"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny." - T. Jefferson
Democracy (majority rules) defined: five wolves and a lamb voting what the lamb will have for dinner.
Put your trust in Mother Jones if you wish, I choose not to trust this mag that caters to the left side of politics.
works when everyone is represented. It is not always about 'race'. Rights belong to men, women, rural residents, urban residents, etc., etc., etc. in our country. Because of our history - other areas of the globe are aware of our problem with implementing opportunity to all of our citizens - even though we elected Obama. The 'right' cartoons are not ignored around the globe. Our president's 'race' seems to be a problem for some. . . fortunately not all-as demonstrated by his re-election.
Striving for mediocrity
I liken Great Wolf in PTC to Common Core. We are striving for mediocrity. The job numbers are good, but for whom? We simply need to strive for a better fit for the the PTC community.
The job numbers are decent. The location is not. Let the FCDA find a better location in the county or city of Fayetteville. Perhaps the Hwy 85 corridor which will in a few years show further blight. Give them incentives, I don't care, just don't ruin our planned community for a few dollars.
Full Definition of DEMOCRACY
a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority
b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections
: a political unit that has a democratic government
capitalized : the principles and policies of the Democratic party in the United States <from emancipation Republicanism to New Deal Democracy — C. M. Roberts>
: the common people especially when constituting the source of political authority
: the absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions or privileges
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Examples of DEMOCRACY
The nation has chosen democracy over monarchy.
In a democracy, every citizen should have the right to vote.
The company is not a democracy; decisions are made by a board of directors, not the workers.
There is democracy within the company.
Democracy, I would repeat, is the noblest form of government we have yet evolved … —Norman Mailer, New York Review of Books, 27 Mar. 2002
Origin of DEMOCRACY
Middle French democratie, from Late Latin democratia, from Greek dēmokratia, from dēmos + -kratia -cracy
First Known Use: 1576
Related to DEMOCRACY
republic, self-government, self-rule
Other Government and Politics Terms
agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism
Rhymes with DEMOCRACY
autocracy, bureaucracy, Eurocracy, kleptocracy, mobocracy, plantocracy, plutocracy, slavocracy, technocracy, theocracy
aka Morgan on TWD, for giving Peachtree (well, half of our city name) a shout out along with Senoia (impressive, even said it right) on The Talking Dead tonight.
Daryl knows better than to open that trailer like he did.
And Glenn, safe journey back to Alexandria. See you in October.
Creepy good show.
"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." - Plato
Thanks Yamaha and congrats on the milestone in Newnan.
Back in the day, driving by there when there was just about nothing along that section of what was a 2 lane road except for that Chinese restaurant across the road.
And thanks for contributing the Grizzly to PTC help our LEO's on the paths and elsewhere.
She is trying to say that if everyone votes then democracy works, LOL.
Mob rule and force always work, it's the socialists' ideal!
As usual your incoherent gibberish has something to do with race.
I agree with you. I trust Steve completely. And I'm very impressed with Mr Ognio. I'm very grateful we have people like them to represent us. I inherited a lot of rental property in another state which has kept me quite busy down here. I'm constantly having to deal with the city alderman and county commissioners here and I am struck at the contrast. Almost daily, I can't help but compare them to Fayette county. Trust me, they fall far short. The town I'm trying to change things in elects people 'cause they like them'. Homecoming Queens, Uncle Bubba, and your favorite teacher growing up, don't make the best county commissioners trust me. It takes someone with fire in their belly and spirit to change things, and stand up and say "no" when needed. Passive, apathetic, people leave the field open to corruption. Someone that you feel got elected alderman cause they thought it was a nice thing to tell their friends in the garden club just don't make it. It takes a certain breed of animal to make a good community leader. We have two of them in Fayette county. (I wish I could clone them and bring them down here).
Also, the Citizen is a treasure. The way you can come on here and swap ideas and all go forward is something that isn't in a lot of areas. This is a great weapon in keeping the government what is best for the citizens. Very little gets by the people of Fayette county because of it.
You have great influence in the Republican Party. Since no one has answered your question, what is your answer - and possible solutions to the problems that you perceive that Clinton and Obama should move on! Thanks!
Are you still angry because you were forced to allow me to go to school with 'your kind'? Interesting. :-). Selma is still an ugly part of our history. People didn't want to be forced to allow all citizens 'rights'. Many around the globe remember. Let's demonstrate growth. Rights/opportunity should be equal in these United States. . . and so understood and not have to be forced on or by anyone. We're not there yet - but a lot closer than we were 50 years ago.
When we as Americans lose the ethical base that this country was founded upon. We need more than one third of our citizens to vote in a national election. We need to elect persons who represent all citizens, and not just those with big bank accounts! Democracy is far from collapse - if all citizens VOTE!
Please familiarize yourself with the welfare regulations in your respective state. There are 'Jacks' who have benefitted from 'growing up', accepting responsibility and after accepting SOME help, became independent. Most states do not allow persons to remain on welfare indefinitely. There are limitations for the 'Jacks' who do nothing for themselves. For many of those I've seen on welfare, there but for the grace of God, go I. There is fraud and corruption in many of our 'systems' and some Jacks and Jill's have devoted a lot of energy in learning how to use those systems. Law enforcement needs to step up on catching those who expend this negative but prosperous making energy. With the economy turning around, Americans need to take advantage of the educational opportunities to develop skills for the 'new' job market. (citizens in other countries are surpassing us in this effort)
Citizens, under our Constitution, are entitled to our 'utopian' rights. Let's first try to make sure our legislators feel that the citizens have an opportunity to enjoy some of Utopia. . . or do you want only certain citizens to have this 'opportunity'? Immigration reform is an issue, so is employment, education, health, safety, security, etc., etc., etc. for citizens and veterans in our country. (Care for our veterans is certainly an issue that concerns many families. Most veterans don't return to well paying jobs today.)
Sometimes I think we forget that Comm. Brown has the distinct advantage of having more time on his hands by not being distracted with employment.
No doubt that area of the County is changed forever.
Who'd A Thunk It?
I actually got a half-hearted compliment from RWM!
Ginger batting .333
If you keep that up and hold your own in the field - say second base - you can get $10million from the Braves or someone.
You got 1 out of 3 correct and that's a pretty good baseball percentage. Your 1 correct is of course Randy Ognio and he is much more than first impression. He is what a commissioner should be like.
Now your 2 wrongs - Brown does not work for the county and her citizens - he works for himself and his image. And yes he is always trying to take something away from Oddo and the other commissioners - specifically power. It is all he cares about.
Keep working hard and keep that average up. Proud of You.
I truly understand what you are saying, and completely agree. There are not enough reparations in the world to compensate Native Americans. As I was trying to say, some hurts can never be fixed.
Commissioners Ognio and Brown.
Commissioner Ognio is the epitome of the phrase "still waters run deep." In Randy's analysis of different situations, he always finds things that others never considered. And, yet, he is one of the most down to earth people I know. He is not impressed or intimidated by position. Right now, he is the commission rock, and I truly hope he will be there for many years to come.
Just because Brown is no longer the chairman that doesn't mean he is no longer a commissioner who is there to work for Fayette County and her citizens. He is still doing his job. He's not trying to take anything away from Chairman Oddo, Commission Barlow, or Commissioner Coston. He's just doing the job he was hired to do, and he is giving it his usual 1,000%.
I respect your opinion. That said, the Native Indians would like a word with you.
Moe Is Right
Fayette County will never be the same. A beautiful pasture where my daughter and her friends once rode horses is now a movie studio of world proportions. All my friends who live on Hood Rd., what once was Tillman Rd., and Sandy Creek Rd. will never again be able to look out their windows and see old barns and peaceful farm land. All they will see, now, is sound stages, traffic, shops, houses, apartments, and BOUTIQUE HOTELS? What, exactly, is a BOUTIQUE HOTEL? To my friends on Hood Rd., a HOTEL is a HOTEL!
As I said back in 2008, the cool quiet forest that was once my family's property is no longer there. My neighbors and I can no longer walk with our dogs and children among the century old trees there. Our children and grandchildren can no longer play in the creek. We now have the Veteran's Parkway (West Fayetteville Bypass) and a huge concrete culvert with the infernal road built over it. When the Jack Smith and Herb Frady commissions changed the name of the West Fayetteville Bypass to Veteran's Parkway, they were trying to justify the project by calling it a PARKWAY! However, that didn't change a thing. A forest is a forest, and a road is a road.
Pinewood will have to do a whole lot more than mound up some dirt to make what they call berms. All my friends on Hood Rd. are still looking at massive sound stages. For goodness sakes, if the Pinewood folks really want to be the good neighbors they first said they would be, they need to plant about a thousand large Leyland Cypress trees on top of those berms. That just might help a little bit, but it wouldn't take away the inevitable traffic that will go along with more than 1,200 more residences, shops, and BOUTIQUE HOTELS!
Babies and animals use to instinctively love my Father. He was a wonderful, kind hearted man. He would laugh about it and say they can see into someone's heart. That they somehow knew if you liked them or not. I'm sure that is what happened with the poor little toddler. He saw Ms Summer's soul and was frightened!