Tennessee Ranks in Top Five Nationally for Fiscal Responsibility

Apr 23, 2021 at 10:29 am by robmtchl

Tennessee was one of only five states winning top A average grades in three of five budgetary categories evaluated for fiscal 2015 through 2019. California, Hawaii, Idaho.... Read More

Tennessee now requires registration of 'short-term rentals' with Property Assessor

Apr 23, 2021 at 08:00 am by robmtchl

Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell’s Office recently received a directive from the State of Tennessee’s Division of Property Assessment regarding.... Read More

A Southerner's Solution

Apr 21, 2021 at 11:00 am by robmtchl

In the South, we tend to believe the people closest to the work or the problem, often know best how to improve it. That is why Southerners so fiercely believe in lo.... Read More

Property Taxes: I Bet You Didn't Know This!

Mar 25, 2021 at 11:00 am by robmtchl

We all must pay property taxes and no virus will get us out of that, but who is going to bear the burden this year? Will it be the owners, the tenants, or the government? The.... Read More
Bill of Rights

Can the Government Create Unconstitutional Rules?

Jan 05, 2021 at 01:23 pm by robmtchl 4

Can the government create unconstitutional rules? They shouldn't. The determination is made through the courts. So, yes they can until repealed through litigation! The First.... Read More

Opinion: Failure in leadership led to Nashville's Great Flood and continued flooding after

Dec 17, 2020 at 11:40 am by robmtchl

The record rainfall before 2010 was way back in 1979 when the remnants of Hurricane Frederick on May 5th dropped 6.68 inches on Nashville. The Mill Creek area in Antioch and S.... Read More

Sometimes What We are Taught to Believe Isn't the Complete Truth

Dec 03, 2020 at 10:33 am by robmtchl 1

Recently many people have been posting quotes by Teddy Roosevelt. It sounds like an amazing quote put forth by a true statesman (which I believe Teddy Roosevelt was.) Perhaps.... Read More

We should look back to the '80s for our future

Nov 09, 2020 at 09:19 am by robmtchl 1

The populist conservative movement known as the New Right enjoyed unprecedented growth in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It's greatest salesman was Ronald Reagan. It appealed.... Read More

Dear Rutherford County, Don't be like Nashville! Take a look at corporate tax breaks!

Oct 28, 2020 at 09:16 am by robmtchl 1

Recent events to the north of us in Davidson County have pointed out some very serious flaws in the standard arguments revolving around growth, economic development and p.... Read More
American Flag

Rob Mitchell: 'Freedom' is the essential characteristic of American life

Jul 04, 2020 at 12:00 pm by robmtchl 2

No idea is more fundamental to Americans' sense of themselves as individuals and as a nation than Freedom. The central term in our political vocabulary, Freedom or Liberty, is.... Read More