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arizona law in tennessee

Today the Tennessean has an article detailing the plans to produce a bill that is similar to the Arizona immigration bill in the 2011 Tennessee State Legislature. This should come as no surprise because last year after the bill was passed in Arizona the Tennessee House voted 67-27 commending Arizona on their bill.

State Senator Bill Ketron R-Murfreesboro plans to file a similar bill by Thursday.

Of course the Tennessean gives very small mention to what the bill will actually be about or details about the bill. Instead most of the article is spent talking about special interests and their impact and influence on the bill as well as the negative economic impact a bill like this would have. It’s unfortunate that this is viewed so negatively by the Tennessean however conservatives can take solace in knowing that with the big Republican majority in Tennessee this bill should easily pass.

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ACLU and Tennessee

It is normally a good thing when the ACLU is opposed to a decision in your state.  I won’t list any of the numerous cases where the ACLU has taken a ridiculous stance on an issue, but here is a funny article from the onion about the ACLU defending Nazis rights to burn down ACLU headquarters. It actually wouldn’t surprise me at all if the ACLU had done something like that.

Back in May the Tennessee House commended Arizona on their immigration law with a vote of 67-27. It was great to see the House take a stand and show Arizona that other states appreciated the bold move they made.

Last Friday the Tennessee chapter of the ACLU sent a letter to Governor Bredesen where they tried to bully the state into going back on their decision.  You can read the letter for yourself, but I for one hope the state doesn’t back down to the ACLU and stands in support of Arizona.