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    Default A pedestrian's guide to Georgia's constitutional amendments

    More on each of the Amendments at link.

    ATLANTA -- Four constitutional amendments are facing Georgia voters in this November's general elections. While Amendment 1 has been the subject of large scale discussion across the state, many voters are not familiar with the other measures - or exactly what they represent.

    Each of the Constitutional measures are being decided based on a yes-or-no vote.

    AMENDMENT 1:

    "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow the state to intervene in chronically failing public schools in order to improve student performance?"

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    AMENDMENT 2:

    "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow additional penalties for criminal cases in which a person is judged guilty of keeping a place of prostitution, pimping, pandering, pandering by compulsion, solicitation of sodomy, masturbation for hire, trafficking of persons for sexual servitude or sexual exploitation of children and to allow assessments on adult entertainment establishments to create and fund the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund to pay for care and rehabilitative and social services for individuals in this state who have been or may have been sexually exploited?"

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    AMENDMENT 3:

    "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to abolish the existing Judicial Qualifications Commission; require the General Assembly to create and provide by general law for the composition, manner of appointment, and governance of a new Judicial Qualifications Commission, with such commission having the power to discipline, remove, and cause involuntary retirement of judges; require the Judicial Qualifications Commission to have procedures that provide for due process of law and review by the Supreme Court of its advisory opinions; and allow the Judicial Qualifications Commission to be open to the public in some manner?"

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    AMENDMENT 4:

    "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the proceeds of excise taxes on the sale of fireworks or consumer fireworks be dedicated to the funding of trauma care, firefighter equipping and training, and local public safety purposes?"

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    http://www.11alive.com/news/politics...ents/342326511
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    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.



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