Blount County


Rep. John Duncan on Becoming an Antiwar Republican

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute October 26, 2018   Rep. John Duncan on Becoming an Antiwar Republican   Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), who will retire in January after 30 years in the United States House of Representatives, is the subject of a new biographical feature article at the Knoxville News Sentinel. Included with the article is video […]

Rep. John Duncan on Becoming an Antiwar Republican

There is Nothing Patriotic or Conservative About Our Bloated Defense Budget

There is Nothing Patriotic or Conservative About Our Bloated Defense Budget

By John J. Duncan, Jr. Ron Paul Institute November 17, 2017   There is Nothing Patriotic or Conservative About Our Bloated Defense Budget     Several times over my 29 years in Congress I have wondered whether there are any fiscal conservatives at the Pentagon. It seems that the Defense Department is just like every other […]


Rep. John Duncan: No Conservative Should Support Staying in Afghanistan

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute November 2, 2017   Rep. John Duncan: No Conservative Should Support Staying in Afghanistan   “We’re long past the time we should have gotten out of Afghanistan,” US Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) told the Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security today. The Congressman, who sits on the Ron […]

Rep. John Duncan: No Conservative Should Support Staying in Afghanistan

The Antiwar Conservatives, With Rep. John Duncan, Jr.

The Antiwar Conservatives, With Rep. John Duncan, Jr.

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute August 8, 2017   The Antiwar Conservatives, With Rep. John Duncan, Jr.   What is it like to vote against war in a conservative Congressional district? Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) found out that you can vote your conscience, explain it to your constituents, and continue to get elected. And educate […]


The Day The (Rock) Music Died On Knoxville Airwaves

By ChrisInMaryville May 10, 2015   The Day The (Rock) Music Died On Knoxville Airwaves     It appears that the freedom of choice for music fans in Knoxville and many surrounding counties has been dashed in hopes of growing corporate profits while maintaining a status quo ideology of people living in east Tennessee. The […]


Tennessee Bill to prohibit county employees from serving as County Commissioners

A new bill for Tennessee that will stop county employees from serving as County Commissioner of the county in which they are employed will be soon up for a vote.  This will not do anything to county employees that are currently elected members of the County Commission or re-election of county employees that currently hold […]

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Tona Monroe - Blont County Commissioner District 7, Seat B

Blount County Tax Revolt Commends Commissioner Tona Monroe for not Taking a Salary

New Blount County Commissioner Tona Monroe refuses her almost $20k term salary and is featured in a press release by the Blount County Tax Revolt, contents below.   Blount County Tax Revolt Commends New Blount County Commissioner for Refusing on Principle to Accept $405 Monthly Salary   During the May Republican Primary and in the […]


Tennessee Cops to Draw Blood at Labor Day Weekend ‘No Refusal’ DUI Checkpoints

The common sense solution for the safety of all involved is to not drink and drive, but these Tennessee checkpoints affect drivers based on their geographic location rather than probable cause. Source: http://benswann.com By Barry Donegan   Tennessee Cops to Draw Blood at Labor Day Weekend ‘No Refusal’ DUI Checkpoints   This Labor Day weekend, […]

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Police State

Police Militarization – Where Does Your County Stand?

The ongoing militarization of our local police departments as displayed recently in Ferguson, Missouri is not news, per say.  This has been building for many years but now is so obvious that even the main stream media is covering the situation and even the remaining old media viewers whose intellectual focus has been on Dancing […]


Shout Out to Louisville, TN voters!

Tomorrow is the day for the voters in Louisville and other districts in Blount County to decide if they choose local government representation with ethics and accountability or not. Source: http://www.bcpublicrecord.com Time to clean sweep Louisville  

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Thou shalt vote Republican hypocrisy – the Blount County saga continues

Why does this story about the campaigning for this Thursday’s upcoming election, the Republican part officials regarding the Blount County political machine, along with many similar stories, in print and over the airwaves, remind me of an example used many times by the G. Edwards Griffin discussing the workings of a cartel? Source: http://www.bcpublicrecord.com Thou […]