When Democrats regained Oklahoma's 1st district congressional seat, in 1972; they took steps to solidify their hold on the office. Page Belcher has served the Tulsa metro area for 20 years, but Jim Jones wrestled control and had sights on even higher office.
When the Oklahoma legislature of 1981 began their business, drawing up new district maps was in order. The 10 year district lines would greatly help Democrats retain 5 of the 6 seats in the state's delegation to the US House of Representatives.
To the east, Democrats held a strangle-hold of District 2. Jones and others liked the idea of carving south Tulsa out of District 1 and putting the ultra-Republican area of Tulsa County, and into the same district as Muskogee & Tahlequah.
Some say it's rather suspicious that Democrat-appointed judges would step in coincidentally when Republicans finally get in position to draw district maps. In all the years that Democrats abused gerrymandering powers, very little was printed in state newspapers about the bizarre district lines.
When children identify less with their parents, and seek the emotional support of some outside figure, the results can be very unpredictable. Sometimes it's lethal.
Fifteen years ago, a prominent Tulsa prep school had a devastating sex scandal. The church who ran the school didn't handle it correctly. The school & church diminished since then. The school is completely closed now. the Church is desperate to sell all their campus and find a chaeper place to gather the much smaller congregation.
We often assume that male heterosexuals are the most likely perpetrators of sexual molestations. This prejudice can be as harmful as blind trust. The reality is that any person with special access to children, can also be harmful or helpful. So vigilance and honest family communication is essential to parenting in this culture.
This week, while visiting with family over the holidays, I read a sad story of another homosexual sex ring that a gay couple had developed in Minnesota. One boy's mental health crisis led to the exposure of a school teacher who drugged boys and let his gay lover join him in sexual exploits of the boys.
The two gay men fled when police closed in. they committed suicide while on the run, in rural Washington state. Some claimed that the denial of the "right" to homosexual marriage is the cause of sexual violence. That if a homosexual could find the stability of a monogamous institution of marriage, they would no longer see this level of homosexual molestation. We are still waiting for that 'reality' to be established.
Here's a snippit from the story that ran in the Minneapolis StarTribune, on December 29th. Breitbart news is also covering the matter.
Oklahoma Second Amendment Association has worked hard for the rights of country dwellers to be left alone. But game wardens routinely acost anyone at a privately owned firing range. People are commonly forced to fight off allegations of "hunting without a license" just for carrying a rifle outside their farm house. If a rancher sights in his scope behind the barn, he can face asset forfeiture, fines, and even worse. The warden can even call in additional law enforcement to challenge other various posession charges.
Former candidate for governor, Joe Dorman, and State Rep. Eric Proctor, were guests on the Pat Campbell radio show, Friday morning. What shocks many Oklahoma voters is the message of fiscal conservatism coming from these Democrats.
Tulsa Democrat, Eric Proctor, has signaled his continued fight against new tax increases targeted to impact low & middle income Oklahomans. He posted the following message on his social media acct.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Mike Ritze today joined the call for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister, R-Tulsa, to resign following the filing of felony charges against her.
“It is evident that the superintendent cannot represent the best interests of the children of Oklahoma or the employees in our state public schools while preparing to fight felony charges which accuse her of knowingly committing fraud during her campaign for public office,” said Ritze, R-Broken Arrow.
Hofmeister and four others were charged Nov. 3 in Oklahoma District Court with four felony counts that included knowingly accepting campaign contributions in excess of the maximum amount allowed by law, working together to channel the money through a dark money group and conspiracy to commit a felony.
The others charged alongside Hofmeister were people who worked on her campaign and former officials of the Cooperative Council of Oklahoma School Administration and the Oklahoma Education Association teacher’s union.
Ritze said his call for Hofmeister to step down is not an attempt to try her case outside of court; it’s instead what he considers in the best interest of the state of Oklahoma and the schools the superintendent represents.
“The evidence already collected and released to the public as part of these felony counts show a willingness to operate outside of the scope of law,” Ritze said. “It is my duty as a legislator to ask that someone in charge of a large state agency, with access to billions of taxpayer dollars, is held responsible to the highest level.”
State Rep. Mike Ritze