Tearing Down Monuments

“Tearing down historic monuments because of supposed principles has led to unnecessary and destructive civil unrest. Interestingly, news accounts show that the two groups leading this purge of American history are hate-filled, Hitleresque white supremacists (who if they had their way would begin oppressing people groups they don’t like) and the Stalinist “Antifa” (who agitate to promote their communist beliefs). Even liberal lawyer Alan Dershowitz is against this attack on …

A Government That Lives Within its Means

I reject the idea that government has some “divine” claim on your money. I’m familiar with the saying “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.” I’m also familiar with the concept that our government derives its power from the consent of the governed. If the latter is true, why is everyone complaining about paying taxes and feeling overtaxed? Because we are overtaxed! According to the Tax Foundation, Oklahoma is ranked 6th …

Repent with Me

When Thomas Jefferson wrote these words in 1781, he was reflecting on the evils of human slavery and how his country (including himself) had failed to remove the practice of owning people as property from their midst. When I think of how our country (including the state of Oklahoma) has tolerated the practice of human abortion for over 43 years, I too, tremble at the thought of God’s Justice. It …

Victory for Oklahoma Taxpayers

Yesterday was a major victory for the hardworking and overburdened taxpayer in Oklahoma. The Supreme Court rightly ruled that a tax masquerading as a fee violated the Oklahoma Constitution. In the ruling, the court stated; “the people’s preference (is) that when revenues shrink, so too does their government.” I want to make myself clear. Massive overspending does not equate to a massive budget shortfall; it is irresponsible governance. I will …