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Current Events and Continuing Education for September 17 through September 30, 2018

“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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Features in this edition:

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Want to know what's going on and how you can help fix things? Ask yourself this question:

What Would You Do If Your Scam Had Been Uncovered?


More uplifting testimony:

New Videos; New Victories!


Other Voices

'Target Syria'


Links To Articles Posted Over The Last Several Newsletter Cycles Can Be Accessed At The LostHorizons Newsfeed


Featured in recent editions:

An excellent new testimonial video takes the stage

Eric Copenhaver Testifies



The Law, In Seven Pages


From the "Keepin' It All Real" department:

The Serious Threat Of Species Suicide


Have you heard a discouraging word?

The Truth About Trolleries


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



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

Find my YouTube channel here.


The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

Btw, a copy of CtC from anywhere except the link above may not be a current edition. CHECK. It matters. Also, there ARE no e-book, Kindle or .pdf versions of CtC. Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for free-- any such thing.

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:

What High-Speed Plane Crashed Really Look Like


If A Crime, Genital Mutilation Must Be One No Matter Why It's Done


Exposing DHS Lies About Russian Election-Site Hacks


The Truth About The Misunderstood National Anthem


Featured In Recent Editions:

A Handy Little Cognitive Cue Concerning The Meaning Of "Income"


A Nice Example Of 1954 IRC Misrepresentations Of The Law, With A Frivolous Dimension


A Few Observations On The Passing Of John "Bomb Bomb Iran" McCain


American Islamophobia's Fake Facts


A Nice $97K Federal Refund


Four Questions For Brett Kavanaugh


A Question For All Federal Candidates This Year


Newsletters Are Now Being Archived


The Truth About The Tax In Three Short Sentences


"Tax Honesty" BS Is What Had Doreen In Prison


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:

September 17- In 1787, the final draft of the United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia by participants in the Constitutional Convention.  In 1908, the first airplane fatality occurs when Orville Wright crashes The Wright Flyer, killing passenger Thomas Selfridge.  In 1916, 'The Red Baron' wins his first aerial combat.  In 1939, the Soviet Union joins in Germany's invasion of Poland.  In 1993, the last Russian troops leave Poland.  In 2011, the 'Occupy Wall Street' project begins.


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! San Antonio! September 22!

Be there for a CtC Seminar in the home of the Alamo!!

Click here for more information


What Would You Do...

...if you were a beneficiary of a long-running government scam that had been exposed?

HERE'S A LITTLE MORE CONTEXT: You can't do anything to "legalize" the scam. What has been exposed is not quite outright illegal, but it is deeply corrupt, and involves your systematic evasion and abuse of an immutable legal reality. There is no way short of a Constitutional amendment to make your abusive scam anything but a scam.

What's more, your scam has extracted literally $trillions from nearly the entire adult population of the country for three generations. Should the revelation of the scam go viral, you would suddenly be faced with outraged demands by 80% of the adult population of the country for the immediate return of ~$6 trillion (that is, everything collected from most working Americans and a fair number of others over the past three years, at least).

FURTHER, YOUR SCAM, AND ITS CONCEALMENT, have a lot of "stakeholders". The scam has involved deep and broad corruption throughout the federal government, most notably within the judiciary and the executive branch, but even within Congress. State government institutions and those exercising their powers and living off their budgets are also co-opted into the scam.

That swamp is wider still, though-- your scam is what has made possible-- and currently sustains-- the United States imperium. It makes possible the deep state and all the "National Security" theatrics by which hobgoblin threats are trotted on stage in sequence, and it funds the huge budgets for public and private efforts purporting to help combat them.

All in all, a lot of folks want to sustain your scam, and it is unsustainable if widely revealed. In fact, while Washington wouldn't exactly return to being just a mosquito swamp alongside the Potomac, the widespread revelation of your scam would diminish its significance-- and your personal significance and perks-- to something reminiscent of the way things were in the 1920s and before.

A LOT of people would have to find honest work who haven't had to do so in a long time.

HERE'S ONE LAST VERY IMPORTANT bit of context within which my question is posed: Your scam, as effective as it is while ignorance reigns, collapses like a house of cards in regard to any given individual who knowledgeably invokes the immutable legal reality your scam is meant to evade.

That is, everyone who has been victimized by the scam can, on an individual level, compel redress. You can't stop that redress from being secured.

The legal mechanisms involved in claiming redress are of the most fundamental variety, and thus, since the scam was first revealed and spread as much as it has been able to do, even your own subordinate institutional structure has been unable to resist returning $billions in ill-gotten booty to the relative handful of folks who have learned how to reclaim it.

In short, you're not just faced with the exposure of your scam in the abstract or as an academic matter. Even while you are deciding what to do your scam is already being exposed on a very concrete, practical level, in the most dramatic and unmistakable way possible-- checks hitting mailboxes week after week, month after month, year after year.

The most you are able to do institutionally in the face of these educated demands for redress is drag your heels occasionally before returning the money. Or you can harass the claimants afterwards with hoaxy efforts to get them to reverse themselves or be tricked into letting their claims be subject to penalties-- even though the correctness of the claim and the refund it produced remain undisputed.

These things are occasionally done, but only occasionally, because under close examination by educated eyes, each of these petulant responses emphatically reinforces the clarity of the truth which has been revealed and the scam which has been exposed.

Besides, expressions of fitful resistance undermine your go-to explanation for all those checks hitting all those mailboxes-- that they are just a series of mistakes made by an overworked and institutionally-clunky bureaucracy. Subjecting any of these claims to balkiness before honoring them, or whiny harassment afterward, contradicts your PR escape hatch.

SO, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? What would you do if you were that beneficiary, and your scam has been exposed? Would you just 'fess up and go quietly into dishonor, obscurity, maybe prison?

Or would you double-down and ramp up another scam-- this one designed to suppress the revelation?

Would you, for instance, first try to enjoin the publication of the exposé? Then, when that fails, would you proceed to smearing the fellow who exposed you with ad hominem irrelevancies, bogus lawsuits, and eventually false criminal charges and engineered convictions?

Maybe you would salt the internet with troll-sites meant to be the first things people find when trying to look into the scam? Sites designed to convince visitors that the exposé of your scam is itself a just a scam, and to move on without looking into the matter any further? Maybe you would even launch a program by which government officials make false statements concerning the text of the exposé-- that is, saying that is says things it does not, in a "straw-man" attack.

Perhaps you would have media shills at the New York Times and elsewhere publish "hit piece" slanders against the exposé and its author. Perhaps you would interfere with his ability to communicate via email and other internet-based means and prevent sites like Wikipedia from allowing links to his website and its evidence and resources. Perhaps you would even try to shut him up by attacking his wife.

Heck, maybe you'd do all those things, instead of just "'fessin' up"...

Which do YOU think is more likely, Dear Reader?

WELL, IF YOU'VE BEEN AROUND FOR EVEN just a little while, you know what the actual scamsters to whom I refer chose when faced with exposure 15 years ago, and that it wasn't "'fessin' up". On the contrary, they did the dirty double-down and went deep and hard with all the evasions and dodges and crimes I describe above, plus more still.

'Cause here's the simple fact: These folks are utterly shameless and they desperately want to keep their scam alive, even just in zombie-mode.

HERE'S ANOTHER SIMPLE FACT: They will succeed.

They are already succeeding. They are strangling this liberating, republic-restoring, Leviathan-crushing truth in its cradle. Your future and the future of your kids dies with it.

HERE'S HOW THIS IS HAPPENING: The scamsters have done and are doing ALL the things I describe above, and more. They have the active, vigorous assistance of every single "stakeholder"-- especially the ones in the "tax professions"-- as well as a huge, well-funded institutional army in the form of the IRS, state tax agencies and the DoJ (sic), plus the mindless backing of the media-- not just the mainstream media, but even the so-called "alt" media.

They've been at it steadily and in a focused manner for 15 years now, in "wholesale" volumes. Their easy task is simply to preserve what a lifetime of conditioning with the lie has already planted, nurtured, and seen grown into a deeply-rooted thicket of lies and confusion in the minds of their targets, each of whom reinforce misunderstandings and resistance to the contrary truth in others in a constant mesh of pernicious feedback loops.

ON THE SIDE OF THE GOOD GUYS, SO FAR, is, basically, me. And I'm the guy marginalized by all the smears discussed above in order to make me ignorable by the media, and whose ability to email is compromised and whose website is blocked from the most popular source of information in the world.

I am supported by those in the CtC community who do missionary work with others of their acquaintance-- good and virtuous efforts, but sporadic in many cases and only at a "retail" level in any event. The only thing theoretically supportive at "wholesale" are about 40 videos produced by a tiny handful of the actual army of stakeholders in the truth.

Most of the rest of that army is silent as the grave, saving only another handful which shares victories (and a much. much, much smaller handful-- who maintain CtC-related webpages or re-post my material on social media or produce and distribute outreach materials of their own-- Namaste!). But even posted victories, more often than not, involve concealed identities. Not much inspirational power, here...

Think about it. How much do you think your neighbor, or anyone else's neighbor, is going to be inspired to jump into the fray against all his or her conditioning by folks who themselves hide behind redactions or worse, complete silence and invisibility?

IN FACT, PARTLY BECAUSE of all those varyingly-redacted identities and a lack of supporting videos, I've seen doubts expressed by some folks that the victories are even real, reflecting a suspicion that I just fabricate it all in PhotoShop. Indeed, this is a default belief in most minds in one form or another, because anything else crashes against all that conditioning on behalf of the lie, and the conditioned brain rejects this-- or rather, the lies which control that brain reject it.

The most common version of default skepticism is a willingness to accept the reality of some refunds (because what follows renders it unthreatening to the lie controlling their brain)-- but to believe that they are few (because the alternative contradicts the skeptical story-line) or that the same sort of thing has happened before (and so needn't be looked at with any interest) and in any event are all just "slips through the cracks" of some kind. These institutional mistakes, goes the story, are sure to be "fixed" by the powers that be at some point in the future.

But the specifics of the path are not really important. In the absence of powerful corrective input, the controlled mind finds its way by one route or another to the conclusion these strange refunds and other occurrences (over which the conditioned eye merely skips without any real focus) are in no way reflective of a truth about the income tax which contradicts the lies by which it has been infected since childhood.

SO, YOU SEE, the liberating truth about the income tax, which by itself would solve a vast swath of all the problems with which most of you concern yourselves-- whether it be war-mongering, corruption in politics or the judiciary, foreign aid and support of noxious foreign regimes, the domestic police state, the welfare state, federal tentacles in every aspect of the daily lives of Americans, or anything else you can imagine that would be constrained by the government's budget becoming inescapably lean in the extreme-- is going to be strangled in its cradle.

That is, the ONLY thing capable of solving all the other problems with which you concern yourselves (face it, the political process and all the griping about all of these things by pundits and everyone else for decades have accomplished nothing), is going to be strangled in its cradle.

And in time (and before long) the thus unchecked Leviathan, or its inevitable successor, will eat you and your children.

BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO END LIKE THIS. If you-- each one of you, without waiting at all for someone else to do it-- becomes a single-subject megaphone, loud and un-redacted-proud on behalf of CtC-s revelations, then an army of good guys will take the field which is actually big enough to challenge and overcome the army of "stakeholders" in the lies by which Leviathan is sustained.

I spend most of my time assembling or creating resources with which you can do these things. Here's a really good one, I think:

Copy it. Paste it EVERYWHERE. Follow the link yourself; study what you find there; and prepare yourself to explain it and re-state it in every different way you can.

Then make your own versions!! You can link to ANYTHING posted on losthorizons.com in memes and write-ups of your own creation.

And don't stop there...

One thing I have yet to see is a single video from anyone showering scorn and snark like this on the liars' absurdities. YouTube should be rich with such videos.

The lies and absurdities deployed by the liars in defense of their gravy-train scam should be made a permanent and ubiquitous laughing-stock on the internet-- in the way I do it in the graphic above, and in a million other ways per your focused creativity.

Stop being fearful and become scornful. Well-founded scorn and contempt have ENORMOUS social and political power.

Use them, and protect and nurture the liberating truth. It's in your hands.

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do."

-Everett Hale

(...and every other person who ever really deserved liberty)


"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."

-Daniel Webster


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

-Edward R. Murrow

NOTE: If you're new to all this, and wish to see documentation of all the suppression events described in the article above, see this, this and/or this.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 18- In 2001, the first post-9/11 "anthrax letters" are mailed to ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, the New York Post and the National Enquirer, successfully keeping the "terrorism"-hysteria pot boiling.  A second set of anthrax-laden letters were mailed to a pair of influential United States Senators three weeks later during Senate "consideration" of the draconian 'USA PATRIOT Act'.  Click here for more on this subject.  In 2014, 44.7% of Scots voted to secede from the United Kingdom.


So, Let's Change Gears And Enjoy Some Uplifting Testimony And Victories!

You know, a few more examples of that "scheme" of which Jeff McLellan speaks.

Yelena & Roman

Here is the filing that produced this complete federal refund (which is actually of $4,170.94, as you'll see explained in the filing). It's a slightly out-of-the-ordinary victory in that Yelena and Roman have both federally-connected and non-federally-connected earnings.

Here is the Minnesota filing that produced THIS complete refund.


Good Texan And Good American Jason Rivera On Ten Years As A CtC Warrior

Jason came in with an ongoing IRS situation and then learned the truth and got free!

Do you have friends still in the grip of a "tax honesty" guru as discussed by Jason? Give these folks the gift of knowledge and the power that knowledge brings. It'll do you both good.


Dan & Jane Moore

This nice refund complements Dan & Jane's federal refund for 2017, secured earlier this year. Here is the filing submitted to the state.

After that filing went in there was a bit of balking by Virginia which was well-answered. This exchange was followed by the state's complete capitulation to the "Hendrickson scheme" last week.


Johnny Jones Reviews CtC

...and explains why it matters...

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 19- In 1778, the Continental Congress passes the first United States budget.  In 1796, George Washington's farewell address is published as an open letter to the American public, offering much wisdom.  See the discussion here.


Tim Whitney Steps Up To The "Bad Guys" Challenge!

Gotta love this creative and engaging approach...

Well done, Tim!!

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Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

FIND AND SHARE this video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/4UKUs9ErBDU.

Learn how (and why) to share YOUR testimony, here.

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The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

This simple step will make a world of difference in how things end up.


IRS Desperation Gets Truly Bizarre As CtC Warriors Continue To March Forward

A "Notice of Deficiency" for... $0. The most imaginative writer in Hollywood couldn't dream this stuff up.



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

Cognitive dissonance in action.


Do You Know Who Pays For All That "Patriot Theater" At The Stadium?

Every victim of the "ignorance tax", 'cause it's all just statist consent-engineering propaganda.


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.

VVisit 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:


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 20- In 1633, Galileo Galilei is tried before the Inquisition for teaching the disfavored truth that the Earth orbits around the Sun.  In 1891, the first gasoline-powered car hits the road in America.  In 1990, South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.  In 2001, George W. Bush declares a "War on Terror".  In 2011, the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy in the US military ends, allowing openly gay men and women to serve.


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


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")



FFOR 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. w.

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.


Illuminating Anniversaries:

September 21- In 1780, Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.  In 1792, the French National Convention votes to abolish the monarchy.  In 1937, J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published.


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.


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...


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!le!




Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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


Illuminating Anniversaries:

September 22- In 1776, Nathan Hale is hanged by the British for spying on behalf of the American Revolutionaries.  In 1795, the first U.S. Gold Eagle was minted-- a 1/2 ounce coin valued at $10.  It takes around 600 of today's Federal Reserve "dollars" to equal the still-unvarying buying power of that 1/2 ounce of real money.


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


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Target Syria

by Philip Giraldi

It’s official. The Syrian Army assisted by Russian air support is closing in on the last major pocket of terrorists remaining in the country in the province of Idlib near Aleppo. The United States, which has trained and armed some of the trapped gunmen and even as recently as a year ago described the province as “al-Qaeda’s largest safe haven since 9/11,” has perhaps predictably warned Syria off. The White House initially threatened a harsh reaction if the Bashar al-Assad government were to employ any chemical weapons in its final attack, setting the stage for the terrorists themselves to carry out a false flag operation blamed on Damascus that would bring with it a brutal response against the regime and its armed forces by the U.S., Britain and France.

In support of the claims relating to chemical weapons use, the Trump Administration, which is itself illegally occupying part of Syria, is as usual creating a bogus casus belli. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a news conference that “This is a tragic situation, and if they [Russia and Iran] want to continue to go the route of taking over Syria, they can do that. But they cannot do it with chemical weapons. They can’t do it assaulting their people and we’re not going to fall for it. If there are chemical weapons that are used, we know exactly who’s going to use them.” As with all Haley commentary, the appropriate response should be expressing wonderment at her ability to predict who will do something before it occurs followed by “Not quite Nikki.” She should familiarize herself with her own State Department’s travel warning on Syria which states explicitly that “tactics of ISIS, [al-Qaeda affiliate in Idlib] Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and other violent extremist groups include the use of…chemical weapons.”

Setting the stage for a false flag provoked attack on a country that does not threaten the United States was bad enough, but now Washington has apparently hardened its line, indicating that any use of the Syrian Army to clear the province of rebels will “…not be tolerated. Period.” Haley again spoke out at the United Nations, saying “…an offensive against Idlib would be a reckless escalation. The regime and its backers must stop their military campaign in all its forms.” In support of its inflexible stance, the White House has been citing the presence of a large civilian population also trapped in the pocket even though there is no evidence whatsoever that anyone in Washington actually cares about Syrian civilian casualties.


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Giraldi speaks wisdom, and the follow-on to his observations is the fact that continuing US messing about in the Middle East-- especially with Syria and Iran, both of which are longtime Russian allies-- is more than just aggressively corrupt, insanely expensive deep-state cronyism entirely lacking in any genuine virtue. It also routinely leads to unnecessary death and destruction, and escalates an increasingly real risk of species suicide through nuclear holocaust.

That is, US aggression in the Middle East escalates the ever-growing and ever-more uncontrollable risk of the vaporization of you and your kids, just so people in the security and armaments business can bring home fatter paychecks and perks. So what do we do?

How about the We the People do as the Founders meant for us to do, and stop fueling Washington's bad behavior?

Aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do that?

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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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.

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





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-Thomas Paine

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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'?"


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Illuminating Anniversaries:

September 23-  In 1338, the first naval battle involving artillery (ship-mounted cannon) took place.  In 1779, the naval squadron led by John Paul Jones wins the Battle of Flamborough Head off the coast of Yorkshire, England against two British warships.  In 1780, British spy John Andre is captured by American forces, revealing Benedict Arnold's treachery.  In 1806, Lewis and Clark make it back to St. Louis.  In 1889, Nintendo is founded.

Last Word

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-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.