The prize for best line of questioning to Secretary
of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius at the House Committee on Energy
and Commerce Wednesday morning must go to Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), forpinning Sebelius downon the question of why Obamacare
requires men to buy maternity coverage. Sebelius tried to squirm away--as she
had done with many other questioners, but Ellmers was on her "A"
It is hard to find the words to
adequately describe how much of a disaster Obamacare is turning out to
be. The debut of Healthcare.gov has been probably the worst launch of a
major website in history, millions of Americans are having their current health
insurance policies canceled, millions of others are seeing the size of their
health insurance premiums absolutely explode, and this new law is going to
result in massive numbers of jobs being lost. It is almost as if
Obamacare was specifically designed to wreck the U.S. economy. Not that what
we had before Obamacare was great. In fact, I have long argued that the U.S. health
care system is a complete and
total train wreck. But now
Obamacare is making everything that was bad about our system much, much
worse. Americans are going to pay far more for health care, the quality
of that care is going to go down, they are going to have to deal with far more
medical red tape, and thousands upon thousands of U.S. employers are
considering getting rid of the health plans that they offer to employees
altogether due to Obamacare. If the U.S. health care system was a
separate nation, it would be the 6th
largest economy on the entire planet,
and now Obamacare is going to absolutely cripple it. To say that
Obamacare is an “economic catastrophe” would be a massive understatement.
Of course we were assured that it wouldn't turn out this way. We
were promised over and over that we were going to pay less for health care, get
better coverage, and be able to keep our current health plans if we were
pleased with them. The following is what Obama said at a rally in 2009...
"First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your
doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan.
Nobody is talking about taking that away from you."
That was such a dramatic lie that even NBC News is turning on him.
They discovered that Obama has known for three years that most people that rely
on individual health insurance policies would not be able to keep them...
Hillary Clinton is careful to avoid discussion
of her plans for 2016, but other female Democrats—particularly her former
Senate colleagues—have no such compunction.
“All of the Senate Democratic women have written her a letter
encouraging her to run,” Senator Kay Hagan of North
Carolina told a crowd of more than 200 women at 583 Park in New York City on Monday
Eight friends, going out to dinner, are
arguing about restaurant choice. Each has their own favorite cuisine and
chef. Decision time arrives, and one of the eight, let’s name him
Alpha-1, unilaterally selects the restaurant and time. The other seven,
with little further discussion, acquiesce. Alpha-1 is “Sovereign”.
He exerted his ultimate authority to make a decision that was obeyed by
Individual sovereignty is the essence of
personal freedom. A colonist is, by definition, not sovereign, as he owes
allegiance and obedience to whichever authority “owns” his colony. Having
successfully rebelled against the King of England, a solitary sovereign, our
Constitution’s framers inverted the pyramid of power by investing each
individual, not any government entity, with definitive sovereign authority.
Any power given to the state and federal governments was considered to be
strictly limited and definitely “on loan” from that sovereign individual.
Our Constitution codifies
this hierarchy of authority. Each state is a sovereign entity made up of
sovereign individuals. Our nation is a federation of sovereign states,
created by the Constitution, which is a compact ratified by those individual
sovereign states. The federalgovernment, as the creation of that compact, is most
definitely not an equal partner. If one reads the proceedings of the
ratifying conventions of the states, it is clear that the intent was to
severely limit the powers of the federal government to those specifically
listed in Article I, Section 8. The individual states, not the Supreme
Court, had the authority to determine if the federal government exceeded its
authority, and, as sovereign entities, could remedy the usurpation of power by
nullification, interposition, or even by secession.
is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the Governmental Affairs Committee
meeting on November 4th at 12:15 PM.
Affairs Committee meeting will take place at JacksonvilleCity Hall,
(815 New Bridge Street,
Lieutenant GovernorDanForest will be joined by members of the Governmental
Affairs Committee, as well as, military representatives from Marine Corps Base
Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. The meeting is open to the
months, we’ve been subjected to stories from our state’s dwindling,
money-bleeding mainstream media fawning over Big Bill Barber’s Traveling Circus
& Freak Show. We’ve been told that Moral Monday is simply a bunch of
average-joe mainstream North Carolinians upset with those dastardly Republicans
running the show in Raleigh.
our reporting— as well as that by our friendLady Liberty— has poked hole after hole in that ridiculous
scanning a story on the McClatchy-Raleigh web site this weekend about Moral
Monday-ers in court, when we stumbled across this gem:
Highland Park Christian Church, 905 Carolina Ave., New Bern, NC.
Bring your favorite covered dish, and join us for an evening of fellowship and fun. After dinner we will watch the movie
"Emancipation Revelation Revolution"
This is an award-winning documentary about the history of the civil rights movement in America, the role that both major political parties have played in it, and the voting habits of Blacks in America today.
As the nation is now divided -- not along racial lines -- but along issues of morality and values, racial discrimination has been replaced by philosophical discrimination.
Many conservative blacks are now choosing to leave the liberal plantation and follow their own destinies. But What happens to them when they leave?
Why aren't Americans taught about the rich history of blacks in America, beyond the misperception of victimization?
Martin Luther King's dream has been realized -- but not the way he imagined. Blacks in America are being judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin, but the judgment is harsh if they embrace conservative philosophies.
Bring your family and friends!
For more information, call Nancy Murdoch, 444-7272; Eddella Johnson, 772-6025; or Connie Hanna, 637-0005.
Disclaimer: Although some of our classes and events are held at local
churches, the churches are not affiliated with and do not endorse or support
Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association (CCTA). We have simply made arrangements
with them to use their facilities. All church functions and activities remain
separate and unaffiliated with CCTA functions and activities. The facilities
are used for educational and organizational purposes only and not for political
events or endorsements.
Moore TEA Citizens: Nov. 11 Monthly Members' Meeting
The focus of our November program
will be on the status and current issues related to enforcing the integrity of
our nation's borders and immigration reforms. Our featured speaker will
be Mr. James Johnson, President ofNCFIRE(North Carolinians For Immigration Reform and
NCFIRE isa statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is
dedicated to immigration enforcement. The organization represents the
citizens' interest in stopping the flood of illegal aliens into North Carolina. Theyalso seek to educate our citizens to the many costly and
destructive aspects of illegal immigrant crime.
James can answer any questions you
have about actions by our NC State Legislature this past session and about the
still pending actions by the U.S. House of Representatives in response to the
U.S. Senate bill.
We're counting on seeing you
there! Come join us, won't you!
the king of community organizers, once wrote in his bookRules for Radicalsthat one
should “pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
little in American politics that is more polarizing than race, and there’s few
better at this kind of fear-mongering than Jesse Jackson.
his recent columns, Jesse has aggressively pushed the race-card, hoping to
convince the fearful that attempts to block Obamacare funding in Congress are
somehow born of the same mentality held by those who wanted to preserve the
institution of slavery in the 19th century.
You can’t make this stuff up.
might be a professional polarizer, but he’s an amateur historian, at
best. That’s really an understatement. Seriously, the guy’s a joke
when it comes to facts.
pontificating about Obamacare, race, and slavery, Jesse tried to give a history
lesson, and failed. Miserably.
really went off the rails waswhen he attemptedto show his “expertise” on nullification.
“Fasten your seatbacks and tray
tables in their full upright and locked position. We’ll be on the ground
shortly.” That is the final warning aboard the aircraft known as America, which
will be using runway 39A to taxi to the terminal of tyranny. Most of the
passengers aboard the luxury aircraft have no clue to what awaits them, as the
captain and crew have lulled the majority into a false trance of tranquility.
The few aboard the aircraft
who were aware of their final destination tried to warn the other unsuspecting
passengers, who have been immersed in their personal electronic devices,
sleeping or watching the airline version of the corporate media, the mouthpieces
for their fascist facilitators.
So it is in the United States today. Except those
aboard this hijacked luxury aircraft who have been warning others of the danger
ahead have been thetargetsof an
increasingly aggressive campaign to silence them - to silence us - by any means
necessary. This is the historical hallmark of the last warning of the final
approach to the terminal of tyranny.
They are coming for us
Most people are familiar with the accounts of Glenn
Greenwald’s partner (ironically named David Miranda, at least to those of us in
America), being recently
harassed at Heathrow airport in the UK after Greenwald began exposing
the scope of the NSA spying campaign. Despite the warnings that this action
portended, most people simply decided to turn their personal devices of
diversion louder, effectively drowning out the warning bells tolling for the
death of one of the most important freedoms in America - the freedom to tell the
1) The more democracy we have, the better. As Benjamin Franklin once said, "Democracy
is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch." This
is why our Founding Fathers made this country a republic, not a democracy. They
believed that the people should have their say, but also that certain
underlying rules should remain in place that should take precedence over the
will of a simple majority. Ultimately, that's the only way that the wolves and
the lambs can happily co-exist over the long haul.
Unfortunately, we've moved so far away from the plain reading of the
Constitution that we could fairly be called a post-constitutional society and
that has a lot to do with why our government functions so poorly, why politics
has become so contentious, and why our nation is slipping into decline. A
nation where the law has more to do with the whims of the people in power than
constitutional principles is a nation that will become increasingly embittered
and unstable over time.
2) When it comes to politicians, morals don't
matter. It's no
coincidence that most Americans are perpetually disappointed in the honesty of
our politicians when they simultaneously believe that the moral failings of
politicians have little bearing on their fitness for office. If we put
adulterers, degenerates, and crooks in office, they're going to lie to us. Why
would anyone expect anything else?
Tax Dollars Will Fund Abortions and Planned Parenthood Under Obamacare, Here’s
a Friday night back in December 2009, Senate
Majority Leader Reid was in tense negotiations with then-Senator Ben Nelson of
Nebraska, as Reid desperately needed Nelson’s vote to secure Senate passage of
ObamaCare. Finally, Nelson had what Politico described as a “breakthrough” that
lead to a deal, as Politico reported a few days later. Part of the deal,
Politico wrote, was that “people who receive federal subsidies would need to
write two separate checks as a way to ensure that none of the federal dollars
went toward the abortion premium.”
Six days later, Senator Nelson took to the Senate floor to
explain in detail the deal he had negotiated. With respect to the two check
requirement, Senator Nelson said: “In the Senate bill, if you are receiving
Federal assistance to buy insurance, and if that plan has any abortion
coverage, the insurance company must bill you separately, and you must pay
separately from your own personal funds, perhaps a credit card transaction,
your separate personal check, or automatic withdrawal from your bank account–
for that abortion coverage.
You Subsidizing Abortion Coverage Under Obamacare? Starting
this month, uninsured Americans have the option to purchase health insurance
through their state exchanges. What you may not know is that many of the plans
being offered include elective abortion coverage!
Twenty-three states have exercised their right under Obamacare
to exclude abortion coverage, but for the remaining twenty-seven, that decision
has been left to insurance companies. If you are receiving this alert, it is
because you live in one of the states that allow elective abortion on their
Coal executives and miners will storm the Capitol next week to put pressure on Congress and the White House over regulatory policies that they say are killing jobs. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and 30 members of Congress will participate Tuesday in the Count on Coal coalition’s rally.
McConnell has vowed to make what the GOP is calling the administration’s “war on coal” a main issue in his 2014 reelection campaign.
After the Environmental Protection Agency announced a listening tour to gather feedback on new regulations for power plants, McConnell cried foul, claiming the tour did not include any stops in coal-reliant states.
A movement is afoot in the country to compel state
governments — in cases where it is believed that the federal government has
overreached and exceeded its constitutional authority — to simply ignore
decrees from Washington.
has already been pushing the idea in resisting ObamaCare.
Now, some grassroots leaders North
Carolina are making overtures to Republicans in Raleigh
to utilize the concept of nullification in blocking the implementation of
ObamaCare in North Carolina.
CravenCounty Republicans got the ball rolling
with this recent resolution:
A Resolution to the North
Carolina General Assembly to Declare the Patient Protection and Affordable
Health Care Act (Obamacare) Null and Void and Unenforceable in the State of North Carolina
Whereas;The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act
bill originated in the US Senate.
Whereas;The United States Supreme Court Ruled the PPACA
constitutional as a tax in the case of National Federation of Independent
Business vs Sebelius.
There has been quite a bit of internal drama with Craven County’s Republicans during the last year. They've voted to censure state House speaker and US Senate candidate Thom Tillis for his efforts to meddle in area GOP primaries. Local party chairman Paul Hill — aided by state GOP officials — raised objections about this move. Local party leaders ordered that a letter of censure be sent to Tillis and the state party. Censure supporters on the ground in Craven County suggest that Hill balked at signing and mailing off the letter – a direct conflict with the instructions by the executive committee.
The perceived failure to comply with the censure vote — as well as other unrelated concerns about local party fundraising and operations management — led to some local party leaders bringing charges against Hill and moving for his removal from office.
Chairman Hill was allowed a hearing and afforded an opportunity to defend himself. But this week, Hill chose to resign his post as chairman of the Craven County GOP. By acclamation, longtime local activist Carl Mischka was voted in by the executive committee as Hill’s replacement.
A Craven GOP leader — who happens to be a friend of this site — tells me everyone is breathing a sigh of relief now that this is over:
This is the second error filled liberal hit piece written by the Sun Journal New Bern. Wonder who invited reporter Sue Book to attend and who fed her misinformation. Neither the "Tea Party" or Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association had anything to do with these events. Like all RINOS and LIBERTARDS--blame anyone rather than acknowledge the facts, Paul Hill's incompetence and party hack antics! ~Lynn
Craven GOP ‘tea party’ wing asserts influence
A far right faction of Craven County Republican Party, many of whom say they are not in the “tea party,” now has the local GOP at least sipping tea.
Actions at a Thursday night executive party meeting at which Carl Mishka was elected chairman, concluded with a plea for unity but several longtime strong county GOP leaders say they see real division that probably doesn't have a quick fix.
At the meeting, Paul Hill resigned as chairman in letter read in his absence by GOP Vice Chairman Scott Dacey, who also serves as chairman of Craven County Board of Commissioners.
Immediately, executive committee precinct committee chairman Hal James, whose precinct organizational efforts filled all but a handful of executive committee seats with “tea party” conservatives, offered a single motion to accept the resignation and fill the vacant post with Mishka, a six-year New Bern Republican from Orange County, Calif.
Are you a concerned citizen frustrated
with how Common Core Standards impact your children? Do you wonder what
you can do to make your voice heard and to help reverse these dangerous trends?
If so, you'll want to attendCommon Core Standards: What's NextonThursday, November 14that
the Sheraton-Greensboro (KouryCenter).
Speakers include Heather Crossin and Erin Tuttle --the two moms who founded Hoosiers Against
Common Core and helped to propel the battle against Common Core Standards
We hope you can join us as we learn the best ways to educate and mobilize
others in the fight against Common Core in North Carolina. For additional
information and to register seehere. To access Heather Crossin's
presentation at theSeptember 19thHeritage
Foundation-Civitas Institute Common Core Forum, seehere.
I attended a conference on Saturday
where I was offended by two points. Most people reading this article will
consider these points to be trivial. I do not.
1. A Tea Party leader wore a shirt
that was the flag of the United
2. The organizers of the event wanted
to pledge allegiance to the flag but had forgotten to bring one. The solution
was to pledge allegiance to the shirt flag.
I understand that most people in our
country do not respect our flag. Like Bonhoeffer’s concept of cheap grace, we
offer a small token of esteem to our flag without acknowledging the sacrifices
it truly represents.
But in my mind, I do not look at the
flag as representing an indivisible nation. I see the principles embodied by
our founding fathers to bring together our disparate states into a compact
under a Constitution. I see the blood and treasure of our sons and daughters
who sacrificed to give us Liberty.
I see a symbol of our declaration to hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable Rights. I see everything that I miss in America today.
The Constitution did not
grant to the Supreme Court the authority to interpret the meaning of the
Constitution. The Doctrine of Judicial Review was a power that the court
granted to itself in 1801. Chief Justice John Marshall was a political ally of
Alexander Hamilton and they both believed in the notion that the Constitution
had implied powers.
The Constitution was written as a rule book that the government was
expected to follow. The framers of the Constitution knew that only if the
Constitution was strictly obeyed could it prevent the government from abusing
the rights of the people.
The states delegated to the Constitution a short list of delegated
powers and anything that was not delegated to the central government was
wanted the Constitution to be interpreted loosely so that the government could
assume powers that were not specifically enumerated. Those that favored a
strong central government were constrained by the Constitution in order for the
Federalists to achieve their objectives they needed to sell the idea that
Congress could do whatever they deemed was necessary and proper.
will be held for
Mayor and/or Members of the governing bodies for the Towns of Bridgeton, Dover,
River Bend, Trent Woods, The First Craven Sanitary District and the City of Havelock. Runoff
elections will also be held for Mayor and Aldermen of the City of New Bern.
Absentee ballots are allowed for all
elections except Dover.
Requests for absentee may be made in writing and received in the Craven County
Board of Elections office no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 29, 2013. One-stop voting for all Municipalities
except Dover will be held in the Board of Elections building located at 406
Craven Street, New Bern, NC, beginning October 17, 2013, and ending at 1:00
p.m. on November 2nd. One-stop voting hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00
a.m. through 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday, November 2, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. –
Nearly 5,000 NC Voters Still Not Verified Eleven Months Later
October 23, 2013
(Raleigh, NC)-OCT 23, 2013- The Voter
Integrity Project-NC, released a report today suggesting that as many as 4,857
North Carolina voters in the November 2012 election may have abused the
Same-Day Registration law in order to vote illegally and 2,253 of them were in
“These voters all registered and
voted during the last 19 days before the election,” said Jay DeLancy, Executive
Director of the Voter Integrity Project, “but election offices were never able
to verify the addresses of a significant number. This suggests that they were
never residents of the state, but their votes still counted.”
Until January 2014, NC law (§
163-82.7) requires a “tentative determination” of the voter’s identity within
48 hours, but the follow-on verification is performed by mail and takes longer
“Anybody registering and voting
illegally toward the end of the Early Voting period has a pretty good chance of
safely stealing a vote,” said DeLancy. “It all depends on how quickly the
county board can do the mailings.”
Under current North Carolina law, if
the USPS returns as “undeliverable” the verification notice sent by
nonforwardable mail, the county board is required to deny the application.
VIP-NC has trouble with that process, which was mandated under the 1993
National Voter Registration Act.
“Our entire electoral system hinges
on all postal carriers being 100 per cent accurate bynotdelivering any verification letters
incorrectly,” he said, “and who among us ever received a misdirected piece of
To determine the significance of the
problem, VIP-NC obtained a public record showing the complete voter history of
all NC voters and then screened out all except for the voters who registered at
the polls during last November’s one-stop voting period.
GreetingCravenCounty residents for a town hall meeting at
Bridgepoint Hotel on Wednesday, Lt. Gov.DanForest
spoke candidly about issues facing North Carolinians
from joblessness to the new Common Core school curriculum.
“No rules tonight other than let’s be civil,” he told
the group beginning at 6 p.m. with about 40 mostly ideological supporters but
growing to a more diverse group of about 60 before spirited talk stopped an
hour and a half later.
His campaign finance documents show that Tillis
loaned his Senate campaign $250,000. Surely, the loan was made to help
ol’ Thom get some PR bang out of the numberONE MILLION.It’s
awfully easy — when you are sitting in a powerful government position –
to shake people down for dollars to fund your political aspirations.
Big fundraising tallies don’t always translate into
election victories. Former Texas
governor John Connolly ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 1980 and
spentthe most money everfor a losing candidate. If big bank accounts clinched elections, Texas would have US
Senator David Dewhurst instead of Ted Cruz. Kentucky would be represented by US Senator
Trey Grayson instead of Rand Paul. Cruz
and Paul both ran against powerful incumbent state officials in their
respective states who overwhelmingly out-fundraised them.