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The Lost Horizons News

Mid-Edition Update for February 25, 2019

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Featured In This Update:

On Domestic Hobgoblin Mongering


Four New Voices In The CtC Community


A Friendly Letter To Elon Musk


Featured In Recent Editions:

On "Cherry-Picking"


Briefly, In The News: Elizabeth Warren; and The "Green New Deal"


Re-Opening The National Forum


Part III Of The Bakersfield Seminar Video Is Posted


Why Congress Will Never "Just Pass A Law" Enacting The "Ignorance Tax"


Other Voices: Three New Warrior Testimonials


Rand Paul In Defense Of Free Speech, And Is Marco Rubio A Traitor?


Part II Of The Bakersfield Seminar Video Is Posted


The Legislative History of 26 U.S.C. § 6331(a) (The "Levy" Authority)


Part I Of The Bakersfield Seminar Video Is Posted


Four New Voices (And More Than A $Half Million In Newly-Shared Victories)


On Tax Agency "Determination" Authority


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


BTW, Don't Miss These Items Of Interest:

Regarding State Group Membership


The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart


Why Are You Not Doing This?


Project Paradigm-Shift


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!


A "Pragmatic" Perspective On The Tax And The Rule Of Law


Illuminating Anniversaries For This Week


And Hey! Don't miss the great stuff in the main page of this edition!


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.


"The preservation of a free government requires, not merely that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained, but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the great barrier which defends the rights of the people. The rulers who are guilty of such encroachment exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are TYRANTS. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them and are slaves….."

-James Madison


No one can guarantee success in all they do in life. But anyone can guarantee that they DESERVE success in anything they do.


Columbia, Cupcake!! April 6th!

Be there for the next CtC Seminar in the Palmetto State!!

It's Time To Reserve A Seat, People!

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On Domestic Hobgoblin Mongering

The Permanent State has learned how to milk hysteria about threats from within as well as from without.

MOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST A PASSING FAMILIARITY with Hobgoblin Mongering. This is the political-hack-practice of beating the drums about alleged threats against The People from some demonized Other in order to generate support for the growth or perpetuation of state power or prerogatives which are of benefit to the political hack class.

In simple terms, this is how Hobgoblin-Mongery plays out: A foreign people or place which has been groomed by relentless besmirchment with insults and lies by state officials and their organs in the press and popular culture industry is then held up as an imminent threat to our physical safety, or to the American Way of Life, or at least to our delicate sensibilities. Think: Russia; Iran; "radical Islam"; or, most lately, Venezuela (of all things)...

The pretended threat is then fanned into a call for war of some kind or another (metaphorical or real-deal). This, of course, is accompanied by a call for a corresponding growth in state wealth and power in order to properly prosecute the war.

Here is how a few wise folks describe this hoary but perpetually-successful scam:

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

-H.L. Mencken


“Taxes are not raised to carry on wars, wars are raised to carry on taxes.”

-Thomas Paine


“The fetters imposed on liberty at home have ever been forged out of the weapons provided for defence against real, pretended, or imaginary dangers from abroad.”

-James Madison


"War is the health of the State."

-Randolph Bourne

AS I SAID, MOST EVERYONE has at least a passing familiarity with the idea of "foreign threat" Hobgoblin- Mongery. Much less well recognized, however, is the fact that Hobgoblin-Mongery is practiced just as vigorously and effectively on a domestic political level as well, here in America-- even though in a more disjointed fashion.

Domestic politics in this country has for years been the playground of a two-winged predator variously described as the "Deep" or "Permanent" State (the latter being the better descriptor, because "Deep" implies concealment when really, none is being practiced). This vulture consists of entrenched and embedded beneficiaries of state power and wealth.

These beneficiaries range from crony capitalists using state power to maintain competitive advantages in business, through dynastic (and in some cases, life-tenured) political and media players enjoying perks and privileges and prestige, and through opportunistic sharks who have learned how to grab nourishing bites from the well-filled state trough now and then. The broad base of the Permanent State pyramid consists of the several million worker bees in government employment slots who enjoy greater comfort and value than these same folks could achieve in a competitive free market (at least, for the level of effort they are prepared to expend).

The broad categories just described comprise the body of the Permanent State. The "wings" of this bird consist of what has long since been sorted into two purportedly adversarial factions, one characterized by what is colloquially-known as "leftist" inclinations, and the other by colloquially-labeled "rightist" inclinations.

Each of the two wings of the Permanent State are used by the bird with ever-increasing sophistication to threaten the American people as a whole and within each of its insular political and cultural divisions with an "Other" enemy on the domestic front. These domestic threats serve as a force-multiplier in the Leviathan-State-swelling assault on the rule of law which is simultaneously being made under the mantle of the "foreign Other" hobgoblin threat.

FOR INSTANCE, right now there is a ferocious demonization being fanned into flames by the "left" wing against Western Civilization and the folks who wrote and bequeathed to us the rule of law embodied in the United States Constitution and the Constitutions of the several states. "Dead white males" (and live ones, too), along with the culture and history with which they are associated have been turned by Permanent State organs into dire hobgoblins threatening the well-being of everyone else.

The clamor arises for a strengthened State and weakened individual liberties (of speech, religious practice, economic behavior, and so on) in order to protect the supposed victims of these hobgoblins. Even within the ranks of what are otherwise the alleged victims of white privilege, divisive hobgoblin mongering is perpetrated, with blacks and Hispanics being fanned in animus against Asian-American competitors for slots in universities.

AT THE SAME TIME, the "right" wing fans its own hobgoblin threats. These include threats of cultural subversion and religious war within our shores at the hands of Muslims-- immigrant or home-grown; predatory recreational-drug-addled zombies; and various assaults on individual rights liberties (i.e., 2nd Amendment rights and others, which are ironically under attack in large part under the mantle of the war on drugs which only exists due to the support of the same "conservatives" who decry its effects).

These "right"-oriented hobgoblins generate a clamor of their own from much of the remainder of the American people for the flinging from the life-raft of meaningful privacy rights and much of the substance of real due-process of law.

The end result of both wings beating is a steady pressure from all sides of the American political landscape for the erosion of the rule of law generally. That, of course, which means the strengthening of the arbitrary power and wealth of the Permanent State and all its apparatchiks, clients and cronies at the expense of all the rest of us (who can be fairly characterized as members of the productive class).

Now THAT'S a pretty grim picture, and no mere hobgoblin. The very real evil effect of this Permanent-State Hobgoblin-Mongery can be seen illustrated here:

This explosion in the State's size (and hence, it's power and significance relative to those of The People) imposes an inevitable distortion of citizen focus and resource-targeting away from productive, general-prosperity-generating choices and into subordination to the whims of those now exercising all that power.

Rather than producing efficiently (and enjoying, along with the rest of society, the benefits of that wealth-generation) Americans are increasingly forced into decision-making in their businesses (and their lives in general) per the diktats of petty functionaries with clipboards. Inevitably, the interests of those petty functionaries, and of those to whom they answer, are their own, at bottom.

Individual liberty and the astonishing wealth-generating capacity of an actual free market are both left on the cutting-room floor of this Hobgoblin-theater production. No problem for the State-- while the sacrifice diminishes the wealth of all the rest of us, the State's minority contingent of the population still captures from the rest of us a greater net benefit than it gets as common participants in an un-afflicted economy (until the sustained predation and distortion ends up killing the golden goose and we all fall into darkness).

OF COURSE, THERE IS A REMEDY... But there is only one, and the Permanent State is struggling hard with focused disinformation and other forms of official corruption to keep the American people from learning about it.

This remedy is one put into place by the far-seeing Founders at the time of America's infancy. You can learn about it here, or if you already know of this remedy, you can spread this critically-important knowledge by sharing this article.

Understand, the Founders' preferred remedy, as shown in the link above, is peaceful and proven-- a tried-and-true solution completely respectful and harmonious of all our foundational political and legal traditions and principles. It is the only solution to today's looming Leviathan problem of which those things can all be said.

(And because it is the only solution about which all those good things can be said the Founders' solution discussed at the link above is the only one able to really engage the interest of enough Americans to actually effect the shrinkage of the State into its proper size. This is why the State has been engaging in unprecedented efforts to suppress public knowledge of this solution, as discussed here.)

We owe it to ourselves and our children to use it and to vigorously encourage every other American to do the same.

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Notes And Tips For Educated Filers

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Four New Voices In The CtC Community

More American heroes stand up and brighten the landscape.

Preston Taylor

Keith Lee

Dean Malone

Ian Connors

WOW! How can you not love and respect every one of these heroes!! These good folks, stepping foursquare into the sunlight, speaking their truth loud and proud in the public square, truly know how to,

So, where is YOUR stand-up, Being-the-Storm video testimony? This is easy to do, and very important. See (and carefully read) these guidelines and encouragements.

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A Letter To Elon Musk

...friendly, informative, and, we can hope, eye-opening; and with a follow-up brain teaser!

LAST WEEK CtC WARRIOR ROD SCHMIDT shared with me a letter he had written to prominently-outside-the-box thinker Elon Musk, of Tesla and SpaceX fame. Liking Rod's outreach effort very much, I am pleased to post it here, for the appreciation and inspiration of others.

Elon Musk

Corporate Secretary, Tesla, Inc.

3500 Deer Creek Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Summary: The income tax is a bubble and it is in the process of crashing, as more and more people learn about the Big Lie we were told in 1942. The Lie is that the income tax is a direct tax and that all profits are “income.” The truth is that the income tax is an excise and that “income” means only profits acquired as a result of exercising a government-granted privilege. The man who is best measuring this crash is Pete Hendrickson, phendrickson@losthorizons.com

1. According to the Constitution, all taxes must fit into one of the mutually exclusive “two great classes,” namely: direct taxes and indirect taxes. [Pollock v. Farmers Loan & Trust Co., 157 U.S. 429, 39 L.Ed. 759, 158 U.S. 101, 39 L.E. 1108]

2. According to the U.S. Supreme Court, an income tax is an excise and not a direct tax. [Brushaber v. Union Pacific R. Co., 240 U.S. 1 (1916) (“…the conclusion reached in the Pollock Case did not in any degree involve holding that income taxes generically and necessarily came within the class of direct taxes on property, but, on the contrary, recognized the fact that taxation on income was in its nature an excise…”)]

3. In 1942, amid wartime pressures and patriotism, somehow the government convinced all U.S. companies that the money they were paying workers (as well as their own earnings) was taxable “income,” starting the familiar rituals around W-2s and withholding. See: losthorizons.com/The16th.htm

4. In each instance where money earned IS the result of the exercise of a government-granted privilege (e.g. administering labor law, or profitably extracting ore from government land), that money qualifies as “income” under the Internal Revenue Code. [1][2]

5. In each instance where the money earned is NOT the result of the excise of a government-granted privilege, that money does not qualify as “income” and it is actually a crime (perjury, etc.) to withhold taxes on that money and to sign any kind of form declaring that money to be taxable “income.”

6. In 2003, Pete Hendrickson discovered the Big Lie and the proper way for people to accurately report earnings and withholdings, and to recover money incorrectly withheld or paid-in.

7. Hendrickson himself was the first American in history to obtain a complete refund of all taxes withheld, including FICA. See: losthorizons.com/overpay.htm.

8. Making use of Hendrickson’s research, an exponentially growing number of Americans have been obtaining similar refunds since 2003. See: losthorizons.com/BulletinBoard.htm.

9. The government has used a variety of ineffective methods (some of them tyrannical, some ridiculous) to try to stop this exponentially growing flood. See losthorizons.com/A/CrimeOfTheCentury.htm. The government has NEVER used any of the methods that are available and that would be lawful to use IF Hendrickson had been wrong about the excise nature of the tax, the Big Lie, and his method of filing 1040 and 4852 returns. See for example: youtube.com/watch?v=105GKdmJ9HU. See also: losthorizons.com/FRP/IRSFRPFraud.htm

Rod Schmidt

[1] To help obscure this fact, the Internal Revenue Code does not define “income.” If you ask a CPA or tax attorney for the definition of “income” you will often be given 26 U.S.C. § 61 which is instead the definition of a different term, “gross income” – and, if it HAD been the definition of “income,” would have been a circular definition as the definition basically says “gross income means all income,” and no more defines "income" than the expression, "Gross floogle means all floogle from whatever source derived" defines "floogle".

[2] Instead, the definition of “income” is established by its statutory and Constitutional usage, with the Supreme Court having declared the "income" tax to be an excise, and excise taxes to be "privilege taxes": "[T]axation on income [is] in its nature an excise, entitled to be enforced as such..." Brushaber v. Union Pacific R. Co., 240 U.S. 1 (1916), a unanimous court re-iterating its conclusion in Pollock v. Farmer's Loan & Trust, 157 U.S. 429 and 158 U.S. 601 (1895); "As was said in the Thomas case, 192 U. S. 363, supra, the requirement to pay [excise] taxes involves the exercise of privileges..." Flint v. Stone Tracy Co., 220 U.S. 107 (1911).

GREAT JOB, Rod! I dearly hope that Musk sees the letter and reads it. The only thing I might do to improve this in a next go 'round is include early on, maybe in the "summary" at the beginning, a caution to the effect of,

"NOTE: the government has been struggling to suppress the information I am revealing to you here ever since these revelations were first published in 2003. This has included a series of pretended legal attacks directed at the author of these revelations-- and eventually even his wife-- in a corrupt effort to shut him up, or at least create the false impression that his material has been officially disputed.

When you carefully read the material below, you will see that this is not so, and that government claims to the contrary are no more trustworthy than U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper's March 12, 2013 testimony under oath to Congress that the NSA doesn't wittingly spy on any Americans."

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Speaking Of Wake-'Em Ups...

...and keeping in mind that spreading the word is JOB ONE...

EVER WONDER why the government has gone to such careful and deliberate lengths to lie about the content of CtC, falsely claiming that I argue that only federal workers are subject to the income tax?

Give it a moment's thought. It's obvious that this is done in order to PRETEND that there is a flawed argument in the book.

Equally obvious is the fact that this embarrassing lie would only be committed because there actually ARE no flawed arguments in the book by which it can be validly disputed or disparaged!

I'm sure everyone sees the power in the point...

USE THIS, people!

This and other overt and easily-proven lies (see a collection here) are wonderful outreach tools! Reach out with them!!


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The Entire Legal And Practical Truth About The Income Tax In Three Short Sentences

Focus on these simple points and you can teach anyone the truth about the tax.

1. The income tax is an excise.

2. Excise taxes are taxes on the gainful exercise of privileges.

3. You probably didn't earn your money by exercising any taxable privilege (or earned very little that way).

Inarguable (and nowhere disputed) proof of the first two statements above can be found concisely spelled-out in this little 7-page document. Whether the third is true for any particular person can be determined by consulting this guide to understanding "income-taxable privilege".



A Wise Warrior On What's Really At Stake


DON DON LA VIGNE, a long-time warrior and real American grown-up, shares a nice and inspiring testimonial on what CtC has done for him for over nine years now:


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

-Proverbs 25:26


"A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow


(Click on Saruman to see what he means...)


See Who's Really Been Lying About The Tax


Daft And Despicable Deniers

What the hell is wrong with these people?!


CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE how abysmally stupid someone would have to be to continue to doubt or deny that CtC has revealed the actual, complete and insurmountable truth about the income tax in light of the overwhelming mountain of historical, legal, practical and logical evidence to the contrary? (Not to mention the outright lies and even ludicrous hoaxes the executive and some corrupt members of the judiciary have been caught at in desperate efforts to conceal the truth...)

Plainly any such denier must either be abysmally stupid or be an abysmally corrupt government official or other person who sees him or herself as benefitting from the lies about the tax by which America has suffered for 75 years now. Isn't this true?



A Few Good Folks With Good and Important Things To Say:

Find this film on YouTube at youtu.be/K0CYo57I3ks


How Do You Know When The State Is Lying?

An old joke, but in regard to this deceiver, not a laughing matter at all.

““When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith.

-Abraham Kuyper


Assessing The Damage From The Misapplication Of The Income Tax

Man, are Americans getting ripped off...!


Looking For A Litigator Who Wants To Do Well While Doing Good

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT presents details of a long-running (and still-ongoing) violation of the speech, conscience and due-process rights of two Americans. The offenses, in a nutshell, involve a federal district court attempting to dictate to these two folks-- word for word-- sworn "testimony" they are ordered to make in a legal contest with the government.

Click the link below to read the brief. You'll find it thoroughly supported with relevant testimony by the chief perpetrator and other similarly unambiguous exhibits.

The Civil Rights Lawsuit Documentation

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them, and these will continue till they have been resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."

-Frederick Douglass

"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


"A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him."

-Ezra Pound


A Michigan Version Of The "Watching The Watchmen" Amendment Has Been Proposed


Did you know…

 …The US may be the only country in the world where people working in the non-federal private sector must commit perjury in order to owe and pay ‘God’s things to Caesar’?

If you work in the private sector, stop falsely swearing that your private-sector earnings are federal “income”1.  Perjury is a crime.  Exercise the law’s provision for protecting your private-sector earnings from the 154-year-old2 indirect excise known as the federal income tax.  Rebut fraudulent allegations made by your payers regarding the legal nature of your work and the earnings derived therefrom, so that you pay only your fair share.  Join the hundreds of thousands of honest, law-abiding Americans who have been doing so for more than a decade.  Learn how for free at losthorizons.com.

1--“We must reject… …the broad contention submitted in behalf of the government that all receipts—everything that comes in—are income…”.

United States Supreme Court, So. Pacific v. Lowe, 247 U.S. 330, (1918)

2—The income tax in the United States was first instituted into law on July 1, 1862, during Lincoln’s presidency under the excise laws of the United States.   The preamble to the 1939 Internal Revenue Code traces its roots to this original income tax law.


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Poisonous Pieties

Now click here to learn the truth about the myths that have kept you from knowing the truth about the income tax


Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign

UNLESS YOU'VE LOOKED, you can have no idea of the volume, intensity and mendacity deployed in the government's efforts to discourage Americans from learning what is revealed in CtC. It's truly astonishing.

A lot of folks are aware of the show-trial events in which my wife and I have received state-engineered public beatings meant to scare people away from the truth about the "ignorance tax" scam. But many are unaware of the overall campaign. This is a shame, really, because a focused propaganda effort like this one is a very powerful acknowledgement of the significance of CtC's revelations.

While the majority of Americans do not yet know how CtC protects them from the vampire state, the vampire itself certainly does. Dis-information campaigns like this one make that very clear.


FORMER CBS REPORTER SHERYL ATKISSON describes some aspects of this sort of dis-information campaign in the following video. Despite the annoying preliminary 15 seconds or so of advertising, her presentation is very much worth watching:

(H/T to Greg Belcher for finding and forwarding this great presentation.)

Losthorizons.com is one of those websites specifically-targeted by the corrupt interests at Wikipedia described by Atkisson. The behind-the-scenes folks at that site won't allow links on their pages to anything posted at losthorizons.com, nor even just text corrections of misinformation in their pages about the income tax.

That's the least of it. Click here for some specific discussion of the enormous scare campaign that's been actively spreading false information in hope of discouraging legitimate media attention, as well as men and women simply seeking the truth about the tax and liberty from the scourge of the "ignorance tax".

PLEASE GIVE SOME SERIOUS THOUGHT to the fact that YOU being secure in your own freedom rests on others learning the truth as well, and recognize that it falls to you to help overcome the dis-information campaign. Post and share your videos; share your victories; help silence the agents-provocateur and distraction-injectors whose nonsense is discussed and debunked here; and widely (and frankly, impatiently) share this page, this page and this page, challenging everyone in your address book to disconnect the phone and the TV for an afternoon and get educated.

Doing these things will be what makes it happen, Cap'n.

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OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS I've heard from a number of folks that a firewall known as "Comodo" blocks access to this website. This is apparently a glitch in that program. This site is safe, as can be seen by going here.

Please share this info with others in your own address book so it gets around-- obviously those suffering the ill effects of this defect in Comodo won't be able to see it here themselves until they go into their firewall settings and manually whitelist losthorizons.com.

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Sharpen those quills, people!

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Why Aren't People Suing?



A New Policy

I HAVE DONE MY BEST to lead this country to liberty from the mis-applied income tax. I have labored hard. I've shed a lot of sweat, a fair bit of blood and more than a few tears. But I seem to be pretty poor at that kind of work.

When I have asked all of you for what I firmly believe is a necessary resource to move the ball downfield and give all of us the best chance at justice and an end to the assault on the rule of law-- simple testimonial videos requiring nothing from any of you but the phone in your pocket and three minutes of speaking from the heart-- I have had only a handful of people answer my call.

I CAN'T KEEP GOING THIS WAY. I have to be able to turn my attention away from writing new persuasive or skepticism-addressing articles week after week, and toward research, analysis and educational presentations that will benefit everyone already in this community. I need time to do some suing, and to bring together the resources and talent toward that end.

As said, it is my firm belief that your testimonial videos are the resource that I need to make big things happen, and they are unquestionably the thing I need to allow me to turn my attention away from trying to get horses to drink at the waterhole to which I have led them. Your words, in your great numbers and all in your own different ways, will do that better than anything I write possibly could.

And yet, you are not providing them. This, despite my having been asking you for them for many years now.

Therefore, with enormous reluctance, I am making portions of this website restricted access only. People have been urging me to do this for years now, telling me I should impose a charge to access my work-product, so as to enable me to keep producing.

I have never been inclined to charge fees for access. I ask for donations, and will continue to do that, and if they do not come, then I will conclude that my work is of no value to anyone, and I will close shop.

But I now WILL charge a special something for access to some key portions of that work-- testimonial videos, as discussed, described and demonstrated here.

SELECTED PAGES CONSTITUTING primarily "legal resources" pages now require passwords for access, and to get a password, I need your video. Similarly, if an email comes my way asking for guidance or assistance, I had better have your video posted.

I hate to play it this way, but I want to win.

I'll tell you a story from when I was coaching my kids in soccer. Both of my kids at a certain age in their careers had run into a wall common to all but the very exceptional. They had gotten to be pretty good, and they wanted to enjoy the benefits of their hard work. But the arrival of this interest coincided with a new self-consciousness which made them reluctant to risk failing and looking foolish. So, they were hanging back from seizing the main chance when it appeared, and driving for the goal.

My solution was to post on the wall of our dining room a couple of simple points about self-discipline, the chief of which is this: You can't score a goal if you don't take a shot.

That's how it is here, too. If you don't stand up, you are laying down, and you'll never score that goal.

Here is what my kids live by now, in their own version of that lesson. I hear it from them all the time as they excel (accompanied by the sound of a father's breast swelling with pride): Go hard, or go home.

You, too. Go hard, or go home. Send those videos.

Do I ask for a lot? I want your victories to post, your financial support, your efforts at spreading the word, and your beautiful faces and inspiring words, too. It IS a lot.

But I'll let Thomas Paine explain:

"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”

Fear nothing but God.

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Give Yourself A 30% Raise: A New Flyer


What Makes YOU A Warrior For The Truth?

We each have our reasons, and our story. It's time, and it's needed, for you to share yours with the world.


"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

What does it for you?

Is it simply because no moral and upstanding person has any choice when it comes to telling the truth over his or her signature, whether on tax forms or anywhere else?

Is it recognition of the critical importance of the rule of law, and the knowledge that if everybody leaves its caretaking to someone else, it will soon be lost to us completely?

Is it the money?

Maybe it's just simple respect for your own rights as a human being, who is not and cannot be not involuntarily subordinated to others?

Maybe it's just simple respect for your general civic responsibility to be the grown-up and enforce frugality and restraint on a big, powerful creature of our own devising which otherwise is like a badly-raised teenage boy given whiskey and car keys and let loose on the road to wreak havoc?

Or is it, perhaps, a more acute anxiety that if our bonfire of a state isn't damped, and quickly, it'll soon burn down the house around us all?

What IS it that firms up your jaw and stiffens your resolve?

It's time to take off the bushel and share your light!

I would like you to think about what it is that motivates you for a few moments (or all day, if you like), and then send me your thoughts. I want to put YOUR reasons to work inspiring folks who don't yet understand what this is all about.

In this day and age, the most effective way for you to share your thinking for the benefit of others is to video-record yourself talking about how you feel, and explaining what inspires and motivates YOU.

All you need is a webcam or cell-phone equipped with a camera. If you don't have, or know how to use, one of these, have a friend help. (And if you use a cell-phone, please have the orientation horizontal, not vertical-- that is, so that the screen of the phone on which you are watching yourself while taping looks like a TV or movie screen.)

If needed, write a little script for yourself. Better, though, to just speak extemporaneously, after spending a little time sorting out your thoughts and getting down into your heart. Perhaps make it a video of someone in your family, or a close friend, interviewing you.

Dress "business casual". Be well-groomed.

Keep yourself to no more than 2 or 3 minutes, and keep in mind that the purpose is not to educate, but to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE. Your video will be one of many to be shared. If you need to go longer to really say your piece, go for it (but long or short I may edit if something strikes me as wandering or off-key).

You needn't feel any obligation to be profound, and you shouldn't try to explain anything about the law, other than to say that you have read it and you know it's on your side. You just need to be sincere, and uplifting. Your object is to make your audience want to have what you have, and to be where you are in your heart.

Don't talk to ME, or to others in the CtC-educated community. Make remarks that are suited to the NON-CtC-educated community, and at the same time, be mindful that you're speaking to an audience that doesn't yet know ANYTHING about the subject, and whose first reaction is, "This must be illegal; this must be dangerous; this is too good to be true." You want to pull that audience right past such things, and straight to a focus on truth, morality, and our American heritage of liberty and the rule of law.


Speak about rights. Speak about morality, and the obligation of a grown-up and responsible person to speak the truth and to enforce the Constitution. Speak about everyone's duty to give to God what is God's, always, and to Caesar only what is really Caesar's. Speak of your obligation to respect yourself, and to look out for the current and future well-being of your children and your fellow citizens. Speak of CtC, and what its information has done for your understanding and resolve. Show the book.

If you have had victories, describe them. Better still, show them, if possible.

Be clear about just what you accomplished: EVERYTHING back-- Social Security, Medicare and all; a "notice of deficiency" closing notice; an on-paper agreement or acknowledgment that your earnings weren't subject to the tax and everything withheld or paid-in was an "overpayment"; a transcript showing all $0s; or whatever happened.

When you speak of state victories, name the state. If you had to overcome balkiness from a tax agency before winning any victory, describe that, too!

If you're in a battle now, speak of your resolve to uphold the law, come what may. If you haven't yet begun to act, speak of your decision to do so, and your plans.

Remember, your purpose is to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE.

If you're dealing with ongoing balkiness, describe that, too, if you wish-- but be sure to explain why you're not discouraged, and why you are not standing down, not slinking back into the barn, and not choosing to endorse the lies.

Identify yourself. Anonymity is for criminals and those plagued by self-doubt, not for CtC warriors.

Mention what you do for a living, whether you're a doctor, homemaker, lawyer, trucker, IT guy or gal, or a retiree or student. Help people understand that the company of grown-up activist Americans they are being invited to join cuts across all demographics and all interests-- with the common denominator being respect for the law and love of the principles on which this great country was founded.

This is your chance to get a LOT accomplished.

We've all had frustrating occasions of trying to explain all this to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, only to pile up against the wall of a mind not yet ready to listen and learn. Here is your chance to address a self-selected audience of folks who have themselves decided that it's time for them to begin paying attention, and have clicked on your testimonial for exactly that reason.

Further, think about this: You want judges, bureaucrats, CPAs, lawyers, the HR people where you work, your pastors, your neighbors and everyone else to acknowledge the truth about the tax openly and straightforwardly. How and why would these folks do this if YOU won't?

You want these folks to learn the truth. Why would they even recognize that there is a truth to be learned if you won't attest to having learned it yourself? You've got to stand up, face forward and chin up and tell these folks that you have studied and checked and verified and seen the evidence and seen the government evasions and you know that the tax is not the capitation that the beneficiary government wants everyone to think it is but a benign, but strictly limited thing, and that they need to study and learn that, too.

Again, if you have victories to show, that's nice, and powerful, too. But you don't have to have victories to display in order to declare your knowledge of what the law says. I've never flown around the world, but I've seen the evidence and considered the arguments, and I'm not hesitant to declare it a sphere...

Even those of you who haven't yet studied CtC have surely read this short document, and have verified everything in it for yourself. You should therefore be declaring its veracity and its message, loud and proud. Again, if you won't say it, how can you hope that others will ever even bother to look at the facts?

Be the change you want to see in the world, or there won't be any change.

So, please make and send those videos right away! You can share them with me via a cloud-based drive space like OneDrive.Live.com or GoogleDrive, or mail DVDs to me at 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382, or even email to me if each file is no more than 20 megs (and you can break a video up if need be-- I can reassemble them). Render as .mpg or mp4, if possible; if not, send them how you have them and I'll make them work.

Remember, the restoration of institutional respect for individual rights and the rule of law depends on enough individuals insisting upon it. Do your part to let those starting to rub the sleep from their eyes know that there is a community already waiting for their fellowship with open arms and open hearts and shining spirits.

See how some of your fellow warriors for the truth have done their parts in videos sent over the years, many of which are posted 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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The Crime of the Misapplied Income Tax


Was Grandpa Really A Moron?

Critical Inquiries for a New American Century

Bob’s Bicycles


Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Scheme Is As Easy As Falling Off A Bike

To get an idea of how today's "income" tax scheme works, try this little exercise:

Think of the federal government as a guy named Bob, who lives down the street from you in a town that is really big on bicycles. Bikes get used for commuting, deliveries, shopping, etc.. In fact, other than walking, bicycles are the exclusive form of transportation in your town.

Your neighbor Bob has a by-the-mile bicycle-renting business-- "Bob's Bicycles". Bob's Bicycles is far and away the biggest business in town.

Part of Bob’s success is because he does a lot of contract business. However, Bob doesn't just get paid by riders who have signed an agreement with him, or even just those using Bob's bikes. Bob gets something every time anybody in town does any riding at all, through an odd combination of circumstances that took many years to come together.

Here's how it happened...

Bob's Bicycles was launched long ago by the great grandfather of the present Bob (Bob IV). Great Grandpa Bob started out not only with a main location for his contract business-- he also had the bright idea of setting up spots around town where he parked some of his bikes for use by the more occasional rider, on an "honor system". Anyone could take and use one of these bikes, but they were expected to keep track of their mileage, and send Bob a "1040 Mileage Ridden/Rent Due Form" (and the appropriate rent), periodically. The initial design of the form was like this:

I, ______________, rode a Bob's Bicycle a total of _____ miles this year.

At Bob's rental rate of $.15 per mile, I owe Bob $______

I said that Great Grandpa Bob planned to deal with these occasional riders on the "honor system", and that's true. But he liked his money, too, and didn't want to miss anything that was due him. So, after setting up the "self-serve" locations, Great Grandpa Bob went around handing out "W-2, 1099 or K-1 Rider Reporting Forms" to every other business in town. The forms-- accompanied by notices that if Bob didn't get his rent from someone riding a bicycle in connection with any business, he would sue the company involved-- said:

Click here to enjoy the rest of this illuminating little parable

(...and if you want to see a liberating transformation take place THIS YEAR, forward this file to everyone in your address book.)

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You Can’t Fight Well When You Don’t Know What You’re Fighting About

If you are having an argument with the IRS or any other tax agency,

  • You are NOT being presumed to have made “corporate profit”.

  • You are NOT being alleged to have received “foreign income”.

  • You are NOT entangled in an invisible “adhesion contract”.

  • You are NOT being obligated by a law whose subject is never identified.

You are being targeted because REAL EVIDENCE exists that YOU PERSONALLY HAD “INCOME” to which the revenue laws apply-- even though that evidence is almost certainly incorrect, and CAN be corrected.

There IS "A Law" By Which You Can Be Made Liable, And This Is How It Works

Now Learn How To Be Master Of The Situation

See the Proof

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Photographed on 1-70 in Missouri. America is waking up.


Do You Know What Happens When YOU Decide To "Let Someone Else Do It"?



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

-Everett Hale

(...and every other person who ever really deserved liberty)


"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."

-Daniel Webster


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

-Edward R. Murrow





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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

CtC WARRIOR SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States "income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family! Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the liberating truth!!

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CtC Videos And Audio Resources


"Never must thou take up a false cry, or join hands with the guilty by giving false witness in their favor. Never must thou follow with the crowd in doing wrong, or be swayed by many voices so as to give false judgment; even pity for the poor must not sway thee when judgment is to be given."

-Exodus 23:1-3


Doing A Little High-Payoff Math

IF EACH PERSON receiving this newsletter each week distributed as few as 100 of any of the great outreach tools featured here to co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members (or just strangers on the street, in the mall, etc...), we could have SEVERAL MILLION new Americans suddenly introduced to the liberating truth about the tax!

Just like that! In one week!

C'mon, people, let's roll on this!

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

‑Dale Carnegie

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Spread The Truth


A Few Tips For Making Best Use Of This WebSite



When directed to a page by topic or link, read everything.

I know that this can mean the investment of a lot of time, attention and effort, but although some may imagine otherwise, I don't write as much as I do because I can't think of any other way to spend my time...

Furthermore, when you encounter a hyperlink within, or associated with, the text you are reading, follow it!

It is pretty common these days for web-based material to be littered with hyperlinks. Sometimes the purpose is to provide definitions or examples, in order to ensure that folks reading the original material aren't presented with a word or reference which they don't understand. Sometimes the links lead to illustrations pertinent to the original text.

It is common-- and perfectly understandable-- for folks who are confident that they are familiar with language or references within the main text they are reading to get in the habit of skipping over included links. I do it all the time, myself!

However, I very rarely include links for definitional or explanatory purposes; and when I DO make a link out of text in one page it is generally to another self-contained page, rather than merely illustrative material. These other pages contain material the clear understanding of which I deem highly important for the proper and complete understanding of the original page. (Links to CtC, the Victories pages, CtC Warriors and so on are obvious exceptions to this general rule. On the other hand, a link to the victory Highlights or 'Every Which Way But Loose' pages, which might seem like such exceptions, are not. The special selection of victories on those pages, and the filed docs and tax-agency correspondences included therewith, themselves constitute highly instructive material which merits careful attention. Thus care needs to be taken in all cases.)

Please make a habit of clicking on all provided links and at least looking briefly to ensure that the linked page is one with which you are completely familiar from another study session.

Finally, please keep in mind that, annoying though it may seem at first blush (but not, I trust, upon reflection), I constantly tweak material already posted. Obviously this doesn't mean that every page is in flux at all times, but it does mean that if you are directed to a page that IS familiar, it's worthwhile to read it through again if it's been a while since your last having done so.


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"Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves."

-George Gordon (Lord) Byron