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Current Events and Continuing Education for October 29 through November 11, 2018

“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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Seeing past the "security theater" bs:

What Is Really Being Protected By All Those Tax Dollars Taken From You


Illuminating Anniversaries are always important, but especially this week...

November 3 and 4 In History


Maybe you all can help get this out?

A New Press Release


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Poking The Russian Bear With The NATO Umbrella'


Featured in recent editions:

What the People need to do to regain control.

A Great And Important Perspective On Voting


As the "ignorance tax" scheme continues to unravel under the CtC onslaught...

It's Time For Some More Uplifting Victories!


Still waiting for someone to have...

The Conversation That Could Change The World


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Best Government Money Can Buy'


It's time to face the facts and recognize our need and duty to take control.

The Latest Manchurian Candidate Of The Deep State


As the "ignorance tax" scheme continues to unravel under the CtC onslaught...

Two Remarkable Spasms By The Exploding Robot


Want to know what's going on and how you can help fix things? Ask yourself this question:

What Would You Do If Your Scam Had Been Uncovered?



The Law, In Seven Pages


From the "Keepin' It All Real" department:

The Serious Threat Of Species Suicide


Have you heard a discouraging word?

The Truth About Trolleries


Links To More Articles Posted Over The Last Several Newsletter Cycles Can Be Accessed At The LostHorizons Newsfeed


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The most important question facing Americans today:

What Do The People Do About The Rogue State?


Guess what? There are only two possibilities:

You Either Stand Up For The Truth, Or You've Surrendered To The Lie


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week



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

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The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

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Featured In This Update:

A CtC Study Guide Rediscovered


Milking The Madness


A Lost Horizons Voting Guide- Updated


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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

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 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!)



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!



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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 29- In 1929, Black Tuesday marks the completion of the manifest onset of the Great Depression-- the first major symptom of the disease known as "The Federal Reserve".  In 1969, the first computer-to-computer link is established in the ARPANET (precursor to the internet).  21-year-old Al Gore, in his third month in the Army, is busy learning to spin stories for 'Stars and Stripes' at the time.


Anniversaries of interest for each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter below.


Fear nothing but God


"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


Bakersfield, Baby!! November 10!

Be there for a CtC Seminar in the heart of the Golden State!!

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What Is Really Being Protected By All The Tax Dollars Taken From You

It's not you or your kids...

QUESTION FOR YOU, Mr. or Ms. Average American: Do you think the "security" on which the Leviathan state spends enormous amounts of wealth taken from people like you is DEFENSIVE security? That is, do you think the security provided is YOUR security as a free and physically-safe person?

I'm afraid not... Here's the truth:

There is NO military threat against you or those you love from ANY quarter. Nor is there any "terrorist" threat against which the United States military-industrial complex or the "security state" protects you.


Once the United States socked away enough nukes to obliterate the world (and thus, to obliterate any aggressor), we were 100% secure from any attack by any group large and organized enough to otherwise be any threat at all. At the very least, any potentially-threatening entity-- be it Russia or China or the Islamic Caliphate-- knows that a military attack on the USA will result in their own obliteration, either directly and singly, or along with the rest of the world.

And frankly, even without the nukes the USA has always been utterly unassailable militarily. Though always reluctant to quote a monster like Abraham Lincoln, even he got this one very right (and even presciently) when he said,

“From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.”

AS FOR "TERRORISTS", even though Washington's neo-con foreign policy predictably produces a ton of hostility toward us, and a lot of defensive violence against our troops where they are invading and occupying other people's countries, foreign or foreign-inspired terrorists are 1.) not a statistically-meaningful threat to any single person or place in America, and are 2.) incapable of being defended against by military means, or any other means, in any event.

It's this simple and this inarguable: There is no foreign or foreign-inspired or Islamist terrorist impulse targeting the USA. If there were, we would be suffering terrorist attacks, which we would be incapable of preventing.

There are no effective prophylactics against such attacks. One guy with $500 can park a junk car on a bend in the tracks of any Amtrak route. One guy with $500 can slap together an IED and toss it into the TSA queue in any airport.

These acts and a thousand more like them cannot be prevented.

They HAVE NOT been prevented.

We haven't suffered from them for the simple reason that no one is engaged in any terrorist "jihad" against us.

Both the "military threats" and "terrorist threats" flogged as justifications for Leviathan's "security" budget are HOBGOBLINS. They are bs, pure and simple.

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

- H. L. Mencken

HERE'S WHAT ALL THE "SECURITY THREAT" BREATHLESSNESS is really all about: Getting you to quietly (or even enthusiastically) put huge amounts of your wealth into the hands of the state.

That money is then dished-out in benefits to connected players-- both American and foreign; and both private and governmental-- who buy offices for US politicians with both money and propaganda and then pull those politicians' strings so as to end up getting back much more than was invested. (See some detailed discussion of the process here, if necessary.)

In short, it is all just the cynical, exploitative game of which Mencken speaks, with you as the target.

And, of course, it's not just monetary wealth that gets snookered away from you. The blood and future of many of our young people are also sacrificed on the "security theater" altar. Many of the benefits paid out to investors take the form of mercenary deployments of our soldiers on behalf of other countries.

The moral wealth of the American people is spent away, as well, since these mercenary deployments, and the munitions-acquisition and logistical support which are another way in which the investment dividends are realized, result in the deaths of many, many foreign men, women and children.

IN LIGHT OF ALL THIS, isn't the deeply-important civic duty of every American to employ his or her power over the public purse achingly clear?

Let me return to Dishonest Abe to wrap this one up. Even this guy, as contemptuous of the rule of law as he was, and as enamored as he was with the "unitary executive" and practical power politics, recognized the core reality of practical politics of which I speak here in calling Americans to their civic responsibilities.

Breaking with his usual practice and actually speaking the simple truth, Lincoln announced his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861. His reason for the threat was to keep the South paying the imbalanced tariff for the benefit of Northern interests which was the real cause behind its move for independence and the Northern move for conquest.

Paying homage to practical political reality at the same time that he made the threat, Abe offered this unambiguous acknowledgement of the Founders Constitutional design of leaving control over Washington's fuel supply in the hands of the citizenry when he provided this caveat to his horrific threat, "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..."

Just as you say, Abe...

So, let's throw a bone to the statists who worship Lincoln as their patron saint, people. Let's take our guidance on the subject of withholding from Father Abraham.


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I wonder How Many Of You Read The 'Illuminating Anniversaries' Each Week?

You should...

BUT YOU ESPECIALLY SHOULD this week. I'm thinking in particular of the last two of those fascinating-fact collections for this week-- the ones for November 3 and 4.

November 3 this year is the 15th anniversary of the very first 100% refund of income tax in modern American history. And November 4 is the anniversary of an event culminating in a history with which every American should be familiar, but unfortunately is not. Widespread government-cultivated ignorance of that history is being exploited in an effort to involve the USA in another destructive and evil act of aggressive war for the benefit of narrow special interests, both homegrown and foreign.

Check out those anniversary collections, further down this page.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 30- In 1922, Benito Mussolini is named Prime Minister of Italy.  In 1938, Orson Welles broadcasts his 'War of the Worlds' hoax about an invasion from Mars causing a certain amount of panic and proving that some people will believe any outlandish nonsense if it's asserted with enough audacity and via established mainstream media channels.  In 2014, Sweden becomes the first European Union country to recognize the State of Palestine.


A New Press Release

Perhaps you can all help get it out there as quickly and widely as possible...

November 3: An Historic Date In American History

Commerce Twp., Michigan: 15 years ago this 3rd of November, 2018, the very first 100% income tax refund in modern American history was issued by the United States. That $10,152.96 refund was of everything withheld during 2002 as Social security, Medicare and normal federal income taxes from the $58,965 salary of Peter E. Hendrickson.

Hendrickson's deep research into the history of the tax, the judicial decisions concerning its nature and the fine print in tax law which is rarely seen by anyone, even IRS officials and judges, had revealed an actually quite limited scope to the tax. That research had also exposed a structural design by which people who have actually done nothing taxable are made to seem as though they had, causing the tax to be much more widely applied over the last 80 years or so than necessary or proper.

Deploying his unique knowledge, Hendrickson simply rebutted the misrepresentation of his earnings on which the IRS typically relies in determining tax liability. After what ended up being an extraordinary amount of attention to his claims by the tax agency, he received that first complete refund.

Even before that initial proof of concept, Hendrickson had published his research and findings in a 2003 book, 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America' (ISBN 0-9743936-0-6). By the time Hendrickson's own second complete refund issued a year later (of everything withheld from him in 2003), more and more Americans were doing the same.

At the time of this writing more than 250,000 such complete refunds have been made to tens of thousands of American men and women by the United States and dozens of state and local governments, each after being heavily-vetted by the tax agency responsible. The aggregate total value of this improperly withheld property which has thus been recovered by these well-informed folks is in the $billions.

In a fascinating side-note, during the entire time that all the refunds have issued-- week after week, month after month and year after year-- the United States has been struggling to suppress Hendrickson's research and discourage its use. This effort has even involved phony criminal charges against Hendrickson, of such a blatantly-contrived nature as to involve a refusal by a federal court to let jurors see the actual text of statutes involved in the charges while instructing them to deliberate using prosecution-written substitutes for those statutes, instead.

Even Hendrickson's wife was eventually attacked as part of the suppression effort, being charged with "criminal contempt of court" for refusing to replace the joint returns filed by the couple which produced those first two complete refunds with false returns dictated to her by the government. The character of Doreen Hendrickson's lawless "prosecution" is best revealed in this instruction given to her jury at the government's insistence: "[I]t is not a defense to the crime of contempt that the court order that the defendant is accused of violating was unlawful or unconstitutional."

But perhaps the most telling indication of the corruption involved in these assaults on both Hendrickson and his wife is the fact that even as each languished in prison (Hendrickson for 24 months, from 2010 to 2012, and his wife for 19 months, from 2015 to 2016 and again in early 2018), the same United States prosecuting them for pretended issues with their tax filings delivered tens of thousands of refunds to other Americans week after week during the whole time in response to effectively identical filings.

For more on this remarkable story, contact Pete Hendrickson at phendrickson@losthorizons.com.

Here is the press release in .pdf form for easy digital distribution

Thank you for your help!

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The Delightfully Sardonic John Prine Shares A Little Perspective

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 31- In 1517, Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. In 1864, Nevada is admitted as the 36th of the United States of America.  In 1892, Arthur Conan Doyle publishes 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'.  In 1913, the first transcontinental highway in the USA is completed.  In 1968, claiming progress in the Paris peace talks, Lyndon Johnson announces a halt to most military activity in Vietnam in order to improve the electoral chances for the Democratic ticket in the upcoming election.  In reality, the war will go on for another six-and-a-half years.


Tim Whitney Presents 'The Conversation'

When, o when is this conversation going to take place??!!

Beauty, Tim!

Tim Whitney Steps Up To The "Bad Guys" Challenge!

Gotta love this creative and engaging approach...

Well done again, Tim!!

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Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

FIND AND SHARE this video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/4UKUs9ErBDU.

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.


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.



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

Cognitive dissonance in action.


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.


The Law, In Seven 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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DUE TO CHRONIC AND ESCALATING interferences by ISPs (or others) which have made newsletter emails an extremely time-consuming and increasingly unreliable announcement mechanism, I have transitioned to alternative announcement methods. These include:

  • Twitter (click here to follow me and receive the announcement posts-- set for push notifications);

  • Facebook (click here to "like" the losthorizons page and receive the announcement posts);

  • GAB (click here to follow me and receive the announcement posts).

If you choose one of these social media options (or use them in addition to other means, as I wish you would), PLEASE get the full value out of them by diligently "liking" and "retweeting" or "sharing" or "reposting" my posts! That will significantly improve their visibility to others, and very much help the cause!!

  • My RSS feed:

(Members of the state CtC Warrior forums in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MI, MN, MO, NE, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA or WI, will continue to get the regular announcements if the membership is set to receive email updates.)

NOTE: I will still not be engaging in correspondence by any of these alternative, social media means-- those wishing to correspond should continue to use email for this purpose.

NOTE II: PLEASE help ensure that others in the CtC community know about this change in newsletter delivery!!

Hey, Gamers!


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.

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




The craziness of the neo-con nutcases in Washington is starting to generate its predictable blowback, but on a much more dangerous scale than in the recent past.

Based on relentless hostile rhetoric and steady efforts at military encirclement the Russian Federation Armed Forces Command has concluded that the United States intends to launch a pre-emptive nuclear attack on Russia. While this perception continues to be fed, the risk of a prophylactic Russian first strike exists and grows more perilous.

The persistent, recently-escalated, plainly unfounded and deliberately provocative saber-rattling against Iran-- a long-time close ally and buffer-state of Russia's, the destabilization or regime-change within which would be another substantial threat factor-- has magnified the intensity of the peril.

So, more than ever...


What You Need To Know If CtC Doesn't Spread Like Wildfire RIGHT NOW So The Nut-Cases Can Be Stripped Of Their Resources:


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 1- In 1604, Shakespeare's 'Othello' is performed for the first time.  In 1611, 'The Tempest' debuts.  In 1765, the British parliament imposes the 'Stamp Act' on the American colonies.  In 1794, the first United States silver half-dollar is minted.  In 1848, the first women's medical school opens.  In 1982, Honda opens the first Asian car manufactory in the USA.


On Criminal Complaints For Filing False IRs

Getting practical on a core element of the "ignorance tax" scheme.


"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow


The Biggest Snow-Job In World History: The Myth That 1913 America Adopted A Marxist Progressive Tax On "All That Comes In"

“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



Thank goodness the sun is now shining...


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 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...


A Review of CtC by Derek Cushman

You can also find this film at https://vimeo.com/175424277.


Regarding Trolleries

(Deceitful efforts to discourage Americans from learning the truth about the "income tax")



FFOR 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.



Why Does The Government Lie About 'Cracking the Code'?

THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION is the key to the restoration of the republic and the rule of law in America. See it below. (NOTE: It's very important that the entire 24 minutes be viewed.)

This video can also be found on YouTube at https://youtu.be/hgzzYl-eeUI.

Here are links to the two pages to which viewers are directed at the end of the film: The Crime of the Century and The Truth About The 16th Amendment.

The other two mentioned in the film are this one (the "bulletin board" stack of 1,200 or so posted refunds and other victories in knowledgably applying the law; and this one (the collection of resisted claims and the outcomes of those little battles).

PLEASE be a real activist about sending this link to every single person in your address book, and about sharing it through facebook, reddit, twitter, and any other distribution channel with which you are familiar. Send it to every journalist you can. It's time to really make something happen.

Accompany your emails and posts with with a strong admonishment to watch the film through, and that doing so will show the viewer an individual-empowering, state-restraining truth about the income tax which the government has been trying to keep hidden from view for 75 years and which that person really needs to know. w.

BY THE WAY, as is impossible to miss, I have neither the skills nor the tools to make even moderately good films. This is simply not my forte. Anyone able to do better is encouraged to talk to me about that.

As is ALSO impossible to miss, though-- even in my amateur production-- reader video testimonials have GREAT POWER. Send me yours.


Illuminating Anniversaries:

November 2- In 1772, Samuel Adams and Joseph Warren form the first Committee of Correspondence.  In 1783, George Washington delivers his 'Farewell Address to the Army'.  In 1889, North Dakota and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th of the United States of America.  In 1917, the Balfour Declaration announces British support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine, with the stated understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities".


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:






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.


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...


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.

Do you have a victory to share?  Click here to learn how to do so.

If you're working on one, and just getting stonewalled or speed-bumped, you can still be recognized! Go here to learn what to do.

Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

NEW! Orders of twelve or more books now come with a free DVD on request containing six informative and inspiring videos-- 112 minutes in all. Click here for the details.


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.

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?


Copy and post this one around, people!le!




Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the well-funded disinformation specialists class


Illuminating Anniversaries:

November 3- In 2003, the first-ever complete refund of every penny withheld from an American in connection with the "income" tax-- Social Security and Medicare 'contributions' included-- is secured from the federal government.  In 2016, the Cubbies win the Big One-- ending a 108-year drought.


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...


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.

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

-Thomas Jefferson

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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




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


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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“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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Poking The Russian Bear With The NATO Umbrella

Our Western European partners thought it was a bad idea then, and do now. Why aren't we listening?

by Ted Galen Carpenter

Some terrible foreign policy ideas seem to have eternal life. One example is the proposal to expand NATO yet again by offering membership to Georgia and Ukraine. That campaign has gone on for more than a decade and is a significant factor in the West’s deteriorating relations with Russia.

George W. Bush’s administration apparently decided that the United States and its European allies had not provoked Russia sufficiently with the first two rounds of NATO expansion. U.S. leaders adopted that attitude even though the second round in 2004 added the three Baltic republics, which had been part of the defunct Soviet Union itself. The administration now pushed hard to make certain that Ukraine and Georgia received membership invitations.

Washington’s key European allies began to balk, however. France, Germany, and most of Washington’s other long-standing Alliance partners were unwilling to take that step when Bush formally proposed the first stage in the admission process, a Membership Action Plan (MAP), for both countries, at the April 2008 NATO summit in Bucharest, Romania. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recalled that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was especially negative. Merkel “did not trust the Georgians, whom she still saw as corrupt.”  The German leader also observed that Ukraine’s governing coalition “was a mess.” Although the primary reason for Western European reluctance was the unsatisfactory domestic political and economic situations in both countries, there also was uneasiness that another stage of NATO expansion would damage already delicate relations with Russia.

Despite the intra-Alliance resistance to the Bush administration’s campaign to offer MAPs to Kiev and Tbilisi, though, the outcome of the Bucharest summit was not a total defeat for U.S. ambitions. The summit’s final declaration stated that “NATO welcomes Ukraine’s and Georgia’s Euro Atlantic aspirations for membership in NATO. We agreed today that these countries will become members of NATO.”  There was no timetable but the ultimate outcome seemed clear.

The Kremlin’s anger threatened to boil over at this point, and Moscow’s push back began. Even before the issuance of final declaration, Vladimir Putin bluntly warned summit attendees that “The emergence of a powerful military bloc at our borders will be seen as a direct threat to Russian security.”  The country’s deputy foreign minister, Alexander Grushko, stated that NATO membership for Georgia and Ukraine would be “a huge strategic mistake” causing the “most serious consequences” for European peace and security.


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I hope you read all of Carpenter's article. It's very good, as they so often are.

Understand that the reckless bellicosity Carpenter decries takes place because the United States (that is, the federal government apparatus) has lots of other people's money with which to finance such lunacy.

The solution, of course, is simple: People have withhold the resources by which evil-- or even merely foolish-- state behaviors are financed. People have to reclaim those resources for themselves in order to become capable of undoing what the ill-exercise of power has already put harmfully in place.

In short, We the People have to do as the Founders meant for us to do, and stop fueling Washington's bad behavior. We must make ourselves once again strong-- at its expense-- just as it has made itself strong at our expense over the last 80 years!

Aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do that?

Now ask yourself this: Have I really done all that I can to urge everyone I know to also stand up and act in the only way that will really bring about change in my lifetime?


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..."

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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.

© All written and graphic material on this page and website are copyrighted by Peter E. Hendrickson, unless otherwise attributed.