I am a Christian and a supporter of family and traditional
values. I am self-employed and hard-working. I am NOT a career
politician; and I am NOT interested in the special interests of big
business in Atlanta nor in Washington.
I’m just a Georgian… one who, like most Georgians, just wants to
have a safe, happy place to live, work, raise my family, and worship
God. That’s it… just to be left alone to enjoy the God-given rights
of life, liberty, and property.
As Professor Donald Livingston of Emory University is often known
to remark, “The people of Georgia, just like any other people, has a
right to preserve its valuable way of life.” That “way of life” is
under a violent attack by foreign values emanating from Washington,
D.C. and the downtown Atlanta establishment in an ongoing cultural
war that is bent on destroying every vestige of our conservative,
Christian culture here in Georgia.
We already have an endorsement from two of the three minor
political parties in Georgia… from the Southern Party of Georgia and
from the presidential candidate of the Constitution Party; and I am
confident that fellow Georgians who typically vote Democrat will be
crossing over by the thousands to support us in the Republican
primary on July 18, because of their support for our platform and
because they share our serious concerns about the integrity of the
current administration above all else. This campaign, even before
announcing our candidacy, has already increased the popular support
for a new Republican governor.
During these last two governorships, Georgia has had men in this
office who ran as “one of us,” only to have those same two governors
make a Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde transformation almost as quickly as
they took their oath of office. In Sonny’s case anyway, the
transformation began by trading away campaign promises even BEFORE
taking office. After being elected by one of the largest grassroots
efforts in Georgia’s history, he immediately forgot who it was that
“brung him to the dance” and changed overnight from being an
ambassador of the people of Georgia to being the official ambassador
of the federal government and the special interests of the downtown
Sonny’s most recent fundraising letter says that Sonny just wants
this year’s campaigning to be all about the issues… well, then,
Sonny, we’ve got plenty to talk about! We, the people who elected
you… DON’T LIKE your inaction and your acceding to the demands of
the Bush administration on illegal immigration, abortion, public
displays of the Ten Commandments, OR OUR STATE FLAG! And we DON’T
LIKE your watered down positions on the Second Amendment and Eminent
And as for Sonny’s “New Georgia” …I’ve heard more than a few
Georgians remark that Sonny’s “new” Georgia don’t look too much
different than the “old” one – you know, the one that he helped Roy
Barnes and the Democrats set up before he switched to the Republican
party so that he could keep getting elected.
If you want a good chuckle, take a look at the “kickoff”
announcement for Sonny’s “grassroots effort” in this year’s
campaign. It starts out by announcing that Sonny’s leadership for
this “grassroots effort” will be led by what reads like a “Who’s Who
Among Helpers from the National Republican Committee Out of
Washington, D.C.” What a way to start a “grassroots” campaign!
But Sonny knows about real “grassroots” campaigns… because that’s
exactly what put him into office four years ago – not a pretend
“grassroots” campaign manufactured by National Republican Marketing
Execs! And that grassroots campaign that put him there four years
ago was led by the exact same groups that you’ve just heard endorse
our candidacy today, among others.
I’d rather have the several thousand political activists of these
organisations as the starting point for a “grassroots” campaign for
the next three months than Sonny’s “Dynamic Dozen” Washington
experts… at least one of which reportedly hails from Harvard
University – you know, that great bastion of conservative thought.
The truth is that Sonny knows how valuable and how successful the
several thousand activist members of these organisations and others
are that will be coming onboard shortly with our campaign… he knows
firsthand, because it was for HIS campaign that they got out and
worked and learned and “cut their teeth” politically four years
ago. No, Sonny’d better count on his millions in the bank for some
big advertising campaigns instead of grassroots campaigning… because
the people of Georgia ain’t too happy with you right now, Sonny.
Unless something has changed since I put this address together,
Sonny still has at least one crucial bill sitting before him that
he’s been hesitating to sign – one on the important subject of “the
Second Amendment and the right of defense.” I have no idea “why”
he’s hesitated to sign IT or the anti-immigration bill… the people
of Georgia have virtually DEMANDED that he sign them, yet he
continues to hesitate. Sonny, listen to me carefully… I do not
know your reason for delay but you can mark it down… these two bills
WILL be signed and delivered to the people of Georgia… either by
Sonny Perdue in THIS session of the General Assembly… or by Ray
McBerry after this year’s general election. But you can mark it
down, these two bills WILL be signed and delivered to the people of
Georgia! So, Sonny, you’d better get your pen out and start
When the people of Georgia elect Ray McBerry as governor of
Georgia, they will have someone who will speak up for them as THEIR
ambassador… someone who will tell both the federal government AND
the downtown Atlanta establishment to leave the people of Georgia
alone and go “mess with somebody else.”
To the outsider influences from the federal leviathan in
Washington, this means the Constitutional principle of States’
Rights reasserted to get the federal government as much as possible
out of the everyday lives of fellow-Georgians.
To the “insiders” in Atlanta, this means dismantling the negative
influences that big business has upon our traditional way of life in
Georgia… AND ending the stranglehold that Atlanta has upon the rest
of the state’s funds, water, power, and other resources.
To the rest of the good folks in Georgia, it means the
preservation of jobs here in Georgia FOR GEORGIANS; it means the
re-establishing of safety FOR GEORGIANS; and it means a restoration
of day-to-day liberty FOR GEORGIANS to govern ourselves, instead of
having outsiders force foreign values upon us. It means a governor
finally putting Georgia First!
As governor, I will not tolerate unconstitutional federal
involvement in Georgia’s affairs. I will seek to restore the
sovereignty of Georgia’s own judiciary, the authority of our
sheriffs and local law enforcement, and the autonomy of local school
And if the General Assembly decides, on my watch, to redraw our
voting districts, I would entertain and support a resolution from
their houses telling the federal justice department to frankly “go
to hell” before we submit anything for their “approval” ever again.
New York, Massachusetts, and California don’t have to… why should
the Christian, Southern states of Georgia and Alabama?
I will stand for the rights of our unborn children, the rights of
our communities to publicly display the Ten Commandments, the rights
of individuals to keep their private property and to determine how
it will be used, the absolute right of law-abiding citizens to keep
and bear arms without infringement so that they may defend their
life, liberty, and property – whether it be from attacks by thieves,
terrorists, OR the federal government – just as our Founding Fathers
taught and believed.
Pastors who may be convicted for preaching the Bible or
discouraging abortion and homosexuality will receive governor’s
pardons. FEMA and other federal agents who prevent disaster relief
efforts in Georgia, as they did in the Gulf States, or overstep
their bounds with local law enforcement will be jailed and
prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law in Georgia.
I will NOT support the amnesty policies of the Bush
Administration for illegal immigrants; and I will NOT support Sonny
Perdue’s plan to bring a bunch of globalists and socialists to
Georgia with the FTAA headquarters, while they continue, at the same
time, to siphon off jobs from hard-working Georgians and small
businesses. And the next time that George Bush wants some governor
to declare martial law so that his globalist buddies on the G-8 can
shut down an entire coastal community for their own private “beach
party,” he can go ask Arnold to do it on the left coast! …because
the good people of Georgia’s coastal communities do not deserve to
be treated like we’re still under King George III in the 1700’s!
Sonny had better get George to come do some campaigning for Sonny…
no, GEORGE had better get George to come do some campaigning for
Sonny… because when Ray McBerry is elected as the next Republican
governor of Georgia, George will NOT have a “yes man” in the
governor’s office in Georgia any more.
And when Roy Moore is elected the next governor of Alabama, I
will provide whatever support is necessary to our sister Southern
state should the federal courts think for one minute about trying to
take away any Ten Commandments display from the good people of
We, the people of Georgia, are going to win this cultural war
that is being waged against us. The line is drawn in the sand, and
the choices are clear. Will you join with me in this political
revolution and help take back control of our lives, our liberties,
and our destiny as a sovereign state?
Will you say with me…