THE RHEA COUNTY REPUBLICAN
ADVANCING THE CONSERVATIVE CAUSE
Vol. 6 – No. 8 October 2022
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|Table of Contents
Editorial ———————————————————————- 2
Who Is “The President?”———————————————4
Honoring Queen Elizabeth Regina II ——————————5
Can The GOP Win The Senate?————————————-6
The Republican’s Commitment to America———————-9
Comments From Representatives———————————11
Comments From Correspondents———————————-13
Legislative Report——————————————————- 17
Rhea County Republican Party News —————————- 27
Lagniappe —————————————————————– 28
Contact Your Elected Representatives Today! ————— 30
Here’s hoping you have enjoyed a wonderful summer and will have many pleasant memories to carry you through the coming winter. Spring will return . . . eventually.
For now, it’s time for us to limber up our voter’s registration card, take another very close look at the candidates and proposals that are on the ballot, and prepare for what is shaping up to be the most important mid-term election of our lifetime.
If you are impassioned about a particular candidate or proposal on the ballot, now is the time to work to convince others of your views. Attend the rallies, post the signs, and have those conversations with your neighbors. The future of our communities, our State, and our nation depends on what we do now!
Kris Bancroft, Editor
The Democrats have resigned themselves to the probability that they are going to lose control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term election. Their sense of defeat is so ominous that Nancy Pelosi has already started begging Mr. Biden for a new job – Ambassador to Italy.
In the waning days of their total control, the Democrats are pushing every bill they can over the finish line. In the past few months, they’ve come up with some extraordinarily harmful legislation and it is swiftly moving through the various committees and onto the floor for a vote. The Republicans are trying valiantly to slow the worst of it down, but there is still plenty of anti-American legislation seeping through. Everyone reading this can help in impeding their madness and here’s how:
First, go to the LEGISLATIVE REPORT feature in this newsletter and examine the bills cited there. Read the brief descriptions and overviews of each bill – especially those with designations in RED font – and, having read the description and analysis provided, pick out those bills you find most egregious.
Second, go to the CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY feature and, using the data provided, contact your appropriate representative(s) – Member of the House of Representatives or Senator – to voice your concerns.
If your elected representative is a Democrat who is up for reelection, advise them (politely but assuredly) that you cannot support their reelection if they vote to pass the bill you are phoning about. If your elected representative is a Democrat who is not up for reelection, advise them that you are tracking the bill you are calling about and will remember how they voted when they are up for reelection.
If your elected representative is a Republican, it will give them encouragement to vote the way you ask them to vote, especially if they’ve received calls from Democrats compelling them to support Democrat-sponsored bills. (They want to be reelected, too, and voting the way their constituents ask is the way they garner votes.)
The question as to whether calls or emails (or “snail mail”) has the most bearing on persuading an elected representative to vote in a given way is a matter that is still debated. While there are arguments for both claims, you may be assured that any form of contact is better than trusting that your elected representatives can read your mind! There are, however, a few ground rules that you should follow:
If you are making a phone call, plan out what you are going to say well before you make the call, an outline will help keep you focused but, often times, reading a script will be received as though it were an audible version of a form letter. (As we all know, form letters are not well-received by anyone!) Rehearse what you wish to say and when you call speak both clearly and slowly enough so the aide taking your call can take notes.
Begin your call by telling whomever answers who you are, where you’re calling from, what – specifically – you are calling about, and what you want your elected representative to do about it.
Be prepared to answer questions that will enable the aide to fully understand the purpose of your call. When you are finished making your point, ask the aide if they have any questions, and before you hang up, THANK them for conveying your thoughts to your representative.
Generally, the same rules apply for sending an email. Brevity helps; do not write a dissertation, but make certain you have included all the points that support the reasons why you are writing. If you are given an option, always elect to receive a reply from your representative.
Whether you are making a call or writing and email or a letter, ALWAYS be polite and NEVER make a personal threat. (Yes, I know, you already knew that, but I wanted you to hear it again because we sometimes allow ourselves to get too worked up about some of the things that some elected representatives do.) Besides, as my grandmother used to say: You can draw more bees with honey than with vinegar.
If you are passionate about a bill, a situation, or an ongoing matter that can be impacted, improved, or assuaged by an elected representative, it helps your cause if you can persuade others of like mind to contact their elected representatives. So, ask them to join your efforts!
Finally, in reviewing the LEGISLATIVE REPORT, you will often notice that some bills are highlighted in GREEN. Those are the bills I think are worthy of your support. (Sometimes – not often – even a Democrat has a good idea!) As I am sure you can imagine, for the most part, our elected representatives only hear about things their constituents do not like, or bills they do not want them to support, for that reason, it is helpful to let them know the things they’re doing that we approve of. A kind word of encouragement is food for the soul!
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. – Winston Churchill
WHO IS “THE PRESIDENT?”
Kris Bancroft, Editor
It seems as though every time Mr. Biden is caught out by a gaggle of reporters and fields questions without his teleprompter, his handlers in his regime are immediately walking back what he said.
The most recent example to escape Mr. Biden’s lips was his statement that he the United States would, unequivocally, defend Taiwan, should it be attacked by Xi Jinping, and the Chinese.
Given that nearly every foreign policy position he has held during his four decades in Washington has been grossly wrong, it is understandable how his handlers would want to keep him on a tight leash.
By way of the most recent examples, we are still dealing with the fallout over Mr. Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, his capitulations to Iran (the relief of sanctions and granting Iran’s leader a visa to speak at the United Nations), and the capitulation to Russia, that allowed them free rein to build the Nord Stream II pipeline.
The crew in the White House are tightening Mr. Biden’s leash – they are making him less accessible to the press; he has not done a press conference in more than 140 days. He spends most of his time (170+ days so far), at his estate in Delaware. He has plenty of visitors there, but his handlers have blatantly refused to release copies of the Visitor’s Log.
When Mr. Biden does make his brief appearances on TV, he reads from his script on the teleprompter, and then hurriedly walks away without answering questions.
It is clear: Mr. Biden is not the President! So, who is?
This question was recently posed to Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who currently holds the position of House Minority Leader. When asked to speculate on whom he thinks the real “President” is, McCarthy failed to give a clear answer; he said:
“It worries me a great deal. Because who is it then? And what is more concerning, not just to America, but what does it say to the rest of the nations? He can’t send a clear message. But this isn’t the first time he’s done this. Almost every time he’s talked about China and Taiwan, the White House has walked it back. But look at, for the last 40 years, even Secretary Gates said every decision he has made in foreign policy has been wrong. But what does that mean? It cost us 13 Gold Star families because of the decisions he made in Afghanistan, instead of listening to his [military]. … Why are they putting him out there? Why are they allowing this to continue to happen?”
As it is with Rep. McCarthy, no one knows precisely who “the President” is (the Republicans seem too timid to ask and the Democrats are not about to tell), but we do know it is definitely not Mr. Biden.
HONORING QUEEN ELIZABETH REGINA II
On September 8th, Americans were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Flags across the United States were lowered to half-staff to express our mourning for the loss of the Queen.
Millions of Americans, reverently and with deep compassion, watched the ceremonies that were held at various places throughout the United Kingdom – the procession from Balmoral and the stops along the way – and then the final leg of the journey to Windsor Castle, where the Queen was finally laid to rest.
Our heartfelt sorrow continues to flow to our friends across the pond.
As it is for almost everyone on Earth, Queen Elizabeth Regina II is remembered as the face of the United Kingdom. She epitomized the strength and resolve of a strong and graceful leader for the better part of a century. In the most challenging times, she was a tremendous source of stability and courage.
Throughout her more than seventy years on the throne, she epitomized the meanings of decency and humanity, not only for the United Kingdom, but for the entire world, and she clearly loved the people she served and, rightfully, her people loved her.
Queen Elizabeth Regina II leaves a remarkable legacy of duty, honor and service and, like our friends in the UK, we shall miss her.
A friend recently mentioned a leftist journalist who compared Liz Cheney to Winston Churchill. My response was: It is not that the Left are ignorant of historical facts, it is that the Left are trying to rewrite history to alter those facts in a way that suits their purpose.
CAN THE GOP WIN THE SENATE?
There are eleven US Senate seats that are up for grabs this November.
Four of those seats are currently held by Democrats – Arizona (Mark Kelly), Georgia (Raphael Warnock), Nevada, (Catherine Cortez-Masto), and New Hampshire (Maggie Hassan).
Four US Senate seats – all held by Republicans – are being vacated by their incumbents – Roy Blunt (MO), Richard Burr (NC), Rob Portman (OH), and Pat Toomey (PA), are calling it quits.
Among the seats held by Democrats –
Recent polls in Arizona indicate that Mark Kelly (D), will likely defeat Blake Masters, his Republican challenger. At last filing, Kelly had more than $27 million in reserve in his war chest, while Masters’ coffers are virtually depleted and only a few small donations are dribbling in – not enough to cover expenses.
Raphael Warnock has maintained a 1% lead over Hershel Walker, and Warnock will likely win Georgia. Walker is a likeable person but his message (what message?) isn’t resonating, and when he does speak, his lack of grammatical skills detract from the message he would seemingly like to convey. The best things Hershel Walker has going for him are his fundamental conservative values, his likability as a former athletic star and, the fact that he is definitely not Rafael Warnock.
Nevada is also a squeaker. In spite of running an incredibly energetic campaign, Adam Laxalt seems incapable of gaining significant marginal ground on Catherine Cortez-Masto. Laxalt came out of the gate with an impressive 8% point lead, but he stumbled in his messaging in early April, then again in late May, and in mid-August, he began to falter in the polls.
On 13 September, New Hampshire was last to hold their senatorial primary. The Democrat incumbent, Maggie Hassan, will square off against a retired Brigadier General Don Bolduc, who won a very close primary race against the State Senate President Chuck Morse. While no one could doubt Bolduc’s “True Conservative” credentials, the retired General, has been critical of New Hampshire’s popular Republican Governor, Chris Sununu, who won reelection in a landslide. Most recently, Bolduc made some acerbic comments about the FBI raid at Donald Trump’s home, Mar-a-Lago; there have been mixed reactions to his comments. The General has also been vociferous in denying the outcome of the last presidential election. The remaining question is whether the Morse supporters can forget their differences with Bolduc and come out to support him in November. Bolduc is running against a very popular incumbent.
Among the Republican-held seats –
Pennsylvania is likely the most confusing contest in the toss-up Senate races. The Democrat nominee, John Fetterman (with the possible exception of Rafael Warnock), comes off as one of the most ill-equipped and unlikeable candidates in national politics. (OK, I forgot to include Maxine Watters, but you know what I mean.) It’s difficult to follow Fetterman’s thought process because, for all practical purposes, he doesn’t seem to have one.
What we do know, as Lt. Gov. in charge of the State Prison Parole Board, Fetterman signed off on the largest number of parole recommendations in state history. As if that weren’t enough of a shocker, Fetterman boasts of having two convicted murderers on his campaign staff. As a Senator Fetterman would oversee the appointment of Federal judges!
Mehmet Oz, on the other hand, has a sound platform, he delivers his thoughts well, and he’s likable. But, he is lagging behind the crude, inarticulate, and boisterous Fetterman by a seemingly unsurmountable 8% points.
Fetterman has refused to debate Oz, claiming it would be unfair since he is recovering from a stroke. The question no one seems to be asking is: If you’re still recovering from a stroke you had some time ago, does that not automatically disqualify you for a job as important as that of serving as a U.S. Senator?
In North Carolina, Ted Budd (R), is holding onto a razor thin lead over Cheri Beasley (D). Beasley, like the majority of Democrats, has a lot of out-of-state money pouring into her coffers. For whatever reason, the RNC lacks enthusiasm when it comes to supporting the Trump-endorsed Ted Budd.
The Florida race is tighter than it should be. The only plausible reason is so many Democrats have escaped their home states but forgot to leave their politics – the reason why they left in the first place – at their former states lines. In any event, Marco Rubio holds a mere 4% point lead over his Democrat challenger, Congresswoman Val Demings. She often touts her work in law enforcement, although seemingly none of her former fellow officers can authenticate her claims or even remember having served with her. Demings has a lot of money backing her and more than half that money – nearly $48 million – has come from out of state.
Although Ron Johnson won his last election by 3.4% in, the trend in Wisconsin has shifted in favor of the Democrats. Add to that inexplicable phenomenon, a lot of money has flowed into Wisconsin, in an effort to unseat him.
In his public life, Senator Johnson’s service has been focused on agriculture, national defense, education, and foreign affairs, but the reason why the Democrats are trying so desperately to unseat him is his position on the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and his position as Ranking Member on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
If the Republicans were to gain a majority in the Senate, Senator Johnson would most certainly initiate an in-depth investigation into: Hunter Biden’s business dealings with individuals in China, Russia, and Ukraine; Joe Biden’s “pay to play” schemes; Barack 0bama’s (and John Kerry’s) capitulation to Iran, and the “Clinton Crime Family.” The statutes of limitations never expire when it comes to capital crimes!
Meanwhile, Johnson’s opponent, Mandela Barnes, former Lt. Governor, claims to oppose “dark money,” but his major contributors have been labor unions and Soros-backed groups, whose money seems quite “dark” to the average observer. Barnes also carries the stigmatic endorsements of Jim Clyburn, Cory Booker, Ro Khanna, Eric Swalwell, and Elizabeth Warren. If elected, it is obvious whose interests he would serve.
In Ohio, Rob Portman, who has declined to see reelection, has left the state’s Republican nominee J. D. Vance, with a tough act to follow. However, Vance, a Marine veteran, is a practicing attorney and also has a solid grounding in business and finance. His platform priority is to bring manufacturing back to his home state.
Vance’s Democrat opponent is Tim Ryan, who also holds a law degree, and has served in the US House of Representatives (District 13). Ryan made an unsuccessful run for the White House in 2020. Like Vance, Ryan has promised to bring manufacturing back to Ohio.
- D. Vance has held a steady 4% point lead over Tim Ryan.
The Most Likely Outcome –
Given what we know at this point, the Republicans will likely gain two seats in the Senate – Nevada and Arizona. Apparently, the Democrats agree with this prognostication, and that is why they are working so feverishly to get every possible piece of legislation passed before Congress reconvenes in January 2023.
Oliver Wendell Holmes remarked many years ago that “The American Flag – it is our country’s sacred emblem upon which we pledge that we are “One Flag, One Land, One Heart, and One Nation ever more.”
When we honour our flag, we honor those who sacrificed so that we may be free. The flag has been an inspiration to millions of people around the world who desire the liberty and freedom of being an American. The flag deserves our reverence, our protection, our admiration, and our respect. I hope you will keep these thoughts in mind each time you are asked to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
THE REPUBLICAN’S “COMMITMENT TO AMERICA”
On September 23rd, Kevin McCarthy and the House Republicans issued their “Commitment to America,” promising to deliver: “An Economy That’s Strong, A Nation That’s Safe, A Future That’s Built on Freedom, and A Government That’s Accountable.” https://www.republicanleader.gov/commitment/
Kevin McCarthy delivered a one-minute-fifty-four-second montage of video clips that everyone has seen multiple times. (The video was followed by a series of weight-loss advertisements.)
Following is a transcribed copy (grammar corrected) of the pdf file that was provided by Representative McCarthy.
An Economy that’s Strong –
- Fight Inflation and Lower the Cost of Living
- Curb wasteful government spending that is raising the price of groceries, gas, cars, and housing, and growing our national debt.
- Increase take-home pay, create good-paying jobs, and bring stability to the economy through pro-growth tax and deregulatory policies
- Make America Energy Independent and Reduce Gas Prices –
- Maximize production of reliable, cleaner, American-made energy and cut the permitting process time in half to reduce reliance on foreign countries, prevent rolling blackouts, and lower the cost of gas and utilities
- Strengthen the Supply Chain and End Dependence on China
- Move supply chains away from China, expand U.S. manufacturing, and enhance America’s economic competitiveness and cyber resiliency
A Nation that’s Safe
- Secure the Border and Combat Illegal Immigration
- Fully fund effective border enforcement strategies, infrastructure, and advanced technology to prevent illegal crossings and trafficking by cartels
- End catch-and-release loopholes, require legal status to get a job, and eliminate welfare incentives
- Reduce Crime and Protect Public Safety
- Support 200,000 more police officers through recruiting bonuses and oppose all efforts to defund the police
- Crackdown on prosecutors and district attorneys who refuse to prosecute crimes, while permanently criminalizing all forms of illicit fentanyl
- Defend America’s National Security
- Support our troops, invest in an efficient, effective military, establish a Select Committee on China, and exercise peace through strength with our allies to counter increasing global threats
A Future That’s Built on Freedom –
- Make Sure Every Student Can Succeed and Give Parents a Voice
- Advance the Parents’ Bill of Rights, recover lost learning from school closures, and expand parental choice so over a million more students can receive the education their parents know is best
- Defend fairness by ensuring that only women can compete in women’s sports
- Achieve Longer, Healthier Lives for Americans
- Personalize care to provide affordable options and better quality, delivered by trusted doctors
- Lower prices through transparency, choice, and competition, invest in lifesaving cures, and improve access to telemedicine
- Confront Big Tech and Demand Fairness
- Provide greater privacy and data security protections, equip parents with more tools to keep their kids safe online, and stop companies from putting politics ahead of people
A Government that’s Accountable –
- Preserve Our Constitutional Freedoms
- Uphold free speech, protect the lives of unborn children and their mothers, guarantee religious freedom, and safeguard the Second Amendment
- Hold Washington Accountable
- Conduct rigorous oversight to rein in government abuse of power and corruption, provide real transparency, and require the White House to answer for its incompetence at home and abroad
- Save and strengthen Social Security and Medicare
- Restore the People’s Voice
- End special treatment for Members of Congress by repealing proxy voting, and increase accountability in the election process
The cynic’s response to Mr. McCarthy’s list of promises can be summarized thusly: It sounds good but we’ve heard it all before – we recall how the “Contract with America” worked out – so while we may fervently hope this overture will become fact, we must also remember what Ronald Reagan taught us: “Trust but verify.”
COMMENTS FROM REPRESENTATIVES
In response to my email to Senator Hagerty, urging that he work against providing computer chip manufacturers with subsidies but, instead, place tariffs on computer chips manufactured in China, he offered the following response.]
Dear Mr. Bancroft,
Thank you for taking the time to contact me about legislation to improve U.S. competitiveness. I always appreciate hearing from Tennesseans, and I take your thoughts seriously.
The pandemic and recent unprecedented supply chain breakdowns have underscored the importance of making the products that Americans need right here in America. Manufacturing independence of critical products is essential to our national security and sovereignty because, in order to control our own destiny as a nation, we cannot afford to rely on Communist China or other foreign competitors for the products and materials that we depend on for our security, our economy, and our daily lives. That is why I am leading the way to ensure that the U.S. government rolls back the rules and regulations that are making us less competitive.
On July 27, 2022, the Senate approved the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act of 2022, which seeks to reclaim American manufacturing of semiconductors—the small computer chips found in military hardware and virtually all technological consumer products, from smartphones to televisions, cars, and refrigerators—and generally improve American technological competitiveness. On August 9, 2022, this bill was signed into law.
Under the totalitarian rule of the Chinese Communist Party, China poses profound diplomatic, economic, and military challenges to the United States and the international order that will define the 21st century, and technology development is the central battleground in this competition. It is critical that we promote American production of key parts of critical supply chains like semiconductors to prevent the global industry from being dominated by Communist China, who would no doubt use such a monopoly as a weapon of coercion.
I voted to advance the CHIPS Act because its passage also supported a critical piece of legislation that I authored to cut red tape and get government out of the way of investments in semiconductor manufacturing in the United States. My legislation passed the Senate by unanimous consent in January and the House of Representatives in July, alongside the CHIPS Act, before being signed into law (Public Law Number 117-173) by the President on August 16, 2022.
Specifically, this law adds key technologies impacting national security—like semiconductors—to the sectors that can utilize a more efficient federal permitting program, which will encourage manufacturing projects to return to the United States and to Tennessee, bringing back American jobs and reducing our dependence on malign foreign actors who do not have America’s best interests at heart for essential products. This law will not only create quality American jobs, but also bolster American security and competitiveness relative to China and other nations. America is the greatest country on earth and, given the opportunity, will flourish above all. Therefore, our government should be focused on removing—not adding—obstacles to American greatness and prosperity. My new legislation is an important step in that direction.
When I served as U.S. Ambassador to Japan, I directly implemented the Trump Administration’s landmark strategy with respect to Communist China. This strategy confronted the challenge that the Chinese Communist Party poses with strength and resolve. It is imperative that America maintain a strong, clear-eyed strategy toward China, especially when it comes to encouraging American technological innovation to win the strategic competition with China. As your Senator, I will continue to press for that approach.
Thank you again for writing. I encourage you to continue following my efforts to serve all Tennesseans and to provide feedback. Please accept my best wishes.
COMMENTS FROM CORRESPONDENTS
You are invited to become a Correspondent and share thoughts, opinions, ideas, and announcements with subscribers to this newsletter. Please state your city, state, or country in your submissions and email them to: email@example.com . Your fellow Conservatives want to hear from you! – Editor
Thomas Hopkins, Lucas, IA shared comments from Senator Grassley, on what he considers Mr. Biden’s worst blunder:
“Yet again, another independent watchdog confirms that the vetting of those admitted to the United States in the wake of President Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan has been completely insufficient. These failures raise serious concerns about public safety and national security.
“The inspector general found that the administration admitted or paroled thousands of evacuees who were not fully vetted, and noted that, during its audit of the Department’s Afghan evacuee screening and vetting efforts, DHS officials acknowledged to the inspector general that, throughout the initial months of Operation Allies Welcome, screening and vetting requirements were decided on an ad hoc basis. That’s no way to protect the homeland.
“The fact that Biden appointees at DHS had the audacity to criticize this report instead of taking steps to fix the problems tells you what you need to know. As I’ve said before, Congress should not consider sweeping status immigration changes for evacuees unless and until this administration guarantees the integrity of and fully responds to long-standing oversight requests regarding their vetting and resettlement process. Anything less would be irresponsible.”
- Pat Rich, Columbia, SC shared some of his observations:
In the “you can’t make this stuff up category”…
Today, the mayor of Washington, DC, declared a state of emergency due to the high volume of immigrants being bussed there from Texas! Wait, she declared DC a sanctuary city! She declared all illegals are free to come to her city! But, now that they are, she realizes the problem! She, and the Democrats knew for years that the illegals caused an enormous strain on the finances of the areas they occupied…but those areas have always been republican areas (except CA, of course), so they made sure that illegal immigration soared to put that financial strain on the red states! See how they work? BUT, as soon as they started getting bussed in to DC, she realized they could not afford them, and is asking for the feds to come in and save her! Of course, this will not change their policy…I hope the other states start shipping them to other blue cities as soon as possible, they are the ones who wanted them, let them have them.
By the way, I am all for legal immigration….
And then, this week California governor issued a law that said all gas vehicles would go away in their state in the next several years…Only electric vehicles will be allowed. Then, today he announced that people should not charge their vehicles after 4:00 pm because of the energy crisis! What energy crisis? The prices are high, but nobody else is having a problem getting energy! SC does not have an energy crisis!
Oh, yeah, that is right, California has decided that they need to shutdown nuclear generating plants, and they have been implementing the green new deal in their state for the last few years! In other words, they have created an energy crisis in their state by going green! They did backtrack and say that a nuclear plant they had ordered shut down, will get 5 more years to operate…funny!
So, they have ordered all gas cars out of their state in the next several years, but they can’t support the electric cars they have now! Yet, they are still trying to shut down any way of making more new electric generating stations, and they are not upgrading their grids to accommodate the extra workload the millions of electric cars will put on the system…
And now, The mayor of Chicago, is shipping the illegals outside of her sanctuary city and county to an adjacent county…after criticizing Abbot for not consulting with her to send them to Chicago, a sanctuary city which has said it is OK to have more illegals (justifying [Texas Governor] Abbot sending them there)…while she did not consult the people in the town she sent the illegals to!!!! And that town and county are not sanctuary cities/county!
Democrat logic at work!
Lt. Col. Don Jenkins (ret), Ardmore, TN, shared a letter he submitted to his elected representatives:
Dear Senator Bowling, Representative Doggett, Representative Warner, Chairman Long, Mayor Newman, Commissioner Tackett,
Once again, I am writing to each of you raising concern about the obvious lack of voter integrity. Equally importantly is the apparent lack of concern by elected officials in Tennessee to do anything meaningful to correct it. As is evidenced by the attached memo, there is ample reason to be concerned and the failure of elected, or appointed, persons to act is appalling.
The Tennessee Secretary of State, and the SEC (Goins specifically) should be taken to task for their abject failure in this critical matter! Also, Governor Lee should be held accountable for his lack of leadership given free and honest elections are the foundation of a free Republic.
To be sure every elected (or appointed) official is equally negligent if he or she has not, in every way possible, sounded the alarm, and where possible, taken overt actions to correct the matter.
I find it inconceivable that elected officials, placed in office by the people of Tennessee, are not correcting this matter immediately! This matter is the core to a free society and a free Republic.
Let me be clear; it is your job and responsibility to correct this matter. You have no choice but to act on behalf of all Tennesseans . . .
As of this writing (the third one) I have heard from Senator Bowling who has tried and is trying to get initiatives passed in the Tennessee State House. What are the rest of you doing?
Tennessee Voters for Election Integrity have spelled out quite clearly how vulnerable our voting systems/machines are to fraud.
I suggest each of you act and act now to change the methods used in Tennessee to ensure our votes are free, and accurate. 2020 showed massive fraud on a wide scale using flawed equipment —-that is still being used! If Third World countries can conduct free and fair elections with paper ballots and purple ink it is shameful that we have chosen to do otherwise. So many questions are begged.
We cannot have a free society without free and fair elections!
Harriett Lublin, Atlanta, GA shared an excerpt from an article on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis bussing illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard, MA
U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Bourne, issued a statement criticizing what he called a “taxpayer-funded stunt” by DeSantis. “History does not look kindly on leaders who treat human beings like cargo, loading them up and sending them a thousand miles away without telling them their destination.”
Fox News is reporting that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking credit for sending the migrants to the Island and shared video with that news outlet. In 2021, DeSantis vowed to spend $8 million to send immigrants out of the state and mentioned the Vineyard as a destination. His press office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, arrived on the Island Wednesday evening and visited the St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Edgartown, where the refugees are lodging, to assess the situation. “It appears that one if not many Republican governors or operatives chartered flights from the south to come and drop undocumented or documented, I’m not sure, immigrants on Martha’s Vineyard,” he said. “These governors or whoever it is, all they care about is scoring some political points on Tucker Carlson and Fox News and the fact that they are using human lives — women, children, men — as pawns in that and just really abusing these people dropping them off in a place where they don’t know where they are with no food and water just to be able to get in Tucker Carlson and Fox News’s good graces is disgusting. It’s inhumane. These people claim to be Christians? This is about as un-Christian a thing as you could be doing. It’s evil.”
U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Bourne, issued a statement criticizing what he called a “taxpayer-funded stunt” by DeSantis. “History does not look kindly on leaders who treat human beings like cargo, loading them up and sending them a thousand miles away without telling them their destination.
[Hurrah for Governor DeSantis! – Editor]
Bill Carmichael, St. Louis, MO shared comments on an article from The Guardian
Over the years since we became acquainted, I think you’ve gotten to know me well enough to say I’m not much into conspiracy theories, but the things that have over the past eight years makes it impossible to ignore the conspiracies before our eyes and we can no longer deny them. To quickly recount the events you and I have discussed, there was the weaponization of the IRS (Lois Lerner, et al), followed by OSHA who literally ruined a small business owner who supported the Tea Party, and then the FBI who recently raided Donald Trump’s home for no apparent reason. Finally, I know you’ve heard about the FBI raiding a man’s home because he protested abortion. They frog-marched him from his home in front of his seven children. Well, now it looks as though Biden is unleashing the United States Postal Service to spy on people who post on social media, with the intention of trashing their rights to free speech if what they post has a comma out of place. You can read more about this latest attack on conservatives at the following link. I’ve written to [Senator] Hawley about this and I hope you will share it with your other subscribers and ask them to make their voices heard, too. Thanks! https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/apr/23/usps-covert-program-postal-service-social-media
Frank Calciano, Oyster Bay, NY shared the following report:
Bombshell allegations by FBI Special Agent Steve Friend contained in a whistleblower complaint filed late Wednesday with the Department of Justice inspector general reveal a politicized Washington, DC, FBI field office cooking the books to exaggerate the threat of domestic terrorism, and using an “overzealous” January 6 investigation to harass conservative Americans and violate their constitutional rights.
Friend, 37, a respected 12-year veteran of the FBI and a SWAT-team member, was suspended Monday, stripped of his gun and badge, and escorted out of the FBI field office in Daytona Beach, Fla., after complaining to his supervisors about the violations.
The Legislative Report provides information on some of the more remarkable bills that have been introduced in Congress. Its purpose is to provide the reader with information about pending legislation that may prompt the reader to contact their representatives to express their views.
In the emailed version of the Legislative Report, you will see markers + and + on certain bills. The red icon is placed to encourage the reader to contact their representatives and ask them to vote against the legislation. On bills marked with the green icon, the reader is encouraged to contact their elected representatives and ask them to support the legislation. The reader is always encouraged to keep informed about all legislation from other sources so they may be aware of bills that affect our lives. Decide today that you will make your voice heard. If you remain silent, your representatives will never know your thoughts! – Editor
H.Res. 1325: Of inquiry requesting the President and directing Attorney General Merrick B. Garland to transmit, respectively, a copy of the affidavit to the House of Representatives related to the raid on the former President.
H.Res. 1236: Of inquiry directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide certain documents in his possession to the House of Representatives relating to the Disinformation Governance Board.
H.Res. 1241: Of inquiry directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide certain documents in his possession to the House of Representatives relating to immigration enforcement and border security.
H.Res. 1239: Of inquiry directing the Attorney General to provide certain documents in his possession to the House of Representatives relating to the October 4, 2021 memorandum issued by the Attorney General entitled “Partnership Among Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Law Enforcement to Address Threats Against School Administrators, Board Members, Teachers, and Staff”.
S 4808 EARN Act (Ron Wyden, D-OR, 260 pages).
The stated purpose of this Act is to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform retirement provisions, and for other purposes. This Act may be cited as the Enhancing American Retirement Now Act or the EARN Act.
S 4832 A bill to temporarily prohibit the hiring of additional Internal Revenue Service employees until a certain level of taxpayer services have improved, and for other purposes (John Thune, R-SD, text not yet available).
Senator Thune has introduced a bill that is, in effect, a statement of protest against the Section in Mr. Biden’s “Inflation Reduction Act” that allocates funds for an additional 87,000 new IRS agents. IF the bill should be forwarded to a committee, the Chairman of that committee will no doubt share a hearty laugh with his comrades when he adorns the Senator’s bill with his “Hell NO!” stamp and sends it back from whence it came.
Thanks, at least, for trying Senator Thune.
S 4840 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes (Lindsey Graham, R-SC, text not yet available).
This probability that this bill could make it through the required committees and then be read twice on the floor of the Senate prior to a vote for passage, followed by getting Mr. Biden’s signature on it are slim-to-none. While this bill may be reintroduced at some time in the future, for now it is an overture to Senator Graham’s constituents that he hopes will help him be reelected.
S 4825 A bill to criminalize the intentional obstruction of roadways on the Interstate System (Marco Rubio, R-FL, text not yet available).
This bill may actually attract the interest of Senators and Members of the House on both sides of the aisle but one wonders why it wasn’t introduced four years ago.
+++++S 4831 A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to limit the ability of Federal Reserve banks to issue central bank digital currency (Mike Lee, R-UT, text not yet available).
This is a bill that may well be worthy of our strong support because it is essential that we avoid transcending into a digital economy if we are to maintain our rights expressed under the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Amendments.
+S 4853 A bill to require a study of the programs, acquisitions, and budget of the Department of Defense (John Cornyn, R-TX, text not yet available).
The beginning of meaningful oversight requires one to first understand the mechanics of the system being examined. Such a study could be very useful in determining the ways the Military Industrial Complex games the Department of Defense. Will passage of this bill reveal where the hundreds of billions of our tax dollars that could not be accounted for were used for? Well, one has to start somewhere, doesn’t one?
S 4850 A bill to amend Public Law 117-169 to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from using funds for methane monitoring to be used to monitor emissions of methane from livestock, and for other purposes. (John Thune, R-SD, text not yet available.)
Please read the following while using your best Rod Serling “Twilight Zone” introduction voice: Imagine, if you will, a gaggle of EPA “scientists,” all decked out in white Tyvek suits, carrying gas detectors fitted with long siphuncles, and raised proximate to the nether regions of a grazing cow, attempting to measure and record the methane emitted when the cow passes gas. One cannot “un-see” such an image!
+++S 4854 A bill to amend Title 36, United States Code, to repeal the Federal charter of the National Education Association. Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, text not yet available.
The introduction of this bill makes two very important statements: 1) The Republicans are anticipating retaking of the Senate, and; 2) If they do, the control the teacher’s unions have held over the Department of Education will be abrogated. Please, support this bill!
+S 4856 A bill to require the denial of admission to the United States for individuals subject to sanctions pursuant to Executive Order 13876, and for other purposes (Ted Cruz, R-TX, text not yet available).
The E.O. named in the bill encompasses many actions designed to prevent Iran from causing harm to the United States and would prevent Mr. Biden from enabling Iranian agents from legally infiltrating our country.
+S 4848 A bill to provide for the designation of the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism (Lindsey Graham, R-SC, text not yet available).
Senator Graham displays his abilities to achieve a goal that would be otherwise unattainable given the amicable relationship between the Biden Regime and Vladimir Putin. If this bill were passed, the United States would stop buying several hundred billion barrels of oil from Russia (oil which, by the way, high in Sulphur, which when burned emits enormous amounts of toxic gases), because we do not do business with State sponsors of terrorism. This would starve – and perhaps collapse – the Russian economy. Furthermore, the shortages caused by the cessation of buying Russian oil would force Mr. Biden to release drilling permits in the United States.
+HR 8809 To provide an individual with an eligible medical condition access to an employee restroom facilities of a retail establishment under certain conditions, and for other purposes (Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, text not yet available).
It is, by no means, a surprise that such a bill would emanate from the region between the ears of Ms. Holmes-Norton. Washington DC, like many Democrat-controlled cities, is awash with all manner of human refuse; they eat, sleep, shoot up, fornicate, and empty their bowels and bladders on the street. Since those who run her city either cannot or will not fund the construction of the number of public facilities necessary to accommodate the needs of the homeless, her answer is to force business owners to make available the facilities that would normally be used only by their employees and paying customers. The qualifying “medical condition” is anything that is necessary to get the encroachers through the door.
+S 4057 Strategic EV Management Act of 2022 (Gary Peters, D-MI, 6 pages).
A bill to develop a comprehensive, strategic plan for Federal electric vehicle fleet battery management, and for other purposes.
Although Senator Peters is “fairly moderate” (for a Democrat), he is none the less a “Loyal Trooper” for the Left when it comes to using taxpayer dollars to fund a program to sustain the operation of electric vehicles. His bill is just another “nudge” toward forcing something on Americans that we do not want.
+HR 8810 To prohibit the use of Federal funds to install permanent fencing around the United States Supreme Court Building or grounds (Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, text not yet available).
And so, from the pen of the woman who screamed for the installation of a fence around the Capitol, to keep out those whom she referred to as “Deplorables,” we see her denying similar protection for the Justices of the Supreme Court, that would protect them from the violent protesters from the Leftist mobs. The definition of “hypocrisy” is herewith made clearer.
++HR 8503 Securing Global Telecommunications Act (Kathy Manning, D-NC, 12 pages).
To require the development of a strategy to promote the use of secure telecommunications infrastructure worldwide, and for other purposes. This is a no-nonsense bill, the main concerns of which is intended to address the perpetual attempts by the Chinese to monitor communications in the United States, and the rest of the world.
++ HR 8520 Countering Untrusted Telecommunications Abroad Act (Susan Wild, D-PA, 8 pages).
To establish certain reporting and other requirements relating to telecommunications equipment and services produced or provided by certain entities, and for other purposes. This is a companion bill to HR8503 (Manning, D-NC)
+S 4858 A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to require electronic communication service providers and remote computing services to report to the Attorney General the unlawful sale and distribution of controlled substances (Roger Marshall, R-KS, text not yet available).
Although Senator Marshall is in the middle of the pack when it comes to evaluating his conservative credentials, he should rethink the potential harm his bill would do to our rights under the 4th Amendment – rights to privacy. By way of example, when has the government failed to use such authority to “somehow stumble upon evidence” that would be used against a citizen?
+HR 4330 PRESS Act (Jamie Raskin, D-MD, 10 pages).
The stated purpose of this bill is to “maintain the free flow of information to the public by establishing appropriate limits on the federally compelled disclosure of information obtained as part of engaging in journalism, and for other purposes.”
This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying Act’’ or the ‘‘PRESS Act’’.
In actuality, it protects the media when they collude with the Left to bury evidence that would be “embarrassing” to certain Democrats. A more suitable title for this bill might be “Keep the Evidence Buried Act.”
HR 8803 To provide for the long-term improvement of minority-serving institutions, and for other purposes (Alma Adams, D-NC, text not yet available).
Funny, but weren’t we told several decades ago that our government must treat all citizens equally, so as to prevent discrimination? Apparently, Ms. Adams did not receive the memo.
+++++HR 8821 IDs for an Inclusive Democracy Act (Sean Casten, D-CA, 11 pages).
To require the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration to produce and make available at no cost to certain individuals in the United States an identification for the purpose of allowing such individuals to meet certain identification requirements, and for other purposes.
This bill, if passed, would provide the means by which the twenty-five million illegal aliens currently within the United States can sign up for Social Security and welfare benefits, obtain driver’s (and other) licenses, start businesses, and vanish into the general population.
+++++HR 3756 Department of Homeland Security Climate Change Research Act (Yvette Clarke, D-NY, 5 pages)
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Under Secretary for Science and Technology of the Department of Homeland Security to research and evaluate existing Federal research regarding approaches to mitigate climate change on homeland security to identify areas for further research within the Department, research and develop approaches to mitigate the consequences of climate change on homeland security, and for other purposes.
[I can think of no words to both adequately and politely express my thoughts on Ms. Clarke’s bill, except to say that to suggest climate change may be used to commit an act of terrorism requires an imagination as fruitful as that of Lewis Carroll when he wrote “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”. – Editor]
+HR 8872 To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to double the Pell Grant award amount, improve the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, and reduce interest rates, and for other purposes (Frederica Wilson, D-FL, text not yet available).
The fact that Ms. Wilson’s bill has already attracted 31 co-sponsros – all of whom are Democrats – should be sufficient evidence for all Republicans to vote against it.
If this bill is like the many other schemes devised by the Left to display their thanks to colleges and universities for being nothing better than indocrination centers for young Americans, one can readily understand why it is yet another overture intended to stuff more taxpayer’s dollars into the pockets of Liberal/Socialist-run colleges and universities. Through the years, these kinds of bills have driven up the cost of higher education to the point where very few parents can afford to send their children to college without going into debt, and everything the Democrats have done has only made things worse.
+HR 7566 NZT Act To amend title 18, United States Code, to increase the punishment for human trafficking in a school zone, and for other purposes. (Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-TX, 8 pages).
It is not that human traffickers do not deserve harsh punishment that is both swift and sure, it is that Ms. Jackson-Lee thinks the crime more egregious if it occurs in a school zone. As usual, the gentlewoman from Texas is showboating once again! Nonetheless, her bill was passed in the House and has been forwarded to the Senate so they can waste time (and our money) on it.
HR 7181 Human Trafficking Prevention Act of 2022 (Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY, 3 pages).
To amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to direct the Secretary of Transportation to seek to provide for the posting of contact information of the national human trafficking hotline in the restrooms of each aircraft, airport, over-the-road bus, bus station, passenger train, and passenger railroad station operating within the United States, and for other purposes.
+S 3157 Bridging the Gap for New Americans Act (Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, 3 pages).
To require the Secretary of Labor to conduct a study of the factors affecting employment opportunities for immigrants and refugees with professional credentials obtained in foreign countries.
The text of this bill specifies that it shall apply only to non-citizens who are lawfully present in the United States.
The bill passed in the House of Representatives on a bi-partisan vote, although fifty-two Republicans voted against it. The bill has been forwarded to Mr. Biden.
HR 2988 Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act of 2021 (Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, 26 pages).
To amend title 5, United States Code, to modify and enhance protections for Federal Government whistleblowers, and for other purposes.
+HR 8326 Ensuring a Fair and Accurate Census Act (Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, 13 pages).
To amend title 13, United States Code, to improve the operations of the Bureau of the Census, and for other purposes.
It is unclear whether Ms. Maloney’s bill stipulates that the citizenship status of each person counted in the census shall be clearly defined; this is how sanctuary cities and States gain representation.
+S 4879 Expanding Financial Access for Underserved Communities Act (Alejandro Padilla, D-CA, 6 pages).
A bill to amend the Federal Credit Union Act to permit credit unions to serve certain underserved areas, and for other purposes. [Emphasis mine]
Unless Mister Padilla has some ulterior motive in mind to pursue should this bill be signed into law, the bill has no meaningful purpose. Please consider: If an enterprise, e.g. a bank, retail store, service center determine it is in their best interest, i.e. profitable to open an office in some “under served” area, they would do what is necessary to try to capture that segment of the market – they might (perhaps) need a permit from the State or municipal government but, as the laws are at present, a permit from the Federal government would not be necessary.
One cannot help but wonder what might be the true intent of Mr. Padilla’s bill.
+S 4886 A bill to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to clarify that a State may not use an individual’s failure to vote as the basis for initiating the procedures provided under such Act for the removal of the individual from the official list of registered voters in the State on the grounds that the individual has changed residence, and for other purposes (Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, text not yet available).
One does not necessarily need the text in order to derive the ulterior motive behind Ms. Klobuchar’s bill; it is apparent that she wishes to promote fraudulent voting and to condone it under Federal law.
+S 4891 A bill to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to authorize certain construction activities on public lands, and for other purposes (Bernie Sanders, Socialist-VT, Text not yet available).
One does not need to read the text to understand that if it is a bill sponsored or promoted by Mr. Sanders, it cannot possibly be in the best interest of the United States.
S 4893 A bill to amend the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to require certain disclosures by registrants regarding exemptions under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended (Gary Peters, D-MI, 2 pages).
This is a housekeeping bill that tightens the requirements for registering as a foreign agent.
++++S 4891 A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require States to provide for same day voter registration (Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, text not yet available).
ABSOLUTELY NOT! This bill would enable persons to travel from one State or District, and vote in another, which is the Democrat method for stealing elections. If a person is not responsible enough to register a reasonable amount of time prior to an election, they certainly do NOT deserve the privilege of voting.
+S 4892 A bill to require elementary and middle schools that receive Federal funds to obtain parental consent before changing a minor child’s gender markers, pronouns, or preferred name on any school form, allowing a child to change the child’s sex-base (Tim Scott, R-SC, text not yet available).
The bill’s title explains its content
+S 4897 A bill to make reforms at institutions of higher education (Tom Cotton, R-AR, text not yet available).
This bill was discussed on Maria Bartiromo’s Sunday television program; the purpose of the bill is to weed out foreign spies from universities that conduct research using Federal funds. It is a bill working in conjunction with S 4901
(John Cornyn, R-TX, text not yet available). A bill to amend the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, to modify requirements under that Act relating to exemptions, and for other purposes.
++++HR 8873 Presidential Election Reform Act (Zoe Lofgren, D-CA, 40 pages).
To amend title 3, United States Code, to reform the process for the counting of electoral votes, and for other purposes.
It should be enough to know that “Tugboat Zoe’s” bill is definitely not in the best interest of preserving our Electoral College system, as based on its one co-sponsor – Liz Cheney.
That said, the bill passed in the House of Representatives by a, generally, party line vote – a total of eight other (so-called) Republicans voted along with Liz Cheney to push it across the finish line; they are: Adam Kinzinger (IL), Peter Meijer (MI), Fred Upton (MI), John Katko (NY), Chris Jacobs (NY), Anthony Gonzalez (OH), Tom Rice (SC), and Jaime Herera-Beutler (WA).
++++HR 8882 To amend title 18, United States Code, to require a license to acquire or receive an assault weapon, and for other purposes (Chris Jacobs, R-NY, text not yet available).
It is especially disappointing to see someone who claims to be a Republican sponsoring a bill that (further) limits our rights under the 2nd Amendment.
S 8882 DISCLOSE Act of 2022 (Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, 64 pages).
This Act may be cited as the Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2022 or the DISCLOSE Act of 2022.
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes.
A cursory review of this bill revealed no overtly biased language e.g. that which might favor Democrats, but Mr. Whitehouse’s reputation as a “Fellow Traveler” amongst the socialists is not to be ignored.
+HR 6448 Invest to Protect Act of 2022 (Josh Gottheimer, D-NJ, 14 pages).
To direct the Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services of the Department of Justice to carry out a grant program to provide assistance to police departments with fewer than 200 law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.
+HR 8898 To require the Comptroller General of the United States to assess the efforts of the Secretary of Defense with respect to the National Defense Stockpile, and for other purposes (Elissa Slotkin, D-MI, text not yet available).
Representative Slotkin has introduced no less than two dozen bills related to the function of the House Committee on Armed Services. All the bills she has sponsored have been in the overall best interest of our military. This bill, however, is noteworthy because it appears she is working to ensure our military does not become depleted to the point it was when Mr. 0bama left office. In examining Ms. Slotkin’s political ideology, she ranks among the most conservative Democrats (15th), in the House of Representatives..
++S 4943 A bill to establish a moratorium on energy development in certain areas of the Gulf of Mexico, and for other purposes (Marco Rubio, R-FL, text not yet available).
At some point, one must decide whether it is more important to produce energy or to protect the offshore vista. The Gulf of Mexico is rich with petroleum reserves and those reserves must be tapped for the betterment of our country.
+++S 4919 Protecting the Border from Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act (James Lankford, R-OK, 6 pages).
To require an interagency strategy for creating a unified posture on counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) capabilities and protections at international borders of the United States.
Drug cartels and human traffickers working at the southern border of the United States are using drones to surveil the activities and deployment of Customs and Border Patrol Agents and other law enforcement entities, and to interfere with their activities. Senator Lankford’s bill will require these entities to coordinate their activities for the purpose of countering the drug cartels and human traffickers.
Retribution is harsh for whistleblowers who expose the Deep State.
RHEA COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY NEWS
It’s Election Time in Tennessee! Republicans in Rhea County are gearing up for the 2022 mid-term elections. We are enthusiastically supporting our candidates. It seems that on every road in the county one can see campaign signs and billboard ads encouraging support for Republicans. In our hometown newspaper, The Rhea-Herald, the story’s the same – lots of ads for the candidates and articles about events slated for them.
There is sad news regarding the Executive Committee. Elizabeth Gryder, our Chairperson, has resigned her position due to health concerns. She has served the RCRP in this position for three and one-half years. We shall miss her.
The RCRP will meet on 6 October. The meeting will be held at the Sheriff’s Training Center, 711 Eagle Lane, Evensville, TN. Join us and bring a friend!
Thank You Senator Ken Yager. State Senator Ken Yager has served the People of Rhea County in his current office since 2008. His efforts have brought numerous improvements to the State of Tennessee, and to the Citizens of Rhea County. This year, however; due to Tennessee’s growth, the Districts were redrawn and Rhea County is now a part of a new District. While we are confident that another Republican will be elected to serve us, we are also aware that Senator Ken Yager is going to be one tough act to follow! Again, Thank you Senator Yager!
NATURAL OPTIONS TO ADVERSITY: ADAPTATION OR EXTINCTION
Dr. Dan Eichenbaum
Climate Change has been a constant part of earth’s history since our planet was formed approximately two billion years ago. At one time, millions of years ago, the surface temperature on earth was 430,000 degrees. A great deal of climate change has certainly occurred since then. Most of North America was covered by a glacier two miles thick a mere 20,000 years ago, which is a tiny blip in time compared to the total lifespan of a planet that has celebrated 2 billion birthdays.
Climate Change might actually be an existential threat to human life on earth, but there is no unbiased scientific data to conclusively prove or disprove that prediction. The Age of Dinosaurs was ended by some type of climate catastrophe millions of years ago, and no one really knows for sure what lifeforms inhabited our planet before and after the dinosaurs. Apparently, our planet has continued its long-term existence regardless of the presence or absence of “life” above, on, or under its surface.
The concept that Earth’s climate is changing is not the “Hoax”. The “Hoax” is that, in our collective arrogance, humanity believes that we have the power to prevent or modify alterations in the earth’s ecosystem caused by forces well beyond our understanding and control.
The notion that mankind has any tool at all that could alter the natural trajectory of earth’s climate or that of our solar system is a fantasy. That fantasy is not part of the normal thought processes of most people. It has been created by politicians and their unprincipled scientist allies whose computer models are adjusted to predict the worst possible outcomes. These computer models predicting “Climate Armageddon” are a world-class fraud being used to generate a state of widespread fear about the future of life on earth to promote the globalist agenda.
The proposed cure, therefore, is the cruel deception that we can save planet earth by giving up our lifestyle and our individual freedom. The collectivist elite has sold this fantasy to the gullible and ignorant masses who are racing down the rabbit hole of global tyranny oblivious to the catastrophe that awaits them. They are the “useful idiots” of our era.
Younger generations are much more terrified of Climate Change than older people. The American education system and the national media have successfully indoctrinated students to believe that human activity, fossil fuse use, and capitalism are responsible for Climate Armageddon. The ability to use critical thinking and the scientific method to formulate and test theories is no longer taught, and “woke” culture prevents the social discourse and debate necessary to consider differing points of view. A population that is technically competent but intellectually ignorant is the goal of Marxist education.
Science only has meaning if its practitioners adhere strictly to the Scientific Method to design and carry out experiments. There can be no bias on the part of investigators. The data entered, the results evaluated, and the conclusions reached must be independent of the wishes of the sponsors and the participants. Only a hypothesis thus proven can be considered reliable and truthful.
Mandating a total switch to renewable energy before the U.S. economy and technology can adapt will lead to destructive burdens on most Americans. There will be increased energy costs for home heating, cooling, electricity, and transportation as well as instability of the U.S. electric power grid with increased blackouts. Because Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) will not have to rely on costly energy sources, the destruction of remaining U.S. manufacturing and middle-class jobs can be expected. Runaway inflation, burdensome taxes, shortages of food and commodities, a lower standard of living, and loss of individual freedom are all inevitable.
Humanity is faced with yet another attempt by the global elite to eliminate the systems of governance that support individual freedom. As the current Cycle of Tyranny repeats itself, millions will suffer and die while the rest of us hope and pray that sanity, enlightenment, and morality return.
If we have any chance to reverse the destruction of our Constitutional Republic, the deliberate denial of scientific fact cannot be allowed to continue.
Whether Climate Change is natural or man-caused, the only viable solution is the basic defense mechanism of all organisms, namely, Adaptation or Extinction.
Dr. Dan Eichenbaum hosts Freedom Forum, an entertaining and informative radio program, which is broadcast each week on WJRB FM. Tune in and hear the TRUTH! https://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/WJRB
CONTACT YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES TODAY!
Regardless of where you live in the United States, you can find your elected representatives at any level of government by visiting the following link. Remember: While they might be fairly bright, none of them can read your mind, so it is your obligation as a citizen to express your thoughts (and to urge all your friends and family and like-minded folks to do the same!)
Here’s a handy guide for Tennesseans in the 4th Congressional District:
|Joseph Robinette Biden (a.k.a. the “Big Guy”)
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington D.C. 20500
Phone: (202) 456-1414
Fax: (202) 456-2461
|U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn
357 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3344
Fax: (202) 228-0566
To contact visit website:
|U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty
Russell Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4944
Fax: (202) 228-3398
|U.S Representative Dr. Scott DesJarlais
2301 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6831
Fax: (202) 226-5172
|Governor Bill Lee
Tennessee State Capitol
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone: (615) 741-2001
Fax: (615) 532-9711
|Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House
Link above provides all methods of contact.
Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader
|State Representative Ron Travis
301 Sixth Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone: (615) 741-1450
|State Senator Ken Yager
301 Sixth Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone: (615) 741-1449 Fax: (615) 253-0237