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Respect Washington to Burien's Rescue!

On May 19, 2020 Respect Washington's Petition for Review was distributed to Supreme Court of The United States Justices, to be conferenced by those Justices on Thursday June 4th. Please check status here:

Respect Washington 19-1219 Status at SCOTUS

Respect Washington's 3-year court marathon up to SCOTUS has incurred legal costs, $25K balance due currently.

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History of Respect Washington's Defense of Spokane

In 2017 anti-democrats filed lawsuit to deprive Spokane citizens a hard-won ballot to vote either "Yes" or "No" concerning the look-the-other-way "sanctuary" restraints the Council majority newly slapped upon every non-SPD city employee in October 2014. That's right! from janitor all the way down to council president.

Anti-democrats scored the assignment of a judge who then made grievous errors in law. Those errors have temporarily wounded the natural right of Spokane citizens to "petition Government for a redress of grievances." Most immediately damaging to Spokane voters was judge Julie McKay's August 25, 2017 order that removed Proposition 1 from the November 2017 Spokane ballot. Thereby this judge accommodated the dilatory tactics of the anti-democrats who had delayed their lawsuit until such time that any order to strike Prop. 1 could not have been appealed until after the November 2017 election. Would it not have been more just for judge McKay to restrain her "veto" of citizen vote and allow Constitutional issues sorted out under no tactical time constraint? Rather, the brinksmanship gamble of the anti-democrats was rewarded by McKay. On August 25, 2017 this judge ordered the Spokane County Auditor erase Proposition 1 from a ballot that was designed and ready to print.

Unless McKay's misled judgements are corrected through RW's appeal Spokane voters will be denied their hard-won vote on their Proposition 1. The right to local initiative across Washington State will also remain impaired; the constant quest of anti-democrats. Notably, the City of Spokane mayor David Condon was AWOL in the defense of the Spokane citizen's access to the ballot. The City lifted not a finger to fight for its voters. In fact the City's Response all but invited McKay to strike Prop. 1 off the ballot.

So Respect Washington appealed to resurrect the citizen's natural right. On February 12, 2018 Respect Washington filed Opening Brief on behalf of the aggrieved voters of Spokane. We invite patriots to study.

(Download: Respect Washington Opening Brief)


Respect Washington made oral argument in the Washington State Court of Appeals, Div. III (500 N. Cedar St., Spokane) on October 23, 2018.

Link to WSCA website listening/download: 355284

or from here: WSCA Division III Oral Argument 355284

On January 29, 2019 WSCA affirmed the lower court's injunction of ballot printing.

(Download: WSCA Division III 355284 Opinion)

On February 28, 2019 Respect Washington petitioned appeal to Washington State Supreme Court.

(Download Here: WSSC Petition for Review)

On July 10, 2019 the Washington State Surpreme Court denied review.

On October 8, 2019 Respect Washington petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States for review of Washington State Supreme Court.

(Download Here: SCOTUS Petition for Review)

On December 6, 2019 Respect Washington's Petition for Review was scheduled to be conferenced by Justices. Check status here:

Respect Washington 19-474 Status at SCOTUS

Respect Washington's 3-year court marathon (both Spokane Prop. 1 and Burien Prop. 1 has incurred legal costs, $25K balance due currently.

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On December 9, 2019 SCOTUS included petition No. 19-474 among 198 petitions denied review. Thus, without ruling on the merits of Respect Washington's defense of citizen vote, SCOTUS did not to time to restore Spokane Prop. 1 to its earned place on the City of Spokane ballot. Now we focus on other weapons to defend our Constitution. The public record of "Spokane Prop. 1" now exists for all time to inform future courts - perhaps the Washington State Supreme Court now weighing RW's "Burien Prop. 1" petition. Yes, your continuing investment will fuel defense of the First Amendment and against the judicial "veto's" of local initiatives inside Washington State and nationwide. Thank you. Please invest in future justice!

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Citizens of City of Spokane will surely be saddened to also learn how the former City of Spokane mayor David Condon layed down in the face of another attack on taxpayers by Open Borders anti-democrats. In 2017 not only did mayor Condon fail to mount a defense of the citizen's right to vote Prop. 1, but he failed to mount a defense of the Spokane Police Department officer who lawfully cooperated with federal authorities in 2014 (during which time the mayor's Police Department was hatching Spokane's "sanctuary" law with the now-failed mayoral candidate "B.S.") In August 2017 the detained illegal alien and Open Borders attorneys sued the City of Spokane. In February 2018 mayor Condon filed his "No Contest" brief on behalf of the Spokane taxpayer against this $49,000 "stick-up" by attorneys who vocationally exploit illegal aliens. Rather than fight, mayor Condon negotiated a behind-closed-doors transfer of $30,000 Spokane taxpayer dollars to the illegal alien Gabriel Gomez Maciel and another $19,000 to Maciel's attorneys. The U.S. District Court for Eastern Washington documents are available below for download.

***Please note the settlement also mandated a revision of Spokane Police Department's policy to one that discourages Spokane PD from detaining illegal aliens for assessment by federal authorities***


(Download Here: Gomez v Spokane Complaint)

(Download Here: Gomez v Spokane Joint Status)

(Download Here: Gomez V. Spokane Settlement news report )


Therein, dear citizen, we observe how Spokane's sanctuary politicians have transformed the Spokane taxpayer into a ATM for illegal aliens and their parasites.


Respect Washington to Burien's Rescue

Burien, you did it!

Yes, 3643+ citizens of Burien, Washington blessed every fellow voter of Burien with a Nov. 7, 2017 General Election ballot vote to rescue Burien from "sanctuary" lawlessness. As in Spokane, anti-democrats filed a hasty lawsuit just prior to the printing of Burien ballots and was assigned a sympathetic judge who accommodated a rare preelection review to essentially killed a lawful and valid Burien Proposition 1.


Most but not all of the 3643+ signers wished to repeal Ordinance 651 passed by a slim one-vote majority of grandstanding councilmembers (Tosta, Berkowitz, Bell, Armstrong). Some signed simply to reclaim their legislative authority over this controversial matter.

In the middle of the signature drive one of Obama's DACA illegals brutally crushed the face of a 19-year old before he raped her unconscious body. Though this rape occured on June 25th, the brutality of this crime was not reported in the local press until KOMO Ch 4 reported it on July 26th:

Obama's DACA rapist 

Even then no mention was made of Salvador Diaz-Garcia's immigration status because the political leadership of the Burien Police/King County Sheriff (the now- fired John Urquhart)/King County Jail forbid such investigation and even shields immigration status information from the public once it has become known. The King County Jail no longer lists an ICE detainer as an additional "charge" in the inmate registry. Take a look!

To this very day King County Executive Dow Constantine conceals from the public that Diaz-Garcia is under ICE Detainer, or even charged with Rape.

Dow Constantine's Jail Inmate Lookup Service

(search "Diaz-Garcia" in Last Name search box)

From King County Executive, Dow Constantine:

“I am disappointed but not surprised that the petitioners in Burien have reached their goal of forcing action by the city council, considering the toxic environment the Trump Administration has fostered toward immigrants. These are not King County values. We are welcoming. We believe that all belong here, that all must have the opportunity to contribute to their community and fulfill their potential. Immigrants are invaluable to our economic and cultural vitality. I encourage all Burien residents to reject this mean-spirited effort to divide our communities.”


It was not until Fox News performed a public service of researching immigration status through ICE that we, the public, came to know on August 2nd what the now dumped Sheriff Urquhart refused to investigate (7/31/17: "I have no reason to") and what How-Now-Dow hides from the public to this very day!

Fox News Burien DACA rapist 

And, shazzam! criminal alien Diaz-Garcia's crime was NOT reported to police by his family members made comfy cozy by Burien's "sanctuary" policy. No, Diaz-Garcia's family did not report this violent rapist. No, this brutal assault was reported to police by the victim's distraught mother.

(Download: Diaz-Garcia Rape Charge)

(Download: Diaz-Garcia Child Molestation Charge)

Burien "Sanctuarians" have been completely silent about their new mascot "Diaz-Garcia." It is only this rape victim's problem. How now Dow? How now Nancy Tosta? What have we heard? "Crickets!"

And yet, Diaz-Garcia will soon join hundreds of Deporation-Ordered or ICE Detainer sex crime felons who Washington State taxpayers now pay to incarcerate. All because Dow Constantine and Nancy Tosta conspire to build a political base in Burien and King County illegal aliens and their social service providers! As of 2014, 220 illegal alien state prison inmates were serving sentences for either "Rape of Child" or "Child Molestation." (Tragic to observe, but most victims are latino children and latino women.)

Washington State Dept. of Corrections Illegal Alien Population - 2014

(Download Chart: DoC Illegal Alien Population - 2014)


For more evidence that illegal aliens have inflicted huge damage to the peace and dignity of our nation, please refer to the recent quarterly report from Dept. of Justice which documents 42,034 "foreign born" of 187,855 in the federal Bureau of Prisons population (22.3%).

Download DoJ Report: BoP To-Be-Deported Population - June 2017

And View: TV News Report

Specific to Burien, it is impossible for voters to know which crimes were committed by illegal aliens BECAUSE Tosta-Berkowitz-Bell-Armstrong voted for ORD 651, and before them Dow Constantine signed into law the same "sanctuary" policy for King County Sheriff and King County Jail. What we know is that crime in Burien has increased over the years Burien has been flooded with services for illegal aliens:

Illegal Alien Legal Assistance: Colectiva Legal del Pueblo (whose executive director Sandy Restrepo serves on the Prop. 1 "CON" committee and mother of Burien Councilmember Pedro Olguin children)

Schools and Taxpayer are exploited by Illegal Alien Parents: Highline School District

Healthcare for Illegal Aliens: Sea Mar Medical Clinic, Sea Mar Dental Clinic

(Download: Burien Crime Data - 2016)

(Also download directly from Burien City Council Agenda Packet dtd 4/24/17: http://www.burienwa.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_04242017-336


Respect Washington to Burien's Rescue

As occured in Spokane, illegal alien support organizations filed lawsuit at the last minute which was assigned a King County Superior Court judge who favored illegal aliens over the First Amendment right of citizens to petition their government. While Prop. 1 was the first ever sufficient petition in the City of Burien and also referred to the ballot by the Burien Council, this citizen's question to either repeal or leave untouched Burien's "sanctuary" ordinance was removed from Burien's ballot by judge Elizabeth Berns. Respect Washington has appealed for reversal of Berns' wrongful decision. Please consider mailing your donation to support the legal advocacy that will be necessary to revive Burien Prop. 1 to the people's ballot (approx. $20K). Please know that Respect Washington does not pay staff salaries. All donations a dedicated toward expenses.

Thank you.

eMail to: info [at] respectwashington [dot] us

Phone: (206) 935–3505

Mail: Respect Washington

PO Box 66634

Burien, WA  98166



COMING in 2020!

The Statewide "Respect for Law" Citizens Initiative Petition


Because Terrorist Shooter Arcan Cetin (Burlington Mall assassin) would have been halted from registering to vote

and also voting AGAINST YOU in 2014, 2015 and 2016 if "Respect for Law" was law back in 2014 when

that sicko registered to vote without needing to show proof of U.S. citizenship


Also coming soon:


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Why did you visit our website today?


Why?•   Because, as a worker, you want your job back and wages restored!
        •   Because, as an employer, you are "done" with underbids by your dirty competitors who knowingly hire illegal aliens (whom E-verify will expose).
 •   Because you want your tax dollars back! Or at least an itemized receipt from your legislators who have lavished $2.7 Billion annually upon illegal aliens and their profiteer employers and politician patrons. Subsidies now go to that class of political patrons and public sector takers who justify their employments by craming the maximum number of illegal aliens into schools at "free and reduced" lunch status to trigger federal grant dollars. Likewise, DES Worksource provides job placement of illegals on the taxpayer's dime. And hundreds of taxpayer-funded attorneys defend and translate for illegal alien criminals crowding our courts and jails. Of course, the dollar cost of crime committed by illegals is nothing compared to lives lost and families devastated.
       •   Because you want your Social Security Number defended against human traffickers who sell your SSN and other fraudulent ID to illegal aliens.

Because you know it a crime for illegal aliens and non-citizens to registered to vote and to vote. And because you believe it dishonest for illegal aliens to be counted in the U.S. Census, as they now are. Which diverts federal dollars away from Americans and distorts election district boundaries in favor of illegals and corrupt politicians who help plant them in their "plantations" with sanctuary laws and who look out for their own business interests... including those of their donors.

        •   Because you believe it a crime for illegal aliens to misrepresent that they legally abide in Washington State when they apply for a driver license! Because corrupt legislators and Governor Gregoire-Inslee refused to correct this travesty.
     •   Because you believe that every voter should show proof of U.S. citizenship upon voter registration in a state where all-mail elections cannot control non-citizens voting once they have established a registration. And because and every candidate - including those for U.S. president - must humble themselves to prove the same when filing for the ballot. What kind of American is ashamed to prove his citizenship?
       •   Because you want your COUNTRY back!

This cause is in need of your donation today!  Please visit our donation page to contribute by personal check or credit card.  Contributions in any amount are appreciated and will help cover our future costs of printing, mailing, and perhaps signature gathering.

About "Respect for Law" legislation

If passed in November to be enacted into law, "Respect for Law" will provide the following protections to minimize both deliberate and unwitting employment of illegal aliens, minimize taxpayer-funded services never intended for illegal aliens, and minimize the political exploitation of human trafficking victims.  This legislation will help defend our communities from criminals unlawfully inside the U.S.  Five major provisions of "Respect for Law" will:  
1.  Restore the right of police and other public employees to communicate with Federal immigration authorities, despite "sanctuary" policies.  Sanctuary policies prohibit law enforcement officers and other public servants from reporting lawlessness and fraud committed by illegal aliens daily.  "Respect for Law" will restore the ability of law enforcement officers to fight the gangs, drug running, and human trafficking that are now destroying once–peaceful communities throughout our state. 
2.  Require employers (both public and private) to hire only legal residents of the U.S. and to ensure legal residency by using E–Verify.  Over 404,000 U.S. employers—like Boeing and Costco—have enrolled in E-verify.  to protect themselves from fraudulent identification documents.  E–verify is not an added burden to employers:  since the "Simpson-Mazzoli" amnesty act of 1986 (granted amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens) employers have been required to collect this same information on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Form I-9.  Every illegal alien on a payroll today has stolen a Social Security number!  This must be stopped! 
3.  Requires governments to verify lawful presence through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program (similar to E-verify) prior to administering taxpayer–funded benefits.
4.  Requires the Washington State Department of Licensing to verify lawful presence through SAVE prior to licensing drivers.  Oregon's governor issued an executive order in 2007, requiring license applicants to prove they are here legally, but Washington continues to abet lawlessness by issuing driver's licenses to illegal aliens.  This creates the potential for massive election fraud, since only a driver's license number is needed for online voter registration in Washington State.  Governor Inslee could halt this practice today by executive order, but he refuses.  So it is up to us!
5.  Mandate courts to inform the Washington Secretary of State of potential jurors summoned who swore ineligibility due to non–U.S. citizenship.  The Secretary of State will then verify that these individuals are not registered to vote.  For example, between 2008 and 2010, 238 people summoned for jury duty in Douglas County were excused due to claims of non–U.S. Citizenship.  Of these 238 non–citizens, 7 were registered to vote! 
6.  Requires proof of U.S. citizenship for voter registration and candidate filings, including proof of "natural born" citizenship for ballot listing of presidential candidates.

"Respect for Law" legislation costs little or nothing and will save tax dollars

Implementation of "Respect for Law" will reduce the estimated $2.7 Billion tax burden that subsidizes an underground economy and supports some 400,000 illegal aliens and family now residing in Washington State.  
 •   Respect Washington legislation will require no tax increases levied on Washington citizens:  no new income tax and no increase to business and occupation tax, sales tax, or property tax.
 •   Evasion of Federal income tax will be prevented; jobs now taken by illegal aliens using stolen or falsified Social Security numbers (i.e. every illegal alien on payroll!) will be returned to citizens who actually pay taxes, returning lost revenue to the Federal government. Earned Income Tax Credit fraud by illegals will be reduced.

A "Must Read": The Social Contract's EITC Fraud Report 

 •   State and local governments will be required to verify eligibility for public benefits using the SAVE program.  This program is used by 42 other states to combat fraudulent application for driver licenses.
 •   Verification systems to help enforce this legislation are already in place. E-verify is now funded by all U.S. taxpayers. SAVE is now funded by U.S. taxpayers and user fees - which will be negligible to state agencies compared to the millions of dollars they will save from fraud.

 •   "Respect for Law" legislation will protect legal immigrants.  Illegal aliens exploit legal residents of their same ethnic group with demands for harboring.  There are many cases of illegal aliens killing and child raping legal immigrants of their own ethnic group. Illegal aliens also often steal the identities of legal residents of their same ethnic group. The crush of illegal aliens prevents any productive discussion of immigration policy change. 
 •   "Respect for Law" legislation will NOT restrict access to emergency medical, food, or shelter assistance, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.  Emergency medical assistance—including maternal and neonatal care—are mandated by federal law. Until justice is visited upon the U.S. 14th Amendment to prevent "anchor baby" scamming, exploitation of the taxpayer can only be reduced via reduction in the overall number of illegal aliens residing in Washington State. "Respect for Law" will eliminate what lures illegal aliens to Washington State. 
All political power is inherent in the people...
The first power reserved by the people is the initiative.
—Washington State Constitution 
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