I'd like to second Mr Vincent's opinion (The News-Review, May 15) about the Idaho issue with one exception. While I share his frustrations and vision of the future, I have reached a different conclusion. Like he, I feel we are in the "death throes, politically, moving away from the citizenry," which has fundamentally changed Oregon. The change has been slow and incremental from an industrious, hard working, productive population to a dependent, welfare seeking and obedient herd of disciples.
Oregonians who want a voice in our government and its destination (and are not living in the population belt from Portland to Eugene) have seemingly lost that voice. I believe strongly (perhaps wrongly) that we haven't reached the point of no return where observation of the failed system in the once "Great State of California" will be a lesson.
Shifting our borders to include a portion of us into Idaho (who have their own problems) is running from the issue. It may become necessary at some point to resort to some drastic measure, but I believe (and pray) it hasn't reached that point yet.