More issues than a News Stand

What do I stand for?

There are so many issues important to people right now, I had to redo this whole section of the website, because it was too tedious for everyone to read the issues one page at a time. 

(Alphabetized for convenience) 

Abortion & Reproductive Rights

Reproductive care must be available to all women, regardless of age, race or financial circumstances. Abortion is a crucial health matter, and it’s a decision that belongs to a woman, her doctor, and, optionally, her partner.

Affordable Housing

While the housing crisis stems from various factors, it demands a multifaceted approach for resolution. Here are a few crucial starting points:
– Investors artificially inflating housing prices over the past 5-10 years have exacerbated the crisis, flipping properties at exorbitant markups and pushing out potential homeowners in favor of renters burdened by high costs.
– Skyrocketing rental prices effectively block any opportunity for saving, further perpetuating the cycle of unattainable homeownership.
– Widespread inadequacy in wages persists, with many companies failing to offer a living wage. Closing the wage gap between the top and bottom earners is imperative to ensure that a single earner can adequately provide for a family of four, covering basic needs such as food, housing, and transportation.
It’s evident that a comprehensive strategy addressing these issues is essential to alleviate the housing crisis and promote financial stability for all.

Artificial Intelligence

To paraphrase Moore’s Law, technology advances at a pace where computing power doubles approximately every two years, accompanied by minimal cost increases. This exponential growth in technology raises concerns about distinguishing between humans and machines in communication, whether through text or voice. It underscores the importance of cautious implementation and regulatory frameworks for artificial intelligence (AI). However, it’s essential to recognize that machine learning, a subset of AI, is widely used in various everyday tasks like drafting legal documents, crafting resumes, and even programming assistance.

AI’s evolution promises continued growth in intelligence, necessitating the incorporation of safeguards into its development. One approach could be adopting the “Three Laws of Robotics” proposed by Isaac Asimov in “I, Robot”: (1) A robot may not harm or allow harm to come to a human being, (2) A robot must obey orders given by humans unless it conflicts with the first law, and (3) A robot must protect its existence unless it conflicts with the first or second laws.

* This entire issues list was fact-checked and in some cases rephrrased for clarity by the free version of ChatGPT, OpenAI’s Machine learning project. No content was changed by the system, only if I found any of my facts to be incorrect or unclear.

Broadband

The internet, like mobile phones, is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity. That’s why we must keep investing in broadband services across the country. We should let both local and national companies compete to improve internet access. This means laying fiber optics in some areas and providing affordable satellite or 5G internet in rural places where fiber isn’t feasible. By doing this, we can make sure everyone has access to reliable and affordable internet, no matter where they live.

Ceasefire in Gaza

The Israel/Palestine conflict has persisted for over a century, and the situation has become even more complex with the presence of terrorist organizations in Gaza. Resolving this conflict will require time and a nuanced approach. In the meantime, it’s imperative for the President and the United States to call for an immediate ceasefire and condemn the violence that is currently taking place.
Once a ceasefire is in effect, efforts can be made to facilitate dialogue and work towards a long-term solution that addresses the underlying issues and concerns of both sides. It’s essential for all parties involved to prioritize peace and stability in the region, and the international community, including the United States, must play a constructive role in facilitating negotiations and promoting peaceful coexistence.

Corporate Servitude

In today’s economy, large corporations are thriving, enjoying immense profits while workers see little improvement in their wages. The gap between executive pay and average worker earnings has widened significantly, with CEOs making, on average, 272 times more than regular employees in 2022. Despite these disparities, companies often tout their provision of healthcare benefits as a solution to wage inequality, though it merely offers discounted access to healthcare. This resurgence of trickle-down economics benefits the wealthy, who accumulate substantial wealth while suggesting that paying workers a living wage would lead to price hikes. In reality, this narrative obscures the fact that corporations continue to amass millions in profits, perpetuating income inequality in our society.

Corruption

The issue of dark money in Washington is deeply troubling. Wealthy individuals already have numerous advantages over the rest of us, and their money shouldn’t give them even more influence at the expense of the less fortunate. I firmly believe that no one should be for sale, and I refuse to accept money in exchange for legislation. It’s time to prioritize the needs of all citizens, not just those with deep pockets.

Candor

Republicans have twisted the concept of “truth” to fit their agenda. It feels like we’re electing leaders who speak in doublespeak whenever they’re in front of a microphone. How many times have you heard someone deny the insurrection, despite clear video evidence? Remember when the former president filled his cabinet with people who stood to profit by undermining their roles and called it “draining the swamp”? Those not focused on privatizing public services like education and the Postal Service were stripping away regulations, leaving the EPA powerless and allowing the Department of Labor to oppose minimum wage increases. And let’s not forget Jared and Ivanka, who made significant gains during their time in the White House. With me, you’ll get honesty. I’m an open book, ready to answer your questions, even if you don’t always like the answers. I promise to be truthful, and all campaign events will be recorded, both by my team and by anyone who wants to record independently. Bipartisan transparency is what America needs right now.

Disclosure and Transparency

We need to ask why closed-door proceedings are allowed, especially when they aren’t dealing with sensitive matters. In this day and age, with cameras everywhere, there’s no reason why the public shouldn’t have access to depositions and trials. The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to face accusers, and the Department of Justice allows victims to attend trials.
Americans are tired of politicians saying one thing and doing another, and we’re tired of information being controlled by those with agendas. Where are the tapes from J6 showing peaceful protests? Where is the transcript of Devon Archer’s deposition allegedly tying Hunter Biden? And when will Congress members cozying up to the enemy face treason charges?
Americans deserve the truth, and it’s harder to lie under oath when millions are watching. Let’s demand transparency and accountability in our justice system.

Earned Income Benefits

Republicans often target what they call ‘Entitlements,’ suggesting that recipients are getting free money. It’s a tactic to sway you against your own interests. But we know better. Our Earned Income Benefits come from our hard-earned paychecks since we started working. Why should anyone else control that money?
I’ll fight to protect Medicare and Social Security payments. They shouldn’t be treated like a piggy bank whenever the GOP threatens a shutdown. Let’s ensure our earned benefits remain safe and accessible for everyone.

Economy

The Biden economy may show signs of growth, but for those at the bottom, the reality is starkly different. Rising costs at the register overshadow any supposed progress. It’s a tale of inflated profits and unchecked greed among the elite, highlighting a ‘free market’ that caters to the wealthy while burdening the poor. It’s time for equity, not exploitation, to define our economic landscape.

Education

History evolves with new resources and information, painting a more complete picture beyond its original narratives.
That’s why we no longer celebrate Columbus and why Confederate statues, put up during the 1960s Civil Rights movement to intimidate people of color, are being taken down across the country.
Our schools should be safe spaces where teachers feel free to choose educational materials without fear of offending parents. Students should learn about diverse perspectives and discuss social issues without anxiety.

Energy

Coal and oil aren’t sustainable, and without a plan, we’re dependent on those who control these resources or risk environmental damage from over-drilling. Critics of alternative energy often point out flaws in solar, wind, or hydro power, but they miss the point that we need a mix of energy sources, including new ones yet to be invented.
Diversifying our energy sources makes it easier to integrate new technologies. As more vehicles and machines go electric, we have more ways to power them. This is an exciting time, highlighted by Elon Musk’s Tesla, which has shown that electric carsvehicles (EVs) can be attractive and desirable.
Other car companies are following suit, leading to innovative ways to generate and use energy. It’s time to embrace this shift and invest in a sustainable energy future for everyone.

Environment

Here’s some comforting news: the Earth will be just fine. Even if we end up living underground or cease to exist, the planet will carry on. Remember how quickly waterways cleared up during the pandemic when human activity paused? That’s a testament to the Earth’s resilience.
When it comes to climate change, there are generally two schools of thought:
1.) If we continue on our current path without making significant changes, by the time we realize the need for action, it might be too late. The ultra-wealthy might adapt to a dystopian future, while others may face conflicts over essential resources like water.
2.) Some argue that climate change is part of natural cycles, and we’re simply witnessing the Earth’s natural processes. However, this doesn’t negate the need for action, as extreme weather patterns can still cause chaos.
an’t both perspectives be true? While the climate naturally changes over time, we can still take steps to mitigate the drastic shifts we’ve seen in recent years. What if we prioritize cleaning up our air, water, and land, and preserve wooded areas instead of clear-cutting for unaffordable housing?
The worst-case scenario? We end up with a cleaner and more enjoyable planet for the time we have left. It’s worth striving for, regardless of differing beliefs about the climate.

Equality & Equity

Let’s break down the difference between equity and equality for those who may not be familiar:
Equality means everyone receives the same resources or opportunities, regardless of their individual circumstances.
Equity acknowledges that people have different needs and allocates resources and opportunities accordingly to ensure everyone has a fair chance at achieving the same outcome. It’s about achieving permanent fairness and justice.
The GOP often benefits from inequality and inequity. Their leadership tends to promote the idea that certain groups are inherently superior while neglecting to address the needs of everyone else. Instead, they prioritize policies that favor the wealthy and well-connected, allowing them to further enrich themselves at the expense of others.

Fairness in Media

In 1949, the FCC introduced the Fairness Doctrine, which aimed to ensure that differing viewpoints on controversial issues received equal airtime on local channels. Congress later expanded its reach in 1959 to include provisions for political candidates to have equal time on television and radio.
However, in 1985, the Fairness Doctrine was repealed by the FCC under President Reagan, citing concerns about its impact on free speech. This decision was made amid concerns from cable companies worried about its application to them.
Considering the current media landscape where public sources of information are limited, there’s debate about whether similar legislation is necessary. Some suggest the creation of a federal source of unbiased information, akin to PBS but focused on fact-only reporting, to address the challenges of misinformation and biased reporting.

Farm Bill

The National Farm Bill should be renewed and expanded to include broader SNAP benefits. This expansion should cover SNAP for college students, extend Georgia’s policy of ending the lifetime ban on those with a felony, and eliminate arbitrary work requirements. Additionally, the bill should provide protection for local, family farmers over large “factory farms”. which continue to buy up farmland throughout the country and put those family farms out of business.

Freedom

Our freedoms face constant challenges from the GOP due to factors like our birthplace, skin color, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs. Identity politics dominates our government, with the right-wing steering elections away from governance and focusing on issues like LGBTQ+ rights, minority rights, immigration, and poverty. However, marginalized groups aren’t a threat to children or promoting specific agendas.

Ironically, the real indoctrination in schools involves the promotion of religious, cisgender, white, heterosexual supremacy in places like Florida. This is unacceptable, and we must resist such ideologies.

It’s time to hold accountable those who have spent the last two years enabling the former president and neglecting their duties to their districts. The irony is evident in how the Party of Small Government™ interferes in our private lives.

Government Regulation

When it comes to government regulation, less isn’t always more. While it would be ideal to live in a culture where everyone prioritizes the well-being of others and future generations, the reality is that mega corporations often prioritize their own interests and those of their shareholders. Customers and environmental responsibility often take a backseat.

Due to the influence of lobbyists in Washington DC, current regulations are often too lenient. This allows companies to set their own rules, leading to negative impacts on public health and the environment. It’s crucial for the government to implement and enforce regulations that prioritize the greater good and ensure accountability among corporations.

Healthcare

We lead the developed world in healthcare costs, reflecting a deeply flawed system. Whether attributed to our culture of excessive consumption or the misconception that falling ill should lead to financial ruin, Americans pay a hefty price for their health. It doesn’t require advanced math skills to grasp that we shell out substantial sums to insurance companies merely for the privilege of consulting a doctor, with additional costs for copays and treatments.
Our current healthcare model disproportionately burdens the less affluent while leaving nearly everyone vulnerable to financial catastrophe due to unexpected medical bills. While some may opt to retain private insurance, implementing a public option funded through tax revenues is pivotal in bridging the economic divide and ensuring healthcare accessibility for all.
Closing existing tax loopholes can provide the necessary funding for this initiative, offering a more equitable and sustainable approach to healthcare financing.

Household Expenses

In today’s economy, many large companies are making unprecedented profits, while ordinary Americans struggle to afford the basics. This disparity, often referred to as “greed-flation,” forces hard-working individuals to make tough decisions like choosing between feeding their families or relying on food assistance for the first time.
Unfortunately, much of the wealth generated seems to remain concentrated among top executives, rather than benefiting those who need it most. It’s crucial to ensure that companies aren’t unfairly profiting at the expense of their employees and the community at large.
Calls for investigations into corporate practices and adherence to profiteering laws are growing louder. Holding corporations accountable and advocating for transparency are essential steps to ensure that everyone, from employees to the broader community, receives fair treatment and support.

Immigration

Simply advocating for “”closing the border”” won’t effectively address the immigration challenges we face, especially since the border isn’t wide open as some may perceive. Our border security and processing teams are under-resourced and ill-equipped to handle the influx of migrants seeking entry.
To address this issue, we must bolster our presence at the border to guide migrants toward legal crossing points. Utilizing technology such as infrared cameras on drones can help pinpoint new crossing areas, improving our ability to manage migration flows more effectively.
Furthermore, our current immigration system lacks a clear pathway to citizenship for many aspiring immigrants. While statistics suggest that the success rate for obtaining a green card is disappointingly low, it underscores the urgent need for comprehensive immigration reform to create fairer and more accessible pathways to legal status for those who seek it.

Infrastructure

The $1.2 billion infrastructure project signed by President Biden in January 2023, aimed at repairing and replacing old roads and bridges across nine communities, is a positive addition to the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed in 2021. Continued investment in our infrastructure is crucial because time is the greatest threat to the integrity of our roads and structures.

Justice

Criminal justice reform is urgently needed, spanning from the highest levels of the Supreme Court down to local law enforcement agencies. The Supreme Court lacks oversight, with Justices facing ethical controversies such as accepting gifts from parties with cases before the court and allegations of misconduct. State and local governments are increasingly authoritarian, imposing restrictions on women’s reproductive rights and denying public services to minority groups, eroding our Constitutional Republic. Police reform is imperative, as the prevalent “shoot first, ask questions later” mentality exacerbates the divide between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Victims hesitate to call the police due to fears of mistaken shootings, highlighting the need for enhanced de-escalation training. Instances of law enforcement shooting mentally handicapped individuals despite being informed of their condition underscore the urgency of accountability and the elimination of qualified immunity. It’s time to dismantle the police state and ensure law enforcement is accountable to the communities they serve.

Labor

Labor unions have historically played a pivotal role in workers protections, ensuring that workers are not abused by employers. By negotiating with employers, unions are able to use the collective power of the workforce to place checks on corporate bullying by employers, and promoting equity for the workers. A strong collective bargaining force supports a strong middle class, without which, the nation cannot be healthy.

LGBTQ+ Rights

I think, if you’ve gotten this far, you may think you have a pretty good idea of where I stand on LGBTQ+ rights, and you’d be correct. Once again, the government has no place in your relationship, and there is nothing that should be available to a heterosexual couple that is denied a gay couple. I will fight to keep Uncle Sam out of your bedroom and help to keep all of us safe from the overreach infecting Washington.

I feel like this topic should have more than 3 sentences to represent what some see is a very concerning “issue”, but it’s actually quite simple, just remember the following 3 rules:

  1. What consenting adults do behind closed doors (within the law), and any life that they should lead to reflect that, is not the government’s business
  2. What consenting adults do behind closed doors (within the law), and any life that they should lead to reflect that, is NOT the government’s business
  3. What consenting adults do behind closed doors (within the law), and any life that they should lead to reflect that, is NOT THE GOVERNMENT’S BUSINESS
Living-Wage Paying Jobs

Every day, it seems the wage gap widens, with the wealthy often lecturing the poor about their spending habits instead of addressing systemic issues. The real problem isn’t avocado toast or Starbucks; it’s the lack of corporate responsibility towards employees. In most cases, corporations prioritize shareholders’ interests over those of their workers.
When President Roosevelt introduced the minimum wage in 1938, its purpose was to provide enough income for workers to afford a home, a car, and to support their families on a single income. While some argue that individuals should seek higher-paying jobs if they want more luxuries, basic necessities like housing, food, and transportation are fundamental for survival, not luxuries.
It’s time to address the root causes of economic inequality and ensure that everyone has access to a living wage that allows them to meet their basic needs without struggling to survive.

Lobbying

For the uninitiated, lobbyists serve as intermediaries who advocate for various interests in the legislative and regulatory processes. While some lobbyists represent corporate entities and may wield significant influence, it’s important to recognize that lobbying encompasses a broad spectrum of interests, including those of nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, and industries beyond corporations.
However, there are valid concerns about the potential for undue corporate influence in government decision-making. In some cases, lobbyists are paying for favorable treatment from lawmakers, and there have been instances where legislation has been drafted by the corporations themselves.
As a candidate, I am committed to fostering transparency and accountability in government and addressing the influence of corporate interests in policymaking. While recognizing the importance of lobbying in ensuring that diverse voices are heard, I believe it’s essential to safeguard the integrity of our democratic processes and prevent undue corporate influence from undermining the interests of the broader populace.

MAGA / Republicans / The Uniparty

The Republican party is undergoing significant challenges, particularly with the rise of the MAGA movement, which has been described as The Cult of MAGA. This faction of the GOP is often viewed as resistant to change, displaying xenophobic tendencies and promoting a divisive agenda. There’s been a noticeable trend within the party towards rolling back established rights and obstructing societal acceptance and integration of anything outside of their “norms”.
In political circles, there’s a growing discourse about a perceived “uniparty” where Democrats and Republicans are seen as serving similar corporate interests. However, it’s important to recognize distinctions between the two parties. While there may be overlaps, Democrats generally prioritize social justice, economic equality, and democratic principles, and they don’t advocate for extreme measures like overthrowing democracy or installing a dictator.
Amidst these divisions, it’s crucial to foster constructive dialogue and uphold democratic norms within the political landscape. Rather than advocating for a third party, efforts should be focused on promoting accountability, fostering unity, and addressing the underlying issues that contribute to political polarization.

Manufacturing

Georgia’s 14th District, like many other regions nationwide, has a rich manufacturing history. However, as technology progresses, fewer individuals are needed to perform the same tasks. It’s disheartening to witness people being cast aside because companies lack loyalty to those who have dedicated decades to their jobs, particularly in blue-collar roles where equipment wear and tear are inevitable.
To address this issue, I propose legislation that incentivizes companies to retain their existing employees and reinvest in job training for new roles. Alternatively, arrangements should be made to provide surplus employees with access to job training programs.
By encouraging companies to prioritize the well-being and professional development of their workforce, we can mitigate the negative impact of technological advancements on employment and ensure that individuals have the opportunity to adapt and thrive in the changing job market.

Mass Transit

America’s landscapes are breathtaking, yet often our views are dominated by highways and billboards. We’ve developed a culture centered around cars, valuing the privacy and freedom to sing loudly or have phone conversations while driving. But the growing traffic congestion, especially as more cars clog our roads, threatens our enjoyment of driving and the environment.
To address these challenges, we should explore alternative transportation options. Clean buses, local trains, high-speed rail, and innovative technologies like hyperloop could ease congestion and reduce our reliance on cars. In Northwest Georgia, freight trains are common, but passenger trains like Amtrak are underutilized.
To address these challenges, we should explore alternative transportation options. Clean buses, local trains, high-speed rail, and innovative technologies like hyperloop could ease congestion and reduce our reliance on cars. In Northwest Georgia, freight trains are common, but passenger trains like Amtrak are underutilized.

Mental Health & Addiction

The American healthcare system, often considered one of the worst in the developed world, falls particularly short in addressing mental health and addiction. When conversations about gun control arise, politicians often attribute issues to mental health but fail to take meaningful action beyond that point. Our medical system urgently requires a holistic overhaul with mental and behavioral health as a central focus, rather than treating them as add-ons.
Addiction, classified as an illness, has been unjustly criminalized, disproportionately affecting those who are economically disadvantaged. It’s clear that addicts need accessible, safe, and free assistance. The failed “war on drugs” demonstrates that punitive measures are not the answer. It’s time to destigmatize mental health and addiction, enabling people to seek help without fear or shame. It’s a crucial step towards a more compassionate and effective approach to healthcare.

National Security

Our nation’s security is consistently under threat, a consequence of being the leading superpower. However, reacting with isolationism is not the solution. The internet has enabled us to transcend borders socially and economically, making it impractical to retreat and confine ourselves within national boundaries in terms of policy.
It’s essential for us to maintain robust support for organizations like NATO and to unequivocally oppose governments that pose a threat to us. By engaging with the global community and standing firm against adversarial regimes, we can better protect our security interests and uphold our values on the international stage.

Project 2025

Our nation’s security is consistently under threat, a consequence of being the leading superpower. However, reacting with isolationism is not the solution. The internet has enabled us to transcend borders socially and economically, making it impractical to retreat and confine ourselves within national boundaries in terms of policy.
It’s essential for us to maintain robust support for organizations like NATO and to unequivocally oppose governments that pose a threat to us. By engaging with the global community and standing firm against adversarial regimes, we can better protect our security interests and uphold our values on the international stage.

Religious Liberty

The very first sentence of the Bill of Rights is “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”, where did anyone get the idea that the United States is a Christian Nation? Georgia is historically a religious state, there are almost as many churches as Waffle Houses and the Bill of Rights guarantees this. Along with this comes tax-free status, because churches are, in theory, charitable organizations. But, what happens when the government does respect a particular religion or church, and uses that church to promote their political viewpoint? Whether that’s for a campaign, or to push a particular agenda, politics has no place in the church, and the church has no place in our legislation. Looking back to my promise of absolute candor, I, personally, do not follow a particular religion, choosing instead to lead my life by some of the best examples of many, versus many people who claim one religion and ignore whichever parts are inconvenient – while trying to impose other parts on strangers. Religion or spirituality is between a person and their deity, or not, if that is the case. Morality is not created or introduced by religion, it is an inherent compass that we were all born with, no religion is more or less morally superior to another. So, whether you worship the Judeo-Christian God, Allah, Vishnu, or The Flying Spaghetti Monster, I will represent what is right in Washington, without bringing religion into any legislation.

If you think a theocracy might be a good thing, imagine it with a religion that is not your own.

Second Amendment

If you’re hoping for someone to relax current gun laws, I’m not your guy. Here’s what I propose instead:
-Introduce a mandatory seven-day waiting period for all gun purchases, including those at gun shows and in private sales.
-Enforce thorough background checks for all firearm sales, including mental health evaluations. Sellers would receive a straightforward “Yes” or “No” response.
-Hold gun owners accountable for lost or stolen firearms. If a stolen gun is used in a crime and the owner hasn’t stored it securely, they could face charges for negligence. Parents whose children access the firearm may face even stricter penalties.
I understand these measures may seem stringent, but I believe they address the concerns of many who worry about the safety of our kids when they leave the house.

Student Loans

Opponents of student loan relief often highlight how they managed to pay off their loans while supporting a family, which is commendable. However, the steep rise in college costs has made it increasingly difficult for younger generations to have the same experience.
Between 1961 and 2021, college costs surged by 135%. Adjusted for inflation, the total cost of a four-year college education skyrocketed from $11,840 to $30,031, a 253% increase. In past decades, college education shifted from being about learning to acquiring skills for a middle-class job. By the 2000s, there was a widespread belief that a degree was essential for success, leading to unintended class discrimination.
While there’s no easy solution, President Biden’s loan cancellation initiative is a positive step toward helping many people. However, it’s just a beginning. We must acknowledge that some who paid off their loans themselves may not agree with it. Yet, if we force future generations to suffer as we did, how can we progress as a society?

Taxes

We need a tax system that is fair and simple for everyone, with no special treatment or loopholes. Here’s the idea:
-Apply a flat tax rate to all income earned, regardless of how much you make or who you are.
-Make sure there’s a tax on any profit earned from selling assets, like stocks or property.
Right now, some companies make big profits in our country but don’t contribute much to support the infrastructure they use. We need a tax system where everyone contributes their fair share.

Term Limits

While it’s constutionally written that individuals under may not hold the office under a certain age, there is no mention of a maximum number of terms one can serve. In 1787, governing was not something that people would even think of making a career of, but a service provided. Currently, incumbents enjoy a staggering re-election rate of 93%, highlighting the entrenched nature of many elected officials’ positions.
Proposing a term limit of a maximum number of terms in one position of service would open avenues for a variety of viewpoints, including more traditional ones, in elections.
However, implementing such a measure requires careful thought and discussion to ensure fairness and effectiveness. It’s crucial to balance experience with the need for fresh ideas and representation in government, so any changes will need to be well-measured..

Truth in Journalism

In today’s era of information overload, discerning the “real truth” without bias from the political spectrum has become increasingly challenging. To address this issue, I propose the establishment of FCC-regulated news networks dedicated to reporting facts without opinion or bias. These networks would go as far as fact-checking hosts on other networks and filling in omitted parts of the story.
Given the current state of technology, there’s no reason why we should tolerate debates where candidates can freely lie and spin without consequence. Real-time fact-checking tools could easily be implemented for viewers or moderators to ensure accuracy during debates.
While bringing back The Fairness Doctrine may not be feasible due to the prevalence of on-demand media consumption, it’s essential to provide people with a reliable way to discern truth from falsehoods amid the abundance of information available. With the majority of media consumption now happening through video clips online, it’s crucial to implement measures that help viewers navigate through the noise and access accurate information.

Underappreciated Professions

LMany of our unsung heroes are driven by their passion for their work and the desire to make a positive impact. However, love for the job and the sense of fulfillment don’t pay the bills. Struggling to afford rent, food, or even basic necessities like gas to get to work can turn a beloved job into a source of resentment.
In Georgia, K-12 teachers earn an average of just $45,000 per year, while the average police officer makes slightly over $50,000 annually. Considering the financial strain they face, it’s worth questioning whether the stress of financial insecurity makes them more susceptible to affects their temperament. Similarly, nurses in Georgia earn an average of $29 per hour (4% under the national average), yet endure significant challenges in their demanding roles.
Adequite compensation reflects the value we place on our civil servants and helps promote job satisfaction, retention, and overall well-being. It’s time to prioritize fair compensation for these essential workers who play crucial roles in our society. Recognizing the value of their contributions goes beyond dollars and cents; it’s about ensuring dignity, respect, and stability for those who dedicate themselves to serving others.

Veteran's affairs

The treatment of our veterans is nothing short of shameful. We send them to wars that often lack clear purpose, subjecting them to unimaginable experiences. Upon returning home, they find that the injuries and infirmities caused by their service are met with underfunded and mismanaged care.
Accessing specialists can take months, and if the local VA lacks the necessary expertise, obtaining care from outside doctors has historically been a bureaucratic nightmare. Veterans and military personnel deserve free access to the best medical care without the burdensome red tape.
It’s time we prioritize the well-being of those who have sacrificed so much for our country and ensure they receive the care and support they rightfully deserve.

"Woke" Ideology

Dictionary.com:
Woke [wohk] adj. – having or marked by an active awareness of systemic injustices and prejudices, especially those involving the treatment of ethnic, racial, or sexual minorities.


Being woke is what progressives are all about. I stand for Diversity, Equality, Equity and Inclusion, in all facets of life. Ideally, this wouldn’t be a topic at all, but for some reason, republicans have to put themselves above the other citizens. If we could all stop fighting over the small things (that don’t affect us, anyway), we could turn our attention to those who really mean us harm, the big corporations that will buy and sell every one of us to make a buck. How did we come to a point in society where compassion is used as an insult?


Our former president had a very difficult time denouncing white-extremist groups, and bigotry in general.  This isn’t a partisan issue, this is a human issue. Hate is not a family value, and judging by the wars we’ve fought, bigotry is not what America stands for.  I proudly call myself woke, without hesitation.

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