George Washington on Maintaining Independence

George Washington Quote on Arms

“A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them which would include their own government.”

-George Washington


In the spirit of our Forefathers, wishing all

a very Happy Independence Day!


The quote for this meme is partially taken from Washington’s First Annual Message to Congress on the State of the Union.  Here is the actual text from that particular speech:

“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.”

Amendment II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Randy Brogdon for Oklahoma Republican Party State Chair – a Chair who will listen

Kenny Bob Tapp with fiancee Rachel Watts

Rachel Watts and Kenny Bob Tapp (engaged to be married)

Originally posted on facebook via Tapp into Common Sense

I am very pleased to endorse Randy Brogdon for Oklahoma Republican Party State Chair! I have known Randy and Donna for many years and am blessed to count them both friends.

I remember my Dad and I sat down with then Senator Randy Brogdon quite a few years ago and visited on the criteria he used on considering legislation dealing with issues he may not be familiar with. I remember Randy’s response. Randy said he would look at it as any issue and would ask one question; “Does the legislation take away freedom or give freedom to the issue or individual it is dealing with?” 

Following Randy for many years I have always been impressed with his willingness to listen and work with others rather than bulldozing through to accomplish a goal.

I believe it is vital that our next State Chairman has the important quality a leader needs—listening. Randy strongly believes that our Republican Party is built by the Grassroots from the bottom up, not to be run from the top down.

I encourage fellow delegates to the Oklahoma Republican State Convention this Saturday to join me in casting their ballot for Randy Brogdon as our next Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman.

Kenny Bob Tapp
Past Cimarron Co. Republican Chairman
2012 Republican National Delegate

For more endorsements and campaign information visit here >>>

Congratulations and Thank You

Congratulations to Casey Murdock,
I would like to thank first and foremost, my Master Yahshuah Messiah (Jesus Christ) for His provision and grace in this journey. Thank you to my Family and Friends who have been there from the beginning and who poured in their resources, all their hearts and energy. I am very grateful tothe amazing grassroots army of volunteers who have poured in their resources, time, making calls, knocking doors and so much more.

I am privileged and honored to have served side by side with you in this battle for Liberty and our rural way of life. I am looking forward to continuing to do so!
I am proud of this campaign and it’s volunteers for staying above reproach and running clean across the finish line.
This journey has just begun!

In Life and Liberty,
Kenny Bob

Open Letter from Kenny Bob Tapp – Because He is Not for Sale! – Vote Reminder for Tuesday August 26th

“Your VOTE will count tomorrow, Tuesday, August 26th in the runoff!

Since making it to the runoff, I have been asked by many, “What sets you apart from your opponent?”

Since announcing and running for this seat for over a year, now, I have vowed to keep the oath to protect and defend the Constitution and the Constitution of Oklahoma as your legislator. I’ve stated many times, that “you might not like what I say, but I will always tell you the truth.” I have never told anyone during my visits with folks what I think they want to hear.

All the endorsements that I have announced have been actual endorsements; I have not “implied” anything written or in print that is not verifiable. My ads have ALL been approved by me so that you, the citizens of District 61 wouldn’t and couldn’t be deceived by a hired spin-doctor or wordsmith.

My real life experience as a rancher, oil-field worker, and roust about has helped to define the importance of common sense and good judgment in everyday life.

As a young, energetic man, I have worked within the Oklahoma Grassroots for 8 years. We have gained ground in our efforts to fight for the Right to Life of the unborn (Personhood) in which more work needs to be done. I’ve worked, at the grassroots level, to preserve property rights. My service within the Oklahoma Republican Party as Cimarron County Chair, has afforded me the opportunity to work and build relationships with other legislators, watch the process at the Capitol, and understand the proper role of government. I am equipped to hit the ground running on day one, to represent the needs of District 61.

I support Constitutional Carry and have received the endorsement of the Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Association. I am a member in good standing of Gunowners of America.

I support the complete elimination of the Oklahoma Income Tax by eliminating spending that does not benefit the state as a whole. Returning our spending level to below 2003 spending levels will provide for full repeal without raising property taxes.

I am not endorsed by the State Chamber of Commerce and the tall building crowd that promotes our dollars being spent on OKC projects such as the Indian Cultural Center, while ignoring Western Oklahoma and the Panhandle. I believe to truly keep the Panhandle and Western Oklahoma RELEVANT, our next representative must steer clear of “dark money” front groups with their strings attached. Those strings will only serve to strangle our family values and rural lifestyle.KBT is Not for Sale

I believe the choice is clear. The honor of receiving your vote Tuesday, August 26th is a vote for regular folks and against the status quo.

Don’t be deceived by rumors and innuendo being floated on my actual positions on many issues. If you have questions, you can reach me on my cell phone (580) 516-1907, leave a message if need be and I will call you back.”

Kenny Bob Tapp

OCPAC Endorsement Goes to Kenny Bob Tapp for Run-off August 26th

OCPAC Banner on FB

Charlie’s Picks – 2014 Primary Run-Off via facebook here:

House District 61 – KENNY BOB TAPP – This district takes in the Panhandle and even some farther east. OCPAC endorsed Kenny Bob, a fellow I have known for several years now along with the rest of his “salt of the earth” family. Again another solid conservative who has been campaigning for a long time in this spread out district. His opponent sent in his survey and I have had a conversation with him. He appears fairly conservative, but who knows if he gets elected? The thing that concerns me is that he is being backed by the State Chamber. It is big money against a true grass roots conservative. I know what we have in Kenny Bob Tapp and he would be a strong conservative in the legislature.

Absentee Ballots and Early Voting Info for Primary Run-off Election

Your Vote CountsReminding everyone that the deadline to request an Absentee Ballot is Wednesday, August 20th.
Early Voting is from August 21st through the 23rd. 
Voting at polling places will be on Tuesday, August 26th.

Senator Nathan Dahm’s Endorsement Goes to Kenny Bob Tapp for HD61!

Kenny Bob Tapp said: “I am very honored to receive the endorsement of Sen. Nathan Dahm and I look forward to working with him. Sen. Dahm has championed our rural values from fighting for the life of the unborn, private property rights, and the rights of self-defense of one’s person.”

The entire campaign is so very pleased to have received this personal endorsement from Senator Nathan Dahm.

268675_10151183308201115_1203152150_n“I am honored to support Kenny Bob Tapp in his campaign for State Representative. Having worked with him for years in the Republican Party, I know he will stand strong for our values. When I had the privilege of being the commencement speaker at a graduation last year in the Panhandle, I could sense the values and principles of the area. Kenny Bob was also there, and I know he will bring those same values and principles as your representative in the State House. I encourage you to vote for Kenny Bob Tapp on August 26th.”

For Life and Liberty on the Fourth of July – Independence Day!

For Life and Liberty
Text version of banner above:

In the spirit of those who signed our Declaration of Independence, pledging to each other their Lives, Fortunes and their sacred Honor.  Wishing all a blessed and safe Independence Day.

For Life and Liberty
Kenny Bob Tapp
OK House District 61


Kenny Bob Tapp Speaking at Candidate Forum in Guymon

Kenny Bob Tapp at Guymon Candidate ForumI appreciated the opportunity to participate in the candidate forum in Guymon tonight! Thank you KKBS, the Wild Horse Gallery and crew for putting the forum together!

Kenny Bob Tapp’s website