Knowing the Daily Kos community is the best when it comes to especially political commentary. . .and something I'd rather not contribute to (therefore showing my ignorance on such subject matter. . .uh. . .in a comparison sense). . .I have to send the following news out to the community and make sure I didn't get one of those Snopes type of emails (i.e., the website that says "yea" or "ney" to authenticity). If the information I just received and red is true, then I sure as hades will begin looking at things more differently given where I live (New Mexico). But please. . .someone out there slap me upside the head and tell me this report about Oklahoma's political and human rights stance is highly exaggerated. Or not.

Meanwhile, I am still preparing this week's intended diary, another au natural piece (on something scenic and mellow, as in an informative tour to another epic Colorado Plateau masterpiece). Ergo, NO WORRIES (meaning there's a chance I, too, may one day join the rank and file of political and human right pundits. That's not going to happen).

The contents of the email follows. . .(continues after the fold)


                                     Moving to Oklahoma?

If so, maybe you better stop and have a think on the matter. Here's why. . .

Oklahoma is the only state that Obama did not win even one county in the last election...

While everyone is focusing on Arizona ’s new law, look what Oklahoma has been doing!!!

An update from Oklahoma's State Government:

Oklahoma law passed, 37 to 9 an amendment to place the Ten Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol. The feds in D.C., along with the ACLU, said it would be a mistake. Hey this is a conservative state, based on Christian values...! HB 1330

Guess what..........Oklahoma did it anyway.

Oklahoma recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants, and ship them back to where they came from unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen. They all scattered. HB 1804. This was against the advice of the Federal Government, and the ACLU, they said it would be a mistake.

Guess what..........Oklahoma did it anyway.

Recently we passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all illegal's to the Oklahoma database, for criminal investigative purposes. Pelosi said it was unconstitutional SB 1102

Guess what.........Oklahoma did it anyway.

Several weeks ago, we passed a law, declaring Oklahoma as a Sovereign state, not under the Federal Government directives. Joining Texas , Montana and Utah as the only states to do so.

More states are likely to follow: Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Carolina's, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi and Florida. Save your confederate money, it appears the South is about to rise up once again. HJR 1003

The federal Government has made bold steps to take away our guns. Oklahoma, a week ago, passed a law confirming people in this state have the right to bear arms and transport them in their vehicles. I'm sure that was a setback for the criminals The Liberals didn't like it––But....

Guess what...........Oklahoma did it anyway.

Just this month, the state has voted and passed a law that ALL drivers’ license exams will be printed in English, and only English, and no other language. They have been called racist for doing this, but the fact is that ALL of the road signs are in English only. If you want to drive in Oklahoma , you must read and write English. Really simple.

By the way, the Liberals don't like any of this either.

Guess what...who cares...Oklahoma is doing it anyway.

And so, Daily Kos community, you tell me. . .is this the wave of the future for some states? Will such aggressive and mean-spirited actions taken by legislators also rollover to other issues, like gay rights? Or hanging folks in effigy for advocating global warming preventative mandates? Or banning people who wear turbans or veils across their faces? (To mention only some topical issues.) While I'm at it I might as well pose the rhetorical question: "Whatever happened to cherished Constitutional Amendments? No, let me pose an equally rhetorical question: "When did fascism and religious fanaticism and redneckism become a way of life as mandated by state legislators slugging it out with the feds?

Do tell!

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