A Conservative — Really?

A Conservative — Really?

by Margaret Snow

 

After many years of following politics and being a active voter and frankly, a citizen activist who actually follows legislation, reads bills, and spends time lobbying my legislators for what I believe in — I am quite amused that here in Oklahoma politicians ALL seem to be running as “Conservative.” I make no apologies for being a Constitutional Conservative, a Fiscal Conservative, and a Social Conservative in my views. The references that I find helpful in forming what I believe are on the nightstand next to my bed. They are the Bible, the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, plus an old US History book written before revisionist history was introduced into our schools.

Truth via CrossExamined

Conservative or Progressive

 

If you don’t agree with me, I will still love you but for goodness sake, “Who do you think you are fooling when you call yourself a conservative?” I think the answer to that very question could be a lot of people are confused about the fact that they are likely to be “Progressives” rather than Conservatives.

 

If you are a Progressive, please have the integrity to claim it for those that agree with your positions. Claiming verbally now as a candidate to be conservative will not override your actual views and the positions you will take when elected. Most of your supporters will potentially be one-issue voters who don’t want to look past the agenda they feel will benefit them personally. Many of them are looking for immediate gratification regarding a particular issue that they are passionate about. They will care less or even refuse to consider, the larger picture of how a variety of positions taken today will affect the freedoms and prosperity of generations to come.

 

Being truly conservative requires applying the same liberty standards to every issue and doing it all the time even when we have to consider giving up something in the present that might benefit us personally.

 

Ideas Have Consequences

 

As an observer, I have come to the conclusion that voters are confused about what a real conservative is and even more confused about their own conservative status. It seems many voters are actually confused to a point where they fail to recognize that when a progressive claims to be conservative, they verbalize support for rights and liberties for citizens but take positions that are very much at odds with conservative values. Here are some examples of this type of belief system:

 

  • Government knows better how to spend your money than you do and in order to balance a budget, government just needs a few more tax dollars to be sure its spent right and the right programs are funded.
  • Progressives might agree that we should be afforded our 2nd amendment right but feel government may just know better than the citizenry how far that right goes.
  • Progressives say that we should have private property rights but at a certain point, they feel government knows better than we do how to manage the property we own and love.
  • Progressives think that government knows what is better for our children than we as parents do.

 

Truth in Labeling

 

Some would argue that this explanation is too extreme to describe the views of their particular candidate and that there are exceptions, but in reality a conservative believes that if we give government an inch today (or a 1% tax) they will be taking a mile (or making it 30%) in the future. I would like to see more truth in labeling. If you really are a Progressive then own it. If you really are a Conservative and get elected, please don’t open the door even an inch because we all know where that leads.

 

Not even in my lifetime have I actually been able to experience a period when our government has held to the guidelines that our founding fathers wrote in the most perfect document to ever govern a country. I do believe though, that there are many, like myself, who actually come close to an understanding of that precious concept and have a true desire to preserve liberty for those we will leave behind.

 

Margaret Snow

 

 

Graphic Credit:  Cross Examined via article here on topic.

 

About the Author

Margaret Snow - OHF ThumbnailMargaret Snow is a mother, grandmother, business owner, and native of Oklahoma. She has enjoyed a long successful career in the interior field and started five small businesses over the years both in Oklahoma and in Colorado.

She attributes the foundation for her philosophy on life as being engrained growing up on a dairy farm with hard work ethic and responsibility. Along with her Dad one of the most influential people in her life was her grandmother who lived in the home until she was ten years old. Spending many days literally side by side with her grandmother who was extremely creative, a wonderful story teller, a real historian, and a valuable instructor probably influenced Margaret’s interest in both history and current events throughout the years.

Several years ago Margaret along with her husband Mike returned to Oklahoma to live on a small portion of the old farm where Margaret grew up. Mike recently retired and although Margaret still works on select projects for her clients, today they are enjoying what they consider “the good life” and have opened a real country store on the property.

Oklahoma Heritage Farm

Rooted in faith, Cultivating family and freedom

 

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League of Women Voters of the Bartlesville Area Candidate Forum on June 17th

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Washington County Grassroots Encouraged to Attend & Ask Questions

 — Watch on CableOne Channel 16 if unable to attend in person —

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   LWV to host candidate forum – June 17th

 

To help citizens prepare for the June 24 primary election, the League of Women Voters of the Bartlesville Area will hold a forum featuring area primary election candidates on June 17.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Meeting Room in the Bartlesville City Center Building, 401 S. Johnstone Ave.

Candidates for the Oklahoma House of Representatives District 10 and the Washington County Commission will be speaking and answering written questions from the audience.

Seeking the seat being vacated by Rep. Steve Martin from the Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 10, are Travis Dunlap and Randy Barnett, both Republicans.

The other primary race of local interest is between Pat Evans and Mitchell Antle, both Republican candidates, who will compete for the Washington County Commissioner, District 1, position being vacated by Gary Deckard.

Area residents are invited to attend and will be given an opportunity to write down questions directed to one or all of the candidates. To schedule as many questions and answers as possible, League volunteers will read the questions to avoid duplications and a timekeeper will maintain time limits for the replies.

County commissioner candidates are scheduled first on the program, followed by the candidates for the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

LWV officials remind voters that Oklahoma has closed primary elections in which party candidates are chosen only by voters registered in that party. Although all the candidates speaking at this forum are Republicans, the non-partisan League encourages Democrats and Independents to attend and participate with questions.

The LWV statewide Vote411.org website is now open with statewide information including information from Oklahoma House District 10 Candidates. For more information about the local League of Women Voters, visit http://www.lwvok.org/Bartlesville.html. The local League’s e-mail is lwv__bvilleok@yahoo.com.  

For more information about the forum, call the local LWV contact at 918-333-7007.

Source Article: http://examiner-enterprise.com/news/local-news/lwv-host-candidate-forum#sthash.NnIfXLkX.dpuf

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Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Randy Barnett for HD10 Website

Travis Dunlap Website

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Note:  If the commissioner’s race candidates have websites, I was unable to find them (please provide links in comments section below if you have any additional information).

Side by side comparison of questionnaire answers for HD10 on Vote411 here >>>

Silver Lake Road Extension Eminent Domain Issue – a little history here >>>

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Randy Brogdon Leads the Pack of Conservatives for US Senate Race in Oklahoma

As a matter of fact you might say he is the only conservative in the race for US Senate in Oklahoma.

Several weeks ago, grassroots leaders got together in Oklahoma to tell you why we are not supporting TW Shannon for US Senate. This occurred in response to some ‘national teaparty’ leaders who made a swing through the state telling us he was our man. Our letter letting them know about the error of their ways is entitled why Oklahoma Grassroots Leaders and Activists Do Not Support TW Shannon and it is here >>>

Then there are those telling us why James Lankford deserves a promotion including via his own TV ads touting his ‘conservatism’; that is until you look at his voting record which is in and of itself rather dismal. I shared with you his bad votes recently on FGST here >>>

So now it seems only fitting to let you know that there is a real conservative leader on the ballot in the primary. The media is trying to ignore him and even excluding him from some events (so what else is new right?!), but the people know that he has been there for us on so many fronts in so many battles over recent years. He’s the kind of man who is there at crunch time for you and not all focused on taking credit for all the hard work of so many people in the matter when the job is done! However you know that he was there early on and when it mattered – like for instance with the repeal of Common Core recently. Now that is a leader and one that we will not have to lobby all the time to get to do the right thing!

Document-Randy Brogdon for US Senate - 3 key issues Mon Jun 09 2014 Randy Brogdon

Stop the Debt

Repeal Obamacare

Stop NSA Spying

Document-Randy Brogdon for US Senate - Bio Mon Jun 09 2014 Randy Brogdon

Randy Brogdon’s brief bio and principles

Randy Brogdon.com

@RandyBrogdon

 

Document-Randy Brogdon for US Senate  Mon Jun 09 2014 Randy Brogdon

“Be leery of politicians that will promise you the world.  My Campaign Promise:  I will tell you the truth.  

And I will do everything in my constitutional authority to protect your freedom”

Document-Randy Brogdon for US Senate p2 Mon Jun 09 2014 Randy Brogdon

Comparison piece with startling differences between the top three candidates.  

Randy Brogdon 93%  others both in the 70 % range – barely passing!

But then of course I must also point out the differences in support for higher spending.  Lankford voted 3 times to raise the debt ceiling.  That does it for me – how about you?  Real ID anyone?  Support for Mitch McConnell?

Looks to me like the choice is clear – Randy Brogdon for US Senate.  I believe he can take it without a run-off  if only people look at the record and the money trail.  Will you help me tell the story and get out the word in your precinct?  Primary elections are about voting for the best candidate.  Run-offs will be held if necessary.  This one is a no brainer as far as I am concerned!

Here is my flyer of my favorites candidates in my area >>>

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Permalink: https://scrosnoe.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/randy-brogdon-leads-the-pack-of-conservatives-for-us-senate-race-in-oklahoma/

 

My Favorite Candidates for Republican Primary 2014 – Washington County Flyer

Washington County Grassroots Sample Flyer

This is a flyer I am giving to friends. It is not endorsed by any candidate so if you like it and can make some version of it work in your area, please feel free to do so.  Some candidates do not like to have their campaigns linked and I understand that, but I am only going to hand out so many flyers and to so many people, so mine are going to have my favorites of course!  Make your own version, walk the talk, make friends, and have fun along the way…

The flyer is also available on scribd for easy printing and downloading and sharing (pdf version available there).

Download * Print * Share * Adapt for your area

To plug in with the various campaigns:

Randy Barnett for HD10

Randy Brogdon for US Senator

Dax Ewbank for Governor of Oklahoma 

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Sample Ballot for Washington County Republican Primary Election 2014 set for June 24th

Sample Ballot for District 10 June 24th

And now the question is – Do You Know these People?

Washington County is partly in House District 10 and partly in District 11.  This particular ballot is for District 11.  If you are in District 10 you need to be aware of the open seat being vacated by Steve Martin for which Randy Barnett is running.

To plug in with my favorite campaigns:

Randy Barnett for HD10

Randy Brogdon for US Senator

Dax Ewbank for Governor of Oklahoma 

Now this is a flyer I am playing with and it is not endorsed by any candidate so if you like it and can make some version of it work in your area, please feel free to do so.  Candidates do not like to have their campaigns linked and I understand that, but I am only going to hand out so many flyers and to so many people, so mine are going to have my favorites OK?!  Make your own with your favorites, walk the talk, make friends, and having fun along the way….

Download * Print * Share * Adapt for your area

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Republican Primary Election is June 24th – Do You Know Who is on the Ballot?

Sample Ballot for District 10 June 24th

And now the question is – Do You Know these People?

Washington County is partly in House District 10 and partly in District 11.  This particular ballot is for District 11.  If you are in District 10 you need to be aware of the open seat being vacated by Steve Martin for which Randy Barnett is running.  He will be one of the featured speakers at Sooner Park this weekend.  (h/t Joy Molina Collins for the sample ballot photo and so much more!)

Some of the brightest and the best will be speaking here in Bartlesville this weekend.

Rock the Vote - Sooner Park

Sooner Park *

May 18th 2-5PM

Featured Artists:

New Kings

Eric Aubrey

KSON

Featured Speakers:

Randy Brogdon

Dax Ewbank

Randy Barnett

Rock the Vote – B’Ville 2014

This should be a lot of fun and a great family event too! Mark your calendar for Sunday afternoon May 18th at Sooner Park with music and candidates too! ‪#‎R3s‬ ‪#‎4life‬ ‪#‎4liberty‬ #FreeEvent #DonationsAppreciated

Sponsored By: Bartians For Academic Freedom, Washington County Prayer Team, The Capital Meeting, OK Grassroots, R3publicans, Washington County Republicans – OK Grassroots, Liberty on Tap, Tulsa 9.12, Day of Resistance – Tulsa Area, OKforTEA

* Sooner Park is located on South corner of Madison & Tuxedo — just 1 mile East of Hwy 75 in Bartlesville Oklahoma.

To plug in with the various campaigns:

Randy Barnett for HD10

Randy Brogdon for US Senator

Dax Ewbank for Governor of Oklahoma 

Now this is a flyer I am playing with and it is not endorsed by any candidate so if you like it and can make some version of it work in your area, please feel free to do so.  Candidates do not like to have their campaigns linked and I understand that, but I am only going to hand out so many flyers and to so many people, so mine are going to have my favorites OK?!  Make your own, walk the talk, make friends, and have fun along the way….

Download * Print * Share * Adapt for your area

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

The Conservative Champion in Oklahoma for US Senate is Randy Brogdon

Primary Elections Tweet

 

a recent tweet from a post on facebook below:

Primary Elections are about electing the best person for the office. In the general you can pick the lesser of two bad choices if you don’t get someone who walks the talk through the primary options… Happy campaigning out there! Don’t forget to have fun and make friends while you are on the campaign trail. ‪#‎R3s‬ ‪#‎4life‬ ‪#‎4liberty‬

So everyone is a conservative now.  And oddly enough everyone is for liberty now.  Hmmmm.  Who are the real champions?  They are the ones who were there before it was cool.  Leading the way.  Standing on principle.

Randy Brogdon’s record:

Brogdon - Randys Record

Summary of Senator Brogdon’s recent record (text version):

Oklahoma State Senator 2002-2010

State Legislator of the Year- The Oklahoma Constitution Newsapaper

100% Conservative Voter Index- First Senator in 20 Years

Oklahoma Eagle Award – Phyllis Schlafly

Author Tabor- Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Author Ballot Access Legislation

Author Term Limits Legislation

Author (SB1) Taxpayer Transparency Act – Allowed Oklahomans to see State Spending

Defeated Real ID – Protected Oklahomans from Federal Biometric Snooping

Defeated NAFTA Superhighway -Protecting the Property of Oklahomans from Confiscation

Note:  The legislation above was achieved under a Democrat Governor

Received the overwhelming endorsement for Oklahoma Conservative PAC 2014

Brogdon campaign top priority items:

Brogdon - Stop the Debt Repeal Obamacare Stop NSA Spying

Website RandyBrogdon.com
Twitter RandyBrogdon
Facebook Page for Randy Brogdon

For more signs and banners and memes (available to download and print and share):

http://www.scribd.com/doc/220922873/Brogdon-Signs-and-Banners-and-Memes

 

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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