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Current Events and Continuing Education for September 13, 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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Let's take a break from the C19 Kool-Aid madness and get pumped with the good stuff:

New Victories In Enforcing The Rule Of Law, Including A Nice One Over A Typically-Bogus Notice Of Deficiency


Picking some of the low-hanging fruit on offer this week...

A Few Comments-- Nuclear And Otherwise-- On Selected Current Events


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'On Track For Calamitous Policy Outcomes'


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


Click here for the latest Mid-Edition Update posts

"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:

September 13- In 1788, New York City is designated as the temporary capital of the United States by the Constitutional Convention.  In 1899, the first American automobile-accident fatality occurs.  In 1923, Miguel Primo de Rivera seizes control of Spain in a military coup.  In 2001, civilian air traffic resumes in the USA after a brief hiatus due to the events of September 11.


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


"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.

And The Hits Just Keep On Comin'!

New victories in enforcing the rule of law-- including a nice win over a typically-bogus IRS Notice Of Deficiency.

FOR SOME TIME NOW my focus has been on the deconstruction of the American Experiment under the pretext of the "everything-is-different-now" media-made hoax of a dire pandemic from which there is no safety except in abject subordination to the notions and decrees of those running the state. I've been only occasionally posting victories on the tax front for celebration by the community.

That easing of focus on the "tax" aspect of the CtC message and the shift of attention to the "rule of law" part has no real downside. 18 unbroken years of victories and the sporadic deployment of lame pretenses of tax agency resistance to the CtC-revealed truth over the same 18 years have made the continuing presentation of more examples of either one unnecessary for the proving of any point.

BUT STILL, while the immediate threat of the C19 coup to all our well-being is of more immediate import, the happy victories by CtC warriors on the tax front offer great opportunities for uplift in otherwise pretty dark times. So, let's enjoy a bunch of those victories this week, and take our hats off to the heroes!

We'll start with...

Mattea Bittner

MATTEA BITTNER, excellent daughter of the excellent parents Kiki Bittner and husband (see videos here and here), has secured a complete refund from the feds of everything withheld from her against the possibility that any of her economic activities were taxable-- with interest:

Here is the return which led to this fine victory on behalf of the rule of law.


Brian Farmer

BRIAN FARMER has secured a nice victory reclaiming everything withheld from him and given over to Ohio during 2020:

Here is the return producing this victory (with Brian's 4852s attached to show the withheld amounts, although they were not included with the filing, nor was the requested 'Schedule of Ohio Withholding', a new provision which Brian overlooked).

BTW, Brian says that the reason the amount on this refund check is slightly smaller than the amount claimed on his return is due to Ohio not being able to grasp his explanation that $30 of what had been withheld from him during the year had mistakenly been sent to an inapplicable local tax jurisdiction by the withholder after flagging the return over the discrepancy. The state recalculated the claim omitting the $30 (but adding interest to the amount of withholding it acknowledged due to the processing delay).


Timothy Bell

TIMOTHY BELL shares his three latest victories, starting with his complete refund from the feds of all withholding during 2020, plus interest:

Here is the return which produced this complete refund.

Then there are these two from Virginia, the first for 2019:


...pursuant to this return, plus interest (but with $476 held back by the state against Timothy's 2020 Virginia claim, which the state had been holding back on awaiting his submission of the federal acknowledgment only just received...);

...and the next for 2016:

...pursuant to this amended return, plus interest, and after going through a few variably-corrupt hoops presented by the state.


Michael V. Johnson

MICHAEL JOHNSON shares his latest victory-- a just-received federal refund of amounts withheld during 2018, plus interest:

Here is the amended return that produced this victory for the rule of law.


Gabriella Cardenas

GABRIELLA CARDENAS, excellent granddaughter of the excellent David & Valerie Denning, shares her debut victory-- a complete refund from the feds of everything claimed of what was withheld from her in 2020, plus interest:

Here is the return by which Gabriella achieved this win. (The careful eye familiar with the special provisions regarding COVID Relief Package unemployment in 2020 will note some mistakes made in computing this one, and there's an error in the amount of withholding reported here, too. But according to my fairly careful eye, after the mistakes are all rectified Gabriella will have another $396 coming back to her-- plus interest, which will be posted at that time.)


Piotr & Stephanie Bondaryk

NOW LET'S ENJOY THE NICE VICTORY LAST MONTH by Piotr and Stephanie Bondaryk over a spurious IRS "Notice of Deficiency" alleging a big tax and penalties liability concerning 2017. As will be seen, when Pitor and Stephanie confidently and resolutely stood their ground, the bogus allegations melted away.

The story began when the Bondaryks received this CP2000 "Proposed Changes" notice alleging shortfalls in their 2017 return-- which had already been accepted, processed, and refunded in full (as can be seen on this page):

Piotr and Stephanie responded within a few weeks with this pointed refusal to play along. The IRS then sent a "we need time to think about what to do now" letter.

The delay letter was followed, a bit past the 60 days for which the agency had asked, with another letter. This one declared that "the information we have received was not sufficient for us to change our determination [on the basis of which the "change" proposal had been made]", and went on to tell Piotr and Stephanie to expect a "Statutory Notice of Deficiency" within 3 or 4 weeks. 11 days later, that notice arrived:

Confident in their CtC-educated knowledge of the tax and the law-- and resolute in their respect for the latter, even in the face of its "official" enemies-- on April 15, 2020, Piotr and Stephanie again expressed their dispute with the now more-formalized false allegations of liabilities by which the IRS hoped to reverse its original and inconvenient loss of revenue to the couple's proper claim of refund.

Months went by, until August 20 of 2020, when the IRS sent its next letter. This one acknowledged receipt of the Bondaryk's last response to the paper assault, warned them that the now-long-since expired deadline for petitioning Tax Court was not extended by their response, and told the couple that the agency needed another 60 days to ruminate on its conundrum of having targeted its nonsense at well-educated real Americans who simply would not back down.

Piotr and Stephanie promptly slapped the agency sharply, with this. Two months later the IRS replied-- but not to Piotr and Stephanie's most recent broadside. This latest agency letter purported to reply once again to the April 15 response Piotr and Stephanie had made to the "Notice of Deficiency", but this time specifically challenging the rebuttal of a payor's "wage" allegations which is included in the couple's return.

Piotr and Stephanie replied to that challenge of their "wage" rebuttal on February 3, 2021, with this specific restatement/clarification of their return testimony. The next thing to arrive from the IRS was a double-down on the scare notices:

However... when a few more months had gone by WITHOUT "payment [being] received immediately", the tax agency threw in the towel. On June 10, 2021, it sent this letter acknowledging Piotr and Stephanie's February 3 response and saying, "we need 90 days" to "process all your information". About 9 weeks later came this surrender notice:

Here is an account transcript from the agency reporting more-or-less all of this sordid little story.

CONGRATULATIONS to Piotr and Stephanie! They've stood tall for the rule of law, in the snarling face of a junk-yard dog.

And while we're in the congratulatory mode for this good couple, let's mention two additional complete refunds Piotr & Stephanie have secured which have not been previously posted-- federal and California for 2018:

Here is the filing that secured this federal refund;

...and here is the California return.


FINALLY, LET'S ENJOY this great video by Dr. Chris Wendell, in which Chris shares the story of his first CtC-educated victory (which was posted on this page here, in June):

SO, HATS OFF to Mattea, Brian, Timothy, Michael, Gabriella, Piotr & Stephanie, and Chris! Their great victories join those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here. Each constitutes another critical step toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.

Don't you wish your victories were proudly posted, too?

It's easy. Stand up on behalf of the law, and then share the evidence.

That's all there is to it!

BTW, DON'T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted, too, like Chris's and David Dennings, and Brian Farmer's and Kiki Bittner's and all those others you can enjoy here? This is easy to do, and very important (plus it can get you some great LHC swag!). See (and carefully read in their entirety) these guidelines and encouragements.

Remember, it's all about upholding the law, and that is YOUR responsibility. Awakening others to this high and honorable duty is the best way to make it happen.

"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

"Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked."

-Proverbs 25:26


"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do."

-Everett Hale


"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them, and these will continue till they have been resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."

-Frederick Douglass


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

-Edward R. Murrow


"Be the change you want to see in the world."

-Mohandas Gandhi

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A Few Comments-- Nuclear And Otherwise-- On Selected Current Events

Just the low-hanging fruit, you understand-- Fauci's outing as responsible for C19's development; Biden's fascist mandate; the Texas abortion law; and a few other topics-- including a look at my recent antibody test results. There are only so many hours in the day, after all.

ANTHONY FAUCI has been outed even further as a major perp in the creation of C19 this week (by docs secured through a FOIA suit by The Intercept, here and here). Right out of the gate, useful Republican idiots and Fauci's "plandemic" co-conspirators are trying to make China the villain responsible for the origin of C19 and give Fauci and other US malfeasants a pass. Don't let this happen.

Likewise, even where the issue of identifying the culpable parties is left out of the calculus, those trying to spin the origin question are trying hard to keep the spectrum of possibilities confined to natural animal human transmission or a lab leak. Don't let this spectrum get locked into place. Another possibility remains that the virus-- whether found as is or enhanced with gain-of-function manipulation in the lab-- was deliberately introduced into human circulation.

Don't be shocked at the thought, and don't be naive. A lot of very powerful people in governments and in commerce have been enormously benefitted by the pandemic. Many people looking at the kind of gains that have been realized, both in power and wealth-- and especially the kind of people who naturally rise to the positions of those who have benefited-- will do literally anything to secure those gains.

Consider: The sort of folks of whom we are speaking have-- in your lifetime-- sent and/or plumped for the sending of thousands of American men (and even some women) to their deaths, and scores of thousands into lifetimes of disability. These things have been done in furtherance of missions to kill at least hundreds of thousands of non-Americans in Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Syria, and more.

These same folks financed and facilitated the killing of more in Yemen, Ukraine, Georgia, Iran, and many other places. And all of this has been done simply in service to the perpetrator's ideological or commercial interests. Why on earth would you imagine that such folks would stick at seeing to the killing of a bunch of strangers in order to make the world more to their liking (a change they may even tell their egomaniacal and sociopathic selves would be for everyone's benefit-- at least, the benefit of those who would be left alive when the dust settled)?

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

-Edmund Burke

Let's not forget, as well, that preparations were apparently made for the exploitation of the "pandemic" well before C19 officially appeared on the scene. There was the notorious "Event 201", for instance (discussed here, in the context of a push for "vaccine passports" in Europe dating back to 2018). There was the networking (or better, web-spinning) groundwork on behalf of "The Great Reset". There were the preliminary legal actions put in place by Democratic operatives prior to C19's official appearance which were designed to capitalize on an apparently presciently anticipated unprecedented massive interest in mail-in ballots, as discussed and documented here and here.

Now, all of this may have just been a series of remarkable coincidences, of course. But maybe not, too. Re-read Burke's admonition, above, and keep your mind, and the spectrum of public discourse, wide open.


Regarding Vaccine Mandates

SPEAKING OF THE REVELATIONS of Anthony Fauci's culpability in the yelling of "pandemic" in a crowded theater, I find it a suspicious coincidence that within days of The Intercept's dangerously attention-focusing exposé being published that the Sundowner-in-Chief (h/t to Matt Taibi for the bon mot) announced the immensely-distracting proposition of "vaccine" mandates. Maybe I'm just overly cynical...

Of course, that "vaccine mandate" deserves  a few focused words here, too.

Let's start with a very brief recap of why there is no credible rationale for pushing the "vaccine", each point of which also establishes the illegality of coerced medical treatments in this case:

  • There are several effective treatments for C19-- specifically, hydroxychloroquine/azithromycin/zinc (see here, here and here) and Ivermectin (discussed here and in another topic item below). Both have been thoroughly-proven in widespread application throughout the world (including in the USA) over the last 18 months. That "vaccine"-mongers have conspired to suppress knowledge of these treatments in the general population and have prevented the FDA from "approving" them for use in C19 cases doesn't change the facts one iota.

  • Because there are effective treatments available, in addition to there being no rationale for endless pushing of the "vaccines" on the disinterested, there is also no valid compelling government interest that could make legal the extraordinary and extremely liberty-violating "remedy" of coerced injections of biochemical agents into anyone.

  • Further, it is now well-established that the "vaccines" don't prevent anyone from becoming infected and don't prevent any such infected person from transmitting the virus (see this and this). Thus, no credible government interest (in "public health" or otherwise) can be served by forcing them on anyone.

  • Conversely, if it is argued-- for the sake of face-saving, and despite the evidence to the contrary-- that the "vaccines" DO prevent a recipient from becoming infected, then no compelling interest can be argued for making anyone be injected for the protection of anyone else. If the "vaccines" offer that kind of protection, then that other person can become protected by simply taking the injection him- or herself. The fears of one person, who can act unilaterally to protect him-or herself, can't justify an invasion of someone else's rights.

LET'S ALSO TALK about those fears of C19. Unlike smallpox (the disease involved in the Jacobson v. Massachusetts case to which many enthused about violating the rights of millions of people in order to quell their own delusional fears), which has an infection fatality rate (IFR) of 30%, C19 has an IFR which averages only around 0.15% according to the official numbers.

(What's more, even that tiny 0.15% figure is derived in large part from cases in which none of the readily available, perfectly safe and thoroughly effective treatments for the disease were administered to the patients. Further, that 0.15% necessarily fails to account for some number of unnoticed-- and thus unreported-- asymptomatic infections which render it even smaller still, albeit to an unknowable degree.)

By itself, that tiny <0.15% threat figure fails to rise anywhere near a number capable of rationally justifying the invasion of a single person's body, much less the bodies of millions of Americans. This is especially so in light of the risks of adverse effects from the "vaccines" against which the virus threat must be weighed.

The "vaccine" risks might be small, when measured as a percentage of all doses administered. But in the consideration of even just a slight risk of death or permanent disability from the "vaccines" versus the vanishingly-small risk of death from the virus it is reasonable to end up favoring the virus, particularly when the "vaccines" don't actually prevent infection, and don't reliably prevent death from an infection.

(Indeed, it is unknown what, if anything, is accomplished by the "vaccines", which are only claimed to lessen the chances of severe disease. Since the vast majority of infected people don't suffer severe disease to begin with-- with many never even noticing an infection as their bodies fight it off and establish robust and durable natural immunity-- it is hard to know how the purported benefits of the "vaccines" can have conclusively been determined...)

But even the <0.15% IFR figure overstates the real threat from the virus, which can actually be further qualified downward for most people by additional factors.

For instance, other than those of people already over the average ages of mortality, almost all the fatalities involved in that <0.15% IFR for C19 occur because of exacerbating conditions which are themselves already fatal threats to their victims (see this and this). In regard to those exacerbating conditions (comorbidities), ANY respiratory illness, even so little as the common cold, is as likely to cause death as is an infection with C19.

Those victims making up the <0.15% IFR for C19 who don't fall into the categories described above serve even more poorly to justify "vaccine" mandates. Those in that cohort have inflicted fatal vulnerability upon themselves, through their own bad behaviors, such as by becoming obese or profoundly unhealthy in other ways. The solution to such problems is obviously the responsibility of those who have engaged in the self-harm, and the peril they have brought upon themselves is hardly a proper cause for violating the rights and bodily integrity of others.

OKAY, ALL OF THE FOREGOING POINTS stand on their own as legal strikes against Biden's fascist "vaccine" mandates. In particular they each stand strongly against any attempt to rely on the deeply-flawed Jacobson ruling in its defense.

But there are other strikes against this proposed crime which, although more challenging to the modern, deeply-conditioned typical American perspective, offer correspondingly greater benefits for being aired and argued. And right now may be the singular time in which that airing and arguing has its best chance of dramatic success due to the viscerally-glaring impropriety of Biden's plan.

You see, Biden and his co-conspirators rely for the mandate's legal authority on an "Emergency temporary standards" provision of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (as amended). It can be observed, of course, that requiring individuals to accept the irreversible injection of an unwanted biochemical concoction or face economic ruin, or requiring business owners to impose such a requirement or be economically ruined themselves can hardly qualify under a "temporary remedy" provision. But that's just the least of the problems with this OSHA reliance.

The fact is, OSHA is grounded in the Constitutional delegation of authority to "regulate commerce among the several states" (provided in the Commerce Clause). That delegation has been treated by the courts as conveying virtually unlimited Congressional authority over anything NOT actually involved or engaged in commerce among the several states but which Congress creatively pretends to have an "effect" on such commerce (the regulation of which is therefore-- goes the pretense-- an element of regulating such commerce).

But that expansive treatment of the "commerce" regulatory authority has only taken place since 1937, when FDR threatened to pack the Supreme Court unless it began seeing things in this bent way. That is because it is an invalid construction.

Prior to the court-packing threat and SCOTUS's craven prostration, 150 years of American lawmaking and jurisprudence had seen not a glimmer of any such manifestly unconstitutional pretense about the Commerce Clause. And no surprise, considering its obvious inherent disharmony with myriad actual provisions of the Constitution.

To help cement this point, let me share with you a portion of a post from a few years ago in which I quote a Supreme Court ruling from 1936 which sternly decimates that expansive "interpretation" of the Commerce Clause authority so institutionalized today, and upon which Biden's "vaccine" mandate relies:

U.S. Supreme Court Carter v. Carter Coal Co., 298 U.S. 238 (1936)



1. A stockholder may maintain a bill to enjoin the corporation and its directors from submitting to legislative exactions and regulations which are unconstitutional and would seriously injure the business of the corporation. P. 298 U. S. 286.

2. Where irreparable injury from unconstitutional legislation is certain and imminent, suit for an injunction need not be deferred until injury has been actually inflicted. P. 298 U. S. 287.

3. [A 176-word description of the "Bituminous Coal Conservation Act of 1935"-- the legislative scheme being struck down-- which I am omitting due to its lengthy irrelevance to my point here.]


(1) That a so-called excise tax, imposed by the Act, of 15% of the sale price or market value at the mine of all bituminous coal produced in the country, subject to a draw-back of 13 1/2% allowed to those producers who submit to the price-fixing and labor, provisions of the Act, is not a tax, but a penalty to coerce submission, and cannot be upheld as an expression of the taxing power.

(2) The provisions of the Act looking to the control of the wages, hours, and working conditions of the miners engaged in the production of coal, and seeking to guarantee their right of collective bargaining in these matters, are beyond the powers of Congress, because --

(a) The Constitution grants to Congress no general power to regulate for the promotion of the general welfare.

(b) The power expressly granted Congress to regulate interstate commerce does not include the power to control the conditions in which coal is produced before it becomes an article of commerce.

(c) The effect on interstate commerce in the coal of labor conditions involved in its production, including disputes and strikes over wages, etc., is an indirect effect.

(3) Since a mine owner, by refusing to accept the regulatory provisions, would incur a prohibitive tax and be deprived, by other provisions of the Act, of the right to sell coal to the United States or to any of its contractors for use in performing their contracts, the regulations are, in fact, compulsory. In view of this compulsion, provisions of the Act seeking to authorize part of the producers and miners to fix hours for the entire industry, and part of the producers and miners in the districts to fix minimum wages in their districts, are legislative delegation in its most obnoxious form, and clearly violate the Fifth Amendment.

(4) The price-fixing provisions are not separable from the provisions concerning labor, and therefore cannot stand independently. They are so related to and dependent upon the labor provisions, as conditions, considerations or compensations, as to make it clearly probable that, the latter being held bad, the former would not have been passed.

(5) The constitutionality of the price-fixing provisions is not considered.

4. Whether the end sought to be attained by an Act of Congress is legitimate is wholly a matter of constitutional power, and not at all of legislative discretion. Beneficent aims, however great or well directed, can never serve in lieu of power.

5. To a constitutional end, many ways are open; but to an end not within the terms of the Constitution, all ways are closed.

6. The proposition, often advanced and as often discredited, that the power of the federal government inherently extends to all purposes affecting the Nation as a whole with which the States severally cannot deal, or deal adequately, and the related notion that Congress, entirely apart from those powers delegated by the Constitution, may enact laws to promote the general welfare, have always been definitely rejected by this Court.

7. Those who framed and those who adopted the Constitution meant to carve from the general mass of legislative powers then possessed by the States only such portions as it was thought wise to confer upon the federal government, and, in order that there should be no uncertainty as to what was taken and what was left, the national powers of legislation were not aggregated, but enumerated -- with the result that what was not embraced by the enumeration remained vested in the States without change or impairment.

8. The States, in respect of all powers reserved to them, are supreme. And since every addition to the national legislative power to some extent detracts from or invades the power of the States, it is of vital moment that, in order to preserve the fixed balance intended by the Constitution, the powers of the general government be not so extended as to embrace any not within the express terms of the several grants or the implications necessarily to be drawn therefrom.

9. The general government possesses no inherent power over the internal affairs of the States, and emphatically not with regard to legislation.

10. The determination of the Framers Convention and the ratifying conventions to preserve complete and unimpaired state self-government in all matters not committed to the national government is one of the plainest facts in the history of their deliberations. Adherence to that determination is incumbent equally upon the federal government and the States. State powers can neither be appropriated, on the one hand, nor abdicated, on the other.

11. If the federal government once begins taking over the powers of the States, the States may be so despoiled of their powers, or -- what may amount to the same thing -- be so relieved of the responsibilities which the possession of the powers necessarily enjoins, as to reduce them to little more than geographical divisions of the national domain.

12. The Constitution is a law -- the supreme law of the land. Judicial tribunals are required to apply the law to the facts in every case properly brought before them, and, in so doing, they are bound to give effect to this supreme law as against any mere statute conflicting with it.

13. In the discharge of that duty, the opinion of the lawmakers that a statute passed by them is valid must be given great weight; but their opinion, or the court's opinion, that the statute will prove greatly or generally beneficial is wholly irrelevant to the inquiry.

14. As used in the commerce clause of the Constitution, the term "commerce" is the equivalent of intercourse for the purposes of trade, and includes transportation, purchase, sale and exchange of commodities between citizens of the different States. The power to regulate commerce embraces the instruments by which commerce is carried on.

15. Production and manufacture of commodities are not commerce, even when done with intent to sell or transport the commodities out of the State.

16. The possibility or even certainty of the exportation of a product or an article from a State does not put it in interstate commerce before it has begun to move from the State. To hold otherwise would be to nationalize all industries.

17. One who produces or manufactures a commodity, subsequently sold and shipped by him in interstate commerce, whether such sale and shipment were originally intended or not, has engaged in two distinct and separate activities. So far as he produces or manufactures it, his business is purely local. So far as he sells or ships it, or contracts to do so, to customers in another State, he engages in interstate commerce. In respect of the former, he is subject to regulation by the State; in respect of the latter, to regulation only by the federal government. Production is not commerce, but a step in preparation for commerce.

18. The incidents leading up to and culminating in the mining of coal -- the employment of men, the fixing of their wages, hours of labor and working conditions, the bargaining in respect of these things -- each and all constitute intercourse for the purposes of production, not of trade. Commerce in the coal is not brought into being by force of these purely local activities, but by negotiations, agreements and circumstances entirely apart from production. Mining brings the subject matter of commerce into existence; commerce disposes of it.

19. To say that an activity or condition has a "direct" effect upon commerce implies that it operates proximately -- not mediately, remotely, or collaterally -- to produce the effect, without the presence of any efficient intervening agency or condition.

20. The distinction between a direct and an indirect effect upon interstate commerce is independent of the magnitude of the effect or of its cause.

21. The evils which come to interstate commerce from struggles between employer and employees over the matter of wages, working conditions, the right of collective bargaining, etc., and the resulting strikes, curtailment and irregularity of production and effect on prices, however extensive such evils may be, affect interstate commerce in a secondary and indirect way; they are local evils over which the federal government has no legislative control.

22. The want of power in the federal government is the same whether the wages, hours of service, and working conditions and the bargaining about them, are related to production before interstate commerce has begun, or to sale and distribution after it has ended. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, 295 U. S. 495.

23. A declaration in a statute that invalidity of any of its provisions shall not affect the others reverses the presumption of inseparability, but it does not alter the rule that, if one of two mutually dependent parts be unconstitutional, the other cannot be upheld.

That sounds like it was written in a different country, doesn't it?

That's the "originalist" take on the Constitution, and how it was understood and enforced (with only occasional stumbles) from 1789-- really, from the adoption of the Articles of Confederation in 1781-- until the late 1930s. But after decades of Kool-Aid expressly and insidiously concocted to erode this original (and frankly, obvious) understanding of the Constitution, and treat the "United States" referenced in federal statutes as being the all-inclusive, all-powerful thing the Supreme Court says above that it is not, we are now a long way down the path into foreign parts.

So, I imagine my point is now obvious-- Biden HAS no actual authority under OSHA for his "vaccine" mandate. A vigorous resistance by all good-hearted Americans to this pernicious assault on our liberties and the very concept of a rational rule of law should help today's Supreme Court-- equipped with a lately-rare collection of enough justices likely to see these legal issues correctly, and to recognize the significance and fleeting character of the window of opportunity before them, might result in a proper decision there on the "mandate" thing, with long coattails of virtue trailing behind it.

HOWEVER... in my very sober and seriously-offered opinion, no one should wait on, or rely on, any ruling from any court as the measure of the proper response to this "mandate" outrage. Biden and his handlers have taken a step too far, and whether a court says so or not, it cannot be tolerated.

I will leave it to each reader to find his or her way to the implications of that viewpoint.

I will also share the observations by the now very serious-minded satirist J.P. Sears in the video below, which go nicely to the point. And I will BEG you all to share the post above (the link is https://losthorizons.com/N/162.htm#2) with EVERYONE you can.

I know lots of folks have been posting lots of things responding to Biden's attack, many rich with apt dudgeon and strong and sometimes well-reasoned words. But though it pains me to say it myself, none will be as useful to the cause as what I have said here.

“The freemen of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle.”

-James Madison

NOTE: For some further observations concerning the Commerce Clause authority (and its misuse over the last 84 years), see 'The Mouse That's Roaring' and 'Even Solitary Candles, Once Lit, Can Roll Back The Darkness' from the collection, Upholding the Law and Other Observations.


A Few Additional Observations

H/T TO PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS for posting this graphic (with the apt comment, "I suppose Fauci will say Ivermectin only works for blacks..."):


Remember, a big part of the plandemic is the pretense that there are no treatments for C19, so you will conclude that your only choices are death or the "vaccine"-- and compliance with lawless autocratic decrees. The object is the gain of power for some, and for others of money... and, of course, to get a so-called "vaccine" into your body for as yet unknown reasons.

Everyone involved in the fear-mongering, the lies about treatments and the seizures of power-- and all the death and destruction that resulted-- should face strict accountability.

BTW, these data modeled in the graphic above thoroughly mirrors, supports and updates with more current fatality data observations that I posted about the use of hydroxychloroquine in Africa and Papua New Guinea, here, almost a year ago...

Maybe seeing that will help encourage people to carefully read and diligently share the rest of my posts on the subject of C19, starting with the broad overview here.


IMAGINING THAT SOME may be interested (since most have likely never seen one of these, and they may soon become important in some circumstances), here is an image of my recent C19 antibody test, taken about four weeks after my infection became apparent, as discussed here:

BTW, after hanging on 'til the end of August, the sinus infection that annoyingly accompanied my C19 event faded away. My sense of smell is slowly returning now, too, thank goodness.


FINALLY, LET'S SHIFT ATTENTION to the Texas anti-abortion bill that has lately been causing a stir in certain quarters. I will first say, "Well done, Texas!" For the moment the law appears to be having its intended effect, and some number of children are alive today who wouldn't have been without this very creatively-designed solution to the noxious practice.

That said, it must be recognized that every possible equally-creative legal assault will be made on the new law. Until all of those assaults have run their course, the durability of the law will be very much in question.

With adverse challenge outcomes possible from what are, after all, likely to be hostile courts, and in order to equip other state legislatures with another very solid, very difficult to attack alternative approach to curing the abortion epidemic, I offer the argument from principle and the practical implementation outline to be found in this paper (as presented in my second book, 'Upholding the Law and Other Observations'). Please read it and share it.

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The Income Tax 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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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.


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.


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.

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




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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On Track For Calamitous Policy Outcomes

by Donald J. Boudreaux

You must travel down one of two – A or B – railroad tracks, but you can choose between A and B. If you choose to travel down track A you must remain on that track until its end. You’ll have, if you choose track A, to the best of your knowledge as you start your journey a 60 percent chance of reaching a destination that’s spectacularly wonderful and a 40 percent chance of reaching a destination that’s hellishly awful. If you instead choose to travel down track B and to remain on track B for its entire length, you’ll have, to the best of your knowledge as you start your journey, a 40 percent chance of reaching a destination that’s spectacularly wonderful and a 60 percent chance of reaching a destination that’s hellishly awful. But unlike with track A, if you choose track B you’ll have an opportunity during your journey to switch to track C. If you start on track B and then switch to track C, your journey down track C will deposit you, with 100 percent certainty, in a place that’s merely pretty good – neither an earthly paradise nor an earthly hell; just an earthly place that’s merely pretty good.

Before you choose between traveling down tracks A or B, you’re told that, regardless of which set of tracks you choose, from the moment you start your journey you’ll gather ever more information about which specific destination you are headed toward.

Down which of these two sets of tracks will you choose to begin your journey?

If you’re someone who relishes risk-taking, you might choose track A with its higher chance of depositing you in a veritable earthly paradise. But if you’re even remotely averse to risk, you’ll almost certainly choose to start your journey on track B. The opportunity afforded by track B (unlike track A) to switch mid-journey to another track – to track C – allows you to act on valuable information that you’ll learn as you journey forth.

I’m quite confident (although I can’t prove) that most human beings would choose to begin their journey on track B rather than on track A. It’s desirable to retain the ability to adjust course as we learn more about just where we are heading on our current course. Indeed, I think it’s not too much to describe people who would choose to start their journey on track A rather than on track B as reckless fools.

The Perversely Chosen Covid Policy


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



THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED two weeks ago. When writing it Don Boudreaux will not have known about last week's confirmatory revelations of US officials' involvement in developing the C19 virus. Nor will he have known of the "vaccine" mandate of whoever is pulling Joe Biden's strings. But by virtue of the latter, in particular (and of the former insofar as it has been being covered up), Boudreaux's premise has been impressively borne out in just the events of one short week.

Of course, the last 16 months have offered endless other examples of Boudreaux's insight, as well. Indeed, I proposed a similar doubling-down thesis all the way back in April of 2020 (and then again in May) as the official data-fudging began to get ever-more creative in an effort to keep the panic alive in the face of growing popular skepticism and impatience.

The one thing Boudreaux's otherwise typically-excellent article lacks is the prescription for the cure-- guidance as to how to generate a break in the tracks down which our train is careening at every greater speed.

Happily, there is such a cure. It's a challenge in several ways, due mostly to the current control of information exchange by supporters of the totalitarian train in Big Tech and the MSM, and by the conditioned resistance to certain long-hidden facts and understanding on the part of even many in alt-media. But those genuinely interested in pulling on that emergency brake line should keep reading.

Everyone else can go back to sleep now. As Samuel Adams once said, "May your chains rest lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

AMERICANS WHO TREASURE INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY need to face the uncomfortable fact that only the dramatic diminishment of the power and footprint of government-- the chief tool of subjugation used by those with designs upon the rest of us-- can avail us now. Nothing else will do.

It is the giant centralized federal power structure-- and to a lesser (but just as dedicated and pernicious) degree those of individual state governments-- that have eclipsed and prevented the vigorous, free exchange of information and analysis which would otherwise have equipped everyone to quickly recognize the true nature and scope of the "pandemic" and sensibly address it on an individual basis and without sacrificing our liberties and the rule of law. (See more on that here.)

Remediation efforts undertaken in the political arena and in the courts are virtuous, and merit our enthusiastic support and participation. But all such efforts will look to the existing political and legal structure for their implementation. In the current climate, in which the established structures are so heavily compromised and corrupted, such reliance is more a naive hope than a certainty.

Our efforts must focus on striking at the taproot of the problem

HAPPILY, AMERICA'S FOUNDERS prepared against this precise need, knowing that all governments inevitably lurch toward the accretion of power unto themselves and the corruption which accompanies all accretions of state power. They put into place a solution ready to the hand of individual Americans, entirely bypassing all supervision or approval of the state.

The only requirements to implement that solution are eyes with which to see the problem, reasoning with which to recognize the truth and rightness of the solution, and courage, confidence and clarity of mind enough to pull the trigger in the face of the natural and predictable effort of the targeted rogue state to discourage doing so.

Learn about the Founder's solution at this link. Then help others do so, as well.

Time is running out.

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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


The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie


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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.

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.


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!"

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And don't miss:

Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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

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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.

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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 (sixteenth) 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!)



Selected Features From Recent Editions:

This should turn the tide, if shared around sufficiently:

Two Reports Tear A Gaping Wound Into The COVID-Coup Narrative


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Indian Bar Association Charges WHO Chief Scientist For Mass Murder'


Offered in the hope of equipping an army of dissenters to the COVID death-cult:

A Quiver-Full Of Common Sense


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'We Will Not Comply: A Campaign Against Medical Tyranny'


Among other ways in which the Biden/Harris claim to the White House is unraveling...

The COVID-19 - Election Fraud Connection


Checking in on the true Americans who are standing up and starving down the dangerous beast:

More CtC-Educated Victories For The Rule of Law


Because something really needs to be said...

Brief Comments On Selected Subjects In The News


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The FBI Is Orchestrating Its Own Terrorism Plots'


Among other ways in which the Biden/Harris claim to the White House is unraveling...

New Evidence Emerges Of Election Fraud In Georgia


Those just sitting on the sidelines and spectating had better get up and suit up.

The Assault On Liberty And The Rule Of Law Under The C19 Pretext Accelerates


In rebuttal of a despicable and agenda-driven calumny:

A Few Words About Thomas Jefferson


Other Voices (with an important afterword)



Here's a very serious, very important question:

Declaration Day. Did You Do It?


Hurray for the heroes!

More Victories In Upholding The Law And Defunding The Increasingly Rogue State


You can't throw a stone blindfolded anymore without hitting five things that richly deserve it...

Random Comments On The Current Madness


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The 'Conspiracy Theory' Charade'


No culture can long survive the embrace of delusions and denial...

Speaking Plainly About "Transgender" Madness


People too often get this backwards:

The Second Amendment Is NOT For "Peaceful, Law-Abiding Citizens"


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Was There A Wuhan Lab Leak?'


The CtC-educated keep leading America away from business-as-usual political corruption...

New Testimonial Videos To Share, Along With A Very Handsome $158K Victory And A Very Obnoxious IRS Dodge


In the news:

The Fauci Emails Are Being Furiously Spun By The Usual Suspects


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Dr. Anthony S. Fauci: America's Angel Of Death'


There's a chance right now for a welcome reversal of a long-standing corrupt practice in Washington...

Clinton, Bush, Obama And Trump All Committed This Crime; Will Biden Do The Same?


Why is it that...

Challenging Questions On A Few Selected Current-Event Topics


Switching gears and going for some uplift:

It's Time To Celebrate Some More CtC Victories


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Ignorant World And What To Do About It'


A disturbing little exercise in reverse engineering:

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


It's all about staying on subject...

Dealing With IRS Opportunism


Sorting out facts and despicable fictions:

On "Vaccines" And "Variants"


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Political Economy Of Fear'


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.


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

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


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'We Must Never Forget The Old Normal'


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


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


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Cancel Public School'


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


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!!


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Why I Believe That Covid Derangement Syndrome Is Real'


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?


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The (New Normal) War on Domestic Terror'


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


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

A Low-Hanging-Fruit Salad


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

Not Letting This Crisis Go To Waste


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Covid Odyssey'


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

A Stinging Rebuke; And A Shameful Hypocrisy


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

Resolved: No More Playing Along With The "Lockdowns"


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

Not Letting This Crisis Go To Waste


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Let's Play A Disinformation Game'


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

Sleepwalking Down The Nightmare Road To Serfdom


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Coronavirus Scandal Breaking In Merkel's Germany'


A big, welcome crack has appeared in the ice.

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


The propaganda drumbeat continues...

Regarding Overtaxed Hospitals, And Upcoming Vaccine Pressure


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

Another Israeli Murder


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Germans Are Back!'


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

How A Real Journalist Comports Himself


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Republicans And Democrats Will Never Deliver Peace'


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

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


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

On The "Income Tax Front


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Absurdity Of Covid "Cases"'


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

The Big "Income" Con


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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The upgraded Sixteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

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


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 14- In 1814, Francis Scott Key composes 'The Star Spangled Banner' after watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore by British warships during the War of 1812.  In 1847, American forces led by Winfield Scott capture Mexico City during the Mexican-American War.  In 1901, President William McKinley dies and is succeeded in office by Theodore Roosevelt.  In 1948, ground is broken in New York City for the headquarters of the United Nations.  In 1959, the Soviet 'Luna 2' becomes the first man-made object to reach the Moon.  In 2003, Sweden, by national referendum, rejects adoption of the 'Euro'.  In 2019, Yemen's Houthi population, whose struggle for liberation from Saudi-imposed puppet dictators had been being viciously suppressed for years by the Saudi military with assistance from the United States, successfully attack Saudi oil-production infrastructure and take out half of its capacity.


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.


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


Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter


Notes And Tips For Educated Filers


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

September 15- In 1789, the United States Department of Foreign Affairs (now the Department of State), is commissioned.  In 1916, tanks are used in battle for the first time.  In 1997, historians take note that it was the 158th 15th of September since Iran last initiated military aggression against anyone.  In 2008, Lehman Brothers files the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history (to that date).


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.


Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial


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


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.


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.

Visit 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:

September 16-  In 1920, a bomb in a horse-drawn wagon explodes in front of the J.P. Morgan Building on Wall Street, killing 38 and injuring 400.  In 1991, the drug-trafficking trial of one-time CIA-asset and Panamanian "strongman" Manuel Noriega begins.


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.


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?


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


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

September 17- In 1787, the final draft of the United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia by participants in the Constitutional Convention.  In 1908, the first airplane fatality occurs when Orville Wright crashes The Wright Flyer, killing passenger Thomas Selfridge.  In 1916, 'The Red Baron' wins his first aerial combat.  In 1939, the Soviet Union joins in Germany's invasion of Poland.  In 1993, the last Russian troops leave Poland.  In 2011, the 'Occupy Wall Street' project begins.  In 2018, a Russian aircraft being unknowingly used as a shield by two Israeli fighters making an unprovoked attack on Syrian targets is mistakenly struck by a Syrian air defense missile, killing 15.


“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


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



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Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing


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

Renew Your Promise


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.


"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!


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

September 18- In 2001, the first post-9/11 "anthrax letters" are mailed to ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, the New York Post and the National Enquirer, successfully keeping the "terrorism"-hysteria pot boiling.  A second set of anthrax-laden letters were mailed to a pair of influential United States Senators three weeks later during Senate "consideration" of the draconian 'USA PATRIOT Act'.  Click here for more on this subject.  In 2014, 44.7% of Scots voted to secede from the United Kingdom.  In 2019, Edward Snowden's book, 'Permanent Record' becomes the world's best-selling book (at the time), one day after the United States launches a lawsuit against its publisher for failing to allow the CIA and NSA to redact from the manuscript things they wish kept from the light of day (and the eyes of their owners, the American people).



'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...

Regarding "Tax Reform"



“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


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

September 19- In 1778, the Continental Congress passes the first United States budget.  In 1796, George Washington's farewell address is published as an open letter to the American public; see the discussion of this important speech here.


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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