Civil Asset Forfeiture Bill – Call NOW

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Slideshow | 0 comments

I JUST received an update on Civil Asset Forfeiture.   It seems the House is now moving the C.A.F. bill from the Criminal Subcommittee to the Civil Justice Subcommittee. The bill will be in committee March 1st at 1:30.  Below is the contact information for the committee members.  Forgo emails; make a phone call to the members below. Having a bunch of calls to their offices this close to the date of the committee hearing will have a greater impact. Please do make those calls. We need to get this bill passed, and it truly will take your participation to make it happen. In Liberty, Steve Osborn SCTP Chairman Civil Justice Subcommittee Chair- Mike Carter Republican Phone: (615) 741-3025 Email- rep.mike.carter@capitol.tn.gov Glen Casada Republican Phone: (615) 741-4389 Email- rep.glen.casada@capitol.tn.gov Andrew Farmer Republican Phone: (615) 741-4419 Email- rep.andrew.farmer@capitol.tn.gov Debra Moody Republican Phone: (615) 741-3774 Email- rep.debra.moody@capitol.tn.gov Bill Beck Democrat Phone: (615) 741-3229 Email- rep.bill.beck@capitol.tn.gov G.A. Hardaway Democrat Phone: (615) 741-5625 Email-...

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Don’t Miss the Next Meeting

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Slideshow | 0 comments

Our next meeting will be THURSDAY,  March 16th at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Sevier County Courthouse, Commission Chambers Our speaker will be Sevier County School Superintendant Dr. Jack Parton Please join us Thursday, March 16th at 6:30. As always, we’ll be meeting on the third floor of the courthouse. Be sure to bring a friend. This will be a great opportunity to introduce new folks to the Sevier County Tea...

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Samuel Adams

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Slideshow | 0 comments

Samuel Adams was born to Samuel Adams Sr. and Mary (Fifield) Smith in Boston, Massachusetts on September 27, 1722. Samuel Jr. is second cousin to John Adams. Samuel was one of twelve children born to the Adams. His mother Mary was very religious and the family attended the Old South Congregational Church in. Samuel Jr. and his family lived on Purchase St in Boston. Samuel Sr. owned a Barley House. Born: September 27, 1722 Died: October 2, 1803, at the age of 81 years Old Samuel Adams went to the Boston Latin School then on to Harvard University where he graduated in 1740. He then continued at Harvard University for his Master’s Degree, which he received in 1743. Samuel decided not to become a lawyer, and his parents wanted him to become a Minister, but he went to work for The” Thomas Cushing Counting House”. It now would be called “The Accounting Firm”. Failing at that, Samuel went to work at his father’s Barley House.  A facility that gets grain and soaks it in water allowing it to grow then converts it to malt for beer and other malt beverages. Samuel’s father died in 1748 at an early age, leaving Samuel to run the family’s Estate and affairs. He didn’t manage the family finances very well and the Malt House or Brewery didn’t do well either. It was during this time, he discovered his true love was politics. Samuel Adams became fearful of the British Governments ill motives, which formed the bases for Samuel to become motivated to the Rebel cause. Fearing the British rule exercising power over the Colonist in arbitrary and destructive ways, Samuel also feared the British officials would come in and seize his family’s estate and holdings at will. In 1748 Samuel, along with friends, purchased “The Independent Adviser”, a weekly newspaper, that printed many essays against the British Crown for their act of pressing citizens into the British Navy “The act of Pressing or Shanghai is the beating or cohesion of citizen’s and kidnapping them against their will and taking them to a British ship and pressing them into the Kings Service for an unspecified length of time”.  The largest pressing came in 1757 in New York City in which over 800 citizens were pressed into service of the King. Samuel and his friends, through their newspaper, urged his countrymen to rise up and boycott English imports and demonstrations against “Taxation without Representation”. Samuel Adams was against violence and did not support the demonstration that caused the “Boston Massacre in 1770”. In 1749 Samuel Adams married Elisabeth Checkley and together they had 6 children. Only 2 children lived to adulthood, they were Samuel &...

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