Summary: I’m considering a run for State Legislature! Make a donation to help me decide. Wow, the last five years went by fast. How about a summary. I got married in September 2017, we had a great honeymoon in South America. When we got back I found a new job with a significant pay increase.… Continue reading Is now the time to get back into politics?
Off to the Supreme Court
Can the government require major political parties to have elected leadership or does such a regulatory scheme violate the First Amendment? Can they impose the option to elect leadership in exchange for higher contribution limits? These questions are among the issues I will be arguing before the Washington State Supreme Court later this month. We… Continue reading Off to the Supreme Court
Schools First: How to fund education without new taxes
How we fund education in Washington is unconstitutional. It’s not the amount of money we spend on Education that is the problem, it is how the money is appropriated. Today public education is the last to be funded, with the decision often being taken to the voters. The result is that children in poor or… Continue reading Schools First: How to fund education without new taxes
The Second Amendment Guarantees the Right of Revolution
This weekend we are celebrating our independence. An independence that was gained through a long fought revolution. It is important to remember that our right to bear arms originated not from a need for hunting, but for a need for self-defense from the government. Our founders wanted to make sure we the people have the… Continue reading The Second Amendment Guarantees the Right of Revolution
Minimum Wage Pushes Equality Over Fairness
We should work towards equal opportunity (fair outcomes) rather than using government to enforce equal outcomes. Minimum wage activists are pushing an agenda of equality over fairness. I don’t think wages are something state government should be in the business of regulating. It’s not because I don’t care about the minimum wage workers, that couldn’t… Continue reading Minimum Wage Pushes Equality Over Fairness
End The Double Standard For Use Of Force
Earlier this week, KOMO News published an article on a new initiative that was filed with the Secretary of State on May 20, 2016. Initiative 873 seeks to change the law regarding use of force by removing the phrase “without malice and with a good faith belief” from the existing statute. Today the law reads “A public officer or… Continue reading End The Double Standard For Use Of Force
I’m running for State Representative in the 34th!
Earlier today I filed as a Republican candidate for State Representative running against Joe Fitzgibbon in the 34th District. People are being shot in the streets of Burien. West Seattle might as well be an island due to the crippling traffic. Our public education system is unconstitutionally underfunded. Yet all our representatives seem to be… Continue reading I’m running for State Representative in the 34th!
Port of Seattle: Answering my call to Privatize SeaTac Security
When I ran for Port Commissioner in 2013, one of the major issues that brought me into the race was the TSA’s mismanagement of airport security. At the time, I called for the Port of Seattle to take back operation of local airport security from the federal Transportation Security Administration. At the time it seemed… Continue reading Port of Seattle: Answering my call to Privatize SeaTac Security
The Illusion of Choice
Does your vote really matter anymore or has our election system degraded to the illusion of choice? In my opinion, State and Federal elections have been an illusion for years, but this election is one of the first times its been really noticeable to the public. The problem is twofold. First, the public believes only… Continue reading The Illusion of Choice
Control Your Gun or become a felon on December 4th.
Initiative 594 is here! Regardless of your opinion on the Initiative, it becomes law December 4th. Don’t fool yourself: the state legislature can’t repeal it and the courts are unlikely to block its implementation. This law is effectively guaranteed to be here for at least the next two years regardless of what you think about it.… Continue reading Control Your Gun or become a felon on December 4th.