Last week the Tennessee House of Representatives voted 72 to 25 to approve HJR741, a resolution in opposition to Governor Lee’s decision to allow refugee resettlement in Tennessee and challenge his power to do so.
This move is the latest in efforts by Tennessee immigration patriots to stop resettlement in their state.
HJR741 reiterates claims made in a similar anti-refugee resolution that Representative Terri Weaver sponsored in 2016. That resolution launched a lawsuit against the federal government challenging its authority to carry out refugee resettlement in Tennessee without the legislature’s consent. Two federal courts threw out lawsuit, and a subsequent appeal in theSixth Circuit Court of Appeals was also rejected.
HJR741 is one of few pieces of legislation introduced in 2020 designed to challenge Governor Lee’s decision to bring in refugees.
Several activists were clearly irked by this resolution.
Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus, Policy Director for TIRRC Votes, issued the following statement:
This resolution is election year politics at its worst. Representative Weaver’s resolution does nothing to alter or strengthen the resettlement program, instead it increases skepticism about refugees and re-hashes arguments that have already been settled by the courts and by the General Assembly. There are many things legislators could do to support refugees and invest in the success of all families who call Tennessee home. This resolution accomplishes nothing except to spread misinformation, divide our communities, and make refugee families feel unwelcome. Representative Weaver should spend her time trying to pass legislation that meaningfully improves the lives of her constituents instead of scapegoating refugees.
Last September, President Donald Trump issued an executive order which required governors and county executives planning on resettling refugees to give their consent on the matter.
19 Republican Governors have consented to resettling refugees so far.
Republicans are playing with fire by trying to embrace a moderate form of the refugee mania.
National cohesion is at stake when letting endless waves of migrants — be they refugees, legal workers, or illegals — enter the country.
The Tennessee House should be saluted for exercising sanity on this matter.
Cleveland Indians are Joining in the PC Radicalism by Discussing a Name Change
Even Major League Baseball is not exempt from political correctness.
The Washington Post reported that the Cleveland Indians are in the process of changing their name after the Washington Redskins announced their decision to review a potential name change before the NFL’s 2020 season.
“We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality,” the Indians declared in a statement. “Our organization fully recognizes our team name is among the most visible ways in which we connect with the community. We have had ongoing discussions organizationally on these issues. The recent unrest in our community and our country has only underscored the need for us to keep improving as an organization on issues of social justice.”
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 4, 2020
According to a report from The Athletic, the Indians leadership is expecting to discuss the matter with Native American leaders, fans, players, alumni, and staff within the organization before making a final name change.
The Washington Post pointed out that “The club de-emphasized its “Chief Wahoo” logo in 2016 in favor of the red ‘Block C’ logo.”
“We do have empathy for those who take issue with it,” Indians owner Paul Dolan commented about the logo in 2016. “We have minimized the use of it, and we’ll continue to do what we think is appropriate.”
In the 2018 season, “Chief Wahoo” was eliminated and the team no longer uses the logo.
The degree of cultural radicalism America is going through in 2020 is off the charts.
The Left is moving at breakneck speed in its efforts to transform America in every possible way, while most of the Right stays asleep.
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