Hurley Rises From the Ashes
Representative Julia Hurley has showed that you can beat the rumor mill in politics
Julia Hurley is an NRA and Gun Owners of America Member, she is pro-life, conservative, and a Daughter of the American Revolution. Representative Hurley is also a single mother. In a citizen legislature, it was only a matter of time before someone like Julia Hurley-who is not unlike so many other young, intelligent Tennessee women-showed up in the General Assembly and her story hit the national AP wire.
Labels: Conservatism, Local politics, News Media, Republican Party
Shelby County Civil War
Memphis and Shelby County are going head to head over consolidating schools
Naysayers are already up to their usual tricks of accusing non-Memphis residents of being racist because the formation of separate chartered districts will have the unfortunate side-effect of separating predominately white suburban areas from the rest of Shelby County. In plain English, that is likely to keep students from the City of Memphis-many of whom are African-American-out of schools outside the city. Memphis City officials such as Mayor Willie Herenton has said that consolidation is an issue for Memphis City voters alone, that county voters outside of Memphis should have no say, even though their schools and their children would be affected by any merger.
Labels: Conservatism, Local politics, Tennessee politics
Fight the Power
Tennessee State Senator Mae Beavers is ready to fight the federal power yet again
The latest proposal to thwart so-called ObamaCare, sponsored by State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mount Juliet), would mandate that Tennessee join a group of participating States demanding a wavier from the federal health care law so that each State may have the health care system of its choice. Such an idea is a kind of "collective nullification" by virtue of States joining in force.
Labels: Conservatism, Federal Courts, Federal politics, Local politics, Tennessee politics
Sarah in 2012?
Sarah Palin is a great conservative, but she may not be the best choice for President
The biggest problem with Palin is that she left office at the height of post-election pressure on her, and that spoke to whether or not she could handle the pressures of the presidency. The press has been especially unfair to Sarah Palin's family, and never seemed to understand that her very American family was the attraction to so many people. Those kinds of pressures, however, were going to be brought to bear on a family like the Palins, and it is something that just goes with the territory of being both a State and a national figure.
Labels: Conservatism, Elections, News Media, Political correctness, Presidential Election, Republican Party, Tennessee politics