+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
+ EVENT REMINDER
+ THE 2010 GOVERNOR’S RACE TAKING SHAPE
+ OCPAC MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
This past week we debated bills submitted to be used for this year’s
Conservative Index, published by the Oklahoma Constitution Newspaper.
A hand full of the over 30 different bills submitted were debatable as
to if a vote for or against was actually a conservative or liberal
position. I believe some of those measures will be thrown out of
consideration. This week our members who are present and have had
their dues paid as of June 3rd will be allowed to vote to determine
the 10 most important issues from this year’s legislative session
which should be used for the Index.
Also, one of our speakers a few weeks back was Randy Bright, an
architect from Tulsa who spoke on sustainability, new urbanism and
light rail. One of those attending our meeting challenged him on his
light rail positions, pointing to the success of the Dallas light rail
system. As a result, Mr. Bright has written his two most recent
articles in the Tulsa Beacon exposing the failures of the Dallas
system. I will try to have copies of his articles available for those
attending this week’s meeting. They are excellent.
+ EVENT REMINDER
In last week’s e-mail I announced the up-coming Freedom 21 Conference
to be held in Midwest City on August 13th through the 15th. This
Monday, June 15th is the deadline for discounted attendance admission.
Since last week I have been informed another speaker has been added to
list. It is Mr. G. Edward Griffin, author of the most important book
ever written on the Federal Reserve System exposing its massive
influence upon our economic system. The book is titled: CREATURE FROM
JECKEL ISLAND. The 3 day conference costs $295 with the early bird
discount being $245 which includes meals. However, there is lesser
cost to attend if you are local and only want to attend the talks.
That price is $95 and the student rate is $45. For reservations log on
One more point, this past week I was listening to the Neal Boortz
radio talk show when a very astute caller asked Boortz what he
believed to be the significance of the Federal Reserve. In typical
Boortz fashion when he doesn’t want to discuss an issue he went full
boar into attempting to marginalize people he considers too far out in
Bortz said he didn’t care about the Fed, but then the caller asked if
he would care if the issue was true and important? Bortz answered it
wasn’t his job to save America or get Obama out of office. He said his
primary job was to keep as many people listening to his program as
possible until the next commercial. He went on to say more people
would listen if he talked about the homosexual who recently lost the
American Idolatry contest than if he tried to talk about a complicated
subject such as the Federal Reserve.
Let me suggest, having an audience listen to commercials IS the
primary job of any talk show host on commercial radio. However, I
believe Bortz cares more about America than he indicated and he
regularly breaks down complex subjects in an attempt to make them easy
to understand. Bottom line, Bortz has never really studied the
subject, doesn’t believe it is the root problem and doesn’t want to
deal with the foundational problems if it might paint him out to be
too radical. Bortz is like many talk show hosts who deal with the
surface problems (though real) and refuse to get to the heart of the
Meanwhile a precious metals dealer has advertised on many of the radio
talk show programs for a person to purchase a copy of Mr. Griffins
book for $26. If so he will send a copy of the book along with an
early 20th Century Silver Dollar, shipping and handling included. If
you are interested, you may want to order this extremely important
work if the offer still stands. The number to call is 1 (800)
For several years now Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tx) has authored
legislation to audit the Federal Reserves System as it has never been
audited since its inception in 1913. He has had little support until
now as more and more members of Congress are beginning to listen to
what he has to say about the economy. His current piece of legislation
to audit the Fed is HR 1207.
Last week Congressman Paul’s office released a press statement that
they have now obtained 222 co-sponsors. Representatives Tom Cole, Mary
Fallin and Frank Lucas are all co-sponsors from Oklahoma with
Congressman Boren, typically not being able to make his mind up on a
conservative issue other than the Second Amendment or the Oil Patch.
Over the recent Memorial day recess, Sullivan’s office indicated he
was studying the issue, however he never returned to Washington after
the recess as he checked himself into a substance abuse center and is
expected to be absent for at least 30 days. If you live in Congressman
Boren’s district it is time to call him at (202) 225-2701 and insist
he get on board with this effort.
I have a recent article by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann about the
Federal Reserve that I will try to have copies of for our meeting this
Wednesday. Until a person understands the power and influence over our
economy by the Federal Reserve, your UNDERSTANDING of the reasons why
America is now bankrupt, spending wildly and in economic turmoil will
be about as valuable as a person trying to rid the world of flies with
a fly swatter. Don’t be like a close minded Neal Boortz on the issue
of the Fed, become a student of history and economics. Our future
depends on it.
STATEWIDE No matter where you live in the State of Oklahoma you
need to contact our 2 U.S Senators on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday,
preferably on Monday. The U.S. House has already passed Hate Crimes
legislation and now the Senate is going to consider it. If it passes,
Christians will face charges and punishment if they disagree with
homosexuals and or their agenda. Not only is this an attempt to hinder
free speech it will become a crime against a person’s heart or
The federal legislation has been moving along as S.B. 909, however, I
just received word the Democrats are going to attach the contents of
the bill as an amendment to H.R. 2647 which is the Defense
Reauthorization Act. Our Senators must be urged to vote no on this
authorization until the hate crimes legislation is removed.
Contact information for Senator Inhofe is: Phone (202) 224-4721, Fax
(202) 228-0380 and e-mail is:
Contact information for Senator Coburn is: Phone (202) 224-5754, Fax
(202) 224-6008 and e-mail is:
It is very important that we contact our Senators as those opposing
this evil legislation hope to overload the Washington communications
capability today, Monday. Please contact our Senators using all 3
methods if at all possible.
MOORE AREA A new group calling themselves Educators of Liberty
will be holding a meeting on Monday evening, 7:00 p.m. at the Moore
public library, 225 South Howard. The program is titled Global Warming
Myth and Marxism and the speaker will be Dr. Edward Blick. We have had
Dr. Blick speak at an OCPAC meeting and found him to be an excellent
speaker with an excellent presentation. If you didn’t get to hear him,
this is a great opportunity.
OKC AREA Our friend Jerry Fent, a semi-retired attorney and
watchdog for the citizens and taxpayers has again filed a lawsuit
against the State of Oklahoma for violating our own Constitution. With
passage of SQ 640 in 1991 we amended our constitution to only allow a
tax increase with a 75% super majority in the legislature or by a vote
of the people. However, we allowed the legislature to increase user
fees with a simple majority vote in the legislature and without a vote
of the people.
Since that time the legislature has been regularly raising taxes and
calling them fees when they are not. Mr. Fent will present his oral
arguments before a Supreme Court Referee at the State Capitol this
Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. If you have time to attend to watch
the process and give moral support to Mr. Fent it would be most
appreciated. Some of those attending our Wednesday luncheon may want
to get down to the Court Room following our meeting on Wednesday.
TULSA AREA This coming Friday evening, 7:00 p.m. Pastor Paul
Blair of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond will be speaking at the New
Life Church in Owasso. The location is 12215 North Garnett,
Collinsville (Owasso). Paul is the Director of Reclaiming Oklahoma for
Christ and is a fearless pastor willing to preach an uncompromised
gospel as well as be relevant in today’s culture war. He is being
sponsored by Pastor Jason Murphy of New Life Church and Pastor Bruce
Delay of Heartland H.Q. Church. The 3 pastors along with Pastor Steve
Kern of Olivet Baptist all identify themselves as members of the Black
Robed Regiment, started by former Presidential candidate Chuck
Baldwin. I intend to drive up to Owasso for the meeting Friday evening
and hope to meet as many members and friends of OCPAC in the area as
OKC AREA This coming Saturday the organization American Majority
will host a very important candidate training seminar for anyone
interested in running for office. The location will be in the
auditorium of the Lawyer’s Title Building, 1141 N. Robinson in Mid-
Town OKC. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the seminar will
conclude at 5:15 p.m. The cost to attend is $40 per candidate and $20
for each additional staff or family member. A continental breakfast
and lunch will be provided.
Topics covered include 1) How to Communicate Effectively, 2) A
Campaign Plan to Win: Planning for the Time, People and Money to Win,
3) Dollars and Sense: Fundraising for What You Need, Not What You Can
Get, 4) New Media Engagement: The New Ways to Talk to Voters and
Engage Supporters, and 5) Grassroots Action: how Ordinary People can
get Extraordinary Results When They Work Together.
To register for the event visit www.americanmajority.org or for more
information contact Seth Brown at (405) 605-6338 or
+ THE 2010 GOVERNOR’S RACE TAKING SHAPE
This past week Oklahoma’s Attorney General Drew Edmondson officially
joined the race for Governor. He joins Lt. Governor Jari Askins on the
Democrat side and the 2 Republicans running are State Senator Randy
Brogdon and U.S. Congresswoman Mary Fallin.
This past Friday the Oklahoman had their lead editorial talking about
the “stout” group of candidates running for governor. However, they
failed to mention Senator Brogdon, just assuming he is not a
contender. While it is true he has never held a statewide office as
have the other 3 I wouldn’t dismiss him at this point in time. Time
will tell if he is able to raise a sufficient amount of funds to
compete, but his web site recently announced they have surpassed 1,000
grassroots activists who have signed up to volunteer in his campaign.
That is a very significant number and will overcome a lot of free
press or money.
They had a training seminar in the Tulsa area this past week and this
Thursday evening they will have a training session for volunteers in
central Oklahoma from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.. The meeting will be at
Italiano’s Restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln. If you want to volunteer in
his campaign attend this meeting.
You can hear Mary Fallin every Friday morning on the Ried Mullins show
at 7:05 a.m. on KTOK 1000 AM. She will also appear at the Rogers
County Bar-B-Q this Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sorry, I
couldn’t find the location on her web-site.
If you have made up your mind as to who your are going to support then
give your finances and time to their efforts. On the other hand, I
would urge Republicans not to make a decision based upon name ID but
rather on the substance of the candidates. Get to know them, listen to
what they have to say, and ask them questions at public events. I look
forward to them appearing at OCPAC for an interview process which will
occur early next year. OCPAC will make an endorsement in this race
after the interview process. In the meantime there may be some more
jump into the race but they better hurry as a statewide race is a
monster of a task.
Regardless of which Republican wins in the primary that person will
have an excellent chance to win the Governor’s race. I will support
the Republican candidate who wins as either Senator Brogdon or
Representative Fallin will be much better to have in office than
Edmondson or Askins.
+ OCPAC MEMBERSHIP STATUS
Our previous record of dues paying members for a non election year was
in 2007 with 153 members. We are now at 180 members which is an almost
20% increase in membership with more time to join. If you have not
joined as yet please do so, the future of limited government
conservatism for state government depends upon your support.
Instructions to join are below.
I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday