Tennessee Firearms Association

What should the role of Tennessee's governor be in legislation?

December 19, 2022 John Harris Season 1 Episode 28
What should the role of Tennessee's governor be in legislation?
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Tennessee Firearms Association
What should the role of Tennessee's governor be in legislation?
Dec 19, 2022 Season 1 Episode 28
John Harris

In Tennessee, the constitution provides that the people elected legislators and the governor.   Those are two separate branches of government.  The legislators have the constitutional duty to enact laws that reflect the public policy decisions of the state.  In a constitutional republic, the legislature is typically closer to and more accountable to the people - and should be.  In contrast the governor is only an administrator.  It is not the job of the governor to set or determine public policy - the job of the governor is to implement and enforce the laws enacted by the legislature.   

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In Tennessee, the constitution provides that the people elected legislators and the governor.   Those are two separate branches of government.  The legislators have the constitutional duty to enact laws that reflect the public policy decisions of the state.  In a constitutional republic, the legislature is typically closer to and more accountable to the people - and should be.  In contrast the governor is only an administrator.  It is not the job of the governor to set or determine public policy - the job of the governor is to implement and enforce the laws enacted by the legislature.