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Current Events and Continuing Education for November 14, 2022

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

-James Madison

 

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A post-mortem, of sorts:

So, Last Tuesday Was Election Day...

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Two new entries in the Site Map Legal Resources section:

Responding To Tax Agency "Proposals"

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Republicans And The Growth Of Government

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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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Click here for the latest Mid-Edition Update posts

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

-Thomas Paine

 

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 14- In 1910, Eugene Ely performs the first aircraft take-off form the deck of a ship.  In 1969, Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the Moon, lifts off.  In 1971, Mariner 9 becomes the first spacecraft to orbit another planet (Mars).  In 1972, the Dow Jones Industrial Average close above 1,000 for the first time.  In 2001, the United States proxy "Afghan Northern Alliance" takes Kabul, having driven the Taliban from the capital on the pretext that it was harboring Osama Bin Laden, when, in fact, the Taliban had offered to turn Bin Laden over to the United States upon presentation of at least some evidence of his involvement in the events of 9/11.  The events of 9/11 were never listed by the FBI on its Bin Laden "Wanted" poster, with the explanation reported to be a "lack of hard evidence" of his involvement in those events.  In 2002, the United States House of Representatives votes down a proposal to create an independent commission to investigate the events of 9/11.

 

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

  

Fear nothing but God's judgment as to your honesty and your courage

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

-Samuel Adams

HEY, People!

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

Remember, we won't win by only YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.

So, Last Tuesday Was Election Day...

Let's do a "first impressions" post-mortem.

IT SEEMS TO ME that if some in a society or polity can be convinced that they have been cheated (or otherwise aggrieved) by the rest (whether "the rest" is considered as individuals or institutions), while infected with moral relativism (that is, "situational ethics", by which whether an act is wrong depends on the perceived reasons or justifications for its commission), that some will not hesitate to cheat (in vote-counting or whatever) in order to accomplish a "redress" of their perceived grievance. That cheating will (or can) be directed at putting (or keeping) in power those who pander to the "aggrieved" group.

Likewise, convincing gullible segments of the population that denying power to the most vocal hobgoblin floggers will bring about the end of the world (i.e., through "climate change" or a dire virus), or that one's political opponents are agents of a hostile foreign power, etc. will make those gullible segments open, if not prone, to cheating.

Heck, if I firmly believed that a fair election would result in political power falling into the hands of people who would use it to bring about the end of the world, including the suffering and death of my children and grandchildren, I would cheat-- or at minimum look the other way while others did so-- in order to prevent that electoral outcome. You would, too.

And of course, all those preps, all that groundwork, have been indisputably and unmistakably underway for many years. How then can anyone observing the abundant overt indicators of specific acts of cheating (by which is encompassed rigging as well as outright fraud) harbor any doubts that such cheating is, in fact, what is going on?

How, for instance, can anyone doubt that the slow, seemingly complicated and chaotic, and otherwise inexplicable whack-a-mole vote counts in Maricopa and Clark counties going on last week and into this week, are cheating events underway?

How about the events illustrated here:

Look familiar? The same extraordinary jinks in the totals-- again, favoring the Democrat candidate, as such things always seem to do-- were recorded two years ago. See them on display as part of this commentary.

Or, how about what is shown and discussed here? (A ridiculous "fact-check" pretense has been offered against the photos of late-night ballot dumps in this article, arguing that these were just the innocent arrivals of drop-box ballots, which come in late because the boxes are scattered throughout the big city of Detroit and take hours to collect. The truth is that by law, drop boxes are emptied every day from the start of early voting, preventing any large accumulation of ballots to be picked up at 1:30AM the day after election day, AND the boxes must be shut and secured at 8:00 PM on election day, which is when they would be emptied for the last time and the ballots delivered to the clerk's office.)

And let's be clear, though it should be unnecessary to spell out: electoral cheating only happens when the cheaters don't actually have the votes needed to win without cheating. Cheating is actually the execution of a coup. It is an actual insurrection (as opposed to a protest against cheating, which is not); and there's plenty of reason to conclude there's been a lot of it going on over the last few years.

IN LIGHT OF THE FOREGOING, and the fact that I, for one, don't believe that we've had a legitimate national election for at least the last few years and I know I am far from alone, I think it's time that this country abandon the use of secret ballots. There is no Constitutional requirement for such secrecy, and frankly, I can think of nothing that is gained from it, but much that is lost by it.

With the secrecy, everyone is left at the mercy of the inevitable partisans doing the counting (which often appears better expressed as the "counting"). Results, once announced, are extremely difficult to verify, and during the long stretches while any such verification effort is underway, the declared results settle in and develop constituencies of interest resolute in resisting any dislodgement, and the less-engaged public mind integrates the declared results into its world-view, making challenges, however well-founded in the end, seem strident, discordant and petulant.

At a minimum, then, secret ballots result in skepticism if not outright suspicion of the declared results in any such vote.

At the same time the secrecy offers no meaningful benefits. Does anyone really think that my discovery that the neighbor with the Biden/Harris bumper sticker voted Democrat will come as a revelation, or prompt previously unprompted retaliation of some sort for his wrong-headed politics? And while I might learn of the less-already-obvious affiliations of another neighbor by way of an open vote, so what? I am already told by the vote-counters that I live amidst partisans, many of whom are not of my camp.

In the current state of political polarization (brought about largely by the hobgoblin flogging described above) where any particular person stands politically can be instantly discerned by the most rudimentary scrutiny or inquiry, and very few people would hesitate for an instant to declare their affiliations or views if given a chance to do so. Indeed, the more seriously anyone takes or holds to their political views, the more eager he or she is to exclaim them.

Openness, on the other hand-- meaning the recording and public display of each voter's identity and ballot-- offers clear benefits.

For example, as those who have engaged in organized politics (such as by participation as a Democrat or Republican delegate, for instance) will remember, there is procedure in the Parliamentarian rules known as "division" which can be (and often is) invoked to definitively settle the question in any contentious vote. It's simple: all favoring the motion stand and assemble on one side of the room while those opposed assemble on the other side of the room. Sometimes which group is in the majority is visually obvious, and if not, the groups are counted while standing in assembly.

There is no secrecy, and there are no questions. The winning side is quickly made apparent and indisputable to everyone.

Open ballots in a large-scale election, while not providing for everyone to assemble in person, get far closer to that ideal than secret ballots can even aspire to do. With the ballots all available for inspection in their entirety (digitally, of course, as well as archived in the original paper form), anyone skeptical or suspicious (or academically interested, whatever) could sort and count and total-- and prove the results-- to his or her heart's content. Invalid voters could be culled from the totals and final results could be verified and corrected, if need be.

What's more, I could then know how my vote was recorded. I don't know if this has ever troubled you, but I have no real evidence on which I can rely that my vote entered the fray as I intended it to do. I dearly wish I did.

All told, the relevant question is this: How would an open ballot change any significant element of the status quo, other than doing so for the better by making elections more trustworthy? I think the answer favors abandoning the secret ballot.

Now, leaving aside the near certainty that Republicans actually did much better than is reflected in the declared outcomes last week...

The Republican message in this cycle, for the most part, sucked. Republicans should have been promising-- in one voice-- an end to all engagement (giveaways, political support, sanctions, etc.) with Ukraine. They should have been promising-- in one voice-- to criminalize the mutilation of children and the promotion of manifestly lunatic "trans" ideology. They should have been promising-- in one voice-- to determine and impose accountability for the manipulations, abuses, exploitations and gas-lighting conducted in the name of the "COVID-19 Pandemic".

Republicans should have been promising-- in one voice-- to impeach Merrick Garland for abuses by the FBI and DOJ generally, Alejandro Majorkas for his failure to secure the border and his absurd lying to Congress about that subject, Pete Buttigieg for taking a six-week "paternity leave" while a transportation-rooted supply-chain problem metastasized last year (and for being a useless national embarrassment overall), and Joe Biden for forcing Russia into an invasion of Ukraine that the Biden administration has since leveraged into massive harm to American prosperity and the brink of a nuclear holocaust.

Republicans should have burned into the public brain footage of frozen windmills in Texas and frozen Texans. Add in Gavin Newsom's request to Californians this summer to not use electricity and explain that this is what Democrats have in mind for all but the unaffected wealthy. Finish with a montage of every sky-is-falling nutcase warning of the last fifty years (global cooling, global warming, mass starvation, no more polar bears, every Paul Ehrlich apocalyptic prediction-- with dates...) and the final line "...but Climate Change-- now, that's a REAL threat..."

And so on, and so on...

The problem for Republicans, of course, is that so many of those in office are as guilty of supporting (or persistently overlooking) the bad behavior skewered by these messages as are Democrats. It's way past time for the Republican party to stop standing for issues about which its leadership is enthused (or expensively lobbied) and start standing for issues about which its grass roots are enthused. This means it's way past time for new Republican leadership.

Though it will pain some folks to hear it, the need for new Republican leadership doesn't just mean canning Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy. It also means that it's past time for the Republican party to gently usher Donald Trump to the sidelines. The man's time is over.

There is no question that Trump was unfairly (indeed, corruptly) hampered in his time in office, and robbed of his re-election. But that said, he was never a great president. Other than pandering to Israel, Trump had no real agenda, and got very little done that mattered, even while having Republican control of Congress.

Further, a good deal of the reason the hampering of Trump's time in office was successful was his penchant for appointing the very Deep State sociopaths he had won the presidency by condemning, thereby surrounding himself with enemies and embarrassments like Nikki Haley, Gina Haspel, Christopher Wray, John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, William Barr and others, some of whom continue to haunt us today.

More to the immediate point, though, as a former president, and a wannabe-president-again, Trump is much less than great. In fact he is proving to be both divisive and a liability.

Republicans need to clear the field for folks like Ron DeSantis, Rand Paul, Thomas Massie and Mike Lee. This means promising to get to the bottom of the 2020 election rigging (and meaning it), while also wishing Trump a fond farewell, with encouragement to take it gracefully, but without equivocation.

This is necessary to optimize the party's chances in 2024, and had this already been done in January, the party would have fared much better last week.

Finally...

I saw it argued that "candidate quality" was the big problem for the Republicans, and the reason for the disappointing performance. I disagree.

As detailed above, the problem was message-- a fact illustrated by the outstanding performance of Ron DeSantis. Further, as was pointed out by Tucker Carlson in regard to that "candidate quality" argument, John Fetterman-- an actually brain-damaged candidate-- got elected. And let's not forget Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, AOC and many others whose success debunks the "candidate quality" notion.

The other big factor in this as in many other elections, beyond the cheating and the fear-and-grievance-mongering, and the "message" issue, was the matter of who was promising some voters a bigger piece of the wealth produced by other people. The solution to that is, as it always has exclusively been, is simple and in the hands of each one of us: Limit the amount with which votes can be bought by limiting the amount in the hands of pandering politicians.

Related: Getting It Good And Hard

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

--I. F. Stone

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Responding To IRS "Proposals"

New entries in the Site Map Legal Resources section.

EVERYONE'S FAVORITE ALPHABET AGENCY has lately been ramping up an annoying pair of fog and intimidation generators in the way of "proposals" to change the "tax due" or the amount withheld in regard to educated tax returns (and for all I know, non-educated filings, as well). These typically come in the form of LTR525s in the former case and CP21B notices in the latter.

Both types of correspondence seem intended to suggest that the agency has valid grounds for its self-serving proposals, while nonetheless implicitly acknowledging that neither proposal can be implemented without the agreement of the filer (and both explaining to the filer how to register disagreement). Both proposals are plainly designed and dispatched in order to confuse and unsettle filers new to the wide and wild landscape of liberation-- new, that is, to once again seeing horizons lost to most Americans of the last several generations.

An example of the LTR525 thing can be seen here (in this case involving a CP2000-- an older but essentially identical version of the new-lipstick-on-the-pig LTR525, which now purports to have arisen as a result of an "audit"-- but an "audit" to the outcome of which, tellingly, you must agree). An example of the CP21B scam can be seen discussed in detail here.

AS SAID, these two scams are being increasingly deployed of late by an ever-more desperate IRS. Accordingly, I have drafted a couple of compilations of relevant authorities and perspectives as templates by which targets of the tax agency misbehavior might wish to be guided or inspired.

Find the LTR525 response template here, and the CP21B response template here. I expect everyone to follow the links given in the introductory material for each in order to properly and fully "own" the underlying legal principles and authorities.

Btw, both of these templates have been added to the LHC Legal Resources section for easy access going forward.

Go forth and slay monsters (and also hunt for treasure, like the Easter Egg that will be found by clicking on the image below...).

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WHILE WE'RE ON THE SUBJECT of Warrior Work, I invite everyone to enjoy this great new testimonial video by Sylvana Caradonna:

Great job, Sylvana!

SO... YOUR inspiring being-the-storm video could be posted, too! This is easy to do, and very important (plus it can get you some great LHC swag!). See (and carefully read in their entirety) these guidelines and encouragements.

Remember, it's all about upholding the law, and that is YOUR responsibility. Awakening others to this high and honorable duty is the best way to make it happen.

"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 Tax Code represents the genius of legal fiction... The IRS has never really known why people pay the income tax... The IRS encourages voluntary compliance, through FEAR."

--Jack Warren Wade Jr., former IRS officer in charge of the IRS Nationwide Revenue Officer Training Program, in his book 'When You Owe The IRS'

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Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

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

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The Income Tax Law, In Seven Pages

Really.

HERE IS THE LAW, IN 7 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW THE SCHEME WORKS, IN 8 PAGES.

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

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

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

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

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

...an important action item opportunity.

FRIENDS, THE SPORADIC BITS OF EASING of the despotic measures to which most of the country has been subjected 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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Are the presentations and resources offered on this site and in my other work of any value to you?

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

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

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

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX IN DETAIL

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE RESOURCES

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

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

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

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

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Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word?

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

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

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

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The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

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

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

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

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

-Thomas Paine

 

OUTREACH!!!

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

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

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

-George Orwell

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

Republicans And The Growth Of Government

by Andrew P. Napolitano

As I write this on Election Day, I obviously don’t know the outcomes of the U.S. midterm elections. As you read this, you probably do. Most of my libertarian friends with whom I have spoken recently are hoping for a Republican victory.

I am not so sure I agree with them. Former Rep. Ron Paul, the living American I admire most, is not so sure either. He opined recently in an essay arguing that with the exception of blind opposition to all things Joe Biden — thus slowing the pace of increased federal spending — the Republicans are not much better than the Democrats.

This argument is in line with my own, which is that we don’t have a two-party system in America. We really have one political party — the Big Government Party. It has a Republican wing that likes war, corporate welfare, tax increases and borrowing, and a Democratic wing that likes war, individual welfare, tax increases and borrowing. Both wings enacted legislation to frustrate political competition, and both want more than anything just to stay in power.

In Congress, both wings of Big Government believe that they can right any wrong, regulate any behavior, tax any event and interfere in any process, whether the Constitution authorizes their legislation or not. Yet, Congress is a creature of the Constitution. The Constitution gives Congress only 16 discrete powers and one catch-all — to make all laws necessary and proper to effectuate the 16.

The Constitution came about when the 13 American colonies seceded from England in 1776 by violence and became 13 independent countries that referred to themselves as states.

Those 13 states formed the current central government in 1789 by ceding away the 16 discrete areas of governance — having to do with nationhood, not central planning — to the new federal government.

Through the course of wars — the War of 1812, the wars against Native Americans, Lincoln’s War Between the States, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — the federal government not only exported violence abroad; it sapped liberty at home and grew exponentially.

That’s what war does. It doesn’t spread liberty; it spreads killing. It enhances the health of the government because it induces higher taxes, a bigger military-industrial complex, nativist patriotism on the part of the masses, repression of civil liberties and a general compliance on the part of politicians. Both wings of Big Government have been complicit in this.

My Republican-voting libertarian friends need to be reminded what the GOP has done in the modern era. It has given us the Federal Reserve Act and its banker friends who collectively destroy the free market (nowhere countenanced by the Constitution), abolished money backed by the Gold Standard (which the Constitution requires), enacted the Bank Privacy Act (which permits the feds to subpoena bank records), enacted the wildly unconstitutional Patriot Act (which permits FBI warrantless spying on third-party custodians of records; like health care providers, lawyers, financial advisers, utility companies, computer service and telecom providers, and credit card companies).

The same Republicans have given us the Department of Education and its 4,400 bureaucrats (nowhere countenanced by the Constitution), the Department of Homeland Security and its 240,000 federal cops (nowhere countenanced by the Constitution), the National Security Agency and its 60,000 domestic spies (nowhere countenanced by the Constitution), the CIA and its 21,000 foreign spies and its secret wars (nowhere countenanced by the Constitution), the unconstitutional FISA Court and its domestic surveillance, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their $2 trillion tab (neither of which was declared by Congress).

In 110 years, the Big Government Party in Congress has spent $31 trillion more than the feds have collected in tax dollars. Thus, borrowing began in earnest under President Woodrow Wilson, who borrowed $30 billion to pay for American military involvement in World War I, a useless war that brought us the horrors of World War II, and prior to which the United States was not even arguably threatened by any of the combatants.

Wilson’s borrowing became typical of the practice of both Democratic and Republican presidents. The $30 billion has been refinanced but not retired. Thus far, the government has paid its borrowers $15 billion in interest on the $30 billion principal it still owes. Only Big Government pays a 50% interest rate.

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

 

Afterword

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”

-James Madison

NICE WORK BY ANDREW NAPOLITANO in this commentary. He is so disturbingly but soberingly right in all that he says.

One item mentioned which is merits a bit of follow-up is Napolitano's observation about the Bank Privacy Act, which prompts me to wonder how many people understand that every government intrusion into any American's financial affairs is predicated on the false notion of those affairs having an income tax relevance... See the discussion of Stanwood v. Green and United States v. LaSalle Nat'l Bank at this link for some useful insight and outreach material.

Otherwise, Napolitano has done a great job of cueing up what I always say after any commentary showcasing and condemning corruption or other bad behavior by American government actors: We Americans-- even those of us not in positions of power or high offices-- have a moral responsibility for what is done by every such malefactor.

We are not just the victims of these folks. We are their enablers, as well-- if we have not stood up and taken control of how much of our wealth facilitates their offices and their actions.

Happily we CAN stand up and take control, using a Founder-provided means for imposing a much-needed corrective on those who do bad things in our names and with our resources.

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.

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A Little Extra

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

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith

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The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie

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Do you know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?

 

I mean someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated, far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?

 

Do you know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (sixteenth) edition of CtC!

C'mon! CtC can't be right! You're crazy!

If CtC were actually right, it would mean the government's been concealing and denying and suppressing the truth for years on end, and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is No Such Agency!)

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Resources:

Selected Features From Recent Editions:

As Americans prepare to go to the polls...

A Final Word

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Complications Of The Ukraine War' and 'The Authorities Are Our Enemies'

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As Americans prepare to go to the polls...

It's A Good Time To Share Some More Victories

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The madness continues, and worsens:

Again, On The Situation In Ukraine

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Slouching Toward Endgame

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Among other clarifications and corrections,

What Pro-Lifers Mean By "No Exceptions For The Life Of The Mother"

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The madness continues, and worsens:

On The Situation In Ukraine And The Nordstream Sabotage

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Though only responsible themselves for one of two crimes being committed,

Aliens Wandering Around Texas ARE Illegals, Judge Napolitano

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"Trans care" crimes; mislabeling abortion; "identity politics"; and so-called "emergency powers"...

More Comments And Observations, In Brief

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Uncle Sam's Long Trail Of Wreckage

 

Because they seem necessary:

Cognitive Inoculations Against Selected Misunderstandings, Misinformation And Madness

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Global Uprising

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Humbly offered:

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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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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CCatholic 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.

Get The Short, Easy Intro To The Liberating Truth About The Tax

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 15- In 1777, the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.  In 1920, the first assembly of the League of Nations takes place in Geneva, Switzerland.  In 1939, the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. is laid.  In 1971, Intel releases the first commercial single-chip CPU.

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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

HH/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:

November 16- In 1776, Hessian mercenaries working for the British capture Fort Washington, New York, from the American Revolutionaries.  In 1821, William Becknell first navigates what becomes known as the  Santa Fe Trail.  In 1907, Oklahoma becomes the 46th sovereign American state and is admitted to the union as such.  In 1914, the 12 regional Federal Reserve banks open for business.  In 1965, the Soviet Union launches Venera 3, the first spacecraft to land on another planet, toward Venus.

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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:

November 17- In 1734, Peter Zenger is arrested for "seditious libel"-- publishing criticisms of the Governor of New York.  He was acquitted of the charge after his jury was informed of its inherent authority to judge the legitimacy of the law under which Zenger was charges, as well as the fact question of whether he had, in fact, done what the law purported to prohibit.  In 1777, the Articles of Confederation are submitted to the several American States for ratification.  In 1869, the Suez Canal opens.  In 1967, Lyndon Johnson reports to the American public that the United States military is making progress in Vietnam.  In 1970, Lt. William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre; the Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on the Moon-- the first extra-terrestrially deployed roving remote-controlled robot; and Douglas Engelbart patents the mouse.  In 1973, Richard Nixon tells the assembled managing editors of Associated Press, "I am not a crook!"  In 1989, a police suppression of a peaceful student protest in Prague sparks the "Velvet Revolution", which overthrows the more-than forty-year-old communist government of Czechoslovakia in less than six weeks.  In 2004, Kmart announces its purchase of Sears, Roebuck and Co..  In 2019, the first known case of "COVID-19" appears in Wuhan, China.

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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:

November 18- In 1883, time zones for North America are agreed upon by USA and Canadian railroad companies.  In 1909, the United States sends warships to Nicaragua after the capture and execution of two Americans attempting to surreptitiously overthrow the existing government for the benefit of U. S. commercial interests in the region.  In 1978, the members of socialist Jim Jones' 'People's Temple Christian Church Full Gospel' drink the Kool-Aid in Guyana.

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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:

November 19- In 1493, Christopher Columbus lands in Puerto Rico.  In 1959, Ford Motor Co. announces the discontinuation of the Edsel.  In 1969, Pele scores his 1,000th goal.  In 1998, the United States House of Representatives begins impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton.

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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:

November 20- In 1789, New Jersey is the first of the several States to ratify the Bill of Rights.  In 1923, Germany issues a new currency to replace its previous fiat currency, which has hyper-inflated well past the point of absurdity.  The new "Rentenmarks" exchange for the old "Papiermarks" at one trillion to one.  In 1945, the Nuremburg War Crimes trials begin.  In 1969, the Cleveland Plain Dealer publishes photos of the My Lai massacre.  In 1985, Windows 1.0 is released.  In 2008, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hits its lowest level since 1997.

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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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