I have already cast my vote for the governor of Georgia election this year, but if you haven’t–and you are still undecided–I recommend you cast your vote for the man who will represent the people, not himself or criminals.
I can only tell you how these two candidates have impacted my own personal life during their service to the state of Georgia and what their future leadership could mean to me personally. Perhaps it would help you to know it, though.
Roy Barnes: Terminating teacher’s tenure
When Roy Barnes was in office as Georgia’s governor before; I was employed by the University System of Georgia. The system wasn’t broke then, but Roy would go on to try and fix it anyway, much like he is proposing to do now in Georgia.
Roy was a locomotive governor, railroading his agenda through and not stopping to fuel up with wise counsel or hear the cries of the people on the platform around him. You can read more about that at “Roy Barnes tells North Georgia voters he will be railroading again.”
Roy Barnes just made decision after decision and swept on down the tracks, oblivious to the fallout around him. He terminated teacher’s tenure. He dismantled Georgia’s state flag, too. It was as if he thought he was the only one who had a right to a voice about it. We elected him governor–not king. And now, years later, Roy Barnes admitted his one-term failures. But was it just to get back into office?
Roy Barnes: Representing criminals
Roy has served as a lawyer for many people, and it has been noted, most recently by Valdosta Daily, that Roy Barnes did indeed represent an accused murderer in 1980 and a child molester later, just as Nathan Deal’s ads are saying.
The governor of Georgia needs to be a man who champions the laws of Georgia. He doesn’t need to be someone who has championed the freedoms of the criminal element instead.
Personally, I’ve had a loved one murdered. I’ve had a great deal of respect for the law enforcement community who investigated it and the DA who prosecuted the case. I can’t imagine having a governor who defended the man who did it, however. That doesn’t sit right with me in the least. And it has nothing to do with a lawyer’s right to defend the accused.
It has to do, instead, with some jobs needing candidates who are above the potential question: Will he lean in favor of the criminal when legislating and making state decisions or will he be for the law-abiding citizens in the state?
Roy Barnes vs. Nathan Deal or John Monds
When you go to vote for the next governor of Georgia on Tuesday, ask yourself two questions. First, while Roy Barnes was dismantling Georgia and abusing the power we gave him as governor back then, what was Nathan Deal doing instead. Second When Roy Barnes was defending the criminals in a court of law, who was Nathan Deal defending?
I can answer those questions: First, Nathan Deal was representing me and you in the U.S. House, and a fine job he did. Second, he was busy defending us–not criminals–from those in Congress who would rob us of our freedoms and our options, just like they are trying to do now.
I don’t need Roy Barnes to dismantle the Georgia educational system, school vouchers, or teacher’s tenure. I don’t need him legislating on behalf of criminals who harm my family, either. And I don’t need Pres. Obama to come to Georgia and cuss Roy Barnes so we will think they aren’t a “team.”
I do, however, need a candidate like Nathan Deal to sit in that governor’s seat and do for us here what he did for us in Washington: protect us from those who would dictate our future to us or rob us of our state rights.
Resource: Valdosta Daily.com