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Charles Phipps
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Government employee, political and technology watcher, annoyer of liberals.
Government employee, political and technology watcher, annoyer of liberals.

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This will be my final post on OK Politechs. I have had great difficulty for quite a while in motivating myself to write.  Writing has never come easy for me and I’m finding that the time required to write a post with which I’m satisfied is something I’m…

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Legislative sessions in Oklahoma are usually rife with contention, last-minute budget deals and unconventional bills and this year has certainly been no exception.  With this year’s budget still being a huge question mark, cuts are already happening and…

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Oklahoma State Senator Anthony Sykes - Supporter of Highway Piracy

For more than a year I have been reading about civil asset forfeiture and the need for reform.  Stories of law enforcement seizing assets, usually cash, from innocent people on the side of the road have become rampant as the media, many politicians,…

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Technology has always been ahead of the law, or so the adage goes.  Smartphones, internet-enabled vehicles, wristwatches, health monitors, home video cameras and other devices have all been part of the discussion around privacy and technology. …

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Todd Starnes of Fox News has reported on a water tower in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma that has roused the ire of atheists in another state.  The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based atheist organization, routinely inserts itself into matters in…

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Signals Intent To Abandon Religious Liberty

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) is now the one person in that state who will decide if Georgia will enact a religious liberty bill that provides for the protection of First Amendment freedoms or if the state will abandon religious liberty in favor of…

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The Left's Fascination With Che Guevara

Che Guevara was a Marxist guerrilla, communist and murderer who led the Cuban revolution along with Fidel Castro, overthrowing Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista and plunging Cuba into decades of harsh, communist rule.  Since January 1, 1959 when Batista…

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I Will Never Join the Trump Cult. Ever.

With his victory in Florida and most of the other states holding primaries this past Tuesday, Donald Trump’s chances of becoming the Republican nominee for president have only increased.  It appears likely that there will be a contested convention this…

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There will always be people who think they know better than our Founding Fathers.  Year after year, someone always comes along and advocates changing a process that has been in place since 1787.  David Blatt, executive director of the Oklahoma Policy…

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Predatory Loans or Free Market?

Last week, Oklahoma State Senator David Holt announced on Twitter that he was pulling Senate Bill 1314 after public opinion came out strongly against the bill, saying he did not feel it would pass.  The proposed bill would have allowed companies in…
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