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Land grab by SeaTac city officials reveal the more realistic threat to our freedoms
By PAUL GUPPY  | 
Aug 29, 2016

We often hear fears expressed about Americans losing their constitutional freedoms, that some dark political force will shred the Constitution and end protection of basic rights in our country. Such grand conspiracies are rightly seen as unlikely at best, or as positively nutty at worst.

A recent case in the City of SeaTac, however, shows that concerns about losing our basic rights are not so far-fetched after all, and that the greatest threat to core freedoms may come from the ambitious schemes of local officials, rather than some imagined break-down in national order.

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ICYMI: Democrat Senator Reuven Carlyle challenges Sound Transit officials to rethink their ST3 financing plan

On August 11th, State Senator Reuven Carlyle wrote a guest op-ed that caused transit boosters to all but implode.  

Senator Carlyle’s offense was observing that Sound Transit 3 (ST3) consumes “all the oxygen in the room for virtually all other public services at all levels of government for years to come.”

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Petition against the Endangered Species Act seeks to repeal government’s ability to take without cause
By MADILYNNE CLARK  | 
Aug 26, 2016

The Washington Cattlemen’s Association (WCA) and the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) have joined together to challenge a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to apply the blanket protection of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) not only to species listed as “endangered” but also “threatened".

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