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Liberty on the rise in Oklahoma

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds. - attributed to Samuel Adams

It started with the winter of despair, and the promise of a spring of Liberty. Groups of dedicated volunteers had been meeting and organizing, some for months, some for years, to forward the cause. Like many such groups, the prospects of victory were considered slim by all but those involved. They met weekly, sometimes at a home, sometimes a business, usually between ten and twenty at each gathering. Sometimes they joined with others of like mind in a nearby major city, and their numbers would swell to nearly 50. They ignored what they were told, they ignored those who lectured them, and they pushed on. And then it began.

As is usual, Super Tuesday (March 6th) resulted in a victory for "establishment" candidates in Oklahoma:

Rick Santorum, 33.8% - 14 Delegates
Mitt Romney, 28.05% - 13 Delegates
Newt Gingrich, 27.48% - 13 Delegates
Ron Paul, 9.63% - 0 Delegates

Oklahoma has five Congressional Districts, with 3 National Delegates and 3 Alternate Delegates chosen in each one. An Elector and Alternate Elector are also chosen.

Additionally, there are 25 "at-large" Delegates chosen (and 25 Alternates) at the State Convention on May 12th. Delegates are "bound", meaning they must vote based on the results of the statewide election, until a candidate withdraws, endorses another, or releases "their" delegates. The top three candidates each earned one Delegate from each of the 5 Districts on Super Tuesday.  It should be noted that only in casting a Ballot for a Presidential Nominee are the Delegates bound - they may vote their conscience on all other votes, including nominating candidates.

An interesting thing happened when choosing the National Delegates: our groups of volunteers continued on. Contacting those who would attend the conventions, they found others who supported the same cause and it's Champion. They made sure their friends - the Friends of Liberty - would be at the appropriate Convention. March 31st saw the convening of the 2nd (eastern OK) and 5th (OKC metro) Congressional Districts. April 14th brought on the 1st (Tulsa area) and 3rd (western and northern OK), and April 21st finished them up with the 4th (Norman and southern OK). A shocking thing happened:

Enter sweep #1 (5th District):

Sweep #2 (3rd District):

And sweep #3 (4th District):

Although Districts 1 and 2 did not have the same results, a number of Alternate Delegates supporting the same cause were elected. This means that of the 15 National Delegates chosen so far from Oklahoma, 9 of them support Dr. Paul, and an even larger number of the Alternates (13 of them!). Still to come is the State Convention, on May 12th.

Now there is confusion in the land: who are these people? Who is this long shot they support? What is this cult of personality, this gang of interlopers, and what do they want? Those who have called for limited government, for the Rule of Law, for the end of corruption, for a return to sanity, do not know what to do. There is a saying, to be careful what you wish for. What do you do, when those who would make your wish reality, finally arrive? Has the battle been fought so long, that new recruits go unrecognized?

And so the groups go back to work. Building their networks, planning their efforts, shoring up support, and laying the groundwork for the next battle of ideas. They begin to reach out to those caught in the middle of the great battle, between those who would use the State to advance a cause, and those who would take over the State and use it's power to ... return that power to the People!

On they come, a great wave of humanity - the Insurgency of Liberty flows across the plains ... and it is growing ...



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Best Wishes at the State! We plan on getting another

13 Delegates when our State Convention comes up in May!

Great job!

Keep moving forward, and never give up!

Mirand Sharma

Yay. Oklahoma needs a lot of

Yay.

Oklahoma needs a lot of work, though.

We need the liberty movement to "infiltrate" the church's down here.

That's where it all begins here.

They think liberty = license to sin.

And in many ways, it does, but it also = free will.

License = permission (free people don't need it)

license also endorses or ratifies sin, and sometimes goes so far as to tax others to pay for the consequences of 'sin'. (Look at Obamacare and the taxing results it has on health care workers who want freedom of conscience (in not participating in abortions) to see what I mean, or Planned (un)Parenthood's claim on taxpayer dollars). So, with statists on both the Left and Right, we need to look at the full spectrum of what the statists are doing from both sides.

Thomas Jefferson said something that fits the Left wing now as well as it fit the Right wing then: "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." I would add only, "to force pay for compelling enacting of those ideas is even more so."

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Liberty and Churches

I was at the Second District convention where we probably lost the sweep by one or two votes. It was close.

I consider myself a committed and uncompromising Christian, and most of my close friends who share my religious views also share my support for Ron Paul, the only evangelical Christian running!

I recognize that many Christians and churches just DON'T GET LIBERTY. I wrote an article to address this issue that was the cover article in the Christian e-zine Genuine Motivation. You can read it
e-zine style at http://issuu.com/donnaleeschillinger/docs/feb_12_gm/1 or
blog style at http://genmoycm.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/managing-dual-citiz...

If you have Christian friends who would be benefited by having their views of politics challenged from the Scripture, please share this article!

"Evangelical?" EEEEK!

The word "evangelical" terrifies me - those are the people who burn women at the stake for not submitting to the authoritarians.

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Oklahoma

"The word "evangelical" terrifies me - those are the people who burn women at the stake for not submitting to the authoritarians".

Fear. The phrase "Fear Not" is the most used term in the entire Bible. Ron Paul quoted the book of Samuel when addressing the Christian Broadcasters. I am an evangelical and I don't burn women at the stake. You are painting with the same brush that the Neocons use.

Will check this out,

Since I cannot vote you up, I shall give you a 'bump'. Thank you!

P.S. Checked it out, it was a great read. Would you consider making a thread on the main page with it?

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I certainly would consider

I certainly would consider that. However, I don't know how! Last time I tried to post something, no one read it!

If you know how to get it on the main page, either tell me, or go for it yourself! The links are public.

LOVES my peeps!

one of the MOST GORGEOUS Set of pix, EVER!

Hopefully, MORE to come, in coming weeks.o)

LOVE you all. THANK YOU SO MUCH for participating, even better: WIN!!!

Good luck in Tampa (oh yeah, at the State Convention, too. LOL).

Show them what we're made of.D

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Great news. I hope the

Great news. I hope the Establishment doesn't use this against us.

What if all these RP delegates

Simply DON'T nominate Romney?

Steve Dickson's picture

We have been open about who

We have been open about who we are from the beginning. In the two districts we lost, we were close to a majority, and might have been one in the 1st but there were "voting irregularities". I will post about that soon, probably with video. We are not afraid of the Establishment, we aim to BECOME it.

We have nothing to fear.

YOU GUYS ROCK STEVE..

Thank You from Oshkosh!~ Im thinking that more will come over your way for a total cleanup! GO GET EM!

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Becoming the Establishment

In case that happens, I hope that will be only an intermediate step before liquidating itself (the establishment.) And that may be not an easy task: 1) Those in power always think that without them worse people obtain the power; 2) Job security - thus, "oath keepers" want to live off the taxpayers and be "moral" at the same time.