- 532,580 new unemployment claims filed in the state of Tennessee since March 15, 2020 https://www.tn.gov/workforce/covid-19/news/2020/5/21/tennessee-new-unemployment-claims-filed.html
- 31,000 illegal aliens living and working in Davidson County https://dailyrollcall.com/31000-illegal-aliens-working-homesteading-under-the-protection-of-nashville-government/ (Tennessee continues with loopholes in it’s E-verify law)
- estimated 26,634 “likely refugees” residing in Tennessee as of 2015 http://research.newamericaneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nae-tn-report.pdf
- 694 refugees brought to Tennessee since Bill Lee took office
Bill Lee chose to weaponize the use of COVID testing results against Tennessee’s citizens instead of recommending or ensuring that law enforcement had adequate PPE with which to protect themselves. Sadly for Tennesseans, the governor didn’t appear to realize that his justification for providing the names as a means to protect law enforcement, didn’t hold water as to asymptomatic individuals with whom law enforcement might encounter. https://www.fox8live.com/2020/05/10/law-enforcement-agencies-able-access-names-addresses-tennesseans-testing-positive-covid-/
The governor didn’t rescind this absurd move until after bi-partisan pushback from legislators.
It appears, however, that the practice is on-going in Nashville compliments of the governor allowing 6 counties which includes Davidson County, from the start of COVID lockdowns, to run their own operations with their own rules.
The legislature has begun to address the weaponizing of COVID as a means to the government unconstitutionally gorging itself with power.
Tennesseans better hope that legislators very quickly begin tamping down on contact tracing. Watch the video linked here and decide for yourself.
It looks like Bill Lee has already endorsed contact tracing but it remains unknown how far he’ll run with it.