How The Civil War Will Start

Sunday, May 31, 2020

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 is guaranteed.

What will be the tipping point? These things have a pattern. And it’s important that you recognize this pattern.

This is how it works: There’s a social grievance. People protest. Law enforcement (not military) intervenes. The issue is either resolved or escalates.

Nine times out of 10 these things resolve themselves. But, every so often, they escalate. And the reason is always the same.

Some protester pushes things too far. And some member of law enforcement overreacts. Both sides are made up of decent people. But both sides have that one idiot.

The protesters are not a danger to the government. But those protesters include the mothers, wives and daughters of military men. And this is what starts a civil war.

When that police officer pushes things too far and harms the loved ones of military personnel, you no longer have an untrained opponent. You have military men highly skilled in the art of war with a good reason to kill you.

How do we prevent this? Both sides need to show restraint. To the protesters, protest. But keep that one idiot in check.

To law enforcement, do your duty. But, again, keep that one idiot in check. Remember that the man who killed George Floyd is not the only one getting prosecuted.

God Bless America,

Charles Bikas

 


Decosimo Is The Right Man For The School Board

Calling On My Senators To Fund Vote-By-Mail

Just The Facts Please


We are very fortunate to have an experienced accountant and businessman willing to give his time and effort to serve on the school board. It is not often that we get the opportunity to vote for ... (click for more)

The impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on all of our lives is clear. Even as some states begin to recover or even reopen, many of us are still worried for the health and well-being of ... (click for more)

As we continue to plod through the new “normal” here’s some numbers that I have been able to come up with. Information provided by The Atlantic / https://covidtracking.com/data as of 6/30/20. ... (click for more)



Opinion

Decosimo Is The Right Man For The School Board

We are very fortunate to have an experienced accountant and businessman willing to give his time and effort to serve on the school board. It is not often that we get the opportunity to vote for a candidate with all the qualifications necessary. Tom's interest is in the future of our education system. He brings a successful business approach to problems that our current system ... (click for more)

Calling On My Senators To Fund Vote-By-Mail

The impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on all of our lives is clear. Even as some states begin to recover or even reopen, many of us are still worried for the health and well-being of our families, friends and colleagues. But I’m also worried about the impact this crisis will have on our elections. After seeing how it impacted elections already this year in places like ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hiker Finds Body Of Missing Signal Mountain Man David Hunter

A body found in a wooded area of Signal Mountain on Wednesday has been identified as David Hunter, 27, who was reported missing by his family June 22, Signal Mountain Police Chief Mike Williams said. He was found by a hiker and reported to police who, along with the Signal Mountain Fire Department, recovered the body. The family was notified Wednesday. An autopsy will be ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has One-Day Record 118 Coronavirus Cases; Tennessee Has 5 More Deaths

Hamilton County recorded a record 118 new coronavirus cases, Health Department officials said on Wednesday. The previous high was 106 on June 5. The cases have reached 2,643 in Hamilton County. Deaths remain at 30. There are now 46 coronavirus (or pending coronavirus) patients in local hospitals, including 28 from Hamilton County. The number of those in Intensive Care ... (click for more)

Sports

Chattanooga Football Club Returns to Play July 11th In The NISA Independent Cup

The Chattanooga Football Club is inching ever-closer to their first competitive match in months. In order to prepare for this momentous occasion, a match against the Georgia Revolution, coach Peter Fuller’s team went from socially-distanced training to full-contact drills this week. “It feels wonderful,” said coach Fuller. “The four weeks of social distancing tried our patience ... (click for more)

Tennessee Athletics Transitioning to Mobile Ticketing for 2020-21

After successfully introducing a mobile ticketing option for single-game football tickets in 2019, Tennessee Athletics is transitioning to mobile ticketing for all ticket options across all ticketed sports in 2020-21. Mobile tickets, which exist digitally on smart phones and are scanned when entering an athletic venue, promote health and safety via contactless entry while also ... (click for more)