State of Georgia Archives: on Government Reform


Nathan Deal: Fulfill true purposes of government then get out of the way

Last year, I told you that I had a goal: To fulfill the truest purposes of government--the ones for which Georgians need their government most--"and then get out of the way so that they can live their lives in freedom and as they see fit."

So far, I believe we have done that well. We have made communities safer, improved educational opportunities, provided for infrastructure improvements, driven workforce development, generated a better business environment and created jobs.

Source: 2013 State of the State address to Georgia Legislature Jan 17, 2013

Doug Collins: Increased transparency about campaign contributions

Q: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?

A: I do believe there is room for reform and increased transparency inside the election process, especially on the national level.

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2012

Sonny Perdue: Make government more responsive, efficient, & value-driven

We spent the first six years of my administration, before this recession even began, making government more responsive, more efficient, more value-driven. And then came the biggest state revenue drop since the Great Depression.

It would be easy to sit back and point fingers at Washington. But we must reject the course forward that promises the next generation little more than an expensive bill--crushing entitlements and unfunded mandates.

Source: Georgia 2010 State of the State Address Jan 13, 2010

Vernon Jones: Increasing individuals donation limits for federal campaigns

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

Alan Keyes: Congress should have the last word, not the Supreme Court

When they put the whole thing together for the federal court system, they gave jurisdiction to the Supreme Court of the US, and then they gave it appellate jurisdiction over all other cases arising under the Constitution, “with such exceptions and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.” When they tell you that the Supreme Court has the last word, they lie! The last word belongs to the representatives of the people, and it’s time for them to speak in defense of our right to honor God Almighty
Source: Rally in Blairsville, Georgia Oct 21, 2003

Alan Keyes: Obeying the dictate of federal judges means no Constitution

If we must lock-step, knee-jerk obey the dictate of judges on the federal bench when their orders have no basis in law or the Constitution, then we have no laws and we have no Constitution! We have only tyranny and oppression! We reached this point on an issue that is not the least important issue that a free people can face. Indeed, if we look at the example of the folks who wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, we would be justified in asserting that it may be the most important right of all.
Source: Rally in Blairsville, Georgia Oct 21, 2003

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