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Current Events and Continuing Education for September 16, 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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The ice continues to crack, and it won't last much longer if enough people jump on it all at once.

A Recent Win In Tax Court, And More Remedies For Bogus NODs


It's the First Amendment being assaulted here, more than the Second.

What "Red Flag" Laws Are Really All About


Something I wrote while in durance vile eight years ago...

An Old Post From Within The Belly Of The Beast


Not talking about any ideological perspectives or technical nuances, but purely in a very straightforward legal sense:

The "United States" Is NOT "The Sovereign


A few thoughts on 9/11 punditry, the Bolton departure, and fake news about Iran.

This And That


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Unused Militaries'


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


Selected Features From Recent Editions:

The world lost the light of a bright and beautiful candle on Saturday.

Audra Taft Hendrickson

February 1, 1928 to August 31, 2019


"Survivorship" nonsense; the "Hlatí:no" thing; and "Thank you for your service":

Three Bits Of Pernicious Propaganda To Guard Against And Denounce


This really is a simple enough thing...

Hendrickson's Axiom of Special Definitions


From the 'Garbage In Yields Garbage Out' Department:

Debunking The '1870s Income Tax Repeal' Myth


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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 16-  In 1920, a bomb in a horse-drawn wagon explodes in front of the J.P. Morgan Building on Wall Street, killing 38 and injuring 400.  In 1991, the drug-trafficking trial of one-time CIA-asset and Panamanian "strongman" Manuel Noriega begins.


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


A Recent Win In Tax Court, And More Remedies For Bogus NODs

The ice continues to crack, and it won't last much longer if enough people jump on it all at once.

TWO MONTHS OR SO BACK I posted an article (see it here) discussing the invalidity-- indeed, criminal character-- of the occasionally-seen and particularly indefensible IRS ploy in which "frivolous return" penalties (FRPs) are asserted against mere correspondences in which reference copies of returns are included. By way of this ploy the agency attempts to intimidate an educated filer into doing what the IRS has no power to do-- change his or her return to something more convenient to the agency's revenue-maximizing mission.

A few weeks ago, on August 29, a US Tax Court tossed out six such particularly-bogus penalties in its ruling in Kestin v. C.I.R., 153 T.C. No. 2, based on exactly the reasoning offered in my article. (Make no mistake-- I don't think the judge is a newsletter reader! But the flaws in these bogus FRP assertions are so self-evident that even a Tax Court judge can't figure out a way to uphold them...)

So, a happy outcome on this utterly corrupt practice by the IRS. This ruling will be useful to anyone else having to put down invalid FRPs whether of the "non-return" variety or any other.

Even where an FRP is asserted simply in regard to an actual filing, this case and others sure to follow (and those that have gone before-- this is not the first) help establish the agency as prone to play fast and loose with the rules, to put it in the nicest possible way. The implication of overall bad-faith, arbitrary and capricious practices by the IRS can be added to the preamble material discussed here and help set the stage even more effectively for proper and respectful treatment in courts of the United States.

UNFORTUNATELY, for a number of quirky and/or shameful reasons Kestin has little further good to offer aside from the slap-down of the bogus non-return FRPs. It might have done much better.

The filing involved in the case (which solely concerned the application of the "frivolous penalty") was an amended joint return for 2014 by Marty and Gwendolyn Kestin. Marty had become CtC-educated, and must be presumed to have been the primary actor in the amended filing.

But the Notice of Determination at issue in the case had been made only in regard to Gwendolyn. Marty was therefore excluded from the Tax Court case.

LEFT TO HERSELF, Gwendolyn didn't bother attending her own trial. Further, though she initially made some unknown arguments on the issue in response to the government's early motion for summary judgment (in which it appears to have corruptly continued to argue the legitimacy of the non-return penalties)-- but without, according to the ruling just issued, actually disputing any material facts alleged by the government-- Gwendolyn later conceded that the amended return was frivolous.

Thus, the judge's several references to Gwendolyn's "wages" and his dismissal of her claim on the amended return of not having received any due to the nature of her work cannot be challenged, however much they appear gratuitous and self-serving, and lack any supporting argument or explanation. Kestin's concession that her contrary claims by way of the amended return were "frivolous" lets him off the hook.

The judge's possibly errant initial assumptions, assertions and conclusions ("possibly" because frankly, I don't know what Kestin does to earn her money...) might have been corrected by a proper brief (or on appeal). But here they get to stand undisturbed and apparently vindicated, insofar as Gwendolyn Kestin and 2014 are concerned.

MUCH MORE SHARPLY UNFORTUNATE, the single Form 8278 in the case (which I have seen) identifies the alleged "position" upon which a penalty was approved as being the bogus "Argument 44" from the IRS's fake "positions" list. No "position" actually subject to penalty was alleged, and no penalty based on any qualifying allegation was approved.

But because Kestin ended up declaring that her amended return was frivolous, the actual invalidity of even the one FRP has been taken off the table, and will never be properly argued out in this case.

In the end, then a fine opportunity to slap down the "ARG44" crap at the same time the "non-return" FRP crap was slapped down went by the wayside. And, of course, Kestin inexplicably subjected herself to a penalty that is invalid even if her amended return really WAS frivolous due to the nature of her work or for any other reason.

All in all, though, Kestin v. C.I.R. is a victory for everyone-- including Gwendolyn Kestin, for the most part, who did get six bogus penalties tossed, even despite the other problems with the prosecution of her petition. I think it calls for champagne all around!


ON ANOTHER FRONT, I have recently (August 27) added to the "core arguments" page background material and a sample motion on a certain fundamental defect which invalidates "Notices of Deficiency". This defect, which cannot appear by mere oversight, in my opinion, and thus emphasizes the overall bad-faith character of the notice, has been observed in at least several NODs with which CtC-educated filers have been harassed.

The first use of this material resulted in an immediate order from the tax court judge for a government response. That response amounted to a concession of the issue, with the government having nothing to say in its defense. The judge hadn't yet tossed the NODs involved at time of this posting, but it's pretty clear that the matter is on its way to that disposition.

I HAVE ALSO UPDATED the "core arguments" page with information on another ploy used in the creation of fraudulent NODs. This one involves evidence of fraud on the part of the agency in the making of an alleged "determination" and the preparation and issuance of a related notice of deficiency.

Exposure of this latter ploy is not flatly dispositive, as is the one discussed above. But because it exposes indisputable fraud by the IRS in regard to the NOD in which it is used, its beneficial potential in any case challenging the NOD is high.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 17- In 1787, the final draft of the United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia by participants in the Constitutional Convention.  In 1908, the first airplane fatality occurs when Orville Wright crashes The Wright Flyer, killing passenger Thomas Selfridge.  In 1916, 'The Red Baron' wins his first aerial combat.  In 1939, the Soviet Union joins in Germany's invasion of Poland.  In 1993, the last Russian troops leave Poland.  In 2011, the 'Occupy Wall Street' project begins.


What "Red Flag" Laws Are Really All About

It's more the First Amendment being assaulted here than the Second.

THE PEN IS MIGHTIER than the sword. Really. And the enemies of liberty and the rule of law know it.

I had the pleasure of attending a meeting addressed by an opponent of so-called "red flag" laws last week. These are the laws-- now on the books in 17 states and looming in a number of others-- by which anyone can secretly accuse someone else of being a dangerous gun-owner which, if treated by a judge or magistrate in the way the average search warrant seems to be these days, will lead to a raid on the target's home and the seizure of his or her guns.

The idea is that imminent mass shooters can be detected beforehand by things they have said (on social media or wherever) and can and should be pre-emptively thwarted in their imagined nefarious plan (or their expected mental crack-up) by being disarmed beforehand.

Plainly, these "red flag" laws are a big camel's nose under the tent flap of widespread gun-seizure and prohibition. The reasoning used to justify seizures under these laws requires just the slightest extension to get to the proposition that some dangerous people won't reveal themselves in writings or speech and so everyone should be disarmed (except soldiers of the state, of course).

Give people a few years to grow accustomed to the "red flag" version and they'll have great difficulty seeing why the next step shouldn't be tolerated. The heat under the pot is turned up incrementally when one seeks to boil a frog.

SO, THESE "RED FLAG" LAWS are a huge threat to Americans' Second Amendment rights (and thus to their overall security). More, they are fundamentally barbaric in their pretense of anyone's ability to discern in advance the intent or capacity of their targets, and in their trampling on due process and other rights of someone accused of possibly being a danger to himself or others.

They are also hugely dangerous to the targets and their families and pets (the seizure raids are "swat-team" style, pre-dawn affairs in which there will surely be fatalities) as well as hugely burdensome to those targets and hugely stigmatizing. Think about how things will go forward for anyone targeted with one of these things (assuming they survive the raid)! There is nothing but bad, here, and plenty of it.

BUT ALL THE EVILS DISCUSSED SO FAR-- which make up the arguments of those standing against these laws, insofar as I have seen-- miss the real point, in my view. I believe the real pernicious problem with these laws-- and their real target-- is the First Amendment.

Think about it. The triggers for these "red flag" laws are (in practical terms) things said in public. Whenever one of these hugely dangerous and burdensome and stigmatizing seizure events takes place, it will be because someone posted some commentary or expressed some opinion that someone else found offensive or threatening or overly impassioned or alien to their own views.

As these "red flag" laws are exercised, the general public will quickly get the idea that saying "politically incorrect" things in any serious, impassioned or persuasive way, in any venue in which others might see those expressions, is putting one's head above the trench wall and risking it being machine-gunned off.

Want to express criticism of the cultural "norming" of homosexuality (or "transgenderism", or any other recent lunatic fringe fad)? Think twice, and censor yourself.

Want to discuss Israeli apartheid practices and policies against Palestinians? Don't.

Remembering that among modern events of the sort targeted by "red flag" laws are the Oklahoma City bombing and the Ft. Hood shootings, do you want to challenge the "official story" on any controversial event, or rail against the USA PATRIOT Act or universal warrantless surveillance or US behavior in or toward and other country? Really?

Here's a good one: Want to argue passionately and persuasively (that is to say, well enough that your words might be taken to heart by others) against "red flag" laws as a violation of Americans' rights of the sort against which the Second Amendment was provided? Wow! How about the way THAT one works out...

THE FACT IS, the entrenched "statist quo"-- that is, the folks in the deep state and the visible state who dream up and can implement things like "red flag" laws to complement all the other police-state measures they have fastened upon Americans over the last 30 years-- is in no way threatened by the occasional nutcase with a gun. But those folks definitely ARE threatened by free and free-wheeling speech on the internet, and that is what "red flag" laws are meant to thwart.

The internet has opened up punditry and mass-audience speech in general to anyone and everyone. Clear and narrow-eyed thinking, observations and dot-connecting which used to be confined to obscure journals or tiny-reach public access cable channels if unwelcome by mass-media gatekeepers (who are themselves members of the statist-quo) can now reach just as many eyes just as quickly and cheaply as can the pronouncements and opinions of the New York Times.

It is these threats to the "official stories" (and, to a lesser degree, anything that might offend the delicate sensibilities and cultural fancies of the consent-engineered masses of self-indulgent, distracted snowflakes that provide political cover for the entrenched statists) that are the real targets in the sights of "red flag" laws.

Lytton was right-- the pen IS mightier than the sword. Even a people armed to the teeth are no threat to entrenched interests if they can be kept from knowing why they should bestir themselves, and are nothing but serfs while control of "the pen" remains in the hands of their masters.

THE OVERT EFFECTS of "red flag" laws-- the infringement on the rights of a gun-owner here and there and now and then-- are evil, certainly. But the massive infringement on everyone's right to speak freely and without fear of becoming the next of those here and there and now and then assaults is far, far more dire, and worthy of strenuous opposition.

Speak that opposition now. It's going to get nothing but more dangerous to do so as we go on.


P.S. IF YOU LIVE IN MICHIGAN as Doreen and I do, you'll be interested to know that House Bill 4283 (HB4282) would enact a "red flag" law here. Register your opposition in no uncertain terms!

Here are three people with whom to do so: Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, whose phone number is 517-373-5932; House Speaker Lee Chatfield, at 517-373-2629 and House Judiciary Committee Chair Graham Filler, at 517-373-1778.

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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.

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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:

September 18- In 2001, the first post-9/11 "anthrax letters" are mailed to ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, the New York Post and the National Enquirer, successfully keeping the "terrorism"-hysteria pot boiling.  A second set of anthrax-laden letters were mailed to a pair of influential United States Senators three weeks later during Senate "consideration" of the draconian 'USA PATRIOT Act'.  Click here for more on this subject.  In 2014, 44.7% of Scots voted to secede from the United Kingdom.


An Old Post From Within The Belly Of The Beast

...found the other day while looking for something else...

DIGGING AROUND for a Mencken quote to use in the 'This And That' article further down on this page, I came across an article I had written for the newsletter back in 2011. That was during the two years I spent as a guest of the government, as explained here.

The article had been posted at that time (I had set things up so that Doreen could upload things I sent her as if to a blog), but then receded into the rather high-volume mix of material on this site. In my own re-reading, I am inclined to think the piece continues to merit attention (and sharing around, as well-- hint, hint...). Thus, I've added a link to the article on the site map for future reference, and here it is for your enjoyment today:

Getting It Good And Hard

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Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

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

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


The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

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


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

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


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

Cognitive dissonance in action.


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

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


The Law, In Seven Pages





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

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



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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")



FOR 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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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:

September 19- In 1778, the Continental Congress passes the first United States budget.  In 1796, George Washington's farewell address is published as an open letter to the American public, offering, among much other wisdom, the observation that:


"...nothing is more essential, than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular Nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The Nation, which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest. Antipathy in one nation against another disposes each more readily to offer insult and injury, to lay hold of slight causes of umbrage, and to be haughty and intractable, when accidental or trifling occasions of dispute occur. Hence frequent collisions, obstinate, envenomed, and bloody contests. The Nation, prompted by ill-will and resentment, sometimes impels to war the Government, contrary to the best calculations of policy. The Government sometimes participates in the national propensity, and adopts through passion what reason would reject; at other times, it makes the animosity of the nation subservient to projects of hostility instigated by pride, ambition, and other sinister and pernicious motives. The peace often, sometimes perhaps the liberty, of Nations has been the victim.


"So likewise, a passionate attachment of one Nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite Nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest, in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter, without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite Nation of privileges denied to others, which is apt doubly to injure the Nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained; and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens, (who devote themselves to the favorite nation,) facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation."

Find some related commentary here.


The "United States" Is NOT "The Sovereign"

...and United States officials have no inherent claim to "sovereign immunity".

TO BEGIN WITH, let's dispose of the notion that the "United States" is the sovereign. This is largely an academic point in practical terms, but clear thinking on the big picture relies on clear perception of each little thing of which the big picture is composed, and so...

SOVEREIGN a : A person, body, or state vested with independent and supreme authority.

Black's Law Dictionary, 7th ed.

Does that sound to you like a description of the United States? If so, you haven't been paying attention in civics class... Leaving aside the more fundamental sovereignty of The People, what is vested with supreme authority in America is the United States Constitution, of which the "United States" (the federal government headquartered in Washington, DC) is just a wholly subordinate artifact.

That is, it is the US Constitution that is the supreme law of the land. That document is not the creation of the federal government-- it is the CREATOR of the federal government (or rather, the instrument by which the people, through their agents, the states, as represented by delegates chosen by the people of each state for the purpose, created the federal government).

Anything done by the federal government which the Constitution brought into existence only rises to the level of valid if it is in respectful conformance to Constitutional prescriptions and proscriptions, and is necessary and proper for accomplishing something Constitutionally permitted or required. This means that "United States" must do everything the Constitution says the "United States" is to do-- and can do nothing more than the Constitution expressly allows-- while not doing anything the Constitution says the "United States" is NOT to do. The shorthand for this is that all acts of the federal government must be "pursuant to the Constitution".

Indeed, every worker for that federal government, from the president on down, is required to swear an oath to preserve, protect (or support) and defend-- which functionally translates as "obey"-- the Constitution. This equates to the oath of allegiance and obedience taken in monarchies to the king or queen.

Those swearing such oaths are not the sovereigns. It is the one to whom (or to which) they are sworn that is the sovereign.

SO, WHENCE COMES the doctrine of "sovereign immunity" by which all too many federal officials have shielded themselves from facing a jury on charges of torts committed over the decades even though there is no person who is sovereign and can properly claim (or extend to his agents) such a thing? It is a mere "judicial doctrine" made up from whole cloth, without a speck of Constitutional grounding, by some of the very people on behalf of whom it is invoked. (What a surprise, no?)

The underlying notion (very briefly and roughly summarized) is that everything done by federal officials is presumptively done pursuant to the Constitution (and thus never legally wrong, no matter what harm it does). As such, these actors are deemed, in a mystical and pretty strained way, to be agents of the Constitution itself.

In fact, these acting officials are actually two steps removed in office from the Constitutional sovereign. Further, they are merely interpreting a congressional interpretation of the Constitution's prescriptions and proscriptions, which has itself been first interpreted by the executive branch agency for which they work (and which may have even been interpreted by a court before reaching that agency). Like I said, mystical and strained.

Secondarily we have the rationale that every such act is critical to the maintenance of the state and thus critical to the security and well-being of the people; therefore such acts mustn't be hindered by officials having to second-guess themselves as to whether their acts might see them hauled into court.

IT SHOULD BE CLEAR NOW that the "sovereign" part of the "sovereign immunity" claimed by federal officials is bunkum. But it is also clear that the elaborate state apparatus which controls the courts and a great deal more has put in place its little fictions under the auspices of which it WILL act otherwise.

Nonetheless, because the reality of the matter is what it is, even a system that probably doesn't want to do so has carved out concessions to that reality under which even the "immunity" part of "sovereign immunity" proves to be vulnerable. After all, everything done by a federal official is NOT done pursuant to the Constitution, and everybody knows it:

"Anyone entering into an arrangement with the government takes the risk of having accurately ascertained that he who purports to act for the government stays within the bounds of his authority, even though the agent himself may be unaware of the limitations upon his authority."

Federal Crop Ins. Corp. v. Merrill, 332 US 380-388 (1947)

Consequently, when someone is aggrieved by an act of a federal official, the key question is, WAS that act actually pursuant to the Constitution? (Or, at least, was the act faithful to the congressional enactment that purported to authorize it pursuant to the Constitution, since the "I was just following orders" defense cuts more ice in American courtrooms than it was allowed to do in Nuremburg back in the day...)

Obviously, if a federal official has acted outside his authority he is stripped of any mantle of protection. As even the courts responsible for the "sovereign immunity doctrine" acknowledge:

"[An] officer may be sued...if he acts in excess of his statutory authority or in violation of the Constitution for then he ceases to represent the Government."

United States v. Stewart, 234 F. Supp 94, 99 (U.S.D.C., Wash. D.C. 1964)

"...an officer may be held liable in damages to any person injured in consequence of a breach of any of the duties connected with his office...The liability for nonfeasance, misfeasance, and for malfeasance in office is in his 'individual', not his official capacity..."

70 AmJur2nd Sec. 50, VII Civil Liability.

PERHAPS NEEDLESS TO SAY, the gatekeepers of access to the courts in which one would seek to prosecute claims against officials accused of acting in excess of their authority or in breach of their duties are amongst the same cohort as the accused, and look after their own. But despite whatever obstructions might be faced by a prospective litigant for that reason, the state of the law is as reflected in the authorities cited above.

The bottom line is this: malfeasant federal officials are not sovereign, nor are they immune when they have acted outside the law. Think about those IRS officials who battered Gwendolyn Kestin with transparently false FRP attacks, for instance, putting her to great distress, no doubt, requiring her to go to great trouble to overcome, and in the end even being recognized by a tax court judge as baseless and without support in the law.

Think about those responsible for the fake list FRP hoax attacks overall. Or bogus Notices of Deficiency... and so on... and so on... and so on...

I'm not an enthusiast for blizzards of angry litigations. But I am an enthusiast for the rule of law and thus, I am prepared to be an enthusiast for whatever serves as an effective deterrent for federal official malfeasance.

How about you?

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

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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.

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Set Your Church Free

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

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


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Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

September 20- In 1633, Galileo Galilei is tried before the Inquisition for teaching the disfavored truth that the Earth orbits around the Sun.  In 1891, the first gasoline-powered car hits the road in America.  In 1990, South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.  In 2001, George W. Bush declares a "War on Terror".  In 2011, the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy in the US military ends, allowing openly gay men and women to serve.


This And That

A few thoughts on 9/11 punditry, the Bolton departure, and fake news about Iran.

I'VE BEEN ASTONISHED, every September for the last 18, at the repeated expressions by otherwise sensible pundits which reflect a belief that the 9/11 events and their aftermath revolve around nothing but some kind of Muslin jihadi attack on America, as has been endlessly suggested by the state. Often enough, these same folks simultaneously criticize with apparent bewilderment the reactions by the state to those events, which they see as unwise, disproportionate, ill-targeted, counter-productive, unreasonably prolonged even in the face of public displeasure, and so on.

These folks seem incapable of grasping (or facing) the fact that when you see a sustained policy of the state, it is because the policy is accomplishing its objectives, notwithstanding any rhetoric seeming to suggest that the policy objectives are other than what is actually happening. For instance, when the FDR regime blockaded oil shipments to Japan beginning in 1940, and then steadily refused to meet with the Japanese ambassador to talk about that and other provocative US acts, this was not just a series of bullheaded boo-boos resulting in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

FDR wanted Japan to attack America. His actions were calculated to make that happen.

Similarly, when the Project for a New American Century decided that the only way to successfully get the American people to allow a massive, blood-soaked and hugely-expensive US invasion of the Middle East involving the destabilization and dismembering of a series of states and regimes which would interfere with an encirclement and isolation of Iran, and the enactment of pre-prepared police-state artifacts like the USA PATRIOT Act designed to enable the suppression of dissent-- all of which would be not only vigorously resisted by the American people but flatly illegal without a pretense of justification-- was "a new Pearl Harbor", that's what we got.

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

– H.L. Mencken

The seemingly unwise, disproportionate, ill-targeted, counter-productive and unreasonably prolonged reaction to 9/11 decried by these blind pundits would be all those things-- if it actually WAS a reaction to 19 crazed Saudi Arabians terrorists and what they allegedly did. But it's not.

That alleged "reaction" to 19 evil Arabs and their misdeeds is instead a roll-out of an elaborate agenda which has apparently proceeded exactly as planned. Certainly, if this were not so, one or another of the several different administrations that have presided over it would have called a halt long since, and that none have done so must be accorded its evidentiary due.

Who pulled off 9/11 is still an open question. But whether it was anticipated and allowed to happen (or worse) also remains an open question, and that it has very conveniently served and been exploited in service to an agenda sketched out before the event (and doubtless several others dreamed by the "never let a crisis go to waste" crowd) is beyond any rational question. See a collection of relevant facts and observations here.


JOHN BOLTON'S DEPARTURE the other day would normally be cause for popping champagne corks. And don't get me wrong-- I'm delighted to see the back of that mindless and mendacious thug (who was, by the way, one of those "Project for a New American Century guys mentioned above).

But until he is followed out the door by "end times" death-cultists Mike Pompeo and Mike Pence, torture-maven Gina Haspel, Israel Firsters Jared Kushner and David Friedman, Deep-state fixer William Barr, and a dozen (or maybe a hundred) other sociopaths, nutcases or loyalty-conflicted members of the current administration, I'll wait on the party. I want the swamp DRAINED, not just made more roomy. If you do, too, see and share this article.


"OFFICIAL" ASSERTIONS SUNDAY laying Saturday's attacks on Saudi Arabian oil fields at the feet of Iran are another tedious "fake news" spin effort by the swamp-creatures mentioned in the preceding commentary. Does anybody at all take these people seriously anymore, ever? If so, why?

It is the people of Yemen that Saudi Arabia has been murdering wholesale for four years (with US support). It is the Yemeni victims of Saudi violence and military aggression that launched drones against Saudi targets.

The fact that Iran is an ally of the Yemenis, and supports them in some ways, doesn't make the Yemeni attacks on Saudi targets "Iranian attacks" any more than China's support for the Viet Cong made the Tet Offensive a Chinese offensive.

This persistent propagandistic eyewash spewed out from the DCvers and regurgitated by the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press and other presstitutes (h/t for the bon mot to Paul Craig Roberts) should serve as sufficient cause to boycott all such "news" outlets.

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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


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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)


Unused Militaries

by Fred Reed

For a couple of decades I covered the military for various publications, as for example the Washington Times and Harper’s, and wrote a military column for Universal Press Syndicate. I was following the time-honored principle of sensible reporters: “Ask not what you can do for journalism, but what journalism can do for you.” The military beat was a great gig, letting you fly in fighter planes and sink in submarines. But if you take the study seriously, as I did, you learn interesting things. Such as that a war with a real country, such as Russia, China, or even Iran, would be a fool’s adventure. A few points:

Unused militaries deteriorate

The US fleet has not been in a war since 1945, the air forces since 1975. nor the Army in a hard fight since Vietnam. Bombing defenseless peasants, the chief function of the American military, is not war.

In extended periods of peace, which includes the bombing of peasants, a military tends to assume that no major war will come during the careers of those now in uniform. Commanders consequently do what makes their lives easy, what they must do to get through the day and have reasonable fitness reports. This does not include pointing out inadequacies of training or equipment. Nor does it include recommending large expenditures to remedy deficiencies. Nor does it include recommending very expensive mobilization exercises that would divert money from new weapons.

Thus an armored command has enough replacement tracks for training, but not enough for tanks in hard use in extended combat. When the crunch comes, it turns out that getting more track requires a new contract with the manufacturer, who has shut down the production line. The same is true for air filters, there not being much sand at Fort Campbell but a lot in Iraq. Things as mundane as MRATs and boots are not there in real-war quantities.

GAU-8 ammo is in short supply because theory says the F-35 will do tank busting. The Navy runs out of TLAMs early on and discovers that manufacturing cruise missiles takes time. Lots of it.

And of course some things simply don’t work as expected. Military history buffs will remember the Mark XIV torpedo, the Mark VI exploder of WWII, and the travails of the Tinosa.

Come the war, things turn into a goat rope. FUBAR, SNAFU.



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



I HOPE YOU READ ALL of Reed's article. Fred is always entertaining and clear-headed, and this piece is no exception.

I was almost reluctant to post this one, though. The nutcase types plumping for war (with Iran, especially, at the moment, but in general, really) or those who flog the "It's a dangerous world" zombie hobgoblin through the town square in hopes of boosting the amount of public money flowing to defense contractors and the rest of the "security state" apparatus could seize on Reed's points as a reason for more wasteful defense spending.

I decided to go with it anyway, trusting that everyone EXCEPT the nutcases will recognize Fred's real point, which is that for us to go to war anywhere and for any reason is either 1. immoral, if by "war" we mean "bombing peasants" (as Fred puts it), or 2. crazy for the costliness and the fact that we would have our heads handed to us (meaning, we would lose a lot of blood and treasure, and... we would lose).

The only ones to benefit from US militarism is the state itself and its cronies and clients, and they only do so at the expense of the rest of us. Thus, the real story here is the ever-broader and ever-deeper benefit of the Founders' pre-emptive and remedial solution to Leviathan: the control over the state and all it does provided to The People by the Constitutional taxation rules.

In short, as war drums keep being beaten, 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:

September 21- In 1780, Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.  In 1792, the French National Convention votes to abolish the monarchy.  In 1937, J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published.


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Regarding "Tax Reform"

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-Thomas Paine

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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'?"


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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

September 22- In 1776, Nathan Hale is hanged by the British for spying on behalf of the American Revolutionaries.  In 1795, the first U.S. Gold Eagle was minted-- a 1/2 ounce coin valued at $10.  It takes around 750 of today's Federal Reserve "dollars" to equal the still-unvarying buying power of that 1/2 ounce of real money.


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.

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