"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson (appears in the Jefferson Memorial)

Considering Gordon

Those in the waiting period between the Defazio and Novick announcements and whatever comes next, might check out the thoughtful long take in today’s Eugene Register Guard on Oregon Republican Senator Gordon Smith – his political stances and his political prospects. Much time has been devoted to the issue of who will run against Smith; probably less has been to Smith himself. This piece is a good overview, with useful ideas and commentary strewn throughout.

Said not because (disclosure here) your scribe was among the people quoted therein.

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  1. Randy Stapilus said:

    Startling again: Just how much attention this race has gotten, so very early. There’s a lot of time yet to go.

    April 24, 2007

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