Before the Affordable Care Act became law in 2009, the United States healthcare system was the envy of the world. Now, big pharma, big corporations and government bureaucrats control our medical care and patients suffer. Because of permanent nerve damage caused by an accident 22 years ago, I have been a first-hand witness to that suffering. On May 27, 2019, however, after 6,821 days of severe suffering, I woke up without pain. The Lord healed me on Memorial Day 2019. Since then, every day is a bonus. I’ve written my story at https://iknowpain.com/?p=47. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read about my journey.
My road to political activism began in 2015 when the Tennessee legislature repealed the Intractable Pain Care Act and, in the process, abandoned tens of thousands of Tennesseans. Since 2017, I have been at our state capital every session advocating as a member of the board for Safe Access Tennessee and working with legislators to craft pro-patient legislation and policy. During this time in Nashville, I have seen how the legislative sausage is made on a wide variety of issues that are important to everyday Tennesseans. And, over the last two years, many of our elected officials have shown us their true BLUE colors – none more so than my State Senator, Richard Briggs (TN District 7).
Briggs, who has taken in almost 80% of his $350,000 war chest from special interest groups, has repeatedly favored bills that strip individuals of their Constitutional rights and give big payoffs to his cronies in pro sports, big business, big pharma and healthcare. Briggs has also been a tireless advocate for CDC, NIH and WHO policies. Whether it be mask and vaccine mandates, workplace discrimination based on vaccine status or removing the unvaccinated from transplant lists, Briggs has been on the Fauci-side of every healthcare issue. And, when it comes to parental rights, Briggs authored legislation to legalize treatment or vaccination of your children without your consent and he failed to support legislation providing transparency and standards for race, gender and sex ed curriculum in our schools. You can learn more about Senator Briggs’ liberal record at www.BadBillBriggs.com.
My road to candidacy has been a painful road - a road where I have learned much about what’s wrong in Nashville. I’ve worked outside the system as an advocate for healthcare freedom but, now, I believe it’s time to take everything I’ve learned and work inside the system with the larger goal of limiting the role of government in our daily lives, reducing the influence of special interests and of restoring liberty to the people of Tennessee. You can read more about my policy positions below, but, to summarize... I am the TRUE Republican in the race for Tennessee’s District 7 State Senate seat. To get to Nashville, however, I need your support in one or more of the following ways.
1) Vote... If you live in the 7th Senate District, I would appreciate your vote. Early voting begins July 15th and Election Day is August 4th. To register or learn where and when to vote, visit: www.knoxcounty.org/election.
2) Invest... We can’t beat back Briggs’ special interest-funded war chest without your help, so I am asking you to invest in our campaign – in your children’s and grandchildren’s future. The maximum individual contribution is $1,600 (couples may give up to $3,200) but ANY amount will be greatly appreciated and I know God will multiply the impact of every dollar received. To give, click on the button at the top of this page that says "CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO OUR CAMPAIGN" or click this link to go directly the secure donation site: Click here for our secure donation link.
3) Volunteer... You could be a poll worker, knock on doors, make calls, send texts, or simply put up signs in your yard or community. To volunteer, drop us an email at: email@example.com.
4) Influence... Please help educate your friends, family and neighbors about the importance of this race, about Briggs history and about my campaign. Encourage everyone in your sphere of influence to repeat these steps and we’ll be well on our way to victory in August.
I frequently hear people say, “Someone should do something about that.” Well… here we sit at a pivotal moment, each with an opportunity to do something. Let’s do this together. Help me get to Nashville. I will be the Senator who represents you with every vote.
Thank you for your time and thank you, in advance, for your support!
Kent Morrell Candidate for Tennessee Senate District 7
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I’ve had a front-row seat to the decline of our healthcare system for the last 20 years. Constant pain worsened by treatment opened my eyes to the suffering many Tennesseans are forced to endure under our current misguided policies. This is why I advocate for change.
• Putting patients first • Removing the state and federal government from the doctor-patient relationship • Restoring civilian oversight of health-related state agencies • Restoring treatment options for patients • Protecting parental rights • Working to address mental health issues which greatly contribute to homelessness
My opponent, Richard Briggs, sponsored a bill that would have allowed medical providers to administer vaccines without parental consent.
I will work to protect parental rights.
Tax Relief, Fiscal Responsibility and Regulations
I support tax relief for all Tennesseans.
Richard Briggs voted for the largest tax increase in history of Tennessee in 2017. I will work to repeal the oppressively high gas tax that was included in the IMPROVE Act. Our state will likely exceed $5 billion of extra money in the bank by the end of this summer. I will work for to eliminate oppressive taxes for Tennesseans and fight unnecessary spending that big government thinks they are entitled to spend when they have billions in the bank.
Richard Briggs voted to give $500 million to billionaires to build a new stadium in Nashville. He voted to give Ford Motor Company a billion dollars to open a factory in Tennessee. I think billionaires should pay for their own projects and big businesses should invest in their own factories.
I will work to reduce government red tape, eliminate burdensome government regulations and work to remove any unnecessary licensing fees on Tennesseans.
Education is the most significant investment we can make in our future. We need to focus on improving our public schools.
• All children are different: more focus on educational and student health outcomes, less focus on data • Improved support for rural schools. All children should have a quality public education regardless of where they live • Improved support for mental and emotional health. • Improved support for Career and Technical Education
Every Life is Sacred
Nothing is a surprise to God and every life is sacred and meaningful. However, being pro-life is more than just a slogan. It requires empathy and a long-term commitment to meaningful action. • Improved Policies that make it much easier for a mother to keep her child and be a successful parent • Improved support for child service, foster care and adoption agencies