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The United States of Mexico

Disclaimer: I have absolutely nothing against folks who immigrate to the United States legally in an orderly  manner.  If they want to come here, I think they should learn English, American history and culture, study our constitution, respect our laws and salute our American Stars & Stripes flag.  In short; they should assimilate and be proud to be an American.  I was once fluent in the Spanish language and I lived in Venezuela for two years.  Skin color is not the issue.  I love the people from Mexico, Central America and South America.  I don’t like their culture.  The issue is enforcement of the rule of law.  If the Mexican “culture” is imported to the United States I think it would be a disaster:


Case in point: California.  Please don’t Cali fornicate the United States:


Most Democrats think illegal immigrants should vote!


Obama is fundamentally changing America by releasing criminal illegal immigrants into the general populace rather than deporting them:


Because of the growing number of entitlement-minded voters, Hillary Clinton can run as her true self:


VIDEO: America is the most generous country in the world:


VIDEO: Jorge Ramos of the Fusion Network invites Ann Coulter for a little chat on immigration:


More on the Ann Coulter interview:


Illegal immigrant reveals a desire to limit American free speech rights:


Some studies suggest that there are 30 million undocumented immigrants in America.  A very large percentage are from Mexico.  To put that in perspective; it is interesting to note that the entire population of Mexico is around 120 million.  If the Mexican culture is so great…why are they only swimming one way?


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America is Still a Christian Nation

The United States of America is an exceptional nation.  We are not just another nation in the family of nations.  What would it be like to have a president who is patriotic and has a deep love for America?


We have every right to fly the American flag.  We are proud of what it represents.  One school administrator told a student that he could not display a flag at school on his pick-up truck…really?


Liberals, who now own and control the Democrat Party, think that the end justifies the means when it comes to public policy:


Obama is mocking us.  He is fully aware of what he stands for and when he tells a joke about himself; he knows that the joke is actually on us:


The socialist policies of this administration have proved to be a huge failure.  Reagan (trickle-down economics) vs. Obama (trickle-down socialism):


Obamacare costs too much and doesn’t deliver.  As with any totalitarian program, the cost far exceeds the benefit:


God speed the right.  Days left in the Obama presidency:


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Bob Woodward: Bush Didn’t Lie About Iraq

Republican Party Strength

This graph measures party strength at a national and state level, including President, House, Senate, State Governors, and State Legislatures.


Romney vs Holyfield

The Clinton Family Crime Foundation

We should WANT Hillary Clinton in the White House…right?


If they don’t want the message to get out…they just kill the messenger:


We don’t need another arrogant, narcissistic, pathological, habitual liar in the White House:


America cannot trust Hillary Clinton:


Democrat hypocrisy is on full display.  Who is the rich, elitist, out-of-touch candidate now?


Why do we need to have a substantive discussion of the issues?  Hillary Clinton thinks she is entitled to the Presidency and that’s all we need to know for now:


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Video is a little choppy but good food for thought…

Greg Barreto: Legislative News Update

As the session moves forward some bills pass out of committee while others die without a vote

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Legislative News Update

As the session moves forward some bills pass out of committee while other bills die without even getting a vote:

Capitol Building

Well, here we are at the point of this 2015 legislative session when all bills needed to be worked by April 21st   or they are dead for this session.  Several bills that I had either introduced or co-sponsored did not make this cut.  Several economy boosting incentive bills that would cut taxes based on increasing a business’s labor force were not even heard in revenue committee.  When I asked the committee chair if he would hear the bills, he replied by telling me the economy is already recovering and that we need to raise taxes because the state needs more revenue!  NO mention of reducing spending.

grey wolf

The biggest disappointment of the week for our distict was my bill, introduced for the stockgrowers, to delist the wolf legislatively to avoid costly court challenges by environmentalists. This bill had strong support in the committee as you can see in this video of the public hearing (LINK).  But partisan politics won in the end. The Chair of the Ag and Natural Resources wouldn’t bring it to the committee for a work session because it was “too partisan” of an issue.  The bill is dead.  I want to thank all of you, especially Todd Nash, who spent countless hours and drove thousands of miles working on this bill.  I’m with you and we won’t give up!

Click Here to view the HB3514 Public Testimony

2nd Amendment Rights!

SB 941, the gun registration bill that will cause an increase and added burden on every firearm sale for private citizens, will most likely hit the House floor this week. SB 941 passed through the Senate 17 to 13 and was heard in the House on the 22nd.  In the last two weeks, our office has received 3598 emails encouraging me to vote against this bill and only three, yes 3 emails, to vote in support.  There are not many bills that go through this place, that have those kinds of lopsided numbers.  If this bill passes on the House floor next week, I hope the people will speak loudly when they vote in the next election cycle.

Cole McLean

I had the pleasure this week of having two special guests at the Capitol.  Cole McLean of Cove is an outstanding young man, an excellent student, involved in 4-H and Boy Scouts and is aspiring to be a dentist like his dad.  It was encouraging to have Cole as my legislative page.  My second special guest was my daughter Amy who sang the National Anthem for opening ceremonies on Monday, April 20th.  She did a great job and made her dad proud!

Challenges should be seen as opportunities and great learning experiences.  I’m learning a lot and am grateful for this opportunity.

Until next week, chin up, here we go again!


Greg Barreto

email: I phone: 503-986-1458
address: 900 Court St NE, H-384, Salem, OR 97301

Mike Lee explains why excessive federal land ownership is a bad idea for ALL Americans

Union County Banquet – Major General Curry Ret.



Join the Union County Republicans for a special evening with

  Major General Jerry Curry Ret.

May 2nd , 2015  5pm
Grace Bible Church- 1114 Y Ave., La Grande, OR

For more details and registration see the attachment

This is the major fundraising event for the Union County Republicans for 2015.

Dinner, guest speaker, auction and great fellowship with
like minded friends!

2016 is coming!


CR Second Amendment Week- Gun Drawing


OSU CR Second Amendment Week

Get your tickets for our drawing now!

Dear Union County Republicans ,College Republicans are hosting their 10th Annual Second Amendment week. Lars Larson will be doing his live radio show in the Oregon State University Quad tomorrow from 12-6. You can also Buy tickets for our Firearm Drawing Fundraiser. We have a Sig Sauer 250SC-380, Remington Model 870 Express, Ultimate Gun Range Pack, and more. Tickets are 1 for $5, 5 for $20, or 33 for $100. All proceeds help support College Republican events.Thanks for your support,Donald Handeland
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Second Amendment Tickets

We are selling tickets for our 10th annual Second Amendment Week. All proceeds benefit the Oregon State University College Republicans.

  • Sig Sauer 250SC-380
  • Remington Model 870 Express
  • Ultimate Gun Range Pack
  • and more
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Top 7 Ways to Support the Second Amendment at OSU


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Testify on Gun Bill SB941! WEDNESDAY


Senate Bill 941 Scheduled For Public Hearing In House Committee On Rules
Oregonians Will Have Opportunity To Testify From 3:00 pm To 10:00 pm
Wednesday, April 22

Salem, OR –  It was announced today that Senate Bill 941, legislation to expand background checks to the private sales of firearms, has been scheduled for a public hearing on Wednesday, April 22, in the House Committee on Rules.

An Informational Meeting with invited testimony on the bill will occur from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, followed by an open Public Hearing from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Oregonians wishing to testify either for or against the bill are invited to share their testimony beginning at 3:00 pm.

“The Senate’s decision to hold just one two-hour public hearing on SB 941 left many Oregonians, including those who traveled long distances, without an opportunity to testify on this significant piece of legislation,” said House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte), who is a member of the House Committee on Rules. “I invite those Oregonians to come back this week to testify, and I encourage all Oregonians to attend Wednesday’s public hearing and participate in this important discussion going on in our Legislature.”

The public hearing for SB 941 in the Senate Judiciary Committee drew enough Oregonians to the Capitol to fill several overflow rooms. Dozens of Oregonians that registered to testify on the bill were denied the opportunity to do so in front of the committee due to the strict time limits put in place by Senate Judiciary Chair Floyd Prozanski. The public hearing lasted for just two hours and individual testimony was limited to two minutes.

The decision to hold an evening public hearing for SB 941 follows the Legislature’s decisions to hold public evening hearings for legislation relating to paid sick leave and minimum wage.
Chief sponsored by Senator Prozanski, Senator Ginny Burdick, and Representatives Jennifer Williamson and Val Hoyle, all Democrats, SB 941 would require a private person to complete a transfer of a firearm by appearing with the transferee before a gun dealer to request a criminal background check.


College Republican’s Second Amendment Week


Second Amendment Week 2015

The 10th Annual Oregon State University College Republican’s Second Amendment Week is in the works. To help celebrate the Second Amendment the Oregon State College Republicans put on a week of events for the students and community members of Oregon State. The week starts out will fun and educational events for students and community members and culminates with the live showing of the Lars Larson Show and our firearm drawing. This event is always a huge success and generates a lot of excitement for people from around the State.

Rogue President

The battle for the White House has begun.  We must defeat the Democrats in the next presidential election to preserve what’s left of our God-given liberty.


Champion of the poor…the liberal elitist president lives high on the American taxpayer’s dime:


The roots of Obama’s rage:


The decline and fall of Obama’s presidency:


Obama continues to bypass the US Congress and the US Constitution…because he knows best:


This clueless president is making monumentally incorrect decisions that affect each of us every day:


Obama continues to dismantle our constitutional guarantees on a whim:


God bless America…that we can outlast this despot and begin to recover from eight years of catastrophic damage to our American Republic.


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Ted Cruz

Remy: Best Song Ever! (Tax Code Edition)

SB 941


Please follow the links below and send emails to these representatives. It is your rights which are being lost!!


Tim Smith


More Guts Than a Government Mule

Good morning friends,

More than a few of you have been calling me to ask how I believe Senate Bill 941 will go. The invasive bill would require expanded background checks on firearms transfers.

I believe SB 941 will clear the Senate floor on the upcoming vote and then head for Rules Committee in the House. I believe that Representative Val Hoyle will give the bill a better hearing than it received in the Senate Judiciary Committee. But, after that hearing in House Rules, if all committee members are present, it will head to the House floor on a 5-4 party line vote. Once on the House floor, it gets interesting. But, I do believe that the Democrats will pass SB 941 with 31 votes with no help from a single Republican member.

I really hope I’m a lousy prophet and would absolutely LOVE to be wrong on this one.

Here’s how I could be wrong…and here’s how you can help.

In my opinion, there are five or six Democrats who could hold fast on the House floor. That would deny the Democrats the 31 that they need. Those Democrats are Reps McKeown, Boone, Witt, Barker, Hoyle and, perhaps, Komp. What would it take for any one of them to hold fast? As my old granddad used to say, “more guts than a government mule”.

Please contact those members by clicking on their names above to send an email. Tell them that you appreciate the courage it will take for them to stand against the pressure that will be exerted upon them by their party.

Thank you and rest assured that I will firmly stand against attacks on our Second Amendment.


Carl Wilson

House District 3

email: I phone: 503-986-1403
address: 900 Court St NE, H-390, Salem, OR 97301



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Democracy vs Republic

The most important distinction is that a Republic is a system of laws that guarantee, in our case, the “inalienable rights” set forth in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. As a Republic these laws protect the rights of the minority even if the majority disagree. In other words, no mob rule allowed. It is important to understand this principle so it can be applied and protected.

Oppressive Senate Bills of Exclusion

There are 10 minimum wage bills that will be up for hearings and public testimony on Monday, April 13th.

They are 6 Senate bills (SB 610, SB 327, SB 130, SB 332, SB 597, SB 682)  that will be heard in the Senate Workforce Committee 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.  This will be invited testimony only.

Summary of minimum wage bills:  7 of the bills raise minimum wage from a low of $10.75/hr by 2016 to a high of $15.00/hr by 2018.  3 of the bills repeal the current state pre-emption statute regarding minimum wage and would grant statutory authority to local governments to set minimum wage.

These bills hurt those people they are intended to help the most and are well intentioned bad policy. Many young people and others with special challenges have a very difficult time getting into the job market already. Here is a reminder why by the great Milton Friedman. It should be obvious to lawmakers that we need more job opportunities, not less, unfortunately, SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE.

The evening of Monday, April 13th will be a joint House & Senate Committee public hearing  – probably 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  This is the time to arrive in person and provide your testimony.  





Chair Senator Michael Dembrow
Member Senator Sara Gelser
Member Senator Tim Knopp
Member Senate Democratic Leader Diane Rosenbaum
Vice-Chair Senator Kim Thatcher


Committee Administrator Matthew Germer 503-986-1509
Committee Assistant Carrie Ward 503-986-1510





Member Representative Greg Barreto
Vice-Chair Representative Brent Barton
Member Representative Margaret Doherty
Member Representative Sal Esquivel
Member Representative Paul Evans
Member Representative Shemia Fagan
Member Representative Dallas Heard
Chair Representative Paul Holvey
Vice-Chair Representative Bill Kennemer
Member Representative Rob Nosse
Member Representative Jim Weidner


Committee Administrator Jan Nordlund 503-986-1557
Committee Assistant Matthew Puckett 503-986-1520