A Ponder Gander w Vincent Easley II – 2019-06-28 – Oregon Standoff – Senate Republican Walkout

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Beyond the Job. Oregon Senators Protecting Their Constituency.

                       Comported Avoidance.                                                                                                                               When is Enough is Enough?

Republicans fled amid the Democratic Super Majority in Oregon State Legislature 2019 Regular Session failing the numbers required for a Quorum. 

Best known as Cap and Trade in Oregon’s House Bill 2020, a punitive carbon tax, or pay to pollute climate change measure misses the mark.

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Oregon Senate Republicans leave the state to avoid climate bill vote

“Protesting cap-and-trade by walking out today represents our constituency and exactly how we should be doing our job,” Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr., of Grants Pass, said in a written statement Thursday morning.

Update: Nine of the Senate’s 12 Republicans filed into the Senate chamber shortly after 9 a.m. (Sat. 06-29-2019 […] As one of its first orders of business, the Senate seemed to dispatch House Bill 2020, the proposal that spurred Republicans to begin their walkout on June 20. https://www.opb.org/news/article/as-republicans-return-senate-moves-at-blistering-pace

The highly contentious legislation would institute a sweeping cap-and-trade program in Oregon.

Oregon Senate Standoff Continues: Could A Few Words Make A Difference?  by  June 21, 2019. | Salem, Ore.

Republican senators refused to show up for work at the Oregon Legislature for a second day Friday, and their standoff with Democrats seemed to have no end in sight.

State police communicating with missing Oregon senators as Democrats balk at any new deal.
 June 20, 2019
Republicans disappear, Democrats dig in, State Police get polite and the next steps for the Oregon Legislature are unclear. Gov. Kate Brown appears in no mood to deal as she did last month to end a similar walkout by Senate Republicans.

Oregon legislators in the minority have often used walkouts as leverage., Salem Statesman JournalPublished June 20, 2019 

: in 2001 then Sen-Dem Leader called the House Dems walkout in 2001 VERY APPROPRIATE & said, “Under certain circumstances, it’s fair to say we would use all tools available to us & stage a similar boycott.” Well  [sic] here we are, Senate Rs fighting for Oregonians.

Here are some of the most significant ones prior to Thursday’s walkout:

If The Oregon Republicans Walk Out On The 2020 Vote Can Police Really Arrest Them? Lars Larson@LarsLarsonShow

Lars brings on Bernie Giusto, retired Multnomah County Sheriff, to discuss what actions Governor Kate Brown is planning on taking in regards to Republican senators walking out to block the vote on HB 2020.  Kate Brown has threatened to send state troopers to round up the Republican’s but can the police physically arrest them?  Listen below for more.

There is a provision in the state constitution that says lawmakers can be compelled to attend a floor session in the Senate.

Duty to enforce laws and regulations of agencies.

The state police, with the approval of the Governor, may be called upon by any other branch or department of the state government to enforce criminal laws or any regulation of such branch or department.

[Amended by 1971 c.58 1] 2011 Oregon Revised Statutes ORS Volume 5, Chapters 171 – 200 ORS Chapter 181.050 Universal Citation: OR Rev Stat § 181.050 (through Leg Sess 2011)

Police start searching for senators , Salem Statesman Journal Published June 20, 2019

Oregon State Police began calling the Republican members trying to determine their locations.

One theory in the Capitol is that a handful of Republicans boarded a small plane Wednesday afternoon and flew to Missoula, Montana.


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Listed below are all current Republican State Senators.  Also listed are their Capitol phone numbers, and email, office, and website addresses.

Oregon State Senators – Republicans – Democrats

Oregon Laws 1999-2018 Sessions

The Oregon Laws are often called the “session laws.” Each enrolled bill approved by the Governor is assigned an Oregon Laws chapter number by the Secretary of State. Chapter numbering begins with 1 for each regular or special session. Statutory initiatives adopted by the voters receive Oregon Laws chapter numbers for the regular session that follows the election.

Oregon Senate President: Cap-And-Trade Bill Is Dead by  OPB June 25

On the fifth day Republican Senators have skipped the session in protest over the cap-and-trade bill — and in an apparent attempt to bring them back — Courtney gave assurances that the bill would die in the Senate chamber.

The various funds and grant programs outlined in the bill are vacuous, indefinite and ambivalent

What has made few inroads into the national news cycle is the rebellion of truckers, loggers and, according to a source, upcoming protest by farmers. 

Under the Oregon constitution, Article II, §2 “(2) Provision may be made by law to require that persons who vote upon questions of levying special taxes or issuing public bonds shall be taxpayers.” As this cap and trade appears to be a special tax, wouldn’t a referendum vote be necessary to implement the plan rather than legislative action?

Perhaps the democrats believe that by levying a tax without calling it a tax, terming them “allowances” that can be auctioned and awarded as “credits” against greenhouse gases emitted, they are sidestepping the constitutional directive stated in Article IX §3: “Tax Imposed Only by Law; Statement of Purpose – No tax shall be levied except in accordance with law. Every law imposing a tax shall state distinctly the purpose to which the revenue shall be applied.”

Dead or Playing Possum?

Oregon Senate President Suggests HB2020 Is Dead By Jim Ferretti Jun 25, 2019

Oregon Republican lawmakers say they are “not taking any chances” 

Government Isn’t Just For Tyrants Anymore.

news tip, you all need to pay attention to Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown vs OR GOP and militia situation. Sketchy [sic] situation going down. By 


Runaway Senators, Militias and Koch Money: What the Hell Just Happened in Oregon? Rolling Stone

The Republican war on democracy has ground the state’s government to a halt.

Oregon Senate session canceled after militia threat by Steve Benham, KATU.com Staff. Friday, June 21st, 2019

Oregon State Police confirmed to KATU that Saturday’s session was called off. The Associated Press reported a spokeswoman for Senate President Peter Courtney said state police recommended the Capitol be closed Saturday.

Oregon Statehouse Shut Down After Lawmakers Flee, Right-Wing Militia Announce Protest. Kelly Weill, Reporter.  thedailybeast.com Published 06.22.19

Meanwhile, militia announced they would join a two-day “Rally to Take the Capital.” Security concerns prompted Democrats to cancel Saturday’s session.


The Insanity in Oregon Is a Glimpse of Our Very Dark Future. BY 

People with guns have involved themselves in a legislative dispute while the officials of one political party cheer them on.

In these times, everything looks like an ill omen. The capitol is crowded with crows. But it is not an exaggeration to say that if you’re not following the ongoing insanity in Oregon, you are missing a look into a very dark future. It begins with a not-at-all-unusual squabble between the Republicans in the Oregon legislature and the Democratic Governor, Kate Brown. 

Extras… https://www.opb.org/news  – https://www.newsweek.com/oregon-republicans-flee-idaho-fox-news-climate-change-bill-gloat-1445731 –  https://www.wweek.com/news/2017/02/07/former-top-fbi-agent-in-oregon-lands-at-local-railcar-and-barge-maker

Who is he for whom you raise the gallows-tree? He who serves me best’ said he.
The Hangman by Maurice Ogden. A film by Les Goldman read by Herschel Bernardi. Animation by Paul Julian, musical score by Serge Hovey.
The motto on the courthouse is a quotation from Virgil. It translates to “Having Been Warned, Learn Justice.”

Unbound. The Whole Truth and nothing but.

The Beautiful Thing About The TRUTH Is It’s So Easy To Tell. — Carol Bundy
Sometimes you make do with what you got.”

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That’s me in the white T-shirt under the bridge in back up high right beneath where Eric Ej Parker watched over The People that came to #StandInTheGap SHOUTING LOUDLY echoing what is The American Way. Truth and Justice, not Just Because you say. The Government is Of and By WE the People, not to be Ruled Over by Force of Might and governed without Representation.


As a member of the minor media*, Vincent encamped at what has been called, The Battle of Bunkerville reported via Internet Radio from the Bundy Ranch Standoff in the Spring of 2014 along the Virgin River in Southern Nevada. He returned to Las Vegas for the Federal Trial of USA vs Bundy et al. as a reporter and as a witness (#303) for the defense.

History and Current Events, Live Stream, Video and Radio Broadcasts of the Stand-Off led by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) against the “Peaceful Pushback” Protest, “Standing in the Gap” at the Bundy Ranch​ the Spring of 2014.

Vincent Easley II, Continuing to Stand and Witness from the Las Vegas Bundy Ranch Trial. Bundy Ranch Stand-Off
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