State of Oregon

Declaration of Independence

There are several truths that have become self-evident since the founding of the State of Oregon. Chief among these are that the laws and responsibilities set forth in the State Constitution for the Government have become unclear and easily misinterpreted to the extent that equal protection under the law has become impossible to expect from the Government.

Chief among these are that our Government is no longer “Of the People, by the People, and for the People”. Since 1859, many amendments to Constitution of Oregon have left to many opportunities for those that have been able to twist the meaning for their own benefit and tyranny. The recent history of repeated injuries, usurpations, and Despotism are establishing a fear of the Government that the People of Oregon do not deserve or have voted for.

We the People hold the following actions of the government and the people representing the citizens of Oregon and the United States of America up for considerations for State Constitutional amendments that will be done to uphold the Independence and Freedom of our State:

Item 1. –The Legislature has set itself apart from the People by giving themselves special advantages not available to all of the people of the State of Oregon. Principle among these are that elected officials and those that they appoint are protected from the laws and economic downturn by giving out pensions, health care, salaries, and benefits that protect themselves at taxpayer expense. (1)

Item 2. -The Legislature and the Governor have lost the ability to represent the People of the State of Oregon due to the pension, health care, and benefits that are given out while in office. Their personal protection from the loss of such is more important than the representation of the People. (2)

Item 3. –The Legislature has passed and the Governor have signed into law many forms and ways to control Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness threw the use of unequal, unusual, and excessive taxation of The People and businesses across the State. The Legislature and Governor have ignored the obvious benefits of the creation of economic activity threw lower taxes for all businesses.

Item 4. -The Legislature and the Governor have allowed the use of Fees, Fines, or other forms of forced collection of funds to enforce laws that were not enacted threw the Constitutional requirements of the legislative process. Known to most as the creation of “Administrative Laws”. (4)

Item 5. -The Legislature and the Governor have installed Judges threw appointments that were not done through the required Constitutional approval process. (5)

Item 6. -The Legislature and the Governor have allowed unequal protection under the Law for election process by showing favoritism, both for and against, to certain groups and individuals. (6)

Item 7. -The Legislature and the Governor have allowed personal income for elected, appointed, and Government employees from outside influences. (7)

Item 7. -The Legislature and the Governor are attempting to use electrical, mechanical, and electronic means to hold the citizens of Oregon accountable for the purpose of the collection of revenues. Known to most as the use of “GPS tracking”. (7)

Item 8. -Congress, The President, and the Supreme Court have taken advantage of new and upcoming technologies that allow for surveillance of every activity the People of the United States of America. The increase in bureaucracy and wasting of revenues to keep track of everything must stop. Just because something can be made to record, trace, or somehow keep track of people’s activity, does not mean that the government must use this technology for “just in case” reasons or to provide information that has proven to be used by companies to better profits for those who have privileged connections to Government. (8)

Item 9. -The Legislature and the Governor have allowed a portion of the citizens to become dependent on Government for continued, long term source for tax payer dollars. Money given out to able-bodied people has taken away their value to society. The perception of “those in need” has been changed to “those that burden us all”. (9)

Item 10. -Congress and the President have ignored the Will of the People and the Constitution to protect our borders from invasion and lawlessness. The Legislature and the Governor have continued to take away the rights of the People of the State of Oregon keep and bear arms for personal protection and to defend the United States of America should the need arise. (10)

Item 11. -The Legislature and the Governor have allowed the existence of such agencies that have taken the authority of controlling urban growth beyond the scope of the structure of city control of boundaries. Urban Growth Boundaries have restricted free market value of housing for everybody and have caused increased cost to the consumer for housing and have forced the construction of high density housing that was not necessary. The urban growth boundaries have led to and increasing need for subsidized housing and increasing housing cost across Oregon. (11)

Item 12. -The Congress and the President of the United States of America have made laws, appropriations, and bureaucratic entities outside of the enumerated rights ordained by the Constitution of the United Stated of America. The Legislature and the Governor have gladly accepted this interference in State responsibility if only to gain Federal dollars that in turn have made this State dependent on the Federal Government. (12)

Item 13. –The Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) is not under the complete control of Executive branch of the State of Oregon. Full disclosure of the retirement investments are being kept secret. PERS is not taxpayer financed and should be contributed to by employees of the State Government. (13)

Item 14. – The Legislature and the Governor have done nothing to uphold and defend Suffrage threw the use of even the most rudimentary technology to guarantee one-citizen–one-vote. The “Vote by mail” system has flaws that have continuously been exploited to provide opportunities to those who would create votes for people that have passed away, multiple votes for people that have moved, or allowed multiple vote to go to singular address. (14)

Item 15. -Congress, The President, and the Supreme Court have done nothing to stop unconstitutional spending on States Rights and Responsibilities. The Legislature and the Governor have gladly allowed that interference of States Rights and Responsibilities in order to receive Federal funding that has always come with Federal control over the use of the funds that have made the State of Oregon dependent on the Federal Government. (15)

Item 16. -Congress has destroyed the educational system in every state of the union threw unconstitutional involvement and spending that has made every state dependent on Federal financial help that has ultimately lead to the United States being one of the worst places on earth to get and education. The Legislature and the Governor have done nothing to stop Federal control of the education of the Citizens of the State of Oregon. The Governor has taken away some of the school board’s responsibilities in the selection of teaching materials used to educate Oregon’s children and has allowed teacher qualifications to be controlled by outside influences other the Legislature. (16)

Item 17. -The Oregon Supreme Court has become a political entity that can be seduced by a very small number of people that may or may not have the Oregon’s interest or The United States of America well-being in mind. The People must be made the final say in Oregon Supreme Court rulings and decisions to make the sedition of the Oregon Supreme Court far too difficult to accomplish. (17)

Item 18. – The Legislature and the Governor have created ways to prevent “Transparency” of Government actions and set up obstructions design to prevent the People for getting to truth behind corrupt activities. (18)

This Declaration of Independence is intended to give guidelines for amendments to the Constitution of the State of Oregon. Our Government will return to being Of the People, By the People, and For the People of the State of Oregon and United States of America. The Constitution works well when the guidelines, checks, and balances are followed. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence and the Truth, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Bob Niemeyer

October 9, 2015

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