Image by The Littlejohn Collection via FlickrI received this in an email, and I thought y'all would enjoy it! Maybe we can petition our Governor to join the Republic of Texas!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Here is what my call to anyone would be regarding this surprise ballot
Hello this is your Tulsa County Assessor
Ken Yazel. Calling to alert you to a very serious matter.
The County I serve is the highest taxed county in the state of Oklahoma. The city of Broken Arrow is the highest taxed City!
While most of us were vacationing this summer, the local leaders have put forth a ballot issue to raise our taxes even higher.
Higher taxes should not be a part of any plan for our future!
Please join in voting NO on Tuesday August 11th. You must voice your opinion at the ballot box to stop these high taxes.
Hope you agree.
- $8 million to convert the existing military armory at Kenosha Street and Lynn Lane Road into a public safety complex to serve as headquarters for the police and fire departments and an emergency operations center. (What's wrong with our current HQ? Is the City of Broken Arrow trying to pull a Kathy Taylor, and just move because they want to?)
- calls for an $8 million expenditure to add a second story and equip a long-discussed conference center that will sit next to a privately funded hotel in the StoneWood Hills development. (Why should we spend PUBLIC MONEY, on a PRIVATE BUSINESS? Instead, give the business an incentive to move here through tax incentives!)
- seeks voter approval to use $140,000 OK’d in 1993 to provide loans for business owners wishing to renovate facades of businesses along Main Street between College and Memphis streets. Wooden said some loans were made, but none have been requested in recent years, leading the city to propose a broader economic develop use for the funds within the entire downtown area. (If the money is no longer needed, give it back to the citizens of Broken Arrow!)
- involves a shifting of five street improvement projects approved in 2004
• Olive from Kenosha to Houston - two lane with turn lanes only; full curb
and guttering; open drainage.
• Olive from Houston to Washington - two lane with turn lanes only; full curb
and guttering; open drainage.
• New Orleans from Ninth St. to 23rd St. - three lane the entire length; curb
and guttering on arterial intersections only; open drainage.
• Washington from Main to Ninth St. - three lane to east end of Arrowhead
Parking lot; full curb and guttering; open drainage.
• Ninth St. from Albany to Omaha - four lane, except five lanes at arterials
and Juneau; curb and guttering on arterial and Juneau intersections only; open
(Let's complete the projects we voted on last time, instead of moving them because the City can't get landowners to sell their frontage at an absurdly low rate!)
Polls open at 7 a.m. Monday. See this week’s Broken Arrow Ledger for a complete list of polling places and copies of the ballots that will be used.
VOTE NO ON ALL 4 ISSUES!!!
Something is fishy, alright! That something, is the haste with which the Obama Administration, and the Democrat-led House and Senate, are pushing through legislation. You guys are in such a hurry to push your agenda, that you don't even stop to read the Bills!
Now, you want people to report other people for
opposing your agenda?!?!?!?
The opposition is growing, and will continue to grow, as long as you continue to ignore the questions of the American People. Answer the questions at the Townhalls, and you won't get shouted down. Be transparent, like you claimed in your campaign. The Tea Parties, and the Town Hall protests, are a by product of this Administration's policies and actions.
Demonstrate to the people that you really are listening, and trying to find the best solution, and not just dictating to us the way we will live.
The US Constitution is a document dedicated to Limited Government and personal Freedom and Responsibility. A Nanny state is "not sustainable", to use one of your favorite catch phrases.
Thank you for your time.
Please add me to your list of "Enemies" who oppose the President's Policies!
Friday, August 7, 2009
About the American Liberty Alliance
Who are we?
The American Liberty Alliance is first and foremost an organization that is focused on promoting other people. It doesn’t exist to be in the spotlight, but rather to help create the spotlight and put other people in it. So for the local activists, ALA provides a national network of other activists as well as the infrastructure to bring national attention to your local issue, not the other way around. The ALA has grown out of other successful grassroots movements. ALA’s founders were an integral part of the #DontGo movement in August 2008 that forced Congress to address bans on offshore drilling. In the Spring of 2009, many of ALA’s founders were leaders in the Tax Day Tea Parties across the country. Having founders from these movements, and others, the American Liberty Alliance’s roots are most definitely grassroots.
The American Liberty Alliance believes there are strong and effective activist groups across the country fighting for limited government and free market principles. That said, we also feel that the free-market movement is lacking in mass collaboration. We believe we can help glue the various pieces of the movement together to create a unified effort.
With regards to our political beliefs… we’re not a political organization; Rather, we’re a free-market minded web infrastructure that is organized by individuals who believe in personal liberties and limited government regulation.
Our mission is simple. The American Liberty Alliance strives to provide a place of collaboration for Free Market movements The People The American Liberty Alliance has thousands of volunteers across all 50 states of the union and we’re growing our membership by leaps and bounds. Many who help lead our efforts have worked hard for the movement over the years and deserve much credit. We’ll try to provide this credit through our various web projects and constant flows of content.
The American Liberty Alliance is a place of collaboration for free market movements The American Liberty Alliance was started to fill a void among liberty minded organizations. Somewhere between large national organizations and local activists, there was a gap. Groups seemed too focused on folding activists into their own efforts and not supporting the causes and efforts of the activists themselves. American Liberty Alliance began with that focus in mind – making the local activist a priority and building opportunities and interaction around them. The type of online infrastructure and community we’re building is going to be very important over the next four years. ALA offers something that no one else does, and that’s the willingness to put personalities aside, listen to our members, and focus on the issues important to them. We’re going to engage on a very local level. We’re also going to build the infrastructure so that we can respond very quickly to emerging issues and situations.
Our objective is to provide a place of collaboration for Free Market movements. We are looking for County and City coordinators for the American Liberty Alliance- Oklahoma, so if you are interested, please join the facebook group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=117305178828 and sign up through the website http://oklahoma.americanlibertyalliance.com/ if you feel that you can fill that role. Also, Please list Jai Blevins as the person who referred you, so that I can go to the national conference in September. I can't afford to go, so I have to win the contest! Thanks, Jai Blevins American Liberty Alliance- Oklahoma firstname.lastname@example.org
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