MYTH: Easter is derived from false pagan goddess
What Is A Christian Nation
Biblical References in Give Me Liberty Speech by Patrick Henry
HISTORICAL RECORD: Winter Months Grazing for Sheep in Bethlehem area
Fox News December 24, 2013: Too cold for shepherds in December
The Real Lincoln - Despot
Is the Constitution Really Inimical To States Rights? - Part Fourteen
MYTH: Too cold for shepherds to Tend Flocks in December - Part 2
Gun Control Coming to the Senate Floor on Monday
74th Anniversary of 'Gone with the Wind' premiere
The First Thanksgiving Day - flyer
The Death of Jefferson Davis - December 6 1889
Marietta Daily Journal - on The First Thanksgiving
Demonstration against Lindsey Graham & Southern demographic displacement
MYTH: Too Cold For Shepherds in December
December 4 was First Thanksgiving, in Virginia, not Plymouth
Next League Demonstrations Against Southern Demographic Displacement
Federal Government Propaganda Machine
What is wrong with Thumping the Bible?
Drones for our protection. For those who will believe anything!
Legislative Alert - Ballot Access Reform Act of 2005 being drafted
Many Georgians probably do not know that Georgia has the hardest laws in our country to get on the ballot - if you are not a Republican or Democrat. In fact the sad truth is that it was easier to get on the ballot in Iraq than here in our State of Georgia.
This is a disgrace - especially since neither the Constitution of these United States nor the Constitution of the State of Georgia have any provisions to grant special favor to specifically the Republican or Democratic Parties. Neither are mentioned at all in either Constitution - but here in Georgia they have enacted laws to virtually PREVENT additional competition.
Do we need additional competition - you bet we do! Just look at last November's election, 97 State House Districts had unopposed candidates. That means that over 50% of Georgians had only one choice for State House Representative. And you just thought that "one choice" elections happened in third rate banana republics!
In addition, the State spends quite a bit of your money to make the hardest ballot access laws even more difficult. Tax payer dollars are expended to disqualify (read disenfranchise) as many voters as possible. This is the direct opposite of their stated goal of increasing voter participation.
A draft of one of two forthcoming bills to make reasonable improvements in this system follow. We hope that you will take some time to read the bill and give this issue some thought. When we get the bill finalized and filed we hope that you will join with us in worked for its passage.
The following is a draft:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
To amend Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elections, to provide a short title; to provide for legislative intent; to change the provisions relating to nomination of candidates by petition; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:
This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Ballot Access Reform Act of 2005."
It is the intent of the General Assembly to increase voter participation and political debate by making the ballot more accessible for candidates of political bodies, for independent candidates and to provide for a simplified and consistent petition standard for all public offices.
Said title is further amended by striking in its entirety subsection (b) of Code Section 21_2_170, relating to nomination of candidates by petition, and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection (b) to read as follows:
(b) A nomination petition of a candidate seeking
state-wide, Congressional, General Assembly or other
office which is voted upon
in a partisan election
shall be signed by a number of voters equal to
percent of the total number of
registered voters eligible to vote
in the last election for the filling of the office the candidate is seeking and the signers of such petition shall be registered and eligible to vote in the election at which such candidate seeks to be elected.
A nomination petition of a candidate for any other office shall be signed by a number of voters equal to 5 percent of the total number of registered voters eligible to vote in the last election for the filling of the office the candidate is seeking and the signers of such petition shall be registered and eligible to vote in the election at which such candidate seeks to be elected.
However, in the case of a candidate seeking an office for which there has never been an election or seeking an office in a newly constituted constituency, the
number of votes cast for the purposes of determining nominating petition requirements only
shall be computed on the total number of
registered voters in the constituency who would have been qualified to vote for such office had the election been held at the last general election
prorated by the state wide percentage of registered voters voting
and the signers of such petition shall be registered and eligible to vote in the election at which such candidate seeks to be elected.
However if in the last election for the filling of an office the candidate qualified for the same office by nominating petition or other provision of this subsection and received at least 5 percent of the votes cast for that office the number of signatures required shall be reduced by half or 50 percent; or if the candidate received at least 10% of the votes cast for that office the requirement for a nominating petition is waived.
All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.