Inslee’s Lockdown Extension Is A Disturbing Power-Grab. Come To Bellevue Today

by | Apr 3, 2020

Jay Inslee isn’t a king, but he sure is acting like one.

Where are the checks-and-balances?

SEATTLE TIMES: “Thursday’s announcement extends by nearly a month Inslee’s order that closed thousands of businesses, public schools, and much of society …” That means his “order will remain in effect a full six weeks” ending on May 4.

Inslee’s lockdown extension is a deeply disturbing power grab. Because it was unilateral. The Legislature – supposedly the people who are elected to represent us in government decisions – were kinda-sorta-part of the initial shutdown.

This new extension: it was all Inslee.

That sets the dangerous precedent where future extensions will now be made by Him.

Just Him.

That’s not our system of government.

He had already taken over the economy. For weeks, He has decided who is allowed to earn a living and who may not. We’ve seen what industries receive His permission and those He chooses to shut down.

This is the kind of centralized planning that Kshama Sawant covets.

And His whims, desires, and dictates shift daily.

For weeks, there’s been the oddity that golfing was “essential” but now it’s not.

That fishing was allowed but now it’s not.

That funerals were shut down, but now they’re open.

That parks were open, but now they’re closed (but open for him, of course).

Did you know that Jay Inslee has specifically designated debt collectors as essential?  

Could that have anything to do with their massive campaign contributions to him?

He’s decided that workers on government construction sites are safe but workers on non-government construction sites are not.

Do you think that has anything to do with union donations to him?

He rules that the media is essential but public records are not (making it impossible to verify what Inslee is telling us is true).

Is it any wonder He gets such fawning press coverage?

When reporters won’t ask the hard questions, we must:

When reporters won’t ask the hard questions, we must:

Today, Friday, April 3rd, 11am-1pm, Bellevue Wal-Mart, Factoria Mall, 12620 SE 41st Pl.

You should go shopping here today for essential items. If you do, you’ll see a table outside the main entrance. It will have petitions on it. I’ll be standing 6 feet away. I invite you to sign and take some with you. There might be a line of people waiting — make sure to stand 6 feet apart. After doing so, go inside and buy your essentials.

DUE DILIGENCE: On Thursday, I spoke with the Bellevue Police Department. Good news: no one’s getting arrested today! It turns out that the First Amendment is still in effect. I also contacted several constitutional attorneys about this. In Doe v Reed, a case that came out of Washington state, the US Supreme Court ruled that voters are legislating when signing a petition. Since Inslee’s proclamation allows city and county governments to continue legislating (as Bellingham and Edmonds did recently), citizens’ legislating clearly falls under that category too.

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I love you all.

Tim

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