Foreign Policy

Will the Shemitah be a time to celebrate or mourn? Be ready!

Author and Bible teacher Jonathan Cahn says he has been so swamped with questions and concerns about the looming end of the Shemitah year on Sept. 13 that he can’t answer them all.

“We have been deluged with people calling, emailing, asking questions from all over the country, wanting to know what’s happening. So we decided to put out a video,” Cahn told WND via email.

In the message, posted to YouTube, Cahn calls for a period of national prayer and repentance leading up to the pivotal month of September.

He also issued a new warning about a “desecration” that often precedes judgment and is already present in American society. He calls for Christians to prepare for persecution and get ready to stand for God in a coming period of strife that will increasingly be devoid of “gray areas” or middle ground.

In the video, he says his main theme continues to be that of judgment visiting America. This will bring a “shaking” in the financial and economic realms. These tremors may spread beyond the economic realm.

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Cruz in Bartlesville

I just now left Wesleyan University, where Ted Cruz held a campaign rally. It was an impressive turnout of well over 1,000 people. The senator spoke with energy and really connected with the crowd. I appreciated much of what he had to say, but he lost me each time he spoke on defense and foreign policy matters.

I most disappointed in the demagoguery he employed when expressing his opposition to the Iranian nuclear agreement. He began by pledging to tear up the agreement as one of his first acts in office. That got the crowd on their feet. He then said that if the deal is implemented, the U.S. will become the world’s leading financier of terrorism. Cruz has recently received criticism from the press and even Republican party leaders for making this claim elsewhere, so repeating it in front of the Bartlesville crowd was his way of being bold.

BIA, NEPA, and BMP

Barnsdall Main Street Well

Sometimes federal agencies seem to parody themselves, conforming neatly with the image contained in the wild imaginations of conservative critics as out-of-touch bureaucracies issuing senseless mandates spoken in liberal shibboleths.  Such is the case with the new Environmental Assessment Template issued by the Osage Agency, which is within the Bureau of Indian Affairs (“BIA”).

To understand it, you will need some background.  In 1883, the Osage Indians purchased from the Cherokee Nation the land that would become Osage County in the State of Oklahoma.  When you cross over into Osage County, you are also crossing over into the Osage Reservation.  In 1906, Congress passed the Osage Allotment Act, 34 Stat. 539, which divided the land in the Osage Reservation among the members of the Osage Tribe. The subsurface mineral estate would be owned by the Tribe, but development of the mineral estate would be overseen by the United States, and the resulting revenue would be managed and distributed by the United States as trustee for the Tribe. Oil and gas leases are entered into between the Tribe and independent producers, but must be “approved” by the Secretary of the Interior through the Superintendent of the Osage Agency.

An Expensive Escape

According to Forbes, the U.S. has hiked the fee to renounce U.S. citizenship 422%, so voting with your feet is becoming more difficult.  This is how the government responds to a record number of citizens leaving for greener pastures — all stick and no carrot.

According to the article, the State Department says that hiking the exit tax is necessitated by the increase in demand on their services and all the extra workload they have to process people who are on their way out.  Notice the statist logic: bureaucrats erect hurdles to escaping the system and then demand more money from those forced to clear the hurdles on the grounds that the hurdles are so expensive to maintain.

Hey, if you don’t like it, leave, if you can.    

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Dax Ewbank for Oklahoma Governor Banner

Liberty is the Issue.

 

It is really that simple. We need a Governor that will govern the government, so that it will LEAVE YOU ALONE! Somehow that role has been reversed and governors and governments are micro-managing peaceful people as if they have forgotten where their authority came from in the first place!

A Dax Ewbank administration would be run by two simple principles:

Do everything you have agreed to do.

Do not encroach on other people or their property.

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Cage the Ignorant

“Ignorance of the law is no excuse.”  That is the retort frequently given by the arresting officer, prosecutor, or judge to the cry of a citizen surprised by an obscure law.  In a decision as recent as 2008, the Oklahoma Supreme Court offered…

Oklahoma:  Lankford Voting Record is Really Bad – Barely Passing – Not Warranting a Promotion

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. Continue reading

No Room for Moral Sentiment

In January, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma released its ruling in Bishop v. United States, declaring Oklahoma’s legal definition of marriage to be unconstitutional.  As part of his constitutional analysis, Judge Kern determined that homosexuals are a non-suspect class, and therefore the Oklahoma law must be reviewed merely for “rationality.”  This standard requires the court to uphold the law “if there is any reasonable conceivable state of facts that could provide a rational basis for the classification” that the law draws between citizens.  Copelin-Brown v. N.M. State Personnel Office, 399 F.3d 1248, 1255 (10th Cir. 2005).  (This is in contrast with an earlier decision invalidating a similar law in Utah, in which the court reasoned that any legal barriers to same-sex marriage is a classification based upon sex, and therefor the law must be subjected to intermediate scrutiny.)

Green Map updated 081811

A new documentary about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. During one of the final scenes in the movie, a confession is admitted.

Given what has come before it in the film — Romney’s defeatism in the debates — the scene leaves the impression that perhaps in his heart ofhearts Romney never really believed he could win. That also seems the message of one of the last scenes of “Mitt,” the day after the election, when Romney addressed staff at his Boston campaign headquarters. The old lack of confidence came out again as Romney suggested he never felt comfortable in the race. He passed on something someone at headquarters had told him: “In some ways, we kind of had to steal the Republican nomination. Our party is Southern, evangelical and populist. And you’re Northern, and you’re Mormon, and you’re rich. And these do not match well with our party.”
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For those that live in a cave (or are Fox News Viewers), there was rampant Election Fraud that took place during the 2012 Republican Primaries. Below is a complete timeline of that fraud (see article for links and the little green map history)

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