NC Political Connections By News 14 Carolina reporter Tim Boyum
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Fern Shubert Speaks for Us Published by admirers of former Senator Fern Shubert. Shubert served the ole' North State well, until stepping down from her office to make a run for Governor in 2004. While she is greatly missed from office, she knows where the "bodies are buried" and is still found digging up the truth.
ARRA News Service News for social, fiscal & national security conservatives who believe in God, family & country. We seek to uphold traditional family values, Republican principles & ideals, limited government, free markets to promote innovation, & individual freedom. The ARRA News Service is an outreach of the Arkansas Republican Assembly.
Crystal Clear Conservative Blogger Krystal Weeks writes about N. Virginia and DC metro area politics, as well as national issues. Check her out!
Cuba Generation Y This 30-something blogger publishes at great risk to show readers outside Cuba what everyday life is like inside the oppressive, Communist nation. Think you like Communism...read this blog and think again!
Smart Girl Politics Conservative Women bloggers, and a few men, who are here to refresh you when you are thirsty.
LadyBlog A modern take on traditional women. Classier than tea service. Like Fight Club but with better hygiene. Sightly more aggro than a cucumber sandwich.
The Political Byline One of my fellow Top Conservatives on Twitter. Check him out! He's not afraid to speak his mind. Based in the Motorcity.
Capital Letters Jordan Schrader covers North Carolina government for the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Sister Toldjah National conservative blogger who tells it like it is. She loves North Carolina and occasionally picks up items from KCC on her blog.
Called 2 Action Check out this site, run by Steve Noble. He's a member of the religious right and he tells the truth as he sees it. He calls himself an equal opportunity offender. Check out what he has to say!
NC Politics New Bern native (and your blogger's fellow high school classmate -NBSHS '85) Steve Hale writes from Pitt County about his take on the North Carolina Political scene. Check out his blog and offer up your comments.
Dateline Obamastan Cary's John Byrnes writes about national, state, and local politics. He currently serves in the Army National Guard.
Driving With One Hand Kevin LeCount is apparently driving with his LEFT hand, as this blog is written by my good friend who works for SEANC, the union of the NC State Employees. His wife, Heidi, works at my alma mater, Meredith and are good folks, despite their political leanings. Check them out.
Monday, May 4, 2009 10:56 p.m. Update: Please call your Senators before the Senate convenes on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. TheSchool Violence Prevention Act SB 526 was pulled from the calendar today and
rescheduled for Tuesday. We assume that SB 221 is still on the calendar for Tuesday, as well.
These Bills have been calendared to be heard on the Senate floor on TONIGHT (Monday May 4), starting at 7:00 p.m.
Please call your Senators and ask that they oppose this Legislation. Click here for that informationor call the switchboard at 919-733-4111 and ask for your Senator.
HB 88 - The so-called Healthy Youth Act (The Sex-Ed Bill) As amended by the House would require 104 school districts (of the 115 total in NC) that only teach Abstinence from Sex Until Marriage (AUM) to add a condom-based Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) track to their sex education curriculum.
SB 526 - The so-called School Violence Prevention Act (The Bullying Bill) As amended, the bill would force North Carolina's public schools to promote homosexuality and other "alternative" sexual behaviors as normal
Like a lot of people, I get behind reading the local news. But, today, I regret catching up.
I remember reading a few months ago about a Bible school teacher accused of some sort of crime but I didn't read the details and never followed the story.
Today, I read my News and Observer dated August 18th and I was dismayed to learn what happened to this so-called leader and of his conviction of sexual abuse of young boys. Because I do not have the stomach to rehash the incident here, you can read the article for yourself.
Superior Court Judge Ripley Rand sentenced Brian Goodrich Jr. to state prison, but I hardly think that 13 years is enough. People who commit crimes such as this can never be rehabilitated. They know what they are doing is wrong, but they just can't control themselves and they can never rid themselves of their urges. They have abnormal desires for young children that we parents spend our days trying to protect. They will almost certainly offend again and ruin the lives of more young children.
The parents placed their sons in this bible study, at an otherwise excellent church, to help them grow spiritually. The boys and their parents put their trust in Goodrich and expected to grow as followers of Jesus. As a seminary student, Goodrich seemed like the man for the job. However, he betrayed everyone.
My regular readers know that I'm the mother of a two-year-old, and today, I'm a MAD mother! I'm especially mad at this criminal's attorney. Joe Cheshire actually told the media that he recognized a desire in Goodrich to rehabilitate himself. Of course Goodrich wants to "rehabilitate" himself! He doesn't want to have to do any more time than he has to. He wants all to be forgiven so he can be let back out on the street to re-offend if allowed. Further, Goodrich has been caught by Raleigh police before.
What is it with our society that forces parents like me to worry each day? Yes, we can protect them at age 2. But as my son grows, he will gain independence and want to go places with his friends, like church. I want him to grow just as much as these boys' parents did. Yet, our legal system is allowing a revolving door at the county jail.
Luckily for Goodrich, he can participate in all the homosexual activity he desires in prison. But, while there, he cannot ruin another child's life.
Writer's Note: I chose not to name the church, as I have found it to be an excellent source of inspiration for so many of my friends in the Raleigh area.