A liberal, activist court sided with Hillary Clinton, Roy Cooper and George Soros by striking down North Carolina’s common sense voter ID law. They didn’t even look at the evidence before making a decision! This is a disgrace to all law-abiding North Carolinians.
The law required that one show an approved Photo Voter ID and was approved by the North Carolina General Assembly to stop illegal voting activities.
Even the Democratic National Committee required photo Voter ID at their convention this week in Philadelphia. (see photo, left)
The topic is now trending on Twitter and other social media. Liberals, of course, are crowing about this, while conservatives are unhappy with what was a very fair law.
Governor Pat McCrory (R-NC) had this to say:
“Photo IDs are required to purchase Sudafed, cash a check, board an airplane or enter a federal court room. Yet, three Democratic judges are undermining the integrity of our elections while also maligning our state. We will immediately appeal and also review other potential options.”
“Today, Roy Cooper and North Carolina Democrats were successful in overruling the will of the people who vastly support North Carolina’s protections against voter fraud.”
“The voter ID law has already been put into place and was successful in its implementation this year, despite the false predictions from the left. Preserving integrity at the ballot box is just plain common sense, but
Roy Cooper and his liberal allies used endless lawsuits to throw our citizens under the bus.The people of North Carolina deserve a system that ensures every voter is who they say they are as they rightfully cast their vote.”
Thankfully, conservative organizations are vowing to fight on!
We can prevent decisions like this in the future by refusing to elect Hillary. The President handles federal judicial appointments like the one on the 4th Circuit. We have seen eight years of Obama’s liberal cronies do his bidding at federal agencies such as the FCC, the Dept. of Educations, and more. We simply cannot afford to continue this.
We must keep Gov. McCrory in office as it’s clear that Attorney General Roy Cooper will not ever fight for NC law and order. Cooper is running for Governor against McCrory.
Update: The three judges that ruled against Photo Voter Id were all Democrats. Two were appointed by President Obama and one was appointed by former President Bill Clinton.
The death of former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, brought up memories. On Sunday, Mrs. Reagan passed away Sunday, at age 94, seemingly putting a final stamp on the end of an era. Sadly however, the Ronald Reagan Era ended long ago. What’s next for the conservative movement? To find the answer, one must look to the past.
Today’s generation of students, (K-12, and even Millennials) only know the Reagan Presidency via the history books or by oral history passed down by their parents or often, the liberal media. But those of us from the generations who came of age in the 1960s and the 1980s must teach them what it was like to be a true conservative, rather than solely an economic conservative, or a so-called “libertarian/conservative”. They are our children and grandchildren.
Two generations of young people were lucky enough to cut their political teeth during these eras. The Baby Boomers, who reached high school, college age, and young adult hood during the early 1960s, and their children, the Generation Xers, who did the same during the 1980s.
We Gen Xers were fortunate enough to have the experience of the conservative Boomers as our teachers and our guides. Now we must guide the next generation, who are ready to hear something good, instead of the negative.
Brief Overview of the Modern Conservative Movement
The modern conservative movement in the Republican party started in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
In 1960, 90 young conservatives came together to draft the Sharon Statement, which set down a series of principles for the conservative movement. The also founded Young Americans for Freedom, to serve as an organization for conservative activists. Phyllis Schafly, William F. Buckley, George Dunlop (later aide to Sen. Jesse Helms), conservative fundraiser Marvin Liebman, Brent Bozell, M. Stanton Evans, and so many others were key players of the era.
The young conservatives considered forming a third party and drafting a Presidential candidate, but instead chose to fight the “establishment” in the Republican Party at the time, and drafted Barry Goldwater as their man. Though Senator Goldwater did not win, the movement continued as the YAF’s membership grew into adulthood and continued with their careers. It was a heady time to be a conservative.
Ronald Reagan was working for General Electric during this era, and working what he termed “The Mashed Potato Circuit”, as he traveled the nation, giving a series of speeches. He often spoke to businessmen’s luncheons (only men in those days) and Republican Party dinners. His name ID grew and gave a nationally televised speech on Goldwater’s behalf, A Time for Choosing.
Reagan become a two-term Governor of California, first elected in 1966. By 1976, he was ready to run for the highest office in the land, but the nation was not quite ready for him. In 1980, his time came and he was elected in a landslide over sitting President Jimmy Carter. The Reagan Era had begun and young conservatives like me were ready for him.
Because President Reagan brought hope and optimism to the American people, young people couldn’t help but be carried along. Membership in conservative groups soared. The College Republicans became a force to be reckoned with, even being lead nationally by a young North Carolinian, David Miner. Generation Xers came of age in a time of great hope that America’s best days were ahead. We worked hard, fought off the moderates, and elected conservatives. Then, eight years later, Mr. Reagan’s second term ended and he left office.
Today, it seems that Millennials and students don’t have a lot of hope for. We’ve had the non-smiling President Barak Obama as President for over 7 years. The nation seems to be in a fog. Our military has shrunk. Welfare roles have increased. The role of the family has been de-emphasized and we tell our enemies our plans via the media. Government is larger than ever in it’s history. The FCC, like other Executive Branch Departments, has overreached its authority with Net Neutrality. Debt continues to add at an alarming rate. We are no longer a force for good in the world, or at home.
It’s a sad time…or is it?
At the Conservative Leadership Conference, (sponsored by the Civitas Institute), I was fortunate enough to hear a Baby Boomer-age leader speak. George Dunlop discussed the 1976 Reagan-Ford primary, and North Carolina’s importance in it. He also talked about the conservative movement, it’s future, and why there IS hope.
The self-described right-hand-man of the late Senator Jesse Helms brought up a topic from the bible that made me reconsider that America’s Best Days are behind us. Normally, conservatives are optimists and tend to be generally happy people, but our current president has managed to squish the last bastions of it from me, and others like me.
While in the U.S. Senate, Jesse Helms never gave up, even when he was alone in his beliefs. Today, we must use the example of Sen. Helms and President Reagan to motivate us to rally, work hard, and share conservative visions with high school and college students. We must encourage them to work hard, and share this vision with their peers. We also must work to bring home now-forgotten evangelical vote, just as Helms did.
Mr. Dunlop then stated something profound:
The Lord never fails to preserve a remnant of the people. He will always preserve a remnant so that conservatives can rise up and become conservative again, just like the Israelites did. We don’t need everyone. Just a remnant.
Get these people to work hard. Recruit people as delegates to the conventions that are true conservatives, not these libertarian/conservatives or moderate conservatives. We must go to our county conventions, district conventions, and our state convention with people who are like ourselves. “Spend the time and effort to get credentialed” and others like us credentialed.
That’s how we win. That’s why we have hope. The Lord preserved a remnant. While many were running away to become libertarian/”conservative”, the remnants didn’t. It’s time. It’s time for us to rise up and re-energize the conservative movement.
Note: My own parents are boomers who cast their very first vote for President for Barry Goldwater in 1964. (The voting age was 21 back then.) I was fortunate enough to go through high school and college during the 1980s.)
As if he hasn’t complained enough about Governor Pat McCrory, Democrat Roy Cooper is harping on North Carolina’s updated voter laws.
In an e-mail to supporters, Cooper moaned that Photo Voter ID and fewer early voting days “can’t be fair”.
He whined that this means that “eligible voters are denied their rights to vote”.
Cooper, the likely Democrat nominee, did not support the reforms made to voting laws in 2014 by the NC General Assembly and supported by Gov. McCrory. Those laws take the fraud out of North Carolina elections.
Liberal groups such as the NAACP and Democracy North Carolina fought against the law.
Cooper has never stood up for North Carolina values, instead preferring to bury his head in the sand over issues like Obamacare. Cooper is the probable Democrat nominee to run against Governor Pat McCrory.
According to the Civitas Institute, The Moral Monday agenda would cost taxpayers $10 billion, forcing a tax increase of $4,000 on every family of four.
“Estimates now reach an eye-popping $10 billion to pay for the “people’s agenda.” That would mark a whopping 50 percent increase in the state budget. To fund the “Moral Monday” demands would cost every man, woman in child in North Carolina roughly an additional $1,000. That amounts to adding another $4,000 in taxes to the tax bill of each family of four.” (“Moral Monday Price Tag Grows – Now at $10 Billion,” Civitas Institute, 6/10/2014)
Ricky Diaz, Pat McCrory for Governor spokesman, said, “Roy Cooper’s backing by the unions is no surprise, given they have bankrolled protests and relentless attacks against Governor McCrory to obstruct his efforts to rebuild North Carolina since day one.
But now that they have formally endorsed him, Roy Cooper completely owns their radical, pro-union Moral Monday agenda, which seeks to end the state’s right-to-work laws, increase the size of the state budget by 50% and increase taxes on each family in North Carolina by $4,000.”
The AFL-CIO has also endorsed Deborah Ross for US Senate, and Charles Meeker for Labor Commissioner..
North Carolina Democrats generally RUN from their national counterparts, but not Roy Cooper. The Democrat candidate for Governor appears in a video endorsing liberal Hillary Clinton.
“Hillary Clinton represents the same failed policies of the past and would love nothing more than to bring North Carolina backwards, something she has in common with 30 year Raleigh insider Roy Cooper,” said NCGOP Chairman Hasan Harnett.
“Will Roy Cooper and former Charlotte mayor turned D.C. Democrat Anthony Foxx‘s lead and throw their support behind Hillary Clinton? Together, these Democrats would take North Carolina back to the days of higher taxes and stagnant economic growth.”
Cooper is vying for the Democrat nomination for Governor. If he wins, he faces likely Republican nominee, Governor Pat McCrory.
Amb. John Bolton. Sen. Ted Cruz. Rep. Marsha Blackburn. Donald Trump. Carly Forna. These are a few names appearing at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Organized annually by the American Conservative Union, the event is probably the largest event of its kind in the country. In addition to the big name speakers in the main room, there are always great breakout sessions to gather information. In the evenings, screenings for conservative movies and other events keep attendees busy. Plus, there are the dinners, including the Ronald Reagan event.
As in years past, we will be there to cover it, so we can share information that could help you be a better activist. Mark your calendar for March 2-5.
NOTE: If you are from North Carolina and you attend CPAC, be sure to send me a tweet at http://twitter.com/katys or tweet to @katys We may want to chat with you to see how you are enjoying the experience..
Presidential candidate, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), is coming to Raleigh on Saturday.
Here are the details in brief:
What: North Carolina Rally with Marco Rubio When: Saturday, January 9 2016 at 4:30pm EST Where: North Carolina State Fairgrounds – Governor James E. Holshouser Building. 1025 Blue Ridge Boulevard. Raleigh, NC 27607
If you support Senator Rubio or are interested in hearing him speak, the campaign asks that you RSVP by clicking here. Fill out the necessary details. Tickets are free, but limited..
Watch for a full report on the happenings at the gala and look for interviews with candidates for statewide office. State and local races are often lightly covered, especially in big election cycles, like 2016. That’s where we come in.