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January 20, 2013

CRC and Guns, the Push Back Grows

by lewwaters

US ConstitutionOur nation was founded on the republican ideal of guarantees of individual liberty and of constraining the power of government through a system of separation of powers, best expressed by Thomas Jefferson as “the unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Republicanism emphasizes that “people are sovereign and not hereditary kings, demanded civic duty, feared corruption, and rejected any aristocracy.”

Since that founding, primarily in the last half of the 20th century we have seen a very gradual erosion of those ideals we were founded on and that served us well over the decades as politicians leaning left gained office with tactics of class envy, demonization of the opposition, ever raising of taxes to fund special projects likely funneling our money into either their pockets or the pockets of some of the very people they demonize with their class envy.

While this is readily seen across the spectrum, two areas will be my focus here, areas of concern for us locally that threaten our way of life and ability to secure our right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” the Columbia River Crossing project and our second amendment right to bear arms.

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