Coach Dave Daubenmire
January 21, 2016
I just returned from Tennessee where some of my friends have been working heroically trying to get the Tennessee Legislature to do their duty and uphold their Constitutional oath.
While the airwaves are abuzz with concern about how “conservative” Donald Trump is and whether or not he can be trusted to handle the office of the Presidency the American people were just under-cut by some of those same “conservatives” in Tennessee.
Yes, my friends, Donald Trump should be the least of our worries.
Brave Tennessee State Representative Mark Pody introduced legislation in the House this month that would have told the tyrannical Federal Government and their out-of-control Supreme Court to go pound sand in regards to homosexual “marriage.” Mark Pody’s bill was the first of its kind in the nation and would have nullified the un-constitutional Obergefell decision forcing sodomy-based marriage on the citizens of Tennessee.
We are living under a powerful unelected oligarchy the likes of which this once- free nation has never seen. The Constitutional Republic under which this nation was founded was designed to keep such tyranny from occurring.
But no nation can survive when the biggest law breakers are the law-makers. This government of, by, and for the people can only survive if we, the people, demand obedience to the law by those who have been elected to serve.
America is a captured nation and those who have sworn to protect and defend our rights are negligent in that duty.
I learned again this week that Donald Trump is the least of our worries.
You can read all about the goings on in Nashville by visiting Courts Cannot Make Law. Here is what happened in a nutshell.
Representative Pody introduced House Bill 1412 which was written to permit the State of Tennessee to declare that the Obergefell opinion was not binding in the State of Tennessee. It seems that there was already a law on the books that defined marriage as a union of one man and one woman. That law had passed with nearly 82% of the vote of the people. Nothing in the Supreme Court decision changed the law in Tennessee.
There is no Federal law on the books regarding marriage. There was one, however, until 2013, a Federal law known as The Defense of Marriage Act defined marriage as a union ONLY of one man and one woman. That law was passed in 1996 and signed by Bill Clinton. It was the “law of the land” until overturned by a Supreme Court opinion in 2013. Then, in 2015, the Supreme Court “legalized” homosexual marriage, an act that they have no legal authority to perform.
The bill in Tennessee was nothing more than an affirmation of existing law and the enforcing of both the 9th and 10th amendment rights of the citizens of Tennessee. Marriage is a State issue and out of the jurisdiction of the Federal Government.
Today, Mark Pody’s bill was killed in a sub committee hearing thereby blocking the bill from making it to the floor where it was sure to pass. The committee, made up of 3 Republicans and 2 Democrats failed to deliver the three votes necessary to keep the bill alive.
One of the “conservative” members of the committee proudly announced that he was a Christian and that he did not need to get God’s approval on how he would vote on the bill. This “Christian Conservative” voted to reject the bill and God’s definition of marriage. The bill died by a vote of 4-1.
Donald Trump is the least of our worries.
The bill to protect traditional marriage in Tennessee was fought every step of the way by Focus on the Family associated Family Action Council of Tennessee. David Fowler the head of this “Christian” organization ran interference for his Republican buddies to make sure that the bill would not make it to the floor. Fowler, the head of FACT did everything he could to insure that this bill would never see the light of day.
Donald Trump is the least of our worries.
For eight weeks faithful volunteers worked diligently on the ground in Tennessee to raise up church/pastor support for the bill. Getting the pastors involved in the affairs of the nation is almost an impossible task. They choose to leave earthly matters to the control of Satan’s imps. Donald Trump is the least of our worries.
There was a public hearing held today regarding the bill. The room was filled with Christians as they looked in the eyes of the officials who had sworn to uphold the Constitution. Testimony was heard from witnesses called before the committee. NOT ONE witness spoke in support of homosexual marriage. The bill died with no spoken opposition from the homosexual mafia.
America is dying because our pastors will not carry the torch for Christian values. America is dying because “conservative” politicians will not stand up for the people they have sworn to represent. The marriage bill died a silent death today for lack of a second. Why would we expect elected officials to carry a torch that our Christian leadership refuses to pick up?
Did I tell you that David Fowler is available to speak to one of your “conservative” groups? Jesus warned us that “our enemies will be those of our own household.”
With conservative friends like Fowler and company Trump is the least of our worries.