By Representative George Faught

There are differing viewpoints on the answer to fixing our state budget woes, but the issue at hand is protecting and funding our core services. While I take my role as State Representative very seriously, I understand that I will never make everybody happy. I tell my constituents what my beliefs and core principles are when I am asking for their vote. Integrity demands that I am true to my word and every decision made as a legislator means that both the benefits and consequences of each measure presented must be weighed before making a decision. Believe me, there are no easy answers!

It is important to note that even if HB1054 had passed with the required 76 votes, the monies generated would not have been appropriated until March 1st, 2018. The immediate crisis facing DHS (specifically the Advantage Waver program) would not have been averted by passage of this bill. The good news is that in addition to available Rainy Day funds and recent revenue upturns, there is more than enough in numerous state revolving accounts that can be tapped to appropriate the necessary dollars to keep the core services provided to our citizens.

This Special Session should have dealt solely with the current deficit created when the State Supreme Court overturned the Cigarette “fee”, ruling it unconstitutional. Digging the financial hole twice as deep and compounding the problem with added spending in a time when sufficient funds are not there and when our state is slowly but surely emerging from a deep national recession is reckless and irresponsible. Raising taxes at this time actually threatens to stall or possibly even reverse the fragile economic recovery we have started to see. In a two- income family, if one wage earner loses their job, the family doesn’t decide to buy a new car and go further in debt – state government shouldn’t increase spending until we regain a sure financial footing. Recovery is occurring and we are seeing some very encouraging numbers as our revenues are gradually increasing, but unfortunately, it doesn’t happen overnight. Raising taxes should always be a last resort.

Oklahomans solidly rejected a tax increase 12 months ago when they voted down the Education Penny Sales Tax at the polls. They had the opportunity, but rejected a one cent permanent increase in sales tax even though it was targeted to Education. This wasn’t because they were not in support of our teachers, but because they felt they were taxed enough already. Had HB1054 passed, it would have been the largest tax increase in Oklahoma history.

Over the last few weeks, it has come to light that several state agencies have been lying to legislature and the people of Oklahoma about the monies they have been allocated. Millions of taxpayer dollars which come from hard-working Oklahoma families and small businesses have been squandered and misused. This is totally unacceptable. We should demand audits and oversight on agencies before they misspend another dime of taxpayer money. Continuing to appropriate funds to these agencies without accountability is a dereliction of our duty.

The House already has passed funding to get DHS and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services through this current crisis. The Department of Health shortfall will be covered as well. Contrary to what people are hearing from the news, there IS money to address the issue at hand. We can “plug the hole” WITHOUT raising taxes. Agency heads are publicly threatening to make the most dramatic and harmful cuts to create a bigger crisis rather than doing what is necessary to avoid them. Fanning the flames of fear on our most vulnerable citizens in unconscionable and simply “government bullying.” An acceptable measure has been passed by the House which fills the budget hole. The Senate and Governor should stop grandstanding and address the issue at hand. Additional spending can be brought up at the appropriate time – during the next regular session.

In order to provide long-awaited pay raises for teachers and state employees, we need to have the funds to sustain those increases year after year. However, missing monies, illegal payments and irregularities in accounting must be addressed before simply passing a higher tax burden on to our citizens. As a side note, these pay raises would not have gone into effect until August of 2018 – another reason to address this issue in the next legislative session.

Rep. George Faught represents Oklahoma House District 14 covering Cherokee and Muskogee Counties. He can be reached at (405) 557-7310 or


Scare Tactics Are The Tool of The Progressive Left

By Dan Fisher

IMG_1938.PNGAs I stood in the House gallery yesterday, and listened to GOP House Members use a litany of fear tactics to try and emotionally manipulate, I began to wonder what went wrong. Where were the days when the GOP would stand for shrinking government? Where were the leaders saying as the last Great Communicator President Reagan said, “Government is not the solution to the problem, government IS the problem!?” I can assure you they were not on the House floor yesterday.

Yet, I was inspired by the 22 GOP House Members who had not lost their way. Thank you Representatives: Calvey, Cleveland , Coody, Derby, Downing, Dunlap, Enns, Faught, Gann, Hardin, McBride, McEachin, Moore, Murphey, O’Donnell, Ritze, Roberts (S), Rogers , Strohm, Teague, West (K), West (R). I heard your floor speeches and your willingness to stick to principles.

Should I be elected governor, I will not raise taxes as a solution to the mess in state government, let me be clear about that. I will not say as some do “I’ll only raise taxes after everything else is tried.” I’m driving a stake in the ground in this regard, there will be no new taxes in a Fisher Administration and I won’t play games with the word “fee” either.

Yesterday was a sad day for the GOP as it adopted the fear tactics of the progressive left. It was a good day for principle as 22 stalwarts stood their ground.


State Senate Appears To Advance Another Unconstitutional Tax Hike

IMG_1923State Senate appears to advance another unconstitutional tax hike

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 – by Jamison Faught


Yesterday, the Oklahoma Senate passed HB1035X, a measure that raises taxes by over $440M (perhaps even over $500M; still awaiting final fiscal analysis). I believe that this vote, and this measure if advanced further, may have been unconstitutional.

Here is a summary of the process which HB1035X took:


9/25/17: authored in the House of Representatives
10/24/17: passed House Joint Committee on Appropriations
10/25/17: passed House floor 55-44, but failed to receive 3/4ths affirmative vote required by Article 5, Section 33 of the Oklahoma Constitution
10/28/17: referred to the Senate
11/6/17: brought to Senate floor, gutted, replaced with a substitute, passed 37-5


Here is a quote from the Oklahoma Supreme Court decision in August (paragraph 6):
“Two of the four [cigarette tax] proposals received a floor vote in the House and garnered majority support, but none of the proposals advanced, due to their failure to receive the three-fourths support required by Article V, Section 33 [emphasis mine].”
The Senate was not sent a measure that complied with Article V, Section 33 of the Oklahoma Constitution, as HB1035X failed to receive the 3/4ths vote in the House that is required to bypass a vote of the people at the next general election. HB1035X is in the exact same situation as the measures that Justice Wyrick referred to in the above quote from the majority opinion in Naifeh v. State of Oklahoma; it received a majority vote but not three-fourths, and thus was not eligible for advancement save as a ballot question.

By virtue of failing to receive the requisite vote, the Senate’s only option with HB1035X is to pass it as a ballot question for the November 2018 election. Only after the House sends a 3/4ths-approved tax increase measure can the Senate lawfully take it up.

Governor Fallin and Senate leadership are passing this Senate vote off as the solution to the budget impasse, but it will simply end up back in front of the Oklahoma Supreme Court, and should by all rights be struck down.


Don’t Buy The Bull Excrement North West Oklahoma

Despite the fact that the Oklahoma Panhandle and NW OK overwhelming rejected a massive tax increase (SQ 779) last year at the polls along with the rest of the state, our state legislature attempted to pass massive tax increases on the Oklahoma working class this afternoon. The measure HB 1035, while receiving a majority vote, failed to garner the 3/4 requirement needed to become law.

The legislature will likely attempt to remove tax exemptions on fuel and tobacco which will also detrimentally affect the working class, while according to the OK Supreme Court only needs a majority vote (51%).

Despite being contacted to join efforts to cut government waste, Representative Casey Murdock, who is also running in the Special Senate Election, continues to vote for every revenue/tax increase measure that has come before him except the proposed horse tax last year.

Our rural hospitals and educators are taken advantage of yet again and are wrongfully used as the reason to increase taxes instead of making simple cuts to waste.  One state representative shared this with me today:
“Hospitals are going to be funded either way. But are being used as a political pawn to leverage a tax increase.”

We must not continue to accept this load of bull excrement from Representative Murdock and his Tax and Spend buddies regarding the tax increase scam being pushed as the way to help Rural Oklahoma and to save us out of their “budget crisis”.  These Tax and Spenders have acted wildly and routinely ignored every warning concerning the consequences of their reckless actions. They still refuse to alter their destructive course.

There are numerous options that would not require raising taxes on the working class or even the wealthy. Yet these options will continue to be ignored in favor of the lobbyists and donors who fund these Tax and Spend Charlatans’ campaigns.

The Panhandle and Northwest Oklahoma would be truly represented in the State Senate and House with Fiscal Conservatism, not with the ways of our Tall Building subservient Tax and Spender.

No more bull excrement!


Legislators Still Don’t Get It

IMG_1752By OCPAC’s John Michener

Legislators Still Don’t Get It. Washington may be a swamp, but we have a Marble Pork Pen at 23rd and Lincoln. Revenue shortages are not the problem; borrowing and spending are the problem. It is time to trim the fat and fry some bacon, but our legislators still don’t get it. Here are three recent examples.

One strategy that legislators use to hide their wasteful spending is to raid a dedicated fund and use the money as general revenue. Then they turn around and claim we have a shortage in the dedicated fund for which they need to raise taxes. The state highway fund is an easy target because everyone wants to fund roads and bridges. Since 2010, the state has redistributed around $840 million from transportation to other areas. Look what happened last week.

Representative Steve Vaughan (10% Conservative), chair of the House Transportation Committee, wants to raise the motor fuel tax by six cents per gallon on both gasoline and diesel. To support the tax hike, Rep. Vaughn is resorting to scare tactics, claiming that not to raise gas taxes is “a public safety issue.” He also claims that rural areas will not benefit from good paying jobs because businesses will not want to locate themselves in places “where our transportation infrastructure is crumbling and no one is willing to do anything about it.”

Rep. Vaughn, the people are willing to pay taxes for good roads, but they are not willing to cough up another nickel as long as the Legislature keeps stealing the funds to pay for wind farms, movies, pop-culture museums, and Thunder basketball salaries. If and when protections are put in place to ensure that gas taxes are actually used for roads and bridges, then we can discuss whether or not additional revenue is actually needed.

In a message to her colleagues last week, Representative Tess Teague (9% Conservative and OCPAC’s RINO of the Year) suggested that Republicans explore increasing the capital gains tax in Oklahoma. Just a few weeks before that, Teague announced she would introduce the Aerospace Commerce Economic Services Act. These are perfect examples of the tax-and-spend problem we have at the Marble Pork Pen.

Perhaps No Representation For OK Panhandle Area In 2018 House Session

IMG_1666.PNGIf in the event that State Representative Casey Murdock were to win the the Special General Election in late February of 2018, there would be a vacancy in House District 61 and no time for a Special House District Election.
This means that the Panhandle and our Northwest counties in HD 61 would have no representation in the 2018 Oklahoma Legislative Session.


By Kevan Myers


I cannot celebrate the 20 week abortion ban because I love my neighbor. The Bible describes true agape love (called charity) in “the Love Chapter”, saying, “Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth” (I Corinthians 13:6).

20 REASONS why the ban is bad.

1. It is ageist in nature. Judging an individual, less human, and less worthy of protection based on their age, size, level of development, location, etc. Ageism is judging “according to appearance” violating Christ’s command: “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment” (John 7:24). Ageism is evil. It must be repented of and forsaken.

2. It is completely arbitrary, moved by personal whim rather than truth. We know (Biblically, scientifically, medically) that a human’s life begins at conception. To say “We will only protect you from murder once you can feel pain” is just as subjectively arbitrary as “once you pass puberty”, “once you can vote”, or “once you come out of your mother’s body”. If we should be happy that at least some humans will be protected, then why don’t we celebrate Roe v. Wade? Roe protects humans once they’re born. Fighting arbitrariness in an arbitrary way is ridiculous.

3. It causes unequal treatment of humans. The law should establish equity, equal just and protection for all. The famous statue “Justice” is pictured with a blindfold, not favoring a side in the case based on who the players are. In the Law (see Exodus 23:1-9 for example), God warned to avoid respect of persons in judgment. The all wise God declared “It is not good to have respect of personsin judgment” (Proverbs 24:23). The prophets decried the lack of equity in their day:

“And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.”(Isaiah 59:14).

“Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.” (Micah 3:9).
Pro-Life leaders should heed this warning. This ban establishes inequity, NOT equity. And inequity IS iniquity.

4. It undermines what we profess to believe. If someone says that they believe that humans begin at conception and that abortion is a wrongful killing of said human, yet says that you can kill that human at any point after conception, they have exposed themselves as inconsistent and hypocritical. And the world sees through it.

5. It is ineffective, and won’t save the babies like the Pro-life public thinks it will. Over 90% of abortions are committed before 12 weeks. Only 1.2-1.3% of abortions occur after 20 weeks. This ban, so hailed by the Pro-Life community abandons more than 98% of preborn victims to murder.

6. Even the babies it claims to protect (those after 20 weeks) are not safe. It has exceptions of rape, incest, and life of the mother. None of these exceptions are just reasons to murder an innocent person (I have dealt with these in other posts, which can be found and read). The awful truth is that nearly all Pro-Life politicians, including President Donald Trump, will make exceptions for murder. So if a woman is past 20 weeks, and wants an abortion, she can just claim she was raped, or get a physician to say it could endanger her life, and the baby can still be slain.

7. It educates the public erroneously. Laws inform the public. People will just murder their child earlier, believing that it is okay because the children can’t feel pain yet. I have heard it from the lips of aborting parents. “The government says it is okay.” “My baby can’t feel pain yet.” Where do they gain such a pompous arrogance as they walk inside to kill their baby? From the Pro-life movement and their educational bills. The same is true with heartbeat legislation.

By the way, is murder wrong because it is painful? Should we make it legal to kill your wife while she’s asleep so she doesn’t feel the pain? Should the Mafia get away with killing as long as they use chloroform first? GOD FORBID. Let’s teach the right thing by our laws.

8. It entrenches the lie that abortion is a constitutional right. The ban does not contradict the declaration of the Supreme Court about the idea that abortion being constitutional. They are in effect telling the public, “Your right to abortion is recognized. You can still end your baby’s life, just do it sooner. However, the FACT is that the right to murder human beings is NOT in the U.S. Constitution. Our founding documents actually proclaim that life is an inalienable right, given by God. The Constitution was made to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity”. That posterity is talking about our children. Murdering babies is not a right – It is a wrong.

9. It acts as though Roe v. Wade is legitimate law. Courts do not make laws. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. When a court gives an opinion that violates the Constitution (and the Higher Law of God), they are outside of their authority and it is the duty of the other branches of government and lesser magistrates to defy them, not capitulate to them and work within their parameters. If they said that children under 10 years of age, who had not gone through puberty to fully developed humans, are not protected under law and can be aborted, the executive branch, the legislative branch, and every state would have the duty to defy that opinion and not permit the murder of children in their jurisdiction. If we would defy the Supreme Court to protect 9 year olds, and not 19 weekers in the womb, it is only because we are become ageist, and must repent (see Reason #1).

10. It snatches justice from the afflicted. The most vulnerable are denied protection.
“Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:”(Exodus 23:2).

“Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous” (Deuteronomy 16:19).

“Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause” (Exodus 23:6). Those who follow the crowd in this 20 week ban, neglecting the protection of those being slain, are violating Exodus 23:2 outright. Let us consider our ways.

11. It protects the murderers as long as they kill sooner. An abortionist can still murder, as long as his victims are younger, more vulnerable. Remember, over 98% are already being murdered before 20 weeks. This is assuming that murderers who have forsaken the Hypocratic Oath for the Hypocritic Oath can be trusted to not lie about how old the baby was in records. Moreover, don’t forget the exceptions.

12. It does NOT allow for prosecution of those who would hire the assassin.
This is folly. Parents to procure an abortion are protagonists in the crime. If someone instigates a murder by seeking out and paying a hitman to slay an innocent person, they are also guilty. This idea of letting the one who buys the hit off would not be countenanced anywhere else BUT in the case of abortion. It is the fruit of the Pro-life practice of making women out to be a victim in the situation. The victim is the child. This again is INEQUITY.

13. It doesn’t call abortion “Murder”, nor treat it as such. It follows the pattern of every one of the hundreds of other federal and state Pro-life bills that have passed in these United States that neglected this truth.

14. It treats even the murder of the children past 20 weeks as NOT MURDER. The abortionist who kills a preborn child after that point, could face a fine, or up to five years in prison, or both. That is far less than the average sentence for homicide in the first degree of born persons.

15. It is a smokescreen, distracting from the fact that they are not doing their duty. They have the authority and obligation to establish equity for those under their jurisdiction by law, to punish evildoers and protect the innocent. “Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place” (Jeremiah 22:3). This bill does not accomplish their duty before God and man, but it does make it look like that they are doing something.

16. It paints the pro-life legislators as champions, while they are actually treacherous. Cheers go up for the heroes who faced the dragon. But what if the heroes just went up and made a deal with the dragon to only slay some girls from the village? Or only a few at a time? At least it won’t eat all the children, as far as we know, right? They are champions, right? Wrong. The champions are the ones going who actually are taking up the cause of the ones they say they are representing. Heroes go to take the dragon DOWN.

NOW, I hasten to say that there is no doubt in my mind that many legislators, many workers in Pro-life organizations, many supporters of this ban BELIEVE they are doing right. They have been taught to do it this way, and have not really examined this endeavor in the light of Truth. But it is still wrong to do wrong! And we all must be confronted with the error. We all need to hear the truth, be exposed to the horror of this, search the Scriptures, consider our ways, and repent. We need to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. Opposing injustice unjustly is not just. We need to be shown where we’re wrong and how to oppose this evil in the right way.

We need to recognize that in spite of our Pro-life stickers and high sounding religious and political zeal, and prayers to God to bless our efforts, our hands are “full of blood”. We need to hearken to the LORD: “Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil, Learn to do well: seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow…” (Isaiah 1).

We need to forsake the foolish and live! Let us exhort each other and our leaders to be true champions of the weakest among us! Pro-life congressmen and senators are putting bills out that they are told the people are demanding. Let them hear the demand for total and immediate abolition of abortion!

17. It gives voters and supporters a false sense of peace and hope. Millions of Pro-lifers, including multitudes of Christians hear of this ban and rejoice, not realizing all the ramifications. They think, “Wow! We’re doing something! We’re winning!” and they keeping supporting unrighteous decrees and voting for those who compromise and collaborate with the holocaust of their neighbors, all the while, thinking they are opposing this evil the right way. It is a perfect example of the verse, “For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace” (Jeremiah 8:11). It lulls us to continue the trend of trimming the tree, rather than wake up to the truth and take the axe to the root. It keeps us from unfeigned love, from righteous action, from actual victory.

18. It fails to acknowledge the abortion holocaust and our guilt. Far from humbly confessing the slaughter of over 60 million American children, it perpetuates the ghastly killing under color of law, under the guise of being caring and compassionate about the pain of victims.

19. It fails to be repentant. Deciding to only kill younger babies is not humbly confessing our sin, and turning to God in repentance, seeking mercy for ourselves and healing for our land. “Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?” (Psalm 94:20). Should we expect God to bless us while we continue to cast His law behind our backs? Let us humble ourselves, and pray, and seek His face, and TURN FROM OUR WICKED WAYS, including the way of perverting the justice of the most innocent and most vulnerable in our land–the preborn, whose murders after this ban, if it ever is signed into law, will continue to be the number one cause of death in America.

20. It keeps abortion safe—from ABOLITION. This does not secure the safety of the innocent. It secures the prolonging of the bloodshed.

The things this 20 week ban does do effectively is:

A. Give Pro-life organizations something to cheer over and garner support for more like actions.

B. Give Pro-life government leaders a 100% Pro-Life voting record and future votes.

C. Give Pro-life people the illusion that the fight is being won and keep them content to continue giving and voting for the same. We need to repent and abolish abortion.

I know many will say, “You are just not happy because it isn’t doing enough”.
That is not the issue. It is not about doing enough. It is about doing what is RIGHT.

Others will make a plea towards pragmatism. But, we need to choose to be found OBEDIENT to our King Jesus. “Duty is ours. Results are God’s.” Why should God bless wicked measures and iniquitous decrees? Let us trust the Lord. God’s work done God’s way will work.

Finally, someone will say, “But if we didn’t have these bills, if we didn’t regulate abortion, there would be no protection at all for babies in the womb. What would we have if we didn’t have the Pro-life organizations, lobbyists, and lawmakers pushing for such bills?”

One answer the above argument? We MIGHT have what France, Germany, Russia, and many other nations have. Those secular humanist governments only allow abortion up to 12 weeks. What fools we are, to think that we are so conservative in this! The preborn have more “protection” under those God hating governments than in the most Pro-life states in our land.


We MIGHT have Christians actually repenting of their apathy and compromise and rising up to love their preborn neighbors themselves instead of trusting and paying someone else to do it for them. We might have Christians going to the gates of death in droves, to stand and plead for lives and warning the wicked and rescuing the weak. We might have Christians engaging with our society, in the church assembly, in the public square, and on social media bringing the Gospel into conflict with the culture of child sacrifice. We might have God’s people spreading the truth, seeding the land with literature, etc. about the holocaust and the need for abolition. We might have a flood of voters swelling with a voice as strong as thunder demanding the END OF ABORTION, the ABOLITION OF HUMAN ABORTION. The Lord knows.

Again, “Duty is ours. Results are God’s.”



Misplaced Faith

When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads.
– Ron Paul

Have people allowed their favorite Oklahoma politicians and Oklahoma media to completely brainwash them?
Most individuals and all politicians I’ve encountered on the budget issue stop their ears and sing Kumbaya when you bring to their attention the very simple cuts that can easily be made in lieu of taxing gross production or taxing certain groups of people.

The reason why, I believe is very clear.
Stateism.  IMG_1599.JPGMost have removed their faith from God and have placed it in the state and are very cozy with government being their provider, protector and keeping a close eye on them. Media and politicians will continue to use dangling carrots with programs that have no core functions in government to keep those who put their faith in the state hooked.

Don’t Just Talk The Talk – Walk The Walk With McLarty

“Talk is simply that, talk. We are at a time in Oklahoma where you hear a lot of Conservative rhetoric and see a record to the contrary.
Having had the opportunity to work with Dr. McLarty and other Grassroot Republicans at OKGOP Platform meetings over the years and witnessing her go to bat for core Oklahoma Republican issues, such as bringing awareness to the importance of abolishing abortion, defending Oklahoman’s property rights, State Sovereignty, fiscal responsibility etc., should give us great enthusiasm for the future of Northwest Oklahoma. Dr. McLarty will tackle efforts to streamline out of control behemoth government and protect our rural way of life.
Please join me in not just talk, but action to insure TRULY Conservative representation in Senate District 27!”


In Liberty,

Kenny Bob TappIMG_1588