Remove Some State Control of Local Bonds

Vote Yes on Measure 102 It’s a bit wonky, but simply put Measure 102 would allow public-private partnerships to use voter-approved bonds to build affordable housing. Currently, Oregon’s Constitution prohibits this. Affordable housing, however one defines it, is clearly a critical problem in our region. It directly affects most Oregon families. Measure 102 is one of various ongoing attempts by…

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No Taxes On Our Daily Bread

This week we are addressing Oregon’s five ballot measures. We hope to generate some discussion of these as we prepare our 2018 Biblical Ballot Measure Voters Guide. We will be mailing the guides in early October. We’d like to hear from you before we finalize our commentary. Please request a copy by clicking the Subscribe button, and to volunteer to…

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The Bible and State Funding of Abortion

Vote Yes on Measure 106 This week we are addressing Oregon’s five ballot measures. We hope to generate some discussion of these as we prepare our 2018 Biblical Ballot Measure Voters Guide. We will be mailing the guides in early October. We’d like to hear from you before we finalize our commentary. Please request a copy by clicking the Subscribe…

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The Bible and Oregon’s Sanctuary State Status

Vote Yes on Measure 105 Today we begin addressing Oregon’s five ballot measures. We hope to generate some discussion of these as we prepare our 2018 Biblical Ballot Measure Voters Guide. We will be mailing the guides in early October. We’d like to hear from you before we finalize our commentary. Please request a copy by clicking the Subscribe button,…

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Gradualism, Knute Buehler, and Our Big Problem this Fall

  “first the blade, then the ear, then the full corn in the ear” Mark 4:28 Our Savior’s comments compare the kind of “natural” growth we see all around us with the gradual growth of the Kingdom. Like us, the King of Kings had to deal with revolutionaries, people who would only engage if immediate and comprehensive reversal could be…

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A Way Out of Government School Tyranny – ESAs

So you don’t want your children or grandchildren taught the progressive agenda of sexual aberration, socialism, radical environmentalism and common core. And you don’t want your kids forced to share bathrooms and showers with members of the opposite sex. You want to exercise more oversight of their education, but you can’t afford private school. Help is on the way! ESAs…

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Government School Tyranny – And An Answer!

We got another “pound sand” message to parents and their high school students last month. But the same Portland federal judge who delivered the message also gave them the answer to their dilemma. Parental oversight of government schools, student well-being at those schools and sanity itself were dealt a blow last month. In July, a federal judge in Portland ruled…

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Few But Mighty – Our 2018 Oregon Ballot Measures

In addition to critical votes for state lawmakers and Governor, there are five measures on Oregon’s November ballot. Measure 102 would allow municipal bond revenue to fund privately owned affordable housing. Another attempt to address homelessness and housing problems around the edges, without addressing the core issues. Measure 103 would ban taxes on groceries. This is preemptive, since there is…

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Kate Brown is Bi

Two weeks ago, OPB’s Think Out Loud radio show featured hour-long interviews with Kate Brown and Knute Buehler. One of these two will be Oregon’s governor next January. These shows are available online and were replayed on OPB’s Politics Now. They were excellent interviews, dealing with their backgrounds and personal life, not with public policy issues. They both came across…

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