This makes the entrenched elites extremely difficult adversaries. But, it is our “skin in the game.” We have the most to lose and therefore, we have the most to gain.
These burdens hamper our cause of human liberty.
This is why Thomas Jefferson wrote, “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”
It is our responsibility is to demand adherence to our US Constitution. The Bill of Rights protects citizens from the government by making the law a shield for the people rather than a weapon in the hands of the government.
Your next Senator must believe in, understand and advocate for these legal protections as the legitimate boundaries for Oregon’s government enterprise.