Last night the Clark County Medical Freedom Petition went before the County Council. This was a mini-initiative supported by over 11k signatures.
It’s noteworthy that four of the five councilmembers identify as Republican. Yet they threw up every road block prior to the meeting, including the obligatory move to have it on Zoom, putting it at the end of a long agenda, and limiting the number of public comments that could be made. Nonetheless, a couple hundred people gathered at a church last night to support the petition and each other as they made their case via Zoom.
In the end, it was voted down 4-1.
This isn’t necessarily surprising. I am sharing a letter, below, that illustrates the kind of pressure King Inslee applied to get his way. I think you’ll find it worth reading.
I know that for many involved in gathering signatures and supporting this effort, last night may have felt like a failure. I certainly felt the grief from here. I helped Rob launch the darn thing, I felt it was a solid effort, and I had a crazy hope that a few of the other councilmembers could, if nothing else, be shamed into finding their cajones.
They did not. They were, instead, shamed into bowing to the altar of the false god we call covid.
Before we get into the letter I’ll just say this. Every battle is a part of a much bigger war, and I have seen each one create opportunities. We never fail. We just haven’t succeeded yet. Meanwhile, there are amazing people out there swinging. I want you to know they exist, and encourage you to support their efforts.
Rob Anderson “The Recovering Pastor” conceived of and spearheaded the petition. He also writes on church reform and Clark County politics. Find him on Facebook, he’s always a good read.
WEICU is the only organization I am aware of that is consistently striving for election integrity. Sign up to help here.
Seattle Truth Network / March for Freedom WA had a big success last month with a march in Seattle, but that was after two years of marching in Seattle. I can’t tell you how often I hear someone tell me they live in King County and have no idea how to get involved. Start by working with Victoria. Email Victoria@SeattleTruthNetwork.com.
Informed Choice WA is the foundation upon which many of us build our efforts.
Reps to follow: Jim Walsh, Joel McEntire, Vicki Kraft (I also endorse her for 3rd Congressional District) and Brad Klippert.
Last but not least, the answer to “Do we have any lawyers to _____” is too often No. But keep your eyes on the folks at Silent Majority Foundation. They are on fire.
Okay. The letter.