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Current Events and Continuing Education for May 14 through May 27, 2018

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The nut-cases at the Southern Poverty Law Center recognize Lost Horizons...

Finally! Some Respect From The Statists!!


Master-Blaster takes steps to steal Lebanon's fresh-water resources.

What Breaking The Iran Deal Is Really All About


The instruction manual is in hand, we just have to use it.

A Word To America's Crazy Uncle From The Father Of Our Country


Let's talk uplift and spirit, people:

Warrior Dave Jackson Testifies


And on the other hand, let's talk "hypocrisy"...

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


Continuing with the "hypocrisy" thing...

An Open Letter To Ron Paul, C4L, The LP And "Real Republicans"



The Law, In Seven Pages


The unfortunately harmful legacy of a genuinely good but misled man:

The "Irwin Effect"


If it ever happens, it'll be

The Newsroom Conversation That Changed The World


Know the tools of the enemy:

About Counter-Measures


A really important question:

How Do You Know When A Government Is Engaged In A Cover-Up?


From the "Keepin' It All Real" department:

The Serious Threat Of Species Suicide


What's happening and what needs to happen:

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

'Will A Torturer Become CIA Director?'


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 1991 IRS "Get 'Em While They're Young" Project


Correcting A Common Misunderstanding About State Claims


What The 'Greatest Generation Did With Torturers


The Truth About The Tax In Three Short Sentences


"Tax Honesty" BS Is What Has Doreen In Prison Today


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


Regarding Daft And Despicable Deniers


Regarding State Group Membership


Project Paradigm-Shift


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!


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


Your Comments


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

- Thomas Paine

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

If CtC were actually right,

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

and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

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



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


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


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



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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 21- In 1881, Clara Barton establishes the American Red Cross.  In 1904, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris.  In 1917, a fire consumed some 2,000 homes and businesses in Atlanta, Georgia.  Unhindered by FEMA, residents of the city quickly recovered and rebuilt.  In 1927, Charles Lindbergh touches down in Paris after the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic.  In 1932, Amelia Earhart lands in Derry, Ireland, becoming the first woman to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic.  In 1934, Oskaloosa, Iowa fingerprints everyone in town.  In 1961, Alabama's governor declares martial law in response to rioting over civil rights issues.  In 1981, IRA hunger-strikers Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O'Hara die in occupying Britain's Maze Prison.  In 2010, the Japanese government's space agency launches a solar-sail-powered spacecraft for a flyby of Venus (which took place on December 8, 2010).


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


Fear nothing but God


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

-Samuel Adams


Friends! The Eleventh Annual Declaration Day Party is only five weeks away!! It'll be Saturday, June 30, here in beautiful Commerce Twp., Michigan. Get your RSVPs in!!


Finally! Some Respect!!

At long last, recognition by the Deep State's 'Southern Poverty Law Center'-- even if it is just their usual fake-news gibberish...

I WAS GENUINELY PLEASED to have it brought to my attention last week that the radical progressivist Deep State organ known as the 'Southern Poverty Law Center' (SPLC) has Lost Horizons on its published list of what it calls "Active Anti-Government Groups" identified in 2017 (scroll down to the 'Michigan' section). I have no idea if this is the first time lh has appeared on one of these lists, but it's the first appearance of which I am aware.

The facially-inaccurate assertion of "anti-government" does nothing to diminish my pleasure at being included on the list. The SPLC's definition of "anti-government" can be summed up as "threatening to the currently-reigning progressivist Leviathan state", and I'd like to think that CtC and LostHorizons.com definitely meet that standard. Certainly, I'm doing all that I can to be the most potent threat possible to lawlessness and unconstitutionality.

FOR THOSE UNFAMILIAR with the SPLC, it is an extremely radical leftist/statist organization. It made its name by being the loudest and most unhinged shrieker over what it deems "hate speech" and other thought crimes.

These are the folks who hooked up with the Department of Homeland Security as a "fusion center" resource and helped formulate a definition of "domestic extremists". That definition, while including some genuinely disturbed and disturbing racist and nazi types, also includes supporters of Ron Paul's presidential candidacy, people who take the Constitution seriously, anyone who quotes the Founders or holds them in esteem, serious Christians, and so forth.

The SPLC's linkage with the 18-year-old quasi-police-state apparatus continues to this day, but more quietly, now. In 2014 SPLC rhetoric exceeded even James Comey's and Eric Holder's tolerance for embarrassing nut-casery, and the center was dropped from its previous position as a "resource" on the FBI's "Hate Crime" webpage.

Here is a trenchant discussion of these nutters by John Stossel. Despite her odious Islamophobia, Michelle Malkin has a piece worthwhile for its discussion of SPLC and DHS here.

AMONG OTHER THINGS, the smear-campaign against paleo-conservative and classical liberal opponents of the progressivist agenda by SPLC and its fellow travelers has led to seriously dangerous policy spasms. Perhaps the most harmful was embodied in 'The Violent Radicalization And Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007,' (VRHTPA) which is discussed in some depth here.

The 2007 VRHTA was never ultimately signed into law itself, perhaps due to the obviousness of its threat to liberty and the rule of law. But the structure it envisioned has been quietly implemented by other means, much like John Poindexter's 'Total Information Awareness' scheme and national ID cards.

CLEARLY, THE SPLC is wrong-headed and subversive in the extreme. If anyone were to compile it, this fascistic hive-enthusiast would certainly make the list of "Active Anti-Constitution And The Rule Of Law Groups".

You can see why I'm very pleased to be identified as someone the SPLC doesn't like.


BTW: Point of pride for the Georgia CtC Warriors, which, alone among all the other state groups, also made the SPLC list. Georgia has been very active in its outreach efforts and deserves the honor. The rest of you should take note and get rolling, too.

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What Breaking The Iran Deal Is Really All About

In two words: Screwing Lebanon...

EVERYONE REMEMBERS 'Master-Blaster', right? This was the combination of the big, powerful and manipulable hulk ('Blaster') and the malevolent dwarf ('Master') who rode the brute's back and exploited his strength for the bullying and domination of others in the 1985 film 'Mad Max- Beyond Thunderdome'.

Well, the real world has a version of this same character. The United States, in the person of Donald Trump, is "Blaster" to Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu's "Master". (This is not a role unique to Trump, of course-- the same was certainly true of George W. Bush, and is and has been also true of many similarly compromised members of Congress.) Master says, "Jump"; Blaster asks, "On who, boss?"

THE CURRENT "MASTER PLAN" which is driving the United States' violation of the Iran Nuclear Agreement is two-fold. First there is the general Israeli program of achieving regional hegemony by destabilization and destruction of all competitors in the Middle East, preferably through the expenditure of American blood and treasure, rather than its own.

Second there is the particular Israeli desire to seize Lebanon's oil and gas fields (see here), and more importantly, its fresh-water resources-- an ambition dating back to 1919, and blocked now by Hezbollah, thanks to support by its ally Iran (see here, here and here).

In order to realize that long-term ambition of seizing Southern Lebanese resources (under some sort of "self-defense" pretext, of course), Israel needs Iranian support for Hezbollah thwarted. The effort to accomplish this by cutting the Iranian supply-line to Lebanon through regime-change in Syria having failed, Iran must now be dealt with directly.

THESE ISRAELI AMBITIONS are not operating in a vacuum, of course. The military-industrial-congressional-rogessivist complex has its own interest in a destabilized Middle East, meaning in particular Iran at this point (it being about all that's left to ruin there). The complex wants lots of taxes to be collected (for distribution to its members and clients and to maintain the nanny-state in good health), and as Thomas Paine trenchantly observed almost 250 years ago: "Taxes are not raised to carry on wars; wars are raised to carry on taxes."

Get a nice conflict going; generate a bloody shirt or two to wave in front of the marks, and tax collection is MUCH easier-- even abusive or near-fraudulent tax collection. It's interesting that intense "rally 'round the flag"-conditioning has been in especially high gear for the last fifteen years-- the same period during which the previously secure "ignorance tax" scheme has been crumbling in the face of CtC's revelations of the truth about the income tax.

PERHAPS THAT'S JUST COINCIDENCE, of course. After all, the 9/11 "new Pearl Harbor" bloody-shirt scheme-- which partakes of the same motivation, both for financing the military/industrial/congressional complex and for driving US foreign policy in certain preferred directions-- was planned and executed before CtC's appearance even in original digital draft form in late 2002 (and well before the first print edition of the complete book in August of 2003).

But here's something that is no coincidence: It is CtC-- and ONLY CtC-- that can stop Master-Blaster, especially in light of the forces supporting the two-headed beast's aggressions toward Iran.

Congress is not going to do it-- in fact, the next thing you are likely to see from Congress is the passage of a new 'Authorization for the Use of Military Force' (the Kaine/Corker plan) by which the "legislature" puts the final nail in the coffin of the separation of powers by giving the Executive a general warrant for starting wars wherever and whenever it wants to, with Congress left to uselessly debate whether each or any of them should be going on.

Under the new plan the "one guy" branch chooses to pull the trigger, all on his own. Then the rancorous and disunited committees of 435 and 100 get to try to muster agreement from 288 and 67 competing egos with competing interests in order to say no and call a halt to a process that has already begun generating a constituency on its behalf.

NO, THE ONLY THING THAT WILL STOP MASTER-BLASTER from more destruction, killing, and waste is Congress's boss, the People-- the last and most important tier of power-diffusion in America.

Only the People halting the revenue stream, as provided under the law, will get "Master" off "Blaster's" back, by shrinking "Blaster" back down to normal (Constitutional) size. At that point the United States will be able to carry out all its Constitutional duties while having nothing extra for Bibi or the military/industrial/congressional complex to exploit. See some discussion of that transformation here.

Bibi will have to work harder at getting along with his neighbors. But Israel will be in no danger of any kind, already having its own sizable nuclear arsenal, and even conventional military superiority over all others in the region (thanks in large part to technology stolen from the Americans over the decades and massive financial and military handouts from Americans during the same period)).

Further, Israel is among the richest countries in the area. If Israeli consumers need more oil, gas and water than can be produced from Israel's existing territory, these goods can be peacefully and honorably purchased from Lebanese sellers-- or nuclear power and desalinization plants can be built.

At the same time, the American people will have restored the republic they inherited from the Founders. They will have rescued this great country from the path to utter ruin upon which its feet are now set by Master Bibi and all the other private interests which have swarmed upon it during the time it's been overfed and able to promiscuously hand out favors paid for with other people's money.

In the movie, "Master's" exploitation of "Blaster" ends in the death of the behemoth. Let's not let that happen in the real life version. Let's just shuck the dwarf and shrink the monster, and get back to living as free, prosperous Americans under a lean and limited government, as it's supposed to be.


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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 22- In 1377, Pope Gregory issues five papal bulls denouncing the teachings of John Wycliffe, a lay preacher and theologian who opposed the secular power of the Roman Catholic Church and its practice of demanding tribute, and advocated the translation of the Bible into versions readable by the average person, laying important foundation stones for the upcoming Protestant Reformation.  In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr is indicted by a grand jury for treason (Burr was subsequently acquitted).  In 1826, the HMS Beagle sets off with Charles Darwin on board.  In 1906, the Wright brothers are granted a patent for their "flying machine".  In 1980, Namco releases 'Pac-Man'.  In 1990, Microsoft releases Windows 3.0.  In 1992, Johnny Carson hosts his last 'Tonight Show'.  In 2012, the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world at 2,080 ft. (634 m.), opens for business.


A Word To America's Crazy Uncle From The Father Of Our Country

There's never been a better time for revisiting this wisdom.

ON SEPTEMBER 19, 1796, George Washington's farewell address was published as an open letter to the American public. Among much other wisdom, the man so universally respected by the Founders as to have been unanimously elected president of the convention that drafted our current United States Constitution made the following observations regarding prudent, productive, and liberty-protective foreign policy:

"...[N]othing is more essential, than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular Nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The Nation, which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest. Antipathy in one nation against another disposes each more readily to offer insult and injury, to lay hold of slight causes of umbrage, and to be haughty and intractable, when accidental or trifling occasions of dispute occur. Hence frequent collisions, obstinate, envenomed, and bloody contests. The Nation, prompted by ill-will and resentment, sometimes impels to war the Government, contrary to the best calculations of policy. The Government sometimes participates in the national propensity, and adopts through passion what reason would reject; at other times, it makes the animosity of the nation subservient to projects of hostility instigated by pride, ambition, and other sinister and pernicious motives. The peace often, sometimes perhaps the liberty, of Nations has been the victim.

"So likewise, a passionate attachment of one Nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite Nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest, in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter, without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite Nation of privileges denied to others, which is apt doubly to injure the Nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained; and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens, (who devote themselves to the favorite nation,) facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation."

WHAT DOES THIS SAY TO US (and especially to Donald Trump)? Here's what:

Sh*t-can the bad attitude toward Russia and Iran, dammit, and fire anyone who harbors it!

Russia is a country whose people heroically threw off a deeply-embedded vicious totalitarian state not long ago (maybe this is why some folks hate it so much?). It is properly secular and tolerant of all faiths (while being more Christian than the USA has been for decades), has far lower taxes than those imposed by the United States and a much more lasseiz-faire regulatory demeanor, and has been doing everything possible to be a good neighbor to the rest of the world for many, many years. The United States should be doing everything possible to be its friend.

Iran, though a theocracy, is religiously and ethnically open (for example, Christianity is the fastest-growing religion in Iran right now; Sunnis Muslims live there alongside the Shi'ite majority; and Jews are a protected religious minority with expressly-reserved seats in Parliament). It has a long history of non-aggression, and has been relentlessly and viciously victimized by the United States over the last 65 years. We owe it our good behavior.

Sh*t-can the creepy mooning over Britain, Israel and Saudi Arabia, dammit, and fire anyone afflicted by it!

Britain for many years now has been a political and cultural embarrassment to Western civilization, and even before that had a long history of deception as a routine tool of "statecraft", lawless "might makes right" military aggressions, and basic unscrupulousness in regard to the rest of the world.

Israel and Saudi Arabia are apartheid-esque theocracies which have succeeded in establishing "Master-Blaster" relationships with the United States (with them in the "master" seat) by buying influence in Washington (often with money taken from Americans). Israel is aggressively, disruptively and unscrupulously expansionist; Saudi Arabia is the source of Wahabbist Islamic radicalism.

Both are responsible for endless Middle-East conflicts and abuses of poorly-defended victims; both have been eating meals taken from the tables of American citizens for decades; and both should be kept at arm's length rather than hugged so closely that we get their fleas.

MR. TRUMP, YOU CAMPAIGNED on "America First", and were elected in the (presently dashed) expectation that you would implement it. If this phrase means anything at all, it means that NO OTHER COUNTRY'S INTERESTS ARE WORTH ONE DROP OF AMERICAN BLOOD, OR ONE DOLLAR OF AMERICAN TREASURE.

Their enemies are NOT our enemies, and their friends are NOT our friends, and this can't be evaded by any pretenses about "strategic" considerations.

"America First" also means not swaggering around the world creating pretexts for pissing away American treasure through hostile posturing-- or outright aggression-- against people who haven't invaded our shores.

Listen to Father George.

AND HERE'S MY WORD TO EVERYONE ELSE: Stop leaving critical calls like these up to political hacks. How has that ever worked for you in the past?

Use the tools the Founders provided for us all, as discussed here.

Take seriously Saruman's question:

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Dave Jackson Testifies


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

Cognitive dissonance in action.


An Open Letter To Ron Paul, C4L, The LP, And Everyone Who Fancies Himself A "Real Republican"

...along with anyone else who claims fealty to liberty and the rule of law.

Dr. Paul, and all the rest:

Though I'm sorry to say it, the subject today is hypocrisy. YOUR hypocrisy.

Let me explain.

Sometime over the last couple of months, you probably signed documents giving the federal government permission to use large amounts of your money to finance or support:

  • the slaughter of Houthis;

  • the slaughter of Eastern Ukrainians;

  • the slaughter of Syrians;

  • the slow suffocation of displaced Palestinians;

  • unknown evils in Africa;

  • alienating and provocative belligerence toward Russia;

  • alienating and provocative belligerence toward China;

  • the militarization of our domestic police organizations;

  • the virtual strip-searching of our wives and daughters in airports in an exercise in "security theater";

  • a 14-million strong army of bureaucrats and executive-branch contractors who spend their well-paid days telling everyone else how to live their lives and conduct their business;

  • the propagandizing of our children in government schools;

  • an enormous federal apparatus designed to enforce laws for which no Constitutional grounds exist;

  • the corruption of our political office-holders;

  • a massive army of technicians spying on every American (and everyone else) without probable cause, 24/7, and a secret "court" pretended to legitimize these crimes;

  • a propaganda infrastructure used to influence public opinion in directions favored by those in control of the state apparatus;

  • subsidies to favored persons, industries and causes, and regulatory suppression and burdening of disfavored persons, industries and causes;

  • a massive army of lawyers in Washington and in satellite fortresses dotted around the American landscape used in a million ways to suppress and punish dissent from, or resistance to, all the foregoing;

  • and on;

  • and on;

  • and on... 

YOU PROBABLY SIGNED DOCUMENTS GIVING PERMISSION to the feds to do all these things with YOUR money. You probably pro-actively signed-up as a partner with the government in doing all these things, and you did it voluntarily.

Oh, you'll try to dodge responsibility. You'll pretend that you were compelled by law to declare all your earnings to be tax-relevant "income" by listing them in the "income" fields on a 1040 and signing it as true, complete and correct.

But you know better.

It is 2018. At this point, it is not credible that you are unaware of the $BILLIONS in tax refunds secured by readers of 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America'. It is not possible that you are unaware of the 250,000+ government admissions of the book's accuracy, or the even more telling admissions in the form of unprecedented efforts to suppress the book.

To not know these things at this point, 15 years on since their inception, is nearly impossible.

And frankly, even if you happen to have been so remarkably disengaged with current events over that 15 years as to honestly not know about CtC, you're still not off the hook. You're smart enough to have recognized-- all on your own-- that a 1040 is a declaratory instrument.

You're smart enough to understand the implications of that declaratory legal character. You're smart enough to understand that what is listed as "income" on such a form is being declared by the signer to be properly subject to the government's tax.

You probably even understand that "information returns" such as W-2s and 1099s constitute allegations by those who paid you that you were paid for federally-privileged, taxable activities. You probably have enough legal acumen to be aware that you are encouraged to attach those third-party "information returns" to your 1040 because doing so makes their allegations into your own testimony.

You're also smart enough to realize that the signer of a tax return has a choice.

He can declare his earnings to be properly subject to the tax by reporting them as "income" on that tax-relevant form. Or he can dispute that his earnings are properly subject to the tax by not doing so. The signer has every right to register his dispute in that fashion, and doing so is completely lawful.

Finally, you're also smart enough to realize that engaging in politicking or punditry against the tax IS NOT A MEANINGFUL PROTEST OF ANYTHING. It means nothing when you have signed under penalties of perjury declaring the government's claim to your enabling funds. Protests made afterward or elsewhere are just theater.

The notion that it is a valid solution from any kind of personal integrity standpoint to say, "Here's my money, Leviathan... but oh, I don't think you should have it, and the things you do with it are so terrible... blah, blah blah..." is nonsense. It's just a buy-in to some kind of state-empowering "social contract" bs.

You know that. You also know you have the option to actually and meaningfully say "No!" as tens of thousands of your fellow Americans do every year (and thereby keep your money in your own hands, but even if you don't believe that, and figure it will just be seized from you anyway is not relevant to the point here).

You just don't have the sand to not tug your forelock and say "Yes" when the revenue-hungry state glares and you and demands that you do so.

Further, in permitting the government to tax as "income" your unprivileged earnings-- as you have always done, and are about to do again-- you are participating in a federal imposition of an unapportioned capitation, which is a Constitutional violation. You are being party to a truly heinous crime.

SO, HERE'S THE THING, MY FRIENDS: You have no business complaining about all the evils of the Leviathan state while at the same time voluntarily PAYING FOR THEM. Such complaints alongside such compliance is HYPOCRISY.

Either shut up and go away, OR (and this is very much my preference), start putting your money where your mouth is (to deploy a remarkably apt metaphor).

You probably already DO know the truth. Have some self-respect and get on your feet.

If you really don't know the truth yet, here is the law in a concise seven pages and here is how the tax structure works, in a concise eight pages.

Get up to speed and get in gear. The rest of us have been eagerly awaiting your company on the field.

"Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God."

-Thomas Jefferson

-Pete Hendrickson


*Because his earnings have been alleged to be tax-relevant "income" on "information returns" such as W-2s, 1099s or K-1s by those who made payments to him, and he has been made aware of these allegations by being sent copies of these forms, a recipient who fails to file at all is presumed thereby to be agreeing with those allegations by default.


NOTE: When I say "an open letter" I mean a letter for YOU TO SEND to everyone you can. Ron Paul will never see it on my site. He doesn't come here-- that's the problem. A dozen people have given him copies of CtC over the years. He doesn't read them.

Dr. Paul apparently needs to be shamed into reading one of those many copies given to him. The leadership at C4L, and the LP, and all those who fancy themselves to be "Real Republicans" dedicated to respect for the Constitution and opposed to the overweening State need to be shamed into facing the truth about the tax and their enabling of the very things they decry.

Or, let me be more generous than I am above: People don't know what they don't know, and are pretty skilled at avoiding information that will alert them to their ignorance. Such people have to be helped to see the truth.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 23- In 1568, the Netherlands declare their independence from Spain.  In 1788, South Carolina becomes the eighth of the several states to ratify the current United States Constitution.  In 1813, Simón Bolívar leads enters Mérida, Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador.  In 1934, Bonnie and Clyde Barrow are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana.  In 1934, the 'Battle of Toledo', a five-day clash between 1,300 Ohio National Guardsmen and 6,000 striking workers at the Electric Auto-Lite plant begins.  In 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is demolished, 34 days after being rocked by explosions on the anniversary of the Waco massacre.  In 2003, the Euro exceeds its initial trading value against the US Federal Reserve note for the first time since its introduction in 1999.


The First 2017 Victory Is Posted!

A nice, prompt 100% refund from California.

ADADRIAN C. has launched the 2017 victory posts with this fine 100% refund of everything withheld from him during that year and given over to California as "income" tax:

Adrian got his educated return in early, and bless him for his refusal to be patient at getting his own money back in his own pocket where it belongs!


AS LONG AS WE'RE IN A "VICTORIES MODE", let's celebrate a few other recent victories, as well. Roger B. secured this nice victory in January, after challenges to his withholding amounts and a well-answered "frivolous" allegation:

It'll be noted that this is a "change form", by which the United States agrees that Roger is due $17,798 back (which was everything withheld from him during 2014 under Chapter 24 provisions) while trying to keep the amounts withheld under Chapter 21, for no defensible reason. (The validity of the tax related to either withholding protocol hinges on the same facts-- see this for a bit more on the subject.)

Here is Roger's filing; here is the initial challenge to his claim of amounts withheld (which was to ALL of the amounts withheld, btw); and here is Roger's response. Months later came this "frivolous" allegation in hope of frightening Roger into withdrawing his refund claim, to which Roger responded with this.

After all that, at long last came the acknowledgement above showing the United States admission that Roger had done nothing qualifying for the tax, but proposing to return only two-thirds of his money. Roger has responded with an "I do not agree" which the IRS followed with a repeat of its "frivolous" threat-- we'll watch the further progress of this victory-in-progress with considerable interest.


SETH shares a victory with the state of Hawaii for 2016:


AND SHAWN WEILER shares his federal victory (with interest) for 2016:

(FICA withholdings are not included here; Shawn chose not to pursue his claim for their return for reasons of his own.)



Adrian's and Roger's and Seth's and Shawn's victories join those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here. Each constitutes another critical step toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.

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

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

That's all there is to it!

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The Law, In Seven Pages





Share these all, everywhere you can. Be your most creative self in sending and "selling" these links. Do memes; make gifs; respond to everything in the news that would be or have been better had the state been small, or if Americans kept their money for their own uses.

If you pay attention to the news and train yourself to apply these perspectives, you will see a dozen things of which you can make use in awakening other Americans to the virtues of having the income tax correctly administered. Please, for my sake, for your own sake, for the sake of your children and their future, make that use.

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DUE TO CHRONIC AND ESCALATING interferences by ISPs (or others) which have made newsletter emails an extremely time-consuming and increasingly unreliable announcement mechanism, I have transitioned to alternative announcement methods. These include:

  • Twitter (click here to follow me and receive the announcement posts-- set for push notifications);

  • Facebook (click here to "like" the losthorizons page and receive the announcement posts);

  • GAB (click here to follow me and receive the announcement posts).

If you choose one of these social media options (or use them in addition to other means, as I wish you would), PLEASE get the full value out of them by diligently "liking" and "retweeting" or "sharing" or "reposting" my posts! That will significantly improve their visibility to others, and very much help the cause!!

  • My RSS feed:

(Members of the state CtC Warrior forums in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MI, MN, MO, NE, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA or WI, will continue to get the regular announcements if the membership is set to receive email updates.)

NOTE: I will still not be engaging in correspondence by any of these alternative, social media means-- those wishing to correspond should continue to use email for this purpose.

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

Hey, Gamers!


You are surrounded by an actual battle between villains, monsters and true heroes, all simply concealed from you by sophisticated spells which also keep you from engaging in the fight.

There are real great deeds to be done, and real treasures to be had for your efforts, and frankly, your real future is at stake. You just have to gain "the sight" in order to penetrate the illusions.

Visit losthorizons.com to get the counter-spells and get onto the real field of battle!




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

Based on relentless hostile rhetoric and steady efforts at military encirclement the Russian Federation Armed Forces Command has concluded that the United States intends to launch a pre-emptive nuclear attack on Russia. While this perception continues to be fed, the risk of a prophylactic Russian first strike exists and grows more perilous.

The persistent, recently-escalated, plainly unfounded and deliberately provocative saber-rattling against Iran-- a long-time close ally and buffer-state of Russia's, the destabilization or regime-change within which would be another substantial threat factor-- has magnified the intensity of the peril.

So, more than ever...


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

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

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

Really, it's this simple:

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

Spread CtC's revelations like wild-fire.

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A Call To Action Or Two

Nothing happens if you do nothing.

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.

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 ever 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.

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

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 24- In 1798, a popular rebellion against the British puppet "Kingdom of Ireland", inspired by the American Revolution and supported by Protestants and Catholics alike, begins.  In 1830, the B & O Railroad, the first revenue-generating federally-subsidized railroad, began service.  In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge opens to traffic after 14 years of construction.  In 2000, Israeli troops begin leaving Southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.  In 2001, the Democrats regain control of the Senate for the the first time since 1994 when James Jeffords becomes an independent.


On Criminal Complaints For Filing False IRs

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


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

-Edward R. Murrow



What Is Paid For By The "Ignorance Tax"

LOTS of very bad things...

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://vimeo.com/175424277.


Regarding Trolleries

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



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Illuminating Anniversaries:

May 25- In 1787, the convention called to revise the Articles of Confederation-- primarily by authorizing the federal creation to claim a piece of the action when its property, powers and privileges were profitably exploited (duties, excises and tariffs), to impose apportioned taxes on the states, and to regulate the commerce of state governments with each other, with foreign nations and with the Indian tribes-- begins.  In 1837, Quebec revolts against British rule.  In 1961, John F. Kennedy proposes landing an American on the moon before the end of the decade.  In 1977, 'Star Wars', the first installment in a wildly-popular six-part story of rebellion against an arrogant imperialist Leviathan, is released.  In 2012, SpaceX's 'Dragon' becomes the first private spacecraft to reach the International Space Station.  In 2018, political prisoner Doreen Hendrickson, suffering her second prison imprisonment for refusing to swear to belief in the truth of government-serving false statements on orders of a federal court at the request of the Department of Justice (sic), is released.


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:






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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

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


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

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

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

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

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



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

Do you have a victory to share?  Click here to learn how to do so.

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 on request 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.

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:

May 26- In 1868, President Andrew Johnson escapes impeachment for allegedly disregarding a Congressional enactment (the Tenure of Office Act) by a single vote.  In 1879, the invading British military gained control of Afghanistan, formalized under the Treaty of Gandamak.  In 1896, Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia, begins his reign.  In 1927, Ford ceases production of the Model T.  In 2004, the New York Time publicly admits to contributing to Bush administration lies about Iraq being in possession of "weapons of mass destruction".


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!!

Click here to take the test

Click here for more Tax IQ tests

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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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Will A Torturer Become CIA Director?

by Ray McGovern

The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled on Wednesday to decide whether to recommend that Gina Haspel be confirmed as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The mind boggles.

It is no secret that Haspel oversaw detainee torture, including waterboarding, at a CIA “black site” base in Thailand. The nonprofit National Security Archive, housed at The George Washington University, reports that Haspel later drafted a cable ordering the destruction of dozens of videotapes of torture sessions, including some from before her arrival. Haspel also helped feed repeated lies about the supposed effectiveness of torture to CIA superiors, Congress, and two presidents.

So how does President Donald Trump think he can get this nomination approved? It is a sad story. Polling shows that most Americans, including Catholics, have been persuaded by Hollywood films and TV series, other media, and Trump himself that torture works. “Absolutely, I feel it works,” Trump told ABC News in January 2017. 

Given the utilitarian tone dominating the discussion, I will first address whether there is any evidence that torture “works,” and then comment on the tendency to equivocate—in what one might call a jesuitical way—about the morality of torture. I must, however, point out upfront that the civilized world has long since decided that torture is intrinsically evil: always wrong. It is also against international and domestic law, of course. But torture is not wrong because it is illegal. It is the other way around. Torture is illegal because it is just flat wrong—always.


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

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


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

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith


The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie


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Are You Ready For More Power?



"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

Click here for more information

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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Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing


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


"...I find your work fascinatingly simple to understand."

-J-Jerry Arnowitz, JD


"Your book is a masterpiece!"

-Michael Carver, JD


"Received your book yesterday. Started reading at 11 PM, finished at 4 AM." "I have 16 feet (literally 16' 4.5") of documents supporting just about everything in your book." "Your book should be required reading for every lawyer before being admitted to any Bar." "I hope you sell a million of them."

-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


"I am an attorney and want to give a testimonial to your book, which I find to be compelling. I am exercising these rights for myself and my adult children. I'm even considering making this my new avenue of law practice."

-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD

Learn what these colleagues already know, then step forward and become part of a coordinated, mutually-supportive squadron focused on developing strategy and deploying the law in courtrooms across the country. There's a lot of suing that needs doing right now.

Are you ready for a challenge that'll put some real meaning behind all the effort you went through to get your credentials? Send me an email.

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IGNORANCE TAX: An unnecessary income tax exaction suffered out of ignorance as to lawful objects of the tax and the means of its application by someone too lazy, frightened or misled to learn how it really works and to what it really applies.

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

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson







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





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





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

-Arthur Schopenhauer


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

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


Regarding "Tax Reform"


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

-Thomas Paine


Where To Find Things On This Site


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


Honest Cops Agree




Films That Belong In Every Home Library


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





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


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics




Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 27- In 1933, the Federal Securities Act, requiring securities sold in interstate (state-to-state) commerce to be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is enacted.  In 1935, the United States Supreme Court unanimously declares the "New Deal" "National Industrial Recovery Act" unconstitutional.  In 1997, the same court rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment suit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office.


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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.