Thank you for Memorial Day support, questions about Portland mayor's attempt to limit free speech for the right.

SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO - Spotlight letters to the editor published June 2, 2017.

Thank you for your Memorial Day support

I would like to thank the following organizations and businesses for their donations in personnel and goods that made our Scappoose Memorial Day Service and Lunch, and to those who took time out of their schedules to honor our heroes who gave their lives so the rest of us could live in a free and just country.

Thank you to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, American Legion Post 42, Catholic War Veterans — Oregon, Knights of Columbus Council 3302 and Assembly 1292, Franz Bakery, Reser's Fine Foods, Frito-Lay, Market Fresh, Safeway, Fred Meyer, and Means Nursery.

I hope everyone took time on our most sacred nonreligious day to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we could live in peace.

SFC Bernard Offley,

USA Ret.


Portland politicians enabling lawbreakers

Recently Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland asked to have a free speech rally in Portland on June 4 shut down and its permits pulled. He is also asking that the permits being applied for on June 10 not be issued to conservatives.

He is quick to criticize the right for having a rally, but not the terrorists who are showing up to confront them. What should we expect from a person who recently gave in to terrorist threats and shut down a parade? It is amazing how these fools think that free speech is only meant for people who don't offend the left's mentally dysfunctional ideology, when in fact the protection for free speech is actually for unpopular speech — popular speech doesn't need defending.

I have been told that MoveOn (former President Barack Obama's group, aka "Bozo's group") has coordinated efforts for Antifa, Black Bloc, Redneck Revolt, John Brown Militia and Black Lives Matters to wreak havoc on the legal rally that is being put on in Portland. These groups are more than likely being paid to create disorder and confusion. 

This rally has a more than good chance of turning into a riot as I hear that the left is coming to start trouble. The Federal Protective Service, a police division with the national Department of Homeland Security, will be there along with the Portland Police Bureau, and I have been told that even those defending themselves may very well be arrested. This could be a setting for a perfect storm since at the same time that the Rose Festival is going on.

Portlanders have no one to blame but themselves. They have been giving in to these terrorists for years now, from allowing Occupy to invade and live in tents in the city to all of the riots and vandalism they have allowed recently, including but not limited to the disparity of force applied to Michael Strickland, a journalist who was forced to defend himself because he feared for his life. Mike didn't fit the right ideology and was given a kangaroo court and found guilty of 21 crimes.

It is amazing how far Portland's politicians will go to enforce their Marxist ideology and voter base, even at the expense of the right to defend yourself, which no longer exists in Portland contrary to state law.

I have faced these anarcho-communists before and I tell you, they are cowards, that's why they wear masks. They don't care about property rights, free speech or the rule of law, they just want sustained social political power and to "tear the whole thing down," no matter the costs.

The Portland politicians need to quit protecting and enabling these criminals to violate the law. I have a feeling that if Portlandia would enforce the rule of law, quit having sit-ins with these freaks singing "Kumbaya" and hold them accountable, they would probably run home to their mommys and hide in their safe place.

Chris Brumbles

Deer Island

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