August 11, 2003
Here’s his little town.
Here’s the resolution they passed:
Section 1. The City of Tonasket supports all lawful and Constitutional efforts to prevent and investigate terrorist or other criminal acts and prosecute their perpetrators.Symbolic and toothless? Surely. These things take time. Don’t underestimate the potency of symbolic action.
Section 2. The City of Tonasket believes that sufficient Constitutionally acceptable tools existed, prior to the passage of the “USA Patriot Act” or other such restrictive acts, for law enforcement to accomplish their intended lawful purpose.
Section 3. The City of Tonasket believes that any act, enactment, law, or legislation, etc., which dilutes, weakens, or denies the State and/or Federal Constitutionally guaranteed Rights of the Citizen is void from its inception, is unenforceable in our jurisdiction, and should be quashed, repealed or found by a court of jurisdiction to be unconstitutional in part or in full, as appropriate, to protect the Rights and Freedom of the Citizenry.
Section 4. The Tonasket City Council strongly encourages all citizens, organizations, and governmental legislative bodies to study, for understanding, the State and Federal Constitutions and their history, and the Bill of Rights and its history so that they can recognize and resist attempts to undermine our Constitutional republic and the system of government that has brought our civilization so much success.
Section 5. The Tonasket City Council believes it is the duty of every citizen to protect and defend the State and Federal Constitutions from all enemies97foreign and domestic97and to demonstrate outspoken respect for the Rights that have been paid for with the blood and sweat of the American People throughout our history.