By the Watchman
Thomas Jefferson is famous for numerous reasons. One saying that he is quoted to have said is "When the people fear the government there is tyranny; when the government fear sthe people there is liberty." Lately we sure have put a lot of petty tyrants in office from local governments on through the national government. We will present to you the facts as we have found them on one of those petty tyrants that are only half way through his first, and with any luck, only term as a State Senator. A man who believes that because he is a physician that he feels that he knows everything there is to know about all things medical. Yet he has the backing of the Governor and they both ignore the facts on medical records showing them to be wrong.
The individual we're talking about is Senator Ervin Yen. We started our research by going to his web page at www.ok.gov. You can see it here Oklahoma State Senate - Senators. As we have found to be typical of our state Senators it was for the most part void of any information outside of bragging on himself.
The next article of interest we found was his campaign web site here Home. Right off the back we noticed that he failed to identified himself as a Republican on his campaign slogan and sign even though he claimed to be a lifelong Republican. We also noticed a blaring change between his official profile page and his campaign page. In one he claims that he and his family fled Taiwan to escape Communism. In the other he claims they fled because of the fear of a Communist takeover of Taiwan. One would think that he would know better. Not all Americans or Oklahomans are as dumb as you think we are Doctor. Yes Taiwan is under threat but there is this thing called a treaty that was in place even when you were born that said the United States would come to the aid of Taiwan.
The next article of interest we found was this Ervin Yen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Once again we were disappointed in the lack of information provided in this page. There is very little, if any, new information about the Senator on this page.
We next went to this article Ervin Yen - Ballotpedia to see what information they had available on Senator Yen. We did learn some information on the Senator here. He claims to be pro-2nd amendment and even to hold a concealed carry permit. Yet groups like the National Rifle Association fail to give him a complete endorsement. We would suspect that he's not as pro-second amendment as he claims to be and is just saying what the voters want to hear.
The next article of interest we found was this State senator: Vaccine effort would save Oklahoma lives | News OK. This is an article laid out by the lame stream media that supports Dr. Yee's contention that all children should be vaccinated. He says this despite the evidence of the death of some children within hours of receiving the Gardasil vaccine and the growing numbers of children with autism that is associated with the growing numbers of vaccinations children are required to obtain. What was his thinking?
The next article of interest we found was this Oklahoma Psychiatrist, State Senator Debate Vaccinations - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.co. This makes it painfully clear that Senator Yen feels that it should be his way or no way at all. He claims at one point to have fled Taiwan for fear of the Communist yet here he is trying to deny parents in this state the right to decide what's best for their children. That friend is tyranny.
The next item of interest we found was this Oklahoma State Election Board - 2014-CandidateFiling. Now the reason we found this to be so interesting was because of the Senators Campaign Finance Reports. We find it interesting that the Senator was allowed to file for office in October of 2013 when the official filing dates weren't until April 9, 2014 through April 11, 2014. Did someone at the election board make an exception in his case? If so he was running with a distinct and unfair advantage over the other candidates in the race.
The next article of interest we found was thisformerly/www.campaignfreedom.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2014-02-11_Legislative-Review_Wachob_2013-State-Legislative-Trends-Increasi. Now this is important simply because there is a potential violation of this law during his campaign.
We next went to www.votesmart.org to see what information they had available on Senator Yen. We started by going to his biography page here Ervin Yen's Biography - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. It appears that the Doctor values his privacy more than he values the privacy of the citizens of Oklahoma. There was no new information to be gained from reviewing his biography page.
For some reason we get the feeling that the Senator is submitting the information to votesmart.org himself. We went to his voting page and all we found after two legislative sessions were six votes that he indicated were "Key Votes". This just doesn't add up. This tells us that he is hiding all the bad votes that he has made.
We next went to his ratings and endorsements page. We know that the Senator ran as a conservative, but were taken off guard by what we found on this page. You'll find a few examples below.
- 2014 Oklahoma for Life Inc. 100%
- 2016 OCPAC 10%
- 2015 OCPAC 70%
- 2016 Sooner Tea Party 5%
- 2015 American Conservative Union 71%
- 2016 Sooner Tea Party 5%
- 2015 American Conservative Union 71%
We could go on but it just gets repetitive.
We next went to the Campaign Finance page and were surprised to find that no one had submitted any information on his campaign finances. We have submitted all available information that we have obtained to them for inclusion in their records.
We next went to www.ok.gov/ethics to see what information was available there. Here is where we first started noticing irregularities in the Senators campaign. As mentioned in an earlier paragraph, candidates were not able to file for office until April 9 through the 11 of 2014. Senator Yen's Statement of Organization is dated October 13, 2013. That is well prior to the legal date for which filling is open. This is something that the ethics commission should investigate. This cannot be allowed to stand.
The first thing we noticed right off the bat was that he decided to make this a one man operation. He appointed himself as the treasurer and assistant treasurer. Judging by the look of things he should have left that task to someone else.
We first took a look at his donations from committees and other special interest groups. As he is himself an Anesthesiologist we were not surprised to see contributions from there PAC. We do question the legality of the donations received from the Political Action Committees based on the fact that the Senator was somehow allowed to register his campaign earlier than the state law allows. In 2013 alone that would be $18,500.00 from special interest groups alone.
We have repeatedly tried to inform our readers that the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce is not the friend of the people. In 2014 Senator Yen shows us what we mean by his campaign donations. Here are a few examples:
- Jun 17, 2014 Devon Energy $2,500.00
- Jun 26, 2014 Devon Energy $2,500.00
- Jul 28,2014 Greater OKC Chamber $5,000.00
It just keeps on going . All the big names that support the State Chamber of Commerce have donated to his campaign. He's not working for the people of his district. He's working for the people who financed his campaign through the State Chamber of Commerce. He is officially a Chambercrat.
We next looked at the individual donations and found a couple that truly need some looking into by the ethics committee.
- Nov. 19, 2013 Arden Dorney $5,000.00
- Jun. 09, 2014 Charles Bowen $2,000.00
- Jun. 09, 2014 Cassandra Bowen $2,000.00
Now the last two names we entered above have been reported twice. Same name same date and same amount. Mistakes like this happen when you decide to do everything yourself. This should be enough to call for a full audit of his campaign finance reports.
We next went to the 2016 RINO list to see where the Senator stood. He scored a total of 5% in the rankings. He was at the bottom for following the party platform and the State and U.S. Constitution. For a man who wrongfully claims to have fled Taiwan because of communism he sure has a profound lack of understanding of the United States Constitution. The man is what we like to refer to as an undocumented Democrat.
- HB 2275 DNA Collection, Voted Yea, Liberal vote
- HB2531 Internet Tax, Voted Yea, Liberal Vote
- HB282 Music Therapy Practice, Voted Yea, Liberal Vote
- HB 2962 Autism Mandate, Voted Yea, Conservative Vote
- HB3098 Open Carry, Voted Nay, Liberal Vote
- HB3126 Phone Tax Increase, Voted Yea, Liberal Vote
- HB 3128 Pro-Life, did not vote and not excused
- HB 3168 Capitol Bonds, Voted Yea, Liberal Vote
- HB 3208 Fee Increase, Voted Yea, Liberal Vote
- HB 3220 Court Fee Increase, Voted Yea, Liberal Vote
- HB 3231 Transportation Bonda, Voted Yea, Liberal Vote
- HB 2929 Equal Pay, Voted Yea, Conservative Vote
- SB 1206 Park Tourism Improvement, Voted Yea, Liberal Vote
- SB 1362 Real ID, Voted Yea, Liberal Vote
- SB 1552 abortion bill felony bill, Voted Yea, Liberal Vote
- SB 1606 State Tax Deduction, Voted Yea, Liberal vote
- SB 1610 Court Fee Increase, Voted Nay, Conservative Vote
- SB 359 Ticket Cameras, Voted Yea, Liberal Vote
- SJR 45 undercut term limits, Voted Yea, Liberal Vote
- SJR 4 CON CON, Voted Yea, Liberal Vote
There is one particular vote that shows the complete and total lack of understanding that and Article 5 Con Con at this particular time in our nation's history is a mortal threat to us all. That convention would be following the rules of the U.S. Congress and you can count on every one of them will ensure that they are delegates to it. Those ten amendments will be gone. Anyone of the legislators who voted for it actually fell for the idea pushed and financed by George Soros and his team of crooks.
In conclusion we can only say that for a man that ran as a conservative he must have taken lessons from Tom Cole. It is the opinion of this group that he is about as conservative as Hillary Clinton. This could be remedied if the citizens of Oklahoma had the ability to recall bad politicians and hold them accountable for their actions. That is not the case. We would like to hear from all those interested in seeing a state wide effort to get such an initiative on the ballot next year for a vote.