The Lock Down PossibilityNow that I have arrived back in White Pine (although I have to return to Nashville on Saturday for a day-long Knights of Columbus mid-year meeting) after the Day of Infamy at the Legislature, the magnitude of what has occurred is really beginning to sink in.
I must sadly say that the events of this past week has dealt a severe blow to what ability I might have had to trust a Democrat-any Democrat. I watched as even those people who I thought were honorable went along with such a dishonorable, decietful, and despicable act. I suspect that a lot of Republicans in the General Assembly feel the same way. None of them can trust a single person in the Democratic Caucus on their honor. Democrats in Nashville, it would seem, have no morals, faith, or fear. I am not even sure that I trust the ones who I thought were friendly anymore, on a personal level.
This lack of trust will likely impact business in the General Assembly. If the Democrats had delayed the vote on constitutional officers any longer, there was serious talk among Republicans of sending the General Assembly into "lock down," refusing to allow adjornment until the Joint Convention met, which the GOP has more than enough numbers in both Houses to do.
Do not be surprised if there is a serious threat of lock-down before this session-now officially underway-is complete.