Crom’s Crommentary: ‘We Are Not in a Good Place as a Nation’

Mar 29, 2023

Live from Music Row, Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary.


Michael, the tragedy at Covenant School that happened on Monday after the show is just tragic. And it’s also one of these things that people describe as senseless. But there’s something going on and it’s unfortunate in this country where there’s violence that’s being perpetrated and more or less excused.

The way the media reported the motives of the killer that they’re blaming the legislature of Tennessee and Bill Lee. And the way ABC did it is particularly reprehensible. And it’s just terrible when you have a terrible thing like this and then you see Biden who first of all gets up to the podium and cracks a bunch of jokes.

It’s like he turns on a switch and then calls for gun control. And then you have then you had the media ABC, in particular, reported Tennessee had passed laws to keep teenage children restricted from healthcare. And that’s simply not what it is.

Unfortunately, you’ve got the trans community that’s now calling for a day of vengeance and you have leaders in the trans community calling for a day of revenge in Washington, D.C. on April 1st they’re having a big day of revenge.

And then you have trans leaders who are calling on trans people to buy guns. And if we’re gonna be attacked, we need to be prepared to attack back. And of course, the trans community is only being, if you want to call it that, attacked by legislation where you have adults who absolutely seem to me to be determined that the medical profession and big pharma have the right to mutilate our children.

And this is just a terrible thing. We’re not in a good place as a nation. This trans issue in Tennessee is not isolated to Tennessee. There are lots of state legislatures who have passed laws saying that you have to be a certain age before you can have life-changing surgeries done to your body, which to me is a completely rational thing.

We have all kinds of laws that you can’t do certain things until you reach a certain age because we’re all aware that the human mind evolves over time and that there are some things that need to be done later in life in order to make a rational decision. One aspect of the tragedy is how quickly the police responded and how heroically they responded. It is really good to know that our police department has been trained to, I think the way they described it, run toward the gunfire.

They reacted quickly and they reacted professionally and they ended the altercation, apparently, the person with the gun wanted it to be much worse than it was and had wanted to go to other places. And so it’s a terrible tragedy that happened. But the reporting on it is equally distressing.

Listen to today’s show highlights, including this Crommentary:

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