Is Oregon going to follow California down the rabbit hole of plastic straw illegality? Eugene City Council recently held a work session to see if it would be feasible to Outlaw single use plastic food containers or use items. They are discussing drafting an Ordinance toward the goal of making it illegal to disseminate single use plastic items for food or drink consumption. While having already banned plastic bags in 2013. This reporter makes a simple choice when it comes to Eugene and their plastic bag ordinance, while I am concerned about the environment, it is not your job in government to choose for me whether or not I want a plastic bag, so I choose to buy my products elsewhere and Eugene just does not get my money. Springfield, I am sure appreciates the boon in business as there grocery stores and retail centers saw increases across the board after the 2013 ban. I am sure the same will happen this time if there is a ban on straws and plastic spoons, sporks, and such. We will see the fast food businesses in Springfield boom and the ones in Eugene suffer under government oppression and regulation. Remember it at the polls people, less government is good for Capitalism, more Government is bad. With Portland banning single use plastic items for food consumption, what worries me is that we may be following California down the Rabbit Hole they went down, a place of silliness and over regulation, who knows, next they will want us to be strapping fart collectors on the back of our deer so as to limit their effect on the environment. Regulation to a point is okay, but as we saw with former President Obama, over regulation will stifle an economy like a damper on a stove, open the damper, elect officials who will lift some regulation and watch your economy flourish. Contact your legislator and tell them, straws are okay, spoons and sporks are also okay, this is not California and if people want California then move there, please, don’t ruin our state just because you get your feelings hurt.
With his Secret Service Detail not being paid and still working due to the Democrats failing to fund the wall to halt the flow of illegal immigration into this country former President Bush bought pizza for his protective detail, as they are not being paid and still working to protect him. With Cartels and Democrats hoping to keep a wall unfunded the wall remains a topic where President Trump has stood his ground saying he wants the wall funded to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the country. Border Patrol Officials indicate the as much as 90% of the flow of illegal immigration could be stemmed by the wall being built along our southern border. With illegal immigration costing America 150 billion annually, it seems like pure logic to pay the 5.7 billion and fund the wall.
The Oregon Legislature is going to be hearing a new bill, SB-501. Which if enacted would require a permit before purchasing a gun, restrict magazine sizes to five rounds or less. It would also require gun locking and storage requirements. The Democrats Representative Andrea Salinas and Democratic State Senator Rob Wagner from Tualatin are the sponsors of the bill. With the legislature convening on the 22nd of January, quite a few bills will be heard concerning gun restrictions, nearly a dozen. With gun crime in Oregon among the lowest in the nation, I fear politics is at the center of this play toward restricting the gun rights of citizens. Enforcement of our current gun laws still is not at a 100 percent with some judges in counties such as Washington and Multnomah being relatively lenient on already existing gun laws. Though the law has a low chance of passing, just the fact that legislators think they can put this on the floor and hope to infringe the 2nd Amendment Rights of Oregonians shows they clearly cannot be trusted to remain in office. Wherever you live, whoever you vote for, make sure they support and defend the rights we have in place as they are now. If you notice, there is a undercurrent in America now toward the suppression of the 2nd Amendment. This right is the cornerstone of all other rights in the Constitution, it is what gives each and every American their teeth, it holds the government accountable to the people, if the people no longer have a way to defend themselves against tyranny, then tyranny will win the day. History is the best predictor of past behavior, everywhere that guns have been allowed to be removed from the population other rights have been removed piece by piece, sometimes Fascism, Communism, or Socialism takes hold and mass executions take place. Our forefathers saw fit to give each and every American the right to defend ourselves from the very thing, the right to defend ourselves, to defend our free speech, our rights against unreasonable search and seizure, and to due process. Remember to call your legislator as soon as possible and tell them to vote No on SB-501, and every other bill that restricts the rights of a free people to keep and bear arms.
Our President, whether you like him or not wants a wall built along our southern border with Mexico. The shared border is roughly 1954 miles long, porous in some places and impossible to traverse in others. With 580 miles of barriers and walls already in place, the President is calling for 5 billion dollars to be funded for the wall in the upcoming budget. Democrats in Congress have resisted putting that much money in the budget as an obstruction to one of Trump’s cornerstone campaign pledges. Why do Democrats and liberals not want a wall with Mexico? I began exploring answers to that question and found a few disturbing revelations; Democrats control most of the local governments of the large cities in America, with a border wall, which is estimated to reduce drug smuggling into the U.S by as much as 80 percent. This would go horrible for Democrats seeking re-election, showing that the wall works, then by the rising drug prices in the inner cities, crime would go through rampant growth by as much as 400 percent, with addicts committed more and more crime to feed the ever growing prices of street level narcotics. Democrats would be seen as losing control, much as New York was viewed in 1994 when Rudy Giulianii a Republican was elected to reduce crime in the city, due to an apparent out of control crime problem. Democrats cannot afford to lose control of their inner cities, they cannot afford for that voter base to see Republican candidates doing a good job, if they were they may lose control of that cities voting base and as such the congressional districts, poor people would see a Republican party as a saviour and it would certainly spell the demise of the Democrats who rely on poor and minority ignorance to get re-elected; Second is that according to Senator Diane Feinstein (D) California said ” who will pick our crops.” if there are no illegal aliens, indicating that illegal immigrant farm workers were being used to replace American workers for lower pay to perform work that was beneath or below an American worker, sound familiar? From 1830 until the beginning of the civil war in 1861, slaves were used to pick cotton primarily, with abolish advocates seeking the end to slavery Democratic Party shouts of “who will pick our cotton!” Also the calling card of slave owners attempting to keep slavery legal. Illegal immigrants are the Democratic Parties slaves, by giving them an estimated 100 billion dollars a year nationally in social program assistance, and using them in their fields they have just changed the color and nationality of their slaves. I am still pondering the question of why the Democrats would not seal the border with a wall to stop human trafficking, by funneling sex trade workers, terrorists, exploited children they are just continuing to agree to the slavery and abuse of these people. The DEA announced that building a wall along the southern border would slow the flow of drugs into the country. The U.S Border Patrol agrees with the President in that a wall would reduce illegal immigration by 90 percent across the southern border. With illegal immigration costing 100 billion dollars a year. Building a wall would pay for itself in the first six months and would pay for itself 500 times in the first ten years, but when did making sense affect the decision of the government? The answer to that is Donald J. Trump, he seems to be trying to make sense, doing things that make the country better, thinking of America first before other nations. He has put forth requests to have NATO partner nations to begin paying their fair share. Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord, not because Climate change is a myth, but because not all of the nations in the accord were being treated fairly, China and India did not have to meet the same standards in the accord that the U.S. did until the year 2040. In short, the Democrats don’t want a wall because of Donald J. Trump. Senator Schumer (D) New York said in 2009 that a strong southern wall was needed to keep out illegal immigration, Even Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton have statements on the record where they supported a strong southern wall to prevent illegal immigration. They probably held that stance until they realized they needed those future votes to stay in power, as those educated Americans realize that the Democratic Party does not have the best interest of America at heart, but they have the best interests of their pocketbooks as heart.
A staff writer for the Federalist, a conservative online newspaper has died suddenly, apparently of H1N1 and meningitis. The weird thing about this is that the writer had just broken a story on Robert Mueller, that indicated Mueller had destroyed evidence that may have implicated Peter Strozk in a criminal conspiracy. Strozk who was fired from the FBI for lying under oath, was the agent responsible for the Clinton email investigation and was also one of the instigating agents on the Trump dossier. Bre Payton who often times appeared on Fox news as a consultant, was with family when she passed away.