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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma taxpayers may soon have the right to file open records requests online, gain the ability to track the status of requests for vital records, have better purview of legislative meetings, and realize hundreds of thousands of dollars of savings through state government reorganization and consolidation.

Last year, I filed Legislation that would apply Oklahoma’s open meetings and records laws to the Legislature. As you are probably aware, these are the important laws designed to ensure that transparency follows the taxpayer dollar. Whenever the governm…

R3publicans:  The State of the Union  --  These Are Dangerous Times, and the Government Is To Blame

By John W. Whitehead

The Rutherford Institute

“As I look at America today, I am not afraid to say that I am afraid.”—Bertram Gross, Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America

These are dangerous times.

Mind you, when I say that these are dangerous times, it is not because of violent crime, which remains at an all-time low, or because of terrorism, which is statistically rare, or because our borders are being invaded by armies, which data reports from the Department of Homeland Security refute.

No, the real danger that we face comes from none other than the U.S. government and the powers it has granted to its standing army to steal, cheat, harass, detain, brutalize, terrorize, torture and kill.

read more at https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/02/john-w-whitehead/the-state-of-the-union-these-are-dangerous-times-and-the-government-is-to-blame/

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R3publicans:  Would Facebook Still Be Purging Dissent If Not Pressured by the Government?

‘Facebook is a private company and can do what it wants’ screech precisely the people using the might of the state to twist Zuckerberg’s arm into censoring dissent for them

Once upon a time, Facebook espoused idealistic notions of making the world a more open and connected place. But when it comes to views the US establishment doesn’t like, Facebook magically remembers it’s also a “private company.”

So when Facebook abruptly suspended pages belonging to Maffick Media — a company which is 51 percent owned by RT’s video agency Ruptly — critics of RT were quick to argue the social platform could ban anyone it wants.

You really think Zucc can have a free speech, privacy-friendly network and not have it brought down by Congress, the elites, and the national security state?

read more at https://russia-insider.com/en/would-facebook-still-be-purging-dissent-if-not-pressured-government/ri26325

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R3publicans:  The Government -- Liability for Thee But Not for Me

Why are those who work for the state never held accountable for the damage they inflict?

By James BovardJuly 26, 2018

Few Americans recognize the Yukon-sized legal rights void in their daily lives. I was recently reminded of this hard fact after encountering what appeared to be an anti-tank spike left over from the battle of Stalingrad in a government parking lot. Unfortunately, government’s promise to serve also routinely conveys a license to harm.

read more at http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-government-liability-for-thee-but-not-for-me/

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Open Letter from Randy Barnett:  Reasons Hern is the better choice for the run-off Aug 28th for your consideration

I ask you to please read the public record of Tim Harris as District Attorney, submitted by PDF attachment (link at bottom of post), and discuss it with those whom you love and respect.  Consider his disregard of the public interest in various occasions, which include severe lapses of character and of judgment.  Specifically, to undermine the will of the People in a Grand Jury, as revealed in the 16 page PDF, is a transgression that exceeds his other failings (releasing illegal immigrants, withholding key evidence in a murder trial that saw an 18 year old girl locked up 20 years until a judicial review and a judge found Harris in error, and declared her NOT GUILTY  [not merely an acquittal]) 

Click on the headline link to read the full letter and see document linked via OKGrassroots