With another Democrat representing the district in Salem, will he or she hold fast to a progressive agenda and leave a large minority without any representation at all? Of the past is any judge, the answer is probably yes.
Our American republican democracy requires a pluristic government that respects the rights of minorities of opinion, not just minority races or other protected classes. If all a majority political party does is further it's own policies and goals, the government becomes a mobocracy. America's founders wanted to protect the Constitution from devolving into an instrument of tyranny. Their goal was that government should protect the freedoms and rights of all Americans, not just those of one party.
If one party gains dominance at some point, it needs to consider the opinions and rights of the minority because someday they might be in the minority position and need such protections. Oregon has been a single party state for some time now, and the idealogues of the far left have become more influential. They flaunt their extremist views openly because they feel protected by the invincibility and rightness of their causes, not stopping to consider the legitimacy of economic or social facts and other points of view.
Progressive elites are now vying for Ann Lininger's state House of Representatives position seat. Few so far have shown the respect, deference or humility that goes with the power and responsibility of governing. They are not worthy of our votes, though this is an appointed position, they need only to appeal to the ruling Democrat Party.
Here are the first lot - more to come.? Where are the interviews with Joe Buck and Theresa Kohlhoff? Why are these missing, or did I miss something in the news?
Lake Oswego Review, July 28, 2017 By Gary Stein
Political consultants, restaurateur say they'll seek appointment to House District 38 seat
Andrea Salinas, Neil H. Simon, Daniel Nguyen and Moses Ross add their names to a field that already includes two Lake Oswego city councilors
That means championing health care for all, strengthening education, addressing income inequality and assuring affordable housing," Simon said. When is income "equal?" When we all make the same amount? Or at some other level of "fairness" he and his cronies (the democratic/socialist mob) determines is right?
"If we can create more commuter options with mass-transit, bike lanes and express lanes, we can shorten commutes, give people more time with their families, reduce carbon emissions and combat global warming," he said. "We love our pocket of Oregon for the quality of life it brings. Now it's up to us to work to conserve it for the next generation." Let's see definitive proof that any of these claims are true, especially in the suburbs. Research has shown that these claims, while popula, are not true.
He sounds more purple than blue. Can he make it to the top in an increasingly progressive, leftist party?