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Perspective On The “Big Business” Boycotts

north-carolinaLet’s begin by putting a few things in perspective regarding business in North Carolina.  The State of North Carolina currently employs 133,865.  This number does not include county and municipal employees totaling an estimated 237,000.  In the third quarter of 2015 North Carolina Small Businesses employed 1.6 million people, or 46.0% of the private workforce.  That’s 97.9% of all employers in the State of North Carolina.

In July, 2015 the estimated population in North Carolina was 10,042,802 (US Census Bureau). Of that number it is estimated that about 62.1% worked full or part-time while the remainder do not work for a variety of reasons. They are either retired, unemployed looking for a job, medically disabled, or not looking for work but collecting welfare and other subsidies.

Using census data, we can deduce that the workforce in North Carolina is comprised of roughly 6,236,500 workers. Here’s the breakdown:

  •  3,500,000 private sector jobs
  •  371,000 state and local government jobs
  •  56,980 federal jobs 
  •  2,308,500 large corporations job/other categories

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Well over half of the jobs in North Carolina are provided through small businesses.  With the passage of House Bill 2 (HB2) a few weeks ago which, in part, regulates bathroom usage to that bathroom matching one’s birth certificate, there have be a host of corporations that have taken a reactionary stance against this Bill, along with some entertainers.  In a recent article entitled “Are We Ruled By Radicals… Progressive Mud Slinging Gets Bawdy” we pointed out the political gain attributed to this whole debacle.

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President Obama has even chimed in from London assuring the good people it’s safe to travel to North Carolina….and then stated, “I also think the laws that have been passed there are wrong and should be overturned…”.  

Josh Ellis from Governor Pat McCrory’s office issued a statement in reply,

Governor McCrory agrees with President Obama that all people are welcome to our state and everybody will be treated well with extraordinary hospitality. However, the governor respectfully disagrees with the political left’s national agenda to mandate changes to basic, common-sense restroom norms.”

Over half the jobs in North Carolina can be attributed to the private sector.  The quality of people that create business and jobs for North Carolinians, by and large, don’t have a lot of tolerance for nonsense like corporate boycotts and performing artists pulling their shows. One of the best, Jimmy Buffett performed last night in Raleigh.

And we really don’t care what Springsteen thinks about a “transgender woman” using the urinal. He needs to retire anyway. He can hang out with anyone he chooses to…. on his own dime.

Liberal progressive corporations are free to locate wherever they feel comfortable. Some of them refuse to have their names published. However, the www.dailynewsfix.org will be publishing a list in our next edition. That information will provide the latitude so you may decide whether or not you wish to patronize a business that uses Alinsky tactics to “control the peasants”.

More importantly we should scrutinize over supporting any business that thinks it’s okay to compromise the safety of our children so they can sell one more cup of coffee or a chicken nugget.

Just like the transgender population, we in North Carolina won’t allow 0.03% or a small minority, to control the moral majority. Threatening us won’t work and it never will. With the ingenuity North Carolinians possess we’ll just fill the void when these Corporations head off to Rhode Island or some other liberal haven.  After all our State motto is Esse quam videri, Latin for “To be, rather than to seem”.  Rather appropriate!…. The Daily News Fix says Good Riddance!

 

 

 

 

A Political Litmus Test

The new buzz word is “Conservative” and a lot of people claim to be one.  Some believe in a sliding scale of conservatism but we just don’t understand that thinking.  That’s sort of like being a “little bit pregnant”.  So what is a Conservative?  One definition, when used as a noun, is this:

Conservative ~ A person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes, typically in relation to politics.

The word is often used very loosely.  For example, claiming to be a social liberal yet fiscally “conservative” sends confusing messages.  Supporting fiscal responsibility and promoting reduction in the size of government are conservative principles.  But, if you simultaneously support Planned Parenthood, same-sex marriage, or tax funded social programs that only enslave the recipients you fail the “Conservative Litmus Test”.

Liberal Progressive Democrats claim Planned Parenthood, which is, by majority, federally subsidized by your tax dollars, is a support function for women’s health.  In reality, the main function of Planned Parenthood is performing abortions.  Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood and is lauded by liberal Democrats like Hillary Clinton as a hero.  In reality, Margaret Sanger promoted murder and eugenics which carries on today through Planned Parenthood. We are all paying for the murder of the unborn; like it or not.

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“[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.” ~ Margaret Sanger

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Pictured is Margaret Sanger addressing the Women’s Auxiliary of the Ku Klux Klan.  Ironically, 95% of black voters supported a Democrat, Barack Hussein Obama, for President in 2012.

Churchgoers that register as Democrats, but claim to be Christians give support to Margaret Sanger’s philosophy; like it or not.   Most voters are ignorant to the Democratic Platform but it is the antithesis to Christianity.  Jesus didn’t condone abortion or selective sterilization in his teachings.  So, it is through our ignorance that we fail to halt the Liberal Progressive movement.

Progressivism is a disease propagated by our compliance, our meekness, our fear of being adversely socially or economically impacted, or ostracized if we take the moral high ground.

We would argue that the moral high ground is an honorable place to dwell.  Roughly 57 million Protestant evangelicals are registered to vote.  But, in 2012, only about 30 million made it to the polls for the Presidential general election.  In 2016, if we don’t show up at the polls, we will lose our Republic.  It’s all in the numbers and Hillary Clinton’s liberal progressive Marxist cronies can’t wait to take control of our country.  Our Constitution means absolutely nothing to the left.  Their plan is to remove our 2nd Amendment rights by disarming the public.  Once accomplished, with no way to protect ourselves, our 1st Amendment rights will be snuffed out. Recently we have seen that Obama aims to leave office and a legacy of illegally mandating gun control laws.  Read more HERE and HERE

The “Conservative Litmus Test” is this.  When trying to discern the nature of a political argument, individual, or policy, simply ask yourself if it or they support the following:

  • Right to life?
  • Marriage between one man and one woman?
  • Free enterprise and free market capitalism?
  • Strong national defense?
  • Deregulation and reduction in the size of government?
  • Traditional moral values?
  • The Constitution of the United States of America in full?

Hillary Clinton is an enemy to all of the above.  If you think the last 7 years have been tough, just you wait.  We must educate voters and get them to the polls.  We must wake people up to the fact that the government is not their master.  We are the master of our government.  Liberal Progressives like Hillary Clinton think the American public is stupid.  This is not a game as is evidenced by this one very telling quote.

“I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision.  I am really in awe of her, there are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life.”  ~  Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton believes, like Margaret Sanger, that she has the right to slaughter the innocent unborn.  She is counting on the liberal media to sell gun control, but mute any discussion on abortion.  Roughly 30,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. by firearms, two-thirds of which are suicide.  In contrast, there are well over 1,200,000 abortions performed each year in the U.S.  That’s a 40:1 ration of death by abortion to death by gun.

That means abortion kills 40 times more people each year than guns. This illustrates the fact that progressive liberals like Hillary Clinton care 40 times more about disarming citizens than they do about murdering unborn children.

Hillary Is Here

Hillary and company want to control your choices like the right to defend yourself.  She has no respect for your personal liberty.  Educate your compliant friends and pass this information on.  The quality of life our children and grandchildren will have is dependent upon the action(s) we take Right Now.

A “Free” Education On Losing Our Liberty

The leftist progressives and their POTUS Puppet, B. Hussein Obama, are gearing up in a big way for 2016.  Mid January you can expect a few major assaults our 2nd Amendment rights.

Emperor Obama will issue a decree across the lands (by executive order) that everyone “in the business” of selling firearms will be required to perform background checks. Federally licensed dealers are already required to run background checks through the FBI….. but what if Johnny wants to sell Sally a handgun or by some other private means?  Roughly 40% of the guns in America are currently bought and sold privately.

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is all for making it more difficult to exercise our 2nd Amendment rights. Obama aims to go out with a bang and push this agenda to the hilt. He’ll be remembered as not only the worst President fiscally, driving our national debt over 19 Trillion before leaving office, but also the most abusive when it comes to trashing our Constitutional rights.  He just doesn’t respect the our founding documents, the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND.  He has no regard whatsoever for the citizens of the United States….. none. The National Rifle Association (NRA) believes that this or any move to further the gun control effort will eventually lead to confiscation or banning certain weapons and ammunition.

But anyone paying attention is aware of the invalidity of this liberal argument for gun control. Taking guns from law-abiding citizens doesn’t curb crime.  It makes us more vulnerable. We have posted statistic after statistic to prove death by firearm is pretty low on the totem pole of societal problems. The key word in gun control is CONTROL.

Take away the common man’s means of protection and the government has complete control of the common man.  And that’s what this is really about. 

California just passed legislation that will go into effect January 1, 2016 making it very easy to seize your guns by court order.  Here’s a likely scenario:

Kevin owns some weapons. His teenage son wants to borrow the car and Kevin says no since he’s failing High School and should be home studying. Kevin’s son decides to get back at Dad because the LAW (see here) now gives him that latitude.  He calls the cops and says, “I feel unsafe…. my Dad has a gun in the house and…. I feel unsafe”.  So a judge authorizes law enforcement to confiscate all Kevin’s weapons for a minimum of 21 days.  Kevin is treated like a criminal instead of a conscientious parent. He is forced to spend a lot of money on attorney fees to defend himself and restore his good name.  The value of the guns confiscated is less than the cost of fighting the State. The State wins and the guns are destroyed.

Now back to the Executive Order…….One problem with this whole thing is that Obama’s Executive Order isn’t really law at all. Congress makes law, not the POTUS.  The second problem is the majority of our society has no interest or concern as to what the POTUS can or can’t do…… as long as they keep getting “Free Stuff”.  Many of us know there is no such thing as FREE STUFF and we DO CARE about our rights being taken.  The third problem is that Hillary is going to win the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. She’s coming after our guns because, as mentioned, she will then have  total control over our behavior and our 1st Amendment rights.

We live in a society where the majority of the population are TAKERS NOT GIVERS. We have become slowly conditioned to accept the bastardization of this great Nation our fathers and grandfathers fought for so we might be free.  We really don’t know what it’s like to have our Liberty taken away from us.  Remember, Liberty comes from God, not man.  Be prepared to fight to keep it.  If Hillary Clinton wins in 2016 or Congress goes to the Democrats we’ll all get a FREE EDUCATION on the LOSS OF PERSONAL LIBERTY!

 

 

Teach Your Children Well

main-thumb-t-8002-200-qqyngbuidcmvqjkohoidicmjzkvlbffdIs your way of life, guaranteed by the US Constitution, being threatened by institutions of higher learning and the politically correct indoctrination of our young people in public schools? The answer is YES and in some very shocking and accelerated ways. The 10 minute film you are about to watch is taken on site at three North Carolina university campuses.  It involves a young journalist posing as a student who “feels damaged, offended, etc.” by pocket copies of our US Constitution being distributed in her dormitory lobby.  This obviously is a journalistic effort to record each university’s reaction to her request to have the US Constitution removed from her residence hall because it is offensive.  For instance, “it allows everyone to own a gun”.

The various responses by administrators are just incredible with the journalist even requesting each administrator shred the document so “it could be kind of like therapy” for her.

Watch the 10 minute video here.

While she has the right to state her opinion she doesn’t have the right to trample on the rights of others.  At least one of the University officials made that clear….. well, sort of.

The video is put out by Jame O’Keefe, an American conservative activist. He produces videos designed to expose “academic, governmental and social service organizations” taking part in abusive or alleged illegal behavior. Exposing the real actions behind ACORN was one of his major accomplishments.

Our First Amendment rights shall not be trampled on!  The Daily News Fix recently focused on three (3) Kinston City Council members who shut down the public voice and proceeded to amend the City’s nepotism policy.  None of them heeded the overwhelming voice and Will of the People.  As a result, the lone incumbent lost her bid for re-election November 3rd.  Each of the newly elected Council members have pledged to rescind the Nepotism Policy Amendment. But just because you have a few fresh faces doesn’t mean the entire body is liberty minded and ready for change.  Wynn Whittington, who brought the Nepotism Policy Change, wrote a nasty column in the Kinston Free Press publicly slamming the Mayor, the Daily News Fix, and the President of the NAACP for opposing his three way power play.  See the COLUMN here,  the response the next day from the Daily News Fix here, and the Daily Haymaker’s spin on the matter.  The Daily Haymaker is a website focused on “Conservative Common Sense Commentary on Politics, Economics, Government, Culture and other Aspects of Life in the Carolinas”.  Good to know they agree.

If we are to educate our children properly, especially in public schools, we must first teach them an accurate account of why, as far as Freedom and Liberty are concerned, America is the last holdout.  We, and I mean all of us, must teach our kids why our Constitution is the supreme law of the land and the most powerful governing document ever written.  Everyone wants to come to America.  They want to come here for a better life (and the free stuff we are handing out doesn’t hurt their reasoning).  Stop being so damned politically correct and demand the same from others, including your school system!  It’s your job as parents to educate your own kids, not the government’s, which is the bulk of the problem!  This is OUR country and OUR culture.  We are fighting a losing battle.  Generation by generation we are losing soldiers (in our youth) and gaining indoctrinated compliant cowards that will give our country away with a ribbon tied to it.  If you don’t believe me now, you will later.

   “Teach your children well” ~ Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

 

SCOTUS Doesn’t Have The Final Word ~ We The People Do!

My thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling this morning ~

Congress can “override”, repeal, replace, IF they believe ACA to be unconstitutional. That’s why we have checks and balances and SCOTUS does not have, nor did it ever have, the final word. Repeal.

“The framers of the Constitution designed the U.S. government so that each branch had a check on the others. In this way, no one branch would have absolute authority. Judicial review is the main way the Supreme Court can check the legislative branch’s power. If a case before the court raises a constitutional question, the justices may decide a law violates the Constitution. Congress then has the power to pass another law to override that court ruling. Of course that law, if challenged, would be subject to further judicial review…..The Supreme Court holds the power to interpret laws and declare them unconstitutional under the principle of judicial review. While Congress doesn’t technically have the power to overrule a Supreme Court decision, it can take actions to lessen, or even negate, the effect of a court ruling. Congress can thereby render the court’s interpretation obsolete, either by passing a new law or amending the old law to better achieve its original intent.”
~ Jennifer Mueller, Demand Media

This is not a new concept. The Constitution of the United States of America was ratified by North Carolina in 1789 with all states ratifying by May 29, 1790.  The framers still had the scent of gunpowder in their nostrils and knew first hand what the words “Tyrant” and “Oppressive Government” meant.  Their family members and friends died defending their God-given liberties and a freedom to worship.  They didn’t just write the Constitution they prayed over the words and it’s intent as is evidenced by these words:

“WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”   Our forefathers secured Blessings and then Ordained these United States with those blessings through our Constitution.  I believe God was in it.

Our Congress has had the ability to repeal the ACA all along but have failed to do so. Instead they have done the politically expedient thing…. which means they have done nothing.  Where is God in their decisions?  Whose interests do they serve?

Will “We the People” allow our destiny as a nation to be defined by a few Marxists, liberal progressives, and students of Communism?  Not I.

Coming Home To What Matters Most

Sometimes it’s good to come back home.  It’s good to take stock of what really matters in the long run.  Things like “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, concepts such as our liberty and our rights are granted by God, not man, that these states of the United States of America are sovereign and the federal government is not beholden to other nations.  With the threat of world terror by radical Islamic groups, it may help to know that Islam is an ideology not a religion.  This ideology has evil elements and comes with and instruction booklet, the Quran.

So here are a  few things to come back home to:

God and family are most important yet we will have neither lest we fend off the continued attack from the liberal progressive left.  My ancestors and perhaps yours relinquished themselves from the tyrannical rule of the King of England almost 240 years ago, shedding their blood for us.  Since then over a million men (women included) have died in battle defending the United States of America from attacks from outside and within our borders.  The Constitution of the United States of America is still the Supreme Law of the Land yet we have endured an administration over the last seven (7) years that has bastardized and disregarded our Constitution as rubbish.  Barack Obama has most openly, aggressively and arrogantly forced his socialist lies on the American people more so than any other President in the history of these United States of America.  He has increased the national debt more than all his predecessors combined since  the inception of this country.  But you can do your part to combat the assault.

The best way to affect change is locally.  Battles are won in your own back yard.  Thick skin is required and when you stand on principle you can’t lose.  The 1st Amendment is our best friend while the 2nd Amendment protects us from a tyrannical government.  This 2016 election cycle is pretty darned important but so is 2015.   The impact from the outcome of local races are felt the most.  School boards, City Councils and other elected  posts affect us where we are.   Get involved today.   Run for local office or help a conservative win an elected post.  We’re depending on you.

“Never surrender your rights, Never give up, Never shut up, and keep getting up!” ~ John Nix and the Daily News Fix

Five RINOs Ride The “Greenie Gravy Train”

Last week NC House Bill 681, sponsored by Representatives Millis, Hager, Collins and Warren, was voted on once in committee but halted for now at least.  This bill is a conservative “no brainer” but five Republican RINOs (the new Fab Five) killed it for reasons that will be revealed.  We can’t identify why these five would perpetuate these renewable energy ponzi schemes.  What’s in it for them?  The taxpayers lose.

HB 681, among other things, provides a way to “sunset” renewable energy mandates like solar farms.  Current renewable energy standards require NC utilities to be generated from renewable sources such as solar and wind farms, and biomass.  The current production requirements will gradually increase from 3% to 12.5% by 2021.  This common sense bill proposes to level the required production at 6% until 2018 at which time the requirements would end.  Solar farm production, wind turbines, etc. are all highly federally subsidized.  There is also a 35% State tax credit associated with these projects.  Without these subsidies, it simply isn’t profitable for the private sector to build these projects.  A return on investment would take decades to realize.  For instance, with government subsidized sustainable energy projects like solar farms, ONLY two entities profit; the land owner and the solar company.  Energy can not be stored and must be used as it is produced.  NO SAVINGS are passed on to the consumer.  Additionally, valuable farm land that once was used to grow food for TRUE sustainability is squandered.  The sustainable energy game is merely an Agenda 21 trap set to snare a few RINOs and most Democrats for all the wrong reasons.

Our source tells us that Representatives Kelly Hastings (Cleveland), Nelson Dollar (Wake), John Bradford (Mecklenburg), Sam Watford (Davidson), and Chris Malone (Wake) found that snare and opposed this bill.  Hastings went out of his way on Facebook to defend his stance, arguing with constituents and citizens around the State.  They just wanted to understand why he wanted to continue subsidizing this liberal liberty squelching concept, a waste of the taxpayers’ money.

Hastings clearly has no solid reasoning here.  In one Facebook exchange Representative John Blust (Guilford) pointed out to Hastings that his earlier claim, he needed more time to find out “what’s in the bill”, sharply conflicts with his claim that his vote will save jobs in Cleveland County.  He also claimed the bill to be “too liberal”.  We find this laughable since this bill is the antithesis of liberal ideology designed to rid the taxpayers of this Liberal Progressive scheme.  Corporate welfare is NOT a conservative principle, Mr. Hastings.  Renewable energy mandates are subsidies that lines the pockets of only a few.  Mr. Hastings, the citizens of this State are paying for those subsidies and your boys in Cleveland County (and others) are riding the “Greenie Gravy Train”.

When asked “Will you pledge not to take any campaign contributions from any solar/alternative energy companies” his reply was, “it’s illegal for state candidates in N.C. to take campaign contributions from corporations and from lobbyists”. We replied, “Yes, but political committees/individuals connected with this industry…there are always strings attached”.  His noncommittal and snide reply was, “When you get the courage to run, you can decide how you want to handle your campaign.”  

It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in.  If you have nothing to hide and your motives are pure, there’s no need to argue with your constituents regarding your vote.  Vote on your conscience, conservative principles, and the best available evidence.  There’s something fishy when five Republicans oppose a bill that will save taxpayer money and eliminate subsidies.  It’s been said, “All conservatives aren’t Republicans and all Republicans aren’t conservative”.  This bill will be “reconsidered” at a later date.  We hope these five remember between now and then why they were elected.  We also hope you, as taxpayers, will call and express your concern and ask them to reconsider when the vote comes up again.  Remind them that anyone can be replaced. 

Contact these Representatives here:  http://www.ncleg.net/

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