Archive for December, 2011
By: J. Randolph Evans
Ever wonder how judges get to be judges in Georgia?
Well, in Georgia, there are two ways to get to be a judge. First, get elected. Second, get appointed.
Getting elected is pretty straightforward. Georgia elects its judges. Anyone who meets the legal requirements for being a judge can qualify with the Georgia Secretary of State during the qualifying period and appear on the ballot. It is a non-partisan election.
Just The Numbers, Mam
By Les Dunaway
On Wed, the 14th, Reuters published an excellent summary of the situation in Italy. From my reading, you can apply the same lessons to Greece, Portugal, Spain, France and (possibly) England.
When I read it, I got chills because all that’s required for it to describe our country, in a few years, is to change some names. We are not as far down the Road to Serfdom as the European country. This is, however, a reminder of the wisdom of Ronald Reagan when he said:
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free — Ronald Reagan
Please read this and visualize how our country could become what these people have and vow to no let that happen.
Just The Numbers, Mam
By: Les Dunaway
The announcement by major world banks that they’ll funnel money to European banks is the latest step in the saga of “Let’s borrow more money so we can keep spending”. Only, this time it’s “Let’s print money we don’t have and loan it to people who won’t pay it back at cheap rates so they can keep spending.” [read] [read]
Here’s a good analysis of what will happen when Europe finally crumbles.
Here’s another from the other side of the pond.
Several of the European countries have tried to implement “austerity” programs – that’s politco-speak for “cut social programs and union feather-bedding”. There were prompt riots which made it clear “You can’t take away our free stuff!”.
By Donald S. Conkey
How many of the last two generations remember, or even care that yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the day America entered World War II, a war that caused the destruction of 50 million people. Eighty years before that, in 1861, America’s Civil War began with the shelling of Fort Sumter in South Carolina.
Guest Column By: John Douglas
There can be no doubt that all of us are very proud of the young men and women who wear the uniforms of our country. As I write this on the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we are reminded of the huge sacrifices these Americans have made on our behalf for 235 years. Our freedom and liberty are a direct result of their labor of love for this country.