FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Klamath Falls, OR — Oregon Firearms Federation PAC (OFF-PAC) has endorsed Dennis Linthicum for State Senate District #28.
OFF-PAC is the political action committee of the Oregon Firearms Federation (OFF), an organization that works tirelessly to educate the public and elect men and women who believe in the public’s God given rights to self protection.
Mr. Linthicum’s campaign said they received correspondence that stated, “The Oregon Firearms Federation Political Action Committee is pleased to endorse Dennis Linthicum for Senate District 28.”
Oregon Firearms Federation and Mr. Linthicum have a long-standing relationship and Linthicum has spoken many times on self-defense issues and the Constitutional values that support self-defense protections for the most vulnerable.
The Oregon Firearms Federation (OFF) is Oregon’s only no-compromise gun rights organization diligently protecting gun owners’ rights in Oregon and the United States.
In response, Mr. Linthicum said, “I am extremely pleased to be associated with Oregon Firearms Federation and I am happy to receive their endorsement. OFF is always first on-the-scene when gun-owner issues arise in the Oregon legislature and they are continually providing valuable educational resources to all Oregonians.”
For more information about Dennis Linthicum and his candidacy, visit:
Last week, Diane and I joined with hundreds of others to hear KrisAnne Hall in Prineville, Oregon.
KrisAnne is an attorney and former prosecutor who travels the country teaching the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. She spent all day (in three different meetings and settings) connecting a vast array of historical events and painting a poignant picture. Her presentation did a wonderful job of “connecting the dots.” She used history to powerfully stress the fact that ideas have consequences.
It reminded me of the famous saying, “Every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.” (Mt. 7:17) And so it is with ideas – good ideas produce good results and bad ideas, bad.
Today, more and more people are wondering about the limits of government because they are challenging the bad ideas that come from big government. This is good news. Our culture needs people who are willing to consider these things.
FDR and his “New Deal” brought the Socialist/Progressive ideas to Main Street America. He promoted a big, fatherly government watching over its citizens, regulating their economic affairs, protecting them from fear, want, and hunger while insuring their "general welfare.” During the Great Depression these ideas sounded promising. However, across America today we see the destructive results of government overreach.
America was built on the solid foundation of constitutionally limited government, individual liberty, and free market economies.
The prevailing sentiment today is overwhelmingly in support of regaining America’s traditional approach to self-governance, family and freedom.
The small minority of people spouting today’s confused claims for socialistic betterment can only do so with other people’s resources and money. This is where the average person awakens. It always happens when you feel someone’s hands in your own pockets.
Yet, the minority keeps claiming it will be better if we would just let the controllers control us. I disagree. The evidence is in and the results stink.
KrisAnne gave one example that particularly hit home, since I am on the campaign trial in Oregon’s 28th Senate District. She quoted James Madison’s words,
“the State Legislatures will jealously and closely watch the operations of this Government, and be able to resist with more effect every assumption of power, than any other power on earth can do;”
It was Madison’s sincere belief that the State Legislatures were “to be sure guardians of the people's liberty.”
Although quotes like this seem outmoded because they were made 230 years ago they are still relevant and directly applicable.
Take ObamaCare for example. We don’t need to put the House, Senate and Presidency into the hands of Republicans to repeal it because we can void it at our state’s legislature.
The same goes for the recent attempts to destroy the clean energy hydroelectric facilities on the Klamath River. This issue does not rightfully belong to FERC, Senators Merkley, Wyden, Feinstein, or Boxer but rather it belongs to the people of Oregon and California.
Chief Justice John Roberts told us as much in his opinion for the first ObamaCare Supreme Court challenge – NFIB v. Sebelius. Justice Roberts made it clear and he firmly reiterated the idea that our state governments have the duty to defend the powers they retained under the U.S. Constitution.
Justice Roberts wrote, “In the typical case we look to the States to defend their prerogatives by adopting ‘the simple expedient of not yielding’ to federal blandishments when they do not want to embrace the federal policies as their own.”
Justice Roberts then added , “The States are separate and independent sovereigns. Sometimes they have to act like it.”
As your next State Senator, I will be proud to defend Oregon’s prerogatives, while jealously and closely watching for, and resisting, every assumption of power by any agency or body that has not been delegated that authority under our US Constitution.
Oregon has a way to go, but we will prevail!
My thanks to KrisAnne Hall and all of those across Oregon, and in Prineville, who realize that “We the People” are the solution to Oregon’s problems. who realize that “We the People” are the solution to Oregon’s problems.
“If once [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and governors shall all become wolves.”
Congratulations! The Oregon Right to Life PAC Board has endorsed you for the 2016 Primary Election. We are pleased to have the opportunity to endorse a candidate such as yourself; someone who recognizes and is willing to defend the right to life of all persons.
Our policy is to not release endorsements to the media. We communicate our support to pro-life voters. However, you are free to utilize this endorsement in whatever manner your campaign deems the most beneficial.
As an endorsed candidate, you have access to Oregon Right to Life PAC’s list for your district. Attached is an information sheet that explains the process of accessing the list and communicating with it in various ways. Feel free to contact the Oregon Right to Life PAC Office with any questions.
Thank you again for your strong pro-life stance and your willingness to stand up for the rights of the unborn, elderly, critically ill and disabled. Remember that Oregon Right to Life PAC is an excellent source of information and support. Please let us know how we can best help your campaign effort.
We look forward to working with you during this campaign season and in the Oregon Legislature!
Sincerely for Life,
Director of Political Operations
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