Late last week on Friday, January 18, the Beaufort County Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution calling for the effective nullification “of any Federal law, executive order or regulations restricting the right to keep and bear arms.” The resolution also called on the County Manager to ensure that paid staff in Beaufort County do not take part in carrying out any federal action restricting the right to keep and bear arms and even called for an amendment to the North Carolina State Constitution to keep the state from restricting concealed carry.
It is about time that local and county governments around the state begin to stand up for their citizens and work to protect their constitutionally protected, not granted, rights. This resolution, with the exception of one part, is a great example of what North Carolina needs to see all over the state and without a doubt in the North Carolina General Assembly. Continue reading
by Jordon Greene | Indie Register
On Wednesday afternoon, North Carolina’s state legislators met in Raleigh, NC to open the 2013-2014 Session of the North Carolina General Assembly and to take their Oath of Office to start their new terms. At the same time, nearly two hundred grassroots activists gathered at Halifax Mall behind the Legislative Building to remind the legislators of the importance of their Oath of Office.
Many North Carolinians are fed up with the disregard they feel their legislators have for both the United States and North Carolina State Constitutions. According to Nicole Revels, one of the organizers of Glen Bradley’s “Honor the Oath” Rally, the event was staged “as a result of Glen Bradley’s rally call.” Revels stated that the rally was meant primarily to “send a message to the NC General Assembly that the people of North Carolina didn’t go anywhere after the election and will be watching their votes this session to ensure that they honor their oaths to uphold the Constitution.”
I have always viewed Christmas as a time of giving, based around remembering the greatest gift ever given to mankind, the gift of the Son of the God, Jesus Christ. In that spirit we buy presents and give gifts to others often times based on wish lists of the person’s wants. In that same tradition, with a little twist, I thought I would put out my wish list for legislative reforms for North Carolina in the coming legislative session that I believe would benefit our state and our freedom, a wish list that is more for others than simply for me.
While this may not be the most usual of Christmas wish lists, it is one I care about greatly because it is about preserving a better place to live for my family, friends and fellow North Carolinians. I will not attempt to put all of these wishes in any kind of order by importance, as it would be impractical and daunting to even try. However, I do believe that much of our problem lies in the lack of free elections, so I will start with what Thomas Paine called “the primary right,” the right to vote. Continue reading
Just a day after the re-election of President Barack Obama what some may consider an unusual petition appeared on the White House’s We the People section where individuals can start petitions to gain a response from the President. This petition asked the President to peaceably allow the State of Louisiana to secede from the Union, citing provisions in the Declaration of Independence.
Days later, more petitions from more states were filed on the White House website, and now nearly two weeks later there is a petition for secession from every state in the Union. The movement gained momentum quickly with several states including Texas, Georgia and my home state of North Carolina exceeding the requirement to obtain an official response from the President of the United States in regards to their petition. Continue reading