Monday, November 13, 2006

Friday, March 19, 2004

Another Letter From Dick Simkanin

10MAR04 A.D.

Dearest Bro Gene,

Thank you so much for your continued prayers on my behalf. Your intercessory prayers mean so much as our Lord, Jesus Christ continues to provide comfort and strength to me. Even though I do get depressed from time to time the Lord comforts me through people just like you when I need it.

The IRS just paid me a visit here in prison and put a $1.2 million dollar lien on me. After the IRS destroyed my business and the lawyers took all my money where do they think I'm going to get a million dollars to pay them, sweeping floors in a federal prison? Not to worry, God is still in control and through faith, the Lord is not done with me yet. Praise God, Praise God, Praise God. To Him all power and glory.

Now Gene, you don't have to get yourself arrested on my behalf. I'm not going to tell you to go ahead or not, because if they Lord is convicting you to do something, I certainly do not want to get in the way. Just make sure it's direction from the Lord.

I also received a copy of my PSR, Pre-Sentencing Report, you'd think I was in the same league as Capone, or Dillinger, you know, a real criminal. I did real bad things refusing to be a non-paid tax collector, not filing a 1040 form, and asking for a refund.

They also listed the heinous crime of driving without a license. According to federal law a driver's license is required in the pursuit of Commercial activity on the highway, not for private Automobiles, again only for commercial vehicles.

I fell in love with the Lord, and now the world hates me. Think about it, I'm supposed to owe the Feds over million FRN's and here they are taking care of me, spending $25,000 a year to take care of me!

Sure will be interesting to see how all this plays out.

As time goes on, I may actually have it better here in prison then a whole lot of people will have outside these walls.

The Proclamation on my web site quoted Heb 10:26-31, this is a promise from the Lord. Let us watch and see, Praise Jesus.

God bless you my friend,

Richard Simkanin
Political Prisoner
Christian Soldier

Monday, March 08, 2004

Bill Lear has been released from prison. Hear the interview at Gene.

Sunday, March 07, 2004

Tax Slave, Dick Simkanin, is scheduled for 129 prison sentence on April 30, 2004 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Be there.

Friday, November 21, 2003

I'm still waiting for pictures of Dick Simkanin and Bill Lear for posting on



I would like to second Wes Miller's wonderful comments - see below - in support of Joseph Banister. Saint Joseph School here in Wilmette Illinois is where our two older sons, Frederick and Thomas, go to school. Based on Joseph Banister's actions to support and defend the Constitution of the united states of America and the cause of freedom and liberty worldwide, I regard his actions as those which are aligned with the great saints from all the great religions who have walked the face of this earth throughout the ages.

December 2003 is the final month of this wonderful year of change that is transforming our world as the Divine Providence and Order of the Lord God's energy, light and truth continues to flow freely, seeking it's own glorious levels as it lifts all these boats that are mired in the mud of confusion and fears that have enslaved terrorized our world.

Joseph Banister did what very very few individuals have the guts to do: he stood up for the divine cause of truth and justice in our world. Because Joseph Banister knows that the power of Divine Truth does not come from him, he's willing to freely and unconditionally share what the Lord God Jesus Christ has been compelling him and guiding him to receive and share with others.

It is in the spirit of Wes Miller's statement of support - read below - I'd like to proclaim December 2003 as "Joseph Banister Month." Toward this end, We The People Congress here in Illinois will be organizing a "Judicial Corruption Week" on WBIG Am 1280 - - which will feature 6 days of 2 hours per day-morning of drive-time radio here in Chicago which will also be broadcasted on the Internet.

A full 2-hours of programming will feature the latest update in Wizard of Oz-like "flying monkeys" story of Joe Banister's TOP SECRET meeting during the first week of December on an isolated Coast Guard Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay in which the IRS is preventing any and all individuals from the general public from attending.

WBIG's Judicial Corruption Week Series will fun from Friday December 5th thru Friday December 12th. Morning radio host Ron Newman will be interviewing experts and leaders from across the political spectrum throughout our nation on issues, examples and cases involving judicial fraud and corruption at the local, state and federal levels.

Ron Newman will be interviewing Bob Shulz live for 2 hours in the WBIG studios during his visit here in Chicago - either before or after his 4-6 hour speech sponsored by the Chicago Libertarian Party on Tuesday, December 9th - see details below

Within the next few days I will be sending out a complete programming schedule for WBIG's Am 1280's "Judicial Corruption Week".

In the meantime, please read and pass around Wes Miller's wonderfully supportive piece on Joe Banister. This should be broadcast from the top of Mt. Everest to every individual throughout our wonderful world. This story should be proclaimed and shared with every single individual on the face of this wonderful world we live in. For the truth is FREE!! The truth that supports freedoms and liberties which we receive from our Lord God Jesus Christ cannot be claimed by Joseph Banister, me or any other individual on the face of this wonderful planet. But We The People are called to freely and unconditionally receive share this truth just as freely and unconditionally as Joseph Banister has been compelled and called to do so to We The People in the defense of freedom, liberty and truth which is Divine.

So December is Joseph Banister Month!!

So from today until the end of this year, please proclaim, declare and celebrate this vision from the top of every housetop, hill and mountain you can climb up. And after you are finished please take the time to sing God Bless America and our National Anthem. For war has been declared against We The People. And We The People must proclaim and share this transcendent vision of freedom, liberty, truth and justice going forward.

The time is now!!


Peace and God Bless,

Fred Smart
Evanston, Illinois



Featuring Robert Schulz, Chairman of We The People

Date/Time: Tuesday December 9th 2003 - 6 pm to 9 pm

Location: Jefferson Tap and Grill (upstairs loft)
325 N. Jefferson
Chicago, IL

Bob will be discussing:

· WTP Organization: Philosophy and Structure
· Petitions for Redress: Income Tax, Federal Reserve, Iraq Resolution, Patriot Act
· WTP's Class-Action Lawsuit
· Operation Stop Withholding
· First Annual Convention
· WTP Congress, County, and State Coordinators

Libertarian Party of Chicago - P.O. Box 1746 Chicago, IL 60609 312 409 2223


Subj: about a hero J Banister - from Wes Miller
Date: 11/21/03 8:18:07 AM Central Standard Time
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Every American should know about Joseph Banister - by Wes Miller

It seems the title of hero is an oft used and dubious distinction of late. And for some people, honoring an employee whistle blower is hardly worth the hero title and the accompanying accolades and notoriety. But consider Mr. Joseph Banister of San Jose, CA and his employer - the Internal Revenue Service for a moment and you may find something worthy of consideration in this unusual case. Maybe because we all do some “work” for the IRS.

Mr. Banister is currently the object of some pretty bizarre attempts by the government to shut him up due to his attempt to inform the American people about his internal investigation of the rules by which the revenue service operates and the true application of the laws they enforce.

As a gun toting former IRS Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent, Joseph Banister had heard some interesting testimonies from various citizens regarding the true application of the “tax laws” which he had sworn to uphold. As a Christian man he felt if he was going to bust into peoples houses with guns drawn, arrest them, lock them up and seize their property he should have a good law behind him.

His initial contact with a few of these Americans in the “tax honesty” movement had convinced Banister that there were some serious constitutional issues relating to the IRS interpretation of the US Code covering taxation.

In a nutshell Mr. Banister did what any good employee with serious questions about his job would do – he asked his boss. Well in government sometimes you have lots of bosses. So Joe asked all of the bosses, all the way up to the head of the IRS who at that time was Charles Rosotti. “Hey Charles, what about these conflicts which seem to be in the Bureaus interpretation of the laws?” Well the answer he got from his superiors was “good bye Joe” you’re no longer an award winning and trusted special agent – you are resigning effective immediately for asking such questions!

Wow! is this America?

So Joseph figures it’s time to help other good citizens understand the tax laws.

He writes about his experiences and his impressive knowledge of the code and begins to distribute that information to the general public. He writes an informative booklet called “Investigating The Federal Income Tax.”

So now the IRS is having a cow as they say.

Joseph has begun appearing in court cases on behalf of citizens brought to trial for following their proper understanding of the tax laws. Not only that but he has the company of numerous other former agents (isn’t it interesting how when agents learn of the true meaning of the laws – they become former agents?) who are all appearing not on behalf of the government but on behalf of the public.

The IRS decides that having Mr. Banister out there with all his knowledge is to “taxing” to their system so now they have taken the extraordinary step of demanding that Mr. Banister shut up - and they are bringing Mr. Banister to court to have a judge also shut him up.

I guess the constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech only applies if your speech follows the government line.

Curious thing about his hearing which is scheduled for Dec 1st of 03 is that the court doesn’t even want the public or the press to witness what happens.

Isn’t that interesting? Did I say “Is this America?” His appearance has been demanded at, get this - The Judges Office....Coast Guard Island - Building 54 C - Courtroom - Alameda, California 94501

We have learned that the IRS may try to lock out the press and public from the hearing. After initially being assured of a hearing location in San Jose, the IRS, on the eve of the hearing, has moved the venue to this Coast Guard military base island in San Francisco Bay. Conveniently for the IRS, the Coast Guard forbids the presence of the public on the island - period - as stated by Coast Guard security officers on the island.

America you should be outraged! Whether or not you agree with Mr. Banister’s conclusions about the law. He has a right to his day in court in front of all the world - not in an interrogation cell with a large light bulb hanging over his head.

This is definitely not America!!!

Please inform your elected representatives about this travesty!

Information about the facts and chronology of this case can be found at:

Additional “Tax Honesty” information can be found here: or here

copyright 11/20/03 (permission to reprint in entirety granted by)

Wes Miller PO Box 450 Ironton, MN 56455

Sunday, November 16, 2003

This is my 3rd trip through Arizona to give Ed $20 out of the church funds. He lost everything to the IRS about a year ago. Divine hands move us together. Gene.

Saturday, November 15, 2003

"Slavery Must Stop Here And Now!"

The other day, I was listening through the New Testament being read on tape, and I Corinthians 7:20-24 jumped out at me so much so that I couldn't get to sleep until 2 a.m. Let's have a look at the death blow God offers slavery of every kind.

In verse 20, Paul the Apostle is telling the church at Corinth that "servants" (ie. slaves) who are saved while already "servants" shouldn't go around causing upheaval in the society around them. When you get saved, don't be jumpy; rather, stay at your post.

In verse 21, Paul uses a Greek word which means "slave," as I've already alluded to above. The King James 1611 Bible could just as easily have been written, "Art thou called being a slave?" So Paul is telling slaves in specific not to run off or cause conflict with their master.

God does lay out a through-the-back-door moral challenge to both slaves (vs. 21) and slave owners (ie. "free" vs. 22) that they are to use freedom when it is given, assuming they are a slave. And the free person is to be as a slave to Christ Jesus (vs. 22). The moral idea is that slavery is not the preferred state of a person in God's eyes. So slave owners have to go to bed each night knowing that God wants everyone to "use" (vs. 21) any freedom they are given. This is the moral argument that led the United Kingdom and later America out of the African Slave Trade.

Now for the death blow to slavery. In I Corinthians 7:23, Paul, under the guidance of the Holy Ghost writes for us all, down through the ages, "Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the [slaves] of men." If you are a "free born Christian" or a "free now Christian," you are the purchased possession of Jesus Christ, by his finished work on the cross. As such, you do not have the authority to be a slave to a man or any system made by man.

Let's nail the coffin shut. The word, "servants" in I Corinthians 7:23 is the Greek word, "doulos." It means, "a slave," as I already indicated. But there is a linguistic nature to this word that is important. The word "slave" mentioned here is either "literally or figuratively," and either "volunary or involuntary."

So, a 'free born' or 'free now' Christian is instructed by God that they do not have the authority to become a slave to a man or a slave to a man made system, either literally or figuratively, either voluntarily or involuntarily. We are the property of Jesus Christ (vs. 23).

So whether you are a Christian Tax Slave in America, an Christian African sold into slavery in the Sudan or in Ghana, Africa, where I am to do the 41 day fast against the slave runners in November, 2004, or whether you are one of those listed on and a Christian, God's instruction to you is that you do not have the authority to be a slave to anyone but God. And God wants you free to do his work of Love.

You can't even "volunteer" to be a slave, according to I Corinthians 7:23.

Finally, in verse 24, God tells us that wherever we are saved into the family of God, stay. If you are born in slavery, don't fight it. If you are "free born" or "free now," then "be not ye the slaves of men," literally, figuratively, voluntarily or involuntarily. It is the instruction of your God.

My experience is that they are slaves who stand, speak, walk and work when told. They who tell you to do these things are not your master. Jesus is your master, and his instruction to you is not to stand, speak, walk or work when told by these presumed masters. Do not participate in their evil deed, lest you become a part of their enslavement effort and disobey God's instruction to every free born or free now Christian: "BE NOT YE THE SLAVES OF MEN!"

Pastor Gene Chapman