You are an important part of the American experiment in liberty and freedom. Without you, freedom dies and tyranny sets in. Local governments around the nation are steadily eroding freedoms by creating regulations and ordinances that tell you how you may live on your own property.
And then they send you a big bill (property tax) to live on your own property!
You must be active in your community if you expect to stop government control over every aspect of your life.
I am a candidate for Lamar County GA Commissioner because I have a passion for continuing the high quality of life here and to be your voice against government control over your property.
And while we are talking "your property", this includes property taxes. I have long written and spoken out against property taxes, which make you a tenant of the government. As soon as you can't pay your property taxes, your property is sold on the courthouse steps.
This is just plain un-American. Unfortunately, this cannot be resolved solely on the local level but I continue to fight this battle with our politicians in state government.
Limited government, limited taxes, and property owners rights are my campaign promises. I will use my 29 years of executive experience to move Lamar County forward in job production, lean government, and high quality of life.
NewsTuesday, November 11, 2014 9:33 AM
Veterans - Preserving the American Constitution
From the beginning of recorded history, men, women, and children in nations all over the world, have suffered from attacks by brutal invaders whose goals were murder, robbery, rape, and destruction. Liberty and freedom in many parts of the world even today is a faint concept - one that is as scarce as security from persecutors both in government and in the criminal world. Here in America, we have been hugely blessed to have something no other country has - a Constitution that endeavors to limit the size and scope of government. To protect that unique document and the US form of government, Americans can thank with great gratitude our men and women in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, and the Reserve Units. You have consistently provided protection against our enemies; foreign and domestic. I thank you with all my heart for your sacrifice for our safety and protection of the unique American form of government. May you always stand vigilant in the face of tyranny. May you continue to honor and protect the US Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic.
Monday, May 26, 2014 7:49 AM
Thank a Vet Today
Thank you to the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force Veterans who served to protect the American way by going into harm's way; selflessly, courageously, and with high integrity. Thank you for your honorable service to our country. May we never forget you and all you have done.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 8:53 AM
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 9:47 AM
Early voting can save you time
Early voting starts April 28 and ends May 16.
If you plan to be in town between April 28 and May 16, you can stop by the Lamar County Admin Building and vote while you're there. It will save you time and let you make your choice in the upcoming election in a convenient fashion. See details below:
Location: Lamar County Admin Building
Time: 8am-12:30 and 1:30-5
Days: Monday - Friday
Special Saturday Voting: May 10
Primary: May 20th
District 2 Polling Places for Primary:
Senior Citizens Ctr (Next to Civic Center off Forsyth St)
Chappell Mill FD (Parker Branch just north of High Falls Park Rd)
Redbone Community Clubhouse (Community House Rd and Sappington)
Friday, March 28, 2014 6:09 PM
Neighborhood Watch Groups - What's Your Opinion?
Barnesville, GA (March 26, 2014) Ms. Suzanne Cooper of the Lamar County Sheriff's Office made a presentation on Neighborhood Watch, to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday March 25.
The primary stated reason to create a Neighborhood Watch is to reduce the potential for burglaries. You don't want to come home and find that you've had visitors while you were out - and those visitors helped themselves to your belongings. Even if you have insurance, insurance won't remove the uneasy feeling you get every time you go home after you've been burglarized. Your home is never quite the same after a break-in.
A neighborhood Watch program apparently has some carrying costs. There are costs for signs and door stickers. And the program recommends a structure where meetings are held and a "Captain" is chosen. Vigilantes need not apply however. You need to call the Sheriff's Office or Barnesville PD if you observe a crime taking place.
What are your opinions on forming Neighborhood Watch programs here in District 2? Please contact me with your opinion. I'd like to hear your thoughts. Or - you can call the Sheriff's Office directly at 770-358-5087 and speak with Ms. Cooper. She will answer all your questions and get you started!
Oh by the way, if you are interested in the CERT group in Lamar, you can call Ms. Becky Martin at the EMA office: 770-358-5166 for more information.