The absolute intolerance and bigotry spewed by you anti Christian/Religious people is mind boggling. Are your lives so unfulfilled that you must spend your days showing your bigotry and intolerance?
Do you want to be treated this way for your beliefs? Why do you attack Christians so vehemently? Please look at your life and ask yourself, what am I accomplishing by treating others this way?
The federal government is 16 trillion in debt. They do not have money to "give" TN. They steal or borrow money. I don't want to be associated with stolen money. And I don't want to borrow money that my children and grandchildren will have to pay back. If the citizens of TN want to expand medicaid then we should tax ourselves and pay for it.
I live 2 miles from the plant and the only thing I worry about is the TVA running it instead of a private company. And you correctly point out ALL the TVA plants are an issue. Hmmm.. looks like government run plants are a serious problem. Banks don't finance nuclear power plants because a) government regulations can halt projects and create cost overruns. b) government politics pandering to the likes of you stop projects after they have been given a go ahead. c) Green lawsuits for no good reason d) Not the final reason but the best reason is... Big Banks get Big Money free from the government, why risk your capital?
"Congress shall make no law" doesn't say squat about a state run university or the State of TN or the local community. This part of the First Amendment is due to the Church of England and the powers they derived from the government and in the government.
Once you let the Feds in your screwed. State of TN gave up its rights and now is beholden to the Feds. Chuck may be a problem, but every time we as a local community give up our sovereignty to a higher level of government we lose freedoms and opportunity.
So for the global warming doomsayers, in the 1930's there was a severe drought also. Was this drought brought on by global warming? and exactly what was mankind doing in the 1930's that created this global warming? In 1930 there were approx 2 billion people. Given your philosophy and more than 6 billion people on the earth today why haven't we utterly destroyed the planet?
Conservative - Your argument is strong and true and has never been debunked as others may say. Both the US Constitution and TN Constitutions are clear. Sorry some folks hate religion but keep your hatred to yourself.
Final note - " The First Amendment was not written to protect people and their laws from religious values. It was written to protect those values from government tyranny." When you understand how the first amendment came about you will realize this truth. Don't let your hatred of religion blind you. Jurisprudence was pre Constitution. Nowhere is jurisprudence noted in any pre Constitution arguments. The concept is clear in the Constitution. Twisting it does not change the written word. I won't reply to your minister selection as you have pulled out an incomplete phrase from a complete sentence.
I am aware of the TN State Constitution. Once again it does not say no religion in government. It says you cannot be compelled. Reading the clear language of the US Constitution and applying common sense = the Supreme Court decisions listed above are bad decisions. Since the court made a bad decision you are correct we have to fight to clear up that error. Unfortunately somehow we got into this case law type of situation instead of each judge going back to the Constitution instead of relying on some other idiots interpretation. I suggest you read the Constitution, and if you are still unclear read the Federalist papers. If you still have questions then go to the history of the founders and their actions in the years immediately after 1788
For the first 150 years or so both houses of Congress opened their sessions with prayer. Clearly this shows there is no separation of Church and State. Please reread your Constitution. Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
This is because the Church of England. The founders did not want another state sponsored religion. Additionally - This is at a Federal level. States per the 10th amendment can do anything they want as long as it does not conflict with the Constitution. And the 1st Amendment only speaks of Congress. Therefore the State of TN can have an official religion and prayer anywhere anytime. Please feel free to use some real facts to disprove this.