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Current Events and Continuing Education for June 24, 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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In the hope of countering long-running government efforts to sow confusion on the subject:

A Few Words About The Constitution


Call me a junkie for American heroism, but...

I Just Can't Stop Sharing Victories!


A few words regarding the ongoing push to make war on Iran:

Current Events


At least these "ladies" are honest...

A Word From The United Bitches Of America


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Thought Police Are Coming'


Featured in recent editions:

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'


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 24- In 1314, the Scots regain their independence from Britain with a victory in the Battle of Bannockburn.  In 1664, the colony of New Jersey is founded.  In 1901, Pablo Picasso's first exhibition opens.  In 1916, Mary Pickford becomes the first actress to get a million-dollar contract with a film studio.  In 1932, the absolute monarch of Siam (now Thailand) is deposed by a revolution.


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!!


A Few Words On The Constitution...

...in the hope of countering long-running government efforts to sow confusion about the instrument.

THE LAST THING THAT ANY AMERICAN PUNDIT should ever have to explain is what a Constitution is all about-- and especially any American federal or union state Constitution. However, the last several generations of parents have let themselves be fooled or distracted into putting their precious children into the hands of state indoctrination centers (known as "public schools").

As a consequence of that unfortunate negligence, the country is now overrun with people who are empowered with the franchise and yet deeply miseducated about the nature of our governmental structure. Here, then, are a few words meant to help remedy that problem.

FIRST PRINCIPLES: The People govern.

This principle is realized NOT by the People choosing from amongst themselves who will govern. Rather, self-government is realized by the People's foundational determination of what they will require and permit to be done by the governing structure they are about to establish.

In this primal process, the People enact the laws by which those whom they will later choose from among themselves to administer the powers they mean to delegate will be governed. All acts of those delegates must harmoniously conform to every element of these fundamental laws, and no power can be exercised by the delegates unless authorized by these fundamental laws.

The delegates, then, comprise a subordinate legislature which will make the specific and detailed rules by which the duties and responsibilities imposed by the Constitution are to be carried out. There will also be an executive department by which those rules will be put into effect; and a judicial office which will adjudicate disputes arising in connection with the foregoing activities.


  • The mechanical structure of the government-- bi-cameral or unicameral legislature; type of executive officers; how office-holders are chosen, etc..

  • The duties and responsibilities of the government, both broadly and in many cases, very finely drawn. Here the limits of the government's authority are established. As noted above, a Constitutional government can do nothing not within the scope of a prescribed duty or responsibility, and can do nothing which violates a prescribed duty or responsibility. Perceived conflicts must default to inaction, because the government cannot do what it is not Constitutionally-authorized to do, and it cannot be authorized to violate any part of the Constitution, even if it appears (or is argued) that one duty compels the violation or compromise of another.

  • The things the government is allowed to do in carrying out its duties and responsibilities.

  • The things the government is prohibited from doing, even under the pretext of carrying out its duties and responsibilities.

  • A mechanism by which the People can amend the Constitution, with or without the cooperation of the governing structure it creates.

OUR AMERICAN CONSTITUIONS tend to be very proper and effective instruments.

Look, for instance, at the United States Constitution. All five of the elements described above are carefully constructed. The instrument diffuses the power it delegates over three theoretically jealous and competing branches and, much more importantly, leaves the fundamental power of the purse primarily in the hands of the entirety of the People, in their individual capacities.

That the government created by the Constitution is confined in its powers and authorities and subordinate to the fundamental law is spelled out explicitly in the necessary and proper clause of Article I, Sec. 8, the "in pursuance thereof" language of Article VI, and the Ninth and Tenth Amendments. It is implicitly expressed by the enumeration of powers and the inclusion of the various express prescriptions and proscriptions throughout the instrument.

Our Founders and Framers were close students of history and knew well that, "[t]he natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government [that is, despotism] to gain ground", as Jefferson put it, if great care was not taken to provide against such a course of events. They took that care.

THERE IS ONE DICEY LINK in the chain the Founders and Framers forged to bind down the government they created, though. It is the one thing they could not control: The wisdom and character of their descendants and heirs down through the centuries.

Complaints and criticisms have been made over the years by folks who don't understand that singular problem, and who seem to think that the Constitution has an enforcement army hidden someplace within the parchment upon which it is written. Lysander Spooner's famous but foolish complaint that either the Constitution is responsible for the injustices and corruption in America or has proven incapable of preventing them is a good example, and one often dredged up today.

But there is no such robotic or supernatural army, of course. Realization of the Constitution's purposes is 100% and inescapably reliant on those descendants and heirs of its designers, who must remain educated, alert and resolute against the dangers anticipated by the Constitutional design.

UNFORTUNATELY, SEVERAL RECENT GENERATIONS of the Founders' descendants and heirs have proven unequal to their responsibility for the preservation of self-government. These folks, for one reason or another, have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Hence, over the last 85 years inadequately supervised actors in the subordinate federal government (with the support of an especially-corrupt judiciary) have managed to create pretenses of laws violating nearly every liberty-protecting, state-restraining element in the U.S. Constitution. (Think, military aggressions without declarations of war by Congress; innumerable First Amendment violations; the "drug war"; and the offenses discussed here, here, here and here for a few examples. Here's another: Though I haven't read the opinion in full yet, it appears that the Supreme Court just blew a raspberry to the "double jeopardy" clause in the Fifth Amendment...)

They have even managed to erect and exploit a long-running scheme to subvert the strict Constitutional limits on the federal power to tax, albeit solely by craft.

[P]oliticians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/psychopathy/antisocial personality disorder who would dispute this...

-Martha Stout, clinical psychologist and author of 'The Sociopath Next Door'


In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning and cruelty.

-Leo Tolstoy


Power tends to corrupt.

-Lord Acton


Giving money and power to politicians is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

-P.J. O'Rourke

BUT HERE'S THE THING about Constitutions: They are durable artifacts.

Being written and preserved, a Constitution's prescriptions and proscriptions only change by amendment. However distant from those prescriptions and proscriptions the subordinate governing structure created by a Constitution may stray, and however long it may be left free to exercise powers not authorized, that straying and exercising never becomes authorized, valid or entitled to respect.

Consequently, any generation, upon awakening to the slippage and the danger, can rein in the rogue subordinate government. They can do so with the full authority of the fundamental law, and in the certain knowledge that any act of that government in violation thereof is null and void and has no authority whatever, even if done with the connivance or approval of every official within that government-- legislative, executive or judicial.

SUMMING IT ALL UP: Proper Constitutions are marvelous things. Creating organized structures by which to shield individuals from the hazards of an inherently predatory world, and yet superseding and regulating the legislatures, executives and judicial officers they authorize, Constitutions are the only real, enduring and effective engines capable of preserving the authority and the liberties of self-governing sovereigns.

But they have no armies of enforcers within them.

That enforcement thing is our job.

In questions of powers, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.

-Thomas Jefferson


A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.

-Edward R. Murrow

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I Just Can't Stop Sharing Victories!

Call me a junkie for American heroism!

I'VE BEEN POSTING A LOT OF VICTORIES LATELY, and each time I do I fully intend to give it a rest for awhile. But I just love celebrating heroes.

So, while I'll cool down the volume a bit this week, I am going to share a couple of nice two-fers (concurrent state and fed victories), each pair of which welcome a new warrior to the community, and one of which reflects a little misread of the law that remains very widespread in America, and merits a bit of comment.


Michael Antonucci

MICHAEL SHARES VICTORIES FOR 2018 from the feds and Massachusetts. Here is Michael's federal refund in full:

Here is the filing that produced this federal victory (after Michael dealt with this ID challenge-- see more about such challenges here).

Here is Michael's complete refund from Massachusetts:

The filing producing this victory can be seen here.



Robert Foti

ROBERT ALSO SHARES VICTORIES FOR 2018 with both the feds and his home state-- in Robert's case, California. Here is Robert's complete federal refund:

Here is the filing that produced this complete refund, and in which a little misunderstanding of the law is reflected but which plays out in an interesting way. You'll notice that rather than list his Social security benefits on the line 5a of his 1040, Robert reports them by way of a Form 4852.

Robert's handing of the benefits in this way reflects his perception of the benefits as "retirement account" payouts"-- and in fact, Robert explains his treatment of the payments by pointing out that the Social Security extractions were from his non-taxable earnings in the first place, invoking the formula articulated here.

Now, the error is that Social security benefits are not, in fact, "retirement account" payouts, or anything like that. They are simply welfare payments, with no legal connection between the surtaxes taken under the FICA provisions and access to the benefits. The connection between the two is purely whimsical, and a sufficiently mercurial Congress could sever it at any time.

The interesting thing about this mistake is that it goes entirely unremarked by the government, despite Robert's filing having gone through the typical heavy gauntlet of careful and suspicious vetting marched through by every CtC filing before conversion to a check and then on to a mailbox. Why?

Maybe I'm just cynical, but I've seen the IRS catch even the most insignificant mistake imaginable. This one, I suspect, was let go for two reasons, acting in combination:

  • First, because even if properly reported on the 1040 no tax would have resulted and the refund would have been the same.

  • Secondly, and much more importantly, because the "ignorance tax" schemers continue to get a great deal of benefit from widespread misunderstanding of Social security.

Correcting Robert's mistake would have done nothing for the Treasury's bottom line. Letting it go, and thus perhaps helping perpetuate the myth which underlies that mistake absolutely does, in its contribution to the the clutter keeping a lot of folks from learning the truth about the tax.

ANYWAY... here is Robert's California victory:

Not much money recaptured, but a whole lot of power and dignity changed hands here, and by way of this filing.



MICHAEL AND ROBERT'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 25- In 1678, Elena Cornaro Piscopia becomes the first woman awarded a Ph.D.  In 1788 Virginia becomes the tenth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.  In 1876, the Battle of the Little BigHorn is fought, resulting in a major victory for the Sioux and the massacre of George Custer's 7th Cavalry Regiment.  In 1947, the diary of Anne Frank, one of the millions of recent victims of a modern state allowed to operate outside the rule of law by a befuddled citizenry, is published.  In 1950, North Korea invades South Korea.


Current Events

A brief commentary on the ongoing effort by co-opted nutcases in Washington to provoke war on Iran.

I SAW A HEADLINE IN A RECENT EDITION of the Washington Post: 'How Trump may get manipulated into war with Iran'. Truly an expression of blindness to reality.

Donald Trump is not going to get "manipulated" into war with Iran. Israel wants the US to make war on Iran, and therefore Donald Trump wants the US to make war on Iran.

Any other conclusion requires a disregard of everything Trump has done in office in connection with the Middle East. It would also reflect a childish buy-in to soothing rhetoric even in the face of a long record of contradictory actions.

The simple fact is, Trump is perfectly willing to say whatever he thinks the marks want to hear while doing whatever suits his own purposes. And endless experience has shown that Bibi's purposes are Donald's purposes.

ISRAEL WANTS IRAN DESTROYED (or at least, rendered into chaos) because Iran supports Hezbollah. Hezbollah is the sole roadblock to Israel's long-standing plan to seize southern Lebanon's water resources (and other assets). See the backstory and documentation here.

It is beyond the scope of my purposes in this article to consider how much of the totality of events in the Middle East from (and including) 9/11 forward have been planned or contrived toward the end goal of eliminating Iran (and Syria, to a lesser degree) as an effective support for Hezbollah and its thwarting of Israeli ambition upon Lebanon. But this is certainly possible.

It can be readily observed that one end result of all those events has been the steady implantation of US military bases in a convenient encirclement of Iran, as helpfully illustrated in this waggish but very pointed meme:

AGAIN, THOUGH, I'm not here to make a case for the motives behind what has gone before. My focus here is on the point that in light of Donald Trump's actions in regard to:

  • the US Embassy relocation,

  • the annexation of the Golan Heights,

  • the pass given to any and all Israeli settlement activity,

  • the cut-off of all support for the Palestinians in Gaza and the blind eye turned to the routine murders of the prisoners there by the Israeli military,

  • the appointment of a rabid Israeli partisan as US ambassador to Israel,

  • the persistent violation of 22 U.S.C. §§ 2799aa and 2799aa-1,

  • the withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran,

  • the brutal sanctions imposed on Iran,

  • the endless provocations meant to prod Iran into a reaction that can be fraudulently characterized as "Iranian aggression",

  • the appointment of people like Mike Pompeo and John Bolton,

...and many other concrete demonstrations of reality as opposed to mere rhetoric, to imply that Trump DOESN'T want war with Iran-- especially when it has long-since been made clear that Israel practically pants for Iran's destruction, regardless of its reasons-- is risible.

DON'T LET THE SELF-PROCLAIMED "master deal-maker" (read: "master salesman") sell you a dose of eyewash and earfluff.

Only kids come to conclusions based on the talkin'.

Grown-ups judge by the walkin'.


P.S. Want to prevent the lawless, evil aggression against Iran? You can. See this post.

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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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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.


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; something like this:

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

I challenge and implore you to visit http://losthorizons.com/The16th.htm. Learn the liberating and empowering truth about the American income tax that has led tens of thousands of American men and women to cease paying for the war crimes and other 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 http://losthorizons.com/BulletinBoard.htm. See what it would mean if more Americans knew what these good folks know, at http://losthorizons.com/CtCLife.htm. Spread this critically-important information and become a big part of the solution, rather than continuing to be a small but definite part of the problem.

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

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

June 26- In 1284, the Pied Piper of Hamelin leads the children away.  In 1409, the Council of Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church elevates Petros Philargos as Pope Alexander V-- he joins the two other pontiffs extant at the time, Gregory XII and Benedict XII.  (The church now regards Alexander V as an "antipope".)  In 1870, Christmas is made a federal holiday.  In 1934, FDR signs the Federal Credit Union Act, creating a federal version of the loan associations which had already become widely popular within the several states.  In 1945, the United Nations is chartered.  In 1959, the Saint Lawrence Seaway opens.  In 1974, the first UPC code is used on a product.  In 2008, in 'District of Columbia v. Heller', the US Supreme Court admits for the first time in decades that the Second Amendment prohibits interference with Americans' possession and ownership of firearms by the federal government (although in a decision made quirky and somewhat misleading in its character by the fact that in this case the federal government involvement was in its persona as a municipal authority, rather than more broadly).


Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

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

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


The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

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


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

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


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

Cognitive dissonance in action.


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

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


The Law, In Seven Pages





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

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

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

  • A custom group on Google by which the newsletter emails will be delivered straight to your inbox (click on the link and subscribe to the group-- leave all options in their default states);

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

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

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

  • My RSS feed:

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

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

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

Hey, Gamers!


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

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

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




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

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

-James Madison



Thank goodness the sun is now shining...


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



Regarding Trolleries

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



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

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Are the presentations and resources offered on this site and in my other work of any value to you?

Tim Kendrick has posted a video on YouTube regarding donations. I didn't know what to do about it to begin with; I don't do what I do intending for anyone to feel obligated in any way.

But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only the cost of a cheap paperback.

Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support. No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to act let it be solely because it seems right.


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

June 27- In 1743, on the last occasion any British monarch will do so, George II personally commands troops in battle.  In 1844, Joseph Smith Jr., the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is killed by a mob in Carthage, Illinois, along with his brother, Hyrum.  In 1954, the USSR's Obninsk facility becomes the world's first nuclear power plant in operation.  It operated successfully until being decommissioned in 2002.  In 1966, the first episode of Dark Shadows airs.  In 1967, the world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London.  In 1985, U.S. Route 66 loses its status as an officially-recognized U.S. highway.


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple::






All-in-all, just be the sort of person for others that you would go to yourself for trustworthy leadership.

Leadership is a challenge. But it's not complicated, and you can do it.


The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

If you're not talking this one up everywhere and helping generate a buzz, you don't really want liberty and the rule of law...


In light of the actual evidence, those who doubt or deny the accuracy and correctness of CtC just because some government officials denounce it are like the 16th-century Europeans who were mystified by Copernicus getting all those astronomical predictions right even though the church had said he was wrong.

Do you have a victory to share?  Click here to learn how to do so.

If you're working on one, and just getting stonewalled or speed-bumped, you can still be recognized! Go here to learn what to do.

Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

NEW! Orders of twelve or more books now come with a free DVD on request containing six informative and inspiring videos-- 112 minutes in all. Click here for the details.


Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free' commentaries?

Set Your Church Free

Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's ministerial community. This must change.

You're a passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular contributions of fuel from the passengers to keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable waterfall ahead, and note a soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger each day. What does common sense suggest?


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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 28- In 1914, Archduke Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated, sparking World War I.   In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending that war and imposing draconian sanctions on Germany, the effect of which was the rise of Adolph Hitler little more than a decade later.  In 1922, the Irish Civil War begins.  In 1967, Israel annexes East Jerusalem.  In 1992, the Constitution of Estonia is adopted.  In 1996, the Constitution of Ukraine is adopted.  In 2000, Elian Gonzalez is returned to captivity in Cuba.  In 2004, the U.S. declares its puppet government of Iraq to be sovereign in that country (up to a point...).


Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word??

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

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

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


The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

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

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

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

-Thomas Jefferson

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

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

-Thomas Paine




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

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

-George Orwell


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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

-James Madison

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)


The Thought Police Are Coming

by Chris Hedges

Ask the Iraqi parents of Sabiha Hamed Salih, aged 15, and Ashwaq Hamed Salih, aged 16, who were killed by shrapnel in Baghdad on July 31, 2004, what they think of Julian Assange.

Ask the man and his two young daughters who saw their wife and mother shot to death and were themselves wounded in a car fired upon by U.S. Marines in Fallujah on July 22, 2005, what they think of Julian Assange.

Ask the parents of Huda Haleem, an 18-year-old girl, and Raghad Muhamad Haleem, a 5-year-old boy, shot dead by U.S. soldiers on June 2, 2006, in Iraq’s Diyala province what they think of Julian Assange.

Ask the parents of the 15-year-old boy choked with a wire and then shot to death by U.S. Marines in Ramadi on Aug. 10, 2006, what they think of Julian Assange.

Ask the relatives of Ahmed Salam Mohammad, who was shot dead on Nov. 27, 2006, when U.S. troops attacked a wedding party near Mosul, an attack that also left four wounded, what they think of Julian Assange.

Ask the families of the over one dozen people shot to death with .50-caliber machine guns by bantering U.S. Apache helicopter crews in east Baghdad in July 2007—the crew members can be heard laughing at the “dead bastards” and saying “light ’em up” and “keep shooting, keep shooting”—a massacre that included two journalists for Reuters—Namir Noor-Eldeen and Saeed Chmagh—what they think of Julian Assange. Ask the then 10-year-old Sajad Mutashar and his 5-year-old sister, Doaha, both wounded, whose 43-year-old father, Saleh, was shot to death from the air as he attempted to assist one of the wounded men in the Baghdad street what they think of Julian Assange.

There is nothing like the boot of the oppressor on your neck to give you moral clarity.

None of these war crimes, and hundreds more reported to the U.S. military but never investigated, would have been made public without Julian, Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks. That is the role of journalists—to give a voice to those who without us would have no voice, to hold the powerful to account, to give the forgotten and the demonized justice, to speak the truth.


Click here to read the rest of this article

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


I hope you read all of Hedges' article. What it discusses and warns of is as grim and serious as an assassin's bullet, and we are the ones with the red dot painted on our chests.

The only problem with the article is its failure to offer a remedy to the outrageous assault it rightly denounces, and the danger it rightly trumpets.

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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A Little Extra

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 29- In 1767, the British Parliament passes the "Townshend Acts", imposing taxes on many common items imported into the American colonies, shifting the payment of public officials from local communities to the British government (out of the new tax revenue), and reaffirming the use of "writs of assistance"-- general warrants used by tax agents to conduct "fishing expedition" searches without probable cause.  These measures prompted extreme reactions and resistance by the colonists, and contributed significantly to the development of revolutionary sentiment.  In 1956, the U.S. Interstate Highway System is born.  In 2006, the United States Supreme Court rules in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld that the Bush administration's plans to try Guantanamo Bay prisoners in military tribunal Star-Chamber proceedings violates both U.S. and international law.


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And don't miss:

Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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

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

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

-Mark C. Phillips, 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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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 30- In 1805, Michigan is organized as a United States Territory.  In 1859, Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.  In 1882, Charles Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of President James Garfield.  In 1934, Hitler purges Germany of his political rivals on the 'Night of the Long Knives'.  In 1953, the first Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.  In 1997, Britain turns Hong Kong over to The People's Republic of China.


Last Word

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution


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About The Author

Pete Hendrickson is possibly the most effective lawyer in history, even while never having set foot in a law school, nor ever being a card-carrying member of "the bar". He is the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare ‘contributions’ withheld from his earnings (along with all other property taken for federal taxes); further, since 2003 students of his legal analyses and arguments in ‘Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America’’ (CtC), and its sequel, 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?' have been routinely retaining and recovering billions of dollars which otherwise-- wrongly, but as a matter of course-- would have gone to federal or state government treasuries. This despite concerted efforts by government to suppress his work, and in some cases vigorously oppose the claims by his students.

Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across the country.

Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design, manufacture and installation firm.

Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the twelve years before his present full-time focus on the restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+ apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers. He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and distribution systems in four states, and designed and administered the company's website.

On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative force behind a small board- and card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several years.

Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next book.

© All written and graphic material on this page and website are copyrighted by Peter E. Hendrickson, unless otherwise attributed.