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Time for a change

This year’s race for governor of the state of Washington is historic. 
There are 36 candidates who have filed. That is a record number of 
candidates vying for the top executive position in our state.
In a couple of weeks voters will reduce the number of candidates to 
two. Many of those who have filed have no chance of advancing to the 
general election. Many of them are not even concerned about that. 
They are running to raise awareness to some issue that they believe 
needs to be addressed.
Two weeks ago we offered a brief review of the 4 Democrats running 
against Governor Inslee who is seeking his third term. None of them 
have a chance of unseating Inslee.
If you are a Democrat but can’t stand the way Inslee has allowed our 
state to deteriorate into a quagmire of insurrection, abandonment of 
the homeless and mentally ill, or his destruction of the state’s 
economy. You do have a number of choices.
You can choose to not vote. You can waste your vote on one of the 
other Democratic candidates You can vote for one of the minority 
candidates outlined in this issue, or you can choose to support a 
Republican as a message to the Democrat Party that they have lost 
their way.
Washington voters have not elected a Republican governor since 1985. 
It is time. It is time to reject the failed policies of the Seattle 
machine. A party that has turned the Emerald city into a national 
disgrace. A party that has caused KOMO News to run an investigative 
video, “Seattle is Dying”. A political machine that has allowed 
radicals to take over parts of the city, destroy private property and 
interfere with emergency services resulting in serious injury and 
death of several individuals.
Of the fifteen Republicans running, there are only a handful that 
have the potential to unseat Governor Inslee. Over the years I have 
resisted the temptation to tell my readers how to vote. With this 
year’s overwhelming list of possible candidates, however, I think it 
is vitally important to focus on the few that have potential. 
Potential to remind Washington Democrats that their first 
responsibility is to serve the peaceful, law-abiding citizens of this 
once great state.
First let me say, I am not a Republican. I have had issues with 
Republicans over the years. Generally, I think there are far too many 
Mitt Romney’s in the party. In other words, politicians who just go 
along to get along on serious issues. Politicians who want bigger, 
more intrusive government. I am a conservative who believes 
capitalism, free enterprise and limited government are the most 
important concepts that have created this great society.
We are not perfect, but in the last 50 years we have strayed far from 
the principles that created this great nation. A country where 
millions around the world still want to become a citizen.
The Democrat party has lost its way. In its effort to be “inclusive” 
it has fallen for every disgruntled or dissatisfied group that has a 
cause – real or imagined. It has supported and defended radical 
candidates who do not understand the basic elements of our 
Constitution. It has supported the take over of our schools. Creating 
a monopolized system of education that has brainwashed our youth.
And what has it gotten us? A country and a state that is deeply divided.
Here in Washington, there is a serious movement gaining ground to 
split the state in two. A movement to abandon the radical agenda of 
the Seattle political machine.
It is time for a change. That change can only begin if the good 
citizens of Washington state abandon their fierce loyalty to a party 
that no longer represents their interests.
Republican voters for their part must come together and support one 
candidate who can defeat the Seattle machine. There are fifteen 
Republicans on the ballot. Most are good candidates that would make a 
better governor than Jay Inslee. But only one strikes real fear in 
the heart of that machine.
That candidate is Tim Eyman.
It is true that Eyman has some baggage the left will endeavor to 
exploit. That is true of anyone who will challenge the Democrats for 
power. They have become the party of negativity. They will stop at 
nothing to defeat any challenger. If they can’t find some real facts 
to impugn the character of their opponents. They will make it up. 
Knowing that by the time their deception is revealed the election 
will be over.
Eyman has statewide name recognition. He is a tireless campaigner. He 
has a proven track record of success in taking on the Seattle 
machine. Most importantly, he is realistic about how his election 
would impact state politics.
At a rally in Wenatchee last week, JoAnne Prusa of Cashmere, asked 
Eyman an important question.
“If you are elected, how would you work with a Democrat controlled 
legislature.”
Eyman’s response was significant. He said he would use his veto 
power. He went on to point out an important reality.
“A veto doesn’t mean a bill is dead. It means the legislature, both 
Democrats and Republicans, have to come together to override the veto 
on important bills. Today, the Democrats do not need the Republicans 
to pass any measures and they know it.”
Eyman pointed out that today we have one party rule in Olympia. Eyman 
said he doesn’t believe one party rule is good for the state or the 
country.
It is time for a change. Vote for Tim Eyman on the August 4 primary 
ballot.
 

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