Talk about a waste of tax dollars... undercover? Really? Not only has our Governor Bill Haslam had these protestors arrested but has pushed his agenda of suppressing the Constitutional Rights of Tennesseans throughout his brief tenure in office from shooting down Nashville's anti-discrimination laws to creating the bill banning the use of the word "gay" in public schools. He's railroading civil liberties to the extent of making it illegal to upload a "potentially offensive image" to the internet this year. I addressed our Governor's antics with a visual commentary of him and his wife on my artist's blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/07/potentially-offensive-portrait-governor.html Drop by and let me know how you feel about our rights being infringed upon.
As a Tennessean, I don’t believe we should be excused from the national standards of No Child Left Behind. It is simply embarrassing that our new maverick Governor is asking for an exemption because our state has failed to raise the bar on education. Bill Haslam is passing a slew of laws in our state to infringe on Civil Liberties and First Amendment Rights with the Don’t Say Gay bill and making it Illegal to post offensive images to the internet. As an artist, I was compelled to react to Bill’s railroading of the Constitution and ignorance of standards set forth by our Government. You can see my portrait of our Governor which shows another side of his politics at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/07/potentially-offensive-portrait-governor.html
Billy Boy needs to stick to “governing.” Haslam is a loose cannon and is violating the Constitution at every turn with less than a year in office. This cowboy is doing everything from taking the word gay out of school to making it illegal to post images to the internet which someone may deem offensive. You can see my response to the circus Bill Haslam has made out of our state at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/07/potentially-offensive-portrait-governor.html with my portrait of our Governor and his ravishing wife.
Bill IS on a roll between taking the word “gay” out of school, making it illegal to send an offensive email, making it illegal to post offensive images to the internet, and NOW leaving the government program put in place to raise our expectations of schools. I was compelled to create a visual commentary in response Governor Haslam’s blatant smothering of Civil Rights in our state on my blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/07/potentially-offensive-portrait-governor.html where you can see my new portrait of the Governor and First Lady of TN to defend Freedom of Speech.
Don't they know that Billy Boy does whatever he wants including violation the Constitution and First Amendment? He thinks he's a cowboy and is passing illegal legislation left and right. I was compelled to create a visual commentary in response Governor Haslam’s blatant smothering of Civil Rights in our state on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/07/potentially-offensive-portrait-governor.html where you can see my new portrait of the Governor and First Lady of TN to defend Freedom of Speech.
I think they should ban the protesting. It’s more of a freedom to organize issue than a freedom of speech issue. Anyone with common decency would agree it’s wrong. What are Fred Phelps and the WBC afraid of anyhow? Rainbows? Unicorns? A flaming pink queer apocalypse? I attempted to address this with a portrait of the good reverend on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/03/fred-phelps-and-westboro-baptist-church.html Drop in and let me know what you think!