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Current Events and Continuing Education for October 28, 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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Important opportunities abound, but are being overlooked and going unused. This has to stop!

The Main Chance That Everyone Is Missing


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Putin-Nazis Are Coming (Again)!'


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


Selected Features From Recent Editions:

A great victory after years of IRS harassment, threats and intimidation by an educated American who turned the corrupt agency...

Every Which Way But Loose


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


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")?


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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 28-  In 1886, the Statue of Liberty is dedicated by President Grover Cleveland.  In 1918, Czechoslovakia is granted independence from Austria-Hungary.  In 1919, Congress passes the Volstead Act over Woodrow Wilson's veto, by which Prohibition would begin two months later.  In 1922, Mussolini's fascists march on Rome and take over the government of Italy.  In 1929, the markets keep falling (Black Monday).  In 1962, US President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev reach an agreement for the removal of American-targeted nuclear missiles from Cuba, in exchange for a pledge of no American invasion of the island nation and the eventual removal of American missiles targeting the Soviet Union from Turkey and Italy.  In 2005, Lewis (Scooter) Libby is indicted on perjury and obstruction of justice charges over his efforts to shield Bush administration officials from consequences related to the Valerie Plame affair.  Eventually convicted, Libby's prison sentence was promptly commuted by George W. Bush.


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


The Main Chance That Everyone Is Missing

Important opportunities abound, but just keep being overlooked. This huge mistake has to stop, and it's up to you.

BEFORE STARTING THIS ARTICLE I spent a little time trying to get the number of copies sold in America to date of Edward Snowden's new book, 'Permanent Record'. I wasn't able to find the information, but nonetheless feel I can confidently say that it's a big number.

Why is this important? Because each and every person who has laid down $30 for this book has thereby identified him- or herself as seriously opposed to the existence of a state so swollen with pelf as to be able to finance universal surveillance of Americans.

The only thing is, these folks don't realize that the real key to their hot-button issue is the "swollen with pelf (and thus able to finance the abuse)" part of the picture. Indeed, most of these folks haven't ever thought the matter through so as to realize the relationship between the abuse they decry and would shut down if they knew how and the state's requirement for financial fat in order to fuel the bad behavior.

ACCUSTOMED TO A STATE which, through their entire lifetimes, has just oozed resources whenever the lusts and ambitions of its operators, clients and cronies need some, folks focused on abuses like the panopticon are oblivious to the resource-acquisition aspect of every such criminal program.

These folks have gone so far as to organize around the idea of denying cooling water to the known sites where all the illegally-acquired data is kept by the NSA. They have a real energy and a real commitment to their cause (which deserves both, in the biggest possible way).

But these dedicated and activated opponents of systematic Fourth Amendment-violating state criminals have never given a moment's thought to the fact that denying the perps the money needed to pay for the water (and the construction, and the personnel, and the data taps and the coffee and donuts, etc., etc.) is actually the answer to the problem. (And the only actual answer, since NSA storage would just be relocated to federal land or offshore and would continue operations as before if any resource but the money were cut off.)

Further, not having a glimmer of the fact that they would be completely within their rights and in harmony with the law to stop doing so, it has never occurred to these good folks to reflect on the fact that they are needlessly financing the very crimes they denounce-- and on the irony, if not the hypocrisy, thereof.

THE UNFORTUNATE FACT IS that Americans have been successfully infected with misunderstanding about the income tax (meaning, misunderstanding about taxation generally). The idea of externally-imposed limitations on federal resource-acquisition is completely alien to those not CtC-educated.

Were knowledge of the relevant Constitutional provisions, the intent of the Founders and the Framers, and the actual harmonious structure of the income tax laws as written more widely held, folks like those in the "privacy rights" community would, as their first recourse, call on their fellows to shut the money spigots. No energy would be wasted on fruitless calls for shutting water spigots.

But these virtuous and active folks, our natural allies, don't have this critical knowledge. That's where the CtC community's main chance resides.

These virtuous privacy-rights activists NEED TO BE TOLD about the real solution to callous and corrupt state disregard of the law-- the solution in the tax provisions which the Founders and Framers hard-wired into the Constitution.


THE UPSIDE POTENTIAL of communicating CtC's revelations into the privacy-rights community is enormous. Even if only one privacy-rights activist in a hundred is sufficiently intrigued to look deeper by a quick sketch of those revelations (the available resources for which are enormous), that person's resulting "ringing of the bell" and already-existing contacts within the privacy-rights community will turn them into a engine of change within that community that the rest of us could never be.

In short, each member of the CtC-community must become a cure-vector. Each member must, whenever a prospect reveals itself, seize the opportunity to create vectors within the privacy-rights community.

That community is chock-full of seething activist energy. It is embodied in folks who simply don't know what they don't know.

Once those folks learn they've been snookered all their lives about the tax and that the Founders and Framers (and their grandparents) WEREN'T actually naifs who designed a Constitution with no built-in safeguards against its enemies, and that the power is in their hands to effect desperately-needed change and restoration of the rule of law, they will run with that information.

So, ring those bells, people. Make this your personal project. Be on the Twitter feeds and Facebook pages and newsgroups of the privacy-rights community all you can, sharing the cure.

Use this meme, and use your own imagination. Break a sweat here. A lot of very rapid good will happen.

AND WHILE WE'RE ON THE SUBJECT of vectoring the cure into communities who resolutely want and will use one, but haven't a clue about where to find it, let's not forget the 9/11 Truth community. Half of the population of America, or more, don't buy the official nonsense about nothing but 19 Arabs with attitudes and box-cutters.

That's a BIG pool into which the real solution to an overgrown, arrogant, corrupt and increasingly dangerous unchained state can be thrown, with spectacular results. And each of you reading these words knows a lot of these folks.

There is nothing simpler than to point out that states won't get captured, corrupted and co-opted by private or foreign interests at the expense of lives in other countries and liberties at home if those states don't have the wherewithal to write enormous contracts for vast excesses of military crap, or to conduct aggressive, expensive, tension-generating foreign policies on behalf of interests made able to manipulate domestic politics, or just to pay-off purely at-home special-interest lobbying efforts.

HOW ABOUT ALL THE FOLKS worried about a Congress and possible White House occupant who is not just erratic but fully focused on central planning and other "progressive" paths to ruination down which you and your children are meant to be dragged, like it or not? These things can't be accomplished by a state with only enough money to do the basics for which it is authorized in the Constitution.

What about all the good Americans who recognize the threat to our liberty and the very concept of self-government represented by the lawless assault on Julian Assange (and Chelsea Manning) for having revealed systematic state crimes committed around the world-- in our names, no less-- which otherwise would never have come to light? These folks will readily understand that a state which is weak in comparison to the People (rather than the opposite, as things now stand) is far less likely to get away with either the hidden crimes in the first place or those being done to the whistle-blowers.

I COULD GO ON AND ON, as I'm sure you can imagine. The overgrown Leviathan state is stepping on endless American toes at this point. The owners of most of those toes are ready to act, if only they had a notion of how to do so effectively.

Further, only the very young and the idiots among us are any longer afflicted with the delusion that all the bad will be fixed at the ballot box. Thus, there is a big, primed cadre of activists ready and eager to learn real solutions.

This community has those solutions. It's time for all of us to bring these two forces together and see the magic happen.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 29- In 1929, Black Tuesday marks the completion of the manifest onset of the Great Depression-- the first major symptom of the disease known as "The Federal Reserve".  In 1969, the first computer-to-computer link is established in the ARPANET (precursor to the internet).  21-year-old Al Gore, in his third month in the Army, is busy learning to spin stories for 'Stars and Stripes' at the time.


Every Which Way But Loose

A hardy warrior for the truth weathers years of corrupt IRS browbeating to emerge $121K+ victorious in the end.

HERE'S A STORY I AM ESPECIALLY DELIGHTED to report: Dane La Vigne, excellent son of excellent father Don, of whose inspiring testimonial video I am particularly fond, has secured a hard-fought victory after a long, utterly obnoxious effort by the IRS to capture from him a pile of money the agency eventually admitted he had never owed.

Dane's story joins the several dozen others I have been pleased to post over the years in my 'Every Which Way But Loose' (EWWBL) collection. All are episodes of special virtue in illustrating government agreement with all that is taught in CtC-- both as to the law and as to the proper and effective means of invoking and enforcing the law-- beyond the denial of all but the utterly brain-dead.

Like the other episodes in the EWWBL series, Dane's 2014 adventure documents intense IRS attention to his filing and all things with which it is concerned. This attention was for the explicit purpose of imposing a tax on Dane measured by his considerable receipts during that year from activities of the same sort conducted by millions of other Americans every year.

Because Dane, unlike most Americans, is CtC-educated, he knows the truth about the income tax along with all the intimate and critical details of tax law. In the face of Dane's knowledge and steadfastness, the IRS effort collapsed.

THAT TAX AGENCY COLLAPSE-- plainly done with eyes wide open-- shows once again, in glaringly sharp relief as in all the episodes in the EWWBL collection, that the government's sporadic pretenses of disagreement with, or resistance to, CtC and CtC-educated filings are just that: pretenses.

Whether they take the form of bogus "frivolous return penalties", falsifications and co-options of corrupt jurists, or in any other form, those pretenses are desperate frauds. Counting on voodoo-chant energy from every brain-dead (or self-interested) CtC-denier in both the "tax professions" and the so-called "tax honesty community", they are meant to spasm the CtC-slain vampire a few more yards downfield to can scam another $trillion or so out of the pockets of Americans before enough of them finally learn the truth and the zombie vampire turns to dust at last.

"The Tax Code represents the genius of legal fiction... The IRS has never really known why people pay the income tax... The IRS encourages voluntary compliance, through FEAR."

-Jack Warren Wade Jr., former IRS officer in charge of the IRS Nationwide Revenue Officer Training Program


"If the taxpayers of this country ever discovered that we operate on 98% bluff, the entire system will collapse."

-Reported remark by an internal revenue service officer to Sen. Henry E. Bellmon (R. Okla.) on April 15, 1971.

It's not all bluff, of course-- there's a lot of trickery involved, too. But CtC teaches how the bluff and the trickery both work, and shows the reader the unique means by which the presumptions on which both depend can be nullified.

Aren't you glad you're CtC-educated? Don't you wish everyone was?

Anyway, let's get back to Dane...


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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.


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.


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.


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

October 30- In 1922, Benito Mussolini is named Prime Minister of Italy.  In 1938, Orson Welles broadcasts his 'War of the Worlds' hoax about an invasion from Mars causing a certain amount of panic and proving that some people will believe any outlandish nonsense if it's asserted with enough audacity and via established mainstream media channels.  In 2014, Sweden becomes the first European Union country to recognize the State of Palestine.


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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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

October 31- In 1517, Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. In 1864, Nevada is admitted as the 36th of the United States of America.  In 1892, Arthur Conan Doyle publishes 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'.  In 1913, the first transcontinental highway in the USA is completed.  In 1968, claiming progress in the Paris peace talks, Lyndon Johnson announces a halt to most military activity in Vietnam in order to improve the electoral chances for the Democratic ticket in the upcoming election.  In reality, the war will go on for another six-and-a-half years.


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.

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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:

November 1- In 1604, Shakespeare's 'Othello' is performed for the first time.  In 1611, 'The Tempest' debuts.  In 1765, the British parliament imposes the 'Stamp Act' on the American colonies.  In 1794, the first United States silver half-dollar is minted.  In 1848, the first women's medical school opens.  In 1982, Honda opens the first Asian car manufactory in the USA.


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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The Putin-Nazis Are Coming (Again)!

by C.J. Hopkins

So, it looks like that’s it for America, folks. Putin has gone and done it again. He and his conspiracy of Putin-Nazis have “hacked,” or “influenced,” or “meddled in” our democracy. Unless Admiral Bill McRaven and his special ops cronies can ginny up a last-minute military coup, it’s four more years of the Trumpian Reich, Russian soldiers patrolling the streets, martial law, concentration camps, gigantic banners with the faces of Trump and Putin hanging in the football stadiums, mandatory Sieg-heiling in the public schools, National Vodka-for-Breakfast Day, death’s heads, babushkas, the whole nine yards.

We probably should have seen this coming.

That’s right, as I’m sure you are aware by now, president-in-exile Hillary Clinton has discovered Putin’s diabolical plot to steal the presidency from Elizabeth Warren, or Biden, or whichever establishment puppet makes it out of the Democratic primaries. Speaking to former Obama adviser and erstwhile partner at AKPD Message and Media David Plouffe, Clinton revealed how the godless Rooskies intend to subvert democracy this time:

“I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate.”

She was referring, of course, to Tulsi Gabbard, sitting Democratic Member of Congress, decorated Major in the Army National Guard, and long shot 2020 presidential candidate. Apparently, Gabbard (who reliable anonymous sources in the Intelligence Community have confirmed is a member of some kind of treasonous, Samoan-Hindu, Assad-worshipping cult that wants to force everyone to practice yoga) has been undergoing Russian “grooming” at a compound in an undisclosed location that is probably in the basement of Mar-a-Lago, or on Sublevel 168 of Trump Tower.

In any event, wherever Gabbard is being surreptitiously “groomed” (presumably by someone resembling Lotte Lenya in From Russia With Love), the plan (i.e., Putin’s plan) is to have her lose in the Democratic primaries, then run as a third-party “spoiler” candidate, stealing votes from Warren or Biden, exactly as Jill Stein (who, according to Clinton, is also “totally a Russian asset”) stole them from Clinton back in 2016, allowing Putin to install Donald Trump (who, according to Clinton, is still being blackmailed by the FSB with that “kompromat” pee-tape) in the White House, where she so clearly belongs.


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



C.J. HOPKINS HAS EMERGED as a reliably clever writer with one of the sharper tongues in the business firmly buried in his cheek. And this latest piece is much fun to read.

But this Hopkins observation is also very serious-minded. The real subject here is the degree and utter venality of the propaganda to which Americans have been and will continue to be subjected by sociopaths who want to rule them.

Unfortunately, by focusing on the particularly egregious bad behavior of Hillary Clinton and her swarm, Hopkins leaves unobserved the fact that Donald Trump, against whose competition Clinton apparently launches her venomous drivel, is just as much a threat to the well being of Americans as would be a President Clinton or President Warren or President Biden. Likewise, a President Tulsi Gabbard, or a President Jill Stein-- or a President Anyone-- would be as dangerous, while the state over which that person presides remains big enough and bought-into enough by a sufficient number of Americans to sprawl across the landscape working the will of its operators and their clients and cronies.

As Thomas Jefferson thunderously advises: “In questions of powers, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”

Daniel Webster echoes Jefferson with a little more nuance: "Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."

Leo Tolstoy puts a finer point on Webster's words: "In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning and cruelty."

PERSONALLY, I RATHER LIKE Tulsi Gabbard. Her domestic policies leave a lot to be desired, of course (in fact, most, from what I've seen of them, are completely unacceptable). But that can be said about pretty much every other recognized major party candidate (and Trump, as well, of course).

But Gabbard is way in front of the pack elsewhere. She seems informed, honest and consistent in her condemnation of the criminal and disastrous foreign policy inflicted on the world since the turn of the century, at least (and maybe Gabbard is wise enough and informed enough to extend that condemnation all the way back to McKinley and the real launch of the United States imperial boondoggle).

Nonetheless, I no more want a President Gabbard wielding a $4.3 trillion-equipped, 8,000 lb. gorilla of a state over me and my children (or anyone else) than I want Hillary Clinton doing so, or Donald Trump, or Elizabeth Warren, or Joe Biden.

The only way ANYONE can safely be given the reins of the United States is if the horse they control is simply too scrawny to be ridden roughshod over everything and everyone. And you know what? Only CtC will see to that.

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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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November 2- In 1772, Samuel Adams and Joseph Warren form the first Committee of Correspondence.  In 1783, George Washington delivers his 'Farewell Address to the Army'.  In 1889, North Dakota and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th of the United States of America.  In 1917, the Balfour Declaration announces British support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine, with the stated understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities".


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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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