Citizen Statesman

I was reading on Ann Barnhardt’s website and found a write up – by her, of course – about this gentleman and I wanted to share it with you.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 15:35:04

    Tennessee Tour Debriefing & Hot Tip
    Posted by Ann Barnhardt – January 29, AD 2012 7:40 PM MST
    I left Wednesday morning for a four-day speaking tour of Tennessee, sponsored by a collection of quasi-Tea Party, 9/12 and ACT For America groups. First was Memphis, then on to Nashville, wrapping up in Knoxville. Sincerest thanks to all those who so graciously invited me, organized the facilities, fed me bacon cheeseburgers and most of all, to those who drove me clear across the state of Tennessee. I accepted no compensation or honorarium for this, only the covering of my airfare, food and lodging. Thus, they got what they paid for. 🙂

    1. I am going to have to go back to Memphis because I . . . I . . . *sniff* . . . I didn’t go to Graceland. (Hangs head in shame.) Hopefully someday I can make it back and the red shag carpet and leopard-print sofas will still be there.

    2. Tennessee is a hotbed of musloid organization, musloid organized crime, musloid human trafficking – both slave labor and sex slavery. The intel before the events was that the musloids were planning on crashing my events and heckling or otherwise picking a fight. To my EXTREME DISAPPOINTMENT, but not at all to my surprise, not a SINGLE ONE dared show up at any of the venues. You know why? Because they’re all COWARDS. The reason we are getting rolled by cowards is simply because we are even BIGGER cowards than they are. Fact.

    The only person I had to publicly excoriate was a super-fun rockband church type in Knoxville. Essay coming on that.

    3. This was the first time I had flown in quite some time. I was recognized walking through DIA and also on the airplane in Knoxville. It is a very, very odd and disquieting thing to be recognized by strangers in public. Not that the folks who recognized me were the least bit unpleasant – quite the contrary. The point is the thing itself – being recognized by total strangers in crowded public spaces. Anonymity is something that one can only truly appreciate when it is gone. But, we lay down whatever we have to lay down in order to fight the good fight. I don’t like it, but so be it.

    4. Now for the Hot Tip for the conservative blogging community. I found a potential star. In Nashville I was provided with a security escort by the name of John Smith, but everyone calls him “Big John” Smith, and rightfully so at 6’4″ and an athletic 290 pounds. Big John Smith is a 22 year veteran Sheriff’s Deputy in Nashville who specializes in warrant service – in other words, going out every day and hunting down criminals. I had the opportunity to spend a considerable amount of time visiting with Deputy Smith being that he was charged with my personal security, and it turns out that he is following his conscience and RUNNING FOR CONGRESS in Tennessee’s 5th congressional district. As I sat listening to a man who knows EXACTLY what the situation is both on the ground and in the halls of government, and to a man who has read history and could no longer sit by and do nothing, I thought to myself, “This is EXACTLY the kind of person who needs to repopulate Washington D.C.” No more lawyers. No more perfumed cocktail party princesses (and those are the men). No, we need citizen servants like John Smith. In order to be a statesman, a man needs profound depth of character. This is precisely why there are no statesmen anymore – because politicians today are all psychopaths devoid of character and integrity.

    John Smith is the kind of man who has the POTENTIAL to be a statesman. If for no other reason, he deserves attention for that fact alone.

    John Smith knows that his campaign is a longshot at best. TN-5 has been held by democrats since . . . 1875. He knows that the GOP establishment wants nothing to do with him (and the feeling is mutual). He knows that the black nouveau-slave community dismisses him out of hand as an Uncle Tom. BUT, he also knows that we must fight the good fight and run our race, and that all things are possible through Christ.

    Click over and check out Big John Smith’s website. Especially take the time to read the “About Me” page. John Smith IV is a 22-year veteran Deputy Sheriff. His father, John Smith III, was also a law enforcement officer in Nashville who was killed in the line of duty in 1980. His grandfather, John Smith Jr., was one of the first seven black police officers commissioned in Nashville in 1948. And today, Big John Smith works the streets of Nashville, and in his off hours is running for United States Congress. This man is a walking inspirational documentary.


    I’ll leave you with the man’s own words:

    Respectfully, maybe some might say, “What makes him think he has the qualifications to be a politician? He didn’t go to Harvard or Yale; he’s not a lawyer or ever held a political office!”

    My answer would be to them, “No I’m not a politician, but America at present time has leaders who in their arrogance are ignoring the will of the people, what other recourse is there but for ordinary people to stand up in the face tyranny and be counted!”


  2. Kim
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 15:36:32


    My name is John W. Smith IV and all my friends affectionately call me ‘Big John’ because of my size. I’m six foot four-290 pounds.

    I was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1959; son of John W. and Magnolia Smith III. I am married with one child. I am privileged to have come from a proud heritage of law enforcement officers, John Smith Jr. and Lieutenant John Smith III. John Smith Jr. (1917-2002) my grandfather, was one of seven Negro men who were the first in Nashville history to be commissioned as police officers in 1948.


  3. Sherry
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 16:40:04


  4. Kim
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 16:51:18

    a more approachable and factual word



    • Kim
      Jan 30, 2012 @ 16:52:57

      “Xenophobia,” an irrational fear of that which is strange or foreign, also doesn’t work. Aversion to Islam doesn’t come from unfamiliarity with the religion; in fact, it’s quite the opposite. There’s no reason to fear being called a racist, either, since neither Islam nor Muslims are a race.


  5. Sherry
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 17:19:04


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