Joe Banister (former IRS agent) is part of a dying breed – a man of integrity and honor who, despite the personal costs to him and his family, stood by the oath he took to preserve and protect the United States Constitution from all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC.
After researching the topic for almost two years, Joe discovered that his employer, the Internal Revenue Service, was operating OUTSIDE the law, it had no statutory legitimacy, and was engaging in criminal activity in forcing people to pay income tax in violation of their rights under the US Constitution. Thus the IRS is, in fact, a DOMESTIC enemy of the US Constitution – and all government officials, be they politicians, military or police, have taken oaths to protect and preserve the US Constitution from precisely such enemies.
What does it come down to? It comes down to this: INTEGRITY. Look it up! Integrity – are these men and women who took this oath willing to endure the consequences associated? Joe Banister faced this issue – he chose integrity, and we bless him for it.
Joe Banister, former IRS Criminal Investigative Division (CID) Special Agent and CPA, (Joe appears in Aaron Russo’s new film, "America: Freedom to Fascism") speaks here at Freedom Law School in Phelan, California.
Joe tells an amazing story – and one that has the clear signs of truth. He is no so-called "crazy tax protesting kook" as the IRS chooses to ridicule anyone who challenges the deceit for which it stands. Joe discusses how he came to realise the truth: that the IRS is operating outside the law, and that the 16th Amendment to the US Constitution (which the IRS claims gives it support to tax US citizens) was never ratified – and thus null and void.
On Thursday, June 23, 2006, a federal jury found former IRS Criminal Investigative Division (CID) Special Agent and CPA Joseph Banister not guilty of all counts alleging criminal tax fraud and conspiracy related to actions he took on behalf of a California business owner who had openly defied the IRS over several years by stopping withholding of all income and employment taxes from the paychecks of his workers.