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Listen, I would love to yank Kate Brown’s sorry behind out of office, but be smart about it. Many send me emails/articles/videos of people claiming Kate Brown (and others) are violating the Oregon constitution by accepting large out of state & district contributions. Yes, Oregon voters passed Measure 6 in 1994, which became Article 2, Section 22 of the OR constitution. (look it up) Only 10% of your money under Measure 6 could have come from out of district. BUT it was declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL in U.S. District Court, Vannatta v. Keisling. Here’s a link to the case. https://law.justia.com/…/district-co…/FSupp/899/488/1670497/

The language is still in the constitution, but it is unenforceable. Certainly you can gather your law friends and file a lawsuit to try and overturn this, probably a higher bar to prevail after the Citizens United decision.

I’m putting this post up so that all will know the legal truths of the situation. People who read this case, and then continue to spread falsehoods, or vomit out the incomplete legal record because it fits their narrative, are “stuck on stupid”.

Bill’s Guests: Friday, July 5, 2019

6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, DailyTorch.com – Jobs report update, and the weekly swamp update.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring you the Friday, Outdoor Report.

8:10 Former State Senator Alan DeBoer calls with his post-legislative session analysis.

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, July 3, 2019

6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist at EPAutos.com Transportation segment and reviews, including what happens when EV’s DON’T sell?

Read Eric’s article below on the subject:


Don’t forget, you can check out Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com.

7:35 Lawrence J. McQuillan Ph. D. chats with Bill today.

As fire season heats up, Independent Institute Senior Fellow Lawrence J. McQuillan, Ph.D., has some fascinating hi-tech suggestions for improved wildfire safety. The following are among 26 recommendations included in McQuillan’s new report, California Wildfires: Key Recommendations to Prevent Future Disasters.


8:35 Mike G. Marketing Director for the Britt Festival joins Bill in studio. from BrittFestival.org

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

6:35 Rob Natelson, Former law professor talks with Bill. Do we have a “conservative” Supreme Court? Rob says “no,” in his latest op-ed at the Daily Caller. We’ll discuss it with him.

NATELSON: The Verdict Is In — We Do Not Have A Conservative Supreme Court

Rob is a nationally known constitutional scholar, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Independence Institute in Denver, and Senior Adviser to the Convention of States.

7:10 Dr. Steven Greenleaf “Steve The Marine” chats with Bill. We discuss the issue of drug resistant tuberculosis and illegal aliens.

Click here to read Steve’s essay for yourself.

7:35 U.S. Forest Service Supervisor Merv George is in studio. Today, we’ll talk with Merv on wildfire and smoke plans, what resources he may need, and what resources he may have to combat wildfires?

8:35 Nikki Petersen, Vice President of the Central Point Chamber of Commerce, chats with Bill in studio. We’ll go over Central Point’s upcoming Independence Day celebration activities. Bill will be the emcee of the parade.

8:45 The Men from Advanced Air and Metal talk with Bill in studio for today’s Business Segment.

Today we’re talking about the amazing savings in energy and money with geothermal heating and cooling. The 30% fed tax credit is back, applied toward the cost of geothermal equipment and installs, a savings of 4-8 THOUSAND dollars. Call Advanced Air, they have free consultations to see if it’s right for you, and free estimates for your installation, too.

PHONE: 541-772-6866 


Bill’s Guests: Monday, July 1, 2019

6:35 David Rubin, former mayor of Shiloh, Israel chats with Bill this morning.

David Rubin, former Mayor of Shiloh Israel, is the author of the new book, “Trump and the Jews”. Rubin is the founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund, established after he and his then three-year-old son were wounded in a terror attack. He can be found at www.DavidRubinIsrael.com or at www.ShilohIsraelChildren.org

We discuss the latest ramp up of tensions in Iran

7:10 Greg Roberts Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com , calls in to bring you the Monday Outdoor Report.

7:35 Erin Hawley, Legal Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum talks with Bill.


Last week in a fractured decision in Department of Commerce v. New York the Supreme Court sent back to the Department of Commerce the census question on citizenship.

Chief Justice Roberts first made clear that the Department could constitutionally ask a question about citizenship on the census.  The enumeration clause, a majority of the Court found, permits the Department of Commerce “to inquire about citizenship on the census questionnaire.”  Since 1790, the census has asked questions about matters as varied as sex, marital status, health, profession, literacy, and value of real estate owned.  Since 1820, Congress has sought or permitted the Secretary to ask questions about citizenship.  The history of the census established that all “three branches of government have understood the Constitution to allow Congress … to use the census for more than simply counting the population” and specifically for “information gathering purposes.”

See more over at:IWF.org

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers “What Made Southern Oregon Great” See more from Dr. Powers over at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com

Cave Junction

By Dennis Powers

Although gold mining was an important factor at first in the Illinois Valley, this did not lead to permanent towns or cities: It was the Oregon Caves, its development, and building road access. Elijah Davidson discovered the Oregon Caves in 1874 while bear hunting deep in the Siskiyou Mountains. After shooting a deer, he followed his dog to a large hole in a mountain (now renamed Mount Elijah after him). Making his way carefully into the black darkness, Davidson lit match after match to find the silhouettes of caverns, stalactites (hanging down like icicles) and stalagmites (from below, sticking up). Telling others about his discovery, the labyrinth of caves and passageways became fairly known, but its remote location kept exploration to only the adventurous.

Experts determined that acidic rainwater from the ancient forest above had dissolved the underlying marble to create one of the world’s rare marble caves. In 1907, Joaquin Miller–the fabled “Poet of the Sierras”–visited the caves and was so impressed that he wrote an article about its unique beauty. Published by Sunset Magazine and entitled “The Marble Halls of Oregon,” this publicity gave the caves nationwide exposure. As a result of the continued advocacy, President Taft designated the 480-acre Oregon Caves in 1909 as a national monument.

Commercial cave tours didn’t become viable until 1922 when a road (Oregon Hwy. 46) was funded and completed by the Oregon State Highway Commission and U.S. Forest Service (“USFS”) to the monument from the Redwood Highway (Hwy. 199). One year later, the USFS agreed with a group of Grants Pass businessmen to finance the lodging and staff to run the resort (a concessionaire now does this), while it (later the National Park Service—or “NPS”) provided oversight and infrastructure, including cave lighting, trails, and a water system.

The increased traffic led to a community developing at the junction of the Redwood Highway and Highway 46. Originally known as Caves City, it was established in 1926 on land donated by Elwood Hussey. In 1935, its post office was named as Cave Junction (since it wasn’t an incorporated city, this new name was agreeable). The locality became incorporated as Cave Junction in 1948, and it is the only incorporated area in the Illinois Valley. Not surprisingly, the city’s motto is the “Gateway to the Oregon Caves.”

Over time, the chalet, cottages, dormitory, and six-story Chateau were built, rebuilt, and renovated. In 2014, Congress expanded the monument nearly 10-fold, from 480 acres to approximately 4,550. An extensive modification of the Chateau began in late 2018, whereby this structure will be closed through 2020. Until then, the Oregon Caves is still open to tours and overnight camping at campsites, but there is no food available at the park. Cave Junction continues on as its “gateway” along with tourism, wineries, and the legalization of cannabis as economic supports. Its population is approximately 2000 hardy folks.

Sources: Dennis Powers, “Where Past Meets present,” Ashland, Oregon: Hellgate Press, 2017, pp. 140-142 (Oregon Caves); Wikipedia: Cave Junction, Oregon at History; National Park Service: Oregon Caves at Latest Park News