June 2012

Recent actions by Speaker Thom Tillis have riled eastern North Carolinians.  Many wonder why the Speaker of the House would be meddling in their local State House and Senate races.  Is he doing it for money? For his ego? Nay, I say.  Rather, we must ask the age old question:  Cui bono?

To understand why he’s meddling, we have to look at the Speaker’s goals and then figure out how his meddling could help him achieve those goals.  It’s like a puzzle.  You have to see the big picture on the box before the pieces start to make sense.  The picture on the Tillis’ box looks like this: (more…)


Diane Rufino, Tea Party Leader, Scientist, Attorney

Truth or Dare is pleased to welcome Diane Rufino to our staple of contributors.  Diane is a leader of the ENC Tea Party and is a dedicated patriot.  She is a scientist, attorney, wife and mother.   You can read her bio here.  She writes about constitutional issues on her blog For Love of God and Country.

Voter ID Laws are About Confidence and Integrity

by Diane Rufino, June 15, 2012

What is the purpose of laws?  John Locke taught us that the primary role of government is to protect the sovereign rights of man, namely his Life, Liberty, and Property.  “The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings, capable of laws, where there is no law there is no freedom. For liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others…”   In other words, laws derive from the laws of nature, particularly human nature.  Laws serve the good in man and punish the evil.  Laws protect the good members of society and therefore encourage such conforming behavior, while punishing and deterring bad conduct.  Therefore, the good of society is served and rightful expectations are rewarded.  Citizens agree to abide by laws with the implied understanding that laws are instituted to protect them and their general liberty interests, as our republic itself is designed.

As we move farther away from the urgent liberty concerns of the Revolutionary War and even the second World War, as we care less and less about how secure our freedoms are, as we care less and less about the warnings our Founding Fathers left for us, and we begin to care more about our high standard of living and our comfort, we see the consequences of that transition…..  envy, irresponsibility, crime, and corruption.

Of course, we all know that we still have a federal system here in the United States, which means that we are a federation of sovereign states with a ‘common’ government which is vested with certain powers to serve those states.  As such, (more…)

Next Thursday, June 28th,  come out for a special viewing of “Agenda:  Grinding America Down”. “Agenda” exposes the progressive agenda that has been at work for a century in the United States.  This movie will be real eye opener.  MovieGuide called it

The most powerful expose of the communist, socialist, progressive attempt to take over America produced so far.

The movie features Congressman Steve King, M. Stanton Evans, Ed Meese, Phyllis Schlafly and many more. You don’t want to miss this movie!  Click here for more details about the movie or watch the trailer below. (more…)

The Three E’s of Sustainability

Conservative state legislators rallied to strip Agenda 21 language from the Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council charter renewal but fell short by six Republican votes.  Rep. Glen Bradley submitted an amendment to SB 491 that would have renewed the Council’s charter after removing all pro-Agenda 21 language. The amendment garnered the support of most Republicans and two Democrats but ultimately failed 51-63.  Thirteen Republicans voted NO on the Amendment including House Majority Leader Paul Stam.  To bolster their position, Pro Agenda 21 forces used the media to demonize their opponents and promote their agenda, as required by the progressive playbook, and the compliant media delivered on cue.

The media, while attacking conservatives in their usual fashion, showed their support for Agenda 21 but unwittingly bolstered the conservative argument against it.  Craig Jarvis of the News & Observer said in his blog that the SLFAC,“sounds like a good idea, right?”  He lamented that the term ‘sustainable’ has become an obscenity.  Jarvis called ‘sustainability’ something that “encourages environmental stewardship” but said that conservatives see it as an evil ‘plot’ to control the world.

Jarvis goes, on, however to quote an Agriculture Dept analyst who unwittingly showed her hand, (more…)

The NC Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council’s charter is set to expire this year.  The General Assembly is trying hard to renew its charter despite opposition from legislators, groups and citizens who recognize this Council as UN inspired and Agenda 21 driven.  This Council, while probably doing good work on behalf of small farmers and helping to educate people about locally produced food, should be disbanded or its charter wholly re-written.  It is an instrument of the U.N. elites, as are many of our departments, boards and commissions in North Carolina.  Nowhere do you see “U.N.” or “Agenda 21” in its charter or even its originations in the Foundations and Baselines Report but this council surely has as its goal the same goals outlined in Agenda 21.

Agenda 21 was written and adopted by United Nations Conference on Environment and Development on 14 June 1992.  It is a global framework for the implementation of a one-world government under the guise of environmentalism.   A leading authority on Agenda 21, Tom DeWeese, summarizes Agenda 21 this way: (more…)

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Learn what our kids (and maybe you) didn’t get taught in school about this exceptional country but should have. It’s not too late!

Bring your whole family (especially youth) to a very special non-partisan event: an educational, grassroots seminar on one of the most important documents in all of human history – the US Constitution.

Come to this U.S. Constitution Seminar presented by a national authority from the National Center for Constitutional Studies traveling to the OBX for this one evening to share his knowledge with us. The basis is the 5000 Year Leap, the remarkable book about the principles of our founding fathers. It is a book Ronald Reagan said should be required reading for every high school student.

Cost: $5 for study guide. Potluck dinner is included: bring a dish to share.
Date: Monday, June 18, 2012
Time: 5 – 9 pm
Location: Liberty Christian Fellowship in KDH at 224 Williams Dr (2nd left after 2nd bridge on Colington Rd).

RSVP to Mattie Lawson

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It pays to be a high-level County employee in Dare County. According to a 2009 UNC School of Government Report, our top administrators are some of the highest paid in the state, earning comparable salaries to administrators in some of the biggest counties.

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