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The Anti-Federalists and the Tenth Amendment

October 4, 2009

Why the 10th Amendment was necessary:

“This government is to possess absolute and uncontroulable power, legislative, executive and judicial, with respect to every object to which it extends, for by the last clause of section 8th, article 1st, it is declared “that the Congress shall have power to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this constitution, in the government of the United States; or in any department or office thereof.”

A power to make all laws, which shall be necessary and proper; for carrying into execution, all powers vested by the constitution in the government of the United States, or any department or officer thereof, is a power very comprehensive and definite, and may, for ought I know, be exercised in such manner as entirely to abolish the state legislatures.”

Brutus, October 1787, Anti-Federalists Papers

 

Why the Tenth Amendment is flawed:

“To their credit, the Federalist-dominated first Congress did add a reserved powers clause to the Constitution – the Tenth Amendment.  However, this amendment contains a notable omission, which can be seen when it is compared with the similar Article II of the Articles of Confederation:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.

A proposal to insert the word “expressly” in the Tenth Amendment was defeated by both houses of Congress in 1789. Although the omission of this one word does not seem too significant, it would later prove to be another fatal flaw in the Constitution.”

Thank you Reid Mullins

August 21, 2009

Bring a new DVD or one that you no longer watch with you to the Healthcare Freedom Rally on Saturday, Aug 22 which starts at 10 a.m. (Download the Program for the Rally.) After the rally, drop off the DVD to the Oklahoma Democrat Headquarters at 41st and Lincoln.  These DVD’s will be used for the DVDs4Vets program.

Support The Troops!!

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Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine

August 14, 2009

Healthcare Freedom Rally August 22nd

August 11, 2009

We The People

Join the Sooner Tea Party as we say No to Socialized Healthcare and say yes to Healthcare Freedom.

We’ll have a variety of speakers from the medical establishment, the legal and justice system, and ordinary Americans to speak about what liberties we have lost and what we will lose if Congress and the Administration pass Socialized Healthcare.

Bring your signs and your feisty American mettle.

Where: Oklahoma State Capitol
When: August 22nd, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Restrooms available, you must go through security to access.

 

Please consider donating to help us put on this rally.  The major expense for us is an adequate sound system.  The sound system we rented for the July 4th rally and that we hope to use again for the August 22nd rally cost us $1,000 and it came with an expert technician.

All donors will receive a financial spreadsheet showing donations in and expenses out.  You can rest assured that your money will be spent wisely.  We are not a large organization, just a group of working people who volunteer our time and resources to put on these rallies to allow other frustrated patriots to show the politcians what we’re made of.

We are in the process of filing with the IRS as a 501 (c)4 organization.  But that takes money too.

You can make a credit card or paypal donation at: http://www.soonerteaparty.org/donate.htm

You can send a check, payable to:

Sooner Tea Party

358 N. Rockwell Ave.

Oklahoma City, OK  73127

Call: (405) 412-6233 with any questions.

State Capitol Parking Map

August Townhalls

August 11, 2009

District 2 Rep. Dan Boren Town Halls

Boren’s meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18th.

– 8 a.m. at S Arch Thompson Auditorium in McAlester;

– 11:30 a.m. at the Muskogee Civic Center

– 3 p.m. at the Pryor MidAmerica Expo Center

 

District 3 Rep. Frank Lucas Upcoming Town Halls

August 19, 2009

Medford Town Hall 10 a.m.RepFrankLucas

Medford City Hall

615 North Front St.

 

Newkirk Town Hall 1 p.m.

Newkirk Public Library

116 North Maple

 

Blackwell Town Hall 2:30

Kay Electric, Kay Room

300 West Doolin

 

Ponca City Town Hall 4 p.m.

City Hall, Commission Chamber

516 East Grand

 

August 20

Morrison Town Hall 9:30 a.m.

Park Pavilion

Casey’s Trail and Hwy 64

 

Perry Town Hall 12 p.m.

Perry Municipal Building

729 Cedar

 

Billings Town Hall 1:30

Billings City Hall

122 W. Main

 

Enid Town Hall 4 p.m.

Autry Technology Center, Room 22

1201 W. Willow Rd.

RepTomColeDistrict 4, Rep. Tom Cole’s Upcoming Town Halls

August 13, 2009

Cameron University 12:00

CETES Conference Center

2800 W. Gore Blvd

Lawton, OK  73505

 

August 26th

East Central University 5:30

Estep Center

1100 East 14th St.

Ada, OK  74820

 

August 27th

Ardmore Public Library 12:00

320 E Street NW

Ardmore, OK  73401

RepMaryFallinDistrict 5 Rep. Mary Fallin’s Townhall

Aug 13th,  5:30 – 6:30

Francis Tuttle North Campus

Portland & 150th

3500 NW 150th St.

Oklahoma City, OK 73134

 

Sen. Tom Coburn’s Town HallsSenTomCoburn

Thursday, August 13, 2009

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

NSU-Muskogee Auditorium

2400 W Shawnee

Muskogee

 

2:30 PM-3:30 PM

Carl Albert State College (Sallisaw Campus)

Stites Multipurpose Room

1601 S. Opdyke
Sallisaw

 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

First Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall

120 McCorkle street

Webbers Falls

 

Friday, August 14, 2009

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

The Main Place

Broken Arrow Community Playhouse

1800 S. Main Street

Broken Arrow

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Jenks City Hall

211 North Elm

Jenks

 

Thursday, August 20, 2009

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Bristow City Hall

Bristow Court Room

110 W 7th Ave.

Bristow

 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Bartlesville Community Center

Community Hall

300 SE Adams

Bartlesville

 

Monday, August 24, 2009

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Chase Bank building lobby

100 North Broadway,

NW Corner of Main & Broadway

Oklahoma City

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

4:00 PM -5:00 PM

Del City Community Center –

Main Community Hall

4505 SE 15th

Del City

 

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.

 

Doctors Declare Independence:  Why and How

Oklahoma City, August 13, 6:30pm

Come hear the destroyer of ClintonCare, Dr. Jane Orient, at the Surgery Center of  Oklahoma on Aug. 13th, 6:30pm.  There is no charge for this rare opportunity to hear Dr. Orient speak about the current state of medical politics.  Dr. Orient is the executive director of the  Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and represents the anti-AMA: pro private practice and free markets in medicine. You will be inspired by her intellect and the utter absence of compromise in her thinking and her actions (for which she is legendary). Dr. Orient is particularly intrigued by the entrepreneurial spirit amongst Oklahoma physicians and is looking forward to meeting many of you.

Please RSVP to aaps@aapsonline.org.

The event will be held at:

The Surgery Center of Oklahoma

9500 N. Broadway Ext

Oklahoma City, OK 73144

 

If you’ve read or seen reports about the town halls occurring across the country, no doubt you know by now that there is a lot of passionate people on both sides of the aisle.

If we are to regain control of our country, we have to channel our anger and put it to effective use.  These town halls and the August 22nd rally at the State Capitol are a golden opportunity to show the media and our fellow citizens what we are made of, that we aren’t an unruly mob, that we are tough enough to be civil despite provocation.

Toward that goal, all of us are going to have to take pains to be polite to any politician who comes to the rally, and take care to present a good image for the media.

If a member of the opposition gets in your face, stay calm, stay out of trouble, bring a video camera and tape as much of the event as you can.

I doubt that we will have to deal with the abuse given to conservatives on the two left coasts, this is a conservative state.  But be ready for trouble, stand your ground proudly, and let others defend you should the need arise.

I doubt that we will have to deal with the abuse given to conservatives on the two left coasts, this is Oklahoma, we don’t take guff from anyone.   But be ready for trouble, stand your ground proudly, and let others defend you should the need arise.

An Oklahoma Storm Brewing!

August 7, 2009

August in OklahomaOklahoma, always a warm experience, is getting a bit hotter lately. Town Hall meetings hosted by Congressional members are being packed with standing room only crowds angry about the Washington D.C. mess and asking their congressmen to do something as well as asking what they can do.

Christina and I followed Congressman Lucas around SW Oklahoma on August 6th to distribute flyers to the crowd, ask questions, and to listen to the crowds. One of Lucas’s most memorable quotes was this:

” My cohorts came back from the July break “berserk” over this Tea Party business, but it is a spontaneous, legitimate, outpouring from the citizens trying to communicate and get across to the Federal government their displeasure with the way things are going.”

At all four of the meetings, Lucas brought up the Tea Party movement repeatedly, mentioning that many of his colleagues came back from the July break with “scorched” tail feathers, he said they were still “smoldering” when they got back to D.C., and that if his crowds were any indication, his colleagues would come back this time with no tail feathers.  Lucas reported that despite the claims of “manufactured” crowds, the people he spoke with were political newcomers, just plain old real people disgusted with the way the country was headed.

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There were lots of  questions about some of the emails going around, yet Lucas reported that this time the truth was a bit stranger than fiction.  Events that brought in a handful of constituents last year brought ten times more this year, enough that Lucas said his staff would find larger halls for the upcoming Town Halls.

I had never met Lucas, nor heard him speak.  After four repetitions of his spiel, I could probably give the speech for him, but his message was quite specific and quite clear, he is on our side.  It likely helped that he didn’t vote for the initial bailout during Bush’s term, but he came across as a man of integrity.  Lucas also publicly agreed to meet with our group when we show up next month in D.C.

-Al Gerhart

We’ll be at the gun show Aug. 15 – 16 at the Made In Oklahoma Building at the state fairgrounds.  We have “Angry Mob” shirts available in exchange for a donation. Click here for a $2 discount and for more information.