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Do your Homework! Your Educated Primary Vote Matters!!

David Perry - May 16, 2022

Primary elections help us weed out the "snakes" in our party that don't govern by traditional Republican values. Take the time to educate yourself about the local candidates before you vote by reviewing their responses to our comprehensive candidate surveys.

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<p>The New Hanover County Republican Liberty Caucus is pleased to announce its official slate of endorsed 2022 candidates for local office - Melissa Mason & Harry Knight. Find out how you can help them and the cause of liberty win!</p>

Official New Hanover RLC Endorsements Announced

David Perry - March 24, 2022

The New Hanover County Republican Liberty Caucus is pleased to announce its official slate of endorsed 2022 candidates for local office - Melissa Mason & Harry Knight. Find out how you can help them and the cause of liberty win!

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<p>After a careful review of the candidate surveys, the New Hanover RLC Endorsement Committee will recommend that the membership vote to endorse and aid the campaigns of Chris Sutton, Melissa Mason, and Pat Bradford.</p>

Three School Board Candidates Recommended by New Hanover RLC Endorsement Committee

David A> Perry - March 15, 2022

After a careful review of the candidate surveys, the New Hanover RLC Endorsement Committee will recommend that the membership vote to endorse and aid the campaigns of Chris Sutton, Melissa Mason, and Pat Bradford.

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<p>Some folks might be interested in conducting an in-depth review of David Perry's mask mandate lawsuit against the New Hanover County School Board & Sheriff's Office. This article lists all the filings and orders issued in the case so far.</p>

Case Documents - David Perry v. New Hanover County Board of Education, New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

David Perry - March 4, 2022

Some folks might be interested in conducting an in-depth review of David Perry's mask mandate lawsuit against the New Hanover County School Board & Sheriff's Office. This article lists all the filings and orders issued in the case so far.

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<p>The New Hanover RLC has decided to get heavily involved in the local 2022 Republican primaries for: Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, and Sheriff. Candidate surveys have been approved and an Endorsement Committee has been formed. Details on the candidate vetting process and how you can help are explained in this article.</p>

New Hanover RLC 2022 Candidate Endorsement Process Underway

David Perry - February 21, 2022

The New Hanover RLC has decided to get heavily involved in the local 2022 Republican primaries for: Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, and Sheriff. Candidate surveys have been approved and an Endorsement Committee has been formed. Details on the candidate vetting process and how you can help are explained in this article.

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<p>The latest hearing on the question of a New Hanover County mask mandate ended in a stalemate of sorts Tuesday morning. The 5-to-5 split vote will keep masks optional across the county.</p>

Health board vote ends in tie, masks remain optional

Preston Lennon - January 18, 2022

The latest hearing on the question of a New Hanover County mask mandate ended in a stalemate of sorts Tuesday morning. The 5-to-5 split vote will keep masks optional across the county.

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<p>New Hanover County officials have classified nearly a third of emails sent in the last 3 months as being 'confidential' and refuses to release even redacted versions of these documents...</p>

NHC leaders sent more than 30,000 emails in three months. Nearly a third were kept out of the public sphere.

Michael Praats - January 10, 2022

New Hanover County officials have classified nearly a third of emails sent in the last 3 months as being 'confidential' and refuses to release even redacted versions of these documents...

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<p>The New Hanover County School Board has voted to reinstate a mask mandate in schools, effective Thursday. The mandate applies inside all school buildings with the exception of active athletic participation.</p>

New Hanover County Schools Board reinstates mask mandate

Sydney Bouchelle - January 4, 2022

The New Hanover County School Board has voted to reinstate a mask mandate in schools, effective Thursday. The mandate applies inside all school buildings with the exception of active athletic participation.

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<p>David Perry said he always complied with wearing masks in public after the COVID-19 pandemic began, and got his vaccine soon after becoming eligible in May. Now, he’s suing the New Hanover County Board of Education for continuing to require masks and refusing to allow patrons to enter without a face covering. </p>

Man sues New Hanover's school board over mask mandate. Who is he, why is he taking legal action?

Sydney Hoover - November 1, 2021

David Perry said he always complied with wearing masks in public after the COVID-19 pandemic began, and got his vaccine soon after becoming eligible in May. Now, he’s suing the New Hanover County Board of Education for continuing to require masks and refusing to allow patrons to enter without a face covering. 

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<p>A critical motion hearing in the case of David A. Perry vs the New Hanover County School Board, et al, will occur at the New Hanover County Superior Court on November 2, 2021. We are asking everyone who stands for mask freedom to join us from 9am - 11am to peacefully protest and/or observe the hearing.</p>

Critical Motion Hearing & Rally for School Board Lawsuit Scheduled for Election Day

David A. Perry - October 29, 2021

A critical motion hearing in the case of David A. Perry vs the New Hanover County School Board, et al, will occur at the New Hanover County Superior Court on November 2, 2021. We are asking everyone who stands for mask freedom to join us from 9am - 11am to peacefully protest and/or observe the hearing.

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<p>Lawsuit alleges that policy of excluding the maskless public from school board meetings violate the NC Open Meetings Act, and our petition and assembly rights that are protected by the NC and US constitutions.</p>

Mask Mandate Lawsuit Filed Against New Hanover County School Board and Sheriff

David A. Perry - October 15, 2021

Lawsuit alleges that policy of excluding the maskless public from school board meetings violate the NC Open Meetings Act, and our petition and assembly rights that are protected by the NC and US constitutions.

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<p>The New Hanover RLC is a movement and practices public outreach and activism.  We sponsored a Mask Mandate Protest & Rally on Friday, August 20, 2021 and it was a great success.  Dozens turned out. Read more about it from the WWAY report.</p>

Protesters advocate for choice as mask mandate goes into effect in New Hanover Co.

Sydney Bouchelle - August 20, 2021

The New Hanover RLC is a movement and practices public outreach and activism.  We sponsored a Mask Mandate Protest & Rally on Friday, August 20, 2021 and it was a great success.  Dozens turned out. Read more about it from the WWAY report.

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<p>HB 829 could save the rights of property owners to utilize their properties as short term rentals. Ted Davis (R)(HD 20) and Charlie Miller (R)(HD19) have already opposed the bill, and Bill Rabon (R)(SD8) could kill the bill in the NC Senate committee that he chairs. We explore the issues, and what might be driving opposition to the bill.</p>

3 Local State Legislators Key to the Future of NC Short Term Rentals

David Perry - June 30, 2021

HB 829 could save the rights of property owners to utilize their properties as short term rentals. Ted Davis (R)(HD 20) and Charlie Miller (R)(HD19) have already opposed the bill, and Bill Rabon (R)(SD8) could kill the bill in the NC Senate committee that he chairs. We explore the issues, and what might be driving opposition to the bill.

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<p>The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to raise property taxes in the county. While some of the new revenue is budgeted for teacher pay increases, they also gave themselves a raise. Republican Bill Rivenbark sided with Democrats Julia Olson-Boseman and Jonathan Barfield to pass the measure.</p>

New Hanover County Commissioners approve $457 million budget

Ann McAdams - June 7, 2021

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to raise property taxes in the county. While some of the new revenue is budgeted for teacher pay increases, they also gave themselves a raise. Republican Bill Rivenbark sided with Democrats Julia Olson-Boseman and Jonathan Barfield to pass the measure.

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<p>New Hanover County seems to have no qualms about spying on you in order to influence your personal decision on whether to smoke or vape. The surveillance state is alive and well in Wilmington, NC.</p>

Anti-vaping social media campaign involved geofencing beach bars, hotels and more

Port City Daily Staff - June 1, 2021

New Hanover County seems to have no qualms about spying on you in order to influence your personal decision on whether to smoke or vape. The surveillance state is alive and well in Wilmington, NC.

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<p>Ask any American and they will tell you that they support liberty and freedom. But do they really? Sadly, due to our collective complacency and our slow, but steady indoctrination by of the forces of big government, the words 'liberty' and 'freedom' have little meaning beyond being patriotic slogans.</p>

A Memorial Day Message From Our Chairman

David Perry - May 28, 2021

Ask any American and they will tell you that they support liberty and freedom. But do they really? Sadly, due to our collective complacency and our slow, but steady indoctrination by of the forces of big government, the words 'liberty' and 'freedom' have little meaning beyond being patriotic slogans.

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State News


<p>In 2021, Gov. Cooper blew past his previous years’ corporate welfare numbers in pledging $1.3 billion in incentives giveaways to just 58 corporations His 39-year, $846-million award to Apple, a company with more money than the State of North Carolina, was named the “Worst Economic Development Deal of the Year” by the Center for Economic...</p>

Corporate Welfare Blowout:

Jon Sanders - January 6, 2022

In 2021, Gov. Cooper blew past his previous years’ corporate welfare numbers in pledging $1.3 billion in incentives giveaways to just 58 corporations His 39-year, $846-million award to Apple, a company with more money than the State of North Carolina, was named the “Worst Economic Development Deal of the Year” by the Center for Economic...

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<p>A proposal that would legalize medical marijuana for conditions like cancer, HIV/AIDS and severe PTSD in North Carolina will be back up for debate in 2022.</p>

Medical marijuana bill could be back on track in N.C. legislature next year

Charles Duncan - December 21, 2021

A proposal that would legalize medical marijuana for conditions like cancer, HIV/AIDS and severe PTSD in North Carolina will be back up for debate in 2022.

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<p>The fate of legalized medical maijuana in North Carolina faced a stiff test on Thursday. However, it has escaped defeat within all the committees it has passed through, and is ready for an up/down vote in the NC Senate next. </p>

NC medical marijuana bill faces strongest opposition yet

Will Doran - August 26, 2021

The fate of legalized medical maijuana in North Carolina faced a stiff test on Thursday. However, it has escaped defeat within all the committees it has passed through, and is ready for an up/down vote in the NC Senate next. 

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<p>North Carolina Republicans are right to be concerned, and are right to want to get North Carolina back to work. The problem is that their solution also includes writing $1500 bonus checks to those on unemployment to actually get off their 'duff' and get back to work.</p>

NC General Assembly Passes 'Putting North Carolina Back to Work Act'

David Perry - June 3, 2021

North Carolina Republicans are right to be concerned, and are right to want to get North Carolina back to work. The problem is that their solution also includes writing $1500 bonus checks to those on unemployment to actually get off their 'duff' and get back to work.

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<p>The NC Sheriffs Association has now done a 180 degree turn and now supports dismantlement of the North Carolina Pistol Purchase Permit system. The NC House has now revised legislation to this end. If signed into law pistols would be sold like longarms in NC; simply requiring an instant background check.</p>

Bill amended to repeal NC’s pistol permit purchase system

A.P. Dillon - April 28, 2021

The NC Sheriffs Association has now done a 180 degree turn and now supports dismantlement of the North Carolina Pistol Purchase Permit system. The NC House has now revised legislation to this end. If signed into law pistols would be sold like longarms in NC; simply requiring an instant background check.

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<p>One of the highest-ranking Republicans in the North Carolina legislature supports medical marijuana. Brunswick County Sen. Bill Rabon, chairman of the powerful Senate Rules Committee, introduced a bill Wednesday to legalize marijuana for medical use.</p>

Newest backer of medical marijuana: One of North Carolina’s top Republican lawmakers

Will Doran - April 8, 2021

One of the highest-ranking Republicans in the North Carolina legislature supports medical marijuana. Brunswick County Sen. Bill Rabon, chairman of the powerful Senate Rules Committee, introduced a bill Wednesday to legalize marijuana for medical use.

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National News


<p>But as Rose notes, a younger right is rising that finds reactionary ideas relevant and appealing: 'Republican politicians won't know them all…but their young aides will,' he writes. 'At conservative magazines, senior editors don't read them, but their junior staff do.' The ranks of the self-styled 'new nationalist conservatives' are filled with these reaction-curious types. They 'take as a premise,' Rose explains, 'that American conservatism as it had defined itself for generations is intellectually dead. Its defense of individual liberty, limited government, and free trade is today a symptom of political decadence.'</p>

The Reactionary Tradition Out To Annihilate American Liberty

Brian Doherty - January 9, 2022

But as Rose notes, a younger right is rising that finds reactionary ideas relevant and appealing: 'Republican politicians won't know them all…but their young aides will,' he writes. 'At conservative magazines, senior editors don't read them, but their junior staff do.' The ranks of the self-styled 'new nationalist conservatives' are filled with these reaction-curious types. They 'take as a premise,' Rose explains, 'that American conservatism as it had defined itself for generations is intellectually dead. Its defense of individual liberty, limited government, and free trade is today a symptom of political decadence.'

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<p>Two recent and unconnected revelations demonstrate that the deep state remains engaged, deceptive and dangerous.</p>
<p>Here is the backstory.</p>

Why Do We Tolerate the Deep State?

Judge Andrew Napolitano - December 30, 2021

Two recent and unconnected revelations demonstrate that the deep state remains engaged, deceptive and dangerous.

Here is the backstory.

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<p>Since 2014, thousands of state and local governments have sued pharmaceutical companies they blamed for causing the 'opioid crisis' by exaggerating the benefits and minimizing the risks of prescription pain medication.</p>

A Scathing Rejection of the Case Against Four Drug Companies Highlights Misconceptions About the 'Opioid Crisis'

Jacob Sullum - November 2, 2021

Since 2014, thousands of state and local governments have sued pharmaceutical companies they blamed for causing the 'opioid crisis' by exaggerating the benefits and minimizing the risks of prescription pain medication.

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<p>Establishment Republicans like New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu are starting to lash out as liberty Republicans in the 'Granite State' have taken him to task on COVID-19 Restrictions, bloated budget proposals, and even a veto of anti Critical Race Theory legislation.</p>

‘Liberty Republicans’ and an evolving GOP

Michael Kitch - August 27, 2021

Establishment Republicans like New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu are starting to lash out as liberty Republicans in the 'Granite State' have taken him to task on COVID-19 Restrictions, bloated budget proposals, and even a veto of anti Critical Race Theory legislation.

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<p>A contributing factor to our national debt is the fact that when a fiscally conservative state (like Wyoming or North Carolina) refuses federal grant money, those funds will be reallocated to other states. The recently introduced 'Pay Down the Debt' Act would make sure these funds get used towards paying down the national debt. </p>

Lummis: Let conservative states like Wyoming lead on reducing national debt

Cynthia Lummis - May 22, 2021

A contributing factor to our national debt is the fact that when a fiscally conservative state (like Wyoming or North Carolina) refuses federal grant money, those funds will be reallocated to other states. The recently introduced 'Pay Down the Debt' Act would make sure these funds get used towards paying down the national debt. 

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<p>RLC member Rep. Thomas Massie displayed the courage of his convictions for refusing to abide by Nancy Pelosi's mask mandate in the US House of Representatives. As a result he was fined $500. Mr. Massie insists that the current mask mandate in the House is not based on science.</p>

Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie fined $500 for refusing to wear mask on House floor

Morgan Watkins - May 20, 2021

RLC member Rep. Thomas Massie displayed the courage of his convictions for refusing to abide by Nancy Pelosi's mask mandate in the US House of Representatives. As a result he was fined $500. Mr. Massie insists that the current mask mandate in the House is not based on science.

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<p>Republican officials, who have created a cottage industry out of blasting progressives for their cancel-culture habit of boycotting and shaming people who say and do things they don’t like, went into full cancel-culture mode and railed against corporations.</p>

Conservatives Embrace Their Own 'Wokeness' With Attacks on Private Businesses

Steven Greenhut - April 16, 2021

Republican officials, who have created a cottage industry out of blasting progressives for their cancel-culture habit of boycotting and shaming people who say and do things they don’t like, went into full cancel-culture mode and railed against corporations.

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