In Tuesday's Daily Journal, Bobby Harrison pointed out the glaring truth for the voters of north Mississippi to see. You don't have to look any further than one vote to see where Greg Davis stands when it comes our most valuable resource, our children.
Not all decisions made by politicians are equal.
In 1997, Greg Davis was one of about 55 members in the 174-member Legislature to vote against the MAEP - a program that is now hailed by the mainstream of both parties as important legislation, a program that Barbour boasts is fully funded, a program, by the way, that has been critical to the success of the school system in Davis' fast growing home county of DeSoto.
Davis originally voted for the bill, but after Republican Gov. Kirk Fordice vetoed it, Davis was one of a few members to change their votes and oppose it. It should be noted that many Republicans, such as Sen. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo, said while they supported Fordice he was wrong on that issue and they voted with the majority to override the governor's veto. It was a tough vote for Republicans like Nunnelee because the head of their party was opposing them, but they stood firm.
Being out of touch with your constituency can mean a lot of different things. The more important question for voters is, what have the candidates done when given an opportunity to make decisions that actually have an impact on our lives?