From the Muskogee County Young Republicans:We are having our inaugural meeting of the newly reformed YR Chapter here in Muskogee County. We have a lot to do, including the election of a full slate of officers, setting a permanent day of each month for …
Here is an anecdote that perfectly exemplifies the state of play within the modern day Republican Party.
Oklahoma is easily among the most conservative states, if not THE most conservative state, in the country. Yet, because we live under a political oligarchy, the most conservative state cannot even stop the most extreme leftist concepts, namely, that men are women too.
OKLAHOMA CITY — [On May 20th] Governor Mary Fallin vetoed SB 1552 which would allow for the revocation of medical licenses for doctors who perform abortions after viability. The measure has an exception to save the life of the mother. The Oklahoma Senate passed the bill yesterday 33-12.
SB 1552 was authored by Sen. Nathan Dahm. Yet this legislation was initiated by a local pastor, Paul Blair, with the support and guidance of Liberty Counsel. Mat Staver met with the Attorney General, Governor Fallin and members of the House and the Senate to discuss the proposed bill late last year. The governor approved the bill and gave her assurance she was behind it…
When I asked the state election board for information on Libertarian Party registration (see my post this morning), I also asked to if they tracked how many voters switched from one party to another. They were kind enough to send me that as w…
Legislative sessions in Oklahoma are usually rife with contention, last-minute budget deals and unconventional bills and this year has certainly been no exception. With this year’s budget still being a huge question mark, cuts are already happening and many departments have already begun trimming staff. Medicaid, the earned income tax credit and education funding are issues making the news, along with non-budgetary items including abortions and school restrooms. Yes, restrooms.
Put it all together with a few other things and it’s apparently enough that some have labeled Oklahoma a ‘backwards’ state. A national laughingstock. An embarrassment. I have probably seen more negative articles and comments about Oklahoma and our legislature this year than any other.
Is any of it justified? Is Oklahoma really a ‘backwards’ state?
Originally posted: May 2, 2016 by Jamison Faught in Muskogee Politico
With the re-birth of the Oklahoma Libertarian Party, I’ve worked up a new voter registration map.(click to view larger)After the Oklahoma Libertarian Party was officially recognized on March 21st and before the March 31st voter registration cutoff…
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This one was originally posted: April 19, 2016 by Jamison Faught in Muskogee Politico
I finally got the information from the state election board for the March 1st presidential primary, so here are some more Election Results Maps. It was a bit of a challenge, as their software could break the Democratic primary results down by-party/by-…
Look like the days of Oklahoma governors vetoing pro-life bills didn’t end when Brad Henry left office:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2016
Governor Mary Fallin Vetoes Unconstitutional Anti-Abortion Bill
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin, who has a long history of championing and signing pro-life and pro-family legislation, today vetoed a measure that would have banned abortion in the state because the bill was vague and would not withstand a criminal constitutional legal challenge.
Fallin is the most pro-life governor in the nation. She has signed 18 bills supporting pro-life values and protecting the health and lives of mothers and their unborn children.
Senate Bill 1552 would have made it a felony for physicians to perform abortions. It also contained a provision to revoke their medical licenses unless the abortion was necessary to save the life of the mother.
“The bill is so ambiguous and so vague that doctors cannot be certain what medical circumstances would be considered ‘necessary to preserve the life of the mother,’” Fallin said.
“The absence of any definition, analysis or medical standard renders this exception vague, indefinite and vulnerable to subjective interpretation and application,” she wrote in her veto message.
“While I consistently have and continue to support a re-examination of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, this legislation cannot accomplish that re-examination,” Fallin wrote. “In fact, the most direct path to a re-examination of the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade is the appointment of a conservative, pro-life justice to the United States Supreme Court.”