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Voting Is A Privilege & Civic Duty

The North Carolina “Voter ID Bill” was recently overturned by a panel of federal activist judges. Plans for One-Stop voting in all 100 counties had already been submitted to the State Board of Elections office. Because of provisions that were in the now overturned “Voter ID Bill” One-Stop or early voting reverted to the 2012 rules.

Each County was given the latitude to choose between the minimum required plan or their own customized plan. Because we have a Republican Governor the Board of Elections members in each County generally consist of two Republicans and one Democrat appointed by their respective County Party Chairmen.

In Lenoir County we believe that all voters can be served adequately during the early voting process by implementing the Board of Elections office as the sole voting place for the minimum required plan. Because a unanimous decision could not be reached by the three board members two very different plans will now go to the State Board of Elections. A few of the majority party’s reasons for the minimum plan include:

• The site will accommodate a substantial number of voting machines.
• The site meets all the physical specifications required.
• The minimal amount of seasonal staff needed.
• All Board of Election staff will be in the adjacent office including the Director and IT personnel.
• Monitor voter fraud more effectively. Lenoir County BOE knows of several cases of attempted voter fraud in the 2012 election.
• Active voters in January, 2012 were 34,656. In January, 2016 the active voters were 31,294, a decrease of 3362 voters or a 9.7% decrease in active voters.
• Lenoir County Board of Elections budget was reduced by $44,000 for tax year 2016.
o The total cost of the proposed plan from the Majority Plan will be approximately $7600 with 106.5 total hours of operation in one location.
o The total cost proposed by the Minority Party will be over $62,000 including rental fees and/or lease agreements for six operating sites with a total of 828 hours, which is excessive in comparison to like-sized counties.

In 2012 there were four One Stop Voting locations, with two sites producing over 77% of the total votes cast. One site, which is no longer available due to unsanitary and unacceptable conditions, was the largest producing site with 49.48% of the total votes cast for the 2012 General Election, is within 2.5 miles of the Lenoir County Board of Elections. The second site, which is no longer an option, is within 8 city blocks of the Lenoir County Board of Elections and produced approximately 28% of the total votes cast in the 2012 General Election.

In conclusion, The Lenoir County Board of Elections site offers ample space to accommodate all voters willing to cast a ballot. The site is easily accessible, well known, and safe for all voters. This proposal also meets the minimum required plan for One Stop Voting.

Voting is a privilege and a civic duty. If you know you will have difficulty making it to of the polls please request an Absentee Ballot from your local Board of Elections office. http://www.co.lenoir.nc.us/boe.html

Reports From the Republican National Convention 2016

Here are three links for submitted and published newspaper columns leading up to and during the RNC 2016. The convention was an awesome experience. Donald J. Trump was nominated as the Republican nominee along with Indiana Governor, Mike Pence as his Vice-Presidential running mate.

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Because I attended the entire Convention I can remark that it was a positive experience and the first big step in unifying the Republican Party in support of our nominee, Donald J. Trump.  I am a Republican and County Chairman, so I supported ALL the candidates throughout the primary. Since the primary ended and Trump emerged as nominee, I have and will support him in winning the Presidency in November.

Ted-Cruz-downcast-200x200There are some holdouts, however, as we saw at the Convention. While I respect everyone’s opinion and right to support Cruz or Kasich, it is past time to support the nominee. Cruz’s speech at the Convention was counterproductive and selfish. The friction between him and Trump has been no secret, but as an alternative, he could have offered his support in a statement such as,

“I have to decided to offer my assistance to OUR nominee, Donald J. Trump, in beating Hillary Clinton in November and ask you to do the same. It is time to put ALL differences aside, turn the other cheek, and win in November. Otherwise, our country will be unrecognizable in four years.” – (what he could have said but didn’t)

But instead Cruz pontificated for 23 minutes touting his values and his father’s struggles, “freedom”, and “liberty”. As for the wide majority of Delegates, Alternate Delegates and Guests I spoke with “disappointment” was an understatement. What, really, will his inability to “put his pride aside” do to move our nation forward or unify as a party? The answer is NOTHING… it was a selfish move.

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Overall the convention was well organized(seamless) and our Delegation was shown tremendous hospitality by the event staff, residents of Cleveland, the Secret Service, and all Law Enforcement. There was little trouble, even with protesters. Michele and I can’t wait to go back 2020 and we highly recommend the experience. I’ll start putting my change in the jar now and maybe I’ll have enough saved in four years!

It’s time to put your game face on folks! We must win this election. The stakes are too high and there will be no forgiveness once Hillary takes the White House. I’m telling you, we will be doomed.

Be sure to watch Dinesh D’souza’s “Hillary’s America” coming soon to theater near you. Click HERE for preview.hillarys-america-movie-private-showing-51

 

Big Event For Kinston! You Don’t Want to Miss This!

There’s a lot to get excited about in Kinston! Thursday, June 2nd at Olivia’s in historic downtown Kinston we have the opportunity to support our Republican candidates for several Council of State positions and our Judicial Candidates. Most, if not all, of these candidates will be serving you for their respective terms in office after the November general election. This is a chance to meet them right in our own backyard and welcome them to Kinston! 

We welcome special guests NC House Speaker Tim Moore, along with NC House Whip, John Bell and NC Senator Louis Pate, Deputy Pro Tempore.

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You will also have the opportunity to meet and talk with your local  candidates. Stuart Stroud for Superior Court Judge, Chad Rouse for County Commissioner (At-large), Craig Finch for County Commissioner (D4), and Jackie Elwart for Board of Education (D4). 

 

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The venue will include an Open Bar beginning at 6:00 PM with Heavy hors d’oeuvres. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet and talk to each candidate and hear their plan to make North Carolina a better place to live, work, and raise our children.

Those confirmed are Michael LaPaglia for Secretary of State, Senator Buck Newton for Attorney General, Dale R. Folwell, CPA for Treasurer, Chuck Stuber for State Auditor, Mike Causey for Commissioner of Insurance, Judge Richard Dietz (NC Court of Appeals), Judge Bob Hunter (NC Court of Appeals), Valerie Zachary (NC Court of Appeals), Hunter Murphy (NC Court of Appeals), and Phil Berger, Jr. (NC Court of Appeals).

This is Golden opportunity for residents of Kinston/Lenoir County and surrounding Counties to get to know these candidates and let them know what is important to us here in Eastern North Carolina.

All proceeds will be distributed directly to these candidates to help with campaign expenses. There are opportunities, as well, for sponsorship.

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You can pay at the door. $50/person and sponsorship opportunities are available.

We look forward to seeing you Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00 PM at Olivia’s!

The Business End Of The Sausage Machine

NC House Bill 2 (HB2) has made a media splash when the North Carolina Legislature countered government overreach dictated by Charlotte’s City Council… their “use whichever bathroom you ID with…” ordinance.  The ordinance was a gross violation of the morals and ethics of the people of North Carolina in so many ways there have been reverberations felt all over the country… and the bathroom floor is still shaking!transgenderthumb

Fascist Government Mandates seem to be quite the trend these days, a tone set by the POTUS, Obama. At first larger corporations were coming out of the woodwork in support of transgenders and their rights. Musicians (if you can call some of them musicians) boycotted North Carolina. However, once a clear message had been sent by the NC Legislature, a representative voice of the people of North Carolina, that these corporations threatening to boycott our State could simply take their business elsewhere, Obama and the Feds launched a separate assault threatening to take away North Carolina education dollars. The general public doesn’t know, but the Feds only contribute about 15% – 20% to our education funding….. only with strings attached, like dangling a carrot in front of a donkey. One example?…. Common Core standards/mandates/decrees.

We don’t take the funding and we aren’t beholden to the Feds or their silly games.  

The liberal progressives will try other forms of blackmail of course. North Carolina launched a lawsuit a week ago against these federal bullies just hours before the Feds launched their own against North Carolina and our Governor.  media-bias-obama

But…ALL of this is just a smoke screen, a diversion in a critical election year.  Those acquiring their “news” from progressive mainstream media to include CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, the NY Times, Charlotte Observer, Winston-Salem Journal, or the News and Observer (just to name a few) are getting the story spun to fit an agenda set by donor dollars. Yes, even FOX has a conservative image to uphold.  These media outlets care about one thing, selling a story…. and we need to remember that.

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Most often what comes out of the business end of the sausage machine is a propagandized tie-died remnant of the truth.

Remember, these news outlets depend on advertising dollars to survive and can’t afford to tick off the wrong people…. their existence depends on it. They are bought and sold!

Because of the fissure created when the HB2 firecracker went off, Obama is doing what Obamas do best, issuing more decrees, creating division, and inciting riot …. this time he wants ALL publicly funded schools across the country to comply with his gender neutral bathroom decree.

His ammo? He will unilaterally withhold federal education dollars, the only illegal leverage he has. It’s our belief the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) should be defunded and shut down, the authority and responsibility given back to the States to educate our children.  

Remember this…. North Carolina is a pivotal state in 2016 with the Number 1 Governor’s race and Number 1 Senate race in the country. We are 6th in the nation in delegate count with 72!  We are a threat to Obama’s agenda, Roy Cooper’s agenda, Rev. Wm. Barber’s agenda, and to Hillary’s agenda. The mortar attacks we are experiencing now are only the beginning of what is to come. We should take it very personally!

When Donald Trump is elected as next President of the United States of America he will address the unconstitutional decrees and mandates by simply reversing them.  But until then, until we have a real leader to stand up for the working class, the people that drive this country’s economy, the monkey business will continue. Until we have a real leader to stand up to the corruption in Congress and most importantly the bureaucrats that are holding us all hostage, the monkey business will continue. marsupialsWe need a new zookeeper ….yesterday!

30 Pieces Of Silver

We are republishing last week’s February 28th, 2016 column originally published in the Kinston Free Press which highlights the difference between the Democrat Party Platform and the Republican Party Platform.  Both publish their Platforms online so it should be no secret but many do not know where their party stands on the issues. It’s intent was a gut check…. what do you stand for?
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It is my belief that we should should associate ourselves with and register with the political party that most closely resembles our core values. I am Pro-life, believe in limited government, capitalism, lower taxes, preservation of the 1st and 2nd amendment, and the right for every American to work hard and keep what they earn. More government means less liberty. I am a Republican. I associate with every word in the Republican Platform.
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You may call yourself a “moderate thinking” Democrat but if you support the Democrat Party and vote Democrat you support that Platform.
It doesn’t matter what you call yourself.  Just align yourself with the Party that most closely resembles your values. 
By John Nix / Columnist
Posted Feb. 28, 2016 at 12:01 AM

Lenoir County is fairly conservative even though seventy-six percent of the population align themselves with the liberal Democratic party. You have heard the false narrative, “There’s not much difference between the Democrats and Republicans.” There may be politicians on both sides of the fence that will sell themselves for “thirty pieces of silver.” However, there are many more elected officials ethically bound to do the “will of the people.” Party platforms of Democrats and Republicans contrast sharply.

On abortion, Democrats believe a woman should have the “right to choose” and have taxpayer-funded abortions on demand. Republicans believe the unborn are human beings with rights and oppose partial birth and taxpayer-funded abortions as Planned Parenthood provides. Over one million children are slaughtered through abortion each year in the United States.

On gun control, Democrats do not honor the Second Amendment but believe more regulation is needed to “control” gun sales. Republicans understand the Second Amendment is designed to protect our First Amendment rights to include freedom of religion, freedom of speech and of the press, to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Over-regulating weapons infringes on our God-given right to defend ourselves and our families. In the U.S., around eight thousand people per year die by gunfire, yet one million children are murdered through abortion. Gun control is not about saving lives, it is only about control as the numbers prove.

On the economy, Democrats believe government regulation is necessary to “level the playing field,” stifling growth with taxation in the process. Republicans believe in promoting free markets to produce more growth, jobs and a higher standard of living.

On welfare, Democrats believe welfare is necessary to protect the poor. Republicans believe it is more compassionate and effective to encourage self-reliance. The welfare system enslaves minorities, is highly abused and creates a generational cycle of dependency.

On education, Democrats are against parental choice and believe in increased tax funding for public education. Republicans believe parents should have the right to choose a charter school or private school education. Federal overreach with intrusive agendas like “Common Core” only rob students of their critical thinking skills while taking parents out of the equation. Our children are not property of the state.

On immigration, Democrats believe in blanket amnesty and funding for higher education of illegal aliens who came here as children. Republicans believe in legal immigration only, oppose amnesty and support increased border security. Our borders are a national security issue the current administration refuses to effectively address.

On taxes, Democrats believe in raising taxes on wealthy Americans to support a more intrusive over-regulating government. Republicans promote lower taxes, smaller government, and believe in free market capitalism. Republicans understand higher taxes and more regulations put a stranglehold on economic growth.

 On healthcare, Democrats believe government should control all aspects of healthcare while Republicans understand socialized medicine results in high costs and poor quality healthcare. It is not the role of the government to mandate how the private sector delivers medical treatment.

On global warming, Democrats theorize the earth is heating rapidly caused by the burning of fossil fuels like oil and coal. Consequently they have introduced “green energy” mandates which drive up fuel prices. Republicans understand the heating and cooling of the earth is a natural process. Regulating carbon will not help the environment and will only increase fuel costs.

On religion, Democrats believe all references of God in public and government spaces should be removed. Republicans understand our Constitution affords all Americans freedom Of religion, not freedom From religion.

On same-sex marriage, Democrats believe this should be legal. Republicans oppose same-sex marriage and believe marriage should be between one man and one woman.

These are only a few core beliefs found in each party’s platform. You should align yourself with those core beliefs which most closely reflect your political beliefs. One-party rule has hurt Lenoir County for the last century and a half. Are you surprised you have been honoring a political party that goes against your religious, moral or ethical convictions? Consider supporting a more balanced political landscape by registering and voting Republican.

John Nix is the co-founder and partner at Matrix East, PLLC. He’s also the president of the CSS Neuse Foundation and the lead plaintiff in the Nix, et al v. Eric Holder case, for the reversal of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The opinions of the guest columnist are not necessarily those of The Free Press.

Kinston City Council Campaign Promises About To Play Out

The City of Kinston Nepotism Policy was rewritten in the latter part of 2015 and swiftly passed through Council just a few months prior to the November election. Incumbent Sammy Aiken was a vocal opponent of the amendment to this policy which, as written, now allows family of City Council and the Mayor to be hired on at the City.

Mayor Pro Tem, Robbie Swinson, IV went with Sammy on this one, opposing the changes that came about when Council member, Wynn Whittington, questioned the rule.  Whittington’s brother had applied for a couple of jobs with the City and was turned away because of his relationship to the Councilman.

One thing you don’t do as an elected official is help your family members out publicly.  That’s called favoritism and Mr. Whittington blatantly did so.

The Daily News Fix was out front on this development (See HERE) and there was much debate.  So much debate, in fact, that the NAACP readily opposed this form of cronyism and made it part of their line of questioning in the public forum they put on in which all the candidates were asked the question, “If you are elected to City Council will you work to repeal the Nepotism Policy amendment?” (paraphrased)

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All the candidates made a public pledge to repeal the amendment once elected with the exception of, then Councilwoman, Kelly Jarman.  She lost her seat on Council, coming in fifth place in the eight candidate contest. Ironically she was the top vote-getter in 2011. Her refusal to admit she was wrong and her allegiance vote with Whittington cost her that seat. See October prediction HERE

The repeal of this Amendment is on the table Monday, February 15th at the 7 PM City Council meeting at Kinston City Hall.  Why would the reversal of this amendment be a problem?  It should be a 4 to 1 landslide at worst.

Maybe Whittington will even concede if he shows up for the vote.  He’s been MIA(absent) three(3) of the last four(4) Council meetings.

Everyone sitting on Council made a promise to their constituents to repeal the amendment except for Whittington.  If this amendment is not reversed after Monday’s meeting, the consequences for this Council could be earth shattering.

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Lets’s get this done people. This is a no-brainer.  Next order of business should be how to move all public housing located in the City of Kinston into private sector housing, work to get residents off welfare and food stamps and onto a payroll while curbing crime in the process. That takes representation with guts and resolve.  If this Council can’t handle this simple task Monday….. well, we’ll talk about that next time!

Other links October Article 1 Whittington Lashes Out

Appellate Court’s Decision Could Do More Harm Than Good (Timing Was Intentional)

Friday’s big news…. an order written by Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Roger Gregory, part of a US appeals court panel, states that North Carolina Congressional Districts were racially gerrymandered during the 2011 redistricting and must be redrawn within two weeks (by February 19th).

Even though North Carolina primaries are scheduled for March 15th, this order bars elections in the 1st and 12th districts, both majority black districts,….. until the new maps are approved.

The timing of this ‘decree’ calling the 2011 redistricting plan unconstitutional is unfortunate and well timed by the plaintiffs for maximum impact.

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District 1 is represented by G.K. Butterfield, while the 12th Distict is represented by Alma Adams, both of whom are black. Historically, even prior to redistricting, blacks had no problem getting elected in either district.  But the 2011 redistricting added minority voters to both Districts.

The 1st Congressional District weaves through 24 counties and takes in 5 complete counties. The dimensions for the 12th District?…  120 miles long and 20 miles at it’s widest point.

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Three plaintiffs filed suit in 2013 in an effort to invalidate the newly drawn districts, the premise being Republicans were being handed an advantage in adjacent Districts through the redistricting process. Read the 100 page decision by the appellate court HERE.

A Republican controlled legislature drew the lines in 2011. The plaintiffs claim race was a motivating factor as to where those boundary lines fell. At the center of this controversy are State Senator Bob Rucho and House member David Lewis, both of whom had strong influence in how these lines were drawn and helped design the maps. You can view district maps at the NC General Assembly site HERE.

The immediate impact of this decision could mean:

  • Delay of the primary
  • Voter disenfranchisement/confusion
  • Absentee ballots already cast could be nullified
  • Additional lawsuits filed
  • If the NC General Assembly is called back into session it will be at the tax payer’s expense

Most disturbing of all is the fact that the Federal government is telling the State of North Carolina how to run its elections.

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In 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled in Shelby County v. Holder in favor of the plaintiff which reversed Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. A case paralleling the Shelby case was Nix v. Holder seeking reversal of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The reversal of Section 4 nullifies Section 5. However, because Shelby was not decided in 2011 this Appellate Court has decided to retroactively rule on this redistricting boondoggle.

We’ll keep you informed. Tune in often and subscribe to this blog for the Daily New Fix.

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!

 

 

Becoming The Protectors

dailynewsfix imageWe just caught a portion of a live commentary on Fox News by Judge Jennine Perino after exiting the movie “The Mocking Jay, Part 2”. The movie was pretty good.

If your not familiar with this series, “The Hunger Games”, it involves a struggle for freedom in a futuristic setting in the wake of a dictatorship. Great movies. Check them out.

Anyway, the Judge was laying it down, “shucking some corn” as my friend Jackie would say.  I like her, generally, but this time she was playing on ignorance and fear when it comes to protecting ourselves from terrorist attacks like ISIS.

What I took exception to was her reactionary suggestion that we further “weaponize our police” to better protect all of us. Ummm…. Red Flag sister, er… Judge!

She alluded to the San Bernardino massacre that was obviously a radical Islamic terror attack. She thinks they were running around like keystone cops. Maybe they were but the Militarization of our police force as a reaction to these ISIS cues plays right into the progressive liberal “gun control” narrative. Are we really that scared and stupid?

This administration is looking to capitalize on incidents like San Bernadino. We have Muslims in the Whitehouse like Valerie Jarret (she runs things, not Barry) that capitalize on your fear.

Right after militarization of our police is confiscation of our weapons. You say no?  We say gun confiscation is eminent if we allow government to grow and our Constitutional 2nd Amendment rights to erode. The 2nd Amendment protects us from a rogue government. It keeps our 1st Amendment rights intact, especially our right to religious freedoms.

Bottom line ~ Our right to protect ourselves and our family is inalienable, of God not man. It shall not be infringed.

We don’t need to further weaponize police in this country.  We need to protect our borders, reject Syrian refugees, and teach our kids and family how to be proficient with a weapon, basic self defense. Teach them how not to be victims.

We must dilute our need to be protected by becoming the protectors. 

 

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