Reparations Are Not the Answer

What is it about reparations that seems to create so much confusion, love, or downright hostility? It’s a topic that shuns debate because it is founded on gut feelings and emotion, with very little rational thought underpinning it. Rational thought has no home here. As Elon Musk said, “It is easy to fool people, but […]

Equitable Inconsistency: Criticism of the City’s Master Plan

Buncombe County says its 20-year comprehensive draft plan is supposed to be a document brought about by a democratic atmosphere of consensus while representing the residents’ wishes on the whole. Instead, it reads more like a manifesto written by socially-empowered people, virtue-signaling a particular perspective on the country’s history as a foundational presupposition for justifying […]

Shaking the Tax Collector’s Thinking

The other day as I was turning the pages of a local newspaper I came across an article that was headed, “Buncombe tries to fix its property tax appraisal system.” I thought it might shed a little light on a subject that is constantly being bantered about, so I decided I would peruse through it. […]

“Red Wave” Downplayed by Mainstream Media Efforts

Were the 2022 midterm elections really the disaster for Republicans that Big Media, assorted never-Trumpers and RINOs make them out to be? Was Tuesday’s vote somehow an approval of Joe Biden’s failing presidency? Several GOP victories, which the mainstream media has chosen to ignore, indicate otherwise. Americans who rely on corporate media will miss the […]

Is the Council Asking the Wrong Question?

Why is it that so many weakly educated, well-intended people seem to always think that the solution to any perceived problem is to throw more money at it? Even when there is no problem, these folks like to throw more money at their perceived problems as though that will somehow improve and blow away the […]

What You May Not Know About Our Hurricanes

Long-term data doesn't reveal an increase of hurricane instances as climate change proponents insist.

Armed Bureaucrats & Higher Education Lowering the Bar

There are more bureaucrats than the 186,000 Marines who are now permitted to carry firearms. A report issued last year by the watchdog group Open The Books, “The Militarization of The U.S. Executive Agencies,” found that more than 200,000 federal bureaucrats now have been granted the authority to carry guns and make arrests—more than the […]

Ballot Harvesting “Legalized” by the NC State Board of Elections

September 9, 2022 is the beginning of mail-in voting for the November 8 election in North Carolina, one of the battleground states in this election cycle, and probably in 2024 as well. It is expected that certain of the races will be hotly contested and that the winner’s margin of victory may be slim. On […]

Everything Falls Under the “Commerce Clause.”

Under Article I, Section 8, the Constitution gives Congress the power to “regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the several States.” The purpose of this was to promote trade by breaking down many of the barriers that had been set up by the States. However, in 1942, the Court made a gigantic leap into […]

One Nation Under Judges: Part 5

Tearing apart the fabric of America, case by case Undermining religious beliefs Part of the First Amendment of the Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” It seems simple enough. Our founders did not want the federal government to establish a state religion, […]