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No culture can long survive the embrace of delusions and denial...
June 21- In 1788, New Hampshire becomes
the ninth state to ratify the United States Constitution, thus bringing the
federal government into existence insofar as New Hampshire, Delaware,
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and
South Carolina were concerned. In 1898, Guam is organized as a United States
Territory. In 1948, Columbia Records introduces the LP. In 2004, SpaceShipOne
becomes the first privately-funded craft to achieve spaceflight.
Anniversaries of interest for
each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter
HEY, People! Please don't just
read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or
approvingly and then move on to other things. I don't post in order
to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with
perspectives and arguments with which to
educate others, and in the
expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or
direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things.
We won't win by YOU knowing what I
present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.
Join me on
The Power Hour
Tuesday, June 22, and Wednesday, June 30, each at 12 noon to 2PM
Speaking Plainly About "Transgender" Madness
No culture can long survive the embrace of delusions and
LET'S START OUT BY PUTTING DOWN a marker: Someone who would
mutilate his or her own body with scalpels or chemicals in service to
the delusion that they are-- or are meant to be-- a gender which they
are not is deeply ill. Put another way, anyone so far gone into the
delusion that they are, or are meant to be, a gender which they are not
as to mutilate themselves with scalpels or chemical, is deeply ill.
Further, anyone who would facilitate, encourage, or exploit such a
delusion or such harmful behavior-- for any reason, even what is
imagined to be an exercise of compassion (but is really just moral and
intellectual laziness)-- is deeply corrupt in intellect,
or spirit, or both.
And any culture that refuses to acknowledge the foregoing
IT'S VERY HARD to speak of these matters. A blitzkrieg on
behalf of "trans" delusions storms across the country, weaponizing
social media, the MSM, co-opted commercial interests and beneficiary
professionals, all with the smirking support of the "brave new normal"
Biden administration and its allies in Congress.
The object of the assault is to discourage clear thinking
and plain speech about this infection of madness which has lately
erupted into the open like never before. These corrupt supporting voices
mean to see "trans" and "gender fluidity" fictions normalized in America
beyond any chance of uprooting.
The declared objects of the blitzkrieg are "inclusion" and
"tolerance" and, yes, "compassion". But experience teaches us that
political and commercial capital is seldom, if ever, spent for such
benign and altruistic purposes.
I SUSPECT THAT THE REAL REASON (or one of the real reasons)
behind this muscular push to mainstream manifest insanity-- which
afflicts less than half of one percent of Americans, and therefore is
plainly not defended and encouraged for direct political or
commercial reasons-- is otherwise. I suspect the real reason behind this
indefensible embrace of lunacy is to support the interests of the
somewhat larger communities of homosexuals, those embracing a certain
extreme strain of radical feminism, and advocates and apologists for the
All of the above-mentioned groups are inordinately
influential in Democrat party politics and the superficial popular
culture. All, I suspect, feel threatened in their
ideological, legal and political arguments by the continued recognition
by the rest of us that men and women are distinguishable from each other
by inherent personality and psychological traits, the key fact disputed
by "trans" and "gender fluidity" advocacy.
That threat would lie in the fact that because men and
women ARE harmonious but distinctly different complements of each other,
same-sex couples and single-parent households-- in which one half or the other of the human whole is
missing-- cannot raise psychologically-healthy children. Children raised
in such an environment never have a chance to learn the complex dance of
give and take by which men and women interweave their diverse interests,
strengths, and interlocking supports to produce nature's proper social
and psychological whole.
In light of this fact, the handing over of children to same
sex couples, and the evaporation of stigma previously serving to
discourage unmarried women from having babies, become problems to be
solved, rather than social evolution we all should continue to quietly
tolerate and accommodate.
Obviously, that transformation of perspective would gore a
few oxen. Just as obviously, those oxen would be spared if "gender
fluidity" settles into the public consciousness, with its "repudiation"
of the notion of actual inherent differences between men and women.
But a healthy society cannot last when abuse of its
children is "normed", and when social, political and legal policy rests
on the rejection of reality.
NOW, I'M JUST SPITBALLIN' HERE, of course-- at least
as to the motivations behind the defense of the "trans" thing. I will
continue to watch and learn and consider, and perhaps I will conclude
otherwise in time.
The observations with which I began, however, about the
insanity of "gender dysphoria" and "reassignment" surgery, and
the intellectual and spiritual corruption of those who promote and enable it
(especially those who promote and enable it in children), are a done
deal. They are as certain and correct as the fact that the sun will rise
in the morning.
The Second Amendment Is NOT For "Peaceful,
Quite the contrary...
A PIECE ARGUING AGAINST newly proposed regulation of so-called
"ghost guns" the other day, I found myself rolling my eyes upon
encountering the phrase "peaceful, law-abiding citizens" as the
purportedly-intended beneficiaries of the Second Amendment. (That's the
Amendment to the US Constitution which secures the right of every American
to keep and bear arms.)
This might have been my five-hundredth such encounter over
the years. The unthinking deployment of this "peaceful, law-abiding
citizen" phrase by even those who imagine themselves passionate
supporters of the right to keep and bear arms is obnoxiously, if
Realizing that the subject of the Amendment is once again
being put into political play by Democrat snowflakes and statists on
several fronts right now-- in regard to "ghost guns" and so-called
"assault weapons", for instance-- I think this is a good time to set the
record straight (once again) on the true character of those on whose
behalf it exists. I speak of decidedly UN-peaceful and law-DEFYING
citizens, and without intending so much as a speck of literary art in
THE SECOND AMENDMENT, in a nutshell, secures the right of
fed-up Americans to ignore any law prohibiting the violent overthrow of
the existing domestic regime (or any other law implicated by their
chosen course) and shoot their way through Washington or any state
capitol in order to restore the republic. It secures the right of
Americans to defend themselves with force in any way they see fit
against "governance" which is being imposed on them against their will.
(Optimally, such violence will only be deployed upon the
failure of the People's efforts to defend themselves through the
ballot-box. But there's no requirement to that effect.)
That is, the Second Amendment is written to secure the
rights of violent men and women who have lost respect for what may
nominally be relevant "laws", but which are but the tyrant's will, as
described by Thomas Jefferson in his observation:
“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our
will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do
not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the
tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the
NOW, DON'T MISUNDERSTAND-- it's not just me saying any of
the foregoing. The very same violent folks who broke a dozen laws of the
government under which they were born and who wrote and adopted the
Second Amendment say just what I say. You can see their words and a
complete legal analysis of the Amendment in
Please read through that compilation and analysis, and then
pass it around. We have Independence Day coming up fast, and it's pretty
important that all Americans have a clear picture of what that's really
In the same vein, as you celebrate the anniversary this
year, especially, please seriously consider the recital of
American Pledge of Allegiance at your gathering. (You can see/hear
the proper pledge being recited
Also, consider adopting a practice of insisting that it
replace the lame Bellamy pledge on every occasion going forward in which
a pledge is recited (i.e., city council meetings, political rallies,
sporting events). It's long past time we ceased hypnotizing our children
with state-worshiping nonsense.
Share these all, everywhere you can. Be your most
creative self in sending and "selling" these links. Do memes; make
gifs; respond to everything in the news that would be or have been
better had the state been small, or if Americans kept their money
for their own uses.
If you pay attention to the news and train yourself to
apply these perspectives, you will see a dozen things of which you
can make use in awakening other Americans to the virtues of having
the income tax correctly administered. Please, for my sake, for your
own sake, for the sake of your children and their future, make that
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Not Letting This "Crisis" Go To Waste...
...an important action item opportunity.
FRIENDS, THE SPORADIC BITS OF EASING of the despotic measures to
which most of the country has been subjected this year should not be
allowed to bleed off the head of steam you probably had been developing.
The offenses happened, and they're far from over. Stay hot.
And while you are all warmed up, and while others, if
they're smart, are just as hot, I'd like you to send an email (and
Facebook post, or whatever) with the following content to everyone you
can (with a request that they pass it along, in turn):
[Name], over the last several months you've
watched as over-fed state power has been used to literally destroy
classical Western civilization and impose a new despotic paradigm. No
dissent or debate permitted-- no permission or agreement sought.
YOU KNOW where this will end up if the arrogant
state power being used to make this happen isn't radically diminished in
size, influence, resources and popular support, and exposed as an
opportunistic exploiter of legal ignorance (an ignorance which it has
been nurturing in the average mind for decades).
Those things having not yet happened, you
should be quaking in your boots-- and you probably are.
Isn't it time-- and past time-- for you to
begin helping to make those desperately-needed defensive changes take
place? There is only one way these things can happen short of a
who-knows-what we'll-end-up-with explosion of violence. I'm going to
show it to you.
When you're done with that reading, you'll know
what to do next.
BTW, REMEMBER, ALSO, THAT EVERY AMERICAN has lately been given a stark lesson in the fact
that government officials at all levels will lie to you and violate the
law without batting an eye. They will do so any time it serves their agenda, and
you don't call them out for it.
If you know anyone who has been persisting in denial on the
truth about the income tax, you know such nonsense is usually be
grounded in some version or another of, "That can't be true..." or "They
would never do something like that...". Now's the time to put a pin in
that delusional bubble.
As the C19 hoax has starkly shown, "that" certainly CAN be true, and they
certainly WOULD do something
Use this evidence in all your
"It is not the function of our Government to keep the
citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to
keep the Government from falling into error."
-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
(Deceitful efforts to discourage Americans from
learning the truth about the "income tax")
FOR ALL THE YEARS SINCE 2003 when
CtC was first published, the government has engaged in a
concerted effort to frighten people away from its truths. This
effort involves official government websites and press releases
touting an occasional court ruling that appears to be at odds
CtC-revelation (but without details sufficient to expose the
real substance of the ruling)--
and sometimes even more mendacious behavior.
Are the presentations and
resources offered on this site and in my other work of any value to you?
Tim Kendrick has posted
on YouTube regarding donations. I didn't know what to do about
it to begin with; I don't do what I do intending for anyone to
feel obligated in any way.
But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue
to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only
the cost of a cheap paperback.
Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very
thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is
just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be
conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support.
No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to
act let it be solely because it seems right.
All-in-all, just be the sort of person for others
that you would go to yourself for trustworthy leadership.
Leadership is a challenge. But it's not
complicated, and you can do it.
Are You Having Trouble Spreading The
SKEPTICISM (SOMETIMES INVOKED BY FEAR) IS TO BE
EXPECTED when you're trying to explain to someone that
everything they've been encouraged their whole lives to
believe about something as entrenched and significant as the
income tax is basically nonsense. So here's a way to help
cut through the resistance:
Ask your listener how he or she would react if
you were to show an announcement from the Commissioner of
Internal Revenue admitting that the tax doesn't apply to the
earnings of most Americans and is misapplied most of the
time because people don't understand how it works? Or how
about if you showed a ruling from the Supreme Court saying
Now you just have to explain that
you're going to show exactly those things-- but because
the state really doesn't want people to know this, these
things haven't been said quite as forthrightly as we would
all wish. It's going to take a bit more work to take these
admissions in than is sufficient for just reading a press
release. But it'll be worth the effort...
IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of
energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool
families and community groups, your neighbors, your
family members, your pastors and
co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs,
members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia,
Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone
in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth
movement, other activist movements and everyone
you have only yourself to blame for your
troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which
you might complain. It's on you.
WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note
explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic
is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI
(weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.
Remember: Real Americans don't accommodate fog, lies and a sliding scale of
adherence to the rule of law. Real American men and women stand up for the
truth and the law, come what may, knowing that it is only by setting the bar
at the top and enforcing it, come what may, that liberties are secured.
"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be
strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be
JOB ONE, PEOPLE!!! SPREAD. THE. WORD.
ONLY ONE THING WILL WIN YOU YOUR LIBERTY:
Spreading the truth. Accordingly, I've assembled
outreach resources into a new, dedicated page. Find it
here, and please, USE THESE TOOLS!! I can't
do this all by myself.
"In a time of
universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary
An inquiry won't dig out the truth. It will only deepen the
by Jonathan Cook
A year ago, the idea that Covid-19 leaked from a lab in
Wuhan – a short distance from the wet market that is usually claimed to be the
source of the virus – was dismissed as a crackpot theory, supported only by
Donald Trump, QAnon and hawks on the right looking to escalate tensions
dangerously with China.
Now, after what has been effectively a
year-long blackout of the lab-leak theory by the corporate media and the
scientific establishment, President Joe Biden has
investigation to assess its credibility. And as a consequence, what was
treated until a few weeks ago as an unhinged, rightwing conspiracy is
suddenly being widely aired and seriously considered by liberals.
Every media outlet is running prominent stories
wondering whether a pandemic that has killed so many people and
destroyed the lives of so many more can be blamed on human hubris and
meddling rather than on a natural cause.
For many years, scientists at labs like
Wuhan’s have conducted Frankenstein-type experiments on viruses. They
have modified naturally occurring infective agents – often found in
animals such as bats – to try to predict the worst-case scenarios for
how viruses, especially coronaviruses, might evolve. The claimed purpose
has been to ensure humankind gets a head start on any new pandemic,
preparing strategies and vaccines in advance to cope.
Viruses are known to have escaped from labs
like Wuhan’s many times before, and leaked US cables show Washington was
safety procedures and security at the Wuhan lab two years before the
emergence of Covid-19. There are now
by China, that
several staff at Wuhan got sick in late 2019, shortly before Covid-19
exploded on to the world stage. Did a human-manipulated novel
coronavirus escape from the lab and spread around the world?
No interest in truth
Here we get to the tricky bit. Because nobody
in a position to answer that question appears to have any interest in
finding out the truth – or at least, they have no interest in the rest
of us learning the truth. Not China. Not US policy-makers. Not the World
Health Organisation. And not the corporate media.
The only thing we can state with certainty is
this: our understanding of the origins of Covid has been narratively
managed over the past 15 months and is still being narratively managed.
We are being told only what suits powerful political, scientific and
We now know that we were misdirected a year ago
into believing that a lab leak was either fanciful nonsense or evidence
of Sinophobia –
when it was very obviously neither. And we should understand now, even
though the story has switched 180 degrees, that we are still being
misdirected. Nothing that the US administration or the corporate media
have told us, or are now telling us, about the origins of the virus can
No one in power truly wants to get to the
bottom of this story. In fact, quite the reverse. Were we to truly
understand its implications, this story might have the potential not
only to hugely discredit western political, media and scientific elites
but even to challenge the whole ideological basis on which their power
Which is why what we are seeing is not an
effort to grapple with the truth of the past year, but a desperate bid
by those same elites to continue controlling our understanding of it.
Western publics are being subjected to a continuous psy-op by their own
JONATHAN COOK DELIVERS a great lesson in exercising a clear-eyed
recognition of agenda-driven narratives (especially the cover-your-ass and
keep-'em-in-the-dark varieties). Eyewash is the order of the day from those
responsible for the "C19 pandemic" attack on the rights and well-being of all
the rest of us.
To sum up, or identify a take-away bottom line, don't let
anyone get away with making this into an "evil China" thing (or "evil
Communist Party of China" thing), as the real guilty parties-- and many
(to them) useful idiots in the punditry-- are trying hard to do. If
China is culpable in this, it is only insofar as it cooperated with Tony
Fauci and officials at the WHO (and likely those involved in 'Event
201'-- the dry-run for the pandemic which was waiting in the wings).
THE ONLY DISAPPOINTING THING about Cook's observations is
the pessimism he displays in his conclusion, that "no meaningful lesson
will be learnt about what really happened in Wuhan" (and therefore we
are doomed to continue to be jerked around by the usual suspects...). I
At least, I disagree with the pessimism. We absolutely can
get to the bottom of this, and expose the perps--indeed, the perps stand
exposed right now. The only real problem is not in learning what
happened but in holding those responsible accountable so as to take
known threats against the public well-being out of play and deterring
the next batch of wannabe masters of the universe.
To accomplish that accountability, Americans need to shift
power from the professional political class-- which is long-since
co-opted into common interest with the bad guys, if not outright
participation in the crimes-- back to themselves. When the apparatus of
the State has shrunk to its Constitutionally-intended proportions, it
will be incapable of shielding bad actors of the sort responsible for
the C19 assault, as it now does easily with well-practiced narrative
Toward that end, I urge everyone to recognize
the CtC solution, and
help others do so, as well.
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
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
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needs doing right now.
Are you ready for a challenge that'll put some real meaning
behind all the effort you went through to get your credentials?
Send me an email.
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"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
-Jesse Herron, Bill Of Rights Press, Fort Collins, Colorado
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know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?
someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated,
far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were
complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it
wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they
themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even
while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from
the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax
bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?
know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fifteenth)
Btw, a copy of
CtC from anywhere except the link above may not
be a current edition. CHECK. It matters. Also, there ARE no
e-book, Kindle or .pdf versions of
Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for
free-- any such thing.
June 22- In 1633, the Supreme Sacred
Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition forces Galileo to recant his
view that the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of the universe. In 1898, U.S.
Marines land in Cuba. In 1978, Pluto's satellite, Charon, is discovered. In
2009, Kodak announces that it is discontinuing production of Kodachrome film.
In 2012, Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is removed from office by
A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud
You NEED to defend yourself and your kids against this
now-high-inertia effort to destroy liberty.
June 23- In 1888, Frederick Douglass becomes the first black
American to receive a major party (Republican) nominating vote for President of
the United States (the final nomination ultimately went to Benjamin Harrison).
In 1917, BoSox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 of the Washington Senators in a
row after replacing Babe Ruth on the mound, who had been ejected for punching
the umpire. In 1972, the hidden audio-recording equipment in the Oval Office
captures President Richard Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman
discussing the use of the CIA to obstruct FBI investigation of the Watergate
break-in. In 2016, a majority of British voters decide it's time to leave the
A Two-Minute Review Of CtC
David Bindel reminds us that there's either the rule of law, or
Every victim of the "ignorance tax", 'cause it's all
just statist consent-engineering propaganda.
WAKEN TO THE REAL-LIFE ADVENTURE IN WHICH YOU
ARE UNKNOWINGLY IMMERSED! Put down your controller and
You are surrounded by an actual battle between
villains, monsters and true heroes, all simply concealed
from you by
sophisticated spells which also keep you from
engaging in the fight.
There are real great deeds to be done,
and real treasures to be had for your efforts, and
frankly, your real future
is at stake. You just have to gain "the sight" in order to
penetrate the illusions.
losthorizons.com to get the counter-spells and get onto
the real field of battle!
PRO TIP: If I were the IRS and I wanted to
discourage people from rebutting allegations that
they had done things I can tax, and wanted to keep them from
successfully reclaiming withheld or paid-in money, I
would salt the "tax honesty" community with
passionate-seeming "legal researchers" who would
warn anyone whose ear they captured that filing a
1040 is a bad idea for one reason or another...
Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:
June 24- In 1314, the Scots regain their independence from
Britain with a victory in the Battle of Bannockburn. In 1664, the colony of New
Jersey is founded. In 1901, Pablo Picasso's first exhibition opens. In 1916,
Mary Pickford becomes the first actress to get a million-dollar contract with a
film studio. In 1932, the absolute monarch of Siam (now Thailand) is deposed by
If you're not talking this one up everywhere and
helping generate a buzz, you don't really want liberty and the
rule of law...
In light of
the actual evidence, those
who doubt or
deny the accuracy and correctness of
CtC just because some government officials
denounce it are like the 16th-century Europeans who
were mystified by
Copernicus getting all those
astronomical predictions right even though the
church had said he was wrong.
Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free'
Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax
has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's
ministerial community. This must change.
passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular
contributions of fuel from the passengers to
keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable
waterfall ahead, and note a
soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger
each day. What does common sense suggest?
"Income" Tax IQ!
SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz
to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States
"income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family!
Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the
June 25- In 1678, Elena Cornaro Piscopia becomes the first
woman awarded a Ph.D. In 1788 Virginia becomes the tenth state to ratify the
U.S. Constitution. In 1876, the Battle of the Little BigHorn is fought,
resulting in a major victory for the Sioux and the massacre of George Custer's
7th Cavalry Regiment. In 1947, the diary of Anne Frank, one of the millions of
recent victims of a modern state allowed to operate outside the rule of law by a
befuddled citizenry, is published. In 1950, North Korea invades South Korea.
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a
people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power
which knowledge gives.”
June 26- In 1284, the Pied Piper of Hamelin leads the
children away. In 1409, the Council of Cardinals of the Roman Catholic
Church elevates Petros Philargos as Pope Alexander V-- he joins the two
other pontiffs extant at the time, Gregory XII and Benedict XII. (The
church now regards Alexander V as an "antipope".) In 1870, Christmas is
made a federal holiday. In 1934, FDR signs the Federal Credit Union Act,
creating a federal version of the loan associations which had already become
widely popular within the several states. In 1945, the United Nations is
chartered. In 1959, the Saint Lawrence Seaway opens. In 1974, the first
UPC code is used on a product. In 2008, in 'District of Columbia v.
Heller', the US Supreme Court admits for the first time in decades that
Amendment prohibits interference with Americans' possession and
ownership of firearms by the federal government (although in a decision made
quirky and somewhat misleading in its character by the fact that in this
case the federal government involvement was in its persona as a municipal
authority, rather than more broadly).
'The BOSTONIAN'S Paying the EXCISE-MAN, or
TARRING & FEATHERING' (1774) (How our forefathers responded to arrogant
"Rule of Law defiers"...)
The willingness of some people to trade liberty for
convenience is without limit...
passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently
opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”
Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:
June 27- In 1743, on the last occasion
any British monarch will do so, George II personally commands troops in battle.
In 1844, Joseph Smith Jr., the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints is killed by a mob in Carthage, Illinois, along with his brother,
Hyrum. In 1954, the USSR's Obninsk facility becomes the world's first nuclear
power plant in operation. It operated successfully until being decommissioned
in 2002. In 1966, the first episode of Dark Shadows airs. In 1967, the world's
first ATM is installed in Enfield, London. In 1985, U.S. Route 66 loses its
status as an officially-recognized U.S. highway.
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude
greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We
seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that
feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget
that ye were our countrymen."
Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution
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Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on
matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works
are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding
the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of Mensa;
award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth
soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and
has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of
Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a
consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens
for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and
as a member of the International Society for Individual
Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across
Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a
decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy
industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials
Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy
Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and
energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and
president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design,
manufacture and installation firm.
Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the
twelve years before his present full-time focus on the
restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed
purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year
multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan
branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+
apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and
incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers.
He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and
distribution systems in four states, and designed and
administered the company's website.
On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst
these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the
primary creative force behind a small
card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several
Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan,
with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his