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The Fremonts First to Emancipate Slaves
Posted on May 2, 2017 by Royal Rosamond Press
Here is my message to Governor Tina Kotekl
Dear Governor Kotek; I find it very disturbing that Oregon Republicans are refusing to meet in our Legislator, and do the job they swore they would do. Are all the Republicans backing the walkout here in Oregon, and will they refuse to raise the debt ceiling as a way of protesting the outcome of the last Presidential election? Oregon Republicans passed a bill that titles the Jan.6th Insurrection a ‘False Flag’. They offered no proof this was true. There is talk about passing a bill that will not allow these REBELLING Republicans’ to run for office again. What I suggest is all Oregon Lawmakers take the Ironclad Oath, and only those who signed this Oath will be able to take part in Governing our Beautiful State – Post Haste! There is real history of Republicans’ being allied with the Three Percenters, some who have been implicated in The Real Insurrection.
I am kin to John Fremont, the Trailblazer of the Oregon Trail. Radical Republican chose him to be the first Presidential Candidate of the newly formed ABOLTIONIST Party. It was these Radical Republicans who authored the Ironclad Oath, and bid many Democrats to sign it. As you know the Party of Lincoln got switched around, thus it is no longer clear who is for the advancement of Black Americans, and who wants to oppress them – starting with their history. Such is the case with the Lawmakers of Florida. Those legislators resemble the laws the Klu Klux Klan, and elected Southern officials practiced after the Confederacy lost the war, but, won the Reconstruction. The ‘Don’t Say Gay bill is a victory for the Neo-Confederacy of Florida, who would not allow two black members of the University of Oregon to play South Florida for the National Title. I informed you of this.
I am composing a message to VP Kamala Harris and President Biden, that bids them and their staff to look at the Fourteenth Amendment that uses the words “Insurrectionist” and “Rebel” five times. I believe the Fourteenth is sending a message to Foreign backers of the Emancipation, and Foreign backers of the Confederacy, telling them, only those who showed Loyalty to The Union by making loans, will be paid back for their desire to see that all slaves, see Black Americans are set free, and own true Equality with White Men. Orgon needs to put together a team of historians in order to preserve this foreign aid. For Florida Lawmakers, and Governor DeSantis, to launch a campaign to render LGBTQ people – INFERIOR – less than equal as Citizens, violates the Fourteenth Amendment. Until this matter can be taken before the Supreme Court, I demand all the Republican Lawmakers of Florida, take the Ironclad Oath, – and salute John Fremont’s flag.as they do! They would do well to have their children salute Fremont’s flag. If the Republicans of Florida hate the traditional Republican Ironclad Oath, well, feel free to found your own party that best resembles your raciest and bigoted agenda. Its a Free Country!
President: Royal Rosamond Press
I, A. B., do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have never voluntarily borne arms against the United States since I have been a citizen thereof; that I have voluntarily given no aid, countenance, counsel, or encouragement to persons engaged in armed hostility thereto; that I have neither sought nor accepted nor attempted to exercise the functions of any office whatever, under any authority or pretended authority in hostility to the United States; that I have not yielded a voluntary support to any pretended government, authority, power or constitution within the United States, hostile or inimical thereto. And I do further swear (or affirm) that, to the best of my knowledge and ability, I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter, so help me God.
— Statutes at Large, Thirty Seventh Congress, Second Session
When I first saw photographs of Trayvon, and heard how he was gunned down for what looks like racial reasons, I thought about the two black football players for the Oregon Webfoots (later the Ducks) who were not allowed to go to Florida and compete against the Florida Gators, for fear they would be dragged off the team bus, and shot, or lynched, by the Klu Klux Klan.
Bobby Robinson and Charles Williams were the star quarterback and running back, yet they did not lead their team on the gridiron due to blatant racism that right-wing Republicans claim does not exist in America, especially in the Trayvon murder.
It was my Radical Republican kindred who took an interest in ending slavery in America, and going South after the Civil War, in order to put black men in Congressional offices – employing force! The Klan targeted the Radical Republicans, as well as blacks who were being empowered by the ideas and language of Radical Republicans, as well as words they found in the Bible – that was all about God’s Social Justice!
Dear Governor Kotek; There is a pending class action lawsuit against Governor DeSantis, that I want to be part of. I suggest the State of Oregon also join this suit because there is a racist history between the University of Oregon football team, and the University of Florida, that would not allow to black players to play a bowl game on their Florida campus. DeSantis is trying to defund all college lessons that look like Woke. What I see is people joining teams they believe represent them. This is dangerous. Five black police officers were arrest today for beating a black man to death. Did they see themselves as a team – against the world? The NCAA may be the most successfully integrated institution – in the world. Perhaps Phil Knight can help bring about true equity?
“The University of Florida however had a strict policy in place, no black athletes allowed. The Gators refused to play the game if Oregon was to field any black players, forcing Bobby Robinson and Charles Williams to skip their final game for the University of Oregon being left back at home. The Eugene community and UO administration were outraged, yet relented and reluctantly agreed to the callous request.”
The Oregon Republican party has falsely claimed in a resolution that there is “growing evidence” that the 6 January attack on the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob was “a ‘false flag’ operation”.
The resolution, which was published on 19 January and was endorsed by the executive committee of the state Republican party, suggested that the storming of the capitol by Trump supporters was an orchestrated conspiracy “designed to discredit President Trump, his supporters and all conservative Republicans,” and to create a “sham motivation” to impeach the former president.
$2 billion budget bump: Oregon GOP walkout stalls two-year funding plan amid rosy revenue forecast
Oregon’s income tax receipts are forecast to be significantly higher than expected, giving state lawmakers more room to negotiate over spending priorities
ByANDREW SELSKY Associated Press
May 17, 2023, 3:50 PM
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s latest state revenue forecast far exceeded expectations Wednesday, giving lawmakers more money for a two-year budget that’s due in June, but a walkout by Senate Republicans has jeopardized the process and they show no signs of planning to return to the chamber.
Senate Democratic leaders, who hold the majority in both the Senate and House, urged Republicans to end their boycott and take advantage of additional money in the budget to help Oregonians. The boycott has left the Senate short of a quorum, which requires at least two-thirds of members to be present.
“This is an incredible opportunity, but if we’re going to take advantage of it, be responsible stewards of our tax dollars, and deliver the solutions Oregonians are counting on, every lawmaker needs to be doing their job,” said Senate Majority Leader Kate Lieber.
The walkout began May 3 with Republican Minority Leader Sen. Tim Knopp complaining about Democrats’ “extreme” bills, including a sweeping measure on abortion rights and gender-affirming care, and insisting that bill summaries be written at an eighth-grade level. He and other Republicans are also citing a long forgotten 1979 “readability” law that a GOP Senate staffer discovered in the archives in April.
Under a new constitutional amendment — created after Oregon voters approved a ballot measure in November aimed at ending chronic walkouts — three Republicans and an Independent Party senator are disqualified from reelection because they accumulated 10 unexcused absences. Six more Republicans, including Knopp, will reach that 10-day mark on Thursday if they still fail to appear.
State economists said Wednesday that they were increasing earlier revenue estimates owing to an unexpected surge in tax payments. A lot of the money will be returned to Oregon taxpayers through credits on next year’s tax returns, but Oregon Public Broadcasting reported that lawmakers have about $2 billion more to spend over the next two years than expected.
Democratic Senate President Rob Wagner implored the 12 Republicans and lone Independent participating in the walkout to return to the chamber to “seize this momentous opportunity.” But Knopp accused the Democrats in a statement Wednesday of having an “uncompromising, unlawful, unconstitutional agenda.”
Wagner has said the bill on abortion and trans-affirming care is not negotiable. Republicans object, in particular, to a provision that would allow doctors to provide an abortion to anyone regardless of age, and would bar them in certain cases from disclosing that to parents.
Gov. Tina Kotek, a Democrat and former long-serving House speaker, said she was optimistic when asked at a news conference Wednesday if she was concerned that the walkout could affect passage of the two-year state budget.
“If we listen to each other and really think about what our communities need, we can get back at the table and solve this problem,” she said. If the Legislature fails to produce a budget by the time it’s due at the end of June, Kotek said she “will take whatever tools I have to make sure we can get the budgets done.”
Among those tools is calling a special summer legislative session.
Kotek signed a bill on Tuesday which would keep funds flowing to state agencies until Sept. 15 if the Legislature can’t agree on a new budget.