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June 23, 2007


First its name calling and inuendo, the intent of which is character assassination.

Second, its is shouting down and trying to hijack a meeting (see the video of the April rally on the Capitol steps), especially by curly haired, florid men from Washington County who yell that we have enough "winos" in Oregon.

Third - it now results in killing the property of others.

How's that for people who treasure property rights.

And they wonder why I call such tactics "fascist." I take that back, I'll use a more general term - thuggish.

Such tactics I'm happy to share with people who have any question at all about the way Measure 37 plays on the ground. It "plays" in ways few of us could have anticipated.

That's sad on the killing of the horse but typical of those who think money matters more than life. We are seeing the mentality many places and it's not only sad but frightening. The idea of property rights is ridiculous to start. Try not paying your taxes for a few years and tell me who owns your property. Uses of land have always been adjusted to suit the purposes of the larger population. When those larger purposes are about dollars, land becomes only a tool and abuse of it or anything else doesn't matter if it makes money for somebody.

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