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Monday, March 28, 2005

Respect my authority!! (with credit to cartman)

Many people have made comment that I should get alysha0 or other people fired as an intern in speaker Nafieh's office for her attacks against me and for her blogging on company time. First, let me say that to my knowledge I have never met this person and that decision should be up to speaker Naifeh based on her skills at her duties, for all any of us know she may be speaking for speaker Naifeh. When I started my blog I did it to listen to, speak with, and inform people. Not to silence anyone. I am not trying to discourage any competition. In fact, I have always felt that trees competing for the light have always grown the tallest. An informed public makes the best democracy. I encourage other Representatives to blog.
Bill Hobbs has even offered to set up this site. I will even go as far as to set up a blog for any representative (republican or democrat) who wants one. In the battle of philosophy and information, I offer all a gun; the bullets are up to them. Those who use fear, punishment, and oppression instead of wisdom, philosophy, and logic show their own inaptitude at leading. They are more dictator than leader and will not be allowed to lead for long in a free and informed society. I try not to follow this style of management. Maybe that is what some of my critics fear most.

13 comments:

  1. Right on Campfield! Keep on blogging!

    Doug Kenline
    Atlanta, Georgia
    http://dougkenline.blogspot.com/

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  2. Just a comment about the trees growing tallest for light. Please read up on the theory of the red queen (Through the Looking Glass [lewis carrol]). There is much to learn about it.

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  3. This is a very honorable and respectful attitude to have during life, no matter the field of preference. I sure wish the politians would adhere to it! :)

    For what office are you seeking? May I know who you are running against? It seems that I have to get my information by doing my own research, because I sure won't get a fair and balanced news story these days. ;) Thank you.

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  4. Pardon me, "whom" you are running against. ;)

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  5. rosemary i am not in a race at this time i was just elected at the same time as the president

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  6. "In the battle of philosophy and information, I offer all a gun; the bullets are up to them."

    Great quote, sir.

    It is said that two things you don't ever want to see made are sausages and laws. Keep shedding the light, and smack those Windmills hard!

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  7. As far as guns go -- stick to yours. You're providing a free civics education to lawmakers here. Legislators who conduct their affairs with integrity have nothing to fear from honest insider accounts of the legislative process. In fact, what could be better than a favorable review that isn't paid for, or set up by a press aide?

    Few creatures afraid of the light are very appealing when it unexpectedly shines on them.

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  8. You've offered a forum, and I, for one, am immensely grateful for that.

    Anyone (political) that fears scrutiny, fears for re-election, and rightfully so. An informed public is an intelligent public, generally, and I'd gladly let anyone's political fate lie in informed hands.

    Keep doing what you're doing. It's nice to see a congressman actually invite opposition. I'll back honesty any day, whether I agree with them or not.

    I applaud you sir, and I regret I can't yet vote for you.

    Phil

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  9. It's great that you have entered into this 'blog to share your experiences with your constituents from back home; however, you cannot simply demand respect--you must earn it.

    And why should we treat your so-called authority with respect if you don't?

    It is one thing to disagree with someone's ideas or ideology or they way they conduct business but it is quite another to throw fiery barbs at them simply because they are different from you and that scares you.

    You are receiving praise for being an iconoclast, yet, you are not attempting to improve anything-your only motivation is to publicly humiliate your enemies and those that are different than you.

    When you actually begin working for the good of Tennessee and the good of Knox County, maybe you (and your "authority") will be respected. You have a long way to go . . .

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  10. While I can truthfully say I have no party affiliation, I tend to lean towards the Democrats these days due to our polarizing leader in Washington D.C. On the other hand, I applaud this blog and support getting truth out in any way possible, as long as it is truth and not rhetoric on some issues you have with a particular person. If Democrats or Republicans are feeling some heat due to their alleged illegal activities, so be it. I am for all the things that make this country great and make sure you talk equally about those who are doing dumb things, even in your own party. Because, I am sure there are.

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  11. While I can truthfully say I have no party affiliation, I tend to lean towards the Democrats these days due to our polarizing leader in Washington D.C. On the other hand, I applaud this blog and support getting truth out in any way possible, as long as it is truth and not rhetoric on some issues you have with a particular person. If Democrats or Republicans are feeling some heat due to their alleged illegal activities, so be it. I am for all the things that make this country great and make sure you talk equally about those who are doing dumb things, even in your own party. Because, I am sure there are.

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  12. to campout my title for this post was not to be taken as first person but more as a shot at those who say this to others i agree with you on this point.

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  13. Well I agree but I think the post should secure more info then it has.

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