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Lord, we thank You for inspiring voters, even in one of the most progressive areas of the nation, to reject destructive soft-on-crime policies. We pray that the rest of America would follow suit and reject policies like the ones implemented in Oregon.
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Soft-on-crime policies have led to more crime across America, making our cities less safe. However, progressives in deep-blue Oregon are pushing back against these policies.

From National Review. Confronted with a surge in crime and homelessness, Portland voters have chosen a onetime Republican to be their next district attorney, ousting incumbent Mike Schmidt and the progressive agenda he was elected to implement following the riots of 2020. …

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Local station KPTV called the race for Vasquez Tuesday evening, soon after primary results began pouring in. With ballots still being counted, Vasquez leads Schmidt 55.7 percent to 43.8 percent, a whopping 12-point advantage for the challenger. Schmidt’s overwhelming defeat is part of a broader backlash against progressives across Oregon, a deep-blue bastion for experimental left-wing policies.

In running against his former boss, Vasquez … has emphasized the decline in police staffing numbers and prosecutions during Schmidt’s tenure. …

In the year following Schmidt’s election, violent crime in Oregon surged nearly 17 percent and it remains above pre-pandemic levels, according to a report by a state government commission. …

A 2022 survey found 60 percent of Portland residents had a negative impression of the city’s downtown, with homelessness being the top reason why residents avoided downtown. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) is pushing to ban homeless encampments on public property, a measure Schmidt told Axios he would consider on a case-by-case basis. …

Vasquez is running against Schmidt’s support for ending cash bail and lower rate of prosecution for misdemeanor offenses. He is also campaigning against Schmidt’s previous support for Measure 110, Oregon’s drug decriminalization measure that was followed by a surge in overdose deaths.

Oregon eventually rolled back the measure in a bipartisan fashion earlier this year after public opinion turned against it. …

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(Excerpt from National Review. Photo Credit: Joe Frazier Photo from Portland, OR, USA – Defending Portland, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons)

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Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
June 10, 2024

Heavenly Father, I lift up to You America’s Peace Officers, asking that fairness and justice guide their every action. May they uphold the principles of equality and righteousness as they carry out their job-related duties. Give them the strength necessary to stand up against injustice and to promote a society built on truth and integrity. Let Your standards of fairness be their guiding light. In Christ Jesus’ mighty and holy name, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

May 26, 2024

Amen. Thank you Lord God Almighty!

May 25, 2024

Dear L-rd. We praise you that people are waking up to the lies and voting against those promoting evil. Please continue to open the “eyes of the blind “. Uproot everyone promoting evil and replace them with good, godly, competent and bold leaders. We pray for a Godly government that honors and glorifies You.

Darlene Estlow
May 24, 2024

Praise God for what he is doing!


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