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Open Letter To The Sheriffs Of Washington State


This article comes from the PatrickHenrySociety

by Kit Lange

Mar 15, 2015 | Editorials, The Battle for Washington State

In the last few months, the citizens of Washington State have come under fire from both state and federal officials. They have been subject to everything from surveillance to being viewed through the scope of a sniper’s rifle—manned by a fellow citizen. The people have appealed to the governor to no avail. According to Governor Inslee’s office, he has no jurisdiction over the federal authorities who seek to subvert liberty and control the populace. He is incorrect, but the People accept that he is complicit in the criminal enslavement of the citizens.

The governor was served a list of grievances by We the People on 7 February 2015. Each of those grievances constitutes a crime against the People, and against the founding documents of the state and our nation. He ignored those grievances and did nothing. On 25 February 2015 a citizen of Washington State was illegally arrested, detained, and interrogated as a domestic terrorist by federal officials who ignored his rights secured by the rule of law. The governor refused to stand and serve the citizens of his state as he swore to do, instead submitting himself and the people of this state as subjects to an overreaching federal government. On 9 March 2015, he was again called to task and the People demanded that he uphold his oath to protect and maintain the rights of the People as secured by the Constitution. Again, the governor chose to ignore this letter and in doing so, ignored the will of the People, and their unalienable rights.

It is for this reason that the people of Washington State now appeal to the sheriffs, as the senior law enforcement official in each county. When the system fails, it becomes their utmost duty to stand and uphold the law. It is obvious that the system of Constitutional law has failed; at every turn we see the blatant and gross violation of the most basic of the People’s rights. The government is bound by the Constitution to be accountable to the People; they derive their powers from the consent of the governed. We, the people of Washington State, reiterate our withdrawal of this consent in light of the government’s refusal to honor the limits to their power and the unlimited rights of the People.

Washington State law lays out the general duties of the county sheriff:

The sheriff is the chief executive officer and conservator of the peace of the county. In the execution of his office, he and his deputies:

(1) Shall arrest and commit to prison all persons who break the peace, or attempt to break it, and all persons guilty of public offenses;

Federal officials broke the peace by illegally and publicly arresting and detaining a citizen who had not committed a crime.

(2) Shall defend the county against those who, by riot or otherwise, endanger the public peace or safety;

Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson deprived the citizens of their ability to defend themselves by imposing her personal will through an illegal rule that violated their unalienable right.  In doing so, she endangered the public and safety of the people.

(3) Shall execute the process and orders of the courts of justice or judicial officers, when delivered for that purpose, according to law;

The sheriffs are duty-bound to stand and deliver the judge, the Homeland Security agent, the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, and the United States Marshal involved in this illegal arrest to justice.

(4) Shall execute all warrants delivered for that purpose by other public officers, according to the provisions of particular statutes;

Since the Judiciary of the State of Washington is complicit in these crimes and refuses to prosecute or hold accountable the persons responsible, We the People demand that the sheriffs put forth warrants for their arrest.

(5) Shall attend the sessions of the courts of record held within the county, and obey their lawful orders or directions;

Because the orders and directions of the courts are unlawful and criminal in nature, it is the duty of the sheriffs to act on behalf of the Constitution and the citizens of Washington State.

(6) Shall keep and preserve the peace in their respective counties, and quiet and suppress all affrays, riots, unlawful assemblies and insurrections, for which purpose, and for the service of process in civil or criminal cases, and in apprehending or securing any person for felony or breach of the peace, they may call to their aid such persons, or power of their county as they may deem necessary.

United States Code 18 § 242 speaks very plainly about the crime of depriving the people of their rights.  The marshal, agents, and the judge used the color of law to deprive the People; this is punishable by a year in prison.  They also, together with the snipers on the rooftops in Spokane on 6 March, used deadly force to attempt to impose their will on the People and deprive them of their rights; this is punishable by ten years in prison.  By illegally arresting and detaining citizens they have engaged in kidnapping; this is a crime punishable by life imprisonment or even the death penalty.

It is the duty of the sheriffs to apprehend and secure these people for the felony crime of depriving the People of their rights under the Constitution.  As the state law makes clear, the sheriff can call upon the people and the power of their respective counties for assistance in performing their duties.  If called upon, We the People will support them…in any way necessary.

We the People will no longer allow our government to treat us as subjects.  We are free men, we will act as such, and we will be treated as such.  We will hold accountable those criminals and tyrants in our government who seek to subjugate and control us. We demand that you, the sheriffs of Washington State, stand and perform your duties in accordance with the state law, the state constitution, and the Constitution of the United States of America.  If you do not, it will show that you, too, are complicit in the destruction of liberty, and therefore are its enemy.

We remain non-violent, we remain principled and peaceful, but make no mistake:

These abuses of our liberties will end now.

We will not comply.


Liberty for All:
Kit Lange
Anthony Bosworth
Maria Bosworth
and the Patriots of Washington

We Stand.


Shorty Dawkins



  1. Yep! Our last hope right? So the Sheriff’s say ‘no way we are doing what is best for the people’, so…. whats next? The Feds are trash, the Courts are Biased (Selected) and the rest of the lower ranks think they are earning some entitlement to (what?). Okay I am for you all 100%, but what next? The Sheriffs are the last stand?

  2. @ Ol’ Rono,

    True. The problem is that they are not all going to do it.

    Thomas Jefferson to Wilson Nicholas: “Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.”

    James Madison: “Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.”

    That is exactly why our forbears did not want or authorize those who serve within our governments – state or federal – to create a governmental professional law enforcement or be allowed to have the congress CALL UP and keep (fund) a standing military – they could, and history had told them, WOULD be used against us (and are now being). Those that serve within our governments are LAWFULLY and constitutionally REQUIRED to use the militias of the several states.

    What does that mean for LE’s and those serving within the US Military?

    It means the ONLY lawful actions they can take are when they completely and without hesitation keep and follow their Oaths. Otherwise, constitutionally speaking – it IS our legitimate government – there is no more lawful authority that they would be exercising then any gang has – force.

    Oh, and if you are within the governments whatever the position or office you occupy – state or federal – YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BE A CONSTITUTIONALIST AND SUPPORT AND DEFEND HER WITH EVERYTHING YOU HAVE, and before anything else – including orders of superiors of any rank, and the duties of the position one occupies. That is the Oath.

    If you (generic “you”) are an LE or military – state or federal – and the actions you take AGAINST the people themselves are not with keeping the Oath, you have just made yourself a *traitor, and possibly a **terrorist against the American People.

    If you are not understanding the why of it (and after the dumbing down and “re educating” of the American people over decades it IS understandable), here in America the US Constitution is our government, each state’s Constitution is that state’s government along with the US Constitution where it applies. The people put into governmental offices or positions by whatever means (including yourselves LE’s and Military) have one duty before all other duties to the US Constitution, the USA, and to the American people – including yourselves – KEEP your Oath.

    Let’s start with the US Military. Most of you believe erroneously that the US President (when we actually have one) is the Commander in Chief of the Military. That is incorrect.

    All US presidents are the Commander in Chief ONLY when war is declared by the Congress – and it has to be actually declared by them, plus has to be an actual “war”. The other REQUIREMENT to be the Commander in Chief is that the Militia’s of the several states had to have been used to defend our nation, while the US Military is being formed from those in each Militias ranks and (the US Military) been called out by the congress.

    Article II, Section 2: “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States…”

    “when called into the actual Service of the United States” means after congress has declared war and the Militia is now under the federal government to DEFEND the USA, and the military is being chosen for the ranks of the militia so it goes seamlessly since both are REQUIRED to be trained the same. Nor can any US President call out the Militia or the US Military to do the bidding of a foreign entity or a foreign nation, or any other then the US Congress calling them to defend the USA itself ONLY.

    No US President can just say, “I am calling out and using the US Military for UN purposes, and will lie to the American people about it being “necessary for our DEFENSE”. That is when EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO SERVES WITHIN THE US MILITARY (not the UN Military which is perpetual) MUST REQUIRE ABSOLUTE PROOF unless foreign troops are on US Soil or fighting their way to land on US soil MUST REFUSE TO GO, SAY “NO” to the unlawful order. Then that unlawful, treasonous president and any who stood with him whatever position they occupy – legislative, judicial, executive, state – must be charged, held for prosecution, prosecuted.

    That is why ONLY the people as the Militia was allowed. There are permanent Militia who train, supplies, etc who are paid. Most Militia are not paid for security in their areas (home, neighborhoods, etc), but are paid for state or federal actions demanded of them as are the usual military, LE’s.

    It is also why there is NO such thing as “marital law” or “emergency powers” here in the USA. So when those who serve as heads of our state or our nation declare “marital law” or “emergency powers” and use the US military and LE’s against the American people YOU are the terrorists, YOU are the traitors to your nation, and YOU are felons unless you immediately go arrest the traitor who so ordered you to commit those heinous crimes against America, her people and against yourself.

    Home Building & Loan Association v. Blaisdell, 290 U.S. 398, 425 (1934): “Emergency does not create power. Emergency does not increase granted power or remove or diminish the restrictions upon power granted or reserved. The Constitution was adopted in a period of grave emergency. Its grants of power to the Federal Government and its limitations of the power of the States were determined in the light of emergency and they are not altered by emergency.”

    People v Herkimer, 4 Cowen (NY) 345, 348 (1825): “The people or sovereign are not bound by general word in statutes, restrictive of prerogative right, title or interest, unless expressly named. Acts of limitation do not bind the King or the people. The people have been ceded all the rights of the King, the former sovereign, …It is a maxim of the common law, that when an act is made for the common good and to prevent injury, the King shall be bound, though not named, but when a statute is general and prerogative right would be divested or taken from the King (or the people) he shall not be bound.”

    When a Sheriff does not keep the Oath lawfully required, that is a felony, and when actions taken are force, or ordered force upon the people it is terrorist activity on the part of ALL involved in any way. It is also Treason. They no longer meet the requirements of the office they are occupying and can be removed without the election requirements as any murderer, etc would be. They can be cleared within the courts while a temporary sheriff steps up until guilt or innocence is determined.

    That can be done with ANY Oathbreaker who is still serving in whatever capacity. People forget that those election laws were not made to stop the removal of those whose actions could be dangerous to the community, to the state, to the Nation, to the American people and to our LEGITIMATE government.

    I cannot say that I am sorry that it is so here in OUR nation because once you took that Oath you were required to make it so that YOU understood all nuances required of you by it. It is your ONLY lawfulness in this nation since no governmental professional law enforcement or standing military was EVER authorized by the US Constitution.

    We are NOT a democracy, we are a Constitutional Republic, a nation of LAW, and it is NOT the majority, nor is it anyone who serves within our governments – state or federal that decide what is lawful, it IS the US Constitution, and for things not covered by it, it is each state’s Constitution.

    The Supreme Court of the United States, 1866: “The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances. No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government. Such a doctrine leads directly to anarchy or despotism.”

    It is now up to you if you are/remain a TRAITOR to the USA. It is your choice. At least now it will be a conscious decision on your part instead of “just following orders” or “just doing your job”.

    Article I, Section. 1: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”

    Thomas Jefferson: “The government created by this compact (the Constitution) was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; but that, as in all other cases of compact among powers having no common judge, each party (the people of each state) has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress.”

    Alexander Hamilton: “Every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid. To deny this, would be to affirm, that the deputy is greater than his principal; that the servant is above his master; that the representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves; that men acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.”


    ** Terrorist: 28 C.F.R. Section 0.85 Terrorism is defined as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”.

    This shows how seriously the Oath was to be held by those who took it;

    Title 18 U.S. Code section 2381: “When in the presence of two witnesses to the same overt act or in an open court of law if you fail to timely move to protect and defend the constitution of the United States and honor your oath of office you are subject to the charge of capital felony treason, and upon conviction you will be taken by the posse to the nearest busy intersection and at high noon hung by the neck until dead… The body to remain in state till dusk as an example to anyone who takes his oath of office lightly.

    (Revised) Title 18 U.S. Code section 2381: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

    Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Papers 28: “The militia is a voluntary force not associated or under the control of the States except when called out; [when called into actual service] a permanent or long standing force would be entirely different in make-up and call.”

    I think it is now obvious why G. Washington recommended that the people themselves retained manufacturers of all weapons used by those in war for themselves.

    –> George Washington: “A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.”

    US Constitution, Article I, Section. 8, Clause 11: “To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water”.

    The congress has the duty to grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal when they are needed to enforce the US Constitution, the laws, or defend the people and the nation. This is using private citizens in their own privately owned crafts to defend the USA and her people, this is using the Militia.

    Clause 12 specifies that there shall be no military beyond that of two years. The Militia of each state is charged with our nations defense here within the USA until and unless the congress has declared war and a “standing” military is raised:

    “To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years”.

    The money that the congress (Yes, those currently serving within the congress since they did not bother to rescind that unlawful action as they are required as a responsible ad the traitors who Clause 15: “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel invasions.

    This clause is very straightforward also. The militia of each state is taxed with the defense of the USA and her people, not just with the defense of their state; and they are to be armed with weapons that can repel any invasions bearing modern weapons of war. Congress is required to provide those military grade weapons for the militias.

    Clause 16 makes it very clear that the ARMING OF THE MILITIA OF EACH STATE is a LAWFUL duty assigned to the congress that they are REQUIRED to carry out: Clause 16: “To provide for organizing, ARMING, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress”.
    created it and allowed it to continue) has illegally spent beyond the lawfully allowed time of two years for the support of a “standing military” was/and still is a misappropriation of funds (misappropriation n. the intentional, illegal use of the property or funds of another person for one’s own use or other unauthorized purpose, particularly by a public official…), a felony, a crime against the American people.

    “To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years” is really straightforward, and no “misunderstanding” of the words can be used as an excuse for disobeying that lawfully required duty. The members of congress can be, and should be, held personally responsible for that breach of trust. That is correct, they must pay back the funds used unlawfully out of their personal accounts.

    There can lawfully be no (NO!) standing army except in times of war, and ONLY the congress can lawfully declare war under the contract they get their duties and powers from.

    *War must be declared by congress in order to be a lawful war that our US military are used to fight in, it must be in defense of our nation ONLY which is why so many lies were used as excuses to get us into wars. Since they were not, and are not, lawfully declared wars, ALL who died on all sides make that mass murder, etc that those who serve within our government had a hand in and MUST be fully prosecuted for.

    War cannot lawfully be “declared” against a tactic such as the “war against terror” or the “war against drugs”; both are not wars and not even the congress can declare a war against a tactic.

    *War defined: ‘Open and declared conflict between the armed forces of two or more states or nations’.

    James Madison: If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”

    James Madison: “The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature … the executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war.”

    George Washington: “The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.”

    James Madison: “In time of actual war, great discretionary powers are constantly given to the Executive Magistrate. Constant apprehension of War, has the same tendency to render the head too large for the body. A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people.”

    James Madison: “Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied: and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

    James Madison: “The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.”

    James Madison warned: “No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”

    US Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 1: “To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;”

    Clause 3: “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;”

    Clause 4: ” To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;” (Back then “naturalization meant what it took to become a citizen, NOT who is allowed to enter this nation, that belongs to the states as that was NOT expressly assigned to the general government – but the duties involved in citizenship divided. The state decided who could stay in America as it was within a state that they would live, while the general (federal) government determined what was necessary to BECOME a US Citizen. The feds were to assist the states in defending their borders if it was necessary.)

    Clause 10: “To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;”

    Clause 11: “To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;”

    Clause 12: “To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;”

    Clause 13: “To provide and maintain a Navy;”

    Clause 14: “To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;”

    Clause 15: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

    Clause 16: “To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;”

    J. Reuben Clark spoke about the need for a solid support of the Constitution: “God provided that in this land of liberty, our political allegiance shall run not to individuals, that is, to government officials, no matter how great or how small they may be. Under His plan our allegiance and the only allegiance we owe as citizens or denizens of the United States, runs to our inspired Constitution which God himself set up. So runs the oath of office of those who participate in government. A certain loyalty we do owe to the office which a man holds, but even here we owe just by reason of our citizenship, no loyalty to the man himself. In other countries it is to the individual that allegiance runs. This principle of allegiance to the Constitution is basic to our freedom. It is one of the great principles that distinguishes this “land of liberty” from other countries”.

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