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Current Events and Continuing Education for September 30, 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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I hate to say it, but...

Most Of You Deserve To Be Squashed Like Cockroaches


One person who DOESN'T deserve to be squashed like a cockroach:

Brenna Wright Shares Her Tax Truth Odyssey


Fascinating material on a pernicious effort to destroy liberty:

A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'George Washington Warned Us About Saudi Arabia'


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


Selected Features From Recent Editions:

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


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


An updated and ever-more important commentary:

What America Really Gets From The Ignorance Tax"


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"There are two distinct classes of men...those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes."

- Thomas Paine


C'mon! CtC can't be right! You're crazy!

If CtC were actually right,

it would mean the government's been concealing and denying the truth for years on end,

and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is No Such Agency!)



Do you know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?


 I mean someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated, far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?


Do you know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fifteenth) edition of CtC!



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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

September 30-  In 1882, Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant begins operation (in Appleton, Wisconsin).  In 1901, a patent is issued for the vacuum cleaner.  In 1927, Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of that season, setting a new record.  In 1935, the Hoover Dam is dedicated.  In 1954, the first nuclear-powered vessel is commissioned-- the USS Nautilus.  In 1986, Mordecai Vanunu, the man who revealed details of a covert Israeli nuclear weapons program to the British press, is kidnapped in Italy by Israeli agents.


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


Most Of You Deserve To Be Squashed Like Cockroaches

Hate to say it, but it's true...

HOW DO YOU THINK the civil rights movement on the early 1960s would have fared if Rosa Parks hadn't very, very visibly said, "NO!" on that bus? How about if only a handful had turned out to march in the various prominent and highly-publicized protest marches, in the face of police dogs and fire-hoses? Or if only a couple of folks had followed Parks' lead and parked it (sorry...) on stools at lunch counters, at risk of being yanked off and beaten for their temerity?

How would it have gone for that movement if most of its advocates had stayed out of sight and relied on "someone else" to step up and act, even though its cause of equality under the law was plainly just and all opposition to it was manifestly corrupt?

Here's the answer: Poorly.

I ASK THESE RHETORICAL QUESTIONS because here we are, a full half-year since I posted another in a disturbingly years-long and unanswered series of heart-attack-serious calls for some escalated outreach, this time complete with ready-to-print artwork. I have re-iterated and re-emphasized that call many times since (here, for example).

No one has risen to my call. No one has done squat, even though I go to a huge amount of trouble and sacrifice to get thousands of you together in state groups, so that you can easily join together to engage in these projects at minimal personal expense and with the benefit of many helping hands.

EVEN MY MORE-THAN-DECADE-OLD CALL for videos with which to inspire others has only prompted a few score of virtuous men and women to step up and stand out. This, though many, many, many of you were yourselves inspired by the videos posted already by others for YOUR benefit before you first began learning the truth about the tax.

I don't understand this insanity.

Do so many of you somehow not grasp the fact that if you don't capture the attention of large numbers of other Americans you will never be secure in your enjoyment of your rights? Do you not understand that you MUST sit at the metaphorical lunch-counters, and in the front of the bus, and on the street?

You want to take $2.5 trillion a year away from a deeply-entrenched, broadly-corrupt empire, and you think you can do so without getting busy in the biggest possible way??!! Get real.

LET ME SAY YET AGAIN what I have said so many times before: You will NEVER secure your right to stop feathering the nests of the state and its cronies and clients by application to the state's courts.

You will NEVER secure your right to stop feathering the nests of the state and its cronies and clients by application to the state's apparatchiks and beneficiaries in government service and political offices.

You might have individual victories by those means-- maybe lots of them-- while the state casts about for satisfactory means of evading the newly-emergent and hugely problematic truth. But such efforts will never change the landscape as it needs to be changed for you to be secure in your rights, and in time they will increasingly fail to deliver victories as the corrupt state recovers its balance.

THE PERHAPS INCONVENIENT FACT IS, you can ONLY secure your right to stop feathering the nests of the state and its cronies and clients by awakening the state's competitors-- productive, liberty-loving Americans-- to the fact that they've been being fooled into feathering the nests of the state and its cronies and clients, and they don't have to continue doing so.

And you can ONLY succeed in managing that ONLY solution to your dire need if you GET THE LEAD OUT. NOW!

You have in your hands the solution to the corrupt state. You KNOW it is the truth.

You have a narrow window of opportunity to cement that truth into its proper place as your shield against a ravenous, unscrupulous state which struggles ceaselessly to bury it and go on exploiting you, your children and their children, in perpetuity. And you are DITHERING.

I'M GOING TO BE AS BLUNT, hard and cold as a pelf-swollen police-state truncheon against an uppity, "Hey, stop! You can't do that! I know my rights! Hey, STOP!!" wool-stuffed delusional head: If you continue to sit on your hands NOT making a clamor and NOT telling every fellow American whom you can figure out some way of reaching-- wholesale-- nothing more complex than where to go find the truth, and why they ought to do so, you will, one by one, be squashed like cockroaches.

And you, being long-since equipped with every tool and resource needed to raise that clamor and spare yourself that fate, will deserve it.

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."

-Edmund Burke

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 1- In 1800, Spain cedes Louisiana to France.  In 1908, Ford Model T's go on sale at $825.  In 1910, the Los Angeles Times building is destroyed by a bomb set by Ironworkers union members upset at the position of the paper on unionization. It was one of many similar bombings during that period (more than 100), but perhaps the most dramatic, with 21 dead and scores more injured. No anti-terrorism measures gutting the Constitution were enacted, and yet life went on.  In 1928, the Soviet Union introduces its first "Five Year Plan" for the bureaucratic control of the national economy.  In 1946, the "Nuremburg Trials" of Nazi leaders for engaging in wars of aggression come to a close with death sentences for most of the defendants.  In 2017, Catalonia votes overwhelmingly (more than 92% in favor) to secede from Spain.  The Spanish government had already declared the vote illegal and attempted to interfere with the voting process, but without much success, as shown by the outcome.  Less than a month later the Spanish government declared the Catalan parliament dissolved after it formally voted to declare independence.


Brenna Wright Shares Her Tax Truth Odyssey

...and proves she DOESN'T deserve to be squashed like a cockroach.

"NO ONE CAN HELP YOU fill out your W-4." Having learned the truth about the tax, Brenna now understands why this was said to her when starting her first job... In this little video, Brenna will tell you about that epiphany, and show you her concrete proof-of-the-pudding, as well.

Once you've heard Brenna's uplifting story, follow her good advice and her good example, and get busy!


BTW, let's look a little more closely at the IRS admission concerning 2018 which Brenna displays in her video. Here is the first page:

I want to start by pointing everyone's attention to the careful language in the little explanatory blurb to the left of the "SUMMARY" statement on this first page of the CP12: "We believe there are miscalculations on your 2018 Form 1040..." Now let me ask you, have you ever sat down across the desk from an IRS examiner during an audit?

If so, think about that experience. If not, find someone who has and ask.

What you'll remember or be told is that the IRS is an agency which, when it REALLY "believes" there are errors, doesn't speak of what it "believes". Instead, it just dictates outcomes, with an legendary arrogance.

But here, it just "believes".

NOW LET'S LOOK at the "admissions" section of the notice Brenna received:

Plainly, Brenna's conclusions about not having had any tax-relevant "income" are not "miscalculations" in the tax agency's eyes-- it agrees with those conclusions/calculations and says so flatly. The only thing the IRS purports to be a "miscalculation" is the amount withheld from Brenna.

Take note of the fact that while the tax calculations portion of this table-- the portion in which no "miscalculations" are alleged-- includes Brenna's calculations and the IRS's calculations. But the part concerning what the agency alleges Brenna "miscalculated"-- the part where Brenna's calculations are actually relevant to the substance of the notice-- omits her calculations. All we see is what the agency says it "believes" true.

LOOKING A BIT DEEPER, at the "explanatory" note which precede the "calculations" table, we see this:

"We changed the amount claimed as federal income tax withheld on your tax return to reflect the amounts shown on Form(s) W-2, 1099 or other supporting documents."

Now here's the thing about that statement: By its reference to "supporting documents", the IRS is saying that the references used to "calculate" Brenna's amount of federal income tax withheld are the documents Brenna had attached to her 1040 in support, not documents the agency had received elsewhere. Those documents, as can be seen by looking at Brenna's filing, only support a "calculation" of $7,439.54 withheld as federal income tax.

Further, the agency admission that Brenna had no Chapter 24 "wages" on the basis of which any associated liability and agency claim to what had been withheld under that chapter could arise is also an admission that Brenna had no Chapter 21 "wages" on the basis of which any associated liability and agency claim to what had been withheld under that chapter could arise (see this and this). Thus, the ONLY proper calculation of amount withheld-- in the context of what is due Brenna as a refund-- is the $7,439.54 Brenna claimed, no matter what labels are put on any of it.

So, the reasons for the careful use of "believe" in the notice's first-page declaration, and the omission of Brenna's "calculation" of the total amount withheld in the table, suddenly become a bit more clear. The "belief" has to be put that way because really, it's simply a flat-out lie, completely contradicted by the documents on which the agency purports to rely, and completely contradicted by its own admissions.

The agency "belief" is simply an invitation to Brenna to buy in to the lie, in the hope, apparently, that she is unfamiliar with the authorities cited in the materials linked above. Or, maybe the agency hopes to simply intimidate Brenna into letting it keep what is far and away the lion's share of her withheld property with this display of corruption (although any amount would be just as wrong).

IN FACT, the questions implied in the paragraph above have already been settled. Prior to the IRS making its admissions that Brenna had no "wages" and no "income", it took an early shot at confusing or intimidating Brenna by way of this LTR12C, pretending that her supporting documents had been found wanting. Here is Brenna's response.

As we have seen, the agency then relied upon Brenna's challenged supporting documents-- as stated in its "explanatory" note-- but simply lied about the "withheld amounts". Brenna shot back this tart and cogent response, making clear that she is in no way confused, ignorant or intimidated, and that's where things stand today.

Plainly, this victory story (which, btw, mirrors that of Steve and Kristin Stackelhouse posted here just a few weeks ago) is to be continued...

IN THE MEANTIME, GOTTA LOVE THIS HERO!! Brenna Wright stands tall in the ranks of all the good American men and women who are doing the Founders' work by binding down an out-of-control state with the chains of the Constitution.

Brenna's victory joins those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here. Each constitutes another critical step toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.

Don't you wish your victories were proudly posted, too?

It's easy. Stand up on behalf of the law, and then share the evidence.

That's all there is to it!

AND, HEY! DON'T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted, like Brenna's? This is easy to do, and very important (plus it can get you some great losthorizons swag!). See (and carefully read in their entirety) these guidelines and encouragements.

"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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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

October 2- In 1835, freedom-loving Texans begin their war for independence from Mexico.  In 1950, "Peanuts" is first published.  In 1959, 'The Twilight Zone' airs its first episode.  In 1998, historians take note that it is the 160th 2nd of October since Iran initiated military aggression against anyone.  In 2002, the "Beltway Sniper" attacks begin.  In 2018, journalist Jamal Khashoggi is last seen alive, entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.


A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

You NEED to defend yourself and your kids against this now-high-inertia effort to destroy liberty.

Watch this fascinating 12 minute video on how climate data are misrepresented.

Then share this link with everyone you can

H/T to Jonesy for circulating this fun little meme and video link.

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Which Storm Is It Going To Be For You? 1776's? Or 1984's?

Choose wisely and well, and may the FOURCE be with you.

No one can guarantee success in all they do in life. But anyone can guarantee that they DESERVE success in anything they do.


Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

Notes And Tips For Educated Filers


A Two-Minute Review Of CtC

David Bindel reminds us that there's either the rule of law, or there isn't.

HEY! SAYING IT AGAIN!! DON'T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted? This is easy to do, and very important (plus it can get you some great losthorizons swag!). See (and carefully read in their entirety) these guidelines and encouragements.


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.



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.



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

  • A custom group on Google by which the newsletter emails will be delivered straight to your inbox (click on the link and subscribe to the group-- leave all options in their default states);

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

  • My RSS feed:

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NOTE: I will still not be engaging in correspondence by any of these alternative means-- those wishing to correspond with me should continue to use direct email for this purpose.

NOTE II: PLEASE help ensure that others in the CtC community know about this change in newsletter delivery!!

Hey, Gamers!


You are surrounded by an actual battle between villains, monsters and true heroes, all simply concealed from you by sophisticated spells which also keep you from engaging in the fight.

There are real great deeds to be done, and real treasures to be had for your efforts, and frankly, your real future is at stake. You just have to gain "the sight" in order to penetrate the illusions.

Visit losthorizons.com to get the counter-spells and get onto the real field of battle!




The Biggest Snow-Job In World History: The Myth That 1913 America Adopted A Marxist Progressive Tax On "All That Comes In"

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison



Thank goodness the sun is now shining...


PRO TIP: If I were the IRS and I wanted to discourage people from rebutting allegations that they had done things I can tax, and keep them from successfully reclaiming withheld or paid-in money, I would salt the "tax honesty" community with passionate-seeming "legal researchers" who would warn anyone whose ear they captured that filing a 1040 is a bad idea for one reason or another...



Regarding Trolleries

(Deceitful efforts to discourage Americans from learning the truth about the "income tax")



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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Are the presentations and resources offered on this site and in my other work of any value to you?

Tim Kendrick has posted a video on YouTube regarding donations. I didn't know what to do about it to begin with; I don't do what I do intending for anyone to feel obligated in any way.

But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only the cost of a cheap paperback.

Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support. No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to act let it be solely because it seems right.


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

October 3- In 1849, Edgar Allen Poe is found in a gutter in Baltimore, an apparent victim of "cooping" (being drugged into incoherence and then taken from polling place to polling place and made to repeatedly vote as instructed).  He dies four days later.  In 1863, the fourth Thursday of November is officially specified as Thanksgiving Day by Abraham Lincoln.  In 1908, 'Pravda' is founded.  In 1932, Iraq gains its independence from Britain.  In 1981, the hunger strike by PIRA and INLA prisoners at the Maze prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.  In 1990, Eastern and Western Germany are reunited.  In 2008, George W. Bush signs the first $700 billion "bailout" bill, starting an ongoing process of looting the American people under the amazingly bold pretext that these further offenses will somehow ameliorate the effects of previous governmental abuse of the American financial and monetary structures.


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple::






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

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


The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

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


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

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

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

Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

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

Set Your Church Free

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

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


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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:

October 4- In 1537, the first complete English-language Bible is printed.  Two of the three translators suffer burning at the stake.  In 1777, George Washington's assault on the British garrison at Germantown, Pennsylvania is defeated by Sir William Howe.  In 1957, Sputnik 1 is launched.  In 1988, "televangelist" Jim Bakker is indicted for fraud.  In 2004, SpaceShipOne wins the Ansari X prize for the first private craft to successfully reach space and return twice within two weeks time.


Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word??

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

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

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


The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

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

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

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

-Thomas Jefferson

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

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

-Thomas Paine




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

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

-George Orwell


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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“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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George Washington Warned Us About Saudi Arabia

by Doug Bandow

President Donald Trump wants to outsource U.S. policy to Riyadh. After the recent attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields, he tweeted that his administration was “locked and loaded,” but was “waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!” He later ordered American forces to Saudi Arabia to garrison the Middle East’s most brutally repressive and dangerously aggressive state.

Since he himself ventured to Riyadh in 2017—his first foreign trip—Trump has consistently sacrificed America’s national interests in catering to the preferences of the Saudi royal family. His administration backed the regime’s brutal attack on Yemen, ignored Riyadh’s continuing support for Islamic radicalism, and said little about their mounting human rights violations. Now he is acting as if American armed forces constitute the royals’ personal bodyguards, at the crown prince’s beck and call.

It was fear of precisely this kind of obsequious subservience to foreign nations and interests that prompted President George Washington to issue his famous 1796 Farewell Address. Obviously America’s position in the world was very different then. The former colonies were still forging their disparate communities into a nation. The United States was a weak, marginal player in a world dominated by empires. Great Britain and Spain retained interests in and forces on the North American continent, while France maintained Caribbean colonies.

Centuries later, however, Washington’s words still resonate. His message was clear: “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 a habitual hatred or a 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.”

Tragically the Trump administration’s Middle East policy illustrates both sides of the equation. The president exhibits just such “permanent, inveterate antipathies” against Iran and Syria and “passionate attachments” to Saudi Arabia and Israel. The result has been to badly distort U.S. policy and harm American interests.


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I HOPE YOU READ ALL of Bandow's article. He does a fine analysis of Washington's wise admonition and its relevance today.

Bandow's warning about badly bent United States foreign policy lacks one important thing, however-- teeth. Pointing out the unwisdom of a policy which is embraced not through ignorance or due to policymakers having been misled, but because those embracing it want (or don't care about) all the ills it produces (a fact that can be known simply by observing the persistence of the policy over decades despite the obviousness of the bad results it consistently produces) will accomplish nothing.

The only way to effect a change in such misguided but deliberate policy is for the American people to stop financing it. 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 rules on taxation.

In short, as war drums keep being beaten, We the People (you and me) have to regulate the state as the Founders meant for us to do. There is no other way.

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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..."

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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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