Skip to comments.Young Conservatives Make Strides In NC
Posted on 02/15/2005 7:33:34 PM PST by UnionCountyYoungRepublican
I think that the day of the young conservative has definitely arrived, especially in the Tarheel State, and that can spell certain panic for the leftists in North Carolina.
Today, the College Republicans of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte held a "affirmative action bake sale", in which cookies were sold based on sex and race. For a white male, a cookie cost $5, whereas a black female paid $1.25. According to the president of the club, this was merely showing that labeling and filling a "quota", even after the civil rights movement, were still the norm.
I firmly believe that a human being is a human being, and an American is an American, no matter what the skin color or family background might be. We are all made of skin and bones and organs and are born the same way. The idea that one is better than the other, or preferential treatment for one over another is prejudice, and should be fought, tooth and nail.
The other group making noise is the Young Republicans of Union County, in which they are challenging certain elected officials to "come out" and explain why $500,000,000 of county taxes were sent to Raleigh, to help repair and construct new roads, only to have $100,000,000 of that returned.
The chairman of the YR's speculated that the PTB's (powers that be), have not been wise with the taxes, and have pandered to personal friends, whose sole purpose is to look out for their wallets, at the expense of the people.
So, you see, young people do care about what happens in their communities, and want governments, whether they are local, state or federal, to be responsible to their constituents about the going-ons.
We want to make the country safer, stronger, more productive and morally sound. For those naysayers and critics, who think we are "immature", "hard-headed", "brash" and so on, we want to let them know that we are ready to take on the responsibilities and challenges that are thrown at us.
There is a saying, "the world is run by those who show up". Well, WE ARE HERE TO STAY!
excellent job. North Carolina is moving forward.
Racists! :) Denote sarcasm.
We are soooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad!
Hello from Hendersonville, NC. Fine job there gentlemen!
Hello from Hendersonville, NC. Fine job there gentlemen!
That crap was concerning my double post, not the content of this story.
Did you say crap or carp?
It certainly is encouraging to know that not only are there young Republicans in our state but that they are willing to stand up and be counted. Way to go!
Yeah, maybe one of these days, Democrats will cease to have a lock on all the state offices.
By PETER J. HOVANEC www.enquirerjournal.com
The Union County Young Republicans are the latest group to publicly criticize the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the N.C. Legislature for considering the Monroe Bypass, or Monroe Connector, as a toll road.
"We find it troubling that the citizens of Union County have paid their fair share of taxes, only to be told that the money isn¹t there to build the road," said club chairman Nick Polyzos. "We know where the money has gone, but we would like to have the appropriate officials tell the people where it is and why it is not here being invested in Union County roads."
Representatives from the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MUMPO) recently held a town-hall meeting regarding roads in the area and much of the discussion was centered around the future of the Monroe Bypass.
Timothy Gibbs, Charlotte transit planning manager, informed the group at the meeting that planning staff felt the road would come sooner if it was a toll road.
The county's DOT representative Larry Helms has also echoed that sentiment saying the toll road would speed up the process by several years.
Despite the rationale that sooner is better than later, or even never, several current and former legislators are crying foul.
"In the past it seems some have been willing to look the other way when their neighbors were being robbed, whether they thought it didn¹t affect them or because they thought the robbers were friends of theirs doesn't really matter. This must end if we want improvement," stated former N.C.
Sen. Fern Shubert in a letter to the Young Republicans.
Shubert, who has been extremely critical of the lack of adequate road funding in Union County and has provided documentation that Union County ranked last in the state with regards to per person funding in road money.
N.C. Rep. Curtis Blackwood is also intrigued as to why Union County is being is being forced into a toll road.
"I am in full support of a state funded bypass in Union County", Blackwood said. "I do ask (President Pro Tem of the Senate) Basnight if he would be willing to have supported a toll road in his region of the state, as well?"
Polyzos added that the Young Republicans are receiving information back from Raleigh as to where tax dollars actually go and that information will be available on the Young Republican's Internet site at www.ucyr.com.
"I think it¹s a shame that we are the fastest growing county in the state- third fastest in the country - and we are dead last when it comes to interstate quality roads."
Liberals spent all of the tax dollars. That's where it went.
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We are not done yet exposing those profiting on the backs of the citizens. Some one the other day said we "called them out". I started laughing!
Keep up the good work UCYR.
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As Rush would say, "demonstrating absurdity by being absurd"
You've clearly stirred something up ... precisely what, remains to be seen :-).
What we have stirred up is a hornet's nest. There are people I talked to that are hopping mad about the treachery with this tax money and the road issue.