The Semantics of Extremism
According to some Tennessee Democrats, someone is extreme for taking the same position as half of their legislative caucus
Liberals are quite fond of calling Stacey Campfield and his positions extreme, but they do so without examining those positions closely, because in a uniquely Tennessee political sense, what is it that is so extreme about Campfield's positions? Stacey Campfield is strongly pro-life and believes that our State ought to have the ability to enact laws that protect the rights of the unborn. News flash: In Tennessee, that position is shared-at least publicly- by half of the Democratic Caucus in the State House of Representatives and by half of the Democrats in the State Senate. Combined with Republican votes, that means that 2/3rds of the Tennessee General Assembly publicly share Stacey Campfield's position. Campfield has also introduced a bill stating that men can ask for a paternity test if ordered by a court to pay child support on a child they believe may not be theirs. So making the men who are really responsible for fathering children take care of those kids is an extreme position?
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