The dangers of performance legislation
• Letter to the Editor
May 16, 2021
With so many true emergencies facing our state, it is disheartening to see a bill like HB1775 rushed through the legislature, signed by the governor and implemented immediately on an emergency basis. The time and attention diverted from issues like healthcare, education and infrastructure damages and endangers Oklahomans.
While it is dubbed as anti-critical race theory, a theory taught in graduate schools and professional training, the bill is almost unlimited in scope because of its vague language and subjective nature. Barely over one page long, the text of the bill makes it illegal to te...