Dear Friends,

My guest this week will be Bill Benson, co-author of “The Law That Never Was” ( ) and his attorney Jeffrey Dickstein ( ).  They will be discussing recent developments regarding the historic 16th Amendment civil litigation in which the federal courts have basically ruled that the federal government can accuse an American of making false statements and the accused is unable to rebut those accusations with facts and evidence proving that their statements were actually true.  The Freedom Above Fortune Radio Show is broadcasted on “The Micro Effect” Radio Network ( ) from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Pacific Time, every Thursday.  Listen in!  Call the show and ask a question!  (888) 747-1968.  Archives of the show are available but, unfortunately, the network does charge a fee for downloading archives of the show.  See for more details.

I would also like to announce the debut of the Freedom Above Fortune Radio Show on the Liberty Works Radio Network ( ).  Those in the Tampa/Ocala area of Florida can listen to the show on WIFL 104 FM “The Eagle”.  Those outside the Tampa/Ocala area can listen via the Liberty Works Radio Network website ( ).      The show is scheduled to run from 7:00 am to 9:00 am pacific time this Saturday morning May 9th.  We are still working out some technical issues so hopefully all will go as planned.

As I mentioned in a previous newsletter, Liberty Works is a different kind of network that provides a unique set of opportunities as well as unique challenges.  The network will be run largely on donations, yet it will broadcast on “traditional” radio stations (like WIFL FM “The Eagle”) AND the internet so that the broadcasts will potentially reach millions in the “online” public and the non-“online” public (reaching them in their cars and homes in the traditional “over the airwaves” manner).  Like many grass roots endeavors, this Liberty Works effort will be largely volunteer driven – no big contracts and signing bonuses here, but also no advertisers who might be scared away by “Big Brother”. 

I am hoping my friends and supporters are willing to support me spiritually and financially in this radio show effort.  First, please include this “Liberty Works” radio effort and all the show hosts in your daily prayers asking God for his guidance and protection.  Second, please consider sending any donation amount, no matter how small – send one dollar a month, send a quarter, send something to get this effort up and running and help me spread the word to our fellow Americans on a massive scale.  Be aware that the “tax enforcement apparatus” will do everything it can to attack this effort.  I am therefore suggesting that your support be conducted in “stealth” mode.  If you send a donation, use cash or blank money orders if at all possible to avoid disclosure of your identity through the banking system.  Also, use my mailing address, 1805 N. Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701, as a return address to avoid identifying yourself on the outside of an envelope.  I’m sorry that such “cloak and dagger” suggestions must be made in a country referred to as the “land of the free and the home of the brave”, but the bottom line is that the “tax enforcement apparatus” is famous for using the banking system and mails to identify those who have figured out their schemes, so protect yourself appropriately.

I will continue to send a free Attorney Becraft CD to any donor who donates at least $20 to my radio show effort – just make sure you mention that you want it.  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 said ever since then, all the way up to the present day. 

Again, the mailing address for donations is Joseph Banister, 1805 N. Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701.  Donors of $20 or more be sure to make it clear in your correspondence that you would like the CD-ROM gift.

As a reminder, the “We The People Radio Network” ( ), that had broadcasted my Freedom Above Fortune Radio Show since its debut, has terminated its operations.  Fortunately, 2008 archives of the show will be temporarily available at and 2007 shows will be temporarily available at .  There is already a sizeable group of fascinating guests and information archived.  Archives of the previous shows broadcasted by the We The People Radio Network will be available free of charge for an unspecified period so if you are interested in any of these shows you should act fast and download them.  Please also encourage others to download and listen.    


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-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 Legal Defense Fund" to assist me with legal expenses and can be mailed to 1805 N. Carson Street, Suite C, Carson City, Nevada 89701. Money orders 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 Legal Defense Fund" to assist me with legal expenses and can be mailed to 1805 N. Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701. Money orders 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 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.

-Tune in to the Freedom Above Fortune Radio Show hosted by Joe Banister every Thursday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Pacific time at .

-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.


Kind regards,

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."

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