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UPDATE:

New post in "The Political Playwright":
http://commonswriteplays.blogspot.com (can also be seen by clicking on title link, above).

Formerly, new post in "Contrarian":
http://commonguard.blogspot.com

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Election Official Puts Obstacle in Way of Officialdom

Mark Greene filed for election for sheriff, today, but it's unclear whether his path to having the write-in vote declared official is clear. An Elections Department official said that Mark's election candidacy petition cannot be supplemented by additional signatures if the requisite number of signatures required by the department has not been attained. However, the timeline for turning in a petition is not until November 2nd, plenty of time to turn in extra signatures. In addition, the official said that the petition would not be returned to the candidate if the number of signatures required is not reached.

In other words, this would keep signatures that would be in their possession from being combined with other signatures to reach the requisite number. This policy by the department seems contrary to the standards set by the Secretary of State, Sam Reed, whose office in Olympia allows additional signatures to be turned in within statutory time periods if it is necessary. As …

On Mark's Watch, 4th Amendment & Privacy Rights to be Respected

In our "Big Brother" surveillance society, the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, which bans unreasonable searches and seizures, has been regularly disregarded by authorities, and individual privacy in places where it should be expected has gone by the wayside. Although the use of surveillance cameras in public areas may not necessarily be illegal or unconstitutional, and are indeed necessary in some areas, their use through the broadest spectrum is not healthy in a society that cherishes democracy. Public surveillance technology has its place in certain quarters, but the use of this technology for the purpose of criminalizing some minor misconduct should be dissuaded or very limited. If Mark Greene is elected sheriff, some surveillance cameras or surveillance technology, generally, that may be deemed problematic, intrusive or overbearing will not be used to investigate minor crimes by the sheriff's department. On Mark's watch, the sheriff's department will conc…

King County Residents Sign Petition With Fervor

King County residents have been signing the election candidacy petition of the Mark Greene for Sheriff write-in campaign with fervor. Residents have been telling "Commons" that they were disappointed that there was no election contest for sheriff until now. However, since the Party of Commons saw the need and picked up the slack, the groundswell of support is more than we expected. If supporters of Sue Rahr, by the way, start asking if Mark has any police experience, just tell them that Mark was in the Marines. That's good enough.

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