Current Events and Continuing Education for August 22 through September 4, 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.”
"There are two distinct classes of men...those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes."
- Thomas Paine
C'mon! CtC can't be right! You're crazy!
If CtC were actually right,
it would mean the government's been concealing and denying the truth for years on end,
and everybody knows THAT would never happen...
(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is No Such Agency!)
Do you know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?
I mean someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated, far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?
Do you know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fourteenth) edition of CtC!
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How Pathetic To Have To Pretend That These Are Real Questions...
And isn't it time for every self-avowed liberty-activist to be shouting "NO!" in answer?
READ THE WHOLE PETITION HERE.
Read it and weep for the corruption that has taken hold of our institutions of government while too many of us were letting our "public servant" chauffeurs do all the driving instead of staying actively in charge ourselves.
Read it, and get scared-- because you should be. For yourselves and for your children.
Then, while the words of the petition's conclusion are still ringing in your mind, get on the phone to the Institute for Justice ((703) 682-9320), the Pacific Legal Foundation (phone (916) 419-7111; fax (916) 419-7747), the Rutherford Institute ((434) 978-3888), the Center For Individual Rights (202) 833-8400, Judicial Watch ((888) 593-8442), the ACLJ (phone (757) 226-2489; fax (757) 226-2836), and even the ACLU ((212) 549-2500).
SCREAM at these folks to stop wasting time with the cutesy little anti-this-regulation and anti-that-regulation lawsuits they crow about in their fund-raising campaigns. They are fussing with the window treatments while the house burns down.
These "public interest" organizations need to wake up and soldier-up against the actual, dire and immediate existential threat to the rule of law that is represented by what's being done to Doreen. SCREAM at them to get their amicus briefs in RIGHT NOW.
Remind these folks that each and every one of the lawyers running their operations and working in their operations have sworn oaths to support the Constitution of the United States.
Make clear (and understand for yourself) that if the noise and support don't happen BEFORE the court decides whether to take the case, it will not take the case, and all the noise that might be made afterward will be too late.
Do this right now, before reading another word here.
Then tweet this link; "share" it... just do whatever has to be done to get it out there!
Get it on the screens of every journalist you can think of. Give them a chance to recognize our common peril, and to start becoming part of the solution instead of remaining part of the problem.
Did you do it? Did you make those calls and send those emails and tweet and share and whatever? OK, then, to continue...
DOREEN'S CASE IS THE MOST OVERT and unmistakable case of raw judicial corruption and systemic assault on the Constitution and the rule of law that has ever been seen. A lot of bad rulings have happened over recent years. But there have been no others in which, to take one example that you just saw in reading the petition, a federal appellate court has actually argued in a written, published ruling that a statute which reads, "Disobedience or resistance to its lawful writ, process, order, rule, decree, or command," doesn't actually include "lawfulness" as an element of the offense (and that someone can be punished for failing to obey an unlawful order).
Here's another good example: In no other case in American history has a federal court deliberately-- and in a formal "finding", no less-- misrepresented the content of a book.
So the lawlessness is unprecedented. But on the other hand, so is the reason for it. This unprecedented lawlessness is meant to suppress an equally unprecedented opportunity for the American people.
What all this unique government lawlessness underscores is the fact that CtC presents the American people with the one and only way that Leviathan can be cut back down to safe and tolerable size, and true federalism and the rule of law can be restored. CtC is the red-pill the masters of the matrix have been hoping for 75 years would never appear.
THAT SOUNDS LIKE a pretty darn hi-falutin' claim, doesn't it? Well... maybe so, but the evidence lies right before you. In fact, you just looked at it.
How do you tell which plane is right above the target? It's the one getting the heaviest flak.
We all expect to see corruption in government pretty much every where we look these days. But there has never been anything done before anywhere by United States officials as has been done in Doreen's case, and in all the preceding events related to Doreen's case.
Never before has a DOJ attorney flatly lied in a complaint about the grounds for a suit, with a federal judge repeating the lie in a formal "finding". Never before has such an attorney resorted to presenting an "informal examination report" as "support" for an allegation of tax liabilities in a civil lawsuit.
Never before have a federal trial court judge and government prosecutor flatly lied to a jury in open court about the content of a statute, while actually holding in their hands the complete and accurate text of the statute they were misrepresenting.
And, of course, never before has anyone been ordered, on pain of imprisonment, to withdraw claims against the government and replace them with government-dictated, government-serving, false sworn declarations of belief.
GET THE MESSAGE BEING TELEGRAPHED by all these unique, ongoing, and otherwise inexplicable events. What all these one-off crimes are being committed to suppress IS A VERY, VERY BIG DEAL.
You don't even have to understand why CtC's revelations are a big deal, or how they are the sharpened stake poised above the vampire's breast. All you need to see in order to know that it is that sharpened stake is the unprecedented thrashing and gnashing of the vampire itself.
And all you need to DO in order to drive that stake home, restore the real liberty and rule of law for which you have been praying and struggling your entire adult life, and halt America's descent into twilight is help others see the thrashing and gnashing, and then send them here to learn the cause.
I hope you will.
*This article is permalinked at http://losthorizons.com/A/DPFC.htm.
Thank goodness the sun is now shining...
Comments By Observers At Doreen's Sentencing
You can also find and share this film at https://youtu.be/1FUjk0tafmE.
Brian's Illustrated Refund Claim
A nice federal victory accompanied by graphics to help others and an excellent blog-post explaining it all
LIBERTARIAN ACTIVIST AND AUTHOR BRIAN WRIGHT celebrates his second educated-filing victory this week, adding a complete federal refund for 2015 (with interest) received last week to his complete Michigan refund for 2015 which was posted last spring. Here is the check:
Here are Brian's introductory comments concerning educated filings that he wanted me to post for the benefit of others:
—Comment by Brian R. Wright—
It’s important for CtC filers to understand that they are dealing with an immense, ponderous, but rule-based system. The system will obey the rules, 99% of the time, and if you don’t raise any rule-defying flag, you’ll get your property back.
Nobody is out to get you for speaking out or being politically active; I, myself, am living proof of that: I wrote a book about Doreen’s ordeal (The Motor City Witchcraft Trials) and was a witness for Doreen at that proceeding. The prosecution, in front of the judge, quoted to the court from my Website, “… that this was a Kangaroo Court with a capital ‘K’… etc.” The prosecutor was outraged and the judge gave me a dirty look. They KNOW who I am and that I’ve pushed the boundaries of the 1st Amendment in condemning and ridiculing them.
[The only exception is if from very high in the management of that system, they want to single you out because you are threatening to expose them—as the diabolical Men of the Power Sickness VERY HIGH in the US Justice Department (and/or perhaps Homeland Security) pulled the strings to lawlessly per/prosecute Pete and, then, Doreen… not even the Mafia goes after your family or women.]
So read Cracking the Code, DO Cracking the Code—using the simple templates and resources available on Pete’s site losthorizons.com—, and take back your money and power by locating and shutting the spigot by which the Men of the Power Sickness drain your precious bodily fluids. It’s your blood and treasure. Take it and keep it. For heaven’s sake, stand up and man up for yourself and your family.
...and here is Brian's blog post discussing this victory and the importance of standing up for the rule of law in greater depth. It's well worth reading.
FINALLY, BRIAN, A DYNAMO of activism, has even gone so far as to render his "information return" rebuttals from this filing as graphics with explanatory notes for those who are not yet veterans:
GOT TO LOVE this fine, heroic American!
Brian has stepped up and acted to restrain the dangerous and corrupt state and uphold the rule of law, something desperately needed from everyone. His latest victory joins those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here, and is another step toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.
Don't you wish your victories were proudly posted, too?
That's all there is to it!
A Review of CtC by Derek Cushman
Another Facet In The "Frivolous Penalty" Hoax
The sticky stuff keeps getting deeper...
ANYONE HARASSED BY "FRIVOLOUS PENALTY" THREATS might be interested in what sharp-eyed and properly-suspicious warrior Jeff Rische noticed the other day: Current versions of at least some "frivolous return penalty"-related scare-notices include a curious statement in one place or another:
"the penalty applies when the underlying conduct in relation to filing such a return is based on a position that the Internal Revenue Service has identified as frivolous (see Notice 2007-30)..."
This assertion is made as the explanation for the threat of a $5,000 penalty for the filing of a return. See an example here, from the backside of a CP15:
What is said here is absolutely NOT what the law says. It is particularly and expressly not what is very carefully said in the law, which was modified when the penalty amount was raised to $5,000 almost certainly with the specific purpose of taking the application of the now much-higher penalty OUT of the undisciplined hands of the IRS. Here is what the law actually says:
(c) Listing of frivolous positions
The Secretary shall prescribe (and periodically revise) a list of positions which the Secretary has identified as being frivolous for purposes of this subsection.
As is seen, it is only the Secretary of the Treasury who can prescribe the "positions" for reliance on which one can be held to this penalty.
SO, WHY DOES THIS MATTER, when one might imagine the IRS would just rely on positions that the Secretary has, in fact prescribed (which are, in fact, found in the "Notice 2007-30" misleadingly referenced in the CP15 language excerpted above)? Because, in fact, the IRS does NOT rely on the Secretary's list, and instead makes up its own-- at least when trying its occasional harassment of CtC-educated filers-- as is explained in detail here.
Putting the bogus "position list" hoax together with this carefully worded dodge on the threat notice (remember, there's no reason for them to not have said "...that the Secretary has identified as frivolous...", and such things don't happen by accident) raises the question of the legal sufficiency-- or even meaningfulness in any sense-- of the threat notice itself. On its face it would appear that the notice is carefully disclaiming its own validity.
I'm beginning to think that I've been way to mild in using the term "hoax" in regard to this AR-44 scam. Maybe "fraud" is more appropriate...
A Reminder About An Important Reminder
Pre-emptive prophylaxis against troll-poop toxins
EVERY YEAR JUST AFTER "DECLARATION DAY" an unusual volume of fresh troll droppings meant to scare Americans away from CtC will be found polluting the internet. The reason is simple: those seeking to suppress CtC understand that D-Day awakens a strong sense of civic responsibility in the American breast, and that sense, combined with the knowledge that comes from reading CtC, is what these operators of the Leviathan state fear more than anything else.
Thus, in early July, more than any other time of year save around April 15, we see steady injections of usually-outright-idiotic but anxiety-inducing posts from obviously self-interested commentators. Most are along two lines.
THE NATURE OF THE FIRST OF THESE ESPECIALLY-COMMON efforts to frighten is dictated by the facts on the ground-- which is to say, the fact that all these refunds, like those posted above, are being issued. The effort to get around this inconvenient fact with any effect (and to undermine the illuminating power of this inconvenient fact) is along the line of, "Well, sure, lots of people get these refunds... but the government just comes back for them later!"
The troll hopes that it won't occur to the target audience that NO ONE (and especially not the world's most rogue government agency, which is widely understood to do whatever it wants and suffers no penalty of any kind for simply refusing to issue a claimed refund) would operate like this. NO ONE (especially that rogue agency) would hand over a refund that (per this storyline) isn't really owed, or the validity of which had not been ascertained, on the reasoning that it can always be recovered later.
The silliness of this assertion is impossible to put into words. But when one is a troll, one does the best one can, I suppose. (This absurd argument is sometimes fortified with another absurd assertion-- that tax agencies are required to simply issue, without delay, any refund which anyone has claimed, no matter what.)
The fact is, refund claims go through a rigorous gauntlet of scrutiny, skepticism and resistance-- EVERY TIME. This is especially so in the case of CtC-educated claims, which are of a particular and highly obvious character that is as unfriendly as possible to any tax agency's primary mission of collecting as much revenue as possible. We'll get to the IRS's own discussion of this fact in a bit.
(There ARE sporadic attempts by the tax agencies to get an educated claimant to reverse him-or herself and repudiate the claim-- a completely and very-revealingly different thing from what is meant to be imagined by the "...they'll come back for it later!" scare-line. See how those events play out here and here.)
THE SECOND OF THE UBIQUITOUS TROLL-DROPPINGS around D-Day is the assertion that, "The courts have ruled against what CtC teaches about the law!" This latter effort is in defiance of the facts on the ground, but I guess when you've been given the mission of arguing with reality you aim high and hope the runback evaporates before it reaches you.
Plainly, the courts have NOT "ruled against" what CtC teaches about the law. Had that happened, ever, even by some judge or judges acting in blatant disregard of what the law really says, there would be no CtC-educated filing honored at any time. Let me explain.
Every tax agency, from the IRS to those of every state and municipality that collects the income tax, has a legal office. The IRS, for instance, has its "Office of Chief Counsel".
Among other things, the job of these legal departments is to issue opinions and directives controlling the way their agencies handle claims. The directives are based on (usually the most self-serving possible) interpretations of any valid and relevant court ruling that serves the agency's mission of capturing and keeping every penny of revenue possible.
Plainly, had "the courts ruled against what CtC teaches about the law", CtC-educated claims, nearly all of which share unmistakable characteristics, would be subject to "Do not honor" directives, and the understanding of the law on which CtC-educated filings and claims are made would be prominently featured on the IRS's famous "Frivolous Positions" list. At the least, that understanding would appear there somewhere, prominently or not...
But instead, CtC-educated claims are routinely honored, and have been on hundreds of thousands of occasions since 2003. And very much contrary to the appearance of CtC's teachings about the law on the "Frivolous Positions List" the IRS resorts to an outright hoax by which it pretends that there is a "frivolous list" reference to CtC-educated claims in order to occasionally harass certain filers, dramatically underscoring the fact that what CtC teaches cannot be put on the actual list-- because it is correct and the government knows this full well.
Plainly, "the courts" have not ruled against what CtC teaches about the law-- unless by "courts" you mean the ones with which Alice had to contend in Looking Glass Land.*
SO ALL THAT SAID, let me get to the reminder about "The Reminder" promised in the title of this article: A short and concise rebuttal to all trollish nonsense can be found here, at the #Reminder bookmark on the Bulletin Board page. Please familiarize yourself with it, and please use it!
I've said a thousand times that we are way past there being any kind of battle over the law, or what the law says and means. Those things are known, and settled, and beyond dispute.
What we've had since 2003 is a battle against lies spun by those whose gravy-train and tyrannical agenda are threatened by the truth about the law. Things like the "Reminder" are your best weapons in that battle, and I hope everyone has a firm grasp on them and is swinging away.
That's how we will win.
"But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people..."
*Frankly, it really wouldn't matter if a court HAD "ruled" against what CtC teaches about the law, would it? You've read the law for yourself! You know what it says, and that if a court "ruled" against it, the court would simply be lying (or personified by a moron).
Surely the fact that some fool or scoundrel in a black robe issued a bogus ruling wouldn't be cause for you to surrender your rights and stand down in your defense of the rule of law, would it? I hope not.
I Had A Great Meeting With Michigan's Attorney General's Office
ON THURSDAY, MAY 12, I HAD WHAT SEEMED TO BE 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).
Here is how this was put by Alexander Hamilton, while striving to get the Constitution ratified in New York 1788:
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.
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.
AND AS IT TURNED OUT, just show.
I've heard nothing from Schuette's office since that meeting. My inquiry a month or so after the meeting was met with a request for patience, and now two-and-a-half more more months have passed. That's bad enough, but one of the many folks who wrote to Schuette's office on behalf of this initiative DID finally get an "answer': a ridiculous blow-off to the effect that complaints about judges should be taken to the judicial tenure commission. Here it is:
This is a pathetic dereliction of duty.
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.
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.
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.
How To Explain To A Pundit The Error Of His Ways
Educated, grown-up American Brendan Trainor shares his excellent example
A Patriot Activist Talks About CtC
"McFloyd" on who got the tax wrong, and who gets it right
What's your answer?
How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community
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.
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
here. 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
HERE'S A SIMPLE QUESTION: The income tax is, and always has
an excise tax on privilege. This is established beyond any
controversy whatever by
repeated Supreme Court rulings, the words of the related laws,
and, since 2003, by
hundreds of thousands of acknowledgements by federal and state
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
true nature of the tax and the ill effects of it being misunderstood
and misapplied? PRO TIP: By the
physics of the law, an indirect tax is necessarily a
privilege tax. Here's why: The distinction between a
direct tax and an indirect tax is incidence. A
direct tax arises by the direct imposition of the
taxer, without any election of the taxed (other than
that of authorizing the taxing power in the first
indirect tax arises by the taxed
choosing to to 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
Sims v. Ahrens 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 “[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.”
In light of
the actual evidence, those
who doubt or
deny the accuracy and correctness of
because government officials make weaselly
representations against it are like the 16th-century Europeans who
were mystified by
Copernicus getting all those
astronomical predictions right even though the
church had said he was wrong.
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, since 2003, by 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 true nature of the tax and the ill effects of it being misunderstood and misapplied?
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 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)
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.”
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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Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free' commentaries?
Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's ministerial community. This must change.
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Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the well-funded disinformation specialists
Illuminating anniversaries of this week: September 2- In 1666,
the Great Fire of London breaks out. It will burn for three
days, and destroy 10,000 buildings. In 1789, the United States
Department of the Treasury is founded. In 1945, Vietnam
declares its independence from France. In 1969, the first ATM
in the United States is installed in Rockville Centre, New
York. In 2008, America receives emergency treatment for a
life-threatening political sclerosis when thousands gather in
Minneapolis, Minnesota for Ron Paul's Rally for the Republic.
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
September 2- In 1666, the Great Fire of London breaks out. It will burn for three days, and destroy 10,000 buildings. In 1789, the United States Department of the Treasury is founded. In 1945, Vietnam declares its independence from France. In 1969, the first ATM in the United States is installed in Rockville Centre, New York. In 2008, America receives emergency treatment for a life-threatening political sclerosis when thousands gather in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Ron Paul's Rally for the Republic.
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...
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."
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."
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”
How About You?
Are You Governing Yourself?
There is little more important to the long-term health of America than how our children are educated..
Have You Taken A Military, Law Enforcement or Public Office Oath To Uphold And Defend The Constitution?
'Don't Tread On Me' Polo Shirts Say It All!
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"...)
“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”
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"Taxes are not raised to carry on wars, wars are raised to carry on taxes."
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
"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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