I Am Calling For Civil Disobedience: Join Me In REFUSING To Renew Your Vehicle Tabs.
I am calling for civil disobedience.
Join me and REFUSE to renew your vehicle tabs if your bill includes taxes and fees that were specifically targeted by I-976. It is absolutely critical that the people of Washington state, regardless of how they voted, not pay taxes and fees that the voters voted to get rid of.
The voters have 3 times approved these vehicle-cost-saving-initiatives and it is tyranny for Seattle’s government to sue the voters because the voters didn’t obey their masters. 60% of voters in the 38 counties outside King County voted for I-976. Nearly 60% of Snohomish County voters and 66% of Pierce County voters passed it. And in King County areas outside Seattle, the voters passed I-976.
It was the high turnout Seattle no vote that hit nearly 80% that skews the vote totals and makes it seem close. It wasn’t close at all.
Voters outside Seattle voted emphatically against these obnoxious vehicle taxes and fees that state and local governments are currently imposing.
One person, one vote is democracy and 1,054,546 voted yes and 936,023 voted no on I-976. We cannot and will not allow democracy to be perverted into a system where Seattle votes count more than everyone else’s. As George Orwell warned in Animal Farm, it started with “All animals are equal” but got changed to “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm
And here we are today, in a downtown Seattle courtroom, about to have a Jay-Inslee-appointed judge — who is employed by the plaintiff — decide if our votes count.
But corrupt courts are not, shall not, and will not be the final word.
The final word comes from the people. We have the right to self-determination. Government can only function with the consent of the governed.
REFUSING to renew your vehicle tabs is not a crime. It’s a non-moving violation. It’s basically a parking ticket. The odds of you out of millions vehicle owners getting pulled over for expired tabs is slim. If you do get pulled over, tell them that not renewing your tabs is our Boston Tea Party and ask them to give you a warning. If you’re cited, don’t pay it, appeal it. Let’s clog up traffic courts all across Washington with heroic, patriotic citizens who will tell the court that you are standing up for democracy. Invite me to your hearing and I will stand with you and for you.
And always remember: getting a ticket is likely cheaper than the cost of the tabs.
You can even buy a 3-day trip permit and that’d be cheaper too.
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE HAS A PROUD TRADITION:
The General said – “You don’t think we’re just going to walk out of India!”
Gandhi replied – “Yes. In the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen
simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.”
Am I down with the struggle? You bet:
Is Seattle’s Governor with us? Let’s ask him.
4 more years?
Jay Inslee, will you join me in calling for this boycott?
Jay Inslee, will you join us in supporting the voters’ decision or not?
Jay Inslee, do you join me in supporting the people’s right to peacefully protest by refusing to renew their tabs?
Jay Inslee, do you agree with Gary Locke’s decision in 2000 when he led the Legislature: “Regardless of the court’s ruling today, $30 license tabs are here to stay.”
Jay Inslee, will you get your fellow Democrats to pass legislation to get the voters the $30 tabs they just voted for just like Gary Locke did 19 years ago?
Jay, voters’ faith in government and confidence their votes count is on the line.
Saving our democracy from destruction shouldn’t be a partisan issue.
So whaddya say Jay?
4 more years?
I make you this promise: support me in this effort and I’ll give you a race for governor like you’ve never seen before.
I love you all.
Finally … one of us as Governor.
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