Journal of the American Planning Association Volume 79, Issue 3, 2013 The Actions of Discontent: Tea Party and Property Rights Activists Pushing Back Against Regional Planning ABSTRACT Problem, research strategy, and findings: The Tea Party’s effects on local and regional planning efforts, given the movement’s fierce support of property rights and equally fierce opposition to […]
Nearly 100 years ago, Walter Lippmann wrote about “the manufacture of consent” in his classic work, “Public Opinion.” On the heels of that book, Edward Bernays penned a little volume called “Propaganda,” in which he stated that an elite would always be responsible for making the public aware of “new ideas” which the public would […]
Georgia State Senator Josh McKoon spoke at The Madison Forum breakfast meeting on Saturday, August 29th. Sen. McKoon gave his insight on the 2016 GA Legislative Session and many other issues that will be of interest to Georgia voters. Topics Sen. McKoon discussed included the following. (skip directly to a topic by clicking the links […]
May 30, 2014 By Field Searcy, TrafficTruth.net Last Tuesday night, the Cobb Board of Commissioners approved a contract for $168,000 to the local firm Garrett McNatt Hennessey & Carpenter to lobby for federal government grants and influence at the state capitol. Moments earlier the BOC had closed out public comment on any topic after hearing […]
By Judi Caler August 25, 2015 NewsWithViews.com Rita Dunaway, staff counsel for the Convention of States Project (COS), wrote an article, Five Myths about Article Five, which turns the Constitution on its ear. Ironically, her article challenges five premises that are true, while invoking at least 9 myths of her own. In fact, the very […]
President Obama announced the EPA Clean Power Plan this past week and it was almost immediately challenged by many states attorneys general and other legal experts. Whether the EPA has exceeded its mandate from Congress and whether the rules violate the Constitution are the issues being questioned. The purpose of the Plan, according to the Environmental […]
Scott Bradley’s talk about his opposition to an Article V Convention to propose a Balanced Budget Amendment, delivered at a Council Dinner of The John Birch Society in Ohio.
Chris Stevens, Regional Field Director for JBS, joined the Northwest Georgia 912 Project for a discussion on the case against the call for an Article V Convention. In his presentation, Chris brings forward key weaknesses of the strategy, as defined by the Constitution, and applies some common sense to why it is a bad idea.
Written by Fr. James Thornton One of the most interesting aspects of the study of history is that very often men born in the most humble of circumstances nevertheless rise up to affect the course of human history dramatically. They may be men of action or men of thought, yet in either case their activities […]
The Transportation Leadership Coalition supports regional communication and cooperation. We can all benefit from regional discussions on the issues that affect us the most. What we do not need is a State imposed layer of regional government bureaucracy. Counties and Cities working together to solve problems is a good idea, but regional governance is both unaccountable […]