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Current Events and Continuing Education for May 16 through May 29, 2016

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison

 

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My Vote For Scalia's Seat: Alex Kozinski Of The Ninth Circuit

 

Features in this edition:

(Click on the underlined text to jump to each feature. To return, use your browser's "back" button. Please keep in mind that many more items of interest are to be found between featured articles, so your most profitable course is to scroll through the whole page...)

They just can't help pushing the envelope. Sometimes that's a good thing...

The Progressives Remind Us Why The Truth About The Tax Is So Important

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Federalism as a solution to federal corruption

A Great Meeting With Michigan's Attorney General's Office

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Share this one around, friends!

WND Has Posted An Important Article About Doreen's Case!

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The candidate least likely to make things worse...

More About Trump- Updated!

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Setting 'em straight:

How To Explain To A Pundit The Error Of His Ways

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Another great testimonial video by an actual grown-up-- educated, motivated, and committed to upholding the truth, liberty and the rule of law.

Real American Joe Black Testifies And Shares Victories

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Either use your rights, or lose your rights

I Stand With Doreen- Updated

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Other Voices

'Washington's Terrorism As Usual'

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So, did you do it? It's not too late...

Declaration Day

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Share, share, share, people

Got Twitter?

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The most important question facing Americans today:

What Do The People Do About The Rogue State?

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Guess what? There are only two possibilities:

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

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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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Got something to say?

Your Comments

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

 

The Fourteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

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

 

Click here for the current Mid-Edition Update posts

Featured In This Update:

WND Has Published Another Important Article

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New Victories Are Posted!

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About Trump

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Regarding State Group Membership

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Why Are You Not Doing This?

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Project Paradigm-Shift

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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

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Your Comments

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"There are two distinct classes of men...those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes."

- Thomas Paine

C'mon! CtC can't be right! You're crazy!

If CtC were actually right,

it would mean the government's been concealing and denying the truth for years on end,

and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is No Such Agency!)

 

 

Do you know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?

 

 I mean someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated, far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?

 

Do you know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fourteenth) edition of CtC!

 

 

I'm delighted when anyone wishes to share what I have posted here with others! Sharing this page is an important means of moving toward the restoration of the rule of law-- PLEASE DO IT!! But I'd appreciate your doing so by directing your friends here themselves, rather than by copying and emailing the material.

 

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 16- In 1866, Charles Hires invents root beer.  In 1918, Congress passes the Sedition Act, criminalizing criticism of the federal government.  In 1969, the Soviet probe Venera 5 lands on Venus.

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

 

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams

 

A Progressive Reminder Of Why The Truth About The Tax Matters

The bad guys always serve them up to those who know where to look

THIS PAST FRIDAY, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION poked its finger into everybody's eye. Without so much as a proposal of legislation to Congress, the executive issued an diktat to every public school across the land, whether in or out of federal territory.

The administration's edict commands all public schools in the land to allow boys with penises intact (but supposedly with minds so deeply fractured as to be at war with their entire biological structure) to hang out, at their election, in the same bathrooms and showers in which normal, healthy girls who've done no one harm drop their pants. By the same decree, girls without penises (but also with supposedly fractured minds) must be allowed to hang out in the same bathrooms and showers in which normal, healthy boys who have done no one harm... well... hang out.

Common-sensible Americans have to be asking themselves, "How is this possible? Does Obama have some kind of nationwide authority to dictate bathroom policies to every union state school-district?"

No, he does not.

What Obama does have is control over a huge amount of everybody else's money, thanks to the 75-year-old systematic misapplication of the income tax. That money has been used over the years to addict every public school system in America to dollops of sugar in the form of grants. It has also been used to finance a huge litigation machine used to overwhelm even the most righteous resistance to "progressive" fancies about how Americans should behave.

Under the grant-addiction/exploitation process, a bit of the money snookered-away from Americans is returned to their own local institutions in exchange for lapdog compliance with any demented notion demanded by "Uncle Sugar". These demands are almost always for behaviors which wouldn't stand a chance of being approved by the citizens of the affected state in a vote. The litigation machine is trotted out to accomplish the same result where the grant-strings aren't in place.

This manipulation of state institutions to serve indefensible progressivist agendas is one of the key reasons so much effort is devoted to suppressing CtC and its revelations about the limited lawful application of the income tax. Were the information about the tax which was successfully pushed down the memory-hole mid-last-century and has been rediscovered in CtC once again widely known, this despotism (and the evasion and undermining of federalism it so often involves) would stop dead.

SO, MAYBE THIS LUNATIC POLICY is a good thing. Maybe this child-abusive "trans-gender" bathroom scheme, by which nihilists seek to erode American cultural norms through the exploitation of our liberal political traditions at the expense of vulnerable kids whose illnesses cry out for help, not enablement, will be a wake up-call.

Maybe this will be the statist push on the envelope that bumps a lot of Americans into abandonment of "public" (read: government) schools. More, and even more importantly, maybe this will bump a lot of Americans into regaining understanding of why and how the Founders imposed meaningful limits on the powers and reach of the federal government, especially through strict limits on the manner in which that government can exercise its taxing power.

Click here to learn just how transformational that latter benefit would be. And then spread the word and help reacquaint your friends and neighbors with the protective provisions of the Constitution well-known to our grandparents but since driven out of public awareness by "progressive" activism.

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I Had A Great Meeting With Michigan's Attorney General's Office Last Week...

Federal officials who break Michigan laws are just common criminals in the eyes of the state

THIS PAST THURSDAY I HAD AN EXCELLENT HOUR-LONG MEETING with Carter Bundy, a representative of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. The subject was the investigation and possible prosecution of the federal judges and DOJ attorneys who have committed crimes against Doreen Hendrickson in violation of Michigan laws.

Michigan, like every other state, criminalizes subornation of perjury, witness tampering and coercion committed by anyone upon anyone else. The state also criminalizes aiding and abetting any of these crimes.

There are no exceptions in Michigan criminal law for government officials, whether foreign or domestic. Nor are there exceptions if the crimes are committed while "official duties" are purportedly being performed.

In Doreen's case, of course, no actual "official duties" were involved at all. The crimes themselves were the objects of the acting officials.

For instance, the subornation of perjury was itself the purported "official act" conducted when orders were issued attempting to control Doreen's testimony. Everything done to Doreen has always been pure crime, committed under the mere "color of law".

A selection of Michigan statutes criminalizing coercion of false testimony can be seen here. As can be seen by a review of those statutes, what has been done to Doreen is a slam-dunk smorgasbord of blatant felonies in violation of Michigan law.

I WILL ADMIT THAT FOR ME this approach to seeking justice for the criminal assaults on Doreen seemed a stretch. Not that it lacked anything in theory, mind-- indeed, the principle involved is about as straightforward as they come.

In fact, the principle involved here is among the most basic in our American system of government overall: federalism. This is the division of power in this country into coexisting and competing (therefore countervailing) forces, with the feds holding the states accountable when they are abusive to citizens (something we are all very familiar with) and the states doing the same to the feds in return (something we see very little, but only because it has gone out of fashion, not because it isn't the way things are supposed to work).

Nonetheless, I expected something of a "Huh? You've got to be kidding!" reaction from the state. Instead, there was no head-scratching or bemusement at all. Very gratifying.

I'M PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT how this initiative can at least deter future abuses by arrogant and corrupt federal officials. In order to optimize the opportunity here, I'm asking everyone who feels the same to contact Michigan AG Bill Schuette's office and urge a quick decision in favor of prosecuting Doreen's abusers. Contact info can be found here.

This is how it's supposed to work, people. It can be made to do so, if you help.

"This balance between the National and State governments ought to be dwelt on with peculiar attention, as it is of the utmost importance. It forms a double security to the people. If one encroaches on their rights they will find a powerful protection in the other. Indeed, they will both be prevented from overpassing their constitutional limits by a certain rivalship, which will ever subsist between them."

-Alexander Hamilton, to the New York Ratifying Convention, June 17, 1788*

*Villain and poltroon though he was overall, here even Alexander Hamilton gets it right. Significantly, he does so as part of the argument by which ratification of the US Constitution was achieved. Thus, it is under this explicit construction and this construction only, as to this question, that the Constitution and the federal government which it brought into being can exercise authority. Any exercise of power by the federal government, or construction by any court on behalf of such an exercise, which is contrary to Hamilton's explanation here is without authority.

P.S. Many thanks to my excellent friends Gordon Dye and Eric Bond, who helped make this meeting happen.

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World Net Daily Publishes Another Excellent Article On Doreen's Ordeal And The US Assault On The Constitution

Post your comments on the article, people. Share it around. Submit it to Drudge. Let's make this a firestorm!!

 

Are the presentations and resources offered on this site and in my other work of any value to you?

Tim Kendrick has posted a video on YouTube regarding donations. I didn't know what to do about it to begin with; I don't do what I do intending for anyone to feel obligated in any way.

But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only the cost of a cheap paperback.

Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support. No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to act let it be solely because it seems right.

 

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Why Does The Government Lie About 'Cracking the Code'?

THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION is the key to the restoration of the republic and the rule of law in America. See it below. (NOTE: It's very important that the entire 24 minutes be viewed.)

This video can also be found on YouTube at https://youtu.be/hgzzYl-eeUI.

(Here are links to the two pages to which viewers are directed at the end of the film: http://losthorizons.com/Documents/SelectedCuts.htm#7 and http://losthorizons.com/Documents/The16th.htm.

The other two mentioned in the film are http://losthorizons.com/BulletinBoard.htm and http://losthorizons.com/EveryWhichWayButLoose.htm.)

PLEASE be a real activist about sending this link to every single person in your address book, and about sharing it through facebook, reddit, twitter, and any other distribution channel with which you are familiar. Send it to every journalist you can. It's time to really make something happen.

Accompany your emails and posts with with a strong admonishment to watch the film through, and that doing so will show the viewer an individual-empowering, state-restraining truth about the income tax which the government has been trying to keep hidden from view for 75 years and which that person really needs to know.

BY THE WAY, as is impossible to miss, I have neither the skills nor the tools to make even moderately good films. This is simply not my forte. Anyone able to do better is encouraged to talk to me about that.

As is ALSO impossible to miss, though-- even in my amateur production-- reader video testimonials have GREAT POWER. Send me yours.

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More About Trump- Updated!

The credible candidate least likely to make things worse

DONALD TRUMP (on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at a campaign event in Bluffton, South Carolina):

"We went after Iraq, they did not knock down the World Trade Center.

It wasn’t the Iraqis that knocked down the World Trade Center, we went after Iraq, we decimated the country, Iran’s taking over, okay. But it wasn’t the Iraqis, you will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center.

Because they have papers in there that are very secret, you may find it’s the Saudis, okay?

But you will find out."

FOR A FEW WEEKS NOW I'VE HAD AN ENDORSEMENT of Donald Trump posted here. Things having gone the way they have, with Trump poised to take the Republican nomination, I think it's a good time to post a few more words on behalf of this fellow who is the worst of all candidates with a chance at the presidency this year-- except for all the others:

I WANT GOOD RELATIONS with Russia; honesty about Iran and the Ukraine; severing of the unnatural and improper Israel/US Master/Blaster relationship; the truth about 9/11; an end to aggressive war-making and the enrichment and empowerment of the war-mongers; and a purge of all the connected and entrenched deadwood in Washington. We might see some of these things done during a Trump administration.

We also might see none of these things done should Trump take office. But as I see things from a perspective of 40 years of close attention to the American political scene, we'll have the opposite of each of these beneficial changes if Cruz, Clinton, Kasich or Sanders gets into office.

Each of these alternative candidates will worsen some or all of the things already gone so dangerously wrong in Washington. After all, each of these alternative candidates has been there and in power while these evils have flourished, or is beholden to those benefiting from them.

Further, these alternative candidates, being polished and practiced log-rollers and back-scratchers accustomed to working with others of their own kind and comfortable with any despicable domestic policy proposal to come down the pike will actually get some of those domestic policies passed into law (think "Obamacare", or "The PATRIOT Act"). The ham-handed and doesn't-play-well-with-others Trump never will, even should he really try (and his truly outrageous domestic policy positions, as articulated so far, would be struck down by the courts even if they managed to make it into law).

In sum, the alternatives to Trump are business-as-usual-dangerous on both the foreign-policy side and the domestic-policy side. Trump will only be effective on foreign policy, and will tend to be effective in a good way.

There is little attractive about Donald Trump. But he's not one of them, and that's good enough.

Go Trump.

UPDATE, MAY 16, 2016: At this point, Trump having swept all competition for the Republican nomination off the field, we must focus on reminding him that he's got to "dance with the one who brung him," or next January it will be Bernie Sanders smiling along as 'Hail to the Chief' is played. If Trump backpedals and begins embracing to any degree the neocon foreign policy positions which he has scorned, mocked, debunked and denounced through the primary season he will lose the base that got him where he is, and which is his only hope for a win in November.

Already, troubling signs have appeared. These include continuing harsh rhetoric concerning Iran (one area where Trump has always been a bit out-of-tune) and some new general fuzziness in his previously-stated intention to be properly and responsibly neutral in regard to Israeli-Palestinian relations.

The danger is real. Once secure as nominees, candidates fall under a lot of pressure to begin "campaigning toward the middle." That can mean laying down with dogs and getting up with fleas, to the great satisfaction of the current regime. Trump would not be the first unwanted candidate whose inevitability has finally been recognized by the Washington establishment, and which has its way by resorting to 'Plan B'-- "If we can't beat him, let's seduce him into joining us. Send in the hookers."

I hope everyone pleased at Trump's candidacy for its repudiation of the neo-con status quo will include in all writing on the subject admonitions making clear that their support is strictly contingent on The Donald staying the course.

BTW, I can't help but also add this sidenote: The efforts to attack Trump as a womanizer and overall cad by those still expecting Hillary Clinton to be left unindicted are astonishing in their hypocrisy, even without going to the question of the accuracy of the charges. These folks are the supporters, let's remember, of the "co-president" of Bill Clinton, a credibly-alleged serial rapist and thoroughly established adulterer, whose presidency these critics of Trump supported vigorously and still celebrate to this day. Trump would have to stoop pretty low indeed for these folks to be able to honestly cast a stone in his direction...

P.S. There is an interesting website now operating at http://libertariansfortrump.org/. Many good articles by many good people making arguments similar to my comments above. It's worth a visit.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 17- In 1902, the 2,000-year-old Antikythera astronomical computer is discovered.  In 1954, the United States Supreme Court unanimously acknowledges that its 1896 decision in Plessy v. Ferguson-- and numerous subsequent supporting rulings-- were bogus judicial sophistries constructed and maintained in service to the then-existing political power structure (the rulings had upheld the forcible denial of access to certain state-funded facilities by certain state citizens).  In 1973, televised hearings in the Senate on the Watergate affair begin.

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How To Explain To A Pundit The Error Of His Ways

Educated, grown-up American Brendan Trainor shares his excellent example

 

Mr. Vance:

Very good article on tax deductions "Are tax deductions subsidies?" LewRockwell.com April 14, 2016.

However, unless that actress who lobbied Congress received her salary from a federal grant or contract of some kind, she really didn't have to lobby Congress for her deduction. She could have simply rebutted the presumption that her earnings were statutory wages as declared by those who issued her a W-2 or 1099, on her tax return, like thousands of Americans do today.

Ms. Karas did her lobbying in 1986, so she can be forgiven for believing that she had to travel to Washington DC to get a deduction. However, in 1986 there were people criticizing her understanding of the tax laws, but due to the inability of the mainstream media to understand them, or desire  to understand them,  she may not have heard of these criticisms. Or perhaps being someone of "New York Values", she herself did not want to understand them.

In 2003, a libertarian in Michigan named Peter Hendrickson wrote the book on tax deductions, which thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Americans use to get the biggest deductions of all- a 100% refund of income tax withholdings, and if asked for , social security and medicare taxes as well. All these taxes are excise taxes, and as such cannot be laid on unwilling participants in the free market economy.

Perhaps you would like more information on this "biggest loophole of all?". I will send a link for you to Mr. Hendrickson's website, called Lost Horizons.

Or perhaps not. Perhaps like most of the libertarian/conservative establishment, you want to deny the reality of how the income tax actually works. Too bad, because then you will continue to write articles on the tax that are of limited truth and will not advance the cause of liberty very far. Just as the libertarian/conservative establishment lost the biggest tax case of recent times, the Obamacare case, NFIB vs Sebellius, because they didn't understand the income tax. Instead of admitting their ignorance of the tax laws, they continue to blame Chief Justice Roberts.

Who will you blame? Despite your lack of intellectual curiosity as displayed by your unwillingness so far to engage this libertarian in Michigan,  thousands of Americans will find their way to the Lost Horizons website, and the people's knowledge will grow. When the truth becomes more widely known, and your children ask did you speak up, what will you tell them?

Brendan Trainor,

Reno NV

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A Patriot Activist Talks About CtC

"McFloyd" on who got the tax wrong, and who gets it right

 

 

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The IRS and SSA Share A Nice Institutional Acknowledgement Of CtC

It's always gratifying when these agencies just come right out and admit the truth...

OVER THE 12+ YEARS SINCE CtC REVEALED the liberating truth about the income tax, government agencies have steadily issued acknowledgements of that truth to the real American men and women who have applied those revelations and upheld the true rule of law. These acknowledgements most commonly take the form of complete refunds of every penny taken from someone under the auspices of the tax.

But sometimes other forms of acknowledgement are presented. Today we're going to look at one of these more unusual varieties, an example of which was recently sent to one of those real Americans who are standing up to enforce the Constitution.

THE GOOD FELLOW WHO RECEIVED the unusual acknowledgement at which we're about to look is an accomplished upholder of the law. He has three proudly-posted victories to his credit so far since learning the truth about the tax a few years ago, successfully overcoming false assertions that his earnings were subject to the income tax, and recovering everything withheld from him in connection with that tax during each of those three years.

But for today, this gentleman's name is going to go unmentioned, because despite the IRS having faced the truth concerning his earnings for each of those other years (after subjecting each claim to the agency's routine rigorous scrutiny), for some reason the IRS employee that began to process this man's 2012 filing has been dragging his or her feet. A lawsuit is in progress, and what we're going to look at is relevant to that. Our friend doesn't want to show his hand too soon.

So, there is no name to show until this contest is over. But the chink in the tax agency's stonewall that was revealed a few weeks ago will be of great interest to all nonetheless.

WITHOUT ANY PROMPTING, and to our hero's considerable surprise, out of the blue and into the mailbox came a notice from the Social Security Administration announcing the IRS acknowledgment that our hero's earnings as a contractor in 2012 don't qualify as IRC-defined "self-employment income" (the kind of contractor pay that is subject to the tax). Our hero's educated rebuttal of the contrary "1099-MISC" assertions of his payer, on which the tax agency had been mindlessly relying, has prevailed.

This kind of inter-agency acknowledgement happens constantly. But for the filer to get notice of it is rare.

The SSA's accounting of taxable earnings used to calculate any benefits for which our friend might someday want to apply has been reduced accordingly, of course. But even if the gentleman hasn't already accumulated the maximum credit (as many folks of a certain age have done long since, over years of suffering the misapplication of the tax prior to learning the truth) I don't think he minds...

Here's the notice:

Isn't it nice when these bureaucrats finally give up on lying and stonewalling and just do the right thing? Frankly, I'm as happy for the one that found the right path to walk here as I am for our hero.

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P. S. Want more? Click here to see some even more fascinating acknowledgements by the IRS of the complete accuracy of the liberating truth about the income tax revealed in CtC. If you've got what it takes to recognize "back-door" acknowledgements, read this page, too.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 18- In 1302, the militia of Bruges, a city in the Flemish region of Belgium, massacre the troops of a French garrison quartered there to to prevent "smuggling" and ensure that imported wool passed through the hands of politically-connected favorites before reaching politically-UNconnected buyers in the city.  In 1631, John Winthrop becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts.  In 1917, after only 32,000 Americans had volunteered to personally support the Wilson administration's desire to get involved in Europe's "World War I", the "Selective Service Act" is passed.  Despite a complete lack of Constitutional authority (and a plain prohibition in the 13th Amendment), the act purports to authorize conscription.  Subsequently, 2,800,000 American men were impressed into the army under the auspices of the act over the following two years.  Of those sent into battle, more than 116,000 were killed, and more than 205,000 sustained wounds but are categorized as survivors.  In 1927, a Michigan school-board member who blames a school-funding property-tax increase for foreclosure proceedings against his farm explodes bombs in and near a local school, killing 45 and injuring 58.  In 1974, India conducts its first nuclear weapon test detonation.

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX IN DETAIL

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE RESOURCES

BE FAMILIAR WITH THE SCAMS, THE MISUNDERSTANDINGS, AND THE TROLL-POLLUTION

TAKE CHARGE IN YOUR STATE FORUM, HELPING EVERYONE TO THINK CLEARLY AND STAY ON TOPIC

All-in-all, just be the sort of person for others that you would go to yourself for trustworthy leadership.

Leadership is a challenge. But it's not complicated, and you can do it.

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True American Joe Black Testifies And Shares Victories For Liberty And The Rule Of Law

...as every American should...

EDUCATED AMERICAN GROWN-UP JOE BLACK has stood up and acted to enforce the law upon its domestic enemies-- or, at least, upon agencies of the state whose operators seem to happily exploit ignorance and mis-apply the law at every chance for their personal benefit. Get inspired and encouraged by Joe's video sharing his spirit, his testimony and the acknowledgements he has secured:

Find more testimonial videos here, and please, people, share these around as widely as you can. To learn what, how and why to share your own testimony (with or without mere practical victories to go along with the far more important spiritual victories that are the real heart of CtC), click here.

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Two Simple Questions For Every Silent "Alt-Media" Journalist

The silence of these folks is the liberation bottleneck. Maybe this'll help, if enough people ask...

HERE'S A SIMPLE QUESTION: The income tax is, and always has been, an excise tax on privilege. This is established beyond any controversy whatever by repeated Supreme Court rulings, the words of the related laws, and, over the last twelve years now, hundreds of thousands of acknowledgements by federal and state tax agencies.

You, like most folks, have been fooled into inadvertently agreeing that your economic activities are exercises of privilege, thereby allowing the tax to be applied to your earnings. Why is this so hard for you to admit?

HERE'S ANOTHER SIMPLE QUESTION: You and everyone else being fooled into agreeing that your economic activities are privileged and thereby allowing them to be taxed is what enables the flow of wealth that finances all the bad things done by the state of which you complain in every column. Why is this so hard for you to admit?

I GUESS THESE ACTUALLY LEAD TO A THIRD SIMPLE QUESTION: If you really feel that all these things of which you complain are so bad, why are you not helping more Americans understand the nature of the tax and the ill effects of it being misunderstood and misapplied?

Learn how and why you should ask every journalist in the so-called "alt-media" these questions here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

In light of the actual evidence, those who doubt or deny the accuracy and correctness of CtC just because government officials make weaselly representations against it are like the 16th-century Europeans who were mystified by Copernicus getting all those astronomical predictions right even though the church had said he was wrong.

 

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I Stand With Doreen

A New Story In The Tribune On Doreen's Case

ARE YOU JUST LEARNING ABOUT the crime against your rights and the rule of law by means of a heinous crime by which Doreen Hendrickson is being victimized? Get up to speed with this and this, and this film:

Free Speech On Trial: IRS v. Hendrickson

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

The longer but much more comprehensive and question-answering backstory (the "why" history leading up to this unprecedented assault on the First Amendment and principles of due process) can be found here.

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

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

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

Federal Bureau of Prisons,

Doreen Hendrickson

48564-039

Post Office Box 474701

Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

DO YOU NOTICE THAT MESSAGE ON THE T-SHIRT being worn by the lovely model of the 'I Stand with Doreen' care-bracelet? It reads, THINK. It's not illegal yet!

But you know what? The charge against Doreen is an effort by the state to make it so.

Doreen was charged, remember, with criminally-refusing to cede control of her expressions to the state. Now, I'll grant you that technically her thoughts would remain her own, but if the state can dictate what everyone says, then pretty soon that atmosphere of controlled expressions will result in first influencing, and then ultimately controlling what everyone thinks.

If the State gets away with establishing the precedent that every written expression-- even just those on testimonial instruments-- can be required to echo the state's preferred view of things, the fate of free thinking and liberty is obvious (and it's not good).

Think about it, while you still can.

Click here for more on Doreen's ordeal and its assault on the rule of law.

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

-Thomas Jefferson

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 19- In 1848, Mexico ratifies the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, selling California, Nevada, Utah and much of the rest of the Southwest to the United States for $15 million (albeit as the loser in the Mexican-American war being concluded by the same treaty).  In 1921, the "Emergency Quota Act" is passed, restricting immigration into the United States from any country to no more than 3% of the total existing immigrant population of America of that national origin as reported in the census of 1910.  In 1922, the Soviet Union's "Young Pioneer" national youth service corps is established.  In 1962, Marilyn Monroe croons 'Happy Birthday' to JFK.

 

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Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free' commentaries?

Set Your Church Free

Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's ministerial community. This must change.

You're a passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular contributions of fuel from the passengers to keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable waterfall ahead, and note a soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger each day. What does common sense suggest?  

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Copy and post this one around, people!

 

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Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

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

 

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 20- In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.  In 1902, Cuba is granted limited "independence" by the United States.  In 1927, Charles Lindbergh heads for Paris.  In 1932, Amelia Earhart heads for Ireland.  In 1940, the first prisoners arrive at the Auschwitz death-camp.  In 1949, the United States "National Security Agency" (NSA) is established (under its original name, the "Armed Forces Security Agency").  In 1989, the Chinese state declares martial law in the face of the growing demonstrations against government corruption which would lead to the Tiananmen Square massacre a few weeks later.

 

Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word?

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

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

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

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The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool families and community groups, your neighbors, your family members, your pastors and co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs, members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth movement, other activist movements and everyone else, you have only yourself to blame for your troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which you might complain. It's on you.

WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI (weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.

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

-Thomas Jefferson

 

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

 

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

-Thomas Paine

 

OUTREACH!!!

JOB ONE, PEOPLE!!! SPREAD. THE. WORD.

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

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

-George Orwell

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

CtC Warrior SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States "income" tax.  Test yourself, test your friends and family!  Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the liberating truth!!

 

Click here to take the test

 

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“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison

 

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OTHER VOICES:

Washington's Terrorism As Usual

The foreign-policy establishment marks 15 years of failure in the War on Terror.

by Philip Giraldi

It’s been almost a decade and a half since 9/11, but the foreign-policy establishment still cannot admit that continuous American intervention in the Middle East has been a failure.

I recently attended a conference entitled “Hindsight: Reflections on 15 Years of the War on Terror.” With a wide range of highly respectable speakers, I naively expected that the panels would conclude that the so-called “global war on terror” had been a misguided project ab initio, that the United States continues to repeat mistakes in its national security policy that promote rather than discourage terrorism—and that the terrorism threat itself has been grossly inflated for largely political and economic reasons.

Apart from a single comment by a former U.S. Army general who correctly characterized American involvement in the Middle East as an overly robust response to what is in reality a “low threat, low national interests” situation for Washington policymakers, I was greatly disappointed. Everyone seemed to accept without any real question the presumption that the United States has a preemptive right to use military force to change foreign governments, ignoring that factor as a source of terrorism and only criticizing those actual interventions that have been badly implemented like Iraq and Libya.

Continued...

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NOW CONSIDER:

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

 

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

 

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

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith

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'The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 21- In 1881, Clara Barton establishes the American Red Cross.  In 1904, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris.  In 1917, a fire consumed some 2,000 homes and businesses in Atlanta, Georgia.  Unhindered by FEMA, residents of the city quickly recovered and rebuilt.  In 1927, Charles Lindbergh touches down in Paris after the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic.  In 1932, Amelia Earhart lands in Derry, Ireland, becoming the first woman to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic.  In 1934, Oskaloosa, Iowa fingerprints everyone in town.  In 1961, Alabama's governor declares martial law in response to rioting over civil rights issues.  In 1981, IRA hunger-strikers Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O'Hara die in occupying Britain's Maze Prison.  In 2010, the Japanese government's space agency launches a solar-sail-powered spacecraft for a flyby of Venus (which took place on December 8, 2010).

 

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"Peter Hendrickson has done it again! 'Upholding The Law' does for individual liberties what 'Cracking the Code' did for tax law compliance: exposes the reader to the unalienable truth!"

-Jesse Herron, Bill Of Rights Press, Fort Collins, Colorado

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And don't miss:

Was Grandpa Really a Moron

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

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Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing

 

CtC-Educated Lawyers: It's Way Past Time For You All To Queue Up!

 

[Y]ou really need to familiarize yourself with Pete Hendrickson's absolutely magnificent work at his website and in his book(s).  He has, brilliantly and lucidly, "cracked the code" regarding the federal income EXCISE tax(es)."

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-Jerry Arnowitz, JD

 

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-John O'Neil Green, JD

 

“Thanks again for your efforts, Pete. They mean an awful lot to a lot of people.” “…as an attorney, I am humbled by your knowledge and ability in navigating the law.  THANK YOU for your hard work and sacrifice.”

-Eric Smithers, JD

 

"I am an attorney and want to give a testimonial to your book, which I find to be compelling. I am exercising these rights for myself and my adult children. I'm even considering making this my new avenue of law practice."

-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD

 

Learn what these colleagues already know, then step forward and become part of a coordinated, mutually-supportive squadron focused on developing strategy and deploying the law in courtrooms across the country.  There's a lot of suing that needs doing right now.

 

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  IGNORANCE TAX: An unnecessary exaction suffered out of ignorance as to its lawful objects and the means of its application by someone too lazy, frightened or misled to learn how it really works and to what it really applies.  See "Income Tax", "Social Security Tax", "Medicare Tax" and "Federal Unemployment Tax".

 

"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

 

 

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More Than Two Thirds Of The Several States That Collect "Income" Taxes Have Now Acknowledged The Truth About The Law As Revealed In CtC, And Have Issued Complete Refunds Accordingly!  See The Following Chart...

 

 

 

'The BOSTONIAN'S Paying the EXCISE-MAN, or TARRING & FEATHERING' (1774)

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

 

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HELP SPREAD THE LIBERATING TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer

 

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

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

 

Regarding "Tax Reform"

 

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

-Thomas Paine

 

Where To Find Things On This Site

 

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

 

Honest Cops Agree

 

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Films That Belong In Every Home Library

 

CLICK HERE TO INSTRUCT YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

 

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

 

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Warrior David Larson shares this beautiful little farce, wryly observing that, "Depositors have "..not lost one penny.." - OK we could agree on that simple statement  ..how about the purchasing power of that same penny 'not lost'?"

 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

REGARDING MONEY

 

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 22- In 1377, Pope Gregory issues five papal bulls denouncing the teachings of John Wycliffe, a lay preacher and theologian who opposed the secular power of the Roman Catholic Church and its practice of demanding tribute, and advocated the translation of the Bible into versions readable by the average person, laying important foundation stones for the upcoming Protestant Reformation.  In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr is indicted by a grand jury for treason (Burr was subsequently acquitted).  In 1826, the HMS Beagle sets off with Charles Darwin on board.  In 1906, the Wright brothers are granted a patent for their "flying machine".  In 1980, Namco releases 'Pac-Man'.  In 1990, Microsoft releases Windows 3.0.  In 1992, Johnny Carson hosts his last 'Tonight Show'.  In 2012, the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world at 2,080 ft. (634 m.), opens for business.

 

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Last Word

 

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the First American Revolution

 

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About The Author

 

Pete Hendrickson is possibly the most effective lawyer in history, even while never having set foot in a law school, nor ever being a card-carrying member of "the bar". He is the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare ‘contributions’ withheld from his earnings (along with all other property taken for federal taxes); further, since 2003 students of his legal analyses and arguments in ‘Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America’’ (CtC), and its sequel, 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?' have been routinely retaining and recovering billions of dollars which otherwise-- wrongly, but as a matter of course-- would have gone to federal or state government treasuries. This despite concerted efforts by government to suppress his work, and in some cases vigorously oppose the claims by his students.

 

Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding the Law And Other Observations’.  He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach.  He is a long-time political activist as well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty.  He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across the country.

 

Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design, manufacture and installation firm.

 

Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the twelve years before his present full-time focus on the restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+ apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers.  He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and distribution systems in four states, and designed and administered the company's website.

 

On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative force behind a small board- and card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several years.

 

Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife and two children.  He is currently working on his next book.

 

© All written and graphic material on this page and website are copyrighted by Peter E. Hendrickson, unless otherwise attributed