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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

 

 

The Lost Horizons News

Mid-Edition Update for February 3, 2020

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Food For Thought

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Darryl Cooper Shares Around The Empowerment He Has Found

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An Outstanding Supreme Court Petition

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A Harmless Payment Statement

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Other Voices: 'The Establishment Doesn't Fear Trump, And It Doesn't Fear Bernie. It Fears You.'

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Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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"The preservation of a free government requires, not merely that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained, but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the great barrier which defends the rights of the people. The rulers who are guilty of such encroachment exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are TYRANTS. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them and are slaves….."

-James Madison

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“Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it political? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular – but one must take it simply because it is right.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Food For Thought

A collection of comments and observations concerning various current events.

DONALD TRUMP'S FAILURE to pardon Julian Assange (and Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden and others who have been targeted by the deep state for revealing its crimes), and to instead have his executive agencies target them for destruction, is proof positive that Trump is, himself, a part of that deep state. Certainly that behavior demonstrates that Trump is as willing as the worst of them to commit gross injustices in order to keep Americans in the dark about crimes committed against them directly, and against others in our name and with our resources.

In light of that fact, Trump really was the Manchurian candidate spoken of by some during the campaign in 2016. His presidency has murdered the notion that the rule of law can be saved from the "bipartisan" myth of the two-winged major-party vulture by an "outsider" (which he pretended to be). An assassin of hope, as it were.

This assassination is a good thing-- maybe the only good thing to come from Trump's emergence. That hope was always forlorn. While Leviathan remains, swollen and full of power, anyone taking high office in the state will be as bad as anyone else who does so, and it's important that everyone understands this.

CtC is the only real hope.

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SPEAKING OF TRUMP, I can't do a potpourri post like this one without mentioning the "impeachment" farce, in regard to which I can only ask, what did the Democrats expect when they relied on such a lame pair of offenses? That reliance is the best evidence going for the two-wing vulture, designed as it plainly is to serve as nothing more than the appearance of opposition.

The offenses are real offenses, don't get me wrong. But they are selected because they can be credibly dismissed by Trump supporters as partisan straw-grasping, while sparing from public attention the TRULY SERIOUS offenses of which Trump is guilty.

Those really serious offenses MUST be shielded because Obama was just as guilty, and every member of Congress in office longer than just a few years has been a co-conspirator in them, as well (or a worthless, silent and shameful bump-on-a-log as these crimes have been committed). A very brief list of examples of these real offenses can be found here (in an article written when the only talk about impeachment concerned offenses alleged in the Mueller report).

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SPEAKING OF JULIAN ASSANGE and the abuses he is facing, I have a suggestion for his legal team (which is slightly fanciful due to the expected reaction of the courts, but which would likely play well in the court of public opinion, at least). Here is the notion:

It is a positive defense to any criminal accusation that the action charged as a crime is not one if it was done out of necessity. The revelation of systematic war crimes and other related offenses by state-operators who have themselves concealed the crimes from public knowledge by self-serving "classification" is an act of self-defense and in the common defense (both especially when viewed in light of the enormous globe-spanning, aggressively-violent US-Leviathan footprint, and even more especially in light of that US Leviathan's known predisposition to unilateral assassination of inconvenient persons, Americans and non-Americans alike). Any act serving that defense interest is therefore legal (and especially any non-violent act).

Assange and his team, then, have two challenges. In addition to debunking the absurd argument that the United States is not constrained by the First Amendment in regard to him, Assange and his team need to keep the conversation focused on what he acted to reveal (such as this, among much, much else). A "legal due to necessity" argument-- both in the press during the extradition litigation period (which is now) and then in court as well, should it come to that-- can make that happen.

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CONTRARY TO WHAT IS CONTINUALLY OPINED even by those you would think would know better, keeping Iran from getting a nuke is NOT the impetus behind neocon aggression against that state. Iran has never been credibly shown to have any interest in such a thing (and has instead been very thoroughly shown to have no such interest).

The "Iran will never get a nuke on my watch" thing is just a hobgoblin-flog pretext for abusive behavior by the United States and Israel. It is cheap propaganda intended to suppress public disgust at that behavior by mendaciously suggesting that Iran is a potential threat to Americans, of a piece with the WMD bs about Iraq and "mushroom clouds over Manhattan".

The real interest of the abusers is ending Iran's support of the Assad regime in Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon (and to a lesser extent the Palestinians imprisoned in Gaza and the West Bank), each of which stands in the way of Israeli ambitions to seize additional territory or resources from its neighbors (one of the most significant and long-standing of which is discussed and documented here). This is why the demands by attack dogs like Mike Pompeo always include renunciation of Iran's right to its own foreign policy as their real substance, accompanied by window-dressing calls for the abandonment of nuclear ambitions that are well-known to not exist in the first place (and false allegations of Iranian support for "terrorists").

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FINALLY, I'VE BEEN AMUSED by the efforts of census-submission flacks to reassure Americans that nothing they reveal in the hugely intrusive questionnaires now arriving in mailboxes around the country will be abusively acquired by other government agencies-- because that would be illegal! Like, no government agency would ever wiretap anyone without even probable cause, much less a warrant, right?

I'm not saying that the census data will be abused-- how would I know? But I am seriously saying, "Come up with a better argument, people! That one is risible, and if it's really the best you've got, it leads me to be more concerned about the security of my information than if you had just kept your mouths shut."

"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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Remember 'War Games'?

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

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

See important related comments here.

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Darryl Cooper Shares Around The Empowerment He Has Found

...and the great story about how that happened!

DARRYL CAME ACROSS CtC by happy accident and recognized it as an answer to his prayers. Now this good American shares the liberation and empowerment with everyone else.

Great testimony and inspiration, Darryl!

BTW, YOU CAN FIND MORE videos like this here and on my YouTube channel here.

AND, HEY! DON'T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted, like Darryl's, and all the others? This is easy to do, and very important, and btw, though it's great if you do, these videos do NOT require that you have checks to show. See (and carefully read in their entirety) these guidelines and encouragements.

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams

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The Entire Legal And Practical Truth About The Income Tax In Three Short Sentences

Focus on these simple points and you can teach anyone the truth about the tax.

1. The income tax is an excise.

2. Excise taxes are taxes on the gainful exercise of privileges.

3. You probably didn't earn your money by exercising any taxable privilege (or earned very little that way).

Inarguable (and nowhere disputed) proof of the first two statements above can be found concisely spelled-out in this little 7-page document. Whether the third is true for any particular person can be determined by consulting this guide to understanding "income-taxable privilege".

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Daft And Despicable Deniers

What the hell is wrong with these people?!

CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE how abysmally stupid someone would have to be to continue to doubt or deny that CtC has revealed the actual, complete and insurmountable truth about the income tax in light of the overwhelming mountain of historical, legal, practical and logical evidence to the contrary? (Not to mention the outright lies and even ludicrous hoaxes the executive and some corrupt members of the judiciary have been caught at in desperate efforts to conceal the truth...)

Plainly any such denier must either be abysmally stupid or be an abysmally corrupt government official or other person who sees him or herself as benefitting from the lies about the tax by which America has suffered for 75 years now. Isn't this true?

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An Outstanding Supreme Court Petition

An "unpublished" evasion by the Ninth Circuit after an initial evasion by a tax court judge prompts a worthy response.

AS I HAVE SAID MANY TIMES, when bad guys slam the castle gates and hunker down in hope of outlasting the good guys (which some will inevitably do when knowledge of the truth is not yet widespread, and they can therefore tell themselves that they might get away with it), the good guys simply have to pound on those gates, over and over, in ever-growing numbers and with ever-growing force. We have one such hunker-down and one such pounding in progress.

Accomplished and stalwart warrior Brian Harriss (meet Brian here, here and here) got an, "I can't hear you" evasion by a tax court judge in response to his petition over two completely unsupported "deficiency" allegations. Then he got another from the Ninth Circuit issued as an "unpublished ruling" (read: "We can't risk having to conform to this indefensible piece of crap it in the future, so we're designating it as non-precedential..."). Brian is now shaming both devils with a powerful petition to the Supreme Court.

BRIAN'S PETITION REFLECTS an exceptional grasp of CtC's revelations and the voluminous supplemental scholarship I've published in 'Was Grandpa Really A Moron?' and here at losthorizons.com over the years. It also does a great job of parsing out and holding up for easy viewing the corrupt ploys, gimmicks and evasions resorted-to by a sweaty tax court intent on kneeling and serving Leviathan but faced with an educated litigant.

I recommend Brian's petition as very worthwhile reading for every CtC warrior. Find it here.

I ALSO STRONGLY SUGGEST that all CtC-educated lawyers consider amicus filings on behalf of this petition. An overview of the petitioning process can be found here; more on filing an amicus brief can be found here.

Will the Supremes have the integrity to stand up and vindicate their own well-settled jurisprudence in the face of Leviathan's corrupt "workaround"? Probably not.

The high court will likely take the escape hatch offered by the Ninth, whose "unpublished" ploy makes Brian and his wife and children the only victims of the bogus ruling. Allowing an injustice to be suffered by only one American family for the sake of avoiding a ruling which would upset a lot of well-connected apple-carts is a no-brainer for jurists who are themselves sporting some pretty heavily-vested apple-carts.

But amicus filings might help change that dynamic.

Everyone else should do all that is possible to get legal professionals and journalists to read Brian's petition. A strong buzz is even better than a strong amicus brief.

Btw, while I'm in a "recommendations" mode, let me recommend Antonin Scalia's excellent book 'Making Your Case' to the attention of anyone queuing up to do an amicus brief (and to anyone at all with an interest in persuasive brief-writing). A good friend gave me a copy years ago and I found it very useful. You will, too.

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A Harmless Worker Payment Statement

...well, at least a quick sketch of what such a thing might look like...

I WAS ASKED RECENTLY (just yesterday, in fact) what might constitute a suitable statement of payments made to a worker by a business that wished to furnish such a thing to any interested parties (especially the worker) while not creating support for invalid presumptions. I hadn't a chance to spend much time on the matter, but came up with the following as what I might use if I had occasion to do such a thing:

"[The company] paid $XXXXX.XX to [the worker] for services rendered as a company-directed worker during the course of 20__. [The company] also diverted amounts owed by the company to [the worker] as follows: $XXXXX.XX to the United States under the label of "federal income tax withheld", $XXXX.XX to the United States under the label of "Social security tax withheld" and $XXXX.XX to the United States under the label of "Medicare tax withheld"; and $XXXX.XX to [worker's state] under the label of "state income tax".

The creation and/or furnishing of this report is not to be taken as an assertion, allegation or statement or expression of any conclusion regarding the tax-relevance of the payments made, the activities for which the payments were made, or the fact that diversions took place.

I affirm under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct.

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Just a rough sketch, quickly done. But perhaps it will inspire anyone actually needing such an instrument...

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"A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him."

-Ezra Pound

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Did you know…

…The US may be the only country in the world where people working in the non-federal private sector must commit perjury in order to owe and pay ‘God’s things to Caesar’?

If you work in the private sector, stop falsely swearing that your private-sector earnings are federal “income”1. Perjury is a crime. Exercise the law’s provision for protecting your private-sector earnings from the 154-year-old2 indirect excise known as the federal income tax. Rebut fraudulent allegations made by your payers regarding the legal nature of your work and the earnings derived therefrom, so that you pay only your fair share. Join the hundreds of thousands of honest, law-abiding Americans who have been doing so for more than a decade. Learn how for free at losthorizons.com.

1--“We must reject… …the broad contention submitted in behalf of the government that all receipts—everything that comes in—are income…”.

United States Supreme Court, So. Pacific v. Lowe, 247 U.S. 330, (1918)

2—The income tax in the United States was first instituted into law on July 1, 1862, during Lincoln’s presidency under the excise laws of the United States. The preamble to the 1939 Internal Revenue Code traces its roots to this original income tax law.

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Other Voices:

Important guest observations and commentary with an important afterword by Yours Truly

 

The Establishment Doesn't Fear Trump, And It Doesn't Fear Bernie. It Fears You.

by Caitlin Johnstone

During the George W Bush administration it was popular in conspiracy circles to speculate that events might be orchestrated which would allow the Bush family to complete a coup against the US Constitution and hold on to power indefinitely.

Such paranoia and suspicion of government power in the wake of the extraordinary post-9/11 advancements in Orwellian surveillance programs and unprecedented military expansionism were perfectly understandable, but predictions that the younger Bush would not cede power at the end of his second term proved incorrect. In today’s hysterical Trump-centric political environment we now see mainstream voices in mainstream outlets openly advancing the same conspiratorial speculations about the current administration, and those will prove incorrect as well.

What these paranoid presidential prognostications get wrong is not their extreme suspicion of government, but their assumption that America’s real power structures require a certain president to be in place in order to advance depraved totalitarian agendas. As anyone paying attention knows, intense suspicion of the US government is the only sane position that anyone can possibly have; the error is in assuming that there is no mechanism in place to ensure that the same agendas carry forward from one presidential administration to the next.

"Schiff dwelling on the fact that Trump departed from the talking points prepared for him by national security officials so he could act "contrary to official US policy," which is to "deter Russian adventurism." Glad to know even the president is not permitted to change US policy"

— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 23, 2020

In a sense, the conspiracy theories about a Bush coup were actually correct: the Bush administration didn’t truly end. All of its imperialist, power-serving agendas remained in place and were expanded under the apparent oversight of the following administration. The same thing happened after the Obama administration, and the same thing–whether in 2021 or 2025–will happen after the Trump administration. The disturbing fact of the matter is that if you ignore election dates and just look at the numbers and raw data of US government behavior over the years, you can’t really tell who is president or which political party is in power at any given point in time.

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

 

Afterword

JOHNSTONE NAILS IT. I hope everyone adds for themselves the last paragraph Johnstone unfortunately doesn't know to add, regarding the application of the CtC remedy as the singular means by which the large-scale awakening of which she speaks can be effectively (not to mention non-violently) translated into action and success.

Here's a good tool to use in making that all happen. Post, email, share, tweet, whatever, with an encouraging introduction for the little two-page doc. Who isn't going to open and read a mere two-page .pdf, if you introduce it as, for instance, a must-read that will free the recipient from financing the military-industrial-congressional complex (and instead let them keep their hard-earned in their own pockets, like you do)?

C'mon, people. This is your chance to be a real-life superhero and make things right for you and your kids.

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A New Policy

I HAVE DONE MY BEST to lead this country to liberty from the mis-applied income tax. I have labored hard. I've shed a lot of sweat, a fair bit of blood and more than a few tears. But I seem to be pretty poor at that kind of work.

When I have asked all of you for what I firmly believe is a necessary resource to move the ball downfield and give all of us the best chance at justice and an end to the assault on the rule of law-- simple testimonial videos requiring nothing from any of you but the phone in your pocket and three minutes of speaking from the heart-- I have had only a handful of people answer my call.

I CAN'T KEEP GOING THIS WAY. I have to be able to turn my attention away from writing new persuasive or skepticism-addressing articles week after week, and toward research, analysis and educational presentations that will benefit everyone already in this community. I need time to do some suing, and to bring together the resources and talent toward that end.

As said, it is my firm belief that your testimonial videos are the resource that I need to make big things happen, and they are unquestionably the thing I need to allow me to turn my attention away from trying to get horses to drink at the waterhole to which I have led them. Your words, in your great numbers and all in your own different ways, will do that better than anything I write possibly could.

And yet, you are not providing them. This, despite my having been asking you for them for many years now.

Therefore, with enormous reluctance, I am making portions of this website restricted access only. People have been urging me to do this for years now, telling me I should impose a charge to access my work-product, so as to enable me to keep producing.

I have never been inclined to charge fees for access. I ask for donations, and will continue to do that, and if they do not come, then I will conclude that my work is of no value to anyone, and I will close shop.

But I now WILL charge a special something for access to some key portions of that work.

Opening selected pages on losthorizons.com comprising higher level legal resources now requires the submission of qualifying testimonial videos, as discussed, described and demonstrated here. The videos must be accompanied by scans of a recent educated filing along with responsive documents from the IRS, whether in the form of a check, a notice identifying and reflecting the filed return, or "return" and "account" transcripts for the year for which the return was filed. Names must be shown in full.

Similarly, if an email comes my way asking for guidance or assistance, I had better already have your video posted.

I HATE TO PLAY IT THIS WAY. But I want to win.

I'll tell you a story from when I was coaching my kids in soccer. Both of my kids at a certain age in their careers had run into a wall common to all but the very exceptional. They had gotten to be pretty good, and they wanted to enjoy the benefits of their hard work. But the arrival of this interest coincided with a new self-consciousness which made them reluctant to risk failing and looking foolish. So, they were hanging back from seizing the main chance when it appeared, and driving for the goal.

My solution was to post on the wall of our dining room a couple of simple points about self-discipline, the chief of which is this: You can't score a goal if you don't take a shot.

That's how it is here, too. If you don't stand up, you are laying down, and you'll never score that goal.

Here is what my kids live by now, in their own version of that lesson. I hear it from them all the time as they excel (accompanied by the sound of a father's breast swelling with pride): Go hard, or go home.

You, too. Go hard, or go home. Send those videos.

Do I ask for a lot? I want your victories to post, your financial support, your efforts at spreading the word, and your beautiful faces and inspiring words, too. It IS a lot.

But it's not too much. I'll let Thomas Paine explain:

"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”

Fear nothing but God.

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What Makes YOU A Warrior For The Truth?

We each have our reasons, and our story. It's time, and it's needed, for you to share yours with the world.

 

"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

What does it for you?

Is it simply because no moral and upstanding person has any choice when it comes to telling the truth over his or her signature, whether on tax forms or anywhere else?

Is it recognition of the critical importance of the rule of law, and the knowledge that if everybody leaves its caretaking to someone else, it will soon be lost to us completely?

Is it the money?

Maybe it's just simple respect for your own rights as a human being, who is not and cannot be not involuntarily subordinated to others?

Maybe it's just simple respect for your general civic responsibility to be the grown-up and enforce frugality and restraint on a big, powerful creature of our own devising which otherwise is like a badly-raised teenage boy given whiskey and car keys and let loose on the road to wreak havoc?

Or is it, perhaps, a more acute anxiety that if our bonfire of a state isn't damped, and quickly, it'll soon burn down the house around us all?

What IS it that firms up your jaw and stiffens your resolve?

It's time to take off the bushel and share your light!

I would like you to think about what it is that motivates you for a few moments (or all day, if you like), and then send me your thoughts. I want to put YOUR reasons to work inspiring folks who don't yet understand what this is all about.

In this day and age, the most effective way for you to share your thinking for the benefit of others is to video-record yourself talking about how you feel, and explaining what inspires and motivates YOU.

All you need is a webcam or cell-phone equipped with a camera. If you don't have, or know how to use, one of these, have a friend help. (And if you use a cell-phone, please have the orientation horizontal, not vertical-- that is, so that the screen of the phone on which you are watching yourself while taping looks like a TV or movie screen.)

If needed, write a little script for yourself. Better, though, to just speak extemporaneously, after spending a little time sorting out your thoughts and getting down into your heart. Perhaps make it a video of someone in your family, or a close friend, interviewing you.

Dress "business casual". Be well-groomed.

Keep yourself to no more than 2 or 3 minutes, and keep in mind that the purpose is not to educate, but to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE. Your video will be one of many to be shared. If you need to go longer to really say your piece, go for it (but long or short I may edit if something strikes me as wandering or off-key or unacceptable).

You needn't feel any obligation to be profound, and you shouldn't try to explain anything about the law, other than to say that you have read it and you know it's on your side. You just need to be sincere, and uplifting. Your object is to make your audience want to have what you have, and to be where you are in your heart.

Don't talk to ME, or to others in the CtC-educated community. Make remarks that are suited to the NON-CtC-educated community, and at the same time, be mindful that you're speaking to an audience that doesn't yet know ANYTHING about the subject, and whose first reaction is, "This must be illegal; this must be dangerous; this is too good to be true." You want to pull that audience right past such things, and straight to a focus on truth, morality, and our American heritage of liberty and the rule of law.

Remember: INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE, ENERGIZE.

Speak about rights. Speak about morality, and the obligation of a grown-up and responsible person to speak the truth and to enforce the Constitution. Speak about everyone's duty to give to God what is God's, always, and to Caesar only what is really Caesar's. Speak of your obligation to respect yourself, and to look out for the current and future well-being of your children and your fellow citizens. Speak of CtC, and what its information has done for your understanding and resolve. Show the book.

If you have had victories, describe them. Better still, show them, if possible.

Be clear about just what you accomplished: EVERYTHING back-- Social Security, Medicare and all; a "notice of deficiency" closing notice; an on-paper agreement or acknowledgment that your earnings weren't subject to the tax and everything withheld or paid-in was an "overpayment"; a transcript showing all $0s; or whatever happened.

When you speak of state victories, name the state. If you had to overcome balkiness from a tax agency before winning any victory, describe that, too!

If you're in a battle now, speak of your resolve to uphold the law, come what may. If you haven't yet begun to act, speak of your decision to do so, and your plans.

Remember, your purpose is to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE.

If you're dealing with ongoing balkiness, describe that, too, if you wish-- but be sure to explain why you're not discouraged, and why you are not standing down, not slinking back into the barn, and not choosing to endorse the lies.

Identify yourself. Anonymity is for criminals and self-doubters, not CtC warriors. Naming yourself is a requirement, and your name will appear as a subtitle on the video when I prepare it for posting, in any event.

Mention what you do for a living, whether you're a doctor, homemaker, lawyer, trucker, IT guy or gal, or a retiree or student. Help people understand that the company of grown-up activist Americans they are being invited to join cuts across all demographics and all interests-- with the common denominator being respect for the law and love of the principles on which this great country was founded.

This is your chance to get a LOT accomplished.

We've all had frustrating occasions of trying to explain all this to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, only to pile up against the wall of a mind not yet ready to listen and learn. Here is your chance to address a self-selected audience of folks who have themselves decided that it's time for them to begin paying attention, and have clicked on your testimonial for exactly that reason.

Further, think about this: You want judges, bureaucrats, CPAs, lawyers, the HR people where you work, your pastors, your neighbors and everyone else to acknowledge the truth about the tax openly and straightforwardly. How and why would these folks do this if YOU won't?

You want these folks to learn the truth. Why would they even recognize that there is a truth to be learned if you won't attest to having learned it yourself? You've got to stand up, face forward and chin up and tell these folks that you have studied and checked and verified and seen the evidence and seen the government evasions and you know that the tax is not the capitation that the beneficiary government wants everyone to think it is but a benign, strictly limited thing, and that they need to study and learn that, too.

Again, if you have victories to show, that's nice, and powerful, too. But you don't have to have victories to display in order to declare your knowledge of what the law says. I've never flown around the world, but I've seen the evidence and considered the arguments, and I'm not hesitant to declare it a sphere...

Even those of you who haven't yet studied CtC have surely read this short document, and have verified everything in it for yourself. You should therefore be declaring its veracity and its message, loud and proud. Again, if you won't say it, how can you hope that others will ever even bother to look at the facts?

Be the change you want to see in the world, or there won't be any change.

So, please make and send those videos right away! You can share them with me via a cloud-based drive space like OneDrive.Live.com or GoogleDrive (if you do GoogleDrive you MUST give access permission to stategroups@losthorizons.com), or mail DVDs to me at 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382, or even email to me if each file is no more than 20 megs (and you can break a video up if need be-- I can reassemble them). Render as .mpg or mp4, if possible; if not, send them how you have them and I'll make them work.

BTW: An encouraging and inspiring video will earn you access to the restricted pages on losthorizons.com and membership in the National Forum if you have also sent me a recent educated federal filing and IRS response (or relevant "return" or "account" transcript). I will be the judge of whether your submissions qualify for access, but if you do your best you should do fine.

Remember, the restoration of institutional respect for individual rights and the rule of law depends on enough individuals insisting upon it. Do your part to let those starting to rub the sleep from their eyes know that there is a community already waiting for their fellowship with open arms and open hearts and shining spirits.

See how some of your fellow warriors for the truth have done their parts in videos sent over the years, many of which are posted here.

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams

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Critical Inquiries for a New American Century

Bob’s Bicycles

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Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Scheme Is As Easy As Falling Off A Bike

To get an idea of how today's "income" tax scheme works, try this little exercise:

Think of the federal government as a guy named Bob, who lives down the street from you in a town that is really big on bicycles. Bikes get used for commuting, deliveries, shopping, etc.. In fact, other than walking, bicycles are the exclusive form of transportation in your town.

Your neighbor Bob has a by-the-mile bicycle-renting business-- "Bob's Bicycles". Bob's Bicycles is far and away the biggest business in town.

Part of Bob’s success is because he does a lot of contract business. However, Bob doesn't just get paid by riders who have signed an agreement with him, or even just those using Bob's bikes. Bob gets something every time anybody in town does any riding at all, through an odd combination of circumstances that took many years to come together.

Here's how it happened...

Bob's Bicycles was launched long ago by the great grandfather of the present Bob (Bob IV). Great Grandpa Bob started out not only with a main location for his contract business-- he also had the bright idea of setting up spots around town where he parked some of his bikes for use by the more occasional rider, on an "honor system". Anyone could take and use one of these bikes, but they were expected to keep track of their mileage, and send Bob a "1040 Mileage Ridden/Rent Due Form" (and the appropriate rent), periodically. The initial design of the form was like this:

I, ______________, rode a Bob's Bicycle a total of _____ miles this year.

At Bob's rental rate of $.15 per mile, I owe Bob $______

I said that Great Grandpa Bob planned to deal with these occasional riders on the "honor system", and that's true. But he liked his money, too, and didn't want to miss anything that was due him. So, after setting up the "self-serve" locations, Great Grandpa Bob went around handing out "W-2, 1099 or K-1 Rider Reporting Forms" to every other business in town. The forms-- accompanied by notices that if Bob didn't get his rent from someone riding a bicycle in connection with any business, he would sue the company involved-- said:

Click here to enjoy the rest of this illuminating little parable

(...and if you want to see a liberating transformation take place THIS YEAR, forward this file to everyone in your address book.)

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You Can’t Fight Well When You Don’t Know What You’re Fighting About

If you are having an argument with the IRS or any other tax agency,

  • You are NOT being presumed to have made “corporate profit”.

  • You are NOT being alleged to have received “foreign income”.

  • You are NOT entangled in an invisible “adhesion contract”.

  • You are NOT being obligated by a law whose subject is never identified.

You are being targeted because REAL EVIDENCE exists that YOU PERSONALLY HAD “INCOME” to which the revenue laws apply-- even though that evidence is almost certainly incorrect, and CAN be corrected.

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Do You Know What Happens When YOU Decide To "Let Someone Else Do It"?

NOTHING.

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do."

-Everett Hale

(...and every other person who ever really deserved liberty)

 

"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."

-Daniel Webster

 

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow

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Doing A Little High-Payoff Math

IF EACH PERSON receiving this newsletter each week distributed as few as 100 of any of the great outreach tools featured here to co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members (or just strangers on the street, in the mall, etc...), we could have SEVERAL MILLION new Americans suddenly introduced to the liberating truth about the tax!

Just like that! In one week!

C'mon, people, let's roll on this!

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

‑Dale Carnegie

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A Few Tips For Making Best Use Of This WebSite

USE THE SITE MAP!!!

USE THE SITE SEARCH!!!

When directed to a page by topic or link, read everything.

I know that this can mean the investment of a lot of time, attention and effort, but although some may imagine otherwise, I don't write as much as I do because I can't think of any other way to spend my time...

Furthermore, when you encounter a hyperlink within, or associated with, the text you are reading, follow it!

It is pretty common these days for web-based material to be littered with hyperlinks. Sometimes the purpose is to provide definitions or examples, in order to ensure that folks reading the original material aren't presented with a word or reference which they don't understand. Sometimes the links lead to illustrations pertinent to the original text.

It is common-- and perfectly understandable-- for folks who are confident that they are familiar with language or references within the main text they are reading to get in the habit of skipping over included links. I do it all the time, myself!

However, I very rarely include links for definitional or explanatory purposes; and when I DO make a link out of text in one page it is generally to another self-contained page, rather than merely illustrative material. These other pages contain material the clear understanding of which I deem highly important for the proper and complete understanding of the original page. (Links to CtC, the Victories pages, CtC Warriors and so on are obvious exceptions to this general rule. On the other hand, a link to the victory Highlights or 'Every Which Way But Loose' pages, which might seem like such exceptions, are not. The special selection of victories on those pages, and the filed docs and tax-agency correspondences included therewith, themselves constitute highly instructive material which merits careful attention. Thus care needs to be taken in all cases.)

Please make a habit of clicking on all provided links and at least looking briefly to ensure that the linked page is one with which you are completely familiar from another study session.

Finally, please keep in mind that, annoying though it may seem at first blush (but not, I trust, upon reflection), I constantly tweak material already posted. Obviously this doesn't mean that every page is in flux at all times, but it does mean that if you are directed to a page that IS familiar, it's worthwhile to read it through again if it's been a while since your last having done so.

Selected Features From Recent Editions:

A Great Opening Victory For 2020

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Other Voices:

How To Avoid Swallowing War Propaganda; On "Normal" In A Nation-State; and Who's To Blame For Flight 752?

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So, What Do You Think? Is It Getting Serious Enough Yet?

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A Great New Video Sharing A Lot Of Inspiration And A Fistful Of Victories

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Other Voices: '2020 Vision... US Opens New Year With Act Of War'

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So. It's "Tea Party" Day...

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What I Want For Christmas

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A Few Words About The Brilliance Of The Founders

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Other Voices: '5 Infuriating Takeaways From The 'Afghanistan Papers'

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How We Get To Real Victory-- An Outstanding State Group Shows The Way

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Another Fine Victory For An Excellent Warrior Couple

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Keep Your Eyes Clear

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Other Voices: 'Media Looks Away As House Approves Warrantless Spying'

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Only One Thing Can Prevent CtC's Revelations From Crushing Leviathan

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Have You Encountered A Commentary (Or Commentator) Criticizing US Involvement In Ukraine (Or In Bolivia; Or Its Abuse Of Julian Assange; Or...)?

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A Nice Story From An Old Email And From A New One

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Regarding The Power Of Impeachment

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Other Voices: 'The Blob: Still Chasing After Pax Americana'

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So, You're A "Tax Professional" And You Come Face-To-Face With The Truth...

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A Few Words About Hypocrites For Assange

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Other Voices: 'Wikileaks Exposes OPCW Falsifications Of Evidence'

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A Victory Post By Special Request

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Some Further Comments On The 'Kestin' Ruling

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Steven Miranda Shares Victories And Inspiring Words

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

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The Art Of The Squirrel

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

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Other Voices: 'Impeach All The Presidents'

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Remember 'War Games'?

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An Especially Pleasing Victory

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Steve Stackelhouse On Learning And Using The Liberating Truth

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Dealing With "Frivolous" Threats

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Bringing The Cleansing Storm

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A Great Set Of Victories-- With A Message

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Fake "Fake List" FRP Hoax Assaults

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Another Criminal Practice By The IRS

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A Very Serious Question For Everyone

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Why CtC Is The Only Remedy To Leviathan

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Thwarting Judicial Corruption With 'Constitutional Avoidance' Doctrine

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Why Congress Will Never "Just Pass A Law" Enacting The "Ignorance Tax"

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See Prior Editions In Their Entirety:

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BTW, Don't Miss These Items Of Interest:

Regarding State Group Membership

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The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart

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Why Are You Not Doing This?

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Project Paradigm-Shift

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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A "Pragmatic" Perspective On The Tax And The Rule Of Law

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And Hey! Don't miss the great stuff in the main page of this edition!

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 3- In 1690, the Massachusetts colonial government issues the American continent's first paper "money".  In 1809, the Illinois Territory is formed.  In 1913, the 16th Amendment-- the most deliberately misrepresented Constitutional amendment of all, bar none-- is declared ratified.  All the amendment did was overrule the limited effect of the Pollock v. Farmer's Loan & Trust ruling by the Supreme Court in 1895, which had prevented dividends and rent connected with the exercise of federal privilege from being subject to the tax like other "income" had been for decades based on a view the court took of their relationship of those particular gains to the sources from which they are derived.  To learn the whole story of the 16th Amendment, click here.  In 1940, Pierre Laval is installed as head of government in Vichy, France, by the occupying Nazis.  In 1959, the music dies in Iowa.  In 1966, the unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft successfully lands on the Moon.  In 1969, Yasser Arafat is appointed head of the PLO by the Palestinian National Congress.  In 1971, Frank Serpico is shot, but survives to testify about the drug-war-fueled corruption of fellow New York City police officers.

 

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

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The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC Is Now Available!

Btw, a copy of CtC from anywhere except the link above may not be a current edition. CHECK. It matters. Also, there ARE no e-book, Kindle or .pdf versions of CtC. Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for free-- any such thing.

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A Very Serious Question For Everyone

One that is very hazardously going unanswered...

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 4- In 1789, George Washington is unanimously elected first President of the United States by the Electoral College.  In 1792, Washington is unanimously re-elected.  In 1801, John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.  In 1861, delegates from six of the seceding states form the Confederate States of America.  In 1899, the Philippine-American War begins (a resistance of the Philippine population against American annexation of the country in which over a million Philippine citizens will be killed).

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A Wise Warrior With An Uplifting Message

DON LA VIGNE, a long-time warrior and real American grown-up, shares a nice and inspiring testimonial on what CtC has done for him for over nine years now:

"Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked."

-Proverbs 25:26

 

"A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 5- In 1778, South Carolina becomes the first of the several states to ratify the Articles of Confederation.  In 1918, Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German plane in a dogfight-- the first aerial victory for the U.S. military.  In 1919, United Artists is formed by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith.  In 1958, the U.S. loses a hydrogen bomb (still unrecovered) off the coast of Savannah, Georgia.  In 1968, the Battle of Khe Sanh begins.  In 1971, Apollo 14 lands on the Moon.  In 1988, CIA-asset-turned-Panamanian-strongman Manuel Noriega is indicted on "drug smuggling" and "money laundering" charges.

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See Who's Been Lying About The Tax

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How Do You Know When The State Is Lying?

An old joke, but in regard to this deceiver, not a laughing matter at all.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 6- In 1782, South Carolina bans paper money, after a thorough lesson in its inherent and unavoidable evils.  In 1788, Massachusetts becomes the sixth of the several states to ratify the United States Constitution and authorize the new version of the federal government, under the charter of which the federal government is given no authority to emit bills of credit or other paper "money", but may only coin money-- a limited authority in harmony with the identical prescription that the several states may not emit bills of credit, nor make any thing but gold or silver a tender in payment of debts.  In 1815, New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter (for a line between New Brunswick and Trenton).  In 1959, the first patent is issued for an integrated circuit; and a Titan ICBM is successfully test-fired for the first time.  In 1989, the "Roundtable" talks begin in Poland, marking the beginning of the end of communist domination of Eastern Europe.

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““When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith.

-Abraham Kuyper

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Assessing The Damage From The Misapplication Of The Income Tax

Man, are young Americans getting ripped off...!

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them, and these will continue till they have been resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."

-Frederick Douglass

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A Michigan Version Of The "Watching The Watchmen" Amendment Has Been Proposed

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 7- In 1795, the Eleventh Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.  In 1904, a fire breaks out in Baltimore, Maryland which will burn for 30 hours and destroy more than 1,500 buildings.  The city rebuilds and moves on without the assistance of FEMA.  Mayor Robert Lane declares, "To suppose that the spirit of our people will not rise to the occasion is to suppose that our people are not genuine Americans. We shall make the fire of 1904 a landmark not of decline but of progress." He refused all offers of assistance, stating, "As head of this municipality, I cannot help but feel gratified by the sympathy and the offers of practical assistance which have been tendered to us. To them I have in general terms replied, 'Baltimore will take care of its own, thank you.'".  In 1962, the United States bans all imports from, and exports to, Cuba.  In 1964, the Beatles arrive in America.  In 1990, the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to relinquish its monopoly on power in the USSR.  In 1991, the IRA fires mortar rounds at Britain's Prime Ministerial offices at 10 Downing Street, London.  In 1992, the European Union is created with the signing of the Maastricht Treaty.

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Poisonous Pieties

Now click here to learn the truth about the myths that have kept you from knowing the truth about the income tax

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Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign

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A Few Good Folks With Good and Important Things To Say:

Find this film on YouTube at youtu.be/K0CYo57I3ks

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WANTED! Your Article!!

Sharpen those quills, people!

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Why Aren't People Suing?

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Give Yourself A 30% Raise: A New Flyer

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The Crime of the Misapplied Income Tax

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 8- In 1692, a doctor in Salem Village, Massachusetts suggests that two daughters of the village minister may be suffering from bewitchment.  In 1865, Delaware votes to reject the Thirteenth Amendment and continue the practice of slavery.  In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America is incorporated.  In 1922, the first radio is installed in the White House by President Warren Harding.  In 1978, United States Senate proceedings are broadcast on radio for the first time.  In 1993, General Motors (then a private company) sues NBC over a "Dateline" episode, alleging that the show's producers rigged GM vehicles to catch fire after crashes.  NBC settles the next day.

There IS "A Law" By Which You Can Be Made Liable, And This Is How It Works

Now Learn How To Be Master Of The Situation

See the Proof

Photographed on 1-70 in Missouri. America is waking up.

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

Click here to take the test

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CtC Videos And Audio Resources

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"Never must thou take up a false cry, or join hands with the guilty by giving false witness in their favor. Never must thou follow with the crowd in doing wrong, or be swayed by many voices so as to give false judgment; even pity for the poor must not sway thee when judgment is to be given."

-Ex-Exodus 23:1-3

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 9- In 1737, Thomas Paine is born.  In 1775, the British Parliament declares Massachusetts to be in rebellion.  In 1861, Jefferson Davis is elected Provisional President of the Confederate States of America.  In 1889, the USDA is established as a cabinet-level federal agency.  In 1942, Daylight Savings Time goes into effect in the United States.  In 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy declares the United States States Department to be riddled with communists.  In 1965, the first United States ground combat troops begin making their way to South Vietnam (there had been "advisors" there for some time already).  In 1991, Lithuania declares independence from the USSR.

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"Those who will not reason, are bigots; those who cannot, are fools; and those who dare not, are slaves."

-George Gordon (Lord) Byron