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Breaking down the Numbers of the Conservative Index

The Oklahoma Constitution Newspaper has released their 2015 Conservative Index scores. All members of the 2015 legislature were scored for their votes on 10 key pieces of legislation which were selected by a conservative grassroots group(Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee). The group has partnered with The publication for many years, to select the bills so as to monitor action on a broad and balanced spectrum of conservative issues.
We will break down the numbers in several ways:

Canadian County Sheriff, Randall Edwards
  credit: Tim Farley, Red Dirt Report

  The Oath Keepers Summit in Mustang drew several veterans and liberty activists, this Sunday. The event had it’s share of conflicting messages and messengers. Here’s a snippet from Tim Farley, of the Red Dirt Report:

“People who were burning the American flag should have been thrown in jail,” 
 – Sheriff Randall Edwards

“Edwards, known for his opposition to a legislative proposal that would change Oklahoma’s civil asset forfeiture laws, apparently doesn’t believe in the First Amendment.

Sheriff & Senator Fight Over Seized Assets- And Both Are Claiming to Defend Constitutional Liberties

Update: Senator Kyle Loveless will also be speaking at the Oath Keepers Summit. This may be the first time that he and Sheriff Edwards share a stage.

Canadian County Sheriff Randall Edwards, and Oklahoma Senator
 Kyle Loveless battle over Civil Asset Forfeiture and who gets the loot.

  On Sunday, August 2nd, Oath Keepers is calling all Oklahoma military and veterans to a summit, in Mustang, OK. The stated purpose is to assert the veteran’s unexpired oath to defend the U.S. Constitution. Law enforcement personnel are also emphasized for their constitutional oath to defend constitutional rights.

 But the choice of speakers includes one controversial figure. Sheriff Randall Edwards of Canadian County is listed to speak, but his department has come under great criticism for his public defense of the federal ‘civil forfeiture’ policy.

Bridenstine Announces Ted Cruz Campaign Events in Oklahoma

Bridenstine and Cruz will team up At Oklahoma town hall events.

Bridenstine Named Oklahoma Chairman Of Cruz Campaign

  Senator Ted Cruz is planning an August 13th duet of Oklahoma Town Hall meetings with Congressman Jim Bridenstine, according to sources close to the congressman.
  The Texas senator recently appointed Congressman Bridenstine as the Oklahoma Campaign Chairman of his 2016 presidential bid. The two are deeply involved in promoting legislation to modernize the energy policy and are co-authoring initiatives.

Gov. Alfalfa Murray leads a militia to war, over a bridge on the Texas border

The Red River Bridge War and Our Current Transportation Battles

  Senator Jim Inhofe is, as I write, on the floor of the U.S. Senate to pitch his overhaul plan for the federal highway system. He just cited the U.S. Constitution and implied the fundamental role of congress in this area.
  Let’s talk about the federal role…

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Would Parents Be Cautious About Young Men As Girl Scout Leaders?

If your daughter was seeking a new Girl Scout troop in a new 
community, would you  trust her to cross-dressing young man?
  The Boy Scouts of America just announced an end to their national ban on openly homosexual men as troop leaders. Some local troops will retain their more traditional policy. Just a few years ago the BSA said they would certainly retain their prohibition of outed gay men, but decided to let troops have the option regarding boys and homosexuality.
  The pop culture is once again celebrating this “enlightened” development. They see no innate cause for concern regarding the co-ed atmosphere and steeped desires of teens; not to mention that of unrelated adults.

Endorsement:

  The voters of Oklahoma City’s House District 85 have had some significant choices on their ballots over the decades.
  But the July 14 choice is no less important than any previous one. There are a couple candidates garnering broad support and the distinction between those two is very telling.  One has spent much of his young life in corporate board rooms and perhaps his fair share of fairways. He talks the language of the chamber.
27 years of firefighting service in the Metro OKC area

  The other has spent his longer life in community service, You don’t have to wonder if he understands the term ‘public servant’. He’s been a military veteran, a firefighter for 27 years, and one of our heroes at the Murrah Building.

  Ralph Crawford understands people and their need for a responsive, yet limited government.  He put his life on the line every day that he woke up and put on his uniform. His duties often took him away from his beloved family for days and sometimes months.

Oklahoma Politics Becoming Musical Chairs

Term Limits throws a wrench in career plans for politicians

  We are entering the phase of the electoral cycle where the political king-makers and proverbial ‘smoke-filled rooms’ get very active. No ad buys yet, not even a single candidacy announcement. But make no mistake, most of the successful campaigns start during these quiet ‘out-years’. The 2016 campaigns will be about the presidency and representatives. Then we move on to a big shuffle.