Declare Your Independence!

Many of us in Tennessee have been greatly disappointed in the outcomes of the August primary.  Unfortunately many of the best party candidates were eliminated during the primaries, and members of the liberty movement in Tennessee have expressed their frustration and concern at the outcome.  The two party system has yet again failed, in most…

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TN-TAC on WIVK’s Sound Off

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Lesley Swann, State Coordinator for the Tennessee Tenth Amendment Center, was the featured guest on Knoxville’s WIVK “Sound Off” radio show on July 4. Host Josh Blanchard and Lesley discussed the Tea Party movement and the Tenth Amendment during the show. cross-posted from the Tennessee Tenth Amendment Center

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TN Health Care Freedom Act Resurrected

In a ninth inning push to protect Tennesseans from the penalty provisions of Obamacare, the state Senate made an unprecedented move to recall from committee SB2560, the companion bill to Rep. Susan Lynn’s Health Care Freedom Act (HB2622).  If passed, HB2622 will write into law a policy statement for all Tennesseans that health care mandates…

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Zach Wamp, Physical Education, and the Constitution

Rep. Zach Wamp has been campaigning on state sovereignty, the Tenth Amendment, and “meeting the feds at the border” when they overstep their constitutional bounds.  Yet again, Rep. Wamp’s actions speak louder than words, as in the same breath as he is talking state sovereignty he also brags about legislation that he co-authored which introduces…

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TN Action Items: Update for the Week of May 10

Last week, the legislation working its way through the Tennessee General Assembly and Governor’s office took a back seat to the disastrous flooding that occurred in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.  If you would like to help your fellow Tennesseans as they work to get back on their feet, WKRN in Nashville has compiled a list…

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Legislative Update for the Week of April 12

In addition to the health care and free enterprise legislation going before the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday, there are several other important bills that need our support this week. The issuance of a state attorney general opinion that leaves out the most important part of the Constitution’s supremacy clause and then proceeds to completely…

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Tennessee Boasts 13 Signers of the 10-4 Pledge

The Great State of Tennessee now boasts 13 signers of the Tenth Amendment Center’s 10-4 Pledge. By signing the 10-4 Pledge each candidate commits to uphold the U.S. Constitution and specifically the Tenth Amendment every decision, every time, no excuses. To read the pledge, visit http://pledge.tenthamendmentcenter.com. Not all signed pledges have been posted on the…

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Action Item: Movement on 4 Important Bills in Tennessee

The Tennessee General Assembly will be taking action on four important bills this week.  These bills cover a wide range of issues, including health care, greenhouse gas regulation, Real ID, and firearms.  It is critical to contact state legislators as soon as possible to express support for these bills. SB3177/HB2417 – Health Care Choice Act…

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Action Alert: TN Sovereignty Bills in Committee

The Industrial Impact Subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee is attempting to prevent legislation introduced by Rep. Susan Lynn from making their way to the House floor.  Four pieces of legislation introduced by Lynn have been deferred to the subcommittee’s to the last calendar meeting.  According to a letter sent to a Tennessee Tenth Amendment…

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