1)Sonny Perdue- God blessed Georgia and the schools with Perdue's oversight. I am thankful that 8 of the 21 years I taught were under his oversight. His father was a farmer and his mother was a teacher. His policies towards education advanced education in Georgia. I remember well that his administration marked a turning point in the habit of spending money out of my own pocket for classroom supplies each year. He provided the gift cards which came to be known by teachers as "Sonny Money." This definitely eased the financial burden on teachers who paid to teach. I was glad to see him take office from Roy Barnes, and sad to see him go in 2010.
2)Nathan Deal- It felt great to me to have Nathan Deal succeed Perdue. Both of his parents were teachers. I have had personal experience with Nathan Deal when he was a Congressman for District 9, (later renamed as district 10,) much of the NorthWest Georgia mountain area. It was sometime around the time Deal changed from the Democrat Party to the Republican ticket in the nineties, that I met him. I filed a complaint with him because of the difficulty in working with state agencies to collect my children's child support. He allowed me to talk to him in person, and solved the problem with a phone call to the state agencies involved. The boys had a check so fast it made my head spin, thanks to Nathan Deal.
3)Johnny Isakson- Isakson is a Senator from Georgia, and previously served as a Representative in the Republican party. He is often seen as a "a libertarian-leaning conservative" because of his policies to promote free enterprise and an anti big-government sentiment. He was instrumental in getting the Honda Plant built in Georgia, where my husband works. And, of course, he is pro-life.
4)Rep. Tom Price (R-GA 6th District) 4th term Republican from Georgia 6th District. He was a surgeon prior to his senate position. He earned both his degrees from the University of Michigan. He serves on the Budget and Ways and Means committees. And he is pro-life.
5)Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA 8th District) 1st term Republican from Georgia 8th District. He serves on the agricultural and Armed Services Committees. He graduated from the University of Georgia. And he is pro-life.
6)Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA 9th District) 2nd term Republican from Georgia 9th District. He was a real estate developer and a landscaper before going into politics. He works on the Appropriations committee. He was a UGA graduate. And he is pro-life.
7)Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA 10th District) 3rd term Republican from Georgia 10th District. He was also a Family Doctor before going into politics. He knows firsthand about medical procedures such as abortion, having been trained in the medical field. He is against abortion across the board. He graduated from the University of Georgia. He serves on the Homeland Security, the Natural Resources, and the Science, Space, and Technology Committees.
8)Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA 3rd District) 4th term Republican from Georgia 3rd District. He was previously a builder, and graduated from Georgia State. And he is pro-life, as well.
9)Michele Bachmann- Bachmann's position on life is that "Life is the first right; I'm 100% pro-life from conception." I am thankful for candidates that will stand for life, as it is an unpopular choice at this time, like at other times in history. (The Romans allowed abortion. So, it is definitely not a "modern" idea.)
10)Herman Cain- Cain has been open about his plan for the economy and his stance on life. The other candidates don't really have a clue about what to do with the economy. I am thankful the guy has been thinking. Some of the facts on Herman Cain:
*Don't blame Wall Street; don't blame bankers; Blame yourself. (Oct 2011)
*Make sure that revenues equals spending. (Oct 2011)
*Wall St bailout was a win-win; but administered poorly. (Oct 2011)
*Audit the Federal Reserve; but fix it, don't end it. (Sep 2011)
*This economy is on life support; we need a bold solution. (Sep 2011)
*9-9-9 economic growth: stop picking winners & losers. (Sep 2011)
*Block proposals for more spending and debt. (Sep 2011)
*Don't raise debt ceiling; that doesn't solve problem. (Aug 2011)
+++"The Founding Fathers got it right. The Founding Fathers got it right because
of those fundamental principles: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
They also got it in the right order. That wasn't an accident. Their vision
meant that you could pursue happiness in America as long as you don't infringe
upon the liberties of somebody else. And you can pursue all the liberties that
you want as long as you don't infringe upon the life of anybody else. And that
starts with the life of the unborn." +++"I absolutely would defund Planned
Parenthood--not because I don't believe in planning parenthood, [but because]
Planned Parenthood as an organization is an absolute farce on the American
people. People who know the history of Margaret Sanger, who started Planned
Parenthood, they know that the intention was not to help young women who get
pregnant to plan their parenthood. No--it was a sham to be able to kill black
Our leaders are definitely in a bold spot. Each of our daily lives depend on the decisions that these leaders make. I believe that when we choose our leaders, we are operating under the chosen blessings of God. For whichever leaders you vote, please vote. Facts alone on the position of each candidate on each point is available at the website: http://www.issues2000.org/default.htm When you say a blessing over the food this Thanks giving, remember to say a prayer for our leaders. And, give thanks to God above, for He alone is the Omnipotent One.