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North Carolina: Mitchell Co. Chapter Meeting
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North Carolina: Mitchell Co. Chapter Meeting

BAKERSVILLE. Mitchell County's FreedomWorks Chapter Meeting held its monthly meeting in Bakersville on Sept. 6, 2005. Twenty FreedomWorks members attended.

09/09/2005
Blame Amid the Tragedy
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Blame Amid the Tragedy

This piece was originally published in Wall Street Journal. As the devastation of Hurricane Katrina continues to shock and sadden the nation, the question on many lips is, Who is to blame for the inadequate response? As a former state legislator who represented the legislative district most impacted by the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, I can fully understand and empathize with the people and public officials over the loss of life and property.

09/06/2005
Who's Afraid of Scientific Methods?
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Who's Afraid of Scientific Methods?

This op-ed was originally published in The Washington Times on August 21, 2005. People who consider themselves very rational argue that most disputes about what is true and what is not can be settled by calmly looking at the evidence and letting it guide them to the proper conclusion. However, many who claim to be adherents of the scientific method seem to lose their "scientific objectivity" in some of the great debates of the day.

08/21/2005
Private Property At The Mercy of Government
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Private Property At The Mercy of Government

John McClaughry is President of the Ethan Allen Institute (www.ethanallen.org). June 28, 2005 When, if ever, does government have the power to take the property of A and turn it over to B? According to a June 23 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court (Kelo vs City of New London), government can do that whenever it thinks that B will pay more in taxes.

08/12/2005
Why do we regulate?
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Why do we regulate?

This piece was originally published in The Washington Times on August 11, 2005 Should government regulate business? I expect most people would answer "yes" to that question, but if you ask them why, I expect these same people will have a harder time giving an answer that makes sense.

08/11/2005
Detroit News on the Minimum Wage
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Detroit News on the Minimum Wage

I'd like to share this important editorial from today's Detroit News on the impact of an increase in the minimum wage: Plan would make state unemployment problem worse Michigan has one of the highest rates of unemployment in the nation. So what do organized labor and some Michigan Democrats plan to do? Put a higher minimum wage on the state ballot next year, which could throw more people out of work. There is a word for this kind of economic thinking: dumb.

08/05/2005
Private Property At The Mercy of Government
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Private Property At The Mercy of Government

This piece originally ran in the St. Johnsbury (VT) Caledonian Rercord, June 28, 2005 When, if ever, does government have the power to take the property of A and turn it over to B? According to a June 23 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court (Kelo vs City of New London), government can do that whenever it thinks that B will pay more in taxes.

07/02/2005
Florida Alert: Private Property Rights in Jeopardy!
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Florida Alert: Private Property Rights in Jeopardy!

The United States Supreme Court decision creates an all-out assault by government on private property and home ownership. Recently in the case of Kelo vs. the City of New London, Conneticut, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the city is justified in leveling homes for a Pfizer drug research facility, an office building, a riverfront hotel and other commercial activities. In actuality, the government has always maintained the "right" to take your house and property, but there were constitutionally mandated limits.

07/01/2005
Letters: Time for Wright conversation
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Letters: Time for Wright conversation

BY Tina Peyton

The 32,000 members of Texas FreedomWorks applaud the brave move by Texas Reps. Sam Johnson and Jeb Hensarling in presenting legislation to bring an end to the Wright amendment. Consumers will be the winners, as the Right to Fly Act creates competition among the airlines and lowers prices. Many of us who work and live close to Love Field would benefit from having an "in-town," convenient airport. We hope our two senators and the rest of Texas' congressional delegation get on board and support this measure.

06/06/2005
FreedomWorks North Carolina Defends Property Rights
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FreedomWorks North Carolina Defends Property Rights

North Carolina Freedom Works activists traveled to the North Carolina General Assembly to support House Bill 236. House Bill 236 "Federal Jurisdiction", A MAJOR PROPERTY RIGHTS ISSUE, amends NC General Statute 104.7 to allow North Carolina to have a seat at the negotiating table in regards to what is right for our state. H236 is "A bill to be entitled an act to limit the automatic grant of exclusive jurisdiction over property acquired by the federal government." As the trend once was to grant federal exclusive jurisdiction, the trend now is to regain some of the control which was once given away.

04/13/2005

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