To King County Rural Landowners, King County Government, King County Bureaucrats, Interested Parties and the News Media:

A King County rural ombudsman, under the direction of David Spohr, or even ex-councilman Steve Hammond, will not reverse the travesty that has been perpetrated on King County rural landowners by Ron Sims' and the gang of seven Democrats that gave us the Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO).   Only repeal of the CAO will reverse this travesty.  The hard, cold truth is, that either ombudsman position is but an ineffective pin prick to a symptom that has been thrust upon rural landowners by a much larger cause, this state's Growth Management Act (GMA).  And this state's GMA has been thrust upon us by a much bigger cause yet, a radical environmentally driven U. S. Congress that passes environmental act after act, law after law, restriction after restriction and regulation after regulation.  At this very moment, legislators and bureaucrats, federal, state and local, are planning even more draconian environmental laws that will strip us of our freedom, our money and our property rights, city-folk and rural landowners alike.
Until injured parties (that's most of us) start addressing the "causes" of the CAO and the GMA, the travesties on individual landowners will continue unabated.  Until those that are losing their freedom, their land, their property rights and huge chunks of their money, rise up en masse and call a halt to this madness, nothing is going to change.  As the situation now stands, citizens, landowners and Americans, zero.  Government, 100.   Who is in control?  Certainly not the consent of the governed.  Maybe 13,000,000 illegal aliens are in control.  No one knows.
Government is great in passing moratoriums to stop private development while they (the government) get their planning "act" together.  What is needed is a nationwide moratorium on all government, including the bureaucracies, from passing any more new laws, until such time as the people (you know, the consent of the governed) come to grips with what has happened to them while they were sleeping and start exercising their "consent" against a government that is completely out of control. 

“There are those that recognize danger and act.  There are those who "see" it, but do nothing.  But unfortunately there are way too many of those who don’t "see" anything at all.”      Ron Ewart

Ron Ewart, President
P. O. Box 1031, Issaquah, WA  98027
425 222-4742 or 1 800 682-7848
(Fax No. 425 222-4743)

The National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO) is a non-profit corporation, duly licensed in the State of Washington.  It was formed in response to draconian land use ordinances that were passed by King County in Washington State (Seattle) in the late Fall of 2004, after vociferous opposition from rural landowners.  NARLO's mission is to begin the long process of restoring, preserving and protecting Consttitutional property rights and returning this country to a Constitutional Republic.  Government has done a great job of dividing us up into little battle groups where we are essentially impotent at a national level.  We will change all that with the noisy voices and the vast wealth tied up in the land of the American rural landowner.  The land is our power, if we will just use that power, before we lose it.  We welcome donations and volunteers who believe as we do, that government abuses against rural landowners have gone on for far too long and a day of reckoning is at hand.  To learn more, visit our website at
President Roosevelt, in his 1933 inaugural address said, “…. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”.  I maintain that the only thing we have to fear is unbridled government.  The only way unbridled government can exist is if WE THE PEOPLE allow it.  Unfortunately, we have.