Lies, Damn Lies and Mainstream Media Reporting

A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth Joseph Goebbels – Minister of Propaganda, National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis) In the wake of the not so surprising loss by former … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Fake News, Hillary Clinton, Media Bais, President Donald Trump, President Obama | Leave a comment

The Worth of Public Employee Unions

What is the worth of a public employees union? Well not much these days according to the actions of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). SEIU announced last week that its members must be prepared for a thirty percent (30%) … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Donald Trump, First Amendment, Free Speech, Public Employee Unions, Right-to-Work | Leave a comment

Resist the tyranny of censorship

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Political discourse before, during and following the recent elections seems to have been more divisive than usual. The rhetoric has often been inaccurate, sometimes intentionally misleading, or otherwise just plain malicious. During the past several months, … Continue reading

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Unbelievable! What’s Next?

I didn’t believe it would happen, but my wife did.  I didn’t believe it could happen but her cousin in Dunthorpe did.  I couldn’t believe it was happening but one of my old college roommates, now living in Gig Harbor, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Abortion, Bernie Sanders, Corruption, Donald Trump, Ethics, Hillary Clinton, McCain, Obamacare, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Public Employee Unions | Leave a comment

Free Speech and Liberal Repression

One of the pillars of freedom is free speech. Without it a democracy becomes an oligarchy (rule by the elite) and from there devolves to a kakistocracy (rule by the least competent). Free speech only exists when the public has … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, First Amendment, Free Speech, Global Warming, Government Abuse, Hillary Clinton, Liberalism, Obamacare, Oregon Supreme Court, President Obama, Progressivism, Transparency | 39 Comments

The Bern of Socialism

You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world Beatles Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT-Socialist) has been running an energetic campaign for the Democrat presidential nomination. So successful has he been that, but for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, 2016 Election, Bernie Sanders, Corruption, First Amendment, Free Speech, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Socialism | 8 Comments

2016 Freedom Rally this Saturday at Noon!

Oregon Liberty Alliance Dinesh D’Souza, Michelle Malkin, Todd Starnes and Congressman Greg Walden! Oregon Liberty Alliance member organizations are hosting the 2016 Freedom Rally on February 6th, 2016 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Join with fellow conservatives to … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Abortion, Religious Liberty | 20 Comments

When free speech and political correctness collide

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Universities have historically been the stronghold and the defenders of free speech. They have traditionally represented the ultimate forum for the discussion of disparate ideas and for vigorous debates. During the 1960s and 70s, their passionate … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:18 | Posted in 1st Amendment, First Amendment, Free Speech, Government Overreach | 12 Comments

Call to action: Oregon judge villainized for faith

Oregon Family Council Respected Circuit Judge, Vance Day is the subject of a “judicial fitness” investigation that is bordering on the bizarre. It stems from the decision to recuse himself from officiating future marriages, man-woman or same-sex. He felt it … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Religious Liberty | 19 Comments

Judge Vance Day: Victim of Oregon ‘tolerance’

by NW Spotlight Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day has been in the news recently because he has stopped performing weddings after U.S. District Judge Michael McShane’s 2014 ruling that effectively legalized gay marriage in Oregon. According to a … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Marriage | 22 Comments

Put Individual Rights Above Those of Powerful Unions

By Steve Buckstein By the time the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case next June, Rebecca Friedrichs may be the most well-known public school teacher in America—and the most controversial. She is asking the … Continue reading

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Political abuses of power by BOLI in Gresham bakery case

by Dan Lucas On July 2 Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian upheld an earlier finding that said the owners of the Sweetcakes by Melissa bakery in Gresham had to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for refusing to … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:30 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Oregon Government, State Labor Commissioner | 51 Comments

Free Speech vs. Compulsory Union Dues

Two years ago, in the aftermath of Harris v. Quinn, I wrote the following column. Last week the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear Friedrichs v. CTA which will deal precisely with the issue discussed in my column. There … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Bill of Rights, Ethics, First Amendment, Free Speech, Liberalism, Oregon Government, Public Employee Unions, Right-to-Work, Unions | 19 Comments

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