This is a: One Time Gift Monthly Donation

Close Donation Form

Constitutional Freedom
Free Market Friday: Fixing future budgets

March 2, 2018 - 8:58am CST

Some expenses are unpredictable. Will the transmission go out next month? Or, will it keep going for years? Other costs are predictable based on behavior. Keep grinding the gears and the transmission will fail. This year, Oklahoma is set to become the most incarcerated state in the country. We alre... READ MORE

Unlocking Oklahoma: Criminal Justice Reform in 2018

March 1, 2018 - 3:22pm CST

It’s been nearly two years since the passage of State Questions 780 and 781, but legislative work toward reforming Oklahoma’s justice system lags behind the progress made at the ballot box. Oklahoma’s incarceration rate remains second highest in the nation, 78% above the national average. Without s... READ MORE

Event Video: Religion and America

February 20, 2018 - 3:33pm CST

American government sits on a foundation that includes, prominently, the Bible. In fact, no book was more referenced by the leading American Founders. In many homes of the time, the Bible was the only book. Children learned from it, adults read it, and public discourse was full of references or allu... READ MORE

Three Important Judicial Reforms

January 30, 2018 - 11:05am CST

Oklahoma’s Supreme Court district boundaries have not changed since the 1960s. While people have moved around, those lines have stayed the same for half a century. This isn’t merely unfair—it also hurts the quality of our judiciary for basic reasons described by James Madison. In "The Federalist Pa... READ MORE

Two Reforms for TSET

January 30, 2018 - 10:47am CST

By Trent England He approaches you on the sidewalk and asks for money. He does look a little disheveled, maybe down on his luck, but something catches your eye. In the cart behind him is a cashbox with its lid partly open. In fact, the lid can’t close because it’s packed to overflowing with twenty-... READ MORE

Enact Criminal-Justice Reform

January 29, 2018 - 4:07pm CST

Thailand is a third-world country notorious for human rights abuses and a corrupt criminal justice system. So it should not come as a surprise to learn Thailand puts more women behind bars per capita than any nation on earth. Oklahoma, however, incarcerates women at double the rate of Thailand. Our... READ MORE

Know the Facts on SQ 640

January 29, 2018 - 3:59pm CST

By Jonathan Small Some Oklahoma lawmakers are looking to wage war against SQ 640, claiming it confines government by making any revenue-raising measures impossible to pass. But that’s not true. If you want to regulate speech, you belittle the First Amendment. If you want to confiscate guns, you vi... READ MORE

Free Market Friday: Learning from the Health Department

December 15, 2017 - 8:49am CST

Tens of millions of dollars are missing; criminal investigations are underway. Officials at the State Department of Health, it seems, misspent funds and misled the public about it for at least six years. Some of the money came from the federal government, meaning those involved could face federal ch... READ MORE

Free Market Friday: SQ 640 protects taxpayers

December 1, 2017 - 10:27am CST

If you want to regulate speech, you belittle the First Amendment. If you want to confiscate guns, you vilify the Second Amendment. In Oklahoma, if you want to reach into taxpayers’ wallets for more cash, you denounce the constitutional protections established by State Question 640, which was approv... READ MORE

Oklahoma Bar Association, Far Left Attack Scott Pruitt

November 1, 2017 - 2:32pm CDT

By Jonathan Small A liberal U.S. senator investigates a member of the Trump administration. The storyline is uninteresting, except that the target is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, and the senator’s strategy involves filing a complaint with the Oklahoma Bar Assoc... READ MORE

Select Policy Center: