Wamp Flip Flop On Traditional Marriage

Friday, August 1, 2014

Just who will the populist Weston Wamp represent if elected? But there are already notable examples of how his chief campaign advisor, Zach Wamp, morphed into something other than the constitutional conservative he said he was.

Zach was a key supporter of the Defense of Marriage Act, which Congress passed to keep the federal courts from stepping on states' rights. Last year, Zach said he would not sign that legislation again. According to the Times/Free Press, he "praised the Supreme Court for responding to changes in public opinion and momentum in the gay rights movement." The Constitutional mandate of the Supreme Court is to interpret the plain language of the law, not "changes in public opinion."

But Obama is ignoring DOMA and liberal courts continue overturning state initiatives to define marriage. This week, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Virginia’s definition of marriage as between a man and a woman -- a 2006 constitutional amendment passed by Virginia voters. Zach's flip-flop on DOMA is calculated to collect more Democrat primary votes for Weston.

Why would Democrats cross primary lines to vote for Wamp unless Fleischmann is a greater threat to the Obamas agenda?

Rachel Miller
Signal Mountain

The Tragedy In America's Jails

I've been attacked trying to sound the alarm about mass incarceration for just about any and every offense, no matter how small, made up or non-existing. I've been told such things as "if you can't do the time, then don't do the crime".  "Stop whining!" "You must be guilty of something!" And quite a number of  more choice words and name calling I won't go into here. But, ... (click for more)

Alexander Should Do Something About The Affordable Health Care Act Price Increase

Re:  Alexander's remarks about Tennesseans not affording "Affordable Health Care Act" prices Mr. Alexander,  Your message stated, Tennesseans can't afford a 44 percent to 62 percent increase in the Affordable Care prices.  I simply ask, as Senate Health Committee chairman, why don't you do something about it?  Don't tell us something most know already.  ... (click for more)

State Board In Nashville Approves New Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital

Members of the board of the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency in Nashville on Wednesday unanimously approved a new $25 million Behavioral Health Hospital planned by Erlanger Health Systems on Holzclaw Avenue.   Parkridge Valley Hospital and CADAS had opposed the issuance of Certificate of Need.  The 88-bed facility will provide "acute adult inpatient ... (click for more)

Pinkston Says Offer Was Made To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Him If Prosecution Of Detective Burns Was Dropped; Judge Greenholtz "Greatly Bothered" By Any Such Offer

District Attorney Neal Pinkston said at a hearing Tuesday that an offer was made to drop a lawsuit filed against him by Gatlinburg detective Rodney Burns if he would dismiss two perjury counts against Burns. The district attorney said he should not be disqualified from continuing to prosecute the case or else attorneys would begin suing him or the judge to get a new DA or trial ... (click for more)

Unbeaten Baylor Volleyballers Roll Past Soddy Daisy

The 2016 high school volleyball season is only 10 days old, but the Baylor Lady Red Raiders are already playing in mid-season form. Fresh off a strong weekend where they beat perennial state power Brentwood twice en route to winning the prestigious Early Bird Tournament in Knoxville, the Lady Raiders continued that consistent strong play on Wednesday evening as they made short ... (click for more)

Nine Headed To East Ridge Hall Of Fame On Sept. 9

East Ridge will induct nine people into its Hall of Fame at halftime of the Central-East Ridge football game on Sept. 9. The 2016 inductees: 1.  DAVID COPELAND - 1964-1967. Played football and track for three years. Captain of both sports. Earned a football scholarship to the University of Tennessee. 2.  CARLENE ELLIOTT RYON - 1964-1967. Played basketball ... (click for more)