Category Archives: Tulsa Speaks

‘Strategic Patience’ results in war

North Korea photo of their new thermonuclear bomb

Opinion: The entire world specifically including both Democrat and Republican U.S. Presidents have suffered the results of North Korea’s governing mental illness.

North Korea ballistic rockets can now reach America and Europe. They recently tested a thermonuclear weapon. They threaten an EMP that would, in a flash, end America’s electric grid and set daily life for our children back 100 years – before electricity, running water and modern food distribution. Does that work for you and your family?   Continue reading

Day of Prayer for victims of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey first made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Rockport, Texas, on the evening of August 25, 2017.

The storm has since devastated communities in both Texas and Louisiana, claiming many lives, inflicting countless injuries, destroying or damaging tens of thousands of homes, and causing billions of dollars in damage.     Continue reading

Ins and Outs of the Right to Protest

There was a time in this country, back when the British were running things, that if you spoke your mind and it ticked off the wrong people, you’d soon find yourself in jail for offending the king.

Reacting to this injustice, when it was time to write the Constitution, America’s founders argued for a Bill of Rights, of which the First Amendment protects the right to free speech. James Madison, the father of the Constitution, was very clear about the fact that he wrote the First Amendment to protect the minority against the majority.  Continue reading

Counter offer to Taliban in Tulsa

Opinion: There is a rise of the Taliban in Tulsa.

Yes, even in this most beautiful city in the heart of the most conservative state, some wish to hide history – change the name of Oklahoma’s oldest elementary school. They want a new war, but will receive relentless peaceful objection.  Continue reading

Martin Luther King condemned both sides

Martin Luther King Jr.

Whenever President Donald Trump — or any political leader — stands up to condemn all of the violence at a national tragedy such as Charlottesville, Va. regardless of the causes, political or otherwise, those calls should be embraced, lest the result be that some forms of political violence be justified — and perpetuated as a consequence.

That was what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached. He said, “Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love… Our aim must never be to defeat or humiliate the white man, but to win his friendship and understanding.”  Continue reading