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Current Events and Continuing Education for September 19 through October 2, 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


Please Start Here


Still want to leave your kids in government schools this year?


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


Features in this edition:

(Click on the underlined text to jump to each feature. To return, use your browser's "back" button. Please keep in mind that many more items of interest are to be found between featured articles, so your most profitable course is to scroll through the whole page...)

A hero to the People who is hated by the State-- what does that say about the State?

Snowden- A Review


Distractions and disinformation do SO much harm...

Weeding The Garden


Back for an encore performance:

Cracking the Code In Three Easy Lessons


Get these on your to-do list...

Upcoming Events


Seeking a step back from the twilight by the penultimate "court of last resort"

How Pathetic To Have To Pretend That These Are Real Questions...


Other Voices

'How The CIA Invented "Conspiracy Theories"'


A victory share by a remarkable activist

Brian's Illustrated Refund Claim


Troll-droppings pop up like toadstools after the rain when Americans have been energized by Declaration Day. So...

A Reminder About An Important Reminder


Federalism is the intended solution to federal corruption-- but will only work if state governments rise to the challenge

A Meeting With Michigan's Attorney General's Office


Setting 'em straight:

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


Another great testimonial video by an actual grown-up-- educated, motivated, and committed to upholding the truth, liberty and the rule of law.

Real American Joe Black Testifies And Shares Victories


Either use your rights, or lose your rights

I Stand With Doreen- Updated


Share, share, share, people

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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.


The Fourteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

Get The Short, Easy Intro To The Liberating Truth About The Tax


Click here for the current Mid-Edition Update posts

Featured In This Update:

An Unusually-Instructive Victory In Upholding The Law


The Real Tax Policy Question For The Upcoming Debates


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


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 (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:

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

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



Edward Snowden: To the People, a hero. To the state, an enemy. What does that tell us about the state?

SEE THIS FILM! Snowden proves to be a handsomely-made, surprisingly gripping, and very important movie.

There is a great deal to say about this fine effort by Oliver Stone and an all-star cast, at least some of whom, I would wager, vied for a chance to be part of this project. It will be hard to choose what to cover in this review.

Most notable, perhaps, is the film's very effective presentation of the perilous government crimes that Edward Snowden courageously exposed. Until now, those crimes have been difficult to internalize for anyone not a full-time student of public policy and law.

The roll-out of Snowden's revelations in 2013 by the journalists he enlisted for this task was attenuated and clunky. This treatment and effect was understandable-- the media outlets involved didn't want to be accused of sensationalizing the material. Further, of course, what was shared with us then was documents and charts and graphs and descriptions.

Thus, to a great degree, even someone paying close attention to what Snowden shared was left with nothing more than an academic handle on the crimes laid bare. One could calculate the pernicious evil of the "Total Information Awareness" panopticon, but not truly own it. Oliver Stone has cured that problem.

TO PICK BUT ONE EXAMPLE, film-goers actually see an operative in the NSA introduce Edward Snowden to XKeyscore by casually tracking down, in a matter of moments, the completely innocent sister-in-law of a completely innocent banker targeted for blackmail by the CIA unit for which Snowden then worked. But that's just the warm-up.

Within minutes, the NSA staffer proceeds to remotely activate the webcam on the shut-off but still open laptop in the woman's bedroom and casually enjoys watching her strip for a bit. He then goes on to identify and troll through all the online content of the banker's daughter, and then of the girl's cheating boyfriend (revelations of which will ultimately push the girl into a suicide attempt which will serve to create a pressure-point that can be used on the banker).

This alarming incident led Snowden to quit the CIA. It  instills the same resolve in a viewer.

Graphic presentation turns what has been a dry, academic understanding of a program like XKeyscore into an unforgettable scary reality in living color, fangs and all. It brings home our need to reject criminal operations like the CIA and its co-conspirators against the rights, dignity and sovereignty of the People.

SNOWDEN IS RICH with such jewels of perspective. These range from graphical renderings of otherwise dry and arcane programs like XKeyscore to presentation of important ideas, the significance of which is much enhanced by the context provided by the film.

One of the film's most important scenes is of a beach party of the NSA operatives with whom Ed Snowden comes to work shortly before further personal exposure to the evils of the surveillance structure and the mentality behind it prompts his heroic decision to reveal its crimes. During the party the murder-by-drone program being conducted by the Obama administration is discussed.

A few examples of the murders are shared by one operative directly involve in that project (as the fellow says over the radio to a drone operator just after one of the 'Hellfire' missile attacks, "We tag 'em, you bag 'em"). One recounts a strike in which a child was killed, followed a few days later by the dusting of the child's funeral party. Most of the group responds by expressing serious reservations about the morality and legality of their work.

The NSA unit supervisor, also in attendance, takes umbrage with this view. He argues that because everyone is faithfully obeying the orders of their duly-elected or -appointed superiors they can't be doing anything illegal. Ed Snowden, however, cogently responds with the Nuremburg trials and the principle laid down at that time. In particular, Snowden notes that after the trials of the Nazi leaders, the tribunal went on to try and convict the lawyers, judges, bureaucrats and other smaller-fry who vainly relied on one or another version of the "we were just following orders" defense.

This kind of consciousness-raising and anxiety-generation is badly-needed in certain circles in America today (and not just in regard to drone killings and other "war of terror" crimes). Snowden does a great job of putting it out there.

AS I SAID EARLIER, there is way too much of virtue in this film to fairly catalog it all in a brief review like this one. So I will close now with a repeat of my opening words: SEE THIS FILM (and take others with you when you do).

A lot of good will be done in the hearts and minds of everyone who takes this movie in. A lot of good will also be done just by helping the film roll up some big attendance numbers. Those numbers will let the "watchers" know that a lot of Americans are now watching them, and with less than friendly eyes. That may help them find their way to peaceful abandonment of their criminal behavior. With heat comes light.

 As a final note, I was especially pleased when the final music track of Snowden began to play, and it proved to be a new song inspired by Edward Snowden's heroism by the outstanding Peter Gabriel. It couldn't have been a more perfect ending. See Gabriel's video of the song, below (and then go see Snowden!).


SHANE TREJO OF THE MICHIGAN TENTH AMENDMENT CENTER, who joined me for the screening  of Snowden on Saturday, joins me in encouraging everyone to see this film:

Snowden is a powerful narrative about how one lone individual obeying his conscience can stand against the monumental gargantuan super-state. It shows that even in the face of immense odds, we can make a huge difference if we just have the courage to stand strong. Most importantly, it doesn't present a false equivalence between the two sides within the story. The reality was presented as it is - Snowden is the hero, and the Feds are the bad guys. This may be Oliver Stone's most poignant work since JFK.

THE EXCELLENT JANICE DANIELS, former mayor of Troy, Michigan, and now a leading activist in the hugely-important effort to protect America from Hillary Clinton and her ilk, shares these good comments:

The must-see movie Snowden will be enjoyed most by those people who understand the historical nature of the always-present corrupting allure of power, but this docu-drama should be required viewing for all those many innocent souls who erroneously hold that "things are ‘just’ because the law makes them so"(Frederic Bastiat, The Law, 1850).

 Edward Snowden is a tragically brilliant figure, somewhat akin to Jason Bourne, but since Snowden is a real life story that exposes the real life dangers of too much power in the hands of corruptible lovers of big government, it should receive even greater critical acclaim than do the Bourne true-to-life fantasies.  Of course, it won’t. The government/media complex won't allow it.

As the nefarious government power player ominously states in the movie, “Don’t hold truth to power.  We’ll hammer you.”

If you love true Liberty more than you love false security, “hammer" back by taking as many people as you can to see this film with you. 

DAVE LONIER, Republican Liberty Caucus Member and host of the Garaj Mahal political salon in Auburn Hills, Michigan joins in praise of Snowden and Snowden:

There are two types of patriots.  One that would give his life for superficial reasons, and one that would give his life for principles… One that follows orders and one that follows his conscience.

Ed Snowden wanted to be an Army Ranger because he wanted to serve his country.  He apparently was cognizant of the oath he took upon entering military service, since the movie portrayed him as a man who looked to his oath to defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic when considering his role in service of his country.

When he began to realize that he was expected to apply his skills to a purpose that required him to disregard his oath, he becomes torn between doing what he saw as a patriotic duty to his oath or a life of relative comfort and security.  On the one hand he would be rewarded handsomely for violating his principles, while on the other hand, he would be choosing to disclose government’s atrocities against not only our declared enemies, but the American people and foreign allies who he was unlawfully spying upon.  Choosing the latter he knew would come with a big price, perhaps even his life.

This was truly a time that tried Ed’s soul. Would he be a summer soldier in this time of crisis and shrink from the service of his country or would he fight for the principles essential to the preservation of the republic?

The movie will no doubt evoke strong feelings from both those who would honor him as a soldier, a hero and a great patriot and those who would think him as a spying hacker-geek traitor.  It is long overdue that the American public should be confronted with thinking about how they would serve their country and deciding whether they would do as Ed Snowden did or turn their backs on their moral responsibility to serve the best interests of the American people and our once great Republic.

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Weeding The Garden

It has to be done now and then...

LAST WEEK I POSTED A COMPLAINT about hindrances to everyone's liberation from the evils of the misapplied income tax raised by "gurus" of the "tax honesty" movement. That article focused generally on the injections into the community's consciousness of fallacious pet theories about the tax which serve to keep people from finding their way to the real deal as quickly as they otherwise could.

These distractions are often accompanied by near-comical efforts to disparage CtC through assertions that CtC fails to properly recognize the significance of what the guru imagines is the true key to understanding the tax, while carefully disregarding (or misrepresenting, or contortedly rationalizing) what's actually been going on for the last 13 years:


AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, I address/rebut/debunk a large number of the fallacious theories presented by these stumbling-block gurus in the disturbingly large collection here. The introduction on that page gives what I think is a good reason for going to the considerable amount of trouble needed to inoculate against these infections, and can be viewed as a supplement in that regard to last week's article.

Every now and then I feel compelled for one reason or another to feature a debunk on these pages, though, if a fallacy is new or a revival after a long hiatus, or if it is especially virulent. Today I'm going to spend a little newsletter space (it won't take much) on one such fallacy: The false notion that the Fourteenth Amendment created some new class of uniquely-taxable citizenship (and that this citizenship-- or allegations of this citizenship-- are the basis for the misapplication of the tax in any or all cases).

TO BEGIN WITH, OF COURSE, citizenship has nothing whatever to do with the tax generally. Citizens, residents aliens (which means resident non-US citizens), and non-resident aliens alike are all equally taxable for their engagement in taxable activities (and all can engage in such activities-- there is no preclusion or inclusion based on any of those 'status" factors):

26 CFR § 1.1-1 Income tax on individuals.

(a) General rule.

((1) Section 1 of the Code imposes an income tax on the income of every individual who is a citizen or resident of the United States and, to the extent provided by section 871(b) or 877(b), on the income of a nonresident alien individual.

By itself, this simple fact proves that there is no such thing as a 14th Amendment-imposed citizenship status on the basis of which the tax is applied. The tax doesn't care what you are or who you are. It just cares whether you did taxable things, and obviously, whether one can do taxable things is not dependent on citizenship.

BUT THERE IS MORE, or another way to make this point which has some particular educational benefit. So, I will briefly go on to point out that the 14th Amendment didn't come to be until 1868, when the income tax was already 6 years old, and operating under the following language from the Revenue Act of 1862 (emphasis added):

Sec. 90. And be it further enacted, That there shall be levied, collected, and paid annually, upon the annual gains, profits, or income of every person residing in the United States, whether derived from any kind of property, rents, interest, dividends, salaries, or from any profession, trade, employment, or vocation carried on in the United States or elsewhere, or from any other source whatever, except as hereinafter mentioned, if such annual gains, profits, or income exceed the sum of six hundred dollars, and do not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars, a duty of three per centum on the amount of such annual gains, profits, or income over and above the said sum of six hundred dollars; if said income exceeds the sum of ten thousand dollars, a duty of five per centum upon the amount thereof exceeding six hundred dollars; and upon the annual gains, profits, or income, rents and dividends accruing upon any property, securities, and stocks owned in the United States by any citizen of the United States residing abroad, except as hereinafter mentioned, and not in the employment of the government of the United States, there shall be levied, collected, and paid a duty of five per centum."

Plainly, the tax was imposed and applied well before even whatever might be imagined to have been the effect or creation of the 14th Amendment; "citizenship" of any kind wasn't a factor at all (much less a requisite factor); and contrary to another notion harbored by the 14th Amendment-focused folks, "citizen of the United States" already existed (lower-case "c" and all, for those trying that hair-split-- you know who you are...).

 I WILL TELL YOU FRANKLY, it pains me hugely to have to write any of this. It is embarrassing. It is necessitated by the sloppiness or sloth of some purported researchers, and the willingness of others to accept whatever is said with an air of sincerity by those sloppy, slothful or outright charlatan "researchers", who carry on about the 'Q' factor and the coefficient of section 6883(d)(5), as in my little cartoon above. But I should not have to waste my time doing it.

I ask all of you to help stamp out these infections wherever you encounter them. It'll be a pain in the ass for you, too, but there is a lot at stake. The truth cannot flourish in a garden filled with weeds.

*Those who are interested can find more on the subject of citizenship and the Fourteenth Amendment here.

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Cracking the Code In Three Easy Lessons

"If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein."

-United States Supreme Court, West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 US 624

THERE ARE ONLY THREE fundamental elements to the entire legal structure involved in the truth about the tax. Understand them and you understand everything you need to know about all legal issues involved in rebutting contested allegations of "taxable activities" and reclaiming amounts improperly or excessively withheld or paid-in. Understand them and you understand everything you need to know about sporadic government efforts to discourage or resist such rebuttals. Those three things are:

1. Not everything earned or received by everyone is legally subject to a federal claim on a portion thereof.

2. Every person has a right to come to his own conclusions as to whether his receipts qualify as those to which the federal government has a lawful claim.

3. Every person has a right to declare his conclusions as to whether the feds (or anyone else) have a claim to his receipts in a manner that provides legal protection of his interests.

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Events Calendar

I'LL BE SPEAKING September 30 at Rock Falls Park in Slippery Rock, Penn. We'll get started at about 6 PM. I hope you can be there, and bring your friends! A flyer to share can be found here

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How Pathetic To Have To Pretend That These Are Real Questions...

And isn't it time for every self-avowed liberty-activist to be shouting "NO!" in answer?


1. Can orders of a court commanding false speech-- and particularly false testimonial speech-- resistance to which has prompted a prosecution for alleged criminal contempt of court, be shielded from appellate Constitutional analysis and determination by application of the “collateral bar” doctrine?

2. Can a jury instruction removing from the jurors’ consideration and determination the statutory element of “lawful,” and explicitly instructing the jury that the unlawfulness or unconstitutionality of a court order is not a defense to a charge of criminal contempt, be properly shielded from appellate review by application of the “collateral bar” doctrine?  

READ THE WHOLE PETITION HERE. (Now with the case no. 16-259)

This very important article continues here.


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...


Comments By Observers At Doreen's Sentencing

You can also find and share this film at https://youtu.be/1FUjk0tafmE.


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

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


Brian's Illustrated Refund Claim

A nice federal victory accompanied by graphics to help others and an excellent blog-post explaining it all

LIBERTARIAN ACTIVIST AND AUTHOR BRIAN WRIGHT celebrates his second educated-filing victory this week, adding a complete federal refund for 2015 (with interest) received last week to his complete Michigan refund for 2015 which was posted last spring. Here is the check:

...and here is the filing that produced that complete refund.

Here are Brian's introductory comments concerning educated filings that he wanted me to post for the benefit of others:

—Comment by Brian R. Wright—

It’s important for CtC filers to understand that they are dealing with an immense, ponderous, but rule-based system. The system will obey the rules, 99% of the time, and if you don’t raise any rule-defying flag, you’ll get your property back.

Nobody is out to get you for speaking out or being politically active; I, myself, am living proof of that: I wrote a book about Doreen’s ordeal (The Motor City Witchcraft Trials) and was a witness for Doreen at that proceeding. The prosecution, in front of the judge, quoted to the court from my Website, “… that this was a Kangaroo Court with a capital ‘K’… etc.” The prosecutor was outraged and the judge gave me a dirty look. They KNOW who I am and that I’ve pushed the boundaries of the 1st Amendment in condemning and ridiculing them.

[The only exception is if from very high in the management of that system, they want to single you out because you are threatening to expose them—as the diabolical Men of the Power Sickness VERY HIGH in the US Justice Department (and/or perhaps Homeland Security) pulled the strings to lawlessly per/prosecute Pete and, then, Doreen… not even the Mafia goes after your family or women.]

So read Cracking the Code, DO Cracking the Code—using the simple templates and resources available on Pete’s site losthorizons.com—, and take back your money and power by locating and shutting the spigot by which the Men of the Power Sickness drain your precious bodily fluids. It’s your blood and treasure. Take it and keep it. For heaven’s sake, stand up and man up for yourself and your family.

...and here is Brian's blog post discussing this victory and the importance of standing up for the rule of law in greater depth. It's well worth reading.

FINALLY, BRIAN, A DYNAMO of activism, has even gone so far as to render his "information return" rebuttals from this filing as graphics with explanatory notes for those who are not yet veterans:

GOT TO LOVE this fine, heroic American!

Brian has stepped up and acted to restrain the dangerous and corrupt state and uphold the rule of law, something desperately needed from everyone. His latest victory joins those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here, and is another 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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A Review of CtC by Derek Cushman

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


A Reminder About An Important Reminder

Pre-emptive prophylaxis against troll-poop toxins

EVERY YEAR JUST AFTER "DECLARATION DAY" an unusual volume of fresh troll droppings meant to scare Americans away from CtC will be found polluting the internet. The reason is simple: those seeking to suppress CtC understand that D-Day awakens a strong sense of civic responsibility in the American breast, and that sense, combined with the knowledge that comes from reading CtC, is what these operators of the Leviathan state fear more than anything else.

Thus, in early July, more than any other time of year save around April 15, we see steady injections of usually-outright-idiotic but anxiety-inducing posts from obviously self-interested commentators. Most are along two lines.

THE NATURE OF THE FIRST OF THESE ESPECIALLY-COMMON efforts to frighten is dictated by the facts on the ground-- which is to say, the fact that all these refunds, like those posted above, are being issued. The effort to get around this inconvenient fact with any effect (and to undermine the illuminating power of this inconvenient fact) is along the line of, "Well, sure, lots of people get these refunds... but the government just comes back for them later!"

The troll hopes that it won't occur to the target audience that NO ONE (and especially not the world's most rogue government agency, which is widely understood to do whatever it wants and suffers no penalty of any kind for simply refusing to issue a claimed refund) would operate like this. NO ONE (especially that rogue agency) would hand over a refund that (per this storyline) isn't really owed, or the validity of which had not been ascertained, on the reasoning that it can always be recovered later.

The silliness of this assertion is impossible to put into words. But when one is a troll, one does the best one can, I suppose. (This absurd argument is sometimes fortified with another absurd assertion-- that tax agencies are required to simply issue, without delay, any refund which anyone has claimed, no matter what.)

The fact is, refund claims go through a rigorous gauntlet of scrutiny, skepticism and resistance-- EVERY TIME. This is especially so in the case of CtC-educated claims, which are of a particular and highly obvious character that is as unfriendly as possible to any tax agency's primary mission of collecting as much revenue as possible. We'll get to the IRS's own discussion of this fact in a bit.

(There ARE sporadic attempts by the tax agencies to get an educated claimant to reverse him-or herself and repudiate the claim-- a completely and very-revealingly different thing from what is meant to be imagined by the "...they'll come back for it later!" scare-line. See how those events play out here and here.)

THE SECOND OF THE UBIQUITOUS TROLL-DROPPINGS around D-Day is the assertion that, "The courts have ruled against what CtC teaches about the law!" This latter effort is in defiance of the facts on the ground, but I guess when you've been given the mission of arguing with reality you aim high and hope the runback evaporates before it reaches you.

Plainly, the courts have NOT "ruled against" what CtC teaches about the law. Had that happened, ever, even by some judge or judges acting in blatant disregard of what the law really says, there would be no CtC-educated filing honored at any time. Let me explain.

Every tax agency, from the IRS to those of every state and municipality that collects the income tax, has a legal office. The IRS, for instance, has its "Office of Chief Counsel".

Among other things, the job of these legal departments is to issue opinions and directives controlling the way their agencies handle claims. The directives are based on (usually the most self-serving possible) interpretations of any valid and relevant court ruling that serves the agency's mission of capturing and keeping every penny of revenue possible.

Plainly, had "the courts ruled against what CtC teaches about the law", CtC-educated claims, nearly all of which share unmistakable characteristics, would be subject to "Do not honor" directives, and the understanding of the law on which CtC-educated filings and claims are made would be prominently featured on the IRS's famous "Frivolous Positions" list. At the least, that understanding would appear there somewhere, prominently or not...

But instead, CtC-educated claims are routinely honored, and have been on hundreds of thousands of occasions since 2003. And very much contrary to the appearance of CtC's teachings about the law on the "Frivolous Positions List" the IRS resorts to an outright hoax by which it pretends that there is a "frivolous list" reference to CtC-educated claims in order to occasionally harass certain filers, dramatically underscoring the fact that what CtC teaches cannot be put on the actual list-- because it is correct and the government knows this full well.

Plainly, "the courts" have not ruled against what CtC teaches about the law-- unless by "courts" you mean the ones with which Alice had to contend in Looking Glass Land.*

SO ALL THAT SAID, let me get to the reminder about "The Reminder" promised in the title of this article: A short and concise rebuttal to all trollish nonsense can be found here, at the #Reminder bookmark on the Bulletin Board page. Please familiarize yourself with it, and please use it!

I've said a thousand times that we are way past there being any kind of battle over the law, or what the law says and means. Those things are known, and settled, and beyond dispute.

What we've had since 2003 is a battle against lies spun by those whose gravy-train and tyrannical agenda are threatened by the truth about the law. Things like the "Reminder" are your best weapons in that battle, and I hope everyone has a firm grasp on them and is swinging away.

That's how we will win.

"But what do we mean by the American Revolution?  Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people..."

-John Adams

*Frankly, it really wouldn't matter if a court HAD "ruled" against what CtC teaches about the law, would it? You've read the law for yourself! You know what it says, and that if a court "ruled" against it, the court would simply be lying (or personified by a moron).

Surely the fact that some fool or scoundrel in a black robe issued a bogus ruling wouldn't be cause for you to surrender your rights and stand down in your defense of the rule of law, would it? I hope not.

See this and this for a few thoughts in depth on this important point.

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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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A Patriot Activist Talks About CtC

"McFloyd" on who got the tax wrong, and who gets it right




What's your answer?

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

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


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple






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

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

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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.


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

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



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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?  


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Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

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


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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American Pravda: How The CIA Invented "Conspiracy Theories"

by Ron Unz

A year or two ago, I saw the much-touted science fiction film Interstellar, and although the plot wasn’t any good, one early scene was quite amusing. For various reasons, the American government of the future claimed that our Moon Landings of the late 1960s had been faked, a trick aimed at winning the Cold War by bankrupting Russia into fruitless space efforts of its own. This inversion of historical reality was accepted as true by nearly everyone, and those few people who claimed that Neil Armstrong had indeed set foot on the Moon were universally ridiculed as “crazy conspiracy theorists.” This seems a realistic portrayal of human nature to me.

Obviously, a large fraction of everything described by our government leaders or presented in the pages of our most respectable newspapers—from the 9/11 attacks to the most insignificant local case of petty urban corruption—could objectively be categorized as a “conspiracy theory” but such words are never applied. Instead, use of that highly loaded phrase is reserved for those theories, whether plausible or fanciful, that do not possess the endorsement stamp of establishmentarian approval.

Put another way, there are good “conspiracy theories” and bad “conspiracy theories,” with the former being the ones promoted by pundits on mainstream television shows and hence never described as such. I’ve sometimes joked with people that if ownership and control of our television stations and other major media outlets suddenly changed, the new information regime would require only a few weeks of concerted effort to totally invert all of our most famous “conspiracy theories” in the minds of the gullible American public. The notion that nineteen Arabs armed with box-cutters hijacked several jetliners, easily evaded our NORAD air defenses, and reduced several landmark buildings to rubble would soon be universally ridiculed as the most preposterous “conspiracy theory” ever to have gone straight from the comic books into the minds of the mentally ill, easily surpassing the absurd “lone gunman” theory of the JFK assassination.


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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 ANY future occupant of the White House from being able to do too much damage 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:

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


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"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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[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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-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:

October 2- In 1835, freedom-loving Texans begin their war for independence from Mexico.  In 1950, "Peanuts" is first published.  In 1959, 'The Twilight Zone' airs its first episode.  In 1998, historians take note that it is the 160th 2nd of October since Iran initiated military aggression against anyone.  In 2002, the "Beltway Sniper" attacks begin.


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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.


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