@ CL Mullins
Now that was funny!
As a rule I don't like to comment about public servants outside of my districts. However, within the preceding comments I see a trend of defining space as opposition to Memphis. If this is all it takes to be defined as a political leader, then I guess that's as good as it'll get. I see how a Mae Beavers is seen as a legitimate candidate for the governorship of Tennessee.
Wow! Suburbia incubates a lot of aggression and passion.
Please, please run Senator Beavers!
Ammusing comments. African-American, living in a sizable home in South Memphis, purchased adjoining lots to expand perimeter, inexpensive purchases due to "undesirable demographics", Navy Federal Credit Union financed (local banks redlined). Within cycling distance of my job, easy commute for my spouse (West to East instead of the molasses of East to West). Savings on home allow for parochial and independent school educations. Our neighbors aren't threatening (I guess its a "Black thing"). All of our kids played club soccer. You don't have to spend money, if you're a middle class African-American, chasing someone elses version of the American dream. Pursue your dream on your terms.
Back to reality. What meaningful, productive legislation has the state legislature accomplished in the past three years? Culture warrior stuff doesn't count.
Unfortunately from the looks of the incoming cabinet and congress, the environment along with the "ilk" you detest will all be wacked.
Pay close attention to the cabinet picks, and their preexisting policy positions, of the President-elect. Then think about these people in the aggregate. Long term. Hopefully, the bureaucracy will be able to minimize the damage.
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