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Congressman Walter B Jones has co-sponsored several House bills to repeal ObamaCare.  He also joined other North Carolina Congressional Republicans in urging Attorney General Roy Cooper to join several other states in lawsuits against the over-reaching federal legislation.

In a press release, Jones said,

“America cannot afford this bill.  The Democrats have not listened to the American people and have now strapped future generations with the burden of paying off this tremendous piece of legislation, which will cost at least $1.2 trillion by 2020.  The bill includes an unconstitutional mandate that requires every citizen to have insurance, increases taxes on small businesses and does not have adequate protections to ensure that federal dollars will not be used to pay for abortions.  This is not the way to reform the health care system in this country.  The bill needs to be repealed as soon as possible.

Several other pieces of legislation have been introduced in the House to repeal parts of the bill.  Jones has co-sponsored five of those bills including one to block funding for the bill.

We applaud Congressman Jones for these actions.


Many of the conservatives here in Dare County have expressed frustration with the GOP.  I’ve heard talk of supporting a third party.  The happenings in NY-23 prove that a third party is not the way to go.  The way election law is set up in most states, third party candidates rarely even get on the ballot.  Erick Erickson over at Redstate.com is cautioning his readers not to go the third party route  http://www.redstate.com/erick/2009/11/04/in-ny-23-conservatives-win/.   The way to make a difference is to work within the GOP to transform it.  And there is something that the citizens of Dare County can do to that end.  Become a GOP Precinct Chair or Precinct Delegate in Dare County.

As a Precinct Chair and/or Precinct Delegate you will direct influence on the direction of the party. There are Precinct Chair vacancies in Dare County.  Let’s fill them with conservatives.  The local GOP is having a meeting on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 3:30pm at the Kill Devil Hills Town Hall.  Show up and express your interest in becoming a Precinct Chair or Precinct Delegate.

To learn how the GOP works in North Carolina, you can download the Organizational Plan here http://www.ncgop.org/info_index.jsp.   There is a grassroots underway to get conservatives to into Precinct Committee positions.  This can have a direct effect on the candidates that are selected by the GOP.  You can learn more about that project here:  http://theprecinctproject.wordpress.com/