The Trip To The Moon, Part 5
By Ms PM
Last week we touched on the importance to stop Agenda 21 and even though this blackmail charge isn’t about Agenda 21 it was the catalyst. We know the State Chamber of Commerce is intertwined in all of this Agenda 21 crap. Just as we know they do not want Agenda 21 stopped. Their supply of money, unending influence and power over every politician in Oklahoma makes their voice heard above any citizen. In the States Motion their response says, “The State of Oklahoma has no knowledge of the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce’s position on House Bill 1442 and contends it is irrelevant to this prosecution.”
We ask, irrelevant and to whom? Senator Cliff Branan or the citizens of Oklahoma?
There are some things that people just “know” and there are many folks other than Al that know beyond any doubt that turning state sovereignty over to the U.N. will supersede our Constitution and strip away our rights. Many times those we elect do not investigate the issues to be voted on, ignore genuine concerns from constituents, and rule as king. The evidence of this action from Branan is on page 32 of the Preliminary Transcript, Line 25. The question, “whom do you work for?” And the answer from page 33, line 1, “I work for the State Senate.” Branan does admit that his ultimate responsibility lies to the people of Oklahoma. It is odd that his first response was the “State Senate,” and we believe the people take a back seat.
The motion goes on to say that Al was willing to keep his mouth shut about anything he had on Branan if the Senator did what Al wanted, or as the motion says “control the Senators actions.” As what was said in a previous story, Al didn’t have anything so that statement is not true. What is true is that Al was more than willing to dig it up. Government plays this ball game every day so why is a citizen forbidden from the same unspoken rules they all play under?
Does this mean they are more important because they have more power? If you horn in on the same tactics they use are you guilty of something because you are “accused” of doing wrong? Even though you learned their game by watching the script they follow? This is an excellent example of the set of double standards governing politicians over what we the people are governed by.
Branan is the Chairman of the Energy Committee. It is his job to entice politicians to vote a certain way, this is what they all do. For Branan to say, on page 35, line 10 “That’s not my style,” he’s right up there with the 4 Pinocchio’s the President received for his “lie of the year.“ If politicians were held to the same laws as the people they govern, they would be in jail. There has never been a dirtier game as politics played on the uninformed American people that continue the usurpation of power under their noses.
This is the video taken at the Capitol for the press conference Al did regarding this issue about HB 1412 and the rumor about Branan’s infidelity.
If you take the time to listen to what Al actually said it will become clear that Branan is a master of deception and spin when it comes to the truth, regardless of him (Branan) wanting folks to believe his style is admirable.
In the Preliminary Transcript, page 32, lines 9 through 12, the State attorney asked him (Branan) this question. “Were you made aware of any kind of rumors that were—or allegations that were made by Mr. Gerhart during that press conference about an affair that you were having?” The answer from Branan, “Shortly after the press conference, I heard that he had said during that press conference that I had an extramarital affair.” The truth is that Al was told of the rumor. . . Al stated over and over that the rumor could not be substantiated and in no way was he (Al) going to accuse Branan of something that could not be proven. Only this time Branan was hoping the rumor would add fuel to his attack against Al. Al does believe that Branan was thinking that he could dig up the truth and this is why the blackmail charges were filed against him.
I refer back to part one when I began this story with what John Adams said-It would be an absurdity for jurors to be required to accept the judge’s view of the law, against their own opinion, judgment, and conscience. I also go back to my day in court as an almost juror walking away with the absolute belief that it doesn’t matter what the case is about but rather which lawyer can sway opinion based on the way the lawyer will conduct their opinion and convince a jury in their favor regardless of what the law says.
In trials, there are pretty much three types of lawyers. The first is what I’ll call a “relationship” type of lawyer. They know everyone and go around shaking hands and slapping each other on the back. They want the plea bargains regardless of the actual facts. It’s all over soon and they can get on with another case. The second type is a lawyer that prepares the brief. They are the brains, know the law inside and out and try to convince the judge to dismiss the case. The third type is the trial attorney. They are the pit-bulls. They grab on and fight to the death.
Getting to know Al over the years there is no doubt that the pit-bull will be sought out. For Branan to say that the Sooner Tea Party is a roll-o-dex of crazies, we might ask him to look in the mirror to get a firsthand look at crazy, stand there a moment longer and reflect on the image of his own corruption. Justice is supposed to be blind and laws are there to protect the rights of everyone. The STP will always fight with our pens and paper. We will investigate information and seek the truth. We believe Branan is a weed kept alive through corruption. We all know what a weed can do to a garden.
The states motion refers to a case, United States v. Irving and says, “Defendant (Al) has provided no legal authority for his legal hair-splitting, and common sense dictates that using fear to cause one to part with property, or to perform some act against their will (passing legislation they do not agree with, forgoing a challenge to some zoning change the blackmailer wants pushed through, etc.) are all forms of extortionate action.
The key words in this are “common sense and fear.” Whose common sense is the state talking about? All common sense belongs to everyone involved and common sense is relative to each situation. Common sense to an electrician is different than the common sense of an accountant. The accountant may cut a wire to remove a light fixture with sparks flying and the electrician would say common sense tells me to first shut off the power. The electrician may keep track of itemized deductions on a ledger that he can figure out but no one else can. The accountant says common sense tells me to follow a consistent accounting protocol when filling out a ledger. Are both of these examples enough to say neither electricians nor accountants have common sense?
The next word is “fear,” to cause one to perform some act against their will. No act was performed, Branan did what he wanted and ignored all concerns about HB 1412 from not only Al, but from any concerned citizen outside his district. Does this really sound like he was fearful?
I still personally believe that the Senator will make himself his own laughing stock via any information that may surface. We certainly will not have to put any words in his mouth nor be held accountable for his dirty deeds.
When the citizens of Oklahoma take the time to send emails to Senator Branan’s office and address their correspondence to the Senator it is believed that the Senator will take the time to read about their concerns, not necessarily respond, but at the least hear them out. All of the Senator’s emails never go directly to his desk. He doesn’t utilize a computer. All correspondence goes to his executive assistant, Ms. Townsend. She scans and sorts all of it. After the sorting process, not all of the emails go to the Senator, Townsend looks for those that are from a personal friend, from a constituent who’s recognizable by previous correspondence, or if she recognizes that an address given is within his district, and now, anything from Al.
So, given this testimony by Ms. Townsend in the Preliminary Transcript on pages 8 and 9 it shows that Senator Branan will only have the privy of emails from those within his district. His actions affect every citizen in Oklahoma and his callus lack of acknowledgment to those outside his district are pretty much wasting their time attempting to contact the Senator. When the Senator sits in a court of law under oath stating that he does what is best for all of Oklahoma it is easy to call him out, place a liar - liar butts on fire tag to his sorry ass, and know he could care less about what you have to say regarding any bill that comes up for a vote. For anyone paying attention, this is a transparent glimpse into Branan’s actions speaking volumes over the words he uses to pander to the people of Oklahoma. This testimony from the Senator is exactly why I believe he is making himself his own laughing stock.
This is a little of what is going on with this blackmail case. Some of it is based on feelings and feelings are not facts. Some of it is fact and some of it definitely questions some things stated as fact. There is no doubt that an undercurrent of truth, justice and corruption is about to erupt. The questions are for each of our readers to answer for themselves. Will the truth come out or will the corruption continue? There is a lot at stake for all of us because if they can manufacture felony charges out of whole cloth then none of us are safe if we have something they want or if we get in the way. We welcome everyone to show up for the showdown on May 5, 2014.
Next week we will have a story of yet again another massive example of corruption coming out of the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s office. More questions will be obviously…unanswered.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.—Edmund Burke