Great news for Oregon property owners!  We hope to do the same in Washington.  Imagine having to go to the State Supreme Court to revalidate such a basic right as paying for property when the government steals it from a property owner!   Its called the 5th Amendment and the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution.
Jack Venrick
----- Original Message -----
From: ron ewart
To: r.ewart
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 1:55 PM
Subject: Oregon Supreme Court upholds state's property rights law

To Rural Landowners, Government Types, Interested Parties and the News Media:

Some of you may have already received the news but this e-mail may reach those that have not heard it yet.  "We can win and sometimes even in the courts." 
The headline in an Oregon Newspaper goes like this:
Oregon Supreme Court unanimously upholds
state's property rights law
By Brad Cain
The Associated Press
SALEM, Ore. The Oregon Supreme Court today upheld a voter-approved property rights law that requires governments to pay landowners for property value losses caused by regulations, or to waive the regulation and let the owner develop the property.
This is a reason to celebrate because our own Property Rights Initiative for Washington State will hit the streets in a few days and this Oregon Supreme Court decision will give additional energy it.  We need to support the PR Initiative with everything we have because our "enemy", the environmentalists and the government that aids and abets them, will pull out all the stops and spend huge sums of money to derail it.  Let's everyone get behind it, send them money and get those signatures.  The Washington PR Initiative is more than just a thorn in the "enemy's" side.  It is a spear in the gut and it's been too long in coming.  Let's deliver the "spear" with a huge outpouring of support from all Americans (and especially rural landowners) who believe in freedom, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the sanctity of our Constitution.
Ron Ewart
Fall City, WA
425 222-9482