Taxation is not theft. Civil Asset Forfeiture is.

There’s a slogan popular with some Libertarians that claims “Taxation is theft.” It’s a cute saying but really only provocative hyperbole and nearly pure nonsense. When the government wants to steal something from you, it uses a process with the called Civil Asset Forfeiture. The anodyne named procedure allows governments to seize the assets of

Isakson Proposes Comprehensive G.I. Bill Update & Reform

From a press release: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today introduced broad, bipartisan legislation that seeks to improve veterans’ education benefits and enhance the post-9/11 G.I. Bill. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, S.1598, will further invest in the proven educational

Morning Reads – Thursday, July 20, 2017

On this date in 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon. Peaches Mayor threatens arrest in email exchange over “In God We Trust” stickers  Mosques threatened in Georgia Don’t point a laser at a police helicopter  Also, don’t fish illegally at Lake Oconee Double

Here Comes The Wall…Funding

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Homeland Security Appropriations bill.  The appropriations bill is what fund the Department of Homeland Security annually. In that bill, the House will appropriate $1.6 billion to start construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border which was one of President Donald Trump’s main campaign topics. There is also

What Rural Georgia Needs in a Governor

To date, of the candidates announced for Georgia Governor, none are from rural Georgia. A claim “outside the metro area” as home, but none are from the far reaching corners of the state, the areas desperate for help but would settle for simple attention. Lt. Governor Casey Cagle – Chestnut Mountain in Hall County Senator