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    Am I grasping at something here?

    Please tell me I'm grasping at something and/or just becoming paranoid.

    So I was looking at the legislative calendar trying to find out if anything would be going on in Olympia for the 19th, since it is a Saturday, and out of curiosity I ended up looking at the latest list of bills introduced in the house. Link is the 3rd one from the bottom in the right hand column on this page: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/

    Or alternatively, here is the PDF it linked me to: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/bil...202013-001.pdf


    Contained in that PDF among the others is HB 1062 By Representatives Fitzgibbon, Pedersen, Carlyle and Pollet "Removing provisions relating to subversive activities."


    Here is the page on HB 1062: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summ...2013&bill=1062

    The bill would, if I understand correctly, amend RCW 35A.42.020 and strike out the reference to RCW 9.81.040 as being grounds for impeachment and/or removal of office. 9.81.040 doesn't seem to say much outright, but it refers to RCW 9.81.030 and RCW 9.81.020 as being the catalysts for meeting the conditions of 9.81.040.

    So would this mean that if an elected official violated RCW 9.81.020 (subverted the Constitution of the United States, or supported any organization in doing so) it would no longer be an impeachable offense?


    Please tell me I'm just paranoid or clueless..
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    Interesting.

    Not paranoid. All these small steps ad up to ........

    What you wanna bet a bill like this would be passed by both the so called "sides of the aisle" of course with a different rationalization.
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    I was re-reading HB 1062 and noticed on my 2nd pass through that it would outright repeal RCW Title 9.81 (Subversive Activities). So, it would become legal under WA state law subvert, or attempt to subvert, the constitutional form of government of the United States and/or WA state?


    Quote Originally Posted by HB1062
    1 AN ACT Relating to subversive activities; amending RCW 35A.42.020;
    2 and repealing RCW 9.81.010, 9.81.020, 9.81.030, 9.81.040, 9.81.050,
    3 9.81.060, 9.81.070, 9.81.080, 9.81.082, 9.81.083, 9.81.090, 9.81.110,
    4 and 9.81.120.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrayedString View Post
    ...So would this mean that if an elected official violated RCW 9.81.020 (subverted the Constitution of the United States, or supported any organization in doing so) it would no longer be an impeachable offense?


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    Am I grasping at something here?

    Quote Originally Posted by FrayedString View Post
    I was re-reading HB 1062 and noticed on my 2nd pass through that it would outright repeal RCW Title 9.81 (Subversive Activities). So, it would become legal under WA state law subvert, or attempt to subvert, the constitutional form of government of the United States and/or WA state?
    So wouldn't introducing this bill violate the existing law. We should act now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tombrewster421 View Post
    So wouldn't introducing this bill violate the existing law. We should act now.

    I've already written my representatives!

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