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Current Events and Continuing Education for October 1 through October 14, 2018

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison


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It's time to face the facts and recognize our need and duty to take control.

The Latest Manchurian Candidate Of The Deep State


As the "ignorance tax" scheme continues to unravel under the CtC onslaught...

Two Remarkable Spasms By The Exploding Robot


In the interest of clarity...

A Brief But Important Technical Note


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Truth Is Evaporating Before Our Very Eyes'


Featured in recent editions:

Want to know what's going on and how you can help fix things? Ask yourself this question:

What Would You Do If Your Scam Had Been Uncovered?


More uplifting testimony:

New Videos; New Victories!


Other Voices

'Target Syria'


An excellent new testimonial video takes the stage

Eric Copenhaver Testifies



The Law, In Seven Pages


From the "Keepin' It All Real" department:

The Serious Threat Of Species Suicide


Have you heard a discouraging word?

The Truth About Trolleries


Links To Articles Posted Over The Last Several Newsletter Cycles Can Be Accessed At The LostHorizons Newsfeed


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The most important question facing Americans today:

What Do The People Do About The Rogue State?


Guess what? There are only two possibilities:

You Either Stand Up For The Truth, Or You've Surrendered To The Lie


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week



My interview by Lana Lotkeff for Radio 3Fourteen can be found here.

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The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

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Featured In This Update:

Bakersfield, Baby! The Next CtC Seminar Is Scheduled!!


Featured In Recent Editions:

What High-Speed Plane Crashed Really Look Like


If A Crime, Genital Mutilation Must Be One No Matter Why It's Done


Exposing DHS Lies About Russian Election-Site Hacks


The Truth About The Misunderstood National Anthem


A Handy Little Cognitive Cue Concerning The Meaning Of "Income"


A Nice Example Of 1954 IRC Misrepresentations Of The Law, With A Frivolous Dimension


A Few Observations On The Passing Of John "Bomb Bomb Iran" McCain


American Islamophobia's Fake Facts


A Nice $97K Federal Refund


Four Questions For Brett Kavanaugh


A Question For All Federal Candidates This Year


Newsletters Are Now Being Archived


The Truth About The Tax In Three Short Sentences


"Tax Honesty" BS Is What Had Doreen In Prison


Notes For An Educated Filer-- Whether A First-Timer Or A Veteran


Regarding Daft And Despicable Deniers


Regarding State Group Membership


Project Paradigm-Shift


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!


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


Your Comments


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

- Thomas Paine

C'mon! CtC can't be right! You're crazy!

If CtC were actually right,

it would mean the government's been concealing and denying the truth for years on end,

and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is No Such Agency!)



Do you know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?


 I mean someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated, far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?


Do you know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fifteenth) edition of CtC!



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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 1- In 1800, Spain cedes Louisiana to France.  In 1908, Ford Model T's go on sale at $825.  In 1910, the Los Angeles Times building is destroyed by a bomb set by Ironworkers union members upset at the position of the paper on unionization. It was one of many similar bombings during that period (more than 100), but perhaps the most dramatic, with 21 dead and scores more injured. No anti-terrorism measures gutting the Constitution were enacted, and yet life went on.  In 1928, the Soviet Union introduces its first "Five Year Plan" for the bureaucratic control of the national economy.  In 1946, the "Nuremburg Trials" of Nazi leaders for engaging in wars of aggression come to a close with death sentences for most of the defendants.  In 2017, Catalonia votes overwhelmingly (more than 92% in favor) to secede from Spain.  The Spanish government had already declared the vote illegal and attempted to interfere with the voting process, but without much success, as shown by the outcome.  Less than a month later the Spanish government declared the Catalan parliament dissolved after it formally voted to declare independence.


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


Fear nothing but God


"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


Bakersfield, Baby!! November 10!

Be there for a CtC Seminar in the heart of the Golden State!!

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Donald Trump: The Latest Deep State Manchurian Candidate

...and the latest proof that politics will never be the solution to Leviathan.

TWO WEEKS AGO AMERICA WAS TOLD, with considerable fanfare, that Donald Trump ordered the immediate declassification-- without redactions-- of a batch of documents in which would be revealed shenanigans (to put it nicely) of those perpetrating the "Russia-gate" hoax:

These revelations would, it is claimed, show that the Mueller investigation is a pretense concocted by actors in the deep state in order to effect the undoing of an election result they simply don't like.

Or so goes the story.

But it was just theater. Since it was spun the number of released documents has been... 0. The number of persons fired for failing to obey this directive... 0.

In fact, since that base-reassuring announcement that there would finally be some real punching back against the hyenas and some deep-state swamp-creatures are about to go down, Trump has much more quietly rescinded the order.

Now, the "intelligence community" is given permission to meander through a "declassification review process". So the folks whose maleficent deeds are supposedly meant to be exposed by the declassifications decide what, if anything, will actually be declassified and shared with the sovereign (that is, us).

I'm sure everyone remembers the "declassification review" for the JFK assassination docs, yes? Trump had promised to see those all made public in October, 2017. But the deep state balked at the release, and its interests were served at the expense of the public's interest in knowing the truth.

Instead of the release we got 6 months of "review" (after the exhaustion of a prior 54 years in which to do such a review) only to end up with another renege of Trump's promise. In April, 2018 documents were released, but more than 15,000 pages of them contain redactions, with still more held back entirely.

In other words, Lucy's latest promise to let Charlie Brown kick the football is the same as all the previous ones, despite Donald Trump having unilateral authority to make it otherwise.

SIMILARLY CONTRADICTORY OF PROMISES MADE are Trump's foreign policy decisions over his first two years in office. To pick a few examples: The US remains in NATO; the US remains in every war that had been going on when Trump took office; and the US has intimately involved itself in even more wars of choice and aggression.

Rather than bring a previously-absent even-handedness to rectifying the dispossession of the Palestinian people, as promised, Trump has dramatically escalated US participation in the Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their own homeland. These moves have correspondingly and predictably escalated tensions throughout the Middle East.

Similarly broken is a promise for improved relations with Russia. Quite the contrary, Trump has increased military aid to the neo-Nazis put into power in Ukraine by the Obama administration by way of the US-engineered coup in February of 2014; invited direct military engagement with Russian forces legally in Syria under the pretense of actions on behalf of illegally US-armed and -supported radical Islamist terrorists that have been assaulting the secular government of Bashar al-Assad for years; and played along with every spurious, evidence-free-and-often-manifestly-ridiculous accusation against Russia, from shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight 17 to hacking the DNC's mail server.

Trade policy continues to be a daft and dangerous program of long-discredited mercantilist nonsense, simply on steroids and with a slightly different shade of lipstick. Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo and John Bolton are agenda-clones of Samantha Power, Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice-- just more virulent and unhinged.

Second verse, same as the first... Same old, same old.

Same old, same old, despite the fact that Donald Trump has unilateral authority to have all of these things be otherwise.

DOMESTICALLY, the tune is also unchanged. Warrantless surveillance goes on undiminished. Hillary Clinton walks free and Julian Assange continues to languish in prison. Edward Snowden remains in exile.

Favored interests get subsidies at everyone else's expense, just as always. The Department of Education has not been shuttered or abolished. Abortion remains legal. Government distortion of the health-care industry remains undiminished.

The Hamiltonian Federalist Society picks Trump's judicial nominations, and, as is sharply highlighted by the current Kavanaugh kerfuffle, offers those who favor an aggrandized state (and especially an aggrandized executive branch) and who come from a deep, if not life-long, immersion in the swamp (though I continue to tell myself that Neil Gorsuch slipped past those filters). The TSA remains in business; there has been no re-opening of the 9/11 investigation; supposed tax reform simply did away with the personal exemption while all nominal rate reductions for most Americans have been or are being offset by tariff increases. Federal reserve notes continue to be used and continue to lose value.

Military spending has gotten a big uptick, rather than a big cut. Trump is even adding a "Space Force".

Same old, same old.

Same old, same old, despite the fact that Donald Trump has much unilateral authority to stop, alter or radically reduce all of these things, and has a Congress in the hands of his own party from which he could at least seek the stopping, altering or radical reduction of any of these things.

SO, NOTHING HAS CHANGED THAT REALLY MATTERS, despite all the sturm und drang made to swirl about the Trump presidency. There's only one thing to conclude-- the "sturm und drang" is theater.

The "sturm und drang" is generated to provide nourishment for the encouraged belief that, as much as he really wants to, Trump dasn't stop, alter or radically reduce all the bad things he promised to stop, alter or radically reduce in order to appear differentiated from Hillary Clinton and get elected, 'cause his presidency is just hanging by a thread, and he must walk a careful line. But this is arrant nonsense.

Were Trump to keep his promises and stop, alter or radically reduce all the obnoxiousness described above, he would become politically unassailable. He would be Teflon coated to a degree of which Ronald Reagan could only have dreamt.

Replace all of Trump's actions in office-- by which he has simply bled away support by those who elected him-- with the keeping of these promises and his supporting base would be the Rock of Gibraltar-- huge and solid. And yet, Trump has instead done what he has done.

Trump is thus demonstrably NOT the great break in the chain he is pretended to be. He is just packaged that way, in a particularly clever move by the deep state.

The deep state-- the creators and beneficiaries of the status quo-- took note of the fact that the peasants are restive and have dangerously better access to information than they ever did before. This called for ginning-up a pretense of the astonishing elevation to the presidency of a supposed outsider/non-swamp-creature/adversary-of-"the system".

Astonishingly, this pretense took hold, despite the obvious fact that no one who has become a billionaire under the existing regime is ever going to actually be an enemy of that regime. Donald Trump was never going to "drain the swamp". Donald Trump became rich as Croesus under the regime administered by the swamp creatures, and they are obviously his much appreciated friends and benefactors, or his faithful and productive tools.

And, as demonstrated, Donald Trump has changed nothing. Swapping out one statist faction's favored beneficiaries of graft and corruption (those of the Democrats) for your own statist faction's preferred beneficiaries (those of the Republicans) is not "draining the swamp". It's just a temporary shift in who's on the A-list for the best spots at the slop-trough.

HERE'S THE POINT: The People will never find their remedy and the restoration of the republic-- or even just the liberty, rule of law, and consequent prosperity and security to which they are entitled-- through the political process.

More, the longer the People harbor comforting and apathy-enabling fantasies about the political process, and delay implementing the real remedy-- which is withdrawing their tacit consent and practical support by the means uniquely provided through the information in CtC, as detailed here-- the more arduous and dangerous will be the climb back from the depths to which continued delusionary delay is carrying America.

C'mon, people.

Look closely at the new boss.

Recognize that he's (it's) the same as the old boss.

Stop being fooled again.

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The Always Delightfully Sardonic John Prine Shares A Little Perspective

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 2- In 1835, freedom-loving Texans begin their war for independence from Mexico.  In 1950, "Peanuts" is first published.  In 1959, 'The Twilight Zone' airs its first episode.  In 1998, historians take note that it is the 160th 2nd of October since Iran initiated military aggression against anyone.  In 2002, the "Beltway Sniper" attacks begin.


Two Remarkable Spasms By The Robot

...as the center happily fails to hold and the "ignorance tax" regime crumbles...

BY PLEASANT COINCIDENCE, ON THE DAY BEFORE Doreen and I boarded a flight to San Antonio for the most recent CtC Seminar I was sent two very interesting documents which I was thus able to share with the gathered members of the community. Each of these docs are remarkable, positive and worthy of a toast.

The first remarkable doc announces the collapse-- as predicted-- of an IRS educated-filing evasion which was discussed on this page back in June. Here is what I (relevantly) said then:


DANIEL AND JANE'S VICTORY, complete and quick and simple as it was, is not the only kind of filing-related tax agency testament to the truth about the tax. Though it may seem counter-intuitive, just as compelling a government acknowledgement is to be found in the almost comical IRS effort to thwart Joe H.'s 2017 claim.

That effort is a wonderful demonstration of the government's increasingly desperate struggle to deal with the long-hidden truth about the income tax having been fully and effectively revealed in CtC. Decades into an increasingly voracious exploitation of prior widespread ignorance about the tax-- an ignorance corruptly cultivated by what may be the most robust and longest-running domestic propaganda and co-option effort in American history-- the deeply-addicted state is now a feeding vampire unexpectedly interrupted by shutters flung open and sunlight pouring in.

Joe's 2017 victory-in-progress is a great example of the beast's agitated search for obscuring shadows into which it can retreat and survive, and thus a great demonstration of the unassailable legal validity behind Joe's claim.

In fact, Joe's latest victory is SO glaring an example it is almost a chore unpacking the revealing craziness the IRS has served up here. I wonder if that's going to be the final escape path the agency attempts: spaghetti-like convolution and self-contradiction so tedious to parse out that the faint of heart will just throw up their hands and surrender to the continued mis-application of the tax out of exhaustion...

LET'S START OUT WITH Joe's filing-- as simple an affair as it is possible to get: a 1040 EZ and a single Form 4852 rebutting an errant W-2. That W-2 was created by the company which paid Joe for his labor during 2017 and which withheld a total of $13,511.00, as reported by Joe on his sworn docs. That withholding consisted of $7,728.00 withheld as nominal "federal income tax" (under the provisions of chapter 24 of the IRC) and $5,783.00 withheld as Social security and Medicare taxes (FICA taxes) under the provisions of chapter 21.

Here is how the IRS has responded to Joe, so far:

Notice, the agency is proposing a tax liability (we'll get to that in a moment). Against that proposed (we'll get to that in a moment) liability it is acknowledging a credit of everything withheld as nominal "federal income tax"-- that is, the total withheld under the provisions of chapter 24 of the IRC.

NOW LET'S LOOK at what the tax agency says about how it arrived at the proposal above. Here is its table of purported calculations...

...and here is its purported explanation of its figures:

What is notable about these assertions to begin with is that all of the explanations attempt to characterize the IRS proposed changes (we'll get to that) as being math errors, or transcription errors, or are pure, unadulterated bs.

For instance, the first item alleges that the 1040EZ line 4 AGI was changed "to include all the forms W-2, W-2G, etc. that were attached to your form 1040EZ because there was an error in the total income reported", implying that Joe had not transcribed the "income" amounts reported on his attached forms accurately. But the only form attached to Joe's 1040EZ was his Form 4852. That form reports $0 "wages", a figure accurately transcribed to Joe's 1040 line 1, and resulting in a line 4 AGI total of $0. Pure bs.

The next entry is just as much complete, unmistakable horse-hockey. "We changed the amount of taxable income on line 6 of your Form 1040EZ because the combined standard deduction/exemption amount on line 5 was subtracted incorrectly from the adjusted gross income on line 4." Really?!

Here is that portion of Joe's 1040EZ:

While it's true that Joe mistakenly checked a "dependent" box in the line 5 instruction, IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE! No matter what the proper line 5 amount might have been, line 6 still ends up as $0. The IRS did not change "the amount of taxable income" on Joe's 1040EZ because of his incorrectly subtracting the combined standard deduction/exemption. Pure bs.

The third item is the same: pure bs. The amount withheld was not changed to reflect the amounts shown on supporting documents-- the sole supporting document was Joe's Form 4852, and the amount of withholding shown on his return is an exact transcription therefrom.

The fourth item is yet another bit of nonsense-- Joe never provided information in response to a correspondence or otherwise which contradicted or called into question amount owed or the refund amount claimed on his return.

BUT HERE'S HOW THIS ALL SORTS ITSELF OUT (in a manner of speaking): this apparent disregard of the realities of Joe's filing is just a "proposal". The fact is, all this nonsense by the tax agency, consisting as it does of much huffery and puffery, ends up being nothing but an invitation to Joe to stand down and get back in the "ignorance tax" barn. Here is the second page of the CP11 Joe received:

Joe is gratuitously threatened with the possibility of an "audit" if he dares to disagree and the agency doesn't like the "additional information" justifying the abandonment of this proposal, of course. Obviously the agency wants him to just stand down and shut up.

But a threat of a possibility is nothing more than that, in the first place; and in the second, the only "additional information" that should be needed to justify the abandonment of this absurd proposal is a brief letter pointing out the bs behind every "explanatory" rationale for the proposed changes.

WELL, JOE SENT THAT LETTER, and the IRS has responded:


"We adjusted your account to show the tax and/or credit you originally reported..." Now, that's what I'm talkin' about!

There's one interesting quirk in this response-- the agency refers to what it calls Joe's "1040EZ dated Apr. 15, 2018". Joe's return was actually dated February 20, 2018. But initially, the agency had pretended Joe never filed at all. The return transcript Joe downloaded on March 22, 2018 reported "No record of return filed."

However, the agency's May 15 "return transcript" concerning Joe's filing for 2017 shows shows April 15 as the date the return was received (maybe it got lost on someone's desk for a while?), and faithfully reports all Joe's declarations and calculations-- that is, "the tax [$0.00] and /or credits [$13,511.00] [Joe] originally reported" to which the notice above refers. These remain the figures on which the newly announced "readjustment" and refund will be based.

I HAD COMPLETED MY INITIAL DISCUSSION of what I accurately termed Joe's 2017 victory-in-progress with the following:

ALL IN ALL, JOE H.'S 2017 victory-in-progress-- in which the IRS just invites Joe to be confused and taken in by a pile of convoluted nonsense-- is a great testament to the truth about the tax revealed in CtC.

The tax agency would never in a million years resort to this kind of smoke-and-mirror eyewash unless this was the best it had. And this can only be the best it has because Joe, informed by CtC, is unassailably right in his filing and his claims.


Watch out for that robot! I think it's going to explode!!

Even though it is doing just as it promised here, I'll still leave that final warning about the robot in place. This time, however, it is offered with even more of a smile and a wink than the first time.


SPEAKING OF THE FLAILING ROBOT, there is yet another happy thing I wish to share. Again, this is something brought to my attention the very day I was preparing for travel to San Antonio on the 21st (thus serendipitously allowing me to share and discuss it with the seminar attendees).

This past June CtC warrior George Luniv-- who last year won the abatement by the IRS Office of Appeals of an asserted "frivolous return penalty" concerning his educated 2015 return-- won in Tax Court over the IRS assertion of four "frivolous return penalties" (FRPs) asserted in regard to George's filing for 2002. In fact, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel actually conceded the battle on these asserted penalties as soon as it became clear that he would have to prove the charges, and the Tax Court subsequently ratified the concession.

Here are relevant excerpts from the OCC Motion for Entry of Decision:

Here is the ratification by the court:

It is important to point out that unlike George's previous victory with the Office of Appeals, which did concern an FRP assertion in regard to an educated return and thus constitutes an official acknowledgement that CtC-educated returns don't qualify for the penalty, the FRP assertions involved in this newer Tax Court case concerned events pre-dating George's discovery of CtC. That said, the generic significance of this victory should not be missed.

At a minimum, George's latest victory demonstrates concretely that the IRS engages in utterly groundless (and therefore fraudulent) "frivolous return penalty" assertions. By logical extension, any other adverse assertions by the IRS are also capable of being groundless ploys, ventured for the sake of intimidation, confusion or other unscrupulous ends.

When held up alongside 250,000+ acknowledgements of the correctness of CtC, this evidence of IRS venality emphasizes and underscores more strikingly than ever that any pretense of resistance, dispute or disparagement of CtC is nothing more than that-- a pretense-- regardless from whose mouth or pen or keyboard it issues.

Let this sink in.

Now, where are those confident videos by which this unassailable, swamp-draining, Leviathan-restraining, individual-empowering truth will begin to spread like a cleansing wild-fire?

AND BTW, well done, George!! Once again!!


Watch out for that robot! It's exploding!!

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A Brief But Important Technical Note

...because clarity and accuracy are very much in the interest of those with the law and the facts on their side.

OVER THE LAST WEEK I HAVE RECEIVED DOCUMENTS from two different virtuous warriors-for-the-truth which each unfortunately exhibited a misunderstanding about the important tax-law term, "information return". In each case this term was improperly applied to a 1040.

1040s (and/or 1040Xs) are not "information returns". They are simply "returns" (either original or amended).

The expression "information return" properly refers only to returns created by payors, such as W-2s, 1099s and K-1s. These are returns by which information is conveyed to tax agencies (and to payees)-- without regard to the accuracy or inaccuracy of the information, by the way; the label is drawn from the intended use of the form.

Much confusion-- both in your own mind and that of anyone else-- will result from the improper use of the "information return" label. Thus, care should be taken in this regard.

(BTW, this issue has been an element of one of the topic discussions on the FAQ pages for a decade, a fact which should serve to emphasize the importance of everyone getting, and staying, thoroughly familiar with those pages.)

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 3- In 1849, Edgar Allen Poe is found in a gutter in Baltimore, an apparent victim of "cooping" (being drugged into incoherence and then taken from polling place to polling place and made to repeatedly vote as instructed).  He dies four days later.  In 1863, the fourth Thursday of November is officially specified as Thanksgiving Day by Abraham Lincoln.  In 1908, 'Pravda' is founded.  In 1932, Iraq gains its independence from Britain.  In 1981, the hunger strike by PIRA and INLA prisoners at the Maze prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.  In 1990, Eastern and Western Germany are reunited.  In 2008, George W. Bush signs the first $700 billion "bailout" bill, starting an ongoing process of looting the American people under the amazingly bold pretext that these further offenses will somehow ameliorate the effects of previous governmental abuse of the American financial and monetary structures.


Tim Whitney Steps Up To The "Bad Guys" Challenge!

Gotta love this creative and engaging approach...

Well done, Tim!!

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Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

FIND AND SHARE this video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/4UKUs9ErBDU.

Learn how (and why) to share YOUR testimony, here.

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The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

This simple step will make a world of difference in how things end up.


IRS Desperation Gets Truly Bizarre As CtC Warriors Continue To March Forward

A "Notice of Deficiency" for... $0. The most imaginative writer in Hollywood couldn't dream this stuff up.



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

Cognitive dissonance in action.


Do You Know Who Pays For All That "Patriot Theater" At The Stadium?

Every victim of the "ignorance tax", 'cause it's all just statist consent-engineering propaganda.


The Law, In Seven Pages





Share these all, everywhere you can. Be your most creative self in sending and "selling" these links. Do memes; make gifs; respond to everything in the news that would be or have been better had the state been small, or if Americans kept their money for their own uses.

If you pay attention to the news and train yourself to apply these perspectives, you will see a dozen things of which you can make use in awakening other Americans to the virtues of having the income tax correctly administered. Please, for my sake, for your own sake, for the sake of your children and their future, make that use.

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DUE TO CHRONIC AND ESCALATING interferences by ISPs (or others) which have made newsletter emails an extremely time-consuming and increasingly unreliable announcement mechanism, I have transitioned to alternative announcement methods. These include:

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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.

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




The craziness of the neo-con nutcases in Washington is starting to generate its predictable blowback, but on a much more dangerous scale than in the recent past.

Based on relentless hostile rhetoric and steady efforts at military encirclement the Russian Federation Armed Forces Command has concluded that the United States intends to launch a pre-emptive nuclear attack on Russia. While this perception continues to be fed, the risk of a prophylactic Russian first strike exists and grows more perilous.

The persistent, recently-escalated, plainly unfounded and deliberately provocative saber-rattling against Iran-- a long-time close ally and buffer-state of Russia's, the destabilization or regime-change within which would be another substantial threat factor-- has magnified the intensity of the peril.

So, more than ever...


What You Need To Know If CtC Doesn't Spread Like Wildfire RIGHT NOW So The Nut-Cases Can Be Stripped Of Their Resources:


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 4- In 1537, the first complete English-language Bible is printed.  Two of the three translators suffer burning at the stake.  In 1777, George Washington's assault on the British garrison at Germantown, Pennsylvania is defeated by Sir William Howe.  In 1957, Sputnik 1 is launched.  In 1988, "televangelist" Jim Bakker is indicted for fraud.  In 2004, SpaceShipOne wins the Ansari X prize for the first private craft to successfully reach space and return twice within two weeks time.


On Criminal Complaints For Filing False IRs

Getting practical on a core element of the "ignorance tax" scheme.


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

-Edward R. Murrow


The Biggest Snow-Job In World History: The Myth That 1913 America Adopted A Marxist Progressive Tax On "All That Comes In"

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison



Thank goodness the sun is now shining...


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 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...


A Review of CtC by Derek Cushman

You can also find this film at https://vimeo.com/175424277.


Regarding Trolleries

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



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

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Are the presentations and resources offered on this site and in my other work of any value to you?

Tim Kendrick has posted a video on YouTube regarding donations. I didn't know what to do about it to begin with; I don't do what I do intending for anyone to feel obligated in any way.

But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only the cost of a cheap paperback.

Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support. No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to act let it be solely because it seems right.



Why Does The Government Lie About 'Cracking the Code'?

THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION is the key to the restoration of the republic and the rule of law in America. See it below. (NOTE: It's very important that the entire 24 minutes be viewed.)

This video can also be found on YouTube at https://youtu.be/hgzzYl-eeUI.

Here are links to the two pages to which viewers are directed at the end of the film: The Crime of the Century and The Truth About The 16th Amendment.

The other two mentioned in the film are this one (the "bulletin board" stack of 1,200 or so posted refunds and other victories in knowledgably applying the law; and this one (the collection of resisted claims and the outcomes of those little battles).

PLEASE be a real activist about sending this link to every single person in your address book, and about sharing it through facebook, reddit, twitter, and any other distribution channel with which you are familiar. Send it to every journalist you can. It's time to really make something happen.

Accompany your emails and posts with with a strong admonishment to watch the film through, and that doing so will show the viewer an individual-empowering, state-restraining truth about the income tax which the government has been trying to keep hidden from view for 75 years and which that person really needs to know. w.

BY THE WAY, as is impossible to miss, I have neither the skills nor the tools to make even moderately good films. This is simply not my forte. Anyone able to do better is encouraged to talk to me about that.

As is ALSO impossible to miss, though-- even in my amateur production-- reader video testimonials have GREAT POWER. Send me yours.


Illuminating Anniversaries:

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.


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:






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.


The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

If you're not talking this one up everywhere and helping generate a buzz, you don't really want liberty and the rule of law...


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.

Do you have a victory to share?  Click here to learn how to do so.

If you're working on one, and just getting stonewalled or speed-bumped, you can still be recognized! Go here to learn what to do.

Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

NEW! Orders of twelve or more books now come with a free DVD on request containing six informative and inspiring videos-- 112 minutes in all. Click here for the details.


Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free' commentaries?

Set Your Church Free

Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's ministerial community. This must change.

You're a passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular contributions of fuel from the passengers to keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable waterfall ahead, and note a soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger each day. What does common sense suggest?


Copy and post this one around, people!le!




Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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


Illuminating Anniversaries:

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.


Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word?

SKEPTICISM (SOMETIMES INVOKED BY FEAR) IS TO BE EXPECTED when you're trying to explain to someone that everything they've been encouraged their whole lives to believe about something as entrenched and significant as the income tax is basically nonsense. So here's a way to help cut through the resistance:

Ask your listener how he or she would react if you were to show an announcement from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue admitting that the tax doesn't apply to the earnings of most Americans and is misapplied most of the time because people don't understand how it works? Or how about if you showed a ruling from the Supreme Court saying the same?

Now you just have to explain that you're going to show exactly those things-- but because the state really doesn't want people to know this, these things haven't been said quite as forthrightly as we would all wish. It's going to take a bit more work to take these admissions in than is sufficient for just reading a press release. But it'll be worth the effort...


The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool families and community groups, your neighbors, your family members, your pastors and co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs, members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth movement, other activist movements and everyone else, you have only yourself to blame for your troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which you might complain. It's on you.

WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI (weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

-Thomas Jefferson

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Real Americans don't accommodate fog, lies and a sliding scale of adherence to the rule of law. Real American men and women stand up for the truth and the law, come what may, knowing that it is only by setting the bar at the top and enforcing it, come what may, that liberties are secured.

"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated."

-Thomas Paine




ONLY ONE THING WILL WIN YOU YOUR LIBERTY: Spreading the truth. Accordingly, I've assembled outreach resources into a new, dedicated page. Find it here, and please, USE THESE TOOLS!! I can't do this all by myself.

"In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

-George Orwell


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

Click here to take the test

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“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison

How About You?

Are You Governing Yourself?

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

Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)


Truth Is Evaporating Before Our Very Eyes

Does anyone notice?

by Paul Craig Roberts

On September 17, I posted my column, “Evidence is no longer a Western value.” I used as an example the blame that has been put on Russia for the shot down Malaysian airliner. No evidence whatsoever exists for the accusation, and massive evidence has been presented that the airliner was shot down by the neonazis that seized power as a result of the Washington-organized coup in Ukraine.

Blame was fixed on Russia not by any evidence but by continuous evidence-free accusations that began the moment the airliner was shot down. Anyone who asked for evidence was treated as a “Putin apologist.” This took evidence out of the picture.

Wherever we look in these times, we see evidence-free accusations established as absolute facts: Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction,” “Iranian nukes,” “Russian invasion of Ukraine,” the Trump/Putin conspiracy that stole the 2016 US presidential election, Syrian use of poison gas. Not a scrap of evidence exists for any of these accusations, but the truth of the accusations is established in many minds worldwide.


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I hope you read all of Roberts' article. It's very good, as they so often are.

But I have to admit to having a love/hate view of Roberts. He is great at articulating a problem. But he can't bring himself to acknowledge the solution-- or to propose any solution, for that matter.

Like many who have trained themselves to do research and to write, Roberts has conditioned himself into the delusion that if enough people are told of a problem, it will magically be fixed. Paul, it won't.

People have to act to remove the resources by which power is exercised in order to thwart the evil-- or merely venal-- ambitions of those exercising the power. People have to reclaim those resources for themselves in order to become capable of undoing what the ill-exercise of power has already put harmfully in place.

In short, We the People have to do as the Founders meant for us to do, and stop fueling Washington's bad behavior. We must make ourselves once again strong-- at its expense-- just as it has made itself strong at our expense over the last 80 years!

Aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do that?

Now ask yourself this: Have I really done all that I can to urge everyone I know to also stand up and act in the only way that will really bring about change in my lifetime?


EVEN AS ARDENT A STATIST as Abraham Lincoln, in announcing his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in order to keep them paying the tariff for the benefit of Northern interests in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, paid at least lip service to the Founders design of leaving control over the fuel available to feed the fires Washington wants to light in the hands of the individual citizenry when he said, "Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite means..."

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith


The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie


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

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

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And don't miss:

Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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

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

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

-Mark C. Phillips, JD


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-J-Jerry Arnowitz, JD


"Your book is a masterpiece!"

-Michael Carver, JD


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

-John O'Neil Green, JD


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

-Eric Smithers, JD


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

-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD

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

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

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

Renew Your Promise

IGNORANCE TAX: An unnecessary income tax exaction suffered out of ignorance as to lawful objects of the tax and the means of its application by someone too lazy, frightened or misled to learn how it really works and to what it really applies.

"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson







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More Than Two Thirds Of The Several States That Collect "Income" Taxes Have Now Acknowledged The Truth About The Law As Revealed In CtC, And Have Issued Complete Refunds Accordingly!  See The Following Chart...





(How our forefathers responded to arrogant "Rule of Law defiers"...)





“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer


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The Willingness Of Some People To Trade Liberty For Convenience Is Without Limit...

Regarding "Tax Reform"

"Taxes are not raised to carry on wars, wars are raised to carry on taxes."

-Thomas Paine

Where To Find Things On This Site

Law Professor James Duane Says: "Don't Talk To The Police.  Period."

Honest Cops Agree


Films That Belong In Every Home Library


Ever Wonder How Much An Unrestrained FedState Would Like To Tap You For?


Warrior David Larson shares this beautiful little farce, wryly observing that, "Depositors have "..not lost one penny.." - OK we could agree on that simple statement  ..how about the purchasing power of that same penny 'not lost'?"


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics




Illuminating Anniversaries:

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.

Last Word

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

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution


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About The Author

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

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

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

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

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

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

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