Becky's Beat

Why Fight For Our Rights

Why Fight For Our Rights

To face mask, or not to face mask. Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp is now suing Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over her “edict” that Atlanta’s citizens wear face masks in public and that businesses must require them to open their doors. I recently attended a wedding in Huntsville,

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It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village

I was raised in the Army, and in a local church in every community where we lived, so this concept was my reality for decades before it was coined by Mrs. Clinton. But the statement succinctly reflects a powerful truth. We as Americans are a unique people in that we care for those beyond our family units, we care for those around the

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Drug Price Transparency

Drug Price Transparency

I have several prescriptions and when I dropped my health insurance coverage due to the prohibitively high price that I literally couldn’t afford and the lack of tangible benefit that I had received for the prior three years, I was quite concerned about what would happen to the price of my drugs. I have a number of friends

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Church & State

Church & State

I met a constituent in Michael’s a few weeks ago and after giving him my palm card as he walked away, he came back to me in the store and asked me what I thought the role of religion should be in government. I told him that I was a Christian so religion and God were central to my life, but that as a representative for my

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Judicial Abuse Against US Citizens For Political Purposes

Judicial Abuse Against US Citizens For Political Purposes

The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State… Amendment XI to the Constitution of the United States. Innocent

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The Electoral College

The Electoral College

Because of how our country developed with most of the colonists arriving on the East Coast and then eventually migrating West, our Founding Fathers were sensitive to a reluctance of the population to government by majority vote and sought to balance the interest of all our citizens. The “United”

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Inalienable Rights

Inalienable Rights

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are identified in the Unites States Constitution as inalienable rights. What does that actually mean? The Constitution goes on to define it for us so there’s no question what our Founding Fathers meant – “endowed by their Creator”, “truths that are self-evident”, “that

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Building Business In Georgia & District 13

Building Business In Georgia & District 13

When businesses consider where to locate, many factors come into the decision (in no particular order): 1) how business friendly is the state, 2) how business friendly is the county; 3) how business friendly is the town; 4) what tax incentives are being offered by the city; 5) what tax incentive

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Education Empowers Achievement

Education Empowers Achievement

Providing our children, our young people and our young adults the tools to excel in life is very important to the success of a community. I’ve become increasingly concerned that our “education systems”, including public-schools, colleges and universities, have been hijacked

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