++ RACHAEL MADDOU, THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY & GLENN BECK
++ SARAH PALIN, JOHN McCAIN AND PATRICK HUGHES MONDAY’S TEA PARTY AND OCPAC
++ MEMBERSHIP UP-DATE
++ Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, February 3rd will be held at
Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. This Wednesday will be Rose Day at the State Capitol. During this annual event pro-life supporters from all over the state gather to present Roses to lawmakers to ask them to be mindful of pro-life issues. Many people will begin handing out roses starting at 11:00 a.m. then gather in the House chambers for a program starting at 11:45. The program will last until 1:00 p.m.. This year’s keynote speaker will be the granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. Not enough members of the black community realize that Margaret Sanger’s planned parenthood organization promoted eugenics with the intention to eliminate the black race.
Since OCPAC has missed only 1 weekly meeting in 19 years now, we will still have our meeting starting at noon. Some folks may want to give their lawmakers a rose then come to the OCPAC meeting. To keep the theme consistent with Rose Day, our speaker will be John Michener.
John is a long time OCPAC member who used to be on staff with Oklahoma Christian University. He has recently made a 2 year commitment to become a regional manager with the organization Justice For All, a national pro-life training organization whose mission is to train thousands to make abortion unthinkable for millions, one person at a time. John will present JFA’s strategy of transforming pro-life volunteers into active advocates who can turn the abortion debate into a heart-changing dialogue in a spirit of “gentleness and respect” 1 Peter 3:15. John will try to have a couple of students from Christian Heritage Academy along with former headmaster Ralph Bullard present to explain what it has meant to the students that have gone through the JFA training to become effective pro-life volunteers.
One more item on the abortion issue. This past week, a jury handed down a guilty sentence of murder in the first degree regarding Scott Roeder, the fellow who killed Dr. George Tiller, formerly known among pro-life activists as “Tiller the Baby Killer.” While the judge tried to keep the word “abortion” out of the proceedings, Mr. Roeder was able to explain that he killed Dr. Tiller to keep him from murdering more un-born, or in the case of partial birth abortion, partially born babies. What I don’t know about the case is if the judge prohibited the jury from considering the “necessity defense” from being considered? The 51 year old Mr. Roeder will have to spend at least 25 years in prison before being considered for parole.
The vast majority of people do not condone citizens taking justice into their own hands. However, when the government justice system breaks down and fails to protect innocent life (unborn children are the most innocent of all), then we sometimes see people like Mr.
Roeder act on their own. I personally have serious moral questions which arise out of this situation. Did the court not consider pre-born babies as human beings? Are law enforcement and military personnel the only ones allowed to take human life to prevent an aggressor from harming or taking human lives from the innocent? If so, why is it moral for them to do so, but not moral for Mr. Roeder to save many lives by taking the life of one person bent on taking the lives of the innocent while the abortionist pads his pockets with the blood money of his victims? Is not the real problem, the fact that not only is government not performing one of its 3 mentioned functions as enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, to protect life, but in fact government is condoning the killing of innocent life and in some cases funding such. There is a lot of blood on the hands of a lot of people with the issue of abortion and I am not sure it is on the hands of Mr. Roeder!
+ TULSA AREA - On Thursday evening February 4th, Oklahoman’s For
Sovereignty and Free Enterprise, (OK-SAFE) will hold their monthly meeting at the Hardesty Regional Library, 93rd and South Memorial. The meeting will begin at 6:30 and last until 8:00 p.m.. These are not just educational meetings. They consist of learing as well as effective activism toward the goals of OK-SAFE.
+ TULSA AREA - On Saturday, February 6th the Tulsa County Republican
party will be hosting a rally and table venue for all state wide candidates as well as those running for the legislature in Tulsa county. The event will begin at 9:00 and last until around 11:30 a.m..
The location is the Lemley Campus of Tulsa Technology Center, 3420 South Memorial Dr. This will be a great time to meet and hear from the candidates. I will be manning a table for OCPAC, so please drop by and say hello.
+ OKC AREA - Our long time friend, Miss Emoly West, will be hosting
the 10th annual Winter Ball on Friday evening, February 12th. That is one week from this coming Friday. This is a fun event for the family and will once again be held in the Grand Ballroom at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in OKC. For more information and to make reservations log on to: www.annualwinterball.org.
++ RACHEL MADDOW, THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY AND GLEN BECK
About a month ago it was announced that the John Birch Society would be one of the sponsoring organizations for the C-PAC convention to be held in Washington, a few weeks from now. The announcement caused the lesbian talk show host Rachael Maddow to get her panties in such a tight wad, I thought her eyes were going to pop out. She went on a tirade which lasted around 12 minutes, suggesting there was such a thing as a right wing fringe, and then there was the Birch Society which was to the right of the fringe.
Maddow really lacks the intellectual capacity to properly understand the positioning of groups on a political scale. Truth is, The Birch Society would fall into the category of Constitutional moderates, or in the same position as our founding fathers. To the far right are found the anarchists, or those who believe in no government or the absence of such. Of course on the far left are the Communists, socialists, fascists, progressives and yes the Nazis, though Maddow probably believes the Nazis (national socialists) would fall on the far right.
To help her try and add some “gravitas” to her little temper tantrum, she had a writer from the Wall Street Journal on her program also talking about the Birch Society. He was explaining that the Society has seen evidences of “conspiratorial” influences upon our society and government. Part of his evidence was that we spoke of the “International Communist Conspiracy” to rule the world. I believe he would have preferred to refer to it as the “C” word rather than have to say the full word Communism.
Then he said something which was really interesting. He suggested we were having an influence upon Glen Beck. Though he was quick to say, Beck was cautious not to use some of the same language Birchers use such as the “conspiracy” word, none the less Beck was making reference to many of the same things the Birchers refer to. He suggested Beck was saying things like, until recently I would have never believed there was a “plan” or perhaps an “organized effort” dating back many years behind the policies we have today in the Obama administration today or perhaps in the Bush administration which proceeded the Democrat rule of today.
Several weeks ago, I mentioned that I had become a fan of Beck’s TV show, though I don’t care for his radio program. I try to watch as many of his programs as possible using my DVR to reduce the time needed to view the program. Let me say, after watching close to 60 of his programs now, without a doubt in my mind, Beck is producing the finest information on TV of which I am aware. It is just outstanding.
This past Thursday evening, he had one of his bombastic programs, full of humor and body gesticulations as he presented the information he wanted conveyed. However, Friday evening he interviewed 3 men on his program and in one hour did the best job I have ever seen of putting together the big picture of the evil influences and players over the past century which have shaped Amer ica into its current statist condition.
His guests were R.J. Pestritto, author of American Progressivism, and Burton Folsom Jr. author of New Deal - Raw Deal. Both of these men are professors at Hillsdale College, one of only a few colleges in American which refuse to take a dime in government aid, they won’t even take scholarship money from students if it comes from the government. Hillsdale is also the home of the IMPRIMIS publication. In addition, he had Mr. Larry Schweikart in studio, author of the book, A Patriots History of the United States. He also played a few minutes of an interview with Thomas Sowell, an economist from the Hoover Institute at Stanford University and one of America’s leading conservative intellects, a man who also happens to be a black.
Between the five of these men, and with the skilled use of sound bites and pertinent quotes from leftist progressives from the past until the present, they exposed their evil and un-American agenda with skill and beauty. As an interviewer, Beck was at his best. His extensive study over the past 2 or 3 years has opened his eyes to the strategy and tactics of America’s enemies and he shows their influences upon both the Republican and Democrat parties. A great interviewer must know the subject matter well to know what questions to ask to draw out the pertinent information from the experts. The interviewer must also know when to emphasize or clarify a point if one of the experts speak above the heads of we common folk.
Beck was a master and I can’t stress the importance of watching his programs if at all possible. He even began to get down to understanding the powerful influences of the Council On Foreign Relations upon our nation, something Hanity, Limbaugh and most others won’t touch. Which is why they will always fall a little short of getting to the crux of the matter.
Beck closed the program by asking each guest to suggest one book to read other than their own to have our eyes opened. The books suggested were, A Conflict of Visions, by Thomas Sowell, Liberal Fascism, by Jonah Goldberg and the Federalist Papers, by Madison, Hamilton and Jay.
Perhaps the reason I have become such a fan of Beck is that he is ever more presenting the important information the Birch Society has been making available for the past 51 years. Stay with is Glen, you are really beginning to make a difference. I am going to try to get that program transferred to a DVD and show it at an OCPAC meeting sometime in the future.
++ SARAH PALIN, JOHN McCAIN AND PATRICK HUGHES
During this past presidential race, I wanted to get to know what Sarah Palin really believed, but didn’t think we would know as the McCain machine had tight shackles on her during the campaign. I have urged people not to make up their minds about her one way or the other until we could really find out what she stands for. Therefore, I have been looking forward to reading her book to try and get a better understanding about this charismatic person who might well be a candidate for president in 2012.
Then last week, she endorsed John McCain in his re-election bid as Arizona’s senior senator. What a disappointment, for Palin to play such an establishment game. I can understand her not opposing McCain, after all his choice of Sarah propelled her to the national stage and set her up for where she is today. But it would have been much better for her to remain silent rather than support such a moderate Republican as McCain.
To be honest, I would support having 3rd party candidates or independents on the ballot if we had a general election run off system in Oklahoma. However, we don’t and I believe it requires so much energy to raise up a third party or independent candidate to the minimum support level for a Republican or Democrat candidate that I believe those efforts are a waste of time and energy. On top of near impossibility of such a candidacy leading to success, independent candidates may actually lead to the election of a bad candidate over a good candidate or the greater of two evils, rather than the lesser of two evils in some races.
At the national level the Democrat party is a lost cause with it being fully under control of the most radical leftists and progressives in our nation. However, there is a tremendous battle going on for the soul of the Republican party. Will the Republicans continue their slow slide toward progressive statists or will it purify itself and refocus on conservative principles? Much of talk radio has come alive and is challenging such notions of trying to be just a little less liberal than the Democrats.
Sarah Palin’s endorsement of McCain shows incredibly poor judgment or a willingness to play the game. Many of the tea party and 912 groups are tired of playing the games. They have been educating themselves and are looking for true leaders with a respect and understanding of the Constitution. On top of that, they are looking for people that will take a stand upon those principles. McCain has little to none of those qualities and Sara runs the risk of defining the word “rogue” as meaning establishment and nothing different than those who have preceded her.
Today, there will be a primary election in Illinois which pit’s a very liberal Republican establishment candidate who believes in global warming, cap and trade, is opposed to drilling in anwar and even supports partial birth abortion. Opposing him is a conservative Republican businessman by the name of Patrick Hughes. If Sarah wants to be taken seriously as a “conservative” then she needs to be supporting candidates like Mr. Hughes rather than supporting worn out liberals such as McCain. As for me, the jury is still out on Sarah, but supporting McCain certainly earns her strike one, with 2 more to go before she strikes out.
++ THE CAPITOL TEA PARTY AND OCPAC MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
Even with icy roads and sidewalks, we still had 300 to 400 attend the indoor tea party on Monday. It was a good opportunity for so many new activists to be able to get their feet wet as far a finding their way around the Capitol and meeting many of the lawmakers. While the majority of people were from central Oklahoma, I saw visited with people from Lawton, Poteau, Tulsa and Bartlesville in attendance. I visited with several lawmakers and many of them expressed a basic willingness to support the legislation we are pushing. At least support the legislation in principle depending upon the exact wording of the various pieces of legislation. A couple even had legislation they want included into our list. Time will tell on those issues.
OCPAC finished up January with 118 people having already paid their dues, far beyond any previous year by the end of January. If you were a member last year and your dues are not being automatically withdrawn from your checking account, then your membership has expired. I want to invite you to renew your membership for another year and help keep our momentum going forward. I can’t say enough about my thanks to you for your support. If you want to join OCPAC and have not as yet, please consider doing so by following the instructions below. Thanks again for your support.