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Current Events and Continuing Education for May 3, 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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A disturbing little exercise in reverse engineering:

Have American Educators Decided To Throw Real Teaching Under The Bus?

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It's all about staying on subject...

Dealing With IRS Opportunism

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Sorting out facts and despicable fictions:

On "Vaccines" And "Variants"

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Political Economy Of Fear'

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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:

May 3- In 1802, Washington, D.C. is incorporated.  In 1901, a fire destroys much of Jacksonville, Florida.  Unhindered by FEMA, the city is quickly rebuilt.  In 1916, captured leaders of Irish Easter Risings are executed by the British.  In 1921, West Virginia imposes the first union state sales tax.  In 1946, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins trials of Japanese officials for offenses such as authorizing the waterboarding and other inhumane acts to which captured enemy combatants were subjected.  Ultimately seven are executed and 16 are given life sentences.

 

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.

Have American Educators Decided To Throw Real Teaching Under The Bus?

A disturbing little exercise in reverse engineering.

HERE'S A LITTLE THOUGHT EXPERIMENT: Suppose that beginning slowly back in the 1970s many in the bureaucratic American education establishment-- teachers and administrators-- discovered that it's hard to teach actual academic material such as reading skills, math, sciences, the arts, history, civics, logic, and so forth to kids immersed in a popular culture in which academic accomplishment is increasingly disrespected-- even scorned. Similarly (these folks discovered), it's hard to teach kids from increasingly-common single-parent households-- or intact-family households in which both parents work full-time (thanks to ignorance about the income tax)-- where they are increasingly less likely to be read to, thoughtfully reasoned with, or shown by example the practices and profits of disciplined academic work.

Suppose these education bureaucrats likewise figured out that it's difficult to get students to cooperate in producing satisfactory gender and racial representation (such as in S.T.E.M. disciplines or class rankings) per the notions of political pressure groups when those students are disinclined to do so for any number of reasons (among which could be that the notions of the political pressure groups are wrong).

Suppose that instead of digging in to hoe those tough rows, these bureaucrats figured out that the easier option is to teach (and argue) that systemic racism, misogyny and other evils are built into traditional academic curricula and the overall institutional environment. The object (continues the teaching and the argument) is to thwart the achievements of underperforming or uncooperative students on behalf of the patriarchy's interests.

This selfish design of the patriarchy is such that academic underperformance or the failure of politically-desired proportional representation are entirely due to externalities. None of it (goes the narrative) is the fault of the students-- or of the teachers, of course-- nor due to flaws in the unmet politically-motivated expectations.

IF THESE SUPPOSITIONS ARE SOUND (or to whatever degree they might be) wouldn't it be reasonable to expect a conclusion among those so taught that the only real solutions to the problems of underachievement and disparate outcomes are the nurturing of grievance, criticism of the traditional culture, focus on the "group identity" purportedly distinguishing those being victimized by the patriarchic and racist hegemon, and a revolutionary (or retaliatory, or just generally-- and aggressively-- contrary) impulse? Indeed, what else could be the conclusion of those taught from childhood that they are victims, as described above?

And isn't that conclusion exactly what we are seeing dramatically-expressed in the group-and-grievance-identity politics being shamelessly encouraged and exploited by progressives? Isn't that conclusion just what we're seeing as the energy for a "cancel" culture which recognizes no wrong in simply shutting off voices alleged to be defending the patriarchal or "white supremacist" hegemon?

Wouldn't the string of curricular simplifications that we have seen steadily trotted out by the public education industry over the last several decades (all the way to the current "requirements to show math work is racist" insanity)-- and the falling academic performance with which they have been accompanied-- be consistent with these suppositions?

These ARE all just suppositions, of course. I have no evidence of email exchanges between guilty parties plotting (or just acknowledging) what I suggest may have taken place (or be taking place). But someone is responsible for the astonishing eruption of the ideological pathologies described above among today's young Americans.  I think there is some grist here for the mill.

I WILL END with a reminder that homeschooling shields children from all external influences, whether one's fear is of the "patriarchal hegemon" or of the corrupted education industry. Further, making use of the Founders' state-resource-regulating mechanism diminishes the harm that can be done by either of these threats, whichever of them keeps you up at night.

Make your choices, take control, and teach your children well.

P.S. Enjoy a sharp riff on the proposition of "systemic [whatever]" as the only reason for disparate outcomes in the modest proposal Theodore Dalrymple offers here.

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Dealing With IRS Opportunism

Two important responses which are often misunderstood and overlooked.

I HEARD FOR THE FIRST TIME RECENTLY FROM someone who describes himself as a long-time student of CtC (since 2006), but who only pulled it all together and stepped onto the field in 2016 with his first educated return, followed by more every subsequent year. All of these timely returns yielded victories.

My correspondent's string of successes was good cause for celebration. But the reason for his reach-out was that upon having finally resolved to take action in 2016, he had also filed belated returns for 2003 - 2015, in regard to which he had been, until then, a non-filer.

Two things happened in response to the 13 belated filings. The good one was the prompt ending of what had become a steady monthly ding in the new warrior's military retirement on the proposition that he owed taxes for the previously unfiled years. The other, annoying response, a few years later, was a batch of "frivolous return penalties" (FRPs) for these late filings.

My correspondent's interest in writing me was in getting some feedback on his handling of these FRPs (which had already taken the matter through IRS appeals) and guidance going forward (which would be into tax court). His victories which I mentioned above only appear in what he sent to me by way of references in exchanges with the IRS. No scans were provided.

Because doing so will benefit others, I am going to respond to my correspondent by way of the remainder of this article (other than as to a few detail issues which will be communicated just between the two of us). There are two matters to address.

REGARDING THE FRPs, I will take this opportunity to re-emphasize something I have occasion to repeat more often than should be necessary: In my view, it is never helpful nor wise to argue issues not raised by the assertion being disputed.

In FRP assertions, the asserted "frivolous position" on which targeted filings by CtC-educated filers are purportedly based is almost always expressly identified as "Argument 44". "Argument 44" or "ARG44" will appear on the Form 8278 authorizing the penalty for each of those filings as the declared basis for the purported supervisor approval by which the penalty assertion is held to be valid (as seen in the examples here and here).

As presented here in considerable detail, "Argument 44"-- on the official (and only legally-valid) list of "positions" in regard to which a FRP can be imposed-- is the argument that:

(44) A taxpayer’s income is not taxable if the taxpayer assigns or attributes the income to a religious organization (a “corporation sole” or ministerial trust) claimed to be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3), or similar arguments described as frivolous in Rev. Rul. 2004-27, 2004-1 C.B. 625.

If "argument 44" is the asserted qualifying "frivolous position" on which a return is approved for penalty (and no penalty can be valid without written supervisor approval), the position quoted above must be apparent on the face of the return (or otherwise established as the basis for the self-assessment calculated thereon). Lacking evidence of that basis, a penalty approved on an allegation of "Argument 44" is invalid. Full stop.

In light of the simple legal mechanics arising from the foregoing statutory facts, two elements appear as the sole real issues relevant to the FRP being asserted in such a case. One is the question of whether evidence of reliance on that "position" actually appears on, or can be construed from, what appears on the return. As noted above, lacking that evidence, the penalty fails. Thus, pointing to the lack of such evidence is relevant to the issue.

THE OTHER (and somewhat less obvious) element is that since no evidence of reliance upon "Argument 44" appears on, or can be construed from, the return, it is clear that the "approval" given to the penalty was entirely without actual scrutiny of the return or meaningful consideration of the aptness of the penalty, and the penalty assertion is invalid on those grounds, as well.

In other words, a qualified "supervisor's" signature may appear on the Form 8278 "approving" the penalty (or purport to appear, there often being an open question of whether a signature in the 'approver's' field is actually that of the direct supervisor of the penalty's originator, as required by law). But where no evidence appears of the asserted qualifying "position", the "approval" was plainly just a blind rubber-stamp, examining, and thus approving, nothing.

These two elements are directly and exclusively relevant to the penalty assertion. Leaving aside matters like whether the purported "supervisor" really is one, or timing issues, nothing else is relevant

Although it may be hard for some to grasp, an "ARG44" FRP assertion isn't alleging that a filer's earnings are "income", or that he works for the Department of Transportation, or anything else. All that is being alleged is that the filer completed his return on the basis that his "income is not taxable if [he] assigns or attributes [it] to a religious organization (a “corporation sole” or ministerial trust) claimed to be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3)", or similar arguments. Period.

Again, whether THAT "POSITION"-RELIANCE ALLEGATION is proven is all that matters in contesting the validity of the asserted penalty (with the added fact that lacking such proof, the penalty is also invalid for the manifest lack of legitimate supervisory approval).

All must make their own calls as to how to chart their courses, but in my view, the two elements above are the only things that should be argued in a dispute over an "ARG44" penalty assertion. Nothing else is relevant; nothing else will help; and anything else will actually cause problems.

NOW LET'S MOVE ON TO THE OTHER matter to be addressed-- the failure of my new correspondent (and so, so many others out there) to share with me his victories, so that I can share them with everyone else.

As was very much the case last year, so far in 2021 I have heard from many people announcing victories in upholding and enforcing the rule of law with CtC-educated filings-- but without the documentation being submitted for posting. This failure to share is, to be frank, irresponsible, and it really needs to be corrected.

Let me explain...

AS HARD AS IT MAY BE for those further down the path to remember from when they began their own journey, new folks just becoming aware of CtC's liberating, state-restraining information experience the transformation of their understanding incrementally. One of the very first and biggest roadblocks on this "Pilgrim's Progress"-- well-cultivated and reinforced by tax agencies and their beneficiaries who don't want CtC's information to spread-- is the suspicion that CtC-educated victories, learning of which may be what brought them to the foot of the path to begin with, are just "slips through the cracks" of some kind.

These 'tenderfeet' often haven't taken in enough facts and evidence to dismiss the "slip through the cracks" anxiety, which is fed heartily in every Americans' subconscious from lifetime-conditioned deference to "official" narratives and fear of the IRS. These folks can easily let those deeply-conditioned cognitive blinders push entirely out of mind the more than 17-year history of CtC, and all the authority of which its revelations are comprised-- get a snapshot here-- even if those things have yet entered their minds at all by that point.

To such nervous tenderfeet, it is what happened yesterday that matters, and their ability to see ongoing victories-- especially the first new examples posted for each new year-- can be the difference between them proceeding down the path (and learning why all of their anxieties are groundless, no matter what happens), or turning away and retreating into the comforting darkness of the barn.

IT MAY ALSO BE HARD for those further down the path to keep in mind the enormous importance to their own well-being of LOTS of Americans staying on the path and becoming CtC-educated. I don't think I should have to explain this-- everyone reading these words must understand how important to their own happiness it would be if the HR director at the company for which they work was so educated, for instance.

It's important for everyone's security, as well. There will be no obnoxious "FRP" assaults once enough Americans know the truth about the tax.

Because these things are true, everyone already down the path should view it as a very high priority to instantly share every victory for posting here (see formatting and submission guidance here)-- and to do their own posting of those victories as well. Everyone should strongly want to see these victories-- accompanied by referral to LHC to learn more-- posted like a blizzard, everywhere possible.

FOR THOSE LIKE MY CORRESPONDENT in the matter discussed above, who is himself being victimized by an obnoxious assault made possible by widespread ignorance of CtC's truths, sharing victories and spreading the word is especially important. Having unfortunately let the best time to do so-- immediately upon winning them-- slip away, my correspondent should view jumping into gear and sharing those victories to be as much an appropriate response to that harassment as the legal response.

Likewise, the arising of any "pushback" should be a prompt to anyone so targeted to go into high gear spreading the word, even if without personal victories. This may seem like a big ask, so to speak, but read this carefully:

In the discussion above of the legal issues involved in the FRP assault, every one of you has been given a clear-as-day, three-to-five-paragraph proof that the IRS is forced to resort to complete pretenses and frauds when trying to stand in the way of a CtC-educated filer, or to discourage CtC-educated filings. Do you see what power these pretenses give you to open the eyes of other people?

The fact is, the truth wins the cognitive battle-- both when properly honored, and just as much when improperly disputed, as long as those standing with it recognize the implications and evidentiary utility of such bad behaviors.

So, c'mon, people! Share those victories (and post them everywhere yourselves, too)!

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On "Vaccines" And "Variants"

As usual, the bilge from the MSM and the government (but I repeat myself...) is unfit for consumption.

THERE IS LITTLE MORE NAUSEATING than the push from all co-opted quarters just recently for everyone to get the "vaccine" so we can return to normal. The baldly-stated subtext is that the "lockdown" restrictions ordered by various governors won't get lifted until everyone has submitted to the injection, so let's get going, people!

What is going unsaid by all these "Let's get back to normal" pleaders is the obvious rejoinder of "Since when does any state or federal executive branch official in this country have the rightful authority to thus autocratically interfere with the liberties of Americans?!" They flatly don't (read the WHOLE article), so shouldn't that have been the immediate heads-snapped-up response when people like Gretchen Whitmer made her presumptuous announcement last week that "permission" to resume our freedoms would be incrementally- contingent upon varying percentages of the Michigan population becoming "vaccinated"?

More, going unsaid (often due to suppression) is the fact that a huge portion of the American population is already immune due to exposure to the virus over the past 16 months, and thus herd immunity is already fully in place. This explains why those wishing to keep the panic alive for their own reasons have been pretending "cases" and fatalities from this year's seasonal flu are C19 events and making ridiculous assertions for why flu is going unreported.

See the assertions here, in which, among other things, it is argued that the same mitigation measures seeming to fail as to C19 are somehow keeping the flu at bay. Another is that this year's flu vaccine-- adoption rates of which are not actually known, btw-- is somehow vastly more effective than any version has ever been before.

FURTHER, (AND THE MAIN POINT HERE), going unsaid (often due to suppression) is the fact that the naturally-acquired immunity from exposure offers full protection against the much-touted "variants" bug-a-boo-- unlike the currently-flogged "vaccines". Let me explain the difference.

Your natural immune system breaks an invading pathogen down into hundreds of subcomponents, training your body to protect against any and all of them. "Variants" of a virus involve small changes to the overall organism, and do nothing to hinder naturally-acquired immunity from exposure, which will continue to kill the "varied" virus through recognition of the 99% that is unchanged (all as better explained by Dr. Michael Yeadon here).

The same complete, flexible protection would be obtained from a real vaccine, which would involve the injection of actual C19 virus (either weakened or dead)

The current "vaccines", on the other hand, even if taken only as advertised (or quietly admitted) by the manufacturers and boosters, is only the introduction of a description of a single, very narrow physiological feature of the virus. These faux vaccines prompt immune response training for nothing but that one feature. Those relying on such "vaccines" ARE potentially vulnerable to variants-- but, ironically, should hope to encounter one and become infected, so as to acquire more complete immunity going forward...

ALL TOLD, everything we are being told about "the pandemic" by the MSM and their government principals is horsesh*t, and should be rejected with a grimace when served up for your consumption. Those who dig in to the crap should be derided and deprogrammed. Those who serve it up should be denounced.

On those latter notes, Tucker Carlson offers a welcome voice of reason equipped with a bully pulpit, sharing some thoughts in the first half or so of the video below on the insanity of the current narrative. Enjoy. 

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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.

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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)

The Political Economy Of Fear

by Robert Higgs

[S]ince love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.

— Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, 1513

All animals experience fear—human beings, perhaps, most of all. Any animal incapable of fear would have been hard pressed to survive, regardless of its size, speed, or other attributes. Fear alerts us to dangers that threaten our well-being and sometimes our very lives. Sensing fear, we respond by running away, by hiding, or by preparing to ward off the danger.

To disregard fear is to place ourselves in possibly mortal jeopardy. Even the man who acts heroically on the battlefield, if he is honest, admits that he is scared. To tell people not to be afraid is to give them advice that they cannot take. Our evolved physiological makeup disposes us to fear all sorts of actual and potential threats, even those that exist only in our imagination.

The people who have the effrontery to rule us, who call themselves our government, understand this basic fact of human nature. They exploit it, and they cultivate it. Whether they compose a warfare state or a welfare state, they depend on it to secure popular submission, compliance with official dictates, and, on some occasions, affirmative cooperation with the state’s enterprises and adventures. Without popular fear, no government could endure more than twenty-four hours. David Hume taught that all government rests on public opinion, but that opinion, I maintain, is not the bedrock of government. Public opinion itself rests on something deeper: fear.

Hume recognizes that the opinions that support government receive their force from “other principles,” among which he includes fear, but he judges these other principles to be “the secondary, not the original principles of government” ([1777] 1987, 34). He writes: “No man would have any reason to fear the fury of a tyrant, if he had no authority over any but from fear” (ibid., emphasis in original). We may grant Hume’s statement yet maintain that the government’s authority over the great mass of its subjects rests fundamentally on fear. Every ideology that endows government with legitimacy requires and is infused by some kind(s) of fear. This fear need not be fear of the government itself and indeed may be fear of the danger from which the tyrant purports to protect the people.

The Natural History of Fear

Continued...

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

 

Afterword

DESPITE BEING a few years old, this piece by Higgs is very pointedly relevant to current events. Indeed, the piece is timeless, or will be for as long as we have states unrestrained by the sort of widespread, institutionalized jealous regard for individual liberties intended by America's Founders and Framers.

I particularly appreciate Higgs' workaday presentation on the crass realities of political calculation. Everyone needs to internalize that perspective-- it's a nice antidote to the efforts of the political class and its beneficiaries to tart up state impositions as benevolent, necessary and done for your own good (or on behalf of causes you, if moral and wise, should support).

ALL TOLD, HIGGS' PIECE points any sensible person straight to the principles and purposes articulated in this short, concise explanation of the Founders' solution to an overgrown state. Read it and share it, please. It is the key to liberation from those practicing the politics of fear. (And click on the image below for a look at the issue from a different direction.)

 

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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

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Lawyers: It's Way Past Time For You All To Queue Up!

[Y]ou really need to familiarize yourself with Pete Hendrickson's absolutely magnificent work at his website and in his book(s). He has, brilliantly and lucidly, "cracked the code" regarding the federal income EXCISE tax(es)."

-Mark C. Phillips, JD

 

"...I find your work fascinatingly simple to understand."

-Jerry Arnowitz, JD

 

"Your book is a masterpiece!"

-Michael Carver, JD

 

"Received your book yesterday. Started reading at 11 PM, finished at 4 AM." "I have 16 feet (literally 16' 4.5") of documents supporting just about everything in your book." "Your book should be required reading for every lawyer before being admitted to any Bar." "I hope you sell a million of them."

-John O'Neil Green, JD

 

“Thanks again for your efforts, Pete. They mean an awful lot to a lot of people.” “…as an attorney, I am humbled by your knowledge and ability in navigating the law. THANK YOU for your hard work and sacrifice.”

-Eric Smithers, JD

 

"I am an attorney and want to give a testimonial to your book, which I find to be compelling. I am exercising these rights for myself and my adult children. I'm even considering making this my new avenue of law practice."

-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD

Learn what these colleagues already know, then step forward and become part of a coordinated, mutually-supportive squadron focused on developing strategy and deploying the law in courtrooms across the country. There's a lot of suing that needs doing right now.

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Are You Ready For More Power?

"Peter Hendrickson has done it again! 'Upholding The Law' does for individual liberties what 'Cracking the Code' did for tax law compliance: exposes the reader to the unalienable truth!"

-Jesse Herron, Bill Of Rights Press, Fort Collins, Colorado

Click here for more information

And don't miss:

Was Grandpa Really a Moron

picks up where 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About The Income Tax' leaves off.

Click here for more information

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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")?

 

Do you know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fifteenth) edition of CtC!

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:

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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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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See Prior Editions In Their Entirety:

Newsletter Archives

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Get All Newsletters As They Are Published:

Newsletter Delivery Options

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My My interview by Lana Lotkeff for Radio 3Fourteen can be found here.

Find my YouTube channel here.

 

The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

Btw, a copy of CtC from anywhere except the link above may not be a current edition. CHECK. It matters. Also, there ARE no e-book, Kindle or .pdf versions of CtC. Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for free-- any such thing.

Get The Short, Easy Intro To The Liberating Truth About The Tax

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 4- In 1886, a day after police had fired into a crowd of striking McCormick Harvesting Machine Company workers-- killing at least two, a bomb is thrown at police trying to break up a subsequent labor rally in Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois.  8 are killed and 60 are wounded; the police open fire on the crowd again, resulting in an unknown number of casualties.  In 1932, Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year sentence for tax evasion.  In 1970, National Guardsmen shoot into a crowd of unarmed students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University, killing four and wounding nine.

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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

H/T to Jonesy for circulating this fun little meme and video link.

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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:

May 5- In 1215, rebel barons in England renounce their allegiance to King John, in the first in a series of events leading to the imposition of Magna Carta on the despotic monarchy.  In 1865, the first train robbery in the USA takes place in North Bend, Ohio.  In 1904, Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in modern baseball history.  In 1925, John Scopes is arrested for teaching evolution at a high school in Dayton, Tennessee.

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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.

Learn how (and why) to share YOUR testimony, here.

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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:

May 6- In 1536, King Henry VIII commands that English-language Bibles are to be placed in every church.  In 1861, Arkansas secedes from the union.  In 1877, after twelve years of war, Sioux Chief Crazy Horse surrenders to the U.S. Cavalry.  In 1889, the Eiffel Tower opens to the public.  In 1935, an FDR executive order creates the Works Progress Administration.  In 1937, the German zeppelin 'Hindenburg' (filled with hydrogen due to a United States-imposed embargo of helium shipments to Germany), burst into flames while docking in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 35 of 97 persons aboard, and one person on the ground below.  In 1954, Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile.  In 1994, Paula Jones files a sexual harassment suit against then-President Bill Clinton.

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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

Click here for more Tax IQ tests

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

May 7- In 1429, Joan of Arc wins her first major military victory, ending the Siege of Orleans.  In 1824, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony premiers in Vienna.  In 1915, the British ship Lusitania is sunk by a German U-boat with Americans on board.  The fact that the ship, which was purportedly a passenger and non-military cargo ship, was actually carrying a large load of munitions from the U.S. to Britain was kept from the civilians encouraged to take passage by U.S. and British officials, despite specific warnings from the German government that the ship would be viewed as a military target.  The expected sinking and loss of American lives were then used to encourage popular and Congressional support for American entry into World War I.  In 1992, Michigan gets around to ratifying what then becomes the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution (barring mid-term Congressional pay raises)-- 203 years after it was first submitted to the several states for approval.  In 1998, Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion.  In 2017, after 7 years of grossly-unjust imprisonment, United States war-crime whistleblower Chelsea Manning was released from federal prison on a qualified commutation of the remaining 28 years of her sentence by outgoing President Barak Obama 5 months before.

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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:

May 8- In 1886, John Pemberton invents Coca-Cola.  In 1945, combat in Europe ends with an unconditional German surrender in World War II.  In 1973, the American Indian Movement occupation of Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee ends.  In 1980, the World Health Organization declares smallpox eradicated (except for the supplies being kept for possible future deployment by the United States military, and possibly the Russian Federation, as well...).

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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:

May 9- In 1941, the British navy captures a German submarine containing an 'Enigma' cryptography machine, allowing the Allies to decrypt coded German messages.  In 1945, Vidkun Quisling, who had been installed as Premier of Norway after the country had been invaded and occupied by Germany, is arrested.  He would later be executed for treason.  In 1960, the US Food and Drug Administration approves the first oral contraceptive.  In 1970, between 75,000 and 100,000 Americans gather in front of the White House protesting the war in Vietnam.  In 1974, formal impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon for offenses stemming from a warrantless surveillance scheme begin in the House of Representatives.  In 2004, Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is assassinated during a World War II memorial parade.

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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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