| Dear Friends,|
Last Saturday, March 27th, 2010, my guest on the Freedom Above Fortune Radio Show was Tom Cryer ( www.truthattack.org ), the attorney who learned the truth about who was liable for the federal income tax (not most Americans), who stopped filing Form 1040 because of what he learned, who was prosecuted for willfully failing to file Form 1040 and who was acquitted of all the failure to file charges leveled against him. Due to the similarities in our motivation to investigate claims that the federal income tax was being illegally administered and enforced, we decided that Tom would interview me for the first hour of the show and I would interview him for the second hour. This was truly a unique opportunity to hear the credible testimonials of a former IRS criminal investigator and a practicing attorney with over 30 years of legal experience describe how we were each prosecuted by the IRS and U.S. Department of Justice in retaliation for confronting the IRS about the agency’s fraudulent conduct and how we were each acquitted of all charges – a message that unsurprisingly the federal government does not want the public to hear.
The management at Liberty Works Radio Network ( www.lwrn.net ), the network that carries my show, informed me that not long after the broadcast began, the internet feed was cut yet as soon as the show was over, the internet feed returned. Based on the nature and length of the internet disruption and comments from various fans of the show, LWRN management believes that the disruption was DELIBERATE. Likely due to the fact that I did the show via a hard line telephone (as did my guest Attorney Tom Cryer) and that our voices were also transmitted out via traditional radio waves, the listeners in the Ocala, Florida area heard the entire show but the internet listeners were deprived of the opportunity to hear the show.
Fortunately, the show was recorded and we hope to provide a link to the archive of the show very soon. I will announce the link as soon as it is available. I just wanted to alert you to this occurrence so that you will keep an eye out for this phenomenon in the future. If the government is purposely sabotaging my show to prevent the American public from learning how one of the IRS’s own decorated criminal investigators confronted the agency about its illegal practices, then I need your help to overcome the government’s de facto censorship by spreading the word to everyone on your email list. Let’s turn any illegal government censorship effort into a benefit by making the message even more well known than if they government never censored the speech in the first place.
Until I can establish a link to last Saturday’s show, please pass this message on to your email list and alert them to a sampling of archived shows found at http://www.hearliberty.com/joebanister.html .
Don’t forget to participate in “Operation Stop Thief” ( http://www.truthattack.org/jml/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64 ) and the National Tax Strike ( http://www.taxfree15.com/ ) this April 15th. I also highly recommend that you watch the REALITY REPORT (#33) and forward this email or at least the link to the episode to everyone you know. More information is available athttp://restoretherepublic.com/category/reality-report .
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-I will continue to send a free Attorney Larry Becraft Research CD to any donor who donates at least $20 to me for my radio show effort – just make sure you mention that you want the CD gift. Don’t forget that Attorney Becraft (and some unsung heroes) created an incredible researching tool all in one CD-ROM. He has compiled the most comprehensive, easy to access history of the federal income tax laws I have ever laid my eyes on. The CD-ROM includes more recent information such as a report from a 1975 investigation of the IRS, Title 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations from 1999, the entire Internal Revenue Code from January, 2002, Statutes At Large 111 through 121 (105th Congress through 110th Congress – roughly 1997 through 2007) and earlier information such as the Revenue Acts of 1919, 1921, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1938, tax regulations from some of the aforementioned years, a mind-blowing 31 page “secret” memorandum written in 1945 later declassified regarding the history of the “Bureau of Internal Revenue” (which is the earlier name of the agency we know today as the “IRS”), the entire 1939 Internal Revenue Code, the entire 1954 Internal Revenue Code (prepared by the Joint Committee on Taxation in 1992). Many of these documents were created in word-searchable format so you can search for any specific word you can think of. It would take hundreds of hours to create such a resource from scratch and Larry’s hard work has saved us from doing so. As Larry told my listeners the last time he was on the show, it is critical for Americans to learn more about what the tax laws actually say – what the tax laws said in 1913 when the contemporary income tax came into being and what the tax laws have sai! d ever s ince then, all the way up to the present day. Donations by check or money order are gratefully accepted and can be made payable to "Joseph Banister" and mailed to me at 1805 N. Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701. Money orders or cash may provide a greater degree of privacy to the donor than checks so use your own discretion based on the degree of privacy you desire.
-Listen to the Freedom Above Fortune Radio Show on Saturday mornings from 7:00 am to 9:00 am pacific time by visiting www.lwrn.netand scrolling down to the bottom of the page for the “listen live” link.
-Check out the “Joe Banister Channel” on “Youtube” at http://www.youtube.com/user/JoeBanisterChannel or go to www.twitter.com and type in “josephbanister” into the “Search” box and then click on the word “Search” to the right of the “Search” box to find my “Twitter” page.
-For those who are unfamiliar with what has transpired to date in my battle against the IRS and other agencies and groups trying to silence my message, especially the recent acquittal on all charges leveled against me, please visit http://www.ninehundred.net/banister,www.joebanister.blogspot.com and www.freedomabovefortune.com (click on "IRS LOCKOUT UPDATE"). You can also find archives of informative radio shows at www.hearliberty.com Archives of my “Freedom Above Fortune Radio Show” that had broadcasted onWTPRN.com are temporarily available at http://mp3.wtprn.com/Banister07.html and http://mp3.wtprn.com/Banister08.html
-Prayers in support of this effort are always welcomed and encouraged. May we all focus on giving glory to God and obeying His commandments, especially the Commandment not to take His name in vain. Let us shower God with our devotion so that He will more abundantly shower our nation with blessings.
-Contributions to my legal defense fund are also welcomed due to the significant costs of defending against multiple and continuing government attacks. Checks or money orders are gratefully accepted and can be made payable to "Joseph Banister" to assist me with legal expenses and can be mailed to 1805 N. Carson Street, Suite C, Carson City, Nevada 89701. Money orders or cash may provide a greater degree of privacy to the donor than checks so use your own discretion based on the degree of privacy you desire.
-I also spend a significant amount of my personal time fighting this battle and speaking out. Your contributions help me keep the fight alive. Checks or money orders are gratefully accepted and can be made payable to "Joseph Banister" to assist me with legal expenses and can be mailed to 1805 N. Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701. Money orders or cash may provide a greater degree of privacy to the donor than checks so use your own discretion based on the degree of privacy you desire.
-Visit http://www.ninehundred.net/banister for more information as to how you can obtain information about my recent trial and contribute to my legal defense fund at the same time.
-My sincere thanks to those who have prayed for the success of our efforts and/or contributed to my legal defense fund. Your continued support is enabling me to illustrate, in detail and in a very public manner, that the IRS does not prevail against citizens because the agency adheres to the rule of law, but that the IRS prevails against citizens because the agency ignores the law, twists the meaning of the law, and overwhelms the citizen with economic and legal burdens. In a school yard, such tactics are called "BULLYING". In a government setting, such tactics are called "TYRANNY". This effort is the equivalent of ganging up on the bully and sending him to reform school where he belongs.
Joseph R. (Joe) Banister
Former IRS Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent
II Chronicles 7:14:
And my people, upon whom my name is called, being converted, shall make supplication to me, and seek out my face, and do penance for their most wicked ways: then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
George Orwell, 1984:
"You are a slow learner, Winston," said O'Brien gently.
"How can I help it?" he blubbered. "How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four."
"Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three.
Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane."