Friday, December 15, 2006

Brad on the Issues

Reprinted from Concerned Citizens of Today:

After reading over a post by Red Stater about where certain Democrats stand on the issues, I got a little interested in how our illustrous (sort of) governor here in Oklahoma stands on some other important issues so I checked it out. Here is what I found:

Abortion
"Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape."
"Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered."
"I am pro-choice because I feel this is a deeply personal choice that the government should not be involved in. I do oppose late-term abortions unless the woman's life is in danger."

Drugs
In 2004, he supported a law that soon became the national model in the war on meth. By restricting over-the-counter sales of a key meth ingredient, pseudoephedrine, Henry helped shut down meth labs across the state. Many other states and the federal government copied Oklahoma's law.

Education
Build the best possible public schools & universities.
Passed a lottery 100% dedicated to education.
Raise teacher pay.

Gun Control
Henry is an advocate for gun rights. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and has received 'A+' ratings from the ORA and NRA.

Health Care
Make quality health care more accessible and affordable.
He spearheaded efforts to raise the tobacco tax and change the health attitutdes of Oklahomans.
Helped enact a new ban on smoking in public areas.

Tax Reform
Henry implemented both targeted and broad-based tax relief throughout his time in office, including the two largest tax cuts in state history. In June 2006, he signed legislation to decrease the personal income tax rate from 6.25% to 5.5%, with further decreases possible.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for mentioning my blog...
    (i think)
    The context of Brad Henry being in my piece was with regard to my being able to take a bunch of democrats and "evolve" or morph them into one candidate by selectively choosing them issue by issue.

    Governor Henry was selected for his view on the 2nd Ammendment only.

    "Democrats for life" members were selected for Abortion and John Kerry was selected for his view on Gay Marriage (providing that view had not changed)..etc.

    I'm pretty sure someone could do the same thing for Democrats by using a variety of Republicans to come up with one ideal candidate...but I'll leave that to others.

    Thanks again,
    -red stater

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