It’s become common, if not entirely expected, that when a liberal leftist, individual or group, doesn’t like a new law or policy put in place, they get personal, often attacking whoever was behind the idea.
Unsurprisingly, that’s precisely what happened in March when Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt sided with his state’s agricultural and cattle industries to keep their economy moving forward. In an effort to increase sales for those industries and encourage his citizens to enjoy their benefits, he declared a whole week in that month to now be called “Meat All Week,” according to The Oklahoman.
Of course, PETA, a national organization against animal cruelty and meat consumption, wasn’t happy about the newly designated week and couldn’t help but resort to name-calling. In fact, the group created a billboard that showed up near the downtown area of Oklahoma City that read, “Oklahoma, Home of Meathead Gov. Kevin Stitt!”
Clearly, the billboard was supposed to be offensive and possibly even anger the first-term governor and former real estate businessman. However, Stitt seemed to be almost proud of the new nickname and decided to have a little fun with it.
Instead of having it torn down or writing some nasty phrasing in response, Stitt took a few pics of the sign and posted to them to his Facebook account along with the comment, “Looks like a great spot to grill some burgers….”
And grill some burgers he did.
Within hours, the Republican governor had organized an impromptu cookout right under the oversized PETA billboard. He even operated a grill or two and served any participating Okie willing to get their daily fill of meat.
Later in the day, Stitt posted a video of the event on his Facebook, showing himself flipping some burgers and promising to do what was best for his state’s economy no matter how much leftist groups like PETA pushed for him to do otherwise.
He wrote, “Thanks to my friends at the Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association for a great night! As governor, I will ALWAYS stand with our beef, chicken, and pork producers and protect and defend Oklahoma’s entire agriculture industry.”
The meat-loving governor made sure to later clarify that there is nothing wrong with being vegan or vegetarian, just as there is nothing wrong with eating meat. The point is that it is your right and the constitutional freedoms that allow us to make those decisions for ourselves.
And as long as he is governor of Oklahoma, Stitt will make sure that the personal freedoms of his citizens aren’t trampled on just because some leftist group doesn’t like the idea of eating meat.
He told The Oklahoman, “It’s all in good fun. Oklahomans know that. We’re going to stand by our agriculture industry and our personal freedoms and the freedom to go vegan if you want or to eat hamburgers if you want.”
It’s important to note that the right to eat meat is not the only one Stitt has recently made a splash over.
With the help of GOP-led legislation, Oklahoma has become a sanctuary for common-sense laws in recent years and months. Under Stitt, the Sooner State has implemented regulations that ban critical race theory in public schools, allowing children to learn without being pushed into anti-American ideas or told that they are wrong or evil for simply being born with one skin color or another.
In addition, the state is making moves to protect the Second Amendment rights of its citizens, keep oil and gas industries up and running, and ensure that livestock businesses still have a place to call home.
Although, it is noted that efforts like these in the state shouldn’t have been all that hard to come by. After all, Oklahoma is a state in which all 77 counties, even those who are entirely urban, voted in former President Donald Trump’s favor last year.
Suffice it say, it doesn’t look like the political left will be getting a foothold in this mid-western state any time soon.