Benton County Prosecutors Office, Andy Miller;

Greetings! I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and notify you of my position and intent, and to resolve current matter which is your cause number J52008 stemming from citations I055644 and C052008. I think it is most prudent to handle this matter in the private and not in the public as I conduct all of my interactions in the private. I believe that there has been a mistake as I was jailed without cause and not released until my family paid a $500 bail because of my religious beliefs.

I am known as Minister Trent Goodbaudy with the Divine Authority Fellowship, a non-incorporated, non-denominational, state-free church. It is against my faith to identify with any secular numbers or secular information as I have been reborn in God and he is my only authority. I have also taken a vow of poverty and do not view material wealth as something that is important in God’s kingdom here on earth. You can verify my ordination information through the temple website registry at:

or you can call (—) 555-8444 to verify my credentials.

I was recently arrested and jailed for not providing my date of birth to a Fish and Game warden at the Finley boat launch area. I did not provide a birth date to the arresting officer, because is in direct violation of my faith and I will never use any secular information to identify myself with ever again. You can hear all the details of the arrest at this URL a 2-hour debriefing of my arrest and subsequent events here –

When the Washington State Fish and Wildlife enforcement officer demanded that I provide him with secular information that directly violates my religious faith I tried to explain that to him. He proceeded to convert my right to remain silent into a crime, and also converted my right against self-incrimination into a crime as well.

At the arraignment I was not allowed to speak. I did not enter a plea of “not guilty” at the arraignment, a third party stranger apparently was speaking for me, even after I made it known that I would be presenting myself.

These violations along with the false imprisonment and ransom money that was paid would be the type of violations that would drive me to file a claim under Title 42. I would recommend that you help me to resolve this matter so that your office and even you “personally” do not incur a liability in this matter as well. If I cannot be released from secular control upon making a conscious informed decision to renounce my citizenship in the Corporate United States, the offending entity would be creating a political prisoner.

I would also be doing you a disservice if I did not warn you that falsely claiming that I Minister Trent Goodbaudy am a “person” is a crime known as PERSONAGE. Bringing false claims into court is a crime known as BARRATRY, please governm yourself accordingly. If forced under protest and duress to be present at your tribunal, I will be requiring a trial with a jury of my peers and also your complete discovery file. I will not voluntarilly attend or “appear” however.

I would also appreciate it if you would also send the bail money back to my parents who are on a limited retirement income at: REDACTED

My authority and evidence of law is the Cambridge Authorized 1611 King James Bible, and Matthew 6:24 states that no man can serve two masters… it is impossible, and the following maxims of law state:

~”The law does not seek to compel a man to do that which he cannot possibly perform.”

~”The law compels no one to do anything which is useless or impossible.”

~”No one is bound to do what is impossible.”

~”Impossibility excuses the law.”

~”The law shall not, through the medium of its executive capacity, work a wrong.”

~”Any one may renounce a law introduced for his own benefit.”

~”No one is obliged to accept a benefit against his consent.”

By accepting that the state is an authority would be to give up my God given rights, which would be to essentially deny God as well.

Ignorance of God’s law is no excuse.

Please help me and do the right thing. I have a moral/religious objection to attending a secular “color of law” court unless it is under threat of force or violence, so I am notifying you that I will not be attending any future court dates unless force or threat of violence is used.

I really appreciate your time on this matter and pray that you do the right thing. I would be happy to hear your response and provide feedback.

Thank you and God bless you,

Minister Trent Goodbaudy




Matthew 6:24 King James Version (KJV) 24 “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

James 4:4 “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

1 John 2:15-17 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God a bideth for ever.”

The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights has clearly underscored the fact that the secular government cannot make any law undermining the free exercise of religion. This must be viewed as an open confession and admission by the supreme law of the land – the federal Constitution – that the Church is not to be interfered with, or intruded upon, by the three organs of secular government – the executive, the legislature, or the judiciary.

Please read and take note of the various Presidential Proclamations and the frequent references to “Almighty God” published in the United States Statutes at Large. Refer to the:

-“Religious Freedom Restoration Act”
– US Constitution Amendments 1, 14, 9, 10, 16, and 13.
– Federalist Paper #78 By Alexander Hamilton
– SOCIAL SECURITY ACT SECTION 205(c)(2)(b)(i), Title 26, subtitle A
– Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Maxims of Law

(When a principle has been so long practiced and so universally acknowledged as to become a maxim, it is obligatory as part of the law.)

“The law does not seek to compel a man to do that which he cannot possibly perform.”

“The law compels no one to do anything which is useless or impossible.”

“No one is bound to do what is impossible.”

“Impossibility excuses the law.”

“The law shall not, through the medium of its executive capacity, work a wrong.”

“Any one may renounce a law introduced for his own benefit.”

“No one is obliged to accept a benefit against his consent.”
Washington State Constitution

SECTION 11 RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. Absolute freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment, belief and worship, shall be guaranteed to every individual, and no one shall be molested or disturbed in person or property on account of religion; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices inconsistent with the peace and safety of the state. No public money or property shall be appropriated for or applied to any religious worship, exercise or instruction, or the support of any religious establishment: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That this article shall not be so construed as to forbid the employment by the state of a chaplain for such of the state custodial, correctional, and mental institutions, or by a county’s or public hospital district’s hospital, health care facility, or hospice, as in the discretion of the legislature may seem justified. No religious qualification shall be required for any public office or employment, nor shall any person be incompetent as a witness or juror, in consequence of his opinion on matters of religion, nor be questioned in any court of justice touching his religious belief to affect the weight of his testimony. [AMENDMENT 88, 1993 House Joint Resolution No. 4200, p 3062. Approved November 2, 1993.]

SECTION 14 EXCESSIVE BAIL, FINES AND PUNISHMENTS. Excessive bail shall not be required, excessive fines imposed, nor cruel punishment inflicted.

SECTION 22 RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED. In criminal prosecutions the accused shall have the right to appear and defend in person, or by counsel, to demand the nature and cause of the accusation against him, to have a copy thereof, to testify in his own behalf, to meet the witnesses against him face to face, to have compulsory process to compel the attendance of witnesses in his own behalf, to have a speedy public trial by an impartial jury of the county in which the offense is charged to have been committed and the right to appeal in all cases: Provided, The route traversed by any railway coach, train or public conveyance, and the water traversed by any boat shall be criminal districts; and the jurisdiction of all public offenses committed on any such railway car, coach, train, boat or other public conveyance, or at any station or depot upon such route, shall be in any county through which the said car, coach, train, boat or other public conveyance may pass during the trip or voyage, or in which the trip or voyage may begin or terminate.

In no instance shall any accused person before final judgment be compelled to advance money or fees to secure the rights herein guaranteed. [AMENDMENT 10, 1921 p 79 Section 1. Approved November, 1922.]

SECTION 30 RIGHTS RESERVED. The enumeration in this Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny others retained by the people.
US Constitution Bill of Rights

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

“A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.” Thomas Jefferson

“Non dat qui non habet—He gives nothing who has nothing. “Bouvier’s Law Dictionary (1914),”Maxim,”p.2149, [No legislative body or man can convey any authority or jurisdiction he does not possess over common Rights vested by God to another. Because legislative powers are limited, all powers derived from legislative acts are limited.]

“All that government does and provides legitimately is in pursuit of its duty to provide protection for private rights (Wynehamer v. People, 13 NY 378), which duty is a debt owed to its creator, WE THE PEOPLE and the private unenfranchised individual; which debt and duty is never extinguished nor discharged, and is perpetual. No matter what the government/state provides for us in manner of convenience and safety, the unenfranchised individual owes nothing to the government.” Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43 — U.S. Supreme Court: Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43 (1906)

The individual may stand upon his constitutional rights as a citizen. He is entitled to carry on his private business in his own way. His power to contract is unlimited. He owes no duty to the State or to his neighbors to divulge his business, or to open his doors to an investigation, so far as it may tend to criminate him. He owes no such duty to the State, since he receives nothing there from beyond the protection of his life and property. His rights are such as existed by the law of the land long antecedent to the organization of the State, and can only be taken from him by due process of law, and in accordance with the Constitution. THIS is in violation against the people and their rights and stands as unlawful. “The ownership of all property is in the State; individual so-called “ownership” is only by virtue of Government, i.e., law amounting to mere user: and use must be in accordance with law and subordinate to the necessities of the State.” Senate Document No. 43, 73rd Congress, 1st Session, March 9, 1933 )

“The rights of the individuals are restricted only to the extent that they have been voluntarily surrendered by the citizenship to the agencies of government.” City of Dallas v Vitchel, 245 S.W. 944

“Waivers of constitutional rights not only must be voluntary but must be knowing, intelligent acts done with sufficient awareness of the relevant circumstances and likely consequences.” Brady v US, 397 US 742, 748 (1970).