Sovereignty could make Oklahoma stand out

By Carrie Coppernoll Modified: May 6, 2009 at 12:15 pm •  Published: May 6, 2009
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This is it: Our chance to shine.

Without the pesky interference of the federal government, Oklahoma can finally do what it wants.

State legislators took the first steps toward independence this week when the House of Representatives approved House Concurrent Resolution 1028, which gives Oklahoma sovereignty.


The point of the resolution is to tell federal lawmakers and the president to stick to their jobs as outlined in the U.S. Constitution and quit handing out federal money to failing companies, said the resolution’s author, state Rep. Charles Key, R-Oklahoma City. The resolution now moves on to the state Senate.

I know this resolution is for posterity and posturing, but I think we should take this seriously. I like the idea of a sovereign Oklahoma. We can do all kinds of cool stuff if we’re independent.


Go to the Olympics. Forget national tryouts. Oklahoma can send its contingent of athletes to compete in the international games. We’d be smack between Norway and Oman in the opening ceremonies, and in the summer games, the Norwegians would just look silly compared to us. Our team can be led by Jonathan Horton, the precious gymnast from University of Oklahoma.


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