You mean to tell me we can tax them for not buying tea?
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Painting credit: George III by Allan Ramsay, 1762
Dr. Coburn to Host Town Hall Meetings in Oklahoma
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. will be holding a series of town hall meetings in Oklahoma the first week of April. Dr. Coburn will take questions and address important issues for Oklahoma and the nation at each event.
“I encourage Oklahomans to attend and participate in these town halls. With pressing issues pertinent to Oklahoman being decided in Washington D.C. every day, these settings give me an important opportunity to hear directly from the people I am representing. I look forward to hearing the concerns of Oklahomans and informing them of my legislative efforts in the Senate” said Dr. Coburn.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Ada town hall meeting
East Central University
Bill S. Cole University Center – Estep Multimedia Center
1100 E. 14th Street
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Ardmore town hall meeting
Ardmore Convention Center
2401 N. Rockford Road
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Duncan town hall meeting
Red River Technology Center
Health Career Center building
3300 W. Bois D’Arc
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Lawton town hall meeting
McCasland Foundation Ballroom
501 NW University Drive
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Altus town hall meeting
Western Oklahoma State College
2801 N. Main Street
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Elk City town hall meeting
320 W. 3rd Street
Elk City, OK
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Canadian County town hall meeting
Canadian Valley Technology Center
6505 E. Hwy. 66
El Reno, OK
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Guthrie town hall meeting
Oklahoma Sports Museum
315 W. Oklahoma Avenue
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Norman town hall meeting
The Hall at the Railhouse
102 W. Eufaula Street
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Oklahoma City town hall meeting
Metro Tech Technology Center
1900 Springlake Drive
Oklahoma City, OK
Some Recent Articles on Sen. Coburn: http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/coburn-favors-some-stronger-gun-safety-laws/nT65s/
By Kevin Swanson
Well, the dust has cleared on the Obama agenda. After four years of Barack Obama’s presidency, we have socialist medicine through mandated insurance, more government-funded abortions, and about $4 trillion of extra debt. Knowing this, I’m apparently supposed to vote for the Other Guy. Never mind the fact that George W. Bush left office with a 1.5 trillion dollar budget deficit (inflation adjusted), and it was his appointee to the Supreme Court who gave the final push to Obama’s socialist medicine plan.
I am told to set all this aside in this election and to endorse the Other Guy for President — the latest elephant in the room. He must be better — but why? I am offered reasons for supporting the Other Guy, and here they are:
(1). The Other Guy is a Mormon, and everybody knows that Mormons are better than Muslims. Clearly, not all Muslims or Mormons are polygamists. Then again, it is possible that President Obama has cooled on his “Muslim faith.” Or maybe the Other Guy has lapsed with his “Mormon faith.” If Mormons or Muslims led the nation for a hundred years, where would we be? I wonder. Suffice it to say, I’m not convinced that Mormons are better than Muslims.
(2). Everybody knows that Republican presidents are more conservative fiscally than Democrat presidents. This may be true in the minds of Republicans who enjoy listening to Republican rhetoric. I know. I know. Most conservatives do not want to be confused with the data. But here it is.
Annualized Growth in Spending:
[Editor's note: What is missing from this data is the future cost of legislation such as Obamacare and entitlement spending./sc]
What: ”Save the Republic” Rally
When: October 27, 2012 – 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: LaFortune on the field on the corner of 61st & Yale across from St. Francis hospital.
Speakers so far will be Tea Party Approved only: LCDR Jim Bridenstine (Candidate for OK 1 District Congress) , State Senator Elect Nathan Dahm, State Rep. Dr. Mike Ritze, J.W. Berry (Founder and Executive OKforTEA), Tom Counts(Executive Director for OKforTEA), Matthew Vermillion (Host of OKforTEA Radio and Station Owner ofLibertyBellRadio.com), Ronda Vuillemont-Smith (President of Tulsa 9/12 Project), Jennie White (Restoring Oklahoma Public Education), Amanda Teegarden (OK-SAFE, Inc), Dave Bell(Candidate for Oklahoma State Senate District 11), Darren Gantz (Oklahomans for Liberty) and others.
Value of $1 Federal Reserve Note in 1913 Dollars
Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics
sometimes a picture says it all….
Now let’s imagine if the graphic had gone on to 2012 and speculate if there is anything left or if it has actually gone negative now. Why yes we know that it has since we are $16 Trillion in debt now…
So how much paper do you have? How much do you have in real commodities?
Or are you in debt too?
Wake up America!
Cross posted with OKGrassroots
Recently (editor’s note this video was originally posted in 2009) Obama announced that over the next 90-days he is going to work to cut 100-Million dollars of spending out of the Federal Budget. Click on the link below to see how a 2nd year college student explains Obamanomics in less than 2 minutes.
Uploaded by 10000Pennies on Apr 24, 2009
also here >>> http://www.wimp.com/budgetcuts/
How much is the $100 million dollars in budget cuts compared to the federal budget as a whole? This video imagines the budget as $100 in pennies to provide the answer. For more on the budget, mathematics and political visualizations, follow the author of this video on Twitter: @PoliticalMath
Note: Video is 1 min 38 secs and has 1,559,213 views at time of posting
Election 2010 is upon us and I want to talk to you about a matter that has been weighing on my heart for a while. For many years I have been involved in civic action, Republican party politics, conservative issues, and legislative grassroots activism. So I come to you with a bit of experience in the fray. Although I have invested much time and expended much energy over the years, what I am most pleased about is the circle of friends that I have who make a difference wherever they go and whatever they set their hands to doing. They are awesome and serve as salt and light wherever they go. The political process can be vicious and wicked and de-energizing, but if you are surrounded by people of principle who serve the Lord above man, then you find that what matters first and foremost is pleasing Him. You also find that you are not alone and understand that it is not so much about winning, but about how you run the race.
Observing the political process might convince you to believe that we live in a left-right paradigm battle. I have learned over the years that such a notion is a distraction from what is really important, so much of the time and much of my life has been spent working on conservative matters and Christian values which I am not walking away from because they reside at the core of my being. It is important to note that our Father God is the one who made us and created us and gave us a free will. He calls us to come to Him and receive salvation and redemption from sin via His son’s death on the cross in our behalf. He does not compel us to do so, but He does explain the consequences of not doing so clearly. The consequences of failing to repent and turn are not good but altogether understandable in that righteousness cannot tolerate sin and still retain it’s own character.
So, if you feel that the political process is especially wicked and vicious, then welcome to the battle. Did you really expect power to lay down and give up without a fight? Did you really expect the enemy to say, “ahhh you were right and I was wrong – here are the reigns of power for you to constrain me from stealing from you and yours?” Here are a couple of diagrams for you to ponder:
If you believe that reality is more like the latter, then you will want to consider the possible wisdom of protecting the constitutional rights of all the people all the time. Which brings me to the real point of this piece – the power of abstaining and the importance of saying NO.
If you have not been given a legislative matter that is in complete agreement with the constitution – then just say NO.
If there isn’t a candidate on your ballot who you know to be a person who will bind themselves to the chains of the constitution, then abstain from voting for the ‘lesser of two evils’ and work hard to get some better choices next time.
I have a personal policy of not supporting people who vote for bailouts and stimulus spending and/or support abortion. Needless to say, the list of people I will vote for is shorter than most people’s list. I do not feel compelled to mark every slot. I vote for people of principle as best I can ascertain in any given cycle.
You will hear a lot about the lesser of two evils this cycle and you will have to ascertain how far you can go down that slippery slope until you get into the morass of actually being complicit with evil. I find that all the joy goes out of the election process for me when I am coerced and encouraged to vote for people who I know have defrauded me. Therefore I choose to vote for and work for people of principle in the primary. If we get to the general election and there is noone of principle in the race who conforms to my personal standards of ethics and decency – I simply skip the slot and move on. I encourage you to do the same. You will feel a lot better about your vote and the political process. You will understand how important it is to be engaged and involved along the way. You may even find that you understand some of our legislators a little better and pray for them as they make difficult decisions along the way. I hope so because the heart of the king is the Lord’s hands!
The king’s heart [is] in the hand of the LORD, [as] the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. Proverbs 21:1
We must learn to let our yes be yes and our no be no.
But above all things, my brothers, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yes be yes; and your no, no. James 5: 12
We must abstain from evil and not permit certain practices in our homes and in our communities. We must understand the power of abstaining from evil in a society where it is rampant and often even called ‘good’. We must be salt and light and occupy until He returns.
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? Matthew 5:13
Go vote even if you run a blank ballot through with a prayer – but this cycle there are several state questions deserving of a clear NO and a few candidates worthy of support in my opinion. I will be posting on the state questions here soon. I might even endorse a candidate or two, so stay tuned!