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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 26, 2014

Walbaum promotes hometown currency in city council race

By DIANE VANCE | Nov 04, 2013

Richard Walbaum is one of four candidates running for a Fairfield City Council at-large seat being vacated by Connie Boyer.

He is an electronics engineer by profession, and retired in 2007. He manufactures and sells water ionizers of his own design. He has lived in Fairfield for 30 years.

“I am running for office because someone needs to represent and speak for Higher Law,” he said.

“We have unalienable rights, and what makes them unalienable is that they are God-given, based upon man’s inherent nature. Our liberties are being eroded, and to counter this we must go back to fundamental principles,” said Walbaum.

“I am not asking for anything new,” he said. “Just go back to the law in effect before the Supreme Court, circa 1930s, unilaterally changed our form of government by reinterpreting the general welfare and commerce clauses, and converting the presumption of liberty into the presumption of constitutionality of law.”

Walbaum said his experience as an electronics engineer has developed in him the ability to solve problems.

“I have written two books: ‘Designed for Plunder’ explains why our monetary system mathematically creates un-payable debt that will rise to astronomical values, which by definition is a fraud; ‘The Lawful Remedy to Tyranny,’ explains how our nation was founded upon a natural law tradition.

“Numerous scholars over several thousand years state that our rights derive from God, and we have a right and duty to disobey any arbitrary, unreasonable, unjust, or unnecessary law,” said Walbaum. “I apply these principles to modern law.”

Walbaum said as the dollar becomes more scarce and/or worthless, people would experience greater struggles. The city will be faced with the problem of providing basic needs for more and more people.

“There are no conventional solutions to these problems, at least none that the establishment are willing to implement,” he said. “Resorting to alternative means that insulate Fairfield from the problems at the state and federal level is necessary so that we will not go over the cliff with everyone else.”

Walbaum suggests that all ordinances should have an enabling statement of conformity to Higher Law:

• To prevent unnecessary laws by certifying that the law is just, reasonable and not arbitrary.

• So the ordinance is enacted for and serves the public good.

• So the ordinance applies equally to all.

• So it has a presumption of liberty, and goes no further than necessary to protect society or third persons from the perceived harm (absent harm there can be no law) to its culture, morals, health, peace, safety, or general welfare.

“Property taxes need to be phased out except for emergencies, and replaced by alternate sources,” said Walbaum “If government can tax it, you don’t own it; you have the status of a serf. Those on fixed income can lose their property should the city decide to build something such as a library, funded by property taxes.”

Walbaum is interested in a community currency.

“I’m promoting the FairNote,” he said about the creation of Fairfield money. “I would like the city to take this over as an alternate source of city funding. If we need money, just print it interest free, and to create a Renaissance. It would end unemployment, giving those who want to work the ability to create something and sell it. It would take the edge off the dollar disaster.”

Walbaum wants the city to educate the public about the rights and duties of trial juries and grand juries.

“The city may not have any control over juries, but it can educate,” he said. “In a government of the people, the juries are the government, and traditionally had the right to judge the law as well as the facts, and use their conscience as the link to Higher Law, and disregard any instructions from the judge to the contrary, and nullify any bad law.

“The grand jury has the right and duty to be a watchdog over the rights and condition of the community, and hold public officials accountable. Both juries have been rendered dormant due to ignorance, resulting in outrageous judicial decisions, and crimes that go unpunished. A single educated juror can educate the others.”

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