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Current Events and Continuing Education for March 9, 2020

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Code-cracking on behalf of a great hero in the struggle for popular sovereignty over the runaway State.

Saving Julian

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Humanity Is Making A Very Important Decision When It Come To Assange'

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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

March 9- In 1776, Adam Smith publishes 'The Wealth of Nations'.  In 1841, the United States Supreme Court rules in the Amistad case that the enslavement of the Africans who had gained control of the ship on which they were being transported was illegal.  In 1916, Mexican General Pancho Villa attacks a detachment of the 13th United States Cavalry Regiment in Columbus, New Mexico.  In 1933, FDR sends an "Emergency Banking Act" (largely drafted by the Hoover administration) to Congress, which is passed and signed into law that same day.  Disturbingly similar to the current "bailout" programs, it set the stage for the prolongation (and deepening) of the Great Depression for another 12 years (when a hands-off approach and the restoration of sound, precious-metal-backed currency would have seen the economy recovering on its own within 18 months to two years).  In 1945, the Allies begin fire-bombing Tokyo in a campaign that kills 100,000-- the vast majority of whom are civilians.  In 1959, "Barbie" hits the toy shelves.

 

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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With Considerable Regret I Must Announce That The Seminar In Manchester Is Canceled Until Further Notice

IN AN EXPRESSION of the madness gripping the nation in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the governor of New Hampshire has decreed that no restaurants may serve customers indoors until at least April 7, including the one in which this seminar was to take place. I'm terribly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

If and when it becomes possible to reschedule, new plans will be posted. Meantime, find a few words about the Covid-19 craziness here.

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

Saving Julian

Code-cracking on behalf of one the 21st Century's greatest heroes in the struggle to rescue self-government from becoming a pretense at the hands of a corrupt, secretive, "just trust us" State.

JULIAN ASSANGE, the founder of WikiLeaks and by far the most effective little boy who ever pointed a finger and called out the nakedness of an emperor and the corruption of his court (or in this case, the deep, dark, swamp-creature criminal insanity of that court) has been held for about a year now in a British super-max. Most of this time has been spent in solitary confinement.

The brutal treatment is being visited upon Assange while Britain pretends to hear his challenge to the legitimacy of his extradition to a show-trial in Virginia and death in a United States super-max for exposing US (and UK) war crimes, diplomatic duplicity, CIA "false flag" cybertools, and the vandalizing of the Bernie Sanders campaign on behalf of Hilary Clinton's bid in 2016, among much else. Having been caught out in their sins, both the US and the UK are doing all that they can to punish and destroy the man who exposed them, and to deter future whistleblowers by the example being set with Julian.

That effort to deter future sunlight being shed on government misdeeds is the greatest crime of them all. It is an assault on the very principles of self-governance and natural law underlying the US Declaration of Independence and particularly the First and Second Amendments to the United States Constitution. It is an assault meant to thwart effective sovereignty of the People. As perpetrated by US officials, it might well qualify as treason, and it certainly is a violation of their oaths of office.

And, of course, that assault is also a great evil simply in terms of the torture to which one good man is being subjected. Assange is a man after whom liberty- and rule-of-law-loving Americans should be naming their kids. At the very least, he is a man behind whom Americans should be rallying, and were it not for what amounts to a MSM blackout on his contributions and his ordeal, that's what we all would surely be doing.

SADLY, I CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE MEMORY-HOLING of this hero-- I'm the victim of a suppression campaign myself, and my pulpit is therefore very much not "bully". But I might be able to help in another way, by applying my unique legal expertise to an analysis of the allegations on which Assange's extradition and eventual trial will be based.

Does Assange need my help? I don't know.

He has a fine legal team, I am sure. Those who stand up for Julian do so because they passionately support natural law (meaning they are clear thinkers) and have the good habits necessary to seek out and take in the whole story, no matter where it takes them. Discovering and upholding the truth are their highest aspirations. These are the characteristics of the best legal minds.

However, Julian's lawyers are all British (UK, anyway), and thus not deeply accustomed to the nuances of US law. Further, until even the finest legal mind has encountered a certain volume and variety of corruption from US DoJ and co-opted judicial-branch malefactors, it can suffer from the natural human tendency to expect one's opponents to have the same basic integrity as oneself.

The insufficiently-burned-by-experience good guy persists in such a mistake even when that opponent argues fundamentally flawed positions on behalf of a corrupt purpose, imagining this to simply be an expression of professional duty.

Hampered by this sort of blind-spot, the high-character legal mind will assume that his/her opponents are faithfully representing the laws and legal authorities on which they rely. The insufficiently-burned good guy or gal will not reflexively look for themselves. (That such fact-checking is very burdensome lends itself to unconscious support for imagining that an opponent can be taken at his word, in an unfortunate feedback loop.)

In any event, and whatever the underlying reason, there are at least a few major issues with the charges against Assange that have gone unaddressed throughout the initial week of extradition proceedings, based on what I have seen of the daily reports compiled by observers in the gallery. I will lay these out below, amongst which is at least one that should entirely dispose of the assaults with even a minimalist presentation.

This notion of contributing my observations and analyses is a fresh one, prompted by having just lately had the opportunity to see the arguments being made on Julian's behalf. Consequently, the presentation below will not be fleshed out with supporting authorities and appropriate styling for a legal brief, either written or oral.

I may attend to those omissions subsequently, or I may leave that to Julian's official team.

Of course, what I present may be superfluous, with everything I point out already recognized. But maybe not, and either way, I want to do what I can to help.

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THE INDICTMENT AIMED AT SILENCING JULIAN ASSANGE and deterring others who might be tempted to themselves expose US criminal behavior which has been shielded by self-serving classification levels 18 charges nominally grounded in three statutes, 18 USC §§ 371, 793 and 1030, as follows:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  V. JULIAN PAUL ASSANGE, Defendant. Criminal No. 1:18-cr-111 (CMH)

Count 1: 18 U.S.C. § 793(g) Conspiracy To Receive National Defense Information

Counts 2-4: 18 U.S.C. § 793(b) and 2 Obtaining National Defense Information

Counts 5-8: 18 U.S.C. § 793(c) and 2 Obtaining National Defense Information

Counts 9-11: 18 U.S.C. § 793(d) and 2 Disclosure of National Defense Information

Counts 12-14: 18 U.S.C. § 793(e) and 2 Disclosure of National Defense Information

Counts 15-17: 18 U.S.C. § 793(e) Disclosure of National Defense Information

Count 18: 18 U.S.C. §§ 371 and 1030 Conspiracy To Commit Computer Intrusion

SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT May 2019 Term — at Alexandria, Virginia (see the document here).

Let's begin by looking at some of the simple and obvious legal issues compromising the indictment. Jurisdiction, for example...

Here's what is actually a very significant admission by the government within the indictment, but which is meant to deceive:

Between in or about November 2009 and continuing until at least September 2011, in an offense begun and committed outside of the jurisdiction of any particular state or district of the United States, the defendant, JULIAN PAUL ASSANGE, who will be first brought to the Eastern District of Virginia, knowingly and unlawfully conspired with other co-conspirators, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit the following offenses against the United States:

Indictment, Count 1(B), (and appearing in more-or-less the same form at the beginning of every count).

This language (which is included in every count) appears to admit that Assange was not within United States jurisdiction when doing what is said to be criminal in the indictment (which he was not). But it is really an attempt to conceal or keep from recognition the fact that whatever might be the imperial wet-dreams of swamp-creatures in DC, United States jurisdiction does not extend to the actions of folks in foreign countries, and US law makes no pretenses to the contrary.

The phrase "outside of the jurisdiction of any particular state or district of the United States" DOESN'T mean outside of US territorial jurisdiction. That phrase actually means "in one of a number of special places subject to US jurisdiction".

Assange was in none of those special places while allegedly doing the things with which he is charged. But the mendacious DoJ wants everyone to think it has charged him without regard to his location-- and think, therefore, that it has legal authority to do so-- in order to keep its fatal jurisdictional problem from being pointed out to the courts.

Look closely at the language of the statutes meant to be coyly invoked by the express nuances of that paragraph "B" of every count of the indictment, reproduced above:

The trial of all offenses begun or committed upon the high seas, or elsewhere out of the jurisdiction of any particular State or district, shall be in the district in which the offender, or any one of two or more joint offenders, is arrested or is first brought; but if such offender or offenders are not so arrested or brought into any district, an indictment or information may be filed in the district of the last known residence of the offender or of any one of two or more joint offenders, or if no such residence is known the indictment or information may be filed in the District of Columbia.

18 U.S. Code § 3238. Offenses not committed in any district

The trial for any offense involving a violation, begun or committed upon the high seas or elsewhere out of the jurisdiction of any particular State or district, of—

(1) section 793, 794, 798, or section 1030(a)(1) of this title;

(2) section 601 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 421); or

(3) section 4(b) or 4(c) of the Subversive Activities Control Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 783(b) or (c));

may be in the District of Columbia or in any other district authorized by law.

18 U.S. Code § 3239. Optional venue for espionage and related offenses

These statutes are the sole legal basis for establishing the location of any trial of any offense not committed within a US state and district (pursuant to the provisions of Article III, sec. 2, cl. 3 and the Sixth Amendment of the US Constitution), and thus incorporate and illustrate the legal limits of United States jurisdiction.

The phrase "out of the jurisdiction of any particular State or district" (emphasis added) gives away the truth. The inclusion of any particular in this language establishes that it is only within US geographical scope-- which extends to US-flagged vessels as well as US real estate-- that is contemplated as locations in which US cognizable crimes can be committed. That inclusion implies the class of "US territory", and implies the exclusion of non-US territory (as does simple common sense and the ancient doctrine that outside any country's territorial waters is outside any country's jurisdiction).

But we needn't rely on mere inference and logic. These limits are further acknowledged, illustrated and made more particular (and thus, more easily seen) elsewhere in 18 U.S.C., but a long ways away from §§ 3238 and 3239. We have to go all the way back to 18 U.S.C. § 7 to find the definition of "Special Maritime and Territorial Jurisdiction of the United States", at which we are given the meaning of "upon the high seas or elsewhere outside of the jurisdiction of any particular State of district". Here is that clarifying language:

The term “special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States”, as used in this title, includes:

(1) The high seas, any other waters within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States and out of the jurisdiction of any particular State, and any vessel belonging in whole or in part to the United States or any citizen thereof, or to any corporation created by or under the laws of the United States, or of any State, Territory, District, or possession thereof, when such vessel is within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States and out of the jurisdiction of any particular State.

(2) Any vessel registered, licensed, or enrolled under the laws of the United States, and being on a voyage upon the waters of any of the Great Lakes, or any of the waters connecting them, or upon the Saint Lawrence River where the same constitutes the International Boundary Line.

(3) Any lands reserved or acquired for the use of the United States, and under the exclusive or concurrent jurisdiction thereof, or any place purchased or otherwise acquired by the United States by consent of the legislature of the State in which the same shall be, for the erection of a fort, magazine, arsenal, dockyard, or other needful building.

(4) Any island, rock, or key containing deposits of guano, which may, at the discretion of the President, be considered as appertaining to the United States.

(5) Any aircraft belonging in whole or in part to the United States, or any citizen thereof, or to any corporation created by or under the laws of the United States, or any State, Territory, district, or possession thereof, while such aircraft is in flight over the high seas, or over any other waters within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States and out of the jurisdiction of any particular State.

(6) Any vehicle used or designed for flight or navigation in space and on the registry of the United States pursuant to the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies and the Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space, while that vehicle is in flight, which is from the moment when all external doors are closed on Earth following embarkation until the moment when one such door is opened on Earth for disembarkation or in the case of a forced landing, until the competent authorities take over the responsibility for the vehicle and for persons and property aboard.

(7) Any place outside the jurisdiction of any nation with respect to an offense by or against a national of the United States.

(8) To the extent permitted by international law, any foreign vessel during a voyage having a scheduled departure from or arrival in the United States with respect to an offense committed by or against a national of the United States.

(9) With respect to offenses committed by or against a national of the United States as that term is used in section 101 of the Immigration and Nationality Act—

(A) the premises of United States diplomatic, consular, military or other United States Government missions or entities in foreign States, including the buildings, parts of buildings, and land appurtenant or ancillary thereto or used for purposes of those missions or entities, irrespective of ownership; and

(B) residences in foreign States and the land appurtenant or ancillary thereto, irrespective of ownership, used for purposes of those missions or entities or used by United States personnel assigned to those missions or entities.

18 U.S. Code § 7. Special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States defined

There's a reason 18 U.S.C. §§ 3238 and 3239-- again, plainly the ones being relied upon by the United States, as shown by the language of the indictment-- don't simply say, "The trial of all offenses begun or committed outside the United States shall be in the district...", which they surely would if meant to announce (or assert) universal jurisdiction. They don't say this because even the United States-- its lawyerly pretenses to the contrary notwithstanding-- does not presume to such "universal jurisdiction".

The simple legal fact is that even if everything alleged by the United States about Julian Assange is true, he did nothing for which he can be held criminally responsible by the United States.

WHILE WE'RE ON THE SUBJECT OF JURISDICTION, and before moving on to the particular problems with the criminal allegations, let's look as well at a somewhat more esoteric but nonetheless valid problem with the US indictment, which is nicely highlighted by this language in that instrument:

At no point was ASSANGE a citizen of the United States, nor did he hold a United States security clearance or otherwise have authorization to receive, possess, or communicate classified information.

Indictment, page 16, section H. United States Law To Protect Classified Information, ¶46

This admission raises the reciprocal point that at no point was Julian under any kind of particular or express legal duty in regard to the United States, its classification rules, or those persons or interests which might be affected by his acquisition or dissemination of the information at issue. At the same time, under the terms of the First Amendment Congress can make no law hampering his receipt, possession or communication of any kind of information, meaning Assange was also under no incidental or general legal duty.

Criminal (or even civil) culpability does not arise just because some state doesn't like what someone has done, or even just because what someone has done is claimed to have harmed the complaining state. The alleged malefactor must have breached a legal duty to the complaining state in order to have committed a legally-cognizable offense; and what's more, a known legal duty. Under the terms of the First Amendment, there can be no legal duty to abstain from receipt, possession or communication.

Leakers might be under such a duty, which is often actually formalized in a signed agreement, or attends the character of their office or job. They can be sued or prosecuted accordingly. Publishers-- or even hackers-- have no such relationship. See this for more on this point.

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JURISDICTIONAL LIMITATIONS SUFFICE to eviscerate the United States extradition and indictment. So, I could say that my work here is done.

But this is a hugely important case, and those threatened by Julian's revelations have an endless capacity for corruption, being capable of arguing that black is white without a blush. So, let's also look at the specifics of the charges and how they also cannot apply to Julian Assange.

Counts 1-17 are all based in 18 U.S.C. § 793 ("Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information")-- specifically 793(b), (c), (d), (e) and (g). Counts 2-14 also invoke 18 U.S.C. § 2, under which it is held that those who aid, abet, counsel, command, induce or procure the commission of an offense against the United States is punishable as a principal.

However, the legal character of each of these subsections of 793 which are said to describe criminal behavior of Chelsea Manning (which behavior is suggested, inaccurately and in contradiction of the evidence, to have been committed at the instigation or assistance of Julian Assange) hinges on specifics laid out only in 793(a). The language of that section is omitted from the indictment, and for very good reason (well, for very BAD reason, really, but good from the standpoint of the jackals attacking Julian...).

See, for instance this language from Count 1(B) of the indictment:

Between in or about November 2009 and continuing until at least September 2011, in an offense begun and committed outside of the jurisdiction of any particular state or district of the United States, the defendant, JULIAN PAUL ASSANGE, who will be first brought to the Eastern District of Virginia, knowingly and unlawfully conspired with other co-conspirators, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit the following offenses against the United States:

1. To obtain documents, writings, and notes connected with the national defense, for the purpose of obtaining information respecting the national defense—namely, detainee assessment briefs related to detainees who were held at Guantanamo Bay, US. State Department cables, and Iraq rules of engagement files classified up to the SECRET level—and with reason to believe that the information was to be used to the injury of the United States or the advantage of any foreign nation, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 793(b);

"To obtain documents, writings and notes connected with the national defense." Pretty wide-ranging language, right? It suggests that 18 U.S.C. § 793(B) criminalizes obtaining any and all documents, writings and notes connected with the national defense (without authorization or whatever), right?

Well, left off of this little offense description are the very important first five words of 793(b). Those words read: "Whoever, for the purpose aforesaid,"...

That "purpose aforesaid" refers to the particulars of 793(a), which establishes the real and very limited nature of the acts criminalized under 18 U.S.C. § 793. Here is 793(a):

(a) Whoever, for the purpose of obtaining information respecting the national defense with intent or reason to believe that the information is to be used to the injury of the United States, or to the advantage of any foreign nation, goes upon, enters, flies over, or otherwise obtains information concerning any vessel, aircraft, work of defense, navy yard, naval station, submarine base, fueling station, fort, battery, torpedo station, dockyard, canal, railroad, arsenal, camp, factory, mine, telegraph, telephone, wireless, or signal station, building, office, research laboratory or station or other place connected with the national defense owned or constructed, or in progress of construction by the United States or under the control of the United States, or of any of its officers, departments, or agencies, or within the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, or any place in which any vessel, aircraft, arms, munitions, or other materials or instruments for use in time of war are being made, prepared, repaired, stored, or are the subject of research or development, under any contract or agreement with the United States, or any department or agency thereof, or with any person on behalf of the United States, or otherwise on behalf of the United States, or any prohibited place so designated by the President by proclamation in time of war or in case of national emergency in which anything for the use of the Army, Navy, or Air Force is being prepared or constructed or stored, information as to which prohibited place the President has determined would be prejudicial to the national defense; or

18 U.S. Code § 793. Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information

That's a big chunk of legalese, but reading it through shows that what is being made criminal in 793 is an espionage effort, the purpose of which is securing information concerning United States war materiel development or production in order to inform or facilitate corresponding development or production by a foreign enemy, or information concerning United States war materiel development, production or storage for the purpose of physical sabotage or a bombing run by a foreign enemy.

Here is the complete language of 793(b) cited by the Assange indictment as the nature of the first charge:

 (b) Whoever, for the purpose aforesaid, and with like intent or reason to believe, copies, takes, makes, or obtains, or attempts to copy, take, make, or obtain, any sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, document, writing, or note of anything connected with the national defense; or...

Does that language, in light of the "purpose aforesaid" spelled out in paragraph (a), actually sound like anything done by Chelsea Manning, or by extension, Julian Assange (even if you buy the "aided, abetted, counseled..." etc. allegation)? Manning didn't copy munitions locations or details of planned troop deployments, or shipyard  blueprints. And he certainly didn't copy anything at all for the purpose of facilitating the destructive or competitively adversarial actions of any foreign enemy.

What Manning copied and dumped in Julian Assange's lap were records of past war crimes, evidence of lies continuously told to the American public, diplomatic double-dealing and so forth. Manning is a whistle-blower, not a spy. And the same goes for Julian Assange. 18 U.S.C. § 793(b) doesn't apply to either one of them.

18 U.S.C. § 793(c) IS OF THE SAME CHARACTER as is paragraph (b), and begins with the same reference to, and reliance upon, the purposes expressed in paragraph (a). (b) covers the copying aspect of (a)'s spying offense; (c) covers the "receiving" of such a copy, and like (b), doesn't apply to Manning or Assange.

18 U.S.C. § 793(d) shifts gears slightly. This provision is directed at those having lawful access to or possession of the same class of materials identified in (a), who, while having reason to believe it could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation (again, within the context created by paragraph (a)) furnish those materials to someone else who is not entitled to receive it-- in other words, a mole. Again, no relevance or application to Manning or Assange.

18 U.S.C. § 793(e) concerns those having UN-authorized possession, access, control, etc., of the same class of materials identified in (a), who, while having reason to believe it could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation (again, within the context created by paragraph (a)) furnish those materials to someone else who is not entitled to receive it or "willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it".

Again, no application to Manning or Assange, who had nothing to do with information relevant to war materiel development, production or storage, nor any reason to believe that what Manning copied and gave to Assange "could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation" in any sense other than a public relations injury or advantage by virtue of the exposure of criminally-concealed evidence of war crimes, torture, diplomatic duplicity and the systematic deceiving of the American people.

Finally, 18 U.S.C. § 793(g) provides that if two or more people conspire to violate any of the foregoing provisions of section 793, and any of them take steps to effectuate the crime, all are culpable. But, of course, as is now clear, neither Chelsea Manning nor Julian Assange violated any of these provisions (and Assange did nothing within United States jurisdiction in any event, let's not forget).

THE REMAINING COUNT of the indictment, Count 18, cites to 18 U.S.C. § 371 (a blanket conspiracy provision covering the commission of any offense against the United States) and 18 U.S.C. § 1030: "Fraud and related activity in connection with computers".

(In the actual text of the count, citation is also made to 18 U.S.C. § 641 for some reason-- that statute only concerns theft, embezzlement or conversion of something of value from the United States for financial gain. No such thing is even alleged within Count 18 or any other, so I think we can just chalk this up to DoJ incompetence. So much frothing at the mouth going on during the contrivance of this indictment that some foam got in someone's eyes and a mistake was made...)

What IS alleged in count 18 is a conspiracy (prohibited by 18 U.S.C. § 371) to access a computer without authorization and with reason to believe that information so obtained "could be used to the injury of the United States and to the advantage of any foreign nation" and to communicate obtained information to persons not entitled to receive it-- by which is apparently meant, "the American people"-- (and willfully retain the same, etc.), all as prohibited by 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(1), the cyber-age addendum to § 793 (while also covering computer fraud, virus implantation and the like).

While more could be said about this one, it should suffice, at this point and in light of all the foregoing, to observe that no reason to believe that information so obtained "could be used to the injury of the United States and to the advantage of any foreign nation" within the relevant meaning of those expressions can be credibly alleged, and in any event, Julian Assange, who was not within United States jurisdiction at any time, cannot have committed any offense in this regard any more than he could have in any other regard, conspiracy included.

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SO, THERE YOU HAVE A CONCISE BUT POTENT SUMMARY of key points exposing the Assange indictment and extradition attempts as groundless and essentially fraudulent. Julian Assange should be immediately released from his torturous imprisonment. Chelsea Manning, too, based on the same legal analysis (though Manning lacks the benefit of the jurisdictional issues).

I have sent this material to Julian's legal team, but I strongly urge everyone reading these words to do everything possible to direct every eye possible to this post, regardless. We need to maximize the odds that this post will get to where it will do the most good, through what is doubtless a great deal of traffic hitting the inboxes of these good folks.

Here is the link to send: http://losthorizons.com/N/86.htm#1 (and to share and tweet and so forth). Make some serious noise, my friends.

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-Justice of the Supreme Court, William O. Douglas

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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)

Humanity Is Making A Very Important Decision When It Comes To Assange

by Caitlin Johnstone

The propagandists have all gone dead silent on the WikiLeaks founder they previously were smearing with relentless viciousness, because they no longer have an argument. The facts are all in, and yes, it turns out the US government is certainly and undeniably working to exploit legal loopholes to imprison a journalist for exposing its war crimes. That is happening, and there is no justifying it.

So the narrative managers, by and large, have gone silent.

Which is good. Because it gives us an opening to seize control of the narrative.

It’s time to go on the offensive with this. Assange supporters have gotten so used to playing defense that it hasn’t fully occurred to us to go on a full-blown charge. I’ve been guilty of this as well; I’ll be letting myself get bogged down in some old, obsolete debate with someone about some obscure aspect of the Swedish case or something, not realizing that none of that matters anymore. All the narrative manipulations that were used to get Assange to this point are impotent, irrelevant expenditures of energy compared to the fact that we now have undeniable evidence that the US government is working to set a precedent which will allow it to jail any journalist who exposes its misdeeds, and we can now force Assange’s smearers to confront this reality.

“Should journalists be jailed for exposing US war crimes? Yes or no?”

Continued...

Click here to read the rest of this article

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

 

Afterword

I AM FRANKLY OF THE VIEW that the value of a news outlet can be judged by its attention to the Julian Assange case at this point. If that subject (and nail-spitting denunciation of what is being done to Assange, and why) is not steadily near to front and center right now, that outlet should be deleted from your bookmarks.

A failure to focus on the Assange assault indicates a failure to understand the dire threats being leveled right now against any hope the American people might have for the restoration of liberty and the rule of law here in our beloved country.

We have been so immersed in a secretive "national security state" for so long now that most Americans have no memory of when their government was transparent by default. In that time (the first 150 years or so of our history) the sky never fell, despite the American people actually knowing what their servants were up to and properly exercising their sovereignty.

Any sensible person desperately wants that paradigm restored just as much as the deep state and its beneficiary clients and cronies do not.

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE MEETS THE STANDARD I set above for a worthwhile journalist, even though not American. An Australian, Johnstone nonetheless recognizes that the United States Leviathan bestrides the world, wreaking havoc on all of it. And she is a moral person, knowing evil when it is done to a good man like Julian Assange, making his plight worthy of attention even without regard to the bigger picture.

I salute Johnstone for her virtues, and appreciate her work.

The only area in which she lacks is in thus far being ignorant of the CtC remedy, and thus unable to equip her growing readership with the actual solution to the overall problem of a rogue United States. I am hopeful that this will change soon.

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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.

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

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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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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.

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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:

There's more to the Constitution than the political class would like the rest of us to understand:

The Fourth Branch

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Back-door Barr; the assault on Assange; Anti-Israel versus Anti-Semitism; and no, the health of the Great Lakes is NOT a "national security" issue...

Observations And Comments On Current Events

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Those whose gravy-train is threatened by the truth are subtle and relentless...

About State Forums And Trolls Under The Bridge

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Wake Up, Senators!

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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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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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See Prior Editions In Their Entirety:

Newsletter Archives

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Get All Newsletters As They Are Published:

Newsletter Delivery Options

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

Find my YouTube channel here.

 

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:

March 10- In 1804, France formally transfers ownership of the Louisiana Territory to the United States.  In 1831, the French Foreign Legion is established.  In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell tells Mr. Watson he needs him.  In 1880, the Salvation Army arrives in America and begins its good work.  In 1906, a coal-dust explosion kills 1099 miners in northern France.  In 1922, Mahatma Gandhi is arrested by British Indian occupation forces for "sedition" and is tried, convicted, and sentenced to six years imprisonment.  In 2000, the NASDAQ index peaks at 5132.52.  In 2017, South Korea's Constitutional Court unanimously upholds the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, ending her presidency.

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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:

March 11- In 1708, Queen Anne of Great Britain vetoes the "Scottish Militia Bill" for fear the militia thus authorized would be unreliable in its subservience to the crown.  It is the last time that a British monarch has exercised the veto power against an act of Parliament.  In 1918, the first confirmed cases of the "Spanish Flu" pandemic are observed in Queens, New York.  Over the next two years, somewhere between 20 million and 100 million will die from the disease worldwide-- mostly young adults, due to an idiosyncrasy of the strain's effect on its host.  In 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev assumes power in the Soviet Union.  In 1990, Patricio Aylwin is sworn in as the first democratically-elected president of Chile since 1970.  In 1993, Janet Reno, who rose to prosecutorial prominence by imprisoning lots of people in Florida on manifestly fictitious child-molestation charges, and later went on to slaughter children and their parents in Waco, Texas, is confirmed as United States Attorney General by the U.S. Senate.

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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:

March 12- In 1912, the American Girl Guides organization (later "Girl Scouts of the USA") is founded.  In 1930, Gandhi begins leading marchers on a 200-mile trek to the sea to begin making salt from seawater in defiance of a British revenue-generating legal monopoly on the substance.  In 1947, President Harry Truman proclaims his "containment of communism" doctrine to Congress, a major step into the Cold War.  In 1993, North Korea announces its withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.  In 2011, a reactor at the Fukishima Daiikai Nuclear Power Plant in Japan melts and explodes.

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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:

March 13- In 1881, Tsar Alexander II of Russia is assassinated with a thrown bomb.  In 1900, France imposes a limit of 11 hours of work per day on women and children.  In 1933, FDR's "bank holiday" ends.  In 1954, the Viet Minh attack the French at Dien Bien Phu,  In 1962, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Lemnitzer delivers the plans for 'Operation Northwoods' to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.  The plan calls for a series of staged terrorist attacks in American cities false-flagged as Cuban, in order to drum up American public acquiescence to a United States attack on the Castro regime.  In 1986, Microsoft offers its stock for public purchase.  In 2008, gold sells on the New York Mercantile Exchange for $1,000.00 per ounce for the first time.  In 2013, Pope Francis is elected to succeed the abdicating Benedict XVI by a papal conclave whose proceedings were spied on by the United States National Security Agency.

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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:

March 14- In 1794, Eli Whitney is granted the patent for the cotton gin.  In 1889, Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents a "navigable balloon".  In 1900, the Gold Standard Act restores gold as the sole precious metal by which paper currency must be redeemed (prior to the restoration, issuers of paper currency could legally redeem it with silver, as well).  In 1942, penicillin is successfully used in  treatment for the first time.  In 1964, a jury finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald.  In 1994, Linux version 1.0.0 is released to the public.

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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:

March 15- In 1776, South Carolina becomes the first American colony to declare its independence from Britain.  In 1820, Maine becomes the 23rd of the several American states and is admitted to the union as such.  In 1906, Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.  In 1917, Czar Nicholas II abdicates the throne of Russia.  In 1952, 73 inches of rain falls in a single day on an island east of Madagascar.  In 1985, the first internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).

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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.

© All written and graphic material on this page and website are copyrighted by Peter E. Hendrickson, unless otherwise attributed.