Profiles In Constitutional Courage: Rep. Bobby Franklin Of Georgia

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:

“In 1997, I became motivated to run for the Georgia House of Representatives after seeing Christians in public office ‘keep their powder dry’ by not opposing anything the ruling Democratic majority proposed, thus ‘saving’ their opposition to only the ‘religious’ issues. But since there is no area of life outside of the Lordship of King Jesus, all votes cast are religious in nature and must be based on what the Bible says is the proper function of the civil government….”
“As I like to say, ‘the duty is ours … the outcome is God’s.’ We can only do our duty to be faithful in the jurisdiction the Lord has called us to without worrying about whether someone else in another jurisdiction will do his duty. We must be faithful and leave the results to the Lord.”

Rep. Bobby Franklin with Former Chief Justice Roy S. Moore and Michael Anthony Peroutka

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.)

For more information on Bobby Franklin’s activities via click here.

Also, click here to visit our archives to read some of his blogs.

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Michael Anthony Peroutka
Michael Anthony Peroutka
A Christian and an attorney, Michael Anthony Peroutka is co-founder of Institute on the Constitution (IOTC), headquartered in Pasadena, Maryland. He is a graduate of Loyola College (now University) in Maryland and the University of Baltimore School of Law. The Constitution Party’s candidate for President in 2004, Michael had a platform which sought to honor God, protect the family, and restore the Republic. The platform came to be known as “The American View of Law and Government,” and inspired the name of his website, Michael travels around the country, graduating classes from IOTC’s course on the United States Constitution, in addition to teaching classes in IOTC’s Pasadena, Maryland classroom.