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Current Events and Continuing Education for November 22, 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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Virtue can be found all over this wonderful country of ours:

A Small But Bright Point Of Light

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Short takes on selected items in the news...

Comments In Brief

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This is important, especially now...

The REAL Story Of Thanksgiving

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The First "Climate Change" Diagnosis Is Here. It Will Not Be The Last'

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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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"There are two distinct classes of men...those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes."

-Thomas Paine

 

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 22- In 1718, the pirate known as Blackbeard is killed off the coast of North Carolina in a fight with a British warship.  In 1963, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.  In 1987, two Chicago-area television signals are hijacked briefly by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.

 

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

  

Fear nothing but God's judgment as to your honesty and your courage

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"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams

HEY, People! Please don't just read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or approvingly and then move on to other things. I don't post in order to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with perspectives and arguments with which to educate others, and in the expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things.

We won't win by YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.

A Small But Bright Point Of Light

...that you've just got to love; along with a counterpoint of darkness to put it in perspective.

WHILE DOING SOME CLEAN-UP of the incredible tonnage of tax-related flotsam and jetsam that has washed up on my shores over the years, I came across a long-forgotten smile-inducing item I had found way back in the early "aughts" of this new century during what, despite the war of aggression against Iraq and the USA PATRIOT Act outrage, almost seem like "the good old days" compared to today's COVID coup and Brandon's Build Back Broken agenda. The pleasing find is a newsletter from a small outfit doing business as the United Methodist Federal Credit Union. Here's the masthead:

Nothing exciting in that little segment, of course, or in most of the rest of the two page newsletter, for that matter. But at the bottom of that first page we find this little gem:

Gotta love it, right? There ARE good Americans out there, even in the financial services industry where a good deal of the rule-of-law rubber actually hits the road.

Back when the newsletter from which I have taken these excerpts was published, there were two UMFCU locations. Now there appear to be seven, in various states across the country, and doing business under a new name, 'Interfaith Federal Credit Union'.

Maybe there's a branch near you, and maybe these folks have held on to their virtues. If so, this may be the place where you want to do your banking, rewarding that virtue with your business, and enjoying its benefits for yourself.

Those who want to find the answers to either question can find the organization's website here.

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On the other hand...

WHILE WE'RE ALL ENJOYING THE UPLIFT provided by the good folks at UMFCU/IFCU, let's take a moment to remember why the organization's simple statement of respect for the law-- which should be taken for granted but sadly, cannot be-- is so important. To help make this clear, I'm going to share another statement I came across just the other day, looking over documents involved in a long-running and tedious IRS 'Whack-a-Mole' ploy in which the agency has spent years evading a simple claim for the refund of ~$4K of improperly-withheld money under the FICA provisions.

This story begins with an agency admission that the educated claimants had done nothing taxable and owed no tax. At the same time, however, the agency alleged that nothing had been withheld (or hadn't been shown to have been withheld), and therefore nothing was to be refunded:

The claimants (who will remain anonymous for this discussion, and until the entire story of this 'Every Which Way But Loose' episode is ready for the telling), didn't just accept the proffered "settlement". Instead, they very resolutely and capably pushed back

These good Americans know and respect the law, and want what belongs to them. They also know that it's not about the money-- it's about the fact that when someone lets the state get away with NOT obeying the law, more and more evasions and corruptions are encouraged and committed, which increasingly involve more and more dangerous transgressions than just tax crimes.

NOW, ALL OF WHAT I'VE RECOUNTED SO FAR is almost unremarkable. The IRS has been trying to dodge refunds even when having no grounds for doing so; even when having admitted that nothing taxable was done upon which either the normal tax or the FICA surtaxes could arise; and even when doing so involves blatant falsehoods about amounts withheld for several years. Several dozen CtC-educated filers have had to deal with these ridiculous pretenses-- maybe more.

But in this case, someone at the IRS ran a bit off the rails. After the claimants had responded to that CP13 excerpted above, declining the "just walk away" proposal, an agency "LTR916C" followed. Two remarkable statements are made in this escalation attempt, neither of which I think I have ever before seen in print. They are outlined in the scanned section below:

Wow!

Each of these bodacious statements is a crafty attack on the grounding and confidence of the filer(s). Each is a corrupt distortion of the law/misrepresentation of the facts as part of that effort.

THE FIRST HIGHLIGHTED STATEMENT seeks to disregard the sworn testimony submitted as part of the return by way of Form 4852-- a document expressly provided as proof of the federal withholding claimed, and one of fully equal stature to a W-2 which might otherwise have been included in a similar filing, depending on circumstances. The pretense is that the Form 4852-- which is, in fact, published by the IRS specifically for use as a substitute document of equal legal stature to a W-2 (or 1099-R)-- somehow doesn't count, and that the only proof of withholding acceptable to the IRS is the latter document.

The ploy is transparently meant to induce the filer to send the agency a W-2, implicitly endorsing everything alleged upon it, even though it's likely allegation of payments of "wages" (as defined at 26 U.S.C. §§ 3121(a) and 3401(a)) might be incorrect, and would contradict the claim for refund of the withheld amounts.

(That first statement also implies that the IRS never received a W-2 from the party which did the withholding. I doubt this, though I can't say it isn't true. Still, if it is true, the obviously proper course would be inquiring of that party rather than implying-- from a position of zero agency knowledge of any relevant facts-- that the filer is lying, and lying under oath, at that.)

WHATEVER MAY BE DERIVED from the language of the first remarkable statement on this "LTR916C" directly, the color is put unmistakably upon it by the second remarkable statement: "[T]he taxpayer will need to demonstrate he/she truly earned wages for which the withholding credit is being claimed..."

WOW!!

First, let's be clear-- there is no legal basis for this claim whatsoever. No law, and not even any regulation, asserts or even hints at this ludicrous proposition. It is pure falsehood.

This statement suggests-- again, falsely-- that there IS some kind of authority by which the tax agency can just keep money improperly withheld from someone and given into its keeping against the possibility of a tax liability being established. The proposition is, of course, belied by the $billions recovered by CtC-educated Americans over the last 18 years.

It is also ridiculous on its face.

Remember, withheld amounts are formally held by the government in escrow, pending a claim for refund or the making and upholding of a competing government claim to the money:

“[Withheld or paid-in amounts] are, as it were, payments in escrow. They are set aside, as we have noted, in special suspense accounts established for depositing money received when no assessment is then outstanding against the taxpayer. The receipt by the Government of moneys under such an arrangement carries no more significance than would the giving of a surety bond. Money in these accounts is held not as taxes duly collected are held but as a deposit made in the nature of a cash bond for the payment of taxes thereafter found to be due.”

Rosenman v. United States, 323 US 658 (1945)

In the absence of a competing claim made by the government (or by the filer through self-assessment), the claim of the filer from whom the money was withheld prevails and must be honored. This is expressly articulated in the law under the "authority to make credits or refunds" section:

(a) General rule

In the case of any overpayment, the Secretary, within the applicable period of limitations, may credit the amount of such overpayment, including any interest allowed thereon, against any liability in respect of an internal revenue tax on the part of the person who made the overpayment and shall, subject to subsections (c), (d), and (e) [deductions for past due obligations to federal or state agencies] refund any balance to such person. (Emphasis added.)

26 U.S.C. § 6402- Authority to make credits or defunds

...and under the tellingly-titled "erroneous payments" section (which is particularly relevant in the instant case, in which all the money in escrow was withheld under the provisions of chapter 21):

Any tax paid under chapter 21 or 22 by a taxpayer with respect to any period with respect to which he is not liable to tax under such chapter shall be credited against the tax, if any, imposed by such other chapter upon the taxpayer, and the balance, if any, shall be refunded.

26 U.S.C. § 3503- Erroneous payments

But we hardly need to get down into these weeds. The simple and obvious fact is that the second remarkable statement made in the "LTR916C" by some IRS flack willing to lie for the sake of "the mission" is just a fabrication meant to fraudulently instruct the filer that he or she has no legal means by which to reclaim money erroneously withheld, and should just be content with the IRS agreement that no tax is due.

SO, THE TAKE-AWAY from this ugly little point of darkness is that the tax agency (and agencies-- state bureaucracies are often as bad in this regard as the IRS) should never be taken at face value. Like the deceptive nonsense in the example above, many, many things that they say or imply or suggest are complete fictions.

In fact, let's circle back to the top of this piece. Let's remember that the United Methodist Federal Credit Union earned its place of honor here today for clarifying for its otherwise ignorant clients that an IRS "notice of levy" is NOT a valid legal notice by which a private-sector recipient is compelled to turn over someone else's property.

But as everyone in this community knows, the agency has always done everything it can think of to make Americans believe otherwise, 'cause after all, that's "the mission".

"The Tax Code represents the genius of legal fiction... The IRS has never really known why people pay the income tax... The IRS encourages voluntary compliance, through FEAR."

Jack Warren Wade Jr., former IRS officer in charge of the Nationwide Revenue Officer Training Program, in his book ‘When You Owe The IRS’

 

"If the taxpayers of this country ever discovered that we operate on 98% bluff, the entire system will collapse." 

Reported remark by an internal revenue service officer to Sen. Henry E. Bellmon (R. Okla.) on April 15, 1971.

 

"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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Comments In Brief

Short takes on selected items lately in the news, such as the admirable Italian government revision of C19 fatality figures, the silver lining to Kyle Rittenhouse's terrible ordeal, a solution to the illegal border crossings in Texas, and more.

THE ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH has revised its official total C19 death toll from 130,468 to 3,783, finally acknowledging the difference between the irrelevant cases of death which was from other causes but in which C19 was alleged to be present (or had been purportedly detected sometime within a few weeks or a month of the death) and those actually brought about by C19 itself. See the report here.

Were US officials to be similarly honest, the official US death toll would drop from a frightening, any-port-in-a-storm-panic-inducing 762,929 to a much more rational-response-conducive 45,776. (See the analyses here, here and here.)

I wonder why US officials are NOT honest about this?

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ONE SILVER LINING to the dark cloud of Kyle Rittenhouse's outrageous ordeal is that after watching the trial, many people should be awakening to the quantity and quality of deception practiced by the MSM in service to their agenda. As details emerged during the courtroom proceedings, it became increasingly clear that not only was everything reported by the MSM and "official" voices over the last year and more about the events in Kenosha on August 25, 2020 misrepresented, but the misrepresentation was so thoroughly contrary to the facts that it had to be deliberate.

In light of that newly-and-vividly-revealed capacity-- even enthusiasm-- for corruption in the media (and amongst Democrats in office), the ability of many Americans to reflexively buy-in to other narrative threads promoted by these same mendacious voices has to be shaken. A lot of folks who previously had been dismissive of, for instance, assertions of impropriety in last year's election-- based on a refusal to look at evidence thereof, due to media and official declarations that there was nothing to see-- must now be open to second thoughts.

Then there's the C19 fairy tale... and the "climate emergency"... and systemic racism... and the Russian threat... and Iranian aggression... and "modern monetary theory"... and "income" meaning "all that comes in" in tax law... and so on, and so forth, ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

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CROCODILES IN THE RIO GRANDE. How about it?

Not namby-pamby alligators or caimans. Crocs.

20 ft. long, 2,000 lb. crocodiles-- the kind that keep alligators as pets.

Don't you think that might help stem the flood of illegals pouring across what is supposed to be a border? I do.

What's more, crocs in the river is a cheap, easy and very, very fast remedy to the illegal immigration problem. It could even be administered proactively by private, individual Texans if the state authorities drag their feet once the proposal is brought to their attention (responsibility for which I charge the very large, active and excellent Texas CtC communities-- both the state group overall and the especially vigorous Dallas/Ft. Worth buzzsaw brigade).

I suspect that once the scaly apex predators are first seen in the water human border patrol force-strengths could be cut by 99% everywhere except at designated, legitimate entry points. Upside after upside!

Let me know if you agree...

(Btw, click here for a little drill-down on the importance of immigration control.)

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I WAS DISMAYED TO HEAR two of my favorite commentators on TV the other day both (in a conversation between them) embrace the notion that the government's job is to "make our lives better". The speakers meant well, with the context being the manifestly sound assertion that the agenda of the Biden cabal doesn't make our lives better and therefore is to be condemned.

But the formulation fundamentally misunderstands government's actual role, whether one finds its policies beneficial or not.

American governments do not exist in order to make anyone's life better. They exist in order to secure our individual rights to make our lives better-- to pursue happiness, as it is said.

Not our happiness as it is conceived by a government policymaker (whether well-conceived or not). Rather, our happiness as we individually see it, constrained only by our obligation to respect the equal opportunities and freedoms of others.

The difference matters, and no one should allow this kind of misstatement to be made in their presence without objection.

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HAS IT OCCURRED TO ANYONE that the apparent disregard of the Biden cabal for poll numbers and the otherwise increasingly-manifest dissatisfaction of the American people with its policies and practices suggests that it has no concern for the outcomes of the next election? Has it occurred to anyone that this suggests at least the possibility that the Biden cabal doesn't expect an adverse official outcome from those elections, despite all that dissatisfaction-- even though that dissatisfaction increasingly spreads into the ranks of grass-roots Democrats as well as Independents?

Who's going to be counting the votes next November? I suggest that those in a position to do so begin addressing that question sooner rather than later.

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FINALLY, I MUST AIR MY DISCONTENT with two bits of nonsense lately polluting the landscape of populist political rhetoric: Decrying "the Biden administration's shutdown of the Keystone pipeline even while it allowed the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to go forward"; and pretending that actions by the Yemen Houthis, who happened to receive some support from Iran, are really Iranian actions (so as to make a condemnation of those actions into a swipe at Iran).

Nord Stream 2 is not a project over which the Biden administration has control. And actions by the (occasionally) Iran-supported Houthis are no more "Iranian actions" than actions by US-supported Turkey, Britain or France are "United States actions".

Twisting the facts like this is intellectually shabby and erosive of sound policy debate and development. It is also an insult to those at whom it is directed, who should respond accordingly.

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Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

You've got magic in your hands, if you will use it...

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The Income Tax Law, In Seven Pages

Really.

HERE IS THE LAW, IN 7 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW THE SCHEME WORKS, IN 8 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW TO OVERCOME THE SCHEME AND ENFORCE THE LAW, IN 256 PAGES.

Share these all, everywhere you can. Be your most creative self in sending and "selling" these links. Do memes; make gifs; respond to everything in the news that would be or have been better had the state been small, or if Americans kept their money for their own uses.

If you pay attention to the news and train yourself to apply these perspectives, you will see a dozen things of which you can make use in awakening other Americans to the virtues of having the income tax correctly administered. Please, for my sake, for your own sake, for the sake of your children and their future, make that use.

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The Real Story Of Thanksgiving

Do yourself and society a favor-- read this to your kids.

THANKSGIVING DAY IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE special days of the year, and not because of the great food. The real virtues of this unique American celebration lie in the lessons in humility and maturity offered by its history.

The virtuous lessons to which I refer are offered only by Thanksgiving's true history, however. That true history is the exact opposite of the bogus, "Thank God (sorry... politically incorrect... make that, "Thank Fortuitous Random Chance") we were saved from starvation by the generosity of our neighbors-- see how wonderful socialism can be!" nonsense which too many Americans have been misled into imagining to be the truth.

In fact, the feast we commemorate on the fourth Thursday of November had nothing whatsoever to do with "generosity". What we actually commemorate on Thanksgiving is the Plymouth Rock colonists' recognition of the evils of socialism and the goodness of Adam Smith's "invisible hand" of profit-motivation unleashed by security in property rights.

It was that 11th-hour epiphany after a disastrous experiment with communitarian soulfulness that saved the colony from starvation. Thanks be to God, indeed, for that merciful and timely grant of wisdom.

IN VERY BRIEF SUMMARY, the Plymouth Rock colony began as a commune, organized under the principle that the proceeds of every individual's labors would be claimed of right by the community as a whole, and then redistributed in equal measure to every member. This system lasted for several years, during which the colony grew ever more hungry and impoverished.

Unable to keep the fruit of their labors for themselves, and with the unproductive receiving the same out of the communal resources as those who worked hard, soon no one worked hard. To do so was a fool's game.

The only competition un-smothered by the communitarian rule was the race to the bottom in the avoidance of labor. Every year the crops were thinner; every year the shares distributed to each colonist were more meager.

Finally, in 1623 and on the verge of the colony's failure (that is, the death of all the colonists), the feel-good socialist lunacy was recognized as the deadly mental virus that it is. The ruinous pretense that the community had a rightful claim on the food produced by each member was abandoned, and the colonist's rights to their own production was secured.

As it was recounted (in third-person format) in 1623 by William Bradford, Governor of the Colony:

...so they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery.

At length, after much debate of things, the Governor (with the advice of the chiefest amongst them) gave way that they should set corn every man for his own particular, and in that regard trust to themselves; in all other things to go on in the general way as before. And so assigned to every family a parcel of land, according to the proportion of their number, for that end, only for present use (but made no division for inheritance) and ranged all boys and youth under some family.

This had very good success, for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been by any means the Governor or any other could use, and saved him a great deal of trouble, and gave far better content. The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn; which before would allege weakness and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression.

Thus, the deadly madness of socialism was replaced with a pragmatic expression of two natural laws: 1. no person (and no group of persons, acting under whatever title or label or pretense it may) can rightfully dictate the disposal of the product of another's labor; and 2. no society can violate a natural law without suffering the harmful consequences. It was only then that the colony had its first bountiful harvest, for which the members properly gave thanks.

IT IS THE BENEFICIAL CONSEQUENCE of the Plymouth Rock Colony's epiphany concerning the destructive follies of socialism and the rewarding virtues of natural law that we have celebrated on Thanksgiving over the years. Here is William Bradford again, expressing the lesson taken by these ancestors of the American revolutionaries of a century-and-a-half hence:

The experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanity of that conceit of Plato's and other ancients applauded by some of later times; that the taking away of property and bringing in community into a commonwealth would make them happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God.

Needless to say, the experience of the Plymouth Rock Colony was firmly in the American memory at the time that our founding principles were spelled out. It is unsurprising that the colonists' hard-won wisdom deeply informs the Declaration of Independence, the principles enshrined in which are declared to be the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God.

It is unsurprising that the Articles of Confederation and our federal and various state Constitutions are constructed around the core principle that no government (which is, in theory, the agent of the community acting as a whole) has a claim of right to any property other than its own, or that which is produced by the exercise of its own unique prerogatives. The Plymouth Rock Colonists taught us the fatal folly of having things any other way.

THE VIRTUOUS LESSONS LEARNED by the Plymouth Rock Colony's near-disastrous experiment with a fancied and prideful "alternative" to the basic reality of natural law is well-worth the giving of thanks. So is the wisdom of our Founders in taking those lessons to heart and hardwiring them into our American legal structure.

With these things firmly in mind as the real reasons for celebration, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that it finds you all well, and leaves you all comfortably stuffed with the good food and good cheer for which this holiday is casually and warmly known.

But I also hope that you all dwell for a few minutes on the more sober aspects of this commemoration. I especially hope you see to it that your children understand the truth (rather than the warm fuzzy fictions that they have been taught in their government schools and through the mindless popular culture).

The real lessons of Thanksgiving are very important lessons. Our societal well-being depends on those lessons remaining embedded in our American consciousness and institutions.

It has been famously and wisely observed that those who allow themselves to be ignorant of history lessons are doomed to repeat them, and we don't want our children or grandchildren to have to repeat this one. The good Lord might not be so forgiving of their arrogance the second time around.

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P.S. THIS THANKSGIVING, especially, have as many of your friends and family with you as possible. Hug them all fiercely and kiss everyone you love. Crowd closely around a groaning table and make it a real feast.

Don't spoil the occasion by harboring anger at those who would steal such joyful times from you with grotesque "social distancing" directives and the like. Content yourself with a rousing chant of "Let's go, Brandon!" to start things off, and then put aside anger and scorn and relish every bite and every conversation you enjoy while living your life according to your own values.

Cheers!

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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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But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only the cost of a cheap paperback.

Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support. No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to act let it be solely because it seems right.

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX IN DETAIL

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE RESOURCES

BE FAMILIAR WITH THE SCAMS, THE MISUNDERSTANDINGS, AND THE TROLL-POLLUTION

TAKE CHARGE IN YOUR STATE FORUM, HELPING EVERYONE TO THINK CLEARLY AND STAY ON TOPIC

All-in-all, just be the sort of person for others that you would go to yourself for trustworthy leadership.

Leadership is a challenge. But it's not complicated, and you can do it.

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Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word?

SKEPTICISM (SOMETIMES INVOKED BY FEAR) IS TO BE EXPECTED when you're trying to explain to someone that everything they've been encouraged their whole lives to believe about something as entrenched and significant as the income tax is basically nonsense. So here's a way to help cut through the resistance:

Ask your listener how he or she would react if you were to show an announcement from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue admitting that the tax doesn't apply to the earnings of most Americans and is misapplied most of the time because people don't understand how it works? Or how about if you showed a ruling from the Supreme Court saying the same?

Now you just have to explain that you're going to show exactly those things-- but because the state really doesn't want people to know this, these things haven't been said quite as forthrightly as we would all wish. It's going to take a bit more work to take these admissions in than is sufficient for just reading a press release. But it'll be worth the effort...

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The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool families and community groups, your neighbors, your family members, your pastors and co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs, members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth movement, other activist movements and everyone else, you have only yourself to blame for your troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which you might complain. It's on you.

WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI (weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.

Remember: Real Americans don't accommodate fog, lies and a sliding scale of adherence to the rule of law. Real American men and women stand up for the truth and the law, come what may, knowing that it is only by setting the bar at the top and enforcing it, come what may, that liberties are secured.

"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated."

-Thomas Paine

 

OUTREACH!!!

JOB ONE, PEOPLE!!! SPREAD. THE. WORD.

ONLY ONE THING WILL WIN YOU YOUR LIBERTY: Spreading the truth. Accordingly, I've assembled outreach resources into a new, dedicated page. Find it here, and please, USE THESE TOOLS!! I can't do this all by myself.

"In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

-George Orwell

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

The First "Climate Change" Diagnosis Is Here. It Will Not Be The Last

A doctor in British Columbia has taken an unprecedented step, and actually diagnosed an elderly patient as “suffering from climate change”. But why? And what does that mean for the future?

by Kit Knightly

Doctor Kyle Merritt, an attending physician at an emergency department in Nelson BC, added “climate change” as a contributing factor to the medical issues of one of his patients. And, in so doing, has achieved a remarkable and troubling world first.

The first-ever medical diagnosis of “climate change”.

Dr Merritt said in an interview with Glacier Media:

"If we’re not looking at the underlying cause, and we’re just treating the symptoms, we’re just gonna keep falling further and further behind,” the emergency room doctor told Glacier Media. […] It’s me trying to just… process what I’m seeing.”

The entire situation raises some interesting questions.

Does it make medical sense?

Of course it doesn’t.

He diagnosed her as “suffering from climate change”. You can’t do that, it is insane.

That’s like diagnosing someone who was struck by lightning as “suffering from the effects of rain” or a person having a heart attack as “suffering from the effects of Mcdonald’s”.

…actually, it’s worse than that. At least my examples have a distinct cause-and-effect relationship, and there are no scientific papers suggesting Mcdonald’s doesn’t actually exist.

The patient in question is over 70, asthmatic, diabetic and suffering from heart failure. She’s very, very sick…no matter the climate.

Even if Dr Merritt can somehow trace a decline in her health due to the weather (and there’s no evidence at all that he can), actually diagnosing it is completely bonkers.

…so why do it?

It’s a staged PR move. A very obvious one, when you think about it.

For one thing, there’s the question of how the media ever found out it happened, since medical records and diagnoses are completely private.

Clearly Dr Merritt didn’t just diagnose his patient with “climate change”, he then immediately called up the local media to tell them he had done it.

Throw in the fact that this happened to occur during the COP26 conference in Glasgow, which only today warned of “climate-linked health risks” rising, and that the move has already spawned a new NGO, “Doctors and Nurses for Planetary Health”, and you have a textbook example of a stage-managed media rollout.

Why now?

In simple terms, because Covid worked and climate didn’t.

They have been stoking up public fear of “a new ice age” and acid rain and the hole in the ozone layer and myriad other supposedly incipient climate disasters for literal decades, and never touched one-tenth of the level of hysteria created by the Covid19 “pandemic”.

Somewhere, some not especially bright public relations executive has decided that the way to push the “pivot from Covid to climate” is to try and turn the long-predicted environmental disaster into a public health issue.

It’s hamfisted, a little funny, and probably won’t work, but it does open up some troubling possibilities going forward.

Like what?

Continued...

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

 

Afterword

THERE'S A GRIM OBSERVATION AND WARNING by the always-insightful and clear-eyed Edmund Burke of which I have made much use over the last year or so, as the true character of the "pandemic" and the measures ostensibly taken (or imposed) against its much-overhyped ravages has come into focus:

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

Kit Knightly has done a fine job of alerting us all to yet another assault upon right and reason being rolled out of the darkness and sketching out its likely trajectory. Those amongst the ranks of the honest who are also wise will take heed and immediately commence the rebuttal and derisive denunciation of this latest hobgoblin to be ushered onto the stage in service to the oligarchic ambitions of evil men.

But denunciation is not enough. Action is needed if the honest and rights-respecting community is to retain (or regain) its freedoms in an era in which the machinery of the state has been thoroughly captured by that community's enemies.

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.

Unfortunately, while remediation efforts undertaken in the political arena and in the courts are virtuous, and merit our enthusiastic support and participation... they will fail. 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, THE FOUNDERS AND FRAMERS 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

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A Little Extra

EVEN AS ARDENT A STATIST as Abraham Lincoln, in announcing his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in order to keep them paying the tariff for the benefit of Northern interests in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, paid at least lip service to the Founders design of leaving control over the fuel available to feed the fires Washington wants to light in the hands of the individual citizenry when he said, "Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite means..."

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith

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The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie

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

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

-Mark C. Phillips, JD

 

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

-Jerry Arnowitz, JD

 

"Your book is a masterpiece!"

-Michael Carver, JD

 

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

-John O'Neil Green, JD

 

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

-Eric Smithers, JD

 

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

-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD

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

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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!)

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Resources:

Selected Features From Recent Editions:

Catholic Archbishop Viganò calls for a halt of the goose-step march to madness and death.

A Thoughtful And Persuasive Rejection Of mRNA "Vaccines"

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Short takes on selected items in the news...

Comments In Brief

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'"The Public Good" Isn't Mark Zuckerberg's-- Or Congress's-- Priority'

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Putting the lie to a vicious narrative theme:

Those Saying "NO!" To "Vaccine" Mandates Are NOT Quitting Their Jobs

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Liberty in Peril'

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Here's a good way of knocking the pins out from under the evil narrative:

Getting The Numbers Right

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There's a lot out there to choose from...

Target Shooting

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'"Programmable Digital Currency": The Next Stage Of The New Normal?'

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You're familiar with the "stopped clock" metaphor, yes?

W. Is Right-- January 6 REALLY IS Just Like 9/11. Let's Talk About That.

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Julian, Beverly and Scott offer inspiration, uplift and the solution to today's dire peril to all with eyes to see and ears to hear...

Three Powerful New Video Testimonials To Share

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Covid, 9/11 & Forever War'

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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

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

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

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'On Track For Calamitous Policy Outcomes'

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This should turn the tide, if shared around sufficiently:

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

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

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

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

A Quiver-Full Of Common Sense

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

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

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

The COVID-19 - Election Fraud Connection

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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

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Because something really needs to be said...

Brief Comments On Selected Subjects In The News

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The FBI Is Orchestrating Its Own Terrorism Plots'

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

New Evidence Emerges Of Election Fraud In Georgia

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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

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In rebuttal of a despicable and agenda-driven calumny:

A Few Words About Thomas Jefferson

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Pseudopandemic'

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Here's a very serious, very important question:

Declaration Day. Did You Do It?

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Hurray for the heroes!

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

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

Random Comments On The Current Madness

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The 'Conspiracy Theory' Charade'

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

Speaking Plainly About "Transgender" Madness

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People too often get this backwards:

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

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Was There A Wuhan Lab Leak?'

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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

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In the news:

The Fauci Emails Are Being Furiously Spun By The Usual Suspects

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

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

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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?

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Why is it that...

Challenging Questions On A Few Selected Current-Event Topics

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Switching gears and going for some uplift:

It's Time To Celebrate Some More CtC Victories

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Ignorant World And What To Do About It'

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A disturbing little exercise in reverse engineering:

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

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It's all about staying on subject...

Dealing With IRS Opportunism

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Sorting out facts and despicable fictions:

On "Vaccines" And "Variants"

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Political Economy Of Fear'

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

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

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

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

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'We Must Never Forget The Old Normal'

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

Why Gretchen Whitmer Sent Sick People Into Nursing Homes Last Spring

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

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

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Cancel Public School'

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

An Eminent Virologist Sounds An Urgent Alarm Against Current Vaccines

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

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

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Why I Believe That Covid Derangement Syndrome Is Real'

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

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

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The (New Normal) War on Domestic Terror'

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

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

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

A Low-Hanging-Fruit Salad

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

Not Letting This Crisis Go To Waste

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Covid Odyssey'

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

A Stinging Rebuke; And A Shameful Hypocrisy

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

Resolved: No More Playing Along With The "Lockdowns"

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

Not Letting This Crisis Go To Waste

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Let's Play A Disinformation Game'

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

Sleepwalking Down The Nightmare Road To Serfdom

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Coronavirus Scandal Breaking In Merkel's Germany'

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A big, welcome crack has appeared in the ice.

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

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The propaganda drumbeat continues...

Regarding Overtaxed Hospitals, And Upcoming Vaccine Pressure

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

Another Israeli Murder

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Germans Are Back!'

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

How A Real Journalist Comports Himself

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Republicans And Democrats Will Never Deliver Peace'

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

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

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

On The "Income Tax Front

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Absurdity Of Covid "Cases"'

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

The Big "Income" Con

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A national embarrassment; and two much better things...

Regarding Last Week's "Presidential Debate", South Park Pandemic Special, And Outstanding Ruling By The Michigan Supreme Court

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See Prior Editions In Their Entirety:

Newsletter Archives

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Get All Newsletters As They Are Published:

Newsletter Delivery Options

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

Find my YouTube channel here.

 

The upgraded Sixteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

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

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

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 23- In 1876, corrupt Tammany Hall politician "Boss" Tweed is extradited from Spain, to which he fled to escape charges in New York.  In 1936, the first edition of Life magazine is published.  In 1954, the Dow exceeds its previous record high, which had been reached shortly before the crash of 1929.  In 1963, Doctor Who hits the airwaves for the first time.  In 1981, Ronald Reagan authorizes the CIA to recruit, equip and train "Contra" rebels in Nicaragua.  In 2011, the president of Yemen agrees to resign in exchange for legal immunity for past crimes.  In 2015, Blue Origins' spacecraft 'New Shepard' became the first rocket to fly to space and return to Earth in a controlled landing.

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A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

You NEED to defend yourself and your kids against this now-high-inertia effort to destroy liberty.

Watch this fascinating 12 minute video on how climate data are misrepresented.

Then share this link with everyone you can

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

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Which Storm Is It Going To Be For You? 1776's? Or 1984's?

Choose wisely and well, and may the FOURCE be with you.

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

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Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

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Notes And Tips For Educated Filers

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

November 24- In 1859, Charles Darwin publishes 'On the Origin of Species'.  In 1917, a bomb explodes in Police headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing ten.  In 1932, the FBI Crime Lab opens its doors.  In 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of JFK, is shot by Jack Ruby on live television; Lyndon Johnson declares his intention to support the government of South Vietnam both militarily and economically.  In 1971, D. B. Cooper parachutes from a hijacked airliner with $200,000.00 in ransom money.  Neither have been seen since.  In 2015, a Russian fighter jet cleaning up ISIS in Syria is shot down by Turkey after an accidental 17-second incursion into Turkish airspace. Russian restraint from retaliation and possible escalation (due to the fact that Turkey is a member of NATO) averted thermonuclear destruction of the planet.

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A Two-Minute Review Of CtC

David Bindel reminds us that there's either the rule of law, or there isn't.

HEY! SAYING IT AGAIN!! DON'T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted? This is easy to do, and very important (plus it can get you some great LHC swag!). See (and carefully read) these guidelines and encouragements.

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Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

SEE MORE GREAT VIDEOS.

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

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The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

This simple step will make a world of difference in how things end up.

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IRS Desperation Gets Truly Bizarre As CtC Warriors Continue To March Forward

A "Notice of Deficiency" for... $0. The most imaginative writer in Hollywood couldn't dream this stuff up.

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

Cognitive dissonance in action.

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Do You Know Who Pays For All That "Patriot Theater" At The Stadium?

Every victim of the "ignorance tax", 'cause it's all just statist consent-engineering propaganda.

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Hey, Gamers!

WAKEN TO THE REAL-LIFE ADVENTURE IN WHICH YOU ARE UNKNOWINGLY IMMERSED! Put down your controller and listen!

You are surrounded by an actual battle between villains, monsters and true heroes, all simply concealed from you by sophisticated spells which also keep you from engaging in the fight.

There are real great deeds to be done, and real treasures to be had for your efforts, and frankly, your real future is at stake. You just have to gain "the sight" in order to penetrate the illusions.

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

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PRO TIP: If I were the IRS and I wanted to discourage people from rebutting allegations that they had done things I can tax, and wanted to keep them from successfully reclaiming withheld or paid-in money, I would salt the "tax honesty" community with passionate-seeming "legal researchers" who would warn anyone whose ear they captured that filing a 1040 is a bad idea for one reason or another...

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

November 25- In 1783, the last British troops leave New York City.  In 1867, Alfred Nobel patents dynamite.  In 1874, the "Greenback Party"-- a pro-inflation political organization-- is established.  Ten years later it is dis-established, but not before occupying 25 seats in the U.S. House, in the aggregate, over that decade.  In 1950, the People's Republic of China commits troops to the Korean War on the side of the North Koreans.  In 1952, Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.  It goes on to become the longest-running play in history.  In 1986, Edwin Meese announces that money from arms sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the "Contra" rebels in Nicaragua.

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The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

If you're not talking this one up everywhere and helping generate a buzz, you don't really want liberty and the rule of law...

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In light of the actual evidence, those who doubt or deny the accuracy and correctness of CtC just because some government officials denounce it are like the 16th-century Europeans who were mystified by Copernicus getting all those astronomical predictions right even though the church had said he was wrong.

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Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free' commentaries?

Set Your Church Free

Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's ministerial community. This must change.

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You're a passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular contributions of fuel from the passengers to keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable waterfall ahead, and note a soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger each day. What does common sense suggest?

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

CtC Warrior SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States "income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family! Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the liberating truth!!

Click here to take the test

Click here for more Tax IQ tests

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

November 26- In 1778, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui, Hawaii.  In 1789, a national Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in America upon the recommendation of George Washington.

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“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison

How About You?

Are You Governing Yourself?

Get The Knowledge, Reclaim Your Power, And Stand With The Founders

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

HOMESCHOOL YOUR KIDS!

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Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing

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

Renew Your Promise

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IGNORANCE TAX: An unnecessary income tax exaction suffered out of ignorance as to lawful objects of the tax and the means of its application by someone too lazy, frightened or misled to learn how it really works and to what it really applies.

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"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

The Choice Is This Stark

Wear this new T-Shirt proudly, and tell the enemies of the law that if they don't like Constitutional limits, they should find someplace else to live!

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

November 27- In 1870, the New York Times dubs baseball America's National Game.  1924, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City.  In 1965, Pentagon officials inform the Johnson administration that a "surge" is necessary for success in Vietnam.

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'The BOSTONIAN'S Paying the EXCISE-MAN, or TARRING & FEATHERING' (1774) (How our forefathers responded to arrogant "Rule of Law defiers"...)

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The willingness of some people to trade liberty for convenience is without limit...

Regarding "Tax Reform"

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HELP SPREAD THE LIBERATING TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

November 28- In 1895, the first American automobile race is run-- 54 miles of thunder and speed.  The winner hit the finish line after approximately 10 hours of hard driving.  In 1907, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.  In 1979, an Air New Zealand DC 10 crashes at full speed into Mt. Erebus, Antarctica, due to a navigation error, killing all 257 on board.  As can be plainly seen from the image below, actual high-speed large-commercial-aircraft crashes leave a whole lot of obvious wreckage:

 

(Click here for related material.)   In 1991, South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.

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Last Word

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution

 

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About The Author

Pete Hendrickson is possibly the most effective lawyer in history, even while never having set foot in a law school, nor ever being a card-carrying member of "the bar". He is the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare ‘contributions’ withheld from his earnings (along with all other property taken for federal taxes); further, since 2003 students of his legal analyses and arguments in ‘Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America’’ (CtC), and its sequel, 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?' have been routinely retaining and recovering billions of dollars which otherwise-- wrongly, but as a matter of course-- would have gone to federal or state government treasuries. This despite concerted efforts by government to suppress his work, and in some cases vigorously oppose the claims by his students.

Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across the country.

Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design, manufacture and installation firm.

Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the twelve years before his present full-time focus on the restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+ apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers. He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and distribution systems in four states, and designed and administered the company's website.

On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative force behind a small board- and card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several years.

Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next book.

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