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Fall 2016 Letters to Editor

By: Constitution Staff

Too Much Anonymous

One of the things that serves to “get my goat” is the tendency of so many people and companies to make contact under “anonymous” representations. Numerous calls have come into my telephone caller ID with only “anonymous” all the way to a totally false location and telephone number. In fact, there were a couple of times earlier this year when the ID showed an incoming call to be from my name and telephone number. Before that a lady friend from church had experienced the same thing more times on her telephone. It has become my policy to not answer any call that does not show someone it is my desire to speak to, or that I personally know or have done previous business with. Let the machine or FAX answer it!

In recent elections it seems that more and more of the candidates choose to not disclose their party affiliation in their advertizing. This appears to be most prevalent with those candidates running as Democrats. Fortunately, our ballots do show the party affiliation. It seems obvious that the sole purpose is to mislead the hoped for voters in order to keep them from knowing the truth about what the candidate stands for. In the current local election here in Oklahoma, the OEA (Oklahoma Education Association or teacher’s union) has successful induced a number, more than 30, of their more “tax and spend” members to run for offices in the Legislature.

My own State Senator, Nathan Dahm, completing his first term has drawn just such an opponent. The few signs for that candidate seen by me have no mention of any party affiliation, and even seem to be designed more to appear to be like signs for Republican candidates. Meanwhile her supporters in and out of media are issuing editorials and letters with truly vicious, and blatantly untrue, accusations and descriptions of him and his record in the Senate. The facts are that Senator Dahm seems to be the only member that insists on reading EVERY bill to come before that house before he will vote on it and can boast of a 100% conservative voting record (Oklahoma Conservative Index).

Hopefully this habit has served to cause the staff and members to get bills distributed in time to be read before calling for the vote. This is how a legislative body should be operated. Congress, are you listening? Remember that the ACA (ObamaCare) was pushed through in a late night vote when Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, was the Speaker. She stated publicly “We have to pass it so we will know what is in it.” There is too much of this sort of subterfuge going on in most, if not all, of the legislative bodies in the nation!!

Incidentally, it was the same Nathan Dahm that readily accepted a “dare” email from former talk show host Piers Morgan to appear on his national TV show. This was after Senator Dahm had titled his open carry bill “The Piers Morgan Second Amendment Protection Act” since Mr. Morgan has been a most vocal “gun confiscation” advocate. Rather than agree to a “remote” appearance from a station in Tulsa, he insisted on going to New York, at his own expense, to meet Morgan in person. Being his usual well prepared person, he successfully managed to get Morgan so mad the he walked out of his own show. The result is that Morgan is no longer on any of the TV network airways in the USA!!.

Anyone who refuses to disclose their true philosophy does not deserve, or will not get, my vote. Unfortunately, we have far too many of that type individual holding elective office to the detriment and continual decline of our REPUBLIC and individual States. Of course, much of the blame for this problem must lie with the totally partisan national media. As retired talk show host Neil Boortz often said: “Do not believe anything you hear on this

show, or anywhere else, unless you can confirm it with two other reliable sources.”

Robert W. McDowell, Jr.

Broken Arrow, OK

Right to Farm a Trojan Horse

Our legislators must think that every Oklahoma Farmer and rancher is too stupid to read and understand English; there is currently a bill for a constitutional amendment guaranteeing Oklahoma farmers and ranchers the “Right to Farm” and ranch. But the bill “HJR 1012” that went through our state capitol has some very poor language in it.

Our elected officials can lie all they want, but the language in this bill is meant to create a loophole to allow the Non-Government Organizations connected to the UN Agenda 21 plan like the HSUS and their sister organization the ASPCA to use the legislative petition process to attack our Oklahoma farming and ranching industries.

Oklahoma’s Right to Farm Act “SQ 777” carries hidden language to create a loop hole for HSUS and their minions to continue attacking our animal related industries. Oklahoma is a legislative petition state and the HSUS uses legislative petitions combined with emotionally based propaganda to manipulate the misguided urban (majority) voters to destroy rural farmers and ranchers (minority) exactly as they have done with Gestation crates for pigs laws in Florida, California, Oregon and Maine destroying the small swine producers in these states and the egg battery cages law in California that has forced the cost of eggs up over 300% to $3.16 a dozen and has destroyed the small poultry farms in CA.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been investigating the HSUS and has issued a fraud alert regarding the Non-Government Organization, stating that “the purpose of the HSUS is to attack and destroy the farming, ranching and animal related industries.” I agree, if one looks a little deeper they will find the HSUS is tied directly to instituting the UN Agenda 21 plan meant to destroy America and to move animals above human lives.

The goal of the HSUS is to use animals as an excuse to destroy property rights, “imprison farmers and ranchers” and “force farmers and ranchers from the soil” as Reagan warned of in 1964 in his “A Time for Choosing” speech before the plan was ever referred to as “agenda 21”.

The current flawed language reads “the right of citizens and lawful residents of Oklahoma to engage in farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in the state. The legislature shall pass no law which abridges the right of citizens and lawful residents of Oklahoma to employ agricultural technology and livestock production and ranching practices without a compelling state interest.”

By specifically stating “the legislature shall pass no law” our elected officials have sold out every farmer and rancher in Oklahoma as they leave open the false ideology that the urban majority can vote in policies dictating farming and ranching practices of rural Oklahomans.

The flaws in the current language of the bill specifically stating: “The Legislature shall pass no law which abridges the right of farmers and ranchers to employ agricultural technology and livestock production and ranching practices without a compelling state interest. Nothing in this section shall be construed to modify any provision of common law or statutes relating to trespass, eminent domain, or any other property rights” that our legislators are sponsoring is a Trojan Horse that does not protect our rights as they are saying this bill will do.

U.S. Army ret SFC , B.L. Cozad Jr,

Indiahoma, OK

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