Recognizing the ….isms | Eastern North Carolina Now | Don't be fooled by RINOS who are actually socialists

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Being able to know the difference between the “…isms” is becoming more and more important in politics.  This is because propaganda about the bad …isms is being   forced on us every day, taught in our schools and presented by fools as perfectly acceptable.

I am talking about communism, socialism, fascism and capitalism.  From all of these, there is only one good  …ism.  The good one is capitalism.  That is us, the USA.  Capitalism is private property ownership, democracy and personal freedom.  All the rest promote dictatorship, ownership or strict control of all property by the government and the control of the distribution of goods and services by the government. Examples these are Venezuela, China and Russia.

It is becoming more and more difficult to find capitalists in our American Democracy.  The Federal and State Governments have taken over control of much of our daily lives and dictate the redistribution of a lot of our wealth.  We have two generations of adults who have seen less and less capitalism.

When people come before the Beaufort County Board of County Commissioners with complaints or presentations, it becomes quickly apparent which of the ….isms they represent.  Such was the case when Dawn Slann made her presentation, during the public comments, at our July Commissioners meeting.  Mrs. Slann lost the Republican primary to run in the fall election for County Commissioner.  She is no longer a candidate.

Dawn Slann was offended that I had severely criticized the requested appropriation of $64,000 to purchase a farm tractor so the Beaufort County Cooperative Extension Office could plant test plots for seed companies.

All of these seed companies are owned by private individuals usually as stockholders.  Seed companies profits are divided among the stockholders. This is Capitalism.

When your first official act as an unknown Republican is to run for local office, and then, when defeated, publicly attack an unrepentant and genuine, beyond any manner of reasonable reproach, elected Conservative, there is sure to be political blowback: Below.

So, why is Beaufort County providing this service to private companies at taxpayer expense?  There are already several other private companies who contract with seed companies to plant test plots.  The plots are planted to advertise the sale of seed.  This is still Capitalism.  We cross the line into Socialism when the government starts providing services or money to private companies or people.  Maybe we enter the world of corrupt practices.  Corruption you say?  Yes.  When any government property is used for any private non-government purpose, that is corruption. 

One of the fundamental Founding Principles of this nation was that government should promote the “General Welfare.”  That is an unfortunate choice of words because many read it and think government paid programs, such as we see at the Department of Social Services.  They miss the “General” part.  In 1789, general meant “everyone treated equally” by government.  No individual or company should receive government money unless it is also provided for an essential government function and typically provided to everyone “similarly situated.”  In a socialistic system, government picks winners and losers.   

It is ironic that just as Ms. Slann appears advocating for special interest funding, we read that Joe Biden has just given a George Sores backed outfit over $170 million dollars to help illegal aliens keep from being deported.  Now for an example of corrupt government using tax dollars for a special interest that takes the cake.  In principle, there is no difference between that and Beaufort County spending money to benefit some seed companies and not all seed companies.

Beaufort County taxpayers need to know that this equipment is used, not only in Beaufort County, but in other counties.  Why are the taxpayer of Beaufort County paying for and providing services to private seed companies, even in other counties?  I do have a problem with both socialism and corruption.

Beaufort County dodged a Socialist bullet when Tandy Dunn defeated Dawn Slann in the Primary Election.  She proved by her own words and actions that she is much more of a Socialist than anything else.  There were several clues to her Socialist tendencies that came out during her campaign.  The first was her promise to  “reach across the aisle” and cooperate with Democrats.  This is a very clear sign of a liberal.  It is not necessary for a new and untested candidate to say this in any election.  Ultimately all Republicans and Democrats wind up voting for the same thing on many issues.  Slann was aloof toward conservative Republican candidates.  She cozied up to the RINO’s, Frankie Waters, and John Rebholz.   She was supported by the RINO’s on the Republican Executive Committee.

Beaufort County will be much better off with the election of conservative Republican Tandy Dunn.  There are three Beaufort County Commissioner seats open in the Fall elections.  These seats are presently filled by conservative Republican Stan Deatherage, Democrat Ed Booth and RINO Frankie Waters.  All three are running for re election

One political sage made the quip that Dawn Slann seemed to be Frankie Waters in a skirt.  This is not a compliment to either of these liberal socialists.

Frankie Waters has used the two Democrats, Jerry Langley and Ed Booth along with liberal Republican John Rebholz to elect himself Chairman of the Commission every year for the past several years.  This gang of four vote together for increased spending, more county employees and liberal causes like continuing to provide services to private industry.

Vote for Tandy Dunn and Stan Deatherage in the November election.

Should Beaufort County's Commissioners fund more projects, while adding to the county government work force, or, should these servants to the People work to cut wasteful spending, and give the taxpayers of Beaufort County a break on taxes, possibly starting a new purpose for their existence?
  Yes, please spend more; so much needs to be done in Beaufort County, and we need more government employees doing it.
  No, please work to be frugal; more mindful that this is the public's money, and return to taxpayers what is not absolutely needed.
  Why should I pay attention to stuff?
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( July 23rd, 2022 @ 9:21 pm )
Good point Countrygirl1411.

I know that the bid process in Beaufort County government needs to be heavily modified, and while it might seem as an easy fix, it will be a fight to do so, and I am about ready to tackle that fight as a Conservative county commissioner.

What I can't wrap my head around is why do so many so-called Republicans, in this local history history of governing Beaufort County, vote to allocate the funding to seek the far too often improper bid process for these often unnecessary goods and services, just to appear more "progressive" to their RINO (hopefully dwindling) segment of their constituents?
( July 22nd, 2022 @ 7:50 am )
What I have always wondered with things like this is how much taxpayer money ends up back in the pockets of those that voted for it? Look at some of the things they have voted on, the land near the Community College, paid many times over the value, the broad band, the communication system for the sheriff's dept. and the list goes on. Someone is benefitting from these deals and it sure is not the taxpayers.
( July 19th, 2022 @ 10:17 am )
Government should not be extracting money from taxpayers to fund things like this. This special interest boondoggle is a good example of what is wrong with our county government. It is not just the bad politicians. We have a terrible county manager, too.
( July 19th, 2022 @ 9:53 am )
Good points can always be found in the writings of Beaufort County's Senior Commissioner, chief among those fine points could well be: Don't tread too long on the wrong side of The Hood.

Now for the point I wish to make: There are malleable pockets of folks within Beaufort County, mostly around Washington and on both sides of the Pamlico River, where these pockets of the public are intellectually governed by the status quo of the inane.

That status quo, where local influencers throw real knowledge to wind, and spend great effort to teach others how to think, or in most cases, the lack thereof, and "MAN", it is readily apparent to the rest of us who can, and do think for ourselves ... you know ... that whole original thought thing.

This lack of real gut intellect influencing far too many has held Beaufort County back for, in my functional experience determining this estimation, multiple of decades, and let me also be clear on this one evolving reality: Many, if not most of the outsiders that move here, most leaving dysfunction communities far worse than Beaufort County, are not elevating that status quo intellect level, and in many cases are diminishing the core knowledge level of this county as a whole.

My word of advice to everyone, including myself: Never stop learning real stuff, and stop following people with extra forceful characteristic traits, you know who they are; those that are extra conditioned to gain acceptance by promoting and then inhabiting status quo - that safe space where original thought goes to die. My advice: Grow your own knowledge level, and look within yourself for those "better angels," where making meaningful decisions defines your core person ... especially about where you might gain that intellect of who is honest, decent and smart enough to lead OUR People forward to a more sustainable tomorrow.

Real knowledge is the key you, our survivability as a Representative Republic, and if you accept the dishonest as real, you need to seriously adjust your path, and please, for the rest of us: Do it quickly! Time is growing short.
( July 19th, 2022 @ 8:39 am )
Now we know why Slann was so evasive on where she stood on issues during her failed campaign. Those who back wasteful big spending clearly do not want to let the voters get a whiff of that. She is another special interest hack like Thom Tillis or Liz Cheney.
( July 19th, 2022 @ 8:08 am )
Our taxes are too high in Beaufort County because there is way too much of this type of special interest garbage in the county budget, protected by Frankie Waters. We need to dump the tax and spend politicians.

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