State of Georgia Archives: on Families & Children


Alan Keyes: We have suffered because of our abandonment of His name

We have suffered in this country, in the failing schools, in the broken marriages, in the rising tide of crime and violence; we have suffered, since they withdrew our right to reverence God, all the consequences that must follow from our abandonment of His name. We know that the Founders put this right first for a reason: because it is, above all, the foundation from which comes our ability to stand for and understand and defend all the other rights we claim.
Source: Rally in Blairsville, Georgia Oct 21, 2003

Roy Barnes: More restrictions on teenage driving

Forty years ago, when we had all of those dirt roads in the Atlanta region, it made sense to give a teenager the keys to the family car the day he turned 16 years old. Today, with traffic that often allows no margin for error, it is a recipe for tragedy. I think the time has come to take some common sense steps to protect our teens.

We need to limit the number of teenage passengers a young driver can carry. We need to impose stricter curfews. And we need to ensure that our young people have the experience they need before getting behind the wheel of a car without an adult to help them. I agree that any teenager should have 40 hours of supervised driving before they can get a license and why I think that teens driving in metro-Atlanta should be 17 before they can drive alone in these heavily congested areas.

The only excuse Iíve heard to any of these teen driving proposals is that it may cause some inconvenience. I ask you to consider them carefully because they save lives.

Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Georgia Assembly Jan 8, 2001

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