Robert McDowell

March 27, 2014

Recently, U.S. Attorney General, Erik Holder suggested to the state attorney generals that they should not take action to defend duly enacted state laws or constitutional provisions that define marriage as between one man and one woman. This, in my […]

March 20, 2014

In the current session of the Oklahoma Legislature, a bill was submitted in the Senate that would mandate the presidential electors, elected by party by a majority of the Oklahoma voters, to cast the Oklahoma electoral votes for the candidate […]

March 13, 2014

At the World War II Vets of Tulsa weekly meeting on February 13, one of the members who participated in the Battle of the Bulge furnished me with a printout of an e-mail he had received which shows an interesting […]

February 27, 2014

Recently, a small and well-buried story in the daily paper in Tulsa caught my eye, since it was headlined: “Beretta to build firearms plant in Tenn.”  The  sub-headline read: “The gunmaker says the state’s support for gun rights was a […]

February 20, 2014

There has for some time been a question in my mind about what business the state has in requiring a license for a couple to be married. This has become even more a question with the proliferation in recent years […]

February 13, 2014

In the Tulsa World issue of January 26 was a story with a legislative topic which carried the headline of “Lawmakers look for constituent contacts” which attracted my interest.  The sub-headline stated, “Few state lawmakers ever hear from the voters […]

January 30, 2014

On December 10, 2013, there was in my e-mail box a message, forwarded, with a news report that the last remaining manufacturer of lead bullets in America was closing down its operation after dropping a planned substantial expansion. The stated […]

January 23, 2014

On January 14, U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern announced his decision that the Defense of Marriage Act, an amendment to  the Oklahoma Constitution that passed with a 75-percent majority vote in 2004, was “unconstitutional.” To his credit, he immediately […]

January 16, 2014

One of the news items of 2013 was that the Colorado Legislature passed and governor signed into law a draconian limit on the size of ammunition clips that could be manufactured and sold in the state. There was an outcry […]

January 9, 2014

Again we come to the end of an old year and the beginning of a whole new year. Many are inclined to totally forget the past and start with a clean slate.  That is a good idea, provided that the […]