Bill Scheidler, chief activist for corruptWASH.com is, again, a candidate for a legislative seat for the 26th District.
Our currently elected representatives — Rep. Jesse Young, Rep. Michelle Caldier, and Senator Jan Angel — only perform 33% of their constitutionally obligated duties. The other 67% of their obligations are either ignored or they lack the backbone to do the heavy lifting — which is to be the ‘check and balance’ over the other two branches of government.
When the culture of our public servants is based in dishonesty we citiznes pay the price — higher taxes, less productivity, more regulation, less freedoms.
These are the things I want.
- An honest government! It is an unfortunate truth that today the wrong people are in jail and the wrong people are not in jail. We, the people of Washington State, are being betrayed by those in whom we place our trust. As I’ve been saying for over 15 years “at the core of our rotten government you will find lawyers”. And the reform of the legal profession is high on my list as a public official just as I’ve been doing as a private citizen for the past 15+ years.
- A Justice System in which judges and lawyers obey the law, especially the law that mandates judges and lawyers tell the truth (see RCW 2.48.210) and obey the law that provides an “impartial forum (see RCW 2.28.030)” in which citizens can resolve their grievances.
- An Educational System that graduates the most students with the best skills needed to solve ever increasing problems of a complex society. Lawmakers cannot continue to lay the deficiencies of our educational system, such as low matriculation rates, a high percentage of graduates who don’t have basic math skills … upon voters or solve these deficiencies with ‘generalized programs’ such as higher taxes, more teachers, eliminating testing, eliminating homework or inventing new standards such as common core — as some lawmakers are considering. This problem of a deficient educational system is a matter of competence and management. And that means to ‘hire and fire’ the right people and get employee unions out of our schools so we can address professional incompetence FIRST and not be blackmailed into funding a system of trickle-down incompetence. Said another way — incompetent management of our schools leads to incompetent teaching standards, leads to poorly educated students leads to an under-educated workforce leads to low wages…
- An integrated infrastructure of highways, bridges and ferries to meet current and future needs. Here too government incompetence must be addressed. How many times do commuters need to be ‘detoured’ in a 5-year period due to a poorly designed intersection or poorly repaired highway?
- Affordable health care.
- The reduction, the elimination if possible, in “business and occupation” TAXES, and a reduction of every other TAX,
This is how I will bring these things to reality.
- We must strengthen our whistleblower laws so honest government workers will be protected, rewarded and appreciated when they report those other public servants who betray our trust.
- As a legislator, I will use all the tools the law provides to expose, remove and prosecute corrupt public servants — INCLUDING judges and lawyers
- I am working to expel all the lawyers who hold office in the legislative and executive branch. Lawyers are members of a judicial agency, the WA STATE BAR (See RCW 2.48), and do not belong in any other branch of government. Or we must repeal the Washington State Bar Act and place lawyer and judicial discipline under lay citizen control.
- We must dissolve government employee unions because these unions represent government and not the reasons governments exist – for the people.
- We must begin to privatize schools and ferries.
- We must configure every “Ethics Board” by having board members ‘inducted, drafted or chosen like a jury’ rather than being appointed by those who have a self-interest in the boards’ functions. AND
- I am working to remove from government those public servants who betray our trust. See Scheidler’s lawsuit against the corrupt Officials of the WA State Bar and the Commission Judicial Conduct
The things I want, and how I will achieve what I want, are NOT meant to change our governmental framework, but to have the right people in their proper roles so government functions as intended.
Said another way, the “framework” upon which we are assured our public servants perform their governmental functions in a truthful and honorable way is to insure we have three independent branches of government. Each branch of government is suppose to be a “check and balance” between the others. Once we allow one branch to invade the other, or to become so powerful that it overwhelms the other branches, it creates the very breeding ground of corruption that causes crises upon crises we face election after election.
I understand the definition of “servant”, the definition of “public”, the meaning of “governments’ just powers”. And I understand the meaning of “to protect and maintain individual rights.” I also know people are increasingly angry with our currently employed “public servants” who have no idea their sole purpose is “to protect and maintain individual rights.” And I have learned that as you peel back the layers of our corrupt government, at the core of the rotten onion you find lawyers. I believe very strongly that once the “legal profession” is “regulated” by citizens and not by other lawyers, the ‘government enterprise’ will begin to heal itself – RAPIDLY!
Make no mistake about it … the TRUE political fight is for control of our courts! If you are listening to the presidential debate ALL the republican candidates warned that our constitutional rights are dependent upon who will be the next US Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia. THIS IS A WARNING to every citizen and confirmation of my criticisms of our justice system … our rights are lost, given away, or taken away by the courts – corrupt judges and corrupt lawyers. NONE of the present slate of Washington State candidates recognize this reality! Or, if they do recognize this threat to our constitutional rights, they are too scared or are themselves corrupt to employ their legislative powers and do what is right. See Article 4, Sec 9 and Article 5.
Lawyers should not be allowed to run for legislative office. All lawyers belong to a state agency, the WA State Bar, and are regulated by the WA Supreme Court. Furthermore, only Washington State Bar members are permitted to be judges. This creates an very dangerous condition that is called an “institutional conflict of interest”. Or simply put .. an “unaccountable” governmental entity. To allow lawyers to also serve in the WA State Legislature presents a “separation of powers” issue and needs to be resolved by expelling lawyers from the legislature.
This “mingling” of the judicial branch with the legislative branch has profound implications when you realize that the “legislative” branch is the “ONLY” branch that can impeach a judge. This is established by Article 5 of our State constitution. In other words, if lawyers are part of the only branch that can impeach a judge – the legislative branch, what would be their inclination in taking such an “oversight” action if either the lawyer/legislator or his law firm may face this judge or one of the judge’s colleagues in the course of their legal work? How can you trust either branch if this conflict is inherent in having lawyers hold legislative office with the power to impeach a judge?
Another example. Suppose you hire a lawyer who is NOT also a legislator. Your opponent to your lawsuit hires the law firm with one of more of their lawyers also holding seats in the legislature. Who do you think the “judge” will favor?
Besides, the legal profession ranks so low with people when asked about “honest/ethics in professions” to allow them to also infiltrate our legislative branch is simply foolhardy. See Gallup Poll