++ VERY CRITICAL ACTION ITEM
++ OCPAC UP-DATE
++ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
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
CULTURE OF CHARACTER IN ANY ORGANIZATION. While Tom has attended
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.
++ VERY CRITICAL ACTION ITEM
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.
++ OCPAC UP-DATE
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.