Praying for Barack Obama

Those who know me are well aware of the fact that my life  is characterized by my interest in government, both locally and nationally.  In fact, if one were to scan my many posts on Facebook or my blog, or were able to examine the hundreds of conversations I’ve had throughout 2014, there would be no shortage of instances wherein my focus and criticism was directed at President Barack Obama.  (To be honest though, I’ve had plenty of less than positive comments for many Republican leaders Read more [...]

Republicans: Are You Listening?

As someone whose first vote was for Ronald Reagan in 1980, I can honestly say that I have consistently sought after the most conservative candidate I could find, but all too often I found myself voting for the lesser of two evils. But in 2009 the political landscape changed. When the Republicans could only muster up a miserable option by the name of John McCain to run against a socialist-Marxist by the name of Barack Obama, tens of millions of grassroots Americans said enough is enough. The Read more [...]

Leaders Lead on Amendment 1

This week the Hamilton County Commission was faced with what I believe may be one of the most important votes they have cast during their tenure.  Granted, the vote was over a "mere" Resolution that resulted in no overt action or new law in our county.  But there are times when simply speaking Truth and taking a stand on a foundational Principle is paramount and as such required. The Resolution which was voted on this week addressed Amendment 1 to the Tennessee Constitution - an Amendment which Read more [...]

Confusing Equality: When Two Doesn’t Equal Two

Following Thursday’s vote on the Domestic Partnership Ordinance referendum, I want to thank the citizens of Chattanooga for showing up at the polls to express their will on such an important issue.  Whether you were For or Against the ordinance, the fact that you shared your views, campaigned for your cause and voted your conscience reflects what our Founders desired:  an active citizenry engaged in directing their government.  And contrary to the voices of some, I, along with the hundreds Read more [...]

Vote AGAINST the Domestic Partnership Ordinance: An Issue of Faith, Finance, and Fairness

There is not much that has elicited such a divide and strong emotion for many residents of Chattanooga as the Domestic Partnership Ordinance.  Last November it narrowly passed by a city council vote of 5-4 but it was immediately blocked when a Petition was signed by over 11,000 voters.  As a result it is up to Chattanooga voters on August 7 to decide whether to pass or permanently defeat the ordinance that would extend health benefits to city employee’s girlfriends and boyfriends (either same-sex Read more [...]

Lamar: Don’t Tread on US

The Chattanoogan.com website is a great place to read what's on the minds of people in the community so I frequently peruse its Opinion page. This week I read an interesting piece that was chiding grassroots citizens for their "less than civil" activities when they held a "No Amnesty" Rally at a Lamar Alexander event in Chattanooga. First, let me say I was at the Rally of grassroots citizens who gathered peacefully outside the Rib & Loin Restaurant at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon with signs, banners Read more [...]

The Puzzling Omission in Weston Wamp’s website

In my desire to be an informed voter I routinely look to a candidate’s “Issues” page on their website in order to understand what it is they believe and what they value… or at least what they claim to value.  But one can often find that what is openly stated on a candidate's website can at times be as important as what is left unsaid. Over the years, I have gleaned a lot by this review. So I found it both interesting and informative when I recently reviewed the websites for the two Read more [...]

Picking a Fight with Mike Huckabee – Vote for Carr!

If you’re a Conservative, Mike Huckabee wants to fight you. Yep, if you consider yourself a bonafide conservative then tough guy and former Governor Mike Huckabee has challenged you to a duel.  No not literally, at least I don’t think so.  But he did come out this week with a challenge. In what is now becoming a routine intervention every couple years by Mike Huckabee into Tennessee politics, the former Governor turned entertainer has plastered his face and voice across the Tennessee airwaves, Read more [...]

Liberty GT-R races to 1st place Road Atlanta finish

The Liberty GT-R races to a first place finish at Road Atlanta June 14 and 15 in the National Auto Sport Association ST2 class racing series. Watch this action packed race in my 2009 Nissan GT-R. Video is of Saturday's NASA SE Thunder Race at Road Atlanta in ST2 Class on June 14, 2014. The GT-R finished in 1st place in class. Video includes three cameras with in-car, front ground level and rear views. GT-R has been "de-tuned" to run in the lower horsepower ST2 class. LibertyGTR.com Highlights Read more [...]

What Eric Cantor’s devastating loss means to Tennessee and YOU… and Lamar!

Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's devastating loss this week by little known University Professor Dave Brat sent shockwaves throughout the nation. Democrats and Republicans alike were taken back by such an upset.  No doubt pundits will dissect and analyze this phenomena for weeks to come. But what does an election in a congressional district hundreds of miles away from Tennessee mean to you and me? Are there any lessons for us to learn here in Chattanooga and across the Volunteer Read more [...]