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it would mean the government's been concealing and
denying the truth for years
and everybody knows THAT would never happen...
(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is
No Such Agency!)
know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?
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")?
know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fourteenth)
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October 5- In 1143, Portugal is recognized as
an independent kingdom by the Spanish throne. In 1910, the
Portuguese citizenry overthrow the monarchy and declare a
republic. In 1970, PBS begins broadcasting. In 1986, Mordechai
Vanunu's revelations about the secret Israeli nuclear weapons
program are published in Britain's Sunday Times. In 2001, the
first victim of the
post-9/11 anthrax attacks dies.
Anniversaries of interest for
each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter
FOR MORE THAN TWELVE YEARS NOW THE FEDERAL and dozens of state
governments have been quietly but steadily refunding billions
collected as income tax. This money is being returned to
Americans who had previously paid the tax all their working
lives, but have now learned that they-- like most Americans--
never actually owed it. The refunds include Social Security and
During the same twelve years,
agencies in the federal government and a handful of corrupt
federal judges have been working to suppress the information
about the legal limits and nuances of the tax by which these
refunds are being claimed. This campaign has gone so far as to
engineer a "judicial finding" in which the contents of the book
that first introduced the information are deliberately
misrepresented, and two Americans have actually been ordered by
government officials to falsely testify on sworn statements, in utter and unprecedented
defiance of the First Amendment.
A vast program
of marginalization and persecution of the fellow who exposed the
liberating truths about the tax has been conducted. The internet
is littered with government-sponsored posts intended to
disparage and discredit the information and the whistleblower
who revealed it, along with misrepresentations of the "official
response" to the information. Even many activists who claim to
take issue with the income tax spread this disinformation.
And yet, those refunds
have relentlessly issued forth, day after day, week after week, year after
year, steadily debunking all the oppositional nonsense.
I'm not making any of this up. You can see it
all for yourself.
http://losthorizons.com/Documents/PressPacket.pdf to see
trial transcripts and other documentation exposing some of the
worst of the suppression efforts. Go to
to see more than 1,000 examples of the hundreds of thousands of complete refunds
issued over the last 12 years, many with the claims that
produced them also posted, and some with documentation of
highly-revealing government efforts to resist the claims.
On that latter page
you can also see videos made by some of
these refund-claimants discussing these events, and excerpts
IRS program information explaining how all these refunds
have been thoroughly vetted by the agency before being issued.
Now, let me ask you: Are you seriously able to say you're
working on a story more worthy of your attention than this one?
In any event, I'd like to see you write
about the story I've just described, and I think I can safely
say that many others will be interested, as well.
How many realize that
this is the consequence of misunderstanding the income tax?
IN 1776, "TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION" was a chief complaint
of the American colonists and a core motivation behind the
Revolution. The colonists recognized the inherent dangers (and
philosophical illegitimacy) of control and consumption of
anyone's wealth being determined by anyone other than its
owners, either directly or through their representatives in a
Eventually, the colonists killed or fought into submission all
those in America who didn't get, or dared to resist, the
principle of "if taxation, then only as specified by our representative
legislature." The power to
authorize or control the government's access to resources was
stripped away from all executive and judicial officials and,
with the adoption of the current Constitution and its imposition
of certain strict and specific rules concerning this power, was
placed exclusively in the hands of the legislature.
OVER THE YEARS Congress has
designed a number of taxes. Among these is the income tax, which
was put into place in 1862 and was administered as
Congressionally-specified over the next 80 years.
But do you think the income tax as administered
today is still the one designed by Congress? Not for most
Congress designed a
perfectly benign, very popular tax on gains from the exercise of
federal privilege, which are known as "income" in the context of
the tax. This tax as actually written is so popular that the
American people adopted a Constitutional amendment to preserve
it when a Supreme Court ruling on behalf of a railroad investor
thwarted its application in the 1890s, despite the concerted
the thoroughly-connected crony capitalists in whose favor the
Supreme Court had ruled.*
However, that all changed in the
early 1940s. At that time America faced a queer combination of
circumstances that included the effects of the bizarre four-term
reign of FDR, the social pathologies of war and the Great
Depression, and a 30-year-old concerted effort by those with an
interest to confuse as many Americans as possible about the
meaning and effect of the by-then-a
generation-in-the-past-passage of the 16th Amendment.
Seeing an opportunity, executive
branch agencies (the DOJ and IRS) implemented a dramatic change
in the way the income tax was applied, described to the public,
and represented in legal proceedings. The result was a
transformation of the income tax-- not in the reality of the law
as written, but as practically-experienced by most people-- from
the benign, popular and very limited tax Congress has written to
a broadly-and-properly-loathed effectively-unlimited abomination
concocted by the executive branch's agencies and judicial
In short, beginning in the early
1940s, most Americans began to be subject to taxation without
representation, in practical effect. These Americans have no
longer been living with the income tax as designed by their
congress but instead have been assaulted by a tax designed by
the executive branch. This distortion of the actual income tax
tries to reach ALL gains, in outright defiance of Congressional
specification, while still clothing itself (read: concealing
itself) in the form of the actual income tax.
It's easy to see why the
colonists were so adamantly opposed to taxation without
representation, isn't it?
Happily, now that
the actual Congressional design of the income tax has been
re-discovered, restoring America to the benefits of
"if taxation, then only as specified by our representative
legislature" is simply a matter of spreading the word and
invoking the law. Happily, no revolution is needed; all that is
needed is resolution.
*A number of folks who are doubtless well-meaning
but who understand neither the income tax nor the 16th Amendment
have made mistaken arguments for many years about the adoption
of the amendment. Click
here for more on this.
Donations are urgently needed for Doreen's legal defense. Please
send your contributions to P. Hendrickson, 232 Oriole
St., Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382. Make checks and money
orders payable to Peter Hendrickson, with "Legal expenses"
in the memo line.
Every contribution of $100 or more will be
thanked with a "What About Doreen" conversation-starting
T-shirt as shown
here-- be sure to include
your size and return address. (All contributions of any size
will continue to be thanked with an "I Stand With Doreen"
PRO TIP: By the
physics of the law, an indirect tax is necessarily a
privilege tax. Here's why:
The distinction between a
direct tax and an indirect tax is incidence. A
direct tax arises by the direct imposition of the
taxer, without any election of the taxed (other than
that of authorizing the taxing power in the first
indirect tax arises by the taxed
choosing to do
something by which the taxer's claim is then
created. The choice that is a valid object of an
indirect tax can't be anything done as an exercise
of an untaxable right. Nor can it be any activity of
necessity. A tax on anything done by necessity would
arise not by actual election of the taxed but simply
because the tax had been imposed by the taxer. Such
a tax, whatever it may be called, would be in actual
substance a direct tax, even if one that arose only
intermittently. Think of a tax on eating, for
example, or working, or engaging in trade with
others (all of which are things done by right as
well as by necessity, but you get the point).
What is left as the
valid object of an indirect tax is the exercise of
privilege-- something done not by right, and
therefore done by the permission of the taxer (who,
due to being possessed of an ownership right in the
thing being permitted, is entitled to claim of
portion of the proceeds when the thing is profitably
"[Although the Legislature
may declare as privileges and tax as such for State
revenue purposes those pursuits and occupations that
are not matters of common right], the Legislature
has no power to declare as a privilege and tax for
revenue purposes occupations that are of common
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...
PRO TIP: The
argument that a concept explicitly given a statutory
definition for purposes of this or that chapter or
"title" has the same meaning as the common word the
legislature has borrowed for its label-- which
meaning plainly didn't suit the legislature's
purposes, hence its replacement-- is a preposterous
reading of the law.
“It is axiomatic that the
statutory definition of the term excludes unstated
meanings of that term.”
Meese v. Keene, 481
U.S. 465 (1987);
“[W]e are not at liberty to
put our gloss on the definition that Congress
provided by looking to the generally accepted
meaning of the defined term.”
Tenn. Prot. & Advocacy Inc. v. Wells,
371 F.3d 342 (6th Cir. 2004).
Another Batch Of Victories For America'
States only obey the law when people stand up to
ROGER M. IS AN EDUCATED, ACTIVATED and dedicated
American hero, standing on his feet to restore the republic and
enforce the rule of law. Roger knows that liberty can't exist
where the state is unconstrained by the law.
Having learned the law controlling the taxing
authority of his servant governments-- even
the parts of the law which the state would rather he not know--
and having discovered that his activities and the earnings
therefrom are not actually subject to the income tax, Roger
invoked the whole law and recovered everything withheld from his
earnings and turned over to New York in connection with that tax
JOSEPH H. HAS ALSO LEARNED and applied the law. By
this filing, Joseph has established that his economic
activities were not of
the excisable variety, and has reclaimed everything withheld
from him and given to the United States during 2014 in
connection with the tax-- Social security and Medicare
BRUCE AND NILA DAVIS have reached back a few years
and corrected erroneous allegations (and admissions) about the
taxable character of their earnings in 2011 by way of an amended
return, having since learned the truth about the tax and its
limits. The United States has flatly and unambiguously
acknowledged the accuracy of their conclusions:
AND PAUL B. HAS ALSO RISEN to his all-American
grown-up feet and acted to enforce the law. This has special
meaning for Paul-- as a military oath-taker, Paul is duty bound
even more explicitly and deliberately than most to protect the
rule of law from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Paul knows that when Americans enable a state's
ambition to be free of the law's constraints, either by
falling asleep at the wheel or by letting themselves be
intimidated into inaction, the Constitutional design for
liberty and the rule of law is in even greater danger than if
the country were invaded by external aggressors. Paul isn't
having it, not on his watch.
By way of
this filing Paul has enforced-- and thereby hugely
strengthened-- the law. Paul applied the tax to
his 2012 earnings where it is proper, and prevented it from
being applied where it
is not proper, resulting in this recovery two weeks ago of the majority of what
was withheld from him that year and given to the United States
in connection with the tax, Social security and Medicare
DON'T YOU WISH EVERY AMERICAN was as responsible
and upstanding as Roger, Joseph, Bruce, Nila and Paul? Think
what that would do for our once free and prosperous country,
and re-dedicate yourself to spreading
this file to everyone you can.
Join me in celebrating and honoring these heroes of
the republic (and
all their fellows)-- real American men and women who know
what it means and know what it takes to be free people enjoying
the benefits of a legitimate
rule of law.
JOIN ME IN ALSO CELEBRATING American hero Paul Eberle for stepping up to the
camera and declaring his resolution
to act on behalf of the Founders' plan for the preservation of
our liberty against the anticipated corruption of the state. See
Paul's inspiring testimony
Other testimonials can be seen
In light of
the actual evidence, those
who doubt or
deny the accuracy and correctness of
because government officials make weaselly
representations against 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.
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
October 6- In 1889,
Thomas Edison hosts the first motion picture screening. In
1927, The Jazz Singer-- the first widely-screened "talking"
picture-- opens. In 2007, the first human-powered
circumnavigation of the world (using a pedal boat, kayak,
roller-blades, bicycle and simply walking) is completed 13 years
ARE YOU JUST LEARNING ABOUT the crime against your
rights and the rule of law by means of a heinous crime by which
Doreen Hendrickson is being victimized? Get up to speed with
this, and this film:
The longer but much more comprehensive and
question-answering backstory (the "why" history leading up to
this unprecedented assault on the First Amendment and principles
of due process) can be found
DOREEN'S ADDRESS: Doreen Hendrickson 48564-039, FPC
Alderson A-4, P.O. Box A, Alderson, WV 24910. She would love
to hear your encouragement, uplift, appreciation and solidarity,
and she can even be sent paperback books, as long as the
envelope in which they are packaged has clearly written at the
top: Paperback Book Enclosed.
Anyone wanting to send Doreen a few dollars for her
commissary account (with which she can get better food, soft
drinks, clothes and other amenities) can do so by mailing a
money order made payable to Doreen Hendrickson 48564039. Mail
Federal Bureau of Prisons,
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001
DO YOU NOTICE THAT MESSAGE ON THE T-SHIRT being
worn by the lovely model of the 'I Stand with Doreen'
care-bracelet? It reads, THINK. It's not illegal yet!
But you know what? The charge against Doreen is an
effort by the state to make it so.
Doreen was charged, remember, with
criminally-refusing to cede control of her expressions to the
state. Now, I'll grant you that technically her thoughts would
remain her own, but if the state can dictate what everyone says,
then pretty soon that atmosphere of controlled expressions will
result in first influencing, and then ultimately controlling
what everyone thinks.
If the State gets away with establishing the
precedent that every written expression-- even just those on
testimonial instruments-- can be required to echo the state's
preferred view of things, the fate of free thinking and liberty
is obvious (and it's not good).
Think about it, while you still can.
Would You Do It?
(By the way, I would very much welcome
videos of any of you or your friends, acquaintances or random
strangers on the street answering this same question, which I
would then incorporate into this film in order to make it even
You can find it at
I encourage everyone to download it and read it through. It's an
easy read, and not nearly as long as it will appear from the
page count. Many pages are taken up with non-argument uses, and
the argument portions are double-spaced and wide-margined,
meaning that it doesn't take much text to fill a page.
You will see-- beyond any doubt, and completely
contrary to the troll and wormtongue community that have been
trying to spin Doreen's "conviction" into some kind of attack on
CtC-- that the "conviction" of Doreen was only achieved by
reliance on deep corruption to overcome the complete lack of
merit to the government's case.
As such, the prosecution of Doreen-- which IS meant
to be an attack on
CtC, or at least, on people's perception of
CtC-- is actually an acknowledgement of the truth about
the tax, as can be seen by the following simple reasoning:
There is no valid case against Doreen. Yet the
government proceeded with its "prosecution" anyway, deliberately
taking a series of law-defying steps in order to contrive a
"conviction". This can only have been done in order to try to
make an argument that cannot be made on legitimate grounds.
This is axiomatic.
Deceit, evasion and corruption are only resorted-to when truth,
forthrightness and integrity will yield unwanted outcomes.
The outcome wanted here by the deceivers is the
furnishing the trolls and wormtongues with a press-release
saying that, "The wife of Pete Hendrickson, author of 'Cracking
the Code' was convicted..." (Needless to say, no mention is made
in such a release of the shenanigans by which the "conviction"
was accomplished-- only a fraction of which are included in this
brief due to length-limitation rules and a few other factors.)
The hope is that you would be somehow discouraged from spreading
the word about
CtC's revelations, or find it more difficult due to having
one more thing to have to explain and clarify to a skeptical
But this brief is the perfect answer to that
corrupt effort at fog-generation-- from it you can distill a
bullet-point list of what the government actually had to do to
contrive this "conviction" that it wants your listener to
believe is reason for them to not examine
CtC. By this you can make clear, in a nice bit of
intellectual judo, that the effort is really the best evidence
that your listener really, really needs to study
CtC and learn what the government is so fearful of him or
P. S. Anyone wanting to file an amicus brief in the
appeal-- whether in vindication of Doreen's rights of speech,
conscience and due process, or in pre-emptive defense of their
own-- should contact Mark Cedrone via any of the various means
listed in the appeal brief.
Bond pending appeal is provided for by statute for
anyone convicted and sentenced to a term of imprisonment. The
statute, although having been steadily-held by
lapdog-to-the-executive courts to have a presumption against
release, provide for release upon a showing that the defendant is not a
flight risk or danger to the community, and that issues will be
raised in the appeal which, if they were to be taken as the
defendant suggests they should be by the panel which will
eventually hear the actual appeal (as opposed to the panel
hearing the bond motion), would result in a different trial
outcome or a reduction in the sentence to less time than the
appeal will take. This is to ensure that someone
not validly convicted or sentenced doesn't serve a sentence
while waiting to learn that they should not have had to.
In short, if a defendant can show she has
substantial issues to raise on appeal, the bond motion is
supposed to be granted. Axiomatically (and this is important to
what follows), doubt about whether the defendant should be
granted the bond stands in the defendant's favor (because
remember, the panel hearing the motion is not deciding the
appeal, only if the issues to be raised in the motion would have
a chance of reversing the verdict or sentence, and if there is
doubt about that, this means there is such a chance and the
defendant should be released until the doubt is resolved).
By statutory design, bond motions go the the trial
court judge whose own "errors" are being complained of in the
appeal, for the expected denial. Once that denial is issued, the
motion can then go to the appellate panel, which is not supposed
to have a dog in the fight. In Doreen's case, the trial judge
sat on her bond motion for 32 days after it was fully briefed
(25 of them after Doreen reported to prison and began suffering
the sentence), and only issued a ruling (the expected denial)
after being copied on a petition to the appellate court to have
her ordered to make a ruling so the matter could be taken higher
up the food chain.
The appellate court sat on the motion after full
briefing for 25 days (see the filings
here), on most of which it was actually before the panel and
under consideration (we checked). Despite that 25 days
axiomatically indicating that substantial issues were
recognized, the motion panel issued a denial on that 25th day.
This is very disappointing, needless to say. Plainly the panel
applied that "presumption against release" constructive standard
of review and set the bar higher than is the case for the appeal
itself (as is unfortunately typical in recent years-- prior to
the adoption of that doctrine, release on bond pending appeal
was fairly routine. Now it is very, very rare.
SO, AS IT STANDS NOW, Doreen is stuck in captivity
until next year. However, there is a possible hope from a
different direction. Right now the momentum for reform of the
outrageously abusive federal sentencing and imprisonment
practices is very high.
A lot of people have long recognized the evils of
the feds' "lock 'em all up" mentality, which is a feature of its
obnoxious and lawless "we can do no wrong" institutionalized
narcissism coupled with its concerted effort to transform the
legitimate legal structure of this country-- any power not
granted to the state is withheld from the state-- into its dark
and illegitimate opposite: anything not prohibited to the state
is permitted for the state (and the state will "interpret" those
So, calls for reform of a system that has the
United States dramatically leading the world in prisoners per
capita have long been out there, and right now, they are coming
to fruition. Among the bills currently making their way through
congress is one with provisions that would provide for the
release to home confinement of non-violent prisoners of a
certain age, a category in which Doreen squarely falls.
Therefore, I ask everyone that cares to write their
congresspeople and urge support and rapid passage for James
Sensenbrenner's and Bobby Scott's 'SAFE Justice Act' H.R. 2944.
"Inasmuch, therefore, as all
that a denial of a petition for a writ of certiorari
means is that fewer than four members of the Court
thought it should be granted, this Court has
rigorously insisted that such a denial carries with
it no implication whatever regarding the Court's
views on the merits of a case which it has declined
to review. The Court has said this again and again;
again and again the admonition has to be repeated."
Maryland v. Baltimore Radio Show, Inc.,
338 U.S. 912, 919, 70 S.Ct. 252, 255, 94 L.Ed. 562
"[I]t is elementary, of
course, that a denial of a petition for certiorari
OF NECESSITY, I AM ASKING FOR HELP with Doreen's
legal expenses. It is my experience that when the name
Hendrickson appears on the caption, courts find themselves under
pressure from their clients to creatively misunderstand
arguments or authorities. Thus, my requests for oral arguments
in the appellate court have always been denied whenever I have
handled my own cases. I am sure the same would be true for
Doreen. But I believe it is harder for the courts to refuse such
requests when put by a licensed attorney admitted to practice
before a given court.
Partly for that reason, and partly to enjoy
the benefit of his many years of experience and excellent
quality of work, we have retained a lawyer I know well and deem
to be an honorable man, and who is committed to working closely
with me on Doreen's appeal. All his good qualities
notwithstanding, though, Mark is not free, or even cheap.
Thus, I am asking all those who can and care to do
so to help as much as you can. Donations can be sent to Peter
Hendrickson at 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382.
Mark "legal expenses" on the memo line or an accompanying note
and you'll get back a specially-made "care bracelet" bearing the
message "I STAND WITH DOREEN" and an icon of an American Eagle
(pictured at the beginning of this commentary),
which will help you engage in conversations with others about
just what is going on here, and will ultimately become a
treasured remembrance of your participation in important events,
WARRIOR BRIAN WRIGHT has set up a 'GoFundMe'
account for legal expense donations from those preferring to
contribute using plastic. Find his article and the link to the
MY HEARTFELT THANKS TO EVERYONE who has been
helping get the word out to journalists.
is the latest piece for distribution to news organizations (and
my thanks to the most excellent Tim O'Brien for putting this one
is the one calling for interposition by Michigan (which is still
a viable issue, even with Doreen presently in custody-- the
state can still make a presentation to the federal appellate
court upholding the First Amendment and demanding that it be
fully respected and obeyed in Doreen's case, which would result
in her release and the dismissal of the outrageous charge
against her). The entire backstory and drill-down on what went
on in Doreen's trials can be found
Let me put this issue to you in a way that might
resonate where my earlier entreaties have apparently not:
You want judges, bureaucrats, CPAs, lawyers, the HR
people where you work, your pastors, your neighbors and everyone
else to acknowledge the truth about the tax openly and
straightforwardly. How and why would these folks do this if YOU
You want these folks to learn the truth. Why would
they even recognize that there is a truth to be learned if you
won't attest to having learned it yourself? You've got to stand
up, face forward and chin up and tell these folks that you have
studied and checked and verified and seen the evidence and seen
the government evasions and you know that the tax is not the
capitation that the beneficiary government wants everyone to
think it is but a benign, but strictly limited thing, and that
they need to study and learn that, too.
If you have victories to show, that's nice, and
powerful, too. But you don't have to have victories to display
in order to declare your knowledge of what the law says. I've
never flown around the world, but I've seen the evidence and
considered the arguments, and I'm not hesitant to declare it a
Even those of you who haven't yet studied
CtC have surely read
this short document, and have verified everything
in it for yourself. You should therefore be declaring its
veracity and its message, loud and proud. Again, if you won't
say it, how can you hope that others will ever even bother to
look at the facts?
Be the change you want to see in the world,
or there won't be any change.
Finally: Fear nothing but God. And God demands from
you truth and the courage to speak the truth. As Martin Luther
King Jr. said,
"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to
I HOPE EVERYONE IS TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY to raise
the consciousness of their interlocutors with the "Why?" point
when discussing what's being done to Doreen. Find some words on
As always, the corrupt always go too far for their
own good with their evil-- at least, too far for their own good
if people like you and me make use of their excesses. Here, this
can be done by helping others recognize that the degree of
nakedness in defiance of the law being revealed in the assault
on Doreen would only happen as a desperate effort to evade a
very real threat to the vampire state-- a threat as unlike any
as potent on behalf of liberty as the violations by the
state in its efforts to evade that threat are unlike any others.
from Amazing Spider-Man #537
"A free people claim their rights as derived from
the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief
October 7- In 1777,
the British are handed a massive defeat and loss of an entire
army by American militia in the Battle of Bemis Heights near
Saratoga, New York. In 1868, Cornell University's opening day
hosts an enrolled student body of 412-- the largest in any
American university up to that time. In 1959, the Soviet probe
'Luna III' transmits the first-ever photographs of the dark side
of the Moon. In 2001, the United States invades Afghanistan on
the pretext that Osama bin Laden, a one-time CIA asset never yet
charged with involvement in the events of 9/11 (due to lack of
evidence, according to the FBI), is living there.
PEOPLE!! I ask each of you to take a moment
RIGHT NOW and email Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras,
urging them to take notice of what gets posted on these
pages every week. Maybe hearing from all of the thousands
upon thousands of Americans and others around the world who
get these newsletters, all demanding the attention of these
journalists to the same subject will bump one or both of
them into waking to this hugely-important story.
Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax
has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's
ministerial community. This must change.
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?
October 8- In 1871,
fires break out in Chicago (The Great Chicago Fire) and
Peshtigo, Wisconsin, on the west edge of Lake Michigan. On the
opposite side of the lake, conflagrations begin in Holland and
Manistee, Michigan, and Port Huron, Michigan, on the eastern
edge of the state (along with much of the rest of the "thumb").
About four square miles of Chicago is destroyed-- the other
locations are consumed entirely. All were quickly re-built by
citizens unhindered by FEMA. In 1974, the Franklin National
Bank-- 20th largest bank in the country-- collapses due to fraud
and mismanagement. This is the largest U.S. bank failure in
history to that time. In 2001, George Bush announces the
creation of the "Department of Homeland Security".
Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the
well-funded disinformation specialists
Are You Having Trouble Spreading The
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
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...
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
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.
"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the
harder I work, the more I have of it."
A teacher asked
her 6th grade class how many of them were fans of Big Government.
Not really knowing what a Big Government fan is, but wanting to be liked by
teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for TJ.
The teacher asked TJ why he has decided to be different...again.
TJ said, "Because I'm not a fan of Big Government."
The teacher asked, "Why aren't you a fan of Big Government?"
TJ said, "Because I'm a libertarian."
The teacher asked him why he's a libertarian. TJ answered, "Well,
my Dad's a libertarian and my Mom's a libertarian, so I'm a libertarian."
Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked, "If your dad were a moron and
your mom were an idiot, what would that make you?"
With a big smile, TJ replied, "That would make me a fan of Big
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.
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
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
A frequent theme nowadays is “Why do they hate us?”
meaning why does so much of the world detest the United States. The
reasons given are usually absurd: They hate our freedom or
democracy. They hate us for our cultural superiority. They hate us
because we are wonderful.
No. Actually the reason is simple if unpalatable. They
hate us because we meddle, and have meddled. They hate us because we
are the most murderous nation on the planet. They hate our
People remember slights. They may not remember them as
they actually happened, but they remember them. The Civil War ended
in 1865, the Federal occupation in 1877. Yet today many Southerners
are still bitter, to the point that their emotional loyalty is to
the South, not to Washington.
Silly? Yes, if you are from the North. Grievances
matter more to those aggrieved than to the aggrievers.
In Guadalajara, near my home in Mexico, a towering
monument in a traffic circle honors Los Niños Héroes, the Heroic
Children. These are the little boys who, when the invading American
armies attacked Chapultepec in 1847, went out to fight for their
country. Avenues are named Niños Héroes all over Mexico. Few
Americans even know that there was a war.
Now ask yourself this: Have you really done
all that you can to
know to also stand up and act in the only way that will really
bring about change in your lifetime?
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
October 9- In 1003,
Leif Erikson lands in North America. In 1635, Roger Williams is
banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for opposing the
administration of secular punishments for religious offenses and
the theft of Native American lands. He goes on to found Rhode
Island. In 1701, Yale University is chartered. In 1888, the
Washington Monument opens to the public. In 2001, the second
batch of "anthrax
letters" is mailed.
[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
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become part of a coordinated, mutually-supportive squadron
focused on developing strategy and deploying the law in
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needs doing right now.
Are you ready for a challenge that'll put some real meaning
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Send me an email.
Have You Taken
A Military, Law Enforcement or Public Office Oath To Uphold And Defend The
MMore Than Two Thirds Of The Several States That Collect "Income" Taxes
Have Now Acknowledged The Truth About The Law As Revealed In
CtC, And Have
Issued Complete Refunds Accordingly! See The Following Chart...
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
October 10- In 1911,
the WuChang Uprising overthrows the Qing Imperial Dynasty and
leads to the establishment of the the Republic of China. In
1913, construction of the Panama Canal is completed. In 1938,
the Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany. In
1969, Progressive Rock is born with the release of 'In The Court
Of The Crimson King' by King Crimson. In 1973, Vice President
of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged
with "income" tax evasion. In 1995, U.S. Army SPC 4 Michael New
refuses to serve as a United Nations soldier.
Larson shares this beautiful little farce, wryly observing that,
"Depositors have "..not lost one penny.." - OK we could agree on that simple
statement ..how about the purchasing power of
that same penny 'not lost'?"
October 11- In 1811, the first steam-powered
ferry operation begins, carrying freight and passengers between
New York, New York and Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1954, the Viet
Minh take control of North Vietnam. In 1975, Saturday Night
Live debuts-- stand-up philosopher and social critic George
Carlin hosts. In 2007, the Dow Jones reaches a then-record high
"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."
Adams, Architect of the First American Revolution
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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
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.
rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane
pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative
force behind a small
card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several
Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife
and two children. He is currently working on his next