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Current Events and Continuing Education for July 27, 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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Let's take a short break from the horrors being cemented into place by the largely unopposed C19 coup, and celebrate:

New Victories By CtC-Educated Real American Grown-Ups!

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I have a short little non-negotiable list I'd like to share::

What DJT Needs To Do If He Wants Even A Chance Of Getting My Vote This Year

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'If Conservatism Doesn't Stand For Home, Then It Stands For Nothing'

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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 27- In 1694, a royal charter is granted to the Bank of England.  In 1789, the first United States federal agency is formed- the Department of Foreign Affairs (later renamed the Department of State).  In 1940, Bugs Bunny make his screen debut.  In 1964, a "surge" policy brings the total U.S. military presence in Vietnam to 21,000.  In 1974, the first article of impeachment against Richard Nixon-- obstruction of justice-- clears the House Judiciary Committee.  In 1990, Belarus secedes from the Soviet Union.

 

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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New Victories By CtC-Educated Real American Grown-Ups

Just to take a break from the horrific "C19 Scam" assault swirling about us...

THE TAX AGENCIES HAVE BEEN LARGELY SHUT DOWN until recently, and most filings for this year have taken place only a few weeks ago. At the same time, other things have been needing-- and getting-- our attention over the last several months. Consequently, the issuance of victories in 2020 has been sparse and most of those who have announced receiving them have been too distracted or oppressed by the C19 madness to share them, so far.

Due to these various factors, it's been some time since new victories have been posted. But a few folks DID get early filings in; a few folks DID show up for work at the tax agencies and duly issued the appropriate victories on behalf of the rule of law, and a few of those victors HAVE pushed through the amber of relentless, hypnotic hobgoblin-flogging and shared those victories.

I say "HOORAY" for these good folks! We all need a ray of sunshine to keep the blood flowing in dark times like these, so let's celebrate some heroes!

Kiki Bittner

KIKI AND HER HUSBAND have secured their 2nd, 3rd and 4th complete refund of everything erroneously paid in as withholding deposits for their business during 2019. Kiki shared here first such refund in this great video. She shares the others in the new installment below:

Here are the checks Kiki shows in this latest video:

 

 

...and here is the 941X and cover letter filed to secure the first of these, which corrects this erroneous original filing (the other filings are basically the same).

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Jon Golden

EARLIER THIS YEAR, JON SHARED HIS federal and state victories for 2016, 2017 and 2018. Today I'm happy to add his state (Indiana) victory for 2019, as well:

Here is the filing that produced this latest victory for Jon.

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Bradley & Sheri Edwards

BRAD & SHERI PRESENT their latest victory-- a complete refund of all withholding taken from them and given over to California during 2018. This one was secured last year, as you can see, and so is a bit out of form here. But I like doing things in threes, so...:

Here is the filing that led to this victory.

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WELL DONE, Kiki and Jon and Brad & Sheri! These great victories join those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here. Each constitutes another critical step toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.

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

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

That's all there is to it!

BTW, DON'T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted, too, like Kiki's and Jon's? This is easy to do, and very important (plus it can get you some great losthorizons swag!). See (and carefully read in their entirety) these guidelines and encouragements.

Remember, it's all about upholding the law, and that is YOUR responsibility. Awakening others to this high and honorable duty is the best way to make it happen.

"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

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What Donald Trump Needs To Do If He Wants Even A Chance Of Getting My Vote This Year

It's a simple little list, and it's non-negotiable.

WHAT FOLLOWS ARE TEN ACTS of responsible governance which I require of Donald Trump in order for him to justify being given my approval for another four years in office. All are well within his power, and all would rectify a dangerous wrong, protect America from a dire peril, and/or represent an embrace of important principles.

By the way, Joe Biden (or whoever is operating him) could only secure my vote by convincingly pledging to accomplish all the same things...

Here is my list of things Donald Trump must do:

1. ROLL OUT THE BULLY Presidential Pulpit and walk the American people through the explosive fact that according to the CDC's own data, it is indisputable that as many as 50 million Americans got infected with C19 between December of 2019 and March of 2020. Point out that this huge number of Americans had the disease run its course from start to finish with only 97 fatalities occurring in total-- again, all per the CDC's own data (and all as laid out and documented here).

Then urge Americans to lose the masks; get their businesses open; resume the political process as usual; and begin impeachment and prosecution of every state executive-branch official who pretended to have the authority to make law under the rubric of "executive orders", every instance of which is expressly prohibited by the relevant state Constitutions, all as laid out here (and in a bigger-picture presentation here).

2. DEVISE AND FORWARD TO CONGRESS legislation making it a federal criminal offense for any government official or anyone presenting themselves as a provider of information, communications or self-expression services which makes use of any federal, federally-facilitated or federally-controlled resource-- including but not limited to telecoms, social media platforms, email handlers, search engines and video servers-- to restrict, hamper, burden, censor or discriminate in any way against, or on the basis of, content created, uploaded or dispatched for transmission or access by any subscriber, any form of service agreement by which such restrictions, hampering, censoring or discrimination can be said to be agreed-to or made valid notwithstanding.

3. ORDER ALL UNITED STATES MILITARY FORCES in the Middle East and Afghanistan to promptly pack up and come home; and set a date no more than six months hence on which those garrisoning Germany and Korea must do the same, both of which can be done unilaterally under presidential authority as Commander-in-Chief despite the corrupt, bribe-induced opposition of many members of Congress.

4. FIRE MIKE POMPEO, GINA HASPEL, David Friedman, Brian Hook, Anthony Fauci, William Barr and Jared Kushner; and closely question Mike Pence in a public and recorded session to ensure that Pence understands that US policy is NOT to be based on, or influenced by, the notion that the Rapture is imminent, or that he is especially favored by God, or that ANYONE is especially favored by God. If Pence fails to give satisfactory assurances, replace him on the ticket. I suggest Tulsi Gabbard or Rand Paul.

5. END DISTRIBUTION OF ALL FOREIGN AND MILITARY AID to Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Kosovo, and Georgia, and investigate any member of Congress who objects for bribery, dual citizenship, or other compromising circumstances. (Many other recipients should also be cut off, but these nine listed are prime and/or iconic abuse-and-corruption fly-traps, and therefore will make a good start.) Read aloud to the American public the relevant portions of George Washington's Farewell Address.

Pledge to never again approve an arms sale to any country acting as an aggressor in any conflict, nor to approve the sale of anything but defensive weapons to anyone.

6. CONDEMN THE ISRAELI ANNEXATION of the West Bank and initiate a UN resolution calling on Israel to offer return all land, wherever located, which was seized from Palestinians displaced and dispossessed by Haganah and Irgun terrorism campaigns during the 1940s (and by other immoral campaigns since) to its rightful owners (or their heirs), or face sanctions and ostracization from the community of nations.

7. END ALL SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN AND VENEZUELA AND RUSSIA, and condemn the general and long-running policy of institutional falsehoods about each of these countries by which such sanctions have been "justified".

8. RESTORE THE ABM and INF treaties with Russia, and pledge to preserve the START treaty when it comes up for renewal next year. Reorient the "Space Force" to a joint US-Russian (and perhaps Chinese) initiative focused on peaceful exploration and development which will pre-empt and preclude any militaristic efforts in space by any of the participants (and establish suppressive pre-eminence over any such efforts by anyone else).

9. USE ALL AVAIABLE RESOURCES OF HIS OFFICE and branch to break up existing media conglomerates and ensure that every newspaper, TV station, magazine, radio station and other element of the Fourth Estate is a free-standing, free-speaking operation.

10. PRE-EMPTIVELY PARDON JULIAN ASSANGE and Chelsea Manning for any and all crimes they have allegedly committed against the United States.

ALL SENSIBLE STUFF, right? All with a snowball's chance in Hell, too, I know.

But who knows? Maybe by putting the list out there, Trump will be influenced toward a better direction in one or more of these areas. One can dream...

Meantime, Jo Jorgensen is out there for me. Thank goodness!

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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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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...

 

If Conservatism Doesn't Stand For Home, Then It Stands For Nothing

The movement was poisoned at its root-- or rootlessness-- but it can be revived.

by Bill Kauffman

I have long believed that the word conservative is sullied beyond reclamation, so my immediate answer to the question “What is American conservatism?” is “a Beltway-based racket exploiting the healthy instincts of decent Americans on behalf of the military-industrial complex, Wall Street, and the Republican Party.” But that answer is confuted by this very magazine, founded as it was in opposition to the criminal Iraq war and animated and inspirited, then and now, by principles and precious things that had long been forgotten or repudiated by most of the American Right: peace, place, humility, community, federalism, the Bill of Rights.

The conservative movement was poisoned at its roots—or, should I say, its rootlessness. After the death of the noble Senator Robert Taft (R-OH) in 1953, “conservatism” at the national level came to be defined, to a grossly disproportionate degree, by ex-communists avid to slay the god that failed them. The resultant movement subordinated domestic felicity and the gloriously idiosyncratic Little America to the frenzied promotion of what William F. Buckley Jr. described as an “instrument of totalitarian bureaucracy within our shores,” which he said we must accept “for the duration” of the Cold War. But when the Soviet Union dissolved, we did not return to being a “normal country,” as Jeane Kirkpatrick, Reagan’s UN ambassador, had recommended, but instead sought out a dreary concatenation of new enemies to justify the warfare state. (Even now, bellicose opportunists have their eye on China, as the scare-by date of shoe-bomb jihadis is about up.)

The wisest, most insightful, most independent-minded men who passed through the late and unlamented conservative movement—Robert Nisbet, Karl Hess, Russell Kirk, Murray Rothbard, Felix Morley—became disaffected and out of step. They understood that a grotesque empire had suffocated and supplanted the erstwhile republic, and that an America that is true to itself and worthy of respect must be decentralist, anti-interventionist, neighborly.

There is a healthy tradition in American political life that breathes this spirit, and that is, in parts and in sum, gentle, rambunctious, lyrical, just, and deeply, deeply American. Its first bloom was the Anti-Federalists, those prophetic backcountry critics of our misbegotten Constitution and champions of a decentralized nation. The tradition stretches on through the Loco Focos, the Populists, the Southern Agrarians, the Catholic Workers, the Old Right, the “freewheeling participatory democracy” wing of the New Left, the Perot-Buchanan-Paul Middle American revolutionaries, the hippie localists….This is the soul, the numen, of political America.

This is not just a literary conceit, or a gallery of lovable romantic losers. I see its expression, in variegated forms, all around us. It’s in farmers markets, grocery co-ops, community-supported-agriculture farms, local theater, and homeschool groups. It’s there wherever Americans gather in defense of the first Ten Amendments (dig all those Ninth Amendment rallies!), or every time a young girl puts up a birdhouse or kids gather for a pickup baseball game. Politically, it takes the form of split-state movements in New York, California, Illinois, and elsewhere; it’s in the Bring the (National) Guard Home campaign and the inchoate yearnings for peace that both parties do their best to snuff out; it’s in the distributist proposals to encourage small shops and home production and in the anarchist calls to expropriate the expropriators; it’s in the libertarian rejection of the surveillance state and in the refusal of those whom Robert Frost affectionately termed “insubordinate Americans” to say hooray for Hollywood. It’s in things hipster (small craft breweries, little libraries, DIY music) and square (Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, volunteer fire departments).

America is not an idea, an abstraction, or a marketing slogan. It is our home, and the land we love above all others.

Continued...

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

 

Afterword

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL piece of writing! I suspect the last time I read anything by Kauffman was back in the days that I was a reason magazine subscriber, and I now fear that I've missed a lot of good stuff.

I especially like the distinction well drawn and subtly emphasized throughout between making America "great" again and the far more proper and compelling, making America GOOD again. What a welcome and refreshing thought-- America, once more, the Good.

This puts me in mind of one of my favorite admonitions in American political history, offered by the remarkable U.S. Senator Carl Schurz at the dawn of America's stumble into imperialism in 1899:

"I confidently trust that the American people will prove themselves...too wise not to detect the false pride or the dangerous ambitions or the selfish schemes which so often hide themselves under that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: 'Our country, right or wrong!' They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: 'Our country--when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.'"

My only criticism of Kauffman's otherwise wisdom-rich and idyllic prose is his implicit buy-in to the tedious notion, popular among intellectuals who have never actually studied the subject in any depth, that the US Constitution is, as Kauffman puts it, "misbegotten"-- here meaning flawed, perhaps ill-meant, and responsible in part or in whole for America's failure to be good. Kauffman should have more faith in the genius of our Founders and Framers, and a sharper eye for the People's endless failures to supervise and rein-in those to whom operation of the State apparatus has been given over the decades.

The fact is, it is that missing supervision that is always the problem. Constitutions, no matter how well conceived and executed, do not interpret, preserve or enforce themselves.

The limitation is universal, and a consequence of the nature of the thing. While our US Constitution has been rightly called "the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man", it is no more self-executing or self-supervising than any other.

Sadly, those who want to exploit a lack of supervision are great at suggesting otherwise, in order to lull the supervisors into mistakenly thinking they can relax and watch the football game instead of steadily keeping a jealous eye on things. Sadly, it is natural for any body of supervisors to prefer believing they can relax and watch football, and to buy into comforting and convenient false suggestions slyly and persistently offered.

THE SOLUTION TO THE CONSTITUTION'S INEVITABLE LIMITATION is two-fold. One facet of that solution is making the study of the Constitution, and of the meaning and intent of those who ratified it, a major element of any American education.

The other facet of the solution-- the failsafe and much more reliable solution to the threat of public complacency, misunderstanding or subversion-- is keeping the state small and lean and manageable.

It is always the state's ambition to burst the Constitutional bonds restraining it from "greatness". It is always the People's very serious interest to keep the state of a modest size and power such that the People can readily recapture it when broken free and shackle it back up right and tight.

To ensure the People's ability to keep that second, more reliable solution to the rogue state in place and in good working order, the Framers hard-wired the taxing-power limitations into the US Constitution the way they did. Deploying those limitations properly results in exactly the restoration of our American home as envisioned by Bill Kauffman, through a process and with the effects laid out here. Read that post and let its message sink in.

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. Urge every Bill Kauffman you can find to lend their voices to the effort, as well. 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.

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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:

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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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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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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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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From when the rot was less advanced,

A Welcome Tartness From A Chief Judge Of The Fifth Circuit

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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 28- In 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was declared ratified, despite considerable irregularities in the process.  As this amendment is a source of much misunderstanding within the "tax honesty" community, I refer those interested in the subject to the discussion here.  In 1914, World War I begins.  In 1945, a B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State building.  The building does not collapse.  In 2010, an Airbus A321-231 jetliner crashed in the hills north of Islamabad, Pakistan, killing all onboard, and producing a wreckage site of the kind ALWAYS produced by an actual crash, as is seen in the photos at the beginning of this page.  In 2017, Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, then serving his third (non-consecutive) term, was found guilty of corruption by a unanimous Supreme Court and barred from office for life. This resulted from a 2016 document dump of millions of leaked internal files from a law firm handling Sharif's private business dealings by the Washington, DC-based imitator of WikiLeaks known as 'The International Consortium of  Investigative Journalists'.

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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 29- In 1588, the English navy defeats the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.  In 1847, Cumberland School of Law in Lebanon, Tennessee, becomes the 11th law school in America.  In 1958, NASA is created.

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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 30- In 1729, Baltimore, Maryland is founded.  In 1932, Disney's 'Flowers and Trees' becomes the first animated short film (cartoon) presented in Technicolor, and the first to win an Academy Award.  In 1956, "In God We Trust" is adopted as the United States motto.  In 1965, the Social Security Act of 1965 is signed into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.  In 1974, Richard Nixon releases the Whitehouse Tapes (recordings of Oval Office discussions of the Watergate burglary cover-up) in response to a Congressional subpoena.  In 1975, Jimmy Hoffa disappears.

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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

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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 31- In 1777, the Continental Congress resolves to accept the services of the Marquis de Lafayette, making him a Major-General of the United States.  In 1930, 'The Shadow' airs on radio for the first time.  In 1941, Nazi SS General Reinhard Heydrich is ordered to devise a plan for carrying out the "final solution of the Jewish question."  In 1948, the New York International Airport  (later, JFK) is dedicated.  In 1970, official daily rum rations come to an end in the Royal Navy (Black Tot Day).  In 1972, Northeast Airlines flies its last flight.

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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:

August 1- In 1291, the Swiss Confederation is formed.  In 1619, the first African slaves arrive in Jamestown, Virginia.  In 1834, slavery is abolished in most of the British Empire by act of Parliament (but the emancipation won't be completed until six years later).  In 1876, Colorado is admitted to the union as the 38th of the several states.  In 1902, the Unites States buys the rights to the Panama Canal from France.  In 1944, Anne Frank makes her last diary entry.  In 1957, the United States and Canada form NORAD.  In 1960, Islamabad is named the capital of Pakistan's federal government.  In 1967, Israel annexes East Jerusalem.

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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:

August 2- In 1610, Henry Hudson sails into the Hudson Bay.  In 1790, the first census of the USA is conducted.  In 1934, Adolph Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.  In 1937, the Marihuana Tax Act is passed, effectively criminalizing marijuana possession and consumption.  In 1964, the Johnson administration deploys the 'Gulf of Tonkin Incident' as a pretext for the escalation of US military activities in Vietnam.  In 1990, Iraq invades Kuwait.

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Last Word

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution

 

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About The Author

Pete Hendrickson is possibly the most effective lawyer in history, even while never having set foot in a law school, nor ever being a card-carrying member of "the bar". He is the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare ‘contributions’ withheld from his earnings (along with all other property taken for federal taxes); further, since 2003 students of his legal analyses and arguments in ‘Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America’’ (CtC), and its sequel, 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?' have been routinely retaining and recovering billions of dollars which otherwise-- wrongly, but as a matter of course-- would have gone to federal or state government treasuries. This despite concerted efforts by government to suppress his work, and in some cases vigorously oppose the claims by his students.

Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across the country.

Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design, manufacture and installation firm.

Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the twelve years before his present full-time focus on the restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+ apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers. He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and distribution systems in four states, and designed and administered the company's website.

On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative force behind a small board- and card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several years.

Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next book.

© All written and graphic material on this page and website are copyrighted by Peter E. Hendrickson, unless otherwise attributed.