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Current Events and Continuing Education for July 26 through August 8, 2015

“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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On exercising "jealous regard" for our rights

Doreen's Amendment

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Are these folks idiots, or deliberate saboteurs?

Dr. Gary North Says The Income Tax Is A Direct Tax...

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Either use your rights, or lose your rights

I Stand With Doreen- Updated

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Other Voices

Iran paroled From Jail

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So, did you do it?

Declaration Day

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Share, share, share, people

Got Twitter?

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The most important question facing Americans today:

What Do The People Do About The Rogue State?

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Guess what? There are only two possibilities:

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

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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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Got something to say?

Your Comments

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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:

Rootin' For The "Real Tax"

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Becraft's Blind-Spot: Why Gary North Got It Wrong

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A Call For Action In The Senate Judicial Committee

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Regarding State Group Membership

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The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart

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Why Are You Not Doing This?

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Project Paradigm-Shift

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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Your Comments

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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!

 

Regular Resources:

 

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 2- In 1610, Henry Hudson sails into the Hudson Bay.  In 1790, the first census of the USA is conducted.  In 1934, Adolph Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.  In 1937, the Marihuana Tax Act is passed, effectively criminalizing marijuana possession and consumption.  In 1964, the Johnson administration deploys the 'Gulf of Tonkin Incident' as a pretext for the escalation of US military activities in Vietnam.  In 1990, Iraq invades Kuwait.

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

 

EXPERIENCE HAVING SHOWN that these folks simply will not police themselves; and in light of the fact that the sole reason for them being granted any power at all is the securing of our individual rights;

Proposed:

Twenty-Eighth Article of Amendment to the United States Constitution--

The 'Watching the Watchmen' Amendment

1. Any Grand Jury duly constituted under the civil or common law may hear and consider accusations brought to its attention by any member thereof that any right of any person resident within the union state or federal district or territory in which the Grand Jury is seated has been willfully or negligently violated, or that conspiracy, aiding or abetting or obstruction of justice in regard to any such violation has been committed, by any person holding or exercising any office or agency of the United States in any capacity whatever. The consideration of such accusations shall be without the involvement, supervision or approval of any public official.

2. Upon the issuance of an indictment for any violation of rights or related offense as listed in paragraph 1., the indicted public official shall stand trial on the charge(s) in accordance with other provisions of the Constitution related to criminal trial, but the prosecution of such charges shall be conducted by the accusing alleged victim of the offense, or the accuser's designee. If the accuser is incapable of conducting the prosecution or designating a prosecutor, the closest family member capable of performing these functions shall do so, or, in the event that neither of these alternatives is possible, the prosecutor shall be selected by the Grand Jurors who issued the indictment, by whatever method seems best to them, provided that a majority of the members meeting for that purpose concur in the selection.

3. Trials of charges brought under the provisions of this amendment shall not be construed as against the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof; culpability and liability shall remain with the natural person charged with the offense.

4.Trials under the provisions of this amendment shall be conducted in the courts of the union state in which the accuser is resident, or, if the accuser is not a resident of a union state, in the courts of the federal district or territory, in which he or she is resident.

5. Article III, Section 2 Clause 1 is hereby amended to read, "The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution except as provided for in the Twenty-Eighth Article of Amendment, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;—to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;—to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;—to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;—to Controversies between two or more States;— between a State and Citizens of another State,—between Citizens of different States,—between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects."

6. No prior conclusion, ruling, doctrine, event or authority of any kind whatever shall be given weight of controlling precedent or authority as to the nature of rights or any particular right, or the violation thereof in the consideration or determination of the Grand or petit juries in any proceeding commenced under the provisions of this Amendment.

7. There shall be no limitation on the commencement of proceedings under the provisions of this amendment due to the time in which the accused offense allegedly was committed.

8. Punishment upon conviction of an offense described in this amendment shall range from a minimum of 20 years imprisonment up to life imprisonment, without the possibility of parole regardless of the sentence, any contrary provisions of the laws of the state, district or territory in which trial was conducted notwithstanding, and shall be served in the prisons of the unit of government in which trial was conducted. Sentences shall be determined and imposed by the trial jury. Prior to the jury's determination and imposition of sentence, a convicted defendant shall be permitted to present evidence of measures taken to mitigate or remedy the offense(s) of conviction.

9. Nothing in this Amendment shall be construed to impair the power of Congress to impeach and remove from office, and nothing in the impeachment provisions elsewhere in this Constitution shall be construed so as to impair the provisions of this Amendment.

I INVITE AND ENCOURAGE ALL ACTIVISTS with whom this concept resonates (which should be pretty much everyone) to contact me with (or about) action plans for getting this amendment in front of state legislatures across the country; and I ask all of you to enthusiastically share the entire text of this article around and help get a buzz going about this amendment. The permanent page for this proposal and related resources and information is http://www.losthorizons.com/WatchingTheWatchmen.htm

By the way, I'm calling this "Doreen's Amendment", because it is the rights violations by which she is presently suffering that inspired me to write it. I will appreciate everyone familiar with her case using that as the aka for what will more formally and generally be known as 'The Watching the Watchmen Amendment', thus helping keep Doreen's ordeal in the spotlight.

"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."

-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

 

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

-Thomas Jefferson

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Dr. Gary North: Just Ignorant? Or Is There Something Else Going On?

HAVE YOU EVER FELT PRESSURED TO PAY AN INCOME TAX you didn't really owe? Have you ever faced bad behavior from a government agency over an illegitimate tax charge-- be it an asserted "penalty" or alleged "deficiency" or even just a protracted delay in getting your legitimate refund? Blame folks like Gary North.

To pick the most recent example of which I am aware, in his July 4 column this year, North declares:

"Taxation has three main forms: direct (income, property, retail sales), indirect (wholesale sales), and monetary inflation."

Is North just this ignorant? That's hard to imagine. Often he writes very cogently on many different subjects. So what's going on here?

Here is the truth, as is known to any competent student of the subject (all emphases added):

"[The] tax upon gains, profits, and income [is] an excise or duty, and not a direct tax, within the meaning of the constitution, and [] its imposition [is] not, therefore, unconstitutional."

United States Supreme Court, Springer v. U. S., 102 U.S. 586 (1880) (as summarized in Pollock v. Farmer's Loan & Trust, 158 U.S. 601, (1895))

"[T]axation on income [is] in its nature an excise..."

A unanimous United States Supreme Court in Brushaber v. Union Pacific R. Co., 240 U.S. 1 (1916)

"I hereby certify that the following is a true and faithful statement of the gains, profits, or income of _____ _____, of the _____ of _____, in the county of _____, and State of _____, whether derived from any kind of property, rents, interest, dividends, salary, or from any profession, trade, employment, or vocation, or from any other source whatever, from the 1st day of January to the 31st day of December, 1862, both days inclusive, and subject to an income tax under the excise laws of the United States."

The “affirmation” on the first income tax return form.

"The income tax... ...is an excise tax with respect to certain activities and privileges which is measured by reference to the income which they produce. The income is not the subject of the tax; it is the basis for determining the amount of tax.” ... "[The Sixteenth] amendment made it possible to bring investment income within the scope of the general income-tax law, but did not change the character of the tax. It is still fundamentally an excise or duty with respect to the privilege of carrying on any activity or owning any property which produces income."

Former Treasury Department legislative draftsman F. Morse Hubbard in testimony before Congress in 1943

"The [Sixteenth] Amendment, the [Supreme] court said, judged by the purpose for which it was passed, does not treat income taxes as direct taxes but simply removed the ground which led to their being considered as such in the Pollock case, namely, the source of the income. Therefore, they are again to be classified in the class of indirect taxes to which they by nature belong."

Cornell Law Quarterly, 1 Cornell L. Q. 298 (1915-16)

"In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., Mr. C. J. White, upholding the income tax imposed by the Tariff Act of 1913, construed the Amendment as a declaration that an income tax is "indirect," rather than as making an exception to the rule that direct taxes must be apportioned."

Harvard Law Review, 29 Harv. L. Rev. 536 (1915-16)

"If [a] tax is a direct one, it shall be apportioned according to the census or enumeration. If it is a duty, impost, or excise, it shall be uniform throughout the United States. Together, these classes include every form of tax appropriate to sovereignty. Whether the [income] tax is to be classified as an "excise" is in truth not of critical importance [for this analysis]. If not that, it is an "impost", or a "duty". A capitation or other "direct" tax it certainly is not."

U.S. Supreme Court, Steward Machine Co. v. Collector of Internal Revenue, 301 U.S. 548 (1937) (citations omitted.)

"The Supreme Court, in a decision written by Chief Justice White, first noted that the Sixteenth Amendment did not authorize any new type of tax, nor did it repeal or revoke the tax clauses of Article I of the Constitution, quoted above.  Direct taxes were, notwithstanding the advent of the Sixteenth Amendment, still subject to the rule of apportionment…"

Legislative Attorney of the American Law Division of the Library of Congress Howard M. Zaritsky in his 1979 Report No. 80-19A, entitled 'Some Constitutional Questions Regarding the Federal Income Tax Laws'

SO, IN LIGHT OF THE FACTS, why is Gary North saying the income tax is a direct tax?

I suppose I could be mistaken, but it seems to be that to declare the income tax to be a direct tax is a lie, in either of two forms: 1. You know better, and are deliberately mis-stating what you know, or 2. You have no idea what you're talking about, but are deceitfully implying that you do. Which one is it in this case?

Dr. Gary North's integrity is his own problem in the most important sense, of course. But his words reach a lot of people.

It is because of mis-statements like this from people like Gary North that anyone else is dealing with bad behavior by government actors. The myths about the tax are the cover under which the bad behavior avoids revealing and disinfecting sunlight, and they are also the intellectual undergrowth that keeps the liberating, bad-behavior suppressing truth about the tax from being ascendant and in charge.

Every person who hears the lie that the income tax is a direct tax then has no reason to question its application to his or her own activities and the resultant gains. Mis-statements like North's keep juries and attorneys and even judges (most of whom know nothing independently about the tax in any broad sense) ignorant and dangerous to liberty and the rule of law.

When it is understood that the tax is an excise (and what that means), suddenly everything else about it can start to come into focus (as, for instance, by following this simple chain of facts and logic). It is to avoid this onset of clarity that the beneficiaries of the tax scam do everything they can to promote the myth that it is a direct tax, with the critically-important help of shills like Gary North (and many others).

I hope everyone can help (and help look out for all our interests) by 1. vigorously countering these injections of dis-information with rebuttals; 2. diligently inoculating the body politic with liberating truth; and 3. encouraging shills like Gary North to find something else to do.

PRO TIP: The Fourth Amendment does NOT say that "reasonable" searches can be conducted without a warrant. It says that any search conducted without a warrant is unreasonable, and forbidden.

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Let's Celebrate More Victories By The Red-Pill Brigade!

Bill and Della Cheney know the facts about the law, and have acted accordingly. Here is their latest victory in holding the state to its proper limits-- an acknowledgement by the federal government that nothing they received in 2014 was "income" as that term is meant in the law, or subject to the income tax, and the return of every penny that had been withheld from them under their payers' misunderstandings to the contrary:

Here is Bill and Della's filing that produced this acknowledgement and refund.

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Ed _ has applied the law in South Carolina and secured the state's agreement that he did nothing taxable as "income" and the return of everything withheld from him against the possibility of a state claim to the contrary:

Ed's filing that produced his debut complete refund can be seen here.

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Steven Jones has won another victory for the law-- looking back to past years from before he learned the facts about the tax, Steven has secured a complete refund of everything withheld from him and given to New York in 2011, plus interest:

 Steven secured this victory by way of this amended return.

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Paul Anderson has also secured another acknowledgment and complete refund, this one from the feds and for 2014:

Here is the filing that compelled Paul's latest refund, in accordance with the law, and after the same rigorous vetting to which all such claims are subjected.

And finally, Christine Schrock shares her journey to the truth about the tax, and urges everyone to come along. Enjoy Christine's inspiring message at http://youtu.be/ogbRQPwregY. (Additional video inspirations and victory announcements can be found under the first graphic on http://losthorizons.com/BulletinBoard.htm.) 

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.

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The Crime Of The Century

When they're trying so hard to pull the wool over your eyes, maybe it's to hide something you should be trying extra hard to see...

 

In light of the actual evidence, those who doubt or deny the accuracy and correctness of CtC just 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:

August 3- In 1492, Christopher Columbus sets sail.  In 1914, Germany declares war on France.  In 1948, Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and spy for the Soviet Union.  In 1977, the US Senate holds hearings on the CIA's MK-ULTRA involuntary mind-control and drugging project, which the agency claims has been abandoned, though at least one former operative in the program has disputed this claim.

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2015/05/16/nullification-made-easy/

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I Stand With Doreen

A New Story In The Tribune On Doreen's Case

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, and this film:

Free Speech On Trial: IRS v. Hendrickson

(Find and share this on YouTube at http://youtu.be/IagZzFIIymw)

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 here.

There's a good article on Doreen's ordeal here.

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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.

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), you can do so by mailing a money order made payable to Doreen Hendrickson 48564039. Mail to:

Federal Bureau of Prisons,

Doreen Hendrickson

48564-039

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 stronger.)

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Doreen's Principal Appeal Brief Has Been Filed

 You can find it at http://www.losthorizons.com/Newsletter/DoreenAssault/AppealBrief.pdf. 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 listener.

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 her discovering.

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.

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ON ANOTHER, RELATED SUBJECT, I've had some inquiries about the status of Doreen's "Bond Pending Appeal" motion. You know, that's the one in which the DOJ slipped-up and tacitly admitted that it's purported hostility to CtC has always been a complete fabrication.

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, here and 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 prohibitions, too...

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.

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PRO TIP: Whether or not a person owes income tax is NEVER simply a matter of whether that person received money. It is ALWAYS a matter of whether money was received for the conduct of a taxable activity. Therefore, IF a tax liability is asserted, it is ALWAYS a matter which must be proven-- IF the person alleged to owe the tax says he or she did not receive the money at issue from the conduct of a taxable activity.

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, as well.

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 GoFundMe page here.

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MY HEARTFELT THANKS TO EVERYONE  who has been helping get the word out to journalists. Here is the latest piece for distribution to news organizations (and my thanks to the most excellent Tim O'Brien for putting this one together). Here 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 here.

MY SERIOUS FRUSTRATION AND DISMAY to everyone who continues to fail to send the video testimonials I have asked you for over and over again. This is a collapse of dignity, self-respect and good sense that I am astonished to see in this community.

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 won't?

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 sphere...

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 die."

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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 this point here.

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 other and as potent on behalf of liberty as the violations by the state in its efforts to evade that threat are unlike any others.

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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 magistrate"

-Thomas Jefferson

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 4- In 1790, a tariff act creates the 'Revenue Cutter Service' (now known as The Coast Guard).  In 1821, 'The Saturday Evening Post' begins publication as a weekly newspaper.  In 1873, George Custer's 7th Cavalry has its first clash with the Sioux.  In 1977, the US Department of Energy is created.  In 1987, the FCC rescinds the 'Fairness Doctrine'.

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.

Greenwald's email address is glenn.greenwald@theintercept.com

Poitras' email address is laura.poitras@theintercept.com

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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.

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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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 5- In 1305, Scottish patriot William Wallace is captured by English forces.  In 1735, John Peter Zenger is acquitted of charges of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York (on the grounds that what he had said was true).  In 1861, the first United States "income" tax takes effect (it will be replaced the next year with the version of the tax still in operation today).  In 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid.  In 1914, the first electric traffic light is installed, in Cleveland, Ohio.  In 1943, Mount Etna erupts.  In 1957, 'American Bandstand' premiers.  In 1962, Nelson Mandela starts serving what will end up being 28 years in prison.  In 1981, Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers.

 

 

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Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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

 

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.

"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 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 Government."

 

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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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!!

 

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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

 

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OTHER VOICES:

Iran Paroled From Jail

by Eric Margolis

Barack Obama is the first American president to stand up to the Israel lobby since Dwight Eisenhower ordered Israel to withdraw from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in 1956-57.

Freed of re-election concerns and the need for vast amounts of cash, President Obama finally made the decision to put America’s strategic interests ahead of those of Israel by making peace with Iran. This was a huge accomplishment: the United States has waged economic and political warfare against the Islamic Republic since its creation in 1979.

Iran now looks likely to join Cuba in getting paroled from prison. Both refused to bow to Washington and paid a very heavy price that left them semi-crippled economically and isolated.

Unless the Israel lobby and its yes-men in Congress manage to block the nuclear agreement between Iran and major world powers, Tehran will be re-integrated into the world economic system and reassert its regional power. Iran is the world’s fourth largest producer of oil and a principal supplier to China and Japan.

Iran’s gradual return to unrestrained oil exporting may well spook markets that are already facing a severe glut of inventory that has driven down energy prices everywhere. So much for fears of “peak oil.”

It’s now time to begin dispelling the miasma of lies about Iran promoted by neoconservatives and their house media.

Continued...

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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 government 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

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'The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude'

by Étienne de la Boétie

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 6- In 1825, Bolivia gains independence from Spain.  In 1914, Serbia declares war on Germany and Austria declares war on Russia.  In 1945, 70,000 Japanese are slaughtered in an instant in Hiroshima by a United States nuclear weapon-- tens of thousands further from ground zero die more slowly over subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning suffered during the attack.  In 1991, the World Wide Web goes online.

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Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing

 

GETTING IT GOOD AND HARD

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

 

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-Jerry Arnowitz, JD

 

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-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."

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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.

 

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  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".

 

"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."/p>

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

 

 

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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:/p>

August 7- In 1782, George Washington orders the creation of what will be ultimately named the Purple Heart.  In 1789, the United States War Department is created.  In 1794, the 'Whiskey Rebellion' begins, when Pennsylvanian farmers refuse to pay a federal tax on corn liquor.  In 1944, IBM introduces the first modern calculator-- the Harvard Mark I (aka the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator).  In 1945, Truman announces the obliteration of Hiroshima to the world.  In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl's balsa raft 'Kon Tiki' makes landfall 4, 375 miles from its launch point, proving that the inhabitants of the South Sea Islands could have migrated from South America.  In 1955, the precursor to Sony begins selling transistor radios in Japan.  In 1964, the U.S. Congress passes the 'Gulf of Tonkin Resolution', giving Lyndon Johnson free rein to escalate U.S. military activity in Vietnam.  In 2008, trained and encouraged by the Bush administration, the state apparatus in Georgia invades South Ossetia in an effort to crush its aspirations of independence.

 

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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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“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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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

 

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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

 

REGARDING MONEY

 

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 8- In 1876, Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph.  In 1908, the Wright brothers make the first public flight of their airplane, in Le Mans, France.  In 1911, the Unites States Patent Office records its millionth patent.  In 1942, mass civil disobedience intended to bring down the government of India begins.  In 1945, the United States signs the United Nations charter.  In 1974, Richard Nixon announces his intention to resign from his office as president of the United States.

 

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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.

 

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