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Every American should read "1984." Written just after WWII, this chilling dystopia predicts – with stunning accuracy – what happens when free speech is obliterated, as well as the nightmare effects of censorship.
We pass two budgets every year, the amended budget to account for changes during the current fiscal year, and the “big” budget for the next fiscal year.
Unlike the federal government, which hasn’t passed a balanced budget since Bill Clinton, the budget is always the General Assembly’s biggest priority.
As a state legislator, I try to refrain from speaking about national issues that do not have a direct impact on Georgia and hope to remain as nonpartisan as I can. However, I feel I must comment on Virginia’s recent election.
I started my “political career” as a “Concerned Citizen” who spoke out at a local school board meeting. Having volunteered nearly a decade as …
Despite what you have been told, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger negotiated an honorable exit to Vietnam. After decades of being handcuffed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the U.S. military was finally allowed to do their jobs when President Richard Nixon authorized “Operation Linebacker,” the widespread bombing of Hanoi. Stunned, the North Vietnamese immediately came to the negotiating table, which resulted in the Paris Peace Accords in 1973. All U.S. combat troops left Vietnam peacefully two months later.
The 2021 session of the Georgia General Assembly is finally over, and I can honestly say that most people on both sides of the aisle are glad. It was a very contentious session, far different from the happy collegiality we knew just a few years ago.
“Our decisions, the laws we pass, carry the weight of authority; but only when it’s with the consent of the governed. And that consent is only…
Several important bills passed the House this year, none more important than the budget.