By Kenny Bob Tapp
In the Oklahoma Panhandle’s open HD 61 race it’s a given that every candidate in the Republican Primary will come out as “Pro-life,” pro-2nd Amendment, claim to support lower taxes, etc., etc. with “Conservative rhetoric”. It is a given that the Oklahoma State Chamber will have a candidate in this race, using all of the above rhetoric, and who will actually vote the opposite if elected.
To receive the principled Republican House nominee in June, it will be incumbent upon Republicans in the Panhandle and Northwest OK to commit to the full task of vetting each candidate and doing their research thoroughly.
The candidate that will truly uphold Conservative Principles and their oath before the Almighty and man will not just use lip service but will actually work to #1 Abolish Abortion, not regulate it, #2 will support Constitution Carry, not just regulate your inalienable rights enshrined in the 2nd Amendment, #3 vote to cut waste in government, not vote to steal more money from you in the guise of fees/taxes and the like.
For the vitality of safe guarding individual Liberty and the sovereignty of our state and district, the next State Representative from our area must recognize the importance of reasserting the individual and state’s rights enshrined in the 9th and 10th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. When a Supreme Court opinion, federal bureaucracy, congress or president violate those individual Liberties and State’s rights under the protection of the U.S. Constitution, our state representative can and must be willing to introduce or co-author legislation nullifying such unjust actions. A candidate receiving State Chamber support would not be willing to do so.
House District 61, the ball is in your court.