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Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to “Provide for the Common Defense”

Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted for the Conference Report to HR 1735, the bipartisan FY16 defense authorization bill.  The Conference Report reconciles differences between the House- and Senate-passed defense authorization bills.

Congressman Bridenstine said, “The defense authorization bill allows Congress to set spending and policy priorities for our military.  The bill unwinds defense sequestration for one year and prevents more devastating cuts to the military.” 

President Obama has threatened to veto the bill in order to force Congress to break budget caps on non-defense social welfare spending.

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Nonviolent Inmates Are Serving Life Without Parole -- on Your Dime

Oklahoma’s Prisons are beyond capacity and face federal sanctions

Only 3 clemency candidates nominated in the past 3 years

  William Wood jr. is a military veteran, former minister, and 60 years old. He’s been in prison for 10 years so far and has 189 years left to serve on his sentence.  He has had no disciplinary complaints while in prison.

  About 11 years ago, William was found to be in possession of controlled drug substances and raw materials. He was arrested & convicted. He has no other violent crimes record. William Wood jr. did have a drug addiction.

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Rep. Bridenstine Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

Today I voted “No” on the Continuing Resolution (CR).  Continuing Resolutions are a failure to govern, a failure to represent the people, and a failure to exercise the power of the purse.

The House passed the bills to fund the government in the proper process.  The Senate failed to take up any of them due to Democrat filibusters.  Accordingly, a CR was presented as the only option for funding the federal government.

Representatives should be able to appropriate funds for programs the people approve and withdraw funds from those they oppose.  In Federalist 58, James Madison said, “The power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people…

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Congressman Jim Bridenstine Strives to Represent His Constituents - Votes NO on CR!

Congressman Jim Bridenstine and 150 other Republicans voted “No” on the Continuing Resolution (CR) today.  Congressman Bridenstine said, “Continuing Resolutions are a failure to govern, a failure to represent the people, and a failure to exercise the power of the purse.” 

The House passed the bills to fund the government in the proper process.  The Senate failed to take up any of them due to Democrat filibusters.  Accordingly, a CR was presented as the only option for funding the federal government.

Representatives should be able to appropriate funds for programs the people approve and withdraw funds from those they oppose.  In Federalist 58, James Madison said, “The power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people…”

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Looking Up — Lunar Eclipse over Dallas by Mike Mezeul

Dallas 9/28/15: After spending 5 hours on a rooftop with an incredible view of Dallas, I was able to create this composite image showing the moons transition from full moon, to full lunar eclipse, and back. Each moon image was shot approximately 10 minutes apart to capture the entire transition. I hope you all enjoy! Please share! Prints available, link in image comments! Shot on a Nikon D810 #Nikon Photo via Mike Mezeul on Facebook

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Looking Up!

Editorial | Inching Toward a Commercial Weather Policy

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Government policymaking in an ideal world is proactive, but more often than not it is reactive or, as in the case of companies seeking to commercialize weather data collected via satellite, a muddle of the two.

Thanks in part to prodding from Congress, in particular Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released a draft Commercial Space Policy that lays out some of the terms and conditions under which it will buy data from these companies.

With one of the aspiring commercial weather data providers, San Francisco-based Spire, on the cusp of launching sizable numbers of cubesats able to derive weather information by measuring atmospheric distortion of GPS signals, the NOAA policy document comes not a moment too soon.

Original Article on SpaceNews.com

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Kim Davis Honors God in Her Remarks Presses Forward in Her Actions

(CNN)Kim Davis has said farewell to the Democratic Party. The Kentucky county clerk at the center of a fight over religious freedom and same-sex marriage says she is now a Republican.

“She has come to the conclusion that the Democratic Party has left her,” her lawyer, Mat Staver, said Saturday in a statement. “She has decided to switch her voter registration. However, the issue of religious freedom in this case is not a partisan issue. It is neither Republican nor Democrat. It is an inalienable right and what makes America the land of liberty.

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Liberty on Tap - October Gathering on Birthrights, Options and the Business of being Born

Tulsa R3’s – Ron Paul Revolution

Please note our NEW Location: Chimi’s on Cherry Street! Private dining room, ample parking, fresh Mexican food with American menu options. Babies and Burritos! What could be more fun?!

Birth rights, options and the business of being born.

Thursday, October 1 at 6:00 PM

Details: http://www.meetup.com/ronpaul-32/events/225674429/

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The Death of the Reprimand

jason-photoI wrote an article in 2011 about a new, disturbing trend of political correctness which I strongly believed presented a real danger to the ability of policymakers to engage in honest and open debate.

Here’s what happened.

The Oklahoma Constitution states that legislators shall not be questioned in any other place for any speech or debate in the Legislature. According to the Constitution, the speech of legislators while considering legislation is sacrosanct.

The Oklahoma clause mirrors a provision in the US Constitution. It places priority on the ability of legislators to speak without fear of retribution, and to expose any wrong, debate any idea, and express any point of view, regardless of how unpopular or controversial the viewpoint.

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