View Full Version : Meet Ray McBerry

Rebel Yell
03-30-2010, 11:08 AM
I am a native of Georgia and have chosen to live my entire life here in our beautiful state. Born in Atlanta in 1968, I grew up and lived in Henry County virtually my entire life. Like many native Georgians, I have primarily Cherokee and Scots-Irish blood coursing through my veins - both of which, along with my upbringing, have instilled in me a love for our land, our people, and our rich heritage.

I was raised in a Christian home by Christian parents; and, consequently, I accepted Christ, myself, as a young boy. I have been a Baptist my entire life and, though not without faults, have sought to serve the Lord my entire life, as well. It has been my honour to serve the Lord in many areas as a layman; and I have had the privilege of helping many others come to know Christ as their personal Saviour, too. I count my faith in God and His Word to be my greatest asset, as I seek to serve as your next governor.

One of the most important things in my life is my family. Most of the values that I hold dear today are the same values that were instilled in me as a boy. Today, I still have a close relationship with my mom, dad, and brother; and being a daddy is the most important job that I hold. I have been a single dad since my little boy was just a year old; at that time, my wife stated that she no longer wished to be a wife and mother and left us. It has been just the two of us -- my son and I -- ever since. Although the life of a single parent has not been an easy one at times, it has been the most rewarding part of my life. I have sincerely tried to raise my son in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, as his mother and I covenanted together to do before he was born; and my son is my pride and joy to this day.

I am the president of Ray McBerry Enterprises, Inc. and produce radio and television commercials, primarily in the Atlanta market.

Politically, I consider myself a "constitutionalist" - that is, I strongly support a return to the original principles of our Founding Fathers. Although I am a life-long Republican, I do not support the globalist, socialist policies of either the Democrat or Republican parties at the national level; but I do feel that most Georgians who vote Republican feel about the same as myself... folks who support traditional values and a return to the Bible and the Constitution.

We are living in perilous times. The grand constitutional republic that was given to us by the Founding Fathers to preserve our ancient liberty stands on the brink of being transformed into a tyrannical empire, just as the Roman Republic of old. It is high time that Americans like ourselves, who still believe that the "old ways" are the best ways, take a stand and say "Enough is enough!" We need statesmen who will represent the People of Georgia... NOT the interests of the downtown Atlanta establishment... and NOT the interests of the federal leviathan in Washington, D.C. We must say to them both... "Georgia First!" Will you join with me in this political revolution and help take back control of our lives, our liberties, and our destiny as a sovereign state?

Oxendine may be about to lose my vote in the Primaries.

What is "Georgia First"?

Georgia First began officially with Ray McBerry's campaign for governor in the 2006 Republican primary against incumbent Sonny Perdue, a neo-conservative with ties to both the Georgia Democratic leadership and the Bush administration in Washington.

The Georgia First campaign theme in 2006 was... "NOT Atlanta, NOT Washington... but GEORGIA FIRST!" The theme embodies a strong States' Rights position, as well as opposition to the downtown Atlanta establishment over the rest of Georgia. In essence, it states support for doing what is best for Georgia and Georgians over the special interests of the federal government and the downtown Atlanta establishment.

During the campaign of 2006, the Georgia First message was overwhelmingly well-received everywhere that Ray McBerry spoke in candidate forums or radio interviews. It seemed that the people of Georgia were enthusiastic about a political candidate who did not care about "political correctness" and was actually willing to say the things that they, the people of Georgia, believe, themselves.

Frankness on such subjects as abortion, the Second Amendment, illegal immigration, the Ten Commandments, and the Georgia state flag was a true "breath of fresh air" to virtually all Georgians who heard the message... so much so that the grassroots campaign for Georgia First took off literally overnight. Within the first week of the campaign, www.GeorgiaFirst.org became the # 1 ranked political candidate website in the state of Georgia and remained so well after the primary election had passed, four months later. During the whirlwind campaign of only 90 days during the Republican primary, Ray McBerry was asked to participate in over 30 radio interviews, and as many newspaper interviews. Each time, public support for Georgia First and its message grew larger.

On 18 July 2006, Ray McBerry, a previous political unknown, garnered nearly 50,000 votes in the Republican primary for governor against an incumbent within his own party -- the lowest voter-turnout primary in memory. It was the first time in a generation that any candidate ran for governor of any Southern state and frankly dared to tell the federal government to "get the hell" out of his state's affairs. The success of Georgia First in 2006 was a wake-up call to all true conservatives and constitutionalists, in Georgia and beyond, that the principle of States' Rights is still alive and well in the hearts and minds of the people of Dixie, despite the best-laid plans of Washington and its petty minions in our Southern capitols... and is also a message of hope for restoring our heritage of liberty!

I'll have to do a little more digging, but I like what I hear so far.