Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014 UPDATE: WOW! New legislation! ...Well, almost.

      A friend gave me a copy of “State Representatives Joel Kretz and Shelly Short 7th Legislative District Report.” In this report was an article titled “Helping the Local Handyman.”
     WOW! I didn't know that Shelly Short was really going to follow through on efforts to repair the legislation which Washington Department of Labor and Industries misuses to target people who post innocent fliers on private bulletin boards. Shelly wrote a bill that would have changed the statute to prevent abuses which have been inflicted on myself and thousands of others like me. The bill did not pass the legislature, but she promises to continue working on it. Bless her heart! Even though I don't need the government's permission to hang a flier without being fined, Shelly is worthy of much praise for sticking her neck out. Standing up for “maintaining individual rights” as stated in our Washington State Constitution is going against the crowd at the state legislature. It is very difficult to reason with legislators who have not attained the IQ of a sixth grader capable of reading our Supreme Law of the Land. Shelly was up against the crowd... going against the flow... standing up for the common citizen.
     Some 6 months ago, I got a call from Rep. Short. We talked about what I would like to see in some legislation she was writing, or attempting to write. Since it was the first and only call I had received from her, I thought she was not too serious about it, and possibly trying to appease me. I did not know that she had actually written the bill and submitted it to the legislature for a vote. Our first conversation was probably a little more “liberty minded” and “Patrick Henry minded” on my part than she was comfortable dealing with. The truth is, our representatives do not know what to do with people like me who insist on simply abiding by our Supreme Law of the Land. In their world, that doesn't fly with the low IQ legislators in the state houses, State Senators and Representatives. She would be shunned and completely ignored if she said the same things that I say. Her associates would call her “extreme” and “uncooperative.” They would simply run over her, since there are not enough people to stand together with her. ...I know the feeling. Few people have the courage to stand for what is right and good... like our founding fathers stood for what is right and good.
      My friend gave me the newsletter which pleasantly surprised me with the following article:

Rep. Short also sponsored HB 2113, which would modify the exemption from contractor registration requirements for work that is casual, minor, or inconsequential. Current law assumes that a “handyman” who advertises is presumed to be a contractor subject to the Department of Labor and Industries' (L&I) subjective interpretation, which has been targeting these individuals. Her bill raises the threshold to $1200.00 per job (supplies and labor) and most importantly assumes handymen are NOT contractors. This way, L&I cannot subjectively go after these folks unless an individual falsely states that he or she is a contractor. While this legislation did not pass, we continue to believe folks who who have skills ought to be able to support their families without fear of L&I coming after them and will work on this proposal again next session.
     WOW! Rep. Short uses some powerful words in this article! She goes straight after L&I! In the second sentence, L&I “subjectively” interprets the law “presuming” current law “assumes” handymen to be contractors. As proven in my blog, L&I subjectively enforces the law to maximize their revenue income (through fines and licensing fees) by using the statute to include “almost every activity of work” (as stated by ALJ Mark Kim). Also, (L&I) “which has been targeting these individuals.” “Targeting?” Isn't “targeting” a powerful word? This is great! The Director of L&I ought to stand up and pay attention! L&I is provoking a backlash! L&I has stepped out of constitutional restraints, obviously! Then, in the second to the last sentence she uses “go after” these folks! These are terms that the common man can understand. They know what it is like to be a “target” with government employees “going after” them. Having government employees bullying you is not fun, it is provocative! And, it is unconstitutional—our right to publish, our right to work and perform services for our neighbors, and our right to a trial by jury are blatantly ignored under L&I's administrative law. Administrative Law is “pretended legislation” according to our Declaration of Independence.
     Let me clear up this “Administrative Law” thing so that it is understandable to government employees and also according to the common man's common sense. “Administrative Law” is law that applies to the administration of a government program and it is binding upon the administrators and the members of the government program. Administrative Law does not apply to the general public, which has never signed up to participate in the government program!!!! By not “signing up” for the program and not signing into the rules and laws governing the program, the general public retains ALL OF THE RIGHTS PROTECTED BY THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND. If an individual does not sign for the licenses and certificates given out by the government employees, the individual does not fall under the jurisdiction of the Administrative Law governing the issuance of licenses and certificates. Infractions only apply to those who have signed and agreed to work under the Administrative Law. However, our ignorant government employees have been instructed to unlawfully issue citations to the general public as if the general public falls under the jurisdiction of fat dumb bureaucrats living off taxpayer money. Fat dumb bureaucrats crossed this line at some point in the past, and the government lawyers chose to back up the government employees rather than support our Supreme Law of the Land. Most of the general public are not equipped to stand up to the power of out of control government attorneys and employees, so the unlawful practice of issuing citations to the general public was allowed to continue and expand. Even our “citizen” legislators were not equipped to correct the government paid lawyers. They simply believed what they were told by the government attorneys and bureaucrats. Let me say that I am proud that my blog has equipped at least one of the people's representatives. She had the knowledge and the truth, and that gave her the courage to write a bill to correct the “targeting” and the “going after these folks” by the out of control L&I. I don't know if she understands my paragraph here, which defines the jurisdiction of administrative law, but hopefully she is learning. Apparently, she does not know the history of Administrative Law and its differences from “public law” which governs the entire public. Public safety laws that govern the speed of vehicles on highways apply to everyone who uses the public roadways, however, if I have a 5 mile private road on my property, no police officer can issue me a speeding citation on my private road. See how this makes simple sense? If I hang a flier falsely claiming I am a licensed contractor, I fall under the jurisdiction of the public moral law restricting fraud and deceit in advertising. Committing fraud by deceiving my neighbors is morally, ethically, and criminally offensive, and people who commit fraud ought to suffer just consequences after being convicted by a jury of their good neighbors. But, to use administrative law to restrict our (the general public's) constitutionally protected civil rights is criminal and treasonous according to our Supreme Law of the Land. ...but who in the legislature has the courage to say so? ...It is not in the nature of people to make accusations that put others in a bad light. Our weak legislators don't want to stick their neck out and hold people accountable to their Oath of Office to support our Supreme Law of the Land. They go along with supporting legislation that nullifies the Supreme Law of the land, by finding ways to justify supporting it. For example,”It is for the public safety,” or “it is for the children,” or “it is for the public welfare.” Nonsense wins... courage and the constitutions go out the window. Meanwhile we have swarms of bureaucrats willing to accuse the citizens of being “bad neighbors” violating the law. IT IS THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WHO ARE VIOLATING THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND!!!!
     I called Rep. Short to thank her for her efforts at reigning in L&I. We had a great conversation. I pointed out that I thought the history of the licensing laws was voluntary in order to provide some security to people needing skilled work done on their homes. I thought the consumer could choose to hire a licensed contractor for the security of knowing that the contractor has passed some minimum standards put forth by the state. Or, the consumer could hire someone whom they know has the skills and reputation to complete the services for them. I figure that these programs started out voluntary, but the government employees kept pushing the envelope and changing the intent of the law to increase their power and revenue. I made Rep Short laugh when I said, “Forty years ago no government employee would have dared hand $1500.00 fines (for hanging a flier on a bulletin board) to my father because my father would have punched him in the nose.” Dad would not put up with that and why should I put up with it? Actually, no government employees would have been so stupid forty years ago. My how things have changed, and not for the better. The government employees think they need more government employees policing and fining the public.
Rep. Short said that she would look into the history of the law. Then I asked her if she could put the Director of WDLI on the hot seat and find out how many citations have been issued and how many millions of dollars has WDLI taken from the “folks?” She said she would look into that, too.
     Rep. Short said that the bill didn't pass because the unions opposed it. Obviously the unions don't want competition. She said that the unions kept bringing up the “underground economy.” I pointed out that the underground economy is what saved Russia! Millions more in the Soviet Union would have died of starvation if it wasn't for the underground economy. She laughed again and had to agree. I said, “See? You guys up there tend to think backwards.” The underground free economy is a good thing. It is the “managed” economy that fails every time. Government interference in everything destroys everything. That is why we have the Supreme Law of the Land to limit government interference!
     I hope to hear from Rep. Short in the near future. I hope she will research the history of the law and find out details of the citations and fines issued by WDLI over the years. Hmmm...When was the first fine for hanging a flier on a bulletin board issued?... That would be great to know! And I will let you know what she finds out. It should be interesting. I hope she has the courage to follow through. So far, she has...

We still need courageous people standing up to out of control government employees!

Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014 UPDATE: Three months and no more correspondence from government employees.

     Yeah, that is right! I have not heard anything more from the courts or Washington Department of Labor and Industries. Perhaps the higher up big dogs are afraid that more argument from me will alert and educate their little dogs who "are just doing their job" to collect a paycheck. Surely, the big dogs don't want the little dogs using their brains and questioning the orders coming down from the higher up big dogs. 
     Meanwhile, the USA continues to wake up. We in America have witnessed federal goons pointing guns at an American ranching family in Nevada. The little dog government employees could not bring themselves to carry out their threats of shooting U.S. citizens who were approaching a BLM staging area [in force] demanding the return of some 400 head of cattle which the BLM goons had stolen or killed. Rancher Cliven Bundy, some militia groups, and supportive neighborly protesters forced the government employees to back down, return the cattle, and evacuate their staging area.
     My take on rancher Cliven Bundy is that he is entitled to face his accusers in front of a jury of his good neighbors before the government employees can lawfully confiscate his water and grazing rights, his liberty, and his property. Obtaining a conviction by jury is the only legal way government employees can confiscate God given liberty and property.
     Now we know why our founding fathers believed that local governance governs best. The local people of the county where Bundy ranches should be the beneficiaries of the fees collected from the grazing land within the county. Why pay fees to the federal government so that they can hire more idiots to point guns at American families? The centralized federal government has no constitutional right to "own" land within any state, except for military bases. The land belongs to the people, not to government employees. The people living in the counties where federal lands exist are the rightful owners and beneficiaries of that land. County government can manage its own resources without federal government interference, threats, and armed bureaucrats pointing guns at citizens of the county. It really is simple to understand, and thankfully many people are getting their eyes opened to the abuses of out of control government employees.
    I am quite disturbed about all of this stuff going down. Bundy, thousands of others caught in bureaucratic disputes, and I should not have to educate government employees about their neighborly civic duty to support our Supreme Law of the Land according to their own Oath of Office in their tax paid position of public trust. These government employees simply lack the education necessary to abide by our Supreme Law of the Land. Now, individuals caught in the messes created by government employees must butt heads with maniacal egos who can't admit that we have a Supreme Law of the Land. We have government employees with huge egos who cannot admit error on the part of government employees, and we have little dog government employees who "just want to do their job" so that they keep getting a paycheck from the taxpayers they have sworn to serve under the constraints of our state and federal constitutions.
    There you have it! The legislators in all the states need to require remedial education for all the state and federal government employees in order that they may know how to support and defend our Supreme Law of the Land JUST LIKE OUR MILITARY SERVICEMEN RISK THEIR LIVES TO DO!!! It makes no sense to send sons and daughters to war to "defend our constitutions against all enemies foreign and domestic" while our domestic government employees throw our state and federal constitutions into the garbage can.
   Epiphany time! It is time for all government employees to have that epiphany where they figure out that they are supposed to be good neighbors doing their civic duty to support and defend our Supreme Law of the Land and our Bill of Rights! Come on you government employees! Stop showing the public how stupid. egotistical, and self centered you are. Stick your neck out and insist that your fellow government employees abide by our constitutions. Risk your paycheck and stand up to your big dog boss and tell him you won't point guns at your neighbors and fine your neighbors for hanging a flyer on a bulletin board. Do what is right according to our Supreme Law of the Land and thereby show that you care about your neighbors and those whom you are supposed to be serving under the constraints of our Supreme Law of the Land.
  Geeze... How many times must I repeat myself before you government employees toss your ego out and have that epiphany? Will you have that epiphany, or are you trying to provoke your neighbors into throwing off the out of control government employees? You want to correct a long train of abuses, or do you want to be the targets of a long suffering mob who have had their income, liberty, and opportunities stolen from them for too many decades?
    Good grief! A poor man can't even take his kids fishing without paying the government over $200.00 for licenses, parking fees, boat launch fees, camping fees, inspection fees, and harassment by fish and game government employees... Wake the f*** up you dipsticks(government employees)! Try being good neighbors instead of hucksters and shysters stealing the wallets of your neighbors!
    Well, I'll see what happens next! This blog is still getting hits from all over the world. Perhaps it has been useful to people. This blog contains a lot of good information for arguing against out of control government employees. I pray that it empowers the common man and corrects the misguided government employees...
   God bless those who seek Him with all their heart and with all their mind and with all their strength! Love God first, and He will teach you how to love family, friends, and neighbors. And also give you courage and strength and wisdom to stand against out of control ignorant government employees.
     "Father, pour out your spirit in these last days upon all flesh..." Acts 2:17-21.

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