Today we celebrate our Independence Day! The day when our forefathers declared they wouldn’t go silently into the night, but we would take a stand for freedom and liberty; and a stand against tyranny. Take time today to read the Declaration of Independence. Refresh yourself with the eloquent language used to describe the foundation that was laid for our nation. A foundation based on the self-evident truths that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights- among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Declaration is the foundation for the fact that governments are instituted among men to defend these rights. Governments are not created to run our lives, but their sole purpose is to protect our self-evident, God-given, Constitutionally-protected rights. Rights like freedom of worship and religion, freedom of speech, right to self defense, trial by jury, and many other enumerated rights, as well as certain rights that are not expressly listed in the founding documents.
The Declaration of Independence also provides a call for new leadership when necessary: “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” Under our system of government, we have the chance at the ballot box to throw out those who are pursuing a long train of abuses and usurpations, and to instead provide new Guards for our future security. Those currently in office are pursuing invariably the same Object of absolute Despotism. They are violating the very Constitution that they have sworn an oath to uphold and defend; and the only way to get government back to serving the people and defending our rights rather than violating them is to elect new leadership to stand Guard for our security.
We scored a huge victory at the primary election on June 26th. The other candidate moving on to the run-off election on August 28th out spent us almost 3-to-1 and only received 124 more votes than we did. This was a huge win for our campaign, a win for the grassroots gong against the money machine trying to buy the election, and a win for the people of Oklahoma. It isn’t over yet. The stage has been set for round two and we are already gaining steam for the August 28th run-off election. We’ve had new volunteers contact us to help out, more donations are already coming in, and people are fired up to send a message that we will no longer accept this long train of abuses and usurpations of our rights and freedoms, but we will instead stand together with those running to serve as Guards for our future security.
The Founders signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that it meant they would be up against the full force and might of the British Empire. Yet, they mutually pledged to each other their lives, their fortune, and their sacred honor. Those of us involved in this campaign have given much of our lives to serving others, we’ve given of our fortunes- large and small alike, and we’ve sacrificed our sacred honor through the mud slinging, lies, falsehoods, and attacks launched by others. And we’ve stood strong. We’ve stayed in the fight. And we will continue to stand strong, to stand for what is right, and to work tirelessly to get new Guards elected for our future security. August 28th is the run-off election and one of our last chances to get a strong servant of We the People into the Oklahoma State Senate. Will you stand with us? Click one of the links below to volunteer or to donate. And you can always forward this email to family and friends, direct them to our website, keep us in your prayers, and help in many other ways as we stand strong and move forward to our victory in the August 28th run-off. Until then, thank you for those who have stood with us, those who are continuing to do so, and to all those throughout the history of our great nation that have paid the supreme sacrifice so that others may be free and have a Happy Independence Day!