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Monday, August 3, 2009

Conservative State Project Endorses John Oxendine for Georgia Governor

Joining our long list of conservative candidate endorsements like Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint, Marco Rubio, Peter Schiff, Paul Broun, Peg Lusisk, Michael Williams, John Thune, Gary Herbert, Bob Vander Plaats, Jeff Flake, Sam Brownback, Ron Paul, Louie Gohmert, Tom Price, Tom McClintock, Spencer Bachus, and Rick Perry, Conservative State Project is pleased to endorse John Oxendine for Governor of Georgia.

Here are the issues that I base my endorsement of Oxendine on:

FairTax: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that he would implement the Fair Tax. For those who don't know, the Fair Tax is a progressive national retail sales tax, a prebate to ensure no American pays federal taxes on spending up to the poverty level, Dollar-for-dollar federal revenue neutrality, and a repeal of the 16th Amendment through companion legislation. This is a very good idea and I believe it will truly help GA's economy in a positive way.

GA Tax Code: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that we need to scrap the current Georgia tax code. He also says that Georgia needs to develop a revenue program based on our modern economy and not the Industrial Revolution's, and that we must manage Georgia with a solid conservative, free enterprise philosophy, cut out those functions best managed by the private sector, and have a tax code that does not tax income. This is not only a good idea, this is a GREAT idea!

Transportation: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that, to solve the transportation problem, we must build a western bypass and a fallline freeway. This western bypass would start at Ringgold, go through Summerville, Carrollton, Newnan, and end at Macon. The fallline freeway would start at Colombus, go through Macon, and end at Augusta. This would ease the difficulty that the businesses in South Georgia have when they are going north to ship products. Another idea to ease congestion around the connector is to build a paralell connector, connecting I-85 to I-75, and also going through I-20.

Water: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that, to solve the Water problem, he would start the process of digging a series of state-owned and operated resivoirs over North Georgia. This will help to preserve water and give the local citizens access to their water, and it will help bring industry to Georgia.

Abortion: If elected, John Oxendine has stated that he will use the power of the Governor’s office to create an environment where abortion providers will not want to do business in Georgia any longer. He will enforce existing law and use the state Constitution to put Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers out of business in Georgia. Life is a precious gift from our Creator. Abortion is the taking of that precious gift, an innocent life. As Governor, he will oppose abortion at any point of gestation. Our support for life should be supplemented by an amendment to the Georgia Constitution proclaiming a "paramount right to life".

Your thoughts.

4 comments:

  1. A couple of problems with your endorsment of John Oxendine.

    A) While the Fair Tax is a good idea it will be hard to implement by a governor of the state. The Georgia legislation has attempted to do something similar to the fair tax for a while and it has not been passed. I know that Oxendine says he will do it, but obviously he doesn't know much about the three branches of government and their role according to the Georgia Constitution and the Federal Constitution. The Governor implements law, he doesn't make it.

    Also I feel sorry for all retailers on all the borders when they get shifted to a fair tax. People who live close enough to Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee will just go across the boarder so they will not have to pay the outrageous sales tax put on goods and services. If this fair tax does get implemented in the State of Georgia you better believe that I will be buying all of my goods off the SALES TAX FREE internet...or does Oxendine believe that he has the power to tax the internet also.

    B)Sounds like he has a great plan for transportation...but wait Georgia does not have any money what so ever. They are furloughing people left and right. Yet Oxendine feels that by going to an unsure shift in tax revenue and by maintaining a balenced budget he can still get this project off the ground. Does not sound to conservative to me. Also let's not forget that John Oxendine has gone on record to say that he would not take funds from our federal governoment. Guess we can count them out for helping us build this highway.

    C) I know that old school "conservatives" get all sort of giddy from key words and key phrases, but keep in mind it is a John Oxendine type of politician who got the Republican Party in the mess they are in now. Not only does he have to win a primary, but he has to win a general election.

    As a life long Republican who has never voted for a Democrat in his life I promise that I will do whatever it takes to not let John Oxendine become Governor of this great state. What do you guys say about all of his corruption charges: The blue lights, the $120,000, the new allegation of him using a state airplane funded by taxpayers money to go to a speech and then go to a meet and greet fundraiser (conservative?). Do you guys honestly not see how all of this is not right? It is people like John Oxendine, corrupt, inept, power hungry politicians, who have truly hurt the Republican Party. Follow along little sheep.

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  2. Why is the state insurance commissioner,Oxendine, out hunting with the chairman and CEO of one of the nations largest insurance providers?
    They are 'friends'. and, of course, no business was discussed and Oxendine paid his own costs for the trip!

    Politicians!! like pigs to swill

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  3. That bovine shakedown artist is a walking talking example of everything wrong with politics. I've never voted for a Dim but if Oxendine gets the Republican nomination I'll be voting for Barnes to keep the Republican brand from being further tarnished! We don't need a Chicago style POLITICIAN in the Georgia Governor's Mansion.

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