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If you haven’t heard much from me on these pages of late, it’s because I spent most of the last two weeks traveling back and forth, and so had little time for blogging. I did, however, participate in some interesting events while I was away.  The first of these was…

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Russ Roberts interviewed David Beckworth at the Cato Institute Thursday, May 19th, for a “recorded live” edition of his podcast series, EconTalk.  The final version of the podcast, along with video, was recently released.  Beckworth and Roberts mostly discussed the Fed and the Great Recession.  Towards the end of the conversation,…

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Murphey Press RoomAS the summer of 2015 rolled along, SoonerPolitics contacted Rep. Jason Murphey to congratulate him on once again attaining the highest score in the Oklahoma Constitution’s conservative Index.
 
  We talked about the budget and the philosophy guiding his voting.

  He made a dire warning that the 2016 budget would lack about a billion dollars in funding. He had the same access to the same facts that every other legislator has. Yet he was about the only one warning us.

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Featured on OKGrassroots – Rep. Murphey’s Prophetic Warning of 2015 Budget

So Governor Fallin (Bloody Mary) vetoed legislation today which would have made it a felony for a doctor to murder an unborn baby, vetoed a bill which would have allowed property owners day or night to kill feral hogs and vetoed a gun rights bill. Bloody Mary values the lives of wild pigs over innocent unborn children.

If Oklahoma is the Reddest state in the nation, it’s not because of a Republican Super Majority it’s due to the blood of innocent unborn children!
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So Governor Fallin (Bloody Mary) vetoed legislation today which would have made it a felony for a doctor to murder an unborn baby, vetoed a bill which would have allowed property owners day or night to kill feral hogs and vetoed a gun rights bill. Bloody Mary values the lives of wild pigs over innocent unborn children.

If Oklahoma is the Reddest state in the nation, it’s not because of a Republican Super Majority it’s due to the blood of innocent unborn children!
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Oklahoma: A Prayer For Legislators

Praying for the Nation

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Heavenly Father,
We pray for wisdom upon our legislators, especially this week.
Give them insight, clarity, and courage to stand upon their convictions.
Guard them from the corrupting influences surrounding them.
Energize them to complete their work.
Bless their families back home and help us to find your solutions for a better Oklahoma.

 

Senate President Defends ProLife Bill

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Bingman Defends Nathan Dahm’s Pro-Life Bill

PicturePictureSenate President Brian Bingman – photo credit: CapitolBeatOK (Right)

Senator Nathan Dahm – Broken Arrow (Left)

As far as the abortion bill, Bingman said he is pro-life and that the bill’s passage was meant to be more than just a message, despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the procedure in 1973.

“The Supreme Court shouldn’t be meddling in states’ rights affairs. It’s a constant battle,” he said. “The majority of Oklahomans are conservative and pro-life. That unborn child has rights, too. We want to do everything we can to protect that.”

Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed the bill Friday, saying it was unconstitutional.

 

Read the full story in the Tulsa World…

 

Sales Tax Waivers For Google Venders

Senator Clarke Jolley just pushed through an amendment to SB1282 which will exempt a Google vender from paying sales tax on paper purchased from out-of-state, for production.

At a time when citizens are being pressed to pay sales tax on items bought…

House Sustains Veto Of Vaccine Information Bill

vaccines_children_injectionLate this afternoon, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted to override the governor’s veto, but not by a sufficient 2/3 majority vote. As a result, the Oklahoma medical community and Oklahoma public schools can continue to force children to be immunized without telling them what is being injected into them.

HB 3016 Votes via OKhouse.gov

Featured on OKGrassroots – Sooner Politics Editorial – House Sustains Veto Of Vaccine Information Bill

The OKGOP Platform Debate

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  There is a significant amount of debate about the OKGOP changing their platform from 25 pages, to a page & a half.

On Wednesday night State Chairman Pam Pollard hosted a conference call for those who had question about the process of producing the 2016 state platform committee report, and how the convention will conduct business regarding the platform and other issues.

​  The Convention Platform Committee was comprised in large part by Republicans from the OKC metro area. Only 21 people were present at the meeting. this committee is usually about 3 times as large. 

  Pollard is to be commended for accommodating this conference and we do expect there to be a number of people proposing a host of actions.


Here are the options being discussed:
  1. Adopt the new document as submitted by the Convention Platform Committee.
  2. Hear a Minority Report from a portion of the Platform Committee who will recommend a different platform, or propose convening a new platform committee, which would present a platform to the State Committee at a later date. If the Minority Report is not adopted, there will be parliamentary action on the Platform Committee Report.
  3. The proposed platform could then be subject to many amendments, attempts to table or a final vote to approve. If the platform is not adopted by the delegates,
  4. We will agree to leave the Current (2015) Platform in place as our most recent statement, until we start the whole process all over again next Winter..

Here is the current platform, adopted in April of 2015:

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[OKGrassroots Editorial Comment – What difference does it make to put ‘a platform’ in print if you don’t have any intention of following it and will blatantly give money and support to candidates who ignore the document? Is this document a matter of the heart or simply words on paper with no commitment to the intent?]