As reported in the Lynnwood Times a group of board members gave authority to a County health officer under the dark of night. They held a special meeting on zoom with the subject in question not mentioned. The topic voted on the ability to give power to the health officer to pursue legal action against businesses and pursue involuntary compliance (isolation or quarantine) against an individual who does not follow his COVID-19/health directives. They voted in favor of 11 to 4.
Call To Action
On June 9th, from 3 to 5 pm, they are having another meeting with the Board of Health. We need you to flood Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers with phone calls and email to let him know this violates our civil and constitutional rights.
He can be reached at 425-388-3050 or via email at [email protected].
If you would like to send an email, please feel free to cut, paste, and edit this as needed to get your point across.
To whom it may concern,
It was brought to my attention by the Lynnwood Times you held a vote under the cover of night granting unconstitutional authority to detain and restrict citizens the right to earn a living in WA states Snohomish county.
May I remind you of the words from Justice Rebecca Bradley of the WI supreme court asking a question to the attorney general representing the Governor. She asked, “Isn’t is the very definition of tyranny for one person to order people to be imprisoned for going to work, among other ordinarily lawful activities?” And I pose this same question to you.
In addition where in the constitution did the people of WA confer power to city board members to compel citizens to stay at home and close business or face imprisonment if they do not comply with no input from the Legislature, without the consent of the people?
The authority in which you set is unconstitutional and in clear violation of the 1st and 4th amendment and due process.
Federal and state quarantine laws are subject to constitutional due process constraints. And that clause prohibits the government from depriving a person of their right to liberty or property. Which is exactly what you are doing. In addition, the Due Process Clause protects citizens against laws that are too vague for the average person to understand. And by holding this meeting without notice on the agenda, it leaves this ambiguous and vague. Therefore this is determined “void for vagueness.”
Point 1: TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242
It makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States. For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim. The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.
Point 2: Exparte Milligan, 71 U.S. 2 still stands to this day.
“Neither the legislature nor any executive or judicial officer may disregard the provisions of the Constitution in case of an emergency…” Section 98
Therefore, anyone who declares the suspension of constitutionally guaranteed rights (to freely travel, peaceably assemble, earn a living, freely worship, etc.) and/or attempts to enforce such suspension within the 50 independent, sovereign, continental United States of America, is making war against our constitution(s) and, therefore, we, the people. They violate their constitutional oath and, thus, immediately forfeit their office and authority and their proclamations may be disregarded with impunity and this implies to all: Congress, the Senate, even the Governor, and President! They have broken constitutional law and must step down.
Board Members Votes
This board who voted consisted of 15 member’s. The vote were as followed.
- Elisabeth Crawford, Mukilteo City Council Member
- Megan Dunn, Snohomish County Council Member
- Christine Frizzell, Lynnwood City Council Member
- Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Edmonds City Council Member
- John Joplin, Brier City Council Member
- Anji Jorstad, Lake Stevens City Council Member
- Jared Mead, Snohomish County Council Member
- Dan Rankin, Mayor of Darrington
- Linda Redmon, Snohomish City Council Member
- Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, Board Vice Chair, Mayor of Mountlake Terrace
- Stephanie Wright, Board Chair, Snohomish County Council Member
- Scott Bader, Everett City Council Member
- Sam Low, Snohomish County Council Member
- Nate Nehring, Snohomish County Council Member
- Jeff Vaughan, Marysville City Council Member