I had the honor of being invited to the October meeting of Liberty On Tap, in Tulsa, this evening. I wish I didn't have to join them late(I had a board meeting for NAMI Tulsa).
Joanna Francisco and Lisa Bowman kept the lively discussions moving and they were discussing the "Blaine Amendment"(790) when I got there. I jumped right in but ended up on the minority side.
Then Joanna asked that we return to the "Right To Farm" (777) because she wanted me to present my perspective. I was brief and had no Idea that hired guns were waiting to respond.
Bud Scott is an OKC attorney and lobbyist who is working on behalf of the anti 777 effort. Wow, he's good.
I mentioned that the TV ads were ridiculous scare tactics exploiting class warfare and nativism. He admitted it and said; "Because that's what our focus group indicated as the most powerful and effective message."
The group had around 15 participants. I think several women had another event, tonight; because somehow this meeting had mostly fellas.
The group voted down almost every state question; however they did support 780, 781, and 792. So I quipped at the end; "So if it's booze or drugs, you like it. Otherwise, it's 'NO!'."
A few chuckles ensued and one fella replied; "Yeah, I guess that's true?"