Ramsey: ‘Nomadic Bands’ of Protestors Don’t Scare Us

Statement from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, March 15, 2011:

The right of all citizens to protest and assemble peacefully is sacred in the State of Tennessee. However, this General Assembly will not be intimidated by nomadic bands of professional agitators on spring break bent on disruption. We talk through our differences here. Tennessee is not Wisconsin.

  • Nancy Lynn

    It’s too bad that the governor of Wisconsin did not allow the loyal opposition to discuss his anti public sector legislation; it might have saved the state all of the upheavel. It will be interesting to see if Ramsey will sit down with the Democrats to discuss differences……

  • m

    To Nancy Lynn
    Governor Walker would have been happy to discuss his legislation with the opposition, all they had to was show up. The legislation in Wisconsin was not anti public sector, it was pro democracy pro taxpayer legislation.

  • Donna Locke

    “We talk through our differences here. ”

    I beg to differ.

  • duh

    Nancy Lynn: “It’s too bad that the governor of Wisconsin did not allow the loyal opposition to discuss his anti public sector legislation.”

    There is an old joke that defines the word “chutzpah” as a man murdering his parents and then at his trial begging the court for mercy because he is an orphan. Accusing Gov. Walker of not allowing Democrat lawmakers, who tried to disrupt the legitimate political process by walking off their jobs and fleeing their state, to participate in the legislative process requires real chutzpah. It is also quite ironic.