Over the weekend of the 4th of July, I began seeing a TV spot for the front-running Democratic candidate for Governor, former Governor Roy Barnes. Looks like ol’ Roy wants to live in the Big House on West Paces Ferry Road again.
But here’s where it gets interesting. Roy says that industry is laughing at Georgia. Here’s the script:
Narrator: A governor can create jobs by selling the advantages of Georgia to firms looking for a home. But it’s hard for industry to take us seriously when the Legislature attempts to outlaw stem cell research, passes bills about microchips in the brain, and talks about seceding from the Union.
Barnes: We can’t bring jobs to Georgia with the rest of the country laughing at us. I’ll make Georgia work.
Watch the TV spot below.
Now, I get to comment.
First…governors can’t create shit. Actually let me correct myself. About all a governor CAN create is shit. But they certainly don’t create jobs. Employers create jobs, and jobs are nothing more than the labor cost of a product or service. But jobs are not supposed to be an end, only a means to an end. Politicians on both sides of the Georgia Governor’s race say these stupid things about jobs, and people too stupid to know the difference just let ’em.
Second…industry has taken Georgia pretty seriously over the last 25 years. More Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Georgia than any other state. Talking about banning stem cell research won’t affect any industry that isn’t in the stem cell business. There are thousands of companies in hundreds of industries that couldn’t care less about stem cell research. Roy, you’re only using this as a wedge against the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Third…and the most fun of all…the Georgia Legislature actually did get a resolution passed about secession. SR632 was passed and adopted by the Georgia Senate on April 10, 2009. It affirmed state’s rights based upon Jeffersonian principles.
But Roy, ol’ buddy, if Georgians ever actually had the stones to rise up against Washington and secede, industry would stumble over each other to get to Georgia.
1) No more crushing Federal regulations, including EPA and OSHA.
2) No more federal income tax and being forced to be the tax collector for DC through withholding.
3) No more Social Security taxes
4) No Federal debt hanging over everyone’s head in Georgia
I could go on, but I’ve already written a ton about what it would be like in a state that secedes. If you want more, look in the Archives.
In closing, I just have to differ with ol’ Roy Barnes. As the Federal government implodes, and a deeper depression destroys more of the American economy, and then the dollar finally collapses, the states are going to be faced with a decision: either go it alone or stay serfdoms under a criminal Washington DC. If you think that secession is laughable, Roy, we’ll see who’s laughing when the shit hits the fan.
Secession is the only hope for liberty on the North American continent. Who will be first?
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