Here is the email, your thoughts and true opinions are appreciated.
I am a listener to your show and I have advertised on your show as well, I am a conservative and I vote republican, I have never called in to your show however this morning I felt so inclined to do so in regards to your interview with Ernest Istook, which got me thinking about how many times you have talked about uneducated voters, after listing to you are Mr. Istook this morning I could not help but think how uneducated both of you are in regards to “Drug Dealers” and people in prison. Please understand there are so many people in prison that deserve to be there and should never get out, and then there are people in prison that should not be in prison for so long we should just shoot them in the head for some of the things they have done, I am very pro-death penalty, I am so pro death penalty that I think it should happen much quicker, like days. When there is no doubt, witnesses hard proof etc, then just get rid of them, if we did that as a society we would less of the crimes that are committed.
Now, let me get to the real point of my email, it seems we have the mentality of locking everyone up, a “Just lock em up” mentality, this is why we incarcerate more women per capita in the state of Oklahoma than anywhere else, for nonviolent crimes, but Mr. Istook wants anyone that has been convicted of a drug crime to take responsibility for violent crimes, his words were that if you have had anything to do with drugs you have been responsible for violent crimes!!!!! What a crock, that mentality is so left liberal it makes me throw up. What happened to being responsible for your own actions? That is like saying hey if I sell you this gun and you go shoot someone then I am responsible? Look we are all responsible for our “OWN” actions, if I sell a car to someone and they go get drunk and run someone down is that my fault?
To the second part of my reasoning and why I say that Mr. Istook and you Mr. Campbell are uneducated, first of all our “Drug Laws” are way out of line, second not everyone that goes to prison for a drug offense was a dealer as Mr. Istook would have you believe, he says that when they all get out they will start dealing drugs again, what a complete idiot in my opinion, first of all again they “All won’t start dealing drugs” because most of them were just users, Mr.Istook did not talk about the percentage of people that are released that never get in trouble ever again, and my question to this politician and all politicians is simply HOW DO WE STOP THE RESIDIVISOM rate? Oh wait a minute once a drug pusher always a drug pusher right? WRONG, it is that mentality that keeps people in prison.
Let me say this, that no one is born a drug pusher, robber, tax evader, etc. These things happen for a number of reasons however the biggest reason for most of it is simply education from the start, but let me say where do we start, well we start from the beginning , we start from the middle and the end, simply to say we educate our children, our children that have children and our adults that have followed these paths, but not only that, we create economic growth that gives everyone all Tulsans a reason and a hope for better lives, we stop blaming everyone else and we start doing something about all of it starting today with you and Mr. Istook taking a look at the trash that you are spewing and start getting positive about what can be done, like spending more on education and economic reform and less on our prison systems. Bottom line.
One more item, did Eddie Huff really say that the republicans want T.W. Shannon only as a token Negro? Did he really say that? I heard that second hand, if Mr. Huff said that then he should be removed from your radio show, saying that is inflammatory to say the least, he is always saying how others try to keep the racial element alive and he says this? I have lost all respect for him at this point that was un called for, Does Mr. Huff actually think that T.W. Shannon has nothing to offer? Has Mr. Huff not looked at T.W. and what he is about and the success he has had? A token Negro? Really!!!! how insulting. Now if he did not say that then I apologies. But for him to say this because he has thrown his hat in for Randy Brogden, which is really what that is all about isn’t it?
So much negative crap coming from our talk show hosts and from our politicians, when what we need is real leadership, real economic growth and real education. Yesterday the US Government gave 50 million to Ukraine, what can Tulsa do with 50 Million? Last year we gave Egypt 500 million on the promise they would perform economic reform and another 500 million if they were good boys and girls, yet we do not practice the right things right here at home, oh ya and by the way look at Egypt now. (Hey where is all that money)
Now this is the email I sent to Pat Campbell this morning after the show.
Mr. Pat Campbell
You are very good at twisting what I had to say, and not a former listener at all. I was not an enemy as you have decided it should be, I had a grip and privately disclosed it, however you have decided to make it public, and you need to remember that was your choice, calling me by the name of Dick was a very poor choice. And I certainly never implied that you were anyone’s handler I simply asked you a direct question and again talking with you privately about an issue I believe was important. However since you have decided to take this public I will do the same and see what opinions there are out there on the subject.
Now I will say that if I was wrong in the assumption of your agreement with Mr. Istook then I whole heartedly apologies for this, I am not the all knowing I just have opinions like most people and again wanted to have a private conversation with an individual that I had some respect for, I did not rip into you publicly nor did I call you derogatory names I simply wanted to make a statement, I encouraged a reply from you again out of respect that I had.
I think you look in the mirror and see who the real Dick is now.