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Diane Rufino does not pull punches: She tells it straight and builds her case to express her keen sense of reality. If "keeping it real" is an imperative, you are advised to read Diane's opinions on the promise of past accomplishments bestowed on future generations.

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Within the last 20 years, we have found to be covered by Due Process the right to abortion, which was so little rooted in the traditions of the American people that it was criminal for 200 years.
Within the last 20 years, we have found to be covered by Due Process the right to abortion, which was so little rooted in the traditions of the American people that it was criminal for 200 years.
 
In 1968, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling in the case of Terry v. Ohio, which gave an additional tool to law enforcement in fighting crime.
In 1968, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling in the case of Terry v. Ohio, which gave an additional tool to law enforcement in fighting crime.
 
For the past months, we have watched as President Donald J. Trump was impeached in the House by rabid partisan politicians, then tried in the Senate, and ultimately ACQUITTED.
For the past months, we have watched as President Donald J. Trump was impeached in the House by rabid partisan politicians, then tried in the Senate, and ultimately ACQUITTED.
 
This article comes from a few remarks I made to introduce my last TEA Party meeting.
 
We remember Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to the Civil Rights movement today.
We remember Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to the Civil Rights movement today.
 
From a Birmingham jail, where he was arrested for trying to help blacks exercise their right to vote, MLK wrote: "Remember, everything that Hitler did was legal."
From a Birmingham jail, where he was arrested for trying to help blacks exercise their right to vote, MLK wrote: "Remember, everything that Hitler did was legal."
 
A recent court ruling has potentially opened the door to recognizing that parents need more choice in determining where to send their children to school.
A recent court ruling has potentially opened the door to recognizing that parents need more choice in determining where to send their children to school.
 
As many of you might know, I was in Washington DC last week with one of my absolute favorite organizations - FreedomWorks.
As many of you might know, I was in Washington DC last week with one of my absolute favorite organizations - FreedomWorks.
 
Here is how impeachment works, as I understand it.
Here is how impeachment works, as I understand it.
 
N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein will not seek to restore North Carolina's voter identification requirement for the 2020 primary election.
N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein will not seek to restore North Carolina's voter identification requirement for the 2020 primary election.
 
Today, I had a conversation with 2 wonderful ladies about the Bible and about the pervasive evil that seems to be growing in country and all around the world.
Today, I had a conversation with 2 wonderful ladies about the Bible and about the pervasive evil that seems to be growing in country and all around the world.
 
On their second day at school at Heritage High School in Wake County, students in Ms. Wilson's 10th grade English class were handed a worksheet titled "Diversity Inventory," and told to complete it.
On their second day at school at Heritage High School in Wake County, students in Ms. Wilson's 10th grade English class were handed a worksheet titled "Diversity Inventory," and told to complete it.
 
My professor at law school, Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News Senior Legal Analyst, wrote an excellent article on Red Flag Laws.
 
The Mueller Report concluded that there were no grounds to indict President Trump. There were no grounds related to the so-called Russian Collusion allegation or any other allegation that was included in the Special Counsel's investigation
The Mueller Report concluded that there were no grounds to indict President Trump. There were no grounds related to the so-called Russian Collusion allegation or any other allegation that was included in the Special Counsel's investigation
 
Yesterday, the Republican Women of Pitt County and the Pitt County GOP held a joint monthly meeting to hear candidate for NC Lieutenant Governor, Mark Robinson.
Yesterday, the Republican Women of Pitt County and the Pitt County GOP held a joint monthly meeting to hear candidate for NC Lieutenant Governor, Mark Robinson.
 
In June, the Republican-dominated General Assembly passed a state budget that included pay increases for our public school teachers and for non-certified school personnel.
In June, the Republican-dominated General Assembly passed a state budget that included pay increases for our public school teachers and for non-certified school personnel.
 
One of the terms that frequently comes up at Beaufort County Commissioners meetings is "micro manage". It is used by the five "Demopublicans".
One of the terms that frequently comes up at Beaufort County Commissioners meetings is "micro manage". It is used by the five "Demopublicans".
 
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love history and how much time I spend reading and researching historical events.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love history and how much time I spend reading and researching historical events.
 
It is easier to raise strong children than to repair broken men and women. And it's a whole lot less expensive on society and on our pocketbooks as well.
It is easier to raise strong children than to repair broken men and women. And it's a whole lot less expensive on society and on our pocketbooks as well.
 
We cannot deny that the Democrats and those on the left are engaging in some terribly troubling and questionable conduct.
We cannot deny that the Democrats and those on the left are engaging in some terribly troubling and questionable conduct.
 
his past Saturday I met with a reporter with USA TODAY for an interview regarding the Trump Rally on July 17 in Greenville "and it's aftermath."
his past Saturday I met with a reporter with USA TODAY for an interview regarding the Trump Rally on July 17 in Greenville "and it's aftermath."
 
On Wednesday evening, July 17, President Donald J. Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence came to Minges Coliseum, home of the ECU Pirates' men's and women's basketball teams, to continue kicking off his 2020 presidential campaign ("Keep America Great!").
On Wednesday evening, July 17, President Donald J. Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence came to Minges Coliseum, home of the ECU Pirates' men's and women's basketball teams, to continue kicking off his 2020 presidential campaign ("Keep America Great!").
 
What does Independence Day - the 4th of July - mean to you?
 
Survivors of botched abortions need you today to speak on their behalf !!
Survivors of botched abortions need you today to speak on their behalf !!
 
The case District of Columbia v. Heller is the landmark Supreme Court case decided in 2008, and written by the late great conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, which finally looked at the roots and origins of the Second Amendment.
The case District of Columbia v. Heller is the landmark Supreme Court case decided in 2008, and written by the late great conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, which finally looked at the roots and origins of the Second Amendment.
 
The case District of Columbia v. Heller is the landmark Supreme Court case decided in 2008, and written by the late great conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, which finally looked at the roots and origins of the Second Amendment.
The case District of Columbia v. Heller is the landmark Supreme Court case decided in 2008, and written by the late great conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, which finally looked at the roots and origins of the Second Amendment.
 
The case District of Columbia v. Heller is the landmark Supreme Court case decided in 2008, and written by the late great conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, which finally looked at the roots and origins of the Second Amendment.
The case District of Columbia v. Heller is the landmark Supreme Court case decided in 2008, and written by the late great conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, which finally looked at the roots and origins of the Second Amendment.
 
The case District of Columbia v. Heller is the landmark Supreme Court case decided in 2008, and written by the late great conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, which finally looked at the roots and origins of the Second Amendment.
The case District of Columbia v. Heller is the landmark Supreme Court case decided in 2008, and written by the late great conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, which finally looked at the roots and origins of the Second Amendment.
 
On July 2, the Chancellorsville (Virginia) City Council voted to no longer recognize Thomas Jefferson's birthday, April 13, as a celebrated a paid holiday. Chancellorsville is the hometown of our country's most renown Founding Father.
On July 2, the Chancellorsville (Virginia) City Council voted to no longer recognize Thomas Jefferson's birthday, April 13, as a celebrated a paid holiday. Chancellorsville is the hometown of our country's most renown Founding Father.
 
It's been a frustrating special election season. Tempers have flared, ambitions have run high, and friends have turned on each other.

I Voted

 
It's been a frustrating special election season. Tempers have flared, ambitions have run high, and friends have turned on each other.
 
"My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died; Land of the Pilgrims' pride, from ev'ry mountainside, Let freedom ring!"
"My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died; Land of the Pilgrims' pride, from ev'ry mountainside, Let freedom ring!"
 
Perhaps what Independence Day is all about is to reflect on our history and to rekindle our revolutionary spirit every year... our great love of liberty.
Perhaps what Independence Day is all about is to reflect on our history and to rekindle our revolutionary spirit every year... our great love of liberty.
 
I was contacted this morning by Monticello, asking for a donation. While those who know me, and perhaps even those who have read my articles, know that Thomas Jefferson is my favorite Founding Father.
I was contacted this morning by Monticello, asking for a donation. While those who know me, and perhaps even those who have read my articles, know that Thomas Jefferson is my favorite Founding Father.
 
It seems fewer and fewer Americans understand and appreciate our very unique system of government. For example, how many times have you heard someone refer to our country as a "democracy" ?
It seems fewer and fewer Americans understand and appreciate our very unique system of government. For example, how many times have you heard someone refer to our country as a "democracy" ?
 
In true government fashion, the NC House has tried to slip a very bad bill past the citizens of North Carolina and has rushed and hushed it in order to prejudice those most harmed, our North Carolina commercial fishermen and our fellow recreational fishermen.
In true government fashion, the NC House has tried to slip a very bad bill past the citizens of North Carolina and has rushed and hushed it in order to prejudice those most harmed, our North Carolina commercial fishermen and our fellow recreational fishermen.
 
In an era when the States have been reduced to virtual provinces or wards of the federal government and the Tenth Amendment is repeatedly and audaciously ignored, it is refreshing to look back and appreciate how strongly President Calvin Coolidge resisted spending federal dollars on local issues.
In an era when the States have been reduced to virtual provinces or wards of the federal government and the Tenth Amendment is repeatedly and audaciously ignored, it is refreshing to look back and appreciate how strongly President Calvin Coolidge resisted spending federal dollars on local issues.
 
While the NC House has been aggressive in its protection for the interests of big hospitals and physicians and other healthcare workers, it has done just the opposite for North Carolina's commercial fisherman.
While the NC House has been aggressive in its protection for the interests of big hospitals and physicians and other healthcare workers, it has done just the opposite for North Carolina's commercial fisherman.
 
This article goes to a question that I have posed for many years now: Is a society so predicated on Individual Liberty doomed to destroy itself?
This article goes to a question that I have posed for many years now: Is a society so predicated on Individual Liberty doomed to destroy itself?
 
I recently had a series of wonderful chats with Dr. Greg Murphy, who is running for the US Congress, from North Carolina's district 3.
I recently had a series of wonderful chats with Dr. Greg Murphy, who is running for the US Congress, from North Carolina's district 3.
 
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