News Release:

As of April 20, 2005 the 4th Court of Appeals, San Antonio, says the State of Texas has absolute sovereign immunity over the citizens of Texas to harm them in their lives, liberties and possessions except where they have magnanimously waived such power.


Avery v. GBRA et. al. 25th District State of Texas Civil Trial Court 04-0499-CV &

Avery v. GBRA et. al. 4th Civil Court of Appeals State of Texas 04-04-00582-CV

Comments by Appellant, Avery:

1.      You may read the very short, two and one half page, Appeals Court Opinion at: See it all at

2.      The Fourth Court has said, “Because the issue in this appeal (Sovereign Immunity) involves the application of well-settled principles of law, we affirm the trial court’s judgment…” (parenthesis & bolding added)

2.1.   However, nowhere in this Memorandum Opinion are the “well-settled principles of law” revealed, explained or referenced. This appeal was made so the appellate court would clarify these so-called “well-settled principles,” because it is clear in the Appellant’s 150 plus page brief that there is no such thing as state sovereign immunity to harm citizens without recourse to the courts.

2.2.   Appellant showed the Appellate Court Dickson v Strickland 1924 wherein the Supreme Court of Texas declared the citizen to be sovereign over the state they created for their protection.

2.3.   The Appellant also showed the Appellate Court in this same case that a power to harm or invade the lives liberties and possessions of the people could not be presumed but must be explicitly declared in the fundamental law (State Constitution). The Appellees admitted in their brief page 7 second paragraph that, “the Texas Tort Claims Act merely waives to a limited degree the general presumption of immunity.” No one has shown the Appellant a case, a statute or a constitutional amendment that has overturned Dickson v Strickland declaring the citizens sovereign and their declaration that there can be no presumption of immunity for state harm against the citizens.

2.4.   The Appellate Court did not show the Appellant, Avery what Supreme Court ruling or constitutional amendment had overturned Dickson v Strickland. And without such overturning the state is not sovereign over the citizens and do not have immunity to harm them.

3.       The Appellate Court further complicates these “well-settled principles of law” by upholding the violation of Art 2 Sec 1 of the Texas Constitution, wherein they say, “In Texas, sovereign immunity deprives a trial court of subject matter jurisdiction for lawsuits in which the state or certain governmental units have been sued unless the state consents to suit.” But this would be a combination of two separate branches of government into the legislature which is forbidden in said Art 2 Sec 1. This the appellant showed them in his appeal.

4.      The Appellate Court says, “We decline Avery’s invitation to judicially abrogate the doctrine of sovereign immunity; such a drastic and fundamental change should be made, if at all, by the Legislature or the Supreme Court.” (bolding added)

4.1.   This is totally erroneous for the Appellant never “invited” them to “abrogate” sovereign immunity. Abrogate means to annul or revoke. This is what is done to lawful things. But to annul or revoke an unlawful thing is not necessary. Rather, the Appellant belligerently insisted that sovereign immunity be declared void from inception as if never written under the courts judicial authority and its specific authority to rule on what is repugnant common law under Art 16 Sec 48 of the Texas Constitution. The Appellant quoted the founders on appeal that the Constitution of the state of Texas was above both the Legislature and the Courts and that which is in contradiction to the Constitution is to be declared void from inception whether such be statutes, case law or constitutional amendments.

5.      Lastly, the Appellate Court Opined that “waiver or abrogation of immunity is within Legislature’s sole province”

5.1.   The Appellant showed, exhaustively, in his brief that this is error. He showed in the Southwestern Law Journal (Sw L J 23:341 My’ 69) that there is no constitutional grant of sovereign immunity to the state of Texas that it was judicially created in error in 1847 in Hosner v DeYoung without a single citation of case law, statute, or constitutional provision. The Journal confirmed that sovereign immunity entered Texas by judicial enunciation not legislatively or constitutionally. The Appellant showed that the courts of five other states in the union voided all sovereign immunity for the state over citizens to harm them without recourse to the courts because immunity had entered the state by the courts.

5.2.   The Appellant showed that Art 16 Sec 48 forbids the Legislature from asserting or waiving or adopting any common law or case law in existence at the time of the founding which is repugnant to the Constitution of Texas or the U.S. Constitution.

5.3.   The Appellant also showed that the judiciary of Texas is the only branch of state government that holds jurisdiction over what common law or case law is repugnant to the constitutions. Therefore, the legislature cannot have jurisdiction to assert or waive sovereign immunity because it is repugnant to the Constitution of Texas at Art 1 Sec 2,13,17,19 and Art 2 Sec 1.

6.      Do not be alarmed at all the case law the Appellate Court cited. They all have the Texas Tort Claims Act (TTCA) and the Texas Civil Practice and Remedy Code (CPRC) as their foundation.

6.1.   The TTCA does not grant sovereign immunity to the state but rather, just as Appellees agree, waives to a limited degree the general presumption of immunity. As stated earlier the state cannot presume a right or authority against the property of its own citizens that create the state for their own protection.

6.2.   The CPRC is merely a codification of the TTCA and does not develop any thing in it which is not present in the TTCA.

6.3.   Therefore there is no foundation in substantial law or fundamental constitutional law for the lawful existence of sovereign immunity to harm the citizens without recourse to the courts or that would “deprive” the courts of subject matter jurisdiction to hear and apply the rule of law (Art 1 Sec 13) to the state and their employees for harm against the citizens.

7.      The Appellant has shown that the only justification for sovereign immunity in Texas is Stare Decisis, which is tradition. Because it has been around for 157 years, it should be around forever. If there were any merit to this stare decisis argument we would be feeding Christians to the lions. The Appellant showed that the biggest defender of sovereign immunity, Thomas Hobbs, did not believe that time would heal a bad law.

8.      Finally the Appellant has exposed the weakness of the 4th Court of Appeals of Texas to establish lawful constitutional principles in Texas. The 4th Court of Appeals has said that the disappearance of the doctrine of sovereign immunity to harm the citizens without recourse is a “drastic” and “fundamental change.” On the contrary the Appellant has proven that sovereign immunity is a drastic and fundamental perversion of the Constitution of Texas. The source of this fallacious philosophy is found in ancient monarchial common law that was completely defeated in every way prior to the American Revolution. Monarchial Common Law said that the King owned all the lives, liberties and possessions of the “subjects” and the King could therefore not be sued in “his own courts” without “his permission.” This is exactly what the state and the 4th Court maintains for itself – Absolute sovereignty to trickle down to the people and soak up at will. This is nothing short of full blown tyranny as established by Rev. Samuel Rutherford in 1644.

8.1.   The Appellant showed the 4th Court of Appeals Rev. Samuel Rutherford Lex Rex, 1644 and Algernon Sidney Discourses on Government, 1683 and John Locke First and Second Treatise of Civil Government 1689 wherein the people are shown to be sovereign forever and only their authority to protect their own lives liberties and possessions is delegated to their representatives and government. But authority to harm is not in the people, and, therefore, it is not transferable to the government. Further, the ownership of the property of the people is never alienable from the citizens to the state.

8.2.   Therefore, government and their employees are never immune from liability for the harm done to the citizens by the state.

8.3.   The founders of Texas and the united States of America adopted the views of the theologians and philosophers named above and built our republics on those ideas.

8.4.   The Appellant further showed that the judiciary is to keep the legislature from exceeding its authority set by the people in the Constitution. (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson)

9.      In short, the 4th Court of Appeals has failed to show the “well-settled principles of law” of sovereign immunity in their opinion or any case they cited. They are in want of substantial law in their effort to cover up the fact that the state does not have sovereign immunity to waive in any amount and as a result the Appellant need not show such a waiver in the absence of sovereign immunity held by the state.

10.  Finally, I want to acknowledge God in my endeavors and deliverance even if the Supreme Court also decides to continue the state’s war against me they have instituted against my land, improvements, contract rights, reputation, livelihood and liberty. For God knows how to deliver from evil, how to stay the hand of the wicked, to snare the foot of the trapper and open a door of escape for the innocent. May he also grant those who keep his works (Life, Death, Resurrection and Ascension) the rod of iron to dash the nations to shivers as he promised in Rev.2:25-29. I thank God and Christ for my ancestors who picked up the rod of iron and still swing it in their absence and can pass it to us in our quotations. Amen