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Rob Lafferty

Citizen based in Blachly, OR, United States, United States. Joined on Oct 17, 2007
Expertise in Environment & green living, Politics, Government



Op-Ed: Cannabis is cool, hemp is hot, but Obama isn’t on board

Half the states in the country now allow the production and distribution of cannabis for medicinal use, or they have laws waiting to take effect that will allow it.

Coast Range residents want hatchery steelhead in local streams Special

Deadwood - It was a classic example of participatory democracy in action: volunteer organizers of a public meeting at the Mapleton Lions Club expected a large crowd to show up, so they set out about 100 chairs in the building’s auditorium. They needed more.

A Constitutional showdown looms in Missouri

Newly proposed bills would defend the Second Amendment by violating the First Amendment while creating a new felony offense.

Op-Ed: How America can get itself out of the recession

How to balance the federal budget, secure our ports and borders, and boost the economy without raising taxes or cutting services.

Op-Ed: Loyalty oaths and censorship are not principles of freedom

Eugene - Two Arizona lawmakers have introduced two different proposed laws that might come to a vote this year. Both laws would require students in public and charter schools to stand, face an American flag and recite a standard pledge of allegiance every day.

Op-Ed: Gun owners should relax

"America... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable." – Hunter S. Thompson

A Government Rises From Exile

Honolulu - Whereas the Kingdom of Hawaii, having been in exile for one-hundred seven years due to an unlawful overthrow of its government, has exercised perfect right to reestablish its proper station as an independent nation within the community of nations.

Op-Ed: How to cover an election — or not

Online and over the airwaves, the American media industry tries to report more than anyone needs to know about the election process, but the broadcast networks all tend to rely on a common perspective.

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