Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mash-Up of Odd Legislation Flows In Tennessee

Taking taxpayer funds from struggling schools and giving them as tuition fees to private schools seems a poorly thought idea. Republicans in the Tennessee legislature continue to push the idea anyway on a very fast track. 

Also moving quickly into law, the state is restricting the decisions of city and county governments in a wide range of areas: setting wages, naming local parks, school boards, etc etc.

Also there are efforts underway to require dog owners in Tennessee to purchase $25000 in liability insurance, or worse, to make the law apply only to certain breeds.

Another bill would bar teachers from talking to students about the problems or issues they might have and talk instead to clinical therapists who would be obligated to share the student's thoughts with parents ... But there are no plans to fund the cost of adding clinical professionals to a school's payroll.

Already approved is a law allowing gun permit holders to keep their guns in their cars - which certainly alerts criminals that they might be able to steal a gun by merely breaking into a vehicle.

Bad ideas and odd restrictions are flowing freely.


  1. I heard a commercial today that referred to vouchers as "scholarships". These people will say anything to destroy public schools and the teacher's union. It makes me

  2. Who VOTES for these people? Are they really the best leaders that Tennessee has to offer? It's about time for some fresh blood and fresh ideas!

    Wackadoodle Campfield is in the news again this morning crying about sex education at University of Tennessee. He truly frightens me.

  3. Anonymous1:10 PM

    Are you kidding me? Liability insurance for dog owners? How ridiculous is that? Get a life!
    Obviously you are not a pet lover, nor do you know anything about dogs. The majority of them would lick you before they would bite you. This is ridiculous.

  4. I'm 100% opposed to the bill, Anonymous. But I hold slim hope the legislature will see what a bad bill this is. None of the bills mentioned in this post are good.