Tuesday, March 27, 2012




Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, March 28th will be held at
Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. Our speaker for this
Wednesday will be Mr. Tom Hill, former CEO of Kimray Inc. a major
manufacturer of oil field equipment, specializing in valves. In
addition, Mr. Hill is the founder of the Character First Ministry and
a former recipient of Oklahoma City’s Salt and Light Award. Over the
years Tom has been a significant supporter of OCPAC and he and his
wife Kay are lifetime members of the John Birch Society. He will be
speaking about his new book, MAKING CHARACTER FIRST - BUILDING A
several OCPAC meetings when his youngest son, David has been a
speaker, I believe this will be the first time for him to actually be
the speaker at OCPAC. I consider Tom a mentor and a friend and as such
am really happy to have him as a speaker.


*  TONIGHT  -  THEATERS NEAR YOU  -  I mentioned in last week’s e-
mail, the theatrical production and movie, MONUMENTAL will be shown in
over 550 and fifty theaters across the nation as a simulcast, on
Tuesday evening, March 27th.   The 2 hour program will begin at 6:30
p.m. in theaters in Oklahoma. For locations log on to http://www.monumentalmovie.com/.
This is the only planned presentation for this movie.

*  FRIDAY AT NOON  -  OKC AREA  -  The High Noon Club will have as a
special speaker this Friday, Mr. James Woolsey, former director of the
CIA. He will be speaking about the threat of radical Islam, both
abroad and here at home. Interestingly, he will be speaking 1 day
before the Muslim organization CAIR is having a large banquet in OKC.
CAIR was accused as being a conspirator with the Holy Lands Foundation
which was convicted of supporting the terrorist organization  Hamas.
President Obama’s U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder chose not to
prosecute CAIR. The meeting is located at H&H Range, begins at high
noon and lasts until about 1:30 p.m.. I highly recommend arriving as
early as possible as they will have a large crowd. Their room actually
holds a few more people than our room at Italiano’s.

*  FRIDAY EVENING  -  BETHANY  -  The Oklahoma 10th Amendment Center
will meet this Friday evening, 6:30 p.m. at Swadleys Bar-BQ, 38th and
North Rockwell in Bethany. Kaye Beach will be one of the main
speakers, with several topics being discussed.


Before the session started I received a call from State Senator Steve
Russell (R-OKC & Mustang) about a proposed piece of legislation he was
being asked to carry by an out of state organization which would amend
the U.S. Constitution in an effort to help get a handle on deficit
spending at the federal level.

I expressed my support for the concept but would be opposed to trying
to achieve the result if it required a Constitutional Convention (a
con-con). He didn’t think it required such and sent the information to
me in an e-mail for my review. I was busy and didn’t take the time to
read the information. As such, I take a good deal of responsibility
for not speaking up against this measure as it turns out to be a
cleverly disguised call for a Constitutional Convention. Lawmakers not
familiar with the many different efforts in the past to call for a con-
con might not recognize this effort for what it is.

The bill, SB 1903 has already passed out of the Senate and was just
assigned to the House Judiciary committee late last week. Please call
Judiciary Chairman Fred Jordan’s office (405) 557-7331 and politely
ask that he oppose SB 1903. The House sponsor of the bill is
Representative Leslie Osborn (R-Tuttle) and she also is on the
Judiciary Committee. Her office number is (405) 557-7333, please ask
that she would pull the bill from consideration.

Other members on the Judiciary Committee are Colby Schwartz (R-Yukon)
557-7352 , Gus Blackwell (R-Lavern) 557-7384, Marian Cooksey (R-
Edmond) 557-7384, Randy Grau (R-Edmond) 557-7360, Scott Inman (D-Del
City) 557-7370, Dan Kirby (R-Tulsa) 557-7356, Mark McCullough (R-
Sapulpa) 557-7414, Richard Morisot (D-South OKC), 557-7404, Ben
Sherrer (D-Pryor Creek) 557-7364, Aaron Stiles (R-Norman) 557-7386,
Emily Virgin (D-Norman) 557-7323, Paul Wesselhoft (R-Moore) 557-7343,
and Cory Williams (D-Stillwater) 557-7411.

If you live in the district represented by one of these Judiciary
members, it is IMPERATIVE that you call them today or tomorrow,
preferably today. In addition, I recommend everyone receiving this e-
mail to randomly call at least 3 of these Representatives and politely
ask them to oppose SB 1903, which is a call for a Constitutional
Convention. There are many reasons to oppose a con-con, not the least
of which is that once convened, all or parts of our Constitution and
Bill of Rights could be tossed to the wind and a completely different
form of Government could be formed. Some of the greatest legal minds
in history as well as today all proclaim that a con-con CANNOT be
limited to one or more issues once the convention is convened. Great
legal minds of today such as Judge Bork on the right and Harvard Law
Professor Lawrence Tribe on the left.

This is very important, please respond as soon as possible.


We are at 188 dues paying members as of last Wednesday. I would love
to see us reach 200 by the end of March. If you have not joined as
yet, please consider doing so at this time. Over the past several
months I have been meeting with candidates and I can assure you, there
are many who will make excellent lawmakers if elected. OCPAC plays a
major part in funding these truly conservative candidates and your
dues are the means of that funding. Many thanks to everyone’s support.
I can assure you we are making a difference.

Also, remember our OCPAC meetings can now be viewed on line at
http://www.youtube.com/user/ocpacvideo. Many folks sent e-mails this
past week or told me at our meeting how much they enjoy this ability
to see our meetings or view them again if they were at the meeting and
remembered something they heard and really wanted to get it down.

There was much more I wanted to put in this week’s e-mail but time
does not permit. I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.

Charlie Meadows

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Video of last week's meeting

Click HERE to watch video of last week's meeting.




Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, March 21st will be held at
Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. Our speaker for this
week’s meeting will be Charles Sasser from Chouteau, Oklahoma. He is a
veteran of both the U.S. Navy (journalist) and the U.S. Army Special
Forces, retiring after 29 years in active duty and reserves. He also
served 14 years in Miami Florida and Tulsa as a homicide detective. He
has taught at universities, lectured nationwide and traveled
extensively throughout the world. He is the author of more than 50
published books and over 3,000 magazine articles and short stories.
His books have been translated into Chinese, Russian, Serbian, Thai,
French, Spanish, and other languages.

At various times he has solo-canoed the Yukon, the Caribbean; motor-
biked across the continent; raced camels in the Egyptian desert; dog
sledded the Artic; floated the Amazon River; dived for pirate
treasure; ridden horses across Alaska; motorcycled Europe; climbed Mt.
Rainier; run the Bulls in Spain; guided missionaries into the Algerian
outback; solo-kayaked Canada’s Inside Passage, sailed a 40-foot sloop
across the Caribbean and in 2001, he set a world’s record by making
the first transcontinental flight in an ultralite Powered Parachute

He has been a professional rodeo clown and bronc rider’ professional
kick boxer and sky diver. He is also a professional motivational
speaker and does dinner theater parts. He has appeared as a guest on
Good Morning America, Inside Edition, On The Record, Discovery ID,
History Channel, Court TV, Geraldo Rivera, FOX News, CNN, America’s
Most Wanted, Unsolved Mysteries, Greta Van Susteren and others.

He will be speaking at OCPAC this Wednesday, so he can finally make it
to the big leagues, keep from getting bored, and more particularly,
inform us of one of his recent adventures. Last year, when the Occupy
Wall Street movement was getting fired up in New York City, he put on
scruffy clothes and spent several days among the protesters to find
out what their agenda was really about. Charles is a patriot who
indicated to me, he wants to expend the rest of his energies trying to
save what is left of our nation. This should be an exceedingly
interesting meeting, arrive early for a good seat.


A few weeks ago, I put out a call for some help in filming our
meetings to make them available to people who can’t attend. Several
have volunteered and we will try to make our meetings available and of
good quality. Thanks especially to Stephen Blakely for getting this
started. The past 3 meetings are archived at http://www.youtube.com/user/ocpacvideo
. I believe they are also posted on our face book page and we will try
to get them on our blog site as soon as possible. Check them out, as
we have gone way too long without doing this. We will not video our
candidate interview meetings.


For the most part, I believe appointments by a governor which need
SENATE confirmation should be approved. However, the reason for Senate
confirmations (not all appointments require such) are to help keep a
governor from making a mistake. I believe Governor Fallin has done a
fairly good job in many of her appointments with the exception of 2. I
want to bring to light one of them.

Prior to the session starting, a vacancy occurred on the State
Election Board. The vacancy must be filled by a Democrat as the 3
member board must have at least 1 Democrat seated. Governor Fallin
chose a Democrat, but the wrong one in my opinion. She chose former
Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth.

My opposition toward Roth, isn’t just because he is a homosexual,
actually, I believe he is an aggressive promoter of the homosexual
agenda. The major reason I believe it was a mistake to appoint Roth is
that the Republican party spent unknown thousands of dollars to help
Dana Murphy defeat Roth, when the well financed Roth was 10 or more
points ahead of Dana a couple of weeks before the general election of

It is unconscionable for Governor Fallin to once again elevate Roth
after so many Republicans contributed and worked hard to turn the tide
of the election and elect Republican Dana Murphy. Therefore, if you
have a Republican State Senator (don‘t bother with Democrats), contact
them and ask them to oppose his appointment. It is time for Governor
Fallin pick another Democrat for the position. I believe she should
respect the efforts of the grass-roots folks of the Republican party
and not try to please Democrat big donors such as George Kaiser or big
time Republican donors to her campaign who just happened to be co-
chairs for Roth‘s election campaign.

I want to ask everyone to call State Senator Rob Johnson’s (R-
Kingfisher) office at (405) 521-5592. He chairs the Rules Committee
which is likely to hear the recommendation. Ask him to oppose Roth’s
confirmation and urge his Republican colleagues on the committee to do
the same. Following are the Capitol office numbers for the rest of the
Republican Senators, all numbers are in the 405 area code: Cliff
Aldridge (R-Midwest City) 521-5584, Mark Allen (R-Spiro) 521-5576,
Patrick Anderson (R-Enid) 521-5630, Don Barrington (R-Lawton &
Duncan), Brian Bingman (R-Sapulpa) 521-5528, Cliff Branan (R-NW
OKC) 521-5543 Josh Brecheen (R-Colgate) 521-5586, Rick Brinkley (R-
Owasso) 521-5566, Bill Brown (R-Broken Arrow) 521-5602, Greg
Childers (R-Del City & Moore) 521-5522, Harry Coates (R-Seminole)
521-5547, Brian Crain (R-Tulsa) 521-5620, Kim David (R-Porter)
521-5590, Eddie Fields (R-Wynona) 521-5581, John Ford (R-
Bartlesville) 521-5634, James Halligan (R-Stillwater) 521-5572,
David Holt (R-OKC) 521-5551, Clark Jolley (R-Edmond) 521-5622, Ron
Justice (R-Chickasha) 521-5537, Bryce Marlatt (R-Woodward), Mike
Mazzei (R-Tulsa) 521-5675, Dan Newberry (R-Tulsa) 521-5600, Jonathan
Nichols (R-Norman) 521-5535, Steve Russell (R-Moore & Mustang)
521-5618, Mike Schulz (R-Altus) 521-5612, Ralph Shortey (R-South
Central OKC) 521-5557, Frank Simpson (R-Ardmore) 521-5607, Gary
Stanislawski (R-Tulsa), Anthony Sykes (R-Moore) 521-5569, Greg Treat
(R-OKC & West Edmond) 521-5632.

Please call today or Wednesday and urge these Republican Senators not
to confirm Jim Roth for this position. It is time for Governor Fallin
to pick a less controversial Democrat to serve on the State Election


chapter of OK2A (Oklahoma 2nd Amendment) will hold their monthly
meeting tonight, 7:00 p.m. at H&H Range, 400 South Vermont, Suite 110
(2 blocks East of Meridian on the North side of I-40). The special
guest speaker will be Andrew Speno, evening anchor on the local Fox
News channel 25. The topic of his discussion will be about how to get
your concerns on a local news cast.

tonight in over 550 major movie theaters, audiences will come together
for a live, one night only theatrical event and movie called
be hosted by the actor Kirk Cameron, star of the movie. For theatre
locations and to purchase tickets in advance, log on to:
http://www.monumentalmovie.com/ . The 2 hour show will begin at 6:30
p.m., in the Central Standard Time zone.

The keynote speaker at this year’s Clouds Over America Conference was
Dr. Paul Jehle, a Constitutional law professor and the foremost
historian alive today concerning the time period of the Pilgrims and
Puritans, then leading up until the time of our War of Independence.
Not only is he the Director of the Plymouth Rock Foundation, Pastor of
a Church in Plymouth and Headmaster of a private Classical Christian
School, he has also been working on this movie for some time now. The
movie is an attempt to re-acquaint Americans with our rich Christian

Not having seen the movie, I can only speculate that it will include a
survey of the Founders Monument, located in an out of the way area in
Plymouth. While on an American Heritage tour three and a half years
ago, I was amazed at the significance of this huge monument as Dr.
Jehle explained in some detail the important things expressed on what
is arguably the most important monument in America. I had never heard
of it before that trip, it was huge and very beautiful, though it is
in need of some repairs, much like America is in need of serious
repair today. Don’t miss next Tuesday evening, March 27th as it is
only a one time event.

* WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH - OKC AREA - The Oklahoma Council of
Public Affairs (OCPA), will host their annual Citizenship Dinner and
fundraiser at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in OKC.
This year’s keynote speaker will be one of America’s most courageous
persons, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Elected in 2010, he was
faced with enormous budget problems as well as a declining state

In light of such a difficult task, he lead the newly acquired
Republican majorities in the legislature to make significant changes
in how Wisconsin does business. Those responsible reforms infuriated
both public as well as private sector labor unionists, liberals,
progressives, Communists, socialists, fascists and any other mal-
content group in America.

In just 2 years, America’s liberal left has tried to upset the balance
of power on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the legislature through
recall elections and now Governor Walker faces a recall election. If
you want to hear a courageous man, and support a good organization
like OCPA as well as have a great meal and a fine evening, then call
Katie Cooke at (405) 602-1667 for reservations. The cost is $125 per
person with $75 dollars of that being tax deductible.


President Obama is due to arrive in OKC this Wednesday, where it is
reported he will attend an OKC Thunder game that night and then go to
Cushing on Thursday for what I believe will be a photo-op and an
opportunity speak. He will thus be trying to deceive Americans about
his costly energy policies.

Should he attend the Thunder game, don’t be surprised if he steps out
on the court and shoots a basket or two. Should the President be
recognized, I am sure liberals like Barry Switzer and Cliff Hudson
(CEO of Sonic), if in attendance, will lead the crowd in applause and

However, I raise this thought. Applause and cheering are expressions
of approval. If it is appropriate for expressions of approval (and it
is) then is it not also appropriate for expressions of disapproval?
Silence might be an expression of disapproval, but silence is easily
drowned out by a few radical fans. On the other hand, boos or jeering
are much stronger expressions of disapproval. Are those expressions
appropriate? Absolutely, that is, if applause and cheering are
appropriate, then so are boos and jeering.

But you say, in this case boos would not be appropriate as we must
respect the office of the Presidency. I say “balderdash”, “hogwash”
and “BS” (blue smoke). Folks, the office of the Presidency and the
person occupying the office at any given time are in-separable. If the
President is honest, works hard and tries to implement the principles
of good government as well as handles foreign affairs as well as can
be done, then that president and the office, deserve respect and
applause. If on the other hand, the opposite is true, it is impossible
to respect the office as long as such a person occupies the office.

I will not be at the game, but if I were, you would hear boos from me
should the President be recognized. The reason? This man lies through
his teeth and deceit is his nature. The Bible says, Satan is the
father of all lies. President Obama is not Satan nor is he the Anti-
Christ, but like former President Bill Clinton, they are both close
disciples of Satan, having learned well the craft of telling lies and
deceiving people. This President is the most un-patriotic, un-American
change agent to ever hold the office of President.

He is a bully as is evidenced by his suggestion that health care
insurance companies will be mandated to provide contraceptives without
charging. Any President that mandates any business must provide a
product or service without charge, it a bully and a fascist thief.
Since being in office, he has run rough-shod and trampled upon the
Constitution, laughing at a Congress, unwilling or too cowardly to
bring charges of impeachment to “reign in” such a run-away executive
branch of government. This President regularly encroaches upon the
balance of powers as designed by our Founders and Congress does little
to stop it.

I could go on and on about this President, but most of you already
know what I am talking about. While I don’t think it appropriate to
try and prevent a person from speaking or drown out a talk, it is
appropriate to express displeasure at the right times. May his time in
Oklahoma be as unwelcoming as possible, yet our behavior must stay
within in the bounds of good taste.

P.S. None of the President’s front men have contacted me to see if he
could drop in during our OCPAC meeting this Wednesday. If that were to
occur, I would introduce him by saying, may I hear your expressions of
pleasure or displeasure regarding his performance as President.
However, I would not allow him to take away time from such and
interesting and patriotic speaker as Charles Sasser.

I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.

Charlie Meadows

Monday, March 12, 2012




Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, March 14th will be held at
Italiano’ restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. A huge thanks to
Richard Engle for conducting our meeting this past Wednesday and sure
hope everyone enjoyed Avi Lipkin. I had to be at an Aunt’s funeral in
Southwestern Oklahoma, and therefore really missed hearing Avi. Also,
thanks to the 30 or so volunteers who went to the Capitol a week ago
Thursday to lobby Senators regarding SB 1629 and SB 999. It appears as
though those efforts were well received as there was an announcement
on Thursday of last week that SB 1629 will be taken off the docket
until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on Obamacare. Depending on
that outcome, Oklahoma lawmakers will review other options regarding
the health care insurance exchanges.

Toward that end, I have invited State Senator Gary Stanislawski (R-
Tulsa) to speak at our meeting regarding what was trying to be
accomplished through SB 1629 and going forward what might be some of
the other options. We have had Amanda Teegarden present valuable
information on this subject and I believe it is important to hear
Senator Stanislawski’s perspectives on the issue as I had nearly an
hours conversation with him a week ago Thursday. We will try to keep
this segment to 20-25 minutes including Q&A.

Our main speaker this week will be Jonathan Small, talking about
surplus monies and how they might be used to repair the Capitol and
build a new Medical Examiners’ office in Edmond, rather than incurring
additional debt. In addition he will also discuss the real
possibilities regarding the elimination of the state income tax, how
that fits and why it is likely to have a positive impact on our
economy. This meeting will be jam packed with information, so arrive
early if possible as we will try and hit the ground running right at
12 noon.


* TUESDAY EVENING - ADA AREA - The Ada-Seminole area tea party
will hold their monthly meeting this Tuesday evening, 6:30 p.m. at the
Ada Chamber of Commerce building, 209 West Main street in Ada.
Speaking will be State Senator Gary Stanislawski, on defending the
Republic and then 2nd District Congressional candidate Wayne Pettigrew
will speak about his campaign.

* WEDNESDAY NOON - TULSA AREA - The Tulsa County Republican Men’s
Club will hold their monthly meeting, 12 noon, on March 14th at the
Hibachi Grill & Buffet, 8110 East 74th Street on Memorial Drive.
Speaking will be Lt. Col. (USAF ret.) Jim Mazzei. Jim is the father of
State Senator Mike Mazzei (R-Tulsa).

* THURSDAY EVENING - TULSA AREA - OK2A (Oklahoma 2nd Amendment)
will hold their monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. at 2A Shooting Center,
located at 4616 East Admiral Place in Tulsa.

* THURSDAY EVENING - OKC AREA - Dr. Steve Kern, pastor of Olivet
Baptist Church in OKC, will be debating an OU graduate student this
Thursday evening, 7:00 p.m. on the question, “Should Intelligent
Design be taught to our children in public schools? The debate will be
held in the College Union on the campus of Oklahoma City Community
College (OCCC), located just South of I-240 on May Avenue in OKC. The
previous debate on a different subject produced a packed room, so you
may want to arrive a little early. This will be an excellent
opportunity to understand what Intelligent Design really is and what
it is not. I doubt you will hear the truth of the matter from the
graduate student.


Between the Governor, Senate and House members there are several tax
reduction ideas that have become bills to consider. They generally
want to reduce the state income tax over time, perhaps even
eliminating the tax altogether. They basically propose savings through
government modernization, reducing or eliminating non-core government
functions, reducing or eliminating tax subsidies and a dependence on
new growth monies produced from a growing economy. The idea is that
the reduction or elimination of state income taxes will stimulate the
economy and leave more of people’s hard earned money in their own
pockets to do with as they see fit, rather than have government spend
their money the way government wants to spend it.

However, I question if the personal income tax is a higher priority to
reduce or eliminate than reducing or eliminating our corporate income
taxes, that is if you really want to stimulate the economy?

As the debate is developing, those receiving government subsidies are
working overtime to convince lawmakers as to how valuable and needed
their subsidy or special tax treatment happens to be toward the
economy or people of Oklahoma.

An interesting case in point is the Hollywood corporate welfare made
available to film makers who determine to shoot all or parts of a film
in Oklahoma. There is currently a cap of $5 million dollars each year
to be used as an (economic development) kick-back scheme for film
makers producing movies in Oklahoma.

The advocates of the program point out that these (generally) out of
state film producers spend a lot of their capital in Oklahoma, paying
for the construction of sets, furnishings and equipment as well as
salaries for the large numbers of locals used as extras in the movies.
They also point out how much is spent in local restaurants, stores and
lodging for employees during the time spent shooting the films. In
addition, a lot of sales taxes are collected and state income taxes
are paid to the state from the salaries of those working on the film.
Therefore, the advocates want the $5 million cap to be more, even much
more, as they “claim” the kick back money spent is far less than the
value it produces.

Just for the sake of argument, lets say they are correct in their
declaration that the kick backs are a net positive for the state. So
how will eliminating the personal state income tax stimulate the film
making industry and grow our economy?

I will suggest it will not stimulate the economy, at least not in the
film industry, since the principle business is located out of state
and the principles of the film company (which will likely be the stock
holders of a corporation) will probably not pay any personal state
income taxes in Oklahoma. They are likely to pay corporate taxes, but
the stock holders are not likely to pay personal income taxes. Of
course directors, set crew, actors and extras will all have to pay
state income taxes, but that is out of their pay checks, the
corporations don’t pay those taxes, the working people do. So again,
how does eliminating the personal state income tax help the

It does not help. So if there is no tax advantage to the corporation
and no kick back incentives for the corporations (remember we are
proposing the elimination of the kick backs), what is to keep them
from producing their films in another state that gives them corporate
tax deductions or other direct incentives? Many other states are
offering some kind of incentives, so the film industry is likely to
move on, that is unless we can find a way to offer incentives in
another way.

I have said all that to say this, perhaps we have the cart before the
donkey. Maybe our first priority should be the elimination of
corporate taxes, before we start eliminating personal income taxes? If
we were to do so, we could trade away the kick back scheme for the
elimination of corporate taxes. Eliminating corporate income taxes
would benefit the movie industry, whereas eliminating personal income
taxes would not.

Currently, there is one movie production planned for this year that
could consume all the $5 million tax credit. If that occurs, what is
left for the other dozen or so prospects wanting to make movies here?
If however, we eliminated their corporate income taxes, there would be
no limit on the number of movies made in Oklahoma as they would all
have an incentive to produce here and not only would we not need to
raise the cap of $5 million, we could eliminate that expenditure and
still have an incentive for every movie produced in Oklahoma.

Another point, eliminating the corporate tax would be an incentive for
every kind of corporate industry, whether their corporate office was
located in Oklahoma or out of state. Every profitable corporation
would benefit by having a lower cost of doing business in Oklahoma.
That would make everything we make or do in Oklahoma more competitive
in a national or international economy. This would really be a free
market way to stimulate our economy and really see job growth for
Oklahoma. Also remember, when unemployment goes down and employers
compete for a smaller number of workers, worker salaries increase,
which is good for those in the work force.

Another thing to consider, the state of Oklahoma receives much less
revenues from corporate taxes than it does from the personal income
tax. Therefore, it would be an easier deal to eliminate the corporate
income tax than the personal income tax.

In fact, it would fit on the balance sheet so much better, that we
could get there much faster and then start working on the personal
income taxes. Perhaps we could do some of each at the same time,
though it would make more sense as far as improving the economy and
producing more jobs, to totally eliminate the corporate income tax

This is especially true for any kind of manufacturing corporation,
large or small, while a small service business, like what I operate,
would be better off, tax wise, to eliminate the personal income tax
first. However, I would gladly give up some benefit for myself for the
better way and see our economy boom. Especially, if I also knew we
would start working on the personal income tax after we eliminated the
corporate income tax.

So why have we gotten our tax cutting priorities out of order? I can
only speculate, but most likely, it is because many citizens have been
conditioned to have “wealth envy” toward those “evil corporations”.
Many people see the wealth of corporations such as Chesapeake or Devin
and foolishly believe that corporations should be taxed more, not
less. Their economic ignorance, blinded by their wealth envy, causes
them not to understand that corporations consider taxes as overhead
and as such they adjust the price of their goods or services to cover
that overhead, and thus the purchaser (we the people) actually pay the
tax, not the corporation. The corporation simply becomes the funnel or
tax collector, not a tax payer, for the government. Always remember,
the consumers are the only ones who really pay taxes, not

Therefore, it would not be nearly as popular in the minds of citizens
for politicians to cut corporate taxes. It will be far more popular to
cut personal income taxes rather than corporate income taxes, even
though cutting the latter will be far more valuable for the sake of
the economy, more jobs and increased salaries.

Governor Fallin has said eliminating our state’s personal income tax
will send a message to the rest of the nation that Oklahoma is serious
about becoming business friendly. Just think what kind of a message it
would send if we announced that within, say 3 years, we would
completely eliminate corporate income taxes as well as all franchise
taxes in Oklahoma (in some cases franchise taxes cost more in
compliance and collection costs than they produce in taxes).

Of course in that scenario, it would take real leadership. It is a
harder sell to an economically ignorant public. The Governor and
Republican lawmakers would have to go out into the highways and byways
educating the public on the superiority of eliminating corporate taxes
first and then work on cutting personal income taxes later.

It would take work on the part of Republicans and all the while the
Democrats will scream and holler about how much the Republicans cut
taxes for their rich buddies and keep the tax burden upon the backs of
the poor and middle class, yada, yada, yada. In other words it is a
harder sell politically to the public but a much easier and more
valuable fit economically.

Changing direction now will be harder than if they would have started
out on the right path to start with. Also, based on the many
candidates we have interviewed over the years, many Republican
lawmakers don’t even understand the superior value of cutting
corporate taxes over personal income taxes and that is a disturbing

I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.

Charlie Meadows

Monday, March 5, 2012






Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, March 7th will be held at

Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. Our speaker this

week will be Avi Lipkin. Avi is a former Israeli Defense Forces media

spokesman and has advised several Israeli Prime Ministers. He is a

fascinating wealth of information and perspective on the history as

well as current events in the Middle East. In addition, for the first

time of which I am aware, his wife Rachael will also be with him. She

grew up as an Egyptian Jew and as such is thoroughly aware of Arab as

well as Muslim culture. So much so, she is currently the official

translator of Arabic into Hebrew for the government of Israel. This

will be a fascinating meeting, you won’t want to miss this Wednesday.

If you can’t make our meeting, they will also be appearing tonight

(Monday the 5th), 6:00 p.m. at University Christian Church in Norman

(616 Bud Wilkinson Dr. SW), Tuesday morning, 9:30 a.m. at The Bridge

Assembly of God Church in Mustang, Tuesday evening 7:00 p.m. at the

Living Waters Lighthouse (4500 SE 89th in OKC) and at Fairview Baptist

Church (6:45 p.m.) in Edmond, which is at the intersection of Danforth

and Sooner Roads (Danforth is one mile North of 2nd street and Sooner

is 1 block West of I-35. Folks will be welcome at any of these



About 6 months ago I suggested there were 4 establishment candidates

in the race (the establishment always backs more than 1 candidate to

see which one gets the most traction). They were Mitt, Newt, Rick

Perry and John Huntsman. I suggested the 3 non establishment and more

conservative candidates were Michelle, Herman and Ron Paul. I didn’t

mention Santorum as he wasn’t even a blip on the radar screen at that

time. It was my suggestion to wait until close to the election in

Oklahoma and then for conservatives to rally around the one of those 3

who was polling the best, with the intent of electing the best

candidate possible other than an establishment candidate.

About 3 months ago, I broke it down as follows. Mitt, Rick Perry, and

Newt were professional flip floppers, with Newt being the king of the

bunch at flip flopping. Michelle, Herman and Huntsman were out of the

race, leaving only Ron Paul for a choice for me. I did at that time

mention Santorum as having had a career in Washington of compromise

and deal making.

Now that we are only a day before our Primary, there are only 4 left

in the race. Santorum is leading in the polls in Oklahoma, with Mitt

and Newt in 2nd and 3 place in that order. Ron Paul is a distant 4th

place, not even going to come close to gaining the necessary 15% of

the vote to be eligible to receive any delegates from Oklahoma (the

absolute most he will get in Oklahoma will be 9% and probably less

than that). So, what to do, what to do. I personally have serious

problems with every one of these candidates. Here is my suggestion. If

you feel passionately about one of these candidates, then by all means

vote for that person. Or, you could vote strategically!

Mitt is the leading establishment candidate. If you are opposed to him

and want to stop him, then I suggest a strategic vote for Santorum. If

you are a Ron Paul supporter, the only chance Ron Paul has to get the

nomination is for there to be a brokered convention with enough of the

delegates favorable toward Paul that they might select him on a ballot

beyond the first round.

However, for that to occur, there must be a brokered convention. To

help accomplish that, as far as Oklahoma is concerned, Santorum or

Newt (most likely Santorum) must get as many votes as possible more

than Mitt to keep Mitt’s delegate count down. It will be interesting

to see if the dedicated Ron Paul folks, after working so hard to

support their candidate, will have enough insight to go beyond their

current strategy of electing delegates favorable to Ron Paul for the

national convention, to now vote for Santorum to accomplish their ends

rather than wasting their vote on Ron Paul?

Ron Paul supporters must also pray that Newt wins in Georgia. To

produce a brokered convention, neither Romney or Santorum can have a

majority of delegates when the convention convenes, therefore Ron Paul

and Newt must have enough delegates to prevent anyone from having a

majority. Again, I repeat, Ron Paul doesn‘t have a snowball’s chance

in Hades of getting delegates in tomorrow’s vote in Oklahoma.

One more thing to consider as far as an overall perspective.

Conservatives should be wary of which candidate wins the Republican

majority in blue states such as California, Oregon, Washington,

Illinois New York, and the rest of the Northeast. Those states aren’t

likely to vote for a Republican in the general election under almost

any circumstance. A candidate chosen by Republicans in those states

will not be as appealing to Republicans in the South and the central

parts of America which are more likely to vote for a conservative

Republican. To beat President Obama, our candidate must be appealing

to voters in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Virginia, North

Carolina and Florida. When it comes to super Tuesday, keep your eyes

on Ohio. I might even suggest, whoever wins Ohio, will be the most

appealing candidate Republicans can put forth in November to beat

Obama. That will be either Mitt or Santorum. Happy voting



* TUESDAY EVENING - GUTHRIE AREA - The Guthrie chapter of OK2A

(Oklahoma 2nd Amendment) will hold their monthly meeting, Tuesday

evening March 6th in the Patriot Industries gun store which is located

at 211 East Oklahoma in downtown Guthrie. The meeting will start at

7:00 p.m.

* THURSDAY EVENING - ADA AREA - The Ada chapter of OK2A will hold

their monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., at JD’s CafĂ©, located at 911 North

Broadway in Ada. Either Senator Susan Paddack (D-Ada) or

Representative Todd Thomsen (R-Ada) will be speaking. Please arrive a

little early if you want to eat.

* THURSDAY EVENING - MOORE AREA - The Sooner Republican Assembly

(affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Assemblies)

will host their monthly meeting at Earl’s Rib Palace in Moore,

beginning at 6:00 p.m. for dinner with the meeting starting at 6:45

p.m. The speaker this Thursday will be Les White, owner of Liberty

Coin and Gold in Norman. He will be speaking about the monetary value

of gold and silver coins and investing in such. Also, if you have old

gold or silver coins, or jewelry, bring them and Les will give a

ballpark estimate of their value. In addition, they are bringing back

the bully pulpit. Anyone will be allowed 2 minutes to get anything off

their chests, but the time will be strictly enforced.

You will not want to miss this week’s OCPAC meeting. I would suggest

arriving early if at all possible to get a good seat.

Charlie Meadows