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Rep. Saine files Voter Freedom Act of 2013

Apr 10, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  5 Comments

Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincolnton) introduced House Bill 794 Voter Freedom Act of 2013 today to dramatically lower the ballot access barrier for new political parties and unaffiliated candidates. House Bill 794 has bipartisan sponsors, Representatives Paul Luebke (D-Durham), David Lewis (R-Dunn), and Rodney Moore (D-Mecklenberg). A broad and diverse coalition of political parties and public […]

FreedomWorks Offers Free Bus Trip to April 15th Rally in DC

Apr 8, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  No Comments

Let your voice be heard! I’m passing along this information from the SC District 5 Patriots (located in Rock Hill, SC) about the upcoming, April 15th Tax Day Rally in Washington, DC. Our neighbors to the south (with a sponsorship from FreedomWorks) are chartering a 1 day bus trip from Rock Hill to DC and […]

Senators Seek Modification of Student Voters Residency

Apr 5, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  2 Comments

State Senators Bill Cook, Norman Sanderson and Ronald Rabin have introduced an election reform law that will encourage college students to vote from their home-of-record instead of from their temporary college addresses. These Senate bills come after a Buncombe County Commissioner race that was flipped by student voting. The case, being appealed to the NC […]

LPMeck 2nd Amendment Panel

Mar 4, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  3 Comments

Last Wednesday, the Libertarian Party of Mecklenburg County sponsored a panel discussion on the 2nd amendment.  The panel of four included two advocates for gun control and two in favor of protecting 2nd amendment rights. This is the discussion in it’s entirety.

Brannon’s Speech to North Mecklenburg

Mar 1, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  1 Comment

GOP US Senate candidate Greg Brannon held a campaign stop in Huntersville yesterday at the Range at Lake Norman. Differentiating himself from his presumed opposition, Brannon laid out a purely constitutional based philosophy. Here is his speech, including the question and answer section.

Sports Subsidies Generally a Bad Idea

Mar 1, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  6 Comments

Wow.  These days not 10 minutes seems to go by without the story changing! I was working on a website in opposition to tax increases to pay for the Carolina Panthers stadium upgrade costs, but today saw this in the Charlotte Observer. Looks like tax increases may be off the table, but nonetheless, tax dollars […]

Mike Munger’s Speech to Charlotte Bastiat Society

Feb 28, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  1 Comment

The Charlotte chapter of the Bastiat Society held their February meeting last Wednesday uptown at the Dunhill Hotel. We gladly welcomed our speaker, Dr. Mike Munger, and he presented the lecture below on Bastiat’s “The Law” as well as additional background on Bastiat’s “Sophisms.” Dr. Munger needs no introduction to most of the readers here […]

Brannon Campaign to Visit Huntersville

Feb 27, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  4 Comments

Republican candidate for the United States Senate, Greg Brannon, has announced the schedule for his campaign kickoff tour this week. Dr. Greg Brannon, a Cary pro-life Obstetrician and Tea Party leader in North Carolina, will officially announce his bid to challenge Democrat Senator Kay Hagan with a two-day “Restore the American Dream” kickoff tour on […]

Tillis and Berger on Panthers

Feb 22, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  4 Comments

An email was sent yesterday with the following Panthers update. Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) released the following joint statement today regarding the Carolina Panthers: “Conversations with the Carolina Panthers organization and local and legislative officials are ongoing and productive. The Panthers […]

Cooksey Clarifies Panthers Situation Status

Feb 21, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  7 Comments

Navigating the complex sea of public policy making can certainly make one want to pop a few Dramamine. The various processes involved to get from idea to action I’m sure sounded like a great idea at the time, but wow. This has certainly been the case with the continuing discussion surrounding subsidies for the Carolina […]