Monday, September 17, 2012




Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, September 19th will be held at
Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. We have invited 6
candidates (some do not come) to our meeting this Wednesday as we
continue interviewing candidates for the state legislature. We will
have one more week for interviews and then on October 3rd our dues
paying members as of September 19 who attend the meeting on the 3rd
will vote to determine which of the candidates we have been
interviewing will receive our support.


*  MONDAY EVENING  -  HOLDENVILLE AREA  -  I will be speaking at a
meeting of the Hughes County Republican party in Holdenville, Monday
evening, September 17th, 6:00 p.m. at the First United Bank. I want to
invite folks in the area who receive this e-mail to come and introduce
themselves to me, I really enjoy getting to meet you. Because
September 17th is Constitution Day, I will be handing out a copy of
the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and
the remaining amendments to the Constitution to everyone in

*  FRIDAY AT NOON  -  OKC AREA  -  The High Noon club will continue
its celebration of the Constitution this Friday, September 21 as they
welcome their speaker Charles Knight, founder of “The 57th Patriot”
alliance. The mission of the 57th Patriot is to promote an
understanding of the Founding Documents. The guiding purpose is to
Restore - Recover - Rebuild:  Restore the Constitutional Republic,
Recover our Founder’s Principles, and Rebuild America’s Excellence.
The 57th Patriot’s focus is on the Declaration of Independence,
viewing it as the “mission statement” of our Republic. The meeting
starts at 12 noon and is located at H&H Range, 400 South Vermont,
Suite 110 in OKC.

*  FRIDAY EVENING  -  NORMAN AREA  -  The Norman Tea Party will
sponsor a global intelligence briefing titled: What’s Really Happening
in the World, at the First Assembly of God Church, 2500 E. Lindsey
Street, starting at 7:30 p.m.  Speaking will be Mr. Herb Meyer, host
and producer of the DVD, The Siege of Western Civilization, which
outlines the threats to our security, our economy and our culture. His
DVD has become an international best seller.

During the Reagan administration, Herb served as Special Assistant to
the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the CIA’s
National Intelligence Council. In these positions, he managed
production of the U.S. National Intelligence Estimates and other top
secret projections for the President and his national security
advisers. Herb is widely credited with being the first senior U.S.
Government official to forecast the collapse of the Soviet Union -- a
forecast for which he later was awarded the U.S. National Intelligence
Distinguished Service Medal, which is the Intelligence Communities’
highest honor.

Herb’s essays on Intelligence and Politics have been published in The
Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Policy Review and The
American Thinker. He is the author of two new eBooks:  How to Analyze
Information - A Step-by-Step Guide to Life’s Most Vital Skill, and The
Cure for Poverty, which explains how the Free Market works and how
entrepreneurs create jobs. Herb is a frequent guest on leading
television and radio talk shows.

I strongly suspect he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations
(CFR). Therefore, it will be most interesting to hear his views on
what is going on in the world today and what might be some of his
proposed solutions for actions to be taken by the U.S. government.


WARNING !  If you are opposed to profiling, stereotyping, being
excessively tolerant or offended by verbiage that wouldn’t meet the
criteria for being politically correct, you might not want to read
this section of this week’s e-mail. Because I fully intend to be
offensive in these areas as I practice our American tradition and
constitutional right to speak my opinions freely.

I was probably first introduced to middle eastern folks while at OSU
in the middle to late 60s. Many of the foreign students on campus at
that time were from Iran (Iranian’s are Persian rather than Arab). As
time has gone on I have met many people from the middle east and have
traveled to Jordan as well as Israel. While in Jerusalem, we were
invited to the home of a wealthy Arab-Muslim businessman and his
brother for a wonderful dinner.  During the 80’s I used to attend
international meetings every Friday evening at OCU until the time we
moved to Logan county where I got too busy to continue to attend.

At those international meetings we met many middle eastern students,
most of which were adults who were studying at the FAA center at Will
Rogers World Airport. For about a year and a half Linda and I took it
upon ourselves to show many of these students aspects of life in
Oklahoma. We took these students to rodeos, baseball games, Indian
City USA, Frontier City and many other places. Some of those I
remember the best from the middle east were from Libya, Egypt, Syria
and Saudi Arabia.

I have said all that to say that over time I have been an observer of
Arabs, Persians and Muslims and in recent years have studied their
violent history and religion. However, I don’t want to suggest I am an
expert who fully understands the middle eastern mind. But through my
observations I have come to some conclusions.

Anytime you speak of profiling or stereotyping people you run the risk
of being labeled a racist, trust me, I don’t care, that doesn’t bother
me. Anytime you speak of a people as a group or in generalities there
will always be those exceptions to the rule. With that in mind, let me
say my observations of many Arab people leave me to believe that they
have a tendency to be highly excitable, emotional and irrational. If
you add the religion of Islam to that mix, it tends to exaggerate
those descriptions.

Islam is one of the world’s great religions by the measure of the
large number of adherents to it. However, I don’t believe Islam, in
its substance, is a great religion. I once heard a speaker describe it
as not being a religion at all but rather a mental illness.

In our world of political correctness, some people who don’t want to
be considered as insensitive to other people’s religion, have a
problem with the radical elements of Islam and tend to strongly insist
there is a difference between radical Islam and Muslim moderates.
While that is a distinction to be considered, just remember, the
religion of Islam produces its radicals. In fact I have often said the
major problem with Islam are its fundamentalists, where the major
problem with Christianity are its moderates or a lack of

The many violent events over the past few days over the supposedly
offensive DVD which supposedly denigrates Islam (I haven’t seen it and
could care less what is in it) goes toward proving my observations
about many Arabs and Muslims.

Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that for the most part Arab
nations or nations with a majority of Muslims are incapable of self
government. As a result, they will always be governed by a strong
handed dictator or a strong handed religious leader whether or not
those leaders are in power through the dangerous form of government
known as a “democracy” or some other means. The form of government
they are incapable of having is a constitutional republic, a form of
government that will govern a populace with sufficient control to
maintain order while at the same time allowing for the maximum amount
of liberty.

Therefore, in my opinion, all our efforts since 9-11-2001 to help
establish a self government style of government in nations like Iraq
and Afghanistan have been and will continue to be futile! I am now of
the opinion that we probably should have gone into Afghanistan after
those who attacked us with punishing force, eliminate Osama Ben Laden
and his network and then have left the country in whatever kind of
rubble that we caused as we returned home.

I do believe there is a day coming when we will pull out of that
region and when we do we will find that all of our efforts to help
them form self government will have gone for naught. The goal of Islam
for world domination is a serious threat to world peace as well as a
serious threat to the United States. I believe it is a threat to our
nation from without as well as from within our nation.

Twice before in world history Islam has been stopped from their goal
of world domination by being defeated on the battle field and that is
probably the way it will have to be done this time if their goals are
to again be stopped. However, they will not be stopped by trying to
help them establish self government for they are not capable of that
form of government. Then, on the other hand, should the people of
America re-elect President Obama, I question whether or not we are any
longer capable of self government?


This past Thursday night, Russ Reinhardt, one of my best friends and
in many ways a mentor to me, passed away in Little Rock Arkansas.
Almost 6 years ago Russ was diagnosed with bone cancer and lived more
than twice the time Doctors expected for him to live. There will be a
memorial service for him this Saturday, September 22nd, 1:30 p.m. at
Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond (the Southeast corner of Sooner Road
and Danforth).

I first met Russ and Debra about 18 years ago while he was teaching a
Constitution class at Henderson Hill Baptist Church in Edmond. Not too
long after that Russ and Deb moved to Salida Colorado and built their
dream home in the mountains. Even though they have lived out of state
over the past 15 or so years, Russ has always been a faithful member
of OCPAC ever since its inception.

I will be doing the eulogy to him during Saturday’s memorial service
so I am not going to go into a lot of detail here. However, I do want
to say there was a time he was a dedicated liberal, but as so often,
when a person has a truly dramatic born again experience and begins to
read God’s Word, that person’s world view changes and they become a
constitutional conservative.

Russ had a great analytical mind, a passion to serve God and a love
for the principles that this nation was founded upon. Part of his
service to God was by being a cultural warrior to try and return this
nation and its people to those founding principles.

Russ had been a very successful businessman and was able to retire at
about age 50. In his retirement years he put his time and resources
into efforts he believed in and they were always very patriotic. I am
going to miss him a great deal. If you were to look in a dictionary at
the word patriot, it would be appropriate to have a picture of Russ
next to the definition.

Speaking of Patriotism, Linda and I saw the movie THE LAST OUNCE OF
COURAGE this past Friday night. It was great, very moving and it
certainly inspires courage. My friend Russ would have loved this
movie. He won’t be able to see it, but the rest of can as it opened in
about 1500 movie theaters this weekend. It should have done well
enough at the box office to stay in theaters for several weeks. I urge
folks to make every effort to go and see this movie, contemplate its
message and then ask God how you might best respond to its message.

I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.

Charlie Meadows

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