Having lived in Gilmer County for nearly 40 years I consider it home. My husband John and I raised our 4 children here and now enjoy our reward – having 11 of our 15 grandchildren who live in the county.
I am a naturalized citizen who has embraced everything America – the Constitution, our natural God-given Rights, the Rule of Law, and our Flag.
I have had a full life; I studied Engineering, worked as a Health Care professional, studied Marketing & Business Administration, took time off to raise our children, and owned my own business.
We are retired now giving us time to volunteer in our community, do some traveling, and do our best to help safeguard the future of our State and Country.
First Baptist Church Ellijay has been our church home for 37 years. I am a member of the Gilmer Chamber of Commerce, Optimist Club, Gilmer County Republicans, Gilmer County Republican Women, and Georgia Federation of Republican Women.
I’m also a Master Gardener Volunteer putting in many hours at the Ellijay Farmers Market, because how best to use the freedom than to make things beautiful.
My Pro Life position is not one of political expedience like many politicians.
I helped found a crisis pregnancy center in Ellijay which has served young women for over 25 years, was on the board, supported it financially, and was a counselor. On Sanctity of Life Sunday I was on the sidewalk praying and waving signs.
It’s simple for me; you can’t have liberty without life.
My first involvement in politics goes back to 1994 as a volunteer in a congressional race and since that time I have worked on several campaigns. Most recent was as county campaign manager for Donald Trump.
As a regular visitor to the Georgia Capitol I keep informed on current legislation especially those that affect the taxpayers of our State House District 7.
It has been distressing to see bills passed that fail to meet our needs but only help big business or special interest groups, bills that increase our taxes, and bills that burden us with unfunded mandates, regulations, and growing number of fees that hurt our economy.
In retirement I have the luxury of being involved but the average North Georgian is busy with both spouses working, raising a family, taking care of elderly parents, or just trying to make time to spend time with their kids. – All with less money in their pocket.
We should be able to trust that our Representative is watching out for us, and that is something that we are currently lacking. I will be your watchman.
Under our current leadership, over the last 10 years, our annual state budget has grown from $15B to $26B.
In 2015 the largest tax increase in the history of Georgia was passed under HB 170. That’s $1 billion more dollars that is taken out of the private sector every year.
52% of our 2017-18 budget goes to Education – that’s $13B and yet we rank #34 in the nation in education. College tuition has gone up over 75% while state contributions have decreased.
Tuition for Technical Colleges has gone up 100%. Teacher pension plan (TRS) is severely in jeopardy with over $2B in unfunded liabilities and now a change in the pension plan is discouraging prospective teachers from entering into education – the result is less teachers and larger classroom size. How is this good for teachers and the kids??
Leadership tells us that Georgia is the #1 place to do business but professional assessments give Georgia a ranking of #17 in Economic Performance and #19 in Economic Outlook.
Key factors contributing to this ranking; a State Income Tax that we should abolish, Property Tax Burden, and the recent legislative Tax changes – excise tax hike on fuel, and increased burden on counties that did not vote for T-SPLOST.
In the 7th District almost 35% of our residents live at or below the poverty level, our annual household income is around $40,000, and our per capita salary in $11,000. All well below state and national averages.
High property taxes, increasing school taxes, fees, penalties, regulations, fuel taxes, and the increase in sales tax on used cars that was just passed – all reduce spendable income.
We need new leadership who isn’t out of touch with the everyday working men and women of Georgia, and really, who aren’t out of touch with reality.
It seems that big government only sees us as a way to get more money so they can give handouts to their buddies. We pay more taxes for gas while politicians wan tto exempt Delta from paying sales tax on jet fuel! Who do you think needs the tax break?
I’ve had enough of the good old boy system. We are already taxed and regulated more than enough.
We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the US. Outdoor recreation attracts mountain bikers, hikers, boaters, fishing enthusiasts, and more. Other attractions include all the new locally owned wineries in their beautiful settings in all three counties in the District, cabin rentals, and most recentlyfabulous wedding venues.
Local Chambers of Commerce work hard to bring in businesses with higher paying jobs and to attract tourists, as this industry is now the biggest contributor to our economy.
We can all work together to make our counties attractive to tourists, business, and families – without compromising our Conservative North GA values.
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel, limited government principles and a culture of hard work and what made the American economy great. Let’s just go back to that instead of subsidies and big government.
Significant tax cuts, getting rid of penalties imposed by recent legislation, lowering the corporate income tax rate, and reducing the cost that each wage earner pays for benefits received by illegal immigrants, an annual cost to the state of $2.4B for education, health care, justice and law enforcement, public assistance, and government services.
I also support a restructuring of the welfare system. Stronger requirements have worked in other States, why not here in Georgia.
I will work with the many like-minded members of the House and Senate to make changes that reflect our principles of Conservatism.
For years we have been promised “Conservative leadership”, “protection for our North Georgia values”, “Constitutional freedoms”, “protection for our Religious Freedom”, “support for our public schools and teachers”, “gun rights”, “good paying jobs”, a “crack down on illegal immigration”, a “stronger economy”, “fiscally conservative policies – less spending – lower taxes”, and the “end of state government benefits for those here illegally”.
These are all promises taken right off the campaign mailers sent out by my big government opponent. What has he delivered on?
Campaign promises are soon forgotten, our Constitution trampled on and despite overwhelming Republican control we still haven’t passed Constitutional Carry, meaningful tax reform, and the fight for Religious Freedom for all continues.
Billions of dollars are paid in benefits to illegals, and government keeps growing despite the promise to “downsize government”.
Out of control spending does not reflect “fiscally conservative principles” and the promise to “keep taxes low” turned into the biggest tax increase in the history of Georgia.
As I visit around the district I am struck by all the needs and concerns expressed to me – teen suicides and deaths from opioid overdose, the injustice of finding criminals have more rights than the victim, a shortage of affordable nursing homes, and the frustration of dealing with mental illness.
I have said from the very beginning of my campaign that I am not running AGAINST the establishment – I am running FOR the People of District 7, Fannin, Gilmer, and Dawson County.
I will work diligently to meet their needs and not those of a minority of special interest groups.
With our bloated budget and increased revenue thanks to a windfall as a result of President Trump’s federal tax cuts –surely we can do more to help the people of North Georgia instead of subsidizing Atlanta and their agenda.
The Primary election is May 22nd, and you can start early voting April 30th. I ask you for your vote so that, together, we can restore principled Conservative leadership to Georgia.
Margaret Williamson VoteWilliamson2018.com
Clinton’s Demise, She Did It, End of an Era…
July, 2017 was when FBI Dir. Comey made his stunning announcement. A few short weeks later the allegations of a Trump-Russian collusion surfaced, supported by a phony but damning dossier called the Fusion GPS report. That report set in motion the Mueller witch hunt, hailed by the media, to prove that Trump colluded with the Russians. FISA search warrants were sought and issued, based on the strength of that false report. Mueller was empowered to investigate the claimed collusion and bring an end to that awful Donald Trump’s presidency. But alas, as “the best laid schemes o’ mice and men gang aft agley.” …(Robert Burns), nothing nefarious could be attached to Trump’s pre-inauguration administration. But lo! it did to Hillary Clinton’s. Is it being ignored now? If so, why?
The Fusion GPS report, exposed for the fraud it is, was the creation, as we now know, paid for by the Clinton/DNC. One would think the “Fruit of the Poisonous Tree” doctrine would apply here and render any evidence collected under the false swearing by the FBI (S/A Strzok), using that report to obtain their FISA warrants Invalid, and mark the entire Mueller case, even the piddly charge against General Flynn, untenable in any court of law. Let’s hope so.
So, what is to be done about “Crooked Hillary” and her team of criminal abetters and co-conspirators, including those at the head of the FBI and DoJ? This would be a direct attack on the “Deep State.” Keep in mind that when Hillary used special ‘software’ as a tool to “scrub” her email server to ensure nothing incriminating could ever be found on it again, she was, by intention, concealing evidence of a crime, which is also chargeable as Obstructing Justice.
Former FBI Director Comey abetted Hillary’s crimes with the apparent collaboration of Loretta Lynch and FBI agent Peter Strzok. They are exposed as deep state Clinton partisans. FBI
Agent Strzok’s conduct was especially egregious because he not only edited Comey’s public remarks by removing the two offending criminal words, “grossly negligent,” and replaced them with words not deemed criminal. Too, he actively conducted the major interviews of personalities involved in the investigation, effectively nullifying their criminal involvement except for Gen. Flynn. Sounds very much like a rigged game as Trump has claimed.
Hillary, and her campaign staff, free of possible indictment and realizing that Trump could actually win, launched their full court press and media campaign using the phony Fusion-GPS report to tie Putin and Trump together in the public’s eye as collaborators that denied Hillary Clinton her ‘Prize.’ The Democratic establishment, especially Hillary Clinton, figured the best way to hide the fact that Hillary and Russia were in cahoots themselves, was to shift the idea that it was actually Trump colluding with the Russians instead. That explains the Russian Lawyer meeting Trump Jr., and their claims that Gen. Flynn conspired with the Russian ambassador and whatever else they could make stick.
We’re a full year past the election and the Clinton/DNC campaign to destroy Trump, while in tatters, is still trying. Even at this late date, the Clinton News Network (CNN) launched a breathless expose’ based on a phony Wikileaks email they claimed proved Trump’s collusion. Oops! It blew up right in their face as fake news, smearing the other liberal networks as well.
Isn’t it time Hillary should go to trial? The only remaining question is when is the DoJ and the FBI really going to start their investigation into the RICO challenged Clinton Foundation? We’re waiting! Opening that Pandora’s Box should really be enlightening, don’t you think?
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (09DEc17)
The Clinton’s Demise?
“Oh, what tangled webs we weave when at first we practice to deceive.” Wm. Shakespeare.
Are “The chickens are coming home to roost,” at least for the Clinton’s? The awful shenanigans that the Democrats have perpetrated against Donald Trump before his election last November are being revealed for the real criminality they are. Why can’t the DoJ see that? If you grew up in the Watergate era of Richard Nixon, that pales in comparison to Clintons criminality. Remember, Hillary Clinton paid off the DNC’s outstanding debts and in exchange, demanded complete control over the DNC’s money and activities, and got it. Therefore, Hillary Clinton and the DNC are synonymous.
Early in 2017, the Clinton campaign began to suspect their personal attacks against Donald Trump were not working but had instead, actually gave Trump’s campaign more favorable exposure than they intended. At the same time the FBI investigation into Clinton’s mishandling of classified information and ‘scrubbing’ her personal email server was getting perilously effective, at least in the public’s eye. Americans expected justice at last for “crooked Hillary.”
But, the fix was in. At a DC Press Conference on July 5th last year (2016), FBI Director James Comey, just a few days after Attorney General, Loretta Lynch got caught meeting clandestinely with Bill Clinton in Az., shockingly and peremptorily, announced to the world that no reasonable prosecutor would bring charges against Hillary Clinton because the FBI failed to prove “Intent.” He therefore declared Hillary “acquitted” of all charges, while admitting her actions were “extremely careless.” And, here I always thought it was juries that acquitted defendants if they were found not Guilty. So, by Comey’s definition then, “Intent” is necessary to even charge a violation of a federal crime! It didn’t work for Scooter Libby or General Flynn, did it? The end result was, however, the full court press against Donald Trump, i.e.: the Russian Collusion.
Codification of ‘Intent’ as an issue of guilt, hasn’t been written into law except to show pre-meditation of a crime, often associated with homicides or frauds, when witnesses, usually co-conspirators to that crime, “rat out” the principle to save themselves. So, now we ask why were Cheryll Mills and Uma Abaden interviewed by the FBI without benefit of a Miranda warning, or charged with lying, and why did the FBI destroy their laptop computers? Simple enough, their testimony, and computer evidence, would have proved the premeditation required to show Hillary’s ‘intent.’ For example, if her private email server contained only personal family communications, why did she desperately find it necessary to “scrub” 30,000 messages out of the thing? Thank God for Anthony Weiner’s computer.
So, when something as egregious as Clinton’s criminal actions and cover-ups, i.e.: obstructing justice by destroying evidence and the illegal use of non classified systems, etc., & etc. (without intent), are exposed, it demands investigation and closes the silly argument of “I didn’t mean to” or “I don’t recall” that Liberals and the rich and famous use to exculpate their crimes. At what point in time did the leadership of the FBI and the DoJ, decide that Hillary Clinton had to be saved at all costs? I believe it all started in January, 2008. One wonders too, if Hillary can say she will seek rehabilitation services to save herself? Who offers these wonderful services? Prisons do! The “I didn’t mean it” excuse died with the Third Reich. It didn’t work for the Nazi’s when their only excuse for committing atrocities was “I vas only obeying orders,” were quickly followed by either a thirteen step climb up a scaffold or a firing squad. As we are now learning, It was Hillary Clinton’s machine that created the excuses to ensure she would escape simply because she had no ‘intent.’ Anyway, that’s what FBI Director James Comey told us.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (10Dec17)
One must ask why it is assumed that the logical candidate to replace a conservative office holder, must be a Democrat? The plethora of campaign appeals from loser Democratic PAC’s, for donations to combat those dangerous, misguided Republicans, claim in the text of their appeals, that Trumps election was an aberration and that American’s really demand that Democrats be returned to power because that awful Trump is so divisive & etc., etc.!
Well, no, they assume incorrectly! The vote for Donald Trump signaled the beginning of the end of official criminality, Obama’s terrible legacy and, expectantly, an end to the Democrats Marxist-Socialist experiment in collectivist government.
The Left ignores the reasoning that got them in their present unhappy circumstance in the first place. The voters didn’t want a third Obama term. The voters didn’t want that crooked Hillary Clinton screwing up America any more and, Americans really expect justice to be served for her crimes. Americans once assumed the FBI could be trusted implicitly. The Clinton’s ruined all that. The FBI is now wreathed in controversy, infested with Clinton partisans and politically, stand on the wrong side of Constitutionality earning the same level of trustworthiness as aluminum siding or Obamacare salesmen. Once lost, trust cannot be reinstated without pain.
The Left is mounting an all out assault on Donald Trump on their assumption that his Presidency is illegitimate. But the underlying issues that motivated voters to elect Trump are ignored. Americans don’t want to share bathrooms with perverts. Americans are sick and tired of illegal alien intruders breaking into our country, protected by Renegade Cities and murdering Americans on the streets with impunity. That includes Islam. Americans are dismayed by the stupid Liberals driving our government into unbearable debt. Americans are saddened by the less than adequate quality of graduates being turned out by Commie infested colleges and universities and Americans are exhausted from the tax burden that pays for everything except our national defense. They’re tired of unaffordable healthcare and being told they had to buy it regardless. All that is what the Democrats did to us and will do to us again in the future if Donald Trump fails. Now why would they assume we could possibly want democrats in power again? Their message is the same one they’ve used for decades and it still rings hollow!
Americans voted for Donald Trump because he promised solutions and, ‘surprise,’ he’s delivering. The Left is going berserk trying to change the results of the election that gave us Donald Trump. We’ve had nearly a year of Progressive generated crisis’s all centered around a fake Democrat created narrative about Trump and the Russians, ignoring greedy Clinton’s own collusion evidence with the Russians. Nothing was proved, yet it’s still droning on. So, why do Democrats assume that we would even tolerate them in office any more? Do you?
The Democrat Party is leaderless. The only solid front presented to us in the Congress is when the aging and demented Nancy Pelosi and the feckless Chuck Schumer grab the podium and spew out their fear mongering claims that Republican policies will lead to Armageddon, ‘women and children to be hardest hit.’ What’s to replace the ranks of geriatric Democrat leadership in the future? Anarchists, Islamics, and antifa’s, all now learning their trade on our streets today, like the Clintons did back in the 1960’s. Now is the time to stick a fork in ‘em. They’re done or should be. Sadly, Republicans won’t do it. They’re still afraid of wielding the power we gave ‘em.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (07Dec17)
The Changing Political Landscape
Despite the outward appearance of viability, trying desperately to raise funds to reclaim the Congress in 2018, the dysfunctional Progressive, Democrat Party is actually nearing its end. We’re on to ‘em! For all of that, so the GOP may be in the twilight of its existence if they continue to legislate with fear, govern with uncertainty and waste time maneuvering themselves, as individual politicians simply to keep their jobs in disregard of what’s best for America. There are exceptions. Georgia’s Senator David Perdue for one and Rep. Jody Hice for another.
We now learn the Democrat candidate for Governor of Florida has abandoned his party affiliation, not to become a Republican, but to run as an independent. A pox on both parties. That’s not a good sign. Trust is a fungible quality and once lost is rarely, if ever, regained.
America is at a turning point. We’ve allowed the Progressive Socialist to ruin what was once America while we casually accepted the “collectivism” type of government that never works. The solution comes when we realize our plight and work to understand the gift that is our Constitution, protect it and make sure that any new politicians who want to face the challenge, do so within the rule of law, not personal enrichment. How did Senator Mitch McConnell manage to accumulate $55 million in personal wealth if he wasn’t a swamp dweller? I’m just asking?
Political restoration Is a slow process requiring time, joint efforts and funds but, it must be done or Reagan’s “Shining City on the Hill,” dream, the beacon for hopeless people everywhere, will flicker out and the world will be plunged into darkness for a thousand years and the word “Freedom” will only be understood as willful compliance with the state.
The forces of the Left are arraying themselves against us. Conservative candidates are under attack with slanders, false accusations and innuendos of perversion, sexual assaults and pedophilia. Why? Because, when challenged, the Left have no arguments that can prevail against, truth, justice and the Constitution. Therefore, they must try to kill the messenger.
Judge Roy Moore, Republican candidate for Alabama Senator, represents a clear and present danger to the existing, corrupt forces of the DC political elites or, more simply, the swamp. Poll takers, including Fox News, project that Democrat Jones, ahead of Moore on percentage points to become the next Senator from Alabama, will probably prevail. Don’t bet on it. The pollsters predicted with certainty that Hillary Clinton would be the next president by a landslide. Hummn?
People lie to pollsters including on-line polls directed to supposedly party loyalists. Voters are beginning to recognize the skewed types of questions designed to produce a desired outcome so, they lie! The President uses this process in reverse. He “tweets,” early in the mornings, and sets the his day’s agenda, while the Democrats and the media go berserk trying to figure out just what he meant but, coming from Trump it must have been bad! Elizabeth Warren rose to his tweet bait today with his “Pocahontas” remark, once again revealing herself as a fool. Trump therefore, controls the agenda while we are treated to the medias dysfunction.
In our current dilemma of tax reform, the Democrats cannot retreat from their constant claim that America is Capitalist and greedy but, they can’t explain why half of the population is subsidized and the subsidized half are victims. Victims of what, Capitalism? Yet Republicans, uncertain of the way the wind blows, dither about in confusion and inaction and get nothing accomplished. Indecision is as deadly as incompetence.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (28Nov17)
BKP and George recall political predictions and continue the discussion on our American Oligarchy.
Frank Sosebee is a candidate seeking the Office of Sheriff in Dawson County. Sheriff Billy Carlisle is retiring after serving five terms.
Frank is a 32-year law enforcement professional who has a broad range of experience. In 1983 he began his career with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office and transferred to Dawson County Sheriff’s Office in 1998. He currently serves as the Chief of Security at the Hall County Correctional Institute.
He has working experience in all facets of law enforcement and the Georgia Department of
Corrections. He will graduate from Reinhardt University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal
Justice and pursue his Masters in Public Administration. He attended Columbus State
University Command College, the National Institute of Corrections Executive Excellence training
in Aurora, Colorado, and has over 20 years of Executive, Management and Supervisory
Frank has a New Vision and New Direction approach to lead the Sheriff’s Office into the future. He has taken numerous advanced training courses to include Accident Reconstruction, Drug Recognition Expert, Criminal Investigations, Terminal Agency Coordinator, Domestic Terrorism, Gang Investigation, Domestic Violence and has acquired over 3000 training hours. Frank is affiliated with the Republican Party, Women’s Foothill Republican Party, Etowah Masonic Lodge, and numerous other professional organizations across Georgia.
He has been honored to coach baseball and basketball from t-ball up to the junior American Legion baseball team at Post 247 in Dawsonville. Over the past 20 years he has worked with children and young adults. He has mentored the youth at the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, coordinated numerous fund raisers for children, coordinated fund raisers for Relay for Life, and helped organize gifts for those children that are in need at Christmas.
What is most gratifying, he said, is to see how these young men and women have matured and now they are reaching out to our youth. This is in itself, a blessing. I’m not seeking the Office of Sheriff for personal gain, or to have power, this election is about our community, the officers who serve with pride and dignity, our senior citizens, business owners, and especially our children who are the future of our great community.
I have a vision for the future, I have the right experience, I’ve prepared myself for 32 years to become the Sheriff, a person who cares about the community he serves and protects. I have always worked hand in hand with my employees exhibiting a strong work ethic and the willingness to do what is right.
My top priority is to assign an officer to all our schools, currently we have schools without an assigned SRO leaving our children and teachers in harm’s way. My vision is to retain our employees who are leaving for higher pay and benefits, establish a drug suppression unit to fight the major drug problem we have, unite with surrounding counties by creating a joint criminal apprehension unit to fight burglary, thefts, and other criminal activity in our county and
work toward a reentry program for our county offenders.
I have plans of implementing new programs for our youth to young adults, create a senior citizens police academy, police academy for grades 9 through 12, advanced defensive driving training for our young adults, and design an avenue for our children to text information to our 911 center of drugs, gangs and bullying in our school systems.
We must prepare for such an attack. By uniting and working collectively together with all viable resources in our county we can provide safety for our children and teachers. I am asking for your prayers, support and vote as the next Sheriff of Dawson County. Please contact me at, ww.teamsosebee2016.com or email@example.com or contact me at 678-682-5953.