Saturday, June 17, 2017

Georgia lawmaker punished for Civil War mailer

Via Billy

A controversial member of the Georgia House of Representatives has lost his position in leadership and his place on a civics education study committee after sending colleagues an article challenging slavery as the root cause of the Civil War.

House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, announced Friday that Rep. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, would no longer chair the House Human Relations and Aging Committee, a post he has held for the past five years. In addition, Ralston announced he was rescinding his nomination of Benton to fill one of three seats on a study committee set up to recommend improvements in civics education in Georgia’s public schools.

More @ AJC


  1. Heaven forbid someone speaks against the approved orthodoxy. Accept what you are told without question. Or be destroyed.