++ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
++ HAS THE OKLAHOMAN IGNITED A WAR IN REPUBLICAN CAUCUS?
++ WILL CAIR SUIT OVER SHARIAH CREEP EVENTUALLY BACKFIRE?
++ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, December 1st will be held at
Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. Our keynote speaker
for this Wednesday will be Adrienne O’Reilly, OSU student Chair and
the Oklahoma State Director of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus.
Also attending will be the national director for the movement, State
Senator Steve Russell, Representative Jason Murphy (who spoke to the
national press club on this issue in 08) and others will speak
briefly. This is an important issue to understand, hopefully folks
will make it a priority to attend.
* WEDNESDAY EVENING - NORMAN - Bott Broadcasting along with the
Oklahoma Family Policy Council are hosting an evening December 1st
with the popular author Dinesh D’Souza on the campus of Oklahoma
University. D’Souza’s lecture will be titled: The God Decision,
Delusion, Confusion or Truth? The location will be the Oklahoma
Memorial Union Ballroom, 900 Asp Avenue. The event begins at 8:00 p.m.
and is free to students, faculty and adults. Dinesh will take
questions from the audience following his lecture.
He will also make an appearance at the Credo House of Theology, 109
N.W. 142nd St, Suite B in Edmond starting at 3:00 p.m. I have met
D’Souza on two occasions and have heard him many times on radio. I
recently picked up his most recent book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage,
but have only had time to get it started. Don’t miss this opportunity
to hear one of America’s great intellects.
* THURSDAY EVENING - TULSA - This year’s UN sponsored Climate
Change conference will be held in Cancun, Mexico. To expose this
fraudulent event, Americans for Prosperity is holding its Hot Air Tour
this Thursday evening, December 2nd with former State Senator Randy
Brogdon speaking at the Hilton Tulsa Southern Hills (7900 South Lewis)
starting at 7:00 p.m. In addition, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe will be in
Cancun speaking to folks back home via satellite. The cost is $10 to
attend which also includes a BBQ dinner. To register log on to
www.hotairtour.org and click on “Oklahoma.” It is during these UN
events that all sorts of anti-American evil is offered up which then
is spread throughout the states.
* FRIDAY EVENING - OKC - The annual Christmas Dinner and Auction
sponsored by the central Oklahoma chapters of the John Birch Society
will be held this Friday evening December 3rd, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The location will be the Character Inn, 520 West Main in downtown OKC.
The cost to attend is $10 per person with dinner provided. Each family
should bring a quality auction item. Suggestions might be homemade
breads, pastries, jams, collectibles, time-share vacation
opportunities, sports tickets, art or items of interest. All proceeds
will fund our projects for 2011. I will serve as the auctioneer and
will again throw down a challenge. If someone is deemed by those
present to be dressed up in wilder Christmas garb than I have on, I
will pay for their dinner. To make it a contest, I will not wear my
full Santa costume this year. So a head count for food preparation can
be turned in, please call (405) 348- 9991 no later than 5:30 p.m. on
Wednesday the 1st for reservations.
* MUSTANG AREA - NOW THROUGH NEW YEAR’S EVENING - Richard and
Denise Engle are again hosting the Chisholm Ridge Ranch and Vineyard
Christmas Village drive through. This is a beautiful lighted drive
through with a message of the birth of Jesus. It is free to the public
and is located at 12417 South Mustang Road, overlooking the South
Canadian River Valley. More and more folks are making the Christmas
Village drive through an annual tradition with the Engle’s adding more
features each year. For more information call Richard Engle at (405)
++ HAS THE OKLAHOMAN IGNITED A WAR IN THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS?
On Thanksgiving day, the above the fold article on the front page of
the Oklahoman by Michael McNutt was titled: SPEAKER-ELECT HOPES TO
KEEP GOP FOCUSED. The gist of the article with a few quotes from
Speaker-elect Kris Steele and Fred Morgan, State Chamber of Commerce
President, was that they didn’t want to legislature to get diverted to
“frivolous“ or “extreme” issues, but rather keep focused on economic
Extreme and frivolous issues presented in the article were second
amendment issues, the illegal alien invasion, concern over biometric
identification and data base linking, RFID chips embedded in our
drivers licenses making English the official language, preventing
Sharia Law from being considered in Oklahoma Courts and etc.
In my opinion, the Oklahoman and elements in the State Chamber are a
part of what makes up the central planners who try to “rule” the State
of Oklahoma. The tone of the article was that Steele and other
Republican leaders are now doing the bidding of the Chamber. During
the recent showing of the documentary WAITING ON SUPERMAN, of which I
wrote about in last week’s e-mail, I walked up to Fred Morgan and told
him thanks for the good things the State Chamber does (like work to
defeat SQ 744) but I gladly stand against the chamber when they are
wrong! Fred’s response was, Charlie, that sounds like some of my board
The suggestion that we need to stay focused because there isn’t time
for all these diversion is a straw man, a red herring. I didn’t
disagree with any of the priorities mentioned by Steele, but the truth
is there is time for all issues to be heard and decided upon, that is
if time is managed properly.
I believe the real issue is that the Oklahoman and the State Chamber
care primarily about the economy and Oklahoma’s perception or image
outside the state of Oklahoma. They are afraid when we pass bills like
mentioned about we might look like religious zealots or red necks.
They are afraid that Oklahoma might not look appealing to the limp
wristed or the liberal artsy fartsy, wine cheese and quassaaaant crowd
of whom they seek approval. I am not saying that the arts and
entertainment aren’t valuable as diversions in our lives because they
are, but they become problematic when their make-up is immoral or they
become obsessions and consume people.
Truth is, many of the Republican lawmakers are in office today because
they ran as conservatives on social, liberty and second amendment
issues. They ran as pro-life, pro-family conservatives who wouldn’t be
in office for Kris Steele to be Speaker today if they hadn’t made
these so called “diversions” the central focus of their campaigns.
In reality, many people are moving to Oklahoma or stay here because
they like the conservative nature and traditional values in our state.
They like the movement toward less government and the desire to see
more liberty for the people and more personal responsibility out of
people. Those attitudes and values translate into a huge plus for the
economic health of our state. The more Oklahoman’s honor what is
pleasing to God and reject what is not pleasing to Him, the more we
will be blessed and not cursed. I would much rather have the blessings
of God upon my life and our state than to have God’s hand turn against
The article generated a strong response through a press release issued
later that day by Representative Randy Terrill (R-Moore). I haven’t
seen is published in the Oklahoman as yet, so I will publish it for
“Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 7:04 PM”
“ Oklahoma Republicans won a historic victory in the most recent
election due in large part to our strong commitment to cracking down
on illegal immigration, protecting and advancing second amendment
rights, and passing pro-family legislation. However, recent statements
attributed to Speaker-elect Kris Steele in the Oklahoman have called
into question whether the agenda for the next legislature will be
consistent with the promises we Republicans have made to our
constituents on the doorsteps.
It is the role of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to
reflect the views of the House’s members, not to thwart them.
Accordingly, I hereby immediately call on Speaker-elect Steele to
clearly, publicly and unequivocally repudiate the comments attributed
to him in the Oklahoman and affirm that illegal immigration, second
amendment rights, and pro-family social legislation will not only be a
priority, but will be a central focus on the next legislature’s
Otherwise, conservative members of the House Republican caucus should
take note that our new leadership intends to unilaterally break the
promises that we made to the public during our campaigns. This is a
monumental defining moment for who we are, as well as how and whether
we can or should continue to govern, as the majority party in
The House Republicans will go to Bartlesville for a retreat December
6th and 7th to work on an agenda for this year’s session. I won’t go
into it here, but suffice it to say, not all is well within the
Republican House caucus.
++ WILL CAIR SUIT OVER SHARIA CREEP EVENTUALLY BACKFIRE?
Many Oklahoman’s are bothered by the suite filed by CAIR’s Executive
Director Nihad Awad to keep the election results, which will amend our
Constitution to forbid Sharia law from being considered in our courts,
from being certified.
Awad has found a liberal Federal Judge willing to go along with his
position at least thus far. However, on the 11th of this month
Investors Business Daily wrote a column titled: SHINING A LIGHT ON
SHARIAH CREEP. The first paragraph is as follows: “Islamofascism: The
Council on American-Islamic Relations may wish it never sued to
overturn an Oklahoma ban on Shariah law. Now the entire nation will
get to see it and other Islamists’ true anti-American colors.”
In the body of the article IBD calls out Awad as follows: “CAIR
Executive Director Nihad Awad is an Islamic supremacist who thinks
Muslims should run Washington: ’Who better can lead America than
The final sentence to the article is “Thanks to CAIR’s lawsuit, all
this can now be aired out for the public. I will have copies of this
article at our meeting on our free speech table for those attending to
take home and read.
One final note, Investors Business Daily is one of Americas leading
business publications. They are very supportive of Oklahoma’s recent
vote as they know how dangerous the threat of the creeping movement of
Shariah law is to the future of our nation and our economy. Hopefully,
the Oklahoman, Fred Morgan and the chambers boys won’t be satisfied
with being minor leaguers when it comes to having a vibrant economy.
Maybe they will get on page with a major league publication like IBD
and start supporting additional important legislation in Oklahoma.
I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.