March 9, 2016, I qualified for the Georgia Republican Party primary to be held on May 24. My objective is to win the GA 2nd District congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, occupied since 1993 by the Democrat incumbent, Sanford Bishop.
Background in Politics
When my husband and I moved to Macon in Bibb County, Georgia in the mid 1980’s, the city had more industry and jobs were available. Since then the Cagle factory, Brown & Williamson, and other businesses disappeared. The quality of childhood education declined and, with the introduction of the high stress testing of No Child Left Behind and Common Core, it is more like child and teacher abuse. (As a nursing educator, I had to teach to high stakes tests, but at least my students were adults). And now Gov. Nathan Deal, a supporter of Common Core, is proposing to replace the locally elected school board control of some schools (several in District 2) by a constitutional amendment in November's election called Opportunity School District, which offers no new resources to help struggling public school students succeed.
Since the federal government's War on Poverty started in the l960's, a large number of children grow up in federally subsidized homes without the presence or support of their fathers. Their mothers feed them with federally subsidized food stamps that do not last the month; and when school is out, on the weekends and in the summer, they frequently go hungry. Their self esteem suffers and they frequently miss or drop out of school. Their life choices are limited, and most center on having children out of wedlock, drug abuse, drug selling, and incarceration. Life before birth and after birth is disrespected, and violence has risen.
If you read my book, Undermining the U.S. Constitution: How the Communist Manifesto of 1848 Blueprints the Actions of the Democratic Party and President Obama Today, you know that I believe the Democrat Party (which I now call the "Party of Slavery: Past and Future," due to our $19 trillion debt) is largely behind these changes. It is that belief that motivated me to become political.
In 2010, when Bibb County was in District 8, I ran in the Republican Party primary. The winner of my primary, Austin Scott, went on to win the GA 8th District congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives away from the Democrat incumbent, Jim Marshall.
Following the 2010 census, as the congressional districts were being redrawn, I attended a hearing of state officials to voice my objection to splitting counties. Subsequently Bibb County was split, roughly two miles from my front door, between District 8 and District 2. My home remained in District 8.
In 2014, I joined four others in the Republican Party primary for District 12. The winner, Rick Allen, went on to win the congressional seat away from the Democrat incumbent, John Barrow.
March 9, 2016, I qualified again for the Republican Party primary. I am working now to win the GA 2nd District congressional seat away from its Democrat incumbent since 1993, Sanford Bishop.