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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Absentee voting for North Carolina residents just got a little easier.  On August 28, 2009, Governor Perdue signed a unanimously passed bill that

  • Allows more time for absentee voters to receive and return their ballots
  • Reduces the number of witnesses
  • Allows for special procedures to be implemented if military voters cannot reasonably meet the absentee voting requirements due to an emergency situation

Ten additional days have been added to the mailing time of absentee ballots.  Ballots for statewide general elections will be mailed out 60 days prior to the election.  This was previously set at 50 days.

Absentee ballots can now be counted if received after the election.  Ballots for military personnel will be counted if received not later than three days after the election by 5pm.   Non Military absentee voters must have the ballots postmarked by the day of the election but they will also be counted if received by 5pm on the third day after the election.  Previously all ballots had to be received by 5pm on the day before the election.

Where two witnesses were required on an absentee ballot, only one witness is now required.

The State Board of Election can prescribe special procedures when absent uniformed service or overseas voters cannot meet the requirements of the law due to an international, national, or local emergency or other situation.

In addition to the changes in law, the NC SBOE has requested that the Department of Defense agree to designate itself as a voter registration agency.  This would allow military personnel to keep their voter registration updated and get help in obtaining a ballot and getting that ballot returned.