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Current Events and Continuing Education for August 5, 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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Come to Greening House August 17 for good music and liberating truth!

An Educational Interlude At The 'Dogs Days Of Summer Jamboree'


This really is a simple enough thing...

Hendrickson's Axiom of Special Definitions


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Not Mueller Time-- At Last!'


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


Selected Features From Recent Editions:

From the 'Garbage In Yields Garbage Out' Department:

Debunking The '1870s Income Tax Repeal' Myth


Some words about misuse of "racism" and "sanctions":

Calling Things By Their True Names


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Death of Privacy'


So, did you do it?

Declaration Day


In the hope of countering long-running government efforts to sow confusion on the subject:

A Few Words About The Constitution


At least these "ladies" are honest...

A Word From The United Bitches Of America


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

Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached


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


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"


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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:

August 5- In 1305, Scottish patriot William Wallace is captured by English forces.  In 1735, John Peter Zenger is acquitted of charges of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York (on the grounds that what he had said was true).  In 1861, the first United States "income" tax takes effect (it will be replaced the next year with the version of the tax still in operation today).  In 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid.  In 1914, the first electric traffic light is installed, in Cleveland, Ohio.  In 1943, Mount Etna erupts.  In 1957, 'American Bandstand' premiers.  In 1962, Nelson Mandela starts serving what will end up being 28 years in prison.  In 1981, Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers.


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


An Educational Interlude At The 'Dog Days Of Summer Jamboree'

Come to Greening House August 17 for some good music and some liberating truth!

THE GOOD FOLKS HOSTING THE 'DOG DAYS OF SUMMER JAMBOREE' in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania on August 17 have asked me to make a special appearance and share a little truth to the music-lovers attending the affair. You and your friends are welcome to be there, too!

My talk will begin at 2PM and run a few hours. The festival begins at noon and runs until midnight. There is a small charge for the whole festival (which includes the fee for camping on the property), but if you just come for my presentation it is at no charge or only what you care to donate.

See the poster below or this Facebook page for more information, or call Mike Green at (724)992-8542.

BTW, I'VE SAMPLED SOME OF THE music we can expect to hear (and you can too, at that Facebook page I gave you above). It sounds great, and that's particularly important under the circumstances.

Good music is just the thing those newly-educated about how they've been lied-to and stolen-from over their entire working lives will need afterward, to soothe the sting.


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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 6- In 1825, Bolivia gains independence from Spain.  In 1914, Serbia declares war on Germany and Austria declares war on Russia.  In 1945, 70,000 Japanese are slaughtered in an instant in Hiroshima by a United States nuclear weapon-- tens of thousands further from ground zero die more slowly over subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning suffered during the attack.  In 1991, the World Wide Web goes online.


Hendrickson's Axiom of Special Definitions

This really is a simple and self-evident thing...

IN PREPARING FOR LAST SATURDAY'S SEMINAR in Middletown, New York, I decided to crunch out a simple, concise rule by which all special definitions found in law can and should be viewed. I realize that I have already exhaustively addressed this subject in many different ways in CtC and other papers and posts, but nonetheless think this new little "pocket key" version is worth sharing:

Whenever a special definition of an otherwise common word is provided in a law, and the exemplars given are of things within the common definition of that word but sharing one or more particular characteristics distinguishing them from others within that common definition, the purpose and effect of the special definition is to narrow the meaning of the defined word (thus transforming it into a "term") to the exemplar-distinguished subclass when it appears in the specified context (i.e., "as used in this section").

Reflexively apply that rule every time you see a statutory definition for the sake of your own clarity of thought. Also, include it in any brief or other argument you may have occasion to make in which such definitions (or the terms they define) can be expected to appear, preceded by "It is axiomatic that...".

However disturbing it may be to hear, the fact is that your average judge or attorney will be entirely ignorant of the purpose and effect of special definitions, or will have very confused ideas about them. Unscrupulous government attorneys have worked diligently to sow just such confusion over the last eight decades, at least, in service to the "ignorance tax" scheme.

I DON'T NEED TO ADDRESS the "limited expansion" effect of the definition of "includes and including" at 26 U.S.C. § 7701(c) for the benefit of any CtC-educated reader, all of whom should understand that already. But I will briefly do so for the sake of those newly-arrived (and to provide both types of reader with material that can be used to explain the subject to others and to supplement the presentation of the axiom above in any brief).

The "includes" definition at 26 U.S.C. § 7701(c), which reads as follows:

(c) Includes and including

The terms “includes” and “including” when used in a definition contained in this title shall not be deemed to exclude other things otherwise within the meaning of the term defined.

...simply provides that the use of that term ("includes" or "including") in introducing the exemplars of a special definition allows for limited expansion-- or "calculated indefiniteness", as one federal circuit court has put it-- of the narrow custom class so as to embrace other things in the same narrow class which are not listed.

That is, in a statutory definition, the term defined is stripped of all external meaning, being left with only the specified meaning given by the custom definition.[1] Normally, what is listed or described in the custom definition is comprehensive and closed. But under the rule of construction at 26 USC 7701(c), the use of “includes” allows an “indefiniteness” to the scope of the custom definition in that it can embrace things of the same kind as those enumerated even though not listed, while at the same time being “calculated” in that such expansion cannot reach beyond the specialized class illustrated by the enumerated examples.

For example, under the “includes” rule the definition of “employee” at 3401(c) embraces any variety of federal worker-- even varieties not described (some of which may not even exist at the time the definition is written). All such, listed in the statutory definition or not, are within the general class defined and circumscribed by the illustrative examples that ARE listed or described.

At the same time, this “indefiniteness” in the statutory definition is “calculated” in that it can’t be construed to embrace workers NOT having the characteristics of the members of the class which are listed and by which the class’s nature is illustrated. This means that while any kind of federal worker can be deemed an “employee” (whose remuneration received as such qualifies as “wages”) NON-federal workers, being unrepresented in the illustrative list provided by Congress, cannot be deemed to be such “employees”, and the pay to such excluded workers cannot be deemed “wages”.

The United States Treasury Department has concisely expressed this rule:

“The terms “includes and including” do not exclude things not enumerated which are in the same general class;”

27 CFR 26.11 and 27 CFR 72.11

Here’s how the United States Supreme Court explains the rule:

“[T]he verb “includes” imports a general class, some of whose particular instances are those specified in the definition.”

Helvering v Morgan’s, Inc, 293 U.S. 121, 126 fn. 1 (1934);

“[I]ncluding... ...connotes simply an illustrative application of the general principle."

Federal Land Bank of St. Paul v. Bismarck Lumber Co., 314 U.S. 95, 62 S.Ct. 1 U.S. (1941).

A number of federal circuit court rulings provide examples of this rule in operation. For instance, in Mueller v. Nixon, 470 F.2d 1348 (6th Cir. 1972), the Sixth Circuit analyzes the meaning of "person" under the language and structure of 26 U.S.C. § 6671(b), which deploys the “includes” term in its statutory definition:

(b) Person defined.-The term "person", as used in this subchapter, includes an officer or employee of a corporation, or a member or employee of a partnership, who as such officer, employee, or member is under a duty to perform the act in respect of which the violation occurs.

In its ruling, the Court recognizes that the special definition of "person" provided by this language is the only valid definition of the term for purposes of the statutes involved, with no other statutory, external or common definition being relevant. The Court’s analysis is careful and detailed, and merits quotation at length:

“[A]ppellant also disputes whether he could legally be held to be such a person under Sec. 6671(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, and therefore liable under 26 U.S.C. Sec. 6672, which contains this definition:

(b) Person defined.-The term "person", as used in this subchapter, includes an officer or employee of a corporation, or a member or employee of a partnership, who as such officer, employee, or member is under a duty to perform the act in respect of which the violation occurs.

This language does not by its specific words apply to appellant Mueller. He clearly was not an officer or employee of the corporation which owed these taxes. The government concedes this but claims that under settled case law the courts have expanded this definition to include someone who by a contract is given the full power of control associated with the powers of a corporate officer. In this respect the government relies upon Pacific National Insurance Co. v. United States, 422 F.2d 26 (9th Cir.), cert. denied, 398 U.S. 937, 90 S.Ct. 1838, 26 L. Ed.2d 269 (1970), and United States v. Graham, 309 F.2d 210 (9th Cir. 1962). This court has dealt with this same statute (and cited the Pacific National Insurance case) in Braden v. United States, 442 F.2d 342 (6th Cir. 1971). It does not appear, however, that we have passed on the question of interpreting the statutory definition of a "person" to include persons actually in control of a corporation, although only as de facto officers.

The definition of "person" employed by Congress is not phrased in terms of exclusion. The language, "The term 'person' . . . includes an officer or employee of a corporation, or a member or employee of a partnership," is exemplary in nature. On this point we agree with the following language of the Ninth Circuit:

'The definition of "persons" in section 6671(b) indicates that the liability imposed by section 6672 upon those other than the employer is not restricted to the classes of persons specifically listed-officers or employees of corporations and members or employees of partnerships. "[B]y use of the word 'include[s]' the definition suggests a calculated indefiniteness with respect to the outer limits of the term" defined. First National Bank In Plant City, Plant City, Florida v. Dickinson, 396 U.S. 122, 90 S.Ct. 337, 24 L.Ed.2d 312 (1969). As we said in United States v. Graham, 309 F.2d 210, 212 (9th Cir. 1962): "The term 'person' does include officer and employee, but certainly does not exclude all others. Its scope is illustrated rather than qualified by the specified examples." Pacific National Insurance Co. v. United States, supra 422 F.2d at 30. (Footnotes omitted.)'”

Mueller v. Nixon, 470 F.2d 1348 (6th Cir. 1972)

As seen, the Mueller Court recognizes that the appropriate legal question is not whether Mueller is a ‘person’ under any definition, or any other definition, but only whether he fits within the class created by the definition at § 6671(b). The Court finds Mueller to be a "person" solely because his particular situation placed him within the class illustrated by the enumerated list in that special definition, explicitly endorsing the Ninth Circuit position that “[The] scope [of the term “person”] is illustrated … by the specified examples in §§ 6671(b),” and independently declaring that “The language [defining “person” in the statute] is exemplary in nature.” (Emphasis added.)[2]

In 1998, the 1st Circuit applies these same rules of construction to the statutory term “beneficiary” found in 26 USC 643(c), in the definition of which “includes” is also deployed:

“Plaintiff ... claims that Mrs. Ham, as the receiver of a one-third portion of Mr. Ham's estate, was not a "beneficiary" within the meaning of § 662. This contention, however, fails. For definition, 26 U.S.C. § 643(c) provides that "the term 'beneficiary' includes heir, legatee, devisee." The word "elector" (of a spouse's share) does not appear, but "includes" is not limiting. Rather, "[t]he terms 'includes' and 'including' . . . shall not be deemed to exclude other things otherwise within the meaning of the term defined." 26 U.S.C. § 7701(c). In light of this we apply the principle that a list of terms should be construed to include by implication those additional terms of like kind and class as the expressly included terms. *fn2 This follows from the canon noscitur a sociis, "a word is known by the company it keeps." Neal v. Clark, 95 U.S. 704, 708-09 (1878).”

Brigham v. United States, 160 F.3d 759 (1st Cir. 1998)

In 1999, the Third Circuit applies the same careful and rational respect for the plain words of the law to another statutory definition in 26 USC which is worded identically to § 6671(b)-- the definition delineating persons subject to criminal offenses listed in Chapter 75 of the title. The Court faced a challenge by defendant Thayer to his qualification as such a "person" in United States v. Thayer, 201 F.3d 214 (3rd Cir. 1999). After discussing the Supreme Court's reasoning in Slodov v. United States, 436 U.S. 238 (1978)-- a case involving the application of the § 6671(b) definition-- the Circuit Court concludes:

“[F]or purposes of [26 U.S.C.] § 7202, the term "person" is defined by identical language. See I.R.C. § 7343 ("The term 'person' as used in this chapter [I.R.C. ch. 75, encompassing §§ 7201-44] includes an officer or employee of a corporation, or a member or employee of a partnership, who, as such officer, employee, or member is under a duty to perform the act in respect of which the violation occurs."). Therefore, Thayer, as the president and majority owner of MIS and ELOP, was properly charged and convicted as a "person" under § 7202."

United States v. Thayer, 201 F.3d 214 (3rd Cir. 1999) (emphasis added).

So, we can see that the words of the law as to the meaning and effect of “includes”-- and the specialized expandability but nonetheless still strictly-limited scope of definitions in which the term appears-- are clear and unambiguous to any honest and competent consideration. Further, a solid body of judicial acknowledgement to the same effect has grown over many decades.

[1] “When a statute includes an explicit definition, we must follow that definition, even if it varies from that term's ordinary meaning.” Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914 (2000); “It is axiomatic that the statutory definition of the term excludes unstated meanings of that term.” Meese v. Keene, 481 U.S. 465 (1987); “Of course, statutory definitions of terms used therein prevail over colloquial meanings. Fox v. Standard Oil Co., 294 U.S. 87, 95, 55 S.Ct. 333, 336.” Western Union Telegraph Co. v. Lenroot, 323 U.S. 490 (1945); “[W]e are not at liberty to put our gloss on the definition that Congress provided by looking to the generally accepted meaning of the defined term.” Tenn. Prot. & Advocacy Inc. v. Wells, 371 F.3d 342 (6th Cir. 2004).

[2] It will interest many to know that the definition being discussed by the Mueller court is the one controlling the meaning of the term "person" in the "frivolous penalty" statute at 26 U.S.C. § 6702. It will also interest those who think through the implications to know that the "person" definition had not been applied to the penalty from its inception in 1982, but only replaced the expression "individual" in the relevant places in the law when its penalty was enhanced from $500 to $5,000 in 2006... *wink* It pays to study (and support) losthorizons.com.


I WANT TO SHARE ONE OTHER THING related to the indisputable legal truths explicated above, and their implications: Isn't it time to be getting righteously pissed?

Whether you've been personally messed-with or not in your exercise of your rights and your invoking and upholding the law regarding the income tax, you know that some folks have been (with my wife Doreen and me being the best examples). Is it not clear as day that every such thing done was criminally wrong, and those responsible knew or had reason to know it was?

I'm not advocating any corresponding breaking of the law. But I am suggesting that if ever any of you find yourselves facing the least bit of this same kind of corrupt bs, or even just when explaining it all to someone else, or seeking the attention of the media, you adopt an appropriate demeanor in response.

This community is right. Those resisting it are wrong.

Never lose sight of these facts, and never abandon the energy they supply.

And in that vein, I am now going to offer another "Hendrickson Axiom":

Corrupt officials will begin doing the right thing when 500, or 1,000 or 10,000 men and women have told them-- relentlessly, forcefully and without a blink in the face of bluster and browbeating-- that what they are now doing is wrong.

Be the storm.

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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


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:

August 7- In 1782, George Washington orders the creation of what will be ultimately named the Purple Heart.  In 1789, the United States War Department is created.  In 1794, the 'Whiskey Rebellion' begins, when Pennsylvanian farmers refuse to pay a federal tax on corn liquor.  In 1944, IBM introduces the first modern calculator-- the Harvard Mark I (aka the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator).  In 1945, Truman announces the obliteration of Hiroshima to the world.  In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl's balsa raft 'Kon Tiki' makes landfall 4, 375 miles from its launch point, proving that the inhabitants of the South Sea Islands could have migrated from South America.  In 1955, the precursor to Sony begins selling transistor radios in Japan.  In 1964, the U.S. Congress passes the 'Gulf of Tonkin Resolution', giving Lyndon Johnson free rein to escalate U.S. military activity in Vietnam.  In 2008, trained and encouraged by the Bush administration, the state apparatus in Georgia invades South Ossetia in an effort to crush its aspirations of independence.


Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

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

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The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

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


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

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


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

Cognitive dissonance in action.


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

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


The Law, In Seven Pages





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

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

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

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

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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:

August 8- In 1876, Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph.  In 1908, the Wright brothers make the first public flight of their airplane, in Le Mans, France.  In 1911, the Unites States Patent Office records its millionth patent.  In 1942, mass civil disobedience intended to bring down the government of India begins.  In 1945, the United States signs the United Nations charter.  In 1974, Richard Nixon announces his intention to resign from his office as president of the United States.


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

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

Set Your Church Free

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

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


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:

August 9- In 1892, Thomas Edison receives a patent for the telegraph.  In 1942, Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British occupation forces, prompting the start of a massive campaign of civil disobedience by the native Indian population.  In 1945, the Truman administration detonates an atomic weapon over Nagasaki, Japan, vaporizing 70,000+ people instantly and fatally wounding tens of thousands more.  In 1965, Singapore secedes from Malaysia.  In 1974, Nixon resigns.  In 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed citizen in Ferguson, Missouri, is shot an killed by a police officer in murky circumstances. The civil unrest that follows prompts an unveiling of the dramatic militarization of the local police force, and raises awareness across America of this dangerous and widespread transformation of civilian police departments which had been proceeding unnoticed by most citizens up to that 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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Not Mueller Time-- At Last!

by David Stockman

At his wrap-up press conference in May, Robert Mueller sternly underscored what he called "the central allegation" of the two-year Russia probe. Namely, that the Russian government engaged in

"multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election, and that allegation deserves the attention of every American."

Today’s gong show on Capitol Hill presented him with innumerable opportunities to defend that heavy duty proposition.

Indeed, he had a massive TV audience before which to fortify the entire foundation on which the Russia meddling/collusion story is based and on which a concerted effort have been made by a goodly part of the Washington establishment to invalidate the 2016 election on the grounds that the Kremlin threw it to Trump.

But nothing doing. Instead, Mueller ducked, dodged and demurred – hiding behind the words of his 448-page report. Yet the latter doesn’t even attempt to "prove" this "central allegation" at all; it just asserts it based on purportedly classified information that the unwashed voters and most of their elected representatives are not allowed to see.

More crucially, both before and since the Report’s release, even its squishy nods and heavily qualified inferences implicating Russian state agents have been essentially refuted by evidence now on the public record.

The two tent poles of the whole RussiaGate affair are the social media campaigns of the St. Petersburg troll farm and the alleged hack of the DNC computers by Russian state operatives. That’s not our view but the claim of the Mueller report itself which said the alleged Russian interference occurred “principally through two operations.”

Yet both poles are so flimsy that they can’t be taken seriously by anybody who examines the facts with even a half-open, adult mind.


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



I HOPE YOU READ ALL of Stockman's article. It's a great and entertainingly snarky connect-the-dots exposure of the "Russiagate" scam.

The real story here, though (aside from the degree to which "Russiagate" has really all been about justifying the lawless assault on Julian Assange now underway), is the insane recklessness of the Russia-baiting this hokey conspiracy-theorizing is meant to enable. That madness, pursued on behalf of seeing more dollars shoveled to "defense industries" (with a good portion necessarily finding their way into the pockets of the legislators who prime that pump) threatens life on Earth itself.

THE ONLY REAL SOLUTION to the madness now manifesting in the "Russiagate" lunacy (and certain to appear elsewhere even if that outlet is quashed) is the Founders' pre-emptive and remedial solution to Leviathan: the control over the state provided by the Constitutional taxation rules.

In short, We the People (you and me) have to do as the Founders meant for us to do, and stop fueling bad behavior by people in power. We must make ourselves once again strong-- at their expense-- just as they have made themselves strong at our expense over the last 80 years!

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A 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:

August 10- In 1792, French revolutionaries storm the Tuileries Palace and take King Louis XVI into custody.  In 1995, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the Murrah Building bombing in Oklahoma City.  In 2006, liquid and semi-liquid toiletries are banned from commercial airflights.


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Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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

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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:

August 11- In 1919, Germany adopts the Constitution of the Weimar Republic.  In 1929, Babe Ruth hits his 500th home run.  In 1965, 6 days of rioting begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles after a black motorist is arrested for DUI by a white cop.  In 1972, the last United States ground combat unit leaves Vietnam.


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.