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Mid-Edition Update for May 6, 2019

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Featured In This Update:

The Country Is "America"; "The United States" Is Just A Tool


Erik Clark & Friends Are Making The World A Better Place


Other Voices: The Path To War With Iran Is Paved With Sanctions


Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


Featured In Recent Editions:

A 3 AM Thought


Craig Schieder Shares Some Inspiring Words (And A Bunch Of Victories)


Why CtC Is The Only Remedy To Leviathan


I Love Stumbling Across A Good "Tell"!


Thwarting Judicial Corruption With 'Constitutional Avoidance' Doctrine


It's Time To Celebrate Some 2019 Victories!


An Excellent Tale Of A REAL Female Super-Hero


On "Cherry-Picking"


Re-Opening The National Forum


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


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


On Tax Agency "Determination" Authority


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


BTW, Don't Miss These Items Of Interest:

Regarding State Group Membership


The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart


Why Are You Not Doing This?


Project Paradigm-Shift


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!


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


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


The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC Is Now Available!

Btw, a copy of CtC from anywhere except the link above may not be a current edition. CHECK. It matters. Also, there ARE no e-book, Kindle or .pdf versions of CtC. Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for free-- any such thing.


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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 6- In 1536, King Henry VIII commands that English-language Bibles are to be placed in every church.  In 1861, Arkansas secedes from the union.  In 1877, after twelve years of war, Sioux Chief Crazy Horse surrenders to the U.S. Cavalry.  In 1889, the Eiffel Tower opens to the public.  In 1935, an FDR executive order creates the Works Progress Administration.  In 1937, the German zeppelin 'Hindenburg' (filled with hydrogen due to a United States-imposed embargo of helium shipments to Germany), burst into flames while docking in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 35 of 97 persons aboard, and one person on the ground below.  In 1954, Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile.  In 1994, Paula Jones files a sexual harassment suit against then-President Bill Clinton.   


Anniversaries of interest for each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter mid-edition update below.


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

-James Madison


Cincinnati, Sunshine!! May 18th!

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

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The Country Is "America"; "The United States" Is Just A Tool

...or to make it a bit more earthy: America is the owner; the United States is the dog.

ANOTHER CtC SEMINAR IS QUEUING UP in less than two weeks. As is the practice at these affairs, we will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance.

But no, not that dog-worshipping flag-chant that was drummed into your brain when you were five years old...

We will stand as a body of genuine, woken-up American men and women and join together in reciting the proper American pledge of allegiance-- a pledge of allegiance to the founding principles around which the American states united, and of which the Washington, DC-based "United States" they created is merely a guard dog:

The Proper American Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to the principles of the United States of America,

holding that all men are created equal,

that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,

and that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

I hold further that it is to secure these rights that Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed,

and that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

(Get the Proper Pledge as a shareable .pdf here.)

I MENTION THIS TODAY in order to remind everyone of the very critical distinction between us-- "America", and it-- "the United States". WE are the "men" among which IT "government" is instituted-- by our hand and our consent, and valid only while on good behavior.

This isn't rocket-science stuff, of course. But I believe it needs to be spelled out and looked-at regularly, because "IT" really wants "US" to forget the distinction. "It" constantly spends a whole lot of resources trying to make that happen (see a discussion of one example here).

The reason for that effort is that "it" isn't really an "it"-- that is, just a thing, with nothing but programmed purposes. "It" ("the United States") is actually a construct made up of around 17 million men and women (both actual United States officials and employees and contractors performing federal offices as part of a ploy meant to keep the apparent size of government low for political purposes).

So, quite contrary to carrying out impartial programmed purposes, "it" operates broadly at the direction and in service to the self-serving agenda of those 17 million men and women. At a granular level "it" operates in service to the agendas of the relative handful of people whose quid-pro-quo financing of the elections of key officials determines who those officials (and their appointees) will be, and/or have other means of wielding significant influence.

Service to the agenda of those pipers is modestly salted, as necessary, with lowest-common-denominator side-show pandering and bone-throws to broad swaths of voters. The pandering and bone-throws sustain a modern childish fancy, born of decades of sly propaganda and consent-engineering, that those agenda-wielding officials are faithfully implementing OUR agenda, rather than their own.

The last thing anyone in, or benefitting from, the "it" contingent wants is for "us" to be actively conscious of whose interests "it" is really looking-after. Hence, the snow-job effort about "it" and "us" being one and the same.

OBVIOUSLY, KEEPING THE DISTINCTION between "us" and "it" (read put as, "them") firmly in mind is always important to good citizenship. But there are times when doing so is more along the lines of a moral and practical imperative than merely a wise practice. I believe we are in such a time right now.

As I write this, and as you read it, lunatics holding office in Washington are laboring hard and relentlessly to provoke or launch a war with Iran, and to propagandize the American public ("us") into going along with this. (A big part of this propaganda attack consists of the risible charge that Iran is a "leading state sponsor of terrorism", when it is an easily-checked fact that the vast majority of what are called terrorist acts are committed by Sunni Muslims-- such as those of Saudi Arabia-- and Iran is Shia.)

The only immediate practical consequence for Americans would probably be a big jump in gasoline prices here at home (and maybe the loss of a few ships and sailors from shore-to-ship missile strikes, against modern versions of which there is no practical defense). But there would likely be a monstrous immediate moral consequence in the deaths of many innocent Iranians.

Further, Iran is a long-time traditional ally of Russia. While the endless claims about Iran and nuclear weapons are as false as the "state sponsor of terrorism" nonsense that has been blowing out of the wrong end of "it's" State Department and National Security nutcases, Russia definitely has them.

And speaking of Russia, the same nutcases foaming at the mouth about Iran (and Venezuela, and Cuba, and soon more stridently about Turkey and possibly Italy and Germany, as each of the last three continue to shed vassal status) have been poking that very dangerous bear in the eye at every opportunity, while doing the same to an increasingly pissed-off Chinese dragon.

THE POINT IS THAT THE one-time faithful and safe guard dog our ancestors instructed and installed for the sole purpose of protecting our individual liberties from dangerous dogs at home and abroad has rather changed. What we now have is the worst kind of junk-yard dog-- one which threatens even its owner.

Where the guard dog once wagged its tail and begged for its meals, and stayed lean and trim and in its place, the junk-yard dog that has taken its place snarls at us for the food off our own plates. At the same time the ugly beast roams at will outside the fence, terrorizing the countryside, making enemies to whom we will one day have to answer, and bringing upon our beloved America-- in whose name it acts and by whom it is empowered-- a deep moral stain.

SO, WHAT DO YOU DO when your dog has forgotten its place and gotten too big for its britches? You cut back on its victuals.

A strict diet shrinking 200-lb. Kujo back down to 50-lb. Fido does wonders for a dog's demeanor. It resumes following all the rules, sticks to its own back yard, and starts remembering that if it wants to go on being welcome in the house it has to be the kind of dog at which the master and the mistress smile with fondness and view as a valuable asset, not one that brings to mind that old musket over the fireplace.

In short, with a little focused, sensible attention and a well-tuned understanding on our part of who is what in the relationship, the dangerous junk-yard dog can be turned back into the faithful and humble guard dog "we" called for at the very beginning of our story. All we need to do is put an end to the eat-as-much-red-meat-as-you-want diet.

Click on the link below to acquaint yourself with how this can be done.

CtC's Revelations Are The Singular Remedy To The Out-Of-Control State

Look at the facts and you'll have to agree...

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 7- In 1429, Joan of Arc wins her first major military victory, ending the Siege of Orleans.  In 1824, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony premiers in Vienna.  In 1915, the British ship Lusitania is sunk by a German U-boat with Americans on board.  The fact that the ship, which was purportedly a passenger and non-military cargo ship, was actually carrying a large load of munitions from the U.S. to Britain was kept from the civilians encouraged to take passage by U.S. and British officials, despite specific warnings from the German government that the ship would be viewed as a military target.  The expected sinking and loss of American lives were then used to encourage popular and Congressional support for American entry into World War I.  In 1992, Michigan gets around to ratifying what then becomes the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution (barring mid-term Congressional pay raises)-- 203 years after it was first submitted to the several states for approval.  In 1998, Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion.  In 2017, after 7 years of grossly-unjust imprisonment, United States war-crime whistleblower Chelsea Manning was released from federal prison on a qualified commutation of the remaining 28 years of her sentence by outgoing President Barak Obama 5 months before.     


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Erik Clark Is Making The World A Better Place

...and invites every American to help him rein in the dangerous Leviathan state.


Carmen Park Is Doing Her Part

CARMEN SHARES HER LATEST VICTORY on behalf of the rule of law-- a complete refund of everything improperly withheld from her by the ravenous federal Leviathan during 2018:

The filing that meant Carmen's labors during last year served her purposes rather than those of the swamp creatures in Washington can be seen here.


Tim Lafferty, Too

TIM SHARES HIS FIRST VICTORY-- everything withheld from him during 2018 and given over to the feds has been returned, all the more gratifyingly for Tim than most as it is a 100% turn-around in his relations with the IRS. The agency has been dunning Tim for old balances that arose prior to him learning of CtC, which his most recent withholdings have now begun to pay down:

Tim's educated put-the-dog-on-a-diet filing can be seen here.


And Jeff Rische Is Very Much On The Field, As Well.

JEFF SHARES A REALLY SPECIAL VICTORY (as you will see). To begin with, this is a nearly complete refund of what was withheld from Jeff and given to the feds in 2015-- along with a big dollop of interest (which is great, but keep reading...):

Here's the thing: These withheld amounts (secured by this filing) had been made the object of a purported IRS "notice of deficiency" late last year. The matter had just made it into the earliest stage of litigation, with Jeff making clear that he wasn't having any of it, when these refunds suddenly issued.

(BTW, don't fail to notice that more than $10,000 of the refund was ridiculously diverted to a purported "frivolous return penalty" for the very same return by which this refund was claimed.)

This brings to mind the same robot-dancing event enjoyed by Forrest Voss over the last two months (which also, coincidentally, concerns 2015...). Gotta love it!

CARMEN, TIM AND JEFF'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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The Entire Legal And Practical Truth About The Income Tax In Three Short Sentences

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

1. The income tax is an excise.

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

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

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


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 8- In 1886, John Pemberton invents Coca-Cola.  In 1945, combat in Europe ends with an unconditional German surrender in World War II.  In 1973, the American Indian Movement occupation of Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee ends.  In 1980, the World Health Organization declares smallpox eradicated (except for the supplies being kept for possible future deployment by the United States military, and possibly the Russian Federation, as well...)     


Other Voices: 'The Path To War With Iran Is Paved With Sanctions'

by Joseph Cirincione and Mary Kaszynski

The Trump administration is laying siege to Iran. Taking pages from the Iraq War playbook, senior officials paint a picture of a rogue, outlaw, terrorist regime bent on acquiring nuclear weapons and whose “malign activities” are the cause of all the chaos in the Middle East. They know what they are doing. They have done it before. They are building a case for war.

The “maximum pressure” campaign by the White House, Treasury Department, and State Department accelerated this week with the announcement that the United States would force China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Turkey to cease all imports of Iranian oil or face severe U.S. sanctions. The goal is to cut to zero all of Iran’s oil exports, which account for some 40 percent of its national income. This strategy is unlikely to force the capitulation or collapse of the regime, but it very likely could lead to war.

The United States has already reimposed all the nuclear-related sanctions lifted by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that successfully rolled back and effectively froze Iran’s nuclear program and put it under the most stringent inspections ever negotiated. The goals of the sanctions announced April 22, however, go way beyond nuclear issues.

“We have made our demands very clear to the ayatollah and his cronies,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in remarks to the press Monday morning. “End your pursuit of nuclear weapons. Stop testing and proliferating ballistic missiles. Stop sponsoring and committing terrorism. Halt the arbitrary detention of U.S. citizens.”

All are worthy policy goals. The first, of course, has been met. The National Intelligence Estimate on Iran concluded that Iran ended its nuclear weapons program in 2003. There is no evidence that the program has restarted. Instead, in true Trumpian fashion, the administration simply asserts the counterfactual. It claims that the program has restarted, with slippery phrases about seeking weapons or references to long-ended activities. The media, overloaded with the Mueller report and a daily cascade of lies, does not challenge these claims.

The Role of Bolton


Click here to read the rest of this article

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

I hope you read all of Cirincione and Kaszynski'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 do 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!

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A Wise Warrior On What's Really At Stake


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


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

-Proverbs 25:26


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

-Edward R. Murrow



See Who's Really Been Lying About The Tax


Daft And Despicable Deniers

What the hell is wrong with these people?!


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

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



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

Find this film on YouTube at youtu.be/K0CYo57I3ks


How Do You Know When The State Is Lying?

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

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

-Abraham Kuyper


Assessing The Damage From The Misapplication Of The Income Tax

Man, are Americans getting ripped off...!

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 9- In 1941, the British navy captures a German submarine containing an 'Enigma' cryptography machine, allowing the Allies to decrypt coded German messages.  In 1945, Vidkun Quisling, who had been installed as Premier of Norway after the country had been invaded and occupied by Germany, is arrested.  He would later be executed for treason.  In 1960, the US Food and Drug Administration approves the first oral contraceptive.  In 1970, between 75,000 and 100,000 Americans gather in front of the White House protesting the war in Vietnam.  In 1974, formal impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon for offenses stemming from a warrantless surveillance scheme begin in the House of Representatives.  In 2004, Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is assassinated during a World War II memorial parade.    


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

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

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

The Civil Rights Lawsuit Documentation

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

-Frederick Douglass

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams


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

-Ezra Pound


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


Did you know…

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

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

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

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

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


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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 10- In 1768, John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article critical of King George III.  The arrest prompts a riot by his supporters.  In 1775, the Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia.  In 1801, the Barbary Pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America after newly-inaugurated President Thomas Jefferson decided to stop paying them the tribute they had been receiving from previous administrations.  In 1869, the Lincoln administration's transcontinental railroad is completed when the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroad lines meet in Promontory Summit, Utah.  The Union Pacific organization had built west from Council Bluffs, Iowa (a spot which was, at the time of selection, 150 miles from the nearest existing rail line, but which offered Lincoln personal political and financial benefits); Central had built east from Sacramento.  Both rail lines were heavily subsidized with land grants and were made subject to permanent significant federal control, as were a number of other smaller lines contracted to construct feeders from major terminal cities along the way.  In 1994, Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as president of South Africa after spending 27 years in prison for "crimes against the state", which included a campaign of sabotage against military and civilian government targets, and the making of plans for a guerilla war against the government.  In 2012, terrorists supported by the United States detonated two suicide car bombs outside government buildings in Damascus, Syria, killing 55 and injuring 400.  Some voices challenge that assignment of responsibility, claiming that the Assad regime carried out the bombings itself as a false-flag operation designed to justify the regime's past and future actions.  But everyone knows THAT kind of thing never happens, right?  

Poisonous Pieties

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


Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Please Help losthorizons.com Be As Effective As Possible!

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

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

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Why Aren't People Suing?



A New Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But I now WILL charge a special something for access to some key portions of that work.

Opening selected pages on losthorizons.com comprising higher level legal resources now requires the submission of testimonial videos, as discussed, described and demonstrated here. The videos must be accompanied by scans of a recent educated filing along with responsive documents from the IRS, whether in the form of a check, a notice identifying and reflecting the filed return, or "return" and "account" transcripts for the year for which the return was filed.

Similarly, if an email comes my way asking for guidance or assistance, I had better already have your video posted.

I HATE TO PLAY IT THIS WAY. But I want to win.

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

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

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

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

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

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

But it's not too much. I'll let Thomas Paine explain:

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

Fear nothing but God.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 11- In 1310, 54 members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake as heretics, having been tortured into confessions to this effect by on the orders of King Philip IV of France, who was deeply in debt to the order, and saw the charges as a way of eliminating this problem and allowing the seizure of Templar assets, to boot .  In 1858, Minnesota becomes the 32nd of the several states, and is admitted into the union as such.  In 1973, charges against Daniel Ellsberg for releasing "the Pentagon Papers", a 7,000-page top-secret United States government report about the history of the Government's internal planning and policy concerning the Vietnam War, are dismissed.     

Give Yourself A 30% Raise: A New Flyer


What Makes YOU A Warrior For The Truth?

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


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

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

What does it for you?

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

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

Is it the money?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dress "business casual". Be well-groomed.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Identify yourself. Anonymity is for criminals and self-doubters, not CtC warriors.

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

This is your chance to get a LOT accomplished.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BTW: An encouraging and inspiring video will earn you access to the restricted pages on losthorizons.com and membership in the National Forum if you have also sent me a recent educated federal filing and IRS response (or relevant "return" or "account" transcript).

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

See how some of your fellow warriors for the truth have done their parts in videos sent over the years, many of which are posted here.

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams

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The Crime of the Misapplied Income Tax


Was Grandpa Really A Moron?

Critical Inquiries for a New American Century

Bob’s Bicycles


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

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

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

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

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

Here's how it happened...

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

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

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

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

Click here to enjoy the rest of this illuminating little parable

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

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 12- In 1780, Charleston, South Carolina is captured by the British army.  In 1862, Baton Rouge, Louisiana is captured by the Union army.  In 1941, the first fully-programmable, fully-automatic computer, the Z3, was introduced by inventor Konrad Zuse, in Berlin, Germany.  In 1965, the Soviet Union's 'Luna 5' spacecraft crash-lands on the Moon.  In 1967, Pink Floyd stages the first quadraphonic rock concert.     


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now Learn How To Be Master Of The Situation

See the Proof

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


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



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

-Everett Hale

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


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

-Daniel Webster


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

-Edward R. Murrow





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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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CtC Videos And Audio Resources


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

-Exodus 23:1-3


Doing A Little High-Payoff Math

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

Just like that! In one week!

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

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

‑Dale Carnegie

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Spread The Truth


A Few Tips For Making Best Use Of This WebSite



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

-George Gordon (Lord) Byron