Monthly Archives: November 2009
We all know illegal immigration is having an impact, but here are some details for Mississippi. It is time our leaders get serious. We are losing jobs to illegals, crime rates are increasing, and our schools are packed to the max; the people who are paying are the citizens while all the advocacy seems to be for the illegals. It is time for our state governments to protect their citizens.
Here is the latest email from the campaign.
Here’s what’s happening over the next few days. Please think about coming out and getting involved. Fraternizing with Patriots is always fun. So bring a friend or loved one and let’s make some Georgia history together.
Saturday November 21st
Health Care Rally at the Capitol
Jenny Hodges, Ray’s Campaign Director, will be at the Health Care Rally at the Capitol Saturday and she is hoping to see a grand turnout of McBerry supporters from the metropolitan Atlanta area. Come out and let’s make sure everyone in the crowd knows about Ray. Make posters (no sticks please) that tell folks how the States’ Rights message offers to turn back unconstitutional federal usurpation of their health care rights and that Ray is the only legitimate candidate willing to make States’ Rights a hallmark of his governorship.
Please join Jenny at 11:30AM on the Washington Street side of the Capitol.
An Evening with Ray McBerry
Kirbo Center Auditorium at Bainbridge College
Highway 84 East
Bainbridge, Georgia 39819
4 to 6:00PM
For more information contact Bob or Sheila Lane 229-246-5283
Sunday November 22nd
While not specifically a campaign event, Ray and Jenny will be speaking to members of the crowd at the End the Fed Rally in front of the Federal Reserve Bank at 1000 Peachtree Street, NE from approximately 3 to 4:00PM
Monday, November 23rd
WFLA Radio Interview
Those of you in southern Georgia may be able to tune in and hear Ray on 100.7 FM Monday morning at 8:00AM on the Preston Scott program from Tallahassee, Florida. You will also be able to listen live at www.wflafm.com.
Tune in to WGUN 1010AM every Monday during afternoon drive time to hear the broadcast! Ray and Jenny, our own thunder & lightning of Georgia politics, will return to the airwaves with their keen analysis of the political landscape, both national and local. Their informative program always addresses the ever rising tide of federal usurpation and the reduction of your individual liberty, not to mention the heavy cost the people bear to finance the federal leviathan. You won’t want to miss the insightful and witty commentary and their discussion of the rising recognition of the importance of State Sovereignty and the inherent defense empowered by the 10th Amendment.
Please share this with all your friends. They’ll be glad you did!!
Mondays 5 to 6:00PM
Tuesday November 24th
South Atlanta 912 Group Meeting
J Christopher’s Restaurant
264 Commerce Drive
Peachtree City, Georgia 30269 Here’s a map
7 to 8:00PM
Wednesday November 25th
Please join with us in wishing Jon and Jenny Hodges a happy 14th wedding anniversary.
See Ray’s new Pro-life video. Discover that Ray is the pro-life candidate.
Find more videos like this on GeorgiaFirst.Org
We encourage each of you to make the personal decision now to join with us in our effort to bring about true, substantive change right here in Georgia – change that the Founders would endorse. We need your assistance if we are to carry out this mission. There’s any number of ways that you can help, but we urge you to get engaged. Please remember Ray and our important campaign in your prayers. Our truly grassroots organization also needs your financial support to continue waging this battle here in Georgia. What value have you assigned to our success? Please visit GeorgiaFirst.org today, right now before it slips your mind, and help us move forward with your generous campaign contribu tion.
I was sitting and watching a professor discuss the South and our culture when I heard my second grader ask “is he telling the truth?” I said yes, that he was, and he replied back “that is interesting”. He then sat through all three videos, listening intently, at the end of which he asked me several questions that he had about what he just heard.
I have been thinking about that a lot today. Both my wife and I are very active in teaching our children about history and the world, yet I had just assumed that these videos would be above his head. I could not be more wrong, however.
It turned into a great learning experience. How many lost opportunities do us parents have when we underestimate our children or just assume something is beyond them?
A lot of politicians claim to support states rights and then once in office stab us in the back. Ray McBerry, on the other hand, has not even been elected governor yet and he has a legislative agenda that will be introduced in Georgia’s legislature this January. I recommend that if you are a citizen of Georgia you stop by his website and read through his legislative agenda and then put pressure on your current state officials to back it. If they don’t that will tell you where they really stand; and it is not with you.
Thanks to Palmetto Patriot for remembering our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. We must never forget.
Perhaps instead of whining, Grayson should be figuring out where the disconnect between him and the voters is. Rand Paul will stand up for Kentucky and fight for the citizens of that great state.
Grayson accuses media of having a crush on Rand Paul!
Here is the latest email from the campaign.
A RESPONSE TO RECENT ATTACKSTo our McBerry Campaign Family:Yesterday, James Brown put out a statement to many of Ray’s supporters which was intentionally ambiguous and has left the door open for questions and false accusations.James Brown resigned from working in Ray’s campaign and then sent out his very vague statement all because he became aware that about two years ago, Ray had accepted a contract for his company to oversee the production of a swimsuit calendar for one of his clients. Ray owns his own business which produces radio and television commercials and also oversees other advertising and promotional materials for his clients. Ray eventually chose to leave the project before its completion. James says that a swimsuit calendar is the same as pornography. Clearly, we do not agree with James that a swimsuit calendar is equated with pornography; nor do we believe that most Georgians, including those who wear swimsuits, feel that it is.Though this attack on the campaign was made on Thursday, Nov. 12th, we were delayed a day in our response because Ray was with my husband and me at Egleston where our youngest daughter was undergoing surgery; her care was the chief concern for all three of us.Here is the official response of our campaign to James Brown:
Dear James Brown,
I understand your concerns. Had you chosen to email the entire Baptist Facebook Group, it would have been better to include the specifics of your frustration however improperly conveyed and slanted, rather than convey as you did very vague and hugely open ended accusation. The truth untimely spoken is as bad as a lie.
Ray did immediately explain the situation to me. I work with Ray very closely day in and day out. We all have areas of weakness and certainly we are each on our spiritual journey to the Lord, who works with and through each of us differently. I can say with full conviction that Ray dearly loves the Lord, that he has great integrity, that his passion and conviction on life and liberty inspire my devotion and determination, and that it has been a great blessing to be able to be his sister and partner in politics. To have accepted a job putting together a swimsuit calendar hardly puts Ray in a position such that he needed to make a public apology or attend a tribunal of judgment such that would satisfy your wants. The way you have handled this would certainly lead one to believe that this is really all about you.
What is further unfortunate is that the manner in which your email blast was written casts suspicion upon those of us most intimately connected with Ray, as if we are silent because we are complicit in great sin. Certainly, you should have at the v ery least approached myself before moving forward as you did. However, the level of sensitivity that your conscious may or may not bear does not dictate to the spirituality of those around you. For instance, I drink alcohol. Ray’s conviction dictates that he not drink alcohol. I would say that for Ray to drink alcohol would probably be sinful. However, because of Ray’s personal walk with the Lord, he does not judge or assume that it is sinful for me to consume alcohol. Perhaps your personal weakness or tendency to stumble in a certain area gives greater solemnity and concern for a brother who may or may not be similarly handicapped. I’m not interested in judging you. I am very interested in protecting the man whom God has raised up for His glory, and in advancing the individual life and liberty of each and every Georgian through Ray’s tenure as Governor. The kind of rebuke you launched is distracting to the campaign and it is a very improper forum for addressing your concerns. There is a time for loud and public rebuke. There is a time for private rebuke and patient prayer. Not only did you take this very public, you did so without consulting those of us closest to the campaign, and have thus maligned all of us and cast a shadow over our reputation and our Christianity. You have behaved very foolishly and certainly not within the bounds of Scripture.Whatever self-righteousness you may feel believing that you alone are acting rightly, it is to be pitied. You acted single handedly as if God speaks only through you. You have damaged the reputation of many families who are working exhaustively and selflessly in the cause of liberty. And you have caused a distraction within the campa ign stealing from our efforts for liberty for millions across the state and nation in your personal need for self-righteous vindication. You have much for which to be ashamed.Ray extended to you great compassion, love, and brotherhood, while you in turn stiffened your neck in self-righteousness, actively and aggressively sought out a vague point of contention several years expired, and have attempted to undermine his campaign for the people of Georgia. I forgive you for sinning against me and my family in this way and also for sinning against my brother, Ray. Each of us is broken through the trails of life and put in the fire such that our dross can consume and our gold refine. It is for such sinners, hypocrites, hot heads, and pharisees that Christ died, and for that I’m exceedingly grateful. Should you take any further steps of a similarly aggressive nature in slandering the man God has raised up, I will be forced to rise up and deal with your attacks accordingly. I trust, however, that you will now do what is honorable and devote yourself to self-examination and prayer while stepping away from a forum wherein you are clearly not equipped to serve.
Governor McBerry 2010
The Family that moves like an Army.