Only democracy is missing

I am writing this letter in response to the recent madness Thom Satterlee and his supporters have started. I am a resident of Stanwood. This places me in “Freedom” County. I was never asked to sign a petition five years ago regarding the separation of this renegade county.

Mr. Satterlee believes that he can receive 12,000 signatures on a petition and a new county magically appears. I think Mr. Satterlee should attend a high school U.S. Government class. We have this small thing called a democracy in the United States.

This means that a majority of Snohomish County residents would have to sign the petition acknowledging the need for two counties. I hardly think a whopping 12,000 signatures fulfills that requirement. When he went to the Washington state Supreme Court they ruled that simply obtaining these signatures does not create a new county. After Mr. Satterlee learned of the court’s decision, he filed complaints with the United Nations. They declined to take action. These entities are refusing to take action because Mr. Satterlee does not have a legal leg to stand on.

Also, I find the fact that Mr. Satterlee is now filling the positions in his new “government” ridiculous. In particular, there is the hiring of Fnu Lnu (which, by the way, is not his real name) as the sheriff for Freedom County. Mr. Lnu’s only experience in law enforcement is 9 years in the FBI. Even if the sheriff of Freedom County were an actual position, he is far from qualified for it. If Mr. Lnu is identifying himself as a police officer and working in a official capacity, criminal charges should be sought for both Mr. Lnu and Mr. Satterlee.

If Mr. Satterlee’s supporters feel the county government is not listening to their concerns, elect better representation. That is what the elections are for.

Stanwood

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