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Current Events and Continuing Education for July 13, 2020

“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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Here's a disturbing but apt question, under the circumstances:

Are We Really Going Out With Just A Whimper?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'No Courts, No Freedom, No Rights'

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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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

-Thomas Paine

 

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

July 13- In 1787, the Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance, creating-- with the agreement of the several states-- the first "United States territory" and providing for the division of the territory into new union states fully equal in legal status to the original 13 as soon as certain specified conditions are met.  In 1863, anti-conscription rioting begins in New York City.  The riots, regarded as the worst civil unrest in American history, ran for three days, and were of such ferocity and size that authorities declared themselves unable to consider martial law for lack of sufficient means to enforce it.

 

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

  

Fear nothing but God's judgment as to your honesty and your courage

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"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

HEY, People! Please don't just read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or approvingly and then move on to other things. I don't post in order to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with perspectives and arguments with which to educate others, and in the expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things.

We won't win by YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.

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Are We Really Going Out With Just A Whimper?

It appears so...

THERE'S NOTHING I HATE MORE than writing this kind of article (and I'm sure you are no more pleased to read them). But there's also a point at which I can no longer tolerate the sensation of shouting in a dark room that is also proving to be empty. I've been feeling at that point a lot, lately.

In fact, every day for months I have felt like a ghost with something really important to say but unable to make myself heard no matter how loudly I yell.

It sucks.

THE TIPPING POINT TODAY is a new, enhanced assault on the rule of law by Michigan's governor, Gretchen Whitmer. Recognizing the increasing fade-away of the C19 panic-spell under which the state executive branch has erected a ruinous despotism, here as in many other American states, Whitmer has doubled-down with a new "executive order" threatening all businesses in the state with punishment if they do provide services to anyone not wearing a mask.

The purpose (or at least, the effect) of this latest upgraded despotism is to compel everyone in Michigan to appear to be in terror of the C19 hobgoblin, through the wearing of a high-visibility shield against it everywhere they are seen (and are filmed by the complicit media). The price of refusing to climb on board the crazy-train and exhibit apparent agreement that C19 is the Black Death come again is the inability to enter a grocery store and buy food-- a price very few will pay, or do so for very long.

And when nearly EVERYBODY appears to be of the one view, dissent from that view becomes ever-more difficult, even for those willing to dare the $500 fines now threatened for meaningful expression of that dissent.

Small minorities of dissenters are much more easily cowed into silence and conformity by public hate expressions from the majority who have either been brainwashed into the fear and convinced that dissenters are actual threats to their health, or those who have caved to the pressure and are accordingly shamed and made resentful by those who show more integrity. That's what Whitmer wants.

THE SAD FACT IS, Whitmer made a bunch of ruinous and illegal policy calls early on, starting back in March. The Michigan economy and many lives have been destroyed as a result.

Now, to shield her from the political and legal fallout looming as a consequence of the bad policies, Whitmer, like her counterparts in many other states who followed the same incompetent and law-defying path, is desperate to generate a group-think sense that it really was all necessary (and therefore forgivable, or even laudable). The chosen method is a feedback effect by which the imposition of a behavior makes the mind more impressionable with the sense that what is supposedly protected against really exists.

Thus, Michiganders are forced to walk around armored against a virus which, during a three-month period in which millions were infected (mid-December 2019 to mid-March), killed only 97 Americans. That rate never changed (except to the extent that Whitmer and a few other governors bumped it up a bit here and there by forcing infected elderly people into nursing homes full of vulnerable potential fatalities).

C19 only came to have larger rates of fatality ascribed to it once medical facilities learned they could make big money by calling any kind of illness "Covid-19". The situation worsened when those facilities, which could make even more by administering highly dangerous, often fatal "treatment" protocols to those mislabeled patients, started getting big supplies of ventilators in late March.

The fatality-puffing fiction was worsened further still because nearly any death anywhere-- whether in a nursing home or otherwise-- from practically any cause short of manifest blunt-force trauma came to be called a "C19" death. This happened under the urging of the CDC (see here and here, for instance) which is itself among those needing cover for having helped spark a ruinous world-wide panic certain to kill hundreds of thousands and destroy prosperity over what had, by mid-March, proven to be another "crisis" dud much like the Swine Flu.

(To its partial credit, the CDC quietly publishes acknowledgements available to those willing to look for them that the case fatality rate (CFR) from C19 for the vast majority of the population-- 87%, in fact-- is way below that of even a mild seasonal flu, and even for the 13% suffering the highest CFR the rate is still extremely low. See this acknowledgement, for instance, and the rate of CFR for various rankings of flu here. Nonetheless, the organization continues to announce the ridiculously-inflated, panic-supporting "C19 death toll" as reported by the medical community under the perverse incentives of the aforementioned payoff and mislabeling protocols.)

SO, GRETCHEN WHITMER (and another governor near you soon, if you don't live in Michigan) wants you to feel compelled to exhibit terror (and impose dangerous stress on the elderly and little children, as well as everyone else) from what really is a nothing-burger of a disease. And all just to cover her own ass and those of her fellow travelers who have threatened, brow-beaten and bankrupted across the length and breadth of this great state.

Let's be clear-- the wearing of masks is NOT a "public safety measure". As shown by the data above, there IS no "public safety" threat. The mask-wearing order is pure psychological manipulation and dissent-suppression.

AT THE SAME TIME, Whitmer is forcing every businessperson in Michigan to act as a witting or unwitting accomplice in her infringements on the rights of those who refuse to endorse the C19 panic paradigm and instead choose to express a different view of the matter by declining to wear a mask.

Every business which refuses entry or service to anyone failing to wave Whitmer's "We're all in this together" face-flag is working a criminal harm on the dissenter. Every person who otherwise would so speak save for the threat of such denials is likewise a victim of the same vile crimes.

But worthy of comment as it may be on its own (comment which can be found here, btw), the fake news about the "C19 crisis" is not the point of this commentary, or of my complaint. Neither are the details of Whitmer's latest order, or the manner in which Michigan businesses are likely to be sucked into the criminal conspiracy.

Here is the point of both:

MORE THAN SEVEN WEEKS AGO I POSTED INDISPUTABLE PROOF THAT GRETCHEN WHITMER'S NEW EFFORT TO SUPPRESS EXPRESSIONS OF DISSENT IS ILLEGAL, JUST AS HAVE BEEN ALL OF HER EARLIER EXECUTIVE ORDERS! And yet practically no one has striven to spread awareness of this proof throughout the state.

Had that effort been made, Whitmer wouldn't have dared this doubling-down CYA ploy, which is far-and-away her most grotesquely Orwellian outrage to date. Nor would any business allow itself to be made a cat's-paw and accomplice in the outrage.

Instead, had that knowledge-spreading effort been made, every surviving business in Michigan would be open and recovering (rather than being forced to take handouts in what is doubtless a step preliminary to bankruptcy as a record number have done).

At the same time, the true facts about the insignificance of C19 would be the talk of the town, as a result of the same kind of feedback effect discussed above. Gretchen Whitmer would be on her way to a whole lot of lawsuits and eventually prison.

HERE'S HOW THAT KNOWLEDGE-SPREADING THING would have worked (and how it still would work):

A million Michigan men and women would learn that Whitmer's orders are illegal and invalid.

Media outlets big and small across the state would become peppered with demands for coverage of this critically-important, situationally-dispositive fact.

One thousand awakened men and women would prove to have the sand and the wisdom (or anger) to rise to their feet and say, "NO!"

Those of that thousand that have businesses would open them in defiance of the illegal orders, and would defend themselves against retaliation by Whitmer and her co-conspirators by using the actual insurmountable Constitutional facts, which no court could rule against without the responsible judge placing him or herself in the legal crosshairs in turn. Peppered media outlets would cover these acts of defiance, increasingly in a supportive manner.

One hundred thousand others would then find the sand all of a sudden. The whole thing would snowball into as rapid and complete a restoration of the economy as is now possible (something that diminishes each day that compliance with the illegal orders persists).

While that hundred thousand begin rising and speaking, the rest of the state takes in the liberating, law-upholding information. 10 million Michiganders would find themselves getting a lesson in the primacy of the Constitution of a sort they have rarely, if ever, gotten before.

BUT OF COURSE, none of this has happened. None of this has happened because nearly no one has sent this file (or this link) to every person in his or her email address book, along with language urging that it be opened and read, and passed along. Most have sent it to no one.

Since the beginning of the C19 hobgoblin-flogging there has been an appalling level of apathy within this community of what are supposed to be champions of the rule of law. Right when activism is most called for, right when a truly dire crisis DOES threaten America in the form of government officials across the country openly defying the law and becoming steadily more arrogant in doing so, this community has become steadily more deflated.

I suppose there is a variation of the Stockholm Syndrome at work, by which many folks have surrendered their independence of thought to the hobgoblin-floggers' drumbeat and walk proudly in the parade toward the cliff-edge. Others are simply in the grip of despair and no longer able to muster any defiance against their abusers.

Whatever the psycho-dynamic at work, it doesn't matter. Whatever is keeping you from acting, the end result is the same, and if this is how things are going to be, I'm wasting my voice.

And that sucks.

"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

 

All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed."

-I. F. Stone

(H/T to Jonesy, who shared that great Rod Serling meme!)

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Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

You've got magic in your hands, if you will use it...

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The Law, In Seven Pages

Really.

HERE IS THE LAW, IN 7 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW THE SCHEME WORKS, IN 8 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW TO OVERCOME THE SCHEME AND ENFORCE THE LAW, IN 256 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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NOTE II: PLEASE help ensure that others in the CtC community know about this change in newsletter delivery!!

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Still Timely: Not Letting This "Crisis" Go To Waste...

...an important action item opportunity.

FRIENDS, THE BIT OF EASING of the despotic measures to which most of the country has been subjected this spring should not be allowed to bleed off the head of steam you probably had been developing. The offenses happened, and they're far from over. Stay hot.

And while you are all warmed up, and while others, if they're smart, are just as hot, I'd like you to send an email (and Facebook post, or whatever) with the following content to everyone you can (with a request that they pass it along, in turn):

[Name], over the last several months you've watched as over-fed state power has been used to literally destroy classical Western civilization and impose a new despotic paradigm. No dissent or debate permitted-- no permission or agreement sought.

YOU KNOW where this will end up if the arrogant state power being used to make this happen isn't radically diminished in size, influence, resources and popular support, and exposed as an opportunistic exploiter of legal ignorance (an ignorance which it has been nurturing in the average mind for decades).

Those things having not yet happened, you should be quaking in your boots-- and you probably are.

Isn't it time-- and past time-- for you to begin helping to make those desperately-needed defensive changes take place? There is only one way these things can happen short of a who-knows-what we'll-end-up-with explosion of violence. I'm going to show it to you.

Read this little two-page document. Click on the links at the end.

When you're done with that reading, you'll know what to do next.

BTW, REMEMBER, ALSO, THAT EVERY AMERICAN has lately been given a stark lesson in the fact that government officials at all levels will lie to you and violate the law without batting an eye. They will do so any time it serves their agenda, and you don't call them out for it.

If you know anyone who has been persisting in denial on the truth about the income tax, you know such nonsense is usually be grounded in some version or another of, "That can't be true..." or "They would never do something like that...". Now's the time to put a pin in that delusional bubble.

As the C19 hoax has starkly shown, "that" certainly CAN be true, and they certainly WOULD do something like that.

Use this evidence in all your outreach efforts.

"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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Regarding Trolleries

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

 

 

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

Click here for the rest of this article

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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.

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX IN DETAIL

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE RESOURCES

BE FAMILIAR WITH THE SCAMS, THE MISUNDERSTANDINGS, AND THE TROLL-POLLUTION

TAKE CHARGE IN YOUR STATE FORUM, HELPING EVERYONE TO THINK CLEARLY AND STAY ON TOPIC

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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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...

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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.

Remember: 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

 

OUTREACH!!!

JOB ONE, PEOPLE!!! SPREAD. THE. WORD.

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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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

I am posting this article and afterword a bit belatedly, I'm sorry to say. As you will note, it was written back in April, but somehow escaped my attention at the time. Nonetheless, I find several worthwhile points to draw from it, and thus am happy to share it, even though some of the C19-related content has been overtaken by subsequent events...

 

No Courts, No Freedom, No Rights: We Are Watching Our Legal Protections Swirl Down The Toilet

Justice in the time of Coronavirus

by Janet Phelan

"I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits." Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

One of the casualties of Covid-19 has been our system of justice. The First Amendment to the Constitution, granting freedom of assembly, freedom to practice one’s chosen religion, and even freedom of speech is being trampled upon in the face of the corona crisis. The fact that this illness may possibly be no more dangerous than the seasonal flu pandemics of recent years is not apparently part of the national dialogue.

Michigan recently issued an order for all nonessential workers to stay home, citing the potential to arrest violators on misdemeanor charges. In that state, misdemeanors carry a punishment of up to a year in jail. Other states have issued similar orders, and in Washington DC and elsewhere, you can be jailed and fined for leaving your house. A recent Los Angeles Times article detailed the arrest of a paddle boarder on the coast off of Malibu, among other violators.

Well, we don't want him infecting the fish, right?

In many states, courts are now closed. The DOJ has asked Congress for the suspension of habeas corpus and for the right to detain suspects indefinitely without trial.

Other legal rights are under attack. According to this article, an effort is afoot in California to waive transparency laws.

Noting that city resources and personnel are stretched thin responding to the pandemic, the executive director of the League of California Cities asked (Governor) Newsom last week to "take immediate action to pause certain statutory requirements."

These "statutory requirements" include the public records act and financial disclosures of public officials.

While we are watching our legal protections swirl down the toilet, it is important to remember that they are really pretty illusory. In one recent instance, and in an apparent effort to obscure information relating to a human experimentation project being forcibly inflicted on psychiatric inmates, UCLA Hospitals and Clinics ignored their legal obligations under the California Public Records Act - long before the corona crisis hit.

All was not well in our justice system prior to corona. Fundamentally, our system of justice relies on the integrity of our judges. Long before the corona crisis hit, hard hitting questions were emerging referencing the mounting evidence that state court judges were routinely receiving bribes and pay-offs. It is now appearing that federal judges can be added to the list of those who are similarly self-enriching at the cost of justice.

The revelations that somewhere in the realm of two- thirds of state court probate judges researched had loan histories redolent of money laundering and bribe taking are now being echoed in other “high stakes” courts.

By “high stakes” here we mean courts through which money flows like a virtual waterfall. With 30 trillion dollars set to be transferred from the baby boomers to their heirs, and much of these funds now diverted through adult guardianship courts, these proceedings can certainly be thought of as “high stakes.” cnbc.com/2018/06/28/wealth-transfer-baby-boomers-estate-heir-inheritance.html

(For those not yet aware of the concerns prompted by probate judges’ excessive loan activities, this brief Russia Today interview lays out the territory)

Tax court could be considered another money-rich venue. A recent investigation of a federal tax court judge, the Honorable Michael B. Thornton, has raised questions as to his loan activity, which appears to be excessive and of concern.

Continued...

Click here to read the rest of this article

...and then proceed to the afterword below...

 

Afterword

LET ME SAY FIRST that the jurisdictional challenge discussed in the latter half of Phelan's article, by which Michael Thornton has been stymied in a tax court case over which he is crouched, is the one I first introduced to the community here, almost a year ago. It pleases me to offer this as proof that the truth, correctly and courageously presented, can give conniptions and conundrums to even corrupt judges.

At a minimum, that correctly- and courageously-presented truth will become evidence of judicial corruption, should any manifest, just as the dodges engaged in by a corrupt judge attempting to evade the truth become evidence of that truth's unassailable correctness. Don't ever forget any of this.

NOW, LET ME SAY SECONDLY that Phelan's article nicely illustrates a fact that too many Americans seem to be struggling with under the foul influence of the "pandemic-panic-attack": Government officials are not to be trusted.

Government officials-- especially appointed ones, or those hired into the bureaucracy-- are NOT your friends. They are simply folks chosen by politicians who are skilled at making themselves appear to be your friends for the purpose of serving those politicians and their interests-- one of which includes making you believe you are being faithfully dealt with by the best government possible.

FINALLY, LET ME SAY that Janet Phelan's article is a fine example of the kind of journalism this country needs and of which it has way too little. Think, for instance, of the transformation that would take place should Phelan (or a dozen or a hundred like her) focus journalistic attention on the complete picture of the 17-year effort to suppress the People-empowering, state-shrinking truth about the income tax uniquely revealed in CtC!

In fact, I have done just exactly that thinking. A sketch of what would result can be seen right here.

A more broad-brush picture, complete with all the reasons why that transformation would be inevitable and unstoppable once even only a tiny portion of the American people learned the liberating truth can be found here.

Spread these illuminations around in the best way you can, and urge every Janet Phelan you can find to lend their voices to the effort. We could have a refreshed and restored America for Christmas this year!

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A Little Extra

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

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The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie

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

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

-Mark C. Phillips, JD

 

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

-Jerry Arnowitz, JD

 

"Your book is a masterpiece!"

-Michael Carver, JD

 

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

-John O'Neil Green, JD

 

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

-Eric Smithers, JD

 

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

-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD

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

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

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Are You Ready For More Power?

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

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

Click here for more information

And don't miss:

Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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

Click here for more information

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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.

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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!

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 and suppressing 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!)

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Resources:

Selected Features From Recent Editions:

Still the question of the month:

How Stupid Do They Think We Are? Part II

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Let's apply a little ancient wisdom here to see that,

Russia Paying Taliban To Thwart The "Peace Deal"? Not Likely.

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The "Deadly" Hydroxychloroquine Scandal'

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The question of the month:

How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

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Trying to keep this important issue on point, I offer...

Some Follow-Up On The George Floyd Story

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Real American grown-up Forrest Voss in Texas tells it like it is...

A Good Man Urges Americans To Put On Their Big Boy And Big Girl Pants

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Under Four Presidents, The Feds Have Ignored The Mandate To Report On Police Killings'

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It's way past time that these issues were addressed...

The Digital Freedom Of Expression And Real Privacy Act

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Michigan, Texas, and now Virginia and Kentucky

More "Lockdown" Liberty Keys Have Been Posted (And More On The Use-This-"Crisis" Action Item)

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Jonesy in Wyoming tells it like it is...

A Good Man Urges Good Americans To Take Back The Soul Of Our Beloved Country

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Brave New Normal (Part 2)'

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I'm so tired of feeling like I'm stuck on the set of a low-budget horror film... How about you?

What REAL America Looks Like

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An important action item:

Not Letting This "Crisis" Go To Waste

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How the "lockdown" is getting locked down:

The Bad Guys Are Leveraging Fudged Fatality Figures

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Virus Of Mass Destruction'

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Everyone remembers the Guyana Kool-Aid, right? How's that stuff been tasting over the last couple of months?

The "Jim Jones" Syndrome

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Riffing off the foregoing "Jones Syndrome" commentary...

Further C19-Hysteria Observations

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There's a narrow window of opportunity in which vigorous action can prevent an oppressive "new normal", but...

I Need Your Help, Friends.

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Since its courts have broken the ice and now assert "universal jurisdiction" to prosecute Syrians for allegedly torturing prisoners,

Will Germany Now Seek Extradition Of Gina Haspel?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Biological War Against China'

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Ours is a Constitutional system in which, by nature, there can be no "emergency government powers" over individual citizens.

What Is, And What Is Not, Within The Power Of The State

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Warriors share new victories in shrinking Leviathan, offering us all:

More Points Of Light Amidst The Despotic "Lockdown" Darkness

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Brave New Normal'

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Even during the "lockdown" America's liberation from its longest-lasting and most expensive hoax continues apace...

Business Owner Kiki Bittner Shares A Great Video!

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Reasons and remedies for why...

The World Is Embracing The Hydroxychloroquine/Azithromycin Cure, But America Lags Behind

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Propaganda Of Terror And Fear: A Lesson From Recent History'

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Georgia led the way. Then Colorado stepped up. Now:

Lights On In Ohio!

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"Coronavirus", whatever else it might be, is just the hobgoblin du jour in the larger scheme of things;

The Only Disease Really Threatening America Is The Leviathan State

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'FDA Must Approve Hydroxychloroquine NOW!'

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Code-cracking on behalf of a great hero in the struggle for popular sovereignty over the runaway State.

Saving Julian

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Humanity Is Making A Very Important Decision When It Come To Assange'

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There's more to the Constitution than the political class would like the rest of us to understand:

The Fourth Branch

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Back-door Barr; the assault on Assange; Anti-Israel versus Anti-Semitism; and no, the health of the Great Lakes is NOT a "national security" issue...

Observations And Comments On Current Events

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Those whose gravy-train is threatened by the truth are subtle and relentless...

About State Forums And Trolls Under The Bridge

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Wake Up, Senators!

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From when the rot was less advanced,

A Welcome Tartness From A Chief Judge Of The Fifth Circuit

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Heart-felt inspiration and encouragement from a real American grown-up:

Patrick Malloy Shares His Journey To The Liberating Truth

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Modern Feminism's Hated Enemy: Womanhood'

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More very welcome thunder in the air...

The Lights Go On In Colorado!

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Been holding your nose on election day?

This Year, Nobody Has To Vote For The Lesser Of Two Evils

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Delivering this debunk can have a big payoff, folks:

A History Lesson For Pundits And Professionals

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Latest And Most Reckless US Imperial Act?'

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There's a really good reason...

Why I Write About Politics And Public Policy

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Folks, you really need to read this one all the way to the end:

The Virtual Certainty Of Foreign Interference In The 2020 Election

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An enrichment of the resource pool:

2015 And 2016 Editions Have Been Added To The Online Newsletter Archive

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Blood On Whose Hands?'

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We've all been victims of a monstrous subterfuge:

The Cowbird State

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Nick Audette has shared video and documents concerning...

A Nice Victory For A New Warrior/a>

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Decades of systematic corruption of the American political class leave us facing:

The Virtual Certainty Of Foreign Interference In The 2020 Election

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'On Rogues And Rogue States'

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Real American grown-ups are at work (and Samuel Adams is smiling down on them):

The Day The Lights Went On In Georgia!

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Ruben Varela shares some good news:

A Nice Tax Court Victory Over A Fake "Frivolous Return Penalty"

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And let's not stop with billboards...

Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Reclaiming Your Inner Fascist'

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Matthew Bossard tacks up some more victories; and he's not alone, of course.

Leviathan Takes More Hits

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And yet, it moves...

The Galileo Factor

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Already?! Yes!!

It's 'Christmas Special' Time Again!

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Having just had our first snowfall of the year, let's revisit:

The Biggest Snow Job In World History

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I'm getting sick of being a broken record, but...

What Is Going On Here, People?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Deep-State, Redefined'

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Important opportunities abound, but are being overlooked and going unused. This has to stop!

The Main Chance That Everyone Is Missing

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A great victory after years of IRS harassment, threats and intimidation by an educated American who turned the corrupt agency...

Every Which Way But Loose

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I hate to say it, but...

Most Of You Deserve To Be Squashed Like Cockroaches

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One person who DOESN'T deserve to be squashed like a cockroach:

Brenna Wright Shares Her Tax Truth Odyssey

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Fascinating material on a pernicious effort to destroy liberty:

A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

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The ice continues to crack, and it won't last much longer if enough people jump on it all at once.

A Recent Win In Tax Court, And More Remedies For Bogus NODs

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This really is a simple enough thing...

Hendrickson's Axiom of Special Definitions

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From the 'Garbage In Yields Garbage Out' Department:

Debunking The '1870s Income Tax Repeal' Myth

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In the hope of countering long-running government efforts to sow confusion on the subject:

A Few Words About The Constitution

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At least these "ladies" are honest...

A Word From The United Bitches Of America

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Let's look at a wildly misunderstood (or misrepresented) issue:

Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached

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It is so easy to prove that...

The Government Knows Perfectly Well That CtC Is 100% Correct

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An updated and ever-more important commentary:

What America Really Gets From The "Ignorance Tax"

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See Prior Editions In Their Entirety:

Newsletter Archives

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Get All Newsletters As They Are Published:

Newsletter Delivery Options

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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

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

July 14- In 1789, citizens of Paris storm the Bastille (the national government prison in the city), release its prisoners and begin the French Revolution.  In 1798, the Sedition Act (part of of "Alien and Sedition Acts"), an unconstitutional measure intended to stifle criticism of the undeclared war on France being conducted by the Federalist faction then in control of Congress and the Presidency, becomes "law".  Widespread opposition to these acts (and the policies they were intended to shield) led to the extinction of the Federalist Party within a few short years.  (See 'Strolling Down Memory Lane' in 'Upholding the Law And Other Observations' for more on this subject.)  In 1881, Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett.  In 1969, United States Federal Reserve Notes in $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 denominations are officially withdrawn from circulation.  In 2015 a NASA probe does the first human-instrument fly-by of Pluto.

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A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

You NEED to defend yourself and your kids against this now-high-inertia effort to destroy liberty.

Watch this fascinating 12 minute video on how climate data are misrepresented.

Then share this link with everyone you can

H/T to Jonesy for circulating this fun little meme and video link.

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Which Storm Is It Going To Be For You? 1776's? Or 1984's?

Choose wisely and well, and may the FOURCE be with you.

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No one can guarantee success in all they do in life. But anyone can guarantee that they DESERVE success in anything they do.

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Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

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Notes And Tips For Educated Filers

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

July 15- In 1799, the Rosetta Stone is found in Rosetta, Egypt by members of Napoleon's army.  In 1959, 500,000 American steelworkers begin a 119-day strike, leading to the first, and ongoing, significant importation of foreign steel into the country.  In 2002, John Walker Lindh makes a coerced "guilty" plea as part of one of the first of a series of criminal acts related to the neocon "War on Terrorism" for which the Bush administration attempted to retroactively immunize its operatives and office-holders as part of the 2006 Military Commissions Act.

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A Two-Minute Review Of CtC

David Bindel reminds us that there's either the rule of law, or there isn't.

HEY! SAYING IT AGAIN!! DON'T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted? This is easy to do, and very important (plus it can get you some great LHC swag!). See (and carefully read) these guidelines and encouragements.

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Some Good Perspective From The Delightfully Sardonic John Prine

Another guy who's always had his head screwed on pretty straight, even though with a decidedly whimsical tilt.

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Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

SEE MORE GREAT VIDEOS/a>.

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.

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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.

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

Cognitive dissonance in action.

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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.

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Hey, Gamers!

WAKEN TO THE REAL-LIFE ADVENTURE IN WHICH YOU ARE UNKNOWINGLY IMMERSED! Put down your controller and listen!

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

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

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

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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 wanted to 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...

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

July 16- In 1790, the District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States.  In 1935, the world's first parking meter is installed Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  In 1945, the first nuclear weapon is exploded in a test at Trinity, New Mexico.  In 1957, John Glenn sets a transcontinental speed record, flying from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds.  In 1969, Apollo 11 is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.  In 1999, JFK Jr., is killed in a plane crash in the Atlantic with his wife and sister-in-law.

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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...

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

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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.

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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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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

Click here to take the test

Click here for more Tax IQ tests

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Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

July 17- In 1794, sixteen Carmelite nuns are guillotined by the Jacobins during the waning days of the Reign of Terror in revolutionary France.  In 1918, Tsar Nicholas II and his family and retainers are murdered by the Bolsheviks.  In 1955, Disneyland opens.  In 1996, TWA flight 800 mysteriously explodes off the coast of Log Island, resulting in the deaths of all 230 aboard.  In 1997, Woolworth's closes its last store, after 117 years in business.  In 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over eastern Ukraine, apparently by the leaders of the United States-fomented coup which overthrew the elected government of Ukraine the previous February. The attack may have been a hit on the wrong plane in an effort to assassinate Russian leader Vladimir Putin, who was travelling the same route around the same time.

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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

How About You?

Are You Governing Yourself?

Get The Knowledge, Reclaim Your Power, And Stand With The Founders

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There is little more important to the long-term health of America than how our children are educated...

HOMESCHOOL YOUR KIDS!

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Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing

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Have You Taken A Military, Law Enforcement or Public Office Oath To Uphold And Defend The Constitution?

Renew Your Promise

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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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"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

The Choice Is This Stark

Wear this new T-Shirt proudly, and tell the enemies of the law that if they don't like Constitutional limits, they should find someplace else to live!

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

July 18- In 1925, Adolph Hitler publishes 'Mein Kampf'.  In 1942, the German military test flies the first jet-engine aircraft.  In 1962, Intel is founded.  In 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy takes a drunken drive off a bridge.  Freeing himself from the sinking vehicle, he leaves his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, to drown.

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'The BOSTONIAN'S Paying the EXCISE-MAN, or TARRING & FEATHERING' (1774) (How our forefathers responded to arrogant "Rule of Law defiers"...)

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The willingness of some people to trade liberty for convenience is without limit...

Regarding "Tax Reform"

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HELP SPREAD THE LIBERATING TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX

“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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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

July 19- In 1588, the Spanish Armada is sighted in the English Channel.  In 1979, the Sandinistas overthrow the U.S.-backed Somoza dictatorship in Nicaragua.  In 1990, Pete Rose is sentenced to five months imprisonment for tax evasion.  In 2007, the Dow Jones closes above 14,000 for the first time ever.

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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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