"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.
A Few More Voices (Including An Appellate Court) Talking Sense About C19
...and exposing the crass and criminal political game-playing by
which this unremarkable virus is being used to destroy lives, liberty and the
rule of law.
ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, the
Edmonton, Alberta Community and Public
Services Committee held a "zoom" hearing
concerning, among other things, a proposed
extension of its existing "Temporary
Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw". Many people
spoke in regard to the proposal; the words
of one unusually-qualified expert speaker,
Dr. Roger Hodkinson, merit particular
Listen to Hodkison's four-and-a-half minute
In his remarks, Hodkison refers
to "the Great Barrington Declaration". This
"Declaration" is a statement initially made
in Great Barrington, Massachusetts in early
October by Drs. Jay Bhattacharya, professor
at Stanford University Medical School, a
physician, epidemiologist, health economist,
and public health policy expert focusing on
infectious diseases and vulnerable
populations; Sunetra Gupta, professor at
Oxford University, an epidemiologist with
expertise in immunology, vaccine
development, and mathematical modeling of
infectious diseases; and Martin Kulldorff,
professor of medicine at Harvard University,
a biostatistician, and epidemiologist with
expertise in detecting and monitoring
infectious disease outbreaks and vaccine
Since its initial posting, the
Declaration-- which reflects the same
in-depth knowledgeable consideration of the
actual facts of C19 and the pernicious use
of induced public panic in response to the
virus by political and commercial interests
briefly presented by Dr. Hodkinson-- has
been endorsed (as of November 21, 2020) by
35,237 medical practitioners, 12,115 medical
and public health scientists, and 638,924
concerned citizens. Here is its text:
disease epidemiologists and public health
scientists we have grave concerns about the
damaging physical and mental health impacts
of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and
recommend an approach we call Focused
Coming from both
the left and right, and around the world, we
have devoted our careers to protecting
people. Current lockdown policies are
producing devastating effects on short and
long-term public health. The results (to
name a few) include lower childhood
vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular
disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings
and deteriorating mental health – leading to
greater excess mortality in years to come,
with the working class and younger members
of society carrying the heaviest burden.
Keeping students out of school is a grave
measures in place until a vaccine is
available will cause irreparable damage,
with the underprivileged disproportionately
understanding of the virus is growing. We
know that vulnerability to death from
COVID-19 is more than a thousand-fold higher
in the old and infirm than the young.
Indeed, for children, COVID-19 is less
dangerous than many other harms, including
As immunity builds
in the population, the risk of infection to
all – including the vulnerable – falls. We
know that all populations will eventually
reach herd immunity – i.e. the point at
which the rate of new infections is stable –
and that this can be assisted by (but is not
dependent upon) a vaccine. Our goal should
therefore be to minimize mortality and
social harm until we reach herd immunity.
compassionate approach that balances the
risks and benefits of reaching herd
immunity, is to allow those who are at
minimal risk of death to live their lives
normally to build up immunity to the virus
through natural infection, while better
protecting those who are at highest risk. We
call this Focused Protection.
to protect the vulnerable should be the
central aim of public health responses to
COVID-19. By way of example, nursing homes
should use staff with acquired immunity and
perform frequent PCR testing of other staff
and all visitors. Staff rotation should be
minimized. Retired people living at home
should have groceries and other essentials
delivered to their home. When possible, they
should meet family members outside rather
than inside. A comprehensive and detailed
list of measures, including approaches to
multi-generational households, can be
implemented, and is well within the scope
and capability of public health
Those who are not
vulnerable should immediately be allowed to
resume life as normal. Simple hygiene
measures, such as hand washing and staying
home when sick should be practiced by
everyone to reduce the herd immunity
threshold. Schools and universities should
be open for in-person teaching.
Extracurricular activities, such as sports,
should be resumed. Young low-risk adults
should work normally, rather than from home.
Restaurants and other businesses should
open. Arts, music, sport and other cultural
activities should resume. People who are
more at risk may participate if they wish,
while society as a whole enjoys the
protection conferred upon the vulnerable by
those who have built up herd immunity.
I encourage everyone to sign the Declaration
you can do here) and to forward this
article as widely as possible so many, many
more can do the same, upping its
All the "lockdown" and related policies
which the declarants denounce and reject are
illegal, of course-- at least here in the
here.) So, in theory, the Great
Barrington Declaration is perhaps
superfluous, however admirable.
But when people are afraid, respect for the
law erodes. What is necessary is to show
people that they needn't be afraid.
AN INDEPENDENTLY-VIRTUOUS background
presentation by Dr. Jay Bhattacharya can be
here, and is also highly recommended. My
only caveat with this latter recommendation
concerns Dr. Bhattacharya's unfortunate use
of the wrong starting point (March of 2020)
for his analysis of an accurate case
fatality rate (CFR), which skews his CFR
conclusions upward considerably higher than
they should be.
In fact, C19 infections numbered in the
millions in America well before March. Using
CDC plotting metrics, the number of
infections in America that ran their entire
course from start to finish before March was
between 36 and 51 million, producing a total
of only 108 fatalities (previously 97, but
adjusted upward recently by the CDC through
retroactive ascription of C19 as a cause of
death in 11 additional cases).
See the documentation here.
Ironically, my first awareness of Dr.
Bhattacharya came in April when I was
looking for confirmation of my arguments
regarding the far-more widespread incidence
of infection-- and the implications of
same-- than was being accounted-for by
policy-makers. I was very pleased to find
Bhattacharya's independent investigation of
C19 infections in Santa Clara County,
the mention of it in this similar report
regarding Los Angeles County), where he
and his team discovered that contra the
1,000 such infections reported by county
authorities, there were actually 50,000 such
infections or more at the time.
In light of the omitted consideration from
Dr. Bhattacharya's analysis, it can be seen
that the actual CFR average is much less
that the 0.2 on which he settles. Further,
in light of the fact that even the vast
majority of fatalities in the elderly which
are ascribed (however casually) to C19
actually occur in victims of multiple
co-morbidities-- that is, dire and
conditions-- Bhattacharya's characterization
of C19's threat to seniors as being
dramatically more dire than the typical
seasonal flu is also a considerable
Nonetheless, Dr. Bhattacharya's overall
discussion of C19 and the wrong-headed (if
not deliberately-bent) public policies
deployed in response to it is very
well-taken and very much worth reading.
FINALLY, FOR THIS LITTLE C19-HYSTERIA
touchdown, there is this, as posted at
Portuguese Court Rules PCR Tests
“Unreliable” & Quarantines “Unlawful”
Important legal decision faces total media
blackout in Western world
An appeals court in Portugal has ruled that
the PCR process is not a reliable test for
Sars-Cov-2, and therefore any enforced
quarantine based on those test results is
Further, the ruling suggested that any
forced quarantine applied to healthy people
could be a violation of their fundamental
right to liberty.
Do yourself and society a
favor-- read this to your kids.
THANKSGIVING DAY IS ONE OF MY
FAVORITE special days of the year, and not
because of the great food. The real virtues
of this unique American celebration lie in
the lessons in humility and maturity offered
by its history.
The virtuous lessons to which I
refer are offered only by Thanksgiving's
true history, however. That true history is
the exact opposite of the bogus, "Thank God
(sorry... politically incorrect... make
that, "Thank Fortuitous Random Chance") we
were saved from starvation by the generosity
of our neighbors-- see how wonderful
socialism can be!" nonsense which too many
Americans have been misled into imagining to
be the truth.
In fact, the feast we
commemorate on the fourth Thursday of
November had nothing whatsoever to do with
"generosity". What we actually commemorate
on Thanksgiving is the Plymouth Rock
colonists' recognition of the evils of
socialism and the goodness of Adam Smith's
"invisible hand" of profit-motivation
unleashed by security in property rights.
It was that 11th-hour epiphany
after a disastrous experiment with
communitarian soulfulness that saved the
colony from starvation. Thanks be to God,
indeed, for that merciful and timely grant
IN VERY BRIEF SUMMARY, the
Plymouth Rock colony began as a commune,
organized under the principle that the
proceeds of every individual's labors would
be claimed of right by the community as a
whole, and then redistributed in equal
measure to every member. This system lasted
for several years, during which the colony
grew ever more hungry and impoverished.
Unable to keep the fruit of
their labors for themselves, and with the
unproductive receiving the same out of the
communal resources as those who worked hard,
soon no one worked hard. To do so was a
The only competition
un-smothered by the communitarian rule was
the race to the bottom in the avoidance of
labor. Every year the crops were thinner;
every year the shares distributed to each
colonist were more meager.
Finally, in 1623 and on the
verge of the colony's failure (that is, the
death of all the colonists), the feel-good
socialist lunacy was recognized as the
deadly mental virus that it is. The ruinous pretense that the community had
a rightful claim on the food produced by
each member was abandoned, and the
colonist's rights to their own production
As it was recounted (in
third-person format) in 1623 by William
Bradford, Governor of the Colony:
...so they began to think how
they might raise as much corn as they could,
and obtain a better crop than they had done,
that they might not still thus languish in
At length, after much debate
of things, the Governor (with the advice of
the chiefest amongst them) gave way that
they should set corn every man for his own
particular, and in that regard trust to
themselves; in all other things to go on in
the general way as before. And so assigned
to every family a parcel of land, according
to the proportion of their number, for that
end, only for present use (but made no
division for inheritance) and ranged all
boys and youth under some family.
This had very good success,
for it made all hands very industrious, so
as much more corn was planted than otherwise
would have been by any means the Governor or
any other could use, and saved him a great
deal of trouble, and gave far better
content. The women now went willingly into
the field, and took their little ones with
them to set corn; which before would allege
weakness and inability; whom to have
compelled would have been thought great
tyranny and oppression.
Thus, the deadly madness of
socialism was replaced with a pragmatic
expression of two natural laws: 1.
no person (and no group of persons, acting
under whatever title or label or pretense it
may) can rightfully dictate the disposal of
the product of another's labor; and 2.
no society can
violate a natural law without suffering the
harmful consequences. It was only then that
the colony had its first bountiful harvest,
for which the members properly gave thanks.
IT IS THE BENEFICIAL
CONSEQUENCE of the Plymouth Rock Colony's
epiphany concerning the destructive follies
of socialism and the rewarding virtues of
natural law that we have celebrated on
Thanksgiving over the years. Here is William
Bradford again, expressing the lesson taken
by these ancestors of the American
revolutionaries of a century-and-a-half
The experience that was had
in this common course and condition, tried
sundry years and that amongst godly and
sober men, may well evince the vanity of
that conceit of Plato's and other ancients
applauded by some of later times; that the
taking away of property and bringing in
community into a commonwealth would make
them happy and flourishing; as if they were
wiser than God.
Needless to say, the experience
of the Plymouth Rock Colony was firmly in
the American memory at the time that our
founding principles were spelled out. It is
unsurprising that the colonists' hard-won
wisdom deeply informs the Declaration of
Independence, the principles enshrined in
which are declared to be the Laws of Nature
and of Nature's God.
THE VIRTUOUS LESSONS LEARNED by
the Plymouth Rock Colony's near-disastrous
experiment with a fancied and prideful
"alternative" to the basic reality of
natural law is well-worth the giving of
thanks. So is the wisdom of our Founders in
taking those lessons to heart and hardwiring
them into our American legal structure.
With these things firmly in
mind as the real reasons for celebration, I
wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope
that it finds you all well, and leaves you
all comfortably stuffed with the good food
and good cheer for which this holiday is
casually and warmly known.
But I also hope that you all
dwell for a few minutes on the more sober
aspects of this commemoration. I especially
hope you see to it that your children
understand the truth (rather than the warm
fuzzy fictions that they have been taught in
their government schools and through the
mindless popular culture).
The real lessons of
Thanksgiving are very important
lessons. Our societal well-being depends on
those lessons remaining embedded in our
American consciousness and institutions.
It has been famously and wisely
observed that those who allow themselves to
be ignorant of history lessons are doomed to
repeat them, and we don't want our children
or grandchildren to have to repeat this one.
The good Lord might not be so forgiving of
their arrogance the second time around.
THANKSGIVING, especially, have as many of
your friends and family with you as
possible. Hug them all fiercely and kiss
everyone you love. Crowd closely around a
groaning table and make it a real feast.
Don't spoil the occasion by
harboring anger at those who would steal
such joyful times from you with grotesque
"social distancing" directives and the like,
but relish every bite and every conversation
you enjoy while living your life according
to your own values.
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
Six Factors Which Point To A Rigged Election
The mainstream media are quick
to call the claim "baseless", but there's
plenty of evidence for anyone willing to see
by Kit Knightly
The US Election is still a
burning issue almost two weeks after the people went
to the polls, and though the race has been called
for Biden by every mainstream media outlet in the
world, the recounts are ongoing and irregularities
Trump’s legal team,
and many in the alternate media, are
claiming the election was rigged. With one
voice the mainstream media – and the entire
political establishment – denounce these
claims as “baseless”, and scream there is
This is incorrect.
There is plenty of evidence, both
circumstantial and direct, which breaks down
into six basic categories:
Precedent – It
has happened before.
Motive – Deep
State/Military dislike of Trump’s
policies is widely known.
Establishment voices predicted this
The voting system is highly susceptible
Irregularities – Known software
“glitches” & irregularities in the
reporting of the results.
Dishonesty in the reporting of the
plenty of evidence that US elections have
been rigged before.
Nobody is talking
about it much, but US elections have been
rigged before. Everyone is more than
familiar with the 2000 election, which was
called for Al Gore before Florida flipped to
Bush and swung the election. The controversy
over “hanging chads” and misplaced votes was
all people talked about for weeks.
noteworthy “error” with electronic
voting machines, switched over 10000 votes
from Gore to an obscure third-party
After weeks of
legal battles, Gore eventually conceded.
Within a year the “attacks” of 9/11 had
happened, and the US was at war in
Afghanistan and planning
six more wars within 3 years.
More recently, it
was revealed the DNC had gone out of its way
hand Hillary the presidential nomination
over Sanders in 2016. Then in the 2020
primaries, despite embarrassingly lopsided
losses in the first few primaries, Biden’s
presidential campaign had a “miraculous
turnaround”, thanks largely to
irregularities in postal ballots in
I LIKE KIT KNIGHTLY'S NUANCED take on
the unmistakable election fraud that took place
November 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 (and is ongoing in various
"certification" activities). Knightly avoids the
common "party politics" reflex of assuming that the
fraud originates with the Democrats per se.
Instead, Knightly suggests that
the coup attempt is a non-partisan Deep
State, Military-Industrial Complex affair
(perhaps by "Operation
Mockingbird"-style media manipulation--
see this observation--
and behind-the-scenes voting machine
with Joe Biden being the beneficiary only
because he's the more reliable tool for that
cabal's purposes. Knightly's first
evidentiary link concerns a vote flip on
behalf of George W. Bush against Al Gore,
with the winning Bush quickly initiating
multiple military adventures. This was not a
Republican versus Democrat event. It was a
backroom selection of whichever political
hack seemed most likely to best serve that
On this subject of the
real players in the game, it must be said
that even the American "Deep State" might have its own puppet-masters. The
abiding interest in active US militarism
persistently focuses on the Middle East,
despite America having had virtually no
national interests in the area since
becoming energy-independent long ago.
Even the resurgent
saber-rattling toward Russia in recent years
can credibly be viewed as not only a
necessary bit of theater in maintaining the
pretense that Trump's defeat of the odious
Hillary Clinton wasn't on the relative
merits, but also very much a reaction to its
engagement in the Middle East on behalf of
its long-time ally, Syria. That robust and
successful Russian engagement is very
inconvenient to those wanting Syria
destabilized (or subordinated as Iraq has
been) in order to hamper or end its support
for Hezbollah (and the practical ability of
Iran to support Hezbollah), which is the
long-standing Israeli ambitions for seizing
the water resources of southern Lebanon.
Donald Trump had been a
malleable tool to these purposes for quite a
while (and had done, or permitted, much evil,
especially to the Palestinians and
Iranians). But lately-- especially over the
last year or so-- he has proven to be
resistant to starting new wars or even
continuing old ones, resuming positions on
which he had campaigned in the first place.
Joe Biden has exhibited no such
scruples. Indeed, Biden is already
surrounding himself as quickly as he can
with recycled, rabid Bush and Obama
administration foreign-policy hawks (which
is to say, war-mongering tools of the MIC).
REGARDLESS OF WHO IS
RESPONSIBLE AND WHY, the fact is that a coup
by way of an election fraud meant to thwart
the will of the American people is plainly
underway. Kit Knightly's piece is a week
old. In the intervening seven days much
direct evidence has accumulated to support
his mostly circumstantial observations. See,
here, for just a handful of examples
from an enormous and growing pool of
available evidence, in addition to the
analysis of Dominion election machine
anomalies in Michigan shown at the link
A good deal of additional analysis by
statisticians of vote total reports
throughout the evening of the election and
subsequent several days, and as reported as
final tallies by the jurisdictions involved
is now being done. Early results promise
more compelling insights into the manner and
extent of apparently software-generated
vote-flipping by the voting and tabulating
machines used in many precincts, counties
BTW, none of the foregoing is
to say that individual Democratic Party
operatives (and grass-roots members) did not
play ardent roles in the overall effort to
fraudulently put Joe Biden over the top. The
votes by the dead, double-voting, and the
similar crimes committed in counting centers
in Democratic strongholds were not Deep
State crimes (save only to the extent that
the abandonment of morality required may
have been encouraged by Deep State-generated
And while I'm in a "BTW" mode,
let me say again, as I have felt obliged to say many
times now in addressing these
election-integrity issues: I am no fan
of Donald Trump. See
here. Nothing said here about the
election should be taken as inspired or
tainted by any partisanship.
What is said here is inspired
by a love for the truth and the rule of law,
in the light of which I cannot allow either Joe
Biden's team or a Deep State/MIC cabal-- or
those behind them-- to dictate the
outcome of any election. I hope you feel the
same, and if so, I hope you will join me in
fighting this, tooth and nail.
AT THE SAME TIME, whether Trump
gets the second term he appears to have
fairly won, or Joe Biden is installed as
president, Americans need to defend
themselves against either one, and against
the Deep State and the MIC, as well.
Happily, doing so is simple and easy. It just requires
behaving like a grown-up and using the
Leviathan-shrinking 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 state and renders
those in control of the gnarly thing incapable of
doing great harm, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 23- In 1876, corrupt Tammany Hall politician "Boss"
Tweed is extradited from Spain, to which he fled to escape charges in New York.
In 1936, the first edition of Life magazine is published. In 1954, the Dow
exceeds its previous record high, which had been reached shortly before the
crash of 1929. In 1963, Doctor Who hits the airwaves for the first time. In
1981, Ronald Reagan authorizes the CIA to recruit, equip and train "Contra"
rebels in Nicaragua. In 2011, the president of Yemen agrees to resign in
exchange for legal immunity for past crimes. In 2015, Blue Origins' spacecraft
'New Shepard' became the first rocket to fly to space and return to Earth in a
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 24- In 1859, Charles Darwin publishes 'On the
Origin of Species'. In 1917, a bomb explodes in Police headquarters in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing ten. In 1932, the FBI Crime Lab opens its
doors. In 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of JFK, is shot by
Jack Ruby on live television; Lyndon Johnson declares his intention to
support the government of South Vietnam both militarily and
economically. In 1971, D. B. Cooper parachutes from a hijacked airliner
with $200,000.00 in ransom money. Neither have been seen since. In
2015, a Russian fighter jet cleaning up ISIS in Syria is shot down by
Turkey after an accidental 17-second incursion into Turkish airspace.
Russian restraint from retaliation and possible escalation (due to the
fact that Turkey is a member of NATO) averted thermonuclear destruction
of the planet.
A Wise Warrior With An
DON 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."
"A nation of sheep begets a government
-Edward R. Murrow
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
November 25- In 1783, the last British
troops leave New York City. In 1867, Alfred Nobel patents dynamite. In 1874,
the "Greenback Party"-- a pro-inflation political organization-- is
established. Ten years later it is dis-established, but not before occupying 25
seats in the U.S. House, in the aggregate, over that decade. In 1950, the
People's Republic of China commits troops to the Korean War on the side of the
North Koreans. In 1952, Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" opens at the
Ambassadors Theatre in London. It goes on to become the longest-running play in
history. In 1986, Edwin Meese announces that money from arms sales to Iran were
illegally diverted to the "Contra" rebels in Nicaragua.
An old joke, but in regard to this deceiver,
not a laughing matter at all.
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
November 26- In 1778, Captain James
Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui, Hawaii. In 1789, a national
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in America upon the recommendation of George
“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 27- In 1870, the New York
Times dubs baseball America's National Game. 1924, the first Macy's
Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City. In 1965, Pentagon officials
inform the Johnson administration that a "surge" is necessary for success in
November 28- In 1895, the first
American automobile race is run-- 54 miles of thunder and speed. The winner hit
the finish line after approximately 10 hours of hard driving. In 1907,
scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater. In 1979, an
Air New Zealand DC 10 crashes at full speed into Mt. Erebus, Antarctica, due to
a navigation error, killing all 257 on board. As can be plainly seen from the
image below, actual high-speed large-commercial-aircraft crashes leave a whole
lot of obvious wreckage:
In 1991, South Ossetia declares independence from
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 29- In 1947, the UN General
Assembly votes to partition Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian
states. In 1963, the Warren Commission is established to investigate the
assassination of JFK. In 1967, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara
resigns. In 1972, 'Pong' makes its first appearance, in a tavern in
California. In 1983, the UN General Assembly resolves that the Soviet Union
should end its occupation of Afghanistan.
"Those who will not reason, are bigots; those who cannot,
are fools; and those who dare not, are slaves."