By Oregon State Senator Brian Boquist,
Highlights, excerpts from Sen. Boquist newsletter
— Oregon had 131 major data breaches in 2021.
— 8th county votes to join Greater Idaho.
— Senate GOP signs education freedom pledge.
— Many Oregonians are proudly jabbing their children with the COVID-19 vaccine, despite kids being at little to no risk for severe COVID.
— Progressive lawmakers and civil rights groups want more states to follow Oregon’s insane example and legalize meth and heroin. Just in time for cheap meth to be pouring over the border from Mexico. Last month, an article in The Atlantic explored the changing world of drugs in the United States, including Portland.
— The mayor of Portland is asking the city council to inject more than $5 million in new investment into the city’s police force. The move comes about a year after “defund the police” protests led the city to slash its police budget.
OPINION: Biden was wrong on Afghanistan
— Oregon scrambles to find housing for 200 Afghan refugees.
— The State Department believes as many as 14,000 U.S. legal permanent residents remain in Afghanistan, Foreign Policy has learned, as the agency faces increasing scrutiny from Congress about the status of U.S. citizens and green card holders that are still stranded in the Taliban-controlled country.
— Locally, in Josephine County, voters are fighting back against corrupt local government bureaucrats and politicians who want to invade their property. Just like the Writs of Assistance issued by King George in 1761 that led to the American Revolution and Fourth Amendment. See Senator Robinson’s letter reference his District. Ten years ago, voters opposed a local ordinance on a 4 to 1 vote that would have allowed government bureaucrats to inspect and raid their properties without a judicial warrant. Measure 2021-02 recently passed by two county commissioners re-instates this tyranny on county residents just as King George’s writs of assistance. Both commissioners should be recalled according to local citizens. A local ballot initiative is gathering signatures to repeal this corrupt bureaucratic overreach. Josephine County residents can find out more information from Senator Robinson’s letter above and sign the petition at this link. Spread the word to your friends in Josephine County.
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