he concluded his letter with the report that because the South had limited manufacturing capability, the price of needed goods was two or three times higher than in the North, making procurement of clothing and arms for the new recruits difficult.
This last tidbit would prove prescient as lack of manufacturing proved an insuperable problem for the Confederacy. On May 16, 1777, McIntosh dueled against Button Gwinnett, scoring a fatal wound against one of Georgia’s signers of the Declaration of Independence. McIntosh was acquitted at trial but forced to leave Georgia and eventually served under Washington at Valley Forge.
Not only was there once a city in this part of East Cobb (an area that’s all unincorporated today), but it was one that was once 30 or so miles long. It spanned Cobb County’s entire border with the Chattahoochee River, all the way up to where the county meets Roswell and back down to where Six Flags is today.
And for much of that length, the city was just 10 feet wide.
Now, this got us really curious. What could possibly be the purpose of incorporating such a long stretch of land so narrow it couldn’t even fit a house?
“What you had then was in effect a symbolic strip, so that there was an incorporated city that would prevent any effort on the part of the city of Atlanta to expand its limits into Cobb County,” Crimmins said.
Yesterday, Senator David Perdue delivered his maiden speech on the floor of the United States Senate.
“I rise today because I believe our republic is in grave danger,” Perdue said. “We need to create a new beginning by dealing with the very real crisis of leadership we face today. It’s why I ran for the Senate in the first place; because we need a new perspective in Washington.”
His economic prescriptions included tax code changes. Perdue hopes eventually for a national sales tax (known as the FairTax) to replace the income and corporate taxes. But in the meantime, he will settle for reducing the corporate rate, ending the “repatriation tax” for companies to bring back overseas profits and getting rid of “corporate welfare.”
He said that those immediate steps would “allow us to fund our infrastructure needs,” among other benefits. A bipartisan group of senators has proposed to use a reduction — but not elimination — of the repatriation tax to pay for more road funding.
“From what I’ve seen so far up here, there is not a great enough sense of urgency in tackling this skyrocketing debt,” he said. “There are no innocent parties up here. Both sides have pushed us to the brink, contributing to this unsustainable level of debt we face today.”
Tenth District Congressman Doug Collins (R-Gainesville), who has served as a military chaplain, was on Fox News.
“I think it’s one of the most important things we do as members of Congress,” said Scott, R-Ga., pointing to the growing disenchantment with some aspects of government. “These young people need to know that they matter.”
One of the first things he discussed with the class was the way the representatives interact during the session. While Scott recognized that the legislative branch is often depicted as a dysfunctional, bipartisan body, he said the group is usually able to come together for the greater good.
The representatives that are brought in for cable television interviews, he said, often represent the most polar ends on a topic, which creates conflict — and interest.
“It’s not as bad as it seems on TV,” Scott said. “For the most part, we’re able to solve some problems.”
Senate Bill 519, sponsored by Sen. Mike Crotts (R-Conyers) and Rep. John Mobley (D-Winder), passed the Georgia House of Representatives by an overwhelming margin (135-31). The legislation will set in place a policy regulating the use of languages other than English in most state operations.
United States Senator David Perdue will make his debut speaking formally from the Senate well today, with an expected launch time of 6 PM following a 5:30 vote. You can watch his debut on C-SPAN2 or online here.Continue Reading..
We often think of the Constitution as protecting the rights of the people, but that document also provides the foundation for our liberty by securing a structure of government.
Over the past six years we have seen President Obama govern with seemingly total disrespect for the Constitution, and the roles of the states and the legislative branch. What he cannot achieve legislatively, he accomplishes through unilateral action without regard for Congress or the states.
While this may be the most expeditious way to achieve his agenda, it leads to lawlessness and flies in the face of the constitutional principles of the rule of law, federalism and separation of powers upon which our democracy is built.
STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL are the last line of defense against the burdensome, and oftentimes unconstitutional, policies of the Obama administration. We have banded together time and time again to protect our states and constituents from the unconstitutional executive overreach of the federal government. Currently we are engaged in two high-stakes challenges to what we believe are unlawful actions by the Obama administration.
The first case is a direct challenge by a coalition of more than half of our states to the president’s proposed revision of the nation’s immigration laws by regulatory action. The Department of Homeland Security directive issued last fall usurped the power of Congress to make and change laws. That rule not only puts on hold deportations of 4 million undocumented immigrants, but also grants affirmative rights that Congress has not debated or passed.
As the complaint itself states, the lawsuit is not about immigration. It is about the rule of law. We are a nation proudly strengthened by immigrants, and everyone agrees that immigration reform is sorely needed. But we are also a nation of laws. The president simply does not have the authority to bypass Congress and single-handedly change the law. As the president himself recognized on April 20, 2011, “I can’t solve this problem by myself. … We’re going to have to change the laws in Congress… .”
On Feb. 16, federal Judge Andrew Hanen granted the injunction sought by the states to block the implementation of the president’s directive, saying “the public interest factor that weighs the heaviest is ensuring the actions of the Executive Branch … comply with this country’s laws and its Constitution.”
Ethan Czahor never even got to Miami. In February, the 31-year old developer became the chief technology officer for Jeb Bush’s presidential exploratory committee. He was welcomed with a Time magazine exclusive, reporting on the cute code he’d created to promote a Bush speech, and how he’d cut his teeth on Hipster.com.
Hours later, Czahor got a request for comment on his old tweets. He ignored it–he’d deleted some of them, anyway. “I wasn’t hired to do any public social media outreach or any of that,” he remembered last week in a conversation with Bloomberg. “It was a purely technical position.”
Czahor’s benign neglect failed to stop Andrew Kaczynski, a Buzzfeed reporter who toils in the social media salt mines, from finding 45 deleted tweets. They were mostly from 2009 and 2010, and mostly jokes.
One day later, after the Huffington Post dug up Czahor’s old blog posts from his days as a campus conservative, he resigned. He declined media interviews, including one from Bloomberg. Czahor only returned, this month, when he had a product designed to save other millennials from his fate. Clear, an app that works as an add-on to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, is meant to “make sure situations like mine never happen to anyone ever again.”
Statement: Interim CEO Lee May Calls for Investigation
“When I assumed the position as Interim CEO for DeKalb County in July 2013, my number one priority was to restore the peoples’ trust in their government. My commitment to reform our government and root out any corruption or malfeasance is firm and unwavering.
That is why I retained former Attorney General Mike Bowers and Richard Hyde to provide top to bottom systematic review of DeKalb County Government; recommend specific ways to make DeKalb County Government more transparent, efficient and ethical; and expose any corruption of malfeasance in the course of the investigation and findings.Continue Reading..
Qualifying for the special election shall be held at the Locust Grove City Hall, 3644 Hwy. 42, Locust Grove, Georgia, beginning at 8:30 a.m. April 27 and ending at 12:30 p.m. April 29. Each candidate shall file a notice of candidacy in the office of the city clerk of the city of Locust Grove and must meet the qualifications of the charter of the city of Locust Grove, as well as all applicable state and constitutional laws.
Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §21-2-131 (a)(1), the qualifying fee shall be three percent of the total gross salary of that office paid the preceding calendar year. The qualifying fee for councilmember is $252.
Here’s the story of how these three puppies ended up at the Walton County shelter.
“[Walton County Animal Control] picked up three puppies off of Highway 81 going toward Oxford. I was the one who called them in and stayed with them until the officer came. Hannah from Monroe Animal Hospital stopped to help as well. I wanted to give you a little background. When we got there, only one of the males would approach us. We were able to get a leash on him easily, but other two were too skittish. When they saw your officer take him to the truck, they darted into a drainage pipe that they had obviously been living in. We were able to coax one out and your officer got him but the third female was very frightened. She hid in the drainage pipe for over an hour. When she saw an opening, she darted out and took off running. We were able to surround her and get a leash around her and your officer came back and picked her up. All three were very skittish and hard to approach, but after they were caught they did very well and let everyone pet them.” All three are very sweet and are enjoying their kennel and free food with wagging tails!