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County Budgets Pay the Price For State Govt. FailureJails are trying to become mental hospitals  Perhaps the most glaring example of legislative failure, in Oklahoma, is illustrated by the terrible abuse of the county jail. Tulsa’s jail is taking …

Liberty on Tap Roadshow - Reprint

Liberty On Tap hit the road and headed to Ardmore, Oklahoma on Friday, February 28, where we addressed a crowd at the Red Dirt Brewhouse. The topic of discussion was “The Conservative Case Against Prohibition: How the Unintended Consequences of the War on Drugs Have Created Bigger Government.” Joanna Francisco opened the presentation with some […]

I am involved in many groups that are educational and activist in nature with an emphasis on pushing back against government encroachments upon our various liberties. As I engage in discussions with people in this effort, I am getting the feeling that a misguided belief has crept into our thinking: If a right or freedom […]

Liberty: A Muslim-American Perspective

By Priscilla Galstaun-Khader  Liberty On Tap’s guest speaker for February was Priscilla Galstaun-Khader. There have been several requests for us to share her presentation.  Priscilla has graciously submitted her written speech for us to share. *** You could have been anywhere tonight but you chose to be here and I am very thankful to you […]

The Oklahoma Constitution: Stay off the Immigration Reform Bandwagon

The current offering of immigration reform passed by the U.S. Senate this summer has plenty of detractors but it also has its share of boosters and they are doing their best to get us on the bandwagon.

S.744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” features legalization and a “path to citizenship” for unauthorized immigrants already present in the country, increased border and internal enforcement, and changes to the visa system.

Whether or not this bill will make it to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives is debatable, but proponents of the measure are giving it their all and outspending opponents 3 to 1 and there is a PR war in progress.

Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes Against HR 3350 “Keep Your Health Plan Act”

Today the House considered a bill titled the “Keep Your Health Plan Act”.  I voted against it.  While this is a well-intentioned messaging bill, this law would place the President’s lie on the shoulders of Congress.  Since insurance companies cannot alter course on a dime, Congress cannot keep this promise any more than the President.

Passing HR 3350 does not make the Affordable Care Act constitutional.  The federal government is compelling individual citizens to buy a product they would not otherwise buy, and that is unconstitutional.  Simply grandfathering plans that were previously available does not make the coercion constitutional.