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Folkertsma ‘obfuscates,’ fails to make case against progressives

The title was “Progressives Destroy Constitution” and the author, a Dr. Marvin Folkertsma from some place called “The Center for Vision and Values” where Cal now apparently turns when he’s looking for an answer but not a reason.

Most noticeable in Dr. Folkertsma’s endless chain of quotations was the absence of any quotation from even one of the 55 men who attended the Constitutional Convention. Also noticeably missing was any evidence to support the title which in his defense, may or may not have been the author’s. Read More»

Chamber: Regional transportation SPLOST is good for Fayette

Last week, the Georgia General Assembly, in an overwhelmingly bipartisan effort, passed legislation that allows voters to decide in regions throughout Georgia if they want to approve a 1 percent sales and use tax for regional transportation investments.

As a broad overview, the legislation creates 12 regional districts across the state. “Regional roundtables” comprised of local elected officials (county commissions chairs and a mayor from each county) will develop a project list to be voted on by citizens in the 2012 general primary. Read More»

FreeSpeech for 04-28-10

Who would of thunk it? Tina Fey leading the cheers at all those Tea Party tax protests. That chick is a dead-ringer for Sarah Palin.

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Dave stories

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Found more notes from my interview with Dave. I closed a recent column with a story about a fatal airplane collision and little boys delighting in a treasure hunt for pieces of a shattered P-40.

I offer these vignettes as a glimpse of a young man’s life during the Great Depression and the Korean War years.

When Dave was 14 he worked at Welsh’s Auto Body in St. Petersburg, Fla.. During the war, people couldn’t buy new cars and took Old Faithful to a body-shop, whatever it took to keep her running. It was the heyday of auto repair. Read More»

The price of freedom

David Epps's picture

I attended a funeral service last Saturday morning. I didn’t know the deceased or his family, although I know one of his very close friends. Robert W. Collins was eulogized, mourned, honored, and remembered at Fayetteville’s New Hope Baptist Church, possibly the only church in the county large enough to hold the massive crowd gathered for the service.

First Lieutenant Robert Collins, a 2004 graduate of Sandy Creek High School and a 2008 graduate of the United State Military Academy at West Point, was killed in Iraq on April 7. Read More»

An oppressed minority

David Epps's picture

There is a minority group of American citizens who, more than most, are feeling more and more oppressed. It’s not because of their race, their religion, or their sexual orientation. This group is made up of small business owners and the oppressor is the government of the United States. Read More»

It’s your money: demand some accountability

Steve Brown's picture

Let’s talk about your money. First of all, there is no such thing as “government revenue.” That is your money. Second, there is no such thing as “government debt.” You are paying the debt, not the government.

The revenue and the debts resulting from government actions belong to the citizens. Your elected representatives can get you in a whole lot of trouble, but the buck stops at your home address. Our performance in the voting booth or our apathy is the source of our communal money problems. Read More»

Week 10 update: State has eliminated 7,000 positions in 2 years

Matt Ramsey's picture

Last week the House convened for legislative days 34-36. With only four days left in the legislative session the pace of bills on the floor has picked up tremendously. The time remaining where a bill can come out of committee and still be considered by the full House is almost at an end, so a tremendous amount of activity has occurred in recent days by members and committees alike attempting to move important legislation out of committee and on to the floor of the House. Read More»

Progressives destroy the Constitution

Dr. Marvin Folkertsma's picture

One of the most telling moments in the healthcare reform debate occurred when Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trademark expression of perpetual astonishment kicked into hyper-drive after a reporter inquired about the constitutional status of ObamaCare. Pelosi paused and asked, “Are you serious?” Read More»

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