Tuesday, July 28, 2009
+ PROFESSOR GADDIE’S MISTAKEN TAKE ON THE TEA PARTY DEWEY BARTLETT JR.
+ SAME AS MAYOR TAYLOR WITHOUT A SKIRT?
+ PICK UP A COPY OF THE OKLAHOMA GAZETTE FORMER SENATOR OWEN LAUGHLIN TO
+ RUN FOR STATE TREASURER OCPAC MEMBERSHIP UP-DATE
+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETIG
Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, July 29th will be held at Italiano’s Restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. Our speaker this week will be Dr. Brent Seimens. Dr. Seimens has developed, under the name of Allied Medical Membership, a health care plan that is affordable even for people with limited income. Allied Medical is not insurance, but membership in medical care much like joining a wholesale consumer club. Dr. Seimens indicates there is no other model like it in the nation. While Obama and the Democrats are trying to socialize our health care system, Dr. Seimens claims to have developed a health care model that is very affordable. I have invited (he has agreed to come) Representative Chris Steele (R-Shawnee) to attend this meeting as health care reform has been his burden over the past few years. Hopefully we can find a way for the free market to survive and not be squashed by government. As an aside, Representative Steele may well be the next Speaker of the House in Oklahoma.
+ PROFESSOR GADDIE’S MISTAKEN TAKE ON THE TEA PARTY
Professor Keith Gaddie appears to be the local media darling anytime various forms of media want an analysis on political events or races.
He is a political science professor at the University of Oklahoma, has authored several books, writes a commentary column in the Oklahoma Gazette, and is frequently quoted in print media. He also appears on TV news or election watch programs. I liked to listen to him a couple of years ago when he co-hosted a radio talk show with Kyle Loveless, though the program is no longer on air. He is very witty and usually comments from a pragmatic position. However, after listening to him for many hours, I would label his political philosophy as slightly left of center.
I thought it important to say a couple of things about his analysis of the Sooner Tea Party, held on the South steps of the State Capitol on July 4th. It appears the Oklahoman asked him for his take on the tea party. However, upon reading his comments in the Oklahoman, my first impression was that he probably didn’t attend so he might not have been the best person to go to for an opinion. Based on his comments I think he underestimates the depth of understanding and grievance of many of those attending.
Gaddie suggested, “some taking part in the protests misuse terms such as socialism.” “When the government takes full control of an industry and nationalizes it, that’s socialism,” Gaddie said. “Were not there yet.” I believe Gaddie’s definition of socialism is too limited. I don’t have a problem with it but you don’t have to wait until socialism is “fully developed” before you begin to label the incremental steps taken to get to the ultimate of socialism.
My definition of fully developed socialism is; when government owns and controls the means of production of goods and services. With government fully owning Amtrack, and largely owning insurance companies, auto makers, financial institutions and mortgage companies, there is little doubt we are advancing toward socialism. There is nothing wrong with labeling that movement as such. In addition, anytime government uses its power to take tax dollars from one person to give to another to meet social needs, those are also acts of socialism. There are valid functions of government for which we are to pay taxes. Anytime government moves out of its proper role and becomes a third party to help one person “steal” from another, not only is that immoral, but it is an act of socialism.
Another point of contention I have with Gaddie was his reference to the colonists who he said were laying their lives on the line because they were fed up with “taxation without representation.” Referring to those attending the modern day tea parties, he said, “These folks are protesting taxation with representation. Like it or not, that’s representative democracy.”
We actually still have a problem with “taxation without representation.” In the news recently the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority just announced they would be raising the cost of turnpike travel by an average 14% (?). That decision was made by nameless, faceless turnpike bureaucrats who were not elected by anyone and do not answer to the voters.
However, that is a small problem to what exists today which is the opposite to “taxation without representation.” Today’s problem is “representation without taxation.” Somewhere around 40% of all Americans pay NO federal income tax. Yet they have the right to vote
(representation) to elect pandering politicians that promise them social benefits from the public treasury. These people have incentive to demand government services and high taxes because they don’t pay the bills. They reap the benefits of government taking (stealing) tax dollars from their neighbors, so that they can get their hands on those dollars. Many of the people at the tea parties understand the evil in our, “representation without taxation” system and are well justified in protesting the tyranny of such a system
One last item, many are learning the difference between the government philosophy of a republic and that of a democracy. The term “representative democracy” is not the definition of a republic. Our founders gave us a republic which is government according to the rule of law. They gave us a limited democratic PROCESS to service our republic. That means they gave us the ability to elect our U.S.
Representatives (not senators) to govern according to the rule of law based on the concepts of inalienable rights and the principles of the Bible.
+ DEWEY BARTLETT JR., SAME AS MAYOR TAYLOR WITHOUT A SKIRT?
Dewey Bartlett was only the second Republican (2nd out of 3) to be elected as governor of Oklahoma. He was arguably the most conservative governor we have ever elected, but it appears his son shares little of his dad’s conservatism. Recently, Tulsa’s Democrat Mayor, Kathy Taylor, indicated she would not run for re-election, thus opening the door for a probable showdown between the eventual winner of the Democrat and Republican primary races.
According to sources, I am told Mayor Taylor has been a tax, spend, and tax again type of Mayor. Taylor, a typical Democrat, appointed Bartlett who is an establishment Republican, to the airport board where a little over a year ago he voted to give the Bank of Oklahoma a
7.1 million settlement regarding the bankrupt Great Plains Airlines.
The Great Plains deal was one of the biggest boondoggles ever created by Oklahoma’s elected officials who believe in central planning and “economic development.” When the airlines went bankrupt, state taxpayers lost 27 million dollars and 10 million or more was lost by the taxpayers of Tulsa.
According to a front page article in the July 23rd edition of the Tulsa Beacon, on June 26th of 2008 Bartlett voted yes to endorse the payment of millions to the Bank of Oklahoma, which had loaned money to Great Plains Airlines with airport property as collateral. Mayor Taylor approved the payment, even though the city was not a party to the original suit. Taylor acted without the approval of city councilors and the money was paid from the city’s sinking fund, which comes from higher property taxes. To see a short video log on to Michael Bates’ blog at http://www.batesline.com and view the meeting to see what a go along to get along Bartlett happens to be.
One of the biggest problems for people in the Republican party is that they fall for a Republican with a high profile name, rather than do a little work to see what a candidate really stands for and how they will likely govern. The previous Tulsa Mayor Bill LaFortune was a liberal Republican, Kathy Taylor is a liberal Democrat and if elected, Bartlett will also be a liberal Republican. I have an idea, though he isn’t perfect, wouldn’t it be interesting to see Republicans in Tulsa try electing a more conservative Republican like former city councilor Chris Medlock? Who knows, it might get Tulsa on track to becoming a more fiscally responsible city.
+ PICK UP A COPY OF THE OKLAHOMA GAZETTE
The current issue of the Oklahoma Gazette has two interesting articles which are worthy of reading. The first is, REPUBLICAN REBOOT by Will Holland. The second is, IN THE BLACK by Greg Horton. The first article deals with Representative Sally Kern’s Proclamation for Morality and the future of the Republican party in Oklahoma. The second article is about the conservative Black Robe preachers like Paul Blair and Steve Kern. You can pick up a Gazette at most restaurants. I urge folks to move quickly on this as the new issue will be out either late on Wednesday or Thursday morning.
+ FORMER SENATOR OWEN LAUGHLIN TO RUN FOR STATE TREASURER
Former State Senator Owen Laughlin (R-Woodward) was term limited out of office after the 2008 session. I believe he is the first Republican to decide to run for the Treasurers office. When Owen left the legislature he had a score of 80 on the Oklahoma Constitution Newspaper’s Conservative Index for the 2008 session and a lifetime average score of a 65, which isn’t great, but at the low end of acceptable for the folks at OCPAC. Owen has always impressed me as being thoughtful and willing to speak frankly on an issue. I believe Owen to be a person of integrity. With his legal and banking background as well as legislative experience, he should be well qualified to serve as State Treasurer.
+ OCPAC MEMBERSHIP UP-DATE
We now have 187 dues paying members for the year, just 16 shy of our all time record and 34 more than our record for a non election year.
We have a donor willing to pay $50 for every member who joins in the month of July, up to 10 new members. We still need 5 more people to join to take full advantage offered by our donor. If you have not joined for this year, please do so now. For instructions to join see below.
I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
Our noon luncheon for Wednesday July 22,nd will be held at Italiano’s restaurant, 4801
the Six O’clock Republican Women’s club about the inner workings of OCPAC as well as the substance of the John Birch Society. Folks gather around 6 for dinner with the meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. The location is Cowboy Sharkies, 5840 South Memorial in
conducting a meeting titled: Introduction to Activism through the John Brich Society. The time will be 7:00 p.m. The location is the Moore Public Library, 225 South Harvard in
will be this Friday, July 24th from 6 until 10:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, July 25th from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The location for the 4th year in a row is the Hardeman Auditorium in the
Janet Folger Porter, author of THE CRIMINALIZATION OF CHRISTIANITY.
Mrs. Porter also hosts a live daily radio program and is the President and Founder of Faith2Action.
Dr. John Morris is a renowned geologist, scientist and author. Dr.
Morris is the President of the
Lt. General (retired) Jerry Boykin, one of the original members of the US Army’s Delta Force. He was chronicled in the film “Black Hawk Down.” General Boykin is also well versed in the dangers of radical Islam.
Peter LaBarbera, President of Americans For Truth about Homosexuality.
This is an organization dedicated to exposing the agenda of the radical homosexual community.
The purpose of these seminars are to educate our pastors, legislators, educators, students and all citizens as to the truth about America’s Christian Heritage and the role of fundamental, Biblical Christianity in the establishment and function of our legal, legislative and educational systems; and to work towards the successful re- establishment of these values in our society today.
There is no charge to attend. I highly urge everyone to attend this important seminar if at all possible.
I am visiting friends in
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
+ ANNOUNCEMENT - TULSA AREA
+ REFLECTIONS ON THE JULY 4TH TEA PARTIES SHANNON BECOMES A LOOSE
+ CANNON - FIRES ON CONSERVATIVES!
+ SIGN REPRESENTATIVE KERN’S MORALITY PROCLAMATION REP McMULLEN LEAVS
+ SEAT, SPECIAL ELECTION SOON U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FALLIN ON THE CAMPAIGN
+ TRAIL PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FOREIGN POLICY - TAKING SHAPE OCPAC MEMBERSHIP
+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
Our meeting this week will have our dues paying members selecting the outstanding lawmakers for this year’s legislative session as well as those not so outstanding. We will vote on several award levels as well as select the one RINO in each the House as well as Senate. If we have some time left over we will watch an informative DVD.
+ ANNOUNCEMENT - TULSA AREA
Just wanted to make our Tulsa area members and friends aware, I have been invited to speak to the Six O’Clock Republican Women’s Group on Monday evening July 20th, which is next Monday evening. The location is Cowboy Sharkies, 5840 South Memorial Drive, in the back meeting room. Folks gather at 6 for dinner with the meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Both men and women guests are welcome. I will be talking about OCPAC, its strategies, accomplishments and goals as well as some information about the John Birch Society. Warning, I believe we are facing serious problems in our nation so my message is not geared for the timid, faint of heart or those just wanting to play patty cake. If you are serious about improving Oklahoma as well as our nation come and bring a friend.
+ REFLECTIONS ON THE JULY 4TH TEA PARTIES
I have only received a few reports from tea parties across the state and while I can’t speak for all of them it looks like the turn out was down statewide over those held this past April 15th. While I missed the one on April 15th it was a privilege to attend and speak at the one on the South steps of the State Capitol. The local FOX affiliate reported the attendance to be over 3,000 and from my vantage point I believe that to be fairly accurate. FOX had the best coverage, but it was also covered by ABC, CBS and the Oklahoman. I don’t know about NBC. I thought the coverage was good considering the competition with parades, fire work displays and President George W Bush being in Woodward.
The volunteers who organized this event in only 2 or 3 weeks did an outstanding job. It was delayed slightly as a result of a person attending fainting and needing some medical attention. That slight delay caused our final speaker to be interpreted by the 12 noon siren blaring for what seemed way too long. It was a little humorous and we got by it just fine. I would suggest by reading many of the home made signs as well as talking with several folks that there was a very sober mood at this tea party. I believe many of the folks attending were either scared, worried, angry, passionate, awake, alert and ready to get involved. If they will use those passions and anger intelligently to get involved with one or more of the organizations I suggested checking out, the necessary steps will be in motion to begin to restore the greatness of our nation.
Again, great job to the organizers and volunteers.
+ SHANNON BECOMES A LOSE CANNON - FIRES ON CONSERVATIVES
If you had the time to listen much to Mark Shannon’s radio show (1000 AM from 4 to 7:00 p.m.) this past week you know he has been on a wild tear, going after me, OCPAC, the John Birch Society, congressional candidate R. J. Harris, the Fair Tax supporters and the supporters of former presidential candidate Ron Paul.
His basic claim is that he agrees with us on about 90% of the issues but it is the other 10% that drives him bonkers. I don’t know many people or organizations with which I or most people are in agreement at the 90% level. That is why it has been so bizarre for Shannon to attack people and organizations with whom he should be allied. We have serious problems, threats and real enemies of Americanism to deal with, therefore attacking your base and allies is like shooting yourself in your knee before you compete in a race.
Shannon’s tirade reminds me of the time Senator Coburn was exposing the “bridge to nowhere” in Alaska and other wasteful earmarks. During a hearing a liberal Democrat thought he would have some fun and asked Coburn about a wasteful earmark in Oklahoma. As it turned out, it was a spending request by Senator Inhofe that Coburn new nothing about.
Coburn said he would oppose it and Ron Black, then a local talk show host, went ballistic demanding the immediate resignation of Senator Inhofe. Black was right to call Inhofe on the carpet but was foolish to call for his immediate resignation or defeat at the next election.
With that in mind, let me say I am in favor of replacing any elected official with someone who is better. The key to that philosophy is an ability to determine if a candidate would be a better lawmaker.
Case in point, people who have read my e-mails for any length of time know I think Congressman Tom Cole is a big spending Republican who served as President Bush’s little Oklahoma lap dog rather than serving the people as a guardian and watchdog for their tax dollars. Therefore during the 2008 election cycle we invited the independent candidate to an OCPAC meeting for an interview. It appeared to me the fellow would be worse than Cole, even if he could win, and therefore I endorsed Cole for that seat though I would really like to see him replaced.
It appears Congressman Cole will have one or more Republican challengers, one of whom is R.J. Harris, one of Shannon’s targets. I know Harris to be passionate and in favor of limited government, but until he comes for an interview and is intensely questioned on issues he is not assured of an OCPAC endorsement or support on my part. I am willing to give him a chance, too bad Shannon is not.
While I have heard most of what Shannon has said, I really believe he has a personal beef with me and most of the reasoning for his attacks are superficial. I won’t go into what I believe his beef with me is, because it is speculation, but let me just say this. Pryor to Wednesday, July 1st Shannon had been saying compliments about me on air, then on Wednesday and Thursday he began to say he would not attend because “Charlie Meadows” would be one of the speakers???
Following the tea party he blew up on air supposedly because organizations, especially the John Birch Society, were allowed to have tables and the fact that I, a speaker, would promote the Birch Society from the behind the lectern. Truth is I named several organizations, The Birch Society, OCPAC, Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ, The Oklahoma Family Policy Council, The 912 Project, Americans for Prosperity and the Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs.
I suggested people check these organizations out and lend their talents and resources to them. The reason I did that, and would do it again, is because the tea parties have a part, but they aren’t an organization with a clearly understood agenda and the means or organization to accomplish any real change. You see, I believe the people attending the tea parties are alert and intelligent enough to check out organizations for themselves and decide if they want to become a part of an organization and try to restore this nation. I don’t believe in trying to protect people from organizations by censoring them from the free choices of the people. I actually believe in and practice free speech and have confidence in the intelligence of the people attending the tea parties.
Perhaps Shannon should realize that while he was a part of the organization and one of those behind the lectern for the April 15th event, he wasn’t a part of this organization. The first group, for whatever reason, canceled the tea party on the 4th and a completely different group organized this event and they were under no obligation to follow the pattern of the first tea party. The first tea party decided not to allow organizations to have tables or elected officials to speak. Whether that is a good idea or not is debatable, but there is no set rule as to how these tea parties are to be conducted.
During the April 15th tea parties, there was one in Norman where U.S.
Representative Mary Fallin was allowed to speak and at one of the ones in Tulsa, Congressman John Sullivan was also allowed to speak. On the 4th, Senator Randy Brogdon (R-Owasso) spoke at two of the tea parties, I don’t know about the others. It is foolish for Shannon to throw a fit over the operations of a tea party in which he wasn’t a part of the organization. He is doing nothing but tarnishing an event which was done very well and enjoyed by most of those in attendance.
To be fair, I have taken Mark Shannon to task over several issues in the past for taking a liberal position, using unwise strategy or whipping up emotions rather than using facts, reason and good judgment for decision making processes. I have never taken him to task for being too conservative. Mark has a lot of talent and has an entertaining program. However, the challenges we face are too important to allow personality conflicts or differing strategies to separate us and turn us against each other. My criticisms toward Mark have never been personal but always about issues. When he returns from his vacation I will suggest we get together and see if we can work out our differences.
+ SIGN REPRESENTATIVE KERN’S MORALITY PROCLAMATION
A week ago Thursday State Representative Sally Kern and a group described in the news as about 250 gathered at the State Capitol at noon to sign the Morality Proclamation. The proclamation was partly intended to be a counter opinion to President Obama for declaring June as the month to honor homosexuals and all of their immoral variations.
About 30 homosexual advocates showed up and tried to disrupt the good guys. Representative Kern and those who honor decency sang songs and stood their ground until those trying to interrupt relented. As is usually the case, those who accuse others of being intolerant are actually the ones who are intolerant. If you would like to read the proclamation and sign it, go on line to: http://www.blogger.com/www.reclaimoklahoma.org.
+ REPRESENTATIVE McMULLEN LEAVES SEAT, SPECIAL ELECTION SOON
President Obama picked Oklahoma State Representative Ryan McMullen (D- Burns Flat) for a post in his administration so McMullen will vacate his seat and that will call for a special election in the near future.
Todd Russ from Cordell will be at least one of the Republican candidates for the soon vacated seat. Mr. Russ ran for the overlapping Senate seat in 2006 and barely lost to Tom Ivester (D-Elk City) in the general election. We supported Mr. Russ in 2006 and will likely support him in this special election if he becomes the nominee. He did well in his interview process. It is unlikely another Republican would be able to defeat Russ in a primary. Should Mr. Russ win, the House would then have 62 Republicans and 39 Democrats. Up until 5 years ago, the Republicans were in the minority. My how things have changed.
+ U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FALLIN ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
I recently received a campaign notice from the Mary Fallin campaign which really bothered me. The message read: “While campaigning, the one message I have heard loud and clear is: our state needs a leader who will promote Oklahoma, create jobs and grow our economy.” It went on with Representative Fallin saying: “I believe I am that leader.”
Here is the problem. If Oklahomans are saying we want a leader who will create jobs and grow our economy, what they are in essence saying is that we don’t want free market capitalism, we want socialist or fascist capitalism, we want government to be responsible for our economy, our jobs, and our well being. Rather than have government protect a competitive free market economy where people can succeed or fail based on the market, how hard they work, and how good their ideas happen to be, those people are saying, we want a government that central plans, picks winners and losers and owns or controls businesses if necessary, as long as “I” have a good job or profession.
I don’t know if that is the kind of leadership Mary Fallin wants to provide if elected as governor, I sure hope not. If on the other hand she wants to be a leader in a free market economy she needs to correct and teach people who are telling her they want socialist and fascist capitalism. Teaching, promoting and selling the ideas of free market capitalism is true leadership. To do otherwise is simply pandering to the misguided ideas of a population that has been conditioned to look to government for their well being. Those are the same ideas promoted by President Obama and the Democrats which have brought America to the brink we now face. Representative Fallin has an opportunity to do it correctly, only time will tell what kind of leader she might become!
+ PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FOREIGN POLICY - TAKING SHAPE
The recent contest for power in Honduras was about the duly elected Marxist President wanting to illegally change the nation’s constitution so he could become dictator for life like Hugo Chavez has accomplished to control his nation. Unfortunately President Obama sided with his Marxist buddy wanting to be a dictator. Obama ignored the rule of law as set out in their constitution, much like he does in our nation.
Last week he was in Moscow, (guess he has decided to do foreign policy himself rather than his Secretary of State, whatever her name is).
While there, in front of the cameras, he told the world that the United States and Russia had a lot in common. However, when they went behind closed doors to negotiate arms reductions I speculate this may have been what was said:
Russian President: Well done comrade Obama, you really played the useful idiots in the media well to fool the majority of gullible American voters into electing you. Comrade, you are pushing an excellent agenda, surely designed to further weaken to American economy, it is truly great to see Americans began to grovel for jobs, food and safety. Also, you have been outstanding in treating the Iranian situation low key, we can’t have a bunch of freedom loving Iranians throwing off our puppet leaders in Iran. However, you must put more pressure on Honduran officials to re-instate our comrade in Honduras.
Now we need to get down to business to craft a plan for unilateral disarmament by the United States. Of course we will have to make it look like we are both reducing our arms, so it will be a challenge to come up with a plan that looks like you are verifying our arms reduction when we will in fact not be doing that.
Obama: Agreed, it will be a challenge, but with my charisma and the help of the useful idiots in the print and electronic media we can get the job done. By the way, how do you like what I am about to do to our economy with my cap and trade monster?
Russian President: Just excellent, the way you are destroying the
moral fabric of America by promoting homosexuality and abortion, making people more dependent with your move toward full blown socialized medicine and the destruction to the economy are all just great. Well done comrade Obama.
+ OCPAC MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
We ended June with 185 dues paying members, which is 32 more than our all time high of 153 for an off election year. We have an individual willing to contribute $50 for every member up to 10 that we sign up during the month of July, regardless of the membership level. We are approaching our all time record of 203 dues paying members which we experienced last year during an election year. If you have not joined as yet, please consider doing so. One of the best things about joining OCPAC is that we have no paid employees, therefore virtually all of your dues go toward electing conservative candidates or our accountability efforts to try to ensure Republican lawmakers live up to their conservative rhetoric when they ask us for our votes and our contributions. To join, please see instructions following the sing off.
I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
I am going to keep this e-mail very short as I am having to spend a great deal of time entering names into the OCPAC e-mail list for folks who signed up at the Sooner Tea Party which was held in OKC this past Saturday on the 4th. I have quite a few things I want to say about such a great event, even though Mark Shannon is trying to tarnish it.
I will send out another e-mail later this week, once all the new names are on our list.
Our speaker this week will be Michael Galiga. Mr. Galiga is a prominent real estate developer and entrepreneur in the Oklahoma City Area. Last year he spent tens of thousands of his own dollars to host a free seminar at the Marriot on the Northwest highway to share some of the keys to success and meaning in life he has discovered. This year he plans to host another event at the Cox Convention Center on September 26th. I am looking forward to hearing from him and really appreciate his willingness to come and speak at our OCPAC meeting. I urge folks to make this meeting if at all possible
This coming Saturday July the 11,th I will be a part of 3 different meetings in Ft. Smith Arkansas. On Saturday morning there will be a meeting where pastors have been invited and I will be doing a presentation about the synergy in Oklahoma, especially connected with Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ. Then at 10:00 a.m. in a different location we will be conducting an introductory meeting about the John Birch Society. Following lunch, we will then conduct a training session for members of the John Birch Society. I share this in case you know anyone in East central Oklahoma or Ft. Smith who might be interested in attending any of these meetings. If so, have them contact Mr.Fred Coleman in Ft Smith at (479) 461-2019 or Mr. Mike Sawyer in Poteau at (918) 938-2119 as they are coordinating these meetings.
One of the reasons the Birch Society has grown so rapidly over the past year and a half and continues to grow today is the integrity and reliability of information made available by the Society over the past 50 years. If folks are intellectually honest and willing to search for the truth, no matter where it leads and what truth may present itself as, they will be amazed at how accurate the Society has been in predicting what is happening in America today. For more information on the John Birch Society log on to www.jbs.org.
I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
+ REPRESENTATIVE KERN INTRODUCES PROCLAMATION OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS - TEA
+ PARTIES ME, COMMENT ON MICHAEL JACKSON?
+ 8 DIRTY RINOs (Republicans In Name only)
+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
We will have a very busy meeting this week. Mr. Kendall Irvin will
bring his guitar and perform 2 songs he has written and produced. Mr.
Irvin is a professional speaker and song writer. The main song he will
be singing is titled Bye Bye America Bye. His second song is called:
Oh give me a loan. In honor of Independence day, we will show the
short video, THEY PLEDGED THEIR LIVES, THEIR FORTUNES AND THEIR SACRED
HONOR, narrated by Paul Harvey and produced by Huskvarna. Our main
speaker will be Mr. Fred Alavi. Mr Alavi is an Oklahoma businessman
who is the Vice President of the Asian Society of America and a board
member of Oklahoma’s Iranian American Cultural Society. He will give
his perspective on what is going on in Iran. We will have time for
questions and answers following his talk. A big thanks to Dr. David
Yeagley for arranging to have Mr. Alavi come and speak to us. Many may
not know, but some years ago Dr. Yeagley was sponsored by an American
Foundation to travel to Tehran and speak on some kind of a traveling
scholar program. I highly recommend checking out Dr. Yeagley’s web-
+ REPRESENTATIVE KERN INTRODUCES PROCLAMATION
President Obama declared June to be the month to recognize the gay,
lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender yada yada yada group of people. If a
nation wants the blessings of God, there couldn’t be a worse decision
made by its leaders. Therefore, Representative Sally Kern has stepped
up with real leadership to offer the OKLAHOMA CITIZENS PROCLAMATION
FOR MORALITY. Pastors, lawmakers and business leaders will gather at
the Capitol Rotunda, 12 noon this Thursday, July 2nd to sign the
WE THE PEOPLE OF OKLAHOMA, Invoking the guidance of almighty god, in
order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty; to secure
just and rightful Government; to promote our mutual Welfare and
Happiness, do establish this proclamation and call upon the people of
the great State of Oklahoma, and our fellow Patriots in these United
States of America who look to the Lord for guidance, to acknowledge
the need for a national awakening of righteousness in our land.
WHEREAS, "It is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the
Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand" (John Adams); and
WHEREAS, "We have no government armed with power capable of
contending with human passions unbridled by Religion and
Morality" ( John Adams); and
WHEREAS, "Our Constitution was made only for a Moral and Religious
people" (John Adams), and
WHEREAS, "We have staked the whole future of American civilization,
not upon the power of government…. But upon the capacity of mankind
for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern
ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the
Ten Commandments of God" (James Madison); and
WHEREAS, "Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a
right that belongs to us by the laws of God" (Benjamin Franklin); and
WHEREAS, "God who gave us life gave us liberty and can the liberties
of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm
basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties
are of the Gift of God" (Thomas Jefferson); and
WHEREAS, "Whether any free government can be permanent, where the
public worship of God, and the support of Religion, constitute no part
of the policy or duty of the state" (Joseph Story); and
WHEREAS, "We hold sacred the rights of conscience, and promise to the
people…. The free and undisturbed exercise of their religion" (Roger
WHEREAS, "This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by
Christians" (Patrick Henry); and
WHEREAS, "When you…. Exercise the right of voting for public
officers, let it be impressed upon your mind that God commands you to
chose just men who will rule in the fear of God" (Noah Webster); and
WHEREAS, "The principles of genuine Liberty and of wise laws and
administrations are to be drawn from the Bible" (Noah Webster); and
WHEREAS, the people of Oklahoma have a strong tradition of reliance
upon the Creator of the Universe; and
WHEREAS, we believe our economic woes are consequences of our greater
national moral crisis; and
WHEREAS, this nation has become a world leader in promoting abortion,
pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate
births, child abuse, and many other forms of debauchery; and
WHEREAS, alarmed that the Government of the United States of America
is forsaking the rich Christian heritage upon which this nation was
WHEREAS, grieved that the Office of the President of these United
States has refused to uphold the long held tradition of past
presidents in giving recognition to our National Day of Prayer; and
WHEREAS, deeply disturbed that the Office of the President of these
United States disregards the biblical admonitions to live clean and
pure lives by proclaiming an entire month to an immoral behavior;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned elected
officials of the people of Oklahoma, religious leaders and citizens of
the State of Oklahoma, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world,
solemnly declare that the HOPE of the great State of Oklahoma and of
these United States, rests upon the Principles of Religion and
Morality as put forth in the HOLY BIBLE; and
BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, believers in the One True
God and His only Son, call upon all to join with us in recognizing
that "Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord" and humbly implore
all who love Truth and Virtue to live above reproach in the sight of
God and man with a firm reliance on the leadership and protection of
Almighty God; and
BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, humbly call upon Holy God,
our Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer, to have mercy on this nation, to
stay His hand of judgment, and grant a national awakening of
righteousness and Christian renewal as we repent of our great sin.
Signed on the Second Day of July in the Year of our Lord Christ Two
Thousand and Nine.
I urge folks to consider this thought, If there really is a God and if
He involves Himself in the affairs of man, would you rather have his
blessings or be under his judgment and curse? I personally believe
there is a God, He is the God of the Bible, and that he does involve
Himself in the Affairs of man. The responsibility here is upon
Christians to live a righteous life to allow Him to bless this nation.
For the most part, un-regenerate sinners will live a life of rebellion
because it is in their nature to do so. To better understand this, may
I suggest reading the 28th chapter of the book of Deuteronomy to
better understand the desire and nature of God.
+ OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS - TEA PARTIES
In listening to the Mark Shannon show, I realize many people are just
now finding out that the previously canceled TEA PARTY scheduled for
July 4th on the South Steps of the State Capitol is back on. The Tea
Party will start at 10:00 a.m. and last until close to noon. At this
point I will be one of 4 speakers with my speech titled: RE-IGNITING
THE SPIRIT OF 1776. I will do my best to make the speech substantive
as well as stirring. All of the rest of the Tea Parties I am going to
list are on the 4th, some you may have to contact a person to find out
LAWTON - 10 a.m. until noon at Shepler Park, 4th and Gore Blvd.
CLAREMORE - Denise Clinton (918) 724-3330
MUSKOGEE - 10:00 a.m. until noon at Civitan Park, 3301 Gibson Street.
BROKEN ARROW - 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Haikey Creek Park, 11327
CLINTON - Steve Millspaugh (580) 772-1070
ALTUS - 6 to 9:00 p.m. at the West side of the Altus Community Center
DUNCAN - 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Elk Plaza
McALESTER - 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Rotary Park Amphitheater
In addition to the Tea Parties, Piedmont will be hosting the replica
of the Viet Nam War Memorial from Thursday evening until Sunday
evening. It will be open for guests 24 hours each day between the
times mentioned. I don’t have the exact location but a call to city
hall should provide that information. I have visited the memorial in
Washington as well as one of these moving replicas when it was in
Edmond several years ago. I was a moving experience for me as we lost
a lot of men in that undeclared war that our leaders never intended to
win. On top of that, our returning solders were treated with shame and
WOODWARD I almost forgot, former President George W. Bush will be
speaking at the Crystal Beach Park Saturday evening for anyone wanting
to go hear a liberal Republican, that is when it came to domestic
policy and a globalist when it came to our borders and foreign policy.
I would love to go see him but I have at least 2008 other things more
important to do. We can thank former President Bush and the big
spending Republicans in Congress who abandoned conservative principles
from 2000 to 2006 for the current bunch of liberal socialists now
controlling Washington and trying their best to completely change
America from the ideas of our Founders to the ideas of Karl Marx. I
really mean no disrespect, but I wouldn’t walk across the street to
listen to him make a speech.
+ ME, COMMENT ON MICHAEL JACKSON?
Thirty minutes after the initial reports of Michael Jackson’s death I
had already heard more about him and his life than I wanted to and it
has only gotten worse since. First let me say he had incredible
talent, but in my opinion he squandered it away on the carnality of
his own flesh and in the service of Satan, rather than to use it for
the glory of God.
Though I hear a lot of music while in restaurants and other similar
settings, I prefer talk radio over music and wouldn’t recognize by
name a single song which he performed. As a Christian I make an effort
to discipline myself to be careful about listening to music which is
written to stir the carnal nature within. I am also instructed not to
worship any man, though giving honor where honor is due is good and
reasonable. I know many of the un-regenerates loved his music as well
as Jackson the person. They are expressing their feelings now through
what should be recognized as the worship of a man, plain and simple. I
just have a very different definition of success as well as what is
honorable and Jackson didn’t fit the bill.
Fox News has been just as putrid as all the rest of the national news
agencies in their coverage of Jackson’s passing. All the attention
given to his death for days on end is just one more diversion from
what is important in life. While people are glued to the Jackson
affairs, the thieves in Washington are busy about their efforts to
destroy America. Stay alert and pay attention to the important issues
going on in America.
+ 8 DIRTY RINOs (Republicans In Name Only)
This past Friday 8 RINO Republicans in the U.S. House of
Representatives voted with the Democrats to pass the evil Cap and
Trade bill, all based on the fraud of global warming or climate
change. The vote was 220 for the measure and 211 against. Had John
Sullivan (R-Okla) been on the job he would surely have added another
Good job to the citizens in Dan Boren’s district. As Oklahoma’s only
Democrat in our congressional delegation, he voted against the
measure. The bill was 1,000 pages long and most of those voting for it
have not read what is in it. One part of the bill will require anyone
wanting to sell their home, to first have a federal agent do and
energy audit. If the home does not have energy saving windows and
modern appliances the home owner will have to have them replaced
before they can sell the home. Do you understand, this type of
legislation is defined as fascist tyranny? The measure is expected to
have a more difficult time passing the Senate. Let us hope and pray to
God that is the case.
I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.