Category Archives: Tulsa Speaks

No Safe Spaces

The First Amendment and the very idea of free speech are under attack in America today. A growing number of Americans don’t believe you have the right to speak your mind if what you have to say might offend someone, somewhere. They advocate for “safe spaces” in which people won’t be offended by ideas they may find troubling. But is that what America is about?

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Tulsa battles history in mistaken honor

Tulsa’s Leftist mayor and City Council with help from the daily newspaper continues a war on history and fact in today’s coverage of Native American Day yesterday – you remember the day, the national holiday; Columbus Day.

Granted some just hate Italian-Americans or Catholics and some in history like Karl Marx provide foundation for those like Howard Zinn “lamenting Columbus’s discovery of America as the birth of capitalism.” (A People’s History of the United States, New York: Harper 2017)

Quickly understand that a Native American Day in Tulsa is a fabulous idea, but it doesn’t have to happen on a national holiday dedicated to an American Hero.

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No right NOT to be offended

It was my 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.

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Political games do not improve health care

Now the political season where divisiveness rules the day, the bevy of President wannabes’ interest in maternal health is suspect. After all, none of them have joined the many maternal health advocates who praised the President for signing into law the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act which gives grants to the states to help identify the causes of maternal mortality.

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