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Congressman Jim Marshall: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Houston Home Journal ^ | 10/28/2005 | William John Hagan

Posted on 10/28/2005 5:45:27 PM PDT by WJHII

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing By William John Hagan

Houston Home Journal 10/29/2005

I am perpetually astounded by the Southern Democrats that we send to Washington who paint themselves as conservatives while stabbing their hapless constituents in the back upon arrival. These wolves in sheep’s clothing are more then happy to support their constituents on visible issues such as the War on Terror and abortion. Yet, when voters aren’t looking, they are out there casting ballots like drunken Yankee liberals at a DNC rally.

Houston County hasn’t had to worry much about this type of louse thanks to the exceptional representation of Republican Congressman Jack Kingston. Kingston, during his time in Congress, has faithfully represented the interests of the people who sent him there. For example, Kingston is currently working to eliminate the income tax, lessen our dependence on foreign oil and defending the American farmer. Now, however, thanks to redistricting, Houston County will be losing the powerful Kingston who is the influential Vice Chairman of the Republican Conference. In his place, we will be gifted with a light weight Democrat by the name of Jim Marshall. The only good news is that Houston County will have one year before we have to deal with him.

Evidently, someone forgot to tell Marshall, that Georgia is part of our nation’s agricultural heartland and that our economy is highly dependant on the success of family farms. There are over 40,000 farms in Georgia which make up 29% of the state’s landmass. Thanks to tax-loving politicos like Marshall, Georgia’s family farms could soon become a thing of the past. Marshall voted against repealing the Federal Death Tax, a piece of legislation that has been killing off small family farms and businesses for generations. The Federal Death Tax affects Houston County’s farmers more than most landowners because they are normally land rich and cash poor. According to the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, “Farmers spend a lifetime re-investing their money into the land and unknowingly force their family to pay the estate tax. As a result, this tax is causing families to sell their farms to developers, sometimes prematurely, denying future generations the opportunity to farm the land. Thus, the federal estate tax is ending family legacies, and eliminating open space throughout our country.” Support of such cynical and obnoxious social engineering should, in and of itself, spell the end of Marshall’s career.

By voting against repealing the Death Tax, Marshall has demonstrated a total distain for Georgia’s farmers and has revealed what lies beneath his veneer of false conservatism. The death tax results in the failure of 70% of family businesses when they pass to the second generation. As a result of Marshall’s beloved Death Tax, the children of Houston County’s farmers and small business owners can be forced to turn over up to 55% of their parent’s property to the federal government. Jack Kingston, Mac Collins, and Johnny Isakson have all fought to repeal this tax; while, Marshall stood by his party boss Nancy Pelosi, and her liberal comrades, rather then the people of Georgia. In fact, good old boy Johnny votes along with San Francisco’s uber-liberal Pelosi 73% of the time and then turns around and calls himself a conservative.

If this isn’t enough to sink the idea of allowing Marshall to represent the people of Houston County, then consider his recent vote against the Gasoline for America's Security Act. This common sense bill, which passed without Marshall’s support, is designed to allow the United States to diminish its dependence on Middle Eastern oil. The bill authorizes the President to designate Federal land for construction of new oil refineries and prohibits gasoline suppliers from overcharging consumers. Considering what a negative impact that the gas crisis has had on our economy, national security and pocket books it was down right un-American for Marshall to, once again, abandon his faux conservative values and vote with his liberal pals in Washington. But he did.

During his two terms in congress, Marshall has not only attempted to harm the American farmer, our national security, and take money from our pockets by supporting noxious energy and economic policy but he has also opposed much-needed tort reform, and voted against banning tax dollars to international organizations that allow abortion. Jim Marshall’s views, and votes, do not reflect the people of Houston County. If the good voters of this district want to attain the type of true conservatism and honest representation that they deserve then, come next November, it is essential that we just say “no” to Marshall’s unwelcome invasion into our community.

William John Hagan can be visited on the Internet at:

TOPICS: Georgia; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: collins; death; gas; hagan; kinston; mac; marshall; tax; tim

1 posted on 10/28/2005 5:45:28 PM PDT by WJHII
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Former Rep. Mac Collins is planning to run against him. I think Marshall is one of the most vulnerable Dems in the House.

3 posted on 10/28/2005 7:19:26 PM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief
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To: Galactic Overlord-In-Chief
Mac is going to be a great canidate. I was just speaking with him a few hours ago. He's going to wipe the floor with Marshall.
4 posted on 10/28/2005 7:28:41 PM PDT by WJHII
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Really? That's great. Wish him well for all of us. His race is important, for Georgia and the whole country. We don't have a lot of Dem seats up for grabs, and we need all the competitive races we can get.

5 posted on 10/28/2005 7:33:57 PM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief
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To: Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; WJHII; King Prout; JohnnyZ; AuH2ORepublican; cainin04
We're losing Rep. Jack Kingston???!!!

Can someone please explain this to me?


6 posted on 10/29/2005 1:21:31 AM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

I think this guy's county will no longer be represented by Kingston, that's all.

7 posted on 10/29/2005 6:05:40 AM PDT by JohnnyZ ("She was appointed by a conservative. That ought to have been enough for us." -- NotBrilliant)
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To: JohnnyZ

Should have read between the lines.


8 posted on 10/29/2005 6:07:34 AM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: JohnnyZ
Thanks for the clarification.

I was getting worried there for a second.

Kingston is one of my favorite members of Congress.

9 posted on 10/29/2005 6:08:28 AM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham
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I hope Mac has the fire in his belly when he challenges Marshall for his old House Seat. Mac ran a listless campaign for the Senate last year. He would have won the GOP primary if he showed some sign of passion. Instead, a moderate Republican like Johnny Isakson became Senator of Georgia.

10 posted on 10/30/2005 12:32:08 PM PST by Kuksool
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To: Kuksool

Mac is ready for the fight.

11 posted on 10/30/2005 8:10:39 PM PST by WJHII
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To: Galactic Overlord-In-Chief

"Former Rep. Mac Collins is planning to run against him. I think Marshall is one of the most vulnerable Dems in the House."

If the new redistricting plan adopted by the GOP legislature is upheld (which I don't think it will, since the GA legislature already adopted a plan after the 2000 Census), Marshall will lose fairly big to Collins. But if the 2006 election is held under the 2002 and 2004 lines, Marshall will have a better chance, but will still be eminently beatable.

12 posted on 10/31/2005 5:51:03 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (
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