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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – August 11th, 2019

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – I’m not sure who decided to call the Senate’s August work period “recess,” but it could use a rebrand. I’m using this month to reconnect with Tennesseans from all corners of our great Volunteer State.

This past week, I visited Middle Tennessee, and received updates from local businessmen, health care professionals, and local officials who are tuned in to the region’s many successes, and emerging opportunities for growth.

Tennessee’s strong workforce, right-to-work law, and central location make companies eager to set up shop.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Democratic Party statement on weekend shootings

 

Tennessee Democratic PartyNashville, TN – Saturday morning, someone walked into a mall in El Paso and started shooting.  20 dead 26 injured.  Less than 24 hours later someone walked into a bar in Dayton and started shooting. 9 dead 27 injured.

Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. Orlando. Las Vegas.

32. 27. 49. 58.

We are beyond crisis. 

American children are afraid of school.  Not because of bullying, or worrying about a math test. They’re afraid of being shot.  

Tennessee Democratic Party, Mary Mancini.

Tennessee Democratic Party, Mary Mancini.

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Let Me Sow Pardon, Where There Is Injury

 

This is the second of a series of articles based on the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi beginning, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.”

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

Clarksville, TN – It is necessary to define the words injury and pardon before talking about them.

According to www.merriam-webster.com, an injury is “an act that damages or hurts; it is a wrong; it is a violation of another’s rights for which the law allows an action to recover damages.” For the purposes of this discussion, we’ll look not at the legal aspects of an injury but at the hurt caused by one’s actions.

Pardon is a word in our society that has been so imbued with legal connotations that it is necessary to completely nullify for this article its legal definition: “the excusing of an offense without exacting a penalty.” We choose instead the dictionary’s definition of “the excuse or forgiveness for a fault, offense, or discourtesy.”

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Where There Is Injury, Let Me Sow Pardon

 

Author’s Note: This is the second of a series of articles based on the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi beginning, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.”

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

In order to talk about injury and pardon, it is necessary to define each of these words.

According to www.merriam-webster.com, an injury is “an act that damages or hurts; it is a wrong; it is a violation of another’s rights for which the law allows an action to recover damages.” For the purposes of this discussion, we’ll look not at the legal aspects of an injury but at the hurt caused by one’s actions.

Pardon is a word in our society that has been so imbued with legal connotations that it is necessary to completely nullify for this article its legal definition: “the excusing of an offense without exacting a penalty.” We choose instead the dictionary’s definition of “the excuse or forgiveness for a fault, offense, or discourtesy.”

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