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 »
For some reason I cannot comment on my own posts anymore. I am logged in the site and I’m reading comments on my own posts and I’m getting the following error message: You do not have permission to post on this thread I’m not sure what is going on and I have tried to contact RedState.com via e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter to determine what the | 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 »
U.S. House Violates U.S. Constitution…Again
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to violate the U.S. Constitution once again. They voted to pass a law that undermines the Fourth Amendment. The vote I am referring to is the passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). It passed 288-127 and now goes to the U.S. Senate. This law allows the U.S. government to retrieve personal data from | Read More »
UN Arms Trade Treaty
Remember before November when President Obama said he was opposed to the UN Arms Trade Treaty? In a not so surprising turn of events, he changed his mind after he was re-elected. Not only that but his decision to appoint former Senator John Kerry as his Secretary of State solidifies that fact since Kerry has long been known to be a proponent of that treaty. | Read More »
The Revolution Begins Today
Activists will converge near the U.S. Capitol today to hear various speakers talk about the New Fair Deal, a bold new package of legislation co-written by several U.S. Representatives and promoted by the Freedom Works organization. Freedom Works is a conservative, non-profit group based in Washington, DC that trains and educates grassroots political activists. They are advocates for individual liberty and limited government. The legislation | 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 »
Gosnell Media Blackout?
Why has mainstream media not reported the atrocities that have been committed by Dr. Kermit Gosnell? Does the media just not care about hundreds of dead babies? Dr. Kermit Gosnell is currently on trial for 7 counts of first degree murder. He is a doctor that runs 2 abortion clinics in the Philadelphia, PA area. He is on trial for killing newborn babies that were | 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 »
America: The Welfare State
The United States has a big problem. The rise of the welfare state has driven this country into the ground. America as we know it is going bankrupt. The main cause of this bankruptcy will be the fact that we have allowed ourselves to turn into a welfare state. The government has failed in providing only its core functions by trying to become something it | Read More »
Voter Apathy in Oklahoma
Only 49.6% of OK voters voted in 2012. OK ranked 49th in the nation for voter attendance beating West Virginia and Hawaii. How sad is that? Oklahoma is one of the most conservative, if not THE MOST conservative, state in the nation. But what does all of that matter if nobody bothers to show up to vote, especially on a GENERAL ELECTION?!? I guess most | Read More »