The Oklahoma difference from representation by Left or Right in Congress is shown in the current battle for Oklahoma’s 5th District. Democrat Kendra Horn is now challenged by State Senator Stephanie Bice, Republican, in a race pivoting on the energy industry.
In a media release, Bice wrote: “Last week, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives took direct aim at the domestic energy industry, one of Oklahoma’s most important industries, by banning new offshore oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and the ANWR Coastal Plain. 5th District Rep. Kendra Horn supported all three measures.
It was the quote that went from the 2018 Tulsa State Fair to a national morning show and most appropriate to consider on Constitution Day in the USA. There is no right in America NOT to be offended and, further, anytime words are forbidden in the discussion of ideas – freedom fails for all.
While America obsessed over the alleged suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, the 74th anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagaski atomic bombings on Aug. 6 and 9 passed relatively little noticed — despite Russian testing, this past Aug. 8, of a nuclear super-weapon aimed at our future.
“Baby shots” used to be a boring subject taken for granted. As the number of vaccines grew from seven in the 1980s to 16 requiring 70 doses now, most parents obediently brought their children to the doctor when shots were “due.” The compliance rate was more than 90 percent. Parents who objected for one reason or another just got an exemption from school-attendance mandates and kept quiet. Every state had a medical exemption, most had a religious exemption, and many had easily obtained philosophical or personal-belief exemptions.
Now that states are repealing exemptions, parents are descending on state capitals en masse, many with severely injured children in tow. Thousands rallied outside an Albany courthouse as a lawsuit challenging an end to religious exemptions was heard.
Attorney General Mike Hunter Thursday issued a consumer alert and sent cease and desist letters to The Preserve Group, LLC. and the MeToo Kits Company to inform the companies they are in violation of Oklahoma’s consumer protection laws for using misleading statements when attempting to market sexual assault evidence kits for at-home use in the state.