About SCrosnoe

I serve as a watchmen on the wall. In that effort, I have been a grassroots activist for over thirty years (first in Texas and now in Oklahoma). I am a conservative, limited government freedom lover. I am a co-founder of R3publicans or R3s –- we are Republicans working to Restore the Republic. I live in Bartlesville Oklahoma.

We Are Seriously Not Having the Right Conversation! — It is the Spending Stupid!


By Sandra Crosnoe via Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Color me livid.  We have lost before we even get started if we don’t correct this matter.  

Let me see if I can show you  how this game actually works.

Case 1:  I say lets cut taxes 20%  and you come back with how about 10% and we settle on 15%.  You think you won because we cut taxes a little.  Spending wasn’t reduced one iota in this scenario!  The revenue will have to be raised somehow by this generation or the next.

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Case 2:  What if the opening gambit had been let’s cut spending 20% and you come back with how about 10% and we settle on 15%.  In this scenario we both won and spending was actually reduced a little right here and now.

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Do you see the difference?  Please think about it.  Shift the conversation.  Talking about taxes is a trap and you loose no matter what the compromise position is.  Here’s a sample letter if it helps you get started:

Dear Representative,

I don’t want to hear another word about taxes.

Not one single solitary word.

Don’t even think about raising them – not on me and not on my neighbors either!

Don’t come to any of us asking for more money.  We are united on this matter.

You already have plenty.

You simply have not learned to prioritize correctly.

It is really pretty easy.

Do not spend more money than you have.  Do not ask me for more.

Let’s see how much government we can cut before anyone (not on the payroll actually misses any of it).

Thank you for getting our spending priorities in order and balancing our budget.  It is after all what we elected you to do.

Sincerely,

A Taxpayer

For Reference:

By the numbers: Winners and losers of Oklahoma’s proposed budget

Post originated via Finding Gems & Sharing Them – We Are Seriously Not Having the Right Conversation! It is the Spending Stupid

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Kenny Bob Tapp — Local Rancher and GOP Official Seeks Legislative Seat

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Press Release
For: Immediate Release Thursday, April 10, 2014
Contact: Kenny Bob Tapp, 580-516-1907

Kenny Bob Tapp, Local Rancher and GOP Official Seeks Legislative Seat

Oklahoma City – Lifelong Cimarron County resident Kenny Bob Tapp filed paperwork for Oklahoma House District 61. Tapp is a rancher, oil field pumper and roustabout who served as Cimarron County’s GOP County Chairman from 2009 to 2013 and was a delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. As Republican County Chair, Tapp was known for his ability to reach out to Democrats and Independents advocating conservative principles.

Tapp stepped down from his leadership in the Republican Party to conduct a grassroots campaign for the District 61 seat. He holds that his leadership experience in the private sector and within the Republican Party will allow him to hit the ground running as the next State Representative from the Panhandle and Northwest Oklahoma. Tapp is a member of Gun Owners of America and OK2A, the Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Association.

“Being a working man myself, I understand the importance of having real representation of working people at the state level. I am aware of many of the issues we all face, because I grew up here and have pursued ranching as my livelihood. I will work for common sense solutions in our state capitol and with our local leaders to keep government limited and constitutional,” said Tapp.

Since announcing his candidacy last year, Tapp has attended many events reaching out to residents from every walk of life across the Panhandle and Northwest Oklahoma. Citizens have provided Tapp with feedback expressing concern over the growing size of government, the need to retain local control of education, the dangers of Common Core to education, the need for improved highway funding for Western Oklahoma and the right to keep and bear arms.

Tapp firmly holds conservative beliefs that are main stream throughout House District 61. Tapp promises to continue to battle the implementation of the “Affordable Care Act” or better known as “Obamacare” in Oklahoma, defend the unalienable right to life of the unborn, and the streamlining of state government in order to lower taxes.
Tapp states “First and foremost, as a legislator, I would actively seek to repeal legislation and regulations that hinders the freedom of everyday Oklahomans.”

For more information, Tapp’s website is kennybobtapp.wordpress.com

Virtue and Liberty Go Hand in Hand According to Samuel Adams

Kenny Bob Tapp on horsebackI’ve been told by several folks that I’m too honest to be a politician.

Samuel Adams said, “While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when they lose their virtue then they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.”

Politicians represent “big money” and special interests. I believe it’s time for honest individuals to stand up, serve, and lead as citizen legislators.

I want to represent you, but I need your support to make that happen. Please consider visiting my website to donate now here >>>>

For Life and Liberty,

Kenny Bob Tapp

Candidate for HD 61 Oklahoma 2014

God who Gave us Life, Gave us Liberty — Stand for Life in Oklahoma!

Photo credit: Dau family

Photo credit: Special thanks to the family of Jim & Peggy Dau protecting the little ones!

Since the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court opinion 41 years ago today, over 50 million unborn children across the nation have been murdered. The vile court opinion of ’73 has been misconstrued as the “law of the land” and very likely intentional by the federal and state governments.

Our founding fathers understood as is emphasized in the Declaration of Independence that governments are instituted among men to defend Life and Liberty which are granted to us by our loving Creator.

The possibility of the Federal government even acting upon the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to defend the unborn from being deprived of Life is very remote. With that said, (the states) Oklahoma can and must stand up for the most defenseless among us, recognizing the unalienable right to Life from the moment of conception to natural death through love and protection of the law.

A thought from Thomas Jefferson: “God who gave us life, gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His Justice cannot sleep forever.”

For Life and Liberty,
Kenny Bob Tapp

Common Core is NOT OK says GOP and Kenny Bob Tapp

ok_gop_seal2-150x150Last week the Oklahoma Republican Party State Committee voted overwhelmingly to oppose Common Core education, directing our state chairman to convey those wishes to the Governor, the State Superintendent and the State Legislature. I was honored to join fellow Republicans from across Oklahoma in passing this vital resolution.

While traveling the district, I have found that Common Core has been a major concern to educators, parents and students.

Please like and share if you are opposed to the centralized control of our education and the data collection on our students when it comes to Common Core!

My page on facebook is here >>>

Find and attend a Town Hall Meeting on topic in your area soon!

Tapp into the Issues in House District 61 Today!

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Life

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence

The founding fathers recognized that to retain a free society that Life must be defended.

It’s been said by many that abortion can only be ended through increments. With over 50 million unborn children murdered since the infamous 1973 Supreme Court opinion, I am convinced that the states can and must end this vile practice through defining an unborn child from the moment of conception until natural death as a person through law and constitutional amendments.

Self Defense

Contrary to what we are told by politicians, the Founders did not put the 2nd Amendment in the Constitution for the right to hunt. Knowing that we don’t inhabit a perfect world, our Founders recognized the vital importance of man’s inherent right to defense of self, family, and property. Sadly, that natural right has been infringed upon by both federal overreach and Oklahoma law.

I look forward to working with my fellow citizens and lawmakers to restore Oklahomans’ unalienable right to self defense, and not regulate it more.  I am honored to be a member of Gun Owners of America and the Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Association.

Property Rights

As a fourth generation Oklahoma Panhandle rancher, I understand the importance of protecting ones unalienable right to the pursuit of Happiness (property ownership). I believe through private property ownership, the farming and ranching industry has made the Panhandle and North Western Oklahoma a very unique place to live and raise the next generation.

George Washington said it best: “Private property and freedom are inseparable.”

Education

Under the Constitution of Oklahoma the state legislature has the obligation to provide for education.  If elected I will support keeping local control in our schools as it is the parents and teachers who have the relationship with the student, not some bureaucrat or those in Washington D.C. I will also support and will protect the right of the parents to choose alternative education, be it private or home education.

Health Care

With the passage of SQ 756 in 2010, Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly rejected the implementation of “Obama Care” in Oklahoma. (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act).  There is no Constitutional authority mandating or directing the provision of health care or insurance. I will work with other lawmakers on effective state efforts that push back against an overreaching federal government, and work to pave the way for increased freedom and privacy in health care choices by Oklahoma.

kenny-bob-tapp-card-3Posted on site under top tab Issues here >>>

Kenny Bob Tapp for House District 61 at Texas County Fair in Guymon!

Kenny Bob Tapps Booth at the Texas County Fair in Guymon

Kenny Bob Tapp at Texas County Fair in Guymon says “I have greatly enjoyed visiting with folks and meeting new friends at the Texas County Fair in Guymon! If you haven’t come by for a visit, we hope to see you tomorrow and Saturday!”