The 2012 session of the Oklahoma legislature has begun where it left off in 2011, subverting the will of We the People. It seems the newly elected Republicans in the governor’s seat, and the state Senate and House either can’t read or don’t care what the citizens of the great State of Oklahoma have to say about Obamacare.
In November of 2010 Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly voted to not participate in Obamacare. Seventy percent of We the People voted in favor of State Question 756. This initiative said that the citizens of Oklahoma rejected any aspect of Obamcare and no person and no organization could be forced to participate in this unconstitutional legislation from the federal government. We recognized the bribery and back room deals that created this monster and said NO!!! in a very loud and clear voice. In spite of the 70% vote, Governor Mary Fallin, Senate Pres Pro Tem Brian Bingman, and House Speaker Kris Steele made three separate attempts to implement Obamacare in 2011. All failed, greatly due to the efforts of Amanda Teegarden and the OK-SAFE organization. We found ourselves fighting against a sneak attack that makes Pearl Harbor look like a minor misunderstanding.
Now, as the 2012 session gets started, the top priority of our Republican “leadership” is to get Obamacare shoved down the throats of We the People before they do anything else. The citizens of the State of Oklahoma swept Republicans into office in 2010 because we were tired of the double-dealing, lying, and treachery inherent in the Democrat Party. To our dismay we have found out that we have swept more double-dealing, lying, and treachery into office by electing Republicans. Mary Fallin was a RINO when in Congress but had more money than her opponent so got elected without people really knowing how she sees government.
Up for grabs is $54.5 million of “Obama money” from “Obama’s stash” and our greedy Republican politicians want this money to spread amongst their friends at the state Chamber of Commerce office and the members who give them money. The down side to this money is that to get it, the state must sign a legally binding contract to implement Obamacare. HELLO!!! 70% of us said NOOOO!!!! less than 2 years ago.
What happened to the promises to represent We the People? What happened to the promises to govern honestly and above board? What happened to the promises of “transparency”? What happened to the promises to listen to the citizens of Oklahoma? It seems we have removed one political party full of lying, cheating, back-stabbing politicians and replaced them with another party of lying, cheating, back-stabbing politicians.
Some of the issues being shoved down our throats once again are:
SB 999 – Authored by Republican Sen. Bill Brown (OK Senate 36.) This bill directs the Insurance Commissioner to “establish a comprehensive health care information system”. This bill is a rehash of SB 411 from the 2011 session and creates a system that puts all of our medical records into a federally monitored data base which is one of the provisions in Obamacare.
SB 1002 – Authored by Republican Randy McDaniel (Ok House 83) and Republican Mike Mazzei (OK House 25). This is called the Health Care Choice Act, and is a rehash of SB 57 from 2011. This is the part of Obamacare that provides information to “help” a patient make decisions on what “care” is needed, and when to end life instead of fight on.
SB 1161 – Authored by Republican Gary Stanislawski (OK Senate 35). This boondoggle expands government to the tune of more employees at a minimum of $40,000 per year each. I assume that the Obamacare money will be used to pay for this expansion since the state government is in short supply of money.
HB 2266 – Authored by Republican Doug Cox (House Ok-5) This little jewel provides for “e-care” to be provided by nurses using online “medical protocol” and “medical algorithms” to treat patients instead of seeing a doctor. The author has declared this to be an emergency situation which will make this effective upon approval by both houses and the signature of the governor.
The above are just a few of the tyrannical pieces of legislation being imposed on We the People by the very Republican party who assured citizens that they would listen to and honor the votes of the citizens of the State of Oklahoma. It seems the promises have once again taken a back seat to their own financial interests and those of their friends with campaign cash to offer. We find more politicians who see putting money in the pockets of themselves and their deep pocketed donors more important than honoring the wishes of those who voted them into office.
Once again, this isn’t the Democrat Party doing this to us. This is the “conservative” Republicans who ran on a platform of limited government; and government Of the People, By the People, and For the People. It isn’t like no one voted on SQ 756, or in the state elections. In 2010 Oklahoma saw a record turn-out of voters intent on stopping the corruption and tyranny being purposely imposed on them by Democrat politicians who cared more about an agenda espoused by Marxists than they did about the citizens of the State of Oklahoma. What we have found is changing parties doesn’t help when the other party is just as corrupt and just as tyrannical as the one we just deposed.
This is sad because so many good people have worked so hard to establish the Republican Party as a party of the people, only to be thwarted by politicians who don’t seem to appreciate the efforts of patriots. This behavior is not the behavior that is expected by the many hard working citizens who happen to be registered as Republicans. Like so many others, I am not a partisan political hack; but rather a patriot interested in seeing this state and this nation return to the greatness established by our founding fathers.
I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.
February 14, 2012