Free Speech and Public Employee Unions

In the pointless political correct world of the country’s ruling elites, the United States Supreme Court struck a blow for Free Speech under the First Amendment.  Under former President Barack Obama a series of white men and women occupying the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, Free Speech, Judicial Activism, Liberalism, Neil Gorsuch, Public Employee Unions, U.S. Supreme Court | 4 Comments

2nd Amendment and due process rights under attack

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Once again, Oregon’s Democratic leadership is planning a further attack on our Second Amendment rights to own and bear firearms. Legislative Concept 250 (LC 250) is scheduled to be introduced as a Judiciary Committee bill this … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Bill of Rights, Gun Control, OR 78th Legislative Session | 4 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

June 1st Public Debate: Do Citizens in a Free Society Have a Right to Privacy in Charitable Giving?

By Steve Buckstein Do you donate to any nonprofit organizations such as charities, churches, or think tanks? Would you rather not be subject to possible retribution for supporting what others might think are the “wrong ideas”? Then you won’t want … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Bill of Rights, Federal Government, First Amendment, Free Speech, Global Warming, Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Marijuana, Marriage, Oregon Government, State Government, Transparency | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Update on the Petition Requesting President Obama Resign

A month ago we started a petition drive requesting President Barack Obama to resign as being unfit for the office of President of the United States. At that time we promised to provide the results of our efforts. In a … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, Free Speech, Government Regulation, IRS Scandal, President Obama | 11 Comments

The Rise and Fall of the Welfare State

by Rep. Mike Nearman How hard will the fall be, is the question According to the Declaration of Independence, the purpose of government is to secure rights like “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. Over time, as the nation … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in Bill of Rights, Government Overreach | 5 Comments

Oregon’s Public Employee Unions and Pay-to-Play

Sunday’s Oregonian carried an article on political contributions by corporations authored by David Sirota, a writer for web-based PandoDaily. Mr. Sirota is not a journalist or editorialist for the Oregonian nor for any of the wire services or major news … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, First Amendment, Free Speech, PERS, Public Employee Unions, State Government, Unions, Voting | 33 Comments

The End of the Agency Shop for Public Employees?

  As the government of President Barack Obama steers a steady course towards government intrusion in all aspects of life, the United States Supreme Court appears to side instead with individual rights and liberties guaranteed under the Bill of Rights. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, Employment, Labor, Public Employee Unions, Right-to-Work, Unions | 484 Comments

The Oregon Supreme Court Simply Makes It Up

[Mr. Huss is traveling this week.  We have resurrected one of his favorite columns that first appeared in the Medford Mail Tribune in October 0f 2005] The Supreme Court of Oregon has just released its newest opinion on “free speech.” It … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, First Amendment, Liberalism, Oregon Supreme Court | 289 Comments

Bundy vs. The Bureau of Land Management: An Overbearing Government?

  The gap between what is right and what is legal is often a chasm of cultures. – Anonymous Recent events involving Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are a case in point.  … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, Federal Government, Government Regulation, Land Use Laws, Leadership, President Obama | 33 Comments

A Constitutional Convention: Be Careful for What You Wish

There is unrest in the multitudes.  Nationwide polling continues to express the contempt in which President Barack Obama and the United States Congress are held.  The Real Clear Politics numbers (an average of the leading polling institutions) for February 24, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, Government Overreach, Leadership, President Obama | 28 Comments

“Free Speech” at Modesto Junior College Means “Take a Number”

Free speech is not allowed on the sidewalk at Modesto Junior College in California. Students must represent an official organization in order to pass out materials or engage in conversation with other students passing by. Even if what they want … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Obama Administration rivals Nixon for its abuse of power

You’re missing the point.  The press and politicians have whipped themselves into a self-righteous frenzy regarding the recent disclosure of the National Security Administration’s (NSA) gathering of metadata on domestic communications traffic (wired and wireless). President Barack Obama has decided … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, Federal Government, Government Overreach, President Obama | 8,084 Comments

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