Time to pass legislation to protect the citizens?

Those who have noticed individual rights being trampled by unelected bureaucrats and commissions may find some answers by reading ESB6601 entitled Government Performance and Accountability, passed unanimously in 1994 by the State Legislature. 

The language changes the purpose of government.  Citizens become the customers of the services of State Government; the government is in partnership with State employees and their organizations, who are also in partnership with citizens. 

I suggest it is time to pass legislation similar to the following, and I request input from others:

Whereas the Washington State Legislature acknowledges Art. 1 S. 32 "A frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is essential to the security of individual right and the perpetuity of free government"; and

Whereas the Washington State Legislature recognizes Art. 1 S. 1 "All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights";

Therefore all legislation shall be measured by provisions of the Constitutions as currently written or amended; and

Elected officials, entrusted with the duty to protect individual rights and  the perpetuity of free government, shall clarify, through all legislation, the Constitutional purpose and limitation of all agencies, and shall hold those agencies accountable to the protection of individual rights as embodied in the Constitutions and the intent of the legislation.

Cris Shardelman


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