In last week’s state-of-the-state address, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt outlined some of the carefully planned, polled and plotted things he’d like to see accomplished in 2020 as part of his never-ending, totally arbitrary quest to make Oklahoma a Top 10 state.
He also took the opportunity to reveal some of the important things he’s learned as governor. Check out this snippet from his speech:
The greatest challenge before us today is government bureaucracy.
In my first year of public service and as the chief executive, I have found government too big and too broken…
Oklahoma has the 20th highest land mass among states, the 28th largest population, and yet, we have the 9th most state agencies out of all 50 states. This is unacceptable.
There is no value to having more agencies than other states; it has not solved our Bottom Ten rankings in critical categories.
Wow. Can you believe it? Kevin Stitt’s observations about state government totally conform and ascribe to his conservative anti-government ideology! What a shock! I thought he was going to say that his observations from working in government didn’t align with his indoctrinated conservative philosophies and values, and that his first year of public service has been a massive learning experience that’s led to a deeper, more practical understanding of the complexities of government and its role in society, and in the process, caused him to reexamine his entire worldview.
Seriously, I can’t believe that didn’t happen.
That being said, Comrade Stitt does have a point – Oklahoma has way too many government agencies. In fact, according to the state website, we have 207 of them. Here are the 10 Kevin Stitt should destroy immediately in his quest to make Oklahoma a Top 10 State.
Polygraph Examiners Board
I think we’ve all watched enough true crime documentaries and Forensic Files episodes to know that polygraph testing is junk science and a totally unreliable method to determine if someone is telling the truth, unless, of course, you fail the test. Then it’s fine for law enforcement and the media to use it against you!
As a result, we should leave polygraph testers alone just like we do fortune tellers, mystics and chiropractors, and let them practice their voodoo science outside the eyes of government regulation.
Oklahoma State University (Stillwater)