Facing the Prospect of Full-Capacity Sporting Events, Tennessee’s Governor Shuns ‘Arbitrary Measures’ By Alex Parker for Red State
GNN Note – Being a native Tennessean it does my heart proud to see our Governor taking the necessary steps to throw off the chains of tyranny. To get our state back on track and to crush the mini-tyrants, like Nashville Mayor, John Copper. /END
Despite the pandemic’s perpetuation, some people are trying to move on with life.
In states such as Florida, society is attempting normal function.
Count Tennessee among that group.
Case in point: On Wednesday, Republican Gov. Bill Lee called in to the Outkick Podcast Network to speak with host and founder Clay Travis.
During the roughly-45-minute segment, Bill asserted The Volunteer State should be back to enjoying sports in the regular fashion.
Clay listed outdoor stadiums around the nation that have resumed full-capacity attendance.
Does Bill — he asked — want the same for the University of Memphis, the University of Tennessee, and other popular event locations?
Per Bill, that’s a big Yes.
“Yeah, absolutely. [A]nyone that goes to that event has had an opportunity to either be vaccinated or made the choice to not be vaccinated. And that means that it’s now up to individuals to make those kinds of decisions. No one’s being put at risk that doesn’t choose to be put at risk. It was one thing back in the day…when you visited a nursing home, the nursing home residents, you were putting them at risk. Or if you went somewhere and crowded in a place, you were putting other people at risk. (But) that’s over.”
Clay delved further:
“In your opinion, is it time to also consider that for indoor venues?”
The governor’s game to take that step.
“Yeah, I think it is.”
To Bill, it’s a question of managed risk: