FOR INSTANCE: Copy and paste the following (with
appropriate salutation tweak) into email messages to EVERYONE IN YOUR
Do it now! Do it without fail.
We CAN restore the republic and the rule of law--
but only if you act.
Dear Mr./Ms. _____
I have the best news any
liberty-loving, patriotic American could share,
and I'm going to share it with you.
75 years ago, a daring scheme
was put into motion by which a key
Constitutional restraint on State power was
effectively bypassed, leading to a cancer-like
growth of the State into the dangerous monster
it is today. This is NOT the good news.
But here IS that good news: The
mechanism of the scheme was nothing more than
the simple cultivation of public
misunderstanding concerning the income tax.
Undoing this scheme and all its ill
effects requires nothing more than for
individual Americans to regain an accurate
understanding of the tax-- a simple task already
accomplished by many tens of thousands of men
and women. No laws need to be changed, no
amendments to the Constitution are needed; in
fact, "we the people" need nothing from any
state actor or official whatever in order to
solve this problem.
We don't even need to act as a
coordinated group ourselves. All that is needed
is for individual Americans, one by one, to read
the modest compilation of material at
The task is easy. It's just
ten printed-pages-worth of text, with linked
documents on certain specialized subjects
totaling another fifteen pages or so (exclusive
of some judicial rulings and law review articles
which are relevantly excerpted from often much
larger complete texts), plus another fifteen
pages-worth of endnotes.
No registration is required; no donations are
sought; the material is free to all.
In the reading, and upon
consideration of the documentary evidence
provided, it quickly becomes clear
that what is presented in this brief and easy
little compilation of research, analysis and
supporting authority is entirely correct. No
great investment of study is required; in fact,
all a reader need bring to the task is a
grown-up awareness that those in control of the
State are not always angelic when widespread
public misunderstanding of an issue allows them
to be otherwise.*
So, the realization of a long
dream of the American people is in hand: the end
of everything everyone hates about the income
tax. In our hands-- right now-- is the
undoing of the mammoth
liberty-and-prosperity-destroying weapon of
special interests into which the State has grown
over the last 75 years.
That cancerous growth of the State
was made possible by the increasingly-systematic
misapplication of the tax during that 75-year
period to pretty much all economic activity,
rather than the narrow category of gains to
which it actually applies under the law and to
which it was confined until the early 1940s. At
that point the effect of an incessant 30-year
progressivist campaign of disinformation about
both the nature of the tax and the purpose and
effect of the 16th Amendment combined with the
psychological effect of the Great Depression and
the hurly-burly of World War II to give
ambitious statists a chance to experiment with
administering the tax in a manner calculated to
evade its statutory and Constitutional limits.
But the laws and the Constitutional
provisions by which the tax had previously been
restrained have never changed. Those restraints
are all still entirely in place. The
misapplication of the tax has been accomplished
solely by exploitation of widespread ignorance
of those restraints.
Thus, all we need do to end the
scourge is hit the cognitive "reset button". All
that is needed to end the scourge is to spread
the word and see to it that this information
You need to be a part of the
There are a lot of things to
complain about and worry about and fear in this
currently "post-Constitutional" America. This is
one you can actually do something about, and
it's the mother-- or at least the wet-nurse-- of
most of the others.
Everything has been done for
you. All the research, all the analysis, even
the in-the-trenches and on-the-front-line blood,
sweat and tears of thousands of fellow Americans
who have arrived before you and have been
forcing the truth out into the open, sometimes
at great cost.
It's time for you to become part of
Understand that this is the ONLY
solution. There will be no remedy for the
disease that is the State from the political
process. That process is coopted and corrupted.
There will be no remedy for the disease that is
the State from the courts. They are ITS courts,
There will be no remedy for the
disease that is the State merely from punditry.
Complaint and efforts to raise consciousness
are, in-and-of-themselves, empty of practical
effect. It is only when people learn what to do,
how to do it and why to do it that practical
effect is accomplished.
Thus, the only remedy for the
disease that is the State is in individual
American men and women knowledgably standing and
re-imposing on the State the restraints of the
People's law, one after another in greater and
greater numbers until the outlaw State has been
disciplined, regulated and shrunken back to its
proper size and strength.
This solution resorts entirely to our founding
principles, and rests on a proven structure of
law by which we enjoyed 140 years of freedom and
prosperity unparalleled in human history.
The alternative is simply to wait
for a ruinous, possibly violent, collapse of the
State and hope for an eventual good outcome from
the resultant chaos. This is not a
solution; it is madness.
You don't need to explain anything; you don't
need to defend anything; you don't even need to
act on that knowledge yourself. Just point the
I know I can count on you, and I
thank you in advance for your help in this
simple but oh-so-important project.
Very Sincerely Yours As You Uphold Liberty and the Law,
*At the same time, though, the
self-evidence of the correctness of this
material need not be relied upon as proof of
that correctness. That
correctness has been endlessly acknowledged by
federal and state officials in the most concrete
manner possible for all of the eleven years
since the material was first uncovered and
Now that the income tax has been
far more limited in its reach than had been
commonly believed, you may have some questions
about the practical effect of those revelations.
I want to offer you some observations on that
subject, with due consideration to both the ups
and the downs.
Here are some of the predictable
As more and more Americans
realize they don't engage in any conduct
subject to the tax, and remove themselves
from the category of "net tax-payers", the
rules currently allowing a huge portion of
the adult population of the country to be
"net tax-consumers" will be abandoned so
that the State can continue to collect as
much revenue as possible. The social safety
net will remain, but things like the "Earned
Income Tax Credit" will not.
Prices of all private-sector
goods and services will drop. Previously
producers and suppliers had to charge enough
to cover costs and a profit margin, plus the
additional 30 - 45% of earnings they paid as
income tax (along with all the similar tax
indemnifications built into the "costs" part
of the equation by upstream suppliers). This
massive expense will now be gone.
Congress will resort to a
revenue tariff in order to supplement what
the income tax is able to bring in from
actual taxable activities. That tariff will
strongly encourage the restoration of a
domestic manufacturing base, since by no
means will Congress allow it to be evaded
under the pretense that an import made in a
foreign plant owned or operated by a
nominally American company somehow isn't
really an import.
Federal and state subsidies
propping up inefficient producers or giving
special favors to politically-connected
interests will end for lack of resources to
lavish around in that way, resulting in a
much stronger, more efficient (and hence
greener), lower cost-of-living economy.
Campaign corruption will
massively diminish, as all legislatures will
have far less to be bribed or cajoled into
handing out to clients and cronies.
Fitful efforts will be made to
institute a national sales tax or VAT
("value added" tax) but to no avail, since
Americans educated about the income tax
simultaneously learn that NSTs and VATs are
No longer equipped with
trillions to spend pandering to every noisy
or persuasive special interest, American
governments will be obliged to narrow their
activities to those explicitly mandated in
The federal government's
ability to continue borrowing and amassing
huge public debt will be seriously curtailed
by its manifest inability to service
substantial debt obligations.
The retention by the American
people of huge amounts of money previously
being put into the hands of politicians for
non-market-disciplined spending will
profoundly nourish and muscle-up the
economy. The shift of this wealth from the
bank accounts of government clients and
cronies back to private consumption and
investment will dramatically reduce
unemployment and allow the handy absorption
of the government workers cut free by
The militarization of American
police departments will cease, as the
Department of Defense became less cavalier
with its now more relatively precious
The homogenization and
degradation of education will cease. The
federal government will not have the money
with which to bribe state governments into
adopting centralized curriculums like
All the other diktats by which
the federal government has evaded its
Constitutionally-limited role through
bribery of the state governments with their
own citizens' money will end. The states
will once again be "laboratories of
democracy", and Americans will once again be
able to meaningfully "vote with their feet."
The federal government will no
longer be an enormous third-party payer in
healthcare transactions, with
all the distortions of pricing and practice
attendant on that arrangement. Healthcare
prices will fall while at the same time
Americans' ability to pay for healthcare
out-of-pocket rises. Impositions like those
of "Obamacare" will be
universally-recognized as only applying to
the minority of the population engaged in
Congress will retain the
ability to impose
an apportioned direct tax
whenever the federal government needs a
large infusion of revenue.
As you can see, applying the income
tax to only its statutorily-specified objects
once again will transform the American
landscape. People will become more free and more
in control of their own lives, liberty and
pursuit of happiness, while government will be
pulled from its current position as lord and
master and will resume its proper role as the
Whatever one's view of those
transformations, they will occur simply by
virtue of respect for the law. The limitations
on the tax are not those of State policy, but
are imposed by the Peoples' Law-- the United
States Constitution. For 140 years, respect for
that law kept the American people prosperous and
free, and resuming the enforcement of our law
upon the State will restore that prosperity and
Last week, when I shared the good
news about the limits of the tax with you, I
asked you to help spread that news. I again ask
that you help, by sharing this message with all
you can reach.
Acting together, we CAN restore the
I know I can count on you, and I
thank you in advance for your help in this
simple but oh-so-important project.
Very Sincerely Yours As You Uphold Liberty and the Law,
How To Speak And Write The Liberating
Truth About The Tax
This community must become an intellectual force
concerning the income tax. Here are a few tips for participating
effectively in this very important project.
ALTHOUGH APOCRYPHAL IN ITS ORIGIN, the observation
that, "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is that good
men do nothing" is wisdom. Evil must be fought; lies must be
countered with the truth.
In the arena in which the people and the state
struggle against each other for supremacy, the battle is fought
on several levels. Good men must fight on each of those levels.
For instance, the contest for who will command and
dispose of each American's resources must certainly be joined on
the level at which legal claims are made and rebutted. Each man
and woman who wishes to remain in control of his own property,
and the product of her own hard work must, in the face of all
challenges, assert his ownership, and rebut claims made against
her, each or both in the manner provided for by law.
But this immediate and small-scale engagement is
not enough to defeat the evil of collectivist assaults on
individual rights, even just in the area of taxation. The
efforts of evil in this area are not only on the individual
The fact is, the need for fighting on the
individual scale arises only because evil works hard on a much
larger scale. Progressivist mythology about the nature of the
"income" tax has been patiently taking root in the public mind
for decades, and it is because of the success of that
effort that those who know the truth about the tax must engage
in the small contests. 75 years ago, no American had to argue
with any payer or tax agency about the legal status of his
earnings, or rebut false assertions simply in order to keep what
belonged to her.
That the small battles must be fought today are
because the larger battle has gone unfought. Good men must begin
acting in the arena on THAT level, and quickly.
This community of educated Americans-- YOU, I
mean-- must begin fighting the bigger fight. You must begin
establishing yourselves as the intellectual counter-weight and
corrective to the progressivist and statist myths about the tax.
Failing to do so means staying mired in "trench warfare on
Groundhog Day"-- winning each skirmish (in some cases only after
some effort), but having to re-capture the same ground again,
year after year.
FIGHTING THIS HIGHER-LEVEL BATTLE IS IMPERATIVE,
but it is far easier than you might think. In this contest you
have not only the truth on your side, but all the necessary
facts have been assembled for your use. All you really HAVE to
do is share them and put behind them your own energy.
What's more, fighting this higher-level battle is
fun and very satisfying. Each salvo you launch into the public
makes you Neo with your hand extended in the "bring it" gesture
while secure in the knowledge that you are armed for bear with
unbeatable truth. Each presentation you send out into cyberspace
is a persistent and multiplying mote of light.
You DO NOT have to be an expert debater (or a
debater at all). You DO NOT have to write scholarly papers, or
do research (although both are encouraged). You DO NOT have to
All you have to do in order to be the
critically-important intellectual counterweight to the
myth-mongers and their false message is to put the facts into
You can put the facts into circulation
individually. You can email around, for instance, just the
following: "Did you know that the income tax really began in
1862? Look at what it says in the preamble to the 1939 Internal
Revenue Code! You can see it
right here. How about that?" Nothing more need be done; no
explanation is needed.
If someone writes back to say "So what?" you can
just reply that you found it intriguing, and leave it at that.
THE SEED WILL DO ITS WORK-- not everywhere, but somewhere, and
that's all that's needed.
Again, YOU DON'T NEED TO EXPLAIN OR DEFEND. If
asked, nothing more need be said than, "I thought you'd find it
intriguing. I did."
OF COURSE, YOU CAN ALSO WRITE YOUR OWN ARTICLES,
and that's a great thing to do. As regards this latter option, I
offer a few guidelines to help everyone in the community speak
in the same language, so that the overall message is as clear to
the larger community we are trying to educate as possible.
1. Never use the expressions, "income", "wages",
"trade or business", "employee", "employment", "employer"-- with
or without the "up-antenna" quote-marks, except to refer to the
statutorily-defined things to which these apply as used in tax
law. That is, don't ever call NON-federally-connected
gains 'income'. Don't ever call non-federally-connected pay
Indeed, it is best to not only never use the
expression 'income' to refer to anything but [what really should
be called] "fed-come", or 'wages' to refer to anything but [what
really should be called] "fed-wages" when trying to educate
others about the tax, but to never do so even just in casual
conversation. Nothing will be more confusing to someone new to
the truth about the tax than hearing you refer to
NON-federally-connected gains with one of these words after you
have just explained that all "income" is subject to the tax, or
when they later see a court ruling or statute declaring that
"all income is subject to the tax".
One of the hardest things for people to deal with
in coming to understand the tax is that statutes and court
rulings about those statutes (and the things those statutes
concern) are entirely context-controlled. Consequently, when,
for instance, the expression 'income' appears in either, only
the statutory thing that goes by that name is being spoken of,
not what goes by that name in common speech.
The US Supreme Court has explained this:
“Words having universal scope, such as 'every
contract in restraint of trade,' 'every person who shall
monopolize,' etc., will be taken [by everyone who understands
how the law works], as a matter of course, to mean only everyone
subject to such legislation, not all that the legislator
subsequently may be able to catch.”
American Banana Co. v. United Fruit Co.,
213 U.S. 347 (1909)
As this observation by the court indicates, when a
tax-related ruling is made upholding the application of the tax
to "income", it is only referring-to the variety of 'whatever
comes in' that is subject to the tax, and is NOT saying that
what is subject to the tax is "whatever comes in". Those who can
apply the appropriate cognitive filter can read such rulings
(and the statutes with which they are concerned) without
But without the filter misunderstanding is easy,
and acquiring and making proper use of that filter is especially
hard for people who have been subjected to a life-time of
conditioning dedicated to suppressing its application in regard
to the tax, as has been true of all Americans alive today. We
have to guard against contributing to the confusion in others,
even if we are able to keep things sorted-out properly in our
It's simply an unfortunate reality that the manner
in which the income tax is constructed, and the voracious
appetite of the unscrupulous State for resources which has
informed its administration over the last 75 years, have
combined to entirely co-opt a number of formerly
societally-owned expressions. At this point it is no more
appropriate to use these terms with any meaning other than the
statutory ones than it would be to describe your heterosexual
but light-hearted and whimsical uncle as "a very gay fellow".
So, NEVER say, for instance, "they can't tax
people's wages". You may be meaning to say that they
can't tax what average people earn, which we're all in the habit
of calling 'wages', but what you will be heard to say is,
"when I was telling you (or will tell you in a minute) about a
class of taxable-activity earnings called "wages" in the law, I
was speaking gibberish. I hope you can figure it out.
Don't even try to avoid this problem by a
"they can't tax people's un-privileged wages". (Or
"private-sector wages", or "common-meaning wages", etc..) You
have told them (or will tell them) that there is a thing in the
law called "wages" that are relevant to the tax. Use that
expression to begin with and throughout to mean nothing but that
thing. When not meaning that thing, use
'earnings', 'pay', 'gains', 'receipts', and so forth. Apply the
same principle to every other defined term in the tax law whose
label mimics a common word.
2. Remember and adhere to the fact that the tax is
on activities, NOT the dollars (or dollar-value) those
activities produce. The dollars are just the measure of the
amount of activity conducted, and the medium in which any
applicable tax on those activities will be paid.
This can be a clunky thing to incorporate in an
explanation about the tax tax. But it is a fact that helps
people grasp and retain how the tax can properly and without
internal contradiction be demanded from some folks and not from
It's not easy to see the difference between Joe's
paycheck and Sam's paycheck. But it's easy to see the difference
between Joe's work as a federal regulator, exercising powers
that only exist because the federal government exists and are
only Joe's to administer by permission of that government, and
Sam's as a baker (or plumber, or whatever) doing what is his to
do by right, and which can be done whether the federal
government (or any government) exists or doesn't.
it's not easy to see the difference between the dividends Nancy
receives on her investments and those received by Sally. But
it's easy to see the difference between Nancy
receiving the benefits of investment in federal activities
(which is participation by proxy in those activities), also only
possible by the existence and permission of the government, and
Sally getting her part of profits achieved by activities done
purely by the rights of the doers.
All that said, don't belabor this point. Explain it
up front, and then explain that subsequent use of the expression
"income" (or "wages" or whatever) is to be understood to really
mean the activity which is measured by the receipts known as
"income" (or "wages", etc.).
3. Draw on at will, and closely adhere to, the
facts and analysis concerning the real meaning and effect of the
16th Amendment and the origin of the tax in 1862 found at
4. Use common sense, rely on your audience's common
sense, and use analogies whenever possible.
1. Be positive, and upbeat. I have been well
criticized for an occasional excess of snarkasm and derision in
discussing government behavior (for instance, in many, if not
most, of the 'Every
Which Way But Loose' postings). Let me be the only one guilty
of that sometimes off-putting demeanor. Like in a marketing
campaign, you want to show smiles, not grimaces or anger.
2. Be positive and upbeat!!
3. Calmly and without fire and brimstone, explain
how learning and acting on the truth about the tax is a moral
this, or your own formulations.
4. Point out how dramatically better-off America
and Americans will be when the proper scope of the tax is again
widely understood and respected, and when that understanding and
respect has had its effect. Use
this, own your own formulations.
5. Draw on, and communicate, your own passion and
energy and resolve. DON'T let yourself get knobbled by any sense
of the difficulty involved in communicating the truth, or of
standing up for the truth. Push any such hindrances aside by
looking inward and taking stock of what makes YOU rise and act.
Proudly let YOUR OWN resolve and sense of purpose
inform your words and expressions to others. You will be amazed
at how inspiring you will be when you push aside the rest and
let your dedication to what is right do the talking with its own
graceful, shining and powerful voice.
HERE ARE SOME USEFUL GUIDELINES, HINTS AND PERSPECTIVES
for customizing or making more effective the mailings that you do:
You must view the task before us exactly the way
the civil rights activists viewed their task.
Do you think every journalist out there is
incapable of taking an interest in what CtC has revealed, or the
outrages to which the government has increasingly resorted in
its efforts to suppress or discourage the spread of those
revelations? YOU ARE WRONG.
Do you think every lawyer or judge or law-school
professor or CPA
is incapable of taking an interest in what CtC has revealed, or
the outrages to which the government has increasingly resorted
in its efforts to suppress or discourage the spread of those
revelations? YOU ARE WRONG.
These people are NOT incapable
of taking an interest in what CtC has revealed, or the outrages
to which the government has increasingly resorted in its efforts
to suppress or discourage the spread of those revelations.
Nor are they frozen against those things.
These folks have simply been conditioned, all their
lives, to reflexively view anything outside or contrary to their
existing understanding of reality with extreme skepticism-- just
as everyone else does. Breaking through the firewalls of
skepticism REQUIRES PERSISTENT EFFORTS.
It also requires creative efforts. No one will be
persuaded to take seriously, and invest precious time and effort
into the idea that the state has been lying to everyone for 75
years about the true nature of the income tax, if nothing but
that is said to them.
But even hardened skeptics WILL be persuaded if
you-- each and every one of you in your thousands upon
thousands-- draw upon
this and especially
this in applying your best efforts to write and send
messages to persuade.
DON'T MIX MESSAGES in writing your persuasive
letters or emails! There is nothing but harm in adulterating the
100% scholarly CtC revelations with any other content, even
content you might 100% believe to be just as true (and with
which I might also agree).
Even though I maintain a robust, utterly
persuasive, and, I believe, completely correct page on the fact
that the "official" story about 9/11 is nonsense on stilts, I
would never include a reference or allusion to 9/11 in a
persuasive letter inviting someone to put his or her skepticism
on hold and open up to learning something remarkable, important
and unexpected about the income tax. I don't know that person's
beliefs about 9/11, and frankly, as much as it can be proven
that the "official" story is not true, so far nothing whatever
can be proven as to what really happened.
CtC is completely different. Every single assertion
in CtC is nothing but a fact, easily proven by simply reading
the relevant statutes and the historical records, not to mention
by the ten-years-and-more of reluctant but steady
acknowledgments of the accuracy and completeness of those facts
by government agencies across the country-- admissions that
never would be made in the first place, and more, never
repeated, were they not compelled by what CtC reveals about the
tax and the law.
That is how CtC must be presented to others: A
simple product of scholarship, beyond skepticism by virtue
of its demonstrably-accurate research and conclusions.
Any and all of
its demonstrably-accurate research and conclusions
welcome any challenge or test.
and all of CtC's demonstrably-accurate research and conclusions
are distinguished and emphasized by the concerted effort of the
executive and a corrupt judiciary to evade them by any means
necessary, including behavior as demonstrably and unambiguously
corrupt and invalid as the facts it seeks to evade are
demonstrably and unambiguously correct.
USE THE FACTS.
You might want to just do a "Burma-Shave" routine,
sending one fact presented in this study, and the evidence
proving it, to the same recipients each day over a week or two.
Then send a bullet-point list of everything you have shown and a
DO NOT try to explain the facts, or the
implications from the facts. Just present them.
SHOW your correspondent that the 1939 IRC preamble
flatly states that the laws it reflects go back to 1862, long
before the 16th amendment. Include
the .pdf here by which this is proven.
Say no more about it.
SHOW your correspondent that the current IRC is the
the .pdf here by which this is proven.
Say no more about it.
SHOW your correspondent that the income tax is an
excise, and what that means by sending
this .pdf, and perhaps
this one, as well. SHOW
your correspondent that the income tax cannot apply to the
subjects of a capitation (and what that means) by sending
SHOW your correspondent that the 16th amendment
changed nothing and merely restored the application of the tax
to taxable gains in the form of rents and dividends as had been
the case pre-Pollock, by sending
And so on, finishing with a bullet-point list of
all that you have shown, and
a link to
USE THE CORRUPT EVASIONS.
Perhaps send those evasions, too, as a series of
"Why would a court...?" or "Why would the Department of
Justice...?" questions, one a day. No explanations or answers to
the questions-- let them do their own work. Again, finish with a
bullet-point summary at the end and a request that your
correspondent use his or her common sense and add it all up.
Or do something different. Use YOUR creativity.
THERE ARE A COUPLE OF SOURCES OF MEDIA CONTACT
here. I have no real idea of how accurate this
information is. Please test it with your wake-up calls, and
share with me any others of which you know or become aware.
Use the phone book, other internet resources, or
any other means you can think of to get your messages to every
journalist and every legal professional out there. Make full use
of the corrupt behaviors of the courts, in the simplest and
starkest terms possible-- even after the revelations of the
Orwellian FISA court contortions, many folks still imagine that
the federal courts remain honest arbiters of what is true or
lawful, and will do so until the dishonest and lawless behavior
of those courts in service to the executive branch's war against
CtC is plainly laid out before them.
THIS IS THE BATTLEGROUND, my friends. Please take
your places upon it, and start fighting.
DO IT!!! Never forget: You can't score the goal if you
don't take the shot.
"I am only one, but I am
one. I cannot do everything, but I
can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with
the help of God, I will do."
-Everett Hale (...and every other person who has
ever deserved liberty...)
Get this great new word-spreading
tool as a printable .pdf
CtC Warrior Brian Harriss shares another
the People Save America from its Present
scrupulously obeying the tax laws, and obliging
others with whom they exchange money and labor
to do the same.
Letter and Intent of the US internal revenue
the federal revenue from income taxes,
thereby obliging the federal government to
shift its revenue reliance to lawful
non-protectionist import tariffs. This will
result in a market equilibrium that will
boost domestic manufacturing jobs and slow
the import of low quality goods from
Oblige the federal
government to shift its revenue reliance to
apportioned direct taxes, based on the
states' respective populations, and restore
a much-needed political accountability to
federal spending decisions. (If you have
been told by your CPA, accountant, or others
that the federal income tax is a direct tax,
excused from the apportionment requirement
by the Sixteenth Amendment, then you have
been lied to. All relevant legal
authorities, case law, IRS commissioners,
and the internal revenue statutes at large
clearly show that the federal income tax has
always been an indirect tax. More
specifically, it is an excise tax on certain
privileged activity with a federal
connection. For a detailed explanation with
relevant legal citations, see
in an economic benefit for private citizens,
who will be able to keep all earnings
received in the private sector, while
beneficiaries of federal privileges will
continue to pay income taxes.
Improve the economic
condition of each of the several state
governments, as its private citizens,
exercising their constitutional protections
concerning their wealth, will be more able
to sustain state-level programs that they
wish to maintain. Simultaneously, this will
improve the general freedom and liberty of
private citizens, as the federal government
will no longer be able to improperly take
wealth from the citizens and offer it back
to the state governments with
liberty-crushing strings attached.
Result in more
robust, productive domestic and local
economies, as capital remaining in the
private sector will result in an improved
standard of living, more efficient
investment of capital, and burgeoning
federal government, limiting it to the size
that the founders intended so that it will
protect inalienable rights, instead of
trampling these rights.
If you enjoy and
recognize the value and benefit of law and order
in society, you think the government should obey
the rules, and you appreciate the foundational
laws that made America one of the most free and
productive societies in history, then please do
your part in learning how to uphold the law.
Learn more at:
THE EVER-PRODUCTIVE BRIAN HARRISS has shared a new
outreach tool-- a simple printable flyer for distribution to co-workers
and friends. As always, Brian makes persuasive and important points
in simple terms accessible to everyone. Get the flyer in a single
here, or in a larger font, front and back format
AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT the wake-up-to-the-lie
"It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I
may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a
man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as
to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe
he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime."
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
TOM BOTTARO, ChFC, HAS JUST PUBLISHED a new
book, 'SECRETS of the Income Tax Code- What the IRS
doesn't want you to know!' Tom's book is a nice,
accessible drill-down on several key aspects of the tax.
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
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
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!
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).
If possible, 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 8-bit grayscale. Please do your
best to make the scans straight (not
skewed). Save and send as .jpg files. 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
Get your FREE* CtC bumper sticker and help
spread the word!
Just send a stamped, self-addressed envelope
to Lost Horizons, Bumper Sticker Offer, 232
Oriole Rd., Commerce Twp., MI 48382
(*If you want to throw a few
bucks into the envelope to help with costs,
that'd be nice, but it's entirely