Jonathan Small | September 8, 2017

Equivalent evils

Jonathan Small

In 2009, as the Oklahoma Legislature was considering a resolution commending a local rock band, a member of that band caused a controversy when he appeared in the gallery wearing a shirt bearing the hammer and sickle emblem of the old Soviet Union. One wonders what would have happened had he worn a shirt bearing the Nazi swastika.

Of course, he would have been shunned, and rightly so, for flaunting the emblem of a hateful and murderous system. As we’ve recently been reminded, that swastika symbol is reviled by all decent people. So what was up with the hammer and sickle, the symbol of an equally vile ideology that killed even more victims than Nazism?

Read the rest over on The Journal Record.

Jonathan Small President

Jonathan Small


Jonathan Small, C.P.A., serves as President and joined the staff in December of 2010. Previously, Jonathan served as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, as a fiscal policy analyst and research analyst for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and as director of government affairs for the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Small’s work includes co-authoring “Economics 101” with Dr. Arthur Laffer and Dr. Wayne Winegarden, and his policy expertise has been referenced by The Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, National Review, the L.A. Times, The Hill, the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. His weekly column “Free Market Friday” is published by the Journal Record and syndicated in 27 markets. A recipient of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s prestigious Private Sector Member of the Year award, Small is nationally recognized for his work to promote free markets, limited government and innovative public policy reforms. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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