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Mid-Edition Update for August 12, 2019

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Featured In This Update:

Bringing The Cleansing Storm


Other Voices: 'Israel Has "The Most Moral Army in the World"?'


Two Great New Testimonials (And A Very Important Afterword)


Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


Selected Features From Recent Editions:

A Great Set Of Victories-- With A Message


Fake "Fake List" FRP Hoax Assaults


Another Criminal Practice By The IRS


Three Cognitive Touchstones


A Very Serious Question For Everyone


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


A 3 AM Thought


Why CtC Is The Only Remedy To Leviathan


I Love Stumbling Across A Good "Tell"!


Thwarting Judicial Corruption With 'Constitutional Avoidance' Doctrine


On "Cherry-Picking"


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


See Prior Editions In Their Entirety:

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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:

August 12- In 1898, the Spanish-American War ends; the U.S. annexation of Hawaii is formalized by the replacement of the Hawai'ian flag with the United States flag over the Iolani Palace.  In 1908, the first Ford Model T is built.  In 1981, the IBM PC hits the market.


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


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Bringing The Cleansing Storm

Those devoted to the truth must speak it, and speak it plainly and forcefully.

THERE ARE AN INCREASING NUMBER OF CtC-EDUCATED LITIGANTS going into courts recently, or preparing to do so. Sometimes this means Tax Court, in response to flailing resistance efforts by the IRS or state tax agencies (like the one here, for instance). Sometimes it means federal district court, in order to compel the completion of refunds fully admitted but only made in part so far-- either without even the pretense of a justification (like the one here, for instance), or based on some illegal pretext (like the one here, for instance).

Every such instance is highly virtuous. When a righteous cause exists, there shouldn't be a moment's hesitation in prosecuting one's claims.

Over the years, I have endeavored to provide those needing to conduct such prosecutions with exhaustive resources toward that end. Some can be found directly by way of site map entries. Some-- the more comprehensive and expressly-targeted-- can be found on pages only available to those who have shown their virtue and resolution by standing up in the town meeting on behalf of truth, liberty and the rule of law, as it were.

THERE IS ONE FACET of these "prosecution" resources that I have neglected over the years, though, other than insofar as related material appears in various papers, articles and essays discussing corrupt government efforts to suppress CtC. That facet might be described as the "stage setting" facet of a legal contest.

Anyone ever involved in a legal contest has likely seen a "background" or "introduction" as the first part of the first brief filed by a litigant. Here, the litigant attempts to put the contest into perspective for the court, and influence the assumptions carried into the matter by the judge.

Sometimes such a background or introduction can determine whether a judge actually reads the arguments of one side or the other-- or does so closely and respectfully-- rather than simply assuming that whatever the other side says about those arguments is sufficient.

A FEW WEEKS AGO I posted an article advocating consideration of the deployment of the introductions of which I speak by CtC-educated litigants. But my advocacy then, while providing some grist for the mill, did not really offer a very finished example of what I meant, and also lacked specifics suited to cases involving CtC-educated filings.

Today, I am rectifying that insufficiency. What follows is a sample of the sort of thing with which a CtC-educated litigant might begin a first filing in any legal action concerning bad behavior by the IRS.

Please read it all carefully. Recognize the importance of spelling out the false ascription fraud involving CtC, which I have come to believe is silently used as the basis for a presumption that any litigant acting in accordance with the book, as shown by the appearance, demeanor or content of their documents, has based their filings and claims on the frivolous argument that only government workers are subject to the income tax.

BEYOND THE IMPORTANCE of spelling out, debunking, and thereby neutralizing the false ascription fraud, I think it equally important that educated litigants enter the arena wrapped in righteousness. They are, after all, the ones in the right in any such contest.

This sort of introductory material does the wrapping, in my view. I hope everyone finds it helpful.

SINCE THE EARLY 1940s Respondent [or Defendant, as appropriate], in the person of the agency he heads, has engaged in a systematic fraud meant to maximize revenue flowing into government coffers at the expense of the American people and the rule of law. Painted in broad strokes, the fraud has involved the exploitation of widespread (and heavily-cultivated) ignorance of the legal meanings of the Constitutional term "capitations" and of various specialized terms within the body of tax, along with confusion about the purpose and effect of the Sixteenth Amendment.

These named factors and others have been woven together in a subtle scheme by which those making payments to others for what is actually non-taxable conduct nonetheless produce "information return" instruments alleging taxable conduct. The payees in these cases, equally the victims of the scheme, are made to endorse the erroneous allegations, rather than rebut them.

Respondent (sometimes with the aid of co-conspiring malefactors in other executive agencies of government-- and sometimes with the witting or unwitting participation of judicial officers at various levels) then collects and retains property as "tax" from the payees (and in many cases the payors, as well)-- based on the documents produced in misunderstanding by both victimized parties.

IN 2003, THE FRAUD WAS REVEALED with the publication of the book, 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America', by Peter E. Hendrickson. The book reveals facts about the income tax long obscured in the public mind by the schemers; exhaustive supporting authorities; and all the ploys and pretenses by which the scheme has victimized countless Americans for more than 75 years and to the tune of $trillions.

Happily, since the publication of 'Cracking the Code-...' (now in its 15th legitimate edition, and pirated so often over the years in digital formats that there may well be millions of copies in the hands of newly-educated-and-activated American men and women) Respondent and his counterparts in more than three dozen state and local governments have acknowledged the accuracy of the book on an estimated five hundred thousand individual occasions.

These acknowledgements have resulted in the return of $billions to those who have learned how to properly invoke the law, defend their rights and reclaim improperly-collected property.

NOT SO HAPPILY, Respondent and others grown accustomed to life in high clover have struggled to suppress the revelations in 'Cracking the Code-...' and to discourage those educated by the book. These corrupt actors still hope to minimize what they view as "losses".

Nothing could better illustrate the depths to which these corrupt schemers have stooped than the fraud in which a frivolous argument-- that only government workers are subject to the income tax-- was falsely ascribed to 'Cracking the Code-...'. This fraud was intended to support a presumption that anyone making filings or claims which could be seen as informed by that book did so based on that false notion.

IN ACTUAL FACT, 'Cracking the Code-...' expressly distinguishes the remuneration of government employees and officeholders as merely one class of taxed income among many others.

For example, on pp. 13 and 14 of the book it is shown that in its very first enactment, the tax is squarely laid upon, "the annual gains, profits, or income of every person residing in the United States, whether derived from any kind of property, rents, interest, dividends, salaries, or from any profession, trade, employment, or vocation carried on in the United States or elsewhere..." At the end of the excerpt of Sec. 90 of the 1862 Act from which that illustrative portion is taken the author parenthetically observes that: "(The section goes on to extend the tax to citizens residing abroad who are not government workers at a rate of 5% and without the $600 exemption)." See Exhibit [get the content here; choose your exhibit number and make and add a title page accordingly].

Subsequent re-enactments of the same broad-spectrum application of the tax over the years from 1862 to the present are faithfully reproduced throughout the book.

On p. 88 of 'Cracking the Code-...' the incidence of the tax is expressly declared to include "activities for which one is paid by the federal government or a federal agency or instrumentality; activities effectively connected with the performance of the functions of a public office; activities as a federal, federal instrumentality, or federally chartered “State” worker; or activities as a paid officer of a federal corporation,..." The distinction of "activities as a federal, federal instrumentality, or federally chartered “State” worker" as a subclass of all tax-relevant "income" producing activities separate from the others listed in this summary makes clear that the other activities listed are not those of federal workers, while still being activities subject to the tax.

On p. 89 an alternative formulation is provided in which the receipt of benefits paid by the federal government, its agencies, instrumentalities and “State” governments are also identified as taxable activities, and expressly distinguished from "remuneration for services". See pp. 88 and 89 reproduced in Exhibit [get the content here; choose your exhibit number and make and add a title page accordingly].

'Cracking the Code-...' also exhibits and discusses the provision in 26 U.S.C. § 3402(p)(3)(B) under which the withholding against possible future tax liability which is normally applied only to "wages as defined at 3401(a)" (remuneration for government workers) can be applied to non-government workers who choose to have this done in anticipation of liability for taxable conduct of other kinds. See Exhibit [get the content here; choose your exhibit number and make and add a title page accordingly].

Further, income tax is actually paid on the 2003 federal tax return of the author of 'Cracking the Code-...' and his wife, even though neither worked for any government that year. See Exhibit [get the content here; choose your exhibit number and make and add a title page accordingly].

Plainly, 'Cracking the Code-...' does NOT argue that "only federal, state or local government workers are liable for the payment of federal income tax", and Respondent and his co-conspirators knew or had reason to know this. See Exhibit [get the content here; choose your own exhibit number and adjust the title page accordingly]).

And yet, while knowing it to be untrue, Respondent and his co-conspirators not only contrived their fraud asserting the contrary, but actually contrived its enshrinement as a formal "finding" by a federal district court. See Exhibit [get the content here; choose your exhibit number and make and add a title page accordingly].

That fraudulent "finding" has since been repeatedly cited by Respondent's agents in litigations and other circumstances, even though issued over the signature-stamp of a federal judge who had never read 'Cracking the Code-...' and never examined any witnesses, and thus was completely incapable of making ANY kind of non-fraudulent "finding" as to its contents. See Exhibit [get the content here; choose your own exhibit number and adjust the title page accordingly] and Exhibit [get the content here; choose your own exhibit number and adjust the title page accordingly].

IMPORTANTLY, RESPONDENT'S FRAUDULENT ATTEMPT to disparage 'Cracking the Code-...' and to create a false basis for attacks on filings informed by the book highlights the fact that there is nothing in the book that is incorrect. If the book contained any errors, Respondent and his co-conspiring malefactors would have had no reason to falsify its contents in an effort to attack or disparage it.

Clearly, 'Cracking the Code-...' is correct and unimpeachable in its revelations about the income tax, and those who act in accordance with its information do so in accordance with the law. Just as clearly, Respondent knows this full well, as shown by his fraudulent actions in contriving attacks on the book, as well as by the hundreds of thousands of acknowledgements of the book's accuracy which he and his counterparts in dozens of state and local governments have been quietly and steadily making since the book was first published in 2003.

The correctness of the actual arguments made in 'Cracking the Code-...' will be further shown in their presentation following this introduction. All together-- Respondent's fraudulent efforts to disparage the book, his massive and sustained acknowledgements of its accuracy over many years now, and the manifest correctness of those arguments that will be seen in the presentation below-- make clear that Respondent's effort to resist or penalize a filing or claim informed by those actual arguments, such as in the instant case, are corrupt and in bad faith, and are deserving of the Court's scorn and denunciation.

LEST IT BE FORGOTTEN, Respondent's false and fraudulent attacks on 'Cracking the Code-...' and corrupt and bad faith efforts in the instance case are hardly his only ventures into fraud. For instance, there is Respondent's long-running "phone tax" scam.

In that scam, Americans were illegally bilked for 100 years based on an indefensible distortion of statutory language, as recognized and denounced eventually 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 involved in the false argument ascription contrivance persistently and shamelessly argued on Respondent's behalf, and with his approval and participation, in defense of the phone-tax scheme. All of this was done in obvious bad faith or on behalf of obviously bogus arguments.

Not long before that, in 1998, Congress was compelled to enact sweeping constraints and reforms on Respondent in response to massive systematic abuses of the law 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, Respondent (in the person of the agency he heads) 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).

To put the matter bluntly, Respondent is a corrupt and unscrupulous serial criminal with no respect for the truth or the law. Nothing he says or does should be viewed with anything but extreme skepticism, if not outright and unadulterated disbelief, and what he says and does in the case now brought before this Court are no exceptions to that rule.

NOTE: There may be nuanced considerations in regard to the introduction of the exhibits involved in this presentation. Some legal contests may be fairly rigid as to when exhibits must be introduced.

Should the introduction of the exhibits, whenever made, be contested, a suggested response would be their relevance in establishing the arbitrary and capricious character of Respondent's allegations, and particularly in conjunction with what will inevitably be his failure to carry his burdens of proof as to the alleged conduct of taxable activity.

"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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A Very Serious Question For Everyone

One that is very hazardously going unanswered...


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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".


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 13- In 1792, King Luis XVI of France is formally declared an "enemy of the people" by the revolutionary National Tribunal.  In 1831, Nat Turner and his fellow self-liberated slaves kill 50-60 members of slaveholding families in Virginia.  After being captured, Turner was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death.  Bizarrely, after being hung, his body was then flayed, beheaded and quartered.  In 1889, Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his 'Navigable Balloon'.  In 1913, stainless steel is invented.  In 2008, marijuana smoker Michael Phelps sets an Olympic record for the most gold medals ever won by a single athlete.  In 2013, the US-backed dictatorship in Egypt declares a state of emergency in the face of mass demonstrations opposing its coup against democratically-elected president Mohamed Morsi.


Other Voices:


Israel Has "The Most Moral Army in the World"?

The creepy French "intellectual" Bernard-Henri Levy gets it wrong.

by Philip Giraldi

Eight days ago eleven Palestinian buildings containing seventy family apartments located in the illegally Israeli occupied East Jerusalem village of Wadi al-Hummus were demolished in a military-led operation by more than 1,000 Israeli soldiers, policemen and municipal workers using bulldozers, backhoes and explosives. Residents who resisted were beaten by the soldiers, kicked down flights of stairs and even shot at close range with rubber bullets. The soldiers were recorded laughing and celebrating as they did their dirty work. Occupants who did not resist and who held their hands up in surrender were also not spared the rod, as were also foreign observers who were present to add their voices to those who were protesting the outrage. The injuries sustained by some of the victims have been photographed and are available online

Twelve Palestinians and four British observers were injured badly enough to be hospitalized. The British reported that they were “stamped on, dragged by the hair, strangled with a scarf and pepper sprayed by Israeli border police.” One who was hospitalized described how Israeli soldiers dragged him by his feet, lifting him up, and kicking him in the stomach, while one soldier stamped on his head four times “at full force” before standing on his head and pulling his hair. Another suffered a fractured rib after “[the policeman] then stamped on my throat and others started punching my torso. It was a sadistic display of violence…”

Yet another foreign observer was dragged out of the house, “…her hands were crushed so badly that she suffered a fractured knuckle on her left hand, and her right hand suffered severe tissue damage ‘which will be permanently misshapen unless she gets cosmetic surgery.’”

Edmond Sichrovsky, an Austrian activist of Jewish origin, who was in one of the houses, described how Israeli forces broke the door down, first dragging out the Palestinians, “knocking the grandfather to the floor in front of his crying and screaming grandchildren.” Cell phones were forcibly removed to eliminate any picture taking or filming before soldiers began attacking him and four other activists. “I was repeatedly kicked and kneed, which left a bloody nose and multiple cuts, as well breaking my glasses from a knee in the face. Once outside, they slammed me against a car while shouting verbal insults at me and women activists, calling them whores.”


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



I HOPE YOU READ ALL of Giraldi's article. It's pretty gut-wrenching at times, but the article's recital of routine Israeli brutalities toward what is, after all, the native Palestinian population offers a useful opportunity for an important wake-up question:

How it it that so many US politicians and activists can get worked-up and frothy over the manner in which foreigners detained while entering the USA illegally are treated, while at the same time quietly financing the barbarisms to which native-born Palestinians are subjected at the hands of the immensely better-armed Israelis who have seized Palestinian land at gunpoint and crowded the original owners into cramped, destitute ghettoes where they are forced to live like animals their entire lives?

These politicians and activists send money to Washington constantly, some of which is sent on in huge dollops of cash and military to Israel and facilitates, in one way or another, the barbarisms called out by Giraldi in his article. We've all been subjected endlessly to the complaints of these folks over what is being done at our southern border by the strong to the weak, when the same complainers are silently PAYING for much worse to be done elsewhere.

And that "paying for crimes" thing isn't confined to Israeli abuses of Palestinians. Let's not forget the vicious bombing of Yemen by Saudi Arabia, being financed by American tax-extracted dollars, or the ongoing ruination of Syria, to name but two other examples.

OF COURSE, the silent financiers of all these crimes believe that they are paying without any choice in the matter, due to their mistaken belief that the income tax is a universal tax on all economic activity (something in which everyone must engage). Such a tax would cause otherwise good people to become participants in every bad thing done by those collecting it-- even things to which they are specifically opposed as an avowed moral issue, like the mistreatment of the weak by the strong.

That noxious effect is doubtless one of the many reasons the Founders and Framers protected the American people against suffering such a tax...

Anyway, the inconsistency of American politicians and activists complaining about US behavior at the southern border while silently subsidizing barbarisms elsewhere offers an opportunity to better-educated American activists. Challenge these folks to harmonize themselves.

The internal pressure thus imposed will cause many to open their minds and become capable of taking in the truth about the tax. At the least, it will cause many to begin recognizing that the subject of the tax merits examination, even with no idea of the happy place to which that examination will lead them.

There is upside potential here, and nothing but upside potential.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 14- In 1848, Oregon is organized as a United States territory.  In 1912, United States Marines invade Nicaragua in support of the puppet government installed by the U.S. in 1909 to ensure American firms' access to Nicaraguan resources.  In 1935, the United States Social Security Act is passed.  In 1980, Lech Walesa leads strikes at the shipyards in Gdansk, Poland.  In 2015, the US embassy in Havana, Cuba, re-opens after 54 years of abandonment during the United States effort to impoverish the Cuban population into submission.


A Wise Warrior With An Uplifting Message

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



Two Great Testimonials (With A Very Important Afterword)

These fine American grown-ups share victories, resolution, and a civic virtue of which our beloved country needs every bit that can be mustered.

Dow Shackelford

James Graham

GOTTA LOVE THESE GOOD MEN-- true patriots who have stood up from amongst their timid fellows to bear witness to a challenging but hugely-important truth. These guys realize that there is only ONE WAY to accomplish the restoration of the Republic. They realize that without that restoration, America is doomed to collapse into total despotism and barbarism.

These grown-up Americans know that the fatal collapse is already well underway, as indicated by:

  • 24/7 government surveillance of the citizenry;

  • widespread and worsening infringements on speech rights;

  • steady incremental infringements on Second Amendment rights and constant pressure for more;

  • the effective end of the right to trial by jury in civil cases at the whim of politically-appointed judges and in criminal cases by the corrupt leverage of plea bargains;

  • the subversion of our churches;

  • the virtual control of Congress by the "security state" industry;

  • the aggressive and near-universal mis-education of children (read: future voters, officials, etc.) at the hands of government schools to which they are surrendered by parents coerced into doing so by their relative impoverishment at the hands of the misapplied income tax;

  • the distortion of public and private morals, policies and practices and the destruction of the overall economy that result from a huge percentage of America's aggregate wealth being concentrated in the hands of institutions vulnerable to political pressures and manipulations;

  • the theft by fiat-money-inflation of what otherwise would be a steady productivity-growth premium in the hands of every American;

  • and the looming threat of thermonuclear extinction;

...to name just a few of the demons now stalking what was once the land of the free and the home of the brave.

These good American grown-ups realize that all of these ruinous things are the dire and immediate threats and active harms that they are because the Leviathan state is just that: an overgrown, and thus arrogant and uncontrolled Leviathan so swollen by pelf as to be able to overwhelm and defeat invocations of Constitutional restraints by which the Founders and Framers meant to keep it small and lean and a servant of the People.

Don't YOU realize these things, too?


These videos are easy to make, and very important (plus they can get you some great losthorizons swag!). See (and carefully read in their entirety) these guidelines and encouragements.

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

-Samuel Adams

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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:

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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 young Americans getting ripped off...!

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 15- In 1914, the Panama Canal opens to traffic.  In 1945, Japan surrenders to the Allies, ending World War II.  In 1947, India gains independence from the United Kingdom.  In 1948, Korea is formally divided into North and South.  In 1960, the Republic of  the Congo declares independence from France.  In 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival begins.  In 1971, Richard Nixon repudiates the Bretton Woods agreement to redeem Federal Reserve Notes in gold for foreign investors.


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:

August 16- In 1780, the British defeat the revolutionary Americans at Camden, South Carolina.  In 1841, John Tyler vetoes a bill attempting to re-establish the Second Bank of the United States (which had been de-funded 8 years prior by Andrew Jackson).  Hamiltonians rioted, but to no avail.  In 1954, the 3.5-million-word IRC of 1954 replaces the far more transparent 1939 version as the official prima facie evidence of the underlying revenue laws of the United States.  In 1955, yours truly is born (alright, not such a significant anniversary, but what the heck...).  In 1977, Elvis Presley dies from a drug overdose.  In 2010, China becomes the world's second-largest economy.

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 Help losthorizons.com Be As Effective As Possible!

OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS I've heard from a number of folks that a firewall known as "Comodo" blocks access to this website. This is apparently a glitch in that program. This site is safe, as can be seen by going here.

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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WANTED! Your Article!!

Sharpen those quills, people!

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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:

August 17- In 1945, George Orwell's Animal Farm is first published.  In 1960, Gabon gains independence from France.  In 1982, the first CDs hit the stores.  In 1998, Bill Clinton admits to having had an "improper relationship" with Monica Lewinski, and to having "misled people" about the affair.

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:

August 18- In 1587, Virginia Dare becomes the first child of English ancestry born on American soil.  In 1909, Yukio Ozaki, the mayor of Tokyo, presents 2,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C..  President Taft has them planted along the Potomac.  In 2008, the president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharaf, resigns upon being faced with impeachment.


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