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Democrats are running roughshod over the state constitution in the Legislature

To the editor:

We have a severe problem here in the formerly great state of Oregon. We have a Democrat-controlled Legislature that is hell bent on punishing the innocent and rewarding the guilty.

For example, Senate Bill 978, the so-called omnibus gun laws bill, which thankfully failed, is a direct attack on the constitutional rights of legal, law-abiding gun owners who have committed no crime nor broken any laws.

It doesn't matter that you may be innocent of any crime, the Democrats seem determined to decide what rights you do and do not have, regardless of the Constitution.

On the other hand, House Bill 2015, passed by the House on June 18 and passed by the Senate on June 29, allows undocumented illegal aliens to obtain a driver's license.

That means that if you are here in violation of our immigration laws, an act which makes you a criminal, the Democrats in the Oregon Legislature want to reward you for breaking the law. In addition, the Democrats added an "emergency clause" to the bill, making it impossible for Oregon voters to hold a referendum, something that was done with Measure 88 in 2014. In other words, the Democrats in the Oregon Legislature know what's better for you and the state of Oregon, than you do. Remember, in their minds they are the masters and you are the servants.

It is way past time for legal Oregon citizens to vote the Democrat plantation owners out of office in disgrace, and replace them with citizen legislators who will protect the rights of all legal Oregon citizens and work to protect and defend the Constitution as it is written.

It is time to return to a government of the people, by the people and for the people, to the people of Oregon!

James Kolousek, Gaston

Leadership lacking at Newberg Animal Shelter

To the editor:

What is going on with the Newberg Animal Shelter? Every organization in the county who deals with the public is subject to certain minimum standards of accountability.

At the very least all animals put up for adoption should be in good health the time they are released for adoption. I recently adopted a kitten which had ringworm. When I found out I immediately called the shelter to alert them of the problem. I called during normal business hours and got a recording. I left a message and no one bothered to call back. Three days later I called back. The person who answered the phone was very rude and indifferent.

According to my veterinarian every other animal, or human, who came into contact with my kitten could now have ringworm.

I sent an email to the shelter board, and not one of them has given me the courtesy of a response. This is not how a responsible shelter operates! I think an independent review needs to be conducted immediately. Shelter management is obviously not doing its job.

Kelly Brown, Portland


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