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AFP Sponsors Bus Trip for Supreme Court Obamacare Case


Dear Kenneth,

March marks an important and unfortunate anniversary. It will have been exactly two years since President Obama forced his unpopular health care takeover onto the American people. Americans for Prosperity has educated the public about the dangers of government interference in the health care market for the past several years, and now the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments and make a ruling on that very issue.

As you are most likely aware, the U.S. Supreme Court will be considering the constitutionality of several elements of the President’s health care bill. This may be our best chance to overturn this offense against our health care freedoms. That’s why Americans for Prosperity will be hosting a Hands Off My Health Care rally for free-market grassroots activists from North Carolina and across the country near the Supreme Court on March 27th. Details can be found below.

Americans for Prosperity – North Carolina will host bus rides to DC from the following locations the day of the event:

Bolivia, Charlotte Area, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Greensboro, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Sanford, Southern Pines, Wake Forest, Wilmington, Wilson.

Click here to register for the Hands Off My Health Care Rally now!

Hands Off My Health Care Rally

Near the United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
March 27th at 1:00PM

Over the past few years, Americans for Prosperity has been the premier grassroots group educating the public on the dangers of the President’s health care bill. AFP’s Hands Off My Health Care Tour criss-crossed the nation in 2009 hosting over 300 events and rallies. Then, in late 2009, over 5,000 activists gathered for AFP’s Code Red Rally in Washington.

We must remind the Court and all of Washington (including the President and Congress) that the President’s health care takeover is an affront to free-market principles and our Constitution. Not only is the individual mandate unconstitutional, but it forces consumers to enter the health insurance market against their will. Click here to read more about the individual mandate.

Click here to register for the Hands Off My Health Care Rally now!


Dallas Woodhouse
State Director
Americans for Prosperity – North Carolina

Workshop – "The Truth About Wind Power on the Coasts of North Carolina"

The John Locke Foundation
Cordially invites you to

A wind power workshop

with our presenters

Daren Bakst, Esq., John Droz, Jr, David W. Schnare, Esq. Ph.D

– Daren Bakst, Esq.– Director of Legal and Regulatory Studies John Locke Foundation

John Droz, Jr.– Fellow American Tradition Institute

David W. Schnare, Esq. Ph.D.– Director of the George Mason Environmental Law Clinic Director of the Environmental Law Center at the American Tradition Institute

“The Truth About Wind Power on the Coasts of North Carolina”


Monday, December 05, 2011
7:00 PM

Burney Ballroom A, University of North Carolina, Wilmington Wilmington, NC

Price: The event is free and open to the public

The Truth About Wind Power on the Coasts of North Carolina

Environmental pressure groups, the “Big Wind” industry, and self-interested state bodies are going around the state trying to sell the public on the idea of allowing wind power plants along North Carolina’s coast.

This workshop will present an alternative view of wind power and what it would mean to North Carolina’s coastal communities. Participants will learn about wind power in general, including its intermittency problems, high costs, limited value and its environmental and economic impact. Myths will be countered, including why wind power would not play any meaningful role in energy security.


Mr. Bakst, a licensed attorney, is Director of Legal and Regulatory Studies for the John Locke Foundation. In this position, he analyzes and presents on a wide range of issues, including on energy and the environment. His expertise has been featured in many media outlets, including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and AOL News. Mr. Bakst serves as Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Federalist Society and as a member of the Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Mr. Droz serves as a fellow at the American Tradition Institute and recently was selected to serve on the board of NC-20, which advocates on behalf of North Carolina’s 20 coastal counties. He serves as the scientific advisor for NC-20. Mr. Droz is a physicist, having worked for companies such as GE. For over 30 years, Mr. Droz has been an environmental activist and been a participating member of many environmental organizations (e.g. Sierra Club, Committee to Protect the Adirondacks).

Dr. Schnare is Director of the Environmental Law Center at the American Tradition Institute, Director of the George Mason Environmental Law Clinic and Director of the Center for Environmental Stewardship at the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy. Formerly a senior attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Civil Enforcement, he has served as a trial lawyer with the Department of Justice and the Office of the Virginia Attorney General, on the staff of the Senate Appropriates Committee and as the nation’s Senior Regulatory Economist
with the U.S. Office of Advocacy for Small Business.

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Men's Republican Club Meeting

Dear Crystal Coast Republican Men’s Club members and friends,

Our next meeting will be this Thursday, Oct.13 at Ribeyes Steakhouse in
downtown Cape Carteret.

The social hour starts at 6:30 PM. with the meeting starting at 7:00 PM.

Ribeyes is located at 104 Golfin Dolphin Dr., which is between Hardies and
Walgreens off Rt. 24 just east of the Hwy 58 stoplight.

The speaker for the meeting will be Frank Palombo, retired New Bern police
chief and announced candidate for Walter Jones’ congressional seat.

The meeting is a Dutch-Treat dinner meeting with dinner optional.
The menu can be seen at

Spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend and we’ll see you at Ribeyes!

Steve Malay,  Secretary,    ph. 393-7747

A Constitutional Workshop in New Bern, NC

Dr. Troy Kickler & Dr. Michael Sanera

– Dr. Kickler is Founding Director of the NC History Project and Adjunct Professor of U.S. History at NCSU Dr. Sanera is Direcotor of Research and Local Government Studies and Adjunct Professor in Political Science, NCSU


Workshop #1 in New Bern, NC- What the Founders and the State Ratification Conventions Can Teach Us Today


Saturday, October 29, 2011
9:30 am – 3 pm


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League of Women Debate Schedule

Upcoming Events:


  1. Morehead City: Friday, October 7, 2011 forum, 6pm-9pm, at Carteret Community College, Joselyn Hall
  2. Cape Carteret: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, Cape Carteret Town Hall, 6pm-9pm

Sharon Harker, LWVCC, President

Freedom Rally – New Bern, NC – July 1st

Friday, July 1 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Union Point Park, Front Street, on the Waterfront, Downtown New Bern, NC

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Area citizens and taxpayers will be kicking off their Independence Day Weekend with Coastal Carolina Taxapayers Association (CCTA) at our Freedom Rally, on Friday evening, July 1st at Union Point Park in Downtown New Bern (Front Street) on the water during an open mike rally from 6:00-9:00pm.

This will be an opportunity to celebrate our freedom of speech and speak our minds! Attendees will be able to sign up to speak on the direction of our country important issues and concerns, and our government! Remarks will be limited to four minutes.

We are inviting all elected officials to join us in this celebration and to take advantage of the opportunity to attend and visist, and to hear what the voters and taxpayers have to say!

Invocation by Pastor Jonathan Leake, Praise Assembly Worship Center, New Bern

Refreshments by Cooper’s Snowballs!
Bring a chair! Picnic baskets and signs optional!

John Locke Foundation History Project, Edenton, NC


The John Locke Foundation
Cordially invites you to

a North Carolina History Project Lecture

with our special guest

Judge John M. Tyson

– Recall Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals and Emergency Superior Court Judge

“I Am The Hardest Working Man In The Country”: President James K. Polk and Presidential Goals

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
6:00 PM

The 1767 Chowan County Courthouse National Historic Landmark, 117 East King Street, Edenton, North Carolina.

Price: The event is free and open to the public. Preregistration is encouraged.

During his presidential administration, James K. Polk assumed
personal responsibility for achieving his political goals and revealed an exceptional work ethic.

In his diary, the North Carolina native refers often to “self-will” and “determination,” and he called himself the “hardest working man in the country.”  His work schedule was seven days per week (taking time out on Sunday only for worship), and he took only three, brief out-of-Washington trips during his four-year presidency.

His four stated goals were a constitutional treasury, Statehood for Texas, a revenue and not a protective tariff, and settlement of the Oregon territorial boundary.

Polk had political enemies and more than few disagreed with his objectives. But allies and opponents, alike, could admit one thing: Polk accomplished all his stated goals in one term.

In the next North Carolina History Project Lecture, Judge John M. Tyson explains how this was possible.

Preregister for the lecture by calling 1-866-JLF INFO or sending an Email to

Judge John M. Tyson serves as a Recall Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and also as Emergency Superior Court Judge. He was elected as served as Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals from 2001 until 2009 and he has taught real property law at Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law since 1987.

Judge Tyson earned a Master of Laws in Judicial Process (LL.M.) from the University of Virginia School of Law (2004); a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Duke University (1988); a Juris Doctor (J.D.) with honors from Campbell University School of Law.

Tyson’s more than thirty years of other professional experience includes the private practice of law, and senior level corporate real estate development and counsel positions with three national corporations. Judge Tyson is a frequent continuing legal education author and presenter.

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