Sevier County Tennessee is nestled up against the Great Smoky Mountains and has an estimated population of 98,250, and demographically breaks down as:95% White, 6.5% Hispanic,1.4% Black,1.2% Asian American Indian 0.7%, and other.
President Trump won Sevier County with 78.33% and the state of Tn. with 60,7% of the vote in 2016. The recent 2020 primary result in Sevier County cast 65% Republican and 35% Democrat with Trump receiving 97% to in GOP primary.
This area averages a church for every 10 miles and boasts a 92% religious-affiliated population. In short, Sevier County Tennessee is God’s Country, Red Meat Country, and Trump Country. So why was Alan Keyes, a black man, a former candidate for president of the United States, standing under the town square’s gazebo on a sweltering July day, throwing down fire and brimstone, sermonizing on the virtue of the Constitution and liberty imploring us to salvage our great Republic?
Who is Alan Keyes?
Britannica Bio: Alan Lee Keyes (born August 7, 1950, New York City, New York, U.S.), American diplomat, radio commentator, and politician who was one of the most prominent African American conservatives in the late 20th and the early 21st century. He sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. Keyes received a bachelor’s degree (1972) and a doctorate (1979) in government studies from Harvard University. In 1978 he joined the U.S. State Department as a foreign service officer. In 1983 he was appointed ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council in the administration of President Ronald Reagan. From 1985 to 1988, Keyes served as assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs.
An outspoken conservative and sometimes a controversial figure, he twice (1988 and 1992) secured the Republican Party nomination for U.S. Senate from Maryland but was easily defeated on both occasions. In 1994 Keyes began a radio talk show that provided him with a platform and helped catapult him onto the national political scene. In both 1996 and 2000, he unsuccessfully campaigned for the Republican Party presidential nomination. In 2004 he accepted an invitation by the Republican Party of Illinois to stand for election to the U.S. Senate after the party’s primary winner withdrew from the campaign, but he lost decisively to Democrat Barack Obama. Keyes’s 2008 presidential campaign platform stressed border control and opposition to abortion and to same-sex marriage.”
Keyes’ political history has not been without controversy. He filed a lawsuit in 2014 challenging Obama’s eligibility for the U.S. Presidency requesting Obama to submit documentation proving he is a natural-born citizen of the United States. Keyes has maintained Obama’s birth certificate is a forgery. These stated beliefs cost Keyes standing in the establishment Republican party over the last decade, and only recently has he re-emerged on the main stage of GOP events.
So on this day in Sevier County Keyes was the main speaker at a GOP Republican gathering- so what did he have to say? Well, for one thing, he said he had walked back from the Republican Establishment Party, but his support for Trump and an election where there can be no other sane choice has him back on the campaign trail supporting GOP candidates in what he deems the most significant fight of his life. Here is MUST WATCH Dr. Alan Keyes passionate plea to Republicans:
Here is Dr. Alan Keyes in 2019 at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) delivering a profound speech on intersectionality, identity politics, victim-hood, Marxism, and faith. Prescient – If only we could round up those millions of Americans who support and enable the political movement of Black Lives Matter in one place to absorb the content of that speech … perhaps meaningful change and unity could happen.
Here he was earlier this month campaigning in Nashville Tennessee for Dr. Manny Sethi for U.S. Senate. Sethi is an American – Indian whose parents immigrated from India in 1975. Keyes addresses that this election will determine if our Republic continues going forward or dies and calls for the destruction of the Democrat Marxist party.
It is not lost on the Right Wire Report that both Keyes and Sethi are playing to an almost exclusively white, Christian, conservative, Trump-supporting audience, one the left stereo-typically calls racists. Keyes plans to keep sounding his battle cry to the “Deplorables,” and all that would listen, across all 50 states in the home stretch in the hopes he can help get Trump and those down-ticket elected and save our Republic.