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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 30- In 1835, Melbourne, Australia is
founded. In 1836, Houston, Texas is founded. In 1963, the
"hotline" between The United States President and the Secretary
of the Communist Party in the USSR goes into operation. In
1993, historians took note that it was the 154th 30th of August
since Iran last initiated military aggression against anyone.
Anniversaries of interest for
each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter
PRO TIP: By the
physics of the law, an indirect tax is necessarily a
privilege tax. Here's why:
The distinction between a
direct tax and an indirect tax is incidence. A
direct tax arises by the direct imposition of the
taxer, without any election of the taxed (other than
that of authorizing the taxing power in the first
indirect tax arises by the taxed
choosing to do
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
What is left as the
valid object of an indirect tax is the exercise of
privilege-- something done not by right, and
therefore done by the permission of the taxer (who,
due to being possessed of an ownership right in the
thing being permitted, is entitled to claim of
portion of the proceeds when the thing is profitably
"[Although the Legislature
may declare as privileges and tax as such for State
revenue purposes those pursuits and occupations that
are not matters of common right], the Legislature
has no power to declare as a privilege and tax for
revenue purposes occupations that are of common
Wanted: Experienced Litigator(s) Looking
To Become As Rich As Croesus...
...while doing God's work and putting a smile on old Sam Adams.
I'M FINALLY READY TO INTERVIEW LAWYERS for participation in the
civil rights lawsuit of the century. The best applicants will be
experienced in successfully suing United States officials, with
a plus for experience in First and/or Fifth Amendment cases. A
true love of liberty and respect for the rule of law, as well as
a solid set of stones, are requirements. The case is
simultaneously slow-pitch softball and uniquely challenging,
with what I believe is the potential for a VERY high reward in
several different senses of the expression.
qualified and interested can click on the "contact" link at the
top of any page at
losthorizons.com to reach me. Those not already familiar
with the case to be prosecuted can get a sense of it by reading
this, but much more comprehensive materials on the issues
involved will be furnished to serious applicants.
those getting this who are not themselves qualified to
participate, I'll appreciate your forwarding this message to
anyone you can think of who might be.
I HAVE TO DECLARE IT: What likes to call itself the
"alt-media" is actually just a pack of the walking dead-- oozing
puss and ripe to high heaven, shambling about looking for brains
of the living they can infect and destroy with their loathsome
Harsh words, I know. But how else to explain the
complete failure of every single one
of these folks to report ANYTHING about the 100% unprecedented
Understand, it's not for lack of knowledge. For
instance, Will Grigg, Lew Rockwell, Karen Kwiatkowski, Paul
Rosenberg, Paul Craig Roberts, Glenn Greenwald, Bruce Fein,
Robert Higgs, Tom Woods, Thomas DiLorenzo, Justin Raimondo,
William Anderson, Jacob Hornberger, Chick Baldwin, John
Whitehead, Butler Shaffer, Tom Englehardt-- all these folks have
been receiving Lost Horizons newsletters for well over a year.
Robert Parry, Robert Higgs, Edward Snook and a few others have
received them a bit less time, but for a minimum of several
That means all these folks, at least, are aware
that over the last 12 years the educated and activated
CtC community has recovered or retained
BILLIONS OF DOLLARS that prior to
would have been successfully seized from the productive
Americans to whom it really belonged-- including Social security
and Medicare "contributions".
And yet somehow, this utterly unprecedented rolling
thunder of liberty expansion... this astonishing stand-up,
four-square muscle-flex of real American character... this
rock-back-slap-across-the-chops of the junk-yard-dog rogue state
about which these folks gripe, moan and warn incessantly has
gone completely unremarked.
Here's the long and the short of it: I've produced
a "Restore the Republic" button that will do its magic as soon
as it's been pushed by enough American men and women. I've
presented it to these folks, but they're doing nothing, not even
so much as simply telling others about it.
SIMILARLY, THESE FOLKS HAVEN'T SEEN FIT to post a
single word about the
unprecedented assault on the First Amendment and due process
conducted by corrupt elements of that rogue state against my
wife, Doreen. This has been done in the hope of keeping
Americans from learning about those unprecedented victories for
the rule of law and how they came about, and has been an assault
so severe and unvarnished that the government was obliged to ask
that Doreen's jury be told it could not consider the
unlawfulness and unconstitutionality of the rights-gutting
orders she was charged with "criminally" disobeying.
And yet, not a word from these so-called
journalists and commentators, despite the fact that several of
them specialize in stories of prosecutorial abuse and corruption
in the judiciary, and all present themselves as champions of
liberty and the rule of right law.
There's some kind of ivory-tower analogy to be made
here, I guess, but a pretty dark and disturbing one. After all,
this can't be genuinely blithe disengagement. Instead, it's a
OVER THE YEARS I've heard from a couple of these
folks the cheesy excuse of, "That's not my subject!" (meaning
the income tax). Well, frankly, widespread warrantless
surveillance wasn't their subject either, until Edward Snowden
revealed it, and since then most all of these folks have found
some way to make some mention of that issue. Besides, as I
mentioned a moment ago, the things involved here ARE "their
issues". Judicial corruption, prosecutorial abuse, curbing the
rogue state... these are all "their issues".
The problem, I believe, is the fact that all of
this revolves around the revelation that the income tax is not
the evil forcible extraction these folks have all claimed it to
be for decades. Some are embarrassed by that, just because it
shows they've been wrong about something so important for so
long. Others find that revelation inconvenient to their own
anarchist views. When the problem is a failure of public
diligence rather than a failure of the Constitution, the
"anarchy is the only way" thing doesn't sell so well. There's a
reason none of these folks post this on their websites:
What a shame. It's hard to win when those who are
supposed to be your friends behave like your enemies, but that's
just how zombies are, I guess.
PRO TIP: The
argument that a concept explicitly given a statutory
definition for purposes of this or that chapter or
"title" has the same meaning as the common word the
legislature has borrowed for its label-- which
meaning plainly didn't suit the legislature's
purposes, hence its replacement-- is a preposterous
reading of the law.
“It is axiomatic that the
statutory definition of the term excludes unstated
meanings of that term.”
Meese v. Keene, 481
U.S. 465 (1987);
“[W]e are not at liberty to
put our gloss on the definition that Congress
provided by looking to the generally accepted
meaning of the defined term.”
Tenn. Prot. & Advocacy Inc. v. Wells,
371 F.3d 342 (6th Cir. 2004).
Another Batch Of Victories For America'
States only obey the law when people stand up to
ROGER M. IS AN EDUCATED, ACTIVATED and dedicated
American hero, standing on his feet to restore the republic and
enforce the rule of law. Roger knows that liberty can't exist
where the state is unconstrained by the law.
Having learned the law controlling the taxing
authority of his servant governments-- even
the parts of the law which the state would rather he not know--
and having discovered that his activities and the earnings
therefrom are not actually subject to the income tax, Roger
invoked the whole law and recovered everything withheld from his
earnings and turned over to New York in connection with that tax
JOSEPH H. HAS ALSO LEARNED and applied the law. By
this filing, Joseph has established that his economic
activities were not of
the excisable variety, and has reclaimed everything withheld
from him and given to the United States during 2014 in
connection with the tax-- Social security and Medicare
BRUCE AND NILA DAVIS have reached back a few years
and corrected erroneous allegations (and admissions) about the
taxable character of their earnings in 2011 by way of an amended
return, having since learned the truth about the tax and its
limits. The United States has flatly and unambiguously
acknowledged the accuracy of their conclusions:
AND PAUL B. HAS ALSO RISEN to his all-American
grown-up feet and acted to enforce the law. This has special
meaning for Paul-- as a military oath-taker, Paul is duty bound
even more explicitly and deliberately than most to protect the
rule of law from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Paul knows that when Americans enable a state's
ambition to be free of the law's constraints, either by
falling asleep at the wheel or by letting themselves be
intimidated into inaction, the Constitutional design for
liberty and the rule of law is in even greater danger than if
the country were invaded by external aggressors. Paul isn't
having it, not on his watch.
By way of
this filing Paul has enforced-- and thereby hugely
strengthened-- the law. Paul applied the tax to
his 2012 earnings where it is proper, and prevented it from
being applied where it
is not proper, resulting in this recovery two weeks ago of the majority of what
was withheld from him that year and given to the United States
in connection with the tax, Social security and Medicare
DON'T YOU WISH EVERY AMERICAN was as responsible
and upstanding as Roger, Joseph, Bruce, Nila and Paul? Think
what that would do for our once free and prosperous country,
and re-dedicate yourself to spreading
this file to everyone you can.
Join me in celebrating and honoring these heroes of
the republic (and
all their fellows)-- real American men and women who know
what it means and know what it takes to be free people enjoying
the benefits of a legitimate
rule of law.
JOIN ME IN ALSO CELEBRATING American hero Paul Eberle for stepping up to the
camera and declaring his resolution
to act on behalf of the Founders' plan for the preservation of
our liberty against the anticipated corruption of the state. See
Paul's inspiring testimony
Other testimonials can be seen
In light of
the actual evidence, those
who doubt or
deny the accuracy and correctness of
because government officials make weaselly
representations against it are like the 16th-century Europeans who
were mystified by
Copernicus getting all those
astronomical predictions right even though the
church had said he was wrong.
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
August 31- In 1422,
Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of nine months. In
1803, Lewis and Clark start out on their expedition across
America. In 1864, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins
the assault on Atlanta that would end with his troops being
ordered to burn the city to the ground. In 1897, Edison patents
the movie projector. In 1939, the Hitler regime stages a
false-flag Polish attack on the Gliewitz Radio Station in order
to justify Germany's intended invasion of Poland.
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) 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
September 1- In 1752,
the Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia. In 1807, former vice
president (and the man who rid the world of Alexander Hamilton)
Aaron Burr is acquitted of treason charges. In 1939, Germany
attacks Poland, beginning World War II. In 1972, Bobby Fischer
beats Boris Spassky to take the world chess title. In 1985, the
wreck of the Titanic is discovered.
SIX YEARS AGO I WARNED THAT THE grossly corrupt
'Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
of 2007'-- at that point gone into hibernation-- would be back.
It is, now as an amendment to the Homeland Security Act renewal
currently making its way through Congress. The new version is
called 'The Countering Violent Extremism Act of 2015'. Read my
analysis and predictions
here, and get active to strangle this thing in the crib--
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?
September 2- In 1666,
the Great Fire of London breaks out. It will burn for three
days, and destroy 10,000 buildings. In 1789, the United States
Department of the Treasury is founded. In 1945, Vietnam
declares its independence from France. In 1969, the first ATM
in the United States is installed in Rockville Centre, New
York. In 2008, America receives emergency treatment for a
life-threatening political sclerosis when thousands gather in
Minneapolis, Minnesota for Ron Paul's Rally for the Republic.
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
In his desperation to sink the Iran nuclear deal, Bibi
Netanyahu is taking a hellish gamble.
Israel depends upon the United States for $3 billion a
year in military aid and diplomatic cover in forums where she is
often treated like a pariah state. Israel has also been the
beneficiary of almost all the U.S. vetoes in the Security Council.
America is indispensable to Israel. The reverse is not
Yet, without telling the White House, Bibi had his U.S.
ambassador arrange for him to address a joint session of Congress in
March – to rip up the president’s Iran nuclear deal before it was
The day the deal was signed, using what The Washington
Post calls "stark apocalyptic language," Bibi accused John Kerry of
giving the mullahs a "sure path to a nuclear weapon" and a "cash
bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars … to pursue its
aggression and terror."
Bibi has since inspired and led the campaign to get
Congress to kill the deal, the altarpiece of the Obama presidency.
Israel Ambassador Ron Dermer, a former Republican
operative now cast in the role of "Citizen Genet," has intensively
lobbied the Hill to get Congress to pass a resolution of rejection.
If that resolution passes, as it appears it will, Obama
will veto it.
Then Israel, the Israeli lobby AIPAC, and all its
allies and auxiliaries in the think tanks and on op-ed pages will
conduct a full-court press to have Congress override the Obama veto
and kill his nuclear deal.
Has Bibi, have the Israelis, considered what would
happen should they succeed? Certainly, there would be rejoicing in
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and Bibi would be crowned King of Capitol
But they will have humiliated an American president by
crushing him by two-to-one in his own legislature. Such a defeat
could break the Obama presidency and force the resignation of John
Kerry, who would have become a laughing stock in international
The message would go out to the world. In any clash
between the United States and Israel over U.S. policy in the Middle
East, bet on Bibi. Bet on Israel. America is Israel’s poodle now.
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
September 3- In 1783,
the Paris Peace Treaty is signed, bringing the American
Revolutionary War to an official end. In 1838, Frederick
Douglass makes his break for freedom from slavery in Maryland.
In 1929, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its all-time
high to that date, 51 days before Black Thursday. In 1935, an
automobile cracks 300MPH for the first time.
There's only ONE source of accurate
information, and you've got to READ IT FOR YOURSELF!
LAST EDITION, I OPENED WITH AN ARTICLE
about misconceptions out there about what constitutes a
"CtC-educated return" and the unfortunate fact that a
lot of folks who haven't actually read the book imagine
they know what it teaches, having been misled to that
effect by others. Here is the beginning of that article:
A FEW DAYS
AGO, I received an email with the following text:
Dear Pete Hendrickson
daughter filed 1040NR-EZ and 4852 and she got back from the IRS
a letter see below. I see that K Lang filed the same and she got
all her money back could you please send me her address so we
can compair notes and find out why the IRS ruled the way thye
Why did this work for K Lang and not
for my daughter? This is my daughter second year filing and the
first year she did not file a 4852 with her return.
K. Lang is from Cincinnati, Ohio and so are we. We just want to
talk with her about filing the tax return. Please send
information as soon as possible as time is running out on us.
Thank you very much.
Now, you'll note that my correspondent clearly
imagines that his daughter filed a
CtC-educated return. Not only
is he addressing an email to me asking his questions, but he
specifically declares his daughter's filing to be just like K.
Lang's (whose 2014 federal victory he sees posted toward the top
Bulletin Board "Honor Roll").
So, let's have
a look at this imagined
CtC-educated filing. (Since I have no
interest in embarrassing anyone, I have redacted name, address,
and other identifying info on all that follows. My redactions
are gray. The black ones you will see were done by the filer.)
Here are the 1040 form (two pages); the accompanying Form 4852;
and the LTR 3176C which was unsurprisingly prompted by this
Now does this look like a
CtC-educated return to anyone? In
fact, it is in no way a
CtC-educated return, from the use of
1040NR to the assumption-laden statements in the ID area; the
strike-outs and UCC reference in the signature area; and the
"wage" reports on the 4852 contradicting what appears on the
1040. (Nor is it remotely like K. Lang's actually-CtC-educated
return, which can be seen
here, or those of the new victories posted this week, found
below this article, or the many, many others posted on the site.)
OK, SO WHY DOES THIS MATTER? Well, aside from being a shame,
this case offers an excellent (if ham-handed) illustration of
something I occasionally find myself needing to remind everyone
of: There are people out there filing what they somehow imagine
to be "CtC" returns who have no idea what an educated return is
for, or about, and certainly didn't file one, despite their
When these folks find themselves with trouble or failure, they
think (and likely tell others), "I filed one of those CtC
returns and all I got was headache." And when it gets worse, as
is likely in this case, the false stories about
get even more dire and intimidating. (To my eyes, this return is
near-certain to actually draw a real $5000 "frivolous return" penalty.)
These anecdotes then end up accumulating into troll-fodder
gleefully used to promote the idea that
CtC-educated filers draw real penalties
(as opposed to occasional harassment with
scary-looking hoaxes meant to be mistaken for such
penalties). Further, folks like this end up going to
lawyers or CPAs for help and, upon inevitably being asked, tell
these professionals that the return they are looking at is,
"Done according to that book, you know, 'Cracking the Code'..."
and word goes 'round in the professional community that
If pulled into a legal contest of some kind (tax court or
otherwise), the DOJ will make a point of describing filers like
these as "followers of Peter Hendrickson" in its briefs and when
announcing their loss. Their stories, thus misrepresented,
will end up on DOJ-fed troll posts on the internet-- loud noise
very harmfully drowning out the
NOW, BY WHAT MIGHT BE VIEWED AS A
SERENDIPITOUS COINCIDENCE (due to making this useful
follow-up commentary possible), two days ago I received
How is it going with Doreen?
Well, I filed my 2013 taxes but I filed them in
11/2014, a little over 7 months late. I filed -0- income. According the tax
code my earnings weren’t taxable. The reason I filed late is I had to read your
book and file it differently than I had In prior years. Now they’re trying to
sack me with a $19,000 tax plus penalty. They’re trying to claim that my 52,000
of salary for the company I work for was nonemployee compensation. Well, I’m
going to proceed and send them back another copy of my return. I’ll also send
an affidavit to the effect that I’ve never been a resident of Washington, DC and
other things pertinent to the tax code. I might also include other information
where it was proven in court that the IRS code was unenforceable.
Beckman and Bill Benson for years have been teaching what you’ve been saying.
I may have some questions for you later but I know you’re right and I know the
IRS code is a bunch of legalese designed to fool the public. It fooled me for
many years. I also may want to bring an action to recover past taxes. For this
I’ll need to contact Red Beckman and/or Bill Benson If they’re still alive.
Keep us all posted on Doreen’s status. I pray for her almost every day.
NOW, I'VE GOT TO SAY FIRST OF ALL THAT I
very much appreciate this correspondent's inquiries
about Doreen, and his prayers on her behalf. That means
a great deal to me.
But I've got to say
next, "What book have you read, my friend?!" Red Beckman
and Bill Benson haven't EVER taught "what I've been
saying", and with all due respect to those gentlemen for
what I'm sure are their good intentions, neither has a
clue about the real nature of the income tax.
SO, HERE'S THE LESSON from this unfortunate exhibition:
If you think that what
has revealed about the tax and the law has been
anticipated by ANYONE else in the past, or is understood
today by ANYONE who doesn't just point his or her
this site and urge them to study here and nowhere
else, and to purge their minds of anything they've ever
taken in from anyone else on these subjects, you do not
I hate saying it, and realize
it will buy me little but attacks and ill-will. But my
interest in actually winning the battle of the
liberating truth against the pernicious,
people-enervating, state-unleashing lies compels me to
say this plainly: Every Tom, Irwin, Joe, Chris, Devvy,
David, Tony, Karl, Bob, Red, Bill, Larry, Sheldon, James
and so on, and so forth, who has ever held him or
herself out as a source of knowledge on the subject of
the tax and related law has been (or still is) just
sucking up energy that ought to be helping
these folks push the stake sharpened by REAL
knowledge of the tax and the law deeper into the
Further, everything said by
those gurus will just keep a real student from acquiring
real knowledge, and thereby real liberation. My
correspondent, by showing he thinks Red Beckman and Bill
Benson have said what I say about the tax, shows that he
hasn't heard what I say. That means he doesn't know the
truth about the subject, and is bound for trouble--
either continued enserfment by the misapplication of the
tax, which he will be helpless to thwart, or worse,
charges, penalties and seizures, which will be made
possible, if not inevitable, by what will be his
improper actions based on his inaccurate understanding.
Don't let this be you. READ THE BOOK. YOURSELF. Don't
EVER rely on someone else "explaining" it to you, and
don't ever imagine it's just a inconveniently complex
presentation of what someone else managed to put on a
bumper sticker or a protest sign, that can be foregone
in favor of the "simple version".
THERE'S ONLY ONE ACTUAL TRUTH
ABOUT THE TAX, and there's only one place to get
here, reading every word and every associated
(linked) document. Then read
the book itself.
[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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focused on developing strategy and deploying the law in
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needs doing right now.
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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:
September 4- In 476,
the last of the Western Roman Emperors is deposed. In 1781, Los
Angeles, California is founded. In 1884, Britain ends its
policy of shipping convicts to Australia. In 1888, George
Eastman receives a patent for his roll-film camera. In 1956,
the first commercial computer using magnetic disk storage-- the
IBM RAMAC 305, is introduced. In 1957, Ford Motor Co,
introduces the Edsel; and Governor Orval Faubus calls out the
Arkansas National Guard to block black students from entering
Central High School in Little Rock.
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'?"
September 5- In 1698, in an early example of
"social engineering" through tax policy, Tsar Peter I imposes a
tax on beards, in order to discourage their growth. In 1774,
the Continental Congress first convenes. In 1836, Sam Houston
is elected president of the Republic of Texas. In 1969, Lt.
William Calley is charged with six counts of murder in
connection with the deaths of 109 Vietnamese men, women and
children in the village of My Lai.
"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