How are we going to protect taxpayers in 2021? Big announcement on Wed (Facebook Live @ noon). ACTION ALERT: Send another email to the supreme court.

by | Nov 9, 2020

Regardless of who gets elected and which politicians control the levers of government, we will always have a need for vigorous citizen activism. I will never stop doing that, and I look forward to all we will accomplish together in the future.

Rest assured, my run for Governor only enhanced my commitment to fight for our country and for the people of the state of Washington.

In 8 years, tax obsessed Jay Inslee raised taxes over 30 times costing taxpayers $52.1 billion. 

On November 3rd, voters overwhelmingly rejected all 4 tax increases imposed by Inslee this year:

REPEALED: 61.04% (2,259,781 voters)

REPEALED: 59.29% (2,172,750 voters)

REPEALED: 61.77% (2,244,723 voters)

REPEALED: 54.24% (1,984,491 voters)

That’s more voters rejecting Inslee’s $2 billion tax increases than votes for him. Because of Inslee’s lockdown, taxpayers are really struggling and they’re clearly expressing their overwhelming opposition to higher taxes.

But Inslee and the Democrat-dominated House and Senate don’t give a darn about that — they’re obsessed with taking more of the people’s money.

No matter how much they take from us, they always want more, more, more. 

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ON WED (FACEBOOK LIVE @ 12 NOON: https://www.facebook.com/tim.eyman.370). I’ll be letting everyone know how we’re going to protect taxpayers in 2021.

The fight continues.

ACTION ALERT: Send another email to the 9 judges on the state supreme court demanding they reconsider their absurd ruling on our $30 Tabs Initiative. 

The people are spittin’ mad about it:

I ask each of you to communicate directly with all 9 judges.

In the “To:” line of your email to them, COPY AND PASTE this: 

supreme@courts.wa.govdebra.stephens@courts.wa.govdebra@debrastephenslaw.comjudy.vandervort@courts.wa.govsonia.avila@courts.wa.govcharles.johnson@courts.wa.govcharlesjohnson2020@comcast.netbarbara.madsen@courts.wa.govjusticebarbaramadsen@gmail.comsusan.owens@courts.wa.govsowens@olypen.comsteven.gonzalez@courts.wa.govphil@seattlecfo.comsheryl.mccloud@courts.wa.govjusticesherylmccloud@gmail.comlynda.zeis@courts.wa.govraquel.montoyalewis@courts.wa.govinfo@justicemontoyalewis.comhelen.whitener@courts.wa.govkeepwhitenerforjustice@gmail.commary.yu@courts.wa.govmary@justicemaryyu.comtim.eyman@gmail.com;

In the Subject line, COPY AND PASTE this:

My message to all 9 judges on the state supreme court is this: King County Judge Marshall Ferguson made an initial ruling on I-976. But in his final ruling, he wrote “upon consideration of the parties’ additional arguments and authorities, the Court concludes the Plaintiffs have failed to satisfy their heavy burden.” He did what a judge is supposed to do: he had the courage and integrity to change his mind after hearing additional arguments. All 9 of you can, and should, do the same thing. 

In the body of the email, COPY AND PASTE this (or write something yourself, tell them how you feel about their absurd ruling): 

I demand that all 9 of you look at what King County Superior Court Judge Marshall Ferguson wrote in his well-reasoned ruling upholding our $30 Tabs Initiative:

“Like the single-subject rule, the subject-in-title rule is to be liberally construed in favor of the legislation. At the preliminary injunction phase of this case, this Court concluded that Plaintiffs were likely to prevail on their subject-in-title claim. Now, upon consideration of the parties’ additional arguments and authorities, the Court concludes the Plaintiffs have failed to satisfy their heavy burden of establishing a violation of Article II, section 19. … Liberally construing I-976’s ballot title in favor of the initiative, as the Court must, the Court concludes that it satisfies the subject-in-title rule.”

Judge Marshall Ferguson did what a judge is supposed to do: have the courage and the integrity to change his mind after considering those “additional arguments and authorities.”

All 9 of you can, and should, do the same thing. 

With such an overwhelming vote in favor of the initiative (60% statewide, not counting Seattle) and such overwhelming opposition to your original ruling (KOMO: DO YOU AGREE WITH THE COURT’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL RULING OF $30 CAR TABS? 30% YES, 70% NO), I demand that all 9 of you summon the same courage and display the same integrity that Judge Ferguson showed. 

Our motion for reconsideration was filed last week (983208_Motion_20201104163902SC811245_8545.pdf). It gives all 9 of you the chance to right this wrong.

With all 9 of you, anything goes for liberal initiatives (KIRO: “Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit against anti-gun initiative I-1639”). But we all know it’s totally different with conservative initiatives. It’s not supposed to be that way. When an initiative is approved by voters, judges are required to bend-over-backwards to uphold them — initiatives, and legislative laws, are assumed to be constitutional and there’s a very heavy burden to prove they’re not. And any time a law or description can be read and construed and interpreted more than one way, a judge must read it, construe it, and interpret it in the way that upholds it (Judge Ferguson did that, not one of you did). 

It’s never too late to do the right thing. And the right thing is reconsidering your original decision on Initiative 976. I ask you to read Judge Ferguson’s decision (maybe for the first time) upholding our $30 Tabs (https://tinyurl.com/976CourtRuling) and ask you to come to the same logical conclusion he did.

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SEND THEM YOUR EMAIL RIGHT AWAY. Forward this email to friends and family and co-workers. Share this on social media and encourage everyone to email them too.

It’s not over — the fight continues.

This is why the AG’s lawsuit asks for a lifetime ban on all my future political activity.

I really need your help to survive AG Bob Ferguson’s investigation / litigation / persecution of me and my family. The only reason we’re still here is thanks to the heartfelt prayers and generous support from friends like you.

Please help by donating to my legal defense fund here:

Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/timdefense
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tim-eyman-legal-defense-fund/donate
Mail-in donation: Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund, 500 106th Ave NE #709, Bellevue, WA, 98004

In addition, we’re still working really hard to deliver $30 Tabs.

We got I-976 qualified, passed, and upheld by that King County Judge (it’s still on hold because of the AG’s sabotage). Karen and I sacrificed a lot — we sold off our retirement fund and loaned $500K to kickstart its signature drive.

We’re asking folks to donate so we can get paid back. Please help with that:
Credit card/Paypal: https://permanentoffense.com/donate/
Mail-in donation:
Permanent Offense
PO Box 6151
Olympia, WA, 98507
(memo line: Repay Eymans’ loan)

Thanks everyone.

I love you all.

Tim