And He said, “Woe to you also, lawyers! For you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.”
— Luke 11:46
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Monday, Oct. 16, 2023 — God tells his people that they are to not be oppressors, that they are bound to fight & defeat them & bring relief to their victims.
By David Tulis / NoogaRadio Network
I take this charge seriously as an investigative journalist at NoogaRadio Network — 96.9 FM and affiliates. If I see any person or group injured by lawless officials or cops, I am going to fight and stop it.
All around us oppressors are moving landmarks, lying about the weak and poor, putting obstacles in the paths of the blind, stealing widows’ houses, depriving orphans of protection, corrupting morals of the youth by institution, speaking commands to the deaf to ensnare them, making merchandise of the people, kidnapping people on the public road, extorting them in the courts, corporatizing gangs into municipal departments, coercing the public to do business with corporate allies, duping political representatives in elected office, letting the public money be degraded by private concerns, scoffing at correctives and administrative notice, inoculating the people unto death en masse, hiding the truth from the press, imposing burdens they don’t lift even with a pinky, saying to the people groaning for relief as flaks advise Rehoboam, “Thus you shall say to them: ‘My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s waist! *** my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scourges!’ ”
Via commercial government, men and women in my hometown breach God’s law in person and by agency and policy, in violation also of manmade protections against injustice such as the Tennessee constitution and best parts of the Tennessee code annotated, public documents in literate English and available for review. They make unjust gain and shed blood in their midst. “Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain” Ezek.22:27. Officer Celtain Batterson turns self-defense into an execution of arrestee Roger Heard with 14 bullets and remains on payroll under Mayor Tim Kelly in a DA- and statute-OK’d act. The property tax is premised on the fiction that every house is in commerce, subject to appraisal and annual tax rent payment due (“County assessors of property appraise real estate for assessment purposes and assess tax on tangible personal property used or held for use in business,” the revenue department says [emphasis added]). The judges refuse to dismiss a lawsuit to enforce a criminal contract, squeezing a defendant in an illegal usury loan case into the court of appeals. Courts protect the governor and the local health department in a public safety project claiming 125,401 lives in Tennessee and more than a million injuries, rebuffing my and my gnomes’ best labors over 878 days in State ex rel David Jonathan Tulis.
It’s up to Christian people to be on the vanguard of declaring these acts evil, and stopping them with long-term God-honoring Christ-fearing reformation.
➤ “Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches? Nothing will remain but to cringe among the captives or fall among the slain. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.” Is. 10: 1-4
➤ “Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain, setting his nest on high to escape the clutches of ruin!” 2:9
➤ “They proclaimed a fast, and seated Naboth with high honor among the people. And two men, scoundrels, came in and sat before him; and the scoundrels witnessed against him, against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, ‘Naboth has blasphemed God and the king!’ Then they took him outside the city and stoned him with stones, so that he died. Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, “Naboth has been stoned and is dead.” 1 Kings 21:12
My job as press member is to spread understanding about Tennessee’s good laws. “A ruler who lacks understanding is a great oppressor, But he who hates covetousness will prolong his days,” a promise that commissioners and council members who act upon the notice I give as reporter and document will be prolonged (Prov. 28:16).
Many laws in Tennessee don’t run against the grain of creation by being oppressive, but run with the grain, and are no offense to God’s explicit commands. If they reflect God’s equity and his lex talionis, or do not dispute it, I will defend them as protective of the weak and the oppressed.
I am suing the former chief justice of the supreme court, Roger Page, for illegally imprisoning and arresting me covering the Tennessee judicial conference, just doing my job as NoogaRadio press member. I will make oral arguments Nov. 14 in the court of appeals in Knoxville in my attack on the loan shark industry operating with court protection in Tennessee.
By dint of much reading in law — God’s law and man’s law — I explain the harms caused by commercial government and the way to stop it using the law itself in the courts, which often respond correctly under proper appeal. Despite humiliating treatment in our case, State of Tennessee ex rel David Tulis v. Bill Lee, governor, et al, I believe that courts are conservative institutions and, if proper appeal to law is made, will ultimately uphold those good laws that protect the innocent and deprive the powerful of the means of misusing police powers to harm others to advantage of pharma and other cartels.
Ezekiel 22 ends with a riveting sketch of injustice in the old Hebrew republic that God in his anger destroyed in 70 AD.
The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger. So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads,’ says the Lord God.
It is the role of the Christian to “stand in the gap before me on behalf of the land.” The assignment of the Christian is to “make a wall” and, if it’s not a completed wall (it never is finished) to stand in the gap that remains and defend the city. That means the Christian must be part of a persistent demolative resistance, and part of a reconstructive positive force in society to rebuild on the ruins created by statism and other lesser forms of idolatry.
This assignment I take seriously as a member of the free press in Tennessee and a practicing, churchgoing and circumspect Christian, married with four grown children. The office of reporter is as significant as that of preacher, evangelist, missionary or prophet. This group is assigned with giving foresight to God’s people, with laying out the pathway for Christian repentance and rebuilding. The journalist and pro se litigator takes it as his assignment to lay out the credenda (what to believe) and the agenda (what to do).
The what to believe part is, certainly, religious in nature, touching on God’s explicit claims upon the world and the peoples in it, the men and women and the collectives as well – the tongues, tribes, nations, races, cities, counties, associations.
I ask for support of people who are witness to who I am and what I have done as journalist (14 years now in radio) and as Christian man, repenting of his sins and sin nature, and working on my personal sanctification.
My immediate need is for F$505 dollars to meet the U,S. court of appeals sixth circuit’s demand I pay a filing fee, or refile a petition for the writ of in forma pauperis declaring that I am indigent and unable to carry the freight of my appeal in Tulis v. Orange.
Huge blessings are at stake. But in the providence of God it may be that for want of money, or a procedural slipup, or some other hazard the Orange injunction will fail to deliver. It may be that my case will fail to throw back the secrecy of Tennessee courts covering a range of abuses, from unreportable conferences to an abusive internal tax scheme defrauding the poor by pretending they are attorneys.
I ask donors to believe I am in a unique position, with a unique calling, and special gifts of combat and warfare, of publication and writing – intending to serve the people of God and the kingdom of God.
I thank you for donating, and hope you will continue to consider this appeal. Next up is a deposition of Cmsr. Gerregano, which will involve a court reporter’s per diem in Nashville, a trip there, the F$1,500 likely transcript fee and a videographer’s expenses.