ALVIN S. SIMPLETON SAYS LEGISLATORS WASTING TIME

Old Andy Jackson, a son of Tennessee who was once President of these United States, is probably turning over in his grave so disturbed is he at what the Tennessee legislators are doing, or, rather, trying to do.

The politicians in Nashville here in Tennessee suppose to be making laws what are good for us citizens in this great state. Instead, like some other states, they fighting a battle the south and the states lost a long time ago.

Moving through the legislature is a bill called “The Tennessee Health Freedom Act” that declares we citizens in Tennessee have a right to reject the federal law requiring us to buy insurance.

Here’s a clue for them: Federal law trumps state law every day of the week. Hey, your attorney general done told you that but you aint listening.

Why is Andy Jackson turning over in his grave? Cause he thought he done settled the question of nullification in 1832. South Carolina challenged the tariff acts of 1828 and 1832, claiming that they were not binding on the state. In December 1832, Jackson issued a proclamation that in effect denied South Carolina’s claim of the right to nullify federal law.

Now if that aint enough to open the eyes of them politicians in Nashville, I remind them the south lost the Civil War, which settled the question of a state’s right to supersede federal law.

Why are the politicians in Nashville doing something so unproductive? Hey, it’s an election year. Need I say more?

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