Georgia Dem: America Is ‘Laughing At Us’ Over Microchips (VIDEO)

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In a new ad, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Gov. Roy Barnes says some of the strange ideas offered up by state Republicans — like talk of secession and a bill to ban microchip implants — have serious consequences. They’re losing Georgia jobs, and making the state a national punchline, he says.“A governor can create jobs by selling the advantages of Georgia to firms looking for a home,” the ad says, but “we can’t bring jobs to Georgia with the rest of the country laughing at us.”

A narrator adds:

It’s hard for industry to take us seriously when the Legislature attempts to outlaw stem cell research, passes bills about microchips in the brain, and talks about seceding from the Union.

Earlier this year, the Georgia state senate passed a bill, backed by Republicans, that would make it a misdemeanor to force someone to be implanted with a microchip. One of the bill’s supporters, State Rep. Ed Setzler (R-Acworth), called the measure “proactive.”

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