

Feel free to copy and post the graphic above everywhere and anywhere, friends.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 8- In 1889, Montana becomes the 41st sovereign American state and is admitted to the union as such.  In 1895, Wilhelm Rontgen discovers the X-ray.  In 1923, Adolph Hitler and his Nazis attempt the unsuccessful 'Beer Hall Putsch' to overthrow the German government.  In 1933, Franklin Roosevelt unveils his 'Civil Works Administration' plan-- a expression of economic illiteracy ostensibly intended to fight the Great Depression by relieving unemployment, and projected (by the administration) to cost only $400 million.  After five months of having 4 million Americans essentially dig holes and fill them in again at a cost to the productive sector of a billion dollars, this boondoggle was abandoned, and the Roosevelt central planners moved on to others ways of prolonging the depression.  In 1966, former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first black United States Senator. 


Doreen's Supreme Court Petition Gets Denied

Even as yet another federal judge condemns the orders she was "convicted" for resisting...

ON OCTOBER 20, THE CLERK of the Supreme Court recorded a denial of Doreen's petition for cert. This doesn't mean that Doreen's appeal was adjudged meritless,* just that the court felt that 74 or 75 other cases were more worthy of its attention. Of the 10,000 or so petitions filed each year, the court only grants and hears about 75.

Ironically, just four days later federal district judge Marcia Crone of the Eastern District of Texas said again what has been said in hundreds of cases throughout America's history without the slightest deviation ever-- except when it comes to Doreen Hendrickson:

It is well settled that the First Amendment protects not only the right to speak but also the right not to speak. For this reason, government compulsion of speech has repeatedly been found to violate the Constitution. See Riley v. Nat’l Fed’n of the Blind of N.C., Inc., 487 U.S. 781, 797 (1988) (overturning law requiring fundraisers to disclose retained revenues to potential donors); Wooley v. Maynard, 430 U.S. 705, 714 (1977); W.Va. State Bd. of Educ. v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943); see also Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic & Institutional Rights, Inc., 547 U.S. 47, 61 (2006); Tex. State Troopers Ass’n v. Morales, 10 F. Supp.2d 628, 634 (N.D. Tex. 1998) (“[T]he First Amendment requires that the State not dictate the content of speech absent necessity, and then, only by means precisely tailored.”*) (citations omitted).


Once First Amendment rights have been chilled, there is no effective remedy, and it is well established in the Fifth Circuit that infringement of First Amendment rights, standing alone, constitutes irreparable harm. See Texans for Free Enter. v. Tex. Ethics Comm’n, 732 F.3d 535, 539 (5th Cir. 2013) (“We have repeatedly held . . . that the loss of First Amendment freedoms, for even minimal periods of time, unquestionably constitutes irreparable injury.”) (and accompanying citations); accord Opulent Life Church v. City of Holly Springs, Miss., 697 F.3d 279, 295 (5th Cir. 2012).

ASSOC'D BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS OF SE TEXAS, et al. v. ANNE RUNG, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget, et al., EDT NO. 1:16-CV-425 (2016)

*This quoted language doesn't really reflect some kind of exception allowing the dictation of speech content if deemed a "necessity", or for any other reason. Like the Riley case also cited, Tex. State Troopers Ass’n concerned a mandatory disclosure requirement imposed on solicitors-- that is, a requirement that certain subjects be spoken of to prospective donors in exchange for permission to conduct solicitations. Notwithstanding the rather odd language used, the ruling had nothing to do with an actual dictation of words that must be spoken and declared to be believed true, as in Doreen's case.)

Is the manic evil of what is being done to Doreen (and threatened against all Americans) not clear? The fundamental law of this country-- thoroughly well-settled in its construction by endless judicial rulings-- including last Monday's by judge Marcia Crone-- is that a person can't even be compelled to say what she agrees is true, with or without any attestation of belief in the veracity of the statement.

 Dramatically more a violation of the law is a compelled declaration of what someone DOESN'T agree is true. More so still is such a compelled false declaration which must be accompanied by a sworn attestation of belief in the truth of the false dictated speech.

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THE LEGAL COMMUNITY IN THIS COUNTRY, THAT IT IS NOT DENOUNCING WHAT IS BEING DONE TO DOREEN AND RISING EN MASSE IN HER DEFENSE?! The silence of that community, and of the media as well, is despicable. I say to all of them: When your time comes, and you are made to drink from the bitter cup you are blithely permitting to be brewed without protest, you will have no one to blame but yourselves.

*"[I]t is elementary, of course, that a denial of a petition for certiorari decides nothing." Hughes Tool Co. v. Trans World Airlines, Inc. 409 U.S. 363, (1973); see also United States et al. v. Carver et al., 260 U.S. 482, (1923) (""The denial of a writ of certiorari imports no expression of opinion upon the merits of the case, as the bar has been told many times.").


  • Doreen was ordered, as the requested "remedy" in a faked-up DOJ lawsuit, to make government-dictated, government-serving declarations; to swear that she believes these dictated declarations to be true; and to conceal the fact that she was ordered to make them and does NOT believe them to be true.

  • The declarations Doreen was ordered to make and swear she believes are that her earnings as a tutor and that mine as an executive at a property-management firm during 2002 and 2003 qualify as the special kind of "income" that is subject to the income tax. The government itself does not believe this to be true.

  • The other order made to Doreen is designed to put a falsehood about CtC's contents into circulation, and does so over the signature of someone who years later admitted to never having read the book.

  • Desperate to get a conviction in order to pile more pressure on Doreen to produce the false testimony it needs to cover-up its crimes in 2006 and accomplish the suppression of CtC, the government asked for an unprecedented jury instruction that the unlawfulness or unconstitutionality of the orders Doreen was accused of criminally resisting was not a defense to the charge of contempt.

  •  Also, desperate to get that conviction, both prosecutor and judge actually lied outright to the jury about the text of a statute during trial.

  • Also desperate to get that conviction, both prosecutor and judge participated in a fraud on the court by misrepresenting documents introduced by the government at the last minute before cross-examining Doreen. (See the first issue in this motion, and in this reply to the government's creepy and mendacious efforts to evade culpability.)

  • After accomplishing its by-hook-or-by-crook conviction of Doreen for refusing to produce the false testimony it so desperately wants, the government asked the sentencing court to order Doreen to speak its dictated lies or enter prison sooner than she would otherwise have to. Anticipating that Doreen would resist that pressure, government also asked that Doreen be returned to prison even after suffering her full sentence unless she speaks its self-serving lies upon being released.

  • Throughout all the horrendous assault on Doreen, and the corrupt expenditure of probably $1 million over the years since 2006 in the government's effort to force her to speak lies its own officials can't bring themselves to say and which purportedly is over an alleged tax liability of a mere $20,000, a few hundred thousand complete refunds have been made to Americans who have filed returns effectively identical to those the government is demanding that Doreen be made to repudiate.

THIS IS JUST a partial list of "highlights" of this remarkable, unprecedented case. But these points should be enough to equip everyone to raise public consciousness wherever the opportunity arises. I'll be grateful for anything anyone is able to do. 

"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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Have You Been Harassed By "Frivolous" Threats?

Don't stand for it; it's time for a class-action lawsuit.

CtC FIRST BEGAN LIBERATING AMERICANS from the scourge of the misapplied "income" tax (aka the "ignorance tax") in 2003. Over all the years since, the beneficiaries of the status quo have been trying various things to suppress the spread of the book's information and to discourage claims made in light of that information.

One of the longest-running ploys has been subjecting a scattershot smattering of CtC-educated filers to scary-looking threats of a "frivolous return penalty" (FRP). The scamsters' hopes have always been that these threats will be mistaken as some kind of official dispute of the accuracy of the book's info, or at least will prompt rumors that the government pushes back against educated filings, which will discourage the timid from standing up for their rights and the rule of law.

These threats are often very overtly phony. Sometimes they arrive in the mailbox on the same day as the complete refund claimed by the filing being called "frivolous". Sometimes a single filing will be the pretext for a dozen of these FRP assertions, as though the button on the "scary-letter" machine got held down too long. (Those interested can find an expose of an elaborate IRS hoax concerning FRPs and CtC-educated filings here, and some in-depth discussion of the actual FRP provisions here.)

DESPITE THEIR LEGAL PHONINESS, FRP threats have done a lot of harm. They DO lead to rumors which have kept some folks who otherwise would have from even cracking open a book and learning the truth about the tax, and why it's so important. They HAVE disturbed the peace and quiet of those to whom they have been directed, and forced those folks into a tedious routine of writing and expensively-mailing responses.

A few educated filers have even had a portion of a complete refund dinged with a holdback of an asserted FRP liability.

In all cases these FRP threats amount to First Amendment assaults. All of them-- regardless of how specious-- involve government threats of harm unless the target repudiates his or her freely-made return testimony and replaces it with testimony more to the government's liking (for which a 30-day window is typically provided).

In short, these threats are outrageous and illegal. So...

I THINK IT'S TIME for a class-action lawsuit. I'm not a litigator, and can't say from experience what kind of relief could be sought. But I know that some kind of substantial relief is called for here, and I can certainly equip an experienced litigator with all the needed understanding of the law regarding FRPs and everything else that would be involved in such a suit.

Therefore I want to invite anyone out there who had been the recipient of these threats to take a couple of simple steps toward qualifying for the class. First, secure documentation of the agency bad behavior through FOIA requests for relevant internal records. A package of sample requests with the relevant materials listed can be found here.

Second, send me scans of the documents yielded-up from the requests and the filings that purportedly prompted the documented threats, along with the threat-notices themselves. Follow the formatting guidelines found here. Presuming that at least a few dozen folks send in proper educated filings along with documentation of the actual appearance of the bogus threats in the official records, in all their hoaxy and statute-defying ugliness, a suit will be organized and we'll see what can be done.

"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

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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"

Thank goodness the sun is now shining...

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 9- In 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower have their first sight of the New World.  In 1688, William of Orange captures Exeter, a major step forward in the course of the 'Glorious Revolution'.   In 1872, a fire breaks out in Boston which goes on to consume 776 buildings over the next twelve hours. Unhindered by FEMA, the citizens quickly rebuild.  In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt takes the first official trip outside the USA of any sitting president (he travels to Panama to inspect progress on the Canal).  In 1918, the German Revolution forces the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II and declares a republic (ultimately, the Weimar Republic).  In 1938, 'Kristallnacht'-- a Nazi rampage against Germany's by-then-largely-disarmed Jewish population begins.  In 1965, Roger Allen LaPorte sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building in protest of the Vietnam war.  In 1970, the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear a suit by Massachusetts against the U.S. Secretary of Defense over the drafting of citizens for service in an undeclared war (Vietnam).  In 1989, East Germany abandons efforts to prevent crossings into West Berlin.


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


A Review of CtC by Derek Cushman

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


Regarding Trolleries

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


The plane that gets the most flak is the one that's right above the target.

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 10- In 1871, Stanley finds Livingstone near Lake Tanganyika.  In 1928, Knute Rockne asks the Notre Dame squad to "Win one for the Gipper!".  They do.  In 1940, Walt Disney begins serving as an FBI informant against "subversives" in Hollywood, according to at least one biographer-- the family disputes this, but he does go on to testify against some associates before the House Unamerican Activities Committee.  In 1969, 'Sesame Street' debuts.


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.

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True American Joe Black Testifies And Shares Victories For Liberty And The Rule Of Law

...as every American should...

EDUCATED AMERICAN GROWN-UP JOE BLACK 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 Joe's video sharing his spirit, his testimony and the acknowledgements he has secured:

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 o 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 to to 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 government officials make weaselly representations against 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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Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax


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

Set Your Church Free

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

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


Copy and post this one around, people!




Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 11-  In 1620, the Mayflower Compact is signed.  In 1864, Union General Wm. T. Sherman orders Atlanta burned to the ground.  In 1889, Washington becomes the 42nd sovereign American state and is admitted to the union as such.  In 1918, World War I ("The War to End All Wars") ends.  In 1926, U.S. Route 66 is established.


Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word?

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

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

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


The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

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

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

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

-Thomas Jefferson


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


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

-Thomas Paine




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

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

-George Orwell


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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

-James Madison


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Hillary Clinton And The Chain Of Command At Waco

by David Hardy

Many politicians have a skeleton in their closet. Hillary Clinton has a cemetery, with a sign reading “Waco.”

The 1993 Waco showdown began when federal authorities rushed the communal home of a religious group, killing six of them, and losing four agents in return. The FBI then besieged the place with tanks and other armored vehicles, and ended up with the armored vehicles punching holes in the building, and injecting massive quantities of CS “tear gas.” When that didn’t work, the tanks began to demolish the building, eventually smashing about a quarter of it and damaging the remainder. A fire broke out and 74 people died in the flames, including twenty-one children. It was the deadliest law enforcement operation in American history.

After the tragic debacle, the Clinton administration claimed that Attorney General Janet Reno had been solely responsible for the final assault. There had been no White House input during the siege, and at the end, President Clinton only acquiesced in a decision Reno had made.

Twenty-three years later, there are substantial reasons to doubt the truth of these claims. The evidence is strong that the Clinton White House was calling the shots, and that Hillary played a prominent role.


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Aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do the only thing that will restrain those in Mordor-on-the-Potomac from harming our sons and daughters and others around the world 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:

November 12- In 1912, the frozen bodies of the Scott expedition are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.  In 1981, the space shuttle Columbia becomes the first spacecraft to be launched twice.  In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee publishes the design of what becomes the World Wide Web.  In 2006, South Ossetia holds its second referendum to validate its 1991 declaration of independence from Georgia (the first one in 1992 having gone unrecognized by the international community).  95% of ethnic South Ossetians participated (66.2% of the population), and the vote was 99% in favor of independence.  The vote was monitored by observers from Germany, Austria, Poland, Sweden and several other countries.  Nonetheless, most Western governments refuse to recognize this second affirmation of the will of the people either, in part because the government of Georgia refuses to do so.


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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)."

-Mark C. Phillips, JD


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-Jerry Arnowitz, JD


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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.”

-Eric Smithers, JD


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-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD


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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:

November 13- In 1916, Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes is expelled from his party (and post) over his support for conscription.  In 1927, the Holland Tunnel opens for traffic between New Jersey and New York.  In 2002, Iraq agrees to the terms of UN Security Council Resolution 1441 concerning inspections for alleged "weapons of mass destruction", while maintaining that it is already in compliance with previous disarmament demands.  No such weapons were found by the inspection teams, but Iraq's alleged continued possession of these WMDs was nonetheless used as a pretext for the March 2003 invasion by the United States.  The WMDs have still not turned up...


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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