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Current Events and Continuing Education for June 1, 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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It's way past time that these issues were addressed...

The Digital Freedom Of Expression And Real Privacy Act

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Michigan, Texas, and now Virginia and Kentucky

More "Lockdown" Liberty Keys Have Been Posted (And More On The Use-This-"Crisis" Action Item)

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Jonesy in Wyoming tells it like it is...

A Good Man Urges Good Americans To Take Back The Soul Of Our Beloved Country

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Brave New Normal (Part 2)'

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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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"There are two distinct classes of men...those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes."

-Thomas Paine

 

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

June 1- In 1660, Mary Dyer is hanged by officials of the Massachusetts Colony for choosing to be a Quaker in defiance of the local "law" prohibiting that religious sect.  In 1792, Kentucky is admitted to the union as the 16th of the several states.  In 1812, President James Madison asks Congress to declare war on Great Britain.  In 1869, Thomas Edison receives his first patent-- for an electric voting machine.  In 1925, Lou Gehrig plays the first of 2,130 consecutive baseball games.  In 2009, General Motors declares bankruptcy.

 

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

  

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

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

-Samuel Adams

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

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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.

The Digital Freedom Of Expression And Real Privacy Act

Taking a shot at two very serious modern problems (and the first is not on behalf of Donald Trump particularly, but for the benefit of everyone with something to say...)

I HAVE TWO LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS TODAY for everyone's consideration:

1.Digital Freedom of Expression and The Hall of Shame

(a) IT IS THE WILL of the American People that their ability and desire to express themselves and to enjoy the benefits of all forms of communications and information technology be uncompromised and unexploited in any fashion whatever. Therefore, Congress directs the Federal Communications Commission to establish a unit with the responsibility for publicly identifying service-providers in the area of social media platforms, digital search services, content hosting, communications and entertainment who are guilty of monitoring, editing, censoring, restricting, categorizing, sequestering, recording, retaining or distributing any content, logs, metadata, search history, or data of any kind whatever concerning or created by any user of the provider's services, with or without the user's assumed, implicit or explicit permission. Such public identification will detail type and frequency of offense and be done in such a fashion as to enable the American people to make informed choices as to which providers suit their preferences for neutrality and respect for user privacy and which do not.

(b) A willful breach by anyone responsible for identifying and publicizing one or more guilty parties pursuant to the provisions in subsection (a) is guilty of a felony punishable by ten years in prison or a $500,000.00 fine, or both.

(c) Any service-provider described in paragraph (a) who engages in editing, censoring, restricting, categorizing, sequestering, editorializing or distinguishing in any way an item or content posted by a user is liable to legal action to the user or other affected party in regard to such editing, censoring, restricting, categorizing, sequestering, editorializing or distinguishing under all provisions of law related to publishing.

2. Real Privacy

(a) No agent or agency of the United States shall solicit, procure, receive, accept or retain data in any form or of any kind captured, recorded, assembled or made available in any form whatever by or from any person, nor capture, record, monitor, retain or distribute data in any form whatever, except as expressly and narrowly authorized in a warrant issued by an impartial judge upon a sworn showing of probable cause that evidence of a crime shall be found thereby, and particularly describing the data to be captured, recorded, monitored, retained, distributed solicited, procured, received or accepted.

(b) A willful breach of the provisions of subsection (a) is a felony punishable by ten years in prison or a $500,000.00 fine, or both.

SO, HOW ABOUT IT, folks? Urge this on your congresscritters.

I believe the Digital Freedom of Expression and Hall of Shame will pass Constitutional muster without any problem (unlike some other approaches being plumped-for in other quarters). Though not instantly, it will inexorably shift users to better-behaved platforms (and those platforms into dominance), and cause badly-behaving platforms to reform.

The Real Privacy portion is a no-brainer, even though it will be strenuously opposed by every corrupt government agency that has been happily violating the Fourth Amendment for the last few decades (see why and how here)-- a fact which by itself establishes that such agencies shouldn't even be given a place at the table in considering this affirmation of the fundamental law.

But neither step forward will happen without your activism...

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Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

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

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The Law, In Seven Pages

Really.

HERE IS THE LAW, IN 7 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW THE SCHEME WORKS, IN 8 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW TO OVERCOME THE SCHEME AND ENFORCE THE LAW, IN 256 PAGES.

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

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

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More "Lockdown" Liberty Keys Have Been Posted

Virginia and Kentucky, specifically...

SEE THE WHOLE BATCH SO FAR (Michigan, Texas, Virginia and Kentucky) at this link, and, really, people-- get these out there! Even if you are personally paralyzed by fear, your recognition of the importance of the rule of law should have you sending these far and wide if only so others with more sand can make use of them (and learn important lessons from them, as explained here).

BTW, I know that some of you have been a bit mystified by these "lockdown keys". There are two things that perhaps need to be said about them to address that confusion.

The first thing is to remind everyone that labels mean nothing. In law, "substance" rules over "form".

Devising and issuing commands to the general public, disobedience of which can be punished by the state apparatus in any way whatsoever, is the making of laws. It doesn't matter that the products are called "executive orders"; such devising and issuing is legislating, and it's what executive branch officials are prohibited from doing, except as expressly authorized in the Constitutions to which they have sworn fidelity.

THE SECOND THING IS TO QUASH THE NOTION that laws purporting to authorize the "executive orders" issued by the various governors which conflict with what I am showing you about the Constitutional language of the state involved means anything. What you're failing to take into account is that legislatures pass unconstitutional statutes all the time.

There is no built-in vetting procedure by which even an attempt is made to prevent unconstitutional enactments. Few, if any, states require that a proposed bill be shown to have a Constitutional basis, or to not be in violation of a Constitutional provision.

Bills gets passed simply because they are wanted. Their legality is seldom even thought about at all unless they are in obvious violation of iconic Constitutional issues, such a speech or religious practice freedoms. Otherwise the question never arises, and if a hint of concern lurks anywhere, resolution is assumed to lie in the courts if the suspect bill is ever challenged on a Constitutional-harmony basis.

Thus, the fact that a statute is cited in these various gubernatorial edicts says nothing about the validity of those edicts, and in fact, as I have shown in the various "Lockdown" Liberty Keys posted so far, that validity is found to be glaringly absent upon competent examination.

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Still Timely: Not Letting This "Crisis" Go To Waste...

...an important action item opportunity.

FRIENDS, THE BIT OF EASING of the despotic measures to which most of the country has been subjected this spring should not be allowed to bleed off the head of steam you probably had been developing. The offenses happened, and they're far from over. Stay hot.

And while you are all warmed up, and while others, if they're smart, are just as hot, I'd like you to send an email (and Facebook post, or whatever) with the following content to everyone you can (with a request that they pass it along, in turn):

[Name], over the last several months you've watched as over-fed state power has been used to literally destroy classical Western civilization and impose a new despotic paradigm. No dissent or debate permitted-- no permission or agreement sought.

YOU KNOW where this will end up if the arrogant state power being used to make this happen isn't radically diminished in size, influence, resources and popular support, and exposed as an opportunistic exploiter of legal ignorance (an ignorance which it has been nurturing in the average mind for decades).

Those things having not yet happened, you should be quaking in your boots-- and you probably are.

Isn't it time-- and past time-- for you to begin helping to make those desperately-needed defensive changes take place? There is only one way these things can happen short of a who-knows-what we'll-end-up-with explosion of violence. I'm going to show it to you.

Read this little two-page document. Click on the links at the end.

When you're done with that reading, you'll know what to do next.

BTW, REMEMBER, ALSO, THAT EVERY AMERICAN has lately been given a stark lesson in the fact that government officials at all levels will lie to you and violate the law without batting an eye. They will do so any time it serves their agenda, and you don't call them out for it.

If you know anyone who has been persisting in denial on the truth about the income tax, you know such nonsense is usually be grounded in some version or another of, "That can't be true..." or "They would never do something like that...". Now's the time to put a pin in that delusional bubble.

As the C19 hoax has starkly shown, "that" certainly CAN be true, and they certainly WOULD do something like that.

Use this evidence in all your outreach efforts.

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

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

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

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

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX IN DETAIL

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE RESOURCES

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

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

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

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

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A Good Man Urges Good Americans To Take Back The Soul Of Our Beloved Country

My friend Jonesy in Wyoming tells it like it is, and everyone should pay heed.

HITLER CLOSED THE SCHOOLS, controlled the media, pumped out an official narrative that wasn't allowed to be questioned, siphoned off huge sums of money from the public (stimulus packages), shut down jobs, and funneled everyone into "Government jobs" in order that everyone would fall in line easier.

The calculated closing of all small businesses and leaving the big box stores open - ensures that the employment is shifted to only a few key players that can be controlled. This way, the people could be controlled through their employment.

Want to go to work today?

Put on your mask, get your temperature checked, and get your Gestapo boots on so that you can march around contract tracing people - because you don't have a choice.

All the small businesses were deliberately suffocated and closed - so if you want to go to work and feed your family, you'll be a good little citizen that takes your vaccines, wears your masks, and tattles on your neighbors for not doing what the "higher ups" that continue to screw the pooch tell everyone you all need to do.

EVEN THOUGH THOSE IN CHARGE COMPLETELY messed up on their prediction models and have completely inaccurate information regarding infection rates, hospital capacities, and have made it perfectly clear the death rate was exaggerated deliberately - SOMEHOW these people (that have time and time again deliberately exaggerated "pandemic numbers") are STILL in control and making policies regarding what you can or can't do with your daily life.

These bumbling idiots that have dropped the ball COMPLETELY - are SOMEHOW still going to dictate that you must wear a mask (which is worse than useless) and that your businesses need to be closed, all employees need masks, or that you can only operate at 25% capacity.

All of these falsified and deliberately inflated numbers are now being used to usher in drone tracking, video personal identification on a global network, are deploying "drone dogs" that ensure social distancing, micro chipping, "immunity cards", and every other totalitarian wet dream you can imagine.

Those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.

Rise up Humanity - and take back your soul.

-Jonesy

JONESY PEGS IT, as he so often does. There is a looming question right now of whether this American experiment of a state subordinated to the primacy of individual liberty and the rule of law begun by the Founders 244 years ago will survive, or will go out like a candle starved for oxygen.

It's up to you, my friends.

If you put more value in what you imagine to be the personal safety to be had by acquiescing to the masks and the "distancing" and being tracked, and to the restrictions on your movement and your management of your own life and business, and to the egregious violations of state and national Constitutions by which you are being threatened if you resist these things, than you do in the principles of the American experiment, it will die. This year. Before your very eyes. No joke.

And though it doesn't matter, you will also get nothing good for doing that acquiescing. There really is nothing meaningful from which any of it will protect you, since C19 is just a typical coronavirus such as we have handled without any of these impositions every year for all of human history, and less dangerous than many of them.

YOU ARE BEING PLAYED, those of you that are acquiescing to the hobgoblin-floggers. Pull on your big-boy and big-girl pants and stand up like real Americans.

Only idiots and children would let the enduring blessings of liberty and the rule of law slip away from them and their posterity in order to protect themselves from a transient hazard, even if it WAS a truly dire threat.

Grow up.

If a foreign enemy invaded these shores to impose tracking and to dictate who gets to work or operate a business and who doesn't, and whether or not you can go to church, or to a political rally, or even just to a football game, you would put your life on the line in a heartbeat, braving bombs and bullets repelling such tyranny.

Are you seriously going to huddle at home and not repel that same tyranny when all you risk is contact with a bug? Especially a bug sporting nothing but an insignificant case fatality rate, which leaves 80-90% of infected individuals not even knowing they've had it?!

As Jonesy said, take back your soul.

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

-William Pitt

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Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word??

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

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

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

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The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

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

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

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

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

-Thomas Paine

 

OUTREACH!!!

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

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

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

-George Orwell

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

Brave New Normal (Part 2)

by C.J. Hopkins

My columns haven’t been very funny recently. This one isn’t going to be any funnier. Sorry. Fascism makes me cranky.

I don’t mean the kind of fascism the corporate media and the fake Resistance have been desperately hyping for the last four years. God help me, but I’m not terribly worried about a few hundred white-supremacist morons marching around with tiki torches hollering Nazi slogans at each other, or Jewish-Mexican-American law clerks flashing “OK” signs on TV, or smirking schoolkids in MAGA hats.

I’m talking about actual, bona fide fascism, or totalitarianism, if you want to get technical. The kind where governments declare a global “state of emergency” on account of a virus with a 0.2% to 0.6% lethality (and that causes mild, flu-like symptoms, or absolutely no symptoms whatsoever, in over 97% of those infected), locks everyone down inside their homes, suspends their constitutional rights, terrorizes them with propaganda, and unleashes uniformed goon squads on anyone who doesn’t comply with their despotic decrees.

I’m talking about the kind of totalitarianism where the police track you down with your smartphone data and then come to your house to personally harass you for attending a political protest, or attack you for challenging their illegitimate authority, and then charge you with “assault” for fighting back, and then get the media to publish a story accusing you of having “set up” the cops.

I’m talking about the kind of totalitarianism where the secret police are given carte blanche to monitor everyone’s Internet activity, and to scan you with their “surveillance helmets,” and dictate how close you can sit to your friends, and menace you with drones and robot dogs, and violently pry your kids out of your arms and arrest you if you dare to protest.

I’m talking about the kind of totalitarianism that psychologically tortures children with authoritarian loyalty rituals designed to condition them to live in fear, and respond to absurd Pavlovian stimuli, and that encourages the masses to turn off their brains and mechanically repeat propaganda slogans, like “wear a mask” and “flatten the curve,” and to report their neighbors to the police for having an “illegal” private party … and to otherwise reify the manufactured mass hysteria the authorities need to “justify” their totalitarianism.

Yeah, that kind of stuff makes me cranky.

And you know what makes me really cranky? I’ll tell you what makes me really cranky. It is people who publicly project themselves as “anti-authoritarians” and “anti-fascists,” or who have established their “anti-establishment” brands and “dissident” personas on social media, or even in the corporate media, either zealously cheerleading this totalitarianism or looking away and saying nothing as it is rolled out by the very authorities and media propagandists they pretend to oppose. I don’t know exactly why, but that stuff makes me particularly cranky.

I’ll provide you with a few examples.

Continued...

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

 

Afterword

C.J. HOPKINS KEEPS ON ROCKIN'! I hope every one of you read every word.

And I hope that you all took it seriously, and recognize that words like these are a call to action, not a pander meant to encourage you to sit back and rely on someone else to do something, now that you know you're not the only one who feels this way.

We are very much at the point where plain speaking and nothing but plain speaking is called-for. But it's very much the point where action is called-for, even more vehemently.

This beloved country of ours has let itself be led onto thin ice over cold water right now. Whether we survive this assault will depend on what each of us does right now to get us back to shore (and what we encourage as many others as possible to do, too).

There is a predisposition of many folks to just view it all from a state of mild delusion, as though what is happening is some kind of reality TV show we are watching, and to which we can afford to pay no more attention than we find comfortable. That delusional perspective is the goal of all the 24/7 propaganda about being "in this together" and "stay home to stay safe" and so forth being thrummed out by those who benefit from the quiescence of those whose world is being burned down around them.

Each of us who knows better must grab such folks by the lapels and shake them awake, or at least (and in any event) lead by example. I'll say it again: the danger is very real.

Further, as Hopkins observes in this latest piece, the big bad of this phase of the assault is the CYA spin being put into the air by those who choose Hopkins' "Option Number Two". My own thoughts on this subject have been posted here and here.

I CONTINUE TO URGE EVERYONE TO REFLECT HARD on the fact that those threatening our well-being are empowered to do so solely by our cooperation, and more, that in almost all cases, our cooperation with bad state policies is secured by false pretenses and our ignorance of the law. Indeed, it is our ignorant cooperation with the state's extraction of our wealth that allows Leviathan to exist at all, with its terrible and voracious appetites, and its lust to dominate and decree.

If more Americans understood how, as a matter of law, their resources and wealth are yielded-up to Leviathan entirely by their choice, and that they have every right and power under the law to snap shut the purse and let the beast shrink back down from 8,000 lb. do-what-I-want gorilla to Constitutionally-intended "public-servant" size-- I think we would see a change in the world for the better.

Needless to say, YOU can be an agent of that change.

Spread this introduction to the remedy, as hard and fast as you can.

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

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The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie

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

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

-Mark C. Phillips, JD

 

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

-Jerry Arnowitz, JD

 

"Your book is a masterpiece!"

-Michael Carver, JD

 

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

-John O'Neil Green, JD

 

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

-Eric Smithers, JD

 

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

-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD

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

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

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

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Do you know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?

 

 I mean someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated, far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?

 

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

C'mon! CtC can't be right! You're crazy!

If CtC were actually right, it would mean the government's been concealing and denying and suppressing the truth for years on end, and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

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

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Resources:

Selected Features From Recent Editions:

I'm so tired of feeling like I'm stuck on the set of a low-budget horror film... How about you?

What REAL America Looks Like

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An important action item:

Not Letting This "Crisis" Go To Waste

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How the "lockdown" is getting locked down:

The Bad Guys Are Leveraging Fudged Fatality Figures

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Virus Of Mass Destruction'

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Everyone remembers the Guyana Kool-Aid, right? How's that stuff been tasting over the last couple of months?

The "Jim Jones" Syndrome

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Riffing off the foregoing "Jones Syndrome" commentary...

Further C19-Hysteria Observations

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There's a narrow window of opportunity in which vigorous action can prevent an oppressive "new normal", but...

I Need Your Help, Friends.

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Since its courts have broken the ice and now assert "universal jurisdiction" to prosecute Syrians for allegedly torturing prisoners,

Will Germany Now Seek Extradition Of Gina Haspel?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Biological War Against China'

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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

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

More Points Of Light Amidst The Despotic "Lockdown" Darkness

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Brave New Normal'

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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!

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Reasons and remedies for why...

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

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

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

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

Lights On In Ohio!

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"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

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'FDA Must Approve Hydroxychloroquine NOW!'

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

Saving Julian

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

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

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

The Fourth Branch

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

Observations And Comments On Current Events

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

About State Forums And Trolls Under The Bridge

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Wake Up, Senators!

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From when the rot was less advanced,

A Welcome Tartness From A Chief Judge Of The Fifth Circuit

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

Patrick Malloy Shares His Journey To The Liberating Truth

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Modern Feminism's Hated Enemy: Womanhood'

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More very welcome thunder in the air...

The Lights Go On In Colorado!

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Been holding your nose on election day?

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

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Delivering this debunk can have a big payoff, folks:

A History Lesson For Pundits And Professionals

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Latest And Most Reckless US Imperial Act?'

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There's a really good reason...

Why I Write About Politics And Public Policy

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

The Virtual Certainty Of Foreign Interference In The 2020 Election

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An enrichment of the resource pool:

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

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Blood On Whose Hands?'

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We've all been victims of a monstrous subterfuge:

The Cowbird State

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Nick Audette has shared video and documents concerning...

A Nice Victory For A New Warrior/a>

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

The Virtual Certainty Of Foreign Interference In The 2020 Election

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'On Rogues And Rogue States'

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

The Day The Lights Went On In Georgia!

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Ruben Varela shares some good news:

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

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And let's not stop with billboards...

Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Reclaiming Your Inner Fascist'

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

Leviathan Takes More Hits

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And yet, it moves...

The Galileo Factor

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Already?! Yes!!

It's 'Christmas Special' Time Again!

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

The Biggest Snow Job In World History

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

What Is Going On Here, People?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Deep-State, Redefined'

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

The Main Chance That Everyone Is Missing

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

Every Which Way But Loose

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I hate to say it, but...

Most Of You Deserve To Be Squashed Like Cockroaches

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

Brenna Wright Shares Her Tax Truth Odyssey

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Fascinating material on a pernicious effort to destroy liberty:

A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

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

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

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This really is a simple enough thing...

Hendrickson's Axiom of Special Definitions

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From the 'Garbage In Yields Garbage Out' Department:

Debunking The '1870s Income Tax Repeal' Myth

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

A Few Words About The Constitution

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At least these "ladies" are honest...

A Word From The United Bitches Of America

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

Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached

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It is so easy to prove that...

The Government Knows Perfectly Well That CtC Is 100% Correct

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An updated and ever-more important commentary:

What America Really Gets From The "Ignorance Tax"

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See Prior Editions In Their Entirety:

Newsletter Archives

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Get All Newsletters As They Are Published:

Newsletter Delivery Options

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

Find my YouTube channel here.

 

The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

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

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

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

June 2- In 455, the Vandals enter Rome and plunder the city for weeks.  In 1692, Bridget Bishop goes on trial in Salem Massachusetts, accused of being a witch.  In 1774, the British Parliament passes The Quartering Act, commanding the American colonists to permit British troops to occupy private property.  In 1835, P. T. Barnum and his circus begin their first tour of America.  In 1896, Guglielmo Marconi receives a patent for his new invention, the radio.  In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signs The Indian Citizenship Act, granting United States citizenship to Native Americans born within United States territory.  In 1997, Timothy McVeigh is convicted for his role in the bombing of the Alfred. P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  In 2012, former U.S. puppet-dictator of Egypt Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life in prison for crimes while in office.

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A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

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

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

Then share this link with everyone you can

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

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Hey! If you're not getting the newsletter delivered to your email inbox every Monday, go to this link and subscribe to the group-- leave all options in their default states.

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

Choose wisely and well, and may the FOURCE be with you.

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

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Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

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Notes And Tips For Educated Filers

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

June 3- In 1539, Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain.  In 1800, President John Adams takes up residence in a Washington, D.C. tavern while awaiting the completion of the White House.  In 1888, "Casey at the Bat" is published.  In 1889, the first long-distance electricity-transmission line is completed, running power 14 miles from a generator at Willamette Falls into downtown Portland, Oregon.  In 1965, astronaut Ed White performs the first American spacewalk.  In 1979, a blowout at Mexico's Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico spews at least 176,400,000 gallons of oil into the water.  In 1989, the Chinese government dispatches troops to clear protestors out of Tiananmen Square. In 2013, the "trial" of government-crime-whistleblower Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning begins.

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A Two-Minute Review Of CtC

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

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

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Some Good Perspective From The Delightfully Sardonic John Prine

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

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Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

SEE MORE GREAT VIDEOS/a>.

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

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The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

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

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

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

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

Cognitive dissonance in action.

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

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

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Hey, Gamers!

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

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

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

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

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

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

June 4- In 1783, the Montgolfier brothers demonstrate their hot-air balloon.  In 1812, the Missouri Territory is organized.  In 1896, Henry Ford completes his first automobile.  In 1912, Massachusetts sets the USA's first "minimum wage", beginning the now widespread practice of pricing low-productivity workers, such as teenagers and unskilled adults entirely out of the job market.  In 1919, the U.S. Congress votes in favor of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution (women's suffrage) and asks the states for their approval.  In 1986 Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage for selling United States military secrets to Israel.  In 1989, Tiananmen Square is emptied of protestors, at a cost of 2,000 to 3,000 dead students, according to the Chinese Red Cross.

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The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

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

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

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

Set Your Church Free

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

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

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

Click here to take the test

Click here for more Tax IQ tests

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Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

June 5- In 1723, Adam Smith, chief economist to the Founders and Framers and definer of the Constitutional term 'capitation' is born.  In 1917, conscription begins in the United States.  In 1933, Congress, at the urging of the FDR administration, declared its intention to default on its existing contractual obligations to redeem its debts in sound and lawful money.  In 1968, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot in Los Angeles during a campaign speech.  In 1977, the first practical personal computer, the Apple II, goes on sale.  Its CPU ran at 1 MHz, and it was loaded with 4KB of RAM.  In 1981, the CDC issues a report on five cases of what later will be recognized as the first cases of AIDS in Los Angeles.  In 1998, a seven-week strike by the UAW at five General Motors plants begins.

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

-James Madison

How About You?

Are You Governing Yourself?

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

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

HOMESCHOOL YOUR KIDS!

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Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing

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

Renew Your Promise

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

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

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

The Choice Is This Stark

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

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

June 6- In 1889, fire destroys all of downtown Seattle.  The city is promptly rebuilt, entirely without supervision or assistance from FEMA.  In 1925, the Chrysler Corporation is founded.  In 1932, the first federal gasoline tax is imposed.  In 1933, the first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey.  In 1933, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is established.  In 1966, civil rights activist James Meredith is shot.  In 1968, Robert Kennedy dies of the gunshot wound received the previous day.  In 2005, the United States Supreme Court issues the lawless and barbaric "Raich v. Gonzales" decision.

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

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

Regarding "Tax Reform"

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HELP SPREAD THE LIBERATING TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX

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

-Arthur Schopenhauer

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

June 7- In 1099, the first attempt by militant Christians to seize Jerusalem from its Muslim inhabitants begins.  In 1628, The Petition Of Right, formalizing principles of limited government such as habeas corpus, is enacted in Britain.  In 1776, Richard Henry Lee introduces a resolution to the second Continental Congress calling for a formal declaration of independence.  In 1975, Sony introduces Betamax video recording.  In 1981, Israel, itself in possession of nuclear weapons, and one of the few countries refusing to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty, bombs Iraq's Osiraq nuclear reactor on the grounds that it might be usable in the making of nuclear weapons.

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Last Word

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution

 

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About The Author

Pete Hendrickson is possibly the most effective lawyer in history, even while never having set foot in a law school, nor ever being a card-carrying member of "the bar". He is the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare ‘contributions’ withheld from his earnings (along with all other property taken for federal taxes); further, since 2003 students of his legal analyses and arguments in ‘Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America’’ (CtC), and its sequel, 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?' have been routinely retaining and recovering billions of dollars which otherwise-- wrongly, but as a matter of course-- would have gone to federal or state government treasuries. This despite concerted efforts by government to suppress his work, and in some cases vigorously oppose the claims by his students.

Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across the country.

Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design, manufacture and installation firm.

Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the twelve years before his present full-time focus on the restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+ apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers. He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and distribution systems in four states, and designed and administered the company's website.

On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative force behind a small board- and card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several years.

Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next book.

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