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The Lost Horizons News

Mid-Edition Update for July 1, 2019

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Featured In This Update:

Three Cognitive Touchstones


Other Voices: 'Bret Stephens, Warmonger'


Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


Featured In Recent Editions:

My Appearance Last Week On Patriot Watch Media


A Very Serious Question For Everyone


Other Voices: 'A U.S.S. Liberty's Hero's Passing'


John Geralds Shares An Uplifting Video And Victory


Two Victors Who Shared Victories Just Last Week Have Done It Again!


Other Voices: The Ongoing Destruction of the Minds of Children


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


Erik Clark & Friends Are Making The World A Better Place


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


A 3 AM Thought


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


Why CtC Is The Only Remedy To Leviathan


I Love Stumbling Across A Good "Tell"!


Thwarting Judicial Corruption With 'Constitutional Avoidance' Doctrine


It's Time To Celebrate Some 2019 Victories!


An Excellent Tale Of A REAL Female Super-Hero


On "Cherry-Picking"


Re-Opening The National Forum


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


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


On Tax Agency "Determination" Authority


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


BTW, Don't Miss These Items Of Interest:

Regarding State Group Membership


The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart


Why Are You Not Doing This?


Project Paradigm-Shift


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!


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


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


The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC Is Now Available!

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


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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

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.


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


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

-James Madison


Middletown, Moonbeam!! August 3rd!

Be there for the next CtC Seminar, in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley!!

Click here for more information


The Twelfth Annual Declaration Day Party is THIS SATURDAY, July 6. Get your RSVPs in!!


Three Cognitive Groundings and Food for Further Thought

...US v. USA; the frivolous "person"; and geese teaching ganders how to turn the worm.

Explaining "the United States"

EVER HAD TROUBLE GETTING SOMEONE TO UNDERSTAND the limits on what is known as the United States in certain contexts? Here's a helpful tip: Use the presidential "pardon" power as your cognitive touchstone.

"[H]e shall have power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States..."

United States Constitution, Article II, Sec. 2

This "pardon" subject is very current right now. There's a lot of talk amongst the pundits lately about the fact that Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's one-time campaign manager, would still do extended prison time on New York charges even if Trump pardons him of all offenses against the United States.

In these commentaries and discussions, everyone recognizes that a "pardon for all offenses against the United States" doesn't pardon anyone for offenses against New York, or any other state of the union. But few follow the cognitive path that leads away from that starting point.

Anyone who DID follow the path would recognize, consider and learn from the fact that this is (and can only be) true because "the United States" sometimes has a legal meaning that is separate and apart from those union states...

Be the guide.

Be the storm.

P.S. Don't forget about the additional helpful material on this point found here and on pp. 5-7 and 60 of CtC.


On The "Person" Subject To 6702 Penalties

A DETAILED DISCUSSION ON THE "PERSON" limitations imposed at 26 U.S.C. § 6671(b) in regard to "frivolous return" penalties has been posted for a number of years here. And fascinating limits they are, especially in the manner in which those limits synchronize so harmoniously and and in a mutually-supporting, mutually-illuminating fashion with the specifications of 26 U.S.C. § 6020(b)!

Elsewhere can be found discussion of the fact that imposition of the "frivolous return penalty" would constitute an impermissible speech and due process violation if threatened or imposed against individual Americans simply filing for their own purposes of declaring amounts of "income"; rebutting erroneous "information return" allegations; and/or claiming the return of moneys improperly or excessively withheld, paid-in or collected.

Together, these two presentations on the intertwining of related statutory (and in the one case, Constitutional) provisions produce a very powerful body of authority concerning a subject of considerable interest to some. I've added links between my two posts mentioned above, and encourage anyone concerned with these penalties-- whether the common hoax variety or otherwise-- to take note and make good use of both together.

Be the storm.


Turnabout Is Fair Play

I'VE BEEN GOING THROUGH MANY of the filings made by the "United States" in faux-legal attacks upon me over the years since CtC was first published. In doing so I have been reminded of a contrivance regularly used by the bad guys from which those of us in the good guys column could learn a useful lesson.

The attacks I'm studying have all been intended to accomplish the suppression of CtC by one means or another, as chronicled and discussed here. All of them, of course, are distinguished by their reliance on falsehoods and frauds (as in the example discussed and documented here) since the folks responsible have no truths available to support their purposes.

Over the years I have seen other filings by the same kennel of attack dogs in cases involving other folks. Though not as acute in rabidity as those directed at me (and later at Doreen when the suppression effort got really desperate and abandoned even a pretense of legitimacy), the objects of these other filings have also been at odds with the facts and the law, and so also relied on craft and spin and lies.

WHAT IS NOTICEABLE ABOUT THESE FILINGS is their very consistent tendency to incorporate ad hominem smears, slanders and calumnies directed at the litigant-target. Needless to say, none of these shots at character assassinations are actually relevant to the legal issues with which the filings are purportedly concerned.

Early on, when I was first being faced with this stuff myself, I actually believed it to be innocent. I thought it was the product of folks who simply hadn't yet had, or taken, the time to do the reading and discover that no, I'm not actually a "tax protestor" or someone just trying to work an angle by which I would pay less.

Of course, these personal attacks are really not the least bit innocent. They are, rather, a form of cheating by the corrupt officials responsible-- something that becomes impossible to misunderstand when you see the same lies appear even in rulings by courts co-opted into the process.

While aggressive spin and even personal attacks by one's nominal adversary in a legal battle may be unseemly and cheap, they are not unexpected-- especially when deployed by an adversary who hasn't any real cards to play. It IS, after all, a legal battle.

But when aggressive spin and personal attacks appear in court judgments, which are NOT supposed to be part of any legal battle, but are supposed to be impartial, dispassionate and entirely disengaged applications of the law to the facts... well, you know you're not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy.

SO, WHAT'S TO BE LEARNED FROM THIS? Well, first let's recognize that these ad hominem attacks have a purpose. They are not just fulminations by foamy-mouthed junk-yard-snarlers that can't help spewing bile. Instead, they are PR projects.

The attacks are meant to influence the perceptions of anyone who might read the filings or rulings. They are meant to instill hostility or contempt toward the targeted litigant. The chief perceptions meant to be influenced are those of the next court in which an adverse decision will be challenged (with journalists and possible honest souls in the ranks of government attorneys being the second tier of targeted readers).

If fully effective, the ad hominem attacks will preclude that higher court (and those others) from ever looking beyond the smears and going through the considerable trouble of closely reading and fairly considering the filings of the smeared litigant. After all, why bother to read closely-- if at all-- through the sort of nonsense one would expect to encounter in the filings of what you have been told by a presumptively-respectable colleague is just an odious tax-evader? Who's got time for that, right?

Second, let's recognize that the good guys could benefit from the same practice, with the significant difference in application being that the good guys use of the technique would not involve "smears, slanders and calumnies" at all. The good guys would just be reciting indisputable facts, and if done right off the bat, would be directing those possibly-influential facts at the first court that will be dealing with the matter and at least setting the stage for better odds of an actually-impartial proceeding and outcome.

For instance, consider a Response or Reply brief-- in a matter that shouldn't have to be litigated in the first place, and only is because of government malfeasance-- in which is deployed language like this:

"Our opponents in this matter, the United States and its agent, the IRS, are well-established law-breakers and dissemblers, especially where the subject of taxes are concerned. As this Honorable Court is doubtless well aware, only a few short years ago their long-running "phone tax" scam, by which Americans were illegally bilked for 100 years based on an outrageous IRS distortion of statutory language, was recognized and denounced by every Court of Appeals to finally pay attention to aggrieved litigants on the subject (after many years of failing to do so). See Am. Bankers Ins. Group v. United States, 408 F.3d 1328 (11th Cir. 2005) (ABIG); OfficeMax, Inc. v. United States, 428 F.3d 583 (6th Cir. 2005); Nat'l R.R. Passenger Corp. v. United States, 431 F.3d 374 (D.C. Cir. 2005) (Amtrak); Fortis v. United States, 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 10749 (2d Cir. Apr. 27, 2006); and Reese Bros. v. United States, 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 11468 (3d Cir. May 9, 2006). Attorneys from the same DoJ arguing on behalf of the United States and IRS in the instant case persistently and shamelessly argued on behalf of the phone-tax scheme, all in obvious bad faith or on behalf of bogus arguments.

Not long before that, in 1998, Congress was compelled to enact sweeping constraints and reforms on the United States and its IRS in response to massive systematic abuse of the law by the agency, for which victims were finding no relief in United States courts (The IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998). Just a very few short years ago, in 2013, the IRS was caught abusing tax-exemption rules in service to the criminal purposes of other United State officials, and eventually even going so far as to destroy evidence in the case despite it being under a Congressional subpoena (the "Lois Lerner" affair).

Sadly, it is clear that in the instant proceedings these serial malefactors continue in their corrupt ways. For instance..."

At the very least, such background reminders/information should help ensure that debunks of the government's inapt, inaccurate, incomplete and/or out-of-context case citations get actually read, and that counter-arguments get respectfully considered.

I THINK IT'S BEEN FAR TOO LONG that liars and cheats have had free run of the playground because their honest opponents (read: victims) are by nature more polite and respectful. And frankly, while ranting or red-eyed anger would be improper and counter-productive even when done by one's "official" opponents, I would think that generally the propriety of politeness and respect in a contest can be fairly gauged by the degree to which each is or is not on display in the government's own filings.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander, and turnabout is fair play, especially when all you're telling is the truth.

Be the storm.

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A Very Serious Question For Everyone

One that is very hazardously going unanswered...


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

July 1- In 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg begins.  In 1870, the United States Department of Justice (sic) begins official operations.  In 1921, the Communist Party of China is founded.  In 1931, United Airlines begins to do business (as Boeing Air Transport).  In 1963, United States Postal Service ZIP codes are introduced.  In 1968, the CIA's 'Phoenix Program' of terrorism and assassination begins its first campaign, in South Vietnam.  In 1979, Sony introduces the 'Walkman' portable, personal CD player.


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The Entire Legal And Practical Truth About The Income Tax In Three Short Sentences

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

1. The income tax is an excise.

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

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

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



Other Voices:


Bret Stephens, Warmonger

by Andrew J. Bacevich

In fact, some people do want war, including a certain New York Times columnist.

The teaser for a recent Bret Stephens column in The New York Times accurately summarizes its contents: “If Iran won’t change its behavior we should sink its navy."

We’ve done it before and, by golly, we can do it again. Stephens offers his readers this sanitized version of history to make his case: “On April 14, 1988, the U.S.S. Samuel B. Roberts, a frigate, hit an Iranian naval mine while sailing in the Persian Gulf. The explosion injured 10 of her crew and nearly sank the ship. Four days later, the U.S. Navy destroyed half the Iranian fleet in a matter of hours. Iran did not molest the Navy or international shipping for many years thereafter.”

Stripped bare of context, that paragraph is factually correct. But stripping it of context, as Stephens does, transforms it into a form of untruth, not a blatant lie perhaps, but an exercise in sleight of hand. Indeed, the very purpose of his column is not to enlighten, but to deceive and manipulate.

Americans are susceptible to this sort of argument. We like to think that the Pearl Harbor attack came out of the blue, ignoring the years of escalating antagonism between the United States and Japan that preceded it. Our version of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis portrays it as an unprovoked act of aggression, conveniently forgetting U.S. efforts over the previous two years to overthrow or assassinate Fidel Castro. And we prefer to divorce decades of muddled U.S. policies in the Middle East from the heinous crime of 9/11, pretending that the former played no role in inspiring the latter.

Yet bad history leads to bad policy. Stephens implicitly suggests that the incident involving the Samuel B. Roberts was itself an unprovoked attack. In fact, the story is a bit more complicated and those complications deserve reflection today.

Here is just some of the context that Stephens chooses to leave out.


Click here to read the rest of this article

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

I hope you read all of Bacevich's article. It's a highly-important call to America to wake up and recognize that we're being subjected to a steady snow-job by interested parties wanting war on Iran for purposes of their own and who won't hesitate to dissemble their way to that goal.

The only problem with the article is its failure to provide a better remedy than just announcing the danger. Simply drawing attention to systemic corruption trying hard to sucker Americans into the commission of war crimes on OUR part, in Iran, at the expense of American blood and treasure and reputation and moral stature, won't prevent it happening.

Here's what will: Depriving aggressors of the resources and power by which their crimes can be committed. This can only be accomplished by a widespread American awakening to the liberating truth about the income tax uniquely revealed in CtC.

In short, We the People (you and me) have to do as the Founders meant for us to do, and resume control over what is properly ours, both as money and as power. We must make ourselves once again strong and in charge of our own lives and choices!

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

July 2- In 1776, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution of independence from Great Britain.  In 1937, Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan make their last radio transmission from somewhere over the Pacific.  In 1962, the first Wal-Mart opens.  In 1964, Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  In 1976, North and South Vietnam merge to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.  In 2002, Steve Fossett flies solo and nonstop around the world in a balloon.


A Wise Warrior On What's Really At Stake


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


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

-Proverbs 25:26


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

-Edward R. Murrow



See Who's Really Been Lying About The Tax


Daft And Despicable Deniers

What the hell is wrong with these people?!


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

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



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

Find this film on YouTube at youtu.be/K0CYo57I3ks


How Do You Know When The State Is Lying?

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

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

-Abraham Kuyper


Assessing The Damage From The Misapplication Of The Income Tax

Man, are Americans getting ripped off...!

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

July 3- In 1775, George Washington takes command of the Continental Army.  In 1778, British Loyalists massacre 360 American patriots in Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania.  In 1884, the Dow Jones publishes its first stock average.  In 1890, Idaho is admitted to the union as the 43rd of the several states.  In 1952, the United States Congress approves what passes for Puerto Rico's Constitution.  In 1988, the USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 aboard.  In 2013, the first legitimately-elected president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi-- the democratic choice of Egyptians after their ouster of US-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak-- is overthrown in a coup by Mubarak's still-entrenched military and judicial apparatus. The US promptly announced its approval, bizarrely describing the event as a "restoration of democracy".


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

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

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

The Civil Rights Lawsuit Documentation

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

-Frederick Douglass

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

-Samuel Adams


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

-Ezra Pound


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


Did you know…

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

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

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

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

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


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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

July 4- In 1776, the Declaration of Independence is formally adopted by the Second Continental Congress.  In 1826, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both pass from among us.  In 1845, Henry David Thoreau begins his two-year sojourn at Walden Pond.  In 1862, Lewis Carroll spins a yarn for Alice Liddell.  In 1934, the engineering for an atomic bomb is patented by Leo Szilard.  In 1946, 48 years after the United States claimed ownership of the Philippines and crushed resistance to its occupation at the cost of a million dead Filipinos, the country is granted independence.

Poisonous Pieties

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


Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Why Aren't People Suing?



A New Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fear nothing but God.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

July 5- In 1687, Isaac Newton publishes his 'Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica', laying out the foundation of his revolution in human understanding of the natural world.  In 1865, the Salvation Army is founded in East London.  In 1937, the highest temperature ever recorded in Canada-- 113 O F-- is reached.  In 1946, the bikini is introduced in France.  In 1954, Rock 'n' Roll is born, with Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session.  In 1996, Dolly the sheep is produced by cloning.  In 1999, President Clinton imposes trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban government of Afghanistan.

Give Yourself A 30% Raise: A New Flyer


What Makes YOU A Warrior For The Truth?

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


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

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

What does it for you?

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

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

Is it the money?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dress "business casual". Be well-groomed.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Identify yourself. Anonymity is for criminals and self-doubters, not CtC warriors. Naming yourself is a requirement, and your name will appear as a subtitle on the video when I prepare it for posting, in any event.

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

This is your chance to get a LOT accomplished.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Samuel Adams

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The Crime of the Misapplied Income Tax


Was Grandpa Really A Moron?

Critical Inquiries for a New American Century

Bob’s Bicycles


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

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

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

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

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

Here's how it happened...

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

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

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

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

Click here to enjoy the rest of this illuminating little parable

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

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

July 6- In 1415, early Protestant reformer John Huss is burned at the stake by the Roman Catholic Church.  In 1535, Sir Thomas More is executed by English King Henry VIII for refusing to countenance Henry's decision to formally transform the Church of England into a Protestant church.  In 1785, the dollar of silver-- 27 grams-- is chosen as the official American currency.  In 1854, the first Republican Party convention is held.  In 1887, the King of Hawaii is forced at gunpoint to sign a new Constitution written by Americans living in the islands which transferred power to the foreigners and set the stage for Hawaii's annexation by the United States.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now Learn How To Be Master Of The Situation

See the Proof

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


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



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

-Everett Hale

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


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

-Daniel Webster


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

-Edward R. Murrow





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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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CtC Videos And Audio Resources


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

-Exodus 23:1-3


Doing A Little High-Payoff Math

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

Just like that! In one week!

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

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

‑Dale Carnegie

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Spread The Truth


A Few Tips For Making Best Use Of This WebSite



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

-George Gordon (Lord) Byron