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-James Madison

 

 

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Mid-Edition Update for August 17, 2020

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New Victories Offer A Little Relief In An Otherwise Very Dark Time

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If YOU Don't Start Acting, We Will End Up With A Permanent Dystopian "New Normal"

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'Four Months Of Unprecedented Government Malfeasance'

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Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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"The preservation of a free government requires, not merely that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained, but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the great barrier which defends the rights of the people. The rulers who are guilty of such encroachment exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are TYRANTS. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them and are slaves….."

-James Madison

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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.

New Victories Offer Welcome Points Of Light In A Very Dark Time

...with one story here being especially compelling...

I'M GOING TO BEGIN THIS VICTORY POST with a truly noteworthy and uplifting story about a fellow I met in 2010 at FCI Milan. Here's the tale:

Dan Benham had been an occasional correspondent of mine in the first few years after CtC was first published in 2003. He was not CtC-educated at the time-- in fact, he was already several years deep into implementing contrary ideas of his own.

But having become aware of my work-- and my email address-- through connections with other folks in Southwest Michigan where he lived, Dan respectfully took advantage of his opportunities to seek out my opinions on his approaches to the tax issue. He wrote me perhaps a dozen times or so, and our exchanges were always congenial.

Dan seemed a good guy, with his heart in the right place.

I thought it a shame when I learned of Dan's indictment within a few years on tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud charges. I didn't believe that Dan had willfully attempted to deceive anyone. He wasn't the type.

FAST FORWARD TO 2010 and I am newly arrived at FCI Milan to suffer the government's two-year effort to convince me to sit down and shut up (as part of the 17-year CtC-suppression campaign documented here). Within little more than a week I was taken entirely by surprise when approached in the rec yard by a stranger who excitedly introduced himself as Dan Benham!

Small world, right?

Dan was only at Milan for a short time thereafter, before being transferred to another facility. But having realized the error of his previous thinking in the interim (and perhaps having had some of my earlier points in our email exchanges take root), Dan took every opportunity during our brief time together to get a good start down the path toward CtC-educated. We had good conversations, and I enjoyed his company-- something of considerable value under the circumstances.

However, before long, Dan was off to his new location, and again, out of my mind. I confess that I didn't think of him again until around a year and a half ago, when the phone rang and it was, "Hi, Pete this is Dan Benham. Do you remember me?"

Well, I did, and was glad to, because Dan had a great story to share.

YOU SEE, AS PART OF HIS SENTENCE on the tax evasion and fraud convictions, Dan was saddled with a chunk of "restitution" to pay on amounts alleged to have been owed in tax during the years of his uneducated practices. Some of those old liabilities were at that point incapable of educated dispute.

But there was a light at the end of that tunnel, because over the course of time Dan finished his journey to becoming CtC-educated. Last year Dan filed an educated return successfully reclaiming everything withheld from him as nominal federal income tax in 2018 (while leaving unclaimed the portion denominated as FICA taxes for reasons of his own):

A few months after securing this victory Dan noticed something unexpected: His outstanding restitution amounts began dropping!

It seems the IRS was paying off Dan's restitution (in a manner of speaking) with diversions from the refunds he was now securing on his current-year educated filings! Here is a statement from the Dept. of Justice (sic) acknowledging the diversions:

... and here is the history of payoffs that accompanied it.

I hadn't posted anything on this really gratifying story until now because the overall record and related documentation are a bit of a mare's nest. Because that remains the case, I'm not going to say any more on the "restitution" issue at this time.

But what we can see already is very pleasing. A good man who had once wandered a bit off the path has found his footing, and, what's more, is getting solid affirmation of the fact from folks who obviously would be jumping all over Dan if they could.

FURTHER, AND THE REASON I AM now posting what I am of this story, is that Dan has just gotten his second victory in a row (this one for 2019, on this return):

This latest victory is worth celebrating purely on its own merits, but considering the special shine it sports because of the backstory, and with the continuing dark cloud of the C19 coup-in-progress upon us from which we can all use a little uplift (see the article below in this newsletter to learn how YOU can help fix that problem, and how it WILL NOT be fixed if you don't help), it seems particularly the right time for sharing what I can of Dan's great story.

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David & Valerie Denning

IN ADDITION TO DAN BENHAM'S VERY FINE VICTORIES, I want to also share another just secured by David and Valerie Denning. This is David and Valerie's fourth complete refund secured over the course of the last 14 months:

This refund is on an amended return, with interest added. See the return and the California Franchise Tax Board adjustment notice here.

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SO, HATS OFF to Dan and David and Valerie!

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 David'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

BTW, II: I WANT EVERYONE TO THINK about something before leaving this article.

You'll have all noticed the reference in my post about Dan Benham's happy victories to the need for YOUR efforts in overcoming the ongoing blatant disregard of Constitutional supremacy by many state governors under the mantle of the C19 hob-goblin. In the hope of making clear the importance of your efforts, I want to put this question in your minds:

How long do you think you can continue to expect government subordination to Constitutional constraints on taxation if the kind of wide and deep disregard of Constitutional authority we're seeing now-- so wide and deep as to have put millions out of work and thousands of businesses shuttered, and all on a manifestly false hob-goblin pretext-- goes uncorrected?

H.L. Mencken wisely observed that people get the government they deserve, and they get it good and hard.

Let's not "deserve" an unconstrained state, 'cause that IS what we will get, good and hard.

Read the article below and DO YOUR PART, with a real sense of urgency.

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

-Edmund Burke

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P. S. It is with much sorrow that I must report the passing last week of Patricia Whitney, dearly-beloved wife of longtime stalwart CtC warrior Tim Whitney and mother of recently-minted warrior Tricia Whitney, from complications during a surgical procedure.

Please join me in wishing Tim and his children strength and peace in this very difficult time.

P.P.S. As I just learned while preparing this newsletter update for posting, my dear friend Sheldon Rose has passed (at age 93 years young). For various reasons I had not seen Sheldon often over the last few years, but his passing brings my a great sense of loss, nonetheless. Sheldon was an especially good American and an especially good human being.

Rest in peace, Sheldon.

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Either YOU ACT, Or We End Up With A Permanent, Dystopian "New Normal"

...and that will NOT be a good thing, no matter what you may think of the "old normal".

FOLKS, THOSE BEHIND THE EFFORT TO IMPOSE A "NEW NORMAL" in which your liberties are dramatically circumscribed on behalf of a purported collective security interest (i.e., "You must submit to this and this in order to spare others the inconvenience of isolation from a hob-goblin threat about which they have been made panicky by a 24/7 propaganda attack over the last 8 months) are going to persist until they are stopped by opposing forces.

You must understand that by mid-April, at least, these officials had, through outright incompetence or irresistible lust for power, ruined state economies and the personal economies of vast numbers of their neighbors, and in many cases contributed hugely to the outright deaths of thousands of people. And they had done all these terrible things in the name of a vastly overblown threat of plague-like peril from what was really at most just another seasonal flu in its outcomes-- and an especially mild seasonal flu, at that. (See this documented summary of the "crisis" for evidence of the fact assertions above, and those that will be found below which are not equipped with other links.)

The only way these culpable officials can see themselves escaping punishment for these horrific crimes is through nurturing the pretense that C19 really is the dire "millions will die" threat that they have been pitching (and keeping alive the panic that this pretense has engendered in the gullible). If they can do this long enough, the actual record of events will become thoroughly polluted with their narrative falsehoods and faded from the passage of time, as well.

During this holdout, double-down period, constituencies will arise on behalf of the new normal. At the same time, those at whose expense this all happens become weaker and less able to seek redress of the grievances, much less to hold those responsible accountable for their misdeeds.

IT IS ON BEHALF OF THIS "preserve the rationale and the panic" effort that we have seen the sustained (and otherwise completely inexplicable) attacks on hydroxychloroquine (which have risen to the point of administering fatal overdoses and withholding the treatment from patients until past the point at which it would be effective in alleged impartial clinical "trials", as well as reporting fake studies and making outlandish and false claims about HCQ side effects).

It is also on behalf of the "preserve the rationale and the panic" effort that we have seen the manifestly absurd focus on "case" counts (on behalf of which "positives" have been recorded even for people never actually tested and the CDC-- and a number of states-- have been combining test results showing active infections with those showing antibodies, and treating the total as the "active case" count). High "case counts"-- whether honestly discovered or fabricated-- mean nothing unless accompanied by high fatalities (or high rates of illness so critical as to require hospitalization to prevent death). Neither has ever happened.

Even with a huge number of infections in America at the beginning of the year (estimated to be between 36 and 51 million), almost no fatalities occurred until infected patients were seeded into highly-vulnerable nursing home populations.

The dramatic spate of murdered grandmas and grandpas thus produced ramped the fatality rate up to a somewhat scary several hundred a week, but was insufficient for the panic-mongering officials, who were already recognizing their problem and the only light at the end of their self-made tunnel. Hence, the actual (however much contrived) C19 death counts were then "fortified" by an unprecedented change in the decades-old reporting protocols.

Under the new guidelines, every dead American which a heavily-predisposed medical community could imagine might have presented any symptom nominally associated with C19 (which happen to also be symptoms associated with several other illnesses, such as the standard flu, pneumonia, and even just the common cold) began to be counted as a death from C19. NOW we started seeing some frightening numbers! They weren't actual C19 fatalities, but they were said to be, and did a great job at keeping the panic roiling.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THESE MALEFACTORS are NOT going to stand down. They must be made to do so, and if they are not, we will all pay a very heavy price-- even more than we already have lost. Much more.

So, how do you make the chief law enforcement officers of the states where these crimes are being committed stand down? It's easy.

First, you educate yourself to the indisputable fact that the acts of these people are without authority-- the proof of which you will find below.

Then you do everything you can to spread that knowledge throughout each affected state, realizing that even if YOU don't have a business that has been closed down, or fooled or frightened into requiring masks and the like, others to whom you will send, or to whom what you send will be sent, in turn, do. Even if you don't understand what good these keys will do, others to whom you will send, or to whom what you send will be sent, in turn, will understand.

The spreading is easy: Pdfs of proof-packages are provided below for eight states. (Others can be easily produced with a little simple research and the use of those provided as templates.)

ONCE YOUR OWN EDUCATION is up-to-speed and the information has been spread, you stop playing along with the illegal edicts. You encourage everyone else to do the same.

This means businesses which have been illegally ordered closed immediately reopen all over the state. Masks come off faces all over the state.

The hypnotic 24/7 propaganda drumbeat from the media (and now incorporated even in most commercial advertising, as well) falters. People begin remembering what has been taken from them, and now realize it has been taken from them under false pretenses.

Narrowed eyes all over the state turn toward the statehouse.

The malefactors realize the bluster and the bulldozing have failed. They stop issuing edicts and start focusing on getting lawyered-up.

It's all good.

But all of this only happens if YOU finally step up to what I have been putting before you for months now and ACT. There should already have been a hundred million of the "Liberty Keys" below shared throughout the land, and had that happened, we all would be a whole lot better off than we are now.

Do you not understand that by NOT stepping up and acting, you effectively ENDORSE government OVERTLY ordering you and your neighbors about without lawful authority? Where do you think that precedent will take us?!

It's not too late, but it's getting closer to "too late". Every day counts. Make it happen.

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The Michigan "Lockdown" Liberty And Accountability Key

The simple, indisputable legal basis for reclaiming freedom from all “lockdown” edicts in the Great Lakes state, and for holding the perps responsible.

(The Texas, Virginia, Kentucky, Wyoming, Georgia, Louisiana and Wisconsin Keys have been added, below.)

ALL STATE "LOCKDOWN" ORDERS and related C19-hysteria measures issued from governors' offices since mid-March of 2020 have been illegal under express terms of the Constitution of each affected state. What follows is a concise analysis of that express prohibition for Michigan (first posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020).

Below that four-point analysis will be found links to a .pdf version of the material for printing and sharing; links to a few posts addressing the limits of state (and federal) executive authority more broadly; and .pdfs of similar analyses for a number of other states that have been added over the intervening months. Those in states for which I have not yet prepared an analysis are encouraged to use these examples as guides in their own efforts to address the illegalities of executive overreach with which they are afflicted.

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1. The Michigan Constitution is the supreme law of the state:

Schedule, section 16, of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 provides that upon adoption of that Constitution by a majority of electors, “it shall be the supreme law of the state on and after the first day of January of the year following its adoption” and declares that vote in favor of adoption as having been certified on June 20, 1963.

2. Disharmony with the Constitution invalidates any purported act, pronouncement, edict, decree, order or law of any state officer(s) or agent(s):

The General rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of it's enactment and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it. An unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed. Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted.

No repeal of an enactment is necessary, since an unconstitutional law is void. The general principles follow that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection, and justifies no acts performed under it.

16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 256

3. Michigan's Constitution vests law-making (legislative) power-- that is, the power to impose enforceable requirements or prohibitions-- exclusively in the legislature, in Article IV, section 1 and Article III, section 2, with only two very narrow and specific exceptions (all bracketed clarifications and emphases added):

Article IV, § 1 Legislative power.

Except to the extent limited or abrogated by article IV, section 6 [providing for an Independent citizens redistricting commission] or article V, section 2 [allowing the governor to rearrange or reassign functions within the legislatively-established executive branch, subject to approval by the legislature where having the character of law], the legislative power of the State of Michigan is vested in a senate and a house of representatives.

Article III, § 2 Separation of powers of government.

The powers of government are divided into three branches: legislative, executive and judicial. No person exercising powers of one branch shall exercise powers properly belonging to another branch except as expressly provided in this constitution [in Article IV, sec. 1, shown above].

4. In law, "substance" always rules over "form". The devising and issuing of commands to the general public, disobedience of which can be punished by the state apparatus in any way whatsoever, is the making of laws, even if the products are called "executive orders". Executive branch officials are prohibited from such legislating, except as expressly authorized in the Constitutions to which they have sworn fidelity.

Any basis-- even an enactment of the legislature itself-- on which the governor (or any executive branch agency or official) claims the power to devise, issue and enforce commands directed at any or all of the general public -- whether such commands are labeled as "Executive Orders" or otherwise-- is manifestly unconstitutional and void, per the foregoing simple and straightforward legal facts. The governor and all other executive branch officials are prohibited from being given, having, or exercising any such power.

No commands so devised and issued can be lawfully enforced by anyone. No commands so devised and issued can be lawfully upheld by any court to which the foregoing points of law are presented.

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P.S. To get this Key as a .pdf which can be printed and carried about when resuming the exercise of your rights, and which should be shared as widely as possible, click here.

P.P.S. For a complete discussion of the fallacies inherent in executive-branch claims of "emergency powers", see this.

P.P.P.S. For some discussion on the utility of the Michigan Key above and the others below, and the extended application of the same principles to every other state, see this.

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The Texas "Lockdown" Liberty And Accountability Key Has Been Posted

Let's call it the "Don't Mess with Texans" instrument...

Get the Lone Star State Key as a .pdf here.

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The Virginia "Lockdown" Liberty And Accountability Key Has Been Posted

This great state's motto is, "Sic Semper Tyrannis", an express rejection of governmental overreach. This seems a good time for Virginians to reflect on that.

Get the Virginia Key as a .pdf here.

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The Kentucky "Lockdown" Liberty And Accountability Key Has Been Posted

Freedom and the Rule of Law for the Bluegrass State 

Get the Kentucky Key as a .pdf here.

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The Wyoming "Lockdown" Liberty And Accountability Key Has Been Posted

Freedom and the Rule of Law for the Equality State 

Get the Wyoming Key as a .pdf here.

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The Georgia "Lockdown" Liberty And Accountability Key Has Been Posted

Freedom and the Rule of Law for the Wisdom, Justice and Moderation State 

Get the Georgia Key as a .pdf here.

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The Louisiana "Lockdown" Liberty And Accountability Key Has Been Posted

Freedom and the Rule of Law for the Pelican State 

Get the Louisiana Key as a .pdf here.

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The Wisconsin "Lockdown" Liberty And Accountability Key Has Been Posted

Freedom and the Rule of Law for the Badger State 

Get the Wisconsin Key as a .pdf here.

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What's your sign, Baby? How about this one:

 

"Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked."

-Proverbs 25:26

 

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

-Everett Hale

 

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them, and these will continue till they have been resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."

-Frederick Douglass

 

"A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow

 

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

-Mohandas Gandhi

 

"It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of Citizens and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. The free men of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle."

-James Madison

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The Only Thing You Really Get Out Of Wearing A Mask:

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CURRENT CONTENTS OF THE HYSTERIA SUPPLEMENT

A Collection Of Facts To Help With Clear-Thinking About Anxieties And Policy Choices

An Entertaining Lesson In Proper Analysis Of Scare Stats

A Rebuttal Of Discouraging Responses To The Emergence Of A Cure For Covid-19

Another Well-Taken Analysis And Debunk Of Scare Stat Fallacies

Draft Legislation For Compelling Hysterical (Or "Crisis"-Exploiting) Political Units To Stand Down

It's Time To Post A Reward For Information Leading To...

Hydroxychloroquine And Azithromycin Are Again Proven To Cure Covid-19-- This Crisis Is, And Must Be, OVER!

So, How Many Michiganders Have Died Thanks To Gretchen Whitmer's Worship Of Centralized Bureaucratic Authority?

Productive Economies Are Not Factories That Can Be Stopped And Then Simply Restarted

As The Panic-Mongering Collapses, Watch For A New Scam

The Very Dangerous Pathologies Of Continued "Sheltering In Place"

Michigan Rallies To Oppose C19 Edicts While The Data Debunk The Government's Pretexts

Actual C19 Fatality Rates By State

Some Observations Regarding Any Government's Alleged "Emergency Powers"

The Ongoing Effort To Leverage Months of Conditioning Into Residual Despotism With Bogus Fatality Figures

The Michigan, Texas, Virginia, Kentucky, Wyoming, Georgia, Louisiana And Wisconsin "Lockdown" Liberty Keys

How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

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Remember 'War Games'?

THIS VIDEO PROJECTS THE PROGRESS of a nuclear exchange between Russia and the United States. It's frightening, as it should be, as well as sobering and instructive. My only criticisms are, first of all, that it fails to account for the imbalance that will now be present in any such exchange due to the new Russian hypersonic weapons.

Secondly, the video fails to account for China's contribution to the exchange against the US, which is a virtual certainty. China knows that if Russia goes, and the US survives, it goes soon after. So, that will not be allowed to happen.

See important related comments here.

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The Entire Legal And Practical Truth About The Income Tax In Three Short Sentences

Focus on these simple points and you can teach anyone the truth about the tax.

1. The income tax is an excise.

2. Excise taxes are taxes on the gainful exercise of privileges.

3. You probably didn't earn your money by exercising any taxable privilege (or earned very little that way).

Inarguable (and nowhere disputed) proof of the first two statements above can be found concisely spelled-out in this little 7-page document. Whether the third is true for any particular person can be determined by consulting this guide to understanding "income-taxable privilege".

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Daft And Despicable Deniers

What the hell is wrong with these people?!

CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE how abysmally stupid someone would have to be to continue to doubt or deny that CtC has revealed the actual, complete and insurmountable truth about the income tax in light of the overwhelming mountain of historical, legal, practical and logical evidence to the contrary? (Not to mention the outright lies and even ludicrous hoaxes the executive and some corrupt members of the judiciary have been caught at in desperate efforts to conceal the truth...)

Plainly any such denier must either be abysmally stupid or be an abysmally corrupt government official or other person who sees him or herself as benefitting from the lies about the tax by which America has suffered for 75 years now. Isn't this true?

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"A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him."

-Ezra Pound

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Did you know…

…The US may be the only country in the world where people working in the non-federal private sector must commit perjury in order to owe and pay ‘God’s things to Caesar’?

If you work in the private sector, stop falsely swearing that your private-sector earnings are federal “income”1. Perjury is a crime. Exercise the law’s provision for protecting your private-sector earnings from the 154-year-old2 indirect excise known as the federal income tax. Rebut fraudulent allegations made by your payers regarding the legal nature of your work and the earnings derived therefrom, so that you pay only your fair share. Join the hundreds of thousands of honest, law-abiding Americans who have been doing so for more than a decade. Learn how for free at losthorizons.com.

1--“We must reject… …the broad contention submitted in behalf of the government that all receipts—everything that comes in—are income…”.

United States Supreme Court, So. Pacific v. Lowe, 247 U.S. 330, (1918)

2—The income tax in the United States was first instituted into law on July 1, 1862, during Lincoln’s presidency under the excise laws of the United States. The preamble to the 1939 Internal Revenue Code traces its roots to this original income tax law.

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Other Voices:

Important guest observations and commentary with an important afterword by Yours Truly

 

Four Months Of Unprecedented Government Malfeasance

by Heather Mac Donald

Over the last four months, Americans have lived through what is arguably the most consequential period of government malfeasance in U.S. history. Public officials’ overreaction to the novel coronavirus put American cities into a coma; those same officials’ passivity in the face of widespread rioting threatens to deliver the coup de grâce. Together, these back-to-back governmental failures will transform the American polity and cripple urban life for decades.

Before store windows started shattering in the name of racial justice, urban existence was already on life support, thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns. Small businesses—the restaurants and shops that are the lifeblood of cities—were shuttered, many for good, leaving desolate rows of “For Rent” signs on street after street in New York City and elsewhere. Americans huddled in their homes for months on end, believing that if they went outside, death awaited them.

This panic was occasioned by epidemiological models predicting wildly unlikely fatalities from the coronavirus.

On March 30, the infamous Imperial College London model predicted 2.2 million deaths in the U.S. by September 1, absent government action. That prediction was absurd on its face, given the dispersal of the U.S. population and the fact that China’s coronavirus death toll had already leveled off at a few thousand. The authors of that study soon revised it radically downwards.

Too late. It had already become the basis for the exercise of unprecedented government power. California was the first state to lock down its economy and confine its citizens to their homes; eventually almost every other state would follow suit, under enormous media pressure to do so.

Never before had public officials required millions of lawful businesses to shut their doors, throwing tens of millions of people out of work. They did so at the command of one particular group of experts—those in the medical and public health fields—who viewed their mandate as eliminating one particular health risk with every means put at their disposal.

If the politicians who followed their advice weighed a greater set of considerations, balancing the potential harm from the virus against the harm from the shutdowns, they showed no sign of it. Instead, governors and mayors started rolling out one emergency decree after another to terminate economic activity, seemingly heedless of the consequences.

The lockdown mandates employed mind-numbingly arbitrary distinctions. Wine stores and pot dispensaries were deemed “essential” and thus allowed to stay open; medical offices were required to close. Large grocery stores got the green light; small retail establishments with only a few customers each day were out of luck. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer notoriously used her red pen within megastores to bar the sale of seeds, gardening supplies, and paint.

It was already clear when these crushing mandates started pouring forth that shutting down every corner of the country was a reckless overreaction. By mid-March, two weeks before the Imperial College model was published, Italian health data showed that the coronavirus was terribly lethal to a very small subset of the population—the elderly infirm—and a minor health problem to nearly everyone else who was not already severely ill. The median age of coronavirus decedents in Italy was 80, and they died with a median of nearly three comorbidities, such as heart disease and diabetes. The lead author of the Imperial College model has admitted that up to two-thirds of all coronavirus fatalities would have died from their comorbidities by the end of 2020 anyway.

Three months later, this profile of coronavirus casualties still holds true. Public health interventions could have been targeted at that highly vulnerable population without forcing the American economy into a death spiral.

DISINFORMATION

Continued...

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

 

Afterword

WOW! What a great summary by Mac Donald, and with what a pitch-perfect tone!

The only thing Mac Donald leaves off the table here is any consideration of the "why", and that's ok. While we all like to tilt at that one (and while it remains important to do so, so that culpability can be properly assigned for the meting out of punishments later), "why" is not necessary for successfully making the point that the "what" is indefensible and a mammoth harm needing immediate rectification purely on its own merits.

That "what" would need immediate rectification even if it was a consequence of nothing but rank incompetence and covidiocy.

THERE IS ONLY ONE minor error in Mac Donald's presentation that caught my eye, and it's purely incidental: The absurd Imperial College 2.2 million dead in America prediction came on March 16, not March 30. This is worth mentioning only insofar as it firms up the sequence of events-- it was only three days later, on March 19, that California's governor Gavin Newsom issued the first of the illegal "lockdown" orders in the USA.

Newsom's offense was soon duplicated by many other law-breakers in many other states, and from there it seems these same states have been in competition to see which can impose the most ruinous policies by the most blatant disregard of the law. Mac Donald does a wonderful job pouring snarky intellectual scorn on it all, and warning of the dire threat of complacency in response.

Mac Donald finishes with the statement that "Pulling the country back from the abyss will require a recalling of our civilizational inheritance", and she's right. The chief inheritance needing to be recalled is the hard-won rule of law, and an appreciation of its importance.

IN THAT RULE-OF-LAW VEIN, THE FIRST ANSWER to the C19 crisis is to inform the People of their own Constitutional prohibitions of all the despotic diktats currently ruining lives. Americans are respectful of the law, and the only reason so many are caving to the ruinous edicts issuing from state governors is their mistaken belief that the edicts are lawful. Once they know differently, we will see a dramatic reversal on that front.

The second answer to this rogue government crisis is to shrink all of America's Leviathans, thus diminishing their ability to mount assaults of this kind in the first place, no matter the pretext. The "state" in all its forms has become an object of worship in this country over the last 80 years or so, and has done so because it has, in all its forms, become huge and ubiquitous.

Among much else, America's Leviathan states have become able to put fingers in every pie, and to field armies of lawyers to overwhelm opposition when it arises. They have become able to assert control over the education of young Americans such that opposition arises much less often than it otherwise would, and ought to.

The Leviathans have become able to drown us all in endless "public service announcements" on TV and radio selling the Kool-Aid and suppressing opposition to the coup. These folks shouldn't be able to scrape together enough to mount a leafletting campaign from what is left after the expenditures their actual governmental duties require, but instead they are awash in wealth and influence.

We facilitate all of that power at our peril, as is now more clearly shown than ever before.

So, DEFUND THE LEVIATHANS!

Don't just close your eyes and dreamily smile at the thought. Get up and make it happen.

Spread the knowledge you already have about the true nature of the income tax (which restrains state governments just as it does the federal government). The simplest way to do this is to share this little document with everyone you can, in every way that you can.

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A New Policy

I HAVE DONE MY BEST to lead this country to liberty from the mis-applied income tax. I have labored hard. I've shed a lot of sweat, a fair bit of blood and more than a few tears. But I seem to be pretty poor at that kind of work.

When I have asked all of you for what I firmly believe is a necessary resource to move the ball downfield and give all of us the best chance at justice and an end to the assault on the rule of law-- simple testimonial videos requiring nothing from any of you but the phone in your pocket and three minutes of speaking from the heart-- I have had only a handful of people answer my call.

I CAN'T KEEP GOING THIS WAY. I have to be able to turn my attention away from writing new persuasive or skepticism-addressing articles week after week, and toward research, analysis and educational presentations that will benefit everyone already in this community. I need time to do some suing, and to bring together the resources and talent toward that end.

As said, it is my firm belief that your testimonial videos are the resource that I need to make big things happen, and they are unquestionably the thing I need to allow me to turn my attention away from trying to get horses to drink at the waterhole to which I have led them. Your words, in your great numbers and all in your own different ways, will do that better than anything I write possibly could.

And yet, you are not providing them. This, despite my having been asking you for them for many years now.

Therefore, with enormous reluctance, I am making portions of this website restricted access only. People have been urging me to do this for years now, telling me I should impose a charge to access my work-product, so as to enable me to keep producing.

I have never been inclined to charge fees for access. I ask for donations, and will continue to do that, and if they do not come, then I will conclude that my work is of no value to anyone, and I will close shop.

But I now WILL charge a special something for access to some key portions of that work.

Opening selected pages on LHC comprising higher level legal resources now requires the submission of qualifying testimonial videos, as discussed, described and demonstrated here. The videos must be accompanied by scans of a recent educated filing along with responsive documents from the IRS, whether in the form of a check, a notice identifying and reflecting the filed return, or "return" and "account" transcripts for the year for which the return was filed. Names must be shown in full.

Similarly, if an email comes my way asking for guidance or assistance, I had better already have your video posted.

I HATE TO PLAY IT THIS WAY. But I want to win.

I'll tell you a story from when I was coaching my kids in soccer. Both of my kids at a certain age in their careers had run into a wall common to all but the very exceptional. They had gotten to be pretty good, and they wanted to enjoy the benefits of their hard work. But the arrival of this interest coincided with a new self-consciousness which made them reluctant to risk failing and looking foolish. So, they were hanging back from seizing the main chance when it appeared, and driving for the goal.

My solution was to post on the wall of our dining room a couple of simple points about self-discipline, the chief of which is this: You can't score a goal if you don't take a shot.

That's how it is here, too. If you don't stand up, you are laying down, and you'll never score that goal.

Here is what my kids live by now, in their own version of that lesson. I hear it from them all the time as they excel (accompanied by the sound of a father's breast swelling with pride): Go hard, or go home.

You, too. Go hard, or go home. Send those videos.

Do I ask for a lot? I want your victories to post, your financial support, your efforts at spreading the word, and your beautiful faces and inspiring words, too. It IS a lot.

But it's not too much. I'll let Thomas Paine explain:

"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”

Fear nothing but God.

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What Makes YOU A Warrior For The Truth?

We each have our reasons, and our story. It's time, and it's needed, for you to share yours with the world.

P.S. READ EVERYTHING THAT FOLLOWS, CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY!!

 

"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

What does it for you?

Is it simply because no moral and upstanding person has any choice when it comes to telling the truth over his or her signature, whether on tax forms or anywhere else?

Is it recognition of the critical importance of the rule of law, and the knowledge that if everybody leaves its caretaking to someone else, it will soon be lost to us completely?

Is it the money?

Maybe it's just simple respect for your own rights as a human being, who is not and cannot be not involuntarily subordinated to others?

Maybe it's just simple respect for your general civic responsibility to be the grown-up and enforce frugality and restraint on a big, powerful creature of our own devising which otherwise is like a badly-raised teenage boy given whiskey and car keys and let loose on the road to wreak havoc?

Or is it, perhaps, a more acute anxiety that if our bonfire of a state isn't damped, and quickly, it'll soon burn down the house around us all?

What IS it that firms up your jaw and stiffens your resolve?

It's time to take off the bushel and share your light!

I would like you to think about what it is that motivates you for a few moments (or all day, if you like), and then send me your thoughts. I want to put YOUR reasons to work inspiring folks who don't yet understand what this is all about.

In this day and age, the most effective way for you to share your thinking for the benefit of others is to video-record yourself talking about how you feel, and explaining what inspires and motivates YOU.

All you need is a webcam or cell-phone equipped with a camera. If you don't have, or know how to use, one of these, have a friend help. (And if you use a cell-phone, please have the orientation horizontal, not vertical-- that is, so that the screen of the phone on which you are watching yourself while taping looks like a TV or movie screen.)

If needed, write a little script for yourself. Better, though, to just speak extemporaneously, after spending a little time sorting out your thoughts and getting down into your heart. Perhaps make it a video of someone in your family, or a close friend, interviewing you.

Dress "business casual". Be well-groomed.

Keep yourself to no more than 2 or 3 minutes, and keep in mind that the purpose is not to educate, but to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE. Your video will be one of many to be shared. If you need to go longer to really say your piece, go for it (but long or short I may edit if something strikes me as wandering or off-key or unacceptable).

You needn't feel any obligation to be profound, and you shouldn't try to explain anything about the law, other than to say that you have read it and you know it's on your side. You just need to be sincere, and uplifting. Your object is to make your audience want to have what you have, and to be where you are in your heart.

Don't talk to ME, or to others in the CtC-educated community. Make remarks that are suited to the NON-CtC-educated community, and at the same time, be mindful that you're speaking to an audience that doesn't yet know ANYTHING about the subject, and whose first reaction is, "This must be illegal; this must be dangerous; this is too good to be true." You want to pull that audience right past such things, and straight to a focus on truth, morality, and our American heritage of liberty and the rule of law.

Remember: INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE, ENERGIZE.

Speak about rights. Speak about morality, and the obligation of a grown-up and responsible person to speak the truth and to enforce the Constitution. Speak about everyone's duty to give to God what is God's, always, and to Caesar only what is really Caesar's. Speak of your obligation to respect yourself, and to look out for the current and future well-being of your children and your fellow citizens. Speak of CtC, and what its information has done for your understanding and resolve. Show the book.

If you have had victories, describe them. Better still, show them, if possible.

Be clear about just what you accomplished: EVERYTHING back-- Social Security, Medicare and all; a "notice of deficiency" closing notice; an on-paper agreement or acknowledgment that your earnings weren't subject to the tax and everything withheld or paid-in was an "overpayment"; a transcript showing all $0s; or whatever happened.

When you speak of state victories, name the state. If you had to overcome balkiness from a tax agency before winning any victory, describe that, too!

If you're in a battle now, speak of your resolve to uphold the law, come what may-- why you're not discouraged, and why you are not standing down, not slinking back into the barn, and not choosing to endorse the lies. Don't get into details-- your audience is going to have no idea what a "LTR3176" is, and you will NOT be capable of explaining it adequately. This is an subject area concerning which you should speak from the heart, not the head.

If you haven't yet begun to act, share the reasons for your decision to do so, and your plans.

Remember, your purpose is to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE.

Watch your own video after you record it and ask yourself: Putting yourself in the place of someone completely immersed in "the matrix"-- oblivious to any notions that you might have been a victim of an "ignorance tax", and comfortable with the status quo-- would the video you just made encourage you to push aside your comforting illusions and learn the liberating truth? If not, try again.

Identify yourself. Anonymity is for criminals and self-doubters, not CtC warriors. Naming yourself is a requirement, and your name will appear as a subtitle on the video when I prepare it for posting, in any event.

Mention what you do for a living, whether you're a doctor, homemaker, lawyer, trucker, IT guy or gal, retiree or student. Help people understand that the company of grown-up activist Americans they are being invited to join cuts across all demographics and all interests-- with the common denominator being respect for the law and love of the principles on which this great country was founded.

This is your chance to get a LOT accomplished.

We've all had frustrating occasions of trying to explain all this to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, only to pile up against the wall of a mind not yet ready to listen and learn. Here is your chance to address a self-selected audience of folks who have themselves decided that it's time for them to begin paying attention, and have clicked on your testimonial for exactly that reason.

Further, think about this: You want judges, bureaucrats, CPAs, lawyers, the HR people where you work, your pastors, your neighbors and everyone else to acknowledge the truth about the tax openly and straightforwardly. How and why would these folks do this if YOU won't?

You want these folks to learn the truth. Why would they even recognize that there is a truth to be learned if you won't attest to having learned it yourself? You've got to stand up, face forward and chin up and tell these folks that you have studied and checked and verified and seen the evidence and seen the government evasions and you know that the tax is not the capitation that the beneficiary government wants everyone to think it is but a benign, strictly limited thing, and that they need to study and learn that, too.

Again, if you have victories to show, that's nice, and powerful, too. But you don't have to have victories to display in order to declare your knowledge of what the law says. I've never flown around the world, but I've seen the evidence and considered the arguments, and I'm not hesitant to declare it a sphere...

Even those of you who haven't yet studied CtC have surely read this short document, and have verified everything in it for yourself. You should therefore be declaring its veracity and its message, loud and proud. Again, if you won't say it, how can you hope that others will ever even bother to look at the facts?

Be the change you want to see in the world, or there won't be any change.

So, please make and send those videos right away! You can share them with me via a cloud-based drive space like DropBox, OneDrive.Live.com or GoogleDrive (if you do GoogleDrive you MUST give access permission to stategroups@losthorizons.com), or mail DVDs to me at 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382, or even email to me if each file is no more than 20 megs (and you can break a video up if need be-- I can reassemble them). Render as .mpg or mp4, if possible; if not, send them how you have them and I'll make them work.

BTW: An encouraging and inspiring video will earn you access to the restricted pages on losthorizons.com and membership in the National Forum if you have also sent me a recent educated federal filing and IRS response (or relevant "return" or "account" transcript). I will be the judge of whether your submissions qualify for access, but if you do your best you should do fine.

Remember, the restoration of institutional respect for individual rights and the rule of law depends on enough individuals insisting upon it. Do your part to let those starting to rub the sleep from their eyes know that there is a community already waiting for their fellowship with open arms and open hearts and shining spirits.

See how some of your fellow warriors for the truth have done their parts in videos sent over the years, many of which are posted here.

"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

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Was Grandpa Really A Moron?

Critical Inquiries for a New American Century

Bob’s Bicycles

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Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Scheme Is As Easy As Falling Off A Bike

To get an idea of how today's "income" tax scheme works, try this little exercise:

Think of the federal government as a guy named Bob, who lives down the street from you in a town that is really big on bicycles. Bikes get used for commuting, deliveries, shopping, etc.. In fact, other than walking, bicycles are the exclusive form of transportation in your town.

Your neighbor Bob has a by-the-mile bicycle-renting business-- "Bob's Bicycles". Bob's Bicycles is far and away the biggest business in town.

Part of Bob’s success is because he does a lot of contract business. However, Bob doesn't just get paid by riders who have signed an agreement with him, or even just those using Bob's bikes. Bob gets something every time anybody in town does any riding at all, through an odd combination of circumstances that took many years to come together.

Here's how it happened...

Bob's Bicycles was launched long ago by the great grandfather of the present Bob (Bob IV). Great Grandpa Bob started out not only with a main location for his contract business-- he also had the bright idea of setting up spots around town where he parked some of his bikes for use by the more occasional rider, on an "honor system". Anyone could take and use one of these bikes, but they were expected to keep track of their mileage, and send Bob a "1040 Mileage Ridden/Rent Due Form" (and the appropriate rent), periodically. The initial design of the form was like this:

I, ______________, rode a Bob's Bicycle a total of _____ miles this year.

At Bob's rental rate of $.15 per mile, I owe Bob $______

I said that Great Grandpa Bob planned to deal with these occasional riders on the "honor system", and that's true. But he liked his money, too, and didn't want to miss anything that was due him. So, after setting up the "self-serve" locations, Great Grandpa Bob went around handing out "W-2, 1099 or K-1 Rider Reporting Forms" to every other business in town. The forms-- accompanied by notices that if Bob didn't get his rent from someone riding a bicycle in connection with any business, he would sue the company involved-- said:

Click here to enjoy the rest of this illuminating little parable

(...and if you want to see a liberating transformation take place THIS YEAR, forward this file to everyone in your address book.)

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You Can’t Fight Well When You Don’t Know What You’re Fighting About

If you are having an argument with the IRS or any other tax agency,

  • You are NOT being presumed to have made “corporate profit”.

  • You are NOT being alleged to have received “foreign income”.

  • You are NOT entangled in an invisible “adhesion contract”.

  • You are NOT being obligated by a law whose subject is never identified.

You are being targeted because REAL EVIDENCE exists that YOU PERSONALLY HAD “INCOME” to which the revenue laws apply-- even though that evidence is almost certainly incorrect, and CAN be corrected.

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Do You Know What Happens When YOU Decide To "Let Someone Else Do It"?

NOTHING.

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

-Everett Hale

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

 

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

-Daniel Webster

 

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

-Edward R. Murrow

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Doing A Little High-Payoff Math

IF EACH PERSON receiving this newsletter each week distributed as few as 100 of any of the great outreach tools featured here to co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members (or just strangers on the street, in the mall, etc...), we could have SEVERAL MILLION new Americans suddenly introduced to the liberating truth about the tax!

Just like that! In one week!

C'mon, people, let's roll on this!

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

‑Dale Carnegie

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A Few Tips For Making Best Use Of This WebSite

USE THE SITE MAP!!!

USE THE SITE SEARCH!!!

When directed to a page by topic or link, read everything.

I know that this can mean the investment of a lot of time, attention and effort, but although some may imagine otherwise, I don't write as much as I do because I can't think of any other way to spend my time...

Furthermore, when you encounter a hyperlink within, or associated with, the text you are reading, follow it!

It is pretty common these days for web-based material to be littered with hyperlinks. Sometimes the purpose is to provide definitions or examples, in order to ensure that folks reading the original material aren't presented with a word or reference which they don't understand. Sometimes the links lead to illustrations pertinent to the original text.

It is common-- and perfectly understandable-- for folks who are confident that they are familiar with language or references within the main text they are reading to get in the habit of skipping over included links. I do it all the time, myself!

However, I very rarely include links for definitional or explanatory purposes; and when I DO make a link out of text in one page it is generally to another self-contained page, rather than merely illustrative material. These other pages contain material the clear understanding of which I deem highly important for the proper and complete understanding of the original page. (Links to CtC, the Victories pages, CtC Warriors and so on are obvious exceptions to this general rule. On the other hand, a link to the victory Highlights or 'Every Which Way But Loose' pages, which might seem like such exceptions, are not. The special selection of victories on those pages, and the filed docs and tax-agency correspondences included therewith, themselves constitute highly instructive material which merits careful attention. Thus care needs to be taken in all cases.)

Please make a habit of clicking on all provided links and at least looking briefly to ensure that the linked page is one with which you are completely familiar from another study session.

Finally, please keep in mind that, annoying though it may seem at first blush (but not, I trust, upon reflection), I constantly tweak material already posted. Obviously this doesn't mean that every page is in flux at all times, but it does mean that if you are directed to a page that IS familiar, it's worthwhile to read it through again if it's been a while since your last having done so.

Selected Features From Recent Editions:

The Joker's Latest Caper

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The Wisconsin "Lockdown" Liberty And Accountability Key Is Posted

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'Media Mask-Mania, or Covid19 Groupthink'

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Louisiana's AG Steps Up, And A Liberty Key Has Been Created To Lend Him A Hand

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A Few Words About Recent Federal Kidnappings

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'Social Distancing' And Masks Have Done NOTHING-- A Handy, Concise Analysis

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'Notorious Fourth: Independence Day in the Land of the Captive, the Home of the Cowed'

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So, Saturday Was Declaration Day. Did You Do It?

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'Julian Assange In Limbo'

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Rearranging The Deck Chairs While The Titanic Sinks

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A Few Bits Of Dryrot That Have Caught My Attention This Week

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An Existential Threat Is Eating Away At America

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A Few Words About The George Floyd Murder

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David Denning Shares His CtC Story, And His Shining Spirit

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Other Voices: 'German Report Denounces C19 As 'A Global False Alarm''

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"Lockdown" Liberty, And Its Larger Message

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On The "Chinese Virus" Spin Machine

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Other Voices: 'Trump Derangement v. Trump Enablement'

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A Salute To Three True American Heroes

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The Hysteria Supplement-- Updated!

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A Salute To Three MORE True American Heroes

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Other Voices: 'What Happened to the Land of the Free?'

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The Current State Of The Covid-19 "Crisis"

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The Hysteria Supplement-- Updated!

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Another Characteristically Law-Defying Ruling By The Sixth Circuit

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Other Voices: 'Trump Should Sign An America First Stimulus Plan'

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Victories To Chase Away The "Lockdown" Blues!

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The Hysteria Supplement-- Updated!

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An Especially Important Anniversary This Week

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Other Voices: 'Bill Gates Crosses The Digital Rubicon...'

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A Clarification

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The Hysteria Supplement

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Why Did Everyone Miss The Very Shiny Pearl I Tossed Out Last Week?

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Other Voices: 'Punishing America's Enemies'

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April 4, In Manchester, NH! Be There!!

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The First 2019 Victories Are Posted!

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Celebrating The Irish

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A Few Calming Stats On Covid-19

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BREAKING NEWS: A Cure For Covid-19 Has Apparently Been Found

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A Testimonial Video Taking A Novel Tack

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Other Voices: 'Where's The Liberal Outrage Over Tulsi?'

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A Great New Video

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Tom Bottaro's Engaging 'Truth In Ten Segments' Paper Has Been Upgraded

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Other Voices: 'Mike Pompeo's Latest Delusions'

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Time To Post A Few More Victories!

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On Shrinking Leviathan

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Other Voices: 'The New Totalitarians'

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Food For Thought

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Darryl Cooper Shares Around The Empowerment He Has Found

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An Outstanding Supreme Court Petition

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A Harmless Payment Statement

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Other Voices: 'The Establishment Doesn't Fear Trump, And It Doesn't Fear Bernie. It Fears You.'

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A Great Opening Victory For 2020

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Other Voices:

How To Avoid Swallowing War Propaganda; On "Normal" In A Nation-State; and Who's To Blame For Flight 752?

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So, What Do You Think? Is It Getting Serious Enough Yet?

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A Great New Video Sharing A Lot Of Inspiration And A Fistful Of Victories

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Other Voices: '2020 Vision... US Opens New Year With Act Of War'

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So. It's "Tea Party" Day...

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What I Want For Christmas

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A Few Words About The Brilliance Of The Founders

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Other Voices: '5 Infuriating Takeaways From The 'Afghanistan Papers'

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How We Get To Real Victory-- An Outstanding State Group Shows The Way

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Another Fine Victory For An Excellent Warrior Couple

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Keep Your Eyes Clear

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Other Voices: 'Media Looks Away As House Approves Warrantless Spying'

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Only One Thing Can Prevent CtC's Revelations From Crushing Leviathan

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Have You Encountered A Commentary (Or Commentator) Criticizing US Involvement In Ukraine (Or In Bolivia; Or Its Abuse Of Julian Assange; Or...)?

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A Nice Story From An Old Email And From A New One

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Regarding The Power Of Impeachment

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Other Voices: 'The Blob: Still Chasing After Pax Americana'

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So, You're A "Tax Professional" And You Come Face-To-Face With The Truth...

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A Few Words About Hypocrites For Assange

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Other Voices: 'Wikileaks Exposes OPCW Falsifications Of Evidence'

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A Victory Post By Special Request

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Some Further Comments On The 'Kestin' Ruling

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Steven Miranda Shares Victories And Inspiring Words

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Snowden Is The Man... But He's Wrong

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The Art Of The Squirrel

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Overcoming The Roadblocks To Getting A Real Person On The Phone At The IRS

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Other Voices: 'Impeach All The Presidents'

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Remember 'War Games'?

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An Especially Pleasing Victory

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Steve Stackelhouse On Learning And Using The Liberating Truth

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Dealing With "Frivolous" Threats

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Bringing The Cleansing Storm

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A Great Set Of Victories-- With A Message

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Fake "Fake List" FRP Hoax Assaults

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Another Criminal Practice By The IRS

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A Very Serious Question For Everyone

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Why CtC Is The Only Remedy To Leviathan

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Thwarting Judicial Corruption With 'Constitutional Avoidance' Doctrine

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Why Congress Will Never "Just Pass A Law" Enacting 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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BTW, Don't Miss These Items Of Interest:

Regarding State Group Membership

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The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart

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Why Are You Not Doing This?

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Project Paradigm-Shift

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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And Hey! Don't miss the great stuff in the main page of this edition!

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 17- In 1945, George Orwell's Animal Farm is first published.  In 1960, Gabon gains independence from France.  In 1982, the first CDs hit the stores.  In 1998, Bill Clinton admits to having had an "improper relationship" with Monica Lewinski, and to having "misled people" about the affair.

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

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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.

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A Very Serious Question For Everyone

One that is very hazardously going unanswered...

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 18- In 1587, Virginia Dare becomes the first child of English ancestry born on American soil.  In 1909, Yukio Ozaki, the mayor of Tokyo, presents 2,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C..  President Taft has them planted along the Potomac.  In 2008, the president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharaf, resigns upon being faced with impeachment.

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A Wise Warrior With An Uplifting Message

DODON LA VIGNE, a long-time warrior and real American grown-up, shares a nice and inspiring testimonial on what CtC has done for him for over nine years now:

"Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked."p>

-Proverbs 25:26

 

"A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 19- In 1919, Afghanistan gains independence from the United Kingdom.  In 1934, Hitler's office as Fϋhrer of Germany is approved by 89.9% of the electorate.  In 1953, the CIA succeeds in overthrowing the recently elected government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and re-installing the brutally repressive but more United-States-compliant dictatorship of Shah Reza Pahlavi.  In 1991, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest by members of his administration attempting to thwart the collapse of the Soviet Union.  In 2005, the first ever joint military exercise by Russia and China begins.  In 2010, a token portion of United States troops leave Iraq under the pretense that the U.S. was de-occupying the devastated country and allowing it to resume self-determination.  Actually, vast numbers of United States mercenary and uniformed forces remained in the conquered country (at least 50,000).

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See Who's Been Lying About The Tax

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How Do You Know When The State Is Lying?

An old joke, but in regard to this deceiver, not a laughing matter at all.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 20- In 1866, the War of Northern Aggression is formally declared to be at an end.  In 1920, the first commercial radio station, (WWJ in Detroit, Michigan) begins broadcasting.  In 1938, Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd grand slam homerun.  In 1969, the Beatles share a recording studio as a group for the last time.  In 1991, Estonia seceded from the Soviet Union.  In 1998, Bill Clinton, hoping to distract public attention from the Lewinski scandal, launches cruise missiles at al Qaida encampments in Afghanistan, and a pharmaceutical plant in Sudan.

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““When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith.

-Abraham Kuyper

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Assessing The Damage From The Misapplication Of The Income Tax

Man, are young Americans getting ripped off...!

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them, and these will continue till they have been resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."

-Frederick Douglass

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A Michigan Version Of The "Watching The Watchmen" Amendment Has Been Proposed

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 21- In 1680, Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish forces during what is known as the Pueblo Revolt.  In 1878, the American Bar Association is founded.  In 1888, William Burroughs patents his adding machine.  In 1959, Dwight Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii to be the 50th state of the union.  In 1968, Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia in response to the Prague Spring Uprising.  In 1986, a vast cloud of carbon dioxide bubbled up from the volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, of such size as to asphyxiate persons and animals within 14 miles of the lake.  In 1992, the federal assault on the Weaver family in Ruby Ridge, Idaho begins.  In 2007, historians took note that it was the 169th 21st of August since Iran last initiated military aggression against anyone.  In 2013, hundreds of Syrians are killed by chemical-weapons attacks falsely ascribed by the US to the Assad government whose overthrow by Muslim extremists it was financing, arming, training and encouraging.

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Poisonous Pieties

Now click here to learn the truth about the myths that have kept you from knowing the truth about the income tax

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Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign

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A Few Good Folks With Good and Important Things To Say:

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Give Yourself A 30% Raise: A New Flyer

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The Crime of the Misapplied Income Tax

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 22- In 565, a monster is reportedly seen in Loch Ness, Scotland.  In 1642, King Charles I accuses the English Parliament of treason, and the English Civil War begins.  In 1770, James Cook claims eastern Australia for Great Britain.  In 1775, King George declares the American colonies to be in open rebellion.  In 1922, Michael Collins, commander of the Irish Free State Army, is shot and killed in an ambush during the Irish Civil War.  In 1926, gold is discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa.  In 1989, Nolan Ryan records his 5,000th strikeout.  In 1992, FBI assassin Lon Horiuchi shoots an unarmed Vicki Weaver in the head from a sniper's blind while she stands in the doorway of her home holding her infant child.

There IS "A Law" By Which You Can Be Made Liable, And This Is How It Works

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"Never must thou take up a false cry, or join hands with the guilty by giving false witness in their favor. Never must thou follow with the crowd in doing wrong, or be swayed by many voices so as to give false judgment; even pity for the poor must not sway thee when judgment is to be given."

-Ex-Exodus 23:1-3

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 23- In 1305, Scottish patriot William Wallace is tortured to death by command of Edward I of England for "treason".  In 1989, a 420-mile-long human chain of as many as two million Latvian, Estonians and Lithuanians formed demanding independence from the Soviet Union.  In 1990, Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.  In 2003, 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America' is published.

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"Those who will not reason, are bigots; those who cannot, are fools; and those who dare not, are slaves."

-George Gordon (Lord) Byron