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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…

[category Coddingtons Corner] Posted by Ada Coddington A recent University of Chicago Institute of Politics poll showed that a majority of Americans think our government is corrupt and rigged against them. And almost a third of respondents also feel it may eventually be necessary to take up arms against the evil empire currently running the show. Subtract […]

Few ideas for ‘big’ legislation DON’T come as boilerplate ideas from national think tanks. Many times, though they may work in other states, they are not appropriate for Oklahoma, yet legislators bring them into the capitol because of the hand that offered them.

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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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