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Haslam signs Confederate Plate Bill, forgets he signed it, calls for it’s removal

In Uncategorized on June 24, 2015 at 12:42 PM

Haslam signs Confederate Plate Bill, forgets he signed it, calls for it’s removal

June 24, 2015
12:03 pm

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in a speech yesterday at Volkswagen said he was against the Confederate Flag being on license plates in TN.

In 2012, Governor Bill Haslam, Speaker of the Senate Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell signed a bill to allow the Confederate Flag to be stamped on Tennessee motorcycles, a bill which complements a car version signed by then Democratic Speaker Jimmy Naifeh and Governor Don Sundquist in 2002.

According to an article sighted by the Times Free Press and interview of Haslam, he showed much confusion as he was confronted about the Confederate License Plate bill he signed.

“Haslam said that he wasn’t aware that the flag is stamped on some plates, but “I’d be in favor of discontinuing it.”

According to the TFP “Haslam signed the bill approving the Confederate license plates for motorcycles on March 14, 2012. The bill passed the state Senate and House by wide margins. The vote in the Senate was 27-3, and in the House voted 82-6 in favor, with one person voting present.” 

“The plate, which features the stars and bars of the confederacy on the left side of the plate, is available to Tennessee drivers for an annual fee of $56.50, with $15.38 allocated to the Tennessee Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans, according to the website of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs.”

“The plate can be personalized with five characters for a total fee of $91.50. The typical fee for a license plate is $35, according to the website. ”
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/jun/23/haslam-favors-removal-confederate-flag-tennessee-license-plates/311065/

Its true. On March 14th,  2012, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, along with Ramsey and Harwell signed Senate Bill 2169 into law allowing Tn citizens to purchase a Confederate License plate for use on their vehicle.

Today, Tn Governor Bill Haslam calls for the elimination of Confederate License plate that he signed into law just a few years ago.
https://www.nashvillepost.com/blogs/postpolitics/2015/6/23/haslam_favors_removal_of_confederate_flag_from_license_plates

For one, this speaks volumes about bills passed in Tennessee and when the political winds shifts so does the mindset of a shifty politician along with or without their support. It largely depends on who is in their pocket.

Two, this speaks to how out of touch and hypocritical Haslam is within his own state where one minute he signs a bill, forgets he signs it, then calls for all license plates bearing the Confederate Flag to be removed. 

Readers also remember each call to limit others freedom of speech will eventually lead to restrictions on your free speech as well. Soon, we are all offended by each other and we will have no freedoms or the ability to express ourselves freely. We will all be divided and separated into our own pods with people like us daring not to venture from that border with out our own sets of rules  and beliefs being violated. This is a slippery slope we are slipping on and it will only lead to less rights now enjoyed by all. 

This is the Change our current president spoke of and our liberal law makers are creating it’s path.

God bless America!

Sources of info:

Thanks to the Chattanooga Times Free Press for their excellent coverage of this issue. Please visit their site frequently. There are many more stories on their site you may find interesting.

In 2002, SB 1303, HB 1893, see bill below.
http://www.tn.gov/sos/acts/102/pub/pc0876.pdf

In 2012, Senate Bill 2169- Confederate License Plates for Motorcyclists signed by Haslam, Ron Ramsey and  Beth Harwell  in 2012
http://www.state.tn.us/veteran/state_benifits/PublicChapter553.pdf

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Haslam sweeps into town, Cleveland City elected steal signs that “embarrass”

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Haslam sweeps into town, Cleveland City elected steal signs that “embarrass”

Gadfly, a “muscled up gadfly”, this is what City Councilman George Poe said in the aftermath, as he and City Manager Janice Casteel removed signs from the  private business of Dan Rawls this week during a recent visit by TN Governor Bill Haslam.

A gadfly is by definition an”irritator, trouble maker,  a fly that bites livestock, a fly that irritates livestock by biting them and sucking their blood, a horsefly, somebody annoying, somebody regarded as persistently annoying or irritating, nuisance, pest, meddler, busybody, irritator, tormentor, pesterer, stirrer! 

Dan Rawls said this about Poes comments, “yep, that about sums me up” as he chuckled at the unbelieveabilty and gall of these elected officials to step onto his private property and remove his signs and then insult him when confronted. 

Governor Haslam was visiting the city of Cleveland just across the street from Mr Rawls business. Dan got word of this and began his peaceful protest in the yard of his business. He placed several signs on his private property that said benignly “Shame on you Governor Haslam”, and “Stop CC!”

Even more humorous was at one point Poe thought “Stop CC” meant Stop the Community Center, the place where Haslam was speaking. 

The disconnect by this politician is evident as they failed to recognize that the sign was a statement protesting one of the cities and states most fiery issues, Common Core, the nationalization of our public school system, led by Haslam and his Education Secretary Kevin Huffman stated Rawls when interviewed by BCN.

While Governor Haslam dumped multiple hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on our community much like a John would for a high dollar prostitute. The Haslam faithful latched on to the big government teet, adulterating the “City with Spirit” and suspending the peoples rights and the Constitution.

As the scene unfolded Councilman George Poe evidently took offense to private business owner Dan Rawls protecting his own property by shouting, seven police cars responded hurriedly after Poe dragged his handy police radio from his ample hip and reported his own crime. 

Poe, dragging Casteel along for what could have been a zany clip from the hit tv show “Cops” said Dan Rawls came out of his private business quickly, flailing his arms and asking what they were doing removing his private property, essentially stealing his property. George Poe with Janice Casteel commenting on the malay afterwards said that he thought he was going to shove Mrs Casteel when he exited his business. Shoving? Let’s trek back into the not to distant past and see the last time you saw someone stealing property near you Mr Poe. Let’s see the last time you saw private property being stolen you acted irrationally. You emptied a .380 clip over a lawnmower, chased the perpetrator  down and shot till you ran out of bullets while he crashed his vehicle trying to flee your wrath and District Attorney Steve Bebb let you go unscathed. Rawls didn’t and it never crossed his mind to use such violence but If Mr Rawls had followed your credo you and Mrs Casteel would have been loaded up in the back of a hearse, toes up and lying on ice in a local funeral home saying hello to Jesus.

Rawls exercised great restraint and clear judgement and chose not exercise his second amendment rights as you did.

Instead he gave you and Mrs Casteel a pass, which is his nature and instead opted to simply raise his voice asking what authority you had to remove signs from his private business. 

Poe and Casteel, on the scene were obviously a little confused as once again city officials think it’s within their power, within the City Charter and state constitution to take on the role of Code Enforcement officer pushing their will on it’s
Citizenry because they thought the message implied would embarrass them and shed a bad light on the Governor. Once again you are wrong in assuming you have more power than you do.

This is not the first incident in recent history that Cleveland City officials acted against the actions of citizens exercising their first amendment rights. 

If you remember, earlier this year Cleveland MayorTom Rowland started a manhunt for  citizens passing out fliers warning the public of the cities plan to destroy and demolish the homes of 300 or so in South Cleveland. This action by the Mayor spurred a potential lawsuit by citizens in Cleveland and resulted in public outcry to bridle the appointed King Rowland and his court from sending taxpaying citizens to prison for expressing disdain for the Mayors own growth plan. Requests for apologies were denied by these tyrants and the reign of terror continues.

The obvious is happening. Elected officials with too much power and an abundance of bad judgement within a good ole boy network are way comfortable restraining the rights of citizens. This must be stopped.

This buddy system and self absorbed power must be driven from town. The ballot box must be the answer. The old guard must be changed. It cannot lead us any longer. The citizenry has lost faith in it’s abilities. 

Please be on the alert and conscious of your surroundings. The posse in town seems to place the needs of a RINO Governor with a little cash over the rights of it’s people. The Haslam seems to bring out the worst in people, especially those that rely on his money bribes for favors.

What a sad day and time we live in.

Source of info:
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/jul/13/protest-signs-lead-to-uproar/?local

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2009/may/27/councilman-unlikely-be-charged-da-says/

Manchester Muslims take from leftist playbook, “when you have nothing else, call them racist.”

In Uncategorized on June 11, 2013 at 4:12 AM

Manchester Muslims take from leftist playbook, “when you have nothing else, call them racist.”

The seemingly docile, reserved appearance of the Muslim Diversity Acceptance delegation in Manchester has gone into attack mode in local media leaving any dignity in the hallway of the Manchester Convention Center. 

After failing to provide a viable argument as to why they should be given special rights while depriving others of their first amendment rights, they expectedly turn to the race card! Why not? Everyone else does.

Poorly delivered talking points and a piss poor depiction propaganda film was not enough to win over the crowd and persuade the attendees from giving up their first amendment rights. 

Their disgust grew as the evening waned on and a rather stoic submissive delegation turned cynical and even taunting those in attendance seeking constructive info from them, possibly a hint of radicalism surfacing as tension and resistance mounts, a dark cloud is rising above the meeting!

The objective of convincing the masses to play nice and adopt Sharia Law was a miserable failure and was observed in their mannerisms throughout the evening.

The plan to bypass the Constitution was dismantled by many freedom loving citizens, most from the great state of Tennessee and from neighboring states. 

Let me assure you this is not only a Manchester issue, this is an national issue. 

These attempts to shred the Constitution are not isolated to little Manchester Tennessee.

My question is why wasn’t our diverse crowd accepted by this delegation? Doesn’t the door swing both ways? Why would a peaceful political system resign to calling those that gathered racist? Is this not hate speech? Perhaps not. Perhaps so!

They are also denying that the purpose of the meeting was to somehow bridle social media posts and to keep you from making negative posts about political Islam. 

The Tullahoma News shared this from the beginning and made a point to highlight this in their column pre meeting. 

This delegation was hoping to buzz into town, whisper a little propaganda and then proceed with their freedom eliminating ways unchecked with an escort from the federal government.

What these Muslims Americans failed to recognize and managed to label  incorrectly was the fact that what they witnessed on June 4, 2013 was angry fed up Americans tired of seeing their Constitution being stepped on, shredded and disrespected, defending their rights.

This group saw first hand the resolve of the American people to
keep their country pure, acknowledging only the Constitution and the distinct freedoms that go with it.

In a desperate attempt to somehow seem superior, The Muslim Diversity delegation called the meeting akin to a KKK rally, an old fashioned KKK rally! That is original! Never heard that before! 

Really? “A KKK rally, an old fashioned KKK rally?”

Is that all you got? For real? I am pretty sure and confident this was not a  Klan rally!

And this brings me to a curious word picture.  How do they know what an old fashioned Klan rally looks like? 

Did they forget that these folks, although misguided, tacky and look horrible in hooded sheets have the same rights under the constitution to gather peacefully as their CAIR, OIC, AMAC  groups sponsored and supported by the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group. 

To say the KKK is disruptive and loud how do we label these terrorists groups loving and peaceful?

The  passion and spirit shown  in Manchester Tennessee is what has kept this country free for over 250 years. 

You just crossed over into and disgraced the blood line of many patriots who have given their life to prevent you from attempting exactly what you did this past week, circumventing the Constitution using the federal government as your shield.

You cant blame these “peaceful and loving” members of Islam for mislabeling such an event inside a free constitutional republic because they have no example of which to compare. 

The best example they have is in the many middle eastern countries where a gathering as large as this usually results in riots, deaths, hangings, beheadings, burnings and alot more shouting and disruption. So, I guess they expected the same.

It seems they were looking for that one event to sound the sirens to silence the majority. 

I believe they were a little dissappointed the evening went off without a single incident. 

Not a single recording of a law being broken. Not a single video with some sort incriminating sound bite, no violence whatsoever.

This left them with the old “go to solution, call them racist, that will sway public opinion and make us look shiny and bright!  Not!

You have gone to this bank a few hundred times too many and the race card is worn out and needing a rest. 

It is sad the diversity group went into non diversity mode on us but hey you gotta give it the ole college try. Right? After all, old habits die hard!

Let this be clear. The unmistakable fervor in the room you saw in Manchester is called fighting for our freedoms and standing against injustice, peacefully.

If this offends a Muslim and forces the race card, so be it. We were not asking for their acceptance when we we went into the room and we didn’t ask for it on the way out. We were demanding you leave our freedoms alone and asking you to
assimilate into our culture or simply leave our great country on your own accord. 

Why is it that we have to be the ones needing diversity training, why aren’t they attending a meeting to assimilate into our communities? I guess it would be too much to ask a Muslim to live like the rest of the 260 million or so Americans do! We coexist and it has worked pretty good so far, why can’t you? We are not asking you to give up your rights but you are mine! 

What they don’t realize is there is a push back in this country against attempts of the left to negatively change our country and a modern day revolution was indeed started in Manchester and it is spreading like wildfire across the nation and not just in Rutherford or Coffee County, the whole nation.

Americans are just about to meet their fill limit and are beginning to finally say “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!” 

Loving your country and speaking out to save it does not make those that attended the meeting racist, it makes them freedom loving Americans dead set on keeping it free. 

In the words of Braveheart as he pounced around on his horse before meeting the enemy while thrusting his fist in the air shouting,  “FREEDOM!!! FREEDOM!!!!”

This my friend is the rumbling you hear, this is a freedom yell, a defensive stance, a far cry from a KKK rally! 

Sensible Americans know this, your insensitivity and  irresponsible words delivered today shows your disdain for a civilized crowd that didn’t appease and bow to your wishes. You didnt get your way and now you cry racist. Poor pitiful you!

Id even go as far to call this a new form of hate speech…………Attorney Killian? FBI Agent Moore? Wanna enforce some Title 18 US Prosecutory Code? Here is you something to do? Did you hear what they called us? Yep racist! Shame on them! 

Don’t mess with the US!

We love her!

Source of info:
http://timesfreepress.com/news/2013/jun/09/muslim-group-says-meeting-was-hijacked/

Modern day revolution in Manchester TN, like our forefathers, sparked with outrage and passion

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2013 at 5:59 AM

Modern day revolution in Manchester TN, like our forefathers, sparked with outrage and passion

Looking back at the American Revolution John Adams concluded in 1818:

“The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people … This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution.”

The subtle yet constant hints of a modern day revolution are surfacing in the United States as the Federal Government seizes more control of the states and the communities within our constitutional republic. The push back by Citizens on an empirical government has begun.

The Constitution was written to protect us from a tyrannical government, not used to institute laws and opinions to restrain the people and limit freedoms for any special groups or sects of Americans, it is for us all. I have rights also!

Subtle uprisings as seen in Manchester Tennessee are popping up all over the country. Passion is running high and we are on the crest of a movement set on securing our future.

Still in it’s infancy the steady drumbeat of revolution is seeping into conscious thought as a way to overcome an empirical Washington, the elitist, loyalist or Tories if you will, to tighten control on the farmer, the peasant, the patriot.

On display enmasse last evening at the Manchester Convention Center was a group of well over a thousand patriots gathered in one room.  In this setting, I witnessed a clash of two different ideologies and political systems.

The overwhelming concern was the DOJ, FBI forbearing the rights of a majority over the rights of the minority, circumventing the current law for sharia law.

The overwhelming realization that we all have the same rights under the  Constitution but that right is being altered because an Islamic political system refuses to live within stated boundaries and create their own Sharia compliant culture with separate carved out rights for a specific group that  ignores others rights.  

There was a quick realization that our country is changing and the liberal left is leading the charge.

A tense evening has revealed the federal government is taking a stand and protecting their six, alongside political islam.

The DOJ, the FBI and a federal leftist led government are preparing to lead the charge against the constitution while limiting free speech and carving out a niche for a requesting minority despite the rumblings of millions in our nation. 

The seemingly simple request to indict, monitor, prosecute and imprison Americans for speaking out against political Islam on social media has sparked outrage in the state of Tennessee. 

Representing first hand accounts, I witnessed on June 4th, 2013, around the water cooler, in and around the convention center, I heard the following;  “Why are my civil rights being suspended because another sect of our populace refuses to assimilate and adopt the nations laws that have existed for well over 250 years  inside a constitutional republic?” “Why must we be the ones to suffer because they demand it?” “Are we not protected by the Constitution?”

The first shot, figuratively of course, was fired tonight  in Manchester TN as concerned patriots in droves took a stand for the Constitution that has been the glue that has kept this country free.

Reviews and commentary was mixed after the large event on our stand for freedom as the huge crowd filed out and worked their way back to their humble abodes. Were we well represented and was our message affected?

The leftist media response was predictable and expected. “They were loud, they were obnoxious, racists, rude to the speakers, disrespectful and downright near militant as hundreds of right wing extremists gather in Manchester TN!”

Most surprising to me was the evaluation of many within the Tea Party that showed reservation for views expressed inside the venue an their overall performance.

A modern day revolution was launched from this room and we failed to recognize it as that.

The silence in the aftermath at what was probably the greatest stand in many years by the Tea Party and we walk away disappointed? 

Social media and Tea Party groups have gone silent in the aftermath of the convention and for what reason?  Perhaps we have allowed the leftist media to dictate to you political correctness, damping the spark that could cause a flame to create change, DONT DO IT! 

This was a glorious night where, yes, people spoke up and were loud and some even obnoxious but this is passion folks! This is patriotism!  This is a peaceful rebellion! The revolution many talk about all the time just happened. The people spoke up! This is the outrage that has been missing for a while in this country. 

Sure I asked for silence a few times because I thought it was necessary for us to hear what they had to say. The night is what it was! 

An ideological revolution against tyranny! LET IT BE! 

I overheard messages on the way out such as “We have lost our way”, “our message has been distorted”, the “fringe in the room showed their arses”, “we should have remained silent and we would have been more effective”, “the media will spin this as a bad thing.” NO!  We have found a common message and tapped into a vein that could fuel change. Does anyone remember the Occupy Wall Street embarrassment recently? This group tonight, tame by comparison, peacefully assembled and somehow the OWS guys seemingly get a leftist pass and our loud voices condemned. This is purposeful folks! Shame them into silence and they will shut up and go away!  Silent servitude never changed a country!

In all the perceived discord a memory of our not to distant past has been forgotten and a comparison of modern day patriots
to the warriors of the past was not drawn or just momentarily forgotten in our search to remain politically correct.

The evening was very mild if you compare it to the last American Revolution where burning houses, murder, tar and feathering were the routine for a nation of patriots trying to break free from a emperial tyrannical British government.

No arrests were made last evening, hundreds of people peaceably assembled in the scorching heat, provided taunts and insults toward a population that refuses to assimilate into American Culture yet demand change as part of their existence and yet  noone was tarred and feathered, no militia raids or charges on strongholds made. 

Objection to a litany of admiration for the Department of Justice, FBI and the federal government overreaching and offering “protection” for political Islam while issuing warnings to those Americans that do not comply to their requests while receiving biased treatment in front of freedom loving citizens is enough to spark outrage in any freedom loving patriot.

Remember, the media and this opposing political system system wanted to see a fight! They wanted a citizen to get out of line completely and the incident videoed and broadcasted for all the world to see. That did not happen, because tremendous restraint was exercised. Voicing discontent, raising your hands in the air and disrupting a meeting is not the nail that buries a movement. Please guys, I watched an OWS guy defecate on a police car, widespread drug use, rape and attempted murder last summer and somehow we view that as “they were upset an misunderstood!”  

We left the Manchester Convention Center, police cars clean, the women respected and drug or alcohol free, even singing and praying on occasion. The Convention hall was left in pretty good shape by comparison, no arrests, to my knowledge, no one was murdered, raped or tarred. Gosh! No one expected this from the Tea Party? Please! we have a track record for five years and so far not a single incident of disobedience unless you consider yelling in a room unlawful! This is not how we roll!

You did see the mood shift near intermission as the police and secret service flocked to the corners of the room near the halfway point and call off the intermission over “safety concerns and heightened tensions!” 

This was purposeful as if a
little drama would elicit a response requiring intervention. Even this was a failed attempt to evoke some “poor redneck” to act
out!  

Much to the event holders chagrin, the very large passionate group gathered outside for some old timey passionate rallying and chest thumping, filed in and out very orderly, grabbed some chips and spicy salsa and some lemonade, then filed outside for another hour of speeches and evaluation and nothing reportable happened! Let me add once again, NO REPORTED EVENTS! Not a single arrest! 

Loud and obnoxious, if you saw it that way, perhaps but not against the law or the constitution. NO laws broken!!! This is something to be proud of!  

Passion is needed today in this world of passiveness. You wanted someone to speak up and act and exercise their freedom of speech, you got it tonight, the right way! Now embrace it.

The night was not all fueled by the jeers in the room from the patriotic crowd. The opposing side had a game plan too. 

The plan as I viewed it initially was for AMAC, OIC and the DOJ to appear as solemn, quiet and hushed  victims. 

The subdued atmosphere with a bowed chin and quiet demeanor, perhaps a reflection of their culture, but it was very obvious. The line of demarcation was being drawn! The itended road map route changed as many speakers became intolerant and reactive to some of the loud objections. The tone changed from somber to snarky, mean spirited, challenging and condescending as the nerves of the speakers became frazzled.

At one point, while viewing an obviously propaganda style 15 to 20 minute video that displayed dissent in the public around Murfreesboro over the recent building of the mosque depicting objectors to the mosque as white, poor, disheveled and redneck. 

Many in the room yelled “PROPAGANDA” and “TAQIYAH!!! The crowd was sarcastically challenged by the speaker as she raised her voice and said ” you are using words you don’t even understand.”

Another challenge came when one of the speakers said her family was eighth generation American after shouting down an attendee who said they were from six generations of Americans. She quickly countered with ” I was born and raised right here on Monteat Mountain” at which time the crowd shouted it’s “Monteagle Mountain!”

AG Killian took the podium and was met with stiff opposition when he started singing the praises of his “boss” AG Eric Holder. At this point he was in my opinion,rightfully set back with taunts especially after the recent displays of injustice displayed by “his boss” in light of the recent Benghazi, Fast and Furious, EPA, IRS and AP reporter scandals.

FBI Agent Moore while approaching the podium hearing the taunts and jeers regarding AG Holder stepped to the podium and shouted “Attorney General Eric Holder” and when boos rang out again he quickly and condescendingly chuckled and said “I just wanted to get out of the way ahead of time!”

He also went on to say after making some comments about social websites and the surveillance they are doing on it, countered defensively and laughingly said “if its on the Internet it must be true.”

Another speaker while giving a set of statistics only referencing a few Christian on Muslim violence cases refused to divulge the obvious 400 murders per day around the world of Islam murdering Christians every day and this was obvious to the throng of objectors. 

While reading the demographics she would over accenuate and raise her voice to say the word “white” often taunting more objection from the assembly.

Sure the evening was tense and at times a little loud and spirited but what American that values their freedom wouldn’t be? 

The mix of religion, politics, freedom, objections from the right and left caused quite a stir but has has left many in every community thinking about what is happening to our country and has caused many to speak up and come to her rescue.

Everything did not go without controversy, nor should you have expected it to do so. Doing so would mean we were mindless drones in a time warp.

Allow me to repeat loud and boisterous! The criticism of these patriots does not warrant counting out these great citizens as extremists or racists. This group showed up in mass tonight in support of their country and constitution and fought for it! Shame to you if you think otherwise!

If you were offended then you probably have not been engaged in the fight! The fight for freedom is tense and is worth fighting for. As my daddy used to say or some version thereof, ” If the dog cant hunt, stay on the porch and watch! 

The Main Stream Media will do what they are prompted to do by their Commander in Chief and depict this as a negative. I have simply chosen to make this a positive. 

For the last five years we have advocated for the “sheep to awaken from the sleep!” Well, that happened tonight and I in no way will discredit this very well orchestrated event where most everyone was on their best behavior in spite of the fact that we are about to lose our country to the left!  In my humble opinion, the Manchester TN revolution was a success.

A revolution as necessary as this one cannot be condemned. The table was set with many agendas and the purpose of this meeting was derailed and a strong message sent! Mess with our country, our rights and our
Constitution and you will surely meet the wrath of a peaceful, albeit, raucous rebellion. 

An ideological rebellion with a peaceful and non violent end is the preferred route. We don’t need the masses to approve to make our point. Three percent snagged our country out of the hands of the left with our might in the past and it can be done again.

I believe a strong message without violence can create the change we want. Knowledge, facts, social media and truth can win this war. If shouting upsets you then I request you to reevaluate where you stand in this rebellion! 

The peaceful rebellion has only begun.

I leave you with this quote from the link below:

Many Loyalists (the left) realized that independence was bound to come eventually, but they were fearful that revolution might lead to anarchy, tyranny or mob rule. 

In contrast, the prevailing attitude among Patriots, who made systematic efforts to use mob violence in a controlled manner, was a desire to seize the initiative. 

An author once wrote that Loyalists, (the British emperialists) were pessimists who lacked the confidence in the future displayed by the Patriot  

http://www.oldsouthmeetinghouse.org/osmh_123456789files/protest_and_revolution.aspx

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution

HR 347- Free speech now a felony in DC as in Cleveland TN?

In Government on August 2, 2012 at 11:14 AM

HR 347 will empower federal agents to arrest and bring felony criminal charges against citizens engaged in political protests anywhere in the USA. If there is a secret service agent assigned and the person they are protecting states they do not want to be involved in a protest, those persons at the discretion of the secret service may arrest them and face felony charges. In DC, Congress voted without much fanfare or news coverage 399 to 3.

Fast forward to Cleveland Tennessee and basically the same trend continues where it’s Mayor attempted to quash free speech by a 7 to 0 resolution vote. Mayor Tom Rowland and his council declared on June 18th, 2012 to have citizens hunted down, exposed and arrested because he did not agree with residents who were passing out flyers in the downtown area warning of 300 homes being demolished and redeveloped. To date, the Cleveland City Council resolution still stands and there are no signs of any chance of it being reversed although many requests by citizens have been made.

http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/19035283/article-City-is-critical-of-flier-claims?instance=homethirdleft

https://bradleycountynews.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/flyer-propaganda-prompts-cleveland-mayor-to-order-investigation-on-citizen-exercising-free-speech/

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America reads as follows:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Three areas that are now not protected by the Constitution that once were:

1) free speech
2) right to peacefully assemble
3) right to redress government

At 7:03pm ET on Tuesday, 28 February 2012, our 112th Congress violated this covenant with the American people by voting 399 to 3 in favor of H.R. 347, a bill which easily made its way through the Senate with a near unanimous vote and now lacks only the fake President Barack Obama’s signature to become law. The three patriots who voted Nay were Paul Broun (R-GA-10), Justin Amash (R-MI-3) and Ron Paul (R-TX-14). The traitors who voted Yea are listed here:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2011-149

You are mistaken to think that our rights are not being taken away by this President and the governments that support him. We have crossed that line of demarcation, many have been close but it has always seemed that no politician wanted to cross that line of being the one that ignores the constitution. Today as in the case of Mayor Tom Rowland, 7 councilmen and 399 Congressmen across the US it seems like a regular occurrence and for the most part we do nothing about it or even know about it.

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Eerily titled the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act” and referred to by our leftist media as a “non-controversial bill”, a more appropriate name for this bill should be the “First Amendment Rights Eradication Act”. As Representative Justin Amash has been quoted as saying.

“Current law (dated from 1971) makes it illegal to enter or remain in an area where certain government officials (more particularly, those with Secret Service protection) will be visiting temporarily if and only if the person knows it’s illegal to enter the restricted area but does so anyway. [H.R. 347] expands current law to make it a crime to enter or remain in an area where an official is visiting even if the person does not know it’s illegal to be in that area and has no reason to suspect it’s illegal… [And to] show you the extent to which the public is misled and misinformed about the legislation we are voting on, read one prominent media outlet’s coverage of the same bill: http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/212873-house-approves-white-house-trespass-bill-sends-to-obama The report mischaracterizes not only current law but also the changes proposed by the bill.”

The full text of H.R. 347 is available here:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h112-347

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7SGWH3kirzg&vq=medium

A source for some of the info above is from this site and I encourage you to visit often:

http://open.salon.com/blog/watchingfrogsboil/2012/03/01/outlawing_occupy_hr_347_makes_free_speech_a_felony

Community gives growth plan thumbs down, police called, tyranny reigns in Bradley County!

In Agenda 21, Government on March 20, 2012 at 7:24 AM

As I stood watching the endless line of bureaucrats file into the Cleveland Bradley Public Library with the familiar easel, rolled up maps, worn out suits and clip boards listening to the steady beat of size 12 leather hills tapping the library granite corridor floor like a desperate prisoner chiseling his way out of prison! Perhaps this was none of the above and it was simply the melodious thump of a well orchestrated drum line! I couldn’t help but sense a sinister coup was in full operation mode while unknowingly the ill-informed citizen lurks outside, quietly foiling their lonely existence. We were about to see the covert operation unfold right before our eyes. I was there and no one invited me!

I soon realized that the fate of our county was being handed to these bureaucrats of a greater scheme! One thing that was overwhelmingly missing from that long line of mostly self-appointed dignitaries was that there were only a few, if any “regular, Joe Schmo citizens” filing into the room!

They all say “well, I am a citizen too!”, “right?” Of course you are, but a citizen that has either been appointed to a board, a commission, a review panel or a growth panel yielding influence or persuasion about a multi billion dollar project no longer qualifies you as a “regular citizen” that is not connected to the steam roller that is running over the people and taking away their rights! Sorry, but that is how we roll! If you are on one of the many numerous boards or commissions that yield the opinion or vote, your presence in the room no longer qualified you as an unbiased citizen. I saw 3 and I was 1!

If not for a very alert informant, we could have missed this potential consensus party! Had the two other citizens not been informed when we were this would have been one big communal love fest orgy of planners and bureaucrats yielding their proverbial wands to each other for the ultimate compliment and certain approval!

Can you imagine how one-sided this meeting could have gone and been accepted if those darn citizens hadn’t gotten in the way and raised legitimate questions about property rights and our sovereignty? Whew!

I was a little hurt that I didn’t get a formal invite or email notification about this party! But hey, I’ve been left off invitation lists before! There was this one time while in DC Ronald Reagan left me off the guest list, never mind! Wasted trip, another blog! But you get the drift!

I am now the red-haired step child of the local leftist Socialistic, Democratic planning movement! You know, that guy with no date to the prom, sorta shy and not quite cute enough to score the prom queen, ok, lets save that for another blog too! I have been saying that alot lately! Maybe, I am under the spell of the planners in BC! Oh well, save that one………..for another…… Oh you know……..blog!

I guess when you invite a regular concerned citizen, you might get a few questions asked and God forbid that happen when consensus is trying to be obtained! How better to gain consensus than to make sure no citizens were at this perceived public meeting! Silly me! Maybe my expectations were too high! I consider myself a pretty alert and informed kinda guy! I was left out of the plans! I was left out! Wait! Dejavu! Prom all ov er again! You know that potential night with high expectations that is one unanswered proposal from wearing a tux, a bow tie and a silly grin with deteriorating lamb skin rotting away inside his wallet! They disguised this one well! They hid this one well!

They were almost successful pulling this meeting off without one uninvolved citizen that wouldn’t benefit from the implementation of this growth plan!

I strolled in behind the only other two citizens Karen and Dan and we sat among the modest crowd of Bradley County “Elite!” You know those people that only their momma could love! That was a joke! I can hear now ” and that Blogger called me ugly too!”

Meeting the other two citizens in the room was brief and we went to meeting the other “decision makers!” Lets see to look around the room. There is Commissioners Mel, Woods, Caywood, Rominger, Greg Dale and his associates, Mayor of Charleston, the usual group of Chamber of Commerce rulers, planners galore, old, young, past and present and in between, various suits with Clarion clipboards, Emily, chairmen of the planning commission, wives and girlfriends of those people, oh yeah and don’t forget the old grey haired lady on the front row that has the police on speed dial who happens to be on one of the planning commissions! (that’s another story for another blog) but you see the plan!

Notify every one but the people that will be affected by the plan who will ultimately be footing the bill with their hard earned tax dollars were in the room or so it seemed!

0915 approached and the crowd of 40 to 50 fully involved citizens filed to their seats! The intros were short and the slides were popping!

After a brief introduction by Greg Dale of consultants McBride Dale and Clarion he handed it off to his able bodied comrade, Emily!

The very first slide, reportedly, a compilation of the top desires of the different breakout tables from the last meeting on January 30th! You know, those things that concerned citizens would like to hear more about! Property rights, impending plan costs, not implementing the growth plan, new taxes! Those things that concerns the everyday struggling citizen!

Transportation!

Transportation?

Not having to drive your car everywhere, getting a bicycle and riding everywhere! More Greenways! Putting all of our house on a pin head and have your bank, grocery store dry cleaners and everything at the bottom of your high rise so we can cut down on Green house gases, electric outlets for electric car? Does this sound like something brought up by the concerned citizens of Bradley County! Give me a break!!! This is from a planners playbook and a cookie cutter recipe that is shown by our consultants all over the United States! There was no “new slide” made up for just Bradley County! I would bet and I bet there are slide presentations out there with the exact same things on it from the exact same consultant!

Infrastructure?

Sewers?

Quality of life?

The list went on and on! The crowd was complicit and the speaker lulling us into a deep sleep of acceptance, the planners drool was now pasted onto my shirt. The subliminal messages were streaming from the speaker system, the fresh scent of brewing coffee now lingered over the doughnuts in the back of the room. A complete whitewash, a steady current of blah blah blah was now all I could hear and the crowd of dignitaries were proud of the work their consultants had done on compiling the data!

What about property rights? Sleepy heads and partially confused men turned to me as if I had just awakened them! What about our property rights? A huge component was missing on your compiled data? Tables 7, 8 and 9 were all very concerned about property rights and not a single mention of it on your slides? Eminent domain, tearing down buildings, new land use regulations, building codes, cost, new taxes, decreasing urban sprawl, firing the consultants, devising our own plan, promoting the free market. Those are the things we were concerned about and none of them got in the board! Why not?

Mr Dale speaks up and gently nudges the speaker back as she is more or less yelling and very confrontational at this point!

Property rights! We are concerned about property rights. We will be putting together more data with that information in it! I essence, he told me these were manufactured cookie cutter slides and we didn’t put them on a new slide because frankly we only want to show you what we want you to see and take your half million or more fee to blow smoke right up your behinds!

Every slide was presented as if it was the first time the room had heard it! The speaker became more and more agitated ad the presentation went on and the questions kept pouring in!

At one point, Mr Dale, said to the 3 citizens in the room “are you going to let this meeting go on or are you going to keep asking questions?” The immediate response was “uh NO, we have questions!” Commissioner Caywood, much like Commissioner Woods in the last meeting chimed in against the people asking legitimate questions, he pipes in and says and I paraphrase “I came here to learn about this, I have a family, a business and I’m giving of my time to be here so citizens with legit questions, shut the heck up!” he went on to sat “Majority rules in America, in a democracy!” Let me correct you here Mr Caywood, Majority does rule in a democracy, but we are a Republic and every vote counts! We are not yet a colony once again under the rule of kings, close but not yet! Commissioner Woods, was silent this round of tyranny and attempts at squashing our first amendment rights! Somebody must have read her the constitution, you know the part where we can challenge our government to make sure they don’t get too big for their britches! Restraint is a good fit Commissioner, shows maturity!

The spirited banter intensified and just as our founding fathers began to smile, just like clock work, the partially blonde/grey haired old lady, just as the last time steps out into the hallway and fires up her cell phone and calls for police backup because the three unwelcome guests were “gettin rowdy!” The full court press to squelch the voice of the people was on and the “people were bobbing and weaving to counter the proverbial punch of a government run amuck!

Two policemen follow her into the room and she sits beside the familiar man just as before with a Cheshire grin that could have taken on the trophy for her kennel! Success! Escort them out please! They have spoken and we all know commoners don’t dare speak in the presence of royalty! Bow to me young man and your two disobedient and irreverent scribes! Fetch my coat, I must relieve myself of these swine!

The funny thing about calling the police and she soon realized was, they are and have been on the side of the people. This is constitutionally what a sherrif and his deputies are sworn to do

Fortunately, at least most of them are here to serve and protect the peoples rights! They tell me as I sauntered to the back of the room, ” We are not going to arrest anyone that challenges or asks questions of an elected official or appointed board in a public meeting!” They think it is hilarious that our local government wants to squash it’s peoples rights! The Sherrifs in this town have made it no secret that they are here to serve and protect the people, not be a strong arm for the representatives of government or the selfish desires of an old woman! Whatever this woman is trying to do here, this is not Chicago or DC! We are well represented by our law officers and they are watching out for our well being!

Old lady do as you please, it is your right to be tyrannical , but remember in America at least for now, is not against the law! The Constitution still gives me the right to peacefully address my government and hold them accountable for their actions! So lay off the 911 calls for dignity sakes! It makes you look so pretentious and smug!

As I said clearly in the meeting, I respect the uniform and the position, but I do not fear standing up and speaking up in a public meeting!

Public facilities?

Did I go to the same meeting? The meeting I went to was so bombarded with citizen concerns that they hardly had time to discuss any of the plans! Some of my high faluting friends tell me this is what you call a fix! Consensus! Where you stay on course regardless of the questions and concerns, then it looks like everyone is in agreement!

For real? Public facilities, bathrooms and a Tom Rowland Convention Center is the most pressing thing on the table? Really? We are paying these consultants to tell me the same thing they tell every community! In fact when I asked Greg Dale this question he said and again I’m paraphrasing, he said that many communities have the same concerns, thats why all these sound the same from community to community!

We have just called you out on your same old outdated slides and you want me to buy your spill and let you implement a growth plan that will tax me well into the next century and burden my great grand children! Are you kidding me?

The meeting came to a sudden halt and once again we were broken off into 3 groups and discussed bringing everyone into our Urban Growth boundary and decrease sprawl in the rural areas, give everybody a bike and tell them to walk on the greenway under the guidance of the EPA, HUD, UN and the
DOT!

The meeting like the others did not meet consensus or even get close! The meeting from my observation was a failure! We have a plan for growth that is being poorly presented by consultants that are highly overpaid and have a very sinister under belly to them! We have reporters on this issue and we are collaborating some very disturbing trends!

What we have here is big government trying to get bigger! We have our taxes going up as a result! We have a few in government who are overreaching in their powers!

A citizenry that is being bypassed by a group of bureaucrats that feel they know better and are being briskly tugged by the almighty dollar in the form of multiple federal grants!

We are doomed and we have the deck stacked against us! The people’s voice in Bradley County is no longer! The republic and what it stands for is diminishing by the assistane of planners in a very finance rich environment that are using the crutches of government to fulfill their edicts from DC!

It is a sad day for our country! Our representative form of government is the ruling word in our world. The hell with the people! They are just in the way?

Our founding fathers laid out the framework, the people enforce the constitution and government resets it’s own set of rules and yet tyranny prevails!

I’ll save this next thought for another blog!

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