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Current Events and Continuing Education for August 29, 2022

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A Legislative Agenda For The Protection Of America's Kids And Culture

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A few comments on crickets, lesser meal worms, and the like, along with some great...

Pictures Worth A Thousand Words

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Mike Pompeo and CIA Sued for Illegal Surveillance of Assange's Visitors

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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:

August 29- In 1786, "Shay's Rebellion" a Massachusetts tax-revolt, begins.  In 1949, the Soviet Union conducts its first atomic bomb test.  In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastates New Orleans and much of the surrounding area.  In 2007, 6 nuclear-warhead-equipped cruise missiles disappear without authorization or security from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota.  They are found 36 hours later in Louisiana.

 

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

  

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"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams

HEY, People!

Please don't just read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or approvingly and then move on to other things. I don't post in order to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with perspectives and arguments with which to educate others, and in the expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things, especially in recognition of the fact that my posts are heavily suppressed. They will NOT get out if you don't get them out.

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A Legislative Agenda For The Protection Of Our Children And Our Culture

...from grotesque medical and judicial malpractice, and from a dangerously arrogant technocratic governmental apparatus.

I WAS SHOCKED AND DISMAYED the other day... I saw a report that a three-judge panel of the 8th federal Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of Arkansas's 2021 ban on the mutilation of children with the chemical and surgical destruction of perfectly healthy body parts and functions under the influence of so-called "trans health care" madness issued by a federal district court judge in a suit against the ban brought by the ACLU.

The ban was enacted with a super-majority of the Arkansas legislature-- the gold-standard of the people's expression of their sovereign will-- but is thwarted (for the moment, and for so long as the people of Arkansas are willing to let their sovereignty hinge on approval by judges appointed for life by those with their own political agenda and who reside 1500 miles away). The judicial reasoning for the interference by these arrogant judges, as reported by Jurist.org, is that the Arkansas act,

"prohibits medical treatment that conforms with 'the recognized standard of care for adolescent gender dysphoria,' that such treatment 'is supported by medical evidence that has been subject to rigorous study,' and that the purpose of the Act is 'not to ban a treatment [but] to ban an outcome that the State deems undesirable.'"

LET'S START BY OBSERVING THAT "ban[ning] an outcome[s] that the State deems undesirable" is the very point of a state's police power. Any judge that doesn't understand this-- and the federalism that leaves such matters solely in the hands of the individual states-- should be removed from the bench. It may be little known in this ill-educated day and age, but the notion of federal veto power over state legislation was proposed in the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and was defeated.

The Fourteenth Amendment, often cited as a justification for federal interference in state sovereignty of the sort to which Arkansas is now being subjected, merely obliges states to apply their laws even-handedly, employ due process before depriving anyone of life, liberty or property, and (perhaps redundantly) respect the "privileges and immunities" of citizens of the United States. Nothing in these provisions can reasonably be construed to thwart a state's authority to prohibit the mutilation of children, as long as the mutilation of ALL children is prohibited, not just the mutilation of Asian children, for example, or just the mutilation of left-handed children.

Almost amusingly, the once-respectable, now clownish ACLU, recognizing the problem for judicial interference outlined above, tries to spin its way out by turning the inconvenient truth sideways and applying a ridiculous tautology. The Union argues that because the "treatments" involved are related to "gender transition", the Arkansas law targets only "transgender patients" (while risibly suggesting that "transgender patients" are a distinct and protected class of individuals), and therefore:

"discriminates on the basis of sex and transgender status by prohibiting certain medical treatments only for transgender patients and only when the care is 'related to gender transition.'"

But the Arkansas law does no such thing. As suggested above, the Arkansas act prohibits the "treatments" involved from being inflicted upon anyone below the age of 18:

(a) A physician or other healthcare professional shall not provide gender transition procedures to any individual under eighteen (18) years of age.

(b) A physician, or other healthcare professional shall not refer any individual under eighteen (18) years of age to any healthcare professional for gender transition procedures.

Pages and pages are devoted to defining and explaining "gender transition procedures", so as to leave no doubt as to what is prohibited, but "any individual under eighteen (18) years of age" stands on its own and means just what it says.

PAST THE FEDERALISM PROBLEM (which is enough by itself to invalidate this judicial interference in Arkansas's exercise of its People's will) let's look at these prohibited "treatments" which the court (and the ACLU) choose to describe as "medical" (in an effort to stigmatize the Arkansas act as though it equates to a prohibition of chemotherapy for cancer patients).

Cutting off (or chemically destroying) perfectly healthy and functional body parts, such as "top surgery" where the healthy breasts of (in cases relevant to this issue) adolescent girls are lopped off, or "bottom surgery" in which existing, healthy primary sex organs (penises and vaginas) are cut off (usually followed by grotesque and inevitably futile attempts to recreate in their place the organs of the opposite sex) are not "medical treatments". Nor is the chemical neutering of children by way of puberty blockers and massive doses of opposite-sex hormones.

Instead, these are evil acts inflicted, for lots of money, upon pathetic victims who are obviously not of sound mind-- often due in part to the encouragement of delusions, confusions, and deeply-harmful self-loathing by the very parties profiting from the procedures-- and who are, in any event, below the age at which they are legally and mentally capable of informed consent.

THEN THERE'S THE REFERENCE in the interfering judge's ruling to "the recognized standard of care for adolescent gender dysphoria". This effort to elevate technocracy to sovereign status is especially pernicious and obnoxious.

Some healthcare administration bureaucrat's (or bureaucracy's) views of what is appropriate care for what he or it imagines to be a "medical condition"-- or those of some "professional organization"-- in no way mandates the acceptance of such views or practices by the people of Arkansas, any more than the practice of abortion in California-- or its enthusiastic employment or endorsement by the "Abortion Providers of America" (or whatever such folks might call themselves collectively)-- can be labeled the "standard of care" for unhappily-pregnant women and therefore imposed in other places.

As much as the "progressive' mindset would like to have it otherwise, in America neither the People nor their state agents are subordinate to the views of professional organizations, such as the American Psychiatric Association or WPATH. The People and their state agents aren't even subordinate to their own in-state medical communities (something starkly illustrated by the widespread disregard-- and even suppression-- of the views of vast numbers of their resident medical professionals concerning COVID-19 by the governments of many states during 2020 and 2021).

"Standard of care" is entirely irrelevant to any proper judicial consideration of Arkansas's enactment.

Furthermore, the very term "care" is being promiscuously abused in this ruling. After all, rather than make any effort to explain to the deluded child seeking "care" that he or she is just having a not-so-unusually-confusing transition to adulthood which will all resolve itself in due course, the "providers" turn straight to assuring the victim that he or she is-- as though by dark magic-- bizarrely trapped in the wrong body, and that drastic sausage-factory chemical consumption and slice and dice surgeries can actually make him or her into a member of the opposite sex (or at least something other than the natural sex to which they have been steered into finding uncomfortable).

This behavior is hardly an administration of "care". It is, instead, service to trans-enthusiast agenda, an effort by the "providers" to affirm their own prior bad choices by producing another apologist for those choices, or a simple satisfaction of a financial interest.

FINALLY, THERE IS THE PROBLEM in the ruling by the courts with the very use of the term "medical". There is no medical issue involved with "gender dysphoria", even if it is accepted for purposes of argument as a real distress (rather than a corruptly and maliciously-- or at best, recklessly-- instilled and nurtured anxiety, delusion and fixation).

Under its own terms, "gender dysphoria" is a mental disease. It's not, after all, the cause (or product) of rashes, joint pain, lumps, organ compromise or failure, or any other physical dysfunction. It is, rather-- on its own terms-- all in the victim's head.

In short, "gender dysphoria" is not a medical condition, calling for medical care. It is a mental condition, calling for therapy, perhaps psychological, or perhaps spiritual or philosophical, designed to heal the deluded notion that the body into which one is born is somehow not the right one.

Treating "gender dysphoria" as a medical condition requiring medical intervention-- especially radical, irreversible chemical and surgical intervention-- is as inappropriate as treating protracted grief or anxiety with a lobotomy. What's the saying? The operation was a success, but the patient died...

With "trans-genderism", the operation cannot succeed-- men can never become women, nor women, men (and mentally-healthy members of either sex have no interest in such transformation even if it were possible). As shown by the insane and corrupt judicial rulings by the federal district court and now even a panel of a federal appellate court in the ACLU's suit against Arkansas, trying to pretend otherwise is killing respect for objective truths and the most rudimentary medical and scientific principles and observable facts, and hence, the culture that nourishes and protects us all.

I'M GOING TO CLOSE THIS SEGMENT with a few words about the Arkansas law prohibiting the "trans-gender" mutilations of kids. It's a good law, but I have a few constructive comments that I think might help other states when enacting their own versions of the same.

My first comment is that while once it gets to the statements of prohibition the act is very nicely straightforward and simple, there is too much explanation and apologia beforehand. No legislature needs to justify prohibition of the chemical or surgical destruction of healthy and functional body parts of minor children, even when others may be all enthused to do such heinous things.

It is not, in other words, necessary to expressly ban (and hence, oblige oneself to define at great length) "gender transition procedures". Indeed, just using such labels is way too accommodating of the lunacy being prohibited.

It should be enough to criminalize the administration of function-destroying chemical or surgical procedures to physically-healthy children, period, whether for purported "gender dysphoria relief" or any other purpose.

After all, for what other purpose are such things done? It says a lot that none can be named (except as will be tellingly seen in the "ONE LAST THING" portion below).

Second, I recommend cold-eyed clarity in any statement of purpose or "sense of the legislature" serving as a preamble to the legislation. For instance,

WHEREAS SO-CALLED "GENDER DYSPHORIA" is an induced distress resulting from parental and/or professional misconduct by which minor children become afflicted with severe confusion and anxiety over their natural and immutable biological sex...

...going on to criminalize function-destroying chemical or surgical procedures administered to physically-healthy minor children in the pursuit of "gender dysphoria" relief or for any reason whatever; prohibit the use of state funds for any such procedure, etc.; and impose criminal sanctions upon anyone found to have encouraged "gender dysphoria" in any child by any means or method-- including the use of biologically inappropriate pronouns or names, even at the request of the supposedly gender dysphoric child.

The "trans" agenda, and the political and social dynamic to which it gives rise, brings to my mind nothing so much as William Golding's horrifying cautionary tale, 'Lord of the Flies', with some notes of Orwell, Huxley and Kafka blended in. Our children and their children need to be spared this insanity and its evil effects, and it falls to us to strangle this serpent before it becomes too big to handle.

ONE LAST THING: Arkansas attorney general Leslie Rutledge has said that she will take the rulings in the ACLU lawsuit to the full 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and good for her. I wish her well in that endeavor.

I also recommend to her the study of American law and jurisprudence regarding female genital mutilation for some authorities that will be helpful in formulating her arguments.

Here is an excerpt from the Wkipedia article on the subject which shows how and why that study will likely be productive:

In 1996 the Federal Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act made it illegal to perform FGM on minors for non-medical reasons, and in 2013 the Transport for Female Genital Mutilation Act prohibited transporting a minor out of the country for the purpose of FGM. The first FGM conviction in the US was in 2006, when Khalid Adem, who had emigrated from Ethiopia, was sentenced to ten years for aggravated battery and cruelty to children after severing his two-year-old daughter's clitoris with a pair of scissors. A federal judge ruled in 2018 that the 1996 Act was unconstitutional, arguing that FGM is a "local criminal activity" that should be regulated by states. Twenty-four states had legislation banning FGM as of 2016, and in 2021 the STOP FGM Act of 2020 was signed into federal law.

I ask anyone reading this who might have Ms. Rutledge's ear to please forward this article to her attention asap. The permalink is here.

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I WANT TO TOUCH BRIEFLY on one other item in the news and in the vein of legislative action items on behalf of our American kids and our American culture. Last week, Uvalde School District Chief of Police Pete Arredondo was fired by the school board. This was followed by a well-publicized demonstration in which bereaved parents and others expressed their grief and called for various legal and political acts imagined to be silver bullets to the evils of (often) fatherless-reared and (often) prescription-drug addled and (often) morally-relativist taught, spiritually-adrift and suicidal young men.

The issue of silver bullets is one for another time. Today I want to observe that not one but three great crimes took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24th, 2022.

THE FIRST OF THE THREE CRIMES at Robb Elementary was the murder of 19 children and two adults in that school. The second was the 77-minute stand-down by the small army of heavily-armed police, metaphorically picking their noses while that first crime slowly and methodically took place just feet away from them and the muzzles of their many weapons.

The third crime, and in my mind very possibly the most heinous of all, was the obstruction by police outside the school of parents trying to rush into the building and protect their children.

Of course, the deaths of the kids is terrible. But their suffering was over relatively quickly.

The suffering of those parents who were forced to stand outside, listening to those gunshots, and thwarted from their attempts to race inside and swarm the killer, caution properly thrown to the winds, will be forever, and twice as bad for the helplessness imposed upon them as for the loss of their child, which latter pain would be so much the less had they been able to make that effort, even unsuccessfully.

How cruel a thing to be visited upon them, and all for the sake of a baseless and unprincipled view that in such situations Americans should and must just leave everything to the authorities (which is another expression of a technocratic mindset taking hold in this formerly greater country)!

Might some have died in such an attempt? Of course.

But what of it? We speak of grown-ups. It's their call. Full stop.

Those out of diapers will remember the cry, "Let's roll!" made famous not that long ago, the understood impulse behind which-- however apocryphal the story might be-- was refreshingly held up throughout the country as the epitome of American virtue in the face of peril and poor odds. It's pretty disturbing to see that good and powerful impulse now made the target of state suppression.

And after all, it can't be argued that parents rushing in to Robb Elementary to destroy the shooter and save their children would have disrupted or hampered any virtuous unfolding "first responder" remedy...

I HAVE SPOKEN of this crime before (and in regard to many of the "silver bullet" measures spoken of in the demonstration in Uvalde last week), as can be seen here-- read that whole article, especially including the Second Amendment material. It's worth your time.

Today, though, I want to go a bit further than merely condemning the ugly behavior of the police during that terrible shooting spree. Today I want to offer a possible legislative solution that should prevent such heinous crimes in the future (while at the same time reminding Americans of the actual relationship between citizens and the state).

Here is the proposed text of enactments that can and should be made in every state and by the United States, as well:

IT SHALL BE A FELONY for any person, acting in either a public or private capacity, and regardless of any office held, to obstruct or hinder the rendering of aid by any other person to a third party facing an active, immediate threat to life or limb. Violators shall be deemed guilty of the crime of violence corresponding to their obstruction or hindrance (i.e., assault, assault and battery, murder, etc.) or to the preventable harm suffered by the endangered person whose aid is obstructed or hindered, whichever is greater.

No behavior or action in any effort to overcome the hindrance or obstruction criminalized by this act shall be subject to punishment, but nothing in this act shall be construed so as to mitigate or diminish individual civil or criminal responsibility for all acts taken by the one rendering aid in the course of so doing.

Copy YOUR legislators. Find the permalink to this article here.

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ONE FINAL NOTE in the area of the various current assaults on American law, political principles and culture-- a gripe, really: Many commentators-- even many of whom I am very fond and for whom I have considerable respect-- have fallen into a rhetorical habit I think is counter-productive and wrong-headed, to whatever degree it is consciously done.

I speak of references by such folks to this news item or that as "terrifying" or "fearsome", or the like. For instance, I have heard it said many times that we should all be terrified at the prospect of "87,000 new IRS agents, or at the behavior of the FBI (and DoJ) over the last 18 months under the pretense of punishing so-called "insurrectionists", or in other abusive, plainly-political conduct such as the slow murder of Julian Assange or the recent raid on Mar-a-Lago, or other facially-abusive and law-defying acts.

NO, MY FRIENDS, "terrifying" is NOT the right word. "Outrageous" is the better one.

No American should be fearful of abusive behavior of government agencies (or of Congress). Rather, every American should be angry at abusive behavior of government agencies or of Congress.

Think about it, and then check your attitude. Help errant pundits do the same.

And learn from the Democrats who have been doing everything possible to discourage attention to the "irregularities" of the 2020 election by a sustained, vigorous Mau-Mauing of every non-squish Republican against whom they can contrive any sort of pretext: The best defense is a strong offense, and that applies to security from corruption in government just as much as it does to anything else.

"Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked."

-Proverbs 25:26

 

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow

 

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do."

-Everett Hale

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BTW, the next newsletter will be in three weeks, not two. The Monday after next, when that newsletter would normally be posted, Doreen and I will be gathering with our daughter, our son-in-law, and a few other good and close friends and family for the gender reveal (not "gender assignment") of our first grandchild.

The fully-dispositive genetic test results are in. We're looking forward to the pleasure of finding out whether Katie and Dylan have conceived a boy or a girl.

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Pictures Worth A Thousand Words

...and a few hundred words on something that has been bugging me lately.

I'M PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO GIVE A WIDER AUDIENCE to these three outstanding examples of thoughtful and productive activism (shared with me by the excellent Dr. Richard Jones):

 

These billboard rentals demonstrate what can be done with a little creativity and a tiny amount of money (see more on that here and here). Needless to say, every motorist seeing these "ads" will be compelled to reflect on exactly what is at stake in the choices facing Americans in November.

It would be nice if memorable, pointed, aggression-free-but-unapologetic messages like these saturated the landscape for the next 72 days...

MORE COMMENT-WORTHY GRAPHICAL MATERIAL: The World Economic Forum-- you, know, those enlightened and selfless Platonic Guardians of humanity laboring tirelessly to diminish and ultimately destroy the blessings of liberty bequeathed by America's Founders to their posterity-- posted a little chart back in 2018, which just resurfaced a few days ago in this article at LRC (the claims within which must be left to the judgment of others-- I have given them no study or even consideration). It is meant to explain that the pressure to suppress conventional farming and the not-merely-coincidental push to replace the normal protein-production part of farming with (supposedly) edible insects which they are putting on their puppets and useful idiots in positions of trust and honor throughout (primarily) the Western world is all in a good-- even vital-- cause.

The notion is that replacing meat consumption with insect consumption is necessary in order to protect Planet Earth from the existential threat of "climate change" (and/or the exhaustion of vital resources).

Here is the chart:

Everything relevant to the background story sketched out above is disturbing and worthy of scorn, and of outrage, condemnation and pushback insofar as the expropriation of farmland and other property is concerned. But this chart merits a few words of its own, as it embodies four fallacies I fear are widely overlooked by today's ill- (or mis-) educated population, and are heavily exploited by the "climate change" hobgoblin floggers.

TAKEN ONE AT A TIME, in order of their appearance:

The primary so-called "greenhouse gas" is carbon dioxide. Insects breathe oxygen and emit carbon dioxide. Thus, while this chart may be meant to express something about how much methane the four categories of creatures produce, and the relative numbers might be correct in that regard (I'm not the one to ask or opine), it is complete nonsense to say that a kilogram of insects produces only 1,425th as much "greenhouse gas" as a kilogram of cow.

As for "feed required", there might be a ratio such as is suggested here between cows and insects (although I strongly doubt it and I think physics principles suggest otherwise), but the bigger point is that the comparison is fallacious. For one thing, we get a whole lot more value out of a cow than merely protein. Nearly every part of a cow has value, from the hide to the bones, and that's without accounting for the ongoing production of milk throughout the lives of many such animals.

Further, the issue of how much "feed" is required is irrelevant. The chart is meant to suggest that there is some inherent importance to the supposedly-lower feed demands of a given bucket of bugs than of a cow, but there is no such importance outside the arising of a shortage of cow-feed, which is an undemonstrated problem but which we are intended to simply assume is plaguing the Earth. And if such a shortage does arise, the free market will adjust accordingly (and perhaps we'll all eat more chicken for a while until the situation improves...).

The chart goes on to speak of land requirements per unit of protein produced. As in the comments above regarding "feed", this is a non-problem. Plainly, there is enough land to sustain the number of cows being husbanded, and the market has already sorted out the fact that at present, at least, the devotion of that land to that purpose is either its optimal use or at least one not seriously challenged by any alternative with significantly greater utility.

Finally the WEF gets to water, one of the older environmental hobgoblin-flogger issues, the power of which has always mystified me. Is it not understood by everyone above 8 years old that water cannot be "used up"? Every drop consumed by every creature on the planet finds its way back into circulation, and usually very quickly. This, in addition to the fact that while I don't have the figures with which to do the math, I think I can safely say that every animal alive on the planet, taken as a whole and not just by the volume of water within them, and lumped into an aggregate mass, wouldn't put a notable dent in the volume of water on Planet Earth.

Indeed, though now I have to suspect I may be stretching the point too far, I wonder if every animal on the planet combined would even displace the water in Lake Michigan alone...

OK, THERE'S REALLY NO GREAT IMPORTANCE in anything I have said here. As you can tell, what I'm mostly doing is airing a few pet peeves regarding aspects of our modern American public discourse.

But only mostly.

We DO need to shut down this, "We need to all just eat bugs to stave off climate change" nonsense, and the assault on liberty and the rule of law being justified on that basis. You can choose your own course, but I'm not switching.

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

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

 

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

--I. F. Stone

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Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

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The Income Tax Law, In Seven Pages

Really.

HERE IS THE LAW, IN 7 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW THE SCHEME WORKS, IN 8 PAGES.

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

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

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

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

...an important action item opportunity.

FRIENDS, THE SPORADIC BITS OF EASING of the despotic measures to which most of the country has been subjected under the fraudulent mantle of COVID-19 mitigation should not be allowed to bleed off the head of steam you probably had been developing. The offenses happened, and they're far from over. Stay hot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Use this evidence in all your outreach efforts.

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

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

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Regarding Trolleries

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

 

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

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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)

Mike Pompeo and CIA Sued for Illegal Surveillance of Assange's Visitors

by Marjorie Cohn

Attorneys and journalists whom the CIA spied on when they visited WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London have filed a lawsuit against the CIA, its former director Mike Pompeo, UC Global and its director, David Morales, in U.S. District Court.

Assange is in a London prison fighting extradition to the United States. He is charged with violating the Espionage Act for exposing U.S. war crimes and faces 175 years imprisonment. During the seven years he lived in the Ecuadorian Embassy under a grant of asylum, Assange was visited by more than 100 attorneys, journalists and doctors. They included Assange’s criminal defense attorneys in the United States, international human rights lawyers, national security journalists whose sources could be jeopardized if exposed, and physicians and medical professionals.

The CIA commissioned Undercover Global (UC Global), a private Spanish security company, to send images from Assange’s visitors’ cellphones and laptops as well as video streamed from their meetings to the CIA.

“Unbeknownst to anyone there, they actually put recording devices and cameras in the rooms where Mr. Assange was, which essentially live streamed what he was doing and saying back to Washington,” attorney Richard Roth, who filed the lawsuit, told me and my co-host Michael Smith on Law and Disorder radio. “I think that there was clearly a desire to bring down Julian Assange any way possible.”

Defendant Morales announced to his employees that UC Global would be operating “in the big league” and on the “dark side” with the CIA, the complaint says. Former employees of UC Global said the deal included selling information gathered as a result of the illegal surveillance.

The four plaintiffs, all U.S. citizens, allege that the defendants violated their Fourth Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. They are requesting compensatory and punitive damages, an injunction to prevent the CIA from revealing their private communications, and the purging of CIA files of this information.

One of the plaintiffs is Deborah Hrbek, a media attorney who visited Assange several times in the embassy. Speaking at an online news conference, Hrbek noted:

On arrival, there was a strict protocol, for the protection of Julian, we were told. Passports, mobile phones, cameras, laptops, recording devices and other electronic equipment were turned over to the security guards in the lobby. We learned much later, through a criminal investigation under the supervision of a court in Spain, that while visitors like me were meeting with Julian in the embassy conference room, the guards next door were taking apart our phones, removing and photographing SIM cards and, we believe, downloading data from our electronic equipment.

Attorney Margaret Ratner Kunstler, another plaintiff, is a member of Assange’s legal team. She said at the news conference, “As a criminal attorney, I don’t think there is anything worse than your opposition listening in on what your plans are, what you intend to do, on your conversations. It is treated by the United States courts as a terrible thing … The result has very often been a dismissal of the indictment.”

Journalists John Goetz and Charles Glass are the other two plaintiffs; they interviewed Assange while he was in the embassy.

In addition to the Fourth Amendment, the defendants violated the attorney-client privilege and the physician-patient privilege, according to Roth.

This lawsuit came nearly a year after the release of a Yahoo News report documenting the CIA’s plans to kidnap and assassinate Assange when he was in the embassy. Pompeo was furious at the 2017 WikiLeaks revelation of the CIA’s “Vault 7” program, which enabled the CIA to tap into people’s cell phones and smart TVs, turning them into listening devices. The CIA called the exposé “the largest data loss in CIA history.” Pompeo labeled WikiLeaks a “non-state hostile intelligence service.” Senior CIA and administration officials ordered “sketches” and “options” to assassinate Assange. Donald Trump personally “asked whether the CIA could assassinate Assange and provide him ‘options’ for how to do so,” according to the report.

In 2019, the Trump administration filed an indictment against Assange for WikiLeaks’ 2010 publication of evidence of U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantánamo, which were provided to them by whistleblower Chelsea Manning. They include the 2007 “Collateral Murder” video, which shows a U.S. Army Apache helicopter gunship target and fire on unarmed civilians in Baghdad. At least 18 civilians were killed, including two Reuters journalists and a man who came to rescue the wounded. Two children were injured. An Army tank then drove over one of the bodies, severing it in two. That video contains evidence of three separate war crimes prohibited by the Geneva Conventions and the U.S. Army Field Manual.

The Obama administration, which indicted more whistleblowers than all its predecessors combined, refused to indict Assange because WikiLeaks did what The New York Times does. No journalist or media outlet has ever been prosecuted under the Espionage Act for publishing truthful information. The First Amendment protects the right of journalists to publish material that was illegally obtained from a third person if it’s a matter of public concern. The U.S. government has never prosecuted a journalist or media outlet for publishing classified information, an essential tool of journalism.

Nevertheless, the Biden administration is vigorously pursuing the extradition and prosecution of Assange.

Click here to read the rest of this article

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

 

Afterword

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

-Voltaire

AS REGULAR READERS ON THESE PAGE KNOW, I take the assault on Julian Assange-- and by extension, the assault on all of us being carried out by silencing this most significant journalist of the modern era and tormenting him as a warning to others who might dare to expose the US deep state's crimes-- very seriously. For this reason alone I would post Marjorie Cohn's report on the lawsuit against those accused of illegal surveillance of Assange and his visitors in the Ecuadorian embassy, in the hope that doing so would help keep Assange in the public eye where he belongs, and from which his tormentors wish him removed.

But the story also has important elements worth sharing on their own merits. For one, the bringing of the suit serves to remind everyone of a fact deep state actors of all varieties very much wish to be misunderstood: the provisions and prohibitions of the US Constitution apply for the benefit of all persons with whom the US or its agents interact, and wherever such interactions occur. The fact that Julian Assange is not a US citizen is immaterial. The US must nonetheless abide by, for instance, the Fourth Amendment's restrictions in any attention it pays to him.

Likewise, the fact the the US attention was paid to Assange while he was in the UK is immaterial to the constraints imposed by the Fourth Amendment, as is the fact that the attention was paid by foreign state actors on behalf of the US, and not US operatives directly.

At the same time, this story also reminds everyone of the farcical and contemptuous attitude toward the Fourth Amendment of the US deep state (and its co-opted courts), in that the surveillance of Assange WAS carried out in defiance of Fourth Amendment requirements, and yet everything that was learned thereby which can be pretended to have been developed in other ways-- even though the discovery of those "other ways" relied on getting the illegally-obtained information in the first place-- will be admitted by the particularly puppet court in northern Virginia in which Assange will be "tried" if his extradition takes place (as expected). The mere fact that illegal surveillance was conducted should cause the charges against Assange to be dismissed-- how else to meaningfully deter such illegal acts in the future? But they will not be.

(BTW, click here for some eye-opening little-known details on the real requirements of the Fourth Amendment...)

ANOTHER VIRTUE TO THIS REPORT BY COHN is in that it reminds everyone of how thoroughly Mike Pompeo is a swamp-dwelling member of the deep state, or at least how much he makes common-cause with those creatures. Lest anyone misunderstand, Assange's great offense, for which he has been punished over the course of a full decade now, was his revelations of US (and British) deep state crimes. Anyone hostile to Assange is manifestly friendly to those criminal deep state actors, since anyone hostile to those deep state actors celebrates Assange for his courageous revelations and calls for more of the same.

It must be said as well that two of the most egregiously bad and stigmatizing acts of Donald Trump were his permission to Pompeo to indict Assange and bribe Ecuador president Lenin Moreno into revoking Assange's asylum, allowing his seizure from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and his failure to pardon Assange (and Edward Snowden, another man honored by all right-thinking people for his exposure of US deep state crimes, but forced into exile for having done so) in his last days in office. I'm not sure I account Trump's bad acts here as malicious, rather than simply the product of a certain irresponsible disengagement to which he is prone, but these bad acts need to kept up front in the public eye, the political landscape being what it is at the moment.

(Those wishing to help Julian Assange should read this.)

MORE BROADLY, the story of Julian Assange serves to really bring home to everyone paying attention the urgency of the American people taking control of the situation here and using their Constitutionally-hard-wired power to shrink the Leviathan state in which the deep state thrives back down to the more-or-less safe and tolerable size that allowed Americans to become the most prosperous and free people the world has ever seen, before the wealth thus produced began to be bled away to fuel Leviathan's explosive and ruinous growth with the successful implementation of the ignorance tax scheme in the early 1940s.

One simple act by each individual American will do the trick, and it needs no approval or 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 learn all about this solution in this little two-page paper. 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.

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A Little Extra

EVEN AS ARDENT A STATIST as Abraham Lincoln, in announcing his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in order to keep them paying the tariff for the benefit of Northern interests in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, paid at least lip service to the Founders design of leaving control over the fuel available to feed the fires Washington wants to light in the hands of the individual citizenry when he said, "Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite means..."

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith

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The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie

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Lawyers: It's Way Past Time For You All To Queue Up!

[Y]ou really need to familiarize yourself with Pete Hendrickson's absolutely magnificent work at his website and in his book(s). He has, brilliantly and lucidly, "cracked the code" regarding the federal income EXCISE tax(es)."

-Mark C. Phillips, JD

 

"...I find your work fascinatingly simple to understand."

-Jerry Arnowitz, JD

 

"Your book is a masterpiece!"

-Michael Carver, JD

 

"Received your book yesterday. Started reading at 11 PM, finished at 4 AM." "I have 16 feet (literally 16' 4.5") of documents supporting just about everything in your book." "Your book should be required reading for every lawyer before being admitted to any Bar." "I hope you sell a million of them."

-John O'Neil Green, JD

 

�Thanks again for your efforts, Pete. They mean an awful lot to a lot of people.� ��as an attorney, I am humbled by your knowledge and ability in navigating the law. THANK YOU for your hard work and sacrifice.�

-Eric Smithers, JD

 

"I am an attorney and want to give a testimonial to your book, which I find to be compelling. I am exercising these rights for myself and my adult children. I'm even considering making this my new avenue of law practice."

-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD

Learn what these colleagues already know, then step forward and become part of a coordinated, mutually-supportive squadron focused on developing strategy and deploying the law in courtrooms across the country. There's a lot of suing that needs doing right now.

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

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

Click here for more information

And don't miss:

Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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

Click here for more information

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

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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:

It may seem strange to hear this, but,

A "Right To Abortion" Is NOT A "Right To Kill An Unborn Child" (Or Fetus, Or Whatever Label You Prefer...)

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With all the darkness out there it's a good time to lighten things up, so...

Let's Celebrate Some Victories By The Good Guys!

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

White Slaves And Other Inconvenient Historical Facts

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It's about time...

A Welcome IRS Admission Debunking The "ARG44" Hoax

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Selected observations on current topics, starting with:

What The Evidence Suggests Is REALLY Going On In Washington, And Why

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The 1968-69 "Hong Kong Flu Pandemic Revisited

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This is not mere rhetoric:

What A REAL "Existential Threat" Looks Like

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Insight into one of the more important contests in this year's election, and,

A Showcase Of Today's Republican Political Spectrum

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Congress Showers The Pentagon With Cash While Americans Pinch Pennies

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This is not mere rhetoric:

It's Declaration Day

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Regarding the inherent anti-Americanism of EVs and the illegality of "preferred pronoun" punishments,

A Couple Of Quick Comments

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

How Sex Became Gender

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Sharing interesting information about a few things, including:

Key Facts About "Fossil Fuels"; A Miracle Medical Treatment; More...

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Purveyors of gender confusion have succeeded in a disturbing imposition of,

Life Imitating Art

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Going To War For Globalism

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As I celebrate more real American heroes, I have to ask,

How Many Times Does This Have To Be Said?

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The Founders understood, and we should, too:

Why Americans Need Weapons Of War

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Monkeypoxmania

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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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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 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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My interview by Lana Lotkeff for Radio 3Fourteen can be found here.

Find my YouTube channel here.

 

The upgraded Sixteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

Btw, a copy of CtC from anywhere except the link above may not be a current edition. CHECK. It matters. Also, there ARE no e-book, Kindle or .pdf versions of CtC. Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for free-- any such thing.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 30- In 1835, Melbourne, Australia is founded.  In 1836, Houston, Texas is founded.  In 1963, the "hotline" between The United States President and the Secretary of the Communist Party in the USSR goes into operation.  In 2013, historians took note that it was the 174th 30th of August since Iran last initiated military aggression against anyone.  In 2021, defeated American forces abandon occupation of Afghanistan after 20 years and the waste of more than $2 trillion and 243,000 lives.

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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:

August 31- In 1422, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of nine months.  In 1803, Lewis and Clark start out on their expedition across America.  In 1864, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins the assault on Atlanta that would end with his troops being ordered to burn the city to the ground.  In 1897, Edison patents the movie projector.  In 1939, the Hitler regime stages a false-flag Polish attack on the Gliewitz Radio Station in order to justify Germany's intended invasion of Poland.

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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:

September 1- In 1752, the Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia.  In 1807, former vice president (and the man who rid the world of Alexander Hamilton) Aaron Burr is acquitted of treason charges.  In 1939, Germany attacks Poland, beginning World War II.  In 1972, Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky to take the world chess title.  In 1985, the wreck of the Titanic is discovered.  In 2017, Russia expels 755 US diplomats in response to the imposition of economic sanctions premised on the spurious assertions that 1. Russia had invaded and seized Crimea (the Crimean population voted overwhelmingly in favor of Russian annexation of the peninsula after a US-engineered coup expelled the Russian-leaning elected government of Ukraine and replaced it with an administration of Ukrainian Nazis which then proceeded to shell eastern Ukraine for its refusal to recognize the new regime and 2. that Russia had interfered in US elections in 2016.

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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:

September 2- In 1666, the Great Fire of London breaks out.  It will burn for three days, and destroy 10,000 buildings.  In 1789, the United States Department of the Treasury is founded.  In 1945, Vietnam declares its independence from France.  In 1969, the first ATM in the United States is installed in Rockville Centre, New York.  In 2008, America receives emergency treatment for a life-threatening political sclerosis when thousands gather in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Ron Paul's Rally for the Republic.

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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:

September 3- In 1783, the Paris Peace Treaty is signed, bringing the American Revolutionary War to an official end.  In 1838, Frederick Douglass makes his break for freedom from slavery in Maryland.  In 1929, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its all-time high to that date, 51 days before Black Thursday.  In 1935, an automobile cracks 300MPH for the first time.  In 2017, North Korea conducts its sixth nuclear weapon test.

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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:

September 4- In 476, the last of the Western Roman Emperors is deposed.  In 1781, Los Angeles, California is founded.  In 1884, Britain ends its policy of shipping convicts to Australia.  In 1888, George Eastman receives a patent for his roll-film camera.  In 1956, the first commercial computer using magnetic disk storage-- the IBM RAMAC 305, is introduced.  In 1957, Ford Motor Co, introduces the Edsel; and Governor Orval Faubus calls out the Arkansas National Guard to block black students from entering Central High School in Little Rock.

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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.