NOT FOR SALE!
Concerned citizens of Oklahoma County challenge the necessity of the recently proposed turnpike project Driving Forward and seek to inform all Oklahomans of its far reaching effects. This project has already disrupted many lives, and fuels the angst of rural Oklahomans. The turnpike project is cloaked in secrecy. We hope to shed light on their goals for our community and the state. We invite people on all sides of this issue to share in what we've learned.
OKLAHOMANS DESERVE ANSWERS!
Governor Fallin has recently joined forces with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) to announce the launch of “Driving Forward”. Oklahoma is already 2nd in the nation for most miles of toll roads, with over 600 miles currently in use. If turnpikes equal wealth and prosperity, why is Oklahoma so deeply in debt? Why are the roads you drive on daily in such poor shape? How will spending almost $1 Billion dollars on detested toll roads create stability? Residents and businesses question claims that economic growth will follow turnpike construction.
OKLAHOMANS DESERVE BETTER!
As questions swirl, residents in the path have more fundamental issues at hand. How can the government take my land for a project that is based on commerce? What were the motivations of local Harrah City Council that lead them to approve a turnpike project that cuts the City of Harrah in half?! What is the motivation behind the Turnpike Authority’s sudden interest in promoting rural growth, instead of responding to it? Do Oklahomans know that the Turnpike Authority has 30 or more other pre-approved projects waiting in the wings? If eminent domain is enacted in Eastern Oklahoma County, the precedence will be set. No city in Oklahoma will be safe from the hungry eyes of the Turnpike Authority. Please join us in saving our homes, our lifestyles, and our pride in being rural Oklahoma residents! Help us share our message to the Turnpike Authority that our state deserves better!
Keepin' It Country
All pictures taken locally in Harrah, Luther, and Choctaw.
“The only legitimate purpose of government is to protect the lives and property of its citizens.” ― Mike Klepper