Values Are More Important Than Trump


Defeating Hillary Clinton is all that matters. Nothing else. That’s the argument of all the people who can admit what a degenerate Donald Trump is but say we should support him anyway.

In spite of the fact that Trump’s values and positions over the years are in conflict with the values and positions of most of the delegates who nominated him, we are supposed to support this man for president of the United States. Others, like myself, believe that supporting such a man would do permanent damage to the conservative movement, to the Republican party, to our Christian witness for those who value it and to the pro-life movement.

To support Trump is to reject morals and values that most Republicans have espoused for generations. Say goodbye to any credibility in the future of complaining about the moral failings of any candidate from any party. That right has been forfeited by those who support Trump. It’s ludicrous to watch Republicans defending Trump by using all the same arguments that Democrats used to defend Bill Clinton when his affairs and sexual […] → Keep reading

Ted Cruz Does Not Speak For Me


I get it. I don’t agree with it, but I get it. Ted Cruz’s endorsement of Donald Trump late last week was not all that surprising, considering the circumstances. Trump has been doing better than expected in the polls and Cruz is facing the possibility of a tough reelection for senator in a couple of years. Trump even suggested that former Texas governor Rick Perry would be a good pick to challenge Cruz. So Cruz became opportunistic and endorsed Trump, explaining his decision by citing some policy differences between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

After all the negative things Cruz has said about Trump, he endorses the man for president of the United States. The man he called a sniveling coward, a con man, utterly amoral, a narcissist, a serial philanderer, a bully and a pathological liar. The man he refused to endorse at the GOP convention, telling everyone to “vote your conscience.” The man who called Cruz’s wife “ugly” and said Cruz’s father was part of the JFK assassination.

So what changed? What transpired in the last few weeks to […] → Keep reading

The Modern Lynch Mob


Mention the word ‘lynch’ and you’ll invoke thoughts of historical events of days gone by, blacks being hung from trees by racist mobs, the Ku Klux Klan, or some western movie you saw with the local sheriff standing in front of the jail with a shotgun, holding off the murderous mob of citizens who are intent on stringing up a prisoner. Lynching has not been confined to the United States, but it is certainly been more prevalent in our country than in others. Lynching as most people think of it has all but disappeared, but it has been replaced with a new form of lynching that can be done with a keyboard.

Over the past couple of days I have seen numerous articles, columns, posts, editorials, tweets, etc about the shooting of Terance Crutcher by a Tulsa police officer. If you’re not familiar with the shooting, this article by ABC News is fairly detailed and an unbiased description of the events. There is a key sentence at the beginning of the article that is apparently irrelevant to a lot of […] → Keep reading

On Second Thought

I can’t do it. I can’t close out my site and give up my voice. Having everything I’ve written in the past few years removed from availability also wasn’t a cheery thought. After much thought and encouragement from some who don’t want me to stop writing completely, I have decided to keep the site going. But there will be some changes.

The site will be retooled with a different theme and will, hopefully, be more reader-friendly and more writer-friendly. Wordpress is certainly feature-rich but it can also be aggravating at times.

If you haven’t already deleted my site from your RSS links, please don’t. After some experimenting with design and features, the site shall return sometime this summer.

Thanks for your patience.


Final Post


This will be my final post on OK Politechs. I have had great difficulty for quite a while in motivating myself to write. Writing has never come easy for me and I’m finding that the time required to write a post with which I’m satisfied is something I’m no longer willing to invest. I have other projects that have been receiving most of my time and I have decided to allow my domain to expire as scheduled on September 3, 2016. My website will be available until that day but I will not be posting again.

I do plan to stay active on Twitter and you can follow me at @cmpokc. I will also be keeping the OK Politechs Facebook page up and running and will be sharing there when time permits. If you don’t already, please follow my page.

Thank you to all who have read or subscribed to my blog over the past several years. There was no point in writing if no one was reading.

And much thanks to Larry Jackson of Political Realities. When I […] → Keep reading