Archive for 'Core Principles'

Thank you for standing with us and congratulations!

Thank you everyone who voted for us and supported us.  Special thanks to my wife Lora, who defended me against all comers and prevailed.  Thank you to my children, Mike, who carried Liberty’s banner at Saturday Market and on Independence Day in Corbett; Rob, who carried Liberty’s banner at Pride, Freedom Fest, and Independence Day; […]

Health Care is still the issue

We asked Mr. Blumenauer about his and Mr. Obama’s health care bill, in person, when he was out at Bumpers a little while back.  He told us that we wouldn’t even know what is in the bill for another four years, but we can count on rising costs, loss of personal privacy, and loss of individual liberty through government mandates.  Most […]

Enterprise drives job creation. Period.

An exerpt from the Oregonian Voter’s Guide:  What can we do to get this country working again? Enterprise drives wealth and job creation. We need a national competition strategy that makes America the boldest enterprise zone in the world, lowers the cost of doing business today, and seeks to attract and keep businesses (and manufacturing) […]

Innovation is the Answer

  Homo sapiens are innovators and builders by nature, programmed by our creator to use our talents and abilities to survive and advance.  We are innovators and undertakers of great challenges, rivalling the ants and bees and other industrious species on this planet.  Without mandate, we build hospitals and schools and undertake other praiseworthy work.  In […]

Jeff’s Vision in Oregonian Voters Guide

I set out a vision for prosperity in the Oregonian Voters Guide.  We need a real American work out and a real competition strategy.  We need to make America the boldest enterprise zone in the world.  Compare my vision with Earl’s, side by side.  Then you decide who has the vision, passion, and results oriented […]


Sustainability is a principle we understand in Oregon. We often apply it to the environment, but it applies to our social and economic systems, including government, as well. Unfortunately, our current course of government is not sustainable. We are trading our independence and freedom for unsustainable entitlements and foreign entanglements.  A train wreck is coming. Government solutions are not […]

Just Say No

Are you disaffected like me? I’ve been to a lot of places during this campaign and engaged the major parties.   It is no wonder that we all fear them.    Their power is deep and corrupted by special interests.    We have few good options in the short term.  If you elect the incumbent Democrats again, you are voting […]

My Mom (Helen) is the best!

Mothers do all kinds of things for their children, but my Mom is the best of all.   On Saturday, she marched in the St. Johns Parade with me.  Can you think of a greater act of love than that?  We had a great time.  It reminded of me being a kid and working with her […]

The Great Libertarian in the Sky

Some cite God’s nonintervention in human misery as evidence He does not exist (Kip would add, “as if anyone could even know that”).   They just can’t imagine why God wouldn’t intervene and take care of us if He is there and all powerful.  I used to ask myself that same question.  The answer, however, is quite simple.   […]

Sustainability and Enterprise

Small government, low taxes and more freedom mean more jobs and a sustainable economy now and in the future.

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