The Citizen Newsletter

The Conservative Voice of Henry County

Issue # 388

February 28, 2013

GLOBAL WARMING
Update

In This Issue:
Page Feature 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 9 Global Warming Update The Dictionary Project Religious Persecution Club for Growth Honors Paul Broun HB 142: So-Called Ethics Bill Engineered Economic Colapse John Douglas for US Congress Cobb BoC Drops the Ball

Hillside Road Feb 25th 2013 in Amarillo, Texas

Can’t We Just Get Along?
Henry GOP Meeting American History Parade Henry Co Commissioners

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The Dictionary Project
The Republican Women of Henry Co. is once again looking for folks to sponsor the Dictionary Project. Our goal is get a dictionary into the hands of every public school 3rd grader in Henry Co. This is our 10th year with this wonderful project and we are currently at 46% sponsorship. We need your help, and do the kids. The dictionary contains more than words, it also has the Constitution, Bills of Rights, periodic table, multiplication table chart, sign language, braille, and the longest word in the English language (1909 letters). We tell the kids it's on their spelling test, always gets them to open the book. The book also contains information on the Presidents, Countries and the solar system. It is literally a wealth of information. Rocky Creek 3rd grade The Dictionary Project is becoming a legend of its own. The kids who have older siblings have heard of it. They love the sign language and the longest word. The books are presented to each school along with an explanation of what it contains and all donations are tax deductible. Sponsors are given the opportunity to attend and see for themselves what a difference a simple book makes. Books are $2@ in a case of 24, which comes to $48 a case. Most schools require 4 - 5 cases. Anything helps. Sponsoring one case, or 5 books brings us that much closer to getting this book into the hands of the kids. It is a worthwhile investment in their future, and yours. If you have any questions, or just want to make a donation, please contact: Katie Queen at 770584-4206 You can find more information at
WWW.DICTIONARYPROJECT.COM

Thank you for your sponsorship in advance.

RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION AND SAFE HAVENS
HTTP://WWW.COMMENTARYMAGAZINE.COM/2013/02/26/RELIGIOUS-PERSECUTION-AND-SAFE-HAVENS/

by EVELYN GORDON

In recent months, a new consensus has emerged: For the first time in millennia, Judaism has lost its title as the world’s most persecuted religion; today, that dubious honor goes to Christianity. “Christians are targeted more than any other body of believers,” wrote Rupert Shortt in a 54-page report for the Londonbased Civitas institute in December, which meticulously documented their persecution on a country-bycountry basis. Even politicians have begun grasping this fact: German Chancellor Angela Merkel publicly deemed Christianity “the most persecuted religion in the world” in November. In short, as one commentator put it last week, Christians have become the new Jews. There are two reasons why Christianity has displaced Judaism as the world’s most persecuted religion. One, obviously, is increased persecution of Christians, which stems largely from the rise of radical Islam: Though non-Islamic countries like China also repress Christians, only radical Islamists kill them wholesale. The other is that today, Jews face less persecution than ever before in history. And that is entirely due to the existence of the State of Israel.

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Were hundreds of thousands of Jews still scattered throughout the Islamic world, as was true a century ago, they would assuredly face persecution no less severe than Christians do. But they aren’t, because most have relocated to Israel.

Club for Growth Honors Rep. Paul Broun
“I am honored to be named by The Club for Growth as the #1 Defender of Economic Freedom in Congress. When it comes to the free market, you can count on me to continue to take the bold stances required to protect and support this nation’s pro-economic policies.” ~ Paul Broun
HTTP://WWW.CLUBFORGROWTH.ORG/PROJECTS/

STATE DIST. PARTY MEMBER GA 10 R Broun, Paul

RANK SCORE LIFETIME 1 100% 99%

House Bill 142 – Lobbyist Registration
No amount of spin or wordy explanation can justify this so-called Ethics bill. A lobbyist spends 'other people's money, provides gifts and perks, makes a living out of it. Volunteers, citizens involved in peaceful assembly, social and/or activist organizations spend THEIR OWN Money to advocate for or against legislation or positions held by legislators. NO LAW infringing or limiting or controlling these activities is acceptable. This law is designed to hinder peaceful assembly, church groups, Tea Party, political parties - everyone! The fact that paid lobbyists are required to register and report their activities is strictly because of the graft and corruption that follows their work. When you see the first unpaid, volunteer groups give or barter or trade anything of value, then take action. Then and only then have they become lobbyists.
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As Jeff Jones said, "Having to fill out a form IS registering. The purpose of this bill is to reduce citizens' involvement on issues with their representatives and get those citizens out of the way of the paid lobbyists. This is a Rockefeller Republican't bill. Just let it die." Buzz Brockway, state representative from Lawrenceville, tried to explain and justify the measure. Unfortunately there is a lot of inaccurate information going around about the lobbyist registration provision of HB142, the ethics reform bill the House passed yesterday. I explained it in my post on post on Peach Pundit this morning but here is another succinct explanation from my friend B.j. Pak: "First, neither you, nor Debbie Whelchel (or anyone for that matter) will need to register as a lobbyist if you are just there at the capitol, no matter how many days. Lobbying means advocating for, or against, a proposition. However, if you are merely expressing your own opinion to any person--e.g. 'Rep. Pak, as a citizen, I ask you to please vote against HB 142" -- you are exempted from lobbyist registration. See Lines 305-309. IF you are representing an interest of another or a group (unpaid/volunteer) the 5 day limitation applies in order for you to be exempt from registration. So for example, if a church member, representing the CATHOLIC CHURCH (not his or her own personal view) came to advocate (lobby) for a pro-life bill on Catholic day, that person is exempt. But if he or she is there for more than 5 days in a calendar year representing anyone other than him/herself, they will need to get a badge. AND, if that person doesn't make any "lobbying expenditures," he or she is also exempt from paying registration fees if they sign a statement saying, "I am a volunteer, I received no compensation, and I do not plan on making lobbying expenditures" see Lines 275-290, AND need not file any reports! see Lines 473-476." I'd urge everyone to please read the bill (linked below) and not listen to rumors spread around the Capitol or the internet.

In fact, no elected official who bends to the pressures of the Speaker in passage of a law restricting or infringing on the right of Citizens to petition or otherwise participate in the legislative process is worthy of the office they hold..
Ronnie Reagan said, "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." It is not acceptable for legislators to build a legal structure to protect themselves from citizens.

Engineered Economic Collapse
LT. GEN. W.G. BOYKIN (SPECIAL FORCES, RET.) WARNS OF ENGINEERED ECONOMIC COLLAPSE AND INSTIGATED STATE OF CRISIS AS PRETEXT FOR MARTIAL LAW AND A PERMANENT RESTRUCTURING OF AMERICA INTO A MARXIST-LENINIST DICTATORSHIP ► Listen to the radio interview here: HTTP://WWW.YOUTU.BE/M8WE_5STQCS ► Lt. General W.G. Boykin (ret.) warns about the Marxist insurgency in the US
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government:

HTTP://WWW.YOUTU.BE/Z7W3ZEBC09K

► Soviet KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov's shockingly prophetic warning from 29 years ago, describing what's happening in America today almost to the letter (A REAL EYE-OPENER): HTTP://WWW.YOUTU.BE/R3NXVSCRAZG If you're finding yourself dismissing this as just a "conspiracy theory" without actually being able to refute any of the arguments and evidence presented, it is far more likely that your fragile psyche is simply incapable of coming to terms with reality. US national debt has soared under Obama by a whopping $5 Trillion after just 1 term (that's more than Bush's deficits over 8 years), and with no slowdown in sight... no one is THAT incompetent unless they're seeking to intentionally derail the US economy! Lt. General William Boykin (retired) told TruNews Radio Tuesday that the U.S. economy of the United States “is just about the break” and collapse. And when the dam gives way, severe food shortages and pervasive violence throughout America will warrant, in his opinion, an executive declaration of martial law. “I’ll be very honest with you; the situation in America could be such that martial law is actually warranted, and that situation in my view could occur if we had an economic collapse,” said Boykin, a former CIA Deputy Director of Special Activities. “The dam is just about to break on our economy, and I think when it does, there’s going to be a major disruption of the distribution of food,” he added. “And I think what you’ll see particularly in the inner cities is you will see riots, civil unrest that ultimately might justify martial law.” - See more at: HTTP://GOVTSLAVES.INFO/RETIRED-CIA-ARMY-GENERAL-WARNS-OF-MARTIAL-LAWFOOD-SHORTAGES-ANDVIOLENCE/#STHASH.IR9OBDIN.DPUF

John Douglas for US Congress
The second amendment is under attack from every direction. I stand by my belief that if any part of the Bill of Rights can be thrown out, all of it can be thrown out. The liberals and hard core left led by the Obama administration think they have us on the run. They could not be more mistaken. Speaking for myself, I will not register my guns, I will not give up my guns, I will not comply with the efforts to take away my God given rights as an American. At some point, good people have to take a stand. This is my stand. ~ John Douglas

Retired Army Officer and former GA State Senator John Douglas for Georgia's 10th Congressional District.
For the latest updates on our congressional campaign, please visit Douglas for Congress on Facebook, like our page and follow our progress. We are rolling forward!
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Cobb County’s “Hen Proposal”
The Cobb County commission voted 3-2 for the code change with Lee and Birrell opposed. Commissioners approved a code change that would allow property owners who want to have hens on fewer than two acres to apply for a variance with the county’s Board of Zoning Appeals. Just about all of the speakers at the meeting said they favored allowing hens on fewer than two acres. The votes were Bob Ott: Chickens, yes. Helen Goreham, Chickens, yes. Lisa Cupid: Chickens, yes. Tim Lee: Chickens, no. JoAnn Birrell: Chickens, no.

The commissioners actually voted to create a bureaucratic maze with huge costs. A
summary of what the amendment really means: "The "Hen Proposal" is only a small wisp of mist in the wind. Commissioner Cupid, to my delight, is on the right course. I understand Commissioner Ott has to negotiate choppy waters thus his long pre-apology before proceeding with presenting his amendments. Under this amendment, unless I am incorrect, I will need to begin the process at a cost of around $1750 including the application fee of $150, the sign deposit of $100, the drawings of my proposed hen coop $300 and a lot survey $1200. EVEN THEN, evidently, anyone "in my area" (not limited to my adjacent neighbors - who know and trust me) may be able to come forward to object to my application and I would be out the above costs. To put some perspective on this I can go today and purchase a male and female of any breed dog and start churning out puppies - no further permission or announcement required. By the way - once my application is approved I'll still have the approximately $1500 cost of building the type of hen coop I want to have and the cost of the hens my wife has already picked out and the daily upkeep. A total investment of around $3250 to own 4 hens. Oh, and in 2 years, I need to renew my variance meaning any Mary or Joe in my vicinity who doesn't like the fact I'm a Braves fan or drive a red car can protest my hens ... At this rate if I put a value on any eggs I may end up with after the first year it would be somewhere around $2.50 each." Note the text of the ordinance at HTTP://WWW.BACKYARDCHIX.ORG/COBB-COUNTY/ to see that the commissioners simply kicked the can back to an unpredictable departmental decision.

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Get the picture? A backyard chicken coop is enclosed. The birds do not fly around the neighborhood!

Can’t we all just get along?
Henry County Code allows the following: “One (1) miniature pig which does not exceed one hundred pounds in weight and one (1) miniature goat which does not exceed forty (40) pounds. Only one (1) miniature pig and/or one (1) miniature goat may be located on any premises and/or property which is less than three (3) acres in size. Property exceeding three (3) acres in size may have more than one (1) such animal. A license is also required and must be obtained from Henry County Animal Control Department. “ County Code does not restrict owning and raising dogs, cats, hamsters, white mice, other caged birds (parrots, cockatoo, myna) – even snakes!

Yet none of those pet owners can say “My Pet Makes My Breakfast”

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I have discussed this matter with three commissioners and the chairman and the response has been positive. Since the verbiage of ordinances already in use around the state is readily available we do not expect a great investment of time or resources by county staff. In fact we are happy to draft the changes and submit them for review. Please attend the Board of Commissioners’ meeting on March 19th at 6:30pm. June and I will address the board and ask them to direct staff to review and update the ULDC. In a previous mailing we provided ordinance citations from across the state listing specific requirements and qualifications for raising chickens, which we hope to see expanded to other egg producing fowl. Again we want to state that no commercial use or endeavor is sought. The sole purpose is to allow people to raise and produce their own food. We propose the county code changes to specifically protect the right to grow food crops and raise small animals on private property so long as such crops and animals are used for human consumption by the occupants, gardeners, or raisers and their households and not for commercial purposes. We are seeking the ability to raise fowl (specifically chickens) in our residential backyard. Please contact your district commissioner. Tell him that you support this update to Henry County’s Unified Land Development Code (ULDC) and want him to vote in favor.

Thanks for your support, Larry & June Stanley

The monthly meeting of the Henry County GOP will be
March 5, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Henry County Government Annex SPLOST Community Room Public Safety Plaza 116 South Zack Hinton Pkwy. McDonough, GA 30253 SPEAKERS WILL BE CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR HENRY GOP OFFICER POSITIONS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR AN OFFICER POSITION, PLEASE BE PREPARED TO ATTEND THIS MEETING AND BE READY TO SPEAK ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND IN THE PARTY AND WHY YOU WANT TO SERVE IN THE NOTED POSITION.

American History Parade
March 1
1781 1803 1845 1867 1872 Articles of Confederation go into effect Ohio becomes seventeenth state President Tyler signs Congressional Resolution annexing the Republic of Texas Nebraska becomes the thirty-seventh state Yellowstone becomes the world’s first national park

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Henry County Board of Commissioners

Tommy Smith Chairman
Email:
TSMITH@CO.HENRY .GA.US

Email:

Gary Barham District 3

GBARHAM@CO.HENRY.GA.US

Reid A. Bowman, Sr. William “Bo” Moss District 1 District 4
Email:
DISTRICT4@CO.HENRY.GA.US

Email:

BMOSS@CO.HENRY.GA.US

Brian Preston District 2
Email:
BPRESTON@CO.HENRY.GA.US

Bruce Holmes District 5
Email:
BHOLMES@CO.HENRY.GA.US

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