Our nation was built on the ideas of individual liberty, not government mandates. Our founders believed that each person has the unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These rights are endowed to us not by family lineage, the traditions of men or by government. These rights are woven into our very fabric by God the Creator. It is therefore each citizen’s duty to remind government of this fact — that there is a higher power than government — and demand that government fulfill its primary obligation which is to protect our natural rights, not mandate them away.
The government which governs best, governs least. Your LIBERTY First!
Sadly today this is not the case. From the Federal, to the State, to the County/Municipal levels, every government desires to do more by telling you how you must live your life, what and when products are acceptable for purchase, what type of energy is best to use, what types of health services are approved, how many people you can meet with and what is good and acceptable for the community.
A major problem with State government today is Executive Order and Administrative Rule — a system where the Governor makes "law" out of thin air, often with no approval from the legislature. State agencies then write rules & regulations — without legislative authority — execute those rules & regulations, and then arbitrate (judicial function) any disputes about their "laws". All of these powers reside within the executive branch itself with no direct accountability to the people. Wrongly, these administrative agencies are loyal and accountable only to government, not the people. To add salt to the wound, our judicial system continues to rule in favor for such executive mandates.
We Have The Solution!
The Legislature has the power to limit the size and scope of Executive Agency powers. The answer to this Executive Power juggernaut is to elect legislators who value your liberty and your family above the government.
Please help us win 2024 by donating to my campaign, writing letters of encouragement, praying for strength to win this election and for courage to step back into the belly of the beast. My goal is not to become popular in Salem, but to bring back balance to our republic between the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government.
I will stand for our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I will champion equality under the law, not laws of equity — that benefit some but not others. In the end, the less money that goes to Salem and the fewer administrative agencies with autonomous rule making authority will mean victory for the people of House District 55 and all of Oregon. Join me today.
Werner is a 4 time recipient of the Conservative Excellence Award for his voting record.