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Current Events and Continuing Education for February 28, 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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Along with some housekeeping notes, the Irish Letter, and a salute to Greg Abbott for a recent virtuous act:

Cutting Through The Mind-Numbing War-Monger Drumbeat

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

It's Always About Fear

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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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Click here for the latest Mid-Edition Update posts

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

-Thomas Paine

 

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 28- In 1784, John Wesley charters the Methodist Church.  In 1827, the B&O Railroad is incorporated.  In 1922, Egypt gains its independence from Britain.  In 1935, nylon is invented.  In 1985, the Provisional IRA attacks the Royal Ulster Constabulary station at Newry with mortars.  In 1986, the Prime Minister of Sweden is assassinated in Stockholm.  In 1993, the BATF attempts to execute a bogus "firearms violation" warrant by way of a massive, no-knock raid on the home of the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas, as a publicity stunt.  In 1998, the unmanned Global Hawk aircraft makes its first flight.  In 2013, Pope Benedict XVI becomes the first holding his office to resign in nearly six centuries.

 

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.

Cutting Through The Mind-Numbing War-Monger Drumbeat

...along with a salute to Greg Abbott of Texas, who, as is his occasional wont, did a very good thing last week; some housekeeping notes; and an early appearance of the Irish Letter.

I'M GOING TO BEGIN TODAY WITH THE EVENTS IN UKRAINE, the discussion of which, due to the efforts of war enthusiasts to poison the atmosphere against contrary views, might require frequently-repeated denials of being a Putin supporter or apologist throughout since what I have to say about it all is going to cut deeply against the narratives being churned out by Western media and officialdom. I ask you to simply assume and insert those denials as needed, so as to minimize what otherwise would be quite tedious for both of us.

I also ask you to remember that the folks I will be contradicting are the same folks that assured you it would just be "two weeks to flatten the curve" and served up all the other bs and associated dissent-repression that has followed for lo, these past two years and more. That says all that should need be said on the matter of whose motivations should be considered suspect.

(Finally, let me remind everyone that when links appear in my work, they are never software generated, or merely to definitions or such. Rather, they are to material supporting or expanding the statements in which they appear. Click on them all, please.)

NOW, DISCLAIMER DULY ISSUED, let's dive into the deep end: The Russian invasion is NOT unprovoked. Though it is now as memory-holed (and/or spun) fact as the court-stenographer-and-propaganda-engine Western media can make it, in 2014 the Obama administration engineered a coup in Ukraine, turning that country into a direct security threat-- both technically and viscerally-- to Russia.

The Russia-friendly, democratically-elected government of Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown by a violent mob of Ukrainian Nazis, fueled and guided by United States operatives with a $5 billion budget. In its place these operatives installed an unelected nest of rabid Russia-haters of and from Ukrainian collaborators with the German Nazi army which used Ukraine as a corridor in its invasion of Russia during World War II and left millions of dead Russians in its wake-- in fact, ~20 million-- and eager to become a home for NATO missiles 250 miles from Moscow.

Happily, the US-engineered coup is beyond dispute, as much as the presstitute media attempts to suggest otherwise by ignoring or pooh-poohing it: In a(n unfortunately) rare instance of such covert or heavily-spun malefaction being proven by hard evidence, a telephone call between US State Department operative Victoria Nuland and Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt was intercepted in which Nuland and Pyatt discuss who they would put in place as the US puppet government upon completion of the coup (if approved by Joe Biden, who had overall control of the operation). Listen to the call here (with subtitles onscreen).

PROMPTLY UPON BEING GIVEN CHARGE of Ukraine's military, the US-installed usurpers launched oppressive measures-- all the way from banning the use of the Russian language to artillery shelling-- against the population of the eastern part of the country. It was from there that the majority of Yanukovych's electoral support had come, and those folks, now disenfranchised by the coup, refused to accept the usurper regime as legitimate.

The areas attacked included Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea-- all historically Russian from the late 1700s (and in some respects or for some intervals since the mid 1500s or even earlier). Each of these districts promptly applied to Russia to be annexed, with local referenda on that request yielding hugely overwhelming majorities in favor. (If a paywall appears blocking the preceding link, click here and then click on the link below the video placeholder.)

Russia accepted Crimea's application (due in large part to Crimea being already a major Russian military installation under a long-term lease with the legitimate Ukrainian government, and being nominally a part of Ukraine at that point only by virtue of Nikita Khrushchev having "reassigned" it from Russia proper-- to which it had belonged outright since 1783-- as part of the politics involved in shoring up his claim to primacy in the USSR after Stalin's death). The applications of Donetsk and Luhansk were declined.

Eventually the military assaults on what became known as the separatist regions (Donetsk and Luhansk) became the grounds for the Minsk Agreements (I, in 2014, being a declaration of principles and II, in 2015, being specific implementations). Those agreements have been steadily violated ever since, while the US sent hundreds of $millions in weapons to the Russia-hostile regime over the last year alone.

IN LIGHT OF ALL THE FOREGOING, I say again, Russian actions of the last 7 days are NOT "unprovoked". This is endlessly asserted (with an intensity suggestive of its propagandistic character and purposes) by those salivating for war and trying to keep alive the years-long campaign to demonize Russia and Putin, but it is plainly not true.

I can't say why this assertion (and the demonization it supports) is endlessly made. Perhaps it is to help ensure big "defense" budgets. Perhaps it is to maintain the politically-protective pretense that Hillary Clinton only lost to Donald Trump due to "Russian interference" and to justify the slow murder of Julian Assange, who is falsely accused of being a Russian tool in his release of DNC emails showing the organization cheating Bernie Sanders supporters for Clinton's benefit. But whatever the reason, again, the assertion is plainly not true.

Now, whether the provocations serve to justify Russia's actions is a different matter entirely, of course-- and I am not saying that they do. My purpose in making these observations is simply to ensure that the American public discourse regarding current events in Eastern Europe is well-informed by facts, and not simply a product of manipulated emotions and other hind-brain influences (a subject nicely covered by Glenn Greenwald here).

I hope I have succeeded, to at least some degree (and whether I do will depend heavily on you sharing this material with others...).

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BTW, David Stockman presents a useful sketch of the history of Ukraine and Crimea here. Kit Knightly bullet-points coup-related events of 1990 through 2014 here.

Also, over the last several days we have seen dozens of highly-partisan "journalists" interviewing Ukrainians with great expressions of sympathy (never any Russians) and urging them to "hang on" and fight to the bitter end. This is madness.

The Russian army IS going to take Ukraine. To suggest otherwise is delusional. The only question concerns how many people will die in the process, which is directly related to how long the process takes.

On the same note, and in a even greater expression of madness, Ukrainian president Voldomyr Zelenskyy has urged Ukrainian civilians to take up arms against the Russians as well. This converts these non-combatants into legitimate targets for Russian soldiers-- again, ensuring that many more will die than need to have done so.

None of this is to disparage the impulse of Ukrainians to fight (although to do so on behalf of an illegitimate regime installed by a foreign-engineered coup has its own special issues). I respect that impulse.

It is, instead, to denounce and condemn outsiders who are urging Ukrainians to pointless deaths in service to their own self-interests, be they simple psychotic blood-lust, perceived political benefits from lots of carnage in this affair, anticipated upticks in armament sales, or whatever. Such encouragements are grotesque and those engaging in them should be ashamed of themselves.

Anyone is free to root for the Ukrainians. But they should do so in silence, just as should any who might take the side of the seceding provinces and the Russian insistence on Ukrainian neutrality.

(NOTE: Don't miss the follow-up material in the Mid-Edition Update.)

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EVERY NOW AND THEN GREG ABBOTT, GOVERNOR OF TEXAS, does something really good and important. Last week Abbott really shone brightly, issuing findings (and related directives) that "gender reassignment" or "affirmation" practices, including chemical and surgical mutilation of children on the grounds of treating or accommodating so-called "gender dysphoria", constitutes child abuse under existing Texas law (which it obviously does, just as it constitutes child abuse under the laws of every other state).

Prosecutions will follow, and we can all hope that Texas will soon root this despicable behavior out, and other states will quickly follow suit.

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I'M GOING TO CLOSE with a couple of housekeeping notes: To begin with, I'm sorry to say that the LHC site search function is down. This is a server-based problem arising as Yahoo transfers its website-hosting business to Verizon, and I am told by Verizon support that it has affected all hosted sites offering this feature.

Please be patient; hopefully this will be resolved soon. In the meantime, don't forget that the site map will direct you to resources by topic or category, amongst them 'Notes and Tips for Educated Filers', 'FAQs', 'What Qualifies as Taxable Privilege' and so forth, each of which gets to targeted material for which you might be tempted to do a keyword search, but with all-important background, context, and related and supporting material as well.

SECOND, I WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW that there will not be a March 14 newsletter edition. I will have my right arm in a sling at that point as I recover from some work that is going to be done a few days earlier to repair damaged tendons in my shoulder. Typing and such will not be possible.

Because the aforementioned circumstances mean no posting for the week of St. Patrick's Day, I'm going to today share the artifact I have long associated with that holiday, and which I think important enough to merit the departure. I speak of the letter found in the attic of a friend many years ago, posted below.

Understand, this is a real letter, and though the first reaction upon reading it will be to smile, maybe even chuckle, at the quaint and often-parodied forms of expression throughout and the seemingly out-of-character attitude of the writer, don't stop there. Give the letter a second read and really think about what is being said.

I have no big "takeaway" to offer, other than to point out that as reflected in this letter from an older woman in a country of the West not long ago, real life is a lot more serious than most Americans have been successfully encouraged to imagine. By way of important context, understand that this letter concerned the invasion, conquest and oppression of the Irish by the government of the UK.

Here we go:

P.S. DO YOU WANT THIS ARTICLE to make a difference? It only will do so if YOU PASS IT ON TO OTHERS. Please do that.

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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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A VERY IMPORTANT NOTE FOR EVERYONE!!!

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

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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)

It's Always About Fear.

by Laura Williams

A National Terrorism Advisory Service bulletin released last week identified the number one terroristic threat to Americans as “the proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. Government institutions.”

Free speech, and specifically the right to criticize our government, is being reframed, in real time, as a threat to public health and safety. You are being primed to fear thought crimes, in which criticizing the US government is equal to a violent act. The federal government is creating a public health pretense for silencing those who tell the truth about the US government’s very real history of victimizing its own citizens.

To take away your most basic civil liberties, overzealous governments rely on your fear. They cultivate, stoke, and stimulate it. Then they demand new powers to fight it.

H.L. Mencken aptly observed in 1918, “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”

A population clamoring to be led to safety can easily be persuaded that some of its freedoms – even the most cherished ones – must be suspended until the danger has passed. A laundry list of supposedly civilization-shaking specters (the threat of Communists, of crack cocaine, of crime, of Islamic extremism, of Covid-19) has thus been presented to the public, to inspire their fear and ensure their continued willingness to cede Constitutionally guaranteed natural rights.

Each of the worst authoritarian abuses of the state can be traced to a particular enemy, conjured by fear in the public imagination. When we allow ourselves to be led in fear of such an enemy, we invite the full repeal of the Bill of Rights.

Drugs

The hyper-militarized police now commonplace on American streets is a legacy of the War on Drugs. Media fear-mongering is driven as much by ratings as by political agenda, and Americans tuned in to see inner-city war zones ravaged by prohibition-related violence. Anchors and analysts reminded us to be afraid of what the crack epidemic might do to more American communities. We were encouraged to conflate drug use with violence, and live in fear of what some local “crackhead” would do to get his next fix.

No-knock raids, like the one that recently killed Amir Locke, and Breonna Taylor in 2020 and thousands more whose names we never learned, were justified as a response to drug fear. Home invasion by armed men in the middle of the night is exactly the horror our Fourth Amendment was designed to prevent. But police told us they needed to do it this way, to prevent drug dealers from flushing evidence, to protect police who might be at risk during a daylight raid. We allowed unthinkable violence to be waged in our communities and in our names, to soothe the carefully cultivated fear of illicit drugs and their users.

Civil asset forfeiture, another Fourth Amendment shredding travesty, was codified by a 1970 “drug abuse prevention” law promising to target drug kingpins and smugglers. Once the precedent was established, government expanded to stealing money, cars, homes, and property without ever even alleging the owner committed a crime. The whiff of “drug money” was enough to toss basic American protections out the window. By 1990, the US Attorney General openly told his agents “…to reach our budget target…every effort must be made to increase forfeiture income.” As of 2014, police steal more from Americans than burglars.

By stoking fear and then launching a War on Drugs, the federal government created a “public health” and “safety” pretense for superseding civil liberties. Sure, the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments were eviscerated in the process but… we had to get the drugs off the streets.

Extremism and Terrorism

The 2000s brought the War on Terror, with its color alerts and 24/7 news chyrons choked with exclamation points. Xenophobia and anti-Islamic prejudice were stirred liberally into the stream of new reasons to panic, to keep your kids home, to keep supplies in your car. Congress could easily justify the PATRIOT Act as necessary to keep Americans safe.

From the fear-driven PATRIOT Act came surveillance and spying powers, and government knowledge of the private lives of citizens that would have been unthinkable in previous decades. The kind of sinister entrapment and harassment the FBI once reserved only for civil rights leaders could now be turned on any American. Our “papers and effects,” in which we have a Fourth Amendment right to be secure from search, could now be endlessly searched and even preemptively compiled, on the off chance we might one day become a suspect of a crime.

The Department of Homeland Security – which issued this week’s shameful memo alleging that ‘undermining public trust’ in a government instution is an act of terrorism – is itself an institution born of fear: a nation captivated by the horrorific violence of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was well-primed to accept an unprecedented expansion of federal power, enshrined in a cabinet-level position. All born of fear.

Covid-19

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

HERE'S THE THING that informs Williams' excellent observations, and that is so important for Americans, especially, to understand clearly and constantly: The state hates freedom-- specifically, your freedom. Every degree to which you are free is a degree to which the state (that is, those in control of the state) is restrained and hindered in its self-serving accumulation and distribution of wealth and power.

When the state was kept small, its hatred of Americans' freedoms was relatively meaningless, because the small state lacked the ability to satisfy any ambitions for despotism. When the state recognized its opportunity to begin exploiting ignorance about the limitations of the income tax in the early years of World War II, it began growing like Topsy, with its ambitions and attendant loathing of-- and assaults upon-- freedom keeping pace.

The American Experiment, already on life-support, will not survive much more of this.

THERE WILL ALWAYS BE FEAR-PRONE PEOPLE, and the well-practiced operatives of the state will always think up new hob-goblins by which fearfulness can be invoked, exploited and manipulated. The only solution is to shrink the state back down to relative harmlessness. This needs to happen NOW, while liberty and the real rule of law in this country still has a heartbeat.

Happily, the Founders and Framers thought this one through...

Those wise and well-educated men-- knowing, as they did, that all governments inevitably lurch toward the accretion of power unto themselves and the corruption which accompanies all accretions of state power-- pre-emptively put into place a solution. That solution is baked into the Constitutional cake and ready to the hand of individual Americans, entirely bypassing all supervision or approval of any official.

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.

Are you ready for a challenge that'll put some real meaning behind all the effort you went through to get your credentials? Send me an email.

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Are You Ready For More Power?

"Peter Hendrickson has done it again! 'Upholding The Law' does for individual liberties what 'Cracking the Code' did for tax law compliance: exposes the reader to the unalienable truth!"

-Jesse Herron, Bill Of Rights Press, Fort Collins, Colorado

Click here for more information

And don't miss:

Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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

Click here for more information

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

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

Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

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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:

Three things, starting with:

I Keep Saying This-- Why Don't I Hear Anyone Saying "Amen"?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Why Die for Ukraine?

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At long last... but with caveats...

The CDC Finally Admits The Superiority Of Naturally-Acquired Immunity

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On "playing it safe"...

It's A Good Time To Remember That In The End, It's All On Us

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

A Tale Of Two Authoritarians

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At long last...

I Believe We Are About Ready To Turn The Corner

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Farewell, 2021, year of weird speaking

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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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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:

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:

March 1- In 1781, the Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.  This day in 1803 is designated as that of Ohio's admission to the union as the 17th of the several states, but the actual congressional action on the admission didn't take place until August 7, 1953.  In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte returns to France after escaping his imprisonment on Elba.  In 1867, Nebraska is admitted to the union as the 37th of the several states (36th, really-- see the Ohio entry above).  In 1872, Yellowstone becomes the first United States park.  In 1912, Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from an aircraft in flight.  In 1932, the son of aviator Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped.  In 1941, the first FM radio station in America begins broadcasting (WSM-FM in Nashville, Tennessee).  In 1954, Puerto Rican nationalists open fire on United States representatives from the visitor's gallery during a session of Congress, wounding five.  In 1966, the Soviet Venera 3 space craft becomes the first to land (by crashing) on the surface of another planet.  In 1971, the Weather Underground sets off a bomb in a men's room in the U.S. Capitol building.  In 1974, seven suspects are charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection with the Watergate break-in.  In 2014, eight assailants armed with knives massacred 29 people and left another 140 wounded in an attack in the Chinese city of Kumming.  Predictable calls for strengthened "knife control" laws echoed throughout statist lairs across America.

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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:

March 2- In 1836, The Republic of Texas declares its independence from Mexico.  In 1861, Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom in Russia.  In 1901, the Platt Amendment, providing that U.S. troops will not leave Cuba unless it agrees to ongoing United States control, passes Congress.  In 1956, Morocco declares its independence from France.

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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:

March 3- In 1845, Florida is admitted to the union of the several states.  In 1849, Congress passes the Gold Coinage Act, providing for the minting of gold $1 and $20 (double eagle) coins.  In 1875, Bizet's 'Carmen' premiers in Paris.  In 1885, AT&T is incorporated.  In 1931, the 'Star Spangled Banner' is adopted as the official anthem of the United States.  In 1938, oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.  In 1939, Gandhi begins a fast in protest of British tyranny in India.  In 1991, the police beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles is captured on video.

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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:

March 4- In 1629, the Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a royal charter.  In 1681, William Penn is granted a land charter by Charles II of what will become Pennsylvania.  In 1778, the Continental Congress enters the American states into their first treaties (with France).  In 1789, Congress meets for the first time under the provisions of the new United States Constitution.  In 1791, Vermont is admitted to the union as the 14th of the several states.  In 1794, the 11th Amendment, limiting the judicial power of the United States, is passed by Congress (ratified by the several states on February 7, 1795).  In 1797, John Adams becomes the second President of the United States.  In 1837, the City of Chicago is incorporated.  In 1861, the Confederate States of America adopt the "Stars and Bars" as their first flag.  In 1865, the "Blood-stained Banner" is adopted by the Confederate States of America as their final flag.  In 1929, Charles Curtis becomes the first Native-American vice-president of the United States; and in 1933 Frances Perkins becomes the first female cabinet secretary (Secretary of Labor).  In 2018, a likely false-flag attribution of poisoning is committed by the British government against Russia. The victims are a former Russian officer turned British double agent (Sergei Skripal) and his daughter while both happened to be within a few miles of Porton Down, the one place in Britain in which the nerve agent allegedly used is made.

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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:

March 5- In 1770, British troops murder five Americans in what becomes known as the Boston Massacre.  In 1836, Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, in .34 caliber.  In 1933, FDR declares a "bank holiday"-- closing all banks under United States jurisdiction; and in Germany, the Nazis win 44 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections.  In 1940, members of the Soviet oligarchy order the murder of about 22,000 Poles in what becomes known as the Katyn Massacre.  In 1979, Voyager 1 makes its closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles).

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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:

March 6- In 1819, the United States Supreme Court acknowledges in its ruling in McCulloch v. Maryland that the power to tax is the power to destroy.  In 1836, the Texas volunteers defending the Alamo are defeated.  In 1857, the Supreme Court issues its ruling in Dred Scott v. Sanford, holding that African-Americans were not persons and could not become citizens, and that Congress could not prohibit slavery in federal territories.  In 1869, Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev creates the periodic table.  In 1899, Bayer trademarks "aspirin".  In 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg go on trial for giving nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.  In 2007, "Scooter" Libby, Chief of Staff to former Vice President Dick Cheney, is found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with revealing the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame in retaliation for her husband's having made public evidence that the Bush administration's claims of Iraqi ambitions to make nuclear weapons were false.

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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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