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A Libertarian's Library

How government programs have not only not eliminated poverty, they may have actually made poverty worse

The story is told that when the Chinese learned that American farmers produced ten time as much corn per acre as the state farms in China did one of the first things they did when Nixon opened up exchange programs with the Chinese was to send a team of agriculture experts to America to study how American farmers produced so much more gran per acre than did the Chinese....more >>
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The foolish man searches in all the wrong places

The story is told that a police officer came across a man crawling around on the ground. The officer stopped and inquired if the man needed help. "Yes, I do," exclaimed the man. "I'm drunk but I've got to get to work in ten minutes but I've lost my car keys....more >>
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From The Right

New Spending Bill: Sellout, disaster or good compromise?

There has been a great deal of complaints over the new spending bill passed by Congress to fund most of the government until 30 September. Liberals complain it weakens the Dodd-Frank Financial Law and loss of funding for things they view as important....more >>
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D'ya think?

Rabble rousers, skin merchants and police

Rabble Rousers, Skin Merchants, and Police A while back I tried to open a conversation about race in response to Eric Holder's contention that people are afraid to speak out about the subject....more >>
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Baynes out at Mid-East Commission

Timothy Baynes has been fired as Director of the Mid-East Commission. In a letter dated December 19, 2014 Board Chairman Walter Willet advised Bayes that the termination is effective immediately but he will be paid through the end of December, with a 90 day severance package beginning January 1, 2015....more >>
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Obama amplifies the shift in power to the Imperial Presidency

There is little doubt in our mind that our Founding Fathers would be mortified if they knew what presidents in recent history, including BH Obama, have done to the concept of the "balance of power" between the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch....more >>
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What's wrong with Common Core?

There's been a great deal written and said about "Common Core." What started out as an effort to form a common or uniform national curriculum has been essentially derailed. Instead, that approach has been replaced with a process whereby North Carolina has a committee developing the state's own curriculum for K-12 students....more >>
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Commissioners vote to not do jail repairs: What's behind this?

To some, the Beaufort County Commissioners sent conflicting signals when they voted 4 to 3 to halt all work on the new jail proposed for Chocowinity and then voted not to make repairs to the existing jail....more >>
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Beaufort commissioners vote to serve notice of termination of Chocowinity EMS's contract

The following story appeared in the December 18, 2014 County Compass Beaufort County Commissioners voted five to two at the December 1st special called meeting to notify the Chocowinty EMS their present contract will be terminated the last day of June 2015....more >>
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Doc's Deliberations

Minimum wage

Minimum Wage Everyone desires more income. But, is a forced increase in wages paid by employers to those with minimal skills the proper way for those individuals to obtain more income? Let's take a rational look at the effects of raising the minimum wage....more >>
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Are we headed for a third party?

Talk about "shooting yourself in the foot" or "cutting off your own nose to spite your face…" and you likely soon be talking to somebody about whether the Republican Party has done just that to itself with the recent action in Washington of betraying the promises they made in the recent campaign....more >>
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D'ya think?

Term limits and congressional integrity

Term Limits & Congressional Integrity Well the Louisiana Senatorial election is finally over. The subject of where Mary Landreu is really a "resident" is an interesting one. Actually, it seems as though she is pulling a Jon Gruber" on the Louisiana Election Commission folks and the voters (i....more >>
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Teen kills intruder trying to break into his grandmother's home

Tuesday night around 5 p.m. two men tried to break into a Charlotte home where a 14 year old and his grandmother were at the time. Turns out the two had apparently broken into the same house twice before in recent months and apparently were out on bond from the earlier break-in when this one occurred....more >>
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Gas prices fall at the pump, while fear of a world wide collapse looms

In 1969, the thought of gas prices at $2.00 a gallon would have sounded ridiculous. The cost per gallon then was about 35-cents. Fast forward to 1980. That's the first time prices hit one-dollar....more >>
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Bonus Deal

Where have all the fighter pilots gone?

This is a sad commentary on what political correctness has done. Unfortunately, I have no idea who actually wrote this, and if you know I would appreciate knowing, but it is too good to not pass along....more >>
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Where has Honor gone? Can our republic survive without it?

Ours is a republican form of government. In a republic the voters elect representatives to do the business of governing. In order for such a system of government to work the people must possess a basic understanding of how specific representatives will vote in the future in order to intelligently choose between the candidates for which they can vote....more >>
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Pay attention folks, unless you think your property insurance is too low and the end of the world is near

The people, and our leaders, in coastal North Carolina had best wake up and pay attention to what is developing in this state with a bunch of leftist pseudo-intellectuals who fancy themselves as "scientist" who are putting together a "paper" that says we are doomed by global warming…unless, of course we do what they want us to do....more >>
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Is this what's behind amnesty...and what BH Obama has planned?

Maybe…is this what Barry Obama has planned for us?
The lame duck has plans to be a powerful player after he leaves office. He is not done with us -- not by a long shot. Many presidents suffer a shock when they leave office....more >>
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North Carolina can change the nation

Many of our readers have told us they are dismayed at "the Republicans" in the House for not standing up for what they said they would do during the campaign. But there are a couple of things that we think should be kept in mind....more >>
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Mark Levin "an inch away from leaving the Republican Party"

We think both political parties are in serious trouble in Washington. But the Republicans, we think, are in much worse trouble simply because their base had much different expectations than what the GOP is delivering....more >>
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D'ya think?

Comprehensive legislation

It is clear that whenever legislation is being considered, it should be in the context of something larger and eventually all encompassing (i.e. don't lose sight of the "big picture"). But that doesn't mean that every piece of legislation or every so called problem needs a "comprehensive" solution. Congress needs to maintain a focus on the "big picture" but everything does not have to be addressed all at once....more >>
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The way zoning regulation is often administered is a violation of our fundamental property rights

There's a case headed to the N. C. Supreme Court that every property owner in North Carolina should know about and watch the outcome very carefully. We predict it will, no matter the outcome for the parties, illustrate the need for legislative action....more >>
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Bonus Deal

Torture

From the Merriam Webster Dictionary: tor•ture noun \ˈtȯr-chər\ : the act of causing severe physical pain as a form of punishment or as a way to force someone to do or say something : something that causes mental or physical suffering : a very painful or unpleasant experience The Democrats who released the CIA report regarding "enhanced interrogation" techniques did so only to attempt to score points against the Republicans....more >>
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Bonus Deal

It is time to take a stand! Join me please.

I am passing on a Liberty Flash News message I received:
As reported in the national media this week, Liberty Institute has demanded that the United States Army revoke an unlawful violation of the religious rights of our client, Chaplain (Captain) Joseph "Joe" Lawhorn....more >>
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Doc's Deliberations

Assimilation

Assimilation I would ask that you consider these organizations: American Association of Whites in Energy; the Association of White Psychologists; National Association of White Accountants; National Association of White Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers; National Association of White Journalists; National White Business Council, Inc....more >>
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From The Right

The biggest threat to our republic is not Obama

The biggest threat to our Republic is not Obama The biggest threat to survival of our Republic is not President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Progressives or Liberals. The biggest threat to our survival as a nation is the Press....more >>
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D'ya think?

The Prez, immigration & comprehensive legislation

The Prez, Immigration, & Comprehensive legislation In his pre-Thanksgiving week "immigration" speech, the Prez gives us an example of how the immigration system is broken. He tells us, "Families who enter our country the right way and play by the rules watch others flout the rules....more >>
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The way more and more people get their news/information is changing rapidly

Are you in the groove or in a rut?

Most Americans are consuming their news and information in greatly different ways these days than the way their parents did. The no longer watch the "evening news" on TV. ...more >>
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Teacher's Desk

The time has come to deal with this problem of inappropriate behavior from educators

Educator abuse of children through inappropriate behavior has become a major problem even though it involves a tiny fraction of educators. It has reached the point that it is a public policy issue that the Legislature must deal with....more >>
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More people are not getting the health care they need, while they are having to pay more for other people's care who do not work.

This is the reality of "expanding Medicaid" the Governor is talking about

ObamaCare is an insidious Robin Hood redistribution of wealth scam. The proof is in the numbers. People who work have poorer health care than those who do not. We knew it, because we are among them....more >>
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Can a representative represent "all of the people" in the jurisdiction from which they run?

The next time you hear a politician say "I represent ALL of the people…" know that he/she is either lying or does not understand how republican government works. The simple fact is that nearly every political jurisdiction contains diversity and many of those diverse interests are contradictory of one another....more >>
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The militarization of law enforcement--A case of the cure being worse than the disease.

This article is an older post (2-18-14) that has gone viral on the internet. On 5-9-14 it was ranked 77 of 268,000 articles on the topic by Google. It has been viewed over one million times, most of which came after it rolled off our home page, indicating that the traffic was being driven by links from other websites. Most of those websites are gun related websites. Clearly this topic generates a tremendous amount of interest, both in linked-to's and in page views....more >>
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