2007 Tax Freedom Rally

Sponsored by Free Enterprise Society - 209-966-7040

October 19, 20, and 21, 2007 - Printer friendly Flyer CLICK HERE



Award Banquet - Tom DeWeese

President of American Policy Center

is one of the nation's leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education, and American sovereignty and independence.


An authority on the North American Union which the president is trying to force upon America without congressional or the peoples consent.  This is a must see talk on the issue. Learn what can be done to stop this from occuring!


A native of Ohio, he's been a candidate for the Ohio Legislature, served as editor of two newspapers, and has owned several businesses since the age of 23. In 1989 Tom led the only privately-funded election-observation team to the Panamanian elections. In 2006 Tom was invited to Cambridge University to debate the issue of the United Nations before the Cambridge Union, a 200 year old debating society. Today he serves as Founder and President of the American Policy Center and editor of The DeWeese Report. Tom also heads up an Internet news site called www.Freedom21.com.


For 40 years Tom DeWeese has been a businessman, grassroots activist, writer, and publisher. As such, he has always advocated a firm belief in man's need to keep moving forward while protecting our Constitutionally-guaranteed rights.


TOPIC: Is the Security and Property Partnership the beginning of a North American Union? Is our government quietly working to create the equivalent of the European Union in North America? Who is behind it? Is it a danger - to our economy, to our security,  to our national sovereignty and independence?


Dave Champion

Founder, Nontaxpayer.org
Founder, Nontaxpayer.org and the nation's leading expert at living successfully as a nontaxpayer.  Mr. Champion has 15 years of experience in assisting Americans live successfully as nontaxpayers. His book on the American income tax system, "Income Tax: The Final Word" is due out in early 2008 and will be the definitive work on the truth of the income tax.  Former IRS Criminal Investigator Joseph Banister has called Mr. Champion "one of the nation's top legal experts on the income tax".  Mr. Champion is also the host of his own weekly talk radio show, "Dave Champion's American Radio" www.americanradioshow.us

The Income Tax Truth and Gun Rights.


Tommy Cryer

Beat the IRS In Court!

 Longtime ShreveportLouisiana , attorney, Tommy K. Cryer, is no stranger to conflict and controversy.  The Hall of Fame attorney, an honor graduate of LSU Law School and member of the prestigious Order of the Coif, has a reputation for taking on issues no one else would and, on a number of occasions, he has made new inroads in the legal world.  But now he has thrown down the gauntlet in front of the mother of all 800 pound gorillas, the Internal Revenue Service, and the mama gorilla has picked it up.  The only thing certain now is that someone is going to be hurt.

The story began over a decade ago when a friend told Cryer that the income tax was a sham.  Cryer did not believe a word of it and thought his friend had gone off the deep end.  Learning that his friend had decided to stop filing tax returns, Cryer determined to research the matter, show his friend where he was wrong, and keep him from getting in trouble with the IRS.  That is how a two-year research project began, but it did not turn out the way Cryer expected.  Sporting a wry grin, Cryer said, "That just goes to show you that no good deed goes unpunished."

His research not only included the tax laws themselves, but went past the first income tax in 1861 to the drafting of the Constitution and included reading hundreds of cases, Congressional archives and tax laws from 1913 to present.  Cryer learned that although his friend had only a piece of the picture, he was right.  "The Tax Code and its regulations are carefully and," he adds, "ingeniously crafted to deceive," said Cryer.  He explains that the answer is not in what the laws say, but rather in what they do not say, and those provisions that are revealing are either hidden within tons of verbiage or behind double and triple negatives.  And, more importantly, he says, he knows why.

So Cryer decided he would also stop filing returns and would challenge the IRS if and when it came to call.  This resulted in "Failure to File Income Tax Return" charges being filed by the IRS.  The jury said NOT GUILTY on all counts! www.gcstation.net/liefreezone/

TOPIC: His big WIN Against the IRS on July 11th.


Sherry Peel Jackson

Former IRS Agent

Sherry Jackson, CPA, CFE, has over 21 years experience in public, private, and governmental accounting. Mrs. Jackson has performed financial reviews, compliance audits, fraud audits and financial training seminars. Additionally, Mrs. Jackson has provided consultation to clients supporting implementation of internal control recommendations and business and financial management principles. For the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Mrs. Jackson investigated fraud and embezzlement, helped prosecute bribery suspects and managed special investigation projects. Now, on the other side, Mrs. Jackson consults with and educates Americans that want personal and financial freedom. Mrs. Jackson is trained as an expert witness and has been involved in litigation support. Mrs. Jackson is well versed in many aspects of accounting and finance, and has begun teaching people how to keep what they earn, protect it, and make it grow. Mrs. Jackson is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She holds educational seminars around the country. www.wakethepeople.com

TOPIC: Her story of how she found out the truth about the income tax. How she repeatedly tried to get answers to her questions from the IRS and to this day have not answered her questions.


Rae Copitka & Loma Wharton

Federal Tax Liens

Protecting our fundamental rights is the most important thing we can do.  Loma and I believe that it's our responsibility, as the PARENT of our Government to show some backbone, stop the treason, DO ANYTHING you can to show that you know the pecking order and who's in charge!  We are starting at HOME in our city and county and believe that is where everyone should start.  We are going after our County Recorder and other officials for FRAUD because of the way they file Federal Notice of Tax Liens.  We believe that working from the bottom up we will be more successful in a shorter period of time.  Come see what we are doing, as a small grass roots group in Oregon, to change our future!

TOPIC: Had success in California, Hawaii and Washington. Guide details this process which you can do in your county!


Joe Banister

Former IRS Special Agent

 is believed to be the first and only IRS Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent ever to conduct an off-duty investigation about claims that the federal income tax is fraudulently administered and enforced and then confront top IRS officials about the validity of those claims. After confronting said officials, including his own supervisors, he was encouraged to resign. He resigned from the IRS on February 25, 1999.

Joe is a graduate of San Jose State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He earned a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) certificate from the State of California in 1991, but left the practice of public accounting in 1993 to accept appointment to the Department of the Treasury, IRS Criminal Investigation Division, as a Special Agent (Criminal Investigator). In addition to his investigative duties as a sworn federal law enforcement officer, Mr. Banister was appointed the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (O.C.D.E.T.F.) Coordinator and Asset Forfeiture Coordinator for the IRS Central California District. He qualified as an expert marksman and assisted with firearms and defensive tactics training.

When Joe was faced with the reality that the Internal Revenue Service had no intention of addressing these serious issues, he knew he had a moral and ethical duty to inform the American people not only about his investigation, but about the failure of the Internal Revenue Service to provide any rebuttal to his research and the agency’s suspicious reluctance to discuss the matter at all. He has been doing so since his 1999 resignation from the IRS. For more information, visit www.josephbanister.com and www.freedomabovefortune.com.

NOTE: Joe Banister is featured in Aaron Russo's critically praised documentary, "AMERICA: Freedom To Fascism."

"FAVORED FED" TO "ENEMY OF THE STATE" IN TWO YEARS FLAT - How one of the IRS’s own criminal investigators blew the whistle on the fraudulent administration and enforcement of the federal income tax.

Joe Banister will describe his transformation from "favored federal agent" to “enemy of the state” for simply pursuing and speaking up about the truth. During the eight years since his IRS resignation, the IRS and U.S. Department of Justice, with the help of a largely complicit “mainstream” media, have “pulled every dirty trick in the book” to discredit and silence him, including soiling his reputation and accusations of defrauding the United States of America. Joe’s presentation will expose the various efforts the government and media have used to discredit him so that you can judge for yourself whether or not his efforts are sincere and whether or not the IRS is truly committing fraud against the American people. Don't miss this enlightening and vital presentation about which affects all Americans by former IRS insider and now brave whistleblower, Joe Banister.


David vonKleist

911 Video Producer

Dave vonKleist has spent his career in the broadcast industry as a professional TV/radio announcer and as a professional vocalist for commercials and independent recording projects. He was staff announcer at WTNH-ch8, New Haven, CT (ABC affiliate) 1990-1995, and at WFSB-ch3, Hartford, CT (CBS affiliate) 1995-1996. He also hosted the “Dave Riddell” show, a three-hour afternoon drive-time talk show at WATR AM-1320, Waterbury, Connecticut.

Dave is an accomplished musician, vocalist, songwriter and performer of over thirty years. His albums “Will Someone Listen” and “Music to Die For,” contain significant songs dedicated to the issues of the day, such as: “Where are the Voices that Care?” the national Gulf War veterans song, and “The Ballad of Michael New,” which was dedicated to the Michael New Defense Fund, and “OK Can You See?” which questions the official story of the Oklahoma City attack. www.gulfwarvets.com/daves.htm

He is the producer of several documentaries, including “9-11 In Plane Site,” a compilation of network footage that has created world-wide controversy. His other accomplishments include writing, directing and editing the comedy television show “Spotlight Tonight.” It was voted “Best Show” and “Best Directed” show at the 1984 Laurel Cable Awards, which was syndicated to 110 stations nationwide.

He and his wife, Joyce Riley vonKleist, presently co-host “The Power Hour,” a radio talk show, and devote most of their time to obtaining assistance for sick Gulf War veterans through the American Gulf War Veterans Association in Versailles, Missouri. For more information on The Power Hour, visit www.thepowerhour.com.

When it comes to the 9-11 Truth movement, why are certain subjects and topics banned from open and honest discussion? Why are certain areas of investigation sanctioned and approved while others are shunned and condemned? Why is there so much infighting, backstabbing and finger pointing going on? Common sense dictates that infiltrators and detractors are set amongst resistance groups and researchers who challenge authority, and the 9-11 Truth Movement is no exception.

One of the most controversial debates in the 9-11 investigation is whether or not terrorists were solely responsible.  Or was there a plot to make them the patsies in an elaborate government planned black-op designed to create a fraudulent war, destroy a financial Albatross (WTC towers), destroy the rights of Americans, and reap obscene war profits?

TOPIC: New DVD "911 Ripple Effect" Since the release of "911 in Plane Site" the Main Stream media have tried to keep this information from the people. This shows the lies by the media to stop people from seeing the truth.

Dave will be the Master of Ceremonies for the entire event.  He will also be performing music and entertainment at the Saturday Night Awards Banquet. Don't miss it!


Robert Schulz

Director of We The People Foundation in New York. 

Bob has an engineering degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (1963), and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Xavier University (1969). He completed most of the course work for a Ph. D. in Public Administration at the Graduate School of Public Affairs, State University of NY.

Bob has held significant positions in industry (General Electric), in government (Connecticut, New York State, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), on Wall Street (Prudential-Bache), in business (founder and CEO of a consulting firm), and on the radio as a talk-show host (with WROW in Albany, New York).

Bob received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force in 1959 and he answered his country's call by volunteering as a ship's engineer during the sea- lift to Vietnam in 1966.

However, this work and these assignments are not Bob's principal reason for being.

Although he is not an attorney, he is not unskilled in the law. For the past 22 years Bob has been occupied with an abiding concern about wrongful governmental behavior and has been carefully evaluating governmental behavior, comparing that behavior with the requirements of the State and Federal Constitutions and unhesitatingly confronting improprieties and conflicts in the courts, professionally, intelligently and rationally. Bob has performed the research, prepared the briefs, and argued cases in the highest state and federal courts. At least one hundred fourteen (114) decisions have been rendered in cases he has brought against unconstitutional and illegal governmental behavior, often with other citizen-plaintiffs.  www.givemeliberty.org

TOPIC: New lawsuit filed in Iowa on Vote Fraud!


Attorney Larry Becraft

Great Constitutional Attorney

from Huntsville Alabama. He is licensed in Alabama, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court as well as the following federal appellate courts: the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits (excluding the First and DC Circuits). He is also admitted to practice in several federal district courts.

He handled many winning cases:  Vernie Kuglin acquittal, 17 acquittals in the Franklin Sanders case and most recently he was lead counsel in the Tommy Cryer acquittal.


TOPIC:  What is your goal in restoring Freedom?


Ted Gunderson

Former FBI Chief

27 Years with the FBI.  He had 700 personnel under his command and a 22 million dollar budget.


TOPIC: Conspiracy Exposed. Ted exposes conspiracy, Pearl Harbor, Oklahoma City, WTC 1993, Ruby Ridge, Waco, 911, and others.


Peymon Mottahedeh

President of Freedom Law School

is an Iranian, Jewish-born immigrant, now an American Citizen, who despite having a four year University Degree, found himself ignorant of his rights as an American Citizen. Peymon decided to educate and empower himself by seeking this knowledge. Peymon's self-study of the law lead him to create Freedom Law School in 1996 so that he could assist others in living a FREE life. Peymon will share how YOU can live FREE of IRS harassment and robbery NOW with knowledge, preparation, and support, and join with others to take back America from the clutches of the big banks, corporations and their politicians!  www.livefreenow.org

TOPIC: Can you live FREE of IRS fear and tyranny?


Steve Hempfling

Director of Free Enterprise Society and your host. 

Born in Ohio and raised on a farm, Steve Hempfling learned about individual rights and the U.S. Constitution from his father who was active at preserving freedom. His father was in a coalition trying to stop "unbacked" paper currency from being issued during the John F. Kennedy Presidency. Steve Hempfling has a degree in electronic engineering and has worked at Texas Instruments and in the "Silicon Valley," located in California. In 1985, he helped found Free Enterprise Society along with Verl Speer and George Hill. He put his money where his mouth was and challenged the IRS to prove it had a law to require Americans to file income tax returns. That was 27 years ago. Today, Steve Hempfling is the current Director of Free Enterprise Society (www.welcome.freeenterprisesociety.com).

And the IRS....well they still have not proven that anyone is required to file and pay an income tax.


Steve Hempfling will adeptly give a comprehensive seminar on the basics of Income Tax Problems and its relation to the Constitution.   He will also cover some current activities.



Tom Cryer

Sherry Jackson

Tom DeWeese

Dave Champion

Rae Copitka & Loma Wharton

Joe Banister

Robert Schulz

Larry Becraft

Ted Gunderson

David vonKleist

Steve Hempfling

Peymon Mottahedeh



Speakers that come to the FES Rallies are eager to share information with you.

They are not paid to speak but are willing to come and spend several days to help restore lost liberties. All are true American Patriots.

Sometimes due to court schedules or illness or airline problems a speaker will not appear.  If this happens we will usually provide another informative speaker at the event. 

When a substitution is made, the new speaker will be substituted on the Tape, CD or DVD orders as well.