It is time to vote LD 10 State House Rep. Dave Paul out of office!
For more information on Referendum 90 https://www.
It is long past time to reopen small businesses and the schools! OF NOTE: 20 days prior to our Aug 29th L/R Day Gala Peaceful Protest, Skagit County reported 131 new Covid-19 + related cases — The 20 days following our event there has been 59 new Covid-19 + related cases (none from anyone who attended our event). There has not been a Covid related death in the county for more than a month, since August 13.
September 10, 2020
Letter to the Skagit Valley Herald
Dear SVH, this letter is in response to your very unfair “hit piece” article that was published in your newspaper yesterday regarding our SCRP Aug 29th event. Just an FYI, the governor’s edicts are not laws and there are pending lawsuits saying Inslee’s mandates are unconstitutional (violating the State Constitution Article 1 Sec 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 11 and the U.S. Constitution 1st, 5th and 14th amendments).
Of Note: Our event was a “Peaceful Protest” and began with a several minute long prayer. Many of the speakers spoke against governor Inslee and his covid mandates. It was an open air event during the day. Everyone had to have a mandatory temperature check before they were allowed to register. There were masks available to everyone that needed one or requested one. There were two large airplane hangers (with hanger doors open) that encompassed 23,000 sq feet of covered space for the approximate 410 people (better ratio than any Walmart or Costco). The caterer’s servers wore masks and gloves and served all the food from behind a glass partition (just like in restaurants). We had social distancing tables of 6 (just like restaurants).
Also of Importance: We could have easily sold another 100 tickets, but capped the event and officially “Sold Out” the event three days early to keep the size of the crowd down to about 410 (most of the complaints were people who wanted a ticket but could not buy one because they waited too long). Everyone who attended had a great time and we have received many, many thanks for having the event.
It is also important to note that the Republican Governor Candidate Loren Culp, for several months now, has been consistently having rallies all across Washington state, attended by several hundred and in many cases over 1,000 attendees per event. And there have not been any covid related issues.
With all due respect to the liberal narrative regarding Covid-19, there are literally thousands of doctors around the country and around the world that are saying wearing masks, sheltering in place, etc. is the exact opposite of what we should be doing as a society to eliminate Covid-19. The science, data and doctors are telling us that this is an influenza type of virus and we need to build up a herd immunity to the disease to eradicate it, and mandating healthy people to wear masks and social distancing is not necessarily the best approach. Also it is time to get the children back in school. Kids under 18 YO are 3 – 17 times less likely getting Covid-19 than they are of getting a normal flu. The members of our county party wholeheartedly agree with this point of view and side with thousands of doctors and the true data and science about Covid-19.
Since April I have been tracking and writing about the coronavirus on a consistent basis in my weekly Chairman’s Corner newsletter which your readers can find at skagitrepubicans.com. The people need all of the facts regarding Covid-19, i.e. most all the covid related deaths are people over age 70 who had pre-existing health conditions. It is very interesting to note that in March the Washington State Department of Health took away the 70 – 79 year old category on their website and replaced the category with a 60 – 79 year old category to further their narrative.
Also the death rates are very skewed as people are not necessarily dying from covid, they are dying “with covid,” which is what is being put on death certificates. In Skagit county and overall in Washington state the majority of covid related deaths have occurred in long term care and assisted living facilities (In Skagit 17 of 22 covid related deaths and statewide over 60%), and many covid cases are people who are asymptomatic.
The collateral impacts of shutting down the economy with our governors proclamations is far worse than the virus itself, as suicide rates have increased over 600%, drug and alcohol abuse and cases of depression are on the rise, etc. We need to have a healthy respect for the virus and need to be smart and use common sense as with any serious flu. But we need to also have a healthy respect for families and businesses that have suffered way too much under governor Inslee’s edicts.
It is time for Inslee to end the emergency and lift the mandates, now. Not after the election. But most unfortunately we now know Inslee’ s agenda is to “use this crisis to peddle a solution to climate change that will allow us to rebuild our economy and jump start it in a more green manner”, which is what exactly Inslee said in an interview with Bernie Sanders on May 13.
Perhaps this is one of the many reasons why Jay Inslee is refusing to debate Loren Culp.
Bill Bruch, SCRP Chairman
August 1, 2020: Excellent News! This week school districts across the state were notified that the implementation of ESSB 5395, which mandates that Comprehensive Sex-Ed be taught in Kindergarten – 12th grade, has been suspended. According to a bulletin from the Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction, the new law has been suspended pending the results of Referendum 90 in the general election. Thanks again to the 266,000 plus people that signed R-90 petitions to get it on the November ballot. This was a Herculean effort under absolutely brutal Covid mandate circumstances!
July 30, 2020:
Dear La Conner Weekly News Editor,
As a member of your community and as a past member of the La Conner Town Council I would like to set the record straight.
I stand by my campaign literature and maintain it’s accuracy. My website correctly represents ESSB 5395 which is the new state law that mandates comprehensive sex-ed be taught in Kindergarten -12th grade. See: BillBruchForHouse.com.
ESSB 5395 was passed by a unanimous party line vote in the legislature. I highly recommend your readers thoroughly research this legislation (CSE). It promotes abortion and teaches high risk sexual behavors to very young children (CSE CURRICULM).
This bill was passed after 2 AM, all Republicans voted against it and over 30 of the Republican amendments were not allowed to be heard by the majority party. This was witnessed by thousands of TVW (state equivalent of C-SPAN) viewers, including myself. In fact the new sex-ed curriculum is so graphic that TVW had to put a disclaimer up during the floor debate.
People say if parents don’t like it they can opt their children out of the classes. But this would put the child in a compromised situation, also the other kids would be discussing the curriculum in the other classes anyway.
My opponent has repeatedly advocated and voted for state government mandated comprehensive sex-ed being taught for very young children beginning in kindergarten. And in the 2020 legislative session my opponent is responsible for this sex-ed bill being brought to the floor for passage in the 2020 session.
This is not the right approach. I want to empower parents where and how their children are educated, emphasizing school choice at the local levels.
LD 10 State House Candidate
July 20, 2020: It was announced today that in my hometown of La Conner 9 businesses — including two restaurants, an art gallery, and multiple retail shops — have permanently closed or are closing. Some businesses said they would never recover from the loss of Skagit Valley Tulip Festival revenue, which carries many through the year and slow winter months.
The businesses closing are Seeds Bistro & Bar, Whitey’s BBQ & Catering, Pelindaba Lavender, Les Femmes, Indigo Stitch, Cottons, La Conner Sweet Shoppe, the LUX Art Center and Bears ‘N Friends. It is unconscionable and extremely sad to see Governor Inslee and the State Democrat’s continual Covid policies needlessly destroying good hardworking families lives. The easy solution is to vote Republican in the 2020 elections!
June 30, 2020: If Democrats and my opponent care about people getting viruses why in the 2020 legislative session did HB 1551 pass the State House on party lines (57 D to 40 R) and became law? The new law REDUCES the criminal punishment of people who knowingly infect another with the HIV virus from a felony crime of assault in the first degree to a misdemeanor or to a gross misdemeanor. The law also repealed prohibitions on an individual who has a sexually transmitted disease if the partner is unaware of the disease. And lowers the age of a minor from 16 years to 14 years of age to give consent to treatment of HIV infection WITHOUT a parent or guardian’s consent. Also the law consolidates and expands rulemaking authority to the State Board of Health relating to control of sexually transmitted diseases. This is a terrible law that puts the public at risk!
June 10, 2020: Excellent news, R-90 will be on the November 3rd ballot! Given the harsh lockdown circumstances imposed on us by Inslee and the state Democrats this was a truly amazing accomplishment and a huge victory as over 266,000 signatures were turned into the Secretary of State to repeal ESSB 5395; the terrible sex-ed bill passed by my opponent and State Democrats to have mandatory sex education curriculum taught beginning in Kindergarten. This is more than double the required 130,000 signatures needed and a record for any referendum in Washington state! For more information on Referendum 90 https://www.
May 22, 2020: The collateral impacts of the Covid shutdowns, including patients missing routine checkups that could detect things like heart problems or cancer, increases in substance and alcohol abuse, and increases in financial instability that could lead to “poverty and financial uncertainty,” which “is closely linked to poor health” finally lead to Jay Inslee announcing that Doctors and Dentists can reopen this week.
Also, after much pressure Inslee reluctantly decided to change the policy of mandating restaurants to have patrons sign their name, address and email for a state “Contract Tracing” database, to requesting that patrons leave their name, address and email for a state contract tracing database. O well it is a start…..
Inslee and state Democrats, be reminded your Big Brother Contract Tracing Surveillance Program is an infringement on our 4th amendment rights and is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. The people of this state are responsible for their own health, well-being and economic choices. The power is inherent in the people. The true data and study after study shows there is NO Covid emergency, and it is time to fully open up the state. Read more.
May 8th, 2020: For 3 1/2 years I have been doing a monthly newsletter, however there has been so much terrible policy making happening with the Democrat / Socialists state government I feel it necessary to begin a weekly newsletter in the hopes to wake people up to the facts destroying our state, this is the first edition.
Jay Inslee and the Democrat state government have implemented societal policies that are inflicting extreme pain, suffering and undue hardship on the citizens. Before Covid they were bad enough, including nearly 10 billion dollars of new taxes implemented in the 2019 / 20 biennium. Now these policies are creating an economic crisis and additional health crisis that are catastrophic and far worse than the Covid crisis. Also Inslee’s new mandates are violating our Constitutional rights and personal freedoms as the governor is acting more like an authoritarian dictator.
Washingtonians have been complying to quarantines to “flatten the curve” and keep the hospitals from overflowing. But at this stage Inslee’s stay home order is totally unacceptable and is directly leading to the ruining of families lives, needless bankruptcies, severe anxiety, suicides, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, depression and overall total economic devastation. Read more.
MAY 2020: If you have not noticed by now, we have lost our state to the Democrat / Socialists as state government continues on mandating a lockdown stay-at-home order keeping all ‘non-essential’ businesses shut down. However pot shops, abortion clinics, government contracted landscapers and public-sector government funded construction have been deemed ‘essential’ and allowed to remain in business. This has violated the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution Sec 1 which protects the due process and equal protection rights of individuals from infringement by the states.
How is it ok that many private sector businesses that have been shut down while their government equivalents like landscapers are allowed to keep working? This policy lacks a reasonable explanation. Does the Covid-19 virus go after private-sector workers more than public-sector workers? Does the virus not seek people in big box stores, and seek people in small private business stores? Of course not! Then why the disparity? I.e. For the last 7 weeks saying that public-sector construction is ‘essential,’ keeping big unions happy and allowing that part of the industry to thrive has been blatant discrimination against the private-sector construction trade workers.
There is no rationality or rational basis for Inslee’s decrees, other than it is politically motivated. It has been the goal of the political left to nationalize and control housing / construction for many years, and now with Covid-19 they see their chance and the Constitution and free markets are out the window. If it was only about public health, private and government workers would have been treated the same way. It is extremely troubling that government is choosing which businesses are allowed to operate, and which ones that aren’t (picking the winners and losers). Read more.
April 17th, 2020
“At this stage of Governor Inslee’s lockdown it has become painfully obvious to all that the state Democrat agenda being imposed on Washingtonians is politically motivated and politically driven. When 1,100+ prisoners are released back into society (which includes convicted child molesters) and can immediately be registered to vote, something is a muck. When you are unable to go fishing anywhere in our state unless you are a tribal member, the hypocrisy screams so loud you would have to be deaf to not notice. And when public-sector construction (keeping big labor contracts in place) work continues on, but private-sector construction workers are told they are non-essential and must quit working, it all proves without any doubt that we have completely lost our state to the most extreme radical elements of socialism. ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES, VOTE REPUBLICAN IN 2020!”
APRIL 2020: ESSB 5395/Comprehensive Sex-Ed (CSE) to be taught in ALL public schools beginning in Kindergarten. This new state mandate was signed into law last week and forces local school districts to use the WA state Office of Public Instruction’s set of selective curriculum systems like “Three Rs” and “FLASH” which to many reasonable people are pornographic. And anticipates graphic sex lessons as early as 2nd and 3rd grades.
These highly controversial CSE programs go way beyond traditional sex education. They indoctrinate youth to embrace sexual and gender ideologies, promote abortion, and teach high-risk sexual behaviors to the youngest of children.
Democrats are saying this is all ok because parents can opt their children out of the classes. But the reality is that there is peer pressure and this could ostracize the child, also the other kids will be sharing the information anyway. CSE reprogramming is designed to dramatically alter the sexual and gender norms of society. It started in California years ago and now has spread like a virus all across the United States. It is a coordinated indoctrination of our youth. Planned Parenthood is backing this as it promotes abortion. NOTE: Curriculum High School FLASH describes grades 9-12 as the “Pregnancy Grades”.
To no ones surprise already harmful CSE materials are appearing on school-provided laptops, tablets and other devices, in community, after-school, and peer education programs, and now, even one of the largest pornography sites is reportedly offering CSE. SB 5395 is a disaster for our young children and needs to be repealed!
There are many opposed to CSE including the hundreds of immigrants that joined in last months Olympia protest at the end of session that included an estimated 3,000 people. Others opposed to CSE include the American College of Pediatricians which says: “Comprehensive Sexuality Education goes far beyond sex ed, and is a dangerous assault on the health and innocence of children” To view their war on children video click here. Also to view the Informed Parents of Washington website site click here.
Additionally we are working in close partnership with the team at “Parents for Safe Schools” that is supporting Referendum 90, which will repeal the comprehensive sex ed mandate forced through this past legislative session. We have less than days to submit 129,811 signatures to put Referendum 90 on the November ballot, to request a R-90 petition(s) click here.
Sixty years ago the Communist Party said their long term plan to destroy America was to use the school system to take over the minds of America’s youth. They openly said they would gradually legitimize sexual promiscuity, homosexuality and abortion through “sex education” in the public schools. What they didn’t say is that theses policies would take over the Democratic Party, but that is exactly what has happened. It is time to vote all State Democrats who voted for this legislation out of office!
On March 25th Gov. Jay Inslee decreed that construction is not “essential activity,” shutting down construction – residential and commercial activity – until at least April 8. Inslee is only one of two Governors who has issued a statewide “Stay at Home Order” that does not designate construction as “essential.” This order allows for state tax payer funded public-sector construction for “low income” housing, but will take away thousands of private-sector jobs, as builders and contractors are being forced to cancel orders. Also, this mandate kills many trades, hurting families and the economy. Now construction companies, roofers, carpenters, and others may have no other choice except to leave the state to find work.
The construction industry already uses safe protocols, and we should not punish the private sector in this time of economic downturn. We should allow the construction trades to continue to work as long as workers are practicing CDC guidelines as best possible: only going to work when healthy, restricting the number of workers on-site; using hygienic measures, hand washing, masks, and social distancing. Please sign this petition and tell Governor Inslee that Washington needs to be like other states, and to keep construction an “essential activity.”
MARCH 2020: ESSB 5395 mandates that comprehensive sex education be taught in ALL Washington public schools beginning in kindergarten (grades K-12). This is being enforced by the WA State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. Curriculum includes graphic LGBT “gender fluid” details, pictorial books, etc. to be shared with very young children about sex and discussions about gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.
ALL State Republican Legislators Oppose This Legislation. 17th LD Vicki Kraft voiced her concerns about mandated sex ed measures last month which had a public hearings in the House Education Committee, saying: “It seems there is movement on both of these very disturbing bills. Senate Bill 5395 passed the Senate on Jan. 22. And the House Education Committee voted to pass House Bill 2184 on Feb 4th. Both bills would force sex education in classrooms as early as kindergarten. With your help, we continue to fight this battle. Parents should have the right to decide what their children learn and when they learn about these sensitive subjects, not government. I invite you to watch my video on this subject, which explains why I oppose these bills.” (Video). Of Note: Democrat LD 10 Rep. Dave Paul (Vice Chair of the House Education Committee) originally made the motion to approve the HB 2184 measure. HB 2184 was killed at the last cutoff, but we won’t forget who supported it!
Also last week nearly 700 people showed up to oppose updated sex ed ESSB 5385 at the House public hearing. But again even with all the public backlash against this law, ALL the Democrats on the House Committee, including LD 10 Rep. Dave Paul still supported it, and voted to move it out of committee.
OF NOTE: Norma Smith reported that over 90% of all her emails on this subject were against it. House Republicans stand with parents who believe this is too much, too soon for kids and that local control is being taken away from school as school boards will be subject to having to choose this curriculum for their students
When we send our kids to a public school to learn, the focus should be about academics; reading, writing and arithmetic. The basics like Science, Home Economics, Shop and learning about the Constitutions and our founding documents should also be a priority. We need to promote school choice and make sure parents and the local school boards fully control school curriculum and get the state out of it. Instead the Democrat State Legislature have become obsessed with a radical liberal socialist agenda to indoctrinate and social engineer the next generation of children. I am vehemently against this legislation which is preditorial grooming and borders on child abuse.
FEBRUARY 2020: House Bill 2184 seeks to implement Mandatory Sex Education beginning in kindergarten. The law would require “comprehensive” sexual health education with an affirmative consent curriculum in ALL WA STATE PUBLIC SCHOOLS by the 2022-23 school year in accordance with the recommendations of the Sexual Health Workgroup. Last year public outrage and Republicans in the legislature stopped a similar measure, curriculum would have allowed graphic details to be shared with very young children about sex and discussions about gender identity, etc.
However at the end of the 2019 session state Democrats funded and helped organize a 16-member sexual health workgroup headed up by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), which met last summer and outlined plans to push for this new statewide mandated sex ed measure, HB 2184. OF NOTE: IN 2019 DEMOCRAT LD 10 STATE HOUSE REP. DAVE PAUL VOTED FOR THE CURRENT STATE BUDGET THAT FUNDED THE SEXUAL HEALTH WORK GROUP. DAVE PAUL IS VICE CHAIR OF THE HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE THAT IS OVERSEEING HB 2184 PUBLIC HEARINGS,
The Democrat Senate companion bill for this is ESSB 5395, which if signed into law would mandate EVERY public school to offer “evidence-informed,” “medically accurate,” and “age-appropriate” sex education as an integral part of the curriculum for kindergarten through 12th grade by Sept 1, 2021. State government mandates of this nature are completely unacceptable! This liberal indoctrination of young children is absolutely horrible legislation that endangers the future of our next generations!