CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Sunday Aug.13, 2023 — The people of Tennessee are being harmed by political appointees and government employees under the guise of an American novelty, “law enforcement.”
By David Tulis / NoogaRadio Network
➤ On Friday, Dave Altbritton of Cookeville, Tenn., appeared in superior court of Cook County, Ga., a seven-hour trip from his home, where it was agreed that four criminal charges would be dropped. He said he is ready to proceed to trial by jury, and the prosecutors, whose job is to extort as much much with a little work possible, offered the deal: “We’ll drop the charges if you agree to forfeit the bond money,” F$700.
➤ On Saturday, a Rhea County sheriff’s deputy “stopped” a minivan bearing the American flag on the rear bumper instead of a so-called license plate. Taylor Brown, the young woman inside, showed him papers from her prosecution on “driving without insurance” and “resisting arrest” charges from Hollywood Ala., where she made an appearance last week. The judge insists on trying the case, though she insisted “waiving the court” in municipal jurisdiction to be tried in a court of record. Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., police have charged her husband for “driving without insurance” and set a date with him before city court judge Mart Lasley.
Across the country, city governments and county sheriff’s departments arrest, detain, fine and harass people on the roads who have done no wrong nor violated any law. Yet cops blue light and arrest them for financial gain and for the satisfaction of subjugating other people.
Traffic enforcement, going back to at least 1938 in Tennessee, is a growth industry and a continuing evil forbidden by God’s Word in many places.
“A charge is a conviction,” says John Ballinger of Jefferson City, Tenn., who for years has fought tax and traffic cases. “Just being charged is being convicted. They charge you, say, with not a having driver license. They charge you with something, and there’s no way you can defend it. It’s his word against your’s.”
The word for which Mr. Ballinger, a retired carpenter with bad knees, is looking is bill of attainder, or a bill of pains and penalties. In times past, such bills allowed instant execution on parties deemed outlaw. Today, private users of the road are automatically seized, on presumption, as outlaw under what’s called strict liability. The charge is the conviction, as it were, as Mr. Ballinger says. In inferior courts such as general sessions such charges are not allowed to be defended. Judges usually clear the entire court of the public in hearing any case in which such defense is made. That happened to Mrs. Taylor. It happened to Mr. Albritton.
I am resisting bill of attainders (outlawed in state and federal constitutions) by demanding an explanation from David Gerregano, commissioner of revenue, at whose caprice the Tennessee financial responsibility law of 1977 is being “administered” on me and millions of other people not subject to it.
Isaiah’s warning to municipal clerks, judges
All around us are clerks, bailiffs, part-time judges, policemen and others who are under God’s wrath and curse as they, in breach of many of men’s laws, are a judgment and curse upon the people in oppressing them. On return home, Mrs. Brown and her husband, in their daily Bible reading, read Isaiah 10:1ff, a timely installment.
“Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, Who write misfortune, Which they have prescribed.” In Tennessee, despite state law, the “unrighteous decree” is that “you hafta show proof of insurance when stopped,” not required by law at all unless you are a post-accident party under suspension by the commissioner of safety. “To rob the needy of justice, And to take what is right from the poor of My people, That widows may be their prey, And that they may rob the fatherless.”
Cops, deputies, troopers, sessions courts, criminal courts — they make innocent travelers their prey.
Yes, the police apparatus here and in your town “rob the needy of justice” by imposing unjust claims upon them. TN law enforcement impose the trucking law on people not involved in trucking, including Gran’ma, the soccer mom in the minivan with two children inside heading to ballpractice and a swim lesson, and your church’s youth pastor. Nontruckers, not in that vocation, but subject to harassment, fines, arrest and evil treatment because the machinery of state pretends they are truckers, motor vehicle operators.
‘Feigned words make merchandise of you’
“What will you do in the day of punishment, And in the desolation which will come from afar?” Here, God is talking to the sessions court judges, and criminal court judges who process these innocents. “To whom will you flee for help? And where will you leave your glory? Without Me they shall bow down among the prisoners, And they shall fall among the slain.”
God promises that the men and women in the constabulary and LEGI, the law enforcement growth industry, will flee, and he will not be there to help. These employees and “leaders” will be “among the prisoners. They shall “fall among the slain.” God’s hand is stretched out against us in that measure of dread everybody feels traveling in car, truck or bike down the road. “For all this His anger is not turned away, But His hand is stretched out still.”
The Lord in 2 Peter 2:1a, 3, tells about a parallel business to municipal government in the U.S. The heretic intends to increase his revenue in money, influence and souls. “But there were false prophets also among the people *** and through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”
I am suing revenue commissioner Gerregano in a contested case in which his department is in agency. A prehearing conference is set Sept. 6. The case is over his revocation of my Honda Odyssey minivan registration. I am an aggrieved registrant with right to travel in commerce with registration and license, in addition to the exercise of the underlying right of movement, communication and travel.
I am attacking “enforcement” of the Tennessee financial responsibility act of 1977 upon parties not subject to it. The law applies to people after a qualifying accident. We are an “after-accident state” and not a mandatory insurance state.
But officials conspiring together turned us into such a state, with departments and revenue and safety telling different stories about it.
In combination, Messrs. Gerregano and Jeff Long, kommissar of safety and homeland security, and their local LEA partners — Hamilton County sheriff Austin Garrett and Chattanooga police chief Celeste Murphy — enforce the insurance statute and help bring in about 25,000 criminal convictions a year among the people in Tennessee, their unwilling and unhappy bread.