First - on the rule of law. Show me a society where there is no rule of law, and I will show you a society where the weakest have no chance - and the strongest show no restraint. The rule of law is the glue that holds together Oregon´s communal bonds, and makes a functioning government possible. What some people have lost sight of is that the rule of law demands an orderly process, and an orderly process requires a unique role for each branch of government.
What we can´t do is pick and choose which laws we want to follow - or create new ones just for ourselves. That is a recipe for disaster.
This is governor Kulongoski talking about... gay marriage. It would be great to have this speech quoted back to him along with a question about his position on illegal immigration. How he would weasel out of that one I don't know... oh wait, yes I do, he would glare at whoever asked and then suggest that they be more "respectful."
Because as his employer we have no right to ask him tough questions.