“Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a best rising up out o the sea, having seven heads and 10 honrs, and on his horns 10 crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.”
— Revelation 13:1
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024 — I plan to attend the criminal trial of Preston Settle in Sevierville, Tenn., 2 hours from my hometown. The reason: His challenge to commercial traffic enforcement has a solid basis and he is a picture of the sort of fighting we must be doing.
By David Tulis / NoogaRadio Network
If we cannot see the solid rock on which he stands, we will be unable to fight similar battles here and know how to resist the greater threats planned against the country and its peace and tranquility. This year promises to highlight a series of coups by national agencies, political parties and state/federal lackeys.
The basis of his fight for the right to freely use his car on the public road has a biblical, constitutional and even natural rights basis. That basis is the right of ingress and egress that we all have from our houses and dwellings. We have an absolute right to get on the road and to go from Point A to Point B without having to ask permission from our domestic commies — aka “local government.” Ingress and egress encompass travel per se. Ingress is the act of “coming in” to the house, the ending of a travel — it punctuation point. Egress starts the trip and describes the act of departing.
Monday night and today pretrial night Mr. Settle is working with his script of questions to ask police officer Eric Werner. “Do you have any evidence you can testify to that you asked for or saw a bill of lading? Is it fair to describe your training as informing you that 100 percent of the use of the road is commercial in nature and is called ‘traffic’?”
Mr. Settle knows that all the evidence must be produced by the prosecutor representing a severely victimized party, state or Tennessee, which by policy taught at Tennessee judicial conferences denies Mr. Settle — and all others in like station — recognition and enjoyment of his using his car to travel and communicate up and down the roads of Tennessee.
The state is charging him with “driving without license” (for which there is no actual charge) and “driving without registration” and “not having insurance,” which the entire legal and political establishment knows means that you must have an insurance policy under § 55-12-101 et al.
These are the 3 legs of commercial government enforcement, the three claims upon which continual stripmining o the people takes place.
As a Christian, says the young man, he has a right under God to serve him and go about his private business on the roads that belong to the people. The police and the sheriff’s department have no authority to blockade him in any way. They have no authority in Tennessee waylay him and seize him as a criminal. He is challenging the process that is in effect a “bill of attainder” forbidden in state and federal constitutions.
The trial is Thursday morning 9:30 AM in the old Sevier County courthouse.
I suggest you break from your routines and go and attend this trial. He is in the courtroom of circuit court judge Rex Henry Ogle.
Why traffic cases are important
Traffic cases are important because they illustrate the operation of presumption by commercial government against the general public, with whom it is in continual war and hostility. Presumption is defeated by a close reading of law and the authority that the officials are using against you, whether these are police and traffic enforcers, or medical authorities demanding that you take a drug or undergo a treatment or enter into a state-approved confinement (also known as concentration camp). If the WHO updates its regulations, its authority to dictate public health measures and media controls against “mal-information” upon Washington and Nashville capitols is entirely presumptive.
If we can understand and defeat traffic, which is a low-cost, low-budget harassment, we can defeat deadly abuses originating from afar, even from the sea itself via maritime or tontine jurisdiction.
“The subject matter of federal law,” he says in a filing, “justly provides that registration of a motor vehicle and license plate requirements for a motor vehicle are necessary when it is contracted for commercial gain. Thus, the right to travel by private conveyance for private noncommercial purposes upon the common way cannot be infringed. No license or permission is required for travel when such travel is not for the purposes of [commercial] profit or gain on the open highways operating under license in commerce. The defendant is not operating in commerce and as such is thereby exempted from the requirement of a license, registration, and insurance.”
I urge you to attend this trial by making a day of it and seeing what happens. Mr. Settle does not expect anyone to care — but I care, and I want you to care about his situation and to be a witness of his efforts. We need to be there so that we can pray over him while in the same star chamber as he and have in our hearts a repentant, humble attitude of regret and shame for our sins personal and national. When I am party to such abuse, my heart sinks and I am highly conscious of my sins, with sorry welling up in my throat.
Mr. Settle has many years ahead of him fighting for liberty of himself, his future family, and his heirs and the people around him in his county. You may also and so we need to learn from him what is a good approach to defeating malicious prosecution under presumption without law.
His case is a vibrant picture of the doctrine regarding one faithful in small things. If he is honest and diligent in the small, shall be not be given authority over cities? If we Americans are faithful in defeating small-scale evils such as crooked police departments and swaggering deputies who exercise surplus violence, might God not use us for greater things, such as forming new countries and kingdoms — ones without a state?
Judge Ogle, who hears the case as a circuit court judge, is a member of the Tennessee judicial conference, of which organization is by law a member. He’s not a member of a lodge, but is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association.
The Tennessee constitution forbids judges from holding a second office of trust. Tenn. const. Art. 6, sect. 7, forbids outside activity. Section 7. “The Judges of the Supreme or Inferior Courts, shall, at stated times, receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, which shall not be increased or diminished during the time for which they are elected. They shall not be allowed any fees or perquisites of office nor hold any other office of trust or profit under this State or the United States.”
Extensive lawlessness by judges, starting with the chief justice, Holly Kirby, arises from breach of this law. The courts run an internal tax system that abuses pro se litigants and the poor. The conferences are illegally secret, breaching the open meetings act.
The conferences set policy as to how judges will “interpret” and rule on cases such as Title 55, motor and other vehicles. Judicial trickery and legal fictions corrupt rulings such as State v. Booher, 978 S.W.2d 953, 955–56 (Tenn. Crim. App. 1997). Judges deny rights of litigants, refuse evidence, pretermit facts, arrange cases for their friends and abuse defendants and petitioners, with the most explosive results in domestic disputes. Judges accept state-based human trafficking, whether of 15,099 children in so-called “foster homes” or in concentration structures, or in mass false arrests in traffic, drug, FTA and other cases.