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Current Events and Continuing Education for February 4 through February 17, 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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Vermont Warrior for the truth James Lambert shares...

The First Federal Victory Of 2019!


Trump and his operators make another desperately bad move...

Some Thoughts About The INF Treaty


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Venezuela: None Of Our Business'


Featured in recent editions:

Re: Wm. Barr; "Open Borders"; the new 1040; Roe v. Wade...

A Few Comments On A Few "Current Events"


Meet some of the beautiful heroes with whom you congregate:

More Warriors Stand Up And Speak!


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Mattis Dilemma'


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


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


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



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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week



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

- Thomas Paine

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")?


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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 4- In 1789, George Washington is unanimously elected first President of the United States by the Electoral College.  In 1792, Washington is unanimously re-elected.  In 1801, John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.  In 1861, delegates from six of the seceding states form the Confederate States of America.  In 1899, the Philippine-American War begins (a resistance of the Philippine population against American annexation of the country in which over a million Philippine citizens will be killed).      


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!!

(We're rapidly getting to the cut-off date, people...)

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The First Federal Victory Of 2019!

A full-bore admission by Uncle Sam, even while attempting a lame and transparent dodge.

VERMONT WARRIOR JAMES LAMBERT has shared what appears to be the first CtC-educated victory issued by the feds in 2019. This victory is over a filing for 2017, of course-- it is still too early for any filings concerning 2018 to have yet been processed, or likely even to have been filed.

James' victory, dated January 7, 2019, features a 100% surrender to his filing in the key respects of $0 "income" received; $0 tax owed:

Obnoxiously, this 100% admission of no income/no tax owed is accompanied by a government attempt to keep a good chunk of what was withheld from James anyway, as shown here:

The actual total withheld from James and reported on line 7 of his return is 4,010.71. This is the accurate total of all federal withholdings reported on James' form 4852 (and something clearly known by the IRS, because the $1,348.67 shown on the IRS notice above is exactly what James had entered on one of the three federal tax withheld lines on his 4852). See James' filing here.

The feds are proposing to keep $2,662.04 of James' money-- the total withheld under the provisions of Chapter 21 of 26 U.S.C.-- while having admitted that James did nothing for which he could owe such taxes. This admission is made both by the government's black-and-white statement shown above and by its agreement that everything withheld from James under the provisions of Chapter 24 of 26 U.S.C. are an "overpayment" which must be refunded.

Remember, withholding under the Chapter 21 provisions is based on the same alleged taxable activities as withholding under the Chapter 24 provisions. So in admitting that no activities validating the latter took place, the feds admit that none validating the former have taken place, either.

SO, THE FEDS ARE PROPOSING that James just take a chunk of what belongs to him (plus interest):

...while they keep the rest, and for no reason whatever. It appears to just be a matter of, "We've already got your money, and you should take this deal because we might just drag our feet coughing up the whole amount, and in the meantime you won't have any of it... Nyah, nyah, nah!" (See the whole admission/refund notice here.)

This puts me in mind of the "civil asset forfeiture" game practiced in some cases, where police departments make offers to victims of their scheme to "buy back" their stolen property at a price calculated to be less than cost and trouble of going through the legal hassles of recovering it outright.

ANYWAY, JAMES ISN'T HAVING any of it. This guy is the real deal, as made clear by his note to me when sharing these docs:

I say, "Hats off to James!" This guy is a real American hero (like all the other you can meet here).

“Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it political? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular – but one must take it simply because it is right.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 5- In 1778, South Carolina becomes the first of the several states to ratify the Articles of Confederation.  In 1918, Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German plane in a dogfight-- the first aerial victory for the U.S. military.  In 1919, United Artists is formed by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith.  In 1958, the U.S. loses a hydrogen bomb (still unrecovered) off the coast of Savannah, Georgia.  In 1968, the Battle of Khe Sanh begins.  In 1971, Apollo 14 lands on the Moon.  In 1988, CIA-asset-turned-Panamanian-strongman Manuel Noriega is indicted on "drug smuggling" and "money laundering" charges.      


Some Thoughts About The INF Treaty

Self-serving Deep State corruption endangers and impoverishes us all.

HERE WAS THE KEY VIRTUE of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty (INF): It served as an artificial buffer zone, allowing the USSR to keep US nuclear missiles at a 3,000 mile arm's length without actually having to occupy or control enough surrounding territory-- in Europe, especially-- in order to do so directly.

That is, the US has natural buffers by way of two oceans, east and west, and compliant neighbors to the north and south. The USSR (and later, Russia) maintained the integrity of these buffers, having no beachheads closer than many thousands of miles from serious US targets.

The USSR (and now Russia) had, and has, no such natural buffers to the west and south, nor much to the east, and in fact, has been repeatedly invaded from the west by countries now allied with, or puppets to, the US. Further, the US had (and has) established military bases throughout Europe (and, at the time, Turkey) in which unlimited firepower could be placed under US command and control.

While permitted intermediate-range nuclear missiles, these near-Russian-abroad US weapons emplacements represented the threat of practically-zero-warning attacks on Russian targets, with Russia possessing no countervailing capacity. The only non-INF solution for achieving parity (and the stability and safety of the Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) such parity provides) would be for Russia to push US emplacements back several thousand miles by occupying that much buffer territory in Europe.

The INF (which was purely and very deliberately a bi-lateral treaty between the USSR and the US, excluding all Western European participants and security concerns) prevented the US from having such missiles (which, in practical terms, meant preventing missile emplacements within the treaty-designated range). This provided for Russian security from the unbalancing threat and restored the stability and safety of MAD.

The alternative was the world at risk from a necessary hair-trigger Russian nuclear footing at all times, and/or Russian development of a corresponding encirclement of the US (which would have both nuclear powerhouses on a hair-trigger at all times).

So, the INF treaty was good and important, restoring the critical parity between nuclear superpowers on which the continued survival of the world depends.

BUT BY THE EARLY 21st Century, neo-con nutcases who had slithered into positions of power in the US had decided that parity and stability weren't good enough. They wanted US hegemony. They wanted to rule the world (or see it burn-- sometimes it's hard to tell).

So, in 2002 the US unilaterally abrogated the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty. This was the one that strictly limited measures intended to intercept and defeat incoming long-range ballistic missiles-- again for the purpose of maintaining the MAD-required parity on which world security from nuclear holocaust relies.

The danger of anti-ballistic missile systems is that a side that has built them and is crazy-enough to rely on them will be willing to consider a first-strike (which is to say, willing to use nukes against another nuclear-armed people) based on the calculation that the ABM system will defeat the adversary's retaliatory strike. Denied such systems, neither side will ever use its nukes because to do so is suicidal, even if the first-strike is "successful".

But the neo-cons then in power in the US DID (and DO) want to use their nukes.

THWARTED BY THE INF from menacing Russia with first strike capability based on being on Russia's borders with nuclear-armed cruise missiles barely 200 miles from Moscow itself and possibly able to destroy retaliatory capacity before it ever left the siloes, the neo-con nutcases running the show by 2002 dumped the ABM treaty. They placed their hegemonic hopes on developing an anti-ballistic missile capability, deeming it just about as good (if you ignore the fact that destroying incoming nukes would salt the atmosphere and eventually everything else with radioactive debris).

Slim Pickens was back in the saddle again!

But then those evil Russkies screwed things up. They developed hyper-sonic warhead delivery vehicles incapable of being intercepted by any currently-conceivable technology. The US abandonment of the ABM treaty was suddenly a dead-end.

SOME MIGHT HAVE BEEN PROMPTED to a wake-up moment by Russia's technological feat in developing these really quite remarkable solutions to the relentless US aggressions. Some might have shaken their heads, come to their senses and breathed a sigh of relief that they had never quite managed to have their crazy way.

At the same time, some might also recognize that even these hyper-sonic, unstoppable weapons are based far from the US, providing plenty of time for a US retaliatory strike to be launched should the occasion arise. Thus, even these spooky-fast Russian missiles are not first-strike weapons.

But not the neo-cons. Thwarted in their last workaround of the thwarting of their prior first-strike threat design but undaunted in their hegemonic lusts and fantasies, they now dump the INF treaty. The idea is to resume the close-quarters deployment strategy which the INF had prevented by virtue of the careful, grown-up labors of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.

The Russian response to that-- which again raises the idea, at least, of first strike capable of such rapid effect as to possibly prevent even lightning-quick Russian-based retaliatory weapons from ever leaving the siloes-- will likely be the deployment of their own missiles at locations ever-closer to the US, even possibly the encirclement of the US with ship-mounted hyper-sonic missiles.

However, the details are irrelevant. What IS relevant is that this entire business-- an increasingly costly and very much increasingly perilous arms race-- is the responsibility of the neo-con swamp creatures infesting Washington (and their deep-pocketed and deep-appetite clients in the armaments industries, along with every government apparatchik whose power, prestige and perks are polished up a bit by the pretense of a foreign threat to national security).

EACH AND EVERY ONE OF ALL THE REST OF US should be very, very bothered by what is going on here. Appalled and outraged, actually.

Each and every one of the rest of us ought to be lining up in opposition to this madness. We ought to be lining up to shut off all supporting spigots, both of political resources and, especially, of financial resources.

We have many sound reasons for doing so.

Even if the mere survival of the world (meaning that of you and your kids, among everyone and everything else) isn't enough of a motivation to deny air to the war-mongers, we should do it for the morality of the issue. Understand-- and I know this will sound strange to modern, conditioned American ears-- hegemony, which means "dominion" or "rule", even when exercised by the United States, is immoral.

This country betrays its founding principles in seeking hegemony over others, and especially in seeking global hegemony.

As Thomas Jefferson, one of the key intellectual Fathers of the American revolution and of the America that was born thereof, observed:

"[T]he mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride legitimately, by the grace of God."

Even American pretenses of "exceptionalism" do not excuse us from the sin thus described, when we presume to make decisions for others, or to simply impose our will upon them by force.

We ARE exceptional-- insofar as we are a people organized under, and respectful of, the principle of self-determination and consent of the governed. We are NOT exceptional, and rather are just the next tyrants to come down the pike, when we betray that principle by interfering in the choices made by others, even under the pretense that we somehow know or are properly able to decide that those choices are ill-made, or "involuntary".

The myths told by wanna-be hegemons about everybody who doesn't bend to our bidding being the victims of dictators and autocrats and what have you, from whom they deserve to be freed by the ministrations of US military power are, for the most part, just that-- myths. Precious few regimes ever cling to power without a necessary level of support (or at least, deliberate complacency) from the governed.

And even where a seemingly-credible case could be made for viewing any people as especially meriting our friendship and succor, or especially meriting our enmity, wisdom says we should still treat the matter as none of our business. Wisdom says we must recognize that even extreme cases of this kind are just dicey challenges to accuracy in appraisal, and fertile soil for perverse incentives.

I dearly hope that we will soon see an end to the madness that has Washington in its grip and has led to decades of provocations of a Russia which, fairly considered, has been by comparison a model of turn-the-other-cheek restraint and forgiveness. If we do not, I deeply fear we will not see much of anything, soon.

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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.


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

February 6- In 1782, South Carolina bans paper money, after a thorough lesson in its inherent and unavoidable evils.  In 1788, Massachusetts becomes the sixth of the several states to ratify the United States Constitution and authorize the new version of the federal government, under the charter of which the federal government is given no authority to emit bills of credit or other paper "money", but may only coin money-- a limited authority in harmony with the identical prescription that the several states may not emit bills of credit, nor make any thing but gold or silver a tender in payment of debts.  In 1815, New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter (for a line between New Brunswick and Trenton).  In 1959, the first patent is issued for an integrated circuit; and a Titan ICBM is successfully test-fired for the first time.  In 1989, the "Roundtable" talks begin in Poland, marking the beginning of the end of communist domination of Eastern Europe.



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.


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 direct 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 straight to your inbox (click on the link and subscribe to the group-- leave all options in their default states);

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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!!

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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!




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:

February 7- In 1795, the Eleventh Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.  In 1904, a fire breaks out in Baltimore, Maryland which will burn for 30 hours and destroy more than 1,500 buildings.  The city rebuilds and moves on without the assistance of FEMA.  Mayor Robert Lane declares, "To suppose that the spirit of our people will not rise to the occasion is to suppose that our people are not genuine Americans. We shall make the fire of 1904 a landmark not of decline but of progress." He refused all offers of assistance, stating, "As head of this municipality, I cannot help but feel gratified by the sympathy and the offers of practical assistance which have been tendered to us. To them I have in general terms replied, 'Baltimore will take care of its own, thank you.'".  In 1962, the United States bans all imports from, and exports to, Cuba.  In 1964, the Beatles arrive in America.  In 1990, the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to relinquish its monopoly on power in the USSR.  In 1991, the IRA fires mortar rounds at Britain's Prime Ministerial offices at 10 Downing Street, London.  In 1992, the European Union is created with the signing of the Maastricht Treaty.


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

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Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free' commentaries?

Set Your Church Free

Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's ministerial community. This must change.

You're a passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular contributions of fuel from the passengers to keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable waterfall ahead, and note a soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger each day. What does common sense suggest?


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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:

February 8- In 1692, a doctor in Salem Village, Massachusetts suggests that two daughters of the village minister may be suffering from bewitchment.  In 1865, Delaware votes to reject the Thirteenth Amendment and continue the practice of slavery.  In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America is incorporated.  In 1922, the first radio is installed in the White House by President Warren Harding.  In 1978, United States Senate proceedings are broadcast on radio for the first time.  In 1993, General Motors (then a private company) sues NBC over a "Dateline" episode, alleging that the show's producers rigged GM vehicles to catch fire after crashes.  NBC settles the next day.


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.

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Venezuela: None Of Our Business

by Thomas Knapp

On January 23, the President of Venezuela’s National Assembly, Juan Guaido, was sworn in as “interim president.” In what was presumably a pre-coordinated move, Guaido’s administration was quickly recognized by the governments of the United States, Canada, and several countries in Latin America.

Guaido’s claim rests on a provision in Venezuela’s constitution which allows him to assume the office should it become vacant. The Assembly says that it is. Nicolas Maduro, elected to a second term as president in 2018, begs to differ. A number of countries, including Russia and China, continue to recognize his government.

All of which seems either remarkably simple or incredibly complicated, depending on who you ask and which side they’re on. From an American who’s on neither side, like me, it comes down to two simple facts:

First, Venezuela’s government does not and never has represented any kind of military threat to the United States. It has never invaded the United States. It has never attacked the United States. It has never threatened to do either, nor does it seem to be well-equipped to do so if it desired to.

Secondly, Venezuela is not and never has been either a state or territory of the United States. It achieved independence from Spain in 1821 as part of the Republic of Gran Colombia, and became a completely independent nation in 1830.

Taken together, these two facts lead inexorably to one conclusion:

How Venezuelans choose to conduct their political affairs never has been and is not now the business of the US government. One need support neither Maduro nor Guaido to reach this conclusion. It’s simply not up to Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Marco Rubio, or any other American politician to run Venezuela.


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

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

And you can't argue with him, can you? It's NONE OF OUR BUSINESS.

Everyone knows this, but those in Washington-- equipped with money and the power money brings-- simply don't care. They have something to gain from interfering in Venezuela's affairs, and will do so unless they are stripped of the requisite resources.

These people won't stop just because anyone disapproves of what they do. They will only stop because people cease sending them the money with which they act. Thus, as with so many other matters of the swamp, the only solution is the CtC solution, which is to say, the Founders' solution.

That is, 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?

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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:

February 9- In 1737, Thomas Paine is born.  In 1775, the British Parliament declares Massachusetts to be in rebellion.  In 1861, Jefferson Davis is elected Provisional President of the Confederate States of America.  In 1889, the USDA is established as a cabinet-level federal agency.  In 1942, Daylight Savings Time goes into effect in the United States.  In 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy declares the United States States Department to be riddled with communists.  In 1965, the first United States ground combat troops begin making their way to South Vietnam (there had been "advisors" there for some time already).  In 1991, Lithuania declares independence from the USSR.   


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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

February 10- In 1933, New York City's Postal Telegraph Co. introduces the "Singing Telegram".  In 1962, captured United States spy Francis Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.  In 1996, 'Deep Blue' becomes the first computer to defeat a chess grandmaster (Garry Kasparov). 


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.