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Current Events and Continuing Education for December 10 through December 23, 2018

“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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Features in this edition:

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I love anyone with a logical mind...

Ryan Minnig Shares An Engineer's Thoughts On The Income Tax And CtC


Like his last six predecessors,

Donald Trump Is In Violation Of The Law Over Israel


Once resigned to the truth, tax agencies can do the right thing like any good public servant...

A Nice Victory Involving A Courteous, Respectful IRS


How About a free CtC to help you celebrate this holiday season?

The 15th Anniversary Holiday Special!


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The West Slips Down Another Step'


Featured in recent editions:

Willie Shields wants to talk to warriors:

Get Your Story On The Radio, Folks!


Other Voices (with an important afterw0rd)

'Progressive Democrats Changing The Politics Of Israel In America'


What the People need to do to regain control.

A Great And Important Perspective On Voting


As the "ignorance tax" scheme continues to unravel under the CtC onslaught...

It's Time For Some More Uplifting Victories!


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Best Government Money Can Buy'


It's time to face the facts and recognize our need and duty to take control.

The Latest Manchurian Candidate Of The Deep State


As the "ignorance tax" scheme continues to unravel under the CtC onslaught...

Two Remarkable Spasms By The Exploding Robot


Want to know what's going on and how you can help fix things? Ask yourself this question:

What Would You Do If Your Scam Had Been Uncovered?



The Law, In Seven Pages


From the "Keepin' It All Real" department:

The Serious Threat Of Species Suicide


Have you heard a discouraging word?

The Truth About Trolleries


Links To More Articles Posted Over The Last Several Newsletter Cycles Can Be Accessed At The LostHorizons Newsfeed


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The most important question facing Americans today:

What Do The People Do About The Rogue State?


Guess what? There are only two possibilities:

You Either Stand Up For The Truth, Or You've Surrendered To The Lie


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week



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

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The upgraded Fifteenth 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


Click here for the current Mid-Edition Update posts

Featured In This Update:

Four New Voices Spreading The Liberating Truth


On Tax Agency "Determination" Authority


The CtC Crossword Puzzle


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

- Thomas Paine

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 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!)



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 (fifteenth) edition of CtC!



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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

December 10- In 1817, Mississippi becomes the 20th sovereign American state and is admitted to the union as such.  In 1869, Wyoming grants women the right to vote.  In 1936, Edward VIII abdicates the British throne.  In 1949, the People's Liberation Army of of China begins its siege of Chengdu, forcing Chiang Kai-shek and his government to retreat to Taiwan.  In 1981, the UN General Assembly approves a Pakistani proposal to make South Asia a nuclear-free zone.  In 1995, 37.9" of snow fall in Buffalo, New York. 


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


Fear nothing but God


"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


Ryan Minnig Shares An Engineer's Thoughts On Tax Law And CtC

As might be expected, very sensible, practical and logical thoughts...

Ryan's video encouraging other Americans to learn the liberating truth joins the growing collection posted here.

So, question for you, friend of liberty and the law: Where's YOUR encouragement, uplift and inspiration for your fellow Americans?

Learn how and why to share those stories here.

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Donald Trump Is In Violation Of The Law Regarding Israel

...just as have been his last six predecessors. But you and I can make it right.

SO, HERE'S A QUESTION FOR all the legal scholars out there: Isn't it clear from the plain language of the law that Donald Trump is in violation of 22 U.S.C. §§ 2799aa and 2799aa-1?

Those laws require the president to determine when any country is in possession of nuclear weapons and/or has acquired nuclear-weapons-related technology or shared nuclear-weapons-related technology, while having not subjected itself to International Atomic Energy Agency oversight and controls. Upon the dutiful making of this determination, all United States foreign aid to the errant country-- economic and military-- must cease.

Here is the language of 22 U.S.C. § 2799aa:

22 U.S. Code § 2799aa - Nuclear enrichment transfers

(a) Prohibitions; safeguards and management

Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, no funds made available to carry out the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 [22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.] or this chapter may be used for the purpose of providing economic assistance (including assistance under chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 [22 U.S.C. 2346 et seq.]), providing military assistance or grant military education and training, providing assistance under chapter 6 of part II of that Act [22 U.S.C. 2348 et seq.], or extending military credits or making guarantees, to any country which the President determines delivers nuclear enrichment equipment, materials, or technology to any other country on or after August 4, 1977, or receives such equipment, materials, or technology from any other country on or after August 4, 1977, unless before such delivery—

(1) the supplying country and receiving country have reached agreement to place all such equipment, materials, or technology, upon delivery, under multilateral auspices and management when available; and

(2) the recipient country has entered into an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency to place all such equipment, materials, technology, and all nuclear fuel and facilities in such country under the safeguards system of such Agency.

(b) Certification by President of necessity of continued assistance; disapproval by Congress

(1) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, the President may furnish assistance which would otherwise be prohibited under such subsection if he determines and certifies in writing to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate that—

(A) the termination of such assistance would have a serious adverse effect on vital United States interests; and

(B) he has received reliable assurances that the country in question will not acquire or develop nuclear weapons or assist other nations in doing so. Such certification shall set forth the reasons supporting such determination in each particular case.


(A) A certification under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall take effect on the date on which the certification is received by the Congress. However, if, within thirty calendar days after receiving this certification, the Congress enacts a joint resolution stating in substance that the Congress disapproves the furnishing of assistance pursuant to the certification, then upon the enactment of that resolution the certification shall cease to be effective and all deliveries of assistance furnished under the authority of that certification shall be suspended immediately.

(B) Any joint resolution under this paragraph shall be considered in the Senate in accordance with the provisions of section 601(b) of the International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act of 1976.

22 U.S.C. § 2799aa-1 covers much the same territory, but with focus on a few different violative acts.

IT IS WELL KNOWN THAT ISRAEL is a country requiring for this determination. Israeli nuclear technician Mordecai Vanunu revealed extensive details of his country's nuclear programs and arsenal in 1986. Prior to that the program had been less formally "outed" but was nonetheless known to exist-- indeed, as far back as 1963 John Kennedy was demanding access to Israel's Dimona reactor site due to suspicions that it was a secret nuclear-weapons facility. See here and here.

Not long after these increasingly impatient demands began to escalate Kennedy was conveniently disappeared into the ground. Lyndon Johnson, a fawning, religiously-deluded Israeli sycophant, was elevated to the presidency in Kennedy's place, and the inspection and oversight demands ceased.

Johnson was not just willing to turn a blind eye to Israeli acquisition and development of weapons of mass destruction. He was such an abject Israeli puppet that he actually assisted in the cover-up of the Israeli murder of 34 American sailors and wounding of 171 more on the USS Liberty while trying to sink that American naval vessel, presumably either to keep the Liberty from reporting on Israeli war crimes in the 1967 war or to blame its sinking on Egypt in order to pull the US into the war on Israel's side.

More to the immediate point, also during Johnson's "watch", American agents of Israel clandestinely secured large amounts of fissile material from American sources under false pretenses and transferred it to the rogue state.

Israeli spies continued to steal materials and knowledge over the subsequent decades. During the same period, Israel shared this stolen technology with its sister apartheid regime in Boer South Africa.

IN RECENT YEARS Israel has devoted its well-developed expertise at re-investing last year's foreign aid as this year's campaign contributions-- and its ability to intimidate or marginalize the few American politicians who will not be bought-- into a broad, self-serving capture of American resources far beyond the already enormous economic and military foreign aid it receives.

Leveraging the bizarre and still unexplained events of 9/11, the little Middle Eastern state has induced the pissing away of $trillions taken from American men and women-- or saddled onto American children as debt-- along with the lives of tens of thousands of our young people, either dead or grievously wounded, and American moral stature world-wide as well. This treasure, blood and international respect has been spent on the facilitation of Israeli expansion through the violent destabilization and outright destruction of regional roadblocks and competitors in the form of Iraq, Libya and a seriously wounded but still surviving Syria.

The received and ridiculous story-line supporting all these American sacrifices has been that we are fighting "terrorists" "over there". Somehow these "terrorists" harbor a deadly hatred of our values and unique enmity for the United States, but are mysteriously disinterested in coming here to do anything about it.

That is, for some reason, we are to believe, these "terrorists" prefer that their own homes be the devastated fields of battle instead of ours. Guess they don't really hate us THAT much...

By a further remarkable coincidence, these "American values-hating terrorists" all happen to live exclusively in places "over there" which stand in the way of Israeli ambitions. None, somehow, happen to live in equally-Muslim Indonesia, or Azerbaijan, or Bangladesh, or anywhere else not inconvenient to Israel.

Current efforts are devoted to pushing the U.S. into violent aggression against Iran, as well, at the same but ever-more acute risk of a fatal confrontation with Russia that has attended the assault on Syria over the last several years. Iran is a target of particular Israeli interest due to its generous support of Lebanese defense against repeated Israeli invasions and long-standing plans to seize its neighbor's water resources.

THE POINT OF THE FOREGOING HISTORY LESSON, of course, is that not only is Israel a state prohibited from receiving US aid under 22 U.S.C. §§ 2799aa and 2799aa-1, but it is a particularly egregious violator of the practices condemned by these statutes. It is also plainly a violator which has clearly become utterly contemptuous of the America that has so steadily failed to punish it for its many and continuing offenses.

The legal obligation of the Trump administration to sanction Israel for these many and continuing offenses, in fidelity to the law and in defense of America's national dignity, is correspondingly stark and grave. Trump's failure to do so is thus that much more egregious an offense on his part.

And yet, not only has the Trump administration not made the required determination, and not only does it continue to send Israel more United States economic and military aid than any other country by far, but it bends over backward (and forward) at the command of Israeli officials. It seems as though Donald Trump and many of his appointees work for them, and not for us.

I WANT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION to faithfully execute the laws of this land. In regard to 22 U.S.C. §§ 2799aa and 2799aa-1, this means no more foreign aid to Israel.

And frankly, even without these laws and their requirements, I'm tired of America being made Israel's prostrate, "Thank you, sir, may I have another" poodle, carefully looking away and saying and doing nothing every time the rogue state commits crimes here and elsewhere.

I'm especially tired of our great country being wielded, by way of bought-off, intimidated or religiously-delusional American politicians, as Israel's weapon of mass destruction against all the men, women and children of any neighbor it finds inconvenient.

How about you?

Here's the bottom line: If nothing is done to compel Donald Trump to obey the law and cut-off Israel's foreign aid (and nothing WILL be done, by Congress or any court), YOU AND I can make it happen all on our own. See this page.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

December 11- In 1792, King Louis XVI of France is put on trial for treason by the revolutionaries.  In 1816, Indiana becomes the 19th sovereign American state and is admitted to the union as such.  In 1971, the Libertarian Party of America is founded.  In 1975, the price of first-class postage rises from 10 to 13 cents.  In 1985, General Electric acquires NBC.  In 1997, a federal judge orders Microsoft to unbundle Internet Explorer from its "Windows" operating systems.  In 2008, Bernie Madoff is arrested and charged in connection with an alleged $50 billion "Ponzi" scheme, even while the perpetrators of the "Social Security" Ponzi scheme remain at large.


A Nice Victory Involving A Courteous, Respectful IRS

Even the bad-rep tax agency can be a good and faithful public servant when it knows the jig is up.

WARRIOR D. SHACKELFORD RECENTLY SENT ME a nice federal victory for 2016. This victory, in addition to being a fairly large amount, and on an amended return-- with interest, has a special feature.

It turns out that D. had made a math error on the amended return by which he reclaimed money improperly withheld from him during 2016. The IRS, acting diligently and in the true spirit of its mission as a servant of the People, caught D.'s mistake and fixed it for him. This faithful agency action resulted in D. receiving a refund several thousand dollars larger than he asked for.

Here is D.'s refund:

Here is the amended return D. filed to correct his prior "ignorance tax" return. Notice that while D. had accurately listed the total of all federal income tax withholdings sent to Uncle Sam on line 12 of his return ($26,354.00), he mistakenly entered a lower figure as the "total payments" amount on line 17 ($24,380.00). D. then finished his refund-claim calculations using the lower figure.

Happily, the IRS agent processing D.'s return noticed the mistake and corrected the refund claim back up to the total amount withheld figure less the amount already refunded on D.'s original return. This diligence resulted in D. getting all he actually had coming to him, where otherwise he would not have.

It's nice to see concrete demonstrations like these, as we occasionally do, that the IRS has good people who will go the extra step in doing their jobs. Well done, unknown agent!

And WELL DONE D., of course!!

GOTTA LOVE THIS HERO!! D. is tuck-pointing the tattered brickwork in the rule of law on which we all rely to shield us from arbitrary power, and draining the swamp at the same time. Hats off to him!!

And D. is not alone, of course. His excellent victory joins those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here. Each constitutes another critical step toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.

Don't you wish your victories were proudly posted, too?

It's easy. Stand up on behalf of the law, and then share the evidence.

That's all there is to it!

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Hey, People! It's Time For A 15th Anniversary Holiday Special!!

Any excuse for a party, right? How about a free CtC to help you celebrate?!

I THINK WE'D ALL AGREE that sometimes the truth can be a pesky thing-- demanding, disturbing, and seriously inconvenient. The fact is, when you know the truth, you have to act on it, or be party to a lie; and when that lie is old, entrenched, vigorously defended and comfortingly familiar, the correcting truth can be very hard to learn, and even harder to act upon.

That's why one of the most challenging gifts to receive this holiday season is a copy of 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America'.

Learning the truth about the income tax means setting aside misconceptions nurtured for a lifetime. Acting on that truth means abandoning lifelong servility to the state through the offices of the IRS-- the one organization whose carefully cultivated reputation as a rabid junkyard dog is feared by everyone in America.

Both of those things are really hard!

However, those very same challenges also make 'Cracking the Code-...' the most rewarding gift to get or give this holiday season.

After all, how better could you communicate to those you love the high degree of esteem in which you hold them? How more certain of your high regard could they be made, after such a display of your faith in their character?

(Helping them stop unnecessary losses of up to 40% or more of their earnings each year goes over pretty well, too, by the way...)

So, pass out a little panic this year.

Then stand back and watch your special someone stand tall, like the real American he or she was born to be.

Oh, and by the way...

It being the season for giving, I'm gifting YOU with a free CtC to give to that special someone!

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: For every two items at full price on a single order postmarked between now and December 31, 2018-- books, warrior-wear or Companion CDs-- I'll throw in a fresh and shiny new copy of CtC at no charge. All you have to do is write, "Send me CtC for free, Pete!" on the printed form or note you send with your order. It's that simple!


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The Delightfully Sardonic John Prine Shares A Little Perspective

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

December 12- In 1787, Pennsylvania becomes the second of the several states to ratify the United States Constitution and authorize the new version of the federal government.  In 1812, the French army turns back from its invasion of Russia.  In 1870, Joseph Rainey, the first black elected to the U.S. House, begins the first of four terms.  In 1901, Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal.  In 1963, Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.  In 2000, the United States Supreme Court issues its ruling in Bush v. Gore, overruling the Florida Supreme Court's decision concerning the certification of voting results in the presidential election.  In 2012, North Korea successfully launches its first satellite into orbit around Earth.


Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

FIND AND SHARE this video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/4UKUs9ErBDU.

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.


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.


JFK conspiracy? No problem... Income Tax conspiracy? C'mon, man, don't be silly! How could that ever happen?!

Cognitive dissonance in action.


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.


The Law, In Seven 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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DUE TO CHRONIC AND ESCALATING interferences by ISPs (or others) which have made newsletter emails an extremely time-consuming and increasingly unreliable announcement mechanism, I have transitioned to alternative announcement methods. These include:

  • Twitter (click here to follow me and receive the announcement posts-- set for push notifications);

  • Facebook (click here to "like" the losthorizons page and receive the announcement posts);

  • GAB (click here to follow me and receive the announcement posts).

If you choose one of these social media options (or use them in addition to other means, as I wish you would), PLEASE get the full value out of them by diligently "liking" and "retweeting" or "sharing" or "reposting" my posts! That will significantly improve their visibility to others, and very much help the cause!!

  • My RSS feed:

(Members of the state CtC Warrior forums in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MI, MN, MO, NE, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA or WI, will continue to get the regular announcements if the membership is set to receive email updates.)

NOTE: I will still not be engaging in correspondence by any of these alternative, social media means-- those wishing to correspond should continue to use email for this purpose.

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

Hey, Gamers!


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.

VVisit losthorizons.com to get the counter-spells and get onto the real field of battle!




The craziness of the neo-con nutcases in Washington is starting to generate its predictable blowback, but on a much more dangerous scale than in the recent past.

Based on relentless hostile rhetoric and steady efforts at military encirclement the Russian Federation Armed Forces Command has concluded that the United States intends to launch a pre-emptive nuclear attack on Russia. While this perception continues to be fed, the risk of a prophylactic Russian first strike exists and grows more perilous.

The persistent, recently-escalated, plainly unfounded and deliberately provocative saber-rattling against Iran-- a long-time close ally and buffer-state of Russia's, the destabilization or regime-change within which would be another substantial threat factor-- has magnified the intensity of the peril.

So, more than ever...


What You Need To Know If CtC Doesn't Spread Like Wildfire RIGHT NOW So The Nut-Cases Can Be Stripped Of Their Resources


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

December 13- In 1636, the Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes the first American militia regiments.  In 1862, Robert E. Lee defeats Ambrose E. Burnside in the Battle of Fredericksburg.  In 1937, the Japanese army begins the Rape of Nanjing, China.  In 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts begin the final traversing of the lunar surface by human beings (so far).  In 1981, General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland in response to Solidarity's threat to the security of the existing communist regime.  In 2003, Saddam Hussein of Iraq is captured by units of the United States occupation.  In 2004, former Chilean Decider Augusto Pinochet is arrested over crimes committed while in office years earlier.


On Criminal Complaints For Filing False IRs

Getting practical on a core element of the "ignorance tax" scheme.


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

-Edward R. Murrow


The Biggest Snow-Job In World History: The Myth That 1913 America Adopted A Marxist Progressive Tax On "All That Comes In"

“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



Thank goodness the sun is now shining...


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 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...


A Review of CtC by Derek Cushman

You can also find this film at https://vimeo.com/175424277.


Regarding Trolleries

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



FFOR 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.



Why Does The Government Lie About 'Cracking the Code'?

THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION is the key to the restoration of the republic and the rule of law in America. See it below. (NOTE: It's very important that the entire 24 minutes be viewed.)

This video can also be found on YouTube at https://youtu.be/hgzzYl-eeUI.

Here are links to the two pages to which viewers are directed at the end of the film: The Crime of the Century and The Truth About The 16th Amendment.

The other two mentioned in the film are this one (the "bulletin board" stack of 1,200 or so posted refunds and other victories in knowledgably applying the law; and this one (the collection of resisted claims and the outcomes of those little battles).

PLEASE be a real activist

Accompany your emails and posts with with a strong admonishment to watch the film through, and that doing so will show the viewer an individual-empowering, state-restraining truth about the income tax which the government has been trying to keep hidden from view for 75 years and which that person really needs to know. w.

BY THE WAY, as is impossible to miss, I have neither the skills nor the tools to make even moderately good films. This is simply not my forte. Anyone able to do better is encouraged to talk to me about that.

As is ALSO impossible to miss, though-- even in my amateur production-- reader video testimonials have GREAT POWER. Send me yours.


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

December 14- In 1819, Alabama becomes the 22nd sovereign American state and is admitted to the union as such.  In 1902, the first Pacific telegraph cable is laid, from California to Hawaii.  In 1903, the Wright brothers make their first attempt in Kitty Hawk.  In 1911, Roald Amundsen and his team become the first to reach the South Pole.  In 1947, NASCAR is founded.  In 2008, an Iraqi journalist hurls his shoes at George W. Bush in a gesture of contempt and defiance during a news conference in Baghdad.


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple::






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.


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...


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.

Do you have a victory to share?  Click here to learn how to do so.

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.

Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

NEW! Orders of twelve or more books now come with a free DVD on request containing six informative and inspiring videos-- 112 minutes in all. Click here for the details.


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.

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?


Copy and post this one around, people!le!




Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the well-funded disinformation specialists class


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

December 15- In 1791, ratification by Virginia effects the first ten Articles of Amendment to the Unites States Constitution: The Bill of Rights.  In 1891, basketball is born, with the nailing of peach baskets on opposite walls of a gymnasium at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts.  In 1960, Richard Paul Pavlick is arrested for an effort to assassinate newly-elected president John F. Kennedy by car-bomb four days earlier, which was aborted at the last minute due to the unexpected presence of Jacqueline Kennedy.  In 2011, the bulk of US regular military forces withdraw from a devastated Iraq after 9 years of invasion and occupation.


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...


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.

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

-Thomas Jefferson

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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




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


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!!

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-James Madison

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)


The West Slips Down Another Step

by Patrick Armstrong

There is much on the Internet these days about documents allegedly hacked by Anonymous; these documents belong to the "Integrity Initiative" and describe a multi-country effort, funded by London and Washington, to counter "Russian propaganda" and "fake news". Since the initial story broke, a good deal of confusion has been laid down: Wikileaks is doubtful, and Anonymous itself is being evasive. On the other hand, Integrity Initiative doesn't entirely deny.

But even if entirely false, they would be in that curious category of "fake but true": Integrity Initiative does actually exist and here is its website. It is certainly engaged in anti-Russia propaganda. It publishes articles locking the barn door after the horses have escaped: yes, "Novichok" is terribly deadly but that doesn't mean it will kill you. But, if it isn't strong enough to kill you today, it may be strong enough to kill someone four months later. Its most memorable statement is surely this:

The Kremlin has invested more operational thought, intent and resource in disinformation, in Europe and elsewhere in the democratic world, than any other single player.

A statement that would stun anyone who's ever been in a hotel and gone channel cruising: RT's in there somewhere along with CNN, MSNBC, Fox, BBC, DW, France Télévisions, Rai and so on. A tiny voice in a bellowing crowd. But, after all, these are the people who tell us that Russia affected the US election with one FB message per 400 million others.


Click here to read the rest of this article

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

I hope you read all of Armstrong's article. It's very good.

Understand that the propaganda Armstrong decries, and the reckless bellicosity it is deployed to support, are made possible because the United States (that is, the federal government apparatus) has lots of other people's money with which to finance such lunacies.

The solution, of course, is simple: People (you and me) have to withhold the resources by which evil-- or even merely foolish-- state behaviors are financed. People (you and me) have to reclaim those resources for themselves in order to become capable of undoing what the ill-exercise of power has already put harmfully in place.

In short, We the People (you and me) have to do as the Founders meant for us to do, and stop fueling Washington's bad behavior. We must make ourselves once again strong-- at its expense-- just as it has made itself strong at our expense over the last 80 years!

Aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do that?

Now ask yourself this: Have I really done all that I can to urge everyone I know to also stand up and act in the only way that will really bring about change in my lifetime?


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


The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie


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Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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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.

"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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More Than Two Thirds Of The Several States That Collect "Income" Taxes Have Now Acknowledged The Truth About The Law As Revealed In CtC, And Have Issued Complete Refunds Accordingly!  See The Following Chart...





(How our forefathers responded to arrogant "Rule of Law defiers"...)





“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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The Willingness Of Some People To Trade Liberty For Convenience Is Without Limit...

Regarding "Tax Reform"

"Taxes are not raised to carry on wars, wars are raised to carry on taxes."

-Thomas Paine

Where To Find Things On This Site

Law Professor James Duane Says: "Don't Talk To The Police.  Period."

Honest Cops Agree


Films That Belong In Every Home Library


Ever Wonder How Much An Unrestrained FedState Would Like To Tap You For?


Warrior David Larson shares this beautiful little farce, wryly observing that, "Depositors have "..not lost one penny.." - OK we could agree on that simple statement  ..how about the purchasing power of that same penny 'not lost'?"


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics




Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

December 16- In 1773, patriots in Boston brew tea in the harbor.  In 1965, General William Westmoreland asks Defense Secretary McNamara to send 243,000 more young American men to Vietnam.  In 1989, Robert Smith Vance becomes the third United States federal judge killed during the 1980s in response to his judicial rulings.  In 1998, the United States and Britain do a little gratuitous bombing of Iraq in an effort to distract public attention from the impeachment proceedings going on against Bill Clinton.  In 2007, Presidential candidate Ron Paul raises a record $6 million+ in 24 hours.


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.