Got DVDs? Send To Troops in Afghanistan!

As posted here just before Christmas, National Guardsmen (liberty lover, and former candidate for OK’s Fourth Congressional District) RJ Harris let us know via Facebook that he donated a DVD player to his unit’s USO venue and is looking for some DVDs to play on it.

With that in mind, we’ve started “Operation DVD”, to run for the month of January. Please consider looking through your DVD collection and donating a title or two to provide  some entertainment in the off hours to our troops serving under difficult circumstances.

Please send DVDs directly to RJ at the address below – he has committed to taking them to the USO venue and any duplicate titles will be given to an adjacent unit. If you don’t have any used DVDs you’d like to part with, of course new ones would be appreciated! (See below for a tip on sending a new DVD at minimum expense through Amazon.com, addressed correctly for delivery to an AFP.)

CW2 RJ Harris
1-245th AOB
FOB Tarin Kowt
APO AE 09380

We’ve started a Facebook event to help us get the word out, so if you have an account, help us out by “RSVPing”, leaving a comment, and sharing the event link with your Facebook friends.

Click to visit the Facebook

Tip on sending a new DVD for minimal expense – and sending to military addresses via Amazon.com:

Amazon.com and other online stores offer free shipping promotions. Another option is to send RJ an Amazon.com gift certificate for the average cost of a DVD.

Here are some special instructions for entering APO addresses at Amazon.com as needed (you enter APO in the city field, AE in the state field, zip code as usual and United States in the country even though shipping overseas).

A Christmas Blessing that will keep on Giving for our Soldiers Overseas

Wise Men Still Seek Him and Give Gifts

Recently RJ Harris let us know online that he had given a DVD player to the USO for his unit in Afghanistan.  Here is what RJ posted there on December 14th:

I donated a DVD player to the Dutch Restaurant which serves as our USO here on MNB-TK. Now we just need to get some movies to watch. If you would like to help out, please donate your old DVD movies for our coalition soldiers to watch during our down time. Send me a fb email and we will set something up. All DVDs I recieve will go to our little theater at the Dutch Restaurant on TK:)

R3s thought it would be nice to let everyone know how they can help them out all year long with videos for great entertainment in their off hours.  They are serving our country in difficult circumstances and we all look forward to their prompt safe return to our shores.  You can now send materials directly to the following address:

CW2 RJ Harris
1-245th AOB
FOB Tarin Kowt
APO AE 09380

Soldiers will be happy to receive the DVDs you no longer want, so use this opportunity to do a little clearing out! And there’s no need to worry about duplicated titles being sent; RJ is going to share duplicates with other units. Don’t have any DVDs you want to part with? A new one would be appreciated, too, of course. You can order things and have them sent directly using the same address via Amazon.com and many other stores often with free shipping for gift certificates (hint hint).  Here are some special instructions for entering APO addresses at Amazon.com as needed (you enter APO in the city field, AE in the state field, zip code as usual and United States in the country even though shipping overseas).

***Of course, prayers are always most welcomed and appreciated ***

The best part of Christmas is blessing others and this is something that can be done now and later too.  It will keep on giving to those serving our country throughout the year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too!

Here is a Merry Christmas from Afghanistan on youtube from other units overseas.  First one is from 2006 and second one 2010.

Music is Dean Martin singing “Silver Bells”

Merry Christmas DDO from Afghanistan

by Tony GOPrano on Dec. 18, 2010, under Politico Mafioso

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RJ Harris is a twenty-year Oklahoma Army National Guard Officer serving on his forth overseas deployment and currently stationed to FOB Tarin Kowt for the Afghanistan Surge. RJ is also a University of Oklahoma graduate in Philosophy and a third year law student (3L) at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He is a Constitutional Conservative and a prominent leader in the nation-wide grassroots Liberty Candidate movement having run a vigorous campaign for Oklahoma’s 4th U.S. Congressional District against incumbent, (R). Tom Cole. RJ has appeared on Fox News’ Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano, before numerous Tea Party candidate panels and been the featured guest on conservative/libertarian talk-radio/blogger talk programs across the country. RJ definitely plans to run for office again in the near future but must first complete his military commitment in Afghanistan.  Visit his website here >>>

Sovereignty Special! Join R3s Friday Night to Listen and Share

click here to see original post on Grassroots in Nebraska

This Friday evening 6-8PM CST, Shelli Dawdy will be filling in as host of the Axxiom for Liberty radio show on Rule of Law Radio Network for Kaye Beach. Sitting in as her co-host for the evening will be Sandra Crosnoe.

We will be discussing the issue of state sovereignty, some of the current issues impacting its status, and ideas for additional action.

Guest Line-Up Includes: Linda Rohman from Nebraska, Amanda Teegarden of OK-SAFE, Oklahoma State Representative and Sovereignty Champion Charles Key, and a very special guest former Oklahoma Congressional District 4 Candidate and currently serving in Afghanistan National Guard Air Traffic Controller Chief RJ Harris.

To listen live to the show on Friday, click on the radio icon on the top of theRule of Law site, or listen live by calling in to 512-485-9010.

Rule of Law is an independent radio network based out of Austin, TX and heard on twenty AM and FM radio stations across the country, online, and via a special call-in number.

Crunch Time in Oklahoma – Primary Vote July 27th! – Endorsements and Reference Links for You to Share

OKLAHOMA R3PUBLICANS

It is crunch time in Oklahoma again!

We encourage you to get out and vote.

Early Voting is NOW!


Primary Election is on Tuesday – July 27th 7AM-7PM

Multiply your vote by sharing info with friends and neighbors.

Add information about your local races.

Share this information via email or phone or over the back fence.

Take a friend to the polls with you on Tuesday.


Oklahoma R3publicans participate with other groups in Oklahoma to provide timely information via OKgrassroots online.  OK R3s are working to restore the republic in the Republican party in Oklahoma. Our state is one of the “reddest” in the nation and we are pleased to be a part of that dynamic.  R3s are grassroots, philosophically constitutional people of principle actively working to inspire Republicans to positive action.  We believe that powers not expressly delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states and to the people.  Our efforts across Oklahoma are focused on limited constitutional government.


We recently published our For the Win in 2010 Series Online

It is worth noting that people working to restore the republic have been involved in all phases of the primary season and are working hard to elect people with constitutional limited government principles, so in one sense this is a formal way of letting everyone know who we have been helping and working with this season.

Candidates in the Spotlight in OK GOP Primary Races 2010

Senate Districts

David McLain District 10 (Pawhuska, Cleveland, Tulsa)

Anthony Sykes District 24 (Moore to Duncan)

Tim Clem District 28 (Seminole, Wewoka, Stroud, Chandler, Jones etc.)


House Districts

Tom Newell District 28 (Seminole County)

Jason Murphey District 31 (Logan County, far North Edmond)

Jay Ramey District 66 (Downtown Tulsa)

Kyle Coulter District 94 (Del City)


Congressional Seats

CD01 Nathan Dahm

CD02 Howard Houchen

CD04 RJ Harris


Statewide Races

Governor Randy Brogdon

State Treasurer Owen Laughlin

Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello

Note:  In races not listed R3s made no endorsement and we did not list uncontested races.



R3PUBLICANS  offer these links as informational sources which may be helpful to you as voters and should not be taken as an endorsement by R3PUBLICANS.  If you know of a good constitutional conservative voter resource, please  add your information to the list below in the comments online!

OK-SAFE Non-Partisan Oklahoma Voter Guide


OCPAC is a well known conservative group in OKC led by Charlie Meadows


League of Women’s Voters of Oklahoma


General Information from the Oklahoma State Election Board


Note:  The primary is where you get to vote for the BEST candidate!


Oklahoma Primary and the Importance Thereof


I’m in Nebraska.

Why do I care what happens in the Oklahoma primary election on July 27?


By Shelli Dawdy (aka StubbornFacts)


While I do have a number of friends and contacts there, that is not what drives my concern. I have come to believe that Oklahoma is at the tip of a spear that for so many reasons, is pointing in the right direction. Oklahoma has a very strong, organic movement comprised of resolute people committed to the Constitution. It is considered by many the home of State Sovereignty and it requires less digging to find some strong legislators at their Capitol than in my own and other states.

Senator Randy Brogdon

State Representative Charles Key and State Senator Randy Brogdon, are at the top of that list; they have taken on issues like State Sovereignty and REAL ID, just to name two.

To see more of this piece continue reading here >>>

OKR3publicans Endorse the Conservative RJ Harris in CD04

Press Release for Immediate Release

Subject:  Oklahoma R3publicans Endorse RJ Harris  for Congress in CD04

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“The choice in District 4 was obvious,” noted Sandra Crosnoe for Oklahoma R3publicans,  “RJ Harris is the only Constitutional, limited government candidate in the race. Harris’ understanding of the proper role of government and his ability to articulate core principles is among the most solid I’ve seen in my many years in politics,” Crosnoe went on to say.

Harris stands head and shoulders above his incumbent opponent in the race. His love for Oklahoma, his honorable nature, and commitment to family are apparent to all who know him. His many years of service both to Oklahoma and our country, which include two active tours of duty overseas, are further evidence of a steadfast character.

RJ Harris has been actively involved in the Republican party and is clearly committed to the restoration of the republic. Through his speeches at rallies and events, Harris has been leading the way back to the Constitution and the proper role of government.  His proven character, ability to commit and persevere in difficult circumstances, and his thorough knowledge are exactly what is needed in the U.S. Congress, right now.

OKR3s urge District 4 voters to carefully consider their Congressional vote in the upcoming July 27 primary. There are only two candidates on the ballot and the winner of the primary will be the next U.S. Congressman for Oklahoma’s 4th District.

RJ Harris’ website contains additional information on issues and events.  He can be contacted via email to contact[at]rjharris2010[dot]com .

Sandra Crosnoe serves on the policy board for R3publicans and can be reached via email to sandiec99[at]hotmail[dot]com. R3publicans participate with other groups in Oklahoma to provide timely information via OKgrassroots online.

Oklahoma R3publicans are working to restore the republic in the Republican party in Oklahoma. Our state is one of the “reddest” in the nation and we are pleased to be a part of that dynamic.  R3s are grassroots, philosophically constitutional people of principle actively working to inspire Republicans to positive action.  We believe that powers not expressly delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states and to the people.  Our efforts across Oklahoma are focused on limited constitutional government.

For the Win in 2010 Series Note: This is third in a series of endorsements to be released by Oklahoma R3s. It is worth noting that many people working to restore the republic have been involved in all phases of the primary season and are working hard to elect people with constitutional limited government principles, so in one sense this is a formal way of letting everyone know who we have been helping and working with this season.

originally posted July 21, 2010 @12:00

Blockwalking in Oklahoma – A Nebraskan’s Perspective

Oklahoma Republican Voters Vocal and Not Happy.

What does that mean?

By Shelli Dawdy

Of course one night walking blocks for a couple of candidates isn’t necessarily an indicator of a trend. But it’s interesting when it coincides with national polling results in at least one important aspect. (See this Gallup poll regarding party affiliation.)

While out walking blocks yesterday in two Oklahoma neighborhoods, several folks either indicated they were no longer Republicans or would not be voting. In one instance, a gentleman who is known to be more liberty-oriented by his neighbors flatly refused to change his registration back to Republican even to vote for liberty-minded candidates. Perhaps that particular fellow is a rarity, its one thing to answer “Independent” to a pollster, it’s another matter to go to the trouble of actually changing one’s voter registration.

Maybe it’s just the particular neighborhoods walked, maybe it’s just Oklahomans as compared to Nebraskans, but when out walking a good chunk of a legislative district in Nebraska in April and May, the people who engaged in conversation didn’t indicate dissatisfaction with the Republican party. In fact, it was largely the opposite. Most simply wanted to know that the candidate was a Republican. It becomes more interesting when another fact is taken into account – because it was a legislative race and Nebraska’s legislature is a Unicameral (purportedly non-partisan), we knocked on EVERY door in neighborhoods. (Of course because we weren’t targeting just registered Republicans, we did get a few negative reactions, but a very few.)

In addition to some OK Republican voters saying that they are no longer Republican, I also encountered another interesting contrast; the number of people who went beyond simply politely accepting the material I was giving them was higher – people wanted to know more. When the candidates’ websites were highlighted on the handouts, there was general interest in visiting those sites.

From my perspective then, the OK voters listed as registered Republicans are either fed up with the party or are at least interested in putting some effort into investigating candidates. Many weren’t aware of the primary election on July 27 but were interested once told.

Of course I can’t be sure what all of this may mean for the July 27 election in Oklahoma, but it seems it might mean one of two things; enough Republicans are so disgruntled they now consider themselves Independents, they may just stay home, or challengers may stand a better chance of pulling off wins in OK than they did in NE. Apparently that seems to hinge upon voters knowing there is a primary and whether the challengers get their names and good information about themselves to those voters.

Voter turnout was low in Nebraska’s May 11 primary. There was clearly a trend by voters there to accept a person with an “R” behind their name. A general lack of inquisitiveness would readily lend itself to a trend that people would vote for the most recognizable name on a ballot and that would be an incumbent. And that’s exactly what happened. Incumbent Republicans won all of the major seats in Nebraska.

Oklahoma state law has set a 60 day deadline in advance of an election for voter registration and that happens to be this Friday.  IF many Republicans actually went to the trouble of changing their party affiliation, it would seem a priority to ensure they change it back to vote for Constitutional, limited government candidates.

Beyond that, anyone who knows of solid candidates, particularly challengers, needs to make an effort to help them get their names and information out to voters, particularly the disgruntled bunch, and motivate them to get to the polls on July 27.

Oklahomans tired of insanely out of control spending and extra-Constitutional governance seem to have some opportunities. The question is…will they take them?

It would be silly of me not to take the opportunity to pitch for the candidates that motivated me to get out and walk. They are Nathan Dahm, who is running for OK’s First Congressional District, and State Senator Randy Brogdon, who is running for Governor. Two other candidates whom I know and heartily support in OK are CD04 Candidate RJ Harris and CD02 Candidate Howard Houchen.

Reprinted with permission from StubbornFacts1776 originally released May 26, 2010

Meet the Candidates Event in Lawton Oklahoma – RJ Harris campaign videos

Debra Medina, former candidate for Governor in Texas, speaks on behalf of RJ Harris – see video below

Howard Houchen, candidate for congress in OK-CD02, makes surprise endorsement for RJ Harris at the event – see video below

Top two videos are from the “Meet the Candidate” event in Lawton Oklahoma on Saturday July 10th.  Final Countdown video is from RJ Harris’ campaign and is a composite of multiple events.

Debra Medina speaking on behalf of RJ Harris

Howard Houchen Endorses RJ Harris

RJ Harris – The Final Countdown

Sooner Republican Assembly – 2010 Endorsements

Report from Saturday, June 26, 2010 – thanks Jared!

The Sooner Republican Assembly (SRA) held its 2010 Endorsing Convention this morning. Twenty-one statewide and local candidates recieved the endorsement of the SRA, which required them to earn 2/3 of the delegates’ votes. Detailed information on the votes is available here. Those winning endorsements are listed below.

* Tom Coburn for US Senate
* R.J. Harris for US House, 4th District
* Kevin Calvey for US House, 5th District
* Randy Brogdon for Governor
* Paul F. Nosak for Lieutenant Governor
* Scott Pruitt for Attorney General
* Owen Laughlin for State Treasurer
* Janet Barresi for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
* Mark Costello for Commissioner of Labor
* John Doak for Insurance Commissioner
* Anthony Sykes for the State Senate
* Norm Seaberg, Kent Hunt, Scott Martin, Randy Terrill, Sally Kern, Charles Key, Mike Reynolds, and Mike Christian for the State House
* David Tinsley for Cleveland County Assessor
* Jim Reynolds for Cleveland County Treasurer

In addition, the SRA delegates endorsed State Questions 746, 747, 748, 750, 751, 752, and 754. They voted against Questions 744 and 757.

Two resolutions were proposed, both of which passed unanimously. The first condemned the recent decision to ban 4th District Congressional candidate R.J. Harris from future Cleveland County Republican Party events. The second was a motion of no confidence in the county’s GOP chair and vice chair.

Winning 100% of the vote were candidate Anthony Sykes; State Questions 746, 750, 751; and the resolutions. Four other candidates earned over 93% of the vote: Randy Brogdon, Owen Laughlin, Janet Barresi, and Mark Costello.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day was the race for Lieutenant Governor. The field of five includes two state legislators and the 2006 GOP State Superintendent nominee. Yet the endorsement was won by Owasso businessman and political newcomer Paul F. Nosak, who reached the required 2/3 supermajority in the third round of voting. He would eventually receive 75% of the votes.


The full delegate counts for all races considered can be read on our endorsements page.

Oklahoma: RJ Harris endorsement from Sooner Republican Assembly

RJ Harris attended four events this past Saturday. He received the endorsement of the Sooner Republican Assembly with over 80% of the vote, and he was well received by the State GOP “Spolight on the Candidates” attendees.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release)Jun 28, 2010 – On Saturday, June 26, 2010, RJ Harris attended four events: the Sooner Republican Assembly Meeting, the State GOP’s “Spotlight on the Candidates”, the Glen Beck Block Party put on by the Sooner Tea Party, and the Cleveland County Republican Women’s Club “Ice Cream Social”.  Harris was received with great enthusiasm at all four events on Saturday. Harris said “I was enthused and humbled to see so many patriotic citizens show up to the events this past Saturday.  Our fight to take back our country has never looked so promising.”

The Sooner Republican Assembly made their endorsements for state wide Republican candidates.  RJ Harris received the endorsement with over 80% of the vote. You can view these results and the Sooner Republican Assembly’s summary of the meetings activities here http://soonergop.blogspot.com.  In addition to winning the groups endorsement, “two resolutions were proposed, both of which passed unanimously. The first condemned the recent decision to ban 4th District Congressional candidate R.J. Harris from future Cleveland County Republican Party events. The second was a motion of no confidence in the county’s GOP chair and vice chair.” – Sooner Republican Assembly (http://soonergop.blogspot.com/)

One of the highlights of the day’s activities occurred when, Wanda, a lovely lady and GOP activist attending the State GOP “Spotlight on the Candidates” event, asked RJ the most important question a candidate can answer: “why are you running against our incumbent republican?”

Harris responded stating: “this particular incumbent republican [Cole] has voted for bailouts, voted for the Nancy Pelosi Stimulus Package, and he voted to fund Planned Parenthood.  No republican that has ever voted for these things should be sent back to Washington to represent the conservative constituents of Oklahoma.  This is why you shouldn’t vote for my opponent, but the reason you should vote for me is because I will fight for our individual liberty and our state’s sovereignty.  I would never vote for the dozens of liberal and unconstitutional pieces of legislation that my opponent has.”

You may view the speech that Harris gave at the “Spotlight on the Candidates” event on his YouTube channel located here: