Monday, February 9, 2009



Prior to the general election of this past November, I had some communications with Scott Cooper, editor of the Oklahoma Gazette. The Gazette is a widely read weekly tabloid which, for the most part, is distributed free on news stands at many restaurants in central Oklahoma. While I consider the paper to be liberal on social issues, thus my pet name for the publication being the OKLAHOMA "GAY ZETTE", they do publish a wide ranging perspective on issues and sometimes print stories not covered in the Oklahoman, or perhaps more in-depth than the Oklahoman would go. Scott is an excellent communicator as I used to listen to him on the radio show hosted by Kyle Loveless and Keith Gaddie. I have also invited Ben Fenwick, one of their reporters, or is he a columnist?

As an interesting aside, the current issues of the Gazette on the stands right now has, as the cover story, an article by Mr. Fenwick about the Clouds Over America Conference held just a couple of weeks ago here in OKC. The article titled, "It’s A CONSPIRACY"does a good job of getting many of the quotes correct and points made from some of the speakers. However, the tone of the article has a heavy dose of sarcasm and obviously aims an inordinate amount of focus on State Representative Sally Kern, who only had 15 minutes of the 2 day program. The most amazing part of the article for me was the ending.
Pick up a copy and let me know what you think of it. Next week, I will suggest an alternative ending, which I believe would have made it much better.

Don’t miss this meeting as it should be very interesting. Some might ask why I would invite these speakers? That is a simple answer. When you meet 52 times a year, for 18 years now, it is necessary to have a wide range of speakers and topics to keep our meetings fresh and interesting. Just remember, our reputation is "tough but not mean" and our motto is, "conservatives and constitutionalists we love and liberals we enjoy." That motto ought to just about cover most everyone. Besides that, it is smart to listen to people with different ideas.

OKC AREA Wednesday, February 11th, the Business and Professional
Chapter of the John Birch Society will have our monthly meeting.
Breakfast and fellowship begins at 7:15 a.m. with the program part of the meeting beginning at 7:45. The location is the Character First Center, 520 West Main in downtown OKC. This month’s speaker will be George Wallace, President of Oklahomans for Sovereignty and Free Enterprise (OK-SAFE). Though Mr. Wallace lives in OKC, there are probably more members of OK-SAFE that live in the Tulsa area. It is truly a statewide organization and George will talk about the goals and purposes, as well as successes of this outstanding organization.
Set your alarms and come on down. The food and fellowship are great and the information is very important.
STATE CAPITOL There will be very important legislation presented
before the Rules Committee on Wednesday afternoon, February 11th at 3:00 p.m. The legislation is HJR 1003 by State Representative Charles Key (R-OKC) which is a resolution about the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I don’t know the room number at this time but it will probably be heard in one of the 4th floor conference rooms, probably room 412-C. If you can attend the meeting you will see your government in action and learn a lot about the issue as well as the process.

While this is just a resolution, it is very important as the people in the red states are going to have to wake up and demand their state governments begin to push back against the rapidly rising intrusiveness and tyranny of the federal government.
In a related matter, this past Wednesday I went with our good friend and long time OCPAC member Russ Reinhardt, visiting from Salida Colorado, to the Capitol after the OCPAC meeting. I wanted to go support and watch the proceedings in the Rules Committee regarding HJR
1004 by John Wright (R-Broken Arrow). This legislation, if it passes through the full legislative process, will notify the federal government that Oklahoma has rescinded all of its previous calls to convene a Constitutional Convention. This is very important. If a convention was convened, our whole constitution and bill of rights could be discarded and a completely new form of government could be instituted.

Other than having to listen to the incessant blabbering of State Representative Richard Morrissette (D-OKC and man who’s word means nothing as he broke a hand-shake promise to me last year in front of 2 witnesses), the hearing was a beautiful thing to see. Committee Chairman Gus Blackwell (R-Goodwell) did an outstanding job of conducting the meeting. He kept order, was fair to all sides, allowed plenty of discussion among lawmakers, made time for citizens, then used the new electronic voting systems in the hearing rooms to expedite the process which covered a number of bills.
In my opinion, Representative Morrissette makes what could be important debates with State Representative Randy Terrill (R-Moore) held weekly on Channel 9 TV as well as radio on 1520 AM little more than dog an pony shows. I think Morrissette, a union patsy and former lawmaker from New Hampshire, has allowed all of this air time to go to his head as he obviously thinks much more highly of himself than he should.

Week before last I was minding my own business like I almost always do, listening to the Laura Ingraham Show (heard weekdays 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. on 1520 AM in central Oklahoma) when I heard an interesting commercial. The commercial was offering the listeners a special deal if they will order a copy of the book THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND by G. Edward Griffin. This 600 page book is on my top 10 most important books to read. At 600 pages it is the definitive work on money and the Federal Reserve system.

Here is the deal. Normal paperback price at a book store is $25 then add on sales tax. If you order this book by phone at 1 800 686-2237 your credit card will be charged $26.45 which will also cover shipping and handling. However, on top of that you will also receive an early 1900's U.S. silver dollar. No matter what the spot price of silver, these silver dollars are almost always worth $18 to $20. However, as the price of silver is rising and it is, the value of these silver dollars could rise much more. I got my book in the mail last week with a 1922 silver dollar and noticed the postage was almost $5. You are getting the book for almost nothing. This is now the 3rd copy of this book I have owned. The first was loaned and gone, my second is loaned to a man in Lawton and now I have another copy to refer to or loan out again. And yes I also have a silver dollar.

Following are a few of the reviews on the back of the book:
"This is a murder mystery about the financial ‘murder’ of the middle class." by
Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad
"A superb analysis. Be prepared for one heck of a journey through time and mind." by
Congressman and former Presidential candidate Ron Paul.
"Scary. It’s the story of the world banking system. Enough said." Willie
Nelson, Musician/Author
"A gripping adventure into the secret world of the international banking cartel." Mark Thornton, Asst. Professor of Economics, Auburn University; Ludwig von Mises Institute

All I can say is, don’t pass up this opportunity, you can’t lose. Order the book, read it then loan it to a friend. This is all about waking up a sleeping nation and informing them with factual and important knowledge citizens must know so they can understand the root problems with our economy and the coming financial ruin of this nation if we don’t change course from what we have been doing for such a long time.

1) While I have just been made the recipient of the 3 annual award for Patriotism from Dr. David Yeagley’s Bad Eagle Foundation, the award is really deserved by all the hard working and committed members of OCPAC. Log on to and see the February 5th post. Dr. Yeagley posts 2 columns per week. Scroll down toward the bottom of the current column and click on the Ob-Ed section on the right or you can go back to the previous article.

2) State Senator Randy Brogdon (R-Owasso) is featured in an article by Dr. Jerome Corsi, posted on February 6th on World Net Daily. The article is titled: Lawmakers in 20 states move to reclaim sovereignty.
You might be able to find it at

3) Senator Brogdon has recently posted a far better piece than I wrote last week about Governor Henry’s proposal to find permanent funding for his EDGE program. To find out the philosophical problems with the idea, check it out on Senator Brogdon’s web site,

4) State Representative Rex Duncan (R-Sand Springs) was successful in advancing HB 1025, his legislation to prohibit public or private employers from asking prospective employees intrusive questions about their ownership of fire arms. Representative Duncan’s legislation is in response to President Obama asking prospective cabinet members if they owned or possessed a firearm, and if so for its registration information on their background application. Duncan correctly identifies this kind of enquiry as an infringement on Second Amendment rights and wants to make sure Oklahoma employers don’t ask the same kind of questions on job applications.

5) Wilbur Mason passed away this past week. Wilbur and Flo, his wife of many years, have been in this culture war for longer than the 25 years I have been active. While Flo is the more outgoing of the two, Wilbur was as solid as they come. Flo’s health has been problematic for some time and Wilbur was faithful in assisting her with daily needs. Please pray for Flo and the rest of the family. They will greatly miss him. Also pray that the family will be able to care for Flo as she wants and needs.

6) Our tax dollars being used for dis-information? This past week an e-mail went out to all students, faculty and staff at the University of Oklahoma announcing: The University of Oklahoma will join hundreds of institutions from across the country for the "National Teach-In for Global Warming Solutions" to show the President and Congress that people are ready to pass a bold climate and energy policy that prioritizes renewable energy, green job creation, and an aggressive cap on carbon-emissions. Here is the problem with all of this BS (Blue Smoke). Over the past 10 years the climate change has switched from warming to cooling, there is little to nothing man could do to affect climate change in the first place and above all, carbon emissions are GOOD for the atmosphere, not bad.

7) One of our friendly set of eyes received an e-mail from the Obama campaign machine trumpeting his new plan to spread his liberal propaganda by gathering people in the homes of his supporters to see a video production about his stimulus plan. This will occur all over America and those watching will surely be encouraged to contact their congressional delegations to make it look like a wave of Americans support this plan.

Are you now beginning to understand how "community organizing" works?
An underlying theme in my e-mails this year will be organizing.

Patriotic Americans are going to have to give a little more of their time than they have in the past to organizing with other like minded people to stop the denigration of this nation. We must turn back to God and back to the principles of our founding. While there are many good organizations fighting different aspects of our problems, I certainly think 2 of the best are OCPAC for state issues and the John Birch Society for national and international issues. Both organizations are broad based and address almost every problem we face at one time or another.

There was an article by Michael McNutt about our meeting in last Thursday’s edition of the Oklahoman. Michael has always been fair in his reporting about what goes on in our meetings, so I am in no way criticizing him for reporting on what I thought was and unfortunate part of our meeting.
When we got into the question and answer session, one of the folks in attendance made what I believe was a silly and unkind statement to Mr. Rhode, that is unless the statement can be backed up by some kind of credible research. It wasn’t a question but a statement that the Rhodes should rub some kind of cream on the temples of their child, forget about it and get over it.
Anytime you really allow for free speech in an open forum something like this can happen. Often times when people say something that is off the wall, most people will see through it. The person making foolish statements will usually suffer the consequences of people losing respect for their opinions. Passions were high this past Wednesday, as I expected because this situation is at the heart of the conflict in our society.
While I have the up-most respect for Mr. Rohde as he is so focused on accomplishing what he believes is the best for his son and the autistic children of others, I do have a criticism toward him. In his focus, I just don’t believe he is interested in really considering any free market solutions to this problem. As I saw it, Mr. Rhode used the reasoning that he was against the socialism aspect where government would take care of these children. Therefore he was supportive of government forcing insurance companies to cover this malady (with pre- existing conditions) which is the definition of fascism. To me, that kind of thinking is kind of like exchanging one kind of cancer for another.

I believe there are at least two market answers in this situation. I have already expressed an idea for a basic minimum health care insurance, with the ability to add on additional coverages such as autism care for additional charges. By the way, I just visited with the father of an autistic child who is now 24. His son went from the severe range of autism as a child to a high level of societal functioning today. He thought my cafeteria plan for insurance was very reasonable.
The more I think about the second solution, the better I like it. The second idea really cuts to the core of so many of our problems in America today. In the idea of our Founding Fathers each state was sovereign, yet they were a part of a confederation of states that made up the nation. Their idea was for the federal government to be very small and to allow states to compete with one another for the best and most efficient forms of self government within each state. That way, if a state was doing a particularly good job of governance it would attract like minded people and the state would advance in its prosperity. If a state did a worse job of governance, their lacking might create the incentive to do better. Over time, the best would rise to the top and be recognized for such.

Here is the conflict. In America, some people think it is the responsibility for government to own and control the means of production of goods and services and be responsible for the well being of its population. That mind-set is the pure and classical definition of SOCIALISM. Again, there are citizens of this land who are all for that.

There are also folks who believe individuals should own the means of production of goods and services, but government should control those activities, determine who will benefit from privately owned businesses and at what prices, set wages, determine who gets the favored opportunities and who will have to perform the less favorable grunt work. That is the classical definition of fascism. There are huge numbers of people who believe in at least some degree of this kind of government philosophy.

There are also other people who have the mind set of our Founding Fathers. They believe the only purpose of government is protect the people’s God given right to life (as long as you are not convicted with due process of a capitol crime), liberty, (as long as you are not convicted through due process of harming your neighbor) and the pursuit of happiness (through your ability to own and control your own private property). For government to do any thing else would be tyranny. I believe government can be involved with other services, but only through user fees, not from tax revenues. Those services could be such things as providing roads for which the public has open access, or say water, sewer and utility services. There are large numbers of people spread out over this nation who believe in these principles.

THEREFORE, my suggestion is for people wanting socialism, why not move to Boston, or perhaps to Vermont or California (government is really working well today for the people in the liberal bastion of California, as citizens have just been notified, if they are due a refund from their state tax returns, those refund checks will have to be delayed as the highly taxed state is broke. Also hundreds of thousands of state employees are being furloughed, again the highly taxed state doesn’t have the money to pay their wages).

If people prefer fascism, why not move to a state that wants to practice that form of government to the upmost efficiency. If on the other hand, you love liberty and want to be able to have and control to the maximum amount, your private property, then why not move to a state that wants to practice a very limited form of government to its up-most? May I insist, that people with that kind of philosophy move to Oklahoma !!! Maybe now you can see why the federal government wants to mandate sameness in the states, they don’t want to lose control and allow liberty and private property advocates to shine.

People are continuing to join as dues paying members. With all volunteer leaders at OCPAC, none of the dues you pay for membership is burned up in the paying of salaries. Other than an ethics fee and occasionally a banking fee, all of your dues monies are used to support conservative candidates, reward conservative incumbents, or used for our accountability efforts toward those pesky RINOs (Republicans In Name Only). To join OCPAC, please follow the instructions following my sign off.

Charlie Meadows

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