Where Are The Voices Of Reason?

Monday, June 21, 2021

I love Tennessee. Mostly for its natural beauty. Certainly not for its pervasive dumbness.

Seems like the very people who are elected to look after our best interests are hellbent on enabling and facilitating the very worst.

Thanks to the legislative freedom afforded everyone in this state, anybody - and that literally is anybody - can own an open or conceal carry a firearm without having any formal training, education, practical use or common sense.

This makes everyone safer? From whom?  Now, the idiots and sickos are on a level playing field with those of us who sought the knowledge and training to protect ourselves from exactly those people.

A provocative side of American government is readying for a coup at the risk to all who stand in the way of a radical authoritarian ideology.

We are a commodity of what they consider collateral damage; drive-bystanders.

Buy up all the ammo.  Prep for the day. Just remember. You put your own family in the crossfire of your chaos.

When I walk into corporate retail establishments like ACE hardware and see plastic three packs of 30 round AR15 magazines, I have to wonder, “what kind of America are these people wishing for?”

The insanity in today’s United States is thick with hate, anger and division and Tennessee is a poster state for it.

I pray that ignorance is not bliss or we are surely headed into a darkness this nation has never seen - including the Civil War.

We desperately need voices of reason to change the path we are on.

Cleveland Wheeler



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