2016 OKGOP State Convention YR Delegate Information

We are fast approaching the 2016 OKGOP State Convention being held on May 14th, 2016.

The OKGOP By-laws allow the Oklahoma Young Republicans to have 20 votes at the OKGOP Convention. It also requires us to have our list turned in by the time the last county convention is adjourned on March 5th.

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Super Tuesday - Oklahoma Pride - March 1, 2016

In Oklahoma, it would be bad politics to seek votes by asking them to participate in an SEC Primary. We’re not really sure who’s behind the effort to name the event after the college athletic conference from the southeast, but it really makes no difference who. We’re Okies and we’re againnit!

The 2016 Super Tuesday will be held on March 1.

Since Super Tuesday primaries are typically held in a large number of states from geographically and socially diverse regions of the country, Super Tuesday typically represents a presidential candidate’s first test of national electability. Convincing wins in Super Tuesday primaries have usually propelled candidates to their party’s nomination. The particular states holding primaries on Super Tuesday have varied from year to year.

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Getting Our Congressman Back

It’s difficult to listen to the local news without experiencing a barrage of doom and gloom regarding state government’s ongoing budget malaise. Lost in this avalanche of negativity was a recent report from the US Census Bureau.Each year, the Bureau releases its annual estimate of state population growth. This most recent report shows the state of Oklahoma gaining over 30,000 new residents d…

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  The Tulsa affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI) is set to hold a public forum on Mental Health and the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office. The event is planned for 2-4pm, Sunday.  All of the filed candidates are eligible to partici…

News With Views: An In Depth Look at Ted Cruz and Common Core by Anita Hoge

TED CRUZ, COMMON CORE, HOMESCHOOLING AND HIS PROPOSED S-306 BILL Article by Anita Hoge
February 6, 2016 via NewsWithViews.com

His Scary Federal Education “Choice” as a Civil Right, His Fake Repeal of Common Core, and His Phony Support of Homeschools Revealed.

Ted Cruz forces Common Core onto every private, religious, and homeschool in his proposed S 306 with Federal Choice (which is NO choice at all).

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Who Really Is A Reagan Republican?

Barry Goldwater relied on Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckleyto communicate the vision of ‘Conservatism’.  So many politicians who cloak themselves in Reagan’s mantle, once trashed the icon, when it was politically advantageous.  Ron Pa…

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Two proposals filed several days ago would allow for CBD oils to be used by those 18 and older. Current Oklahoma law allows only children under 18 to use the oil. With no chance of this marijuana derived product getting a person high, two lawmakers seek to expand the law to allow both children and adults to use CBD oil for more medical conditions. Current law only allows it to be used by children with epilepsy.
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Washington County Republican Precinct Meetings – Feb 8th at Bartlesville Community Center 7PM

All registered Republicans in Washington County are invited to attend their individual Precinct Meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at the Bartlesville Community Center. County GOP officials will be on hand to help attendees determine their precinct and join their precinct group for discussion and the election of precinct officers.

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Space is a new frontier, and so are the laws governing it

The idea of a company exploring for commercial reasons is nothing new. While exploration has always been conducted to satisfy human curiosity, it has almost always had an economic rationale as well.

Think of the Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada, Jamestown in Virginia, the East India Company in India or the Norwegian whaling expeditions in the Antarctic. These all were done for commerce as well as adventure. Even the Lewis and Clark Expedition — arguably the greatest officially authorized expedition in North American history — was carried out to obtain both scientific and commercial information.

What is new about commercial space exploration is the global context in which the planned exploration will occur, and how the world’s various legal systems will regulate it. Historical explorations were carried out in a world in which most of its inhabitants were unaware that many of the other inhabitants existed. When groups did encounter one another, the most common result was that surprise, avarice, fear or some combination of the three led to conquest, and then profit.

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