Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I apologize, we got behind on Charlie's postings. this one is from January 9.



Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, January 11th will be held at
Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. Our speaker this
week will be Amanda Teegarden, research director for Oklahomans for
Sovereignty and Free Enterprise Amanda is probably one
of the most knowledgeable persons in the State of Oklahoma on the
health care insurance exchanges. Interim study meetings were held in
various places around the state this past Summer on this issue which
is a key part of Obama Care. Amanda will give us the lowdown on the
issue and recommend a course of action. This could be a very hot issue
during the legislative session which starts in early February.


January is going to be a busy month for meetings as everyone was
holding off until after the holidays were over. There will be many
more events toward the end of the month.

* MONDAY EVENING - EDMOND AREA - We are changing the final
session I have been teaching on Government, politics and the
Republican Party from Tuesday evening to tonight (Monday) with the
location being Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond (intersection of
Danforth and North Sooner Road). We will begin teaching at 6:00 p.m.
and break at 7 for pizza and other refreshments. Re-convening at about
7:45 we will finish up by no later than 9:00 p.m. This will be the
final session in this series. Much of this meeting will be about
campaigning and the workings of the Republican party.

* TUESDAY EVENING - ADA AREA - The Ada-Seminole Tea Party is
resuming their monthly meetings following the holidays. There is a new
location, 209 West Main St. (the chamber of commerce conference room),
with the meeting will beginning at 6:30 p.m.. One speaker this month
will be Glen Howard talking about the nation of Israel. I consider
Glen one of Oklahma’s real experts on the Biblical perspective on the
nation of Israel. The other speaker will be Dr. Steve Kern, talking
about our Founding Documents and their Christian origins. If you have
any questions, please call (405) 941-3381.

* THURSDAY EVENING - ADA AREA - The new Ada Chapter of Oklahoma
2nd Amendment (OK2A) organization will meet this Thursday evening,
6:30 p.m. at JD’s Café (911 N. Broadway) in Ada. The speaker will be
Tim Gillespie, Director and Founder of OK2A. Tim will be talking about
why the 2nd Amendment is the Lynchpin of the Bill of Rights. Please
arrive early if you plan to eat dinner.

* THURSDAY EVENING - STILLWATER AREA - The new Stillwater Chapter
of OK2A will meet this Thursday evening, 7:00 p.m. at Mexico Joe’s
restaurant (311 East Hall of Fame Ave) in Stillwater. Speaking will be
State Representative Steve Vaughn. He will explain the expansion of
the “Make My Day Law” passed during the last session as well as give a
preview of the upcoming session. Again, please arrive at least 30
minutes early if you plan to eat.

Conference, titled: UNDERSTANDING THE THREAT TO AMERICA, will be held
from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday the 12th and Friday the
13th of January at Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond (intersection of
Danforth and North Sooner Road). The seminar will address the threat
posed to the U.S. and Oklahoma by militant Islam and the Muslim
Brotherhood. It is open to the leaders from law enforcement, military,
government, religious and the business community. Cleet training worth
15 credit hours is available, for more information log on to
The speaker for day one will be John Guandolo, a former FBI
Counterterrorism Agent. The speaker for day two will be Steve
Coughlin, an Army Major who formerly briefed the Join Chiefs of Staff
at the Pentagon. Lt. General (ret) William J. Boykin, former Deputy
Undersecretary of Defense and retired Commanding General of the U.S.
Army’s Delta Force, will make a special appearance on Friday
afternoon. To register for the Law Enforcement Seminar contact Katy
Toggas at or call (202) 491-3795. A
$25 materials fee is required, payable at sign in. Box lunches are
available for $8 each day. Lunch orders should be placed at the time
of registration.

* SATURDAY - OKC AREA - Constitutional scholar Michael Badnarik
will be conducting a seminar on the U.S. Constitution in the House
Chamber at the State Capitol, Saturday, January 14th from 9:00 a.m.
until 6:00 p.m. The presentation, titled: Introduction to the
Constitution, is a fundamental explanation of the philosophy of
Liberty. The cost to attend is $150 or 4 ounces of .999 fine silver.
Everyone attending will receive an autographed copy of Michaels book
dealing with the subject. For more information contact Kaye Beach at
(405) 818-3224, lady or Howard Houchen at (580)


There is an old saying to warn folks about the kind of people in which
you might chose to associate. It goes something like this: “if you lie
down with dogs, you are going to get fleas.” The edgy rock group known
as The Flaming Lips have been honored by the Mayor and other civic
leaders by naming a back street “ally” in Bricktown after them.

In my opinion they are a crude, vulgar, immoral bunch that evidently
loves Communism so much that one of their members wore a tee-shirt
with the Communist hammer and sickle on the front of it at the State
Capitol a couple of years ago while they were receiving some kind of
state recognition while Brad Henry was still governor.

They have also been one of the acts for the past few years on “Opening
Night”, the Oklahoma City celebration held every New Year’s Eve in
downtown OKC. This year the group brought in OkoOno (forgive me if I
misspell these names) the widow of the former Beatle, John Lenin.
During the big performance, group leader Wayne Coyne outed his good
friend, Mayor Mick Cornett, as a pot smoker who likes to smoke in his
own home in the good old living room. If it hasn’t been taken off you
tube as yet, check it out for yourself, it is really colorful. Hey
Mayor Mick, with friends like Coyne, who needs enemies?


The New American Magazine, published by the John Birch Society, has
just published the 2nd of what will be four Freedom Index Score Cards
during the current 2 year congressional term. If you can imagine such
a notion, the Freedom Index uses the U.S. Constitution as the basis
for the scoring. U.S. Representative John Sullivan is the highest
scoring member of the Oklahoma delegation with an 80 for this score
card to go along with his 90 on the first for an 85 average.
Representative Lankford is the second highest scoring with an 80 to go
along with a previous 80 for an average of an 80. Representatives Cole
and Lucas each scored a 60 to go along with their previous 80s for an
average of a 70. And then Oklahoma’s lone House Democrat, Dan Boren,
scored a 50 on this index to go along with his previous 70 to earn an
average of 60 which is one of the highest scoring Democrats in the

Over in the Senate, Tom Coburn scored a 75 to go along with his
previous 70 for a 72 average and Jim Inhofe scored a 70 to go along
with his previous 70 for a 70 average. As a note of interest, Utah
Senators Hatch and Lee are the most conservative with an accumulative
score of 160, Kentucky’s Senators McConnell and Paul and South
Carolina’s Senators Graham and DeMint came in tied for second with an
accumulative 150, Alabama’s Senators Shelby and Sessions came in
fourth with a 149 and Oklahoma’s two Senators came in fifth most
conservative with an accumulative score of 142.

You can probably check out all Congressional scores as well as the
legislation used to determine the index by logging on to www.JBS.ORG
and then following the links to the New American Magazine. I have the
score card index in the hard copy of the magazine so I haven‘t checked
it out on line.

We have had 25 more folks pay dues to join OCPAC since last week’s e-
mail. Please remember, unless your dues are being drafted from your
checking accounts, your dues have expired as of the end of December
and need to be renewed. A huge thanks for the confidence shown by so
many who are renewing their memberships as well as those joining for
the first time. To join, please follow the directions below.

I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.

Charlie Meadows

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