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The "pandemic" is a lie and the official response is unlawful, so...
January 4- In 1884, the socialist "Fabian Society" is founded
in London, England. In 1885, the first successful appendectomy is performed.
In 1896, Utah becomes the 45th sovereign American state and is admitted to the
union as such. In 1903, Thomas Edison electrocutes an elephant named 'Topsy' in
an effort to demonstrate the danger of alternating current over his preferred
direct current technology. In 1965, Lyndon Johnson announces the assault on
fiscal sanity and the Constitution known as the 'Great Society'. In 1974,
Richard Nixon defies a Senate subpoena for 'Watergate'-related documents. In
1999, Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
Anniversaries of interest for
each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter
HEY, People! Please don't just
read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or
approvingly and then move on to other things. I don't post in order
to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with
perspectives and arguments with which to
educate others, and in the
expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or
direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things.
We won't win by YOU knowing what I
present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.
Resolved: No More Playing Along With The
The "pandemic" is a lie. The official responses are ruinous
and illegal-- even Michigan's Supreme Court says so in no uncertain
terms. It's time and past time to stop being an enabler and start being
a rock on which the tide of despotism breaks.
A new year, and a point within it traditionally dedicated
to reflection and resolution, followed by renewal of the good and
rejection of the bad. It is at this point each year that we are supposed
to evaluate the past and apply corrections ranging from tweaks to
Seldom have such practices been more important than right
I'M NOT GOING TO RECITE the long, dark list of social and
political pathologies to which Americans have sheepishly allowed
themselves to be subjected during the last 10 months, any and all of
which qualify for attention. Either you know them by now or you are
incapable of recognizing or acknowledging them however much they are
eating out your substance.
Instead, I am going to focus on just one thing in regard to
which reflection, resolution and spiritual renewal are desperately
needed-- albeit, one thing with very considerable heft. I refer to the
imposition of closures and restrictions aimed at business-owners by
nominal executive officers of various states (the "nominal" part of
which will be explained in due course).
My specific focus will be on the impositions in Michigan.
Michigan lends itself particularly to this discussion, due to being both
in the forefront of draconian impositions by executive decree, and in
that the Supreme Court of the state has responded to those impositions
in an especially notable way, which will be quoted and discussed in
However, all that is explained or explored in what follows
is equally applicable to every other state. So read on, even if you live
outside the Great Lakes state.
AS HAS BEEN WIDELY NOTED (with gratitude by deluded
Kool-Aid drinkers and satisfaction by Democrat political operatives, and
with scorn and derision by everyone else), Michigan's governor Gretchen
Whitmer leapt into the forefront of "lockdown" despots as soon as the
ice was broken on that project in mid-March of last year by Gavin Newsom
in California. Whitmer's alacrity may have been in hope of securing a
federal appointment, or even selection as a vice-presidential candidate,
but whatever the reason, she dove hard for the "leadership" spotlight.
Whitmer began with the standard "just for two weeks to
flatten the curve" pretense echoed by other (mostly Democrat) governors
in a number of states. But she then followed up with a remarkable and
brazen series of scattershot, often contradictory, and always
indefensible edicts which left most of her competitors for fawning
attention by the C19-is-the-plague propaganda mills known as the
mainstream media in the dust.
Whitmer's only real competitors for wreckage-wreaker of the
year at that point were the handful of other Democrat governors
distinguishable by having joined her in a policy of
seeding nursing homes with disease-carrying residents certain to
rev-up fatalities which could then be ascribed to C19 under the absurd
data-distorting reporting procedures urged on death-certificate
producers by the CDC and NCHS (as reported
here last spring and
confirmed in its evil mendacity
here by recent
research and analysis):
In early March-- March 4, to be exact-- the
CDC, perhaps in recognition of the fact that the failure of Americans to
be dropping from the horrific Covid-19 left and right was messing with
the narrative, sent this to all our American doctors (highlighting
The nursing home policy,
with the gimmicked reporting practices, ensured that Michigan's apparent
fatality rate from C19 would be high enough to frighten a large portion
of its population into accepting Whitmer's edicts and bleating for more.
Whitmer obliged, with enthusiasm.
An endless series of so-called "executive orders"
continued, asserting authority over all private decision-making in the
matter of business practices (whether to be open or closed; how many of
patrons are allowed and how they must behave in a place of business;
what could and could not be bought or sold...). The edicts even extended
to social interactions and recreation options for everyone-- including,
in an even greater excess of cruelty, the huge number of workers and
business owners idled by the ordered closures.
Whitmer strove to shield herself from resistance with
a claimed mantle of legality (and endless references to "the science").
To begin with, she asserted authority for her unilateral edicts under a
1976 enactment in which wide latitude for executive action was granted
but which included an explicit 28-day cut-off unless extended by the
When the legislature refused to authorize her continuing
diktats after the second 28 day expiration, Whitmer switched her
reliance to a 1945 enactment even more promiscuous with its purported
delegation of law-making power, and which lacked any specific cut-off.
BUT PAY CLOSE ATTENTION NOW, everyone. There's a
fly in that executive-power ointment.
ruled by the Michigan Supreme Court
on October 2nd (and as is obvious from
Constitutional text to anyone who went to the trouble to look) the
1945 enactment has always stood in violation of Michigan's
Constitutional prohibition against any executive official being granted,
or exercising, any power belonging to the legislature. This includes the
power to make laws-- whether called "executive orders" "public health
policies" or anything else, no matter the pretext.
In short, every single "pandemic-related" order Whitmer
has directed at anyone outside her own departments since at least early
May have been void and without any legal force or effect.
Sustained by arrogance, after casting about for excuses to
ignore the ruling Whitmer resorted to having her Public Health Director
reissue the same invalid orders she had been making herself. But
these health department pronouncements, which are argued to be valid
because supposedly authorized by a different enactment of the
legislature than the one relied upon by Whitmer herself, fall to the
same judicial sword as Whitmer's own unlawful commands.
It is not merely a particular law that is declared
invalid under the Supreme Court's jurisprudence; it is, rather, the
overall proposition that such law (or order)-making authority can be
delegated to anyone in the executive branch, for any
Let's look at the ruling's treatment of these issues in
THE RULING BEGINS WITH preliminary discussions of
background and history, standards of review, and the questions
presented. Disposal of the questions concerning the 1976 Emergency
Management Act follows.
The court then turns to the Emergency Powers of the
Governor Act of 1945 and Gretchen Whitmer's claim of delegated authority
under that act-- and by extension, on any other basis, as well-- to
issue edicts to everyone in the state (or to whomever she wishes)-- and
by extension, for anyone else in the executive branch to do so. Analysis
begins with the observation (Op. pp. 21 - 27) that while it is possible
that a certain limited degree of rule-making discretion can be delegated
by a legislature to an executive department while remaining
Constitutional, the discretion must be narrow and be ever more finely
specified as the scope and/or duration of the delegation increases:
[I]t is one thing if a statute confers a great degree of
discretion, i.e., power, over a narrow subject; it is quite another if
that power can be brought to bear on something as “immense” as an entire
economy. See Schechter Poultry Corp v United States, 295 US 495, 539; 55
S Ct 837; 79 L Ed 1570 (1935) (striking down a delegation to the
President to approve trade standards when the “authority relates to a
host of different trades and industries, thus extending the President’s
discretion to all the varieties of laws which he may deem to be
beneficial in dealing with the vast array of commercial and industrial
activities throughout the country”). Furthermore, “[t]he area of
permissible indefiniteness narrows . . . when the regulation invokes
criminal sanctions and potentially affects fundamental rights . . . .”
United States v Robel, 389 US 258, 275; 88 S Ct 419; 19 L Ed 2d 508
(1967) (Brennan, J., concurring in the result).
Finally, the durational scope of the delegated power
also has some relevant bearing, in our judgment, on whether the statute
violates the nondelegation doctrine. Of course, an unconstitutional
delegation is no less unconstitutional because it lasts for only two
days. But it is also true, as common sense would suggest, that the
conferral of indefinite authority accords a greater accumulation of
power than does the grant of temporary authority.
Hence, open-ended claims of delegated authority "until the
science says we're clear", or "until the state is out of danger" or
"until I say one or more of the safety measures are no longer needed" or
"until I (or my chosen "experts") decide some declaredly relevant point
has been reached (or some point has been reached which I or my chosen
"experts" have declared to be relevant" are inherently unconstitutional.
Even delegations with guidance as to the expiration of the delegation
fail if the scope of delegated authority is too broad (as in, a
purported authority to issue edicts affecting everyone in the state).
THE COURT GOES ON TO OBSERVE that the powers illegally
claimed by Whitmer and her subordinates are "police powers" and that
such powers are inherently legislative in nature (Op. pp. 27 - 28):
See Bolden v Grand Rapids Operating Corp, 239 Mich 318,
321; 214 NW 241 (1927) (“The power we allude to is rather the police
power, the power vested in the Legislature by the Constitution, to make,
ordain and establish all manner of wholesome and reasonable laws . . .
.”) (quotation marks and citation omitted).
These observations are followed (Op. pp. 28 - 29) by a
usefully-illustrative sampling of the orders issued first by Whitmer
(and then by her Public Health department) which the court finds to be
examples of unconstitutional overreach because of any one or more of
either their nature, their scope, or the claimed duration of the
authority to issue them (all emphases in the original):
[D]uring the COVID-19 pandemic the Governor has, by way
of executive orders specifically issued under the EPGA, effected the
following public policies: requiring all residents to stay home
with limited exceptions; requiring all residents to wear face
coverings in indoor public spaces and when outdoors if unable to
consistently maintain a distance of six feet or more from individuals
who are not members of their household, including requiring children to
wear face coverings while playing sports; requiring all
residents to remain at least six feet away from people outside one’s
household to the extent feasible under the circumstances; requiring
businesses to comply with numerous workplace safeguards, including daily
health screenings of employees; closing restaurants, food
courts, cafes, coffeehouses, bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries,
microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, clubs, hookah
bars, cigar bars, vaping lounges, barbershops, hair salons, nail salons,
tanning salons, tattoo parlors, schools, churches, 29 theaters, cinemas,
libraries, museums, gymnasiums, fitness centers, public swimming pools,
recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise
facilities, exercise studios, spas, casinos, and racetracks; closing
places of public amusement, including arcades, bingo halls, bowling
alleys, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks, and trampoline parks;
prohibiting nonessential travel, in-person work that is not
necessary to sustain or protect life, and nonessential in-person
business operations; prohibiting the sale of carpet, flooring,
furniture, plants, and paint; prohibiting advertisements for
nonessential goods, nonessential medical and dental procedures, and
nonessential veterinary services; prohibiting visitors at
healthcare facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care
facilities, and juvenile justice facilities; and prohibiting
boating, golfing, and public and private gatherings of persons not part
of a single household. Each of these policies was putatively ordered “to
protect life and property” and/or to “bring the emergency situation
within the affected area under control.” What is more, these policies
exhibit a sweeping scope, both with regard to the subjects covered and
the power exercised over those subjects. Indeed, they rest on an
assertion of power to reorder social life and to limit, if not
altogether displace, the livelihoods of residents across the state and
throughout wide-ranging industries.
The Supreme Court then goes on to discuss at length the
fact that incorporation of "reasonable"
and "necessary" into the language of a statute purporting to
delegate discretionary authority to an executive does not cure a constitution-violating
lack of specificity (Op. pp. 31 - 36). (And
obviously so, since such "specifications" leave to the executive official the
determination of what is "reasonable" or "necessary", or, at best,
delegate those determinations to the courts-- in either case,
transferring the legislative power to say what the laws are to branches
prohibited from their exercise.)
The court wraps up with a broad, comprehensive conclusion
invalidating not only what Gretchen Whitmer had done prior to the
ruling, but all executive department pretenses of authority to
accomplish the same ends (Op. P. 48):
[T]he EPGA [the law under which Whitmer purported to
act] is in violation of the Constitution of our state because it
purports to delegate to the executive branch the legislative powers of
state government-- including its plenary police powers-- and to allow
the exercise of such powers indefinitely.
All told, then, Whitmer's orders since early May have all
been invalid and illegal, being incapable of authorization by the 1945
enactment to which she had resorted. Further, any enactment by claimed authority of which
Whitmer's invalid orders are issued is equally unconstitutional, and the
orders so issued are equally invalid. Just as Whitmer herself cannot
make and issue the "pandemic" commands by which anyone in Michigan has
been threatened, nor can her health department or any other element of
the executive branch.
By the same token, no business or business owner can be
subjected to any penalty-- such as loss of any license, for instance--
as a consequence of ignoring a "pandemic"-related order of Whitmer or
any of her departments. The orders are unlawful; defiance of them cannot
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 (emphasis added)
However much huffing and puffing to the contrary might be
done to browbeat a business owner into compliance or intimidate others
who might expect themselves to be next in the crosshairs-- up to and
including the issuance of citations, and initiation of legal process--
to pull a license for defiance of an illegal order is itself illegal.
In the end, the abused business owner will also own Gretchen Whitmer's
I SEE THE QUESTION in everyone's eyes: "Okay, Pete, you've
shown us that all the "pandemic" orders are null and void (and even
criminal acts by those issuing and seeking to enforce them)-- and that
the media beating the drums on their behalf are coopted into the same
rule-of-law destroying criminal endeavor. So, what now?"
Here are some thoughts...
Every business owner in Michigan should be defying these
illegal orders (or should begin to do so now). Complying with them is to
participate in the destruction of the rule of law.
Further, of course, in most cases, complying with these
illegal orders is to watch, like a dumb animal, one's efforts of a
lifetime evaporate into nothingness. On the other hand, to defy these
illegal orders is to pop oneself to the top of the heap of businesses
that will weather the storm.
Indeed, the Michigan companies that already defy the
illegal shut-down commands (or limiting commands) and have resumed
business as usual (read: "old normal")-- including no mask or
"distancing" requirements (while also welcoming any germaphobes, whether
in masks or hazmat suits or whatever, and letting workers make such
calls for themselves, as well) are swamped with customers. This is only
not widely known because a coopted media refuses to honestly report such
Michigan is sick to death of the C19 "mitigation measures"
bs (and has, in fact, been dying from it). To all business owners I say,
stop being part of the problem, and start being part of the solution.
I MENTIONED AT THE BEGINNING that while my
discussion focuses on the unlawful government assaults in Michigan, what
I discuss is just as important for non-Michigan residents. This is so
because the basis and authorities of the Michigan Supreme Court ruling
about Gretchen Whitmer's offenses apply equally to similar offenses by
executive-branch officials in any other state of the American union, and
under the laws of each such state.
See this for specific
analyses of several other states as examples.
Frankly and speaking very seriously, this
decision by the Michigan Supreme Court is a VERY important decision for
the USA as a whole-- and this helps explain why it has practically
disappeared down the memory hole over the brief three months since it
was issued. Unconstitutional delegation of powers of the sort-- and the
terms-- knocked flat by the Michigan court's ruling are a plague
throughout the country-- at both the state and federal level-- brought
on over the last eighty years with the ascendancy of progressivism and
The Michigan court's ruling shows the invalidity of all of
them, and the powers that be whose work they are, for the purpose of
subverting our republican roots and replacing them with government by
more about all of that here, and pass all of the foregoing along to
everyone you can reach. Oh, and
see this to learn the
overall truth about the "pandemic"...
I ALSO MENTIONED AT THE BEGINNING that I would
explain my use of the term "nominal" in conjunction with my reference to
state officials within the context of the "lockdown" and other orders
being discussed in this article. The reason for the qualifier is simple
but important: Those calling themselves state officials (and being
called state officials by others) are NOT acting in any actual official
capacity when making, issuing or enforcing orders outside their lawful
scope of authority.
A person purporting to be the governor who does
something the governor is not authorized to do is just a usurper falsely
wearing the mantle of high office, but with no more actual stature than
any mugger lurking in an alley. Remember this and respond to such
pretenses of officiousness accordingly. We'll all be healthier for it.
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of
principle, stand like a rock."
P.S. TO ALL THOSE with Amazon Prime (or access thereto):
CITIZENFOUR is now available for streaming ("free" with ads). If you
haven't already seen this very important Academy-award-winning
documentary several times, you should.
Share these all, everywhere you can. Be your most
creative self in sending and "selling" these links. Do memes; make
gifs; respond to everything in the news that would be or have been
better had the state been small, or if Americans kept their money
for their own uses.
If you pay attention to the news and train yourself to
apply these perspectives, you will see a dozen things of which you
can make use in awakening other Americans to the virtues of having
the income tax correctly administered. Please, for my sake, for your
own sake, for the sake of your children and their future, make that
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Not Letting This "Crisis" Go To Waste...
...an important action item opportunity.
FRIENDS, THE SPORADIC BITS OF EASING of the despotic measures to
which most of the country has been subjected this year should not be
allowed to bleed off the head of steam you probably had been developing.
The offenses happened, and they're far from over. Stay hot.
And while you are all warmed up, and while others, if
they're smart, are just as hot, I'd like you to send an email (and
Facebook post, or whatever) with the following content to everyone you
can (with a request that they pass it along, in turn):
[Name], over the last several months you've
watched as over-fed state power has been used to literally destroy
classical Western civilization and impose a new despotic paradigm. No
dissent or debate permitted-- no permission or agreement sought.
YOU KNOW where this will end up if the arrogant
state power being used to make this happen isn't radically diminished in
size, influence, resources and popular support, and exposed as an
opportunistic exploiter of legal ignorance (an ignorance which it has
been nurturing in the average mind for decades).
Those things having not yet happened, you
should be quaking in your boots-- and you probably are.
Isn't it time-- and past time-- for you to
begin helping to make those desperately-needed defensive changes take
place? There is only one way these things can happen short of a
who-knows-what we'll-end-up-with explosion of violence. I'm going to
show it to you.
When you're done with that reading, you'll know
what to do next.
BTW, REMEMBER, ALSO, THAT EVERY AMERICAN has lately been given a stark lesson in the fact
that government officials at all levels will lie to you and violate the
law without batting an eye. They will do so any time it serves their agenda, and
you don't call them out for it.
If you know anyone who has been persisting in denial on the
truth about the income tax, you know such nonsense is usually be
grounded in some version or another of, "That can't be true..." or "They
would never do something like that...". Now's the time to put a pin in
that delusional bubble.
As the C19 hoax has starkly shown, "that" certainly CAN be true, and they
certainly WOULD do something
Use this evidence in all your
"It is not the function of our Government to keep the
citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to
keep the Government from falling into error."
-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
(Deceitful efforts to discourage Americans from
learning the truth about the "income tax")
FOR ALL THE YEARS SINCE 2003 when
CtC was first published, the government has engaged in a
concerted effort to frighten people away from its truths. This
effort involves official government websites and press releases
touting an occasional court ruling that appears to be at odds
CtC-revelation (but without details sufficient to expose the
real substance of the ruling)--
and sometimes even more mendacious behavior.
Are the presentations and
resources offered on this site and in my other work of any value to you?
Tim Kendrick has posted
on YouTube regarding donations. I didn't know what to do about
it to begin with; I don't do what I do intending for anyone to
feel obligated in any way.
But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue
to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only
the cost of a cheap paperback.
Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very
thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is
just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be
conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support.
No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to
act let it be solely because it seems right.
All-in-all, just be the sort of person for others
that you would go to yourself for trustworthy leadership.
Leadership is a challenge. But it's not
complicated, and you can do it.
Are You Having Trouble Spreading The
SKEPTICISM (SOMETIMES INVOKED BY FEAR) IS TO BE
EXPECTED when you're trying to explain to someone that
everything they've been encouraged their whole lives to
believe about something as entrenched and significant as the
income tax is basically nonsense. So here's a way to help
cut through the resistance:
Ask your listener how he or she would react if
you were to show an announcement from the Commissioner of
Internal Revenue admitting that the tax doesn't apply to the
earnings of most Americans and is misapplied most of the
time because people don't understand how it works? Or how
about if you showed a ruling from the Supreme Court saying
Now you just have to explain that
you're going to show exactly those things-- but because
the state really doesn't want people to know this, these
things haven't been said quite as forthrightly as we would
all wish. It's going to take a bit more work to take these
admissions in than is sufficient for just reading a press
release. But it'll be worth the effort...
IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of
energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool
families and community groups, your neighbors, your
family members, your pastors and
co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs,
members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia,
Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone
in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth
movement, other activist movements and everyone
you have only yourself to blame for your
troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which
you might complain. It's on you.
WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note
explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic
is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI
(weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.
Remember: Real Americans don't accommodate fog, lies and a sliding scale of
adherence to the rule of law. Real American men and women stand up for the
truth and the law, come what may, knowing that it is only by setting the bar
at the top and enforcing it, come what may, that liberties are secured.
"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be
strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be
JOB ONE, PEOPLE!!! SPREAD. THE. WORD.
ONLY ONE THING WILL WIN YOU YOUR LIBERTY:
Spreading the truth. Accordingly, I've assembled
outreach resources into a new, dedicated page. Find it
here, and please, USE THESE TOOLS!! I can't
do this all by myself.
"In a time of
universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary
We’re well into a serious case of panic-driven
pandemic, powered by fear, sustained by arrival of sasonal flu, and amplified by
One group — the newsies and politicians — have
something else to fear besides just the virus. That’s the public
reaction when folks finally realize how those people have bamboozled
them into abject poverty,
270 million facing starvation, and even death.
Because it’s not the virus that’s causing this,
it’s the pseudo-scientific
Narrative Pandemic with its lockdowns, etc, foisted on us by the
political class and amplified by a compliant corps of MSM (Main Stream
In fact anti-mask-and-lockdown riots in such
refined countries as
France, Spain, Italy,
Chile, to name a few, suggest those two classes of ne’er-do-wells
have good reason to be nervous.
And, in case you think the dissenters are just
an uninformed rabble — and I’m undependable fake news — as of December
23, 2020, there are more than 760,000 folks, including 39,384 Medical
practitioners, 13,035 Medical & Public Health Scientists and 709,443
concerned citizens — so far —
who signed The
Great Barrington Declaration, dissing The Establishment’s alarmist,
misleading and destructive handling of COVID-19.
It says in part,
“Current lockdown policies are producing
devastating effects on short and long-term public health … with the
working class and younger members of society carrying the heaviest
burden.” and “with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.”
…”Indeed, for children, COVID-19 is less dangerous than many other
harms, including influenza. ” …”Those who are not vulnerable should
immediately be allowed to resume life as normal."
And there’s the economic devastation, mentioned
previously, as well – – –
So now, more than ever, the newsies and elected
prevaricators desperately need to defend their destructive policies and
find confirmations supporting their COVID-19 legends, myths and
bald-faced lies, especially their
10 times more devastating than the virus and
Or they need to imagine more confirmations into
existence. They seem to have a preference for the imagination route,
probably because that’s easier — and legitimate supporting evidence for
the Official Narrative is hard to find.
So, the thing to remember when you see any
politician or MSM newsie with lips moving about “THE PANDEMIC,” whatever
comes out is likely powered by the need to confirm their previous
COVID-19 legends, myths and lies and will likely be wrong, distorted and
usually legitimate-evidence free.
WHITE DOES A NICE JOB of exposing and holding up to scorn the
childish disinformation programs of media co-conspirators involved in fanning
the "pandemic" panic. Indeed, White's challenge in illuminating the bs is so
slight that the more important issue is thereby illuminated: How or why can
ANYONE be taken in by this twaddle?
Aren't we all so thoroughly schooled by the
government-issue bs of the same flavor over the last twenty years on
false flag or misrepresented events like 9/11, the 2007-2008 financial
meltdown, the Iranian nuclear weapons hoax, the Syrian chemical attack
hoax; the "Skripal" and "Navalny" poisoning hoaxes (and lately the
"Hunter Biden crime assertions are Russian disinformation" and "massive
Russian hack attack" hoaxes)-- just to mention a few-- that no one in
the country is still naive enough to believe a single
state-power-serving thing said by these media hacks? Who, over the age
of ten, can still not reflexively reject everything said by such folks?
Unfortunately, there are more than a few so afflicted with
delusions. Among other reasons, with the C19 hoax having managed to drum
on for as long as it has, many have become emotionally-invested in the
lies. For instance, every person who let their mother or father or husband or wife die
alone in a hospital last spring has a profound incentive to tolerate no
internal doubts and vocally defend the "plague" narrative on which they
relied in letting such crimes be committed without at least a storm of
Others, of course, have been part and parcel of the
narrative, even without knowing it was eyewash and Kool-Aid. Many
healthcare workers fall into this category (and in natural fashion, many
members of the families of these folks). For the most part, these folks
just bought into whatever Tony Fauci said on TV without doing any
critical thinking or investigative research which would have raised
Told that any and all symptoms of the common flu were
indications of C19 (and that the virus was everywhere) these folks just
diagnosed accordingly. It has been only the rare critical thinkers among
them that looked askance at official assertions and resorted to their
own observations and expertise (like those 39,384 medical practitioners
and 13,035 medical & public health scientists who have signed the Great
In short, as unfortunate as it is, lots of Americans
continue to shuffle along amongst the blind being led by the
crafty. Thus, though one would hope it weren't the case, parsings like
L. Reichard White's are important, and I'm glad he has put this one out
AT THE SAME TIME, I will continue to remind everyone
that a key defense for the people against despotism is the power
individual Americans have over the purse from which all bad state
behavior is financed.
That defense was put in place by the Founders in
anticipation of just the sort of corruption that reigns today. They
knew that if you can control the amount of damage that can be done by
bad actors, society can survive the inevitable presence within its ranks
of naifs and fools.
is an introduction document by which anyone can learn the
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"shrinking Leviathan" solution.
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EVEN AS ARDENT A STATIST as Abraham
Lincoln, in announcing his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in order to
keep them paying the tariff for the benefit of Northern interests in
his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, paid at least lip
service to the Founders design of leaving control over the fuel
available to feed the fires Washington wants to light in the hands
of the individual citizenry when he said, "Doing this I deem to
be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it, unless my
rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite
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know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?
someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated,
far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were
complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it
wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they
themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even
while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from
the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax
bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?
know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fifteenth)
Btw, a copy of
CtC from anywhere except the link above may not
be a current edition. CHECK. It matters. Also, there ARE no
e-book, Kindle or .pdf versions of
Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for
free-- any such thing.
January 5- In 1759, George marries
Martha. In 1781, Richmond, Virginia is burned by British forces led by Benedict
Arnold. In 1914, the Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday, and a
minimum $5-per-day rate-of-pay. In 1918, the "Free Committee for a German
Workers' Peace" (later changed to the National Socialist German Workers (Nazi)
Party), is founded. In 1933, construction begins on the Golden Gate bridge.
A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud
You NEED to defend yourself and your kids against this
now-high-inertia effort to destroy liberty.
January 6- In 1553, Francisco Pizarro founds Lima, Peru. In
1838, Samuel Morse successfully tests his 'telegraph'. In 1907, Maria
Montessori opens her first school in Rome. In 1912, New Mexico is admitted to
the union as the 47th of the several states. In 1929, Mother Teresa arrives in
Calcutta. In 1936, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that Roosevelt's 'New Deal'
Agriculture Adjustment Act is unconstitutional.
A Two-Minute Review Of CtC
David Bindel reminds us that there's either the rule of law, or
Every victim of the "ignorance tax", 'cause it's all
just statist consent-engineering propaganda.
WAKEN TO THE REAL-LIFE ADVENTURE IN WHICH YOU
ARE UNKNOWINGLY IMMERSED! Put down your controller and
You are surrounded by an actual battle between
villains, monsters and true heroes, all simply concealed
from you by
sophisticated spells which also keep you from
engaging in the fight.
There are real great deeds to be done,
and real treasures to be had for your efforts, and
frankly, your real future
is at stake. You just have to gain "the sight" in order to
penetrate the illusions.
losthorizons.com to get the counter-spells and get onto
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PRO TIP: If I were the IRS and I wanted to
discourage people from rebutting allegations that
they had done things I can tax, and wanted to keep them from
successfully reclaiming withheld or paid-in money, I
would salt the "tax honesty" community with
passionate-seeming "legal researchers" who would
warn anyone whose ear they captured that filing a
1040 is a bad idea for one reason or another...
Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:
January 7- In 1782, the Bank of North America, the first United
States national bank, opens for business (it continues today as Wachovia Bank).
In 1927, the first trans-Atlantic telephone call is made. In 1953, Truman
announces the development of the hydrogen bomb. In 1980, Jimmy Carter signs off
on a $1.5 billion dollar federal loan to the Chrysler Corporation.
Constitutional scholars are still scratching their heads and searching for the
authority for that... In 1999, the impeachment of Bill Clinton begins. In
2015, shootings of curious character in the details suggesting false-flag
possibilities but ascribed to Islamic extremists enraged by what they viewed as
sacrilegious cartoons about Mohammed take place in Paris, France, and lead to a
massive re-affirmation throughout the Western world of the unequivocal
sacredness of unconstrained speech rights.
If you're not talking this one up everywhere and
helping generate a buzz, you don't really want liberty and the
rule of law...
In light of
the actual evidence, those
who doubt or
deny the accuracy and correctness of
CtC just because some government officials
denounce it are like the 16th-century Europeans who
were mystified by
Copernicus getting all those
astronomical predictions right even though the
church had said he was wrong.
Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free'
Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax
has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's
ministerial community. This must change.
passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular
contributions of fuel from the passengers to
keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable
waterfall ahead, and note a
soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger
each day. What does common sense suggest?
"Income" Tax IQ!
SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz
to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States
"income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family!
Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the
January 8- In 1790, George Washington delivers the first State
of the Union speech. In 1835, the United States national debt hit $0 for the
only time, after Andrew Jackson succeeded in shutting down the Second Bank of
the United States (an early version of the Federal reserve). In 1973, the trial
of the Watergate burglars begins.
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a
people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power
which knowledge gives.”
January 9- In 1788, Connecticut becomes the fifth of the
several states to ratify the United States Constitution and authorize the
new version of the federal government. In 1861, Mississippi becomes the
second of the several states to secede from the Union. In 1951, the United
Nations headquarters in New York City opens for business. In 1968, snow
begins falling for the first (and so far only) time in Mexico City,
continuing off and on for the next two days. In 2015, the alleged
perpetrators of the shootings in Paris two days previously (the "Charlie
Hebdo" shootings) are silenced by police gunfire.
'The BOSTONIAN'S Paying the EXCISE-MAN, or
TARRING & FEATHERING' (1774) (How our forefathers responded to arrogant
"Rule of Law defiers"...)
The willingness of some people to trade liberty for
convenience is without limit...
passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently
opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”
Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:
January 10- In 49 B.C., Julius Caesar
crosses the Rubicon. In 1776, Tom Paine's 'Common Sense' is published. In
1861, Florida becomes the third of the several states to secede from the Union.
In 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil. In 1920, the League of
Nations holds its first meeting and ratifies the Treaty of Versailles, which
ends World War I under terms which set the stage for World War II.
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude
greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We
seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that
feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget
that ye were our countrymen."
Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution
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Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on
matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works
are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding
the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of Mensa;
award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth
soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and
has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of
Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a
consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens
for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and
as a member of the International Society for Individual
Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across
Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a
decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy
industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials
Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy
Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and
energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and
president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design,
manufacture and installation firm.
Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the
twelve years before his present full-time focus on the
restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed
purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year
multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan
branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+
apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and
incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers.
He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and
distribution systems in four states, and designed and
administered the company's website.
On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst
these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the
primary creative force behind a small
card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several
Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan,
with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his