John Turpish for Georgia State House

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  • How are you? Fine!

    All too often the point of a fine isn’t changing behavior with a side effect of revenue for the government, but rather the revenue IS the point. Consider this experiment that was done in Estonia: instead of charging people for driving too fast they made them wait it a while on the side the road;…

  • Justice Reform

    I’ve been saying one of the main issues I want to push for in the Assembly is justice reform, but that’s an incredibly broad term. So what do I mean by that? Well it’s broad on purpose, there’s a wide variety of places the government interacts with the citizen which could be made more just.…

  • Kids’ Library Books

    There was a question in the debate that I know at least one person heard differently than I did, and if one person had that understanding someone else did, too. So let me go ahead and clear up my position for anyone who might be confused: I do not want state law involved in deciding…

  • Defend the Guard

    All this bill would do is forbid the Georgia National Guard from participating in combat operations oversees without it being declared a war. It doesn’t stop training oversees, nor domestic operations. And it doesn’t stop oversees combat deployments either, if the US is at war. I feel as though I shouldn’t need to say much…

  • Free Market vs. Cronyism

    The word “capitalism” gets thrown around a lot, but people mean different things by it. Let’s set aside hyperbolic goofiness. There are very different groups of people who call themselves capitalist who want different things. I consider myself a free-market capitalist. The “free-market” part is what I want in law: recognizing property rights, contracts, and…

  • Monetary Metals

    Inflation is Bad Most people probably don’t need to hear this anymore, but price inflation hurts people who buy things. You probably buy things. This is not limited, by the way, to high inflation – less inflation just hurts less. Despite what you may have heard, inflation is not a constant fact of life –…

  • Vote on February 13ᵗʰ!

    Today I’m not going to try to convince you to vote for me. I’ll try to convince you to vote at all. There are important issues at stake, and this might be the last chance you have a real election for a long time. There are a lot of problems with the system we use…