Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sovereign power of the States

The necessity of a concurrent jurisdiction in certain cases results from the division of the sovereign power; and the rule that all authorities of which the States are not explicitly divested in favour of the Union remain with them in … Continue reading

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Secession: a “sacred right” of the people

Late last year much ink had been scribbled by commenters lashing out against those who dared to suggest that it is a right of American states’ citizens to secede from a central government. Suggestions of that possibility come honestly from … Continue reading

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What has a pencil to do with freedom?

Last year I read a marvelous essay simply titled, “I, Pencil.” The author is Leonard E. Read, founder of the Foundation of Economic Education (www.fee.org). I think local radio talk show host Chad Adams mentioned this on one of his … Continue reading

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The Fed and us

In support of Ron Paul libertarian’s notion that the Federal Reserve should be disbanded, evidence comes from (of all places) the Associated Press. Federal financial schemes frequently fool the general public with the misguided assumption that they can be run … Continue reading

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Politics and visions of real estate

Conflict, confusion and consternation over the decrepit, unsightly Water Street parking deck in Old Downtown Wilmington provide another pathetic example of why government operatives should not be dabbling in real estate ventures—meddling in land use projects best left to private … Continue reading

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Words from Washington

Rep. Mike McIntyre has sent an e-mail letter titled, “New Beginnings.” He now serves a re-drawn area in North Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District. Democrat McIntyre very narrowly won another of many terms in Washington against a Republican challenger. Mike, as … Continue reading

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Service vs. confrontation in state agencies

Finally, we see signs that state agencies in North Carolina might be reined in and accountable for the all too often attitude of confrontation with private citizens. A Wilmington StarNews article by Kate Queram illustrates a new approach about public … Continue reading

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