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Tue March 26, 2013
No "Black Helicopters" at State Capitol
A state environmental group says Oklahoma lawmakers are wasting their time focusing on legislation intended to feed an extremist agenda. The Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club specifically targeted a bill by Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City dealing with an international takeover of Oklahoma the environmental organization says doesn’t exist.
Kern’s legislation is intended to keep the state and other entities from implementing parts of the United Nations Agenda 21.
“Our elected officials should be more focused on making the lives of our citizens better and not on extremist rhetoric to fire up their political base in elections,” says Oklahoma Sierra Club director David Ocamb.
“Let me be clear. There is no global conspiracy. Black helicopters are not about to land on the capitol’s parking lot,” says Ocamb.
Kern says the law is needed to protect Oklahoman’s property and other rights.
The Sierra Club says it supports legislation intended to provide a plan for drought relief and to make it easier for local farmers and ranchers to sell their products.
The organization also wants lawmakers to pass bills that would increase the amount of passenger rail service in Oklahoma.