Georgia voters have very little control over what laws and ordinances are passed by the State Legislatures, County Commissions or City Councils.
Corporations dictate that State laws adhere to their anti-discrimination policies and demand sports stadiums and property tax holidays. Government employees dictate the rest.
When we elect politicians, they join the club and do what the club wants. The club is “the establishment”. If you want to know who they are, just look at those who are elected to office.
Changing “the establishment” is nearly impossible. If you elect a “virgin” it doesn’t take them long to become “go along to get along” cult members. If they refuse to “go along” they are ostracized by their group. Group-think rules city councils, county commissions and state legislatures. Nobody is interested in saving money or even getting a competent job from a contractor.
Most of the 300 bills introduced each year to the Georgia Legislature are for cities and counties. The rest are for special interest groups.
Their “rule” is that once you have elected someone, then whatever they want to do should be supported. That prevents voters from objecting to any specific issues to prevent further problems. Elected officials are encouraged to pretend that everything is great and your objections are groundless.
Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader