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Current Events and Continuing Education for July 8, 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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So, did you do it?

Declaration Day


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Memo to Trump: Trade Bolton for Tulsi'


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


Featured in recent editions:

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'


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


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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:

July 8- In 1775, the Continental Congress sends its final appeal to King George to redress the colonists' grievances.  The King pays attention as respectfully as today's federal government does to the Constitution.  In 1776, the Declaration of Independence is read aloud to the people of Philadelphia, and the Liberty Bell is rung.  In 2011, the United States Space Shuttle program runs its final mission, and private operators take over providing transportation services of this kind.  In 2014, Israel launches another pogrom against displaced and dispossessed Palestinians trapped in the Gaza ghetto.


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

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!!


So, Thursday Was Declaration Day

Did you do it?


That is,



  • "NO MORE, "I DON'T DARE..." Day"



In short, we've just had,



I'm talking about,



  • "NO TIME TO RELAX Day"...


That's what the original "Declaration day" was all about. It was the day the American colonists finally acknowledged that the people they had been entreating to respect their rights actually didn't want them to have their rights.

It was the day the American colonists finally acknowledged that the government operatives they had been petitioning and politicking and lobbying and arguing with weren't misled or mistaken or suffering from misunderstanding, needing only to have things explained a bit better, or argued a bit more authoritatively.

Instead, as the colonists realized and finally admitted by way of the Declaration, those operatives were their competitors. Those operatives were the colonists' opponents. Efforts to persuade them were pointless-- they admitted to no limits on their power and had no interest in curbing its abuse, which was being practiced for their benefit.

IT WAS HARD for the colonists to reach that epiphany about their government. Because states exercise power (and partly also because they maintain an elaborate apologia dedicated to justifying that exercise as being for the good of the citizenry, or at least the way things must or are supposed to be), they come to be viewed as virtual parents in the hind-brains of those subject to that power.

It is very hard for people to recognize and acknowledge that actual Mom and Dad are bad people. It is nearly as hard for people to recognize that the state under the influence of which they have been raised is corrupt and malicious.

But of course, sometimes Mom and Dad are indeed bad, and states usually are. And while Mom and Dad can and often do become remorseful, and proceed to reform and redemption, states are institutionally-incapable of remorse.

The only remedy against a bad state is taking away its power. Eventually, after wasting all that time and effort on petitioning, politicking, lobbying and arguing, the American colonists admitted this truth on Declaration Day and said, "No more talking-- it's time for walking!"

Bless them for abandoning their child-like view of the state and becoming grown-ups at last.

IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN if we modern Americans are equally deserving of blessings. We should be up to the task; after all, we have a much easier row to hoe than the colonists did.

While we, too, must adopt a grown-up understanding of the true character of the dangerous servant against which we have been wisely warned, our state is already bound down by the written law, thanks to the blood and sacrifices of our ancestors. All we have to do is recognize that the state is constantly struggling to escape any limitations placed upon it by that law, and to suppress and marginalize anyone revealing its bad behavior and anything showing how it can be put back into its chains.

Particularly, we have to recognize that the biggest and most important limitation put upon the state concerns its ability to take resources from individual citizens for its own use. It's this simple-- the one who controls the disposition of property is the one in charge.

Because it is so important, for decades the United States has been engaged in the cultivation and exploitation of myths about what limitations are placed upon it in regard to resource acquisition. Sadly, for most of those decades most Americans have fallen for the fictions.

Chief among these state-serving, people-harming myths is the truly absurd proposition that our grandparents amended the Constitution in 1913 to authorize the state's exploitation of their resources at its will, in defiance and rejection of the previous tax-limiting Constitutional rules under which the American people had become the freest and most prosperous in the history of the world.

THIS IS A MYTH! It never happened. Even the premier organs of the state itself have said so endlessly-- but quietly, so as to preserve the on-the-books harmony of the law while allowing the state (and its clients and cronies) to ruthlessly exploit anyone who doesn't know to look and remains in ignorance.

See the proof that this is a myth at losthorizons.com/The16th.htm. Read the 1916 Cornell and Harvard Law Review articles on the Supreme Court's unanimous conclusions about the Sixteenth Amendment.

See what Department of Treasury experts admit about the income tax. See what the Supreme Court continues to say about the amendment and the tax over the decades. Learn the real history of the tax and its antecedents.

Learn what the tax really falls upon and how it really works in application. Learn how and why it may have been misapplied to you in the past. Click here and see what those who have learned these long-obscured but accurate facts about the income tax have been accomplishing since they were revealed in 2003.

Then go here and see how the state has been struggling to keep you from knowing any of this.

AFTER YOU TAKE THESE enlightening little excursions, recognize that every single person or institution that would lose prestige, power or profits by acknowledging the truth about the tax can be expected to lie about the subject if queried. So will every interest that sees itself benefitting from the existence of a mammoth state (which might even include those who make their living complaining about the mammoth state, or the supposed evils of the income tax).

Every one of these co-opted voices are today's equivalents of the invested promoters and defenders of the "divine right of kings" myth that kept people enthralled and exploited in the colonists' time.

But also recognize that now knowing the truth, the power is in your hands. The responsibility is, too.

Rise to deserve the blessings of posterity.

Make this year's "Declaration Day" real. Make it a personal Declaration Day-- a day of resolution to act on behalf of liberty and the rule of law.

What's your sign, Baby? How about this one:


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

-Proverbs 25:26


"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


"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


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

-Edward R. Murrow


"Be the change you want to see in the world."

-Mohandas Gandhi

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Speaking of Declaration Day...

DOREEN AND I want to express our pleasure and appreciation to all those who joined us Saturday for the Twelfth Annual Declaration Day party and helped make it a special occasion. You all were great company, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Ken Hibben lines up on a target in 'Curmudgeon's Croquet' as Dow Shackelford, George Papp and yours truly anticipate his next swamp-creature gob-smack.

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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:

July 9- In 1810, Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland.  In 1816, Argentina declares independence from Spain.  In 1900, the Commonwealth of Australia is created.  In 1922, Johnny Weissmuller sets a new world record with a 58.6 second 100 meter freestyle swim.  In 1958, a 524-meter tsunami-- the highest wave ever recorded-- strikes Lituya Bay, Alaska.  In 2011, South Sudan secedes from Sudan.


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.


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

July 10- In 988, the city of Dublin, Ireland is founded.  In 1832, President Andrew Jackson vetoes the chartering of the Second Bank of the United States.  In 1890, Wyoming is admitted to the union as the 44th of the several states.  In 1913, the highest temperature ever recorded in the USA is hit- 134 OF (in Death Valley).  In 1925, the 'Scopes Monkey Trial' begins in Dayton, Tennessee.  In 1938, Howard Hughes completes a record-setting 91-hour flight around the world.  In 1962, Telstar-- the world's first communications satellite-- is launched.


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);

  • Facebook (click here to "like" the losthorizons page and receive the announcement posts);

  • 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:

July 11- In 1804, Revolutionary War hero and then-Vice-President Aaron Burr rids the world of Alexander Hamilton by fatally wounding him in a duel.  Hamilton dies the next day.  In 1914, Babe Ruth plays his first first major-league game.  In 1921, former President William Howard Taft is sworn-in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, the only American to ever serve in both offices.  In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces his intentions to seek a fourth term in office.  In 1987, the United Nations claims that world population has crossed the 5 billion mark.  In 1995, full diplomatic relations are established between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple::






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

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


The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

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


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

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

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

Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

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


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

Set Your Church Free

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

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


Copy and post this one around, people!le!




Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the well-funded disinformation specialists class


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

July 12- In 1543, King Henry VIII marries his sixth and final wife: Catherine Parr.  In 1962, the Rolling Stones perform their first concert.  In 1973, a fire destroys the sixth floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.  In 2007, U.S. Army Apache helicopter crews are caught on tape gunning down civilians--  including journalists and children-- in a series of unprovoked daylight attacks.  The tape is released to the world by Wikileaks in 2010.


Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word??

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

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

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


The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

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

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

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

-Thomas Jefferson

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

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

-Thomas Paine




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

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

-George Orwell


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

Click here to take the test

Click here for more Tax IQ tests

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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

How About You?

Are You Governing Yourself?

Get The Knowledge, Reclaim Your Power, And Stand With The Founders

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Memo to Trump: Trade Bolton for Tulsi

by Patrick J. Buchanan

“For too long our leaders have failed us, taking us into one regime change war after the next, leading us into a new Cold War and arms race, costing us trillions of our hard-earned tax payer dollars and countless lives. This insanity must end.”

Donald Trump, circa 2016?

Nope. That denunciation of John Bolton interventionism came from Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii during Wednesday night’s Democratic debate. At 38, she was the youngest candidate on stage.

Gabbard proceeded to rip both the “president and his chickenhawk cabinet (who) have led us to the brink of war with Iran.”

In a fiery exchange, Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio countered that America cannot disengage from Afghanistan: “When we weren’t in there they started flying planes into our buildings.”

“The Taliban didn’t attack us on 9/11,” Gabbard replied, “Al-Qaida attacked us on 9/11. That’s why I and so many other people joined the military, to go after al-Qaida, not the Taliban.”

When Ryan insisted we must stay engaged, Gabbard shot back:

“Is that what you will tell the parents of those two soldiers who were just killed in Afghanistan? ‘Well, we just have to be engaged.’ As a solider, I will tell you, that answer is unacceptable. … We are no better off in Afghanistan that we were when this war began.”

By debate’s end, Gabbard was the runaway winner in both the Drudge Report and Washington Examiner polls and was far in front among all the Democratic candidates whose names were being searched on Google.


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


I HOPE YOU READ ALL of Buchanan's article. It is gratifying to see even as reflexively an establishment guy as Pat Buchanan shaking his head and calling for the defenestration of the noxious John Bolton, and bringing attention to the virtuous Tulsi Gabbard, whom the MSM-presstitutes and their swamp-creature clients are doing their best to photo-shop out of public consciousness.

Gabbard is no Ron Paul or Justin Amash. She is unwilling or unable to articulate sound positions on many domestic issues.

Even on foreign policy, where she says the right things (and appears to be perfectly sincere), she rings a bit off thanks to leading with her "military service" card rather than leaving it as an ace-in-the-hole with which to shoot back at a detractor or competitor when necessary. Playing that one up front helps perpetuate a jingoistic worship of the military that America desperately needs to abandon as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

But compared to all the other Democrats running for president, Gabbard is a veritable Thomas Jefferson.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EQUATION is John Bolton. Bolton is a vile swamp-thing matched in his odiousness only by his close associates and co-conspirators.

These include people such as Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence, Jared Kushner, Tom Cotton and too many others. Trump himself, who, for all his misdirecting blizzard of scattershot and contradictory statements on foreign-policy issues-- all of which may simply be clever marketing, rather than disengagement and incompetence, as suggested by his apologists-- stands condemned for having put and retained Bolton in office.

SO, KUDOS TO Buchanan for gritting his teeth, pushing down his usual status-quo-respecting equivocations and calling this one rightly and squarely. We are at the point where a lot less politeness and a lot more forthrightness would be a lot better for America's survival odds.

That said, let's also remember the REAL remedy to the problem at hand, both of which are laid out in detail here. Please read this analysis and spread it around vigorously.

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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:

July 13- In 1787, the Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance, creating-- with the agreement of the several states-- the first "United States territory" and providing for the division of the territory into new union states fully equal in legal status to the original 13 as soon as certain specified conditions are met.  In 1863, anti-conscription rioting begins in New York City.  The riots, regarded as the worst civil unrest in American history, ran for three days, and were of such ferocity and size that authorities declared themselves unable to consider martial law for lack of sufficient means to enforce it.


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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.

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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...





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Regarding "Tax Reform"

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

July 14- In 1789, citizens of Paris storm the Bastille (the national government prison in the city), release its prisoners and begin the French Revolution.  In 1798, the Sedition Act (part of of "Alien and Sedition Acts"), an unconstitutional measure intended to stifle criticism of the undeclared war on France being conducted by the Federalist faction then in control of Congress and the Presidency, becomes "law".  Widespread opposition to these acts (and the policies they were intended to shield) led to the extinction of the Federalist Party within a few short years.  (See 'Strolling Down Memory Lane' in 'Upholding the Law And Other Observations' for more on this subject.)  In 1881, Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett.  In 1969, United States Federal Reserve Notes in $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 denominations are officially withdrawn from circulation.  In 2015 a NASA probe does the first human-instrument fly-by of Pluto.


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.