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Meeting- Wednesday-October 8th

Union County Republicans Monthly MeetingWednesday- October 8th
Flying J Restaurant

No host lunch available

La Grande, OR 9850

Call the meeting to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Treasurer ReportOld business:
Campaign signs- Let’s get them up!
Update on races

New Business:
Campaign tools- Call banks / Walking and Knocking for candidates
Upcoming Organizational Meeting in October


Please call 541-910-4352  if you have any questions.


Manipulated Unemployment Rate Drops As The Economy Worsens

The government “Unemployment Rate” is intentionally deceptive. Below is what is really happening in America:



Josephine County Oktoberfest


Big Money, Big Power, Big Hypocrisy

Special Guest- Trevor Louden- Tuesday 8/26


Special Guest Trevor Louden
Author of the Book: Enemies from WithinTuesday,  August 26, 2014
Flying J Restaurant
No host lunch available-  limited seating

Please call 541-910-4352  if you have any questions.

The Basics of the Global Warming Hoax

For a little humor on the subject see the warmlist

For the rational truth from a scientific and political perspective, see this on Richard Lindzen

Meet Dennis Richardson & Monica Wehby

Baker County Republicans
Unity Event
Ice Cream & Pie Social
Gubernatorial Candidate Dennis Richardson
Senatorial Candidate Dr. Monica Wehby
Saturday, July 19th, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
At:   The Harvey Home at 14529 S. Rock Creek Lane, Haines, Oregon

For more information, please call 541-519-5035 for more information, directions or to RSVP




Protect Oregon Driver Licenses Referendum


There is one ballot measure in November that will really bring out Republican voters.  Protect Oregon Driver Licenses (PODL) was successful in gathering over 77,000 signatures on their citizens veto referendum to overturn the bill which required the DMV to issue driver cards to illegal aliens.   We need to urge voters to vote NO on this measure in November.

PODL would like to mail every Republican County Party information packed brochures and other materials for their members to pass out at local events this summer.  The Oregon Republican Party has endorsed the referendum to overturn the driver card bill and the Republican Party platform has a plank in opposition to giving Oregon driver cards to illegal aliens.

Two of the Chief Petitioners and endorsers of the referendum are Representative Sal Esquivel (R- Medford) and Representative Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer).  Also, Senator Tim Knopp and Senator Jeff Kruse have endorsed the referendum campaign.  The Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association (Sheriffs of Oregon PAC) has also given their endorsement to the referendum campaign.  The ORP platform is clear on illegal immigration.  Needless to say, voters who turn out for this measure are likely to vote for Republicans up and down the ticket.

If you would like materials such as buttons, pencils, informational brochures about the referendum, etc. to distribute at your events this summer, or if you would like PODL volunteers to help staff your booth, please contact Cynthia Kendoll at or by phone at (503) 581-6485 and Protect Oregon Driver Licenses will send them out to you.

If you would like to invite a speaker to attend one of your meetings to talk about the referendum, what’s happening on the border or any other immigration related topic please contact Cynthia!

Thank you so very much!


Mike Nearman

Chair, Polk County Republican Party

2nd Amendment


Economic Growth Figures Revised Downward

The Department of Commerce reports that the nation’s economy contracted at an annual rate of about 2.9 percent during the first quarter of this year.


Faiths File Amicus Brief on Traditional Marriage

Greg Barreto wins Big for District 58

Greg Barreto

Union County: 83%
Wallowa County: 80%
Umatilla County: 51%



Oregon US Senate Seat in Play

The GOP challenger, Monica Wehby, is giving Democrat US Senator Jeff Merkley a run for his money:

Keep your doctor.  Change your Senator.  Monica Wehby’s web site:

Mitt Romney endorses Monica Wehby!

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The Imperial Presidency – By Eric Cantor (House Majority Leader)


The Silver Lining

It has been said that “every cloud has a silver lining.”  As one author put it: “there’s a silver lining to every cloud that sails about the heavens if we could only see it.”  Could there possibly be any silver lining to the dark storm cloud of Obama-care? It hangs over our free-market economy like a swirling mass ready to drop a funnel cloud that will wreak havoc on our liberty and prosperity.  Every bad situation has some good aspect to it…right?  I must admit that our nation has recently been overcome by the effects of the misguided actions of President Obama and the Liberal Democrats in congress.  It is difficult at this point in time to see any positive way forward.  Difficult times are like dark clouds that pass overhead and block the sun.  When we look more closely at the edges of every cloud we can see the sun shining there like a silver lining.

I see a silver lining!  It started as a faint glimmer in 2010 when Nancy Pelosi lost the speakership in the US House of Representatives.  It is becoming ever more visible as it appears more and more likely that Harry Reid will lose his position of power as the Senate Majority Leader.  Consider the possibilities if this November, Republicans increase their majority in the US House of Representatives.  Consider further the delightful possibilities if Republicans win control of the US Senate!  We can stop President Obama and his minions in the executive branch from enacting more of their lame-duck liberal policies on America.  We can finally give them battle with Harry Reid out of the way.  Isn’t that a wonderful prospect to think about.  Now that, my friends, is a silver lining.

A recent Fox News poll shows Democrats in a worse  position than they were in before the 2010 elections:

Independent voters back anti-Obama care candidates by a wide margin:

Senate Democrats are increasingly playing defense as the effects of their failed liberal policies hurt ordinary Americans:

Even blue-state Oregon has appeared on the 2014 GOP Senate battle map:

The liberal Washington Post admits that Democrats only have a 1 percent chance of taking back the US House of Representatives:

One Democrat congressman predicts that Obama care will inevitably increase taxes:

The debate is NOT over, Mr. President! By the way, all of your lies to the American people have been recorded for posterity:


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The United States of Swat?

The increased militarization of federal agencies. Plus, an update on the Bundy ranch situation and the long term goals of federal agencies.


From Bad to Worse

Forget the Bush picture. It’s come to this:


U.S. Firearm Production Sets Record in 2012: AR-15 Production Up Over 100%



grassroots_hdrNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT: Vol. 21, No. 8 02/21/2014


U.S. Firearm Production Sets Record in 2012: AR-15 Production Up Over 100%

The number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. for sale to American customers hit an all-time high in 2012, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (BATFE) new Firearms Manufacturers and Export Report. American firearm manufacturers produced roughly 8.3 million firearms for sale in the U.S., a new record, up 33 percent from the 6.2 million produced for American customers in 2011.

The report shows not only that Americans valued firearms in 2012 more than ever before, but also that they particularly valued the kinds of firearms that gun control supporters have tried the hardest to get banned–handguns and semi-automatic rifles.




A Tale of Two Realities: A Gun Controller’s Slanderous Rhetoric and a Mother’s Stand to Save Her Children

Despite current restrictions that place New Jersey well outside the American mainstream, gun controllers and some state lawmakers have made clear their intent to push even further in 2014, with wide-ranging legislation targeting nearly every aspect of the remaining gun freedom Garden State residents enjoy (or cling to, perhaps more accurately). Chief among these proposals is a bill that would lower the magazine capacity limit from the current 15 down to 10. And it appears gun control advocates are prepared to sink to any level of rhetorical excess to get it passed.

In a February 14 article, Bryan Miller, Executive Director of the self-proclaimed “faith-based movement to prevent gun violence” Heeding God’s Call, is quoted as stating, “Nobody needs a 15-round ammunition magazine unless they are a domestic terrorist or a gangster.”




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Watch the Sneak Peak of Sunday’s NRA All Access Episode 8





FBI: More NICS Checks, Less Violent Crime

Two sets of data published by the FBI seven months apart show increased gun ownership coinciding with a reduction in violent crime.

Last July, the FBI completed its monthly update of an online table showing the number of firearm-related checks conducted through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The new numbers showed that the number of checks increased from 8.9 million during the first six months of 2012, to a whopping 11.4 million during the same period in 2013, an increase of 29 percent.

Gun control supporters pretend that NICS checks that result in denials perfectly correspond with the denial of firearms to aspiring violent criminals, while denying that the numbers of approved checks indicate anything at all about trends in firearms purchases. However, while not as reliable an indicator of firearm purchase trends as the Annual Firearms Manufacturers and Export Reports and Firearms Commerce in the United States reports complied by the BATFE, the FBI’s NICS numbers provide a fair indication of such trends. Even though not all approved checks result in the acquisition of firearms, some checks result in the acquisition of multiple firearms. And even though some checks are conducted for carry permit purposes, some firearms are acquired through licensed dealers without a NICS check, based upon the exemption available in some states for persons licensed to possess or carry a firearm.




John Lott Exposes Fuzzy Bloomberg Math

Apparently, Michael Bloomberg didn’t learn his lesson after one of his two anti-gun groups, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), was taken to task for claiming that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, shot by police, was a “victim of gun violence.”

Last week, Bloomberg’s other gun control group, which he markets as a “Moms” group, teamed with MAIG to release propaganda intended to convey the impression that school shootings are on the rise.

However, in an article for Fox News, economist John Lott showed that the shootings cited by Bloomberg included suicides, incidents in which no one was injured, at least one self-defense shooting, and shootings that took place late at night on and off school property. “Contrary to what many people believe, high school shootings have actually been falling over the last two decades,” Lott wrote.




Dissenter in Heller & McDonald Argues for Decisions to be Over-ruled by Constitutional Amendment

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens found himself on the wrong side of law and history in both of the Supreme Court’s landmark cases on the Second Amendment in the early 21st Century, District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010). Together, these decisions recognized that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense that is not dependent upon service in an organized militia, and that this right binds the acts of federal, state, and local officials.

Stevens wrote lengthy (and unavailing) dissents in both cases. In his Heller dissent, he argued, among other things, that the Second Amendment was intended only to preserve the right of the people to maintain well-regulated state militias; that it did not “enshrine the common-law right of self-defense in the Constitution;” and that it does not curtail legislative power “to regulate nonmilitary use and ownership of weapons.” Meanwhile, his dissent in McDonald opined that the plaintiffs were asserting a property right, rather than a liberty interest; that other “advanced democracies” manage just fine without a right corresponding to the Second Amendment; and that the Second Amendment, properly understood, has nothing to say about state and local gun control.




NRA Mourns the Passing of Cabela’s Founder, Richard Cabela

The NRA–and hunters, fishermen, and outdoorsmen the world over–lost a long-time friend this week as Dick Cabela, founder of Cabela’s, Inc., passed away on Monday at the age of 77.

Dick, along with his wife Mary, founded Cabela’s at their kitchen table in 1961, after Dick bought $45 worth of fishing flies with the intention of selling them at the family’s furniture and hardware store in Chappell, Nebraska. When the flies didn’t sell, Cabela ran an ad in a local newspaper. That didn’t work out either. Finally, Cabela ran the following ad in Sports Afield magazine: “FREE Introductory offer! 5 popular Grade A hand-tied flies. Send 25c for postage and handling.” That ad was the breakthrough; orders started flowing in, and Cabela’s was born. With the business growing, Dick’s brother Jim joined the company as a co-owner in 1963.




FLORIDA: Report on Florida Legislative Committee Action Week of 2/17/14 – 2/20/14

GEORGIA: Update on Pro-Gun Activity in Atlanta

IDAHO: Senate Passes Secure Campuses Bill

INDIANA: House Committee to Hear Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment on Monday

IOWA: House Judiciary Committee Passes Suppressor Bill With Strong Support

IOWA: Egregious Anti-Gun Bill Introduced in State Senate

KENTUCKY: Concealed Carry Reform Bills Continue to Move in Frankfort

LOUISIANA: Gearing Up for 2014 Elections

MARYLAND: Save the Date for Gun Day in Annapolis

MICHIGAN : Legislation to Eliminate Concealed Carry Licensing Boards Introduced in Senate

MISSOURI: Second Amendment Update from Jefferson City


MONTANA: Gearing Up for 2014 Elections

NEW JERSEY: Anti-Gun Lawmakers Pick Up Where They Left Off Last Year

NEW MEXICO: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die – No Gun Control Passed

NORTH CAROLINA: Gearing Up for 2014 Elections

OKLAHOMA: House Judiciary Committee Passes Many Pro-Gun Bills

TENNESSEE: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bill, Another Awaits Signature

TENNESSEE: Pro-Hunting Bill Approved by Senate Committee; House Bill Scheduled for Committee Hearing

VIRGINIA: Four Pro-Gun Bills Sent to the Governor

WEST VIRGINIA: Senate to Consider Weakened Firearms Preemption Bill

WEST VIRGINIA: Bills on the Move in Charleston

WISCONSIN: Bill to Allow Interstate Long Gun Purchases and Sales Going to Governor



The Obama administration is a sad joke!  It’s way past time to throw the bums out.  The new US productivity under Obama and the ACA:

Free speech must be constantly guarded.  Apparently the FCC has temporarily changed its mind about monitoring news outlets for now until people aren’t watching anymore:

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Greg’s Campaign Kick Off Celebration!

Please come and support Greg Barreto in his bid for election to Oregon state representative.  Greg is a principled Conservative who is an advocate of limited government, personal freedom and individual responsibility.  He would be an excellent addition to the Oregon state legislature!

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Americans for Liberty PAC
A Political Action Committee for Conservatives who uphold the US Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers
Lanny Hildebrandt MBA CPA
1615 4th Street La Grande OR  97850
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