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Current Events and Continuing Education for May 9, 2022

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

-James Madison

 

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Let's discuss something that doesn't exist under the rule of law...

A Few Words About Executive Department Latitude

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Now more than ever America needs to learn how to,

Bring 'Em Out Alive

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Brief comments on selected subjects of interest:

Potpourri

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Is There Any Chance of Restoring Our Lost Freedoms?

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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:

May 9- In 1941, the British navy captures a German submarine containing an 'Enigma' cryptography machine, allowing the Allies to decrypt coded German messages.  In 1945, Vidkun Quisling, who had been installed as Premier of Norway after the country had been invaded and occupied by Germany, is arrested.  He would later be executed for treason.  In 1960, the US Food and Drug Administration approves the first oral contraceptive.  In 1970, between 75,000 and 100,000 Americans gather in front of the White House protesting the war in Vietnam.  In 1974, formal impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon for offenses stemming from a warrantless surveillance scheme begin in the House of Representatives.  In 2004, Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is assassinated during a World War II memorial parade.

 

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.

A Few Words About Executive Department Latitude

Spoiler alert: there is none.

NEITHER EXECUTIVE ORDERS nor executive agency latitude can authorize executive department behavior which is not pursuant to either a direct Constitutional authorization or to properly-enacted Congressional legislation. Congressional legislation, in turn, cannot lack or exceed a Constitutional delegation of authority, nor violate or conflict with any Constitutional prescription or proscription.

These limitations are without exception. They apply even regarding executive orders or department policies which are nominally confined solely to the internal activities of executive department personnel but which could or will have the effect (whether overtly intended or not) of influencing, or interacting in any way with, anyone else (as all will do, or be utterly and manifestly pointless).

This brings us to the subject of this discussion-- the "Disinformation Governance Board" put in place in the Department of Homeland Security some months ago and just recently announced to the rest of us, the obvious purpose of which is to create a means or an atmosphere by which expressions disfavored by the state can and will be discouraged, suppressed, censored and/or stigmatized. This "board" and its purposes are illegal.

TO BEGIN WITH, there is no Constitutional authorization for a "Disinformation Governance Board". Nor is there any Constitutional provision from which such an authority can be derived, even under the pretense of a presidential "national security" responsibility.

The only Constitutional provision relating to the president and the subject of security is that the president be commander-in-chief of the armed forces and active duty militias when called into the actual service of the United States (per the first clause of the second section of Article II). That's it.

SINCE THE CONSTITUTION lacks authorization for a "Disinformation Governance Board" (or the latitude to create one), that authority could only be found in a congressional enactment. And any congressional enactment must conform to the provisions of, for instance, the First Amendment...

Per that First Amendment, Congress can make no law abridging the freedom of speech. That means Congress can make no law by which an executive branch official can be authorized to abridge the freedom of speech-- even in the name of "national security" or for any other reason or rationale. The enactment of a vague, "do whatever is necessary to keep us safe" law does not change this limitation at all.

To "abridge" means to "reduce or lessen in duration, scope etc.; to diminish; curtail." Plainly, the labeling by the state of any speech as being "disinformation" is meant to abridge such speech, or will in any event have that effect, either by discouraging its dissemination or its consumption.

Plainly, an executive department initiative by which some speech will be labeled (or treated as) "disinformation" cannot be Constitutionally authorized by Congress. Plainly, authority for such an initiative cannot, therefore, be found in even the most vaguely-constructed or construed enactment.

ALL TOLD, THEN, the newly announced Department of Homeland Security "Disinformation Governance Board" is both unauthorized and irremediably violative of the Framer's intent as expressed in the First Amendment (as well as nauseatingly Orwellian, and as such, revealing of the depth of corruption festering within the current denizens of Washington).

It is also expressly illegal under 18 U.S.C. § 241, Conspiracy against rights:

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or

If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—

They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

...and 18 U.S.C. § 242, Deprivation of rights under color of law:

Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

This pernicious, despicable and law-defying fascistic artifact should be denounced as such from all quarters in the most strenuous and unforgiving terms possible.

Don't leave it to "the courts". They are unreliable and often slow to the point of uselessness. The law here is plain. No judicial opinion is needed, and none saying what the law plainly means would be respected by those who have instituted this obviously illegal "board".

No state agencies should cooperate with this illegal "board". No media outlet should echo or allow itself to be affected by its pronouncements, or be forgiven for doing so.

"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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Bring 'Em Out Alive

Now, more than ever, this argument needs to be widely aired.

SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO I first published a thoughtful and important analysis of the moral and legal issues involved in the subject of abortion. The analysis includes a practical solution to the political conundrum posed by the competing desires of some women to be spared bearing an unwelcome burden (albeit a burden arising, in the overwhelming majority of cases, from choices freely made by that woman) and the compelling, indeed, imperative interest of society to prohibit the taking of innocent life.

In all those seventeen years, during which I have pointed to the analysis whenever given a pretext, such as on each anniversary of Roe v. Wade, or when the issue of abortion has been in the news, there has been, to my knowledge, not a single comment shared, nor any links or discussion of the piece anywhere. This has been very frustrating for me, needless to say.

Nonetheless, I'm going to open myself up for more painful disregard and again urge everyone to read this argument now that the abortion issue is so thoroughly highlighted in the public discourse by the leak of what we will hope is indeed the impending decision of the Supreme Court on the issue. Please, everyone, read the argument.

I know that because it takes a nuanced, libertarian position in which heed is taken of the legal and moral interests of both mother and child, the argument will strike some as being confusing. Or, it will seem to some to be too complicated, or insufficiently aggressive in favor of one side or the other.

But as the current fulminations by pro-abortion activists in response to the leaked Supreme Court ruling demonstrate-- underscored by the fact that those currently infesting Washington are fully supportive of those fulminations and will do everything possible to encourage more of the same and worse, notwithstanding (and perhaps even welcoming) the resultant erosion of the rule of law-- a simple reversal by the Supreme Court of Roe is not going to settle the matter.

Battles are certain to erupt in many states (and some already have, in anticipation of the reversal). A truly comprehensive solution like mine is needed, now more than ever. Please study it, think about it, let it percolate. Please share it with others.

And please, comment on it! Do social media posts presenting it and discussing it, and share your comments with me as much as possible. I will be grateful for any and all efforts in this regard.

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(While we're on the subject of the abortion controversy, let me say that those rioting in opposition to the apparent intent of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, and whoever doxxed the justices of the court, should all be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with 18 U.S.C. § 1503, Injuring or influencing officer or juror generally:

(a) Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, endeavors to influence, intimidate, or impede any grand or petit juror, or officer in or of any court of the United States, or officer who may be serving at any examination or other proceeding before any United States magistrate judge or other committing magistrate, in the discharge of his duty, or injures any such grand or petit juror in his person or property on account of any verdict or indictment assented to by him, or on account of his being or having been such juror, or injures any such officer, magistrate judge, or other committing magistrate in his person or property on account of the performance of his official duties, or corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b). If the offense under this section occurs in connection with a trial of a criminal case, and the act in violation of this section involves the threat of physical force or physical force, the maximum term of imprisonment which may be imposed for the offense shall be the higher of that otherwise provided by law or the maximum term that could have been imposed for any offense charged in such case.

(b) The punishment for an offense under this section is—

(1) in the case of a killing, the punishment provided in sections 1111 and 1112;

(2) in the case of an attempted killing, or a case in which the offense was committed against a petit juror and in which a class A or B felony was charged, imprisonment for not more than 20 years, a fine under this title, or both; and

(3) in any other case, imprisonment for not more than 10 years, a fine under this title, or both.

...and/or 18 U.S.C. § 1507, Picketing or parading:

Whoever, with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer, in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer, or with such intent uses any sound-truck or similar device or resorts to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

...rather than given a pass. Indeed, we should already be learning of massive arrests under these provisions of law. Why aren't we?

Also, did you know that abortion is legal in Russia, even though Vladimir Putin is personally opposed? Apparently he's not quite the dictator that his Western detractors would like everyone to think...)

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Potpourri

Brief comments on selected subjects of interest.

EVERY COMMENTATOR needs to stop using the expression "the Biden administration" to label the author of the current basketful of bad policies afflicting America over the last two years+. If Joe Biden has been designated the author of everything against which opponents of the policies stand, then when he is gone (as he doubtless soon will be), those opposing the lunatic, destructive policies fastened upon us during his time will be disarmed, even though the policies will be unchanged.

Those bad policies are not Joe Biden's policies (however much he may approve them and be party to their imposition). The policies are those of all the people who have taken offices over the last two years (and more-- frankly, Donald Trump was abysmal at weeding out dangerous nominees, and appointed many, some of whom remain in office, and all of whom appointed subordinates of like bent mind who remain in their positions still).

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A GOOD SUMMARY of the backstory on the Russian military operation in Ukraine can be found here (and should be supplemented by a review of the material here, here and here). A useful report on the actual events in Ukraine during the course of the last couple of months by a journalist on the ground there (and recently taken prisoner by Ukrainian neo-Nazi forces but subsequently-- and surprisingly-- released) can be found here.

Another worthwhile post concerning the events in Ukraine can be found here.

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MAO ZEDONG RIGHTLY OBSERVED that political power flows out of the barrel of a gun. Conservative Americans have forgotten this, and are now being victimized as a result.

Conservatives, whose classical liberal mores and principles created the prosperity by which their political foes can afford to devote themselves to destructive activism, stand in paralysis as the civilization their ancestors built is conquered and displaced by that of better organized and less complacent "progressives" willing to use intimidatory violence in pursuit of political goals. Where once police stepped in and enforced the Constitutionally-promulgated law against those who eschewed lawful means of attempting to secure change-- an exercise of lawful violence to quell lawless violence-- law enforcement is now abandoned by elected officials beholden to the lawless, and stands down.

Perhaps it is time for conservative America to recognize its need to step into the breach, exercising the authority of "citizen's arrest"...

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IT IS AWKWARD TO SAY THIS (or to speak of the subject at all), but I wonder if the reason behind the assault on "whiteness" and the Western culture typically associated with that label which is so relentlessly promoted today might be that the astonishing accomplishments of the far-and-away predominantly white-populated cultures which arose in Western Europe during the Renaissance and went on to create the prosperous, long-lived, artistically-rich world in which billions live today and to which the other billions aspire make obvious the weaknesses of other cultures.

Perhaps those wishing to defend our uplifting and universally beneficial Western civilization should begin devoting themselves to comparing cultures and their products. People need to be reminded that while all cultures commit sins (and all have their virtues, as well), accomplishing great things-- especially great things of universal benefit to all humankind-- is managed only by a very few.

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GLENN GREENWALD INTERVIEWS fellow journalist Julie Kelly, who has done the best reporting on the events of January 6, 2021 and the corrupt narrative derived therefrom, in the very worthwhile video posted below. The false-flag 'Whitmer kidnapping plot', of the preceding year, the nature of which sheds helpful light on the truth about the subsequent contrivances at the Capitol is also covered.

Well worth the 63 minutes of your time.

Afterward, consider this question: What are YOU going to do when you are told on November 2nd that Democrats have retained control of both houses of Congress (even though you know that is impossible other than by fraud)? What IS your plan?

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FINALLY, I HAVE SOME recommended statutory language upon which every state legislature can and should build:

"Any act or practice which prompts, fosters, encourages or perpetuates the notion that a child is not fit or suited or proper to the biological sex with which he or she is born or the physical characteristics thereof, or which can reasonably be expected to prompt, foster, encourage or perpetuate such dysphoria, is child abuse."

It's way past time to put an end to this "trans-gender" madness by which so many young lives-- and our language, our respect for rationality and our ability to (at least publicly) distinguish reality from self-serving or outright delusional fancies-- are being destroyed.

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Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

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

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The Income Tax Law, In Seven Pages

Really.

HERE IS THE LAW, IN 7 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW THE SCHEME WORKS, IN 8 PAGES.

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

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

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

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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.

Click here for the rest of this article

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

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

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

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

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX IN DETAIL

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE RESOURCES

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

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

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

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

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Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word?

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

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

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

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The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

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

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

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

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

-Thomas Paine

 

OUTREACH!!!

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

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

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

-George Orwell

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

Is There Any Chance Of Restoring Our Lost Freedoms?

by George Leef

Sometimes I think about what America was like when my grandfather was young. In 1908, when he was 22, he started a business that, I’m happy to say, thrives to this day. He was the son of Swedish immigrants and started with nothing but some mechanical know-how and a good entrepreneurial idea.

Stories like his were very common in the America of a century ago. Millions of ambitious immigrants flooded into the US because its governmental system and culture were conducive to productivity and innovation. The people overwhelmingly expected to succeed or fail on their own efforts. Almost nobody thought he had a right to live at the expense of others, or had any right to dictate how others must act or what they must believe.

Moreover, the legal system protected Americans’ rights to life, liberty, and property. Theft was illegal. Acts of coercion were illegal. If someone wanted your money, he could only ask for it and had to take “no” for an answer. If someone wanted you to join a labor union, he could ask, but you were perfectly free to decline.

In those days, there were no officious bureaucrats dictating what people could and couldn’t do in their businesses. Taxes were low. At all levels, government consumed less than ten percent of the GDP. Therefore, nearly all of America’s resources of labor and materials were under the direction of the market’s profit and loss system. Profits signaled where more investment would pay off; losses quickly put an end to ill-conceived ventures.

And – crucially – government had almost no power to reward special interest groups. It did interfere with international trade to benefit domestic producers, but aside from that, government stuck closely to the precepts of laissez-faire.

The result was tremendous output of goods and services, along with innovation that propelled economic expansion at an accelerating pace. America was all about work, a point that Alexis de Tocqueville commented on in his book Democracy in America. Compared with his native France, where guilds and regulations and the high cost of government acted as a brake on the economy, in America he saw boundless energy.

Today’s America is a very different country than the one my grandfather knew. Governments absorb roughly half of the GDP. There are innumerable laws and regulations governing our lives – more than anyone could possibly read, much less understand. There are also legions of bureaucrats who are eager to fine and punish anyone who knowingly or unknowingly violates one of those laws or regulations. Governmental licenses are frequently required before an individual is allowed to go into business or a trade and official permission must often be sought before employing an innovation.

Today, government has ample power to reward special interest groups with subsidies or other favors, which are avidly sought.

Great numbers of people now hold jobs that entail no production of goods or services, but frequently obstruct such production by enforcing the laws and regulations that get in the way of efficiency and entrepreneurship. Those jobs often pay very well and are also avidly sought.

And instead of looking to their own efforts to solve problems, Americans now want government to step in. Pleading for government to raise your income or provide you with medical care or help you through college is now the default mode for most of the people. They don’t mind at all that what they demand can only come at the expense of others because they’ve been taught that whatever is done democratically is all right.

As a result of this great philosophical change, in America today we have a preponderance of Takers over Makers. The Takers consume the taxes paid by the Makers and many of them have jobs that give them power over others since they are paid to enforce the rapidly multiplying number of rules and regulations. Moreover, the Takers exhibit a sense of superiority over the Makers, based on their idea that it is more noble to work for “the public interest” than to work in the morally dubious world of profit-seeking enterprise.

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

IT'S ALWAYS HARD to face a review of America's descent into corruption and dystopia such as the one presented by George Leef in this essay. Our losses are almost heart-stopping when taken in sufficient concentration-- tears, at least, are invoked at the realization of the hard-won and always elusive freedom we have let slip away at an ever-accelerating pace over the last seventy or eighty years.

Perhaps that realization of loss, and its motivating potential, is one of the chief reasons why endless attention-grabbing distractions are so integral a part of the corruptors' game-plan. Were Americans left undisturbed to contemplate what has been, and continues to be, taken from us, we would surely jump out of the proverbial frog-pot and start laying down the law.

ANYWAY, LEEF DOES A GOOD JOB of summarizing much of what has gone wrong and offering some glimmers of hope for the future. As he points out, corrupt institutions are more and more widely recognized as such and are increasingly losing their grip on American hearts and minds. The facades erected in place of the solid societal and political structures upon which America once rested securely are ever more rickety and ready to collapse.

We simply need to push the hobgoblins du jour out of our minds get back to basics, as it were-- re-elevating liberty and the rule of law over what are made to seem dire issues of safety and security by those slowly conquering us over these last seven or eight decades. It won't be as hard as it may sound.

Think about it this way-- two years ago the world was turned on end in the name of "public health necessity" with an onslaught of completely unprecedented measures no one would have expected America to tolerate or survive if spelled out beforehand. To restore liberty and the rule of law we simply need to resume tried-and-true practices and arrangements known as "normal life" by our grandparents.

In fact, to make that restorative transformation all we need to do is one simple thing, acting entirely as individuals with no agreement from any institutional authority. That one simple thing will function as a catalyst, compelling the beneficial reorganization of our whole societal and political structure as a natural and inevitable process.

You can see a sketch of that process and its outcomes-- which, remember, we have already implemented in America, and maintained for better than half our time as a nation, so this is not pie-in-the-sky but a thoroughly proven thing-- in the presentation here. Read it, think about it, share it.

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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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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:

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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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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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 10- In 1768, John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article critical of King George III.  The arrest prompts a riot by his supporters.  In 1775, the Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia.  In 1801, the Barbary Pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America after newly-inaugurated President Thomas Jefferson decided to stop paying them the tribute they had been receiving from previous administrations.  In 1869, the Lincoln administration's transcontinental railroad is completed when the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroad lines meet in Promontory Summit, Utah.  The Union Pacific organization had built west from Council Bluffs, Iowa (a spot which was, at the time of selection, 150 miles from the nearest existing rail line, but which offered Lincoln personal political and financial benefits); Central had built east from Sacramento.  Both rail lines were heavily subsidized with land grants and were made subject to permanent significant federal control, as were a number of other smaller lines contracted to construct feeders from major terminal cities along the way.  In 1994, Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as president of South Africa after spending 27 years in prison for "crimes against the state", which included a campaign of sabotage against military and civilian government targets, and the making of plans for a guerilla war against the government.  In 2012, terrorists supported by the United States detonated two suicide car bombs outside government buildings in Damascus, Syria, killing 55 and injuring 400.  Some voices challenge that assignment of responsibility, claiming that the Assad regime carried out the bombings itself as a false-flag operation designed to justify the regime's past and future actions.  But everyone knows THAT kind of thing never happens, right?

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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:

May 11- In 1310, 54 members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake as heretics, having been tortured into confessions to this effect by on the orders of King Philip IV of France, who was deeply in debt to the order, and saw the charges as a way of eliminating this problem and allowing the seizure of Templar assets, to boot .  In 1858, Minnesota becomes the 32nd of the several states, and is admitted into the union as such.  In 1973, charges against Daniel Ellsberg for releasing "the Pentagon Papers", a 7,000-page top-secret United States government report about the history of the Government's internal planning and policy concerning the Vietnam War, are dismissed.

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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:

May 12- In 1780, Charleston, South Carolina is captured by the British army.  In 1862, Baton Rouge, Louisiana is captured by the Union army.  In 1941, the first fully-programmable, fully-automatic computer, the Z3, was introduced by inventor Konrad Zuse, in Berlin, Germany.  In 1965, the Soviet Union's 'Luna 5' spacecraft crash-lands on the Moon.  In 1967, Pink Floyd stages the first quadraphonic rock concert.

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The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

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

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

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

Set Your Church Free

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

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

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

Click here to take the test

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

May 13- In 1787, Captain Arthur Philip leaves Portsmouth, England with an 11-ship fleet carrying the first convicts bound for Australia.  In 1846, the United States declares war on Mexico.  In 1939, the first commercial FM radio station in America begins broadcasting (WDRC-FM in Bloomfield, Connecticut, originally designated W1XPW).  In 1967, Zakir Hussain becomes the first Muslim president of India.  In 1981, Mehmet Ali Agca attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II.  In 1989, students gathered in Tiananmen Square in Beijing begin a hunger strike.  In 1998, India conducts two nuclear weapons tests.  The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India in response.

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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:

May 14- In 1796, the world's first smallpox vaccination is administered.  In 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition sets off.  1948, Jewish residents in the British "Mandate of Palestine" (who comprised about one third of the total population at the time, and owned less than 15% of the land) reject a United Nations plan to divide the mandate into equal-sized Jewish and Palestinian states (with Jerusalem under international administration) and declare the independent state of Israel, one day before the formal expiration of the mandate.  In 1961 the "Freedom Riders" bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil-rights protestors are beaten by an angry mob.  In 1998, the final episode of 'Seinfeld' airs.

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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 15- In 1252, Pope Innocent IV authorizes the torture of accused heretics in order to secure confessions and information about others.  In 1776, the Virginia Convention declares the colony's independence from Great Britain, and instructs its delegation to the Continental Congress to propose a joint declaration on behalf of all of the American colonies.  In 1862, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture is created.  In 1911, the United States Supreme Court declares Standard Oil to be too successful and orders its breakup under the auspices of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.  In 1940, the first McDonald's restaurant opens.  In 1948, Egypt, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia attack the Jewish partisans who had just seized control of Palestine the day before the intended partitioning of that territory into equally-sized Jewish and Arab Palestinian states under a UN mandate intended to peacefully provide for a Jewish homeland.

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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.