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A hundred-year-plus accomplishment which is still paying huge dividends:
October 5- In 1143, Portugal is recognized as an independent
kingdom by the Spanish throne. In 1910, the Portuguese citizenry overthrow the
monarchy and declare a republic. In 1970, PBS begins broadcasting. In 1986,
Mordechai Vanunu's revelations about
the secret Israeli nuclear
weapons program are published in Britain's Sunday Times. In 2001, the first
victim of the post-9/11
anthrax attacks dies.
Anniversaries of interest for
each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter
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.
The Big Con
A few words about the most rewarding lie ever told by a
corrupt and well-connected cabal.
BY DESIGN, THE INCOME TAX IS AN EXCISE laid exclusively on the use of
federal property or
prerogatives (privileges) to make private profits. The tax compels a
return to the public purse of a portion of those private benefits, with
the amount of tax due measured
by the dollar value of the profits produced.
"The income tax... ...is an excise tax with respect to
certain activities and privileges which is measured by reference to the
income which they produce. The income is not the subject of the tax; it
is the basis for determining the amount of tax.”
The benign and enlightened principle of the income
tax made it widely popular when it was widely understood. Indeed, the
American people actually amended the federal Constitution in 1913 to allow the resumption of the
tax after the Supreme Court erected a road-block to its administration
That judicial road-block had been put in place at the
urging of the public-resources profiteers by a court filled during a
period in which much of the federal government was under the influence
of corrupt national railroad interests and their bought members of
Congress, all of whom were among the targets of the tax. (See
background on that interesting story here.)
Those profiteers were faced with
a populist Cleveland
administration determined to check or mitigate the inherent
corruption involved in their public-resource exploitation and balance
the books, so to speak, by recapturing some of the pelf.
Obviously, the threatened diminishment of private profits
was less than pleasing to those subject to the tax. But just as
obviously, those well-enough connected with the halls of
power to be using public stuff to make private benefits are also,
by the same token, well-enough connected to influence public policy, and
in 1895, the Supreme Court came to the profiteers' rescue.
The people were not pleased, however, and the push toward
overruling the court promptly got under way. In 1913, the adoption of
the 16th Amendment
deep-sixed the Supreme Court's corrupt 1895 judicial dodge (in which
the mechanism by which profits were realized-- characterized as their
"source"-- was used to treat any associated tax as a property tax).
As a later Supreme Court put it in analyzing the purpose
and effect of the amendment:
"[T]he provisions of the Sixteenth Amendment conferred no
new power of taxation, but simply prohibited the previous complete and
plenary power of income taxation possessed by Congress from the
beginning from being taken out of the category of indirect taxation to
which it inherently belonged, and being placed in the category of direct
taxation subject to apportionment by a consideration of the sources from
which the income was derived -- that is, by testing the tax not by what
it was, a tax on income, but by a mistaken theory deduced from the
origin or source of the income taxed.”
Now the American people were pleased, but the
well-connected profiteers were not. Plan A having been thwarted, the
profiteers turned to Plan B, the Big Con.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: As the 16th
Amendment and the resumption of
the income tax approached, those anticipating once
again becoming "taxpayers" (who understood that Congress meant to reduce
tariffs and rely more heavily on the income tax for general revenue) launched a
disinformation campaign. The plan was to mis-educate the American public
into a belief that "income" in tax law simply means "what comes in"--
that is, includes the gains enjoyed by anyone engaged in
any economic activity, rather than only activities involving the
use of public (specifically, federal) property and prerogatives.
The well-connected profiteers' campaign sought to instill
the belief that every American was subject to the tax in the same way as
are the profiteers themselves. At the same time a corresponding
bureaucratic structure to support this fiction was being created.
By establishing the myth that the tax applies to all
economic activity-- even that of the working-class majority-- the
well-connected profiteers knew they could count on downward pressure on
the tax rates to which their privilege-produced profits would be
subject. At the same time the distribution of the overall revenue-burden
relied-upon from the tax over a much larger pool of "contributors"
diminishes upward pressure on those rates while at the same time
diminishing the intensity of collection efforts in the face of
well-connected efforts to resist or evade.
And lo, and behold, the profiteers' campaign worked
swimmingly! By the mid-1940s, 90% of an American public which
previously, throughout the entire 80 years of the tax's existence had
filed income tax returns at an annual average rate of less than 9%, was
signing sworn statements on 1040s declaring their entirely unprivileged
earnings to be "income" by which the tax was to be measured, and paying
huge amounts to the United States and State and local treasuries.
The well-connected con artists weren't quite as well off
vis-a-vis the tax as they had been after their first exercise
of influence in the 1895, but they were MUCH better off than they would
be without the con.
SO, SINCE THE EARLY 1940s most Americans have been victims
of the Big Con. The truth has been out there for anyone to find, but as
the saying goes, "You don't know what you don't know", and as a result,
few have even thought to look.
The price for that ignorance, forgivable though it may be,
At the same time, the federal and union state governments
(which have been granted a piece of the federal "income" pie) have grown
like Topsy and where once representing a combined burden on GDP of only
around 10% of GDP combined now tip the scales at 50% or more. Both are
attended with all the pathologies typical to such grotesque obesity.
The average American is forced into a state of permanent
cognitive dissonance in regard to the plain words of the Constitution,
the law, and all other authorities in regard to the income tax pre-Big
Con-campaign, and representations made today in service to, and by
victims of, the campaign.
ANYBODY WATCH THAT NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT called a
"presidential debate" the other night? You should be interested in this
video. It offers a few words from the other
party and candidates on every ballot across the country-- the one which the Democan
and Republicrat management didn't dare have on stage with Trump and
Granted, the video is more geared to the spirit than the
brain. But being awake to the possibilities is a critically-necessary
step on the road to recovery from cynical resignation to having a
corrupt 8,000 lb. gorilla rampaging through your life.
ALSO LAST WEEK WE HAD a little treat from Trey Parker and
Matt Stone: The South Park Pandemic Special'. I hope everyone had a
chance to see it, and if you did not, hunt it down! (WARNING: if you're
not familiar with South Park, be ready for extreme vulgarity.)
Parker and Stone do good work here. Not the death of a
thousand cuts I'd have liked even more, but a good skewering of the C19
SPOILER ALERT: My one
critique of the story is in the not-quite-fair portrayal of Trump as the
guy burying evidence of the truth and solutions to the paralyzing
misconceptions of the affair by which the state has seized power. I'm no
fan of Trump, and he hasn't done much to remedy that sort of corruption,
but really, it has been state governors and those standing to gain
financially and philosophically from the panic that are the culprits in
despotically wreaking destruction on people's lives and liberties and
flogging the false narratives keeping this hobgoblin alive.
FIND THE SHOW, shed your chin-diaper, and sit close by
friends and family for an hour of varyingly funny and disturbing
edutainment. When you're done, think back to Stan's wisdom about what
needs to be done and who needs to do it.
Any single man must judge for himself whether circumstances
warrant obedience or resistance to the commands of the civil magistrate;
we are all qualified, entitled, and morally obliged to evaluate the
conduct of our rulers. This political judgment, moreover, is not simply
or primarily a right, but like self-preservation, a duty to God. As such
it is a judgment that men cannot part with according to the God of
Nature. It is the first and foremost of our inalienable rights without
which we can preserve no other"
LAST WEEK ENDED ON A REAL HIGH NOTE with the Michigan
Supreme Court issuing an opinion
in response to a certified question from a federal court upholding the
position of the Michigan
Liberty Key (and of all the other state Liberty Keys found in the
same post, btw). The court ruled unanimously that all "executive orders"
of Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued since April 30 are void, and by a
majority that the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945, under the
purported auspices of which all those orders had been issued, is
unconstitutional-- for exactly the reasons given in the Liberty Key.
The only thing marring this overall outstanding outcome is
purely cosmetic; it is the despicable partisan corruption of three
Democrat members of the court who somehow insist that the language of
Article IV, § 1 and Article III, § 2 of the Michigan
Constitution: "[T]the legislative power of the State of Michigan
is vested in a senate and a house of representatives" and, "No person
exercising powers of one branch shall exercise powers properly belonging
to another branch", doesn't mean what it plainly says.
I hope the people of Michigan get the message here: Your
businesses and livelihoods and well-being and dignity have all been
destroyed this year by a bunch of ILLEGAL ORDERS from Gretchen Whitmer
and Co. The same is true across the country-- different villains, but
the same offenses.
Everyone harmed by these illegal orders-- as described
above, and through the loss of loved ones to suicide and alcoholism and
other pathologies attendant upon isolation and oppression-- should be
storming the statehouses, figuratively, if not literally.
SINCE THE RULING there has been much wailing and gnashing
of teeth in the state capital and elsewhere among those finding
themselves to benefit or get satisfaction from the ongoing state of
panic and habits and displays of submission to arbitrary authority
encouraged by mask-wearing orders and the like. There have also been
expressions of defiance and denial.
Some of Whitmer's supporters have promoted the notion that
the ruling of the Supreme Court doesn't have any effect for 21 days,
during which a motion for rehearing can be filed. Since such a motion
would seek rehearing before the same court that just definitively ruled,
none is likely to be attempted, and any that was would surely fail.
Since unconstitutional orders do not become void upon being ruled so,
but are from their inception, those orders are as effectively dead right
now as they would be 21 days from now, or during the pendency of any
Indeed, the Supreme Court, in its ruling, says it plainly:
"[T]he executive orders issued by the Governor in response to the
COVID-19 pandemic now
lack any basis under Michigan law." Opinion, p.3 (Emphasis added.)
Whitmer fellow traveler and Michigan Attorney General Dana
Nessel just this morning tried another approach at dodging the reality
of the Supreme Court ruling and clinging to her cabal's delusions.
Nessel made the absurd defiant announcement that while citations and
punishments for "violations" of Whitmer's illegal orders will no longer
be issued, punishments for "violations" committed prior to the Supreme
Court ruling will continue to be pursued and imposed.
One almost (but not quite) must feel sorry for Nessel. This
risible expression of lunacy suggests that she is unfit for her office
even on merely a lack of academic credentials, considering the legal
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
ANOTHER RESPONSE by the thwarted Covidiot crowd has been a
sudden issuance of local public health department duplicates of
Whitmer's illegal orders. But of course, these identical efforts by
local executive branch officials fall to the exact reasoning by which
those of "The Big Gretch" (as she is amusingly known by those in her
law-defying gang) have been found void.
(Further, my study of the omnibus
don't-think-anything-is-going-to-change directive issued by my own
county Health Officer indicates that not only is it void for the reasons
given above, even if that were not so it exceeds the plain authority
granted in the act she invokes in the attempt. Apparently the hope is
that the average citizen won't know how to read a statute.)
Doubtless more such nonsense will follow; hopefully the
average Michigan citizen-- those who hadn't already been doing so-- will
pay the nonsense no mind and will stand up and resume the life of the
Brave and the Free without further ado.
I urge everyone to share this post as widely as possible
and as quickly as possible.
I'M KIDDING ABOUT THE POP QUIZ (but those wanting to try
their hand can
Quiz Page here). I'm serious about the "show of hands" thing,
What I want to know is how many of you actually did
something with the information I shared with you in the 'Shame
The Devil' article in last Monday's Mid-Edition Update. I hope it's
quite a few of you, but I'd like to know either way.
I worry that folks are not understanding that it is the
fiction of "massive fatalities from C19" that is perpetuating the
ongoing erosion of our liberties, our livelihoods, and our rule of law.
It is purely because lots of Americans believe that C19 has killed 200,000+ of
their fellows (and could get them, or their loved ones next, anytime)
that masks and "social distancing" and denial of access to institutions and
offices, and suppression of political gatherings, and all the other
tyrannies and ruinations great and small are being tolerated and even defended by the fearful.
Thus, the singular solution to all the destruction is the
widespread distribution of the fact that C19 has NOT been a ravaging
plague against which any measure should be accepted, at whatever cost.
The proof of that is presented in
that article of last week
(and in greater depth in
this piece, btw).
Again, if you want the madness and destruction of liberty
and prosperity to stop, you MUST show people that they are being scammed
by the panic-mongers. Nothing else will do it.
ONLY ONCE PEOPLE ARE FREE OF THE FEAR will their brains
resume working and they will again become able to see that the only real
"crisis" we face is the threat of continuing harm from those intent on
perpetuating and exploiting the pretense that we face a public health
Only once they are free of the fear will people be able to
recognize the disastrous threat of the precedent being created that
to be a potential threat to others comes under the righteous
pre-emptive control of the state. Only once free of the fear will people
be able to think about where that path leads, or where it ends.
Only once they are free of the fear will people be able to
remember that the good health of Liberty and the rule of law are FAR more
important to our well-being than avoiding any virus, no matter how
Free people of that fear.
Give them the facts about the fatality figures.
You need make no arguments about why the lying is
being done about those figures, or anything else, and shouldn't even
bother trying. Just take away the panic from the false fatality figures.
Once you've fixed the false narrative about great numbers
of deaths, people will again start thinking about the other things on
their own. By the same token, until that fear is gone, nothing else will
penetrate, no matter how vigorously you point it out.
So, take away that fear!
And understand, YOU have to do this. No one else will.
"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."
Share these all, everywhere you can. Be your most
creative self in sending and "selling" these links. Do memes; make
gifs; respond to everything in the news that would be or have been
better had the state been small, or if Americans kept their money
for their own uses.
If you pay attention to the news and train yourself to
apply these perspectives, you will see a dozen things of which you
can make use in awakening other Americans to the virtues of having
the income tax correctly administered. Please, for my sake, for your
own sake, for the sake of your children and their future, make that
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Not Letting This "Crisis" Go To Waste...
...an important action item opportunity.
FRIENDS, THE SPORADIC BITS OF EASING of the despotic measures to
which most of the country has been subjected this year should not be
allowed to bleed off the head of steam you probably had been developing.
The offenses happened, and they're far from over. Stay hot.
And while you are all warmed up, and while others, if
they're smart, are just as hot, I'd like you to send an email (and
Facebook post, or whatever) with the following content to everyone you
can (with a request that they pass it along, in turn):
[Name], over the last several months you've
watched as over-fed state power has been used to literally destroy
classical Western civilization and impose a new despotic paradigm. No
dissent or debate permitted-- no permission or agreement sought.
YOU KNOW where this will end up if the arrogant
state power being used to make this happen isn't radically diminished in
size, influence, resources and popular support, and exposed as an
opportunistic exploiter of legal ignorance (an ignorance which it has
been nurturing in the average mind for decades).
Those things having not yet happened, you
should be quaking in your boots-- and you probably are.
Isn't it time-- and past time-- for you to
begin helping to make those desperately-needed defensive changes take
place? There is only one way these things can happen short of a
who-knows-what we'll-end-up-with explosion of violence. I'm going to
show it to you.
When you're done with that reading, you'll know
what to do next.
BTW, REMEMBER, ALSO, THAT EVERY AMERICAN has lately been given a stark lesson in the fact
that government officials at all levels will lie to you and violate the
law without batting an eye. They will do so any time it serves their agenda, and
you don't call them out for it.
If you know anyone who has been persisting in denial on the
truth about the income tax, you know such nonsense is usually be
grounded in some version or another of, "That can't be true..." or "They
would never do something like that...". Now's the time to put a pin in
that delusional bubble.
As the C19 hoax has starkly shown, "that" certainly CAN be true, and they
certainly WOULD do something
Use this evidence in all your
"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
(Deceitful efforts to discourage Americans from
learning the truth about the "income tax")
FOR ALL THE YEARS SINCE 2003 when
CtC was first published, the government has engaged in a
concerted effort to frighten people away from its truths. This
effort involves official government websites and press releases
touting an occasional court ruling that appears to be at odds
CtC-revelation (but without details sufficient to expose the
real substance of the ruling)--
and sometimes even more mendacious behavior.
Are the presentations and
resources offered on this site and in my other work of any value to you?
Tim Kendrick has posted
on YouTube regarding donations. I didn't know what to do about
it to begin with; I don't do what I do intending for anyone to
feel obligated in any way.
But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue
to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only
the cost of a cheap paperback.
Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very
thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is
just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be
conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support.
No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to
act let it be solely because it seems right.
All-in-all, just be the sort of person for others
that you would go to yourself for trustworthy leadership.
Leadership is a challenge. But it's not
complicated, and you can do it.
Are You Having Trouble Spreading The
SKEPTICISM (SOMETIMES INVOKED BY FEAR) IS TO BE
EXPECTED when you're trying to explain to someone that
everything they've been encouraged their whole lives to
believe about something as entrenched and significant as the
income tax is basically nonsense. So here's a way to help
cut through the resistance:
Ask your listener how he or she would react if
you were to show an announcement from the Commissioner of
Internal Revenue admitting that the tax doesn't apply to the
earnings of most Americans and is misapplied most of the
time because people don't understand how it works? Or how
about if you showed a ruling from the Supreme Court saying
Now you just have to explain that
you're going to show exactly those things-- but because
the state really doesn't want people to know this, these
things haven't been said quite as forthrightly as we would
all wish. It's going to take a bit more work to take these
admissions in than is sufficient for just reading a press
release. But it'll be worth the effort...
IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of
energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool
families and community groups, your neighbors, your
family members, your pastors and
co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs,
members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia,
Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone
in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth
movement, other activist movements and everyone
you have only yourself to blame for your
troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which
you might complain. It's on you.
WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note
explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic
is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI
(weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.
Remember: Real Americans don't accommodate fog, lies and a sliding scale of
adherence to the rule of law. Real American men and women stand up for the
truth and the law, come what may, knowing that it is only by setting the bar
at the top and enforcing it, come what may, that liberties are secured.
"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be
strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be
JOB ONE, PEOPLE!!! SPREAD. THE. WORD.
ONLY ONE THING WILL WIN YOU YOUR LIBERTY:
Spreading the truth. Accordingly, I've assembled
outreach resources into a new, dedicated page. Find it
here, and please, USE THESE TOOLS!! I can't
do this all by myself.
"In a time of
universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary
want to be safe," Joe Biden repeatedly declared in Tuesday night’s debate.
The 2020 presidential race could turn into a referendum on whether vastly
increasing government power can provide “freedom from fear.” This has been a
recurring theme in recent American history that consistently brings out the
worst in both politicians and voters.
The 2020 presidential campaign thus far has
plenty of unpleasant parallels to 9/11 and the 2004 election. The
terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001
the biggest intelligence failure by U.S. government agencies since
Pearl Harbor. The Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of
Investigation ignored bushels of evidence of an international conspiracy
and a bucket of warnings that Arabs with terrorist connections were
receiving pilot training inside the U.S. Yet, after the attacks
terrified the nation, polls speedily showed a doubling in the percentage
of Americans who trusted government to “do the right thing.” The media
fanned this blind faith as if it was the high road to public safety.
President George W. Bush exploited that credulity to seize far more
power and to deceive the nation into war against Iraq.
While Bush is now being lionized by the
establishment media (thanks to his criticisms of Trump), few people
recall that he ran the most fear-mongering presidential reelection
campaign in modern American history. Bush 2004
campaign ads showed firemen carrying a flag-draped corpse from the
rubble at Ground Zero in New York and a pack of wolves coming to attack
home viewers as an announcer warned that “weakness attracts those who
are waiting to do America harm.” One commentator suggested that the ad
hinted that voters would be eaten by wolves if John Kerry won.
Just before 2004 Election Day a senior GOP
strategist told the New York Daily News that “anything that makes
people nervous about
their personal safety helps Bush.” People who saw terrorism as the
biggest issue in the 2004 election voted for Bush by a 6 to 1 margin.
Moises Naim, editor of Foreign Policy, observed that the Bush campaign
was “using the fear factor almost exclusively.
a highly researched decision with all the tools of public opinion
management. It’s nothing but a reflection that it works.”
Like the federal failures preceding the 9/11
attacks, the Covid pandemic was far more damaging because of testing and
other blunders by the Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug
Administration. The World Health Organization spurred disastrous
policies by forecasting a mortality that was
50 times higher than the rate the U.S. experienced. The pointless,
punitive lockdowns imposed by governors and mayors disrupted hundreds of
millions of American lives while doing little or nothing to curb the
spread of the virus to seven million Americans. In the same way that
Bush lionized federal agencies after 9/11 despite their failures to
prevent the attacks, Biden and his media allies are pushing for blind
faith in “data and science” – regardless of the debacles we have seen
One epidemiologist suggests that Covid-19
be called SARS-NoV-3. Biden and the Democratic Party are seeking
power by asking voters to hold Trump personally responsible for more
than 200,000 Americans dying from the pandemic. In his public comments,
Biden has repeatedly wildly exaggerated the death toll, publicly
millions of Americans have been killed by Covid-19. It is difficult
to know if Biden was intentionally misleading audiences or was
OK, SO THIS 'OTHER VOICE' is just an reiteration of what I've been
saying on these pages, the
and elsewhere since March.
Generally I like to offer articles in this space that add new information or
perspectives which advance and contribute to arguments, rather than simple
echoes and emphases of what has already been said, but really, the "pandemic"
insanity is so hugely and uniquely dangerous that exceptions in that regard are
Further, I am disquieted by the sense that too many folks
aren't taking the danger of the "pandemic" panic-attack seriously-- or
don't recognize it. At the risk of unpleasant stridency: THIS ATTACK IS
This pandemic panic-attack is insidious in its intellectual
rationale and its ability to mobilize on its behalf the instinctive
fear-factor and its hind-brain reflexive responses. Those hind-brain
responses shut down cognition and generate a lemming-like mindless
acceptance-- and even support-- for whatever the reptilian brains of
would-be tyrants care to offer as safety measures, however false or
unneeded, and however destructive of liberty and permanently-erosive of
the rule of law they may be.
The peril to the American way of life from this pandemic
panic-attack is greater than anything anyone alive has ever faced. Too
few seem to understand this.
Too many Americans are running screaming for the closet in
fear of C19, when all should be running screaming in anger, torches and
pitchforks in hand, toward those pushing the panic.
THIS COMMUNITY NEEDS TO GET OUT
and GET LOUD debunking and denouncing
the false narrative of a deadly viral peril. Until that pretense has
been stripped of its potency, all America-- even all of Western
Civilization-- is at risk of collapse. The ratchet-up of state power and
the ratchet-down of individual autonomy on the table from this
particular kind of hobgoblin assault is unlike any other.
In particular (and to get this afterword back on track with
the theme of the article to which it relates), it needs to be made as
clear as possible to all candidates and pollsters and media that fear of
C19 is NOT an issue for you as a voter or as an American, and that any
candidate or party that treats it as such will be denied your support
and your vote.
We need to make C19 hobgoblin-flogging the hot potato issue
that every candidate, party and talking head tries to be the fastest to
Staying silent about this means becoming a permanent victim
of the panic-attack agenda. Don't do it.
IN ADDITION TO DENOUNCING the pandemic panic-mongering,
btw, spread the means by which the Leviathan state, which will otherwise
be used to enforce the evils of the attack, can and must be shrunk to a
more harmless size. Even if the current hobgoblin effort fails, there
will always be a next one. The only real security from such despotic
assaults is to keep the enforcement mechanism upon which they all rely
small and relatively insufficient for the task.
I wish that you would at least share them with others,
if you cannot see why you should bother.
Let your recipient make his or her OWN mind up on whether
the sharing was worthwhile. You might end up pleasantly surprised--
people grow under the right conditions, and these are now very much the
EVEN AS ARDENT A STATIST as Abraham
Lincoln, in announcing his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in order to
keep them paying the tariff for the benefit of Northern interests in
his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, paid at least lip
service to the Founders design of leaving control over the fuel
available to feed the fires Washington wants to light in the hands
of the individual citizenry when he said, "Doing this I deem to
be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it, unless my
rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite
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know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?
someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated,
far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were
complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it
wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they
themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even
while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from
the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax
bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?
know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fifteenth)
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
Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for
free-- any such thing.
October 6- In 1889, Thomas Edison hosts
the first motion picture screening. In 1927, The Jazz Singer-- the first
widely-screened "talking" picture-- opens. In 2007, the first human-powered
circumnavigation of the world (using a pedal boat, kayak, roller-blades, bicycle
and simply walking) is completed 13 years after commencement.
A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud
You NEED to defend yourself and your kids against this
now-high-inertia effort to destroy liberty.
October 7- In 1777, the British are handed a massive defeat
and loss of an entire army by American militia in the Battle of Bemis Heights
near Saratoga, New York. In 1868, Cornell University's opening day hosts an
enrolled student body of 412-- the largest in any American university up to that
time. In 1959, the Soviet probe 'Luna III' transmits the first-ever photographs
of the dark side of the Moon. In 2001, the United States invades Afghanistan on
the pretext that Osama bin Laden, a one-time CIA asset never yet charged with
involvement in the events of 9/11 (due to lack of evidence, according to the
FBI), is living there.
A Two-Minute Review Of CtC
David Bindel reminds us that there's either the rule of law, or
Every victim of the "ignorance tax", 'cause it's all
just statist consent-engineering propaganda.
WAKEN TO THE REAL-LIFE ADVENTURE IN WHICH YOU
ARE UNKNOWINGLY IMMERSED! Put down your controller and
You are surrounded by an actual battle between
villains, monsters and true heroes, all simply concealed
from you by
sophisticated spells which also keep you from
engaging in the fight.
There are real great deeds to be done,
and real treasures to be had for your efforts, and
frankly, your real future
is at stake. You just have to gain "the sight" in order to
penetrate the illusions.
losthorizons.com to get the counter-spells and get onto
the real field of battle!
PRO TIP: If I were the IRS and I wanted to
discourage people from rebutting allegations that
they had done things I can tax, and wanted to keep them from
successfully reclaiming withheld or paid-in money, I
would salt the "tax honesty" community with
passionate-seeming "legal researchers" who would
warn anyone whose ear they captured that filing a
1040 is a bad idea for one reason or another...
Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:
October 8- In 1871, fires break out in Chicago (The Great
Chicago Fire) and Peshtigo, Wisconsin, on the west edge of Lake Michigan. On
the opposite side of the lake, conflagrations begin in Holland and Manistee,
Michigan, and Port Huron, Michigan, on the eastern edge of the state (along with
much of the rest of the "thumb"). About four square miles of Chicago is
destroyed-- the other locations are consumed entirely. All were quickly
re-built by citizens unhindered by FEMA. In 1974, the Franklin National Bank--
20th largest bank in the country-- collapses due to fraud and mismanagement.
This is the largest U.S. bank failure in history to that time. In 2001, George
Bush announces the creation of the "Department of Homeland Security".
If you're not talking this one up everywhere and
helping generate a buzz, you don't really want liberty and the
rule of law...
In light of
the actual evidence, those
who doubt or
deny the accuracy and correctness of
CtC just because some government officials
denounce it are like the 16th-century Europeans who
were mystified by
Copernicus getting all those
astronomical predictions right even though the
church had said he was wrong.
Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free'
Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax
has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's
ministerial community. This must change.
passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular
contributions of fuel from the passengers to
keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable
waterfall ahead, and note a
soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger
each day. What does common sense suggest?
"Income" Tax IQ!
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
Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the
well-funded disinformation specialists class
Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:
October 9- In 1003, Leif Erikson lands in North America. In
1635, Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for opposing
the administration of secular punishments for religious offenses and the theft
of Native American lands. He goes on to found Rhode Island. In 1701, Yale
University is chartered. In 1888, the Washington Monument opens to the public.
In 2001, the second batch of "anthrax
letters" is mailed.
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a
people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power
which knowledge gives.”
October 10- In 1911, the WuChang Uprising overthrows the
Qing Imperial Dynasty and leads to the establishment of the the Republic of
China. In 1913, construction of the Panama Canal is completed. In 1938,
the Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany. In 1969,
Progressive Rock is born with the release of 'In The Court Of The Crimson
King' by King Crimson. In 1973, Vice President of the United States Spiro
Agnew resigns after being charged with "income" tax evasion. In 1995, U.S.
Army SPC 4 Michael New refuses to serve as a United Nations soldier.
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'The BOSTONIAN'S Paying the EXCISE-MAN, or
TARRING & FEATHERING' (1774) (How our forefathers responded to arrogant
"Rule of Law defiers"...)
The willingness of some people to trade liberty for
convenience is without limit...
passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently
opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”
Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:
October 11- In 1811, the first
steam-powered ferry operation begins, carrying freight and passengers between
New York, New York and Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1954, the Viet Minh take control
of North Vietnam. In 1975, Saturday Night Live debuts-- stand-up philosopher
and social critic George Carlin hosts. In 2007, the Dow Jones reaches a
then-record high of 14,198.10.
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude
greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We
seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that
feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget
that ye were our countrymen."
Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution
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Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on
matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works
are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding
the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of Mensa;
award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth
soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and
has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of
Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a
consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens
for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and
as a member of the International Society for Individual
Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across
Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a
decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy
industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials
Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy
Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and
energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and
president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design,
manufacture and installation firm.
Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the
twelve years before his present full-time focus on the
restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed
purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year
multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan
branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+
apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and
incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers.
He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and
distribution systems in four states, and designed and
administered the company's website.
On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst
these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the
primary creative force behind a small
card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several
Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan,
with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his