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Current Events and Continuing Education for January 13, 2020

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Why I Write About Politics And Public Policy


Folks, you really need to read this one all the way to the end:

The Virtual Certainty Of Foreign Interference In The 2020 Election


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2015 And 2016 Editions Have Been Added To The Online Newsletter Archive


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Blood On Whose Hands?'


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Illuminating Anniversaries for this week



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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


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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

January 13- In 1610, Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, the fourth moon of Jupiter.  In 1842, Dr. William Bryden is the sole survivor from attacks by Afghan guerillas on a British Army retreating from Kabul to Jalalabad during the first Anglo-Afghan war.  In 1893, U.S. Marines arrive in Honolulu to enforce the "Bayonet Constitution" imposed on the Hawaiians prior to annexation.  In 1968, Johnny Cash performs at Folsom Prison.


Anniversaries of interest for each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter below.


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"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


Why I Write About Politics And Public Policy

...rather than just stick to the income tax.

EVERY NOW AND THEN I am sent a grumbly inquiry, or see one in a forum, asking, "Why do you have to go off on politics (or foreign policy, or critiques of the administration, or current events, or whatever)? Why don't you just stick to the income tax?!" These grumbles will almost inevitably come from someone who disagrees with (or, at least, doesn't like) what I have written on the other subject.

Almost always, the complaint will be accompanied by a warning that in critiquing particular policies or politicians I am alienating folks who otherwise would embrace CtC. I am warned, in effect, that my critique of someone's favorite political figure or policy position will keep that person from respecting the rule of law in regard to the tax, because their enthusiasm for their guy or gal, or their favored program, will override every other consideration.

This caution is very sound, as it happens. But the implicit solution-- my refraining from political commentary, is not. In fact, it is because the caution is sound that it must be disregarded.

So, let me explain.

IN 2003, ALL NECESSARY ATTENTION TO THE INCOME TAX AS A MATTER OF LAW was completed. CtC alone disposes of that issue fully, offering everything anyone could need to understand the tax and to be equipped to look out for their own interests within the structure of the law.

The only thing further to be written concerning the nature of the tax, how it can be misapplied, and how its misapplication can be corrected or forestalled were simpler introductory materials which serve to guide interested readers to the more comprehensive presentations in the book. Examples include 'Bob's Bicycles'; 'There IS A Law, And This Is How It Works'; 'A Brief Introduction To The Fascinating Truth About The Sixteenth Amendment'; 'Plain Facts About The Tax'; and so on.

As it has become clear to me over the years where people were having cognitive sticking points in taking in the information in CtC, I have also written supplementary material to address these issues. 'Was Grandpa Really A Moron?' consists almost entirely of such drill-downs, prompting me to present that collection as the sequel to CtC. More of this sort of tweak/clarification material can be found at, for instance, the Quiz pages, 'Notes For Educated Filers'; 'What Qualifies As Income-Taxable Privilege', and on the FAQ pages.

ALL THAT HAS BEEN LEFT TO ADDRESS in terms of other tax-related subjects are the political and the psychological dynamics supporting the misapplication. It is those dark dynamics that have kept CtC's dispositive revelations from restoring the limited government liberty-and-rule-of-law republic of empowered individuals exclusively authorized by the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

These "ignorance tax"-supporting political and psychological dynamics keep the righteous republic out of reach by fomenting widespread support of, or submission to, the existence of a Leviathan state which necessarily requires vast revenues for its support. A people convinced of the need for a $4.3 trillion state-- or even simply acclimated to its existence-- are not very open to the startling notion that they're under no legal obligation to pay for that state.

Certainly those who believe in the necessity or rightness of Leviathan are not as open to the truth about the tax as are those who understand that the thing is a monstrosity, which is there not because it is needed, but as a parasite serving the needs of their competitors, and at their expense.

Those in the first category can be told that no law compels them to finance Leviathan, but because they WANT Leviathan-- believing it to be the thing keeping them safe, or otherwise seeing to the quality of their lives, and without which, they believe, things would be worse for them-- their ability to feel outraged at having been snookered into paying for those perceived benefits is anemic. Each individual in the category can be counted on to happily stop their own payments, but at one level or another want everyone else to continue paying.

Further, the belief in the rightness and necessity of the Leviathan which imposes the tax and which is its apparent raison d'etre makes it much more difficult to grasp the notion that the tax it imposes and by which it is sustained is illegitimate. If, goes the at least sub-conscious reasoning, Leviathan is right and proper (and therefore implicitly legal), then there must be a right, proper and legal mechanism for growing and sustaining Leviathan.

Further still along that murky path lies the typically unexamined but insidiously-influential sense that with the rightness and necessity of Leviathan being taken as true, anything which hinders its freedom of action-- such as the restraints imposed by the Constitution-- must be improper or misunderstood. At the least, such restraints are seen as threats to what are believed to be the source of the believer's safety and well-being.

Upton Sinclair nicely captured the pith of this cognitive challenge with his bon mot concerning the difficulties faced by commercially-invested minds in understanding concepts threatening to their interests:

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

Sinclair is often taken to have been cynical in this observation; as meaning, in other words, that the minds he addresses deliberately and knowingly "misunderstand". Perhaps that is fair.

But it is also true that complex human minds-- especially those inundated with spin and misinformation, not much educated in logical thought, very heavily-"educated" to believe every pronouncement of the state, and deeply conditioned to look upon all the state's titled operatives as honest and wise and law-respecting-- can have totally inadvertent signal-to-noise-based difficulty taking in and accurately sorting information which puts the lie to those naive beliefs. This is especially so when that new information challenges the imagined virtue of a Leviathan the hearer has believed all his life to be the source of his safety and happiness. In such a case, a proper paraphrase of Sinclair becomes:

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his sense of security and comfort with the status quo to which he has submitted great swaths of his autonomy and which he subconsciously knows would be very difficult and disruptive to dislodge depends on his not understanding it.”

IN LIGHT OF THE COGNITIVE ROADBLOCKS OUTLINED ABOVE-- to which a great number of Americans are prone and which are constantly reinforced by the loudest megaphones in our society today-- those who wish to see the actual laws of the income tax enforced (not to mention the Fourth Amendment, the First Amendment, the Fifth Amendment, well, let's just say, any and all restraints on the state) must make clear to their fellows that Leviathan is NOT actually the source of their security and well-being. Those who stand on the side of the law must make clear that liberty and the rule of law are the only real source of such goods, and Leviathan cannot co-exist with liberty and the rule of law.

After all, people competing for spheres of authority-- over their own persons and otherwise-- end up with very little when one of the competitors is an 8,000 lb. gorilla whose operators, clients and cronies benefit personally when the gorilla exercises lots of authority. The rule of law quickly falls by the wayside when it hinders a benefit-dispensing gorilla grown big enough to disregard it with impunity, both by overwhelming, demonizing and disparaging dissenters, and by exploiting judicial appointees who either share the delusion about the necessity or virtue of Leviathan and hence sacrifice the words of law on the altar of the gorilla's ambitions or who count themselves among its financial beneficiaries.

This brings us round to the reason why I write on politics and public policy.

In a nutshell, every politician who does not act to shrink the state (which is, of course, the Leviathan of which we have been speaking) is perforce acting to maintain the state in its 8,000 lb. gorilla form, if not to grow it further. Every such politician is thus an enemy of liberty and the rule of law, and a roadblock to the realization-- both the cognitive realization and the practical realization-- of the truth about the tax.

Every policy which preserves or enhances the size of the state, and especially those which rely upon a drumbeat inflaming the people with a sense of menace, security from which requires the 8,000 lb. gorilla, is not only based on lies and thus a corrupt policy destructive of liberty and the rule of law, but is also a roadblock to the realization of the truth about the tax.

The warfare state and its advocates are enemies of the truth-- destructive of liberty and the rule of law. The welfare state is also all these evil things.

Donald Trump, who has perpetuated and expanded (of late, very dramatically) the militarist global footprint of the United States, the fear-mongering meant to legitimize it, and the massive demand on Americans' aggregate resources called for by both, is an enemy of the truth and destructive of liberty and the rule of law, as are all predecessors of his ilk.

As Thomas Paine offered for a cognitive touchstone to any with the wit to understand the words:

"Taxes are not raised in order to support wars; rather, war are raised in order to support taxes."

Barak Obama (who also committed all Trump's sins mentioned above, but with a better-hidden enthusiasm), like all predecessors of his ilk, was as much an enemy of the truth and destructive of liberty and the rule of law with his socialist policies. All of those are equally dependent on the existence of the 8,000 lb. gorilla, and equally dependent on the fomenting of fears, just different fears than the "terrorism" nonsense principally-flogged by Trump and his neo-con cabal.

"The whole aim of practical politics [which is to say, politics that is beneficial to its practitioners -PH] is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

- H. L. Mencken

ALL TOLD, THEN, IT SHOULD BE CLEAR that the chief object of the educational mission now is to awaken the American people to the truth about the hobgoblin-flogging policies by which Leviathan's perpetuation is made necessary, and the devious politics and politicians by which those hobgoblins are flogged. Hence, my persistent writing on politics and public policy.

The solution to Leviathan is already in hand in the form of CtC's individual-empowering and Leviathan-shrinking revelations. What remains to those who wish to enjoy the blessing of liberty and the rule of law that attend that reversal of statures is the opening of their neighbor's eyes to the fact that Leviathan is a parasite, and their enemy-- not in any way their friend or savior.

Further, it must be made clear to as many as possible that every politician-- even those most skilled at presenting themselves as the opposite (or those in the hands of operators most skilled at such frauds)-- must be judged by what actually happens on their watch, not what they say are their goals and purposes. Judged by that mature perspective, the vast majority will be found wanting.

AS YOU CAN TELL, I will be continuing my critiques of Washington and the denizens that have earned it characterization as a swamp. You will be doing so, as well, if you aspire to freedom, prosperity and true security, such as were enjoyed by your great-grandparents (or grandparents, if you are old enough) and those that came before them.

If my explanation here has made sense to you, and even inspired you, let me direct you to some recent posts that might guide your own "alarm-clock" efforts: See 'The Cowbird State'; 'The Virtual Certainty Of Foreign Interference In The 2020 Election'; 'So, What Do You Think? Is It Getting Serious Enough Yet?'; 'A Few Words About The Brilliance Of The Founders'; 'The Art Of The Squirrel'; 'Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached'; 'The Swamp Always Deepens Thanks To The Delusional Style In American Politics'; 'The Deferential Disease';  'A Few Words About The Constitution'; and 'What America Really Gets From The "Ignorance Tax"', to get the ball rolling and the creative juices flowing.

More collections of useful posts, approaching the "alarm-clock" challenge from various directions, will be found here, here, here and 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

REMEMBER THIS, TOO: A HUGE number of Americans are already sick of Leviathan.

The United States (the name under which Leviathan lumbers about, and not to be confused with the USA or America) has just proven, by way of its refusal to leave Iraq even when ordered out by the Iraqi government, that it remains nothing but an invader of that sovereign nation, just as it began there on the false pretext that Iraq represented some kind of threat to American national security. That pretext was the basis of the 2002 AUMF under which the invasion commenced in 2003.

But Iraq never even possessed the alleged weapons of mass destruction by which that fraud was perpetrated, and in no way ever offered any threat to America of any kind whatever (and, though this notion was deceptively floated by the Bush administration as support for the invasion at the time, Iraq never had anything to do with 9/11, and could not be legally invaded under the 2001 AUMF, either). Thus, the initial invasion was not authorized even under the 2002 AUMF, and the ongoing occupation is even more illegal now, when the entire allegedly threatening government of the country has been replaced under United States supervision.

This latest fully-naked step into the public square by the Emperor, and the mind-numbing bs being offered in its "defense", is alienating even more Americans than had already been pushed over the edge by all the prior ham-handed violence and rationalizing lies that have preceded it over the last 19 years.

When you start ringing your alarm-clocks, the peal of those bells will fall on lots of receptive ears.

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The Virtual Certainty Of Foreign Interference In The 2020 Elections

...due to NSA operatives giving unredacted dirt on American politicians to another country's intelligence service.

GEORGE WASHINGTON FAMOUSLY WARNED AMERICA against harboring affections for any foreign state-- even going so far as to disparage actual alliances if for more than the brief duration of hot conflict. Steeped in the wisdom of long experience, and with no personal agenda to promote, Washington used his last address to the American people at the end of his presidency to advise his heirs as to a prudent, productive, and liberty-protective foreign policy.

Washington warned against both affections for other nations and animosity towards other nations (the entire text of his warning can be seen here). For purposes of this article I am going to editorially consolidate and focus solely on the "affection" part:

"Nothing is more essential than that passionate attachments for particular Nations should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The Nation, which indulges towards another an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its affection, which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.

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

I need hardly spend the pixels to name Israel as the nation on behalf of which America's political class has subjected the rest of us to the "variety of evils" against which George Washington warns us.

IT IS TRUE THAT BRITAIN shares with us most closely our cultural background, and is viewed with affection by many Americans for that reason. But in practical terms Britain is held in contempt and treated as a U.S. poodle. The same is true of the other Anglophone nations.

Similarly, United States policy toward Saudi Arabia and Egypt can be criticized as overly forgiving. George W. Bush was famously photographed walking hand in hand with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah in 2005. Donald Trump has been known to go dancing with Abdullah's brethren, and heaps praise upon Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who seized power in Egypt in a coup overthrowing the popularly-elected government of Mohamed Morsi and featuring the murder of thousands of protestors.

But while some with interests in the benefitting industries self-servingly appreciate Saudi Arabia's arms purchases, and both Saudi Arabia and Egypt are viewed with some favor due to their (often) sotto voce cooperation with (or perhaps, subordination to) Israel, to the leadership of neither are invitations to address Congress extended.

Likewise, to neither Saudi Arabia, nor Egypt-- nor Britain, for that matter-- do most members of Congress make pilgrimages upon taking office, as they do to Israel. On behalf of none of these others are there measures introduced in Congress, with the support of the White House, to punish criticism of their policies and practices. Only Israel is treated to these extraordinary forelock tugs.

INDEED, THE REMARKABLE SLAVISHNESS OF THE US POLITICAL CLASS TOWARD ISRAEL is so lick-spittle and abject that Nancy Pelosi-- Speaker of the US House of Representatives-- has actually said, on camera:

“[I]f this Capitol crumbled to the ground, the one thing that would remain is our commitment to our aid…and I don’t even call it aid…our cooperation with Israel. That’s fundamental to who we are.”

Pelosi is far from alone-- indeed, it is hard to name any national politician of any stature who hasn't said the same or its equivalent, or wouldn't, do so, if put to the question.

For decades, United States foreign policy has been a tool of Israeli interests generally, and the American people have been compelled to sacrifice their own well-being for the well-being of Israelis to the tune of $billions annually.

AS FAR BACK AS 1963, Israel was suspected of secretly developing nuclear weapons, and John Kennedy was demanding access to Israel's Dimona reactor site due to suspicions that it was a secret nuclear-weapons facility, despite Israel denials and the prior presentation of a Potemkin version of the facility to an American inspection team. See here and here.

Not long after these increasingly impatient demands began to escalate Kennedy was conveniently disappeared into the ground. Lyndon Johnson, a fawning, religiously-deluded Israeli sycophant, was elevated to the presidency in Kennedy's place, and the inspection and oversight demands ceased. (In 1986, Israeli nuclear technician Mordecai Vanunu revealed extensive details of his country's nuclear programs and arsenal, including the true history of the Dimona facility. In 2004, Vanunu declared that JFK's assassination was Israel's reaction to Kennedy's pressure to inspect the facility.)

Johnson was not just willing to turn a blind eye to Israeli acquisition and development of weapons of mass destruction. He was such an abject Israeli puppet that he actually assisted in the cover-up of the Israeli murder of 34 American sailors and wounding of 171 more on the USS Liberty while trying to sink that American naval vessel, presumably either to keep the Liberty from reporting on Israeli war crimes in the 1967 war or to blame its sinking on Egypt in order to pull the US into the war on Israel's side.

More to the immediate point, also during Johnson's "watch", American agents of Israel clandestinely secured large amounts of fissile material from American sources under false pretenses and transferred it to the rogue state.

Israeli spies continued to steal materials and knowledge over the subsequent decades (and not just nuclear secrets). During the same period, Israel shared the stolen nuclear technology with its sister apartheid regime in Boer South Africa.

OVER THE LAST 19 YEARS, the betrayal of America in service to Israel by those at the apex of America's political class has dramatically escalated. The costs have extended to tens of thousands of American lives lost and ruined, and to the heavy compromise of the blessings of liberty and rule of law previously-enjoyed by all of us.

Over that last near-two-decades, since being equipped with the "new Pearl Harbor" pretext of 9/11, that United States political elite has pursued a policy of destabilizing and in some cases outright destroying Israeli neighbors such as Iraq and Syria whose unmolested presence hindered its expansionist ambitions and resource acquisition. Likewise, the US has helped horrendous dictatorships in Egypt and Saudi Arabia suppress popular democratic impulses which might yield governments less willing to subordinate themselves to Israel than those which they would replace.

Parallel to the severe oppression of the people of Saudi Arabia and Egypt and the outright slaughter and displacement of Iraqis and Syrians (as well as the flattening of infrastructure and irreplaceable antiquities) has been the even more savage assault on the people of Iran in an effort to destroy yet another society which is no natural threat whatever to America but which has been thwarting Israeli ambitions to seize water resources in Southern Lebanon (by its support of Lebanese defenses against those ambitions).

These acute losses have been accompanied by the deep rooting of what will be generations-enduring implacable hatred of America in the hearts and minds of millions whose lives have been ruined by United States actions on behalf of Israeli interests.

NONE OF THE FORGOING has ever really had anything to do with 9/11, of course. Even if it is believed that Osama bin Laden was behind those events, he was driven from Afghanistan almost immediately in 2001. Iraq was eventually admitted even by George Bush to have had nothing to do with 9/11.

Nor was Syria or Iran ever linked to the events of that day. Indeed, if any such linkage could be proposed, it would be to the Saudis, of which bin Laden was one, as were the majority of the purported hijackers.

Couple all of that with the transparent absurdity and the wealth of contradictory evidence making clear that the "official story" of 9/11 being flogged as the justification for all the subsequent bad behavior by the United States is nonsense on stilts, and it becomes plain that everyone in any important position in the political class has always known full well that 9/11 offers no legitimate justification for any of the purported responses to the event recited above.

9/11 was just a pretext for what has actually been US military (and economic) aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya (by virtue of the destabilization of which those set up to attack Syria were equipped with arms) and Iran. All these aggressions have benefitted Israel, and all were perpetrated at enormous American expense of blood and treasure.

All of these aggressions amounted to a dramatic escalation of recklessness on the part of the political class in its subjugation to the indefensibly barbaric little apartheid theocracy on the Mediterranean.

THE QUESTION NATURALLY ARISES: What has happened during the last 20 years to change things so dramatically for the worse?


It turns out that by at least 2009, Israel had co-opted the US National Security Agency into handing over all data collected by the spy agency from 24/7 surveillance of every American-- in raw (that is, unredacted) form. A risible fig-leaf in the form of an Israeli promise to ignore and destroy material concerning American government officials will ease the concerns of only the extraordinarily gullible over what is obviously the acquisition by a foreign interest of the means to directly control American politicians, media moguls and other wielders of power and influence.

So bold a thing as the creation of a written memorialization of this criminal arrangement at that point suggests to me that the same arrangement (or a very similar one) had been in place for quite some time before 2009, as well, but simply on a more clandestine basis. Either way, it is undeniable that for a long time now-- and during at least many of the bizarre, indefensible betrayals of American interests-- over the last 20 years, Israel has had access to the short hairs of America's political class and its presstitutes in the MSM (h/t to PCR for that bon mot).

What do you imagine is the likelihood that this treasure-trove of surveillance data has been used by Israel to seize control over (or at the very least, heavily influence) United States foreign and domestic policy? I know I'm a cynic about this sort of thing, but, judging from the evidence in the record, I'd say: "100%".

Indeed, I'd say that if Israel DIDN'T use this handover for exactly this purpose, it would be crazy. That doesn't mean I'm approving of it, of course. I think that the NSA officials who arranged this handover should be prosecuted for treason, and every officeholder of any other sort found to have been controlled by Israel should be, too.

I doubt that'll happen unless the mainstream media takes up this story and makes something of it-- but of course, Israel will have dirt on those folks, too, right?

ANYWAY, LET'S GET TO THE POINT: In light of the foregoing, only the most pedestrian of reasoning is needed to conclude beyond rational doubt that there WILL be foreign interference in the next election-- both before the event and afterwards. The nominating process must be suspect; the flow of significant donor support must be suspect; the selections of appointees and the actual policies to be pursued by winners of elections (as opposed to the rhetoric upon which those winners campaigned) must be suspect.

In the end, then, thanks to the corrupt and treasonous behavior Israel managed to secure from some officials (perhaps through having gotten some dirt by other means to begin with?) the rest of our officials must be presumed compromised.

In practical terms, even if you and I really do control who nominally ends up in office by way of our votes, we will NOT control who wields power afterwards, or how that power is wielded.

Talk amongst yourselves...

"The Nation, which indulges towards another an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave... [Such attachment] gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens, (who devote themselves to the favorite nation,) facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.""

-George Washington


P.S. Considering the revelations in the article above, don't you think it would be a good idea to defund the state whose reins are really held by a foreign power which does NOT act in the interests of America or Americans, or at least to stop sending YOUR money to where it will actually only fuel a competing interest?

And don't you think other Americans might feel the same way? Maybe you should share this information and these thoughts, and this information as well...

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2015 And 2016 Editions Have Been Added To The Online Newsletter Archive

...for your browsing pleasure and research benefit.

THE ONLINE NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE can be accessed here. As noted in the introduction, when I set up the archive I posted recent editions (2017, 2018 and 2019), with more to come as I find the time. Last week I found some, and spent it adding the published pages from 2015 and 2016.


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Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

You've got magic in your hands, if you will use it...


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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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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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

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


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.

Remember: 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


Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)


Blood On Whose Hands?

by Brett Wilkins

In 1965, the Lyndon B. Johnson administration backed a military coup by a right-wing Indonesian general named Suharto — who like many Javanese used only his given name — that overthrew Sukarno, hero of his country’s freedom struggle against Dutch colonialism and its first post-independence president. Sukarno, an ardent anti-imperialist, had made the fatal errors of protecting Indonesian communists and cozying up to the Soviet Union and China, and was marked for elimination. In service of this, the US Embassy in Jakarta gave Suharto’s forces “shooting lists” of known and suspected communists; US officials later admitted checking off names of victims who had been killed or captured.

“It was a really big help to the army,” explained former diplomat Robert Martens. “They probably killed a lot of people, and I probably have a lot of blood on my hands, but that’s not all bad.” Suharto consolidated his power and, with US support, ruled Indonesia by 1967. More than half a million Indonesians died in what the New York Times called “one of the most savage mass slayings of modern political history.

Of Hands and Blood

Fast-forward 55 years to the present, when amid the crescendoing drumbeat of war, this time against Iran, one phrase seems to dominate the rhetoric of warmongering politicians and pundits alike: Qasem Soleimani, the top Iranian general assassinated along with numerous associates in a US drone strike in Baghdad on Thursday, “has the blood of Americans on his hands,” we’re told. And yes, it’s true that hundreds of US troops in Iraq were killed or wounded by Iran-backed fighters. It’s also true that those troops were foreign invaders engaged in an illegal war of regime change, occupation and exploitation, and that Soleimani is seen by many as a hero who courageously — and successfully — defended his Shia brethren in Iraq and elsewhere from imperialist domination.

We’re not here today to debate whether Soleimani was a hero or a villain, for it is possible to be both, to different people. Nor are we here to remind that Iran is a country — which  despite being surrounded by hostile US and allied forces, and despite a long history of sometimes extreme US aggression and meddling — that hasn’t started a foreign war since the early 1700s. Or that the immediate genesis of the current crisis is Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal with which everyone agrees Iran was compliant, a move which many warned could precipitate fallout of a sort very much like what’s happening now. Or, for that matter, how President Donald Trump’s act of war will further inflame the world’s most combustible region.

No, we’re here today to discuss bloody hands. America’s bloody hands, to be precise. Logic would dictate that the US presumption that having American blood on one’s hands marks one for what Trump called “termination” would apply equally to those touched by America’s bloody hands, and the US has exponentially more blood on its hands than Iran. In the post-World War II era, it has invaded or attacked, in more or less chronological order, North Korea, Puerto Rico, Lebanon, Cuba, North Vietnam, Laos, the Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Libya, Grenada, Nicaragua, Panama, Iraq, Bosnia, Somalia, Haiti, Afghanistan, Sudan, Serbia, Yemen, Pakistan and Syria. That’s 22 countries, some of them subjected to two or more US attacks or invasions.

'Life Is Cheap'


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WILKINS FINISHES HIS COMMENTARY with the chilling words, "America's hands are drenched in blood," which he has just thoroughly proven.  A powerful and profoundly disturbing statement.

Happily, I'm able to take one issue with Wilkins' words: MY hands are not drenched in that blood.

I didn't mindlessly or deliberately pay for the bullets and bombs deployed against all the victims of the insane and monstrous violence Wilkins recounts-- at least, not since learning the empowering truth about the income tax.

And to the extent that deliberate intent is a factor in moral agency, it is not quite right to ascribe guilt for that blood with such a broad brush as the expression, "America". Put more accurately, the "United States"-- that is, the federal Leviathan apparatus in Washington-- committed all that bloodshed. Most Americans just paid for it, fooled into thinking that they were somehow required to do so.

THE UNITED STATES DOMESTIC PROPAGANDA MACHINE is the best the world has ever known. One focus of its attention over the last 20 years, especially, has been implanting the ridiculous notion that the United States is a divinely anointed self-serving killer-- that when Washington shovels money to arms merchants and uses the purchased goods to make widows and orphans on behalf of its clients and cronies, it does so with the approval of Heaven.

Another program of that domestic propaganda apparatus attempts to obscure the personal moral agency in all that selfish killing from individual Americans. One key tool in that batch of eyewash is promoting the fiction that Americans have no choice but to finance all the death.

A subtextual element of that propaganda is the suggestion that even though YOU don't want to finance all the death, most of your neighbors do... even though the presidential candidates whom the American people have chosen for the job over that whole 20 years have consistently been the ones who promised to stop the killing. Amazing how successful propaganda can be when the major media voices are part of its choir.

The truth is, Americans DO have a choice. They've just been kept from understanding that over the last 80 years.

YOU understand that, though. Help your ill-used neighbors learn the truth. They'll resist and resist and resist, as the propaganda wrapped around their brains struggles to maintain its grip. But the truth will win in the end, if you are persistent.

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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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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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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 and suppressing 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!)



Selected Features From Recent Editions:

We've all been victims of a monstrous subterfuge:

The Cowbird State


Nick Audette has shared video and documents concerning...

A Nice Victory For A New Warrior


Decades of systematic corruption of the American political class leave us facing:

The Virtual Certainty Of Foreign Interference In The 2020 Election


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'On Rogues And Rogue States'


Real American grown-ups are at work (and Samuel Adams is smiling down on them):

The Day The Lights Went On In Georgia!


Ruben Varela shares some good news:

A Nice Tax Court Victory Over A Fake "Frivolous Return Penalty"


And let's not stop with billboards...

Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Reclaiming Your Inner Fascist'


Matthew Bossard tacks up some more victories; and he's not alone, of course.

Leviathan Takes More Hits


And yet, it moves...

The Galileo Factor


Already?! Yes!!

It's 'Christmas Special' Time Again!


Having just had our first snowfall of the year, let's revisit:

The Biggest Snow Job In World History


I'm getting sick of being a broken record, but...

What Is Going On Here, People?


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Deep-State, Redefined'


Important opportunities abound, but are being overlooked and going unused. This has to stop!

The Main Chance That Everyone Is Missing


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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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

January 14- In 1539, Spain annexes Cuba.  In 1639, the first written Constitution establishes a government in Connecticut.  In 1784, the Confederated United States of America ratify a peace treaty with Great Britain.  In 1954,  the Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator to form the American Motors Corporation (AMC).  In 1967, the 'Human Be-In' happens in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco-- a prelude to the 'Summer of Love'.


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.

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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


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

January 15- In 1777, 'New Connecticut' (now Vermont) declares its independence from Great Britain and its colonies of New York and New Hampshire.  In 1943, the Pentagon is dedicated.  In 1967, the first Superbowl is played (Packers over the Chiefs, 35-10).


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


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.


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.

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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 wanted to 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...


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

January 16- In 1547, Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia.  In 1909, Ernest Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.  In 1919, the Eighteenth Amendment is ratified, providing authority (otherwise lacking) for the federal criminalization of alcohol manufacture and distribution.  In 1979, the CIA-installed Shah of Iran flees to Egypt to escape the wrath of Iranian revolutionaries after 25 years of brutal despotic rule as a United States client and agent.  In 1991, the "Operation Desert Storm" United States invasion of Iraq begins.


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.


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?


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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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:

January 17- In 1893, the "Citizen's Committee of Public Safety" (and the U.S. Marines) overthrow the government of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii.  In 1949, American television gets its first sitcom-- "The Goldbergs".  In 1961, Dwight D. Eisenhower warms America against the growing insidious and pernicious influence of the "military-industrial complex".  In 1998, Paula Jones accuses President Bill Clinton of sexual harassment.


“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

How About You?

Are You Governing Yourself?

Get The Knowledge, Reclaim Your Power, And Stand With The Founders


There is little more important to the long-term health of America than how our children are educated...



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Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing


Have You Taken A Military, Law Enforcement or Public Office Oath To Uphold And Defend The Constitution?

Renew Your Promise


IGNORANCE TAX: An unnecessary income tax exaction suffered out of ignorance as to lawful objects of the tax and the means of its application by someone too lazy, frightened or misled to learn how it really works and to what it really applies.


"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

The Choice Is This Stark

Wear this new T-Shirt proudly, and tell the enemies of the law that if they don't like Constitutional limits, they should find someplace else to live!


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

January 18- In 1788, the first shiploads of English convicts arrive at Botany Bay in Australia.  In 1861, Georgia becomes the fifth of the several states to secede from the Union.  In 1896, the world gets its first look at an X-ray machine.  In 1911, an aircraft lands on a ship for the first time (Eugene Ely pilots a plane onto the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco harbor).  In 1990, Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession.  In 1998, the Clinton-Lewinsky affair is revealed by an internet news outlet.  In 2012, the effort by the United States to compromise the freedom and integrity of the internet under the "Stop Online Piracy Act" and the "Protect Internet Privacy Act" is met with a coordinated "Blackout Day" in protest by numerous major internet operations.  In 2018, a false emergency warning of an impending missile strike (imagined to be a nuclear missile from Korea) caused a widespread panic in Hawaii (and yet Hawaiians for some reason have never been up in arms-- or panicked-- regarding the perpetual provocations of enormously-nuclear-armed Russia by every administration since the Clinton era in the 1990s, and especially during the Trump administration).



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'The BOSTONIAN'S Paying the EXCISE-MAN, or TARRING & FEATHERING' (1774) (How our forefathers responded to arrogant "Rule of Law defiers"...)


The willingness of some people to trade liberty for convenience is without limit...

Regarding "Tax Reform"



“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

January 19- In 1883, Roselle, New Jersey becomes the first town with a pole-strung electricity grid.  In 1920, the U.S. Senate votes to keep the United States out of the League of Nations.  In 1937, Howard Hughes set a record flying from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.  In 1977, snow falls in Miami, Florida-- the only time this has happened in the history of the city (the Bahamas got some that day, too).  In 1983, Apple announces its first computer with a GUI and a mouse.


Last Word

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution


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About The Author

Pete Hendrickson is possibly the most effective lawyer in history, even while never having set foot in a law school, nor ever being a card-carrying member of "the bar". He is the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare ‘contributions’ withheld from his earnings (along with all other property taken for federal taxes); further, since 2003 students of his legal analyses and arguments in ‘Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America’’ (CtC), and its sequel, 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?' have been routinely retaining and recovering billions of dollars which otherwise-- wrongly, but as a matter of course-- would have gone to federal or state government treasuries. This despite concerted efforts by government to suppress his work, and in some cases vigorously oppose the claims by his students.

Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across the country.

Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design, manufacture and installation firm.

Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the twelve years before his present full-time focus on the restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+ apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers. He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and distribution systems in four states, and designed and administered the company's website.

On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative force behind a small board- and card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several years.

Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next book.

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