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Oklahoma Convention Challenge Fund Now Active!

After the tremendous outpouring of support show nationally by supporters of the cause of Liberty, the Oklahoma Conservative Values Delegates - also known as the Parking Lot Patriots - have formed a "Legal Defense Fund". I prefer to call it the "Convention Challenge Fund". Specifically, the purpose of this fund is to pay for the attorneys involved and offset travel and lodging expenses of those making the complaint. A website - www.okliberty.com - has been set up to coordinate fundraising and share information, including Rules, laws, and evidence. The complaint was delivered on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012.

In the last two weeks, a legal entity has been formed, a tax ID number obtained, and a bank account opened for this specific purpose. The Treasurer for this organization (Oklahoma Conservative Values Delegates) is Lukus Collins, a well known activist for Liberty and Ron Paul in the Oklahoma City area. Mr. Collins is a party to the Complaint and is a Delegate to the Republican National Convention, elected at the 5th Congressional District Convention. He was also a Delegate to the State, 5th District, and Oklahoma County Conventions in 2012.

The Parking Lot Patriots

The Assistant Treasurer for this organization is Jake Peters, who many have become familiar with for his efforts at both the GOP State Convention and the 1st Congressional District Convention. During the State Convention Jake was selected to be one of the floor leaders "inside" and was the Chairman "outside", where he was elected as one of the At-Large National Delegates. He was also instrumental in the 1st Congressional District Convention effort to hold the Republican Party to it's own Rules. He is from Broken Arrow, in Wagoner County, near Tulsa.

Others involved in the official complaint are Steve Dickson (your author of this post), also elected as a Delegate to the National Convention from the 5th Congressional District (and the other floor leader inside during the State Convention), and Jerry Essary, Jr., Chairman of the Beckham County GOP and Delegate Alternate to the Republican National Convention, from the 3rd Congressional District.

The other two officers of the "Parking Lot Patriots" are Brady Wright, National Delegate from the 3rd Congressional District (Parliamentarian) and Ryan Underwood, elected At-Large National Delegate outside at the State Convention (Secretary of the Parking Lot Patriots).

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Oklahoma Convention Challenge Fund!

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Please ask for a refund...foreigners cannot contribute

Your enthusiasm is appreciated but foreigners are prohibited from funding any U.S. election-related activities. Here's a quote from the Federal Election Commission Foreign Nationals Brochure:


The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly. It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that ban or to solicit, receive or accept contributions or donations from them. Persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment.

Even if you don't personally worry about breaking U.S. election laws, please understand that any U.S. person who is involved in accepting illegal foreign campaign contributions has also broken the law and can be subject to fines or imprisonment. Here's the relevant quote from the Federal Election Commission Foreign Nationals Brochure:

Under Commission regulations it is unlawful to knowingly provide substantial assistance to foreign nationals making contributions or donations in connection with any U.S. election. 11 CFR 110.20(h). "Substantial assistance" refers to active involvement in the solicitation, making, receipt or acceptance of a foreign national contribution or donation with the intent of facilitating the successful completion of the transaction. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to individuals who act as conduits or intermediaries.

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Thanks for doing this Steve. You guys in Oklahoma are setting a great example for all the other states that have been cheated. This is exactly the sort of effort needed to focus everyone's frustration. Everybody needs to vote Steve's post up!!!
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Mr Dickson, do you guys have

Mr Dickson, do you guys have a paper check destination point? Dont want to put my CC online....

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Physical Address

Yes of course - I should have included that. Please send any written correspondence to:

Oklahoma Conservative Values Delegates
c/o Lukus Collins
2221 NW 45th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Thank you very much!

This is Critical...

For what it's worth, I cannot emphasize enough how important this legal defense fund is.

What happened in Oklahoma, was more than just circumstantial evidence suggesting the wrongdoing, it was a blatant and obvious violation of the convention rules by power hungry tyrants.

There is no dispute that the Oklahoma GOP broke the rules when they refused to take a roll call vote on the delegate slate. For heaven's sake, they put the Paul supporters in a different room and then relied on a voice vote! For those of you who are lawyers, you understand the significance of a case of undisputed facts. The only questions that remain, are legal questions, such as (1) What were the rules of the GOP convention in Oklahoma? (2) Were the rules followed? and (3) What is the remedy?

Now I know that this case is gonna be an uphill battle, but let me remind you that Oklahoma has 40 delegates at stake. I am by no means an expert in election law, but I am a lawyer and I know good facts when I see them - and these are good facts.

With a good lawyer, who knows he is not working for free, this is a legal challenge that we need to make. But if we don't have money to pay the legal fees, we've already lost.

This is more than just talk. I'm putting my money where my mouth is and just donated $300. I strongly urge everyone who supports Paul to do the same.

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. ~ Thomas Jefferson

good luck on your challenge.

I wish you good luck on your challenge.

Just chipped in $100.00

I'm one of the Conservative Values Slate delegates properly elected in the parking lot, and I am going to fight to be recognized in Tampa. I'm ready and willing to pay my own way and contribute to our legal efforts to see this happen, but any help from the liberty community will only make it that much more powerful and possible.

Good stuff

Now this is what a legitimate legal defense organization looks like. It gives you their names rather than demanding yours. I chipped in.

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I'm ashamed of you guys on Daily Paul

I just saw this and it was posted last night. I'm the only person who has up-voted it so far and it is 9:30 am CDT. As big a stink as everyone made about the shenanigans in Oklahoma and all the excitement about a top notch legal team....this is what it gets. No reading, no up-votes and no contributions. This is pathetic.

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I know, the potential for serious impact here is huge...

Keep this in the spotlight.

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. ~ Thomas Jefferson