There’s no one better to begin our “Profiles In Constitutional Courage” series with than Rep. Bobby Franklin of Georgia. As Bobby has said, explaining why he ran for the Georgia House:
Among the legislation introduced by Bobby has been legislation:
— To outlaw all abortions (HB 1.) This strong pro-life effort on Bobby’s part has predictably caused him to be viciously attacked and lied about. Because he believes all abortions are murder, Bobby rejects any efforts to simply regulate abortion (sonograms, parental consent) because after such regulations are obeyed, the unborn baby may still be killed.
— To make gold and silver the only legal tender for payment of debts by and to the state of Georgia pursuant to Article I Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution (HB 3.)
— To tax the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as it would any other privately owned bank in the state of Georgia (HB 466.)
— To allow anyone, without a permit, to use their private residential property for the growing or raising of food crops or chickens, rabbits, or milk goats in home gardens, coops, or pens on private residential property so long as such food crops or animals or the products thereof are used for human consumption (HB 2.)
— To remove the Governor’s right to temporarily suspend or regulate the sale of guns during an emergency (HB 6.)
— To prevent local governments from adopting regulations or banning the sale of unprocessed agricultural products from the farmer to the consumer (HB 12.)
— To eliminate the income tax throughout the state and by any local governments in the state (HB 13.)
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