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TAG Promotes Bill on State Sovereignty

A bill on State Sovereignty for Tennessee is again at the forefront. State Sovereignty is about Tennessee’s right to self govern against federal government encroachment on rights the U.S. Constitution gives to the states alone.

Tennessee State Attorney Skrmetti claims that 2024 will be “a year of clarity” in which Tennessee will take the lead in “pushing back against the expanding powers of the federal government.”   Some of those areas are social media health threats to children and stopping transgender medical procedures on minors. 1

Changing federal law is addressed in federal court, and our Attorney General is indeed taking the lead. However, our AG points out it is our elected officials that make the decision on what policy the citizens of Tennessee want.  And to that end, the people decide. So, how does that happen? 

Usually, the federal government sends out some law or mandate .   When it deprives life, liberty or property, the people rise up and demand relief. Our General Assembly only meets the first 4 months of the year.  While a Special Session can be called, we saw during Covid it took 18 months after the emergency began for them to meet and draft protective legislation.

A new bill on State Sovereignty speeds up the process. SB2058 2

This bill will provide for a committee that meets regularly throughout the year to review federal acts or laws that violate Tennessee’s Constitution by oppressing our citizens.  The Tennessee Constitution rejects a doctrine of nonresistance, therefore, the G.A. has a mandate to act.  They will have several options with this bill  including issuing a Resolution of Noncompliance.

The sponsor of the bill, Senator Adam Lowe, says  “Now more than ever, state sovereignty seems to be our only hope at establishing a healthy balance with our federal counterparts. This bill, in addition to my “Made in Tennessee” bill, will allow us to put substantive action into place to monitor when the state of Tennessee should flex its authority to manage its business.”

            Tennessee Action Group of Fentress County met with legislators for months and assisted in drafting the bill. The bill has great traction and is barely out the gate.  We are proud to continue our mission enjoining all our efforts towards protecting and supporting the state of Tennessee and its citizens. For article references, please see www.tennactiongroup.org.

  1. https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/22jtn88nsulyqt5fp1d8i/Interview-with-TN-AG-Skrmetti.docx?rlkey=vj9egankedlhafrclegfpdylp&dl=0 The article is behind a paywall. Original article is at: https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/in-the-foxhole-tennessee-takes-on-biden-admin-wall-street-big-tech-5557325
  2. https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB2058

Jan. Meeting is Thurs. Jan 25

The Monthly TAG meeting will meet at 6 pm on Jan 25th, rather than Jan 16 (due to the wintry weather forecast). Meeting will be at El Azul Restaurant in Jamestown.

ARE YOU READY FOR 2024?

WELCOME TO 2024 !!….it’s going to be a bumpy ride…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vEEh0GF_C8 But we will do it together.  

The past year gave us a chance to breathe a bit after covid, and then took it away with a NEW insanity every day, if you were following the news.  It’s hard to keep up, and many have stopped trying. That’s ok.  We understand. We are watching Ukraine, Israel, the financial market, the medical market, the food market and a whole bunch of other “stuff.”  And struggling with indigestion quite a bit… 

However, TAG is about TENNESSEE!  So get ready, we have a lot coming up during the 2024 sessions!   

TAG has done a deep dive into nullification- state resistance to federal overreach. We are following last year’s bill–HB0726.  It made it through the first house committee, and did not get a second in the senate committee. It can be reintroduced again this year.  

We spend months reading up on nullification, doing a time-line from 1803 to present, including SCOTUS cases and multitudes of 45-page law reviews. Tennessee needs to make a stand against federal encroachment and a campaign is brewing across the state with grassroots groups, including TN Citizens for State Sovereignty (TNCSS) https://tncss.substack.com/. 

TAG will also follow updates on education. It looks like we have about lost the fight… SEL- social emotional learning is another version of CRT- critical race theory. While CRT has been outlawed by our general assembly in 2023, it lives and breathes as SEL and is pervasive in the schools. It is a marxist agenda and folks, in our opinion, our children have been sacrificed on the altar and there is no relief.  School choice is another brick on that road, because what the government funds it controls. If you expect the government, that has brought us thus far, to educate your children any better than they are handling ANYTHING then think again. This has been in the planning for a long time, and it is coming to fruition. We will try to stick our proverbial fingers in the dyke.     

You can follow the same website we will from a presentation this week by Tiffany Boyd of www.freeyourchildren.com.  If you are game for a deeper dive, James Lindsay, of New Discourse is great, also.  He explains all the marxist influence of current education.  And as we stated on FB, if you cannot understand there is a problem, it may be because you are too well trained from all our own education- believe and obey the authorities and “experts.”   I hope you see where they got us thus far. 

These are not the only issues we will be following, and as the bills “hit the fan” this month (cough cough) we will update hard and heavy.  

We will be in Nashville each week starting around the end of the month,  most probably Wednesdays. If you want to go you are welcome anytime. You must contact us via email — TNActionGroup@protonmail.com.  We leave early, 7a.m.-ish and return 6p.m.-ish.  It is a long day, but we cruise and see all the representatives we can all day long.  This will be brief. There will be plenty of activity and information SOON. 

Hope to see you Thursday, January 18th,  at El Azul for our monthly meeting.   

Meeting Thurs. Nov. 16!

The next meeting is Thursday, November 16 at 6 pm at El Azul Restaurant in Jamestown!

Rep. Keisling To Talk about August’s Special Session at 9/21 TAG Meeting

SPECIAL SESSIONS UPDATE with Rep. Kelly Keisling at TAG meeting, on Thursday, 9/21 at 6 pm

Rep. Kelly Kieisling will discuss August’s controversial Congressional Special Sessions held on red flag laws. He will discuss what exactly happened, and why.  
 
Kelly joined with other legislators to vote for adjournment. Speaker Sexton warned against voting for adjournment, (which would have saved almost $500,000 of taxpayer monies). 
 
Kelly voted to adjourn with 6 other representatives. Speaker Sexton immediately removed Kelly as Chair of State and Local Government committee.

WHERE: El Azul Restaurant, Jamestown, TN
WHEN: 5pm Supper, 6pm Meeting

 

Next Meeting Thurs. October 19!

Thursday, October 19, 2023
El Azul Restaurant
5pm Supper, 6pm Meeting

AGENDA
Handout:  Agenda 2030 activity IN TENNESSEE for web site
Update: Article re: condoms in library; Meeting with Library Board on Tues 10/17
Review: on nullification and state sovereignty campaign. It almost died, but didn’t… we’ve spoken to senators and representatives 
Hot Topics: what’s on your mind? Voting Integrity. Illegal Immigration. 2nd Amendment. Education.  
Local stuff
State Speaker, state politicians, etc.

TAG Meeting This Thur. July 20!

TAG meeting July 20th
El Azul Restaurant
5pm Supper, 6pm Meeting
     
MEETING AGENDA:VIDEO: “NONCOMPLIANT”(watch before meeting!)
By fate, this video appeared and was introduced to TAG right after our inception 2 years,  and it was a ‘zinger’….. We think it’s important for everyone to see. Our Constitution forms the backbone of the fight we find ourselves in, in every form, whether understood and seen or not. What gives us the fight to continue? We contend that only by fully embracing the inalienable truths, and understanding the foundations and formation of the Constitution in relations to the feds can we stand our ground for our state. 

Here is the link where you can see the movie: https://vimeo.com/562959655?login=true
or here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJomWxW6pcU

Warning: it may start ‘slow’ (first 10 minutes)… hang in there.  We will discuss Non Compliant, at the next meeting July 20th, and will have an outline and video clips. This is a time for group interaction, discussion, sharing. A new TAG brochure will be introduced, actually an update of our current one. TAG has a new ‘tenet’… and it relates to the above…We will do a quick update on the gun control session.

There is an inside story. (Surprised?)This is something a little different. However, we feel the video was so impactful you will be glad you saw watched it, and a strong potential you will be changed…and prepared…See you then!

Outline of Video:  (questions and discussion)
1- History is our Guide
2- Inverted Hierarchy
3- We Created Our States
4- Constitutional Compact
5- Securing our State Rights
6- Undelegated Power
7- Checks and Balances
8- Sheriff
9- We Will Not Comply
10- For Our Posterity

Sign Cumberland County’s Petition to Stop the Gun Grab Saturday July 15

TAG will be supporting concerned citizens in Crossville on Saturday July 15, who will be sharing information and a petition at the downtown courthouse on Main Street from 9 am-5 pm. Look for the tent! Featuring food and music. A representative of Tennessee Firearms Association will be on site with information.

Tell the Governor What YOU Think About More Gun Laws

CONSERVATIVE VOICES REMAIN SILENT…

“The Tennessean (newspaper) obtained through a public records request 9,850 submissions to the feedback portal and sorted entries as generally supportive of additional legislation around firearms or generally opposing new measures. More than 7,100 people expressed support for additional gun reform, with more than 2,000 opposing any additional laws regulating firearms in Tennessee.”

The POINT, besides noting we have stupid and/or unethical people in government who released the names, is that CONSERVATIVES ONCE MORE HAVE DROPPED THE BALL. 

What do YOU think?

IN CASE YOU ARE WILLING TO SPEAK UP, HERE IS THE LINK: https://stateoftennessee.formstack.com/forms/specialsession_public_safety

AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS.

Protect Your Gun Rights! Sign the Petition to Fentress County State Reps.

Tent Days AT HISTORIC COURTHOUSE DOWNTOWN.

Friday 10 am-5 pm and Saturday 9 am-5pm
  • NEXT TENT DAYS: July 21 & 22

Tennessee Action Group (TAG) was at the Historic Courthouse downtown Jamestown – Friday and Saturday, June 21 & 22.

Sign the Petition to Fentress County state representatives opposing Red Flag Laws (under any name including “protection orders”.) Governor Lee has called a Special Sessions of the legislature on August 21 to address new gun laws.
There will be music, food and drawings to win prizes. (To enter the drawing, you need to take the Constitution Quiz.)
 
The petition asks that our state representatives reject any bills that are unconstitutional regarding our 2nd Amendment and Article 1 Section 26 of the TN Constitution.

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