Category Archives: Local

No apolitical classroom

A new Prager University video warns of what is happening in the Tulsa Public School System and many others. The introduction notes: “The three R’s – reading, writing, and arithmetic – have taken a back seat to a fourth. R. Max Eden, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, explains what that fourth R is, and why it’s so destructive.”

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OK ranked 2nd Best to start a farm

From both coasts, people are searching for property in Oklahoma both urban and rural for reasons ranging from social to health and diet as “locavores” (those who diet consists largely of locally grown food) interest and activity has soared and some organic producers limited.

LawnStarter, a leading outdoor services provider, compared the 50 states across 44 key metrics to rank the best states to start a farm or ranch including infrastructure, prevalence, environmental factors, cost, and potential returns of farming and ranching in each state. Released Tuesday, the report ranked Oklahoma second in the nation.

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Lawless lockdowns deserve disobedience

John Daniel Davidson writing for The Federalist is proposing an American uprising. Such resistance is happening worldwide.  He begins:

By now it should be obvious that elected state and local officials issuing COVID-19 lockdown and stay-at-home orders are just making things up as they go along.

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Expert is a four-letter word

The Earth is flat and the sun revolves around the Earth. Settled science.

Liberal icon Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes legitimized the science of eugenics when he ruled that the interest of “public welfare” outweighed the interest of individuals in their bodily integrity. Science intersects with public policy.        

Scientific journals have published at least 75,000 peer-reviewed papers since the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic started. Some studies had significant design flaws, and many results are contradictory. Nonetheless, experts have stolen our lives, stolen the smiles from children’s faces, and bullied a segment of the population into paralyzing fear. Why? Because someone, somewhere was “following the science.” Which science? Only the science that comports with a particular political agenda?

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Free to worship always

Editorial: The Supreme Court Wednesday struck down New York’s latest COVID-19 (China Virus) restrictions on religious gatherings in a 5-4 decision.

“Members of this Court are not public health experts, and we should respect the judgment of those with special expertise and responsibility in this area,” the majority opinion said. “But even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten. The restrictions at issue here, by effectively barring many from attending religious services, strike at the very heart of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty.”

Now the Tulsa City Council and our Pandemic Pandering Mayor Bynum may not believe in freedom or law, but at least at the top of the court system, by a very slim majority, freedom in America rules at this time.

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