RLCNC Endorsed Candidates 2014….More to come.

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mattie lawsonMarch 17, 2014 (DARE COUNTY, NC) – Mattie Lawson, a candidate running for NC House in District 6, has won the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina.

“Mattie Lawson is a proven conservative who will stand up for the principles of less government and more freedom in the legislature,” said David Williams, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina (RLC-NC). “Mattie will be an excellent defender of our rights and our pocketbooks in Raleigh, and we are proud to endorse her.”

Mattie responded to the endorsement by saying, “I am honored to earn the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina. They have distinguished themselves in advancing the message of freedom and constitutional government.”

Mattie is a business consultant and retired Six Sigma principal engineer, and resides in Kill Devil Hills. She is seeking election to the North Carolina House in district 6.

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th March 16, 2014 (CRAVEN COUNTY, NC) – Rep. Michael Speciale, a candidate seeking reelection to the North Carolina House in District 3, has won the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina.

“Michael is a proven conservative who doesn’t sway and bend with the political winds. We are proud to endorse him,” said David Williams, chairman of the Republican Caucus of North Carolina (RLC-NC). “Michael believes in less government and more freedom, and will continue to stand up for the people in the legislature.”

Mr. Speciale responded to the endorsement by saying, “It is an honor to be endorsed again by the Republican Liberty Caucus. They are doing a great job of advancing the message of freedom and prosperity.”

Speciale, a resident of New Bern and retired US Marine, is seeking reelection to the North Carolina House of Representatives.

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dr dan March 16, 2014 (CHEROKEE COUNTY, NC) – Dr. Dan Eichenbaum, a candidate running for election to the Cherokee County Commission, has won the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina.

“We are proud to endorse Dr. Eichenbaum in his campaign for the Cherokee County Commission,” said David Williams, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina (RLC-NC). “Dan is a strong fiscal conservative and steadfast defender of freedom. He will be an excellent steward of the county purse.”

Dan responded to the endorsement by saying, “I am honored to earn the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus. They are a grassroots force in advancing less government and more freedom in North Carolina.”

Dan is an ophthalmologist and lives with his wife Rhonda on their farm in Murphy. He is seeking election to the Cherokee County Commission.

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294985_10150758927250170_707371814_n(MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NC) – Matthew Ridenhour, a candidate seeking reelection to the Mecklenburg County Commission from District 5, has won the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina.

“We are pleased to endorse Commissioner Ridenhour again in his campaign for Mecklenburg County Commission,” said David Williams, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina (RLC-NC). “During his first term Matthew has stood out as a champion of fiscal restraint, transparency and good government. We remain convinced that he will continue to be a good steward of the county purse.”

Mr. Ridenhour responded to the endorsement by saying, “I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus, and will continue to work hard to advance transparency and fiscal restraint in Mecklenburg county.”

Matthew works as an operations director for a medical device company, and resides in Charlotte with his wife Abby. He is seeking reelection to the Mecklenburg County Commission.

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bill cook March 23, 2014 (BEAUFORT COUNTY, NC) – Sen. Bill Cook, a candidate running for reelection to the NC Senate in District 1, has won the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina.

“We are happy to endorse Sen. Cook because of his message of freedom and constitutional government,” said David Williams, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina (RLC-NC). “We are counting on Bill to stand up for the people in defense of life, liberty and property.”

Bill reacted to the endorsement by saying, “I am pleased to get the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus. They are on the front lines in the fight for less government and more freedom in North Carolina.”

Bill is married to his wife Holly and resides in Beaufort county. He is seeking reelection to the North Carolina Senate in district 1.

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633March 19, 2014 (CABARRUS COUNTY, NC) – Rep. Larry Pittman, a candidate seeking reelection to the NC House in District 82, has won the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina.

“We are proud to endorse Rep. Pittman in his reelection campaign for NC House,” said David Williams, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina (RLC-NC). “Larry has proven himself in the legislature as a steadfast defender of our liberties. Now more than ever we need representatives like Rep. Pittman looking out for us in Raleigh.”

Larry responded to the endorsement by saying, “I am honored to earn the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus. The RLC has distinguished itself as a force for less government and more freedom in North Carolina politics.”

Larry is married to his wife Tammy and resides in Cabarrus county. He is an ordained minister and avid outdoorsman, and is seeking reelection to the North Carolina House in district 82.

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t600-Denny KingMarch 18, 2014 (HAYWOOD COUNTY, NC) – Denny King, a candidate running for Haywood County Commission, has won the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina.

“We decided to endorse Mr. King because of his commitment to transparency and limited government,” said David Williams, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina (RLC-NC). “His views on taxes, spending and open government make him an excellent candidate, and convince us that he will be a good steward of the county’s finances.”

Mr. King replied to the endorsement by saying, “I am pleased to have earned the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus, and will work hard to support limited government and fiscal responsibility while on the County Commission.”

Denny works as a manufacturing engineer, and resides with his wife Debbie in Canton. He is seeking election to the Haywood county commission.

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All candidates have completed our survey and have been voted upon by the RLCNC Executive Committee.

Vetting and endorsing candidates is something we take very seriously here and we are pleased with the amount of great candidates this year.

If you know of any candidates that you feel would represent the principles of Liberty and limited Constitutional governance well in this state, please, feel free to reply to this email with their name and the race they are in. We will get a survey out to them and consider their responses for our endorsement.

We have more endorsements in the works and we will be releasing them soon.

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Congratulations to Ryan White of Eastern North Carolina

Ryan White, has been recognized as the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina’s December Activist of the Month!

Ryan has been a force for Liberty on the coast, and drove efforts to get the Outer Banks Republican Liberty Caucus inaugurated as a local chapter of the RLC-NC.

He is now the local chapter chairman. Thank you Ryan for all you do for Liberty and we look forward to the work that you and the charter will accomplish in the coming year!

Once a month the executive committee of the RLCNC takes nominations for any RLCNC member who has done something particularly important in the previous month for the cause of Liberty.

If you or anyone else know of someone who has done some truly amazing things here in North Carolina, do not hesitate to post a comment and let us know…..whether or not they are a member.

Besides deserving recognition, the goal of this monthly award is to let other folks know what We The People are accomplishing; as sometimes activism can be daunting and disparaging.

Just hearing about all the great things happening around the state can uplift hearts and revive the determination and spirit that transforms everyday folks into effective political activists.

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The Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina proudly announces the election of our new chairman, David Williams.

David brings knowledge, legitimacy, and authenticity to the position that will help us restore the fundamental vision of our founders.

His term as the chairman in the past saw new growth and organization of the RLCNC, which was continued by Steve Herr, our most recent chairman.

Steve Herr formed a valuable framework which created committees and further enabled us to move towards the promise and jewel of Liberty.

We would also like to acknowledge the election of Sammy Dodd as a Third Vice Chair.

The fight for Liberty never ends and its dissolution is never more than a generation away. We celebrate this day, the passing of the torch, which is indeed held by all who wish it and guarded by those who know they must.

We resolve to continue to push for Constitutional limited government and Individual Rights. We further resolve to empower our country men and women to do the same, and together build a framework that instills that sense of servitude and statesmanship that we expect from our civil servants as well as promoting the honest stewardship of We The People.

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RLCNC Statement On Syria

The Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina, “The Conscience of the Republican Party,” joins our organization’s national leadership in denouncing plans for U. S. military intervention in Syria.

We agree with Republican Liberty Caucus National Chairman Matt Nye that “an attack on Syria does not serve our national interests.”[1]

The RLCNC condemns the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian combatants as well as other atrocities committed in that conflict, but we do not believe that these atrocities constitute an imminent threat to the United States or its interests such that U. S. military intervention is justified.

We join our sister chapters in Maine and Texas, as well as Congressmen Justin Amash, Thomas Massie and Senator Rand Paul in urging Congress and the Obama administration to abandon plans for military action against Syria, to continue diplomatic initiatives to end that conflict, and to condemn all those who have committed crimes against humanity therein.

The RLC Statement of Principles declares:

“We favor foreign military action only upon a Declaration of War by Congress in the face of an imminent and clear threat to the United States. We favor a clear strategy for entrance into and conclusion of any foreign engagement and a definable goal that constitutes victory.”

“We oppose the exercise of executive War Powers in the absence of a Declaration, except in the face of an immediate and direct threat to the United States.”[2]

Clearly, the military action in Syria proposed by the Obama administration and endorsed by several members of Congress does not meet the RLC’s standards for the appropriate use of the armed forces of the United States.

The RLCNC is pleased that multinational, diplomatic efforts to secure weapons of mass destruction and bring peace to Syria have been renewed. It is our earnest desire that these efforts are successful. Nevertheless, the RLCNC joins its national organization in urging its members and all Americans to engage in a “nationwide write-in campaign to encourage members of Congress to stand on principle and exercise their Constitutional authority to reject the president’s demands for war, sending a clear message that the American people are tired of endless wars that don’t serve our national interests.”[3] (https://www.facebook.com/RepublicanLiberty/app_350930458302366)

Furthermore, Steve Herr, Chairman of the RLCNC, will communicate such to the North Carolina Congressional delegation on behalf of the Chapter.

The RLCNC acknowledges that evil and aggression imperil the life and liberty of millions around the globe and that such evil and aggression must at times be met by the military forces of the United States when it is deemed Constitutionally appropriate and imminently necessary; the current situation in Syria is not one of those times.

The RLCNC urges Congress and the Executive Branch to repudiate the threat of military intervention to achieve foreign policy objectives that are not essential to the vital interests of the United States and to return our Republic to a policy of “peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations.”[4]

[1] http://www.rlc.org/article/rlc-condemns-administrations-planned-attacks-syria
[2] http://www.rlc.org/principles
[3] http://www.rlc.org/article/rlc-condemns-administrations-planned-attacks-syria
[4] From Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801 reported at http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres16.html

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