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Tulsa County GOP Committee Members Newsletter June

Tulsa County GOP Committee Members Newsletter June

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Published by TC Ryan


"When plunder has become a way of life for a group of people living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it." — Frédéric Bastiat


"When plunder has become a way of life for a group of people living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it." — Frédéric Bastiat

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JUNE, 2013M O N T H L Y N E W S L E T T E R
By TC Ryan 
My heart goes out to all who have lostso much in the tornadoes.
 What my heart, and my head, cannot get under wraps is the type of response from those on the leftto the devastation. From a Daily Show producer, toa Rhode Island senator, to the Huffington Post; the
left has shown their true colors. And it ain’t pretty.
I am proud of the response from our electedleaders, the Oklahoma Republican Party, and allOklahomans who have come together to help oneanother in this time of need.
As Senator Tom Coburn put it “Oklahomans havethe spirit necessary to rebuild their lives” and as the
link provided proves, Oklahomans are more thanwilling to help their neighbors in that rebuilding process.http://newsok.com/oklahoma-tornadoes-acts-of-kindness-are-seen-as-businesses-others-donate/article/3828417 The link only provides a fraction of the lovingsupport Oklahoma has received not only from our own, but from around the country. It almost makesone wonder, with so much voluntary supportsteaming from the free market, should the federalgovernment get involved with the situation at all?I believe as our 
debt continues toincrease well over $16 Trillion, and our dollar continues to decline in value, the spirit of Oklahomans within free market voluntarism isthe best solution for task at hand.June 11
is right around the corner and it is animportant day for Tulsa and Tulsa County.June 11
is your opportunity to get out the votefor the next mayor of Tulsa. There are twoRepublicans in the race, Bill Christiansen andincumbent Dewey Bartlett.Whomever you support, be sure to support themat the polls for whomever advances this roundwill do so to take on Kathy Taylor. Keep inmind; although this is a nonpartisan primary, acandidate must receive 50% +1 in order to win.To keep Taylor from reaching that magicnumber, everyone must get out the vote!Also up for grabs in Tulsa is the city auditor  position in which two Republicans are running,Josh Lewis and incumbent Clift Richards.If you live in Tulsa County District 3, you willalso have the opportunity to vote for a newCommissioner.There are a number of qualified Republicans
running in this special election to replace FredPerry who has resigned due to health concerns.John Wright, Don Crall, Ron Peters, and BrandonPerkins are all vying for your vote. Take some timetoday to look them up on Facebook and on their websites to make an informed decision.
TC Ryan speaking on government interventionat the March Against Monsanto
 I had the opportunity to speak at the March againstMonsanto Tulsa on May 25
and it was aninvaluable opportunity as it afforded me the chanceto reach out to Tulsans who might not have heardabout the principles of limited government before.There are strong cases in favor of and opposed toMonsanto and their products. You should researchthe issues and make your own decisions. My talk addressed the issue of corporatism, or cronycapitalism, corporate welfare, the government picking winners and losers, or how ever else youwould like to define the intervention of the federalgovernment into the market.If our party is to grow, then we must be the partyof limited government and endorse liberty with our  policies reflecting the rhetoric.When our elected officials use force of government through regulations and legislationto artificially promote one type of industry,corporation, or individual over another in themarket, we the consumer always lose out.Case in point, the IRS and the EPA usinggovernment force to alter the market by targetingthose who they do not agree with politically. The
 problem isn’t necessarily the ‘Departments of’
themselves, though I would advocate for their complete abolishment, but our elected officialswho neglect their duties and continue to allow for 
government to grow beyond it’s Constitutionally
restricted size and scope.What do we do? Always follow the money,campaign donations, political action committeesand the like, keep an eye on how your Representative votes to ensure it is the principlesof liberty and conservatism that they are adheringto, and stay active and vigilant within the political process.TC Ryan, State CommitteemanTulsa CountyTryan@TulsaGOP.org 
GOP State Committee Members JoannaFrancisco and TC Ryan with State Rep. KenWalker and State Senator Nathan Dahm
By Joanna Francisco
“There are people who think that
 plunder loses all its immorality assoon as it becomes legal. Personally, Icannot imagine a more alarming
Why is it that actions that are illegal anduniversally accepted as immoral suddenly, as if bymagic, regarded as both moral and legal by manyof our fellow citizens when performed by peopleacting in some official role under the banner of government? Why is plunder illegal for some, butlegal and acceptable for others?And what is legal plunder?
But how is this legal plunder to be identified?Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other  persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another bydoing what the citizen himself cannot do withoutcommitting a crime.Then abolish this law without delay, for it is notonly an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals. If such alaw -- which may be an isolated case -- is notabolished immediately, it will spread, multiply,and develop into a system. The person who profitsfrom this law will complain bitterly, defending hisacquired rights. He will claim that the state isobligated to protect and encourage his particular industry; that this procedure enriches the state because the protected industry is thus able to spendmore and to pay higher wages to the poor 
 Acceptance of this argument has indeed led to asystem of legalized plunder that we really shouldreject if we are to be the moral people John Adams
spoke of when he said that “our 
Constitution was made only for a moral and
religious people”. Last time I checked, it was
still immoral and sinful to steal from others.Suppose my neighbor is hungry. Of course it is amoral act to feed him. But suppose I came to youand stole money from your wallet and used thatmoney to feed my neighbor.Do the ends (feeding my neighbor) justify themeans (theft)? If you were the one from whom Istole, you would no doubt consider my actionsimmoral, illegal, maybe even evil. You wouldrightly feel violated, aggressed upon.But what if I was able to convince enough peopleto pressure enough legislators to pass a law thatthen made it legal for me to come to you, robyou, and redistribute your property to benefitsomeone in need? By the magic of government,does an immoral act suddenly become moral,legitimate, virtuous?Those darned welfare recipients.
Wait a minute. The welfare recipients aren’t the
ones in the legislature passing laws that legalize
redistributive theft. They aren’t employed in
cushy taxpayer funded positions within agencies
that carry out the act of theft. They aren’t the
ones who will come and arrest you if you refuseto pay up. Now suppose there is an industry or a particular corporation that, for whatever reason, finds favor with those in key policymaking positions ingovernment. Perhaps it employs lobbyists whowere former legislators. Imagine if legislationcould be written that would protect suchcorporation or industry from the risks associatedwith the free market. Suppose regulations andlegislation could be fashioned in such a way thatwould limit competition, or even impede new businesses from entering into the market in thefirst place.

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great newsletter, thanks to TC and Joanna for all the great info!
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