An Honest Politician, For A Change

Friday, October 19, 2018

After having being involved in local politics and campaigns for many years, I finally had enough.  Saying one thing then doing another. Voted in by the people, then serving the power brokers and big donors. Private "conference calls" to avoid public scrutiny, and so much more. Good grief, believe me, I've seen it all, and know many of those that fit that description. And we wonder why voters are so cynical and have no respect for politicians.

Don't get me wrong, not everyone in politics betrays the public trust.  It's just that even well meaning people can be tainted by the money, the power, the influential new "friends", and over time begin to show that they forget who "brung them to the dance." 

One man in particular, however, stands out from most of the rest and that man is our own congressman Mike Carter. I could tell you stories (some that are darn funny) where Congressman Carter has been subjected to pressure from some very powerful individuals, interest groups, and companies to "toe the line", vote a certain way, or they would take their toys and go home. To put it in layman's terms, Mike basically told them in one case I recall,  that he would not be intimidated and would make a "parking lot" out of their business interests if need be.

I have told Congressman Carter on many occasions that I think he would make a fine governor.  If only he could eventually be talked into running. As is Mike's way, he just smiled.

My bottom line is that Congressman Mike Carter has always proven himself to be an honest no nonsense attorney and politician. His unpretentious, quiet, determination to do the job he signed up for, and to always keep his word, makes him worthy of your respect and support.

Bill Reesor


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Opinion

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I personally know (and still work alongside) many folks who worked diligently, professionally, and efficiently, at great risk in the first minutes of the response, to work this truly tragic crash. They did it with a dedication that, unless you've done it before, you wouldn't ever understand. They risked not only their physical safety but their mental stability, too. From the ... (click for more)

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I read the Chattanoogan story titled, “Humane Educational Society Officials Say Chip Baker Trying To Derail $10 Million County Gift For New Shelter.” The story of Commissioner Chip Baker along with other commissioners reconsidering the investment of a new second animal shelter for Hamilton County is hope for common sense. The story states, “Commissioner Baker is among some ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Commission Votes To Give Humane Educational Society $10 Million For New Shelter

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Sports

Garrick Hall Gets 300th Win As Hixson Wrestling Coach

Tuesday, November 20 will be a day coach Garrick Hall remembers for the rest of his life. He took his Hixson wrestling team to Crossville to face teams from Cookeville and Stone Memorial. The Wildcats won both, beating the Cavaliers by a 42-27 final before topping the Panthers by a 52-27 margin, handing Hall his 300 th dual-meet victory in the process. “It took a while, ... (click for more)

Strong Second Half Leads East Hamilton Past Franklin County, 58-40

East Hamilton’s Lady Hurricanes broke away from a 25-all tie at halftime with Franklin County on Tuesday as Madison Hayes scored 13 of her game-high 27 points in the third quarter of a 58-40 non-district victory in Winchester. The Lady Canes (3-0) have won their first three games by an average of 13 points and Hayes has scored 84 points and averaged 28 points in the team’s fast ... (click for more)