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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."
 
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.
 
I didn't know what to expect since I hadn't seen a coming attraction and hadn't even heard of the movie, and so I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
I didn't know what to expect since I hadn't seen a coming attraction and hadn't even heard of the movie, and so I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
 
Ridley Scott employed the perfect balance of narrative, cinematic imagery and adventure to build the timeless tale of a once great empire beginning its fall into the moral decay that was Rome.
Ridley Scott employed the perfect balance of narrative, cinematic imagery and adventure to build the timeless tale of a once great empire beginning its fall into the moral decay that was Rome.
 
If anyone hasn't seen the movie UNPLANNED, I urge you to do so. There are several take-home messages from the movie, as expressed by the woman not only who wrote the book on which the movie was based (Abby Johnson) but on whose experiences the story was based.
If anyone hasn't seen the movie UNPLANNED, I urge you to do so. There are several take-home messages from the movie, as expressed by the woman not only who wrote the book on which the movie was based (Abby Johnson) but on whose experiences the story was based.
 
To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught how to use them.
To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught how to use them.
 
I have been reading the current abortion case that has come out of the state of Mississippi and which was heard in oral argument in front of the Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021.
I have been reading the current abortion case that has come out of the state of Mississippi and which was heard in oral argument in front of the Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021.
 
Critical race theory is the idea that the United States is a fundamentally racist country and that all of our institutions including the law, culture, business, the economy are all designed to maintain white supremacy.
Critical race theory is the idea that the United States is a fundamentally racist country and that all of our institutions including the law, culture, business, the economy are all designed to maintain white supremacy.
 
Let's be frank ... a lot of us have been leery of Facebook and its cabal of programmers, administrators, promoters, fact-checkers, and even its creator, and many have even walked away from the liberal platform.
Let's be frank ... a lot of us have been leery of Facebook and its cabal of programmers, administrators, promoters, fact-checkers, and even its creator, and many have even walked away from the liberal platform.
 
A poem from Diane Rufino, Originally entitled, My Name is Old Glory by Howard Schnauber
A poem from Diane Rufino, Originally entitled, My Name is Old Glory by Howard Schnauber
 
I think of the government as a machine.
 
The following article was written by my friend Marcus Karachun and published in Big League Politics on July 28.
The following article was written by my friend Marcus Karachun and published in Big League Politics on July 28.
 
Do you believe that to try to negotiate and make concessions will only further erode the precarious existence that already threatens the integrity of our once-great republic?
Do you believe that to try to negotiate and make concessions will only further erode the precarious existence that already threatens the integrity of our once-great republic?
 
Here is a copy of the email I sent to ALL NC House reps.
 
Voter Identification Assurances & Election Reforms
 
Every year on June 6, our nation pauses to remember the thousands of brave Americans and American allies who stormed the beaches of Normandy to launch the campaign to liberate Europe from the oppression and extermination by the Nazi regime in World War II.
Every year on June 6, our nation pauses to remember the thousands of brave Americans and American allies who stormed the beaches of Normandy to launch the campaign to liberate Europe from the oppression and extermination by the Nazi regime in World War II.
 
This Memorial Day week-end, we remember the greater than 1,448,900 servicemen who fought and died in our wars and battles over the many years.
This Memorial Day week-end, we remember the greater than 1,448,900 servicemen who fought and died in our wars and battles over the many years.
 
A Proposed State Sovereignty Resolution (“A Re-Declaration of Independence”) for North Carolina
 
This article is dedicated to our great Founding Fathers - men who had the courage, the foresight, and the wisdom to secure the freedom that I exercise and enjoy every single day. - Diane Rufino
This article is dedicated to our great Founding Fathers - men who had the courage, the foresight, and the wisdom to secure the freedom that I exercise and enjoy every single day. - Diane Rufino
 
This article is dedicated to our great Founding Fathers - men who had the courage, the foresight, and the wisdom to secure the freedom that I exercise and enjoy every single day. - Diane Rufino
This article is dedicated to our great Founding Fathers - men who had the courage, the foresight, and the wisdom to secure the freedom that I exercise and enjoy every single day. - Diane Rufino
 
This article is dedicated to our great Founding Fathers - men who had the courage, the foresight, and the wisdom to secure the freedom that I exercise and enjoy every single day. - Diane Rufino
This article is dedicated to our great Founding Fathers - men who had the courage, the foresight, and the wisdom to secure the freedom that I exercise and enjoy every single day. - Diane Rufino
 
Let's be frank.... a lot of us have been leery of Facebook and its cabal of programmers, administrators, promoters, fact-checkers, and even its creator, and many have even walked away from the liberal platform.
Let's be frank.... a lot of us have been leery of Facebook and its cabal of programmers, administrators, promoters, fact-checkers, and even its creator, and many have even walked away from the liberal platform.
 
This article is dedicated to our great Founding Fathers - men who had the courage, the foresight, and the wisdom to secure the freedom that I exercise and enjoy every single day. - Diane Rufino
This article is dedicated to our great Founding Fathers - men who had the courage, the foresight, and the wisdom to secure the freedom that I exercise and enjoy every single day. - Diane Rufino
 
This article is dedicated to our great Founding Fathers - men who had the courage, the foresight, and the wisdom to secure the freedom that I exercise and enjoy every single day. - Diane Rufino
This article is dedicated to our great Founding Fathers - men who had the courage, the foresight, and the wisdom to secure the freedom that I exercise and enjoy every single day. - Diane Rufino
 
The year 2020 is the year of election interference and election tampering. No other presidential election (aside from the election of 1960 between Nixon and John F. Kennedy) has been fraught with such intentional, deliberate, anti-American, unconstitutional, and treasonous activities.
The year 2020 is the year of election interference and election tampering. No other presidential election (aside from the election of 1960 between Nixon and John F. Kennedy) has been fraught with such intentional, deliberate, anti-American, unconstitutional, and treasonous activities.
 
For years, we have listened to and read about persons and groups of persons who claim that their right to vote has been disenfranchised.
For years, we have listened to and read about persons and groups of persons who claim that their right to vote has been disenfranchised.
 
In remembrance of the day that will forever seer the concept of 'evil' in our minds, let's look back at that fateful morning, exactly 11 years ago today to that series of horrific events which unfolded before our unbelieving eyes......
In remembrance of the day that will forever seer the concept of 'evil' in our minds, let's look back at that fateful morning, exactly 11 years ago today to that series of horrific events which unfolded before our unbelieving eyes......
 
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.
 
What does Independence Day - the 4th of July - mean to you?
 
In 1920, the American Legion adopted the red poppy as the symbol of remembrance of those who gave their lives in war.
In 1920, the American Legion adopted the red poppy as the symbol of remembrance of those who gave their lives in war.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Our wish is that faith and family are strengthened this holiday season and that each of us sees one another not as enemies but as friends, even when the situation would make it very hard to do so.
Our wish is that faith and family are strengthened this holiday season and that each of us sees one another not as enemies but as friends, even when the situation would make it very hard to do so.
 
Trump took on the historic tasks of making America great again, draining the DC swamp, and returning the government to the people, as he promised in his inaugural address.
Trump took on the historic tasks of making America great again, draining the DC swamp, and returning the government to the people, as he promised in his inaugural address.
 
The Nativity scene, the symbol of Christmas, has become more of a commercial symbol than a religious system.That was the conclusion of the highest court of the land – back in 1984. It got me thinking of the holiday in general and what it really means. Have we succeeded in divorcing its true meaning?
The Nativity scene, the symbol of Christmas, has become more of a commercial symbol than a religious system.That was the conclusion of the highest court of the land – back in 1984. It got me thinking of the holiday in general and what it really means. Have we succeeded in divorcing its true meaning?
 
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