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Current Events and Continuing Education for January 4, 2021

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The "pandemic" is a lie and the official response is unlawful, so...

Resolved: No More Playing Along With The "Lockdowns"

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There's omelet to be made from the broken eggs littering the devastated American landscape, friends...

Not Letting This Crisis Go To Waste

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Let's Play A Disinformation Game'

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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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

-Thomas Paine

 

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

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 below.

  

Fear nothing but God's judgment as to your honesty and your courage

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

-Samuel Adams

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 "Lockdowns"

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.

SO. 2021.

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 complete turnarounds.

Seldom have such practices been more important than right now.

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 depth.

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 added):

"Covid-19 should be reported on the death certificate where the disease IS ASSUMED to have caused-- or even just assumed to have contributed to-- death." (See the whole notice here, also with my highlighting.)

On March 24, the CDC doubled-down with this nonsense, issuing a follow-up guidance being even more straightforward with the fudge encouragement:

and

(See the whole March 24 update here, again, with my highlighting.)

The nursing home policy, together 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 legislature.

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.

As ruled by the Michigan Supreme Court on October 2nd (and as is obvious from the relevant 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 reason, period.

Let's look at the ruling's treatment of these issues in some detail:

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 be penalized.

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 summer house.

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 things.

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.

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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 technocracy.

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 decree. See 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."

-Thomas Jefferson

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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.

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Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

You've got magic in your hands, if you will use it...

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The Law, In Seven Pages

Really.

HERE IS THE LAW, IN 7 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW THE SCHEME WORKS, IN 8 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW TO OVERCOME THE SCHEME AND ENFORCE THE LAW, IN 256 PAGES.

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

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

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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.

Read this little two-page document. Click on the links at the end.

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 like that.

Use this evidence in all your outreach efforts.

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

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

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Regarding Trolleries

(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 with some CtC-revelation (but without details sufficient to expose the real substance of the ruling)-- and sometimes even more mendacious behavior.

Click here for the rest of this article

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

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

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

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

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX IN DETAIL

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE RESOURCES

BE FAMILIAR WITH THE SCAMS, THE MISUNDERSTANDINGS, AND THE TROLL-POLLUTION

TAKE CHARGE IN YOUR STATE FORUM, HELPING EVERYONE TO THINK CLEARLY AND STAY ON TOPIC

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.

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Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word?

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

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

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

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The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

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

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

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 highly rated."

-Thomas Paine

 

OUTREACH!!!

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 act."

-George Orwell

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

Let's Play A Disinformation Game

By L. Reichard White

We’re well into a serious case of panic-driven pandemic, powered by fear, sustained by arrival of sasonal flu, and amplified by confirmation bias.

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 Media) presstitutes.

As multi-credentialed Dr. Roger Hodkinson put it, “this is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.“ He has a few other interesting things to say in that clip as well.

In fact anti-mask-and-lockdown riots in such refined countries as Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, and even 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 – – –

The UK’s envoy [Dr. David Nabarro] to the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) has condemned mass coronavirus lockdowns, slamming the “ghastly global catastrophe” caused by crashing the world economy. –W.H.O. Condemns Coronavirus Lockdowns, ‘Doubling’ Global Poverty

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 ineffective lockdowns.

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.

With that in mind, let’s play a game – – –

CAN YOU FIND THE MISTAKES?

Continued...

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

 

Afterword

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 protest.

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 their suspicions.

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 Barrington Declaration...).

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 there.

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.

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

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

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A Little Extra

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

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith

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The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie

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

 

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

 

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

If CtC were actually right, it would mean the government's been concealing and denying and suppressing the truth for years on end, and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

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

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Resources:

Selected Features From Recent Editions:

Not wanting to sound strident here, but we have to talk about...

Sleepwalking Down The Nightmare Road To Serfdom

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Coronavirus Scandal Breaking In Merkel's Germany'

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A big, welcome crack has appeared in the ice.

Is The Jig Up For The C19 Hoax? Could Be...

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The propaganda drumbeat continues...

Regarding Overtaxed Hospitals, And Upcoming Vaccine Pressure

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Persisting with the "Iranian nuke pursuit" pretense, we have been presented with:

Another Israeli Murder

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Germans Are Back!'

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The excellent Glenn Greenwald steps up as a sterling example to all the rest.

How A Real Journalist Comports Himself

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Republicans And Democrats Will Never Deliver Peace'

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A presentation of simple, indisputable facts that will change many answers to this question:

Have You Been Tolerant Of "Lockdowns" And Mask Mandates?

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A nice new CtC-educated victory; a change in Form 4852; and an entertaining IRS evasion.

On The "Income Tax Front

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Absurdity Of Covid "Cases"'

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A hundred-year-plus accomplishment which is still paying huge dividends:

The Big "Income" Con

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A national embarrassment; and two much better things...

Regarding Last Week's "Presidential Debate", South Park Pandemic Special, And Outstanding Ruling By The Michigan Supreme Court

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It's pop quiz time, so:

Let's Have A Show Of Hands...

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Will The Pandemic Panic Card Win In 2020?'

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Coursing through contrived chaos calls for a quality roadmap, so...

Resources For Navigating The Nonsense

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Always the happiest diversion:

Let's Celebrate Some More Victories!!

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There's omelet to be made from the broken eggs littering the devastated American landscape, friends...

Not Letting This Crisis Go To Waste

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Trump Regime vs. The ICC: The Wrong Side Of "Sovereignty"'

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Muster the courage to push past the Hallowe'en chorus long enough to recognize that,

Fear Is The Mind-Killer

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As is my long-standing Labor Day tradition, I invite everyone to consider:

The Sublime Harmonies Of Social Justice In The Upcoming Worker's Paradise

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The Site Map has been updated with a new item:

Notes Regarding Union State Income Tax Structures

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There's omelet to be made from the broken eggs littering the devastated American landscape, friends...

Not Letting This Crisis Go To Waste

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Are You Ready For The "No One Could Have Known" Routine?'

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Despite the somewhat hokey subtitle, this is:

A Video Very Much Worth The 1:15 of Watch Time

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Because it's time to retire this deliberate distraction from the C19 coup-in-progress:

A Word About "Systemic Racism"

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Lockdown Restrictions Are A Test To See How Much Tyranny Americans Will Accept'

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The despotically-inclined have found that no one will stand up against them when "public health" is the pretense du jour. But, c'mon, people!

Racism Is NOT A "Public Health" Issue

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Despite the unfolding plan to shield incumbents from challengers (or perhaps, especially because of it)...

It's Time For An American "Pivot To Jorgensen"

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Crossing the Rubicon: The UK Slips Into A Repressive State'

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Let's take a short break from the horrors being cemented into place by the largely unopposed C19 coup, and celebrate:

New Victories By CtC-Educated Real American Grown-Ups!

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I have a short little non-negotiable list I'd like to share::

What DJT Needs To Do If He Wants Even A Chance Of Getting My Vote This Year

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'If Conservatism Doesn't Stand For Home, Then It Stands For Nothing'

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Here's a disturbing but apt question, under the circumstances:

Are We Really Going Out With Just A Whimper?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'No Courts, No Freedom, No Rights'

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Still the question of the month:

How Stupid Do They Think We Are? Part II

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Let's apply a little ancient wisdom here to see that,

Russia Paying Taliban To Thwart The "Peace Deal"? Not Likely.

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The "Deadly" Hydroxychloroquine Scandal'

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The question of the month:

How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

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Trying to keep this important issue on point, I offer...

Some Follow-Up On The George Floyd Story

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Real American grown-up Forrest Voss in Texas tells it like it is...

A Good Man Urges Americans To Put On Their Big Boy And Big Girl Pants

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Under Four Presidents, The Feds Have Ignored The Mandate To Report On Police Killings'

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It's way past time that these issues were addressed...

The Digital Freedom Of Expression And Real Privacy Act

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Michigan, Texas, and now Virginia and Kentucky

More "Lockdown" Liberty Keys Have Been Posted (And More On The Use-This-"Crisis" Action Item)

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Jonesy in Wyoming tells it like it is...

A Good Man Urges Good Americans To Take Back The Soul Of Our Beloved Country

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Brave New Normal (Part 2)'

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I'm so tired of feeling like I'm stuck on the set of a low-budget horror film... How about you?

What REAL America Looks Like

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How the "lockdown" is getting locked down:

The Bad Guys Are Leveraging Fudged Fatality Figures

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Virus Of Mass Destruction'

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There's a narrow window of opportunity in which vigorous action can prevent an oppressive "new normal", but...

I Need Your Help, Friends.

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Since its courts have broken the ice and now assert "universal jurisdiction" to prosecute Syrians for allegedly torturing prisoners,

Will Germany Now Seek Extradition Of Gina Haspel?

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Ours is a Constitutional system in which, by nature, there can be no "emergency government powers" over individual citizens.

What Is, And What Is Not, Within The Power Of The State

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Warriors share new victories in shrinking Leviathan, offering us all:

More Points Of Light Amidst The Despotic "Lockdown" Darkness

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Brave New Normal'

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Even during the "lockdown" America's liberation from its longest-lasting and most expensive hoax continues apace...

Business Owner Kiki Bittner Shares A Great Video!

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Reasons and remedies for why...

The World Is Embracing The Hydroxychloroquine/Azithromycin Cure, But America Lags Behind

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Propaganda Of Terror And Fear: A Lesson From Recent History'

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Georgia led the way. Then Colorado stepped up. Now:

Lights On In Ohio!

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"Coronavirus", whatever else it might be, is just the hobgoblin du jour in the larger scheme of things;

The Only Disease Really Threatening America Is The Leviathan State

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'FDA Must Approve Hydroxychloroquine NOW!'

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Code-cracking on behalf of a great hero in the struggle for popular sovereignty over the runaway State.

Saving Julian

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Humanity Is Making A Very Important Decision When It Come To Assange'

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There's more to the Constitution than the political class would like the rest of us to understand:

The Fourth Branch

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Back-door Barr; the assault on Assange; Anti-Israel versus Anti-Semitism; and no, the health of the Great Lakes is NOT a "national security" issue...

Observations And Comments On Current Events

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From when the rot was less advanced,

A Welcome Tartness From A Chief Judge Of The Fifth Circuit

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More very welcome thunder in the air...

The Lights Go On In Colorado!

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Been holding your nose on election day?

This Year, Nobody Has To Vote For The Lesser Of Two Evils

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Delivering this debunk can have a big payoff, folks:

A History Lesson For Pundits And Professionals

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There's a really good reason...

Why I Write About Politics And Public Policy

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Folks, you really need to read this one all the way to the end:

The Virtual Certainty Of Foreign Interference In The 2020 Election

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We've all been victims of a monstrous subterfuge:

The Cowbird State

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Nick Audette has shared video and documents concerning...

A Nice Victory For A New Warrior

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Real American grown-ups are at work (and Samuel Adams is smiling down on them):

The Day The Lights Went On In Georgia!

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Ruben Varela shares some good news:

A Nice Tax Court Victory Over A Fake "Frivolous Return Penalty"

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And let's not stop with billboards...

Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

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Matthew Bossard tacks up some more victories; and he's not alone, of course.

Leviathan Takes More Hits

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And yet, it moves...

The Galileo Factor

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A great victory after years of IRS harassment, threats and intimidation by an educated American who turned the corrupt agency...

Every Which Way But Loose

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Fascinating material on a pernicious effort to destroy liberty:

A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

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The ice continues to crack, and it won't last much longer if enough people jump on it all at once.

A Recent Win In Tax Court, And More Remedies For Bogus NODs

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This really is a simple enough thing...

Hendrickson's Axiom of Special Definitions

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From the 'Garbage In Yields Garbage Out' Department:

Debunking The '1870s Income Tax Repeal' Myth

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In the hope of countering long-running government efforts to sow confusion on the subject:

A Few Words About The Constitution

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At least these "ladies" are honest...

A Word From The United Bitches Of America

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Let's look at a wildly misunderstood (or misrepresented) issue:

Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached

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It is so easy to prove that...

The Government Knows Perfectly Well That CtC Is 100% Correct

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An updated and ever-more important commentary:

What America Really Gets From The "Ignorance Tax"

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See Prior Editions In Their Entirety:

Newsletter Archives

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

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.

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A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

You NEED to defend yourself and your kids against this now-high-inertia effort to destroy liberty.

Watch this fascinating 12 minute video on how climate data are misrepresented.

Then share this link with everyone you can

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Which Storm Is It Going To Be For You? 1776's? Or 1984's?

Choose wisely and well, and may the FOURCE be with you.

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No one can guarantee success in all they do in life. But anyone can guarantee that they DESERVE success in anything they do.

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Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

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Notes And Tips For Educated Filers

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

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.

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A Two-Minute Review Of CtC

David Bindel reminds us that there's either the rule of law, or there isn't.

HEY! SAYING IT AGAIN!! DON'T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted? This is easy to do, and very important (plus it can get you some great LHC swag!). See (and carefully read) these guidelines and encouragements.

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Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

SEE MORE GREAT VIDEOS.

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The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

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

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

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

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

Cognitive dissonance in action.

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

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

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Hey, Gamers!

WAKEN TO THE REAL-LIFE ADVENTURE IN WHICH YOU ARE UNKNOWINGLY IMMERSED! Put down your controller and listen!

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.

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

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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...

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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.

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The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

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

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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.

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

Set Your Church Free

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

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

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

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.

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

-James Madison

How About You?

Are You Governing Yourself?

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

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There is little more important to the long-term health of America than how our children are educated...

HOMESCHOOL YOUR KIDS!

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Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing

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

Renew Your Promise

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

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"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

The Choice Is This Stark

Wear this new T-Shirt proudly, and tell the enemies of the law that if they don't like Constitutional limits, they should find someplace else to live!

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

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.

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'The BOSTONIAN'S Paying the EXCISE-MAN, or TARRING & FEATHERING' (1774) (How our forefathers responded to arrogant "Rule of Law defiers"...)

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The willingness of some people to trade liberty for convenience is without limit...

Regarding "Tax Reform"

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HELP SPREAD THE LIBERATING TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX

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

-Arthur Schopenhauer

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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.

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Last Word

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

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution

 

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About The Author

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

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

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

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

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

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

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