Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"What are you going to get for us?"

I get this question a lot. My basic answer is, I'm not running to "get stuff" for the people of the 87th. That kind of politics is what has gotten us into the mess we're in, on both the state and federal level of government. It leads to wasteful pork barrel spending and corruption.

I'm running to let you keep what you've earned. I'm running for you to keep your right to express yourself, the fruits of your labor, your right to bear arms, your right to privacy, and your land. I'm running to help you keep your freedom, your property, and your life.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Munger 'n' Me, Part Deux

Dr. Munger, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, will be doing a Murphy-to-Manteo run leading up to the election on Tuesday, and he'll be in our very own Caldwell County on Friday! He and I will be at Piccolo's in downtown Lenoir Friday at 6:30 pm. Please come meet him and me as we head into the final stages of what I hope and expect, with your help, will be an historic election on Tuesday.

Please volunteer and contribute if you can!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Munger 'n' Me

A North Carolina gubernatorial candidate passed through Lenoir today! It was Libertarian candidate Dr. Mike Munger, who served on the Federal Trade Commission under President Ronald Reagan, and is chairman of Duke University's Political Science Department. He and I met up, as he gave me a few signs to put out for him. He'll be stopping through again on Friday for a campaign stop. I'll have more details as they come.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Early Voting

The first week-and-a-half of early voting is done. I've been to the Granite Falls Rec location once and the Caldwell County offices location three or four times. It's hard when you've got a full-time job! :)

In any event, if you make it to Early Voting, don't forget about me. The race for the 87th House is in the lower right on the front page of the ballot. For those of you who've already voted for me, THANKS! Oh, and please tell your friends to vote for me, too. I need and appreciate each and every vote.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Quick summary

It appears that a number of you have come here as a result of my radio or newspaper ads. Welcome! You can look along the right-hand side for some topics that I've already expressed my views on, but here's a little help:

Broyhill (the City vote on their handout is tonight; I'll be voting no)
Google, involuntary annexation, and eminent domain
School choice
The power of government
Illegal immigration

Monday, October 20, 2008

mp3s of my ads

The Libertarian Party of North Carolina's homepage has my radio ads posted as mp3 audio files. Check them out!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


We're only two-and-a-half weeks away from Election Day. Starting Saturday the 18th, I'll be running two ads a day in the News-Topic, and I'll also have :30 and :60 radio spots running during morning and afternoon drive times on WKGX 1080 AM (bluegrass), and NewsTalk 1340 WJRI. Keep an ear out for them. As soon as I get the mp3 files, I'll try to post them here or at

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Wasn't the $850 billion federal bailout supposed to provide short-term stability to the markets?

The Issues

I've posted my views on various issues throughout this blog, but I had forgotten about Project Vote Smart. They surveyed (or tried to survey) state-level candidates on the issues, through a "Political Courage Test." Here's the responses of the candidates for 87th State House, in alphabetical order (clicking each link will open a new window or tab):

John A. Forlines, Jr.
Timothy J. Rohr
Edgar V. Starnes

While there, you can look up biographical information on each of us as well. I apologize in advance for the enormous picture of me. They didn't scale it down. Feel free to contact me with any questions you have.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Golf Tournament on Friday

This Friday, October 10, I'll be having a golf tournament fundraiser out at Lenoir Golf Club. If you're interested in playing or sponsoring a hole, e-mail me or call me (757-9632). Assistant District Attorney Richard Holloway is organizing it (thanks, Richard!). Lunch (provided by Domino's Pizza) is at noon. The shotgun start is at 1 pm. It's $50/player, $200/team. Mulligans are $5 per person.

Of course, there will be prizes for the first and second place teams. In the past, the second place prize has been more valuable than the first place prize! There will also be prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, longest putt, etc. If you know me, you know I'm no threat to win any prizes at all. Hole sponsorships are $100.

I'm trying to arrange a special appearance, but it's still up in the air. If I get a confirmation, I'll post it here.

Friday, October 3, 2008

A New Investment "Opportunity"

Thanks to the "wisdom" of our very own Senator Richard Burr and others (but thankfully not Senator Dole or Congressman McHenry), we are all unwilling investors in a new, risky hedge fund. I fear for the future of our nation.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bailout passes Senate. :(

Sometimes I hate it when I'm right. Let's hope the House opponents will show some guts and not allow themselves to be bought out.