Roy Lee Lindsey Defends Right to Farm - Warns Against CriticsWed, 20 Jul 2016 16:56:37 CDT
As election season approaches, Roy Lee Lindsey, executive director of the Oklahoma Pork Council, says the Right to Farm camp will be ramping up its promotion for a vote in the affirmative for State Question 777.
According to Lindsey, it will be imperative to keep the campaign positive and in the front of voters’ minds as it is likely the opposition will be working equally hard to convince them of the contrary. Their arguments, however, Lindsey says are completely unfounded as they attempt to make the proposal an environmental issue.
“If you listen to our opposition, this is all about water,” Lindsey said. “This has nothing to do with water. Doesn’t have anything to do with water quality, doesn’t have anything to do with who owns water. Never has and it’s not going to.”
Lindsey asserts that critics of the question are reaching for excuses as to why people should vote no. He compared the parties in favor of the legislation, citing that virtually every ag related entity in the state has endorsed it. The opposition he says consists of groups including The Sierra Club and the Humane Society of the US (HSUS). He says the true mission of these organizations is to put people like him out of business. Lindsey believes that there is no way to compromise with people that think he, his business model, and his way of life, should not exist.
Lindsey warned listeners to be mindful of misleading information and distractions by the opposition. He encourages voters to do their own research and engage the campaign with any questions that may come to mind.
“When we leave a room we feel really good about how we’ve communicated our message,” Lindsey said, “and that we’ve answered their questions and given them comfort in what we’re trying to do.”
Start your own research on SQ777 now by visiting the Oklahoma Right to Farm website.
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