To:  King County, Washington State Senate and House, Property Rights Groups, Freedom Foundations, Media, U.S. Senators and Representative, Washington State Supreme Court
 

 
I would like to add to Ron Ewart's warnings to King Communist County and yes it is beyond a doubt, communistic. 
 
For the last 4 years, immediately after the CAO takings here in the King County rural areas, I started to research why an elite minority of green government and nongovernment types could breach our private property rights including our land, our homes, our vehicles, our livestock and our equipment. 
 
I have lived in the Enumclaw area on 10 acres for over 30 years during my career as an engineer before I retired from The Boeing Company in 2000.  I am originally from Montana.   My Father was a U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Ranger in Montana for most of his career and retired out as a Range Conservationist for the Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman Montana in 1971.  He served in World War II, 30th Engineer Topographic Battalion in mapping the battle areas in North Africa and the Pacific.
 

 
Here are the facts I have found, representing the tip of the iceberg of the takings of our private property and sovereignty. 
 
Fortunately, many others have gone down this road of discovery before   
 
While the truth is more often not so easy to find, it is also not so hard to validate once enough data points are seen. 
 

 
The basic, tip of the iceberg, takings confirmed include -
 
1.  The current tax system, especially upon the state Citizens, is absolutely corrupt and unconstitutional
 
2.  Private property taxes are unconstitutional and illegitimate and have been so confirmed in 4 recent high state courts, i.e.  they are not apportioned
 
3.  There is no law that requires anyone to pay a so called "income tax".
 
4.  Sales taxes at a national, state, county or city level are all unconstitutionally applied.
 
7.  The only Constitutional legitimate revenue sources for a limited government are -
    1. indirect taxes upon legal fiction corporations,
    2. customs/imposts/duties on imports and exports and
    3. the sale and lease of state owned natural resources and
    4. a Constitutional monetary system based on precious metal redeemable certificates and coins
 
8.  The current monetary system is totally fraudulent
 
 
9.  Interest rates upon government debt is an oxymoron, usurious and illegitimate
 
10.  This is a 200 year old usurious paradigm in America, 2000 plus year old world wide
 
 
11. The creation of artificial "districts" & "counties" into so called "representative" geographic areas is a form of political racketeering
 
 
 
12.  Conclusion and Summery
 
 
 
One does not have to be a genius to understand basic economic principals and concepts. one only has to study history. 
 
 
 
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Jack R. Venrick
Enumclaw, Washington
 
Venrick Family Last Cruise with Mother Venrick to Alaska, she will be 98 Jan 14 if she makes it?
 
“The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly
self-administered by its victims. The most
perfect slaves are, therefore, those which
blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves.”
 
"A truth's initial commotion is directly proportional
 to how deeply the lie was believed.  It wasn't the
world being round that agitated people, but that
 the world wasn't flat.
 
When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold
gradually to the masses over generations,
 the truth will seem utterly preposterous and
its speaker a raving lunatic"
 
(Dresden James, Author)
----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Ewart
To: Phillips, Larry ; Goodhew, Ian ; sheriff@kingcounty.gov
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Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2008 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: King County Budget

Mr. Larry Phillips
King County Council Member
 
 
Dear Council Member Phillips:

We received the following e-mail message, even though we did not contact you, or anyone else on the council, about the 2009 budget.
 
However, if we did make comments on the budget, we would first tell you to start fully funding the absolute Number 1 priorities of government, that being the King County Sheriff's Office (police protection) and the King County Prosecutor's Office (criminal prosecution). 
 
Then we would tell you to start cutting, everywhere else:
 
Cut back the staff at the Department of Development and Environmental Services (DDES) by first firing the director, Stephanie Warden, and replace her with a budget cutter that would trim DDES to the bone.  Drop all code enforcement immediately.  Drop permitting administration to the bare minimum.  DDES has morphed into a Gestapo agency of an out-of-control government and is an abomination to free people everywhere.  They implement policies and regulations that are best fitted to a dictatorship.
 
Then send a council order to all other county departments to trim their budgets by 25%.  At the same time, reduce the 16,000 employees that work for King County by 25%.   The county doesn't need one employee for every 75 unincorporated King County residents.
 
These actions would save the taxpayers of King County at least $500,000,000 to $800,000,000 of your giant bloated $3+ billion dollar budget.  Way more than the $95,000,000 you seem to be short.
 
Every King County resident is having to seriously gut their budgets.  It only seems fair that government follow suit.  But then there is that old pesky axiom.  Government never gets smaller.  It always grows exponentially, as do the taxes to support it.  It is a giant, blood-sucking, flesh-eating virus and should be severely limited by a continuous dose of WE-THE-PEOPLE antibiotics, so that it can do the least amount of damage to freedom and liberty.  
 
It is never too soon or unwise, to cut government.
 
 
 
 

Ron Ewart, President

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RURAL LANDOWNERS

P. O. Box 1031, Issaquah, WA  98027

425 222-4742 or 1 800 682-7848

(Fax No. 425 222-4743)

Website: www.narlo.org

 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Phillips, Larry
To: r.ewart@comcast.net
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 2:57 PM
Subject: King County Budget

 

Dear Mr. Ewart,

 

Thank you for contacting me with your priorities for the 2009 King County budget.  I will keep your request on file and refer to it as the Council continues our review of the Executive’s proposed 2009 budget.  Your input is critical to this process.

 

King County Executive Ron Sims presented his 2009 budget proposal to the Council on October 13th.  The Council is currently reviewing the Executive’s proposal, and plans to vote on it on Monday, November 24th.

 

As you likely know, King County’s general fund is facing a forecasted budget structural gap between revenues and basic expenditures that is projected to widen every year, leaving county government with a general fund deficit of over $93 million for 2009 alone. 

 

This structural gap is caused by economic downturn as well as voter-approved Initiative 747 which has limited property tax increases to 1%, a rate below the rate of inflation.  This cap prevents King County from raising revenue at the rate required to keep pace with the increasing cost of maintaining the same level of service the public expects.  Given that King County must balance its budget each year, declining revenue will make it difficult to maintain King County’s state-mandated services, and even more challenging to fund additional discretionary programs or projects.  Despite these challenges, my goal is to help shape a budget that is both fiscally and socially responsible. 

 

Please continue to let me and the rest of the council know what your priorities are for the 2009 budget.  Here are ways you can get involved:

 

·         Testify online to the entire council if you have not already done so. 

·         Testify in person at the public hearing on Monday, November 10th at 11 am.

·         Check the King County Council website for updates.

 

Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.  Citizen involvement is critical in shaping difficult decisions on services that impact lives in every community in our county. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Larry Phillips, Chair

Budget Review and Adoption Committee

Metropolitan King County Council, District Four

King County Courthouse

516 Third Avenue, Room 1200

Seattle, WA 98104-3272

206.296.1004

larry.phillips@kingcounty.gov

 

For more information:  www.kingcounty.gov/phillips

To sign up for my eNews:  http://www.kingcounty.gov/phillips/newsletters.htm

 

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