How are you voting on the issues on Tuesday?

July 28, 2012

I can only hope this example will get more people to take the initiative to find out what they will need to know, PRIOR to going to the voting booth. Don’t be a coin toss voter, be an informed voter.

There is an election coming up on July 31st in Georgia. It is the Primary and there are some every important issues to be considered, and those are on top of the election of many very important government officials. I can bet you that the average joe on the street has no idea who or what they will be voting for on Tuesday. They will be randomly picking the candidates with no idea as to what they stand for and they probably have no idea what party affiliation many of them have because the party affiliations for a lot of the local candidates aren’t even stated on the ballot.

I’m not going to go into a lot of detail because it would make this a very boring blog. It probably is going to be boring to most people outside of Georgia as it is. However I am going to mention all the issues just so MAYBE voters will arrive a little bit more informed on Tuesday.

The candidates and the issues for each voter depend on their region of residence. I will be discussing the issues just in my district, but everyone can get their sample ballot at the following website. It will ask you a few questions to discern your voter district and then you can get the information on what and who you will be voting for in just FOUR days.

I’m sure most know about the new proposed tax for what is called the Regional Traffic Referendum because it has been overly promoted throughout the media. The sample ballot even has a bias in its wording quote:  “Provides for local transportation projects to create jobs and reduce traffic congestion with citizen oversight.”


It doesn’t tell you how they plan to spend the money and is misleading because their plans will not necessarily reduce traffic. It will create jobs however, road construction jobs. It is a ten year plan meaning that it will be ten years before we can see the fruits of their labor. During those ten years the traffic will only get worse because we all know what traffic is like during construction. I can only wonder at what “citizen oversight” means. I’m sure it’s not what it sounds like.

There is also a special election issue to allow Sunday alcohol sales for the county of Cobb between the hours of 12:30PM and 11:30PM. Each party has other issues they are asking us to vote on, besides the two above special election issues.

The Republican Party is asking several questions to find out how their party members are leaning.

  1. Should GA have casino gambling with funds going to education?
  2. Should there be a $100 cap on the existing unlimited gifts from lobbyist to state legislators?
  3. Should military personnel under 21 be allowed to obtain a GA weapons license?
  4. Should citizens who wish to vote in a primary have to register at least 30 days prior to the primary election?
  5. Should GA’s Constitution be amended to provide that the paramount right to life is vested in each innocent human being from his or her earliest biological beginning without regard to age, race, sex, health, function, or condition of dependency?



The Democratic Party is also asking several questions:

  1. Should GA’s Constitution be amended to allow the state the power override locally-elected school boards on the creation of charter schools?
  2. Should there be a $100 cap on the existing unlimited gifts from lobbyist to state legislators?
  3. Should GA adopt an income tax credit for home energy costs to support the economic security of our families?
  4. Should GA reduce sales taxes on Made in Georgia products so as to support the growth of small business in the state?


What is striking is the number of judges that are running without any opposition I have counted 22 justices all together who will are guaranteed to be reelected even if they receive one vote, their own. There are a total of 25 justice positions up for reelection with a grand total of 31 candidates running. NONE of these candidates have any party affiliations stated on the ballot, not that it matters for 22 of them but what about the other 9? Our court system is rapidly being overrun with liberal judiciaries and that is because we have no idea as to their party affiliations when we elect them. We have to wait until they are elected and read their judgments before we can find out what is inside of them.

I know some of you will say that the primary isn’t as important as the general election but I beg to differ. The primary is where you get to tell your respective party how you feel about your local issues. How we vote in the primary will influence how the candidates respond to those same issues later.  Not to mention the special election issues will be passed or rejected in the primary elections.  BJMJr


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