To my Washington State 5th District Senator and
Representatives, Pflug, Anderson & Rodne:
I want to know why it is, when we
send out information, like what is contained in the following e-mail message
(which you received), I never hear from my 5th
District Reps. or Senator? Our efforts have gotten Senator Pam Roach
involved in her district on the issues we have raised and we have been
successful in getting the Interim Director of the Washington State Department of
Transpiration, Paula J. Hammond, to look at the issues as well.
We have raised such a stink that it is possible the State DOT will file an
appeal against the Federal Court ruling on culverts in favor of the Indian
tribes, that the state cannot afford without raising gas taxes.
Regarding the fish and habitat
culverts, we were successful in getting our two rural King County council
representatives (Dunn & Lambert) involved in a solution to why only rural
landowners in King County are paying for these culverts out of the King County
road levy tax.
But this just isn't happening in King
County. It is happening in every county in Washington State where these
culverts have been mandated by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife and
rural landowners get stuck with the tab. That makes it a state issue and
yet all I hear out of my state representatives and senator is a resounding, if
not insulting, silence.
Why is it that Senator Roach is
getting involved, but you folks in the 5th district stand idle?
It is almost like I am yelling into
an empty canyon and all I hear is the sound of my own voice returning to
me. I am probably one of your most
vociferous constituents. It would be nice to hear from you once in a while
and let me know you care, or recognize that I am even here.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
P. O. Box 1031, Issaquah, WA
425 222-4742 or 1 800
(Fax No. 425 222-4743)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 4:44 PM
Subject: How Government Is Using Roundabouts To Run Us Around Our
To: NARLO Members, American
Rural landowners, Interested
Parties, Senator Cheryl Pflug, Reps, Rodne and Anderson,
(5th District) Senator Pam Roach, Jay Manning (DOE), the entire King County
Council and the news
Ewart, President, National Association of Rural
The following is an e-mail message
from rural landowner and American patriot, Jack Venrick, outlning why the
inmates are in charge of the asylum. From fish and habitat culverts, to
European-style roundabouts, to the ESA, the GMA, and the CAO and to millions of
other federal, state and local land use and environmental laws, have turned
American citizens into nothing but serfs, who must bow down to the almighty
government, both politicians and bureaucratic demagogues alike. (Are you listening Jay Manning?) The Indians
use sympathetic, spineless courts to blackmail American taxpayers to
pay for returning their precious salmon habitat back to its pristine condition
of 150 years ago, when the white men where stupid enough to sign give-away
treaties with the Indians. Something akin to what we are doing with North
Korea and Iran right now.
On tip of the Indians, we have
the wealthy and political powerful environmental groups lobbying the
legislatures and using the courts, to force radical,
un-American environmentalism down the throats of rural Americans, while the
city folk get off virtually scot-free. So much for equal
protection under the law.
It would appear that every time that
Jack and I and others, bring up these egregious injustices, nothing happens
except for the big giant yawn that comes out of the mouths of those of you who
have the power to do something. Your silence is an insult, if not a slap
in the face (not you Senator Roach) to American
citizens and taxpayers that are demanding redress from government. Your
usurpations will not last forever. Do not make the mistake of
forgetting the law of unintended consequences. You can't herd
Americans like you would sheep.
For over a year I have reseached
these fish and habitat culverts being foisted on the backs of rural taxpayers,
when the mandate for installing them comes out of federal or state
statutes. Why the Hell should rural landowners have to pay for a federal
or state mandate? Why indeed!
So if you have the courage, take the
time to read Jack's prophetic words on how government (the
inmates) are in charge of the asylum. This asylum that use to
be called the free United States of America, but is no
If you do take the time to read it,
perhaps you will answer this one very poignant question.
WHAT IN THE HELL
ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT
If past history is any guide,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
P. O. Box 1031, Issaquah, WA
425 222-4742 or 1 800
(Fax No. 425 222-4743)
To: WA DOT & King County
cc: American Property Owners, WA State
House & Senate, WA AG, Association of WA Cities, WA DOE, King County Ag
Commission, King County Council, Media, American Policy Center, Evergreen
Freedom Movement, Freedom Groups
Looking West SE 416th & SR
Proposed location of a $4
million roundabout for humans
Enumclaw, WA Community Meeting Held to
Stop State Forced Roundabout
The following are my meeting
notes and my opinion FYI.
- Senator Roach called the 3rd meeting of
the WA State "Proposed" Roundabout promptly at 7PM, Wednesday. 9-26-07 at
the Enumclaw, WA City Library.
- 44 attended the meeting plus several
- Senator Pam Roach and Representative
Chris Hurst did an excellent job in representing the community.
- What a refreshing change from the likes
of our King County Council who only represent Seattle.
- If it was not for Senator Roach and
Representative Hurst, Washington State DOT would roll over us faster than
King County does.
- Still the Ms. Eng the WA DOT Regional
Director tells us they are engineers and know best what is good for
- Unbelievable arrogance and more
evidence of a higher up Washington State Green Agenda.
- Property owners are increasingly
experiencing this silent and deadly green extremism in all levels of
- County District & Superior
Courts, e.g. Pierce County
- WA State Prosecuting Attorneys, e.g.
Pierce and King County
The Nitty Gritty
- Mr. Russ East,
Assist. Region Administrator of the NW Region DOT Highway
Construction Program for Snohomish & King County previously told Senator
Roach there would be no roundabout but the money would be kept for the
- Representative Hurst asked for a
letter confirming this.
- DOT NW Regional Administrator Ms. Eng
wrote the letter but did not vacate the roundabout plan
- Senator Roach and Representative Hurst
both stated their position, i.e. the overwhelming majority of the community
does not want the roundabout.
- Senator Roach asked for alternatives
for the intersection instead.
- The DOT drew up alternatives at the
last minute, i.e. they never even considered alternatives for the
- Part of the requirements for any
traffic control given to the DOT was "not intrusive to private
- Roundabout cost estimated to be $4
million and take 3.3 areas of rural private farm land property
- A major intersection realignment and
signal cost estimated to be $4 million and take 2.7 acres of rural private
farm land property
- Legislature has allocated $6.1 million
of tax payer money for this intersection
- $400,000 has been spent so far on
- Traffic count on SR169 is 12,000 per
day, or about 6,000 each way, north and south
- There has been 32 accidents in 8 years,
i.e. 4 accidents/year, other numbers and years show 2 accidents/year
- DOT is inferring it was their way, i.e.
roundabout or no way, i.e. they Mr. East & Ms. Lorena Eng refused to take
the roundabout off the table.
- Senator Roach went through a list of
DOT hand write alternatives with the 44 in attendance and eliminated 4
alternative including the roundabout.
- The DOT was directed to come back to a
working group of Senator Roach to discuss.
- Meeting adjourned
- Mr. Russ East email is email@example.com
- Ms. Eng email is firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. #1 Here is another type
of "roundabout" for fish and an example of how government railroads local rural property
Intersection of SE 416th and 244th SE
Before installation of an est.
$500,000 concrete fish "roundabout"
There are NO problems at this
NO safety problems, NO water problems
& NO fish.
Here is a Qwest cable being rerouted for the ghost
Qwest contractors installing phone
cable splice box to reroute Qwest phone cable
This took several men and several large
machines 3 days work.
The work crew had no idea why they were
The City of Enumclaw has to also reroute
a water line.
This needless fish roundabout was not
approved nor authorized by the local property owners
- But it will cost us big
- Our local main road is shut down for
near a month.
- There was no local meetings about
- Nor were the rural property
owners asked if they wanted it.
- Nor was the City of
Enumclaw tax payers asked.
- The King County Council said
- The King County DOT contact never
replied to my email or set up a meeting
Please see attached email from Ron Ewart
www.narlo.org and Barb Lindsey of One Nation
United http://www.onenationunited.org which
covers the background of this long string of government imposed usurping
and meddling of private and public property. Check out both web sites and
discover how government unconstitutional takes more of our private and
There is a long rope of government
taking intertwined with many smaller cords of taking. Each level
of government downstream becomes less effective in representing its people
because of this intertwined tapestry of
- At the top of the taking is a non
government special interest group
- Government at any levels are sued
and bribed by special interest groups
- U.S. government rather than saying
NO pass pork barrel and extreme legislation not having a clue of the
- Then the U.S. Congress extorts the
States typically using DOT funding,
- The States rather than saying
NO take the bribe,
- The States then write more strangling
unconstitutional private property taking legislation extorting their
counties and cities.
- The counties equally addicted, write
more illegitimate private property taking regulations and codes further
extorting the property owners.
- The cities in turn are even more
addicted and beef up their codes and enforcement of tyrannical green
- The rural property owners slowly
collapse from the weight of this coercive force
- The cities & counties rapidly
Gerrymander & eminent domain progressively more rural land
- The cities and counties fight for rural
land for "best available revenue"
- i.e. they draw and quarter rural
private property for their own future reserve of revenue
- The rural areas are turned into
socially engineered private property reserved ONLY for government growth,
e.g. cities, tribes, counties, state, federal, military.
- The rural property owners are
brutalized by Gestapo code enforcement and green theme courts.
- Local government is rendered
- Private property owners basic rights
are ripped out
- Individual freedom and
liberty gradually disappear.
- We are closer to Russian collective
farms now, than early American post Revolution colonial independence
- The profile of the beast is its
increasing use of force to take increasing more tyrannical
legislation, judication and administration.
- The first head of the beast in driven
by super wealth.
- The beast starts to take on
another head driven by social engineering colluding with the first
- Other heads of the beast grow to
support more special interest and each other
- Free choice is soon taken.
- The America dream of individual
freedom and liberty has been taken in two centuries by big
government partnering with big business and social engineering
"From its inception,
the right of property in Russia became associated with the
consolidation of the nobility's power over the peasants and the abuse of the
serf system.....The property rights bestowed by
the tsarist regime became identified with its despotic
And Freedom, pg. 196, Richard Pipes
Culvert ruling backs
Seattle Times staff reporter
In a landmark decision more than 30
years in the making, a federal judge Wednesday ruled the state can't build or
maintain road culverts that hurt fish passage or diminish fish populations
because that violates tribal treaty rights to fish.
The case has broad implications to
spur the pace and increase the cost of state culvert repairs already under way
around Western Washington. The ruling by
U.S. District Judge Ricardo S.
Martinez, expected to be appealed, could also lead tribes to seek other habitat
"This could be very big," said Mason
Morisset, an attorney representing tribes in the case. "If it stands, you will
see tribes assert themselves on a broad range of activities to protect the
habitat. Whether it's clearing wetlands or building roads and developments ... ,
if we can show you are going to have a net loss of habitat, that is a treaty
The judge posed no remedy in the
decision; that's a step that will begin next week. Fixing more culverts faster
is sure to be on the table. And that is going to be
"I'm not going to use the 'B' word,
but it's millions of dollars," said Fronda Woods, assistant attorney general for
the state of Washington, the defendant in the case.
The case pertains to fish habitat
everywhere north of the Columbia River and west
of the Cascade crest, affecting the treaty rights of about 20 tribes that
brought the suit.
No state agency faces a bigger
potential bill than the Department of Transportation, with about 800 culverts in
Western Washington to
"I have great concern from a budget
perspective," said Paula Hammond, interim transportation
The agency has already spent $40
million identifying and fixing problem culverts since 1991 and intends to spend
$69 million more over the next 12 years. Now it looks like that won't be
"It's likely hundreds of millions of
dollars of corrections that would need to be made," Hammond said. "We don't
have those kinds of funds, and you have to weigh this against the costs for
maintaining and preserving our existing
The ruling didn't speak to culverts
built and maintained by local governments, raising questions about broader
implications of the decision.
"What's next?" Hammond asked. "Think
about a stream as it crosses a city street and a county road and a state highway
as it makes its way to Puget
"It doesn't solve the problem unless
you correct the whole corridor, and if we can't afford it at the state level,
the local agencies certainly can't," Hammond said.
For tribes, the ruling was a
long-awaited culmination of the original Boldt decision, U.S. vs. Washington. In that case, tribes sought not
only affirmation of their treaty right to fish in their usual and accustomed
places, but protection of habitat to ensure that fish would always be there to
P.S. #2 Here is amphitheater
"roundabout" for the tribe (MIT)and another example of government meddling
and illegitimate taking of rural private property.
This was rural farm private property but
with the right amount money and the right connections, the Muckleshoot Indian
Tribe bought the land, transferred it into the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
tribal trust, fired a protesting BIA manager. Then they proceeded to build
a 20,000 seat outdoor amphitheater holding 40 some events a year.
Gambling and entertainment big business are using tribal sovereignty to take
private property all over America. Local Enumclaw people tried for years
to stop it, but were stiffed by King County Council and the courts. This
mess is 5 miles from me. They had over a dozen choices of sites not on the
Enumclaw rural farm land plateau but they were allowed to take this one piece of
rural private property. Yet we cannot use our land, clear our ditches,
drain our fields, remodel our homes, subdivide our land for our relatives,
P.S. #3. Here is another example
of how King County Council and government meddles and extorts rural private
"Picture a dairy farm with
no diary cows"...
King County Council sells a
multimillion dollar bond to the King County citizens. Seattle voters
and environmental extremists who do not live out here want to park out the
Enumclaw Plateau but do not want to pay for it themselves. So they raise
the money through a bond that everybody pays for the rest of their life to
buy out the development rights of a few farms. They distort and
misrepresent the wording and advertising in the bond measure. It is the
primarily the green crowd in Seattle pushing these unconstitutional
takings. The dairy farm near me was given $400,000 and has since gone out
of business. Milk prices were too unstable. He sells off half the
farm and contracts to stay alive and raises corn. All of which probably
barely pay for the property taxes and his living expenses. This is
government social engineering at its "finest".
This is why our Founding Fathers
designed a limited government. These are just a few local examples or
how big government has created a long rope of takings of our
constitutional and natural rights. Big government and big special
interest are weaving a rope of taking that is hanging us all out to
P.S. #4. The cities, with
the help of Association of Washington Cities and State and counties grab
rural farm land to grow their tax base.
- Local inc. & uninc.
towns eat up rural farm land for higher and best tax revenue
while they systematically,
- sue, fine, brutalize, jail, lien,
trespass, extort property improvements upon tens of thousands of
rural property owners.
- Then they use much of this money for
their own inner city projects.
- City of Renton soon grows out
to Maple Valley,
- Maple Valley soon connects to
- Black Diamond connects to
- Enumclaw connects to Buckley,
- Buckley connects to Lake Wilderness
& Lake Tapps & Sumner & Puyallup & Fife & Tacoma &
- Picture rural private property owners
squeezed out of their life and their rights
- If you can't see this picture, come out
here and I will show it to you
- This is the agenda of Washington State,
County and City governments, Association of WA Cities, all of the green groups
including the courts, the legislature and the executive.
- City of Enumclaw grabs half of
Rainier Horse Stable directly on SR 169 with a traffic count of 12,000 a
year for a middle school
- and they take two 100 acre farms
to sell to a developer to build $350,000 cracker box homes 12 feet apart
with no play ground for the kids,
- now they are trying to eminent
domain more rural farm land west of the city
It won't be long before there is no
rural land because the local cities will take it for their own
coffers. The Growth Management Act is not what you think. It is an
unconstitutional taking of private property for the sole benefit of government
at all levels PLUS their partners in crime, i.e. the green extreme groups
and the green businesses.
Few will see the
- rural property owners cannot use their
land or have only limited use,
- nor afford the insane and
unconstitutional illegitimate taxes on private property including their wages,
- nor cannot sell their land at
commercial value for their own retirement.
- nor tolerate the never ending
escalation of illegitimate taxation without representation
- including zoning changes and DDES and
county district and superior court Gestapo tactics.
- the media both conservative and
liberal turn their mics away because their audience and funding are
- Demand an open government
including public disclosure of government and non government AGENDAS
- Demand policy changes stopping
all government action against local private property
- Demand any government or non government
action requires direct approval of the local property owners.
- Demand a shift in government
taking, to a government that respects and honors local communities
first and foremost.
- Demand major changes in the county
and state courts;
- including Prosecuting
Attorneys, District, Superior, Court of Appeals & Supreme Court
- oath of office to
obey the State and U.S. Constitution must be beefed up
- Much stiffer
penalties and easier prosecution
- Judges and PA's must disclose
any agenda they are given
- Judges and PA's and their staff
must be monitored and held personally accountable.
- all property related violations must
have strict limitations on penalties,
- no open ended tampering of bail
bond, jail time, avoidance of pleas, et al
- Property Owners are witnessing
District and Superior Court corruption especially in Pierce and King
- Demand an INDEPENDENT whistle
blower and watch dog groups inside all government departments that touch
- Demand expanded powers of the Attorney
General's office to take complaints from citizens groups to investigate
and prosecute any government corruption regarding private property
- Demand stiff sentences against any
- including stiff fines and
imprisonment of government employees giving excessive code enforcement
- the same for all
court personnel that violate & harasses the rights of private
- Demand stiff sentences against any
green extreme groups that pressure government at any level to exercise private
property takings, e.g.
- Washington Environmental Council,
Futurewise, CELP, Nature Conservancy, Autobahn, etc.
- Demand government wide
investigations of departments that are overly zealous of private property
- Pierce and King County court
- King and Pierce County code
- King County Council extortion of
unconstitutional permitting fees on top of unconstitutional property
- Demand new legislation
allowing personal liability suits against any government employee
who breeches his/her oath and code of conduit.
- Demand the establishment of a
Independent Office of Freedom and Liberty at State and county levels
- where any government employee may be
summoned and held accountable
- before an independent group of
private property owners and/or victims
- from any acts including excessive
legislation, regulations and enforcement upon private property
- Demand impact statements on the basic
constitutional rights of all impacted rural property owners.
The so called Growth Management Act,
Critical Area Ordinance, Endangered Species Act, et al, are an environmental
ponzi scheme, taking and redistributing basic God given, natural and
constitutional rights from every honest man and women in
American government at all levels has
become a deadly cancer against all our freedoms and liberties. We
have reached a flash point between the takers and the taken. Socialism and
Communism in Washington State cannot coexist with free people.
"Russian servitors had no
guarantees of personal rights, which is why they cannot be called nobles: their
landed estates, indeed their ranks and very lives, were dependent on the
goodwill of the tsar and his officials. No charters were issued to them
before the modern era (1785) of the kind that were familiar in medieval Poland,
Hungary, England and Spain. From this point of view, the status of a
Russian noble" was no different from that of the lowest commoner, and so it
comes as no surprise that in addressing the tsar the highest dignitaries of the
realm referred to themselves as his slaves. Land tenure entailed not so
much rights as obligations, and there were even cases heavily punishable under a
law of 1642 of dvoriane trying to evade state service by bonding themselves as
slaves to other landlords.
How extreme was the
hostility of the Russian monarchy to private property can be seen from the fact
that it refused to acknowledge as inviolate property even personal belongings,
recognized as such by the most primitive societies. Russians had no
certainty that government agents would not seize any object of value in their
possession and forbid trade in any commodity by declaring it a state
monopoly. Fletcher thus describes the anxiety he encountered among Russian
"The great oppression over
the poore Commons, maketh them to have no courage in following their trades: for
that the more they have, the more daunger they are in, not onely of their
goods, but of their lives also......"" Property And Freedom,
pg. 178-179 Richard Pipes
Rural & Watching
My Freedom & Liberties
Unjustly, ungodly, unnaturally,
"The wise man says, " I am looking for
the truth," and the fool, "I have found the truth".