About The Endless Mendacious Assaults By Those Who Don't Want YOU To Learn The Liberating Truth About The "Income" Tax
The following facts, evidence and observations were assembled in response to a pack of scurrilous lies circulated throughout parts of the "tax honesty" community in the Spring of 2010. This effort is of the same character as those that have gone before, and those that doubtless will take their place in the future. Each has its own details, but each is similarly mendacious. So, while what follows below will not necessarily address everything any of you may see that attempts to steer you away from the liberating truth, the debunkings presented here will serve as worthwhile guides to the custom debunking of lies that you may need to handle on your own.
A writer calling himself “Patrick” [from California] has recently appeared within the "tax honesty" community spreading lies intended to frighten Americans away from the liberating truth about the "income" tax presented in 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America' (CtC). For instance, "Patrick" represents that CtC filers are being prosecuted. Here, however, is the sworn testimony of Shauna Henline, Senior Technical Advisor in just one office of the IRS:
While Henline “has no idea”, the DoJ does, and in response to a direct challenge to identify even one CtC-educated filer prosecuted for his or her educated filing, the best it could do was this (from its response to my motion to dismiss on grounds of “selective/vindictive” prosecution:
Roger Menner’s prosecution was the only thing the DoJ could venture, and even that doesn’t make it. As was pointed out in my reply:
See the Menner indictment-- which really only tells half the tale, as quirks not identified in the the indictment, such as filing rebuttals to non-existent 1099s, were involved in Roger's confused filings-- here.
Get it? "Patrick" is lying.
Regarding the six individuals “civilly sued” as part of the nationwide April 12, 2006 “scare-people-away-from-CtC” effort, not only have none of them ever been charged, but no one else has ever been similarly sued since. The two who stood their ground as my wife and I did got similarly treated to no-trial-no-appearances summary judgment and subsequent “not-for-publication” appellate court rubber-stamp mugging (but in our case, at least, our filings still stand-- see www.losthorizons.com/PostAssessCerts.pdf).
Three others surrendered to government harassment and declared that they had perjured themselves on their original filings, which the DOJ and IRS touts as "victories", but the reality is that the government gratefully accepted new filings from these folks and then quickly slunk away without a backward glance. There have been no charges or other proceedings in connection with the repudiated original filings. In fact, the "righteous and victorious" feds formally agreed to take a hike in exchange for the new filings.
In the fourth case, the refund secured by the original filing was handed back as the government’s price for having the suit dismissed, but the warrior refused to file an amended return. The DOJ issued a self-congratulatory press release claiming “victory” in this case too, but later the IRS quietly credited the returned money in full as a positive balance on the warrior’s “account”...
Get it? "Patrick" is lying.
Regarding “Patrick’s” allegations of “collections activities” to recover victories won, first of all it is patently absurd on its face to suggest that the government is just returning property to these claimants, under a program of going back to try to reclaim it later, and in fact, this is nonsense. The IRS operates at least three separate programs in a gauntlet through which CtC-educated returns pass before the “overpayments” are returned to the filer.
As I have noted previously in the Lost Horizons newsletter:
The lies spread by “Patrick” and his colleagues are just the kind of vicious, destructive aids to the status quo I wrote about in this piece, originally posted last autumn-- and a real tragedy.
UNDERSTAND, AND I MEAN REALLY UNDERSTAND, that the CtC-educated community is the stake poised over the chest of the vampire, and the vampire knows it. A whole lot of energy and effort are being expended right now to try to blunt that stake, and dissipate the force behind it back into the "way things are" fog. We all need to be piling on the weight, but “Patrick” and friends are doing what they can to take the weight off and keep the monster safe.
P. S. The actual facts about the government's behavior are important for revealing lies and the agendas of liars, but are irrelevant to the real issue-- which is the truth about the law. The truth about the law is not something that varies with the attitude of the "authorities"; and anyone who doubts that the "authorities" would behave corruptly in order to suppress an inconvenient truth from spreading need look no further than the series of "legal" assaults to which I have been subjected for six years now-- particularly the latest one...
Read CtC. You'll finish without any doubt that you just learned the complete truth about the "income" tax, as at least several tens of thousands-- maybe hundreds of thousands-- have before you. At that point, you'll no longer be prey to idiot, liberty-eroding arguments like "Patrick's", which basically says that one should be steered in one's behavior by what the "authorities" are happy with, and are willing to let you do without resistance, just like your average North Korean.
"A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate"
"Patrick" has also borrowed material from an IRS-friendly webpage (which laughably purports to be there just to protect the poor American public from people like me). This scurrilous collection of lies and misrepresentations appears to be periodically updated with more layers of falsity and slime, so my observations may lag behind by the time you read this, but you'll get the idea...
The object of this poster's efforts is to frighten folks away from the liberating truth revealed in CtC by suggesting to them that CtC has been tested and found wanting in courts across the land. The reality is that no court has yet dared to actually address what is actually revealed in CtC. In the very few instances so far in which CtC-educated Americans have been in court, the DoJ has striven mightily to avoid and evade facing what CtC teaches about the law. This smear-poster nonetheless refers to a number of cases involving folks with CtC-educated victories, hoping that the superficial reader will not realize that even though these folks did become CtC-educated, the cases he cites in which they were involved either concerned matters pre-dating that education, had nothing to do with CtC, involved lawsuits brought pro se by the CtC-educated American but were flawed due to technical mistakes, and so forth.
The bottom line is that not a single one of these cases actually stands for what the smear-poster (and "Patrick") would like you to imagine.
The post is a sustained lie, as you will see, and the reason for it is that folks like "Patrick" and the poster of this smear-page have no real mud to throw (because CtC is completely correct).
For instance, the poster of this smear-page cites Eugene Warner's charges concerning his filings for 1991, and 2001 (years in regard to which Warner has victories posted). But the charges Warner faced for those years concerned filings actually for 1999 and 2001, and in both cases involved filings done before Warner had ever heard of CtC (the indictment charges him with making his false filings on August 29, 2003-- which was only 6 days after the first printing of the book came back to me from the printer--see the indictment here), but not his CtC-educated filings, which were nearly two years old at the time of this indictment. The victories posted (which DO include 1991, not 1999) are from several of the 15 educated filings made in early 2006, after Eugene had finally read the book and knew what he was doing (see his victories at http://losthorizons.com/tax/MoreVictories12.htm).
In April or May of 2009, a superseding indictment was issued in which 11 counts of "fraudulent refund claims" under a Title 18 statute were added (several of which appear to have concerned his educated filings, but at least one for which his victory is posted was NOT on the list...), but the feds promptly abandoned them all and negotiated for a plea of only one conspiracy count, to which none of those gratuitous add-on charges (nor anything else not pre-dating Warner's reading CtC) was related.
Get it? This smear-poster is lying.
This fellow also cites several tax-preparers as being enjoined. The only one of these I actually know is Don Gray, so I have no idea what the others were doing, or thought they were doing. But as regards Don's case, see http://losthorizons.com/thedenierspage.htm#Gray for the accurate story.
Get it? He's lying.
Patrick Mooney's Tax Court suit is made much of by the smear-poster. What he doesn't mention is that the case involved Patrick's suit to challenge gratuitous "frivolous" penalties that had been withheld from an otherwise complete refund made to him (and one of which concerned another filing for which he had also gotten a complete refund-- see http://losthorizons.com/tax/MoreVictories.htm and http://losthorizons.com/tax/MoreVictories16.htm). Nor does this dissembling poster admit that the court never ruled that anything Patrick argued was wrong, but simply dismissed his suit after a ten-minute "trial" on the unexplained basis that Patrick had "failed to prosecute his case".
Patrick has since (March 15, 2010) brought another case into the same court, but armed this time with a powerful new weapon for forcing the court to face the real issues of law involved. This time the trial ran five times as long and as of the time of this posting, a month later, no ruling has yet issued.
Get it? This smear-poster is lying.
Joe Fennell was not arguing a CtC issue in his Tax Court case-- he was attempting to challenge an old assessment concerning a year prior to CtC being published, and for which he had ignored a notice of deficiency when it was issued long before even hearing about the book. He went into TC arguing that the ignored NOD was defective, and lost.
I'm not intimately familiar with Rusty Ragan's case, but it was Rusty suing the IRS, not the other way around, and probably in the wrong court, since I don't believe any "deficiency" had been alleged against him. I also believe it merely ended in a dismissal for "failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted", which would be appropriate if the action was brought in the wrong court.
I'm not familiar with Andy Scott's Tax Court case, but imagine that it is being appealed. I HAVE seen govt. filings from several suits Andy has brought in state courts, all of which share the characteristic of vigorous efforts to evade, rather than engage, Andy's arguments.
You get it...
Regarding the "civil lawsuit" against my wife and me and a handful of others, in addition to the comments on this found toward the top of this page, see www.losthorizons.com/lawsuit.htm. Read it all, carefully, taking particular note of the posted current Treasury Department Certificates of Assessment for the years for which Doreen and I were "sued" on which it will be seen that even the feds don't pretend that we ever owed any tax for those years.
Regarding the DOJ dismissals, the writer attempts to treat them as inconsequential. See http://losthorizons.com/tax/TheDOJFolds.htm and see the dismissals themselves (and the background info), as well as the relevant law.
Those repeated dismissals of federal actions against me based on the proposition that anything in CtC is false or fraudulent are anything but inconsequential, and they did not happen because of a "change in plans", as this writer suggests. (Indeed, the idea that the feds would back off like this from charges that they could make stick is ludicrous. If they hadn't faced a recognized loss here, they would have followed through relentlessly, and then done the other stuff, too. For more on this, see http://www.losthorizons.com/LastShotForTheLawDefiers.htm#Update.)
Read these linked pages. You'll get it. This smear-poster is lying.
Finally, see http://www.losthorizons.com/LastShotForTheLawDefiers.htm in its entirety for an accurate discussion of the current "criminal" assault on me.
All in all, this is a scurrilous collection of BS, deliberately designed to drive folks away from a truth the writer and his client want YOU to never learn. By the way, note that this smear-poster doesn't mention the hundreds and hundreds of victories posted, including those periodically accomplished only after vigorous tax-agency efforts to resist them... The motive of this piece is obvious, and in harmony with its deliberate inaccuracies.
These sort of mendacious attacks on CtC have been going on for years, and will continue until enough Americans have learned the truth about the "income" tax that the slimeballs behind them just have to give up and try to find honest work. Watch for them, and please help me fight them.
"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."
Though it really goes without saying, I'll nonetheless take a moment to point this out, since after reading through the volume above, even the obvious might get lost in the shuffle: The reason for all this lying is that the enemies of CtC have nothing true that serves their purpose.
If they did have something true that served their anti-CtC purpose, they'd be putting it up on billboards across the nation, just as the DoJ, if it could come up with a single court case holding that all earnings are "income" (within the meaning of the income tax laws) or a single case holding that all earnings of every worker are "wages" (within the meaning of the income tax laws) would tattoo the case citations across its attorney's foreheads.
Don't lose sight of this lesson, and don't be shy in sharing it with others.