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Sumner County Commissioner calls local Tea Party a hate group

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July 30, 2014 – Hendersonville, TN During an interview on live radio last week, Sumner County Commissioner and Hendersonville Alderman Paul Goode twice referred to a local tea party group, Sumner United for Responsible Government, as a hate group, a … Continue reading

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Particularly heinous, atrocious and cruel

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From Lee Douglas of 9.12 Tennessee In all of Tennessee’s history, only one Supreme Court Justice, Penny White, has been rejected by the people.  It is important that we know how impossibly high the bar is raised when politicians prevent … Continue reading

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Feds make plans to expand tobacco regulation to include cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes and more

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Below is a legislative alert sent to me by one of the owners of The Smokey Cigar.  As with every single federal agency, the FDA is planning to expand its authority over more and more of our lives and choices.  … Continue reading

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Tennessee math teacher explains what is wrong with Common Core

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From Diane Ravitch’s blog, “A site to discuss better education for all“ Roy Turrentine, an experienced teacher of mathematics in Tennessee, explains why the Common Core standards are misdirecting the teaching of his subject. The creators of the CCSS did … Continue reading

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Conservative Skidmore kicked off Republican ballot, Pro-Tax Krueger embraced by GOP

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2/25/2014 — The Pew Research Center today released a poll showing that just 28% of Republicans believe the GOP is doing a good job of advocating for its stated principles.   In January, even before the debt ceiling vote, just 28% … Continue reading

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Representatives Van Huss, Hill Score Victory With Responsible Growth Bill

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Legislation will give all citizens a voice in the annexation process (NASHVILLE) – Landmark legislation designed to reform Tennessee’s outdated annexation laws passed the Tennessee House of Representatives on Monday with an overwhelming 78-8 vote. The bill was spearheaded by … Continue reading

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House votes to abolish forced annexation in Tennessee, what will the Senate do?

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From our friend Lee Douglas from 9.12 Tennessee: This evening at 7:00, I received a text from my state representative telling me that the bill that many of you prayed over, called for, drank to, pounded your fist for, dreamed … Continue reading

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Gay marriage and self-governance

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All Americans, including gay marriage supporters, should be dismayed that a group of federal judges is forcing gay marriage onto each of the States by overturning referendums and constitutional provisions in California, Utah, Virginia, Kentucky and soon more to follow. … Continue reading