The 235th birthday of the United States Constitution just happened on September 17, 2022. In celebration of the Constitution Day weekend, the RebelClef Orchestra asked for us to give a presentation on the significance of the U.S. Constitution for a special patriotic evening of symphony music on September 19th. This message was recorded in Whitfield County before an audience of families, students, and seniors from northwest Georgia at Christian Fellowship Assembly in Tunnel Hill. You can watch the video recording of the message now on our YouTube channel.
We encourage you to join us for a special fundraiser for our endorsed candidate for H.D. 39 in south Cobb Olivia Angel on September 30th at the Cobb County Republican Party Headquarters. We were pleased to endorse Olivia prior to her winning the Republican nomination during the primary. She has the conviction to do what’s best for Cobb County and the entire state.
Come Friday evening from 6pm to 9pm to participate in this fundraiser reception!
Thanks to the overwhelming outcry from residents and local businesses, the Cobb County Commissioners decided to table the proposal to take trash service out of the free market in our county. That means we have a temporary success—at least until after the election this year!
We appreciate all of our local Cobb County Republican Assembly members and other activists who have spoken out against the proposal and helped to spread the word about this terrible idea. As we posted last week, this proposal is not only anti-Free Market competition for our county’s trash pickup but also as a result will lead to higher prices for residents and lower quality of service! It will hurt the current companies competing for that service and the jobs of the employees working for those companies.
Let us be eternally vigilant on this issue next January when the commissioners plan to take it off the table again and revisit the issue. We should all agree that this is a “solution” far worse than whatever “problem” the Democrats were claiming to want to resolve.
Both Republican commissioners Keli Gambrill (endorsed by the Cobb RAs) of District 1 and JoAnn Birrell of District 3 are up for re-election this November. No Democrats on the commission board are up for re-election this year.
We invite you to join us for a fundraiser on September 16th for our endorsed candidate for House District 37 Tess Redding. We were pleased to endorse Tess prior to her winning the Republican nomination during the primary based on her agreement with our principles and goals. We trust that she will work to promote healthy policy for our entire county and state.
Don’t underestimate the appeal Tess has for this south Cobb district. In the primary she received 984 more votes that her Democrat counterpart and the incumbent in the district. This is a chance Republicans have to take back a seat from the Democrats with the right support.
With their new found power, the Democrat-controlled county commission is attempting to take trash service away from the competitive free-market and institute it as a government service. Thankfully, they are meeting with some resistance.
In the past “Republican” Commissioner JoAnn Birrell has supported cronyists initiatives such as giving a billionaire over $400 million in tax subsidies for his sports arena. It’s nice to know that her willingness to go along with a County Commission Chair’s proposals for local big government expansion and interference with the free-market has some bounds—at least when it’s a Democrat making the proposal. Birrell didn’t have the same guts to stand up to many other wasteful statist intrusions under previous RINO Chairs Tim Lee and Mike Boyce. Their policies not only stole from the taxpayers but also changed the demographics in our county, which has now led to the recent Democrat takeover.
Meanwhile, our endorsed Commissioner Keli Gambril (District 1) has pretty consistently opposed interference with the free-market and local government waste, while supporting government cuts over tax increases under both Democrat and RINO leadership. Birrell would do well to learn from Gambril’s example. To her credit, Birrell also voted against Mike Boyce’s 2018 tax increase, although that proposal passed with the support of Gambril’s predecessor, who she defeated in that year’s Republican primary.
This trash proposal is not only anti-Free Market competition for our county’s trash pickup but also as a result will lead to higher prices for residents and lower quality of service! It will hurt the current companies competing for that service and the jobs of the employees working for those companies.
This is fundamentally the same type of anti-Free Market intrusion we are accustomed to seeing from RINOs in Cobb. At least this time since the intrusion is coming from a Democrat, Republicans are pretty united against it, and residents in Cobb County are pushing back.
You can learn how to join the effort and stand up for the free-market by opposing this proposal when you go to www.savemytrashcollector.com.
In case you missed our recent special event, you can now watch the video recording of attorney Ben DuPré’s report “Life, Liberty, & Pistols: The Impact of SCOTUS’s Recent Term”! In addition to serving as a lawyer who has worked on many cases over the years dealing with the subject matter involved in the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent rulings, Ben also serves as the Chief of Staff for the Chief Justice of the Alabama State Supreme Court.
Watch the video on our YouTube channel here: