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JZ KNIGHT: Freedom Foundation continues political attack

I am writing to address omissions and inaccuracies in the Viewpoint (TNT, 8-17) by Jeff Rhodes in which he continues his political attack on JZ Knight and local Democrats.

The most glaring omission is Rhodes’ failure  to respond to comparisons that the Freedom Foundation is a direct descendant of the John Birch Society, using the same methods to achieve the same goals.

Rhodes omits any explanation of the Freedom Foundation’s strong political advocacy positions and how it can maintain 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity status when its educational works are one-sided. It benefits from a virtual government subsidy of paying no

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JZ KNIGHT: Why so unhappy with freedom seekers?

Re: “Freedom Foundation employs tactics of intimidation” (Viewpoint, 8-3).

JZ Knight intimated the sole purpose of groups supporting freedom is to tear down democracy. Comparing the tea party movement to the John Birch Society, she intimated that any organization opposing her should be shunned.

That her opinion was posted in a newspaper, without censure, seems to invalidate her belief that the world is out to get her. That she is likely among the “wealthy” who are able to contribute to the party of their choice should be one of the “freedoms” she should want to secure.

The tactics she attributes

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GOP: Republicans are no friend to the GLBTQ community

The Republican Party promises to be more inclusive and open the “big tent.” Judging by the actions of the Washington State Republicans, the tent appears closed to the GLBTQ community.

A campaign by the state party and the conservative Freedom Foundation has tried to paint a prominent businesswoman and Democratic donor as homophobic and racist. Possibly because they were stung by losses in 2012, the groups pressured Thurston County Democrats to return donations and refuse future funds. To justify this, they trumpet highly edited video made to give the appearance of intolerant speech and behavior.

This is destined to fail

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JZ KNIGHT: School provides diverse opportunities

Re: “Bigotry? Thurston County Dems give Ramtha a pass” (editorial, 5-15).

I have been a grade school teacher for more than 20 years and have been a student at Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment for eight years. I have just returned from an RSE Event in South Korea where hundreds of Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Belgian and Japanese students gathered to learn quantum physics and how to utilize their brains to create reality.

I was learning with a group of international students from every race, color and religion. Every one of us was there by choice. No one made us come,

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ELECTION: Is TNT only concerned about JZ Knight donations?

Re: “Bigotry? Thurston Dems give Ramtha a pass” (editorial, 5-15).

Your editorial suggests you want to ensure that political contributions are of the highest order.

Why has a story from 2012 resurfaced? Because the Freedom Foundation worries about donations from JZ Knight to local Democrats in 2014. In 2013, Knight supported Democrat Mary Hall. Hall defeated a Republican candidate backed by the Freedom Foundation to become the first Democratic auditor in Thurston County in 71 years.

Your editorial failed to mention that the Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment videos were edited. Two people who illegally disseminated the videos admitted to editing

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ELECTION: JZ Knight free to contribute, too

Re: “GOP to Democrats: Give Knight donations back” (TNT, 10-26).

To me, JZ Knight is a disgusting human being, but she has as much right to free speech as any American. All the hoopla regarding her campaign contributions is just so much pot vs. kettle talk spewed by Republican hacks.

I find her money to be no dirtier than that gathered in local neo-cons’ coffers from greedy corporate entities. (Thanks to the Supreme Court, they are “people.”)

To see the Republicans whining about a misleading ad by a Democratic candidate is truly hilarious, considering all the muck they’ve been

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WATER: Availability should be proven

Re: “Knight‘s water war with Yelm is one worth fighting” (editorial, 6-9).

Although I take no position regarding the JZ Knight lawsuit, proof of ability to provide water should be a burden that developers need to meet before a city or county can approve a plan. That should be done by either proving that wells can be drilled or by a certificate from a water provider that supplies will meet demand.

I developed many parcels in a different state, and always had to prove water before getting final approval from the local

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