Up for Debate: Concerns of the state legislature

Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 11:22pm

When considering some of the bills our General Assembly occupies its time with, do you think our legislators really have the public's interest in mind? Some of the debates in Legislative Plaza and the state capitol bring Tennessee national attention in the media, at times to our state reputation's detriment. Is that to be expected in politics or is it unacceptable?

53 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 3/30/12 at 4:24

In other words you couldn’t hold a candle...Ben. lol

Have a good weekend.

By: BenDover on 3/30/12 at 4:48

Yep Nemo... that's it.

Have a great weekend yourself, friend.

By: Ask01 on 4/1/12 at 10:56

The bottom line to all this has to be our current crop of elected employees (I cannot bring myself to refer to them as legislators,) are more concerned with debating, for the most part, inconsequential bits of business which matter only to special interest groups or themselves.

The saddest chapter in this saga is the people elected them and continues to return them each election cycle..

Perhaps because they, the politicians champion special projects for their districts or, as I more likely suspect, an apathetic resignation to incompetence and self serving actions on the part of anyone who would run for office.

An even darker corner of my mind wonders if they are such scoundrels the people vote them into office just to ensure they will spend part of the year in Nashville, and not in their home district causing trouble.

The fault, in the end, is our own.

To quote Walt Kelly's character, Pogo, "We have met the enemy and he is us."