The End of the Republican Majority

  As the United States Senate returns after yet another vacation its workload has been increased dramatically by President Donald Trump. I’m still not on the Trump Train but I do admire his work ethic and now his expectation that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2018 Election, Congress, Illegal Immigration, immigration, Leadership, Obamacare, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Tax Reform | 6 Comments

Immigration: Could It Be Too Much of a Good Thing?

by Wim de Vriend Recently, Eric Shierman wrote about the RAISE Act, a proposal by US Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue and favored by president Trump, to reduce immigration by half while making it more selective, by prioritizing the … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:33 | Posted in Illegal Immigration | 2 Comments

Is There Corruption of the Election System?

Several years ago while at a dinner party, the conversation got around to the burden that illegal immigration was putting on the country’s welfare system.  The hostess, a generally thoughtful and well reasoned person, disagreed asserting that she had worked … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, 2018 Election, Corruption, Fake News, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gov. Kulongoski, Illegal Immigration, Public Employee Unions | 3 Comments

Low Information Media Distorts Options for Trump

So President Donald Trump is involved in another “dust up” regarding his insistence on “building a wall” on our southern border to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and illegal drugs AND his insistence that one way or another Mexico … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Free Trade, Illegal Immigration, Mexico, President Donald Trump | Leave a comment

Sen. Jeff Flake: Finding Excuses

Last week Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announced that he would not seek re-election. In a self-aggrandizing speech before the United States Senate, Mr. Flake decried the coarseness of American politics and laid the blame for it squarely at President Donald … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Congressional Races, Corruption, Free Trade, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Illegal Immigration, John Kerry, Leadership, Mexico, Preident Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Republican Party | Leave a comment

Support ballot measure to protect from voting by non-citizens

by Rep. Mike Nearman Ballot measure would combat vote fraud, help safeguard Oregonians’ electoral will “Here, sir, the people govern.” With this immortal phrase, Alexander Hamilton summarized the system of self-rule that, among other attributes, has made America the envy … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Illegal Immigration, Initiative & Referendum, Voting | 8 Comments

Forced union dues collection: Bigger problem than most realize

Letter to the Editor Unions of government workers in Oregon have lavish bank accounts resulting from mandatory dues payments by state workers, who currently have no choice whether to support the union financially or not. Many voters applaud current efforts … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:17 | Posted in Illegal Immigration, Public Employee Unions | 18 Comments

Revisiting Republican Congressional Campaign Commitments (3rd Edition)

This is the second update to a column I wrote in April of this year and updated in July. It will also be the last because nothing has changed. Nothing is likely to change and the thought of revisiting the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Congress, Foreign Relations, Government Waste, Illegal Immigration, Leadership, Obamacare, Paul Ryan, Taxes | 8 Comments

Dems defy Oregon voters on funding illegal immigrants

by Richard F. LaMountain What will it take for the Legislature’s Democratic majority to heed Oregonians’ will? Last year, via Ballot Measure 88, Oregon voters rejected the illegal-immigrant driver cards the Legislature approved in 2013.  The magnitude of that rejection … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Illegal Immigration, OR 78th Legislative Session | 13 Comments

Expatriates on the Rise

Billionaire and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump created a political uproar when he declared that: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Government Abuse, Illegal Immigration, Land Use Laws, President Obama, State Taxes, Taxes | 15 Comments

Voters may get chance to end Dems’ abuse of ‘emergency clause’

by Richard F. LaMountain In the 2015 legislative session, majority Democrats denied Oregonians their right to refer many bills to a public vote — almost certainly, in at least some instances, because they feared voters would reject those bills if … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:15 | Posted in Illegal Immigration, OR 78th Legislative Session, Voting | 7 Comments

Revisiting Republican Congressional Campaign Commitments (2nd Edition)

This in an update to a column I wrote in April of this year. The italics reflect the previous column while the updates are in regular type: During the 2014 congressional campaigns the Republicans told us that if we would … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Congress, GOP, Government reform, Hillary Clinton, Illegal Immigration, Leadership, Obamacare, President Obama, Taxes | 7 Comments

Oregon taxpayers on hook for ‘free’ college education for undocumented aliens

Thanks to legislation passed by Democrat majority by Sen. Doug Whitsett During the 2013 regular session, the Legislative Assembly enacted House Bill 2787. It was better known as the “Tuition Equity Act,” and passed with a significant bipartisan majority vote. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:45 | Posted in Education, Illegal Immigration, OR 78th Legislative Session | 12 Comments

Oregon judge’s connection to illegal immigrant’s murder of Kate Steinle

by NW Spotlight Tragedy on San Francisco’s Pier 14 On Wednesday, July 1st, 32-year-old Kate Steinle was shot and killed on San Francisco’s Pier 14, “one of the city’s most scenic tourist spots.” The ABC affiliate in San Francisco reported … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Illegal Immigration | 47 Comments

Immigration Reform: Obama’s Canard for Racial Animus

A letter to the editor in the Arizona Republic last week asked the impertinent question – if President Barack Obama was serious about immigration reform why didn’t he wait to work with the new Congress? Good question. What do we … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Illegal Immigration, Leadership, President Obama | 45 Comments

DMV seeking end-around of your Measure 88 NO vote

You can thank President Obama and Oregon Democratic officials who pick and choose when to follow laws and the Oregon Constitution by Mike Nearman The will of the people is poised to take another beating. You’ll recall that in 2013 … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Illegal Immigration, State Government, Voting | 406 Comments

Danger Lies Ahead for Those Who Trust President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration

The best that can be said about President Barack Obama’s recent announcement suspending deportation for nearly 5 million illegal immigrants is that there is less there than meets the eye. Here is what Mr. Obama said: “Now here is the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Illegal Immigration, Leadership, President Obama | 45 Comments

Obama to announce executive action on immigration Thurs night

by NW Spotlight The White House is announcing that “tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system.” The Washington Post found yesterday that President Obama had … Continue reading

Posted by at 02:22 | Posted in Illegal Immigration, President Obama | 4 Comments

Reminder: Obama, Dems punted on immigration reform

by NW Spotlight In his press conference this past week, the day after the stunning Republican victories, President Obama gave Congress a six-week deadline to send him an immigration reform bill or he’d take executive action. Answering a question on … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Illegal Immigration, President Obama | 3,844 Comments

Why I voted NO on driver’s licenses for illegals

Rep. Gail Whitsett (R-Klamath Falls) Senate Bill 833 B-Eng passed through the legislature this week with a 38 to 20 vote. I voted NO on this bill for the following reasons: 1) Illegals are here illegally. They are breaking the established laws of our … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:29 | Posted in Illegal Immigration, OR 77th Legislative Session | 892 Comments

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