Democracy for All
"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." - attributed to Thomas Jefferson
We are one of many communities bubbling up across the country demanding our rights as guaranteed by our Constitution. The right to local self-governance is a fundamental and inalienable right.
- The Declaration of Independence's asserts that governments are instituted to secure the rights of people.
- Section 1 of the Oregon Constitution recognizes "all power is inherent in the people".
- Article VI, Section 10 of the Oregon Constitution guarantees home rule powers to Counties.
- Section 203.035 of Chapter 203 of the Oregon Revised Statutes, grants counties ordinance-making power to address matters of County concern.
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." ~Thomas Jefferson
In truth, corporate structures performed a feat much more insidious than the defiance Jefferson warned about so near the birth of our nation. Through corporate effort, our country's laws were shaped, developed, and written - to the detriment of it's citizenry.