It seems that a School Board here in Tennessee does not understand our Tennessee Constitution.
What may be an even sadder state of affairs is that the citizens of Williamson County do not know it any better.
Here are the facts though. Every member of the school board is an elected official. Meaning they are the representatives of the people in the county. A school board is a political subdivision of the state.
Now, read this from our beloved state Constitution: Article I Section 23 – That the citizens have a right, in a peaceable manner, to assemble together for their common good, to instruct their representatives, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government for redress of grievances, or other proper purposes, by address of remonstrance.
I hope you all know what that means. If not, it means that elected representatives cannot bar, or prevent, hearing from the citizens. The Williamson County School Board just took unconstitutional action. Also, see the attached oath of office they each sign and swear upon being elected.
By violating their oath of office and unconstitutionally voting to bar hearing from the citizens they elected, they have forfeited their seat on this board. I pray the voters there take action, as well as voters everywhere when Boards of Education try to usurp the citizens’ liberty. I would call on the sheriff to arrest every one of them.