Griffey Calls On TN Gen. Assembly To “Stand Up For The Freedoms Of Tennesseans We Swore An Oath To Protect”

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By Representative Bruce Griffey ((R – Paris, TN) –

The following is an email I sent to every member of the Tennessee House and several conservative members of the Tennessee Senate.  I want Tennesseans to know my position on vaccine and mask mandates as well as my efforts to get others in the General Assembly to protect the rights of Tennesseans to make health decisions for themselves and their children.  

Please contact your State Representative and Senator and politely let them know your position.  As I have always said, I work for you, the voter, and you are my Boss!  Thank you for the privilege of being able to represent you in the 112th General Assembly.  

In case anyone has not heard, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has banned all vaccine mandates in Texas per an executive order.  As part of “the call” for a special session in Texas, the Legislature there will take up the issue and perhaps enact legislation in support of Governor Abbott’s actions.  

First, and foremost, I am not against vaccines, especially for older Tennesseans, those at greater risks due to personal health conditions, or anyone that voluntarily wants to take the vaccine.  But, I am vehemently opposed to vaccine mandates by government, employers or business owners in Tennessee.  

I am also very frustrated that we, today, apparently have a number of “medical Nazis” in the Tennessee House and Senate that think it’s ok for some Tennesseans, (those with financial power via their business ownership or employment of other Tennesseans), to discriminate against powerless Tennesseans by requiring vaccines with the threat of the loss of their job and/or ability to conduct business.  

This is a threat by the financial elite against the powerless’ ability to support their families!   This is unacceptable in my opinion.  This is something I would never believe I would see in America.  

It is my belief that history (and Tennessee voters) will not be kind to those that support vaccine mandates.  I can only imagine what our Founding Fathers would think of us.  At the same time, I am sure Adolf Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and CCP President Xi Jinping as well as other notable oppressors in history are smiling with glee!   I urge you all to please stop and think!

Forcing vaccines via mandates has the opposite effect on free people in my assessment. We have a responsibility to protect the freedoms of Tennesseans to make their own health decisions. If we give Tennesseans a choice and educate them about the effectiveness of the vaccine to prevent severe outcomes and death for those at greatest risk, we will see better participation.  


It is undeniable that Covid typically has a survival rate of 99% and much greater for younger Tennesseans without underlying health conditions!!!!   99% PLUS!!!!   Moreover, vaccines DO NOT stop the spread of the virus!!!!   Furthermore, these silly cloth masks are a joke (in my opinion) and the science does not support their use!   N95 masks work. 

Why in the world should we allow certain Tennesseans in power to discriminate against fellow powerless Tennesseans who do not share their political view?  Biden, his administration, and oppressive Liberals love this crap!  Conservatives hate it!

If you want the vax- get it!  If you don’t – don’t get it!  It should be the personal decision of every Tennessean, and the parents of Tennessee children – not the politically biased/charged Tennessee Department of Health seeking to circumvent the wishes of Tennessee parents via some informed minor doctrine.   

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There are also other therapies for treatment of the virus other than the vaccine – some more effective than others.  Corporate media intentionally fails to report on the successes other countries are seeing in their fight against COVID with the use of other therapies such as ivermectin in India and Africa.  Natural immunity is far better than vaccine immunity.  These alternatives are being ignored.

I hope a vast majority of you will join me and others in the Special Session and show Leadership like Texas Governor Greg Abbott and stand up for the freedoms of Tennesseans we swore an oath to protect.

And to those members that fraudulently and intentionally ignore the distinction between personal health choices and decisions that end the life of another human being, I will pray for you and hope that one day you will realize your grave error in judgement and promotion of the killing of innocent human beings.  May God forgive you for your ignorance.  History will not be kind to you.  Hitler didn’t fair well did he?


About the Author: Bruce Griffey, Esq. – (R) Paris – Tennessee State Representative District 75Griffey is the Representative for Henry, Benton and Stewart Counties.

2 thoughts on “Griffey Calls On TN Gen. Assembly To “Stand Up For The Freedoms Of Tennesseans We Swore An Oath To Protect”

  • October 13, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Well said Mr. Griffey! We need more courage from our leaders.

  • October 14, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Could Tennessee Conservative list the names of senators and reps who are not speaking out against mandates?


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