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Current Events and Continuing Education for April 19, 2021

“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

 

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It's a street-fight, with no rules honored by the opposition. So...

Are You Counting On The 2022 Elections To Set Things Right? Don't Be Naive.

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Why are Biden and the MSM not asking you this question:

Are You Ready To Die For The Neo-Nazis In Kiev?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'We Must Never Forget The Old Normal'

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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:

April 19- Dateline: Boston. Massachusetts

Governor Condemns Armed Extremists

Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19 by the elements of a paramilitary extremist faction.  Military and law-enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash, the Massachusetts governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right wing tax protest movement.  The Governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices.  The governor described the group's organizers as criminals, and issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law and order.

The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed widespread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.

The governor issued a ban on military style weapons and ammunition earlier in the week.  This decision followed a meeting earlier this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized forcible confiscation of illegal arms.  One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons.  Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition elsewhere in the state.

However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government's plan.  During an intense standoff in Lexington's town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender their weapons and return to their homes.

The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right wing extremists.  Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.

Ironically, the local citizenry blamed the government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths.  Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units.  Col.  Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

The governor has called upon citizens to support the state and national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order.  The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against government troops.  Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as the ring leaders of the extremist faction, remain at large.

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Also on this date:  In 1933, FDR announces the abandonment of the gold standard.  In 1961, the Bay of Pigs invasion effort is defeated.  In 1993, the Clinton administration firebombs a community in Waco, Texas, killing 81 American men, women and children.  In 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City is partly destroyed by explosives.  In 2011, Fidel Castro resigns after 45 years in office as head of Cuba's Communist Party Central Committee.  In 2013, Tamerlan Tsarenev, alleged Boston Marathon bomber, is said to have been killed in a shoot-out with police. Some reason exists to be uncertain of the truth of this story.

 

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.

The Fourteenth Annual Declaration Day Party. Be Here, Or Be Insincere!

Are You Counting On The 2022 Elections To Set Things Right? Don't Be Naive.

Those trying to conquer and subdue you are doing everything in their power to make themselves incapable of being dislodged, no matter how large a majority wants to dislodge them.

I HAVE BEEN TROUBLED TO SEE increasingly common expressions by opponents of those currently huddled behind the barbed wire and troops in Washington and many statehouses suggesting a belief that 2022 will see everything mended. This is the notion that the folks who:

...are going to let election day 2022 arrive without having used all the control they currently enjoy to set themselves up another apparent victory at the polls. Even after having already demonstrated their willingness to do so, and their ability to do so even without having control of the Senate and the Presidency. Sure they are.

LET ME POINT SOMETHING OUT about the behavior of the Democrats and their allies in the media over the last four months. As noted in my final bullet-point above, everything has been rush-rush. There's only one reason for that kind of franticness, and that is the nervous knowledge that all of the new impositions are being done on stolen time.

That is, when your agenda is actually supported by a majority, there is no need for frantic haste. Things can and will be done at a calmer, more deliberate pace, and with some consideration of the sensibilities-- even if not the wishes-- of the minority.

Haste is only needed when imposing an agenda which is NOT supported by a majority of the American people. Now, think about the implications of this point and the behavior we have been witnessing by the Biden administration.

These folks-- Biden and those behind him-- engineered their acquisition of power, and did so by the commission of many crimes. They are not going to take the slightest chance on their enemies gaining control of the apparatus of the state and undoing their enactments and possibly punishing them for their offenses, as well.

These are desperate and completely unscrupulous people with an awful lot on the line, and with a taste of what shamelessness can do for them rolling around in their mouths. They will do all they can to secure their gains, by any means necessary.

THINK ABOUT ALL OF THIS, and then make it your business to disabuse anyone clinging to pipe dreams about "off-year Republican control of the House" and the like. Just as the "Q-Anon" fraud kept many Americans on their sofas waiting for a mythical someone else to leap out of the bushes with the fix for all the badness, the delusion about 2022 will keep a lot of good folks sitting around doing nothing, or uselessly focused on party political activity.

This is not the time for complacency and confidence in your chances "next time". There isn't going to be a "next time".

Waiting for "next time" is Gulliver laying down for a nap only to awaken helplessly lashed to the ground by a thousand cords slipped upon him by thousands of tiny assailants, all of whom he could have swept away with one blow had he been alert to the need.

Waiting for "next time" is the foolishness against which Patrick Henry warns in his justly-famous "Liberty or Death" speech:

They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.

Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.

Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Let us not be guilty of such foolishness (and in that same vein, don't miss the 'Anniversaries' for this date, the first of which is particularly instructive and inspiring).

FIGHTING THIS BATTLE BEGINS with measuring and marshaling our strength, and this, I think, is best done by eschewing the silence desperately wanted by the bad guys and disturbingly embraced by brow-beaten folks who should know better. For instance, have you noticed how the obvious election fraud of last November has been glared and shushed out of the public dialogue?

This should not be the case. The fraud should be a constant buzz in the public square, with the evidence being steadily accumulated, assembled and polished This crime should be a relentlessly-bleeding wound by which its perpetrators are forced into paralysis or the ruinous overplay of their hand.

LIKEWISE, THE FALSE C19 narrative is being allowed to persist-- in Democrat-controlled states, especially-- by mere politeness and timidity. It should not be.

Opposition politicians and officials who recognize the C19 narrative as a weapon being used to subvert the rule of law are each able to command some kind of public attention. Why are these people not holding town hall meetings urging their constituents to stop maintaining a nurturing environment for their enemies by wearing masks and all the rest, at the mindless and self-destructive expense of their immune system health (and, especially, the physical and mental health of their children)?

Further, these people should be calling with one voice for business-owners to defy all forms of "lockdown" edicts, whether partial or otherwise-- every one of which is both destructive and flatly illegal-- and to fully and unqualifiedly open their businesses, right now!

This is not a partisan issue by its nature-- it is just those in favor of liberty and the rule of law versus tyranny. But in fact, there is a divide on this subject on party lines, so why haven't Republican party organizations in each edict-ridden state arranged for the formation and funding of legal teams to defend any and every such business-owner from threatened fines and other sanctions for exercising their rights? They ought to do so, right now!

HERE'S SOMETHING ELSE: Governors in border states should be sending troops to the border-- nominally in defense of property rights against trespass, if nothing else-- while heading loudly to courts with complaints of a federal government not only not defending the country from invasion but actively encouraging the invasion.

The complaints might be turned away with a judicial dodge about such things being "political matters", but no matter. Making the effort-- and persisting at it-- keeps the pot importantly boiling.

THESE ARE JUST A FEW of the fields of battle from which too many of the good guys are absent. But they illustrate the point that much can, and needs to be, done right now. At the same time, each of these examples should underscore the fact that waiting for "next time" is to wait while your enemies bind you hand and foot so that there will be no "next time".

Right now, America's Gulliver is already sleeping. But it's not too late to wake up and save ourselves-- if we do it right now.

"There is no safety for honest men but by believing all possible evil of evil men."

-Edmund Burke

 

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

-Edward R. Murrow

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Are You Ready To Die For The Neo-Nazis In Kiev?

Don't you think you should be asked before your money is used to bring that about?

NOTHING LEFT OF MANY OF US but our shadows burned into the rubble... Personally, I think the virtues of aggression by the coup-installed regime in power in Ukraine against the overwhelming-majority ethnic Russian population of Crimea-- which voted to rejoin Russia in 2014-- is not worth that candle. What about you?

For no reason other than to mindlessly persist in a long-since plainly futile pipe-dream of world hegemony, neo-con nutcases infesting Washington (with the support of blindly-money-hungry arms makers) have been pushing for years toward war with Russia. Since 2014, the lunatic ambitions and delusions of the neo-Nazis put into power in Ukraine by the Obama administration in February of that year have been the point of the spear in this belligerence.

Recently, the Biden administration has taken the extremely dangerous step of encouraging the Kiev regime to go to war with Russia over Crimea, even going so far as to issue a guarantee of United States support. Unless the nut-cases back down, or are denied the ability to persist, this will not end well.

The Russian claim to Crimea is as sound as such a thing can be, both from historical fact and the plainly-declared preferences of Crimea's inhabitants. Further, Russia's interest there is viewed quite reasonably as one of existential national security. Russia will not back down in this matter.

GIVEN THESE FACTS, any move by Kiev to act as encouraged by the Biden people will result in war, and by virtue of the guarantee so promiscuously given, this means war between Russia and the United States. Kiev and the US cannot win by conventional means-- Russia will conquer Ukraine in a week's time, if that, and if faced with stiff resistance by virtue of US-supplied weapons, may well just reduce western Ukraine to a smoking ruin in the process.

What then will the US do? More importantly, what then will Russia imagine the US will do, and how will it feel compelled to act pre-emptively? Without presuming to answer those questions, it is easy to predict that two extremely-heavily-nuclear-armed states will go on high, hair-trigger alert, and with the US already having military forces within just a stones-throw of major Russian cities, that hair-trigger will really have zero reflection time available on the Russian side, at least.

And really, the same is true for the US side, despite the geographical difference, since Russia's latest hypersonic missiles can deliver total destruction to the continental USA in an astonishingly short time even if launched from the Russian interior, much less from submarines.

IN MY VIEW, NONE OF THIS is a good thing. In my view, the American people have a definite interest in thwarting the administration in any further steps of this suicidal insanity. But what to do?

The American political system is broken. Does anyone actually believe that contacting his or her members of Congress on a matter like this will result in the abandonment of the policy? Those making decisions in Washington don't give a damn about what average Americans think or want unless those things align with their own agendas or those of their party and its owners.

This cold reality can be seen by the simple fact that you were never asked how you felt about poking Russia in the eye on this matter or any of the previous insults, provocations and encroachments that Washington has been hazarding for years now, to the ever-increasing peril of the human race.

However, there is another solution. In their wisdom, the Founders and Framers equipped the American people with a safety feature hard-wired into the US Constitution by which rogue, out-of-control corruption in the political structure can be nullified and brought to heel through independent action by each concerned man and woman.

That mechanism is one which the American political class has striven hard to keep obscured and misunderstood, even to the point of practicing massive deceptions over many decades on an institutional scale. But once knowledgeably laid-out, the mechanism is surprisingly obvious and very easy to deploy.

It's effect is to choke off the resources by which a corrupt state commits its undesirable behaviors, while leaving the core structure of desirable state capabilities fully intact and functioning.

The entire safety mechanism, and how and why it is unstoppable and effective, can be seen in the two-page document and materials linked therefrom, found here.

Read it, share it, use it.

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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 Income Tax 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)

We Must Never Forget The Old Normal

Supporters of lockdown want us to forget that we once lived freely.

by David McGrogan

We have now spent over a year in lockdown limbo. Vaccines were supposed to release us by ‘early spring’. Matt Hancock promised that after the vulnerable had been vaccinated, the government would ‘cry freedom’. Well, it’s early spring, and the vulnerable have more or less all been vaccinated. But Chris Whitty has been back on the airwaves to tell us that there will ‘definitely’ be a third wave of infections. Meanwhile, the head of Public Health England thinks nothing of saying that we will be wearing masks and obeying social distancing rules for ‘years’ – and might as well since, according to her, we have all grown used to it anyway.

Normal life – the pub, the real pub, where you did not have to wear a mask or produce a certificate to get in; meeting friends for a casual coffee; going to work; going to an art gallery or a football match – already seems like a dimly remembered dream. What will be left of those memories if all this really does go on indefinitely? Particularly if there is an ‘escape variant’ that evades vaccination – or if another pandemic comes along?

The Czech author Milan Kundera begins one of his novels with the observation that ‘The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting’. He wrote this specifically about a tactic of leaders behind the Iron Curtain: ‘airbrushing’ inconvenient people from photographs so as to cleanse them from public record. More generally, he was making the point that ideologies – all ideologies – rely on the obliteration of history. An ideology simplifies all of the complexity of the world to a few trite principles. Because history is messy and complicated and almost never conforms to this kind of exercise in reduction, the solution is to forget history altogether. This is why so many ideologies have a ‘Year Zero’ component in their makeup. They are about ripping things up and starting afresh on a blank slate.

Lockdownism, the ideology that now dominates public life, is no different. One of its central elements is forgetting the past, including the very recent past. Before 2020, nobody spoke about ‘lockdown’, ‘social distancing’, ‘the R-rate’, ‘self-isolation’ and so on. Yet we now talk about these concepts as though they have existed for decades – almost as though they are immutable facts about how we have always dealt with infectious disease, rather than a series of ideas dreamed up on the spur of the moment and imposed in a panic. We are encouraged to forget that things used to be different and that we used to live our lives freely, accepting that there were nasty diseases out there that might kill you if you did, but this was a risk worth taking because the alternative was worse.

Imagine going back in time to this moment two years ago, April 2019, and asking somebody whether it would be acceptable to pause children’s education, put an end to live music and live sport, prevent people from meeting family members or hugging at a funeral, and close businesses for an indefinite period, all in response to a virus which more than 99 per cent of people survive. There would have been only one answer. We all know this. That wasn’t how we used to think about these things. But now, we are forced to forget.

I have a personal perspective on this, because my father died of complications arising from flu – back in 2015, when things were different. He was 70 and had been suffering from a rare degenerative brain condition. He had, for some months, been effectively unable to eat, speak, or move; he was extremely frail and the flu was simply too much for him. He developed pneumonia and died very shortly afterwards. This is not at all uncommon. Over 25,000 people die from pneumonia in a normal year in the UK. If you are in my father’s position – elderly and already very ill – the chances are high that it is what will finish you off.

I was very sad about my father’s death, of course. I loved him and he was my dad. What I do not remember is feeling any sense of anger or injustice about the fact that somebody (who knows who?) had evidently passed the flu virus on to him and thereby ‘killed’ him. In those days – 2015 feels like an aeon ago – we did not think of death in this way. It was just something that happened. Yes, I suppose we all knew in an abstract sense that people can die from viruses they catch from others. But if I had gone around after my father’s death, ranting about the irresponsibility of young people going out socialising and of allowing children to go to school and contribute to the spread of flu, I would – rightly – have been told to seek help.

My father died because somebody passed a virus on to him. I loved him, but it was his time. And I would not have dreamed of expecting the whole of human society to put itself on hold in order to save him. Yet this is now how we are enjoined and encouraged to think about the current pandemic. We must all sacrifice our social lives, our jobs, our communities, even our family life, in order to refrain from spreading a virus and thereby inadvertently killing somebody’s granny.

Continued...

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

 

Afterword

ISN'T THIS A WONDERFUL and important perspective on the insanity of the C19 narrative being offered by David McGrogan? His reminder of the mature, philosophical manner in which we all viewed illness prior to the C19 hysteria engineered by a monolithic media and "official health-science" bureaucracy is a much-needed slap in the face for anyone in the grip of the Kool-Aid.

As well, McGrogan's plain statement of the demented and destructive attitude now demanded of everyone as a supposedly "caring" response to the circulation of a virus serves as a particularly effective means of exposing the utter irrationality-- indeed, the not-credibly-sincere character-- of the panic-mongering and threat against which it is deployed. That dictated response is in no way a real, considered and well-meaning answer to a real problem. The over-the-top tone of that response underscores that the purported threat is just a pretense by which a lust for power is seeking satisfaction.

That there is a respiratory-illness-causing virus going around (or had been, anyway, with perhaps another circulating now, as has been true every year forever) need not be disputed. Nor need it be disputed that respiratory diseases bring on death in certain segments of vulnerable populations-- they always have done so.

Here, though, we have a disease which even its most hyperbolic fear-mongers admit (if rarely other than when forced or in the softest of voices) is no real threat at all to the vast majority of any given population. Further, those to whom the disease IS a threat can, in many cases, render themselves safe by simple practices like losing weight, maintaining prophylactic levels of zinc in their systems, and self-isolation with the use of personal protective equipment when appropriate.

Simple common sense indicates that not by the wildest but sane imagination does such a disease merit any response at all by most people, and certainly not the surrender of rights, destruction of the economy, or a "Great Reset" or "New Normal".

And yet that is what we are being shepherded toward with all deliberate speed. Why?

Plainly it's not the real danger of the C19 disease (or its variants or any other moving goal-post bugaboos). So what is the real reason?

Read between the lines of the narrative. At the end of the path down which we are being led are things which you could not be persuaded to seek of your own free will and without the impetus of a hobgoblin scare.

Maybe what lies at the end of that path are impoverishment, chains or an abattoir. Maybe what lies there is not so dramatic, but in any event, what does NOT lie at the end of that path is liberty.

Dig in your heels.

 

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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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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:

Nothing gets done without a reason, and when something appears inexplicable, that's often just because you haven't been sufficiently hard-nosed in your analysis.

Why Gretchen Whitmer Sent Sick People Into Nursing Homes Last Spring

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Do you know why some folks are so enthused about them? It's because...

"Universal Mail-In Ballots" Are The Perfect Set-up For Election Fraud

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Cancel Public School'

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Those getting vaccinated are signing their own death warrants, and possibly setting up the world for a real plague, says Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche.

An Eminent Virologist Sounds An Urgent Alarm Against Current Vaccines

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Even though other things continue to demand attention, it is "tax time" again, so,

It's Time To Celebrate Some More CtC-Educated Victories For The Rule Of Law!!

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Why I Believe That Covid Derangement Syndrome Is Real'

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We've been given a powerful tool, if we are smart enough to use it:

Brian Sicknick Was NOT Bludgeoned With A Fire Extinguisher On Jan. 6. What Does That Tell You?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The (New Normal) War on Domestic Terror'

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It's nice to be able to share a bit of uplift right now:

A Truly Remarkable And Very Important Document From Six State Attorneys General

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I have a few things to say about a few different topics of immediate importance, so...

A Low-Hanging-Fruit Salad

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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)

'Covid Odyssey'

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

A Stinging Rebuke; And A Shameful Hypocrisy

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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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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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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

April 20- In 1861, Robert E. Lee resigns his United States Army commission and devotes himself to the defense of his native country, Virginia.  In 1912, Tiger Stadium in Detroit and Fenway Park in Boston open for business.  In 1916, the Chicago Cubs play their first game at Wrigley Field.  In 1918, the Red Baron shoots down his 79th and 80th dogfight opponents, his last before being killed himself the next day.  In 1999, two students kill or wound 37 unarmed students and teachers at Columbine High School in Colorado.  Arriving on the scene halfway through the carnage, police wait outside the building doing nothing until long after the gunfire has ended.

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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:

April 21- In 1836, Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat Mexican General Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto.  In 1944, France recognizes the right of women to vote.  In 1975, Nguyen Van Thieu, President of South Vietnam, flees Saigon.  In 1989, 100,000 students fill Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.

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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.

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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:

April 22- In 1509, Henry VIII takes the throne of England.  In 1898, the United States Navy initiates a blockade of Cuban ports in an opening move of the Spanish-American War.  In 1912, Pravda begins publication in St. Petersburg, Russia.  In 2000, federal agents seize six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez from his relatives in Miami in order to return him to the island prison.

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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!!

Click here to take the test

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

April 23- In 1968, students protesting the Viet Nam war take over the administration buildings at Columbia University.  In 1985, Coca-Cola changes to the "New Coke".  The fit of madness passes within a few months and use of the old formula is resumed.  In 1988, Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' is bumped from the Billboard 200 for the first time after 741 consecutive weeks on the chart.  In 2018, an attacker wielding a van, not a gun, kills 10 and wounds 16 in Toronto.

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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:

April 24- In 1184 BC, the people of Troy are fooled by avarice into being the means of their own undoing.  Presented with a magnificent giant wooden statue of a horse, the Trojans bring it within their city's walls.  When night falls, Greek warriors hidden within the statue slip out and open the gates of their enemy's stronghold, allowing their fellows who waited outside to pour in and conquer formerly impregnable Troy.  In 1800, President John Adams signs legislation appropriating $5,000 to establish a library of "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".  Now occupying three large buildings holding well over 32 million books and counting-- none of which circulate to the public, and the vast, vast majority of which never have been used by any Congressman and never will be-- and with an annual budget of over $600 million and a staff of more than 3,600, the Library of Congress is a fine example of a cancerous federal boondoggle...  In 1916, the phase of the Irish rebellion known as "The Easter Risings" begins.  In 1970, China puts its first satellite into orbit.  In 1990, the Hubble Space telescope is launched into orbit; and Gruinard Island, Scotland, the test site of weaponized anthrax by the British government during World War II, is declared safe after 48 years of quarantine.

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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:

April 25- In 1846, a U.S. patrol excursion across the Texas border into Mexico precipitates the Mexican-American War.  In 1859, ground is broken for the Suez Canal.  In 1898, the United States declares war on Spain, using the pretext of the mysterious sinking of the USS Maine in a Cuban harbor.  The war resulted in U.S. claims of ownership of the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico, and a more limited sovereignty over Cuba.  In 1916, Britain declares martial law in Ireland in response to the Easter Uprisings.  In 1953, the structure of DNA is described.  In 1961, the integrated circuit is patented.  In 1983, Pioneer 10, launched March 2, 1972, passes the orbit of Pluto.

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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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