democratic candidate for georgia governor general david poythress launches his offensive against the republican secessionists:
for years, georgia's 8th grade students read in their history books about our state's decision to secede from the united states back in 1861. today, our students need only look at a daily newspaper to see that talk of secession isn't just a thing of the past. in fact, four of the six republican candidates said they would support georgia seceding from the united states of america. this is outrageous.
this is absolutely disgraceful. it's a slap in the face to every patriotic american, to anybody who has served under the american flag and to those brave georgians who have fought and died for our country in iraq.
what really offends me the most, is that none of these republican secession candidates ever wore, for a single day, the uniform of our country, carried a weapon, or heard a shot fired in anger. not one ever put their life on the line to protect our freedoms and liberty.
but they recklessly call for secession from america. they would in effect, ban the american flag and end the pledge of allegiance. they would say to the world that when they don't get their way, they quit.
that's just childish. that's cowardice, not leadership. real leadership means we work toward common sense solutions to protect american values, not just quit our country because we don't agree with other americans. united we stand. divided we fall. know this: when i'm the governor of georgia, i won't cut and run from america. when i say the pledge of allegiance, i mean it.
whether poythress has taken the hill is up to the people of georgia, but a good opening for a counterattack, if patriotism is an issue, is very hard to see. this race might be worth watching.