"I live in Knoxville. A city where people value their rights and individualism, where you can carry a firearm to protect yourself, and where people still value their local businesses and locally grown food. Knoxville needs more pride! Pride in our land, ourselves, our history, our laws, our leaders, and even our accents. To anyone who is embarrassed to live here or feels like they are “making the best of it”—put down some roots and have more pride, it doesn’t get much better than this."
—David Thompson, retired hipster, emerging young professional