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Opinion

April 16, 2013

THE PEOPLE SPEAK — Wake up Muskogee protect your freedoms

— Have citizens of Muskogee gotten tired of their freedoms being continually taken away by Congress? Can you remember when there has been any good legislation to help, like reducing taxes, cutting spending, decreasing regulations or any other positive legislation from Congress?

This week, in the Senate another effort was made by the administration, Harry Reid and his followers to strong-arm and push through bills that Obama wants, whether We the People like it or not.

This one involved the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution from the Bill of Rights. Instead of a Constitutional Convention, Congress, especially the Senate thinks it can push through any anti-American, anti-Constitutional bill it thinks they want and especially what the “president” is campaigning for. This was seen with the so-called “Obamacare” bill, the most controlling of any bill previous to it. The issue is how do we stop this un-American procedure and prevent it from spreading in the future?

Good people of Muskogee and Oklahoma look at how our congressional representatives vote. Do you know how Dr. Tom Coburn voted this week? Notice how he has been voting in the last year especially. He was known as Dr. No. Now he has joined the “liberals” on many votes. The reason or cause is unknown, but the effect is obvious. He is no longer a political conservative.

Wake up out of your slumber. If you’re doing nothing, you’re part of the problem. The pen is still mightier than the sword. Let Sen. Coburn, Rep. Mullins and others know that you’ve had enough and you’re not going to let our nation keep taking away our rights and freedoms.

GARY VAN ANTWERP

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