Photo Voter ID Overruled by Activist Court

Democrats required a Photo ID at their national convention in Philadelphia this week.
Democrats required a Photo ID at their national convention in Philadelphia this week.

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.”

Dallas Woodhouse, NCGOP executive director added:

Photo courtesy of the Raleigh News and Observer.
Photo courtesy of the Raleigh News and Observer.

“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.

 

 

Trump Debate Debacle – University A Sham

FoxNewsDebate-300x169Thursday night’s Republican Presidential debate devolved into a a rowdy atmosphere, according to those in Detroit’s Fox Theater.

The audience cheered and booed during the question and answer session which seemed to grow out-of-control as the candidates began interrupting one another.   It was one step short of a free-for-all.

The hall was so beautiful that it was too grand for the low-life debate.

Normally, Republican candidates are good about sticking to the issues, with a few cleverly contrived jabs tossed in.

Thursday’s debate was no-holds-barred.

Moderators at the Fox News Debate. Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters
Moderators at the Fox News Debate. Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters

The camera panned to moderators Bret Baier and Megan Kelly catching them with looks of confusion at one another.

The name calling was beyond low.  Mothers usually teach their children always not to  resort to name calling.  When name-calling begins,  you have reduced yourself to the other person’s level.   In this case, Marco Rubio fell prey to Donald Trump‘s school yard bully type insults.  Rubio looked frustrated but managed a few  clever comebacks.

For example, Trump repeatedly called Rubio “this little guy”, and “little Marco”.

Presidential candidate, Marco Rubio Photo courtesy Red State
Presidential candidate, Marco Rubio Photo courtesy Red State

Rubio replied “Donald Trump has basically mocked everybody with personal attacks.  If there is anyone who has ever deserved to be attacked that way, it’s Donald Trump.

Trump called Ted Cruz “lyin’ Ted” and constantly said “You are a liar”.  At one point, Cruz shot back “breathe”.  Another was “Donald, learn not to interrupt.  Count to ten  ”

At one point, it seemed that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio verbally tag-teamed Trump.  Planned or not, this tactic was long overdue. Many feel they should team up, decide who will head either  a Rubio/Cruz or Cruz/Rubio ticket, and together, take down Donald Trump.

Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Photo by Richard Ellis, Getty Images
Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Photo by Richard Ellis, Getty Images

A large part of the debate involved the “Trump University” lawsuits.

At the former Trump University, students were offered access to Trump’s hand-picked real estate experts.  In exchange for roughly $1,500 students attended classes that were actually “taught” by a non-experts from a contact company.    Students were not mentored by real estate experts as promised by Trump.

During the classes, little was taught yet the instructors constantly implied that a visit from Donald Trump himself was imminent.  Additionally, students received high pressure sales pitches for more expensive course packages.

Donald Trump Photo courtesy of Business Insider
Donald Trump Photo courtesy of Business Insider

Trump never picked any instructors and a third-party company created the curricula and materials.  This company, which shall go unnamed, normally developes materials for motivational speakers and time-share rental companies.  That’s a far cry from real estate experts.

Trump University has changed its name and is still operating, but now faces three lawsuits.

During and after the debate,  conservative and liberal discussion groups on Facebook, generally agreed that a Trump nomination would lead to certain defeat at the hands of Hillary Clinton.

Rob Benningfield contributed to this report.

Tillis: WOTUS Expands Govt, Regulations

photo of Thom Tillis
US Sen Thom Tillis (R-NC), courtesy of the Charlotte Observer

This week, Senate Democrats blocked a vote to override President Obama’s veto of legislation disapproving of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which would enforce crippling regulations on local communities and small businesses across the nation.

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) remarked:

“The Obama Administration’s WOTUS rule is the latest federal government land grab that will expand the scope of federal authority over land and water at the expense of farmers, ranchers, landowners and business owners across the country. Under this rule, virtually every nook and cranny of the country will be subject to EPA control, and

I am disappointed with this Administration’s never-ending attempts to add layer upon layer of bureaucratic red tape for hard-working Americans to deal with.”

Senator Tillis spoke on the Senator floor about the WOTUS rule in November:

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Liberal Z. Smith Reynolds Funds Anti-Police Hate Group

Ignite NC is an anti-cop hate group that is organizing demonstrations against the UNC Board of Governors.
Ignite NC is an anti-cop hate group that is organizing demonstrations against the UNC Board of Governors.

The liberal Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, is at it again.

According to the Carolina Partnership for Reform, ZSR funded Ignite NC, an anti-cop hate group that is organizing angry demonstrations against incoming UNC President Margaret Spellings and the UNC Board of Governors (BOG).

Ignite NC is one of the radical fringe groups demanding the BOG fire Spellings before she takes office. Along with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU, with whom SEANC is affiliated), Ignite NC attempted to disrupt a recent BOG meeting.

Ignite NC is a project of the Southern Vision Alliance which is funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

On their website, Ignite NC endorses Black Lives Matter, accusing the police of ”murdering ” Michael Brown in the shooting that sparked the Ferguson, Missouri riots. (We all know EVERY LIFE MATTERS.)

They state:

“Young people across the country are building a movement against police violence in our communities. The movment began as grand jury’s decided not to indict the officers involved in the murdering of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. People have taken to the streets to disrupt business as usual and demand that power holders take action and law enforcement be held accountable. Ignite NC stands with the #BlackLivesMatters movement. We have helped with actions, die-ins, rallies and protests throughout NC. Take a look at some of the pictures from actions.”

However,

No less an authority than President Obama’s Justice Department proved the murder claim Ignite NC perpetuates is a lie.

The Justice Department adds:

“The U.S. Department of Justice has cleared the air with its detailed and authoritative investigation into the death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown last August in Ferguson, Missouri. Its important conclusion? Former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, did not violate the civil rights of Brown when he shot and killed the black teenager last August.

The encounter sparked protests in Ferguson and beyond and revealed distrust between police and many in the black community.

The Carolina Partnership for Reform says:

“Belief that Wilson shot Brown in cold blood as he tried to surrender continues to circulate; it ought to be put to rest by the Justice Department’s report.

Credible witness accounts and DNA evidence instead confirm a struggle while Wilson was still in his patrol car, as Wilson testified, and that Wilson fired on Brown after Brown charged him in the street, according to the Justice Department report.

Repeating a lie that a policeman murdered Michael Brown ought to qualify Ignite NC as a hate group. And supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization advocating cop killing, clearly makes Ignite NC a hate group.

When Jihadists were slaughtering people in San Bernadino, Ignite NC, Black Lives Matter and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation didn’t run toward the danger. The police did. Mrs. Spellings and the BOG should stand up against the cop haters. Toss their demands in the trash .”

CPFR adds this thought: When President Ross left the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, former UNC BOG General Counsel Leslie Winner took his place.

They should show some class and tell their foundation buddies to stop funding groups trafficking in violence inciting hate against the police.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation was once lead by outgoing UNC President Thomas Ross.

Find out more about the Carolina Partnership for Reform, here..

Action Alert: Contact Your Member of Congress – Defund Planned Parenthood

NCValuesLogoforEmails.124708The NC Values Coalition has issued an action alert.  They want to keep your federal tax dollars out of the hands of Planned Parenthood.

Here is what they had to say in an e-mail sent to their mailing list:

URGENT: Email Your Representative!

The new year is off to a bang with an immediate opportunity to take action on pro-life legislation.

TAKE ACTION NOW: Email your House Rep today and ask them to vote YES on the reconciliation bill that defunds Planned Parenthood.

Both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives recently passed reconciliation legislation that stops taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and re-directs their funding to entities that provide real health care for women, as well as repealing major sections of Obamacare.

ScreenShot2015-12-02at3.13.56PM.151423The House now has an opportunity to vote to send this pro-life and anti-ObamaCare bill to the president’s desk.

The North Carolina Values Coalition worked to keep North Carolina tax dollars from going to Planned Parenthood here in our state.  But, without stripping Planned Parenthood of federal tax dollars, your taxes are still helping to support the nation’s largest abortion provider.

While some Republicans didn’t think the bill went far enough, it was supported by national pro-life groups and key conservative groups. It does serious damage to ObamaCare and would remove funds for Planned Parenthood—which obtains over $400 million per year in Medicaid alone.

We must not allow the perfect to get in the way of the good. Forward progress in defunding Planned Parenthood and forward progress on dismantling Obamacare is far superior to no progress at all.
Your Representatives must hear from you for this action to pass. Please take the time TONIGHT to email them to vote YES on the reconcilliation bill that defunds Planned Parenthood.

 

EMAIL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE NOW..

CPAC To Host Great Speakers, As Usual

194d8776fcb64ce99bd2e82238dc6fc5Amb. 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.

For more information on the speaker lineup, click here.  To register and attend, click here.  Hurry, as hotel space is going fast!  Reserve your hotel by Feb. 3!

CPAC needs volunteers and interns.

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..

Durham GOP To Hold Gala Fundraiser on Saturday Eve

4ecdc7_89088a3e5f23458da4faf8f09d955ed1The Durham County Republican Party is having a gala on Saturday evening at 7 p.m and the NC Beagle Conservative Watchdog will be there.

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.

To learn more about the event, click here and register to attend. Tickets start at $45.

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Dale Folwell on Unemployment Taxes

Dale Folwell
Dale Folwell

Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Dale Folwell, went on the record about his views on Unemployment Taxes.  Folwell was interviewed on December 15th by popular Lt. Governor Dan Forest (R-NC).   He’s a candidate for North Carolina Treasurer.

Read more about Folwell in the Raleigh News and Observer and watch the video below.  He is a former Speaker Pro Tempore in the North Carolina House of Representatives and served four terms.  The Republican is married and resides in Winston-Salem.  (More to come on this important race.)

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NC Beagle Watchdog To Report from CPAC 2016

194d8776fcb64ce99bd2e82238dc6fc5If you can’t make it to the next CPAC, not to worry.  The NC Beagle Watchdog will be reporting live, via video and the written word.

Organized annually by the American Conservative Union, this year’s event will be held right outside of Washington DC, from March 2-6, 2016.

If you are interesting in attending, check it out for yourself.  The lineup of speakers is outstanding and attendance will break records..

AFP’s Bryson: Support Economic Freedom

Donald Bryson is President of the NC Chapter of Americans for Prosperity
Donald Bryson is President of the NC Chapter of Americans for Prosperity

We must get out there and push our message, seemed to be the overall message at the Friday morning session.   That goes along with the official theme of this Conservative Leadership Conference, “Unleashing Freedom”.

Donald Bryson, NC Director of the Americans for Prosperity (AFP), said his group is the largest grassroots organization in the nation.  In North Carolina, they have over 192,0oo activists, he said and they know how to push the message.

Bryson said AFP doesn’t “do drugs or guns” but they support economic freedom.  One such issue is Educational Freedom, and this was repeated by many speakers throughout the day.

Bryson told his audience,

in 2013 we brought in a new Governor, a new Lt. Governor, and continued with our conservative state legislature.  Thanks to them and to the AFP activists, we now have the state’s first voucher program.   That means more educational freedom for children and more choices for parents.”

Bryson did not mince words when he said that they his group will “hit an elected official over the head”, proverbially speaking, when they make a poor decision.

He added that the “middle way is no way.”

Those who waffle about in the middle, Republicans included, are not popular with AFP  The non-partisan group is thrilled educational partnership that teaches the issues so people can speak to their elected officials.

By appearing at town halls, and writing letters, grassroots can stop bad legislation or encourage their elected  officials to support AFP causes.

He closed by urging the audience to work to stop the “Certificate of Need” in North Carolina.

Raleigh, for example,  has used it as a way around voting for an unpopular bond issue to build or purchase something the citizens do not want.  That way they can use a law that was meant to purchase emergency equipment, like fire engines, to get their liberal agenda accomplished..