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Smoke, Mirrors, the Politics of Fear and Tax Increases

I detest the politics of fear. I especially dislike those practices which leverage the fears of society’s most vulnerable. The fears are leveraged for the political benefit of those who are in the government class and who have an agenda such as preserving or growing their funding, increasing the size of government, or creating new fees and taxes.

This form of abuse occurs more frequently than you know.

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Oklahoma Liquor Battle Heats Up

  Anheuser Busch is running some very direct hit pieces on Oklahoma TV and radio. their target is Senator Clark Jolley of Edmond. The subject have to do with distributorship laws in Oklahoma. I spoke to a lobbyist involved. He explained that the s…

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Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying Survives for Another Year

jason-photoImagine owning a business and entering into a contract with a vendor. As you prepare to sign the contract, the vendor puts forward one final stipulation. He wants you to hire an employee with the sole mission of perpetually negotiating with you to change the terms of the contract to better favor the vendor. You will essentially be paying someone to negotiate on behalf of your counterparty. This…

“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” – Frédéric Bastiat Recently University of Oklahoma President David Boren penned an OPED in which he defended receiving stolen funds taken from Oklahomans through government force and coercion known more commonly as the state income tax. I know, […]

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 […]

Prison Industrial Monster

In 1961, Eisenhower’s well known speech warned the public of the Military Industrial Complex. It refers to policy and monetary relationships which exist between law makers, national armed forces, and the military industrial base that supports them, which includes political decisions, contributions, lobbying and oversight of the industry. Big government seems to have its tentacles …

Congressman Jim Bridenstine Files Bill to Repeal 16th Amendment (Income Tax)

Congressman Jim Bridenstine has introduced a bill (HJ Res 104) in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which allows the federal government to levy the income tax.

Congressman Bridenstine said, “Viable alternative plans for raising revenue fairly to support constitutionally enumerated functions of the federal government have been proposed.  As long as the 16th Amendment is in place and lobbyists dominate Washington, these alternatives will never be considered.”

The Marketplace Fairness Act is Unfair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jim Bridenstine has decided to oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act (HR 684).  After researching the proposed legislation and conferring with various concerned constituents, the Congressman explained his stand:Under current law…