-Born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee
-Served 20 years in the U.S. Army
-During his time in the Army, he was stationed in the White House Communications Agency on staff with Vice President Dick Cheney
-During his time in the army, Todd saw combat in Iraq and Afghanistan
-Served as the District Commander for the American Legion in East Tennessee
-Currently is an Associate Staff member for the Trump White House, does advance work for President Trump
-Ran for Congress in Tennessee's First District in 2018
-Exploring a run for Congress in Tennessee's First District in 2020.
Karmel Melamed is an award winning internationally published journalist, activist, speaker and attorney based in Los Angeles. Born in Iran, Melamed fled that country at a young age after the Iranian revolution with his family to escape persecution from Iran’s newly established Islamic regime. As a journalist since 2000, he has given a new voice to the emerging and successful Iranian American community living in the United States as well as having covered issues relating to Iran and the Middle East. His articles have appeared in the Jerusalem Post, JTA International Wire News Service, Times of Israel, Arutz Sheva news and Orange County Register as well as a whole host of other prominent online publications.
John I Harris is an attorney who has been practicing in Nashville since
1986 and who is associated with the firm of Schulman LeRoy & Bennett
P.C. His practice represents businesses, nonprofit entities and
individuals in general civil matters, corporate governance, estate, trust,
transactional and litigation matters. Mr. Harris also handles cases
involving representation of clients before the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) including clients that have or
are seeking licenses or who are undergoing license revocation
proceedings as firearms dealers and/or as explosive permittees. Mr.
Harris represents gun clubs, sport shooting ranges, security companies
and firearms instructors in matters such as formation, operation and
zoning matters. He is a referral attorney with the National Rifle
Association and several other national organizations whose members
are in the firearms industry or who are civilian permit holders.
Mr. Harris teaches continuing legal education courses on the issues of
firearms and the use of deadly force under Tennessee law for
attorneys, law enforcement, magistrates, judges and civilians. He
accepts speaking engagements on issues involving Tennessee’s
legislative processes, civilian handgun permit laws, firearms ownership,
and the civil and criminal aspects pertaining to the defensive use of
deadly force under Tennessee law.
Mr. Harris has served as the executive director of the Tennessee
Firearms Association, Inc. since 1995. He is the author of several
publications including the book, Carrying a Handgun for Self Defense In
Tennessee (3rd Edition 2002).
Mr. Harris is licensed to practice in Tennessee, the Sixth Circuit, and
before the U.S. Supreme Court. He received his B.A. degree
from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt School
of Law in 1986.
Dr. Carol Swain is the host of the podcast “Be the People” and an author or credited editor of nine books, one of which (“Black Faces: Black Interests”) has won three national awards. Another of her books, The New White Nationalism in America, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She is a former university professor of political science and law at Princeton and Vanderbilt Universities, and a nationally known political commentator who has appeared on Fox News, ABC Headline News, CNN, BBC Radio and NPR, among other outlets. Dr. Swain was a Nashville mayoral candidate in 2018 and 2019. Her opinion pieces have been published in the likes of The New York Times, USA Today, CNN Online, the Epoch Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.
President Obama was the first Gay Marriage President. Whether you agree or not, he pushed the issue to the highest court and won. What has this down to the Black voter, who has overwhelming voted for the Party which put Obama in the White House?