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it would mean the government's been concealing and
denying the truth for years
and everybody knows THAT would never happen...
(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is
No Such Agency!)
know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?
someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated,
far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were
complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it
wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they
themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even
while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from
the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax
bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?
know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fourteenth)
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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
Anniversaries of interest for
each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter
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;
Twenty-Eighth Article of Amendment to the United States
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Dr. Gary North: Just Ignorant? Or Is There Something Else Going
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
"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
"[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,
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
A unanimous United States
Supreme Court in Brushaber v. Union Pacific R. Co., 240 U.S. 1
"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."
“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
[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."
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
U.S. Supreme Court, Steward Machine
Co. v. Collector of Internal Revenue, 301 U.S. 548 (1937)
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
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
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
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
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
Let's Celebrate More Victories By The
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
ARE YOU JUST LEARNING ABOUT the crime against your
rights and the rule of law by means of a heinous crime by which
Doreen Hendrickson is being victimized? Get up to speed with
this, and this film:
The longer but much more comprehensive and
question-answering backstory (the "why" history leading up to
this unprecedented assault on the First Amendment and principles
of due process) can be found
DOREEN'S ADDRESS: Doreen Hendrickson 48564-039, FPC
Alderson A-4, P.O. Box A, Alderson, WV 24910. She would love
to hear your encouragement, uplift, appreciation and solidarity.
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
Federal Bureau of Prisons,
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001
DO YOU NOTICE THAT MESSAGE ON THE T-SHIRT being
worn by the lovely model of the 'I Stand with Doreen'
care-bracelet? It reads, THINK. It's not illegal yet!
But you know what? The charge against Doreen is an
effort by the state to make it so.
Doreen was charged, remember, with
criminally-refusing to cede control of her expressions to the
state. Now, I'll grant you that technically her thoughts would
remain her own, but if the state can dictate what everyone says,
then pretty soon that atmosphere of controlled expressions will
result in first influencing, and then ultimately controlling
what everyone thinks.
If the State gets away with establishing the
precedent that every written expression-- even just those on
testimonial instruments-- can be required to echo the state's
preferred view of things, the fate of free thinking and liberty
is obvious (and it's not good).
Think about it, while you still can.
Would You Do It?
(By the way, I would very much welcome
videos of any of you or your friends, acquaintances or random
strangers on the street answering this same question, which I
would then incorporate into this film in order to make it even
You can find it at
I encourage everyone to download it and read it through. It's an
easy read, and not nearly as long as it will appear from the
page count. Many pages are taken up with non-argument uses, and
the argument portions are double-spaced and wide-margined,
meaning that it doesn't take much text to fill a page.
You will see-- beyond any doubt, and completely
contrary to the troll and wormtongue community that have been
trying to spin Doreen's "conviction" into some kind of attack on
CtC-- that the "conviction" of Doreen was only achieved by
reliance on deep corruption to overcome the complete lack of
merit to the government's case.
As such, the prosecution of Doreen-- which IS meant
to be an attack on
CtC, or at least, on people's perception of
CtC-- is actually an acknowledgement of the truth about
the tax, as can be seen by the following simple reasoning:
There is no valid case against Doreen. Yet the
government proceeded with its "prosecution" anyway, deliberately
taking a series of law-defying steps in order to contrive a
"conviction". This can only have been done in order to try to
make an argument that cannot be made on legitimate grounds.
This is axiomatic.
Deceit, evasion and corruption are only resorted-to when truth,
forthrightness and integrity will yield unwanted outcomes.
The outcome wanted here by the deceivers is the
furnishing the trolls and wormtongues with a press-release
saying that, "The wife of Pete Hendrickson, author of 'Cracking
the Code' was convicted..." (Needless to say, no mention is made
in such a release of the shenanigans by which the "conviction"
was accomplished-- only a fraction of which are included in this
brief due to length-limitation rules and a few other factors.)
The hope is that you would be somehow discouraged from spreading
the word about
CtC's revelations, or find it more difficult due to having
one more thing to have to explain and clarify to a skeptical
But this brief is the perfect answer to that
corrupt effort at fog-generation-- from it you can distill a
bullet-point list of what the government actually had to do to
contrive this "conviction" that it wants your listener to
believe is reason for them to not examine
CtC. By this you can make clear, in a nice bit of
intellectual judo, that the effort is really the best evidence
that your listener really, really needs to study
CtC and learn what the government is so fearful of him or
P. S. Anyone wanting to file an amicus brief in the
appeal-- whether in vindication of Doreen's rights of speech,
conscience and due process, or in pre-emptive defense of their
own-- should contact Mark Cedrone via any of the various means
listed in the appeal brief.
Bond pending appeal is provided for by statute for
anyone convicted and sentenced to a term of imprisonment. The
statute, although having been steadily-held by
lapdog-to-the-executive courts to have a presumption against
release, provide for release upon a showing that the defendant is not a
flight risk or danger to the community, and that issues will be
raised in the appeal which, if they were to be taken as the
defendant suggests they should be by the panel which will
eventually hear the actual appeal (as opposed to the panel
hearing the bond motion), would result in a different trial
outcome or a reduction in the sentence to less time than the
appeal will take. This is to ensure that someone
not validly convicted or sentenced doesn't serve a sentence
while waiting to learn that they should not have had to.
In short, if a defendant can show she has
substantial issues to raise on appeal, the bond motion is
supposed to be granted. Axiomatically (and this is important to
what follows), doubt about whether the defendant should be
granted the bond stands in the defendant's favor (because
remember, the panel hearing the motion is not deciding the
appeal, only if the issues to be raised in the motion would have
a chance of reversing the verdict or sentence, and if there is
doubt about that, this means there is such a chance and the
defendant should be released until the doubt is resolved).
By statutory design, bond motions go the the trial
court judge whose own "errors" are being complained of in the
appeal, for the expected denial. Once that denial is issued, the
motion can then go to the appellate panel, which is not supposed
to have a dog in the fight. In Doreen's case, the trial judge
sat on her bond motion for 32 days after it was fully briefed
(25 of them after Doreen reported to prison and began suffering
the sentence), and only issued a ruling (the expected denial)
after being copied on a petition to the appellate court to have
her ordered to make a ruling so the matter could be taken higher
up the food chain.
The appellate court sat on the motion after full
briefing for 25 days (see the filings
here), on most of which it was actually before the panel and
under consideration (we checked). Despite that 25 days
axiomatically indicating that substantial issues were
recognized, the motion panel issued a denial on that 25th day.
This is very disappointing, needless to say. Plainly the panel
applied that "presumption against release" constructive standard
of review and set the bar higher than is the case for the appeal
itself (as is unfortunately typical in recent years-- prior to
the adoption of that doctrine, release on bond pending appeal
was fairly routine. Now it is very, very rare.
SO, AS IT STANDS NOW, Doreen is stuck in captivity
until next year. However, there is a possible hope from a
different direction. Right now the momentum for reform of the
outrageously abusive federal sentencing and imprisonment
practices is very high.
A lot of people have long recognized the evils of
the feds' "lock 'em all up" mentality, which is a feature of its
obnoxious and lawless "we can do no wrong" institutionalized
narcissism coupled with its concerted effort to transform the
legitimate legal structure of this country-- any power not
granted to the state is withheld from the state-- into its dark
and illegitimate opposite: anything not prohibited to the state
is permitted for the state (and the state will "interpret" those
So, calls for reform of a system that has the
United States dramatically leading the world in prisoners per
capita have long been out there, and right now, they are coming
to fruition. Among the bills currently making their way through
congress is one with provisions that would provide for the
release to home confinement of non-violent prisoners of a
certain age, a category in which Doreen squarely falls.
Therefore, I ask everyone that cares to write their
congresspeople and urge support and rapid passage for James
Sensenbrenner's and Bobby Scott's 'SAFE Justice Act' H.R. 2944.
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,
WARRIOR BRIAN WRIGHT has set up a 'GoFundMe'
account for legal expense donations from those preferring to
contribute using plastic. Find his article and the link to the
MY HEARTFELT THANKS TO EVERYONE who has been
helping get the word out to journalists.
is the latest piece for distribution to news organizations (and
my thanks to the most excellent Tim O'Brien for putting this one
is the one calling for interposition by Michigan (which is still
a viable issue, even with Doreen presently in custody-- the
state can still make a presentation to the federal appellate
court upholding the First Amendment and demanding that it be
fully respected and obeyed in Doreen's case, which would result
in her release and the dismissal of the outrageous charge
against her). The entire backstory and drill-down on what went
on in Doreen's trials can be found
Let me put this issue to you in a way that might
resonate where my earlier entreaties have apparently not:
You want judges, bureaucrats, CPAs, lawyers, the HR
people where you work, your pastors, your neighbors and everyone
else to acknowledge the truth about the tax openly and
straightforwardly. How and why would these folks do this if YOU
You want these folks to learn the truth. Why would
they even recognize that there is a truth to be learned if you
won't attest to having learned it yourself? You've got to stand
up, face forward and chin up and tell these folks that you have
studied and checked and verified and seen the evidence and seen
the government evasions and you know that the tax is not the
capitation that the beneficiary government wants everyone to
think it is but a benign, but strictly limited thing, and that
they need to study and learn that, too.
If you have victories to show, that's nice, and
powerful, too. But you don't have to have victories to display
in order to declare your knowledge of what the law says. I've
never flown around the world, but I've seen the evidence and
considered the arguments, and I'm not hesitant to declare it a
Even those of you who haven't yet studied
CtC have surely read
this short document, and have verified everything
in it for yourself. You should therefore be declaring its
veracity and its message, loud and proud. Again, if you won't
say it, how can you hope that others will ever even bother to
look at the facts?
Be the change you want to see in the world,
or there won't be any change.
Finally: Fear nothing but God. And God demands from
you truth and the courage to speak the truth. As Martin Luther
King Jr. said,
"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to
I HOPE EVERYONE IS TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY to raise
the consciousness of their interlocutors with the "Why?" point
when discussing what's being done to Doreen. Find some words on
As always, the corrupt always go too far for their
own good with their evil-- at least, too far for their own good
if people like you and me make use of their excesses. Here, this
can be done by helping others recognize that the degree of
nakedness in defiance of the law being revealed in the assault
on Doreen would only happen as a desperate effort to evade a
very real threat to the vampire state-- a threat as unlike any
as potent on behalf of liberty as the violations by the
state in its efforts to evade that threat are unlike any others.
from Amazing Spider-Man #537
"A free people claim their rights as derived from
the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief
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
PEOPLE!! I ask each of you to take a moment
RIGHT NOW and email Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras,
urging them to take notice of what gets posted on these
pages every week. Maybe hearing from all of the thousands
upon thousands of Americans and others around the world who
get these newsletters, all demanding the attention of these
journalists to the same subject will bump one or both of
them into waking to this hugely-important story.
Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax
has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's
ministerial community. This must change.
passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular
contributions of fuel from the passengers to
keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable
waterfall ahead, and note a
soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger
each day. What does common sense suggest?
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.
Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the
well-funded disinformation specialists
Are You Having Trouble Spreading The
SKEPTICISM (SOMETIMES INVOKED BY FEAR) IS TO BE
EXPECTED when you're trying to explain to someone that
everything they've been encouraged their whole lives to
believe about something as entrenched and significant as the
income tax is basically nonsense. So here's a way to help
cut through the resistance:
Ask your listener how he or she would react if
you were to show an announcement from the Commissioner of
Internal Revenue admitting that the tax doesn't apply to the
earnings of most Americans and is misapplied most of the
time because people don't understand how it works? Or how
about if you showed a ruling from the Supreme Court saying
Now you just have to explain that
you're going to show exactly those things-- but because
the state really doesn't want people to know this, these
things haven't been said quite as forthrightly as we would
all wish. It's going to take a bit more work to take these
admissions in than is sufficient for just reading a press
release. But it'll be worth the effort...
IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of
energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool
families and community groups, your neighbors, your
family members, your pastors and
co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs,
members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia,
Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone
in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth
movement, other activist movements and everyone
you have only yourself to blame for your
troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which
you might complain. It's on you.
WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note
explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic
is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI
(weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.
"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the
harder I work, the more I have of it."
A teacher asked
her 6th grade class how many of them were fans of Big Government.
Not really knowing what a Big Government fan is, but wanting to be liked by
teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for TJ.
The teacher asked TJ why he has decided to be different...again.
TJ said, "Because I'm not a fan of Big Government."
The teacher asked, "Why aren't you a fan of Big Government?"
TJ said, "Because I'm a libertarian."
The teacher asked him why he's a libertarian. TJ answered, "Well,
my Dad's a libertarian and my Mom's a libertarian, so I'm a libertarian."
Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked, "If your dad were a moron and
your mom were an idiot, what would that make you?"
With a big smile, TJ replied, "That would make me a fan of Big
Real Americans don't accommodate fog, lies and a sliding scale of
adherence to the rule of law. Real American men and women stand up for the
truth and the law, come what may, knowing that it is only by setting the bar
at the top and enforcing it, come what may, that liberties are secured.
ONLY ONE THING WILL WIN YOU YOUR LIBERTY:
Spreading the truth. Accordingly, I've assembled
outreach resources into a new, dedicated page. Find it
here, and please, USE THESE TOOLS!! I can't
do this all by myself.
"In a time of
universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary
SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz
to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States
"income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family!
Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the
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.
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
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.
[Y]ou really need to familiarize yourself with Pete
Hendrickson's absolutely magnificent work at his website and in
his book(s). He has, brilliantly and lucidly, "cracked the
code" regarding the federal income EXCISE tax(es)."
-Mark C. Phillips, JD
"...I find your work fascinatingly simple to understand."
-Jerry Arnowitz, JD
"Your book is a masterpiece!"
-Michael Carver, JD
"Received your book yesterday. Started reading at 11
PM, finished at 4 AM." "I have 16 feet (literally 16'
4.5") of documents supporting just about everything in your
book." "Your book should be required reading for every lawyer
before being admitted to any Bar." "I hope you sell a
million of them."
-John O'Neil Green, JD
“Thanks again for your efforts, Pete. They mean an awful lot
to a lot of people.” “…as an attorney, I am humbled by your
knowledge and ability in navigating the law. THANK YOU for
your hard work and sacrifice.”
-Eric Smithers, JD
"I am an attorney and want to give a testimonial to your
book, which I find to be compelling. I am exercising these
rights for myself and my adult children. I'm even considering
making this my new avenue of law practice."
Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD
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Have You Taken
A Military, Law Enforcement or Public Office Oath To Uphold And Defend The
MMore Than Two Thirds Of The Several States That Collect "Income" Taxes
Have Now Acknowledged The Truth About The Law As Revealed In
CtC, And Have
Issued Complete Refunds Accordingly! See The Following Chart...
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:/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.
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'?"
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
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude
greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We
seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that
feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget
that ye were our countrymen."
Adams, Architect of the First American Revolution
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Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of
politics, public policy and law; many of these works are
collected in his second book, ‘Upholding
the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of
award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth
soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as
well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention
delegate of Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party
organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work
Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the
Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International
Society for Individual Liberty. He is a frequent
radio-show guest on stations across the country.
Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a
decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy
industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials
Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy
Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and
energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and
president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design,
manufacture and installation firm.
Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the twelve years
before his present full-time focus on the restoration of the
rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed purchasing
activities for the $84 million-a-year multi-family-housing
division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan branch of Edward Rose
and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+ apartments, direct
supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and incidental
authority over several hundred divisional workers. He also
ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and
distribution systems in four states, and designed and
administered the company's website.
rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane
pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative
force behind a small
card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several
Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife
and two children. He is currently working on his next