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Current Events and Continuing Education for May 23, 2022

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In a classic "disinformation" campaign,

'2000 Mules' Is Attacked With Shameless Lies

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Col. Douglas Macgregor Shares Important Truths About Ukraine

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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 23- In 1568, the Netherlands declare their independence from Spain.  In 1788, South Carolina becomes the eighth of the several states to ratify the current United States Constitution.  In 1813, Simón Bolívar leads enters Mérida, Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador.  In 1934, Bonnie and Clyde Barrow are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana.  In 1934, the 'Battle of Toledo', a five-day clash between 1,300 Ohio National Guardsmen and 6,000 striking workers at the Electric Auto-Lite plant begins.  In 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is demolished, 34 days after being rocked by explosions on the anniversary of the Waco massacre.  In 2003, the Euro exceeds its initial trading value against the US Federal Reserve note for the first time since its introduction in 1999.

 

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

  

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'2000 Mules' Is Attacked With Shameless Lies

...in a classic "disinformation" campaign to which I offer a point-by-point response.

IT PAINS ME TO REPORT that the once-respectable Detroit News disgraced itself last week. In its Thursday, May 19 edition, the News devoted half of the first page of its 'Opinion' section to the very eye-catching beginning of an article entitled, "Could '2000 Mules' be wrong?", referring to the compelling and informative new documentary by Dinesh D'Souza which was released online a few weeks ago to very considerable interest and lots of viewings, and which began a round of theatrical screenings across the country this weekend (at one of which I watched the film for the second time yesterday afternoon).

As suggested by its title, the article, which goes on to occupy another third of a page a little further into the section, purports to be an objective inquiry/analysis of a number of key points made in the new film in which massive and outcome-skewing fraud in the 2020 election is decisively shown.

However, this "fact check" exercise is conducted by the Associated Press (AP) (under the byline of someone named Ali Swenson). As is to be expected from AP, which for many years has been a wholly-owned propaganda organ of what we'll call the "deep state" for the sake of simplicity, the piece is an exercise in blatant disinformation meant to suppress attention to the film and wider exposure of its remarkable revelations.

The News should not have stooped so low-- especially since people high in the food chain there with whom I am acquainted had been given the opportunity to watch '2000 Mules' for themselves, and so must be suspected of having run the false hit-piece knowing its true character.

Sadly, the News is not alone. This corruptly false attack by AP probably marred other papers across the country last Thursday, as well. Many one-time honorable newspapers have long-since abandoned in-house reporting in favor of the less-expensive pre-packaged sips of heavily-spun Kool-Aid churned out by the court stenographers at the wire service.

It falls to the rest of us to debunk the litter of disinformation thus so widely and deeply cluttering the cognitive landscape. I will endeavor to do so here with regard to the AP's lies about '2000 Mules' to which the Detroit News and others have let themselves become party.

I'LL START BY BRIEFLY INTRODUCING '2000 MULES'. This will be very much a quick sketch; many further details of the film's contents will come out in my fact checks of AP's bogus "fact checks" to follow.

'2000 Mules' is essentially an analysis of cell-phone tracking data and surveillance videos related to ballot drop boxes freshly installed in key urban areas of swing states as part of an "emergency" restructuring of voting procedures due to COVID-19. The data was captured during the last month or so prior to the election in 2020, and in Georgis up through the run-off elections for the open senate seats in early January of 2021.

The cell-phone tracking data, which included trillions of data points, identifies individual cell phones moving through the targeted areas to stop at dozens of ballot drop boxes all in a single trip, repeated on multiple days, and often in the wee hours of the morning. The video surveillance footage, from cameras mandated by law at each drop-box location, shows what was done at each of these stops-- which was the stuffing of handfuls of bogus ballots into each drop box, over and over, and the photographing of the ballot boxes as "proof of service" for purposes of getting paid.

All together, the data shows that at least 2000 individuals-- or a great many more when the selection criterion is liberalized from only those shown to have made dozens of daily sequential drop-box visits to those making somewhat fewer-- were paid players in an organized scheme to stuff hundreds of thousands of bogus ballots into drop-boxes in key urban areas of key swing states. The total number of these bogus ballots by even the most conservative calculation was more than enough to fraudulently change the outcome of the election in Biden's favor.

So, that should be enough to get us started; as said earlier, some details will emerge in my debunk of the AP propaganda piece below. The AP article is reproduced in its entirety; my remarks will be seen in bold throughout.

Could '2000 Mules' be wrong?

Ali Swenson, Associated Press, May 13, 2022 (updated May 18, 2022)

A film that debuted in over 270 theaters across the United States recently uses a flawed analysis of cellphone location data and ballot drop box surveillance footage to cast doubt on the results of the 2020 presidential election nearly 18 months after it ended.

Off to a great start-- no honest journalism would declare the film's analysis to be "flawed". You can say "questionable" or "disputed" or "controversial", but you can't legitimately use an expression which treats as a fact the assertion that the analysis presented in '2000 Mules' is invalid. But, of course, honesty has no place in this AP damage-control effort...

Praised by former President Donald Trump as exposing “great election fraud,” the movie, called “2000 Mules," paints an ominous picture suggesting Democrat-aligned ballot “mules” were supposedly paid to illegally collect and drop off ballots in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

But that's based on faulty assumptions, anonymous accounts and improper analysis of cellphone location data, which is not precise enough to confirm that somebody deposited a ballot into a drop box, according to experts.

The "anonymous accounts" referred-to here are those of participants in the scheme who were interviewed in the film with faces obscured and voices disguised for their own safety. This is hardly something over which the legitimacy of the film can b challenged (and all those accounts are simply supplemental to the hard data actually relied on as the meat of the presentation).

The statement about the precision of cell-phone tracking is a revealing deliberate "flawed analysis" by the AP propagandist. Tracking precision is plenty good enough to establish the arrival of the targeted phone at the drop box location, its pausing there for the requisite time, and then its moving off to the next such location (and the next, and the next, and so on).

The "deposited a ballot" thing is covered pretty well by the surveillance video showing just that. I wonder if the "experts" whose opinions are allegedly cited actually watched the film.

The movie was produced by conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza and uses research from the Texas-based nonprofit True the Vote, which has spent months lobbying states to use its findings to change voting laws. Neither responded to a request for comment.

Here’s a closer look at the facts.

CLAIM: At least 2,000 “mules” were paid to illegally collect ballots and deliver them to drop boxes in key swing states ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

THE FACTS: True the Vote didn’t prove this. The finding is based on false assumptions about the precision of cellphone tracking data and the reasons that someone might drop off multiple ballots, according to experts.

"Ballot harvesting” is a term for dropping off completed ballots for people besides yourself. The practice is legal in several states but largely illegal in the states True the Vote focused on, with some exceptions for family, household members and people with disabilities.

True the Vote has said it found some 2,000 ballot harvesters by purchasing $2 million worth of anonymized cellphone geolocation data — the “pings” that track a person’s location based on app activity — in various swing counties across five states. Then, by drawing a virtual boundary around a county’s ballot drop boxes and various unnamed nonprofits, it identified cellphones that repeatedly went near both ahead of the 2020 election.

If a cellphone went near a drop box more than 10 times and a nonprofit more than five times from Oct. 1 to Election Day, True the Vote assumed its owner was a “mule” — its name for someone engaged in an illegal ballot collection scheme in cahoots with a nonprofit.

No. The cellphone tracking criterion was not simply going "near a drop box more than 10 times and a nonprofit more than five times from Oct. 1 to Election Day", something which, as misrepresented in that way, could just capture someone who worked near a drop box location and ate lunch now and then near a non-profit.

The cellphone tracking criterion was going to multiple drop boxes, one after another in sequence, remaining at each long enough to stuff ballots, with stops along the way at Democrat aligned non-profits, over and over.

And the "ballot harvesting" mentioned above by AP is a misleading term (which D'Souza unfortunately uses too often in his film). "Ballot harvesting" implies the mere collection of legitimate ballots filled out properly and independently by valid voters, which are simply picked up and taken to a drop box or city clerk's office or mailbox by someone.

What was involved here, as thoroughly demonstrated in '2000 Mules', was actually the production of ballots which were then stuffed into drop boxes. If any "harvesting" was done, it was the interdiction of excess absentee ballots sent to university residence halls in the name of students no longer living in them, ballots in the names of incompetent nursing home residents, ballots arriving at apartment buildings in the names of every previous tenant of the last decade, and so forth, all of which were filled out to suit the purposes of the schemers.

The group’s claims of a paid ballot harvesting scheme are supported in the film only by one unidentified whistleblower said to be from San Luis, Arizona, who said she saw people picking up what she “assumed” to be payments for ballot collection. The film contains no evidence of such payments in other states in 2020.

Sure. Except we have millions of minutes of video surveillance of these folks doing the ballot stuffing and then photographing the ballot boxes involved like a Door-Dash driver is required to do in order to get paid, over and over (and at 3 AM, all just like everybody does, right?).

Plus, experts say cellphone location data, even at its most advanced, can only reliably track a smartphone within a few meters — not close enough to know whether someone actually dropped off a ballot or just walked or drove nearby.

“You could use cellular evidence to say this person was in that area, but to say they were at the ballot box, you’re stretching it a lot,” said Aaron Striegel, a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame. “There’s always a pretty healthy amount of uncertainty that comes with this.”

What’s more, ballot drop boxes are often intentionally placed in busy areas, such as college campuses, libraries, government buildings and apartment complexes — increasing the likelihood that innocent citizens got caught in the group’s dragnet, Striegel said.

Similarly, there are plenty of legitimate reasons why someone might be visiting both a nonprofit’s office and one of those busy areas.

Delivery drivers, postal workers, cab drivers, poll workers and elected officials all have legitimate reasons to cross paths with numerous drop boxes or nonprofits in a given day. True the Vote has said it filtered out people whose “pattern of life” before the election season included frequenting nonprofit and drop box locations. But that strategy wouldn't filter out election workers who spend more time at drop boxes during the election season, cab drivers whose daily paths don't follow a pattern, or people whose routines recently changed.

Again, the cellphone tracking criterion was not simply going "near a drop box more than 10 times and a nonprofit more than five times from Oct. 1 to Election Day", something which, as misrepresented in that way, could just capture someone who worked near a drop box location and ate lunch now and then near a non-profit.

The cellphone tracking criterion was going to multiple drop boxes, one after another in sequence, remaining at each long enough to stuff ballots, with stops along the way at Democrat aligned non-profits, over and over.

In some states, in an attempt to bolster its claims, True the Vote also highlighted drop box surveillance footage that showed voters depositing multiple ballots into the boxes. However, there was no way to tell whether those voters were the same people as the ones whose cellphones were anonymously tracked.

Of course there "is a way"-- the video surveillance is time-stamped, as is the cell-phone tracking data showing when a given tracked phone was at the drop-box.

A video of a voter dropping off a stack of ballots at a drop box is not itself proof of any wrongdoing, since most states have legal exceptions that let people drop off ballots on behalf of family members and household members.

For example, Larry Campbell, a voter in Michigan who was not featured in the film, told The Associated Press he legally dropped off six ballots in a local drop box in 2020 — one for himself, his wife, and his four adult children. And in Georgia, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office investigated one of the surveillance videos circulated by True the Vote and said it found the man was dropping off ballots for himself and his family.

So, did Larry Campbell and the unnamed Georgian then proceed to drop off more ballots for themselves and their families in another drop box ten minutes later, and then another, and then another, and then another, etc.? To include this irrelevant nonsense in the piece as though it stands against the revelations of '2000 Mules' unmistakably emphasizes that the whole AP exercise is mendacious spin.

CLAIM: In Philadelphia alone, True the Vote identified 1,155 “mules” who illegally collected and dropped off ballots for money.

THE FACTS: No, it didn’t. The group hasn’t offered any evidence of any sort of paid ballot harvesting scheme in Philadelphia. And True the Vote did not get surveillance footage of drop boxes in Philadelphia, so the group based this claim solely on cellphone location data, its researcher Gregg Phillips said in March in testimony to Pennsylvania state senators.

If True the Vote didn't get video surveillance footage from Philadelphia, it suggest the people running things in that city didn't abide by the law requiring the cameras, for some reason... But when footage DOES show what is being done by the folks going to multiple drop-boxes in the exact same manner elsewhere as is shown in Philadelphia by the cell-phone data, it's not much of a stretch to conclude that the Philadelphians are doing the same thing at their drop boxes.

Further, of course, there is no other rational explanation for one person stopping at multiple drop boxes in sequence in a single trip even once, much less doing it again and again, day after day. These AP efforts are ludicrous.

[NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRINT EDITION ARTICLE BUT ADDED TO THE CURRENT ONLINE VERSION: Pennsylvania state Sen. Sharif Street, who was there for the group’s testimony in March, told the AP he was confident he was counted as several of the group’s 1,155 anonymous “mules,” even though he didn’t deposit anything into a drop box in that time period.

Street said he based his assessment on the fact that he carries a cellphone, a watch with a cellular connection, a tablet with a cellular connection and a mobile hotspot — four devices whose locations can be tracked by private companies. He also said he typically travels with a staffer who carries two devices, bringing the total on his person to six.

During the 2020 election season, Street said, he brought those devices on trips to nonprofit offices and drop box rallies. He also drove by one drop box up to seven or eight times a day when traveling between his two political offices.

“I did no ballot stuffing, but over the course of time, I literally probably account for hundreds and hundreds of their unique visits, even though I’m a single actor in a single vehicle moving back and forth in my ordinary course of business,” Street said.]

I guess I'll just be repeating this one a lot: Going to or near a drop box was not something counted in the '2000 Mules' analysis. It was only going to (and stopping at) dozens of drop boxes, one after another, in a single trip that was counted. Ali Swenson knows this (assuming she watched '2000 Mules', as she suggests she did), and so the inclusion of these paragraphs-- like the inclusion of similar irrelevancies throughout her "analysis"-- is just more evidence of the insincere, propagandistic nature of this article.

City election commission spokesman Nick Custodio said the allegations matched others that had been debunked or disproven after the 2020 election.

“The Trump campaign and others filed an unprecedented litany of cases challenging Philadelphia’s election with dubious and unsubstantiated allegations of fraud, all of which were quickly and resoundingly rejected by both state and federal courts,” Custodio said.

This is classic. Yes, the Trump campaign and other filed a bunch of hastily-written cases based on generally unsubstantiated allegations of fraud (in many cases because the windows in which to file those cases were narrow and figuring out what took place and accumulating evidence to prove it takes time). BUT NOW THOSE ALLEGATIONS ARE SUBSTANIATED.

CLAIM: Some of the “mules” True the Vote identified in Georgia were also geolocated at violent antifa riots in Atlanta in the summer of 2020, showing they were violent far left actors.

THE FACTS: Setting aside the fact that the film doesn't prove these individuals were collecting ballots at all, it also can't prove their political affiliations.

The anonymized data True the Vote tracked doesn't explain why someone might have been present at a protest demanding justice for Black deaths at the hands of police officers. The individuals who were tracked there could have been violent rioters, but they also could have been peaceful protesters, police or firefighters responding to the protests, or business owners in the area.

Setting aside the fact that the film DOES prove these individuals were collecting ballots and stuffing them, as discussed above, it is true that it can't prove their political affiliations. But the film's case doesn't even remotely rest on doing so. Pointing out the appearance of these same folks at the riots is just a matter of upsizing the already fully-satisfying meal offered by what IS proven in the film, with some strongly suggestive circumstantial evidence which IS interesting, even if just coincidental.

CLAIM: Alleged ballot harvesters were captured on surveillance video wearing gloves because they didn’t want to leave their fingerprints on the ballots.

THE FACTS: This is pure speculation. It ignores far more likely reasons for glove-wearing in the fall and winter of 2020 — cold weather or COVID-19.

Sure-- so if you're going to go with that argument then explain why these gloves were stripped off as soon as the ballots had been stuffed-- that is, immediately after, as in seconds later-- even though the air remained cold and purportedly plague-ridden...

True the Vote's researcher claimed in the movie that voters in Georgia started wearing gloves to prevent their fingerprints from touching ballot envelopes after two women in Yuma, Arizona, were indicted on Dec. 23, 2020 for alleged ballot harvesting in that state’s primary election. But the Arizona indictment didn’t mention anything about fingerprints.

Indictments often don't recite the evidence on which an accusation is based. But the perps could have learned that fingerprints were a factor, and their co-conspirators in Georgia could have heard this from them at the speed of text messaging.

Voting in Georgia’s Jan. 5, 2021, Senate runoff election occurred during some of the coldest weeks of the year in the state, and when COVID-19 was surging.

In fact, the AP in 2020 documented multiple examples of COVID-cautious voters wearing latex gloves and other personal protective equipment to vote.

In a similarly speculative allegation, the film claims its supposed “mules” took photographs of ballots before they dropped them into drop boxes in order to get paid. But across the U.S., voters frequently take photos of their ballot envelopes before submitting them.

Again, if you're going to go with that argument then explain why these gloves were stripped off as soon as the ballots had been stuffed-- that is, immediately after, as in seconds later-- even though the air remained cold and purportedly plague-ridden... And whatever legitimate voters might do in the way of photographing their ballot envelopes is irrelevant, because the mules were taking pictures of the drop-boxes and the stuffing process, not the ballots themselves.

CLAIM: If it weren't for this ballot collection scheme, former President Donald Trump would have had enough votes to win the 2020 election.

THE FACTS: This alleged scheme has not been proven, nor do these researchers have any way of knowing whether any ballots that were collected contained votes for Trump or for Biden.

Actually, the "alleged scheme" IS being proven here, and to suggest that the invalid, illegal ballot could have been on Donald Trump's behalf, rather than Joe Biden's, is risible.

There's no evidence a massive ballot harvesting scheme dumped a large amount of votes for one candidate into drop boxes, and if there were, it would likely be caught quickly, according to Derek Muller, a law professor at the University of Iowa.

“Once you get just a few people involved, people start to reveal the scheme because it unravels pretty quickly," he said.

Again, there IS evidence, and '2000 Mules' delivers it-- a ton of it. And people don't necessarily reveal the scheme, especially when they have been convinced that they are engaging in it for desperately important and completely righteous reasons, and when they are supported and given cover in the scheme by a monolithic mainstream media machine.

Absentee ballots are also verified by signature and tracked closely, often with an option for voters themselves to see where their ballot is at any given time. That process safeguards against anyone who tries to illegally cast extra ballots, according to Barry Burden, a University of Wisconsin-Madison political science professor and the director of the Elections Research Project.

Actually, one of the distinguishing characteristics of the 2020 election was that signature verification requirements were abandoned for absentee ballots. See, for instance, this court ruling on Michigan's no-verification protocol.

“It seems impossible in that system for a nefarious actor to dump lots of ballots that were never requested by voters and were never issued by election officials,” Burden said.

This closer to the AP propaganda is amusing considering that another unique characteristic of the 2020 election was vast numbers of ballot applications being sent out without requests having been made for them, providing plenty of opportunity for the schemers to manipulate the process (see some discussion of the possible dynamic here). And let's not overlook the strawman element of this last little chunk of AP's noxious offering: While it may well have happened, nothing in the presentation in '2000 Mules' rests on the proposition that wholly fake ballots-- that is, ballots not printed by election officials-- were a meaningful factor in what took place (although a reference in passing to the possibility of schemer-printed fake ballots is made at one point in the film, by an election integrity expert speaking of things he has seen done in the past).

This is part of AP’s effort to address widely shared misinformation, including work with outside companies and organizations to add factual context to misleading content that is circulating online.

This little "explanatory" note which follows AP's disinformation package seems meant to answer an obvious question: "So, how is it an AP responsibility-- or even legitimate interest-- to "analyze" and "correct" the content of a documentary?"

The fact is, '2000 Mules' is POWERFUL evidence of the coup that took place from November 2020 through January, 2021, and which its perpetrators have been furiously attempting to consolidate ever since. To the people for whom AP works (and sadly, for whom once good folks like those at the Detroit News and many other papers have begun to carry water), this documentary is a stake poised over the vampire's breast, which they are desperate to deflect.

'2000 Mules' needs to be seen by every American. I hope you all will help see that happen.

Maybe my response to the effort by the bad guys to discourage that widespread viewing needs to be widely seen, too, in order to help got the film the airing it needs. You can share it using this link.

Btw, on a related note: Are You Counting On The 2022 Elections To Set Things Right? Don't Be Naive.

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Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

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The Income Tax Law, In Seven Pages

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HERE IS THE LAW, IN 7 PAGES.

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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."

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Regarding Trolleries

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

 

 

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

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

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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)

Col. Douglas Macgregor Shares Important Truths About Events In Ukraine

Click here to read the rest of this article

...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 VERY GOOD to have an adult like Douglas Macgregor "in the room" as it were. There aren't many others (adults) to be found in the national conversation on matters of such moment as our current provocations and assaults on Russia-- an evil of aggression as well as lunacy from a standpoint of proper concern for American national security and general well-being. (See more on all that here, here and here.)

The video of Macgregor, above, should be widely shared. Only when sober and credible voices such as his are heard by millions of Americans will thee be any hope of a real halt to the current madness, since it is a madness with its grip on both leading Republican political figures just as much as on Democrats. Even a change in control of congress in November won't end this (if such a change occurs at all-- see this and this).

ON A LARGER SCALE, of course, we need to broadly restore liberty and the rule of law overall. To accomplish this 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.

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

Use the permalink address below to post on social media. Or use the "e-mail this article" link to send it to someone else by that method.

CARE TO COMMENT on this article (which is permalinked at this address)? Click here.

Set a brushfire-- E-mail this article to a friend

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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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�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.�

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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:

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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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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See Prior Editions In Their Entirety:

Newsletter Archives

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Get All Newsletters As They Are Published:

Newsletter Delivery Options

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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:

May 24- In 1798, a popular rebellion against the British puppet "Kingdom of Ireland", inspired by the American Revolution and supported by Protestants and Catholics alike, begins.  In 1830, the B & O Railroad, the first revenue-generating federally-subsidized railroad, began service.  In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge opens to traffic after 14 years of construction.  In 2000, Israeli troops begin leaving Southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.  In 2001, the Democrats regain control of the Senate for the the first time since 1994 when James Jeffords becomes an independent.

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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 25- In 1787, the convention called to revise the Articles of Confederation-- primarily by authorizing the federal creation to claim a piece of the action when its property, powers and privileges were profitably exploited (duties, excises and tariffs), to impose apportioned taxes on the states, and to regulate the commerce of state governments with each other, with foreign nations and with the Indian tribes-- begins.  In 1837, Quebec revolts against British rule.  In 1961, John F. Kennedy proposes landing an American on the moon before the end of the decade.  In 1977, 'Star Wars', the first installment in a wildly-popular six-part story of rebellion against an arrogant imperialist Leviathan, is released.  In 2012, SpaceX's 'Dragon' becomes the first private spacecraft to reach the International Space Station.  In 2018, political prisoner Doreen Hendrickson, suffering her second prison imprisonment for refusing to swear to belief in the truth of government-serving false statements on orders of a federal court at the request of the Department of Justice (sic), is released.  In 2020, a man named George Floyd dies while in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd had several times a toxic dose of fentanyl in his system, and chronic heart problems as well, but his death, which came after he resisted arrest and was restrained on the ground pending the arrival of EMS (at his own request), was ascribed to the restraining officer(s). Riots erupted across American in response, under the leadership of members of the Democrat Party and an organization called 'Black Lives Matter'.

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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 26- In 1868, President Andrew Johnson escapes impeachment for allegedly disregarding a Congressional enactment (the Tenure of Office Act) by a single vote.  In 1879, the invading British military gained control of Afghanistan, formalized under the Treaty of Gandamak.  In 1896, Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia, begins his reign.  In 1927, Ford ceases production of the Model T.  In 2004, the New York Time publicly admits to contributing to Bush administration lies about Iraq being in possession of "weapons of mass destruction".

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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:

May 27- In 1933, the Federal Securities Act, requiring securities sold in interstate (state-to-state) commerce to be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is enacted.  In 1935, the United States Supreme Court unanimously declares the "New Deal" "National Industrial Recovery Act" unconstitutional.  In 1997, the same court rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment suit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office.

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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 28- In 1503, James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor of England are married and a "Treaty of Everlasting Peace" between the two countries is executed.  The peace lasts ten years.  In 1774, the first American Continental Congress convenes.  In 1930, the Chrysler Building-- then the tallest in the world-- opens in New York City.  In 1934, the first quintuplets who will go on to survive infancy are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne.  In 1952, the right of women to vote is recognized in Greece.  In 1964, the Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.  In 1996, Hillary Clinton's "Whitewater" business partners-- James and Susan McDougall and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker-- are convicted of fraud.  In 2012, the rampant infection of Iranian computers with the joint Israeli-US malware cyberweapon 'Flame' was announced.

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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 29-  In 1660, after the death of Cromwell, the English monarchy is restored with the enthronement of Charles II.  In 1736, Patrick Henry is born.  In 1790, Rhode Island becomes the 13th of the several states to ratify the current United States Constitution.  In 1848, Wisconsin is admitted to the union as the 30th of the several states.  In 1913, Stravinski's 'Le Sacre du Printemps' premiers in Paris and provokes a riot.  In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the summit of Mt. Everest.  In 1954, the first "Bilderberg Conference" begins.

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Last Word

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

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution

 

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About The Author

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

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

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

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

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

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

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