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THOUSANDS OF WARRIORS IN STATE CtC FORUMS!
The ONLY way to join a
CtC state forum (which includes the
Canadian and Australian CtC Warrior forums
for purposes of this process) is by
submitting the request specified
precisely as instructed on that page.
Once you have applied for membership in a
state group, you will receive a "Welcome"
message within a few weeks either from me
directly, or through a
"noreply"@"googlegroups.com email (depending
on which type of group I have created for
your state). You must carefully read
through this message, and follow all
the instructions therein exactly in
order to be able to participate in the
IF YOU'VE ALREADY APPLIED TO JOIN A STATE
GROUP AND ARE WONDERING WHY YOU'RE NOT
GETTING ANY GROUP EMAILS, you probably
applied for a state forum for which I have
set up a "Google group" but haven't ever
accepted the invitation to join!
Completing the application for those groups
(which currently include Arizona,
California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia,
Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas,
Utah Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin)
requires clicking on the link in the
"Welcome" email that says "You can accept
this invitation by...".
Doing so will bring up a page with an option
on the left to "Sign in to GoogleGroups".
On the page that comes up, either enter your
pre-existing Google account information, or
click the button that says, "Create an
account" and go through the account-creation
When you click on the "finish" (or
"continue") button or link, you will be
taken to a page that asks you to click a
link in order to accept the invitation to
join the group. Do so.
Now you will see a page that lets you pick
how group posts will be sent to you (daily,
weekly, never, etc.). When you have
finished making your selections on that
page, you will be taken to the group forum
and can begin posting and reading.
IF YOU TRY TO LOG IN TO THE GROUP SITE and
see the message that "you cannot view the
group content or participate in the group
because you are not currently a member", you
must click the "Sign in to Google Groups"
link on that page in order to proceed to
where you can accept the invitation to join
the group by going through the process
IF YOU CAN'T FIND THE ORIGINAL "WELCOME"
MESSAGE SENT TO YOU, go
In the top search field type the name of the
group to which you applied (i.e.
others will use the same format).
Click on the "Search groups" button
alongside that field. On the page that
is invoked, click the hyperlink that
consists of the group name and nothing else
(That is, NOT the one that says "Groups
matching NewYorkCtCWarriors"). That
will take you to a page that tells you that
"you cannot view the group content or
participate in the group because you are not
currently a member". You must click
the "Sign in to Google Groups" link on that
page in order to proceed to where you can
accept the invitation to join the group
(this will involve creating a Google group
account if you don't already have one).
NOTE: You must use the same email address to
create your account and/or log-in that you
provided when first applying to me for the
Word To CtC State Forum
Just so everyone understands (and not
meaning to sound too impatient): The
forums do not exist to provide venues in
which some folks can be made to spend their
time and energy explaining to others why
various notions, theories or silver-bullets
which appear nowhere either in
CtC or on this site (but are nonetheless
floating around-- or raging through-- the
"tax honesty" community) are incorrect or
here for a partial list of these
erroneous notions, and detailed comments
about many of them).
I will say as plainly as possible what I
have by necessity said many times before,
but usually with more circumspection (and
can't seem to say often enough): Any and
all notions concerning the nature of the
"income" tax-- how it is applied, why it can
be thus applied, how it interfaces with the
legal system and so forth-- which are not
taught in CtC or on this site (exclusive of
forum posts, of course) are just inherently
wrong or are entirely irrelevant to the tax.
They are raised or promoted either in
ignorance or for ill purposes.
Such notions should not be debated or
discussed-- doing either is a waste of
valuable time and energy. There is one
kind of simple response that is appropriate
when presented with "alternative" or
"supplemental" notions of this sort:
"You didn't find that in
CtC or on
losthorizons.com, so put it out of
your mind. Here is what is
actually true about that aspect of the
"That notion has already been shown
to be erroneous at [the relevant "misunderstandings"
"Since there is no actual (or
unambiguous) evidence demonstrating the
accuracy of the contrary or disputatious
notion you advocate, while on the other
hand a huge, constantly-growing body of
every conceivable kind of evidence--
including even the nuanced character of
governmental efforts to discourage the
CtC-educated-- unmistakably demonstrates
the complete accuracy of CtC, why are
you bringing this up? What is your
If this gentle approach isn't effective,
direct your correspondent to 'The
Deniers Page'. If that doesn't
suffice, let me know so that I can remove
this individual-- now revealed as either
uneducable or a deliberate "agent
provocateur"-- from the forum.
Keep in mind that those who wish to keep the
truth spinning its wheels, and making as
little forward progress as possible,
routinely and systematically exploit two
basic human foibles:
1. The natural tendency of those whose
education is incomplete to mistake sporadic,
creative (and carefully indirect)-- but well
publicized-- tax agency resistance to a few
educated filings as meaning that there is
some piece of the puzzle missing (imagining
that otherwise, the generations-old scam
that even now continues to successfully
bamboozle 180 million Americans 24/7 would
have just thrown in the towel and abandoned
the field, rather than continue to cast
about for some silver-bullet of its own that
will frighten or confuse students of the
truth into retreat or disarray); and
2. The equally natural tendency of everyone
to be attracted to notions that are
presented as, or appear to be,
resistance-risk-reducing tricks or
Thus, there is a constant effort to seed the
"tax honesty" community (and
CtC forums directly) with notions
designed to invoke both of these unfortunate
tendencies in order to distract forum
participants from their primary purposes of:
I rely on everyone posting on any forum to
help keep it in focus, and productive. Posts
amounting to offenses of the sort described
above, persistent straying from the three
primary purposes of the forum, or evidence
of a failure to keep current with the Lost
Horizons newsletters may result in removal
from the forum without prior notice.
the Code- The Fascinating Truth About
Taxation In America',
The Fascinating Truth About The 16th
If you want to win, YOU'VE got to go to
the trouble to send this link to
every single person in your address
book, whether it's your mother, your
accountant, your bowling team, whoever.
Even better, sit down
with these folks and read this document
I guarantee that if even just a few
hundred thousand Americans who are not
already sensitized to the "income" tax
issue get this file, knowledge of the
truth about the tax will irreversibly
take root in the population as a whole.
Do you want to win? Spread this
file around. Doing so will
accomplish more than anything that
happens in a courtroom, more than any
argument you make with any bureaucrat,
more than ANYTHING else that you can do.
Are You Not
Just Talking The Talk.
You've GOT To Walk The Walk If You Want
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."
Get on the
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Audio And Video
Why The Government Lies About 'Cracking
A Curious Thing
Busting The Myth-Mongers
Educated Americans Love The Income Tax
Real Americans Walk the Walk
ARE YOU READY?
It's Time To Learn The Truth About The
The Q & A Movie
'A Few Words On Liberty and The Law'
'Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Is As
Easy As Falling Off A Bicylce'
'Scenes from my Hawaiian Vacation'
Testimonials And Inspirations By
My October 23, 2013 interview by Lana Lotkeff for
Radio 3Fourteen can be found
CtC-Warrior Pat Mooney has produced a
great little Halloween- (or maybe
election night...) inspired video to
help spread the word. I hope that
everyone will view this
minute-and-a-half gem and then share it
as widely as possible:
Monsters Meet CtC Sunlight"
the title or image-- Windows Media
Player should launch.)
There IS A Law By Means Of Which ANY
American Can Be Made Liable For The
Income Tax, And This Is How It Works
(Or, "Non-Filers Are An Errant Tax
Agency's Best Friends")
A Lost Horizons Site Map
"Income" Tax IQ!
CtC Warrior SanDiegoScott
has put together a great
little 20-question quiz to
test your knowledge of the
law regarding the United
States "income" tax.
Test yourself, test your
friends and family!
Test your accountant and tax
attorney, and help them
learn the liberating truth!!
Click here to
take the test
Purchasing power of nominal
"dollars" from 1800 through 1989. Each
trough (including the one that began in 1933
and continues to the present time) occurred
during suspensions of the gold standard.
Chart prepared by the George Edward Durell
Foundation and published in the Durell
Journal of Money and Banking, November,
Moving to the subject of REAL money...
At the time of this posting (within the last
two weeks of your reading this), 1 oz. of
gold could buy a minimum of 1,300.00
Federal Reserve "dollars"-- the real value
of which extends not one penny further than
the actual reciprocal indebtedness of
others to the federal government (and guess
what: The federal government is, by far, a
net debtor). You do the math and
make the predictions...
(The Gold to FRN trading ratio indicated
above is based on actual best asking price,
which is considerably above present "spot"
pricing, due to the fact that little, if
any, actual physical gold is being made
available for trade by anyone at any price
Value of an FRN measured in
milligrams of gold, 1954 to
2003. (Source: Wikipedia)
A good video about the relative and historic
value of real money versus fiat money can be
By the way, to learn about the true nature
of Federal Reserve "dollars", see 'Fiat
Money, And The Formless Fed' in 'Upholding
the Law And Other Observations'
For more on the subject of
money overall, see 'A Few Observations About
Money' from 'Was
Grandpa Really a Moron?'
CONTINUE TO DILIGENTLY SPREAD THE WORD!!!
There is nothing you or anyone else can do
that better serves the interests of all of
us hoping for the restoration of liberty in
our lifetimes than to calmly, patiently, and
ceaselessly furnish others with
opportunities to educate themselves.
Pass out or sell copies of 'Cracking
the Code-..' to anyone showing a
willingness to read the book-- especially
young people. Bear in mind that
significant discounts are
available starting with as few as 6 copies.
Direct the more skeptical or apathetic to
losthorizons.com, where their
level of interest and education can be
Focus special effort on those already
engaged in political activism, regardless of
their current cause. Direct the
attention of activists on the tax issue who
are pursuing the many dead-end (and often
misunderstandings that have plagued this
The Deniers Page. Point
out, to those who are active on other
political or policy fronts, that seeking to
restrain government by ANY means other than
enforcing the Founder's structure of
limitations and political accountability on
government's access to resources is like
trying to make a balloon smaller by
squeezing it. In other words, an
utterly futile effort.
In this latter regard, remember that while
the "income" tax is the main, direct focus
the Code-..', the underlying
legal structure which the book reveals is
simply one of the concrete expressions of
the fundamental jurisdictional limitations
imposed by the Founders on the federal
government (and the most elemental
principles of law). These fundamental
limitations, and legal principles, also
inform and control every other aspect of the
federal statutory structure. Thus, a
widespread comprehension of the lessons of 'Cracking
the Code-..' is a stake poised
over the heart of every federal
effort to get the bit between its teeth and
A variety of resources are available to help
with outreach. Use the
press release, the
legal professional contact letter,
Introduction To The Truth', any and all
of the vast array of information posted at
losthorizons.com, and the
video and audio resources.
Share the "Income
Tax Flow Chart" and the "Income
Tax IQ Test" with everyone you know.
Make and submit
your own video testimony. Use the
printable flyers and other materials
A Great New
Tool For Spreading The Word!
CtC Warrior Rusty Ragan has
put together a great little
piece titled 'FEDERAL INCOME TAX
LAW IN A NUTSHELL'. This
concise, four-page distillation
of some of the key realities
about the tax revealed in
CtC will give any reader a
quick, intriguing taste of the
liberating truth-- leaving them
with a hunger to learn more and
to become part of the solution,
rather than remain part of the
Download this printable doc in
here (8 1/2" X 11" sheet
here (11" X 17" sheet
format). Then do what
"Just this past weekend,
I canvassed half my
precinct, 240 homes, placing
a copy of the small
pamphlet (along with
Bailout" document) on every
doorknob with a rubber band.
I plan on finishing the
precinct this weekend
(another 200+ homes), and
getting massive copies out
to the rest of my Ron Paul
meetup friends for them to
add to their canvassing
More Tools For Spreading
CtC Warrior Karl Krahnke has
high-information flyer for
printing and distributing; get
here! (This flyer
needs to be printed on 8 1/2" x
14" paper for best results.)
CtC Warrior Greg Sutton has
written up a nice little
exposition on "excise taxes"
that makes a fine handout with
which to alert casual contacts
to the fact that there's
something they need to learn
about the "income" tax.
Download it here for
printing and distribution.
Got A Website?
Here's a new scalable graphic to paste in
and help spread the truth about the tax:
Those wanting a printable version of this
graphic will find it
If you're a CtC reseller, you might prefer
this pasteable, scalable image:
A Pocket-Sized Tool For
Spreading The Word!
Virginia Warrior Robert Gegugeit has begun
producing some excellent-quality,
playing-card-size handouts, a mediocre scan
of which can be seen below (the sheen from
the lamination makes some portions look
faded in this image):
Robert has been producing and passing these
out (and leaving them in public places,
under windshield wipers, etc.) at his own
trouble and expense, and will continue to do
so. However, if you want to take part,
Robert will send these out to those
interested at 10 cents a piece in lots of
250 or 1000.
Send your money order donation of $25 or
DIJN Ministries, P.O. Box 24289, Richmond VA
(Be sure to specify CtC
Handouts, and provide your return address.)
Liberty And The Law Are
Thus, I've made up a little item to help
every freedom-loving business-owner spread
the word-- an insert for placement in
product packaging, mailers and flyers, and
so forth. It's a simple,
This company is owned and
operated by American citizens,
and we take our civic
We're sure you do, too.
Therefore, we want to share some
important information with you
about a decades-old, widespread
misunderstanding of a key
element of law
which dramatically affects the
pocketbook of virtually every
and the amount of power wielded
by Washington over the rest of
Please take a few moments and
to learn more about this
This .pdf file will output pages
containing four of these inserts each, with
cropmarks for easy separation.
And When You're Not At
CtC Warrior Steven Jones has designed a nice
flyer for windshield placement, grocery
store bulletin boards, and so forth.
Download the .pdf here!
More Outreach Resources
For want of a nail a
shoe was lost...
fail or forget to send me scans of your
victories, and vigorously encourage others
to do the same!!!
I am aware that
educated Americans are receiving refunds
(and other confirmations of the truth)
constantly-- but only a small minority of
these victories are being sent to me for
Some people are so
excited at their success that they rush to
deposit the check, and don't think to make a
copy until afterwards when it is too late;
others simply don't realize how meaningful
the evidence of these victories and
verifications are to their fellow Americans,
and don't remember how important those
previously posted had been to their own
struggle to overcome the fear instilled in
them over a lifetime before standing up and
doing the right thing.
SCAN THEM AND SEND
Send your evidence of
the truth to me at phendrickson @
losthorizons.com (take the spaces out of
this address to make it functional).
Scan checks in 24-bit RGB color at 300dpi,
and black and white docs (such as 1040s,
4852s, refund notices and transcripts) at
300dpi in color or 8-bit grayscale.
Please do your
best to make the scans straight (not
skewed). Please be sure that filing dates
appear on the docs. Save and send as .pdf files
or .jpgs. If scans
are not possible for some reason, tell me so
by email and I'll offer alternative
(And do so as soon as you can! Don't
delay, even for other expected victories.
Send each as they are won-- checks and other
evidence, and the filings that secured them.
Although I hate to point it out, life is an
unpredictable adventure, and it is given to
none of us to know the future.
Something could happen to any of us
tomorrow, and it would be a shame if your
fellows were denied the encouragement and
inspiration of your victory because you
delayed sharing it and then could not.)
By the way, even
direct-deposit refunds can be posted, by way
of your monthly statement entries, or a
transcript from your bank. If you have
RETAINED your own property by way of a
CtC-educated proper filing and rebuttal of
erroneous information, get a transcript of
your 'account' status, calculate your
savings, and share that victory, too!
I love and respect
everyone that has joined me in standing up
for the rule of law, but doing it in hiding
is only doing it halfway! I know that
the reasons for failing to send scans that I
have given above are true of some-- but
others have simply been intimidated into
stay silent and in the shadows, THE BAD GUYS
Another Way To Help
Spread The Word
READING A "MAINSTREAM" ARTICLE ON THE WEB
THE OTHER NIGHT, I encountered a typical
misstatement of the purpose and effect of
the 16th Amendment such as we all see all
the time. I was prompted to send the
following email to the writer, which I
reproduce here in the hope that those of you
reading this page will take it upon
yourselves to do the same each and every
time you see this error made. Feel
free to just copy and paste this into the
body of your email as is and send it on my
behalf, or personalize it as you wish:
was most enjoyable.
Thank you for sharing it.
however, reflect a common
the 16th Amendment, which I
know you'll appreciate being
made aware of.
Although we have all been
encouraged over the years to
imagine that the amendment
constituted an inexplicable
act of madness by our
great-grandparents, in which
the long-standing restraint
on the federal government's
taxing power was entirely
undone, and control over
every American's every
dollar was put into a hands
of a state perceived by the
populist movement then
dominating the political
scene as being wholly owned
and operated by a
Robber-Baron oligarchy, this
is not actually the case.
first American in history to
receive a complete refund of
all federal taxes withheld
from my earnings, including
Social Security and Medicare
thousands of times for years
now by readers of my book, 'Cracking
the Code- The Fascinating
Truth About Taxation In
America'-- I'd like
to invite you to read a
brief introduction to the
truth about that amendment,
and the income tax in
I think you'll find it very
informative and rewarding--
Get your FREE* CtC bumper sticker and help
spread the word!
Just send a stamped, self-addressed envelope
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(*If you want to throw a few
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that'd be nice, but it's entirely