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May 30, 2009

OK-SAFE Action Forum Tuesday June 2, 2009

Filed under: Education — oksafeinc @ 5:46 am

Make plans to attend the next OK-SAFE Action Forum –  the monthly meeting that is more than just talk.

This month’s topic will be a review of the just-finished Oklahoma Legislative session – which bills passed and which ones should not have passed, plus a discussion of who the real influence is in the Capitol.

The OK-SAFE Action Forum meeting is the first Tuesday of every month, 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm.  Check the OK-SAFE website for the address of the new meeting location in Broken Arrow, OK.   (The Hardesty Library changed their policies this year and we can no longer meet at the library every month.)

 See you Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 6:45 pm.  Coffee and water will be available.

CA Couple told home Bible study needs permit

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , — oksafeinc @ 5:22 am

Fox News reported this week that a San Diego couple would need a permit from the city in order to conduct a home bible study.

“Pastor David Jones and his wife Mary have been told that they cannot invite friends to their San Diego home for a Bible study – unless they are willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars to San Diego County.”

county official asked several pointed questions about the meetings, including asking the wife if they pray and do they say amen?  She said yes, of course they do.

Supposedly the county’s line of questioning was to determine what was taking place on their property in order to determine which ‘land use’ code to enforce.

According to the reports, Pastor Jones and his wife have been having Tuesday night dinners and Bible studies with about 15 people for the last 5 years; it wasn’t until this past week that a neighbor complained about the parking in the cul-de-sac .

The real issue here is what a homeowner can do with his own property and how one exercises freedom of association. 

It would be a very bad sign if the county was actually trying to enforce a code to prevent home Bible study…that would be cause for serious concern.

In the meantime, invite all your friends and neighbors over for dinner and home Bible study.  And be sure to pray and say Amen, Brother!

Maybe you should invite your cranky neighbors and county code enforcement, too.  They need it.

May 14, 2009

OK Rescinds All Calls for a Con/Con!

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , , , , — oksafeinc @ 2:44 pm

Governor Brad Henry this week signed SJR 11, the bill rescinding all applications to the U.S. Congress for a  constitutional convention (or Con/Con).  SJR 11 was authored by Sen. Randy Brogdon and Rep. John Wright.

According to research done by OK-SAFE, since statehood Oklahoma has passed 10 resolutions calling to amend the U.S. Constitution, with two of those actually calling for Constitutional Convention  for the U.S. Constitution.

  1. 1976 –  HJR 1049 reads:

“A joint resolution concerning the budget of the United States; the purpose of requesting appropriate action by the Congress, either acting by consent of two-thirds of both Houses or, upon application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, calling a Constitutional Convention to propose an amendemtn to the Federal Constitution to require, with certain exceptions, that the total of all federal appropriations may not exceed the total of estimated federal revenues in any fiscal year.”

     2.   1980 –  HJR 1045 reads:

“A joint resolution concerning the federal judiciary; applying for a Constitutional Convention to amend the constitution of the United States to provide for state removal of Federal Judges; encouraging other states to take similar actions; making application permanent; and directing distribution… Section 3 Nature and duration application – This application shall constitute a continuing application for a Constitutional Convention, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States.  This application shall remain effective until the Legislatures of two-thirds (2/3) of the states shall have made like applications, which are unrescinded, and a Constitutional Convention shall have been called by the Congress of the United States.”

Reports vary on how many states have viable calls for a Con/Con. Some state 32 of the required 34 (2/3 of the states) have active calls, and other reports indicate 10 of those states have rescinded their calls.

Whichever is accurate, Oklahoma is now officially in the latter group.  Good for us all.

For more information on Oklahoma Legislation see www.ok-safe.com

Reminder:  Register Now for the Freedom 21 Conference; early Bird rates apply until June 15, 2009!  Conference dates are August 13-15, 2009 in Midwest City, OK.

10th Amendment Bill Passes OK Senate!

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , , , , — oksafeinc @ 6:03 am

HCR 1028, Oklahoma’s state’s rights bill, declaring sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the United States, passed the Oklahoma Senate today (Wednesday, May 13, 2009).  The bill authors are Rep. Charles Key and Senator Randy Brogdon.

Passed unanimously by voice vote, HCR 1028 does not have to go the Governor for signing.  Prior attempts to pass a 10th Amendment bill failed until this year when both the OK House and the Senate passed HJR 1003 (the original bill number).  HJR 1003 was vetoed by Governor Brad Henry on April 24, 2009.

Other News:

The OK Senate today voted to expand the reasons to collect DNA to include conviction of misdemeanor crimes. 

SB 1102, by Nichols of the Senate and Terrill of the House, is a big-government, DNA-grabbing bill named “Juli’s Law” after a murder case from 1996.  The bill passed 37-8 with little discussion.

The 37 YEA votes include one legislator who voted against the bill before he voted for the bill. (Why does that sound familiar? Flip-flop.)

Although the people objected to this bill, the legislators decided to work for the “law enforcement” lobbyists – more laws, more loss of freedoms…..

May 12, 2009

10 Amendment Vote Tuesday!

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , , — oksafeinc @ 4:20 am

Oklahoma’s HCR 1028 is scheduled to be voted on in the OK Senate on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. 

Call the Oklahoma Senate at 1 -800-865-6490 or 1-405-524-0126 and ask your Senator to vote YES on state’s rights.

Note: House Concurrent Resolutions (HCRs) do not have to go to the Governor for signing Governor Brad Henry will have to save his notorious veto pen for another day.

Freedom 21 Conference

Check out the OK-SAFE website at www.ok-safe.com and sign up for our Newsletters and Action Alerts to stay informed on the OK legislature and the upcoming Freedom 21 Conference.

Scheduled for August 13-15, 2009 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City, OK (Oklahoma City), the Freedom 21 Conference is the one event which explains the truth about sustainable development, the Real ID, the climate change agenda, and much, much more. 

See www.freedom21.org for registration information.

May 7, 2009

Family Day at the Capitol May 7, 2009

Join OK-SAFE and other great family-friendly Oklahoma organizations at the Capitol building Thursday, May 7, 2009 from 9am to 2pm.

This event, sponsored by the Oklahoma Family Policy Council,  coincides with the National Day of Prayer – if ever our country needed prayer, it is now.

Also, a reminder about the 10th Annual Freedom 21 Conference: 

Entitled “The Growing American Tyranny and What to do About It,” this conference will be held in Midwest City, Oklahoma,  August 13 – 15, 2009, at the Reed Conference Center, in the Sheraton Midwest.

Freedom 21 is the premier conference exposing the truth about the political agenda called sustainable development, the Real ID, health freedom issues and more.  A few of this year’s speakers will include Chuck Baldwin, Marc Morano, Rep. Charles Key (OK), Rep. Sam Rohrer (PA), Former Sen. Karen Johnson (AZ), Sen. Randy Brogdon (OK), and many more. 

More information available at www.freedom21.org .  Early Bird registration ends June 15, 2009.  Register today!

May 5, 2009

10th Amendment Bill Alive in OK!

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , , , , — oksafeinc @ 3:41 am

Oklahoma’s 10th Amendment Legislation, HJR 1003, by Key of the House and Brogdon of the Senate, passed both chambers this session but was vetoed by Gov. Brad Henry on April 24, 2009. 

Never fear!  The bill is back as HCR 1028 and just passed the OK House today.   This bill will not have to go past the governor for final passage.

Please call your OK Senator and ask them to vote YES on HCR 1028 and take a stand for state’s rights.  OK Senate toll free number is: 1-800-865-6490.

Visit the OK-SAFE website for more information on 10th Amendment legislation, Fusion Centers, Real ID, Sustainable Development, and more.

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