Thursday, April 20, 2006

What should have happened

I want to give kudos to Senator Charles Starr for his efforts to make Oregon a better place. His letter to the editor in today's Oregonian:

Like other members of the Oregon Legislature, I hope that the special session is as brief as possible. However, it is past time to deal with the mounting problem of illegal immigration. It should be taken up before adjournment.

Due to the urgency of the issue, I made a strong appeal to the Senate president that we fast-track Oregon's compliance with the federal Real ID Act.

Unfortunately the special session is over and we did not get this bill heard or voted on. But it wasn't for a lack of effort and I want to commend Senator Starr for putting this out there to Peter Courtney.

The fact that he followed up with a letter to the editor so Oregonians know that the Democrat leadership in the Senate ignored this issue is priceless.

Thank you Senator Charles Starr!


RINO WATCH said...

Where the Hell was Charlezzzz last session when he was URGED to get on board these issues?

Sorry. No Kudos from RinoWatch.....

Bruce said...

Daniel..e-mail me that letter because i could not follow the complicated Oregonian opinion section last night. I could not seem to find the article....I wanted to read it. Send it to my e-mail. Thanks.....Oh by the way, it's going to be hard to get to the carousel Sat. because it is in Portland. I was going to close my shop for a half day and go to Woodburn but Portland is just too much...i'll never get back to the shop once i go to Portland . I'll try to catch the next one when it is closer to Salem.

Oregon Infidel said...

I agree with RINO. The ball was put into play a long time ago, and only now are people starting to notice. The issue should have been nipped in the bud long ago. The Ploiticians dropped the ball once it was in play, and is going to be much more difficult now that we have to pick up in the middle of the game when the other team is so far ahead.

bobby said...

Hes just doing it because Larry George is running against him. Must be elction time for Starr. Larry George deserves his seat!

Ill try to make it down to the Carousel this weekend.

I am Coyote said...

Hmm... Why am I surprised that Charles Starr did not mention that he was the Republican champion for the bill giving "in-state" tuition to illegal aliens, in the last session.

Sen. Starr... You don't think THAT could be a bit of a problem do ya?

John Weston said...

Charles Starr's letter was written for one reason:


I am sorry Daniel, but how do you believe anything Senator Starr says. He now is for a tough laws on illegals, but let's give them in-state tution first?

Oregonians For Immigratin Reform did their endorsements:

I would go with Larry if I lived in your town Daniel.