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Current Events and Continuing Education for December 8 through December 20, 2014

“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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Features in this edition:

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Am I writing in Greek?

Sometimes I Feel Like I'm Living In A Surreal Comic Book...


A picture is worth a thousand words:

A Graphical Contest


This week's recommended reading:

The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy


The most important question facing Americans today:

What Do The People Do About The Rogue State?


Guess what? There are only two possibilities:

You Either Stand Up For The Truth, Or You've Surrendered To The Lie


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


Got something to say?

Your Comments



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


The Fourteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

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


Click here for the current Mid-Edition Update posts

Featured In This Update:

It's Quiz Time Again!


David LaRcque's Press Release


Keeping Things In Focus


Make Someone You Love Sweat Bullets This Year


What Makes YOU A Warrior For The Truth?


Project Paradigm-Shift


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!


A "Pragmatic" Perspective On The Tax And The Rule Of Law


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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


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 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!)



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 (fourteenth) edition of CtC!


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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

December 14- In 1819, Alabama becomes the 22nd sovereign American state and is admitted to the union as such.  In 1902, the first Pacific telegraph cable is laid, from California to Hawaii.  In 1903, the Wright brothers make their first attempt in Kitty Hawk.  In 1911, Roald Amundsen and his team become the first to reach the South Pole.  In 1947, NASCAR is founded.  In 2008, an Iraqi journalist hurls his shoes at George W. Bush in a gesture of contempt and defiance during a news conference in Baghdad.

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


"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


Sometimes I Feel Like I'm Living In A Surreal Comic Book...

Or maybe I'm actually writing in Greek, or my emails and posts are all getting "carnivored"?

LAST WEEK I POSTED A PRESS RELEASE about the assault being made on my wife, Doreen. It proposes that the assault is a corrupt retaliation against me for Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America (CtC), due to it being responsible for an astonishing history of complete refunds of all federal income taxes-- Social security and Medicare included-- going on for eleven-years-and-counting, and comprising hundreds of thousands of instances and billions-with-a-"b" dollars.

And yet, not only have I gotten precious little reaction to the Constitutional violations being committed against Doreen, I have gotten nearly nothing in the way of reaction to these mind-boggling figures and this wildly unprecedented history from anyone in the media. Is it possible that stories like mine are actually routine, and I just haven't noticed them?

Or do people just figure I must be making it all up? Does nobody actually go to the pages to which I direct them, to see the evidence?

Look at the following admissions* forced out of the feds in court in 2009. Start with this stipulation:

Here is the sworn testimony of a Senior Technical Advisor in just one of the many offices of the IRS, telling us what the expression "numerous" really means:

Now, CtC-educated filings have been being processed through at least eight different IRS offices all over the country since 2003. You can see the ID's of each by looking at the face of any given refund check or notice, which bears the office designation of "Andover", "Fresno", "Ogden", San Francisco", Philadelphia", and so on.

So, let's do the math:

A senior staffer reports that her one office alone handled, conservatively, at least 10,000 educated returns between (what she elsewhere said was the end of) 2005 until October, 2009, when she made this testimony. That's "conservatively, at least 10,000" during a four year period (and a period beginning when CtC had only been in print for two years, and very few copies were out there).

Eight offices handling claims at that rate would mean, "conservatively, at least," 80,000 educated filings just during that four year period. There have been, at time of this writing in December of 2014, nearly three such four-year periods since CtC went into print.

Projecting even cautiously, this would suggest a minimum total of 200,000 (and probably many more than that).

And that's just the feds. CtC-educated claims are also processed through 34 different state tax agencies (and additional smaller tax units, as well).

NOW LOOK AT THE 1,000 OR SO EXAMPLES of these victories posted at losthorizons.com/BulletinBoard.htm. This 1,000 adds up in amounts recovered or retained to $11,510,408.84-- an average per victory of approximately $11,500 (and every one issued only after rigorous vetting).

Again, let's do the math:

200,000 refunds x $11,500= $2,300,000,000. That's $2.3 billion-with-a-"b".

Now is the significance of CtCs revelations sinking in? That significance lies in the amount of wealth now staying in the hands of the people to whom it belongs, rather than being scammed out of their hands and into those of folks who will use it against its rightful owner's interests.

But that significance ALSO, and even more so, lies in the fact that despite an intense and sustained government effort to suppress the spread of CtC's information, and to discourage its use, hundreds of thousands of folks HAVE found that information, and find it SO compelling in its accuracy and its importance as to act on it even in the face of that government disapprobation.

I defy anyone to rationally and honestly argue that what CtC has revealed about the tax and what those revelations have accomplished is not a story as big and as important as Edward Snowden's exposure of the surveillance state.

But somehow, no one is noticing.

How surreal.

*These admissions were forced out during my kangaroo-show-trial for allegedly not believing what this very evidence shows the government itself has been admitting for more than a decade and on a huge number of occasions since I first revealed it to the world in 2003. Is this irony, or just hypocrisy? I'm at a loss to characterize it satisfactorily.

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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.



Copy and post this one around, people!


Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word?

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

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

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


The Honor Roll 

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.


A New Book On The Truth About The Tax

TOM BOTTARO, ChFC, HAS JUST PUBLISHED 'SECRETS of the Income Tax Code- What the IRS doesn't want you to know!' Tom's book is a nice, accessible drill-down on several key aspects of the tax. Find it here.

Find many other printables and sharables suited to every different occasion and purpose here.




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.

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

-Thomas Jefferson


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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 the
 teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for Little TJ.
 The teacher asked Little TJ why he has decided to be different...again.
 Little TJ said, "Because I'm not a fan of Big Government."
 The teacher asked, "Why aren't you a fan of Big Government?"
 Little TJ said, "Because I'm a libertarian."
 The teacher asked him why he's a libertarian.  Little 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, Little TJ replied, "That would make me a fan of Big Government."


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

December 15- In 1791, ratification by Virginia effects the first ten Articles of Amendment to the Unites States Constitution: The Bill of Rights.  In 1891, basketball is born, with the nailing of peach baskets on opposite walls of a gymnasium at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts.  In 1960, Richard Paul Pavlick is arrested for an effort to assassinate newly-elected president John F. Kennedy by car-bomb four days earlier, which was aborted at the last minute due to the unexpected presence of Jacqueline Kennedy.  In 2011, the bulk of US regular military forces withdraw from a devastated Iraq after 9 years of invasion and occupation.


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


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

-Thomas Paine




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

This Week's Outreach Bon Mot:

Collecting an excise is no more an "exercise of sovereignty"-- which is to say, no more special, and no more entitled to special advantages under the law-- than is charging parade-watchers for the use of your restaurant's bathroom.

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

-George Orwell

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A Graphical Contest

A picture is worth a thousand words...

I'VE GOT A CHALLENGE FOR ALL THE GRAPHIC ARTISTS OUT THERE! Due to the success of the "ignorance tax" scam, a simple dynamic is in place in America: Wealth is extracted from the millions taken in by the scam and moved into the US Treasury. From there it is doled out under one federal program or another to clients and cronies of the state-- the military-industrial complex; industries capitalizing on the massive welfare state apparatus; big agribusiness; the banksters; big education/indoctrination; prison industries; etc.

These beneficiaries of the tax scam then send back a dribble of the pelf to support and retain in office the political hacks who support and maintain the programs under which all that money goes into motion (which is still a very big dribble, since the pelf is doled out in torrential volumes, and a tiny fraction of that torrent is still a lot of money).

WHAT I'M ASKING YOU ARTISTS AND POWER-POINTERS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS FOR is your best effort at a graphical representation of this pathology, and then of the effect of cutting off the funding at the source-- that is, the effect of widespread understanding of the truth about the tax-- the later part of which would be best represented in stages for maximum illustrative value.

This could be a series of four or five .jpg images (one illustrating the dynamic as it now is, and then several showing the effect of cutting off say, 10% of the funding coming out of the peoples' pockets, then 30%, then 60%, then ending at the 20% or so that actually will be left when everyone once again accurately understands the tax). Or, it could be a video animation; or a Power-Point.

Give it your best shot, folks! Don't be shy.

I know that there are some very talented folks out there, and your effort on this project will be most appreciated and very useful to the cause. Send your submissions to me as soon as you put them together. I'm not putting a "due date" on this contest, but the sooner submissions come in, the sooner I'll be able to put them to work helping open minds and hearts to the truth, and why it's so important.

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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


“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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Are You Governing Yourself?


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




The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy

A review of Graeme MacQueens book

by Prof. Edward Curtin

The anthrax attacks that followed those of 9/11 have disappeared from public memory in ways analogous to the pulverization of the Twin Towers and World Trade Center Building 7. For the towers, at least, ghostly afterimages persist, albeit fading like last night’s nightmare. But the anthrax attacks, clearly linked to 9/11 and the Patriot Act, are like lost letters, sent, but long forgotten. Such disappearing acts are a staple of American life these days. Memory has come upon hard times.

With The 2001 Anthrax Deception, Professor Graeme MacQueen, founding Director of the Center for Peace Studies at McMaster University, calls us back to a careful reconsideration of the anthrax attacks. It is an eloquent and pellucid lesson in inductive reasoning and deserves to stand with David Ray Griffin’s brilliant multi-volume dissection of the truth of that tragic September 11th. MacQueen makes a powerful case for the linkage of both events, a tie that binds both to insider elements deep within the U.S. government, perhaps in coordination with foreign elements.

MacQueen’s thesis is as follows: The criminal anthrax attacks were conducted by a group of conspirators deep within the U.S. government who are linked to, or identical with, the 9/11 perpetrators. Their purpose was to redefine the Cold War into the Global War on Terror and in doing so weaken civil liberties in the United States and attack other nations.

Obviously these are explosive charges that demand substantial evidence connected logically in a compelling thesis.

MacQueen, in countering anti-conspiratorial thinkers of the left and right who approach such issues with minds like beds already made up, explains his method thus: “The tools of investigation are no different from those used to test other proposals. We use evidence and reason. In some cases we will be able to make confident assertions and in other cases we shall have to acknowledge that we are speculating, but even in this second case we will do our best to ground our speculation in evidence. Ideology, national loyalty, outrage and ‘common sense’ will not do the job.”


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Now consider:

Aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do the only thing that will actually make a difference by taking control of how much of YOUR WEALTH facilitates Washington's misbehavior?!


Now ask yourself this: Have I really done all that I can to urge everyone I know to also stand up and act in the only way that will really bring about change in my 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 means..."

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith


'The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude'

by Étienne de la Boétie


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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

December 16- In 1773, patriots in Boston brew tea in the harbor.  In 1965, General William Westmoreland asks Defense Secretary McNamara to send 243,000 more young American men to Vietnam.  In 1989, Robert Smith Vance becomes the third United States federal judge killed during the 1980s in response to his judicial rulings.  In 1998, the United States and Britain do a little gratuitous bombing of Iraq in an effort to distract public attention from the impeachment proceedings going on against Bill Clinton.  In 2007, Presidential candidate Ron Paul raises a record $6 million+ in 24 hours.


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.


In this new volume, you'll learn about:


  • The in-depth, real story behind the Sixteenth Amendment;

  • A simple little model of just how the "income" tax works;

  • Cognitive stumbling blocks exploited by tax agencies against liberation-seeking Americans;

  • The disturbing relationship between the "income" tax and the Federal Reserve;

  • Why tax reform ideas like the "Fair Tax" are not only unnecessary, but completely counter-productive and even dangerous;

  • Why the "income" tax is what it is, and has to be;

  • The truth about common myths and misunderstandings within the "tax honesty" movement;

  • How to think clearly about the tax, the law in general, and the voracious state;


  • A sordid little passport application scam revealed;

  • How to know if you're in denial about the current crisis in America;

  • Whether the Constitution is going to save you, or is it the other way around?

  • The truth about paper "money; government schools; the Second Amendment...

...and much, much more!

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




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Page Two

This And That

A resurgence of respect for the republic; willful blindness to the solution; why the Gadsden should replace the Stars and Stripes on election day; see this one; more...

LAST THURSDAY, November 20, the deeply-libertarian (not "tea party", but real paleo-conservative) wing of the Republican Party proved to have become overwhelmingly dominant in the largest Republican Party county organization in Michigan.

Oakland County's Republican Party organization leadership was swept clean of its long-standing "mainstream" apparatchiks, who were replaced in their entirety with folks dedicated to the platform positions GOP hacks love to quote when campaigning but always find reasons to evade once in office. I'm not a Republican party member myself, and carry no water for it, but am very pleased to see this concrete evidence that dramatic change has been bubbling just under the surface and is starting to break into the open. May this be just one of many such eruptions.


I COULDN'T HELP BUT FIND FUNNY (funny peculiar/funny ironic, not funny ha-ha) the glum and occasionally ominous expressions by alt-media pundits following Tuesday's vote to the effect that "Nothing will change; our progress downhill will continue notwithstanding any change in the faces in Washington." These dark perspectives are so right, but also so willfully blind.

Nothing will change in the course America is on by rotating a few handfuls of new faces into or out of Mordor-on-the-Potomac, and no rational person would imagine that it could work that way. That's not the funny thing.

The funny thing is that so many of these alt-media pessimists know, or have reason to know, about the one thing that can and would generate the change for which they purport to long: What CtC reveals about the "income" tax. That knowledge enables each individual American to impose change without any reliance on a political process long-proven to be inadequate to the task-- WHICH IS THE ONLY WAY IT WILL HAPPEN.


CITIZENFOUR, THE NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT EDWARD SNOWDEN by Laura Poitras opened in select theaters October 24. If it's in your area already, see it. If it's not, call your favorite local theater and demand it.

Please don't ever forget: If you don't celebrate and support those who act on your behalf even at great personal expense, pretty soon none will.


WATCHING THE WORLD SERIES THIS YEAR was so annoying at times that I just switched the channel and forewent seeing the end of the game. Advertisers, take note!

The tripping point was each occasion when the traditional 'Seventh-Inning Stretch' ritual was distorted and essentially stripped of its all-American character by a mawkish and fascistic session of state-worship in the form of a soldier singing 'God Bless America'. Where America used to gaily carol about peanuts and Cracker-Jack it now is urged by the statist infestation of the corridors of power (and its sycophants in business) to behave as though Gotterdammerung looms and only our richly-financed, Constitution-shredding, world-bestriding military-industrial-security complex gives us any hope of surviving.

Sometimes I suspect that huge swathes of our national cultural fabric is being cut to a pattern designed by Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl. What a shame to see a beautiful song like 'God Bless America' turned to such an evil use, and to see a great icon of real American character-- the utterly confident and sublime relaxation of baseball, properly conducted-- spoiled by the taint of this jingoistic ugliness.


SAY, HAVE YOU EVER GIVEN ANY THOUGHT to what will happen when 30 million other Americans-- or even just 3 million-- learn what you know about the "income" tax and begin following your example of acting to protect your own interests and uphold the law?

The political class thinks about it-- a lot.

You should, too, and add vigorous outreach to your activism.

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Are You Ready For "Obamacare"? Not Unless You've Read This...


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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

December 17- In 1862, Major-General Ulysses S. Grant issues an order expelling all Jews from Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky for alleged participation in a black market of Southern cotton being sold to Northern mills.  Public outcry forces the rescinding of the order a few weeks later-- Grant sheepishly claims that a subordinate had written the order, and he had signed it without reading it.  In 1903, the Wright brothers make it happen at Kitty Hawk.  In 1957, the United States successfully launches the first Atlas ICBM.  In 1969, the first Strategic Arms Limitation Talks begin between the United States and the Soviet Union over controlling the proliferation of  ICBMs.  In 2007, the Republic of Lakotah, comprising territory from North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska, declares its independence from the United States. In 2010, Mohammed Bouazizi sets himself on fire in protest at the US-supported despotic regime of Zine El Abadine Ben Ali, sparking a revolution which ousted the Ben Ali and his government 29 days later.




What Do The People Do About The Rogue State??

The most important question facing Americans today

THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE: The People impose restraint on the rogue state by choosing-- one by one-- to cease voluntarily turning control over their resources to the state, and choosing instead to retain control over those resources. This is done by refusing-- one by one-- to engage in "income tax" excisable activities (and refusing to blindly or fearfully allow their activities to be treated or taken as excisable activities upon which the tax arises, when they really are not).

The refusal of individual Americans to voluntarily engage in excisable activities forces the state to resort to highly-politically-accountable, highly-politically-vulnerable alternatives revenue sources. These include options like direct, apportioned taxes (which will not be tolerated by the people or approved by Congress at $multi-trillion annual volumes), and/or increased revenue tariffs (which can raise amounts adequate for legitimate state needs, but are very self-regulating, since consumers naturally choose domestic product alternatives when higher tariffs raise the prices of imports beyond a certain point).

This solution is precisely the one intended and provided for by the Founders-- who didn't impose the taxation rules in the US Constitution just so they could admire their handwriting. They put those rules in place in direct anticipation of state behavior of the sort with which we are now plagued.

 As even so odious a character as Hamilton pointed out in Federalist #21:

“Imposts, excises, and, in general, all duties upon articles of consumption, may be compared to a fluid, which will, in time, find its level with the means of paying them. The amount to be contributed by each citizen will in a degree be at his own option, and can be regulated by an attention to his resources. ...If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds. This forms a complete barrier against any material oppression of the citizens by taxes of this class, and is itself a natural limitation of the power of imposing them.”

What we've got today is simply the direct (and perfectly predictable) consequences of NOT adhering to the Founders' plan. As Frederick Douglass trenchantly observed,

“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them."

We've got plenty of injustice and wrong these days. But our fix to the problem was bought for us with blood a few hundred years ago.

All we have to do is stop playing along with the rogue state's false (and rather embarrassingly crude) paradigm  concerning who owns what, and what powers to tax have really been granted. As soon as enough of us quit endorsing that nonsense, it's all good

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A brief look at 100 years of Fiscal Folly; and a nice confirmation of CtC scholarship using four-generation-old data from the IRS itself.


CtC-Educated 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. 


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


Renew Your Promise


Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

December 18- In 1787, New Jersey becomes the third of the several states to ratify the United States Constitution and authorize the new version of the federal government.  In 1912, the "Piltdown Man" hoax begins.  In 1932, the Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans 9 - 0 in the first-ever NFL Championship game.  In 1972, Richard Nixon announces that the United States will spend the Christmas season bombing North Vietnam.  In 2002, California governor Gray Davis admits that the deficit faced by the state is actually about double the $17 billion or so he acknowledged during his re-election campaign a month earlier.


  IGNORANCE TAX: An unnecessary exaction suffered out of ignorance as to its lawful objects 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.  See "Income Tax", "Social Security Tax", "Medicare Tax" and "Federal Unemployment Tax".


An Introduction To The Liberating Truth In Ten Easy Segments

Tom Bottaro, ChFC, CtCW, author of 'Secrets of the Income Tax Code- A Guide for Businessmen', has shared another fine outreach effort. Tom has been writing and sending a series of short wake-up and educational essays to friends and family, one by one, for some time. When Tom told me about this, I asked him to compile the pieces and let me post them for everyone to enjoy and share with their own people. Tom, good guy and warrior for the truth that he is, was perfectly agreeable.

Here is the compilation in printable .pdf format. I hope everyone will indeed share it widely. 


"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





CtC Warrior David Sides says, "Bumper stickers?  Nice, but NOT BIG ENOUGH!"


(By the way, Dave's got it precisely right-- If you want your power to be secure, your neighbors have to be empowered with the same knowledge that you've acquired.  Click here for ideas about spreading the truth-- which include normal bumper stickers available for free, by the way....)




Photographed on 1-70 in Missouri




At a rally outside the Alamo




CtC Warrior Brian H. in Alaska has a great INDOOR approach to spreading the transformational truth. Here's Brian's desk at his workplace:



You notice the big glass container to the right of the CtC in the first pic above? Tasty freebies for Brian's co-workers-- candy and brain-candy all in one:



Very sweet!




'Don't Tread On Me' Polo Shirts Say It All!



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More 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:

December 19- In 1606, the colonists who will found Jamestown, Virginia, depart England.  In 1776, Thomas Paine publishes the first pamphlet in the series titled 'The American Crisis'.  It opens with the words, "These are the times that try men's souls..."  In 1777, the Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.  In 1828, Vice President John C. Calhoun writes the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, reiterating Jefferson and Madison's positions that a state has the authority to nullify unconstitutional federal law, and secede if necessary.  In 1998, the House forwards articles of impeachment concerning Bill Clinton to the Senate for trial.


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(How our forefathers responded to arrogant "Rule of Law defiers"...)





“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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If You're Not Standing Up, Then You're Standing Down

...and "standing down" means "going down"...


MY FRIENDS, IT IS MY SINCERE BELIEF that this community of activists has been encouraged, inspired, enlightened and expanded over the years by the steady posting here of your ongoing victories on behalf of the rule of law. Certainly, it has been my pride and my joy to help you share with the world your honorable testament to the liberating truth about the tax, widespread knowledge of which is so critical to the well-being of ourselves, our children, and our beloved America.


However, unless YOU send those victories I can't post them. Unless YOU stand up, your courage and commitment can't inspire anyone.


YOU WILL RECALL THAT FOR THE LAST YEAR OR SO I've been telling you that we are in a transformational moment. Look around at what is going on today and recognize the truth of what I say.


More than half the American population views government as a threat. As mainstream a publication as Forbes magazine is posting articles about massive DHS ammunition and armored vehicle purchases. Denunciations of the NSA violations are features in every major MSM organ.


Even before Edward Snowden's documentation of particular crimes being committed against the American people the LA Times, NY Times, Washington Times and other mainstream organs were editorializing about Leviathan having grown too big, and gotten dangerously out-of-hand (see stories at each of the preceding links). In the Spring Rand Paul's filibuster denouncing the lawlessness of Mordor-on-the-Potomac prompted a major buzz across the country, and in July Justin Amash shocked Washington by very nearly defunding a huge portion of the illegal surveillance state's crimes.


Concurrently, this CtC community has been winning legal victories and refunds which are ever-more significant and telling. Consider, for instance, the victories which have qualified for the EWWBL collection. Every one of these is an especially illuminating acknowledgement of the truth about the tax, and now include a very significant two-time victory in a federal district court.


Things are happening!


HOW IT ALL SHAKES OUT is still up for grabs, though. This is not the time for either complacency or paralysis, because both of those don't amount to "doing nothing"-- instead they amount to "standing down". And standing down means conceding the fight, letting all these eleventh-hour sparks of light burn out unnurtured and the moment be a transformation for the worse.


This is not the time for standing down. This is the time for a FULL-COURT PRESS.


This is the time for educated American grown-ups to stand up tall and firm, pulling others to their feet by their very gravity. This is the time for leading the way.


STAND UP! SEND THOSE VICTORIES-- the new ones, and those of the last few years as well. Click here to learn how. Even if you don't have checks to scan, send your testimonials. Learn how to do that here.




The Willingness Of Some People To Trade Liberty For Convenience Is Without Limit

Some Observations About Current Political Efforts To Evade The Truth, Such As The "Fair Tax" Scheme


Regarding "Tax Reform"


"Taxes are not raised to carry on wars, wars are raised to carry on taxes."

-Thomas Paine


Where To Find Things On This Site


Law Professor James Duane Says: "Don't Talk To The Police.  Period."


Honest Cops Agree




Films That Belong In Every Home Library




Ever Wonder How Much An Unrestrained FedState Would Like To Tap You For?





Warrior David 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'?"


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics






Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

December 20- In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase is completed in a ceremony in New Orleans.  In 1835, the Texas Declaration of Independence is signed in Goliad.  In 1860, South Carolina secedes from the union.  In 1917, Cheka, the first Soviet secret police force, is founded.  In 1924, Adolph Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison.  In 1951, a nuclear power plant in Arco, Idaho becomes the first to generate electricity.  In 1960 the National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam (the Vietcong) is formed.  In 1977, Vietnam joins the United Nations.  In 1989, the United States sends troops to Panama to overthrow CIA asset Manuel Noriega.  In 2013, China launches a telecom satellite into orbit for Bolivia.


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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