By Lars Larson,
NW and national radio host
You might be under the impression that we live in a country governed by the people’s representatives.
More than 20 percent of Oregon’s House reps were APPOINTED to their positions by elites in government. Yes, they had to run for RE-election to their spots. But the power of incumbency is such that once you’re in, anyone running against you has about one chance in ten of beating you.
Second example: state Judges in Oregon. These men and women make some of the most consequential decisions about our lives and liberty.
Nearly all were originally appointed to their positions by just one person: the Governor. For the last ⅓ of a century that has meant Democrat Governors. And when Judges retire, nearly all quit mid term as part of the scam that lets the Governor name THEIR replacement. The chance of actually replacing a sitting judge with one chosen by voters is almost zero. more