Tag:politics

  • Efforts to cancel Mark Robinson won’t be easy

    Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson saying controversial things could be a reality show. There’s easily enough content for multiple seasons. After all, his ascendency in North Carolina politics emerged from his confrontational speaking style. His mouth is what makes him so popular and disliked at the same time. Robinson even dares…

  • The case for amending the state constitution — again

    As conservatives, we cannot overstate the importance of both the U.S. and North Carolina constitutions. Those documents set the framework for our government, with any additional laws or regulations falling within those parameters. Our system of self-governance allows for those documents to be amended, and the time to do so…

  • Woke hubris will lead to backlash  

    The “woke” movement — phenomenon, ideology, whatever it’s called — has gone too far, taking a hard left and then another sharp turn around the next corner.   Veering out of control.  To conservatives, libertarians, and even moderate thinkers, this is obvious. If the most irksome…

  • How politics has replaced religion in America

    America has always been more religiously devout than other Western democracies. But now, like them, it has begun to secularize rapidly. And, as religion has declined, political ideology has intensified, society has fragmented, and cultural common ground has disintegrated. As a result, politics is increasingly divisive and existentially fraught. For…

  • State tax cut a must after citizens told to sacrifice

    In the name of safety and at times part political theater, North Carolinians spent over a year following stringent emergency orders because of the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses shuttered, citizens lost their livelihood, millions eschewed social events or celebrations of any kind. Many young people are still hampered by mask mandates…

  • Will there be a second coming of Donald Trump?

    The recent American election in November 2020 may have put a new president in the White House, but there was little settled on the political and social landscape. Approximately 79 million people voted for Donald Trump. However, a majority of Republican voters believed the election contained irregularities. This included things…