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Opinion: It’s Time For A Conservative Caucus

Opinion: It’s Time For A Conservative Caucus

  Conservative government is under attack at the Oklahoma capitol, this Spring. Many of the same politicians who secured our election votes just a few years ago, are abandoning our values en-mass.  The group of over two dozen who joined Rep. George Faught’s letter of opposition to Gov. Fallin’s tax proposal, demonstrate that a fiscal conservative caucus does already exist. They just haven’t actually filed with the legislative leadership to be officiall […]

Read the full article at Oklahoma’s Political News service, www.SoonerPolitics.org .

Congressman Bridenstine Statement on Scott Garrett

Congressman Bridenstine Statement on Scott Garrett

Scott Garrett is an excellent choice to head the Export Import Bank. He has studied the Bank’s operations and understands its intended purpose.  Scott is a reformer.  In this position he will make the reforms necessary to build confidence amo…

Signed by the Governor: Montana Bill Taking on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection

Signed by the Governor: Montana Bill Taking on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection

HELENA, Mont. (May 4, 2017) – Yesterday, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill to require police to get a warrant in order to obtain electronic communication information from service providers in most cases. The new law will not only increase privacy protections in the state, it will also hinder one practical aspect of federal…

Vermont House Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill

Vermont House Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill

MONTPELIER, Vt. (May 4, 2017) – Yesterday, the Vermont House passed a bill that would legalize possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana. If approved, the legislation would help further nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in the state. A bipartisan coalition of four representatives introduced House Bill 170 (H.170) in February. The legislation…

Legislators Establish A ‘Conservative Caucus’

Legislators Establish A ‘Conservative Caucus’

Lawmakers Announce Republican Platform CaucusOKLAHOMA CITY – State Reps. Sean Roberts and Chuck Strohm, along with other lawmakers today announced the formation of a new caucus whose core principles are focused on upholding the values outlined in the Oklahoma Republican Party (OKGOP) Platform.“Every election day, people cast their vote for someone because they believe the person campaigning stands for a set of values consistent with their beliefs, and the […]

Read the full article at Oklahoma’s Political News service, www.SoonerPolitics.org .

Lawmakers Announce Republican Platform Caucus

Lawmakers Announce Republican Platform Caucus


Lawmakers Announce Republican Platform Caucus

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Reps. Sean Roberts and Chuck Strohm, along with other lawmakers today announced the formation of a new caucus whose core principles are focused on upholding the values outlined in the Oklahoma Republican Party (OKGOP) Platform.

“Every election day, people cast their vote for someone because they believe the person campaigning stands for a set of values consistent with their beliefs, and they expect that person to keep their campaign promises once elected” said Strohm, R-Jenks.

“The thing voters across our state and nation struggle with is simply: why does a person campaign on one set of ideals yet when they vote, their votes reflect a separate set of ideals,” said state Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw.

To address this concern raised by so many voters, this caucus was formed with the following objectives:

  1. Honor God as we serve the people of Oklahoma;
  2. Represent the principles we were elected on, the Republican Platform;
  3. Educate members about how a bill relates to the platform;
  4. Provide a UNIFIED Republican voice;
  5. Hold each other accountable to the values supported by the majority of Oklahomans;
  6. Support policies reflected in the Republican Platform and oppose policies that are contrary to the platform.

    “Some say the platform is too long, but really its’ depth is a reflection of decades of hard work by those at the grassroots level,” said Rep. Roberts, R-Hominy. “Truly, the values and policies in our platform represent what it means to be a Republican. Our goal is to represent the values on which we were elected.”

    “When members discuss how policy or budgetary decisions relate to the platform, new members will have the opportunity to learn from more seasoned legislators,” said state Rep. George Faught, R-Muskogee. “It also helps us hold each other accountable, making us better representatives of the people we serve.”

    “As someone who has tremendous respect for the U.S. Constitution, it is an honor to serve with others who hold our founding documents in such high regard,” said state Rep. Jeff Coody R-Grandfield.

    “We will continue meeting from now until the end of session to address policy and budgetary issues that arise.”

    Andy Jackson’s Populism

    It started with a hatred of crony capitalism.
    By Robert W. MerryMay 3, 2017
    Andrew Jackson, the seventh president, doesn’t get much respect these days. The Obama administration last year announced unceremoniously that the Treasury Department would rip his visage from the face of the $20 bill, where it has resided since 1928. A New York Times writer, in reporting that action, referred to him as “a white man known as much for his persecution of Native Americans as for his war heroics and his advocacy for the common man.” A recent C-SPAN poll of historians on presidential performance had Jackson ranked at No. 18, a five-notch drop since a previous C-SPAN poll just a few years ago. Indeed, when the first such poll of academics was published in Life magazine in 1948, Old Hickory ranked up there at No. 6, and a 1996 poll had him at No. 5. He was considered one of the greats or at least near-greats. But no more. Such are the vagaries of presidential reputation in an era of political correctness.

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    What the IRS Plans to Do in Case of a Nuclear War Will Leave You in Stitches

    What the IRS Plans to Do in Case of a Nuclear War Will Leave You in Stitches

    “Even if the IRS survives a nuclear war, I have a feeling that their employees who are sent out to collect taxes wouldn’t live for very long.” Continue reading