April 2021 Chairman's Corner Newsletter

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This Saturday, April 3 at noon the SCRP will be having a PCO / PC Training. We have a full agenda with many special guests, including Peyton LaFerla with the WSRP. For more info call (360) 820-1700.

The state legislature is set to end the 2021 session April 25. During the last month of session many issues will be debated including the budgets (operating, capital, transportation), a capital gains income tax, local carbon fuel standard, gas taxes, etc.

The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its quarterly revenue forecast which puts WA State back at pre-pandemic revenues. This is positive news, given that last June it was estimated we could be facing a $9 billion budget deficit this session. Revenues are up by $1.3 billion for the remainder of this biennium (2019-21) and up another $1.95 billion for the 2021-23 biennium (total of $3.29 billion over the four-year outlook). The state tax revenues for the 2021-23 biennium are projected to be $56.6 billion, an increase of 8.2% over the current biennium. 

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The Association Washington Business (AWB) points out that WA State is receiving $11 B from federal bailout bills, and $5 B from tax revenue ($16 B Total). Yet there are 232,000 fewer jobs in the state than there were a year ago. 

With our State's residents paying record amounts of taxes you would think Democrat leadership would want to slow the pace, and start helping to create new jobs, but this is not the case. The Dems have their sights set on new and more taxes and are doubling down on their ultra liberal policies, here are a few examples:

SB 5096 would impose a 7% tax on the selling of long-term capital assets, or on receiving Washington State capital gains beginning January 1, 2022. This tax is completely unnecessary. We have sufficient revenue to fully fund government without any taxes and without cuts in services to those in need. See LD 39 Keith Wagoner's Floor Speech Opposing this Legislation Here

HB 1094 incudes an income tax on capital gains that spends even more than what the governor proposed in December. Because of the constitutionality questions, if it becomes law it will probably end up in court..

SB 5038 The open carry measure passed on party lines in the state House and Senate, by 57-40 and 28-20 margins. It now heads to back to the Senate. This will prohibit the open carry of firearms and any other weapon at or near ANY WA STATE public demonstration, on the Capitol grounds, or at any other legislative building. Even worse, the Dems in the House put an emergency clause amendment that blocks the ability of the people to gather signatures to put the legislation on the ballot this November as a Referendum. This is an obvious move to keep the people of this state from being able to weigh in on their 2nd Amendment rights.

Thanks to Rep. Jim Walsh for refusing to vote, citing the unconstitutionality of the bill. Per State and U.S. Constitutions; The right to keep and bear arms should not be impaired / infringed. This will go to the courts. It will take time, but this law may be overturned

HB 1236 takes away the rights of landlords to determine who they can rent to or when and why they can evict a tenant. It's ludicrous that the Democrat Totalitarian Government thinks they should be able to dictate what property owners can and can't do with their property. This bill is another Democrat government overreach. It completely takes away the rights of landlords, and gives it to tenants, no matter how bad those tenants may be.

SB 5227 and SB 5228 requires staff attendance at critical race theory training in public colleges, universities and medical schools. These are horrible bills that mandate racial quotas based on race and also violate our constitutional rights! VIDEO HERE

HB 1068 "Exempting election security information from public records disclosure" has passed both chambers and will be signed into law by the governor-- 1068 hides important election records and related information from the public, and restricts the public's ability to investigate elections and will set a dangerous precedence for other public disclosure information.  Why do the Democrats want to block important election related records from the public? What are they hiding? This bill violates the Public Records Act itself!

Some good news is that LD 39 State House Rep. Sutherland's 1068 amendment was accepted, preserving the ability of an audit authorized or required under Title 29A RCW. 1068-S AMH SUTH (wa.gov). Unfortunately last week, potential amendment language clarifying Election Observing was not allowed to be accepted, thanks to a new rule beginning this year because of (you guessed it, Covid) the remote environment. Now conveniently for the Majority Party, once a bill has been placed on the calendar, amendments may not be offered.

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House Republicans in the legislature introduced a package of bills to help keep illegal drugs off our streets. This is in response to last month's WA Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized hard drugs. While Democrats want to legalize and decriminalize every drug they can think of, with the help of the liberal state Supreme Court, Republicans are fighting every day to keep our communities safe. As local governments across the state scramble to deal with the aftermath, legislators have been responding with legislative solutions. The GOP package of bills includes:

HB 1558 would promote recovery and improve public safety by providing behavioral health system responses to individuals with substance use disorder and providing training to law enforcement personnel.

HB 1559 would provide a behavioral health response to juveniles consuming controlled substances.

HB 1560 would consider the mental state element of a person's intention to knowingly commit a crime involving offenses related to possession of substances.

HB 1561 would expand offenses and penalties for the manufacture, sale, distribution, and other conduct involving controlled substances and counterfeit substances.

HB 1562 would allow local governments to enact laws and ordinances relating to possession of controlled substances and counterfeit substances.

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The links below include resources that can help you with daily updates and to navigate the Washington State Legislature's remote 2021 Legislative Session. Make Your Voice Heard!

WA State House Republicans  - The Current

WA State Ledger

Legislative Process (Video)

How a Bill Becomes a Law (text)

Overview of Legislative Process (text)

Glossary of Legislative Terms

Watch legislative session TVW streaming or on Television

Watch TVW Coverage of Senate Sessions

Watch TVW Coverage of House Sessions

Participate by testifying in a committee (virtually)

Participate by voicing your opinion on a bill

Participate by knowing who your legislators are

Citizen's Guide to Effective Legislative Participation

House Floor Activity Calendar

Senate Floor Activity Calendar

Committee Schedules

Contacting Your Legislator

WSRP Olympia Watch Website 

Go on the record via the Legislative Hotline: (800) 562-6000

Unconstitutional H.R. 1, the U.S. House Democrats' bill to radically transform America's election system, including prohibiting voter ID laws and mandating taxpayers fund political campaigns, gives the federal government authority to administer elections over the states. Although the U.S. Constitution gives states the authority to run their elections as they see fit. More Here

H.R. 1 would federalize and micromanage the election process administered by the states, imposing unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates on the states and reversing the decentralization of the American election process—which is essential to the protection of our liberty and freedom. It would (among other things) implement nationwide the worst changes in election rules that occurred during the 2020 election; go even further in eroding and eliminating basic security protocols that states have in place; and interfere with the ability of states and their citizens to determine the qualifications and eligibility of voters, ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls, secure the fairness and integrity of elections, and participate and speak freely in the political process. More Here

Democrat H.R. 5 is just as bad and is a dangerous attack on religious freedom and free speech! HR 5 is a Democrat bill that pushes the LGBT agenda on all people and targets Christianity in every area of life—including the church. HR 5 criminalizes Christianity, harms children and betrays women. Under H.R. 5 you can no longer operate your business according to YOUR religious beliefs. H.R. 5 threatens parental rights to guide gender-confused children and would force counselors to push children to embrace a biological lie.

This bill destroys bathroom privacy. It allows both genders into every bathroom in America. It directs religious K-12 schools and daycare centers to force children to obey adults who show up at work one day as a man and the next day as a woman. And, this bill gags counselors from giving professional help to those facing unwanted same-sex desires or actions. It even criminalizes those who share their own story of finding freedom from homosexuality, in Christ, in a book, or in a speaking engagement. This bill literally sets the stage for banning the Bible, which offers the power to free those wanting to turn away from homosexual conduct. 

And there is NO RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION to H.R. 5

Further, this bill demands that every religious adoption agency place innocent children in homes with adults involved in same-sex conduct. And it also demands that religious families be willing to accept practicing LGBTQ minors in their home as a prerequisite to being approved as foster parents.  

Under H.R. 5, property owners would be forced to accept renters whose actions violate their religious beliefs, including renting out a room in their home or their private vacation home. 

Home-based businesses would be forced to hire and welcome LGBTQ people into their privately-owned home, even if they are trying to raise their children according to their own religious beliefs! 

This legislation would create many more victims -- like women in shelters who have been sexually assaulted by a man posing as a "transgender" to gain access to the facility.

H.R. 5 would ban religious adoption and foster care agencies that refuse to abandon Biblical teachings. It would remove the protections of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to protect our deeply held religious beliefs. More Here

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Last month the Marysville City Council unanimously adopted a new ordinance amending the city’s code making it a gross misdemeanor to possess controlled substances. Mayor Jon Nehring praised the Council’s action approving the ordinance saying “I commend the City Council for its swift action to address this vacuum and provide the necessary tools for our officers, in Marysville we lead with compassion when it comes to cases involving substance abuse. It is critical to also have consequences available for our police officers and court to hold people accountable for their criminal actions against a community member or business.”

The new section – 6.27.030 – now reads: “(1) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess a controlled substance or to possess a controlled substance with intent to use it, unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his or her professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by chapter 69.50 RCW.” If convicted, a person would face up to 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Marysville Police Chief Erik Scairpon applauded the swift action by the Council, stating that it is a means to convince substance abusers seek treatment. “I appreciate as the Police Chief that our elected officials and the community of Marysville are committed to ensuring our police officers have the tools to address substance abuse and help guide people towards treatment and rehabilitation.”

The City of Marysville was forced into the move because February 25, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in the case of State v. Blake, No. 96873-0, that RCW 69.50.4013(1) – the statute that criminalized the possession of a controlled substance without a prescription – exceeds the state’s police power and violates the due process clauses of the state and federal constitutions.

Because there is no state statute currently prohibiting the possession of a controlled substance within Washington, the City of Marysville chose to re-criminalize the act. Article XI, section 11 of the State Constitution authorizes a city to “make and enforce within its limits all such local police, sanitary and other regulations as are not in conflict with general laws.”

OF NOTE: Lewis County may be the next municipality to re-criminalize drug possession as county commissioners are currently drafting an ordinance. Unlike a city ordinance, a county ordinance would make possession a felony. 

VOTER INTEGRITY UPDATE: Thanks so much to the 27 members of the SCRP VIP who called lists of over 4,000 registered voter the past 60 days. With our volunteers work in the 2020 elections we have been able to identify dozens of people who received at least two ballots in the mail, at least 15 deceased voters who cast a ballot, and we were able to give the Skagit Auditor a list of 52 registered voters in the county who all had duplicate registrations. Our work has just begun but the efforts to clean up the voter rolls are already paying dividends.

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During the 2020 election investigation process, at least six states are under constant controversy; Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada and Michigan are all under daily scrutiny. One of the men looking into Michigan Elections, attorney Matthew Depronon performed an examination of the machines that were used in the election, which were in Antrim County, and the results are shocking!

The collection process was complete after roughly 8 hours. The evidence found included 16 thumb drives, 16 CF cards, and a multitude of forensic images of the voting machines. The investigators were promptly escorted to the local airport in Antrim County by the county's sheriffs. Depronon told Newsmax some bombshell information saying:

"The Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said it happened by human error. We discovered that’s not true, that’s a lie. It didn’t happen by human error. It happened by a computer program called Dominion Voting System. And through our lawsuit we were able to get access to the Dominion Voting System program and my team went on last Sunday and we took forensic images on that computer system, 16 CF data cards, 16 thumb drives, and we got the forensic image of the actual tabulation machine in the Antrim County clerk office." VIDEO

'Overwhelming Evidence' of Fraud: Last weekend Michele Bachmann hosted an amazing conference on the 2020 election. Ben Carson, Peter Navarro, Mark Steyn and John Fund are among 15 presenters in this amazing video event. A former Republican member of Congress who ran for president, Bachmann is now the dean of the graduate school of government at Regent University in Virginia. Polls show nearly half the country still doesn't believe Joe Biden won the election, she put together a seven-hour virtual conference Tuesday called "Analyzing American Election Integrity." VIDEO HERE

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In Cities Across the US, Like Everett, Washington – Free and Fair Elections Are Becoming a Thing of the Past -- The problems are many: First of all, Washington holds universal mail-in elections, meaning that all voters are sent mail ballots whether they request one or not.  In this system, it is obviously more difficult to ensure the voter mailed in their own ballot. But there are more problems than this.

If there is a recount, and enough money has been paid to perform the recount, there is only so much that can be done. Jovan Hutton Pulitzer has an excellent Video where he explains the problems and describes the exact scenario that could happen in a location like Snohomish County. Article Here

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Mike Lindell’s New Film Offers Scientific Proof of a Stolen Election! Lindell released the new documentary March 31 that offers scientific proof the election was stolen from Donald J. Trump. The film Scientific Proof features an hour-long interview with physicist Dr. Douglas G. Frank, who reveals a stunning algorithm used nationwide to control the election.

“There’s only one truth here,” Lindell said. “This isn’t anything in between and the truth is out now.”

The interview was so compelling, Lindell decided to release it separately from his upcoming documentaryAbsolute Interference is set for release next week, showing evidence of China’s interference in the 2020 election. The film is a follow up to Absolute Proof, his first documentary seen by over 140 million people around the world

“When I came out with Absolute Proof all of that data, longitude, latitude, IP addresses,” Lindell said. “Since that time we took teams of people and went overseas and here to validate IP addresses. The film includes whistleblowers who have since flipped on Dominion. Lindell said the film offers 100 percent “irrefutable evidence” the election was stolen. Lindell's evidence shows that Trump won the election with over 80 million votes to Biden's 66 million votes. More Here

Polling shows 90% of Americans support voter IDs. Americans need to show an ID pretty much for most things we do, to write a check, to buy alcohol, to give blood, to book an airplane ticket, to adopt a pet, to open a bank account, get a library card, rent a car, or buy cigarettes. And an ID is mandatory if you want to get Social Security, a fishing license, food stamps, or a marriage license.

So, why do Democrats want to let people vote without showing an ID? This is corruption on mega scale and if H.R. 1 passes the damage is un-recoverable. Video Here

Today the Republican-led Texas State Senate passed a bill that would ban mail-in ballot drop boxes and most drive-thru voting—in the wake of controversy about the voting practices being used during the Nov. 3 election. The bill, which passed 18–13 along party lines, will now head to the Texas state House of Representatives. Committee hearings are slated to start when the lawmakers convene Tuesday, April 6. More Here

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The Supreme Court of the state of Wisconsin has dealt a blow to the mask mandate in a 4-3 decision. “After receiving briefing on these requests, we conclude that the state of emergency proclaimed in Executive Order #105 exceeded the Governor’s powers and is therefore unlawful,” the majority decision reads in part.

“Therefore, we declare that Executive Orders #82 and #90——both of which declare a public health emergency in response to COVID-19——were unlawful under Wis. Stat. § 323.10.” The legal reasoning is highly encouraging. It did not weigh whether or not the masks ‘work’ (a recent CDC study showed their effect is marginal at best), but whether or not the actions were legal.

“The question in this case is not whether the Governor acted wisely; it is whether he acted lawfully,” the majority decision reads. “We conclude he did not.”

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Trevor Loudon discusses how we are in a Totalitarianism Revolution with the current Democrat Deeply Socialist and Communism Polices and Agenda being implemented: H.R. 5 The Equality Act and how it takes peoples' first liberties away, how it is an attack on freedom of speech and freedom of religion; The Green New Deal, and how it could have been written by Stalin; The attack on Gun Rights and our Constitution; How Critical Race Theory policies are Marxist, and are being applied to race rather than class. Video Here 

JUST WHEN YOU THINK IT COULD NOT GET MORE INSANE. Facebook and Instagram's new policy is to remove / censor all post interviews with Donald Trump.

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Kamala Harris is facing criticism for breaking with precedent by failing to salute the honor guard when boarding Air Force Two. Her predecessors, former Vice President Mike Pence and President Biden, regularly saluted the honor guard in the same situation. Conservatives, including Turning Point USA's Charlie Kirk and former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik, slammed Harris after a video of her walking past the honor guard picked up steam on social media. More Here

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A federal judge said that the Democrat Party is close to controlling the press as he detailed what he described as shocking bias against Republicans. D.C. Circuit Court Judge Laurence Silberman outlined his opposition to the Supreme Court’s key decision in 1964 in New York Times v. Sullivan, which has since protected many media outlets from lawsuits.

Silberman, a Reagan appointee, wrote that the ruling is “a threat to American Democracy” and must be overturned. “The increased power of the press is so dangerous today because we are very close to one-party control of these institutions. Our court was once concerned about the institutional consolidation of the press leading to a ‘bland and homogenous’ marketplace of ideas. It turns out that ideological consolidation of the press (helped along by economic consolidation) is the far greater threat,” More Here

Impeach Him: Cuomo Staffers Altered COVID Nursing Home Death Count in Reports

Cuomo covered up thousands of Covid deaths to make himself look better. We all see why he undercounted the number of Covid deaths in nursing homes. He signed an executive order that forced these facilities to admit Covid-positive patients. He was on television looking like a COVID response ace. In reality he was killing New York’s elderly and he won an Emmy for it. He wrote a book and the media establishment adored him, but amid this pandemic that incompetence is what caused unnecessary deaths. More Here

BUT WAIT, HOW CONVENIENT: Cuomo has appointed all 7 appeals court judges who would vote in impeachment trial. Should they vote to hold a trial, the outcome will be determined by the state's seven Court of Appeals judges — all of whom were appointed by Cuomo himself....

As the southern border crisis grows, the Biden administration is now flying tens of thousands of illegal aliens to other parts of the United States at taxpayer expense. The expected spike has prompted redistributing them into northern cities near the Canadian border for processing. Jenn Pellegrino, a reporter for One America News Network, tweeted last week that 40% of the air traffic flying out of McAllen International Airport are migrants being moved from the border.“ They are carrying boarding passes & paperwork that indicates they do not speak English.” More Here

Frontline Doctor: FBI ‘broke down my door’ in swat team raid of 20 men. Dr. Simone Gold related the nature of her arrest, how the distribution of experimental vaccines violates the Nuremburg Code, and why Covid-19 censorship is a ‘crime against humanity.’

In a recent interview with Michelle Malkin, Dr. Simone Gold, founder of American Frontline Doctors (AFLD) discussed the lack of authentic informed consent with regards to experimental vaccines, censorship as a “crime against humanity,” and how she was subjected to a massive swat team raid upon her home by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in order to arrest her for being present in the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6th.

In describing this incident, Gold said, “I was paid a visit by the FBI in a Roger Stone kind of take down moment, which is quite uncalled for. You know, if anybody wanted to get a hold of me, they could have picked up the phone and called. I’m very easy to find. But there were literally twenty guys with guns blazing, [and they] broke down my door,” Gold said. Video Interview Here

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A couple that bought a home in Riverside, CA in Jan 2020 still haven't been able to move in because the seller refuses to leave. Tracie and Myles Albert bought the four-bedroom home in cash for the asking price of $560,000. After the sale went through, though, the seller refused to turn over the keys or leave the home.

"They have this case under a Covid enant situation, of no evictions when it doesn't fall under that at all. This transaction went through in January 2020 before any of that, it isn't a renter who was getting thrown out. It's the guy who collected all of this money," Myles Albert said in a statement.

"It's genuinely unfathomable to me that we live in a state where something like this is even possible. They closed escrow on this home January 31, 2020. The couple closed on the house weeks before state-mandated lockdowns and other measures -- including a moratorium on evictions --  were enacted to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Meantime, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill extending the state's eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021. The couple and real estate agent say that they've tried to get the seller evicted, but authorities say their hands are tied. "This year alone, we've handled at least 7 maybe 8 cases of this exact type of situation" eviction attorney Dennis Block said. Full Article Here

Joe Biden's new administration includes individuals from the Obama administration resurfacing in positions of power. OF NOTE: Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser and now the “top adviser to the president on domestic policy and related decisions,” has admitted to participating in the unmasking of members of the Trump transition team. Unmasking is the process in which a U.S. citizen’s identity is revealed from collected surveillance.

Initially, Rice publicly denied the allegations, claiming that “I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from [House Intelligence Committee] Chairman [Devin] Nunes on that count today.” Two weeks later, Rice stated that she hadn’t done so for “for any political purposes.” It was later reported that Rice told House investigators that “she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York.”

Rice was also a participant in an early January 2017 meeting with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, FBI Director James Comey, and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, during which President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn’s call with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak was discussed.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife handed out hundreds of millions of dollars last year in "grant money." Battleground states such as Wisconsin were infiltrated in the November presidential elections by liberal groups and Democratic activists, according to hundreds of pages of emails and other documents obtained by Wisconsin Spotlight.

In the city of Green Bay, which received a total of $1.6 million in grant funding from the Zuckerberg-funded Center for Tech and Civic Life, a “grant mentor” who has worked for several Democratic Party candidates, was given access to boxes of absentee ballots before the election. Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein, Wisconsin state leader for the National Vote at Home Institute, in many ways became the de facto city elections chief. More Here

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Earlier in the month Antifa protesters set fire to the Federal Courthouse in Downtown Portland with people inside the building, rioters also burned U.S. flags, stormed a bank, and clashed with police. The protesters were reportedly demonstrating against ICE, however they have been staging often-violent demonstrations in the city on-and-off for months, frequently descending into riots, with the Federal Courthouse having to be boarded up to prevent further damage Video Here

Thanks to insane measures taken by government leadership across the country having shut down "essential" businesses due to Covid, millions have lost their jobs. The federal government continues to throw money at the situation, like that latest $1.9 trillion slush fund marked for “Covid relief,” which contains untold billions for "foreign aid."

And of course Biden is following in the footsteps of Obama and outsourcing foreign policy to George Soros Open Society Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), helping them with funding of U.S. taxpayers. Open Society has managed to build a world-wide network of NGOs that are geared toward pushing the radical left-wing agenda concerning issues like LGBTQ, abortion, open borders, universal basic income, fighting “hate speech,” and on the list goes. All of this information was released in a report called, “Echo Chamber: The Quango Feedback” which was put out by the European Center for Law and Justice.

“The EU Commission funds a vast array of NGOs which are almost exclusively left-wing, and lobby EU member governments and the EU itself to further their political agenda and lobby for more funding”, said EU Budget rapporteur Joachim Kuhs in the report, “thus creating a taxpayer-funded Feedback Loop and Echo Chamber that unfairly discriminates against conservatives and violates EU obligations to political neutrality.” MORE HERE

Amid a citywide spike in murders of 80%, Atlanta’s richest neighborhood is moving to secede and set up its own police force. Residents of the neighborhood of Buckhead have established the "Buckhead Exploratory Committee" to break away, as crime across all categories surges in the wake of 200 officers leaving the Atlanta police force. Atlanta crime data shows robberies increased 40% from Jan. 1 to Feb. 20 compared to the same period last year in zone two, which includes Buckhead. Aggravated assaults rose 35%, auto theft 63% and larceny from auto theft 32%.

The Buckhead Exploratory Committee wants to create their own police force because they are “genuinely concerned for their safety and the safety of their family members. Residents must be wary and ‘on guard’ continuously, even when doing routine tasks."  The committee said.

Empirical evidence rebutts the Black Lives Matter’s “systemic police racism” narrative.  A 2019 study published by the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S. concluded there is no racial disparity in police shootings once violent crime is taken into account. The study says violent crime, not race, determines police shootings. The researchers found blacks were 2.5 times more likely to be shot by police. But the authors recognized population isn’t the proper benchmark, it’s crime.

When you compare fatal police shootings to homicides and arrests, the likelihood of being shot, flips completely and whites are about three times more likely to be fatally shot than blacks, once their homicide rates are taken into account, the authors found.

Others have reached the same conclusion, including Harvard economist Roland Fryer. Officers in the 10 large cities and counties were more likely to shoot a suspect without first being attacked if the suspect was white than if the suspect was black, Fryer found.

The Healthy America's Peggy Hall now has a private video platform, see peggyhall.tv

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Columbia University is planning to hold six additional graduation ceremonies for students according to their race and other aspects of how they identify. The New York City school’s website details graduation ceremonies for Native, Asian, “Latinx” and Black students taking place for Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies and Barnard College at the end of April. Another dubbed “FLI Graduation” is for “first generation and/or low income community.” The school also hosts a “Lavender” graduation for the “LGBTIAQ+ community.” More Here

Little League President Forced Male Tee-Ball Players To Wear Pink To Understand Diversity. Last week, Biden-Appointee Rachel (previously Richard) Levine was confirmed as the first transgender assistant health secretary. Parental rights have never been at a greater risk, and Biden’s home state of Delaware seems to be the first to test the waters, moving quickly to silence parents who oppose the use of their children as a diversity prop for the LGBTQ agenda. Delaware father, Adam Bailey took a stand.

Newly appointed Laurel Little League President and diversity activist Michael Snead of Delaware gave a family member a Tee-Ball Coaching position within Laurel Little League’s organization. This family member and coach failed to consult the parents of her players, and made an executive decision that the players of her tee-ball team would be wearing pink uniforms.

Snead has been accused of using his position as a Little League official to force a political agenda that disrupts the wholesome essence of family and community upon players. Critics have stated that forcing unhappy parents to watch as their little boys are forced to wear pink uniforms is a humiliation tactic used by diversity and LGBTQ activists, and has nothing to do with baseball. More Here

Critical race theory, another toxic tool by Mill Creek Councilman Vincent Cavaleri: I searched for differing definitions and viewpoints on both the meaning and origin of critical race theory (CRT).  The best I’ve found so far says, “CRT is the claim that American institutions, laws, and history are inherently racist. It argues that “white people have put up social, economic and legal barriers between the races in order to maintain their elite status." In fact, it states that poverty and criminal behavior in minority communities is due exclusively to these barriers. A key tenet of CRT is that crime is a result of social circumstances and thus relieves criminals of culpability. A trend that seems to have gained traction in some communities.

Teachers and instructors across the United States are peddling CRT in both higher and lower education, to what many agree is simply indoctrination. Forcing parents to adopt its theoretical viewpoint as a simple means of communication for their children. A school board in Virginia is now offering/providing “equity in the center-like training to parents." Think about that for a moment, school boards teaching parents, it’s laughable. California has gone so far as to target parents that disagree with CRT in public shaming campaigns focused on Facebook and Instagram platforms. The 130 billion received in Cares-Act funds will go a long way in facilitating this intolerant message.

This certainly helps give insight into their rationale of banning history books, toppling statues and denying history. To see the effects of CRT on American society, just turn on the news. There you will see protesters calling to “defund the police” and end capitalism, rioters looting and burning down their own communities, groups of radicals taking over entire city blocks and setting up their own government, and mobs tearing down statues of American heroes.

These events are a direct result of the perverse interpretations of “woke” activists and liberal professors, along with the media elites emitting critical race theory. No pre-existing institution, law or aspect of American culture is safe from accusations of critical race theorists. Anything that is not deemed acceptable must be canceled. The terms “woke”, “cancel culture” are bigoted expressions of radicalized policies that seem intent on committing harm to the innocents through prejudices of our fellow man. Anything born from hated will breed more hatred.

Critical Race Theory is an outgrowth of Critical Theory, which was developed by frustrated European Marxist intellectuals who were trying to deal with the failure of the working class to do what they were supposed to—opt for the workers’ state.

They gave up on the recalcitrant workers and decided the route to communist nirvana was a “march through the institutions” (media, the academy, entertainment) to take over those three key areas and inculcate their form of Marxism from above.

It worked to a great extent—just look at what has become of these institutions throughout the West—but that wasn’t enough. A coup de grace was necessary. Western civilization must crumble altogether and be replaced. More Here

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Last month the SCRP Central Committee signed on to a Joint Resolution that included Snohomish and Island GOP Counties Condemning Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5044 -- An act relating to equity, cultural competency, and dismantling institutional racism in the public school system. Here is the Tri-County Resolution the SCRP E-board helped to write:

Whereas; The Washington State Senate passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5044; and 

Whereas; ESSB 5044 states that institutional racism exists in our public school system and must be dismantled, although in ESSB 5044 there is no definition that defines what Institutional Racism is; and this characterization of teachers and school boards is in itself highly racist and an insult to our public school workforce; and

Whereas; our Founding Documents define our principles of fairness as Equal Opportunity; not Equal Outcome; and our Declaration of Independence clearly states that all men are created equal, but does not guarantee equal outcomes for any student or citizen; and one of the fundamental principles of the United States of America is equality, meaning equal justice under the law; and

Whereas; Equity achieves fairness by treating people differently dependent on need, while equality achieves fairness by treating everyone the same regardless of need. Equity concentrates power in the government by treating people differently as determined by government. Equality gives power to the people; and

Whereas; The Democrat Party has controlled the legislature and the executive branch of government for the last forty years; and therefore is responsible for state public school policy. And the Washington Education Association and its members are also responsible for instituting racial curriculum and controlling the educational standards in the public schools in Washington State; and

Be it therefor resolved that the Republican Parties of Snohomish, Skagit, and Island Counties declare that the Washington State Democrat Senate Leadership has performed a terrible disservice to the entire Washington State Educational system by passing ESSB 5044 through the State Senate; and

Be it finally resolved that we strongly disapprove of SB 5044 and request that the Washington State House of Representatives do not pass this bill.

Next Tuesday at 9:30 AM on April 6 the Skagit Republican Woman's group will be meeting, Special Guest is Founder of My Family My Choice - "The Research Mom" Sharon Hayek. For more info call (206) 550-1836.

The Skagit County Young Republican Group is planning another great event on Saturday, April 24 "Power In Unity." For more information about the upcoming event and the local chapter please contact SCYR Chairman Aaron Milas or SCYP Vice Chair Elizabeth Waldron at skagityoungrepublicans@gmail.com.

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Respect & Blessings

Bill Bruch, SCRP Chairman

 

 

 

 

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