It’s not surprising that the number of Americans viewing the federal government unfavorably is negative. What is surprising is that 28% of society are such morons that they don’t view the US government unfavorably.
I am highly frustrated with you. Over two years ago, we had a bill that would have required Federal agents to seek approval from the local sheriff before serving any sort of warrant. If Federal agents proceeded without this particular check and balance, they could be held accountable for anything they did, as though they were an non-uniformed citizen performing the same actions. Going in with guns drawn would be considered brandishing a weapon, or even armed robbery. Taking peoples’ possessions would be theft. Holding them at gun point would be kidnapping. This is reasonable, because we can not vote FBI agents, fish and wildlife agents, etc out of office, but we can vote a sheriff out of office, if he becomes oppressive. (Well, at least more reasonably so than a federal agent.) A year after the bill was introduced, Federal Fish and Wildlife agents stormed the offices of Gibson Guitar for the second time in 2 years, without a warrant being served either time, and took a million dollars worth of the owner’s possessions, which as far as I know have yet to be returned. This terrorizes the people who work in these places. Yesterday, FBI and IRS agents, sadly along with Knoxville police, stormed Pilot’s headquarters. As you know, this is the company associated with our governor Bill Haslam, and his family. The SWAT style raid appears to be over paperwork regarding rebates given to some of Pilot’s customers. The employees still don’t know if there is even a criminal charge in this. This is a very difficult way for the Haslams to find out what the people as Gibson felt like. This is not the proper way to look for problems with paperwork, and it is terrorizing the citizens of this state. When this bill was in committee last year, you and Mr. Yeager walked out. I talked to Joe Carr and Stacey Campfield about running this legislation yet again this year. Joe did not submit the bill, because Ms. Harwell had instituted a 15 bill limit, but he left one slot open until the last possible moment in hopes of running this bill. The reason he did not submit it, was on Mr. Campfield’s advice, that it would be a waste of a bill slot, because he felt you, and Mr. Yeagar would kill this bill in committee, just like you had the previous year. Thus, I called your office. While I never could get in a direct conversation with you, your secretary finally delivered the message that you don’t comment on bills not yet in committee. This was a worthless answer, that did nothing to move the bill along, because we needed to know if you’d kill the bill again, before we wasted the time trying to push it through the process. If anything, that comment is what effectively caused the bill to die yet again. I want to make sure you know, that you are responsible for the lack of checks and balances that made this raid on Pilot possible. If the bill had passed, it would have at least required Sheriff Jones to be notified. He could have either signed off on it, or decided to serve the warrant himself. A sheriff who cares for those who vote for him, might have been more delicate in how he proceeded with the investigation. Otherwise, if he simply signed off on it, and the raid was done in this manner, that would have been a potential issue come election, for a public that is fed up with this type of abuse from law enforcement. That’s why this is called the constitutional sheriff bill. In the end, law enforcement is supposed to be accountable to those they SERVE and PROTECT. We aren’t supposed to be their serfs, such that they can come charging into our villages, swords drawn, to terrorize us. I hope, one day, you come to realize how messed up the checks and balances have become, and the importance of positions such as sheriff, constable, citizen grand jury, and a proper grand jury foreman are. The fact, we have corrupted these offices, is the very reason we see out of control law enforcement today. Pilot is far from an isolated example. It just happens to be the governor’s company.
Samuel David Duck
Just another day in the Organized Community of Chicago enjoying the tranquility of their gun-free zone utopia:
Luis Quizphe and Luis Aucaquizhpi were disarmed by Gun Control Freaks like Barry Sotero, Rahm Emmanuel, Richard Daley and their unconstitutional (and therefore patently illegal) infringements on the right to keep and bear arms. The Gun Control Freaks have created a playground for the criminal element to kill the law-abiding.
They are liable for the injuries sustained by Luis Quizphe. They aided and abetted the criminals by preventing Quizphe from defending himself against their unconstitutional and therefore illegal gun-free zone (that isn’t).
Maybe Michelle Obama will visit Quizphe since she’s in town and explain to him how the crime rate is so much better with the gun-free zone and if it were not for that, Quizphe would have been robbed and shot in the leg a long time ago in the gun-free zone.
Note that no arrests have been made for the crime that was caught on camera. But we need drones to watch us?
Does anyone else find it odd that we can immediately see the video for events like this or the internet café robbery attempt, but months later you haven’t seen anything from the alleged shootings by Jared Lee Loughner, James Holmes or Adam Lanza? Cameras at all, all recording, but never shown. Which events have you actually seen evidence of? Which events are we using to form knee-jerk legislation with?
How many times is the School Board going to be sued or make a settlement? This has become a regular occurrence the past couple of years. Maybe some of that bloated budget could be reduced if the taxpayers didn’t have to keep paying legal fees for the decisions that overpaid Rob Britt, Director of Schools and the authoritarian School Board make. The details of these settlements and reprimands should be public record except in rare circumstances.
Peggy Lambert’s expert, Lt. Rick Baker, was the School Resource Officer. This is one more reason why SRO’s are a waste of money.
“We’re putting in a training program, the first of its kind in Tennessee, that trains frontline staff from the gas station attendant to the restaurant hostess or waiter or waitress.” Tami Vater, Smoky Mountains Tourism Development Authority
Isn’t that swell. The County is broke, the Commission is looking at thrusting a wheel tax on voters, after they defeated a sales tax increase 6 months ago and now we learn that the hotel/motel tax is being spent to train gas station attendants rather than balance the budge. There are really some brilliant people ‘leading’ Blount County. It’s like these fascist thugs are trying to find new ways to be stupid, in addition to being selfish.
The thugs and overlords don’t even bother to hide their agenda anymore. It’s not a left vs right thing. George Bush Sr. talked about a New World Order in 1991.
Who among Americans ever asked these scumbags to create a “New World Order”? These Luciferians are from the worst pits of hell.
“Savage aggression” is exactly that these Luciferian scum are. They won’t be happy until they enslave us all.
Imagine the tax savings if people actually educated their own children instead of expecting their neighbors to pay more and more and more taxes to do it. The subpar education can be greatly improved if you do it yourself, while saving your neighbors a ton of money in the process.
THOU SHALT NOT STEAL, except through forced government taxation to educate your kids and get what you want from government funded by your neighbors.
THOU SHALT NOT COVET THY NEIGHBOR’S GOODS, except when you want to educate your kids or for anything else you want from taxpayers, who’s goods you stold.
Formerly part of the 10 Commandments, now the 10th plank of the Communist Manifesto.