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Tennessee update: REPUBLICAN Governor may be sabotaging Legislature on refugee lawsuit resolution

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 24, 2016

HaslamYesterday we told you the big news that the Tennessee Senate, by an overwhelming margin, voted to ask the AG to file a Tenth Amendment lawsuit against the feds on the refugee resettlement program now in operation in the state (it is run by Catholic Charities and the feds with no state role).

It didn’t take the REPUBLICAN Governor long (apparently ready to endorse donor-class favorite Open Borders Marco) to martial his supporters to attempt to derail the resolution in the House.

Here is the latest from Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart.

“On the eve of his expected endorsement of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for president, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is trying to surreptitiously bury a migrant-stopping resolution that was passed overwhelmingly by the State Senate on Monday.

The measure, which sailed through the full State Senate Monday on a 27 to 5 vote, is now pending in the House of ‎Representatives, where it is expected to pass easily.

But because of parliamentary tricks, it first faces a long, back-room journey through multiple committees before it can be approved by the House.

Beth Harwell

Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell with Koch brothers faux grassroots group sign behind her. Fascinating how everything is becoming clear in Election 2016!

“When I saw [Speaker of the Tennessee House] Beth Harwell put it [Senate Joint Resolution 467] in two subcommittees and two full committees I knew that was afoot,” one State Representative tells Breitbart News.

Governor Haslam cannot veto the resolution, but he is apparently trying to bury the resolution, which requests the Tennessee Attorney General to initiate a lawsuit against the federal government’s operation of the refugee resettlement program in Tennessee on Tenth Amendment grounds.”

Continue reading!  There is so much more juicy information.

About the photo at right:

Be sure to see my post on the Koch brothers and Americans for Prosperity here.  And, again here this morning.

In the heyday of the Tea Party movement the Koch brothers, obviously wishing to corral the Tea Party energy, created Americans for Prosperity.  It all sounded good, AFP supported lower taxes and opposed Obamacare (which helped the Kochs’ bottomline), but there was one big problem with the group as we all learned as time went on—they were silent on one of the major motivating issues of the Tea Party, namely immigration.  Charles and David Koch are open borders advocates.

The group, Americans for Prosperity, served as a shield (a sort of Tea Party stamp of approval) for Republicans apparently including Harwell and I expect Gov. Haslam as well.  However, again, AFP (which has pretty much fizzled) never lifted a finger against amnesty, the Gang of Eight bill, and certainly never to curtail the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program.

Election 2016 is shaping up as a battle on the Republican side between those who want to limit immigration on behalf of American workers and those who don’t want to change the cultural make-up of their towns and cities; and those, like the Kochs, like Rubio and apparently like Governor Haslam who are in the pockets of the Chambers of Commerce and big business interests wanting the flow of cheap immigrant labor to continue.  Make no mistake, this is not about humanitarianism!

For new readers: we have an extensive archive on Tennessee, click here for many posts over eight years.  Tennessee is an important ‘pocket of resistance!’  How do we know?  The feds told us so here in 2013.

We have a special category just on Nashville alone, here.

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10 Responses to “Tennessee update: REPUBLICAN Governor may be sabotaging Legislature on refugee lawsuit resolution”

  1. […] By the way, if the lawsuit against the governor in Indiana (which the NYT crows about) is dead, there is a potentially very successful States’ Rights lawsuit that will soon (we hope) come out of Tennessee.  More here. […]

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  2. […] By the way, if the lawsuit against the governor in Indiana (which the NYT crows about) is dead, there is a potentially very successful States’ Rights lawsuit that will soon (we hope) come out of Tennessee.  More here. […]

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  3. […] This is a hot issue in Tennessee at the moment as the State Senate has passed a resolution to initiate a States’ Rights lawsuit in an effort to halt the resettlement program in Tennessee, see most recent post here. […]

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  4. […] is in response to the debate on-going in the State Legislature which we reported recently, here.  Tennessee is a Wilson-Fish state (a state where a federal contractor, Catholic Charities of TN, […]

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  5. […] Tennessee update: REPUBLICAN Governor may be sabotaging Legislature on refugee lawsuit resoluti… February 24, 2016 […]

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  6. Subverting the will of the people by using the governor is done all the time. California, under Jerry Brown’s reign, has seen this happen time and time again. How else would the government force the people to provide health insurance to people who are his illegally, without our consent.

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  7. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

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  8. Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal and commented:
    Makes sense; Republican Florida State Senator harpooned the Open Carry bill proposal. GOP = Give Obama Power!
    DNC = Decidedly Now Communist.
    Same sack of garbage. Slimeball politicians.

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