When Your Red State Governor Dresses in Blue

I’ll make this short, but in no way will you find it sweet, unless you are woke, stoned out of your friggin’ head, or have been educated in our taxpayer-funded “school” system.

The underhandedness that I am writing about today is in Tennessee, but that is just today. If it hasn’t come up in your state, don’t relax. It’s coming, no matter how Red your state is, no matter whether you have Democrats who believe in our 2nd Amendment rights, and no matter the government’s responsibility to protect our God-given right to own firearms to protect ourselves and our families.

I just received word that Tennessee Governor Bill Lee (R) has called a Special Session to force the Legislature to enact his proposed Red Flag law. If that isn’t enough hubris from the top guy, sources say other (if you can stomach this), Republicans, or RINOs, want to add their gun control measures like mandatory gun safes, “making it a crime where you can be prosecuted if your firearm is stolen from you or your vehicle – possibly making you civilly liable if a thief steals your gun and harms others with it.” Another – yep, we are seeing multiple anti-constitutional proposed laws from Republicans — will make it impossible to fill certain prescriptions unless you sign a waiver of your right to purchase firearms.

This isn’t Lee’s first time trying to use a “Special Session” to put through a Red Flag Law. He pulled one just last year. It failed, so I guess he’ll be like the animal rights wackos I used to come up against in legislatures across the country. When I would help a city or state stop some egregious, unnecessary legislation regarding animal welfare, they would remind me, as Wayne Pacelle once said to me at Annapolis, “You are one person, you can’t always be here. But there are plenty of us; we’ll run you over.” In Pacelle’s case, I exposed his lies that day.

This is a tactic of Left-wing radicals, right out of the “Rules for Radicals” guidebook. Perhaps we should add RINOs to the nomenclature of the Left.

Back to where I was: Last year, Governor Lee had the same problem. His anti-constitutional Red Flag bill was shot down in the regular session, so he went for a Special Session – that time, it was for an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO), which would have “allowed judges to issue an order of confiscation ‘ex parte’ (without the owner being present), and because it is a civil process, he or she would find his or herself without a public defender or any opportunity to defend themselves.” [1]

Now is definitely not the time to be without protection. Every state needs to ensure that it has both a constitutional sheriff and legislature. Our federal government has gone rogue for the most part – and many states are following right behind.

We need to be alert and monitor that we lose no further protection of our rights. The best way to do that is to work together. Start (or join) a Freedom Pod in your neighborhood. It takes a number of people to keep track of what is happening and to do something about it.

I was talking to a pastor the other day, and I asked him what percentage of Americans he thought were Christians. His answer shocked me. He said 5-7% at best. He qualified that those were the sound, “Bible-believing” ones. Christians are the ones giving us the moral absolutes the founding fathers used to give us, the country that was designed for “we the people,” and not for tyrants. Without a strong Christian voting base, we are watching our country be taken over by global elites who are determined to make 90% of us non-existent – and the rest slaves.

You have a choice now. We have time to save our communities, towns, and maybe our counties. But it will not happen if you don’t stand up. We can do it. We must do it.

Let the lion roar.

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Kathleen Marquardt

Kathleen Marquardt has been in the freedom movement since before it was called that. She was founder and chairman of Putting People First, a non-profit organization combatting the animal rights movement. Her book, AnimalScam: the Beastly Abuse of Human Rights, was published by Regnery in 1993. In 1990, she became the emcee for the annual Wise Use Conference. She has testified before state legislatures, appeared on national television, spearheaded opposition to legislative initiatives, become involved in lawsuits, contributed to a number of books, been vilified in other books and articles, and has spoken to thousands across the country. She has written materials for distribution in schools, and her book AnimalScam was used in universities as a textbook. She was a contributing writer and researcher for Freedom Advocates, and her articles appear on numerous websites. She has been Vice President of American Policy Center since 2000.