Sharing some commentary about the proposed amendments to the Tennessee Constitution from John Gentry. Give this a read so that you can make an informed vote on them.
NOT PUBLISHED CORRUPT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO OUR BELOVED TENNESSEE CONSTITUTION. VOTE NO TO CORRUPTION
PUBLISHED MEANS PUBLISHED
In their incompetence, and for their corrupt purpose, our senators and representatives DO NOT PUBLISH proposed amendments to our beloved Tennessee Constitution as required by Article XI, Section 3.
Regarding amendments to our beloved Tennessee Constitution, Article XI, Section 3 states; “…such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals … and shall be “PUBLISHED” six months previous to the time of making such choice …”
Black’s Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition defines “Publish” as follows;
To make public; to circulate; to make known to people in general. To issue; to put into circulation. An advising of the public. Or making known of something to the public for a purpose.
There are going to be three corrupt proposed amendments to the Tennessee Constitution on the November 2022 ballot for the people to ratify. I implore you to VOTE NO.
I have asked many citizens, including a respected attorney if they knew these amendments were going to be on the ballot. And without exception, not one person I have asked knew anything about these proposed amendments. I myself was not aware of these amendments, until recently.
If the supreme law of our state constitution were adhered to, which it is not, these proposed amendments would have been made public knowledge no later than May of 2020, six months prior to the election of the 112th Congressional Session.
The incontrovertible fact that these amendments are going to be on the November ballot, without “publishing” to the public renders these amendments VOID because they are being proposed without publishing to the public in violation of Article XI, Section 3.
The incontrovertible fact that these proposed amendments are not published to the public evidences that our entire general assembly is incompetent and/or corrupt.
In their incompetence and/or corruption, each amendment includes the following language;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the foregoing be referred to the One Hundred Twelfth General Assembly and that this resolution proposing such amendment be published in accordance with Article XI, Section 3 of the Constitution of Tennessee by posting such amendment on the official website of the Secretary of State and on the official website of the General Assembly.
What a lie!!! What a massive constructive fraud by our government. The constitution requires “PUBLISH” which according to Black’s Law Dictionary is to “circulate; make known to the public in general, NOT posting on a website almost no citizen visits.
IN THE FIRST COMMENT OF THIS POST, I”LL PROVIDE A LINK TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE WEBSITE SO YOU CAN READ FOR YOURSELF. The following is my summary of these amendments…
RIGHT TO WORK AMENDMENT – First, this amendment has no place in a constitution. A constitution establishes the form of government, and protects the people against transgressions by that government. This amendment “protects” the people from business discrimination and does not belong in our constitution. Second, this amendment is pro-union and contrary to Tennessee as an “at-will” employment state. Unions are bad. Unions are controlled by corrupt attorneys. Unions are largely at fault for destroying California and other liberal states.
MENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISABILITY OF GOVERNOR – This amendment provides the Executive Branch Cabinet POWER to replace the Governor with the Speaker of the Senate (or House) if the Governor is mentally or physically incapable of performing his duty. The language is so loose in this regard, a coup by the cabinet can remove the Governor.
PROHIBITING SLAVERY – This proposed amendment is stupid! Slavery is already prohibited in our state constitution. This amendment either allows CoreCivic (our private prison contractor) to enslave prisoners, or it facilitates inmate lawsuits demanding to work and be paid, or both. Most likely, our corrupt judiciary wants inmates getting paid, so they can garnish the earnings of the inmates with children for child support, so the judiciary can get money from Title IV federal incentive money for administrating collection of child support.
PUBLISHED MEANS PUBLISHED
It is common sense, that in 1870, when our constitution was ratified, “Published” meant printing in newspapers and likely printing pamphlets for distribution. In today’s world publish means, printing in newspapers, prominently displaying on government websites, and on all social media pages.
“Published” in 1870 DID NOT mean, placing obscure links on the Secretary of State website, a website few if any citizens ever visit.
“Published” in 1870 DID NOT mean concealing proposed amendments amongst mounds of other “pretended legislation” on the General Assembly website.
Considering the exact language of each proposed amendment circumventing “Published” to the public, is plain evidence that every single legislator that voted in favor of these amendments is unfit for office. Very obviously, since a majority of senators and representatives from two congressional sessions voted in favor of this garbage without publishing to the public, evidences our entire government is incompetent and/or they are traitors to their oaths.
This misconduct of our corrupt government now leaves me no choice but to use what little campaign contributions I receive, for advertising and truly publishing to the public what government fails to publish.
This misconduct of our corrupt government also leaves me no choice but to file yet another lawsuit against government to prevent these garbage amendments from being on the November 2022 ballot. That means I need to waste my own time and money paying court fees, writing the lawsuit, legal briefs, motions, and conducting research.
I hope you will do your part and at least talk to friends, family, neighbors, make them aware, implore their due diligence, and inform them of this malfeasance by our corrupt government. I hope I don’t have to fight this alone but I will if I have to.
In God We Trust, in government we don’t – John Gentry
Independent Candidate Governor 2022