Posts by SCTPAdmin

FaceBook Dog & Pony Show?

»Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Announcements, Words from the Chairman | 0 comments

I’ve been hearing a lot of comments the last couple days –rightly or not — about the need for the government to intervene and regulate Facebook because it’s a monopoly. The problem with that is twofold; 1) F.B. is a privately owned business that uses public airways to supply a service to the public. If you don’t like your private affairs shared, then either don’t post them online or find another social media outlet. There are other forms of social media the public has access to, and there’s no requirement to use F.B.. It’s the consumer’s choice to either continuing using F.B. or go to another media source. And besides, everyone of us have “signed” a user agreement that tells us our information can...

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Raid an Office?

»Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Announcements, Slideshow, Words from the Chairman | 0 comments

So Trump’s atty’s offices were raided bright and early Monday morning. Since then, the political world has gone bananas. The faithful viewers of CNN are salivating at the prospects that the raid will lead to indictments against Trump, while the right is going ballistic at the apparent violation of lawyer-client privilege. I don’t think that either is accurate. Here’s what I’ve been able to glean from all the reports I’ve read. If there’s evidence that an atty is acting in an unethical manner, whether on behalf of his client or himself, his offices can be raided. An atty cannot skirt the law, abuse the judicial system, or conduct business in an illegal manner and hide behind the cloak of attorney / client privilege....

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Legislators Need To Hear From YOU!

»Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Announcements, Words from the Chairman | 0 comments

Since the Florida massacre, governments at all levels are attacking the Second Amendment. State after state is taking advantage of an emotionally-charged incident to launch unwarranted attacks on our constitutional right to bear arms, and are punishing law abiding citizens for the acts of a few deranged individuals. Governor Scott of FL signed an anti-gun bill on Friday, saying “We need to keep guns away from people who should not have them”. Who’s going to determine that? Yeah, the government. And how long will it be before the government changes its criteria to broaden the net? I suspect not long. The Illinois House passed a bill this week mandating 18 to 20 year old youths turn in their lawfully purchased or gifted weapons. That government...

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Focus on the Candidates

»Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Announcements, Words from the Chairman | 0 comments

Because we’re in the midst of an election cycle, the SCTP hasn’t directly addressed issues as much as we would like. Instead, we’re focusing on candidates who will have a direct impact on our liberties ( i.e. issues). What a candidate has done in the past is a barometer of how that candidate will legislate in the future. In short, actions speak louder than words. As for an issue that is still pressing, you’ll recall that Dr. Bill Warner addressed the membership in the past regarding Islam, and its  continuing encroachment in TN.  After years of study, Dr. Warner became an expert on Islam, its violent and oppressive history, and the continuing effort to implement Sharia Law in the U.S. In fact, the surge of mosques being built in major...

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The Republicans Did It To Us

»Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Slideshow | 0 comments

The Republicans Did It To Us

In my earlier email, I said I’d do some research on how our representatives voted when debating the fuel tax increase. The following is an email that our Vice Chairman is submitting to the Mountain Press. In Liberty, Steve Osborn SCTP Chairman Dear editor, The full TN House of Representatives debated Governor Haslam’s IMPROVE Act, now called the Tax Cut of 2017 ( an oxymoron ), on Wednesday. The Act as proposed will raise fuel taxes on everyone who drives a vehicle, while reducing taxes for a select few in the state and giving certain Tennessee businesses a financial boost. Representatives Carr and Farmer voted in favor of the bill. Representative Hawk from the Greenville area then proposed an amendment that would have taken a portion of new and used...

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