One day only: TN constitution to go on display for Statehood Day

The state Capitol on March 16, 2020. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

A release from Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State Library and Archives is celebrating 225 years of statehood on June 1, 2021, with a one-day-only public display of Tennessee’s three original constitutions.

The state’s constitutions, first written in 1796 and revised in 1834 and 1870, will all be on display in the lobby of the new Library and Archives building located at 1001 Rep. John Lewis Way N. on the northeast corner of the Bicentennial Mall State Park in Nashville on Tuesday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT.

In addition to viewing these priceless documents, which the Tennessee Highway Patrol Honor Guard will safeguard, guests can explore the interactive exhibits in the Library and Archives lobby and take a tour of the new building. Library and Archives staff will give tours every half hour from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“Tennessee’s three constitutions are the foundation of our state government,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “I encourage my fellow Tennesseans not to miss this opportunity to make history come alive by seeing these irreplaceable documents up close.”

The Library and Archives, a division of the Department of State, is responsible for collecting and preserving books and records of historical, documentary and reference value, focusing on items related to Tennessee. Tennessee’s constitutions are the highest valued and most historically significant items in the collection.

“The Library and Archives strives to be a resource for researchers, historians, librarians, archivists, genealogists, lawyers, students and anyone interested in Tennessee history,” said Chuck Sherrill, Tennessee State Librarian and Archivist. “Our staff is excited to welcome visitors to our new building and to share our state’s three constitutions and other interactive exhibits.”

The Library and Archives is joining Bicentennial Mall State Park and the Tennessee State Museum for a variety of events to celebrate Tennessee’s 225th Statehood Day.

Bicentennial Mall State Park is celebrating Statehood Day and its 25th anniversary on June 1 with a special event at 10 a.m. in the Amphitheater followed by guided tours and educational programs led by park rangers. For more information about the 25th-anniversary celebration, visit tnstateparks.info/BiMall25thAnn.

To celebrate Tennessee’s Statehood, the Tennessee State Museum launched Tennessee at 225: Highlights from the Collection, a self-guided tour and online exhibition showcasing artifacts that tell a story about Tennessee, from its First Peoples to the present day. Learn more at tnmuseum.org/TN225.

The Statehood Day events at the Library and Archives, Bicentennial Mall State Park and the Tennessee State Museum are free. Reservations are not required.

For the latest information from the Library and Archives, follow their social media channels: Facebook: Tennessee State Library and Archives and Instagram: @tnlibarchives and the Secretary of State’s Twitter account: @SecTreHargett.

For more information about the Library and Archives and the other divisions of the Department of State, visit sos.tn.gov.

64 Responses to One day only: TN constitution to go on display for Statehood Day

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    Cryan says:

    They need to make Bill Lee and about half of the GQP Caucus read it. Casada and Lee bribed legislators to vote for $7,300 socialist handout debit cards while the constitution reads:

    “The General Assembly shall have no power to pass a special, local or private act.”

    Bill Lee should be impeached for wasting taxpayer money appealing this to the supreme court.

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    Beatrice Shaw says:

    They should auction it off to a museum or collector they trust to take good care of it to help the poor out of the Covid hole everyone is still in.

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    James White says:

    Hidden US History & Constitutional Law with JC & KrisAnne Hall
    https://thenewamerican.com/hidden-us-history-constitutional-law-with-jc-krisanne-hall/

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    We get to see our constitution AND our legislators pretty infrequently these days – what are we paying them for?? The last time they met, they voted themselves a repeating raise and then left town. Go over to TN Lookout.com website and read about all the Representatives in our state that have obtained PPP Loans from the Federal Government for themselves and still complain about all the “Welfare Queens” in our state that get wrongful benefits.

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      James White says:

      Marsha Blackburn only cares about Marsha Blackburn, reminds me of a Richard Nixon.

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      Phillip Lassiter says:

      No such website, spammer

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      MARLE says:

      We are in the age of technology that makes it unnecessary for these people to meet in person at all.

      Let them all stay in their home districts (and this goes for the US congress folks as well) where they will stimulate their neighborhood restaurants etc dining out with lobbyists et al. Turn the beautiful Capitol Bldgs into museums open to the public or convert most of the space into 5-star hotel space.

      Corporate America seems to think remote work makes sense and is as productive. It should be just fine for “government work”. Cut costs to the bone.

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        Taxpayer #314 says:

        I would agree with you Marle, with one hesitation. It takes a certain dedication and discipline for an employee to actually perform day in and day out while working in, or from a home office. There are a lot of possible distractions and very few ways to detect the “freeloaders” that would love that job for all the wrong reasons. We already have enough of those types in our government. I am not sure how the public could determine if a Rep was flat out taking advantage of this type of a “Self Disciplined” system?

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          MARLE says:

          Fire them if they are not performing. That’s what corporate would do.

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          MARLE says:

          And in the case of Fed representatives they stand for re-election every 2 years. Fire THEM at the ballot box. The money that this would infuse into the local economy would be wonderful PLUS they would be visited less frequently by Lobbyist if they had to go to Podunck, IO than walk down K street to the Capitol office bldg

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            Taxpayer #314 says:

            If all the voters in our state were as educated and enthusiastic in keeping up with government as you and some others are, remote working for the legislature would not be a problem. We have so many people that are totally clueless when it comes to good government (including some of our representatives) and how an honor system might work with our Representatives working remotely.

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    Eddie White says:

    Should have elected George McGovern.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    I found an interesting footnote to the Representatives voting records in the US House this year. The top 5 Freshmen Reps that “missed the most votes” in the US House this year were all Republicans. Rep Cawthorn (R) from NC when questioned about his absences stated that “it was mostly just Democratic Garbage that he missed.”

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    Donna Locke says:

    Why can’t we have alerts on our phones when there is a vote on a bill and then we ourselves vote with no middle people? We could read or listen to differing explanations of a bill and then take a swing.

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    MARLE says:

    Maybe b/c we are are a representative form of government rather than a democracy. This would have been a good debate from the get-go. Oh, wait a minute, it WAS debated back in the 1700’s!!

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      Donna Locke says:

      No Internet or smart phones back then. We’re due for a change.

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        Donna Locke says:

        We’d have noncitizens trying to vote, same as now, so we’d have to figure out something for that and other frauds.

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          Donna Locke says:

          I’m thinking a good way to begin with this is having us vote by Internet while our representatives vote on a bill, and then we compare the two results. Because we know our representatives go into office and then don’t do what they say they will do or will not do. This would also be a better way to publicize what our reps do and don’t do. And, no voice votes by reps should be allowed. All on record.

          We should get started right away with some trial program to set up this direct participation. For comparison purposes, at first, and to work out any problems with it.

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            Donna Locke says:

            I think the result of such a program would be that we see the mix of views that Americans really are and why independents with mixes of views would better represent most of us. Since independents outnumber either major political party.

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        MARLE says:

        We are not due for a change in Representative Gov to Democratic Gov simply because of cell phones.

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    Stuart I. Anderson says:

    I hate to interrupt this fascinating discussion among you fans of efficiently run switching towers but I just received an e-mail from the Club For Growth and I simply couldn’t wait to share it with you. I’m sure you all want to join me in offering heartfelt congratulations to Marvelous Mark Green (Heritage-99%) and Tim Burchett (Heritage-97%) on winning the coveted Defender of Economic Freedom Award for 2020 awarded to those members of Congress who have both at least a 90% lifetime score as well as for the year 2020.

    Poor Marsha (Heritage-87%) probably is feeling a little down today for while she scored a 100% for 2020 she only has a Club For Growth lifetime score of 89%. I hate to be an “I told you so” but I warned Marsha that those early years of her service in the House where she was, I’m afraid, simply a tepid conservative would come back and bite her and so it has. Buck up Marsha! A few more years of fabulous voting records like the ones you are currently compiling you will join Ted Cruz (92%), Mike Lee (97%) and Rand Paul (90%) this year’s award winner in the Senate.

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      Donna Locke says:

      Anyone interested in immigration control has to be suspicious of people the Club for Growth and Americans for Prosperity are in love and league with.

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        Stuart I. Anderson says:

        You are absolutely correct Donna. Club For Growth and the libertarian Americans for Prosperity are strictly free market capitalist organizations who apparently believe that everything else can go to hell so long as the economy is looking good for the next year or two. It is economically advantageous to import a Honduran to do a job for decidedly less money than an American, costs to society once he brings his entire family into this country and what happens to this country as we stuff more and more of the 50 million Central Americans herein seems never to have occurred to them. Indeed, that’s why my go-to scorecard has always been the one produced by Heritage Action. Nevertheless, it’s nice to see that out of our seven Republican congressmen from Tennessee two have been recognized as being rigorous free market advocates and Marsha came close.

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          MARLE says:

          They don’t care about illegal immigration, nor tax reform, nor debt OBVIOUSLY. Just interested in seeing that the rich get richer no matter how they do it.

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      Taxpayer #314 says:

      Marsha, Burchett, Ted Cruise, Mike Lee and Rand Paul – this is the group some people actually want to be compared to in the Conservative Party?? Wow, what a crew of misfits, thieves and all around liars and scoundrels. Ted Cruise and Rand Paul are about as crazy & dishonest as they get. Your scoreboard is apparently due for some serious repairs, Stuart but you just keep “telling them so!”

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Stuart, someone asked me today to explain why Ted Cruise always addresses our former President as “Barack Hussein Obama” yet he never refers to himself as “Eduardo Rafael Cruz?” I said, good question, I will ask my friend who knows everything about politicians.

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Please be sure to welcome your friend’s new found interest in politics and encourage him to pursue that interest. When you do you may point out to him that skilled politicians of the kind that are seriously regarded as presidential material will use rhetorical devices that they find advantageous. The reason they do that is in order to appeal to as many people as possible while alienating as few as possible in order to get as many votes as possible so they can achieve elected office. For example, in the case of the great conservative Senator Cruz’s (92%) using liberal Obama’s middle name he is emphasizing Obama’s rather “complicated” background which includes a heavy Moslem influence which is not favorably regarded by a significant portion of the population. On the other hand, Cruz’s very foreign sounding middle name will also not be favorably looked upon by some so he understandably chooses to proceed normally and simply uses his first and last name.

      To summarize, political merchandising is all about doing things in your own self interest while doing things to harm your opponent’s self interest. Successfully doing so is what wins, on the other hand no points are given for consistency, indeed in politics seeking such is the “hobgoblin of small minds” as someone once said. Welcome your friend to the brotherhood of political junkies!

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        Taxpayer #314 says:

        Conservatives have the most lame ways to describe how they try to game the system in their favor. You describe the Dem as having a “rather complicated background which is not favorably regarded by a SIGNIFICENT PORTION OF THE POPULATION”, while the Rep. is described as “his name is not favorably looked upon by SOME.” It is a form of using the conservative code words for discrimination and racism. Ole Eduardo is pretty good at that as are you, Stuart. I might also mention that your high scoring buddy, Tim Burchette also just voted against the Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill. Not bad for collecting a “Defender of Anything Medal” on the same day as you vote against a Hate Crime bill. Actually, 36 Republicans voted against the bill. Certainly no hypocrisy there! The general population does not agree with you. The conservative party is failing right before your eyes and you see nothing but the sun rising. But by all means, keep up with those scores; they mean so much to so few. Running for office is not the same thing as “Political Merchandising.” “Points” are given in some circles for speaking the TRUTH, not mindlessly repeating A BIG LIE!

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          Stuart I. Anderson says:

          You got to say “discrimination and racism” and even better, you fit it in one sentence. Some of the most important words in that weird religion you leftist follow and you typed it on a Saturday night, the traditional night for enjoying oneself and I just bet you did Taxpayer.

          I don’t know anything about another outrageous “hate crime bill” which are terrible laws that are almost never applied to minorities who commit crimes out of all proportion to their numbers in the population. As a result, crimes against Caucasians do not carry the threat of double jeopardy penalties under “hate crime bills” as do crimes by Caucasians against minorities. But hey, what’s Equal Protection under law compared to Taxpayer’s leftist religion.

          Once again, you are all tangled up in your own underwear Taxpayer. If the “Hate Crime” bill was “Anti-Asian” shouldn’t a congenital lover like yourself congratulate Tim Burchette (97%) for voting against it or do you hate Asians? OOOOOOOOO Be careful Taxpayer, you know how your leftist buddies love to cancel even leftists in good standing who reveal their hitherto carefully disguised prejudices. Of course, all of this leads to yet more confusion since the overwhelming majority of crimes against Asians based on their race is perpetrated by Negroes who are almost never charged with “hate crimes.” What a mess! Kudos to Tim Burchette for voting against this dreadful piece of legislation.

          Finally, readers should note another success story in moving the Republican Party RIGTWARD, RIGHTWARD, RESOLUTELY RIGHTWARD. I had my doubts about Tim replacing John Duncan (Heritage-80%) but so far we have a 97% replacing an 80%. NEAT!!!

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            Taxpayer #314 says:

            Stuart, sometime I would love to hear your definition of “Equal Protection under the law.” I am convinced that you truly believe we are there already and nothing more needs to be done. Hiding your head in the sand doesn’t make it so. We all know exactly why you and Rep. Burchette are against the Hate Crime Bill. Maybe instead of “Heritage Scores,” we should start referring to them as Conservative “Hate Scores.”

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            Stuart I. Anderson says:

            “. . .there already. . .”? NOOOOO Taxpayer, thanks to your leftist friends we are drifting farther and farther away from that constitutional ideal as we are from so many others as this country loses its moorings. As I said, we have unequally applied “hate crime” legislation, we have individuals who basically were guilty of trespassing onto the Capitol held in solitary confinement for months while leftist thugs riot with impunity against federal facilities. An unarmed Caucasian lady trespasser is killed in the Capitol and it’s “move along now, nothing to see here” while every Negro killed by police is the subject of weeks long national crises and often riots. We have the Justice Dept coming down hard on anyone connected with Trump while those guilty of crimes spying on the Trump campaign from the FBI are still free and unprosecuted. No Taxpayer, so long as a majority of Americans in just the right states vote for Democrats, and Democrats have to rely more and more on race-baiting and tribalism in order to get overwhelming majority of the votes of minorities while being dominated by their leftist extreme equal protection under the law soon even cease to be an ideal.

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            Taxpayer #314 says:

            Oh Stuart, you know as well as I do that the Conservative and Republican Party’s are the ones that have the well known reputation of race baiting. The Trump thugs that raided the capitol on 6/1 were guilty of much more than just trespassing, one could add the charges of murder, breaking and entering, and perhaps insurrection in a few cases. And that does not include some of the Conservative Legislators involvement in the planning and execution of the riot that ensued. Tim Burchette was not the only one that voted against the Hate Crimes Bill; there were over 60 congressman that felt compelled to vote against hatred that day. And you want to raise their score because of that act alone – that is called a Hate Score in my book.

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        MARLE says:

        What does a “complicated” father who was not in his life past age 4 have to do with influencing anything? He was raised by his Christian White grandparents while his mother galavanted around Asia with his sister.

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          Stuart I. Anderson says:

          You’re micro-analyzing again MARLE. What Cruz is trying to do is give Obama that aura of not being a regular guy which is a common perfectly legitimate tactic to use in politics. It is Taxpayers friend’s unfamiliarity with politics that led him to question this tactic and I was happy to assist Taxpayer in explaining the tactic to his friend. That’s just me, trying to be as helpful as I can whenever I can.

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            MARLE says:

            Accusing me of having TDS or micro analyzing something when all I am doing is addressing what YOU WROTE is really a crutch you should throw away. If you have no rebuttal just don’t respond.

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            Stuart I. Anderson says:

            You’re addressing it by micro-analyzing which is my point. What Ted Cruz did by using Obama’s Moslem middle name is leaving the impression that Obama is outre, foreign, suspect which is exactly what Ted wanted to do. You on the other hand go into whether rationally Obama’s name SHOULD leave such an impression. In fact, it’s Ted’s intuition which I share that most people to whom Ted is addressing his message don’t sit down and analyze whether rationally their negative feelings every time they hear “Hussein” should produce such feelings. “It ain’t no thinkin’ thing” MARLE and your only fault in your entire persona is that you have this itsy bitsy tendency overthink things.

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            MARLE says:

            Trying to create the impression that Obama is a foreign suspect???? That’s what you’re proud of when it comes to Cruz? Cruz used to be preferable to Trump but now they are one and the same which is exactly the pretzel Cruz has tried to twist himself into. Shameful and spineless. I voted for him in the primary and am hoping that the Cruz I voted for was NOT the Cruz he has masterminded himself to be today.

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            Stuart I. Anderson says:

            The tale that Cruz is trying to imply is not out of whole cloth by any means. Obama’s policies, e.g. his world tour he took upon assuming office serially apologizing for this or that American transgression, the billions he gave away to Iran for a dubious “nuclear deal” etc. gave rise to the Republican theme that Obama, and indeed the Democrats, are internationalists rather than American patriots. A perfectly valid political criticism. Cruz’s using “Hussein” to symbolize that criticism is a perfectly valid political device that has, in fact, drawn comparatively little criticism.

            Of course, Cruz’s goal of trying to meld the Trumpidians and conservatives into a cohesive force that will win in 2022 and ’24 is politically essential if either group has any chance of succeeding. I really can’t understand why you can’t appreciate that fact and cut Cruz and other “accommodationists” a little slack.

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    James White says:

    The COVID-19 vaccine industry has added nine names to the Forbes Rich list.

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      And as a free market capitalist I would think you will applaud the fact that the incentives given to private companies to come up with, manufacture and distribute vaccines and drugs to prevent and treat a disease that has killed millions and had the potential of killing millions more has resulted in fabulous wealth for those responsible. If half-wit show-biz types can get millions for a week in Las Vegas, and athletes can get tens of millions for a season of throwing/catching/shooting a ball it doesn’t at all offend my sense of justice and rectitude to see people in the drug industry cashing in a big way too.

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        James White says:

        I agree in principle, but they are making money from the Government (from ME) and I did not take the drugs. 9 new billionaires all from government money.

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        Stuart I. Anderson says:

        Sorry James, in those dark days from February 2020 until the vaccine was at least on the horizon we had the potential of a true economic and social calamity on our hands. In this case something had to be done ASAP to get the best minds working on a vaccine and a treatment. This is one of those few cases where the cause was as dire as military full scale war where government incentives to get the best and the brightest to drop what they were otherwise engaged in order to find a way out of the crises.

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          Taxpayer #314 says:

          Republicans NEVER had ANY URGENCY about anything to do with the Pandemic or the work to find a vaccine that might help. If anything Stuart, Republicans and Conservatives held up & thwarted EVERY attempt to move forward. Everything they did made things even worse. (Remember “Just drink Clorox.”) The Trump Pandemic response was pathetic and everyone knows it. Don’t even try to start that lie. Trump failed miserably. Accept that and move on!

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          Stuart I. Anderson says:

          Trump is a blowhard salesman so in public he made believe that the Chinese Flu was not a big deal as did Pelosi, de Blasio and others who told the public not to fail to attend the Chinese New Year celebration in February 2020. In the meantime the Trump administration initiated a process that resulted in an effective vaccines being available in months rather than years that it usually takes. I believe the introduction of the highly effective anti-viral vaccines occurred in record time which amazed everyone at the time and saved the world from potential catastrophe.

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            MARLE says:

            He got out of the way and let an Emergency Authorization fast track the process. All of the ground work for MRNA (the proven leader world wide in effective vaccines) had been going on with Federal Grants for decades. He had nothing to do with the Rapid DEVELOPMENT only the rapid cutting of Red Tape.

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        MARLE says:

        So why was Trump and his lap dogs calling for having the Gov Price Control drugs in this country??? Let’s try to not have this both ways Stuart. Your lap dogs didn’t raise any objection when Trump said this over and over and over.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Nothing more than wishful thinking my friend. Nobody that was alive during the past year would have any good things to say about Trumps’ response to the Pandemic. He appointed misfit friends, relatives and politicians to scientific boards and put his son in law in charge of “logistics” that his son in law couldn’t even spell much less understand. Every person that “worked” on the various Boards were relieved of duty ASAP for botching everything they touched. How you can claim even mediocre results with a straight face is beyond belief. It is a total fantasy. Get some facts from doctors and scientists, not lying republican politicians. Your theory is DOA.

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    Cryan says:

    MARLE, I’m going to have to agree with Eddie and Stuart for once. You do suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome.

    The Republican Party was as batshit crazy as it is today long before NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” reality TV show host switched parties and completely took it over. The GQP has been Old Testament authoritarians since at least the Reagan years.

    Nancy Reagan and the Tea Party made Trump possible. Fuck the GQP and Fuck QAnon.

    Can you believe Bill Lee became governor of Tennessee? What a sad, sad state we’re in.

    There’s no such thing as a conservative in this country.

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      Cryan says:

      Many Republicans are snowflakes and beta males who just don’t fit in society (see Stuart, Eddie, and Phil). High school must have been hell for them.

      Trump didn’t make them that way. They always were. They want to be cool so they nominate “celebrity” candidates who are just taking advantage of their insecurities (See Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Caitlyn Jenner, Trump, JD Vance, Chet Atkins, etc.). There is no ideology. There is only insecurity.

      Pathetic.

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        Cryan says:

        And very few are Christians. Any man who comes at you wearing Christianity on their sleeve are grifter preachers who don’t want to work a real job or Republican politicians like Bill Lee.

        Do you think Jesus would have put those migrant kids on a bus and said “we don’t want them here”?

        Go to hell Beta-Cuck Bill Lee. You can get on your knees and please Donald Trump’s tiny mushroom (Stormy Daniels eyewitness account, but you only have to look at his hands to know it’s true) in Hell for eternity.

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    MARLE says:

    Your point is that Someone (me, for instance) who blames Trump should actually have been blaming ALL the previous Republican leadership supported Financially for Decades by Stuart and voted for by James and Eddie.

    You are not wrong to blame the crappy slate of politician choices DONORS have served up but none has done more single-handed damage to Conservative ideology than Trump primarily because of the elevation and Exhaultation of the fringe conspiracy theorists.

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      EXACTLY BACKWARDS MARLE, and laughably so. People run THEN the donors choose among those who run whom to support not the other way around typically. We have relatively few who are bribed to run for office though admittedly it does happen. What happens in the real world for the most part is that every election there are candidates who have chosen to run and great American patriots choose among them as to whom they will support. Of course, there are political junkies who never can find quite the right candidate to support and rather sit in the stands shooting spit balls at whoever is running by complaining about this and that. Politic’s perfectionist in an imperfect world who at the end of the day accomplish absolutely NOTHING. A rather sad and dreary existence I say.

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        MARLE says:

        I am not sad. Nor dreary. I am a realist who doesn’t excuse politicians’ lies to go unadressed b/c it served their election purposes. Refusing to see or admit to reality is not a good way to live even if delusion does make you Happy. Happiness won by daily deluding yourself IS what’s sad. And I have much more in my life than financially supporting lying politicians. How bout you????

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          Stuart I. Anderson says:

          I have The System which causes me to buy low and sell high which then enables me to support candidates who will make for moving the Republican Party RIGHTWARD, RIGHTWARD, RESOLUELY RIGHTWARD.

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      MARLE says:

      Not so, and Laughably NOT so, Stuart. The party ASSESS which candidates can get Donor funding as part of the process.

      Maybe you’re not a Big Enough Donor Fish to know that.

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        Stuart I. Anderson says:

        Ah, so you were typing about mega-donors not solid American patriots, long on love of country, short on financial resources like myself. Of course most of the candidates who are recipients of grants from the SIA Evangelical Conservative PCF have not been “ASSESS[ED]” by the party, and if they were hopefully not favorably so.

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          Stuart I. Anderson says:

          Because “The party” in my case is nothing but the political arm of the Chamber of Commerce and deserves not one iota of respect or one dime in contributions. MILLIONS FOR CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES, NOT A PENNY FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!

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            MARLE says:

            The party gives you the candidates you fund. If the party is one and the same as the chamber then you are supporting the party. You, not I, are the master of delusion.

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            MARLE says:

            Your candidates are Party Faithful. Occasionally the Party let’s loose of the choker chain to impress little Donors like you. But when the chips are down and the Party needs their vote they will 100% fall in line.

            If the last 4 years have shown us nothing else~ it has shown us that!

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            Stuart I. Anderson says:

            No, “The Party” in my case has nothing to do with the candidates I end up supporting in the Republican Primaries which is where my emphasis lies. In fact, The Party is almost always supporting the candidate I want to see beaten by the conservative stalwart I support. Of course, to the extent conservative stalwarts succeed in obtaining the Republican nomination and they are seriously challenged in the general election (e.g. Chip Roy (Heritage-96%) in 2020) only then do I find grants from the SIAECPCF and the Republican Party’s funds comingling in a campaign

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            MARLE says:

            Well what a Convenient surprise that the candidates You chose to support are actually lap dogs of the Party which is in the pocket of the Chamber. Your candidates, when the chips are down and their vote is whipped, will ALWAYS vote as they are told by The Republican Party leadership

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            Taxpayer #314 says:

            Stuart, you have certainly memorized all the catchy Conservative Sayings that make little sense but they are easy to spout out repeatedly – just push the CAPS LOCK and repeat after Stuart.

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