September 16, 2020

Living Within Our Means

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To me, true fiscal conservatism means spending taxpayer dollars the same way in which you manage your household budget. Think about it this way—most people get paid on a regular basis and have to prioritize bills. Rent, utilities, and insurance usually come first, along with debt service like car and student loans and credit card payments. But before you even…

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September 9, 2020

What Clackamas County Government Should be Doing

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It’s no secret that our nation is divided. This is typically the case in election years, and especially when we’re set to decide our next presidential administration. All the heated rhetoric and soundbites circulate through traditional media outlets and are now shared and spread on social media, often causing longtime friends and family members to lose touch because they disagree…

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July 22, 2020

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

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As a combat veteran it is a point of pride for me to be able to say that I served my country honorably in multiple branches of the military. I chose to pursue a career as a military officer largely because I believe in the values that our great nation was built upon. Those values as set forth in our…

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June 30, 2020

Give the People What They Want

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One of the main purposes of government is to provide services to all of the people within its jurisdiction. This is especially important at the local level, with city and county governments. In the private sector, the production of goods and services is determined by customer demand. But far too often in the public sector, the services that are provided…

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