Historically, Jews have been Liberal and in the U.S. associated with the Democrat Party. Other than Blacks, Jews historically have lopsidedly voted Democratic. Why? What is the Jewish political perspective? Is it changing? How has the U.S. Israel relationship, especially under President Obama and the current Iran Nuclear Deal, affected the Jewish voter? Are the Demographics changing for the 2016 Elections?
I am a Conservative Jew. Until 2000, I had generally voted for the candidate and his/her positions with economy, foreign policy, national security, America’s Exceptionalism, Constitution, and Equal Opportunity for All being predominant factors. Social … Read more...
Former Congressman, Bob Barr, recently spoke to the Madison Forum on how administrations, especially the Obama Administration, use federal agencies and other stealth methods to enact gun controls without going through Congress and the legislative process. He outlined, in depth, ten ways the Obama Administration has used since taking office. Some of them may surprise you.
Georgia Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols, in a speech to the Madison Forum discussed with the group his concerns for Georgia and the nation regarding the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. He was encouraging in some aspects of his remarks explaining that Georgia had managed to get some concessions from the EPA on nuclear energy as a zero-pollution resource under the rules. However, Mr. Echols is not a fan of the plan and he has been vocal in that regard with both the administration and the press.
Three years ago Metro-Atlanta voters roundly rejected a one percent (1%) transportation tax when the public learned that the proposed T-SPLOST was not a remedy for Atlanta’s chronic traffic congestion as promoted but actually a taxpayer funded stimulus for developers who planned to transform Metro-Atlanta from a predominantly suburban landscape into a high-density, high-rise environment concentrated along MARTA rail lines.
While Metro voters roundly rejected urbanization, still the state, some municipalities and other parties with vested interests haven’t given up on their plans to stack-and-pack we the unwashed into multifamily housing and have us riding cheek-to-jowl on … Read more...
Pat Rosenthiel, of Ainsley Shea, spoke to the Madison Forum at the Monday luncheon regarding the state-based plan for electing the president by national popular vote. Rosenthiel refreshed everyone on how the electoral college works today and describes how the National Popular Vote would work if enacted by the Georgia legislature.
One of the biggest threats today to U.S. sovereignty is mass immigration. While we were focused on illegal immigration, massive legal immigration was increasing wildly under the radar. I was not aware of the huge pressure being brought to bear by various programs that have been bringing in tens of thousands of immigrants/permanent residents every year.
This year, Spartanburg was chosen to be the one hundred and ninety-first “welcoming city.” I had to do some homework to find out what that meant.
I learned that our new neighbors were being selected for us by a program … Read more...
Two shocking rulings handed down by the Supreme Court this week – one, King V. Burwell, rewriting the precise language of the Affordable Health Care Act, the other, Obergefell V. Hodges, assuming federal authority to define marriage, illuminate a central flaw in the American system of government – as it now exists. That flaw is the lack of a realistic institutional check on unconstitutional federal activities.
There was such a check prior to the adaptation of the 17th Amendment in 1913. Until then US Senators were appointed by their respective state legislatures, who also held the … Read more...
The Madison Forum was pleased to have Georgia’s Republican National Committeeman and Madison Forum Member, Randy Evans, speak at the breakfast meeting on Saturday, June 27th. Randy spoke about the GOP Presidential Debates and Primaries as well as challenges and strategies of the Republican Party.
No doubt, Gov. Nathan Deal has already made a lasting impact on Georgia’s courts. Just into his second term, he has appointed almost 60 judges to the State (18) and Superior (34) courts, as well as the Georgia Tax Tribunal (2), the Georgia Court of Appeals (4) and the Georgia Supreme Court (1).
While legislators and the governor pass laws, courts interpret them. And, how they interpret them often has as much, if not more, impact on the law itself. This is especially true for the appellate courts.
So far, Gov. Deal’s appointments to Georgia’s appellate courts … Read more...