On Friday, Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order that has many Tennesseans concerned that it gives the state permission to call out the State Guard and National Guard “in connection with certain health care and emergency services operations.”

A statewide conservative coalition with influence called Tennessee Stands has said they believe the governor’s orders are “exceptionally concerning.”

Some things contained in the order sound like something out of Orwell’s 1984 and it’s disturbing coming from a Republican governor. Things like the construction of “temporary quarantine and isolation facilities.” Wait, what? What does Bill Lee know that the rest of us don’t? Why do they need isolation facilities?

Another item in the order is “Telephone assessments for involuntary commitment cases are permitted.” Involuntary commitment? At first, that does not sound good and it makes it seems like the state is expecting an awful lot of COVID cases, so many that telephone assessments will be necessary because on-the-ground staff will be overwhelmed with people.

It’s been explained though that assessments of patients who are going through a mental health crisis can be done by telephone for involuntary commitment cases and, for that to happen, the pre-screening agent must be reasonably unable to evaluate them in person.

Under the order, out-of-state health care providers will be allowed to practice in Tennessee, and retired medical professionals will be able to easily reenter the health care workforce. Again, what does Lee know that we don’t? Why does he believe a more dangerous outbreak will come to Tennessee, especially when hospitalization numbers are down compared to last year regarding the Delta variant? Between most people being vaccinated and herd immunity, there is no real reason to act like the world is coming to an end.

The order allows out-of-state health care providers to practice in the state so long as they’re helping to treat COVID-19. It also allows retired medical professionals to reenter the workforce more easily by the Commissioner of Health granting them a license, certificate or registration to show they are still allowed to practice.

The order also gives permission to recent graduates of nursing school who haven’t yet received their license to practice under supervision.

For some, the executive order appears to be nothing more than the state expanding health care resources to handle COVID-19. But whenever you read involuntary anything ears perk up. People start to question what’s going on, and what’s going to happen?

You can read the full executive order HERE.

From a Facebook post by Tennessee Stands:

Gov. Bill Lee quietly issued a new executive order yesterday on August 6th with little fanfare. Here are a few things in the EO that we find exceptionally concerning.

5. Behavioral health inpatient psychiatric residential, and crisis care staffing flexibility is permitted pursuant to an approved plan to relieve the capacity strain on certain staffing functions.
7. Health care student staffing flexibility is permitted in inpatient psychiatric and behavioral health settings pursuant to an approved plan to relieve the capacity strain on certain staffing functions.
**8. Discretion to utilize National Guard and State Guard members in connection with certain health care and emergency services operations.
**14. Telephone assessments for involuntary commitment cases are permitted.
16. Medical laboratory directors can monitor facilities remotely.
**18. Temporary quarantine and isolation facilities may be constructed.
19. Inspection of mental health and substance abuse facilities and services are suspended.
20. Health care licensing inspections and investigations are suspended to increases resources available to fight COVID- 19 and to protect public health.
21. Inspections of health care facilities are suspended.

One Facebook users responded, “CoVid has been around long enough that emergency measures are no longer needed and the legislature should be making the calls.”

Another said, “The pieces add up to a very scary picture !! People need to wake up.”

“I would like to know the specific scenarios and situations that would need to take place in order for these actions to be implemented. They are too open ended and vague which leads to open door interpretation and neglected use which would not work in our best interests. We need to demand specificity.”

“We need to call, share and emails all reps of the state and tell them we will not comply with any Covid restrictions. We can’t live in fear!” one woman replied.

“Sounds like I can basically start my own mental health facility now with no license and no oversight.”

Why are so many people gravely concerned about an executive order that is basically preparing the state for any type of COVID emergency should one arise? Given the leftist’s false hype of the Delta variant, Governor Lee is simply trying to prepare the state to be able to deal with a reality that matches the hype. It would be irresponsible to not do so.

I blame the fear on a lack of leadership at the very top. The Biden administration has screwed up the COVID vaccination messaging so badly that Americans are now believing an authoritarian state is in the making and they now fear what their government is going to do to them. From talk of lockdowns and mask mandates and vaccine passports to forcing vaccinations on people who don’t want to take it, our country is in the stages of going full totalitarian state and once you understand that, the fear makes sense.

Executive Order 83 will remain in effect until Oct. 5 and supersedes the governor’s previous order, the nature of which was meant to help state leaders facilitate economic recovery and stay compliant with federal programs.

Daniel

Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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  • UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
    Let the local Departments of Public Health quarantine the sick and possibly the immediate family but leave the rest of the country alone.

  • My guess is that someone perhaps leaked to the governor that in a couple of years the after effects of the vaccines, not the Wuhan Virus or its variants, will kick in.

    Heart problems, mental problems, serious physical problems, blood problems, and birth defects will begin to increase at a massive rate requiring vast numbers of medical facilities and personnel. The Chinese lab knew from their long term development of the Wuhan virus and their study of it and the vaccinations they tried to develop what the devastating effects the “Vaccinations” would have around the world . Dr. Fauci and a limited number of people at the CDC and possibly the CIA know of this.

    Part of why this was released appears to be population decrease resulting from in small part the Wuhan Virus itself, but in a larger measure the vaccines developed and their long term effects on those that took them.

    Did the Democrat Governors purposefully place infected seniors in nursing homes to spike the death rates and strike fear in the populous to get the “SHOTS” as soon as they came available. They may not have known why they were instructed to do so, but did they comply because of the Party’s instruction?

    Yes! I am logically guessing why the Tennessee Governor is doing what he is doing because he is also guessing, or perhaps has received leaked information on what the long term effects will be on health care needs because of the virus or more likely the vaccination’s side effects might or will be.

    A decreased world population for the coming ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT will be easier to control by the Luciferian, aka communists, to control. At that point the ultimate Mark of the Beast will be put into effect and the remaining people will in large part accept it.

    • If my opinion about this is correct then it is obvious that they will not receive the “Shots” because the false vaccinations have the long range side effects that they have. These super spreader illegals have or will have the Wuhan Virus and help in its spread.

      The Sheeple will believe that to avoid getting the virus they should get the “Shots” and as a result later get the long term side effects from the shots.

      The illegals will have the long term safety of their increased natural resistance by the antibodies developed from the disease itself but NOT the long term side effects of the so called “Vaccinations.”

      Their value as survivors in the long term voting pool will be of real value to the Democrat Party and what appears to be Luciferians at the head of the Party.

      All of what is suggested here, if it is correct, is not occurring by chance but is happening as a well thought out program to destroy the liberties and freedoms that the elite feel we should not have.

      It’s the Power, Lust, Money, Control, and Fame that the Luciferians want for themselves and the Prince of this World. He tricked the designated Royalty in a Garden about 6000 years ago to relinquish and give to him dominion over planet earth. He hopes to keep it, but the Creator has a better end game. A remnant of true believers will be the final benefactors when this all comes to its conclusion.

      Please study this out for yourself. YOU do not want to make bad choices in this “get or refuse the Shots.” your eternal life may be at stake!!!!

  • Unless the governor is hiding his concern for Biden’s running of Covid-bearing illegals into the state which otherwise would have no provision for handling and containing them from dispersal among the population, this will be declared an illegal EO, usurping citizens’ constitutional rights under the 4th and 14th Amendments.

    Containing illegals prior to deportment would be the ONLY constitutional use of containment facilities, as illegals are not entitled to enter the country.

    Someone tell CCP-owned Biden.

  • Arm up. Lock and Load. This crosses the line, way over the line. You knew it was coming. Time to take serious action.

  • As more and more sheeple fall victim to the “vaccine” effort and as more time elapses for the toxins continue to work on their bodies, there will be more and more sickness and death. I suspect that the deaths and the other cases will be blamed on Covid 19 and the “unvaccinated.” As for the involuntary commitments, those could be for committing recalcitrant sick people to hospitals and outspoken non-sheeple and /or other refusniks to bug houses.

    Europe and the United Kingdom are seething with resentment and outdoor demonstrations of people numbering literally in the seven figures. The US fake news is covering that up. We need more pushback here too.

  • I’m thinking the Gov. is anticipating a flood of illegals to his state, And the majority may be covid positive.

  • The BIDEN variant.
    That’s what it is.
    That’s the only thing I call it.
    What it is.
    If the Republicans don’t start to impeach Biden for releasing this pandemic all over America – then you can be sure the Republicans aren’t worth a damn thing and remember that when you vote.
    Sissy boys who are afraid of everything especially afraid of a democrat and their own shadow.

  • Pity that there aren’t more red state governors with a sound mind to enact orders for masking, vaccination–and isolation when people test positive. I guess Gov. Lee doesn’t want to lose ALL his voters on the right who refuse masking and self-isolation to prevent pandemic spread. I think as time goes by all the governors except perhaps Abbott of TX and DeSantis of FL will wake up and mandate reduced freedoms for individuals to insure maximum survival of their populations.

  • Nope. Executive order or laws violating constitutional rights are not binding or legal. There are a multitude of SCOTUS cases denouncing such nonsense. Specifically Ex party Milligan 71 US 2 (1866), and Marbury vs Madison.

  • If this is true (and I’m not saying it is true) that would make him the dumbest governor in Tennessee’s history. This will get more Leo’s in Tennessee killed that anything else in history combined. If this is true a recall needs to start immediately.

  • This is not a Republican order it is one from a FAKE Republican aka RECTUM SUCKING PUPPETS ot the Democraps.

  • With no inspections of health care facilities, our low scoring hospitals and nursing homes are going to really be infectious cess pools for a while. This is just ridiculous. Money behind it somewhere

  • That might explain the building of giant “warehouses” in rural areas, like just south of the pocono mountains. Don’t be surprised when this Tyrannical Government completely trashes the constitution and bill of rights

  • Take the house & senate back; Finish the wall; no $ or help of any kind or health care for illegal persons; English language only; teach US history and Constitution in schools; audit the Fed Reserve; no visas of any kind except merit visas, revert to back our $ with gold, cancel the security clearances for all Obama, Biden hold overs and RINO’s & get rid of them; voting with photo ID only, NO MAIL-IN voting, NO SAME DAY VOTING REGISTRATION AND VOTING; no doing any business with China; do not use dominion HAMMER computer and scorecard software in future voting; seize all bank accounts belonging or affiliated with George Soros’ Open Society Foundations; stop the resettlement of illegals around the USA. This is my opinion.

  • Any politician that cannot get themselves to adhere to the constitution should be immediately impeached! The 17 turncoats should be voted out of office. and anyone who gives up their freedom to obtain a little safety deserves neither! US Veteran and member of the American Legion.

  • Sounds to me they are planning to round up all freedom loving Tennesseeans thatrefuse the jab. They will force test them and say they have the Covid whether they show any symptons or not. Just a way to kill off a bunch of people without any witnesses. Itis time to organize your like minded neighbors and lock and load.

  • It is time for the people to stand up and say NO – peaceful demonstrations, but NO. It is called our Constitution.
    Vaccines are killing and disabling people and those who are vaccinated are spreading the virus, the vaccines are not that effective and how many who have been listed as dying from Covid or the delta, died from other causes? It is becoming more evident that covid can be treated safely and effectively with standard drugs (ivermectin and hydrochloriquon) and we can open this country and take off the freaking masks.

  • Sounds like the Republican Governor of TN has been drinking the Liberal Socialist Kool-Aid and decided it tastes good as it puts more power in his hands to control the TN population! Maybe he needs to switch parties immediately!

  • It seems the author is not being completely honest in the article.

    With regard to the Nat. Guard, it is stated in the EO the Nat. Guard would be permitted to provide medical assistance. i.e. doctors and nurses.

    Also, with regard to “involuntary commitment” it is stated that would be for issues of mental health. The law already allows for involuntary commitment of some mental health patients.
    Not sure how the telehealth thing would work for that.

    When one reads the entire EO I think they will not find that it is particularly nefarious.