Dr. Ming Wang
Seeking Common Ground
Dr. Ming Wang is a Harvard and MIT graduate (MD, magna cum laude) and one of the few cataract and LASIK surgeons in the world today who holds a PhD in laser physics. He is the co-founder of the Common Ground Network with a mission to help people find common ground and solutions in their lives so they can be more successful. In this presentation, Dr. Wang will talk about pearls about how to seek common ground. As a teenager, Ming fought valiantly to escape one of history’s darkest eras – China’s Cultural Revolution – during which millions of innocent youth were deported to remote areas to face a life sentence of poverty and hard labor. Ming eventually made his way to America with $50 in his pocket and an American dream in his heart, where against all odds he has earned a PhD in laser physics and graduated magna cum laude with the highest honors from Harvard Medical School and MIT. Dr. Wang is the president of the Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group. He founded a 501c(3) non-profit organizations, the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, which to date has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge. Dr. Wang was named the Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Year for his lifelong dedication to help blind orphaned children from around the world.
John Harris obtained his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law and maintains a law practice in Nashville, Tennessee. His practice includes most areas of civil practice representing businesses and individuals. In addition to a broad practice base, Mr. Harris has several unique practice areas. Mr. Harris handles cases involving firearms and explosive laws. In that area of his practice, he handles matters involving Second Amendment rights and proceedings to restore civil rights. Mr. Harris is a referral attorney with the National Rifle Association, the Tennessee Firearms Association and several national self-defense organizations.
Dr. Damon Petty
Covid19 & Censorship
Damon H. Petty, MD grew up in Cincinnati, OH, son of Nashville natives, Priscilla and Gene Paul. Priscilla was a Pulitzer Prize nominated business journalist. Gene Paul was an executive with the Procter & Gamble Company. Dr. Petty graduated from Harvard with an Economics degree, worked in finance and co-authored The Dividend Investor with Harvey Knowles shortly after graduating from Harvard. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia and did his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, followed by a Fellowship in Sports Medicine with Dr. James R. Andrews in Birmingham, AL. He has given talks on Quality Improvement in Medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute and the Cleveland Clinic and lectured on the subject at the Business School at Lipscomb University in Nashville. He has published peer-reviewed research in the American Journal of Sports Medicine on the shoulder and elbow and won research awards at both the Cleveland Clinic and ASMI. Since starting private practice he has been the head team physician for Mt. Juliet High School, Donaldson Christian Academy, the Nashville Metros Soccer Club and the Nashville Sounds. He served as the neutral doctor for the Davis Cup Tennis match between USA and Belgium held at Belmont University in 2018. He is currently the Head Team Physician for the Wilson Central Wildcats, Cumberland University, Trevecca Nazarene University, Tennessee State Univrsity and the Tennessee Titans. He has treated patients from all walks of life, from CEOs and pro athletes to TNCare and Medicaid patients and continues to do so. Dr. Petty joined the practice of TOA five years ago after 14 years of running his own practice. He currently serves on the Board of Trust for Cumberland University. He is married to Jennifer and is doing his best to help raise three incredible children, Evan, Maggie and Damon II.
Mr. Cobble is an Attorney & Counselor at Law, and owner of Cobble Law Firm, a law firm that handles a wide range of legal issues, including first amendment law and all types of civil litigation. Mr. Cobble earned his J.D. from Regent University School of Law, as well as a master’s degree from Tusculum College. He is the author of published materials in his fields and is a frequent speaker, lecturer, and teacher. He also serves as corporate counsel of numerous businesses and corporations. He has been named as a Life Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who and as a 2000-2001 member of National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals.
Dr. Brent Boles
Brent Boles, M.D. has been practicing medicine for two decades as an OB/GYN. A board-certified physician, he graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Boles currently serves as medical director for a local pregnancy help center. Dr. Boles is also the author of Supremely Wrong. In Supremely Wrong, Dr. Brent Boles provides an insider’s survey of the issues at stake. From helping his patients left mistreated by the abortion industry, to testifying before state legislators, firsthand accounts from this practicing OB/GYN reveal injustice at large in America.
Mr. Barnett is a fellow with the Center for Immigration Studies and has followed refugee resettlement for over 20 years. His interest in immigration and refugee policy started during an assignment in the U.S.S.R. while employed with the U.S. State Department. His articles on U.S. refugee and asylum policy have appeared in the National Review, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal - Europe, Washington Times, New York Newsday, Chronicles and elsewhere. He is retired from a career in IT and is currently Vice Chair of the Williamson County Republican Party.
Terri Lynn Weaver
Federal Refugee Program
Terri Lynn Weaver began serving the 40th House District of the Tennessee General Assembly on July 13, 2008. A firm believer in less government results in more liberty, Weaver navigates her legislation as a watchman on the wall bringing conscience and voice to protecting those liberties found in our Constitution. Weaver championed SJR467 in 2017 on the House side with a Federal Lawsuit requesting clarity and definition concerning the relationship between the federal government and our state government when it comes to appropriations to pay for the Federal Refugee Resettlement Program.
National Anthem by Irlene Mandrell
Senate Candidate Q&A
*Special Performance by "Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider & Keith Burns
The pledge of allegiance states that we are one nation under God, not government.
Yet in light of recent events, a growing number of Americans welcome the idea of a government “over the people”, when our forefathers fought for a government “of the people, by the people, for the people”.
The Conservative Caucus was organized for those of us who intend to honor our forefathers and the Constitutional rights they laid out for us.
A special thanks to our organizers:
Representative Bruce Griffey
Representative Clay Doggett
Representative Mike Sparks
Senator Janice Bowling
Senator Joey Hensley
Senator Shane Reeves
Senator Dawn White
& Senator Mark Pody