A nice new batch of CtC victories; why Biden’s mandate is both wrong and illegal (plus more comments on current events); and the remedy to being ‘On Track for Calamitous Policy Outcomes’
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.
We won’t win by YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.
And The Hits Just Keep On Comin’!
New victories in enforcing the rule of law– including a nice win over a typically-bogus IRS Notice Of Deficiency.
FOR SOME TIME NOW my focus has been on the deconstruction of the American Experiment under the pretext of the “everything-is-different-now” media-made hoax of a dire pandemic from which there is no safety except in abject subordination to the notions and decrees of those running the state. I’ve been only occasionally posting victories on the tax front for celebration by the community.
That easing of focus on the “tax” aspect of the CtC message and the shift of attention to the “rule of law” part has no real downside. 18 unbroken years of victories and the sporadic deployment of lame pretenses of tax agency resistance to the CtC-revealed truth over the same 18 years have made the continuing presentation of more examples of either one unnecessary for the proving of any point.
BUT STILL, while the immediate threat of the C19 coup to all our well-being is of more immediate import, the happy victories by CtC warriors on the tax front offer great opportunities for uplift in otherwise pretty dark times. So, let’s enjoy a bunch of those victories this week, and take our hats off to the heroes!
We’ll start with…
MATTEA BITTNER, excellent daughter of the excellent parents Kiki Bittner and husband (see videos here and here), has secured a complete refund from the feds of everything withheld from her against the possibility that any of her economic activities were taxable– with interest:
Here is the return which led to this fine victory on behalf of the rule of law.
BRIAN FARMER has secured a nice victory reclaiming everything withheld from him and given over to Ohio during 2020:
Here is the return producing this victory (with Brian’s 4852s attached to show the withheld amounts, although they were not included with the filing, nor was the requested ‘Schedule of Ohio Withholding’, a new provision which Brian overlooked).
BTW, Brian says that the reason the amount on this refund check is slightly smaller than the amount claimed on his return is due to Ohio not being able to grasp his explanation that $30 of what had been withheld from him during the year had mistakenly been sent to an inapplicable local tax jurisdiction by the withholder after flagging the return over the discrepancy. The state recalculated the claim omitting the $30 (but adding interest to the amount of withholding it acknowledged due to the processing delay).
TIMOTHY BELL shares his three latest victories, starting with his complete refund from the feds of all withholding during 2020, plus interest:
Here is the return which produced this complete refund.
Then there are these two from Virginia, the first for 2019:
…pursuant to this return, plus interest (but with $476 held back by the state against Timothy’s 2020 Virginia claim, which the state had been holding back on awaiting his submission of the federal acknowledgment only just received…);
…and the next for 2016:
…pursuant to this amended return, plus interest, and after going through a few variably-corrupt hoops presented by the state.
Michael V. Johnson
MICHAEL JOHNSON shares his latest victory– a just-received federal refund of amounts withheld during 2018, plus interest:
Here is the amended return that produced this victory for the rule of law.
GABRIELLA CARDENAS, excellent granddaughter of the excellent David & Valerie Denning, shares her debut victory– a complete refund from the feds of everything claimed of what was withheld from her in 2020, plus interest:
Here is the return by which Gabriella achieved this win. (The careful eye familiar with the special provisions regarding COVID Relief Package unemployment in 2020 will note some mistakes made in computing this one, and there’s an error in the amount of withholding reported here, too. But according to my fairly careful eye, after the mistakes are all rectified Gabriella will have another $396 coming back to her– plus interest, which will be posted at that time.)
Piotr & Stephanie Bondaryk
NOW LET’S ENJOY THE NICE VICTORY LAST MONTH by Piotr and Stephanie Bondaryk over a spurious IRS “Notice of Deficiency” alleging a big tax and penalties liability concerning 2017. As will be seen, when Pitor and Stephanie confidently and resolutely stood their ground, the bogus allegations melted away.
The story began when the Bondaryks received this CP2000 “Proposed Changes” notice alleging shortfalls in their 2017 return– which had already been accepted, processed, and refunded in full (as can be seen on this page):
Piotr and Stephanie responded within a few weeks with this pointed refusal to play along. The IRS then sent a “we need time to think about what to do now” letter.
The delay letter was followed, a bit past the 60 days for which the agency had asked, with another letter. This one declared that “the information we have received was not sufficient for us to change our determination [on the basis of which the “change” proposal had been made]”, and went on to tell Piotr and Stephanie to expect a “Statutory Notice of Deficiency” within 3 or 4 weeks. 11 days later, that notice arrived:
Confident in their CtC-educated knowledge of the tax and the law– and resolute in their respect for the latter, even in the face of its “official” enemies– on April 15, 2020, Piotr and Stephanie again expressed their dispute with the now more-formalized false allegations of liabilities by which the IRS hoped to reverse its original and inconvenient loss of revenue to the couple’s proper claim of refund.
Months went by, until August 20 of 2020, when the IRS sent its next letter. This one acknowledged receipt of the Bondaryk’s last response to the paper assault, warned them that the now-long-since expired deadline for petitioning Tax Court was not extended by their response, and told the couple that the agency needed another 60 days to ruminate on its conundrum of having targeted its nonsense at well-educated real Americans who simply would not back down.
Piotr and Stephanie promptly slapped the agency sharply, with this. Two months later the IRS replied– but not to Piotr and Stephanie’s most recent broadside. This latest agency letter purported to reply once again to the April 15 response Piotr and Stephanie had made to the “Notice of Deficiency”, but this time specifically challenging the rebuttal of a payor’s “wage” allegations which is included in the couple’s return.
Piotr and Stephanie replied to that challenge of their “wage” rebuttal on February 3, 2021, with this specific restatement/clarification of their return testimony. The next thing to arrive from the IRS was a double-down on the scare notices:
However… when a few more months had gone by WITHOUT “payment [being] received immediately”, the tax agency threw in the towel. On June 10, 2021, it sent this letter acknowledging Piotr and Stephanie’s February 3 response and saying, “we need 90 days” to “process all your information”. About 9 weeks later came this surrender notice:
Here is an account transcript from the agency reporting more-or-less all of this sordid little story.
CONGRATULATIONS to Piotr and Stephanie! They’ve stood tall for the rule of law, in the snarling face of a junk-yard dog.
And while we’re in the congratulatory mode for this good couple, let’s mention two additional complete refunds Piotr & Stephanie have secured which have not been previously posted– federal and California for 2018:
Here is the filing that secured this federal refund;
SO, HATS OFF to Mattea, Brian, Timothy, Michael, Gabriella, Piotr & Stephanie, and Chris! Their great victories join those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here. Each constitutes another critical step toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.
Don’t you wish your victories were proudly posted, too?
That’s all there is to it!
BTW, DON’T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted, too, like Chris’s and David Dennings, and Brian Farmer’s and Kiki Bittner’s and all those others you can enjoy here? This is easy to do, and very important (plus it can get you some great LHC swag!). See (and carefully read in their entirety) these guidelines and encouragements.
Remember, it’s all about upholding the law, and that is YOUR responsibility. Awakening others to this high and honorable duty is the best way to make it happen.
“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
“Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked.”
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do.”
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them, and these will continue till they have been resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress.”
“A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves.”
-Edward R. Murrow
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
You’ve got magic in your hands, if you will use it…
A Few Comments– Nuclear And Otherwise– On Selected Current Events
Just the low-hanging fruit, you understand– Fauci’s outing as responsible for C19’s development; Biden’s fascist mandate; the Texas abortion law; and a few other topics– including a look at my recent antibody test results. There are only so many hours in the day, after all.
ANTHONY FAUCI has been outed even further as a major perp in the creation of C19 this week (by docs secured through a FOIA suit by The Intercept, here and here). Right out of the gate, useful Republican idiots and Fauci’s “plandemic” co-conspirators are trying to make China the villain responsible for the origin of C19 and give Fauci and other US malfeasants a pass. Don’t let this happen.
Likewise, even where the issue of identifying the culpable parties is left out of the calculus, those trying to spin the origin question are trying hard to keep the spectrum of possibilities confined to natural animal human transmission or a lab leak. Don’t let this spectrum get locked into place. Another possibility remains that the virus– whether found as is or enhanced with gain-of-function manipulation in the lab– was deliberately introduced into human circulation.
Don’t be shocked at the thought, and don’t be naive. A lot of very powerful people in governments and in commerce have been enormously benefitted by the pandemic. Many people looking at the kind of gains that have been realized, both in power and wealth– and especially the kind of people who naturally rise to the positions of those who have benefited— will do literally anything to secure those gains.
Consider: The sort of folks of whom we are speaking have– in your lifetime– sent and/or plumped for the sending of thousands of American men (and even some women) to their deaths, and scores of thousands into lifetimes of disability. These things have been dome in furtherance of missions to kill at least hundreds of thousands of non-Americans in Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Syria, and more.
These same folks financed and facilitated the killing of more in Yemen, Ukraine, Georgia, Iran, and many other places. And all of this has been done simply in service to the perpetrator’s ideological or commercial interests. Why on earth would you imagine that such folks would stick at seeing to the killing of a bunch of strangers in order to make the world more to their liking (a change they may even tell their egomaniacal and sociopathic selves would be for everyone’s benefit– at least, the benefit of those who would be left alive when the dust settled)?
“There is no safety for honest men but by believing all possible evil of evil men.”
Let’s not forget, as well, that preparations were apparently made for the exploitation of the “pandemic” well before C19 officially appeared on the scene. There was the notorious “Event 201”, for instance (discussed here, in the context of a push for “vaccine passports” in Europe dating back to 2018). There was the networking (or better, web-spinning) groundwork on behalf of “The Great Reset“. There were the preliminary legal actions put in place by Democratic operatives prior to C19’s official appearance which were designed to capitalize on an apparently presciently anticipated unprecedented massive interest in mail-in ballots, as discussed and documented here and here.
Now, all of this may have just been a series of remarkable coincidences, of course. But maybe not, too. Re-read Burke’s admonition, above, and keep your mind, and the spectrum of public discourse, wide open.
SPEAKING OF THE REVELATIONS of Anthony Fauci’s culpability in the yelling of “pandemic” in a crowded theater, I find it a suspicious coincidence that within days of The Intercept’s dangerously attention-focusing exposé being published that the Sundowner-in-Chief (h/t to Matt Taibi for the bon mot) announced the immensely-distracting proposition of “vaccine” mandates. Maybe I’m just overly cynical…
Of course, that “vaccine mandate” deserves a few focused words here, too.
Let’s start with a very brief recap of why there is no credible rationale for pushing the “vaccine”, each point of which also establishes the illegality of coerced medical treatments in this case:
LET’S ALSO TALK about those fears of C19. Unlike smallpox (the disease involved in the Jacobson v. Massachusetts case to which many enthused about violating the rights of millions of people in order to quell their own delusional fears), which has an infection fatality rate (IFR) of 30%, C19 has an IFR which averages around 0.15%.
By itself, that tiny 0.15% threat figure fails to rise anywhere near a number capable of rationally justifying the invasion of single person’s body, much less those of millions. But the threat level is even further qualified downward by additional factors.
For instance, other than those of people already over the average ages of mortality, almost all the fatalities involved in that 0.15% IFR for C19 occur because of exacerbating conditions which are themselves already fatal threats to their victims (see this and this). In regard to those exacerbating conditions (comorbidities), ANY respiratory illness, even so little as the common cold, is as likely to cause death as is an infection with C19.
Those victims making up the 0.15% IFR for C19 not falling in the categories described above serve even more poorly to justify “vaccine” mandates. Those in that cohort have inflicted fatal vulnerability upon themselves, through their own bad behaviors, such as by becoming obese or profoundly unhealthy in other ways. The solution to such problems is obviously the responsibility of those responsible in each case, and none of them are a proper cause for violating the rights and bodily integrity of others.
OKAY, ALL OF THE FOREGOING POINTS stand on their own as legal strikes against Biden’s fascist “vaccine” mandates. In particular they each stand strongly against any attempt to rely on the deeply-flawed Jacobson ruling in its defense.
But there are other strikes against this proposed crime which, although more challenging to the modern, deeply-conditioned typical American perspective, offer correspondingly greater benefits for being aired and argued. And right now may be the singular time in which that airing and arguing has its best chance of dramatic success due to the viscerally-glaring impropriety of Biden’s plan.
You see, Biden and his co-conspirators rely for the mandate’s legal authority on an “Emergency temporary standards” provision of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (as amended). It can be observed, of course, that requiring individuals to accept the irreversible injection of an unwanted biochemical concoction or face economic ruin, or requiring business owners to impose such a requirement or be economically ruined themselves can hardly qualify under a “temporary remedy” provision. But that’s just the least of the problems with this OSHA reliance.
The fact is, OSHA is grounded in the Constitutional delegation of authority to “regulate commerce among the several states” (provided in the Commerce Clause). That delegation has been treated by the courts as conveying virtually unlimited Congressional authority over anything NOT actually involved or engaged in commerce among the several states but which Congress creatively pretends to have an “effect” on such commerce (the regulation of which is therefore– goes the pretense– an element of regulating such commerce).
But that expansive treatment of the “commerce” regulatory authority has only taken place since 1937, when FDR threatened to pack the Supreme Court unless it began seeing things in this bent way. That is because it is an invalid construction.
Prior to the court-packing threat and SCOTUS’s craven prostration, 150 years of American lawmaking and jurisprudence had seen not a glimmer of any such manifestly unconstitutional pretense about the Commerce Clause. And no surprise, considering its obvious inherent disharmony with myriad actual provisions of the Constitution.
To help cement this point, let me share with you a portion of a post from a few years ago in which I quote a Supreme Court ruling from 1936 which sternly decimates that expansive “interpretation” of the Commerce Clause authority so institutionalized today, and upon which Biden’s “vaccine” mandate relies:
So, I imagine my point is now obvious– Biden HAS no actual authority under OSHA for his “vaccine” mandate. A vigorous resistance by all good-hearted Americans to this pernicious assault on our liberties and the very concept of a rational rule of law should help today’s Supreme Court– equipped with a lately-rare collection of enough justices likely to see these legal issues correctly, and to recognize the significance and fleeting character of the window of opportunity before them, might result in a proper decision there on the “mandate” thing, with long coattails of virtue trailing behind it.
HOWEVER… in my very sober and seriously-offered opinion, no one should wait on, or rely on, any ruling from any court as the measure of the proper response to this “mandate” outrage. Biden and his handlers have taken a step too far, and whether a court says so or not, it cannot be tolerated.
I will leave it to each reader to find his or her way to the implications of that viewpoint.
I will also share the observations by the now very serious-minded satirist J.P. Sears in the video below, which go nicely to the point. And I will BEG you all to share the post above (the link is https://losthorizons.com/N/162.htm#2) with EVERYONE you can.
I know lots of folks have been posting lots of things responding to Biden’s attack, many rich with apt dudgeon and strong and sometimes well-reasoned words. But though it pains me to say it myself, none will be as useful to the cause as what I have said here.
NOTE: For some further observations concerning the Commerce Clause authority (and its misuse over the last 84 years), see ‘The Mouse That’s Roaring’ and ‘Even Solitary Candles, Once Lit, Can Roll Back The Darkness’ from the collection, Upholding the Law and Other Observations.
Even after the hammer-drop above, there are still a few things to say on some other related and not-so-related topics, so…
H/T TO PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS for posting this graphic (with the apt comment, “I suppose Fauci will say Ivermectin only works for blacks…”):
Remember, a big part of the plandemic is the pretense that there are no treatments for C19, so you will conclude that your only choices are death or the “vaccine”– and compliance with lawless autocratic decrees. The object is the gain of power for some, and for others of money… and, of course, to get a so-called “vaccine” into your body for as yet unknown reasons.
Everyone involved in the fear-mongering, the lies about treatments and the seizures of power– and all the death and destruction that resulted– should face strict accountability.
BTW, these data modeled in the graphic above thoroughly mirrors, supports and updates with more current fatality data observations that I posted about the use of hydroxychloroquine in Africa and Papua New Guinea, here, almost a year ago…
Maybe seeing that will help encourage people to carefully read and diligently share the rest of my posts on the subject of C19, starting with the broad overview here.
IMAGINING THAT SOME may be interested (since most have likely never seen one of these, and they may soon become important in some circumstances), here is an image of my recent C19 antibody test, taken about four weeks after my infection became apparent, as discussed here:
BTW, after hanging on ’til the end of August, the sinus infection that annoyingly accompanied my C19 event faded away. My sense of smell is slowly returning now, too, thank goodness.
FINALLY, LET’S SHIFT ATTENTION to the Texas anti-abortion bill that has lately been causing a stir in certain quarters. I will first say, “Well done, Texas!” For the moment the law appears to be having its intended effect, and some number of children are alive today who wouldn’t have been without this very creatively-designed solution to the noxious practice.
That said, it must be recognized that every possible equally-creative legal assault will be made on the new law. Until all of those assaults have run their course, the durability of the law will be very much in question.
With adverse challenge outcomes possible from what are, after all, likely to be hostile courts, and in order to equip other state legislatures with another very solid, very difficult to attack alternative approach to curing the abortion epidemic, I offer the argument from principle and the practical implementation outline to be found in this paper (as presented in my second book, ‘Upholding the Law and Other Observations’). Please read it and share it.