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Current Events and Continuing Education for March 18 through March 31, 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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About staying on point and getting the really critical things done.

An Important Word For National Forum Members (And For Everyone Else, Too...)


The Russia-gate riff-raff have been partly right all along. They've just gotten the foreign principal wrong.

It Appears That DJT Really IS A Foreign Agent...


More great outreach from more great Americans!

New Wake Up And Get Up Videos


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Breaking Our Biggest Taboo'


Featured in recent editions:

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'


Vermont Warrior for the truth James Lambert shares...

The First Federal Victory Of 2019!


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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The most important question facing Americans today:

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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week



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A Special 'Other Voices': The Prisoner Says No To Big Brother


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

- Thomas Paine

C'mon! CtC can't be right! You're crazy!

If CtC were actually right,

it would mean the government's been concealing and denying the truth for years on end,

and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is No Such Agency!)



Do you know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?


 I mean someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated, far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?


Do you know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fifteenth) edition of CtC!



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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

March 18- In 1766, the British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act after relentless American opposition to the tax.  In 1834, six farm laborers in Dorset, England, are sentenced to exile in Australia for joining together as a trade union.  In 1850, American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.  In 1874, the government of Hawaii signs a treaty granting exclusive trading rights with the islands to the United States.  In 1938, Mexico nationalizes all foreign-owned oil assets within the national borders.  In 1940, Hitler and Mussolini agree to an alliance against Britain and France.  In 1965, cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov takes the first space-walk.  In 1968, the U.S. Congress repeals the law requiring the maintenance of a gold reserve to back its money.  In 2014, the Russian and Crimean parliaments sign a formal accession treaty providing for re-absorption of Crimea into Russia in accord with an overwhelming expression of popular Crimean will by referendum.          


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!!

Only a few weeks left in which to reserve a seat!!

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By the way, I want to emphasize the importance of RSVPing if you wish to attend the seminar!!! In Dallas last month we lost a couple of people who arrived late and chose not to sit against the back wall with other overflows, which was the best that could be managed due to unexpected arrivals to a venue selected on the basis of RSVPs. You MUST PLEASE RSVP to Doreen as indicated in the information page linked above, and at the earliest opportunity.


Some Important Words For National Forum Participants (And Everyone Else)

Many of you seem to be forgetting what the forum is for, and is not for...

WHAT THE FORUM IS FOR: Helping and encouraging each other (and those reading forum posts from behind the glass) in outreach efforts (an exciting new example of which is discussed further on in this article).

What it is NOT for: Seeking advice from each other on what to do about some tax agency stall or balkiness or intimidation tactic.

LET ME SAY AGAIN what I have said so often before: All tax agency stalls or balkiness or intimidation efforts are made in order to distract you from doing the only thing that will actually defeat the schemers: Waking up other people.

Everyone should recognize every "frivolous penalty" scare letter, every "We need more time" notice, every incomplete refund-- every EVERYTHING that isn't a full-claim-honored check or credit notice-- as a distraction. A deliberate distraction.

These people desperately want those of you who are distinguished by your knowledge, your resolution and your courage to be sidelined scrambling around for a smoke-shifter or a sky-hook that you imagine or have been told by someone is the answer-- or is a necessary answer-- to agency bad behavior. They want you doing ANYTHING other than waking up other people.

LISTEN: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SMOKE-SHIFTER. There is no such thing as a sky-hook.

And neither one of these made-up "necessities" is or ever could be actually necessary or useful in a tax matter, even if they existed. Once a proper filing has been made there is nothing else needed except steadfastness (which may include the need to repeat yourself a few times) and perhaps eventually a lawsuit.

Even just one proper and accurate educated filing resulting in a victory-- by itself, after agency scrutiny and attention-- is enough to prove that this is all that is needed. 250,000 of them, all thoroughly vetted, overwhelmingly prove this point.

Once a "frivolous submission" allegation has been timely and properly rebutted there is nothing else needed except steadfastness (which may include a need to repeat yourself a few times) and perhaps eventually a lawsuit.

The simple fact is, all the balky bad-apple tax agency bs in the world can't legitimately beat you by any mechanism in the law once those accurate and proper rebuttals of adverse allegations have been timely made. Your focus of attention at that point needs to be on setting the stage for winning those lawsuits (which, when thoroughly done, will make the need for lawsuits evaporate).

THERE ARE TWO FACTORS INVOLVED in winning lawsuits as an educated filer. I'll explain both, but understand, the one I'm going to identify second is far more important than the first. Indeed, get the second one right, and the first one becomes irrelevant. But if you don't get the second one right, the first one almost certainly becomes an exercise in short-term futility.

So, here's the first factor: Have your presentation of the law and the facts organized. There's nothing to exchange posts about on the Forum regarding this factor; everyone qualified to participate there has the first half of that already in hand here and here, and the second half is more-or-less a simple fill-in-the-blanks affair.

In any event, nothing need be done regarding this first factor until a suit is being filed.

NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT THE OTHER FACTOR-- the one that actually matters most, by far, and the one that desperately needs your focused attention in posts and exchanges on the forum and everywhere else, and to the exclusion of everything else: Awakening lots of Americans to the fact that federal and state officials-- judges, in particular-- have been systematically lying to them about the income tax, and exploiting their consequent misunderstandings, for more than seven decades.

Do that awakening and you won't ever have to sue.

Don't do that awakening and your lawsuit is going to go into the court of a judge who will have every reason to believe that he or she can get away with tangling up your case with bs, pretending to not understand your arguments, no matter how perfect they are (and would do so even if you had found and deployed that mystical smoke-shifter!), and who will be under a lot of pressure from the scheme beneficiaries to do just those things.

Understand clearly, people, the legal argument stuff IS DONE. What is not yet done, and must be done, is the crushing of the corruption.

SO, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN for the Forum? It means that a lot of good and interesting other things have been posted in the month and a half since the re-opening, among them some fine displays of resolve, and good research, and good spirit.

But really, other than Tony Jackson's uplifting victory post here (which is outreach in its own very virtuous way), Eric Copenhaver's post here is really the only user post out of all of them that is actually on point. And it has had disturbingly little follow-up by others.

The fact that my posts here, here and here, especially, have gone virtually ignored, rather than having prompted long threads in which members are comparing notes on their efforts to make use of these suggestions, and vying for the blue ribbon in doing so, is also of great concern. Too many of you are letting yourselves get chained to your desks and wasting time and energy doing pointless angels-dancing-on-pinheads legal calculations when you should be doing the harder but actually useful work of planning outreach blitzes.

HERE'S A SUGGESTION for the Forum membership, as an example of the kind of thing I mean. Someone should make a few calls and get prices for billboard rentals in their area (or newspaper ads, or social media ads). Post them.

Everyone else then do the same with pricing in their own area. It will be inspiring and encouraging to see those prices-- it can be a lot less than you might expect.

Start a competition in creating content. Here's an example (and everyone should feel free to pop right out and get this one slapped up on a billboard or in the paper right away; here's a large format version):

Or, how about this one (large format version here):

Then there's this one (large format version here):

Or, as an alternative (large format version here):

Here's another thing to work with, or how about this? Find others on the Outreach page.

(All of these graphics will do fine as hand-held posters or yard signs or whatever else, btw... Use them at Eric's well-conceived April 15 rallies, for instance; on your front lawn, and so on.)

Remember, these are available and free for your use, but use your own imagination and come up with your own, too! Provide hooks and links to whichever of the wake-up resources here or here inspire you.

Photograph and post pics of your billboards and ads and rallies and yards and whatever as soon as they're deployed!

(And btw, you don't have to be a forum member to do any and all of these things, except only the sharing part-- and I'll post any good stuff any non-forum member cares to send me for that purpose. But joining the forum and getting fully into the mix is even better, so get qualified and come on board!)

THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE ATTENDED SEMINARS will be familiar with my little talk about being the storm. Billboarding and ad-buys and rallies are great ways to achieve that honorable station, and let me just make clear: proper storms are loud and vigorous.

So, c'mon, people! Drop the legal tea-leaf scrying and take up the challenge of howling like a hurricane.

That's how your battles will really be won.


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Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

Notes And Tips For Educated Filers

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

March 19- In 1920, the U.S. Senate rejects the League of Nations (and the rest of the Treaty of Versailles) for the second time.  In 1931, gambling is legalized in Nevada.  In 1954, Willie Mosconi runs 526 balls off a pool table without a miss (the record still stands).  In 1987, Jim Bakker resigns as head of PTL as his sex scandal grows more inescapable and hands control of the enterprise over to Jerry Falwell.  In 2011, the French Air Force begins open assault on the Libyan government of Moammar Gaddafhi.        


So, It Appears That Donald Trump REALLY IS The Agent Of A Hostile Foreign Power!

It's just like all the Russia-gate riff-raff have been suggesting. They've simply had the wrong hostile foreign power...

THIS PAST WEEK HAS SEEN another massive assault on Palestinian prisoners in Gaza by Israeli soldiers on a typically-tissue-flimsy pretext, without a word of protest by our State Department. The past couple of months have seen focused efforts by Israeli agents of influence in Washington to parallel longer-running efforts in state governments to unconstitutionally suppress criticism of Israeli policies and practices in the form of "anti-BDS" legislation.

Israeli officials have also resumed their long-running campaign to induce United States military aggression against Iran. And we have the shameful and farcical clamor in recent days against Ilhan Omar for denouncing the inordinate influence of Israel-first money in Washington politics-- an allegation proven true by the feverish anti-Omar firestorm itself (not to mention by the truly twisted anti-BDS legislative effort mentioned above, and see this and this).

ALL OF THESE LISTED INCIDENTS ARE JUST AMONG THE MOST RECENT EXAMPLES of undue influence in American politics by a foreign state which does NOT have American interests in the forefront of either its heart or its mind (as will be seen) and offers a perfect model of a foreign-policy pitfall against which George Washington presciently warned us in his Farewell Address. Together, they have led me to re-visit and renew here as a current post a previously-posted analysis of the Trump administration's violation of its legal obligation to end foreign aid to Israel under the provisions of 22 U.S.C. §§ 2799aa and 2799aa-1.

The article detailing the violations was originally published in late November of 2018. But it has now been importantly updated, so even those who had seen it before are advised to read it through again.

(As an aside that will be of interest to some, the violation in the article linked below may actually be the one thing over which DJT could legitimately be impeached. Nearly all the wide variety of other offenses of which he is accused by his enemies-- whether true or not-- would have been committed before the man took office.)

Find the violations article here.


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New Wake Up And Get Up Videos

More great outreach from more great Americans!

Joe Stanfield Shares Some Good Words On Truth And Integrity

(...and a bunch of victories...)

Mike Gangestad Shines With Steadfastness And True American Spirit

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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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 20- In 1760, Boston's "Great Fire" destroys 349 buildings.  Unhindered by FEMA, the city is quickly rebuilt.  In 1852, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' is published.  In 1916, Einstein publishes his 'General Theory of Relativity'.  In 1922, the U.S. Navy's first aircraft carrier is commissioned.  In 1933, Giuseppe Zangara, who had attempted to assassinate FDR but accidentally shot the man standing with Roosevelt instead, is executed.  In 1942, MacArthur promises to return.  In 1969, Lennon and Ono are married.  In 1985, Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the Iditarod.  In 2003, the United States invades Iraq.    



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

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

  • My RSS feed:

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

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

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

Hey, Gamers!


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 21- In 1788, two thirds of New Orleans is destroyed by fire.  Unhindered by FEMA, the city is quickly rebuilt.  In 1857, an earthquake in Tokyo kills over 100,000 Japanese.  In 1871, Otto von Bismarck, the Godfather of Social Security, is appointed Chancellor of the German Empire.  In 1871, Stanley sets off to find Livingstone.  In 1913, 20,000 homes are destroyed by flood in Dayton, Ohio.  Unhindered by FEMA, the city is quickly rebuilt.  In 1952, Alan Freed hosts the first rock-'n-roll concert, the Moondog Coronation Ball, in Cleveland, Ohio.  In 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. leads a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.  In 1980, President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics to protest the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union.      


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 22- In 1765, the British Parliament passes the "Stamp Act" imposing a tax on all legal papers in the American Colonies.  In 1871, William Woods Holden, the Republican governor of North Carolina, is impeached and removed from office by the Democratic legislature for his vigorous efforts to suppress the activities of the Ku Klux Klan.  In 1946, Jordan gains its independence from Britain.  In 1954, the first "shopping mall" opens in Southfield, Michigan.  In 1960, the first patent for a laser is issued.  In 1981, U.S. first-class postage rises from 15 cents to 18 cents per ounce.     


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

How About You?

Are You Governing Yourself?

Get The Knowledge, Reclaim Your Power, And Stand With The Founders

Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)


Breaking Our Biggest Taboo

by Eric Margolis

“Tell me who you cannot criticize and I will tell you who is your master”. Attributed to Voltaire.

Saying anything negative about Israel has long been the third rail of US politics and media. Israel is our nation’s most sacred cow. Any questioning of its behavior brings furious charges of anti-Semitism and professional oblivion.

I keep in my bookcase a cautionary book, ‘They Dared Speak Out’ written by US senators and congressmen who all lost their positions after rebuking Israel for its mistreatment of Palestinians or daring to suggest that Israel had far too much influence in the US.

Journalists learn this first commandment very early. Criticize, or even question, Israel at your own peril. Until recently, we journalists were not even allowed to write there was an ‘Israel lobby.’ It was widely considered Washington’s most powerful lobby group but, until lately, mentioning its name was seriously verboten.


Click here to read the rest of this article

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

I hope you read all of Margolis's article. It's a very good, concise commentary on an increasingly important topic. The co-option or purchase, (or possibly even blackmail, when necessary) of our federal officials by Israel-firsters is so advanced and so harmful to America that denouncing it has become a civic duty.

The only problem with Margolis's article is its failure to provide a real remedy to the problem, because denunciation alone isn't going to to anything. When was the last time Washington abandoned a long-standing corrupt practice because the American people denounced it?

But I'll fill in that blank:

The co-option of American officials will stop when there's no longer anything to be gained by it. That is, the co-option will stop when those officials no longer have an excess of other people's money to spend on behalf of the co-opters, because the rest of us cease sending them that money. Thus, as with so many other matters of the swamp, the only solution is the CtC solution, which is to say, the Founders' solution.

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 23- In 1775, Patrick Henry says, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"  In 1806, Lewis and Clark turn their backs on the Pacific and head home.  In 1857, Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed in New York City.  In 1919, Benito Mussolini founds the Fascist movement in Italy.  In 1933, the German Reichstag passes the 'Enabling Act', giving Adolph Hitler dictatorial powers.  In 1956, Pakistan becomes the world's first Islamic republic.  In 2006, the Federal Reserve stops publishing 'M-3'-- the complete report of money supply-- thus acting to conceal key policy indices.  This information is still reported by private sources-- see the 'Regarding Money' feature of this newsletter for access.       


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IGNORANCE TAX: An unnecessary income tax exaction suffered out of ignorance as to lawful objects of the tax and the means of its application by someone too lazy, frightened or misled to learn how it really works and to what it really applies.

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





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-Arthur Schopenhauer


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Regarding "Tax Reform"

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

-Thomas Paine

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

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Films That Belong In Every Home Library


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


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


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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

March 24- In 1765, Britain passes the "Quartering Act", requiring the American colonists to house British troops.  In 1882, the tuberculosis bacterium is discovered.  In 1900, New York City breaks ground on its first subway project.  In 1972, Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.  In 1989, the 'Exxon Valdez' spills 240,000 barrels of oil after running aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska.  In 1999, NATO attacks Yugoslavia.  In 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 is driven at full speed into the French Alps by an apparently suicidal pilot.  This being a real airplane crash, the debris field is extensive and obvious.     


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.