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    Gallup: Dems Favor More Moderate Party, Republicans Favor More Conservative Party

    From Gallup’s survey after the mid-term election: Given a choice, 54% of rank-and-file Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would prefer that their party move closer to the center, and 41% would rather it shift further left. At the same time, rank-and-file Republicans and Republican-leaning independents favor a shift to the…
    Donna Martinez, December 20, 2018
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    Freedom, Virtue, Security, Equality, Prudence

    I am struck by how many people today choose to mock and insult those who hold a different point of view. I see it across the ideological and political spectrum. From Left to Right, the response of choice these days is to spew. In today’s Daily Journal, John Hood writes…
    Donna Martinez, April 18, 2018
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    The Road To Freedom in North Carolina

    First principles are not only relevant today, we’re using them to drive North Carolina’s transformation to First in Freedom among the states. How are we doing it? WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, February 1, 2018
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    JLF’s Kory Swanson In News & Observer: “Keep focused.”

    The News & Observer’s Andy Specht writes a good survey of Tuesday’s election results and what the Democratic Party wins could mean for North Carolina. Andy picked up on the key perspective offered by JLF President and CEO Kory Swanson: Kory Swanson, president of the conservative John Locke Foundation,…
    Donna Martinez, November 9, 2017
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    It’s Who We Are

    Sunday is Constitution Day. Has it been a while since you’ve read it? Our friends at the Ashbrook Center have an easy-to-read transcription. It begins with these amazing words: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide…
    Donna Martinez, September 15, 2017
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    Our Never-Ending Fight For Freedom

    Becki Gray looks at North Carolina’s 2017 legislative session and the trend line, which clearly points toward more freedom and away from more government. Taxes were cut again for the third consecutive budget cycle, about $1 billion worth over the next five years. That includes lower corporate and personal…
    Donna Martinez, July 28, 2017
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    When in the course of human events …

    Been a while since you’ve read the Declaration of Independence? When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to…
    Donna Martinez, July 4, 2017