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Gideon_Planish said...

Voting "yes" on the Senate Joint Resolution 127 / Tennessee Amendment 1 ballot question --- the Tennessee legislation that was drafted by an out-of-state, Illinois attorney with the Thomas More Society Law Firm of Chicago --- is the equivalent praying to Saint Thomas More (the Patron Saint of the Thomas More Society Law Center and of "the patron saint of attorneys, statesmen and politicians") and asking this long dead Catholic saint to intercede with God as to amend the Constitution of the State of Tennessee:

Thomas More Society - "About Sir Thomas More". December 12, 2002: http://tinyurl.com/pvbkklq "...Thomas More adhered to the principles he believed in. He was jailed, tried in a travesty of a trial, sentenced and beheaded. Hundreds of noblemen and clergy went along with the king and saved their heads, but the man who is remembered and who was canonized is Thomas More. He is a fitting role model for pro-life activists. It would be easy to walk away from pro-life activism, to let the babies die. After all, it is not the pro-lifers’ fault that abortion is legal and that women choose abortion. But in conscience they cannot do that. They must hold to principle, as did Thomas More, and take the consequences. Pro-life activists are not likely to be beheaded, but they will be persecuted and they will be prosecuted. With Thomas More, the lawyer saint, as the patron of the Law Center, the activists and their attorneys feel confident in ultimate victory. The Pro-Life Law Center is now officially incorporated as the Thomas More Society.."

October 18, 2014 at 8:55 p.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

"Amendment 1 does not overturn Roe v. Wade like the amendment's opponents would have you believe. I wish it did. However, Amendment 1 does bring Tennessee back up to a standard equal to all the surrounding states by legally providing a safer environment for women who do choose to abort their babies."

Perhaps Dr. Randy C. Davis (executive director/treasurer of the Tennessee Baptist Convention) should not be so hasty to lash onto the Tennessee Right to Lie boilerplate --- after all, Davis is the Tennessee Baptist Convention ding-a-ling chief driver of the "Salvation Bell" idol truck:

The biography for the (Saint) Thomas More Society Special Council Paul Linton --- the same Illinois attorney who was retained by members of the Tennessee General Assembly to draft Senate Joint Resolution 127/Tennessee Amendment 1 --- states that this Saint Thomas More Society attorney was reviewing state constitutions "in preparation for the state legal battles which will ensue once Roe is overturned..."

From the Thomas More Society Of Chicago, Illinois "Law Center Attorneys" - Special Counsel Paul Linton web page (archived from November 11, 2011):


"Paul Linton, the Thomas More Society’s 2007 Chancellor’s Award recipient, is a constitutional scholar retained as special counsel for the Society for numerous important projects. Graduating in history (B.A., honors, 1974) and law (J.D.) from Loyola University, Chicago, Paul was a prosecutor and appellate law clerk before joining Americans United for Life, serving as its general counsel.

He has drafted numerous amicus curiae briefs for the Thomas More Society, including briefs on the partial-birth abortion appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, protecting the Texas fetal homicide law, and defending traditional marriage in several states on behalf of the national office of the Knights of Columbus.

Among other projects, Paul recently completed a comprehensive analysis of each state constitution as relating to abortion and state law interpreting these provisions, in preparation for the state legal battles which will ensue once Roe is overturned..."

As a sidebar: Sir Thomas More --- the patron saint of the Thomas More Society Law Center of Chicago, Illinois --- was Lord Chancellor to King Henry of England VIII from October 1529 to 16 May 1532. More vigorously opposed the Protestant Reformation to the point of persecuting Protestants (More imprisoned some of these "heretics" within his own house) and even burning six Protestant religious leaders at the stake.

October 18, 2014 at 8:12 p.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

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Submit Us Not to Papal Law - Vote No on Amendment 1!

The explicit prohibition of abortion is not biblical, but rather, papal in origin.

Neither the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) or the New Testament books of the Christian Bible explicitly prohibited abortion. 

The Hebrew terms ruach (literally "wind"), and neshama (literally "breath") are used to describe the soul or spirit. 

Jewish law holds that human life begins at birth, based on Genesis 2:7: "And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul." 

The rabbinical interpretation is (most often) that human zygotes, blastocysts, embryos, and fetuses do not have souls. 

God never explicitly prohibited abortion. 

Moses was born a Jew. 

The six hundred and thirteen laws (commandments) found in the Old Testament that were revealed or attributed to Moses never explicitly prohibited abortion. 

Moses never explicitly prohibited abortion. 

Jesus (the Physician) was born a Jew. 

Jesus (the Physician) never explicitly prohibited abortion. 

Mary, mother of Jesus, was born a Jew. 

Mary, mother of Jesus, never explicitly prohibited abortion. 

The Twelve Disciples were born as Jews. 

The Twelve Disciples never explicitly prohibited abortion. 

Saul of Tarsus (the Apostle Paul) never explicitly prohibited abortion. 

Pope Innocent III (1161-1216) decreed that a monk who had arranged for his lover to have an abortion was not guilty of murder if the fetus was not "animated" at the time and that the soul enters the body of the fetus at the time of "quickening" - when the woman first feels movement of the fetus.

The image of Pope Innocent III was immortalized during 1950 as a one of 23 marble bas-reliefs of great historical lawmakers installed on the chamber walls of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Submit Us Not to Papal Law - Vote No on Amendment 1!

October 18, 2014 at 7:25 p.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

Of when the Tennessee General Assembly is not in session, Rep. Matthew Hill most likely passes through Bluff City twice a day when traveling from his residence in Jonesborough to his daddy's radio station studios in Bristol...

1,662 ticketed by Bluff City traffic cameras, netting city $150K in fees [Piney Flats

After a heated battle involving Bristol, Tenn., Johnson City and Sullivan County, Bluff City in 2000 annexed a 3.8-mile stretch of U.S. 11E that runs from the South Fork of the Holston River to the Piney Flats crossroads.

“Over the past few years, there’s been too many accidents there and far too many at high speed,” Chief Nelson said, explaining the purpose behind the speed cameras in Piney Flats.

Wanting to reduce the number of crashes, Nelson made a strong push in December 2008 to install speed cameras in front of Pardner’s, where the speed limit drops from 55 mph to 45 mph at the start of a commercial zone.

As part of this push, Nelson repeatedly cited Mount Carmel’s success with the speed cameras and used a traffic study from Bristol, Tenn., Traffic Engineer David Metzger conducted at the highway’s 45 mph zone between Jan. 9 and Jan. 16, 2009.

Metzger’s study found that 9 percent of the 114,991 cars and trucks that drove through the 45 mph zone that week were doing at least 55 mph, 143 of them were traveling at least 65 mph and 12 were doing at least 75 mph.

On April 10, the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 4-1 to allow the city to install the speed cameras on U.S. 11E. They also signed up with ATS to operate the speed cameras in exchange for $40 of every $90 the system generates.

“The intent [behind these cameras] is not revenue,” Mayor Todd Malone said then, countering concerns by city residents that the purpose behind the cameras was to generate new money.

“The intent is to change driving habits on U.S. 11E,” he said.

During a warning period from Dec. 2 to Jan. 1, the cameras issued nearly 2,300 warning citations to speeders.

But 1,493 real citations went to speeders in January and another 169 were issued during the first nine days of February.

In November, there were six vehicle accidents in the 45 mph zone of the section of 11E now monitored by Bluff City’s speed cameras, Nelson said.

There wasn’t a single accident on that strip of highway in December and only two accidents there in January, he added.][1]

May 27, 2011 at 10:46 p.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

Jesus was a Jew.

Jesus followed Jewish Law.

The Apostles were Jews.

The Apostles followed Jewish Law.

The rabbinical interpretation is (most often) that human embryos do not have souls.

Soul: Judaism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul The Hebrew terms ruach (literally "wind"), and neshama (literally "breath") are used to describe the soul or spirit. The soul is believed to be given by God to a person by his/her first breath, as mentioned in Genesis, "And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." (Genesis 2:7). From this statement, the rabbinical interpretation is often that human embryos do not have souls, though the orthodox often oppose abortion as a form of birth control...

Birth and the First Month of Life http://www.jewfaq.org/birth.htm "In Jewish law, although the human soul exists before birth, human life begins at birth, that is, at the time when the child is more than halfway emerged from the mother's body." - Judasim 101:

Bible in Basic English: Genesis 2:7 http://bible.cc/genesis/2-7.htm "And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul."

Neither the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) or the New Testament explicitly prohibits abortion.

God never explicitly prohibited abortion.

Moses never explicitly prohibited abortion.

Jesus never explicitly prohibited abortion.

The Apostles never explicitly prohibited abortion.

April 19, 2011 at 12:10 a.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

Looks like our new Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is embracing socialism by his offering the so-called "Bredesen Bunker" at the Governor's Mansion for a fundraiser to benefit the Tennessee Republican Party --- why doesn't Commade Haslam merely tell all those red diaper babies in the Tennessee Republican Party to venture out into the competitive market and rent a privately-owned and for-profit convention hall - I'll tell you why:

"Socialist!" by Roy Zimmerman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMLgEnDGkG4

BTW, Governor Haslam is violating Tennessee state law by not making these same public and state owned facilities available to the Tennessee Democratic Party, the Tennessee Green Party, etc.:

Tennessee Code Annotated 2-19-206. Use of state-owned property for campaign advertising or activities. —

(a) It is unlawful for any elected or appointed official of the state, or any employee of the state or any department, division or agency thereof, to display campaign literature, banners, placards, streamers, stickers, signs or other items of campaign or political advertising on behalf of any party, committee or agency or candidate for political office, on the premises of any building or land owned by the state, or to use any of the facilities of the state, including equipment and vehicles, for such purposes.

(b) It is unlawful to use public buildings or facilities for meetings or preparation of campaign activity in support of any particular candidate, party or measure unless reasonably equal opportunity is provided for presentation of all sides or views, or reasonably equal access to the buildings or facilities is provided all sides...

March 23, 2011 at 2:58 p.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

BigRidgePatriot said... I have to admit I have not seen the news connecting Ramsey to advocating MTR. Does anyone have any good sources?

You must have really been in a deep coma during the entire years of 2009 and 2010:

Google: "Ron Ramsey" coal http://tinyurl.com/6ckzytm

March 10, 2011 at 11:09 a.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

"Big Coal" being the Ukrainian industrial giant Metinvest which in 2009 purchased United Coal Company --- from former King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CEO John Gregory and others --- and located the Metinvest United Coal Company World Sales Office within one mile or so of Lt. Governor Ramsey's Blountville real estate and auction company...the United Coal Company World Sales Office is located even closer to Ramsey's Blountville residence.

Ramsey is pushing the destruction of Tennessee mountain tops so that his deep pockets at Big Coal can more easily extract these domestic U.S. reserves and later export these same fuels overseas.

March 10, 2011 at 10:28 a.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

Dishonoring "The Father of the American Revolution": Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Rep. Gerald McCormick bury SJR0014 Action on 2009 SJR0014 Honoring Thomas Paine deferred by GOPers; not revived in 2010

The 2009 SJR0014 (Senate Joint Resolution) sponsored by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey that would have provided for naming and designating January 29 as "Thomas Paine Day" seemingly in honor of Thomas Paine "Father of the American Revolution" was adopted by the Tennessee Senate on March 5, 2009 - without the vote of Senate sponsor Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey - only to meet an "action deferred" outcome from Republicans controlling the TNGA House State Government Subcommittee of State and Local Government.

Bill Information for SJR0014 http://wapp.legislature.state.tn.us/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SJR0014

June 26, 2010 at 12:10 a.m.

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