The following information comes directly from http://www.leg.state.or.us/orcons/ocapream.html
CONSTITUTION OF OREGON
The Oregon Constitution was framed by a convention of 60 delegates chosen by the people. The convention met on the third Monday in August 1857 and adjourned on September 18 of the same year. On November 9, 1857, the Constitution was approved by the vote of the people of Oregon Territory. The Act of Congress admitting Oregon into the Union was approved February 14, 1859, and on that date the Constitution went into effect.
The Constitution is here published as it is in effect following the approval of amendments and revisions on May 18, 2010, and November 2, 2010. The text of the original signed copy of the Constitution filed in the office of the Secretary of State is retained unless it has been repealed or superseded by amendment or revision. Where the original text has been amended or revised or where a new provision has been added to the original Constitution, the source of the amendment, revision or addition is indicated in the source note immediately following the text of the amended, revised or new section. Notations also have been made setting out the history of repealed sections. Continue reading
I would like to welcome my first guest writer, Karen Wolfgang. She is owner and project coordinator of Independence Gardens PDX. She has written an outstanding piece on being a new gardener and being prepared. Thank you Karen!
Thanks to a few spectacularly sunny recent days, Portlanders are in the throes of garden fever. But behind the excitement of getting out into the spring sunshine is another growing trend (so to speak). This season, many people are beginning to seriously consider gardening for preparedness, a.k.a. resilient gardening, or gardening when it counts: developing the skills, habits, and resources for growing food for ourselves and our people, wherever we are and whatever comes next.
As it turns out, however, many of the people who are getting excited about growing food have little to no previous experience doing so, not to mention performing associated preparation and preservation tasks. Not to worry: I, for one, believe that this lack of practical understanding is a tremendous opportunity for learning and growth. All steps taken toward food awareness and security–even the baby ones–contribute positively to the long-term resilience of our community. I count myself lucky to be able to help people take those steps on a daily basis through my business…but it certainly is possible to DIY, here! Continue reading
The above was taken directly from http://www.ushistory.org/Declaration/document/
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. Continue reading
The following information was taken directly from www.ushistory.org/Declaration/document/
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. Continue reading
Below is the vast majority of stories I have had on facebook over the past 8 months. All it takes is 15 seconds to “like” my facebook page and stay in contact for more great information.
Green Gasoline Comes Closer to Fueling Your Car
An Open Letter to Family & Friends (prepperwebsite.com)
How to Can Food
La Palma Tsunami: This was a story to counter the belief that there could be a mega tsunami that could hit the east coast.
Nov. 09 2011 Turkey’s aftershock earthquake
Global Economy Could Endure Disaster For a Week
Dear U.S.A.: Your Account Is Overdrawn Continue reading