Gov. McCrory and NC Legislators, Thank you for your leadership!

RE: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/01/2794941/nc-gop-lawmakers-see... 

 

By Oscar Y. Harward

 

It is almost comical for the Raleigh, NC “News & Observer” and others to criticize NC General Assembly’s congressional and legislative districts as created, delivered, and then approved by President Obama’s and Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department.  It is comical because for many years, most of us in the NC Republican Party realized that we were being cheated on these same and other issues as you describe on the opposite political powers of government.

 

For more than 45 years of my involvement in the NC Republican Party, I fail to remember any criticism by the Raleigh News & Observer concern of the NC General Assembly’s congressional and legislative districts, even though NC Democrat Party’s controlled General Assembly continued multiple representation in both the NC House and NC Senate; a true violation of the NC Constitution.

 

Furthermore, ending the tax return check-off option to donate $3 to political parties based on the political party registration is equivalent to all Labor Union membership funds being donated to the top Labor Union leadership, regardless and absent of who the dues paying members may choose to support.  On that issue, I suggest the Raleigh News & Observer may share approval of that one-sided view.

 

“Early voting” in elections are important so as to turn out the vote and make it convenient and effective as reasonably possible; however, extensive dates and time can be and are too “lengthy, unwarranted, and expensive”.  Each and every qualified voter could and should be able to cast their ballots in a shorter “Early voting” time frame or “Absentee voting” within a reasonable period of time.  Members of the General Assembly will make adequate, but not excessive times for voting.

 

By the way Mr. Raleigh News & Observer Editor, prior to a US Judge’s decision in the fall of 1984, the NC Democrat Party’s controlled General Assembly would not even allow “cross-over” voting in partisan elections, and allow these votes to be counted.  At that time and before, only “straight-party” votes were counted.  A voter who wanted to vote a “straight-party” ballot, yet vote for another candidate in a different party was denied that “vote” of the another candidate(s) to be counted as he/her intended.  That was when Democrats outnumbered Republicans in “straight-party” voting by from some 3 or 5 Democrats to 1 Republican.

 

NC Governor Pat McCrory and the NC General Assembly are to be commended on their leadership in pursuing the majorities’ citizens’ expectations in many areas of wholesome leadership.

 

The Raleigh News & Observer, who has been sitting on the front row with a left-wing agenda of the Democrat majority General Assembly, must now take a back seat of their more progressive ideological agenda.

 

Decreasing government growth, less spending of taxpayers’ money, and lowering taxes for working North Carolinians is of most importance to Gov. McCrory and NC Legislators.

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YUP: President Trump Signs Great And Beautiful Trump Border Wall During Tour In San Diego

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President Donald Trump visited the San Diego border on Wednesday to show off a newly constructed portion of the wall after a fundraising trip in California.

“It’s an amazing project,” Trump said, pointing to the 30-foot high barrier constructed with steel and concrete, noting that it also went six feet underground.

“If you think you’re going to cut it with a blow torch, that doesn’t work, because you hit the concrete, and then if you think you’re going to go through the concrete, that doesn’t work because we have very powerful rebar inside,” Trump said.

The president traveled via motorcade after a fundraiser to Otay Mesa, a community outside San Diego on the United States -Mexico border to review the latest constructed physical barrier.

He pointed out the new wall structure to the press, which was 24 miles of primary and secondary wall at the border.

“We have it covered underground, we have it covered overground,” Trump said.

The president was joined by acting Department of Homeland security Kevin McAllen and several other border security officials.

He said that over 44,000 bollard panels had been set up for the wall, which was then filled with concrete and rebar.

Trump admitted that he envisioned a solid concrete wall when he campaigned for president, but he was told by border officials that they preferred a wall constructed by concrete-filled bollards so they could see through it.

“It’s hardened concrete, very powerful concrete,” Trump said, pointing to the structure.

He added that the steel wall was designed to retain heat, making it harder to climb, plus having an anti-climbing system at the top.

“You can fry an egg on that wall,” he said. The president also acknowledged to reporters that he wanted the wall to be painted black and have spikes but said it was cheaper to let it remain naturally rust-colored.

“We can paint it later,” he said.

The president discussed his growing understanding of border barriers, noting that the Southern border would not need much more than 500 miles of wall to secure the border. He cited the existence of natural mountain and river barriers that prevented criminals from crossing. He did not rule out building additional barriers in the future but said it would depend on whether it was needed.

One border patrol agent spoke about the importance of the border wall to all of the agents, thanking the president for pushing forward on construction.

Trump said he met with Border Patrol prior to constructing the wall, picking the most effective structures to protect the border.

One border security official scoffed at the idea that the wall was a “vanity” project for the president.

“There’s a false narrative out there that this wall is the president’s vanity wall,” he said. “I’m here to tell you right now that that is false.”

He thanked Trump for listening to border patrol agents during the planning and construction process.

“You listened to the agents and you gave them exactly what they asked for,” he said.

One official with Trump confirmed that the structure was funded with regular Congressional appropriations in the FY 2017 and FY 2018 and that that the new wall replaced an inferior structure.

Trump said that he still considered the situation on the border a national emergency, but as more wall went up he could withdraw military forces.

“I hope you’re impressed,” he told reporters as he took questions about the project.

One worker told Trump of a tradition of workers signing the wall if they worked on the wall.

“I’ll sign it,” Trump said, and went to the wall and signed the steel barrier with a marker before encouraging other officials present to do the same.

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