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Current Events and Continuing Education for January 16, 2023

"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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As this year's "tax season" commences...

A Few Words About Corruption And American Civic Responsibility

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A bad idea born of ignorance has once again reared its ugly head.

Regarding The So-Called "Fair Tax"

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The issue of Kamala Harris's qualification for office is becoming very important, because...

It Looks Like Joe Biden Might Be Getting The Hook

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

DeSantis Hammers NHL Over Discriminatory Job Posting

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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:

January 16- In 1547, Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia.  In 1909, Ernest Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.  In 1919, the Eighteenth Amendment is ratified, providing authority (otherwise lacking) for the federal criminalization of alcohol manufacture and distribution.  In 1979, the CIA-installed Shah of Iran flees to Egypt to escape the wrath of Iranian revolutionaries after 25 years of brutal despotic rule as a United States client and agent.  In 1991, the "Operation Desert Storm" United States invasion of Iraq begins.  In 2020, the first impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins in the Senate.

 

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

 

NOTE: I don't even try to include in these anniversary compilations items involved in the "COVID-19" scam, hysteria and exploitation. There would be way too much to say about all that to suit this format. But find my summary of that history, and related observations posted throughout 2020 and 2021, here.

  

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

HEY, People!

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, especially in recognition of the fact that my posts are heavily suppressed. They will NOT get out if you don't get them out.

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

A Few Words About Corruption...

...and the duty (and wisdom) of refusing to tolerate it, especially in public institutions.

“There is no safety for honest men but by believing all possible evil of evil men.”

– Edmund Burke

IF YOU WERE OFFERED A $BILLION DOLLARS for which you simply had to ruin, impoverish, endanger or even see killed outright a million people you didn't know and in regard to whose sins-- or lack thereof-- you had neither knowledge nor responsibility, would you do it? OK, YOU might not, but do you think that anybody would do it?

Let me throw this into the mix: The theoretical actor in this picture doesn't even have to break a sweat in the commission of the crime. All he or she has to do is issue some orders or promote some disinformation, and do so from a position in which the risk of accountability is virtually zero.

Maybe I'm am outrageous cynic, but I think many people could be found who would harm or put those strangers at risk, or doom them to certain death, or devastate a distant land making refugees and widows and orphans, and would do so for even a lot less than a $billion. Maybe even just a $million.

Maybe even less than that.

The average sociopath would view it as found money, after all, and for no skin off his or her nose...

Indeed, I think some folks would do it for nothing, just to cover up past crimes, or serve as a distraction from current other crimes, or for purely political reasons.

Seriously. Aren't I right about this?

WITH ALL THAT IN MIND, think about how easy it must be for someone offered A-list status with the "mover and shaker" crowd and a very well-paying job with lifetime tenure just to creatively misunderstand some complicated legal material. The effect is to fleece a bunch of (mostly) strangers out of a whole lot of money, but on the other hand, the fraud is defended-- even celebrated-- as an element of a fuzzy but benign-sounding "social contract".

There's not even any violence or death involved (as long as everyone goes along, anyway).

Today, we're going to take a deep (but easy) dive into the most significant example of this latter kind of corruption on offer in America today. This is an institutional corruption that affects every single American man and woman, harming most of them (including you and members of your family) pretty grievously.

All you have to do to begin with is watch a video. Afterwards, a bit more will be asked of you, as you will see, so please be sure to read on after watching.

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A Few Words On Judicial And Agency Fraud In The Administration Of The Income Tax

FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS Americans have been getting a hard lesson about the evils of "narrative management". By this we mean state-serving disinformation campaigns, usually amplified and maintained by co-opted and collaterally-benefiting media and other private interests, also known as "consent engineering" projects.

Just in this young century alone we have suffered such campaigns in regard to COVID-19, "climate change", "Russiagate", the 2014 Ukraine coup and the agenda on behalf of which it was carried out, and election rigging, in addition to earlier campaigns concerning "Iraqi WMDs", corporations that are "too big [to be allowed] to fail" and more.

Happily, most of those operations listed above are slowly being exposed by the diligent work of (primarily) "alt-media" journalists and alert civic-minded amateurs. However, the grand-daddy of all disinformation campaigns-- the success of which enables and makes profitable all the others-- has remained hidden from most eyes.

That grand-daddy snow-job is the fictional narrative that in 1913, Americans decided to subject themselves to a direct tax on all that comes in, which is excused from the "apportionment" requirement on all such taxes hardwired into the US Constitution. Didn't happen.

In this video, legal scholar and rule-of-law activist Pete Hendrickson exposes the frauds committed by federal appellate courts and executive agencies on behalf of this false narrative. Better still, Pete shares the liberating truth about the income tax which those frauds are meant to conceal.

So, buckle up. You're about to have the red-pill ride of your life.

The direct link to this video on Rumble is here; and on YouTube, here. The originally-posted version of the film is here. A text version of this presentation can be found here; and an audio file, here.

I'm grateful to David Schied, who did the filming of this video.

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NOW, I SAID ABOVE that a bit more would be asked of you than merely watching the video which I trust you have now viewed to the end. That request is simple: I want your help in ending the judicial and agency corruption of which you have just learned.

All that is needed to accomplish this is to expose that corruption.

But you know what ISN'T exposure? Me showing this video to you.

You know what IS exposure?

YOU persuading 100 other people to watch it, and to then each persuade another 100 people to watch it.

Let me illustrate this point. Another version of the presentation you've just watched was originally posted shortly after the event, back in July of 2017. I announced it in the newsletter edition back then and posted the link in an appropriate place on the LHC site map. Remember, this was more than five years ago.

Since that posting and announcement, more than five years ago, that video has garnered only 17,000 views-- which is to say, only around the same number of folks who get the newsletters directly. The choir has heard this preaching, but pretty much no one else has, just as is true of pretty much everything I write and create and post in my efforts to restore and uphold the rule of law in America.

PEOPLE, I CAN'T DO THIS SUCCESSFULLY ALL BY MYSELF!!

This virtuous and important cause needs each of you to vigorously act on its behalf. Take a chance on embarrassing yourself, if that's how you see it, by being persistent and forceful and cajoling and wheedling and soaring in your efforts to get other people to watch this film.

Having just seen it yourself, will you not agree that it is of universal interest, and not at all tarnished with any "tinfoil hat" aspects, and that anyone who watches it will at least have to admit that the facts exposed are notable and worth knowing, however they may end up feeling about personally acting in response to those facts? There is nothing you need be ashamed of in burning some social credit by insisting that your family and friends and even neighbors sit down in your living room and watch this hour or so of video.

No one will say afterwards that you're a nutcase. They may not take the pledge then and there and become warriors for the truth and the law, but they won't conclude that you're crazy, and they won't ever forget what they have learned.

Some of them will go on to share what they have learned with others. All will remember what they learned the next time they are dealing with the subject of the tax in any way, both personally and politically.

That's how corruption gets beaten, people-- by enough members of the polity learning about it. Eventually that learning will happen in folks that can take positive action from positions of authority, and then, all of a sudden, that particular corruption is no more.

But only if YOU ACT.

"Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked."

-Proverbs 25:26

 

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do."

-Everett Hale

 

"A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow

 

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

-Mohandas Gandhi

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The "Fair Tax"-- A Bad Idea Born Of Ignorance Rears Its Ugly Head Again

Somehow, the CtC Warriors in Georgia have failed to educate their Congressman, Buddy Carter (R. 1st District), on the liberating truth about the income tax, leaving him to trot out a foolish and dangerous "Fair Tax" proposal...*

THE SO-CALLED "FAIR TAX" has periodically haunted America over the last twenty-five years or so, seducing those oblivious to the true nature of the income tax. Such folks imagine that the income tax is actually enacted the way the federal and state governments have been systematically misapplying it to most people over the last 80 years or so (with the necessary-- if unknowing-- cooperation of the exploited victims).

Such folks never stop to wonder why Americans of the early years of the 20th Century-- every adult of whom had personal experience with, or knowledge of, the income tax-- amended the Constitution in 1913 for the express purpose of over-riding an 1895 Supreme Court decision which had thwarted the administration of the tax and allow it to resume...

They should do so (starting here, and then moving to this for a more complete picture).

ANYWAY, DURING ONE OF THE PREVIOUS exhumations of the "Fair Tax" zombie, I published a few words on the subject that should suffice to lay the moldy monster back in its crypt with anyone paying attention. Hopefully those good folks will share the whole story with enough others (members of Congress, especially)-- and do so quickly enough-- to spare us all from what would be a truly disastrous mistake.

Here is that commentary:

Regarding Tax "Reform"

An astonishing number of Americans continue to call for the enactment of a "national sales tax" (such as the so-called 'Fair Tax'). These poor folks have let themselves be suborned into thus endorsing the notion that the federal government has a legitimate claim on an unlimited portion of every American's personal property-- enforceable by one means or another-- in exchange for nothing more than being spared getting a headache filling out a bunch of tax forms each year (or going to the trouble to learn the truth about the law).

Understand, the sole "benefit" pitched by boosters of this shell-game "reform" is that the individual paperwork burden would diminish. Everyone would still have just as much of their property taken. What this is really all about is distracting Americans from consideration of the real issue-- that is, who actually has a lawful claim to all that money-- by dangling a minor symptomatic relief in front of them. It is with these folks in mind that I offer the following comments...

"Every reform is only a mask under cover of which a more terrible reform, which dares not yet name itself, advances."

-R. W. Emerson

Now that the current income tax structure has been deciphered and revealed to be benign in 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America', it falls to all of us to actively and strenuously resist any attempt by the tax beneficiary crowd to replace that structure-- which they are coming to recognize as fatally compromised, for their purposes-- with an alternative, such as a national sales tax or value-added tax. Such alternatives-- all of which would seek to maintain spending at or near current levels-- would quickly be riddled with exceptions, special-interest pay-offs and so forth; as well as the subsidies and associated means-testing necessary to forestall what would otherwise be an intolerable burden for the poor. They would quickly become indistinguishable from the current regime in complexity, bureaucracy, and injustice. More importantly, depending upon how such an alternative was instituted, we might never be rid of it.

After all, a broad-based federal sales tax or VAT-- which would be functionally involuntary in nature (thus, direct), and would lack any effective connection between the federal government and the object of the tax as well-- is just as much prohibited by Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution as is the general tax on receipts that most Americans misunderstand the income tax to be, and thus would be unconstitutional without an amendment. However, with the income tax having been broadly misunderstood-- and thus obnoxiously misapplied-- for so long that many Americans have reached an, "Anything but this!" attitude, there is every danger that the general public could take the position that if a Constitutional amendment would rid us of that current regime, then so be it.

Should that happen, not only would we abandon an existing statutory structure which, as actually written, is dramatically better than even the wildest promises made by those who tout "reform", but the evils we suffer under today-- by virtue of mere ignorance, something easily remedied-- will become evils we suffer from tomorrow with no remedy available at all. Thus, calls for such reforms really amount to efforts to better secure the benefits enjoyed by clients of the state under the current mis-administration of the existing law.

Click here to continue...

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*I'm not really knocking the Georgia CtC Warriors-- one of the most active and productive CtC Warrior groups in the country. But still, an educational delegation to Buddy Carter's office to bring the man up to speed-- maybe by sitting him down for a viewing of the Judicial Fraud video in the opening article of this newsletter-- would be a good thing to do, right?

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It Looks Like Joe Biden Might Be Getting The Hook

...just as I predicted he would quite a while ago.

BACK IN MARCH OF 2021, I first predicted that Joe Biden would be broomed out before the end of his first term. In April of 2022, I repeated that prediction.

In both cases, the reference to Biden's fate was not out of any sympathy or affection for that career criminal and sociopath. Rather, the reference was deployed as a vehicle for energizing Americans' interest in my legal analysis of Kamala Harris's qualification for office-- a matter of obviously acute importance when and if Biden exits stage left.

The recent eruption of classified-document felonies first discovered, we are told, by Biden attorneys who, we are told, were inexplicably dispatched to pack up Biden's old Penn-Biden Center office (something I would have thought would have been left to interns or other low-grade staff)-- and who then inexplicably suspected that more such documents might also be laying around to be discovered in his Delaware garage, and then his house-- leads to the strong suspicion that ol' Joe is being set up for a final trip back into the basement bunker. Good riddance, of course.

But on the other hand, Joe's departure means the very disturbing prospect of Kamala Harris's ascent into the Oval Office-- something that would be an even greater embarrassment to America than Sleepy Joe has been. (The policies would stay the same, I imagine, since I don't think either Joe or Kamala have had or would have anything to say on that front no matter how the pieces get shuffled about...)

ALL THAT BRINGS ME BACK TO MY POINT, which is that Kamala Harris (and all other so-called "birthright citizens") isn't actually a legal citizen. She is not even qualified for her current office or her previous position in the Senate, much less the presidency.

The law excluding Harris is quite clear, even if most scholars have been dissuaded from even examining the subject closely. That dissuasion has been accomplished with a long-standing false narrative about Supreme Court jurisprudence on the subject, the fact that the analysis requires a little effort to identify and uncover the pieces of the puzzle, and mostly, perhaps, because much screaming and wailing and gnashing (and baring) of teeth is sure to attend the making of this argument from the most unhinged and violence-prone brownshirts on the Left.

But it's time to eschew sloth and fear and rise to the occasion. Even if the shivery prospect of "President Kamala Harris" isn't enough by itself, respect for the rule of law should impel us all to action, and damn the torpedoes.

Read on, and then share, share, share!

The Issue Of Kamala Harris's Eligibility For Office

"No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President..."

Article II, Section I, Clause V of the United States Constitution

I'VE RECENTLY SEEN CLAIMS that Kamala Harris, while born in the USA, is the child of non-citizens in America merely on student visas. If so, then she is not qualified to be vice-president, or even senator, for that matter.

We'll begin with an analysis of the "birthright citizenship" notion itself. Then we'll apply what has been shown to the specifics of Kamala Harris' birth circumstances.

A CHILD OF NON-CITIZEN PARENTS does not acquire citizenship simply by being born on American soil-- myths about so-called "birthright citizenship" notwithstanding. The law on this is perfectly clear and unambiguous, and the pretense to the contrary relies entirely upon the glossing-over of inconvenient and contradictory words in the Fourteenth Amendment.

In this case, the phrase "or naturalized" is the one conveniently disregarded, as though its presence has no impact on the meaning of the citizenship clause. But that phrase-- which translates as, "or granted citizenship"-- is actually the key to the meaning of the clause (or, at least, the key to untangling misrepresentation or misunderstanding of the clause).

Here is the complete language of the amendment, in relevant part:

"Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside."

So, let's insert the translation of "naturalized", which will make immediately obvious that this amendment clause is not intended to grant citizenship to anyone in any normal sense of the term:

"All persons born or granted citizenship in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside."

Obviously this language contemplates and concerns persons already possessed of citizenship by normal procedures-- either through birth to citizen parents, or having been granted it through naturalization.

As this more complete rendering of the language helps clarify, the purpose of the provision is not the granting of United States citizenship. Instead its purpose is the granting of state citizenship to those who are already United States citizens.

A LOOK AT THE 14th AMENDMENT'S CONTEXT AND HISTORY makes this yet more clear, revealing that those for whom this clause was designed are the persons naturalized by the Civil Rights Act of 1866. That group consists of former slaves, all of whom, if having been born in the United States, are granted United States citizenship thereby:

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all persons born in the United States and not subject to any foreign power, excluding Indians not taxed, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United States; and such citizens, of every race and color, without regard to any previous condition of slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall have the same right, in every State and Territory in the United States, to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, and give evidence, to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold, and convey real and personal property, and to full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of person and property, as is enjoyed by white citizens, and shall be subject to like punishment, pains, and penalties, and to none other, any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any person who, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, shall subject, or cause to be subjected, any inhabitant of any State or Territory to the deprivation of any right secured or protected by this act, or to different punishment, pains, or penalties on account of such person having at any time been held in a condition of slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, or by reason of his color or race, than is prescribed for the punishment of white persons, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both, in the discretion of the court.

Civil Rights Act of 1866, first two sections (emphasis added)

Note that the overall language of the enactment plainly has as its object only those persons born into slavery, and now freed. Harmoniously, the specific language refers to all persons born in the United States-- while making no reference or provisions regarding persons who shall be born in the United States (none of whom could then be born into slavery, the institution having at that point been abolished).

Further, expressly EXCLUDED from the group with which the act is concerned is anyone "subject to any foreign power". This includes anyone born with allegiance to any other country by virtue of his or her parents' foreign citizenship-- such as every baby that is the object of today's "birthright citizenship" misunderstanding.

("Subject to the jurisdiction thereof" is the 14th Amendment's restatement by other words of the Civil Rights Act's earlier phrase, "not subject to any foreign power". It was perhaps restated thusly in order to pre-empt exceptions based on a claimant's argument that his parents are somehow not foreign allegiant. Per the new version of the language in the 14th Amendment, that negative, even if true, wouldn't be good enough to allow a slip under the wire.)

THE REASON FOR THE 14th AMENDMENT "CITIZENSHIP" PROVISION, very briefly, is that after the slave population was emancipated following the War to Suppress Southern Independence, many states (North and South) refused to treat freed slaves as citizens. The refusal found expression particularly in the denial of voting rights.

This denial of voting rights to the freed slaves created a conundrum for the North. The Northern state bloc faced the prospect of increased Southern strength in Congress due to the entire former slave population now being counted in full (rather than at 3/5 each) for purposes of determining the number of representatives in each state's delegation. But with the freed slaves unable to vote, the interests represented by the stronger Southern delegations would likely remain just as hostile to the Northern agenda as ever they had been, simply with more power in their hands.

The solution was the 14th Amendment, compelling every state to treat all United States citizens living within their borders as citizens of the states, as well. The expectation was that this compelled citizenship would convey unabridged voting rights.

Even so, the optimistic expectation of proper state behavior was back-stopped. Recognizing that even state citizenship might not be enough to safeguard the Northern purpose against the acts of what are, after all, sovereign states (and were still thought of in that way, at that point), the following fail-safe language-- which nicely underscores the real and limited purpose of the "citizenship clause" in Section 1-- was also included in the amendment:

Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

A GREAT DEAL MORE COULD BE SAID about the 14th Amendment overall. If I ever am able to be done with my advocacy for truth regarding the income tax and can move on to finishing the analysis of the Constitution with which I have been noodling for a number of years now, I'll say it.

For now, though, suffice it to say that Section 1 of the amendment in no way mandates the granting of citizenship-- either union-state or United States-- to any child of foreign parents who happens to be born on American soil.

Even the construction of the amendment's "citizenship" clause by the US Supreme Court in United States v. Wong Kim Ark (169 US 649, 1898), which did (mistakenly) find its way to affirming a 14th Amendment-based citizenship-by-birth claim of a man born to Chinese national parents who were long-time legal residents in the United States, does not avail advocates of "birthright citizenship" for the children of non-resident (or illegal) aliens. In fact, Wong defeats the advocates' argument.

In that case, the court only found for Wong because of the status of those parents as being in the United States by permission, and under terms by which they were allegiant to the United States during their time in the country. It was during that period of allegiance and jurisdictional submission that their son was born.

The Wong majority, as part of the exhaustive explanation of its opinion, quotes Justice Joseph Story in Inglis v. Sailors' Snug Harbor (1833), 3 Pet. 99. There, Justice Story, referring to Calvin's Case, Blackstone's Commentaries, and Doe v. Jones, explains the basic principle from which the Wong court proceeds in finding that a child of legal residents can acquire citizenship by birth:

"Nothing is better settled at the common law than the doctrine that the children, even of aliens, born in a country while the parents are resident there under the protection of the government and owing a temporary allegiance thereto, are subjects by birth." 3 Pet. 164. (Emphasis added.)

The Wong court subsequently extends the legal residence distinction directly to its case at hand:

Chinese persons, born out of the United States, remaining subjects of the Emperor of China, and not having become citizens of the United States, are entitled to the protection of, and owe allegiance to, the United States so long as they are permitted by the United States to reside here, and are [thus] "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" in the same sense as all other aliens residing in the United States. Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886), 118 U.S. 356; Law Ow Bew v. United States 144 U.S. 47, 61, 62; Fong Yue Ting v. United States (1893), 149 U.S. 698, 724; Lem Moon Sing v. United States (1893), 158 U.S. 538, 547; Wong Wing v. United States (1896), 163 U.S. 228, 238. (Emphasis added.)

In the end this distinction is directly rested upon in the narrow ruling of the Wong court:

The evident intention, and the necessary effect, of the submission of this case to the decision of the court upon the facts agreed by the parties were to present for determination the single question stated at the beginning of this opinion, namely, whether a child born in the United States, of parent of Chinese descent, who, at the time of his birth, are subjects of the Emperor of China, but have a permanent domicil and residence in the United States, and are there carrying on business, and are not employed in any diplomatic or official capacity under the Emperor of China, becomes at the time of his birth a citizen of the United States. For the reasons above stated, this court is of opinion that the question must be answered in the affirmative.

United States v. Wong Kim Ark (169 US 649, 1898) (Emphasis added.)

Plainly, the children born to non-resident aliens are in no way beneficiaries of even the Wong court's expansive and mistaken construction of the 14th Amendment's "citizenship clause". Indeed, the express resort by the court to the legal residence of the parents in finding for Wong is the exclusion of all those not enjoying the same distinction of circumstance, and thus a left-handed ruling by the Supreme Court to the effect that the children of non-residents are not entitled to any such "birthright citizenship".

(It is also worth observing-- for the sake of good scholarship-- that while much in common and ancient law might have once weighed on the side of "birthright citizenship" on grounds outside the provisions of the 14th Amendment, the very adoption of that amendment with its explicit purposes and provisions on the subject has arguably now settled the question in the negative.)

AS NOTED IN THE PRECEDING ANALYSIS, the Wong Kim Ark ruling by the Supreme Court in 1898 which is relied-upon by advocates of the mistaken "birthright citizenship" as supporting their notions, is wrongly decided. The court in that case failed to recognize the distinction between United States and state citizenship that is the heart of the 14th Amendment provision in question-- perhaps due to poor briefing by the litigants in the case.

But even if Wong were soundly decided, it would not avail Harris in her claim, if indeed her parents were merely in America on student visas at the time of Harris' birth.

The Wong court reached its conclusions in Wong's favor based solely on the legal residency of Wong's parents, who were found by the court to have been "permitted by the United States to reside here" and to, in fact, have "permanent domicil and residence in the United States". The court reasoned that in seeking and establishing legal residency Wong's parents had affirmatively and deliberately relinquished their former allegiances and become allegiant to the USA, thus-- and only thus-- bringing them under the relevant provisions of the 14th Amendment.

If Harris's parents were in the country merely on visas at the time of her birth, as I understand to be the case, this would not meet the standard laid down by the Wong court.

"Resident" is a condition of specific legal meaning, as stated here, in Bouvier's Law Dictionary, 1856:

RESIDENT, persons. A person coming into a place with intention to establish his domicil or permanent residence, and who in consequence actually remains there. Time is not so essential as the intent, executed by making or beginning an actual establishment, though it be abandoned in a longer, or shorter period. See 6 Hall's Law Journ. 68; 3 Hagg. Eccl. R. 373; 20 John. 211 2 Pet. Ad. R. 450; 2 Scamm. R. 377.

Obtaining or being in the country by virtue of a student visa is merely visiting on a deliberately and declared temporary basis, and not for purposes of, or with permission to, establish permanent residency. Entry into a country on a student visa involves no relinquishment of prior national allegiance and replacement of it with allegiance to the USA either affirmatively and deliberately or even casually and by accident, and being here on such a visa does not constitute legal residence.

In fact, particular legal steps must be taken by student visa holders in order to convert their status to one with the potential for lawful residence of the sort on which the Wong court rested its decision. See this for some professional discussion of the subject.

In sum, even if it were correct overall in its finding of a "birthright citizenship" right on behalf of Wong Kim Ark (as it is), on its terms the Wong ruling offers nothing on behalf of Kamala Harris' claims. If the student visas thing is sound, Harris should be removed from office (and I suppose consideration should be given to examining Senate votes during the time she had been seated in that body against the possibility that the outcomes of some of the squeakers should be reversed...).

So again, you're neither an idiot nor a coward, right?

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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 Income Tax 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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Not Letting This "Crisis" Go To Waste...

...an important action item opportunity.

FRIENDS, THE SPORADIC BITS OF EASING of the despotic measures to which most of the country has been subjected under the fraudulent mantle of COVID-19 mitigation 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], since March of 2020 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.

Click here for the rest of this article

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

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

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

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

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX IN DETAIL

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE RESOURCES

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

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

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

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

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Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word?

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

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

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

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The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

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

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

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

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

-Thomas Paine

 

OUTREACH!!!

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

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

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

-George Orwell

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

DeSantis Hammers NHL Over Discriminatory Job Posting: Not Welcome In The State Of Florida

by Ryan Saavedra, Jan. 13, 2023, Daily Wire.com

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed the National Hockey League (NHL) in a statement Friday afternoon after the league posted what the state deemed to be a “discriminatory” job posting.

“The NHL is proud to announce its first-ever Pathway to Hockey Summit launching during our 2023 All Star festivities in South Florida!” the NHL said in the job posting on LinkedIn. “The Pathway to Hockey Summit is a career event for diverse job seekers who are pursuing careers in hockey. The day will be filled with guest speakers and panelists, networking opportunities, and more!”

The event takes place on February 2 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the deadline to register for it is today.

“If you are looking for your opportunity to meet with recruiters from the NHL League Office and at least 10 of our NHL teams, we welcome you to register,” the posting said. “Participants must be 18 years of age or older, based in the U.S., and identify as female, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and/or a person with a disability. Veterans are also welcome and encouraged to attend.”

Bryan Griffin, a spokesman for the governor, responded to the news in a statement, saying that this type of discriminatory job posting will not be tolerated in the state of Florida and that the league needs to “immediately remove and denounce the discriminatory prohibitions it has imposed.”

“Discrimination of any sort is not welcome in the state of Florida, and we do not abide by the woke notion that discrimination should be overlooked if applied in a politically popular manner or against a politically unpopular demographic,” DeSantis’ office said in a statement. “We are fighting all discrimination in our schools and our workplaces, and we will fight it in publicly accessible places of meeting or activity.”

Click here to read the rest of this article

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

 

Afterword

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

-Voltaire

DESANTIS FOR PRESIDENT, 2024!

This guy is consistently engaged and on point with key aspects of the civilizational war in progress in America-- aspects often overlooked or shied-away-from by everyone else supposedly on the side of the grown-ups. What's more, DeSantis understands and respects the political nuances of these battles, never (that I see) being ham-handed or strident in his initiatives of reactions.

On the contrary, the man is deft, disciplined and smart, couching his expressions so as to make his point clear as a bell while giving no real purchase for legitimate and sustainable criticism or challenge by his (and our) ideological opponents.

I will confess to knowing little about where DeSantis would be on foreign policy issues, and that's a very important question. But on the domestic front, he seems to embrace a political Hippocratic oath: First, do no harm. Having that as an operating principle-- as opposed to: Do "good" (which will always include the subtext of "as you imagine it to be")-- hearkens back to the wisdom and virtue of the small handful of truly admirable presidents in American history, such as Jefferson and Cleveland.

At this point (and for some time now) while still awaiting info on that foreign policy point, DeSantis is my man for the Oval Office in 2024, perhaps with Rand Paul, Thomas Massie or Tulsi Gabbard as the other part of a dream-team ticket.

MEANTIME, THE REST OF US can be doing our parts to implement the "Do no harm" principle by defunding the Leviathan state by which pretty-much all the harm is done. A DeSantis presidency (or that of any real liberty and rule-of-law conservative) will be much more likely to succeed (and much more likely to happen at all) when the "swamp" is already being drained and its denizens consequently exposed to the uncomfortable light of day and scurrying for rocks under which to crawl.

Let's remember, it is our enabling of the swamp creatures that preserves them as a force capable of thwarting a victory and successful administration by any truly virtuous presidential aspirant.

Happily we CAN stand up and pull the plug. We CAN defund the state from which the rot most often spreads, using a Founder-provided means for imposing a much-needed corrective on those who do bad things in our names and with our resources.

One simple act by each individual American will do the trick, and it needs no approval or agreement from any institutional authority. That one simple thing will function as a catalyst, compelling the beneficial reorganization of our whole societal and political structure as a natural and inevitable process.

You can see and learn all about this solution in this little two-page paper. Read it, think about it, share it.

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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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Are You Ready For More Power?

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

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

Click here for more information

And don't miss:

Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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

Click here for more information

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

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

Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

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

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

 

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

 

Do you know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (sixteenth) 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:

It's that time again...

So, Here We Are At Another "Resolution Day"

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The folks who have been using it to disenfranchise and manipulate us think so, but what about you?

Do You Think The FBI Deserves A New HQ?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Biden's Latest JFK Document Dump Is A JOKE

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It's still a proper season in which to report:

Nice Victories By CtC-Educated Americans

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Let's talk about the nicest kind of present you can give this Christmas...

Make Someone You Love Sweat Bullets This Year!

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With winter coming on, it's a good time to remember:

The Biggest Snow-Job In History

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Americans Dumbed Down on Russia

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It's a proper season in which to report:

A Nice Victory In Tax Court

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Let's talk about the nicest kind of present you can give this Christmas...

Make Someone You Love Sweat Bullets This Year!

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The assault on liberty and the rule of law continues apace...

A Few Observations On Current Events

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The Road To Totalitarianism (Revisited)

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A post-mortem, of sorts:

So, Last Tuesday Was Election Day...

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Two new entries in the Site Map Legal Resources section:

Responding To Tax Agency "Proposals"

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Republicans And The Growth Of Government

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As Americans prepare to go to the polls...

A Final Word

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Complications Of The Ukraine War' and 'The Authorities Are Our Enemies'

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As Americans prepare to go to the polls...

It's A Good Time To Share Some More Victories

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The madness continues, and worsens:

Again, On The Situation In Ukraine

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Slouching Toward Endgame

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Among other clarifications and corrections,

What Pro-Lifers Mean By "No Exceptions For The Life Of The Mother"

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The madness continues, and worsens:

On The Situation In Ukraine And The Nordstream Sabotage

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Though only responsible themselves for one of two crimes being committed,

Aliens Wandering Around Texas ARE Illegals, Judge Napolitano

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"Trans care" crimes; mislabeling abortion; "identity politics"; and so-called "emergency powers"...

More Comments And Observations, In Brief

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Uncle Sam's Long Trail Of Wreckage

 

Because they seem necessary:

Cognitive Inoculations Against Selected Misunderstandings, Misinformation And Madness

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Global Uprising

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Humbly offered:

A Legislative Agenda For The Protection Of America's Kids And Culture

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A few comments on crickets, lesser meal worms, and the like, along with some great...

Pictures Worth A Thousand Words

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Mike Pompeo and CIA Sued for Illegal Surveillance of Assange's Visitors

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It may seem strange to hear this, but,

A "Right To Abortion" Is NOT A "Right To Kill An Unborn Child" (Or Fetus, Or Whatever Label You Prefer...)

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With all the darkness out there it's a good time to lighten things up, so...

Let's Celebrate Some Victories By The Good Guys!

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

White Slaves And Other Inconvenient Historical Facts

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It's about time...

A Welcome IRS Admission Debunking The "ARG44" Hoax

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Selected observations on current topics, starting with:

What The Evidence Suggests Is REALLY Going On In Washington, And Why

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The 1968-69 "Hong Kong Flu Pandemic Revisited

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This is not mere rhetoric:

What A REAL "Existential Threat" Looks Like

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Insight into one of the more important contests in this year's election, and,

A Showcase Of Today's Republican Political Spectrum

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Congress Showers The Pentagon With Cash While Americans Pinch Pennies

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This is not mere rhetoric:

It's Declaration Day

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Regarding the inherent anti-Americanism of EVs and the illegality of "preferred pronoun" punishments,

A Couple Of Quick Comments

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

How Sex Became Gender

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Sharing interesting information about a few things, including:

Key Facts About "Fossil Fuels"; A Miracle Medical Treatment; More...

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Purveyors of gender confusion have succeeded in a disturbing imposition of,

Life Imitating Art

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Going To War For Globalism

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As I celebrate more real American heroes, I have to ask,

How Many Times Does This Have To Be Said?

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The Founders understood, and we should, too:

Why Americans Need Weapons Of War

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Monkeypoxmania

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In a classic "disinformation" campaign,

'2000 Mules' Is Attacked With Shameless Lies

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Col. Douglas Macgregor Shares Important Truths About Ukraine

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Let's discuss something that doesn't exist under the rule of law...

A Few Words About Executive Department Latitude

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Now more than ever America needs to learn how to,

Bring 'Em Out Alive

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Brief comments on selected subjects of interest:

Potpourri

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Is There Any Chance of Restoring Our Lost Freedoms?

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I've explained this before but it matters more than ever now:

Kamala Harris Is Not Legally Qualified For Office

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Now that corruption has come to a head in the UK...

Lawyers For Julian Assange Must Be Sent This Material

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Kramatorsk Train Station Attack

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The brainwashing of the American people is deep in the spin cycle, and calls out loudly for some countervailing, truth-based,

Narrative Management

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The Magic Kingdom Is Coming For Your Kids

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As lunatics in Washington and many statehouses attack the civilization that made us prosperous and free,

Let's Celebrate Some New Victories By Americans Who Are Saying "NO!" To The Madness

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The US Press Again Becomes A Conduit For Pro-War Propaganda

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Along with some housekeeping notes, the Irish Letter, and a salute to Greg Abbott for a recent virtuous act:

Cutting Through The Mind-Numbing War-Monger Drumbeat

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

It's Always About Fear

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Three things, starting with:

I Keep Saying This-- Why Don't I Hear Anyone Saying "Amen"?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Why Die for Ukraine?

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At long last... but with caveats...

The CDC Finally Admits The Superiority Of Naturally-Acquired Immunity

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On "playing it safe"...

It's A Good Time To Remember That In The End, It's All On Us

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

A Tale Of Two Authoritarians

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At long last...

I Believe We Are About Ready To Turn The Corner

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Farewell, 2021, year of weird speaking

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It's that time again:

Resolution Day

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It's time to get serious; it's time to get angry.

A Recap Of The Recent Past And A Prescription For The Future

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The Malicious, Historically Illiterate 1619 Project Keeps Rolling On

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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 Seventeenth 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:

January 17- In 1893, the "Citizen's Committee of Public Safety" (and the U.S. Marines) overthrow the government of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii.  In 1949, American television gets its first sitcom-- "The Goldbergs".  In 1961, Dwight D. Eisenhower warms America against the growing insidious and pernicious influence of the "military-industrial complex".  In 1998, Paula Jones accuses President Bill Clinton of sexual harassment.

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A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

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

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

Then share this link with everyone you can

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

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

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

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

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Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

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Notes And Tips For Educated Filers

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

January 18- In 1788, the first shiploads of English convicts arrive at Botany Bay in Australia.  In 1861, Georgia becomes the fifth of the several states to secede from the Union.  In 1896, the world gets its first look at an X-ray machine.  In 1911, an aircraft lands on a ship for the first time (Eugene Ely pilots a plane onto the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco harbor).  In 1990, Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession.  In 1998, the Clinton-Lewinsky affair is revealed by an internet news outlet.  In 2012, the effort by the United States to compromise the freedom and integrity of the internet under the "Stop Online Piracy Act" and the "Protect Internet Privacy Act" is met with a coordinated "Blackout Day" in protest by numerous major internet operations.  In 2018, a false emergency warning of an impending missile strike (imagined to be a nuclear missile from Korea) caused a widespread panic in Hawaii (and yet Hawaiians for some reason have never been up in arms-- or panicked-- regarding the perpetual provocations of enormously-nuclear-armed Russia by every administration since the Clinton era in the 1990s, and especially during the Trump administration).

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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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Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

SEE MORE GREAT VIDEOS.

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

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The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

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

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

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

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

Cognitive dissonance in action.

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

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

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Hey, Gamers!

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

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

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

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

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

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

January 19- In 1883, Roselle, New Jersey becomes the first town with a pole-strung electricity grid.  In 1920, the U.S. Senate votes to keep the United States out of the League of Nations.  In 1937, Howard Hughes set a record flying from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.  In 1977, snow falls in Miami, Florida-- the only time this has happened in the history of the city (the Bahamas got some that day, too).  In 1983, Apple announces its first computer with a GUI and a mouse.

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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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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

January 20- In 1265, the first English Parliament holds its inaugural meeting.  In 1649, Charles I of England goes on trial for treason and other high crimes.  In 1841, Britain occupies the island of Hong Kong.  In 1885, the roller-coaster is patented.  In 1944, the Royal Air Force drops 2,300 tons of bombs on Berlin.  In 1981, Iranian revolutionaries release 52 American hostages upon the inauguration of Ronald Reagan, pursuant to an earlier agreement.  In 2017, Donald J. Trump becomes the oldest person ever inaugurated as President of the United States up to that time (at 70).  In 2021, after governmental areas of Washington, DC are surrounded by barbed wire and ten thousand troops are deployed throughout, Joe Biden, age 78, is inaugurated as President of the United States as the culmination of a sophisticated coup carried out by Big Tech and Big Pharma billionaires, along with a host of Democrat operatives throughout the federal and many state governments.

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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:

January 21- In 1793, Louis XVI of France is guillotined for treason.  In 1861, Jefferson Davis resigns from the U.S. Senate.  In 1908, New York City passes an ordnance making it illegal for women to smoke in public.  In 1924, Vladimir Lenin dies.  In 1950 Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury for his denials under oath of being a communist while a member of the U.S. State Department.  In 1968, the Battle of Khe Sanh begins in Vietnam.  In 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all Vietnam war draft evaders.  In 2008, various stock markets worldwide experience dramatic crashes (American markets were closed for Martin Luther King Jr. day).

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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:

January 22- In 1946, the Central Intelligence Group (later the CIA), is established by the Truman administration.  In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court issues its noxious and legally-ridiculous decision in Roe v. Wade.

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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.