Commentary: Families are under attack

Every few months, it’s a different family. Some are charged because they let their children walk to neighborhood parks without an adult. Some are charged because they allowed their children to stay in parked automobiles — in reasonable weather — while their parents ran into stores, offices, or even job interviews. Some are charged for […]

Welfare-to-Work Helps Georgians Up and Out of Dependency

This editorial was originally posted on the Georgia Public Policy foundation website and is used with permission. Welfare-to-Work Helps Georgians Up and Out of Dependency By Benita Dodd of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation August marks the 20th anniversary of the transformative Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. This bipartisan welfare reform legislation signed […]

Commentary: Four rules on tinted windows

Kelly Burke, former Houston DA and attorney for Burke-Lasseter, LLC on practical rules for window tinting. Kelly’s areas of practice include criminal defense, personal injury and corporate litigation. He is the founder and moderator of Houston County Carries Concealed and Georgia Carries Concealed, pro-gun organizations found on Facebook and other social media. Kelly also writes […]

Commentary: Race Embracing not Baiting

Before we begin singing “kumbaya” or getting drawn into the emotionalism of praising politically-driven messages of diversity, we need to take the time to engage in critical thinking, not ad campaigns. When I was growing up living in Jacksonville, Florida, in a small neighborhood close to Mayport Naval Base, there were many kinds of kids […]

Rethinking mandatory minimum sentences

In an effort to share different voices on issues that affect the people of Macon and Middle Georgia, we will be posting op-eds and guest articles from time to time. This article came to us via the Georgia Public Policy Foundation think tank whose mission is to improve the life of all Georgians through the support of […]

Over-criminalization described in one minute

Recently, the issue of over-criminalization has become a hot issue among civil libertarians. According to Harvey Silverglate, author of Three Felonies a Day, the average American commits Federal Crimes every day without knowledge and intent. Crimes meant to combat some public ill in one area are then stretched to cover some completely unrelated activities that […]