Veritas. It means “truth” in English. I at least have it’s translation down after 4 years of Latin in high school. But why bring it up now? Probably because it’s something important. Something that politicians on both sides of the aisle forget time and again. Supposedly, this is the year that conservatives will take back the reins of government from the liberal Big Spenders in DC as well as those in state governments. But are we failing in that regard? If Republicans in Georgia want to remain in the power structure and remain in “control” of our state, they need to get one thing down before moving forward with any other issue; truth. Tell it like it is. I have not voted yet because there is no telling what is going to go down in the next few weeks prior to this Primary. I will vote in the Republican primary, but so far I’m already getting tired of the smear campaigns and mudslinging. Yeah, I know that it’s protocol to get into the General, but can we get some truth?
Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and Independents should all follow the same criteria in regards to running: Tell us what problems exist in our government and system, tell us how you plan to fix it. Stop screaming about how bad the other guy/girl is and start explaining how you plan to fix it. I want efficient government. I await responses from our candidates as to how they plan to implement efficient government that will get the job done without us having to hammer them over the head time and again. In the next few weeks you’ll see essays submitted by candidates in many of the contested races, down ballot as well. READ them. We need an informed voter base and we need to know where they stand on issues.
Call me an idealist, but I need to hang onto that fabric of my humanity for as long as it lasts. Burgess out.