On March 4, 1762, legislation was passed by the Georgia General Assembly requiring church attendance on Sundays.
On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as President of the United States.
In his inaugural address, Lincoln promised not to interfere with the institution of slavery where it existed, and pledged to suspend the activities of the federal government temporarily in areas of hostility. However, he also took a firm stance against secession and the seizure of federal property. The government, insisted Lincoln, would “hold, occupy, and possess” its property and collect its taxes. He closed his remarks with an eloquent reminder of the nation’s common heritage:
“In your hand, my fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it… We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”
Also on March 4, 1861, the Confederate Congress adopted a first national flag.
This flag is depicted with varying numbers of stars – originally adopted with seven stars, by December 1861, a version with thirteen stars was flying. Below is the current Georgia flag.
The GaPundit AV Club had a busy day yesterday, compiling audio interviews on legislation and from candidates qualifying for office.
Under the Gold Dome Today
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HB 135 Municipalities; ante litem notice; the amount of damages sought; provide (As Passed House) (JUDY-29th) Welch-110th
HB 176 Mobile Broadband Infrastructure Leads to Development (BILD) Act; enact (As Passed House) (RI&U-49th) Parsons-44th
HB 375 Insurance; cancellations under certain circumstances relating to policy terms that permit an audit or rate investigation and noncompliance by insured; provide (As Passed House) (Substitute) (I&L-25th) Williamson-115th
HB 719 Sales and use tax; continuation of joint county municipal tax; provide (As Passed House) (FIN-51st) Tanner-9th
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|3:00 PM||Alcohol & Tobacco Subcommttee of Regulated Industries||415 CLOB|
|3:00 PM||Academic Achievement Subcommittee of Education||341 CAP|
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|4:00 PM||Welch Subcommittee of Juvenile Justice||506 CLOB|
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Modified Open Rule
SB 23 “Stacey Nicole English Act”; aid in the location of missing persons; incapacitated due to medical conditions; establish (PS&HS-Taylor-173rd) Davenport-44th
SB 128 Professional Counselors; revise definitions relating to marriage and family therapy (RegI-Maxwell-17th) Millar-40th