Monday, November 23, 2009

OBAMACARE - WHAT CAN WE DO?

+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING

+ ANNOUNCEMENTS

+ OBAMACARE - WHAT CAN WE DO?

+ GOOD GUYS ARE WATCHING US FOR LEADERSHIP EDUCATION BUDGET WOES, NOT

+ THAT DIFFICULT

+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING

Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, November 25th will be held at Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. Our first speaker this Wednesday will be Mr. Ralph Bullard. Mr. Bullard was the Headmaster for Christian Heritage Academy in Del City for over 30 years. He is still affiliated with the school as an ambassador and maintains other duties. However, many may not know, Ralph is also on the board of directors of the Plymouth Rock Foundation, which now has the responsibility for the annual Thanksgiving parade (America’s

Parade) and celebration in Plymouth Massachusetts. Ralph will be returning from Plymouth on Tuesday, the day before our meeting and will give us a report on the on-going efforts to stave off revisionist history and preserve the heritage of our most significant early day settlers, the Pilgrims. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and very spiritual in its meaning. Our second speaker will be Mr. Ted King, author of The Federal Page in the Oklahoma Constitution Newspaper. Ted has recently written the book, THE WAR ON SMOKERS AND THE RISE OF THE NANNY STATE. I would suggest the proper function of government in a free society is to protect one person from the harmful activities of another, while at the same time allowing for as much liberty as possible. It will be interesting to see Mr. King’s definition of “Nanny State” and where he draws those lines of constraint regarding liberty when it comes to smoking?

+ ANNOUNCEMENTS

MONDAY - SHAWNEE AREA - The next in a series of statewide training classes will be held, starting at 6:30 p.m., located in the Shawnee Library. The first class will be Legislative Lobbying Training and the second class will be GOP Activist Training. These 2 classes will last until 8:30 p.m..

The legislative Lobbying class will teach you how to be an effective advocate of Constitutional principles to the Oklahoma State Legislature. The GOP activist training class will teach you how to become an effective advocate of Constitutional principles within the Republican Party. The class will teach you how the Oklahoma Republican Party is structured and how you can be an effective member of that party structure.

TUESDAY - OKC AREA - While it wasn’t unanimous, this past Wednesday OCPAC members voted overwhelmingly to oppose the up-coming MAPS III vote on December 8th.. This Tuesday morning at 11:30 a.m. on the East side of City Hall, in downtown OKC, OCPAC members are encouraged to join other members of the newly formed Oklahoma Constitutional Alliance for a rally and announcement of the various organizations in opposition to MAPS III.

As soon as I can get it formulated, I will send out a special e-mail presenting perspectives in favor of MAPS III and perspectives for opposing MAPS III. I believe folks looking at this through rational eyes will see that the negatives outweigh the positives. This is an important decision that only voters living in the incorporated city limits of OKC will be able to decide on December 8th. It will also affect everyone who dines or purchases retail goods in OKC even though they don’t live there.

FRIDAY - NORMAN AREA - The 2009 Bedlam Bash fundraiser for the Republican party will be held Friday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.

at the new Embassy Suites Hotel, 2501 Conference Center Drive in Norman. Representing OU will be Tim Lashar, Darrol Ray and Trent Smith. Representing OSU will be Paul Blair and John Henry Ward. There will be an Auction, door prizes and much more. Special guest speaker will be U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin). It is $30 per person, $20 students and under 12 are free. To RSVP call (405)

528-3501 or e-mail: jay@okgop.com

+ OBAMACARE - WHAT CAN WE DO?

I first want to say the 3 candidates at the tea party forum last Thursday evening in Ada certainly appeared to be stellar people, with a passion to do right by the people if elected to office. During the public question time a lady asked point blank, what can we do to stop Obamacare from passing and what can we do if it passes. The answers given were fine as far as they went, but somewhat incomplete. While I had been a speaker an hour earlier, I was not on the panel and therefore had to contain myself with the following answer.

The things going on in Washington have people worried, scared and or angry. I found the lady after the meeting and tried to walk her through our options. First we all have the responsibility to make sure our U.S. Representative and our two U.S. Senators are going to vote against this measure. Second, if there is any congressman in Oklahoma other than our personal Representative planning to vote for the measure, we must do anything we can to make sure they change their mind. Here is the landscape. All five of Oklahoma’s U.S.

Representatives have already voted against the measure and they will vote against any final version. The same goes for our two U.S.

Senators, so we have done our job on this issue in Oklahoma.

To be honest, contacting congressmen in other states is of little value. However, contributing money to efforts such as those being carried out by Dick Morris has some real value. Morris is running TV commercials in key states such as Nebraska, Arkansas, Louisiana and a couple more where a Democrat Senator is facing re-election next year and the citizens are somewhat to solidly against this so called health care reform. Those TV commercials pressure and expose those Democrats which will make it very difficult to vote for a final version, that is if they want to be re-elected. This is a worthy cause and has strategic value to the effort. However, there is more we can do.

During Oklahoma’s next state legislative session, Randy Brogdon in the Senate (R-Owasso) and Representative Mike Ritze in the House (R-Broken

Arrow) will be introducing some very important legislation regarding an amendment to our state constitution. If their measure passes both chambers of the state legislature (it won‘t require the governor‘s

signature) next November, the citizens will be allowed to vote to amend our Constitution to allow businesses and individuals to opt out of federal health care mandates. Hopefully the constitutional amendment will also allow the state to butt heads with any efforts by the federal government to ENFORCE their health care mandates which clearly violate the U.S. Constitution.

Therefore the obvious challenge is for “we the people” to contact our elected officials as soon as the legislation is ready and tell them that we want this measure passed. Tell them we want to be able to vote on this measure. This issue and others is why I have been saying to get the contact information for your personal state representative and senator handy and ready to use.

I will also make another recommendation. Get to know your elected officials. Call them up and ask to meet with them for lunch. Invite them over for dinner. 25 years ago, when home schooling was not as well accepted as it is today, my brother and sister in law invited our newly elected Democrat state rep over for dinner. It was just a pleasant dinner and a time to get to know one another. Following the dinner, at a pre-arranged time 7 or 8 other home school parents came over and talked about their commitment and experiences in home schooling. They asked this Democrat to protect their right to home school. This was very effective.

I suggest getting to know these elected officials. Because this next year during session, with the growth of citizen activists and the organizing that have been going on in various organizations that are now coming together with the Oklahoma Constitutional Alliance (OCA), we the people will have a chance to effect the outcome of the state legislature more than any time in the past. That is if the people reading this e-mail and those who are members of other organizations will truly become activists. You will change the outcome of the state legislative session for the good, or you will change out some lawmakers who need to return to the private sector.

Please pay close attention. With the Republicans strongly in control of the House, anything that happens is on their shoulders. House Democrats are completely irrelevant regarding legislation, other than upholding a governor’s veto if one should occur. The Senate is much closer, but still, if Republicans act like conservatives (more accurately known as classical liberals), there is no reason most of the waste, corruption, bad decisions and socialist-fascist policies can’t be significantly reduced or eliminated in the state of Oklahoma.

If the average person will be alert and become a true activist, it will be a much more difficult decision for Republican legislators to line up like little stooges for leadership in the House and Senate. It will much more difficult for the Republican bosses to pass legislation for the powerful special interests that have controlled the state for far too long!

Just one of those special interests is Higher Ed. Let me suggest a possible power play for next year. UCO really wants the State Medical Examiners Office to be re-located to new facilities on campus. They will claim it would be more efficient to be next to the new multi million dollar facilities which train students to be crime scene investigators (CSIs). It may be a good idea and if in the long term it will improve the performance of the office and lower costs, then I say do it, that is if the money is available.

However, it will probably cost many millions of dollars to make the move and there will be no money available for such a project in this year’s budget. Therefore, they will be under great pressure to BORROW the money through newly created bonded indebtedness and therefore put the state under an ever greater debt load. Let me say this loud and clear. This state should not borrow one more penny. Any lawmaker voting to obligate this state for more debt should be replaced by a better lawmaker next July or November! Oklahoma needs to eliminate its debt, not increase it.

+ GOOD GUYS ARE WATCHING US FOR LEADERSHIP

This past Monday, pastors Paul Blair, Steve Kern and Dan Fisher went to Washington D.C. to challenge the constitutional validity of the recently passed hate crimes legislation. Much to their surprise, a Barrister (attorney) flew over from England at his own expense to speak for a 10 minute segment. His warning was, not to go down the road regarding hate crimes as has happened in England. The anti- Christian, pro Muslim sentiment has grown so powerful in England that now Christians are experiencing discrimination in employment and other areas. His message was that the good guys in England are looking at what we are going to do to preserve western culture and liberty!

This past Friday night in Tulsa, many black robe pastors (patriot

pastors) and other Christians gathered to hear Chari Van Wyk, a South African evangelist talk about the Marxist turmoil and revolutions fomented on the continent of Africa. His message was, the good guys are looking to the United States to see if we will reverse our slide and restore or greatness and our liberty.

Folks, there really is no other place to go. America is the last stand. Many more people must elevate some of their time toward political activism and conservative government service. It must become a greater priority in their lives. The time to start is now. We must first educate and prepare ourselves so we may be effective in bringing others along into this struggle. Please examine yourselves accurately and determine what more you might do in this struggle.

+ EDUCATION BUDGET WOES - NOT THAT DIFFICULT

With revenues coming in short of budget predictions, we are beginning to hear “squeals” similar to those of piglets being pulled away from suckling the teat of their big momma sow. Of course the sow in my word picture is state government and the little piglets are various state agencies and special interest groups who live on the product of the teat (tax dollars). Without a doubt the largest piglet in the state is primary and secondary education. That piglets jowls are strong and powerful and its squeals are loud, when it comes to any effort to separate it from the teat. In fact, if allowed, it would suckle several teats at the same time.

In reality, the easiest place to reduce the budget and do no harm to students, is in primary and secondary education. Passage of HB 1017 in 1990 did several things. If forced the reduction in class size and opened the door for all day 5 year old kindergarten. Since that time we have foolishly introduced 4 year old pre-school (nanny state child

care) and are even playing with the even more foolish concept of 3 year old pre-school.

Not only did HB 1017 require huge pay increases for teachers spread over a 5 year period of time, it forced the hiring of 4,000 or so additional teachers to comply with smaller classroom size limits. Now please put you thinking caps on. Other than making Oklahoma education much more expensive, what has HB 1017 accomplished for education and the students in the State of Oklahoma? We have had a new generation of children born and moved their way completely through our school system since 1990 and where is the improvement?

In April of 2002 THE EDUCATION REPORTER, published by Eagle Forum, had an extensive article on pre-school programs titled: Drumbeat Grows for Universal Preschool - Government daycare renamed “early childhood education.” While the article was about a nation wide movement, it was laced with references to Oklahoma. Part of the article was a summary of over 600 studies which showed what a fraud early childhood education programs have turned out to be.

The vast majority of studies show children initially benefit from early childhood education but by the 2nd or 3rd grades, children who were NOT involved in these programs catch up with the children who were in them. A more recent study, and the largest of the all, suggests the same outcome but its findings are disturbing in another area. It suggest children with excessive exposure to other children may be more likely to develop harmful behavior problems.

Bottom line, if there is no long term benefit to early childhood programs and if they may even cause behavior problems in children, then why do we spend tens of millions of dollars on these programs? We do so because the state legislature which is overly influenced by the education industry passes laws which require us to do so. I call it an industry rather than a viable profession because it is more about power, wealth and jobs for the industry than about educating our children!

We should immediately begin to dismantle the early childhood education programs which will free up a huge sum of money. In addition, it will take pressure off local school districts to pass ever more school bonds to build more classrooms for these nanny state programs.

On another note, we should suspend all teacher-student ration requirements established under HB 1017. What I am about to say doesn’t seem logical, but there is not evidence that smaller classroom sizes improves the academic performance for our children. When I was growing up, my grade school classes always ranged between 30 and 36. Some of the lecture classes in Jr. high and high school were huge and held in an auditorium. The product turned out today is worse academically and morally than the product of my day, 45 years ago or so. Also, we were worse than the product 30 years before our day.

These changes will solve one more problem. We are hearing that there is soon to be a wave of teacher retirements which will create teacher shortages. All of these teachers displaced as a result of eliminating early childhood programs and returning control to local school boards for student teacher classroom sizes, will make teachers available to fill the slots of the retiring teachers. The savings will be enormous and I haven’t even started saving money with a “no strings attached”

voucher program to empower parents to direct the educational choice for their children. Saving money from the most expensive part of government isn’t hard to direct, it is just really difficult to accomplish politically.

I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.

Charlie Meadows

Charliemeadows7@gmail.com

Monday, November 16, 2009

LOOK FOR A NEW CROP OF LEFTIST BUMPER STICKERS

+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
+ ANNOUNCEMENTS
+ NATIONAL ANTHEM - HOME OF BRAVE, SOONERS OR SOMETHING ELSE?
+ LOOK FOR A NEW CROP OF LEFTIST BUMPER STRIPS PROPERLY ADMONISHED BY
+ DR. EVERETT PIPER

+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING

Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, November 18th will be held at Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. Our speaker this week will be Amanda Teegarden, Executive Director for Oklahomans For Sovereignty And Free Enterprise (OK-SAFE). Amanda has an up-dated presentation on the sustainability movement. Understanding this movement, which was birthed several years ago as “Agenda 21” during the global Earth Summit in Argentina, is vital to understand the rise of central planning and fascism in America. Did anyone see the article in the Oklahoman recently regarding the “sustainability director”
hired by OKC about 4 years ago? I would suggest MAPS III has “sustainability” written all over it. In addition to Amanda’s presentation, our dues paying members attending the meeting will vote to support MAPS III, vote to oppose it or vote not to take a position on the issue. This is an important meeting, so don’t miss it.

+ ANNOUNCEMENTS

THURSDAY - TULSA AREA - The second in a series of God and Country seminars will be held at 7:00 p.m. November 19th at the Kirk Of The Hills church, 4102 East 61st Street in Tulsa. Please use the Southeast Entrance. This is excellent information regarding our heritage and the importance of Biblical principles in government.

THURSDAY - ADA OK - The Ada Tea Party #4 will begin at 6:00 p.m.
with the location being the Pontotoc Technology Center, 100 East 13th Street. This is a well organized group of Christian patriots who, after previously sponsoring 3 successful tea parties, have planned and organized a 4th. Following a few opening activities, I will be the first speaker, talking about the condition of the founding area of our nation at the time of 9/11 and the need for Christians to live a substantive life and engage in the culture war or lose our nation. The next speaker will be State Representative Sally Kern who will tell “the rest of her story.” Our speeches will be followed by a panel of 5th District Congressional candidates Rick Flanigan and James Lankford as well as Mr. Bill Hodges, legislative candidate for HD 60. The theme for the panelists will be: Why Should Grassroots Americans Elect You?
There will be time for the audience to ask questions of the panelists.
The tea party folks will also have informative DVDs and Tee Shirts for sale as a fundraiser and many free handouts.

In the earliest days of our nation, debates and events such as this, then held at the South Church in Boston or Fennel Hall were the biggest events of the year. They were the equivalent of today’s Super Bowl. If we can ever get today’s 45 year old juveniles to cut the time they spend on sitcoms, CSI, dancing with the harlots, American Idolatry and sports addictions in half, if they will grow up and devote just a reasonable amount of time to the important issues of the day, we may reverse our nation’s decline much quicker than most could ever imagine. If you live within a reasonable drive of Ada, come on out and get engaged in this culture war.

FRIDAY - TULSA AREA - There will be a Black-Robed Regiment Rally on Friday evening, November 20th, 7:00 p.m. in the Tulsa Select Conference Center I-44 and Yale. The speaker will be Chari Van Wyk, a South African Evangelist, terrorism survivor and author of the book, SHOOTING BACK. The Black Robed Regiment were the most feared group of people in the colonies prior to and during our war of Independence.
Who were they? They were the clergy of their day, men who passionately preached the Gospel in their pulpits on Sunday mornings, then removed their black robes to reveal their army or militia uniforms as they then led the men of their churches out to train or to battle. We are seeing a modern day “black robe” movement today, where pastors passionately preach the Gospel in their churches but also encourage and lead their church members to engage in the culture war, played out today in the public square and at the voting booth.

SUNDAY - OKC AREA - This Sunday, November 22nd rallies will be held all over the nation to repeal the Federal Reserve and restore sound money to America. I was a speaker at last year’s rally and have been invited again this year. The location will be Hefner Park - 4491 Lake Hefner Road, (Meridian & Northwest Expressway) from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.. If it is cool out, put on your warm clothes and join this growing effort END THE FED. The more you learn about the power and control of this monster the more you will realize we can never bring back a vibrant economy producing real wealth rather than an economy limping along on newly printed dollars heading toward a crushing debt load. It is a choice between controlled slavery or prosperous liberty.

+ NATIONAL ANTHEM - HOME OF BRAVE , SOONERS OR SOMETHING ELSE?

If you have followed the Oklahoman over the past few days you may have noticed a brewing controversy about altering the ending of the National Anthem performed at Oklahoma University’s home field before each football game. Properly sang it would end, “land of the free and home of the brave.” However, Sooner fans are changing it to “land of the free and home of the Sooners.” The controversy is over whether or not it is disrespectful to change it to home of the Sooners? Should we change it and if so, should it be changed to reflect the reality of the mind set of the people of our nation and state?

May I suggest the following change to: land of the “dependents” and home of the “weak, the sniveling and the thieves.” Now folks before you get you long daggers out, scream and jump into an ash heap with anger at me for suggesting such, hear me out. Let me suggest some scenarios to support my suggestion.

1) because of declining state revenues, senior nutrition centers are being scaled back or shut down. One such action has stirred the ire of Edmond Mayor Patrice Douglas, claiming unfair, unfair. By listening to many comments on the subject, it appears those seniors who are frail and home bound are being taken care of by the local citizens, churches, and civic organizations in Edmond. However, many comments about the senior center are more about socialization and the benefits of such interaction to the elderly. State Representative Marian Cooksey (R-Edmond) likened her recently deceased mother’s longevity to the meals she benefited from and the fact that she had others with which to share her meals.

Please understand, I am not suggesting people may not need help when they get old. The question is, from where should the help come? The Biblical model is for the children to care for their parents, and if that doesn’t happen, help should come from churches, civic organizations or simply people helping their neighbors as they would like to be helped. While the needs may exist, it is not the proper function of government provide for those needs.

One of the things pointed out in the excellent DVD, Overview of America, was that our Founders designed our government to be a negative force, not a positive force. It shows that for government to be a positive force (redistribution of wealth for social benefits) it must first take from one person before it can give to another. Of course the end result is that government gains control over both the giver and taker. No matter how valuable a program, it is not the proper function of government to provide for beneficial social functions in a moral and free market society. Only in a fascist, socialist or communist society is it the government’s responsibility to directly provide for the benefits of its citizens.

I work in Purcell 3 days each month and am regularly approached by a fellow I would describe as the town busybody. He is continually inviting me to come to the senior nutrition center for a free meal. He tries to tempt me by describing the menu and explaining what a good deal it happens to be and what nice people attend. Even though I have tried to explain, I just don’t think he has the intellectual capacity to understand the immorality of using government to force one person, against their will, to pay for a meal and entertainment of others.

While I am not a wealthy person, I qualify for some of these programs as they make no distinction regarding ability to pay. Thanks taxpayers, but I can pay for my own lunches. Also, one of the important reasons to get off our duffs and attend churches and other organizations are the relationships we build. Those relationships will prove valuable during a time of need. Are people who have never exerted any energy throughout their lives to build positive relationships owed attention in their twilight years? Absolutely not, though many people will reach out to them motivated by Christian love or some other reason. That is called “charity,” which is always voluntary, whereas government programs for social needs are always based on compulsion and thievery.

2) Second example, just how many business startups of any size which occur today do so without the owners having their hands out for some kind of government subsidies? Not many. Have we become so weak and sniveling that we can’t succeed without government help? Recently State Representative Richard Morrissette (D-OKC) held an interim study on the “crisis” caused by the spread of Oklahoma Red Cedar trees. His solution of course was for government to get involved. Folks, I attended a seminar about this so called “crisis” over 20 years ago.

When I ran for the State Senate in 1990 I was invited to the grand opening of a heavily subsidized new business North of Seminole that was going to harvest these trees and produce beneficial products from the pests. A couple of year later another heavily subsidized red cedar tree business opened just East of Guthrie. Of course the subsidies were in the name of economic development and jobs creation. Both of those businesses are long gone and the taxpayers are out tens of thousands of dollars, lost for ever. Unless a real market has developed today for products from those pesky little trees, taxpayers will lose tens of thousands more in tax dollars, but Representative Morrissette will have stood on his grandstand and looked like he “cared” about the people. He will surely puff his chest out and proclaim he solved the crisis of those wretched cedar trees.

3) A few weeks back I wrote about the thievery caused by state and federal subsidies associated with the purchase of electric autos. This was brought about by the central planning economic geniuses (economic midgets would be a better term) trying to control the purchasing habits of Oklahoma citizens. Since a judge has put a restraining order on the efforts of the state tax commission to curtail the program, it is running wild and has cost an estimated $40 million dollars to Oklahoma tax payers.

The majority of the electric autos are nothing more than spiffed up golf carts and will rarely be used for real transportation. The temptation to get something priced from $12,000 to $23,000 dollars free or for only a few hundred dollars it significant. I have even had to listen to my wife whine like a little puppy dog when she saw that “cute” little electric pickup that she could envision hauling her garden equipment and materials around on our small farm.

I don’t know the fellow that owns the Ada Electric Car company, but in my opinion he is little more than a greedy opportunist. He is taking money from taxpayers through the state which is miss-spending its monies on electric “autos” rather than reduce taxes or spend its revenues for vital government services. He also appears to be quite willing to take money from the federal government which is bankrupt and simply borrowing and printing gazillions of paper dollars to keep its tyrannical rear-end afloat. Since government subsidies are a Marxist-socialist philosophy, his promoting of the program makes me think of him as that American type businessman that Nikite Krucheff
(sp?) must have been talking about when he declared: that greedy American businessmen will sell up the rope with which we will use to hang them.

4) I will just sum up my final premise with examples of cash for clunkers, subsidies for home buyers, subsidies for new washers and dryers, and yes those poor little old Oklahoma Indian Tribes are receiving over a hundred million in stimulus dollars. Much of which will be farted off on social programs or paying for home improvements for their tribal members. One of the biggest problems for the tribal governments may be taking time away from running to the banks with bags of money from their gambling operations. Of course those who disagree with me will have an endless list of justifications for why they participate in these programs. Justify, Justify, Justify

I want to applaud those folks who have enough decency and self respect to say no to these programs, subsidies and give aways. They are the people who are to be honored in society. Those who participate in plundering their neighbors (it doesn’t matter that it is legalized
plunder) who knowingly steal from their neighbors should be recognized as less than honorable. Lawmakers who facilitate such re-distribution of wealth are weak, they are not quality leaders that believe in our Republican form of government, but rather shallow panderers acting out the tenets of a democracy. O Lord deliver us from these small minded politicians and give us brave hearted conservative leaders. Men and women who can persuade their constituents to the superiority of liberty and the protection of each persons private property.

+ LOOK FOR A FRESH CROP OF LEFTIST BUMPER STRIPS

This past Saturday many of Oklahoma’s leftists gathered for the 24th annual Peace Festival at the Civic Center in downtown OKC. We should be seeing a bunch of new bumper strips with the upside down broken cross, a real dishonoring to the sufferings of Jesus and the price he paid so that man could be redeemed back to our heavenly Father. I am sure there will be some new “coexist” strips and peace through “unilateral disarmament” showing up on Yugos as well as today’s other versions of “green cars.”

I would suggest that many of the people attending this past Saturday’s event, whether they be homosexuals or just run of the mill leftists, are the kind of people who promote excessive tolerance, diversity and political correctness. May I suggest, one of the highest callings for any society or culture is to determine what it will celebrate and what it will condemn. While it is open for debate as to determine where those lines of acceptable and unacceptable behavior should be drawn, I believe most of these people are in favor of almost anything goes.
However, I doubt they are very likely to be accepting of people who want to draw lines of right and wrong. Tolerance and diversity are code words for the removal of almost all standards of right and wrong.
Those are the ideas which have led to the politically correct climate in which we live today. America is not the better off as a result of this change in social mores.

+ PROPERLY ADMONISHED BY DR. EVERETT PIPER

Certainly a part of Dr. Piper’s talk this past Wednesday was about convincing us that we are not conservatives but rather “classical liberals.” People familiar with the old definitions understand the definitions have been reversed. A classical liberal used to mean one who was liberal with your liberties. While I agree with his premise, my concern is that perhaps 90% of all Americans understand the words for how and what they are used for today and are therefore ignorant to their former meanings. My struggle is knowing how much energy it will take to try and re-educate people to the former meanings and the confusion it will cause in that transition. I am concerned about expending too much effort in the re-defining of the words and thus diverting energy away from the effort to stop the tyranny of statism and its off-shoots of socialism and fascism. Dr. Piper believes it is our moral duty to use these words correctly. What do you believe is most important?

The other thing that so impressed me was the changes he brought to OWU after he became President. When he arrived he could barely find a faculty member or student that could recite or explain the mission statement of the University. Today he suggests it would be difficult to find anyone on campus that couldn’t recite or explain it. It got me to thinking. I would guess most people couldn’t recite or explain the mission statement for OCPAC.

It is as follows: “To promote and support constitutionalists in the state legislature who oppose expansive government while at the same time promote liberty, free market economics, and Judeo-Christian standards.” If the members of an organization don’t know the purpose for their existence, it will not be much of an organization.

I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.

Charlie Meadows
Charliemeadows7@gmail.com

Thursday, November 12, 2009

CLEAR UP A MISUNDERSTANDING

+ I wanted to clear up any misunderstanding. The meeting tonight at
the Character First Center, (520 W. Main in downtown OKC) is a speech presentation. There is no meal, so there is no need for reservations.
You may just show up at the door. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. with the cost at the door being $10 for adults or $5 for students. Again, the speaker is Mr. Art Thompson, CEO of the John Birch Society, who will be talking about the little known influences behind terrorism.
Therefore, grab a neighbor, friend or cousin and come on down.

+ Next Monday November 16th, Paul Blair, Steve Kern and perhaps
others from Oklahoma will be flying to Washington D.C. to join with other Christian leaders and pastors regarding the recent passage of the hate crimes legislation. They intend to deliver a letter to U.S.
Attorney General Eric Holder, asking that the law not be enforced as it is an attack on free speech and as such is un-constitutional.
Following their effort to deliver the letter, they will assemble on the steps of the department of justice where several pastors will deliver short sermons on the sin of homosexuality, and the wages of sin which is eternal damnation. They will also reveal the good news of the Gospel, that being a homosexual can be set free from that perverted bondage, receive forgiveness from that sin and escape eternal damnation. They will basically be challenging the DOJ to enforce the unconstitutional hate crimes law in this application or show it isn’t applicable to free speech. I am sure they would appreciate your prayers.

+ Also on Monday, November 16, Scott Esk will be conducting an
introduction to activism through the John Birch Society presentation.
The location is the Moore library (on Howard street, just North of South 4th Street in Moore) with the meeting starting at 7:00 p.m.. In January of this year I said the theme for this year would be the need to organize. I can’t think of a better organization to consider than the Birch Society. Attend this meeting to make that determination for yourself.

+ I will have more about this in the next e-mail. Until then, I
wanted to make folks aware of the Ada Tea Party # 4. I had an opportunity to meet with the executive committee about 3 months ago and found them to be a dedicated group of citizens getting organized to make a difference. I received the tea party agenda a couple of days ago for their 4th gathering which will be next Thursday, November 19th. Just wanted to mention that both State Representative Sally Kern and I will be speakers to be followed by a candidate forum. Those candidates on the panel are to be Rick Flanigan and James Langford, both 5th District Congressional candidates, along with a Mr. Bill Hodges, running for Oklahoma House District 60. While Ada is not in the 5th district, many of that attending are from Seminole or Pott counties which are. If you live anywhere in the area, please try to attend, these organizers are some true American patriots that are working hard to make a difference.

Charlie Meadows
Charliemeadows7@gmail.com

STATE COMMITTEE MEETING AND GOV RACE

+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING

+ ANNOUNCEMENTS

+ STATE COMMITTEE MEETING AND GOV RACE

+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING

Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, November 11th will be held at Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. Our first order of business will be to recognize all of our veterans, as well as any reservist, guard or active duty members of the military. Our speaker this week will be Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesylean University in Bartlesville. This year they have opened campus locations in OKC and Tulsa. Dr. Piper has recently written a book, THE WRONG SIDE OF THE DOOR - WHY IDEAS MATTER. He suggested to me in an e- mail that is could be sub-titled, The Arrogance of the Academy, The Pride of Politics and the Pathology of the Intellect. The book has been endorsed by Chuck Colson and Dr. Piper is currently touring the nation holding workshop debates regarding its premise and the power of truth. We had him speak about 5 years ago, and found him to be an intellectual gem as well as a powerful speaker. Don’t miss hearing him if at all possible.

One other item and no surprise, since AARP endorsed President Obama and the Democrat’s plan for the government to take over health care. I propose the following deal. Anyone bringing their destroyed AARP membership card to Wednesday’s meeting, or better still destroy it in front of everyone, they will receive a free copy of the book, THE LAW by Frederic Bastiat. If you bring a stamped and addressed envelope to an alternative seniors organization for the contents of your destroyed AARP card you will also receive a copy of the booklet, NOT YOURS TO GIVE, about Davy Crockett, when he was a congressman from Tennessee.

About 18 or so years ago, I was a member of a group working to completely reform education in Oklahoma. Our legal council was then Senator Don Rubottom (R-Tulsa). The organization AARP was mentioned and he leaned over to me and suggested it was his opinion that AARP was the most dangerous organization in America. I responded with a similar opinion. The reason, is simple. Once you understand how the ideals of socialism flesh out into public policy and programs, it was easy to see that this mammoth organization has been promoting socialism for many years.

I started getting their propaganda when I turned 50 and have been diligent to return responses with their prepaid postage to burn up as much of their money as possible as well as be able to vent my opinions to them about their sorry organization. They are very slow learners as I just received another of their mail outs about 2 weeks ago. It is not enough to just curse the darkness, good and honorable citizens are going to have to opt out of that which is wrong and immoral. No matter about a few shekels on some kind of a service they may provide, please get out of this socialist promoting organization now.

+ ANNOUNCEMENTS

GUTHRIE AREA - The Logan County Republican Party will host a meeting Monday evening November 9th, for Republicans and conservative Democrats. The time is 7:00 p.m. and the location is Community Church, located on the Northwest corner of the intersection of I-35 and Seward Road. We will hear from State Representative Jason Murphey about up-coming legislative issues. The keynote speaker will be Toby Pedford. Mr. Pedford and his wife Lori have 3 young children. Toby is a professional in the insurance and financial services market. Mr.

Pedford was a delegate to the Republican National Convention last year and has been the emcee of at least 3 of the recent tea parties at the State Capitol. Toby will talk about the various conservative movements and what vision and goals the Republican party needs to take to restore our nation to greatness. Toby is an inspirational speaker, if you live in the North Edmond and Logan County area don’t miss this meeting.

TULSA CITY ELECTIONS - Tuesday November 10th the polls will open for the election of a new mayor for Tulsa as well as city councilmen and a city auditor. The mayor’s race is between a liberal Republican, Dewey Bartlett, and an ultra liberal Democrat ideologue, Tom Adelson who currently is a State Senator from Tulsa. I was ready to suggest it didn’t matter that much who won and in fact, if Adelson were to win, we would have a chance to pick up another Republican Senate seat in a special election.

However, the more I talked with conservative leaders in Tulsa as well as several Republican Senators, I have come to believe there is enough difference between the two to recommend voting for Bartlett. This was partly influenced by a meeting conservative leaders had with Dewey where he promised to give an ear to conservative concerns. Only time will tell if he honors his promise. It was a good sign that he attended the presentation this past Saturday morning to hear Larry Pratt, founder of Gun Owners of America (GOA), along with Representative Mike Ritze and Senator Randy Brogdon.

Tulsa Republicans had the opportunity to pick a more conservative candidate in the primaries, but didn’t. Therefore, the race is now between the lesser of two liberals. If I lived in Tulsa, I would reluctantly vote for Dewey Bartlett and hope the conservatives can move him toward the right. Click HERE


to access a survey on social and fiscal policy questions asked of all the candidates.

OKC - There will be a meeting this Thursday evening, November 12th, at the Character First Center, 520 West Main in downtown OKC and starting at 7:30 p.m.. Mr. Art Thompson, CEO of the John Birch Society, will give his presentation: EXPOSING TERRORISM - INSIDE THE TERROR TRIANGLE. Mr. Thompson will reveal that since 9/11 the face of terrorism has been mostly Islamic. But Islam is only one part of the terror triangle, and not the most important part. Mr. Thompson reveals and documents the players who back, boost, and drive terrorism and explains how America is focusing on the enemy on the surface.

Attend to discover the constitutional solutions to the problem of terror. Learn the vital role you can play in making sure we are not trading our liberty for temporary security. The cost for Adults is $10 at the door or $5 for students. Please make every effort to arrange your priorities to attend.

+ STATE COMMITTEE MEETING AND GOV RACE

As State Committee Man from Logan County, I attended the Republican state committee meeting this past Saturday. The most discussed issue was about party officers getting involved in primary races. There is no rule on this issue, but the debate was whether officers should support one candidate over another? If an officer does so, should it be only as an individual and not as a party official?

Truth is all activists are politically aggressive and therefore it is very difficult to expect people not to support a candidate they believe would be the best person to be elected. It was suggested that all candidates be given a fair chance to be heard by the less involved voters and that any support given by officials be done so as an individual.

With the calendar heading toward the primaries the tensions will mount between supporters of particular candidates, perhaps with the Governor’s race becoming the most intense. Therefore I thought I would give an analysis at this point in the race.

First I am surprised that there are only 2 candidates in the race thus far. Since a statewide race is such a beast to run and manage, I would suggest that anyone not in the race thus far will not be a viable candidate. The only exception might be a candidate with a high name identification or a ton of personal money.

So far the race is between U.S. Representative Mary Fallin and State Senator Randy Brogdon (R-Owasso). The race is shaping up to be a classical contest between a candidate (Fallin) that the more moderate and wealthy establishment Republicans are more nearly to be behind and a candidate (Brogdon) that grass root conservative activists are more likely to be behind. Fallin is doing very well raising money and recently was nearing 2,000 donors. One of the ways to get a large number of donors is to simply ask for donations as low as $10 of which she has done. Brogdon, while behind in amount raised, almost doubled his funds in the last quarter and is raising enough to be a viable candidate. Brogdon’s strength is his army of volunteers. They quit counting after they had over 1,600 people go to his web-site to sign up a volunteers. His challenge will be to effectively use them.

One advantage Brogdon has is his ability to work full time on the race, sometimes attending and speaking at 4 to 5 functions per day.

Whereas, Fallin, has to be in Washington serving as a Congresswoman.

Therefore, she is probably having to pay staff to do much of the work in her campaign which is probably why she has already spent $433 Thousand of the $872 Thousand she has raised. That is not to say that Fallin is without supporters, when she had the opening of her campaign headquarters in OKC she had around 100 people attend which is a good number.

Let me make a suggestion. The beauty of a primary is to have an opportunity to discover and support the candidate who would make the BEST governor. Satisfy yourself with that answer and work and contribute to that candidate. If that candidate loses in the primary, you can then support the winner as either Fallin or Brogdon will be a far better governor than either of the Democrats running.

The purpose of a political campaign is to draw distinctions between candidates. As that plays out don’t get emotional and turn on the eventual winner. I know them both well enough to know this will be a race between a more pragmatic conservative and ideological conservative.

Anyone with any political sense knows Fallin is the huge favorite since she won the statewide race for Lt. Governor 3 times before she went to Washington. Already some of her supporters are engaging in a whisper campaign that Brogdon is a wonderful fellow, but he cant’s win in the general election because he doesn’t have the name identification that Mary has. Therefore, they are saying, that you will be wasting your time and resources in supporting Brogdon.

That seems reasonable until you examine political history. Anytime a strongly favored candidate fails to execute a knock-out in the primaries, they are in trouble. In 2001 there was a special election to fill the vacated seat formerly held by Steve Largent. Cathy Keeting was a huge favorite to win the primary but came in a distant second to an unknown State Representative by the name of John Sullivan. To avoid even further embarrassment and an almost sure loss in the primary run- off she withdrew from the race and Sullivan went on to defeat the Democrat.

Perhaps a more relevant historical race to the primary between Fallin and Brogdon would be one of many years ago. The very well known giant in that race was Democrat Clem McSpadden. An upstart and unheard of young legislator by the name of David Boren forced McSpadden into a run off. That is all the media and press could talk about, it earned hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of free media for Boren. He went on to defeat McSpadden and easily won the election for Governor.

If Senator Brogdon is able to pull off the biggest primary up-set since that race of 40 or so years ago, it will have the same effect. A victory or Mary Fallin will earn Brogdon 2 million dollars worth of free press. All the press and media in the state will talk about is this formerly unknown Brogdon fellow that upset the heavily favored Fallin.

The conditions are such that whichever candidate wins, they are likely to win in November. So again I suggest, determine who would be the best person between Brogdon and Fallin to govern in a very difficult climate of an ever growing federal government and its impositions upon the states. Figure out which candidate better understands the tenants of liberty and free enterprise. Which candidate is better qualified to shake up the self serving power structure in the state and which candidate is more likely to be controlled by such. Support that candidate and may God help us to have the wisdom to put that person in office.

As I have said earlier, I will not take a public stand on a candidate until after they come to OCPAC for our interview process. They both deserve a fair opportunity to make their case before people who are still in the process of making up their mind as to who they will support.

I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.

Charlie Meadows

Charliemeadows7@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CORRECTION

+ CORRECTION - In the e-mail sent out Monday, I incorrectly announced there would be a town hall meeting in Crescent this Thursday evening. The meeting will be next month, more on that later.

+ VERY IMPORTANT - Many national conservative leaders are hastily

organizing a rally for this Thursday November 5th 2009, 12 noon on the steps of the United States Capitol. On such short notice, I doubt many from Oklahoma will be able to attend. The process and vote on Pelosi’s socialized medicine legislation will take place on Thursday and Friday.

I have been surprised there has not been an effort made to have American citizens call, fax or e-mail their personal U.S.

Representatives. Far more people will be able to contact their Representative in one of those methods than attend this rally. What is needed is for the volume to be so great that the system is shut down.

Please pay close attention: All 5 Oklahoma Representatives, John Sullivan, Dan Boren, Frank Lucas, Tom Cole and Mary Fallin are ALREADY going to vote against this legislation. However, we still need to call them on Thursday and Friday and urge them to vote against the legislation. First, that will add to the volume of contacts in Washington and hopefully help shut down the system. That kind of an outpouring will serve notice that an angry populous has not gone to sleep. Second that will give ammunition to our elected officials to speak about how many citizens don’t want this legislation.

My promise to everyone on this e-mail list is; that I will NOT ask you to contact your elected officials unless it is really important. It is my hope, that when I do urge people to call, that they will respond.

Now is the time, all of the rallies and tea parties that we have had dating back to February were pointed to this Thursday and Friday in the House. If it passes the House, then we will have to fight even harder in the Senate, probably next week. Please make your contacts starting Thursday, and call again on Friday. I have been urging folks to get that contact information handy and ready to use. Now is the time.

One more announcement, One week from this Thursday on November 12th, Mr. Art Thompson, CEO of the John Birch Society will be in OKC for a stop on a 20 city tour. The title of his talk will be, EXPOSING TERRORISM - INSIDE THE TERROR TRIANGLE. The location will be the Character First Conference Center, 520 West Main in downtown OKC. The cost to attend is $10 for adults or $5 for students with the time being 7:30 p.m.. For more information call (405) 348-9991. Tickets will also be available at the OCPAC meetings over the next 2 Wednesdays.

Charlie Meadows

Charliemeadows7@gmail.com

+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING

+ ANNOUNCEMENTS

+ RESPONSES TO MY STATEMENTS ABOUT GLEN BECK MIKE CHRISTIAN EXERCISING

+ 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS NEW YORK 23, THE PERFECT CONSERVATIVE STORM HATE

+ CRIMES PASSES, LOCAL HOMO’S STILL FULL OF VITRIOL

+ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING

Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, November 4th will be held at Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. Our speaker this week will be OKC businessman Moshe Tal. Mr. Tal has probably been abused by government through the process of “eminent domain” more than any other citizen in Oklahoma. Having heard his story, with 2 active law suits still on going, I believe that some of the good “old boys”

who control city hall, influenced government to steal prime brick town property from Mr. Tal. Perhaps it was done to teach him a lesson about not going along to get along as well as the ingratiate themselves.

Please don’t miss this meeting, it is important to understand how the elitist appear to throw moral goodness aside in their quest to sculpt the future of OKC.

I also want to thank Mr. Gill Hensley, OKC police officer and President of the OKC Fraternal Order of Police, for clearing his schedule last week at the last minute to come and speak at OCPAC. Key point, the FOP never asked for a raise for police during contract negotiations, but rather have the city find a way to increase the number of officers on the streets. The number of officers have only increased 1% over the past 20 years, while at the same time the population has increased about 100,000, thus increasing their work load significantly. Several weeks ago the FOP, along with the firefighters, voted NOT to support MAPS 3. Mr. Hensley did a good job of explaining why. To my knowledge, the Oklahoman has still failed to report this significant news story!

+ ANNOUNCEMENTS

PURCELL OK - I will be conducting another introduction to activism through the John Birch Society meeting, 7:00 p.m. in the conference center at the First American Bank, Main street and Lester Lane. The most radical leftists, socialists, Marxists and Communists are now in control of our nation. Many of these are Godless and immoral people who have a very different vision for America, far different from the values and principles of our Founding Fathers. If you live in the area, please make every effort to attend, these people must be stopped.

OKC AREA - Our good friend, Jerry Fent, constitutionalist citizen watchdog, has just brought a legal action against Governor Brad Henry, ET AL regarding stimulus money coming into Oklahoma. Even though President Obama and the Democrats have directed much of that money into the hands of the Governor and other assorted bureaucrats, that method seems to fly into the face of Oklahoma’s State Constitution.

Fent is claiming that Article 10, section 23 of Oklahoma’s Constitution requires all of those monies to be budgeted by the legislature. He will deliver oral argument before a referee, November 4, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. I believe the Supreme Court chambers are on the 2nd or 3rd floor at the Capitol. If you have time please attend to keep an eye on the performance of our highest court. I predict they will stall on this decision to allow as much of the money as possible to be spent before they make a decision.

OKC AREA - Various tea party groups are hosting the Tea Party Express bus traveling cross country raising objections to the liberal socialist health care reform as well as cap and trade legislation now in Congress. The bus will stop in OKC this Wednesday evening, November 4th at 6:00 p.m.. The location is the North Plaza of the State Capitol. They have a program planned with speakers and entertainment.

It is important to attend so the Marxists in Washington know we haven’t fallen asleep. The only area of concern I have is to make sure this movement isn’t co-opted by elements promoting a Constitutional Convention. Those rumblings are out there from various sources. Such a move would be disastrous in today’s political and cultural climate. A con-con is a horrible idea and very dangerous.

CRESCENT OK - Thursday night November 5th at 7:00 p.m. there will be a town hall meeting at the community center. Speaking will be State Representative Jason Murphy (R-Guthrie), State Senator Patrick Anderson (R-Enid) and the local County Commissioner. These meetings are very informative and allow for questions to be asked of your elected officials.

YUKON OK - Thursday night November 5th at 7:00 p.m., Bob Donohoo will be conducting an introduction to activism through the John Birch Society meeting. The location will be Trinity Baptist Church, 600 North Cemetery Rd (Garth Brooks Blvd. about 8 blocks South of I-40). I can’t express how important it is to organize and get involved. The future of our nation is at risk and we can’t re-claim it without being organized and active in effective organizations. Please attend and check it out for yourself. Bob does an excellent job of presenting the Society and its activities.

TULSA AREA - Friday evening, November 6, the Augustine Christian Academy will host their annual fundraising banquet at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel, 6807 S. 107 East Ave. The speaker will be Mart Green, of Hobby Lobby and Mardels. The Green family rescued ORU from financial ruin and Mr. Green now sits as Chairman of the Board of the University. We had Mart speak at OCPAC a few years ago and found him to be a very inspiring Christian. Anyone attending will be blessed and support an excellent school which operates under the Christian Classical Education model. The tickets are only $25. For more information and reservations call (918) 832-4600 or www.acutulsa.org.

TULSA AREA - A new organization, the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association, www.ok2a.org will host a Gun Rights Rally. It will be Saturday, November 7th, 10:00 a.m. at the Tulsa Tech Career Services Center, 3420 South Memorial Drive. The keynote speaker will be Larry Pratt, founder and director of Gun Owners of America. GOA is the “no comprise” defender of the Second Amendment and in my opinion a far superior organization ideologically speaking than the NRA. Also speaking will be Senator Randy Brogdon (R-Owasso) and Representative Mike Ritze (R-Broken Arrow).

OKC AREA - The same organization mentioned above will also host a similar meeting this Saturday evening, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Character First Center, 520 West Main in downtown OKC. Along with the keynote speaker Larry Pratt, will be Senator Brogdon and this time State Representative Jason Murphy (R-Guthrie). I hope as many people as possible will attend these meetings in your part of the state. I will be joining and supporting this new organization asap.

+ RESPONSES TO MY STATEMENTS ABOUT GLEN BECK

Last week I mentioned that I had become a convert to the Glen Beck TV show. One friend wrote something like, I told you so 3 years ago, why didn’t you listen to me then? On the other side of the coin a reader sent me 2 or 3 very well written e-mails about the mistake I had made.

The main e-mail suggested a concern that because of Beck’s relationship to Rupert Murdock and Roger Ailes, that he may be nothing more than a pied piper to lead people who are upset today, back into the Republican fold in time for next year’s election.

He was concerned that Beck might be little more than a “containment agent” to provide very good programming about the radical liberals, Marxists, fascists and Communists who now control Washington. Those are all important aspects of our enemies. However, this individual suggested that if Beck never dealt with those organizations within our nation that have a globalist agenda, then Beck would never get to the heart of the matter in his excellent expos├ęs.

Those organization would be groups like The Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission, the Yale University secret society known as Skull and Bones, the Bildebergers, and perhaps others. I know, one is not supposed to suggest these organizations have any power or are detrimental to our nation, to do so will get you labeled as a conspiracy nut. However, every organization that exists does so for a purpose and has an agenda. A little research on the power and influence of these organizations by intellectually honest people desiring to understand the truth, might reveal rational people are concerned about these organizations and with good reason.

Only time will tell regarding Beck. I do have hope that he will go deeper than the surface, deeper than the superficial. Part of the reason for my hope is a radio program of his I heard about 4 months ago (while I like his TV program, I don’t like his radio program and rarely listen).

However, there was this one day that he was talking about a book written with a plan to convert America into a socialist utopia as envisioned by Karl Marx. He kept quoting from the book and telling his listeners, this is exactly what has happened. Beck kept saying that what the author envisioned years ago is here today and the steps to get to today were laid out in the book.

So what was the book? It was none other than Philip Dru:

Administrator, written by Colonel Edward Mandell House in 1912. House was President Woodrow Wilson’s right hand man, some have even suggested his alter ego. More importantly, House founded the Council On Foreign Relations (CFR) in 1921. Today it is the most influential organization in America working toward integrating American into first, a regional and then eventually into a one world global socialist society. What Beck is doing today is good, if he really gets into the heart of the matter it will be great. If he doesn’t, he will be little more than another version of Sean Hanity, Rush Limbaugh or others. Time will tell, in the mean time take him for what is good and you will have to dig a little deeper to understand the total picture.

May I suggest reading the book Phillip Drew Administrator and even more importantly SHADOWS OF POWER by James Perloff.

+ MIKE CHRISTIAN EXERCISING SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS

There was an article in the paper recently about State Representative Mike Christian (R-South OKC) having special permission to carry a weapon into the State Capitol, though citizens with concealed carry permits are not allowed that permission. Representative Christian is a retired highway patrol trooper and as such falls into a special category for retired or active duty law enforcement.

Mike said he began to carry a weapon as a result of death threats after he spoke at a hearing to make English the official language of Oklahoma. Other retired law enforcement officers, now serving as lawmakers (all Democrats) were interviewed and said they felt safe at the Capitol without being armed. Christian said, and with good reason, that he didn’t like to leave a weapon in a locked auto, but locks it in a cabinet once in the Capitol. It is really not about being safe at the Capitol as much as it is, where are you going to leave a firearm if you can’t even take it onto government property, yet you need it once you are on the tough streets at home in your district?

Many of our laws regarding the ability to own and carry arms are antiquated and emanate from irrational fear. Sally Kern, Tim Pope and many other lawmakers have been the target of death threats over the years. What is needed is to liberalize (can’t believe I used that

word) existing gun laws to allow for all law abiding citizens (not just law enforcement personnel) to be able to carry guns anywhere on government property in which they believe they or someone else might be in danger. This especially applies to government property. To do anything else, is to deny people from being able to protect themselves and others and that is evil.

+ NEW YORK 23RD DISTRICT, THE PERFECT POLITICAL STORM

Most people who keep up with what is going on in the world, know about the special election in upstate New York to fill the recently vacated Congressional seat for District 23. This race has national implications which many believe will be a harbinger for the 2010 elections and the rebuilding of the Republican party.

Republican candidate Scozzafava is (though the election is Tuesday, she has just shut down her campaign) an ultra liberal Republican picked to be the Republican candidate. This was done by a select committee of party establishment types looking for a Republican victory. She was not elected by a vote of the people in a Republican primary. The party conservatives as well as folks affiliated with the tea parties and the 912 project said no more to these Republicans In Name Only (RINOs).

They fielded a conservative 3rd party candidate and drew a line in the sand. They said the party hasn’t learned its lesson as yet. They have said, we will no longer be kept on the “plantation” of, no where else to go with my vote. They have said, no more Republicans are going to get my vote unless they actually are conservative. These voting citizens have become principled, saying to the party, we will give even more seats to the Democrats if you keep giving us these crappy candidates, that is unless the more moderate Republicans are willing to back a conservative candidate.

Once radio talk show hosts and Fox commentators as well as high profile conservatives all over America began to endorse the Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman, he began to rise in the polls and has just now inched ahead of the Democrat at the expense of the liberal Republican.

If the Conservative party candidate wins this election, it will be a huge message to the establishment Republicans and especially to President Obama and the other Democrats considering the continuation of their liberal agenda. Republicans should end the debate as to how to re-brand the party. All future candidates should be fiscal conservatives, social conservatives and national sovereignty conservatives at the same time. Those are the kind of candidates capable of building a big tent party that attracts the widest possible groups of interests. At the same time it would cause the Republicans to become a party that would govern conservatively in all 3 areas of government.

+ HATE CRIMES PASSES, LOCAL HOMO’S STILL FULL OF VITRIOL

This past week President Obama signed legislation that had hate crimes added to it through the amendment process. Pastor Paul Blair of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond spoke out against the legislation, explaining some of the ways the new law will likely be interpreted and end up eventually punishing Christian pastors as well as Biblical Christians.

On a local Democrat blog site, they attack Blair as being stupid and even worse. They paint with a broad brush and suggest Blair simply joins other nut cases such as Sally Kern, Janet Folger, David Barton, Bill Federer, Rick Scarbrough and others. Put me on record as liking everyone of those folks, I want to be counted among their ranks. By the way, we have had every one of them as a speaker at OCPAC over the years. One of those commenting on the Democrat blog warned that he had observed these people up close and that they were serious and should not be taken lightly.

He talked about attending last year’s Re-claiming Oklahoma for Christ conference and was sickened by what he saw. He suggested that he could tell we “hate” homosexuals, because that is how we refer to them rather than use the word “gay.” I understand how people who have been given over to a reprobate mind have a difficult time properly understanding issues. Let me try to help.

The word homosexual is the proper dictionary word to define a person who has sex with a person of the same sex. The word “gay“ means happy and light hearted. Today that word has been stolen by the homosexuals to put the best spin possible on their unhappy lifestyle. It is a perversion of the word “gay” to use it in reference to homosexuals. To use words like fags, faggots, queers and etc. might be an indication that a person hates homosexuals.

As a Christian we are taught to love a sinner, but hate the sin, no matter what that sin may be. In all reality, all homosexuals are victims of a lie. That lie being that they aren’t in rebellion towards God in the practice of their lifestyle, that they have no choice to overcome that lifestyle, no matter how inclined toward it they may happen to be. There are many who have overcome that sin and now live in a happy relationship with God. There are many pastors and Christians as well as organizations like First Stone Ministries willing to help homosexuals overcome their lifestyle.

I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday

Charlie Meadows

Charliemeadows7@gmail.com