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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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More on the Proposed Gas Tax

»Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Slideshow | 0 comments

More on the Proposed Gas Tax

Senate leadership stated over the weekend that any alternate plan to Haslam’s gas tax increase is a non-starter. The House, being a separate chamber, is working on their own plan that will fund TDOT without raising taxes, in spite of what Senate leaders say. Both chambers are set to go to Joint Committee within the next couple weeks to hammer out the differences between the two proposals coming from their respective bodies.  It’s not out of the realm of possibilities that the House will capitulate, and approve Haslam’s original gas tax plan. Mark West, leader of the Chattanooga tea  party, has written a letter that will go to every republican in Nashville. ( That letter is at the end of this email, minus the signatures.) In Turn, Mark sent an...

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Farm Bureau members – READ THIS

»Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Slideshow | 0 comments

Farm Bureau members – READ THIS

The facebook post below is Rhedona Rose the VP of the Tennessee Farm Bureau’s response to a long time customer on the issue of Farm Bureau’s support of the gas tax and in state tuition for illegal aliens. Apparently Farm Bureau cares more about illegals than long time citizen customers. Call your local farm bureau and complain at least or cancel if feasible and let them know why! Number to Farm Bureau HQ is 931 388-7872. I’m having trouble finding the leaders emails but you can ask to speak to Mrs. Rose, the President Jeff Aiken or the policy director Stefan Maupin. This was sent by Becky ****** and she posted itOn Mar 31, 2017, at 11:31 AM, Since I have been a member since 1970 of the Obion County Farm Bureau, I feel that it is my duty to ask...

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Conservatism and Liberty – taking another hit

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

Conservatism and Liberty – taking another hit

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 the bill was no longer needed in light of the federal government’s recent action.  Killing the bill highlights the short-sightedness of many legislators. His statement and republicans on the committee killing the measure assume that the proponents of debauchery will give up pushing their deviant agenda. And, they...

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State History

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

State History

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 to be taught in school ? ____________________________________________________ Another clash between community practices and the forces of modernity took place in 1908 at Reelfoot Lake in the northwest corner of the state. The lake, an exceptionally rich fishery and game habitat, had for many years supported local fishermen...

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