Example of Special Interest
influence on your Republican State Legislature
telling several people who took the time to go to the Capitol
that he would give the Georgia Flag FAIR Vote a FAIR hearing -
in the end, Austin Scott has sided with the Metro Atlanta
majority of Georgians clearly indicated that they believe
there is something American about letting the people vote. The
Metro Atlanta Chamber has publicly bragged that they have
enough influence on the Sonny Perdue Administration to prevent
the People from voting.
So we had a
classic example of grass roots vs. the unholy influence of
special interests in the 2005 - 2006 Session of the Georgia
Would the Legislature listen to the
people or pander to special interests?
the first Legislature since Reconstruction that was controlled
by the Republican Party. They controlled the State House,
State Senate and Governor�s Office. Representative Austin
Scott was chosen by Republican Speaker Glenn Richardson to be
the chairman of the committee that he assigned to the Georgia
Flag FAIR Vote Act - HB-15.
response from our new Republican controlled State Government
was not impressive!
The 79% of Georgians that the Mason
Dixon Poll showed want a Fair Vote were ignored!
The Metro Atlanta Chamber that stated
preventing the People from getting a FAIR Vote was their most
critical issue - AND - they had influenced the Perdue
Administration to not allow the People to Vote was NOT
Can�t blame this one on the Democrats! The
Republicans are running the show.
refused to let the FAIR Vote bill come up for a Vote or even
public hearings - who was
Representative Austin Scott representing - you or the special
interests? If you are not sure, just listen to his own party�s
statements from Washington! They speak very poorly of
officials who do not support a FAIR Up or Down Vote.
Scott and Governor Sonny Perdue deserve to be retired from
public service. Let them go work for their good buddies at the
Metro Atlanta Chamber! The first round will be in the July 18
Republican Primary � mark your calendars and vote for Ray
McBerry against Sonny Perdue.