Conservatism and Liberty – taking another hit

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Slideshow | 0 comments

It’s been a busy week legislatively, and it did not turn out well for conservatism or liberty. First, the Senate Education Committee considered a bill that would require students to use the bathroom of their gender, and not what gender they decided to call themselves. In a surprising move, the committee killed the bill. It’s likely that the defeat was heavily influenced by a statement Lt. Gov. Randy McNally made last week. He said...

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State History

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Slideshow | 0 comments

There’s a lot of state history not taught to our youth. You’ve probably heard of the Battle of Athens, but only from folks who wanted to share the story. Here’s another piece of history not taught to our kids. But both events are in Tennessee’s Blue Book ( this story on page 42), the book that also contains our state Constitution. So the question is, why is this history good enough for the Blue Book, but not good enough...

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Josiah Bartlett

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Slideshow | 0 comments

Josiah Bartlett (No middle name) Born: November 21, 1729 Died: May 19, 1795 Josiah Bartlett was born November 21, 1729 to Stephan & Hannah-Mary Bartlett (Webster) in Amesbury Massachusetts. The 5th child and 4th son born to the Bartlett’s of Amesbury. By age 17 Josiah knew Greek and Latin and studied to become a physician. Studying under Dr. Ordway of Amesbury, colony of New Hampshire Josiah married his first cousin, daughter of his uncle...

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