People often ask me how I think of things to write about in this column. That has never been a problem. Usually I have too many things on my mind and I have to choose one of them and ignore the rest.
Take today as an example. I could write about Congressman Paul Broun’s vote against the military funding bill because the Democrats loaded it up with unrelated pork. Since he knew that the bill would pass without his vote, he got to make a political statement without putting our military in jeopardy. Broun is learning to play the political game quite rapidly.
Or I could respond to several recent blogs calling for a new American revolution because the federal government is out of control. If the states ever decide that their rights are being destroyed by the federal government, they can rebel by calling for a new Constitutional Convention. Once it is in place, such a convention could propose and send to the states any number of amendments placing greater limits on the federal government and protecting the states. They could do this without going through congress or the president.
Then there is the case of thousands of secret documents being passed on to a radical web site where their publication puts our soldiers, and our allies in great danger. During my deployment to Europe during the Cold War, I had a job that required me to frequently view, and even create secret documents. The security surrounding those documents was intense. I cannot imagine any unauthorized person gaining access to them. Clearly, something is wrong with the security of our national secrets.
I could write about the frequent massive crashes that occur on Interstate 85 in Northeast Georgia. Every few months, several large trucks crash along with a number of smaller vehicles. It leaves me wondering if there is any kind of traffic enforcement in that area.
I could comment on the fact that the University of Georgia has once again made the top of the list of “Party Schools” in America. With all that partying going on, how do the students find time to study? And what does that do to the value of a UGA diploma?
Finally, I could describe some of the childhood adventures we had on the campus of what is soon to be the former Navy Supply Corps School. That campus was formerly the Georgia Teacher’s College, and Clarke County’s rural children attended The University Demonstration School there so that the student teachers could practice on us. I attended grades one through six there before the Navy purchased it.
As you can see, I always have plenty of topics to write about. Sometimes, I wish I were writing a daily column. Then I would be able to cover all the subjects that attract my attention rather than having to choose one and ignore the others.
Frank Gillispie is founder of The Madison County Journal. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. His website can be accessed at http://www.frankgillispie.com/gillispieonline
I would like to talk about a road that I live on in madison county.
I live at young harris road in madison county.And i love it here all,
but the dirt road. It makes it hard to be out side because of the dust heat
When a car or truck goes by you can just see dust ever where.We were told when when we moved here that the road would would be payed.
But gust what we been here almost two years and nothing has been done. Can any body out there help all the people on this road.Who do we need to talk to about our road and all this dust.HELP PLEASE
THANK YOU JOHNNY & EASTER SMITH
I would call & talk to your local commissioner for your district. I'm not sure who is your Commissioner, but you can always call Anthony Dove & talk to him, he is the chairman. You can find their contact info here: