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    Re: Stupid Over-Regulation in Oregon

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    He is perfectly within his rights to call himself an engineer because he is one. He did not claim to be licensed in Oregon. The First Amendment makes no mention of a certification requirement to engage in public discussion, or a requirement to disavow undisputed educational credentials.
    Not when he misrepresents himself to an official board. To the board he is not a recognized engineer. He has educational requirements. He is not certified. He claims himself to be an "excellent" engineer. Fine, maybe he is. There will also be not so excellent engineers out there. The board has no way to know who is who unless the individual passes the licensing tests. He misrepresents himself and does so repeatedly after being told he does not qualify.

    Experts are important to our society. We rely on them. They must be properly vetted. If the guy will not play by the rules, then he should give it up.

    He is free by the 1st Amendment to say whatever he wants in public, but not to an official board who's job it is to ensure competence. He must be a licensed engineer to have a voice in that setting. He does not. Period.
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    Re: Stupid Over-Regulation in Oregon

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell797 View Post
    Not when he misrepresents himself to an official board. To the board he is not a recognized engineer. He has educational requirements. He is not certified. He claims himself to be an "excellent" engineer. Fine, maybe he is. There will also be not so excellent engineers out there. The board has no way to know who is who unless the individual passes the licensing tests. He misrepresents himself and does so repeatedly after being told he does not qualify.

    Experts are important to our society. We rely on them. They must be properly vetted. If the guy will not play by the rules, then he should give it up.

    He is free by the 1st Amendment to say whatever he wants in public, but not to an official board who's job it is to ensure competence. He must be a licensed engineer to have a voice in that setting. He does not. Period.
    Even the board is a public body to which any citizen may address remarks. They are just rent-seeking protectionists, and the courts will slap them down.
    "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan

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