Those on the left are waging war against America, and much of that war on the home front goes unnoticed.

As November draws near and all eyes seem focused on the presidential race — with good reason — there are things going on in Tennessee of which many, if not most, conservatives are unaware.

While the importance of the presidential race can’t be overstated, even a President Donald Trump victory — though necessary to have any chance of saving our republic — does not guarantee our republic will be saved in the long run.

Even if Trump is able to survive massive voter fraud and win in the likely court battle that many foresee looming after the election, the Marxist/Democratic Party and the establishment Republicans are not going anywhere, and still control most, if not all, of our government institutions, the judiciary, academia, the media/entertainment, K-12 education and even have great influence on the military.

A Trump victory would be a setback for the left and establishment Republicans, but it will not destroy them or recapture most of the institutional ground they currently control.

It would, however, buy conservatives some time to work on taking the country/states back.

Taking the country back, if even possible, is a tall order for many reasons and can’t all be covered in a newspaper column.

Among the other many challenges conservatives face, even with a Trump victory, is recognizing the political organizations and key personnel involved that are not working just to elect Democrats, but Marxists who hate everything about our country and our traditional culture and Christian heritage.

They may not use the actual term Marxist to describe themselves, but that is what their policies and goals reflect.

That brings us back to things going on in Tennessee and facts of which most are unaware, but that they need to get acquainted with in a hurry.

Tennessee is not the red state many would like to believe it is, even though it’s considered the Buckle of the Bible Belt.

In fact, radicals of all stripes — united by hatred of America and our (quasi) free market system — seem to have targeted Tennessee for conquest, politically speaking.

Socialism is not new to Tennessee. Since 1932, the Highlander Center in New Market near Knoxville has been training left-wing groups and individuals. They are still involved in that effort and work with numerous, radical, left-wing organizations.

There are now also many active Marxist groups in Tennessee working to elect fellow “comrades” to state and local offices.

But before I identify them, it’s worth a reminder that though both socialism and Marxism involve government control of the means of production and are often used interchangeably, they are not exactly the same thing.

You can have a socialist government (though not recommended) and not be Marxist. For clarity and brevity, I’ll cover in broad terms what Marxists believe, since they are the most dominant and dangerous to our way of life.

In addition to being against private property, Marxists also believe in abolishing the family, individuality, eternal truths, nations and the past. Sound familiar?

Oh, by the way, at least two of the three original founders of Black Lives Matter (BLM) are admitted Marxists.

Now, let’s get on to the groups and individuals involved in Tennessee and what they are doing.

Note, the following information was provided by, which is the go-to source in Tennessee for exposing the activities of the left and their appeasers (the RINO establishment) in Tennessee.

Some of the main organizations are Liberation Road, Our Revolution, Nashville Justice League, Memphis for All and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

Liberation Road is one of the two groups that formed the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), a U.S. Marxist-Leninist organization with a Maoist flavor.

 In 2019, this group split in two. After the split, the group most active in electoral politics and local organizing called itself Liberation Road. Despite the name change, Liberation Road is still sometimes referred to as “Freedom Road.”

Our Revolution (OR) and the DSA often collaborate to help fellow comrades win elections.

The senior electoral manager of OR, who was also the former deputy director of the DSA, has disclosed that nothing prevents the forming of two-sided DSA/OR local chapters.

In a 2017 interview (“How Democratic Socialists Worked With Sanders Supporters and Grassroots Groups to Sweep November’s Elections”,, OR cited Knoxville’s OR chapter, which helped elect two DSA candidates to the city council.

OR is very active in Tennessee. It has a Nashville/Middle Tennessee chapter and one in Memphis called Memphis for All. In 2019, OR’s six endorsed candidates all won their races for the Metro Nashville City Council.

Two winners, along with another Metro Council member, served as Bernie Sanders’ Tennessee 2020 presidential campaign co-chairmen.

Nashville Justice League (NJL) — whose tagline is “A New Power is Rising” — helped 13 “progressive” far-left radicals get elected to the Metro Nashville Council.

Shortly before the August 2019 election for the Metro Nashville Council, three organizations came together to form the Nashville Justice League (NJL), a political action committee (PAC) whose goal was to move the city council further left. Of the 15 endorsed candidates, 13 won their races.

The three organizations which organized the NJL are:

• IRRC Votes, the 501(c)(4) arm of the Soros-funded Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC), which advocates for illegal aliens and legal immigrants, such as refugees.

TIRRC began its collaboration with BLM in 2015; this was during the time that TIRRC’s board was led by Daoud Abudiab, a Muslim activist.

• he Equity Alliance Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) of the Equity Alliance. Founded in 2016, the Equity Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, employs statewide and community organizers, communications and operational managers, along with two co-executive directors.

This group organizes around issues of alleged police brutality, equity for people of color and, like every other far-left group, maintains a 501(c)(4) arm which is working to vote Trump out of office and elect progressive socialists.

• obs With Justice, part of the Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee (AFL-CIO) with chapters in East and Middle Tennessee.

Jobs With Justice lists the Highlander Center as one of their partners ( The Council endorsed state Rep. John Ray Clemmons in the 2019 Nashville mayoral race. Clemmons is a fellow traveler of the radical left and is running unopposed for a fourth term.

Given the NJL’s core mission, there is no surprise about the candidates they endorsed.

For example, Bob Mendes and Colby Sledge were the council members who, in 2017, introduced two bills that, if passed, would have made Nashville the most liberal sanctuary city in the country.

The NJL also endorsed Zulfat Suara, who openly admitted to being a socialist. She resigned her leadership of the Tennessee American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) to run for the Metro Council. Suara served as one of Sanders’ three Tennessee campaign co-chairmen. Suara led her activist AMAC board to join forces with Linda Sarsour, a defender of Sharia law and intensely vocal anti-Semite, who served as “Sanders’s Anti-Semitic Surrogate.”

And the left in Tennessee is not focused just on state races!

The Justice Democrats, a federal PAC, operate out of a Knoxville address. This organization successfully installed “the squad” (Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley) in Congress.

They claim credit for Cori Bush’s win in Missouri. Of their nine new candidates for Congress (, five have so far won their primaries, with one primary upcoming.

Of the seven incumbent candidates, six have won their primaries, with one soon to come.

Incumbent Pramilla Jayapal from Washington State, served as the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), which Ilhan Omar joined as soon as she was elected to the U.S. House.

Marquita Bradshaw, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Lamar Alexander, was endorsed by DSA.

After winning the primary in Tennessee, OR’s Nashville and Middle Tennessee chapter, Nashville Musicians For Change, Memphis-Midsouth DSA, Sunrise Tennessee, Vanderbilt Young Democratic Socialists of America and Indivisible Tennessee joined together to endorse Bradshaw and are working to get her elected to flip Alexander’s seat.

These are just some of the organized Marxist/Socialist groups working to elect Democrats in Tennessee at all levels in order to destroy our rights, freedom and culture.

I would encourage everyone concerned to read the following articles at for a more detailed analysis of the organizations involved and their successes:

“Homegrown Marxist Heads TN Highlander Center — Part 1,” “TN Highlander Center Trains Radical Groups to Overthrow Our Government — Part 2” and “Marxists Are Winning Local Elections in Tennessee! — Part 3 in the TN Highlander Series.”

Those who love America and value our God-given rights, freedom and culture need to get informed, then get involved.

The Marxists’ war on America already has opened a front in Tennessee, and if we do not take a stand, the home front will soon literally be in our homes.


DAVE VANCE of Stewart County is a member of the local Volunteers for Freedom Tea Party. His email address is

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