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A Real Choice - Issue 2

We hope that all have received a copy of the first issue of our newspaper, " A Real Choice ", if not give us a call - 877-903-0996 and we will send you one while they last It was produced in quantity 5,000 and all but the last hundred have been distributed by a combination of direct mail, personal contact and through various Southern organizations and Companies. The response to date has been very positive. For once, no one has called this "preaching to the choir."

10,000 copies of Issue number 2 will be printed this coming week.  Our goal if we receive support is to do over 100,000 in Georgia this year.

This will have an impact on Georgia elections.

Issue 2 will cover the Governor's race and the campaign of Ray McBerry, Immigration issues, Protection of your property rights and other important issues in this year's elections. You will not find most of this information in the major newspapers or from either of the two major political parties.

Issue 3 will be printed before the July 18 Primaries and is expected to be 15,000 copies.

 
There are four ways that you might be interested in participating in this project.
 
1) Advertising
 
There are four full color pages available in Issue 3. We wanted to check interest that any of you may have - for ads for your products or organization at:
 
1 page $200.00
1/2 page $100.00
1/4 page $50.00
 
In addition 2,000 displays per dollar on the SP Business Directory and DixieRising is contributing a matching 2,000 advertising displays per dollar. .
 
The demographics will be about the best you can get except for your current customer or membership list. This in itself is a competitive advertising offer.
 
2) Georgia Residents and organizations
 
For any Georgia Residents that would like to test the waters in their local area we are setting up a county based distribution for your local area. What we ask on this project is that you commit to a quantity in even hundreds at $15.00 per hundred to cover the cost of the papers and shipping cost. These newspapers will be shipped direct to you for your distribution in your local area. There may be an extra dollar and change in that price and any extra will provide newspapers for distribution in a district where the SP has candidates for office.
 
Just something to think about, going to most copy centers to produce handouts will cost you at least 5 to 8 cents per page. With this offer you are getting a 16 page newspaper, 4 pages color that stresses our issues for the cost of a couple pages of standard copying charges.
 
3) Non Georgia Residents
 
If you would like to help either the efforts to get a FAIR Vote in Georgia or to help our independent candidates begin to present a Real Choice you can contribute to increasing the quantity by sending a contribution in any amount to:
 
Southern Party of Georgia
Real Choice Newspaper
725 Ridgeview Road
Morganton, Georgia 30560
 
If we receive roughly $1,000.00 in these specific contributions we will increase the quantity Issue by another 10,000. All contributions of $10.00 or more will receive all copies for this election year mailed to you.
 
4) Southern Business
 

If you have a Southern Business we hope you will consider getting enough papers to include one with every order shipped to Georgia customers. Any Southern Business that agrees to do this will get the same SP and DixieRising web site advertising as listed above for every dollar of papers purchased at virtually our cost of $15.00 per hundred including shipping. This can be a win-win situation. For distributing 100 papers to your Georgia customers at a cost of $15.00 you get 60,000 advertising displays on two of the highest traffic Southern web sites in our country.

 
Please contact webmaster@spofga.org if you have any questions, to submit an ad or to signup for local distribution. Deadline for inclusion of ads is April 3.
 
Comments welcome.
 
Thanks,
SP Executive Committee  
Working to provide A Real Choice

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Taking Local Action to Protect your property rights

The following is one of the articles from Issue 2, providing you with information on how you, the citizens of Georgia, can take local action to protect your property rights.
 

Fighting for Property Rights!
Written by; Wm. F. "Bill" Ingram

 

Private property rights in our local communities, state and union are being eroded away step by step. This has been happening for some time; however, the process seems to be picking up speed.

All of us are painfully aware of the attacks on private property by the use of eminent domain. The Kelo vs. City of New London case made headlines across the country. A case in Henry County has made the news right here in Georgia. The abuses of eminent domain need to be corrected. We all agree that when the government can take property from one individual and give it to another, a crime (theft) has occurred.

However; it is other affronts to property rights and a method that can be used to correct these abuses that will be addressed here.

First, there are the local building permit ordinances. In the county in which I reside, an adult who owns land and has the financial resources with which to build a house must ask for permission to build and must pay for that permission. Does this sound like something a freeman would have to do? I think not. It is something a serf or a tenant would have to do.

Secondly, local governments pass zoning and land use ordinances and appoints planning and zoning boards. If you haven�t set in on a session of one of these zoning board meetings, you should. In these meetings grown men and women come before a group of local citizens, who have been appointed, to ask and plead for permission to use their own property as they see fit. The members of these zoning boards are usually just plain folk with no particular knowledge or wisdom that makes them a better judge of how and what should be done on a piece of property, especially a property they do not own.

Do you own your land? What does it mean to own? Merriam Webster�s New Collegiate Dictionary, 10th addition, has this definition-own a) to have or hold as property: possess b) to have power over; control. In the examples above it is evident that the person with his name on the title has lost control. The control has been usurped by local governing bodies and their appointed boards.

So, what can we do? Two things are possible. First, if we can find men who still understand the concepts of liberty and they can be convinced to run for local government office and we can get them elected, local ordinances that infringe on property rights could be appealed.

Secondly, here in Georgia a referendum to repeal county ordinances can be forced by local citizens. This is accomplished by using a constitutional method open to the Citizens of Georgia. The current Georgia Constitution contains home rule provisions in Article IX, Section II, paragraph I. The following is the portion of the home rule provisions that Georgia citizens can use�

Section II. Home Rule for Counties and Municipalities

(2) Amendments to or repeals of such local acts or ordinances, resolutions, or regulations adopted pursuant to subparagraph (a) hereof may be initiated by a petition filed with the judge of the probate court of the county containing, in cases of counties with a population of 5,000 or less, the signatures of at least 25 percent of the electors registered to vote in the last general election; in cases of counties with a population of more than 5,000 but not more than 50,000, at least 20 percent of the electors registered to vote in the last general election; and, in cases of a county with a population of more than 50,000, at least 10 percent of the electors registered to vote in the last general election, which petition shall specifically set forth the exact language of the proposed amendment or repeal. The judge of the probate court shall determine the validity of such petition within 60 days of its being filed with the judge of the probate court. In the event the judge of the probate court determines that such petition is valid, it shall be his duty to issue the call for an election for the purpose of submitting such amendment or repeal to the registered electors of the county for their approval or rejection. Such call shall be issued not less than ten nor more than 60 days after the date of the filing of the petition. He shall set the date of such election for a day not less than 60 nor more than 90 days after the date of such filing. The judge of the probate court shall cause a notice of the date of said election to be published in the official organ of the county once a week for three weeks immediately preceding such date. Said notice shall also contain a synopsis of the proposed amendment or repeal and shall state that a copy thereof is on file in the office of the judge of the probate court of the county for the purpose of examination and inspection by the public. The judge of the probate court shall furnish anyone, upon written request, a copy of the proposed amendment or repeal. If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the amendment or repeal, it shall become of full force and effect; otherwise, it shall be void and of no force and effect. The expense of such election shall be borne by the county, and it shall be the duty of the judge of the probate court to hold and conduct such election. Such election shall be held under the same laws and rules and regulations as govern special elections, except as otherwise provided herein. It shall be the duty of the judge of the probate court to canvass the returns and declare and certify the result of the election. It shall be his further duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State in accordance with the provisions of subparagraph (g) of this Paragraph. A referendum on any such amendment or repeal shall not be held more often than once each year. No amendment hereunder shall be valid if inconsistent with any provision of this Constitution or if provision has been made therefor by general law.

In the event that the judge of the probate court determines that such petition was not valid, he shall cause to be published in explicit detail the reasons why such petition is not valid; provided, however, that, in any proceeding in which the validity of the petition is at issue, the tribunal considering such issue shall not be limited by the reasons assigned. Such publication shall be in the official organ of the county in the week immediately following the date on which such petition is declared to be not valid.

(c) The power granted to counties in subparagraphs (a) and (b) above shall not be construed to extend to the following matters or any other matters which the General Assembly by general law has preempted or may hereafter preempt, but such matters shall be the subject of general law or the subject of local acts of the General Assembly to the extent that the enactment of such local acts is otherwise permitted under this Constitution:

 

A way is currently open to us to make changes to protect and restore rights.

We can do what our Chamber of Commerce type County or City Commissioners will not do for us.

Are we willing to put forth the effort? Will committees be formed? Will petition drives happen?

It is up to individual Georgia Citizens to take the initiative and use means available.

If we don�t, who will?

 

Many of our most famous political philosophers have strongly emphasized that liberty is intimately tied to the right to private property. Protection of the rights of private property was of utmost importance to the Founding Fathers as they created the Declaration Of Independence and the Constitution. After all, they had just fought the Revolutionary War for which many historians claim was greatly inspired by the abuses of England in taking of private property. In fact, "Liberty, property and no stamps!" was the first slogan of the American Revolution.

Government is instituted to protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government, that alone is a just government which impartially secures to every man whatever is his own.       James Madison, Essay on Property, March 29, 1792

John Adams said that "[t]he moment that idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the Laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. Property must be sacred or liberty cannot exist."

"The Natural Rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life; second, to liberty; third to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.", according to Samuel Adams.

 

For more information give us a call; 877-903-0996 or 706-374-4643 (In Fannin County). Email at webmaster@spofga.org.

How you can help (Out of state and company checks are accepted under Georgia law).

Checks can be sent to:

Southern Party of Georgia
725 Ridgeview Road
Morganton, Georgia 30560

For direct credit card contributions please call 877-903-0996.

Direct PayPal contributions can be made to: Chairman@spofga.org

Georgia Campaign laws require that we ask for your name, address, employer and occupation.

Your participation will provide you with a copy of the " A Real Choice " newspaper for a year and expand our distribution to Georgia citizens, help increase our voter guide efforts in the 2006 elections and show our candidates that they have support. Your support is greatly appreciated.

For those who want to stay under the $101.00 reporting level, separate checks can be sent to the following committees with the same address:

Committee to Elect Mike Crane
725 Ridgeview Road
Morganton, Georgia 30560

Southern Party of Fannin County
725 Ridgeview Road
Morganton, Georgia 30560

 

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