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Defenders of Liberty Awards Banquet Event Nominees Announced

Congratulations to all the nominees!

The Defenders of Liberty: Grassroots Activism Awards is an annual awards banquet organized by grassroots activists for grassroots activists in Oklahoma. Established in 2013.

WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 6:00 PM – Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1:30 AM
WHERE: DoubleTree Downtown Hilton – 616 W 7th St, Tulsa, OK 74127

Teacher Caucus / Oklahomans for Public Education:  Rhetoric, Dishonesty and Inconsistent Loyalties

QUESTIONS:

Is it ‘fair’ or ‘ethical’ to post information about a person or group to a closed Facebook page where those being discussed are not allowed to defend themselves?

Is a ‘closed’ Facebook page a ‘private’ environment? Is anything truly private on the internet? If so, is it private among 20 thousand members? Can information from inside the group be shared outside the group to influence others?

What does it say about a person who would thank those who post personal attacks about others? Can that person be judged to be impartial?

Is ‘guilt by association’ a rhetorical devise or a logical devise? What about ‘character assassination’?

Should we hope to have representatives in government who are logical and impartial?

And yes there will be a test, the next time you vote!

Read the story via OKGrassroots – Teacher Caucus / Oklahomans for Public Education: Rhetoric, Dishonesty and Inconsistent Loyalties

Questions about OPE Endorsements, Ethics, and Party Switching

QUESTIONS:

If the OPE ‘Teacher Caucus’ endorsement list was based primarily on ‘personal recommendations’, what does that say about those candidates listed as Triangles – those opposed to public education?

How easy or hard is it to ascribe a philosophy to a candidate (against public education) when there is no voting record to review or specific criteria upon which this category is based?

If the issue is providing more money for public education, does it matter to which party a candidate belongs to meet those ends?

Is there more to governance of a state than public education?

What happens when elections become distilled down to single issues?

Should political parties have platforms that spell out specific ideals?

Should voters base their selections based on a group of specific ideals via a political party or which single issues mean most to them?

And yes there will be a test, the next time you vote!

Read more via OKGrassroots – Questions about OPE Endorsements, Ethics, and Party Switching

A Conservative — Really?

After many years of following politics and being a active voter and frankly, a citizen activist who actually follows legislation, reads bills, and spends time lobbying my legislators for what I believe in — I am quite amused that here in Oklahoma politicians ALL seem to be running as “Conservative.” I make no apologies for being a Constitutional Conservative, a Fiscal Conservative, and a Social Conservative in my views. The references that I find helpful in forming what I believe are on the nightstand next to my bed. They are the Bible, the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, plus an old US History book written before revisionist history was introduced into our schools.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – A Conservative — Really?