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Current Events and Continuing Education for April 20, 2020

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-James Madison


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Ours is a Constitutional system in which, by nature, there can be no "emergency government powers" over individual citizens.

What Is, And What Is Not, Within The Power Of The State


Warriors share new victories in shrinking Leviathan, offering us all:

More Points Of Light Amidst The Despotic "Lockdown" Darkness


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Propaganda Of Terror And Fear: A Lesson From Recent History'


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:

April 20- In 1861, Robert E. Lee resigns his United States Army commission and devotes himself to the defense of his native country, Virginia.  In 1912, Tiger Stadium in Detroit and Fenway Park in Boston open for business.  In 1916, the Chicago Cubs play their first game at Wrigley Field.  In 1918, the Red Baron shoots down his 79th and 80th dogfight opponents, his last before being killed himself the next day.  In 1999, two students kill or wound 37 unarmed students and teachers at Columbine High School in Colorado.  Arriving on the scene halfway through the carnage, police wait outside the building doing nothing until long after the gunfire has ended.


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


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


And, HEY, II! Please don't just read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or approvingly and then move on to other things. I don't post in order to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with perspectives and arguments with which to educate others, and in the expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things.

We won't win by YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.

What Is, And What Is Not, Within The Power Of The State

A legal debunk of "emergency powers" pretenses, followed by some commentary on what must-- and what must not-- change in the "post-Covid-19 world".

AMERICANS DON'T CREATE GOVERNMENTS in order to have their lives micromanaged. Americans don't WANT their lives micromanaged.

Nor do Americans empower governments to compel their obedience in any regard, other than per authority expressly and deliberately delegated-- by super-majorities of the population as a whole, after due consideration and debate-- concerning the relevant area or issue. Further, such authority is always circumscribed by rules as to its scope and the manner in which, and purposes for which, it can be exercised.

IN FACT, WE AMERICANS CREATE GOVERNMENTS solely to accomplish a small number of things which the super-majority agrees in advance are needed, and feel cannot be properly accomplished by individuals acting alone, or by reliance on the natural and spontaneous dynamics of society. The state (by which is meant here both the federal entity operating out of Washington, DC and each of the several states) has no authority to do anything else, and can command nothing except as necessary to the accomplishment of that small number of things (and while keeping within the limits of all Constitutional prescriptions and proscriptions on its behavior).

Everything beyond that small number of things delegated to the state (on good behavior, and subject to all the rules and restrictions imposed) is left to society and the people as individuals. And that small number of delegated things can be withdrawn from the state's portfolio at any time by the people, to whom complete authority over all of it actually belongs.

In no regard and under no circumstances has the state been authorized to act simply as its officeholders see fit, and to compel our participation and cooperation with those decisions. Indeed, the state cannot be so authorized, under a Constitutional system.

HERE'S THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 101 PROBLEM with state officeholders "exercising discretion": Any provision (or doctrine) purporting to authorize any such thing would have those officeholders determining the scope and limits of their authority for themselves. This necessarily and inescapably would mean that such officeholders would be exercising "authority" which has not been delegated to them.

Under such provisions or doctrine, our elected officials would thereby really be rulers-- kings and queens, in fact, even if each only in a designated sphere-- rather than servants chosen to accomplish specified tasks to which we had set them.

Such a provision or doctrine would be inherently violative of the sovereignty of the people (and thus void ab initio). It would also be at war with every principle of Constitutional government, in which the state's powers are spelled out for the very purpose of precluding the exercise of indeterminate "autoritah", and the Constitution doesn't simply provide for the selection of officers, leaving all further decisions as to what powers to exercise, and how, to the wisdom and good character of the angels who would then be chosen by the prescribed methods.

Needless to say, however much the chief skill of politicians is the misrepresentation of his or her character, angels are not available to be chosen for these offices. As James Madison dryly put it in Federalist No. 51, observing that limits and controls on the scope of the state's power must therefore be imposed Constitutionally:

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.”

Jefferson put it more bluntly:

"[L]et no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."

IN LIGHT OF ALL THE FOREGOING, it is clear that there is, and can be, no such thing as an "emergency" power possessed by the state in a Constitutional system. Even our current state's own grand pooh-bahs of presumed authority to determine the state's authority says so:

"The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times and under all circumstances. No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government."

-US Supreme Court, Ex parte Milligan, 71 U.S. 2 (1866) (Unanimous decision)

Actions outside the provisions of the Constitution amount to a suspension of the Constitution, in which it is specified that the state may exercise no power not expressly delegated to it by the people:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Tenth Article of Amendment, U.S. Constitution

The Constitutions of the several states contain the same provisions limiting those states to delegated authority. In Michigan's, for instance, we find this as the very first provision of the very first Article:

§ 1 Political power.

All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their equal benefit, security and protection.

All power being inherent in the people, the state has none which is not delegated to it by way of the people's Constitution. As observed above, open-ended, unspecific "emergency powers", or other provisions by which the state's officers determine for themselves the scope and limits of their authority cannot co-exist with a structure of delegated authority and powers.

You can have a king or you can have a Constitution-- you can't have both. Since state officials only have offices to hold at all by virtue of the Constitution, they cannot exercise the power of kings, even if fires rage and floods follow.

FURTHER, AND PARTICULARLY RELEVANT to the matter of alleged "emergency powers", in the US Constitution, the very first section of Article I specifies that:

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Michigan's Constitution lays down the same rule, as section 1 of Article IV (bracketed clarifications are mine):

§ 1 Legislative power.

Sec. 1. Except to the extent limited or abrogated by article IV, section 6 [providing for an Independent citizens redistricting commission] or article V, section 2 [allowing the governor to rearrange or reassign functions with the legislatively-established executive branch, subject to approval by the legislature where having the character of law], the legislative power of the State of Michigan is vested in a senate and a house of representatives.

...with the exclusivity aspect expressly declared in section 2 of Article III:

§ 2 Separation of powers of government.

The powers of government are divided into three branches: legislative, executive and judicial. No person exercising powers of one branch shall exercise powers properly belonging to another branch except as expressly provided in this constitution.

So-called "emergency powers" invariably amount to autocratic powers-- that is, decrees purporting to have the effect and authority of general laws, despite being delivered by something other than the legislature. Per the foregoing express provisions of both the US and (again as an example of a state Constitution) Michigan Constitutions, this is illegal.

It doesn't matter why such powers are usurped; there are no exceptions-- "emergency" or otherwise-- making the usurpations legal.

Indeed, the US Constitution lacks the word "emergency" completely.

Michigan's Constitution does contain the term, but only in sections allowing the legislature to make certain provisions to deal with "disasters occurring in this state caused by enemy attack on the United States" at Art. IV, § 39, and providing for abrogation of certain tax caps in cases of revenue emergencies at Art. IX, §§ 25 & 27. Thus, no autocratic "emergency exceptions" to the rule exist.

In short, not even the legislatures, federal or state, can provide or "redelegate" law-making power-- for emergency purposes or any other-- to any autocrat, whether in the executive branch or elsewhere. In relying on such measures (such as Michigan's governor resorting to the 1945 "Emergency Powers Of Governor" act or the 1976 "Emergency Management Act") autocrats turn to legislation that is flatly unconstitutional.

Executives can be authorized by "emergency" legislation to shuffle workers and assignments in their own branch about, and to create or reorganize or dissolve executive departments, and so forth, by "executive orders" and other such autocratic decrees. But they can't be authorized to dictate to the general public as though their declaration of an "emergency"-- or even the legislature's declaration of an "emergency"-- works as an "off" switch to the Constitution and legitimizes their assumption-- or even the legislature's assumption-- of the power wielded by Josef Stalin in the 1930s USSR.

NONE OF THIS MEANS that there is no way for America-- or portions thereof-- to respond to emergencies, of course. It just means that such responses are left in the hands of individuals.

Individuals responding to emergencies, or exercising any other authority not delegated to any institution, may very well choose to act in exactly the way that an authorized state might ordain. Or, they may not. Either way they are free to look out for their individual interests in whatever ways seem best to them.

Either way, the state can in no way hinder those individual decisions or dictate others, in any way outside the normal, Constitutionally-prescribed procedures. Either way, there can be no citizen-affecting laws other than as enacted by the legislature and signed by the executive in the normal fashion.

Beyond just the requirement for "normalcy" in the enactment process, laws enacted during "emergencies" cannot exceed the normal limits of scope and character to which state power is confined. There can be no "special emergency law" exceptions.

No such law can compromise the citizen's right to travel as he/she sees fit; to assemble as he/she sees fit; to worship as he/she sees fit; or to conduct a business or engage in other honest economic activity as he/she sees fit. In short, no law, even in emergencies, can hinder a citizen in his or her exercise and enjoyment of all rights and liberties unless and until convicted of a "normal times" crime.

SIMILARLY, JUST AS THERE IS NO indeterminate "emergency power" in the state, there is no such thing as a valid "continuity of government" protocol outside of what is prescribed in the Constitution. If a situation arises in which Constitutional prescriptions for the transfer of power cannot be followed, then the state becomes entirely void-- entirely without authority in any regard or any office.

Indeed, in such circumstances the state is no longer in existence at all. Whatever happens next will be up to the people writing on a tabula rosa.

What follows could, and likely would, model or recreate in large part the prior Constitutional structure (though with such modifications as would guard against the insufficiencies that led to its dissolution-- such as, perhaps, a clearer rendering of the "express powers" doctrine embodied in its design than is currently provided by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments). But in the meantime, the prior structure and all its works are dust.

Any actor coming forth in the interim on the basis of some "continuity of government" plan (or purporting to exercise any other kind of "emergency power") would be as illegitimate as your neighbor Joe's attempt to exploit the situation and declare himself king.

Indeed, it would be the duty of every American to arrest as a would-be tyrant anyone alleging him- or herself to be cloaked in authority under some act of the former state. That former state would no longer exists and was never authorized to appoint or establish a post- or extra-Constitutional "continuity government" in the first place.

SPEAKING OF DUTIES, let's take in the words of one man whose reasoning and spirit were among the chief guides and inspirations for the American enlightenment reflected in the Declaration of Independence and the various American Constitutions. This particular admonition is especially apropos as we consider how to respond to the current situation here in the "land of the free and the home of the brave":

"Any single man must judge for himself whether circumstances warrant obedience or resistance to the commands of the civil magistrate; we are all qualified, entitled, and morally obliged to evaluate the conduct of our rulers. This political judgment, moreover, is not simply or primarily a right, but like self-preservation, a duty to God. As such it is a judgment that men cannot part with according to the God of Nature. It is the first and foremost of our inalienable rights without which we can preserve no other"

-John Locke

Thomas Jefferson, again, puts it more succinctly:

"A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate"

Heed these words. THESE WORDS summarize the law, and most especially the law in times of "emergency".

Every "emergency" decree is unlawful, and tolerating them establishes a hugely dangerous precedent, habituating the American people to allowing themselves to be bound and made helpless, and inviting more and worse experiments upon our liberty. Let it not be so.

"It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of Citizens and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. The free men of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle."

-James Madison

(NOTE: "Emergency powers" acts have long been on the books in both the United States and in various of the several states. They have occasionally been upheld by courts-- usually under manifestly specious "reasoning" well-represented by the absurd rationale of certain jurists in various cases to the effect that "the Constitution is not a suicide pact".

This pompous declaration proposes that the means truly needed for dealing successfully with various exigencies cannot be accomplished in any manner whatever without violation of Constitutional provisions. In reality, the matter is simply that adhering to Constitutional provisions-- as the state must do, or be bereft of authority entirely-- is less convenient than some preferred alternative.

I mention this to forearm everyone with the open-eyed expectation of some pushback citing to such judicial decisions when presenting the arguments above in the public fora, and with a weapon against it which just requires confidence and resolve to be wielded effectively. This might help, too.)

PART II-- About That "Everything Must Change" Notion...

We don't need any change in our society or political structure-- we just need to resume enforcing our political structure.

THE ONLY THING THAT MUST CHANGE (or should be allowed to change) post-Covid-19 hysteria is the size of the state. As it has done so many times before, the overgrown state has just subjected America to a ferocious hobgoblin-flogging in service of the agendas of its operators and their cronies and clients. It is that hobgoblin-flogging that has done all the harm and it is that against which we must protect ourselves.

In this day and age of potentially-unlimited journalistic diffusion-- in which there are no natural bottlenecks, gatekeepers and filters--the state's operators were only able to subject the country to the panic and the resulting opportunistic oppression, destruction and looting by virtue of its massive size and influence. There is only one solution to that problem:

AMERICA MUST LEARN AND EMBRACE THE CtC REMEDY, and shrink this bitch into relative harmlessness.

BTW, at the same time that we act to spread CtC's revelations and empower our brothers and sisters across the land to begin downsizing the DCvers (and their counterparts in the several statehouses), YOU, and everyone you can reach-- MUST also study and learn the fascinating truth about the Fourth Amendment. This is the means by which we can be spared another massive ratchet-up of the surveillance state.

That surveillance-state ratchet-up is surely among the primary purposes for the inflation of the Covid-19 nothing-burger into the Blob that ate West Texas (or into Godzilla, or the zombie apocalypse, or whatever is your favorite sky-is-falling, dogs-and-cats-living-together nightmare scenario). The ratchet-up must be prevented, and the existing panopticon must be blinded.

The knowledge of the true meaning of the terms in the Fourth Amendment will accomplish both those things, when widely enough known. Make it so.


ANOTHER KEY GOAL of those trying to exploit the latest convenient "crisis" is the elimination of money. Perhaps I should say, the completion of the elimination of money.

Here the idea is to be rid of physical trade tokens-- tokens which people can keep in their own hands and therefore preserve, protect and always have available to facilitate autonomous freedom of action. These physical objects-- be they gold and silver coins or even just pieces of paper-- are to be "replaced" with a mere digital record of credit, the availability and use of which rests on the good graces of whoever has the power to access the account on the backend.

The pretext, of course, is that physical tokens are disease vectors, going from one hand to another. Unremarked is the fact that every single product that changes hands in the marketplace is exactly the same in this regard, and thus, eliminating physical money offers no meaningful benefit vis a vis viral transmission...

THE POINTLESSNESS OF THE DISEASE-VECTOR THING goes unremarked because it is irrelevant. The real point of the elimination of physical money is to put control over the availability, use and debiting of everyone's wealth-- which means control over everyone generally-- in the hands of the state.

Imagine how simple it will become to suppress dissent or thwart efforts to abolish an existing intolerable state when the ability of any dissenter to purchase gas, food, electricity, etc.-- once he or she has been revealed by speaking up-- can simply be turned off with a keystroke. Such folks won't even be able to be supported at a subsistence-level by sympathizers, whose deviations from their own normal consumption will expose them in turn.

The result will soon be that no dissenting word is spoken to begin with-- or, at least, not by way of any medium capable of reaching more than a few eyes or ears, all of which are monitored 24/7.

And, of course, that monitoring will be enormously enhanced by a switch to digital currency. Not only will everyone's access to his or her purchasing power be put within the control of others, but from that point forward every purchase will be recorded-- place, item or service, buyer and seller.

DO THESE FEARS SOUND FANCIFUL? To a greater or lesser degree, they are already being realized.

Here, so far, the toe is in the water with private-sector deplatforming of those with disfavored views, and just a bit of state-operated control, so far, in the form of laws against so-called "hate-speech" and disfavored political and policy-related behavior. In China, state-imposed "social credit" structures already control access to goods, services, platforms and facilities, punishing with debilitating limits those who act in ways displeasing to the state.

There is a great deal more that could be said about this "digital currency" plan, but what is already discussed should be more than enough to make clear its complete unacceptability. Stand firm with the Constitution, which prescribes the state's ability to coin money, only, and prohibits the several states from making anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.


THE FOREGOING WILL HAVE TO BE ENOUGH FOR NOW, I suppose. But it IS enough to make clear the dire threats we face right now-- which can be said with no exaggeration involved.

Some mean to use this contrived "Covid-19 crisis" to complete the ongoing destruction of the American experiment of individual sovereignty and liberty under the true rule of law-- an assault begun early in the 20th Century and actually capturing ground at an increasingly rapid pace since the 1940s. These evil actors (and their merely ignorant and deluded tools) mean to transform America into just a "modern" version of the ancient nightmares from which our founding ancestors managed to awaken not all that long ago.

I hope everyone will rise to this very immediately-dire occasion and crush all efforts to embed in the American consciousness the habit of subordination to unconstitutional edicts from the state based on alleged "emergency" circumstances, or expansion (or political rehabilitation) of the panopticon, or the elimination or undermining of freedom-favoring physical currency and the habit of its use.

Once again, all that should change as a result of what has been learned from the "Covid-19 crisis" is the shrinkage of the ever-more-nakedly dangerous unbridled and Leviathan state.

Once again, PLEASE study and spread and support-- with vigorous words and deeds-- the CtC remedy , and the fascinating and state-restraining truth about the Fourth Amendment, as well.

Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas graced us with this very effective bon mot many years ago:

"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness."

The words resonate, do they not? They give their reader a chill, and a healthy bit of raised consciousness to go with it.

And yet, their measure was better-suited to the time, more than forty years ago, in which they were composed.

Today, we're not really being warned of darkness creeping forward by merely a slight change in the air. Rather, we are being treated to a stiff, cold and unmistakable wind of warning, by which the wise will be given a good deal more than simply a chill.

Woe, as well as shame, will be ours should we not take heed and rise up in action against the danger.

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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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More Points Of Light Amidst The Despotic "Lockdown" Darkness

Three real American heroes share a bunch of inspiring new victories in pouring water on the witch.

THREE WEEKS AGO VICTOR SWOPE secured his first CtC-educated victory in reminding Uncle Sam who works for whom in America. Victor saw to the complete refund of the more than $27K that had been paid-in to the feds against the possibility that anything he had done during 2018 qualified for the income tax:

Victor's return, which can be seen here, very plainly informed the IRS of what he was doing and why, where it mattered-- and did so (mostly) without inappropriate explanations, assertions or "arguments". His refund was in his mailbox a mere six weeks after the filing.


YOUNG BUT NONETHELESS SEASONED VETERAN WARRIOR JACOB PARK shares his latest two victories, consisting of complete refunds from both Utah and the feds for 2019:

...here is that filing; and:

Here is the Utah filing, which was subject to a bit of delay in the processing when the state first insisted on seeing Jacob's federal return.


WE'LL WRAP UP FOR TODAY with Jon Golden's inspiring testimonial video. Jon shares six victories secured over the last several years and totaling more than $52K.

These serial victories have been won even while this good American has had to deal with obnoxious desperation-dodges by the IRS in regard to Jon's first educated filing, by which the agency has wasted its time and Jon's with fruitless attempts to scare or confuse him back into the barn.

I'll let Jon tell the story and show the docs:


SO, WELL DONE, Victor, Jacob and Jon! These great victories join those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here. Each constitutes another critical step toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.

Don't you wish your victories were proudly posted, too?

It's easy. Stand up on behalf of the law, and then share the evidence.

That's all there is to it!

BTW, DON'T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted, too, like Jon's? This is easy to do, and very important (plus it can get you some great losthorizons swag!). See (and carefully read in their entirety) these guidelines and encouragements.

Remember, it's all about upholding the law, and that is YOUR responsibility. Awakening others to this high and honorable duty is the best way to make it happen.

"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

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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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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)

Brave New Normal

by C.J. Hopkins

So the War on Populism is finally over. Go ahead, take a wild guess who won.

I’ll give you a hint. It wasn’t the Russians, or the white supremacists, or the gilets jaunes, or Jeremy Corbyn’s Nazi Death Cult, or the misogynist Bernie Bros, or the MAGA-hat terrorists, or any of the other real or fictional “populist” forces that global capitalism has been waging war on for the last four years.

What? You weren’t aware that global capitalism was fighting a War on Populism? That’s OK, most other folks weren’t. It wasn’t officially announced or anything. It was launched in the summer of 2016, just as the War on Terror was ending, as a sequel to the War on Terror, or a variation on the War on Terror, or continuation of the War on Terror, or … whatever, it doesn’t really matter anymore, because now we’re fighting the War on Death, or the War on Minor Cold-like Symptoms, depending on your age and general state of health.

That’s right, folks, once again, global capitalism (a/k/a “the world”) is under attack by an evil enemy. GloboCap just can’t catch a break. From the moment it defeated communism and became a global ideological hegemon, it has been one evil enemy after another.

No sooner had it celebrated winning the Cold War and started ruthlessly restructuring and privatizing everything than it was savagely attacked by “Islamic terrorists,” and so was forced to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, and kill and torture a lot of people, and destabilize the entire Middle East, and illegally surveil everybody, and … well, you remember the War on Terror.

Then, just as the War on Terror seemed to be finally winding down, and the only terrorists left were the “self-radicalized” terrorists (many of whom weren’t even actual terrorists), and it looked like GloboCap was finally going to be able to finish privatizing and debt-enslaving everything and everyone in peace, wouldn’t you know it, we were attacked again, this time by the global conspiracy of Russian-backed, neo-fascist “populists” that caused the Brexit and elected Trump, and tried to elect Corbyn and Bernie Sanders, and loosed the gilets jaunes on France, and who’ve been threatening the “fabric of Western democracy” with dissension-sowing Facebook memes.

Unfortunately, unlike the War on Terror, the War on Populism didn’t go that well. After four years of fighting, GloboCap (a/k/a the neoliberal Resistance) had … OK, they had snuffed both Corbyn and Sanders, but they had totally blown the Russiagate psyop, and so were looking at four more years of Trump, and Lord knows how many of Johnson in the U.K. (which had actually left the European Union), and the gilets jaunes weren’t going away, and, basically, “populism” was still on the rise (if not in reality, in hearts and minds).

And so, just as the War on Populism had replaced (or redefined) the War on Terror, the War on Death has been officially launched to replace (or redefine) the War on Populism … which means (you guessed it), once again, it’s time to roll out another “brave new normal.”

The character of this brave new normal is, at this point, unmistakably clear … so clear that most people cannot see it, because their minds are not prepared to accept it, so they do not recognize it, though they are looking right at it. Like Dolores in the Westworld series, “it doesn’t look like anything” to them. To the rest of us, it looks rather totalitarian.

In the span of approximately 100 days, the entire global capitalist empire has been transformed into a de facto police state. Constitutional rights have been suspended. Most of us are under house arrest. Police are rounding up anyone not cooperating with the new emergency measures. They are pulling riders off of public transportation, arresting people whose papers aren’t in order, harassing, beating, intimidating, and arbitrarily detaining anyone they decide is “a danger to public health.”

Authorities are openly threatening to forcibly pull people out of their homes and quarantine them. Cops are hunting down runaway grandmothers. They’re raiding services in churches and synagogues. Citizens are being forced to wear ankle monitors. Families out for a walk are being menaced by robots and Orwellian drones.

Counterterrorism troops have been deployed to deal with non-compliant “rule breakers.” Anyone the U.S. authorities deem to have “intentionally spread the coronavirus” can be arrested and charged as a coronavirus terrorist. Artificial intelligence firms are working with governments to implement systems to log and track our contacts and movements. As a recent Foreign Policy article put it:

“The counterterrorism analogy is useful because it shows the direction of travel of pandemic policy. Imagine a new coronavirus patient is detected. Once he or she tests positive, the government could use cell-phone data to trace everyone he or she has been in close proximity to, perhaps focusing on those people who were in contact for more than a few minutes. Your cell-phone signal could then be used to enforce quarantine decisions. Leave your apartment and the authorities will know. Leave your phone behind and they will call you. Run the battery down and a police car will be at your door in a manner of minutes …”

I could go on, but I think you get the picture, or … well, you either do or you don’t.


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SO, THERE'S A(NOTHER) GREAT ARTICLE by C.J. Hopkins. It starts out with an entertaining wittiness, which then carries the reader along to its actually very grave and important message. This is the very best kind of "opinion writing"-- as long as the smile at the beginning is successfully replaced with the frown that is meant to be found at the end, and the frown is what sticks for the take-away.

Of course, from that opener, you can guess that I'm hoping you did read Hopkins' article through... I account it a fine seconding of the message I'm trying to share in the lead article of this newsletter edition, and am counting on it to have done that job effectively.

To reiterate that message in a nutshell, we've got a deadly-serious situation facing us, people. Speaking as a very bright and well-educated guy who has devoted the last 40 years or so to close study and analysis of American law, policy and politics (with a pretty close eye on world affairs, as well), I am telling you that this country, and all that makes it special, are under an unprecedentedly intense and dangerous attack, RIGHT NOW.

Enemies of individual autonomy-- individual sovereignty-- are striving hard RIGHT NOW to set the stage for a fundamental restructuring of our principle-based political system into a centrally-dictated-outcome-oriented contrivance. In that contrivance meaningful freedom will be extinguished, each person's life will become subordinated to the fancies of whoever is running the hive at any given time (whether overtly or from behind the scene), and escape from, or overthrow of, this disaster as its evils become manifest will be well-nigh impossible.

It is RIGHT NOW that those who cherish anything at all about individual liberty, natural rights and the real rule of law must stand up and defend those treasures, or lose them.

I WILL CONFESS THAT AS MUCH AS ANYONE, I am astonished at the speed and effectiveness with which this coup-attempt-in-progress has been rolled out. It leaves one practically breathless.

The ploy of making the average person more afraid of the hobgoblin du jour than of the ratcheted-up Leviathan state which is offered as its remedy is old, tried and true. And elements of the press-- the unfortunately-relied-upon counterweight to the ambitious state-- have always been stenographers and co-conspirators of the hobgoblin-floggers.

But there have almost always also been elements of the press which stand on the other side and keep the attacks a bit tentative and ultimately incremental in the harm that they do. In this "Covid-19" affair, however, the press has been nearly monolithic as participants in the resistance-draining insanity.

Certainly that surprising and hugely-harmful singularity of insidious voice has been every bit the case in the mainstream media. But the same pernicious panic-mongering has manifested to a very unexpected and disturbing degree even among voices which previously could be counted upon to actually merit the sobriquet of "alt-media".

It appears that 'Operation Mockingbird' and its progeny have really been busy in recent years. (See some words on that subject here.)

ANYWAY, HOWEVER IT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED, the fact is that a dagger is now at Lady Liberty's throat. Every American who cares about that great and beautiful Lady-- or even any who simply value the prosperity that can only be achieved and sustained by individuals free to seek their own most productive and rewarding places in the immensely complex spontaneous order by which an economy is optimized and produces great and widespread wealth-- should be upstanding, angry, and on the battlefield.

I can't tell anyone what to do (except to learn and spread and act upon this remedy and this remedy, and this insight). But I can tell you that now is the time to do whatever you are going to. Remember the wise words of Frederick Douglass:

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

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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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(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is No Such Agency!)



Selected Features From Recent Editions:

Even during the "lockdown" America's liberation from its longest-lasting and most expensive hoax continues apace...

Business Owner Kiki Bittner Shares A Great Video!


Reasons and remedies for why...

The World Is Embracing The Hydroxychloroquine/Azithromycin Cure, But America Lags Behind


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Propaganda Of Terror And Fear: A Lesson From Recent History'


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!'


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/a>


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

The Virtual Certainty Of Foreign Interference In The 2020 Election


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'On Rogues And Rogue States'


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

The Day The Lights Went On In Georgia!


Ruben Varela shares some good news:

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


And let's not stop with billboards...

Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Reclaiming Your Inner Fascist'


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

Leviathan Takes More Hits


And yet, it moves...

The Galileo Factor


Already?! Yes!!

It's 'Christmas Special' Time Again!


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

The Biggest Snow Job In World History


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

What Is Going On Here, People?


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Deep-State, Redefined'


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

The Main Chance That Everyone Is Missing


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

Every Which Way But Loose


I hate to say it, but...

Most Of You Deserve To Be Squashed Like Cockroaches


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

Brenna Wright Shares Her Tax Truth Odyssey


Fascinating material on a pernicious effort to destroy liberty:

A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud


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

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


This really is a simple enough thing...

Hendrickson's Axiom of Special Definitions


From the 'Garbage In Yields Garbage Out' Department:

Debunking The '1870s Income Tax Repeal' Myth


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

A Few Words About The Constitution


At least these "ladies" are honest...

A Word From The United Bitches Of America


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

Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached


It is so easy to prove that...

The Government Knows Perfectly Well That CtC Is 100% Correct


An updated and ever-more important commentary:

What America Really Gets From The "Ignorance Tax"


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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

April 21- In 1836, Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat Mexican General Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto.  In 1944, France recognizes the right of women to vote.  In 1975, Nguyen Van Thieu, President of South Vietnam, flees Saigon.  In 1989, 100,000 students fill Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.


A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

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

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Which Storm Is It Going To Be For You? 1776's? Or 1984's?

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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.


Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter


Notes And Tips For Educated Filers


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

April 22- In 1509, Henry VIII takes the throne of England.  In 1898, the United States Navy initiates a blockade of Cuban ports in an opening move of the Spanish-American War.  In 1912, Pravda begins publication in St. Petersburg, Russia.  In 2000, federal agents seize six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez from his relatives in Miami in order to return him to the island prison.


A Two-Minute Review Of CtC

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

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Some Good Perspective From The Delightfully Sardonic John Prine

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


Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial


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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.


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.


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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

April 23- In 1968, students protesting the Viet Nam war take over the administration buildings at Columbia University.  In 1985, Coca-Cola changes to the "New Coke".  The fit of madness passes within a few months and use of the old formula is resumed.  In 1988, Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' is bumped from the Billboard 200 for the first time after 741 consecutive weeks on the chart.  In 2018, an attacker wielding a van, not a gun, kills 10 and wounds 16 in Toronto.


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?


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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:

April 24- In 1184 BC, the people of Troy are fooled by avarice into being the means of their own undoing.  Presented with a magnificent giant wooden statue of a horse, the Trojans bring it within their city's walls.  When night falls, Greek warriors hidden within the statue slip out and open the gates of their enemy's stronghold, allowing their fellows who waited outside to pour in and conquer formerly impregnable Troy.  In 1800, President John Adams signs legislation appropriating $5,000 to establish a library of "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".  Now occupying three large buildings holding well over 32 million books and counting-- none of which circulate to the public, and the vast, vast majority of which never have been used by any Congressman and never will be-- and with an annual budget of over $600 million and a staff of more than 3,600, the Library of Congress is a fine example of a cancerous federal boondoggle...  In 1916, the phase of the Irish rebellion known as "The Easter Risings" begins.  In 1970, China puts its first satellite into orbit.  In 1990, the Hubble Space telescope is launched into orbit; and Gruinard Island, Scotland, the test site of weaponized anthrax by the British government during World War II, is declared safe after 48 years of quarantine.


“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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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:

April 25- In 1846, a U.S. patrol excursion across the Texas border into Mexico precipitates the Mexican-American War.  In 1859, ground is broken for the Suez Canal.  In 1898, the United States declares war on Spain, using the pretext of the mysterious sinking of the USS Maine in a Cuban harbor.  The war resulted in U.S. claims of ownership of the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico, and a more limited sovereignty over Cuba.  In 1916, Britain declares martial law in Ireland in response to the Easter Uprisings.  In 1953, the structure of DNA is described.  In 1961, the integrated circuit is patented.  In 1983, Pioneer 10, launched March 2, 1972, passes the orbit of Pluto.



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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:

April 26- In 1607, English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia before going on to establish Jamestown.  In 1865, Confederate General Joseph Johnson surrenders to Union General William Tecumseh Sherman near Durham, North Carolina; and John Wilkes Booth is reportedly found and killed by Union cavalry troops in North Virginia.  In 1933, the Gestapo is established in Germany.  In 1982, a South Korean police officer spends eight hours using his department-issued weapons (and a few others selected from the police armory) systematically killing 57 civilians-- most in their homes, but the first three being the local telephone exchange operators.


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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