"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….."
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.
...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,
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.
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
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
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,
(H/T to the excellent Scott
Rovelli for bringing this California court
ruling to my attention.)
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
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
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
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.
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
"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
"Necessity is the plea for
every infringement of human freedom. It is
the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of
"I would rather be exposed to
the inconveniences attending too much
liberty than those attending too small a
degree of it."
"A nation of sheep will beget a
government of wolves."
I'm No Fan Of Donald
Trump, But I've Got Some Advice For Him,
...because I AM a big fan of
the rule of law, and at this point,
helping the one importantly supports the
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
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
And, of course, the corruption
and fraud deployed in the election will also
be very much on Julian Assange's radar
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
So, DO IT, Orange
Man! Release the truth-Kraken!!
And do it NOW, before your
enemies can figure out some way of thwarting
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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'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.
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
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
"Resident" is a
condition of specific legal meaning, as
stated here, in Bouvier's Law Dictionary,
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
logical evidence to the contrary? (Not to mention
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?
"A slave is one who waits
for someone to come and free him."
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
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
Important guest observations
and commentary with an important afterword
by Yours Truly
Imperial Overstretch Arrives: Americans Do Not Need
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
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
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
But I now WILL charge a special
something for access to some key portions of that
Opening selected pages on
LHC comprising higher level legal
resources now requires the submission of qualifying testimonial
videos, as discussed, described and demonstrated
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
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
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
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.”
We each have our reasons, and our story.
It's time, and it's needed, for you to share yours with
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
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
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
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
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
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
Remember, your purpose is to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE
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
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 email@example.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
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
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
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
"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."
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 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
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:
rode a Bob's Bicycle a total of _____ miles
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:
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
You are NOT being alleged to have received “foreign
You are NOT entangled in an invisible “adhesion
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.
Do You Know What Happens When
YOU Decide To "Let Someone Else Do It"?
"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."
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."
"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."
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.”
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
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 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.
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
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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.
A Wise Warrior With An
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>
"A nation of sheep begets a government
-Edward R. Murrow
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.
An old joke, but in regard to this deceiver,
not a laughing matter at all.
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.
““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
"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."
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...
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.
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!!
"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."
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.
"Those who will not reason, are bigots; those who cannot,
are fools; and those who dare not, are slaves."