Brian’s Column: Standing up for the Law, Part 1

High Noon for Americans as Pete Hendrickson
is convicted for filing truthful federal tax returns


This is a column that appeared originally in the old format on November 01, 2009. I’m transferring this column to the new format because it’s important information about how the system reacted to Pete Hendrickson’s discoveries about the ‘income’ tax… by railroading him on false information asserted by a judge committing petite treason. For the latest on the progress of the educated tax movement please go to Pete’s site: losthorizons.com.

Hendrickson Shafted Treasonously

In times of change, the Patriot is a scarce man:
brave, hated, and scorned.
When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him,
for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot.
— Mark Twain

In my movie review of the timely classic, High Noon, last week, I refer to the recent conviction of Pete Hendrickson[1] for filing “income” tax returns in accordance with federal statutes. [The conviction actually reads for filing fraudulently, meaning the judge and prosecutors were able to deceive a jury into falsely believing that Hendrickson did not file his returns in accordance with the law. Indeed, the judge actually misrepresented to the jury (at least three key) paragraphs from the applicable internal revenue code (IRC).]

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What the code states What the judge told the jury
Wages: 26 U.S.C. § 3401(a): For purposes of this chapter, the term “wages” means all remuneration for services performed by an employee for his employer. Wages: 26 U.S.C. § 3401(a): I instruct you that the term “wages” means all payments for services performed by an employee for his employer. The term wages applies to all employees and is not restricted to persons working for the government.
Employer: 26 U.S.C. § 3401(d): For purposes of this chapter, the term “employer” means the person for whom an individual performs or performed any service, of whatever nature, as the employee of such person. Employer: 26 U.S.C. § 3401(d): I instruct you that the term “employer” means the person for whom an individual performs or performed any service, of whatever nature, as the employee of such person. This definition applies to all employers, whether private or government.
Employee: 26 U.S.C. § 3401(c): For purposes of this chapter, the term “employee” includes an officer, employee, or elected official of the United States, a State, or any political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia, or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more of the foregoing. Employee: 26 U.S.C. § 3401(c): I instruct you that the term “employee” means any individual who performs services and who has a legal employer-employee relationship with the person for whom he performs these services.

The judge’s lies of course are “perjury”—I’m not an expert, but because the lies are not in testimony, perhaps the legal definition is not perjury, it seems treason would be more like it—and let’s ask the legal community, what is the penalty for treason by a federal court judge? Does some administrative panel take away the bitch’s Macy’s charge card?

Unfortunately, at this point, the Sunday evening following the conviction (and I presume sentencing), I do not have the latest news about all the gory details. Simply that the Prosecutocracy ignored the law, misrepresented the law to the jury, dismissed two jurors who expressed an interest in reading the statutes, and generally undercut and obscured any discussion of the truth about the federal “income” tax. Pete will appeal. This link from LostHorizons.com should provide you with status, along with the meaningful background and foreground.

The High Noon Factor

Pete’s situation and what it represents for Americans is a microcosm of Will Kane’s (Gary Cooper’s) search for deputies to face down the criminals coming into town. There are enough of us now, but it sure won’t hurt if all my Beanie VIPs educate themselves about the federal “income” tax and stop writing checks to the federal aggressor-class that they are not obligated to pay. Further, you are entitled to full refunds for what you have had wrongfully deducted or have paid in the past (up to three years back).

If you are a private citizen, you are not subject to a direct tax (unless it is apportioned); the income tax statutes and code–while intentionally obtuse–solely put into effect a nondirect, excise tax applying to the exercise of federal privilege: i.e. serving as a federal official or federal employee or officer of a federal corporation. That’s it. If you’re in one of these federally privileged classes, you are receiving “income” and it is taxable via the IR statutes and code. So pay up.

Private-citizen earnings and property are not subject to the income tax. Pete’s book shows you exactly where this fact is spelled out. Further, people filing educated returns have recovered, as of this date, more than $10,275,000, returned to thousands of filers of CtC educated returns. That’s the proof of the pudding as I see it. The majority of transactions with the Treasury Department are being handled legally and in accord with what the statutes and IR code specify. We need to encourage these federal employees who are acting legally to continue to do so… by filing educated returns ourselves.

It is obvious that higherup Treasury officials are defecating frisbees because of the new discovery–aided by the fact that the code was digitized in the 1990s enabling keyword searches–and they are devoting resources to scaring away would be educated filers. Typically, that means attacking and imprisoning leaders, hoping the truth will go away. That somehow by putting some good people in jail the naked emperor will be coming out wearing a splendid suit of clothes.

A Confluence of the Positive… IF we step up

So it’s High Noon, and time to help the marshal. These are exciting times for us all, to finally realize that, with respect to the so-called income tax, “ding dong the witch is dead.” I do not wish to treat the subject of the systematic deception and plundering of the American people for more than half a century lightly. But it is going to come to an end. Actually, more like a screeching halt… to the extent the American public learns the truth and stands up for it.


In addition to the end of the “income” tax as we know it, we are on the threshold of the end of the Federal Reserve System. We have also turned the corner in the 911 Truth Movement with Dr. Richard Gage, head of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, addressing the prestigious Commonwealth Club recently, demonstrating conclusively that the towers fell via controlled demolition of preplaced charges. Please, go to the AE911Truth Website to find all the presentations.

9/11 Truth, to me, represents, potentially, the biggest cathartic release of human energy[2] since we almost nailed the CIA killers and warmongers for JFK’s assassination (and will do pretty soon). There are several other forces converging as we speak, drug liberation, hemp liberation, justice for torturers, even my book, the Sacred Nonaggression Principle (2d “Kindergarten” edition due out January 2010). [Sorry I got carried away, but when you hook up with the freedom movement, it’s a pure-energy ride… and I haven’t even mentioned Falun Dafa.]


Getting back to the federal tax case…

Many of my friends and political allies and associates have not crossed the bridge to the full understanding of their “lack of obligation” that Cracking the Code provides. Further they are naturally apprehensive of taking any steps to confront or perturb so fearful a beast as the IRS… all those guns; all those badges; tens of thousands of snarling, arbitrary, evil lawyers of the Prosecutocracy; the jails; the penalties; so many Grand Inquisitors. Well, my friends, you need to read the book and man up (figure of speech: neither gender has an edge on moral courage).

It’s truly quite simple. A few weeks ago, Pete had a mailing to his list, where he posed the question, “What was the particular revelation that led you to see the light, to realize that the income tax is merely an excise applying to federally granted privileged occupations and earnings?” I responded in a personal email back to him, that what he helped me see for the first time is that the Founders believed direct taxes by a central government were evil incarnate.

From Adam Smith to his contemporaries among the Creators of political freedom (for the first time in history), they all despised capitations and direct taxes. The framers of the Constitution deliberately excluded direct taxes—a tax applying to a person in the exercise of his common right to earn a living and own property simply because of that fact (a head tax)—from the federal power… except as “emergency” assessments apportioned among the several states. Article 1, Section 9. And nothing has happened—not the 16th Amendment, not the arbitrary rules or fantasies of the federal bureaucracy—to change that prohibition.

The federal “income” tax, while it is applied deceptively as if it were a direct tax, is not written as such. It is, and has always been, since it originated in 1862, an excise tax… on the privileges associated with federal public office and employment. And that is what Pete—by virtue of having accessed the full electronically digitized body of law and regulatory code (only becoming available in the 1990s)—has discovered. He is the little boy plainly determining that the emperor is naked.

Now it is our turn. As citizens of this potentially great country, we must hold the government to its contract, to the rule of law. The Cracking the Code (CtC) warriors are out here now in droves, and they are routinely being treated by the IRS (and subordinate state taxing entities) in accordance with the law; they are receiving full refunds of “income” tax improperly withheld or paid, checks from the US Treasury… going back three years.

And so can you.

I’m going to conclude this piece by transcribing some key paragraphs that update you from Pete’s description of the recent legal travesty and its implications:


The jury in my trial came back with guilty verdicts on all counts.  Sadly, for several reasons the content of CtC and related materials never got presented other than in the most cursory fashion throughout the affair.  Various aspects of the trial will likely yield grounds for appeal, and I will pursue them accordingly.

Needless to say, I’m not happy, and my family is in serious distress.  But we will persevere.

You are the ones that make this possible, and I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers, your kind and heartening words, and your support throughout this ordeal so far.  I hope that you will continue in every respect going forward, and especially keep up your own courage and commitment in upholding the rule of law (though I have no fears on that score).

There is an old story
that I’m sure you all know, about a group of mice being preyed on by a cat.  One day, one of the mice has the bright idea of hanging a bell around the cat’s neck,
so that the mice will all hear it coming, and thus avoid being consumed.  Everyone agrees that
the plan is brilliant, but then comes the question, “Who will be the one to put the bell on the cat (and surely die trying)?”  Faced with that, no one acts, and the mice go on as abject victims of the hungry cat.

However, there IS a solution to that conundrum: If all the fellows of the mouse doing the belling act together in his support, the cat can be overwhelmed and the job can be done.

In this case, the mice are supposedly free men and women, and the task that needed doing was that of pulling back the curtain to reveal a corrupt lie by which everyone has already been victimized for decades, and would continue to be for decades to come.  I stepped forward and pulled back that curtain, and now the liars are trying to cut off my hand so that the curtain can drop back into place and their exploitations can continue unhindered.  I need my fellows to help, right now.

Donations can be made here.  Anything that you can afford to contribute– even if it’s just $10–will be helpful and much appreciated.

Many of you have already contributed to my expenses in dealing with this assault on the truth and our rule of law, and I am enormously grateful to all who have done so.  But just getting to where we are in this affair so far, has cost nearly $200,000.00 in legal fees.  Much more will be needed going forward in pursuing the appeal.

By the way, an alternative to simple donations that has another, special virtue is to purchase copies of CtC to give to friends, family and neighbors…

As it happens, the eleventh edition of CtC is now available, and so, even if just a single book is all that you can afford, this is a perfect time to give your older edition to someone needing to learn the truth about the tax and to give yourself a new copy with all the text upgrades, additional authorities and appendix supplements included to one degree or another in every new edition.  If your budget allows for more, discounts begin with as few as six copies.  Click here for ordering and discount information.

Above all, even if helping financially is simply beyond your abilities at this time, don’t let yourselves be cowed into silence.  Lies and corruption require darkness to thrive.  The light of public awareness is to them as daylight is to a vampire.

However, I simply cannot command the attention of the media.  The first thing anyone in the media does upon hearing from me is go to Google, and the first thing they find is a DoJ press release, or some other carefully-crafted, misleading page by an enemy of the truth which deliberately excludes all of the legal victories (and the legal shenanigans of the opposition), the hundreds and hundreds of practical victories, the facts about the disinformation campaigns and the other plain evidence of the actual truth of CtC-related events over the years, and which also excludes any of the actual content of the relevant law, of course.  Typically, the matter gets no second look, nor any skeptical investigation of these calculated misrepresentations.

YOU can get more traction, though, because you’re not saying, “Hey, look at my stuff!”  You’re saying, “Hey, look at this guy’s stuff!  I did, and it took awhile, but what I learned will blow your socks off, and it’s the story of the century!”

So please, stand up, loud and proud.  If you are in the media, or know anyone who is, please help see to it that informed, honest reporting is done about CtC and this current desperate, corrupt assault on the liberating truth.  And even if you’re NOT in the media officially, help me get the word into the new media, which matters at least as much.  Send me your video testimonials.

“Cowardice asks the question—is it safe?  Expediency asks the question —is it politic?  Vanity asks the question—is it popular? But conscience asks the question—is it right?  And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Please rise up and claim your freedom, now is the time, and you are the one who needs to act… or, if you’d rather cave in to the gutter tyrants, go ahead and avert your eyes, and, as Sam Adams put it, “… crouch down and lick the hands that feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!

Live free! The other choices are unacceptable to humans. There may be a lot to learn, but, trust me, in the common thrust to restore the republic, you will learn fast, among friends. Contribute to Pete’s struggle here.

Thank you. [Next column, part two, the spiritual growth opportunity.]

[1] Pete is the author of the most important book on US federal taxes since Article 1, Section 9 of the US Constitution: Cracking the Code: The fascinating truth about taxation in America. Thanks to his discoveries, federal officials generally have been following the law and have refunded to thousands of Americans more than $10 million in wealth wrongfully withheld by or mistakenly paid to the federal government as “income” taxes. Ref. LostHorizons.com.

[2] From my column “9/11 Truth and the Grand Awakening”: “My feeling is 911 Truth will become probably the largest component of a worldwide Shaka Buku[3] that’s already near completion.  I have this sixth sense that the Ron Paul phenomenon—all about restoring the republic and individual liberty—, the movement toward sustainable abundant living,legalization of hemp and decriminalization of marijuana, the antiwar movement, the voluntary community and commodity money movement, the decentralization movement e.g. the Free State Project, a general spiritual renaissance, and so many other citizen-empowerment strategies are coalescing on the world stage.  But of these, the dawning realization of the pathocracy’s role in 9/11, the Crime of the Millennium, will catapult our species into a whole new level of awareness.”

[3] From the movie, Grosse Pointe Blank, uttered by Debbie (Minnie Driver) to Martin Blank (John Cusack): a Shaka Buku is a “swift spiritual kick in the ass that alters your reality forever.”

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