Many of us tend to believe that governance gets more parochial and provincial as we go from the federal level down to the municipal level. The more local the law, the more likely it is to contain bias and prejudice, and to be generally more "conservative." That's the conventional wisdom and sadly, that is often the case. Oppressive local ordinances are routinely thrown out in court, as state and/or federal standards of compliance supercede or trump local laws.
In the case of Metro Nashville versus the State of Tennessee, it's the other way around. Government at the state level is extremely conservative. And at the local Metro Nashville level, it is decidedly more liberal, especially in the areas of civil and human rights. This is what makes this a nationally newsworthy story.
If the Judeo-Christian theocrats, who now rule the Tennessee [legislature] are ever to be voted out of office, the crusade to do so must begin in Nashville and the time to begin that noble battle is right now. The line in the sand has been drawn. Davy Crockett stood his ground. Will Metro Nashville do the same?
Posted by "Loner"