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Current Events and Continuing Education for October 5 through October 18, 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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Features in this edition:

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Keeping the focus on the real field of battle...

The Question For Every Journalist


How many realize that what we have now is:

Taxation Without Representation


Another voice speaking the liberating truth

Ms. B Testifies


Either use your rights, or lose your rights

I Stand With Doreen- Updated


Other Voices

Ms. B's Testimony


So, did you do it?

Declaration Day


Share, share, share, people

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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:

Regarding The Ongoing Rape Of My Wife


Why Aren't People Suing?


Regarding State Group Membership


The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart


Why Are You Not Doing This?


Project Paradigm-Shift


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!


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


Your Comments


"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:

October 5- In 1143, Portugal is recognized as an independent kingdom by the Spanish throne.  In 1910, the Portuguese citizenry overthrow the monarchy and declare a republic.  In 1970, PBS begins broadcasting.  In 1986, Mordechai Vanunu's revelations about the secret Israeli nuclear weapons program are published in Britain's Sunday Times.  In 2001, the first victim of the post-9/11 anthrax attacks dies.

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


The Question For Every Journalist You Can Reach:

DEAR MR./MS. ______________

FOR MORE THAN TWELVE YEARS NOW THE FEDERAL and dozens of state governments have been quietly but steadily refunding billions collected as income tax. This money is being returned to Americans who had previously paid the tax all their working lives, but have now learned that they-- like most Americans-- never actually owed it. The refunds include Social Security and Medicare taxes.

During the same twelve years, agencies in the federal government and a handful of corrupt federal judges have been working to suppress the information about the legal limits and nuances of the tax by which these refunds are being claimed. This campaign has gone so far as to engineer a "judicial finding" in which the contents of the book that first introduced the information are deliberately misrepresented, and two Americans have actually been ordered by government officials to falsely testify on sworn statements, in utter and unprecedented defiance of the First Amendment.

A vast program of marginalization and persecution of the fellow who exposed the liberating truths about the tax has been conducted. The internet is littered with government-sponsored posts intended to disparage and discredit the information and the whistleblower who revealed it, along with misrepresentations of the "official response" to the information. Even many activists who claim to take issue with the income tax spread this disinformation.

And yet, those refunds have relentlessly issued forth, day after day, week after week, year after year, steadily debunking all the oppositional nonsense.

I'm not making any of this up. You can see it all for yourself.

Read http://losthorizons.com/Documents/PressPacket.pdf to see trial transcripts and other documentation exposing some of the worst of the suppression efforts. Go to http://losthorizons.com/BulletinBoard.htm to see more than 1,000 examples of the hundreds of thousands of complete refunds issued over the last 12 years, many with the claims that produced them also posted, and some with documentation of highly-revealing government efforts to resist the claims.

On that latter page you can also see videos made by some of these refund-claimants discussing these events, and excerpts from IRS program information explaining how all these refunds have been thoroughly vetted by the agency before being issued.

Now, let me ask you: Are you seriously able to say you're working on a story more worthy of your attention than this one? Really?

In any event, I'd like to see you write about the story I've just described, and I think I can safely say that many others will be interested, as well.



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Taxation Without Representation

How many realize that this is the consequence of misunderstanding the income tax?

IN 1776, "TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION" was a chief complaint of the American colonists and a core motivation behind the Revolution. The colonists recognized the inherent dangers (and philosophical illegitimacy) of control and consumption of anyone's wealth being determined by anyone other than its owners, either directly or through their representatives in a properly-constituted congress.

Eventually, the colonists killed or fought into submission all those in America who didn't get, or dared to resist, the principle of "if taxation, then only as specified by our representative legislature." The power to authorize or control the government's access to resources was stripped away from all executive and judicial officials and, with the adoption of the current Constitution and its imposition of certain strict and specific rules concerning this power, was placed exclusively in the hands of the legislature.

OVER THE YEARS Congress has designed a number of taxes. Among these is the income tax, which was put into place in 1862 and was administered as Congressionally-specified over the next 80 years.

But do you think the income tax as administered today is still the one designed by Congress? Not for most people...

Congress designed a perfectly benign, very popular tax on gains from the exercise of federal privilege, which are known as "income" in the context of the tax. This tax as actually written is so popular that the American people adopted a Constitutional amendment to preserve it when a Supreme Court ruling on behalf of a railroad investor thwarted its application in the 1890s, despite the concerted opposition of the thoroughly-connected crony capitalists in whose favor the Supreme Court had ruled.*

However, that all changed in the early 1940s. At that time America faced a queer combination of circumstances that included the effects of the bizarre four-term reign of FDR, the social pathologies of war and the Great Depression, and a 30-year-old concerted effort by those with an interest to confuse as many Americans as possible about the meaning and effect of the by-then-a generation-in-the-past-passage of the 16th Amendment.

Seeing an opportunity, executive branch agencies (the DOJ and IRS) implemented a dramatic change in the way the income tax was applied, described to the public, and represented in legal proceedings. The result was a transformation of the income tax-- not in the reality of the law as written, but as practically-experienced by most people-- from the benign, popular and very limited tax Congress has written to a broadly-and-properly-loathed effectively-unlimited abomination concocted by the executive branch's agencies and judicial appointees.

In short, beginning in the early 1940s, most Americans began to be subject to taxation without representation, in practical effect. These Americans have no longer been living with the income tax as designed by their congress but instead have been assaulted by a tax designed by the executive branch. This distortion of the actual income tax tries to reach ALL gains, in outright defiance of Congressional specification, while still clothing itself (read: concealing itself) in the form of the actual income tax.

It's easy to see why the colonists were so adamantly opposed to taxation without representation, isn't it?

Happily, now that the actual Congressional design of the income tax has been re-discovered, restoring America to the benefits of "if taxation, then only as specified by our representative legislature" is simply a matter of spreading the word and invoking the law. Happily, no revolution is needed; all that is needed is resolution.

*A number of folks who are doubtless well-meaning but who understand neither the income tax nor the 16th Amendment have made mistaken arguments for many years about the adoption of the amendment. Click here for more on this.


Donations are urgently needed for Doreen's legal defense. Please send your contributions to P. Hendrickson, 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382. Make checks and money orders payable to Peter Hendrickson, with "Legal expenses" in the memo line.

Every contribution of $100 or more will be thanked with a "What About Doreen" conversation-starting T-shirt as shown here-- be sure to include your size and return address. (All contributions of any size will continue to be thanked with an "I Stand With Doreen" bracelet.)

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Ms. B. Adds Her Testimony To The Record

PRO TIP: By the physics of the law, an indirect tax is necessarily a privilege tax. Here's why:

The distinction between a direct tax and an indirect tax is incidence. A direct tax arises by the direct imposition of the taxer, without any election of the taxed (other than that of authorizing the taxing power in the first place).

An indirect tax arises by the taxed choosing to do something by which the taxer's claim is then created. The choice that is a valid object of an indirect tax can't be anything done as an exercise of an untaxable right. Nor can it be any activity of necessity. A tax on anything done by necessity would arise not by actual election of the taxed but simply because the tax had been imposed by the taxer. Such a tax, whatever it may be called, would be in actual substance a direct tax, even if one that arose only intermittently. Think of a tax on eating, for example, or working, or engaging in trade with others (all of which are things done by right as well as by necessity, but you get the point).

What is left as the valid object of an indirect tax is the exercise of privilege-- something done not by right, and therefore done by the permission of the taxer (who, due to being possessed of an ownership right in the thing being permitted, is entitled to claim of portion of the proceeds when the thing is profitably used).

"[Although the Legislature may declare as privileges and tax as such for State revenue purposes those pursuits and occupations that are not matters of common right], the Legislature has no power to declare as a privilege and tax for revenue purposes occupations that are of common right."

Sims v. Ahrens, 167 Ark. 557, 271 SW 720 594, 595 (Ark. 1925)


The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

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


PRO TIP: The argument that a concept explicitly given a statutory definition for purposes of this or that chapter or "title" has the same meaning as the common word the legislature has borrowed for its label-- which meaning plainly didn't suit the legislature's purposes, hence its replacement-- is a preposterous reading of the law.

“It is axiomatic that the statutory definition of the term excludes unstated meanings of that term.” 

Meese v. Keene, 481 U.S. 465 (1987);

“[W]e are not at liberty to put our gloss on the definition that Congress provided by looking to the generally accepted meaning of the defined term.”

Tenn. Prot. & Advocacy Inc. v. Wells, 371 F.3d 342 (6th Cir. 2004).



Another Batch Of Victories For America' True Heroes

States only obey the law when people stand up to enforce it

ROGER M. IS AN EDUCATED, ACTIVATED and dedicated American hero, standing on his feet to restore the republic and enforce the rule of law. Roger knows that liberty can't exist where the state is unconstrained by the law.

Having learned the law controlling the taxing authority of his servant governments-- even the parts of the law which the state would rather he not know-- and having discovered that his activities and the earnings therefrom are not actually subject to the income tax, Roger invoked the whole law and recovered everything withheld from his earnings and turned over to New York in connection with that tax during 2014:



JOSEPH H. HAS ALSO LEARNED and applied the law. By way of this filing, Joseph has established that his economic activities were not of the excisable variety, and has reclaimed everything withheld from him and given to the United States during 2014 in connection with the tax-- Social security and Medicare extractions included:


Enjoy Joe's newly-posted video about this victory and his other efforts on behalf of the Founders' plan for limiting government at http://youtu.be/fgiCrQPQy-g.


BRUCE AND NILA DAVIS have reached back a few years and corrected erroneous allegations (and admissions) about the taxable character of their earnings in 2011 by way of an amended return, having since learned the truth about the tax and its limits. The United States has flatly and unambiguously acknowledged the accuracy of their conclusions:



AND PAUL B. HAS ALSO RISEN to his all-American grown-up feet and acted to enforce the law. This has special meaning for Paul-- as a military oath-taker, Paul is duty bound even more explicitly and deliberately than most to protect the rule of law from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Paul knows that when Americans enable a state's ambition to be free of the law's constraints, either by falling asleep at the wheel or by letting themselves be intimidated into inaction, the Constitutional design for liberty and the rule of law is in even greater danger than if the country were invaded by external aggressors. Paul isn't having it, not on his watch.

By way of this filing Paul has enforced-- and thereby hugely strengthened-- the law. Paul applied the tax to his 2012 earnings where it is proper, and prevented it from being applied where it is not proper, resulting in this recovery two weeks ago of the majority of what was withheld from him that year and given to the United States in connection with the tax, Social security and Medicare extractions included:


DON'T YOU WISH EVERY AMERICAN was as responsible and upstanding as Roger, Joseph, Bruce, Nila and Paul? Think about what that would do for our once free and prosperous country, and re-dedicate yourself to spreading this file to everyone you can.

Join me in celebrating and honoring these heroes of the republic (and all their fellows)-- real American men and women who know what it means and know what it takes to be free people enjoying the benefits of a legitimate rule of law.

JOIN ME IN ALSO CELEBRATING American hero Paul Eberle for stepping up to the camera and declaring his resolution to act on behalf of the Founders' plan for the preservation of our liberty against the anticipated corruption of the state. See Paul's inspiring testimony here. Other testimonials can be seen here.

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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:

October 6- In 1889, Thomas Edison hosts the first motion picture screening.  In 1927, The Jazz Singer-- the first widely-screened "talking" picture-- opens.  In 2007, the first human-powered circumnavigation of the world (using a pedal boat, kayak, roller-blades, bicycle and simply walking) is completed 13 years after commencement.


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.


DOREEN'S ADDRESS: Doreen Hendrickson 48564-039, FPC Alderson A-4, P.O. Box A, Alderson, WV 24910. She would love to hear your encouragement, uplift, appreciation and solidarity, and she can even be sent paperback books, as long as the envelope in which they are packaged has clearly written at the top: Paperback Book Enclosed.

Anyone wanting to send Doreen a few dollars for her commissary account (with which she can get better food, soft drinks, clothes and other amenities) can do so by mailing a money order made payable to Doreen Hendrickson 48564039. Mail to:

Federal Bureau of Prisons,

Doreen Hendrickson


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.)


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.


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.



"Inasmuch, therefore, as all that a denial of a petition for a writ of certiorari means is that fewer than four members of the Court thought it should be granted, this Court has rigorously insisted that such a denial carries with it no implication whatever regarding the Court's views on the merits of a case which it has declined to review. The Court has said this again and again; again and again the admonition has to be repeated."

Maryland v. Baltimore Radio Show, Inc., 338 U.S. 912, 919, 70 S.Ct. 252, 255, 94 L.Ed. 562 (1950)

"[I]t is elementary, of course, that a denial of a petition for certiorari decides nothing."

Hughes Tool Co. v. Trans World Airlines, Inc. 409 U.S. 363, 93 S.Ct. 647, 34 L.Ed.2d 577 (1973)

"The denial of a writ of certiorari imports no expression of opinion upon the merits of the case, as the bar has been told many times."

United States et al. v. Carver et al., 260 U.S. 482, 43 S.Ct. 181, 67 L.Ed. 361, (1923)

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.


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."


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.



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:

October 7-  In 1777, the British are handed a massive defeat and loss of an entire army by American militia in the Battle of Bemis Heights near Saratoga, New York.  In 1868, Cornell University's opening day hosts an enrolled student body of 412-- the largest in any American university up to that time.  In 1959, the Soviet probe 'Luna III' transmits the first-ever photographs of the dark side of the Moon.  In 2001, the United States invades Afghanistan on the pretext that Osama bin Laden, a one-time CIA asset never yet charged with involvement in the events of 9/11 (due to lack of evidence, according to the FBI), is living there.

PEOPLE!! I ask each of you to take a moment RIGHT NOW and email Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, urging them to take notice of what gets posted on these pages every week. Maybe hearing from all of the thousands upon thousands of Americans and others around the world who get these newsletters, all demanding the attention of these journalists to the same subject will bump one or both of them into waking to this hugely-important story.

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

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


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Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax


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:

October 8- In 1871, fires break out in Chicago (The Great Chicago Fire) and Peshtigo, Wisconsin, on the west edge of Lake Michigan.  On the opposite side of the lake, conflagrations begin in Holland and Manistee, Michigan, and Port Huron, Michigan, on the eastern edge of the state (along with much of the rest of the "thumb").  About four square miles of Chicago is destroyed-- the other locations are consumed entirely.  All were quickly re-built by citizens unhindered by FEMA.  In 1974, the Franklin National Bank-- 20th largest bank in the country-- collapses due to fraud and mismanagement.  This is the largest U.S. bank failure in history to that time.  In 2001, George Bush announces the creation of the "Department of Homeland Security".





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...


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




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


How About You?


Are You Governing Yourself?


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




Why They Hate Us

by Fred Reed

A frequent theme nowadays is “Why do they hate us?” meaning why does so much of the world detest the United States. The reasons given are usually absurd: They hate our freedom or democracy. They hate us for our cultural superiority. They hate us because we are wonderful.

No. Actually the reason is simple if unpalatable. They hate us because we meddle, and have meddled. They hate us because we are the most murderous nation on the planet. They hate our insufferable smugness.

People remember slights. They may not remember them as they actually happened, but they remember them. The Civil War ended in 1865, the Federal occupation in 1877. Yet today many Southerners are still bitter, to the point that their emotional loyalty is to the South, not to Washington.

Silly? Yes, if you are from the North. Grievances matter more to those aggrieved than to the aggrievers.

In Guadalajara, near my home in Mexico, a towering monument in a traffic circle honors Los Niños Héroes, the Heroic Children. These are the little boys who, when the invading American armies attacked Chapultepec in 1847, went out to fight for their country. Avenues are named Niños Héroes all over Mexico. Few Americans even know that there was a war.


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An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.


Aren't you REALLY, REALLY glad YOU'VE had the fortitude and clarity of vision to do the only thing that will actually strike the root and prevent the problem in the first place by taking control of how much of YOUR WEALTH facilitates government misbehavior?


Now ask yourself this: Have you really done all that you can to urge everyone you know to also stand up and act in the only way that will really bring about change in your lifetime? 


Even as ardent a statist as Abraham Lincoln, in announcing his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in order to keep them paying the tariff for the benefit of Northern interests in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, paid at least lip service to the Founders design of leaving control over the fuel available to feed the fires Washington wants to light in the hands of the individual citizenry when he said, "Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite 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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"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

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And don't miss:

'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?'

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

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 9- In 1003, Leif Erikson lands in North America.  In 1635, Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for opposing the administration of secular punishments for religious offenses and the theft of Native American lands.  He goes on to found Rhode Island.  In 1701, Yale University is chartered.  In 1888, the Washington Monument opens to the public.  In 2001, the second batch of "anthrax letters" is mailed.


Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing



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.


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Renew Your Promise


  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:

October 10- In 1911, the WuChang Uprising overthrows the Qing Imperial Dynasty and leads to the establishment of the the Republic of China.  In 1913, construction of the Panama Canal is completed.  In 1938, the Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany.  In 1969, Progressive Rock is born with the release of 'In The Court Of The Crimson King' by King Crimson.  In 1973, Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with "income" tax evasion.  In 1995, U.S. Army SPC 4 Michael New refuses to serve as a United Nations soldier.


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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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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


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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:

October 11- In 1811, the first steam-powered ferry operation begins, carrying freight and passengers between New York, New York and Hoboken, New Jersey.  In 1954, the Viet Minh take control of North Vietnam.  In 1975, Saturday Night Live debuts-- stand-up philosopher and social critic George Carlin hosts.  In 2007, the Dow Jones reaches a then-record high of 14,198.10.


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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