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Current Events and Continuing Education for October 3, 2022

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-James Madison

 

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Among other clarifications and corrections,

What Pro-Lifers Mean By "No Exceptions For The Life Of The Mother"

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The madness continues, and worsens:

On The Situation In Ukraine And The Nordstream Sabotage

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Though only responsible themselves for one of two crimes being committed,

Aliens Wandering Around Texas ARE Illegals, Judge Napolitano

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"Trans care" crimes; mislabeling abortion; "identity politics"; and so-called "emergency powers"...

More Comments And Observations, In Brief

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Uncle Sam's Long Trail Of Wreckage

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Spotlights on the past that help bring clarity to the present:

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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"There are two distinct classes of men...those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes."

-Thomas Paine

 

You can't understand the present if you don't understand the past...

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 3- In 1849, Edgar Allen Poe is found in a gutter in Baltimore, an apparent victim of "cooping" (being drugged into incoherence and then taken from polling place to polling place and made to repeatedly vote as instructed).  He dies four days later.  In 1863, the fourth Thursday of November is officially specified as Thanksgiving Day by Abraham Lincoln.  In 1908, 'Pravda' is founded.  In 1932, Iraq gains its independence from Britain.  In 1981, the hunger strike by PIRA and INLA prisoners at the Maze prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.  In 1990, Eastern and Western Germany are reunited.  In 2008, George W. Bush signs the first $700 billion "bailout" bill, starting an ongoing process of looting the American people under the amazingly bold pretext that these further offenses will somehow ameliorate the effects of previous governmental abuse of the American financial and monetary structures.

 

Anniversaries of interest for each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter below.

  

Fear nothing but God's judgment as to your honesty and your courage

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"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams

HEY, People!

Please don't just read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or approvingly and then move on to other things. I don't post in order to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with perspectives and arguments with which to educate others, and in the expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things, especially in recognition of the fact that my posts are heavily suppressed. They will NOT get out if you don't get them out.

Remember, we won't win by only YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.

What Pro-Lifers Mean By "No Exceptions For The Life Of The Mother"

...which is not at all what their abortion-enthusiast opponents want voters to imagine.

HERE IN MICHIGAN, as in many other places, staunch abortion opponents are squared-up against incumbent baby-killing enthusiasts. One accusation leveled against the challengers is that they are so radical in their anti-abortion stance as to allow no exceptions even to protect the life of the mother, often supported by excerpts of interviews or publications in which those words are said.

Context is, of course, omitted from the excerpts or the accusations they support. Due to tight campaign budgets, clarifying responses from challengers in Michigan, at least, are not finding their way to voters' screens. The pro-abortion incumbents are refusing to debate the challengers, even those vying for the highest state offices. Hence, many voters are left with a very distorted view of the pro-life contenders, and hence, this explanation on the challengers' behalf.

WHEN A PRO-LIFE PERSON SAYS, "no exceptions, even for the life of the mother", he or she is speaking in the context of a long-standing contrivance of the pro-abortion crowd in which a woman is said to have declared that is she if forced to deliver the baby in her womb, it will be just too much for her to bear and, "I swear, I'll kill myself!" On that basis, the mendacious pro-abortionists make the claim that prohibitions on abortion threaten lives (without, or course, acknowledging that abortion invariably not just threatens lives, but ends them).

It is that contrived "threat" to which pro-lifers speak when denying exceptions to save the life of the mother. They are not proposing to deny medical intervention against actual mortal injury or misfunction. They are simply recognizing that the pro-abortion crowd has inaccurately re-defined "life of the mother" to mean "whatever the mother threatens to melt down over" and are opposing the killing of a baby on that specious and fluid ground-- a ground, it is worth noting, which is equally accommodating of the argument that, "I put that pillow over Grandma's face because she was driving me crazy!"

These "life of the mother" considerations are behind the pro-life position of "no exceptions for the health of the mother," as well. Such purported threats to health are also grounded in the notion that carrying a baby to term will damage the mental health of unenthusiastic mothers.

In both cases, the real pro-abortion "argument" remains nothing more than, "abortion should be legal so certain women can be spared distress and the obligation to suck it up and behave like grown-ups".

Herbert Spencer-- using "men" in its normal, inclusive meaning (for the miseducated youth among us)-- wisely observed that, "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools." I'll offer a corollary: "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of weakness and self indulgence, is to fill the world with self-indulgent weaklings." I'm sure everyone agrees that this would be a very bad thing (well, IS a very bad thing...).

AT THE SAME TIME THAT PRO-LIFERS REJECT the contrived and bogus "life (and/or health" of the mother" exception to abortion bans, they also declare their "no exceptions" stance in light of the fact that there ARE no actual threats to the life or health of a mother that abortion can prevent. Only two adverse medical circumstances can generally arise for the mother as a consequence of a pregnancy-- ectopic ("out of place") "pregnancy" and complications during delivery. Addressing either of these problems does not involve "abortion" in the sense meant in the pro-life/pro-abortion debate.

An ectopic "pregnancy" is not really a pregnancy at all. It is, rather, a situation in which a fertilized egg fails to descend all the way to the uterus and instead begins to grow elsewhere, most often in a fallopian tube. A fallopian tube (like any location other than the uterus) is incapable of sustaining a baby through any significant development, and the child thus compromised will inevitably die whether left in the mother or not.

The mis-located child's attempt to grow where it is in an ectopic "pregnancy" will invariably threaten the life of the mother. But the mitigation of this threat is not an "abortion" as that term is used in political debate. As noted, the baby involved is inherently non-viable for natural reasons, even if only by misfortune, and it is a very real and dire physical threat to the mother, rather than just a declared source of anticipated stress spoken of in dire terms. Removal of the threat it represents to the mother is not the elective killing of a baby for anyone's convenience-- it is, rather, the remediation of a natural process gone dangerously awry.

There is tragedy in the ending of an ectopic pregnancy, akin to that of a miscarriage of any other kind. But that ending is not an abortion in the modern, politically-charged sense of the word.

Similarly, addressing life-threatening complications during childbirth-- even when doing so results in the death of the baby-- does not entail committing an abortion.

In such cases, doctors will be striving to save both mother and child, and, as whenever two victims of tragic circumstances are simultaneously and relatedly in peril, sometimes only one can be saved, and sometimes which of the two that will be is a choice. If the baby is the one allowed to die of necessity in the saving of the mother, no "abortion" has occurred.

Hence, a pro-lifer's "no exceptions for the life of the mother" position does not preclude medical interventions when the life of the mother actually IS threatened in connection with a pregnancy.

THAT ALL THIS NEEDS TO BE SAID is the consequence of the despicable mendacity of the abortion enthusiasts, who have relied on the gross misrepresentations parsed-out above to falsely paint pro-life advocates as rigid, almost mindless ideologues who elevate the life of a baby above that of the mother. The actual fact, as shown, is that it is only within, and in response to, the false context erected by those abortion enthusiasts that pro-lifers declare "no exceptions" of their prohibitions on abortion for the life (or health) of the mother.

But those pro-life candidates now being attacked for their "no exceptions" statements need to articulate the distinctions I have spelled out here, in order to clarify their positions and defend themselves against the smear. I hope that everyone reading this with the ear of any such candidate shares this post with that person (which is permalinked here).

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On The Situation In Ukraine And The Nordstream Sabotage

The madness continues, and worsens...

UKRAINE: A COUNTRY RUN BY CORRUPT PUBLIC OFFICIALS perfectly willing to act as a well-paid cash laundromat for corrupt public officials in America. See this and then this, and then this. Read it all thoroughly and carefully, following links as they appear.

Among many other things, learn from that reading that the prospect of Eastern Ukrainian regions voting overwhelmingly to be annexed by Russia is not only unremarkable, it is entirely predictable and the only realistic possibility.

Learn, too, just how much everything you have ever heard about Ukraine and Russia over especially the last several years is utter and despicable propaganda, meant to make you acquiescent, if not a participant, in atrocities.

And then see this to learn that however much Biden & Co.'s. policies toward Ukraine and Russia have enriched those sociopaths, they have been a sustained act of gross irresponsibility.

And then, damn it, spread these links around!!

BTW, WHILE WE'RE ON THE SUBJECT of Ukraine and Washington's gross irresponsibility, I must observe that the Biden administration's sabotage of the Nordstream pipelines is an act of war-- it is, functionally, a blockade, intended to thwart Russia's ability to conduct trade with European countries. At the same time, it is meant to thwart the ability of European countries to trade with Russia.

The pathetic effort of the Biden apologists to argue that Russia sabotaged its own pipelines should need no debunking among thinking people. For the rest, suffice it to simply point out that shutting off the gas to Europe by Russia merely required the closing of a valve-- which Russia had already done a few weeks ago, after enormous, long-lasting restraint despite endless European provocations-- not the destruction of the pipelines; and keeping available the "carrot" of resumed delivery was critically-important to Russia being able to benefit from the shut-off "stick".

The US sabotage of the pipelines is intended to prevent Russia from being able to resume the supply of gas; as such, it is the US that has "weaponized energy", not Russia. This has been done with typical Washington arrogance and ignorance-- the latter most notable, perhaps, in its disregard of Bastiat's wisdom that if goods don't cross national borders, soldiers will, and of the fact that the pipeline sabotage will drive energy prices here in America, as well as in Europe, through the roof.

Actually, I should be more careful. This is a display of arrogant ignorance unless Washington WANTS a wider war, and more devastation of American and European prosperity and security...

I think the world needs regime change in Washington. At the least, other members of NATO, whose access to energy at reasonable prices has just been thwarted by the sabotage of the Nordstream pipelines, should boot out the US for that offense and for its behavior under the Obama and Biden administration as an aggressive and now very dangerous trouble-maker on the world stage.

BTW, though both dated from before the Nordstream attacks, two good recent articles on the Ukraine business and US demeanor toward Russia can be found here and here.

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Aliens Wandering Around Texas ARE Illegals, Judge Napolitano

...and Abbott and DeSantis should be lauded, both for their faithful regard for their duty and for their political acumen.

I'M GENERALLY APPRECIATIVE of Andrew Napolitano's contributions to the public discourse. But in a recent article, Napolitano has aired a criticism of Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis with which I am compelled to take issue.

In his article Napolitano angrily accuses Abbott and DeSantis of crimes-- including kidnapping and human trafficking. The alleged offenses occur in connection with the transport of small numbers of illegal aliens from the random locations in Texas where they have found themselves after sneaking across the US (and Texas, and private property) borders to other places within the United States (most notably to Martha's Vineyard, to which DeSantis famously flew 48 or 50 of these aliens).

Napolitano is quite correct, I believe, in asserting that the relocations are done to make a political point, rather than out of direct concern for the well-being of the aliens. But he misses (or disregards) the point that the relocations are done out of concern for the well-being of American citizens, to whom Abbott and DeSantis have a duty.

Napolitano also overstates his case concerning the legal status of the aliens and the legal character of the relocations, asserting that the aliens are in the USA legally and asserting without evidence that their willing participation in the relocations is somehow accomplished by at least fraud (which Napolitano equates with "force"), if not worse.

I can't address the particulars of how the aliens were enticed to take the transports offered by Abbott and DeSantis. I imagine that these enticements involved pointing out to the aliens that as things stood, they were languishing in a harsh climate in districts without much available hospitality and in which they were decidedly not wanted, while elsewhere could be found "sanctuary cities" in which they would declaredly be welcome and which offered far greater opportunities for jobs and social services. As said, though, I can only speculate on this issue.

But I can say a few things about the legal status of these aliens.

TO BEGIN WITH, while US law at 8 U.S.C. § 1158(a)(1) provides that anyone who is physically present in the United States or arrives therein may apply for asylum, there are several significant qualifiers that apply.

Under 8 U.S.C. § 1225 (a) and (b) and related additional provisions of Title 8, aliens arriving in the USA under the circumstances of those involved in the relocations must be inspected by immigration officers. If such aliens do not declare an intention to apply for asylum on the basis of "fear of persecution" under the provisions of 8 U.S.C. § 1158, such aliens shall be removed from the United States without further hearing or review.

If the alien does declare an intention to seek asylum, such alien is to be referred to an asylum officer for an interview to determine of the credibility of the alien's persecution claim. If the asylum officer finds the claim credible, "the alien shall be detained for further consideration of the application for asylum." (8 U.S.C. § 1225(b)(ii), emphasis added). Determination that the claim is not credible shall result in removal from the United States without further hearing or review (although if the alien balks at that determination he or she is entitled to an immigration court review of the determination under subclause III of the same subsection "to the maximum extent practicable within 24 hours, but in no case later than 7 days after the date of the determination under subclause (I)" (emphasis added).

IT'S TRUE THAT THE PROVISIONS for initial credibility review by an asylum officer of an asylum claim do not specifically state that such review shall take place promptly. Indeed, those provisions don't even say that the initial inspection of aliens by an immigration officer upon arrival (or discovery) in the United States be done promptly. I suspect it is those omissions of the obvious that are being corruptly exploited by the Biden administration as the rationale for just leaving the illegals wandering around Texas with an alleged court date to which they will supposedly self-report sometime in the distant future.

But those omissions ARE of the obvious, as is made clear by the language that is found in the statutes. This includes the obligation for the detainment pending further proceedings of an asylum seeker deemed credible, and the provision specifying that judicial review of a determination that an asylum review is not credible take place "to the maximum extent practicable within 24 hours, but in no case later than 7 days".

Plainly, Congress means for aliens arriving in the United States to be immediately inspected by an immigration officer, who will immediately deport any not claiming asylum, and immediately turn any claiming asylum over to an asylum officer. That asylum officer is plainly meant to promptly make an initial determination of whether the asylum claim is credible.

If the claim appears credible, the asylum officer is to immediately detain the alien, pending further proceedings. If not, the asylum officer is to immediately deport the alien, with no latitude other that to afford the alien a hearing before an immigration judge within no later than 7 days.

SO, AGAIN, AN ALIEN arriving in the United States by simply walking across the border is to be deported out of hand unless seeking asylum. The only exception is if the alien declares a claim of asylum, upon which he or she is to be detained pending further proceedings-- even if the asylum application is deemed credible upon first consideration.

In every case, no alien who has waded across the Rio Grande should ever be left wandering around Texas. Those who are doing so do so illegally-- even if the offense is primarily that of the Biden administration officials who have failed in their obligation to faithfully administer the laws described above.

But that's not all...

In addition to all of the above, which establishes that those crossing the border and wandering about loose do so based on somebody's defiance of the law, there is the validity of the asylum claims I suspect every alien crossing the border is instructed to make. Very, very few such aliens, I suspect, can honestly make such claims.

Asylum claims under the provisions of 8 U.S.C. § 1158 rest on the claimant being a "refugee" as defined at 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(42)(A). Here is that definition:

(42) The term “refugee” means (A) any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

Virtually no one crossing the Rio Grande (or the border elsewhere in the southwest) can legitimately claim to be doing so to escape persecution from their home government because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

Seeking to move to a better economic climate obviously checks none of the required boxes. Nor even does a desire to escape a vicious dictatorship, or the aftermath of a natural disaster, or an ongoing war.

Unless a claimant can show themselves to have been a visible and vocal political dissident and targeted for persecution for those activities (or that others engaged in the same activism have been so targeted), the "political opinion" option won't apply. "Membership in a particular social group" won't work even for the LGBT-yadda-yadda-yadda types (or those who might claim to be such for the sake of asylum)-- at least not without renunciation of the "genetic hardwiring" argument they like to use as the explanation for their behavior. Membership in a social group is a chosen thing, and being genetically queer (or born into the wrong body, or whatever other such nonsense is alleged) doesn't qualify.

All-in-all, due to the specifics of asylum eligibility, pretty much every alien found wandering around Texas (or Arizona, or wherever) is dong so under false pretenses, and the willingness of the border authorities to turn a blind eye to that fact doesn't relieve the alien from culpability.

These aliens are ILLEGAL aliens. I hope Andrew Napolitano-- and other commentators who have leveled the same charges against Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis-- read this article and replace criticisms of these good and faithful governors with the compliments they actually deserve.

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I'M GOING TO CLOSE this immigration comment with a renewal of my prior call for Texas (or just some Texans) to stock the Rio Grande with crocodiles. As I wrote on this page in November of 2021,

CROCODILES IN THE RIO GRANDE. How about it?

Not namby-pamby alligators or caimans. Crocs.

20 ft. long, 2,000 lb. crocodiles-- the kind that keep alligators as pets.

Don't you think that might help stem the flood of illegals pouring across what is supposed to be a border? I do.

What's more, crocs in the river is a cheap, easy and very, very fast remedy to the illegal immigration problem. It could even be administered proactively by private, individual Texans if the state authorities drag their feet once the proposal is brought to their attention (responsibility for which I charge the very large, active and excellent Texas CtC communities-- both the state group overall and the especially vigorous Dallas/Ft. Worth buzzsaw brigade).

I suspect that once the scaly apex predators are first seen in the water human border patrol force-strengths could be cut by 99% everywhere except at designated, legitimate entry points. Upside after upside!

Let me know if you agree...

(Btw, click here for a little drill-down on the importance of immigration control.)

P.S. ON A RELATED NOTE, learn the truth about so-called "birthright citizenship" here (and about how that truth affects Kamala Harris's eligibility for office here).

"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

 

"All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed."

--I. F. Stone

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More Comments And Observations, In Brief

Overlooked "trans care" crimes; mislabeling of abortion; the real purpose of "identity politics"; and the truth about "emergency powers".

IT IS ARGUED that interfering with so-called "trans care" threatens the lives of children upon whom that "care" (actually, chemical and surgical mutilation-- see an in-depth discussion here) is to be administered. This hinges on the notion that without the "care" purporting to transition these children in facsimiles of the opposite sex, the children will suicide due to the unrelieved distress at being in "the wrong body".

But the distress experienced by these kids only arises because monsters have implanted into their naive, vulnerable and malleable minds the delusional "wrong body" notion, along with the idea that every anxiety the child experiences as he or she moves into adolescence (and as all children similarly situated have always experienced for all of human history) can be relieved by the provider-profiting mutilations being offered. Absent those implanted delusions, no child is going to harm him-or herself over the lack of "trans care".

The protection of the children from threat rationale, then, lies in cleansing the child of the distressing delusions, not in feeding or affirming them. And in the larger view, the protection of the children lies in harsh punishment of the monsters promoting and implanting the distress and the delusions. Every state legislature should, if found necessary in its current interpretation of its laws, add to its definitions of child abuse such promotion and implantation efforts, and any form of encouragement of the delusions.

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I FIND IT ENDLESSLY OBNOXIOUS to hear abortion described as a "medical (or healthcare) procedure". Abortion is no more a medical procedure than is ear-piercing or tummy-tucking from the standpoint of the woman seeking it, while always being the categorical opposite of a "medical (or healthcare) procedure" for the baby.

Every person debating the subject from an honest perspective should relentlessly denounce this deliberate false labeling whenever encountered.

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IN THE NEWS LAST WEEK was the gratifying election in Italy of Giorgia Meloni as Prime Minister. Among other media coverage of Meloni's surprise win was a brief speech given by Meloni some time ago in which she discusses some of her positions, one of which was an opposition to "identity politics" on the grounds that the artificial (and superficial) segregation of people into "identity" categories served to convert them into "consumer slaves. With all due respect to Meloni, I think she underappreciates the real issue with "identity politics".

The real purpose behind "identity politics"-- that is, the encouragement of everyone to see themselves first and foremost as members of a narrative-management-designated interest group differentiated by racial or gender or recognized preferences/interests (i.e., "black", "woman", "queer", etc.)-- is the replacement of natural and competing identities by which one might say (or think), "I'm an American, and Americans don't behave like that..." or, "I'm a Hendrickson, and Hendrickson's don't behave like that..." or, "I'm a Christian, and Christians don't behave like that...". Instead, the "identity politics" manipulators want to embed an identity whose behaviors are as dictated by the narrative managers.

Those managers dictate what "black women" care about, or what "gay men" prioritize politically, superimpose those directed views on the target group's perspectives, and pretend to the authority to speak on behalf of these groups. With all due respect to Giorgia Meloni, "identity politics" is really a deeply dangerous marginalization of individualism and transfer of power to the state.

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IT HAS RECENTLY BEEN REPORTED that the "authorities" being invoked by the Biden administration for various manifestly illegal edicts (like the transfer of liability for student loans to people who neither received them nor stand to enjoy the remunerative benefit of the education for which they paid) are "national emergency powers". In light of that fact, I think it's worthwhile to direct attention to the explanation and evidence of why and how all such claims of power-- at both the federal and state levels-- are invalid and criminal.

Find that explanation and evidence here.

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Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

You've got magic in your hands, if you will use it...

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The Income Tax Law, In Seven Pages

Really.

HERE IS THE LAW, IN 7 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW THE SCHEME WORKS, IN 8 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW TO OVERCOME THE SCHEME AND ENFORCE THE LAW, IN 256 PAGES.

Share these all, everywhere you can. Be your most creative self in sending and "selling" these links. Do memes; make gifs; respond to everything in the news that would be or have been better had the state been small, or if Americans kept their money for their own uses.

If you pay attention to the news and train yourself to apply these perspectives, you will see a dozen things of which you can make use in awakening other Americans to the virtues of having the income tax correctly administered. Please, for my sake, for your own sake, for the sake of your children and their future, make that use.

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Not Letting This "Crisis" Go To Waste...

...an important action item opportunity.

FRIENDS, THE SPORADIC BITS OF EASING of the despotic measures to which most of the country has been subjected under the fraudulent mantle of COVID-19 mitigation should not be allowed to bleed off the head of steam you probably had been developing. The offenses happened, and they're far from over. Stay hot.

And while you are all warmed up, and while others, if they're smart, are just as hot, I'd like you to send an email (and Facebook post, or whatever) with the following content to everyone you can (with a request that they pass it along, in turn):

[Name], since March of 2020 you've watched as over-fed state power has been used to literally destroy classical Western civilization and impose a new despotic paradigm. No dissent or debate permitted-- no permission or agreement sought.

YOU KNOW where this will end up if the arrogant state power being used to make this happen isn't radically diminished in size, influence, resources and popular support, and exposed as an opportunistic exploiter of legal ignorance (an ignorance which it has been nurturing in the average mind for decades).

Those things having not yet happened, you should be quaking in your boots-- and you probably are.

Isn't it time-- and past time-- for you to begin helping to make those desperately-needed defensive changes take place? There is only one way these things can happen short of a who-knows-what we'll-end-up-with explosion of violence. I'm going to show it to you.

Read this little two-page document. Click on the links at the end.

When you're done with that reading, you'll know what to do next.

BTW, REMEMBER, ALSO, THAT EVERY AMERICAN has lately been given a stark lesson in the fact that government officials at all levels will lie to you and violate the law without batting an eye. They will do so any time it serves their agenda, and you don't call them out for it.

If you know anyone who has been persisting in denial on the truth about the income tax, you know such nonsense is usually be grounded in some version or another of, "That can't be true..." or "They would never do something like that...". Now's the time to put a pin in that delusional bubble.

As the C19 hoax has starkly shown, "that" certainly CAN be true, and they certainly WOULD do something like that.

Use this evidence in all your outreach efforts.

"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

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Regarding Trolleries

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

 

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

Click here for the rest of this article

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But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only the cost of a cheap paperback.

Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support. No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to act let it be solely because it seems right.

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX IN DETAIL

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE RESOURCES

BE FAMILIAR WITH THE SCAMS, THE MISUNDERSTANDINGS, AND THE TROLL-POLLUTION

TAKE CHARGE IN YOUR STATE FORUM, HELPING EVERYONE TO THINK CLEARLY AND STAY ON TOPIC

All-in-all, just be the sort of person for others that you would go to yourself for trustworthy leadership.

Leadership is a challenge. But it's not complicated, and you can do it.

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Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word?

SKEPTICISM (SOMETIMES INVOKED BY FEAR) IS TO BE EXPECTED when you're trying to explain to someone that everything they've been encouraged their whole lives to believe about something as entrenched and significant as the income tax is basically nonsense. So here's a way to help cut through the resistance:

Ask your listener how he or she would react if you were to show an announcement from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue admitting that the tax doesn't apply to the earnings of most Americans and is misapplied most of the time because people don't understand how it works? Or how about if you showed a ruling from the Supreme Court saying the same?

Now you just have to explain that you're going to show exactly those things-- but because the state really doesn't want people to know this, these things haven't been said quite as forthrightly as we would all wish. It's going to take a bit more work to take these admissions in than is sufficient for just reading a press release. But it'll be worth the effort...

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The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool families and community groups, your neighbors, your family members, your pastors and co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs, members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth movement, other activist movements and everyone else, you have only yourself to blame for your troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which you might complain. It's on you.

WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI (weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.

Remember: Real Americans don't accommodate fog, lies and a sliding scale of adherence to the rule of law. Real American men and women stand up for the truth and the law, come what may, knowing that it is only by setting the bar at the top and enforcing it, come what may, that liberties are secured.

"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated."

-Thomas Paine

 

OUTREACH!!!

JOB ONE, PEOPLE!!! SPREAD. THE. WORD.

ONLY ONE THING WILL WIN YOU YOUR LIBERTY: Spreading the truth. Accordingly, I've assembled outreach resources into a new, dedicated page. Find it here, and please, USE THESE TOOLS!! I can't do this all by myself.

"In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

-George Orwell

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

Uncle Sam's Long Trail Of Wreckage

Very few policymakers even concede that Washington's overseas military adventures often have not turned out as planned.

by Ted Galen Carpenter

The leaders and most of the news media in the U.S. seem to believe that Washington’s foreign policy over the past several decades has been a success and benefitted both the United States and the world. That assumption wasn’t really true even during the Cold War, although that confrontation eventually resulted in the peaceful demise of America’s nasty totalitarian adversary. There was plenty of collateral damage along the way, with the suffering caused by Washington’s conduct in Vietnam and Afghanistan being the most glaring examples.

The performance of U.S. leaders after the Cold War has been even worse. An array of disruptive, bloody tragedies—most notably those in the Balkans, Afghanistan (again), Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen—mark Uncle Sam’s global trail of wreckage. The Biden administration’s decision to use Ukraine as a pawn in Washington’s power struggle with Russia is fast becoming the latest example.

Very few policymakers even concede that Washington’s overseas military adventures often have not turned out as planned. The news media, which is supposed to serve as the public’s watchdog, have routinely ignored or excused America's foreign-policy disasters. Instead, when one intervention fails, they simply move on to lobby for the next crusade pushed by U.S. leaders. Consider how few news accounts now deal with the ongoing violence and chaos in places such as Libya, Syria, and Yemen, even though Washington was a major contributor to all of those tragedies. Paul Poast, a scholar with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, aptly describes the conflict in Syria as America’s “forgotten war.” “That the war in Syria has become the “forgotten war,” he observes, “points to a more disturbing trend in U.S. foreign policy: The United States is so engaged in wars and interventions around the world that a conflict involving the U.S. military that has killed hundreds of thousands of civilians does not even register with the American public anymore.”

Daniel Larison, in a post on his Eunomia Substack, likewise notes that the pattern in Syria has been replicated in many other places, including Somalia. Despite the extensive human suffering caused by Washington's long war in Afghanistan, that episode is already fading in prominence now that U.S. troops are no longer in the country. Ukraine is the new center of attention, and the conflict there is portrayed in the same, simplistic, melodramatic fashion that has characterized Washington’s previous crusades.

The elites’ post-Cold War track record is not a pretty one. Even the cases touted as successes fail to stand up to scrutiny. Interventionists emphasize that NATO’s use of military force ended both Bosnia’s civil war and fighting in Kosovo. Although that can be considered a success, it is a partial one at best. Despite the passage of 27 years, Bosnia is no closer to being a viable, united country today than it was in the mid-1990s. The three antagonistic ethnic groups still refuse to cooperate, and the Serbs even periodically threaten to secede. By all measures, Bosnia is utterly dysfunctional, both economically and politically. Indeed, NATO’s military intervention merely may have postponed the day of reckoning.

The outcome in Kosovo was not much better. Tensions between the Serbian and Kosovar governments are sufficiently acute that NATO intends to increase its “peacekeeping” troop presence and take direct action if the situation gets worse. Belgrade still is unwilling to recognize Kosovo’s independence, a position shared by approximately half of the countries in the international system. The regime in Pristina and its NATO backers stubbornly refuse to let the predominantly Serbian northeast be governed by Belgrade, even though that concession might resolve the ongoing diplomatic impasse. As in the case of Bosnia, Kosovo remains a powder keg that could cause major problems for the United States and NATO. Yet the Balkan interventions are considered Washington’s great success story...

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...and then proceed to the afterword below...

 

Afterword

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”

-James Madison

I HATE FEELING OBLIGED to constantly speak of bad behavior by the United States (and I suspect that other pundits, Ted Galen Carpenter included, feel the same). But obliged we all are, not only for the fact that willingly or not, in some very concrete ways all Americans are moral participants in that bad behavior.

So, it's personal, and we all have not only a right, but an obligation to call out the crimes and the corruption. That's one thing.

The other thing is that there is so much of that bad behavior, and it is so impactful on the world... And really, there is a third thing: the genuinely exceptional and reverence-worthy principles upon which American was founded are so precious that their betrayal by those in control of the levers of power in Washington demands a calling-out as often as the malefactors offend, which, unfortunately, means continually.

HAVING SAID ALL THAT, and in light of Carpenter's recital of recent United States offenses (in just the foreign policy realm alone!) and Madison's wise observations regarding the ruinous dynamics fed by such offenses, I'll say no more, save only this:

We Americans DO have a moral responsibility for what is done by Washington, both in other peoples' homes and in our own. We also have a Founder-provided means for imposing a much-needed corrective on those who do bad things in our names.

One simple act by each individual American will do the trick, and it needs no approval or agreement from any institutional authority. That one simple thing will function as a catalyst, compelling the beneficial reorganization of our whole societal and political structure as a natural and inevitable process.

You can see a learn all about this solution in this little two-page paper. Read it, think about it, share it.

P.S. DO YOU WANT THIS ARTICLE to make a difference? It only will do so if YOU PASS IT ON TO OTHERS. Please do that.

Use the permalink address below to post on social media. Or use the "e-mail this article" link to send it to someone else by that method.

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A Little Extra

EVEN AS ARDENT A STATIST as Abraham Lincoln, in announcing his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in order to keep them paying the tariff for the benefit of Northern interests in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, paid at least lip service to the Founders design of leaving control over the fuel available to feed the fires Washington wants to light in the hands of the individual citizenry when he said, "Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite means..."

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith

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The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie

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Lawyers: It's Way Past Time For You All To Queue Up!

[Y]ou really need to familiarize yourself with Pete Hendrickson's absolutely magnificent work at his website and in his book(s). He has, brilliantly and lucidly, "cracked the code" regarding the federal income EXCISE tax(es)."

-Mark C. Phillips, JD

 

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

-Jerry Arnowitz, JD

 

"Your book is a masterpiece!"

-Michael Carver, JD

 

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

-John O'Neil Green, JD

 

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

-Eric Smithers, JD

 

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

-Nancy "Ana" Garner, JD

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

Are you ready for a challenge that'll put some real meaning behind all the effort you went through to get your credentials? Send me an email.

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-Jesse Herron, Bill Of Rights Press, Fort Collins, Colorado

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And don't miss:

Was Grandpa Really a Moron

picks up where 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About The Income Tax' leaves off.

Click here for more information

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

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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 (sixteenth) edition of CtC!

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 and suppressing 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!)

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Resources:

Selected Features From Recent Editions:

Because they seem necessary:

Cognitive Inoculations Against Selected Misunderstandings, Misinformation And Madness

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Global Uprising

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Humbly offered:

A Legislative Agenda For The Protection Of America's Kids And Culture

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A few comments on crickets, lesser meal worms, and the like, along with some great...

Pictures Worth A Thousand Words

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Mike Pompeo and CIA Sued for Illegal Surveillance of Assange's Visitors

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It may seem strange to hear this, but,

A "Right To Abortion" Is NOT A "Right To Kill An Unborn Child" (Or Fetus, Or Whatever Label You Prefer...)

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With all the darkness out there it's a good time to lighten things up, so...

Let's Celebrate Some Victories By The Good Guys!

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

White Slaves And Other Inconvenient Historical Facts

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It's about time...

A Welcome IRS Admission Debunking The "ARG44" Hoax

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Selected observations on current topics, starting with:

What The Evidence Suggests Is REALLY Going On In Washington, And Why

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The 1968-69 "Hong Kong Flu Pandemic Revisited

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This is not mere rhetoric:

What A REAL "Existential Threat" Looks Like

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Insight into one of the more important contests in this year's election, and,

A Showcase Of Today's Republican Political Spectrum

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Congress Showers The Pentagon With Cash While Americans Pinch Pennies

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This is not mere rhetoric:

It's Declaration Day

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Regarding the inherent anti-Americanism of EVs and the illegality of "preferred pronoun" punishments,

A Couple Of Quick Comments

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

How Sex Became Gender

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Sharing interesting information about a few things, including:

Key Facts About "Fossil Fuels"; A Miracle Medical Treatment; More...

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Purveyors of gender confusion have succeeded in a disturbing imposition of,

Life Imitating Art

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Going To War For Globalism

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As I celebrate more real American heroes, I have to ask,

How Many Times Does This Have To Be Said?

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The Founders understood, and we should, too:

Why Americans Need Weapons Of War

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Monkeypoxmania

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In a classic "disinformation" campaign,

'2000 Mules' Is Attacked With Shameless Lies

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Col. Douglas Macgregor Shares Important Truths About Ukraine

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Let's discuss something that doesn't exist under the rule of law...

A Few Words About Executive Department Latitude

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Now more than ever America needs to learn how to,

Bring 'Em Out Alive

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Brief comments on selected subjects of interest:

Potpourri

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Is There Any Chance of Restoring Our Lost Freedoms?

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I've explained this before but it matters more than ever now:

Kamala Harris Is Not Legally Qualified For Office

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Now that corruption has come to a head in the UK...

Lawyers For Julian Assange Must Be Sent This Material

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Kramatorsk Train Station Attack

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The brainwashing of the American people is deep in the spin cycle, and calls out loudly for some countervailing, truth-based,

Narrative Management

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The Magic Kingdom Is Coming For Your Kids

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As lunatics in Washington and many statehouses attack the civilization that made us prosperous and free,

Let's Celebrate Some New Victories By Americans Who Are Saying "NO!" To The Madness

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The US Press Again Becomes A Conduit For Pro-War Propaganda

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Along with some housekeeping notes, the Irish Letter, and a salute to Greg Abbott for a recent virtuous act:

Cutting Through The Mind-Numbing War-Monger Drumbeat

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

It's Always About Fear

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Three things, starting with:

I Keep Saying This-- Why Don't I Hear Anyone Saying "Amen"?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Why Die for Ukraine?

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At long last... but with caveats...

The CDC Finally Admits The Superiority Of Naturally-Acquired Immunity

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On "playing it safe"...

It's A Good Time To Remember That In The End, It's All On Us

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

A Tale Of Two Authoritarians

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At long last...

I Believe We Are About Ready To Turn The Corner

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Farewell, 2021, year of weird speaking

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It's that time again:

Resolution Day

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It's time to get serious; it's time to get angry.

A Recap Of The Recent Past And A Prescription For The Future

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The Malicious, Historically Illiterate 1619 Project Keeps Rolling On

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An uplifting poem by William Cullen Bryant which is especially fit for the times in which we find ourselves:

The Antiquity Of Freedom

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Winter is upon us, and we must take action against it.

Some Sober Observations-- Dark And Light-- To Consider As We Go Forward

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Biden's Bounty On Your Life: Hospitals' Incentive Payments For COVID-19'

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Virtue can be found all over this wonderful country of ours:

A Small But Bright Point Of Light

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Short takes on selected items in the news...

Comments In Brief

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This is important, especially now...

The REAL Story Of Thanksgiving

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The First "Climate Change" Diagnosis Is Here. It Will Not Be The Last'

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Catholic Archbishop Viganò calls for a halt of the goose-step march to madness and death.

A Thoughtful And Persuasive Rejection Of mRNA "Vaccines"

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Short takes on selected items in the news...

Comments In Brief

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'"The Public Good" Isn't Mark Zuckerberg's-- Or Congress's-- Priority'

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Putting the lie to a vicious narrative theme:

Those Saying "NO!" To "Vaccine" Mandates Are NOT Quitting Their Jobs

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Liberty in Peril'

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Here's a good way of knocking the pins out from under the evil narrative:

Getting The Numbers Right

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There's a lot out there to choose from...

Target Shooting

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'"Programmable Digital Currency": The Next Stage Of The New Normal?'

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You're familiar with the "stopped clock" metaphor, yes?

W. Is Right-- January 6 REALLY IS Just Like 9/11. Let's Talk About That.

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Julian, Beverly and Scott offer inspiration, uplift and the solution to today's dire peril to all with eyes to see and ears to hear...

Three Powerful New Video Testimonials To Share

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Covid, 9/11 & Forever War'

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Let's take a break from the C19 Kool-Aid madness and get pumped with the good stuff:

New Victories In Enforcing The Rule Of Law, Including A Nice One Over A Typically-Bogus Notice Of Deficiency

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Picking some of the low-hanging fruit on offer this week...

A Few Comments-- Nuclear And Otherwise-- On Selected Current Events

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'On Track For Calamitous Policy Outcomes'

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This should turn the tide, if shared around sufficiently:

Two Reports Tear A Gaping Wound Into The COVID-Coup Narrative

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Indian Bar Association Charges WHO Chief Scientist For Mass Murder'

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Offered in the hope of equipping an army of dissenters to the COVID death-cult:

A Quiver-Full Of Common Sense

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'We Will Not Comply: A Campaign Against Medical Tyranny'

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Among other ways in which the Biden/Harris claim to the White House is unraveling...

The COVID-19 - Election Fraud Connection

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Checking in on the true Americans who are standing up and starving down the dangerous beast:

More CtC-Educated Victories For The Rule of Law

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Because something really needs to be said...

Brief Comments On Selected Subjects In The News

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The FBI Is Orchestrating Its Own Terrorism Plots'

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Among other ways in which the Biden/Harris claim to the White House is unraveling...

New Evidence Emerges Of Election Fraud In Georgia

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Those just sitting on the sidelines and spectating had better get up and suit up.

The Assault On Liberty And The Rule Of Law Under The C19 Pretext Accelerates

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In rebuttal of a despicable and agenda-driven calumny:

A Few Words About Thomas Jefferson

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Pseudopandemic'

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Here's a very serious, very important question:

Declaration Day. Did You Do It?

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Hurray for the heroes!

More Victories In Upholding The Law And Defunding The Increasingly Rogue State

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You can't throw a stone blindfolded anymore without hitting five things that richly deserve it...

Random Comments On The Current Madness

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The 'Conspiracy Theory' Charade'

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No culture can long survive the embrace of delusions and denial...

Speaking Plainly About "Transgender" Madness

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People too often get this backwards:

The Second Amendment Is NOT For "Peaceful, Law-Abiding Citizens"

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Was There A Wuhan Lab Leak?'

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The The CtC-educated keep leading America away from business-as-usual political corruption...

New Testimonial Videos To Share, Along With A Very Handsome $158K Victory And A Very Obnoxious IRS Dodge

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In the news:

The Fauci Emails Are Being Furiously Spun By The Usual Suspects

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Dr. Anthony S. Fauci: America's Angel Of Death'

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There's a chance right now for a welcome reversal of a long-standing corrupt practice in Washington...

Clinton, Bush, Obama And Trump All Committed This Crime; Will Biden Do The Same?

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Why is it that...

Challenging Questions On A Few Selected Current-Event Topics

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Switching gears and going for some uplift:

It's Time To Celebrate Some More CtC Victories

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Ignorant World And What To Do About It'

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A disturbing little exercise in reverse engineering:

Have American Educators Decided To Throw Real Teaching Under The Bus?

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It's all about staying on subject...

Dealing With IRS Opportunism

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Sorting out facts and despicable fictions:

On "Vaccines" And "Variants"

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Political Economy Of Fear'

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It's a street-fight, with no rules honored by the opposition. So...

Are You Counting On The 2022 Elections To Set Things Right? Don't Be Naive.

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Why are Biden and the MSM not asking you this question:

Are You Ready To Die For The Neo-Nazis In Kiev?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'We Must Never Forget The Old Normal'

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See Prior Editions In Their Entirety:

Newsletter Archives

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Get All Newsletters As They Are Published:

Newsletter Delivery Options

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My interview by Lana Lotkeff for Radio 3Fourteen can be found here.

Find my YouTube channel here.

 

The upgraded Sixteenth Edition of CtC is Now Available!

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

Get The Short, Easy Intro To The Liberating Truth About The Tax

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 4- In 1537, the first complete English-language Bible is printed.  Two of the three translators suffer burning at the stake.  In 1777, George Washington's assault on the British garrison at Germantown, Pennsylvania is defeated by Sir William Howe.  In 1957, Sputnik 1 is launched.  In 1988, "televangelist" Jim Bakker is indicted for fraud.  In 2004, SpaceShipOne wins the Ansari X prize for the first private craft to successfully reach space and return twice within two weeks time.

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A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

You NEED to defend yourself and your kids against this now-high-inertia effort to destroy liberty.

Watch this fascinating 12 minute video on how climate data are misrepresented.

Then share this link with everyone you can

H/T to Jonesy for circulating this fun little meme and video link.

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Hey! If you're not getting the newsletter delivered to your email inbox every Monday, go to this link and subscribe to the group-- leave all options in their default states.

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Which Storm Is It Going To Be For You? 1776's? Or 1984's?

Choose wisely and well, and may the FOURCE be with you.

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No one can guarantee success in all they do in life. But anyone can guarantee that they DESERVE success in anything they do.

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Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

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Notes And Tips For Educated Filers

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

October 5- In 1143, Portugal is recognized as an independent kingdom by the Spanish throne.  In 1910, the Portuguese citizenry overthrow the monarchy and declare a republic.  In 1970, PBS begins broadcasting.  In 1986, Mordechai Vanunu's revelations about the secret Israeli nuclear weapons program are published in Britain's Sunday Times.  In 2001, the first victim of the post-9/11 anthrax attacks dies.

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A Two-Minute Review Of CtC

David Bindel reminds us that there's either the rule of law, or there isn't.

HEY! SAYING IT AGAIN!! DON'T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted? This is easy to do, and very important (plus it can get you some great LHC swag!). See (and carefully read) these guidelines and encouragements.

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Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

SEE MORE GREAT VIDEOS.

Learn how (and why) to share YOUR testimony, here.

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The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

This simple step will make a world of difference in how things end up.

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IRS Desperation Gets Truly Bizarre As CtC Warriors Continue To March Forward

A "Notice of Deficiency" for... $0. The most imaginative writer in Hollywood couldn't dream this stuff up.

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JFK conspiracy? No problem... Income Tax conspiracy? C'mon, man, don't be silly! How could that ever happen?!

Cognitive dissonance in action.

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Do You Know Who Pays For All That "Patriot Theater" At The Stadium?

Every victim of the "ignorance tax", 'cause it's all just statist consent-engineering propaganda.

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Hey, Gamers!

WAKEN TO THE REAL-LIFE ADVENTURE IN WHICH YOU ARE UNKNOWINGLY IMMERSED! Put down your controller and listen!

You are surrounded by an actual battle between villains, monsters and true heroes, all simply concealed from you by sophisticated spells which also keep you from engaging in the fight.

There are real great deeds to be done, and real treasures to be had for your efforts, and frankly, your real future is at stake. You just have to gain "the sight" in order to penetrate the illusions.

Visit losthorizons.com to get the counter-spells and get onto the real field of battle!

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

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

October 6- In 1889, Thomas Edison hosts the first motion picture screening.  In 1927, The Jazz Singer-- the first widely-screened "talking" picture-- opens.  In 2007, the first human-powered circumnavigation of the world (using a pedal boat, kayak, roller-blades, bicycle and simply walking) is completed 13 years after commencement.

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The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

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

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In light of the actual evidence, those who doubt or deny the accuracy and correctness of CtC just because some government officials denounce it are like the 16th-century Europeans who were mystified by Copernicus getting all those astronomical predictions right even though the church had said he was wrong.

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Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free' commentaries?

Set Your Church Free

Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's ministerial community. This must change.

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You're a passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular contributions of fuel from the passengers to keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable waterfall ahead, and note a soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger each day. What does common sense suggest?

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

CtC Warrior SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States "income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family! Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the liberating truth!!

Click here to take the test

Click here for more Tax IQ tests

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

October 7-  In 1777, the British are handed a massive defeat and loss of an entire army by American militia in the Battle of Bemis Heights near Saratoga, New York.  In 1868, Cornell University's opening day hosts an enrolled student body of 412-- the largest in any American university up to that time.  In 1959, the Soviet probe 'Luna III' transmits the first-ever photographs of the dark side of the Moon.  In 2001, the United States invades Afghanistan on the pretext that Osama bin Laden, a one-time CIA asset never yet charged with involvement in the events of 9/11 (due to lack of evidence, according to the FBI), is living there.

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

-James Madison

How About You?

Are You Governing Yourself?

Get The Knowledge, Reclaim Your Power, And Stand With The Founders

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

HOMESCHOOL YOUR KIDS!

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Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing

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Have You Taken A Military, Law Enforcement or Public Office Oath To Uphold And Defend The Constitution?

Renew Your Promise

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IGNORANCE TAX: An unnecessary income tax exaction suffered out of ignorance as to lawful objects of the tax and the means of its application by someone too lazy, frightened or misled to learn how it really works and to what it really applies.

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"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

The Choice Is This Stark

Wear this new T-Shirt proudly, and tell the enemies of the law that if they don't like Constitutional limits, they should find someplace else to live!

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

October 8- In 1871, fires break out in Chicago (The Great Chicago Fire) and Peshtigo, Wisconsin, on the west edge of Lake Michigan.  On the opposite side of the lake, conflagrations begin in Holland and Manistee, Michigan, and Port Huron, Michigan, on the eastern edge of the state (along with much of the rest of the "thumb").  About four square miles of Chicago is destroyed-- the other locations are consumed entirely.  All were quickly re-built by citizens unhindered by FEMA.  In 1974, the Franklin National Bank-- 20th largest bank in the country-- collapses due to fraud and mismanagement.  This is the largest U.S. bank failure in history to that time.  In 2001, George Bush announces the creation of the "Department of Homeland Security".

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'The BOSTONIAN'S Paying the EXCISE-MAN, or TARRING & FEATHERING' (1774) (How our forefathers responded to arrogant "Rule of Law defiers"...)

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The willingness of some people to trade liberty for convenience is without limit...

Regarding "Tax Reform"

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HELP SPREAD THE LIBERATING TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident."

-Arthur Schopenhauer

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

October 9- In 1003, Leif Erikson lands in North America.  In 1635, Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for opposing the administration of secular punishments for religious offenses and the theft of Native American lands.  He goes on to found Rhode Island.  In 1701, Yale University is chartered.  In 1888, the Washington Monument opens to the public.  In 2001, the second batch of "anthrax letters" is mailed.

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Last Word

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution

 

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About The Author

Pete Hendrickson is possibly the most effective lawyer in history, even while never having set foot in a law school, nor ever being a card-carrying member of "the bar". He is the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare �contributions� withheld from his earnings (along with all other property taken for federal taxes); further, since 2003 students of his legal analyses and arguments in �Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America�� (CtC), and its sequel, 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?' have been routinely retaining and recovering billions of dollars which otherwise-- wrongly, but as a matter of course-- would have gone to federal or state government treasuries. This despite concerted efforts by government to suppress his work, and in some cases vigorously oppose the claims by his students.

Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works are collected in his second book, �Upholding the Law And Other Observations�. He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of Michigan�s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across the country.

Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design, manufacture and installation firm.

Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the twelve years before his present full-time focus on the restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+ apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers. He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and distribution systems in four states, and designed and administered the company's website.

On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative force behind a small board- and card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several years.

Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next book.

� All written and graphic material on this page and website are copyrighted by Peter E. Hendrickson, unless otherwise attributed.