CAPR Bills of Serious Concern

CAPR Bills of Concern

February 26, 2023

By Cindy Alia

CAPR has compiled this list of Serious Bills of Concern, we would urge a no vote on this list of bills.

Gun Rights

HB 1240 - 2023-24

Establishing firearms-related safety measures to increase public safety.

Sponsors: Peterson, Senn, Alvarado, Walen, Street, Springer, Simmons, Reeves, Reed, Ormsby, Kloba, Fitzgibbon, Duerr, Doglio, Berry, Bateman, Fey, Davis, Ramel, Bergquist, Fosse, Pollet, Lekanoff, Macri, Gregerson, Santos

This bill is a so called “assault weapons” ban.

Deceit, Harm, and the Loss of Human Values

By Cindy Alia

February 21, 2023

Two more bills that dehumanize and deceive us.  Lets look at what they really want to say.

As discussed in a recent blog, Value Life to Value Property Rights, including abortion as a constitutionally protected natural right goes against the ideal of positive rights creating the foundation of constitutional protections.  It is still urged SJR 8202 is not passed, though it is currently eligible for a vote on the senate floor.  But there are two other bills we must look at to defend our status as human beings worthy of establishing and keeping our liberties.  We must value humanity to value property.

Are You Ready For a Road Usage Charge

February 15, 2023,

Today, a newly filed bill, HB 1832, the Road Usage Charge has reared its inequitable head once again.  This darling of representative Jake Fey, D, chair of the transportation committee, has lingered for far too long in the minds of representatives such as Fey who refuses to see the way this method of taxation will impact citizens unequally.  Hardly noticed by those who find Electric Vehicles affordable, the taxation will fall the hardest on lower income and rural vehicle owners who are already paying for the infrastructure needed and being created for the plug in crowd.   

Grift, Subterfuge, and Lies, No faith in the legislature.

January 29, 2023

Updated April 10, 2023 (with new video from We the Governed)

By Cindy Alia

CAPR has been working the legislature for years trying to promote bills that would rein in legislative madness, promote legislative responsibility to oversee administrative law carried out by state agencies, and to prevent the passing of laws that harm life, liberty, and property of all citizens.  We're done with the idea that trust can be built and legislators will create laws that will be administrated as described, and will honestly be carried out as written. 

Value Life to Value Property Rights

January 25, 2023

By Cindy Alia

Constitutional Abortion, can we value liberty and not value life?

SR 8202, Amending the Constitution to address reproductive freedom is objected to and should not be passed.  It is the opposite of the objectives to our State Constitution which explicitly professes, protects, and expands upon our God Given natural rights.  The words of the constitution expand upon positive rights and provides the citizens of this state with protection of those rights, they do not explicitly condone the taking of innocent lives.  To enter into our constitution a guarantee of the taking of innocent lives is wrong and is in itself unconstitutional. 

Spokane Advancing Tenant’s Rights Ordinance

“Is Big Brother Here in the City of Spokane?”

October 27, 2022

By Steve Corker, VP Landlord Association

            In 1949, an English author George Orwell published a novel warning against totalitarianism.  In the novel the all-seeing leader known as “Big Brother,” becomes a universal symbol for intrusive government and oppressive bureaucracy.

CAPR General Election Ratings

Most of us have received or soon will receive our ballots for the general election.  While the mail in ballot experience is not what many would consider optimal, we face the leap of faith voting experience we survived in 2020.  We do know there have been teams of dedicated people working to make this election more representative of what we believe it should be.  That said your vote is as important as it has ever been and we encourage all to get their completed ballot in.  It is worth noting there is a statewide race of importance, Secretary of State, where CAPR has rated three candidates including the write in candidate Brad Klippert, running against Steve Hobbs, and Julie Anderson.  They have been rated respectively according to their records and actions as related to property rights, with Brad Klippert receiving the highest rating among the three.

CAPR Ratings for 2022 Primary Candidates

By Cindy Alia, July 15, 2022

This posting has been updated on July 27th to reflect CAPR's reconsideration of the rating for Chad Magendanz, which has been upgraded and restored to outstanding.  This consideration resulted from a review of Chad Magendanz and his history of defending property rights, and his strength on CAPR Property Rights Issues.  In addition, Chad's responsiveness to CAPR concerns regarding other foundational bill of rights issues has led us to rate him Outstanding.

You should have gotten your ballot in the mail today!  Please be sure to vote in the Primary Election, the two candidates with the most votes will be listed on the General Election come November!


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