This writer received information via email from a fellow county resident, that at a meeting beginning at 9am, tomorrow July 16, 2013, the Wright County Board of Commissioners will vote to change the structure of Wright County Government. This writer has vigorously tried to get confirmation of information about this vote both last Friday and today.
No Elected County Officials nor higher level government apparatchiks could be reached for comment. The county personnel in charge of the agenda would only say that further discussion about the matter would occur at said meeting.
How is it that a resident's zoning variance requires a public hearing but a change in Wright County governance structure does not?
Further, this writer is unable to get copies of exactly what changes are being proposed. It is as though we are living under the Communist regime of the Former USSR.
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This writer and other Wright County residents urge fellow Wright County residents to call their county commissioners and attend this meeting if at all possible. (Contact info below)
The covertness that has been used to advance this proposal suggests that this county governance restructuring is not in the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE.
This writer and Wright County resident as quickly reminds all County Board Commissioners that 4 of the 5 Commissioners were replaced in the last election. This major change in the composition of the Board should signal to all Commissioners their unhappiness with the previous status quo.
WE THE PEOPLE don't want another layer of unaccountability added to our government.
From the email this writer received:
"to transform the County Coordinator position into a County Administrator. The net effect of this change will be to shift some administrative decision making power out of the hands of the elected county commissioners to an unelected county bureaucrat ( the new County Administrator position )".
This writer believes that this quote by one of the Country's Founders best explains his consternation and concern:
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." James Madison
As all of this writer's regular readers know, the former County Coordinator, King Dick Norman, prevented this writer from getting the major portion of Wright County Government finances that this writer requested, since 2009.
Wright County MN Massive Financial Cover up Continues 2 http://t.co/UgY5tSARSO
All of the County government finances are supposed to be a matter of public record, yet 4 years later, this writer still does not have most of the data he requested and none of what he has received is in a usable form. (This writer intended to post all the data he received from county on the internet, so all Wright County MN residents could audit the books.)
This writer alleges that the former King Dick Norman and the previous County Board Commissioners did retaliate against him by raising his property taxes, denying him services and harassing him in other ways. This writer quickly reminds the current Wright County Board Commissioners that these punishments and reprisals violate this writer's Natural Law and First Amendment Right to Petition the Government for Redress of Grievances without fear of reprisal or punishment. By its punishments and reprisals upon this writer at the direction of the former King Dick and the previous County Board, they have exposed Wright County to enormous lawsuits for actual and punitive damages by this writer. (Perhaps the County should start withholding 25% of King Dick Norman's retirement payments in anticipation of large actual and punitive damage loss payouts it may soon be paying as a result of King Dick's unlawful and unconstitutional actions?)
This writer's regular readers will recall this writer's efforts to have legislation passed to require all Minnesota Municipalities to post their budgets and actual spending and revenues on the internet in layman's terms with not aggregates greater than $100. Wisconsin has bested this suggestion by voting to and implementing the posting of almost its entire State Checkbook register on the internet.
Fiscal TAR success! Wisconsin gives citizens internet access to its checkbook http://t.co/vF7mHbS0TT
Now every Wisconsin resident can audit the books of the state. Is it too much to ask Wright County MN do the same in light of the 4 year of obstacles, hoop jumping and delay?
Back on point, the purpose in pointing out the trespasses of the former King Dick and the previous County Board is to demonstrate the County Coordinator already has too much power. Giving that position even more power is a recipe for tyranny and disaster.
With this present lack of transparency and accountability, WE THE PEOPLE of Wright County would be fools to agree to transfer more power to Government Apparatchiks (Bureaucrats) whom WE THE PEOPLE have no ability to hold accountable because they don't face election. (Unlike the 4 County Commissioner Bozos that got bounced in the last election)
This writer ends by again encouraging his fellow Wright County residents to inundate the voice mail, email and fax machines of their Wright County Commissioners with their opinions on this subject.
District 1 - Email: Christine Husom@co.wright.mn.us - Phone: (763) 682-7697
District 2 - Email: email@example.com - Phone: (763) 682-7687
District 3 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: (763) 682-7686
District 4 - Email: email@example.com - Phone: (763) 682-7696
District 5 - Email: Charles.firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: (763) 682-7685
Fax: (763) 682-7873 (For All)
Lest there be any doubt in any Wright County Commissioner's mind, this writer adamantly opposes the expansion in tyranny and the stifling of liberty that this proposed restructuring of Wright County governance represents.
My fellow Wright County residents, this writer hopes to see you there!
PS 1) Why are Board Meetings at 9am instead of at 7pm so WE THE PEOPLE don't have to take time off from work to attend?
2) Why must WE THE PEOPLE give 4 day notice to be on the Agenda? WE THE PEOPLE should be able to speak freely to our elected officials in accordance to Robert's Rule of Order anytime we find time to show up at a hearing. If necessary, wait to the next meeting to take action to give others an opportunity to bring opposing views.
[To understand this writer's perspective; it may be helpful to read:
Natural Law: How WE THE PEOPLE got to the #4thofJuly, 1776 - Part 2 of 2 http://t.co/1J5QluFPe6]
Those were my thoughts.
Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.
Please join with me in mutually pledging to each other and our fellow citizens our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor to our mutual endeavors of restoring liberty and economic opportunity to WE THE PEOPLE as our Founding Fathers envisioned and intended. [Last Paragraph, Declaration of Independence http://bit.ly/ruPE7z ]
This article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar
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Keep Fighting the Good Fight!
The Conundrum: WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of our time, money and energy, while our #Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money for the cause of #Tyranny.
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Justice in Minnesota #JIM
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