By Joseph Banister
Attorney Robert G. â€œBobâ€ Bernhoft, founder and principal of the Bernhoft Law Firm has invited me to attend â€œFreedom Festâ€, â€œthe worldâ€™s largest gathering of free mindsâ€ as a guest of the firm on July 8th through July 10th. Not only is the Bernhoft firm a Freedom Fest event exhibitor but Bob Bernhoft and Robert â€œBobâ€ Barnes of the Bernhoft firm will be panelists for the session entitled â€œIs There Any Justice in America?â€ scheduled for the main event center on Friday, July 9th and both gentlemen will lead a breakout session entitled â€œThe New American Inquisition: How The Feds Have Criminalized Ordinary Business Practices and What It Means to You, the Successful Business Entrepreneurâ€. Bob Bernhoft and Bob Barnes are among 120 speakers expected to be present at this yearâ€™s event.
As my long-time friends and supporters will recall, it was Bob Bernhoft and the dedicated members of his firm who stepped forward to defend me against allegations brought forth in 2004 by the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Justice that I engaged in criminal violations of federal law while assisting and representing one of my clients. Upon reviewing the circumstances of the government case against me, the Bernhoft firm quickly recognized the absurdity of the charges but, given their collective experience regarding the â€œdirty tricksâ€ often used by the federal government, they nevertheless knew the serious risks that I faced. Despite the well-known clichÃ© that Americans are â€œinnocent until proven guiltyâ€, Bob and his firm knew that the reality was much different â€“ that no matter how innocent I was of the charges leveled against me, I would very likely be found guilty unless I could effectively COMMUNICATE my innocence to the jury. Bob and his firm were able to do just that! I provided the innocence and Bob and his firm COMMUNICATED that innocence to the jury. Some articles about my trial and acquittal are available on the firmâ€™s website ( http://www.bernhoftlaw.com/joseph-banister.htm ).
Bob Bernhoft and his firm have expended thousands of man hours on my behalf, many of those hours with little or no compensation, and he and the other attorneys at the Bernhoft firm have foregone not only adequate compensation for their services rendered on my behalf but have incurred SIGNIFICANT personal and professional risks as well for being in my corner. Bob and the dedicated professionals in his firm have never left my corner and those Americans who value the concepts of justice and the rule of law owe them a great debt of gratitude â€“ I know I sure do! The ladies and gentlemen of the Bernhoft firm are truly humble â€œunsung heroesâ€ in the battle for justice and the rule of law and I hope that my friends and supporters will always recognize them as such.
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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 visithttp://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 â€œFreedom Above Fortune Radio Showâ€ that had broadcasted on WTPRN.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.
-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 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.