Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Former IRS Special Agent Requests Your Help Defeating TPP in House of Reps

Former IRS Special Agent Requests Your Help Defeating TPP in House of Reps

Dear Friends,

            My May 21st newsletter requested your help in convincing the U.S. Senate to defeat the “Trans-Pacific Partnership” or “TPP” that provides “Fast-Track” trade authority to the President.  Despite the fact that the only way individual senators could review the treaty was to travel to a secret room, read the proposed treaty one section at a time and turn in any notes before you leave, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of the TPP treaty.  (In my last newsletter I mistakenly indicated the legislator could not even bring a pen or piece of paper to read the proposed TPP treaty but is being able to prepare notes but then having your notes confiscated before you leave any less despicable?)

            Now the battle shifts to the U.S. House of Representatives, where passage will be more difficult than it was in the U.S. Senate, but you know that with the arm-twisting and backroom deals that are so prevalent in Washington we must make our voices louder and more powerful than those arm-twisters.

            As I indicated in my last newsletter, this “TPP” “Fast-Track” treaty arrangement is the worst of the worst.  The Congress has sold us down the river over and over again and don’t even get me started when it comes to U.S. Presidents.  But this “TPP” is the boondoggle of all boondoggles.  Can you imagine the audacity to even formulate a treaty that sought the approval of the U.S. Senate and the even greater audacity of the senate to have passed it last week?  The legislation is now being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives and it is there where we must stop it.

            We are fortunate to have organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an organization that innovatively informs the American people about the dangers to our rights and privacy, dangers often proposed and implemented by the very people we send to Washington, D.C.

            Here is just one paragraph from the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s analysis of the horror story known as “TPP”:

Your representative might think this so-called trade agreement is just about free trade, but they might not know how the copyright provisions and other leaked proposals in the TPP threaten the Internet, as well as users, developers, and start-ups across the country.

            You can access the EFF’s talking points memo for a summary of the dangerous provisions of the TPP here:

I urge you to read the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s entire analysis here:

            And then take action by calling, faxing or emailing a letter to your U.S. Senator telling them to vote against the TPP or any legislation that even remotely supports or advances the TPP.  Or go to this link to electronically and rapidly voice your opposition:

            Don’t forget that I have a “Twitter” account for those who prefer that particular method of communicating.  My twitter account concentrating primarily on current events and government corruption, tax matters and attacks on our Constitution and Bill of Rights is @josephbanister.  My twitter account concentrating primarily on spiritual matters and miscellaneous topics is @joebanister.

            Inviting others to join my email list on the right-hand side of my web page or follow me on “Twitter” is encouraged and appreciated.  You can view a sample of prior newsletters here.


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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 said ever since 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, Suite C, Carson City, Nevada 89701.  Keep in mind that money orders (with an anonymous payor) or cash may provide a greater degree of privacy to the donor than checks.  Also, consider using 1805 N. Carson Street, Suite C, Carson City, Nevada 89701 as the return address on your envelope rather than your own address because any information on the outside of a mailed envelope is susceptible to observation/transcription by government agencies.  See for more information.  Use your own discretion based on the degree of privacy you desire.  Attorney Becraft appeared on the Freedom Above Fortune Radio Show on September 18, 2010 and March 22, 2014 and May 3, 2014 and spent significant time on these shows discussing and explaining the contents of the CD - an archive of this show is saved at on the left hand side of the page under the Saturday, September 18, 2010, March 22, 2014 and May 3, 2014 headings.

-Listen to the Agent For Truth Show Saturday mornings beginning September 21st, 2013, mornings from 10:00 am to 11:00 am pacific time broadcasted on Truth Frequency Radio. Visit for show archives.
-Check out the "Joe Banister Channel" on "Youtube" at or go to and type in either "josephbanister" into the "Search" box or “joebanister” and then click on the word "Search" to the right of the "Search" box to find my "Twitter" page.  Keep in mind that my "@josephbanister" twitter account concentrates primarily on current events and government corruption, tax matters and attacks on our Constitution and Bill of Rights whereas my “@joebanister” twitter account concentrates primarily on spiritual matters and miscellaneous topics.

-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 , and  (click on "IRS Lockout Update"). You can also find archives of informative radio shows at .  

-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.  One “pet project” I have is to encourage film and television producers, directors, writers, actors and actresses to refrain from using God’s or Jesus’ Name in vain in their films and shows.  I will use my “@joebanister” twitter account and the hashtag #LordsNameInVainWatch to ask for your help in making public requests to film and television personalities to stop using the Lord’s Name in vain while pursuing their profession.  Let’s work together and speak up in defense of God’s Holy Name and 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.  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 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 as well as a biography with exhibits (scroll down the page).

-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
Standing Up To Government Bullies Since 1999

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.

Exodus 20:7:
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take the name of the Lord his God in vain.

Matthew 5:27-28:
You have heard that it was said to them of old: "Thou shalt not commit adultery".  But I say to you that whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her hath already committed adultery with her in his heart.

John 6:51-52:
I am the living bread which came down from heaven.  If any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world.

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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