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Current Events and Continuing Education for April 25, 2022

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I've explained this before but it matters more than ever now:

Kamala Harris Is Not Legally Qualified For Office

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Now that corruption has come to a head in the UK...

Lawyers For Julian Assange Must Be Sent This Material

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Kramatorsk Train Station Attack

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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:

April 25- In 1846, a U.S. patrol excursion across the Texas border into Mexico precipitates the Mexican-American War.  In 1859, ground is broken for the Suez Canal.  In 1898, the United States declares war on Spain, using the pretext of the mysterious sinking of the USS Maine in a Cuban harbor.  The war resulted in U.S. claims of ownership of the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico, and a more limited sovereignty over Cuba.  In 1916, Britain declares martial law in Ireland in response to the Easter Uprisings.  In 1953, the structure of DNA is described.  In 1961, the integrated circuit is patented.  In 1983, Pioneer 10, launched March 2, 1972, passes the orbit of Pluto.

 

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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Friends, join me at 8:30 PM EDST tonight on the radio with Willie Shields at WVLT.com. We'll be talking about the FBI/Democrat false flag "plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer" and related matters.

"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.

Kamala Harris Is Not Legally Qualified For Office, And That Matters Now More Than Ever

Sounds loopy, right? Well, read what follows, closely. Remember that CtC's revelations on the limits of the income tax sounded loopy in 2003, yet $billions have been recovered over the years since (even while govt.s struggle to suppress, resist and discourage)... Similarly, the idea that the feds wiretap every American 24/7 without warrants sounded loopy, too, until Ed Snowden showed us the evidence... Like I said, read what follows, closely.

ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO, in August of 2020, I first pointed out-- with a detailed analysis of the relevant law-- that Kamala Harris is Constitutionally disqualified from federal office due to her citizenship issues. Harris is a child of two non-citizens merely in the country temporarily on student visas, and as such doesn't qualify even for the mistaken notion of "birthright citizenship" under the Fourteenth Amendment found (erroneously) by the Supreme Court in Wong Kim Ark in 1898.

I re-rang my alarm bell about this important issue in November of 2020 immediately after it became clear that the massive election-rigging-and-fraud-based vote totals alleged by Democrat city clerks and other members of urban political machines were going to be vigorously defended-- especially by the MSM, which was deeply complicit in the crimes-- no matter how implausible and no matter how much evidence emerged of their falseness.

Again, in March of 2021, with Joe Biden's mental decline becoming ever more obvious, I posted an updated, easier-to-read analysis of the facts and the law which make Kamala Harris indisputably ineligible for the vice presidency, the presidency, and even for the Senate seat she had held prior to January, 2021. As on each of the prior occasions, my observations were apparently ignored entirely-- certainly I saw no responsive comments anywhere, nor the appearance of my posts or even just the issue itself anywhere else.

Maybe everyone was just too focused on the C19 distraction... as intended...

Perhaps I will have better luck getting people to pay attention to this hugely-important matter now. With the destabilizing distraction du jour-- the wildly-misreported Russian intervention in Ukraine-- having the onset of World War III as a possible side-effect, the issue of Kamala Harris's eligibility for becoming commander-in-chief should be of universal concern.

YOU SEE, JOE BIDEN IS SOON TO BE TOSSED OVERBOARD, probably before the midterms. This being done will serve as a narrative support for the pretense that the Democrats won the election, rather than having gotten an epic shellacking and losing control of both houses of Congress by the valid votes cast, honestly counted.

It will be argued (or just put out there for absorption) that Americans blamed Biden for all the evils and lunacy and corruption of the past two years, and with him gone and Kamala Harris in place, they're willing to let the Democrats carry on. That'll be why (goes the notion) that despite massive indications of widespread discontent since January, 2021, they have suddenly-- and otherwise inexplicably-- turned out in their mailed-in multi-millions to keep Democrats in control, as certified by Democrat city clerks in major urban centers across the country.

But there's a problem with this plan. Or, rather, there would be, if those not enthusiastic for more genuflections and selling-out to hard-left cultural Marxism and the Great Reset by persons in positions of trust and honor were to open their eyes and make a fuss about the concrete legal problem with Kamala Harris' eligibility for office, regardless of the derision that would be directed their way in an effort to discourage them.

Of course, the usual suspects will wail and gnash teeth, and deride you for raising an issue they will say has long since been debunked, with allusions to the Obama birth certificate argument from years ago, among other things. But the Obama issue was different (if ever "an issue" at all), and the rest is just a standard leftist playbook effort to pretend that because they have loudly resisted and denounced the argument for a long time it should now be considered disproven-- a technique only effective against idiots and cowards.

You're neither an idiot nor a coward, right?

Here, once again, is that analysis (yet a little further tweaked out). Please, this time, MAKE SOMETHING OF IT!! Post the link to this article widely. Post comments as provided for at the end of the article. Help give this matter some traction.

The Issue Of Kamala Harris's Eligibility For Office

"No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President..."

Article II, Section I, Clause V of the United States Constitution

I'VE RECENTLY SEEN CLAIMS that Kamala Harris, while born in the USA, is the child of non-citizens in America merely on student visas. If so, then she is not qualified to be vice-president, or even senator, for that matter.

We'll begin with an analysis of the "birthright citizenship" notion itself. Then we'll apply what has been shown to the specifics of Kamala Harris' birth circumstances.

A CHILD OF NON-CITIZEN PARENTS does not acquire citizenship simply by being born on American soil-- myths about so-called "birthright citizenship" notwithstanding. The law on this is perfectly clear and unambiguous, and the pretense to the contrary relies entirely upon the glossing-over of inconvenient and contradictory words in the Fourteenth Amendment.

In this case, the phrase "or naturalized" is the one conveniently disregarded, as though its presence has no impact on the meaning of the citizenship clause. But that phrase-- which translates as, "or granted citizenship"-- is actually the key to the meaning of the clause (or, at least, the key to untangling misrepresentation or misunderstanding of the clause).

Here is the complete language of the amendment, in relevant part:

"Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside."

So, let's insert the translation of "naturalized", which will make immediately obvious that this amendment clause is not intended to grant citizenship to anyone in any normal sense of the term:

"All persons born or granted citizenship in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside."

Obviously this language contemplates and concerns persons already possessed of citizenship by normal procedures-- either through birth to citizen parents, or having been granted it through naturalization.

As this more complete rendering of the language helps clarify, the purpose of the provision is not the granting of United States citizenship. Instead its purpose is the granting of state citizenship to those who are already United States citizens.

A LOOK AT THE 14th AMENDMENT'S CONTEXT AND HISTORY makes this yet more clear, revealing that those for whom this clause was designed are the persons naturalized by the Civil Rights Act of 1866. That group consists of former slaves, all of whom, if having been born in the United States, are granted United States citizenship thereby:

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all persons born in the United States and not subject to any foreign power, excluding Indians not taxed, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United States; and such citizens, of every race and color, without regard to any previous condition of slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall have the same right, in every State and Territory in the United States, to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, and give evidence, to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold, and convey real and personal property, and to full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of person and property, as is enjoyed by white citizens, and shall be subject to like punishment, pains, and penalties, and to none other, any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any person who, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, shall subject, or cause to be subjected, any inhabitant of any State or Territory to the deprivation of any right secured or protected by this act, or to different punishment, pains, or penalties on account of such person having at any time been held in a condition of slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, or by reason of his color or race, than is prescribed for the punishment of white persons, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both, in the discretion of the court.

Civil Rights Act of 1866, first two sections (emphasis added)

Note that the overall language of the enactment plainly has as its object only those persons born into slavery, and now freed. Harmoniously, the specific language refers to all persons born in the United States-- while making no reference or provisions regarding persons who shall be born in the United States (none of whom could then be born into slavery, the institution having at that point been abolished).

Further, expressly EXCLUDED from the group with which the act is concerned is anyone "subject to any foreign power". This includes anyone born with allegiance to any other country by virtue of his or her parents' foreign citizenship-- such as every baby that is the object of today's "birthright citizenship" misunderstanding.

("Subject to the jurisdiction thereof" is the 14th Amendment's restatement by other words of the Civil Rights Act's earlier phrase, "not subject to any foreign power". It was perhaps restated thusly in order to pre-empt exceptions based on a claimant's argument that his parents are somehow not foreign allegiant. Per the new version of the language in the 14th Amendment, that negative, even if true, wouldn't be good enough to allow a slip under the wire.)

THE REASON FOR THE 14th AMENDMENT "CITIZENSHIP" PROVISION, very briefly, is that after the slave population was emancipated following the War to Suppress Southern Independence, many states (North and South) refused to treat freed slaves as citizens. The refusal found expression particularly in the denial of voting rights.

This denial of voting rights to the freed slaves created a conundrum for the North. The Northern state bloc faced the prospect of increased Southern strength in Congress due to the entire former slave population now being counted in full (rather than at 3/5 each) for purposes of determining the number of representatives in each state's delegation. But with the freed slaves unable to vote, the interests represented by the stronger Southern delegations would likely remain just as hostile to the Northern agenda as ever they had been, simply with more power in their hands.

The solution was the 14th Amendment, compelling every state to treat all United States citizens living within their borders as citizens of the states, as well. The expectation was that this compelled citizenship would convey unabridged voting rights.

Even so, the optimistic expectation of proper state behavior was back-stopped. Recognizing that even state citizenship might not be enough to safeguard the Northern purpose against the acts of what are, after all, sovereign states (and were still thought of in that way, at that point), the following fail-safe language-- which nicely underscores the real and limited purpose of the "citizenship clause" in Section 1-- was also included in the amendment:

Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

A GREAT DEAL MORE COULD BE SAID about the 14th Amendment overall. If I ever am able to be done with my advocacy for truth regarding the income tax and can move on to finishing the analysis of the Constitution with which I have been noodling for a number of years now, I'll say it.

For now, though, suffice it to say that Section 1 of the amendment in no way mandates the granting of citizenship-- either union-state or United States-- to any child of foreign parents who happens to be born on American soil.

Even the construction of the amendment's "citizenship" clause by the US Supreme Court in United States v. Wong Kim Ark (169 US 649, 1898), which did (mistakenly) find its way to affirming a 14th Amendment-based citizenship-by-birth claim of a man born to Chinese national parents who were long-time legal residents in the United States, does not avail advocates of "birthright citizenship" for the children of non-resident (or illegal) aliens. In fact, Wong defeats the advocates' argument.

In that case, the court only found for Wong because of the status of those parents as being in the United States by permission, and under terms by which they were allegiant to the United States during their time in the country. It was during that period of allegiance and jurisdictional submission that their son was born.

The Wong majority, as part of the exhaustive explanation of its opinion, quotes Justice Joseph Story in Inglis v. Sailors' Snug Harbor (1833), 3 Pet. 99. There, Justice Story, referring to Calvin's Case, Blackstone's Commentaries, and Doe v. Jones, explains the basic principle from which the Wong court proceeds in finding that a child of legal residents can acquire citizenship by birth:

"Nothing is better settled at the common law than the doctrine that the children, even of aliens, born in a country while the parents are resident there under the protection of the government and owing a temporary allegiance thereto, are subjects by birth." 3 Pet. 164. (Emphasis added.)

The Wong court subsequently extends the legal residence distinction directly to its case at hand:

Chinese persons, born out of the United States, remaining subjects of the Emperor of China, and not having become citizens of the United States, are entitled to the protection of, and owe allegiance to, the United States so long as they are permitted by the United States to reside here, and are [thus] "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" in the same sense as all other aliens residing in the United States. Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886), 118 U.S. 356; Law Ow Bew v. United States 144 U.S. 47, 61, 62; Fong Yue Ting v. United States (1893), 149 U.S. 698, 724; Lem Moon Sing v. United States (1893), 158 U.S. 538, 547; Wong Wing v. United States (1896), 163 U.S. 228, 238. (Emphasis added.)

In the end this distinction is directly rested upon in the narrow ruling of the Wong court:

The evident intention, and the necessary effect, of the submission of this case to the decision of the court upon the facts agreed by the parties were to present for determination the single question stated at the beginning of this opinion, namely, whether a child born in the United States, of parent of Chinese descent, who, at the time of his birth, are subjects of the Emperor of China, but have a permanent domicil and residence in the United States, and are there carrying on business, and are not employed in any diplomatic or official capacity under the Emperor of China, becomes at the time of his birth a citizen of the United States. For the reasons above stated, this court is of opinion that the question must be answered in the affirmative.

United States v. Wong Kim Ark (169 US 649, 1898) (Emphasis added.)

Plainly, the children born to non-resident aliens are in no way beneficiaries of even the Wong court's expansive and mistaken construction of the 14th Amendment's "citizenship clause". Indeed, the express resort by the court to the legal residence of the parents in finding for Wong is the exclusion of all those not enjoying the same distinction of circumstance, and thus a left-handed ruling by the Supreme Court to the effect that the children of non-residents are not entitled to any such "birthright citizenship".

(It is also worth observing-- for the sake of good scholarship-- that while much in common and ancient law might have once weighed on the side of "birthright citizenship" on grounds outside the provisions of the 14th Amendment, the very adoption of that amendment with its explicit purposes and provisions on the subject has arguably now settled the question in the negative.)

AS NOTED IN THE PRECEDING ANALYSIS, the Wong Kim Ark ruling by the Supreme Court in 1898 which is relied-upon by advocates of the mistaken "birthright citizenship" as supporting their notions, is wrongly decided. The court in that case failed to recognize the distinction between United States and state citizenship that is the heart of the 14th Amendment provision in question-- perhaps due to poor briefing by the litigants in the case.

But even if Wong were soundly decided, it would not avail Harris in her claim, if indeed her parents were merely in America on student visas at the time of Harris' birth.

The Wong court reached its conclusions in Wong's favor based solely on the legal residency of Wong's parents, who were found by the court to have been "permitted by the United States to reside here" and to, in fact, have "permanent domicil and residence in the United States". The court reasoned that in seeking and establishing legal residency Wong's parents had affirmatively and deliberately relinquished their former allegiances and become allegiant to the USA, thus-- and only thus-- bringing them under the relevant provisions of the 14th Amendment.

If Harris's parents were in the country merely on visas at the time of her birth, as I understand to be the case, this would not meet the standard laid down by the Wong court.

"Resident" is a condition of specific legal meaning, as stated here, in Bouvier's Law Dictionary, 1856:

RESIDENT, persons. A person coming into a place with intention to establish his domicil or permanent residence, and who in consequence actually remains there. Time is not so essential as the intent, executed by making or beginning an actual establishment, though it be abandoned in a longer, or shorter period. See 6 Hall's Law Journ. 68; 3 Hagg. Eccl. R. 373; 20 John. 211 2 Pet. Ad. R. 450; 2 Scamm. R. 377.

Obtaining or being in the country by virtue of a student visa is merely visiting on a deliberately and declared temporary basis, and not for purposes of, or with permission to, establish permanent residency. Entry into a country on a student visa involves no relinquishment of prior national allegiance and replacement of it with allegiance to the USA either affirmatively and deliberately or even casually and by accident, and being here on such a visa does not constitute legal residence.

In fact, particular legal steps must be taken by student visa holders in order to convert their status to one with the potential for lawful residence of the sort on which the Wong court rested its decision. See this for some professional discussion of the subject.

In sum, even if it were correct overall in its finding of a "birthright citizenship" right on behalf of Wong Kim Ark (as it is), on its terms the Wong ruling offers nothing on behalf of Kamala Harris' claims. If the student visas thing is sound, Harris should be removed from office (and I suppose consideration should be given to examining Senate votes during the time she had been seated in that body against the possibility that the outcomes of some of the squeakers should be reversed...).

So again, you're neither an idiot nor a coward, right?

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Extradition Of Julian Assange Makes Transmission Of The Following Material To His Lawyers A Vital Imperative

This can't wait, people-- surely one of you knows how to get something to Assange's legal team, right?

I DON'T WANT TO SEEM A BROKEN RECORD, but as in the discussion of the Harris ineligibility issue re-presented above, I'm going to now revisit an older post. You see, back in March of 2020 I posted an analysis of the charges directed against Julian Assange by the hyenas in Washington chittering for his blood in the hope of assuaging their pain and shame from Assange's exposure of their heinous crimes against the American people (and many others).

At that time I undertook to send this material-- which I believe completely guts the case against Assange-- to his legal team in the UK. I then watched with dismay as none of it surfaced in the proceedings that followed over the next two years.

Eventually I concluded that while it was certainly possible that the material had simply been overlooked, it was equally possible, if not more so, that Assange's team had viewed my offering as suited only to an actual trial on the charges, rather than as arguments against the extradition effort, which has a very specialized focus.

SOON AFTER POSTING AND FORWARDING the material that follows, the United States issued a second superceding indictment of Assange, but with no new charges and without substantive changes in the charges such that would nullify any of the points made below, it seems to me. Thus, it remains an imperative that those standing with this good man-- the finest and most accomplished journalist of the 21st century so far, to whom all Americans owe a huge debt-- do what they can to get this information to the lawyers who will be acting on Assange's behalf in proceedings here in the US.

I will appreciate any help in that regard that anyone can provide. Here is the analysis:

THE INDICTMENT AIMED AT SILENCING JULIAN ASSANGE and deterring others who might be tempted to themselves expose US criminal behavior which has been shielded by self-serving classification levels 18 charges nominally grounded in three statutes, 18 USC §§ 371, 793 and 1030, as follows:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. JULIAN PAUL ASSANGE, Defendant. Criminal No. 1:18-cr-111 (CMH)

Count 1: 18 U.S.C. § 793(g) Conspiracy To Receive National Defense Information

Counts 2-4: 18 U.S.C. § 793(b) and 2 Obtaining National Defense Information

Counts 5-8: 18 U.S.C. § 793(c) and 2 Obtaining National Defense Information

Counts 9-11: 18 U.S.C. § 793(d) and 2 Disclosure of National Defense Information

Counts 12-14: 18 U.S.C. § 793(e) and 2 Disclosure of National Defense Information

Counts 15-17: 18 U.S.C. § 793(e) Disclosure of National Defense Information

Count 18: 18 U.S.C. §§ 371 and 1030 Conspiracy To Commit Computer Intrusion

SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT May 2019 Term — at Alexandria, Virginia (see the document here).

Let's begin by looking at some of the simple and obvious legal issues compromising the indictment. Jurisdiction, for example...

Here's what is actually a very significant admission by the government within the indictment, but which is meant to deceive:

Between in or about November 2009 and continuing until at least September 2011, in an offense begun and committed outside of the jurisdiction of any particular state or district of the United States, the defendant, JULIAN PAUL ASSANGE, who will be first brought to the Eastern District of Virginia, knowingly and unlawfully conspired with other co-conspirators, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit the following offenses against the United States:

Indictment, Count 1(B), (and appearing in more-or-less the same form at the beginning of every count).

This language (which is included in every count) appears to admit that Assange was not within United States jurisdiction when doing what is said to be criminal in the indictment (which he was not). But it is really an attempt to conceal or keep from recognition the fact that whatever might be the imperial wet-dreams of swamp-creatures in DC, United States jurisdiction does not extend to the actions of folks in foreign countries, and US law makes no pretenses to the contrary.

The phrase "outside of the jurisdiction of any particular state or district of the United States" DOESN'T mean outside of US territorial jurisdiction. That phrase actually means "in one of a number of special places subject to US jurisdiction".

Assange was in none of those special places while allegedly doing the things with which he is charged. But the mendacious DoJ wants everyone to think it has charged him without regard to his location-- and think, therefore, that it has legal authority to do so-- in order to keep its fatal jurisdictional problem from being pointed out to the courts.

Look closely at the language of the statutes meant to be coyly invoked by the express nuances of that paragraph "B" of every count of the indictment, reproduced above:

The trial of all offenses begun or committed upon the high seas, or elsewhere out of the jurisdiction of any particular State or district, shall be in the district in which the offender, or any one of two or more joint offenders, is arrested or is first brought; but if such offender or offenders are not so arrested or brought into any district, an indictment or information may be filed in the district of the last known residence of the offender or of any one of two or more joint offenders, or if no such residence is known the indictment or information may be filed in the District of Columbia.

18 U.S. Code § 3238. Offenses not committed in any district

The trial for any offense involving a violation, begun or committed upon the high seas or elsewhere out of the jurisdiction of any particular State or district, of—

(1) section 793, 794, 798, or section 1030(a)(1) of this title;

(2) section 601 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 421); or

(3) section 4(b) or 4(c) of the Subversive Activities Control Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 783(b) or (c));

may be in the District of Columbia or in any other district authorized by law.

18 U.S. Code § 3239. Optional venue for espionage and related offenses

These statutes are the sole legal basis for establishing the location of any trial of any offense not committed within a US state and district (pursuant to the provisions of Article III, sec. 2, cl. 3 and the Sixth Amendment of the US Constitution), and thus incorporate and illustrate the legal limits of United States jurisdiction.

The phrase "out of the jurisdiction of any particular State or district" (emphasis added) gives away the truth. The inclusion of any particular in this language establishes that it is only within US geographical scope-- which extends to US-flagged vessels as well as US real estate-- that is contemplated as locations in which US cognizable crimes can be committed. That inclusion implies the class of "US territory", and implies the exclusion of non-US territory (as does simple common sense and the ancient doctrine that outside any country's territorial waters is outside any country's jurisdiction).

But we needn't rely on mere inference and logic. These limits are further acknowledged, illustrated and made more particular (and thus, more easily seen) elsewhere in 18 U.S.C., but a long ways away from §§ 3238 and 3239. We have to go all the way back to 18 U.S.C. § 7 to find the definition of "Special Maritime and Territorial Jurisdiction of the United States", at which we are given the meaning of "upon the high seas or elsewhere outside of the jurisdiction of any particular State of district". Here is that clarifying language:

The term “special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States”, as used in this title, includes:

(1) The high seas, any other waters within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States and out of the jurisdiction of any particular State, and any vessel belonging in whole or in part to the United States or any citizen thereof, or to any corporation created by or under the laws of the United States, or of any State, Territory, District, or possession thereof, when such vessel is within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States and out of the jurisdiction of any particular State.

(2) Any vessel registered, licensed, or enrolled under the laws of the United States, and being on a voyage upon the waters of any of the Great Lakes, or any of the waters connecting them, or upon the Saint Lawrence River where the same constitutes the International Boundary Line.

(3) Any lands reserved or acquired for the use of the United States, and under the exclusive or concurrent jurisdiction thereof, or any place purchased or otherwise acquired by the United States by consent of the legislature of the State in which the same shall be, for the erection of a fort, magazine, arsenal, dockyard, or other needful building.

(4) Any island, rock, or key containing deposits of guano, which may, at the discretion of the President, be considered as appertaining to the United States.

(5) Any aircraft belonging in whole or in part to the United States, or any citizen thereof, or to any corporation created by or under the laws of the United States, or any State, Territory, district, or possession thereof, while such aircraft is in flight over the high seas, or over any other waters within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States and out of the jurisdiction of any particular State.

(6) Any vehicle used or designed for flight or navigation in space and on the registry of the United States pursuant to the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies and the Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space, while that vehicle is in flight, which is from the moment when all external doors are closed on Earth following embarkation until the moment when one such door is opened on Earth for disembarkation or in the case of a forced landing, until the competent authorities take over the responsibility for the vehicle and for persons and property aboard.

(7) Any place outside the jurisdiction of any nation with respect to an offense by or against a national of the United States.

(8) To the extent permitted by international law, any foreign vessel during a voyage having a scheduled departure from or arrival in the United States with respect to an offense committed by or against a national of the United States.

(9) With respect to offenses committed by or against a national of the United States as that term is used in section 101 of the Immigration and Nationality Act—

(A) the premises of United States diplomatic, consular, military or other United States Government missions or entities in foreign States, including the buildings, parts of buildings, and land appurtenant or ancillary thereto or used for purposes of those missions or entities, irrespective of ownership; and

(B) residences in foreign States and the land appurtenant or ancillary thereto, irrespective of ownership, used for purposes of those missions or entities or used by United States personnel assigned to those missions or entities.

18 U.S. Code § 7. Special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States defined

There's a reason 18 U.S.C. §§ 3238 and 3239-- again, plainly the ones being relied upon by the United States, as shown by the language of the indictment-- don't simply say, "The trial of all offenses begun or committed outside the United States shall be in the district...", which they surely would if meant to announce (or assert) universal jurisdiction. They don't say this because even the United States-- its lawyerly pretenses to the contrary notwithstanding-- does not presume to such "universal jurisdiction".

The simple legal fact is that even if everything alleged by the United States about Julian Assange is true, he did nothing for which he can be held criminally responsible by the United States.

WHILE WE'RE ON THE SUBJECT OF JURISDICTION, and before moving on to the particular problems with the criminal allegations, let's look as well at a somewhat more esoteric but nonetheless valid problem with the US indictment, which is nicely highlighted by this language in that instrument:

At no point was ASSANGE a citizen of the United States, nor did he hold a United States security clearance or otherwise have authorization to receive, possess, or communicate classified information.

Indictment, page 16, section H. United States Law To Protect Classified Information, ¶46

This admission raises the reciprocal point that at no point was Julian under any kind of particular or express legal duty in regard to the United States, its classification rules, or those persons or interests which might be affected by his acquisition or dissemination of the information at issue. At the same time, under the terms of the First Amendment Congress can make no law hampering his receipt, possession or communication of any kind of information, meaning Assange was also under no incidental or general legal duty.

Criminal (or even civil) culpability does not arise just because some state doesn't like what someone has done, or even just because what someone has done is claimed to have harmed the complaining state. The alleged malefactor must have breached a legal duty to the complaining state in order to have committed a legally-cognizable offense; and what's more, a known legal duty. Under the terms of the First Amendment, there can be no legal duty to abstain from receipt, possession or communication.

Leakers might be under such a duty, which is often actually formalized in a signed agreement, or attends the character of their office or job. They can be sued or prosecuted accordingly. Publishers-- or even hackers-- have no such relationship. See this for more on this point.

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JURISDICTIONAL LIMITATIONS SUFFICE to eviscerate the United States extradition and indictment. So, I could say that my work here is done.

But this is a hugely important case, and those threatened by Julian's revelations have an endless capacity for corruption, being capable of arguing that black is white without a blush. So, let's also look at the specifics of the charges and how they also cannot apply to Julian Assange.

Counts 1-17 are all based in 18 U.S.C. § 793 ("Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information")-- specifically 793(b), (c), (d), (e) and (g). Counts 2-14 also invoke 18 U.S.C. § 2, under which it is held that those who aid, abet, counsel, command, induce or procure the commission of an offense against the United States is punishable as a principal.

However, the legal character of each of these subsections of 793 which are said to describe criminal behavior of Chelsea Manning (which behavior is suggested, inaccurately and in contradiction of the evidence, to have been committed at the instigation or assistance of Julian Assange) hinges on specifics laid out only in 793(a). The language of that section is omitted from the indictment, and for very good reason (well, for very BAD reason, really, but good from the standpoint of the jackals attacking Julian...).

See, for instance this language from Count 1(B) of the indictment:

Between in or about November 2009 and continuing until at least September 2011, in an offense begun and committed outside of the jurisdiction of any particular state or district of the United States, the defendant, JULIAN PAUL ASSANGE, who will be first brought to the Eastern District of Virginia, knowingly and unlawfully conspired with other co-conspirators, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit the following offenses against the United States:

1. To obtain documents, writings, and notes connected with the national defense, for the purpose of obtaining information respecting the national defense—namely, detainee assessment briefs related to detainees who were held at Guantanamo Bay, US. State Department cables, and Iraq rules of engagement files classified up to the SECRET level—and with reason to believe that the information was to be used to the injury of the United States or the advantage of any foreign nation, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 793(b);

"To obtain documents, writings and notes connected with the national defense." Pretty wide-ranging language, right? It suggests that 18 U.S.C. § 793(B) criminalizes obtaining any and all documents, writings and notes connected with the national defense (without authorization or whatever), right?

Well, left off of this little offense description are the very important first five words of 793(b). Those words read: "Whoever, for the purpose aforesaid,"...

That "purpose aforesaid" refers to the particulars of 793(a), which establishes the real and very limited nature of the acts criminalized under 18 U.S.C. § 793. Here is 793(a):

(a) Whoever, for the purpose of obtaining information respecting the national defense with intent or reason to believe that the information is to be used to the injury of the United States, or to the advantage of any foreign nation, goes upon, enters, flies over, or otherwise obtains information concerning any vessel, aircraft, work of defense, navy yard, naval station, submarine base, fueling station, fort, battery, torpedo station, dockyard, canal, railroad, arsenal, camp, factory, mine, telegraph, telephone, wireless, or signal station, building, office, research laboratory or station or other place connected with the national defense owned or constructed, or in progress of construction by the United States or under the control of the United States, or of any of its officers, departments, or agencies, or within the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, or any place in which any vessel, aircraft, arms, munitions, or other materials or instruments for use in time of war are being made, prepared, repaired, stored, or are the subject of research or development, under any contract or agreement with the United States, or any department or agency thereof, or with any person on behalf of the United States, or otherwise on behalf of the United States, or any prohibited place so designated by the President by proclamation in time of war or in case of national emergency in which anything for the use of the Army, Navy, or Air Force is being prepared or constructed or stored, information as to which prohibited place the President has determined would be prejudicial to the national defense; or

18 U.S. Code § 793. Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information

That's a big chunk of legalese, but reading it through shows that what is being made criminal in 793 is an espionage effort, the purpose of which is securing information concerning United States war materiel development or production in order to inform or facilitate corresponding development or production by a foreign enemy, or information concerning United States war materiel development, production or storage for the purpose of physical sabotage or a bombing run by a foreign enemy.

Here is the complete language of 793(b) cited by the Assange indictment as the nature of the first charge:

(b) Whoever, for the purpose aforesaid, and with like intent or reason to believe, copies, takes, makes, or obtains, or attempts to copy, take, make, or obtain, any sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, document, writing, or note of anything connected with the national defense; or...

Does that language, in light of the "purpose aforesaid" spelled out in paragraph (a), actually sound like anything done by Chelsea Manning, or by extension, Julian Assange (even if you buy the "aided, abetted, counseled..." etc. allegation)? Manning didn't copy munitions locations or details of planned troop deployments, or shipyard blueprints. And he certainly didn't copy anything at all for the purpose of facilitating the destructive or competitively adversarial actions of any foreign enemy.

What Manning copied and dumped in Julian Assange's lap were records of past war crimes, evidence of lies continuously told to the American public, diplomatic double-dealing and so forth. Manning is a whistle-blower, not a spy. And the same goes for Julian Assange. 18 U.S.C. § 793(b) doesn't apply to either one of them.

18 U.S.C. § 793(c) IS OF THE SAME CHARACTER as is paragraph (b), and begins with the same reference to, and reliance upon, the purposes expressed in paragraph (a). (b) covers the copying aspect of (a)'s spying offense; (c) covers the "receiving" of such a copy, and like (b), doesn't apply to Manning or Assange.

18 U.S.C. § 793(d) shifts gears slightly. This provision is directed at those having lawful access to or possession of the same class of materials identified in (a), who, while having reason to believe it could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation (again, within the context created by paragraph (a)) furnish those materials to someone else who is not entitled to receive it-- in other words, a mole. Again, no relevance or application to Manning or Assange.

18 U.S.C. § 793(e) concerns those having UN-authorized possession, access, control, etc., of the same class of materials identified in (a), who, while having reason to believe it could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation (again, within the context created by paragraph (a)) furnish those materials to someone else who is not entitled to receive it or "willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it".

Again, no application to Manning or Assange, who had nothing to do with information relevant to war materiel development, production or storage, nor any reason to believe that what Manning copied and gave to Assange "could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation" in any sense other than a public relations injury or advantage by virtue of the exposure of criminally-concealed evidence of war crimes, torture, diplomatic duplicity and the systematic deceiving of the American people.

Finally, 18 U.S.C. § 793(g) provides that if two or more people conspire to violate any of the foregoing provisions of section 793, and any of them take steps to effectuate the crime, all are culpable. But, of course, as is now clear, neither Chelsea Manning nor Julian Assange violated any of these provisions (and Assange did nothing within United States jurisdiction in any event, let's not forget).

THE REMAINING COUNT of the indictment, Count 18, cites to 18 U.S.C. § 371 (a blanket conspiracy provision covering the commission of any offense against the United States) and 18 U.S.C. § 1030: "Fraud and related activity in connection with computers".

(In the actual text of the count, citation is also made to 18 U.S.C. § 641 for some reason-- that statute only concerns theft, embezzlement or conversion of something of value from the United States for financial gain. No such thing is even alleged within Count 18 or any other, so I think we can just chalk this up to DoJ incompetence. So much frothing at the mouth going on during the contrivance of this indictment that some foam got in someone's eyes and a mistake was made...)

What IS alleged in count 18 is a conspiracy (prohibited by 18 U.S.C. § 371) to access a computer without authorization and with reason to believe that information so obtained "could be used to the injury of the United States and to the advantage of any foreign nation" and to communicate obtained information to persons not entitled to receive it-- by which is apparently meant, "the American people"-- (and willfully retain the same, etc.), all as prohibited by 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(1), the cyber-age addendum to § 793 (while also covering computer fraud, virus implantation and the like).

While more could be said about this one, it should suffice, at this point and in light of all the foregoing, to observe that no reason to believe that information so obtained "could be used to the injury of the United States and to the advantage of any foreign nation" within the relevant meaning of those expressions can be credibly alleged, and in any event, Julian Assange, who was not within United States jurisdiction at any time, cannot have committed any offense in this regard any more than he could have in any other regard, conspiracy included.

"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

 

"All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed."

-I. F. Stone

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Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

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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 under the mantle of COVID-19 mitigation 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], since March of 2020 you've watched as over-fed state power has been used to literally destroy classical Western civilization and impose a new despotic paradigm. No dissent or debate permitted-- no permission or agreement sought.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Use this evidence in all your outreach efforts.

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

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

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Regarding Trolleries

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

Kramatorsk Train Station Attack

Kiev and its Western backers immediately blamed Russia for the incident, but a proper investigation is likely to disagree.

by Scott Ritter

In a conflict where accusations of wrongdoing fly back and forth between Russia and Ukraine on a daily basis, when it comes to the missile attack on the Kramatorsk train station that occurred at 10:30am on April 8, 2022, both sides are in rare agreement – the missile used was a Tochka-U, a Soviet-era weapon known in the West by its NATO reporting name as the SS-21 Scarab, and in the former Soviet republics that use the weapon by its GRAU designation, 9K79.

Beyond that one technical piece of information, however, any semblance of unanimity regarding the narrative surrounding how that missile came to strike a bustling railway station, killing and wounding dozens of civilians desperately trying to evacuate from eastern Ukraine in anticipation of a large-scale Russian offensive, collapses, with each side blaming the other. Making this tragedy even more bizarre, the Russian words Za Detei – “for the children” – had been hand-painted on the missile in white.

The Tochka made its appearance in the Soviet military in 1975. A single-stage, solid-fuel tactical ballistic missile, the Tochka was assembled at the Votkinsk Machine Building Plant before being delivered to the Soviet Army, where it was further disseminated to the various units equipped with the system. An improved version of the Tochka, known as the Tochka-U (Uluchshenny, or “improved”) was introduced in 1989; the improvements included increased range and accuracy.

The Tochka-U operates as a simple inertially-guided ballistic missile. Simply put, the operators, working from a known location, orient the launcher in the direction of their target, and then calculate the distance between the point of launch and point of impact. The solid-fuel engine of the Tochka-U burns for 28 seconds, meaning that the range of the missile isn’t determined by engine burn-time alone, but rather the angle that the missile was launched – the more vertical the missile at time of launch, the shorter its range will be.

Because the missile burns to depletion, once the engine shuts down, the missile will cease its pure ballistic trajectory, and instead assume a near-vertical posture as it heads toward its target. The warhead is released at a designated point above the target. In the case of the Kramatorsk attack, the Tochka-U was equipped with the 9N123K cluster warhead, containing fifty submunitions, each of which has the effect of a single hand grenade in terms of explosive and lethal impact.

The flight characteristics of the Tochka-U result in a debris pattern which has the cluster munitions impacting on the ground first, followed by the depleted booster, which hits the earth some distance behind the impact of the warhead. This creates a tell-tale signature, so to speak, of the direction from where the missile was launched, which can be crudely calculated by shooting a reverse azimuth from the point of impact of the warhead through the booster.

It is this physical reality which provides the first real clue as to who fired the Tochka-U that hit Kramatorsk. The relationship of the booster when it came to earth, when assessed to the impact zone of the cluster munitions, provides a reverse azimuth which, even when factoring in a generous margin of error for potential drift, points to territory that was under the excusive control of the Ukrainian government, which means that there is little doubt that the missile that struck the Kramatorsk train station was fired by a launcher under the operational control of the 19th Missile Brigade, Ukraine’s only Tochka-U-equipped unit. More specifically, a forensic evaluation of the missile debris clearly shows that it was launched by the 19th Ukrainian Missile Brigade, based near Dobropolia, some 45 kilometers from Kramatorsk.

The 19th Missile Brigade is considered a strategic asset, meaning that it responds directly to the orders of the Ukrainian Ground Forces Command. In short, if the missile was, as it appears, fired by the 19th Missile Brigade, it was doing so based on orders given from high up the chain of command. The launch was no accident.

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

FORMER US MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE OFFICER SCOTT RITTER was one of the chief UN WMD inspectors in Iraq prior to the US invasion, and among the loudest voices debunking the bogus claims of Iraqi WMDs on which that invasion was fraudulently based. In recent years he has been a valuable source of honest analysis and reporting against the relentless propaganda churned out by the US Deep State and its clients.

Ritter's article above starts out as a good example of his valuable reporting. In just the portion of his piece posted above, Ritter makes clear that all other considerations and future additions to the evidence aside, the immediately available evidence-- the ballistic signature-- allows for not a single credible claim from any quarter that the missile that struck the Kramatorsk train station was Russian-launched.

In fact, that immediately available evidence indicates plainly that the missile was launched by the Ukrainian coup-government which is backed with a frothy frenzy by a cabal of governmental and mainstream media voices. Those voices, let's keep in mind, are the ones in the business of 24/7 design and promotion of self-serving narratives which the rest of us would never adopt if left to consider all the actual facts on any given issue, unfiltered by their officious "curating".

IN THIS CASE OF NARRATIVE MANAGEMENT, the special interests have various reasons for wanting to demonize Russia. In furtherance to those agenda, they have both induced the current conflict in Ukraine and created and maintained a ferocious propaganda campaign valorizing the actually quite odious Voldomyr Zelenskyy and the seriously neo-Nazi Ukrainian factions who seized power in Kiev during the 2014 US-engineered coup.

As has been recently observed by folks with open eyes, while during the preceding 20 years Americans saw practically nothing on their TVs about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, for months now we have had a non-stop flood of images and reporting from Ukraine, all carefully designed and edited to make the Kiev-based coup-installed Ukrainians seem like valiant Davids admirably defending freedom against the ogre-like Russian Goliaths. The false and indefensible spin on the Kramatorsk train station attack is a typical example.

The actual facts appear to be that the coup-Ukrainians have learned the lessons well known to the CIA about how useful false flag attacks can be as tee-ups to narrative management partners in the United States, who will use them to manipulate public opinion and generate at least the pretense of support for agenda-supporting belligerence-- in this case, more munitions for Kiev at American expense, and maybe even eventual direct engagement with Russia, something certain seriously insane nutcases in Washington have lusted after for decades. The Ukrainians want those outcomes, and are happy to sacrifice some civilian resources toward that end.

Let's remember, the expenditure of civilian lives for what is seen to be important state purposes is of no greater moral significance than the sending of troops into combat where numbers of them are certain to die, and this is especially the view of fascists like the coup-Ukrainians, in whose eyes the interests of the state itself, as distinct from the citizens of the state, are paramount.

 Btw, the strike on the Kramatorsk train station is not the first Tochka-U missile deployed by the Ukraine usurpers. See the reporting here, covering a lot of information somehow overlooked by the newsrooms at NBC, CNN, Fox, etc..

SO, MY POINT (OR PURPOSE) HERE is two-fold. First, I hope that everyone takes in the lesson of the Kramatorsk train station attack: that what is churned out by the Biden administration and the aforementioned presstitutes about events in Ukraine is unreliable at best, and must be very skeptically scrutinized, and that the western-backed coup-Ukrainians are unscrupulous actors who have been actively preventing civilian evacuations which would leave military units without hindering cover that thus far has compelled the Russian forces to tread slowly and carefully in prosecuting their intervention.

Secondly I hope everyone takes this false narrative about the Kramatorsk train station attack as a Red Pill, awakening them to the increasingly imperative need to shrink the Leviathan United States (the federal behemoth) back down to its Constitutional dimensions, whereby its ability to pour American treasure into the hands of clients and cronies is curtailed to the point that efforts to induce such behavior-- whether at the expense of innocent civilian lives or not-- are abandoned.

No one will vie for control of Washington's head or heart if Washington has little or nothing to hand out as a result.

HAPPILY, DOING THAT RESTORATIVE DOWNSIZING is easy, and within the individual powers of every American. The Founders and Framers anticipated today's Leviathan disease and, characteristically, prepared against it.

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

 

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

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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:

The brainwashing of the American people is deep in the spin cycle, and calls out loudly for some countervailing, truth-based,

Narrative Management

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The Magic Kingdom Is Coming For Your Kids

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As lunatics in Washington and many statehouses attack the civilization that made us prosperous and free,

Let's Celebrate Some New Victories By Americans Who Are Saying "NO!" To The Madness

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The US Press Again Becomes A Conduit For Pro-War Propaganda

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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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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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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:

April 26- In 1607, English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia before going on to establish Jamestown.  In 1865, Confederate General Joseph Johnson surrenders to Union General William Tecumseh Sherman near Durham, North Carolina; and John Wilkes Booth is reportedly found and killed by Union cavalry troops in North Virginia.  In 1933, the Gestapo is established in Germany.  In 1982, a South Korean police officer spends eight hours using his department-issued weapons (and a few others selected from the police armory) systematically killing 57 civilians-- most in their homes, but the first three being the local telephone exchange operators.

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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:

April 27- In 1773, the British Parliament grants a monopoly of tea imports into North America to the politically-connected British East India Company.  In 1861, Lincoln suspends habeas corpus in order to facilitate his suppression of dissent against his policies.  In 1945, Benito Mussolini is captured by Italian partisans while trying to escape Italy disguised as a German soldier.  In 1974, 10,000 march in Washington calling for Richard Nixon's impeachment.  In 2002, the last successful signal exchange with the Pioneer 10 spacecraft takes place as it continues its journey toward interstellar space.  In 2018, North and South Korea declared an end to the Korean War.

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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:

April 28- In 1788, Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution.  In 1945, Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is executed by fed-up Italian citizens.  In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl sets out from Peru bound for Polynesia on the Kon-Tiki raft to prove that it could be done.  In 1952, the post-World War II occupation of Japan ends after 6 1/2 years.  In 1996, President Bill Clinton testifies for the defense in the "Whitewater" land fraud, conspiracy and political corruption trial of his and Hillary's partners Jim and Susan MacDougall and then-Arkansas governor Jim Guy Tucker.

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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:

April 29- In 1770, James Cook arrives at what he names 'Botany Bay' in Australia.  In 1968, 'Hair' opens on Broadway.  In 1974, Richard Nixon releases an edited version of the Watergate-related tape recordings made in the Oval Office.  In 1975, the United States begins evacuating Americans from Saigon in the expectation of its imminent fall to North Vietnamese forces.  In 1986, Roger Clemens throws 20 strikeouts in nine innings.  In 1992, riots break out in Los Angeles after the acquittal of police officers on trial for use of excessive force in the arrest of Rodney King.  In 2004, Oldsmobile builds its final car; and George W. Bush and Dick Cheney "testify" before the "9/11 Commission", refusing to be under oath, recorded, or witnessed by anyone but the two commission members allowed to be present, and insisting on "testifying" in each other's presence.

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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:

April 30- In 1492, Christopher Columbus receives his royal commission.  In 1789, George Washington takes the oath of office as the first President of the United States.  Unlike modern holders of the office (and a few bad moves during his tenure notwithstanding), he means it.  In 1803, the United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million.  In 1812, the Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th of the several states, styling itself 'Louisiana'.  In 1900, Hawaii is declared a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.  In 1900, Casey Jones wrecks the Cannonball Express.  In 1927, the first United States federal prison for women opens.  In 1938, Porky Pig goes on his first rabbit hunt.  In 1945, Adolph Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide.  In 1993, the World Wide Web goes public.  In 2004, photos of grotesque detainee abuse by officials at the United States Abu Ghraib prison facility in Iraq make it to the media.  In 2009, Chrysler files for bankruptcy.

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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:

May 1- In 1328, England recognizes Scotland as an independent state after 32 years of attempted conquest.  In 1931, the Empire State Building in New York City is dedicated.  In 1950, Guam is organized as a "State of the United States".  In 1960, the U2 spyplane piloted by Francis Gary Powers is shot down over the Soviet Union.  In 1971, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) is formed.  In 2003, George W. Bush declares: "Mission accomplished!" in Iraq.  In 2006, the government of Puerto Rico closes its Department of Education and 42 other government agencies in responsible recognition of its fiscal situation.  In 2011, Barack Obama announces the assassination of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan by a crack team of Navy Seals.  The truth of this assertion is unknown.  According to the official story, although arguably the most potentially-useful subject of interrogation in US history (at least in the context of the alleged "terrorist war" paradigm within which all of this happened), and although described as unarmed and easily-taken, bin Laden was instead summarily shot in the head.  No body was ever seen; instead it is claimed that the body was taken away by the SEAL team and then simply dumped at sea.  Considerable evidence exists indicating that bin Laden had actually died years earlier, in December of 2001; further, the series of videos purportedly of bin Laden making various pronouncements useful to the US propaganda campaign supporting its foreign and domestic policies in the intervening years were obvious fakes.

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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.

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