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The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –
The Meigs County Republican Party hosted a Meet & Greet with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on September 7th at the Decatur Seventh-day Adventist Church.
During Lee’s speech, he said, “Freedom is important. Religious Freedom is not negotiable.”
Lee chose to not specifically relate the statement to religious exemptions to masking and vaccines in Tennessee.
Lee went on to speak of the protection of the unborn and the passage of one of “the most comprehensive pieces of pro-life legislation in the country.”
“…Every single human being that is created in the image of God should be protected. Their life should be protected. Their liberty should be protected. Their freedom should be protected and that stands true for the unborn as well… As long as I am the Governor, I will relentlessly pursue the protection of the unborn,” Lee said.
Despite Lee shutting down the first request for a Special Session to address COVID response by Tennessee Schools, called by all 73 Tennessee House Republicans, Lee spoke of how Tennessee has an “opportunity to lead.”
“We have an opportunity to show other states and embolden other legislatures and embolden other leaders in other states,” Lee said.
Lee spoke to the “misinterpretations” of Executive Order 83 that he signed in early-mid August stating that the “misinterpretations” come out of people’s fear of government and the coronavirus.
“People are scared of the government. There are people scared of the coronavirus. There are people scared of the federal government. There are people that are scared of losing a way of life or losing something that’s incredibly valuable to them and they respond when they’re afraid,” Lee said.
Lee opted to not include a Q & A session following his speech.
About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career. Most recently, he served as Deputy Directory for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History. Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com