Despite Having A Bad Year, 52% Still Have Confidence In Police.
One of the polls I keep an eye on is Gallup’s annual survey of confidence in American institutions. It’s not a pretty picture. In this year’s survey only three institutions enjoy the confidence of over 50% of Americans: the military (72%), small businesses (67%), and the police (52%). It goes downhill from there with Congress bringing up the rear at 8%. Those saying they have | Read More »
Georgia Governor Signs The ‘Student Data Privacy, Accessibility, and Transparency Act.’
I was appointed last year to a study committee that looked at the federal role in education. One of the topics that came up was the increased reliance on data schools collect from students. This data is valuable for teachers and educators as it helps them understand how the student is doing, and what areas the student may need help. It also presents challenges. Over | Read More »
They Said If I Voted Republican In 2012, Cultural Issues Would Dominate Politics And They Were Right!
In the years following the election of President Obama, Instapundit made a habit of pointing out how dire predictions made by the Left often came true. The horrors were visited upon us not by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 53% or Mitt Romney, but by Obama himself. Here’s a sampling of what I’m talking about. One of the things we’ve heard repeatedly is | Read More »
What Good Are Principles If You Won’t Stick To Them?
Last November, the people of Georgia State House district 102 reelected me to a third term. A few weeks ago my 5th Legislative session ended. During the past five years as an Elected Official, I’ve learned a lot – not just about the legislative process – but about what makes a good Legislator. I still believe people run for office out of a genuine desire | Read More »
Let’s Support Uber, Lyft, and Free Markets.
Ride share companies like Uber and Lyft offer customers added choices in transportation. Unfortunately in big cities like Atlanta, governments have erected barriers to entering the taxi business by requiring taxi drivers purchase expensive “medallions” and limiting how many taxis can operate in their cities. These regulations artificially raise prices and stifle innovation. In some cities around America, government officials have even threatened Uber and | Read More »
Georgia become first State to pass Convention of States Resolution
PRESS RELEASE March 6, 2014 Contact Rep. Buzz Brockway (678) 895-9064 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Representative Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville) Celebrates Passage of Convention of States Resolution. (Atlanta, GA) State Representative Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville) celebrated the passage today of Senate Resolution 736 by Senator Cecil Staton (R- Macon) in the Georgia House of Representatives. SR736 calls for an Article V Convention of States for the purpose | Read More »
Taxing The Rich More About Scoring A Political Victory Than Avoiding Fiscal Cliff
President Obama has said he will not sign any deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff that does not raise tax rates for the top 2% of wage earners. Polls suggest his position has support which might help explain the willingness by several Republicans to go along. However, this “balanced approach” as it’s being called, will raise very little revenue. Ending the Bush tax cuts | Read More »
Georgians Have No Need To Fear Boycotts.
From an editorial column I wrote for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A widely reported study by the left-wing Center For American Progress suggests Arizona’s tourism industry suffered a $141 million loss as a direct result of the passage of its illegal immigration reform bill. No nonpartisan group has produced an economic impact study of the effect of these boycotts. What the Center for American Progress doesn’t | Read More »
‘Waiting For Superman’
This afternoon I had the pleasure of viewing the new documentary “Waiting For Superman.” The title refers to a comment made by Geoffrey Canada that he cried when his Mother told him Superman was not real. “…she thought I was crying because it’s like Santa Claus is not real. I was crying because no one was coming with enough power to save us.” Much like | Read More »
Rush Limbaugh: An Army Of One. An Interview With Zev Chafets
Below is an interview I did this morning with Zev Chafets, author of the new book Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One. Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore Limbaugh, nor can you ignore his impact on the American political landscape. You must also acknowledge Rush’s impact on radio broadcasting. As Chafets says: “political talk radio, on the left and on the right, is | Read More »