P.O. Box 12887
Salem, OR 97309
P.O. Box 12887
Salem, OR 97309
Dr. Edward J Erler
Professor of Political Science, California State University, San Bernadino
The following is adapted from a lecture delivered at Hillsdale College on September 9, 2012, during a conference on "The Supreme Court: History and Current Controversies".
Reprinted with permission from Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI.
AN IMPORTANT CASE [was heard by the Supreme Court on 10 October] involving a race-conscious affirmative action program at the University of Texas. This case, Fisher v. Texas, will decide whether racial classifications intended to promote student diversity are consistent with the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
In her November newsletter, State Rep. Kim Thatcher takes a final (fond?) look at the election that concludes in two days (as of this writing) and pays tribute to veterans — in particular, PFC Ryan Hill, late of Keizer, who died in action in Iraq in 2007.
Her commentary focuses on two consequences of Oregon's failure to comply with the federal Real ID Act: that Oregon driver's licenses will no longer be acceptable ID for entrance in federal buildings and
State Rep. Kim Thatcher's September newsletter focuses on the always-relevant (especially this time of year) topic of election fraud — particularly voter registration problems. Oregon's vote-by-mail system rests entirely on the integrity of the voter registration process and the implementation of checks to prevent duplication and other forms of gaming the system. As Rep. Thatcher points out, Oregon ain't there yet.
by Jim Huffman — Professor of Constitutional Law, Lewis & Clark College School of Law
[Editor's note: This article was originally published at The Daily Caller and NW Free Press. Jim Huffman was the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010. After reading this article, be sure to sign up for Hillsdale's new course Constitution 201]
The Constitution is down, but not out —
Title 36, Chapter 1, Section 106 of the United States Code declares that September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
has added to its online study series on the U.S. Constitution, introducing Constitution 201: The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism. The ten-week course will feature lectures from Hillsdale professors, including college president Dr. Larry Arnn, and like its predecessor will provide additional topical resources.
Money IS the mother's milk of politics. Why? We face a well-funded and full time PAID adversary. Check out our new online donation site here. Consider this for a moment: When only 20% of Marion County's registered Republicans decide to kick in a mere $4.00 a month the MCRCC will have:
A full time staffed office
A year-round phone bank
Paid crews knocking on doors and registering voters (as the Democrats do)
A full time presence in the Capitol during legislative sessions
The power to elect conservative Republicans to county and state office
And the best part? That $4.00 is free! The Oregon Political Tax Credit will offset the entire cost of funding the Fight for Freedom. Is Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness worth a $4.00 per month outlay that will be completely refunded at tax time?