Tennessee is under attack. I finally spent two weeks there last Spring. I fell in love with the people, the landscapes and its rich American culture. It is a Red State and is now under attack. My heart goes out to the good people of Tennessee. May they resist all attacks on their lifestyle and the US constitution.
Ian MacConnell writes in the American Thinker:
The battle for the soul of America has been going on for a while, but up to now, it hasn’t been waged openly or directly. It has mostly involved lying politicians and media, hidden election manipulation, clandestine censorship by corrupt government agencies — things like that. The tactics are about to change.
The events of the last few weeks have drawn national attention to Tennessee, providing the left with the opportunity it needed to begin attacking red states openly and directly. Like the Eye of Sauron, the left has now focused its malevolent gaze upon Tennessee. From the venal, twisted creatures they’ve fraudulently installed in national office all the way down to any slimy thing they can coax out from under a rock, the forces of Mordor are coming for Tennessee.
Tennessee is under attack because of what it represents. Tennessee is a red state that still upholds the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the rule of law. Its people are free to live their lives, and they still cherish traditional American values like faith, family, and patriotism. Tennessee, you have so much to be proud of. You’re still everything the rest of us love about America, and the left hates you for it.
The pressure is only going to intensify regarding both the Nashville school shooting and the expulsion of the two Democrat representatives from Memphis. Two of the left’s favorite activities are involved here: making opportunistic demands for gun control after an incident and making spurious claims against Republicans of racism. They’re using public pressure to force Tennesseans into gun control and to get them to acknowledge their claims of racism. This is the opening skirmish in an existential fight over 10th Amendment protection from the federal government, and it will affect the survival of all red states going forward.
When Gov. Lee, a few months ago, told some media flak who was talking about concealed-carry permits that the Constitution is his carry permit in Tennessee, every Republican in America pumped his fist and said, “Yes!” After the Nashville school shooting, he brought up the idea of placing armed security guards at schools. Bravo — that was the right idea. But suddenly, now that the left is pressurizing the Nashville shooting, he’s advocating for red flag laws. That is the wrong idea. Doesn’t he recognize the face of tyranny when he sees it?