In defense of life, liberty, and property.
How County Government Works
Ever wonder how local government works? What does "local government" even mean?
Make plans now to hear how Tulsa County’s Assessor John Wright, Clerk Michael Willis, and Treasurer John Fothergill each explain the function of their offices, their roles, and, most importantly, how we can track where our tax dollars go.
“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created them; male and female he created them.”
— Genesis 1:27
“You shall not murder.”
— Exodus 20:13
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
— Declaration of Independence, 1776
“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
— 2 Corinthians 3:17
“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious they have more need of masters.”
— Benjamin Franklin
“And what is liberty, whose name can make every heart beat, and which can agitate the world, but the union of all liberties, the liberty of conscience, of education, of association, of the press, of movement, of labor, and of exchange; in other words, the free exercise, for all, of all the inoffensive faculties…”
— Frederic Bastiat, The Law
“You shall not steal” formally acknowledged the right of property. (Exodus 20:15)
“Property must be secured, or liberty cannot exist.”
“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”
— John Adams, Founder
Property exists in many forms — real, tangible and intangible, the work of your hands, etc. Your body is your property as well.
“Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.”
— John Locke