Oklahoma City – The surge of victories for metro-area Liberty Candidates that started in the City Council/School Board primary elections earlier this month continued today at the Oklahoma County GOP Convention, with establishment candidates suffering a near-complete sweep.
The convention got off to a contentious start, with the establishment candidates, led by now-former County Chairwoman Evelyn McCoy, making often-times angry, defiant, and self-aggrandizing pleas for re-election, touting their successes while at the same time chastising the Liberty movement’s demand for censure of Senators Lankford and Inhofe for failing to support the challenge to the illegal slates of electors from states rife with election fraud.
Despite nearly every single precinct signing a censure resolution, the Rules and Platform Committee abjectly refused to allow the motion to be a part of the official order of business, killing any chances of a vote on the measure. This proved to be the final straw for the staunchly pro-Liberty crowd, giving them the momentum necessary to carry the day.
As a result, the incumbent County Vice Chair Ken Warner was able to secure the County Chair position in a resounding victory. Pro-Liberty candidate Gaylene Stupic easily beat Scott Hasson for County Vice Chair, and Porter Davis survived two rounds of voting to outlast incumbent Ronn Cupp and challenger Leslie NesSmith for State Committeeman.
The lone establishment incumbent who survived a challenge today was Jenny Schmitt, who defeated Leslie NesSmith for the second State Committeewoman. Schmitt was the incumbent 5th District Committeewoman, but was nominated from the floor to run for the open State Committeewoman slate when it was left vacant by Linda Huggard. Leslie NesSmith was also nominated from the floor for the State Committeewoman position.
The last pro-Liberty candidate to secure victory was Ignite Liberty’s President, Bryan Armstrong, who won the 5th District Committeman position unopposed. Incumbents Valorie Filippo and Jerome Montgomery secured the two 4th District Committeeperson positions unopposed. Incumbent Kathi Holloway retained the other 5th District Committeeperson position unopposed.
Aside from the censure resolution not being allowed a floor vote, the most disturbing part of the day was a motion by Larry Stein, the Oklahoma County Property Assessor, to strike the support of the right to property from the party platform in favor of “right to pursuit of happiness.” In doing so, he claimed that “there is no right to property. There’s property rights, but no right to property.” The motion carried by the slimmest of margins, as easily half of the room was left aghast at the astonishing ignorance of the proposal.
While the right to property is technically not in our Declaration of Independence, anyone who has studied the writings of our Framers would know that it was in the original draft. The only reason it was taken out is because the Northern Colonies feared that the Southern Colonies would use it to claim a permanent “right” to slavery.
Even the Foundation for Economic Education, not necessarily a staunch bastion of conservatism, noted the Framer’s passionate believe in the right to property, stating:
“A reading of the important founding documents, however, shows clearly that the Founders held property rights to be as important as other human rights. In fact, at times they insisted that the right to acquire and possess private property was in some ways the most important of individual rights. Only one who ignores the history of the founding period could deny that the men of that era held the right to private property in high esteem.”
In fact, anyone who knows the Marxist agenda knows that the destruction of the right to property is of one of the tenants of their Agenda 2030 platform. The World Economic Forum recently stated in a propaganda video for Agenda 2030 that “we would own no property, and be happy.”
Belief in the right to property has been a fundamental platform of the Conservative movement for as long as it’s been alive. The fact that this right was removed from the Oklahoma County GOP Platform is telling, and shows how completely inept the establishment is in fighting the Marxist takeover of our culture. Fortunately, this notion will be passionately challenged, as the new pro-Liberty District Committeepersons have pledge to fight it at the State Convention.
While the Liberty movement is still reeling from the stolen Presidential Election, it is safe to say from the events of this month that they are not sitting idly by. Freedom’s flame still burns bright in the hearts of Oklahomans, and it has found a new champion.
– Copyright, Ignite Liberty, 2021