When people vote on laws they know nothing about it not only kills the animals in question but kills businesses, jobs and more income for the State of Oklahoma.
Thank you Joe. You seem to be the only candidate that actually understands the unconstitutional aspects of these animal rights laws. I guess most of these candidates have never worked on a farm or ranch and don’t know their butts from a hole in the ground.
What they can’t seem to grasp is that America is a Constitutional Republic and the answers I heard from the rest of the candidates were all rooted in the ideology of majoritarianism (majority rules) which is a government based on Democratic Socialism.
And the saddest thing is these are supposed to be the “Republicans, that believe in and support the Constitution” but they don’t even understand what the Constitution is.
I think the rest of these candidates that were on the stage with you don’t know the difference between the Constitution and toilet paper.
Gary Richardson is a lawyer from Tulsa and even he didn’t seem to grasp that the purpose of the Constitution is to protect the rights of the individual from the majority and thus protect the rights of the individual from the government.
I hope I can educate one of these candidates with the guts to bring this fight for our God given constitutionally protected unalienable rights to light inside the state. Whichever candidate does have the courage to bring this issue to light will gain the respect and the support of every Oklahoman that believes in the Constitution because Oklahomans respect courage and the willingness of the individual to take a stand against oppression and injustice. The trouble is most politicians are cowards that simply go along with the majority because they don’t have the guts to actually stand up and defend the God given rights of the individual against the crowd. I think Americans are fed up with these politically correct cowards inside our political offices and that’s why Donald Trump was elected, he was a breath of fresh air that didn’t play the “stick to the politically correct talking points” bs he simply stood up and told the blunt truth and he didn’t care if it upset someone or not.
Some of these candidates have held various government offices and they do not even understand the difference between government power and lawful government authority. Every government has a limitless amount of power over the people within the jurisdiction of that government, and that is exactly why our founding fathers wrote the Constitution to place limits on the government’s authority to use that power.
George Washington; “Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master!”
President John Adams defined a Constitutional Republic as; “a government of laws, and not of men. Constitutional Republics are a deliberate attempt to diminish the perceived threat of majoritarianism, thereby protecting dissenting individuals and minority groups from the tyranny of the majority by placing checks on the power of the majority of the population.”
“Finally, there seem to be but three Ways for a Nation to acquire Wealth. The first is by War as the Romans did in plundering their conquered Neighbours. This is Robbery. The second by Commerce which is generally Cheating. The third by Agriculture the only honest Way; wherein Man receives a real Increase of the Seed thrown into the Ground, in a kind of continual Miracle wrought by the Hand of God in his favour, as a Reward for his innocent Life, and virtuous Industry” – Benjamin Franklin, Positions to be Examined, April 4, 1769
The enforcement of every law creates situations where government agents will use force to make people comply which always includes the possibility of deadly force.
The rights of the individual to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness existed before any government was ever created and will exist even if the government is destroyed. These are our God given unalienable rights and these rights include life, liberty and pursuit of happiness as a private property right.
This is because the rights of the individual come from a source that is beyond the government; therefore it is not within government authority to arbitrarily deprive people of their rights in any free society.
I cannot come to your house and deprive you of your property or use force to make you comply with my opinion because in attempting to do so I have violated your God given constitutionally protected unalienable rights and I do NOT have the authority to do that. You would have every right to defend yourself and your property from me even if you had to resort to using force which always includes the possibility of using deadly force. Therefore if necessary you would have the right to kill me to protect your life, your family and your property.
Now if I get nine of my friends to join with me (majority) and the ten of us come to your home, we may have the power and force to deprive you of your property and/or make you comply with our opinion but we are still do not have the lawful authority to do so. We are simply using force (majoritarianism) to violate your God given constitutionally protected unalienable rights and “we the majority” do NOT have the lawfully authorized authority to supersede God and do that to you because of the limits of the Constitution.
Since the government draws its power from “we the people” (majority) then “we the majority” CANNOT give the government power that we ourselves do NOT possess.
To elaborate further; I can empower the government to protect my property from you, but I cannot empower the government to protect your property from you.
If what you’re doing with your property does NOT harm another person or damage the property of another person you have every right to use your property as you wish.
Whether your property is a gun, a car, home, television, a priceless painting, the money in your wallet or an animal that you own the same constitutional protections of private property apply.
Any attempt to use the government to exert authority and power over another person’s property is unconstitutional and simply the destruction of private property rights and the adoption of socialist and communist policies.
I have the economic studies that prove the gamecock industry brought more than $113 million dollars into Oklahoma from surrounding states each year and generated more than $800 million dollars in spending annually inside Oklahoma. Every time these dollars are turned over they generate more taxes to the state confers and rural Oklahoma desperately needs this industry and revenue back.
You want to see what this industry should be in Oklahoma then watch this interview and pay attention to how big this industry is in Puerto Rico where it’s touted as Puerto Rico’s most resilient industry.
U.S. Army ret SFC B.L. Cozad Jr