THE CONSTITUTIONAL COUNTY: WHAT IS IT?
If you’ve been to recent Klickitat County People’s Rights meetings you know that we have a Constitutional Sheriff, Bob Songer, who makes it plain and simple: Klickitat County is governed ultimately by the people, as outlined and emphasized in the United States and Washington State Constitutions. Sheriff Songer has gone on record as a defender of our rights.
Any law, rule, regulation or mandate that runs contrary to the will of the people, as set forth in the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Washington, is null and void. The Constitutional Sheriff in each county is the check and balance.
There is a growing trend among the counties in these United States to change the election of a county sheriff to that of a county sheriff appointed by the county council.This is something we must be extra vigilant in thwarting. Should this ever be allowed to occur, the sheriff becomes beholden to the County Council and not the citizens of the county.
The Klickitat County Council scoffed at Sheriff Songer when he brought forth the idea of a Constitutional County at a recent BOCC meeting. In essence, the BOCC thumbed their noses at the oath they swore when they took office.
That solemn oath means something. It’s about defending the rights of the citizens.
Our Klickitat County People’s Rights group is embracing the ideals of the Constitutional County. We have the wherewithal to defend ourselves from overreaching State and federal governments. We have the resources: the power of electrical production that the state cannot live without, valuable agriculture, defensible geography, and a Constitutional Sheriff. Above all, we have the will to let freedom prevail if we take the first step to defend our rights and declare, “We are a Constitutional County!”
There has been a move to have members become more involved in local government by attending Klickitat County meetings of boards and commissions. There are several of these entities that meet regularly and you can choose to attend as a citizen, as a volunteer, or you may choose to file and run for a seat on a commission or board. Some of these positions are appointed by the BOCC (Board ofCounty Commissioners).
The Blockhouse Volume 1, #2 has details regarding the county boards and commissions. Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll send you a PDF file of the Blockhouse.
You might also consider running for many of the open city and county offices in the next election. Quite a few of these offices go to candidates who run unopposed. In the election of November 2, 2021 there were several positions where there was only one choice. That should be the exception rather than par for the course.
On the positive side we had 3 members running in the November 2nd election for positions in Goldendale: 2 for City Council, 1 filed on the ballot, and 1 running as a write-in candidate. There was also 1 member running for the Goldendale School Board as a write-in candidate.
People’s Rights Committees
There are a number of People’s Rights committees forming to assure accountability and efficient workflow as we identify and accomplish our goals to be more proactive. Check the white board for a list of committees. There are plenty of openings for committee leaders and members.
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