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Current Events and Continuing Education for June 10, 2019

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison


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I just can't help sharing yet more great victories this week...

Celebrating Brandon, Steve & Kristin, Justin & Brianna, Rudy & Hody, Griffin And David


A sharp and compelling little review of CtC:

David Bindel Reminds America That There's Either The Rule Of Law, Or There's Not


Let's look at a wildly misunderstood (or misrepresented) issue:

Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached


A handy collection of Thought-Provokers and Dialogue-Starters

Tweets, Gabs And Posts


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'18 Ways Julian Assange Changed The World'


Featured in recent editions:

More American heroes bringing the storm!

Meet Matthew, Kevin, Justin & Brianna, And Scott


Let's look at a wildly misunderstood (or misrepresented) issue:

Regarding The Impeachment Power


A handy collection of Thought-Provokers and Dialogue-Starters

Tweets, Gabs And Posts


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Disinformationists'


Calling on every good American to become a FOURCE for the truth.

Which Storm Is It Going To Be For You? 1776's? Or 1984's?


Brian Wright brings the storm!

'American Gumption-Catharsis': A New Book On The CtC Phenomenon


Announcing some tweaks to the "FRP" pages:

Site Update Alert


Let's celebrate these fresh testaments:

More New Victories, As The Liberating Truth Keeps On Keepin' On!


A handy collection of Thought-Provokers and Dialogue-Starters

Tweets, Gabs And Posts


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Pompeo Lies, Cheats and Steals (But He's Still A Good Christian)' and 'Pence A Christian? POMPEO?'


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!


It is so easy to prove that...

The Government Knows Perfectly Well That CtC Is 100% Correct


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

The Infantilization Of The American People


About staying on point and getting the really critical things done.

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


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"



The Law, In Seven Pages


From the "Keepin' It All Real" department:

The Serious Threat Of Species Suicide


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


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Newsletter Archives



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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:

June 10- In 1692, Bridget Bishop is hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.  In 1793, the Jacobins gain control of revolutionary France's Committee of Public Safety, setting the stage for the Reign of Terror.  In 1805, the Barbary Pirates sign a treaty ending hostilities with the United States.  In 1898, U.S. Marines land on Cuba.  In 1999, NATO suspends a months-long campaign of air-strikes after Serbia agrees to withdraw from Kosovo.           


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

PEOPLE: This year's Declaration Day Party will be held on Saturday, July 6. Mark your calendars and get your RSVPs in!!

And speaking of upcoming events:

Middletown, Moonbeam!

The next CtC Seminar will be in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley, Saturday, August 3!

Get more info here, and get your RSVPs in EARLY, please!!


I Can't Help But Do Some More Celebrating...

...as lots more Americans bring the 1776 storm all across the country!

I HADN'T MEANT TO POST MORE VICTORIES THIS WEEK, having done so last week and the week before, and with that whole exercise being increasingly redundant. After all, how many do people need to see?

But I had a lot of folks share over the last seven days. Among the mix are some nice state victories, and the docs associated with those are often helpful to others in the particular state involved.

What's more, one of these new state victories is the third to be posted by a happy couple in Colorado, the second of which was shared just two weeks ago. Last week I made a point of posting new victories by two other folks featured in that earlier edition, so it's only fair that I promptly share this latest one by Justin & Brianna, too.

BEST AND MOST COMPELLING OF ALL, among the victories for the rule of law shared with me during the past week are federal and state victories for 2018 by a young man new in the working world but with his feet already firmly set on the liberty and personal power path by his very proud parents. I can't pass up this earliest opportunity to get those uplifting victories into the lights and in front of the world.

Despots tremble, and give thought to mending their ways, when young people make clear that their spell is broken, and the curtain is drawn back.

SO, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, please join me in celebrating:

Brandon Payne

Here is the filing that produced this complete refund of everything withheld and given over to the feds during 2018.


Steve & Kristin Stackelhouse

Everything withheld and given over to South Carolina during 2018, from this filing:

...and everything withheld and given over to North Carolina during 2018-- plus interest-- from this filing:


Justin Gilmore & Brianna Osnain

This latest victory-- a complete refund of 2018 Colorado withholdings-- was secured with this filing.


Rudy & Hody List

Everything withheld and given over to the feds in 2018 recovered by way of this filing:

...and everything withheld and given over to Michigan recovered by way of this filing:


Griffin K.

GRIFFIN IS THE YOUNG MAN to whom I referred above-- just getting into the working world and already well into the stand-up serious-minded American world. I love it! Special hat-tip to this young grown-up.

Here is Griffin's complete federal refund of everything withheld and given to the feds in 2018, on this filing:

...and here is Griffin's South Carolina refund for 2018, secured by this filing:

Not a whole lot of money getting reclaimed here, but a whole lot of power surely is!


David Walter

Here is the filing by which David reclaimed everything withheld from him and given over to Illinois during 2017, plus interest.


BRANDON AND STEVE & KRISTIN AND JUSTIN & BRIANNA AND RUDY & HODY AND GRIFFIN AND DAVID'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. WELL DONE TO ALL OF THEM!!!

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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Which Storm Is It Going To Be For You? 1776's? Or 1984's?

Choose wisely and well, and may the FOURCE be with you.

No one can guarantee success in all they do in life. But anyone can guarantee that they DESERVE success in anything they do.


Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

Notes And Tips For Educated Filers

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

June 11- In 1345, the chief minister of the Byzantine Empire is lynched by detainees while inspecting a facility housing political prisoners.  In 1776, the Continental Congress appoints a committee to begin preparing a Declaration of Independence.  In 1805, fire destroys virtually all of Detroit, Michigan.  Unhindered by federal interference, the town is quickly rebuilt.  In 1963, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc immolates himself in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.  In 2001, Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City Murrah Building bombing.  In 2002, New Yorker Antonio Meucci is recognized by the U.S. Congress as being the actual inventor of the telephone, years before Alexander Graham Bell's similar invention.  In 2018, "3 World Trade Center" opens.


A Two-Minute Review Of CtC

David Bindel reminds us that there's either the rule of law, or there isn't.

HEY! SAYING IT AGAIN!! 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.

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Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached

It's not for "obstruction of justice"...

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

United States Constitution, Article II, Section IV

SO, I KNOW THE TITLE OF THIS ARTICLE rubs a lot of folks the wrong way. And I get it.

For better or for worse, many Americans invested emotionally in Trump. They bought into the sales pitch that Trump was the "non-politician" who was going to break the mold, drain the swamp, change things up.

In other words, a lot of folks viewed Trump through exactly the same rose-colored glasses applied to every new face in the Oval Office by a big swath of the American people. The only difference with DJT is that the emotional investment is a bit stronger than usual.

THE HIGHER-THAN-USUAL INVESTMENT IN TRUMP (which was also enjoyed by Barack Obama) is because Americans increasingly perceive this beloved country going way off the rails at a frighteningly high speed. With the CtC solution continuing to be successfully suppressed by government corruption, journalistic inattention and an insufficiency of vigorous activism (a change in any one of which would turn things around-- which one is within YOUR power?), Americans hang their hopes for a fix on "white knight" fantasies.

"The new guy riding into town isn't like the others," people tell themselves, in a big buy-in to campaign rhetoric carefully sculpted to encourage just such a delusion. In Trump's case the buy-in has been turbo-charged by the seemingly manic apparent opposition to him by "Never Trumpers" in establishment Republican ranks (which many Trump supporters have long viewed as a big part of the problem) and by the "liberal" community.

This apparent manic opposition conveys the sense that Trump must really be a threat to the status quo, else the architects and beneficiaries of the status quo wouldn't be so exercised about his presidency, right? If the pigs are squealing so loudly, that new farmer must have them on short slops, right?

It's a great political boost. Maybe this is why Trump has been so lackadaisical in his responses to the Mueller investigation, which he could easily have torpedoed years ago with a simple airing from his bully pulpit of the well-established but MSM deep-sixed fact that the DNC emails were copied onto a thumb-drive by a whistle-blowing insider and in no way "hacked"-- by Russians or anyone else.

HOWEVER, THE "DIFFERENT" THING really is just delusional. Trump is business-as-usual in Washington. His only distinction from what has gone before is in the idiosyncrasies of the superficial pandering required to keep his particular grass-roots base feeling loved.

In fact (and to the point of this article), Donald Trump has persisted in Constitution- and statute-violating conduct committed by each of at least his five most recent predecessors, and added a few new ones to the mix, as well. Let's look at them:

  • Trump has perpetuated massive Fourth Amendment violations by the NSA, spying without warrants on every American (and everyone else, too).

  • Trump has committed repeated violations of the Constitution's delegation to Congress alone of the power of initiating war (including a vicious ongoing assault on Iran by way of murderous sanctions, participation in the barbaric Saudi assault on the people of Yemen, and missile strikes and the arming and training of terrorist insurgents in Syria, along with what are likely other examples not yet come to light-- such as in Central Africa, for instance...).

  • Trump is engaged in a huge First Amendment violation by way of the indictment and persecution of Julian Assange.

  • Trump is in persistent violation of 22 U.S.C. §§ 2799aa and 2799aa-1 (as fully explained and documented here), which prohibits foreign aid-- economic and military-- to any country in possession of nuclear weapons and/or which has acquired nuclear-weapons-related technology or shared nuclear-weapons-related technology, while having not subjected itself to International Atomic Energy Agency oversight and controls.

  • Trump has perpetuated the "ignorance tax" scheme during his time in office, even overseeing its exacerbation through an increasingly-rigid IRS evasion of FOIA requests for internal documents revealing deployment of the "ARG44 frivolous return penalty" hoax.

Each one of these violations merit impeachment and removal from office. In fact, each and every one of these violations demand impeachment and removal from office.


THERE IS AN EFFORT UNDERWAY BY SOME IN CONGRESS (and others) to pursue impeachment of Donald Trump merely on the grounds of "obstruction of justice", based on evidence (or at least allegations) presented in the "Mueller Report". This effort is misguided and harmful.

While I have not read the full Mueller Report myself, what I have seen has made clear that it is a sloppy, allegation-rich, evidence-free assemblage of politically-motivated eyewash. Thus, just on the most rudimentary level, an attempt to pursue impeachment based on anything in that report is bound to result in many months of rancorous, partisan exchanges of empty rhetoric, with a certain defeat in the Senate waiting at the end of the catfight.

Much more to the point, even if an impeachment on an "obstruction" charge succeeded, it would present no deterrence to Trump's successors against any of the far more serious offenses outlined above. Further, to forego impeachment for the offenses outlined above-- whether in realistic hope of success on an obstruction charge or not-- is to endorse them.

What a far-too-long-supine and co-opted Congress should do is issue a loud mea culpa acknowledging its past institutional abdications and culpabilities and then begin the process of making amends and reacquainting itself with its own powers and duties by impeaching Trump. Shyness from hypocrisy has seldom hindered any of these folks in doing the wrong thing in the past; it certainly can't justify any failure to do the right thing now.

SO, URGE YOUR CONGRESSCRITTERS to proceed full-steam on impeachment. But only on the proper grounds, which means on each and every one of the grounds in that bullet-point list above.

Impeachment is a serious business. It is available and intended to boot office-holders suspected of pedestrian crimes like "obstruction of justice", of course. But its bigger and better purpose is to repudiate bad policy and steer America away from dangerous paths toward which her feet have been led by law-defying executives.

Sadly, the will for impeachment arises only rarely. It should be a routine event.

Speaking of "Shays' Rebellion" in Massachusetts in 1787, Thomas Jefferson said this:

“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

Surely such a mundane, peaceful and often obviously sensible and appropriate remedy as impeachment of an offending executive ought to be called upon at least as often as Jefferson's prescribed schedule for armed rebellions!

But it is not.

Therefore, this moment of the hot iron should be carefully used to maximum advantage. That means squaring up and conducting Donald Trump's impending impeachment-- for the right reasons.

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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.


Tweets, Gabs And Posts For Everyone To Use

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:


If ever proof was needed that the Iranian regime is not the mindless monster portrayed by its enemies, simply consider all the years over which it has patiently refrained from quietly and anonymously putting down junk-yard-dog John Bolton. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/16/john-bolton-trump-iran-nuclear-deal-danger


Want to save Julian Assange? Put on your grown-up pants at long last and trumpet the state-restraining truth about the income tax. Shrink Leviathan back down to law-respecting size. See-- and g*d*mnit, read-- https://losthorizons.com/N/41.htm#Remedy


Want to know what Trump administration aggression against Iran is really all about? Enabling Israeli seizure of water resources from Lebanon. See the documentation at https://losthorizons.com/A/MBJCPOA.htm


Never before seen in America: Outright govt. misrepresentations of what would be seen by reading a disfavored, whistle-blowing book, in an effort to discourage that reading and keep the govt. crime covered-up a little longer. See the documentation at https://losthorizons.com/Documents/FalseAscriptions.pdf


Whatever may be in the Mueller report, Trump should be impeached for perpetuating warrantless surveillance in violation of the 4th amendment; for violation of the war powers provisions of the Constitution; and for violating 22 USC 2799: https://losthorizons.com/N/20.htm#PageOne


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 https://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 https://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 https://losthorizons.com/A/TheNatureOfTheTax.pdf. See what will happen, at https://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 https://losthorizons.com/A/TheNatureOfTheTax.pdf. See what will happen, at https://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 https://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 https://losthorizons.com/TheNatureOfTheTax.pdf and put it to use as shown at https://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: https://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 https://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 https://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 offenses 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 https://losthorizons.com/BulletinBoard.htm. See what it would mean if more Americans knew what these good folks know, at https://losthorizons.com/CtCLife.htm. Spread this critically-important information and become a big part of the solution, rather than continuing to be a small but definite part of the problem.

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


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

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

June 12- In 1775, British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts, and calls on all rebels to give up their firearms.  Amnesty is promised to all who will do so, with the exception of Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who are to be summarily hanged if apprehended.  The Americans (all still technically British subjects) tell the government to go pound sand.  In 1776, the Virginia Convention of Delegates unanimously adopts the Virginia Declaration of Rights.  In 1963, civil rights activist Medgar Evers is shot.  In 1964, Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.


Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

FIND AND SHARE this video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/4UKUs9ErBDU.

Learn how (and why) to share YOUR testimony, here.


The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

This simple step will make a world of difference in how things end up.


IRS Desperation Gets Truly Bizarre As CtC Warriors Continue To March Forward

A "Notice of Deficiency" for... $0. The most imaginative writer in Hollywood couldn't dream this stuff up.


JFK conspiracy? No problem... Income Tax conspiracy? C'mon, man, don't be silly! How could that ever happen?!

Cognitive dissonance in action.


Do You Know Who Pays For All That "Patriot Theater" At The Stadium?

Every victim of the "ignorance tax", 'cause it's all just statist consent-engineering propaganda.


The Law, In Seven Pages





Share these all, everywhere you can. Be your most creative self in sending and "selling" these links. Do memes; make gifs; respond to everything in the news that would be or have been better had the state been small, or if Americans kept their money for their own uses.

If you pay attention to the news and train yourself to apply these perspectives, you will see a dozen things of which you can make use in awakening other Americans to the virtues of having the income tax correctly administered. Please, for my sake, for your own sake, for the sake of your children and their future, make that use.

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DUE TO CHRONIC AND ESCALATING interferences by ISPs (or others) which have made direct newsletter emails an extremely time-consuming and increasingly unreliable announcement mechanism, I have transitioned to alternative announcement methods. These include:

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

  • My RSS feed:

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

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

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

Hey, Gamers!


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

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

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




The Biggest Snow-Job In World History: The Myth That 1913 America Adopted A Marxist Progressive Tax On "All That Comes In"

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison



Thank goodness the sun is now shining...


PRO TIP: If I were the IRS and I wanted to discourage people from rebutting allegations that they had done things I can tax, and keep them from successfully reclaiming withheld or paid-in money, I would salt the "tax honesty" community with passionate-seeming "legal researchers" who would warn anyone whose ear they captured that filing a 1040 is a bad idea for one reason or another...



Regarding Trolleries

(Deceitful efforts to discourage Americans from learning the truth about the "income tax")



FFOR ALL THE YEARS SINCE 2003 when CtC was first published, the government has engaged in a concerted effort to frighten people away from its truths. This effort involves official government websites and press releases touting an occasional court ruling that appears to be at odds with some CtC-revelation (but without details sufficient to expose the real substance of the ruling)-- and sometimes even more mendacious behavior.

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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:

June 13- In 1525, in defiance of the celibacy rule imposes by the Catholic Church, priest Martin Luther marries nun Katharina von Bora.  In 1774, Rhode Island became the first British colony to ban the importation of slaves, and then went on to become the first of the colonies to declare independence and the last of the several states to ratify the reform of the Articles of Confederation by means of the current United States Constitution.  In 1777, France's Marquis de Lafayette lands in South Carolina in order to begin helping with training the Continental Army.  In 1942, the United States establishes its 'Office of War Information' and 'Office of Strategic Services'.  In 1966, the United States Supreme Court issues the "Miranda" ruling.  In 1971, the New York Times begins publication of the "Pentagon Papers".  In 1996, the Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with the FBI.


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.

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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

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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?


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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:

June 14- In 1648, Margaret Jones becomes the first person hanged for witchcraft in Massachusetts Colony.  In 1775, the Continental Army is established.  In 1777, the Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the flag of the United States.  In 1789, whiskey is distilled from maize by the Rev. Elijah Craig.  It is given the name 'Bourbon' after his home county of Bourbon, Kentucky.  In 1900, seven years after its government is overthrown by the U.S. military at the request of locally-invested American business interests, Hawaii is declared a territory of the United States.  In 1937, as a sop to out-of-work alcohol-prohibition-warriors, the U.S. House passes the Marihuana Tax Act.  In 1938, Superman is introduced to the world.  In 1940, the concentration camp at Auschwitz receives its first prisoners.  In 1966, the Vatican announces the abolition of its 400-year-old "index of prohibited books".


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!!

Click here to take the test

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“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)


18 Ways Julian Assange Changed The World

by Lee Camp

Julian Assange is a dick. It’s important you understand that.

Assange and WikiLeaks revealed the American military’s war crimes, the American government’s corruption and the American corporate media’s pathetic servile flattery to the power elite. So, if you’re a member of our ruling class, you would view those as textbook examples of dickery.

In a moment I’m going to list all the ways Julian Assange changed the world by being a dick.

In an evolved and fully realized society, the oligarchy would see Assange as a dangerous criminal (which they do), and the average working men and women would view him as justice personified (which they don’t). We would celebrate him even as the mass media told us to hope for his downfall—like a Batman or a Robin Hood or an Ozzy Osbourne (the early years, not the cleaning-dog-turds-off-his-carpet years). 


Click here to read the rest of this article

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


I hope you read all of Camp's article. It's a fun bit of satire along with a sharp skewering of the destructive tripe to which Americans are steadily subjected at the hands of state and statist propaganda-mongers.

More importantly, Camp helps cut through some of the nonsense being used to alienate Julian Assange from the American people so they will watch passively as he is used to bring down our critically-important freedom of the press (a proper understanding of which can be gotten here). Camp's summary of major WikiLeaks gifts to the world over the years is especially valuable.

The only problem with the article is its failure to offer a remedy to the outrageous assault against which it rails.

But I'll fill in that blank:

Attacks on truth-tellers will stop when successful gate-keeping of facts no longer promises control of vast pools of wealth extracted from American men and women. This will happen when those men and women have stopped sending those vast pools of wealth to the state. 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:

June 15- In 1215, King John (who had imposed Britain's first income tax), is forced at sword-point to put his seal to the Magna Carta and subordinate himself to the rule of law.  John repudiates his act as soon as the forces that had brought him to heel leave town, and Pope Innocent II steps in to annul the "shameful and demeaning agreement, forced upon the King by violence and fear".  John dies during the subsequent civil war.  In 1752, Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity.  In 1775, George Washington is appointed commander of the Continental Army.  In 1836, Arkansas is admitted to the union as the 25th of the several states.  In 1844, Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization of rubber.  In 1911, the Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation is founded.  (It later changed its name to IBM.)  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.


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Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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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)."

-Mark C. Phillips, JD


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-J-Jerry Arnowitz, JD


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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:

June 16- In 1903, the Ford Motor Company is incorporated.  In 1948, the first commercial airline hijacking takes place.  In 1963, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.  In 1967, the Monterey International Pop Music Festival begins.  In 1976, a student march in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police fire on the marchers and kill 566 children.  In 2000, Israel finally complies with UN Security Council Resolution #425-- 22 years after it was issued-- and withdraws from Lebanon.  In 2012, China launches a spacecraft which carries three astronauts to its orbiting Tiangong 1 space station module.


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.