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Current Events and Continuing Education for April 15 through April 28, 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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It is so easy to prove that...

The Government Knows Perfectly Well That CtC Is 100% Correct


Time this one goes to the people...

The "ARG44" Civil Complaint


Just in time to illuminate lots of Americans on Tax Day before they do something ignorant and harmful:

New Victories!


A handy collection of Thought-Provokers and Dialogue-Starters

Tweets, Gabs And Posts For The Week


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Reckoning With Failure In The War On Terror'


Featured in recent editions:

About how and why to be real American grown-ups.

Part II Of The Dallas Seminar Is Posted


Modern Americans have embraced a Devil's Bargain regarding moral agency.

The Infantilization Of The American People


Great uplift and outreach from great Americans!

New Victories!


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...


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Breaking Our Biggest Taboo'


We had a great time in Dallas a few weeks ago...

Part I Of The Dallas Seminar Is Posted!


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

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


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


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


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

- Thomas Paine

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

If CtC were actually right,

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

and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

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



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


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


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:

April 15- In 1755, Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language is published.  In 1865, Abraham Lincoln dies of his wounds after being shot the day before by John Wilkes Booth to the cry of "Sic semper tyrannis!"  In 1912, the "unsinkable" Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic.  In 1924, Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.  In 1947, Jackie Robinson debuts with the Brooklyn Dodgers.  In 1989, the Tiananmen Square protests begin.  In 2013, two bombs explode near the finish-line of the Boston Marathon. The incident is used as the pretext for a brief experiment with martial law in the area several days later.              


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


Cincinnati, Sunshine!! Saturday, May 18!

Be there for the next CtC Seminar, on the north bank of the mighty Ohio!!

Click here for more information

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.


The Government Knows Perfectly Well That CtC is 100% Correct

...and this is so easy to prove, in so many different ways...

HERE IS MY FAVORITE PROOF of the fact that the United States and its organs know perfectly well that CtC is completely correct, and aren't able to muster even the pretense of a challenge: False Ascriptions To CtC.

This bizarre fraud by DoJ Tax Division attorneys and a couple of sitting federal judges does it for me because less than three pages of text and a few supporting exhibits make unmistakably clear that,

1. an elaborate project was undertaken in 2006 to create a formal judicial "finding" that CtC makes the ridiculous and hoary "tax protestor" argument that "only federal, state or local government workers are liable for the payment of federal income tax"; and,

2. the "finding" is a complete fraud.

ONCE THOSE TWO FACTS ARE CLEAR, the rest is simple. The point, and the liberating truth, is then driven thoroughly home with any honest correspondent by simply directing attention to the obvious:

If there actually WERE anything wrong about what CtC teaches, THAT would be the thing or things identified and denounced by the "official" opposition. There would be no resort to lies.

Because there IS resort to lies, it is plain that no real flaws exist in CtC. This is sandbox-level stuff.

THE FOLLOW UP involves showing that even though conceived and contrived solely as a pretext for falsely declaring the very first educated returns to be "frivolous" and "false" (in hopes of suppressing the growing number of Americans turning to CtC to learn and become liberated from the "ignorance tax"), the fraudulent ascription to CtC became the Energizer Bunny of tax-truth-suppression.

See, for instance, the long-standing and still current deployment of the fraud as a case citation against the argument that only government workers are liable for the tax, in item #C (4) of the IRS 'Truth About Frivolous Arguments' paper. The citation of United States v. Hendrickson in this "frivolous" list is meant to engender the false belief in everyone who sees it that CtC makes this absurd argument, and can be dismissed accordingly..

Here's another: The fraud's deployment in 2014 as part of a wide-ranging and broadly-mendacious attack on CtC by an unhinged and utterly corrupt Tax Court judge, which, judging from the number of times I've been asked about it, seems to be widely flogged about by the "ignorance tax" crowd. I spend some time disassembling this combination ad hominem and strawman attack here.

There are many other instances in which the false ascription has appeared-- there is even reason to believe that it is invoked without being declared every time a hoax "Frivolous Return Penalty" is deployed. All in all, showing this pattern should prove to be a ringing heads-up for any correspondent about the depth and breadth of the corruption with which his or her eyes have been being washed by the "ignorance-tax" schemers.

SO, THAT'S MY FAVORITE WAY OF PROVING the accuracy of CtC. What's yours?

Send in a brief write-up of what you favor when encountering a skeptic. Maybe it's the material here? Or the comical dodge/admission shown and discussed here?

Perhaps it's the other exposé of judicial corruption in furtherance of the "ignorance tax" scheme presented here (or in video form here) that works best for you? Or maybe it's all the videos by other educated American men and women collected here?

Whatever it is, be it a resource posted on losthorizons.com or something you've written up or assembled yourself, share your preference with me and I'll share the results of this little survey with everyone else. It should help everyone move things forward, don't you think?

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Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

Notes And Tips For Educated Filers

This year's Declaration Day Party will be held on Saturday, July 6. Mark your calendars!!

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

April 16- In 1862, slavery is outlawed in the District of Columbia-- a year after the start of the War Between the States.  In 1941, Bob Feller throws an opening-day no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians against the Chicago White Sox.  In 1943, Albert Hofmann takes his first trip.  In 1947, approximately 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in a cargo ship in the harbor of Texas City, Texas, wreaking enormous destruction.  In 2007, a lone gunman successfully kills or wounds 55 American adults who had been denied the means of self-defense under the policies of Virginia Tech.   


The "ARG44" Civil Complaint

Time this one just goes to the people...

AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, there was a time when plans were underway to prosecute a class-action lawsuit against bad apples in the IRS and Office of Chief Counsel responsible for deployments of the "Frivolous Return Penalty" hoax against educated filers. A lawyer had been found to handle the case, and about two dozen qualified plaintiffs had signed on.

Then in December of 2017, the lawyer had a massive medical catastrophe. He survived, but only after major surgery and a many-months-long recovery. Afterwards, his energy for handling the class-action had faded away.

I worked at encouraging the fellow to muster his strength and get back in the game, but to no avail. My efforts to find a replacement also proved ineffectual.

DURING THE SAME PERIOD, the analysis, authorities and favorable facts accumulating on behalf of the good guys in regard to the FRP hoax continued. All categories got stronger and stronger-- even while having already been hugely muscular.

Considering all of this together-- the unreliability of the class-action project at this point (unless a qualified lawyer steps up), and the armed-for-bear character of our resources, along with the ongoing need to get some action going in some courtrooms and begin doing some serious slap-downs of these hoax attacks-- I have decided to post a sample lawsuit complaint for use by individual litigants.

The complaint, along with important information and guidance, can be found here.

"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

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New Victories!

Just in time to illuminate the American people before they do something ignorant and harmful.

Tony George

TONY IS ROCKIN' AND ROLLIN'! This is the third victory he has shared in as many months-- this one a complete refund from Oklahoma of everything withheld from him during 2018:

Here is the filing that produced this victory on behalf of the rule of law.


Lauren in Colorado

LAUREN IS EXCITED TO SHARE her first victory as an educated filer-- a complete refund of everything withheld from her and given over to Colorado during 2018:

Here is Lauren's first victory-winning filing.


Brian Swanson

BRIAN SHARES HIS LATEST VICTORY-- federal, for everything withheld during 2018. Brian's victories are always especially interesting, because as a retired US military man with a pension while also being a worker in the private sector, his filings contain withholdings from both actual taxable activities and non-taxable activities. Here is Brian's 2018 100% credit notice:


Here is the compound filing that resulted in this refund.


Craig Schieder

CRAIG SHARES HIS FIRST EDUCATED VICTORY-- which is itself a little bit of an education, as will be seen. This victory, which Craig secured just two weeks ago, consists of a refund of what was withheld during 2017 and given to the feds. The refund came back as a credit with the overpayment diverted to old liabilities arising from pre-CtC-enlightenment practices.

Here is the credit notice:

...and here is the filing that produced it. The lesson that came with this victory is to watch carefully if you use a software product to create a filing for you! In this case Craig used TurboTax, and I'm sorry to see that this version of the program failed to add Craig's FICA withholdings to his amount claimed for refund of federal taxes withheld on the 1040, even though creating a perfectly-proper 4852 for Craig.

Thus, the $17,965.00 refunded is only a partial, and this federal victory is still in progress. But... the feds HAVE acknowledged that Craig received no "wages" in 2017 by way of this complete Chapter 24 withholding refund. Therefore they have also acknowledged that they have no basis for keeping the Chapter 21 withholdings.



GOTTA LOVE THESE HEROES!! Craig, Brian, Lauren and Tony are tuck-pointing the tattered brickwork in the rule of law on which we all rely to shield us from arbitrary power, and draining the swamp at the same time. Hats off to them all!!

And these heroes are not alone, of course. Their excellent victories join those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here. Each constitutes another critical step toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.

Don't you wish your victories were proudly posted, too?

It's easy. Stand up on behalf of the law, and then share the evidence.

That's all there is to it!

FURTHER, DON'T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted? This is easy to do, and very important (plus it can get you some great losthorizons swag!). See (and carefully read in their entirety) 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:

April 17- In 1521, Martin Luther refuses to recant his teachings in an address to the assembly at the Diet of Worms.  In 1861, Virginia secedes from the United States.  In 1905, the US Supreme Court upholds the right of two or more Americans to freely contract with each other on terms of their own liking, even in defiance of state efforts to impose restrictions and controls, in the case of Lochner v. New York.  In 1949, 26 counties leave the British Commonwealth and form the Republic of Ireland.  In 1961, CIA-trained Cuban refugees invade the Bay of Pigs in an effort to overthrow the Castro regime.  In 1964, Ford unveils the Mustang.  In 1970, Apollo 13 returns safely to Earth.        


Tweets, Gabs And Posts For The Week

A handy collection of Thought-Provokers and Dialogue-Starters for use on any platform.

THE FOLLOWING SHORT POSTS are all under 300 characters (with spaces), and so can be used as-is on Twitter, Gab, Facebook, or wherever. Please post them all widely and often!!

BTW, this list may get additions and updates throughout the week, so check back now and then! Here are the posts:


WANT TO GUT the Military-Industrial Complex before it wreaks more havoc and creates more orphans and refugees? Learn and spread the truth about the income tax at http://losthorizons.com/A/TheNatureOfTheTax.pdf. See what will happen, at http://losthorizons.com/CtCLife.htm.


WANT TO SEE the Military-Industrial Complex, and all its harm, shut down? Urge ______ to shelve the ego and start spreading the state-restraining truth about the income tax at http://losthorizons.com/A/TheNatureOfTheTax.pdf. See what will happen, at http://losthorizons.com/CtCLife.htm.

[Fill in the blank from the following list of big-voice pundits who have gotten my newsletters for years apparently without ever personally reading any of them, and in any event without ever sharing anything: Lew Rockwell, Paul Craig Roberts, Chuck Baldwin, Bruce Fein, Ray McGovern, G. Edward Griffin, Glenn Greenwald, Robert Higgs, Tom DiLorenzo, Tom Woods, KrisAnne Hall, Sheryl Attkisson, John Whitehead, Radley Balko, William Anderson, Stephen Lendman, Philip Giraldi, Kim Strassel, and William Binney.]


ON BEHALF ON JULIAN ASSANGE, and all of those to whom he has delivered truth at great personal expense, I denounce in the strongest terms every American who needlessly finances the thugs who persecute that good man but should know better, as shown here.


@Wikileaks, why are you not spreading the state-restraining truth about the American income tax?! You have a big voice, and could make all that is described at http://losthorizons.com/CtCLife.htm happen-- fast enough, even, to spare Julian Assange what otherwise lies before him.


A Word From The United Bitches of America

NOTE: If you share this video around (and I know you will), keep in mind that some viewers will fool themselves into thinking that just forwarding such things around is the same as actually doing something to fix the problem of the criminal state. Be sure to preemptively correct this misunderstanding, and provide links and an admonition to get CtC-educated and CtC-activated.


DO YOU WANT TO PREVENT the imminent crimes against the Iranian people? Learn the truth about the income tax at http://losthorizons.com/TheNatureOfTheTax.pdf and put it to use as shown at http://losthorizons.com/CtCLife.htm.


AN UNMISTAKABLE, INDISPUTABLE subordination of American law and interests to the purposes of a foreign state is being committed by President Trump and others in public office: http://losthorizons.com/N/20.htm#PageOne. Why is no one speaking of this?


YOU'VE BEEN SCREWED HARD your entire adult life by the biggest Deep State scheme in American history. See it exposed in just a few pages of documentation at http://losthorizons.com/A/TheNatureOfTheTax.pdf.


AND HERE IS SOMETHING TO POST anywhere possible as a response to righteous-- but thus far toothless- expressions of outrage at what is being done to Julian Assange and our right to know what our servant government is really up to:

So, Friend, you rightly raise hell about the outrages being perpetrated on the heroic Julian Assange. And yet, you continue to personally finance every one of those outrages, and have made no effort to inform your readers of the fact that the odds are neither they, nor you, need be doing so under the law.

I challenge and implore you to visit http://losthorizons.com/The16th.htm. Learn the liberating and empowering truth about the American income tax that has led tens of thousands of American men and women to cease paying for the war crimes and other offense Julian Assange has exposed, and also to be spared the moral taint for financing the "official" street crimes of the kind by which Assange is being victimized.

These educated Americans have taken back $billions (with a "b") from the United States-- see about 1,300 examples of these complete recoveries of amounts withheld or paid-in as tax at http://losthorizons.com/BulletinBoard.htm. See what it would mean if more Americans knew what these good folks know, at http://losthorizons.com/CtCLife.htm. Spread this critically-important information and become a big part of the solution, rather than continuing to be a small but definite part of the problem.

(NOTE: A little customization as needed will make this a suitable post in response to griping about any number of government offenses...)


BTW, if you do tweets, gabs and posts of your own composition (as I hope you do), PLEASE make a point of including links to the material on losthorizons that you want your readers to see! Find them all here and here (a newsfeed reader will be needed to see the links at that latter resource, which lists and links to all newsletter articles of the last year or so...).

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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);

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

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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:

April 18- In 1775, Paul Revere makes his midnight ride to rouse the American militia.  In 1783, the fighting in the war for American independence comes to an end.  In 1906, an earthquake and consequent fire destroys much of San Francisco.  Unhindered by FEMA or other officious and corrupt interference from Washington, the city is quickly rebuilt.  In 1923, Yankee Stadium opens.  In 1946, the League of Nations is dissolved.          


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:

April 19- Dateline: Boston.

Massachusetts Governor Condemns Armed Extremists

Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19 by the elements of a paramilitary extremist faction. Military and law-enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash, the Massachusetts governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right wing tax protest movement. The Governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor described the group's organizers as criminals, and issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law and order.

The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed widespread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.

The governor issued a ban on military style weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting earlier this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized forcible confiscation of illegal arms. One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons. Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition elsewhere in the state.

However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government's plan. During an intense standoff in Lexington's town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender their weapons and return to their homes.

The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right wing extremists. Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.

Ironically, the local citizenry blamed the government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Col. Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

The governor has called upon citizens to support the state and national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against government troops. Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as the ring leaders of the extremist faction, remain at large.


Also on this date:  In 1933, FDR announces the abandonment of the gold standard.  In 1961, the Bay of Pigs invasion effort is defeated.  In 1993, the Clinton administration firebombs a community in Waco, Texas, killing 81 American men, women and children.  In 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City is partly destroyed by explosives.  In 2011, Fidel Castro resigns after 45 years in office as head of Cuba's Communist Party Central Committee.  In 2013, Tamerlan Tsarenev, alleged Boston Marathon bomber, is said to have been killed in a shoot-out with police. Some reason exists to be uncertain of the truth of this story.         


Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word??

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

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

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


The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

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

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

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

-Thomas Jefferson

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

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

-Thomas Paine




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

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

-George Orwell


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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)


Reckoning With Failure In The War On Terror

by Chris Hedges

Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the presidency, as Max Blumenthal points out in his insightful book “The Management of Savagery: How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump,” was made possible not only by massive social inequality and concentration of wealth and political power in the hands of the oligarchic elites but by the national security state’s disastrous and prolonged military interventions overseas. 

From the CIA’s funneling of over a billion dollars to Islamic militants in the 1970s war in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union to the billion dollars spent on training and equipping the radical jihadists currently fighting in Syria, the United States has repeatedly empowered extremists who have filled the vacuums of failed states it created. The extremists have turned with a vengeance on their sponsors. Washington’s fueling of these conflicts was directly responsible for the rise of figures such as Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden and ultimately laid the groundwork for the 9/11 attacks. It also spawned the rabid Islamophobia in Europe and the United States that defines Trump’s racist worldview and has been successfully used to justify the eradication of basic civil liberties and democratic rights. 

The misguided interventions by the national security apparatus have resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths, over 5 million desperate refugees fleeing to Europe, the destruction of entire cities, the squandering of some $5 trillion of U.S. taxpayer money, rampant corruption and criminality. The mandarins of national security, rather than blunt the rise of radical jihadism, have ensured its spread across the globe. The architects of this imperial folly have a symbiotic relationship with those they profess to hate. The two radical extremes—the interventionists in the national security apparatus and the radical jihadists—play off of each other to countenance ever-greater acts of savagery. The more perfidious your enemy, the more your own extremism is justified. We are locked in a macabre dance with the killers we created and empowered, matching war crime for war crime, torture for torture and murder for murder. This unrestrained violence has a dark momentum that escapes management and control. It exacerbates the very insecurity it claims to be attempting to eliminate by constantly creating legions of new enemies.

 “Drone strikes take out a few bad guys to be sure, but they also kill a large number of innocent civilians,” Nabeel Khoury, a former U.S. deputy chief of mission in Yemen, argues. “Given Yemen’s tribal structure, the U.S. generates roughly forty to sixty new enemies for every AQAP [al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula] operative killed by drones.”


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

I hope you read all of Hedge's article. It's a cogent warning of a very real and ongoing threat.

The only problem with Hedge's article is its failure to provide a real remedy to the problem, because drawing attention alone isn't going to to anything. When was the last time Washington abandoned a corrupt and criminal practice, policy or program just because fingers were pointed and wagged?

But I'll fill in that blank:

Dangerous and corrupt practice, policies and programs will stop only when there's not enough money in the hands of the criminal actors to pay for them, 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:

April 20- In 1861, Robert E. Lee resigns his United States Army commission and devotes himself to the defense of Virginia.  In 1912, Tiger Stadium in Detroit and Fenway Park in Boston open for business.  In 1916, the Chicago Cubs play their first game at Wrigley Field.  In 1918, the Red Baron shoots down his 79th and 80th dogfight opponents, his last before being killed himself the next day.  In 1999, two students kill or wound 37 unarmed students and teachers at Columbine High School in Colorado.           


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

"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson







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





(How our forefathers responded to arrogant "Rule of Law defiers"...)





“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer


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The Willingness Of Some People To Trade Liberty For Convenience Is Without Limit...

Regarding "Tax Reform"

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

-Thomas Paine

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

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Films That Belong In Every Home Library


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


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


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics




Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

April 21- In 1836, Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat Mexican General Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto.  In 1944, France recognizes the right of women to vote.  In 1975, Nguyen Van Thieu, President of South Vietnam, flees Saigon.  In 1989, 100,000 students fill Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.         


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.