Republicans I Know Don't Act This Way - And Response

Friday, August 16, 2019

Republicans I know would not tear crying children from the arms of their parents because their moms and dads are seeking a better life for their families. 

Republicans I know would not terrorize an entire segment of society with mass incarcerations just to make a political point. 

Republicans I know would not ignore advice on national security from people who clearly are smarter than they and instead allow narcissism to override common sense.

Republicans I know would not actively encourage racists in order to win re-election. 

Republicans I know would not enlist foreign governments to trash their political opponents or restrict the travel of duly elected members of Congress. 

So why then do Republicans in Congress turn a blind eye to a President who does all these things?  I sincerely hope that the Republicans I know, and whom I believe represent a majority of their party, will stand up to those in the party who now subscribe to the motto, “just go along to get along”. 

To paraphrase, "What shall it profit a [nation], if [it] shall gain the whole world, and lose [its] own soul?"

Sandra McCrea
Signal Mountain

* * *

I'm confused. All Ms. McCrea's “verifiable” allegations are laws/hold-overs from the Obama administration. What do they have to do with Republicans?

They were the “law of the land” before Trump. Trump has repeatedly asked Congress to address these issues.

I'm confused. I don't understand Ms. McCrea's point.

P. Steve Campbell



How The Civil War Will Start

2 Wrongs Never Make A Right

The Court Of Public Opinion Has Ruled - And Response


Last night’s protests across the country mark the beginning of a new chapter in American history. We are not in a civil war yet. But that reality is quickly approaching. The military has already ... (click for more)

I was outraged at the apparent excessive police restraint used on George Floyd. The man was on the ground with four police officers on his back, did one really need to put his knee on his neck?According ... (click for more)

Since the court of public opinion has already judged the officer in Minneapolis, the city should save money and not even have a trial. Let a volunteer, one of these tough guys who run around ... (click for more)



Opinion

How The Civil War Will Start

Last night’s protests across the country mark the beginning of a new chapter in American history. We are not in a civil war yet. But that reality is quickly approaching. The military has already deployed scouts to assess the situation in Chattanooga. My expectation is that the scouts will conclude the military’s resources are better spent in Nashville and Memphis. But nothing ... (click for more)

2 Wrongs Never Make A Right

I was outraged at the apparent excessive police restraint used on George Floyd. The man was on the ground with four police officers on his back, did one really need to put his knee on his neck?According to Chief Roddy apparently not and I agree. The officer has been charged with murder. Speaking of excessive force, I do not understand how protesters think destroying the property ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Tennessee Aquarium Announces Phased Reopening Plans

After standing empty for more than three months, the Tennessee Aquarium’s galleries will soon echo with the laughter and excited chatter of guests once again. The aquarium will begin a phased reopening to the public with exclusive opportunities for members beginning June 12-14. The Aquarium will then close for a few days to ensure new processes and safety protocols are operating ... (click for more)

County Courthouse Employees Go Home At Mid-Day Before Protestors Arrive

Employees at the Hamilton County Courthouse on Monday shut down at mid-day ahead of another wave of expected protestors. Trustee Bill Hullander said the action was taken after there was word that a protest would be held at 1:30 p.m. on the Courthouse grounds. He said, "We did not want to take a chance on something happening to one of our employees as they left to go home." ... (click for more)

Sports

Ray Deering, Popular Baylor School Administrator And Sports Columnist, Dies

Ray Deering, a beloved Baylor School administrator and sports enthusiast who wrote a popular sports column in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has died. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Deering was a 1961 graduate of Chattanooga High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Chattanooga in 1965. At UC he served as the sports editor of ... (click for more)

Trio Of Moc Runners Honored As CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Nathan Watson, Jonathan Boyd and Abbey Bateman were named to the 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team, as voted on by sports information directors around the country, for their excellence in the classroom and competition. The 2020 Academic All-District® Women's Track & Field / Cross Country Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes ... (click for more)