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Current Events and Continuing Education for March 4 through March 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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We had a great time in Dallas a few weeks ago...

Part I Of The Dallas Seminar Is Posted!


Successful outreach rests on creativity as well as diligence.

Forrest Voss Analyzes The IRS "Fear Factor"


Could the fake "argument" ploy be behind the fake "FRP" ploy?

There May Be More To The False Ascriptions Fraud Than Previously Thought


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Americans Want A Less Aggressive Foreign Policy'


Featured in recent editions:

We had a great time in Dallas last week, and the warm feeling isn't stopping...

Some Very Welcome Post-Seminar Activism


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'When Conspiracy Is The Only Explanation For Failed Neo-Liberal Dreams'


Vermont Warrior for the truth James Lambert shares...

The First Federal Victory Of 2019!


You gonna do the right thing?

It's Resolution Time...


Here we are once again:

The Leviathan-Encouraged Season Of Lies


An updated and ever-more important commentary:

What America Really Gets From The Ignorance Tax"


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


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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:

March 4- In 1629, the Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a royal charter.  In 1681, William Penn is granted a land charter by Charles II of what will become Pennsylvania.  In 1778, the Continental Congress enters the American states into their first treaties (with France).  In 1789, Congress meets for the first time under the provisions of the new United States Constitution.  In 1791, Vermont is admitted to the union as the 14th of the several states.  In 1794, the 11th Amendment, limiting the judicial power of the United States, is passed by Congress (ratified by the several states on February 7, 1795).  In 1797, John Adams becomes the second President of the United States.  In 1837, the City of Chicago is incorporated.  In 1861, the Confederate States of America adopt the "Stars and Bars" as their first flag.  In 1865, the "Blood-stained Banner" is adopted by the Confederate States of America as their final flag.  In 1929, Charles Curtis becomes the first Native-American vice-president of the United States; and in 1933 Frances Perkins becomes the first female cabinet secretary (Secretary of Labor).  In 2018, a likely false-flag attribution of poisoning is committed by the British government against Russia. The victims are a former Russian officer turned British double agent (Sergei Skripal) and his daughter while both happened to be within a few miles of Porton Down, the one place in Britain in which the nerve agent allegedly used is made.         


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


Columbia, Cupcake!! April 6!

Be there for the next CtC Seminar, in beautiful South Carolina!!

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Part I Of The Dallas Seminar Is Now Posted!

Share this film widely, people-- there's a lot of wake-up information here...


Legal scholar Pete Hendrickson walks his audience through the authority-rich landscape from which the fundamental nature of the income tax is formed, and then presents a handy little model of how the tax has come to be misunderstood and broadly misapplied since the middle of the 20th century.

(Mild apologies in advance for the audio on this film. A technical glitch left the camera microphone as the only one recording. A little attenuation and some background noise intrusions here and there are the unfortunate-- but less than disastrous-- consequences.)

Btw, you can find more videos like this on my YouTube channel here.


THOUGH HAVING NOTHING DIRECTLY TO DO with the Dallas Seminar film above, a few hours after I first prepared and posted this newsletter edition I received an email from the excellent CtC Warrior Rick Van Camp. Rick had sent this to a list of his own, and thoughtfully copied me.

Rick had as the subject line of his email, "Another verification of the Truth about Taxation" and had at the top of it this link to a posted victory from a number of years ago, which Rick apparently finds particularly illustrative or compelling.

I am adding the content of that inspired and inspiring email below, because it's just too good to leave out of this newsletter just because the thing is already published.


Friends and fellow Americans,

As I have for the last 2 Tax years, during which time I received a complete refund of ALL funds withheld, including SS, Medicare, and all Federal AND State Tax withholding, I will again file a true and correct 1040 for 2018, and will claim ONLY that portion of privileged revenue subject to the Tax.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have discovered the Truth themselves through the web site losthorizons.com and Pete Hendrickson's book available there. I once again recommend you go to this site, buy the book, and learn that you, too, can contribute to the taming of the Federal beast by Lawfully withholding the funds necessary to execute their usurpations, transgressions and adventurism in our name, and reclaim your status as a citizen of the united States of America. And your property, as did this gentleman, whose story is to be found at the link above. I recommend it highly.

The mythology of the Tax has become a part of our (mistaken) awareness through manipulation, deceit and fear. Study this book. Study the Law behind it, and you will realize the truth, and will reclaim your Liberty from the onerous, pernicious and arrogant misapplication of Law that has allowed IRS to misdirect trillions of dollars of citizens livelihoods since the beginning of the Withholding Act in 1943, and subsequently squandered in carefully directed schemes of corrupt enrichment of the General government, and its arrogant demands that YOU submit. We need not mention the tens of thousands of young American lives lost in their misadventures, much less the loss of Liberties previously enjoyed as a birthright.

Many patriotic people wonder if our failure at the ballot box will require a resort to the cartridge box. I can tell you that this is a false choice; It is ALL about the money. And if a sufficient number of Americans learn the truth, put on their big-boy pants and execute their duty as citizens, not only will government necessarily shrink, but the collective lives of America will expand commensurately, and we will enjoy an economy that has not been seen in 140 years, since the existence of Gold money during the 1880's. Of course, should this not happen, we will, necessarily, continue the sad and frightening decline we have witnessed for many, many years.

This is really up to you; If you are content with 10-50% of your property being taken and squandered by a corrupt government, then disregard this message. If you, like me, believe that citizenship in a Republic means something, then go to losthorizons.com, buy the book, and set about the path to Liberty we strayed from all those years ago.

Your descendants will thank you.

Rick Van Camp

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Forrest Voss Analyzes The IRS "Fear Factor"

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

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

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.

"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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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

March 5- In 1770, British troops murder five Americans in what becomes known as the Boston Massacre.  In 1836, Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, in .34 caliber.  In 1933, FDR declares a "bank holiday"-- closing all banks under United States jurisdiction; and in Germany, the Nazis win 44 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections.  In 1940, members of the Soviet oligarchy order the murder of about 22,000 Poles in what becomes known as the Katyn Massacre.  In 1979, Voyager 1 makes its closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles).      


Why Does The IRS Lie About The Arguments Made In CtC?

This question, though not raised for the first time here, may be more significant than previously imagined...

I HAVE OFTEN POINTED OUT the happy opportunities offered by the fraudulent allegation that CtC argues that only government workers are subject to the income tax. This is the allegation created and deployed by Robert Metcalfe and Nancy Edmunds in 2006 as part of the government's fall-back effort to discourage the spread of CtC's liberating revelations after the failure of its attempts to simply ban the book outright.

The falseness of this assertion by Metcalfe and Edmunds is so transparent, and its creation and deployment so unmistakably corrupt, that anyone to whom the facts are competently-presented should at minimum be made to wonder why such lies would be told in official proceedings and by high officers of government. So, this absurd lie is a wonderful tool to use against the very purpose for which it was created and deployed.

I even created a video rebutting this nonsense, as the final product of a project titled, 'Uki-Goshi'. The name is taken from a Judo maneuver which involves the use of the opponents own weight, strength and momentum against it, just as pointing out the falseness of Metcalfe and Edmunds' allegation about the arguments in CtC is meant to do.

Making this good use of the false allegation remains a very virtuous and productive exercise. It is my serious hope that everyone does all that they can in this regard.

BUT I NOW BEGIN TO SUSPECT that there is a good deal more to the false ascription of the silly only-government-workers argument than I had previously imagined.

I had previously imagined the fraud being deployed primarily as a weapon against me and Doreen (both in the bogus "civil case" in which it first appeared and then years later in the criminal assaults on each of us). Beyond that I had imagined its further use by the government as merely a sand-in-the-eyes virus meant to give trolls and other deniers a pretext for disparagement where no real one exists (i.e., "It has been found by a judge that this "CtC" thing is based on the notion that only government workers are subject to the income tax! Obviously the book is nonsense and no one should bother reading it!").

Now, however, things I have recently seen suggest another dimension to the deployment and exploitation of the product of Metcalfe and Edmunds' corruption.

I now suspect that this false argument ascription to CtC has been made a sort of "secret legal argument". That is, I suspect that the false ascription is an unstated argument relied upon by government agents as the pretext for otherwise unexplained and inexplicable behavior, such as the "fake-positions-list" frivolous return penalty (FRP) allegations to which a number of CtC-educated filers have been abusively subjected, while never being actually stated as the basis for the FRP allegation.

MY RECENTLY-CONCEIVED SUSPICION could explain the manifestly non-"position" description given as "Argument 44" in the fake "frivolous positions" list. Since the description is obviously not a position, and even the most dense IRS agent couldn't mistake it for one, perhaps it is simply associated elsewhere with the fake argument ascription.

Maybe somewhere in a file cabinet in the agency is something along the lines of, "People who file forms described in fake list ARG44, or which are designed to accomplish what these forms accomplish, do so pursuant to teachings found in 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America'. That book is based on the argument that only government workers are subject to the income tax, and therefore it can be assumed that this is the "position" on which this filer is basing his return, even though he never actually says any such thing. Yeah! That's the ticket!!"

Such a calculation would still be a hoax, of course, and one known to be so. Otherwise why would this "position" ascription never once be declared, thereby making it potentially vulnerable to rebuttal?

Understand, the FRP assertions being spoken of here NEVER declare an actual offending "position" of the filer. Why be so monolithically cagey about that if not because some indefensible pretense is being relied-upon, as I suggest here?

At the same time, keep in mind that however much any given behavior may be abhorrent and seem inexcusable, there is always going to be a pretext for it all, even if only for "CYA" purposes.

What to do about this charade

SO, WHAT'S TO DO? Well, first and foremost, vigorously debunk as widely as possible (that is, into the larger American community) the false ascription to CtC of the "only government workers are subject to the tax" nonsense.

All effective filings, no matter how constructed and even if not using a single actual IRS form but only alternative instruments serving the same legal purposes and having the same legal effects (as discussed here, for instance), will be classed as CtC-educated filings and subjected to the same fake list hoax attack. The only answer, then, is to disable the attack pretense directly.

(Serendipitously, the process of debunking this fake ascription offers great opportunities for waking up those to whom they are directed. Exposés of official corruption which are this easy to demonstrate very thoroughly capture the inherent American desire to know what's behind such villainy.)

ON THE MORE "CASE-BY-CASE" FRONT, I think a lot more energy should be put into demands for an express articulation of an actual "frivolous position" allegedly underlying what is said on CtC-educated filings which have been subjected to FRP assertions, if those assertions actually get to the point of meaningful threats to seize anything. (This would be the point at which the opportunity for a "collections due process" hearings arises, which is when such demands are appropriate and relevant, in my opinion.)

A mere description of the forms filed, which is all that is offered when "ARG44" is the "explanation" for the asserted penalty, should be accepted by no one.

(Btw, this demand for meaningful articulation should be done in any case, whether on the basis of my suspicion outlined above or not. It has always been ridiculous that these penalties are proposed for allegedly "frivolous" returns and yet the proposing tax agency will never, ever identify what it is on those filings that is allegedly "frivolous", even while offering, as often as not, to rescind the penalty proposal if the unidentified "frivolous" element is removed.)

IN THE END, I think this creative and committed CtC community as a whole will knock this bs for a loop and turn its foul energy in on itself, to the advantage of the good guys at the same time (as discussed here). Go forth and do those good things, warriors!

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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:

March 6- In 1819, the United States Supreme Court acknowledges in its ruling in McCulloch v. Maryland that the power to tax is the power to destroy.  In 1836, the Texas volunteers defending the Alamo are defeated.  In 1857, the Supreme Court issues its ruling in Dred Scott v. Sanford, holding that African-Americans were not persons and could not become citizens, and that Congress could not prohibit slavery in federal territories.  In 1869, Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev creates the periodic table.  In 1899, Bayer trademarks "aspirin".  In 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg go on trial for giving nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.  In 2007, "Scooter" Libby, Chief of Staff to former Vice President Dick Cheney, is found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with revealing the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame in retaliation for her husband's having made public evidence that the Bush administration's claims of Iraqi ambitions to make nuclear weapons were false.  



Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

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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!!

Hey, Gamers!


You are surrounded by an actual battle between villains, monsters and true heroes, all simply concealed from you by sophisticated spells which also keep you from engaging in the fight.

There are real great deeds to be done, and real treasures to be had for your efforts, and frankly, your real future is at stake. You just have to gain "the sight" in order to penetrate the illusions.

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




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...



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.


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

March 7- In 321, Emperor Constantine decreed that the dies Solis (the day of the sun god, Solis, or Sol, aka, Sunday) would be the official "day of rest" throughout the Roman Empire.  In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell is awarded the patent for the telephone.  In 1965, 600 civil rights marchers are attacked by police with bullwhips, billy-clubs, teargas and dogs in Selma, Alabama.  In 2007, Britain eliminates hereditary membership in the House of Lords.    


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:

March 8- In 1775, Thomas Paine publishes his article 'African Slavery In America', calling for the emancipation of all slaves and the abolition of the abominable institution.  In 1817, the New York Stock Exchange is founded.  In 1924, 172 coal miners are killed in an accident near Castle Gate, Utah.  In 1978, the first radio episode of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' broadcasts.  In 1979, the Compact Disc debuts.  In 1980, the Soviet Union enjoys its first rock music festival.     


Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word??

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

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

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


The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

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

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

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

-Thomas Jefferson

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

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

-Thomas Paine




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

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

-George Orwell


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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“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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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)


Americans Want a Less Aggressive Foreign Policy

It's Time Lawmakers Listened To Them.

by Ian Bremmer

For decades, American foreign policy has rested on a consensus view about the United States’ role in the world. In an international order where there is one unrivaled superpower, foreign policy experts agree that U.S. soldiers and taxpayer dollars are essential for preserving global stability. But that is an assumption that is not necessarily shared by the American public, based on the findings of a new study Worlds Apart: U.S. Foreign Policy and American Public Opinion, conducted by the Eurasia Group Foundation (EGF), an organization I serve as Board President.

No matter what party they claim allegiance to, Americans favor a foreign policy that resists entanglements abroad, the survey found—and it’s not limited to conservative libertarians on the right and liberal pacifists on the left. In every age group polled, respondents exhibited a waning appetite for the obligations and impositions of imperial governance.

This isn’t the first time these findings have cropped up. Americans have been skeptical of overseas interventions for decades now. But this study provides the clearest picture yet of how Americans view the world at a moment when U.S. President Donald Trump is taking an unprecedented approach to foreign policy, and the fault lines of American politics are being redrawn.

For all the (entirely fair) criticism of his chaotic and abrasive decision-making, Trump understands this wariness. Some insist he has hijacked U.S. foreign policy by expressing public doubt about the value of existing alliances and an interventionist foreign policy. But in many ways Trump’s views align more closely than others in Washington D.C. with the ways in which a majority of American taxpayers would define the future U.S. role in the world. America First isn’t just a Trump catchphrase. When it comes to foreign policy, it’s becoming a national worldview.


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

The only problem with the article is its failure to provide a remedy to the problem of lawmakers persistently ignoring the wishes of the American citizenry, whether due to bullheadedness, ignorance, or having been bought off or blackmailed. I'll fill in that blank:

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 bad behavior by people in power. We must make ourselves once again strong-- at their expense-- just as they have made themselves 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:

March 9- In 1776, Adam Smith publishes 'The Wealth of Nations'.  In 1841, the United States Supreme Court rules in the Amistad case that the enslavement of the Africans who had gained control of the ship on which they were being transported was illegal.  In 1916, Mexican General Pancho Villa attacks a detachment of the 13th United States Cavalry Regiment in Columbus, New Mexico.  In 1933, FDR sends an "Emergency Banking Act" (largely drafted by the Hoover administration) to Congress, which is passed and signed into law that same day.  Disturbingly similar to the current "bailout" programs, it set the stage for the prolongation (and deepening) of the Great Depression for another 12 years (when a hands-off approach and the restoration of sound, precious-metal-backed currency would have seen the economy recovering on its own within 18 months to two years).  In 1945, the Allies begin fire-bombing Tokyo in a campaign that kills 100,000-- the vast majority of whom are civilians.  In 1959, "Barbie" hits the toy shelves.     


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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

March 10- In 1804, France formally transfers ownership of the Louisiana Territory to the United States.  In 1831, the French Foreign Legion is established.  In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell tells Mr. Watson he needs him.  In 1880, the Salvation Army arrives in America and begins its good work.  In 1906, a coal-dust explosion kills 1099 miners in northern France.  In 1922, Mahatma Gandhi is arrested by British Indian occupation forces for "sedition" and is tried, convicted, and sentenced to six years imprisonment.  In 2000, the NASDAQ index peaks at 5132.52.  In 2017, South Korea's Constitutional Court unanimously upholds the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, ending her presidency.    


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-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution


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About The Author

Pete Hendrickson is possibly the most effective lawyer in history, even while never having set foot in a law school, nor ever being a card-carrying member of "the bar". He is the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare ‘contributions’ withheld from his earnings (along with all other property taken for federal taxes); further, since 2003 students of his legal analyses and arguments in ‘Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America’’ (CtC), and its sequel, 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?' have been routinely retaining and recovering billions of dollars which otherwise-- wrongly, but as a matter of course-- would have gone to federal or state government treasuries. This despite concerted efforts by government to suppress his work, and in some cases vigorously oppose the claims by his students.

Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across the country.

Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design, manufacture and installation firm.

Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the twelve years before his present full-time focus on the restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+ apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers. He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and distribution systems in four states, and designed and administered the company's website.

On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative force behind a small board- and card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several years.

Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next book.

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