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Friday Facts

Friday Facts: November 17, 2017

It’s Friday! Dr. Michael H. Mescon, (seated, left) the recipient of the Foundation’s prestigious Freedom Award, is congratulated by keynote speaker John Stossel (center) of Fox Business Network and Dr. David Martin, who presented the Freedom Award at the Foundation’s 25th anniversary celebration on November 11, 2016. (Photograph by Bill Adler) We’re saddened to share with you the news of the passing of Dr. Michael H. Mescon, the 2016 recipient of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s prestigious Freedom Award at the Foundation’s 25th anniversary celebration. The Freedom Award is presented by the Foundation to a notable Georgian who has exemplified the principles of private enterprise and personal integrity.  Quotes of note “Whereas it is the duty of all nations… View Article

Friday Facts: November 10, 2017

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “From the first shots of the American Revolution until this day, what has distinguished American Patriots then and now is their willingness to sacrifice all in defense of Liberty — for themselves and their posterity. It’s an unfortunate truth today, however, that too many Americans know too little of such devotion and sacrifice. This week, we observe Veterans Day, first designated Armistice Day marking the end of World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. In 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower, former Supreme Allied Commander of World War II, signed legislation formally changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day.” – Mark Alexander “It is the soldier,… View Article

Friday Facts: November 3, 2017

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “What can only be taught by the rod and with blows will not lead to much good; they will not remain pious any longer than the rod is behind them.” – Martin Luther, who posted his 95 Theses on the door of Wittenberg’s Castle Church in Germany 500 years ago this week and launching the Protestant Reformation “Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can’t give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don’t… View Article

Friday Facts: October 27, 2017

It’s Friday! Something to celebrate: Today is the 230th anniversary of the day the first in the series of Federalist Papers was published. Most Americans have no idea that these 85 essays exist, let alone why. The Federalist Papers Project explains: Between October 1787 and May 1788, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay undertook what was essentially a public relations campaign to encourage New York to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Though the members of the Constitutional Convention had already approved the document as of September 17, 1787, it could not go into effect until at least nine states ratified it. … Hamilton, Madison, and Jay worked together to compose a series of 85 articles, published variously in four New… View Article

Friday Facts: October 20, 2017

It’s Friday! Heartland Institute President Tim Huelskamp was the lunch keynote speaker at the 2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on October 13. Policy Rewind: If you missed the 2017 Georgia Legislative Forum October 13, you are in luck. We captured the whole day on video. Download PowerPoint presentations and view the presentations by Vicki DavisDr. Tim Huelskamp and others on health care and education on our Legislative Policy Forum page. Quotes of note “The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositories, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern, some of… View Article

Friday Fact: October 13, 2017

It’s Friday! Today’s the day! We’re at the 2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel with state and national experts discussing taxes, health care and education in Georgia. If you’re not with us and 150 of our friends … Here is what you’re missing! Quotes of note “A strangulation of the world by exploding, well-camouflaged bureaucracies is one of the great threats to mankind.” – Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Price winner “Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin (1722) “[R]eliance on competitive capitalism has been the only way that countries have been able to reduce… View Article

Friday Facts: October 6, 2017

It’s Friday!  Events Benita Dodd and Kelly McCutchen outlined the Foundation’s October 13 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on Facebook Live Thursday.  October 13: REGISTER TODAY! It’s just one week to the 2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum! The daylong event October 13 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel brings state and national experts to you to discuss transforming health care and education in Georgia!  Watch us discuss the event here on Facebook Live! The morning keynote speaker is Jonathan Williams, chief economist for the American Legislative Exchange Council. The lunch keynote speaker is Dr. Tim Huelskamp, three-term Congressman and new president of The Heartland Institute. Registration is $125 and includes breakfast and lunch. Tickets here; details View Article

Friday Facts: September 29, 2017

It’s Friday! Events October 13: Register now for the 2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on Friday, October 13 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel. The theme is “Wisdom, Justice, Transformation,” with a focus on transforming health care and education. The keynote speaker is Dr. Tim Huelskamp, three-term Congressman and new president of The Heartland Institute. Registration is $125 and includes breakfast and lunch. Tickets here; details here  Quotes of note “Freedom is the matrix required for the growth of moral values – indeed not merely one value among many but the source of all values. … It is only where the individual has choice, and its inherent responsibility, that he has occasion to affirm… View Article

Friday Facts: September 22, 2017

It’s Friday!  Events: Early Bird Registration ends Monday! Register today for the 2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum; the Foundation’s daylong event on Friday, October 13 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel. The theme is “Wisdom, Justice, Transformation,” with a focus on transforming health care and education. The keynote speaker is Dr. Tim Huelskamp, three-term Congressman and new president of The Heartland Institute!  Early Bird Registration is $100 ($125 after September 25); register here. Details on sessions and speakers here  VIP opportunity:  Attend Health Connect South 2017 on September 28 at the Georgia Aquarium at no charge! In partnership with Georgia Public Policy Foundation, Health Connect South is pleased to offer 20 complimentary registrations to… View Article

Friday Facts: September 15, 2017

It’s Friday!  Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd met Dr. Tim Huelskamp, the new president of the Heartland Institute, at the 2017 State Policy Network annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. The former Congressman is the keynote speaker at the Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on October 13. (See Events for registration information) On a personal note: Thank you for continuing to use your checkbooks and your prayers for the benefit of those recovering from Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. Also, thanks to emergency responders and utility workers putting their lives on the line to restore Georgia. Finally, we’re grateful that Georgia Congressman Barry Loudermilk and his wife, Desiree, who were home to help with the Irma response, are safe after… View Article

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has hit another homerun with its Guide to the Issues. This is must reading for anyone interested in public policy in Georgia, and it is an outstanding road map for conservative, common sense solutions to our challengers of today and tomorrow.

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