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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Where’s my vote?

There are numerous protests going on around the world; like the people of Egypt that are demanding a change of leadership and want to vote on it. Another part of the world there are pirates that hijack tankers, yachts, etc. and rob people.

We, the people north of Marysville, of Snohomish County, north of 100th Street, have a similar problem. We had no vote on annexation into the city. We’re now being robbed through increased property taxes, a rain tax and a 5 percent tax on utilities. Are you people out there going to continue to allow this to happen?

The people in this country in the beginning demanded independence from England because taxes, like the tea tax, were taxation without representation. We’ve got to join together, like they’re doing around the world, and demand our independence from the empire of Marysville; so we can continue to live in the open, more free Snohomish County. Not that the county government is perfect. I don’t like change because not always does it mean an improvement in our lives. I see no advantage in being part of this empire and supporting increased salaries and retirement of the city leaders.

There is a neighbor who sees this annexation takeover like what happened in 1938 when Germany annexed Austria and then proceeded to take over the rest of Europe, causing WWII.

Another change brought on by the city of Marysville is the condemnation of the Fidelity Grange Hall. For many years it was a meeting place for many organizations. It was part of the history of our area. The city just bulldozed it down and hauled it away. Many people were outraged. I was born and raised in this part of the county and am trying to save what’s left of the family farm. Many people support my efforts. All of our hopes and plans of saving what is left of the family farm now looks like it’s all “gone with the wind.”

 

John C. Campbell

Marysville

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