Patriot Action Network

Standing against big government and for the people!

James D Rutz
  • Male
  • Aberdeen, WA
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter

James D Rutz's Friends

  • Stephen Guy Hardin
  • David "DJ" Fisher
  • John Ringer
  • William Mcdonald
  • John Hammell
  • drjohnso
  • Debra Goodwin
  • Rev..Dr.Darrell Lowe
  • Jay Harris
  • Sam M
  • Tom Holthaus
  • Jim Vaughn
  • Jason
  • Philip Bitar
  • EvidentlyNot

James D Rutz's Discussions

Gifts Received

Gift

James D Rutz has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

James D Rutz's Page

Latest Activity

Jeanna Green joined James D Rutz's group
Thumbnail

Washington State Patriots

We are a group of Washington State residents dedicated to the sovereignty of our State and Country.See More
Mar 6
Terry Lee Arnold joined James D Rutz's group
Thumbnail

Washington State Patriots

We are a group of Washington State residents dedicated to the sovereignty of our State and Country.See More
Nov 16, 2013
Jack Coleman joined James D Rutz's group
Thumbnail

Washington State Patriots

We are a group of Washington State residents dedicated to the sovereignty of our State and Country.See More
Oct 27, 2013
Mary joined James D Rutz's group
Thumbnail

Washington State Patriots

We are a group of Washington State residents dedicated to the sovereignty of our State and Country.See More
Oct 23, 2013
Doc Liberty joined James D Rutz's group
Thumbnail

Washington State Patriots

We are a group of Washington State residents dedicated to the sovereignty of our State and Country.See More
Oct 9, 2013
Ryan Neal commented on James D Rutz's group Washington State Patriots
"Hi everyone. Mason county resident here, plz feel free to send me a friends request. I want to get active in resisting the craziness happening right now."
Sep 10, 2013
Ryan Neal joined James D Rutz's group
Thumbnail

Washington State Patriots

We are a group of Washington State residents dedicated to the sovereignty of our State and Country.See More
Sep 10, 2013
paladin10 joined James D Rutz's group
Thumbnail

Washington State Patriots

We are a group of Washington State residents dedicated to the sovereignty of our State and Country.See More
Feb 17, 2013

Profile Information

What issues concern you the most? (Please check all that apply)
Illegal Alien Amnesty & Open Borders, Globalism, Socialism, Tax Increases, Climate Alarmism, Judicial Activism, Universal Healthcare, Social Liberalism
My biggest concern about the current administration, congress, country, and or the leftist agenda is?
Lack of proven leadership ability and the OLD YELLOW DOG mentality that got him elected.
I affirm that Patriot Action Network is for principled, patriotic activism opposing the leftist ideology and agenda and is not a forum for personal attacks, lewd or profane language, or militancy (inciting violence) against Barack Obama, members of Congress, members of this forum, or others. Inciting violence, a call to arms, flame baiting, and trolling are reason for denial of membership and or banishment from the site. Furthermore, this is a private forum and the owners of this site set the policies and have moderators and admins to enforce said policies. As such, I accept the No Tolerance Policy and the Terms of Service of Patriot Action Network (former ResistNet). I understand that such postings will be removed and members responsible will be banned without further notice. I will report such postings to the site administrators.
I affirm and agree to the policy

Important News

I am resigning as the Washington State Patriots Director. I have been the Director for a year now and it is time for some others to step up to the plate and help our state move in a direction that conservatives across our state can be proud of.

James D Rutz's Blog

Be Careful What You Wish For

I know that we have all heard this old saying. However, here is some thing that everyone should be aware of. We have all heard that our government is considering major overhauling the Health Care System. Many people are hoping that a single payer type system be mandated; that their dream of governmental supervision and coverage will come true.



Some major pitfalls come with this type of system that we should all be aware of. One of the major pitfalls is the cold and impersonal… Continue

Posted on May 13, 2009 at 1:08pm — 3 Comments

Interesting Similarities in History

There are some interesting similarities in what is going on here in American and a change of government in another rather famous country. This change in government styles interestingly are even very closely named, creating a new society is not an uncommon goal or name after all. Barack Obama campaigned on “Fighting Poverty and Creating a Bridge to the Middle Class” ,http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/issues/FactSheetPoverty.pdf , and Lenin charged that there needed to be the "Creation of a New… Continue

Posted on April 25, 2009 at 9:03pm — 2 Comments

American Citizens Deserve An Honest Answer

There are some things the American People deserve to know: Who authorized the Right Wing Extremist Assessment that we all have heard so much about lately? Who authorized the realize of this assessment and who actually sent it out? Which Director, Supervisor, or Manager in the FBI authorized the FBI to spy on the Tea Party movement and the individuals who coordinated it? Which judge approved of the wire tapping, email tapping and other types of surveillance on our citizens for the… Continue

Posted on April 21, 2009 at 2:08pm — 2 Comments

CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN

Millions of children could be feed for one month (5.3 million in fact) on the amount of money that is being spent on Obama's massive inauguration celebrations. Yes, 5.3 million children. That is quite a bit of money, 150 million dollars is what will probably be spent on all the festivities that will be going on in “Celebration” of the 'Historic” Obama election.



The Save The Children Fund which sponsors a child for $28 a month could feed, help cloth, and provide some medical attention… Continue

Posted on January 19, 2009 at 2:32pm — 3 Comments

Comment Wall (78 comments)

You need to be a member of Patriot Action Network to add comments!

Join Patriot Action Network

At 1:21pm on June 9, 2010, John Riley Smith said…
James,

It's the last quarter of the game and only 10 seconds remain on the clock.. Will you pledge your support for this true Constitutional Candidate for congress right now by making a donation and put the game into overtime. It’s crunch time folks and we need candidates like this winning America back for us, but he needs your support today!

In Washington State the Candidate David W. Hedrick is running a 100% grass roots campaign. The other Candidates are being supported by Unions, Lobbyists and Special Interests.

There have been (3) Candidate forums and as clear as can be David W. Hedrick came out on top. In fact the other candidates had to agree with David on the issues because of the way the crowd reacted to his answers.

Today and Tomorrow are the days to donate, and donate the maximum you can afford to. If your broke, or having trouble like many Americans making ends meet, that's ok. If you believe in God like he does, say a prayer tonight for him, as this is a true life David vs. Goliath story in the making.

Watch his videos, become inspired and let people know we need to get this Candidate past this hurdle and get America back on a winning course.

You can donate at: www.David4Congress.com

Here are the links to his videos.

How Candidates fund their campaigns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xmktYQfIb0

Town Hall Video Link (over 1 million views)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rRE5UK6NQU

David Hedrick YouTube Channel (His 3 Personal videos)

http://www.youtube.com/user/HedrickDavid

David W. Hedrick Videos Channel ( A supporter put these on Youtube )

http://www.youtube.com/user/DAVIDWHEDRICKVIDEOS

Thank you and God Bless America.

Sincerely,

John R Smith,
Tea Party Patriot
At 5:46pm on May 19, 2010, GIT-R-DONE said…
Guardians of the Free Republics - Restore America Plan


AmericanDreamPreservation.com
http://americandreampreservation.com
At 6:14pm on March 27, 2010, Jim Vaughn said…
Dear James,

Here is the revised recall petition that will be filed on Monday. Since there is a 2000 word limit it has been broken down into various comments. As you can see it is significantly different from the first version. There has been a significant learning curve on my part. Will read later for typos and grammer etc. I find that I often times cannot see my mistakes at first glance. I read what I am thinking rather than what I meant to say. Please review and let me know if you see anything that needs change.

Thanks

Jim

To: The Honorable Sam Reed, Washington State Secretary of State

We, Washington State Voters, contend that Christine Gregorie has committed misfeasance or malfeasance in office, and/or has violated her oath of office and that these acts generally took place between July of 2005 and February 2010. The charges are set forth below.

Problems regarding the right of recall to the electorate.
The revision of RCW 29.82 in 1984 basically stripped the right of Recall from the residents of the state of Washington. The primary concern is to prevent the judicial arm of government from usurping this power of the electorate, namely, to recall those they put in office.
The argument begins with Mr. Michael L. Cohen, Recall in Washington: A Time for Reform Washington Law Review Vol.50.29, 1974. In part, he states:
• Recall is the electoral process by which an elected officer is removed before the expiration of the term of office. All but 10 states provide for the recall of public officers, but Washington is the only state whose constitution provides that recall by the electorate must be for cause.
At 6:11pm on March 27, 2010, Jim Vaughn said…
• The court has limited the scope of judicial review in recall cases to a facial examination of the recall charges to determine whether the charges state sufficient cause for recall. The Supreme Court has consistently refused to consider the truth of the charges, or the motives of the petitioners which prompt the recall of elective officers.
Presently, RCW 29.82.023 states that ".... the superior court shall have conducted a hearing on and shall have determined without cost to any party, (1) whether or not the acts stated in the charge satisfy the criteria for which a recall petition may be filed, and (2) the adequacy of the ballot synopsis."
A SHORT HISTORY
From 1912 through 1984, Washington residents had gradually emboldened themselves to remove their elected officers at will, even for disagreements on issues of public policy. Elected officials, especially Mayors and members of City Councils, had been the principle targets of recalls - as they are now - charged from using poor judgment to being incompetent yet, under the law, neither a recallable offense. In 1984, in its attempt to reestablish the provision of the Constitution, the Washington State legislature revised the language of the statute. They wanted to reassure elected officials they could be removed "for cause" only – and, only if the charge could be shown to be an act or acts of misfeasance, malfeasance or a violation of the oath of office. The 1984 amendment, however, was written so broadly that the legislature essentially allowed the court to extend its jurisdiction over the issue of recalls over and beyond the authority that had originally been delegated to it by the Constitution
At 6:10pm on March 27, 2010, Jim Vaughn said…
PROBLEM
In today’s environment, an elected officer can excuse an improper or unlawful act by simply declaring the act was conducted in the public interest and performed "honestly, faithfully, and to the best of one’s ability". This broad language has legitimized unlawful, unethical, and improper conduct by elected officials.
The main problem exists solely because both the court and the "Preparer of the Ballot Synopsis" act as "gatekeepers. The problem is further exacerbated, however, since RCW 29.82 presently allows both the person whose recall is being demanded and the person or persons filing charges to unilaterally decide to appear with or without counsel before the court.
In assuming its responsibility under this amendment, the legal arm of government is responsible to assure that both parties understand the nature and limit of the charge or charges which can be debated before the people.
First, consider the existing sequence of events called for in the recall process:
1. The person or persons must prepare and file written charges against the elected official whose recall is being demanded.
2. The charges are submitted to the Records and Elections Office which certifies it to be correct as to substance and form, according to law.
3. The Records and Elections Office then submits the charges to the county’s Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.
4. The "Preparer of the Ballot Synopsis", and the ballot synopsis are determined by RCW 29.82.021. The Preparer then submits the synopsis to the Superior Court.
5. The Superior Court of Washington then determines the legal and factual sufficiencies of the recall charges. This must be accomplished without making any judgments of the charges themselves.
6. In event of an appeal, the Washington State Supreme Court reviews the case on an expedited basis
At 6:10pm on March 27, 2010, Jim Vaughn said…
The citizen has essentially been elbowed out of the recall process by the legal influence, since, before all else, a recall charge must be both "legally and factually sufficient". That is, in order to "satisfy the criteria" of RCW 29.82.023, the petitioner must convince the court that not only have all the legal requirements been met but that there is a legitimate "cause" for a recall. In other words, the court must first determine whether a violation actually exists. Yet, under RCW 29.82.023, the Legislature mandates that "the court shall not consider the truth of the charges, but only their sufficiency" – both legal and factual. It appears the legislative and judicial levels of government in the state of Washington have placed the petitioner seeking a recall in a "Catch 22" situation.
Yet, citing authority under the provisions of section 33 and 34 of Article 1 of the Washington State Constitution, the legislature and court maintain the following:
RECALL OF ELECTIVE OFFICERS. Every elective public officer of the state of Washington expect [except] judges of courts of record is subject to recall and discharge by the legal voters of the state, or of the political subdivision of the state, from which he was elected whenever a petition demanding his recall, reciting that such officer has committed some act or acts of malfeasance or misfeasance while in office, or who has violated his oath of office, stating the matters complained of, …. (emphasis added)
At 6:10pm on March 27, 2010, Jim Vaughn said…
It is within this framework then, that any petitioner filing charges today has to assume the "criteria" to be clear, acceptable, and "do-able" then start with the following concepts and definitions.
1. Legally sufficient for purposes of a recall petition means that an elected official cannot be recalled for appropriately exercising the discretion granted him or her by law: to be legally sufficient, the petition must state with specificity substantial conduct clearly amounting to misfeasance, malfeasance or violation of the oath of office. Matter of Recall of Teaford (1985) 104 W2d 580, 707 P2d 1327. (emphasis added)
2. Factually sufficient for a recall petition means that although the charges may contain some conclusions, taken as a whole they do state sufficient facts to identify to the electors and to the official being recalled acts or failures to act which without justification would constitute a prima facie showing of misfeasance, malfeasance, or a violation of the oath of office. Matter of Teaford (1985) 104 W2d 580, 707 P2d 1327. (emphasis added)
Despite the constitutional requirement that the recall of an elected official be based on malfeasance and misfeasance, it has only been within the past thirty-five years or so have the people been told, by the high court, what the terms mean -- legally. What they had to say started with the following:
There is no constitutional or statutory definition of the words malfeasance or misfeasance.
Skidmore v Fuller (1962) 59 W2d 818, 370 P2d 975.
At 6:09pm on March 27, 2010, Jim Vaughn said…
Subsequently, the legislature took action and corrected the oversight. Today, RCW 29.82 .010 defines the following for the purpose of this chapter as:
1. "Misfeasance" or "malfeasance" in office means any wrongful conduct that affects, interrupts, or interferes with the performance of official duty;
(a) Additionally, "misfeasance" in office means the performance of a duty in an improper way; and
(b) Additionally, "malfeasance" in office means the commission of an unlawful act.
2. "Violation of the oath of office" means the willful neglect or failure by an elective public officer to perform faithfully a duty imposed by law.
Unfortunately, because the definitions in the statute were so broadly defined, the court also relies on the following interpretations:
1. Misfeasance and malfeasance include any wrongful conduct that affects the performance of an official duty or is clearly inappropriate or not in the best interests of the body or constituency the officer represents, with misfeasance relating to unlawful official acts improperly done and malfeasance relating to the doing of official acts which are unlawful.. Boccek v Bayley (1973) 81 W2d 831, 505 P2d 814.
2. An oath of office is violated by failure to perform duties of office honestly, faithfully, and to the best of one’s ability. Boccek v Bayley (1973) 81 W2d 831, 505 P2d 814.
At 6:08pm on March 27, 2010, Jim Vaughn said…
SOLUTION
At this time, it calls for a review of what Mr. Cohen had to say:
"…The court has limited the scope of judicial review in recall cases to a facial examination of the recall charges to determine whether the charges state sufficient cause for recall. The supreme court has consistently refused to consider the truth of the charges, or the motives of the petitioners which prompt the recall of elective officers."
In other words, it appears the only purpose of the court is to certify that charges are not frivolous and that all the "i’s" are dotted and "t’s" crossed.
The first step in resolving the problem is to redefine the terms "Malfeasance" and "Misfeasance" and the expression "Oath of Office".
RCW 29.82.010 certainly appears to be clear enough to the layperson: Summarized, it states that: (1) the petitioner must establish valid charges of the act or acts of misfeasance, or the act or acts of malfeasance, or the violation of the oath of office, and (2) write the charges of the one being charged so they are understandable, and finally, (3) make the case to the people during a recall campaign.
CONCLUSION
At 6:08pm on March 27, 2010, Jim Vaughn said…
To retain the principle of preventing frivolous cases from being brought against elected officials, while restoring the right of the people to utilize the right of Recall without undue interference by the court. Elected officials have to be held accountable. It is not reasonable to excuse away or shield elected officials from recall by allowing any type of "wrongful" conduct by an elected official, merely because a plea can be made that the action was carried out "honestly, faithfully, and to the best of one’s ability". Although used in the Oath of Office, the affirmation can only be categorized as subjective and vague.
The decision by the people to call for an accounting from their representatives belongs to them. It cannot be decided in favor of an elected official, such as in a "Motion to Dismiss" or some such other procedural, legal technicality handed from the court.
Even good intentions by public officials can and do result in gross mismanagement of the public’s trust, funds, and assets. If it can be established by the court that recall charges are not frivolous, then it is the people’s right to determine the political fate of that official.
1. The proper venue for a recall of an elected official is the political arena – not the judicial.
2. The final decision belongs to the people – not the courts.

Charge 1. Violations of state law and apparent willful negligence on the part of Governor Gregoire are a primary cause of the state’s deficit. State law prohibits running a cash deficit in any state fund and requires the governor to make immediate across the board cuts to eliminate the shortfall as soon as she is made aware of a projected or actual cash deficit.

WordPress

 
 
 



Blog Posts

nObama caught in the act

Posted by Rudy on July 22, 2014 at 7:00pm

Tuesday Afternoon Extra

Posted by Rudy on July 22, 2014 at 1:00pm

“Go ahead, punk, make my day.”

Posted by MOTUS on July 22, 2014 at 7:27am — 2 Comments

Tuesday Morning Edition

Posted by Rudy on July 22, 2014 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

Potbelly pigs

Posted by Richard Stimac on July 21, 2014 at 9:41pm

Take Back the GOP!





Badge

Loading…

© 2014   Created by Grassfire Nation.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service