Archive for August, 2011
By Donald S. Conkey
Educational issues cause political controversy – always have and always will. Some educational issues, like the current school board Ed-SPLOSH renewal issue, can even lead to political fire storms. But this current issue is only a candle compared to the school board issue that was created in the late 1990s.
During the 1990s Cherokee County was in the middle of its transformation from being primarily an agricultural community to becoming a bed-room and retirement community for Atlanta following the building of I-575 through the heart of the county. The county school superintendent was then an elected position and the county school board found itself without the expertise to make the transition from a static school population to a rapidly growing school population and was on the verge of losing its accreditation. That issue created a huge fire storm. Read the rest of this entry »
By J. Randolph Evans
As the 2012 elections approach, voters are starting to pay attention.
Everyone agrees that cable news and the internet (including Twitter and
Facebook) have changed the world – especially the way voters get their
information. Both cable news and the internet give them what they want
when they want it. Yet, local media coverage remains an influential
part of the voter decision-making process.
Every Georgia officeholder, candidate, and political party knows who the
bad reporters are. But, there are some very good local media sources. Read the rest of this entry »
The Madison Forum is pleased to announce the addition of the Madison Forum’s mobile website, optimized for your smart phone. There is nothing else you need to do, just point your smart phone web browser to www.MadisonForum.org and the software will automatically take you to the mobile website.
On the mobile site, you can still read and comment on the great articles posted on MadisonForum.org, access meeting details and “Like” us on Facebook. You can even look up how to contact your state and federal elected officials.
However, the mobile site has a lot less graphics, ensuring you are not running up data charges downloading graphics instead of information.
The mobile site should work with most mobile devices (5,000+ to be exact), even if your phone is not a smart phone.
Be sure your data plan allows for web access as standard rates from your phone company will apply. There is no charge from the Madison Forum for accessing the mobile website.
By Les Dunaway
Our friends in the Republican Women of Cherokee County have noted some recent actions which have led them to begin legal action against the White House.
First, an end-run around the Congress who rejected the “Dream Act”
- ‘BACKDOOR AMNESTY?’ OBAMA HALTS AUTOMATIC DEPORTATION OF ILLEGALS
- UPDATED: OBAMA’S NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER = OBAMA‘S ’DREAM ACT’
Second, White House spends $2.2M on buses for a three day trip
By Donald S. Conkey
Will the great congressional compromise of 2011, over the national debt ceiling, soon be forgotten? Maybe! And maybe not! What happens following this ‘great compromise’ will depend on how the parties to the compromise honor their commitments or if either party, or both, reneges on their commitments. History tells us that the actions of congressional leaders have not always been ‘trustworthy.’ No wonder Americans have so little trust in their Congress.
The proof of the pudding for this compromise will be determined by members of Congress, whether or not they will get a handle on the debt and bring spending under control. If they don’t America as it has existed for the past 225 years will vanish, over time, from history, as have many other nations who have ignored the principles of governing laid down by Jefferson’s ‘Creator’ via the Founding Fathers. Read the rest of this entry »