When Gun Rights Protections Really Aren’t
As many of us remember, there were several battles to protect the 2nd Amendment in Washington State this year. (For a brief recap, please read here, here, here). Thankfully, 2nd Amendment constitutionalists banded together and forced our mushy legislators to defeat every anti firearms bill introduced and supported by Democrats and Republican alike. But there’s a new battle waging in the form of ballot initiatives.
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21 Weeks, 6 Days and Still Not A Human?
This piece was first posted by this author on Life of the Party, a pro-life organization in Washington State. Please visit their website to learn more about them. Success! Finally, Congress is banning abortion! This is a great victory! Let’s all relax and go home, folks. What am I talking about, you ask? Why, the ban on abortions after 22 weeks that was passed | Read More »
Liberty can only exist under a certain set of circumstances; where our government is limited and the people believe in, trust in and follow God and the small parameters that are placed around us for our protection. Many in the liberty movement claim to want to return to the principles of our founding, but they don’t really. To return to the principles of our founding is to return to the principles of Christianity and the Bible, where liberty can truly be found.
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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 »
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 »
Rep. Mike Hope Wants To Be Your Baby’s Daddy
Imagine for a moment that someone who you deem an inappropriate, or even dangerous, influence wanted access to your children. This is someone who you, as a parent, have tried to shield your child from. After all, isn’t it a parent’s job to protect their children? Imagine that all this individual had to do was take you to court and have a judge issue an order forcing | Read More »
With Republicans Like This, Who Needs Democrats?
All that conservatives want and expect from our elected Representatives is to stand on Republican principles, but even that is too much to ask, it seems. Rep. Hope took an oath to uphold the Constitution, not sell it out. Perhaps he needs some reminding of that fact.
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The Failure of Pragmatism and Baby Steps
We are not attempting to create new laws, we just want the current laws against murder applied to all people. When we recognize that all human beings, born and unborn, are created equal and are endowed by God with the same unalienable rights, there will be no need to even use the word “abortion.” Instead, we will simply say “murder” and call abortionists what they truly are, murderers.
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The Liberty/Morality Dependency
The fundamental question of America, “Is man capable of ruling himself?” is being answered every time we fail to address issues of basic human morality. It’s answered every time we allow a child to be legally slaughtered. And it’s answered in the deafening silence from us as we ignore it. If we want liberty, we must act and live as though we want to be worthy of it, acknowledging the direct correlation between liberty and morality.
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Who’s To Blame? We are.
Tragedy strikes and everyone immediately begins falling over themselves trying to explain it, looking to find reason in madness and order in the chaos. Was he sick? What type of mental illness did he have? Was he taking his medication? Were his parents to blame? Was he mistreated by his family? These are all interesting questions and the answers may have played a small part | Read More »
Beyond Venture Socialism
Edited by Heidi Munson It’s a safe assumption that American citizens, no matter their party affiliation, believe government is wasteful. Government programs never come in on budget, as the recent and predictable example of the Affordable Care Act demonstrates. The American people were told that the ACA would cost $900 billion in ten years, but the latest estimates by the CBO indicate that it will cost | Read More »
Something To Celebrate
Last Saturday, December 1st, the Snohomish County Republican Party Central Committee convened for its legally required biennial reorganization. The Central Committee voted on new leadership including a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, State Committeeman and State Committeewoman. It was my great honor to be nominated for the position of State Committeeman by Mr. Sam Wilson, who gave a great speech about the need for the Republican Party to | Read More »
R. Clayton Strang for State Committeeman
On Saturday, December 1, 2012 Republican Precinct Committee Officers in Snohomish County, Washington will gather to reorganize our county Republican Party. The only matter of business that will be discussed is the election of new leadership in the Snohomish County Republican Party. The kind of leadership that we elect will determine the direction of our Party. As we’re all aware, many challenges face our nation and | Read More »
The Purpose of the Party
“My biggest random rant is people who do not understand the WSRP, it’s role (sic), structure, power or abilities and have never been involved with the WSRP. And then make claims which simply are not true.” ~Kirby Wilbur, Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party What does it mean to be a Republican? Why does our party exist? These don’t seem like questions that | Read More »
The War on Faith in Washington State
225 years ago, the Founders of our Great Republic gave us a gift; The United States Constitution. This monumental document changed the nature of the relationship between the governed and government. No longer could government keep the citizenry under its boot with unlimited power, for this Constitution laid out in plain, but specific detail what the government was allowed to do. These enumerated powers contained | Read More »
An Open Letter To Washington State Republican Party Chairman Kirby Wilbur
Dear Mr. Chairman: On Thursday June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the monstrous legislation known as “Obamacare.” As I am sure you are aware, the Washington State Attorney General and a Republican candidate for Washington State Governor, Rob McKenna, has said that he opposes a repeal of any portion of the Affordable Care Act and is ready to implement it | Read More »
America Needs Heroes
Edited by Mr. Jordan Torres The new Marvel superhero movie, “The Avengers” is out this weekend. People are waiting in long lines and trying to buy tickets to sold out shows. They don’t just want to be entertained. They’re not simply looking for an escape from their daily lives. I believe that Americans are hungry for a hero. In a time when our leaders | Read More »