Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Do you think the president’s address will be a unifying one that will help move the country forward?
Advanced information from the various news organizations indicates that President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address tonight will be different to his inaugural address last month. According to ABC News, it is expected to focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will outline new initiatives. He is, however, expected to touch on immigration, gun violence and climate change. ABC News reports that new initiatives will call for more spending to get the economy moving, but the spending is expected to be modest and will likely be offset by spending cuts in other areas. Tell us, Holly Springs: what are you looking for in the president’s speech and what do you think he could say to help unify the country?
Friday, January 18, 2013
Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison joins other sheriffs across the country in heavily criticizing President Barack Obama's executive orders tightening gun restrictions.
Editor's note: the following is an opinion written by Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison. It does not in any way reflect the views and opinions of Patch. In the aftermath of the recent criminal events, the president, vice-president and many members of Congress are attempting to exploit the deaths of innocent victims by attempting to enact laws, restrictions; and, even through use of executive orders, prevent law-abiding American citizens from possessing certain firearms and ammunition magazines. As the duly-elected sheriff of Cherokee County, I want you to know and understand my position on this issue. I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. In Georgia, as in most states, sheriffs are elected constitutional officers. Duly …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court today upheld President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law.
Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) has responded to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law: "The decision by the United States Supreme Court stands contrary to the very principles of freedom on which our nation was founded. The idea that a Federal Government could wield this much power and control over sovereign citizens is surely not an idea contemplated by our forefathers. The pathway towards a return to liberty involves electing conservatives in every office in the land. This should be followed by a simultaneous repeal of Obamacare in Congress and every constitutional roadblock the individual states can muster. Georgia maintains the right …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Do you think the president's speech swayed any undecided voters?
Our Patch live blog of the State of the Union has wrapped up, but that doesn't mean the discussion is over! The White House has offered to answer a few questions submitted by Patch users across the nation now that the speech is done. It's a great opportunity to take your question right to Washington without leaving home. The result will look something like this video of first lady Michelle Obama answering a fitness question. To submit your question, post it in the comments below with your real name, the town where you live and, if you'd like, your Twitter handle. You have until 11 a.m. Wednesday to post your question. And if you missed the live blog, just hit the "play" button above to review the lively discussion from your fellow Patch …