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Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 11:29 AM
Subject: Enumclaw Police Officer Steve Robinson
Steve - the officer's name I talked to who was called in by Mayor
John Wise was Steve Robinson, tall fellow, white/gray hair, likeable
mannered, at least appearing.
Officer Steve took down some notes in his pad just before we
departed asking me again to summarize what I thought the issue
were. He said he was not going to write this up and told me to
be careful with these types or to that effect. I think my comments
were to the effect I told the county (Karen Heidegott) in the
meeting, that the rural buzz in the outlying areas was the property
owners (and businesses to actually) were mad as hell and were
armed to defend themselves against further escalating government
trespassing if necessary.
I said this in part because the city and the county acted incredibly
arrogant and haughty during the meeting. They appeared
to not have a clue their actions were perceived as thieves in
the night and are hated by those who know what is going on.
The thieves are stealing private property with both hands while they walk
all over every private property owner they want and are shocked when someone
jerks them up by the collar. You can bet all the eminent domain work of
Enumclaw is more like extortion than market one's own property by free choice in
a freely competing market. Eminent domain was never meant to be used for
most of the type of takings it is now used for. Also eminent domain was
never meant to be a forced extortion by the government upon the property
owner. It was more of a voluntary contract or agreement without coercion
and ill will which is foisted upon property owners now-a-days.
I have listed 22 suggestions under section VII "Urgent Solutions Needed" in
my prior email attached above. You can also scan the Excel sheet attached
above and get the drift of these Rails to Trails Takings.
I have some more follow on thoughts coming your way hopefully today
regarding our phone conversation yesterday.
Also note Preston's comments above FYI, some good news.
"The most effective way of making people
accept the validity of
the values they are
to serve is to persuade them that they
really the same as those which they...
have always held,
but which were not
properly understood or recognized before.
the most efficient technique to this
end is to use the old words but
their meaning. Few traits of totalitarian regimes
are at the
same time so confusing to the superficial
observer and yet so characteristic
of the whole
intellectual climate as the complete perversion
language, the change of meaning of the words
by which the ideals of the
new regimes are expressed."
-- F. A. Hayek