Listen to this audio — I had to keep my fury and anger in check — it was BY FAR the most difficult off-the-cuff unprepared remarks I’ve ever made.
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Bob Ferguson screwed up and I sued him for it.
Inslee and Democrats’ Cap & Trade bill imposed a $3.9 billion tax increase. And the voters were by law allowed to learn about it and vote on it.
And after reading our briefs and listening to our oral arguments, a judge agreed that the AG had violated the law and so he ordered a temporary restraining order requiring it be put on the November ballot.
But to make the “temporary” into a “permanent” ruling, an additional court hearing was necessary.
It was set for the morning of Friday, August 19.
But we all knew the outcome — the judge had already agreed the AG was wrong and “the public had a right to know.”
Victory was assured.
Nonetheless, I spent days practicing and preparing to make my arguments that morning.
I was ready.
But just as that August 19th hearing began, the judge announced that the AG had convinced the state supreme court to take the unprecedented step of ordering the judge to not allow the case to proceed.
Everyone in the courtroom could tell the judge hated being told how to rule on a case he hadn’t made a final decision on yet.
How did I feel?
I was livid.
I knew the voters wanted the chance to vote on this, I knew there was a law requiring it, I knew the AG was violating the law, I knew we had a judge who recognized that injustice, and I knew the people were about to score a tremendous victory.
And Bob Ferguson, like Lucy, yanked the football away.
It was absolutely maddening.
As I sat there, all I could think about was how corrupt the whole thing was — a laundry list of expletives swirled around in my head.
But then the judge did something judges never do.
He offered me an open invitation to speak on the record about what just happened.
Just say out loud my reaction to this gross corruption.
As you can imagine, I just wanted to scream.
But that’d be the kind of thing that Bob Ferguson wanted.
So instead, I had to keep my fury and anger in check and articulate the injustice that had just occurred.
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It was BY FAR the most difficult off-the-cuff unprepared remarks I’ve ever made.
I’d really like your feedback on it.
Fortunate for me, I had millions of great people — all of you — standing behind me (symbolized by the folks who joined me in the courtroom that day).
Despite all the roadblocks thrown in our way, I’m still fighting for our initiatives and for the people’s right to vote.
I’m urging you — while I’m fighting to help our state and our nation — to please donate to my legal defense fund so I can appeal the AG’s ridiculously unconstitutional restrictions and make sure what he’s doing to me and my family never happens to anyone else ever again.
And now a message from Larry Jensen & Sid Maietto:
We’re asking folks to donate to our PAC so we can keep fighting for taxpayers with Jim Walsh’s initiative I-1491, the STOP ALL INCOME TAXES INITIATIVE.
The taxpayers of Washington need our help now more than ever. Donate to our political committee so we can keep fighting for you:
Mail your check — made payable to “Permanent Offense I-1491” — to: Permanent Offense, PO Box 6151, Olympia, WA, 98507
Or donate online: PermanentOffense.com
Sid Maietto & Larry Jensen
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Larry, Tim, & Sid
P.S. Again, please donate to my legal defense fund today: