Should ‘We the People’ choose our judges or the Portland political elites?
In Oregon, the norm is that voters are given no real choices for the Appellate Court. Instead of diverse perspectives representing people from all walks of life and every part of the state, your ballot usually has only one option for judge running unopposed from the Portland metro area, representing the standard monolithic politically correct group think we seem to get in every election. Eventually, the judge retires, the Governor fills the vacancy…rinse, repeat.
This election is different. Vance is running because he believes that We The People should have a choice for this important court rather than leaving the politicians to decide for us. He is a strict constructionist, originalist jurist who would bring a truly diverse intellectual perspective that relies on following our Federal and State Constitutions, respecting our Freedoms, and preserving Equal Justice for All. This perspective is entirely missing from today’s court. After all the hits freedom and equality have taken over the past couple of years, let’s not miss this opportunity to elect Vance to the Court of Appeals next Tuesday.