From the New York Times,

So far this year, Tennessee Republican have introduced bills that would:
further weaken lax gun laws, increase campaign-donation limits and undermine a progressive Nashville law passed by public referendum, amend the state constitution (they want it to insist that “liberties do not come from government but from Almighty God”), prohibit state officials from recognizing marriages between people of the same gender, deny birth certificates to babies born to undocumented parents and, most controversially, outlaw abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
According to historian and author Dr. [Nancy] MacLean, the Koch network’s goal — and the goal of all legislators in thrall to the Kochs’ PACs — is to weaken unions, suppress voter turnout, privatize public education, undercut climate science, roll back existing environmental protections, dismantle the social safety net and, of course, stack the courts with sympathetic judges. To enact that unpopular agenda, they’ve had to make common cause with the religious right.
Tennesseans should get down on their knees and thank God for the citizen-legislator model of government, because there’s no telling how much damage these people could do if they met all year.

It's hard to keep up with the idiocy in Nashville and in Washington D.C. We must be vigilant and pass on our vigilance to a new generation. Let's continue to give our support (and I don't mean money) and confidence to the new generations so that they protect our democracy.

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