Culture counts, because the radical left, in general, are now getting people demoted, or outright fired from their jobs if they don't go along with "open borders" or "everybody is the same sex" nonsense. They're changing the mores of our country so drastically that if left up to them, it would practically be a crime to be patriotic. Just last year, the radicals in Federal Way intimidated the Federal Way City Council to the degree that they had to forego the patriotic design for the city's logo that they had previously voted for. The Council's vote for the design was therefore unfortunately reversed under pressure.
If this radical left-wing so-called "blue wave" comes to light in 2018, we might as well say goodbye to the America of lore. That's how critical this year's elections are. We can either be the country of the "America the Beautiful" poem (the entire lyrics, shown below, by Katharine Bates, photo to left), or the country of the Seattle Council radicals, circa 2018, but not both.
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassion'd stress
A thorough fare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness.
God mend thine ev'ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.
O beautiful for heroes prov'd
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life.
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine.
O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.
God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.
Some state help for funding of municipal and local police departments; infrastructure upgrades, including earthquake retrofitting for buildings, bridges and homes. The importance of the state being in accord with the U.S. constitution's Bill of Rights for bills or statutes involving self-defense, sportsmanship, and legal hunting of game; and in making sure that all gun safety legislation and statutes are in accord with federal and state constitutions, as they relate to balancing the rights of ownership, public safety and privacy.
Mark Greene is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, with honorable active duty service from 1972-74. Despite the incumbents' braggadocio about her commitment to veterans, Kristine Reeves gets a high salary from her non-legislative job to work on veterans' issues. She gets paid good money to be "committed."
Mark Greene, however, has advocated for veterans, without pay, for decades, including that no veteran should be homeless, meaning the federal and/or state government should provide for basic shelter for those veterans that are in dire financial circumstances and homeless.
Low traditional American birthrate, which unseemly "Roe v. Wade" propagates, plus continued globalist policies equals pretty much ending our contemporary connection to original generational heritage of America: President Trump should pick Judge Amy Coney Barrett for next SCOTUS nominee (U.S. Supreme Court Justice).
America is a People, not the Globalist-speak "idea," but may lose what's left of our moorings (ancestral, traditions & Constitution) if Globalists/Left take over completely; moorings that at one time used to be firmly attached to our beginnings.
Believe it or not, some in the radical left have the effrontery to hold up signs saying "no nations, no borders." Unfortunately, this might actually come true in a generation if we don't get the vote right, as the concept of nation has been weakening among many politicians.
This campaign strongly supports improving and defending our environment, including protecting wetlands, woodlands, wildlife, wild lands, rivers, lakes and the Pacific ocean. The government should do more to enhance recycling, limit waste and conserve the natural beauty of Washington, as well as restoring that which has been deteriorating or devastated. Coal and oil trains must be better regulated and watched like a hawk. Water supplies should be tested more often, including the effects of fluoride. Ban GMOs (genetically modified organisms) grown or made in our state. Make sure progress is being made at the Hanford nuclear contamination area, ban any extension of nuclear energy, and keep a close watch on any nuclear influence, including in Puget Sound, for civil emergency preparedness.
With the globalist mentality paralyzing the Washington Legislature, and a majority of legislators refusing to distinguish between citizens and foreigners on state documents, Americans in Washington are not even sure, in 2018, if we will even be allowed in airports and federal buildings in the future without paying special fees to enhance our drivers' licenses/IDs, or without purchasing a passport.
According to reports about the new plans, standard Washington drivers' licenses and IDs will soon have a statement on them that effectively says not good for use in traversing through airports, federal buildings and federal parks. In other words, we'll have to get a so-called enhanced license/ID if we want to go about our business like most other Americans. This means some won't have a problem, maybe, in getting around this and other ridiculous PC rules, but commoners (the Common Man) will be or will continue to be treated like second-class citizens in our own country. This issue is part and parcel of the Radical Left's "open borders" and globalist philosophy, but I won't stand for these "state rules," if I'm in the Legislature, without great opposition. It's time to start voting as if "nation" means anything anymore.
No new or additional taxes on homeowners' utilities without a majority approval in an election. To solve homelessness, the Legislature needs to come up with incentives for private developers and builders to build at least 500 YMCA-style buildings throughout the state of Washington that would specialize in low-cost single room occupancy rooms, and provide services and benefits for those trying to upgrade their lifestyle. There are a plethora of other ideas that would help, but the focus now should be on relatively easy-to-implement-ideas, and fast planning and action to address this problem quickly. Additionally regarding rental housing, make it harder for real estate companies and tycoons to raise rents above 5% in a calendar year for multi-family housing. Furthermore, place a surtax, to provide funding for homeless housing and shelters, on any real estate company that raises rents 3% or more in consecutive years.
Enact family-friendly statutes and regulations for educational funding and business and job prosperity. Education is a 2-way street: and my focus is to provide the policies necessary or helpful for government, families and students to do their part. Home schools, Charter schools and Libraries can all play a broader part in the educational paradigm. Also, educationally, would like to see the state put a greater emphasis on connecting students to the trades (job fields that have long been understaffed).
A state law should be enacted that gives American citizens clear preference for all jobs that they're qualified for. This should not violate the "national origin" clause of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964, but Congress, the states and the courts will need to protect citizens' rights better than what current interpretation of laws and regulations, generally, imply or specify. That means changing some laws.