Cimarron County Republican Chair Issues Support For Canadian County GOP Letter/Rebuttal of OK GOP Chair Actions

IMG_3297.JPG 11-28-2018 The OKGOP State Chair came out yesterday with a statement regarding the Canadian County GOP letter to the 2019 Legislature. In the statement made, it is clear that she is not at all supportive of the contents or the principles within the letter. It should also be said that the statement was made without consulting the State Committee and as such, should not be inferred to come from the Oklahoma Republican Party.*1  The OKGOP Chair does not speak for the party as a whole, nor for the individual county parties. The letter to the 2019 Oklahoma Legislature is the epitome of what the OKGOP is supposed to represent—liberty, fiscal responsibility, limited government and principles.*2  It is apparent the opinion of the State Chair does not agree. This does indeed sadden me, as an individual and as the Cimarron County Republican Party Chair. I stand in support of County Chair Andrew Lopez and the Canadian County letter. I hope my fellow Republicans in Oklahoma do, as well. I think this quote from Frederic Bastiat’s “The Law” is appropriate to end with: “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all.” Signed, LeLayne Smith Cimarron County GOP Chair     *1. *2