Good Government

Jonathan Small | December 22, 2017

What makes Christmas special?

Jonathan Small

Christmas is a time of giving and receiving gifts in honor of the greatest gift of all. Those who celebrate remember that the God who created us also loves us.

From its origins to our celebrations, Christmas is about relationships and communities. In the United States today, and here in Oklahoma, we face questions about both. Some of our well-intentioned public officials think the best way to build a community up is from the top down. They think the best way to help people who desperately need help is outside of the context of human relationships. Such ideas are alluring, especially to those with power in their hands, but they are wrong.

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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