Bill Shappard & His SoonerPoll Research Associates just released the findings of their Summer 2019 Public Opinion Poll. The large database of indicators spans many subjects; from Donald Trump To the minimum age for smoking tobacco.
We're focusing on 4 particular health-related questions in the SoonerPoll which show a strong sense that average Oklahomans are eager to make laws to control the health decisions of their fellow citizens.
Oklahomans want the state to begin providing free healthcare for people making incomes up to 33% higher than the federal poverty rate. Medicaid is a federal program which pays much of the cost for unlimited access to a vast network of health services, including free prescriptions. The state would pay the remaining portion for the enrolled individuals, whether or not the federal govt decides to continue the program and the current rate of funding.
Oklahoma's Medicaid program is currently providing for disabled Oklahomans, most children (under the CHIP program) & the very poor among us. There is essentially no co-pay, premium, or out-of-pocket deductible.
The protest is based on the gist of the petition is blatantly false. With these misleading and false claims, signature seekers are collecting signatures on false pretenses that misrepresent HB2597 passed by the legislature and signed into law by the governor.
The claim that a person can carry a firearm on a college campus is blatantly false, inaccurate, misleading, deceitful, inflammatory.
Here is a video recorded yesterday proving our statements conducted by Don Spencer, president of the OK2A. https://youtu.be/4RnhRNBVf8k
Council for the protest is Kevin Calvey and Robert Robles.
Davis did release a statement tonight. He said there are aspects of his arrest he wants to address in court, but acknowledges the mere appearance of impropriety is "unacceptable". He apologized for putting himself in the position.
“I am embarrassed by this situation and deeply sorry to my family, community and colleagues," Davis stated. "My role as a legislator carries the responsibly to lead by example, and in this case I should have done better in that regard.
"I will ensure this does not happen again while working through the due process of the justice system.”
Our lawmakers come from all backgrounds, all family traditions and all cultures. They struggle like the rest of us and they feel pain like the rest of us. Yet is our job as the electorate, to select those who can best devote themselves to leading us in both policy decisions and personal example.
We believe in redemption and we believe in praying for those who serve us. As Rep. Davis demonstrates the needed corrective measures in his life, it will be his constituents who must decide if he is fit to bear their trust. I personally hope and pray that Dean Davis steps up and does so, humbly. For God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.
It finally happened.. an Oklahoma sheriff called & said; 'come get your marijuana'.