Tennesseans have lost faith in governing officials which is why I believe they don’t even want to show up to vote. You don’t have to look far to find blatant demonstrations of the corruption and utter lack of respect for the law and for the citizens. Everyone is familiar with the current lawsuit against Knox County government, but check out this video of Jimmy Naifeh and Stacey Campfield to see just how out of control our politicians have become.
It’s funny because Naifeh is the Speaker of the House, but yet I can hardly understand what he is saying (read mumbling) half of the time. But, he must be doing something right since Tennesseans have felt compelled to re-elect or not vote against him for the past 10+ years. More commentary from the infamous Rep Campfield here.