No Compromise on Life
Many members joined the RLC reluctantly, with the promise and understanding that the Washington State Charter would adopt a solidly pro-life position. It is now clear that this will not happen, and as such, I have tendered my resignation. Many others are in the process of doing the same. Please find my letter to my County Chapter Chaiman, which includes my reasoning for my resignation, below.
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Liberty Without Life Is No Liberty at All
One of the fastest growing political movements in Washington State is the Republican Liberty Caucus. The RLCWA chartered in December of 2012, shortly after the Washington State Republican Party had suffered a crushing defeat. In the five short months since chartering, the RLCWA has grown to over 250 members (it shows no signs of stopping there!) and is the largest state chapter of the RLC | Read More »
The Repentance Movement
Edited by Heidi Munson I find myself, surely like many of you, pulled in numerous directions right now. I end up attending meeting after meeting, being inundated with an abundance of information. There’s work to be done, but the distractions just keep coming. We find ourselves fighting about bylaws, and, granted, bylaws need to be in place in the GOP and other caucuses, and | Read More »
The New Gun Confiscation Strategy
This piece is co-authored by Kit Lange and R. Clayton Strang We have been so honored to be a part of the liberty movement here in Washington State. We’ve been able to come together to defeat some truly terrible legislation. We’ve killed Rep. Mike Hope’s (R, 44th LD) “universal background checks for all firearm transfers” bill (HB 1588) which was really nothing more than | Read More »
Guns and Jobs in Washington
With Washington’s unemployment rate last year between 8.3% and 7.6% and a current rate of 7.5%, I would think that our legislators would all want to work hard to bring good, long term jobs into our state. With firearm manufacturers like Magpul getting set to pick up and move their business from Colorado due to the State’s new restrictive (and unconstitutional) anti 2nd Amendment laws, and Colt talking about leaving Connecticut, it makes perfect sense to do anything that we can to attract these businesses to our state!
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Did Washington State House Democrats Make A Backroom Deal With Boeing?
Could it be that a back room deal was made between the Democrats and Boeing? What if Boeing promised to make off season campaign donations to key Democrats in the House? What if the Democrats offered to kill the bill in exchange for Boeing’s public support of legislation that’s bound to be wildly unpopular with Washington voters, like a massive hike on the State gas tax? Would that shock you?
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UPDATE: Washington Gun Owners Under Assault
I would ask all Washington State patriots to call your legislators again to express your support for both the U.S. and Washington State Constitutions and your opposition to HB 1588. The pressure that you’ve all been applying to them may be working. I’d also ask you to do one other thing: Pray. Pray for wisdom, strength and perseverance for the brave men and women who are standing for liberty in Olympia. Ask God to give them favor with their fellow legislators. Finally, pray for courage for those who are going to go to the floor of the House to speak out against this terrible bill.
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URGENT: Washington Gun Owners Under Assault
The Seattle Times reported last night that Washington State legislators are being lobbied hard this weekend by anti-2nd Amendment groups. These legislators are being pushed to support Washington’s HB 1588, which effectively outlaws private firearm sales. If you need to familiarize yourself with this bill, I’ve written about it previously here and here. There are some Democrats being lobbied such as Rep. Steve Kirby (D, 29th LD) and | Read More »
Tags: Cathy Dahlquist
, Chad Magendanz
, Drew MacEwan
, Hans Zeiger
, HB 1588
, Linda Kochmar
, Mark Hargrove
, Maureen Walsh
, Mike Hope
, Steve O'Ban
, Terry Nealey
Good Cop, Bad Cop
It’s certain that no strategy is 100% effective, and it would be unwise to think that any politician can be corrected 100% of the time. That being said, a healthy skepticism should be maintained regarding our elected officials, even when they are from our own party. And constant vigilance must be maintained in defense of our rights. Politicians respond to pressure and it’s time for conservative activists to use it in their own party.
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UPDATE: With Republicans Like These…
On February 10th I wrote about Washington State House Bill 1588. This bill effectively outlaws the private sale of firearms in Washington State. One of HB 1588’s supporters is Representative Mike Hope (R, LD44). There has been massive conservative and Republican outcry regarding this bill yet Rep. Hope is still supporting it. There has been further controversy surrounding this bill, as substitute bills have been | Read More »