Child Safety

Over the last several months I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about a family situation and how to talk about it. I’ve debated if it needs to be talked about and if so, how to say what needs to be said. Over the last week my sister and I have started talking again for the first time since my grandfather passed away in 2011. I can honestly say that I’ve missed my sister but there were some things going on that hurt our relationship and neither of us reached out to talk about it.

Last week the unthinkable happened for my sister and a terrible thing that scares the crap out of me happened. On July 14, my father got out of jail after 12 plus years. He was in jail for possession of child porn. My sister was unaware he was getting out, even after she talked to my grandma the day before he was released.

Nicki, I did not tell you to hurt you, I told you because I felt you needed to know and I’m so sorry if I hurt you. That was not my intention.

There are people who want to talk the talk, but refuse to walk the walk. They talk about how much they love children but are willing to put them at risk. This Saturday my family is having a birthday party for my grandma, she will be 82 on Sunday. Due to current family circumstances, my family and I will not be their. 

I love my grandma with all my heart and I feel terrible that I won’t be there to celebrate this amazing day. However, I’m not willing to risk my 4 daughters being exposed to my father and I highly encourage that my cousins do the same. Please keep an eye on your kids and keep them safe.

If anyone wants to question my concern for child safety and protecting my kids, you haven’t been paying attention over the last 10 months. Protecting my daughter has been my number one priority and that has not changed now. Lexi is my world and I love Allie, Jill and Payton as if they are my own kids. I will do everything possible to protect these four girls from any danger!

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The New “Hip” Facebook Challenge 

As a 15 year Combat Veteran, I find this new Facebook challenge of posting video of people stomping on OUR Nations flag disgusting. It’s time that Facebook stand up and remove all videos of this sort. Don’t hide behind your favorite line of “freedom of speech”. 

I lost friends, I shed blood, and we were away from our families to fight for your pathetic, unpatriotic asses. 

If you don’t like what our flag stands for or you refuse to stand up for our brave men and women, past and present, who fought to give you the rights that you hide behind then pack your bags and leave.

I love America and feel that it truly is the greatest country in the world. I have fought and will continue to fight to protect the people of America, and keep us safe.

Erick Wyatt, SGT

U.S. Army (ret)

Former Candidate for U.S. Senate

God, Family, Country 

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The State of Our Education System

Right now we have a major issue in regards to education in the state of Oklahoma. I’ve included the email that I sent to Joy Hofmeister.

Ms Hofmeister 

As a concerned parent of four girls, I am writing to find out what the plan is for the Education Platform in Oklahoma. I supported Joy Hofmeister for Superintendent of Education last year as she promised change. 

Up to this point, I have heard nothing in regards to doing away with these ridiculous tests that OUR kids are having to go through on a regular basis. The kids have more pressure placed on them with these tests then we have ever had. They are told that they must make a certain score on these tests or they won’t be allowed to advance to the next grade.

When I was in school (I’m only 36) we took the Iowa Test that was one day, two at the most. It wasn’t to determine if we were going to advance, it was used to see where we placed with the rest of the students throughout the country.

Last year, my State Senator Josh Brecheen with the assistance of many other elected officials passed a bill to do away with Common Core. They also passed a bill allowing the Iowa test to be used during the current session. I highly encourage that the State Department of Education follow the guidance of our State House and Senate.

Do away with the anti-American teachings that Common Core and ACT 3-12 teach. We need to properly teach our children to have pride in America. We are the greatest country in the world but the instruction that YOU are passing down is hurting OUR children.

It’s time for a change. And when I say change, I don’t me a new name for the same program. I mean a new program.

Thank you for your time and attention to this important matter,

Erick Wyatt, SGT

U.S. Army (ret)

Former Candidate for U.S. Senate

erick@erickwyatt.com

405-213-9909

www.erickwyatt.com

I’ve included the contact information for the State a Department of Education as follows:

Phone: (405) 521-3301 
Email: sdeservicedesk@sde.ok.gov
Webpage: SDE Service Desk
Fax: (405) 521-6938
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Voter ID Laws

There has been much controversy and discussion over the past few years, if not the last few decades, over requiring identification to be presented when voting. Depending on who ever is in power dictates where the loudest screams of protest are coming from. To me this is a logical procedure to help prevent fraud at the ballot box and the possible throwing of elections. We have all seen the media reports on allegations and admissions of people voting for their candidate multiple times on election day or via absentee ballot. Another way to protect the sanctity of one of our most sacred civic duties.

You should have to present a state or federal issued identification, such as a drivers license, state identification card, passport, military identification, or many other cards issued by federal or state agencies. You have to have drivers licenses to drive a car. Identification has to presented when purchasing cigarettes, alcohol, spray paint or anything with a propellant. You have to present positive forms of identification when applying to receive federal or state benefits such as food stamps, temporary aid for needy families, unemployment benefits, buy tickets to travel, and whenever approached by law enforcement. Believe it or not you have to present identification to gain access to some of the loudest opponents to the voter ID laws, yes you have to show some form of official ID to see Barrack Obama and Erick Holder. But Sadly, not to vote.
I will propose and present legislation that will make it Federal law that official Identification be presented at the time of casting your ballot in an election, and stiffen the penalties for crimes of voter fraud and voter suppression.

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Term Limits

This nation is in need of term limits when it comes to the House of Representatives and the Senate. Far too many of our elected officials are making full fledged careers out of being in Washington D.C.. There are Congressmen like John Dingell with more than 57 years of being in office, John Conyers with more than 48 years, and Charlie Rangel with more than 42 years in office. In the Senate Patrick Leahy with more than 38 years in office, Orrin Hatch with more than 36 years in office, and Thad Cochran who has a combined House and Senate time in service of more than 40 years. In the Senate there are 32 Senators who have completed two terms four of them have just started their third term and the rest ore further along in their careers.

Time in Washington on Capital Hill should be limited to twelve years total time between the House and Senate. If they go further it seems that with the increased stature they get with committee selections and the time away from real life, they lose touch with their constituents. They increasingly vote on matters to get favor and further their power base and access to lobbyist monies for their campaigns. It is said that power corrupts but absolute power absolutely corrupts. And we have to look no further than both chambers of Congress to see examples of this.

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