the Code" presents a VERY viable and successful
alternative to being one of the "sheeple" and paying a tax that
does not even apply to most Americans. Private-sector earnings are not
considered "income" by the government, the law, and even the IRS
itself, when finally placed in a corner (or reminded enough). Thus one
can imagine why the Department of Justice is dead set on nailing point man
Pete Hendrickson, who brought us all this amazing information.
If Pete is indicted (as he now has been) and placed on trial and put away,
the CTC information will never go beyond its current popularity, and even
then, perhaps only the bravest will continue to file 1040s as they were
INTENDED to be used and collect their deserved returns. Pete is in trouble, fellow Americans!
WHAT'S GOING ON?
You can read about it on Pete's website, but in his
elegant and understated way, he may not make it clear enough ... for
important reasons. He feels it's vital not to scare new explorers away,
which makes sense. However, if we do not rally around Pete and
keep careful tabs on what happens here, AND
DONATE TO HIS LEGAL DEFENSE, the fascinating truth about income tax
in America may
die on the vine.
The charge: That
defendant Pete Hendrickson (and he is being sued by us! you, me -- yes!
-- "The United States of America vs. Pete Hendrickson") "[w]illfully [made] and [subscribed] any
return, statement, or other document, which contains or is verified by a
written declaration that it is made under the penalties of perjury, and which
he does not believe to be true and correct as to every material
matter." Thus, the shameful accusation: our Point Man
Pete DOES NOT BELIEVE WHAT HE IS WRITING ON HIS OWN TAX RETURNS. That's
a good one, huh? Imagine telling someone you're going to take them to
court because they don't believe their own words. How would you prove that??
It's going to be tough, but as we know, the powers that be are good at
making up the game as they go. We have to stand by Pete and not be afraid
to tell people about his book, website, and the wonderful possibilities they
open up. TPTB (powers that be) want to make us hesitate in every
regard, to think we're at risk too, to stop the growing elephant of freedom
in its tracks.
Who's going to read a book whose author
is in trouble? Aha! But he's not in trouble for the
content of his return ... he's in trouble for "not believing" what
he wrote on his return! If anyone can explain that, it's worth a
full-page ad in USA Today.
AGAIN, SUPPORT PETE. SEND $10
or $100 or more! IMAGINE IF EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES CONTRIBUTED
TEN BUCKS ... not only would Pete have enough for brilliant
legal defense, but we might see the end of this hydra that squeezes us for a
big chunk of our earnings every dratted year. As Pete said on a
recent radio show, "The income tax
is a benign and lawful tax, not the voracious monster we have come to believe
it to be." A reminder: The monster has developed only because we have been
fooled by the need to file millions of "information returns" --
those government forms that cause us to unlawfully rat on one another as
"federal earners" and thus compel us to pay the wretched and
usually inapplicable tax!
You can click on the word
"DONATE" above, or you can send a check to Pete Hendrickson at 232
Oriole Road, Commerce Twp. MI
48382. This is VERY IMPORTANT. If Pete prevails, it may CHANGE
the way income tax is understood by everyone in the United
States. If you have read
and benefitted from "Cracking the Code," send Pete the price
of the book ($25) again for legal costs! At least! Or buy
the book and give it to a friend. The
only way to squish them is to do the grassroots thing and be bigger and wider
and much, much more huge than they are. And little bits of $$ from
thousands of people will be terrific.
One thing readers at large may not realize is that Pete's trial will be a
watershed event for all of America.
True, you or your neighbors may never have heard of Pete Hendrickson, but his
work is ground-breaking and has the potential to put to bed -- forever -- the
extortion called "income tax." Pete's first fund drive
produced some $$ for his legal defense, but not enough. PLEASE
SEND MORE. It should be your pleasure to send in
even $10 -- in your own small effort to be part of a collective that not only
exposes the IRS but empowers Americans to use the law to their benefit -- as
it was intended. Once again, if Pete loses in this dog-and-pony show of
a trial, you will not feel good about recommending "Cracking the Code," will you ... because how can you tell
your friends to file their tax returns based on what they learn from a book
whose author has been convicted? Remember
-- the trial is NOT ABOUT THE WAY PETE FILED HIS TAXES.
It's about how he feels about what he wrote on the forms ... for PETE'S SAKE,
you say, that doesn't make any sense!
And it does not. But you know them. They can say anything and
make us spend a lot of money proving them senseless. Read Pete's story of his indictment and his need
for your help below.
IT'S THEM AGAINST US, AND IT'S TIME TO DRAW YOUR LINE
IN THE SAND
by Pete Hendrickson
"coalition of the corrupt" behind the systemic mis-application of
the income tax is frantically watching its decades-old
exploitation-of-ignorance-scheme collapse more and more rapidly (and
irretrievably) with every new reader of 'Cracking
the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America'.
That collapse accelerates with every new
victory on behalf of the rule of law by those readers.
So, the "claim all we want, by hook or by crook" mob is reacting
with a truly despicable effort to pre-emptively taint the book in the eyes of
those who have not read it (while avoiding any actual dispute of what CtC
reveals about the tax), and to simultaneously discourage those who HAVE read
the book from standing up and acting on the truth they have learned.
This two-pronged, desperately corrupt reaction takes the form of threatening
educated Americans who freely, honestly and knowledgably testify about their
own activities (and do so precisely as provided for by law) with criminal
charges of "not really believing" their own testimony -- when and
if that testimony fails to endorse the mob's claim to the victim's property!
This slimy effort takes the exploiting class further into the depths of
lawlessness than it has ever gone before, and for what? Nothing more
important than the preservation of the graft, corruption, payoff and
pandering opportunities furnished to that class by a scheme in which a
revenue river from our pockets to theirs becomes perpetual once it has been
successfully maneuvered into life -- as long as the American people can be
kept ignorant of the scheme's true nature.
Since managing to get this river flowing to its satisfaction during the
distracting crises of the 1930s and 40s, the exploiting class has since just
watched -- goggle-eyed and grinning-- as all that money endlessly pours into
its hands. They really like things this way, and now they'll do
whatever the rest of us let them get away with to preserve this
politically-insulated candy-store of a revenue stream. Sacrificing
things like the rule of law and the principles of due process don't get a
moments' thought. This crowd has always seen those as nothing but
inconvenient hindrances to its ambitions anyway ...
“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
“I didn’t say it would be easy, I just
said it would be the truth.” --Morpheus
UNDER ASSAULT -- A Final Escalation in the
Government's Corrupt Efforts to Evade the Truth About the Tax
Six years or so ago, some IRS flunky made the mistake of his or her career in
refusing to accept the return filed by my wife and me, leading to my
uncovering the liberating truth about the income tax. A
year later, some higher-level IRS stooge did it again, taking me into court
with allegations of "promoting an abusive tax shelter" by way of
CtC, and promptly losing three quick cases and killing that issue
Two years after that, a still-higher-level thug pushed the agency and the DoJ
to try to slow the spread of the truth about the tax by filing a "lawsuit"
against my wife and me, in which the federal courts are asked to order us to
testify to the government's specifications in order to create a pretense
under which we could be held liable for taxes which even the Treasury
Department's own internal records admit that we don't owe. This has
proven to be a sustained, still-ongoing embarrassment to the agency, the DoJ,
and the courts (and yet another definitive
affirmation of the accuracy of what is revealed in CtC).
Now another batch of these folks is daring another, and more significant,
embarrassment, by charging me with allegedly having "Willfully [made] and [subscribed] any return,
statement, or other document, which contains or is verified by a written
declaration that it is made under the penalties of perjury, and which he does
not believe to be true and correct as to every material matter."
(The details can be seen here.)
At bottom, of course, this assault is another effort by the government to
evade the plain words of the tax statutes, and to do so at the expense of
fundamental principles of due process.
In a nutshell, the proposition here is that one can be punished criminally
for declining to affirmatively endorse the government's self-serving pretense
about the nature of the tax. Consider: one can be punished for
refraining from speaking (by "failing to file") if allegations that
one has received more than the exemption amount of "income" have
been made by someone on (in this case) a W-2 (and one then must also abide
the certainty that whatever those allegations consist of will be taken as
true and one will be taxed accordingly, suffering an adverse financial
consequence for one's silence, as well).
On the other hand, these charges against me are a de facto effort to punish
me for exercising my right to testify, because I didn't simply adopt and
endorse the allegations made on the W-2. The end result is the
proposition that one can be punished unless one testifies to suit the
government's preferences (the doing of which, not coincidentally, always
results in a financial gain to the government).
THIS IS A "RULE OF LAW" CASE, NOT A "TAX
"But it is necessary
to the happiness of man, that he be mentally faithful to himself.
Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in
professing to believe what he does not believe... When a man has so far
corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his
belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the
commission of every other crime."
Imagine an America in which, say, a psychiatrist obliged to testify about
someone's mental condition in a competency or commitment hearing risks
prosecution for perjury if he doesn't express the opinion the government
wishes to hear ... Think about testimony in parental rights hearings
... In legislative hearings ... Criminal forensics ...
Nauseating thoughts, aren't they?
Now think about the doorway into that America which is opening right before
your eyes, as the government makes its first attempt to get away with this
kind of mind-bogglingly corrupt evasion of natural and Constitutional law, in
order to compel me to endorse its claim to my property, or punish me for
refusing to do so. That's what the assault on CtC is all about.
Remember, my odyssey to uncovering the truth about the tax began with the
simple proposition that I cannot be compelled to express, by way of a sworn
statement on a legal document, a view that I do not actually hold. As
is discussed in the introduction to CtC, at the beginning of that odyssey I
was routinely submitting tax returns of a “conventional” character, unusual
only in that they contained a disclaimer by which I (and Doreen, after our
marriage) declined to formally declare our earnings to be “income”, as that
term is meant in the relevant law. The government was still taking our
property (and never stopped doing so throughout all of the period involved in
the charges with which I am being forced to deal in this latest government
struggle against the inconveniences of due process and the truth about the
The IRS suddenly refused to accept our 2000 return unless we explicitly made
a sworn declaration that our receipts DID qualify as “income” (after years of
accepting these returns without a peep). We refused to have that
testimony dictated to us, as we did not believe it to be true. The
government’s apparent reliance on our doing so prompted my deep research into
the subject, by which I learned what DOES qualify as “income”, and why the
declaration sought by the government is so important to its scheme for
applying the tax to receipts which DO NOT objectively qualify as “income”
(obviously, in the case of receipts which DO objectively qualify as “income”,
a declaration would neither be needed nor wanted).
Since then, I have merely and simply declared what I believe to be true about
my receipts (which declaration necessitates rebutting contrary allegations by
others of which I am put on notice by way of “information returns” -- W-2s --
lest I otherwise constructively testify to the substance of those allegations
through acquiescing by silence). The process of rebutting these
allegations in a legally meaningful way involves the completion of a return,
and completing a return to that effect happens to result, by a purely
mechanical exercise, in a claim for the return of all withheld
property. That end result is not the purpose of the exercise, it is
just a byproduct. Speaking freely, honestly and accurately is the
What these charges are really all about is a government effort to compel me
to make a declaration that I know and believe to be untrue.
Furthermore, don’t forget that I am effectively compelled to say something,
since my silence (failure to file a return) in the face of allegations by
others on “information returns” to the effect that I have had receipts
qualifying as “income” in more than the exemption amount is treated as a
criminal act (even without regard to the adverse economic effect I would be
obliged to quietly abide).
This is what this outrageous case is really all about.
Of course, this case concerns the truth of the tax, as well. The fact
and hundreds of complete refunds of withheld, paid-in and
garnisheed property, lien releases, notice of deficiency closing notices, and
every other kind of concrete acknowledgement possible (along with innumerable
subtler acknowledgments) from the federal and more than 35 state and local
governments have been continually being issued for nearly five years now to
Americans across the country when they, too, have knowledgably declined to
declare their earnings to qualify as “income” is simply evidence of the fact
that without that endorsing declaration, those earnings do not, in fact,
qualify, and that what I know and believe to be true about the tax, and
explain in 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In
America', IS, in fact, the truth.
(In regard to these refunds, many have involved very detailed exchanges
between the tax agencies and the claimants-- sometimes going on for a year or
more, as anyone following my postings these cases over the years is
aware. See the Victories Highlights page and the Every
Which Way But Loose series for dozens of examples. Be sure to
click on provided links relating to each posted item on these pages to see
all the material and dialogue exchanged between the claimant and the tax
agency in connection to these events.)
To the government, that truth about the tax is the only thing that
matters. It wants to drive that truth out of the minds of those who
have learned it, and intimidate those who have acted on their knowledge into
reversing themselves, by simple, crude fear; and it wants to discourage
anyone else from ever learning it in the first place.
But to the rest of us, the refunds and other victories, and even the
liberating truth to which they bear witness itself, are not the core issues
here-- as is made clear by the fact that some of those victories involve
claims of as little as a few dollars (one is only $1.00). Nobody who has
learned that truth is invoking it for the money-- they are invoking it as an
exercise of their right to speak freely, honestly, and in a
legally-meaningful manner in dispute of allegations made about them by others
which they know and believe to be untrue.
This case is a speech, due process, and core Rule of Law case, pure and
simple-- not a “tax case”. Bluntly put, it is a "government
behaving lawlessly and abusively in service to its boundless arrogance,
ambition and contempt for the Constitution" case.
All real Americans will find their stomachs roiling at this embrace of raw
corruption by the state. All real Americans should be galvanized to
action, as well.
If you are, GET INVOLVED!! DONATIONS ARE SORELY NEEDED TO
FINANCE A LEGAL A-TEAM THAT CAN REALLY SLAP BACK!! Any amount you can
afford will help. Make them here, or by mail to Pete Hendrickson, 232 Oriole Rd.,
Commerce Twp., MI 48382.
MORE-- Send word of this corrupt
assault on freedom of speech, due process and the rule of law to everyone on
your lists!! Especially, ring the phones off the hooks at the Institute for Justice,
the Rutherford Institute,
the Center For Individual Rights, Judicial
Watch and every other organization that
fancies itself a champion of liberty and the law.
Do the same with the media -- your
local outlets, the national MSM and new media like LewRockwell.com, Vdare.com, Infowars.com and
so on. You may not be aware of it, but none of these folks know
anything about any of this (and some that may have heard of CtC
have had their impressions tainted by folks of the sort described in the
current 'Tax Tip',
or reflexively think "Oh, it's just that "Schiff", or
"Meredith" or [fill in the blank] stuff with new clothes").
You also may not understand that YOUR
bearing witness to YOUR study and independent verification of what is
presented in CtC,
and of all that I have been posting here over the years, is FAR more
influential with these folks than anything I can
do to excite their interest. YOU'VE got to do this, each and every one
of you, or it just won't happen.
Finally, send this newsletter to
everyone you know, EVEN OTHER CtC WARRIORS. For a variety of
reasons-- some doubtless benign, others perhaps not-- these newsletters are
not getting to everyone on my own mailing list. YOUR forwarding the
email you just got from me announcing this update will ensure that these
other folks get the news and can get involved.
P. S. If you see posts about
this subject in newsgroups, forums, etc. (or want to make them), please do me
the favor of posting my comments above (with links active), or, "Pete
has posted comments about this latest attack on the truth about the tax,
along with some important links, at www.losthorizons.com/LastShotForTheLawDefiers.htm."