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  There is a significant amount of debate about the OKGOP changing their platform from 25 pages, to a page & a half.

On Wednesday night State Chairman Pam Pollard hosted a conference call for those who had question about the process of producing the 2016 state platform committee report, and how the convention will conduct business regarding the platform and other issues.

​  The Convention Platform Committee was comprised in large part by Republicans from the OKC metro area. Only 21 people were present at the meeting. this committee is usually about 3 times as large. 

  Pollard is to be commended for accommodating this conference and we do expect there to be a number of people proposing a host of actions.


Here are the options being discussed:

  1. Adopt the new document as submitted by the Convention Platform Committee.
  2. Hear a Minority Report from a portion of the Platform Committee who will recommend a different platform, or propose convening a new platform committee, which would present a platform to the State Committee at a later date. If the Minority Report is not adopted, there will be parliamentary action on the Platform Committee Report.
  3. The proposed platform could then be subject to many amendments, attempts to table or a final vote to approve. If the platform is not adopted by the delegates,
  4. We will agree to leave the Current (2015) Platform in place as our most recent statement, until we start the whole process all over again next Winter..

Here is the current platform, adopted in April of 2015:

Read more via Sooner Politics

[OKGrassroots Editorial Comment – What difference does it make to put ‘a platform’ in print if you don’t have any intention of following it and will blatantly give money and support to candidates who ignore the document? Is this document a matter of the heart or simply words on paper with no commitment to the intent?]

Vote Richard Engle for Republican National Committeeman – on Saturday May 14th

I whole heartedly endorse Richard Engle for National Committeeman. He will stick to grassroots limited government principles for all of us!
Praying for wisdom for all.

For Life and Liberty,
Sandra Crosnoe (a precinct chair from Washington County)

Here is an email with more information on the race just received:

More information on the OKGOP state convention here >>>

 
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Wisconsin:  Paul Ryan Gets Primaried by Paul Nehlen - Here Comes the Teaparty!

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen said of Ryan on Saturday, “He has betrayed us all, hasn’t he? He says he’s for a secure border. Then what’s he do? He funds every dangerous immigration policy through this $1.8 trillion omnibus. What he funded was all his special interest buddies.”

Nehlen’s comments came during an exclusive interview Saturday with Breitbart News Saturday SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon. Nehlen pointed out again that 83 percent of Ryan’s camapign donations come from D.C., not his home district: “The vast majority comes in the form of large campaign donations from inside the D.C. Beltway. … He sold his vote. He sold his vote. The same people that are donating to his campaign want these open border initiatives. This isn’t a Free Trade deal.”

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Source post with video interview with Sarah Palin on topic

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.

Read more via Jason Murphey’s Blog

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Gary Jones Wins Award From 1st Amendment Group

Gary Jones has become a hero of liberty groups from both left & right.    FOI Oklahoma selected 3 recipients to honor for their work to bring transparency to government, in Oklahoma. Republican State Auditor & Inspector, Gary Jones, was among them.
  FOI Oklahoma presents its awards for individuals and organizations playing a pivotal role in promoting openness in government, as well as the award no government official should want to receive — the Black Hole Award.

We Spend Millions on Prisons But a Pittance for Mental Health

As the old Fram oil filter commercial goes, “You can pay me now, or you can pay me later.” That, my friends, is the scenario we find ourselves in with the mental health issue in Oklahoma.

  This issue is not as sexy as, say, the Presidential race, but it is one that needs to be addressed. I have heard some at the State Capitol question whether one of government’s core functions is to even screen and treat Oklahomans who are afflicted with some type of mental illness.
  Remember: It has been widely reported that 23-25% of all Oklahomans have some type of treatable mental illness. Our Corrections Department has long been the main filtering device for far too many mental health cases. Our prison’s populations have more than 50% on psychogenic drugs. Only in Oklahoma would we lose a statewide elected official, Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, to a mental health murder by his own child – and then casually kick 73,000 people off the mental health rolls in the same 12-month period, and with very little public outcry.