Articles by: Bobbie Patray

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on May 24, 2019, 6:01 AM / in State News

I have represented Tennessee Eagle Forum, our members, and our supporters at the State Capitol for 32 years. During those years, there have been a number of questionable activities and scandals, especially Operation Rocky Top (the Bingo gambling scandal where the Secretary of State and another man committed suicide and others went to prison), Operation Tennessee Waltz (where several legislators […]

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U.S. school fails Christian student for refusing Islamic prayer

U.S. school fails Christian student for refusing Islamic prayer

on May 22, 2019, 6:52 AM / in National News, State News

Also taught ‘Muslims’ faith is stronger than Christians’ The declarations could have been made by an imam in a mosque sermon. “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.” “Islam at heart is a peaceful religion.” Jihad is a “personal struggle in devotion to Islam, especially involving spiritual discipline.” “To Muslims, Allah is the same God that is worshiped in Christianity and Judaism.” “Men are […]

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Commentary: The New Social Contract We Must Reject

Commentary: The New Social Contract We Must Reject

on May 14, 2019, 8:13 AM / in Opinion

By Bruce P. Frohnen and Ted V. McAllister  |   Tennessee Star America’s public life is disordered; our discourse toxic. Competing lists of scandals and abuses (calls for impeachment, “nuclear options,” attacks on free speech, and so on) are long and shop-worn—and often miss the real issue that something profound, systemic, and dangerous has happened to our nation. A hostile ideology […]

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The INEQUALITY of the “Equality” Act

The INEQUALITY of the “Equality” Act

on May 10, 2019, 6:18 AM / in National News, State News

On  05/01/2019 House Judiciary Committee Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 – 10  the Equality Act, H.R. 5, with the expectation that it will be considered by the whole House soon. The Equality Act was originally introduced in 1974 but was made popular in 2015 when former President Barack Obama announced his support for the legislation. The bill […]

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Legislative Update, May 4, 2019 / Tennessee Eagle Forum

Legislative Update, May 4, 2019 / Tennessee Eagle Forum

on May 6, 2019, 6:50 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Tennessee Eagle Forum Legislative Update, Week of April 27, 2019

on April 29, 2019, 6:36 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

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Tennessee Eagle Forum Legislative Update for Week of 4/19/2019

on April 22, 2019, 6:08 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

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Good morning, April 16, 2019

on April 16, 2019, 10:25 AM / in State News

As you may recall, for several years in Tennessee, there have been significant efforts to pass legislation to provide in-state tuition to illegal aliens. If a legislator decides to try that again, hopefully this decision will help us oppose such an effort. No Right to College for Illegal Immigrants The Eleventh Circuit confirms: Universities don’t have to accept unauthorized immigrants, […]

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Tennessee Eagle Forum Legislative Update, Week Ending April 13, 2019

on April 15, 2019, 7:54 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

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It isn’t just the Electoral College

on April 10, 2019, 6:14 AM / in National News, State News

Yes indeed, the liberals are still trying to generate a push to do away with the Electoral College, but in the meantime, the more immediate problem is the effort to get states to join the National Popular Vote compact (NPV). Ohio has created its own unique proposal as you can see in the last article below. In case you didn’t […]

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Tennessee Eagle Forum Legislative Update April 6th 2019

Tennessee Eagle Forum Legislative Update April 6th 2019

on April 8, 2019, 6:51 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Tennessee Legislative Report from Tennessee Eagle Forum March 30th 2019

Tennessee Legislative Report from Tennessee Eagle Forum March 30th 2019

on April 1, 2019, 6:13 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

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Do States Have a Say in the Refugee Resettlement Program?

Do States Have a Say in the Refugee Resettlement Program?

on March 19, 2019, 6:39 AM / in State News

The State of Tennessee filed a lawsuit against the federal government in March 2017 claiming that the refugee resettlement program was an imposition by Washington over which the state had no control. The lawsuit is pending, but it highlights a deep problem with how the refugee resettlement program has evolved since the passage of the Refugee Act in 1980. This Backgrounder traces […]

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State of Tennessee Appeals Federal Judge’s Dismissal of Refugee Resettlement Lawsuit

State of Tennessee Appeals Federal Judge’s Dismissal of Refugee Resettlement Lawsuit

on March 19, 2019, 6:36 AM / in State News

On Thursday, Tennessee appealed a federal judge’s ruling in March that dismissed the state’s lawsuit against the federal government’s resettlement of refugees in the state on 10th amendment grounds. The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan representing the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee General Assembly, and Tennessee legislators State Rep. Terri […]

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Tennessee Legislative Update, March 16, 2019

Tennessee Legislative Update, March 16, 2019

on March 18, 2019, 7:11 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Tennessee’s Eagle Forum Legislative Update, Week of March 9, 2019

on March 10, 2019, 6:18 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

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Nearly 200 people test positive for mumps at immigration detention facility in Texas

Nearly 200 people test positive for mumps at immigration detention facility in Texas

on March 8, 2019, 6:30 AM / in National News

Some 186 people, including staff, have exhibited symptoms of mumps at immigration facilities in Texas, the Texas Tribune reported. During the entirety of 2016, there were 191 cases in the state. Here’s what we know According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen and tender salivary glands. […]

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Children Don’t Need ‘Day Care For All,’ They Need Their Mothers

Children Don’t Need ‘Day Care For All,’ They Need Their Mothers

on March 6, 2019, 6:23 AM / in National News, Opinion

Children Don’t Need ‘Day Care For All,’ They Need Their Mothers Democrats aim to nationalize not only the economy, but also families. Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have both publicly endorsed socialized child care. Warren’s plan is supposedly funded by (what else) wealth confiscation – but only from “the rich,” so don’t worry, everybody. It’s okay to use […]

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Legislative Update, March 4, 2019

Legislative Update, March 4, 2019

on March 4, 2019, 7:46 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at […]

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Tennessee Eagle Forum Legislative Update February 24th 2019

Tennessee Eagle Forum Legislative Update February 24th 2019

on February 24, 2019, 6:31 AM / in State News

I am so delighted to report that Rep. Jeremy Faison is recovering nicely from the surgery he had on his head wound last week. Bless his heart, Rep. Tim Rudd was back at the Capitol this week, all bandaged up from his surgery putting skin graphs in place over some of his burns.  He still has a long way to […]

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