Letters from the Community
March 6, 2019
Do your job
Sheriff Songer is correct. He is “directly accountable to the people.” That means all of the people of Klickitat County, whether individual citizens who voted for I-1639, against it, or didn’t vote.
Sheriff Songer is also correct that “it is not within the board’s purview to determine the constitutionality of any issue.” Neither is it within Sheriff Songer’s purview to determine the constitutionality of any law—especially so in Sheriff Songer’s case, as he’s neither a constitutional lawyer nor a constitutional scholar.
Moreover, it’s not only within his purview, but it’s his sworn oath, to uphold the law—that’s all laws, not just the one’s he per...