Turnips: It’s What’s for Dinner

As the results of the United Kingdom’s referendum vote to exit the European Union has shown us: elections matter. We are already seeing a wave of voter’s remorse sweep the country. Apparently, many voters in the UK didn’t understand the ramifications of leaving the EU, or were so convinced that their vote wouldn’t really matter, that they voted to leave as a kind of protest vote against… Continue reading “Turnips: It’s What’s for Dinner”

Foxes, Monkeys, Elephants & Donkeys

We should all look more deeply at one long-simmering issue that may be actually be a root cause of many of our other problems. Oklahoma‚Äôs distressingly low voter turnout and the lack of citizen participation in government contributes to every other problem our state faces, including the current budget shortfall. Continue reading “Foxes, Monkeys, Elephants & Donkeys”

Restoration, not Revolution

We no longer need to imagine the possibility of a destructive revolution in this country. Today we endure a system of government which operates ostensibly under the same constitution we have long enjoyed. We have elections where votes are cast and counted, a robust separation of powers and an extensive web of checks and balances seemingly in full effect. This external veneer belies the true nature of our government. Continue reading “Restoration, not Revolution”