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Current Events and Continuing Education for January 3, 2022

“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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It's that time again:

Resolution Day

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It's time to get serious; it's time to get angry.

A Recap Of The Recent Past And A Prescription For The Future

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The Malicious, Historically Illiterate 1619 Project Keeps Rolling On

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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:

January 3- In 1777, George Washington defeats Charles Cornwallis in the Battle of Princeton.  In 1823, Stephen Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.  In 1834, the government of Mexico imprisons Stephen Austin in Mexico City on suspicion of inciting insurrection.  In 1870, construction begins on the Brooklyn Bridge.  In 1925, Benito Mussolini announces his seizure of dictatorial power in Italy.  In 1933, Minnie Craig becomes the first female Speaker of a state House of Representatives (North Dakota).  In 1947, proceedings in the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time.  In 1957, the first electric wristwatch appears.  In 1959, Alaska is admitted to the union as the 49th of the several states.  In 2019, China landed the first human probe ever on the dark side of the moon, deploying the Yutu-2 robotic rover.  In 2020, the Trump administration murders hugely popular Iranian war hero and diplomat Qasem Soleimeni (along with a number of companions, including high-ranking Iraqis) upon his arrival in Baghdad to meet with Saudi Arabian officials for peace talks at the invitation of the Iraqi government.

 

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.

So, Here We Are At "Resolution Day"...

A semi-annual "wake-up" call for today's real American men and women (along with the celebration of some of those good folks). You may have seen this before, but no matter. Read it again. It's that important.

 

RESOLUTION DAY.

That is,

  • "NO MORE PARALYSIS Day"

  • "NO MORE DENIAL Day"

  • "NO MORE, "I DON'T DARE..." Day"

  • "NO MORE, "THE BAD MEN WILL NOTICE ME SO I'D BETTER NOT!" Day"

  • "NO MORE, "I'LL WAIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO GO FIRST..." Day"

In short, here we are at,

  • "GET OFF YOUR ASS Day"

  • "GET LOUD AND PROUD AND UN-COWED Day"

I'm talking about,

  • "DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU'VE GOT LIBERTY AND THE RULE OF LAW Day"

  • "FACE THE FACTS Day"

  • "NO TIME TO RELAX Day"...

MORE THAN ANYTHING, here we are at "PUT ASIDE DELUSIONS Day" That's what the original "Resolution day" was all about. It was the day the American colonists finally acknowledged that the people they had been entreating to respect their rights actually didn't want them to have their rights.

It was the day the American colonists finally acknowledged that the government operatives they had been petitioning and politicking and lobbying and arguing with weren't misled or mistaken or suffering from misunderstanding, needing only to have things explained a bit better, or argued a bit more authoritatively. Instead, as the colonists realized and finally admitted by way of the Declaration of Independence, those operatives were their competitors. Those operatives were the colonists' opponents. Efforts to persuade them were pointless-- they admitted to no limits on their power and had no interest in curbing its abuse, which was being practiced for their benefit.

IT WAS HARD for the colonists to reach that epiphany about their government. Because states exercise power (and partly also because they maintain an elaborate apologia dedicated to justifying that exercise as being for the good of the citizenry, or at least the way things must or are supposed to be), they come to be viewed as virtual parents in the hind-brains of those subject to that power. It is very hard for people to recognize and acknowledge that actual Mom and Dad are bad people. It is nearly as hard for people to recognize that the state under the influence of which they have been raised is corrupt and malicious.

But of course, sometimes Mom and Dad are indeed bad, and states usually are. And while Mom and Dad can and often do become remorseful, and proceed to reform and redemption, states are institutionally-incapable of remorse. The only remedy against a bad state is taking away its power. Eventually, after wasting all that time and effort on petitioning, politicking, lobbying and arguing, the American colonists admitted this truth on their Resolution Day and said, "No more talking-- it's time for walking!"

Bless them for abandoning their child-like view of the state and becoming grown-ups at last.

IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN if we modern Americans are equally deserving of blessings. We should be up to the task; after all, we have a much easier row to hoe than the colonists did.

While we, too, must adopt a grown-up understanding of the true character of the dangerous servant against which we have been wisely warned, our state is already bound down by the written law, thanks to the blood and sacrifices of our ancestors. All we have to do is recognize that the state is constantly struggling to escape any limitations placed upon it by that law, and to suppress and marginalize anyone revealing its bad behavior and anything showing how it can be put back into its chains.

Particularly, we have to recognize that the biggest and most important limitation put upon the state concerns its ability to take resources from individual citizens for its own use. It's this simple-- the one who controls the disposition of property is the one in charge.

Because it is so important, for decades the United States has been engaged in the cultivation and exploitation of myths about what limitations are placed upon it in regard to resource acquisition. Sadly, for most of those decades most Americans have fallen for the fictions.

Chief among these state-serving, people-harming myths is the truly absurd proposition that our grandparents amended the Constitution in 1913 to authorize the state's exploitation of their resources at its will, in defiance and rejection of the previous tax-limiting Constitutional rules under which the American people had become the freest and most prosperous in the history of the world.

THIS IS A MYTH! It never happened, and even the premier organs of the state itself have said so endlessly-- but quietly, so as to preserve the on-the-books harmony of the law while allowing the state (and its clients and cronies) to ruthlessly exploit anyone who doesn't know to look and remains in ignorance.

See the proof that this is a myth at losthorizons.com/The16th.htm. Read the 1916 Cornell and Harvard Law Review articles on the Supreme Court's unanimous conclusions about the Sixteenth Amendment. See what Department of Treasury experts admit about the income tax. See what the Supreme Court continues to say about the amendment and the tax over the decades. Learn the real history of the tax and its antecedents.

See what the tax really falls upon and how it really works in application (and how and why it may have been misapplied to you in the past). See what those who have learned the long-obscured truth about the income tax have been accomplishing since that truth was revealed in 2003.

Then go here and see how the state has been struggling to keep you from knowing any of this.

After you take these enlightening little excursions, recognize that every single person or institution that would lose prestige, power or profits by acknowledging the truth about the tax can be expected to lie about the subject if queried, as will every interest that sees itself benefitting from the existence of a mammoth state (which might even include those who make their living complaining about the mammoth state, or the supposed evils of the income tax). Every one of these are today's equivalents of the invested promoters and defenders of the "divine right of kings" myth that kept people enthralled and exploited in the colonists' time.

But also recognize that now knowing the truth, the power is in your hands. The responsibility is, too.

Rise to deserve the blessings of liberty.

Make this year's "Resolution Day" real by making it a personal Declaration Day-- a day on which you resolve to act relentlessly on behalf of liberty and the rule of law, and to hound everyone you can reach into doing the same.

"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

 

"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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I'M VERY PLEASED TO CLOSE THIS POST with celebrations of a few more good Americans who have made their resolutions and have risen to deserve the blessing bequeathed to them by the blood and brilliance of this country's Founding generation:

Cade Huff

CADE HAS RECENTLY SHARED his first two victories in standing on behalf of the rule of law-- the complete recovery of everything taken from him during 2019 as "income" taxes and given over to Colorado and to the United States, when in fact, none of his economic activities qualified as subject to the tax.

Here is Cade's Colorado refund:

...which proceeded from this educated claim.

Here is Cade's federal refund, with interest due to the delay occasioned by the IRS's insistence on closely scrutinizing Cade's return, as declared in this notice:

...which return can be seen here.

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Bob Ciforelli

BOB ALSO JUST SECURED A DELAYED FEDERAL REFUND-- this one for 2020-- with appropriate interest added just because the IRS dawdled for six months or so before returning Bob's money:

Here is the return by which this complete refund was claimed.

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George Wiseman

GEORGE HAS SECURED A NICE VICTORY over an understandable but mistaken claim by New York of a tax liability for 2017 of more than $67,000:

George had neglected to file anything with the state concerning 2017, He had assumed that the agreement by the IRS that he had no "income" that year would automatically be communicated to the state and would preclude any state notions on the subject (an error discussed here).

After being alerted to his mistake by the notice excerpted above and making a phone call to discuss the matter with folks at the NYDTF, George furnished the state agency with a copy of his federal return and transcript demonstrating no taxable activity or tax liability for 2017 (despite the over $500,000 of earnings that year to which New York had been alerted by way of typically ill-informed "information returns" created by payers, and on which the state had based its $67,000+ claim). New York promptly dropped its claim and closed the matter:

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SO, HATS OFF TO THESE NEWEST AMERICAN RESOLUTIONARY HEROES! 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!

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A Recap Of The Recent Past And A Prescription For The Future

It's time to get serious; it's time to get angry.

SO, A BIT MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO, a virus cultivated and enhanced by Anthony Fauci and his associates, first in North Carolina (and possibly at Ft. Detrick, Maryland, which was shut down in great haste for non-credible reasons in the summer of 2019) and then at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, was introduced into the world. Whether that introduction was by design or by reckless accident remains unclear.

Regardless of the how or why of its release into circulation, the virus-- known by the shorthand label "C19" on these pages-- promptly began delivering benefits to certain special interests.

For example, authoritarian political ambitions overall and everywhere were much advanced by the 24/7, wall-to-wall hyperbolic and hysteria-inducing terror-mongering served up by virtually the entire so-called "mainstream media". In America, the virus served as a pretext for fraud-vulnerable voting practices in the 2020 national election-- special rules for which had coincidentally been put in place by Democrat operatives in critical swing states shortly before the virus made the news-- resulting (again, with a great deal of media support) in a declared sweep of both houses of Congress and the Presidency by that party.

Certain business interests invested in the technology of on-line interfacing and online retail enjoyed ballooning profits. At the same time, these beneficiary interests watched large portions of their brick-and-mortar competitors go under.

Most notably, perhaps (or most significantly for the as-yet-unrealized long-haul, anyway), snake-oil salesmen with very possibly a larger agenda than mere immediate profits found huge markets with the newly-emergent authoritarian governments for expensive concoctions peddled as "vaccines" against the virus.

These pretenses at medicine offer no demonstrable efficacy at immunizing anyone, nor even any proven therapeutic benefit of reduced disease severity against what is, after all, an illness not even noticed by the vast majority of infected persons. At the same time, they carry considerable risk of severe immediate adverse side effects and very possibly the long-term destruction of the recipient's immune system which could result in many tragic early deaths in the years to come.

And yet the creators of this snake-oil (which include persons in both government office and the American oligarchy) have been paid many $billions for these fraudulent products, while enjoying endlessly-repeated endorsement and support by supposed public-interest institutions like the CDC, the FDA and the NIH.

Since the beginning of last year those whose capture of the levers of national power by exploitation of the "dread virus" fraud have done their best to gut the rule of law, drain away American wealth, impose a false national historical narrative, put our cities into chaos and turn Americans against one another with lies.

IT'S TIME TO STOP CARING what the CDC says, or the FDA, or the NIH, or corresponding state agencies. Even while proving themselves incompetent at best (if not outright complicit in the crimes outlined above), these bureaucracies have striven to position themselves as the arbiters of truth and wisdom concerning issues of health, both public and private. They have even presumed to assert coercive authority in these areas.

But no one is entitled to such coercive authority, and no executive agency has been properly delegated such authority. Even had these ambitious institutions not shown themselves to be completely irresponsible when pretending to that authority, their pretenses would still just be invitations to public credulity.

It's time for Americans to wake up and grow up, and begin thinking and acting in the spirit of James Madison's wise observation:

"It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of Citizens and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. The free men 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."

It's time to reflect on the unprecedented ruination that has been visited upon America by enemies within, such as could never have been accomplished by invaders from without. It's time to say "NO MORE!"

AS SHOWN BY POLL NUMBERS for the Biden administration, spontaneous and universally-voiced chants of "F*ck Joe Biden"-- now occasionally interspersed with the alternative version, "Let's go, Brandon!"-- in venues across the country, the sustained eruption of protestors against abusive and arrogant school-boards and the outcome of elections this past November, huge numbers of Americans are primed to join with whoever rises and puts a foot down, hard.

Huge numbers of Americans are coming to understand that failing to say "NO!" is the only thing empowering the enemies within who continue to force life-threatening drugs on unwilling victims, to erode the rule of law, to shepherd our major cities into anarchy and to embrace and impose censorship and suppression of dissenting voices. All that is needed to bring push to cleansing shove are catalysts.

This doesn't mean violence. Violence in defense of one's rights is never wrong, of course, but it should be a last resort only, and only when it becomes clear that peaceful methods are unavailing. But when was the last time that you dressed down your local TV news outlet (or newspaper, if you still have one) for its constant drumbeating on the "dread virus" bs?

When was the last time you informed any local business still (or once again) hectoring customers to wear masks or demanding "vaccine" papers that if they don't cease and desist-- and soon-- they will lose your custom, permanently?

Looking more broadly, when did you last contact your congress-critters and demand that they stop draining wealth out of America with deficit-"financed" domestic giveaways? When have you last protested mindless-- or worse, deliberate--  accession by Congress to war-mongering by the military-industrial complex and absurd and destructive pretenses that anything that happens anywhere in the world is the business, and subject to the hegemony, of the United States?

Statements and protests like these are the necessary first steps toward redress of our righteous grievances. Another wise man in our rich history often celebrated on these pages said it well, and should be heeded:

"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle.

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

Raise your voice.

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

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The Income Tax Law, In Seven Pages

Really.

HERE IS THE LAW, IN 7 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW THE SCHEME WORKS, IN 8 PAGES.

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

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

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

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Not Letting This "Crisis" Go To Waste...

...an important action item opportunity.

FRIENDS, THE SPORADIC BITS OF EASING of the despotic measures to which most of the country has been subjected this year should not be allowed to bleed off the head of steam you probably had been developing. The offenses happened, and they're far from over. Stay hot.

And while you are all warmed up, and while others, if they're smart, are just as hot, I'd like you to send an email (and Facebook post, or whatever) with the following content to everyone you can (with a request that they pass it along, in turn):

[Name], over the last several months you've watched as over-fed state power has been used to literally destroy classical Western civilization and impose a new despotic paradigm. No dissent or debate permitted-- no permission or agreement sought.

YOU KNOW where this will end up if the arrogant state power being used to make this happen isn't radically diminished in size, influence, resources and popular support, and exposed as an opportunistic exploiter of legal ignorance (an ignorance which it has been nurturing in the average mind for decades).

Those things having not yet happened, you should be quaking in your boots-- and you probably are.

Isn't it time-- and past time-- for you to begin helping to make those desperately-needed defensive changes take place? There is only one way these things can happen short of a who-knows-what we'll-end-up-with explosion of violence. I'm going to show it to you.

Read this little two-page document. Click on the links at the end.

When you're done with that reading, you'll know what to do next.

BTW, REMEMBER, ALSO, THAT EVERY AMERICAN has lately been given a stark lesson in the fact that government officials at all levels will lie to you and violate the law without batting an eye. They will do so any time it serves their agenda, and you don't call them out for it.

If you know anyone who has been persisting in denial on the truth about the income tax, you know such nonsense is usually be grounded in some version or another of, "That can't be true..." or "They would never do something like that...". Now's the time to put a pin in that delusional bubble.

As the C19 hoax has starkly shown, "that" certainly CAN be true, and they certainly WOULD do something like that.

Use this evidence in all your outreach efforts.

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

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

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Regarding Trolleries

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

 

 

FOR ALL THE YEARS SINCE 2003 when CtC was first published, the government has engaged in a concerted effort to frighten people away from its truths. This effort involves official government websites and press releases touting an occasional court ruling that appears to be at odds with some CtC-revelation (but without details sufficient to expose the real substance of the ruling)-- and sometimes even more mendacious behavior.

Click here for the rest of this article

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Are the presentations and resources offered on this site and in my other work of any value to you?

Tim Kendrick has posted a video on YouTube regarding donations. I didn't know what to do about it to begin with; I don't do what I do intending for anyone to feel obligated in any way.

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

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

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX IN DETAIL

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE RESOURCES

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

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

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

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

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Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word?

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

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

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

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The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

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

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

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

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

-Thomas Paine

 

OUTREACH!!!

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

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

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

-George Orwell

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

The Malicious, Historically Illiterate 1619 Project Keeps Rolling On

by George Will

The New York Times is like God, who, if Genesis reported Creation correctly, beheld His handiwork and decided “it was very good.” The Times is comparably pleased with itself concerning its creation, “The 1619 Project.”

This began in August 2019 as a special edition of the paper’s Sunday magazine. Now it has become a book by which the Times continues attempting to “reframe” U.S. history. In the Times, an advertisement for the Times’s book describes it as “a dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism.” That description damages journalism’s reputation for respecting facts, which the 2019 writing that begot this book did not do. The 1619 Project’s tendentiousness reeks of political purpose.

The Times’s original splashy assertion – slightly fudged after the splash garnered a Pulitzer Prize – was that the American Revolution, the most important event in our history, was shameful because a primary reason it was fought was to preserve slavery. The war was supposedly ignited by a November 1775 British offer of freedom to Blacks who fled slavery and joined British forces. Well.

That offer came after increasingly volcanic American reactions to various British provocations: After the 1765 Stamp Act. After the 1770 Boston Massacre. After the 1773 Boston Tea Party. After the 1774 Coercive Acts (including closure of Boston’s port) and other events of “The Long Year of Revolution” (the subtitle of Mary Beth Norton’s “1774”). And after, in 1775, the April 19 battles of Lexington and Concord, the June 17 battle of Bunker Hill and George Washington on July 3 assuming command of the Continental Army.

Writing history is not like doing physics. But event A cannot have caused event B if B began before A.

Addressing the American Council of Trustees and Alumni last month, Gordon S. Wood, today’s foremost scholar of America’s Founding, dissected the 1619 Project’s contentions. When the Revolution erupted, Britain “was not threatening to abolish slavery in its empire,” which included lucrative, slavery-dependent sugar-producing colonies in the Caribbean. Wood added:

“If the Virginian slaveholders had been frightened of British abolitionism, why only eight years after the war ended would the board of visitors or the trustees of the College of William & Mary, wealthy slaveholders all, award an honorary degree to Granville Sharp, the leading British abolitionist at the time? Had they changed their minds so quickly? ... The New York Times has no accurate knowledge of Virginia’s Revolutionary culture and cannot begin to answer these questions.” The Times’s political agenda requires ignoring what Wood knows:

“It was the American colonists who were interested in abolitionism in 1776. ... Not only were the northern states the first slaveholding governments in the world to abolish slavery, but the United States became the first nation in the world to begin actively suppressing the despicable international slave trade. The New York Times has the history completely backwards.”

Wood’s doctoral dissertation adviser in 1960 to 1964 was Bernard Bailyn, the title of whose best-known book, “The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution,” conveys a refutation of the 1619 Project’s premise that the Revolution originated from base economic motives. When Bailyn died a year after the 1619 Project was launched, the Times’s obituary noted that he had challenged the “Progressive Era historians ... who saw the founders’ revolutionary rhetoric as a mask for economic interests.” Actually, the rhetoric gave momentum to ideas that were the Revolution.

The 1619 Project, which might already be embedded in school curricula near you, reinforces the racial monomania of those progressives who argue that the nation was founded on, and remains saturated by, “systemic racism.” This racial obsession is instrumental; it serves a radical agenda that sweeps beyond racial matters. It is the agenda of clearing away all impediments, intellectual and institutional, to — in progressivism’s vocabulary — the “transformation” of the nation. The United States will be built back better when it has been instructed to be ashamed of itself and is eager to discard its disreputable heritage.

Continued...

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

 

Afterword

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

-Edmund Burke

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A FAN of George Will's work. Although he can come across as a bit arch-- even supercilious-- he is witty, and takes pride in the concision that is, as it is said, the soul of wit.

Will also generally knows of what he speaks. He is intelligent and widely educated, and is the sort of pundit who does the necessary homework.

Further, when I first encountered him and formed my initial opinion, Will was a solid paleoconservative. Some progressive drift has taken place over recent decades, but I still read every column I encounter. Now and again, despite the drift and the dampening effect of the Washington Post's general descent into darkness, Will uses his very bully pulpit virtuously. He has definitely done so with this piece on the noxious "1619 Project".

THERE IS LITTLE that need be said about Will's commentary directly. His points thoroughly debunk the foundational premise of the "project", and should simply be repeated by everyone everywhere and at every opportunity until the "project" and all its boosters and exploiters have slunk off in shame, never to be heard from again.

What DOES bear saying is that the false history on which the "1619 Project" is based taints many other expressions and assertions in modern discourse. All such tainted expressions serve to nourish hostility toward America and its actual founding principles-- the honoring and safekeeping of which are of enormous importance to the cause of liberty and the rule of law. All must be diligently rebutted and denounced.

For example, in the Sunday, December 26 Detroit Free Press (and probably many other outlets), an AP piece ran titled, "Wreck of last US slave ship mostly intact off Alabama coast". The piece displays its casual and corrosive disregard for factual accuracy in the very title-- there were no US slave ships. Rather, there were private slave ships, which happened to be owned or operated by citizens of various colonies/states.

It gets much worse: in the very first paragraph is a reference to "the pen that was used to imprison African captives" on the ship, and in the second, we find, "...the section below deck where the captured Africans and stockpiles were held..." The plain implication of this language is that those being transported had been hunted down in Africa by the ship's crew and taken prisoner.

In fact, Africans transported to American shores (and other places) as slaves had already been captured and enslaved by other Africans beforehand as a part of practices and dynamics among people on that continent which long pre-dated 1619. Those who were sold to slave ship operators were already in their miserable circumstances, and would have become so and remained so whether the ships ever came or not.

(See this excerpt of the 1962 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica, from, 'First European Trade and Its Effect' through the end of the second paragraph of 'European Government Intervention,' forgiving the copying quality, please-- the volume just wouldn't lay flat in my scanner... The encyclopedia's article on Dahomey, the chief purveyor of slaves to the European traders, can be found here.)

At first glance the prior status of those carried on the slave ships might seem a quibble, but it is not. That those who became black slaves in America were first enslaved by other blacks is made very significant by the false narrative of "systemic, if not inherent, white racism" the "1619 Project" means to promote-- a false narrative which very much needs to be contradicted and evicted from the national dialogue by actual facts.

OF SIMILAR SIGNIFICANCE and need for wider airing is the fact that many black slaves in America were owned by other blacks-- a fact which not only rebuts the "systemic white racism" as asserted by the "1619 Project", but also helps underscore the larger important fact that slavery was a nearly universal institution practiced in all places and at all times by all people of all colors and cultures until Americans-- overwhelmingly white Americans, and at the expense of huge numbers of fatalities within their ranks-- acted to abolish the institution.

(While the War Between the States actually began as a tax enforcement action by the Lincoln administration in response to Southern resistance to the grossly-imbalanced tariff structure in place at the time, by which agricultural Southern states were forced to subsidize industrialized Northern states, the abolition concept was increasingly deployed throughout the war for the purpose of maintaining support in the North. Certainly, many of the Northern casualties could properly be said to have been suffered as an accepted cost of ending slavery in America.) 

THE POINT, OVERALL, IS THAT the "1619 Project" and every hoary race-hustlers' historical fraud of which it is the latest and greatest example are just that-- frauds, meant to line certain pockets and fuel the destruction of the American Experiment in individual liberty and the real rule of law. All should be denounced in the strongest of terms.

Further, at risk (as always) of tediously repeating myself, the optimal (and only real) solution to the core problem, which is the ability of the fraudsters to gain control or influence over a centralized state that can be used to impose false narratives and worse on everyone else, is to shrink the Leviathan state. That is, Americans who treasure their heritage need to face the uncomfortable fact that only the dramatic diminishment of the power and footprint of government-- the chief tool of abuse available to those with designs upon the rest of us-- can afford us true security. 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!

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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:

An uplifting poem by William Cullen Bryant which is especially fit for the times in which we find ourselves:

The Antiquity Of Freedom

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Winter is upon us, and we must take action against it.

Some Sober Observations-- Dark And Light-- To Consider As We Go Forward

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Biden's Bounty On Your Life: Hospitals' Incentive Payments For COVID-19'

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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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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:

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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:

January 4- In 1884, the socialist "Fabian Society" is founded in London, England.  In 1885, the first successful appendectomy is performed.  In 1896, Utah becomes the 45th sovereign American state and is admitted to the union as such.  In 1903, Thomas Edison electrocutes an elephant named 'Topsy' in an effort to demonstrate the danger of alternating current over his preferred direct current technology.   In 1965, Lyndon Johnson announces the assault on fiscal sanity and the Constitution known as the 'Great Society'.  In 1974, Richard Nixon defies a Senate subpoena for 'Watergate'-related documents.  In 1999, Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.

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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:

January 5- In 1759, George marries Martha.  In 1781, Richmond, Virginia is burned by British forces led by Benedict Arnold.  In 1914, the Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday, and a minimum $5-per-day rate-of-pay.  In 1918, the "Free Committee for a German Workers' Peace" (later changed to the National Socialist German Workers (Nazi) Party), is founded.  In 1933, construction begins on the Golden Gate bridge.

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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:

January 6- In 1553, Francisco Pizarro founds Lima, Peru.  In 1838, Samuel Morse successfully tests his 'telegraph'.  In 1907, Maria Montessori opens her first school in Rome.  In 1912, New Mexico is admitted to the union as the 47th of the several states.  In 1929, Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta.  In 1936, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that Roosevelt's 'New Deal' Agriculture Adjustment Act is unconstitutional.  In 2021, several hundred attendees at a rally held by President Donald Trump are encouraged by thus-far unidentified agitators to enter the Capitol building-- with the cooperation of the Capitol Police-- in protest over widespread election fraud in the November elections. Some minor vandalism was committed, and one of the protestors, unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, was shot dead by a Capitol Police officer once inside without warning and while presenting no threat. Four other protestors died outside the building of natural causes or, in one case, of being crushed by a panicked crown fleeing a gas attack by the police.

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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

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

January 7- In 1782, the Bank of North America, the first United States national bank, opens for business (it continues today as Wachovia Bank).  In 1927, the first trans-Atlantic telephone call is made.  In 1953, Truman announces the development of the hydrogen bomb.  In 1980, Jimmy Carter signs off on a $1.5 billion dollar federal loan to the Chrysler Corporation.  Constitutional scholars are still scratching their heads and searching for the authority for that...  In 1999, the impeachment of Bill Clinton begins.  In 2015, shootings of curious character in the details suggesting false-flag possibilities but ascribed to Islamic extremists enraged by what they viewed as sacrilegious cartoons about Mohammed take place in Paris, France, and lead to a massive re-affirmation throughout the Western world of the unequivocal sacredness of unconstrained speech rights.

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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:

January 8- In 1790, George Washington delivers the first State of the Union speech.  In 1835, the United States national debt hit $0 for the only time, after Andrew Jackson succeeded in shutting down the Second Bank of the United States (an early version of the Federal reserve).  In 1973, the trial of the Watergate burglars begins.

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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:

January 9- In 1788, Connecticut becomes the fifth of the several states to ratify the United States Constitution and authorize the new version of the federal government.  In 1861, Mississippi becomes the second of the several states to secede from the Union.  In 1951, the United Nations headquarters in New York City opens for business.  In 1968, snow begins falling for the first (and so far only) time in Mexico City, continuing off and on for the next two days. In 2015, the alleged perpetrators of the shootings in Paris two days previously (the "Charlie Hebdo" shootings) are silenced by police gunfire.

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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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