Legal challenge of I-976 is a message of disdain for public

I hope everyone understands the lesson of the current I-976 response from Seattle, King County, and others: We voters are too stupid to issue such a mandate as I-976 to our state and local Governments.

We are to accept any and all taxes and tax increases as dictated by those governments and bureaus.

We are not to be concerned that any such taxes and funding chains will be going to bureaus with no elected official positions who have no motivations to be honest with voters or to perform designated tasks in a timely, efficient or fiscally appropriate manner. And we are to never question the performance of those officers and offices.

We are to never question when funds are deviated from one department to another without warning, explanation, or publication.

If we do any of this we will be entitled to pay for legal challenges and the defenses from competing government offices with no accountability to us voters.

And we are expected to return to office all of the representatives who support those activities and the related limitations on voters.

Remember the people in office now who have performed these activities and insults to those of us who are their constituents. If you make no attempt to promote better representation and vote for better representatives be ready to continue to be treated with this total disdain.

Paula Deter

Camano Island

Talk to us

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, July 5

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

Editorial: It’s not just baseball that we may have to wait for

The AquaSox season is canceled. But if we don’t get a grip on COVID, we risk losing much more.

Ciera Graham
Graham: Let’s acknowledge that Black Women’s Lives Matter, too

The outrage over George Floyd’s death has often overshadowed concern for the treatment of Black women.

Ciera Graham, Herald columnist
Herald welcomes new local columnist to its Opinion page

Ciera Graham, an Everett resident, serves as director of EvCC’s East County Campus in Monroe.

Viewpoints: How to repair the harms left by racism

Other countries and communities have found healing through a nationwide process of reconciliation.

Commentary: Juneteenth holiday would continue work remaining

Everett has proclaimed the holiday. A national holiday would spread its message of unity and equality.

Commentary: Small towns’ nimbleness useful in fighting COVID

Rural areas can draw on creative solutions and less regulation to meet the needs of residents.

Editorial: Everett police reforms a template for others

The department’s response to an on-camera arrest shows the value of its recent reforms in policing.

Most Read