A Tale Of Two Washingtons
- J.A.I.L. News Journal
November 2, 2000
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Compiled by Hari Heath,Newspaper reporter for the Idaho Observer,& leader of Idaho JAIL4Judges
We all know government isn't what it is supposed to be. .... If the power to tax, is the power to destroy, then the power to regulate is the power to devastate. The administrative agents in the "State of Washington" provide ample evidence of such destruction and devastation.
Fed up with taxation and regulation by unaccountable agents of the administrative corporation known as the STATE OF WASHINGTON, the people in what is now known as Freedom County Washington have done something about it.
Over 13,000 Freedom county citizens withdrew their consent to be governed by Snohomish County on April 23, 1995. Freedom County has about 60,000 people living in it and Snohomish County retained several hundred thousand citizens after the new County formed.
Under the provisions of the 1889 Washington Constitution in Article I Sec. 1 "all political power is inherent in the people, governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed and are established to protect and maintain individual rights." Article I Sec. 29 provides, "that the provisions of this constitution are mandatory, unless by express words they are declared to be otherwise." Article XI Sec. 3 provides that counties may only be created by petition of a majority of the voters living in the area, and the change cannot leave the old county with fewer then 4000 people, and the new county can have no less then 2000 people. Article XI Sec. 4 mandates that "the legislature SHALL establish a system of County government, which SHALL be uniform
throughout the State. The Secretary of State certified the Freedom County petitioners had more than a majority of the voters signatures, around 72%. The legislature acted by omission to deny the people government to which they consent. So the People by the "Law of Necessity" and the reserved power under Article II Sec. 1, enacted legislation independent of the legislature to correct the legislatures unconstitutional omission of duty.
Freedom County is establishing its government and at this point asserting limited jurisdiction over private property rights, land use, zoning and planning. Professional politicians of course do not want the people to realize that the power really belongs to the people and not the professional politicians.
On October 23rd the Freedom County organizers met in Arlington Washington at the Rome Restaurant to take their official Oaths of Office for the newest county in Washington State. An update of developments with the new county was explained by Freedom County Commissioner, Thom Satterlee. The new interim Sheriff, Fnu Lnu, Auditor, Bob Westphal, and Coroner, Duane Felix became officers of the new county while 60-80 people, plus reporters for radio, TV and print media overflowed the meeting room.After the brief ceremony, a few questions were fielded. One questioner was Daniel Anderson, a City Councilman of Arlington, formerly in Snohomish County but now made part of Freedom County, who wore a shirt with "Freedom County" in a red circle with a line through it. He was trying to attack the credibility of the new county, but Commissioner Satterlee answered each point of his questions, which gave Commissioner Satterlee the forum to crystallize just what Freedom county and its officials have done, are doing and can do.
Commissioner Satterlee did very well, as Councilman Anderson did not appear to know much of what he was talking about, except as he had read about it in the Everett Herald paper that morning. It seemed that his status of Councilman was threatened by this new uninvited County holding a meeting in His town. Mr. Anderson swore that he knew and loved the Constitutions, but he couldn't answer simple questions about them. He made a rather quick exit.
In the spirit of Freedom a new county, with consent from the governed, has become a lawful reality. But now it begins to get interesting. As Snohomish County, and the news media claim that Freedom County does not lawfully exist, recent discoveries present an entirely new question. Which "State" is this new County in?
An Interesting Thing Happened on the way to the Archives.A legal research team has uncovered ample evidence that the "1889" State Constitution published in the State's Publication, the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), may be the wrong constitution! Researchers found a different constitution in the State Archives. No small detail, when you consider that the Constitution is the basis for the existence of government!
According to the State Archivist, a lawful constitution created in Walla Walla, was voted on and accepted by the people of Washington Territory on November 5th 1878, and was lawfully submitted to Congress as the Constitution of the Washington republic as it applied to Congress for membership in the union (Art IV Sections 3 and 4 - U.S. Const.). A review of the Congressional Record confirmed that the 1878 constitution is in fact the one submitted to Congress for membership in the union. This 1878 Constitution was published by the Senate of the United States of America as the Constitution of the Washington republic
that applied for membership in the union, and was subsequently admitted as the 42nd member of the United States through the Enabling Act upon execution of the directions of the act by President Benjamin Harrison.
Will the Real Constitution please Stand Up?
The major Problem with the 1889 Constitution has now surfaced from another source - the archives in Washington D.C. Several people have requested, and finally received a certified copy of the Constitution of the State of Washington that is on record as being the official Constitution for the acceptance of Washington into the Union. It is NOT the Constitution for 1889.....The research team has copies of Congressional documents which unequivocally state that the "legislature" of a state and any actions of the "legislature are held in abeyance as having NO force and effect of law, until that state's constitution is presented to and published by Congress and subsequently the state is accepted into the union of states. It now appears that Only the Walla Walla 1878 constitution meets all of these criteria! And what legislative actions are therefore void? Anything passed by a government formed under the "so-called" 1889 Constitution, i.e.,
the laws of the STATE OF WASHINGTON.
....The evidence regarding the 2 Constitutions has been published in the Pierce county records, Auditor's file #200009130560.
Copies may be obtained from the Auditor's Office by calling
(253) 798-7427 for copy information.
For more info on the 1878 Constitution discoveries, contact Don Braun at (206) 440-1938, jd.consultants@...
For more info on Freedom County contact Commissioner Thom
Saterlee at 360-435-5979, freedomcounty@...Above sent to J.A.I.L. byJackie Juntti - WGEN idzrus@...
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