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Current Events and Continuing Education for October 16 through October 29, 2017

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

-James Madison

 

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Features in this edition:

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A "programming note":

Please Bear With Me...

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I'm sorry it has come to this, but...

Journalists! Save This Kitten!

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The FRP Hoax revelations are starting to sting

A Couple Of Sudden Flinches By The IRS

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Regarding DoJ twaddle about the "pardon" power:

Presidential Pardons Are NOT For The Remorseful

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Uplift and inspiration from real American heroes

The Latest Video Testimonials

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Maybe the most important practical reason to spread CtC's revelations:

The Threat Of Species Suicide

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What's happening and what needs to happen:

Current Events And A Call To Action Or Two

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Time for some push-back...

Have You Been Harassed By "Frivolous" Threats?

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Have you heard a discouraging word?

The Truth About Trolleries

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Other Voices

'The Dark History Of Fear, Inc.'

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Setting 'em straight:

Questions For The Silent So-Called "Alt-Media"

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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.

Find my YouTube channel here.

 

The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

Btw, a copy of CtC from anywhere except the link above may not be a current edition. CHECK. It matters. Also, there ARE no e-book, Kindle or .pdf versions of CtC. Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for free-- any such thing.

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:

On Making Applesauce

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An Amusing Conversation With A Tax Agent

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Victories 248,001, 248,002, 248,003 and 248,004 Are Posted!

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Current Events

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Regarding Daft And Despicable Deniers

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Regarding State Group Membership

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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 (fifteenth) 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:

October 16- In 1775, Portland, Maine is burned by the British.  In 1781, the Continental Army captures Yorktown, Virginia.  In 1793, Marie Antoinette is guillotined.  In 1875, Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.  In 1964, China conducts its first successful nuclear weapon test.  In 1969, George Hennard entered a restaurant in Luby, Texas, and killed 23 patrons and wounded another 20 before committing suicide.  The incident led to the adoption by the Texas legislature of the "shall issue" principle in regard to CCW applications, a reversal of the policy blamed for the fact that no one in the restaurant but Hennard had a weapon that day. 

 

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

 

Fear nothing but God

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Not Much Of A Newsletter Today, I'm Afraid...

...but I really have no choice in the matter.

FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW my eyesight has been deteriorating, with an obvious adverse impact on both my productivity and my quality of life overall. This past Thursday I had a surgical procedure in an effort to correct the problem.

Although my expectation is that the surgery will result in a long-term improvement, in the immediate aftermath I can barely see my monitor. Consequently, I have been unable to produce a real newsletter this week.

UNTIL I AM UP AND RUNNING AGAIN (which shouldn't be too long), I'll remind everyone that the kitten is still in danger (updated), hugely powerful Core Arguments have been posted from which everyone can benefit, and there are many other items both on this page and the latest Mid-Edition Update page that are well worth reading and sharing (particularly this one, in light of the escalating insanity about Iran). Those looking for older articles of interest can very possibly find them here or here.

Thanks for your understanding. See you next week.

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Media: Start Reporting On CtC Or The Cute Little Kitten Gets Squashed!

It's a pity it has come to this, but you leave me no choice.

 

IT SEEMS THIS MAY BE WHAT IT WILL TAKE to get even the most vehemently virtue-signaling pundit of the supposed "alt-media" to wake up to the most important story of the century. Somehow the 75-year-old government exploitation of confusion about the legal nature of the income tax upon which Leviathan feeds, and without which the state shrinks back down to its proper size, is just too daunting for these 750-word limited-attention-span "journalists" to take in.

I can't think of any other explanation than fear of a steep and grueling learning curve. After all, the enticements I have offered are unprecedentedly juicy and rich red meat, which you would think would normally be more than enough to draw the intense interest of everyone presuming to wear a journalist's hat.

Consider: I have uncovered and published the complete package of definitive authorities concerning the true legal nature of the tax. More, the federal and state governments have acknowledged the accuracy of that material on well over 200,000 occasions, issuing $billions in complete, 100% income tax refunds to tens of thousands of claimants in a continuous stream over the course of 14 years now.

I have exposed an elaborate fraud resorted-to by the IRS in an effort to discourage the claims which they cannot legally refuse to pay. I have documented (and lived through) a relentless, completely lawless and corrupt effort to discourage me from publishing the information on the basis of which all those refunds are claimed and issued-- one into which even certain federal judges have been co-opted.

I have exposed a veritable cottage industry planted by the ignorance-tax schemers on the internet to inject myths about "official" responses to CtC. At the same time, I have posted fully-documented evidence of the truth about "official" responses, even in cases where the officials are activiely struggling to resist CtC's revelations.

EVEN JUST TODAY, in the article below, I show that bad actors in the IRS, in particular, are scrambling to evade or make more difficult the oncoming pay-out for one of their particularly ugly little crimes, a scramble which emphasizes the illegal nature of the activities involved. Even just today, further down on this page, I post new video testimonials from yet more Americans who HAVE taken the red pill and woken up.

These good folks recount their own experiences of securing knowledge of the truth. More, they share their concrete proof that it really IS the truth, and it really DOES set its possessors free and shrink Leviathan.

BUT NONE OF THIS HAS BUMPED ANY JOURNALISTS into action. Maybe the mortal threat to this cute little kitten will entice them into at least some bumper-sticker-grade forays. Those might then lead to enough exploration for an actual article, and then, who knows? If we're lucky, it'll be, whoops! a slip and a stumble right into the depths of knowledge and understanding, with bright lights going off everywhere.

So c'mon, Paul, John, Justin, Glenn, Thomas, Tom, Lew, Robert, Matt, Julian, KrisAnne, Karen, Sharyl, Radley, Bruce and all the rest of you journalists and pundits!

SAVE THAT KITTEN!!

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A Couple Of Sudden Flinches By Corrupt Actors At The IRS

The FRP hoax revelations appear to be poking the agency where it's tender...

SO, HOW DO YOU KNOW when your anti-corruption efforts are bearing fruit? When the targets start trying to generate fog and confusion, and that's what's going on now.

On September 18 the FRP-hoax lawsuit packages were put into the hands of the qualified plaintiffs. Presto-chango! Within a matter of days the IRS webpage on which the actual Secretary's list of actual "frivolous positions" disappears.

My links to that list in my exposé of the FRP hoax went bad. Until I had replaced them with links to another government source of the list it was hard to find anything with which to officially corroborate what I reveal about it.

NOW ANOTHER GLITCH has been introduced, one plainly intended to have the same fog-and-confusion effect, and for no other purpose. Within the last few days the IRS webpage on which the fake list is posted has been replaced with one in which the fake list "argument" designations have been changed from numeric to alphabetic.

Like the first one, this more recent change can't possibly be for any reason other than in hope of misleading people looking into the hoax. This supposition is strongly-supported by the fact that years-worth of agency records are already filled-out using the numeric designations, and therefore the switch is guaranteed to cause the agency problems.

Further, the switch is purely cosmetic in every other sense. In fact, the alphabetic re-designations continue to maintain every fake-list "argument" in its same numeric place. The alphabetic designations correspond to the prior numeric designations as follows: A = 1, Z = 26, AA =27, and so on. Under the alphabetic structure, the significant "argument 44" deployed in the FRP hoax is now designated "AR", but remains the 44th listed "argument".

Further still, elsewhere on the same re-designed webpage on which the fake list appears (but where those who don't know to look won't likely find it) is a categorized reference table of the fake list "arguments" in which the original numeric designations continue to be used.

ALL TOLD, THE EVIDENCE IS PRETTY CLEAR that this is an eyewash effort and nothing but an eyewash effort. As such, it is the homage that deceivers must pay to the truth once their rock has been overturned and the sunlight hits them.

I love it.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 17- In 1781, British General Cornwallis offers his surrender to the Continental Army at Yorktown, Virginia.  In 1814, beer vats in a brewery in London, England, burst, flooding the streets with more than 323,000 gallons of beer.  There are nine casualties-- 8 by drowning, and one by alcohol poisoning.  In 1907, the first commercial transatlantic wireless service commences.  In 1931, Al Capone is convicted of "income" tax evasion.  In 1956, the first commercial nuclear power station opens in Cumbria, England.  In 1979, the U.S. Department of Education is created.

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Presidential Pardons Are NOT For The Remorseful

The DoJ application process suggesting the contrary is just sleazy, self-serving twaddle.

THIS PAST WEEK HAS FEATURED A PUBLIC AIRING of provisions of the "presidential pardon application process" created by the Department of Justice (sic). The attention has been prompted by political hacks trying to make hay of Donald Trump's recent pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted earlier this year of contempt of court.

In particular, the gripe-brigade complains that Arpaio didn't wait the five years before seeking the pardon which is called for by the DoJ protocol. Further, Arpaio has failed to show remorse, which the DoJ also requires.

These complaints are nonsense.

I HAVE NO BRIEF for Arpaio, who is by all accounts a vulgar and brutal thug now also revealed to be a hypocrite (more on that anon...). But the prospect that anyone, even someone like Arpaio, should wait years to apply for a pardon-- and must "show remorse" as well-- is a deliberate miscasting of the presidential clemency power in corrupt service to the rank (as in: smelly) fiction of an essentially virtuous and error-free judicial system.

HERE'S THE CONTRARY FACT: THE PARDON POWER IS NOT FOR PARDONING PEOPLE WHO HAVE ANYTHING OVER WHICH TO FEEL REMORSE. Rather, it is for the pardoning of people who have been unjustly convicted.

That is, the pardon power is provided so the president can remedy errors and offenses that prosecutors and the judicial branch have either contrived, engineered or failed to prevent and rectify on their own, either in individual cases or en masse in a presidential nullification of bad legislation.

THE BEST EXAMPLE ILLUSTRATING the true nature and purpose of the pardon power is Jefferson's immediate pardon, upon assuming office, of everyone convicted under the odious Alien and Sedition Acts of the preceding Adams administration. Warren Harding's pardon of war-protestors victimized by the Wilson administration is another good example.

Grover Cleveland's pardon in 1885 of David King Udall three months into Udall's 3-year sentence on a perjury conviction contrived by frustrated federal prosecutors after failing in a high-profile attempt to convict Udall-- a prominent Mormon-- of polygamy is also a good example. Even the prosecutor and the presiding judge at the trial eventually acknowledged that Udall had not perjured himself.

As in the other examples, Udall's was a pardon granted to right a wrong, not an expression of mercy. There were no waiting periods required, nor any shows of remorse.

Mercy, if afforded to a actual offender of whom remorse could be properly demanded, is doled out at sentencing by a judge, oftentimes with the agreement of the prosecutor.

Pardons, on the other hand, are the taking of a solemnly-arrived-at judicial outcome, presided over at every step by tiers of black-robed officials and in concert with deliberate exercises of prosecutorial discretion in choosing to proceed in the first place, and tossing them into the trash-bin like three-day-old fish.

That is, in pretty nearly every case, a presidential pardon is going to be directed at correcting or overturning errors and offenses committed by the Department of Justice (sic) itself, with the cooperation of the judiciary. Thus, the idea of the DoJ demanding a waiting period and an expression of remorse from any applicant for clemency is nauseatingly corrupt in a deeply Orwellian way.

THE PARDON OF JOE ARPAIO, then, cannot properly be criticized for Arpaio's failure to show remorse as part of the DoJ application process, as is nonetheless being carried-on about by Trump's detractors who have seized on the pardon as their bitch-focus de jour. He's not sorry, and Trump believes he shouldn't be. Whether those perspectives are wise or proper is irrelevant.

All that said, it IS relevant, in my opinion, that Arpaio is a brazen hypocrite for SEEKING the pardon on the basis that his conviction was improper in light of his famously barbaric treatment of prisoners. That treatment indicates not the slightest apparent consideration of the possibility that some or all might be unjustly incarcerated.

The disparity of Arpaio's apparent view of his own conviction versus those of others doesn't automatically mean that he can't be innocent. But it does cast some serious doubts on his overall integrity and sincerity, two character traits which factor into the question of his innocence of the contempt charge.

That charge (like most under which his prisoners will have been convicted) hinges on the sincerity of Arpaio's claim to have not believed himself under an actual legal duty to do what he did not (or not do what he did, if you prefer). Arpaio's apparent inability to imagine this of others compels doubts about his own claim to such sincerity, in recognition of the basic human tendency to assume of others the flaws we perceive in ourselves.

AT THE SAME TIME, Arpaio's hypocrisy is mirrored by the DoJ's. The agency's obscene effort to cast every conviction as valid and proper by the smarmy insistence that every pardon applicant comport himself as a real offender begging to be be forgiven is itself a crime against the sensibilities of the American people.

A pox on both of them, I say. But as a legal matter, Arpaio's pardon should stand undisturbed.

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The Latest Video Contributions

Brian Wright and Dr. Greg Keilman offer some inspiration and uplift!

HERE ARE SOME MORE uplifting testimonials:

Don La Vigne, Tony Jackson, Todd Ryan, Forrest Anderson, John Gartner, Brian Harriss, Joe Black, Darren Williams, Arron Reeves, Jeremy Lee, Guy Placencio, Andrew MacTaggart, Joe H., Robert Harvey, Kennard van Camp, Greg Sutton, Tim Kendrick, Christine Schrock, Brady Ness, Barry Sullivan, George Luniv, Brian Farmer, Greg Belcher, Patrick Hart and Ryan Latila, Gary Meissner, Abbott Morgan, Val Smithson, Sandor Bors, Erik Segelstrom, The Mystery Lady, Matt Zelina, Ralph Romano, Rod Schimdt, Tom Romin, Glenn H., Ms. B., Paul Smith, Patrick Mooney, Derek Cushman, Brendan Trainor, James Lambert, Graham Zelt, John Arthur and Bill Henggeler. A very share-friendly compilation of some of these testimonials and comments can be found here.

 SO, WHERE'S YOUR VIDEO??!! See this for guidance.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 18- In 1867, the United States takes possession of Alaska after buying it from Russia for 2 cents an acre.  In 1898, the United States is ceded "legal" possession of Puerto Rico by Spain as a consequence of the Spanish-American War.  In 1954, Texas Instruments introduces the transistor radio.

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The craziness of the neo-con nutcases in Washington is starting to generate its predictable blowback, but on a much more dangerous scale than in the recent past.

Based on relentless hostile rhetoric and steady efforts at military encirclement the Russian Federation Armed Forces Command has concluded that the United States intends to launch a pre-emptive nuclear attack on Russia. While this perception continues to be fed, the risk of a prophylactic Russian first strike exists and grows more perilous.

The persistent, recently-escalated, plainly unfounded and deliberately provocative saber-rattling against Iran-- a long-time close ally and buffer-state of Russia's, the destabilization or regime-change within which would be another substantial threat factor-- has magnified the intensity of the peril.

So, more than ever...

 

What You Need To Know If CtC Doesn't Spread Like Wildfire RIGHT NOW So The Nut-Cases Can Be Stripped Of Their Resources:

NOT THAT "DUCK AND COVER" would do you or your kids any good, of course... The Russian Federation has 7,400 nuclear warheads and the means to deliver them. China is coming on strong, too, these days.

Perhaps you imagine the US has some magical technological advantage that will protect us when all the nut-case bellicosity leads to its inevitable outcome? Read this and this. And in any event, don't forget the inescapable issue of nuclear winter and fallout-- the world-killing harm from either of which doesn't require even a single Russian or Chinese warhead to hit a target.

Really, it's this simple:

Click here for the sourcepage of the image above and for more scary details from actual grown-ups which the neo-con nutcases in Washington wish you would never find.

Spread CtC's revelations like wild-fire.

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Current Events And A Call To Action Or Two

My latest speaking schedule, and much more.

THE VIDEO OF MY JULY 16 PRESENTATION on judicial fraud to conceal the true legal character of the income tax is posted here. Everyone should see it and share it like crazy.* It is hugely powerful and WILL successfully educate even the most stubbornly skeptical and disengaged.

Video of the Q&A session that followed that presentation can be seen here; this is also a "must see".

*Here's a sample formulation for sharing:

The American people have been victimized by massive and sustained corruption in the federal judiciary in order to fuel the ambitions of the Deep State. See the incontrovertible evidence at https://youtu.be/105GKdmJ9HU.

This enormous harm can be remedied, but the path to that solution begins with widespread awareness of the problem. Please watch the film yourself, and please pass this wake-up call along as widely and urgently as possible.

If you have a serious-minded group that you think will benefit from an in-person presentation on this long-running assault on the rule of law in America, contact me.

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A call to action

CLEARLY, THE MERE AIRING OF THE JUDICIAL AND EXECUTIVE CRIMES revealed in the presentation discussed above is not enough. What is revealed here is a vicious widespread plot to destroy our Constitutional republic. It can be stopped, and it must be stopped, and all culpable parties-- who have each and every one grossly betrayed and defiled the trust and honor the people of America have bestowed upon them-- should be harshly punished. Therefore...

I call on every law-respecting journalist to raise the hue and cry about these outrages.

I urge every American reading these words to join me in demanding action.

Append this article or this video (or both) to an introductory note and a demand for action, and mail it to Jeff Sessions, Paul Ryan, your federal and state congressional delegations and to every journalist possible. This will ensure that these folks will be made aware of this matter, and cannot say otherwise as an excuse for inaction.

Click on the name below for contact info:

Jeff Sessions

Paul Ryan

Journalists (this is a short list-- you may know or have access to more; send to all of them)

Your representative

Your senators

Your state legislators

Your mom, your dad, your sibs, your best friend, the guys and gals at the office or the plant, etc.-- you have these addresses or must find them on your own.

ALSO!!! Send to law school faculty!!! Find schools, faculty names and contact info however you can and send! Send to every lawyer you can find.

Understand, if YOU haven't shared this film with any given judge, prosecutor or attorney, he or she will not have ever seen any of the information presented. He or she will not only know nothing of the truth about the tax, but will believe the untruths about the tax which the falsifying officials exposed in the film (and in the text treatments of the same material here and here) have been peddling on behalf of the "ignorance tax" scheme.

Don't make the mistake of imagining that "they all know the truth, and are part of a giant conspiracy against it." This is not true.

Most of those folks have never seen even a single one of the authorities you have seen in these presentations. They never knew there was a reason to look for them. Certainly none of them have ever seen this material knowledgeably assembled and presented.

YOU have to show it to them. If you haven't done so, assume that no one has.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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CtC Warrior Richard Bristol has produced a nice little wake-up tool that puts the matter well: Even an 8-year-old can understand the truth about the tax by just doing a little study. See it and share it.

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On Criminal Complaints For Filing False IRs

Getting practical on a core element of the "ignorance tax" scheme.

 

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What Is Paid For By The "Ignorance Tax"

Everything...

The U.S. Income Tax: An Excise On The Profitable Exploitation Of Federal Privilege

The U.S. Ignorance Tax: The Profitable Exploitation of Confusion About The Income Tax

I WAS IN A GROUP THE OTHER DAY in which I overheard, "The income tax just goes to pay the interest on the national debt!" Would that it were so...

The statement is a long-standing misconstruction of something said by Peter Grace of the Reagan-era Grace Commission, which had been tasked with an analysis of the federal budget. Grace attempted to illustrate the significance of the federal debt burden by pointing out that the interest paid on that monstrous debt was so much as to more-or-less match the amount taken in by the income tax-- an amount that is a metaphorical synonym for "huge".

Money, of course, is fungible, so even if the tax take were earmarked for the interest payment, that would simply free up other funds for other uses. Thus, the "earmarking " concept is illusory at best. Income tax revenue gets spent for any and all government purposes, just as is true of every other dime that goes into the general fund.

Further, Grace undervalued the income tax dramatically. This is because Grace didn't understand that FICA (Social security and Medicare) taxes are just income "surtaxes"-- meaning income taxes like any others, despite the misleading application-specific label of "employment taxes". As a result of this misunderstanding Grace failed to factor this additional enormous amount into his casual analogy.

The reality is that the income tax take-- by which we really mean the "ignorance tax" take, since we're talking about the amount captured by government through exploitation of ignorance about what is really subject to the income tax under the law-- is many times the amount paid in interest on the national debt. Last year, for instance, the interest payment was about $432 billion. The ignorance tax total was a whopping $3.9 trillion.

MY POINT HERE IS NOT TO CRITIQUE THE GRACE REPORT, however. I'm only interested in stopping its mistakes from being repeated and persisting as a false "factoid".

The reason I'm concerned is that the throw-off, "It just goes to pay the interest on the national debt..." line, though not meant as, or in support of, anything but a disparagement of the tax, actually serves to minimize or conceal the horrendous evil for which the tax really does pay.

Lets look at a small sampling of the things made possible by the ignorance tax:

  • The corruption of our political office-holders;

  • The drug war and all the violence and corruption it brings;

  • Our wives, daughters and ourselves being virtually strip-searched in airports;

  • Agricultural price supports raising the cost of our food;

  • A bloated military unable to account for $6.5 trillion given to it over recent years;

  • Hundreds of millions who hate us for the harm we have inflicted directly after violently invading their homes (here's an analysis of just a few of these affairs), or by supporting the despotic regime holding them in thrall;

  • A Department of Education working to fill American kids' minds with mush and PC propoganda;

  • The Panopticon surveillance state which spies on all of us all the time, subverting our privacy and any hope of confidence in the independence of our elected officials;

  • The militarization of our local police;

  • A direct and indirect federal workforce of 14,000,000 or so, every member of which needs to be messing with some or many citizens' lives in one way or another in order to justify his or her pay;

  • The coercion of state governments into certain behaviors even where no Constitutional authority exists for Washington's decrees, by issuing grants with strings;

  • The supplanting of genuine prosperity opportunities for young Americans by entrapment in rotten, impoverishing economic prisons.

  • And on, and on, and on...

NOW LET'S LOOK at what preservation of the "ignorance tax" scheme has made valuable to the schemers, and therefore an increasing part of our lives:

  • The inculcation and maintenance of a pervasive fear of government lawlessness;

  • A corrupt judiciary;

  • The systematic erosion of the rule of law;

  • The mis-education of our children about our founding principles and the legitimate authorities and limits of our public institutions;

  • The co-option of our churches into cheerleaders for the statist-quo;

  • A de-emphasis on logic, economics and history in our schools and school textbooks;

  • The infection of our legal framework with hive thinking, identity politics, and "social justice";

  • And on, and on, and on.

EVERYTHING LISTED ABOVE IS what is actually paid-for by the "ignorance tax", either in the conventional sense of being financed with its enormous, corruption-inducing aggregation of wealth into the hands of a political class with feet of clay, or as a price we all pay by the degradation and loss of our principles and our values.

Is all this really how a sensible people want to be spending their resources? I think not, but this IS what we're doing now, because of all those not yet awakened to the truth about the income tax.

Be an alarm clock.

(Click on Saruman to see what he means..."

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The Biggest Snow-Job In World History: The Myth That 1913 America Adopted A Marxist Progressive Tax On "All That Comes In"

“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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Thank goodness the sun is now shining...

 

PRO TIP: If I were the IRS and I wanted to discourage people from rebutting allegations that they had done things I can tax, and keep them from successfully reclaiming withheld or paid-in money, I would salt the "tax honesty" community with passionate-seeming "legal researchers" who would warn anyone whose ear they captured that filing a 1040 is a bad idea for one reason or another...

  

A Review of CtC by Derek Cushman

You can also find this film at https://https://vimeo.com/175424277.

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Regarding Trolleries

(Deceitful efforts to discourage Americans from learning the truth about the "income tax")

 

 

FOR ALL THE YEARS SINCE 2003 when CtC was first published, the government has engaged in a concerted effort to frighten people away from its truths. This effort involves official government websites and press releases touting an occasional court ruling that appears to be at odds with some CtC-revelation (but without details sufficient to expose the real substance of the ruling)-- and sometimes even more mendacious behavior.

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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 hthttps://youtu.be/hgzzYl-eeUI.

Here are links to the two pages to which viewers are directed at the end of the film: The Crime of the Century and The Truth About The 16th Amendment.

The other two mentioned in the film are this one (the "bulletin board" stack of 1,200 or so posted refunds and other victories in knowledgably applying the law; and this one (the collection of resisted claims and the outcomes of those little battles).

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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Illuminating Anniversaries:

October 19- In 1935, the League of Nations imposes economic sanctions on Italy over its invasion of Ethiopia.  In 1943, the first antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis is isolated in a lab.  In 1960, the United States imposes an embargo on Cuba.  In 1973, the Nixon Whitehouse defies an appeals court order to turn over the Watergate tapes.  In 1987, a world-wide stock-market crash begins in Hong Kong and spreads throughout the world.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22.6% that day (Black Monday)-- several major markets lose more than 40% of their value, with New Zealand's losing 60% .  In 2005, Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for "crimes against humanity".

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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 Don La Vigne Testifies And Shares Victories For Liberty And The Rule Of Law

...as every American should...

EDUCATED AMERICAN GROWN-UP DON LA VIGNE 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 Don's video sharing his spirit, his testimony and his victories:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

In light of the actual evidence,, those who doubt or deny the accuracy and correctness of CtC just because some government officials denounce 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.

Do you have a victory to share?  Click here to learn how to do so.

If you're working on one, and just getting stonewalled or speed-bumped, you can still be recognized! Go here to learn what to do.

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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.

YYou'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?

ShadowGraph

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 class

 

Illuminating Anniversaries:

October 20- In 1803, the U.S. Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.  In 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigation of communist infiltration of Hollywood.  In 1955, 'The Return Of The King', the last book in Tolkien's 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy, is published.  In 1973, the "Saturday Night Massacre" takes place, with Richard Nixon firing Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork.  In 2011, Moammar Ghaddafi was killed as part of a United States coup intended to thwart Chinese investments and development of oil interests in Libya, as well Ghaddafi's move toward eliminating the US dollar as the sole currency accepted for oil sales.

  

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!!

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-James Madison

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The Dark History Of Fear, Inc.

by Mark Perry

Back in 1835, Samuel F.B. Morse (who went on to invent the telegraph and the Morse Code), wrote a book about a plot to overthrow the American republic. The conspiracy, Morse wrote, was well-funded, highly secretive, and hatched in Vienna by members of the The St. Leopold Foundation, which had dispatched cells of Jesuit missionaries to the U.S. to forcibly convert the nation to Roman Catholicism. This was no small intrigue: The plot’s leaders, as Morse meticulously catalogued, were Austrian diplomat Klemens von Metternich, Ferdinand V of Hungary, and (of course) Pope Gregory XVI. “It is high time that we awakened to the apprehension of danger,” Morse wrote.

What is shocking about this nonsense is not that Morse actually believed it, but that millions of other Americans did too. Morse’s book seeded the rise of the nativist “Know-Nothing” party, whose goal was to curb immigration, root out Catholicism, and return America to its protestant ideals. In essence, they were the America-firsters of the nineteenth century. The Know-Nothings swept into office in Chicago, were strong in Massachusetts and, in 1856, nominated a national ticket (Millard Fillmore and Andrew Donelson), for the presidency; they tallied nearly 900,000 votes, one-quarter of those cast. “I know nothing but my country, my whole country and nothing but my country,” they chanted.

Historians have since excavated the Morse plot with relish, if only as a way to better understand a nation that, from time to time, enjoys being scared witless.

Before the Know-Nothings there were the Anti-Masons, a political movement that warned of a takeover by secretive apron-wearing do-gooders who met for god-knows-why. And before that Americans were warned about witches named Dorothy, Rebecca, Martha, and Rachel, dancing in New England’s forests. Some 120 years after Morse, in 1964, historian Richard Hofstadter dubbed this “the paranoid style in American politics”—a paradigm-shifting essay that catalogued a raft of intrigues peopled by witches, Illuminati, Masons, Jesuits, Mormons, Jewish bankers, Bilderbergers and, in Hofstadter’s time, communist dupes doing Moscow’s bidding. America’s enemies might be unseen, but they were everywhere.

“In the end, the real mystery, for one who reads the primary works of paranoid scholarship,” Hofstadter wrote, “is not how the United States has been brought to its present dangerous position but how it managed to survive at all.”

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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 restrain those in -on-the-Potomac from fastening more dysfunction upon us all by ll 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:

October 21-  In 1879, Edison tests the first practical version of his incandescent lightbulb (which lasts 13.5 hours before burning out).  In 1945, women are able to vote in national elections in France for the first time.  In 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum opens.

Are You Ready For More Power?

 

   

"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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There is little more important to the long-term health of America than how our children are educated..

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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)."

-Mark C. Phillips, JD

 

"...I find your work fascinatingly simple to understand."

-J-Jerry Arnowitz, JD

 

"Your book is a masterpiece!"

-Michael Carver, JD

 

"Received your book yesterday. Started reading at 11 PM, finished at 4 AM." "I have 16 feet (literally 16' 4.5") of documents supporting just about everything in your book." "Your book should be required reading for every lawyer before being admitted to any Bar." "I hope you sell a million of them."

-John O'Neil Green, JD

 

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

-Eric Smithers, JD

 

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

-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD

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

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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

 

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:

October 22- In 1797, the first parachute jump is made-- a 3,000 foot drop from a hot-air balloon to the delight of a crowd of onlookers in Paris, France.  In 1836, Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of Texas.  In 1907, a bank run on the Knickerbocker Trust Company causes its collapse and sparks the "Panic of 1907".  In 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but declines the honor.  In 2008, India launches its first spacecraft to the moon.

 

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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.