Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s Commentary.
Leahy: In studio with us, the original all-star panelist, and my friend for over 30 years. We met when he was 17, and I was 10, asterisk. Crom Carmichael.
Carmichael: We wish. Morning, Michael. Little frosty out there this morning.
Leahy: Good morning, Crom. Did you have any trouble getting in?
Carmichael: No. But it’s fall. And this is my favorite time of the year as far as the colors. It’s a little late this year, but it’s an opportunity to kind of see, for me, it’s to see God’s work.
Leahy: It is fall. God’s work, the argument from natural design. This is it right here.
Carmichael: You look at all the colors.
Leahy: The beautiful intricacies of nature. This was no accident.
Carmichael: One who thinks it’s just a pure coincidence can be made to believe anything.
Leahy: Absolutely. Well, Crom, that time of day. It is time for today’s commentary by Crom Carmichael. Crom, are you ready for today’s commentary?
Carmichael: I’m ready.
Leahy: You are on. Here it is. Ladies and gentlemen,
Carmichael: After the Tuesday election, Michael, you, and I sat here the next day, and we both said that we don’t think the Democrats will change their course, that they will continue to go ahead with their agenda, even though the people of Virginia and actually in other states also showed that they roundly reject the Democrat agenda.
And it caused me yesterday to kind of think about, how is it that we’ve gotten to this point? So let’s consider for a second. If the Democrat Party were the only party, we would live in an authoritarian state.
And not in Tennessee, the whole country. We now see what they would do if they had the power to do it. The only reason that they can’t get done what they want to get done is that half of the Senate are Republicans. And so the Democrats can’t do it with 90 percent of their party.
They have to do it with 100 percent of their party and not 100 percent of Democrats who want an authoritarian state. But 75 percent do. And you have to ask yourself because we’re heading in that direction, even though the Virginia election happened, as far as the hard left is concerned, that’s just a mere bump in the road.
It doesn’t reverse the trend. It doesn’t take away the structural supports for their move toward authoritarianism. You look at Tennessee, for example, I heard your interview of Speaker Sexton. Tennessee is truly a state that is run by politicians who listen to voters.
Cam Sexton listens to voters. I remember before the last election, he barnstormed the state going all over the state with Republicans trying to get Republicans elected. And the Republican Party in Tennessee very much believes in the rights of individuals and of businesses and not the power of government to Lord over the people.
But yet in New York state or in New Jersey, and California where apparently the citizens there want to be told what to do and want to be controlled by the government.
And for me, that’s the genius of the origins of our country is that we had 50 states and if some state wants to be wildly left and crush their own people, I suppose the people who want to live there, they can.
In Tennessee, we’re pretty much on the other end of the spectrum and our politicians want us to be on the other end of that spectrum.
They believe in individual rights and liberty. What I’d like to do a little bit more of Michael on the show is talk about what do we need to do to address this.
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