Blog

25 Mar
0

My response to COVID criticism

I’ve gotten a lot of flak over the past couple days over posts I’ve made about Corona/COVID so let me make myself as clear as I can…I would hope you would want to vote for someone who isn’t easily swayed and can withstand adversity.

Corona IS serious. Especially to those who are older or who have underlying conditions. I urge everyone to do what you need to do to keep yourselves and your families safe. This shouldn’t have to be a PSA for the CDC, but wash your hands, cover your cough, and if you are in a high risk group or come in contact with those who are, absolutely minimize your contact with other people.

My wife is a registered nurse working in Washington’s epicenter. She could contract Corona at any time while caring for others. I don’t wish illness on anyone.

However, it is important to keep things in perspective. I am saddened by those who perish and for the loved ones they leave behind to mourn. The ugly truth is death is all around us. Heart disease. Drug overdoses. Car crashes. We lose many more people to those things than it appears we will lose to Corona. Does that make it any better? Of course not.

But we have come to accept those other losses as part of life. What makes Corona different?

The media.

The media has been peddling panic, and far too many are buying. I am truly shocked at the number of people who have witnessed and acknowledged media lies and biased reporting (since most obviously 2015) are suddenly taking the media as gospel. Nothing has changed. You are still the same and they are still peddling the same propaganda.

I am also shocked at the number of people who have Gadsden flag avatars on their social media who are ok with the government suspending your civil rights (yes, including 2A) in the name of fighting Corona. So much for “from my cold dead hands.”

I’ve had comments that WWII vets gave up their rights for us, and we should do the same for them. That is absolutely incorrect. Those brave souls risked and many gave their lives to protect our rights that we could continue to live as a free society. The comparison between WWII and this current situation is asinine. Get over yourselves.

The US lost approximately 416,000 troops during WWII.

As of this writing there have been 123 deaths in Washington linked to Corona. Not to minimize those deaths but most had underlying health problems.

In the meantime, People are losing their jobs. The economy is tanking.

Our government is making moves that should alarm everyone. Cities are releasing criminals from jails and prisons while deeming firearms shops non-essential and ordering them closed.

Because of the virus jails are not accepting many arrests. So a person who doesn’t care about the law and has nothing to fear from committing more crimes will choose not to harm you and your family why?

Some cities have decreed that carrying a firearm during this “emergency” is now a crime.

In other words, the government is too busy to protect you right now, and also too busy to “allow” you to protect yourself.

The Governor is restricting people’s ability to gather for whatever reason, including worship, even if those people accept the risk. The Governor is suspending open meetings and open records laws.

In times of crisis we do not suspend or give up our rights, we more zealously safeguard them.

To compare our current situation to WWII is a slap in the face to all those who sacrificed for us. They did not fight and die for us to surrender to our civil authorities under these circumstances. Man-up. Woman-up. Do what YOU need to do to take care of yourselves and your families, but don’t lie down and accept the curtailment of EVERYONE’S rights.

I fully recognize that this position may cost me some support and some votes. That is fine. I want people to vote for me because they believe in me, not because I’ve effectively pandered to them, or I’m a member of their party, or I’ve dodged enough issues that they have no idea what I stand for.

To borrow the sentiment from Andrew Wilkow, I am an individual patriot first, conservative second, republican third.

If elected I will fight for ALL the rights of ALL Washingtonians.

Read More
24 Mar
0

Unprecedented government overreach

Read More
24 Feb
0

Ferguson demands cooperation with NOT cooperating with the federal government

If you think that Sideshow cares about rights or the rule of law, you would be mistaken.

Let’s say the FBI comes to your home without a warrant and they ask to come inside and have a look around. What you tell them is completely up to you. You *could* let them in or you *could* tell them not without a warrant. It is your decision to make.

Now imagine the State of Washington has told you that if you allow the FBI into your home without a warrant, the AG’s Office will ruin you financially.

Granted, it’s not a perfect analogy but this is essentially what Sideshow has done to Greyhound; interfered with the company’s right to decide for itself whether it wants to cooperate with federal law enforcement. It’s disgraceful actually.

Read More
18 Feb
0

Who does Sideshow work for? (2/18/20 ed.)

A King County Superior Court judge recently rejected a legal challenge to title only bills.

You will never guess who provided the judge with the rationale for rejecting the challenge. Your very own “I’m fighting for the people!” Sideshow Bob Ferguson. Ferguson sided with the legislature instead of fighting for transparency and the ensuring the governed have actually given their consent.

Make sure you think about this: A member of the executive branch convinced a member of the judicial branch that some things the legislative branch does is beyond judicial review.

Our system of government provides checks and balances on each branch of government. Ferguson’s unwillingness to check the power of the legislature to the detriment of the people of Washington disqualifies him to continue serving as our attorney general.

As attorney general I will put an end to title only bills. I will work for you, the people of Washington.

https://www.washingtonpolicy.org/publications/detail/king-county-superior-court-dismisses-title-only-bill-challenge

Read More
12 Feb
0

The hypocrisy of Bob Ferguson, February 12, 2020 edition

In one of Sideshow’s countless lawsuits against the Trump Administration Ferguson implied that the federal government lacked compassion for children. Yesterday Sideshow patted himself on the back when legislation—that he asked for—advanced in the legislature, which would prohibit solitary confinement for juveniles who have been incarcerated.

As it stands it is exceedingly difficult in Washington to keep a juvenile in custody, even for very serious offenses.

Let’s say a juvenile commits an armed robbery and ends up being detained. If that juvenile, while in custody, continues to violate the law by assaulting, or even sexually assaulting, another person whether a fellow detainee, a staff member, or their own lawyer, how is that juvenile supposed to be managed?

Under Ferguson’s legislation, it would be illegal to isolate that juvenile from victims or potential victims. The state has a duty to protect everyone in its care or custody, regardless of how that person came to be there. Sideshow’s legislation mandates that predators have access to victims—literally a captive audience.

Where is Ferguson’s compassion for children?

Read More
11 Feb
0

US DOJ starts to crackdown on criminal illegal alien sanctuaries

From US AG William Barr’s press conference yesterday:

“… we are meticulously reviewing the actions of certain district attorneys who have adopted policies of charging foreign nationals with lesser offenses for the express purpose of avoiding the federal immigration consequences of those nationals’ criminal conduct. In pursuing their personal ambitions and misguided notions of equal justice, these district attorneys are systematically violating the rule of law and may even be unlawfully discriminating against American citizens.”

Who is the only candidate for Washington State Attorney General who has publicly stated that sanctuary policies discriminate against US citizens and legal residents? (Hint: it’s me)

Read More
06 Feb
0

Do you want to help take back our state?

I’m often asked by people, what can they do to help? As a first-time candidate (not a career politician!) not affiliated with a political party the first thing that springs to mind is money. Every little bit helps. “We the People” are up against massive money machines.

People can help spread the word of my campaign. Not everyone is on Facebook or Twitter. I have yard signs available.

If you have a special skill or interest and willing to donate some time, I’ll take that too.

But I am convinced that the single best thing you can do for me, for yourself, for our state, is to make sure EVERYONE you know is registered to vote and casts ballots in August and November. If you do that we will have a new governor, lt. governor and attorney general next year.

Read More
05 Feb
0

ICYMI

From President Trump’s State of the Union last night:

“Senator Thom Tillis has introduced legislation to allow Americans like Jody to sue Sanctuary Cities and States when a loved one is hurt or killed as a result of these deadly policies. I ask the Congress to pass the Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act immediately. The United States of America should be a sanctuary for law-abiding Americans — not criminal aliens!”

As I have said repeatedly, the law-abiding are not second class citizens.

Read More
31 Jan
0

The far-left cares more for criminals than the innocent

I will never understand how the party that advocates for post-birth abortions can take the position that a person who commits a heinous crime and who has the right to appeal their conviction must have their life spared.

Read More
23 Jan
0

The hypocrisy of Ferguson, January 23, 2020 edition

Before too much longer there will be a photo of Bob in the dictionary under hypocrite. He is working overtime to take away the rights of everyone and then claims he wants to protect people. #Sideshow

Read More
1236
--Authorized and paid for by the Committee to Elect Brett Rogers, Republican-- PO Box 258 Lake Stevens, WA 98258