The Ugliness of Those Bent on Violence

  “Yes, in the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate” Mahatma Ghandi On August 12, 2017, a group of white supremacists, neo-nazis, and allied thugs and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech, Liberalism, Political Correctness, President Donald Trump, Progressivism | 9 Comments

The Low Lifes of Politics

The coarseness of political debate has been increasing steadily for decades.  It has now reached the point where much of the dialogue encourages violence.  And that coarseness is not generated from the worker in the factory, the farmers in their … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Donald Trump, Fake News, Free Speech, Hillary Clinton, Leadership | 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

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

The Antics of a Postal Union Worker

Last week, a moron flew his gyrocopter onto the White House grounds without incident. He penetrated the heavily fortified defenses of the White House with ease and without triggering an armed response. The pilot, Doug Hughes, was arrested and subsequently … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:52 | Posted in Free Speech, Government corruption, Leadership, McCain, Public Employee Unions | 19 Comments

Fun with corporate personhood in the Oregon Legislature

by Rep. Mike Nearman I keep running into the corporate personhood bumper sticker. You know these people. They get enraged at the idea of a corporation as a person. On February 11, 2015, the Oregon House voted on a bill to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Free Speech, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House | 510 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

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

Free Speech vs. Collective Bargaining (Non-legalese)

Last week’s column dealt with the United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in Harris v. Quinn. This is the case in which the court ruled that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) could not require individuals who received public funds … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Employment, Free Speech, Individual Responsiblity, Labor, Oregon Government, Public Employee Unions, Right-to-Work, Unions | 577 Comments

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