Candidate for Senator - 2014


James E Leuenberger  

Contact Information: 

5200 SW Meadows Rd Ste 150
PO Box 1684
Lake Oswego OR 97035-1684

Phone: (503) 679-8473

Occupation: Attorney

Occupational Background: Banking

Educational Background: University of Idaho Juris Doctor 1987; Arizona State University BS Finance 1979;

Camelback High School, Phoenix, AZ 1975.

Prior Governmental Experience: Clerk for Idaho Court of Appeals 1987 to 1989. Idaho Deputy Attorney General

1989 to 1991.

The right to life is guaranteed by US Constitution Amendments V (Five) and XIV (Fourteen). A federal statute saying 'the unborn are persons who have the same constitutional rights as people who have been born is necessary' and I will work for its passage. Federal abortion funding should be ended immediately.

The federal government is not authorized to own land except for the District of Columbia and "Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards and other needful Buildings."
US Constitution Article I, 8, Clause 17.

The federal government should divest itself of all Oregon land that is not being used for Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards and other needful buildings.

The federal government should convey all of its land in Oregon not being used for purposes permitted by the US Constitution to the State of Oregon without compensation or to private parties in exchange for compensation.

All federal statutes that appear to restrict or make illegal the keeping or bearing of arms are unconstitutional and are therefore void. They should be repealed.

US Constitution Article I, 8, Clause 1 says, "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States...." This means the Congress alone has the power to create laws. This means that neither the Executive (the President and administrative agencies) nor the Judiciary has lawful power to create laws.

The watch words before any federal official or group of federal officials act should and must be, "by what authority?"

No authority, no act.

I am James E. Leuenberger and I approve this message.