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Current Events and Continuing Education for April 29 through May 12, 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.”

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Evil people will lie about anything to have their evil way.

"The Press" In The First Amendment Means "The Printing Press", Not "The Members Of The Press Club"


Have you been missing the dancing robot? Well, pine no more...

More New Victories, Including One That Is Especially Interesting!


A handy collection of Thought-Provokers and Dialogue-Starters

Tweets, Gabs And Posts For The Week


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Rumors of War: Washington Is Looking For A Fight'


Featured in recent editions:

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'


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


Newsletter Delivery Options


Newsletter Archives



My interview by Lana Lotkeff for Radio 3Fourteen can be found here.

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The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

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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 29- In 1770, James Cook arrives at what he names 'Botany Bay' in Australia.  In 1968, 'Hair' opens on Broadway.  In 1974, Richard Nixon releases an edited version of the Watergate-related tape recordings made in the Oval Office.  In 1975, the United States begins evacuating Americans from Saigon in the expectation of its imminent fall to North Vietnamese forces.  In 1986, Roger Clemens throws 20 strikeouts in nine innings.  In 1992, riots break out in Los Angeles after the acquittal of police officers on trial for use of excessive force in the arrest of Rodney King.  In 2004, Oldsmobile builds its final car; and George W. Bush and Dick Cheney "testify" before the "9/11 Commission", refusing to be under oath, recorded, or witnessed by anyone but the two commission members allowed to be present, and insisting on "testifying" in each other's presence.               


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

NOTE: If you wish to attend the seminar, PLEASE RSVP to Doreen as indicated in the information page linked above, and at the earliest opportunity.

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


"The Press" In The First Amendment Doesn't Mean "Members Of The Press"

...and the real target of "Russiagate" has always been Julian Assange.

A HUGE INUNDATION OF EYEWASH is coming down like brown rain on the American people, courtesy of the Empire and its apparatchiks. All of it is meant to demonize Julian Assange with spurious assertions that the Russian government attacked our electoral process and Assange helped them do it.

The object of the cognitive assault is to soften American brains in advance of Assange's intended show trial, conviction and ultimate evisceration.

The Mueller report-- the release of which was roughly coincident with Assange's seizure from the Ecuadorian embassy in London--is the current major power-source for the Assange smear. But the Russian/Assange attack bullsh*t has been polluting the landscape since 2016, when Assange published the emails showing that Hillary Clinton and cronies in the DNC conspired to rig the Democrat nomination process in Clinton's favor at the expense of rival Senator Bernie Sanders.

It was probably at the point of that Clinton/DNC exposé that some sly Deep State officer first had the dark idea for the brilliant "Russiagate" theatrical, primarily deployed as a long-march weapon against Julian Assange but with multiple side benefits, as well.

CONSIDER: "RUSSIAGATE" GENERATED AN ARMY of mindless defenders for everything Trump did, simply because it appeared that he was being victimized by a groundless partisan political assault. The other wing of the statist vulture (the Democrats) also scored endless points with its own base for its strident attacks on a president who both sides pretended to be anti-establishment (something particularly abhorred by the Democrat rank-and-file).

All the while, of course, every DCver, of whichever label-- and no one more than Trump-- stayed the military-industrial-national-security-state course in every respect. Indeed, the deep state policies that have plagued America for the last thirty years have dramatically worsened during the entire "Russiagate" run.

Since Trump's election we have seen the abandonment of even a pretense of fairness in the Israeli-Palestinian issue in many different ways; the withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal and the IMF treaty with Russia; weapons deliveries to the Nazi regime in Ukraine; increased US military mucking about in Africa; an ever-more-ominous drumbeat for war with Iran (and maybe even Venezuela); and behavior toward Russia and China that seems calculated to bring the world to the brink of nuclear war. I could go on and on.

In short, while veiled from widespread public perception by the "Russiagate" distraction, Donald Trump has shown himself to be a masterful deep state officer. Despite a high volume of contradictory declarations throughout his time in office-- and the reformist-sounding rhetoric of his presidential campaign-- Trump has marched the United States more rapidly down the imperial/Leviathan/statist path than any of his predecessors.

I have seen it suggested by apologists that the policies pursued by Trump have been forced upon him by an adversarial Deep State, which was actually threatening him with the "Russiagate" charges. But the evidence belies this naive notion.

It is Trump who has seen Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, Jared Kushner, Nikki Haley and Elliot Abrams into their offices. It is Trump who ordered the launching of cruise missiles against Syrian government targets on transparently ridiculous accusations and without waiting for forensics.

Likewise, it is Trump who has vetoed the resolution to end support for Saudi Arabia's barbarisms in Yemen. It is Trump who has played along with the British poodle's Russia-baiting Skripal nonsense and expulsion of diplomats. It is Trump who has moved the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and cut-off all aid to the imprisoned and increasingly dispossessed and decimated Palestinians. It is Trump who... well, again, I could go on and on.

SO, HERE'S THE FLESHED-OUT PICTURE, AS I NOW SUSPECT IT TO REALLY BE: "Russiagate" has been a ploy to which Trump is likely a party. It has, after all, done him nothing but good by facilitating the implementation of Trump administration policies which, without the "Russiagate"-generated partisan passions and endless distractions, would have faced much more critical scrutiny by the American people.

The bitching and apparent resistance and opposition to the Mueller probe and all the rest has been just "Art of the Deal" pretense. Remember, Trump actually let Mueller's investigation proceed just as Mueller wished it to without ever exercising any of his considerable powers to thwart it. All he really did was launch endless threats and complaints into the air, keeping his own base fired up and distracted, and enraging and distracting the Democrat base.

Trump could have readily cut the probe short, or at least endeavored to do so, by using his bully pulpit and the passion of his base to make much of Comey and Mueller's failure to conduct any forensics on the DNC email servers, for instance.

Similarly, Trump could have seriously attacked the provenance of the "Steele Dossier", challenged the questioning of Michael Cohen, made a great deal about the utterly absurd allegations that the evidence presented in Mueller's IRA indictments prove Russian government efforts to influence the US elections, and much, much more. At the very least, such efforts would have diminished the political friction of the supposedly adversarial probe. But none of these things were done.

On the other side, Mueller carried on for two years despite never coming up with anything but ludicrous politically-timed "indictments" chock-full of unsupported accusations which are ridiculous on their faces and will never be tested in any event due to being directed at people in other countries. The nature of those lame drumroll fizzles would have made perfectly clear to anyone conducting a real investigation that there was nothing substantive to be found. Mueller persisting anyway, and trotting out the farcical announcements periodically, should make perfectly clear to the rest of us that he was just play-acting.

Mueller and James Comey's failure to interview Julian Assange or to forensically examine the DNC servers-- the alleged hacking of which is at the very heart of the purported investigation-- dramatically emphasize the falseness of the "Russiagate investigation".

Likewise, neither Mueller or Comey ever spoke to Chris Murray, the former British ambassador who had long-since declared himself to have delivered the thumb-drive full of emails to WikiLeaks. Nor has either ever addressed in any way the detailed expert forensic study by the organization of former CIA and NSA intelligence and cybertech specialists which definitively establishes that the DNC emails were not "hacked", but were instead copied onto a thumb-drive by someone with direct access (and someone who was in a position to know that smoking guns would be found among them, making the exercise worthwhile).

In short, there never really was a "Russiagate" investigation. The rabid Trump supporters will say, "Aha! Just like we thought, it's always just been a partisan, anti-Trump witch-hunt!" But that is to get taken-in by the deep game. "Russiagate" was never an anti-Trump thing. The pretense has been a co-production of Trump, his people, his alleged opposition, and the deep state machine, all of whom benefitted, as outlined above.

BUT EVEN FACILITATING TRUMP'S CONTINUATION of the long-standing bi-partisan policies against which he mendaciously ran in order to gain office is not "Russiagate's" purpose, just as blind hatred of Trump has never been behind it at the upper levels at which actual decisions get made about such things. "Russiagate's" real purpose has always been the set up of the take-down of Julian Assange.

As much as the record of events over Trump's time in office amply shows that he has never been any kind of threat to the swamp-creatures, the record, for ten years now, has amply shown Julian Assange IS a real threat to the statist-quo. It is on Assange's head that the "Russiagate" crosshairs have been resting, not Donald Trump's.

The object of the exercise has been falsely smearing Assange as an enemy of the American people due to his alleged participation in an alleged Russian attack on the integrity of our electoral process.

Both allegations deployed against Assange are pure fictions, of course. Not only are both entirely unsupported by any credible evidence, but both are belied by the evidence that is is hand. This includes the particulars of Mueller's own indictment allegations against what is clearly a private Russian spamming and scamming operation which put out a bit of click-bait in the course of a paltry amount of Facebook advertising purchases and twitter account creations (but which Mueller tries to portray as a Russian government election interference scheme), as well as the forensic evidence that the DNC emails released by WikiLeaks were actually downloads onto a thumb-drive, not hacks.

OKAY, SO THAT LONG BIT ABOVE has been the extended preamble to the real substance of this article. In it, I have taken the opportunity to provide a little oft-forgotten backstory to this sordid affair, and to air my notions about Trump's actual collusion having been with the folks behind "Russiagate" (and in response to which I will be happy to see comments here).

But my real focus in this piece is the foam-mouthed abuse of language and law being conducted right now by anti-Assange voices. In particular, I want to discuss the corrupt spin by these hacks meant to convince folks in fly-over country that the phrase "the press" in the First Amendment to the US Constitution is a reference to some class of actors, or an institution.

But "the press" is neither a class of persons, or a profession, or an institution. In fact, the phrase has a perfectly mundane and far more significant and powerful meaning than any of these things.

What the phrase means is simply "the printing press". The First Amendment prohibition of any law abridging the freedom of the press stands against any government act inhibiting the willingness or ability of anyone to publish anything at all in high volume or for wide distribution.

IT IS, IN FACT, OBVIOUS to any rational and historically-informed consideration that the Constitutionally-secured freedom of the press is, first and foremost, intended to protect the wide dissemination of political arguments, criticisms of existing institutions and exposure of government crimes. None of this has anything to do with "journalism", per se.

"Reporting the news", however defined, is of course also protected, just as is the advertising of products and sharing of material in service to casual personal interests. But the core "freedom of the press" meant to be protected by the First Amendment is the freedom of anyone who decides that it would be good or important for everyone else to know what he or she knows or thinks to set up a press (or use whatever other technology serves the purpose) and get his or her message out to one and all.

Indeed, at the time of the adoption of the First Amendment there was no "press" in any institutional sense as it is thought of today, and especially as it is meant to be thought of by those attempting to argue against Julian Assange being afforded First Amendment protection by claiming that he "really isn't a journalist". At that time, and particularly during the Revolutionary period in which the importance of press freedom was made clear, presses were set up (or hired) by anyone with something they believed important for their fellows to know or consider.

Like, for instance, that US troops engaged by high office-holders in wars of aggression in other countries facilitated by lies to the American people about "WMDs" and other things are being bent into amoral criminals by the circumstances into which they are thrust. These once-beautiful young people end up callously killing unarmed civilians (including children) and abusing prisoners, among much else, generating life-long enmity for all Americans among foreign populations and ending up so spiritually damaged in the process as to become statistics in a horrendous epidemic of suicide.

Or that US state department officials are secretly plotting the destabilization of other countries (see here, here and here, for example), which will virtually guarantee future violence and the loss of American blood and/or treasure, more pathologies of the sort described above, and the continued flow of money from other American's pockets into those of the arms industry and the enabling politicians to whom some of that largesse will be doled out as "campaign contributions", making the whole cycle perpetual.

Or that the American political process has been compromised by a conspiracy between a favored candidate and a party's national organization, at the expense of a disfavored candidate.

Or that the CIA has developed a means to mis-attribute cyberware and cyberevents (including malware and hacks) to other actors, enabling the production of false-flag events.

And so on...

JULIAN ASSANGE AND HIS REVELATIONS are exactly what the "freedom of the press" is meant to protect. Contra all the lying court stenographers and hissing-snake political hacks calling for Assange's head, "the press" which the First Amendment stands to shield has never been better personified than in Julian Assange and his work.

Everyone raising the "Assange is no journalist!" thing is an eyewash-monger; and every low-down dirty dog baying for his punishment is an enemy of the Constitution, who should be denounced as such.


(BTW, You can do your part to stop all the evil Julian Assange has courageously exposed, at such great cost to himself-- and without waiting for anyone else to do anything. See the post here, and read every linked page within it.)

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Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

Notes And Tips For Educated Filers

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

April 30- In 1492, Christopher Columbus receives his royal commission.  In 1789, George Washington takes the oath of office as the first President of the United States.  Unlike modern holders of the office (and a few bad moves during his tenure notwithstanding), he means it.  In 1803, the United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million.  In 1812, the Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th of the several states, styling itself 'Louisiana'.  In 1900, Hawaii is declared a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.  In 1900, Casey Jones wrecks the Cannonball Express.  In 1927, the first United States federal prison for women opens.  In 1938, Porky Pig goes on his first rabbit hunt.  In 1945, Adolph Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide.  In 1993, the World Wide Web goes public.  In 2004, photos of grotesque detainee abuse by officials at the United States Abu Ghraib prison facility in Iraq make it to the media.  In 2009, Chrysler files for bankruptcy.   


New Victories To Share-- One Of Which Is Especially Interesting

Let's start with Forrest Voss and the Proof of the Pudding...

...served up by a dancing robot!

THE FILING THAT PRODUCED Forrest's 2015 victory can be seen here. You'll note that just as Forrest says in discussing this victory and the dancing-robot Notice of Deficiency which preceded it by about two weeks, the refund he has gotten so far is only a partial.

Without even the pretense of a rationale the IRS is proposing to just keep the $7,000 or so withheld under Chapter 21. This despite having already admitted, by the refund of all Chapter 24 withholdings, that Forrest had no "wages" on which Chapter 21 taxes could have arisen.

HERE IS THE FILING that produced Forrest's straightforward and complete 2016 victory. Here is the filing that produced his straightforward and complete 2017 victory.

BTW, after enjoying Forrest's new film yourself, share it around!! The link to this post is http://losthorizons.com/N/42.htm#Victories.


Alex Flores with his Federal Victory Debut!

ALEX SHARES HIS FIRST federal victory, this one for 2018:

Here is the filing that produced this complete refund.


Jazzmin Walton

JAZZMIN SHARES A 2016 refund just received a few weeks ago, with a nice dollop of interest:

This one is a victory-in-progress, though, as will be seen by looking at Jazzmin's filing.

That is, the United States has acknowledged that Jazzmin received no "wages" during 2016, by way of this complete refund of all Chapter 24 withholdings. But it is coyly holding back the Chapter 21 withholdings, even though the surtaxes to which they relate are also only measured by "wages" received.

Perhaps the Unites States is hoping that Jazzmin didn't study her CtC well, and will not understand that she is entitled to the refund of those amounts as well? If so, that hope is due to be dashed. Jazzmin knows better, and made that clear when she sent me these scans...


FORREST AND ALEX AND JAZZMIN'S 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!

AND, HEY! 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:

May 1- In 1328, England recognizes Scotland as an independent state after 32 years of attempted conquest.  In 1931, the Empire State Building in New York City is dedicated.  In 1950, Guam is organized as a "State of the United States".  In 1960, the U2 spyplane piloted by Francis Gary Powers is shot down over the Soviet Union.  In 1971, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) is formed.  In 2003, George W. Bush declares: "Mission accomplished!" in Iraq.  In 2006, the government of Puerto Rico closes its Department of Education and 42 other government agencies in responsible recognition of its fiscal situation.  In 2011, Barack Obama announces the assassination of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan by a crack team of Navy Seals.  The truth of this assertion is unknown.  According to the official story, although arguably the most potentially-useful subject of interrogation in US history (at least in the context of the alleged "terrorist war" paradigm within which all of this happened), and although described as unarmed and easily-taken, bin Laden was instead summarily shot in the head.  No body was ever seen; instead it is claimed that the body was taken away by the SEAL team and then simply dumped at sea.  Considerable evidence exists indicating that bin Laden had actually died years earlier, in December of 2001; further, the series of videos purportedly of bin Laden making various pronouncements useful to the US propaganda campaign supporting its foreign and domestic policies in the intervening years were obvious fakes.         


Tweets, Gabs And Posts For The Week

A handy collection of Thought-Provokers and Dialogue-Starters sized 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:


Do you suspect that the $billions in 100% refunds secured by CtC-educated Americans over the last 16 years have been just the most amazing, sustained tax agency screw-up in history? Not hardly. See the truth about that at http://losthorizons.com/tax/Gauntlet.pdf


Want to meet a few of the tens of thousands of CtC-educated American heroes who are busy restoring the republic for everyone? Visit http://losthorizons.com/BulletinBoard.htm#Videos and just start watching these short and fascinating films.


A CtC-educated American shuts down an IRS effort to collect an alleged $457,000 liability dating back to 2003 after learning the truth about the tax and filing knowledgeably in 2015: https://youtu.be/m29KL-JRLlo


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...)


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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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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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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:

May 2- In 1670, Charles II of England grants a perpetual charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to ply the fur-trade from North America.  In 1863, General Stonewall Jackson is accidentally wounded by his own troops, and dies of complications eight days later.  In 1885, Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale.  In 1918, General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company.  In 1932, Jack Benny's radio show hits the airwaves.  In 1945, Berlin falls to the Soviet Army.  In 1998, the European Central Bank is founded in Brussels.           


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:

May 3- In 1802, Washington, D.C. is incorporated.  In 1901, a fire destroys much of Jacksonville, Florida.  Unhindered by FEMA, the city is quickly rebuilt.  In 1916, captured leaders of Irish Easter Risings are executed by the British.  In 1921, West Virginia imposes the first union state sales tax.  In 1946, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins trials of Japanese officials for offenses such as authorizing the waterboarding and other inhumane acts to which captured enemy combatants were subjected.  Ultimately seven are executed and 16 are given life sentences.              


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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Rumors of War: Washington Is Looking For A Fight

by Philip Giraldi

Never before in recent decades has the United States been so belligerent, and that in spite of the fact that there is no single enemy or combination of enemies that actually threaten either the geographical United States or a vital interest.

It is depressing to observe how the United States of America has become the evil empire. Having served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and in the Central Intelligence Agency for the second half of the Cold War, I had an insider’s viewpoint of how an essentially pragmatic national security policy was being transformed bit by bit into a bipartisan doctrine that featured as a sine qua non global dominance for Washington. Unfortunately, when the Soviet Union collapsed the opportunity to end once and for all the bipolar nuclear confrontation that threatened global annihilation was squandered as President Bill Clinton chose instead to humiliate and use NATO to contain an already demoralized and effectively leaderless Russia.

American Exceptionalism became the battle cry for an increasingly clueless federal government as well as for a media-deluded public. When 9/11 arrived, the country was ready to lash out at the rest of the world. President George W. Bush growled that “There’s a new sheriff in town and you are either with us or against us.” Afghanistan followed, then Iraq, and, in a spirit of bipartisanship, the Democrats came up with Libya and the first serious engagement in Syria. In its current manifestation, one finds a United States that threatens Iran on a nearly weekly basis and tears up arms control agreements with Russia while also maintaining deployments of US forces in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and places like Mali. Scattered across the globe are 800 American military bases while Washington’s principal enemies du jour Russia and China have, respectively, only one and none.

Never before in my lifetime has the United States been so belligerent, and that in spite of the fact that there is no single enemy or combination of enemies that actually threaten either the geographical United States or a vital interest. Venezuela is being threatened with invasion primarily because it is in the western hemisphere and therefore subject to Washington’s claimed proconsular authority. Last Wednesday Vice President Mike Pence told the United Nations Security Council that the White House will remove Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from power, preferably using diplomacy and sanctions, but “all options are on the table.” Pence warned that Russia and other friends of Maduro need to leave now or face the consequences.


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

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

The only problem with the 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 practices, 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:

May 4- In 1886, a day after police had fired into a crowd of striking McCormick Harvesting Machine Company workers-- killing at least two, a bomb is thrown at police trying to break up a subsequent labor rally in Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois.  8 are killed and 60 are wounded; the police open fire on the crowd again, resulting in an unknown number of casualties.  In 1932, Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year sentence for tax evasion.  In 1970, National Guardsmen shoot into a crowd of unarmed students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University, killing four and wounding nine.            


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Was Grandpa Really a Moron

picks up where 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About The Income Tax' leaves off.

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CtC-Educated Lawyers: It's Way Past Time For You All To Queue Up!

[Y]ou really need to familiarize yourself with Pete Hendrickson's absolutely magnificent work at his website and in his book(s). He has, brilliantly and lucidly, "cracked the code" regarding the federal income EXCISE tax(es)."

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-John O'Neil Green, JD


“Thanks again for your efforts, Pete. They mean an awful lot to a lot of people.” “…as an attorney, I am humbled by your knowledge and ability in navigating the law. THANK YOU for your hard work and sacrifice.”

-Eric Smithers, JD


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-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD

Learn what these colleagues already know, then step forward and become part of a coordinated, mutually-supportive squadron focused on developing strategy and deploying the law in courtrooms across the country. There's a lot of suing that needs doing right now.

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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

Where To Find Things On This Site

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

Honest Cops Agree


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:

May 5- In 1215, rebel barons in England renounce their allegiance to King John, in the first in a series of events leading to the imposition of Magna Carta on the despotic monarchy.  In 1865, the first train robbery in the USA takes place in North Bend, Ohio.  In 1904, Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in modern baseball history.  In 1925, John Scopes is arrested for teaching evolution at a high school in Dayton, Tennessee.  


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.