March 2011

Under the guise of saving a few bucks on printing costs, Republican Majority Leader Skip Stam of Raleigh and Democrat Bill Owens of Pasquotank have teamed up to sponsor a bill that would allow municipalities to forgo publishing of any and all public notices in newspapers. H 472 allows local governments in North Carolina to post public notices on their website in lieu of having them printed in newspapers. Limiting the public’s access to public information is (more…)


Two eastern North Carolina Senators have introduced a bill to repeal the plastic bag ban on the Outer Banks.  Senator Thom Goolsby, whose district includes Wilmington, and Buck Newton from Wilson County have introduced S318 to fully repeal all parts of the plastic bag ban.  The bill presently has eight co-sponsors.  This blogger fully supports repeal.   Click here to download a copy of the repeal bill.

The purpose of the bill was to tamp down on the bags that end up flying around on our beaches; a noble goal, to be sure.  Nobody likes seeing them flying around and we all are concerned for the habitat of the wildlife in our ecosystem.  But banning the bags is not the answer.  The bag in and of itself is not the problem; bags flying around the beaches are the problem.  So how do we combat this problem short of a ban?  Force should not be an option for a perfectly legal, useful product.  We’re smart people down here and we can accomplish this goal in ways that reflect our values.  Here are some ideas. (more…)

Rep. Tim Spear, one of the so-called Conservative Democrats, sided with the radical progressive agenda to shove Obamacare down the throats of North Carolinians. Spear voted yesterday not to override Perdue’s veto of the Healthcare Protection Act.  Despite overwhelming numbers of phone calls and emails from constituents urging him to vote to override Perdue’s veto of HB2, Spear turned a deaf ear to North Carolinians and saddled us with all the burdens, financial and otherwise, that are going to come with having to comply with this unconstitutional law.  Spear said YES to Perdue and Obama and NO to the folks he represents.

Spear had refused to tell his constituents his position right up until the last minute. Callers to his office were told (more…)

Outer Banks Tea party is pleased to announce that American Majority will be hosting an Activist Training on Saturday, April 2nd, at the Comfort Inn (1601 S. Virginia Dare Trail) in Kill Devil Hills from 9am – 3:00pm. The seminar costs $30 ($25 if you register early) and includes lunch. This training will empower you to be an effective activist. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

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Download the flyer here

Sessions to be offered at this training include: Grassroots Action, The System, 10 Steps to Full Speed Ahead, Patriotism & Communication and Facebook and Blogging for Patriots. See more details at the end of the post for a description of the these sessions.

Our lunch speaker will be Becki Gray, Vice President for Outreach at the John Locke Foundation. Becki will give us a legislative update, tell us what we can expect from our lawmakers in Raleigh in this session of the General Assembly and speak to what we can do as activists to hold our legislators accountable.

American Majority is committed to empowering citizens, activists and candidates with the necessary tools to successfully engage in the political process to help further the cause of individual liberty and limited government. American Majority believes that by equipping today’s growing number of grassroots activists with effective political techniques everyday citizens become an effective political force within their communities.

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