You would think allowing the people to vote would be a given in America. We fight wars and sacrifice young lives across the globe to protect or establish that right, yet in our own land three states deny it. Regrettably Tennessee is one of those unfortunate three.
Can you imagine in the land of the free a form of government being forced upon a people without their having a voice in the decision? The process is called annexation by ordinance. Only cities have that power, and they will take every measure to preserve it. They will fill the legislative halls with their paid lobbyist, and when the awareness of the injustice of the act is revealed they will send in even additional ones; even calling back retired ones to put down the threat. This past week all of them focused their efforts to defeat Rep. Mike Carter and Senator Bo Watson’s proposal to allow a referendum of the people before annexation could take place.