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Notes from our 11/29 meeting

Lame-duck Governor Perdue accepted federal bribe money to start the unwelcome 0bamacare exchanges in the great state of North Carolina this week. This was the subject of lively discussion at the OBX Team Party meeting yesterday. 10 courageous states, all with Republican governors, have rejected the money and the economy-killing federal mandate. We are eager … Continue reading

Demand Harry Reid Bring Audit the Fed Bill to a Vote in the Senate

Follow the money, folks. Push Sen Kay Hagan  and Harry Reid to co-sponsor this.  202-224-6342             

NDAA lawsuit struggles to save the US constitution

“I am one of the lead plaintiffs in the civil lawsuit against the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives the president the power to hold any US citizen anywhere for as long as he wants, without charge or trial.”  Read more about this lawsuit at


The voter rolls of this country are stuffed with illegal aliens, felons and dead people, who not only vote, they vote overwhelmingly Democrat.  Citizens in uniform serving overseas, who might vote Republican, are routinely denied the right to vote when ballots are mailed “too late” to be returned in time to count.  When a Republican … Continue reading

USDA Enlists Mexican Govt to Spread the Word About Food Stamps

From his grant of amnesty to his shuttering of border patrol stations, President Obama is doing all he can to help those illegally present in the United States to have every incentive to pull the lever for him in November.  As if those favors weren’t enough, now comes word that the Obama administration is continuing a partnership with … Continue reading

EPA Power Grab to Regulate Ditches on Private Property

Lawmakers are working to block an unprecedented power grab by the Environmental Protection Agency to use the Clean Water Act (CWA) to control land alongside ditches, gullies and other ephemeral spots by claiming the sources are part of navigable waterways.  Read more at

CBO: We’ll Be Maxed Out in Nine Years

On Tuesday, the CBO released the 2012 version of its long-term federal budget outlook.  How bad is the outlook? As James Pethokoukis and others noted, it’s so frighteningly bad that the CBO couldn’t project its worst-case scenario on the economic impact of the national debt.   According to Page 38 in the full report, “Debt would reach 250 percent of GDP (gross … Continue reading

Progressivism: An Adolescent Ideology

Progressives see people as they want them to be. Conservatives see them as they are. Once one understands this essential difference, any number of issues can be explained with utmost clarity. Take the European crisis, for example.  This insightful commentary continues at  

Mentally incompetent? Here’s your ballot

State Rep. G.L. Pridgen says he is considering pursuing legislation that would restrict anyone but legal guardians from registering to vote individuals who have been ruled mentally incompetent by the courts.Unlike most states, North Carolina does not restrict individuals from registering to vote based on mental competency.  Read more at

Carolina Campaign Bootcamp

Each year thousands of candidates run for elected office and only a few win.  This can often be due to the lack of skilled leadership in campaigns. This training addresses this need and empowers you to make a difference.  Details for this and other activism workshops at

Trickle Up Activism?

If this country is to be spared from the consequences of its current course, it will be done from the bottom up, not the top down. The federal government will not voluntarily nor willingly surrender the power it has acquired over the past century, even if there exists within its ranks a few principled patriots … Continue reading

Meet John Tedesco

On July 17, Republican voters in North Carolina have an opportunity to make a statement about the direction the state’s public schools will take in coming years.  John Tedesco, a member of the Wake County School Board, and educator Richard Alexander will face off in a runoff election for the right to face incumbent NC … Continue reading

Cut the Knot of Corporate Tax

According to the Triangle Business Journal, special state tax credits for renewable energy, research & development, and capital purchases reduced North Carolina’s corporate-tax collections by nearly a quarter of a billion dollars last year.   They are not the only ones. North Carolina’s tax code is riddled with special credits, exemptions, and other preferences – many of … Continue reading


The Obama Administration has dragged the Law of the Sea Treaty back before the US Senate this week.  What is L.O.S.T?  In principle, the treaty would assert UN jurisdiction over U.S. territorial waters, and eventually over waterways within our country.  Read more at

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NC Legislature Considers Anti-NDAA Resolution

Considering it a crime to not report treason when one witnesses it, earlier this week, a bill was introduced to the North Carolina General Assembly that would declare the National Defense Authorization Act unconstitutional and treasonous.  In the text of the measure the NDAA is accurately described as “repugnant to, and destructive of, the Bill of Rights of … Continue reading

The Cost of Illegal Immigration

Interested in the key numbers and events related to illegal immigration in the United States?  Click

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When was the last time you were truly energized by ideas?   Immerse yourself in the thoughts and views of John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, James Madison, Adam Smith, Voltaire, John Stuart Mill, Henry David Thoreau, Ayn Rand, F.A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, and others for FREE.  Sign on for the self-paced Cato Home Study Course at … Continue reading

NC Imposes Above-Average Occupational Licensing Burdens

North Carolina ranks 29th of the 50 U.S. states (plus the District of Columbia) when it comes to imposing laws requiring people wishing to perform certain occupations to get a license from the government, according to a new study by Institute for Justice.  From landscape workers to athletic trainers to cosmetologists, the state forces would-be … Continue reading

Do Dead People and Non-Citizens Vote in NC?

Project Veritas, an organization formed by James O’Keefe, paid a visit to North Carolina during the May 8 primary.  Watch the video to see discussions with non-citizens who are registered to vote in NC, UNC leaders and Board of Elections officials.

Legislators at odds over capping N.C. gas tax

In the General Assembly session that begins Wednesday, the state’s gasoline tax could be a divisive issue. The state gas tax is currently 38.9 cents per gallon, the highest rate ever in North Carolina. It increased from 35 cents a gallon on Jan. 1. The tax is recalculated automatically twice annually – Jan. 1 and … Continue reading

NC One of Eight States to Lose Jobless Benefits This Weekend

More than 230,000 unemployed workers will lose their jobless benefits this weekend as portions of federal programs expire across several states. All told, 409,300 long-term unemployed Americans in 27 states will have lost upward of 20 weeks of federal unemployment benefits by this past Saturday, even as the many state jobless rates remain high, according to … Continue reading

Six Runoff Elections Possible for Council of State Offices

After NC’s primary elections May 8, it still is unclear who the Republican nominees for five powerful executive offices will be. The Democratic nominee for state labor commissioner also has yet to be decided.  GOP nominees for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor and others still are up in the air.  Read more at  

GOP in NC breaks the rules for Romney before the primary

In North Carolina, the GOP used the Guilford County Republican Party Headquarters to make phone calls on behalf of Romney.  The calls were organized in part by Al Bouldin, the Guilford County GOP Chair.  Bouldin was well aware of the fact that the Republican Party does not endorse candidates in the Primary, a fact he … Continue reading

7 Reasons Liberal Economic Policies Don’t Work

There’s a reason it took the country so long to pull out of the Great Depression under FDR, why Americans became acquainted with the Misery Index under Carter, and why we’ve had the weakest economic recovery from a recession in U.S. history under Obama.  Read more at

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