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Protecting our 2nd Amendment rights

In the 2021 legislature, Senate Bill 554 was passed by predominantly anti-gun legislators, with the intent of further restricting our gun rights. The bill included provisions raising our gun fees, increasing our liability with respect to gun-ownership and increasing the regulations on concealed gun license holders by greatly expanding local governments' abilities to restrict those rights.

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Redistricting testimony of our chair

Deschutes Republicans Written Comments to Redistricting Committees. 9/13/21

Dear House and Senate Redistricting Committee Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Committee Members:

Thank you for your attention to this letter.

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Bend - LaPine School Board gathering -- inappropriate or illegal?

(The following blog post concerns events surrounding the recent actions by the Bend-LaPine School Board and originates from research by one of our Deschutes Republican leaders, Brandon Merritt. We thought many parents would be interested in this letter and its possible ramifications.)

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Women's Sports Over the Years

Over the years, women’s sports have incorporated important changes. There was a time when girls sports had physical exertion limits. An example was the special rules for girls’ basketball. Each team had six players rather than the normal five. Three played only offense and three were just defensive players; they couldn’t cross the half court line, apparently to limit excessive running.

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Bend City Officials, DA John Hummel disregard the Rule of Law

By: Paul DewitteThe recent standoff between ICE and hundreds of Bend protesters illustrates how social justice warriors (SJWs) have decided that their feelings are more important than the rule of law. One expects far-left Democrat politicians like Gov. Kate Brown and Bend City Councilor Barb Campbell to make ridiculous assertions about the detention of two illegal aliens wanted for repeated...

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Not Trump's War

Help the lonely

I appreciate the July 29 front page article that held a spotlight on the lonely and vulnerable in our long-term care communities. This is indeed a challenging time for residents of these communities as well as for their families.

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Untold Story of Trump Economy

In the three years since Trump was elected president, the U.S. economy has experienced an economic revival unlike anything seen in over half a century. While Democrats and their friends in the mainstream media like to give credit to Obama for the recovery following the recession that started in 2007, and some even claim that he is responsible for its significantly better performance under Trump, they fail to acknowledge that it was the weakest recovery since WWII.

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Press Release: Law Enforcement and DA Hummel

Law Enforcement and District Attorney Hummel Recent interactions between community members and ICE / DA Hummel’s StatementsAugust 24, 2020, Bend, OR Today, we are announcing the condemnation of the recent actions taken place by those in our community in Bend with regards to ICE. We also are condemning the actions of those local officials who acted against the interests of most of Deschutes County residents.

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Trump will get my vote

The COVID balance. There is a serious balance between opening our schools and paying heed to the virus danger.

Our children, who seem to be more immune to the virus, are suffering a huge loss in educational skills. There is also the factor of socializing, physical activity and nutritional meals.

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Despair at Senior Centers

Wear your mask

It seems wearing masks is not universal. It has made me think back to a time when we had to come together for the common good. Like others I have memories the polio epidemic when we had to stay out of crowds to protect ourselves and each other. Or act for the common good.

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President Trump is effective and unfairly treated!

Presidents are often ridiculed by the media. President Johnson suffered slings and arrows for hiking up his shirt to show reporters his gall bladder surgery scar. President Ford was termed a clumsy oaf when he stumbled exiting a plane; his misstep was due to a knee injury suffered as a player on a University of Michigan championship football team.

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Why I am a conservative

Dean Harris’ guest column titled “Why I am a liberal” gives a thoughtful attempt to summarize the basis for rights and the lengths to which we, as a society, should go to protect those rights.

This is spelled out in middle of the column where he states that our freedoms and rights are afforded to us by the pack (that we are a part of).

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John Hummel disgraced himself with his recent column, "Where Are My Patriots?"

By Paul deWitt Editor's note: This column originally incorrectly listed Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel's party affiliation. He is unaffiliated with a party.  In his June 1 column in the Bulletin, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel lamented that “respectful and rule-following protests” have achieved little for the “oppressed in our country.” 

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The meaning of the Pledge

We need the police. America’s Jews and Christians appear to be failing the biggest test of their lives so far. The seriousness of your religion is being tested. Will we look back on this time and wonder how we, especially our religious leaders, could have failed in times of moral crisis? It is clear by our actions that religion does not have much impact on our lives When tested, it often fails.

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Press Release: A Message From the Chair

I have been watching the impact of our Governor’s shelter-in-place order and the shutdown of our economic activity on our county’s citizens over the last 8 weeks.

I have believed from the onset this executive order was illegal. The continued lockdown is no longer about the health of Deschutes County citizens, but about power and control at highest level of state government.

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Do not resurrect the carbon tax

By Paul deWitt Democrat legislators in Salem, who have never met a tax they don’t like, are determined to pass the carbon tax bill, otherwise known as cap and trade. Having died in the last session from a combination of factors – the Timber Unity rally, the walkout of the 11 Republican senators to prevent a quorum, and the failure of the Democrat senators to muster enough votes among their own members – Democrats are trying to resurrect this moribund bill, like Lazarus from the dead, in the current short session.

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Climate Leader Gov. Kate Brown Flies in Private Jet to Sunriver Meeting

Brown’s stance as a carbon reducing advocate is questioned. Bend, OR, October 14, 2019 - On Monday afternoon, Oregon Governor Kate Brown was spotted exiting a private jet plane at the Sunriver airport. The jet trip was considered to be very surprising given Governor Brown’s strong support of HB 2020, legislation aimed at reducing carbon emissions and curbing climate change.
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SCOTUS decision ruins rural representation

For over half a century there has been a relentless assault by the left on our republican form of government. At both the federal and state levels, republicanism has been undermined by court rulings and legislative initiatives. 

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