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Current Events and Continuing Education for March 23, 2020

“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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Georgia led the way. Then Colorado stepped up. Now:

Lights On In Ohio!


"Coronavirus", whatever else it might be, is just the hobgoblin du jour in the larger scheme of things;

The Only Disease Really Threatening America Is The Leviathan State


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'FDA Must Approve Hydroxychloroquine NOW!'


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:

March 23- In 1775, Patrick Henry says, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"  In 1806, Lewis and Clark turn their backs on the Pacific and head home.  In 1857, Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed in New York City.  In 1919, Benito Mussolini founds the Fascist movement in Italy.  In 1933, the German Reichstag passes the 'Enabling Act', giving Adolph Hitler dictatorial powers.  In 1956, Pakistan becomes the world's first Islamic republic.  In 2006, the Federal Reserve stops publishing 'M-3'-- the complete report of money supply-- thus acting to conceal key policy indices.  This information is still reported by private sources-- see the 'Regarding Money' feature of this newsletter for access.


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


"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


With Considerable Regret I Must Announce That The April 4 Seminar In Manchester Is Canceled

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. When it becomes possible to reschedule, new plans will be posted. Meantime, find a few words about the Covid-19 craziness-- and the cure recently discovered by French researchers-- here.


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

Lights On In Ohio!!

The Buckeye state is being invited to liberty and the rule of law, big-time, courtesy of the Ohio CtC Warriors.

THE GEORGIA WARRIORS got things started. The Colorado community was the next to stand up and get busy.

Now Ohio's true American heroes have risen, as well:

On I-75 at US 35 in Dayton, Ohio, overlooking a huge amount of traffic at all times.

It's a beautiful thing.

AS HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN GEORGIA AND COLORADO, this billboard is now waking up Ohioans and putting their feet on the path to becoming part of the solution, instead of remaining victimized "copper-top" contributors to the problem. Having suffered in the grip of deeply-exploited, state-cultivated ignorance their whole lives, the good people of Ohio are now being offered the "red pill".

As I pointed out when Georgia and Colorado lit up:

YOU'RE ALL FAMILIAR WITH the "butterfly effect", right? That's the social/political action metaphor for the potential of effective activism. In brief, a butterfly flapping its wings can put a stir into the air which, through the astonishing complexity of variables on which it can impinge, eventually becomes a mighty gale.

Well, in December the Georgia Warriors began throwing down some powerful wing-claps.

Colorado has been chiming in with some thunder of its own.

Now Ohio moves it all closer to a roar.

Great progress, so far!

When the rest of the state groups add their voices we'll have a serious cleansing storm at work!!

Nice thought, yes?

Do I hear, "Challenge accepted!"?

"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

P.S. I'M GOING TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY to encourage a little innovation with the billboard messages going forward. One of the big pluses of the technology being used is that the billboard image can be changed at any time and at no cost. The benefits of this capability should not go underutilized.

Currently, in all locations everyone is using the great message originally designed by the Georgia Warriors (and seen on the Ohio billboard in the image above). I think the effort would benefit from some variety on that score.

In the older deployments, in particular, this unchanging message has been thoroughly seen by everyone commuting along those routes who it is likely to influence. Everyone else driving those routes needs to be spoken-to with other words.

FURTHER, IT NEEDS TO BE REMEMBERED that CtC is not just (or even, really, at all) about "refunds" per se. The idea of getting the money back is a great way to pique the interest of the average person, but the real message and power of CtC's revelations concern the upholding of the law; the emancipation and empowering of the individual; and the restraint of the individual's greatest enemy, the state. Don't ever forget 'Why It Matters'.

That deeper and more fundamental focus of CtC has an awful lot of appeal to a lot of Americans. This is especially true right now, while the outrageous and disturbing exploitation of a crisis--whether real or contrived-- on behalf of another Leviathan-growth-spurt is very much alive in Americans' minds and many who previously had not are beginning to notice the chilly twilight breeze that has been in the air for some time now.

So, I encourage those of you in the state groups to come up with some alternative messages to present, as well. I don't intend to dictate any selections, and want you all to put your own heads together and settle on your own choices (while being careful to not let the process bog down through indecision or disagreement). But as some direction for the thinking, let me suggest these rough notions (which you are nonetheless welcome to use as is...):

  • End the empire and restore the republic. It's easier than you imagine. Visit LostHorizons.com.

  • You DON'T have to finance the Military-Industrial Complex. Learn the liberating truth at LostHorizons.com.

  • Bothered by paying for an oppressive nanny-state? You don't have to. Learn the liberating truth at LostHorizons.com.

  • "Born free and taxed to death"? Not when you know what the fine print says. Visit LostHorizons.com and learn the truth.

  • YOU can personally shrink Leviathan and secure liberty for yourself and your children. Visit LostHorizons.com.

  • Tired of paying for your neighbors' kids to be miseducated in government schools? You don't have to. Visit LostHorizons.com.

ABOVE ALL, I encourage you to GET GOING! Three state groups in action is great, and three more than there were even just a few months ago. But that means that 45 state groups are still on the sidelines.

C'mon, people!!! Stop wishing for the transformation and start being the engine of the transformation. Remember:

“The wishbone will never replace the backbone.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits one-self, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

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


The Law, In Seven Pages





Share these all, everywhere you can. Be your most creative self in sending and "selling" these links. Do memes; make gifs; respond to everything in the news that would be or have been better had the state been small, or if Americans kept their money for their own uses.

If you pay attention to the news and train yourself to apply these perspectives, you will see a dozen things of which you can make use in awakening other Americans to the virtues of having the income tax correctly administered. Please, for my sake, for your own sake, for the sake of your children and their future, make that use.



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The Only Disease Really Threatening America Is The Leviathan State

"Coronavirus", whatever else it might be, is just the hobgoblin du jour in the larger scheme of things.

THERE WAS A REMARKABLE HEADLINE on page one of the Sunday, March 22, 2020 Detroit Free Press, which nicely captures the propagandistic, "fake news" character of the 24/7 assault on American sensibilities over the last six weeks or so:

'Coronavirus is ravaging Michigan's economy'


What is ravaging Michigan's economy, and that of most other places in America, is the media- and state-fanned hysteria over Coronavirus, and the draconian and generally unauthorized governmental edicts discouraging-- if not actually purporting to prohibit-- Americans from going about their daily lives as they see fit and maintaining the country's general economic health as a consequence.

IT HAS BEEN WELL-- EVEN BRILLIANTLY-- SAID that big, activist government is a disease that masquerades as its own cure. There has never been a more fitting circumstance in which to remember those words. Leviathan distorts economies, infringes on liberties, and sets groups of citizens against each other. Then it presents itself as the palliative for all the resulting pathologies, by application of which "palliative" more pathologies are generated, ad infinitum, ad nauseam.

The "Covid-19 crisis" is a perfect case in point. As noted above, the "ravaging of Michigan's economy" decried by the Detroit Free Press is not in any way caused by workers or business people dropping dead on the job (or anywhere else). Instead, it is caused by those good folks being frightened or ordered away from the job-- by governments and their now virtually 100% stenographer main-stream-media courtiers ('presstitutes' in Paul Roberts' very bon bon mot) as the supposed remedy for this wholly-contrived problem.

The only thing for which an actual remedy is found in Americans being frightened or coerced into hunkering down and abandoning their daily lives is the lust of government operators for more prestige and power.

WELL, THAT'S MAYBE NOT REALLY quite the only thing. The hysteria and coercion and 24/7 "Corona-crisis" stuff also distracts people's attention from other things going on at the same time-- or provides pretexts for those other things-- whatever they might be (i.e. continued aggressive warmaking; manipulations of the money supply and financial markets; the passage of bad, if not unconstitutional legislation; etc., etc.)...

In that vein, here are some other words worth remembering, too:

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before."

This insight into the statist mind was revealed by Barack Obama's eventual Chief of Staff (and later, mayor of Chicago) Rahm Emanuel in 2008, in advocacy of government-favored policies which had been politically impossible until a sense of "crisis" stampeded enough popular opinion into acceptance of what had previously been unacceptable.

At the very least, we can expect an even deeper burrowing of the government tick into the American health-care system as a result of this "crisis". We will also likely see a permanent hardening of the "no excuses for anything but instant obedience to the voice of authority" demeanor of the law enforcement apparatus.

Even those things are almost superfluous, though.

After all, over the last few weeks alone we've suffered the more subtonal but more fundamental state accomplishment of acclimating Americans--especially young Americans-- to the general idea that it has, and has legitimate cause to use, the authority to effectively declare martial law on the pretext of what I will call a "corona-like" event.

Let that last one harden in place rather than be rolled back and we're a long ways down the dark path. We tend to imagine (thanks to Hollywood and other mythmongers) that the imposition of outright and unvarnished despotism-- even here in America-- will involve a violent takeover of the government by "brownshirts" that have marshaled in secret and burst forth from their hiding places one dark day. Or, it will be a foreign invasion a la, 'Red Dawn'. But this is not so.

Here the process will be (has been) incremental, within the forms of our institutions. It will be (and has been) by Leviathan and its beneficiaries never letting a serious crisis going to waste, and seeing to it that enough of them steadily appear for the necessary ratcheting-up of state power and the necessary lowering of popular expectations.

The only similarity between what our version of the twilight progression and those home-grown-fascists or foreign-conquest nightmare notions mentioned above is the importance, recognized in every Hollywood treatment of the subject, of the need by the evil plotters to "take control of the radio station".

And hey! That's already been done here, hasn't it?

Hah! JK... Don't mind me. I speak satirically, of course... and in a bit of an ill humor over the fact that I'm running low on toilet paper...

SO, HAVING ALLOWED MY GRUMPINESS to unprofessionally color my words, let me offer a few more words from other observers, in hope that they will wash away the taint of my foul mood:

Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.

-Daniel Webster

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

-William Pitt

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.

-Edward R. Murrow

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.

-Thomas Jefferson

All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.

-I. F. Stone

Well, THAT didn't work very well...

HERE'S WHAT DOES WORK: The CtC Remedy. Nothing else will.

Seriously. Follow all the links in the bullet-points of the Remedy post. Hold up any other solution you can think of against what I say at those bullet-points and you will see that what I say about CtC being the ONLY remedy-- as overblown as it may sound on its face-- is the absolute truth.

And what that means, in turn, is that YOU are the only remedy, through your efforts to get knowledge of CtC into the minds of every single American, and quickly.

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Regarding Trolleries

(Deceitful efforts to discourage Americans from learning the truth about the "income tax")



FOR ALL THE YEARS SINCE 2003 when CtC was first published, the government has engaged in a concerted effort to frighten people away from its truths. This effort involves official government websites and press releases touting an occasional court ruling that appears to be at odds with some CtC-revelation (but without details sufficient to expose the real substance of the ruling)-- and sometimes even more mendacious behavior.

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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.


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:






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

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


Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word??

SKEPTICISM (SOMETIMES INVOKED BY FEAR) IS TO BE EXPECTED when you're trying to explain to someone that everything they've been encouraged their whole lives to believe about something as entrenched and significant as the income tax is basically nonsense. So here's a way to help cut through the resistance:

Ask your listener how he or she would react if you were to show an announcement from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue admitting that the tax doesn't apply to the earnings of most Americans and is misapplied most of the time because people don't understand how it works? Or how about if you showed a ruling from the Supreme Court saying the same?

Now you just have to explain that you're going to show exactly those things-- but because the state really doesn't want people to know this, these things haven't been said quite as forthrightly as we would all wish. It's going to take a bit more work to take these admissions in than is sufficient for just reading a press release. But it'll be worth the effort...


The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool families and community groups, your neighbors, your family members, your pastors and co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs, members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth movement, other activist movements and everyone else, you have only yourself to blame for your troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which you might complain. It's on you.

WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI (weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.

Remember: Real Americans don't accommodate fog, lies and a sliding scale of adherence to the rule of law. Real American men and women stand up for the truth and the law, come what may, knowing that it is only by setting the bar at the top and enforcing it, come what may, that liberties are secured.

"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated."

-Thomas Paine




ONLY ONE THING WILL WIN YOU YOUR LIBERTY: Spreading the truth. Accordingly, I've assembled outreach resources into a new, dedicated page. Find it here, and please, USE THESE TOOLS!! I can't do this all by myself.

"In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

-George Orwell


Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

FDA Must Approve Hydroxychloroquine NOW

by Andrew Longman

You are being lied to about the drugs that heal COVID19.

America's FDA, and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, are dragging their feet on approving a drug that provides very strong positive effect on COVID19.

Fauci, speaking from the White House, said on the matter of approving Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin:

"It's it's essentially what I said multiple times from this podium. Is that when you have, first of all, we're trying to develop de novo drugs that are not yet out there, not that approved, that ultimately will be effective. And the way you prove that is to do a randomized controlled trial to prove safety and efficacy. Uh, I am not a totally sure what the the President was referring to, but I believe he's referring to a report that used both Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin together uh to have some uh possibility of being an effect. Many of the things that you hear out there are are what I had called anecdotal reports. They may be true. But they’re anecdotal."

[Video clip]

Please notice that Dr. Fauci just called the effectiveness of Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin against COVID19 anecdotal. That will be very important in a moment.


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



I FIRST SHARED THE NEWS about the French clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin against COVID19 last Friday, March 20 (and the trial report had been in print and online since at least last Tuesday). My expectation when I posted (and shared my post with not only the CtC community but also with more than 50 so-called "alt-media" journalists and pundits) was for a more-or-less immediate buzz which would stop the crazed fear-mongering of the media dead in its tracks, and begin what should then be a very rapid return to normal.

This was my expectation and my hope-- because as suggested in this post above, the longer America tolerates a "sky-is-falling,-anything-goes" abandonment of the rule of law (which includes a buy-in to any ridiculous and corrupt rulings by any court to the effect that parts of the Constitution can be suspended during "emergencies"), the bigger and stronger Leviathan gets, and the more damage is done to the rule of law generally.

MY NAIVE EXPECTATIONS WERE MET WITH a rude awakening. No buzz, not even from this community.

I was mystified until today, upon seeing the article by Andrew Longman above. Only then did I learn that my efforts and those of others to get this uplifting and lifesaving news into widespread circulation have been actively thwarted by irresponsible, self-important idiots like Anthony Fauci. (My bad for not being much of a mainstream "news" consumer generally, and especially over the weekends, when I am working on these newsletters...)

As a likely result of interference by morons like Fauci (and media collusion with same), the adoption of this treatment has been delayed by at least a few days, and the media hysteria-mongering has been allowed to go on unrebutted for at least a few days. Some number of older and otherwise comprised men and women infected with Covid-19 who otherwise would have been saved with the immediate administration of this hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin treatment will therefore likely die, instead.

Further, the governmental overreach continues unabated-- even accelerated, as is predictable when the fiction of an ongoing, irremediable crisis is allowed to persist. Just this morning, the Governor of Michigan ratcheted up, issuing a three-week "shelter in place" edict. This diktat amounts to a curfew against all non-state-approved movement.

IT IS MY PRACTICE TO MAKE THESE 'OTHER VOICES' afterwords into prescriptions for positive action, and this one will be no exception. But here, rather than point to CtC, as these prescriptions usually do, I'm going to point you to a paper published in my second book, 'Upholding the Law and Other Observations'.

That paper, titled, 'The Mouse That's Roaring' (2003), is particularly focused on the admirable refusal of libraries across the country to resist aspects of the 'Child Internet Protection Act' passed in 2000. But it also contains a short but definitive drill-down into the actual scope of FDA authority.

This FDA authority is far more limited and nuanced than most Americans have been led to imagine. What will be seen is that no one need wait for FDA approval to begin delivering or administering the hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin treatment (or any other, for the most part).

OF COURSE, CtC has it's relevance in this matter as well. Even were the FDA's writ not limited in the written law as it actually is, a state of which it is a part which has been shrunk back down to small enough to be drowned in a bathtub-- as intended by the Framers-- would be incapable of enforcing Constitutionally-unauthorized, liberty-crushing, life-costing edicts anyway...

Either way, the overall point is that only a well-instructed people can truly be free.

So, be an agent of freedom. Share the posts that appear on these pages with a real vigor-- so much so and so immediately and persistently as to overcome the roadblocks put up against the truth and clear-thinking by statist tools like Anthony Fauci.

It matters.

P.S. For more thoughts and facts regarding the Covid-Craziness, see this supplement.

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A Little Extra

EVEN AS ARDENT A STATIST as Abraham Lincoln, in announcing his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in order to keep them paying the tariff for the benefit of Northern interests in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, paid at least lip service to the Founders design of leaving control over the fuel available to feed the fires Washington wants to light in the hands of the individual citizenry when he said, "Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite means..."

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith


The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie


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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.


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

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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.

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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.



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!)



Selected Features From Recent Editions:

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

Saving Julian


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

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


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

The Fourth Branch


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


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

About State Forums And Trolls Under The Bridge


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Wake Up, Senators!


From when the rot was less advanced,

A Welcome Tartness From A Chief Judge Of The Fifth Circuit


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

Patrick Malloy Shares His Journey To The Liberating Truth


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Modern Feminism's Hated Enemy: Womanhood'


More very welcome thunder in the air...

The Lights Go On In Colorado!


Been holding your nose on election day?

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


Delivering this debunk can have a big payoff, folks:

A History Lesson For Pundits And Professionals


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Latest And Most Reckless US Imperial Act?'


There's a really good reason...

Why I Write About Politics And Public Policy


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

The Virtual Certainty Of Foreign Interference In The 2020 Election


An enrichment of the resource pool:

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


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Blood On Whose Hands?'


We've all been victims of a monstrous subterfuge:

The Cowbird State


Nick Audette has shared video and documents concerning...

A Nice Victory For A New Warrior


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

The Virtual Certainty Of Foreign Interference In The 2020 Election


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'On Rogues And Rogue States'


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

The Day The Lights Went On In Georgia!


Ruben Varela shares some good news:

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


And let's not stop with billboards...

Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Reclaiming Your Inner Fascist'


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

Leviathan Takes More Hits


And yet, it moves...

The Galileo Factor


Already?! Yes!!

It's 'Christmas Special' Time Again!


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

The Biggest Snow Job In World History


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

What Is Going On Here, People?


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Deep-State, Redefined'


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

The Main Chance That Everyone Is Missing


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

Every Which Way But Loose


I hate to say it, but...

Most Of You Deserve To Be Squashed Like Cockroaches


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

Brenna Wright Shares Her Tax Truth Odyssey


Fascinating material on a pernicious effort to destroy liberty:

A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud


The ice continues to crack, and it won't last much longer if enough people jump on it all at once.

A Recent Win In Tax Court, And More Remedies For Bogus NODs


This really is a simple enough thing...

Hendrickson's Axiom of Special Definitions


From the 'Garbage In Yields Garbage Out' Department:

Debunking The '1870s Income Tax Repeal' Myth


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

A Few Words About The Constitution


At least these "ladies" are honest...

A Word From The United Bitches Of America


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

Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached


It is so easy to prove that...

The Government Knows Perfectly Well That CtC Is 100% Correct


An updated and ever-more important commentary:

What America Really Gets From The "Ignorance Tax"


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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


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

March 24- In 1765, Britain passes the "Quartering Act", requiring the American colonists to house British troops.  In 1882, the tuberculosis bacterium is discovered.  In 1900, New York City breaks ground on its first subway project.  In 1972, Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.  In 1989, the 'Exxon Valdez' spills 240,000 barrels of oil after running aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska.  In 1999, NATO attacks Yugoslavia.  In 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 is driven at full speed into the French Alps by an apparently suicidal pilot.  This being a real airplane crash, the debris field is extensive and obvious.


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.


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


Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter


Notes And Tips For Educated Filers


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

March 25- In 1584, Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a royal patent over Virginia.  In 1634, the first colonists arrive in Maryland.  In 1655, Christopher Huygens discovers Titan, Saturn's largest moon.  In 1807, the "Slave Trade Act" abolishes slave-trading within the British Empire (but the forms of slavery known as "conscription" and "impressment" are unaffected by the act...).  In 1957, the European Economic Community is established in an effort to equip European states with the economic benefits of free trade among members such as have been enjoyed by the American states since they agreed to abolish trade restrictions amongst themselves under the revised Articles of Confederation (the United States Constitution).  In 1996, a stand-off begins between members of the "Montana Freemen" and U.S. marshals.


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.


Some Good Perspective From The Delightfully Sardonic John Prine

Another guy who's always had his head screwed on pretty straight, even though with a decidedly whimsical tilt.


Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial


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


The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

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


IRS Desperation Gets Truly Bizarre As CtC Warriors Continue To March Forward

A "Notice of Deficiency" for... $0. The most imaginative writer in Hollywood couldn't dream this stuff up.


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

Cognitive dissonance in action.


Do You Know Who Pays For All That "Patriot Theater" At The Stadium?

Every victim of the "ignorance tax", 'cause it's all just statist consent-engineering propaganda.


Hey, Gamers!


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

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

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


PRO TIP: If I were the IRS and I wanted to discourage people from rebutting allegations that they had done things I can tax, and wanted to keep them from successfully reclaiming withheld or paid-in money, I would salt the "tax honesty" community with passionate-seeming "legal researchers" who would warn anyone whose ear they captured that filing a 1040 is a bad idea for one reason or another...


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

March 26- In 1830, the Book of Mormon is published.  In 1953, Jonas Salk announces his polio vaccine.  In 1970, the United States sets off its 500th nuclear explosion since 1945.  In 1975, the Who's "Tommy" premiers in London.  In 1991, CtC Warrior Kathryn Elizabeth Hendrickson is born.  In 1999, Dr. Jack Kevorkian is found guilt of second-degree murder for assisting with the suicide of a terminally ill customer.


The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

If you're not talking this one up everywhere and helping generate a buzz, you don't really want liberty and the rule of law...


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


Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free' commentaries?

Set Your Church Free

Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's ministerial community. This must change.


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


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

March 27- In 1836, shortly after the successful siege of the Alamo, Mexico's General Santa Anna orders the massacre of about 400 Texan POWs captured during other clashes between the Republic of Texas revolutionaries and the Mexican Army assembled at Goliad.  In 1881, rioting over the promotion of temperance by the Salvation Army grew so severe in Basingstoke, England, that troops has to be called out in an effort to restore peace.  In 1941, a coup by officers of the Air Force topples the pro-Axis government of Yugoslavia.  In 1964, an earthquake registering at 9.2 on the Richter scale struck Alaska-- the most powerful ever recorded in North America before or since.  Much of Anchorage was destroyed.  However, being left unhindered by FEMA, the city is quickly rebuilt.


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

-James Madison

How About You?

Are You Governing Yourself?

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


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



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Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing


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

Renew Your Promise


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


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

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

The Choice Is This Stark

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


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

March 28- In 193, Roman Emperor Publius Helvius Pertinax is assassinated by his Praetorian Guards, who then auction the throne to the highest bidder (Senator Didius Julianus).  In 1834, the United States Senate censures President Andrew Jackson for de-funding the Second Bank of the United States (a central bank equipped to emit notes and extend credit, somewhat anticipating the current Federal Reserve, and responsible, during its 20-year existence, for a massive real-estate price bubble and collapse).  After the demise of the bank, the United States experienced virtually zero inflation until the Fed was instituted (with the exception of the period during the War Between The States, when the Lincoln administration issued its fiat "greenbacks").   In 1939, fascist Francisco Franco takes Madrid in the Spanish Civil War.  In 1979, the worst nuclear power plant accident in American history occurs at the Three Mile Island reactor in Pennsylvania.  No one is hurt and no damage occurs.



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


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

Regarding "Tax Reform"



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

-Arthur Schopenhauer


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

March 29- In 1638, Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware.  In 1886, Dr. John Pemberton brews the first vat of Cocaine-Cola (Coca-Cola).  In 1936, Adolph Hitler's policy of reoccupation of the Rhineland is supported by 97.8 percent of the German electorate in a referendum.  In 1951, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage in connection with their passing of United States nuclear weapon secrets to the Soviet Union.  In 1971, Lt. William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder for the massacre at My Lai.  In 2014, the first government-licensed same-sex weddings are performed in England and Wales.  In 2017, Britain begins its process of departure from the European Union.


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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