Today the Legislature’s Democrat leadership will refer several Constitutional Referrals to the voters. Here is SB 998 brought to you by Senator Courtney and Representative Hunt which establishes the ballot titles and voter’s pamphlet language. In the final hours the Democrat majority will change election law so voters get a fair free election again. You can judge the language but some of it is simply false. In my opinion this is a set of Kangaroo Referrals which makes a mockery of western democracy. Just like No is Yes and Yes is No on Measure 66 & 67, this proves the citizens of Oregon should vote No on having annual sessions until the Legislature proves it can act responsibly.
With this vote today, Oregon rejoins the ranks of great democratic leaders like President Mobutu of Zaire, President Noriega of Panama, President Marcos of the Philippines, President Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier of Haiti, President Mugabe of Zimbabwe, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who recently re-elected in fair free elections in Iran, and President Karzai of Afghanistan who just fired the Afghan Elections Commission and replaced them with his campaign supporters. Oregonians can be proud now.
Given a dozen Oregon banks may fail before November, nearly 100,000 Oregonians’ unemployment benefits will expire cutting $1.2 billion out of the economy before November, and Oregon’s finances may plummet into chaos by November, the Legislature should be focusing on solutions not pet peeves of a small group of special interests.
Brian J. Boquist