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Current Events and Continuing Education for February 10, 2019

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

-James Madison

 

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From when the rot was less advanced,

A Welcome Tartness From A Chief Judge Of The Fifth Circuit

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Heart-felt inspiration and encouragement from a real American grown-up:

Patrick Malloy Shares His Journey To The Liberating Truth

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Modern Feminism's Hated Enemy: Womanhood'

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

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:

February 10- In 1933, New York City's Postal Telegraph Co. introduces the "Singing Telegram".  In 1962, captured United States spy Francis Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.  In 1996, 'Deep Blue' becomes the first computer to defeat a chess grandmaster (Garry Kasparov).

 

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

  

Fear nothing but God's judgment as to your honesty and your courage

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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

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Hey, People!! Start making plans for the 13th (and perhaps last) Declaration Day Party, July 4, 2020!!

A Welcome Tartness From A Chief Judge Of The 5th Circuit

...while reminding us that IRS "revenue rulings" are just snow-jobs with zero authority.

PUTTING TOGETHER TOOLS LAST SUMMER for a refund lawsuit against the IRS (in which he and his wife Denise just last week defeated a corrupt government motion to dismiss), New Jersey warrior Vito Manente dug up a nice ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning the legal authority of IRS "Revenue Rulings":

The government makes three main contentions in this case, namely, (1) Revenue Ruling 59-371 controlled and required the plaintiff to withhold taxes from the "per diem payments," (2) the determination of the Commissioner that the payments were wages is presumed to be correct and plaintiff failed to overcome it, and (3) a proper interpretation of Sections 3401(a) and 3402(a) of the Code requires the payments to be considered as wages. We will consider these arguments in the order named.

1. Revenue Ruling 59-371 is not Controlling

The government argues that Revenue Ruling 59-371, 1959-2 Cum.Bull. 236, has the force and effect of law. We do not agree. A ruling is merely the opinion of a lawyer in the agency and must be accepted as such. It may be helpful in interpreting a statute, but it is not binding on the Secretary or the courts. It does not have the effect of a regulation or a Treasury Decision. Helvering v. New York Trust Co., 292 U.S. 455, 54 S. Ct. 806, 78 L. Ed. 1361 (1934); Biddle v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 302 U.S. 573, 58 S. Ct. 379, 82 L. Ed. 431 (1938); Sims v. United States, 4 Cir. 1958, 252 F.2d 434, aff'd. 359 U.S. 108, 79 S. Ct. 641, 3 L. Ed. 2d 667 (1959); Bartels v. Birmingham, 332 U.S. 126, 67 S. Ct. 1547, 91 L. Ed. 1947 (1947), and United States v. Bennett, 5 Cir. 1951, 186 F.2d 407. In the case last cited, Chief Judge Hutcheson stated that such a ruling had: * * * [N]o more binding or legal force than the opinion of any other lawyer, * * *. [Id. at 410.]

Stubbs, Overbeck & Associates, Inc., v. United States, 445 F.2d 1142 (5th Cir. 1971)

Just so. The only "legal" significance of an IRS revenue ruling is in that the IRS can be bound to conform its own arguments in court to its own "rulings", as held in this case-- a fact that might furnish good opportunities for entertainment to any diligent and thoughtful research spelunker....

OF COURSE, IT'S A SHAME that Vito's fine gold-mining was necessary, but it was. The fact is, despite the common-sense character of the Fifth Circuit's observation, the IRS routinely tries to mislead folks-- including judges, as in the case above-- into imagining that its self-serving nonsense qualifies as actual "rulings" in any meaningful sense of the word.

To pick a prominent example, look at the agency's heavily-deployed propaganda package labeled 'The Truth About Frivolous Tax Arguments', which is routinely sent as a front-line defense of the "ignorance tax" scheme to folks just beginning to suspect that all is not as the government would like them to believe in regard to the income tax. This collection relies on the IRS's own self-serving statements as "authority" for its contentions about various elements of tax law fully 25 times.

Emphasizing the snow-job character of the exercise, these "revenue ruling" contentions are usually followed by citations to court cases meant to be taken as "support" for the validity of whatever is being said. But these cited cases only say things varyingly similar to the contentions made (or even just apparently similar, based on the inadequate information of a custom-trimmed, out-of-context excerpt), and in law, any difference is complete difference.

Those already alert to IRS mendacity will recognize this even without further investigation, by virtue of the fact that the supposedly-supporting judicial rulings are not simply quoted directly for the contention the tax agency is advancing. Sadly, those not yet alert will be taken in, as they are meant to be.

LET'S LOOK AT THE ONE EXAMPLE of the misrepresentations described above, in which an effort is made to falsely assert that "includes" as used in tax law has the effect of adding listed objects to a retained common-meaning of the word being given a statutory definition:

No CtC-educated person argues that the federal government can tax only employees of the federal government, of course, so this "contention" appears at the gate to be just a routine debunk of hoary "tax honesty" nonsense, and of no interest to any educated filer. But as is often the case in these IRS publications, several different elements are intertwined in order to slip some "ignorance tax"-serving false in with the true.

In this case the false appears at the end, just above the "Rev. Rul." citation:

Thus, the word "includes" as used in the definition of "employee" is a term of enlargement, not of limitation. It makes federal employees and officials a part of the definition of "employee", which generally includes private citizens.

This statement is completely false.

INDEED, WHAT IS MEANT TO BE SUGGESTED by the IRS's false statement has been expressly debunked by the courts repeatedly over the years. That's why the only "authority" cited for it is "Rev. Rul. 2006-18, 2006-1" (and Cumulative Bulletin 743).

The truth is, "includes" is a term of LIMITED enlargement, as held in actual judicial ruling after actual judicial ruling for nearly 100 years.

In fact, as shown in those actual judicial rulings on the subject, federal employees and officials are not "a part of the definition" of "employee". They ARE the definition of "employee" in tax law.

This legal reality was helpfully highlighted in the Federal Register of Tuesday, September 7, 1943, page 12267, with this entry reflecting the enactment of § 2(a) of The Current Tax Payment Act of 1943 (by which § 1621(c)-- now represented at 26 U.S.C. § 3401(c)-- was added to the IRC of 1939):

As said here in very plain English, the term "employee" at 1621(c) (now 3401(c)) includes every individual performing services under the "legal relationship of employer and employee". The specifically-included examples of the class so described are exclusively government officers and employees.

OF COURSE, AS IS TYPICAL of these "revenue ruling" misrepresentations, a couple of references to rulings by actual courts over the years are provided after the "contention" reproduced above (see them here). While some of the excerpts offer varyingly direct support for the fact that federal employees aren't the only people subject to the income tax (a no-brainer in any event) none offer support for the "revenue ruling" assertion about the meaning of includes.

Even the one snippet of language that seems to come closest to doing so-- the bit teased out of the much abused 1984 Latham ruling-- does not, when carefully read. In fact, the carefully nuanced language (and the couple of outright lies) of these "supporting rulings" (or of references thereto)-- along with the manifest inability of the IRS to come up with even a single judicial ruling actually saying what it means to be believed-- just emphasize the mendacity of the revenue ruling contention about "includes".

(Further, of course, even if any of these lower court rulings DID say what the IRS wants taken from its "revenue ruling" contention, they would simply represent faults in those courts in light of the contrary Supreme Court jurisprudence and plain language of the relevant law. But none do.)

WELL, I'M GETTING ALL WOUND UP HERE, and I've got to watch my blood pressure. So, as much fun as it is, I'll wrap up this little slap-around of IRS bs.

I'm going to let Chief Judge Hutcheson close this one for me with the very lemony complete statement he makes in United States v. Bennett in 1951. The Stubbs court had extracted the technical substance of that statement, but it is the rest that contains the real heart of what Hutcheson is observing.

Scornfully summarizing the IRS argument being made in the case, here is how Hutcheson puts it: "On the basis of these rulings of the Income Tax Unit of the Bureau, made to order for the commissioner by his legal staff, and having no more binding or legal force than the opinion of any other lawyer, the collector claims..."

"[M]ade to order for the commissioner by his legal staff..."

Yup. Well said, Judge Hutcheson. That captures the whole sleazy little practice very nicely.

(It also puts one in mind of the Jay Bybee and John Yoo "it's not torture, it's "enhanced interrogation"..." memos. Or, the similarly convenient "definition-of-imminent threat" stuff cooked up to pretend that the Soleimani murder was somehow legal. Or,... I could go on and on.

Americans tolerate these pretenses of a rule of law at their extreme peril. Each is a matter of an out-of-control executive branch making it up for the convenience of its operators' personal ambitions and to facilitate their fulfillment of the wish-lists of their benefactor clients and cronies. Each is a frontal assault on the liberty, security and prosperity of everyone else.

Happily, if we all really buckle down and beat the drums to spread the word, the CtC remedy-- even though only directly addressing the "revenue ruling" version of these executive branch offenses-- will defuse what is otherwise a ticking time bomb.)

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BTW: In making his very concise observation about the self-serving, authority-devoid character of "Revenue Rulings" quoted above, Hutcheson cites to an earlier opinion in Fleming v. A. H. Belo Corp., 5 Cir., 121 F.2d 207 (1941) in which he holds forth at length on the subject. It is well-worth reading.

BTW, II: I can't let this one go without mentioning that one of the cases cited as "support" for the "contention" entry in the 'Truth About Frivolous Tax Arguments' propaganda discussed above is the one in which a federal district court allowed itself to be coopted into falsely ascribing the "only federal employees are subject to the tax" nonsense to CtC.

This was done in order to create a pretext for government disparagement of the book as based on faulty arguments-- because the government can't find any actual faulty arguments in the book at which to point...

I encourage everyone to become familiar with this episode. It's very useful for helping anyone willing to read as little as three short pages-- with supporting documentation-- to that "alert" state referenced above, which is so important in starting down the path toward the liberating truth.

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Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

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

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The Law, In Seven Pages

Really.

HERE IS THE LAW, IN 7 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW THE SCHEME WORKS, IN 8 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW TO OVERCOME THE SCHEME AND ENFORCE THE LAW, IN 256 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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Patrick Malloy's Journey To The Liberating Truth

Heartfelt inspiration and encouragement from a real American grown-up.

PATRICK FOUND HIS WAY THROUGH the thickets of misinformation about the 800 lb. gorilla banging around in every uneducated American's living room-- the income tax. Listen to his story, and then follow in his footsteps. You'll be glad you did!

Great testimony and inspiration, Patrick!

BTW, YOU CAN FIND MORE videos like Patrick's here and on my YouTube channel here.

AND, HEY! DON'T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted, like Patrick'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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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.

Click here for the rest of this article

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

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

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

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

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX IN DETAIL

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE RESOURCES

BE FAMILIAR WITH THE SCAMS, THE MISUNDERSTANDINGS, AND THE TROLL-POLLUTION

TAKE CHARGE IN YOUR STATE FORUM, HELPING EVERYONE TO THINK CLEARLY AND STAY ON TOPIC

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

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

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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...

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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

 

OUTREACH!!!

JOB ONE, PEOPLE!!! SPREAD. THE. WORD.

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

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

Modern Feminism's Hated Enemy: Womanhood

Today's feminists can't abide that which makes women inherently different from men.

by Kelly Marcum

Women across the West are under attack. Our enemy is not the infamous “patriarchy,” allegedly scheming to undermine us at every turn. Nor is it pregnancy, with its physical discomforts and emotional tribulations. Even children are blameless here, no matter how much their arrival can shift careers or thwart travel plans.

No, the culprit is progressive feminism, a movement whose very existence depends on holding women in contempt. Modern-day feminism has succeeded in a spectacular charade, masquerading as a great champion for women while spewing antipathy for men and groaning over the burden of children. But at its core, its real hatred is for womanhood itself.

According to the narrative that has dominated feminist discourse since the 1960s, women are weak until we strike out every feminine trait that distinguishes us from men.

This message has been repeated with increasing volume for decades, echoing from the studios in Hollywood to the ivory towers of higher education, chanted by the women in white at the 2019 State of the Union Address. Behind every iteration is a reminder that women are always victims. Even as feminism promises women that we can “have it all” and “be anything we want,” we are told we will remain powerless until we cease to behave like women and instead become like men. Traditionally feminine virtues of modesty and chastity are flagged as signs of repression. We must subvert our natural ability to bring forth new life if we want to achieve anything substantive in our lives. Most of all, we must have the ability to destroy our own children or we will never succeed.

During the recent Golden Globes, Michelle Williams sparked controversy when she credited her professional success to her ability to “employ a woman’s right to choose.” She did not specify whether this meant she had utilized contraception or ended an unborn child’s life, or both. However, her point was clear: children are obstacles to achievement, and women must be able to prevent their creation and dispose of them as needed.

Applause greeted Williams’ passionate advocacy for the war against motherhood and fertility that is euphemistically called “reproductive rights.” The camera panned the room, showing glittering starlets openly weeping at Williams’ bravery as she praised the sundering of the sacred relationship between mother and child.

Continued...

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

 

Afterword

WOW! ISN'T THAT A WONDERFUL treatment of the subject?! Marcum's core point-- that radical feminism's real argument is that women as women aren't acceptable (aren't "good enough", that is)-- is exactly the fingernails-on-the-chalkboard background to the advocacy.

And Marcum articulates it so well, both as to how and why the radical feminism is an intellectual fraud, and as to how and why real femininity-- comfortable and proud in its own skin-- is an equal aspiration and achievement to the real masculinity to which proper and thoughtful men aspire!

I have little else to say here-- obviously this subject is a considerable departure for me, and there really is no tax-truth relevance to discuss in regard to clear thinking and intellectual honesty on the "gender politics" front (other than as to how that truth can protect everyone else from having their lives ruined by radical viewpoints, even if they are politically successful). But that's okay.

This subject has plenty of gravitas on its own steam. Radical feminism has done great harm to Western culture in general and especially to Western academic standards. And it is a founding pillar of the disastrous "identity politics" plague that is fragmenting the lower 80% of the American demographic pyramid into a chaos easily ruled and exploited from above.

THE ONLY THING I will try to add to Marcum's able presentation and my own few words above is a reiteration of my long-standing request that everyone read and share and at least take a stab at discussing these comments and prescriptions regarding the abortion conundrum. Somehow that discussion has never taken place, and I think that's a real shame.

I firmly believe that what I propose here is completely correct from a standpoint of principles. I also believe it is completely certain to change practices and perspectives regarding "unwanted pregnancies".

Maybe I'm wrong. But that will not be known until the discussion takes place.

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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

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The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie

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Lawyers: It's Way Past Time For You All To Queue Up!

[Y]ou really need to familiarize yourself with Pete Hendrickson's absolutely magnificent work at his website and in his book(s). He has, brilliantly and lucidly, "cracked the code" regarding the federal income EXCISE tax(es)."

-Mark C. Phillips, JD

 

"...I find your work fascinatingly simple to understand."

-J-Jerry Arnowitz, JD

 

"Your book is a masterpiece!"

-Michael Carver, JD

 

"Received your book yesterday. Started reading at 11 PM, finished at 4 AM." "I have 16 feet (literally 16' 4.5") of documents supporting just about everything in your book." "Your book should be required reading for every lawyer before being admitted to any Bar." "I hope you sell a million of them."

-John O'Neil Green, JD

 

“Thanks again for your efforts, Pete. They mean an awful lot to a lot of people.” “…as an attorney, I am humbled by your knowledge and ability in navigating the law. THANK YOU for your hard work and sacrifice.”

-Eric Smithers, JD

 

"I am an attorney and want to give a testimonial to your book, which I find to be compelling. I am exercising these rights for myself and my adult children. I'm even considering making this my new avenue of law practice."

-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD

Learn what these colleagues already know, then step forward and become part of a coordinated, mutually-supportive squadron focused on developing strategy and deploying the law in courtrooms across the country. There's a lot of suing that needs doing right now.

Are you ready for a challenge that'll put some real meaning behind all the effort you went through to get your credentials? Send me an email.

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Are You Ready For More Power?

"Peter Hendrickson has done it again! 'Upholding The Law' does for individual liberties what 'Cracking the Code' did for tax law compliance: exposes the reader to the unalienable truth!"

-Jesse Herron, Bill Of Rights Press, Fort Collins, Colorado

Click here for more information

And don't miss:

Was Grandpa Really a Moron

picks up where 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About The Income Tax' leaves off.

Click here for more information

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

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

Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

NEW! Orders of twelve or more books now come with a free DVD on request containing six informative and inspiring videos-- 112 minutes in all. Click here for the details.

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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")?

 

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

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!)

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Resources:

Selected Features From Recent Editions:

More very welcome thunder in the air...

The Lights Go On In Colorado!

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Been holding your nose on election day?

This Year, Nobody Has To Vote For The Lesser Of Two Evils

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Delivering this debunk can have a big payoff, folks:

A History Lesson For Pundits And Professionals

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Latest And Most Reckless US Imperial Act?'

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There's a really good reason...

Why I Write About Politics And Public Policy

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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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An enrichment of the resource pool:

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

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Blood On Whose Hands?'

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We've all been victims of a monstrous subterfuge:

The Cowbird State

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Nick Audette has shared video and documents concerning...

A Nice Victory For A New Warrior

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

The Virtual Certainty Of Foreign Interference In The 2020 Election

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'On Rogues And Rogue States'

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

The Day The Lights Went On In Georgia!

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Ruben Varela shares some good news:

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

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And let's not stop with billboards...

Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Reclaiming Your Inner Fascist'

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

Leviathan Takes More Hits

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And yet, it moves...

The Galileo Factor

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Already?! Yes!!

It's 'Christmas Special' Time Again!

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

The Biggest Snow Job In World History

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

What Is Going On Here, People?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Deep-State, Redefined'

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

The Main Chance That Everyone Is Missing

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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

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I hate to say it, but...

Most Of You Deserve To Be Squashed Like Cockroaches

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

Brenna Wright Shares Her Tax Truth Odyssey

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Fascinating material on a pernicious effort to destroy liberty:

A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

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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

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This really is a simple enough thing...

Hendrickson's Axiom of Special Definitions

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From the 'Garbage In Yields Garbage Out' Department:

Debunking The '1870s Income Tax Repeal' Myth

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In the hope of countering long-running government efforts to sow confusion on the subject:

A Few Words About The Constitution

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At least these "ladies" are honest...

A Word From The United Bitches Of America

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Let's look at a wildly misunderstood (or misrepresented) issue:

Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached

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It is so easy to prove that...

The Government Knows Perfectly Well That CtC Is 100% Correct

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An updated and ever-more important commentary:

What America Really Gets From The "Ignorance Tax"

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My interview by Lana Lotkeff for Radio 3Fourteen can be found here.

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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.

Get The Short, Easy Intro To The Liberating Truth About The Tax

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

February 11- In 1808, anthracite coal is tested for use as a fuel.  In 1812, Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry introduces the practice of redrawing legislative districts for the political advantage of the party currently in power.  In 1861, in an effort to stave off the dissolution of the union, the United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing non-interference with slavery in any state (this was futile, as the secessionist movement was mostly over the inequities of federal tax policy).  In 1937, General Motors ends a 44-day sit-down strike by recognizing the United Auto Workers union.  In 1941, the first 'Gold Record' is won by Glenn Miller's 'Chattanooga Choo Choo'.  In 1990, Nelson Mandela is released after 27 years in prison in South Africa.  In 2006, Dick Cheney shoots his attorney in the face with a shotgun while hunting quail.  In 2011, US-backed Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak resigns after 30 years in power in the face of massive popular protests against his regime.

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A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

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

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

Then share this link with everyone you can

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

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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.

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

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Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

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Notes And Tips For Educated Filers

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

February 12- In 1733, James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, and its first city, Savannah.  In 1818, Supreme Director of Chile Bernardo O'Higgins signs the Chilean Declaration of Independence from Spain.  In 1879, the first artificial ice rink in North America opens at New York's Madison Square Gardens.  In 1909, the NAACP is founded.  In 1924, Calvin Coolidge becomes the first U.S. President to deliver a political speech by radio.  In 1961, the USSR launches the Venera 1 to survey Venus.  In 1999, the U.S. Senate declines to impeach Bill Clinton.  In 2000, the last 'Peanuts' strip goes to print.

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A Two-Minute Review Of CtC

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

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

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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.

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Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

SEE MORE GREAT VIDEOS.

Learn how (and why) to share YOUR testimony, here.

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The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

This simple step will make a world of difference in how things end up.

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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.

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JFK conspiracy? No problem... Income Tax conspiracy? C'mon, man, don't be silly! How could that ever happen?!

Cognitive dissonance in action.

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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.

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Hey, Gamers!

WAKEN TO THE REAL-LIFE ADVENTURE IN WHICH YOU ARE UNKNOWINGLY IMMERSED! Put down your controller and listen!

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

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

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

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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...

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

February 13- In 1866, Confederate soldier Jesse James and his gang commit their first bank robbery, targeting a Union militia officer's institution in Liberty, Missouri.  In 1899, Tallahassee, Florida records a temperature of -2 degrees Fahrenheit.  In 1935, Bruno Hauptman is found guilty of kidnapping and murdering Charles Lindbergh's baby.  In 1960, France tests its first atomic bomb.  In 1974, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is exiled from the USSR.  In 1996, CtC Warrior Thomas Jefferson Hendrickson is born.

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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...

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

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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.

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

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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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Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the well-funded disinformation specialists class

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

February 14- In 1779, James Cook is killed in Hawaii.  In 1803, United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall acknowledges that any act by Congress in conflict with the Constitution is null and void.  In 1859, Oregon is admitted to the union as the 33rd of the several states.  In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray each apply for a patent for the telephone.  In 1899, Congress approves the use of voting machines in federal elections.  In 1903, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established.  In 1912, Arizona is admitted to the union as the 48th of the several states.  In 1929, Al Capone's gang commits the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.  In 1989, the first GPS satellite is put into orbit.  In 2011, a popular uprising against the US-backed dictatorship of Bahrain begins.

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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

How About You?

Are You Governing Yourself?

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

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

HOMESCHOOL YOUR KIDS!

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Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing

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

Renew Your Promise

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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.

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"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!

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

February 15- In 1898, the USS Maine explodes in Havana Harbor, Cuba, providing a pretext for the United States to declare war on Spain.  In 1933, an assassin bungles an attempt to shoot FDR during a speech in Miami, Florida, but does shoot and fatally wound the mayor of Chicago, who was in the car from which the president was speaking.  In 1946, ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic computer, is unveiled.  In 1971, the first celebration of Washington's Birthday takes place on the third Monday of February, rather than the actual anniversary of February 22. Although Lincoln idolaters have sought to mischaracterize the new schedule as somehow making the occasion a combined celebration of Washington and Lincoln, the holiday is still officially dedicated exclusively to Washington's Birthday.  In 1989, the Soviet Union announces that all its troops have left Afghanistan.  In 2003, protests against the impending U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq take place in 800 cities worldwide.  BBC News estimates the participation of between 6 and 10 million people in what proves to be the largest peace demonstration in history.  The Bush administration pays no attention...  In 2005, YouTube is launched.

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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"...)

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

Regarding "Tax Reform"

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HELP SPREAD THE LIBERATING TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX

“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

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

February 16- In 1804, Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held USS frigate Philadelphia in the First Barbary War.  In 1852, the Studebaker Brothers Wagon Company is founded.  In 1918, Lithuania declares its independence.  In 1923, Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Tutankhamun.  In 1937, nylon is patented.  In 1959, Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba.  In 1985, Hezbollah is founded in Lebanon. In 2011, protests fomented against the regime of Moammar Ghaddafi by western interests disturbed by extensive oil-production deals being made between Ghaddafi and Chinese organizations, and unhappy about Ghaddafi's decision to cease selling Libyan oil solely for US dollars and instead sell for a new gold coin currency he intended to introduce and encourage as a regional competitor to the dollar and the euro, begin.  In Bahrain, the US-backed dictatorship conducts a violent suppression of that country's nascent uprising, on what becomes known as "Bloody Thursday".

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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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