Time to End Farmers Welfare
Farm subsidies, or agriculture subsidies, are subsidies paid to farms and agricultural businesses to supplement their income, manage the supply of agricultural commodities such as wheat, rice, milk, sugar, soybeans, and influence their cost & supply. The U.S. pays $20 billion/year in direct subsidies as “farmers’ welfare” based on a farm bill that dates back to the Great Depression-era. Many recipients of this “farmers’ welfare” | Read More »
No Problem With Immigration
The debate on immigration reform has been getting a lot of press lately due to the bi-partisan immigration reform bill presented by the “Gang of 8″ in the U.S. Senate. Members of this “Gang of 8″ include Sen. Marco Rubio (R), Sen. John McCain (R), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), Sen. Jeff Flake (R), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D), Sen. Robert Menendez (D), Sen. Michael Bennet (D), | Read More »
Oklahoma Set to Spend…More?!?
Forgive me if I’m wrong but isn’t one of the tenets of being a conservative the idea of reducing government spending? If that is the case, we must not have real conservatives in the Oklahoma Legislature because according to their recent budget proposal, government spending is set to INCREASE BY $250 MILLION!!! And whats even worse than that is that House Democrats feel that the | Read More »
Gov. Fallin Pandering to OK State Chamber…Again
Gov. Mary Fallin is bound and determined to get Obamacare implemented in some way, shape or form in Oklahoma and the introduction of a new Senate bill regarding Medicaid expansion is her latest ploy. Although the people of Oklahoma have told her time and time again that they do not want Obamacare in Oklahoma, the threat of the withholding of campaign funds from the State | Read More »
Corporate Welfare Rears Its Ugly Head Again
The citizens of Oklahoma dodged a bullet yesterday during a vote in the State House regarding corporate tax credits. The bill, which would have created the Oklahoma Affordable Housing Act, narrowly failed a House vote 39-40. After the vote, however, there was a motion to reconsider that passed 52-20. The legislation was authored by Senators Bryce Marlatt and Representative Mike Jackson and it intended to | Read More »
Foreign Law Bill Signed by Governor Fallin
In 2010, Oklahoma voters approved a state question to ban Sharia Law from being implemented in the state. That law was deemed unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court because it singled out Sharia law. House Bill 1060, which is essentially the same law but leaves out the language that singles out Sharia law, was recently signed into law by Governor Fallin. It was passed by | Read More »
Lincoln the Great
This is an article I posted on my own website last month. On a website such as Red State, I am certain to get some negative feedback from it but here it is. Was Lincoln as good a President as everyone seems to think he was? Sure he freed the slaves and all that but does that one achievement really make him one of the | Read More »
Congress Charged With Treason!
Okay, not really. But they need to be! The U.S. Senate has committed treason against the people of the United States. They have committed an act so vial that one dare not call it anything else. What have they done you ask? They have perpetrated a violation against the very U.S. Constitution itself. The Constitution. You know, that thing that each member of Congress has | Read More »
The Failure of the War on Drugs
This was originally published on in June 2008. This is an expanded version of the Sounding Off segment I did on the War on Drugs. The War on Drugs is a complete and utter failure. Personally, I think everyone should be allowed to use drugs, either for medical or recreational purposes as long as they are held responsible for the consequences of their actions. That | Read More »
Should There Be a Federal Right-to-Work Law?
I just got off the phone with Congressman Lankford’s office to discuss a topic I asked him about last year. That topic was the idea of federal right-to-work legislation. Last session, there was a right-to-work bill, S. 504, that was co-sponsored by Senator Coburn. From what I understand, that bill died in committee. According to that bill, if it would have passed, it would have | Read More »