Lankford Voting Record Dismal – Barely Passing by Most Standards – Send him back to Camp!

Don’t get me wrong, I personally like James Lankford.  I suspect he was a very good Christian camp director.  His politics certainly do not match mine nor I dare say any real conservative in the state of Oklahoma.  He doesn’t even get close to articulating a limited government, constitutional philosophy.  So if you were looking for another Dr. No. then I suggest you keep looking.

Let’s take a look at his bad votes over recent years and how he rates with one of the best ‘graders’ in the nation – the JBS.  I love the reports in the New American and the fact that it is online too.  You can review a complete summary of James Lankford’s votes on the Freedom Index.

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Score Breakdown:
60% (113th Congress: 2013-2014); 70% (112th Congress: 2011-2012)
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Let’s list only the ‘bad votes’ and see just how many of the planks of the constitution he managed to shred in his short tenure in the house (my words not those of the New American).
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The votes below are pulled directly from the Freedom Index with a tiny summary of the vote analysis included there.  There is much more there if you want to dig deeper and compare with others too! And again this is just the ‘bad votes’ from that index for Lankford:
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H R 2397: On Agreeing to the Amendment 54 to H R 2397

Military collaboration with the Chinese regime will not diminish the security threat it poses to the United States but, if anything, heighten it.

H R 2397: On Agreeing to the Amendment 64 to H R 2397

Authorizing the president to use military force without a declaration of war is a shifting of responsibility from Congress to the executive branch that essentially allows the president to exercise dictator-like powers and should be opposed.

H R 2397: On Agreeing to the Amendment 70 to H R 2397

Blanket collection of electronic records of citizens who are not under investigation is a violation of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on search and seizure without a warrant.

H R 1947: Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act

These subsidies have resulted in large market distortions as the government essentially picks winners and losers in the food production industry, and the fact that the number of people enrolled in food stamp programs has grown consistently illustrates that these programs do little to lift people out of poverty.

H R 1960: On Agreeing to the Amendment 12 to H R 1960

Under the National Defense Authorization Act, the president may abrogate these rights simply by designating terror suspects, including Americans, as “enemy combatants.” A government that would lock up anyone indefinitely without trial is certainly moving toward tyranny, and legislation to prevent this abuse of power is needed.

H R 624: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection (CISPA) Act

…the massive sharing of private citizens’ online data by Internet companies with federal government agencies authorized by this bill violates “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures” as set forth in the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution.

H R 933: Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013

… passage of this mammoth continuing resolution provided a way for Congress to perpetuate its fiscally irresponsible, unconstitutional spending habits with a minimum of accountability to its constituents.

H R 325: To ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until May 19, 2013, and for other purposes

…the federal government should live within its means and because most of the spending responsible for the ballooning national debt is unconstitutional.

H.J.Res. 117: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013

…passage of this mammoth continuing resolution provided a way for Congress to perpetuate its fiscally irresponsible, unconstitutional spending habits with a minimum of accountability to its constituents.

H.R. 5949: FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012

…because warrantless surveillance is unconstitutional and violates privacy and individual liberty. While ostensibly carried out only on “foreign suspects” communicating with U.S. citizens, it is difficult to imagine this surveillance not extending to U.S. citizens.

H.Amdt. 1414 to H.R. 5856: An amendment to reduce appropriations made in Title IX of the bill by $20,843,869,000. The reduction shall not apply to the following accounts 1) Defense Health Program; 2) Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense; 3) Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund; and 4) Office of the Inspector General.

…the massive expenditure on undeclared foreign wars and nation building is unconstitutional and unaffordable.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass H.R. 6018: Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2013

…U.S. participation in the United Nations involves an unconstitutional delegation of our national sovereignty to the UN.

H.Amdt.1127 to H.R.4310: An amendment numbered 46 printed in House Report 112-485 to strike section 1022 of the FY2012 NDAA and amend Section 1021 of same Act to eliminate indefinite military detention of any person detained under AUMF authority in U.S., territories or possessions by providing immediate transfer to trial and proceedings by a court established under Article III of the Constitution of the United states or by an appropriate State court.

…the War on Terror must not be allowed to destroy constitutional legal protections, including the issuance of a warrant based on probable cause (Fourth Amendment) and the right to a trial (Sixth Amendment).

H.R. 3523: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)

…the CISPA bill would permit government access to the private information of citizens, in violation of the Fourth Amendment “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”

H.R. 3521: Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012

…providing any form of line-item veto power to the President violates the Constitution’s separation of powers.

H.R. 2055: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012

…many of the bill’s spending programs — e.g., education, housing, foreign aid, etc. — are unconstitutional. Moreover, passing this mammoth appropriations bill in light of the ongoing trillion-dollar annual deficits is grossly fiscally irresponsible. Furthermore, packaging the appropriations bills for so many large federal agencies into one mega-bill greatly reduces the accountability of the Congressmen to their constituents.

H.R. 3080: United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act

…agreements such as this one are intended to transfer trade (and other) powers to super-national arrangements binding the United States, despite the fact that under the Constitution only Congress has the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations.”

S. 365: Budget Control Act of 2011

…the debt deal allows both the national debt and spending to continue their upward trajectories. Moreover, the budget process established by the legislation is clearly unconstitutional since no Congress can bind the actions of future Congresses via the so-called automatic cuts.

H.Con.Res. 51: Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove the United States Armed Forces from Libya

…not merely because Obama’s Libya deployment is now in violation of the War Powers Act’s 60-day requirement for congressional authorization, but also because it violates the Constitution, which clearly assigns to Congress the power “to declare war.”

S. 990: PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011

…because the provisions that were extended, as well as the Patriot Act as a whole, violate the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

Now lest you are thinking well, that is just the JBS.  They are a little right wing.  Here’s what the Senate Conservative Fund says – oh and the Senate is no bastion of real conservative thought either as you well know.

Oklahoma Representative James Lankford will announce his intentions later Monday afternoon for Senator Tom Coburn’s seat in the U.S. Senate. He’s expected to seek the election but he won’t have a key group supporting him.

The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) says Lankford’s voting history will prevent support from them.

“We won’t support Congressman Lankford’s bid for the Senate because of his past votes to increase the debt limit, raise taxes, and fund Obamacare,” said SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins. “We have reviewed his record and it’s clear that conservatives cannot count on him to fight for their principles.”

The SCF sites a number of Lankford’s voting history that includes raising the debt limit, funding Obamacare, and supporting the Ryan-Murray budget agreement. (article reference here)

So are you beginning to understand why James Lankford should not be promoted?  In fact he should be sent home with a copy of the constitution to read and study a lot more diligently if he ever wants to run for any office in the land in this author’s opinion.  Rhetoric always sounds appealing in campaign season and TV ads always look good, but the proof is in the track record of the actual recorded votes.  There it is folks.  He did it to himself.  Time to send James Lankford back to camp.

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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Oklahoma says Get US out of UN and UN out of US — Call your Rep to make sure Message Rings Out Loud and Clear

Please call or email your Oklahoma Rep and tell them to keep the UN inspectors out of the voting process.

We need to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!

Armes, Don donarmes@okhouse.gov 63 R (405) 557-7307 440
Banz, Gary W. garybanz@okhouse.gov 101 R (405) 557-7395 406
Bennett, John john.bennett@okhouse.gov 2 R (405) 557-7315 326
Billy, Lisa J. lisajbilly@okhouse.gov 42 R (405) 557-7365 302-A
Blackwell, Gus gusblackwell@okhouse.gov 61 R (405) 557-7384 305-A
Brown, Mike mikebrown@okhouse.gov 4 D (405) 557-7408 545
Brumbaugh, David david.brumbaugh@okhouse.gov 76 R (405) 557-7347 329B
Cannaday, Ed ed.cannaday@okhouse.gov 15 D (405) 557-7375 539-B
Casey, Dennis dennis.casey@okhouse.gov 35 R (405) 557-7344 300B
Christian, Mike mike.christian@okhouse.gov 93 R (405) 557-7371 537-C
Cockroft, Josh josh.cockroft@okhouse.gov 27 R (405) 557-7349 315
Condit, Donnie donnie.condit@okhouse.gov 18 D (405) 557-7376 500A
Coody, Ann anncoody@okhouse.gov 64 R (405) 557-7398 439
Cooksey, Marian mariancooksey@okhouse.gov 39 R (405) 557-7342 409
Cox, Doug dougcox@okhouse.gov 5 R (405) 557-7415 410
Dank, David david.dank@okhouse.gov 85 R (405) 557-7392 433
Denney, Lee leedenney@okhouse.gov 33 R (405) 557-7304 436
Derby, David david.derby@okhouse.gov 74 R (405) 557-7377 337
DeWitt, Dale daledewitt@okhouse.gov 38 R (405) 557-7332 433
Dorman, Joe joedorman@okhouse.gov 65 D (405) 557-7305 507
Enns, John john.enns@okhouse.gov 41 R (405) 557-7321 434
Faught, George george.faught@okhouse.gov 14 R (405) 557-7310 301-A
Fourkiller, William will.fourkiller@okhouse.gov 86 D (405) 557-7394 510B
Glenn, Larry larryglenn@okhouse.gov 7 D (405) 557-7399 502
Grau, Randy randy.grau@okhouse.gov 81 R (405) 557-7360 324
Hall, Elise elise.hall@okhouse.gov 100 R (405) 557-7403 321
Hamilton, Rebecca rebeccahamilton@okhouse.gov 89 D (405) 557-7397 510
Hardin, Tommy tommy.hardin@okhouse.gov 49 R (405) 557-7383 323
Hickman, Jeffrey W. jwhickman@okhouse.gov 58 R (405) 557-7339 411
Hilliard, Wes weshilliard@okhouse.gov 22 D (405) 557-7412 500
Hoskin, Chuck chuck.hoskin@okhouse.gov 6 D (405) 557-7319 509
House District 23 district23@okhouse.gov 23 (405) 557-7379
House District 51 district51@okhouse.gov 51 (405) 557-7405
House District 71 district71@okhouse.gov 71 (405) 557-7361
House District 88 district88@okhouse.gov 88 (405) 557-7396
Inman, Scott scott.inman@okhouse.gov 94 D (405) 557-7370 548
Jackson, Mike mikejackson@okhouse.gov 40 R (405) 557-7317 441
Johnson, Dennis dennis.johnson@okhouse.gov 50 R (405) 557-7327 435
Jordan, Fred fred.jordan@okhouse.gov 69 R (405) 557-7331 333
Joyner, Charlie charlie.joyner@okhouse.gov 95 R (405) 557-7314 336
Kern, Sally sallykern@okhouse.gov 84 R (405) 557-7348 304
Key, Charles charles.key@okhouse.gov 90 R (405) 557-7354 405
Kirby, Dan dan.kirby@okhouse.gov 75 R (405) 557-7356 334
Kouplen, Steve steve.kouplen@okhouse.gov 24 D (405) 557-7306 546
Liebmann, Guy guyliebmann@okhouse.gov 82 R (405) 557-7357 331
Lockhart, James james.lockhart@okhouse.gov 3 D (405) 557-7413 510-B
Martin, Scott scott.martin@okhouse.gov 46 R (405) 557-7329 335
Martin, Steve stevemartin@okhouse.gov 10 R (405) 557-7402 330
McCullough, Mark mark.mccullough@okhouse.gov 30 R (405) 557-7414 435-A
McDaniel, Curtis curtis.mcdaniel@okhouse.gov 1 D (405) 557-7363 316
McDaniel, Jeannie jeanniemcdaniel@okhouse.gov 78 D (405) 557-7334 508
McDaniel, Randy randy.mcdaniel@okhouse.gov 83 R (405) 557-7409 302-B
McNiel, Skye skye.mcniel@okhouse.gov 29 R (405) 557-7353 433-B
McPeak, Jerry jerrymcpeak@okhouse.gov 13 D (405) 557-7302 503
Moore, Lewis H. lewis.moore@okhouse.gov 96 R (405) 557-7400 329-A
Morgan, Danny dannymorgan@okhouse.gov 32 D (405) 557-7368 501
Morrissette, Richard richardmorrissette@okhouse.gov 92 D (405) 557-7404 543
Mulready, Glen glen.mulready@okhouse.gov 68 R (405) 557-7340 338
Murphey, Jason jason.murphey@okhouse.gov 31 R (405) 557-7350 437
Nelson, Jason jason.nelson@okhouse.gov 87 R (405) 557-7335 301
Newell, Tom tom.newell@okhouse.gov 28 R (405) 557-7372 328-B
Nollan, Jadine jadine.nollan@okhouse.gov 66 R (405) 557-7390 320
Ortega, Charles charles.ortega@okhouse.gov 52 R (405) 557-7369 537
Osborn, Leslie leslie.osborn@okhouse.gov 47 R (405) 557-7333 303-B
Ownbey, Pat pat.ownbey@okhouse.gov 48 R (405) 557-7326 301
Peters, Ron ronpeters@okhouse.gov 70 R (405) 557-7359 328
Peterson, Pam pampeterson@okhouse.gov 67 R (405) 557-7341 303
Pittman, Anastasia anastasia.pittman@okhouse.gov 99 D (405) 557-7393 505
Proctor, Eric eric.proctor@okhouse.gov 77 D (405) 557-7410 540-A
Pruett, R. C. rcpruett@okhouse.gov 19 D (405) 557-7382 542
Quinn, Marty marty.quinn@okhouse.gov 9 R (405) 557-7380 300-C
Renegar, Brian brian.renegar@okhouse.gov 17 D (405) 557-7381 504
Reynolds, Mike mikereynolds@okhouse.gov 91 R (405) 557-7337 301-B
Richardson, Phil philrichardson@okhouse.gov 56 R (405) 557-7401 438
Ritze, Mike mike.ritze@okhouse.gov 80 R (405) 557-7338 300-A
Roan, Paul D. paulroan@okhouse.gov 20 D (405) 557-7308 540
Roberts, Dustin dustin.roberts@okhouse.gov 21 R (405) 557-7366 319
Roberts, Sean sean.roberts@okhouse.gov 36 R (405) 557-7322 322
Rousselot, Wade waderousselot@okhouse.gov 12 D (405) 557-7388 314
Russ, Todd todd.russ@okhouse.gov 55 R (405) 557-7312 300
Sanders, Mike mike.sanders@okhouse.gov 59 R (405) 557-7407 536
Schwartz, Colby colby.schwartz@okhouse.gov 43 R (405) 557-7352 329
Scott, Seneca seneca.scott@okhouse.gov 72 D (405) 557-7391 539
Sears, Earl earl.sears@okhouse.gov 11 R (405) 557-7358 432-D
Shannon, T. W. tw.shannon@okhouse.gov 62 R (405) 557-7374 328-A
Shelton, Mike mikeshelton@okhouse.gov 97 D (405) 557-7367 539
Sherrer, Ben bensherrer@okhouse.gov 8 D (405) 557-7364 500
Shoemake, Jerry jerryshoemake@okhouse.gov 16 D (405) 557-7373 506
Shumate, Jabar jabarshumate@okhouse.gov 73 D (405) 557-7406 510
Steele, Kris krissteele@okhouse.gov 26 R (405) 557-7345 401
Stiles, Aaron aaron.stiles@okhouse.gov 45 R (405) 557-7386 338
Terrill, Randy randyterrill@okhouse.gov 53 R (405) 557-7346 407
Thomsen, Todd todd.thomsen@okhouse.gov 25 R (405) 557-7336 408
Trebilcock, John johntrebilcock@okhouse.gov 98 R (405) 557-7362 404
Vaughan, Steve steve.vaughan@okhouse.gov 37 R (405) 557-7355 305
Virgin, Emily emily.virgin@okhouse.gov 44 D (405) 557-7323 539-B
Walker, Purcy D. purcywalker@okhouse.gov 60 D (405) 557-7311 541
Watson, Weldon weldon.watson@okhouse.gov 79 R (405) 557-7330 302
Wesselhoft, Paul paulwesselhoft@okhouse.gov 54 R (405) 557-7343 332
Williams, Cory T. cory.williams@okhouse.gov 34 D (405) 557-7411 544
Wright, Harold harold.wright@okhouse.gov 57 R (405) 557-7325 400-B

Special thanks to the JBS for shouting this message for years and to Hugh Smith of Oklahoma for the contact list!

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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