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Current Events and Continuing Education for January 7 through January 20, 2019

“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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You gonna do the right thing?

It's Resolution Time...


Here we are once again:

The Leviathan-Encouraged Season Of Lies


A great contribution to the community gets even better!

The Georgia Warriors Issue v2.0 Of Their State Income Tax Guide


I don't think I've heard any talking head pointing this out...

The Real "Cost" Of The Shutdown


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Trump Critics Of Syria Withdrawal Fueled The Rise Of ISIS'


Featured in recent editions:

An updated and ever-more important commentary:

What America Really Gets From The Ignorance Tax"


Sporting a nice IRS admission...

Warrior L. B. Shares A Great CtC Testimonial Video


CtC Warrior Greg Sutton has written a great paper on the revival of the income tax in 1913:

An Illuminating Snippet Of 16th Amendment History


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Russophobia and the Specter of War'


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


Willie Shields wants to talk to warriors:

Get Your Story On The Radio, Folks!



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


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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.

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Featured In This Update:

Part II Of The Bakersfield Seminar Is Posted


The Legislative History Of 6331(a) (The "Levy Authority")


A Review Of The New Film, 'Vice'


"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:

January 7- In 1782, the Bank of North America, the first United States national bank, opens for business (it continues today as Wachovia Bank).  In 1927, the first trans-Atlantic telephone call is made.  In 1953, Truman announces the development of the hydrogen bomb.  In 1980, Jimmy Carter signs off on a $1.5 billion dollar federal loan to the Chrysler Corporation.  Constitutional scholars are still scratching their heads and searching for the authority for that...  In 1999, the impeachment of Bill Clinton begins.  In 2015, shootings of curious character in the details suggesting false-flag possibilities but ascribed to Islamic extremists enraged by what they viewed as sacrilegious cartoons about Mohammed take place in Paris, France, and lead to a massive re-affirmation throughout the Western world of the unequivocal sacredness of unconstrained speech rights. 


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


Dallas, Darling!! February 16!

Be there for the next CtC Seminar in the Lone Star State!!

Click here for more information


So, It's Resolution Time!

What's it going to be? A Hallmark New Year, or a Grown-Up New Year?

AS EVERYONE KNOWS, there is a tradition of making resolutions with the start of a new year. The shedding of the old calendar and its replacement with a fresh one sets the stage for the shedding of old habits and practices which time has proven unwise, and their replacement with new ones that seem more likely to effect one's safety and happiness.

Less than a week ago American men and women all across the country raised a toast and grinned at each other. They all cheered as the clock struck midnight.

At the same time, inside their hearts each reveler faced-- and still faces-- a question. Should our cultural tradition of re-appraisal, and a slap on the re-set button, be taken seriously? Or will we again just let the "New Year" thing be another big party and then, after a day-off to let the hangover pass, settle back into delusional, self-destructive distraction and paralysis? That is, will we again, this year, sink back into the business-as-usual pretense that everything will be all right in the end without anyone having to break a sweat or be inconvenienced?

The people who live off your labor and the wealth you produce-- which otherwise would be going to the needs of your family and to the causes you favor-- and who are easing your liberties away from you day after day under one pretext or another, really, really want your answer to be "Party, Dude! Resolutions? I dunno...less partying in 2019, maybe? Hey, I've got it! I'll start using that old Stairmaster in the basement again!"

But could anything be crazier than to respond to this moment with that kind of tripe?

AS WEARISOME AS IT IS TO constantly be pointing out the ever-more-frantic assault on our unique, fragile and precious American system of Constitutional rule of law by a corrupt class with a firm grip on the levers of institutional power, I have to say this once again: If you don't recognize the cold, hard and tight hand of a burgeoning police state closing around you, you are in denial, or asleep.

Think about 24/7 universal surveillance by the NSA and other agencies of the state. Think about a prison population greater by far-- per capita!-- than even any outright, declaredly totalitarian state on the planet. Think about laws meant to be understood as requiring the purchase of government-mandated products and services.

Think about the militarized police army across the country, and how often its casual violence draws no punishment for the offenders. Think about a "civil forfeiture" structure whose haul for that militarized police army now exceeds the total amount stolen in all burglaries combined, nationwide.

Think about "free speech zones". Think about the punishment Lois Lerner, James Clapper, Hillary Clinton, and all the torturers didn't get.

Think about how government schools are operated these days, with ID tags and armed guards in the hallways, and children being arrested simply for being themselves. Think of all the kids in those schools that are routinely drugged away from normal developmental patterns.

Think of all the history, economics and critical thinking skills that are not taught to the vast majority of the nations school-kids, while deference to authority-figures and worship of the state are taught instead. Think about programs like, "See something, say something." The evidence is endless.

IF YOU DO PERCEIVE the cold, hard grip of that growing police-state, Hooray! You probably recognize that something has to be done, and quickly.

What you very much need to also recognize is that the truth about the income tax-- as exclusively revealed in depth in 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America', and as concisely summarized for easy intake and sharing in 'The Fascinating Truth About The 16th Amendment'-- has proven to be the one package of information which will motivate and inspire the average American to real activism on behalf of critical liberties and the rule of law in opposition to the threat.

I know some will not even consider the truth of what I've just said. They will imagine I'm just trying to sell books, and spend no time thinking about the actual record of events over the last fifteen years since CtC was written.

Please don't do that; please do think about that record, a useful picture of which can be found here. Then think about this: The information in 'The Fascinating Truth About The 16th Amendment', and what is linked from this site map page are all that anyone with the least bit of a head on his shoulders needs to in order to proceed, without a dime out-of-pocket. This isn't about me.

What this IS about is getting a large enough fraction of the American people up and at it.

And that means it's about YOU resolving to spread the links people need in order to get informed and inspired. It's about YOU resolving to make and share the inspirational videos I've been asking you for, and doing it TODAY. It's about you being an encouraging light to everyone, and driving out all discouragement and darkness.

Please make that resolution. Your liberty and the future well-being of your children rest on your choice.

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women. When it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.

-Learned Hand

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

January 8- In 1790, George Washington delivers the first State of the Union speech.  In 1835, the United States national debt hit $0 for the only time, after Andrew Jackson succeeded in shutting down the Second Bank of the United States (an early version of the Federal reserve).  In 1973, the trial of the Watergate burglars begins.  


A special article to be shared with all business owners:

In Modern America, The Season Of Truth Is All Too Often Followed By The Season Of Lies

...with the strenuous encouragement of the DCvers and their counterparts in many state capitals.

HERE'S A QUESTION FOR YOU: Are you willing to report to a government agency everything said to you by your neighbor?

Say, for instance, that the Department of Homeland Security published a "Statement Reporting Form" and the feds passed a law requiring anyone overhearing certain "statements of interest" to report it on one of these forms. The definition of qualifying "statements of interest" is published, but only as part of a 3.5 million-word code.

At the same time, it has been made clear to you that the feds very much want every statement reported to them. And failure to report statements that actually qualify is a crime.

The reporting form requires a signature under penalty of perjury attesting to the signer's knowledge and belief that any reported statement qualifies under the law. Lying about "knowing and believing" that the reported statement qualifies is a crime. But like most everyone else you know, you've never personally read the code, and so cannot actually know or believe that any given statement qualifies.

Under these circumstances, could you in good conscience report to the government everything your neighbor said to you? Or anything your neighbor said? Would you?

WOULD IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE in your answer to this question if your lawyer or your accountant advised you to just "report everything"? Or offered to fill the form out for you, leaving only the signature part to you?

Would you admit to yourself the simple, axiomatic truth that by reporting a statement, you were personally alleging it to be one in which the government should take an interest, in regard to which it will take various steps affecting your neighbor, the nature and consequences of which you do not know?

Would you admit to yourself that it is axiomatic that not all statements qualify as "statements of interest", or the government would just command everyone to report everything said by everyone else, and there wouldn't be any "best of my knowledge and belief" attestations, or statutes defining what qualifies for reporting?

Would you make the reports anyway, under the comforting rationalization that the government can be relied on to scrupulously sort out which allegation is true and which is not, and will leave your neighbor alone despite your testimony, if your reports really shouldn't have been made?

Would you still embrace that rationalization if you knew that elements of the government stood to benefit from treating as many statements as possible as "statements of interest"?

I trust that your answers to these questions are consistently "No!"...

SO, LET ME ASK YOU ANOTHER QUESTION: Why, over the next few months, will you report to the government on a "Payment Reporting Form" (whether denominated as a W-2 or a 1099) everything you paid to your workers or contractors?

You have to know that, in signing the W-3s or 1096s by which those "Payment Reporting Forms" are validated and transmitted, you are attesting to a personal knowledge and belief that what you report qualifies as a payment required to be so reported. And yet, you have never read the law laying out those qualifications.

It's possible that you have read a snippet or two of law relating to the subject. These would be snippets teased out of the whole enormous body of relevant law by an agency (the IRS or a state tax agency) that wants you to simply report everything-- because, as you know, it makes money on all "reportable payments".

But you know perfectly well that you haven't read ALL the law. Therefore, you cannot personally know that there aren't portions indicating that the payments you made DON'T qualify.

And you know that axiomatically not all payments qualify, or else there would be no definitions of those that are to be reported. So, you know that to whatever degree the definitions that you may have seen, and which may have appeared to be all-encompassing, simply cannot be all-encompassing, for the same reason.

NOW, I'M NOT SAYING that anyone in particular shouldn't report any particular payment, of course. Some payments DO qualify, after all.

I'm just asking how you, Mr. or Ms. Payor, really can, in good conscience, attest to something as "true to the best of your knowledge and belief" when, in fact, you really don't HAVE any relevant knowledge? And when you have no better basis for a belief than, "So-and-so told me to report these, or told me I'd get in trouble if I don't report them..."

Wouldn't doing so be, well, deeply immoral? As well as illegal?

In fact, wouldn't such a false declaration be a hypocritical violation of respect for the reason for the season that we all just celebrated last month?

So, how about this? How about instead of blithely making sworn declarations over the next few months which you cannot possibly know to be true, you spend a little time getting to know what the law says about what DOESN'T qualify for reporting?

How about doing that simple bit of moral and legal due diligence, so that you don't bear false witness against your workers and contractors (and commit the crime of perjury, as well) by attesting to hungry revenue agencies that your workers and contractors received reportable payments when maybe they did not?

Wouldn't that be better, both ethically and legally?

I'm just asking...

"Public virtue cannot exist in a Nation without private Virtue, and public Virtue is the only Foundation of Republics."

-John Adams


"When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime."

-Thomas Paine

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The Georgia CtC Warriors Have Upgraded Their Fed-State Linkage Guide!

More excellent work by an excellent state group.

LAST YEAR I WAS VERY PLEASED to post a guide to each state's tax statutes showing their reliance on the federal structure in the implementation of the state's income. This great and useful item had been researched and assembled by some of the Georgia CtC Warriors in a wonderful exercise of activism.

Today I'm even more pleased to post the State Income Tax Guide v2.0-- a significant upgrade by the same group of very good guys. This version includes ratings of the complexity with which each state has (or hasn't) buried its reliance linkages, along with very handy flow-charts complementing the verbatim statutory language.

Here is a sample portion of the first page of Alabama's entry, to illustrate what I mean:

AS BEFORE, the guide can be found at the bottom of my discussion of various state "adjustment" and "determination" pretenses here.

Btw, it occurs to me that this fine work by the Georgia Warriors is a wonderful example for some other group that might want to be inspired and choose to do something similar to replace the unfinished guide to state statutes criminalizing witness-tampering as in "frivolous return penalty" threats found here...

"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

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Some Good Perspective From The Delightfully Sardonic John Prine

Another guy who's always had his head screwed on pretty straight, even though with a decidedly whimsical tilt.



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:

  • A custom group on Google by which the newsletter emails will be delivered very much as in the past (click on the link and subscribe to the group-- leave all options in their default states);

  • Twitter (click here to follow me and receive the announcement posts);

  • 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 means-- those wishing to correspond with me should continue to use direct email for this purpose.

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

Hey, Gamers!


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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!




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:

January 9- In 1788, Connecticut becomes the fifth of the several states to ratify the United States Constitution and authorize the new version of the federal government.  In 1861, Mississippi becomes the second of the several states to secede from the Union.  In 1951, the United Nations headquarters in New York City opens for business.  In 1968, snow begins falling for the first (and so far only) time in Mexico City, continuing off and on for the next two days. In 2015, the alleged perpetrators of the shootings in Paris two days previously (the "Charlie Hebdo" shootings) are silenced by police gunfire.


The Cost Of The Current Government Shutdown

It'll surprise you...

HOW ABOUT... -$12 billion DAILY! That's NEGATIVE $12 billion, as in: $12 billion is what we are SAVING during the shutdown.

DAILY. That's each and every day, as in: $12 billion is what productive America is saving every single day during the shutdown.

Or up to that, anyway. (It's really not nearly that much right now, because the whole fed-gov is not shut down.)



BUT, OF COURSE, WE WON'T actually end up saving a single penny... There will be a routine and fulfilled expectation of "back-pay" for the idle federal workforce.

You know, like the back pay that you or anyone else you've ever known in the productive sector has routinely gotten when recalled to work after a layoff, making the whole thing just a paid vacation, right? That's how it's always gone for you, right?

Wrong! It COULD be argued that if the shutdown was a sacrifice for the rest of us (as the government class wants it assumed to be, else think about the implications otherwise...) then the federal workforce should also suffer. But that's not how it will go down. The way this will play out, as it always has done, will mirror the reality of the relationship between us and them illustrated in this graphic:

So the federal workforce will get a paid vacation, and you and I will have gotten nothing...

Well, nothing except for a nice opportunity to calculate and consider how much the 14,000,000 or so people being paid directly or indirectly by the feds for personal services are actually costing us, and to get a feel for how little real value is delivered by this grossly-overpaid horde.

Let's use it! Maybe it'll be the thing that awakens that stubbornly-close-minded family member or friend that's been such a piece of work for you over the years of trying vainly to educate him or her about the income tax.

Use this and this and this, to pick just a few of the resources available to you here.


ON A RELATED NOTE, in the paper yesterday (January 6) is a reprint of a USA Today article by Susan Tompor on the fact that issuing refunds of excessively collected taxes is a "non-excepted activity". That is, issuing refunds is one of the things carefully selected for "shut down" at times like these based on how much pain each will visit upon the American people.

The idea is that shutting down popular activities will motivate the American people to phone their congresscritters and the White House and yell at them all to get the Matrix back up and running at full steam. You all remember how the national parks get closed when these shutdowns happen during tourism months...

ANYWAY, this side note issue provides a great opportunity to remind everyone that the only reason most Americans' property can be held hostage and used as a lever against them by this "non-excepted activity" policy is that they are first of all victims of the "ignorance tax" scheme. Let's take this as also an opportunity for a more-than-usually-effective outreach to our neighbors.

Explain the facts to those neighbors. Give them printouts of that document above, and spread it in its .pdf form like wildfire all over the internet.

Remember, just like the bad guys say, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste!"

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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:

January 10- In 49 B.C., Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon.  In 1776, Tom Paine's 'Common Sense' is published.  In 1861, Florida becomes the third of the several states to secede from the Union.  In 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.  In 1920, the League of Nations holds its first meeting and ratifies the Treaty of Versailles, which ends World War I under terms which set the stage for World War II.


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:

January 11- In 1787, William Herschel discovers Oberon and Titania-- two moons of Uranus.  In 1805, Michigan is carved out of the Northwest Territory.  In 1861, Alabama becomes the fourth of the several states to secede from the Union.  In 1935, Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California.  In 1943, the United States and the United Kingdom relinquish imperial holdings in mainland China.  In 1964, the United States Surgeon General announces that smoking may be hazardous to the smoker's health.


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


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-James Madison

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)


Trump Critics Of Syria Withdrawal Fueled The Rise Of ISIS

by Max Blumenthal

President Donald Trump’s announcement of an imminent withdrawal of US troops from northeastern Syria summoned a predictable paroxysm of outrage from Washington’s foreign policy establishment. Former secretary of state and self-described “hair icon” Hillary Clinton perfectly distilled the bipartisan freakout into a single tweet, accusing Trump of “isolationism” and “playing into Russia and Iran’s hands.”

Michelle Flournoy, the DC apparatchik who would have been Hillary’s secretary of defense, slammed the pull-out as “foreign policy malpractice,” while Hillary’s successor at the State Department, John Kerry, threw bits of red meat to the Russiagate-crazed Democratic base by branding Trump’s decision “a Christmas gift to Putin.” From the halls of Congress to the K Street corridors of Gulf-funded think tanks, a chorus of protest proclaimed that removing U.S. troops from Syria would simultaneously abet Iran and bring ISIS back from the grave.

Yet few of those thundering condemnations of the president’s move seemed able to explain just why a few thousand U.S. troops had been deployed to the Syrian hinterlands in the first place. If the mission was to destroy ISIS, then why did ISIS rise in the first place? And why was the jihadist organization still festering right in the midst of the U.S. military occupation?

Too many critics of withdrawal had played central roles in the Syrian crisis to answer these questions honestly. They had either served as media cheerleaders for intervention, or crafted the policies aimed at collapsing Syria’s government that fueled the rise of ISIS. The Syrian catastrophe was their legacy, and they were out to defend it at any cost.


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

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

Unexplained by Blumenthal is that the real reason for all the aggression toward Syria by the United States is that Syria is a supporter of Hezbollah, and facilitates Iran's support of Hezbollah. Hezbollah is the Lebanese defensive organization preventing Israel from seizing chunks of southern Lebanon and its water and energy resources, which has long been a goal of Israeli policy. See more on this story here.

Thus, there IS no valid-- or even non-despicable-- justification for any of the blood and treasure shed in Syria by the United States. Every drop and every penny has been in service to an indefensible purpose, and all of it is made possible because the United States (that is, the federal government apparatus) has lots of other people's money with which to finance such behavior.

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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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

January 12- In 1932, Hattie Caraway becomes  the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate (Democrat from Arkansas).  In 1967, Dr. James Bedford becomes the first cryogenic corpsicle.  In 1971, the Reverend Philip Berrigan and five compatriots are indicted on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger and also do a "Guy Fawkes" in steam tunnels under federal buildings as a protest against the  U.S. activities in Vietnam.  In 1991, Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.


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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

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

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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:

January 13- In 1610, Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, the fourth moon of Jupiter.  In 1842, Dr. William Bryden is the sole survivor from attacks by Afghan guerillas on a British Army retreating from Kabul to Jalalabad during the first Anglo-Afghan war.  In 1893, U.S. Marines arrive in Honolulu to enforce the "Bayonet Constitution" imposed on the Hawaiians prior to annexation.  In 1968, Johnny Cash performs at Folsom Prison.


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.