Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, surveyor

Ron Ramsey at Shoney's

Ron Ramsey at Shoney's

I attended a breakfast at the Harriman Shoney’s this morning where the honored guest was Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey. The breakfast was sponsored by the Roane County Tea Party. Lt. Gov. Ramsey described his background as a surveyor, who ran his own business from 1981-1986, before he decided to get into the auction business. He currently runs his auction business while serving as Lieutenant Governor, and is one of the few politicians who understands what it means to run a small business and make a payroll.

I have decided to endorse Lt. Gov. Ramsey for Governor. He believes in many of the same things I do, such as strong second and tenth amendments and the importance of limited government. He is strongly pro-life.

Mayor Haslam is a good man, but I believe that Lt. Governor Ramsey is better suited for the job. Mr. Haslam’s membership in the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition (an anti-second amendment group) was a bad move. It causes me to question his judgment. Mr. Haslam recently distanced himself from the group in preparation for his run for the governorship. There are also serious questions regarding Mayor Haslam’s automatic conflicts of interest should he become governor.

You’re either for the constitution’s protections or you’re not. Lt. Gov. Ramsey believes in the constitution as it was written, not the ‘living, breathing’ variety.

By | 2010-02-15T19:23:43+00:00 February 13th, 2010|Famous Surveyors, Government|3 Comments

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  1. Eric Holcombe February 16, 2010 at 9:33 am

    “Lt. Gov. Ramsey believes in the constitution as it was written, not the ‘living, breathing’ variety.”

    I wish I could believe that, but the “Ramsey Plan” was nothing more than a trashing of Tennesseans’ constitutional right to elect our judges. Apparently “elected by the qualified voters of the state” means “selected by a bunch of hand-picked trial lawyers” to the Lt Gov. I’m certainly not voting for Haslam, but I question Ramsey’s belief in the state constitution based upon his vote/plan against it.

  2. Ned Ferguson February 16, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Eric, Thanks for your comment. I was referring to the U.S. Constitution. I have to confess that I am ignorant of the Ramsey Plan concerning judges. I will look into it. I am very concerned about the constant power-grabs of the “despotic branch.”

  3. Eric Holcombe February 18, 2010 at 2:32 pm


    Here are a couple of items of interest to get you going:

    John Jay Hooker’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Comm. on the unconstitutional “select” judges plan – Part 1:

    Part 2:

    Hooker is right on the money. Keep in mind that the majority Republicans introduced AND voted for this unconstitutional garbage after this speech (even though they shouldn’t need it, if they would simply keep their oath of office). It wasn’t a slip-up, or misunderstood.

    Don’t be fooled by the Republican guber candidates that seem to think they are running against Barack Obama for some reason and have suddenly found 10th Amendment religion. It’s in fashion now…

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