Labeling a person or a group of people as cowards is not a trifling matter, and should never be even considered without great deliberation and overwhelming evidence.
The Tennessee House of Representatives is the House of Cowards. And Thursday’s expulsion of two Democrat House members was one of the most cowardly and dastardly acts in American political history.
Let’s be clear. That outrageous expulsion had nothing to do with principle of any kind. It had nothing to do with the Second Amendment. It had nothing to do with deliberative “decorum.” It had nothing to do with enforcement of House rules.
It was a shameless, bald-faced power grab. Those members were expelled simply because it was possible under Tennessee rules to expel them. They were expelled for following their consciences and representing their constituents. They were expelled for refusing to knuckle under to the Church of Guns and to the state and national Tyranny of the Minority.
And, yes, absolutely, they were expelled in part because of their race. That’s not a statement I make lightly, either. But the evidence supports this grave charge.
Those legislators were expelled in part because in 2023 they dared to get “uppity.”
This was a political lynching.
No? How was it not?
Expelled? Expelled? If the Tennessee House felt it necessary to sanction those members, there were ample available measures short of expulsion. But it was easier and more politically expedient to kick them out than to talk it out.
And tens of thousands of Tennessee citizens are left without representation and have effectively been disenfranchised.
This was an act of pure political opportunism. The legislators were expelled because they could be.
It was an act of cowardice, perpetrated by cowardly bullies.
But we all know what ultimately and inevitably happens to bullies.
I take heart only in the knowledge that those who choose to act foolishly and move counter to the arc of justice will be rolled up under it and historically exposed as the cowards they are.
I pray for our country. Because what happened in Tennessee Thursday was an “un-American activity.”
Moving on. Friday’s “Oxymoron of the Day”—Supreme Court ethics.
Thank you for visiting this site. I’d like to invite you to scroll down on our “blog” tab at radicallyrational.com and read the excellent column posted by our friend and partner Anthony Pittman. Pitt describes the irresponsible and cynical way “The Meedja” manipulated and distorted the coverage of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final between LSU and Iowa and its aftermath. Pitt nails it.
Peace to all.