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A California Court Upholds The "Liberty Key" Doctrine Against Gavin Newsom

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I'm No Fan Of Donald Trump, But I've Got Some Advice For Him Nonetheless...

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'Imperial Overstretch Arrives: Americans Do Not Need The Empire'

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Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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

-James Madison

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HEY, PEOPLE! Please don't just read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or approvingly and then move on to other things. I don't post in order to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with perspectives and arguments with which to educate others, and in the expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things.

We won't win by YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.

A California Court Upholds The "Liberty Key" Doctrine Against Gavin Newsom

...striking down as unconstitutional all his general application executive orders, and raising big questions about the validity of all mail-in votes in the state last week.

ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, California Superior Court Judge Sarah Heckman ruled in Gallagher and Kiley v. Newsom that Gavin Newsom's executive order commanding the distribution of mail-in ballots to all registered California voters-- the specific focus of the suit-- is unconstitutional and void. The language used in that finding, and the reasoning behind it, apply equally to nearly all of Newsom's executive orders issued under the purported auspices of the California Emergency Services Act (CESA), to include "masking" and "social distancing" and "lockdown" orders.

The court found the CESA capable of being Constitutional only when invoked to suspend the action of an existing statute or make "orders and regulations" which are not of general scope and effect and do not change existing law, or make new law.

The ruling essentially duplicates in substance the ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court last month finding all of Gretchen Whitmer's edicts since April 30 (and all going forward) unconstitutional and void.

Indeed, Heckman went so far as to expressly enjoin Newsom from any further pretense of authority to "amend, alter or change existing statutory law, or make new statutory law or legislative policy" as he has previously attempted to do in more than 50 C19-related "executive orders"-- all of which are now, by the reasoning and conclusions of the court, void ab initio:

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

I hope the people of California think this through: Your businesses and livelihoods and well-being and dignity have all been destroyed this year by a bunch of ILLEGAL ORDERS from Gavin Newsom and Co. 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 statehouse, figuratively, if not literally.

FURTHER, AND OF INTEREST to the nation as a whole, the nature of Heckman's ruling raises serious questions about the validity of every vote mailed-in by any Californian who had not previously and properly made application for an absentee ballot. If an executive order was needed to provide for the mailing-in of such ballots (and an order riddled with versions of "notwithstanding any contrary provision of state law"), California's actual laws probably don't allow for them.

In fact, the ruling raises questions about the validity of many California votes cast in other forms, as well. Newsom's order-- which is, remember, void ab initio-- purported to free California election officials from all manner of legal requirements, which must be assumed to have therefore been ignored...

Maybe California's legally-cast votes actually gave the state to Trump, or Jorgensen (and changed the composition of the House and the Senate, too). Wouldn't that be something?

Maybe the same kind of "Covid-crank" executive overreach was done in other states, too, now that I think of it...

HECKMAN'S RULING can be found here. A detailed discussion of why the limits on executive power (and the prohibitions of delegation of legislative power) are what they are, see this.

(H/T to the excellent Scott Rovelli for bringing this California court ruling to my attention.)

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P.S. IT'S GETTING TOWARD THAT TIME OF YEAR... I took advantage of unseasonably warm weather this weekend to put up Christmas lights, and that prompted these very serious questions:

What's it to be, my fellow Americans? Are you going to let the "COVID cranks" steal Christmas from your kids this year? Are you going to accede to no happy smiles in the stores and the parks and the churches, and instead all those sweet little faces covered with fear masks?

Are you going to let your children's joyful play together be spoiled, with all of them instead sidling away from each other and keeping their distance lest they catch their deaths, as they've been grotesquely told by monsters in government and the media?

Are you going to pretend to be ok with no bustle in the local shops, no wassailing, no caroling, no hugs-- 'cause, "if it saves one life", the death of life as we know it and love it is supposedly "worth it"?

If so, you don't deserve the high office of American citizenship.

If you own a business and you compel your customers to abide by any of this crap, you deserve to be boycotted and have your business fail.

If you are a pastor or a priest and you don't welcome your congregants in, barefaced and unafraid and in proper, uninhibited community with one another, you don't deserve to have a congregation.

At the very beginning of the autocratic usurpations by governors in certain states, I shared the following with you all, which was suited at that time, when the total insignificance of this C19 event was less apparent, and is much more so now, when the facts have shown that the danger from this disease is as slight as it is:

MY WISE AND WELL-READ FRIEND JONESY sent around a wonderful quote from the always excellent C.S. Lewis earlier today that, as Jonesy observed, speaks well to all this panicky nonsense. Here it is (from the 1948 essay, 'On Living in an Atomic Age', but Jonesy and I trust everyone will recognize the fit and just substitute "Coronavirus" for "atomic bomb"):

"In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. “How are we to live in an atomic age?” I am tempted to reply: “Why, as you would have lived in the sixteenth century when the plague visited London almost every year, or as you would have lived in a Viking age when raiders from Scandinavia might land and cut your throat any night; or indeed, as you are already living in an age of cancer, an age of syphilis, an age of paralysis, an age of air raids, an age of railway accidents, an age of motor accidents.

"In other words, do not let us begin by exaggerating the novelty of our situation. Believe me, dear sir or madam, you and all whom you love were already sentenced to death before the atomic bomb was invented: and quite a high percentage of us were going to die in unpleasant ways. We had, indeed, one very great advantage over our ancestors; anesthetics; but we have that still. It is perfectly ridiculous to go about whimpering and drawing long faces because the scientists have added one more chance of painful and premature death to a world which already bristled with such chances and in which death itself was not a chance at all, but a certainty.

"This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things; praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts, not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds."

Pull on your big boy and big girl pants, people! It's time to shake it off and be done with this hobgoblin nonsense.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."

-William Pitt

 

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it."

-Thomas Jefferson

 

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

-Edward R. Murrow

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I'm No Fan Of Donald Trump, But I've Got Some Advice For Him, Nonetheless...

...because I AM a big fan of the rule of law, and at this point, helping the one importantly supports the other.

DONALD TRUMP HAS TWO PRODUCTIVE PATHS toward salvaging his presidency, or at least minimizing the harm looming before him personally and America itself at the hands of his enemies if he loses it. Both offer big positives for the rest of us, as well as for Trump himself.

I'll discuss them each in turn.

FIRST, TRUMP SHOULD ISSUE a couple of pardons right away, starting with a pardon of Julian Assange. That'll not only be a big blow to the Deep State, but will offer the best chance that all the "Russiagate" hoax (and crimes) evidence will see the light of day. It also offers the best chance that the C19 hoax evidence will be exposed.

These two narrative attacks have been devastating for Trump, and will continue to be. His best hope of regaining the upper hand in all of what's going on and what lies in store for him and his friends is to see the truth about both laid bare to the light of day. Wikileaks is the proven master of that sort of exposure.

Also in the cards would then be the airing of the Biden influence-peddling crimes. This, too, offers big benefits to Trump and his supporters, as well as to everyone who values the rule of law and real accountability.

And, of course, the corruption and fraud deployed in the election will also be very much on Julian Assange's radar screen.

THE PARDON SHOULD BE STRAIGHT UP, full and unencumbered. No attempts at securing quid pro quos or saving face.

It's the right thing to do, and any demand for a "deal" would pollute the atmosphere and be of no value, anyway. Assange will expose the truth because it needs to be exposed, and exposing it is the right thing to do. That's what he does.

So, DO IT, Orange Man! Release the truth-Kraken!!

And do it NOW, before your enemies can figure out some way of thwarting you.

THERE'S NOTHING TO THINK ABOUT, here. You've got the the ultimate weapon against all your persecutors bottled up and useless, and for the foulest of reasons.

After all, Assange committed no crimes. Every honest observer knows this.

Set this paragon of real journalism loose to do what he does best, and which you very much need done. You've had nearly the whole "mainstream" media against you from the start, and that's been a major factor in how things have gone. Julian Assange outpunches all of them combined, and his blows against their corruption will be blows on your behalf, even though he doesn't give a damn about you personally.

EDWARD SNOWDEN SHOULD GET PARDONED, too. His righteous exposure of real crimes by the NSA has been recognized by Congress and courts across the land for years now.

Snowden's no longer in a position to do the heavy-lifting on revelations of wrongdoing, but he's an articulate and very well-informed spokesman for openness and honesty.

Further, like Assange, Snowden is a #1 nemesis of the "intelligence community" which has been chewing on you, Donald, since even before you took office. Pardoning Snowden will stick in that community's craw like a sideways chicken-bone.

And again, issuing pardons of these good and outrageously persecuted men will not only raise your moral stature and let you hold your head high regardless of what happens going forward while also being a vicious kidney-punch to your foes. It will also be a very high-upside-potential tactical play.

Do it.

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HERE'S MY OTHER PIECE OF ADVICE, Donald: Challenge Kamala Harris' qualification for office. If what is on record about the particulars of her birth is correct, she doesn't make the cut.

DON'T ROLL YOUR EYES! Don't shake your head. READ WHAT FOLLOWS, completely and carefully, including all linked materials.

I know that the issue of so-called "birthright citizenship" has been aired in the past, and hooted down by your opponents. But this is not because they are right; it is because they know they are not.

Those opponents hoot down the issue in hope that the whole matter can be deep-sixed without an airing-- and hope this even more strongly now that you have a Supreme Court with a majority of law-respecting jurists on board.

Don't let their calculated and manipulative derision dissuade you.

I'M GOING TO REPOST below my observations on this issue made in this space a few months ago, and trust that this time they will get to you somehow, or that you will this time pay attention:

I'VE RECENTLY SEE CLAIMS that Kamala Harris, while born in the USA, is the child of non-citizens in America merely on student visas. If so then she is not qualified to be vice-president, or even senator, for that matter.

A child of non-citizen parents does not acquire citizenship simply by being born on American soil-- myths about so-called "birthright citizenship" notwithstanding. The law on this is perfectly clear and unambiguous; see it laid out and explained here.

AS NOTED IN THAT ABOVE-LINKED ARTICLE AND ANALYSIS, the Wong Kim Ark ruling by the Supreme Court in 1898 which is relied-upon by advocates of the mistaken "birthright citizenship" as supporting their notions, is wrongly decided. The court in that case failed to recognize the distinction between United States and state citizenship that is the heart of the 14th Amendment provision in question-- perhaps due to poor briefing by the litigants in the case.

But even if Wong were soundly decided, it would not avail Harris in her claim, if indeed her parents were merely in America on student visas at the time of Harris' birth.

The Wong court reached its conclusions in Wong's favor based solely on the legal residency of Wong's parents, who were found by the court to have been "permitted by the United States to reside here" and to, in fact, have "permanent domicil and residence in the United States". The court reasoned that in seeking and establishing legal residency Wong's parents had affirmatively and deliberately relinquished their former allegiances and become allegiant to the USA, thus-- and only thus-- bringing them under the relevant provisions of the 14th Amendment.

If Harris's parents were in the country merely on visas, as I understand to be the case, this would not meet the standard laid down by the Wong court.

"Resident" is a condition of specific legal meaning, as stated here, in Bouvier's Law Dictionary, 1856:

RESIDENT, persons. A person coming into a place with intention to establish his domicil or permanent residence, and who in consequence actually remains there. Time is not so essential as the intent, executed by making or beginning an actual establishment, though it be abandoned in a longer, or shorter period. See 6 Hall's Law Journ. 68; 3 Hagg. Eccl. R. 373; 20 John. 211 2 Pet. Ad. R. 450; 2 Scamm. R. 377.

Obtaining or being in the country by virtue of a student visa is merely visiting on a deliberately and declared temporary basis, and not for purposes of, or with permission to, establish permanent residency. Entry into a country on a student visa involves no relinquishment of prior national allegiance and replacement of it with allegiance to the USA either affirmatively and deliberately or even casually and by accident, and being here on such a visa does not constitute legal residence.

In fact, particular legal steps must be taken by student visa holders in order to convert their status to one with the potential for lawful residence of the sort on which the Wong court rested its decision. See this for some professional discussion of the subject.

In sum, even if it were not incorrect overall in its finding of a "birthright citizenship" right on behalf of Wong Kim Ark (as it is), on its terms the Wong ruling offers nothing on behalf of Kamala Harris' claims. If the student visas thing is sound, the Senate should initiate proceedings to evict Harris (and I suppose it should consider examining its votes during the time she has been seated against the possibility that the outcomes of some of the squeakers should be reversed...).

TO ADD A BIT TO THE FORGOING, let me point out the particular importance of a correct understanding of the "birthright citizenship" issue in the context of the citizenship qualification for high Constitutional office (such as is involved in the case of Kamala Harris). That qualification requires that a Vice President or President be a natural born American citizen (at Article II, Section I) for a very good reason.

It is the wise intent of the Founders and Framers that such significant offices be held only by a person meaningfully immersed from birth in the American culture. Only one born to and raised by American parents-- themselves immersed from birth in our unique traditions, principles and perspectives; or born again through formal naturalization in love, respect and firm allegiance for those traditions, principles and perspectives-- can be qualified to such high positions of trust and honor.

Based on the facts of her birth as I understand them to be, Kamala Harris isn't qualified to be Vice President (and, since she doubtless has never sought citizenship, is also not qualified to be a Senator, the lesser standard for which nonetheless requires nine years of citizenship prior to holding the office).

SO, DONALD, GET YOUR PEOPLE GOING on this issue. It actually has much to offer America even beyond the simple matter of the validity of the "Biden/Harris" ticket, but that alone should be enough to get you going.

As noted above, opening this can of worms will call down on your head a tornado of opposition.

But don't worry about that. Just order your lawyers to READ THROUGH EVERYTHING AT THIS LINK (and everything in the foregoing discussion).

Then make them read it again after their mutterings of "That can't be right" have died away. Then one more time so all the mistaken notions are pushed out, the actual facts are settled in, and they can begin realizing how to make their case.

You actually have it within your grasp to establish a real stature to your presidency, just by pursuit of this important issue alone. Plus, of course, it could pull your chestnuts out of the fire they're in right now.

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

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CURRENT CONTENTS OF THE HYSTERIA SUPPLEMENT

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

An Entertaining Lesson In Proper Analysis Of Scare Stats

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

Another Well-Taken Analysis And Debunk Of Scare Stat Fallacies

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Very Dangerous Pathologies Of Continued "Sheltering In Place"

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

Actual C19 Fatality Rates By State

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

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

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

How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

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Remember 'War Games'?

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

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

See important related comments here.

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

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

1. The income tax is an excise.

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

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

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

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Daft And Despicable Deniers

What the hell is wrong with these people?!

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

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

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

-Ezra Pound

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Did you know…

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

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

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

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

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

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Other Voices:

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

 

Imperial Overstretch Arrives: Americans Do Not Need The Empire

by Philip Giraldi

This piece is being written as voters are going to the polls on election day in the United States. While it has been useful to consider how things might change, possibly for the worse, one must also recognize that much of what happens in the U.S. and in its far-flung empire operates by virtue of its own internal dynamics and rules, something that is often referred to as the “Deep State” or perhaps more accurately as the Establishment.

Witness for example the occasional possibly sincere but unsuccessful White House attempts over the past four years to withdraw or reduce the numbers of U.S. troops embroiled in various armed conflicts worldwide. All of those initiatives have been frustrated or redirected in one way or another and it is not simply a question of bungling by a politically insensitive Donald Trump versus the result that might have been obtained by a more experienced and responsible Democrat. What drives the empire’s engine is essentially bipartisan, even in its own way, apolitical, existing as it does as a form of leaderless shadow government that functions as a community-of-interest rather than a bureaucracy. It is inclusive and reflective of the real centers of power in the country, namely the national security state and Wall Street.

In a recent article Pepe Escobar dispels any expectation that a kinder, gentler foreign policy might emerge from the election. He describes with some alarm how victory by Biden will mean that the national security “Blob” team that wrecked Syria, Yemen, Ukraine and Libya while also assassinating Americans overseas under President Barack Obama will be back. He cites former CIA presidential briefer Ray McGovern who persuasively describes the “Blob” as the MICIMATT (the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank complex). One might well add the Federal Reserve Bank to that list.

So, the engine keeps chugging on, driven by its own self-interests and completely oblivious to what is going on around it. The irony is that the crisis in confidence that simultaneously is besetting the United States in part reflects a very real, largely self-inflicted decline in America’s place in the world due to insistence that it maintain global hegemony. It comes at a time when the empire is entering into a phase of increasing irrelevancy which many of the key players involved are either unable or unwilling to recognize, no matter what their political affiliation might be. That means that the United States is locked into a pattern of behavior that it is incapable of changing. It is a nation that has become addicted to war for no good reason, and that addiction has brought neither security nor prosperity.

The signs are everywhere. The costs of empire continue to rise while real benefits to be derived from it are elusive. The United States government spends far more on a bloated defense budget than it can afford, adding to an unsustainable national debt that currently exceeds $27 trillion, which is 128% of the country’s entire gross domestic product. The debt will likely increase dramatically if there are any more coronavirus stimulus packages. The nation is becoming hollowed out as a result.

America’s “allies” have inevitably rightly become increasingly disengaged from Washington, reluctant to comply with Washington’s directions and demands, while the developing transition from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency is proceeding and will have catastrophic consequences. When the U.S. Treasury stops being able to print money at will, there will be national insolvency.

In terms of the United States’ interaction with the world, a country that not so long ago was widely respected is now regarded as the principal source of international instability, disliked everywhere but Israel, another rogue nation. And the internal damage inside the U.S. to core values and expectations is also evident, to include increasingly dysfunctional schools that focus on political correctness rather than education, crumbling infrastructure, a broken health care system, and a dying industrial and manufacturing base. Unique among all developed countries, life expectancy among working class Americans is declining.

Continued...

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

 

Afterword

GIRALDI ENDS WITH THE ACCURATE, IF UNWELCOME observation that, "Unfortunately, there is no politician on the horizon who is able and willing to take the lead on [shutting down the empire]." As he suggests, those embracing such political solutions are suppressed by the imperial beneficiaries, who marble American institutional structures like fat in a grade C steak.

In that final point, Giraldi echoes what I have said on these pages for many years-- no White Knight is going to ride in and save the day, restoring the republic.

What Giraldi doesn't say (and likely does not know to say) is that the absence of a White Knight is not cause for despair. The American people have in their own hands, individually, the means to shut down the empire and restore the republic-- indeed, it is ONLY by the resolution of individual American men and women to take control of the situation that either goal can be reliably and sustainably achieved.

"Salvation" by a "White Knight" is merely the elevation of a new emperor, simply on a lesser scale (at least to begin with). To really be free, as Americans are supposed to be, we have to do it ourselves.

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

-Ezra Pound

HAPPILY, "DOING IT OURSELVES" is simple and easy. It just requires behaving like a grown-up and using the "Imperial Overstretch" solution put in place by America's Founders in anticipation of just the sort of corruption that reigns today.

Implemented on a sufficient scale, that solution shrinks the Leviathan state and renders its officers incapable of maintaining an empire, regardless of the weaknesses of the political class.

Here is the introduction document by which anyone can learn the critical importance, the promise and the unstoppable character of the "shrinking Leviathan" solution.

Read it through, yourself. Then share it as widely as you can.

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A New Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fear nothing but God.

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What Makes YOU A Warrior For The Truth?

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

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

 

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

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

What does it for you?

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

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

Is it the money?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dress "business casual". Be well-groomed.

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

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

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

Remember: INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE, ENERGIZE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is your chance to get a LOT accomplished.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams

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Was Grandpa Really A Moron?

Critical Inquiries for a New American Century

Bob’s Bicycles

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

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

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

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

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

Here's how it happened...

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

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

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

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

Click here to enjoy the rest of this illuminating little parable

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

Set a brushfire-- E-mail this newsletter to a friend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOTHING.

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

-Everett Hale

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

 

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

-Daniel Webster

 

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

-Edward R. Murrow

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Doing A Little High-Payoff Math

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

Just like that! In one week!

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

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

‑Dale Carnegie

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A Few Tips For Making Best Use Of This WebSite

USE THE SITE MAP!!!

USE THE SITE SEARCH!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selected Features From Recent Editions:

Plugging The PCR Test Into The C19 Panic-Mongering Picture

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Regarding The "Militia" Arrests In Michigan Last Week

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'Lockdown: The New Totalitarianism'

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Shame The Devil

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On "Ideological Balance" And The Courts

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'The Planet's Not Angry, But The Climate Howlers Are Truly Dangerous'

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Potpourri:

The Russians Appear To Have A Vaccine...

A Doctrine Suited To The Unrest In Many American Cities Today

The Meaning Of "Cases"

Lest We Forget

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

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

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

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'Four Months Of Unprecedented Government Malfeasance'

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The Joker's Latest Caper

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The Wisconsin "Lockdown" Liberty And Accountability Key Is Posted

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'Media Mask-Mania, or Covid19 Groupthink'

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

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A Few Words About Recent Federal Kidnappings

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

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

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

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'Julian Assange In Limbo'

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Rearranging The Deck Chairs While The Titanic Sinks

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

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An Existential Threat Is Eating Away At America

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A Few Words About The George Floyd Murder

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David Denning Shares His CtC Story, And His Shining Spirit

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

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"Lockdown" Liberty, And Its Larger Message

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On The "Chinese Virus" Spin Machine

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Other Voices: 'Trump Derangement v. Trump Enablement'

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A Salute To Three True American Heroes

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The Hysteria Supplement-- Updated!

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A Salute To Three MORE True American Heroes

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

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The Current State Of The Covid-19 "Crisis"

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The Hysteria Supplement-- Updated!

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Another Characteristically Law-Defying Ruling By The Sixth Circuit

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

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Victories To Chase Away The "Lockdown" Blues!

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The Hysteria Supplement-- Updated!

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An Especially Important Anniversary This Week

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

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A Clarification

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The Hysteria Supplement

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

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Other Voices: 'Punishing America's Enemies'

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

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The First 2019 Victories Are Posted!

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Celebrating The Irish

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A Few Calming Stats On Covid-19

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

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A Testimonial Video Taking A Novel Tack

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

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A Great New Video

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

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Other Voices: 'Mike Pompeo's Latest Delusions'

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Time To Post A Few More Victories!

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On Shrinking Leviathan

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Other Voices: 'The New Totalitarians'

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Food For Thought

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Darryl Cooper Shares Around The Empowerment He Has Found

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An Outstanding Supreme Court Petition

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A Harmless Payment Statement

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

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A Great Opening Victory For 2020

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Other Voices:

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

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

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

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

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

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What I Want For Christmas

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A Few Words About The Brilliance Of The Founders

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

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

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Another Fine Victory For An Excellent Warrior Couple

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Keep Your Eyes Clear

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

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

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

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

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Regarding The Power Of Impeachment

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

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

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A Few Words About Hypocrites For Assange

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Other Voices: 'Wikileaks Exposes OPCW Falsifications Of Evidence'

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A Victory Post By Special Request

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Some Further Comments On The 'Kestin' Ruling

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Steven Miranda Shares Victories And Inspiring Words

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

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The Art Of The Squirrel

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

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Other Voices: 'Impeach All The Presidents'

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Remember 'War Games'?

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An Especially Pleasing Victory

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Steve Stackelhouse On Learning And Using The Liberating Truth

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Dealing With "Frivolous" Threats

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Bringing The Cleansing Storm

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A Great Set Of Victories-- With A Message

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Fake "Fake List" FRP Hoax Assaults

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Another Criminal Practice By The IRS

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A Very Serious Question For Everyone

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Why CtC Is The Only Remedy To Leviathan

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Thwarting Judicial Corruption With 'Constitutional Avoidance' Doctrine

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Why Congress Will Never "Just Pass A Law" Enacting The "Ignorance Tax"

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See Prior Editions In Their Entirety:

Newsletter Archives

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Get All Newsletters As They Are Published:

Newsletter Delivery Options

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BTW, Don't Miss These Items Of Interest:

Regarding State Group Membership

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The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart

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Why Are You Not Doing This?

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Project Paradigm-Shift

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 9- In 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower have their first sight of the New World.  In 1688, William of Orange captures Exeter, a major step forward in the course of the 'Glorious Revolution'.   In 1872, a fire breaks out in Boston which goes on to consume 776 buildings over the next twelve hours. Unhindered by FEMA, the citizens quickly rebuild.  In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt takes the first official trip outside the USA of any sitting president (he travels to Panama to inspect progress on the Canal).  In 1918, the German Revolution forces the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II and declares a republic (ultimately, the Weimar Republic).  In 1938, 'Kristallnacht'-- a Nazi rampage against Germany's by-then-largely-disarmed Jewish population begins.  In 1965, Roger Allen LaPorte sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building in protest of the Vietnam war.  In 1970, the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear a suit by Massachusetts against the U.S. Secretary of Defense over the drafting of citizens for service in an undeclared war (Vietnam).  In 1989, East Germany abandons efforts to prevent crossings into West Berlin.

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

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The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC Is Now Available!

Btw, a copy of CtC from anywhere except the link above may not be a current edition. CHECK. It matters. Also, there ARE no e-book, Kindle or .pdf versions of CtC. Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for free-- any such thing.

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A Very Serious Question For Everyone

One that is very hazardously going unanswered...

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 10- In 1871, Stanley finds Livingstone near Lake Tanganyika.  In 1928, Knute Rockne asks the Notre Dame squad to "Win one for the Gipper!".  They do.  In 1940, Walt Disney begins serving as an FBI informant against "subversives" in Hollywood, according to at least one biographer-- the family disputes this, but he does go on to testify against some associates before the House Unamerican Activities Committee.  In 1969, 'Sesame Street' debuts.

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A Wise Warrior With An Uplifting Message

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

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

-Proverbs 25:26

 

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

-Edward R. Murrow

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 11-  In 1620, the Mayflower Compact is signed.  In 1864, Union General Wm. T. Sherman orders Atlanta burned to the ground.  In 1889, Washington becomes the 42nd sovereign American state and is admitted to the union as such.  In 1918, World War I ("The War to End All Wars") ends.  In 1926, U.S. Route 66 is established.

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See Who's Been Lying About The Tax

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How Do You Know When The State Is Lying?

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

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 12- In 1912, the frozen bodies of the Scott expedition are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.  In 1981, the space shuttle Columbia becomes the first spacecraft to be launched twice.  In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee publishes the design of what becomes the World Wide Web.  In 2006, South Ossetia holds its second referendum to validate its 1991 declaration of independence from Georgia (the first one in 1992 having gone unrecognized by the international community).  95% of ethnic South Ossetians participated (66.2% of the population), and the vote was 99% in favor of independence.  The vote was monitored by observers from Germany, Austria, Poland, Sweden and several other countries.  Nonetheless, most Western governments refuse to recognize this second affirmation of the will of the people either, in part because the government of Georgia refuses to do so.

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

-Abraham Kuyper

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Assessing The Damage From The Misapplication Of The Income Tax

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

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

-Frederick Douglass

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

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 13- In 1916, Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes is expelled from his party (and post) over his support for conscription.  In 1927, the Holland Tunnel opens for traffic between New Jersey and New York.  In 2002, Iraq agrees to the terms of UN Security Council Resolution 1441 concerning inspections for alleged "weapons of mass destruction", while maintaining that it is already in compliance with previous disarmament demands.  No such weapons were found by the inspection teams, but Iraq's alleged continued possession of these WMDs was nonetheless used as a pretext for the March 2003 invasion by the United States.  The WMDs have still not turned up...

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Poisonous Pieties

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

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Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign

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

FindFind this film on YouTube at youtu.be/K0CYo57I3ks

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WANTED! Your Article!!

Sharpen those quills, people!

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Why Aren't People Suing?

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Give Yourself A 30% Raise: A New Flyer

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The Crime of the Misapplied Income Tax

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 14- In 1910, Eugene Ely performs the first aircraft take-off form the deck of a ship.  In 1969, Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the Moon, lifts off.  In 1971, Mariner 9 becomes the first spacecraft to orbit another planet (Mars).  In 1972, the Dow Jones Industrial Average close above 1,000 for the first time.  In 2001, the United States proxy "Afghan Northern Alliance" takes Kabul, having driven the Taliban from the capital on the pretext that it was harboring Osama Bin Laden, when, in fact, the Taliban had offered to turn Bin Laden over to the United States upon presentation of at least some evidence of his involvement in the events of 9/11.  The events of 9/11 were never listed by the FBI on its Bin Laden "Wanted" poster, with the explanation reported to be a "lack of hard evidence" of his involvement in those events.  In 2002, the United States House of Representatives votes down a proposal to create an independent commission to investigate the events of 9/11.

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

-Ex-Exodus 23:1-3

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 15- In 1777, the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.  In 1920, the first assembly of the League of Nations takes place in Geneva, Switzerland.  In 1939, the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. is laid.  In 1971, Intel releases the first commercial single-chip CPU.

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

-George Gordon (Lord) Byron