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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Constitution

Patriot acts

An organization tracking anti-government patriot groups finds growth in Oklahoma mirrors what is occurring nationwide.


News

Clifton Adcock
Twenty years ago this month, federal agents surrounded a remote cabin in northern Idaho after the man inside, Randy Weaver, refused to surrender on weapons-related charges.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The toll of Islamophobia


Letters to the Editor

Jillian Holzbauer-Frazier
“Islamophobia” has become a prominent buzzword in the realm of political rhetoric. Some see it as the pinnacle of a climate of discrimination in America; others view it as a smear tactic to inhibit free speech. What is the real pulse of our great nation when it comes to the delicate balance between freedom of religion and freedom of speech?
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A question of equality

A state question on next month’s ballot seeks to ban affirmative action in the public sector.


News

Rachel Curtis
A state question appearing on the Nov. 6 ballot would effectively end affirmative action for women and racial minorities in the public sector statewide.
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cars and guns


CFN

Gazette staff
Q: When is a car not a gun?
A: When it’s a car.
 
Monday, January 28, 2013

The biggest problem with guns


Letters to the Editor

Thomas Baines
I have spent much of the last 75 years in both military and civilian service under arms. I was born and grew up in rural Oklahoma, where I learned that firearms were tools, not toys or status symbols.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hard rain’s a-gonna fall


CFN

Gazette staff
Does it just set your teeth on edge that your license plate bears the image of a sculpture of a Native American performing an ancient religious ceremony? If so, worry not, weary motorist and teeth-gnasher. Oklahoma City pastor Keith Cressman has got your back.
 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A giant step toward equality


Commentary

Scott J. Hamilton
Last week, I witnessed something I never expected to see in my lifetime. When I heard the ruling of the Supreme Court declare that the U.S. government can no longer discriminate against me or my friends, I wept. Now, at last, my marriage to my husband will be recognized in our own country.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

City officials respond to MAPS 3 legal challenge


News

Tim Farley
An attorney challenging the constitutionality of the MAPS 3 vote has promised to reconsider his fight against Oklahoma City.
 
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

America it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Hear ye, hear ye! Benjamin Franklin lives! Okay, not quite. But TheatreOCU Artistic Director Lance Marsh will bring the founding father back to life for National Constitution Day in a performance to honor the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. The resurrection takes place at 6 and 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on the Oklahoma City University campus, 2501 N. Blackwelder Ave.. Admission is free. Call 208-5000.

Monday—Tuesday

 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

MAPS threat lingers

Issues remain and voters react after questions were raised about constitutionality of MAPS 3 projects.


News

Tim Farley
Vowing to avoid a political battle, Oklahoma City attorney David Slane contended this week that his research into the constitutionality of the 2009 MAPS 3 measure is aimed at protecting the public. Recently, Slane and his legal team questioned whether the ballot language violated the state’s single-subject rule, which prohibits unrelated issues from being placed on a single ballot question. The MAPS 3 ballot centered on a sales tax extension that would finance eight separate projects.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
 
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