Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan wrote “Voter Interest at an all-time high” for the ALGOP:
We live in extraordinary times when government is running on empty, both in terms of revenue and ideas. No longer are people content to let the Washington crowd raise taxes and grow government.
As this summer’s drama at the White House plays out, people are watching every move to make sure that the big government crowd doesn’t prevail. It’s two against one in this fight, with President Obama and the Senate Democrats versus the Republicans in the House.
People realize as never before that bigger government means fewer jobs for American families. To those of us elected to serve, our responsibility is to keep government small and off the backs of those who create the jobs.
John McMillan is one of my favorite politicians. I still enjoy hearing about his family taking a milk cow to the beach with them way back when. Fun fact:
Bottle Creek, the largest Mississippian site (AD 1200 to 1450) on the north-central Gulf coast, has eighteen earthen mounds that served as platforms for houses and temples.
…Bottle Creek is one of the few major Mississippian sites not yet developed for tourism. The heavily forested site, in the midst of the Mobile-Tensaw delta, gives visitors a sense of the rich natural environment that supported Native American societies for thousands of years…
The McMillan family protected the Bottle Creek site for most of this century. In the early 1990s the land was purchased by Scott Paper Company, which in turn donated the site to the State of Alabama.