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The Lost Horizons News

Mid-Edition Update for October 7, 2019

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Featured In This Update:

Snowden Is The Man... But He's Wrong


The Art Of The Squirrel


Overcoming The Roadblocks To Getting A Real Person On The Phone At The IRS


Other Voices: 'Impeach All The Presidents'


Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


Selected Features From Recent Editions:

Remember 'War Games'?


An Especially Pleasing Victory


Steve Stackelhouse On Learning And Using The Liberating Truth


Dealing With "Frivolous" Threats


Bringing The Cleansing Storm


A Great Set Of Victories-- With A Message


Fake "Fake List" FRP Hoax Assaults


Another Criminal Practice By The IRS


A Very Serious Question For Everyone


Why CtC Is The Only Remedy To Leviathan


Thwarting Judicial Corruption With 'Constitutional Avoidance' Doctrine


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:

October 7-  In 1777, the British are handed a massive defeat and loss of an entire army by American militia in the Battle of Bemis Heights near Saratoga, New York.  In 1868, Cornell University's opening day hosts an enrolled student body of 412-- the largest in any American university up to that time.  In 1959, the Soviet probe 'Luna III' transmits the first-ever photographs of the dark side of the Moon.  In 2001, the United States invades Afghanistan on the pretext that Osama bin Laden, a one-time CIA asset never yet charged with involvement in the events of 9/11 (due to lack of evidence, according to the FBI), is living there.


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


Snowden Is The Man... But He's Wrong

Encryption is not a prescription to liberty and the rule of law-- or even just to privacy. But this mistaken notion provides an important opportunity for spreading the REAL solution to the corrupt State.

I TAKE A BACKSEAT TO NO ONE in my admiration and appreciation of Edward Snowden. In fact, since early 2016 I've had a "Snowden for President" bumper sticker on my car (with thanks to the excellent Brian Wright, who had them printed up):

But as virtuous a hero as Ed Snowden certainly is, his notion that encryption is an answer to the Leviathan state-- much less, THE answer, whether for restoration of the rule of law, restraint of the state, or even just to ensure personal privacy in our communications-- is mistaken.

All that Leviathan need do to nullify this "solution" is to declare encryption illegal. Once a few of its courts have weaseled their way to allowing such criminalization, and a few folks have been prominently imprisoned for violating the new "law", 99.9% of Americans will drop encryption like a hot rock.

THE TRUE ANSWER to the government crimes Edward Snowden revealed more effectively than anyone else, and at great personal cost, is not encryption. It is, rather, the starvation of the beast until it is Leviathan no more, but shrunk back down to its proper Declaration-sketched and Constitutionally-constructed size and significance.

Shrunk to its proper size, even the most evilly-intended state is incapable of panopticon (and other Constitution- and liberty-defying) offenses for simple lack of resources and an inability to overawe the citizenry and those they elect to office into compliance with its vile desires.

THUS, WHILE EDWARD SNOWDEN revealed the problem, I am actually the one who revealed the solution (and, though I am not necessarily the one best-suited to say it, at considerably greater personal cost than even what Ed Snowden has suffered). That solution is the "liberty and rule-of-law" reset switch embodied in CtC scholarship.

CtC IS the one and actually only solution to every single problem and hazard of the overgrown state. And it can't be stopped by passage of any law, or even any pretense of a law.

CtC's revelations REALLY ARE the answer. Unfortunately, the effort to suppress that fact by a Leviathan that knows its own peril has been very successful, so far.

HOWEVER, THE RECENT RELEASE of Edward Snowden's book, 'Permanent Record', has handed everyone a unique and fleeting opportunity to solve the problem of too few Americans knowing how to really solve the problem of the dangerous state. Here's how:

Ed Snowden has many, many fans here and around the world (and for good reason). ALL of those folks are at the moment open to messages (tweets, Facebook "shares", email, and so forth) concerning this hero and his recent book and its "encryption prescription".

Use that fleeting openness to awaken these folks to the fact that encryption is NOT a real solution, but CtC's revelations about the income tax ARE the real solution!!

Be creative, be focused, be persistent.

As I already said but probably can't say enough, this is a unique opportunity and it won't last long at all. A week or two more might be all that is at hand.


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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 8- In 1871, fires break out in Chicago (The Great Chicago Fire) and Peshtigo, Wisconsin, on the west edge of Lake Michigan.  On the opposite side of the lake, conflagrations begin in Holland and Manistee, Michigan, and Port Huron, Michigan, on the eastern edge of the state (along with much of the rest of the "thumb").  About four square miles of Chicago is destroyed-- the other locations are consumed entirely.  All were quickly re-built by citizens unhindered by FEMA.  In 1974, the Franklin National Bank-- 20th largest bank in the country-- collapses due to fraud and mismanagement.  This is the largest U.S. bank failure in history to that time.  In 2001, George Bush announces the creation of the "Department of Homeland Security".


The Art Of The Squirrel

What post-republic, deep-state politics is really all about.

EVER SEE THE MOVIE 'UP'? It's pretty charming for a number of reasons, and I recommend it. But right now I want to bring back to your memory the portrayal of the good-hearted but easily-distracted canine star of the film, Dug.

A feature of Dug's character was that even while engaged in dealing with a really important issue, catching a glimpse of a squirrel, even just out of the corner of Dug's eye, would completely derail his brain. A typical dog weakness, and wonderfully-played by the writers.

Post-republic, deep-state political science is the Art of the Squirrel, as portrayed by Dug in 'Up'.

Here's how it works: You, the electorate (and more importantly, the power-holding but matrix-deluded citizenry) are Dug. The "squirrels" are any non-deep-state-threatening distraction that can be trotted out of the wings whenever it is necessary to keep you from getting (or staying) focused on real threats to your well-being, and/or real solutions to those threats.

Anytime you start looking closely at the roots of the problem, your attention gets yanked up to the branches above by the timely appearance of a noisy "squirrel". Where you might, if left undistracted, have gone on to wield an axe where it would really do some good, instead you are made to switch gears and shake your fist at the sideshow "squirrel".

THE CURRENT "IMPEACHMENT" CHARADE is just such a squirrel show. Donald Trump has engaged in a multitude of genuine high crimes and misdemeanors on the basis of which he should be impeached. For instance:

  • Trump has perpetuated massive Fourth Amendment violations by the NSA, spying without warrants on every American (and everyone else, too).

  • Trump has committed repeated violations of the Constitution's delegation to Congress alone of the power of initiating war (including a vicious ongoing assault on Iran by way of murderous sanctions, participation in the barbaric Saudi assault on the people of Yemen, and missile strikes and the arming and training of terrorist insurgents in Syria, along with what are likely other examples not yet come to light-- such as in Central Africa, for instance...).

  • Trump is engaged in a huge First Amendment violation by way of the indictment and persecution of Julian Assange.

  • Trump is in persistent violation of 22 U.S.C. §§ 2799aa and 2799aa-1 (as fully explained and documented here), which prohibits foreign aid-- economic and military-- to any country in possession of nuclear weapons and/or which has acquired nuclear-weapons-related technology or shared nuclear-weapons-related technology, while having not subjected itself to International Atomic Energy Agency oversight and controls.

  • Trump has perpetuated the "ignorance tax" scheme during his time in office, even overseeing its exacerbation through an increasingly-rigid IRS evasion of FOIA requests for internal documents revealing deployment of the "ARG44 frivolous return penalty" hoax.

Each one of these violations merit impeachment and removal from office. In fact, each and every one of these violations demand impeachment and removal from office.

But none of these offenses-- genuine American consideration of which would be a dire threat to the deep state and a roadmap to the restoration of the republic and a genuine rule of law-- is being discussed or debated.

INSTEAD, THE AMERICAN PUBLIC is focused on squirrelly allegations of impropriety by Trump which amount to this: Trump is accused of having asked the new president of Ukraine, on implied pain of withheld foreign aid if refused, to reverse the corrupt firing-- done at the behest of then-vice-president Joe Biden, and on pain of the withholding of a big chunk of foreign aid if refused-- of a prosecutor who had been looking into criminal activity by a Ukraine firm paying $millions to Hunter Biden.

Right or wrong, what Trump is alleged to have done here pales into utter insignificance in the glaring light of the real offenses listed above. But by having the Democrats in Congress take this nonsense up and use it to push Trump-supporter buttons, who then turn around and push grass-roots Democrat buttons, with both sides quickly wound right up into a regular middle-school slap-fight fiesta, the deep state has successfully distracted the American people away from any scrutiny or focus that would threaten its interests.

An America undistracted by this half-assed impeachment debate (and any of a multitude of other squirrels) would have had time and mental energy needed to cotton-on to the fact that Donald Trump's presidency is in no way a bleeding wound in the deep state's side. Instead, Trump is a faithful, if somewhat unusually-theatrical, servant of its interests, as shown in smallest part by that list above.

IN FACT, TRUMP HIMSELF is among the biggest squirrel-launchers in modern history-- indeed, in his erratic behavior he seems to relish squirrel-hood as a personal role. The man sends rodents out endlessly while just as endlessly committing every crime of policy and practice desired by those who saw him into office as a pretended polar opposite of Hillary Clinton.

Hillary would have committed all the same offenses as well, of course, just as had Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and so on. But the masters of the deep state have learned when to throw a change-up, and what a choice they found in Donald Trump! Not only anathema to the Democrats-- guaranteeing some good churn in the pot from that, as usual-- but even unsettling and opposition-prompting to the Pooh-Ba ranks of the Republican party, as well!

What a shame that so many Americans are so Dug-like in their mental faculties.

DON'T BE DUG. Keep your eyes on the root of the problem, not the branches where pesky squirrel-distractions vie for your attention.

In fact keep your AXES on the root of the problem. Get that damn tree cut down and there'll be no more squirrel habitat to begin with.

If you don't already know how to do that, start your education here.

(NOTE: Another discussion of impeachment-related issues can be found here.)

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 9- In 1003, Leif Erikson lands in North America.  In 1635, Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for opposing the administration of secular punishments for religious offenses and the theft of Native American lands.  He goes on to found Rhode Island.  In 1701, Yale University is chartered.  In 1888, the Washington Monument opens to the public.  In 2001, the second batch of "anthrax letters" is mailed.


Remember 'War Games'?

THIS VIDEO PROJECTS THE PROGRESS of a nuclear exchange between Russia and the United States. It's frightening, as it should be, as well as sobering and instructive. My only criticisms are, first of all, that it fails to account for the imbalance that will now be present in any such exchange due to the new Russian hypersonic weapons.

Secondly, the video fails to account for China's contribution to the exchange against the US, which is a virtual certainty. China knows that if Russia goes, and the US survives, it goes soon after. So, that will not be allowed to happen.

See important related comments here.


Overcoming The Roadblocks Meant To Keep You From Getting A Live Human Being On The Line At The IRS

These bureaucrats are such pond-scum some times... Here is a handy map by CPA Amy Northard (who, by the way, is NOT CtC-educated, as far as I know, so please don't imagine she is a resource for anything but what follows).

How Do I Reach a Real Person at the IRS?

Before calling the IRS, take a deep breath with me.

Please remember that there are some wonderful people working at the IRS. They have families and souls, just like the rest of us. They pay taxes and have to follow the same laws that we do.

With that being said, here are the steps you need to take to reach a real person on the phone at the IRS.

1. Before you call, make sure you have all of the information that you need.

- Social Security cards and birth dates for those who were on the return you are calling about.

- An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) letter if you don’t have a Social Security number (SSN)  - Filing status – Single, Head of Household, Married Filing Joint or Married Filing Separate

- Your prior-year tax return. We may need to verify your identity before answering certain questions

- A copy of the tax return you’re calling about

- Any letters or notices we sent you

2. The IRS telephone number is 1-800-829-1040, and they are available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The best time to call is early in the morning.

3. The first question the automated system will ask you is to choose your language.

4. Once you’ve set your language, do NOT choose Option 1 (regarding refund info). Choose option 2 for “Personal Income Tax” instead.

5. Next, press 1 for “form, tax history, or payment”.

6. Next, press 3 “for all other questions.”

7. Next, press 2 “for all other questions.”

8. When the system asks you to enter your SSN or EIN to access your account information, do NOT enter anything.


"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".



Other Voices:


Impeach All The Presidents

by Maj. Danny Sjursen

Sorry, liberals, but Nancy Pelosi’s newly announced impeachment inquiry will not end Donald Trump’s presidency prematurely, no matter how badly Democratic voters may want it. Even if he’s found guilty in the House, a Republican-controlled Senate is sure to deny Pelosi the requisite 67 votes needed to remove him from office. Maybe that isn’t such a bad thing, either. After all, evicting Trump would elevate a bonafide Christian fascist to commander in chief in the person of Mike Pence.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that Trump doesn’t deserve to be kicked out of office. He’s run this country like he’d run a nepotistic crime family, a corrupt Atlantic City casino, or some combination of the two. The latest Ukraine scandal is, indeed, a serious matter. In fact, early polls suggest plenty of Americans support impeachment, and there is value in creating a public record of Trump’s abuses.

It’s just that: 1) it’s far more palatable and strategic to beat Trump at the ballot box; and 2) the real presidential abuses of power are systemic and not unique to the former reality show host. What’s more, Democrats’ efforts to impeach could well end up backfiring, handing Trump an undeserved second term.


Click here to read the rest of this article

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



I KNOW, THIS PARTICULAR "OTHER VOICE" basically just echoes my own writings on the subject of impeachment. Well, so be it. This is a serious business.

The impeachment of Donald Trump is relatively insignificant. He's just doing the same things that've been done by presidents for decades.

But saving the presidency-- and the tattered shreds of the republic itself-- from the class of serial offenders who have been getting away with murder in the White House-- both literally and figuratively-- for thirty years and more, is REALLY important.

Let's vigorously impeach Trump, for the reasons given by Sjursen in the article above and by me here. Then let's impeach his replacement the moment he or she commits any of the same offenses. Let's keep doing that until the swamp-creature ranks are thinned out and we end up with someone worthy of the office.

AT THE SAME TIME, let's vigorously strip from whoever ends up in power the means with which he or she could do great harm. Once we've stripped the state down to the near-97-lb. weakling (relative to the People) it was during its first 140 years or so, while the Founders' design was still holding sway, the character of the officer in the White House is a matter much less fraught with possible peril for everyone else.

So, you and I must continue to starve the beast and spread the word ourselves, hoping loud voices like Sjursen's will join in soon and give us some much-needed amplification. In short, onward and upward!

Uphold the law. Teach it to everyone else you can reach.

And, impeach, impeach and impeach!

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 10- In 1911, the WuChang Uprising overthrows the Qing Imperial Dynasty and leads to the establishment of the the Republic of China.  In 1913, construction of the Panama Canal is completed.  In 1938, the Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany.  In 1969, Progressive Rock is born with the release of 'In The Court Of The Crimson King' by King Crimson.  In 1973, Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with "income" tax evasion.  In 1995, U.S. Army SPC 4 Michael New refuses to serve as a United Nations soldier.


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


See Who's 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:

Find this film on YouTube at youtu.be/K0CYo57I3ks


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...!

"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:

October 11- In 1811, the first steam-powered ferry operation begins, carrying freight and passengers between New York, New York and Hoboken, New Jersey.  In 1954, the Viet Minh take control of North Vietnam.  In 1975, Saturday Night Live debuts-- stand-up philosopher and social critic George Carlin hosts.  In 2007, the Dow Jones reaches a then-record high of 14,198.10.

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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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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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:

October 12- In 1492, Christopher Columbus reaches The Bahamas.  In 1892, the Pledge of Allegiance is recited for the first time by government school students.  In 1970, Richard Nixon announces that 40,000 U.S. soldiers will be withdrawn from Vietnam by Christmas.  In 1999, Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan.  In 2000, the USS Cole is attacked by suicide bombers, killing 17 crewmembers and wounding 39.  In 2005, the Chinese launch their second manned spaceflight.  In 2017, the United States and Israel withdraw from the United Nations agency for the promotion of international intellectual and cultural collaboration, UNESCO, due to the agency's admission of Palestine as a member.

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 or unacceptable).

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). I will be the judge of whether your submissions qualify for access, but if you do your best you should do fine.

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:

October 13- In 54, Nero ascends to the throne of Imperial Rome.  In 1307, hundreds of the Knights Templar are arrested on bogus charges of "heresy" by King Philip VI of France, who owed their organization vast amounts of money.  In 1775, the Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy.  In 1792, the cornerstone of what will be known as the White House is laid in Washington, DC.  In 1983, Ameritech Mobile Communications launches the first American cellular network, in Chicago, Illinois.  In 2010, 33 Chilean miners are all rescued alive after a record 69 days trapped underground.


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