Posts Tagged ‘rights’

Never-ending Racial Discrimination

According to a recent Oregonian article, the issue of racial discrimination in housing is as bad as ever.  In the story, we find that the Fair Housing Council of Oregon sent black and white testers with the same credentials into Beaverton and Ashland to look at apartments advertised in newspapers and online.  In the tests, […]

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I Might be the Next Accused

I have been giving a lot of thought about my last two blog entries:  One being the story of a state that wants to put GPS tracking in my vehicle in the interest of taxing me bu how far I drive and where, and the other the story of an overzealous police department that questions […]

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The Real Mission of the Border Patrol

Thanks to a recent Seattle P-I article, we now have some facts and figures on the roadblocks being set up by the US Border Patrol on Washington State highways and at ferry terminals.  From the beginning, the justification made by the Border Patrol for using this technique of stopping everyone to make them prove their […]

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Choosing Whether We Live or Die

I have been watching an ongoing case in Oregon City, Oregon that involves a couple who let their 16-year-old child die.  In this case, the couple cites the fact that they are members of the Followers of Christ Church in Oregon City, which practices faith healing, as an excuse for killing their child. While I […]

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Vote NO on Oregon Ballot Measure 64

If Oregon Ballot Measure 64 looks like something that Oregonians have voted on many times before, that’s probably because it is. Measure 64 prohibits money collected with the use of public resources from being used for political purposes, except elections, official voter pamphlets and most lobbying. “Political purpose” is defined as: candidates, political committee or […]

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Vote YES on Oregon Ballot Measure 56

Oregon Ballot Measure 56 is probably the most important of the ballot measures to be voted on in the November 2008 elections.  This constitutional amendment fixes a problem that was brought on by the passing of a previous constitutional amendment a number of years ago. Oregon Ballot Measure 56 is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment which, […]

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Gay Marriage — and Other Issues

We have reports today that the California Supreme Court has overturned a voter-enacted law that prohibits marriage between persons of the same gender in that state. While I certainly congratulate the people who want to get married in their new-found ability to do so, I believe that this issue tells us so much more about […]

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