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Mid-Edition Update for September 14, 2020

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Potpourri:

The Russians Appear To Have A Vaccine...

A Doctrine Suited To The Unrest In Many American Cities Today

The Meaning Of "Cases"

Lest We Forget

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'The Stalinist Trial Of Julian Assange. Whose Side Are You On?'

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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.

Potpourri

Brief touchdowns on a selection of current issues.

The Russians Appear To Have A Viable Vaccine...

...AS REPORTED LAST WEEK IN THE LANCET and elsewhere. Thus, it is past time for us all to get busy thoroughly embedding into the narrative the fact that such prophylactics are only for the coronaphobics. They are NOT to be forced upon, or even obnoxiously urged upon, anyone else-- because there is no rational justification for such a thing.

Remember, a vaccine protects the one taking it from the relevant pathogen. Once vaccinated, that person is no longer in danger from the feared organism, regardless of whether others are vaccinated, masked, whatever.

Once vaccinated, even the most timid coronaphobic lacks a pretext for attempting to selfishly control the behavior of others for the sake of the phobic's peace of mind, either through coerced vaccinations or through the masking, "social distancing", and so forth that have been demanded of everyone for months now.

EXPECT SOME PUSHBACK in the form of arguments that those who don't vaccinate impose a burden on the health care system (or create a danger of the health care system being overwhelmed with unvaccinated C19 "cases"). Be prepared to bat these softballs away.

Using the seasonal flu as a model offers a rebuttal for both arguments. The reasoning would be the same, since the flu periodically has hospitalization and death rates comparable to even the politically-inflated C19 numbers (and always comparable to, or greater than, the real C19 numbers). But because the flu hasn't had a related hysteria campaign put into place, no one will successfully sustain an argument for the same panic response.

Since the panic and "new normal"-required argument can't be successfully made to the American people as to the flu, it can't survive rational resistance when made in regard to C19.

As noted above (and shown in exhaustive and broadly-informative detail here), C19 is now shown by the data to be not only no more of a health threat than the flu. But the same data show that the C19 threat it is actually much less. After all the flu afflicts everyone, whereas people who are otherwise healthy or are under 65 are very nearly immune to C19, and under no threat of fatal outcome even if infected, without any treatments or precautions at all. See here and here.

The flu is easily handled by the existing healthcare infrastructure, and C19 proved to be just as easily handled. I imagine that many reading these words saw the same evidence of this as Doreen and I did, when a local convention hall was hurriedly converted into a high-capacity C19 hospital (to much grim fanfare), only to quietly be decommissioned a month later after never being needed to handle even a single case.

IF THE FLU DOESN'T SEEM a strong enough rebuttal tool, consider tuberculosis-- a disease which orphaned my father 86 years ago. TB is transmitted in the same way as flu or C19, comes in drug-resistant flavors, has no truly effective vaccine and killed 1.5 million worldwide in 2018, as usual.

And yet, we are and always have been comfortable with no mask-mandates, blanket immigration bans, or "sheltering in place" in response to TB. As with the seasonal flu example, the fact that we have managed just fine for all the past decades with the TB threat at hand and yet without draconian responses makes untenable any claim that C19 justifies such responses.

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IN ADDITION TO THE FOREGOING COMMON SENSE ARGUMENTS and the difficulty they present to those advocating universal vaccination mandates and more, there is a fundamental legal matter (or matter of principle and logic). No one is (or can be, if a viable society is to be sustained) under a duty to "protect others" in the sense involved in mandatory vaccine and isolation arguments (i.e., masking, "social distancing").

The range of things against which some members of society can be afraid-- or by which they can be distressed-- is limitless. This is why a functioning, sustainable society imposes nothing more upon members than prohibitions against the hindrance of another's exercise of his/her individual rights, roughly defined as those choices of action that can be taken without interfering with the similar freedoms of others.

As this definition is summarized by Thomas Jefferson: "Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others."

The only alternative to such a proper structure of society and its supporting governmental form is a war of all against all, at all times until it spirals into chaos and ruination. In this dystopian alternative, each seeks to impose on others whatever behaviors suit the imposer's agenda, or delusions, or cupidities-- usually by struggling to take command of the state and then use its power against the uncooperative.

That alternative is, in fact, the direct democracy under which whatever passion or lust seduces the majority-- however unwise or improvident-- is imposed upon everyone, at the price of prosperity as well as liberty. Our brilliant and deeply-educated Founders (and their intellectual heirs) strenuously warned us against this mistake:

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."

-John Adams

 

"Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.

-John Marshall

 

"A Democracy is the vilest form of Government there is."

-Thomas Paine

 

"[D]emocracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths."

-James Madison

 

"A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way. The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty."

-Fisher Ames

 

"We have seen the tumult of democracy terminate . . . as [it has] everywhere terminated, in despotism. . . . Democracy! savage and wild. Thou who wouldst bring down the virtuous and wise to thy level of folly and guilt."

-Gouverneur Morris

 

"[T]he experience of all former ages had shown that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable, fluctuating and short-lived."

-John Quincy Adams

 

"A simple democracy . . . is one of the greatest of evils."

-Benjamin Rush

 

"In democracy . . . there are commonly tumults and disorders. . . . Therefore a pure democracy is generally a very bad government. It is often the most tyrannical government on earth."

-Noah Webster

 

"Pure democracy cannot subsist long nor be carried far into the departments of state, it is very subject to caprice and the madness of popular rage."

-John Witherspoon

...which is not only NOT provided-for by our Constitutions but is prohibited thereby, as acknowledged by even the otherwise odious and ardent lover of government power, Alexander Hamilton:

"We are now forming a republican government. (Liberty) is found not in "the extremes of democracy but in moderate governments. . . . If we incline too much to democracy, we shall soon shoot into a monarchy."

We will do well to listen, and promptly chuck overboard notions like "responsibility to protect", with a cannonball strapped on tightly.

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THERE'S ONE ADDITIONAL POINT TO MAKE about a Russian vaccine: To the degree it becomes apparent that people like Bill Gates and Anthony Fauci will not end up with vaccine $billions in their pockets because the Russians are going to get that business, instead, the relentless drumbeat for universal vaccination will fade away.

That drumbeat has never been about health-- as shown above (and by anyone's common sense), the only people for whom vaccination is appropriate are those with phobias or special vulnerabilities due to existing conditions of co-morbidities and/or extreme age, and in either case as a choice made by the affected party. The push for universal vaccination has always just been a ploy by which some hope to acquire money and power.

So, follow the news about the Russian vaccine closely (it's already being given to folks in Moscow) by attention to honest (non-US MSM) reporting, and when appropriate, make a lot of noise about this being the end of the "vaccine hunt". Step in and denounce the jingoistic smears and insults and other reflexive and calculated Russia-bashing sure to issue forth from agenda-driven interests on both the left and the right.

Again, as with the rest of the C19 contrivance (and as with most other hobgoblins), take the prospect of advantage for the well-connected off the table and the flogging of the hobgoblin fades away.

Plus, we'll get the additional benefit in this case of putting a bullet in the insane and even longer-running drumbeat of Russia-bashing by which THAT hobgoblin-flogging funnels huge piles of public money into the pockets of the vastly-overgrown and steadily more dangerous military-industrial-congressional complex. A nice twofer.

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Regarding Riots, Looting And Property Destruction

JUST A QUICK THOUGHT on this item: It seems to me that those facing damage to property or person at the hands of the "protestors" in various places around the country are well-equipped by the facts to act in any fashion minimally to moderately necessary in defense of either.

In the places to which I refer, the local governing authorities, including the police, have stood down, meaning that no protection is to be had from that quarter. Such circumstances seem exactly those contemplated by the legal doctrine, 'Quod est necessarium est licitum', that is, "What is necessary is lawful".

This doctrine will be especially helpful in grown-up states which recognize that no free and sovereign human being is under a valid obligation to retreat in the face of aggression against his or her person, property, or another individual. But I think it would be hard to argue against it anywhere that the police have been told to let the crazies carry on unhindered.

TAKING IT A STEP FURTHER, I think the same doctrine would stand defenders of public property, such as statuary and so forth, in equally good stead, since such property is community owned and thus each member of the community is possessed of an interest. Further, the mere authority of any citizen to exercise the police power in the presence of a criminal act being committed applies in this case (and the others mentioned here), as well.

Certainly all of the above would be true in regard to my vote if I were on the jury judging anyone acting rationally in circumstances described above...

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Does Everyone Understand That "Cases" Doesn't Mean Sicknesses?

ANOTHER QUICK NOTE: I hope that everyone is on top of the fact that the "cases" of C19 being tallied and used as the pretexts for continued "lockdowns" and testing regimes and all the rest of the C19-hysteria-claptrap are NOT instances of people sickened with C19. Rather, these are instances in which evidence of the virus is found-- in most cases with no actual illness manifesting at all-- and sometimes even just evidence of a prior encounter with the virus indicated solely by the presence of antibodies.

In other words, these "cases" do NOT represent or imply any burden on the healthcare infrastructure whatever, nor any portent of fatalities to be added to the existing numbers.

IT'S TRUE THAT WHEN TEST RESULTS INDICATE an active presence of live virus the affected party is capable of spreading the same unthreatening condition to other people, but so what? This is of no greater significance than discovering the prevalence of the common cold virus.

The essence of this critically-important point is distilled in the fact that the majority of the current testing is done on people exhibiting no symptoms whatever. People exhibiting no symptoms-- that is, people who are "asymptomatic"-- ARE NOT SICK.

Treating such people as grounds for continued hysteria about the virus which is manifestly harmless to those persons is an act of insanity. And the discovery of large numbers of such people is hardly a valid basis for persisting in the wholesale violation of Americans' liberties and the continued erosion of the American economy...

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One Last Thing...

LEST WE FORGET:

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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, Wisconsin and Minnesota "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

 

The Stalinist Trial Of Julian Assange. Whose Side Are You On?

by John Pilger

When I first met Julian Assange more than ten years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks. He replied: “Transparency and accountability are moral issues that must be the essence of public life and journalism.”

I had never heard a publisher or an editor invoke morality in this way. Assange believes that journalists are the agents of people, not power: that we, the people, have a right to know about the darkest secrets of those who claim to act in our name.

If the powerful lie to us, we have the right to know. If they say one thing in private and the opposite in public, we have the right to know. If they conspire against us, as Bush and Blair did over Iraq, then pretend to be democrats, we have the right to know.

It is this morality of purpose that so threatens the collusion of powers that want to plunge much of the world into war and wants to bury Julian alive in Trump’s fascist America.

In 2008, a top secret U.S. State Department report described in detail how the United States would combat this new moral threat. A secretly-directed personal smear campaign against Julian Assange would lead to “exposure [and] criminal prosecution”.

The aim was to silence and criminalize WikiLeaks and its founder. Page after page revealed a coming war on a single human being and on the very principle of freedom of speech and freedom of thought, and democracy.

The imperial shock troops would be those who called themselves journalists: the big hitters of the so-called mainstream, especially the “liberals” who mark and patrol the perimeters of dissent.

‘Due Revenge’

And that is what happened. I have been a reporter for more than 50 years and I have never known a smear campaign like it: the fabricated character assassination of a man who refused to join the club: who believed journalism was a service to the public, never to those above.

Assange shamed his persecutors. He produced scoop after scoop. He exposed the fraudulence of wars promoted by the media and the homicidal nature of America’s wars, the corruption of dictators, the evils of Guantanamo.

He forced us in the West to look in the mirror. He exposed the official truth-tellers in the media as collaborators: those I would call Vichy journalists. None of these imposters believed Assange when he warned that his life was in danger: that the “sex scandal” in Sweden was a set up and an American hellhole was the ultimate destination. And he was right, and repeatedly right.

The extradition hearing in London beginning this week is the final act of an Anglo-American campaign to bury Julian Assange. It is not due process. It is due revenge. The American indictment is clearly rigged, a demonstrable sham. So far, the hearings have been reminiscent of their Stalinist equivalents during the Cold War.

Today, the land that gave us Magna Carta, Great Britain, is distinguished by the abandonment of its own sovereignty in allowing a malign foreign power to manipulate justice and by the vicious psychological torture of Julian – a form of torture, as Nils Melzer, the UN expert has pointed out, that was refined by the Nazis because it was most effective in breaking its victims.

Cowardice in Canberra

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

 

Afterword

WHAT IS BEING DONE TO JULIAN ASSANGE-- and what has been done to him for years-- is appalling and shameful and worthy of outcry and uprising just as a crime against one good man. But it is doubly worthy of all these things as a crime against all of us, for the object of the assault on Assange is to put a blindfold on the sovereign American people and keep them from being able to exercise oversight of their public servants.

In that latter aspect, the assault on Assange is an act of treason, meant to subvert the Constitutional structure of government in America.

BUT OF COURSE, the assault on Julian Assange and the American Constitution is neither, if no one stands up and says so. That's how this sort of thing works.

Just as rights and authorities unexercised wither away into impotence over time, so, too, crimes of the state which are not denounced become mere blips on the landscape constantly receding into invisibility in the rear-view mirror.

HERE'S THE THING: Julian Assange has acted on our behalf, at huge personal cost. If we don't stand up for him (not to mention for the right of anyone to expose misdeeds of the state), we are shamed and despicable, as well as fools of the first order.

Let it not be so.

Follow the latest events in the pretense of an extradition "trial" as reported here, here and here. See my comments and analysis of certain key issues in the legal arguments which I posted soon after the first week of this farce back in February, here.

Make some noise.

And as part of that noise use the assault on Assange and on the Constitution to awaken others to the desperate need to defund and thereby shrink the Leviathan state.

We should not have to be constantly putting out the fires of state misbehavior, and the way to that happier condition is to take away its firewood.

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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:

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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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:

September 14- In 1814, Francis Scott Key composes 'The Star Spangled Banner' after watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore by British warships during the War of 1812.  In 1847, American forces led by Winfield Scott capture Mexico City during the Mexican-American War.  In 1901, President William McKinley dies and is succeeded in office by Theodore Roosevelt.  In 1948, ground is broken in New York City for the headquarters of the United Nations.  In 1959, the Soviet 'Luna 2' becomes the first man-made object to reach the Moon.  In 2003, Sweden, by national referendum, rejects adoption of the 'Euro'.  In 2019, Yemen's Houthi population, whose struggle for liberation from Saudi-imposed puppet dictators had been being viciously suppressed for years by the Saudi military with assistance from the United States, successfully attack Saudi oil-production infrastructure and take out half of its capacity.

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:

September 15- In 1789, the United States Department of Foreign Affairs (now the Department of State), is commissioned.  In 1916, tanks are used in battle for the first time.  In 1997, historians take note that it was the 158th 15th of September since Iran last initiated military aggression against anyone.  In 2008, Lehman Brothers files the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history (to that date).

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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:

September 16-  In 1920, a bomb in a horse-drawn wagon explodes in front of the J.P. Morgan Building on Wall Street, killing 38 and injuring 400.  In 1991, the drug-trafficking trial of one-time CIA-asset and Panamanian "strongman" Manuel Noriega begins.

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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:

September 17- In 1787, the final draft of the United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia by participants in the Constitutional Convention.  In 1908, the first airplane fatality occurs when Orville Wright crashes The Wright Flyer, killing passenger Thomas Selfridge.  In 1916, 'The Red Baron' wins his first aerial combat.  In 1939, the Soviet Union joins in Germany's invasion of Poland.  In 1993, the last Russian troops leave Poland.  In 2011, the 'Occupy Wall Street' project begins.  In 2018, a Russian aircraft being unknowingly used as a shield by two Israeli fighters making an unprovoked attack on Syrian targets is mistakenly struck by a Syrian air defense missile, killing 15.

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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:

September 18- In 2001, the first post-9/11 "anthrax letters" are mailed to ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, the New York Post and the National Enquirer, successfully keeping the "terrorism"-hysteria pot boiling.  A second set of anthrax-laden letters were mailed to a pair of influential United States Senators three weeks later during Senate "consideration" of the draconian 'USA PATRIOT Act'.  Click here for more on this subject.  In 2014, 44.7% of Scots voted to secede from the United Kingdom.  In 2019, Edward Snowden's book, 'Permanent Record' becomes the world's best-selling book (at the time), one day after the United States launches a lawsuit against its publisher for failing to allow the CIA and NSA to redact from the manuscript things they wish kept from the light of day (and the eyes of their owners, the American people).

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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:

Find this film on YouTube at youtu.be/K0CYo57I3ks

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WANTED! Your Article!!

Sharpen those quills, people!

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Why Aren't People Suing?

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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:

September 19- In 1778, the Continental Congress passes the first United States budget.  In 1796, George Washington's farewell address is published as an open letter to the American public; see the discussion of this important speech here.

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

Now Learn How To Be Master Of The Situation

See the Proof

Photographed on 1-70 in Missouri. America is waking up.

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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

Find more quizzes here

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CtC Videos And Audio Resources

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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:

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

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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