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Nashville: Office of New Americans hires Director to train immigrants to become leaders in community

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2016 at 9:23 AM

Nashville: Office of New Americans hires Director to train immigrants to become leaders in community.

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The Office of New Americans has recently celebrated its first birthday and has a new Director.

The Mayor of Nashville Meagan Barry has hired Vanessa Lazon, a Peruvian born immigrant who came to the Nashville area and attended Glenville High School.
Excerpt from the Nashville Post,

“Nashville is a stronger city because of the many different cultures and communities that come together to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all,” said Mayor Barry. “Vanessa will play an important role in creating a stronger bond between our government and the many immigrant and refugee communities that strengthen the fabric of our city.”

“The Office of New Americans will be a part of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods and Community Engagement and will serve to fulfill their joint mission of amplifying the voices of all Nashvillians in the governing process.”

It’s sorta like a government welcome center for illegal and legal immigrants. A place that cuts through all the red tape and makes it easier for the foreign born immigrants to get a foot hold in the community and become leaders in our community.

Please watch this video for more details:

Lazon has been very busy with projects to allow immigrants to be included in the day to day activities in and around Nashville encouraging them to be leaders in our community.
The MyCity Academy has recently graduated 30 new immigrants from the program. This program takes foreign-born people and immerses them in everything Nashville.
“They get to learn basics of Nashville history, recycling water, Metro services, all kinds of stuff that is helpful when you come from another country,” said Lazon. “Some of those things aren’t on your radar.”

“Then they are able to become leaders of their respective communities.”
The second program is the Parent Ambassador Program where 20 foreign parents are acclimated into Metro schools to help new foreign parents.

The third role is to help individuals who need a lawyer to help finalize their citizenship.

“It’s important, she says. That safety for family and being a permanent resident provides (them) more chances to go to work,” said Lazon.

“We are all in this together and we are working together,” said Lazon. “You benefit, I benefit, we all benefit. It’s not you versus them or us versus them.”

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry had this to say about all the excitement of new foreign born immigrants coming to our area,

“Our Islamic community makes us stronger and better, too. We are proud to be a city where Muslims can live and work, a city where Muslims can play and pray, a city where Muslims can start families and start businesses.

With nearly 80 new foreign immigrants moving to downtown Nashville every day and nearly 30,000 per year you are obviously going to need a government welcome center in place to accommodate this many people.

Nashville has about 76,000 new immigrants, about 12 percent of the total population. You can drive down about any Nashville road and see the influence of immigrants on the downtown area.

You can see signs for Little Turkistan, Little Mexico and many other ethnic billboards introducing new businesses, enclaves and communities separate from the usual climate, where many do not assimilate.

It is estimated that 90 percent of these immigrants are on welfare for an extended period or for life. This begs you to ask where will the breaking point be for our state. With 30,000 plus immigrants being coerced to our area every year, when will the money run out or become a serious burden on the taxpayer.

With Mayor Meagan Barry at the helm and other spiritual leaders such as Rev. Judy Cummings, senior pastor at the New Covenant Christian Church; Rabbi Mark Schiftan of the Temple Congregation Ohabai Sholom; Nashville attorneys Abby Rubenfeld and Gregg Ramos; as well as human relations commissioners Samar Ali and Aisha Lbhalla and several Metro Councilmen working hard to accommodate all these foreign born immigrants, you can see that eventually the city will need some financial assistance very soon to finance this venture.

I have currently been unable to access any information as to the cost of these programs or the budget numbers for these newly formed departments. Perhaps a loyal reader has those numbers or access to them

I am fairly confident that Governor Bill Haslam has the numbers, he just needs to release them.

This has his fingerprints all over it!

Sources of information:

Please visit their sites frequently and support them with your time and efforts.

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2015/12/15/metro-gives-statement-solidarity-muslims/77381734/

https://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/tennessee-nashville-opens-office-of-new-americans-to-help-muslims-illegal-invaders/

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Arriving UN Refugees from Syria will have devastating impact on Tennessee, US

In Uncategorized on March 3, 2015 at 10:05 AM

Arriving UN Refugees from Syria will have devastating impact on Tennessee, US

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Tennesseeans and the US are preparing for another huge onslaught of Islamist refugees from Syria, Iraq and Somalia.

This dump of UN refugees from the Middle East will pour into 180 cities in 49 states across America with Chattanooga, Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis taking the lions share for Tennessee in 2015. This will wreak havoc on our cultural and economical health in our states.

It’s estimated there are 1.3 to 3 million refugees and family members waiting to seek refuge into the United States with an assist from the United Nations as part of the UN Refugee Resettlement Program.

Last year 70,000 people made their way into our country from the Middle East as part of the UN Program. Hundreds of thousands have already entered the US since 9/11/01.  

It is estimated that 600,000 or so refugees are “almost ready to go” from Syria in UN Refugee Settlement Camps today.

To add insult to injury there is another less known program that will create even more flow of refugees into our states and communities from overseas.

The UN Refugee Family Reunification program gives new refugees the vehicle, once established in your community,to invite their family members to the USA on the taxpayers dime with the same status and benefits given their refugee family members.

These two programs alone will provide the vehicle for millions more to enter our country, our state and our communities in the coming years, beginning now.

The US Government has been the biggest sponsor of all nations to accept refugees from muslim countries to include Iraq, Somalia and The Democratic Republic of Congo.The next huge rush of Syrian refugees is expected in the remaining months of 2015.

Not many people are aware that resettlement, ie, immigration is one of two common tactics being used to conquer the west and establish Islamic dominance in the world. One is Jihad or Holy War, the other is Al Hijra, the Islamic doctrine of conquest through immigration.

It’s about the numbers, procreating, establishing communities and changing the environment around them to advance Sharia Law, Islamic doctrine with separate civil protection apart from the Constitution in our free country. It’s definitely an interesting concept worth considering in light of the huge amounts of refugees preparing to enter our communities, Al Hijra. Why should this concern me?

The State Department in summarizing their stance on these refugees and their families said  “They are cleared for refugee status by the U.N. high commissioner on refugees (UNHCR), who assigns them to various countries. Once granted refugee status by the U.N. they are screened by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for any ties to terrorist organizations.” Remember, the US Department of Homeland Security has said there is no threat from Islamic Terrorists on the US but the FBI conflicted that statement when it clarified that Islamic Terrorism in the US is our number one threat. 

Also note, that Mohammed Ebiary, the Top US officer of the Department of Homeland Security has recently tweeted that the United States is an Islamic Country. He has been rumored to be linked with the Muslim Brother and makes you wander who is being protected by DHS.

In February 2014 according to WND.com, stunningly, “the State Department moved to ease the rules that protect the U.S. from accepting refugees with potential ties to terrorist organizations. The rules were seen as “too strict” by the refugee-resettlement groups that lobby Congress and the administration to continuously let in more Muslims from the war-torn Middle East.” This will put the citizens of the US in harms way. The “softening” of screening rules will allow many more Islamic extremists already radicalized to enter the US and should make us loudly skeptical of thes refugees.

The State Department has made it clear that the 9,000 or so far entering the US in the early months of 2015 will not be the end, many more will follow.

According to the State Department “The United States accepts the majority of all UNHCR referrals from around the world. Last year, we reached our goal of resettling nearly 70,000 refugees from nearly 70 countries (2014)”

“We plan to lead in resettling Syrians as well,”  “We are receiving roughly a thousand new ones each month, and we expect admissions from Syria to surge in 2015 and beyond.”

“Once refugees get to the United States they are placed on a fast track to citizenship and are able to get their extended families to join them in the states under the government’s reunification program”

State Department spokesperson Marie Arf, recently said “Obviously, we have several thousand in the pipeline, and that number will continue to go up.”

In the last few years, residents of Tennessee have seen large concentrations of Muslims inserted into and around our communities. They have not assimilated into our culture but instead have isolated themselves into many differing communities, many with ties to Islamic terrorist organizations. 

They are networking very well with established terrorist already in the US. The Terror Camps in differing states are providing an opportunity to travel pretty much unnoticed and off the grid from state to state to assemble this push toward jihad and Al Hijra.

This terrorist network is functioning at a very high level preumably well under the radar of the FBI, the CIA, State Department and DHS. Tennesseans and all of America is in great danger.

A great percentage of these refugees will enter the system and immediately receive free healthcare, welfare programs, housing, classes and food allowances all coordinated by mostly Catholic resettlement charities. A few within the established terrorist camps in the US have been arrested for welfare and food stamp fraud in the recent past.

Once their families arrive the same handouts are extended to them on the US Governments dole and the taxpayers dime. As many as 90 percent of the money coming into these charities in the business of resettling are from federal grants. This gives them accountability for what they do with the money and they should expect criticism if that money is used unwisely. 

I have chosen to look at the local impact on Tennessee since a large number of my readers are from this area. Keep in mind these numbers will be duplicated in 180 cities in nearly every state in the US. (See link below for resettlement plan by state and city below)

Let’s look at the numbers: These numbers were formulated on State department, UN Settlement and DHS estimates and represent averages. I could not find an exact amount ahead of this movement but one thing is for sure, many will come and many are waiting.

TENNESSEE Designated resettlement target cities:

Chattanooga
Nashville
Knoxville
Memphis

It is known that 70,000 entered the US last year. That was about 450 refugees for every participating city and about 1,500 per state in 2014. These numbers alone have led to many negatives on our state and the Islamic influence felt in our state. First amendment issues have been challenged, seperate laws, crime rates, child endangerment, child sex crimes have increased with the migration of largely Somali immigrants in Nashville in recent years. Separate rules and preferred treatment treatment have been applied to Muslim populations relocating to our state with DOJ protection. This should not be happening in America and more immigrants resettling will only make a bad situation worse.

Sources reveal that an estimated 3 million or so could migrate to the US when it is all said and done. The per average share of refugees per city and state will skyrocket tremendously regardless of the specific exact number.

In one year the 450 refugees per community could skyrocket to 17,000 per community and about 70,000 per state based on State Department projections for Tennessee alone.

Every job that is available will be consumed quickly. The Government via the taxpayers will be called upon to provide food stamps, daycare, vouchers, school costs, disability and insurance to every refugee and their family members. Can you picture the change in our communities with millions of devout unwavering Muslims entering our communities with little or no intent to be American, clinging tightly to their own ideological political system with a religious tag, refusing to assimilate into our country?

Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis will receive the lions share of Tennessee’s refugees. 72,000 Islamic refugees or so entering our state and community will weaken, not strengthen it.

This will plunge us into economic and cultural chaos. I believe this is purposeful and our president is dismantling our nation and fundamentally changing it’s course toward this impending disaster. 

The up surge of Islamists I believe is purposeful and it will eventually suck every bit of life out of our country. This is a solid plan. It is only a matter of time before the total transformation will take place, the seed is being planted, Al Hirij in action, Jihad is pending.

Once these seeds of refugees take place and begin to grow exponentially we will no longer be positioned to save ourselves or turn back. 

Those thousands will become millions, will become 10s of millions will become 100s of millions. The Hope and Change directive will be complete. Americas deathnail has been hammered. Mark my word. Unless we stand up and quickly this will be our final demise. Islamic domination of our country is not safe or viable.

Terrorist sleeper cells and Lone Wolf participants will abound, thrive and flourish under this resettlement program. Americans are asleep on this issue and many are not seeing the greater picture. 

This resettlement project will result in the downfall of our great nation. Look across the river at Australia and Great Britain for a glimpse of our future. 

Sources of info:

http://www.wrapsnet.org/Portals/1/Affiliate%20Directory%20Posting/FY%202014%20Affiliate%20Directory/05Dec14_Public%20Affiliate%20directory.pdf

http://m.state.gov/md234855.htm

https://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/obama-and-u-n-to-start-bringing-9000-syrian-muslims-to-u-s-in-2015/

http://allenbwest.com/2014/06/top-homeland-security-adviser-says-america-islamic-country/

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141204001506-163605418-list-of-contractors-that-the-church-uses-to-bring-asylum-and-refugee

http://mobile.wnd.com/2014/09/u-n-to-dump-flood-of-muslim-refugees-on-u-s/

Part 1  in this series: Please read and pass along.

https://bradleycountynews.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/tennessee-terror-camps-well-positioned-to-strike-key-cities/

Part 2:

https://bradleycountynews.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/us-and-tn-terrorist-camps-have-launched-jihad-prepare-for-future-attacks/

Part 3:

https://bradleycountynews.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/sheikh-gilani-video-unveils-plan-to-destroy-america-from-camps/

*** A personal note to my wonderful, devoted readers and subscribers approaching 500,000 strong.

As with all my posts, these are my opinions based on hours of research and a collection of facts. These opinions are just that, opinions and they should be viewed as just that, an opinion. 

This blog was started as a way to inform. It’s therapy for me, an avenue to vent, a way to inform others when the mainstream media will not. So please continue to enjoy. 

Please feel free to criticize and critique, this is America and for now we still have the first amendment and the ability to express ourselves and redress our government.

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Tennessee terrorist camps well positioned to strike key cities

In Uncategorized on February 15, 2015 at 9:08 AM

Tennessee terrorist camps well positioned to strike key cities

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Two possibly three terrorist camps have been discovered in Dover, Paris and Shelbyville TN.

The three camps in TN are intertwined with a string of other camps, some say as many as 37, scattered throughout rural America, maybe more.

Muslims of America claim 107 business entities or charities in America according to the IRS, which leads one to think many more terrorist camps are on the way or are yet to be discovered.

The camps have a common theme. They are  linked to one person, one terrorist group. They are a tight network tied to Sheikh Mubarrack Al Gilani, Muslims of America and Jamaat Al Fukra.

Gilani has know associations to Al-Qaeda.

He has also trained jihadists to fight against the Soviets in Afghanistan during the 1980s.

Gilani attended a 1993 jihadist conference in Sudan along with members of Hamas, Hezbollah and Osama bin Laden himself.

You may have heard of Gilani because of his close association to the murder of an American journalist Daniel Pearl. After investigating US terrorist camps Pearl was invited by Sheikh Gilani to interview him in Pakistan. On his way to the interview with Gilani in 2002 he was brutally murdered. The sheikh denies any involvement in Pearl’s killing. This is the person in charge of all the known terrorist training camps in the USA and up to 3 camps in Tennessee. This terrorist Sheikh has reportedly made many trips to TN to “break bread” with his camp leaders.

Gilani runs the group from Lahore, Pakistan. He is also a former member of the Pakistani military.His father was one of the founding fathers of Pakistan and he has great connections to Pakistani intelligence, the ISI.

Gilani is the founder of Muslims of America which serves as a cash cow for Gilani and Jamaat Al-Fuqra. Gilani runs all these camps in America and Canada. Individual “Captains” run each of the camps. 

Each member of MOA/Jamaat Al Fuqra is required to send 30 percent of their income to Gilani.  Each Captain reports directly to Gilani and funnels up that 30 percent to him with frequent trips to Pakistan to deliver the money. The FBI is aware of these happenings and are reportedly watching these activities.

Much of this money in Tennessee is federal or state money that comes from food stamps, unemployment or disability income collected from camp members. Reportedly very few work in these camps as evidenced by even fewer IRS claims from these addresses. Most are on the governments teat and are sending great portions of their taxpayer subsidized incomes to
Pakistan to fund terrorism. This must stop.

This money has been tracked to Sheikh Gilani and then dispersed to the Taliban and other terrorist groups around the world and no one to date has offered to stop this funding of terrorist groups.

Muslims of America also known as Soldiers of Allah  compounds are filled with ex-cons from rough backgrounds. Many black Americans converted to Islam while in local prisons. Many of these violent offenders are the first you will meet if you attempt to visit the camps in Tennessee.

Many of these camps are reportedly fortified with heavy weapons, ammo and bomb making equipment as evidenced by a recent raid at a Colorado terrorist  camp, This camp run by Gilani was searched by warrant when neighbors complained of loud noises and gun fire from the compound. 

The 3 terrorist camps in TN are just a stones throw from  I- 24 allowing fast access to major road ways. The camps are nestled along the north, northwest TN border near Nashville. The Dover and Paris camps are about a 30 minute drive apart and about equal time to Nashville. The newly reported Shelbyville camp is approximately 90 miles from Chattanooga and about 57 miles south, southeast of Nashville.

These camps are well positioned near the heart of Tennessee and two of it’s biggest cities and population areas. Terror attacks could easily be carried out in our state with dire consequences. Oak Ridge is just a short drive from these camps and are strategically close to a number of nuclear reactors. 

Recent reports of suspicious activity at a local water plant in Nashville left many with the impression that the activity conducted in these camps could ignite violence and terror in Tennessee and it’s major cities. Putting millions at risk and in great danger.

The recent influx of Somali and Iraqi Kurds by the Obama Administration into the Murfreeboro area has surely spawned this reported terrorist camp activity. Dumping 60,000 plus into a rural area will definitely harbor criminal and terroristic activity in TN and across the USA. Child trafficking has become a huge business and has prompted the state legislature and local law enforcement to act upon this surge in child endangerment and pass laws to protect our children and women.

Many videos have confirmed paramilitary training in these camps and law enforcement, the FBI and DHS seem to ignore these camps and their activity while filing reports on their potential danger and activity.

As the world watches the Copenhagen and recent Paris attacks by jihadis, it makes you wonder why we are not more vigilant in stopping or squelching this type activity in our country, in our state.

I challenge TN State  legislators, local law enforcement, Senators and our Governor to investigate these camps. Do a welfare check with warrants. Look underground for buried munitions. Examine the welfare of the women and children surely subjected to Sharia Law and the atrocities that accompany that.

“Observers” in and around the Tn Terrorist camps are reporting alot of activity and military type movement. There is a stir in camps under observation by vigilant patriots that something may be impending in the near future. Chatter has reportedly increased and as those reports become visible, we at BCN will notify you.

Some of their most active camps in the USA are:

– Trout Creek Pass, Colorado (over 100 acres)
– Red House Virginia (over 120 Acres)
– Mecca Circle, Wayne County, GA
– Islamber, NY (considered their headquarters)
– Holy Islamville, SC (another huge compound and extremely active)
– Baladullah, CA (Huge and also extremely active)
– A new one PA (Wayne County)
– Fairfax, VA
– York, SC
– Hancock, NY
– Deposit, NY
– Springfield, MA
– Philadelphia, PA
– Hyattsville, MD
– Bethany, WV
– Meherrin, VA
– Dover, TN
– Paris, TN
– Shelbyville, TN
– Commerce, GA
– Jessup, GA
– Marion, AL
– Talhina, OK
– Houston, TX
– Coldwater, MI
– Buena Vista, CO
– Oak Hill, CA
– Onalska, WA

Only you can create change. Only you can make our local and federal law enforcement officers to act and break these camps up. Challenge them to just do a welfare check on the kids and women who under Sharia Law are abused, raped and in constant danger.

You are at danger at this point! You can stop this. Apply the appropriate pressure, give your rep a call and demand an investigation. Otherwise, our silence is our consent.

Sources of info:

http://mrconservative.com/2014/05/40604-muslim-extremist-training-facilities-exposed-in-the-u-s/

http://m.clarionproject.org/analysis/islamville-tennessee

Video of camps
https://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#

Jamaat Al-Fuqra
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaat_ul-Fuqra

http://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/2012/10/25/twilight-in-america/

http://www.westernjournalism.com/know-neighbors-live-next-jamaat-ul-fuqra-camp/#Cm7B5RdSpyFgwDhA.97

Common Core showdown in Nashville with TN Senate Education Committee, support requested

In Uncategorized on August 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Common Core showdown in Nashville with TN Senate Education Committee, support requested

TNACC-TENNESSEE AGAINST COMMON CORE is reaching out to the citizens of this great state to assist with the cost of bringing experts to Nashville TN to testify before a select Senate Education Committee on September 19th and 20th, 2013.
http://www.tnacc.net/

Please donate to this worthy cause. Also, gather your friends, students, parents etc. Take the morning off and plan to wear your red shirt and see history in the making. 

We must stop Common Core in TN! This takeover of our educational system by the federal government is a huge mistake and our children will pay dearly for this mistake.

Pack you cars, send this out to your groups and dig deep into your pockets. This is a huge opportunity to show our support for TNACC and the opportunity to stand united with other concerned citizens to Stop Common Core once and for all!

REQUEST FOR DONATION

SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE COMMON CORE HEARINGS

On September 20, 2013 we will have 7 expert panelists speaking on behalf of parents and children of Tennessee against Common Core.  The expense to bring these speakers to Tennessee will not be covered by the state of Tennessee.  

We are reaching out to the public for donations to help cover the expenses for our experts.  

Not all our panelists are from outside the state but those that live outside of Tennessee will require transportation, room and meals.  

Any donation no matter how small will be greatly appreciated and used strictly to cover travel, room and board expenses for our quests.

If you wish to make a donation please send a check to:

Karen Bracken
231 Bob White Dr.
Ocoee, TN 37361

Make check payable to:  William A. Bracken, CPA 

If you plan to attend the hearings, please meet at the TN State Capitol in Room 12 of the Legislative Plaza in Nashville on the following dates. (The meetings will be held in the same room, unless otherwise announced)

Sept. 19, 2013 
1:00pm Central 
Reading of the Common Core standards.

Sept. 20, 2013
9:00am Central
Expert panelist testimony

There will be  7 panelist in support of Common Core and 7 panelists opposing Common Core.

We are asking that everyone that attends wear a red shirt (not required) and have a self made sticker on your right chest with the logo STOP COMMON CORE clearly inscribed, so you can be quickly identified in support of stopping CC in our schools.

If you buy a package of stickers from Staples or somewhere similar, please make up some extras and bring them with you to share with others. You can print them from your printer or just hand write them.

PLEASE REGISTER ON OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.  See link below.

Register on our FACEBOOK EVENT Page  https://www.facebook.com/events/1396364123919579/

Copyright © 2013 Tennessee Against Common Core, All rights reserved.

BCN addition: To learn more about this Committee please read the following links!

http://www.wjhl.com/story/23060939/tn-senate-education-committee-to-hold-hearings-on-common-core-standards

http://tnreport.com/2013/07/31/tn-senate-education-comittee-to-review-common-core-standards/

http://www.tneagleforum.org/COMMON%5FCORE/

http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/state-senate-education-committee-review-common-core-standards

Just say no to State Healthcare Exchanges rally set for Wednesday

In Uncategorized on December 4, 2012 at 7:48 AM

We MUST show Governor Haslam that we mean business.  We MUST let him know there will be consequences from the people of Tennessee should he decide to support the state exchange.
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, noon – 2:00pm
East Side of the Capitol Building – Nashville, TN
 
PLEASE TAKE THE DAY OFF!
TAKE THE KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL!  SHOW THEM WHAT BEING AN AMERICAN IS ABOUT!
GRAB A FRIEND, NEIGHBOR, RELATIVE AND CAR POOL TO NASHVILLE!
 
Lets stop this fight on Wednesday.  Lets show Governor Haslam that is our voice that counts….not Obama….not the special interests that are pressuring him (because  they will make a bundle of money off of our loss)
 

Support Gibson Guitar rally this weekend in Nashville

In Uncategorized on October 5, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Gibson Rally Info

Fellow Constitutionalists,

This Saturday a rally will be held to support Gibson Guitar and Liberty Legal Foundation will be there. If you haven’t heard the story, in brief here is what happened:

Last month federal agents raided Gibson Guitar factories in Memphis and Nashville because they were unknowingly violating an obscure federal regulation. Under the pretense of being in violation of India’s wood export law, Federal officers entered the Gibson facilities with weapons drawn and seized property. To this date, no charges have been filed against Gibson. No proper notice was given. The Federal agents used much more force than necessary to accomplish any legitimate law enforcement goals. Obviously, Tennessee citizens are outraged.

What is even more frustrating is that all of this could have been prevented. Last session, Liberty Legal Foundation co-drafted and lobbied hard to get nullification bills introduced into the Tennessee Legislature. The first bill, SB620, would have set up a committee to review EVERY Federal law currently on the books and recommend nullification by the TN legislature of ALL Fed laws that violate the Constitution. The second bill, SB1108/HB0959, would have re-established that TN Sheriffs have ultimate authority over arrests in their county. It would have required Federal Agents to obtain written permission from the county sheriff before arresting anyone in his county, authorized the sheriff to arrest any agent not complying, and most importantly, would have repealed all current TN laws that authorize Fed agents to arrest without sheriff’s authorization.

Had these bills been passed, the Federal agents raiding Gibson would have had to go to the local Sheriff first for permission. The Sheriff would have seen that the Federal agents had no legal leg to stand on to support such a raid. If these bills had passed this travesty would not have occurred in the state of Tennessee. Unfortunately, both of our bills were killed in committee. We are working to have them re-introduced next January.

To show our collective outrage for this heavy handed treatment by Federal agents, a rally has been planned for this Saturday afternoon with speakers, music, and food. TEA Party, Constitutionalist, and Liberty groups from Tennessee and surrounding areas are sponsors. Citizens from the Southeast will be coming together not necessarily to support Gibson, but to protest this ridiculous abuse of power.

All the events details can be found at: http://www.gibsonrally.com.

If you can, please attend and show the Fed that we won’t tolerate overreaches of power any longer.

In Liberty,

Van Irion
 
Co-Founder, Lead Counsel
LIBERTY LEGAL FOUNDATION
 

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