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An Independent Spirit: Oregon, Her People, and Her Legacy. By Brianne Kennedy Politics 303 Professor Basu Willamette University Spring 2004. Overview of Presentation. Service-Learning Experience Why Oregon Matters A Maverick State from the Beginning Oregon: Things Look Different Here
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By Brianne Kennedy
“She flies with her own wings.”State Motto
(Source: Oregon Health Care Forum, December 2000)
(Peter Ubel, MD in Pricing Life, page 150)
-Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA)
-Defining “health care rationing”(11)
-Ranking the importance of health care services (56-57)
-The role of physicians in rationing (107), and
-Methods for rationing (149)
(Wesley Smith in Forced Exit, page 140)
-Would have replaced the death penalty with mandatory life imprisonment.
-Chief backers were Sen. Hatfield, OR Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
-Appeared in 2001 to be the only drive in any of the 38 states with the death
penalty to repeal it. (Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer 11/9/04)
University of Oregon Conference
See: "Reasons Not to Oppose Death Penalty“
-1542:Spain discovers Oregon’s coast
-1805: Lewis and Clark explore Oregon
-1843: The first pioneers arrive on Oregon Trail
-1848: The Oregon Territory is created
-1859: Oregon becomes the 33rd state
“Oregonians have a strong streak of individualism. It’s been an element in Oregon character since pioneer days.” E. Kimbark MacColl, HistorianA Maverick State from the BeginningOregon’s “Pioneer Roots”
-Directly elect its U.S. Senators
-Pass a strong minimum-wage law
-Ban non-returnable bottles and cans
-Mandate that all beaches remain public
-Address GM food labeling on ballot
Manzanita BeachA Maverick State from the BeginningPioneering Progressiveness
(Sources: http://www.skidmore.edu/~j_gottli/socioeconomic.html; http://www.impresaconsulting.com/2Oregons.htm; “Poor slip further while the rich get richer”, The Register Guard 1/18/00)
(Sources: “Bush Campaign Targets Oregon, Washington”, Oregonian 6/14/03; http://www.leg.state.or.us/)