Politics And The Law

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Remember, if you like your Constitution you can keep it.  Period.  

That is if you can recognize it through all the lies, deceptions, misrepresentations, promises, political speeches, and back-door political maneuvering and arm-twisting by elected officials to secure those big bucks that guarantee job security for them or their political party for a few more years.  Do not allow them to distort, misquote, and try to sell their revised meanings to you to suit their purposes.  They do not have that power....unless we, as Americans, are willing to turn it loose.

For this special season, give yourself and your family the gift that never fails to keep on giving, just as it has for the last 276 years.  Find that old copy of our Constitution and all of its Amendments, including our Bill of Rights, and together read the facts because that is the only place you will find them.  All of them.  And they cannot be disputed. 

Our Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land.  Our earliest forefathers fought wars to open a pathway for us to obtain it and we have fought our worst wars to hold onto it.  We must protect it from the influence of foreign powers, and now from those within our own country who seem to consider themselves too wise, too important, and too progressive for the tried-and-true simplicity of the words of our founding fathers and the unyielding power of our Republic.  Do not allow anyone on the face of the Earth (or its satellites) to take it away from us.  It instructs our government in detail on how each branch is to function and to whom it is responsible.  But most importantly, it contains, establishes, and guarantees our freedoms.  All of them in detail.  Every one of us should know them by heart to ensure that they are never forgotten or lost.  They are what we must continue to fight to defend, even among our own people.

Charlotte Parton

Petty County Tyrants - And Response (2)

Last week's County Commission meeting was quite a show. Ironically, the preacher giving the opening invocation asked that "truth may prevail" because that is the opposite of what happened. What we actually saw was bickering, verbal attacks, and a collapse of democratic discourse. It is typically not my approach to "attack" individuals, but as each commissioner made public statements, ... (click for more)

Enforce The Bond Forfeiture In Padgett Case

Now that Christopher Padgett  was taken into custody by the Chattanooga Police Department and checked back into the Hamilton County jail, I trust the judge will do no favors and enforce the forfeiture of Padgett's entire $350,000 bond. Padgett was accused of murder, he was granted $350,000 bond and he ran. Padgett was found guilty. A convicted murderer was ... (click for more)

School Board Chooses Charlotte Firm For Superintendent Search Firm; Lennon, Testerman Want To Keep Kelly

The County School Board on Thursday night voted 5-4 to choose a Charlotte, N.C., search firm to pick a new county school superintendent. Coleman Lew and Associates was selected over McPherson & Jacobson of Omaha. That vote came after board members Kathy Lennon and David Testerman started the session by saying they are very pleased with Interim Supt. Kirk Kelly and would ... (click for more)

Judge Finds Young Guilty Of Lesser Charge In Fatal Wreck On Highway 58

Judge Tom Greenholtz on Wednesday found William Henry Young guilty of a lesser charge in a fatal traffic accident on Highway 58. The judge, who heard the case without a jury, ruled the 56-year-old former TVA employee guilty of criminally negligent homicide. He had been charged with vehicular homicide. Sentencing will be in December. Judge Greenholtz dismissed charges ... (click for more)

CCS Wins, Notre Dame Falls in A-AA State Soccer Tourney

MURFREESBORO -- Chattanooga Christian sophomore Addie Henry celebrated her 16th birthday in style here Wednesday night with a goal and an assist to help CCS defeat Madison Academic Magnet (Jackson, Tenn. – 16-5-3), 3-0, in a A-AA state quarterfinal match played at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. Teammates Kyra Duble and Olivia Hoffman also scored goals, while Taylor Price ... (click for more)

DeBord Happy To Have Kelly, Hurd In Vols' Backfield

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --  Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike DeBord, defensive coordinator Bob Shoop and tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Larry Scott spoke reporters at Wednesday's press conference in the Ray and Lucy Hand Digital Studio. No. 18 Tennessee (5-2, 2-2 SEC) takes on South Carolina (3-4, 1-4 SEC) on Saturday at Williams-Brice ... (click for more)